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August 11th, 2003

randomness part 7 billion and the case of the dissolving chemical worker @ 02:09 pm

For some odd reason, about 30% or thereabouts emails are getting bounced as they get to the uark mail server. Apparently there's some dude who doesn't like the thousands of employees and students who esnd and receive mail through there. Henceforth, I am missing some comments to posts taht I'm making and other things. It's ghrhrhrhrhrhrhrhrate.

I've continued to work on getting overrides to classes I need mainly my analytical chemistry lab class which is going to be a slightly sucky class but there's no getting out of it. Its a two hour class which is supposed to last like eight in real hours per week. The other annoying thing is taht I'm going to have to depend on a lab partner to have steady hands and good measurring skills as I won't be able do it myself. It is true that I can cook in the kitchen but when measuring out 1.6 mg of Potassium chloride for example, I suck. So, I'll have to deped on a totally random person to measure and I'll be the calculator dude and analysis man.

I kind of like analytical chemistry. My favorite question was basically this. Some guy working in x chemical company was drunk one day while working and fell into a vat of hydrochloric acid. No one noticed until two days later when they realized that he was in fact gone and hadn't shown up to work for those two days. The drunk chemical plant worker subsequently totally dissolved in the acid, and to prove that he had dissolved the police requested a chemical analysis done on the vat to determine if the chemical compositions were correct to the composition of a human body (the bits that had dissolved). Give the guy's body weight and other data, Use data given by chemical analysis to determine if drunk guy actually dissolved and therefore if the company was at fault.

What the hell?, and, I've always wondered did this (a) actually happen and (b) if not who is disgusting enough to sit in their graduate office and come up with it. The problem actually takes about thirty minutes to do and you find that this person actually dissolved completely in the acid.

Ah the joys of doing chemical engineering, and analytical chemistry even, oh what joy I have to look forward to next semester, and you'll all have to read about it. We'll just hope I don't go falling into any vats of chemicals.

I woke up at 9:30 after staying up till like 3 a.m. talking to amazingstar and controlg. The conversation was uneventful and truly random which made it all that more enjoyable. Ventrilo really rocks let me tell you. Everyone who hasn't try it *will* try it some day if I have a part in it.

I'm currently drinking cherry Coke and enjoying wriging in this lj for the first update of the day. I'm sorry if you have wasted a valuable two minutes reading the blathering idiot that is me in these pages but I hope it wasted enough time to make it worth your while. I know every journal I read, no matter how disgusting and how many people dissolve, is worth my while so keep writing and stay cool. Fiona the dog says hello and she wishes she had a lj too so she could tell you about how much she sleeps on my bed. More later.
 
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From:xbrokenpromises
Date:August 11th, 2003 05:49 pm (UTC)
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oh my gosh. i'd come up with a question like that. because i'm twisted like that. not really, it probably really did happen =)
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From:djner
Date:August 11th, 2003 06:25 pm (UTC)
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Its definitely a twisted question that evokes lots of thoughts and questionings about the workings of the world :)
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From:articulatedmaia
Date:August 11th, 2003 07:03 pm (UTC)
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give Fiona my luv.

and i am so craving cherry coke now.
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From:djner
Date:August 11th, 2003 07:34 pm (UTC)
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I'll let her know once she / if she wakes up. Once she has to work, its going to a shock to her that she can't sleep all the time. She still likes to sleep in class.
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From:articulatedmaia
Date:September 19th, 2003 01:12 pm (UTC)
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sleep? never heard of the word...
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From:sunnyblue
Date:August 11th, 2003 09:04 pm (UTC)
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Eeek! Tell Miss Fiona girl I said She's my girl and be sure to ask her where she got that red nose!
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From:djner
Date:August 11th, 2003 09:07 pm (UTC)
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I'll make sure to pass on that message. I just tried to get her to move out the middle of the floor and she groaned at me. Guess that means that she doesn't know how she got that red nose.
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From:sunnyblue
Date:August 11th, 2003 09:14 pm (UTC)
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You would think, after all these years, she would have done some research for me so she could answer my question??
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From:djner
Date:August 11th, 2003 09:20 pm (UTC)
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YOu'll have to ask her yet again when you see her next, she might be able to tell you soon enough.
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From:jumpingjuniper
Date:August 13th, 2003 07:05 am (UTC)
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doggie! doggie! Does your dog snort like mine? and trust me I didnt waste two minutes that could have been wasted hearing my dog snort as I tried to sleep.

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