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Sushi Overload
Wednesday. 1.23.08 12:51 pm
I mixed things up a bit yesterday. After actually being able to cook myself some breakfast in the morning, I got to my 11:00am class on time for once in my life and actually got to sit somewhere else besides the very very back of the auditorium.

After class ended at 12:20, I went to Rimac and got to work on my fitness until 1:30; from there, I went to my Japanese lecture, and from there went to my intro to acting class at the other end of my campus. It was a pleasant walk; not too cold and not too hot. In class, we played this warmup exercise/game called 'Scorpion' where the point of the game is to avoid getting 'pinched' by the selected 'scorpion' all while everybody's eyes are closed. I was chosen to be the first scorpion, and I thought I did a pretty awesome job. I ran into the wall head first about two times, but I tagged all but two people on my first try, so I'm good.

After class, Michael and I went out to get some dinner so we drove around La Jolla and ended up at this awesomely delicious new restaurant near the beach called Sushi Boat. I think we were some of the restaurant's first customers because the owner(?) kept coming up to us while we sat at the rotating sushi bar and just had small talk with us for a bit every now and then.

Ok, so I don't want to say that we went overboard on sushi yesterday, but we did. Together Michael and I had around 14 plates of sushi and I topped it all off with some black sesame mochi which was just as good.

When I got home later that evening I got ready for bed and just kind of laid there for what seemed like less than a hot second when I fell asleep. Yeah, that was definitely sushi overload.

Overall, it was a great little restaurant situated in a really nice location not too far from campus and just a walk away from the beach. Yum.

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MacBook Pro Anxiety
Friday. 2.15.08 12:52 pm
I feel so neurotic right now.

I bought a MacBook Pro about two weeks ago (the so-called 'low-end' version) because it was on sale for $1599 at the bookstore on campus. However, I can't help but feel a little uneasy because for an extra 5 benjamins I could have gotten the 2.4 with twice as much vram; Honestly, I don't think I would ever need to drive a 30' monitor along with the laptop, nor do I see myself running GPU intensive applications like Motion or Maya, yet I just feel like since I was already making a small investment I might as well have put my funds into the higher-end model?

Maybe I just wanted to future-proof my investment a bit more, or maybe I'm just ridiculous. The higher-end MPB was on sale for $2099 with the purchase of AppleCare which would make it out to be about $2200 with taxes. I bought the one I have now for about $1700. I have a friend who still uses a Powerbook G4 from his 1st year in college because it suits him just fine. But I can't compare apples to oranges (no pun intended).

I don't know. Sometimes I just rock my world with absurd and oftentimes unnecessary excess baggage in the form of mental constructs and verbal obstacles when I know the MPB I just procured is definitely more than enough for what I will be using it for in the coming years to come (the occasional Doom 3, Quake 4, Sims 2, Photoshop, iMovie, and maybe Final Cut).

Whatever Marc, build a bridge and get over it. Seriously.

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