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galen  ·  757 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The State of Hubski: 2017

I wasn’t on Hubski almost at all in 2017. I mean, shit, I missed my 1000th day as a member. Hopefully I can change that in 2018.

lil, nowaypablo, am_Unition, _refugee_, and everyone else: how’ve y’all been? I missed you!

_refugee_  ·  757 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I miss meeting up with my internet friends. I had that thought the other day.

am_Unition  ·  756 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm good, man! Really good. And it's great to hear from you. You're still one of the only other Texans on the site. The only other one I know of is flag.

How's school? Mine's terrible! But that's what happens when you're still taking classes at age 30. Last class of my life, at least, and the subject matter is stuff I'm genuinely interested in, but c'mon. Hopefully you're not so jaded yet.

Cheers! 'cuz you can drink now, I think.

galen  ·  756 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What's the class?

My school's been great. I hate most of my peers, but Ive gotten to the point where I can ignore the people who don't matter and focus on my friends and studying the things I care about (doesn't hurt that I have 1 required class left).

    Cheers! 'cuz you can drink now, I think.

LOL. Not until I make it to Germany. Still 18 :)

am_Unition  ·  743 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The class is Biological and Molecular Simulation. I have procrastinated quoting the exact name up until the time which it is no longer possible to ignore it. Sooooo right about now.

Yeah, fuck your peers. They're not your peers when they think that you're undermining them with your general underaged-ness. I think Devac can relate, he's about as close as I've seen to you in terms of advanced placement.

Drinking is overrated, and dulls the senses. So yeah, I love it. I do it too much, yet still I make limited progress, despite myself. If you can find a way to stay sane without it, you'll kill your competition handily. And your competition probably had it coming.

Devac  ·  742 days ago  ·  link  ·  

am_Unition's assessment is correct. 'Fuck those guys' is an ever-present motif whenever I'm talking about most (N - 2, really) of my peers.

The more I'm working with PhD (student)-level people, the more I see my supposed peers as total bitches by contrast. Slow to everything – and I mean everything – but passive-aggressive remarks and general whining. Don't care at this point, can get to me on a bad day. I've even adapted a gauge recently: if they don't look salty, it means that I'm not on my 100%. ;)

Also: autism jokes at my expense. I'm not autistic, but it never stopped anyone. I hope this isn't something you will relate to, but I figured it's worth mentioning.

Zum Wohl!

galen  ·  742 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Also: autism jokes at my expense. I'm not autistic, but it never stopped anyone. I hope this isn't something you will relate to, but I figured it's worth mentioning.

I think people are too worried that I might actually be autistic to joke about it. Seriously.

lil  ·  757 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Did you start university somewhere? Are you already in second year? Wow. I'll add an update.

galen  ·  756 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I’m in my third year! In March, I’m going to Germany to start work on an honors thesis and then do an exchange semester.

I’ll say more in Pubski tomorrow :)