April, 2006

Think Thelma not Daria

Feeling: Happy


Last night I cooked my first roast. It came out just a little bit more rare than I would like, but I was too hungry to let it cook any longer. In the picture you can see it with corn with cayenne pepper and applesauce. Good stuff.

On NPR this morning they were doing a segment on obesity in teenagers. One guy said that, "Obesity is a universal problem for teenagers in the US." A universal problem in the US? Are you sure it's not a galactic problem in the US, or maybe just a planetary problem? I understand that he was using the direct translation of universal, not the scientific version, but still, he could have chosen a word that didn't refer to everyone. I know plenty of teens who are very skinny. One of the things mentioned to rectify obesity was a school that removed pop from their vending machines. They're serving triple cheese pizza for lunch and they think ditching soda is going to change anything? Please.

I finished my first ever sudoku last night. It was only a beginner level difficulty, but I found it to be quite exciting.

My RENT Quiz is now online. It's still a little rough around the edges, so give me some feedback as to whether or not you think it is accurate. I still need to do some minor adjustments, but try it out and see if you like it.

My god woke up on the wrong side of his bed

Feeling: Okay


I've come to the realization that I suck at determining ages in women. I'm always thinking, gosh, there aren't enough women around that are near my age. I'll see a woman and think, too young, or too old. I saw a group of women awhile ago and I thought, well, they're a bit too old for me. And what do I find out? They're two years younger than I am! This is actually quite common for me, so instead of just simply guessing and getting totally wrong answers, I've decided to just start hitting on women left and right and not worrying about age at all. Then again, if I do that it will most likely land me in prison with a big man who is aptly named "Big Daddy". I don't think I could handle that, I'm fragile.

My lyrics page is now up to 2,100 songs.

You can't live your life in the baby seat

Feeling: Okay


I shaved off my beard and now I look a little younger and much more girlier. My dream career as a lumberjack is seriously in danger. I also spent a few hours cleaning up a friend's sister's computer that had a bunch of junk on it.

My RENT quiz is just about to be put online. Expect it this week for sure.

What a long strange trip its been

Feeling: Injured


I did some more jogging last night after work, and then for the rest of the evening, I had a runny nose. I felt fine, but I couldn't stop sneezing and having to blow my nose. It was annoying. And my foot is sore, and so is my pinky from Sunday, and I'm bitching an awful lot. Also, this morning I awoke to a rather sad dream about the death of my father.

The full account of my mini road trip is now online. I'm normal, who says I'm not?

Take me to the magic of the moment

Feeling: Exhausted


On Quriday I saw the movie Silent Hill with my arcade friends. Those who are fans of the videogames said the movie was awesome. I thought it was pure junk. Not just because I think that as a rule horror movies suck, but this movie contained so many long sequences of absolutely nothing happening. And also, why didn't the cops see the Jeep and the bike? Just crap I tell you. Movie aside, I enjoyed myself just spending time with friends and chatting up the night.

I worked Saturday and then went to the mall for DDR. After getting all sweaty and showering, I went to the other mall to buy some running shorts, and some new books. I stopped at B. Dalton (said 'hi' to the cute girl) and since they're closing so that the Barnes and Noble can open, everything is 50% off. I picked up Webster's Guide to English Usage which rocks my socks. It contains around 15,000 entries of commonly misused English words and phrases and how to correct them. People used to hate me correcting them before, they're going to want to kill me now! I also bought a hiking and backpacking book and a book of photographs from mountain climbing expeditions. Total cost was about $10. Sweet.

Sunday I took a small trip that I originally planned two years ago. I'll have all the pictures and information about it up tomorrow. I also played more DDR and picked up Billy Joel's Streetlife Serenade album.

Fun on the bun

Feeling: Happy


TGIQ - Thank God It's Quriday. Ah, I love Quriday, now that I'm out of work I can do all the things I wanted to do this evening like Quriday movies at the theater.

The Goo Goo Dolls latest album "Let Love In" comes out in four more days. Of course, if you use Bitorrent it's already out. Bitorrent, it's like Christmas all year round. On the topic of albums, I added three more album reviews and adjusted some of my earlier ratings.

I need an icon. Not an .ico file, use the definition before the graphical user interface. I need a logo of some sort that when people will look at it they'll think "TheAlmightyGuru". I though I had it with my little robed gurus (as seen in the navigation menu), but they're not good enough. I think they're a bit too complex, or just not showy enough. Perhaps something like a cartoon mascot, or a symbol, or something along those lines. My new quest is to find such an icon for my site, and my various other, non-webpage work.

Send the pain below

Feeling: Happy


Sometimes I feel pressured to write witty impressive dialogues for my daily entries. Today isn't one of those days. So I'm just type some sentences that make sense by the letter of the English law, but certainly not the spirit. Now I know you're all enthralled about this entry already, but that doesn't mean that anything important is going to come out of it. Nope, I'm just typing along for the fun of it, because I have time to kill and nothing to kill it with, except for time-ex the specially formulated anti-time spray that can kill time from up to fifty feet away using its patented advanced technology spray nozzle, and oh my run-on sentence.

Okay, enough of that. I've updated the unusual city names pages. It's currently only about five months behind on submissions now.

There are also another 50 lyrics added.

But I die without you

Feeling: Okay


I finally finished ripping my Queen CDs last night. I own about 19 of them, and I still need to get the most recent live albums, and don't even get me started on the UK releases that didn't make it to the states. It's a crime I tell you.

I currently working on my RENT quiz. Progress is slow and I've been putting a little work into it every day for about two months, but I should have it online by the end of the week. It just needs a bit more testing still.

I need a maid so badly. My place is clean, but I hate having to clean it. I hate doing dishes, laundry, vacuuming, scrubbing, and all that crap. Maybe I can find an illegal alien who is willing to work extra cheap. I hate being lazy and frugal at the same time, it's so much of a hassle.

But it seemed like such a good idea at the time

Feeling: Adventurous


I almost finished ripping my CDs last night. I only have my entire Queen collection to go. Yeah, this might take awhile.

My latest CD arrived, Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction. I wasn't a GNR fan when they came out, and I'm still not a major fan now, but after so many years they've kind of grown on me. Speaking of CDs I added a new section to my music pages where I can do album reviews.

I want to go somewhere or do something different this weekend. All through winter I've been doing nothing but indoor stuff. I would really like to do something a bit more adventurous. Possibly taking a road trip north into Michigan, I haven't seen that part of the state in some time. Of course, it figures that we might have rain to look forward to this weekend. Road trips always seem better when you're not the one driving. I would love to have a full sized van with a chauffer and several rowdy friends to enjoy the drive with. Of course, then I would need a van. And a chauffer. And friends. But aside from that...

It's a book about pi / What kind of pie / The constant pi / Is that a berry?

Feeling: Sleepy


Friday evening I dined with Heidi. We're both witty about each other's shortcoming's which always makes for interesting table manners.

Saturday, I worked until 3:00 PM, then went for a jog which my body is still protesting. This was my first jog since autumn, and I'm really out of shape because of winter. After the jog, I went to the mall in the new shirt I made. I noticed that the attractive woman who I had seen at Meijer also works at the mall. I had been kicking myself for not trying to talk to her at Meijer, but now I had a second chance. She didn't remember me, which is understandable, and she didn't seem at all interested either, which I guess is understandable as well since she doesn't look like my type. But then, I don't think anyone looks like my type, so it's difficult to say.

Sunday, I had lunch at my parents to celebrate dyed eggs or something, but I was only there for the food. While there, I found out some information about a book that my family had while we were kids. I was about 5 and I we had this book that I really liked, only I couldn't remember anything about it except that it involved people blowing huge bubblegum bubbles and then getting into them and floating away to strange places. My sister remembered the title which was "Up in Bubbles". I did some research and found that it was written by Barbara Salsberg and published in Canada in 1979. Sadly, it's out of print now, but several used copies are still floating around. I may have to buy one.

When I got home on Sunday I spent the rest of the evening re-ripping all of my CDs to my computer to structure them in a nicer format. After about six hours, I made it halfway through my collection which proves that I need more CDs.

Two new purchases as well, I now own Eve 6's self-titled album and a book called A History of Pi, which is exactly what it sounds like.

But without peanut butter my jelly won't have anyone to love

Feeling: Cool


I created a lovely T-shirt last night using a fabric pen. As soon as it fully dries and gets touched up properly I'll get a picture of it.

I played several games of DDR last night. Yeah, that games rocks my socks.

Argh! It's Thursday the 13th, head for the bomb shelters

Feeling: Creative


I'm currently working on my fourth book. Now, I know I haven't finished the first three, but that's no predictor as to whether or not I'll finish my fourth. After all, fourth times a charm. But wait a minute, charms don't work. Not even lucky ones. It's because of that stupid rabbit if you ask me. And another thing, why don't they have rabbit's feet in Lucky Charms? When was the last time you heard someone claim that a red balloon was lucky, but a rabbit's foot wasn't. They just don't want to spring for adding meat to their cereal, that's the problem. Cheap jerks.

Special thanks to the stranger who sent me a birthday gift of the Time Quartet. I've never met you, but I can tell you're nice. Either that or stalking me. Either way, I'm fine with it. ;-)

I just love the smell of dead crushed rotting worms in the morning

Feeling: Okay


My gums are feeling a bit better. They've healed up for the most part, but are still a bit sore. I know, you can all breathe a sign of relief now. Also, a big "thank you" to everyone who wished me a happy birthday.

I've increased my lyrics page to the 2000 mark. I still have several more to add as well.

Gems of wisdom: Arrested Development is a funny show. I bought a roast and I don't yet know how to cook it. My dentist foolishly believes that he can get me to stop drinking pop.

All drivers with their cell phones pasted firmly to an ear,
Their necks I'd like to twist, I've got them on the list

Feeling: Injured


I updated my DDR page with my latest conquests.

Today I had my temporary crown put on, and all the molds made for my permanent one which I get in May. Yay. Ouch. I'd say that my tooth is sore, but you know... no nerve any more. Still, the gum line around it is feeling like massive pain. I'm not a happy unicorn.

All people who have flabby hands and irritating laughs

Feeling: Sleepy


Friday, after work, I sped to Ann Arbor to watch the UMGASS production of The Mikado. This is the third operetta I've seen from them and I'm never disappointed. They had an excellent production with a beautiful set, gorgeous costumes, and of course, top-notch singing.

Saturday was more work, then I cleaned my apartment, and had dinner with Heidi to keep her from rotting her mind on homework. Sunday, I went to the mall, and then to my parents so they could celebrate my birthday, which is actually today. I'm 26, meh.

Oh yeah, I finally did my taxes!

Three little maids from school are we

Feeling: Excited


Ahh, DDR is back. A much prettier and sexier machine as well, with the possible future of upgrading to SuperNova when it comes out. I almost had an orgasm from playing last night... almost.

Tonight, I'm seeing the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta "The Mikado" in Ann Arbor. I've never seen it before, but it is one of their most famous creations, so it should be quite exciting.

In the spirit of it being Friday and all, I've decided to add one last decent update. I've compiled a list of women's fashions that piss me off.

I'll wait in this place where the sun never shines

Feeling: Excited


My arcade finally has a new DDR machine! It's still only a DDR Extreme, but it's all new and shiny. I can go and get rid of this weight that I've put on in its absence. Finally! Of course, I'll only get about an hour to play on it because I'm working so late now, but hey, it's better than nothing!

The gurus have answered the time old question about why you never see cashews in their shells.

All the boys upstairs want to see how much you'll pay for what you used to get for free

Feeling: Sleepy


There was about an inch of snow on the ground this morning and now it's in the 50's. Isn't Michigan fun!

I've posted my top ten favorite Chuck Norris Facts.

And I embrace you for your faith in the face of adversarial forces

Feeling: Sleepy


My body has yet to adjust to this annoying time change. I finally fell asleep a little after 2:00 AM. But even more tragic than not getting enough beauty sleep is that I've gained weight! I blame it on not being able to play DDR as much and the excessive work hours. I'm currently 160 (I used to be 155). Sigh, I need warmer weather and longer days. I'll be able to do some jogging and skating again. I'd say I want to get back to my college weight, but my college weight was 160.

Please tell me I'm not the only one who thinks it's scary that they have matching clothes for pets and their owners. Yikes!

Be smarter than the spyware

Feeling: Sleepy


I eventually removed that annoying spyware. After figuring out which DLLs it used and finding all the installed files I removed them with MoveOnBoot, a program designed to let you delete files that prevent you from getting them exclusively.

Daylight saving time (that's right kiddies, no 's' on saving) has left me even more tired than normal for a Monday. I did manage to finish reading Memoirs of a Geisha this weekend, which is a great book.

I picked up a new book over the weekend called The Order of Things, which contains lists of information of all types. Very cool, and also very similar to a book I was working on. Well, on the plus side, it has most the knowledge that I was seeking. On the downside, it makes my book obselete. No big deal really, there are several topics I had planned for my book that are not in this one which I can still work on.