Friday, December 26, 2008

I still haven't eaten all my Lemonheads?

It's been FIVE WHOLE DAYS since I last wrote one of these (these being coherent blocks of text). Kind of sobering to realize that. When I go on these short vacations, I tend to lose all grip on space and time. For heaven's sake, I spent almost all of Thanksgiving Break unsure of where I was. I think I went to bed early every night. This time, it took me a while to gear down to a vacationesque level of alertness. I started sleeping on the couch a week before exams in order to gain a head start of sorts. I guess it kind of worked. I still got a 97 on my English exam and a 95 on my math exam, and I still woke up at 0430 every day until the Saturday after exams (I was done with exams on Wednesday), but by Friday I was ready to spend every day solidly locked in to either electronic entertainment or cleaning duties. It's exhausting work being on vacation.

But since exams have ended, I've celebrated my birthday, my buddy's birthday, and my Savior's birthday. Another friend of mine had major surgery (and apparently survived, which is awesome). I got to watch a buttload of anime. Hey, where's the point in this? Why am I recapping what I did over my holiday? The major surgery's the only part that I haven't done every other Christmas break.

OK, last Christmas I made a list of all the stuff I got. I'll see how that flies this year.

-DS lite, black
-Guitar Hero On Tour (that's the DS version, I wasn't super excited about it)
-Civilization: Revolution (DS)
-Arkanoid DS
-Mechanic Master (DS)
-Medal of Honor Heroes 2 (Wii)
-6000 "copper coated premium BBs" (made in USA)
-Nerf gun
-the new Dilbert book (one of the heaviest books I own)
-guitar stand
-UV filter for my camera (doesn't actually fit any of my lenses)
-various doodads and diddlywhacks

Oh! And the cancer's almost gone from my family. One great-uncle got cured and the other is going to die of pneumonia instead. And why in the heck do I hear a frog or toad or whatever outside? It's December!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Blue Steel

Point of reference: this is my 100th post. Take some time now to read my archives! It'll be a fun and informative journey through my brain.

It was my birthday yesterday. I got a novelty tie and a gun. The novelty tie is red. It's got a picture of the leg lamp from A Christmas Story on it and a little tiny LED inside it so it lights up. The gun is a Ruger New Model Blackhawk in .357 Magnum with a 6 1/2 inch barrel, blued steel, and checkered rubber grips. It comes with an alternate cylinder so I can shoot 9mm ammo if I want.

I was planning on loads more festivity for my hundredth post, but I realized if I didn't tone down and do something soon I'd never get to the big one-oh-oh.

My revolver: link

Monday, December 15, 2008

Bon Jovi's kissin' on dudes again

Which Azumanga Daioh Driver Are You?
Which Azumanga Daioh Driver Are You?
Hosted By Anime

Awesome. Now only if we had the same haircut.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Be thou digital

I gotta watch myself.

I'm in a dangerous position. The Anime Expo guys just put up their 2009 page a couple weeks ago and I found out a few minutes ago. There's no information on the site right now, but if I'm not careful, I'll find myself refreshing every ten minutes to check on registration prices and sponsors and events and crap like that.

Ya see, a friend and I had planned to go to AX (the colloquial name for Anime Expo) in 2009, but I failed to get the adult go-ahead. Anyway, we had gotten all sorts of packing lists and stuff set up and we were trying to figure out who was going and who was cosplaying as who. I was going to be Liquid Snake!

So it ended up being a waste of time. Just like the SOS Brigade t-shirts. And the "As long as we're better than One Piece..." t-shirts. I guess I'm just lazy. Oh well, so was Rip Van Winkle. And he took a big long nap and missed the most awesome war in his era.


(Be thou analog)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Say MARK-2, or せーまくつー

I think I might just be ready to form a band. Problem is all my friends are flakes and we'd never actually get anything done. All I want is a good Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band. That's all. No, not even that much. Just some buds to jam with. But not buds who think they know everything. It's fine if they actually do know everything, but it's hard to find people like that.

My life kinda sucks right now. I snoozed through a Gummint test and made a C+ cos I defined "republican government" as "where the dudes are sovereign." Normally that'll cut it, but in this instance I should have put "when people vote for dudes to represent them." The big problem is that the same question was asked several times on the same test. So now I have a B+ in a class. Goodbye, straight A record!

I've procrastinated writing my term paper until two nights before it's due and I spent so much time cleaning my room today that I don't think I'll finish writing it by bedtime.

I kinda feel like I've lost all touch with reality over the last two or three years and I'm only now getting it back. This kinda sums it up : button to click on. It's not a fun place to be, but it looks like it's where I am.

Kinda hungry too, but I ate my last cup noodles for lunch.

I've been working a little bit on learning Japanese. So far I've only learned how to read the gojuuon in hiragana, but at least it's easy to sing along with the songs on Heavy Metal L-Gaim now. It's surprising how quickly you can learn something by simply flipping through a stack of flashcards a couple of times.

What should I get for Christmas?