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School is done!Well, for the quarter at least. You know how people say the longer you stay in school, the more you know about an increasingly small amount of stuff? Yea... so I could explain to you exactly how to analyze the vibration of an imbalanced machine, or how to size the tubing of a bike stem to deal with the forces of riding. I find myself slipping more and more, however, when it comes to stuff outside the realm of mechanical engineering, which is a tad depressing. I would take some more courses out of my major, but I really want to be done with school.

Speaking of being done: 3 quarters left! Unless I do grad school, which I should given the current work climate and the fact that I could get my expenses paid if I work the thesis some people want me to. It's just, school's a grind :(.

On the plus side, though, I've gotten to the point where I can actually get paid as an engineer for my work, which sure beats $12/hr at my old job. I'm in second round interviews for a hardware design position with Apple, which could be cool, and I'm talking with a couple robotics firms as well.

As to why I'm writing this now: I realized I was spending as much time talking politics on a different board as I used to here, only the people there were far dumber than those here and it was far less satisfying. Plus, I missed the cool people. I've determined that breaking the internet addiction is futile for me, so I might as well redirect it someplace I enjoy :).

Edit: Proof that hockey is amazing: www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1-25s4uwFQ
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Name John
Occupation Musician/Student
Birthday June 27th, 1987
Interests Music Reading good books Playing cards (manipulation/magic not literally playing games with cards) Politics Mathematics (yea I'm becoming more and more of a mathie nerd :P)
Music Now Playing: The Emanski Mix Tape Experience - Assorted Animal Collective - Feels A bunch of Morphine Badly Drawn Boy - The Hour of Bewilderbeast DJ Dangermouse - The Grey Album A couple of soundtracks (Batman Begins the third Harry Potter) Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon Assorted Nick Drake Assorted John Coltrane Assorted Brad Mehldau
Movies Star Wars The Matrix (1st one other two were crap) Lord of the Rings Search for the Holy Grail Pirates of the Caribbean Donnie Darko Closer Garden State Napoleon Dynamite Dr. Strangelove or: how I stopped worrying and learned to love the bomb) Team America Melinda and Melinda Sky Blue Million Dollar Baby Ong-Bak Lost in Translation Resovoir Dogs Boondock Saints Emile Its a Wonderful Life Schindlers List Goodfellas Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Batman Begins Bad Education (thanks Jimmerz :P)
TV Shows The Daily Show Waking the Dead My Family Red Dwarf Coupling Extras The Office
Books His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman Blindness by Jose Saramago Life of Pi by Yann Martel The Bone People by Keri Hulme all of the Rebus novels by Ian Rankin. I'm not really into what I guess people know as "good" literature; I figure if I have to force myself to read it then why bother? A good book should hold your interest to the end.