Life of Amy

CogSci, Knitting, and Other Shenanigans

identity crisis? February 27, 2008

Filed under: humor,links,random — Amy @ 4:01 pm

Surfing the internet while attempting to study leads to all sorts of gems, and today, it happens to be Stuff White People Like. Don’t get me wrong. Or, perhaps, if you’re that shallow, do, but I am almost assured now that I am a white person. Heaven help us all.

I promise more birthday details later, although, alas, there were no photos taken. However, Lambrusco was imbibed, and it was good. 🙂


another year older February 26, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 2:32 am

Originally uploaded by xeviharo

Happy Birthday to me … I’m officially 22. I’ve been in college for almost 4 years. I have amazing friends and family. I’m so blessed. What more could I ask for. I’m as … happy as a ladybug in a daisy? Perhaps I need a more accurate description. I’ll write it after the day is through.


be still my broadway-loving heart February 21, 2008

Filed under: humor,theatre,videos — Amy @ 12:11 am

John Gallagher, Jr. & Jonathan Groff. I’m a total fangirl right now. A fangirl who needs to compose herself. Okay … I’m okay.


newsflash! February 19, 2008

Filed under: links,politics — Amy @ 1:33 am

Castro is stepping down! I suppose I should have seen this coming … so he’s not dead after all!

My favorite quote from the Reuters article:
“Castro, 81, said in a statement to the country that he would not seek a new presidential term when the National Assembly meets on Feb. 24.”

… I don’t think there have been true elections in Cuba since Castro came to power. Oh well … now we just get to deal with his brother, Raul, who is 76 to Fidel’s 81. Wonder where he might be in 5 years? It’s the last communist stronghold in the Western Hemisphere, but I’ve got to say, it’s just not going to be the same without Fidel.


love you more than anyone February 6, 2008

Filed under: college,faith,life,love,photos — Amy @ 11:21 pm

Henna on back
Originally uploaded by greedus2

There are times when I doubt my purpose. I wonder why I’m in my major, why I’m here at UCSD, what I want out of life. And then it smacks me in the face. Multiple times in one day. I’m running into my friends everywhere, in the most unexpected ways.

First, in the library, catching up with a friend who I haven’t been able to spend time with as much this year as the last. Next, a friend called me with concerns about another friend. I later got in contact with the concernee, and she got to share with me what was going on in her life. Follow that up with Bible Study, where I was proud of the study that resulted. I feel like the study leaders have learned a lot, and we’re finally reaching the potential I felt we could. We’re progressing, and I couldn’t be happier. Finally, tonight, I left study late, after some rousing conversation and ran into a friend. She looked stoic at first, but it was more than I could have ever guessed …

My friends are brave and strong. They are amazing and beautiful. I love them so much, and I am so blessed to have them in my life. I only hope I could be a fraction as inspirational to them as they are to me.

A little cliche, I know, but considering that I’ve been under a lot of stress this week, it has been a wonderful day.



Filed under: college,life,photos,rant — Amy @ 6:55 pm

The Gaze
Originally uploaded by Anna Pagnacco

I’m working on a project that focuses on the details of the everyday world. Right now, I’m having trouble focusing. Ironic, isn’t it. I think I’m taking to finding photos on Flickr that suit my blogging moods. This is more fun. Beats being boring.

So I’m sitting in the library, and I have done some work, but right now, I’ve hit a rough spot. I’m not sure where to go, or what to right, so I’ve got to just analyze my data and step away. I might go to study tonight and see what we’re up to, then I can go home and finish my analysis. This process is long. I knew I should have given myself more time. Hey … at least it’s still the day before the project is due. 🙂


Wool February 5, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:55 pm

Originally uploaded by Sukanto Debnath

An interesting photo for a new year. Hopefully I’ll continue blogging, but I can make no guarantees. Eep!


ready or not …

Filed under: photos,random,rant — Amy @ 5:56 pm

Originally uploaded by Dappers

This is how I feel right now … well, sort of. Bright, but ready to smash my head against the wall.

Let’s put it this way. “Winter quarter needs to shove off and die.”

And yes, oh yes, I blogged two different photos in the span of five minutes. What can I say? I’m ignoring my studies and trolling Flickr.



Filed under: photos,random — Amy @ 5:54 pm

lil monks
Originally uploaded by Sukanto Debnath

I love this photo, and I thought I would share it with whoever reads this blog … I’m guessing that’s not many people, but this is mostly for myself, anyway.


lightning struck

Filed under: college,life,politics — Amy @ 11:21 am

I hate that I perform well under pressure. Although, perhaps not, as I get by by the seat of my pants and I’m never sure why. I love my ideas in desperation, but perhaps I can incite desperation in advance. Yeah … that would be nice. Anyway, not much time to type, just to say I’m not dead. Will write more later in the week.

Oh, and Happy Super Tuesday!