10/29/2002 10:46:00 PM   [ link ]

today is a Good day.

- I have been amazingly productive.

- I did extra credit in quantum. Now I feel smart.

- My 455 lab was supposed to take 4 weeks. It's 1 1/2 weeks early, and we're DONE!! Done done done! It all works!! I don't feel like typing the full number of exclamation points it would take to describe my sheer joy over this.

- "High school friend" from previous post randomly decided to Google my name yesterday. She finds this page, and lo and behold, I had just posted about her. We must have a psychic bond that causes us to think about each other at the same time. Yay for hearing from old friends! Alison = rockstar!

Now I must go exercise the Red Grading Pen of Power. 306 students, fear me! Muahahahaha.

10/27/2002 09:22:00 PM   [ link ]

I was going to respond in a bit more depth to Chris's post about tattoos, but instead I'll simply say: go read this. Tattoos of Asian characters are just dumb, unless you speak the language.

A friend of mine from high school had a t-shirt that said "Americans are stupid" in Japanese. She thought this was really funny, but it didn't make much sense to me. Japanese people are still going to laugh at her because of it. At least the t-shirt wasn't permanently etched on her skin.

10/25/2002 01:03:00 AM   [ link ]

Great idea! It's like Barbie dolls! I'll be Swing Dancin' Amy, and she can be Anime Amy. Somewhere in this world, I'm positive there exists a Malibu Amy.

I wonder if I'll ever meet her?

10/24/2002 05:24:00 PM   [ link ]

lightistoobright: the super special birthday edition!!

(also known as) lightistoobright: the edition in which Amy uses obnoxiously large fonts.



(and has a cooler car than me)

I love my sister.

the end.

10/22/2002 11:13:00 PM   [ link ]

Christopher Dearest,

You really must stop blaming your problems on other people. And as for this delusion that your weblog is some sort of "news bulletin", well... there are places where you can get help for that sort of problem, you know.

Furthermore, let it be duly noted that my name is at least three times as unique as your own. Any further reference to me as "Other Amy" merely serves to illustrate your own hypocrisy.

Love always,

10/22/2002 04:57:00 PM   [ link ]

does this advertising scheme actually work on people??

Today I got the bill for my monthly car payment in the mail. With it came two examples of advertisement.

Exibit A: (on the statement) "Why write us another check? ePay on ToyotaFinancial.com!" This, in my humble opinion, is an example of Good Advertising. I am in the middle of writing a check. They present me with information that speeds up this process and makes my life simpler. Two thumbs up!

Exhibit B: (on a separate paper.) "The All-New 2003 4Runner: Engineered for Adventure!" They sent me three of these. Because when I am trying to make a car payment the foremost thing on my mind is how much I want a new SUV. Or three. "Hi there! You owe us lots of money. Would you like to owe us even more money?" Sure!! Er... two thumbs down.

10/22/2002 01:32:00 AM   [ link ]

I failed my first exam.

I'm going to crawl in a hole now and attempt to repair my self-esteem.

10/21/2002 08:17:00 PM   [ link ]

my archaeology professor is... professional.

Dr. Dale: OK class, today we are going to talk about Homo erectus. (giggles) I never can say that with a straight face! Because I'm still a kindergartener.

10/19/2002 04:12:00 PM   [ link ]

Hey Chris! Keeping your readers aware of what's going on in their world is certainly a noble goal! But what's the point of reading your site if I already read CNN that day, huh? Answer that!

As for leaving comments, I suggest that you simply amend your earlier post by adding a link that says "comments" and points over here.

The One True Amy (accept no imitations)

PS - Your archives are still all jacked up.

10/17/2002 07:23:00 PM   [ link ]

Hey Chris! What are you, the CNN digest or something?? (Sorry, I had to.)

Not that I should really be allowed to talk. I think I'm turning into ab9, using random conversations as my primary posting subjects. So the real question is: Will today be the day that Amy snaps out of it and posts something meaningful? And the answer is: no!

I'd just like to send a BIG shout out to my buddy Fall Break!!!1 I love you, man!! <3 <3 <3

10/13/2002 02:59:00 AM   [ link ]

Tonight I went dancing (surprise surprise). I've decided that I need two modes of operation for dancing, depending on the location.

1) Location is Casa Loma, Fusion, or some other place where people go for the purpose of dancing or watching the dancing.

2) Location is a smoky bar. People go there to drink. And, oh yeah, there's music of some sort.

Since the majority of my dancing falls in category #1, I am in the habit of accepting a dance with anyone who might ask. Sure, there are a few creepy old guys at my regular haunts, but most of them are least subtle about it. And there are some really nice old guys too, some amazing dancers. Tonight I made the mistake of acting as if I was in a Location #1, when I was actually in a Location #2. A random guy asked me to dance, and I said yes before I even thought about it. This guy's creepiness turned out not to be so subtle. He actually felt the need to tell me that he's old enough to be my father (as if that wasn't already completely obvious). Ugh. New mode of operation for dancing in smoky bars: dance only with people I already know. The old guys are too likely to be creepy, and the young guys are unlikely to know how to dance.

Lest I leave any female or parental type readers cringing on my behalf, I should mention the upside of dancing in smoky bars: it's really easy to impress people. You just go and do your thing, and even if you aren't that great people think it's the coolest thing they have ever seen. These two girls left a note on my table that said "We want to be like you when we grow up!" It made my night.

I think I should cough some of this smoke out of my lungs and then go to sleep.

10/12/2002 08:54:00 PM   [ link ]

The weather is perfect today. I walked outside, and it was cool but not too cold, windy but not bitter, dark grey skies and just a little misting of rain. I rolled down all the windows in my car and took deep breaths and they were playing love songs on the radio. It made me happy, but at the same time a little wistful.

I wish I could remember what it feels like to fall in love.

10/11/2002 02:58:00 AM   [ link ]

I've been a bit neglectful of posting lately. Or rather, I've been holding off on posting. I've had nothing to say lately except whining and complaining about how stressed and sick I am. I'm sure those of you who know me have heard enough of that from me already...

Today was better. The guy at Mallinckrodt asked if I was done with classes for the day. I told him yes, and he said I should let my hair down. I assumed he meant this in a figurative manner, so I smiled and nodded and told him I would go home and relax.
"You hear what I said?"
"What, about letting my hair down?"
It became clear that he did not intend to give me my food until I complied.
"Now, shake your head. Smile!"
Only then did I receive my mashed potatoes. A little odd, on the whole, but it brightened my day.

Later on at the grocery store I ran into Geoff and tried to convince him to purchase a trashy romance novel. You know, the kind with a shirtless man on the cover who is holding a woman that has apparently lost control of her neck muscles.

However, I think the best part of my day was when I turned in a highly technical, serious, electrical engineering lab report containing the sentence:

"In the end, the chicken-waving was to no avail."

10/07/2002 10:09:00 PM   [ link ]

Long, loooong weekend. I spent more hours dancing than care to count. I kept three fellow dancers in my living room. How often do people open up their homes to complete strangers simply because they all share a common interest?

Where else but at a Lindy Exchange would you encounter the following situation? I was driving home late on Friday night, along with 2 complete strangers and 2 near-strangers. I dropped the 2 complete strangers off at a house. This house contained 2 people that the strangers had barely met, and several other people they had never met. Everyone in the house was asleep. They walked in the unlocked door of this strange house, and (careful not to disturb anyone) went to sleep. The only common thread between all of these strangers is the love of dancing.

It's just like a long time ago, when people would open up their homes to travelers because that's what you were supposed to do.

10/06/2002 02:37:00 PM   [ link ]

(anomaly eight advocates terrible revenge)
(lightistoobright advocates avoidance of conflict)

anomaly eight: so what? HE STOLE YOUR IDEA!
lightistoobright: no, I will suffer in silence
lightistoobright: and beat him to a bloody pulp next time I see him

10/04/2002 03:03:00 PM   [ link ]

culmination of a near shouting match:

"Transistor transistor transistor!!"
"Dissection dissection dissection!!"

Whether that is more entertaining in or out of its context, I am not certain. But I am certain that this time, I quoted Jenny exactly 100 percent correctly. Not one word has been changed or omitted.

10/04/2002 01:46:00 AM   [ link ]

ahhh, resume time...

Fixing up my resume for the career fair tomorrow. Bill Gates suggests that when I typed the word "Matlab", perhaps what I really meant was "Meatball".

Most amusing. I must sleep now.

10/02/2002 01:53:00 AM   [ link ]

meow. meowwwwwwwwwwwwww. (Are you even listening? Pay attention to me!)

I know what I must do! I will jump onto this desk (merrffh.) and rid you of all this deplorable homework! (chomp!! chomp chomp.) Kitty saves the day!!

Your book tastes funny, now will you play with me?

10/01/2002 09:54:00 PM   [ link ]

Mark: (after watching Joe fight with the printer for 20 minutes) So, what do I need to do to get it to print?
Joe: You have to say nice things to it, and promise it printer snacks.
Mark: So, I need to whisper sweet nothings in its ear?
Joe: No. You whisper sweet nothings in its parallel port. Printers don't have ears, stupid.

10/01/2002 09:49:00 PM   [ link ]

Chris's archives are now sort of (but not completely) fixed. So, here's a link to the post that I followed up on yesterday.