It’s kinda sad and somewhat funny how much time and thought can go into a simple text. Since that’s the most common method of communication among the younger crowd these days, we put a lot of thought into what we say since people can’t hear the tone of our voice or sarcasm or how loud or soft we’re trying to say something. Speaking for myself only actually I just think it’s kinda interesting :P even like “where are you” could be excited, concerned, true wonder. a simple “what” could be disgust, a question, or shock. trying to convey all this with written words isn’t always the easiest thing…but it’s not always cryptic and convoluted haha ‘tis all!
It’s Friday! And I think we’ve reached an impasse.
No labels, no stopping, no giving up after what you’ve done for me.
All that still holds true. I’m guessing there should be more effort put into this, and there is no reason to take the easy way out. Unfortunately, it’s been an “uphill battle” fighting a rapid decline in communication. Don’t worry, the years will pass quickly. Emotions will phase in and out and something like this may cycle who knows how often. I’ll stay committed to the un-commitment because as I said it was the least I could do. You wouldn’t take advantage of that, I know. In fact I’ve probably taken advantage of it more than anything. Which resulted in guilt. A temptation that I had the power to overcome, just not the will. With that, there will be change, and it’s already started. For now a forewarning: don’t be mad if things aren’t the same next time. With the environment, people change as we have. There’s a history that cannot be erased and will keep some sort of bond still strong. But that’s all I’m going to say. No double standards. No lies.
No regrets. Learning how to say no. I’ve fooled you more than once, and won’t do it again. With my interpretation, I’m still doing what I said. And you’ll see after these years what I meant. It may not be what you expected, but it’s the best I could do while pleasing the people that matter most. Anywho I hope you’re having fun! I’ll write and whatnot as often as you seem available :) ttfn ta ta for now!
So at the Skyline Science Lecture today there we had the president of a medical patenting company come and speak about their products. Their newest product (now starting after a move from East to West LA) has just begun and will pick up speed in November. A short recap so I don’t forget what he spoke about: basically there’s islet sheets and cells that produce insulin within them that can completely graft with the pancreas, allowing an effective treatment for diabetes. Their selling point is the mobility: these sheets are removable and replaceable at will. They have been testing on rats and pigs, with some success but also some various issues. Not to mention the body’s own immune response that would reject any foreign implants. So the outlook for this product is good! And even better is that they should know whether or not it will work within the next two or so years.
Q&A brought up some good points about patents, moving overseas because the patent system in America is in his terms everybody suing each other, which basically gets us nowhere. Among other issues that they will have to deal with during the research process.
Finally the question about his operas. Oh yes, this very intelligent and extremely business minded man, upon the questioning of one of our professors, reveals that he is writing a musical and is currently working on the second act. It’s about a man named Max who lives his whole life rather successful, but is somewhat depressed. In the beginning of act two (after the intermission) he comes back as a woman. Indeed he has gotten a sex change and has failed to notify his best friend. The two are at a bar and the new woman does not yet know how to ask for a drink as a lady so she is experimenting with different techniques.
The unpredictability meter seriously exploded haha but just a something that came completely out of the blue. Listening to his lecture, an opera would be the last thing to come in mind. That’s just the cherry on top that makes unpredictable people pretty awesome :P
Romans 5:3-5:5: And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. ----Hope you feel better soon.
Aww thank you anonymous person! I definitely haven’t been praising God for both the suffering and joy that He gives us and have to work on that. I hope I can be an encouragement to others like you have been for me! Have a wonderful day :)
DFTH Teeth Strong was a huge success! All the hard work paid off :)
Were able to treat some 120 or so patients! (don’t know the exact number) and didn’t have to turn any away this year because of overcapacity or anyhting.
The greatest thanks to all of the doctors, scope volunteers, RDAs, assistants, hospitality, security, runners, etc etc who worked unpaid for up to 12 hours to make this day the success we strive for.
Everything was a lot more organized this year and there was a good steady flow of patients that were coming in. In the middle of the day we were pretty discouraged because of the lack of a line we saw outside the door, but we wound up staying until almost 7pm waiting for the last patient in the chairs. So I guess this system worked better than we envisioned :D
Other than the canvasing and advertising at random churches, there could be a few revisions to how we advertise and get the word out of the event. But then again we don’t want to over-advertise and have to turn people away.
All in all it was still a success! Met a good quota that hopefully we can beat next year since we have the procedure down, we just need to tweak a few things here and there. Still, through all of the stress, planning, working late nights, organizing and whatnot, a nice dinner was the perfect way to wind down the day.
Everyone’s feet are swollen like sausages and working for some 16 hours is…craycray. Cheers to everyone who helped and made the 3rd annual Free Dental Care Day (for lack of a better name right now) another wonderful event :) If anyone wants to help out next year we could always use more volunteers! But time to sleep for the next day and a half…
I’ll try to say this in the nicest way possible, since it didn’t really bother me, but this is just to set some things straight.
First off, no one really asked what you thought about me or my friends. I mean, I saw you downtown the other day (and I know you saw me too) while I was with some of my friends. Does that make us cute too? “cuuuuuute” But really now, suddenly hanging out with a singular person is such a crime. It’s not the fact that you somehow know I was hanging out with my friend, but why does it matter that there’s only 2 of us? When you hang out with people 1 on 1, why does it have to mean anything? Don’t act like you haven’t done that because I know you have. The term “hanging out” describes exactly what people do with each other, whether its 1, 2, 20 people, whatever. If it was a date, let’s be mature and call it a date. But I don’t feel like going to church constitutes grounds for being called a “date”. Personally, after what happened, a little more caution is being expressed before any other relationships start. You have your own system of getting to know people and building friendships, and I have mine. Unless you have some sort of concern, we should probably keep it that way.
Secondly, why do you care? or STILL care? By now I thought you would have gotten over whatever happened in the past. Now I can go into great detail about the multiple reasons why I would think you would have gotten over our relationship or what gave me that impression, but that’s none of my business and this is none of yours. Just like what you said when some certain “meddling hoes” were poking around in your love life. I don’t know what went on between you guys, but frankly, I’m not supposed to know and have no interest in what you do with my friends. Because, once again, it’s your life, so I’ll stick to mine. I agree, people should not be stooping around your business without permission and whatnot. That said, please abide by your own rules.
In effort to not call you out on why you might have called me (since people don’t need to know what you do on the weekends) I’ll just say this is the 3rd time this has happened. Voicemails, texts, calls. If it’s becoming a problem, you should probably delete my name from your phone. Sure my number might still be remembered (I was able to recognize yours pretty quickly), but it’ll take a little more effort and thought before making these calls. Still confused about how you know who I hang out with or how you know what I do on Friday nights. Since you blocked me on facebook, I would think it’s only cause you don’t WANT to know what’s going on in my life anyway. If you’re so interested, then you can unblock me and see for yourself. I have nothing to hide. I don’t even know if that’s how the whole blocking thing works, but do what you want. What else…
Oh right: “Youre still the same bitch huhh” I don’t even know what you mean. Yeah I give people rides when needed? Hang out with my friend(s) when wanted? If I did something wrong by hanging out with people, then sorry to ruin your night. Trying to put this into the least condescending and scrutinizing way possible, there’s a lot to be said, and just that much that shouldn’t be said (on Tumblr especially). I don’t want to tell you to go to church or stop doing stuff that will result in you calling me or hanging out with boys (even if they’ve been my friend for a long time). Just go on doing your thing. That’s what I got out of the conversation we had 10 months ago. But to settle any questions you might have: no, we’re just friends going to fellowship. And no, I’m not the same beezy.
I hope that sets things straight a bit. It seems like your senior year is going pretty well. If you have anything else to say, go ahead and ask since you definitely have my number and you seem to be interested. If not then we’ll continue on with our lives the way they have been for the past almost a year now. Until next time.