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Mar. 14th, 2007 | 12:12 am

I don't want to do one of those single sentence posts, but I also don't want to rant for a page about how much I hate school and blah blah blah, so I'll fill this with trivial stuff before I get to the meat of the post. As they come to me:
Saw 300 today. Quite a film; enjoyed it a great deal.
Saw A Scanner Darkly again yesterday. Also quite good.
Finished American Gods the other day - the book never did quite what I wanted it to, but it came damn close and I enjoyed it all the way through.
Read Burning Chrome today, a Gibson short story. Supposed to be the best in the anthology of the same name, and I don't doubt it. Very evocative.
Got a bunch of The Streets that's new, at least, to me. Just amazing.
Want to get to competition very soon. Not worried that it's going to be my last with the team, but worried that I'll start worrying.

Photographs have no right to be so damn depressing. I keep missing Japan, and it doesn't make any kind of sense because I know full well that I was pretty much miserable a great deal of the time. I guess it's partly that I didn't take photographs of all the time I spent sitting around playing Tetris and not leaving the house, and partly that the good is so much more lasting than the bad, and even the bad can make me miss it because I want to go back and have things go better this time. I assume Laura knows what I'm talking about with that.

School sucks, but I'm not going to rant about that for paragraphs and paragraphs, which is probably how much it would take up if I started going.

It's hard to look at the last four years and see things as they really are. I've lost a great deal, but, if I remember to look hard enough, I suppose I've gained a lot, too, which is a fact that I need to try and remember.

I want to take a page from a dear friend of mine in closing this post, but I can't, it seems, think of anything appropriate. Damn shame.

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On Mapping the Genome

Feb. 27th, 2007 | 10:53 pm

"What makes you think you can do a better job than God?" "Well, we have computers."

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College: 1, Gerry: 0

Feb. 2nd, 2007 | 07:21 pm

That'd be my first rejection. I'm not too upset. At least, not yet. These things take time.

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Today was uncharacteristically difficult.

Jan. 28th, 2007 | 12:21 am

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We steal the memes of others because we're not as cool as we wish

Jan. 25th, 2007 | 11:10 pm

Note to self:
It's time to be proud of who you are.

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Note to self:

Jan. 12th, 2007 | 08:20 am

I met a ghost this morning. Might write more later; for now, remember: bird, elephant, squeeze, and a whisper.

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There's no reason this isn't in that other post. I just hate you. Yeah, you.

Jan. 1st, 2007 | 03:39 am

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I didn't write anything in November.

Jan. 1st, 2007 | 02:47 am

Jan. 1st, 2006 | 01:09 pm

So the New Year's Gala Bash-a-ma-tron was a success, and unlike last year, it hasn't left me with a sour taste in the mouth. Johnny Cash as a singing Starfleet Admiral. It's high up there on the list of great Star Wars things, and if I'm ever in another D20 game I'll probably have to make my guy believe it. I don't even know where to begin. Saying goodbye really, really sucks, I'd forgotten how much. I'm a bit later on it than he was, but, like zwab, it's time I put up my leave of absence post. There's so little to say and too much, all at once. I hope no one was waiting for me to post the rest of that Japan stuff here because it got really boring really quickly. Every time I wear my Olin t-shirt everyone asks if it's my first choice, and I say, "Yeah, but I don't think I can get in." Castle in the Sky is a very good movie. So while I was in Japan, I went to the high school's library, checked out a book from their English rack, and blazed through it in a few days - it was Pinball 1973, by Haruki Murakami.

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Dec. 30th, 2006 | 03:41 pm

I submitted my applications to Carnegie Mellon, Harvey Mudd, CalTech, and Olin.

I believe the operative phrase is Aww yeah, snizzity snap.

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Third post in a short period of time. Absurd.

Dec. 26th, 2006 | 02:50 am
music: Daniel Johnston - Walking the Cow

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