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Thursday, July 26, 2012


Alright blogger, what did you do with my profile picture?
What do you mean it's invalid?!
And why won't you let me upload another one?!
Sigh.... Curse you, Blogger, curse you....

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Another brief update on my life

Generic title, I know.
I said brief so I won't be on here too long.
Well, my two-week summer vacation is over. I've gotten back into school for Physics I. I did Calculus I for the first summer semester. It went pretty well. I had the one math teacher with decent social skills. It was really cool. He made calculus derive me a little less crazy by integrating a bit of humor here and there in a way that didn't limit my acquisition of knowledge at all.
Those of you who are familiar with calculus are probably rolling your eyes right now.
Anyway, the professor for physics, or as he, in his glorious Indian accent, calls it, the Physic, is not as great, and is constantly reminding us that, when we do the physic, we must always measure in meter, and must not do mistake. Good engineering students do not do mistake.
...yeah, all of those are things he says. Direct quotes.
That is not why he's not all that great, though. I absolutely LOVE most accents. Most. New England accents, especially when spoken by loud-mouthed, opinionated, cigarette-toting middle-aged people at the bus stop, can be quite obnoxious.
But anyway, this professor doesn't really outline his expectations of the student all that well (aside from a very simple "study a lot"), and, being of higher intelligence, often fails to do out some of the more simple parts of the problem, having assumed that we can all do it in our heads. And it's an accelerated course, so we're learning everything in five weeks, and at two classes per week, that means that we have approximately ten classes with him to learn all of Physics I. Yeah.... Crazy. And to top it off, he's the head of the engineering department. So that means I've gotta impress him, 'cause he's the one writing the recommendations to the big engineering schools.
He also, as is expected of an engineering professor, gives no partial credit. Makes sense. In engineering world, one millimeter off means BOOM! people die.
That makes things a little harder for me. I'm a complete and total perfectionist, so not only do I have to deal with my own perfectionism, I have to deal with the standards of the class. In other words, I not only have to deal with pressures from myself, I have to deal with pressures from my instructor, so I'm under double the pressure.
Most of you probably don't get that. Those of you who are obsessive perfectionists are probably nodding your heads right now. Yeah. You guys get it.
It's a very difficult thing to live with. Basically, everything I do needs to be perfect. If it's not perfect, it's disgraceful. And I mean that. Let's just put it this way: I've improved over the years; I'm not as bad as I used to be; that being said, an A- is disappointing, but when it comes down to it, it's an acceptable grade. An acceptable grade. Anything lower than that....
No, it's not a rational way of thinking. But it's not gonna go away any time soon. It's the way my brain's wired.
Anyway... aside from that, I've almost finished one of my songs, and I think I'm actually gonna finish this one. I've just gotta finish writing the string section, and practice the melody a little bit. The octave leap in the chorus is kinda hard to pull off, but I'll manage.
I've been writing a lot more soft rock, lately. I might have mentioned that earlier, but I don't remember. Eh, I don't feel like checking. Whatever.

I've started listening to Boys Like Girls and Evans|Blue. Both are excellent bands. Boys Like Girls are kind of pop-rock, emo-ish music (correct me if I'm wrong -- I don't really know how to place their genre), and Evans|Blue is more along the lines of alternative rock.
For those of you who want to know what these bands sound like, here are a few of their songs. I figure I'll post one better-known song and one of my personal favorites.
Here's Boys Like Girls.

Here's one of my favorites. This one gets a little bit profane at the bridge.

And here's Evans|Blue. This gets profane at one part too. But the song is absolutely amazing.

I don't really know how well these guys charted, so I don't know if you've heard any of their songs on the radio. But this one was one of their singles. I just put up the acoustic version, because it's absolutely beautiful. Both versions are amazing, but I felt like posting this one.

Anyway, what else in the way of news....
Well, I asked someone out for the first time in my life a few weeks ago.
So what if I'm seventeen? Yeah, it's maybe a bit late for the first time by comparison to most teenage boys, but I wouldn't have it any other way. At least I'm decently mature.
Unfortunately, after I did (and she accepted) I realized that my ability to contribute to a decent romantic relationship is nonexistent. Just my luck, I guess. Sigh... oh well.
I'm single again, and everything's fine between the two of us.
So now I am, as my friend Adam puts it, "Forever Alone by Choice."

"So, T-WAC, how's your love life?"
*Laughs* "Love life? What love life?"

Y'know what? I do have a love life.
And this is what it looks like!

This version is done in another language.
At the end of the English version, one of the penguins comments "Well, this sucks."

Anyway, I should probably get back to studying vectors, which would be fun if I actually had more time. Grr.... Curse you, accelerated courses.
Oh well.
I know this was supposed to be brief, but whatever. It is what it is.

Everything's been slowly but surely getting better and better at my end, and that's gonna continue. If it's not, I'm gonna make it continue. Because I am that awesome. LOL.



Do Not Eat the Fairy Poodle!

Do Not Eat the Fairy Poodle!