The Californian Garmo Lives Life

My Life as a gay Armenian-American living in California.

What?! December 30, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — thecaligarmo @ 8:41 am

Hey Everyone! It has been FOREVER since I posted anything on here. I’ve been working on a VERY exciting new projecct! I am starting up a new blog on my new website! Naturally it has taken me a while to get everything set up as I designed and did everything myself, but it should be coming online soon. This blog will stay active for ‘personal’ entries, while my new blog will be more of a political/news slant to it. You can find my new blog at:

Nothing is going to be released until 01/01/09

You better be as excited as me! Ccause I just can’t wait! This new blog will be updated at least once per day (assuming I have content to add) and will have news from either the LGBT front in Armenia or California with an occasional additional story.

*muah* Love you all!

-The Cali Garmo


Job Search October 23, 2008

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So I am finally in the interview phase of a job search. I am really hoping I get this job because I feel it would be the perfect place for me to jump start my life. I would be making around 48k on a contract position which means higher taxes but whatever. My official title would be ‘junior php developer’ which sounds just so hot. This would be perfect for me because I get to learn stuff on the side while I do my job. It gives me the flexibility I need in order to become fully in depth in the language base of PHP and also grow on the side.

There is only one thing I am probably doing wrong with this whole process, relying on them completely. I am trying so hard for this job that I have pretty much stopped my job search. I am putting all of my hopes on this one job, and I’m really hoping it pans out becacuse it is so amazing. If I end up not getting a job, I don’t know what I would do. Most likely I would pack up and leave for Phoenix, but that is an issue for a different day.

With hope,
-The Cali Garmo


New Website! October 11, 2008

Filed under: Life — thecaligarmo @ 8:00 pm

So I finally decided it was time to make the jump and actually purchase a web domain. I plan on eventually moving my blog there, but for now it is staying put. There is currently nothing there except for a form. I don’t know exactly what to do with it, so if you have ANY ideas fill out the form so that I know what people want from it. I guess giving the website would help:

Thank you all who actually listen to my ramblings. You have no idea how happy it makes me feel whenever I see that someone has actually come to my site!

-The Cali Garmo


State #3 – Gay marriage October 10, 2008

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Connecticut is the latest state to allow gay marriage. This brings the total number of states we can get married in to 3, Massachusetts, California, and now Connecticut. Only 47 more states to go!

Read the article below for more information:


The Breakup October 9, 2008

Filed under: Life — thecaligarmo @ 11:22 pm
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So I guess I knew this day was coming. Sadly, I knew it was coming for a week now and was trying not to think about it, but tis life. Yours truly is officially single once again. The reason for this one was the distance. Long distance was more than the other side could handle, which is a good enough excuse. It’s just started to make me wonder.

This is another relationship that I get to add to my countless ones that haven’t worked out. And just like all of those this one lasted a short time. This is the longest relationship I have had with a guy, 2.25 months. The second longest? 2 months, the 3rd longest? 1 week. I’m starting to think there may be something completely wrong with me. Why can I not get into a relationship and actually have it last longer than a week, or even 2 months? Am I doing something completely and horribly wrong? Sometimes I wonder if it’s because I’m ‘unattractive’ or maybe I don’t have a good personality. It’s times like these when self doubt is strongest. I just want to know why I can’t keep a relationship.

Funny part is, I can keep them with woman just fine, sort of. Out of the three relationships I had with girls one there lengths were 6 months, 1 month, 1 week. Again, not a very long amount of time for a straight relationship. And oddly, the 6 month relationship was long distance too (all the way in montana!).

So I don’t know anymore. If there is some fatal flaw in me that turns all of the guys away from me can someone please tell me so I can change? I’m sort of sick of the whole short term relationship thing. I want something that will last.

-The Cali Garmo


The answer! September 30, 2008

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So, the people at the wonderful world of the Math Factor Podcast [link] have published their solution to their question as discussed in a post of mine a couple days ago [link].

In a quick recap, they basically asked if the game of balls will ever end such that one person is trying to keep the game going on forever, and another is trying to make it stop. (If you don’t remember just go back and reread it.) So, it turns out (like I thought, but was second guessing myself) that the game will always end. It may take an extremely long amount of time, but it will eventually end.

So then this brings me to my game that I had designed. The one where each person is trying to outdo another one. I just realized that these two problems may be similar, but they are somewhat different. Theirs asks if one person can create an infinite amount of time out of a finite amount of object, which is definitely a no. My question asks whether or not you can create a formula such that no formula can ‘outperform’ it. And I can’t believe how simple the proof is!

Theory: There does not exist a ‘greatest’ formula.
Proof: Assume that there is a greatest formula f(x). Therefore |g(x)| ≤ |f(x)| by definition of greatest. Allow g(x) = f(x) * x. Therefore |g(x)| > |f(x)|. We therefore have a contradiction, and there does not exist a greatest formula f(x). QED.

Corollary: The game of formulas would go on forever.
Proof: Assume that the game has a finite time. This implies that one formula will beat every other formula and is therefore the ‘greatest’ formula, but by our previous theorem there does not exist a ‘greatest’ formula. Therefore the game does not have a finite time and will go on forever. QED.

Yay for being able to do proofs! I feel prepared for grad school. Just kidding.

-The Cali Garmo


Future Stops – Education September 29, 2008

As my life is being tossed around like crazy with unemployment, I have sat down and thought about what I want to do with my future, education wise. 1 degree no longer cuts it in this world. This is why I am thinking about going back to school eventually and getting a few more degrees. I will (hopefully) work for at least 2 years before going back to school, but I may do it sooner if I can’t get a job. Here is what I want to go back to school for:

  1. B.S. in Computer Science
  2. B.S. in Physics
  3. Ph.D. in Mathematics
  4. Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics
  5. B.S. in Electrical Engineering
  6. B.S. in Chemistry
  7. Ph.D. in Molecular Chemistry
  8. B.A. in Philosophy
  9. Ph.D. in Computer Science
  10. B.A. in Dance

And probably in that order also. I know it will take me a while, but what is an Armenian to do in this world, but grow to the wisest state he possibly can? Who knows, maybe this list will eventually grow to extreme lengths, but I’ve decided I won’t stop, not now, not ever. After Dance, who knows what new things I will come up with that I am interested in. Maybe Queer Studies, or Armenian Studies. There is so much to learn and so little time. So I am off to continue my studies.

The Knowledge Seeker
-The Cali Garmo