Sunday, September 24, 2006

Mac Mistakes and Airport Security

We'll, we've successfully completed 5 weeks of school. It seems like a lot longer, but oh well. Nothing too new this week. Just the same old stuff. We had our second football game on Friday which went halfway decent for us, and the football team actually won, so that's good.

I got recruited for the handbell choir at church, so that has been interesting. I wouldn't exactly call myself a natural, but I'm surviving so far. We had our first "performance" this week which went pretty well.

On Saturday I saw The Price Duo at AVC. Dr. Price (the clarinet dude) and his mom played. It was pretty amazing/degrading/motivating...all at the same time.

See that Dodger game this afternoon? Tie game, bottom of the 9th, bases loaded, 2 out and Garciaparra knocks one out. Pretty let's see if they can keep it up.

Here's a guaranteed way to ensure your luggage doesn't get lost. Just pack a starter pistol and register your luggage with a firearm. They're gonna make sure they don't lose it. Pretty slick idea.

On the same topic of airport security, here's a time waster where you can be the TSA. It's a fun little (addicting) game. Enjoy.

I haven't done some Mac bashing in a while, so I don't feel too bad about this. Everybody has seen the videos of XP crashing under Bill Gates, so here's some clips from Apple Conferences where things didn't exactly go as planned, or just didn't work at all. Pretty funny.

Finally, our quote of the week:
"Rap is an incomplete word without the 'c'"

Well said Mr. McQ.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Band Plays On...

It's marching season again.

We had our first football game on Friday. We did as well as we could. It was really weird: I noticed when we were marching that the crowd kept a football game. That's quite...rare. Then it hit me, they were cheering for our new freshman prodigy baton twirler guy. That dude is pretty amazing. It's good to know that things haven't changed too drastically.

Then the next day we had a 3 hour morning practice followed by the exhibition show, to further prove the weekend dominated by band. The practice went surprisingly well, even with me adopting the entire low brass section since their leaders were mysteriously missing. The show that night went pretty bad. At least that's how I felt, but I'm told it was halfway decent. It was a pretty fun evening and Matt's fan club finally got to meet him.

The new ipods came out last week. And not to disappoint they are, you guessed it, smaller! It seems that whole Steve Jobs "ipod pequeno" SNL skit is coming true. iTunes 7 also came out with some newfeaturess and a new UI.

AMD teamed up with Streamload and is offering 25 GB of free online storage. Not only is it storage, but you can share media, and even use it as a hosting service. Pretty sweet.

For our baseball fans out there (ahem...Karl), here's some 1864 baseball. It's a pretty hilarious Conan O'Brien clip. It's kind of long, but worth the watch.

That's it for now...

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Introducing The Donut Bacon Cheeseburger!

Now, doesn't that look appetizing.
Don't forget to wash it down with some deep fried coke.

Now that you are thoroughly sick to your stomach (with disgust or hunger?), we can move on. Last week was pretty nice in terms of school (or lack thereof), Monday off, short Wednesday, short Thursday, and the normal Happy Friday. I'm afraid this week won't be quite as short and sweet, but I'm sure we'll live.

This coming Friday is the first home football game, and Saturday is the annual QH Field Preview Show. Despite the fact we lack uniforms and 2/3 of the field show (and probably will acquire neither by Friday), it should still be pretty cool. It's marching season again!

Just for clarification: the picture above my name at the top of the page is not me. It's Matt. I know there was a bit of confusion there, so I hope that clears it up.

Here's some pretty cool paper cut art. I've never really seen anything like it has to be pretty time consuming, but looks really cool.

The next huge fad: light emitting shirts. Those look pretty awesome, except Wired says you have to carry a battery back around. Anyway, the idea is interesting...I wonder if it will ever take off.

If the thought of deep fried cola didn't make you dizzy enough, here's a site with a bunch of different optical illusions. A good time waster.

That's it for now...go find yourself one of those delectable 1000 calorie donut bacon cheeseburger.

Thursday, September 07, 2006


Pretty cool...thanks to Karl for the link.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Life on the Trolley

I write as I prepare to embark on my 4th AV Fair Trolley experience this year. Yes, 4. Don't ask me how, but I'll soon be beginning trolley hour number 10. The previous 9 have been fairly uneventful with only one security "incident" (sort of). Other than that it was a pretty normal week: school, band, homework, and sleep (if I'm lucky). This coming week should be pretty school Monday (happy Labor Day folks), and short days Wednesday and Thursday. Nice.

R.I.P. Steve Irwin. Early this morning, the one and only "Crocodile Hunter" was killed doing what he loved best...chasing dangerous animals. He truly loved what he did, it's a shame.

Talk about modern art: "99 Wolves Crashing into a Wall" was put on display in Berlin. The 99 life size wolves follow the pack into a glass wall. Interesting.

Along with many reasons you will never find me on a carnival/fair ride (ahem...carnies), here's just one more. This is a video of a kid almost falling off one of those "ejection seat" type rides. As he's being held on by his chin, the lady next to him looks over and starts laughing. At least he didn't actually fall off.

Finally, our stupid person of the week. What do you do when your Western Bacon Cheese burger isn't made correctly? Call 911 of course. Some people in this world amaze me. Well handled by the call taker.

Off I go to ride a trolley!