When you have an interview with someone overseas and it was scheduled a week ago and then day light savings happened and the time difference is different now because that country doesn’t have day light savings and you only realized this after 10 minutes of freaking out by the phone and now everything else you scheduled for the night is going to be cancelled or pushed back? Because you don’t have the guts to call them and say that you aren’t available anymore after the mistaken time difference because the only other time you could schedule it is so much worse…
I am not made for gaming where you have to play a character and you view it in 3D. Tetris is fine, Candy Crush is fine, Sims is even fine since you don’t just play one character I guess, but when it gets to Halo or even racing games, and now especially DOTA, it’s nearly impossible for me to move my screen around so I can actually do the right things in a reasonable time frame or like, actually see straight in general, and I just fail really badly. I tried playing DOTA with bots and after playing with “Easy” a few times where I felt like all the other bots did everything and I just kept dying (but my bot team won!), I tried it on “Passive” and well, all the bots are passive and the creeps just keep creeping and I’m just there trying to kill random things and figure out how the game works and it took more than forever to play. And now I’m dizzy because the screen goes spinspinspinspin.
Functional Analysis Professor
I would like to say that yesterday, Payless shoes lost whatever profit margin they would have gotten from a $20 pair of black flats. Unfortunately, the line to check out was just too slow for me to wait. Because in front of me, the only person in front of me, was chatting away in Spanish with the cashier, returning a pair of shoes, trying on several dozen pairs while standing at the register, about to buy this pair but then no that pair but oh no let me try on another one and while I do that we can talk about random things so I can take forever. Technically, since I didn’t quite know what they were talking about (I don’t know Spanish very well whoops), I couldn’t quite tell them to “please stop talking about nonsense and hurry up” (or something polite along those lines), and well, I shouldn’t have to because people just shouldn’t be rude enough to take up other’s time like that in public, so I left. I very visibly put back the pair of shoes I was holding (it’s a tiny cramped store and I had been in that line for a very long time), and walked out empty handed. I hope someone got in trouble for that or at least felt some remorse or some sense of “Whoops I hope the manager didn’t see that”.
I don’t know how I started watching this, but I somehow watched several of Amy Walker’s accent videos including “21 Accents” (where I made several obnoxiously happy comments) and “Fun Tour of American” and in both, aside form the standard English and Irish accents and Australian accents and the southern US, Brooklyn ones, she also doesn’t just do West Coast of the US, but she does both California (which is exaggerated but hilariously funny and I think accurate if you think of older movies?) and Washington, and specifically mentions Seattle in both. And oh my I mean, I doubt my accent is completely “Seattle”, but when she does the Seattle accent, it’s like music!
Idk, I actually think Seattle sounds like really plain English (because I’m from there, duh), but if you compare it to other US accents, I think it just sounds lighter overall? Like light on it’s feet, maybe some lazy places here and there (yeah, I can’t differentiate some vowels when they’re all next to each other, that’s actually a thing. But I’m not sure if it’s a Seattle thing or a China thing), but mostly light and clear.
Though I do think that no place can have “no accent”, unless you’re like China and you decide that the way people from Beijing talk is the official way, but then of course everyone will be like “oh you have a Beijing accent”. Whoops.
Yes, I can gush about my metropolitan area, the forest and mountains and arts and food, and I can even gush about it’s accent.
Anya Gallaccio, Red on Green: the life and death of 10,000 roses
Week in Review: The not-so-Positives
Anyhow, I had a huge problem set due on Thursday at midnight and I spent a lot of Monday and Tuesday writing up the “write-up” portion and struggling with Latex packages that conflicted with something random that was embedded in the template the class gave us. Then there was the coding portion which I spent the remain time on Tuesday, a lot of time on Wednesday, and every moment I wasn’t in the class that the pset pertained to on Thursday trying to do because I was just having issues because I forgot a lot of steps… Tiffany W helped me a lot (thank you! not that you read my tumblr) and finally, I was chatting with Karla about how we both couldn’t seem to get our codes to run and we compared one of the functions we needed to write and I sorted of tweaked my code according to hers and then my code worked perfectly. And her’s still didn’t and she had to leave for midterm from 7:30PM - 9:00PM. :(
Then after finally turning it in after several days of less sleep than I should have gotten, the class gets an email saying the deadline was extended 24 hours because the website where we turn our pset parts in wasn’t running correctly and people couldn’t tell if their code passed the homework test or not. Okay.
Then I stayed up seriously way too late Thursday night to study for a math exam that I was not ready for at all (ugh) and when I got to exam Friday morning I forgot what this one thing was and a third of the exam was on that.
But the weekend looks like it’ll be good?
Week in Review: The Positives
On Wednesday night, I went to dinner with Matt, Amanda, Catherine, and Sebastian because we all wanted to get together before Matt went back to Montreal. We ate at Bonchon (which I later read about in an article that night on how international chains were becoming more popular in the US) and had a lot of chicken (though Sebby didn’t) and also ordered a “scallion pancake” which we all thought were going to be at least similar to the Chinese version, but it was much much different though still very good. I took a few pictures at Bonchon though the lighting was pretty bad.
(Still about Wednesday) Then we went to Finale for dessert and Amanda ooh and ahhed over her molten chocolate cake (not too sure on the name), Catherine ordered white hot chocolate, Matt had a chocolate decadence which he called a brick and said he felt like a cave man trying to carve it up to eat because it was so dense (but he also said it was amazing chocolate so I’m pretty sure he liked it), and Sebastian and I shared a 9 piece dessert sampler where we had so many options and so many calories and lots of mouthgasms.
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Me and my wife. Soul mate.
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