The Domain of Steven Pinnacle of Paperless Perfection

16Dec/052

Out of context? Of course.

V. Au: But when I let the parent sleep, the child does work. However I need the parent to die. What is my problem?
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J. Lin: As long as a woman has a baby, she has no real reason to create literature.

I knew that the letter from Carnegie Mellon was way too thin to be an acceptance letter. Makes sense; what more do you need to reject someone than to flick the rapier and go into Prep C? It irks me that I have to write at least three more essays (probably more in the range of four to six). I'm lazy and it takes a while for me to actually start writing, so I may cut down my list of schools. I'm definitely applying to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and I've already applied to SUNY Binghamton. Possibly applying to Boston University. They're reach/safety schools. The real variability comes from the other schools, which happen to be brand name. I'm picking and choosing from Cornell, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins. Well, mainly just Columbia and Johns Hopkins, but Cornell is still in the running.

However, if I couldn't get into Carnegie Mellon Compsci, what chance do I have to get admitted to Ivy League schools? I'd still like to dream, which is why I'm applying to at least one, but I'd rather not waste my time on fruitless dreams (eh, tim?). So I figure I'll get the RPI/BU(?) essays done first, and then write as many dream essays and applications as time allows. Which will, in all likelihood, be only one.

I'm taking the rejection fine. I know things will turn out for the best. I just wish I didn't have to do more work 😛 .

Edit: Okay, did my research and finalized the list. I'm applying to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Boston University, SUNY Binghamton, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins. I'll only have to write a short essay for BU and write an optional (hah, yea right) essay for Johns Hopkins. We'll see what happens with those.

10Sep/0517

“There are 8000 Yiddish words for penis. There’s a volume of the dictionary with the words Penis through Penis.”

Period listings taken from my Sconex profile.

PERIOD 1: Pre-porn warmup (Mr. Quagmire)
Giggity.

PERIOD 2: Architecture (Mr. Rothenberg)
Rothenberg is one of the craziest teachers ever, but that's why we love him. Tons of corny jokes, random references, and random tangents make me stay awake during his lessons. Not to mention I'm considering architecture as a minor/hobby, so the lessons themselves hold interest for me.

PERIOD 3: Architecture (Mr. Rothenberg)
Stuyvesant mandates a type of class called a "10 Tech" during your senior year. These are in the same suit as the 5 Tech classes required in junior year (photography, advanced CAD, robotics, etc) but take up two periods a day instead of one. I don't mind, and in fact I like it, especially because I do well in the class and since the teacher is writing a recommendation for me, I want to shine as much as possible.

PERIOD 4: Electronics (Dr. Majewski)
This is the slacker 10 Tech for the nonartistic. The artistic slackers take Acrylic Painting, the nonartistic slackers take Electronics. Hence Acrylic Painting is mostly girls, and Electronics is mostly guys. But despite exams only being 5% of the grade and being guaranteed a 99 if I simply showed up to class, I'm actually interested in Electronics. Especially because we're using this cool electronics kit, and I love to play around with stuff.

PERIOD 5: Lunch (Mr. Thepersonthatmakesmylunch)
I'm so alooooooone. Except for you, Joanna. And Kimberly and Paul, but I don't even know if they go to lunch.

PERIOD 6: Ap english literature (Mr. Gern)
I'm going to sleep. But I'm going to sleep with friends. Wait, that doesn't sound right...

PERIOD 7: System level programming (Mr. Zamansky)
Everyone loves Zamansky. I think I will too. The computer room we're in got a major overhaul, so it's on par with the computers we were using for AP Computer Science. Which is to say, not as good as the ones we'd play Quake III Arena on, but better than the ones that ran DOS.

PERIOD 8: Calculus applications (Ms. Rubin)
For what I thought would be a class full of jocks, I'm on comfortable terms with more people in this class than any other. And the teacher seems nice as far as math teachers go, so I think it won't be that bad.

PERIOD 9: American government (Ms. Feldman)
I have the opposite feeling about this class. She seems evil. I want Plafker back.

PERIOD 10: Post-porn wrapup (Mr. Quagmire)
Giggity.