Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Gimme a Break!

Now, I think the the iPod Shuffle is pretty nifty. Of course, I love my second-generation 10gb iPod better. But trying to copy the shuffle and then make it crappy?

Now that's just funny.

In other news, my grandpa went in this morning to get a kidney removed. (Won't give out too many details, as a precaution to avoid getting yelled at.) He's doing fine, and I think he's in his hospital room right now. I'll probably be going over to see him this evening. If y'all could keep him and my family in your prayers, that's be much appreciated.

Tyler left my church Sunday... He will be missed; that much I know. You just don't get too many bald guys that are willing to deal with a bunch of insane youth.

I suppose I should go study for my history final... Whee.

Current Mood: Blank

Random Useless Fact of the Day: Whilst tag-team babysitting, my friend Joel got my arm pinched in between the sections of one of those retractable toy lightsabers, resulting in a very ugly bruise. Therefore I chased him around the house beating him with another lightsaber. Remind me not to play Star Wars with those kids again...

Thursday, May 26, 2005


This entry is provided by the words What, The, and Crud.

No, I did not just turn Canadian. That was my first thought when it was announced that my mother didn't get the job she's been working 11 years for. Atch. Excuse me while I call the college and yell that I hope they get what they asked for.

In other news, Pixel the Abnormally Stupid Pug ran off this morning, probably to go roll in something obscene. We've got coyotes back there, and I wouldn't be surprised of one of 'em got hungry for a small animal that blunders into their territory. In other words, Pixel don't go get eaten by coyotes! (Because guess who'd get the blame? Yours truly.) EDIT: Yes, we did in fact find her again. Stop worrying.

Current Mood: Tired

Random Useless Fact of the Day: Ab initio Roma erat oppidum parvum in media Italia in ripa fluminis Tiberis. (But everyone knows that.)

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Star Wars

Yessir, the latest movie was pretty darn cool. Good old-fashioned lightsaber fightin'. The dialogue needed work, and Darth Vader's "NOOO!" at the end just should've gotten the axe.

The Chosen tour Saturday went pretty decently, in my opinion. Nobody screwed up massively, we didn't get lost on the way there, and the ice cream was good.

Am still trying to finish school. At this point it feels like I'm never going to finish junior high. Sucky!

And that's the news from Lake Woebegone.

Current Mood: Bored, somewhat

Random Useless Fact of the Day: If there's anything you want to remember, it's the number forty-two. (You knew the Hitchhiker's Guide reference was going to be in there... Go on. Admit it.)

Thursday, May 19, 2005

It's Still Hot

I hate the humidity around here. Just so you know.

There is nothing worse then staring at the little thingy blinking at you, waiting for you to type something when you had an idea of what to say but there's nothing coming out. Bleh. Okay, it's not the worst thing to happen but it sucks when you feel like typing something.

Finished The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy today. Highly enjoyable. Now I'm in the middle of The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. Still good, especially if one is rather sarcastic and enjoys weird humor.

Dad, Amy, Phil, and I are going to see "Star War Episode III" tonight. Can't wait. (Only two more hours, only two more hours, only two more hours...) Ha! I'm seeing it before you, Chris!

Now let's wait for Chris to fly down here and smack me for that out of sheer jealousy.

My mom ordered my schoolbooks for next year. Bring on high school. I feel empowered. I'm even taking government. Let's see how long it takes for my brain to get twisted up in knots from trying to understand that various political systems of our country. Spanish should be pretty easy, considering right now I'm doing Latin. Apparently that makes things easier. I've found a few parallels between the languages, so it shouldn't blow up my brain or anything. The only course I'd really be nervous about is the Government. Otherwise, it should be a relatively pleasant ride.

Current Mood: Eager

Random Useless Fact of the Day: I know where my towel is. (Hee.)

Sunday, May 15, 2005


And so Sunday comes again, continuing that long, long cycle that makes me wake up early. Gah. But this time I actually got to stay in bed, since I didn't have to be at church until 10:15, which rocked because usually the deadline is 7. So hey, two and a half more hours of sleep made for a much better day.

Karate might start Tuesday, depending on my parent's schedules.

My sister's home from college for the summer. I think it's going to be amusing to see her working in the fast food industry, as do my brothers.

My friend's little brother is in the hospital for a sinus infection that spread to his eyes. The kid may be a punk, but I hope he gets through okay. I'm sure he will. He's not just a punk, but a stubborn punk.

Grandma's got eyelid surgery tomorrow.

As Gerisson Keillor would say, "And that's the news from Lake Woebegone, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average."

Current Mood: Stuffed

Random Useless Fact of the day: Chosen tour is on Saturday. Let's see how that goes.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Summer? Already? NOOO!

That's right folks. Our two seconds of spring as come and gone, and now it's time for the heat, humidity, and outright "Holy crap, it's freakin' hot out here!" to start. For some reason, spring never lasts too long around here. That kinda sucks, because once spring actually comes it's some really nice weather. But now the weather's continuing to spawn thunderstorms (none of which I actually get to see, which sucks). Lovely Gulf air hovering over our heads.

Got my grandma moved into her new apartment. I can only be glad, for various reasons I won't mention. But hey, it'll be a lot easier on us since now my family doesn't have to drive two and a half hours to go and visit, since the apartment's five minutes away.

The last kickboxing class was last night. So now that's over, and I'm pretty much begging my mom to let me take up karate. I may not be an athlete worth a durn, but I really liked kickboxing, and since there aren't any classes I can take without violating any gym policy or whatever, karate's probably my best bet. So yeah. We'll see.

I finished A Tree Grows in Brooklyn a few days back. Methinks that that'll be one of the books I come armed with on any long car trips (like, say, to Bible Bowl Nationals in Chicago. Teens plus bus equals headache, even if you're wearing headphones). But my info supply has been in no way affected, since a trip to the library has brought some some pretty interesting reads. Armageddon Summer was the one I finished at, like, midnight last night. I couldn't get to sleep without figuring out what was going to happen. (Plus I'd had a double shot caramel macchiatto, so I was on a caffeine buzz.) It was that good. Forgot the author's name, but ah, well. If I ever find it in a bookstore I'm buying it.

Current Mood: Brainy

Random Useless Fact of the Day: If my family ever does adopt a big dog, then we can't get something from Doberman Rescue because they all require fences, which are frowned upon in my subdivision...

Friday, May 06, 2005

Survey Says: "We're Closed! Go Away!"

Well, my days are certainly taking on a weird trend: Wake up. Let dogs out. Make sure Grandma doesn't try to let the dogs out again, as this will cause a big spat. Do school. Feed both self and Grandma, thank God for sandwiches.

But once Grandma moves into the apartment... (A few more days. A few more days. A few more days.) Life'll get easier... Just have to remember that. Especially when you own the "Series of Unfortunate Events" DVD. The director/author commentary? Rocks. It's hilarious, especially when the leeches are attcking and the author can't stand it, so he gets out his accordion. Reminds me of "Mystery Science Theater 3000."

Kickboxing is drawing to a close, although there may be an encore week coming up; I need to check with Dave later on... After that? I don't know. Maybe I'll take up karate. That sounds fun.

Bible Bowl is going okay. Competition this Saturday, drat. Ah well, we're in the B bracket again so we have a chance to win something. My team's been placing pretty consitently in the Top Brain standings, so we might get something for that. :D

Just thought I'd update.

Current Mood: Tired, even though I should be waking up by now.

Random Useless Fact of the Day: You don't meet very many teenagers who actually like the book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, do you? Take a good look, folks. Back to school for me now.