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Tuesday, April 29, 2003
"Time, tide, and trolley wait for no man." (Meet Me in St. Louis)
I'm not sure of the last two, but time certainly doesn't accommodate my wishes. So even if "time has neither beginning nor end" it races forward regardless of any and all things.
Posted at 5:39 PM, 1 Comments

"For time does not die, time has neither beginning nor end, and so nothing can end or die that has once had a place in time." (Silver on the Tree)
Just a little reassurance that my webpage has not died. Just my sanity. No matter how busy I've been this quarter, very few of my activities seem to warrant an update. And, in hindsight, most of those updates seem to warrant deleting. At least the laundry facilities are back in service.
Posted at 12:32 AM, 0 Comments

Friday, April 25, 2003
I'm so glad I went out of my way to get quarters today. After waiting for someone to finish two loads of laundry tonight the washer was apparently newly broken. And it won't be fixed until at least Monday. I've probably got a clean pair of jeans around here somewhere.
Posted at 12:45 AM, 0 Comments

Thursday, April 17, 2003
The spring quarter does seem to have one good quality - the most stressful part of the week is over by Thursday afternoon. All of my homework has been turned in and I don't have office hours again until Monday. Unfortunately I get a false sense of security from this situation. So my goal this weekend is to fight the urge to slack off and start next week's homework earlier than I normally would. I'm not sure this is realistic, though.
Posted at 2:15 PM, 0 Comments

Wednesday, April 16, 2003
"Great news--we are going to make sure you receive your copy on the day of release, June 21, 2003, guaranteed..." So read an email I (and several million other people) received from Amazon today concerning Order of the Phoenix. I wasn't worried. I am, however, worried that I won't make it until then. Either the anticipation will kill me or my schoolwork will.
Posted at 8:44 PM, 0 Comments

Tuesday, April 15, 2003
I have been in a state of constant panic since the beginning of the quarter. While I enjoy being busy this is just ridiculous. With too few hours in the day, I find that multi-tasking sometimes helps me manage my obligations. For example, here's what I'm doing right now.
1) Correcting the homework solution for the class I am TAing
2) Working on my own homework that's due tomorrow
3) Downloading a presentation for my research
4) Grinning over the new Matrix preview I just saw
5) Wishing I was reading my current favorite HP fanfiction
Posted at 4:37 PM, 0 Comments

This is what comes of taking naps in the middle of the afternoon - working on homework very early in the morning. One of these days I'll figure out that my brain functions better during the day and start doing schoolwork then. My eyes are starting to cross after staring at the rocket equation for the past four hours. There's no way I'll get the right answers at this time of night, but that's not enough to stop me from trying.
Posted at 2:48 AM, 0 Comments

Thursday, April 10, 2003
I practically feel guilty for taking the afternoon off. But today was my first chance to eat lunch all week and I took it. I am planning to do some work later tonight, but being at home before 6 PM seems lazy. I hardly know what to do with myself. Maybe watch last night's Enterprise that I taped?
Posted at 2:32 PM, 0 Comments

Wednesday, April 09, 2003
Today's predicament: which TV shows to tape and which to watch? Enterprise, American Idol, or Dawson's Creek? I still haven't watched last week's Enterprise, come to think of it. I am way too busy! Sadly it took more than my research, TA responsibilities, and classes to realize this.
Posted at 6:58 PM, 0 Comments

Tuesday, April 08, 2003
I know it's late, but I just posted a new diary entry and I wanted to mention it here. Even if I had to stay up all night I was going to finish it. Writing about some of the things that are filling my mind right now helps me calm down. I still don't feel calm enough to sleep, though. Too many other things to think about.
Posted at 3:14 AM, 0 Comments

Saturday, April 05, 2003
Three years ago today...
"Ug, why am I watching Dawson's Creek (for the first time in ages)? My intellectual level momentarily took a turn for the worse when I stopped channel surfing at the WB network. I think I am just trying to avoid the inevitable astrodynamics project that I should be working on. ... It sounds like the last thing I should be doing is sitting here typing an incredibly uneventful diary entry for poor people like you to read. How can I ever thank you for reading my stream-of-consciousness ramblings?"
04.05.00 diary entry
Posted at 5:08 PM, 0 Comments

Thursday, April 03, 2003
All I wanted was a box of Poptarts and a Mountain Dew Code Red. And it took me six hours to get them. Things just kept coming up when I was in the lab today. While hopefully continuing my research, this quarter I am also a TA for the undergraduate aerodynamics class. A whole new set of responsibilities. If the past four days are any indication this quarter is going to be nuts.
Posted at 4:35 PM, 0 Comments

Tuesday, April 01, 2003
It's only the second day of the spring quarter and I'm already going crazy. All of the things I intended to do this afternoon were thrown out the window when my research project needed immediate attention. So today's "to do" list got moved to tomorrow. Something to look forward to. The good news is that I may only have to buy one textbook this quarter. Well, that's good compared to the other stuff. Kinda dull otherwise.
Posted at 8:20 PM, 0 Comments

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