Thursday, January 15, 2009

The 7 Things Chain Thing

Well, I found out a little while ago that I was tagged by @coyotesqrl in the 7 Things chain post thing. And if I don't comply, 7 million people will die in 7 days, or so I've read. I guess that I don't have much of a choice. And I have chosen to answer the 7 things in 4 sections. Allons-y!

A. What's with the nose?!
1) I was born prematurely. Roughly 4 months to be exact. As a result of my premature birth, I wasn't fully developed, so my nose collapsed as a result. As a result of that, I had 3 reconstructive surgeries before the age of 5 (I used to joke that I had had more nasal reconstructive surgeries than Michael Jackson), or somewhere around there. I still remember walking around the house when I younger with a huge gauze thing around my nose that smelled horrible and asking my mom "When can we take this thing off?".

2) I'm Jewish. (That's supposed to be a joke. A ha-ha-ha kind of joke. But seriously, I'm Jewish and I don't fit the Jewish "stereotypes" (ie., cheap, big nose, good with math).)

B. Speaking of math ...
I'm good with math, but up to a certain point. I learned that in my Calc 2 class during my first semester. The professor was okay, and I was able to comprehend a bunch of what we were doing in class, that is until we got to sequences and series. Towards the end of the course, my understanding was better, but that's because I was using my old AP Calc review book that I bought to help me study for the AB Calc AP during my senior year. Ask me anything about derivatives, chain rule, trigonometry, or anything before that and I'll be fine. Ask me to find the derivative of the series sin(2x)cos(10x) and I'll Hulk out.

C. "Get outside and get some fresh air! Talk with people!"
4) I would go outside, but it's cold right now, so that's a no-no. And I kind of prefer slightly warmer weather. Like Florida in the wintertime.

5) I do talk to people ... online, usually. That's how this generation keeps in touch. We use Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Blogger, and various other social networking sites and programs to "talk" to people from around the globe!

D. "Damn! How are you so good looking and single?"
6) First part: I have a fast metabolism. Second part: I took karate classes for about 5 years. I haven't been back since before I left for college. Before I left, I was a brown belt with a black stripe. So, yeah. I can kick ass.

7) Yes, I'm a bachelor. Please, enough with the high-pitched shrieks! I'm not one of the Beatles! I haven't really been one for dating, but you never know when I might leap off the bachelor plank into the churning seas of relationship.

And I am tagging to following:

Have a nice day! :D

Thursday, January 08, 2009

On Break

Well, this break has been quite productive.

I spent a week in Florida in late December. To sum things up, the flight down was nice, although there were a number of young children on the flight who were making plenty of noise. Not fun. I wasn't a shut-in for the vacation. I played some tennis. I swam. I played a bit of shuffleboard. I read by the poolside. And our flight back up on New Year's Eve kept getting delayed, so instead, we flew out on New Year's Day from a different airport. The flight was nice. There was a Monk marathon on, so I watched a few episodes. The flight was a little bumpy, but I had no need to use the little white bag in the seat-back pocket.

Since I've been home, I've read a record number of books over the past few days. They've been quick reads, but I have two slightly hefty books to finish before I return to Bing for the spring semester.

And in my time off, I've seen a handful of movies, 3 in theaters and 2 on DVD.
Milk: A phenomenal bio-pic. The entire cast is amazing!
Benjamin Button: A wondrous spectacle. Fincher is a master. This is a masterpiece!
Marley and Me: A wonderful film for families, especially those with dogs.
In Bruges: A decent black comedy. Heavy on the language.
The Orphanage: Well-written first film for the director, editor, cinematographer, and writer. Produced by GDT, so you know that it'll be good.

Now, I think I'll try to do some writing or something more productive than sitting here and typing this blog entry. Have a nice day, all.

The New Year

As the New Year came around last week, I felt it necessary to update this blog. It's been neglected since late December. I have had some posts that I've been meaning to push out, but I can't find the information I was going to use for one of them.

Anyway, on with the show.

Resolutions: I don't have any. I stopped making them a few years ago when I realized that I'd probably break them within a few weeks.

Well, I have a few goals, instead of resolutions.

- Work on my writing.
- Work on creating more short films.
- Have a successful radio show this coming semester.
- Be more outgoing and open.
- Spend less time on the computer. (I know. It happens to the best of us.)

Happy belated New Year, everyone.