Photo Firsts (Jeff, Dan B.)

Life has gotten another update.

Here’s my first photo of Jeff:

September 23, 2004 in 15200 recitation.

Here’s my first photo of Dan B.:

Since that’s the back of his head, here’s one of his face:

October 29, 2004 at the SCS halloween party.

Also, stats for them both:

    Jeff: 2732

  • August 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004: 98
  • January 1, 2005 to May 31, 2005: 190
  • June 1, 2005 to July 31, 2005: 0
  • August 1, 2005 to December 31, 2005: 317
  • January 1, 2006 to May 31, 2006: 169
  • June 1, 2006 to July 31, 2006: 0
  • August 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006: 130
  • January 1, 2007 to May 31, 2007: 572
  • June 1, 2007 to July 31, 2007: 0
  • August 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007: 405
  • January 1, 2008 to May 31, 2008: 61
  • June 1, 2008 to July 31, 2008: 357
  • August 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008: 334
  • January 1, 2009 to present: 99
    Dan B.: 1151

  • August 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004: 7
  • January 1, 2005 to May 31, 2005: 0
  • June 1, 2005 to July 31, 2005: 0
  • August 1, 2005 to December 31, 2005: 116
  • January 1, 2006 to May 31, 2006: 153
  • June 1, 2006 to July 31, 2006: 47
  • August 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006: 17
  • January 1, 2007 to May 31, 2007: 0
  • June 1, 2007 to July 31, 2007: 0
  • August 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007: 18
  • January 1, 2008 to May 31, 2008: 247
  • June 1, 2008 to July 31, 2008: 187
  • August 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008: 128
  • January 1, 2009 to present: 231

Oh god

I don’t even know what to say to this, besides oh god i logged in to write this post and realized my last journal comment was from him and now for some reason i’m crying wtf is wrong with me…

RIP Twizmer. You will be missed.

Edit: Greg’s entry really sums it up well. Please, if you ever feel like you need to talk about your issues, and feel like I can be the person to listen, get a hold of me somehow. You are never alone.
cpride has a gallery for Twizmer photos here. I’ll upload most of mine at some point, but you should contact him if you have some to contribute.

Breaking the Drudge

Life has received another (rather large) update (3 months! :O). If you follow it, you should leave more comments :D Comments are awesome.

Here’s a couple photos from this weekend. I love my new f/1.4 lens so much.

I think I’ve recently been spending less and less time at my computer (outside of work), which is a good thing.
After work, three times a week, I go running for half an hour, and it’s a really nice feeling afterward. On Tuesdays, Will joins me and we use some of the weight machines as well. Other nights (or sometimes after exercising), I’ll wander the city, walk to Safeway or the mall just to walk (but not buy anything), or cook lots of tasty food. Tonight, for example, we walked over to Virgin to check out their store-closing sale (verdict: prices still way too high… $12 for a CD after the 30% off is still too much, and don’t even look at their DVDs). Afterward, I walked to Borders to look at their media liquidation and picked up some cheese at Safeway.

I’ve also been getting less sleep, breaking my habit of oversleeping, which makes me feel lethargic and bleh all week. I’ve been going to bed around midnight and waking up at 7:30, which gives me plenty of time to do things in the morning. I generally feel more alert at work (although I don’t particularly feel productive given that all the work at this point in the release is test automation and bug fixes… but I never feel productive when doing those because there’s no finished feature to show for it :P). This is awesome.

I’ve also been having fun with people on weekends. Last weekend there was Ally and Matt and wandering and tasty food. This past weekend there was Dan and Jeff and Nesky and Dan’s Wii and lots of Super Smash Brothers Brawl. Next weekend there will be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles party with Ally and her friends. It’s nice having something to do rather than just sitting around in front of my computer all day (which often turns into going back to sleep or taking naps, neither of which are particularly good for me).

So yeah, I feel happy and, somehow, better than I have in a long time (not that I have been at all unhappy lately, just that I feel *really* good now). Maybe it’s the exercising.

Totally unrelated to anything, you should check out Josh Freese’s new CD. His packages are hilarious. I downloaded his single today (free, legitly from his website :P) and I like it, so I’ll probably spring for his CD at some point… but probably not one of the higher packages :P

Mmm pasta

Edit: Life has another update. Yay life.

I was bored so I tried my hand at making fresh pasta today. It was much easier than I was expecting and turned into tasty shrimp linguini.

1 cup whole wheat flour
2 eggs
Pinch of salt
8 precooked shrimp
1/4 onion, chopped
Spices to taste
Dash of olive oil
Vodka sauce (or other sauce, if preferred)

Mix flour and salt with one whole egg and one egg white. Knead thoroughly until uniform. Dough will be a little sticky, but it should stretch easily and not break. Cover working area in flour and roll out dough one half at a time until really, really thin (this will take a while… took me about an hour to roll out all of the dough). Cut into strips of desired width.

In a pot, stir chopped onion and spices in a dash of olive oil until cooked. Add shrimp and cook until hot. Set aside.

Boil pasta for 3-4 minutes or until tender and chewy. Drain and immediately toss with a bit of Vodka sauce. Cover with additional Vodka sauce and shrimp/onion mixture. Serves 2.

Om nom nom nom. I could have made the sauce from scratch too, but meh. Good sauce is often more expensive to make from scratch, especially if you buy stuff like Classico on uber-sale.

Also, I need to buy a rolling pin. I rolled out the pasta with an empty glass bottle.


Photo Firsts (Howard, Avery)

Life has gotten another update, which completes Sophomore year and my “break” before starting my PSLC internship (and the summer of epic angst and sadness). Whee.
Edit: I was bored, so I finished up through July 2006. It’s amazing how little of what actually happened that summer actually made it into photographs (I mean, the events and stuff made it in, but the summer was an emotional pit of doom that really doesn’t come across from anything I shot those few months). It’s also amazing how many of my photos weren’t of people… I think it was my first (and, really, only) period of primarily still lifes and landscapes. Whee. Also, going through the photos again made me remember how much I hated my roommate. Le sigh.

Here’s my first photo of Howard:

August 24, 2004 in the room of our RA, Christine. (In our RA, Christine’s, room? Is that proper grammar?)
Since that’s the back of his head, here’s a better photo from the same day.

Here’s my first photo of Avery:

August 27, 2004 in the Mudge TV Lounge.
I think Avery also wins the award for “most changed” since he looks completely, completely different now (and also changed his look many times throughout the years).

Here’s stats for them both. This is hilarious.

    Avery: 915

  • August 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004: 661
  • January 1, 2005 to May 31, 2005: 36
  • June 1, 2005 to July 31, 2005: 0
  • August 1, 2005 to December 31, 2005: 129
  • January 1, 2006 to May 31, 2006: 35
  • June 1, 2006 to July 31, 2006: 4
  • August 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006: 0
  • January 1, 2007 to May 31, 2007: 14
  • June 1, 2007 to July 31, 2007: 0
  • August 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007: 35
  • January 1, 2008 to May 31, 2008: 3
  • June 1, 2008 to July 31, 2008: 0
  • August 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008: 0
  • January 1, 2009 to present: 0
    Howard: 686

  • August 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004: 640
  • January 1, 2005 to May 31, 2005: 20
  • June 1, 2005 to July 31, 2005: 0
  • August 1, 2005 to December 31, 2005: 2
  • January 1, 2006 to May 31, 2006: 2
  • June 1, 2006 to July 31, 2006: 0
  • August 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006: 7
  • January 1, 2007 to May 31, 2007: 9
  • June 1, 2007 to July 31, 2007: 0
  • August 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007: 2
  • January 1, 2008 to May 31, 2008: 4
  • June 1, 2008 to July 31, 2008: 0
  • August 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008: 0
  • January 1, 2009 to present: 0

I think the stats are a fairly good indicator of how often I hang out with people, since I tend to carry my camera with me everywhere (although, from stats of the Fairfax group and stats by semester, it looks like photos generally dropped off second semester, so it might be more accurate to compare these as percentages).