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MUSICAL [27 Nov 2007|12:24am]
[ mood | excited ]

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

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Since all my live journal friends are improvisers... [12 Jun 2007|08:48pm]
[ mood | tired ]

...i will not ask for you to vote for GGG or Junk in the austin chronicle's reader's poll. however, would you vote for mojo kickball for best sport? it would mean so much to me.

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fooled me [12 Dec 2006|05:33pm]
[ mood | lazy ]

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!!!!!!!!!!!!

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hypo [11 Dec 2006|05:16am]
[ mood | bklakdjfkdlsaljfj ]

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.

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ran [09 Dec 2006|05:05pm]
[ mood | chipper ]

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 :)

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binding [05 Dec 2006|10:17pm]
[ mood | confused ]

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 :(

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[20 Nov 2006|08:56pm]
[ mood | drained ]

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.

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[09 Nov 2006|11:21pm]
[ mood | silly ]

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.

wimp.

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vitriol [23 Oct 2006|02:45pm]
[ mood | geeky ]

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.

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hmm [04 Oct 2006|08:02pm]
[ mood | blah ]

i feel not quite right. like a little too anxious or a little too needy or a little too irritated. and there's really no reason.

i want answers. not emotions.

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[26 Sep 2006|04:48pm]
[ mood | working ]

i'm THISCLOSE to submitting my first paper for publication. yea.

the guy who was working on something i thought was just similar to my thesis actually proved something THISCLOSE to what i was trying to do. fuck.

eating trail mix does not make my stomach stop growling. teaching at 5 makes me HUNGRRRRY.

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nice [19 Sep 2006|11:04pm]
[ mood | content ]

it just occurred to me that i am the happiest i've been in a long time.

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mathketball [14 Sep 2006|10:17pm]
i have been playing basketball with math people almost weekly for a little over a year. in this time, many injuries have occured: a chipped cheekbone, 5 or so broken fingers (2 were mine!), torn ligaments, and a healthy number of bumps and bruises. but none have been so gory as the one tonight. one of the organizers of the conference i am at (and for the record, one of my mathematical heroes) and his student (for the record, the guy i was supposed to go drinking with tonight) collided in such a way as to lodge player a's glasses deep into the above-eye-areas of both players. fortunately they are both ok. but the blood. oh the bloody bloody blood.

is bball always this rough? or are mathematicians just more injury prone than other subsets of the populace?


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grump [17 Jul 2006|08:49pm]
[ mood | pissed off ]

i am in a fowl foul fawhl mood. landlord 1 says i can't move out. and that i have to put my dog somewhere else. and that i have to be around next week to make sure she's not there. and that i have to move on august 1. i arrive back into town at 11 pm on july 31. and i have nowhere to put dog. and i can't afford to pay rent at both places for the full month.

the most frustrating thing is this is all my fault. because i am disorganized and dragged my feet on saying i was leaving and not realizing that my renewed lease was for august 1 (not august 15 which was when i moved in 3 years ago). so if i get fucked, i guess i deserve it. at least that's what my friend told me when i called him in tears.

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douchebag [27 Jun 2006|12:15am]
i have a best friend. he gets embarrassed when i am drunk and swear. i am hanging out with boys from my first year of grad school. the last time we all hung out was the summer after our first year when we were studying for prelims and were afraid that we would fail and flunk out of grad school and would get wasted on bacardi and coke and pretend to do kungfu but i would get bruised before family trips bc i bruise easily. there is a first year here. he is studying for algebra and topology. he is sober. and younger than my younger brother.
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the quest for balance [11 Jun 2006|04:55pm]
i am never good at striking any sort of balance in my life. the whole month of april and beginning of may, i basically did math without stopping. i attended other events, but my thoughts were always on crosscurvature flow. now its improv. this week i have done 5 shows, 2 rehearsals and 1 workshop. the workshop was with mac and it was fantastic. i don't know what it is, but he creates a magical space. most of the most satisfying, compelling scenes i've done have been in his workshops. and i felt very connected with the other workshop members, only one of whom do i perform with on a regular basis. he is a magician. a macgician. i am not funny.

roxie has chewed up a great many things recently, i think bc i have been busy. she keeps heightening her destruction. the latest casualty was my friend's credit card and book that i was supposed to return for him while he was in china. he does not know his credit card was destroyed. he will come back on friday with his other credit card undoubtably maxed out and will be very very mad at me.
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home again [30 May 2006|11:02pm]
[ mood | content ]

my apartment is messy, my dog is sleepy, i have a headache and a pimple on my chin.

i am SO glad to be home. pittsburgh was full of fun. playing with my nephew, watching cable tv, and reading borderline junky novels. berkeley was full of math, women, and women in math.

can't wait for the barrage of improv in june. so many shows. i'm taking an acting class at ut (much to the chagrin of my adviser). no teaching this summer means that i will work on fun projects math related and non math related. mmmmmm.

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math good [21 Apr 2006|12:13am]
[ mood | silly ]

i did so much math today that my eyes are crossing and my heart is racing. i finally found someone to talk about ricci flow with. he wants to prove some topological result using cross curvature flow. i get to do computations. that ostensibly i can make progress with. fun.

i booked my flights for pittsburgh and berkeley. my nephew walks now. the last time i saw him, he was boring and drooly. i am going to be in berkeley for almost a week, including one conference-free day. it will be weird to go back there, considering.

roxie needs a pedicure.

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everybody needs to get laid [07 Apr 2006|12:22am]
[ mood | drunk ]

girls show tonight. premiered our NEW scripted opening song "girls, girls, girls". unveiled our new improvised opening format "pan right, pan left". had a rip-roaring raunchy show. i played a vibrator (for the record, sara farr thought i was the energizer bunny.) shana sang a song about spooge. there was a gang bang. fun.

at the geometry festival, i played with many math boys. i made dirty jokes. they laughed. i like being the only girl sometimes.

tomorrow i will talk to my postdoc friend about cross-curvature flow. i will have a headache.

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livejournal + internet explorer==me crazy [31 Mar 2006|12:12am]
NOTE: i typed a post but my browser got glitched and shut down. i turned it back on and this was the draft livejournal had autosaved. this was not what i typed.


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i saw the thursday show at the hideout. it was funny. there were a lot of race jokes. i used to be uncomfortable with that. now i'm not. but i think a lot non-comedians are. i'm having a hard time reconciling my sense of humor with my politics. in 5 hours and 14 minutes. going to conferences is my favorite thing about math. free money to go to other cities. i wish i could apply for VIGRE funding next year when the girls go on tour. at this conference i will see many people, including: friend ryan from college, famous mathematician whose "trick" i use to prove my only official result, 2-4 boys i have made out with, dead art bodies.


8 minutes.
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