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Gannett May Provide Vibrators [05 Nov 2002|08:28pm]
From the The Cornell Daily Sun.

"Many students feel it would be helpful for Gannett to have vibrators available because Cornell is located in Ithaca, not a major city."

"I think one of the most important things is for women to be able to get themselves off."
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Car dealers! [12 Sep 2002|10:04pm]
I hate this car buying process. This guy completely turned around when I told him that I got some competitive quotes. He thinks I am lying. :-/ Oh well, I pretty much decided on the other dealership anyways.



I don't think that you are foolish, but nor am I...go with them!

I don't believe the price that you are telling me or they are telling you.


-----Original Message-----
From: CornOnTheCob
To: Dealer, Crummy


I'm just shopping for the best price--it would be foolish of me not to. I found the exact same car including alarm and mats for $XXX. If you can't beat that, then I will go with them. Thanks for your help.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dealer, Crummy
To: CornOnTheCob


I would not waste your time...I won't do $XXX including alarm and mats on our car. If you are not buying the car then I can't help you anyhow.

I thought that you were happy with our product, service and our price.

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Today [11 Sep 2002|09:55pm]
Kim and Limenaide already elaborated on our trip to Vancouver, but I would just like to add a few things. 1) The grey goose martini was awful! Thank goodness for the olive. I cringe at the thought of downing bicardi 151 if it tastes worse than that! 2) The drinks at the Granville Room were fine. It was that damn Smirnoff at the club that did it for me. If I had different drinks, I would've been okay. I'll agree with Limenaide on "Drinking a bottle
of Smirnoff Ice after a series of mixed drink is bad bad news!"


I'm sure you've all been exposed to some of the activities surrounding the anniversary of 9/11. I remember that day so well... It was after my morning class and I was cutting through the bookstore when I saw a huge crowd of people staring at the jumbo screens... "America Under Attack." I didn't know what to think.

This morning on 710, Dave Ross talked about what moved him the most and how things have changed for him. The words he spoke echoed my own thoughts. I've read countless articles and seen a few shows about that day; and the things that really touch me are the personal messages -- the last phone calls to loved ones. I imagine myself in that position, and I can't help but be saddened by the idea of not being able to tell everybody in my life how important they are to me.

But I have the chance to do this everday. I'm more resolved now to improve my relationship with others--to do the little things that show that I care.


I've been listening to the American Idol single (A Moment Like This) from Kelly. When I first heard the song, I didn't like it at all and I doubted that it would ever become a #1 hit. Since then, it's grown on me. :) It's a little cheesy, but it has the potential to do well I think.


I might buy a car this weekend! I'm trying to get the final price worked out before I go to the dealership because I know once I get there and drive the car, I won't be able to go home without it. :-[. I'm getting excited about the whole deal, so hopefully everything will fall through. :)
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[26 Aug 2002|11:13pm]
It has been a long time since I've last updated, so I thought that I would provide some entertainment for you folks on a semi-regular basis...


It's (thinking of a clever, but not too mean of a name) Girl_001. Alright, that wasn't very clever. I choose not to answer the phone, but she leaves me a message, so let's see what she had to say...

:-/, She wants to meet up for the company meeting tomorrow. Only a week ago, she said that we shouldn't hang out together for a while, so that I could "move on" and have her not interfere with my emotions. Now, she constantly IM's me, calls me and wants to hang out again!

You know, hanging out with her was fine and I found her to be pretty nice and fun to talk to at first, but now I find myself trying to avoid her. I hate being mean, so I usually talk/chat to her for a bit; but I just want to be left alone!

After only a few times hanging out with each other, she told me that she liked me and asked how I felt about her! I could tell she liked me before this, but when she confronted me with this, I completely around. I mean, I didn't see her as anything more than a friend, but even so... now it is just too hard to try and be friends with her.

She did this not once, but twice! She thinks that I am torn and that I need time to adjust to the single life. I feel like she thinks that I just need some time, and then I'll be ready to be her boyfriend. The thing is, I'm NOT torn! She's not interfering with my emotions. I'm not conflicted. I'm perfectly fine with life. I feel like she's waiting for me-- but she shouldn't wait, because I'm never going to be her boyfriend.

Right now, I have no interest in dating anybody. The single life isn't too bad--I'm usually at work anyways, so it doesn't bother me. Work is definately intense, but I'm happy with everything. It's like school when you wait till the last week to work on a one-month project... except it's like this everyday.

Well, my stomach beckons, so I better go eat dinner. I'll write again at another time. Cob out.
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Quick summary [18 Jul 2002|10:45pm]
- Working :)
- Got a new machine today! Dual P4 Xeon 2.2Ghz.
- Visiting Clamee this weekend!
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Back in Seattle [18 Jun 2002|07:36am]
I woke up at five this morning. The first thing I did was call Clamee, hoping that she hadn't left for work yet. I wanted to wish her a happy day, and that there hasn't been a second since we parted that I did not think of her. I really miss her. I've been watching a video clip of her over and over. We're on a river in Prague and she's rowing the boat (while I sit back, tee hee) with so much determination. She realizes that I'm filming her, becomes embarrassed, and then makes the most adorable expression. It makes me smile every time.
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La Fin [29 May 2002|08:33am]
Well folks, my undergraduate days are finally over...

This past week, my parents came to visit. Though my dad came with me to Cornell the first time, my mom had never been on the east coast. She arrived with a little bout of motion sickness, so we were unable to go anywhere for the day (I made things worse by getting lost around NJ) except dinner that night with Clamee's parents. Friday morning, after getting some medicine for her, we made our way to NYC. We walked around quite a bit and saw Time Square, Ground Zero, Battery Park (the line to see the statue was insanely long), Little Italy, Chinatown, and Central Park. The weather was amazing! The last time I was in the city was during the winter, so seeing Central Park at this time of year was very nice.

I'm glad that our parents got along so well. They talked non-stop for the two days we were in New Jersey and apparently the same on the four hour drive to Cornell (they drove in one car, me and Clamee in another). When we got into Ithaca, we all packed into one car and drove to the wineries. It's been said that this area is the second largest winery in the country behind California. I did some tasting at our first stop. I'm not much of a wine connoisseur, but I did enjoy most of the wine that I tried. I didn't try any more after that stop-- I figured that I should drive since our parents were in no condition to drive. The weather was absolutely beautiful again, so we took some nice pictures around the vineyards.

Clamee's departmental ceremony was on Saturday as well, so we headed back to campus to prepare for that. Did you know that Cornell's Electrical Engineering department was the first in the country? I thought that was a nice bit of information. Anyhow, I took a short video of Clamee walking to get her diploma. I was shaking the camera a little because I was so excited for her. :) Also, her parents are the loudest yellers/clappers! We're all very proud of her.

Seeing all those kids go up on stage, I thought about my ceremony for the next day and started to feel a great sense of accomplishment. However, it wouldn't be until Sunday afternoon that I would receive my official diploma after the grand ceremony (we had a university-wide ceremony in addition to our departmental ones). The path to graduation was never easy. In fact, I got my butt kicked so hard my first year at Cornell (it was a huge leap in academic rigor). Nevertheless, I was fortunate enough to get a good internship-- not because of my poor grades (obviously), but I was told because of my desire for a greater challenge and better opportunities for growth and development (the Cornell name helped a little too).

In three weeks, I will be starting a job that five years ago, I would've never imagined that I would get. Looking back, transferring was probably one of the most important decisions in my life thus far. I'm thankful for all the support that my friends and family have given to me and I'm grateful for the position I am in to take the next step in life.

... but that next step will wait for another three weeks. :) In less then ten hours, Clamee and I are headed off to Germany. I have a few uncles in Munich, so they'll probably show us around the country. We're also planning on making stops in Vienna and Prague (everybody has told us that Prague is a MUST SEE). Anyhow, we'll report back after the trip! I have tons of pics from grad weekend and most likely will have more from the trip, so there will be one huge photo update on my web page in about two weeks.

Well, that's it for now. 'Till next time!
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Movies I plan on seeing [01 May 2002|12:20am]
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Sleep Schedule All Whacked! [28 Apr 2002|03:04am]
Man! My sleep schedule was messed up Thursday night! Today, I woke up at noon and also took a two hour nap before dinner! Hey, I sound like limenaide! ;)

Clamee and I went to go see a play tonight called "The Matchmaker." I don't think many people liked it, but I thought it was okay. My favorite contemporary play so far has been "Dinner With Friends," which we saw at ACT last summer.

As far as musicals, Les Miserables is still my all-time favorite. We watched Aida in NYC over winter break (which was okay) and Cinderella in San Antonio. I didn't really like the music, and for some reason the AC in the theatre was cranked up so high! I didn't have a jacket with me and I was shivering throughout the whole performance! I wish I had the chance to see Miss Saigon when it was still running. I guess I'll have to wait and see if it comes back again.

One thing I'm looking forward to when I go back to Seattle, is being able to watch every M's game on TV. The only chance I get over here is when the game is on ESPN or if we're playing the Yanks. Tonight's game was good... I came back during the 8th inning and was surprised that it was 0-0. Anyhow, I'm glad Garcia had a good outing... but poor Lilly... oh well! I'm not complaining about the W!

I guess I should really go to bed now (hopefully I'll be able to fall asleep). After taking PSYCH 101, I'm convinced that sleeping is a key component of being productive. Buy this book and read it! Also, I spoiled myself and got a tempur-pedic pillow. It has worked wonders!

School is so much easier when you're well rested. I can now pay attention in class (in addition to actually attending class on a regular basis)! :) It also doesn't hurt to be taking just one class. ;) Yeah, I know... I'm a bum... but hey, I've already endured 4 1/2 years of 18-21 credit semesters, so it's time I took it easy and relax!

Will work be as painful as school? I sure hope not... though this past summer wasn't too bad. I had a few late nights towards the end when I was trying to wrap things up; but in general, it was very manageable. Also, when I have exciting projects, I can work for hours without complaint. My goal will be to make Messenger so good that there would be no reason to use any other instant messenger. So STOP using AIM now!

Alright, I said I was going to sleep... so off I go!
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One more week of classes! [26 Apr 2002|05:30pm]
Next week will be the last week of classes! Last night, I was up finishing up a problem set for my class. I decided to go to sleep at 5:30am and finish the rest in the morning, but I wasn't able to fall asleep until 7:30am! I drank some tea at around midnight, but it was supposedly caffeine-free!

I'm one big dork. Most of the problems that are assigned, allow us to make some simplistic assumptions to make our lives easier (since the class isn't about programming)... but for some reason, I always feel the need to write up a general solution that will handle every type of input. Today however, I ran out of patience. After several wasted hours, I decided that the limitations of the course software made it impossible for to do what I wanted to do. I ended up doing the "easy" way in no more than five minutes.

I really liked my ORIE TA this semester. All of my ORIE TA's so far have been useless, except him. Seriously, every time that I asked some ORIE TA a question, I got either a worthless response or none at all! This guy writes me paragraphs for the simplest questions! Also, at the beginning of every section, he gives us a brain teaser, so that if we're bored, we can try and solve that instead of listening to him (if he goes over old stuff and we're comfortable with the material)... so that's fun. I'm going to give him a very good evaluation.

I'd like to write more, but I have to pick up clamee at the airport in 1/2 hour. She has a busy weekend (and week) ahead of her, so I'm making her some "care packages." They're just some bag lunches so that she can eat once in a while during her busy schedule. Of course, these aren't just your regular ol' bag lunches... they're made with real love. tee hee. :) She'll need one tonight because she has a group meeting right when she gets back.
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XBOX [12 Mar 2002|11:12pm]
I bought an XBOX yesterday. All-Star Baseball 2003 is fun, but I think I like the N64 version better. Halo is cool, but I get motion sickness after 1/2 - 1 hour. :( Should I trade it in and get DOA3 instead?
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Work [08 Mar 2002|12:18pm]
I want to quit my job-- before spring break if possible. I told the group upstairs that I'd redesign their site, so I feel obligated to finish that before I make the move.
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Friday Night [02 Mar 2002|12:02am]
Just came back from a Dave Chappelle show. It was entertaining. At the end of his show, he came back and talked for another 1+ hours! Supposedly, he's gonna stop by Dino's tonight... that place will be crazy if he actually shows up. I think I'm gonna try and do some stuff on my website now. John's hooked on Moulin Rouge songs now too.
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No updates [25 Feb 2002|12:41am]
No updates for a few more days. I've been working non-stop on my web site. It's probably buggy as hell right now, but I'm just going to get most of the content and page flow done before I make it live.

Hopefully I won't need to make any major changes when I upload it to my host. I'm deving w/ MSSQL 2000 and they're using MSSQL 7.0 I think. Keeping my fingers crossed!
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The Brick Testament [22 Feb 2002|04:52pm]
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The Duck Pond [21 Feb 2002|01:59am]
If you have IE 5.5 or greater, come take a look at the new design for my web site. The actual web site at www.theduckpond.org should be live within the next week.

The site looks half-decent under Netscape 6.2, but the DHTML menu doesn't work (no, I'm not going to make it compatible).

Anyhoo, comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated. :) Thanks!
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All-Star Baseball [18 Feb 2002|11:05pm]
Boston (Me) 3 - San Francisco (JP) 5
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Super Mario World GBA [18 Feb 2002|03:27pm]
Last week I ordered a GeForce4 that was mispriced for $129 on BestBuy.com. As expected, they canceled my order, but they gave me a $30 gift certificate! Today, I received Super Mario World for the GBA -- all for just 21 cents! :)
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Old mushrooms [17 Feb 2002|07:07pm]
It's always a surprise opening the vegetable compartment in our fridge. Today, I found an old and smushy head of cabbage (not mine) and two packs of baby-bellas from the beginning of the semester (mine).

There was no question that the cabbage had spoiled, but I couldn't tell if the mushrooms had gone bad. Anyhoo, after washing them, they smelled safe... so they went into my ravioli sauce. Hopefully, cooking them eliminated any harmful agents.
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