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Sep. 17th, 2007

Shawn and Gus


After MANY months of sending out resumes and cover letters and getting rejections (or no response at all), I have finally gotten a job offer!  Soon, I will be negotiating starting salary and starting date.  The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (part of University Relations), called me this morning to make me an offer.  Unfortunately, he called me early, and I was asleep, so by the time I picked up the phone, it had stopped ringing.  Still, I prefer this wake-up call over yesterday's when my mom called to talk bo me about credit card fraud.  So, holy shit, I HAVE A JOB!!!!

Also, I thought this news warranted a new userpic.  If you haven't all seen Psych, go watch it now.  It is an AMAZING show, and I can't hype it up enough.  I love it.  Go watch it.


May. 23rd, 2007

Shawn and Gus

Sentimental babble

I'm feeling horribly sentimental and sad about being done with college.  I'm packing stuff into boxes, stuff that I've kept since the dorms.  These past four years have been incredibly stressful and sometimes awful, but overall I had a good time.  A great time.  I never want to forget these moments, and I know that nothing else will ever really compare.  Having a real job will be exciting and I'll finally be making enough money to pay all of my rent, but I'm going to miss this.  For 19 years I've been a student.  This isn't something a person can just easily get over or move away from.  At least I'm staying in Berkeley.  I don't know how I could handle giving all of this up right now.  I'll be around, but I won't be a student.  

It doesn't help that so many of my friends are moving away.  Dammit.

May. 19th, 2007

they broke his brain

Congrats Class of 2007!!!

Well folks, it's official.  I'm now a UC Berkeley alum!!!!  After four stressful years, I'm finally done.  It's taken a while for this fact to sink in, but I finally think it has.

I'm staying in Berkeley next year, but it's going to be strange.  So many of my friends are leaving, and I'm not sure how I should feel about staying.  On the one hand, I can't imagine living anywhere else right now.  Berkeley has gotten under my skin, and I can't seem to rid myself of it.  I'm not sure I would even want to if I could.  However, I feel like, by staying here, people may think I'm not really growing up.  Do I have to physically change my location in order to move on?  My other option would be to move back home and try to find a job in the surrounding area, but that's virtually impossible.  I could move to Seattle and start a new life there, but I think I'm not yet ready to take big risks.  So, staying in Berkeley seemed like the most logical solution.  We'll see what happens.

To all of my friends who are leaving Cal: I'm going to miss you!!  This isn't like high school where we all had a common home to go back to.  Most of us aren't originally from Berkeley, so there would be no real reason to ever return.  I guess this is why I should be thankful for AIM and Facebook and everything else that helps me stay in touch with old friends.  It's going to be weird without them around, but at least we'll still be able to talk to each other.  

Anyway, enough of this.  I'm going to enjoy my first few days of being a graduate.  The real world will start soon, and then I won't have much time to enjoy it.  For now though, I'm just proud I finished.  

Congratulations to everyone else who graduated!!!  :)

May. 8th, 2007

Shawn and Gus


Well folks, the day we've awaited is finally here.  Assuming I don't fail my econ final on Friday (*fingers and toes crossed*), I will never have to take an undergraduate class again!!!  My last (hopefully) class ended today at 3:30, and despite the panic and nostalgia, I'm actually incredibly proud of myself.  I can't say I'm perfectly happy with how things have turned out, but I'm still proud that I made it this far.  Now, on to finals and then...REAL LIFE!!!

Apr. 29th, 2007

A Look Back: 1st Year

In a week and a half, I'll have a BA. How the hell did this happen? I don't have any idea how 4 years has gone by so quickly. While I'm proud of myself and happy I won't have to take tests anymore (at least for a while), I'm having a hard time coming to terms with all of this. I think it's a good idea to post a few entries about these past few years. I'm afraid that I'll forget them someday. There are so many things to remember, that I can only write down a few. Some things need too much explaining.

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Aug. 5th, 2006

Shawn and Gus

Goodbye 201!

so...tonight's my last night in 201. it's kind of not bothering me, though. normally, i attach a lot of sentimental value to a place. i think i have with this place, but after tarini left, moving out was just the next step. i already moved on mentally. this apartment has been good to us these last 2 years. right now, it looks like a shithole because it's messy as hell. i know the new place will be great though. it looks really nice with the furniture in it, and my room is bigger than i thought. i just hope i can keep it clean.

tarini's moving to the east tomorrow. she's sad that she's leaving california, which is understandable. oh well. let's just hope the bitch visits.

Mar. 2nd, 2006

Shawn and Gus

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My Twin really is the best. I miss you, Lauren! I'm feeling pretty nostalgic today. Last weekend, I had my potluck/party thing. Yvette, Des, and Nahid were there. It was like high school, only with the addition of many other cool, fun people, and a total lack of drama. Of course, it would have been perfect if my Twin had been there too, but that's okay. I still had an awesome evening!

Midterms suck, but there aren't many better feelings than the relief after finishing that last test. I am currently listening to Tears for Fears and working on an art project. Life is good again, for a while, at least.

Feb. 14th, 2006

Shawn and Gus

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So, I turned 21 yesterday, for those of you who didn't know. It was very anti-climactic, which is why I'm only just writing an entry about it. I spent all of the day in class or at work, and after having dinner with my aunt (didn't even get carded for ordering a glass of wine) I came home to a quiet apartment and did my work. It wasn't a bad day in general, but it totally didn't feel like my birthday. Oh well. Hopefully, Tarini and I and whoever else will do something this weekend that doesn't involve homework. Also, on the 25th, I'm having a birthday potluck, which will be fun, I'm sure. I can't remember the last time I had a birthday party/gathering. Freshman year of high school? Middle school? No idea.

In honor of Valentine's Day, Moujan, Sandra, and I joined hundreds of other people in a giant public pillow fight in San Francisco. It was awesome! Feathers everywhere, people running and screaming as if in midieval battles, and camera crews recording the action. It was briefly on the news tonight too. We couldn't stay for very long, and my head still hurts, but it was an amusing evening. It's on wikipedia too. Check it out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillow_Fight_Club

Feb. 5th, 2006

Shawn and Gus

A Year Has Passed....

HAPPY POTATO BURRITO ANNIVERSARY, MOUJAN!! One year ago today, my roommate and I decided to look up "potato" on allrecipes.com. We had potatoes and not much else to use, and we didn't want to starve. So, we found a recipe that looked okay, and we decided to try it out. We didn't have all of the ingredients, but we thought we could improvise. BIG mistake. We created crap. From the union of potatoes, tortillas, cumin, tomatoes, and other ingredients, a demon spawn was born. This spawn was the Potato Burrito. I shudder now in memory. It was awful, the worst combination of tastes we had ever combined. My tongue seemed to have crawled back into my throat and died. We were being punished, but we didn't ever figure out what for. We may never know.

So, everyone, please join us in remembering (or pretending to remember) this special day. February 5, 2005. That day we stumbled upon something so horrible, so disgusting, so positively evil, and we will never, ever forget it.

Jan. 30th, 2006

Shawn and Gus

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How is it that in two weeks from today I will be 21 years old? That doesn't seem right. I remember my 16th birthday. Twenty-one. Wow. I know every year I write some entry about how I don't feel any older. This is kind of depressing though. After people turn 21, they don't want to get any older. Birthdays become bad things after this year. Despite this, I'm going to try to make the most of this year. My actual birthday (February 13th) will be uneventful, but I'll make up for it on the following weekends, I hope.

Other than this upcoming special day, my life is kinda blah. Classes suck and work is tiring and physically painful (I stand up for 3 hours, bending over binders, travel brochures, and copy machines). It could be much worse though, as I know. I'm just tired as I'm writing this. Long day.

I always seem to write journal entries while listening to Damien Rice. Weird.

Edit: Stolen from Moujan:

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Rachel!

  1. Over 46,000 pieces of Rachel float on every square mile of ocean!
  2. There are roughly 10,000 man-made objects the size of Rachel orbiting the Earth.
  3. There are more than two hundred different kinds of Rachel!
  4. The word 'samba' means 'to rub Rachel'.
  5. The only Englishman to become Rachel was Nicholas Breakspear, who was Rachel from 1154 to 1159.
  6. Peanuts and Rachel are beans.
  7. Native Americans never actually ate Rachel; killing such a timid prey was thought to indicate laziness!
  8. There are 336 dimples on Rachel.
  9. While performing her duties as queen, Cleopatra sometimes dressed up as Rachel.
  10. Women shoplift four times more frequently than Rachel.
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