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[15 May 2006|09:55pm]
Somehow in the past week "doing work in lab" became synonymous with "throwing darts at the dart board". Also, for some reason, although I'm not sure why, I'm really excited about turning 23.
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[11 Mar 2006|01:46pm]
Last night I drove while it was snowing for the first time ever. I was pretty scared. But it's ok. I'm alive.
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[27 Feb 2006|10:33pm]
I feel strangely watched. But strangely, I feel as though I am watching.
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first thing that comes to mind.... [16 Feb 2006|01:37am]
1.I need: crack
2. cheetah: Apple Ripped me off
3. Relationships: one is the loneliest number
4. Your Last Ex: offical ex? The bitch was crazy
5. Power: square root
6. Marijuana: Berkeley
7. Crack: Dave Chepelle
8. Food: crackers
9. The President: vice president
10. War: declared war on quail
11. Cars: and shot his hunting buddy
12. Gas Prices: with a gun
13. Halloween: scary aint it?
14. Politics: haha, go NRA
15. Religion: cracked
17. MySpace: your space
19. Marriage: Dawson's creek?
20. Fashion: paper cuts
21. Brunettes: brown
22. Redheads: sexxxy
23: Work: not play
24: Pass the time: crack
24: Football: go bears...drink beer
25. One night stands: one lamp on the one night stand
26: Pet Peeve: your mom
27: Pixie Stix: and dixie chic ks
28: Vanilla Ice: ice ice baby
29: Porta Pottie: alliteration
30: High school: low schooll
31. bestfriend: your mom
32. Pajamas: sleep naked, save...pajamas
33. Wood: sleep naked...haha
34. Surfers: skaters
35. Pictures: of Cheney shooting people
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[29 Dec 2005|05:28am]
I've been in Fresno for a day and a half, and my mom is driving me out of my mind. I hope I get to go to Berkeley tomorrow. If not, the day after and I'll be up there through New Years. Break will soon come to and end and I'll be back at UCLA. Wow quarter system breaks are fast...Here's to being in Berkeley soon.
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[21 Nov 2005|08:08pm]
[ mood | aggravated ]

My car just got fucked up. Damn you LA and your hit and run drunk drivers. At least I'm safe, even if my car got the shit pushed in.

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[15 Nov 2005|12:25am]
I have to say that corn bread and honey butter are among my favorite foods of all time.
UCLA is good. I'm still busy. Go figure.
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One more reason why I hate Hippie [02 Nov 2005|03:24pm]
As if LA rush hour wasn't bad enough, dumb-ass hippies gotta go "Demonstrate" something.

Dear All,

Further details regarding the traffic disruption this evening.

Ian


START DATE/TIME
Wed, November 02, 2005 11:00 AM

END DATE/TIME
Wed, November 02, 2005 9:00 PM


DESCRIPTION
A protest-demonstration is planned at the West Los Angeles Federal Building and will move to Westwood Village. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic will be impacted.


OUTAGE TYPE(S)
Traffic Notice Partial Closure

OUTAGE LOCATION(S)
OffCampus Unidentifiable


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View Other Outages <http://outages.admin.ucla.edu>
View Notified List <http://outages.admin.ucla.edu/notifiedlist.cfm?outageid=2012&nomenu=1>


LOCATION DETAILS
VETERAN AVENUE CLOSURE: Beginning at 11am and ending as late as 11pm. Veteran Avenue, from south of Wilshire to north of Ohio Avenue will be closed.

WILSHIRE BOULEVARD CLOSURE: Beginning anytime after 5 pm and ending as late as 11pm. Wilshire Boulevard will be closed from just west of Glendon Avenue to just east of Sepulveda Boulevard. It has been confirmed that Wilshire Boulevard will be closed beginning no later than 6:30 pm.


WESTWOOD BOULEVARD CLOSURE: Beginning at 6:30 pm and ending as late 9 pm--Closure of Westwood Boulevard from Wilshire Boulevard to Le Conte Avenue.

LECONTE AVENUE CLOSURE: Closure of Le Conte Avenue from just west of Hilgard Avenue to just west of Gayley Avenue

GAYLEY AVENUE CLOSURE: Closure of Gayley Avenue from just north of Le Conte to Wilshire Boulevard

SAN DIEGO FRWY ACCESS: Closure of San Diego Freeway (405) Wilshire Boulevard on and off ramps, located east of Sepulveda Boulevard

Recorded information from the Los Angeles Department of Transportation regarding the closures is available at 323/224-6534.


Please note: Actual closure time of Wilshire Boulevard and Westwood Village streets is subject to change based on crowd size and safety of traffic to pass.
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[06 Sep 2005|12:59pm]
Oh God. I think I have a stalker...again....
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[31 Aug 2005|02:46am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

Life seems to be going pretty well for me now. Things are quiet and calm, but I know how to find excitement when I need it. I'm living in Westwood village, in the university apartments. I have a two bed/two bath that I pay an exorbitant amount for, but I've had it all to myself since mid June when I moved in. My roommate is supposed to move in sometime in the begining of September. I'm not sure how I'll change to sharing the place cause I've been spoiled by having it to myself, but so be it.

I've been doing research at UCLA. I'm working at the UCLA and United States Department of Energy Molecular Biology Institute Laboratory for Structural Biology and Molecular Medicine. I'm not sure why the name has to be so long, but there ya have it. I'm just a rotation student, so what I'm doing now isn't necessarily what I'll be doing for my thesis, but the project is really interesting and I really like everyone in the lab, although the professor can be a dick sometimes. Well not to me, cause I'm a rotation student, and he needs me cause I'm the only one who's interested in doing crystallography for him when his current student graduates in a year. We'll see what happens. I still have to rotate through another two or three labs. Probably only two, I want to start on my thesis. I start TAing in January, and no I don't know what class yet. Something really fucking hard I'm sure. And everyone is going to be a pre-med, and probably won't speak English. Ah the advantages and dis-advantages to going to a prestigious school.

I've been a frequent visitor to Berkeley the past month. I went once about three weeks ago to see some friends and again last week to see everyone at my fraternity and to make sure rush is going well. Like always, they re doing just fine. Last I heard they were at 14 guys and growing, so hopefully they can keep the momentum. I have my own bitchings about the university trying to stop the Greek system. But fuck them, they get nothing from me. I'm supposed to pay the donation I pledged from when I graduated, but I haven't paid it yet. I will as soon as the University starts behaving itself. Along those lines, rumor has it that Dean "I'm a bitch" Kenny may be resigning from the university, which means we're going in the right direction. I also got season football tickets, so I'm going up there this weekend and I'm taking Viri with me. Nope, she doesn't have a choice.

Not dating anybody yet, but that's more by choice than anything. I've met a few girls but I've lost interest in all of them pretty quickly. Its time for me to focus on school and maybe a few months or a year down the road I'll find someone worth pursuing. In the meanwhile, it seems as though the 3am drunk dials from girlfriends of the past seem to have stopped, and I'm afraid if I date someone new they'll start up again. Ah undergrads can be so immature sometimes. Ah welcome to "adult world", not that adults can't be just as bad. I've decided that 22-25 is the worst age for a guy. Girls younger, like 18-21 are still in their I was just released from home and now I'm young and obnoxious and I have to drink all the time and party all the time phase of their life. Meanwhile, girls who are 22-25 just assume guys their age are immature and want to date guys who are older, like 26-30. What a cruel cruel world. Ok, I'm over it.

I have a lot of nice pictures of UCLA, Westwood, and where I work. I'd like to post them but I don't know how to use a computer. If anyone can tell me how to post a picture on LJ I'd be in your debt. Just don't expect me to pay the debt :)

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[10 Jun 2005|12:18am]
[ mood | giddy ]

I know I never update anymore, and chances are I'm not going to get back in the habit. BUT, I fell like updating now, because I'm so excited.

Quick Flash through my life:

I'm going to UCLA for biochemistry as a university fellow (plenty of cash flow)
I'm moving into an apartment in westwood on June 18th.
I'm living in Bel Air at the moment at a family friend's place.
And most importantly...

I LOVE WESTWOOD AND I LOVE LA!!!! Berkeley sucked and this will be the best time of my life!

For everyone who says they don't like LA because they keep looking at everyone and is worrying how fake they are: Calm the fuck out and just enjoy the view. Go out and love yourself and let other people worry about themselves. BECAUSE I LOVE LA!!

Oh, and yay Habibi and the rest of Westwood.

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[03 Mar 2005|03:52pm]
So I'm pretty much trying to decide if I want to study biochemistry at UCLA or at Brandeis (outside of Boston). Considering the fact that both programs are of equal quality, I'm not sure which I should pick.

Any suggestions?
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[27 Dec 2004|10:39am]
[ mood | tired ]

AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH GRAD APPS ARE DRIVING ME LOCO!!!!

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[29 Sep 2004|11:52pm]
[ mood | enraged ]

So now I'm just pissed. I feel like I've been stabbed in the back with a 12 inch blade. If you're going to make my life miserable, at least do it with some fucking dignitiy.

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[27 Sep 2004|03:54am]
[ mood | melancholy ]

Everything feels like its slowing down lately
Am I hurt? Yes
Am I angry? No
Am I alive? Maybe
Do I care?

Everything feels like its falling down lately
Be there more than despair? Yes
Be there a world behind? No
Be there even and end? Maybe
Do I care?

Everything feels like its going up lately.
Can I grow older and wiser? Yes
Can I die deeper inside? No.
Can I strive for reality? Maybe
Do I care?

Everything feels like its moving too fast lately.
Did I lose control? Yes
Did I ever have control? No
Did I even bother to try? Maybe
Do I care?

I am pulled in all directions
Each stretching in every which way
I stand still going nowhere
But I have gone all too far.

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[27 Aug 2004|10:34am]
Official rush starts today. So far we've signed 9 guys in the past week. We're doing well. I want to sign another 15 guys by the time we're done. I think it's possible.
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Class Schedule [05 Aug 2004|03:25pm]
[ mood | busy ]

It looks like next semester is going to be pretty tought for me. Here's what's on my plate right now:

MCB 110: General Molecular Biology, 4 units
MCB 110L: General Molecular Biology Lab, 4 units
MCB 140: General Genetics, 4 units
MCB 199: Independent research, 4 units (yay for winning Nobel Prizes)
History 178: History of the Holocaust, 4 units
Rhetoric 160: Rhetoric of legal discourse, 4 units

Total: 24 units and a headache on the side.

So, i was gonna take rhetoric 164 (rhetoric of legal theory, different from rhet 160), but it turns out I know a bunch of people taking history 178, so Nate convinced me to take it instead. He said Meital is gonna be in that class, and I know that Mellissa is taking it too. Alex also maybe? who knows. Since I dropped the rhetoric I had to pick up MCB 140 so that i can still double major. It just works out, trust me.

Ya, that plus being pledge master next semester, plus studying for GREs and applying to grad school. Looks like I'll be pretty busy. Its ok, we can still hang out sometime.

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Travel Plans [16 Jul 2004|09:26am]
[ mood | excited ]

I'm really excited. I feel like I'm finally doing stuff with my life. I'm leaving for LA today, and I'm going to Arizona for a week later this summer. But here's the big one: I'm going to Chile and Peru this winter! I'm going with Nate, and we're just gonna take a backpack and see what adventures we can find. I kind of wanted to go to Europe at some point, but he's been there a lot, and I don't want to go in the winter. But winter here is summer there, so hopefully it'll be cool. Sucks though because that's their rainy season. So I get a little wet, so what. But I'm glad I finally get to travel somewhere.

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[15 May 2004|03:55pm]
[ mood | blah ]

I'm sitting in my lab on a Saturday. Waiting. This stupid gel is taking forever. I just want to go home and go take a nap. The final this morning went pretty good. Not great. We'll see how it goes. The GSI lost my research paper, so I didn't get it back like everyone else did today. She's going to look for it, but if she can't find it, then I'll have to print it out for her again. This is the same GSI who lost my second midterm earlier in the year. It was partly my fault though. She graded it and everything, I just wasn't in section the day she handed them back. Or section the following four weeks, so I just asked her the other day for it back and she said she couldn't find it. Whatever, it doesn't really matter. The final was really well written. I always admire professors that can write a good science exam. It's not easy, but the questions were well written, interesting, and thought provoking. The other chem final sucked because it was poorly written, but this one was good.

I'm hungry.

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[14 May 2004|06:04pm]
[ mood | lazy ]

I think I'm going to start updating again. I let the journal sit for a while just to sort of clear my mind. But now my mind is pretty clear. I think it's because of finals. All this stuff that I'm supposed to know, but I don't....clear mind, ya know?

Anyways. Tomorrow is my last final. 8 in the freakin' morning. I hope I don't sleep through it. Last tuesday, the last day of class, I had 2 in class final and a take home final due. That super-sucked. But at least that means I have most of my shit done. Tomorrow morning is biophysical chemistry. I don't really know what to study, so I think I'm going to go to Hillel tonight for the last time this semester. Hopefully the dinner will be good. I just don't want to study. After that, I get to focus on my research, which my presentation is on tuesday. I got to get something done by then...gah! Alex has been pretty good about getting me to study, which is good. I decided I don't like to study by myself. It's so boring!

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