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Well, yesterday's post resulted in my adding "suicide" to Spacefem's List Of Things Be Careful Discussing, which now looks like this:

1) Politics
2) Abortion
3) Religion
4) Suicide
5) Other people
6) Why Linux doesn't suck
7) My meth lab

Stuff gets added every week! Personally, I don't think a friendly debate hurts anybody, but for the sake of myself, my friendships, and the world around me I'll hold off on the above 7 subjects because it's not good to totally piss someone (or myself, in the case of #6 usually) off.

Today: Class, then tech center. Quick lunch in between, yes, but I was there by 12:30 and left at 7:00 to watch SURVIVOR, which is good this season, lots of people with accents. I love people with accents! They should put a Canadian on that show just for that.

My senior project partner and I worked on our project for a long time, but we got wireless GPS to work. Horray! Okay, she got wireless GPS to work. I smoked an op amp and failed three attemps to amplify a microvolt signal to 0-5 VDC. win some, lose some.

At 4:30 or so we decided it was time for a break, went to the break room and found (gasp!) the fridge was empty! Then I remembered that was because I was supposed to stock it this semester. Boy did I let it go for a long time... oh well, we keyed into the money box, took out $45, and went to wal-mart to buy stuff, all the stuff we wanted this time because last semester the boys were buying the food so it just had crappy stuff like mountain dew (i hate that) and slim jims (what the hell are those? i ate one, not only did it not answer my question but i regretted eating that for a while) We bought capri-suns, fruit snacks, nutty bars (sweet glory!), hostess cupcakes, and a wide assortment of other things that are not good for growing minds. The guys might not be as happy with us but that's what they get for electing me as treasurer.

Oh wait, I elected myself as treasurer.

Oh well. We went to radio shack, too, for some voltage regulators and IC sockets. We accidently broke this sliding panel thing and these guys looked at us like we were on crack, but I think it was off its track to start with. Headed back to the lab, worked some more then I went to the computer lab and plugged away at my freehand assignment because I'm missing my graphic software class next week for the grand trip too...

Johnson Space Center!

Yes, friends, the NASA we all know in love. Spacefem in space :) I leave wednesday, won't be able to update the LJ but I'll certainly take pics. But that's future news, let's focus back on the now, yes?

So I'm sitting here now feeling pretty durn happy for no apparent reason because I didn't accomplish anything today. Oh well. Oh, other good news - the health center people said they'd write me a year-long perscription for my pills even though that other lame doctor I saw only wrote me a six month one! go me! menstrual cramps be gone! (TMI? sorry)

I sliced open the top of my middle finger opening packages this afternoon. Owe.

For dinner I had soup. For breakfast I had a granola bar, but today at wal-mart I bought a package of chocolate chip pop-tarts... how cool do those sound? mmm! cookies disguised as pastry for breakfast! I'm looking forward to waking up already :)

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sporkopolis
Feb. 28th, 2002 07:30 pm (UTC)
yeah, never discuss your meth lab
some people get really jealous... I find activated carbon filters really helps to take the solvent smell out of the air, which helps keep is well hidden...

oh, wait... I'm not supposed to tell you about that...

ooops.

People with accents? A friend of mine tried to say something with an english accent once, and it was so awful I started cracking up, so she said, "I'd like to hear you try better"... so I started speaking in an english accent for the rest of the day... both drove her nuts and stunned her. I guess she really figured that I couldn't do it either... she was wrong. It was funny. I was threatening her that I'd do it again tomorrow, just to try to embarass her...

another topic that might not be good to discuss: episiotomies - I mean, hell, I wasn't even the person it was being done to, and I was still horrified...
fuxx0r
Feb. 28th, 2002 07:41 pm (UTC)
Linux doesn't suck, I was able to use it on my Sparc LX to grab a ton of stuff from my friend's laptop, thus saving me from carrying a monitor, keyboard, and mouse...not to mention a big computer...
kart
Feb. 28th, 2002 08:22 pm (UTC)
Spacefem's coming to JSC? Wooohooo!
kart
Feb. 28th, 2002 08:28 pm (UTC)
So what wednesday are you coming? what's the purpose of the trip? Can I annoy you with fifty million questions?
spacefem
Mar. 1st, 2002 07:48 am (UTC)
you're adorable :)

We depart Wednesday (next wednesday) and will probably arrive Thursday or so (it's like an 11 hour van drive). We leave Sunday early. In between, we spend one day doing JSC touristy crud, and the other days taking tours of what all is there - mission control, projects off base, etc. I'm not sure how much they're gonna let us see, when I went in 98 we got into all sorts of places but since 9/11 they really beefed up security (wouldn't even invite us in October like they normally would, got our social security #s this time for background checks).

When we're not touring, we drink. Horray for college trips!

There are about 6 guys from my school going, and some from other schools in Kansas, too. Tre fun! I'll have to write all about it :)
kart
Mar. 1st, 2002 08:42 am (UTC)
Hey, super! If you make it to the 3rd floor of building 4 north I'll be sure to give you a hard time ;)
belgand
Feb. 28th, 2002 08:27 pm (UTC)
I got to go to space camp once. Of course I was technically too old for space camp so I was in "Advanced Space Academy" which is basically just space camp except you get to play with all the cool toys and deal with some very bored people who don't know nearly as much as they ought to. Fun though, but I think you still have to be in HS to go.
epi_lj
Mar. 1st, 2002 05:06 am (UTC)
Linux sucks!

*giggle* Sorry, I could't resist.

That's awesome that you're going to JSC! Hey, is the space thing in your nick something you actually want to pursue? I've never seen you talk about space, but it seems like a really cool field.
spacefem
Mar. 1st, 2002 07:49 am (UTC)
I have always lurved space stuff, but I learned long ago that

1) I can never be an astronaut, I'm too damn tall
2) I can never be an astronomer, I can't stand being out in 0 degree weather at 3 a.m.

But maybe I could go into the mechanics side of things, who knows? The great beyond holds many opportunities for our hero I'm sure :)
epi_lj
Mar. 1st, 2002 07:54 am (UTC)
Yeah, especially I would picture you doing really well in remote sensing.
anilina
Mar. 1st, 2002 06:43 am (UTC)
accents
canadians have accents? i think southerners have accents. and i'm right between them both.
echthroix
Mar. 1st, 2002 07:23 am (UTC)
In reguards to your list...
Kim,

I don't necessarily think that your list of things needs to be avoided, per se, but merely restrained. There are some folk, like myself, that simply enjoy a debate for the sake of debate. I love the heat of battle. My friends and I used to stay up into wee hours of the morning talking about most of the stuff on your lists. So the possibillity of a good convo with that information DOES exist...no matter how slim. (Smile) I say, Hey. If people can't stand you airing your opinions about something, then screw 'em. Chances are, you were just out there to let your opinion be heard anyway. Not your fault someone couldn't just accept what you thought.
spacefem
Mar. 1st, 2002 07:51 am (UTC)
Re: In reguards to your list...
amen, steve! I think this list contains mostly subjects that, although I can discuss as ideas and be happy, some people take really personally, which is stupid and I admit it. But hey, it's good to know yes?

My sister's one of those crazy debate people too, only way worse than me, she CAN'T drop a subject even when she sees it's breaking someone down. Oh well, let the world think about itself a bit, it's better to talk too much than not enough, IMHO.
echthroix
Mar. 1st, 2002 07:54 am (UTC)
Re: In reguards to your list...
(Thumps Chest) Indeed. Incidentally, Kimmyspice, I need to talk to you. I have an invitation to extend, and I do not wish to do it here, amongst the 1s and 0s watching...
belgand
Mar. 1st, 2002 01:08 pm (UTC)
Re: In reguards to your list...
Precisely. A good argument ought to consist of people capable of seperating ideas and people and not getting angry at the one because of the other necessarily. I can vehemently and at times quite angrily debate things with people that I still happen to quite like. You just need to avoid getting so bothered about it. A free flow of ideas is best for almost everything.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 2nd, 2002 07:39 am (UTC)
HURRAY not horray
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