In about 45 minutes, many of my top colleges are releasing their decisions. I might end up brig really happy or sad or bouncing in between those two extremes. I’m nervous, but not as nervous as some people probably are today because I’ve already gotten into a school that I really love and could see myself going to for the next four years.
I just don’t want my acceptances or rejections to change who I am. So I decided to make a short, non-exhaustive list of the things that matter to me so I’ll never forget:
No matter what happens today, I’ll always have these things.
Yes, even that last one.
EDIT: HOLY COW I GOT IN TO ALL OF THEM.
(This post got a little delayed, but better late than never, right?)
Pi Day is probably every nerd’s favorite holiday. Thus, being the nerds that we are, my AP Physics class decided to celebrate. We each baked (or bought, if you’re culinarily challenged like me) some type of pie for a big pi(e) party. It was probably the most unhealthy fun I’ve ever had in my life.
Warning: This post is image-heavy, especially with pictures of high-calorie and sugary foods. You will probably gain 20 pounds or get diabetes just by looking at it. (Photos under the cut)
Recently, my parents and I were walking in the park. Suddenly, just a few yards ahead of us, a giant mass of branches fell off a rotting tree and landed with a thud.
We were shaken. If they had fallen maybe 20 seconds later, or if we had walked just a little bit faster, they could’ve hit one of our heads. And who knows what kind of injuries they could have inflicted.
I spent the rest of that walk suspiciously eyeing the guilty tree every time we passed it, and it made me think:
You never know what’s going to happen. You could be just be innocently walking along, when BAM, disaster strikes. There might not even be any reason behind it. It could just be pure coincidence.
That’s why you’ve got to appreciate every moment.
…Wow, that came out way musher than I intended. But my point is, take a moment to reflect on how lucky you are just to be alive. You never know when a big pile of branches could conk you on head.
Well, that’s it for my public service announcement for today. Now get off the computer and go live your life!
I had all 4 wisdom teeth extracted this morning. A few years ago, I had another 4 molars pulled, which means that now I’m missing 25% of the teeth an adult human is supposed to have.
That’s a rather dubious distinction, but I’m proud of it. I’ve been through so many dental procedures in my life that this latest one is just another badge of honor.
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I just finished my third song (yay!). My first two songs were more on the sad side, so I figured I’d change the pace with a happy one :). Check it out, and let me know what you think.
On a side note, I’m getting my wisdom teeth out on Monday. Urk. So for at least the next few days, I’m saying goodbye to singing, and solid food for that matter. They will be missed.
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Hi, guys! I wrote a song! It’s the second song I’ve ever written. Give it a listen?
I’ll just leave it here… (lyrics under the cut)
“More and more, we find that our mathematical research and artistic projects converge, with the artistic side inspiring the mathematical side and vice versa.”
— Erik Demaine
Needless to say, I am determined to go see it.