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Friday, December 22nd, 2006
12:07 am
freak out!
Hey guys,

sorry I had such a freak out. Thanks to everyone who commented.

I'll use this as an opportunity to do what I've been meaning to do for a while -- which is switch over to a new journal where I can friend more new people (before I couldn't friend many new people bc I had a lot of "friends-only" entries from 3 years ago that were very personal.)

so if you want to keep on reading (and find out what happened), you can friend my new lj -- madamewoo.
Wednesday, December 13th, 2006
9:33 pm
I tell you I'm not going to get my degree after working on it for five years, and my life and everything I worked for is completely fucked and no one says anything? (Except for drgo who is not included in these comments).

I thought I had friends, but I guess I was wrong.

Fuck all of you.

I'm not writing anymore.
Sunday, December 10th, 2006
10:30 am
dog wearing a hoodie!
OMG! I would just like to express that yesterday I was at Starbucks studying, and a couple of yuppies went by with their dog.

You know how yuppies like to dress up their dogs with little dog sweaters, and it's like the most horrible thing on earth?

THIS DOG WAS WEARING A HOODIE!

A HOODIE! Except the hoodie pocket was on the dog's back. WHAT USE DOES A DOG HAVE FOR A POCKET?
9:56 am
sexy back
OMG! I saw the sex columnist for the imprint when I was at the gym with G. Contrary to my belief, she was not hideously ugly and 300 pounds. She even had some kind of nerdy boyfriend that was lifting weights (although,they DID look like they met online playing world of warcraft). I tried to think of something I wanted to express to her, something like "STOP MAKING SEX SO UNSEXY!", but I didn't.
Thursday, December 7th, 2006
9:32 pm
good book about basic statistics
Does anyone know of a good book about basic statistics? (stuff like calculating maximum likelihood estimates, confidence intervals, t-tests) My course is very confusing and not well-explained. I'm thinking of something at the "statistics for dummies" level -- something to explain the concepts behind the math so it makes sense.

thanks!
Wednesday, December 6th, 2006
1:29 pm
Man, my face is so weird. In another picture of the "I'm fucking cold series", I'm rocking an expression best described as "thoughful horse".
12:32 pm
one night in bangkok
Hahaha -- there's a song out there called "one night in Bangkok", and it's completely hilarious. it's a musical dialogue between sex tourists and cultural tourists. the sex tourists are making fun of the other tourists, like "keep your temples, I'm going to the massage parlour!"
Tuesday, December 5th, 2006
8:49 pm
i wonder if i would like joining the canadian foreign service? i'm looking into that.
12:33 pm
vain in the glory of your youth
Monday, December 4th, 2006
9:09 pm
omg FACEBOOK IS SO ADDICTIVE! That bitch G got me to sign up to facebook, saying "EVERYONE IS ON IT" and it's so true, and it's 10 times more addictive than LJ!

G quote from today:
"So he says, 'all I know are homos and girls', and I said 'well, it's not MY fault you majored in Fine Arts."
7:39 pm
where's the money?
So Bush's AIDS tzar is Randall Tobias, former CEO of Eli Lilly.

Person in charge of implementing ineffective, unscientific abstinence-based prevention programs for HIV which will infect millions and millions of people IS ALSO person who benefits A LOT from selling drugs to sick people.

UM?

But then, we're talking about a country with privatized prisons.
Sunday, December 3rd, 2006
9:09 pm
you go, girl
Concerned Women for America, who are oh-so-objective about abstinence-based sexual education: (italics mine)

“Waxman, who represents West Hollywood, a city run by homosexual activists, seems content to snuff out the candle of hope that abstinence programs represent."

http://www.cwfa.org/articles/6972/CWA/family/index.htm
7:24 pm
Saturday, December 2nd, 2006
7:21 pm
the executive summary is your friend
"executive" is a codeword for "person who doesn't have time to read stuff"
2:33 pm
thai alphabet book

thai alphabet book
Originally uploaded by elliptic curve.
The Big C in my Thai neighborhood has a regular booth set up to sell educational materials for children. Sometimes it was replaced by a table selling discounted makeup, or Thai delicacies.

Before I left, I bought a workbook about learning the Thai alphabet, where you get to trace along with the letters. The book is good for children ages 3 and up, so I guess I'm good.

I find the Thai alphabet incredibly beautiful. Here is what it looks like on the inside:

gao gai

11:45 am
I wonder if I will ever be able to, post-Waterloo, enjoy things like Settlers of Catan, anime and playing videogames again? I once enjoyed these things, you know. In moderation, mind you, like a normal person, not cape-wearing comfy lounge sir-vampyre amounts.

Or will I be like some kind of post-traumatic shock syndrome war veteran, twitching at any hint of the terrible past?
Friday, December 1st, 2006
10:07 pm
good ideas Canada could take from East Asia
Good ideas we could take from Asia to improve the health of Canadians:

- cheap, quick, healthy street food
- free/cheap communal exercise in public places
9:58 pm
sick
Today I am sick.

I went to the clinic to get some travel vaccines. The good part of my day was that for once, everyone at health services was SUPER nice to me. They figured out a way to give me vaccines where I wouldn't have to pay the usual 10$ injection fee, and the doctor slipped me an extra supply of birth control pills, as birth control stops being covered for me after graduation. The nurse giving me my vaccine talked to me about when she did international cooperation work in South America. It must be so cool to be a nurse or a doctor, and have a skill that is useful all around the world! I made a point of mentioning that I was going to Thailand for WORK around the nurses, and that seemed to have cut off any of the "oh you have enough money to go on vacation, pay for your own vaccines" bullshit that I was running into before.

I started feeling worse and worse after my vaccine, and now I have a full-blown cold. Combine that with the freezing rain outside! So the nice people at the clinic were the highlight of my day. I limped home (after getting my crappy midterm mark back), and now I'm hiding under my blankets with toffee tea and pea soup and chocolate.

I can take 35 degrees and keep on smiling, but I HATE being cold, having wet feet, getting rained on, wind, bleh. I seem to be getting sick every week. I don't have enough time to exercise every day, I eat crap food at school because I don't have enough time to make good things for myself at home. School should make healthy food cheap and easily available on campus -- instead of this pizza and hamburgers and 1000 calorie muffins.
12:40 am
hey y'all physics grad students!
If Perimeter Institute turns you down for a post-doc, I hear the Creation Museum is hiring -- because you know, quantuum physics apparently explains why the Earth was created in 6, 24-hour days, just like the Bible says.
Thursday, November 30th, 2006
2:23 am
fabu!
I had a fabulous time at the glow social. i got checked out by some cute girls, then sat at a table with the boys, where those of us who were fed up with all the bullshit politics had a marvelous time talking about sex, comparing biceps, feeling each other's muscles and finally, spanking each other. It all started with M asking me if his black skin felt the same as white skin, so i started touching him in different places to compare.

there was a girl who made such a sound when spanked it made everyone question their orientation -- i went a little bit homo and the boys went a little bit hetero -- oh dear god to hear that sound you would have too! A, the queeniest queen, waited cruelly for seconds and seconds before giving me the biggest whack ever -- some people you could tell are natural tops.

i've been accused of being pathetic for hanging out with gay boys, and i know the label of fag hag is often a negative one, but i've decided that je m'assume! (like we say in Quebec). i don't think I'm unattractive, but i'm really shy, so it's hard for me to talk to straight boys, and also deep down, i think i want socially to be a boy (as opposed to physically) -- so I'm just a weird creature. some gay boys are misogynist, but some of them are really sweet and awesome, and those are the ones i want to hang out with. i'm bound to meet some cool straight boys eventually, ones who will like a girl that is a little bit different.
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