December 2, 2006

"I'm letting go of friendships; They're letting go of me"
- The Gambling District


Technology has spoiled me. I'm working on an online quiz for my Technical Communications class, over a chapter I read months ago. Basically, these quizzes were to be used as practice for the exams that we never had. So I never did them. Turns out we are still going to be graded on them. So I'm skimming a chapter that I read the second week of class, over topics that were never used in class. I really really want to just press Ctrl + F and search the textbook for the words I'm looking for. But I can't, 'cause its a textbook. Ugh.

A Day Late

One of my favorite bands is the Christian Rock band Anberlin. I've been putting off writing about them, because when I do I want it to be done well. They deserve a good post. Today is not that day. So instead, here is a video of one of their best songs A Day Late. Enjoy.

"If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is 'God is crying.' And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is 'Probably because of something you did.'"
- Jack Handey

Games!

Check out The Irritating Game. It's an online game that really drives you nuts, but still brings you back for more. The object of the game is to keep the bowling ball on the teeter-totter, while keeping the white ball up using the pong-like paddle. The problem is both of them are attached to the mouse so when you move the mouse right, the paddle goes right and the teeter-totter tips right. Check it out, my personal best is 30.41 seconds. I found that if I focused on the bowling ball first, and quickly moved the paddle to catch the white ball, I could last longer.

Also, check out Happy New Year 2005 by the same guy. Click the 'X' to begin. The 2004 bubble is controlled by your mouse. You must navigate through the maze without hitting the sides or a trap. I barely made it past the first section. I stink at mouse games. At the end of the maze is what looks to be a garbage can of trash. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's to get rid of last years "trash", like a bad metaphor.

Oh and these games look to be in French (maybe?), but you don't need to understand what it says to play.

Friends - 10 seasons in 90 seconds

December 1, 2006

I love the Facebook. It is easily one of my favorite sites on the internet. I'm constantly checking Facebook for no reason. I know it's bad, but I check a lot of sites. I like talking to my friends about nothing, and sharing funny pictures. I like joining groups about inside jokes and leaving wall posts on old friend's profiles. Facebook allows me to connect to all my friends; a real social phenomenon. But there is a downside to it. I've decided that there are very very few things someone could do that would make me feel ok about de-friending someone on the Facebook. I've actually never done it, as far as I can remember. But that means that I am still friends with my ex-girlfriends, ex-roommates and the like. Well, not so much on the ex-roommates; they de-friended me. But that means that with the news feed, and mutual friends, I see their presence. From time to time I see wall posts and picture tags that I don't want to see. After a bad day of work last summer I checked my email to find my ex-roomies were taking me to court and to top it off, I went to send them a message about it, and found we were no longer Facebook friends. In reality, I'm not going to get bent up about that. Honestly, we ended on bad terms. But it wasn't nice to see that after the long day I had. Every once in a while I see pictures of things I don't want to see, or wall postings that mention things I don't want to hear. The worst is when I find out things about girls that I like, that I didn't really want to know. It's like hearing something about your crush from a friend and not from her. It kinda ruins your day.

I don't mean to complain. But I wanted to show that even though I love the wonderful distractions the internet provides, it also can be the little thing that gets me down.

There's a fine, fine line between a lover and a friend;
There's a fine, fine line between reality and pretend;
And you never know 'til you reach the top if it was worth the uphill climb.

There's a fine, fine line between love
And a waste of time.

- Fine Line from the Broadway musical Avenue Q

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"Sex can lead to nasty things like herpes, gonorrhea, and something called relationships."
- Ali G

Indian Thriller

November 30, 2006

Apparently Firefox thinks my blog is linux based (see picture). For some reason my bookmark doesn't have the trademark Blogger "B" next to it. Weird.

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November 29, 2006

Tobiasisms

Narrator: Tobias listens to a day's worth of his own words, to see what Michael was referring to...
Tobias Fünke: [on tape] ... even if it means me taking a chubby, I will suck it up.
Tobias: Nothing wrong with that.
Tobias: [on tape] Oh, I've been in the film business for a while, but I just can't seem to get one in the can.
Tobias: It's out of context.
Tobias: [on tape] I wouldn't mind kissing that man between the cheeks.
Narrator: ...and he realized there is something distinct about the way he speaks.
Tobias: Tobias, you blowhard. [chuckles]
Yay, for Arrested Development!

One of my favorite shows is starting a new season tomorrow. Scrubs! It's on NBC at 8 central tomorrow. I'm excited. It's also on Comedy Central from 6-7, and another station (21 here in Ames) from 10:30-11:30 and channel 9 (in Ames) from 11-12.

Everyone should watch!

The wondrous internet giant that is YouTube is down. That is why my videos don't load. It's annoying, but when you control around half the internet movie viewing market, you gotta reboot sometimes. Just thought I would let people know.

November 28, 2006

CSS - Cansei de Ser Sexy

Cansei de Ser Sexy is an indie band from Sao Paulo, Brazil. The name of the band means "tired of being sexy" in English, and it is a reference to a Beyonce Knowles citation. The band is a mix of Alternative/Electronica/Powerpop. Five girls and one guy (bass) that make up CSS. They are on Subpop Records, along with the Postal Service, Iron & Wine, the Album Leaf and many others. Check them out on the links below. The youtube video is of their song Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above. Enjoy.

The Number 23

My roommate told me about a movie that he heard of called The Number 23. It stars Jim Carrey in a serious role. I liked The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, so I hope Mr. Carrey does a good job on this one too. The trailer looks interesting, but I'm not sure about the crazy/knife part. Check out the trailer below.

New Busted Tees Shirts

Busted Tees added some shirts. Enjoy.



November 27, 2006

"Without music life would be a mistake."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

I was at my grandparent's all weekend (no internet) and now I have the worst week ever. Assignments due everyday, tests and presentations. Not to mention the overwhelming desire to ignore my work and continue vacation. So I'm not going to be posting much. Sucks. I'll be back in a few days. Here's a few pics of Nippa/Patches from home.