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Friday, September 23, 2005

"I'm just a failure/ Feeling better than I ever have..."

"20 Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter,
you will restore my life again;
from the depths of the earth
you will again bring me up.
21 You will increase my honor
and comfort me once again."
Psalm 71:20-21

Well, even the best of us can only hold out so long. I figure I more than owe all of you a wee update (especially you bro), so here's some of the highlights of the past few weeks. Enjoy:

-I learned that lots of sweet tea and greasy eggs first thing in the morning on three to four hours of sleep is a bad idea.
-I can't remember the last time I went to my chem lecture.
-I chilled with a bunch of lemurs on Tuesday. It was cool. I had some more stimulating and profound conversations with those guys than I have had with most of the guys on my hall.
-I ate sushi for the first time.
-I learned that I bear a frightening resemblence to the character of "older Pete" from the old Nickelodeon show Pete & Pete (seriously, check it out).
-I befriended a texan named Austin who lives on an Alpaca ranch 20 miles from anywhere and who has come up with a prototype design for a generator that (if it works) would border on perpetual motion.
-I recently acquired a facebook stalker (like, just tonight).
-I had lunch with Leslie in the Gardens today ('twas quite lovely).
-I have gained a reputation on my floor for being able to put away more food than a man twice my size.
-I have also gained a slight reputation as a kleptomaniac, but I'm sure it's undeserved.
-I may or may not have given someone George's phone number and told them it was mine.
-I rescued a small green dog (a green gelert, actually) and named him Othello.
-I started a clothing line.
-I had a gay guy favorite a bunch of pictures of me on my flickr site.
-I found a source of free Red Bull.
-I am no longer a Donnie Darko virgin.
-I currently have the most facial hair of any guy on my floor of whom I know (sad, ain't it?).
-I have built several robots and made them do my bidding.
-I've learned that I love my friends even more and that they even mean more to me than I thought they did before.
-I wore a Duke shirt on Franklin street at night.
-I decided that the picture on my student ID is actually not a picture of me, but rather of Sven.
-I joined the Duke Escort Service.
-I founded a death squad for my dorm. We currently have around fifteen members, a nebulously defined purpose, and a frickin' awesome official shirt.
-I made two people feel safe tonight.
-I saved a man's life.

Well, I think that should do for now. Hopefully I will not go so long before I post again, but I make no promises because I always say I'll post soon and then I never do, so here's to not getting people's hopes up. Anyways, I'll catch y'all later. I gots me a lab to finish preparing for....and a mini compsci write-up to do....hehe

Leave me so love.

p.s. By the way, everything on that list is 100% true. Really, I'm not kidding.

p.p.s. Check out all the lovely new pictures on my Flickr. Even more to come, just as soon as I label them all.

p.p.p.s. um....yay?