February 13th, 2011
Today was half fun, and half work, but that’s a good thing. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, right? EXCEPT Jack Bauer is never dull; he’s as sharp as a knife.
Anyway, I woke up today, and immediately went to have Pho at Pho T Cali with Alex, her roommate (whose name I can’t remember right now), and Lauren Coleman. Hence, that is ultimately my highlight and thus my picture of the day – the people in the picture can be ignored though. It reminded me of the times in February 2010 when I would go EVERY SINGLE SUNDAY with Alexis, Howard, John Torres, and Leandro. Sadly, those times are gone, but it was quite nice to be able to have my first taste of pho in 2011. Unfortunately there was a huge mob of Asians in front of us who were there first, so we had to wait quite a while for our food. But it was all worth it in the end, because the food was ultimately delicious. We then went to Tea Station immediately after, which cost us all approximately 3.41, a dollar and a half cheaper than it said on the menu, but hey, I’m not going to complain about that.
With the fun portion of the day out of the way, I went back to UCSD, and immediately followed it by going to Geisel. There, I did reading for my Video Game Studies class as well as reading for my Communications Class (in preparation for the essay due next Thursday). I left Geisel, went back home, got some Pizza rolls (which weren’t that great), ate them, did some more reading, and then ultimately called it a night as I continued the process of planning my classes for Spring Quarter 2011.
After arriving in an egg on the red carpet, Lady Gaga cracked that shell and stepped out in all yellow onto the Grammy stage, where she performed her new Born This Way single. Sadly, I did not like the performance nor the egg. It was cool I guess, but too much of a publicity stunt just to garner attention. I guess you need to just be weird when you don’t have the talent to back it up, or the beauty.
On February 13th, 1955, Israel has bought four Dead Sea scrolls written at various times between the middle of the 2nd century BC and the 1st century AD. from the Syrians for $250,000. The scrolls together with many others discovered in 11 caves in and around the Wadi Qumran are now housed with many others at the Shrine of the Book, a wing of the Israel Museum near Givat Ram in western Jerusalem. The Dead Sea Scrolls are super important because they include the oldest known surviving copies and extra-biblical documents and preserve evidence of great diversity in late Second Temple Judaism.
P.S.: "Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?" – Thomas Jefferson.