Friday, September 26, 2008

Some Pictures from Michigan

Psychedelic Tunnel in the Detroit Airport

The Huron River: As seen from Melissa's Balcony

University of Michigan Hospital: At night it resembles a space station just like SBU Hospital.

The clock tower at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Mongolian BBQ

My plane back to NYC. Taken from the Delta terminal at the Detroit Metro Airport.


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Edward Hopper

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I was listening to some podcast the other day that mentioned Nighthawks, and ever since I've been kind of obsessed with the work of Edward Hopper. I can't remember enough from Art History to say anything particularly pretentious about them. I just like the use of light and the composition of the images. Well that and the fact that some of them remind me of film noir movie posters.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

I'm moving again?

So I've been living on campus in a two bedroom apartment with three other people for the last six weeks. Needless to say it was not the best of situations. The apartment is cleaned only enough to prevent the mildew in the bathroom from achieving consciousness and exacting its revenge on those of us who vainly attempt to combat mold and fungal infection. My roommates are especially anti-social, one moved out and I did not know for days after. Another came home with a bag of whole fish which he promptly left on the counter for hours before they disappeared to parts unknown Because of all of this, my office and I have become good friends, as I haven't felt the need to venture home except to sleep and eat.

Um... yeah it does not really look like this. Thanks Stony Brook.

Anyways, when I first moved in I complained pretty vocally to the management about the apartment not being cleaned between the last tenants moving out and myself and my illustrious roommates moving in. Apparently by doing this, I was put on some sort of waitlist for better housing. This week, I was informed that a single room was available in another apartment in the same compex I live in now. I toured the apartment this morning, and it is significantly nicer (and cleaner) than my current situation.

So for the second time in six weeks, I'm going to by moving. I'll be glad to have my own room again and hopefully be free from whole fish on the counter and presentient mildew. I'll probably be moving again once my lease is up, but at least I'll have my own room from now on.

Mildew: It really only looks like this under 3D confocal imaging and in my bathroom.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Nigerian E-mail scam


Dear Sir Taxpayer,

Request for Urgent Business Relationship

This letter may come to you as a surprise, please treat it like a blood brother affair. Your address was made available to me by a good friend who works with the nigerian chamber of commerce and industry IRS.

I am Dr. Chinaka Steve,Hank Paulson, the principal accountant with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) U.S. Treasury Secretary. I am writing on behalf of my colleagues in the NNPC Wall Street.

We would like to transfer the sum of thirty two million $700 Billion (or more). This money is now deposited in the NNPC U.S. treasury account with the Central Bank of Nigeria.

We have been safeguarding this money waiting for conducive time for its transfer.

The current favourable political climate since the assumption of duty by the new civilian administration presented an opportunity for this money to be transferred out of the country is, ye gods, about to run out in 45 days! So ACT NOW!

The Code of Conduct Bureau does not allow us to own and operate foreign account print the money, therefore, we needed a foreign partner that will present himself as the sub-contractor by providing his bank particulars so that the money will be transferred into from his personal account.

For your assistance in this business, your share will be 30% of the total sum we will stop scaring the living daylights out of you.

If you are willing to assist us in this transaction, please call your Representative in Congress.


Hank Paulson