Saturday, April 21, 2007

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Rhapsody in Blue

The past few weeks have been quite eventful. I'll try to sum it up in a nutshell.

Two weeks ago I completed my final inauguration into bells; the 8 hour Easter Spectacular. Ok, maybe it's not called "spectacular" but it wasn't as boring as I expected. It was actually pretty tiring. I came home and crashed. "Spring Day" was pointless as it was, but hey, I'm not arguing with a day off. Weezie's (Luke's?) shower was this last Saturday. Some of these strange rituals baffle me. Anyway, our house was transformed into day care for a few hours while we smelled diapers and drank beer from bottles (ok, I just took pics on that one) and I recovered from the ACT that morning. Fun stuff.

Sunday, McQ took a van down the the Cerritos Center to see the USC Pops concert. It was pretty cool...they did a full Gershwin program and had some pretty good talent there. Towards the end the marching band came out and did their thing.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week we have the wonderful STAR testing. Somehow after the SAT and ACT, the STAR just doesn't have the same excitement. Oh well.

We've all seen those fast food ads on TV around 6pm and go, "wow I could really go for that right now." Well, the actual product differs from the ad. Welcome to fast food reality.

You thought my collection of computer junk was bad...check out some true examples of geek culture.

This picture is a tad freaky. Look at the faces sitting where you are, then back up about 8 steps. Hmm...interesting.

If there were anything that can be described as both awesome and worthless it is without a doubt a cat.

Toilets should not catch on fire. It is a very simple's just something that shouldn't happen. But of course, you can never trust those Japanese (I'm just awaiting the comment...bring it on).

Well I better go rest up for another "strenuous" day of testing. Have a Happy Week.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Spring Break

Yeah, I know, I took a week off. Sorry.

Well Spring Break is...just about gone. It was nice while it lasted. The break started with Science Olympiad with JW (QH had a team and a participation ribbon, JW got 3rd) and although we didn't do anything overly exciting it was a good day. Later that night was AVSOMC who played Brahms 3...good stuff. Dr. Price had some pretty amazing stuff going there. So that was my 21 hour Saturday.

The rest of the week was college tour, another college tour, yet another college tour, and you get the idea. I think we did seven total. That's a lot. While I didn't find "the school of my dreams" I did fine some I definitely want to stay away from, so I guess that's progress. After USC (and a Pete Carroll sighting), CSULB, Pomona College, UCR, UCI, CSUF, and Pepperdine I came to the general conclusion that you get what you pay for. I also discovered that just about every school is "ranked number 3 in safety." Funny how that works.

Sporting amazing new products such as the WiiHelm and the Vilcus Plug Dactyloadapter, Thinkgeek reminds us it is that wonderful day of the year known as April Fools Day. So go out and buy your Inhalable Caffeine Stix before it's too late.

Google has announced a new program offering FREE in-home wireless broadband internet. The technology of this blows my mind, but I'm going to definitely try it out. Karl sent me the link and I'm not sure if he's up and running yet, but we're both really excited. Google scores once again.

On that same note, Leo Laporte announced TWIT has sold to G4. It's about time.

Americans amaze me. If you've ever asked the question "why are we the fattest nation?" Well, here's your answer.

JibJab released a new video poking fun at the media. It's a pretty funny watch, but while I watching it I couldn't help thinking...sad but true.

I'm off to go enjoy the remaining hours of spring break being lazy.