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Wednesday, November 27, 2002
 
Sleep happens when? Another restless night of ten minute cat naps punctured by lucid dreaming and random spanish. Going home for Thanksgiving later today. Maybe that will help me get some rest. Either way, Im glad this quarter is coming to a close. Im a bit stressed out right now, and need the break.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2002
 
I wonder who is visiting me from the Johor Incubation Center in Malaysia. Well, hi out there, whoever you are.

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Thursday, November 21, 2002
 
The best googlisms for andrew:
andrew is also a best in specialty winner as well as a multiple best in show winner in canada
andrew is conducting cruel scientific experiments
andrew is a young man who knows that he wants an adoptive family
andrew is regularly taking personal initiatives to make the world a better place
andrew is a native new yorker who misses the unbeatable christmas and the beautiful autumns of the east coast
andrew is a true expert in the use of gint and is deeply committed to meeting the needs of our clients
andrew is a fantastic organization for men and youth
andrew is the patron saint of fishermen and he was the first apostle to be called by christ
andrew is well qualified for the task of communicating the issues of creation/evolution to the layman and the professional scientist alike
andrew is basically a perfect creature
andrew is not old
andrew is much in demand and has worked with composers' ensemble
andrew is a springsteen fan with a fascination of aquatic and marine life
andrew is a conscientious student who has attained a satisfying result in this subject
andrew is not bound by any provision of any purchase order
andrew is an associate director of cb richard ellis and is responsible for the operation of the metropolitan sales & leasing agency
andrew is not a crime
andrew is a cutie nerd and tom is a talented actor who is good to his fans
andrew is based in canmore
andrew is extremely easy to work with
andrew is the central distributed computing service provided to the carnegie mellon campus by the computing services division
andrew is a working hairdresser at the cutting edge of his industry
andrew is approximately 319
andrew is best known for his contemporary designs and it is this area he finds most exciting
andrew is enjoying the different way of studying in a sixth form college
andrew is focussing initially in the history of freemasonry during the period 1789
andrew is on a three year secondment from the british library to the university of sheffield
andrew is blatantly dishonest
andrew is european liberal democrat spokesperson on the committee on constitutional affairs
andrew is google api
andrew is the patron saint of scotland
andrew is one month old
andrew is a fucking genious
andrew is beautiful
andrew is out
andrew is a good boy
andrew is having breakfast in his flat
andrew is designed and intended to glorify god
andrew is no exception
andrew is nationally renowned for his rich warm voice
andrew is either very optimistic or very naive
andrew is waxing megalomaniacal again
andrew is a car nut
andrew is a hot hung tan stud
and finally... andrew is gone

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Monday, November 18, 2002
 
Im going home shortly. My flight leaves today at 1pm. I'll be back next Sunday at 4.

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Sunday, November 17, 2002
 
Todays posts were supposed to be about happy things. The first snowfall last night, that accumulated slightly on everything that wasn't concrete, and the Three Amigos, including Pablo Fransisco, whom we saw last night in Juliet at the Rialto theatre. Instead, it's time for me to try and stand strong, and with the support of all those who care about me, to get through these times.

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An hour later. My mom calls. Now the tears flow freely. He's at peace now she says. I can't respond.

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I know that Im not going to want to post this if I read it over, but I think I'll want to have it later.
I just got a phone call. It was my brother. I picked it up, not expecting to hear anything out of the ordinary. Then he told me- "Papa is in the hospital. He had an aneurysm. They don't know whether he is going to make it" It doesn't sink in right away. As my first real experience with someone close to me in this situation, I didn't know what to say or do. Im halfway across the country. We talked for a minute- he was going to the hospital- and I could hear the tears starting to come for him. He'd heard 45 minutes before, and called once before when I was in the shower. I could feel him transitioning out of the shock phase which I was definitely still in, and tears seemed to be coming from him as we hung up. I did the only rational thing I could then. I called Meg's place, but she wasn't there. And Amy, the next person I thought of was running out the door, and I didn't tell her. So noone here knows yet but me. After calling, I passed the next 10 minutes by prinitng out papers I needed to read for Cell Bio tomorrow. Thats when it really hit me. Starting with a few sniffles, I ended up sobbing and then crying. As a friend once said, I was surprised at how few tears there were at first, but then they kept coming. I know more will come if this doesn't turn out for the best, but for now at least I remain hopeful. Nana and Papa, all my love!

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Friday, November 15, 2002
 
"I ordered chicken quesadillas but I guess the chicken is silent" ~Marcus (said in the Sean Connery voice), when his dinner ended up as cheese quesadillas

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This just gives a whole new level of meaning to donating ones body to science.

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Thursday, November 14, 2002
 
The final three hour report is now done. Good ridance. Now only 2 labs remian for BME 308. After that we only have the practical exam and the final exam, and im sure there is some other test we have to take for it. Oh well! Other than that, all i have is a midterm tomorrow in Mat Sci and the finals in Mat Sci, Cell Bio, and Religion. The quarter is going by pretty fast now it seems. And yes, I think I say that at some point every quarter. Wow, this is going to be an interesting post for all those who read it.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002
 
"Subject: Gotass Award - McCormick Senior Undergraduate Research Award
By nature of you receiving this message, you may be eligible for consideration for the Gotass Award..." ~Partial text of an official email received from Northwestern about an award I could possibly receive. It is really supposed to the the Gotaas award, but it looks like someone made a typo.

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Monday, November 11, 2002
 
"They have these little shoe stores, and I just want to go in and buy everything" ~Carter

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Sunday, November 10, 2002
 
A concise, yet accurate description of the long weekend with Danny:
Wed: Danny gets here. Dinner with Janice at Olive Mountain
Thurs: Dinner at the Apartment with everyone- potato cheese soup, house special & biscuits
Fri: Dinner at Megs with Mary, Meg, me and Dan- mashed potatoes, corn, hummos, pita, burgers
Followed by a show "Our Country's good", to which I was late...
Back to Megs for a fwe hours, just talking- Ankurs mom came by
Sat: Boomshaka competition at the chicago cultural center, walking around chicago, bertie botts every flavor beans-- grass, dirt, vomit, sardines, El to Janice- got yarn for scarf, dinner at the Ethiopian buffet where Danny ate next to nothing, back to Janice's after the sex shop, dessert at the way too fancy restaurant, the terrible comedy club, redeemed only by los shut up, a 3 person band where the drummer played with carrot sticks, the guitar player passed out pamphlets as to "why your god sucks", and the bassist who actually had a good voice.
Sun: Lunch with Janice at Walker Bros. Danny leaves

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Saturday, November 09, 2002
 
"I can't get the plague when Im in bed. There are no rats in my bed" ~A guy coming out of Tech yestarday, presumably in response to the 2 people in New York who appear to have bubonic plague.

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Thursday, November 07, 2002
 
Whoever thought that I'd be able to post on 'Accidents Cause History?' How un-exciting...
So hey, I'm Danny - this website's brother... err... website owner's brother - visiting him from NJ...
Welcome to Evanston... population: Northwestern students and weird people that like to have their own TV shows to talk about nothing. (See "Daily Northwestern - NYou" - 11/7/02)
"Didn't know you had a fish, and just saw something moving." - a quote from someone in Andrew's apartment.
I'm being un-interesting, and will undoubtedbly lose Andrew readers. Oh well.
Visit Locodanny.com for more of me (although from reading this, I don't know why you'd want to).

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Wednesday, November 06, 2002
 
So much to do today, so I figured I'd procrastinate a little by telling the world about it. First, I have an outline of my paper for material science due at 10 this morning. As of right now Im pretty much done with that, which is good considereing its only 2 hours from now that its due. Then I have a cell bio midterm, which Im not prepared for yet, but should hopefully be between the next 2 free hours and 2 hours I have free during the day. Then my bro is coming in at 7:15 from Newark where he will be picked up by Janice who is great for getting him. In addition, I will know sometime today about whether Medtronic wants to speak with me again, after I interviewed with them on the first of November. If they do I get to fly out to Minneapolis on either the 11th or the 18th, which would be fun, although who knows what I would miss here workwise. The tomorrow I have to do a 3-hour lab report for BME lab, so I need to prepare everything I want to say before hand, and hope I can get it together like I did the last one two weeks ago (which I still haven't gotten back). Then hopefully a fun stress-free weekend with my brother and people here and Meg's sister who is also coming out this weekend (for those of you who don't know my brother and Meg's sister go to high school together at Columbia in Maplewood). Anyway, thats my day/weekend in a nutshell (a very large nutshell- although that won't make sense to most people).

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Saturday, November 02, 2002
 
"What should I do to get him out of this slump? Should I give him more sex, or less sex?" ~Dave Wasielewski's girlfriend

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