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Femion » 2006 » October

DISP stole my Halloween

October 31st, 2006

It is 10:34pm. I can hear groups of people in the hallway heading out, or returning from, various Halloween related activities. What about me?
Well, I had class starting at 9, and at 4 I had the quiz from hell (It had bio and psyche. I hate memorization. I hate memorization. I don’t care about the difference between the rough endoplasmic reticulum and the smooth endoplasmic reticulum and I never want to see another action potential in my life.) that lasted until 5:30. I studied over six hours for this quiz and yet I was still completely unprepared. I had a huge headache all day long. When I got home, I nearly threw a fit and had to wait about twenty minutes before I could calm down. When I got back from eating dinner at 6:30, I spent the rest of the time working on my chemistry assignment and helping people with their statistics assignment over MSN. I just now finished it to my satisfaction. I another half-hour, I’m going to have to go to sleep so that I have enough energy to do everything I need to do tomorrow.
Right now I feel like quitting DISP. Or, at least, Psyche. I would prefer to get rid of bio, but I can’t. I’ll just wait and see how I did on this quiz.
Anyway, people in DISP dressed up for Halloween, since we aren’t able to leave our dorms or our lecture halls.

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Hillary, Joi, Maya. Clearly, someone has a fetish for oversized inanimate objects. I would have to say that Maya’s milk carton takes the cake. She put so much work into it and the writing on it is hillarious. (the campaign on the side not Save the Whales, but “Save The Dispers”)
More after the jump, including my costume.

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Let a Joi into your World…

October 29th, 2006

…and she’ll put postits everywhere. Here’s what I mean:

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This was just one of the 28 postit flower notes she put around my room while she was waiting for me to stop being a tired little nerd. Here’s the others:
One Michael J’s face: Censor this too
On my campus map: I hope you don’t still use this. You whould know your way around by now!
On my curtains: How come your curtains are so much nicer than mine?
On my toshiba: The Place of PRODUCTIVITY! (not)
On my window: Open me!
On my potted plant: How cute! I should get a plant too!
On my inter-room phone: Call me Later!
On my real phone: Call meeee!
On Einstein and Glinda: Scary figurines!
On my photos of my friends: I should be on here!
On my picture of my parents: Aw! How cute!
On my fan: I kicked this six times in five minutes.
On my Dali: ooh… it’s blue. I want blue Jell-O.
On the Landscape: I’d say something about how majestic this looks if it didn’t look so much like… (I can’t read her handwriting)
Near my pillow: Nighty nite Cat
On the fire alarm on the ceiling: Hope this doesn’t go off while you’re sleeping.
On the Japanese print with the strange quote: I don’t understand.
On the thermostat: It’s hot in here
On my mirror: Hey Beautiful!
On my top drawer: Top Secret!
On my closet door: It took me so long to figure out how this opens
Inside my closet: Sexy closet! I’m jealous
On the fire escape route map: this seems self explanatory
On the door frame: Why is your doorway so low?
On the light switch: Turn off the lights to conserve power!
and finally, on some random spot of my wall: Smile! It’s good for you.
Now, I’d go to her place in Henderson and do the same, but the thing is she has a very small double room, and what little bit of blank wall she has is covered with pictures of her friends and letters.
However, I believe that I will end up with postit notes on the bottom of my slippers for the next couple of weeks.

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Wendy’s

October 28th, 2006

Today, I went to Wendy’s on Quinpool road with Joi, Mark, and Pierre, (or that guy and that other guy as Joi calls them). Mark was up in Halifax this weekend in order to bug people, and he came to visit me at Eliza along with Pierre, who was there for his piano lesson. I left the room for a few minutes, and when I came back I couldn’t see either of them. For a second, I was afraid I had unleashed them on the dorm without explaining the rules of the co-ed bathroom, until I heard Mark whispering. I turned around and both Mark and Pierre poked out from under my bed. I have no idea how or why they did it, just that it was the funniest thing that has happened all week and I was amazed how both of them could fit under my bed.

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I also did write an article for this week’s gazette, however it publication on my blog will be delayed until the gazette’s website is updated. If never, I will do something about it. It’s my most controversial article yet.
More pictures in the jump.

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Spam Poetry

October 26th, 2006

Dinosaurs
by Ike Beach
In this issue, you will also find a selection of briefs, new publications and addresses to help you take action.
In this issue, you will also find a selection of briefs, new publications and addresses to help you take action.
Smith and Norman Bulansky are mentally retarded. This Craft Fair is sponsored by the Lisbon High School Boosters Club and features local crafters.
Smith and Norman Bulansky are mentally retarded. This month Keith Brown explains what they can do for you.
This month Keith Brown explains what they can do for you. These are the first steps in the HP, IBM, Intel, and Microsoft Management Convergence Roadmap. Engagement tatics, weapons, photos. Our reoprt on the forecast Oct.
WS-ResourceTransfer extends WS-Transfer. The Sunni Muslims in Iraq with the backing of the Suni muslims in Iran and mercenaries form the Iraqi resistance, a Jihad, hiding behind Islamism. Come hear their brass renditions from Bach to Gershwin, Baroque quintets to Dixieland Jazz!
All this is followed by the spectacular Lighted Boat Parade.
All this is followed by the spectacular Lighted Boat Parade.
The public will vote for the best chili entry, and a cash prize will be awarded.
Their social worker, Jack, is becoming burned out with his job, and his life. Lots of Christmas activities. Battle diaries, emails from the FRONT. Their social worker, Jack, is becoming burned out with his job, and his life. Special Operations Forces, Battles.
Battle diaries, emails from the FRONT. The Nazi systematic oppression and murder of Jews, political adversaries, and others considered socially and racially undesirable,is the same paradigm used by al qadai. The Nazi systematic oppression and murder of Jews, political adversaries, and others considered socially and racially undesirable,is the same paradigm used by al qadai. Celebrate the holidays in the Real Maine.
Great food, door prizes, interesting vendors, and fantastic music.
Great food, door prizes, interesting vendors, and fantastic music.
Fairs, caroling, Santa Claus, church suppers and more.
NPR calls it “A living national treasure!
Become Adoration
by Virginia MacGuire
Reading Eleven Elephants, huh?
Everyone should visit We Own The Internet for a great education on Net Neutrality. The name of the site is Wacky Web Tales.
” We were stumped until we dug a little deeper and discovered this Web Accelerator behavior.
Australian SKA Project Director, Professor Brian Boyle of the CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility, welcomed the news.
pioneered brooding instrumental rock. Well, he can do it because he has two distinctive sounds - two deliciously, seductive, outstanding sounds.
It is only after descending from the purportedly ivory towers of higher education that I have truly realized things. pioneered brooding instrumental rock.
dependence on oil can be eliminated with proven technologies that create wealth and strengthen security. I am a huge Radiohead fan and must fess up before we go any further. His first album, Phantom Telegrams, presents one of those rare instances when a critic performs, ennabling bands that he has thrashed in the past to exact revenge.
The next thing I remember was groggily awaking in my own apartment next to a.
No, we can’t put this off.
” _Javascript confirmation behind that “delete” link, Google ignores it and performs the action anyway. Well, he can do it because he has two distinctive sounds - two deliciously, seductive, outstanding sounds. During the month of December, it’s a near-impossible feat to go anywhere without hearing sleigh-bells jing-jing-jingling. His first album, Phantom Telegrams, presents one of those rare instances when a critic performs, ennabling bands that he has thrashed in the past to exact revenge.
The name of the site is Wacky Web Tales.
” And to make matters worse, Google ignores the _Javascript confirmations.
Admission is free and the public is invited.
Next time: a litterary analysis of these great works.

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I Tawt I Tah A Puddy Tat Dohls

October 25th, 2006

Epileptic Seisure!
Pussycat Dolls: I don’t need a man

Six lingerie-clad dancing girls, only one (and occasionaly the black girl so that they have street cred) gets to sing.

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Enter my Humble Abode

October 22nd, 2006

In case any of you non-college types were wondering what dorm life is like, I’m putting up long-delayed pictures of my room in Eliza. Since this is sort of boring and a lot of pictures may make the page load long, I’m going do something I’ve never done before and put them in an extended post.

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Oh, and btw, I live in a typical university residence with about ninety other students, not a hippie commune.

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P2 in the Housie (Dalhousie, that is)

October 21st, 2006

Pierre has piano lessons at Buckley’s in Halifax. He came to visit me an hour ago.

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BOMB SHELTER! You’ve got to protect yourself from those toxic freshmen. (He promissed he wouldn’t be mad at me if this ended up on the internet.)

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Profs, Profs, Profs: the Review

October 20th, 2006

After seven weeks of DISP, here’s what my friend Joi had to say about our profs:

It’s about time i give you all a little overview on my professors =D That is, the good, the bad, and the fugly.
The Good
Number one on the list would most definitely be my Psyche prof, Jennifer Stamp. She kicks ass. She’s hilarious, she teaches well, she’s nice, friendly…everything you could ever want in a prof! I mean, she made me love psyche in ONE lecture. That’s how good she is. And i could never hope to not pay attention in her class cuz she’s that good at teaching. I’m hopin i can get her to oversee my term project next semester.
At the mediocrely good but not particularly outstanding level would be my Chem prof, Patricia Laws. She’s quite a funny teacher who’s easy to talk to and very nice. While i don’t find her to be a spectacular teacher, she’s good at what she does, and is fairly good at explaining things. Though there’s always room to improve, she has all the basic parts one could ask for in a prof =)
And making an honourary mention here would be my Calc prof, Georg Hofmann. Aka Prof Sexy. AHAHHA. Being that we still haven’t departed from “review” area for me and some of my friends, we’ve spent most of our classes oogling him and speculating on his bilecture ring wearing. That is, he wears it every other lecture. He’s a bit clumsy sometimes, but generally very lovable with a sexy German accent and he’s absolutely adorable to boot =P What more could one ask for in a Calc prof? Capability and Eyecandy, all in one!
Finally we arrive at my earth science prof Milton Graves. He’s a hilarious guy who’s charismatic and funny. Just those two characteristics alone make him about 80% better then half the teachers i had in high school. He most reminds me of my old history teacher Stroud, except perhaps on sugar or something. I used to ADORE stroud, and now i adore Prof Milton =D Despite the fact that i have no interest in rocks, he makes lectures much more interesting than i thought possible, and he himself is a very helpful, cheerful, and open guy. Couldn’t ask for much better ;) The Bad
Making a #1 on this list would be my Stats prof. I’ve never thought there existed a truly boring person until i met him. He believes statistics to be exciting. Personally, i don’t understand how his wife could put up with someone like that. My high school teacher, Young, had actually made statistics remotely interesting (ie. not completely brainnumbingly boring), but this guy, and i don’t even bother to remember his name, forces our class to degrade into a bunch of skippers, sleepers, and videogame players. ULGH.
Scoring a second would be my Philosophy prof. I’ll be the first to admit that after Chilelli, Prof Leticia Meynell doesn’t seem halfway as bad, but i’m slightly concerned at her…teaching methods. At two different lectures, i see her waving her arms around with prominent sweat stains in her armpit. ew. Not just that, but she constantly talks like she’s about to have a heartattack. Quite the scary. Really, the only other complaint i have about her is her inability to make Philosophy remotely interesting, but that’s not entirely her fault. I just hate it.
The Fugly
So my bio prof, Cindy Stacier, drives me bongos. Again, she’s not a particularly “bad” teacher, but she has a million bad habits that DRIVE ME INSANE more then bad teaching ever could. First of all, she mispronounces nearly everything. FunJAIH. VEHHsicles. OMGGGG… T_T You’d think someone with a Masters or PhD or whatever in bio could at least pronounce the words properly! ARGHGHGHG. Next to that, she does the standard newbie teacher move. That is, she gives us a WHOLE sheet full of blanks to fill in as the lecture goes on. This is actually generally a good idea, if she didn’t actually go so effin fast that no one can keep up!. That means that no one ever has a complete set of notes and you can actually hear steam coming out of some people’s ears halfway through the lecture.
Verdict
Psyche / Stamp - You rock. I love you.
Chem / Laws - A more palpable sense of humour does wonders
Calc / Hofmann - You are teh sexy. *giggles* I wanna huggle you!
EarthSci / Graves - Less fieldtrips, less pointless assignments
Stats / that prof - Drop the course. now.
Phil / Meynell - Deodorant and maybe some exercise?
Bio / Stacier - Another 4 years as a Student-Teacher to someone cool =D

In general, I agree with her assessment, although I would be more forgiving of the aesthetic complaints. She’s not the first to complain about Meynell’s sweatspots, but that doesn’t really bug me, I find the topic more interesting than her armpits (and that’s saying a lot, considering the philosophy course is called Ethics in Science). Hilburn (that’s our stats prof) really is that boring, but I suppose that’s what happens when you devote your life to statistics. Graves is still great, although I agree with the pointless assignments.
Joi doesn’t take physics, so I have to add a description of Ruddick. He’s a nice guy who belongs at the beach. Seriously. He’s a oceanologist, not a physicist, and it shows. He wears bermuda shorts and sandals, and takes a long time to think through physics questions, but he’s usually just as late for class as I am in the morning, and he’s very approachable.
So Dad, now you know what your students judge you on. Be cheerful, and don’t raise your arms to high if you have sweatspots.

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Gazette #5

October 20th, 2006

Ticket To Ride
Tourism may be the furture of space exploration.
I hate the picture of K-Os that is gracing this week’s cover. I know that his CD release this Saturday was is a big deal, (I’m not going, btw. I’m a poor student and I’m saving my money just to buy his CD) but this photo makes him look like a homeless pothead (or someone who pulled an all-nighter for their Biology midterm).

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Blast from the Past… 2001, that is

October 18th, 2006

2001, the year I turned 12, the year we lived in Vancouver, the year I started spending money on money of my own choice. I got three hundred dollars in gift money, and with it I bought:
Destiny’s Child: Destiny’s Child
Destiny’s Child: The Writing’s on the Wall
Prozzak: Hot Show
Aqua: Aquarius
As you can see, my taste in music was far from perfect, but I was in the excusable pop faze that most pre-teens go through. After about five months of listening to the CDs over and over again, I decided I’d had enough and sold them to a used-CD store for a very small return (4$).
In the past couple days a number of events have occured that make me feel nostalgic, including connecting with a few of my old classmates from Vancouver over Facebook. For the first time since I sold them, I listened to those CDs again, and in honour of that, I’m putting up three of the videos that, though dated and cheesy, have a nostalgic value for me.
Destiny’s Child: Bills Bills Bills

Even in this early single, you can see the beginnings of Beyonce’s materialistic sort of feminism.
Prozzak: Be As

I used to think this video was so inspiring. I requested it at the seventh grade prom in honour of my time in Vancouver. It didn’t get played.
Aqua: Around the World

I never got the point of this song until now: it’s an Aqua song. It’s not supposed to make sense.

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