Thursday, May 29, 2008

Flashing Lights

Kanye West Flashing Lights Video (Version 2) from RockBox on Vimeo.

Here is a different version of the "Flashing Lights" video by Kanye West. I like this version. I feel connected to the characters

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Graduate

It is official: I am now a college graduate!! I graduated May 18th. It is unbelievable to think that my college life is now over. Now, I am left with a bittersweet feeling in my gut. I was very ready to leave and start my new journey. I just love starting over and beginning again.

Yet I also wish it is not over.

First of all, I love the friends I have made there. From strip club trips to early morning Mario Kart sessions, it was all gravy. I can no longer wander across campus to see them. Life will be different without them at my finger tips. However, I hope them the best. They will be successful. I just want them to know that just because I don't see them often, it does not mean I love them any less.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Back In Business

I am good now. No more chickenpox. I am no longer contagious!! I started class on Monday and it actually feels good to be back. That cabin fever started to kick in like none other. I would sneak out the apartment just to get some air. It is difficult catching up however; I hardly did any work while sick.

Graduation is almost here. I have a bunch of friends that are coming up and I am excited!! The freedom train is on the way!

Congrats to Obama! He won N. Carolina by 14 percentage points. He barely lost Indiana but thats ok. I do believe Hillary should quit. Mathematically, there is no way she can win. Also, if she does get the nomination, it would tear the party apart. The perception would be that party leaders, not the people, chose the candidate. And we all know that perception is everything.

We essentially had show and tell for my Archaeological Theory class. We had to bring in a piece of material culture. Our discussion was about how things and humans interact. Objects are manifestations of ideas and relationships. My stripper pole represents a lot. This is what the professor said:
  • My social status: It is very expensive and many people chipped in to buy it. It shows my ability to bring in resources, which is very high.
  • It also represents in general, my friendship with these people.
  • It represents a commercial transaction between men and women
  • It also represents gender relations
  • It is also represents a power relationship between women and men
  • It also demonstrates how I relate to the opposite sex
  • There was also a discussion on how the form and the pole itself gives meaning to the object
It was quite insightful. I never looked at an object like that. So now I am sitting in my apartment analyzing everything. And there is a lesson in archaeological theory

Sunday, May 04, 2008

This Is Talent

This is talent right here. This was Ryan Leslie on Sirius Radio with DJ Green Lantern. Ryan Leslie did this live! He improved off of Lil Wayne's "Lollipop". I was just amazed at it.