Sunday, August 29, 2010

I Had a Dream...

Let me start with: I HAD A DREAM THAT HILLARY CALLED ME! xD She wanted to congratulate me on getting the internship I wanted (I refuse to get my hopes too high up though, still, I want that internship sooo bad!) And I wanted to make sure I wasn't getting a joke played on me so I asked her what Bill's middle name was, lol. That's really all I remember. Then elsewhere in the dream it was raining and I was in a hospital in my house; this was loosely affected by the Mystery Science Theater DVD menu music playing in the background while I napped I'm sure.

btw: I have two classes with Natalie this semester, and she attended a committee meeting that Hillary was at! She corrected our teacher about some minute trivial thing and mentioned to me she remembered that day because she knew I would want her to report back to me on Hillary's pantsuit -- which was powder blue btw, lol. But speaking of my classes:

Well, 1 week down. Dozens to go. The numbers don't really matter, I'm just ready to really get this semester started. I'm hovering around that area I like to be in - where I don't have any dire work to do right away, I have some that I could be doing and probably should that is not high priority, and a huge list of very low priority things that need to get taken care of *eventually...* And it's only 1 week into the new semester! Lol.

My classes this semester are blah. After Japanese got canceled, I was left with 12 credit hours - dangerously low for a Education major. But I fixed it, and now I've got busy days pretty much every day. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: American Congress and American Presidency, followed by 2 hours of office duty in Student Government. Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9:15 am "World Regional Geography", International Politics & Institutions (NATO, UN, etc.) and "Educational Implementation" which is a joke x_x our first two days consisted of coloring and show and tell.

This weekend was the anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King jr.'s "I have a Dream" speech. Unfortunately, annoying conservative dumb ass Glenn Beck attempted to commandeer the anniversary by staging some form of Tea Party protest/sermon on the steps of the Lincoln memorial. I won't go into further detail, just annoyed with conservatives. In response, helped mom to donate money to the re-elect Ted Strickland for Governor campaign - lol.

News Article of the Day: Former Alaska Governor and Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol, the one who historically got pregnant, engaged, then broke it off during the 2008 election -- has joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars! She'll be joining David Hasselhoff and Mike "The Situation (from Jersey Shore.)"

Remarkable Fact: Betty White refuses to play a character that endorses/does dope or drugs.

Now wait a minute - I legitimately am curious how Mrs. White has reemerged on the entertainment stage in this past year, lol. It started with the Facebook campaign to get her on SNL, and now she's apparently on some show set in Cleveland? The woman is like 81, lol. I'm not gonna lie, she's hilarious in everything I've seen her in, I'm just curious where this random popularity stemmed from.

I mean, this shirt was available at Hot Topic for pete's sakes! Which if Sarah doesn't watch out I may just buy it for her, lol...

Song of the Day: Not Like the Movies by Katy Perry. From her new "Teenage Dreams" album, this song is about how love and life isn't like you're led to believe it will be by movies or television. An interesting topic, especially when I consider myself pretty naive in life in a number of ways, hoping for the best, the way I kinda taught myself from TV and movies. The song is alot slower and piano-er than some of her pop hits, but the message means more than things like "I Kissed a Girl" and "Ur So Gay" -- Katy Perry seems to be hit or miss when it comes to finding a deeper meaning in songs. Choice lyrics:
"If it's not like the movies,
Thats how it should be.
When he's the one,
He'll come undone,
And my world will stop spinning,
And thats just the beginning.

'Cause I know you're out there,
And your, your love came for me.
It's a crazy idea that you were made,
Perfectly for me you'll see..."

Monday, August 23, 2010

Cleanin Out My Closet

Not literally, but my desktop. Pretty much since getting this labtop, with it's 500 GB memory I haven't made it a priority to keep the desktop or files too clean. My first desk shift of the year, what better time for some Fall cleaning! (Already 1/4th through my shift, nice!) While I'm at it I'll post a few of the things I've been letting pile up.

So, a random thing I wanted to ask you if you remembered: 2X-L. He was a robot, which I brought up to Sarah like a month ago. She did not really remember 2X-L. But we had one growing up, and you put in a cassette with some kind of learning adventure and pressed the buttons to select either the right or wrong answer I guess? I don't really remember how he worked, or why I downloaded a picture of him - and the only thing I remember about him was that I wanted to put him on my blog. Well, here he is, now I can delete it haha. Actually if you look at that 2XL link above, you can see an earlier 80's-version of 2XL.

Sorry to anyone who hoped the title and picture in some way meant I had found a 2X-L in my closet :( btw -- his name (like most robots) is a pun, because he's an educational device. "2X-L", to excel... ha...heh, yeah we didn't get that back then.

In case anyone is wondering what I did today: not much! Woke up after last nights CRAZY party, had an interesting conversation about time travel, multiple big-bang theory, and what if Hell is Up and Heaven is down?! Then we went to Swensons. MMMMMMmmmmmmm, Swenson's. I need to go there more often, them potato teasers are off the HOOK! Then I drove to Garfield to drop Panda and Matt off, fix some issues with mom & Dave's new laptop (by which I really mean, teach mom the basics of the internet. She is having issues realizing message boards and chat rooms aren't exactly they way they were back in 1999.) Came back to Akron, played with my new drawing tablet for a few hours waiting for Sarah to get ready... then went shopping, went out to Quail Hollow State Park and had a fun time with Sarah where we discussed how when we're old, we would want property with a giant park/forest on it, and it could have a giant path through it like the park, but have the path be different every year!

Then I went and snacked on Swenson's leftovers for dinner, watched a few minutes of the best of "I Love the 80's" on VH1 -- OH! Sarah and Brit & Angela got cable today! Also a cat, details to follow.

Um, and then I downloaded a Vectoring program and I'm kinda playing with that. Classes start tomorrow, I've only got 2 - 11am-12:55. Then I work 6-8. Yeah. My day suuuucks... I need more classes :( DARN YOU UNIVERSITY! Bright side, I'm only at the desk for another... 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Quote of the Day: (cool, ghetto woman on what is apparently a radio comercial) "There's a place you can have a shot of Jack with Ke$ha, but save some for her - gurl gotta brush her teeth!"  Ahaha, I found this hilarious when I heard it on the radio on the way to Bucca di Beppo's for dinner with Kim a while back. Saved it on my iPod's voice recorder and it just popped up as a song. Taking that off the shuffle now...

Video of the Day: If you have not already watched every video in her series, you need to go watch GloZelle! SHE IS HILARIOUS! Haha, I'll just post her commentary on a Ke$ha video (she comments on alot of popular music videos, and a few random news or things like that) she is hilarious.

Song of the Day: To round it out, mise-as-well hit to Ke$ha's with one blog Label. So Ke$ha's new single is "Take it Off" - haha, oh Ketchup.... so I guess I somehow missed posting the ridiculous (but not too ridiculous) music video on here. I feel like I did, so it might be in a draft somewhere. But yeah, Kesha's lookin cleaner than usual - some have called her almost Ashley Tisdale looking.

I don't really see it, any more than most girls these days kinda look the same. Anyway, so as she demands everyone takes it off - she walks past a car that certainly ain't no "Gold Trans-am", and an Abandoned Hotel! n.n this was my favorite part the first time I saw this video. Then they jump in an abandoned swimming pool, and their bodies start emitting powdered chalk I guess? Then they start jumping at each other and exploding in a way that reminded me of old Capri-Sun Commercials....

Ahahaha, and after watching that it reminds me of the secret adventures of Alex Mac! Anyway. As for the actual video, it's just eh but I feel like there's so much to say about it, lol, like how it's a colorful version of the LeBron poster with all his powder! On the ride down to Myrtle Beach, I told Panda about it and she got frusterated the video didn't come up on her phone. From there, the rest of the trip was basically spent convincing her it was an awesome awesome video. It's really average enough, lol.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Palin, Perry & Peacock

Well, it's been a hectic week for me. Lots of crazy going on. But things appear to be beginning to settle thankfully.

My Japanese class got canceled, which left me with not-enough credits and class starting Monday. I went in, and think I have a method of fixing it an enrolling in a "Modern Regional Geography" class - which I imagine is something like learning where all the countries are and their capitals, lol, which I would have a blast doing! In the spare time I had fixing that crisis, I straightened out my financial aid which is all set and good now.

Star Trek update: finally found time to play Star Trek: Online the other day, and they've added a whole bunch of new "diplomacy" missions - so its not all shooting and fighting any more, but it's got puzzle-y ambassadorial missions too now. Woo n.n I'm happy. I was doing a Diplomacy mission on Vulcan when I noticed the Vulcan writing on a pillar looked familiar...

! (The black and white is a reversed image from Memory Alpha, the Star Trek wiki. Some fan drew that as an example of Vulcan writing, and they used it in the game! I find that so cool. n.n I didn't make it, but I have asked the person who did make it to make a few alien language images before.

Song of the Day: "Peacock" by Katy Perry. Oh my god Katy Perry, really? This is just... crazy. It's apparently about a guy who brags about his "peacock" ...... -_-..... remember the days when people were clever with their innuendo? Anyway. The song progresses and apparently he wasn't exaggerating. Based on how dumb this song is, I have no doubt it will be the next Katy Perry single. Choice lyrics below...

"I wanna see your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock, cock
Your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock
I wanna see your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock, cock
Your peacock, cock, cock
Your peacock
Word on the street, you got somethin' to show me, ee
Magical, colorful, Mr. Mystery, ee
I'm intrigued, for a peek, Heard it's fascinating...."

News Article of the Day: 11 College that give students iPads!

Quote of the Day: Bahaha, you know someone I haven't mentioned in a while time I feel?

"Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn't it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls [please] refudiate."
Sarah Palin, on plans to build an Islamic community center near Ground Zero, via Twitter, July 18, 2010

To which normal people responded "refudiate?" To which Palin responded...

"'Refudiate,' 'misunderestimate,' 'wee-wee'd up.' English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!"
—Tweet, July 18, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cool Star Trek Things!

Haha, I am reeeally behind in updating this I know. I've got two+ major trips worth of pictures to upload, and I only ever find the motivation to babble on about dumb stuff. Well, unfortunately it's gonna be another of those days.

The first cool thing I just found was a fancy Vulcan-inspired pen stand! I don't think it's for sale, at least I can't find a "Buy" or sale price on the site. But the stand is based on the Vulcan's emblem, the "idic" (or I.D.I.C., which stands for their motto "Infinite diversity, in Infinite Combinations." Why an alien race would use an English acronym doesn't really make any more sense than why they all speak English however...)

And I thought I'd upload some pictures I have on my computer, in case my computer crashes I have them somewhere! All of them come from the "Christie's Star Trek Auction" -- a giant years long auction of Star Trek props that went on a while back after the last series (Enterprise) ended in like, 2005. They put a billion pictures of the stuff online, and for Trekkie nerds like me it was a goldmine!

Star Trek typically takes place in the 24th century, with the exception of the original series with Kirk and Spock, which takes place in the 23rd century. On rare occasions, people from the distant future (here, the 29th century) when Starfleet policed time visited the past. Here's a close up of the Red (vs. Green and Blue) uniforms. If I were the type of Trekkie who had Star Trek uniforms (I don't by the way, but given the opportunity...) I would want this one. The one chevron on the neckline indicates the low-rank of Ensign.

This stack of books comes from the Enterprise series, apparently communications officer (and human translator) Hoshi Sato. These are all fake books the production people came up with book jackets for, I've googled them - lol. The "Conversational Cambodian" one mentions "Univ. of Tycho Press" -- Tycho is a future city on the Moon.

This is a Vulcan Captain's chair from Enteprise. They were never on the bridge of a Vulcan ship, but when communication showed just the Captain on the screen you could see the chair he was sitting in. Vulcan's like things classy.

Haha, these are "Vulcan ration packs" from an episode when an early Vulcan ship crash landed in the 1950s. Me and mom like that episode. I believe they're made from those small balloons you can get in like, Tops or Dave's near the checkout line. Here they have Vulcan writing on them. I remember this auction actually (it was on eBay) I considered buying them until I saw it was 100$+ and I wasn't about to pay that for some redressed checkout aisle balloons.

K, Last Trek thing for the day. A Star Trek: The Next Generation inspired keyboard, with the Starfleet logo on the arrows and everything. I haven't figured out why some letters are blue, and others are black. This isn't from the auction, but I accidentally found this googling one day and laughed outloud at the space bar...

Well that's all I got! Off to Garfield Heights to take mom to a French cafe for her birthday. So here's my shoutout: Happy Birthday Mom!!! Maybe I'll be able to convince her to buy some nice clothes...

Link of the Day: -- Like I've said, I've been trying to be more artistic lately, and have become interested in interesting architecture. I stumbled (not literally) onto this site that appears to be run by a designer for LEGO, and he created castles based on different animal factions (ie: Hawk Castle, Wolf Castle, Ape Castle, etc.) interesting how he (or she, I don't know) incorporates animals into the design. Just thought I'd give a shout out to something I found really interesting.

Song of the Day: "Magic" by B.o.B. (feat. Rivers Cuomo) The first time I heard this song the radio described it as this: "You are going to hate me, because this song will be stuck in your head for two weeks, cause the first time I heard it, that's what happened to me and its still stuck in my head." It is pretty catchy, bouncy even. Haha, this new "B.o.B." singer (here he calls himself "Bob" for the first time I've heard) -- I downloaded his album, but only a few songs are good IMO. Good nonetheless. Magic lyrics. Hahaha, I can see this finding its way onto some magic show -- like Wizards of Waverly place or, that witch cartoon.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

omg shus

Woo, got new shoes. Felt like doing a clothes shopping blog.

New Orange Nike's, except the laces are orange not white. 

In regards to shoes, since pretty much Elementary school I've only ever got tennis shoes. I don't really feel skater enough, or whatever enough for the most other types of shoes (and not being athletic enough keeps me from getting the too-cool Nike or other athletic shoes. At Sarah's encouragement to expand my horizons however, I went to Journey's at Chapel Hill, and the guy was really annoying but had some good ideas. And though he had the shoe I wanted, he was too annoying about it so I opted to look around more. Which really meant the next day I would get the same pair at Fairlawn.

But Fairlawn did not have my size (serves me right...) but they insisted it runs big and to get half a size smaller would be fine. WRONG. Painful, stinging, poking feeling on the outer rim of my foot. I didn't really realize this til later, and looked at the receipt and Journey's has a strict return policy actually - if you wear it at all, you can't return it. Add to that I kinda stepped in like dried broccoli or something, lol. So quickly cleaned off the shoes, and tried to return them - and Fairlawn was AWesome about it! The sales lady was really nice too. Found new shoes (so I don't actually have the pair seen above) some "dress sneaker" that's all black, more form-fitted than most of my past tennis shoes. We'll see how they last.

I don't personally want these obviously, but they look cool! I want to send them to Lady Gaga I bet she'd like them! Futuristic womens shoes by Raphael Young.

Haha, I'd buy these suspenders (for wear over a shirt) if they were 20$ or less. But in reality they are almost 400 dollars so yeah that's not happening. But some fashion site I follow mentioned suspenders are in among certain crowds.

Shopping urge increasing, here's some things I'd look into if I fit into Asian clothes >>;;

Song of the Day: "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz. This singer is actually not that bad alone, he def needs Ludacris in his other song though. Interesting, he was born named "Adetayo Ayowale Onile-Ere" in London, England. This is basically about going out to the club and being all cool and shit. Generic rappy-pop meaning, no particularly standout lyrics or subliminal messages or anything. Though I do like, and feel I can relate to n.n the line...
"...I came to dance, dance, dance, dance
I hit the floor 'cause that's my, plans, plans, plans, plans
I'm wearing all my favorite brands, brands, brands, brands

Give me space for both my hands, hands, hands, hands..."

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Symbol of Jest: Particularly Clever Snails

I just got back from a bunch of cool caves in Tennessee, and more about that tonight or tomorrow - but for now, a few funny news articles:

In this article from CNN, The New York Times says that the FBI has sent Wikimedia (the Parent company that runs the revered Wikipedia, and all of its sister sites) a letter asking they take the FBI emblem off their website. Ahahahhaha, oh FBI -- when will the government learn not to fight the power, the people. Wikipedia has many many more fans than the FBI I'm sure. But aside from actual favor, the laws the FBI are citing - they are not interpreting them correctly. The law prevents people from using Government logos for the purpose of inpersonating the government, or making money off of them. Wikipedia does neither. Its strange that the FBI would even bother picking this fight which they are not gonna win. But "as a symbol of jest", I felt I should note I am not a member of the FBI, and the FBI does not endorse my blog - nor do any members read it I'm sure. (Nor do I make any money off this blog while I'm at it.)

Haha, another blog "Geek" something pokes more fun at the issue. Even including a "[Citation Needed]". I like how they describe the letter Wikipedia sent back, as "politely feisty." Vanity Fair talks FBI. Bahahaha, the response letter is even posted online (in the public domain I imagine, or properly cited.) I like the irony that the FBI tried to 'edit' the law only to have it 'reverted for vandalism.'

In another random news article about how Italy is being "too Italian", I like the quote: "Since the economic crisis began, this country has regularly turned up on the informal list of Nations That Worry Europe.

Finally, in a news article about snails, the British... I dunno, some British science agency has recommended that the public take part in an experiment measuring whether snails have the innate ability to return home even if taken 10 miles away! "Ruth's result is from just one experiment. In science, researchers try to do as many experiments as they can to ensure they have not got a freakish result - or in Ruth's case - that she has particularly clever snails."

"It could be a long process," says Dr Hodgson, "because snails aren't the fastest of creatures."

Haha, okay I think that's all the silly I have today. AWESOME pictures of caves and my adventures coming sooooon....