Monthly Archives: September 2006

Stuck in a one-horse town

I have so many things I want to do, my body is going to explode! Lately I have been feeling very passionate about many topics of conversation, and I haven't had the time to write or even really think. Today just pushed me over the edge though.

I was browsing Facebook to see how everyone else is doing, and notcied everyone has gone on a trip recently to someplace I am dying to go. Needless to say, I am feeling antsy, jealous, and just plain frustrated that everyone else is doing the things I want to be doing! For instance, Emy recently went to Iceland (and the Blue Lagoon) as well as the United Kingdom (visiting Stonehenge of course). Satomi just traveled around Japan (although she is from Japan, so a little exception, but not much) and saw Sapporo, Nagano, and several other places eating TONS of awesome Japanese foods and being happy. Then Briana recently visited India and saw some great places, experienced some great colorful culture. of course, I could throw in the fact that my brother and his girlfriend live in Germany and see things in Europe all the time… and here I am, stuck in the middle of America.

Granted, Hoyt and I did take a trip to Oklahoma City last weekend and saw some neat things, Oklahoma really doesn't compare to Iceland, United Kingdom, Japan, India, or Germany… Japan and Germany are slated for next year, but nothing confirmed yet. Ack!! I'm going to go insane if I don't visit someplace exotic and not in the middle of the U.S. soon. The walls are closing in… closer and closer… paranoia… they're coming to take me away ha ha!

What have I done?

Updated: I missed one, and I decided I would grey out the ones I have absolutely no intentions or see myself ever doing. The causing a car accident I left, for instance, because that might happen on its own (but not done on purpose!).

Okay, I am always curious to see what I have and have not done. Out of the list of 150 things, I have done 39. Not bad, considering some of these I have no plans to do… and some are already on my list of things to do.

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swam with wild dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said “I love you” and meant it
9. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a babyís diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was shitfaced
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a strangerís table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an expert
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
99. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
100. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
101. Sang loudly in the car, and didnít stop when you knew someone was looking
102. Had plastic surgery
103. Survived an accident that you shouldnít have survived
104. Wrote articles for a large publication
105. Lost over 100 pounds
106. Held someone while they were having a flashback
107. Piloted an airplane
108. Petted a stingray
109. Broken someoneís heart
110. Helped an animal give birth
111. Won money on a T.V. game show
112. Broken a bone
113. Gone on an African photo safari
114. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
115. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
116. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
117. Ridden a horse
118. Had major surgery
119. Had a snake as a pet
120. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
121. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
122. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
123. Visited all 7 continents
124. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
125. Eaten kangaroo meat
126. Eaten sushi
127. Had your picture in the newspaper
128. Changed someoneís mind about something you care deeply about
129. Gone back to school
130. Parasailed
131. Petted a cockroach
132. Eaten fried green tomatoes
133. Read The Iliad
134. Selected one important author who you missed in school, and read
135. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
136. Skipped all your school reunions
137. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
138. Been elected to public office
139. Written your own computer language
140. Thought to yourself that youíre living your dream
141. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
142. Built your own PC from parts
143. Sold your own artwork to someone who didnít know you
144. Had a booth at a street fair
145. Dyed your hair
146. Been a DJ
147. Shaved your head
148. Caused a car accident
149. Saved someoneís life

Sunday Bloody Sunday

A few days ago we were talking about videos that made it big on the Internet. I was surprised that my colleagues had never heard of the Ugachaka Baby, the first very popular video that I can recollect, or even the Numa Numa song! I am also going to link this particular video of Bush actually “singing” Sunday Bloody Sunday… I think it was ingeniously put together. Sadly, the list I createdis not with me, but I'll find a few.

Ugachaka Baby: the Ugachaka Baby was one of the first videos that revolutionized video for the Internet
Numa Numa: the beginning of TONS of people lip syncing to songs on webcams…
Mario Live
Matrix Ping Pong

Now, for a little Internet entertainment. The first Red vs. Blue (now has a number of seasons), which was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal two or three years ago.
Red vs. Blue episode 1: this was created using Halo screenshots
And, of course!, Homestarrunner…
Homestarrunner Strong Bad Email: Guitar

So much more… but there's a start. Enjoy.

Sunday Bloody Sunday(originally U2, take it away Bush…)

George Bush singing "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
George Bush singing “Sunday Bloody Sunday”” on Google Video
Thanks to http://onegoodmove.org and Rx @ http://thepartyparty.com/

Greets to arstechnica!

Evil… in a weird way…

First, I want to say that Hoyt and I went to our first movie at the cinema together on Monday!! We saw “Step Up”, a definite rip off of Save the Last Dance with a hint of Eight Mile in it. Still, I enjoyed it with disregard to those blatant parallels. Hoyt has been more than kind to me these past couple weeks, so it's time I start shaping up and getting back into a healthier lifestyle.

On to the evil… check this short video out made by Transistor Studios… I can't say I'd hire them to do any promo for me, but hey, some people like being sadistic. Enjoy… *insert evil laughter*