Wednesday, September 30, 2009

moustaches make everything better

So I think I've become permanently crabby, from a mixture of idiots on the road, to dealing with peers that are seemingly several years younger than I am at this point, and I find it harder and harder to crack a smile regularly. But you know what, the world isn't all that bad when these exist:

Why yes, those are gloves with moustaches on them. I know the whole trend has been sucked up by hipsters for the most part, but all I know is that a pair of moustache gloves would probably brighten up my day to a disgusting extent. They're only $65 (on sale! down from $95) - bargain. (*cough cough*)

Oh well. Guess I'll have to get my kicks from my pre-bed Criminal Minds viewing for now...


Did you ever think about how music plays a role in our lives, i mean really? We all have favorite genres or artists or songs.. for a reason. The music has to be appealing to our personalities... whether its a reflection of how we feel.. or what we believe or even if we just like a piece of music because everyone else does (mainstream :P)- thats still reflecting that we're being a follower. And since music is a reflection of our personalities, it makes sense why we may get along better with someone with similar music taste or even if its just about something specific, it may spark that conversation that has you completely connected with that other person.. its interesting.. and music is as old as mankind.. for that reason i think

worlds fair again

I may have a chance to go and work on my worlds fair video. We are going to a Mets Game on Friday, I think.

First Exam Of The Semester!

YESSSS! is all I can say! After 2 days of studying for my entrepreneurship exam I can proudly say hard work really does pays off! I started to study by reading the textbook and taking down notes on the powerpoint slides my Professor handed out during class. With a combination of my notes from class, the slides, the textbook, and my notes from the textbook, I was able to answer all the questions and get 100%! on the exam!
I am sooo happy! this was my first exam of the semester!
I also got back my first homework assignment for the semester in my marketing strategy class and I got a 10/10 on it!
Then in my advertising class we had a group assignment, where we got together on a Friday afternoon brainstormed over coffee and snacks to write a paper on DELL Insprion 15 laptops. We presented it to class and we got our 5% (5/5) towards our grade.

All I can say is tonight is going to be a good night!
Now I will read a book for my European Development class because I will have an exam next week on it.
So far this semester is going great! (and I'm knocking on wood).


I don't really have much to say today, I can't even remember if I posted anything yesterday or not, I am so tired and mentally drained from soo much chemistry.. and may I add, I failed my first chemistry test the other day by one point.. it is so sad, I studied for at least 6 hours the day before..

Blahh.. so I brought my 14 year old cousin to the ITS101 class today, she really enjoyed it, she is in love with my professor, its really funny

Hmm.. anyways I am going to go continue my quest for better chem grades by reading some more.. adios

So Overwhelmed

Between my classes, my exams, studying for the MCAT and TAing for this class, volunteering at the hospital, working, and managing my social life, i feel so, so overwhelmed. It seems there aren't enough hours in the day for me to get everything done. I want to give everything 100% but i just cant seem to be able to do that with my schedule. Forced to sacrifice how much of my energy i put into some things over others makes me feel like I'm failing. I hate not giving my all but it looks like the time of everything be easy in my life has come to an end and it's time to make some hard decisions and sacrifice some things for the benefit of others without losing out on anything in the end.

I hope i can keep it together long enough without things falling apart for me to reap the benefits.
Don't want to let anyone down..

blogger! is famous

I am taking an advertising class and the other day our assignment was to bring in an ad that relates to maslow's hierarchy of needs. One group in my class brought in a newspaper ad of BLOGGER! I was so happy and proud to say I use that! That is a need, we classified it as a social networking site, leaning towards the social needs of a sense of belonging. When you blog and post you are putting yourself out there for everyone following the blog to read and see your post. It is a great way to interact with other people because they can comment back to you. It is a sense of belonging because you follow or become an author to a particular blog mostly because of interest. We are in the frag city because the life we live in is fragmented.

my most listened to artist on

is British folk singer Jim Moray. I absolutely love him, and I think all of his albums are outstanding. Here he is performing All You Pretty Girls at the BBC2 Folk Awards this year...

Life is...

Life is like an orgy, your either fucking, getting fucked, or watching it happen...


Why do boys have no manners ... chivalry is dead and its the saddest thing I've ever seen!
- What happened to the days of knights and chivalry and courting girls and asking her father for permission to even talk to her ... we say that the dating scene has changed that today is more of a internet connected world with online dating and hooking up but i think its sad. There is no face to face interaction and any face to face interaction is one of two polar extremes .. either the guy is socially inept and cant hold a conversation without looking at the floor or he is cocky because he is one of the few guys that can hold a conversation.. which leads him to be an asshole.. cocky and full of himself where he shouldn't be.
- It's sad how guys don't understand where the line is drawn between a guy and a girl .. guys associate girls as their friends and its ridiculous i am all for being one of the guys i love to hang out with them and personally i have way more guy friends than girfriends jst because they are less drama and more funn. But the line is drawn at some extent.. chivalry should be shown.. manners ... common decency .. there is a way to treat a lady and ever girl should stand u p for herself and demand to be treated this way.. blame it on society or blame it one us .. whether the girls for letting it happen or the guys for doing it .. but something needs to change. Girls should be treated as so.. like ladies .. they are something to be cherished and loved and swooned over .. something to chase and aspire to have .. somehing you strive for .. but most of all something you respect.. respect is key .. so for any guys who were wondering girls like to be treated like ladies like they are special .. we know there are a million other girls who want you (its college) we are aware of all the girls that just want to hook up and we know that its easier to go for them .. but sometimes its just nice to feel loved ... like you amount to something because thats what it is to a girl when you court her .. when you fight for her and her attention.. you're showing her through your actions that you care.. that shes worth something to you .. that shes special <3 and in the end everyone just wants to be loved..


I dislike how the weather changed so drastically in such a short span of time. It felt like it was just yesterday that I could walk out with just a tshirt and shorts. Now I need to wear a jacket because it's THAT cold outside. It's still really nice out when the sun is out ...

I wear shorts all year round so the weather doesn't have a great impact on me but the fact that it's only October and I need to bring out my winter fleece is a bit ridiculous. This weather just makes me wish there were snow on ground so I can build a snowman. Skip the autumn weather and go straight to winter. Autumn season is such a tease because it's cold but not cold enough for winter. Yes, I think I'm a winter type of girl. I like spring and winter. Summer is only good for the beach.

Other than this tiny rant, my day has been good so far. I need to read read read for upcoming exams but I'm such a procrastinator.

Fight Club and The Future

After I had missed the 11:42 train from Penn Station I had to wait patiently for the 1:01 that would take an hour longer to get back to my dorm. Even though I thought that I'd be able to sit by myself, without any bother or even a whisper from another person, I was proved wrong. In fact a man, about 25-30 sat across from me in the four seater that lets you see the others across from you. For awhile he said nothing, and all I could hear were the two drunk girls on the other side laughing at nothing. Almost of out of nowhere he proposes what he does for a living; the man worked with theatre producers and proposed his own idea for a broadway musical...FIGHT CLUB. Don't let the capital letters fool you into thinking that I was excited by the idea, the caps lock was for how appalled I was for someone to even think of such nonsense. His dream was to get UFC fighters for the fight club and have the mains be real performers. He felt that It would reach out to more men because a lot of theatre (what he felt) was towards women and young children. I told him he was a simple domestic, poorly educated man who should be able to see the mastery of a Broadway play, despite the more "masculine edge." He laughed to himself and told me one day it'll come true...And I told him that if it does, Broadway will die a most painful death. Fight Club was a fantastic movie that should live alone, without a sequel or a broadway adaptation.

I'm so vain

I was reading an article in Psychology Today that dealt with how people read other people by how they present themselves to the world & at the end of the article I read something that resonated with me. It said that shy people are routinely misunderstood as cold, aloof or stuck-up & that they are particularly likely to be judged negatively if they're also attractive. I find this quite humorous & also true.
This might be a generalization but I think that stereotypical nerdy smart types that also happen to be mean don't like to think that attractive people can be smart too. I think that these angry smart types want attractive people to be stupid & conquered by their intelligence. Maybe when this doesn't happen they get angry because they feel like they don't have the upper hand that they are used to...but this article made me smile.

Ass or Tits

Alot of people ask the question "are you an ass, or a boob guy?". Personally, i'm an ass man, and i can explain exactly why.

If your look at girl, and she has an amazing rack, awesome! but if she doesn't have the booty to boot, then it's completely worthless. Big boobs look good in shirts, or all pushed up, and smushed in fancy bra's, but when it comes down to it 95% of them are gonna be saggy, and not pretty sight when naked. On the otherhand, a nice small pair of perky b's or even a's are great right now, and in the long run. They look great where it counts, nude, and over time, knowing that i'm not gonna be young forever, they have a much less chance of getting there sag on, you know, doin the droop, the sag dance...

Therefor in conclusion i think it's very easy to see why most guys are ass men, who like a nice perky set of small/medium breasts. If you are a boob guy, maybe after reading this post you will change your mind.

A little Pyshcology for Ya'll :)

Social desirability ... the desire to be socially excepted and be viewed positively by society. It is the underlying motivation in almost all of our actions.. if you think about it you really do filter most things you do through a societal filter.. what would society think of the actions you are doing? .. and what would society say?
- think of your own facebook page.. society judges that.
Society judges your appearance, the way you talk, the way you walk, every aspect of yourself. Think about what motivates you to act the way you do. Why do you do your hair? Why do you get dressed in the mornin wearing what you do? Why don't you wear something silly .. or walk around naked .. because of society. Society judges and effects almost all of our daily activities. We do what we do because society says its acceptable.
- So think about the things you do in a day next time you do them.. and think about why you do them. <3


I don't know. It's only the second workday of this week and I am dying already... I'm doing terrible at practices as well as not doing well on tests and quizzes and managing my time to have the schoolwork done. Whatever is happening right now has never happened to me before. Basically, nothing is too bad yet, but it's not close to being good either and that's what buggs me. My willpower is completely gone. Nobody knows where it left to but I somehow don't feel it anymore. I usually never pity myself, such kind of sympathy is normally what weaker people do. And I've always considered myself to be a strong person. Perhaps I am not. I noticed that I started giving up on things pretty often. Not good... Moreover, I haven't spoken to my mom for a while and this fact is really bothering me. Hope all is fine at home... Yeah, actually by nature I am an optimistic person...So, I'm sorry about this, we all got such moments, no more negative. Moving on.

the ledge for prometheus

This is how i imagine prometheus being tortured for eternity. He is surrounded by the technology he gave to man,

2 Hours of zzzzz

High five to me for only getting two hours of sleeep! Thats what I get for always procrastinating till the last minute and wanting to do everything at one timee. I got 2 hours of sleep last night, sleeping at 6 and waking up well supposedly at 8 but I overslept my alarm clock and thank god my friend called me to wake me up or else I would have been late for my exam! Its so interesting that the brain still functions when it doesn't get any rest and that I am very much so alive and not tired right now. It just shows how strong the human body is and how much it can manage and handle until it ultimately crashes...I am on such an energy rush right now..its crazyy! I have no idea where it came from! I think that if I lay down..I will just crash but right now I am like the energizer bunny! This is odd! I love being energized and wired from being tired.. the only consequence is that you feel like death after...I will be awaiting that feeling....fjdskalfj;slfj;adjf energyyyy! I am sitting in the library right now and its gorgeous outside and the homecoming carnival is kicking off...about to run and get food! Yay so excited for today!

Weekly update from biolab*

*not currently in lab due to it being canceled (sweet)
I know the anticipation is building to see the results of the latest ligation reaction, however, the wait is not quite over. The reaction will be completed on Monday and results reported in a timely fashion. Due to lack of laboratory and my unwillingness to rise-and-shine for an optional 8:30am lecture, all communication with star guest blogger and partner in crime, Kim, hs temporarily been severed. I am used to seeing her quite frequently due to the fact that she is a most excellent partner in crime and I insist upon her being my lab partner for every dreadful lab that must be endured. I am not sure what I will do without, however, I am sure that lab work will not be among the things I will do.

New Laptop?

I want to get a new laptop because my computer's cable is damaged and it is difficult to charge. I am thinking about getting an acer, since I had this one for 3.5yrs and it was inexpensive as well. I was looking at the acer timeline. What do you guys think?


Bacon,bacon, bacon!

Okay so this morning I got to school early enough to have some breakfast. I got toast and bacon. The sever was supposed to give 3 strips (according to the sign) but they were stuck together and gave me about 4.5 strips. When I got to the cashier she asked to see inside my box. This was kind of weird but whatever. She looked inside my box and says to the other cashier, "See he said 2-3 strips of bacon, she is giving away too much." So I'm standing there and she proceeds to ask me "You didn't order a double serving of bacon did you?" I looked at her for a second, yawned and said (very politely) No. She was trying to charge me for two servings...what the hell! These people are serious with the servings on campus to the point that it is halarious! I didn't even eat all the bacon because it was super thin and greasy. I hope the server doesn't get into trouble for giving an extra piece of bacon or an extra tater tot or maybe too much pancake suryp!

I was tempted to post this pic...but this would be an entire new post. Check it out!

Facebook Poll on Obama Investigated

Just wanted to share this with you all.

Read the article here
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cereal box brawl

How awesome would it be if there was a free for all between all of the dominant cereal box characters. I'm talking about the bee from Honey Nut Cheerios, the frog from Smacks, the chef from Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Smack Crackle and Pop from Rice Krispies, etc. Then we could broadcast it on live television and have people place bets on who they think the victor will be. Personally, I have my money on Tony the Tiger from Frosted Flakes. I mean, have you ever seen the size of that guy. He can definitely brawl. C'mon, who would be able to take him? Toucan Sam from Froot Loops? I think not. Tony the Tiger would tear the rest of them to shreds. Then finish up with his patented one-liner, they're grrreeeeeaaaattt!!!!

The Love of Knowledge

This is too good to simply post a link too or hope that people will glance at. Please read this:

"Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a deep ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair.
I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy--ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed all the rest of life for a few hours of this joy. I have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness--that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss. I have sought it, finally, because in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined. This is what I sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what--at last--I have found.

With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway above the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved.

Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a hated burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.

This has been my life. I have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered me." - Bertrand Russell 1

1 The Meaning of Life
By E. D. Klemke
Published by Oxford University Press, 2000

When boy bands roamed the Earth.

Wasn't it a simpler time? Or does Nostalgia have a way of painting a prettier picture? After all hind sight is 20/20. Reading my books in Sociological studies and constantly remembering the good ol' days I might think so from time to time. However I'm sure in just a few years I'll be wanting to look back on this blog and all those days where life was simpler. perhaps it is the human condition. but I refuse to conform to that. I'm not against conforming--quite for it in actuality but I don't believe in limits.

"To Hell with circumstances, I create opportunity!"- Bruce Lee

Sam E.

Just be patient, don't worry.

There's a lot of new stuff on the way faithful readers. Though I'm sure nobody actually looks at this but I do have a lot planned. I hope that this prometheus bound story can really be my muse and if not I'll find something else to inspire me as well. Drawing from different elements to make a composite or a blend, whatever you choose to call it. Film noir, action, satire--everything. It'll be called Sam's blend.


Sam E.

'i'm cracking eggs of wisdom!'

I've started watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia after hearing so much about it from one of my closest friends. While the humour isn't exactly sophisticated, it's definitely a bit more interesting than the other half-hour sitcom choices out there today (I'm specifically talking about Two and a Half Men here. My hatred for that show knows no bounds...)

It's highly inappropriate (eg, one episode is simply titled "Charlie Has Cancer" and spoiler alert! He was lying...) but the style in which it's filmed is unique, and the characters are of course exaggerated - not so much that you want to chuck them all out the window, but would rather watch to see what stupid things they do next. I mean, the first YouTube hit for the show is this video clip.

Need I say more? I'm glad I have a few more seasons to get through.

a confusing monday

or I guess i should say it was a rather confusing Tuesday with Monday class schedule..... hmmm.... Well, the major thing was that the class schedule was following yesterday whereas my swimming practice schedule remained the same as it usually is on Tuesday so I messed up some of the things and was unable to finish my homework on time. Yes, that's why it's a million times better to do things in advance. When am I gonna learn this?


I was thinking before about how easy it is for people to marginalize other people. I think that most people marginalize & don't realize how much it can hurt others. I think that's why people get so upset when they feel like they aren't given credit that is due to them or maybe why we have acceptance speeches when people receive awards. What is the real purpose of an acceptance speech anyway? Most of the time the recipient of the awards just says some thank yous, but in reality they probably don't normally say them in day to day life. I wish society was a lot more polite sometimes. I think a lot of people would be happier if they felt more recognized & appreciated even if it was just by those that are close to them.

Happy 18th

Happy birthday to my 18 year old sister...she's finally an she can buy porn, cigarettes and a lotto ticket...oh joy!


So being that I am a business major, I have to suck it up and take business classes that do not interest me nor do they have anything to do with my concentration. I absolutely positively hate finance and my finance class and it normally takes a lot for me to hate something so passionately. I cannot look at financial statements and tell you what they mean for my life! I do not care or want to care about how things are balanced..I hate the topic of money and talking about money and how to make it and all that whatever...I think the world would be a happier place if we all did what we loved to do and had a passion in doing instead of thinking about our careers in $$$ dollar signs....thats one of the main reason why I decided to change my major from nursing and pre med to advertising and marketing...YES I know that I will probably be unemployed when I leave this joint and I will not be making the big bucks, but hey..I will be doing what makes me happy..which is to call me dumb and make fun of my major...I will be happy with my career even if it might take a little more effort to get going than some others especially in this scary job market but I am determined and I do not have to look at another Chemistry textbook for the rest of my life (even though I secretly love doing Chemistry). Oh and btw I just spend like 3 hours of my life looking at financial statements and studying them and finding out if the company is in good financial health and trying to analyze the numbers and do you know what I have concluded??....I hate finance.

Obama: more school please....

i was reading this article on yahoo news this morning while i was supposed to be doing work. basically, obama wants to add class time, schools to open on the weekend and for longer hours during the weekday. he says that american kids don't spend enough hours in school and this puts them at a disadvantage with students from around the world. i remember when i was in elementary school and my hours were 8 am to 3:30 pm and then we had after school so that ended at 6pm. i was in school for 10 hours and this was elementary school. i had a shorter school day in my high school years. i can see where obama's coming from, but how many hours does he expect kids to be in school? adding class time won't really help if the kids are bored and not paying attention. if they're counting down the time until school ends, and not focusing on what's being taught, then this whole idea is a waste of money and time.

This weekend

I'm pumped for my first time to Vegas this Thursday! A few of my friends are coming to celebrate my friend michael and my own Birthday. We've never experienced this duration of celebration time, but we're not complaining. We have a Cirque du Soleil show for every night and are really excited for the music and acrobatics of it all. We like to incorporate their music and dance moves into our ice skating shows that we usually have biannually. I'd love to meet the directors and choreographers and ask how they've come up with the ideas, and their secrets of artistic cohesiveness. I'm sure we'll gamble a bit, but drinking, spectating and meeting the crazies of Vegas are my biggest priority.

Joe's Pub

I wish I had advertised about my friend Anthony's show at Joe's Pub tonight. I'm pretty sure he had two open tickets tonight at 7 but too late. He's doing a one man show about his life with new songs and old. He has a little time off his tour (RENT) and loves to do shows like these. He's been doing small concerts on his book that came out in 2001 I believe and likes to keep on refreshing it and keeping up with new sounds and indulging more into his personal life. After the tour ends, he told me he wants to get a steady gig and rocking out in different locations within NYC. If it does work, I'll keep you posted because it's a show worth watching!

Magnolia bakery

Today I finally went to the one and only magnolia bakery and it definitely won't be my last time. There are few things I love more than a good bakery, whenever I enter a new bakery for the first time I try to keep my cool but it never quite works out, pretty soon I am all giddy asking for one of everything they sell. Today I kind of stayed on course filling only three boxes with goodies and spending a mere $20. It was well worth it. I enjoyed the most delicious coffee, as soon as I finished the cup I was wishing I had bought two. It was so good that on the crowded train ride back to school nothing could wipe the perfectly content smile off my face. Finally tasting the cookies and some of the other assorted baked goods I purchased only made my morning all the more pleasant. Needless to say I will definitely be stopping in again soon and may I recommend everyone else do the same.

the prison of Prometheus

one of the many stages that crashed my comp

My computer...

It doesnt work like i thought it would. I bought a MAc in hopes that it would be as great as I had heard but lately it have been bad. It has been crashes working on big files and that not good. Im starting to dislike it ugh.

Photoshop 101

So since I'm tryna cram all the classes I need for my Media Arts Minor during my last year of college, I'm taking multiple THR classes this semester alone, just like this one. Another THR class, 216, is teaching me how to get used to the basic techniques involved in using Photoshop. Now I've heard many many things about this program, but I always felt it was way too intimidating to mess around with. But now, thanks to my professor, I love using photoshop! This shit's so much fun! Check out my 1st ever done photoshop picture that we handed in for our 2nd project. We were assigned to use 3 pics, and with the help of photoshop, we were supposed to create an image that best expresses our personalities. Here's what I came up with and I think it expresses me quite well....


Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City

Yes it is one of the freshest album titles of the year, and yes ANOTHER Ghostface Killah album has just landed. This time Pretty Toney takes a break from all the gully, gangsta ass inspired songs that we have all come to love, and takes a stab at his first full length R&B album. If you know your Ghostface discography (and it's a rather impressive and lengthy one at that) then you know that Ghost always throws in a few R&B joints for the ladies in his album. This time the whole damn joint is dedicated to his love of females and his expertise with how to handle them, which is why he is Ghostdini the Wizard of Poetry. Definitely some of the best slow jams I've heard in a loooong looong time...

here's my fav song on the album featuring Estelle!



The television was on channel 7 and out the corner of my eye I saw "North Babylon" , which is the town I live in. It immediately caught my attention so I raised the volume. Then I heard 29 Pell Ave and it sounded really familiar. The news people were talking about how a 17 year old boy was in his basement making a homemade pipe bomb and it exploded on him. I didn't really hear his first name but I heard his last name and after a few times of reapeating it, I realized it was my friends brother. It exploded in his hand and they rushed him to the hospital.

I haven't really talked to that friend in a while so it might be random to go and ask how her brother is but I hope he is doing fine. But why do people even attempt to do things like these? Do they have nothing else better to do? I mean seriously now. He could have gotten dangerously hurt. Regardless, I hope he is okay.


garden and papion stage by Hanieh.B

Monday, September 28, 2009


A city in zero-G


A swimming pool in zero-G

Comic Life .. Finally figured out how to post ..

Finally figured out how to post my comic life on the blogg ..
my silly story of my name starting with Catharine, my mama's (grandmother's) life .. The name Catharine was passed down through my family for many generations, with a different spelling than most people with the same name, catharine is different but i love it. <3
- My mom and i also have the same nickname . Cat :) so in my house im known as little and and shes big cat :)

Biggie smalls...

i think im obsessed with B.I.G. :) i listened to him all day today and am currently dancin around my room reciting the 10 crack commandments .. i love it when unexpected music gets you.. i love eveyr kind of music and this is the ultimate example i was studying for my psychology exam stening to calm music .. some country plugged lone star into pandora n let it play .. n then decided i couldn't study another second n what am i listening to now .. MY BOY BIGGIEEEE!!! :)


7. When you text in the street, do you bump into people?
haha, yeah who doesn't... It's a bad habit, to be walking and txting, it can be very dangerous. all you do is look down and walk straight into shit. i've actually walked straight into a bulding one time.
51. Would you like your fifteen minuets of fame everyday?
YES! Everyone likes attention, everyone needs attentions.. Alot of people do outragous acts just to get a little bit of attention, but to actually have fame everyday, hmmm, actually i don't know. I guess it depends on how one would define fame.. if it's gonna be crazy and overwhelming on some britney spears level, i don't think i would be down for that!
52. Would you like fifteen minutes of quality sex everyday?
ABSOFUCKINGLUTELY (pun intended). Unless you have a serious illness, then you most definately would want 15 minutes of quality sex, if not just up to par sex. Sex is a very healthy part of a relationship, it is even good just to masterbate. huh, that's weird lol.

great weekend.. i think not.

so most of my friends went back home this weekend and came back tonight and were talking about what a blast they had. they went out to the city, shopped, movies, ate... etc, all fun stuff. where was i and what did i spend my weekend doing? after classes ended on friday, i began my orgo quest. then i spent all of saturday in the library when my nose in my organic textbook attempting to read 4 chapters, all the lecture notes, workshops, and past exams. And the studying continued today and won't end until wednesday night after i take the test and even then i cant relax because i have a bio test the next day. oh yeah, soooo looking forward to this week...

Question Of The Day

For those of us with smartphones and wireless data/internet plans:

Do you ever wish that you didn't have the functionality of instantaneous internet access or miss the times when you weren't as connected as you are now?

- Kenneth

More Reach = More Problems

In preparation of the upcoming weekend, as we all know to be Homecoming which I've been eagerly anticipating since... well the end of the last Stony Brook football home game, I set off in search of more reach.
To be more clear, photographers refer to reach as simply a longer lens or just more focal length. camera lenses are expensive however, and the longer the glass, the more expensive these lenses tend to get. As I'm not currently paid for my work as a sports photographer/photojournalist, I could hardly justify spending another $1800 or so for a used example of what my ideal lens would be: the Sigma 120-300m f2.8. Taking advantage of the great glass I've already invested in, I recently purchased a used Kenko 1.4 teleconverter for this purpose.
I attached the 1.4x t-con to my 70-200 today for the first time, and I have to admit that I'm surprised. So far, the AF continues to be snappy, perhaps not quite as sprightly as it used to be, but still very impressive. What I'm surprised about isn't so much with the lens. I'm surprised with the way that the additional reach that the t-con gives me emphasises my need to develop better long-lens technique. First of all, dealing with nigh-on 450mm demands more stability. I'm definitely going to have to work on technique. For the first time in a long time, I think that my equipment is showing me the deficiencies in my own techniques and style. Hopefully, a bit of practice and work will remedy the situation as we head into an exciting year of SBU sports!

- Kenneth


It's good to be on my own again. In fact, nothing is so good as to have a good friend to talk about that with. Re-living the old days before college is completely done. I learned about Seraph, Descartes, The Architect, Sita and much more in such a short amount of time. I'm investing even more in my friends goals then my own. But true living is living for others. I like to have a purpose but I also want to succeed on my own. A good friend is neither jealous nor wishes bad for another friends success. It's a good thing to do and you could only hope the same of your friends. The possibilities are plentiful and the only thing between them and me, is

Sam E.

Coco lives with me now

Check this out. My roommate brought this home the other day. It's "Coco" the Cocoa Krispies monkey. He lives with us now! How awesome is that!? He sits on top of our refrigerator and protects our cereal. Even though we don't eat Cocoa Krispies, it doesn't matter because he understands. He is a very accepting monkey. He understands that we prefer Honey Nut Cheerios over Cocoa Krispies. But, if I ever do decide to buy a chocolate ceral you can bet the farm that I will be buying Cocoa Krispies. If I ever bought Cocoa Puffs instead, he would go bananas.

The Virgo II, part 3: Historical context

The Virgo II, part 2