Monday, June 3, 2013

Disney Overload

So I've been out of school for a little over two weeks. In that time, whilst unpacking my things from college, working on sewing projects, or just enjoying my time off, I've begun watching a plethora of Disney movies. I believe the complete list up to today is as follows (and in order, I think):
Lilo and Stitch
The Emperor's New Groove
Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland
The Princess and The Frog
Sleeping Beauty
Beauty and the Beast
Monsters Inc.
The Little Mermaid

So...that happened.  And I went to Disneyland somewhere in there too.  I have a serious problem.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My Addiction

Ok guys.  I am super addicted to coffee.  I'm not sure if it's the kind of addiction where I need the caffein in the coffee to keep me going, or if I just really enjoy the taste.  Maybe it's a bit of both...Like, in the morning I feel like I need the coffee to wake up, but after that (unless I am having a horribly tiring day) I won't need the caffein.  Anything after my morning cup of coffee is purely for my own flavor enjoyment.
That said--today I've had four cups of coffee. 1.5 for breakfast.  1.5 for lunch.  1 after dinner.
I have a serious problem.

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PS: shout out to those of you in Russia who seem to thoroughly enjoy my nerdy-ness (:

Monday, April 15, 2013


So tonight I was reading about how to be a good audience member for my public speaking class.  At one point in the book, it mentioned various barriers to effective listening.  The last two were "Co-Cultural Differences" and "Co-Cultural Prejudices."  My immediate reaction was "Oh! Like Dwarves and Elves!"  If that's not nerdy, then I don't know what is.

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

And One to Rule Them All

First off, sorry to everyone who is reading my blog.  I've been slacking recently and not posting as much as I should.

That said, last week was my Spring Break!  And what do young, typical, college-going women do on their spring breaks?  I'm not sure, because I was studying all break.  Literally, I went to Starbucks every day to work on Calculus, AutoCAD, or my group project that's due in two weeks.  (yay for being an engineering major...? sure.)
However, the bit of fun I did get to have was watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy.  It had been so long since I had last watched it that all I could recollect from the third movie was that Frodo didn't want to throw the ring into the fiery pit of Mordor...that's it.  Pretty pathetic, I say. But it was really fun to be able to watch all three movies and have no idea what was going to happen next.  Next trilogy on the list? Star Wars, of course!  Do any of you readers have a favorite movie/book trilogy? 

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Calculus High

So I was just taking a quiz for my Calculus 1 class, and there was a problem that I thought had me stumped.  I knew I had to get it right--it was the last problem for me to do, and determined whether or not I would get a decent grade.  But I was able to figure it out!! Yay!  Do any of you know the feeling when you figure out a math problem that was kind of difficult? That elation. That total sense of happiness and euphoria. Yup. That's how I'm feeling right now.
I'm on a calc high.

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ps- for those of you who are curious about the problem, it was:
find the absolute maximum of f(x)=x^a(3-x)^b on the domain [0,3], and where a and b are both positive integers.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bioshock Infinite

Ok, I've had a good 24 hours to pull myself together to talk rationally about Bioshock Infinite, and I've got to say--I'm still pretty stoked.  I have seen most of the videos and interviews and game plays online that have limited spoilers, so now that the game is out, I find that I'll have to limit myself even more in watching what's on YouTube.  The original Bioshock will always have a special place in my heart, but I can't help but be excited for Infinite.  According to their website, 5/8 of Infinite's reviews were perfect scores, and the 4/8 that weren't perfect would still count as an A in any calculus class that I know of.

For those of you who don't know much about Infinite, here's a super quick overview:
     You are playing as Booker DeWitt, an indebted former detective.  In order to pay off his debts, he must go to the lost city in the sky named Columbia.  Columbia was originally created in the late 1800s as a way to celebrate the success of the American experiment.  However, due to political differences, Columbia seceded from the United States and hasn't been seen since.  Your job is to find a girl named Elizabeth and bring her back to the US unharmed.  Elizabeth is guarded by a giant creature called the Songbird, and is imprisoned within her room, not knowing much about the outside world.  Elizabeth has a special talent of (amateurly) expanding tears/riffs in time-space, which could be used as a very helpful weapon for whoever is in possession of her.  The current state of Columbia is that of a civil war.  So your objective at the beginning of the game is essentially to find and rescue Elizabeth without getting the two of you killed by either faction in the war, the heavy hitters, or the Songbird.

I have heard some mixed reviews about this game; some say it was overhyped, other agree with most reviewers in their complete enjoyment of the game.  I personally have yet to play Infinite, and won't play until this summer, late May at the earliest.  However, I am still able to sit back and admire the complete artistry that was used to make this game.  The location, characters, and overall storyline are a revolutionary new step for first person shooter games, and I cannot wait until I can be a part of it.

For more information, here's a link to the official website:

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Infinite Happiness

Guys.  Bioshock Infinite is out.  FINALLY!  It has officially been released into the wild that is the gaming community.  I wish I wasn't in my dorm room so that I could just go home and play it.  I seriously can't contain my excitement.
Gah! Yes!  More on this tomorrow--but seriously.  I'm just so dang excited.

“…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.”

     -John Green

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