Wednesday, February 10, 2010


If there were a door,
Abyss of endless comfort in my mind,
My mind,
It -- would be as unfound by me, as you,
as me unfound by you.
Halve the distance, reciprocate,
Reciprocal in motion, function,
Tell me,
Can you feel the friction?
Can you feel the nearness, proximity to nothing?
You know there's only one thing,
Could never do,
The variable below the line prevents me,
I'm sorry,
Achilles, let the tortoise go.
I know.
In infinity's never ending swallow never hope
to touch,
I, Asymptote.

ASYMPTOTES ARE AWESOME!!!!!! I haven't been this excited about something since I discovered Heinrich Heine. I just can't get over the concept...! It has caused me to literally wax poetic. It has even made me want to learn Polynomial Long Division - which I'm getting better at, by the way. Variable in the Divisor? Pah! I can deal.

Next term will be the first in which I finally take some sort of English/Writing/Lit class, and will very likely prevent me from taking anymore math this year. AND I'M PISSED. I want to take Math 121, or Intro to Physics...! Last term I was upset because Math prevented me from taking English, and now I dread the lack of asymptotes come Spring. What hath taken place? Have I been stung by the maximum vertex of f(x)=|x|? The deadly yet addictive nectar of the origin flowing through my veins, screaming, yes, YES! n IS a positive integer! There ARE real zeroes! I shall dance, dance to the beat of the degree and leading term... all I need is my constant, my leading coefficient and I will know the end! ...Or at least the End Behavior.

And now some stupidity to balance out the Young with my Adult. This makes me laugh really hard. The context is entirely irrelevant. Feel free to stop it after minute 5.

Class now.

Monday, February 8, 2010

My Life...

Is like dancing barefoot on a Persian rug while wearing a swishy skirt. With changly danglies, even.

Danika's boyfriend Nathan came to stay for the weekend; he's an Korean Navy Seal who now works in his parents' Korean Restaurant. Adorable. We approve. On Saturday we set out for the International Students' Formal Dinner which was held in a church in the middle of nowhere... technically downtown.
There was line dancing and other such silly notions, but we had a wonderful time. Afterwards, six young adults and a balloon, we drove to an ice cream parlor and, I'm sure, got on the nerves of everyone who wasn't us.

Talked to Chris Hoult this morning, and I'll be meeting up with him in London this summer - getting tickets to the Globe, Henry VIII!!! It's such a shame I'll be missing him in Going Postal...

I would like to mention that I haven't had a single drop of alcohol in over two weeks now, and while I've lost roughly 7lb and I really don't know if it's worth it... I have a hula-hoop instead -- Iliana[the lovely lady in magenta] and I have been steadily regressing, acquiring a hula-hoop, a jump rope, large chalk, and a little plastic parachutist we can toss off the balcony. TOYS. Apparently an acceptable replacement for beer.

Jon Stewart went on the O'Reily Factor, advocating for sanity. You can see the edited version here, but I would strongly suggest you watch the full unedited version, it's 42 minutes long, but wonderful. And Stephen Colbert expresses my exact attitude about social networking.

I've finished my homework, cleaned the kitchen, and now I'm listening to Crosby Stills Nash and Young, and trying to upload this weekend's pictures onto Facebook. ...Oh, and trying for god's sake to think what I can get Ari for his birthday...!!!


p.s. I just realized that for the first time in my life I know who won the Superbowl. ...I don't CARE, but I KNOW...

Monday, February 1, 2010

Maayan Got Engaged!!!!!!

The wedding is tentatively scheduled for next July and SHE'S GETTING MARRIED MAAYAN IS GETTING MARRIED AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH this is so awesome.