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Ten years gone

Jan. 8th, 2008 | 07:53 pm
mood: happyhappy
music: Led Zeppelin

One of the great Led Zeppelin songs, and some appropriate lyrics:

Vixen in my dreams, with great surprise to me
Never thought I’d see your face the way it used to be
Oh darlin’, oh darlin’

I’m never gonna leave you. I never gonna leave
Holdin’ on, ten years gone
Ten years gone, holdin’ on, ten years gone

Really though, Niraja and I have been together for 10 years now. I can't believe how time and life move so quickly.  Here's to 10, 20, 40 or more years :)

And here's a photo of Niraja from just a few months into our relationship.

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Update

Dec. 2nd, 2007 | 10:26 pm
mood: contentcontent
music: Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover

Well, I haven't posted to LJ in over a year. But I was sitting at a table of 10+ people tonight, and all adults but one were discussing LJ at one point, so I figured I'd give it a go again.

As an update, I'm back in school at PSU working on my second degree. this time for a bachelor's in Computer Science. Finals this week for my first quarter back, whee!

I also am now working part time at the PSU library in the library technologies department. I help out the full time folks with windows installation, networking, web page updates, server work, whatever basically, that they want me to do while I'm there. It's a job, and a fine one that doesn't require my whole brain (as it's busy with school).

I should be at this school thing for three more years. I am enjoying it quite a bit though, and I am happier than I have been in a long time.

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Abstract Algebra Art

Oct. 27th, 2006 | 10:35 pm
mood: deviousdevious
music: Metallica - One

Well, I responded, so I guess I sholud post this. Ain't chain mail great?

The first five people to respond to this post, will get some form of art, by me, about [or tailored to] them. I make no guarantees about quality or type, but I will assure that I will give it good effort and that the art will be individual to you.

The only catch: as with most memes, if you sign up, you have to put this in your own journal as well.

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Sep. 5th, 2006 | 08:55 pm
mood: amusedamused
music: Covenant - Like Tears in Rain

You scored as Existentialist. Existentialism emphasizes human capability. There is no greater power interfering with life and thus it is up to us to make things happen. Sometimes considered a negative and depressing world view, your optimism towards human accomplishment is immense. Mankind is condemned to be free and must accept the responsibility.

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Cultural Creative

69%

Modernist

69%

Existentialist

69%

Materialist

69%

Postmodernist

63%

Romanticist

56%

Fundamentalist

38%

Idealist

25%

What is Your World View?
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Dec. 24th, 2005 | 08:37 am
mood: weirdweird

[] I am shorter than 5'4.
[] I have many scars.
[] tan easily.
[] I wish my hair was a different color.
[] I have a tattoo.
[] I am self-conscious about my appearance.
[] have/I've had braces.
[X] wear glasses.
[] I would get plastic surgery if it were 100 safe, free of cost, and scar-free.
[X] I've been told I'm attractive by a complete stranger.
[] I have more than 2 piercings.
[] I have piercings in places besides my ears.
[X] I have freckles.


Family/Home Life

[] I've sworn at my parents.
[] I've run away from home.
[] I've been kicked out of the house.
[] My biological parents are together.
[] I have a sibling less than one year old.
[x] I want to have kids someday.
[] I've had children.
[] I've lost a child.


School/Work

[] I'm in school.
[X] I have a job.
[X] I've fallen asleep at work/school.
[X] I almost always do my homework.
[] I've missed a week or more of school.
[] I've been on the Honor Roll within the last 2 years.
[] I failed more than 1 class last year.
[X] I've stolen something from my job.
[] I've been fired.
[] I've skipped school.


Embarrassment

[] I've slipped out a "lol" in a spoken conversation.
[X] Disney movies still make me cry.
[] I've peed from laughing.
[X] I've snorted while laughing.
[] I've laughed so hard I've cried.
[X] I've laughed so hard I couldn't breath
[X] I've glued my hand to something
[X] I've laughed till some kind of beverage came out of my nose.
[X] I've had my pants rip in public.

Health

[] I was born with a disease/impairment.
[X] I've gotten stitches.
[X] I've broken a bone.
[] I've had my tonsils removed.
[X] I've sat in a doctors office with a friend.
[X] I've had my wisdom teeth removed.
[] I had a serious surgery.
[X] I've had chicken pox.


Traveling

[X] I've driven over 600 miles in one day.
[X] I've been on a plane.
[X] I've been to Canada.
[X] I've been to Mexico.
[] I've been to Niagara Falls.
[] I've been to Japan.
[] I've Celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
[X] I've been to Europe.
[] I've been to Africa.
[] I've been to Australia.
[] I've been to Guatemala

Experiences

[] I've gotten lost in my city.
[X] I've seen a shooting star.
[X] I've wished on a shooting star.
[X] I've seen a meteor shower.
[X] I've gone out in public in my pajamas.
[X] I've pushed all the buttons on an elevator.
[] I've been to a casino.
[] I've been skydiving.
[] I've been an abuse victim.
[X] I've gone skinny dipping.
[] I've drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour.
[X] I've crashed a car.
[] I've been in a play
[] I've met someone in person from the internet.
[] I've caught a snowflake on my tongue.
[] I've seen the Northern Lights.
[X] I've sat on a roof top at night.
[X] I've played chicken.
[X] I've played a prank on someone.
[X] I've ridden in a taxi.
[X] I've seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
[X] I've eaten Sushi.


Relationships

[] I'm single
[x] I'm in a relationship.
[] I'm engaged.
[] I'm married.
[] I've had someone cheat on me.
[] I've gone on a blind date.
[] I've been the dumpee more than the dumper.
[x] I miss someone right now.
[X] I have a fear of commitment.
[] I have a fear of abandonment.
[] I've gotten divorced.
[X] I've had feelings for someone who didn't have them back.
[] I've told someone I loved them when I didn't.
[X] I've told someone I didn't love them when I did.
[] I've kept something from a past relationship.


Honesty/Crime

[X] I am a terrible liar.
[X] I've done something I promised someone else I wouldn't
[X] I've done something I promised myself I wouldn't.
[X] I've snuck out of my house.,
[X] I have lied to my parents about where I am.
[X] I am keeping a secret from the world.
[X] I've cheated while playing a game.
[X] I've cheated on a test.
[X] I've run a red light.
[] I've been suspended from school.
[X] I've witnessed a crime.
[X] I've been in a fist fight.
[] I've been arrested (they couldn’t find me in the bushes =D ).


Drugs/Alcohol

[] I regularly drink.
[] I've passed out from drinking.
[] I have passed out drunk at least once in the past 6 months.
[X] I've smoked weed.
[] I've taken painkillers when I didn't need them.
[] I'm a stoner.
[] I've snorted cocaine.
[X] I've eaten shrooms.
[] I've popped E.
[X] I've inhaled Nitrous.
[X] I've done hard drugs.
[] I have cough drops when I'm not sick.
[] I can't swallow pills.
[X] I can swallow about 5 pills at a time no problem.
[] I have been diagnosed with clinical depression.
[X] I shut others out when I'm depressed.
[] I used to take anti-depressants.
[] I'm anorexic or bulimic.
[] I've slept an entire day when I didn't need it.
[] I've hurt myself on purpose.
[] I'm addicted to self harm.
[] I've woken up crying.
[X] I've cried myself to sleep.
[] I've seen a therapist.


Death and Suicide

[X] I'm afraid of dying.
[X] I hate funerals.
[] I've seen someone dying.
[] Someone close to me has attempted suicide.
[] Someone close to me has committed suicide.
[x] I've planned my own suicide.
[] I've attempted suicide.
[] I've written a eulogy for myself.


Materialism

[] I own over 5 rap CDs.
[X] I own an iPod or MP3 player.
[] I have an unhealthy obsession with anime/manga.
[] I own multiple designer purses, costing over $100 a piece.
[] I own something from Hot Topic.
[] I own something from Pac Sun.
[] I collect comic books.
[] I own something from The Gap.
[X] I own something I got on eBay.
[] I own something from Abercrombie.

Political/Social Attitudes

[] In general, I don't like people.
[X] I'm a feminist.
[] I'm very outgoing.
[X] I listen to political music.
[] I'm Democratic. err a little
[] I'm Republican. err a little
[X] I don't like Bush....
[] I am for Bush.
[] I'm religious.
[] My attitude is, "If you've got it, flaunt it."


Random

[] I can sing well.
[X] I've stolen a tray from a fast food restaurauant.
[] I open up to others easily.
[X] I watch the news.
[X] I don't kill bugs.
[X] I hate hearing songs that sacrifice meaning for the sake of being able to rhyme.
[X] I curse regularly.
[X] I sing in the shower
[X] I am a morning person. and a night person but not a noon person
[] I paid for my cell phone ring tone.
[] I am a sports fanatic.
[] I twirl my hair.
[] I have "x"s in my screen name.
[X] I love being neat.
[X] I've had Spam.
[X] I've copied more than 30 CD's in a day...
[X] I bake well.
[] My favorite color is either white, yellow, pink, red or blue.
[] I would wear pajamas to school.
[] I like Martha Stewart.
[] I know how to shoot a gun.
[] I am guilty of tYpInG lIkE tHiS.
[X] I laugh at my own jokes.
[] I eat fast food weekly.
[] I believe in ghosts.
[] I am online 24/7, even as an awaymessage
[] I've not turned anything in and still got an A in a certain class.
[] I can't sleep if there is a spider in the room.
[X] I am really ticklish.
[] I love white chocolate.
[X] I bite my nails.
[X] I play video games.
[X] I'm good at remembering faces.
[] I'm good at remembering names.
[] I'm good at remembering dates.
[X] I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.

[X] My answers are totally honest

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Lay it right down

Oct. 9th, 2005 | 12:02 pm
mood: quixoticquixotic
music: DJ Shadow - Entroducing....

Leave your name and:
1. I'll respond with something random about you.
2. I'll tell you what song/movie reminds me of you.
3. I'll pick a flavor of jello to wrestle you in.
4. I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me.
5. I'll tell you my first memory of you.
6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of.
7. I'll ask you something I've always wondered about you.
8. If you do this you MUST post this on your journal. You MUST. It is written

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one of my favorites classes in college was Philosophy of Law... hmm

Oct. 9th, 2005 | 11:58 am
music: Cocteau Twins

You Should Get a JD (Juris Doctor)

You're logical, driven, and ruthless.
You'd make a mighty fine lawyer.

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Fear, part 2

Sep. 22nd, 2005 | 05:30 pm
music: Rush - Freewill

Whee, I just talked to my Dad. He's had Drusens since he was about my age too. And he sees fine at 65.

I wil continue to each my veggies, take my vitamins, and wear sunglasses... but I'm not so worried anymore :)

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LJ quiz of sillilness

Sep. 9th, 2005 | 09:39 pm
music: "Blind" by Wolfsheim

Click here.
Take the quiz.
Post your results.
See zebell's results.Collapse )

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Fear

Sep. 7th, 2005 | 09:32 pm

So, today I went to have my eyes examined to get new glasses and contacts. The doctor noticed that I have damage in my eyes normally associated with old people (60+), called Drusens around the Macula. I've been reading a lot about this tonight. It can lead to blindness, but not necessarily if I stay healthy. So, I am going to start eating more fruits and vegetables, take vitamins, and wear sunglasses all the time while outside.

I was re-reading one of my favorite books tonight, and I came across a pretty amazing passage which I had forgotten...


"Listen to me," he said sharply, breaking into her flow of speech.

"Okay." She composed herself, hands on her lapful of packages, dutifully - and fearfully - waiting.

Jason said, "You shouldn't be frightened so easily. Or life is going to be too much for you."

"I see." She nodded humbly, listening, paying attention as if she were at a college classrom lecture.

"Are you always afraid of strangers?" he asked her.

"I guess so." Again she nodded; this time she hung her head as if he had admonished her. And in a fashion he had.

"Fear," Jason said, "can make you do more wrong than hate or jealousy. If you're afraid you don't commit yourself to life completely; fear makes you always, always hold something back."


from "Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said" by Philip K. Dick

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