Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Peter Petrelli
You scored 54 Idealism, 58 Nonconformity, 16 Nerdiness

Do you ever... get the feeling that you were meant to do something extraordinary?

Congratulations, you're Peter Petrelli! You are a compassionate, idealistic person, which is great. You're searching for your identity and purpose in life, and you have a strong desire to be special, and do something great for the world. You're a bit on the emo side, but you have the best of intentions. Your best quality: Empathy Your worst quality: EMO

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

You scored higher than 99% on Idealism

You scored higher than 99% on Nonconformity

You scored higher than 99% on Nerdiness

Ok, I'm not really sure I understand why my answers gave the result that it did, especially the nerdiness part, but oh well, I like Peter Petrelli.

which hero are you?

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Shopaholic tendencies

So, I'm realizing I really like raincoats. I almost bought one this weekend, and I had to stop myself and say "you don't need a raincoat, you already have three." I just don't think that's normal.

So I've instated a new shopping policy for myself wherein if I buy something, I have to get rid of something. So far, I bought a blue cardigan, and got rid of an old blue cardigan. If anyone wants a new raincoat, holla and I'll think about it:).

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

A Dream for a Dollar

My coworker and I went and bought lottery tickets today, it's up to $370 million or something right now. Daydreaming about what you would do with that much money (or half that much) is fun. Unexpected result though, I'm actually pretty happy with my life as it is. Very happy: when I really am honest with myself about what I would do if tonight I won a ton of money, there's not much I would do differently than I'm doing now. All the things I really want but am not sure I'll be able to achieve, I couldn't buy with money anyway (like fulfillment and a happy, healthy family). At any rate, thinking it over made me feel like I was doing pretty well for myself, so, thanks New York Megamillions, I'll stop complaining so much.

Here's my plan for if I win:

So, let's say, after taxes and other people's collecting their winnings you get $90 million.

I would set aside $3 million each for my sisters in some kind of trust fund deal, and give my brother $3 million up front to do whatever he wants with (he has a family now). Then I would also give my parents $9 or 10 million to do whatever they want with.

I would donate money for more programming in schools, I'm not sure what yet, but I would probably donate to LHS music since I really felt like it helped me out and maybe something for programming to encourage students to push ahead more. I know people might argue with me, and all this talk about genius kids not being pushed enough in public schools is annoying, but I do think it would be worthwhile to make kids feel like school is worth their time. Also, I would fund more bilingual education programs. I would also probably donate to st. jude's children's hospital in my mom's name since she donates a lot to them already. Then I would probably make a donation in my dad's name too.

I would invest a bunch of it in things like bonds and set aside a couple million in a high interest savings account for myself.

I would buy an apartment building somewhere that my friends and I could live in rent free and make look nice and then later if I don't want it anymore I could just sell it for a profit.

Then I would keep working at my current job until next february , and then try to get a science writing internship next spring like I want to do anyway. Then, hopefully after getting into med school I would travel the hell out of summer 2008. Then I would go to med school without having to worry about acquiring lots of debt.

And I would buy myself new glasses and a nice laptop because I need them. I'll probably buy myself new glasses anyway, and actually I bought a refurbished desktop yesterday because I really need a computer, so I guess I don't really need a nice laptop. I'm excited to get my new computer, it's coming this week! Then I'll have a computer in my apartment too and maybe I'll blog more!

Awesome conversations I've had this week

Cab Ride Home on Saturday night

Driver: "Where are you from if you don't mind me asking?"

Me: (No big deal, they always ask me this)

Driver: "No, I mean, you know, I mean, you look like you're from somewhere else, you look like arabic or indian."

Me: (Fine)

Driver: "Where, egypt, Jordan?"

Me: (Usually I lie, but I was surprised that he guessed Jordan)

Driver: "Well are you a real Jordanian? Cause Jordanian's don't usually have black hair like that."

Me: (Again, surprised at his accuracy)
"Also Filipino"

Driver: "Ah, see? I know a lot of things. Can you imagine, our grandkids and great grandchildren, how awful they'll look?"

Me: (What?)
"What do you mean?"

Driver: "Oh you know, all this mixing, bleh, it will be horrible."

Me: "Well...you know, I'm mixed."

Driver: "I understand that."