Three days a week, I wake up at around 7AM to attend my 8AM Differential Equations class, taught by Professor George Mohler. This morning my friend Josh blogged about my professor’s ex-musical career. His roommate had Googled my professor’s name, hoping to get to our course webpage, but instead stumbled upon ranchobozo.com, which appears to be a small collection of uber-indie artists that once-upon-a-time tried to make it to stardom.
It’s pretty inspiring, actually, to see that my math professor, who seems a bit bland during lecture (but I’m not judging!) has something about him. A twist, I guess. It’s comforting, I guess, to know that no, he’s not just a math professor at UCLA. He’s also a musician. He has interests, and his entire life isn’t all about math. Seeing where I am in my life right now (an undergraduate engineering student, not so sure about her future), it’s a bit hard for me to visualize where I’ll be in 10 years. It’s difficult for me to think about the hobbies I want to pursue, the studies I enjoy. But Professor Mohler? He’s got something. He tried his hand at one of his passions. Maybe it didn’t work out so well (Listen: George Mohler – Love to be in Love) but I guarantee there are people out there with this song on their iPod.
I was talking to my friend Rohit about my Mechanical Engineering 101 class’ professor a few days ago, about how he seemed like an interesting person. I argued that since he uses a Camelbak water bottle, he’s not just some guy. He might be some guy who wants to help the environment by utilizing a reusable water bottle. But we might never know, since all he is to us is an MAE professor.
I really really like people watching. I watch strangers all day on campus, while I walk to and from classes and work. It never ceases to amuse and amaze me the way people act, look, talk. Because with every motion, word spoken, it’s like you learn something about a stranger. A stranger that’s part of this community, our culture. And I guess in a way, it builds this conception of myself and what I think. Because what’s my opinion but a really convoluted mixture of everyone else’s?
Anyway, I think I might be getting sick, so apologies for mismatched thoughts. But tomorrow’s my day off so hopefully I’ll get to sleep in and get better. Oh yeah P.S. I met someone today who finished today’s crossword puzzle. His name was Paul.