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So. Event + Backstory.

November 19th, 2008 (05:00 pm)
happy

current mood: happy
current song: Fix the Sky a Little - 65daysofstatic

As some people whom have me friended know, I'm a Computer Science student who is also on the rolls as a co-op with United Space Alliance. Being a co-op means that for at least two semesters, you go work for the company doing whatever they see fit to assign you -- and in exchange they pay you (pretty well, actually) and give you some job experience.

Well, I've done two semesters as a co-op with them, one of which I spent working on a project that just won a Space Flight Awareness Team Award. I found this out today because a big package arrived at my door, containing a framed award, a coin made out of metal flown on the space shuttle, and a pin that says Space Flight Awareness Team. I am, to the say the least, stoked.

It is, as they say in the internet vernacular, teh awesum. ;)

Moridin [userpic]

I just can't keep quiet about this.

November 11th, 2008 (08:45 pm)

Why the fuck are we talking about who is going to run in 2012? I'm seeing this everywhere -- it's like they don't realize that it's four years away, and we just elected a president. This is crazy!

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Pics are teh funnehs

November 11th, 2008 (05:22 pm)
amused

current mood: amused

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Procrastinating the Ultra

October 13th, 2008 (07:23 pm)
tired

current mood: tired
current song: Habeas Corpses (Draconian Love) - El-P & Cage

So, implementing a spanning tree simulation -- badly -- and listening to a lot of music. I've discovered that Doseone cannot be part of a bad project. It's just not possible. His inclusion will automagically make it good. He's also a good way to find other good artists like Jel, Boom Bip, Odd Nosdam, Why?, and Atmosphere. Mmmm, music. I'm definitely on a rap trip now.

Other than that, I need to start sleeping. This insomnia shit is starting to get old.

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Micro-wake periods

July 6th, 2008 (10:55 pm)
tired

current mood: tired
current song: Del tha Funkee Homosapien - Corner Story

I've spent an odd weekend with my family, which is always interesting. As much as I feel my extended family tries to make me feel welcome, I never do. I just feel like they make allowances for me like they would a child -- there are exceptions of course...my uncle the doctor tends to just engage me in pretty interesting conversations about books, or economics, or the state of the medical field. He doesn't ask me about what I'm doing at NASA right now, which is a relief. I'm not forced to hyper-generalize something no one outside my very limited group of peers is actually interested in.

The sad thing is, most of my family kind of looks at me strangely, even though they've been around me since I was a kid. I don't know if I've changed that much, or if the way I talk is off-putting, but they all have a tendency to drop out of conversations with me. If I'm not making them laugh, it's hard to keep them engaged. The only way I really find is winding them up on a topic and then not interrupting them during their diatribes...

Which kind of made me drink a lot this weekend. I hate to do that with all the kids around, including my nieces and one of my nephews, but at some point it becomes a necessity to insulate yourself from the palpable feeling that you don't belong with your own family. I'd do anything for them, but I always end up feeling that way at family gatherings.

That's not even mentioning the fact that since I was the last to arrive, I drew the worst draw on sleeping space, and ended up on the couch in the high traffic living room. Yeah, I got a shitload of sleep this weekend, and I should be in bed right now so I can wake up at 5 for work, but I'm not. I'm going to be paying for this for a few days.

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Brief. Update.

April 13th, 2008 (01:06 am)
cheerful

current mood: cheerful
current song: Porcupine Tree - Trains

I have a date on Friday. There's a long story there: I'm not telling it on my journal.

"In Absentia" by Porcupine Tree is the best album I've heard in a while, and this is during a time where I'm hearing a lot of great albums. It's not just hard, it's not just soft, it's everything. I absolutely adore it.

I had to work today, and we spent part of the time playing blackjack and Rock Band. If that sounds too good to be true, it is. We spent the rest of the time doing shit that's mind numbingly boring. It's almost necessary that we did something cool at work to balance it out. I did beat everyone else at the table at blackjack, and I played less than half the hands. Take that subspace!

I'm finally calming down and getting my bearings. This should be a better week.

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The song that just won't leave my head.

April 6th, 2008 (12:10 pm)
rushed

current mood: rushed
current song: Block Party - Hunting for Witches

Bloc Party - "Hunting for Witches"

mmmmmmmmm.

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Yep, oil prices are just supply and demand.

April 4th, 2008 (10:59 am)
aggravated

current mood: aggravated

It's not about hobag investors trying to get even richer on oil futures. Nope, nothing of the sort.

*rolls eyes*

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The funny things you catch yourself saying

April 2nd, 2008 (12:38 am)
amused

current mood: amused
current song: Amon Tobin - Slowly

"PLEASE! I WANT TO GIVE YOU MY MONEY! WHY ARE YOU MAKING IT SO HARD FOR ME TO GIVE YOU MY MONEY!" -- me after being unable to find some place that will sell me an album I want in MP3 (not including iTunes, because I will never use iTunes)

I'm not buying CDs anymore! I'm over it!

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Gushy Goodness

March 31st, 2008 (09:37 pm)
amused

current mood: amused
current song: Subtle - Requiem for a Dive

This song is just so beautiful it makes me happy. It also makes me not want to do anything but listen, so it's kind of a bad thing right now. Oh well, I love Subtle. That is all.