02 October 2011 @ 08:50 am
Writer's Block: Shhh… Don’t tell  
[Error: unknown template qotd]Yes, by default. I tend to subscribe to a 'don't ask don't tell' policy about a lot of things. My old high school friends could find this if they cared enough to look, but I think they're the only ones. My blogs are completely isolated from my more public online profiles (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)

For a long time I was also uncomfortable with the idea of mixing my online and offline lives. Since then I've relaxed a bit, there's a couple of you on here I've had offline interactions with, either through letters or forcing baked goods on you in person. It's no different from the "ahhh different friends in different social circles will they all get along if I bring them together?!?!" fear I have about throwing giant parties.

And now, for something completely different! My team has advanced to our divisional final in the intramural voyageur canoe race we have on campus. We had our division corrected from Undergraduate to Graduate: the thinking was there would be fewer grad teams and we'd be more likely to advance. They ran two heats for our division, top 3 in each go automatically, then 2 wildcards. As it turned out... we only managed to advance on a wildcard. Our heat was blazing fast; the times of the top four teams were in the top 20 of all teams (about 250), overall.
More ramblings!! )
31 July 2009 @ 08:31 am
Writer's Block: Birthday Shout-out  
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The Prisoner of Azkaban. Tightly-written, well-plotted, and, well... I have a soft spot for Lupin.
18 April 2009 @ 02:31 pm
Writer's Block: Strange Conversations  
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I actually once met a woman on the bus on my way to school who had also done a chemistry degree there. We had a good chat about which kinds of chemistry were interesting, which were difficult, and how chemists really have a responsibility to the environment.

The best exchange, though, went something like this:

Her: "I had some really interesting professors, though... I bet they're all retired now."
Me: "Maybe not, I've had some that are fast approaching retirement. Who'd you have for inorganic?"
Her: "I can't remember his name. Who did you have?"
Me: "Professor L---."
Her: "OH! Did he make you memorize the periodic table? I just never saw the point of that, I mean, you could always just look it up, right?"
Me: "That's him all right."
Her: "He was pretty young when I had him, so he must be really old now."

Also: Currently in the depths of thesis hell, will not resurface for another little while; apologies for neglecting the flist, I'll make it up to you guys eventually.
17 June 2008 @ 11:17 pm
Writer's Block: How I got on LJ  
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[ profile] shadowgem gave me an invite code so that I'd be able to read her FO-entries.

(And to this day, my LJ account is still mostly for reading and not for posting.)
Current Music: Emm Gryner - ALMIGHTY LOVE
08 May 2008 @ 09:09 pm
Writer's Block: Step into My Closet  
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Uh, way too many.

Ahhh, shoes )
22 March 2008 @ 09:02 pm
Writer's Block: If at first you don't succeed...  
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Driving, for one. :P

(For the record, I am getting more comfortable with it, and I've delayed my test until the summer, so by then hopefully I won't kill the examiner or anything. :D)
27 February 2008 @ 02:17 pm
Writer's Block: *blushes*  
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While not the most common compliment I receive, I do hear "You have such good skin/a nice complexion" on occasion.

I dunno, I've never really given my thought to my skin, actually. >_>;;