Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Ice, Ice, Baby!

No, I'm not ready to dig out the Vanilla Ice tapes. But I didn't have school on Tuesday thanks to ice everywhere. I got up and ready for school, only to find out that there wasn’t any. What did I do? It should be obvious, I went back to bed for five more hours of sleep. I then assisted my sisters in putting Christmas lights on our house, I kept the fire burning in our wood stove, and I drove up the hill to the library; which sadly was closed due to “dangerous road conditions”. I finished all of my reading for my business law class and worked on my paper which is due at 11:30AM PST Wednesday, assuming there is class.
The temperatures outside have dropped into the teens in Fahrenheit, I have not seen temps this cold in Seattle since 1993. It’s already colder now than it was last night. The difference is that it is very humid right now, everything already has a nice layer of frost on it, and sunrise isn’t for another 7 hours and temperatures aren’t expected to rise above freezing. The road in front of my house already has a nice layer of black ice on it. Driving will not be safe on Wednesday as black ice isn’t fun, and most people around here are idiots. IF I get my paper done, and IF there isn’t school tomorrow, I’m temped to drive downtown just to watch people get into accidents on the hills. People need to realize that if you are sliding down a hill, pushing harder on your breaks is only going to make things worse.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Hail to the Flake!

It snowed most of the day yesterday. Sadly, most of it did not stick. Even more sadly, most of it that stuck has melted already. This means that it will refreeze in the night, leaving everything with a thick coat of ice in the morning. Hopefully there will be enough to cancel morning classes @ school as I really need to get some extra sleep and finish my Business Law project.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

I went shopping last night

I think the picture says it all.

Happy Birthday to Blog

My blog is now two years old today. Here are a few updates to my November 2004 postings:
1) I have managed to post semi-regularly these past two years, sometimes in binges, sometimes less than once a month
2) Febreze and Lysol spray are still not recommended as a substitute for bathing, although they are better than nothing if your only other option is not bathing
3) Black Friday is still crazy and sane people should avoid it. Yes, I’m planning to be @ Fry’s when it opens this Friday
4) The Nintendo DS is the fastest selling video games system in Japan in history. It sold 10 million units 2 months faster than the PS2 which was the former record holder. They now have an improved, slimmer version and it’s still a relative bargain compared to the PSP

What else is new? I’m sitting on a pile of Wiis (not quite literally but they’re on the same piece of furniture I’m sitting on), I still go to the same school, have the same friends, work at the same job, and drive the same truck. I’ve moved from one coast to the other and back again. Lots of people want me to introduce my girlfriend (which to the best of my knowledge I don’t have one, but that doesn’t stop people from asking anyway) to them. There is finally an mp3 player on the market that is as good as a Creative Zen but Apple still can’t match it. Intel now has a processor line that doesn’t suck. And most importantly, I have to ration my Vanilla Coke as it is no longer available.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

November 5th

Remember, remember, the 5th of November
Gunpowder Treason and plot ;
I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes,
'Twas his intent.
To blow up the King and the Parliament.
Three score barrels of powder below.
Poor old England to overthrow.
By God's providence he was catch'd,
With a dark lantern and burning match

Holloa boys, Holloa boys, let the bells ring
Holloa boys, Holloa boys, God save the King!

Hip hip Hoorah !
Hip hip Hoorah !

A penny loaf to feed ol'Pope,
A farthing cheese to choke him.
A pint of beer to rinse it down,
A faggot of sticks to burn him.
Burn him in a tub of tar,'
Burn him like a blazing star.
Burn his body from his head,
Then we'll say: ol'Pope is dead.

Exactly four-hundred one years ago (give or take a few minutes) Guy Fawkes was caught attempting to rig the Parliament building to explode during the opening session, attempting to kill the entire body and King James I. James was a Protestant and did not answer to the Pope which enraged the Catholics in the country. A group of them believed that killing the king would return the religious rule of the Roman Church to Britain. Naturally they all failed and were executed.