I went to my cousin Paulie's wedding in Los Angeles this weekend (technically he's my uncle, but we call him cousin anyways). It was held on a very small boat off of the coast with close family of the bride and groom. The actual ceremony couldn't have been even ten full minutes. It was, however, one of the most beautiful and passionate things I have ever seen. This was a wedding that wasn't concerned at all about a huge grandiose ceremony with decorations everywhere, not concerned with everyone dressed in tuxes and gigantic dresses. This was truly a wedding of love. Its been a long time since I've really been inspired, but the passion that tranpsired through these two people was truly astounding, a huge part of this being Paul and Claudia's hands during the ceremony - gently holding each other, surrounded by family and friends who were there to witness a beautiful thing - the bonding of two people. It was really an experience, and you know, when Paul and Claudia addressed everyone at the end of the night saying that "They could honestly say, without being a blanket statement, that they loved each and every person that came, and were truly happy each person came," I really did believe them, because you could see it in their eyes, it was true. Still, even sitting here now, when I should be doing a thousand other things, I am astounded by the beaty and passion in that night, and can still feel it. I can see it in their hands, firm yet gentle, loose but trusting, these pictures simply don't do the moment justice.

It's been a long time since I've been inspired.

Paul, Claudia, I truly wish you both the best for your life together.

Thank you.


Woo hoo!

Woo hoo! I got my new latop! Sweeeet! It's nice and fast and HUGE! I wish I had time to format the sucker... but I need to use it this weekend, for count 'em - 3 projects due next week! AND, I'm not even going to be in town this weekend... I'll be in LA at a cousin's wedding... so my laptop will get pretty damn abused on its first weekend out, yay! ^_^



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Well... this could make quite an impact on the gaming community, especially since the kids that did it specifically mentioned that they were mimicing the game.


Well look at that...


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Your first name of Vijay has given you a very practical, hard-working, systematic nature. Your interests are focused on technical, mechanical, and scientific things, to the exclusion of interests of an artistic, musical, or social nature. You have a rather skeptical outlook on life and rather materialistic standards. In reaching your goals, you are very independent and resourceful, patient and determined. You can be so very positive and definite in your own ideas and opinions that others sense a lack of tact and friendliness in your manner of expression. You are inclined to be rather demanding and self-centred in your personal wants, and your own desires can be so overriding that you fail to recognize or appreciate the feelings, opinions, or desires of others. As a consequence, difficulties in relations within the family or with close associates can arise



Yay! My comments are back up! ^_^ Much more to update later.


On crack.

Nozomi81: Have you ever heard of Turing?
Nozomi81: the person
Raging Aardvark: eh?
Nozomi81: Turing
Raging Aardvark: should i have?
Nozomi81: said to be one of the founders of computer science
Nozomi81: possibly not
Raging Aardvark: why?
Nozomi81: I was just curious - he was mentioned in one of my CS classes today
Nozomi81: he's actually mentioned in all of them at some point
Raging Aardvark: heh
Nozomi81: anyways - he worked on the second world war to decode the German cryptography that was being used in their submarines
Nozomi81: that were used to intercept american ships to britain
Nozomi81: and he essentially invented the concepts of computer science
Nozomi81: anyways - the interestin part I never knew
Nozomi81: he killed himself a few years after the war
Raging Aardvark: just for fun?
Raging Aardvark: out of boredom, perhaps?
Nozomi81: no
Nozomi81: that's the interesting part
Nozomi81: In 1952, Alan Turing was arrested for "gross indecency" after a burglary led to the discovery of his affair with Arnold Murray. Overt homosexuality was taboo in 1950's England, and Turing was forced to take estrogen "treatments" which rendered him impotent and caused him to grow breasts. On June 7, 1954, despondent over his situation, Turing committed suicide by eating an apple laced with cyanide.
Nozomi81: interesting, neh?
Raging Aardvark: mm...almonds....
Nozomi81: ...
Nozomi81: not quite the reaction I was going for, but that works
Raging Aardvark: so the guy who invented CS had boobies?
Nozomi81: ....
Raging Aardvark: man, no wonder computer nerds are picked on in school.
Nozomi81: one of the fundamentalists of CS, no
Nozomi81: yes, I mean
Nozomi81: heh
Nozomi81: right :-P
Nozomi81: I just thought that it was interesting that he killed himself for that reason
Raging Aardvark: taboos can exert a strong influence on people
Nozomi81: very true
Raging Aardvark: so much that they make you take HRT to the point of not being able to get it up and growing boobies.
Nozomi81: hahahha
Nozomi81: how eloquent
Raging Aardvark: yeah 8-)
Raging Aardvark: that's neato. i can add to my collection of random trivia ^_^
Damn. That sucks.

Yeah, so as you might have noticed (all you like, two people that read this thing), the comments system hasn't been up and running - and after going to my commenting system's website, it appears that he lost his server in the giant blackout in the northeast... damn... I would hate for that to happen to me... that sucks... =\


Kitty Quest

Alright, so I go out today with Kim to go look at Petco at a volunteer cat shelter at around noon today (since she's looking for a cat) fully expecting to spend an hour or so, then come home, because I have a lot of work to catch up on for school this weekend... I just got home. Turns out we did a few other things, I picked up something I needed for a class, then we drove to the other side of town to look at the SPCA (she was JUST going to LOOK today, since she hadn't told her parents that she wants a cat get...) and she falls in love with a kitten there, and we leave to pick something else up for me, and she gets a hold of her parents, who said it's ok, and would pay the pet deposit, so we haul it back to the SPCA, buy the kitty (his name is Jennings, and he's really cute) then have a $170 dollar shopping spree at a PetCo way up north, drive allll the way back home, and set up everything at her place... and I just got home... I really need to learn not to run on these *short* *window shopping* expeditions with her... =P But hey, Jennings is really cute, and it was fun, so oh well... just have to figure out how to do all my work in the next 24 hrs... -_-


Well look at that...

Wish Bear
You are the dreamer of the group and believe that things will all turn out exactly how you want them to be. Your extreme optimism often annoys your friends but they realize that you do have the power to make your dreams come true. You also keep an eye out for your friends, always looking out for them.


Alright, how on earth do I get myself into all this stuff? It's been a long day, (since it started at 7 am, not cool) and what I mean is all the stuff I am going to do... so, I recently became a student member of the DMC lab, in which I'll be working on gaming research and stuff while I'm here at UT, which means I need to spend time there every few days working - my first project is a pretty big one I need to make in Director. That'll be a whopper, I think, I still need to learn some more of the technical side of it. Plus, my classes are starting to catch up, I have two programming assignments already, tons of reading to do, and have already almost fallen asleep in a few classes... to make matters worse, I still need to acquire a copy of Unreal 2 (help, anyone?) and play another game and write reports about them (fun, I know, but timing is terrible). Finally, the game dev class is really going to get started up, and I met a guy in there who I am now going to try to design the logo and part of his webpage for the company he just started (but it'll probably be paid ^_~) - this is where a conversation that starts as Him: "Hey, are you an animator?" Me: "Not as my primary focus, I'm a programmer, but I do art on the side" gets me -_- And we're going to go hardcore into the game development stuff soon, and in class today, the professor, while talking about not being pigeonholed into a job says, "for example, we have someone in here who is a programmer, but is also 3d artist," and he looks around and says, "huh... he must be missing," so I think to myself, wow... I really need to meet that guy. Then he looks straight at me and says, "Oh, there he is. He's a computer scientist who's also a 3D artist, he's been doing both of those for a long time." Long time? I've barely been doing CS for anytime, much less 3D art! Throw on some NODA stuff, and making the Memory CD and Memory Book, and set to 'puree'.

Eep. -_-


Caught in the sun.

Course Of Nature Caught In The Sun lyrics
You're my distanced destination of choice
I'd give anything just to hear your voice
I couldn't pass you on the street
Without saying a word
Most times I missed the voice
That goes unheard

What if I missed you
You got caught in the sun
What if I did something
Never to be enough

People everywhere how could I be sure
Is it you that I have been looking for
What would it take for me to be comfortable
With you, with me you're the chosen one

What if I missed you
You got caught in the sun
What if I did something
Never to be enough

You are there for me this I hope and pray
You will wait for me, I wont be too late

What if I missed you
You got caught in the sun
What if I did something
Never to be enough

Will you wait for me
Or will I be to late this time
You are there for me this I hope and pray