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Great News! [May. 1st, 2010|10:07 pm]
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Just learned today that Randy and Tracy got engaged! YEAH!

I bet Quinn looks good in a Tux!
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It's back! [Jan. 28th, 2010|09:06 pm]
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The shiba inu puppy cam!

Stream videos at Ustream
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(not so) Brief thoughts [Jan. 19th, 2010|10:11 pm]
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So looks like Massachusetts is a bit more republican right now, and to that I say "Eh" and here is why.

1) The Senate is now 59/41 so the only way things are not going to get passed is if almost all republicans are against everything, which I can't imaging that would happen on the normal run of the mill type legislation.

2) Brown will only have the seat 2.5 years until re-election, if he goes crazy conservative (or even awkwardly conservative) there's not a snowballs chance that he'll win again.

3) For the health bill, the house can just approve the senate version (which I prefer myself) which the president can then sign. Kinks of said bill can be worked out later, which will get more support then the bill as a whole.

4) There are going to be at least 10(?) senate seats open this fall (4 formerly democratic, 6 republican, IIRC) so it could swing either way.

As a last bit, I don't think this is a real "referendum" on the president, from what I saw it was a case of someone very good at politics vs. someone who really sucked at it. Yes, there was some of the vote reflected the state of the economy, and how people think about health care, etc. but I think I can get 25 analyst to give you 25 different tea readings on this one.

Anyways, I'm sure they're will be some hyperventilating and people saying the president has failed or something stupid like that. However, let's not forget that the "supermajority" was tenuous at best, so the talking heads for the next week or so will be extrapolating way to much. In the future at worst there is going to be a lot of digging of heels into the sand. At best there will be more compromise which should that help the country as a whole.

For me, since I can't do anything about said outcome, I'm going back to trying to graduate, and I'm going to donate another $10 to the Red Cross, because that's something I can affect.
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Yes I live [Dec. 26th, 2009|09:18 pm]
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[Current Mood |calmcalm]

Had a chill xmas, full of food and family. Brother and nephew come in tonight/early morning after flying all over the country. Played poker today, did some work in the lab, and got some (non-trampling) love from neighbor's puggle :)

I'll be in Mass. for part of next week too hang, they shut off the heat to all the buildings at UNH for a week to save money. So if you wanna see me it'll be the last pretty much the last chance till I graduate (possible exception of 4th of July). Looks like I'll be shooting for early November to get out of here and get a job and shit, but the down side is I'll be working crazy hours for the next year or so and will have no life (not much of a change from now)

Anyways hope you all had a good Xmas and maybe will see some of you people soon!
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Behold the awesome! [Nov. 24th, 2009|07:28 pm]
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and



and no, don't expect a real update anytime soon :)
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Good explanation on the Peace Prize [Oct. 9th, 2009|03:28 pm]
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Read and comprehend

So that it is clear: Nobel Peace Prize =/= Scientific Nobel Prize. Very different qualifications and politics.
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You'll be missed Bruschi! [Aug. 30th, 2009|11:48 pm]
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[Current Mood |calmcalm]

Tedy Bruschi to retire tomorrow

My guess was it wasn't going to make the cut and with the 4-3 defense he just didn't fit in. But alas he will be missed, he was my favorite player and he was a class act! Enjoy retirement and maybe you'll show up at a tailgate or two :)
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Guys...seriously [Aug. 30th, 2009|04:41 pm]
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So every year the Green Chemistry awards comes out for people who make chemistry less toxic (or 'green' as they put it) I'm all for it, it's good to find ways of making chemistry cause less pollution in the world, but I do have one problem, their award:



Seriously? You're talking about "green" chemistry, and this is what you come up with? It's like total cool, man, but, like, maybe you should change it or something.
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I'll never look at carbon the same way again. [Aug. 27th, 2009|09:16 pm]
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Anyone else have this problem with health care? [Aug. 4th, 2009|03:25 pm]
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So I got a "explanation of payments" from Harvard Pilgrim which says I owe $800 because of a code 85 violation "Due to lack of response this file closed" with a following message "Please submit how, when & where injury occurred" The injury being when I slipped on my stairs and almost damaged a kidney (and no, I did not hit my eye on a doorknob too)

Isn't the hospital supposed to do that when they submit the claim? I went to Harvard Pilgrim's website and their appeal forms says I need an EOP, but doesn't say what the fuck an EOP is. Is there anyone who has had this problem too?
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