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Voicemail has its uses, for example, when one won't be able to pick up the phone for awhile, but needs to relay a message immediately, or when other forms of communication are not possible, i.e. e-mail or texting is inconvenient or irrelevant.

However, I still usually end up ignoring it, thus rendering most of the pros as moot.

(1) Oct 10, 08 - 11:18 AM

On the subject of high school friends, just because you're different, doesn't mean you can't be friends.

(0) Jun 17, 07 - 11:41 PM

Pi is wrong.

Well, actually, maybe it would just be better to use what is currently known as 2*pi. I've always thought it would be easier if sine and cosine had periods that were just pi, not 2pi.

So should pi be 6.283185...? Should pi be the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its radius, instead of diameter? If so, it would take about 50 years for this to gain any momentum in the mathematical community.

(0) Apr 20, 07 - 1:07 AM

What Summer Vacation?

Sunday, July 6, 2008 | 1:38:55 AM
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So, it's the summer after the first year of college. My plans were to do basically the same thing as last year: hang out with friends; watch movies; eat Wings 'n Things followed by frisbee, Guitar Hero, Risk, and potentially legos; get addicted to an MMORPG, road trips to random places, seeing all the old friends, and just relaxing.

But that didn't happen; I got an internship. Would I rather have passed it up? Nah, I really enjoy it. It's a fun, new experience for me. In addition, it seems that it's good for me. Not just because it's something to put on my resume. Not just because I can come back after I've finished school and get a full job. Rather, I found out something: I really like college.

I like being able to pick out your own schedule as opposed to being stuck to an 8-hour day. I like walking everywhere I go instead of driving though LA rush hour traffic. I like learning things that may not have any practical application instead of always doing things for some practical application. I like the whole atmosphere surrounding it. All of a sudden, 5-year plan doesn't sound so bad. And grad school? I'd always been thinking about it, but now I'd go for PhD over Masters.

My cousin told me to enjoy college, because after that, I'd be thrown into the real world. I always knew she was true, but I didn't fully understand it until this internship. So now, I want to enjoy my education (and all the vacation time that comes with it).

I can't wait for school to start again, but until then, I'm just gonna doing my learning at work.

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  1. Jane Monday, July 7, 2008 | 3:56:39 AM

    You have no idea how glad I am to hear that at least one freshman on my floor enjoy college :) I,too, enjoyed last year tremendously so thank you for coming to UCLA.

    And from the look of things, you might end up staying in school even longer than a pre-med hahaha just kidding. Good for you, Ryan.

    But I'll tell you a little secret...college just gets BETTER and BETTER! So enjoy this summer, but don't forget to save all of your energy for next year. It's going to be a BLAST!!!

  2. Scott Tuesday, July 22, 2008 | 4:38:20 PM

    Great to hear your having fun Ryan.

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