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July 22nd, 2004

uni boringness, the annoyance of Ken Jennings, and chrhrhrhrhrhappy chrhrhrhrhrhrhappiness @ 06:48 pm

Current Mood: amused amused
Current Music: cnn 360 with Anderson Cooper- I wish I was him, all the girls would want me :)

I should have done more than I did today, perhaps I'll brew a pot of coffee and get to work on these exams I've gotten from my Reactor Design professor.  They won't be hard to do, but I just need to find some motivation to iinish them.  They're all in various stages of completion, and they *will* all get done by this weekend at the latest if I have to tie myself to this chair, pee in a can, and work nonstop :P.

I DID do some university stuff, which was kind of cool.  I finally hooked up with the housing people about The Northwest Quad idea.  I kind of danced around the issue that I didn't need a guided tour again :P, and they told me that they'd pass on the message and get back to me.  Its interesting that that new dorm has 20 spaces still free and they'll probably remain free since they're not honoroing new contracts.  Perhaps I'll be residing there, but I do like good old Gregson.  Sadly though, If the conference/camp participates don't destroy it this summer, the freshman surely will.  They'll most likely not physically destroy the palce but the quiet atmosphere will be all gone.

For the past year, I've been working to create a golf cart transportation department that will operate with the disability department.  We'll basically take students who can't walk or have a hard time walking, to and from classes.  I was the first to use the program, and it worked superbly.  We have this little golf cart now, one that's really smelly, and though it runs, it won't sit a wheelchair too well, which is what I'd ultimately like the program to work with as well as working with me.  I knew that golf carts had been donated to our university, but today I got the official word from our disability department person.  She asked me to be a part of the official press conference.  There, we'll get to thank the Arkansas Arthritic Association, and we'll get some cool ass press.  I haven't ever been in a press conference before, I can't wait to see how that all works :).  I've watched plenty of them, but being in one ... I've been to Australia but never been in a press conference :).

Finally, I vowed not to write about this until I couldn't take it anymore.  However, Ken Jennings really pisses me off so I really need to write about his sorriness.  Usually, I'm able to watch Jeopardy and enjoy a spirited and competitive game.  However, 41 show days ago, a great sadness descended upon Jeopardy in the form of computer programmer and software engineer, Ken Jennings.  He's made an inordinate amount of money and that's cool for him, he's really really smart.  The problem I've had is taht he's been on the show so much.  Its stopped being Jeopardy, and started being the Ken Jennings show.  He actslike he's cocky, and worst of all, he seems to be snide and overly glib about his intelligence.  It annoys me to no end, and today's continued $52000 cash increase infuriated me.  The problem is that he's so calculated and cruel, that he leaves the other contestants so far behind that they might as well not have a Final  Jeopardy.  He needs to go, and he needs to go now, or some time soon.  So at some point soon, I'm creating a community devoted to releasing our annoyance about this guy, stay tuned for details.  Its only greed and sheer rude intelligence that's earned this guy over 1.2 million dollars.

Ok I'm done now, and I feel better.  Have fun guys, entry 502 complete.  Very cool stuff, very cool indeed.  Man I've written a lot and only the dedicated ceem to be able to make it through.  Thanks to my 97 friend ofs for making this journal what it is.

Oh yeah, sad news.  I thought I was going to be alone for a while, not the case.  Another volleyball camp is checking in tomorrow.  Chrhrhrhrhrhrap.
 
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From:ex_vibrato859
Date:July 22nd, 2004 04:58 pm (UTC)
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But don't you see? Because of Ken Jennings, Jeopardy will become a true-to-life illustration of the harshness of the real world. And soon enough somebody's going to beat him down, and it'll be a glorious, glorious moment.
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From:djner
Date:July 22nd, 2004 05:01 pm (UTC)
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Its going to be awesome, very awesome, but until then, I'm going to make one of the most popular lj communities out there, and when he loses, you'll get the first invitation to my "you're outta here" party :P.
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From:sunnyblue
Date:July 23rd, 2004 02:02 am (UTC)
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What in the F is Reactor Design?
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From:djner
Date:July 23rd, 2004 06:02 am (UTC)
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The short answer is this, we basically study the design of chemical reactors so they don't like blow up, or something. So we like decide how much shit to put in so that the shit doesn't blow up or get too hot or be impure and shitty.
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From:aurora_nebulosa
Date:August 2nd, 2004 10:38 am (UTC)

I must take some Typenol!

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Reactor = Reactor Design Grr...once again, I am the victim of a terrible case of Typosis. :-)
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From:aurora_nebulosa
Date:August 2nd, 2004 10:40 am (UTC)

Re: I must take some Typenol!

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What the...? I meant to post this reply after my last entry. I don;t know what is going ong...
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From:amm_in_paris
Date:July 23rd, 2004 08:31 am (UTC)
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I have never in my entire life watched Jeopardy! Honest. I don't think they have it over here. No Burger King, No Jeopardy. So, I'm deprived! Am also wondering about the brain surgery piece. Hmm.
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From:djner
Date:July 23rd, 2004 09:19 am (UTC)
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Yeah, Jeopardy really is cool let me tell ya. YOu can find my brain surgery piece toward the bottom of the
http://djner.livejournal.com/2003/01/02
entry, that was written really close to the beginning of this journal so it was a pain in the ass to find. I wrote it sometime in 2002, I was bored that day.
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From:amm_in_paris
Date:July 23rd, 2004 11:50 am (UTC)

Dr. Ner, brain surgeon extraordinaire in a theater near you

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Okay, I'm convinced, just show me where to sign for that frontal lobotomy I've been told I need since I've never watched Jeopardy! Have your prices gone up since 2002, and do they include value added taxes?
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From:djner
Date:July 24th, 2004 01:07 pm (UTC)

Re: Dr. Ner, brain surgeon extraordinaire in a theater near you

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Glad you liked the piece. At Dr. Ner's Brain surgery we don't observe inflation, so iall the prices and services still do exist yes. Want an appointment?
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From:amm_in_paris
Date:July 24th, 2004 11:27 pm (UTC)

Drill away

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I hope you accept foreign credit cards. If not, I shall save my money and make an appointment for next summer. This would be considered elective surgery, I guess. I have needed this hole in my head for quite some time now so I don't think the wait will change anything.
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From:aurora_nebulosa
Date:August 2nd, 2004 10:29 am (UTC)
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I know that this is a bit late, but I'm still trying to catch up on reading your entries. LOL I admit it -- I've been lazy and haven't read your stuff...er....masterworks in a while. Anyway, I must admit that Anderson Cooper does sound quite, if you'll forgive the vulgarity, hot as heck...and he seems so intelligent/analytical/etc! Glad to know that I'm not the only one. LOL :-) (I can't comment much on the looks for obvious reasons.)

You are so derned smart! Reactor ?! Of course, 'lil Arts Major me has absolutely no idea concerning such matters, so, I guess I really can't say much.

On Ken Jennings...for the benefit of others who haven't heard my ranting: I agree with you 100%. He's arrogant/cocky/etc. and Jeopardy is not fun anymore. Like, there's no competition! I'm glad that we've gotten a break from him for several weeks. He really gets on my nerves and my nerves need a rest. I'll be celebrating when he gets BURNT, BABY, BURNT! You know, he commented a while back on Leno that people in NYC were yelling at him on the street that he was going to lose soon and others such things. I found it amusing. Verily, I did. I bet it gave his ego a good bashing...or, maybe not.

I know I'm forgetting something...hmmm...oh, well...

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