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This is my brief summary of my life, my feelings on different topics, and my random thoughts.

Monday, October 17, 2005


I have recently come up with a little experiment for myself.  Those of you that know me know that my grades are not the best.  I am more of a B/C student than anything else.  I am starting to feel that my sub par GPA has is hampering my job search.  Now, by no means am I dumb, but I do have trouble applying abstract concepts to solutions.  However, understanding the concepts being presented to me is not typically hard.  So I have devised a little experiment to help me learn.  It must be the Scientist in me. 

I got this idea from a Slashdot Article.  There it a comment a little ways down that describes how a person learns.  Basically, it says that people learn by creating neurons and then terminating the connections between them.  So I have a little theory.  I think that my ability to grasp a concept and the fact that I cannot organize the idea well enough to apply it implies that I am creating neurons without breaking the connections in order to learn.  To remedy this, I propose to start drinking more.  Now, with my busy schedule from taking all CS classes and working 25 hrs a week, I have been skipping out on drinking.  Hopefully this experiment will work...if not at least I'll have a good time. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Dead Guy Pt.2

I spoke to some people on the 3rd floor that I went to high school with.  It turns out the lived next to the "dead guy".  Come to find out, this was not an ordinary guy.  He was one of those conspiracy theorists and thought everyone was out to get him.  He was found barricaded in his apartment.  He was found when he wouldn't answer the door when the landlord knocked.  On the day he was found, we were supposed to lose power to the building for a few hours.  The landlord asked my friends on the 3rd floor if they had seen the "dead guy" recently.  It turned out they hadn't seen him for almost 2 weeks.  So, I'm pretty sure it smelled when they went in.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Dead Guy

So this was a little weird.  This weekend was working out like any other weekend.  Then I am getting ready for work and I look outside and there's all these cops.  They also had the blue truck here and some guy was putting on one of those HAZMAT looking suits.  Anyway all this goes down everyones going up to the 3rd floor.  I'm here thinking drug bust, when this funeral home shows up.  So now we have a dead body upstairs.  This guy must have been dead for a few days b/c they had to wear a suit and gas mask when going into his place.  Anyway they pull this body down in a body bag and take off.  As it turns out, this guy allegedly died of natural causes in his 40's or 50's.    Anyway the landlord has been clearing this guys stuff out the last couple of days and it looks like their replacing a lot of fixtures in the must be saturated in the smell of death.