"...the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like the fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars..."
- Jack Kerouac
Candidate Colbert - The Caucus - Politics - New York Times Blog
8:43 pm EDT, Oct 17, 2007
Stephen Colbert — who announced plans to run for the presidency, at least in South Carolina, on his Comedy Central show Tuesday night — is apparently serious enough that his staff reached out to the state’s Democratic and Republican committees in advance of his announcement.
So, for many years, I have been into playing games on my computer. One of my favorite games is Myst...I am really interested in games where I am solving puzzles/figuring things out, etc. However, lately, I have found it quite challenging to find similar games as Myst...and at the moment, I have no game that I am working on, which is driving me crazy. Thus, I am wondering if anyone around Memestreams knows of any good computer games that are Myst-esque. I am mostly interested in puzzle/adventure games. I really am horrible at playing games involving me having to kill something before it kills me (too stressful) but if you know of any good game, even if it isn't an adventure/puzzle game, let me know about it.
And no...I am not interested in getting sucked into WOW or anything...I do have a PhD to work on after all (which requires actually going to work):)
Getting a Ph.D. today means spending your 20’s in graduate school, plunging into debt, writing a dissertation no one will read – and becoming more narrow and more bitter each step of the way.
Yep, that sounds about right. Funny, this article is mainly written about graduate students in other fields and not science, however, grad students in science face the same problems. Universities are supplying many more science PhDs than are "academic" positions. Lucky for us, there are MANY other jobs out there in which our degree is useful, and most of those jobs aren't even research oriented. Graduate school is an interesting process...some people, by the end, are so happy to go off to do an "alternate" career. On the other hand, in my opinion, if I have worked so long and so hard to obtain the ability to do research, my next job had better come with my own lab bench and a pipette (and some minions....yeah....).
Today, Clint and I are brewing pumpkin brew. This is by far my favorite brew we do all year round, mainly because of the aroma of roasted pumpkin. Last time we brewed this, it was an absolute hit (as in, the keg was empty a few hours after we kegged...I didn't even get any...damn house parties), so I am looking forward to trying this.
In secondary : Paulaner Hefe clone and a high gravity belgian beer....oh yes.....winter is going to be good.