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Roll on. [14 Mar 2011|01:15am]
[ mood | drained ]

 This Spring Break has been quite the rollercoaster... and everyone knows I hate rollercoasters haha.

The thing that I’ve realized (as silly as it sounds) is that if I want to have certain qualities or believe in certain things I really need to stick to them from the start and tough out the difficult parts. Being diligent requires being consistent through and through – working hard on one assignment doesn’t count. Being hard-working means putting in the effort consistently from beginning to end. Being dependable means being there for others consistently, not just for one or two big things. If I think it is worth taking risks with my heart I need to accept the hurt as part of it. If I want to be self-sacrificing kind of person for my friends, I need to be willing to give when it’s terribly inconvenient or it hurts. I need to be willing to get stranded on Bourbon Street for drunken friends all over again.

It's scary and it hurts like hell right now, but It’s time to try harder. Challenge accepted.

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Thanksgiving Resolution? [27 Nov 2010|01:35pm]
I've realized that every fantastic opportunity that I've lost has been my own damn fault. So this Thanksgiving I'm especially grateful for what I do have and haven't thrown away and ruined. I won't make the same mistakes again. The next drink I have will be to a newish year and to being a better person. I hope it's something strong  :)
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Irony. Or something. [20 Nov 2010|04:26am]
[ mood | frustrated ]

 Having to cheer up the girl you've fallen for because she misses the boy that she left you for simply because you are too nice and care about her... is just adding insult to injury. But it doesn't stop me because I care too much about her to see her unhappy.

Fml.

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Dilemma [19 Nov 2010|09:45pm]
[ mood | amused ]

The question:
Should I wear a backwards snuggie as a robe to see Harry Potter?

Answer:
I have no idea, but I am tempted.

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Did video games make me who I am? [01 Aug 2010|04:39am]
[ mood | satisfied ]

 So after watching Inception and then playing a bunch of video games, I was struck by the not very novel nor original fact that what I perceive as reality has been very much affected by the video games I have played. That is, the way that I interact and interpret my surroundings is a product of both real life and fictional experiences. I've struggled to save the world from almost certain doom countless times and watched as characters I had spent hours with developed into the people I'd hope or turn around and disappoint/backstab me. I've come to appreciate the comradeship that exists when I get on WoW and a bunch of random players of different kinds get together and work really well as a team to clear the dungeon and finish off the boss. (Gnome tank for the win!) I've also come to believe that love is worth physically fighting and killing for with large shiny weapons and colorful explosions. And to be honest, I sometimes live vicariously through these characters I control. All these experiences that I've had... they're not real. They didn't really happen and most of them weren't unique to me. However, what I've observed in these stories and struggles have shaped my mind in terms of what I believe about human interaction, ideals, morals...

... and I wonder if all this attitude/ideology changing from video games is healthy for me.

And then I see that Lindsay Lohan still has fans who see her as their idol.

And then I don't feel so bad.

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Welllllll I guess I'll stay :) [17 Jun 2010|10:50pm]
[ mood | bouncy ]

 I think I'll bring this lil guy back to life. It's summer so there's not many people around Atlanta that I know... so I guess a place to ramble on would be nice   :)   Feel free to unfriend me or block me if my posts take up valuable space/drown you, I won't take it personally I promise heh.

That being said...

RealNetworks has YET to get back to me. While I'm super appreciative of the opportunity they are offering me, it's been almost a week since they said that they were happy to have me join them... but they are still waiting to hear back from HR about what the details of my internship are. So.... I have an internship. Not sure when. Sometime this summer. Not sure for how long. I'm a program management intern. Not sure what I'll be working on. Or with who. Or in what capacity. BUT THANK GODS I HAVE ONE.   :)  I'm still super excited about this opportunity and very grateful for what I have. I also can't wait to get back to Seattle. Home sweet home.

Also in other news, Emory University is under a spam email attack that we're having trouble controlling. Someone is sent out a ton of emails to Emory email accounts saying something like "Your inbox is critically low on space, please enter in your user name and password so that we can correct this problem" or something along those lines. If you reply to the email giving them your Emory credentials, then they hop into your account and use that to send more spam. Oh btw, when I say we, I mean the security team at Emory is disabling accounts as soon as they notice that they're sending spam, and then I (along with my boss and coworkers) make sure their accounts are reset with new passwords and their computers are virus free.

The interesting thing is that in a number of computers owned by spam attack victims, we're seeing domain hacks pointing to a server in the Netherlands run by a company located in... *drumroll* ... Ukraine! As if Ukraine wasn't notorious enough for cybercrime...

Once again (at least in my opinion and experience), today's cybercrime is shifting towards focusing on the one weakness that software engineers cannot patch: the user. Just like with scareware, criminals are trying to trick users into willingly giving away their credentials. We see scareware quite often at on student computers here at Emory, but I never thought that people would target Emory University specifically, though I can't say I'm terribly surprised  :T

I guess the good news is that people will continue to need help with this so jobs like mine should be secure for the moment lol.

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[07 Jan 2009|01:51am]
[ mood | wtf ]

If you are ever thinking about casually playing video games on an HP Pavilion dv2500 notebook... don't do it. It overheats because apparently the CPU and the GPU share heatsinks and HP uses cheap thermal paste. However, today hit an astounding level of absurdity.

My laptop's GPU hit 114°C after play Assassin's Creed on low settings (800x600) for about 20 minutes. 114°C!!!! If it was water it would be BOILING!!!  ><;;;

And you call this a laptop??

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[04 Mar 2008|01:46am]
[ mood | exhausted ]


Damn you midterms! So tired of working... and BENNY BENNASI is coming to the Opera club on Wednesday, the day before my Sociology midterm! If I have to miss him to study...    -___- *

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I'm alive!! [15 Oct 2007|05:18am]
[ mood | working ]

It's 5:18am on a Monday morning/night and what do I choose to do? REVIVE TEH LIVEJOURNAL!!

I'm sorry I haven't posted this or checked this at all... I've forgotten how much I miss when I don't check it and it's my connection to all my friends back home. So hey guys! I'm alive and well and I love Emory University, seriously. And I'm totally in love with the Across the Universe soundtrack, it is just amazing.

I'll post later but until then, I'll be doing chemistry... haha

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HEY LUCIE! [21 May 2007|10:10pm]
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[12 May 2007|04:57pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

2007 WASHINGTON JUDO STATE CHAMPION!!

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[12 May 2007|07:24am]
I've decided to go. Wish me luck!
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[03 May 2007|06:07pm]
[ mood | surprised ]

Today as I was ordering an Emory shirt online it hit me: I'm going to college! And on the opposite side of the country! Holy moley, how did I end up here?

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[21 Feb 2007|10:09pm]
Wow, it's been awhile since I've posted anything.

From the 16th to the 18th, I was at my church's youth retreat and man, that was amazing.

For one, the speaker was great this year. He was a guy in his early thirties who used to be a youth pastor and is starting a new church in Marysville. He currently works as a janitor or something, and his wife works at Starbucks, so these aren't exactly your CEO pastors. The speaker, Matt, was really down to earth and straightforward. While some speakers get all theological and complicated, Matt spoke about being a Christian in a practical way. He talked about what it means for God to accept us despite our faults and how that should change the way we see and treat people. He even explained the Gospel in terms of Nacho Libre and Men In Black  xD

Secondly, I was in the band again  ^^  I love being in the band. As Catherine would put it, I really feel like I'm "in my element" when I'm playing with them. We had a huge 10 person band with guitars (acoustic and electric), drums, bass, piano, and vocalists and it was tons of fun. I love playing my guitar with everyone jamming there with me. The drums, melodic bass lines, fast paced strumming, there's nothing quite like it  =D And the best part is that I'm not performing for other people. Being in the worship band isn't like playing at a recital. Yeah, I'm playing my guitar, but I'm singing and worshiping just like anyone else in the room. It's a group experience, and the focus isn't on me but on singing and playing for God.

And of course, there's the late nights spent playing ping-pong, Mafia, foosball, and eating Cup of Noodles and afternoons spent just goofing off. Exhibit A:



That's Diane (?) on top, Teddy inside, Bob hanging onto the tire with his hands and feet and me latched onto Bob's back with my arms and legs. At this very moment Bob is letting go with one hand and making a piece sign while I pray that he doesn't let go of the tire and squish me  xD  Btw, this tire swing is about 20 feet tall   =)

Enough blabbing:
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[22 Dec 2006|03:00pm]
[ mood | ecstatic ]

THE INTERNET!! IT'S BACK!!!!!

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[28 Nov 2006|07:40pm]
[ mood | confused ]

Here's an interesting thought:

As we go through life, are we learning more and understanding more about our own beliefs or are we just getting better at justifying them?

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[27 Nov 2006|08:20pm]
[ mood | hopeful ]

Please snowsnowsnowsnowsnow!!

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[23 Nov 2006|01:31pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

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[13 Nov 2006|11:03pm]
[ mood | depressed ]

So there's good rap (Jay Chou haha). Then there's just bland egotistical rap. And then there's really bad rap. And then there is this

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[13 Oct 2006|01:17pm]
[ mood | weird ]

Cram.
Wheeeeeee *explodes*

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