In my heart I can calculate a Laplace Transform
East of Manhattan Avenue you can find nice rocks
It’s winter. But, somewhere, people are in in Miami, and it’s not winter there.
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We saw _Dallas Buyer’s Club_ this weekend. While I think the film has been criticized for not depicting the horror of AIDS victims actually dying, (the film may make it look like a lot of people “got better” during the 80s AIDS scare), I found it refreshing that the lead character was NOT gay. He was a straight man who had HIV, and later AIDS. This film makes a subtle gesture to the fact that many straight people experienced the horror of the AIDS scare in the 80s, not just the gays, and that HIV is not a “gay” disease, of course.
On a totally separate note, my fantasy student club would be a gay engineers club, which so far seems to be missing from academia. There is a healthy dose of homophobia circulating in science/engineering/technology/mathematics classes/maybe all college classes at certain colleges, and there seems to also be a general lack of gay/female perspectives in the science/math classes I’ve experienced so far. So, we need all the gay engineers we can get to come out of the lab closet! The club could be called League of the Pink Wrench and each new member would get a wrench spray-painted pink.
We would have a portrait of Alan Turing in our gay lab. What other gay scientists can you think of?
Today my neck is wrenched. I am swapping time on the heating pad with reviewing power series in Differential Equations. Josh G wants to make a heart rate monitor that can trigger drum sounds. I have exams on Wednesday and Thursday and my parents will be here in no less than three weeks. Also, if you didn’t know, here are seven things that are absolutely always boring to talk about:
I deleted my Facebook account, over, say, a month ago. Now, instead of feeling disconnected from my family and friends that connected with on FB I actually feel more connected to them. And how is that, you may ask.
Well, for one, I actually call people on the phone. And talk to them, and have meaningful communication. Instead of lazily exchanging likes and playful comment banter on posts about drag queen/cat videos, I reach out to people I want to maintain a relationship with and talk to them on the phone.