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Eureka! - The K8ee Train

Oct. 2nd, 2006 10:53 pm Eureka!

The last two weeks have been a mix, but my lows never last that long and I'm feelin pretty good right now. Class is good. I like them all except for Statistics, which really cannot be made interesting. It's been a month and already half the class doesn't show up, and the other half falls asleep (myself included). I'm really enjoying interning at the radio station WTBU (the Beat of Boston University!). Our show is "Over Yonder", two hours of folk and bluegrass on Tuesday nights. You can listen online if you go to http:///www.wtburadio.org. I recommend checking it out. I may be talking on it soon, and at the very least you'll hear quality music. I've been reviewing CDs for the office, and I've heard a lot of weird stuff, including a punk rock cover of the "Sailor Moon" theme song and a collection of uptempo latin songs with dirty lyrics. I've been made secretary of Spectrum, the gay club. They're a nice bunch, although we seem to have trouble attracting people to our meetings. On Saturday night from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. I helped Habitat for Humanity raise money by cleaning Agganis Arena. It was gross. There was beer, and popcorn, and beer-soaked popcorn. But I did find $1.60 on the floor, and it's all mine!

I've been hanging out with the bench kids: Jonah, Amber, Devin, Nicky, and sometimes other people. We sit under Jonah's army blanket, they chain smoke, and we have pleasant conversations and watch the world go by. It's fun. And they're great connections. Devin knows everything that goes on in Boston, and Amber makes a really good calzone. If anyone comes to visit, we're getting a calzone from her. 

Also, I've acquired a taste for smooth, swinger jazz from the '60s, especially Henry Mancini, who did the music for "Breakfast at Tiffany's", "The Pink Panther", and that song "Baby Elephant Walk", among other things. If you want a mix, don't hesitate to ask :-). My own music isn't really going anywhere. I've been practicing, but less often. I'm trying to write a song about Boston, but I'm short on words at the moment. We'll see how it develops.

I guess that's it for now. One thing that has been surprising is how much homework there is. I always have a ton of homework to do. Like now, for instance. So off I go, back to the realm of ogives and empirical rules

A parting quote, from my reading about Archimedes, when he discovered the displacement of water and uttered the famous "Eureka!": "Those observing a naked man flying past them in the street certainly must have wondered if he had lost more than he had found!"

Current Location: Dorm room
Current Mood: gigglyswingin
Current Music: Peter Gunn- Henry Mancini

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From:sekhmet_hethert
Date:October 2nd, 2006 04:12 am (UTC)
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Ogives? Empirical rules? What is this crazy talk?

Can we read any of your CD reviews?
From:blackronin5
Date:October 2nd, 2006 07:25 am (UTC)
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Watching the world go by is cool. And fun.