Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hello, my name is e1n and I am a nerdy dork.

In anticipation of my trip to New York and North Carolina starting next weekend, I've been buying warm clothes because everyone kept telling me about how horrible New York weather is and that I might die standing frozen with my nipples erect. My New York friends, on the other hand, have been telling me that it's not that bad, but that's probably because they live there. Because I'm the kind of person who would rather bring too much than too little, especially to a place I've never been to, I got myself some thermal pants, an overcoat, some scarves, gloves, and a hat that should keep me warm.

Being the experimentalist that I am (I'd touch a hot stove to make sure it's hot, and then again to make sure the result is reproducible), I decided to run some experiments to test whether the clothes are warm enough. In a test-run done today, I walked a half-hour walk to the nearest Starbucks in the rain just to get a cup of hot chocolate, and then another half-hour walk back home with the hot chocolate (with an umbrella, of course). It was a little below 50 outside and the hot chocolate did introduce unnecessary error to the data, but the clothes did keep me unnecessarily warm. I'm not that sensitive to cold to begin with (unlike Jo), so I think even if the weather in new york does go below freezing point, these clothes will keep me at a cold level I can withstand.

On a side note, when the outside temperature is low enough that my breath is visible, I notice that I get this irresistible urge to tilt my head up and pretend I'm a choo-choo train. I wonder if people thought I was a retard on the loose.

My dad got me a 1GB and a 2GB microSD card from Indonesia because apparently they were cheaper than milk over there. The 2GB card cannot be detected by my mac, and my PC is currently dead, so I guess I won't be using that one. The 1GB works just fine, but for a brand-new, still-in-the-box microSD card, it was rather surprising to find that it contains 11 random mp3s by different artists, none of whom I have heard of. Does anyone know who Brett Dennen is? His song "Ain't No Reason" that I found in this flash card is actually pretty good. If you're curious, download here.

I took some snapshots of my living room.

Back when I was in highschool, my dad always complained about how I sit in front of a computer whenever I'm not out or at school and how such a lifestyle is unhealthy. It's rather ironic how now that he discovered that the internet can supply him with unlimited amount of classic rock songs, he's doing the exact same thing i was doing 7 years ago.

like father, like son. only it's kinda backwards.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008