Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Random Lab Stuff

Today we had cupcakes in the lab for Kim's birthday. Justin was checking to see how many were left, and I asked him if he was squishing it. No, but there is only one left, not none ... I thought we had eaten them all in that brief second. So then the conversation evolved into:

"There is one left, which is like none. Actually exactly like the last three letters. Like neon."
"Noon also."
"It is spelled the same way.... oh wait it isn't"
"What were you thinking?"

The sugar has kicked in. Yay for lab meeting only lasting an hour. Now we are all done and wondering what to do because we rushed to finish thinking lab meeting was going to take all night.

Monday, February 26, 2007

What A... Wow

The last week has been nuts. Again, I switch to list format:

  1. Hives. Never ever ever wish these on anyone. They suck. You itch. Simple.
  2. OBGYN. Enough said.
  3. Blood drawn. Again, yuck.
  4. Apartment robbed. Stuff taken. Have to replace it. Feel scared in my own place. Starting to see the trend?
  5. AJ rocks. Even bad things have a good side and getting to see AJ step up and be there for me made things a lot better. Certainly helps with the trust issue :)
  6. Seeing my friends show who really cares.
  7. Seeing my parents. Having my daddy fix things to make me safe.
  8. Seeing that actions really do speak louder than words sometime, actually most of the time.
  9. Knowing that God kept me safe and has provided comfort for me.
  10. Worship at church that just rocked!
  11. Seeing that things might just work out after all.
  12. Getting to see the Stine and introducing my AJ to her :)
  13. Maybe getting a full nights sleep....

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Balancing Act

I am supposed to be in bed. I promised I would go to bed tonight earlier than I went to bed last night, but I am not so sure that is going to happen. I have got thoughts running through my mind that are going to make it hard to turn it off if I go lay down. I really need to find that off switch. Maybe I can use the one that the guy in Pi used. That seem to work really well for shutting off his math ability, maybe it would work for my thinking ability.

I spent the night hanging out with Kelly. I think it was a good use of not going to homegroup. I got to catch up with her and also get filled in on all the information that is happening in the "ferret" club. WOW! They are a complicated bunch.

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I have reverted to a past time. Oh well. That took more brain power than it should have, but I was doing computer biology today and that saps energy and brain power. It is very useful, but very boring and time consuming.

Off to bed to hopefully sleep.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Thoughts of Randomness

  1. I like list. They make everything look organized even when it isn't.
  2. I have a friend that is with child, but not in the happily married kinda way. It is really odd. Actually the whole situation is odd, the guy who helped make it, the whole lead up to and during their relationship, and following the whole evolution online. The grandparents have not been told, because at least on his end his parents don't think he is having pre-marital sex... if they only knew what this guy has done and the destruction it has caused in 7 months.
  3. I am really hungry. I hope Chris and Alicia show up with food soon. Then we can head to Orlando!
  4. Computer biology is annoying. Not because of the thoughtlessness of it, but because the software is crap. It does not work on any logical basis.
  5. I like my AJ. He makes me very happy.
  6. The bouncing bruise has mostly gone away... well I hope it has, otherwise riding coasters tomorrow is going to hurt.
  7. We still need to buy a notebook for theme park stats.
  8. Seeing a guy on a unicycle made me chuckle. I can't even begin to imagine the level of balance it would take to use one.
  9. Pi the movie is still as odd as I remember.
  10. It is cold in Gainesville.
  11. Next Friday I have a date with my Stine - YIPPIE!
  12. Food is here!!!

Mimsy were the Borogroves.

The Jabberwocky

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
'Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!'
He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought--
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.
And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!
One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.
'And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
Lewis Carrol wrote this poem in his story Alice In Wonderland. It was cool there, but when it is used in science fiction it is even cooler. Mimsy were the Borogroves is a short story that made me go wow!

Background stolen from other places so I don't have to explain it:
  • "In 1943, Henry Kuttner, writing as Lewis Padgett, published a science fiction short story called Mimsy were the Borogoves in the magazine Astounding, which has since been republished in several anthologies. It posits that the poem is actually a communication with hidden meaning from the future." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jabberwocky
  • "The title of the story, of course, is taken from Lewis Carroll's "Jaberwocky". According to this story, it was actually written by Alice herself and is not just a poem but a mathematical formula with which one can travel to bizarre alternate realities. How does she know this? Well, of course, Alice discovered one of the boxes of toys from the future!" http://math.cofc.edu/kasman/MATHFICT/mfview.php?callnumber=mf300

I guess the best reason I can think of for naming my blog this is the second point, "a formula to travel to bizarre alternate realities." I guess anyone who knows me and knows the way I think doesn't really need a better explanation than that. My thought patterns are normally erratic and often odd. I am perfectly ok with that, considering the alternative at this point would to be insane and though I might joke about that I honestly don't think I am much crazier than the next person.

I am tired of having my blog on myspace... I don't always want stuff posted there, and I am tired of having people whine at me when I decide to lock down one of my blogs. Not everything needs to be seen by everyone. I guess I will see how well this works and how happy it makes me to have my thoughts floating around. I want some people to be able to see them, but I still want my privacy and safety.