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Inauguration [20 Jan 2009|05:04pm]
[ mood | hopeful ]

I'm proud to be an American today.

I don't want to hear about political agendas. I've heard them all. I didn't vote for the man who took office today, but that doesn't mean I don't LIKE him. He's a good man. He's kind. He's charismatic. He has a beautiful family. He's optimistic. He gets people excited. I look forward to seeing what he's going to do with America.

Mostly, I'm proud because we live in a country where the outgoing administration supports the incoming one.

God bless America.

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huuurrrggghhh!! [23 Sep 2008|04:57pm]
[ mood | frustrated ]

OF COURSE I don't have any experience in [insert field]. How am I supposed to gain experience when the only ones who are ever hired are the people who already have experience?

Job hunting = le suck.

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Presents for athenaraven! :D [23 Aug 2008|02:51am]
[ mood | calm ]

Presents for athenaraven, you say? Why, what could have brought this on? One, because I haven't updated in ages and need to make a frakking post every now and then, and two, CUZ I LOVE MY athenaraven. Other fans of Star Trek and House on my friends list will enjoy these as well, but athenaraven is the one I specifically have in mind.

Present OneCollapse )

Present TwoCollapse )

Hope this brings a smile to your face. :)

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Airplanes [17 May 2008|03:30pm]
[ mood | la la la ]

Does anyone else call their plane "fat ass" when it feels like it's taking a really long time to take off, or am I just a whacko?

Silly 737s. The prop job I'm getting on in about an hour here shouldn't take so long to get in the air. Then it's an hour flight to North Bend. Woohoo! Almost home, except not really.

I'm going to sleep until Monday.

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update! [17 May 2008|09:08am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

I'm at the airport in Phoenix. Woohoo! Home, here I come!

Oh yeah. I'm a physicist now. Know what's really funny? When you're making small talk with the person next to you and it slips that you're a physicist, they're like, "Ooh, do you know about string theory?" This has happened to me twice in the last few hours. It's all I can do to keep from saying, "Gah bah duh wha? String theory? Dude, I'm still trying to figure out how a fuckin' pendulum works."

I haven't slept in a while.

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More BSG-ness: Final Cylon speculation! [21 Apr 2008|11:11am]
[ mood | contemplative ]

Okay, so in my last entry I mentioned how un_paid_intern and I were talking about who the final Cylon could be, and she pointed out some things that completely redefined my thoughts on the matter. My new top pick for the final Cylon is...
Hmmm who could it be?Collapse )

Thoughts? Who do YOU think the final Cylon is?

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BSG goofiness [20 Apr 2008|10:25pm]
[ mood | amused ]

un_paid_intern and I have been analyzing a certain BSG promo image, and we think we have uncovered the truth about two characters. Remember the famous "Last Supper" pic?

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Well, we've figured out what Roslin's burning, and why.

This is what we do instead of homework.Collapse )

In less silly news, our conversation also touched on Cylon numbering and symbolism and other things and I now have a new leading candidate for who I think is the final Cylon. Hint: one of my favorite characters!
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Random thoughts on latest BSG episode [18 Apr 2008|03:24pm]
[ mood | loopy ]

This is more a collection of babblings than a coherent review, so be forewarned.

4x03 spoilersCollapse )

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BSG fanart [15 Apr 2008|02:38pm]
[ mood | amused ]

I was wandering around deviantART yesterday and found this comic with two of my favorite BSG characters. It amuses me.

Roslin/Zarek funninessCollapse )

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aaah the physics it hurts me [08 Apr 2008|11:47pm]
[ mood | a bit chilly ]

E&M is scary, evil stuff. I don't like it a lot. Or even a little. Earlier today I thought I understood something... but I was wrong. We have a test next week. It was originally supposed to be Monday but from the sound of things it's probably going to be moved to Wednesday. That's a slight relief with the zone meeting coming up this weekend, but I can't shake this gut feeling that there will be an anxiety attack sometime in the next few days.

In other news, I'm thinking about hanging around for one more semester. Still haven't gotten around to figuring out all the graduation shit, and if I don't have a job offer, I really have nothing better to do. I'd like to move to Portland or Salem and take some classes at a CC or something, but whatever, take it in stride. Still have friends here, after all. (They say you don't have to be enrolled in the semester you "officially" graduate in, so it's not like I'm frakked if I don't submit my paperwork for this semester) At some point, I'll go talk to Dr. Eastwood about the feasibility of getting something with the word "astronomy" tacked on to my diploma. She's a pretty cool lady. If nothing else, maybe she'll make me feel better about all the freaking out.

So remember how in first grade, they teach you that adding zero to any number doesn't change it? In almost all observable cases, that argument holds true until you hit your final semester of undergraduate physics. I'm a bit hazy on the details, especially because it's E&M, but near as I can figure, we're taking a vector potential and making it into a different vector potential by adding a term that goes to zero. Yes, I'm serious. We're doing something by not really doing something. Oh, physics. You hurt me.

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yum [07 Apr 2008|07:17pm]
[ mood | hungry ]

I went to Quizno's with Alex and Bekah earlier today and it was SO GOOD! I almost died from the yumminess. Not really, but it was so good. I love Quizno's. I don't go there enough. It's not that it's far, it's just really annoying to get to. It's like 2 miles away, which is annoyingly far to walk for a sandwich, and I don't like driving there because there's no way to get to it without driving on Milton, and I HATE driving on Milton. However, today, the sandwich was worth it. So, so yummy.

And yet I'm still hungry. Maybe I'm just remembering the deliciousness and desiring more of it.

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Battlestar Galactica S4 [05 Apr 2008|01:39am]
[ mood | drunk ]

do NOT read unless you want spoilers for the BSG season 4 premiere and the clips of the next episodeCollapse )

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hee! [02 Apr 2008|04:14pm]
[ mood | chipper ]

I'm going to redo my journal with a BSG theme.

Eventually.

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Lab reports are funny [14 Mar 2008|10:17am]
[ mood | amused ]

I was writing a lab report last night and while doing my analysis, I realized that while the values I got for the two Feigenbaum parameters weren't what they were supposed to be, but they were within error for the other parameter. So, in other words, the value I got for alpha was what I should have gotten for delta, and vice versa. Ha. Ha ha. Ha ha ha. That's funny. A little bit.

I fail at lab.

At least it LOOKS good. My formatting is so nice.

Happy pi day.

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Reflections... [12 Nov 2007|06:10pm]
[ mood | grateful ]

It's really easy to get discouraged when life is going to hell... boyfriend dumps you, financial aid keeps screwing you over, you land yourself in a sticky situation after someone gives you misleading info, and school is giving you an ass-kicking like you never imagined... I think I've cried more in the last two weeks than I have all this year up until that point combined. But then someone puts in perspective for you, and you can sit back and think, "You know what... I am doing fucking quantum physics." And you know that everything is going to be okay.

I love my friends so much.

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first week of college... [31 Aug 2007|11:08am]
[ mood | stressed ]

Things I have to do today
+ Drop off rent check
+ Tell storage unit people we're moved out
+ Get plane ticket for DC
+ E-mail 25 people in my anthropology class
+ Go talk to Dr. Vasquez

Things I should do today
+ Start classical homework
+ Start quantum homework
+ Go to financial aid, slap some people around, and say "WHAT THE FUCK?!?"
+ Buy more textbooks

Things I want to do today
+ Sit on my ass in the SPS room
+ Get together with some people tonight and drink and play Settlers

I think I may be able to do "things I want to do today" after "things I have to do today." The first two items on "things I should do today" will probably happen as I do "things I want to do today." As far as textbooks... well, if I'm going to go to IKEA this weekend and still expect to eat next week, I can't afford to buy more textbooks just yet. However, I can get them priced out, which will help. Why are textbooks so expensive?

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class schedule! [16 Jul 2007|08:48pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

So I decided to copy Alyssa and register for the rest of my classes share what my academic agenda looks like for the upcoming term at NAU. I'm only taking a mere 13 credits, but they'll be a tough 13, plus I need a job and I need to travel and all that other fun stuff. Anyhoo. Schedule.

This should be fun...Collapse )

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Happy Feet rant [12 Jun 2007|09:36pm]
[ mood | sleepy ]

So for some reason I was thinking about the movie Happy Feet a couple minutes ago and decided now was as good a time as any to let out my true feelings regarding this Oscar-winning film. Blame the three tequila sunrises I had earlier tonight for that. Anyway, to jump right to the point, Happy Feet is NOT a good movie. Not at all. Developmentally-challenged penguin is shunned by his peers for not having a nice singing voice (a lot of us would be in trouble in trouble if our society was like that), gets into some little side adventures to pass the first hour and a half of the movie, and then sticks it to the man and wins the heart of fair lady. Where's the hole in the plot here? Oh, how about the part where THE FIRST EFFING HOUR AND A HALF OF THE MOVIE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE LAST TWENTY MINUTES. I mean, really. Come on now. It's not okay. It's not! You can't just have an hour and a half of little more than some penguins nancing about on the ice and then say "Oh wait, plot!" and try to recover a movie at the very end. It's weak, it's incoherent, and fluffy little penguins are no excuse for the inexplicable success of such a crappy film.

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wind blows! [05 Jun 2007|06:02pm]
[ mood | gross ]

I hate the wind SO much. It's been steady at around 30 MPH all day, gusting to over 40. There's a wind advisory in effect. (I don't remember what they ground the planes at, but I haven't seen anything in the air today) A few minutes ago I walked over to Haas and back to get a soda - I must have been outside for 3 minutes tops - and when I got back inside, my level of grossness made me feel like I'd been running around for at least an hour. Hair is tangled, skin is grimy, and eyes are stinging like Hades. I HATE THE WIND! I'm going to go shower now and hopefully get some of this grossness off before going out to dinner. (Thai food! Yay!)

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Journal revamp in progress! [01 Jun 2007|08:28pm]
[ mood | calm ]

Okay, so I'm actually WORKING on modifying the look of my journal instead of just talking about it. It's going to have a Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean theme, because I &hearts Davy and his squidly angst oh so much. I think I'm going to wander away and do other things right now, but hopefully my journal will have finished looking dumb by the end of the weekend. At any rate, it looks way less dumb than it did twenty minutes ago.

And on another note, I have a nice lovely picture of me and Ryan, courtesy of Alex! Check it out, but don't get any ideas, because HE'S MINE BITCHES. :D

Aren't we pretty?Collapse )

Monday was the best time I've had since school got out. The whole "not seeing the nerd posse every day" thing feels weird. Oh well, soon UB/MSRC will start and before you know it, not seeing them every day will feel weird too. I miss Ryan. I called him today because it was his birthday and wished him happy birthday. I wonder when I'll be able to see him again.

The residential academic coordinator is getting in tomorrow. I'm so excited. ANOTHER PERSON. It's terribly lonely up here.

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