4/22/2003 01:26:00 AM   [ link ]

it's amazing!

Me and Ana have this game. I put both my hands under my blanket, and I scratch with one hand until she pounces on it. As soon as she does, I stop moving that hand and start scratching with the other, and she pounces on that hand instead. Back and forth and back and forth. The game is called The Amazing Teleporting Mouse.

Poor kitty, she gets so confused.

(Really I'm just writing this so I don't have to write my paper for tomorrow. I'll go away now.)

4/19/2003 12:03:00 PM   [ link ]

two things.

1) Yesterday, I got the best email I have ever gotten about this website:

" Dear Amy,

Here is how smart your esteemed mother is:

I actually thought by the word logging you meant a bunch of cut-down trees ! ! !

Write me something funny for my birthday - or something to fill the spaces in my brain.

I love you.
Mom "

2) I have neglected to mention one more big thing that's making me incredibly happy right now. My sister is coming to WashU next year!! On scholarships and everything, because she's just that awesome. And that means that I get to hang out with her all the time! Wheee!

PS - Happy birthday, Mom!

4/18/2003 04:21:00 PM   [ link ]

senioritis. hard core.

I am 4 assignments and 3 final exams away from the end of my life as a college undergraduate, and I am incapable of concentrating on anything. It's taken me almost 10 minutes to do something as simple as write a 3 sentence post. Given that disheartening statistic, how can anyone expect me to be able to produce a logging facility with persistent storage by Thursday?

4/16/2003 11:17:00 AM   [ link ]


I get to spend the next 18+ months playing with lie detectors and LASERS.


4/13/2003 12:00:00 PM   [ link ]

As if I didn't already have the 9 reasons listed below to be ridiculously happy, I now have another reason, and it's way better than anything down there.

Someone needs to confiscate this keyboard before I make everyone vomit.

4/09/2003 02:09:00 AM   [ link ]

things that are good:

wow. I haven't been this happy in a long, long time.

4/06/2003 04:23:00 AM   [ link ]


You know what I wish? When that guy told me I had a nice lemon, I really wish I had taken it off the side of my glass and handed it to him. Because that would have been really cool.

4/05/2003 02:35:00 PM   [ link ]

Hooo boy. Last night I celebrated the whole grad school thing pretty hard core. Went out to dinner, went to a casino and gambled away $20, one quarter at a time. (My official stance is that casinos are something everyone should experience at least one time. That was my one time.) Then went out to the Delmar Lounge for a drink. Chris gets up to close the tab, so I'm sitting there at the table alone for a minute. Apparently I'm looking rather vulnerable (who knows?), because then this guy walks by, takes a look at my drink, and says, "Heyyyyyy. That's a nice lemon you got there."

I kid you not. A nice lemon. He keeps on walking, as I try to keep from bursting out laughing, but a few minutes later, he comes back. "That's still a really nice lemon you got there..... Can I buy you a lemon?" he says. I say no. "Oh... 'cause... they're really expensive.... you know..." He trails off and wanders away. This time I can't contain the burst of laughter.

A lemon?!?

4/03/2003 08:47:00 PM   [ link ]

ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod

I'm totally going to grad school!! Here at Wash U. I get to work on this awesome awesome project that's gonna take the waveforms from polygraph tests, and design some smart hardware that can tell whether it's a "lying" waveform or a "truthtelling" waveform. Someone look at me with a straight face and tell me that's not the coolest thing ever. Then, a year from now, I'll plug you into my super-duper-hardware-enhanced-auto-detecting-polygraph machine and tell you that you're full of shit.

They're actually going to pay me to think about this, and play with it. iiiieeieeieieeieeiiiiiiiiieeeeeeee!!! I'm so happy, I'm giggliing! I'm so happy I can't even spell "giggling"!

No, really, I'm giggling uncontrollably. Someone please slap me, or I'm totally going to pass out from lack of oxygen.

4/01/2003 12:56:00 AM   [ link ]

I am painfully bad at all video games. I blame my mother for not buying me a Nintendo back in third grade when everyone had a Nintendo.

How can I be a computer engineer if I can't get past the second level of Super Mario Brothers, fer chrissake?!?

ps - Yes, Mom, I did just spend several hours playing old Nintendo games on an emulator. That's what you get for not allowing me to rot my brain in elementary school. I rot it now in college, and it's so much more worth it because there's so much more there to rot.