August and I went to DC on saturday, and we did a lot of walking. the longest trip (about two miles) was completely useless but fun nonetheless.

geometry in nature.

So i never really thought about slopes and inclines that much outside of the classroom. In the last week however, it snowed and iced. I have been contemplating the steepness of ramps and the slick ice on the surface. I now know most of the inclines on this campus and how I should and should not walk on those surfaces.

For example,

I avoid walking down slopes when they are slick. If I can help it, I walk down stairs or walk on the flat sidewalks and go through buildings when I need to go down to the east end of campus.

On the other side, I prefer to walk all together on the "grassy" areas because they are less slick. Even if these areas are all ice, they are a little more doable than the sidewalks with black ice on them.

I think overall, I enjoy snow and ice pretty well. I like rain better, but I don't mind snow and ice as other things.


Kevin Simpson

Kevin passed away Friday evening as a result of a drunk driving accident. Today was his funeral and I was unable to attend it because of my class load. I wanted to use this space today to dedicate my sadness of his loss to the community and to show how much we will all miss him.

Back to regularly scheduled musings tomorrow.



Fancy Pants Adventure

This game is probably the most fun on Addicting Games for me, if not yours it will deff have the best music on there. Headphones or speakers if your playing, if not then dont bother.

Ginger Kids


Now I could really take any topic and go on and on about it, but I have a problem with frogs. What the fuck is their deal? I mean, they jump everywhere. You'd think those legs could carry their weight and some walking wood go down in the frog community. Then again if I could jump that far, maybe that's all I would do.
But consider the fact that if we ran everywhere, we'd get tired in about 15 minutes at the VERY latest. I'd personally keel over after 5-6 minutes of light jogging.

So why do they always jump? is jumping their form of running? Is it relative?

Sprint = Super far jump
Jog = Relatively far jump
Walk = Hop

I think the frogs need to get their shit together and start walking places. Maybe they'd be able to avoid the trucks if they did.


1991 Carolina League All Star teams.



Psych has become one of my favorite shows. I am looking forward to the next dvd release.

Kung Fu movies

why are they always dubbed? shouldn't they just be subtitled? maybe it's because the action is the focus and you're not supposed to be reading the script. but then again, how often is there intense dialogue during a fight scene?

and how funny would it be for a subtitle of this scene to be written during a scene where too people are fighting in a steel factory:

man - "i know you slept with my sister, now you must die!"
woman - "it is not i who must die, it is you. you are delusional and believe you have a sister!"
man - "what do you mean? i am a llama and you are my grains! of course i am speaking metaphorically."
woman - "ayayayayayayaya"

well. that's enough of that.



Who the hell decided we should be able to see at night? and when I think about it, whenever someone is using nightvision, they're being evasive. So is nightvision only for fighting? what other instances would nightvision be used? Maybe if there were some good things that could come out of nightvision then I wouldn't care so much. But as far as I know, there isn't any so to hell with nightvision. and why is it always green? why can't it be blue? or red? Green's my favorite color but there has to be some explanation to why it's green and not purple.

Stupid nighvision.



Beginning of classes for me tomorrow, So for tonight my entry will be short. I have to read 5 syllabi (is that correct?) by tomorrow morning and some stuff out of my book.

"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
--Jim Rohn

I think this applies greatly with anyone's life. I read once that you needed to do something for two weeks straight before it becomes a habit. I like that thought. Do you think that if I pick my nose every day at around 4:00 pm, I'll be tempted to do it without even thinking about it two weeks later? I hope not.

Motivation is a great tool. If I'm motivated enough, I could reorganize my dorm, tonight. You could also say that if I was motivated enough, I could jump out of my window (ow..) or join a cult. No one wants that.


Meal Plans

The least expensive meal plan at GMU for the Spring 09 semester is $1550. That is outrageous. That's about 112 days in a semester, or about $13 a day. If I eat twice a day (which is about right) than I get 6.50 per meal. This all sounds reasonable, BUT I'm not here at school every day of the semester for two meals.

It should be about $1200 a semester. That would make a hell of a lot more sense.




Bacon is my favorite food.

For years, and about two days now I have been toiled with the question, "What, sir, is you're favorite food?"

Today I now know that it is bacon. Bacon has always been there for me. It will NEVER leave me. It is my anti-drug.

Bacon is a cut of meat taken from the sides, belly, or back of a pig that has been cured, smoked, or both. Bacon may be eaten fried, baked, or grilled, or used as a minor major ingredient to flavor dishes. Or to flavor Coca-Cola*. The word is derived from the Old High German bacho, meaning "back", "ham", or "bacon". The USDA defines bacon as "the cured belly of a swine carcass"; other cuts and characteristics must be separately qualified (e.g., "smoked pork loin bacon").

In continental Europe, bacon is used primarily in cubes (lardons) as a cooking ingredient, valued both as a source of fat and for its flavour. In Italy, bacon is called pancetta and usually cooked in small cubes or served uncooked and thinly sliced as part of an antipasto. Bacon is also used for barding and larding roasts, especially game birds. Many people prefer to have bacon smoked using various types of woods or turf. This process can take up to ten hours depending on the intensity of the flavour desired.

Bacon is our lord and savior. Peace be with you.


Bunk Beds

Which is better? Top or Bottom?

Argument for the Top:

1) When guests come in your room, they almost always go for the seat that is the bottom bunk. If you have the top bunk, you don't have guys with sweaty asses sitting on your bed.

2) When you get out of bed to take a piss and get ready for class, you're less likely to fall back into bed and fall asleep.

3) The top bunk was the one you LOVED when you were a kid. Nostalgia points.

Argument for the Bottom:

1) The opposite situation for the top, when a chick comes in, she sits on your bed, you sit next to her and make a joke about where the magic happens and yea.

2) If your roommate has the bottom and he's jerkin the chicken, you're going along for the ride. All the more reason to take the bottom and make him jerk the chicken in the bathroom.

3) Easier to get a date on the bottom bunk. Try convincing you're girl that tonight's the night and you gotta climb up a ladder. Buzz kill.

If it's me, I vote against bunk beds all together. It makes for a great space saving experience but it's not great for everything else.


Roof hopping

I have now been on 5 roofs of this campus. Enterprise, Research 2, Academic, SUB II, and Old Campus.

Below is a map of my hoppings. The Red building indicate the roofs in which I have traversed.

My favorite was probably SUB II because it's the easiest to do and I don't need to worry about locked or unlocked doors.

But, you have to climb. That sucks.

Oh well!


Back at school

I wish they would remake Back to the Future. NOT because i think it would be a worth while movie experience, but because i'd like to see how they would do it. the entire series is one of the most amazing movie series of all time and i feel it deserves some cheesy recognition.

who would play marty? doc?
einstein? oh wow. that's depressing. that dog probably died years ago.
biff? Jenny? didn't two people play jenny in the original series? they should do that this time too. that would be hilarious. especially if it was obvious.

i also think they should keep the time periods the same. even though "present day" in that movie is 1985. it would be an interesting perspective to see it from that pov from today's minds on a national scale. i know some people who don't even know what back to the future is. that's sad.

well i'll be back lata.


Warm Comfort

There's nothing I find more relaxing than the winter.

Yea, I just said that. So what.

Here me out; in the winter, it is cold out. In the winter, you turn the heat on and/or you build a fire in the fireplace. So there is nothing more relaxing to me than the winter.

Today I layed on the couch after dinner with Norman (my dog) cuddling with me and sleeping. I had finished a tall mug of hot milk chocolate (rasberry flavored, oh yes) and dinner, which tonight was Lasagna and Ravioli. I couldn't have been more satisfied.

Me, the dogs (Norman on me, Leinie on the floor, and Duke in his chair), and Mom were watching Two and a Half Men when I passed out on the couch. Greatest feeling in the world to sleep like that.


Make-up Post part two

continue this post as post number two so I can count it as two posts. muhahaha

I'm thinking about starting an a capella group at mason BUT i don't have a lot of free time during the season so i don't think it's doable. but how freaking fun would that be?!?! and i'm pretty good so yea. no big deal.

Today i would like to talk about bumper stickers.

First, a bumper sticker (in my opinon) is defined as follows:
A printed message that is afixed to one's car via glue or sticky stuff that is factory placed on the back of said message. A static cling does not count as a bumper sticker.

I personally feel bumper stickers take away from the car's overall value. It scratches up the paint if you try to take it off and it looks bad when it's on there, so why do people feel the need to put them on there cars? I can understand if you have an old clunker that you've driven for about 130,000 miles but not if you have a porsce or scion or even a nice honda civic. that's just wrong.

So, i propose that bumper stickers (by my definition) be banned from all nice cars NO MATTER WHAT they say. I dont care how funny or witty or pithy or charming you think it makes you or your car, it's not right. get rid of it and by yourself some paint for the chips you'll knock off.

by the way, if you purchase a used car that already has bumper stickers on them (as i did) I recommend using WD-40 to get rid of the adhesive. it worked like a charm for me.

Make-Up Post

So I couldn't post anything yesterday, so here's one of two for the 14th of January.

Went to dinner with steph then showed here the campus last night. I really like exploring my campus when there's no one around. All the buildings are unlocked at night, so i pretty much have free range to go anywhere. Last night we visited the fine arts building. we saw the sculpture studio and a painting studio. it was pretty sweet. here's a pic i took from the painting studio:
So yea it's pretty bangin.

Also, I am going to


Basketball Game and New Old Jersey's

I went to the Wizards v Bucks game tonight, soo much fun even though they lost. I wore an old basketball jersey that my dad got when he was in high school (roughly 1974-6). It is a nice old blue with yellow trim and numbers with green/blue/yellow checker pattern on the in seam. It looks amazing and I'll post a pic when I get my computer back (it's at school and i'm not).

The cheerleaders or dance team or whatever they're called at the wizards game tonight were incredibly attractive. Why aren't there cheerleaders for baseball? I could get into this basketball thing. good god they were nice.

When I got home, I found another new old jersey in the mailbox, I had ordered a blank Minnesota North Stars Jersey from Ebay last week and it already arrived. I also ordered a patch that I can sew on there so that will also be posted later when I can.

For now, I leave you with pics of the ladies on the court.



So after my first night of sleeping on campus, I've come to realize that i sleep 1000x better here than I do at home. I think that's because there's less light but it may be something as little as the bed or the pillows or even the sheets.

It was glorious!

so i am now dreading the semester a little less now that I know I can sleep pretty well AND be awoken by an alarm.

so i leave you with my picks for today's games (NFL)

Eagles over Giants and they'll beat the 2 point spread

Steelers over Chargers and it'll be closer than 3 points.


Uncle Slam

There are 9 pieces to the Uncle Slam suit.

Left hand
Right Hand
Left sock
Right sock
Left shoe
Right Shoe

Everyone of them gets disgusting after a mascot appearance.

And I always ALWAYS get a headache after the appearance.

Now, I go to DC and have fun time with August. Not a long visit though, as it is raining outside...

ibuprofen... thank you.


Me one, you nothing.

New stuff on the right side of this page, it's the current standings of our office competition between Peter, Andrew and myself.
The object of the competition is to increase sales calls among the three of us. The person with the most calls by the end of the day gets the "win" for the day, the other two get a "loss". It's pretty much baseball style standings if you know how that works.

I won today with a total of 45 calls, peter had 42 and big sexy had 17. ouch.

another post tomorrow (duh) and soon there will be an all picture post of my trip to DC.

::seacrest out:: <-- eric, it's not funny.



Today's entry is a slideshow of comic book style drawings of cartoon / live action celebrities. Enjoy!


Travel spots

I've always liked traveling. I think it's because I don't do a heck of a lot of it. I've been to Ireland twice, Orlando three times, Key West twice, Tampa, Minneapolis, Niagra, Atlanta, and Dallas once, and finally Outer Banks North Carolina roughly 16 times.

Ok so maybe I have traveled a bunch. 

My dream spots are as followed, in no definitive order but Seattle is probably the only place I have considered living/working.

Seattle, Washington
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
New York City, New York
Los Angeles, California
San Francisco, California
Miami, Florida
Detroit, Michigan
Chicago, Illinois
Indianapolis, Indiana
Toronto, Ontario
Quebec, Quebec
Vancouver, Vancouver

Off the Continent:
London, England
Prague, Czech Republic
Madrid, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Paris, France
Rome, Italy
Vatican City, Rome
Venice, Italy
Athens, Greece
Knossos, Crete
Mycenae, Greece
Tokyo, Japan
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Beijing, China

So yea. That's where I wanna go.


Good Eats

Good Eats is a television show hosted by Alton Brown

Why the fuck does his show only come on at 2 in the morning? I'm busy at the 7:00 airing. I mean come on!


It's like the best cooking show EVER and it's only on at two times of the day and neither are very conducive to my schedule. fuck. 

click the title for an EXCELLENT playlist of this show on youtube. Well worth the 20 minutes of boredom spent. 



Es my birfday.

This is my post for the day. 

My new years resolution was to have more fun. SOO i'm not gonna spend my birfday here!

have fun!



The concept of anonymity is quite a strange thing. I have, and I'm sure you agree. Let me explain. 

First off, I'm not referring to the anti-scientology group. I'm referring to the concept. For a definition, click the title. 

I like the ability to communicate ideas under the condition of anonymity, for instance an anonymous tip to police in the case where you protect your identity from criminals. If one has the capability to help the community and themselves, why not do it? 

I do not completely understand the anonymous donation though. Say AT&T is donating $10,000 to a university so they can build a new communications wing or update communications throughout campus. Why would they anonymously do this? What's wrong with the publicity? Is there a tax right off for giving a donation? Do they not want the attention; so they don't have to give every university a donation?

In some cases "anonymous" is misused. Or at least I think so. Would it be incorrect to say that a quote said by an unknown person is anonymous? Wouldn't unknown be more fitting? The person who said the quote surely didn't prefer that they be left anonymous; which, I thought, was a condition of anonymity.


Unnecessary Sequals

They blow. I mean, what's the fucking point?

First off, you don't need to revisit an old movie to make tons of money. Hollywood studios need to know by now that original ideas are worth the risk. They pay off big. Just look at novels adapted to screenplays, Twilight, Harry Potter, Narnia, and most recently Benjamin Button.

I understand the risk of putting out a movie that is new (to the movie goers) but it's better than this crap. 

Teen Wolf too. -- I thought the first one was bad enough
Anything after American Wedding (American Pie Series) -- I mean the trilogy was a stretch to begin with. Fuck that was annoying. 
Legally Blonde 2 -- I'm honestly surprised Witherspoon signed on for this gem. 
Speed 2 -- I thought it was pretty good, but it's just too damn easy to make fun of. 
Disney sequals -- Hol y shit there's too many to name. Check them here and here 

That is all. 


On the second day..

Officially licensed video games.

Why on earth is EA sports allowed to purchase the rights to the NFL and the NFLPA? I mean 2K sports made a much better game, and the franchise of football is too great to be made by one developer. It's not fair in my opinion. 

The Madden franchise has some pretty impressive graphics today. The '09 versions are stunning visuals compared to the '99 that I have on N64. This seems to be the main proponent for all Madden praisers in the debate. Let's compare these stills from EA's "Madden 2005" and 2K's "ESPN NFL 2K5"

Madden '05

and ESPN NFL 2K5

So as you can see, neither graphics are superior. That would be the only thing the Madden Franchise has going for it. 

Winner: draw

--Uniform Capabilities--

Madden '05:
Each team comes with a home and an away as well as the ability to make a custom uniform. The latter feature was reportedly riddled with problems and many people thought the programmers rushed the feature to production. 

Each team comes with a home and an away as well as 3 alternates, in many cases throwbacks to older looks/franchises (see Houston Oilers/Texans)

Winner: ESPN 2K5


Madden '05:
Franchise mode with a player's morale affecting in game performance. The introduction of the hit-stick was an addition to Madden '05 as well as the "playmaker" feature. New "Create-a-Fan" mode was added so that the user could create a fan to have put in the stands based on their favorite team. And finally the "Storyline Central" feature was added so that you could newspapers of you're home team and stay up-to-date with in-game stats.

Chris Berman does voice work for this year. He does a pre-, post-, and halftime show for each game with a virtual Berman sitting at the news desk.  New "V.I.P." mode tracks you're playing style as well as pit's you against celebrity teams (Carmen Electra's "Shock" is the first opponent). Later, you have the option of playing against yourself. The V.I.P. mode comes with the Crib, which was not new, but boosted in the 2K5 version. You have you're own house to customize and fill with trophies of you're achievements. Finally, the 2K5 version was ESPN's 25th Anniversary, this included the ability to replay historical football games or moments. Something that was featured in the Madden '09 game.

Winner: clearly 2K5.


Madden '05:

customizable. you can add you're own songs to be played after a TD, INT, Fumble, Random, etc. As well as Menu music. 

Winner: without a doubt ESPN 2K5. 

So why was EA sports allowed to buy the NFL license when ESPN 2K series was WAAAY superior?


New Year, new format.

Here's how it works:

This is my blog, I talk about whatever it is I wanna talk about. I only promise to have at least 7 entries a week (one per day but if I can't make it one day, I'll have two the next). 


First of all, I had to look up the spelling for the word. Never had to write it down before. Which makes sense, it's not like I'm spelling Pictionary. 

So why is it people still play this game? I tried it today and let me tell you, I never knew how stupid my friends were. That seems to be the running theme of every game of charades, "How fucking stupid are you? THIS (waving arms around) does NOT mean baking a cake. You FUCKING retard!"

I got the word poison. If my brother was not on my team, I would have been sucking on my leg for the whole 1 minute before I scream at the top of my lungs that it was poison. We seem to have a connection. You know, finish each other's sentences and such. I like it. 

The other thing about charades is that there's always a total douche in the room who thinks it's a good idea to yell at the top of his lungs the same thing over and over again instead of calmly stating, "Uh gee is it Shawshank Redemption?" I hate that guy. It wasn't right the first time, and why on earth would it be Shawshank Redemption. Idiot.

I like the game of charades, but I think there needs to be a set rule of what word or phrases can go in the hat or whatever. The word "eggshell" should be banned from all games of charades. That and the movie "How Stella Got Her Groove Back". That was the worst 60 seconds of my life.