As you may know, I am performing in Yellow Tape Construction Company's "The Ultimate Christmas Musical, the Musical". The show opens this week and runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 pm at the new Salvage Vanguard Theater (2803 Manor Road), until December 22. The show is a lot of goofy fun, but it is definitely a little off-color.
Tickets are usually $15, but on Friday, November 30, or Thursday, December 6 show up with your current student ID and it'll be only $10. Plus -- it's BYOB!
The Ultimate Christmas Musical, the Musical (www.yellowtape.org)
When one little boy loses the Spirit of Christmas, his disbelief sends the North Pole into chaos — Rudolph is a diva, the elves are disenfranchised, and Santa has suddenly started growing old! Can Frosty the Snowman and his sidekick, Soniyeve — the pluckiest elf of all — possibly save Christmas before it’s too late?
*Please note: this show contains some grown-up language and humor that might make it inappropriate for kids under 14.
November 29 through December 22 Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm at the new Salvage Vanguard Theater
i expected today to be the start of my break. and i needed it to be, as i am currently frustrated as hell with math. but after a 2 hour meeting with my advisor yesterday, she drops the bomb that we should meet next week. awesome. so i'm at quacks trying to work, but all i want to do is do a crossword puzzle and play basketball. and eric's really busy this week, and i'm feeling sad that i can't spend much time with him, even though i finally have the time. i value my independence above almost anything else, so i feel kind of like a douche that i don't want to go see a movie by myself tonight. BUT I WILL!!!!!!!!!!!!
argh. i just started taking birth control tonight. i let myself get worried about it all evening...would i have side effects, is it safe, etc. now i am having a sharp chest pain that is almost certainly anxiety related but i don't know for sure and now i can't sleep and i have a meeting with my advisor tomorrow and i hate the fact that i am back in this position. i thought this crap was under control.
i officially decided that i am going to run the 3m half marathon in january. running this race had been something of a tradition for me (if two years in a row constitutes tradition). last year, health problems precluded my beloved way to spend an early january morning. i went for a successful 8 mile run today, so i decided that i can do it. PLUS, the course goes right in front of my house. this really doesn't matter that much, but roxie likes to sit on the ottoman in front of the window and look out, so i can wave to her as i run by. when i was little, my mom used to run the erie marathon which went right in front of my great great aunt's house. so i would go and sit out on the porch and cheer for her.
ggg goes to see diamond smugglers tonight. we very rarely get to spend non-business time together as a group, so i am super excited :)
i cannot get bounds. each path that seems fruitful leads me back to the trivial bounds that i already know. my coauthor is in town until friday, and we decided we should finish our problem this week. posting to my journal is not helping.
does alpha^2-beta*gamma have a sign????? i don't know :(
today i fell off my bike right onto my hip. i broke the pedal clean off. i am sore and i can't take my pants off without screaming in pain. barf.
and a bad but admittedly catchy song by a band i don't like but admittedly used to like when i first met my best friend jason is in my head, due to the parody that ggg just recorded of it. i did my best impersonation of the lead singer, which was actually fun and which actually sounds kind of good. i will make my living in a top 40's cover band.
just finished thursday night geometry dinner with several math professors and a post doc. i don't often go to thursday night dinners, bc i often have shows. but i knew the visitor this week, so i went. it was a very yummy time at vivo. why do i love the salsa so much?!? its so good, i don't yearn for queso. this was going to be a parenthetical until i realized it was the most important part of the paragraph.
now i should do work bc i didn't actually do, talk, or think about math at dinner. however, all i want to do is write bad jokes on the forum and send dumb emails to remind people about things. i call myself a night person, but i haven't been able to work late any night this week.
i hate it when someone you used to be close with and maybe even used to almost love but then you stopped because of a certain thing about them that was intolerable but then you are still affiliated with them and they do something that reminds you of why you decided not to be with them and it pisses you off way more than it would if it was anyone else doing the same thing.
i'm not talking about my goddamn thesis. but i might as well be.
on the other hand, i love rap. i want to know more about it. i want to be an expert and when people meet me at math conferences or in the grocery store, they will be shocked at what i know and how i flow.