Saturday, November 22, 2008

what's going on with Me

So, Jamie's update made me feel guilty for not updating. I've also been doing "nothing" even as my individual moments are often accompanied by the thoughts "this would make a funny blog entry." But the overall picture is that I'm accomplishing "nothing" with the trajectory of my life, and therefore it feels empty. But even that's not true. So here's what is going on with me:

I have a really nice boyfriend, even though he stood me up at the concert I had to go review last night. I burned the inside of my mouth on a burrito. I fell asleep in the bathtub. I have a golf-ball sized growth on my thyroid and need to get a biopsy WITH A NEEDLE IN MY NECK on Monday (I KNOW!). I play and enjoy D&D a great deal and will miss it in the coming holiday season. But I am looking forward to being home this Christmas for almost a month, even though I will miss aformentioned boyfriend. I will probably go to Russia over spring break (ahh, balmy Russia in March), and am looking for funding to get me back to India over the summer. Right now, I'm in the middle of administerting oral exams (8 hours a day, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), which leaves me no time for my actual work, especially considering I'm going to the symphony tonight. I'm looking forward to being out of school and getting a real job. I am skipping my upcoming high school reunion. All my my friends are breaking up with their long-term bfs. My radio show is going pretty well, and I record it as often as I can with the hopes of setting up my own website with like a podcast, as illegal as that is. I am playing Word Challenge less, which is a relief on my time demands (this was a word game on Facebook that I literally was addicted to; it didn't even bring me pleasure to do anymore because I had no more goals to achieve). My cats are still the light of my life, and there was a funny incident involving a squirrel, but if you're not a cat person, you wouldn't understand. They sleep under the covers with me more and more because my heater isn't set up properly (I have to take the thermostat apart and switch some wires around; pretty awesome of me, right?). I bake cookies pretty often. I've eaten so much sugar in the last few weeks that my face has broken out despite being on hormones. When my boyfriend was out of town, I removed 6 months' worth of recycling from his home and washed 6 loads of his laundry. I discovered the reason most of his clothes are on the floor is that there is no room in his closet or two dressers for all of them.

But now my next (and last for the day) student is coming in, so I have to pay attention to hypothesis tests and p-values and things.

Monday, November 17, 2008


I will definitely be using some of these songs in this coming week's show. Except, alas, not Ginny's. Who, incidentally, is probably the only one who might actually listen to all of these.

(sadly not actully a video:)

Also not the video, for some reason:

The sole result for "weasel rationing"

on the radio

Last week's show is available for download here.

here is a video of one of the songs:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

on my own

thank. god. i beat k's word challenge score on my own (no cheating). now maybe i can finally rest. 34,615. YEAH!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

stupid is as stupid does

last night, for andy's birthday, we went to see Master Pancake Theater (like mst3k) of Forrest Gump. It was hilarious. But it made me think of this scene from the XFiles, too.

This is like a month old, but this is verrry cute. I thought of it last night because Haley Joel Osmont is so cute as Forrest Jr:

Thursday, November 06, 2008

So, my radio show didn't record today :( Instead, here is probably my favorite new find for the week's set (which, by the way, was AWESOME. Just some idiot at the station wanted to watch YouTube and doesn't know how computers work).

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

OK, top secret guys, but if you want to hear my show from last week, you can download it here. You just have to type in the three letter code at the top. I'll try to do the same for this week's show, or you can try to catch it live tomorrow at 1:00 PM,

How I feel. An empire-wide party with at least 52% of the population.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


  • All the hopes that you've been holding on to for so long
    Ohh, sometimes it takes a night to fall

So, tonight was the best night ever. Obama...well, no words can describe the feeling.

But just as CNN called the election, Andy and I beat my high score on Word Challenge (Facebook game). And Katia's unbeatable score.

Now what remains is to beat this night, and even this day (14 hours of sleep and doing jack all day).

What if Bush was elected to create such animosity towards the republican party so that Obama could win so soundly? I think in terms of fate a lot. What if Obama is going to be so good that the last 8 years fade to nothing? I've never had this much hope after an election.

  • Basia Bulat, In the Night