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February 28, 2003

Two Equivalents Of Déjà Vu?

Excuse the chemistry pun—I know it's lame, but it is actually relevant, considering that what I speak of occurred in OChem lecture on Thursday. So I was sitting in class, learning about organic molecules and crap like that, when this girl right in direct line of my vision to the professor pulls up her hair, and quickly ties it up in a ponytail. I was suddenly overwhelmed by a strong sense of déjà vu, and after thinking about it for a minute, I realized why: I was sitting in the same seat almost one year ago, listening to a similar lecture (about organic molecules), when a girl in front of me did something very similar and the incident reminded me of that time apparently. What was weird was the instantaneous flashback of my entire freshman year sparked by such a small event. It makes me wonder more and more how the mind/brain works, and more excited than ever to take some neurology courses in the upcoming two years. OK, so that was one "equivalent" of déjà vu.

The other happened today, just a few minutes ago actually, while I was walking out of Bowling for Columbine. This sense of déjà vu I couldn't exactly place, but I find it interesting that I had two weird senses like this in only two days. I can't remember the last time I had a sense of déjà vu. Also, on the topic of Bowling for Columbine, I highly recommend it to everyone, whether or not you agree with the opinions put forth in the documentary. It is definitely an genuine effort at presenting a particular viewpoint, and I thought it was very interesting, in addition to being funny. On a final note, I'm now done with midterms round #1, hopefully without too much of a massacre. Time to relax for a while, before it starts all over again!


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