|03-08-2009, 10:15 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Representing Nebraska; what's up?
Or at least, that seems to be my role in any other internet network I join. I've never ran into anyone else from Nebraska, so if you are, let me know. We can share Husker football sorrows (such as: why couldn't I have been going to college 15 years ago?) But anyways, guess I'll start off with a little information. I've never actually introduced myself on a forum before, but this site is quickly becoming my favorite place on the internet, and I'd like to get to know other people who feel the same way about it, so I don't mind 'putting myself out there'.
I also don't know how much people generally introduce themselves here, but whatever. My name is John, and I go to school at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. If it sounds obscure, that's because it is. Chances are that you've heard of it if you live in the United States, albeit only because of our once-legendary football program. If you don't live in the United States, it's located in that part of the country that you never hear any news about (I blame the lack of beachfront). But anyways, I'm majoring in computer engineering, and am enrolled in the "Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Management and Computer Science." The program is actually rather engaging, and I may just come out with a good education.
The reason I joined this board is because of how much I felt like I could relate to Steve's blog post about the levels of consciousness. From there, every article I clicked on resulted in new understanding or reinforcement of truths I have recently been thinking about. I literally had the inkling that I was the only person who thought about such things so deeply, and even though I felt like I was right, it's very hard to get out of the cycle of personal conformity and apathy. I want to live the life of a smart person, and getting to know other people who have that same goal seems like a good idea.
Now that that's out of the way, I guess I can try to explain what I'm like. I have a passion for the outdoors and finding peace in nature, so to speak. I've only been (dispersed) camping once, but I have an urge to go again like nobody's business. If you've ever swam in a mountain lake during the summer with just you and your friends around for miles you'll know what I mean. I also enjoy working out, and don't play nearly as many sports as I would like to. My academic passion lies with neuroscience. I don't have much formal experience, but I have many theories and a boatload of zeal; in a perfect world I could work with the brain all day. Unfortunately, I'm forced to study computer engineering and business, but they interest me somewhat, and I'm sure there are many links between the working of a computer processor and the intricacies of the human brain.
That's a bit of a long winded introduction, so how are you?
|03-08-2009, 06:48 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
LoL one time I was planning to get the Comp-E degree too, I soon realized I wasn't interested. It's been some years and I still can't seem to give a **** about anything. It's a good thing my poor mama has space here for me, or I'd probably be spending most of my energy on "survival"... *shudders with distaste*
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