Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day

Hope everybody enjoyed their day off.

Well, only 9 days (and 5 finals) to go. We finished filming how to make "los tacos pecadillos" today for Spanish...and that was quite interesting. So if you ever want to know how to make "sinful tacos," and happen to speak really bad Spanish, let me know and I'll get you a copy.

Matt was baptized on Saturday.
We went down to Vegas (on Memorial Day you can imagine how fun the traffic was), and saw a whole bunch of cool people I haven't seen in a while (and realized my readership here extends farther than I thought). There's a pic of everybody to the left, and there should be more on my flickr soon (I exceeded the limit for the month...woops). All in all,it was pretty cool, and, as I have said many times before, Matt is awesome.

If you're ever possessed to make a jumping spider out of dollar bills, here you go. It does cost 5 dollars, though (the spider...not the website).

If you have enough time to make spiders, check out this online custom font maker. You can even submit your own font for download (assuming you had the time to create it...which I really hope nobody normal does).

Windows Vista is inching closer to shipping. Here's the latest on the Beta 2 features.

Here's a nice little article taking about how the iPod rules the world (not really). It goes into the "You can have anything you like so long as it's Apple" idea, and is an interesting little read. I'll stick with my H10, thanks.

A student in Pennsylvania was suspended for giving another student caffeinated chewing gum. Huh? It's gum people...what makes it so different from soda? Please.

That's it for now...I'll be back (on time) next week.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

I Passed?!

Well, I have my license now. I can actually legally drive. Probably a very disturbing thought/reality for many of you (myself included). I got 4 "errors" on the drive test, and you can get up to 15 (except for the auto-fail stuff). Like everybody says, the feeling is just kind of "weird." Just thought you all ought to know so you can keep an eye out and duck for cover if needed.

Matt came up this weekend! Oh..yeah, Andi and Karl, too. He's doing good, and he's a really cool little dude. It was definitely one of my weekly highlights to see him in person for the first time.

I saw Streetlight Manifesto and The Aquabats play in Lancaster on Thursday. Now that the tinnitus has worn off, I must say it was pretty awesome. It was cool...I have to say that Streetlight was the definite highlight. The Aquabats were pretty funny, too. Despite the cramped bar corridors and some of the unique ska fans we tend to attract in the good 'ol AV, it was a really good show.

Only 3 weeks of school left! Time flies when you're procrastinating on prepping for finals.

In case you've ever been inspired to hollow out a light bulb, here you go. If I get bored enough this summer I might give it a try.

While watching the Napoleon Dynamite outtakes this weekend, Karl showed me this clip. It's the "evolution" of dancing as demonstrated by one guy from the times of Elvis to now.
By the way, if you want any 1961 Topps baseball cards in the next day or so, there's this really good seller on ebay you should check out...
(I should get some commssion for that plug, Karl)

You have to check out this interactive mosaic thing. Just keep zooming in...and in...and in. It's pretty insane.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

It feels like Summer

It's currently 94°... and rising. High next week? Near 100°.
It's not supposed to do that so soon. Oh well. Look at the bright just means school is inching closer and closer to ending.

Call me crazy, but I signed up for summer school (sort of). At this point I'm doing Spanish at AVC (to get a 3rd year in the easy way...or is it really that easy? Anyways...), and maybe Psychology. On top of that I'll probably be taking an EMT-B course through ROP (just for the heck of it...I know, kind of random, but why not?) in addition to working on computers and hopefully teaching clarinet. I also just got a membership to 24 Hour Fitness today, so that will be nice considering I can't really run on my stupid hip.

Our last band concert of the year was on Thursday. I played in Symphonic and Wind Ensemble, and both sounded pretty good. Concert Band, to put it as my dad said, sounded a little anemic. It was sad to see the seniors at their last concert, and as always, that bittersweet feeling knowing the year is nearly over sunk in.

Well, next week at this time I'll probably have my license...not by choice. I go for my drive test on Saturday bright and early at 8 am. I'm not really looking forward to it, although I guess it might be nice. I'd say I was nervous, but to be honest, I'm really not.

Remember the finger in the chili? Well, now we get an human arm in the sewer. What's next?

Here's a clip of a guy trying to steal some woman's purse from an elevator. Needless to say, he fails.

Are we going to use sewage for electricity? Something actually beneficial may come of that...stuff.

I'm off for now, until next week-

Sunday, May 07, 2006

The Countdown Begins...

Only 24 days and counting until summer...

Wow, this has been a pretty busy week. I don't think there was one day I got home before 8. It really starts picking up this time of year. Finals are fast approaching, but at least the year is almost over, as short as it seemed (to me at least).

There are a few New York pics up on my Flickr, but I have a 20mb upload limit, so I could only upload a few. If I'm feeling ambitious I'll get some more up on another host soon.

Last weekend I went to the LA Times Festival of Books with my sister and her husband. It was huge and pretty cool, but to really get anything out of it you need a plan (which we, of course, didn't have). I even got to meet Tim Meadows from SNL and *shivers*...Dr. Laura. As scary as that was, it was still kinda cool.

A guy in Florida is currently living with no heart. Pretty freaky, but true. It's even weirder that he's stable, alert, and talking.

It was bound to happen sometime...a bum got stuck in a garbage truck. Well, at least he wasn't arrested for randomly licking people's feet.

Apparently Steven Colbert was quite the Bush-bashing hit at the White House Correspondents' dinner last week. I still haven't had time to watch the whole thing, but Colbert, as always, is pretty hilarious.

That's all for now...I'm off to play with Google's new SketchUp.