jaina: (rvb - chupathingy)
Dear writers of TV shows and movies and books and fic and everything,

MIT grades on a 5.0 scale. So if your character had a 4.0 when they were at MIT, they were a B student, which is probably not what you are trying to convey. (However, if that *is* what you're trying to convey, then come over here, I would like to bake you some cookies as a token of my gratitude.)

And because it always bears repeating, you cannot graduate cum laude, magna cum laude, summa cum laude, "with honors," "at the top of your class," or anything freaking else from MIT. No really, not even your super-special genius character. Seriously.

----

Now that that's taken care of-- yay, Friday! We're going to get our tree tomorrow so we have to finish cleaning the house tonight. :)
jaina: (rvb - chupathingy)
Dear writers of TV shows and movies and books and fic and everything,

MIT grades on a 5.0 scale. So if your character had a 4.0 when they were at MIT, they were a B student, which is probably not what you are trying to convey. (However, if that *is* what you're trying to convey, then come over here, I would like to bake you some cookies as a token of my gratitude.)

And because it always bears repeating, you cannot graduate cum laude, magna cum laude, summa cum laude, "with honors," "at the top of your class," or anything freaking else from MIT. No really, not even your super-special genius character. Seriously.

----

Now that that's taken care of-- yay, Friday! We're going to get our tree tomorrow so we have to finish cleaning the house tonight. :)
jaina: (rvb - chupathingy)
As advertised, Iron Man was AWESOME and Robert Downey Jr is amazing. Two non-spoilery comments:

Awesomness: Brass Rat screen time!

Annoyingness: You cannot graduate summa cum laude from MIT! Nor can you graduate magna cum laude or cum laude or ANYTHING FREAKING ELSE. LEARN IT, LOVE IT, HOLLYWOOD.

([livejournal.com profile] sirrogue started laughing as soon as they mentioned the summa cum laude thing because he knows what a pet peeve it is for me. I shook my fist at the screen.)
jaina: (rvb - chupathingy)
As advertised, Iron Man was AWESOME and Robert Downey Jr is amazing. Two non-spoilery comments:

Awesomness: Brass Rat screen time!

Annoyingness: You cannot graduate summa cum laude from MIT! Nor can you graduate magna cum laude or cum laude or ANYTHING FREAKING ELSE. LEARN IT, LOVE IT, HOLLYWOOD.

([livejournal.com profile] sirrogue started laughing as soon as they mentioned the summa cum laude thing because he knows what a pet peeve it is for me. I shook my fist at the screen.)
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License plate seen on the way home from work:

MIT1337

It made me happy.
jaina: (Default)
License plate seen on the way home from work:

MIT1337

It made me happy.

Aw, crap.

Sep. 7th, 2007 11:38 am
jaina: (see this ring?)
Well, this doesn't look good for Sodium Drop. (link from [livejournal.com profile] elsinoreblue)

So the icon? Not so much, actually.

Aw, crap.

Sep. 7th, 2007 11:38 am
jaina: (see this ring?)
Well, this doesn't look good for Sodium Drop. (link from [livejournal.com profile] elsinoreblue)

So the icon? Not so much, actually.

yay.

Aug. 28th, 2005 09:39 pm
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Long plane rides, humidity like crazy, old friends, that peculiar MIT smell...the point is--

I'm home.

thoughts as I packed through the night, last night )

yay.

Aug. 28th, 2005 09:39 pm
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Long plane rides, humidity like crazy, old friends, that peculiar MIT smell...the point is--

I'm home.

thoughts as I packed through the night, last night )
jaina: (Default)
Yesterday evening we got our DSL hooked up, and for the first time in a month, I have internet access in the place where I'm living. Hurrah! So hopefully I will be updating my LJ much more frequently, assuming I have stuff to talk about. And even if I don't, I'll probably ramble on about nothing.

Anyway. Life since May 16th.

After seeing Episode II at midnight, we had our usual last-minute scramble to get Con stuff ready (my fault this time), slept for a couple hours, and took off for the airport. Vegas was fantastic, and it was a really great con. So wonderful to see everyone again, and the con was just so-- mellow. Everyone was relaxed and happy, no tension in the air, just a bunch of people coming together and having a good time. Dunc's got a bunch of great pics on her blog at http://www.undermine.net/tracy and Yav just posted some too, but I haven't got the link handy. The flight(s) home were a total nightmare-- well, not the flights themselves really, they were fine, but the stuff before and between. Long, nasty story, and I won't bore you with the gory details.

We came back to MIT, I packed, took my 7.27 final, packed some more, and then got on another plane to go home. We watched Sean graduate in record time-- the entire ceremony, for all 300+ grads, was only an hour. Saw Lindsay and William at the ceremony, also saw Rachel Brickman and Ben Morris, but from a distance. Lindsay and Rogue and I hung out on Saturday. Fun to catch up. :) Mom and Dad took Rogue and me to Ruth's Chris on Sunday, after Sean and Grandma & Grandpa had left. Mmmmmmm, sooooo gooooooooood....

It was nice to relax and do nothing in the week and a half I had before starting work. I took care of some minor stuff in the room (gluing drawer back together, laundry, etc), but mostly just crocheted and watched movies. Empty time is nice sometimes.

I started my summer job (internship at Enanta Pharmeceuticals) last Monday. It's been awesome so far; my project is really interesting and my boss is really nice. :) And my work computer is hooked up to the Internet (although it really hates MIT webmail). Only thing I really don't like is the commute on the bus-- the bus is fine, and the commute's not long, but ugh, lots of sketchy people on public transportation.

I'm being CRB rep for Assassins, and last night was the first night of auditions. It's really funny; I think I learned more about how to audition in that one night of watching 8 people than in almost 3 years of auditioning for shows myself. Second night of auditions tonight; Steeeeeeeve and [livejournal.com profile] thedan should be auditioning, so I have lots of auditionees to hug. :)

Since I'm not doing a show this summer, I'm planning to skate a lot-- BU has cheap ice time starting in July, and I have a coach for the summer. Yay! Maybe I can learn an axel. Maybe. But just being coached again, to have someone correcting my little mistakes that have only gotten worse in the three years since high school, will be wonderful. And Heather's really nice.

OK, I should actually be working, so there's enough of an update for now. I doubt anyone's read this far, anyway. ;-)
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Yesterday evening we got our DSL hooked up, and for the first time in a month, I have internet access in the place where I'm living. Hurrah! So hopefully I will be updating my LJ much more frequently, assuming I have stuff to talk about. And even if I don't, I'll probably ramble on about nothing.

Anyway. Life since May 16th.

After seeing Episode II at midnight, we had our usual last-minute scramble to get Con stuff ready (my fault this time), slept for a couple hours, and took off for the airport. Vegas was fantastic, and it was a really great con. So wonderful to see everyone again, and the con was just so-- mellow. Everyone was relaxed and happy, no tension in the air, just a bunch of people coming together and having a good time. Dunc's got a bunch of great pics on her blog at http://www.undermine.net/tracy and Yav just posted some too, but I haven't got the link handy. The flight(s) home were a total nightmare-- well, not the flights themselves really, they were fine, but the stuff before and between. Long, nasty story, and I won't bore you with the gory details.

We came back to MIT, I packed, took my 7.27 final, packed some more, and then got on another plane to go home. We watched Sean graduate in record time-- the entire ceremony, for all 300+ grads, was only an hour. Saw Lindsay and William at the ceremony, also saw Rachel Brickman and Ben Morris, but from a distance. Lindsay and Rogue and I hung out on Saturday. Fun to catch up. :) Mom and Dad took Rogue and me to Ruth's Chris on Sunday, after Sean and Grandma & Grandpa had left. Mmmmmmm, sooooo gooooooooood....

It was nice to relax and do nothing in the week and a half I had before starting work. I took care of some minor stuff in the room (gluing drawer back together, laundry, etc), but mostly just crocheted and watched movies. Empty time is nice sometimes.

I started my summer job (internship at Enanta Pharmeceuticals) last Monday. It's been awesome so far; my project is really interesting and my boss is really nice. :) And my work computer is hooked up to the Internet (although it really hates MIT webmail). Only thing I really don't like is the commute on the bus-- the bus is fine, and the commute's not long, but ugh, lots of sketchy people on public transportation.

I'm being CRB rep for Assassins, and last night was the first night of auditions. It's really funny; I think I learned more about how to audition in that one night of watching 8 people than in almost 3 years of auditioning for shows myself. Second night of auditions tonight; Steeeeeeeve and [livejournal.com profile] thedan should be auditioning, so I have lots of auditionees to hug. :)

Since I'm not doing a show this summer, I'm planning to skate a lot-- BU has cheap ice time starting in July, and I have a coach for the summer. Yay! Maybe I can learn an axel. Maybe. But just being coached again, to have someone correcting my little mistakes that have only gotten worse in the three years since high school, will be wonderful. And Heather's really nice.

OK, I should actually be working, so there's enough of an update for now. I doubt anyone's read this far, anyway. ;-)
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Awwwww yeah. Bio department dinner was tonight. Free food at the faculty club. :-D I had two pieces of chocolate cake. Got to spend some QT with Ali and Margaret, who I never ever see anymore. At least Ali and I will have a class together next semester. Maybe then I'll actually *work* on my classes! (Novel idea, eh?)

The Logs came and sang for us. I firmly believe that "All the Small Things" is the best, most appropriate song they'll ever sing. I get an idiotic smile on my face whenever I hear them sing it.

As we went around the room and all the seniors talked about their memories of course 7 and what they were going to do next year, I found myself thinking about what I'll say a year from now, when I'm one of those seniors. And honestly, I have no idea. I don't know where I'll be, besides 'somewhere in California', and I really hope that I'll get to make some fun memories next year. I wish course 7 had more of a sense of community-- it's almost enough to make me want to be a 7.02 TA. Except that there's so much else I want to do next fall, and I just don't think I'll have the time. Well, maybe I can do it in the spring. We'll see.
jaina: (Default)
Awwwww yeah. Bio department dinner was tonight. Free food at the faculty club. :-D I had two pieces of chocolate cake. Got to spend some QT with Ali and Margaret, who I never ever see anymore. At least Ali and I will have a class together next semester. Maybe then I'll actually *work* on my classes! (Novel idea, eh?)

The Logs came and sang for us. I firmly believe that "All the Small Things" is the best, most appropriate song they'll ever sing. I get an idiotic smile on my face whenever I hear them sing it.

As we went around the room and all the seniors talked about their memories of course 7 and what they were going to do next year, I found myself thinking about what I'll say a year from now, when I'm one of those seniors. And honestly, I have no idea. I don't know where I'll be, besides 'somewhere in California', and I really hope that I'll get to make some fun memories next year. I wish course 7 had more of a sense of community-- it's almost enough to make me want to be a 7.02 TA. Except that there's so much else I want to do next fall, and I just don't think I'll have the time. Well, maybe I can do it in the spring. We'll see.

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