Sunday, January 25, 2004

www.intellectualwhores.com

Did you know that women have two ladders while men only have one? Do you know what a "cuddle bitch" is? Do you have no idea what I'm talking about? If not, then you need to visit www.intellectualwhores.com. Hopefully it will save at least one of you from making some horrible mistake with the opposite sex. Anyways, I think this page is AWESOME. Granted the stuff on there is common wisdom, but these guys actually took the time to write it down. That is impressive. It includes helpful diagrams and whatnot in case the colorful language doesn't get the point across well enough. A must read is the Ladder Theory. The first part about Ratings isn't totally accurate but the last half is dead on. Be sure to read up on how women's ladders are different than men's. I hope you enjoy the wealth of wisdom that is intellectualwhores.com, and if you think his site is offensive and misogynistic, please be sure to send some hate mail.

P.S. If anyone out there is a fellow cuddle bitch, we should start a club or something. Hi everyone, my name is Albert and I have a problem...

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Xin Nian Kuai Le!Happy New Year! Gong xi fa cai. I'm wearing my only red shirt to celebrate the coming of the Year of the Monkey. Strange that I've pa

Happy New Year! Gong xi fa cai. I'm wearing my only red shirt to celebrate the coming of the Year of the Monkey. Strange that I've passed my third Year of the Goat already. Oh well. I wish you a most joy-filled and prosperous year.

Monday, January 19, 2004

College Days Once Again

I went to sleep at 4:30am last night. Why? Because I was talking with my friend until 3:30am in her dorm room. We talked about boys, girls, work, horses, geography, friends, the Future... all under the pretense of studying together. I swear I tried, but I missed having company so much I couldn't resist; the Real World can be a lonely place. While we were talking, I was trying hard not to get squished off the side of her tiny twin-sized bed and fall through the open second story window beside it. All the while I was thinking how this was college again, to the last detail, and how much I miss it. Real life is about money and things; college life is about people. It was the first time I'd felt alive in a while and I'm sad to know that I'm just setting myself up for disappointment.

The Dream

It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day and I'm sitting at work. I'm not so much bitter because my friends are all frolicking around on this holiday, but because corporate America does't celebrate what I think is one of the most important days of the year. Not only do I think all of America should celebrate this day, but I think the rest of the world should too. Dr. King's message is universal and should be heard all throughout the land by all people. I would expound further, but you've heard it all before. So just make sure you remember The Dream today whether you're at work or play.

Saturday, January 17, 2004

Hubble Abandoned

I'm so fucking pissed right now. NASA has announced that due to safety concerns, the Hubble Space Telescope will no longer be serviced... ever. As a result, depending on how creative the engineers are, we have only a few years left with it. NASA mentioned that they were dedicating the shuttle fleet to completing the ISS only due to safety reasons. This goes hand in hand with Bush's announcement mentioning that shuttle fleet is only to complete the ISS and then retire.

I really don't know what to think. Over 500 soldiers have died in Iraq and Bush is not willing to risk 7 astronauts to keep alive one of the most important scientific instruments ever produced by human kind. If given a choice between the Hubble and Iraq, there is no question I'd rather have the Hubble.

Then again, from NASA's point of view, are they willing to risk 7 more of their lives for a piece of equipment? I say they should take volunteers. If no one wants to go, that's alright with me. No one should have to risk their life without them wanting to. However, if there are those who believe in the Hubble's importance for mankind, then I say we should let them go.

Monday, January 12, 2004

I swear I haven't forgotten you

I know I know, this is the longest I've gone without updating my web page. There were just so many exciting things to write about, I wasn't sure where to start. Okay, no, not really, I'm just lazy and really busy. Why am I so busy? Just to give you an idea, I have my first problem set in two years due in a couple days. Yeah, you heard right, a problem set. I'm taking a class at Stanford and was quite dismayed to find that I couldn't even get the first question right. Fun times.

In other news, the Kuo Family Reunion (tm) was a huge success with only our grandfather's ailing health to dampen our high spirits. Things for him have turned out better than any of us could have hoped, so things worked out in the end. As for the actual reunion, it was a real blast hanging out with all of the cousins, uncles, aunts, and grandparents one last time before we start losing people to jobs and future neices and nephews. Actually, we already have a neice, but she was super smart and extremely cute so we let her stay. The wonderful week we all spent together only served to reinforce the fact that there is nothing more important in life than family.

I've received requests from certain cousins (John) to get that reunion video done and post pictures. I assure you, I will take as long as humanly possible to do either task. So there :).

In other news still, I finished reading all of the Nausicaa manga (by my hero Miyazaki) and I can safely say that it belongs along-side Ender's Game, Dune, and Lord of the Rings as my favorite literature of all time. If you've never read it or only seen the movie, you really must read this. It's something you can't read without being changed by it. I'll talk more about it some other time because it really deserves it's own discussion.

Finally, Red vs. Blue Season 2 is out!!! Go and get it at RedvsBlue's website.