UTK: A Science Olympiad Experience: Night One

By: Astrometeor , 4:02 AM GMT on April 08, 2013

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Beginning of Night One

So, yeah, I stayed in the girls' room for a couple hours reading some old notes from regionals, and researching Milkankovitch cycles on Wikipedia. They yelled at me for being a Republican, apparently all three Asians in there think Reps are stupid and so they are Dems instead. Whatever. I shall post some other time when I get done with a book I am reading on why the Dems thinking is horribly wrong. Busra was like, "reps are just the b-word." I said, "b-word?" And Michelle replied, "B-word? You mean bi*ch, right?" At which point all 4 of us in there laughed. Another girl, Ranine, was working with my little brother for three hours that night building something called a helicopter (doesn't look like the real things), and she was cursing at how long it took for the glue to dry.

After a while, when Michelle got into her pajamas and then began to study while tucked in to her bed, (I could barely tell if she was asleep) Busra began hinting at me that I should go to bed. Finally all three, Ranine, Busra, and Michelle told me that I was sleepy and that I should go to bed. I responded that I would do it right there, I would go to bed in their own room, and their faces went pale. Hilarious, but I respected their wishes and got up and left.

I went and helped Michael out on the Robot arm that he has been working on since we got fifth in the event last year. We did robotic surgery, switching around two of the motors to fix the claw's gripping issue. Then we downloaded RobotC (a coding program for this robot's creator called VEX) and Michael spent two hours and wrote up a 6 page piece of coding so the robot would perform the tasks with barely any input from an operator (or so we hoped).

I helped Michael some more on the robot, we began testing it with a layout of the event square and did trials with the arm, making sure it could do certain tasks. At that time, the clock struck midnight so, me, Michael, Jenny, Alex, Aaron, Michelle, Busra, Bushra (yes there are two), and Ranine, all went out to see if we could find an open restaurant. At one point Michelle tripped and fell to her knees in some grass, we all laughed at her but made sure she was okay. Unfortunately, Sonic and McDonalds only do drive-throughs at night and Subway and Taco Bell were both closed for the night. Aaron, Michael and Jenny went to Applebee's though. Apparently it was still open, but the rest of us didn't want to go since it is essentially a bar at this point in the night. They didn't do any drinking, all though we were getting worried when Aaron didn't respond for 1.5 hours about what they were doing over there, and then after being gone for two hours, they finally came back.

Then I went and spent some time in Melissa, Elizabeth, and Shu's (pronounced Sue) room and did some studying there. Shu needed my AP Physics book, so I went and got that for her. Then Melissa showed us this hilarious picture of a hippo doing a face-plant in sea foam, saying that it reminded her of Elizabeth doing it earlier. Which I missed, darn. Mom came by, and asked me what was I doing in the girls' room, and I told her I was studying, sheesh, and she said ok. So, I helped Elizabeth study. She had to read 150 pages of an AP Bio textbook, learning about genetics and DNA replication and stuff. I got the fun part of keeping her awake. (Max, this above part is for you). I helped Bushra and Elizabeth go downstairs and print some notes out, and when we came back upstairs we stopped by Ranine's room. The two girls went in, but I was told be Jenny to stay out, because "no guys allowed," even though I could clearly see both Aaron and Michael in the room. I stayed in there for two hours or so, until Busra came around and was like, "hey, Nathan, I think Aaron and Michael are about to go to bed." So, I went back to my room, only to find Aaron, Alex, Michael, and Jenny playing 'Cards against Humanity'. We didn't go to bed for another hour and a half.

Finally went to bed, Alex slept in a chair (no reason at all, he said it was comfy) and me, Michael, and Aaron slept in the two beds.

End of Night One

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31. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
2:26 AM GMT on April 12, 2013
Astrometeor has created a new entry.
30. trHUrrIXC5MMX
3:39 AM GMT on April 10, 2013
Astro..you are leaving so soon?
:(
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29. TAMPASHIELD
11:48 PM GMT on April 09, 2013
I came back to rectify this mess... My presence is a calling for tranquility...
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28. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
4:45 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
Quoting Astrometeor:
Jeez, Keep, this song just made my top 5 list for songs.

You know when to put in the exact article in at the right time, thanks.
i can use music as a language
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27. Skyepony (Mod)
4:40 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
Alright song Keeper..

Astro~ I understand.
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26. Astrometeor
4:36 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
Jeez, Keep, this song just made my top 5 list for songs.

You know when to put in the exact article in at the right time, thanks.
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25. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
4:30 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
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24. Astrometeor
4:28 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
Quoting Skyepony:
Nice to see everyone getting along so fabulously...


psshaw, just the usual Skye. I try my best. I don't mind tampa getting in my face really, makes life here seem closer to normal. If everyone was nice all the time, I might leave the blog just out of lack of ,erm, how to put it, character.
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23. trHUrrIXC5MMX
4:25 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
Gnite Astro...dont fall asleep on class ok?

fun day it shall be
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22. Skyepony (Mod)
4:20 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
Nice to see everyone getting along so fabulously...
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21. TAMPASHIELD
4:18 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
Quoting Astrometeor:


that's why I said the future in (s).

hehehe, that second part, mr. max ______. I won't say it.


You forgot to capitalize "max". After 20 years in the educational field, I have never seen such despicable, careless informal vocabulary and grammar... *Throws "Worlds Best Teacher" mug onto the wall*
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20. trHUrrIXC5MMX
4:10 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
Quoting Astrometeor:


that's why I said the future in (s).

hehehe, that second part, mr. max ______. I won't say it.


thanks Astro...
btw...Just Max
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19. Astrometeor
4:09 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:


? Still far from being a teacher...
You know I have another name, (e-mail) don't say it


that's why I said the future in (s).

hehehe, that second part, mr. max ______. I won't say it.
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18. trHUrrIXC5MMX
4:04 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
Quoting Astrometeor:


Come on Max, don't give up like that, you better not do that as a teacher. "mr. Max? what do you mean by this?"

Max (in future): "forget it exists, nevermind."


? Still far from being a teacher...
You know I have another name, (e-mail) don't say it
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17. TAMPASHIELD
4:03 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
Quoting Astrometeor:


Have you read the last couple of posts on Max's blog? Go and read them. Max needs help reaching a goal of his.


Unfortunately, due to his unwilling interaction with a well qualified tutor (Me, in case you were wondering)I have no intentions of providing any sort of vocational services to him, or his peers...
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16. Astrometeor
4:02 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
nevermind


Come on Max, don't give up like that, you better not do that as a teacher. "mr. Max? what do you mean by this?"

Max (in future): "forget it exists, nevermind."
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15. trHUrrIXC5MMX
3:59 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
nevermind
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14. Astrometeor
3:58 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
Quoting TAMPASHIELD:


You kids, and your grammar related flaws... Its bad enough you folks can't insert a proper sentence structure... I'll deal with this in the morning after my early Dunkin Donuts run!

(Parody)


Have you read the last couple of posts on Max's blog? Go and read them. Max needs help reaching a goal of his.
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13. Astrometeor
3:57 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
I went to sleep at 3:40 AM Saturday morning, woke up two hours later at 5:45 AM Saturday morning.

Not picking, you making incoherent phrasing Max.
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12. TAMPASHIELD
3:56 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
Quoting Astrometeor:


You and grammar do not get along well.
Re-word please.
do you mean how instead of who?

And if so, easy, as long as I focus on a task I can stay awake, despite any yawns. Phone rings at 6 AM to wake me up, mom comes around knocking on every one's door until she gets a coherent response and sees movement.


You kids, and your grammar related flaws... Its bad enough you folks can't insert a proper sentence structure... I'll deal with this in the morning, after my early Dunkin Donuts run!

(Parody)
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11. trHUrrIXC5MMX
3:52 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
Quoting Astrometeor:


You and grammar do not get along well.
Re-word please.
do you mean how instead of who?

And if so, easy, as long as I focus on a task I can stay awake, despite any yawns. Phone rings at 6 AM to wake me up, mom comes around knocking on every one's door until she gets a coherent response and sees movement.


I was writing something but changed my mind on the way and did not erase the entire phrase...

delete who...

darn kid picking on me all the time...lol
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10. Astrometeor
3:49 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
yeah, you left me thinking... who did you go to sleep before 4AM to get up before 6AM???

zombie land?


You and grammar do not get along well.
Re-word please.
do you mean how instead of who?

And if so, easy, as long as I focus on a task I can stay awake, despite any yawns. Phone rings at 6 AM to wake me up, mom comes around knocking on every one's door until she gets a coherent response and sees movement.
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9. trHUrrIXC5MMX
2:54 AM GMT on April 09, 2013
yeah, you left me thinking... did you go to sleep before 4AM to get up before 6AM???

zombie land?
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8. trHUrrIXC5MMX
4:36 AM GMT on April 08, 2013
Quoting Astrometeor:


Tomorrow, yeah, I didn't elaborate precisely for the public issues you stated.

Good night.


Good night buddy... have a great day in school tomorrow
shall continue the discussion later
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7. Astrometeor
4:32 AM GMT on April 08, 2013
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:


lol... intellego quid dicis..

About the part where you stay up with her...you'll have to elaborate more on that...
and I'll e-mail you what I think. I just don't want to write it here for public display.

Im confused about the robot. What exactly were you doing there?

Seems you had lots of fun, I'm happy for you Nathan.


Tomorrow, yeah, I didn't elaborate precisely for the public issues you stated.

Good night.
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6. trHUrrIXC5MMX
4:26 AM GMT on April 08, 2013
Quoting Astrometeor:


Are sure they aren't LATIN to you? (get it?)

Whatcha' think of the rest of the post?


lol... intellego quid dicis..

About the part where you stay up with her...you'll have to elaborate more on that...
and I'll e-mail you what I think. I just don't want to write it here for public display.

Im confused about the robot. What exactly were you doing there?

Seems you had lots of fun, I'm happy for you Nathan.
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5. Astrometeor
4:18 AM GMT on April 08, 2013
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
DNA is not my thing... Biology and calculus are Greek to me


Are sure they aren't LATIN to you? (get it?)

Whatcha' think of the rest of the post?
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4. trHUrrIXC5MMX
4:12 AM GMT on April 08, 2013
DNA is not my thing... Biology and calculus are Greek to me
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3. Astrometeor
4:11 AM GMT on April 08, 2013
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
so the shutting down time was like at 3 AM?

I just saw that first post...


yup, you just saw that first post because I just posted it. Look at the times between your post and mine Max, lol.
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2. trHUrrIXC5MMX
4:08 AM GMT on April 08, 2013
so the shutting down time was like at 3 AM?

I just saw that first post...
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1. Astrometeor
4:07 AM GMT on April 08, 2013
I shall do the rest when I have some more time, lol. These take forever to remember and copy down. I went to bed at 3:45 EDT a.m. and woke up that morning at 5:45 EDT.
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