Moxy Früvous
Great Big Sea
Carbon Leaf
Star Wars


"When the company departed into the twilight, a mountain fir sprouted from Diedre's tomb and a second from the tomb of Naois; they grew towards one another, entwining themselves in a lover's knot above the still waters. They were cut down by the king, but they grew again."
-- Diedre/The Exile of the Sons of Usnach, a traditional Irish myth

"Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron."
-- C. S. Lewis on The Lord of the Rings

"Now, my good man, this is no time for making enemies."
-- Voltaire on his deathbed, when asked by a priest to renounce Satan

"This is what civilization should look like."
-- Ralph Nader on Powell's Book Store

"That many people taking an interest is scary. The Internet is a scary thing. I'm a complete technophobe, which is why I don't have e-mail."
-- Orlando Bloom on his 'Net popularity

"Close only counts with horseshoes and hand granades."
-- Anonymous

:: Meaty ::
:: 08:08 p.m. ::
:: Monday, March 7, 2005 ::

One of the great things about Ireland is the delicious meat and dairy products they have here. Those are some happy, healthy, high-quality animals producing this stuff. Yum.

Nothing like breaking a few eggs open, as I did this morning, and seeing how fresh everything is: there was still a bit of hay attached to one of my (brown) free-range eggs, and one egg had a spot of blood "from a rooster," shall we say. Them's some fresh 'uns!

:: Ferret Power! ::
:: 12:29 p.m. ::
:: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 ::

Which 'Get Fuzzy' Character Are You?

Amazingly, this quiz is somewhat lame, since only one question determined the outcome (What's Your Favorite Character?) and all the other questions were just for show. But still... Ferret Power!

I go back to learning Irish now. Slan!

:: Oh, baby, I like it like that ::
:: 04:41 p.m. ::
:: Saturday, February 12, 2005 ::

I hate headcolds, but luckily I don't have to do much this weekend. Yay for lazy days!

:: 10:24 p.m. ::
:: Wednesday, February 9, 2005 ::

I R E L A N D !

That is all.

:: Kenya Believe It? ::
:: 05:46 p.m. ::
:: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 ::

Ha ha! Why are we so happy? We have graduated from CMU! We are just returning to this ECE reception to laugh at all you poor shmucks still trapped here! Ha ha ha!

:: Forget NORWAY! ::
:: 04:07 p.m. ::
:: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 ::


Finals Left: 2
Final Papers Left: 1
Final Labs, Projects, and Assignments Left: 0
Days Until I Go Back to PDX: 7

It has come to my attention that not everyone in the universe has seen the KENYA flash animation. If you have not done so, I suggest you rectify the situation quickly--especially if you're going to spend any time with me in the near future, as I have a disturbing tendency to suddenly burst out in a rendition of the accompanying song. If you've listened to the song, at least you'll know what I'm singing... although you'll probably still think I'm crazy.

Back to studying! At the moment, we have: 36-217: Probability and Random Processes! Weefun!

:: 03:30 a.m. ::
:: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 ::


Finals Left: 3
Final Papers Left: 1
Final Labs, Projects, and Assignments Left: 0
Days Until I Go Back to PDX: 8

:: Leeeeeeet's get ready to HUUUUMBLE! ::
:: 08:42 p.m. ::
:: Sunday, December 12, 2004 ::


Finals Left: 4
Final Papers Left: 1
Final Labs, Projects, and Assignments Left: 0
Days Until I Go Back to PDX: 9

It has begun.

In the words of a great wizard: "I am a servant of the Secret Fire, Wielder of the Flame of Anor; you cannot pass. ... YOU CANNOT PASS!"

:: WI? WTF? ::
:: 09:35 p.m. ::
:: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 ::

There is an Oregon, Wisconsin.



Wow. I really need to be working on homework now. Arrgh. Can't concentrate.

Hopefully, these short, incomprehensible and pointless posts will be over soon.

:: Polizei ::
:: 09:08 p.m. ::
:: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 ::

Ubi non accusator, ibi non judex.


:: Dib-lin ::
:: 09:32 p.m. ::
:: Monday, November 29, 2004 ::

"Afterwards, saw Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Well done. Am I a bad man for having a crush on Hermione? Bonus points if you spotted the Vicar of Dibley."

Yaaaay! I get bonus points...

And no crushing on 13 (?) year old girls, Ben!

:: Done! ::
:: 11:27 p.m. ::
:: Friday, November 19, 2004 ::

It's done!

Don't you understand?


:: Pitts-burgh ::
:: 11:07 a.m. ::
:: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 ::

Where oh where has the Christian left gone?

Although I don't entirely agree with the way he's stated the perspective, I often wonder about this question. If the Bible is even remotely accurate about its portrayal of Jesus, then the man doesn't seem very much like a "conservative" (in the sense that the word is used today). He was a very caring, compassionate person, and very liberal for his time. Doesn't following the example of Jesus mean that you should accept others, even when their opinion is different from yours? Is it the role of our federal government to be our own personal, moral police? From all the Christian doctrine I hear, I always assumed that we were responsible for our own salvation.

Argh. Don't have time to be writing about this. Must do German...

:: Weefun! ::
:: 03:50 p.m. ::
:: Sunday, October 17, 2004 ::

I was just going along, minding my own business, doing my 217 problem set, when I noticed that the professor had said repeatedly in class (during the first few minutes, when I am often not very awake/not in the classroom yet) that if we got points off on the exam for problem 1(c), we should turn them in to her because there was a possibility that we'd get points back. I just now realize that this applied to me, as problem 1(c) was one of the places I got points off on that exam.

And the last day to talk to the professor about getting those points back was FRIDAY.

Argh. I hate not sleeping. It makes my brain do things like that.

I think those points would have helped me a lot. I'm borderline so far in that class (I'm vacillating between about a 89.9% and a 91%), and it's only going to get harder from here...

Argh again. Stupid me.

:: Weekend ::
:: 05:40 p.m. ::
:: Saturday, October 16, 2004 ::

Written on the whiteboard in the computer cluster:

"Dude, where's my weekend?"

Ah, yes. CMU students. We have no lives...

:: Buffa Buffer ::
:: 01:15 p.m. ::
:: Sunday, October 3, 2004 ::

I have better things to be doing then to be tracing down this $#!% segmentation fault. Despite HOURS of running this program in GDB, it only happens when I run the program ELSEWHERE. So I can't even find the bug, because it doesn't exist according to GDB.


That's my weekend, ladies and gents. The sad part of it is, I probably just have some really stupid, simple error...

:: Gotta Luv 'Em ::
:: 01:49 p.m. ::
:: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 ::

You just have to enjoy some of the Google News headlines. Like:

Virgin Starts (70) Mile-High Club


:: We have been Slashdotted ::
:: 12:31 a.m. ::
:: Thursday, September 16, 2004 ::

CMU has been Slashdot'ed. This was the news about campus yesterday...

:: Such a State ::
:: 07:28 p.m. ::
:: Wednesday, September 15, 2004 ::

Term is in full swing, so I'm pretty busy these days. Sometimes, that's kind of fun. It's less fun as I continue to get (on average) 4 or 5 hours of sleep a day, sometimes in odd little increments.

Still, I've discovered that "Pirates of Penzance" is great study music.

:: Assignments ::
:: 02:30 p.m. ::
:: Saturday, September 11, 2004 ::

Ah, CMU. You must love it, sometimes. The TA's have too much fun writing assignments. For example:

MATLAB is a powerful computing environment for numeric computation and visualization. It is fun using it, since it is interactive and intuitive. Don’t think you have to learn one more programming language. You will master it quickly. It will become second nature. You will dream in MATLAB.

Boy, I have a crapload of work to do this weekend. And it's only the second one since classes started! Weee! This is going to be a fun semester... OF PAIN! ;)

:: Pie in the Sky ::
:: 06:05 p.m. ::
:: Thursday, September 9, 2004 ::

Heheh. Forwarded by a friend:

WASHINGTON, DC--Military and political strategists agreed Monday that President Bush's re-election campaign has been executed with greater precision than the war in Iraq. "Judging from the initial misrepresentation of intelligence data and the ongoing crisis in Najaf, I assumed the president didn't know his ass from his elbow," said Col. Dale Henderson, a military advisor during the Reagan Administration. "But on the campaign trail, he's proven himself a master of long-term planning and unflinching determination. How else can you explain his strength in the polls given this economy?" Henderson said he regrets having characterized Bush's handling of the war as "incompetent," now that he knows the president's mind was simply otherwise occupied.

:: Mace Me ::
:: 05:28 p.m. ::
:: Monday, September 6, 2004 ::

Couple o' quizzies. More fun than studying :)

Which PPG are you?

Click here to take the M*A*S*H quiz!

You are


"Whatever. I'm not looking to hug and cry and learn and grow."

What "Buffy" Character Are You?

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?


Which Princess Bride Character are You?
this quiz was made by mysti

You're very in touch with nature and greatly value living things, even the more inferior creatures. Your calm demeanor is admired by many and you don't sweat the small stuff and things you can't change. You're kind, quiet, and strong.
If I were a Star Wars character, I would be:
Qui-Gon Jinn.

Why didn't I go to a party school, again?

:: Back'n' ::
:: 01:04:10 PM ::
:: Sunday, August 29, 2004 ::

CMU has sucked me into its orbit once again!

Pittsburgh is its usual hot, sweaty, August self. Already had one thunderstrom: makes me VERY greatful that my shiny new apartment has air conditioning... and I pay a flat-rate electrical bill. :)

My new apartment is spacious and nicer than I was expecting. Lovely dining room table. Sirisha and I are now sharing bunkbeds (which is a little awkward to get used to, as it's a CMUBed and thus any movement one of us makes can be felt over the entire bed).

We had to retrieve our stuff from storage yesterday, which was a very ugly process. Last year, we put our boxes in storage spots close to our old dorm, because we thought we'd have access to a car this term. As it turns out, no one we know brought a car, so we wound up with boxes very far away from our new place. And, as soon as we got out a bunch of boxes on to the curb, it started raining really hard.

HUGE THANKS to Linda's dad for coming by in their shiny new blue car and helping us out. He's the best. :)

And last, but not least:

Top Ten Subtle Differences Between CMU and Hell.
10....It doesn't rain in Hell
9......Everyone has heard of Hell
8......It's more fun getting into Hell
7......You can't fail out of Hell
6......At least you can sleep in Hell
5......People smile in Hell
4......Hell is forever, CMU just seems like it
3......You know there are hot women in Hell
2......You only have to sell your soul to get into Hell
1......You wouldn't tell a friend to go to CMU

:: Gargoyles ::
:: 10:05 p.m. ::
:: Sunday, July 18, 2004 ::

Gargoyles is a great show. Satellite TV is great for bringing to me... *sigh*

This house-sitting thing is *terrible.* Horrible. No good. Very bad! ;)

:: The Mockingbird ::
:: 05:39 p.m. ::
:: Friday, July 16, 2004 ::

Hallo, all!

I'm house-sitting! How exciting! Come and visit me, if you want to hang out with a big, friendly Portuguese Water Dog, me, and a TV that gets lots of stations (plus this shiny fast 'net connection!). So many lovely enticements!

And now for something completely diff'rent:

Colin Mochrie

Which 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' actor are you!?
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:: VETed Interest ::
:: 12:46:13 AM ::
:: Thursday, June 10, 2004 ::

2 trips to the vet later...

Critter, Mum and I have had a stressful few days, but (after about $200 worth of antibiotics, vitamins and tests) Critter finally seems to be feeling a bit better. We'll see.

Have some song lyrics:
Who has dressed you in the strange clothes of sand?
Who has taken you far from my land?
Who has said that my sins were wrong?
Who has said that I've stayed much too long?

Clothes of sand have covered your face
Giving you meaning, but taking my place
So make your way on down to the sea
Something has taken you so far from me

:: June-y ::
:: 12:04:11 AM ::
:: Tuesday, June 8, 2004 ::

Spent the weekend camping with my Dad. It was very wet, and I had some sort of allergic reaction/cold, but it was basically a good time. Very nice scenery. Good s'mores.

But today my cat is sick. I have to take him to the V-E-T tomorrow. He's not going to like it, poor dear. :(

Happy (belated) Birthday, BenlyOne!

The Rose Festival is in full swing. Haven't been down to the Fun Center yet; waiting to do that till Breanna and I can run down there and hide in a booth--preferably a red one, not a blue one. (If this comment makes no sense to you, don't ask. :D )

Good luck with finals to all of you U of O types!

:: FU CMU ::
:: 12:12:42 AM ::
:: Thursday, June 3, 2004 ::

Got my financial aid letter in the mail yesterday. May I say...


My parents cannot pay $24000 a year. They can't. But they're probably going to try. And I don't see what I can do about it.

In other news: I went to the rose garden on Monday (the one with real roses, not the stadium). The roses are really nice right now; I suggest anyone in the area go and make a quick visit. Good for the senses.

:: Happy Last Day of May ::
:: 11:50:58 PM ::
:: Monday, May 31, 2004 ::

Yup, happy last day of May. For another 11 minutes.

Just got back from Eugene; had a lovely visit with da Bree and da Jane. Spotted the elusive Dan and Eric even popped by for a bit. Fun was had.

:: Bugaboo! ::
:: 12:37:34 PM ::
:: Thursday, May 6, 2004 ::

SajeBlog pics are now fixed; thanks be to CMU for lending me the Andrewspace.

I'm pondering doing a blog redesign. Any thoughts on a theme?

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