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Every so often, I find myself browsing through the "I Saw You" ads; I've always wanted to be seen. There's just something I find exciting about the idea of meeting complete strangers out of the blue.
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Weekend Update:

Saturday I drove a full car up to Bellingham for a conference (borrowed A's car). We were close to being late (one of the passenger's fault, not mine), so I was pushing it a bit more than I should have. And 2 miles from the exit, I was pulled over for the first time in my life, and received a speeding...
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gabriellamarie:
How long will you be gone?

eeek
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Thanks for the birthday wishes, y'all. It's definitely appreciated.

To be honest, I didn't do much special today -- just my usual Thursday thing, i.e., spending most of the evening in my chado class. Two of my housemates took me out for Indian food afterward, though. Cedar's, because I love the bottomless chai (and their food is respectable, even if it...
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l_f:
Indeed, emphasis on the word "lately"!! tongue

Mmmm! Green tea and Indian food!! I love Punjabi, but enjoy all kinds very much.
gabriellamarie:
omg happy b day
I hope you had a great time!
kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss
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I sold my car today, and got enough to finally pay off my credit card. Woop! Plus, it's nice not having to worry about a vehicle anymore, often it felt like an albatross around my neck (but no zombies to man the ship, sadly).
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l_f:
Happy Birthday!!


No, no kissing. tongue
bonedaddyjim:
Happy b-day!


kiss kiss kiss
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It's been a good couple of days. I'm loving the early spring, and I'm hoping it holds up 'til my birthday (wishful thinking, there).
bonedaddyjim:
Hmmm, I may just have to come over for the brunch. Sounds fun.

23 is a good number too, by the way. Have you read much Robert Anton Wilson?

Also, for example, 23 is one of only two numbers which can be written as the sum of nine cubes but not any less than nine.

23=8^3+8^3+1^3+1^3+1^3+1^3+1^3+1^3+1^3

The other one is in the hundreds somewhere.

gabriellamarie:
I love the spring.

I got to get out of the city...ugh

I love good beer.

youll be fine.

Happy Vday

kiss
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So O and I have been on-again, off-again, friends, too-hard-to-be-friends-right-now these past two weeks. I was fine when we first split, but what followed put me in a bad place. And apparently, I make things difficult by being too nice.

My social life is pretty non-existent at the moment, which is perhaps what is hardest following a break-up. Typically I've neglected my social duties...
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gabriellamarie:
Sounds like a great plan, with some good beer. smile
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I just finished reading The Ancestor's Tale by Richard Dawkins the other day. What a fantastic book. It traces backwards through evolution, starting with humans and stepping back through time to points when we have a common ancestor with other major groupings of life. By the end, you really get that feeling of awe toward life and nature.
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So O and I are officially split now. Basically, it comes down to the fact that I am in all likelihood (assuming I get a job offer) leaving in less than six months, and O is not going to follow me wherever I go. And in all honesty, I wouldn't want to be with someone willing to drop everything to follow me -- that's...
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astrobouy:
That's rough mate. But such are the sacrifices of the academic. The life of research is not terribly compatible with relationships, at least until you get tenure that is...

Good luck with the job hunt, and the thesis obviously.

Soon winter will be over smile
gabriellamarie:
Hell, i go away for a bit, and the whole world changes. Sorry about the girl.

How is everything else?
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I just got back from Miami on the red-eye last night -- another math conference, this one for 5 days. The talks were incredibly hard, but the weather was warm and occasionally sunny. Miami Beach was downright gorgeous, though the town itself is too damn touristy. Overall thoughts -- Miami is a great place to visit in the winter, but I think it would be a crappy...
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I'm now up to about 30 applications submitted. It's getting smoother now, partly because the remaining ones don't come due until January. Let's hope I get a job offer, otherwise I'll be staying in Seattle another year.

So I was in Salt Lake City this past weekend, and a funny thing happened Friday night. The four of us who came...
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gabriellamarie:
OMG - I'm never going there!

That is a flashback to high school, but then again, I've always thought my workplace is a lot like highschool. shocked

Goodluck with the job hunting! kiss
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So little free time lately. Let's see...

For Thanksgiving, a crew of 5 of us biked out to Z's mom's house in Fall City -- a 43 mile ride which worked up a good appetite. As soon as we got there, we ate a pie. Interesting fact -- I spent two T-days out there, my first one in Seattle, and this one (which appears...
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l_f:
I agree that you should apply only to places where you would work if accepted (otherwise, it is just a waste of mail), but the process is long, and better places have earlier deadlines. If you manage to get a job soon, glory! Until 2004, getting a first job until April was actually the safe range. With this economy, things got later in 2005. Anyhow, since it is your first job, it will be easier (many positions for recent/new PhDs), and I really hope you get a nice postdoc (meaning in a place strong in your specialty - and there are several), as it may strongly interfere in what comes next if you want to go to a research-focused institution (The scary... tenure track! eeek wink ) If this is the case, I am sure you know that you must publish well-written stuff - two papers a year, preferably: Invest your time in it. No matter how wonderful your other activities are, when the hunting for permanent position comes, it is the most decisive factor... by far.

Well, I am also sure you are making good use of the great resources at the AMS site (If you do not have the due appreciation for it, you eventually shall. wink )

I am just blah-blah-blahbing here. Never mind. tongue

Cheers,
LF
gabriellamarie:
Goodluck!
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I'm starting to bump up against seasonal depression. It hits me every winter here; then the good weather comes, I start feeling good again, and I forget how much the last winter sucked until the next one comes. This year I'm going to try to find some kind of solution, as I really don't want to feel shitty for the next three...
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gabriellamarie:
It's better then snow! Well that's what I keep telling myself.

gabriellamarie:
Don't tell me the turkey got you! tongue