Thursday, November 27, 2003

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Sometimes, you just hate being right-on.

Sometimes you hate to see events unfold the way you fortold.
But it is better to know beforehand than not at all.
And it is better to be validated than to know naught at all.

It is better to be right than to be led-on.
I'm in LA.

Having a blast.

Hangin' out with family.

The riddle game Mindtrap rocks.

Yes it does.

Saturday, November 22, 2003

Last night ... another kickass night. Truly something to be astonished and proud of, considering the circumstances given that day.
Upon browsing a significant number of other blogger's pages, you begin to realize that far more people than you have ever imagined have proper grammar and jaw-dropping prose.

Current Song : "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"

Friday, November 21, 2003

Last night kicked ass.

I hung out with another streetboarder, a guy from England named Reuben.

He showed me a lot of tricks, and let me try out a few myself ( I only landed one of 'em correctly tho ! *ouch!* :-p )

At any rate it's enough fun to prove to me that bindings on the streetboard are worthwhile .

I'll have pictures up in one or two days :-D

Now I'm off to class ! I've got a test in CS to study for !

Thursday, November 20, 2003

And now, for a joke that only programmers will understand.
I had perhaps the scariest nightmare I've had in awhile ... a long while... in the last hour of my sleep, too ... from 4:10 to 5:10 ... a dream within a dream ... scary stuff ... AIM me and I'll talk about it.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

He just alerted me that the IRC group is giving off a really big Fed Vibe ... go figure.
Now for the scary part:

A friend of mine found a list off IRC of complete personal information of MANY individuals across three years, as early as 2001 and as late as July of this year ... everything from where they work to their credit card info... and he's just begun the long and drawn-out process of alerting the individuals to their stolen information via 3rd person Sprint operators over the net.
Scary scary post of the day is right after this one.

Yesterday: we went to Phoenix to applaud my mother in a recognition of her excellence in teaching, it was a state-wide recognition of outstanding individuals in education, from students to graduates to teachers. The food was okay ... certainly not worth the $45 I paid for it, but food is food to me ... as long as it's healthy and doesn't taste bad :-D

Exciting and hectic day, today.

Earlier, my dumbass self locked my sister and I out of her car with that damned auto lock feature ... it was set to lock whenever the ignition turned on, and I had the front door open ... I walked out, slammed the door, and walked around to the other side ... and the door wouldn't open ... car's running, doors locked ... extra remote wouldn't work because the car was turned on. lovely

I ended up paying $45 ... my own personal idiot tax. Pictures to come soon. ;-D

My sister dropped me off at school just in time for my math test ... a thriller, man ... a thriller.
Tests aren't supposed to replicate movies.

I realized I haven't been working at all. .. so, due to the fact that I had to post work hours today rather than tomorrow, I gave myself another 29 hours from Thursday to Sunday to look forward to, so I can finish up this particular project which has been haunting myself and fellow team-members, both of which have a lot more riding on this assignment than $ and grades ... think theses ! YES ! MORE THAN ONE !

I've been surfin' that streetboard everywhere I go ... and it's awesome ...

I even gave my sister a full one - hour session on it -- with her trying to get the movement down, amd me holding my arms out ready for a quick bear hug in case she should fall. Funny, but she was able to pick up the beginning steps faster than all of my friends !!! :-D

What's even funnier, so was my neighbor, Jenny -- even though she didn't get very far, I think it was due to the fact that she had some snowboarding experience which helped.

At any rate, I need to start sending copies of this video tape sent to me on streetboarding to the local stores ... maybe I can get a profit out of it, especially when demoing this baby.
The Meatrix

Monday, November 17, 2003

Okay. That's it. I've officially heard the worst pickup line in HISTORY ! (and fortunately, not in action)

*drum roll*

"Hey, you look korean. I've got some Gundam Hentai back at my dorm, and I know you koreans are into that sort of thing ..."


Not only is it the worst pickup line in the history of dating, but it's also perhaps the best way to get slapped and questioned as a harrassment suspect ! :-D Who among us has the guts to try it out ?! Are you man or otaku ?

Brought to you in part by Ryan of the UA.

ohhh ... here's a continuation by Netshade:
"Hey baby, can't a man share his love of animated robots and nude women with a lady? If that's wrong, I don't wanna be right."

Saturday, November 15, 2003

Life Lesson #31 : Don't complicate things. Just don't.
On Friday night, we brought the compy (and the streetboard) to Mike2's to spend the night. We decided to have a LAN party, using the following ingredient list:
Unreal Tournament GOTYE
GL Quake
Chicago: the movie
Blazing Saddles: the movie
#2 decent compies
#1 cable connection
#4 single-serving mudslides
#1 24 oz Mike's Hard Lemonade
#1 Bottle of Champaigne
#2 cups of 69 proof Lemon Liquor (cheap shit)
#?? of Amaretto (with ice cream)

We had a blast. Happy & drunk. And I have photos to prove it.

Saturday: Hangover hell.

Saturday morning, Patricia and Cora got in touch with us at 10 in the morning.

That whole day, I was really mellow -- and completely out of it. And everyone hated it. =D In fact, Cora put me into a headlock, and dragged me 15 feet, following up with a nuggie on my hair (all knuckles), in an attempt to wake me up.
It worked. For awhile.

Mike dressed up as Sanosuke from Rurouni Kenshin, for the TASS Screening. :-D He didn't look too bad, so most people did a double take when looking at him before realizing he wasn't wearing normal clothes.

We hung out with the girls, and cruised the mall for a few hours -- but we ended up dropping them off before going to TASS -- Patricia couldn't go since she needed to be with her family.

The Tucson Animation Screening Society screening was fun & slightly boring, even though many great shows were featured, and many conversations were thoroughly explored. I spent most of my time riding the streetboard.

Later on, I met up with Noel, and before we left TASS, we ran into a man named Don, who sparked a bizarre, yet memorable conversation.
Following that incident, we stopped by Patricia's place, said hi, picked Cora up, and headed back to Noel & Cora's.

There we stayed for an hour, playing Midnight Club #2, and at 10, arrived back here, at Mike2's place ... where we are now - just kickin' it till 11:30pm, and then back home I go.

Friday, November 14, 2003

In other news, today, Jamie is going to take a quiz in his computer science class, attempt to organize his files, and then drink (not too much) with Mike2 while duking it out in Unreal Tournament in the evening, and when the morning returns, he expects to go out with Mike2, Noel, Cora, and Patricia to TASS !

Hopefully, everything will go as planned :-D .
My legs feel like jello. This Streetboard thing is going to take some getting used to.

Thursday, November 13, 2003

It is here. My Dimension AS2 ... my baby... MINE ! Tonight, I RIDE !
Dating Rule #1: Never, ever bore your date.


My bad.

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Matrix Revolutions opened today. Oh yeah. Can't see it yet. But I will.
Ecxiitng Rsearech at Cmabrigde

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

"Okay, so how does this relationship thing work? I'm lost ! :-)"

Interesting Halloween Friday. Some good, some bad. It had the potential to be awful, but since I was hanging out with the right group of people, it was awesome.
But since I don't have a lot of time to spare , and this summation has already taken too long to write, and because I've got two assignments due tomorrow, one test, and a project at work to finish, here's Patricia's well-assessed recount of our Halloween night !

But I will talk about the weekend as a whole. We weren't able to follow with tradition ... the midnight graveyard picnic ... but I guess I'm the only one that has a different purpose for being there ... but from now on, that reason will be in the forefront of my mind, instead of a side-quest, like the ones you get bored finishing in rpgs. Respect the dead.
They lived, they fought, they died ... and a great deal of them did so for reasons greater than themselves.

Of all the weekends to watch "Gangs of New York" my parents chose El Dia de los Muerdos !

Now, for those of you who don't know ... that movie is based upon a lot of fairly accurate information for New York in the 1830's & 40's, dealing with the immigrants arriving from various places.

And also, I should tell you that I've got the blood of many different types of people running through my body ... from the African continent to immigrants, and even colonial Americans, this movie has a lot of significance to me.

In one sense, "the blood stays on the blade": without a doubt, many of your own ancestors fought for what they believed was right ... and for you to be here ... if you misuse your time on Earth ... then what does that say about their efforts ?

But how we fulfill our destinies is still up to us -- how we view our responsibilities has always been up to us. So at the very least, you would be fulfilling your part by simply respecting and honoring the dead.

Unfortunately, my mother must be afraid that I am clueless in regard to spirituality, because she's doing everything but whacking me over the head with the universe, and throwing meaning and symbolism left and right ... (As if they were physical objects ! Imagine that :-p ) this morning, one small phrase from my lips was enough to send her into Thich Nhat Hanh lecture-mode ! :-)

Sunday, November 02, 2003

Halloween Weekend update coming soon. blog-visitations, too.

xor is awesome.
and so is AnalogX's supercool programmer's calculator

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