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15 April 2016 @ 07:08 pm
when are you done?
Sam Shue (evilrobotfactory@gmail.com, slshue@uncc.edu)
Sam Shue (evilrobotfactory@gmail.com, slshue@uncc.edu)
Sam • 6:04 PM
can you be done soon?
Sam Shue (evilrobotfactory@gmail.com, slshue@uncc.edu)
I will try
What's going on with you?
can we do something relationshippy and nice please?
Sam Shue (evilrobotfactory@gmail.com, slshue@uncc.edu)
Give me a little bit of time
I'm actually pretty angry
I'm not sure if it's valid or not, but I need to cool off
Sam Shue (evilrobotfactory@gmail.com, slshue@uncc.edu)
I'm sorry. I know you're sad. I wish I were a better person and I could help you feel better
I probably can later, but I'm so angry and sad that I can't control it right now
" Amy came home with me over spring break and had dinner with my family and went shopping with me, my mom, and my sister, and it was actually quite pleasant. I am very happy with Amy right now. I really think I am going to fall in love with her soon."
" In one day I'll get to see Sam again. The thought of it makes me smile. I have this memory/hope of him taking his finger and running it over my mouth. "Those lips..." he half whispers before he kisses me. It makes me shiver inside. I love seeing his deep blue eyes distracted by my face. I feel like the most beautiful creature in existence."
Sam Shue (evilrobotfactory@gmail.com, slshue@uncc.edu)
everything is so stressful
I want to feel like I'm that same person to you again
Sam Shue (evilrobotfactory@gmail.com, slshue@uncc.edu)
yeah 😞
I'm sorry
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10 February 2011 @ 04:04 pm

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10 January 2011 @ 07:38 pm
"Congratulations! Your piece titled Logic has been accepted into Daily Love and will be published on our front page on 2/8/11! (It'll still be available in our archives to link to or read after that date.)"

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Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
09 January 2011 @ 11:10 pm
Very cool Fish ideas
29 December 2010 @ 11:04 am
Loosing my voice, working in a few hours *_*;;;

++++ Major Geek...35.60886%
Dr Barden-

I'm reading my economic botany textbook, which says "Humans are [also] the only animals that will drink alcohol to excess under natural conditions..."

Last semester you mentioned birds becoming 'drunk' when they continue to eat fermenting fruit. [Or was that just dendrology?] Regardless, I know you're somewhat interested in birds, so I thought I would ask your take on this. Do birds induce inebriation purely because they are driven to eat? In birds is this actually inebriation? Would you say then eat this fermented fruit to excess on purpose? The book does not define natural conditions as it is really talking about alcoholic beverages derived from plants.

Also, here's to wishing you happy holidays!




I'm not aware that there is such a thing as "excess". :)

Many organisms are drawn to fermenting fruit, and some have been observed getting tipsy.

It doesn't seem to be entirely for the food value.

Cheers, Larry


14 December 2010 @ 09:36 am

I get a surprising amount of questions when I tell people I work in the copy&print center at staples.
"So what do you do, just, like, copy things?"
Er, yes. I push buttons! Woo! But it's surprising how many weird things people want me to do. I get to see a bunch of interesting documents, from deeply personal [typed letters to the court system over child custody despite abuse 0.o] to awesome stuff like I had last night [a detailed soil analysis of an area, including maps, graphs, and science-y words of which I only had time to sneak glimpses]. The job can be awesome or terrible depending on my customers. Some days I'm constantly running around and don't get breaks, and sometimes I bring books on a flashdrive and read stealthily. [a rare treat]

Sometimes I have no customers the whole day but the store is packed. Mostly, though, I have big jobs to be completed by morning, and have to simultaneously cater to people showing up at my counter. They get really pissed off if I tell them I can't do something, even if I show them how to use the self serve equipment [which is a whole penny cheaper anyway] I have customers that can't read and customers that own companies.

Yesterday I had a woman coming to get a few copies. She looked pretty upset, so I asked her what was wrong. Apparently she had to make the decision to pull the plug on her grandmother that morning, and she was just trying to escape her family ridden house. I talked her down a bit and gave her a free bowling card left to me by a previous customer and told her it might help to go hit something, but it a safe way. She cried and hugged me and thanked me before running out to go bowling. ^______________^ Stuff like this doesn't happen often, but I've definitely seen it more than once.

The only downside is my terrible 'copy expert', so called ONLY because she is allowed to train people. When I don't have anything to do, I go though the staples intraweb of company policies, which is how I know these things. Somehow she got to be a keyholder. God nose how, since she never deviates from her morning shift. She is sneaky- offering special services only to people that spend a lot of money there, and making everyone else look bad if word should get out. I can tell if I have too many consecutive days off, the staff starts to turn on me because she talks trash about me all the freakin' time. She openly insults people to their FACE but mumbles so you can't really hear what terrible things she's saying. She will actually go into the huge crate of recycled papers, dig things out, and leave a note about how we [me and whoever is being trained] fail at life for messing stuff up, yet she does just as much damage. And lastly, she will COPY our order envelopes if they have minor mistakes, and write in red the mistake. [Ironic, because if you ask her about something BEFOREHAND she tells you 'that was in the training' never giving a straight answer] Sometimes, when you have 5 customers at once, everything is not perfect, so this is extremely aggravating. Not to mention, it turns the managers against me.

She is the reason the copy center is so disgustingly dirty, and she is probably the reason for this story/rant. It smells like something has died at my workplace, and NOBODY can locate the corpse. Unfortunately, I don't even smell it anymore.
18 November 2010 @ 08:15 pm
If I had a kid, I would totally buy them this:

28 October 2010 @ 10:59 am
prompted by tromping through the wet forest and coming across an unusually large amount of land snails.

"the operculum [trap door] of some sea snails has a pleasant scent when burned, so it's sometimes used as an ingredient in incense"
03 October 2010 @ 08:16 pm
Relaxing after work with some wine, chips, and salsa that hannah left. She's back in Wisconsin for the week attending to a traffic violation court date.

After getting out of work I restocked on two very important items in my life; coffee creamer and expanding foam. I have plans to make neat-o Halloween decorations using the foam, but I'm waiting for someone to request a chair assembly at staples so I can snag more Styrofoam. This job certainly has benefits. Also, I did practically nothing today- just enough to stay engaged but not overworked. Perfect. During slow hours I re-made signs that are stuck to our work desks with pretty borders so every time Jim [manager] needs to look something up, he will roll his eyes at my folly. No escaping it either, since I used the uber-sticky laminate.

Tomorrow will be interesting since I'm working at the apartment complex, have classes, and go in to staples at night.
How It's Made is online!? coolio.

Also, The music store is doing a rewards system which gives you a 10 dollar off coupon. Thought someone out there would find this information useful.
07 August 2010 @ 01:43 pm


This one is for you, jeannette

07 May 2010 @ 05:53 pm
The bad news is time flies. The good news is that you're the pilot.
04 May 2010 @ 04:26 pm
Jack lost his keys while we were out running errands. I have no idea how. He keeps his house keys on a separate key chain than his car keys so we drove all around backtracking. I have a concert tonight. My apartment manager left early. I left my cellphone at home, which had his personal number in it. Damn you, fred.

After waiting hours to see if he would return, we tried a lock picking set, and eventually realized the only way to get up to our second floor balcony was to climb up the back. Several attempts were made by jack, jorden, and sam... but I could tell they were all too scared -it's really freaking high-

Eventually I said Jordan, go sit on the ledge over there, I'm going to stand on your shoulders, then you stand up, and I will climb up, throw my leg over the top, and hoist myself over the unsteady wood. I need my French horn in exactly an hour.

And it worked. When at the very top, I wasn't sure it was going to. The nervousness of Jack and Jordan were rubbing off on me and my arms were shaking uncontrollably. I just had to take a deep breath and push through it.

I am pumped full of adrenaline right now. Not good right before a concert.
30 October 2009 @ 11:24 am

Many MushroomsCollapse )
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
29 October 2009 @ 09:53 am
So I'm about to take a really difficult Dendrology final. We have to take it this week before all the leaves fall off the trees. There are over 100 different trees of which to know the common, scientific, and family name.

During Tuesday's review:

Dr. M: "Whine complain. All I hear is oh I have three tests tomorrow whine whine whine. SO WHAT. You have three meals!"

And he's absolutely right. That's going through my head as I'm frantically holding up a dried leaf going 'yes, you are green, and I know you start with a C.... but information from other classes is also weeding it's way into my brain'
Current Mood: awakeawake
07 October 2009 @ 06:33 pm
I don't know what you guys do to study, but I always have a really hard time
1. Starting anything and
2. Translating from flash cards to practical knowledge

Tips would be great, but in the mean time, there's this website


That offers not ONLY flashcards, but it will make up tests for you as well! And I think we are going to have a beautiful thing going on soon!
27 September 2009 @ 11:26 pm

Dendrology trip was awesome. Semi-difficult hiking for short periods of time to get to trees endemic to these mountains. *squee* I also learned that at 21 I am the youngest in my class- at least 5 people are in Grad school. I also have decided to take a soil course before I graduate.

Apparently, when at the top you can see NC, SC, GA, and TN. CRAAAAZY.