Friday, April 6, 2007

Stargate, Greeks, Music

"Think about it, Bala. Do you really want to be Mrs. Raving Lunatic?" - Z (Antz)

Count down until new episodes of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis: 7 days

Speaking of Stargate, there is going to be a special about the mythology behind Stargate on at 7 PM before the airing of the new episodes. Doesn't that sound really cool? I thought it sounded really cool.

In the news I say an interesting article I wanted to point out: "Seats helped ancient greeks hear from back row". It seems that limestone filters certain sound waves. Cool 'eh?

Music obsession of late:
"The Freshman" by The Verve Pipe
"Everywhere" by Michelle Branch

It has been snowing in Michigan! We got a little under an inch of the west side last night. From the traffic reports, I was glad that I left school when I did. Mostly traffic was bad becuase the snow was coming down hard and people were not expecting the snow. It was in the 70s earlier this week for crying out loud. But that is the way with Michigan springs. Hot and cold - it's stochastic.

Yes, I just used stochastic in a sentance...I know scary...lets just move on shall we?

Well, I just want to wish you a happy weekend. For those of you how celebrate Easter, Happy Easter! Say warm. Well, I have to get back to preparing my presentation on swarm intelligence. Very interesting topic.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Old Made New Again...

Back when I was trying to finish my master's project I wrote a blog entitled: 10 Ways to Know You are Working to Hard on Your Project. Since it was funny then I decided to write another list which I have high hopes of being equally as humorous. If it isn't - forgive me.

15 Ways to Know You are a Grad Student:

1. You are really tired of people asking you "how many more years are you going to in school?!?"

2. Anything cool you hear abou you put on your "To-Do-After-I-Finish-Grad-School" List (and it now has more than 10 items on it).

3. You actually have a "To-Do-After-I-Finish-Grad-School" List

4. You own more than 4 shirts with the name of a college you have attended

5. You start looking like the horrible picture on your student ID

6. Eating health is a goal. But the pizza at the university cafe looks soooo good...

7. By your diet plan, caffine must be a food group

8. You get in arguements with other graduate students that very few other people could understand or follow

9. In a given day only having one presentation or homework assignment to work on (but due tomorrow) is considered a "light day"

10. You have friends that tell you about their lives and you realize how different yours really is (and then you realize that you don't really have a life, but you pretend you do)

11. You make horrible jokes that relate to your field of study.

12. When discussing your summar plans you include research

13. The kitchen in your apartment hardly gets used except for the storage of take-out food bags

14. When reading material to preparing a presentation for a class you are realize you own some of the books on the reference list

15. You understand all the jokes in the Piled Higher and Deeper comic

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Interesting Trailer

"I suppose I'm a lemon!" - Hannah Brown (Easter Parade)

I saw an interesting trailer recently for a movie entitled Martian Child. You can see the trailer (QuickTime) here. The song at the end of the trailer sounds a lot like "Ordinary Day" by Vanessa Carlton. But it doesn't quiet sound the same. What do you think? (Here is a link to a music video of "Ordinary Day").

I know this sounds crazy, but it is really bugging me. The first time I watched the trailer I just knew that I had to figure out the name of the song. (Yes, I know I am crazy). If you are familiar with the lyrics, then the song seems to fit the movie. Hence, I concluded that it might be the song. Anyone else what to wager an opinion?

Not much else exciting to report. It is warm (n the 70s) today. Tomorrow is forcast for the 40s. There is even talk of snow showers later this week. Spring was here and it has left the building ;-) Well, I better get back to work. Lots and lots to do.