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 :)