Saturday, June 30, 2007

Vic Learns to Post PDF and DOC files onto Biologically Incorrect

This is a Microsoft Word Document of my cover letter:

This is a Microsoft Word Document of my statement of purpose:

This is a Microsoft Word Document of my resume:

The establishment of this mechanism has rendered me as much more efficient than what I had been for the last five hours. Dxmmit. I have to learn somehow!

P.S. I don't know whether Blogger has this service, but basically I used the "File Manager" section of Yahoo Geocities. It's very user friendly for uploading all types of files: word documents, pdf files, and various sorts of images! Please let me know if there are better services otherwise! Gracias! :-)

Vic's Resume for Blue Horizons

Finally, after a year of struggle of a scientist's individual exploration of the arts in the world of economic viciousness, all of her experiences actually amount to useful lines on a resume for a science-art integration program at UCSB! Finally, all my efforts count toward something!

Vic's Application to Blue Horizons

Reminders of Santa Barbara's Beauty and Tranquility

Another "typical" day in Santa Barbara. *whatever*
Vic receives "credit" for the non-stellar photo above :-).

Gestalt aesthetics seem to be a key feature of
initial enticement to donate money, for *any* cause.

College of Creative Studies Reunion at UC Santa Barbara, April 28, 2007

Media and the Environment Conference, UC Santa Barbara, April 28, 2007

Blue Horizons Fliers, Discovered April 28, 2007 at UC Santa Barbara

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Counter Punching Quote

*flashback* I remember my good friend Kristin in the UCR Earth Sciences Department stating along these lines, "If a thought is at the tip of your tongue, but still is unable to come out, then this thought or idea must have been unimportant." At the moment, I was a bit insulted because I had just experienced that frustrating tip-of-tongue effect in our conversation--something in my mind was trying to come out through my mouth but the neuromuscular connections weren't so efficient (I think I was sleep deprived). (And ugh! If only I had the reflexes of Robin Williams! I think his mouth works faster than his mind! Or maybe his mouth has its own separate mind of its own. Maybe that's why it works so fast....). Though I had an instant to feel insulted, I displayed a reflex response: "If a thought is truly important, it will come back to haunt you." Elements in your environment combined with internal elements will trigger the set of neurons to fire and connect again, and make you remember what needs to be remembered. Kristin agreed afterwards. I think we were on a field trip for her research on Cretaceous seeps in Northern California, somewhere near Palo Alto. It was a wonderful week, and a wonderful break from my own self-mutilating, workaholic brain!

I suppose that it will take a while for me to establish concrete mechanisms on my blogging techniques, but the most important thing is that on this very fateful early morning of June 9, 2007, I actually blogged. I feel like I accomplished something new today. Progress, indeed!