Friday, January 30, 2009

There was a BLOG here, it's gone now.

Yo readers. So today was a bit'a fun - bought me a PS2! Yes, you're thinking "so what?" But not having a major system in so long has been draining my youthful vigor, and what is a college student without one? Also, I now have a DVD player so *Yes!* Cause that TV deserves a good movie night or two.

Can I just say that -- the phrase "Google Gadget" bring a grin to my face. It has something to do with things Google can do I guess, but it makes me think of inspector gadget immediately.

Now as ya'll will know, my birthday is coming up this February. So I compiled a list of some things I want. Not particularly what I expect my friends to get me, just a thought exercise of some items I feel like getting/buying in the months ahead.

Birthday Wish List!
  1. Any Spryo game that isn't "Enter the Dragonfly"!!! (Which is one of the only games I have left at home.) The Spyro's are really pretty much some of the best games ever! And this way, next winter break, I can play them at home and feel all warm and happy inside n.n I don't know why but my happiest feeling of a past winter break was just sitting next to my heater playing spyro.
  2. Mystery Science Theater 3000 - The Movie, Special Edition DVD. Not the older one, the new special one surely with some uber-fangled special features. Cover featured below. Available on Amazon for about 15$. As I've found, however, MST3k is hard to find in store :/ Best advice to ya, try to match the cover.
  3. Most importantly -- avoid getting me clothes! Unless you cannot control yourself in buying me an article to wear, try to restrain yourself. I am not a big fan of my friends buying me clothes, nor myself buying clothes for my friends. There are to many variables - liking it, fitting, right store, already having it [this means you amanda!] and then of course there's the you have to wear it more often around the person that bought it for you. And you can't stop wearing it, even if you don't like it any more, for quite some time! So if you can, avoid clothes. But if you can't, American Eagle giftcard is fine. And maby Aeropostal, i find stuff there occasionally. And maybe Hollister, I find stuff there eventually but their just so expencive. NO, however, Abercrombie please. For reasons beyond explaining, I associate what everyone else associates with the other stores and Aber. to just Aber. and they tend to annoy me. The following picture - taken from their website/walls in store - does not make sense as an attempt to sell clothing!!!!
Actually, ya know what, I can't think of much else so I'm going to make this a several-blog installment. This should do as a start though, thank for reading, thankyou comeagain!

Most annoying mispronunciation of the Day: Louisville, Kentucky => "Loo-ih/vull" - CNN reporter

Anticipated Movie of the Day: Silent Hill 2. So, the Silent Hill games (1-3, particularly.) are pretty much my favorite games ever. And when I saw they were making a movie, I had rejoyced! Finally, such a great game comes to the big screen. But they screwed it up royally - and the movie is actually really annoying. (eh, its alright i guess - but it makes it much more unecessarially confusing.) Well, despite the first movie being bad -- they're looking into making a sequel! Interestingly, I bought Silent Hill 2 the game (came out in I dunno, '03?) today along with my PS2. n.n

Quote of the Day: " ...Pepsi, who apparently, is now the new Official soft drink - of Hope." - Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"God send me an angel from the heavens above..."

I'm not gonna lie -- aside from ya know, the constant unhappiness and despair, I've been in a Musical mood lately. (Not a mood that is musical, but the mood for musicals)

Woo, as Jon Stewart just put it: "It's our one week anniversary with Barack Obaaamaaa!" So I have work tonight, 12 - 4am. Gotta... hm, Historical Methods homework redo, write a paper for US History to 1877, and probably a bunch of reading I *should...* do.

BTW - people who actually read this, comment, or vote on the job thing on the left so I know you're here creepers! I'd like to know my friends care, even if this is such a successful thought exercise.

Fantastic Amazing Thing of the Day: This!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't know about you, but whenever I think about Disney anything, I think about how cool it would be if in real life people just broke into a song. And I'm not talking about a group of people singing Fergalicious, I'm talking about an elaborate situation-specific song and dance routine! They had a Buffy episode about it, which I found hilarious. Well... just watch this! Lol.

Happy Song of the Day:
"Happy Working Song" - Enchanted. Lol, this was a good Disney movie, I'm not gonna lie. And it probably helped win this category by being happy even in the title.

Most Situation Appropriate Song of the Day:
"God Send Me An Angel" - Amanda Perez. *reads lyrics* Dang, again, full 10 for 10 on hitting category name.

Quote of the Day:
"Still.... as long as I am here,
I guess a new expeer-
ience could be, worth trying!"

I dunno, something about the naive innocence but optimistic outlook of this makes me smile a tiny bit.

Anticipated Movie of the Day:

"A Night in the Museum 2: Battle for the Smithsonian" - Ohemgee - Robin Williams returns as Teddy Roosevelt! Seriously, go watch this preview. And its got Brit's favorite hottie - Abe Lincoln in probably the funniest line of the preview. btw - Amy Adams (Giselle from Enchanted, see above; and Amelia Earhart from this preview), Hot.

Monday, January 26, 2009

It's a Beautiful New Day

So I'm not a big fan of a bunch of posts over a short period of time, but just wanted to add some things.

I got my passport today, thanks to moms morning-express delivery service. Thanks to delivery delays, it reads "Issued on January 21st, 2009" -- the exact day a certain someone was sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State (the department responsible for US citizens abroad, as well as all diplomatic and negotiation efforts.) So woohoo for that kinda cool thing. On all the visa pages for stamps, it has quotes from important American individuals -- and Teddy count = 2. His head is on Mount Rushmore on one page, and a quote by him is on another n.n

I understand that life is rarely fair. It hasn't been fair to any of the individuals I idolize or aspire to be. Lincoln, Clinton, Ryan, two Roosevelts and King. Most of those didn't live to see their dream come fruition. All we can do is hope for the best, and work our hardest, and if it isn't enough, at least we can say we did all we could. As a wise little green man once said, "Do, or Do Not. There is no try."

Oh wow

I just realized yesterday was January 25th. The day dad died 11 years ago. damn, and ya know I just posted about how I didn't want things to get any worse. I wish I was the kind of person who could release anger by shoving everything off a desk.

God, life is sucking.

"But Soon Comes Mister Night..."

Well, Kayla had her 21st Birthday on 1/23/2009 - and it was interesting, definitely. A bunch of the Garfield people came, and a couple Akron Circle K'rs too, and some of Jesse's friends. Best Birthday wishes to Kayla, I truly hope this year and all future ones are blessed with happier and less stressful moments than those that filled her party. :/

My passport seems to have come in, at least I hope so. Even though I work 12-4am tonight, I'll be waking up at 8:30am to welcome mom with a dozen packages - mostly text books. One of which I should have a chapter read by my 11:00 class, so maybe I'll get some redbull, haven't had any since last semester. Though I hate having redbull on an empty stomach, and I never have breakfast, I just seem to have lost my appetite lately. Redbull on an empty stomach just causes me to have this weird kinda shake that can't be healthy. Though, redbull-less, I'm kinda going through that lately too.

So I have so much to say to some people, but don't want some people to know what I'm thinking, and it is the nature of the internet that the people you want to tell something to won't get it, and the people you don't want in the loop to find out sooner or later. So there's really nothing to say :(

It's such an awful feeling to think you're doing everything right, and still fail at something.

I just hope things get better soon. Or ya know, stop getting worse.

Song of the Day:

"Mr. Blue Sky" - Electric Light Orchestra. This was played early in the movie "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" and I think I'd heard it a couple times before, sounds interesting. And now its been kinda stuck in my head all day. Has an interesting message, at least that I'm getting out of it, about asking why the beautiful blue skies would go away.
"Mister blue sky please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long
Where did we go wrong?"

Quote of the Day:
"
It breaks your heart to see the one you love is happy with someone else, but it's more painful to know that the one you love is unhappy with you." - Website.

Anticipated Movie of the Day:
"Dragonball Evolution" coming to theaters April 8, 2009. A live action, white people Dragonball Z movie. Now, I was not at all a DBZ fan, and I don't know anything about the franchise at all - but this looks at least moderatly interseting. And Amanda thinks its gonna be Bad-Hilarious. So it's win-win, gotta see it!

Occasional-When-I-Feel-Like-It Driving Award goes to:
Allison, for driving us all to and from Washington D.C. and no one fought :D or hit anything. It was a very fun trip actually, and I got to fraternize with my fellow college dems

Friday, January 23, 2009

"My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over..."

Those words, spoken so eloquently by President Gerald Ford upon taking the oath following the resignation of President Nixon in 1974, relate quite perfectly in the modern age as well. The Bush Administration, pockmarked with conspiracy and controversy, checkered with unconstitutional practices including but not limited to torture and domestic wire-tapping, and forever tarnishing our national image abroad by mishandled wars in the middle east - is at long last over. At noon, January 20th, 2009 - Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America.

Let me just say, WOOHOO! Standing in the crowd of 1.8 million people on the national mall in Washington D.C., elation does not begin to define the mood. Finally the Bush saga is over. We don't have to hear about Rumfelds secrets, Cheney's darth vader-like wackjob-ness, Gonzallez's attorneys, Condi Rice's attempts to fix something, Scooter Libby, or Bushisms ever again.

And in Obama's first seconds in office, came the first controversy: They screwed up the oath of office. And by they, I mean bush-nominated Chief Justice Roberts. Apparently, quite proud of her own intellegence - he felt he could recite the oath from memory. But he rearranged the words, causing Obama to give a funny stare at one point.

Historic Dialogue Fail:
Chief Justice Roberts: "I, Barack Hussein Obama,"
Obama: "I, Barack Hussein Obama... [overlapping: do solemly swear...] ...do solemly swear,"
"That I will execute the office... of President to the United States, faithfully..."
"That I will execute...." *hold up stare*
"...the off-, Faithfully the present office... of President of the United States..."
[overlapping:] "...the office of President of the United States, faithfuly..."

Roberts version: "execute the office of President to the United States, faithfully"
Constitution version: "faithfully execute, the office of President of the United States,"

Quote of the Day:
"...he is the Justice Chief, of the court, Supreme!" - Stephen Colbert

Monday, January 12, 2009

I'm B-akron!

Well, sorry readers I haven't posted all break. Trust me, I tried, desperately, but at home I have dial-up and for some reason as of break, Dial up became crappier than ever before. Facebook, my google account, credit card sites, online banking, even Akron Email all no longer worked! WTF! But rest assured, I will try to blog more now that I am back.

So it's been a pretty interesting break! I GoT MY LICENSE! WOOP WOOP! HELL YEAH! Best feeling of accomplishment ever. And I applied for a passport for my Korea aspirations this July n.n should be here by my Birthday in February. And some little things here and there that don't immediately come to mind.

Some Good Quotes of Break:
"Don't worry you can still come in second. I mean, last." - Sean, Sarah's brother, to Sarah (Re:Racing game, lol)

"...within the margarine of error..." - Mom

"NO, NO, Andrew! Push me AND SPIN ME!" - Sarah while we were sledding at midnight, but her phone called Kenny on its own and left this rather odd voicemail.

Some Good Moments of Break:
* Kim and Ross getting engaged on New Years :]

Song of the Day:

"Who I am Hates Who I've Been", Reliant K

Parody of the Day:
Santa Claus, 24 version. AHhahahaha, thats kinda funny. The 24 style is so overdramatic. And their theme is my new txt sound cause I got way to tired of hearing the Indiana Jones ringtone. Also kudos to PhoneZoo.com, an AMAZING website for cellphone ringtones! I should get paid for that spot. Darn, I'm gonna miss 24 tonight cause I'll be in class for half of it. Oh well, I'll watch it on Hulu at work tomorrow night.