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September 25th, 2003

(no subject) @ 07:26 pm

In the name of procrastination I wanted to work on this entry, then continue doing this lab report which shouldn't be too hard if I can just keep doing more tables and more tables. I'm getting really familiar with tables in microsoft word and I wish they were easier to do at times :(.

I have a unique gift. That is the gift of being able to sit in lectures and listen to the lecture, pick out the bits I need and throw the rest away. While I'm listening, I throw a book on my braille computer and read away. In truly graphical classes and those that I understand I can usually get through two or three full length novels in in a semster.

Anyway, I just finished this very awecome book called The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time by Mark Haddon. Its been reviewed by National Public radio and many other sources but I wanted to give a bit of insight on what I thought of it.


The book is narrated by an autistic 15 year old whose world is shattered when he finds the neighbor's dog struck through and killed with a garden fork. This boy is not a real person, but the author does a superb job of putting the writing in the haphazard way of the autistic mind. As you read the murder mystery that unfurls you not only find out who killed the dog but you find out how Christopher's mind works. Its amazing, saddening, humorous, and just down right insightful.

I was amazed that the authorw as able to weave soemthing so childish together. I don't mean that Christopher is childish, I just mean that his mind though it is very logical follows the normal trends of autism. Christopher doesn't necessarily know what's going on in his world but the way Haddon puts it down in this book, we, the reader know exactly what's going on. Its heart wrenching and fascinating.

Anyway, you should all read it, it rocks :).


Not much happened today except for I wrote a few emails to people I haven't heard for in a while, and talk to a guy I knew from Australia this morning. I miss those guys, the people I used to hang with, very much.

Lab is ok now, but I still miss the partnership that Ioana and I had. Crystal lives in Gregson which is cool, and she's really nice so I'm sure I'll be fine with the lab now. She's layed back, and fun to be around, and we got done pretty much on time with this portion of the lab.

In other news, I got back from lab today and had an email from a dude I went to elementary school with. Its always freaky to get emails from people you haven't heard of in like aeons. We'll see if he writes me back. Its also very interesting to try to update someone on your goings on when they haven't talked to you in like 15 years. Without hearing from him on email again, I won't know what he's doing because nothing was returned when I looked up his name in google. Then I looked up mine, and its amazing how my presence on the web continues to grow and how you can reconstruct me by looking me up :). We are truly a technological society let me tell you.

On a side note, the golf cart got stolen again today bt Dr. King caught the Greek freaks who stole it. Actually he didn't actually catch the people who caught it, but they parked it in their frat's parking lot so it was pretty much a dead giveaway as to that t is the same group that did it before. They're going to invest in a bike chain as I suggested.

Well, should continue working on this lab stuff so I'll write more either later or tomorrow, provided I do get done with lab.
 
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From:raynbo0701
Date:September 25th, 2003 06:41 pm (UTC)
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I'm curious, where'd you get the book?
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From:djner
Date:September 25th, 2003 06:54 pm (UTC)
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I scanned it myself. My friend had it so I scanned it and submitted the copy to bookshare. Its cleared from the queue so it should be approved and placed on there shortly.
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From:raynbo0701
Date:September 26th, 2003 11:18 am (UTC)
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Awesome. I just got a bunch of info books so when I get done with those I will definitely have a look at it.
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From:jumpingjuniper
Date:September 25th, 2003 08:19 pm (UTC)
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Scooby Dooby Doo where are you?

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