31 May 2005

Lost Angeles

I'm having a harder and harder time coming to terms with the fact that I'm leaving on Thursday. Even though I know that I'll still be coming back to New Jersey many times over the next {x|x is the number of years necessary to earn my masters} years, something keeps telling me that this move is of the permanent type. While growing up, Meredith and I always talked about moving to Los Angeles when we were older. Now here I am, actually doing it, and all I want to do is stop packing and curl up in my bed. I keep telling myself that I'll be fine once I get there, and especially once I get a job (damn New Jersery address).

In related news, I'm almost done packing. This is good in that I'll be able to mail off all the boxes tomorrow and finish everything else. This is bad in that I'll probably have too much free time tomorrow night.

On the other side of things, I'm really looking forward to the beach. A picnic on the beach. The beach always makes everything better. Unless you drown. But I don't plan on doing that.

Now I should go surround my books with bubble wrap, styrofoam, and cardboard. And finish cleaning up the disaster formerly known as the living room.

27 May 2005

Pseudoephedrine: The Miracle Elixir?

*GASP* I seem to be getting better! My nose is no longer causing declining prices in the snot market! Maybe I'll resemble a normal human being by tomorrow.

25 May 2005

An Improved User Number

I've mentioned to a few people that once upon a time, I used to a have a livejournal account. Back when one person could pay for an account (Evan) and give two free accounts to friends (Estee and me). However, I couldn't remember the account name for the life of me, so I gave up and created a new one. Apparently my mom couldn't remember this account's username, which led to my discovery in the Firefox url dropdown: . Unfortunately, I'd have to pay $15 and not have everything work out quite right to combine the two accounts. Maybe if I ask nicely?

Coming to Terms With a Huge Pile of Crap in the Living Room

The worst possible way to have spent the evening after commencement is not, in fact, packing. It is lying in bed, puking, knowing that come tomorrow, your father will have to finish packing for you. All my stuff made it home in one piece, though finding said pieces is turning out to be quite the challenge.

Normally I start sorting and putting away everything a day or two after I get home. However, I still don't feel well. I've used >1 box of tissues a day since Sunday. As much as I hate living in a disaster area, the thought of unpacking is almost as repulsive as the thought of eating normal portions of food again. Did I mention that one week of being sick resulted in me losing 11lbs? I didn't think that was possible, but my parent's scale claims I weigh 105lbs.

Any weight (okay, that wasn't funny, I admit), our trip to Atlantic City has been mostly cancelled. We were supposed to drive down yesterday, but that just wasn't going to work. We're probably going to head down for the day, tomorrow, assuming I have reached the minimum level of liveliness.

p-p-p-p-powerbook. For real this time; my parents are getting me one for graduation. After careful consideration, I have decided that I might as well order it now, rather than wait for the next update. All signs point to the next update being a faster G4, rather than a G5, due to the logistics of building a watercooled laptop. Also, the next update probably won't occur until at least the end of July, and possibly not until October (http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/). Since the order will not be placed for about a week, any further insight would be appreciated.

For reference, I am leaving for Los Angeles on June 2. I haven't heard back about jobs yet, but I assume it'll be much easier to find employment when I have a California address on applications.

05 May 2005


I just submitted my final CAGD homework. Last night 3DPhoto was handed a death sentence. Completeness has been achieved! Therefore, I must go celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

02 May 2005

Grad School! Coming to a theater near you this fall!

I have officially accepted UCLA's offer.

There must be a better way for determining if you are a California resident for tution purposes. Most notably, they could just ask you, "Do you qualify as a resident for tuition pursposes?" If you say yes or maybe, then they can ask you 14 pages of questions about where you filed your income taxes. Otherwise, I should think that a simple no would suffice.