Alright, so while aimlessly wandering the net, I came across the vast array of articles about the second iteration of the Korean Bowlingual, the Meowlingual, which I found to be fairly entertaining. I am definately curious as to what kinds of things this device "translates" as well as how accurate. (Kim and Jennings would have a hay-day with this thing =P) Anyways, I found a fun spoof that I felt I should share: (I could definately see some cats thinking this... =P)


Alright, I am SICK of people lecturing the crap out of me about where I need to go to grad school, or my reasons for going, or reasons for going different places, or reasons for going at all, and how it's something I'll regret 10 years from now, or it's a terrible thing, or ANYTHING!!! STOP IT!!! For all you people who are bothering the crap out of me about this, LISTEN:


Mood: frustrated >:-O


A-ha! Moment!

Alright, so I'm wandering to my CS378 class this morning, (about 10 minutes ago) only to see a sign on the door that class is cancelled! o_O Very strange indeed, and I really wish I knew earlier, I would have slept in -_- Anyways, as I was leaving, I saw another guy from my class leaving, Max, so I told him class was cancelled, and was about to go on my way. He stopped me and had a question for me... yeah, it turns out he was one of my orientees my first semester - so I ended up talking to him for about half an hour, and it turns out we had a bunch of the same classes together and were both interested in game development... strange little world we live in, huh? Pretty amazing that he actually remembered who I was three years later... I KNEW I recognized him from SOMEwhere! =P


Five things

Five details about your appearance right now.
[x] Black Pajamas
[x] Glasses
[x] Circles under my eyes
[x] Hair in a ponytail
[x] Clean shavn

Five things you did today.
[x] Woke up
[x] Reset my alarm
[x] Snubbed the book I should be reading
[x] Caught up on my daily websites
[x] Listened to some music

Five things that everyone should know about you.
[x] I love my friends
[x] I thoroughly enjoy music
[x] I hope to create video games
[x] I hope I can be there if you need help
[x] I'm a little nuts sometims =P

Five groups/artists you listened to yesterday.
[x] Madrigal Choir
[x] Vertical Horizon
[x] Two Guy Trio
[x] Trapt
[x] Puddle Of Mudd

Five things that make you happy.
[x] Love
[x] Friends
[x] Succeeding at something
[x] Music
[x] Dreams

Five things that disgust you.
[x] Hypocrits
[x] Closed minded people
[x] Drugs
[x] People who don't live up to their responsibility
[x] People not living up to their potential

Five things you can't live without.
[x] My friends
[x] My family
[x] Music
[x] My passion
[x] Time

Five things you'll do when you complete this.
[x] Stop playing around on my computer
[x] Turn off the music
[x] Get something to drink
[x] Read for the essay due tommorow
[x] Write my essay

Five things you feel right now.
[x] Exhausted
[x] Loved
[x] Weak
[x] Disappointed
[x] Afraid

Well, I got to take a nice break from all the work and projects that are being done this weekend for the annual tradition of Madrigal Dinner here at UT. I was an understudy in the Madrigal Show back in 2001 - but not like a normal understudy - the understudies had parts, as we roamed the tables (there actually is a 4 course dinner, along with the show) and entertain the guests in the breaks, fully in costume and character. It really was a good time, and I met some pretty cool people.

Anyways, I got to get all dressed up and go with Kim this year. We finally got there around six, at which point I was trying to make sure I could get in because Kim (who trudged through the snow, uphill both ways to get the tickets =P) forgot to tell me I needed my student ID. Turned out to be ok, since there were many Madrigalians that remembered me. I had some friends (both from Madrigal prior and from the Orientaton Advisors) in the show this year, so it was cool to see them directing / acting / entertaining throughout the show. Good job Jamieson, Kevin, Meredith, Michael, Justin, Michael!... etc, etc. etc. So we listened to the wonderful choir directed by Jamieson, already I was mouthing along with all the songs, spotting people who I remembered in the choir and crowd, including Marta, who was filming from the balcony.

So after the singing in the lounge area, we went in, and got to our seats and the show started, with various people wandering the tables, all the people I knew dropping by to say hi. And the first interesting thing happens... Jamieson comes over with two other guys and singles out Kim and sings a song to embarass her in the first break - quite entertaining =P In the second break... a group of wenches and footmen come up to me, (some of which I knew from before) one screaming "Did you?" ... I, of course, knew what was going to happen, so I play along. About a minute later, I'm in the stocks in the back of the auditorium because I allegedly gave the kingdom's lactose intolerant dragon, Bubbles, a big hunk of cheese... (don't worry, there's a picture) and I find myself having to convince the three wenches around me for kisses (of which they demand a dance, joke, and compliment to free me) and they retaliate with their three kisses - so I have three giant lipstick marks on my forehead and two cheeks... So the night continues, and after another break or two, I hear... "MISTLETOE!" after which a horde of wenches (about half to two-thirds of which I remembered from my previous Madrigal experience), like a gust of wind fly by and pelt me with kisses. So, at this point, pretty much every square inch of my face is covered in some form of lipstick or another... (also, picture to be posted) Finally, Kim gets Kevin to request a group to come over to sing the Moose song at our table... doesn't sound so bad, huh? Well, at our table, we had two kids, couldn't be older than 10 ish, and the Moose song (although DAMN funny) is all about "rammin' a moose"... "Moose, moose, I like a moose, I've never had anything quite like a moose..." I, of course, mouth along the words, as the singers snicker at me because I still remember it from a few years back =P And finally, the show begins its conclusion, as the choir, again led by the wonderful Jamieson sings a beautiful concert. And finally, we walk out of the auditorium, (after finding Kim's dropped earring - glad we found it!) to walk through the gautlet of all the Madrigal people, probably 40+ people, singing a Madrigal tradition, a version of deck the halls, put to "Daylight comin, I wanna go home", which is a lot of fun.

As I'm walking out through all the people in costumes just having fun, I realized I got a lot of genuine smiles and waves from many of those people (even some I didn't get to know that well) that I met my first year of Madrigal, a full two years back. It was just really cool to see that welcoming environment from all those people. It really reminded me of how much fun Madrigal was, both the semester up until the show, and the show itself. So, as I walked back to my apartment today, covered in lipstick and in a better mood after a crushing two days of work, I decided that if I am here next fall, I am DEFINATELY going to audition for Madrigal again, either in choir or actors. Anyways, it was a fun night, and I really needed a break from all the work that has to be done this weekend. I'll post embarassing pictures of me soon =P



Your element is Water. You are a deep person and a
good communicator. Incredibably loving and
loyal when your trust is gained and you are
fairly mature.Myterious to the utmost water is
in everything. One can be an Ocean or a river
but nobody truly knows you.

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Loud Drunk.
You end up losing all inhibitions and scream out
song lyrics, animal noises, or obscenities...
usually from on top of a table or counter.

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Close your eyes and listen...

Yay! Added a music section to the links on the left of some of the bands that have music that I really 'listen' to ^_^



"If you don't want to crunch, don't get into the games industry. Working on Galaxies, there were weeks where I clocked in 60, 80, 100 hours... there isn't much more than 100 hours in a week."

Lead programmer of Star Wars Galaxies


Email from mom

I'm back home...you may have read this before...take a moment and read it anyway...it is really nice,
..lots of love, Mom

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.
The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved. "I want to repay you," said the nobleman. "You saved my son's life." "No, I can't accept payment for what I did," the Scottish farmer replied waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel. "Is that your son?" the nobleman asked. "Yes," the farmer replied proudly. "I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son will enjoy. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of." And that he did. Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time, graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.
Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia. What saved his life this time? Penicillin.
The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill. His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill.

Someone once said: What goes around comes around.

Work like you don't need the money.

Love like you've never been hurt.

Dance like nobody's watching.

Sing like nobody's listening.

Live like it's Heaven on Earth.

It's National Friendship Week. Send this to
everyone you consider A FRIEND.

Pass this on, and brighten someone's day.

AN IRISH FRIENDSHIP WISH: You had better send
this back!! Good Luck!

I hope it works...
May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
OK, this is what you have to do... Send this to
all of your friends.

Thanks, Mom ^_^

Alright, so I went to NSS and chatted with Cristi, and at one point got my evaluations from last year, and although not perfect (I don't claim to be) the ones that were compliments really were kind and beautiful. To all the Orientation Advisors of 2003, 2002 and 2001, thanks... I miss you.
On a lighter note

On the lighter side, I got to take my annual trip to the Renfest with Zach and Kim last weekend, and that was loads of fun as usual ^_^ (nice break from the psychoness of school, etc.) I walked away with two leaf blades, a little blue orb, and another metal rose. Also, selection for the new OAs was this last weekend, and that was fun an depressing all over -_- Anyways, time to get ready for the rest of the week... o_O



Sweet Dreams
"Sweet Dreams" (by Eurythmics)
Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
Travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something
Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

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You are a Flea-bite Problem
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Your soul is bound to the Solitary Rose: The

"When I wake up alone, the shades are still
drawn on the cold window pane so they cast
their lines on my bed and lines on my

The Solitary Rose is associated with loneliness,
melancholy, and patience. It is governed by
the goddess Merope and its sign is The Sword,
or Unrequited Love.

As a Solitary Rose, you may be summed up as a
hopeless romantic. You desire love and have so
much love to give, but thing just never seem to
work out the way you want them to. In life,
you can be very optomistic, even when things
are gray and nothing works out to your

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All-Hallow's Eve

I completely forgot to detail the fun that occured on Halloween, but I think Dev said it pretty well. ^_^


Happy Birthday to me! ^_^

Well, I turned 22 yesterday... I'm an old fogie now =P It's been a pretty rough past four weeks or so, so a day away from everything (mostly) was pretty nice. It was a wonderful birthday though, and I really want to thank everyone who called or IMed me, or emailed me, or just remembered. ^_^ So... thanks Kim, Neesha, Grandma, Mom, Dad, Jimmy, Rosie, Rebecca, Aurlie, Gunu Masi, Cristi, Asha Masi, Bavna, Grandma (on my dad's side), Sunil, Sandya, Sahil, Simrin, Jagdish, Sarla, Dilip (those last 9 were in one phone call!), Patrick, David, Joe, and Angela. Thanks for the warm wishes, guys, you made my day awesome. ^_^ And thanks to Joe, Mike, Pat, David, Weber and Gloria for keeping our costume adoring Halloween tradition alive. ^_^ Pat and I went craazy on the cameras, and I think we got some awesome pictures - hopefully I'll be posting those soon. ^_^

Thanks everyone!