Sunday, January 30, 2005

Fabulous Friday!

Sweet bliss of a day is soon upon us all. Or at least it is for those of us who attend BCC. This is because this Friday is “Professional Development Day” which basically means the teachers have to sit in lecture all day while the rest of us go do something productive. For the day I want to paintball. Anyone who wants to come may come. I no longer have my arsenal so those of you without guns will have to find your own this time. I vote we go up to Shadow Walker’s place, or possible Seabeck, for a change of scenery.

In other news: Fort Lewis is in lockdown last I heard because a set of night vision equipment is missing. Iraq held elections and a bunch of people voted in a legit election for the first time in their life. AMD has begun production of their new processors that will implement SSE3 and strained silicon which should allow for better overclocking abilities than with the current generation of Winchester core chips. I’ll look into buying one of these chips probably at the beginning of the summer.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Nothing New

I really want to post something cool right now that will get everyone laughing and thinking at the same time. Right now, I'm too tired / lazy (pick one) to do anything like that. Lately I’ve been working many extra hours at the print shop and that has taken almost all of my free time from me. With the exception of Rabenstrange getting his gym locker and all of his stuff stolen from it, nothing interesting has been happening around here. So to keep things interesting I’ve searched through my Glenn archive and have found the 5 stages of drunkenness. I have never actually been drunk, sounds quite unpleasant from the liquid’s perspective, so I’ll just have to take his word on this.

The 5 Stages of Drunkenness:

Stage 1 – SMART This is when you suddenly become the foremost expert on every subject in the known Universe. You know that you know everything and want to pass on this knowledge to anyone who will listen to your wisdom. At this stage you are always RIGHT. And of course the person you are talking to is obviously very WRONG. This makes for an interesting argument when both parties are SMART.

Stage 2 - GOOD LOOKING This is when you realize that you are the BEST LOOKING person in the entire world and that people fancy you. You can go up to a perfect stranger knowing they fancy you and really want to talk to you. Bear in mind that you are still SMART, so you can talk to this person about any subject under the sun.

Stage 3 - RICH This is when you suddenly become the wealthiest person in the entire world. You can buy rounds of drinks for the entire bar because you have an armored truck full of money parked outside. You can also make large bets at this stage, because of course, you are still SMART, so naturally you win all your bets. It doesn't matter how much you bet because you are filthy RICH. You will also buy drinks for everyone that you fancy, because now you are still the BEST LOOKING person in the world.

Stage 4 - BULLET PROOF You are now ready to pick fights with anyone and everyone especially those with whom you have been betting or arguing. This is because nothing can hurt you. At this point you can also go up to the partners of the people who you fancy and challenge to a battle of wits or money. You have no fear of losing this battle because you are SMART, you are RICH and hell, and you are definitely BETTER LOOKING than they are anyway!

Stage 5 - INVISIBLE This is the Final Stage of Drunkenness. At this point you can do anything because NO ONE CAN SEE YOU unless you want them to see you. You dance on a table to impress only the people who you fancy because the rest of the people in the room cannot see or hear you at all. You are also invisible to the person who wants to fight you. You can walk through the street singing at the top of your lungs because no one can see or hear you and because you're still SMART you know all the words better than anyone else.

Monday, January 24, 2005

More randomness

I was listening to Michael Savage on the radio on Friday, not something I normally do. He is usually a very depressing individual who's mood is dictated by which medication he had to take that day, or how booze he drank beforehand. He made a rather interesting statement that I found humerous. "I wasn't like normal kids. I just sat at home, cleaning my guns, plotting my revenge." He was kidding and I thought it funny.

But something that isn't as funny was the kids who were having a fundraiser for the Asian tsunami relief efforts who were blocked by their school. They got authorization to host a video game tournament and chose Halo 2 as their game to play. When the school officials recognized this they went ballistic because it was a game with "violence" in its gameplay. They also said about how such a thing was inappropriate because of incidents such as the Colombine shootings. I'm not sure what destroying aliens and cyborgs has to do with school shootings. After playing such games, my urge to kill people at my school was no higher than usual. All of these psuedo-psychologists who want to blame everything and everyone for a kids' actions except for the kids themselves.

And on a more positive note I learned an easy way to become a millionaire.
Step 1: get addicted to an over-priced drink at Starbucks or similar establishment
Step 2: stop in and buy one of these every day
Step 3: give up your daily, over-priced espresseo shop drink and put that money into high interest, long term bonds.
Step 4: do this for 40 years and factor inflation and compounding interest
Congratulations! You are now a millionaire with virtually no effort or gambling or rich relative having to die.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Places to Live

That's what is said, but I don't like these choices.

Tacoma, Washington
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Johnson City-Kingsport, Tennessee
Olympia, Washington
Greenville, South Carolina
Clayton, Georgia
Kent, Washington
Knoxville, Tennessee
Bellingham, Washington
Seward, Alaska
Ketchikan, Alaska
Maryville, Tennessee
Spokane, Washington
Mount Vernon, Washington
Anchorage, Alaska
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Athens, Georgia
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Seattle, Washington
Biloxi-Gulfport, Mississippi
Berea, Kentucky
Auburn, Alabama
Clarksville, Tennessee
Wenatchee, Washington

Apparantly I like Washington. I like Idaho, Montana, and Mississippi as well but didn't get any hits there.

Friday, January 21, 2005

Working Title: "TBQ 3007"

I'm getting tired of whining and ranting about random stuff right now. If people weren't so stupid the world would be a much better place and I wouldn't have to complain about it so much. But it's not so I guess I'll keep it up. But I'm out of interesting topics for the moment...oh wait I'm not so I'm going to post about something interesting for once.

In Wasilla, Alaska a man named Carlos is building an 18-foot tall mech-style robot. He originally wanted to build one 25 feet tall, but that proved to be too expensive for someone who is 27 and still lives with his parents. He will control it by riding inside with sensors hooked to his body so that the machine will mimic his movements. He says that his prototype that he is currently building will cost around $20,000.

If I was 27, still lived with my parents, and had $20K to blow, I don’t think building a giant walking machine would be my first choice. It would probably be more along the lines of making the down payment on a cheap house.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

New rant for the moment

I was doing my occasional search for scholarship type money to help pay for school when I came upon the updated FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) site. They now have it in Spanish, for the illegals who are too lazy to learn English. So not only do they do nothing and collect government benefits, they are getting paid to go to college while still being too lazy to learn English. So just remember if you don't get accepted to the college of your dreams, an illegal immigrant who can't even speak Engligh, who is getting paid by OUR tax dollars to go to school, may have been the reason you didn't get into that school.

Goodbye Coldness

Well the cold front has left, now we’re stuck with the pathetic, normal Seattle weather. I woke up to temperatures in the mid 50s and rain. Just 4 days ago temperatures were in the 20s and it was freezing rain. I am not happy about that at all. If we’re going to be stuck with coldish weather for a while I want snow on the ground. I did have fun spraying water on my brother’s car and watching it freeze instantly as I put layer upon layer of ice on his car. But what I want is snow! We need at least one day of hard snow to close everything down and have a good time outside. Yes I could go up to the pass but that’s an hour away. We had ice and it was fun to see idiot drivers remove themselves and their cars from the road (with thousands of dollars in property damage), but I still want snow. Anyone who has any extra, please tell it to come here for a few days.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Not cold enough

For the 8th time in 9 days, the outside temperature hovers around freezing. They've predicted ice and/or snow virtually every night this past week. We've had some ice most mornings here, but that's about it; just enough to make things incovnenient for everyone but no more than that. I want it to warm up to the usual Seattle winter of 45, or cool off just enough to snow people in. Everything is covered in a layer of ice in my back yard at the moment, and it's raining right now. I want cold, ice AND snow; or I want my usual mild temperatures, not this garbage in the middle.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

I gave in

Yes, I gave in to the urge to post a random survey.

01. Time you start: 23:26

02. School: Bellevue Community College

03. Grade: 15

04. Sex: M

05. Are You in Love?: no

06. Height: 5'6"

07. Shoe size: 9.5

08. Weight: 173

09. Hair Color: brownish

10. Eye Color: greenish

11. Siblings: 3

12. Memory you miss most: winning Powerball, I can't remember ever doing it

13. Memory you’d like to forget: 3 years @ Renton High

14. What'd you do yesterday?: school

15. Last person you talked to on the phone: Brandon

16. Last thing you said on the phone: “yeah…later”

17. Last song you listened to: “I See Right Through to You” by DJ Encore feat. Engelina

The FAVORITE Side***

18. Food: meat

19. Drink: water

20. TV Show: Invader Zim

21. CD: Cobalt Blue

22. Color(s): Black/Silver

23. Day of the week: any day I can sleep in

24. Month: July

25. Number: 0

26. favorite holiday: Colombus Day

27. Cookie: White Chocolate-chip

28. Toothpaste: Freshstripe Colgate

29. Ice Cream: Brown Cow (I think they renamed it to Udderly Chocolate)

30. TV Channel: 48 - FOX News

31. Shampoo/Conditioner: anything that cleans hair and smells good

32. Song(s): “Not Ready to Die” by Demon Hunter;

33. Favorite Board Game(s): Rail Barron, EuroRail

34. Favorite Music Artist: Paul Spaeth

35. Favorite vacation spot: Cour' de lain, Idaho or Disney World

36. Favorite thing in your room: my paintball arsenal

37. Favorite thing to wear: clothes

38. Favorite Movie at the moment: Ocean's 11

39. Favorite Candy: real chocolate

40. Favorite Soda: Coke / Vanilla Coke

41. Favorite Pizza topping: salami

42. Favorite Season: Summer

43. Favorite Store(s): REI or Fry’s

44. Favorite Animal: Zach (a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever)

45. Favorite Gum: Stripes

46. Favorite Magazine: Popular Mechanics

47. What do you think you’ll be doing in 6 months from now? Summer break, so working or sleeping

48. Where were you born? Earth

49. How many kids do you want? 2-3

50. What do you look for in the opposite sex? someone worth talking to

51. Sound: the microwave beeping to say my stuff is cooked

52. Food: toast

53. Favorite type of music: New Age

54. Favorite type of clothing people wear: hats

55. First thing you do when you wake up: fall back asleep

56. Favorite Person you went out with: too hard to tell at this point

57. Favorite place to eat: Chang's Mongolian Grill

58. Favorite thing you learned to say: "I'm gonna go roll around on the floor for a bit! ok?" –Gir from Invader Zim

59. Thing you do when you first get home from school? Pass water

***The BELIEVE OR NOT Side***

60. Do you believe in angels: yes

61. Aliens: yes, they work at McDonalds and can’t speak English

62. Heaven & Hell: yes

63. God: yes

64. Yourself: I have a reflection, so yes

***The HAVE YOU EVER Side [Answer YES or No]***

65. Piloted a plane? yes

66. Cried in public: yes

67. Climbed a tree: yes

68. Kissed someone you didn’t like? Do family members count?

69. Eaten a worm: yes

70. Met a celebrity: yes

71. Met the president: yes

72. Been scared to get shot: yes

73. Gotten a cavity: no

74. Shopped at Abercrombie & Fitch: no

75. Gone skinny dipping: no

76. Skipped school: yes

**Which one?

77. Silver or Gold? silver

78. Jeans, Khakis, or Black Pants? Black sweats

79. Kissing or hugging? depends on who and who else is around

80. Movies or Mall? movies

81. Day or Night? night

82. White Milk or Chocolate Milk? white

83. Pancakes or Waffles? pancakes

84. Beans or peas? beans

85. Lights on or off? off

86. Pen or Pencil: depends

87. Roller Coasters or Ferris Wheels? roller coasters


88. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal? I have a big stuffed elephant that I use for a pillow

89. Last time you showered: a hour ago

90. If you were a crayon, what color would you be: electric blue

91. How many buddies do you have on your list: 9

92. One pillow or two, cotton or feather: 4; pvc pellets in 2, 1 feathers, 1 cotton

93. Last CD you bought: Dance Like David by OnFire

94. How long do you take a shower: 6-7 minutes unless I fall asleep in the shower

95. How do you eat a Resses peanut butter cup: insert in mouth, chew, then swallow

96. Right, Left, or Ambidextrous: usually right

97. How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop: 593 I counted once

98. Personal quote: "Look at me! Look at me! I'm a mooing sheep! Moooooooooooo!"

99. Time you finished: 23:46


To show my strong opposition to the destruction tsunamis and hurricanes have caused in the last year, I am going to boycott Earth Day! Natural disasters are usually so destructive that I'm not sure why we have them anymore, we should petition the UN to outlaw them; they will be just as effective at enforcing such a resolution as all of their other ones, so I don't see a reason why they wouldn't want to outlaw these death machines.

I really dislike the stock market right now...

Yeserday the stock for Advanced Micro Design (AMD) dropped more than 25% in value in a single trading day. This means that I lost more money yesterday that I earned working in all of 2004. Oh well, its only money. I'll get it all back in a month or two.

Monday, January 10, 2005

The Importance of Correct Punctuation

Glenn sent this to me a while ago so I guess I'll post it here.

Dear John:
I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we're apart. I can be forever happy--will you let me be yours?

Dear John:
I want a man who knows what love is. All about you are generous, kind, thoughtful people, who are not like you. Admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me. For other men, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings whatsoever. When we're apart, I can be forever happy. Will you let me be?

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Thought Provoking Questions:

If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented?

If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren’t people from Holland called Holes?

If you mixed vodka with orange juice and milk of magnesia, would you get a Philip’s screwdriver?

If a pig loses it’s voice, is it disgruntled?

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

When someone asks you, “A penny for your thoughts” and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny?

Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

Why do croutons come in airtight packages? It’s just stale bread to begin with.

When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?

Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?

Why are a wise man and a wise guy opposite things?

If horrific mean to make horrible, doesn’t terrific mean to make terrible?

Why isn’t 11 pronounced onety-one?

“I am.” is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that “I do.” is the longest sentence?

If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen are defrocked, doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked and dry cleaners depressed?

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Mexico helps illegals cross boarder

The Mexican government published a booklet last month telling its citizens that wetbacking over the boarder isn’t a good idea. BUT, if someone was going to attempt such a feat, here are helpful tips to aid you in your journey. It contains suggestions on how to best avoid authorities, the best things to say if confronted, and how not to die in the desert in your traveling.

Well since illegal migrants seems to be Mexico’s number one export at the moment, I can see why they would want to help out its citizens.

Their number two export I believe is still oil. They’ve got tons of the stuff, and its basically right next door. So if we ever decide to go to war just because we want more cheap oil, lets just nuke the Mexicans for a few weeks and take theirs.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

School's gonna be a drag

This quarter is actually gonna suck, at least it probably will but there's still hope that it won't. I have 4 classes this quarter: Nutritional Science, Sociological Psychology, Microeconomics, and Archery. This is a list of classes that I took just because they looked interesting. The only problem is that they will require alot of work. All of my teachers, except for in archery, are stressing that BCC guidelines say that the average class will require about 15 hours of work per week. To date, I can't think of a single class at BCC that I've put 15 hours into during the entire quarter. That's just the way I am, I just pay good attention in class and that's enough for me to get a 3.2 GPA. My three academic classes all require that I have and read the textbooks (not something I'm used to), assign weekly assignments/research papers/presentations (also something my other teachers haven't done), and overall just make me have to work for a grade. What is this, high school? Despite what all my teachers used to tell me, the workload in college is / has been virtually non-existant.
I guess I'm gonna have to get into a semi diciplined routine again. Man this quarter is gonna suck. Wow I'm really lazy if I'm complaining about having 3-4 homework assignments per week in college. I must be getting better though if I've got enough unlaziness to actually write this.