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  • 12:34 At big corporations' urging, citizens clamor for their right to be fed industrial waste and sewage. Impressive. nyti.ms/aP1U0H #

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  • 08:10 It is Tuesday morning. This week has been-- and will be-- a shit show. I feel like I've just gone cold turkey on some horrific drug. #

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  • 10:43 I'm just taking advantage of the socialized medicine I get from paying $50K to Bowdoin-- so why do I feel like a hypochondriac? :( #

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  • 01:15 Well, I'll give you this-- making it abundantly clear that you're angry without talking at all is effective at making us stew in our seats. #
  • 01:16 As a confrontation strategy, however, I don't think it's going to get you what you want. We tried and apparently we guessed wrong. #
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  • 11:23 @kierstonia oh my god, are you all right? (I hope all right enough to be texting is a good sign!) #
  • 23:34 Watching 1940s Flash Gordon. Model planets and quintessential model space ships for the win! #
  • 23:38 And extraterrestrial time-traveling space terrorists with french accents, of course. #
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  • 01:47 Compared notes w/ a real needle-phobe today. Our only diff: I still donate blood when I can. Today's 1.5h wait more likely to stop me. :( #

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  • 21:07 Fuck you, P. Phil. I'm freezing to death up here. In other news, PROCRASTINATION I CAN ILL AFFORD WOO! #

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Bad movie meme + I am dumb + the Great Beyond

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In the interests of posting something....

What is the worst movie you've ever seen? Did you sit through it or walk out? What made it so dreadful?


I don't know if it was the worst movie I've ever seen. My parents are big romantic comedy fans, of all things, and I've walked away from plenty of those-- but that's the small screen. The only time I left a big-screen movie was some low-budget English horror film that oasisofsolitude and roadside_motel dragged me to at the Mayan.

I'm not a horror movie person; it's not like I faint at the sight of blood, but my imagination is way too vivid and I tend to imagine ___ happening to me. It was straightforwardly cliche; they tried to mix it up in straightforwardly cliche ways like setting up situations where you're sure something horrible is about to happen (e.g. young male wanders off into foggy woods to pee) and then not doing it-- until about halfway through, anyway, because it's not a horror film without land mines and gore and lusty, busty foreign ladies.

Once they got around to the gore part, I decided that I could live a perfectly fulfilled life without seeing that and wandered out to buy skittles until I was sure it had passed. I also used the bathroom a few too many times.

So that is the (in retrospect, rather tame) story of the only movie I've ever walked out on. There's also exactly one concert I ever walked out on... that was a whole 'nother kettle of fish.


I still have a weekish until classes start; I'm leaving for DC tomorrow (where I have never been properly) to meet Sam's favorite cousins. Awesome! It's a two-part flight so hopefully I will sleep on the plane/airport/everything.

I went to work with my dad today so I could meet School of Mines professors. One of them (the mathematician, who everyone else recommended I meet) gave me some really, really good advice on (science) grad school, which I will repeat here in case anyone's interested:

1) The better the institution, the better your chances! A place with an awesome researcher (or several) will have lots of grant money and therefore take lots of students. Less-good grant writers/schools with less endowment take less students.

2) Funding has nothing to do with semesters. Most of the time it arrives in the middle of the semester or the middle of the summer or some other awkward time. First, professors will look inside the department for unfunded students who've done well in their classes; then they look back at the previous semester's applications and call people up: "So, are you still interested in grad school?"

3) In his opinion, the most important factor in an adviser-student relationship is management style: hands-on or hands-off. Hands-on is when you have weekly or monthly meetings scheduled and your adviser tries to help you figure out what to do next/parcels up the problem. Hands-off is when you don't see your adviser for months at a time, sometimes, unless you have questions/want to turn in a chapter.


I have vague New Years Resolution-type ideas that I should type up sometime so I can think about them more properly. For now, got to finish packing and sleep a bit.

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  • 01:41 Thanks, Nora: “I don’t give a good goddamn about your production schedule, Roddenberry. The Vulcan and I don’t kill Klingons on Yom Kippur!” #

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