Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

A jolly good day to all those fathers out there.

Thankfully my dad is doing much better now. He's almost back to normal routine and we have rescheduled the trip for later next month, so everybody is looking forward to that.

Certain events sort of threw my schedule for the summer off, so while it didn't look like I would be able to get my EMT like I wanted to in the beginning, I got into a good program at ROP. We just finished our first week and I have to admit I didn't realize how much work was involved. It's a pretty brutal 6 week course (normally 16 weeks) and a lot of hands on stuff, but its fun I think its good for me.

So it looks like I have officially made the switch. My MacBook should be here next week and my free iPod Touch came in on Friday. They have a cool little promo, so if you're remotely interested I urge you to act. The little thing is pretty awesome and a lot of fun to play with. I'll keep you updated on how I like the MacBook.

When Rock Hill school officials in South Carolina tell commencement crowds to hold their applause until the end, they mean it — police arrested seven people after they were accused of loud cheering during the ceremonies. Don't you love the happy spirit of graduation times?

A German sports reporter was running late for his flight to catch a game in Italy. Desperate times call for desperate measures so he called in a bomb threat in hope to delay his flight. It worked...the flight was delayed, but he was arrested before stepping foot in the terminal.

So you have to admit that this election season has been pretty weird. A McCain/Clinton ticket would make it even weirder...and some actually believe it could happen although I wouldn't unnecessarily consider myself in that group.

It was a shame to hear that Tim Russert passed away last week. Although I didn't watch Meet the Press too much, I always enjoyed his commentary and how he was such a wholesome guy. My first recollection of him was during the 2000 election as he was explaining the electoral college and all the weird quarks of the system, and I understood it perfectly. To make a 10 year old understand that system, you have to be a gifted reporter.

That's it for now...I need to study some C-spine.

Thursday, June 05, 2008


Well...that's it (for high school at least). Graduation was last Friday and didn't disappoint in being a hallmark of high school immaturity. There's a lot I'm not going to miss at all, but bidding farewells that evening made me realize how much I am going to miss a lot of the great people I've met over the years. My sisters threw a little party thing for me after the ceremony which, including the ice cream cake, was pretty fun. Thanks to all for the congratulations and congrats to my fellow 08'ers.

Our trip to Italy had to be postponed until later this summer. My Dad came down with a severe headache and after ER visits it was determined to be due to low spinal fluid pressure. Thankfully it is nothing serious, but he as been pretty uncomfortable the past few days. The good news is he appears to be doing much better after a "blood patch treatment" and hopefully will be fully better very soon. Thanks for the prayers and concern.

Keeping with the theme of graduation, a Fresno high school valedictorian has been scheduled for deportation to Armenia after fleeing the Soviet Union and living in the United States since 1992. This doesn't make sense to me. I don't want to embark on a nasty political diatribe here, but if the US really wants to deport people I think they're looking in the wrong place. If you live in Southern California you know what I mean.

With all the new technology and such out there, I must say Gary's Weather Forecasting Stone has taken forecasting to a whole new extreme.

That's about it for now. I think I'll go give my room its much needed yearly cleanup.