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Friday, May 30, 2003
At 8:30 AM this morning, as I was frantically getting ready to go to class, my computer arrived. So this update, while not remarkable in any other way, is the first posted on my awesome new laptop! I probably should have been working on homework tonight, but I have been installing hardware and software instead. How else should I spend a Friday night?
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Thursday, May 29, 2003
With the purchase of my new computer on Sunday, my trip to New York City in July, and my pitiful graduate student salary, I really need to budget what funds remain in my bank account. So I drew up a few rules. Here are the first three, and most amusing, I came up with.
1) No more buying DVDs until the release of "The Two Towers" (August 26)
2) No more buying books until I finish the ones I already own, or until the release of The Wizard's Holiday (October 1)
3) No more buying CDs until I've gotten bored with the ones I already own, perhaps with the exception of Clay Aiken's new single (June 10)
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Sunday, May 25, 2003
Not to dimish my earlier news, but I posted a diary entry about my plans to visit New York City this summer. Actually, this information may be equally significant if you consider financial committment and overall excitement.
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I'm getting a new computer! With all of the recent annoyances caused by my three year old laptop I've decided to replace it. My new computer will have a 2.2 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, and a 40 GB hard drive. Maybe I'll actually be able to use my ZIP drive and run Mathcad without overwhelming the operating system. Plus I'll have a CD-RW/DVD drive. I am so excited. Now I need to turn my attention to the other items on my weekend to do list.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2003
On the West Coast the new American Idol won't be announced for another hour and a half. But CNN figured that wasn't important enough to keep them from posting the results. Thanks for that.
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One month until the release of Order of the Phoenix. I can't wait.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2003
"Children of Dune" and "Star Trek: Nemesis." Somehow I don't think today's purchases are going to help me conquer my mountain of homework, but I couldn't resist the new DVD releases. At least I'll have something to watch tonight while avoiding American Idol. I also bought "The Lizzie McGuire Movie" soundtrack. Yes, it is possible to be a huge fan of both science fiction and bubblegum pop.
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Thursday, May 15, 2003
The Matrix Reloaded. Loved it at times, was bored at times, and didn't understand the ending. But maybe no one did? Maybe we weren't supposed to? If this conjecture is incorrect I'm sure I'll find out soon. Someone will set me straight. Update: It turns out I was supposed to understand the ending. How embarrassing. I have now been set straight. At least in this regard.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2003
It's 10 PM. The first two showings of the Matrix Reloaded have just begun at the Village and Bruin theaters in Westwood. The Creek has run dry and Kimberly has been sent home. Another Wednesday night.
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Almost halfway through the Dawson's Creek series finale and I'm bored. I guess I was never really that attached to this show. I wonder who's getting booted from American Idol? I'll see what's happening during the next commercial break. If it's Kimberly I'm not watching next week. So there.
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Believe it or not I just posted a new diary entry. It's not exactly intellectual fare, as the title reflects, but I wanted to express my opinions despite their frivolity. As I learned from Mystery Science Theater, "You are full of crap beyond your years, kid." (Quest of the Delta Knights) I think that pretty much sums it up.
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Saturday, May 10, 2003
I posted an incomplete diary entry I wrote last last month about American Idol. That show is my guilty pleasure, but if my cousin hadn't auditioned I probably wouldn't have watched at all. When I fell asleep during the Tuesday show last week I was really disappointed. Speaking of disappointment, I take back what I said about X2. I liked it better the second time.
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Wednesday, May 07, 2003
"One day I promise to have something exciting to write about." (3/5/03) But until then I'll have to be satisfied with posting some funny pictures of my research group. They are in the "UCLA" section of my photo album and illustrate the true nature of engineering students. We're either studying or acting goofy. Sometimes both at once.
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"One day I'm going to walk out of an exam in a good mood." (3/18/03) But after my spring midterms this has yet to happen. At least I have a chance to catch my breath now. These past two weeks have been crazy. I am looking forward to watching Dawson's Creek, reading a book, and going to bed at a reasonable hour.
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Tuesday, May 06, 2003
Watching American Idol, doing laundry, and studying for my rocket propulsion midterm. It's probably an exciting evening somewhere in LA. However, after my compressible flow midterm this morning I have a cloud of gloom hanging over my head. A situation shared by just about everyone in that class, it seems. Misery loves company.
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Sunday, May 04, 2003
Relief gives way to anxiety. I only have two days to study for my midterms and I'm sure that won't be enough. I'm starting to panic. One year ago today I graduated from UF, but somehow I don't think I'll look back on today with as much affection.
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Saturday, May 03, 2003
To celebrate my successful presentation at the MAE Department Research and Technology Review, Dan and I went to see X2 last night. I'm not sure if I'm that crazy about the movie, but I'll have to watch it again to form a definite opinion. In the meantime I have to spend the weekend doing homework and studying for my two midterms this week.
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