Sunday, November 30, 2008

Operation Christmas

It my mission, if I chose to accept it, to deliver twelve items to friends, most likely my hometeachees, in the spirit of the 12 days of Christmas.

In the past, my family has done a tradition where we would do the 12 days of Christmas to someone in the ward and I have decided to adopt the tradition. Although the Twelve Days of Christmas starts after Christmas (kudos to Bob for pointing that out), due to Christmas break and all, I'll probably start on the 12th or 13th, depending on when I decide to go home for Christmas. Each night I will leave that day's rhyme along with something to go with it, such as pears for the first night and onion rings for the 5th night, also written below the part of the song will be a funny little paragraph explaining the items. Those will be placed on the doorstop, I will ring the doorbell and run and hide.

I need some ideas though of what to give though.
Day 1 most likely will be canned pears, day 2 may be dove soap (or Dove chocolate if I can find anything, unless I find something to tie in the winged turtles from Mario some how.) Day 3: KFC? Day 4: A telephone card, to call long distance? Day 5: Onion Rings. Day 6: Eggs of some sort. Day 7: Something to do with swimming swans. Day 8: Some type of milk, maybe Hershey's chocolate milk mix. Day 9: Music to dance to? Day 10: Leaping Lords... hard to think of something there. Day 11: Pipers piping.... maybe Peter Piper Pizza, if it still exists? Nope, just checked. The closest Peter Piper Pizza is in Las Vegas. Day 12: A drum of popcorn?

These are tentative, but ideas are appreciated. And I will of course provide daily updates and pictures if I can manage it...

Hmmn, this message would self-destruct, if only the fuses were remembered to be brought. Such sadness. Alas.

My Lungs are Killing Me.

I think everything this weekend can be summed up in one photo...


Ok, that's not how anything in my weekend went like, I just laughed at QC's comic on Thursday that I thought it was worth sharing.

So what else happened, good eatins, good procrastinatin', good times playin' on the Wii at home. Now I have a lot of catching up to do.

But yeah, I thought I would update so you all wouldn't think I was dead (and rejoice.) But wait a couple of weeks, cause school might get the best of me and may kill my spirit. So if there is a zombie epidemic around finals, you all know who to blame.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Missionary Wednesday

Excerpts from the latest email from Elder Fields,

This week i expected it to be much like what's been going on thus far in my mission and I thought that the only thing I would have accomplished this week would be locating the place the loony toons go to worship. They worship at the ACME Baptist church of south Chicago. (The Loony Toons get all there crazy products from the Acme company, Acme paint, Acme dynamite, ect so it would make sense for them to worship in a church that has Acme in its' name)
Fortunately for me that wasn't the best part of my week. Wednesday we taught the restoration to a woman who honestly seemed to be a bit crazy. I am not sure if she understood it all, but I have been wrong before so she could go further than we think.
Friday was even better. we actually had more then one appointment that day that didn't fall through. we were able to re-teach M----. She is the one with the family of Jehovah's Witnesses and knows they aren't the right church. After re-teaching the restoration, she brought up the subject of baptism. this was excellent for us, we were able to teach her about it and commit her to be baptized. she has read all the parts of the Book of Mormon that we have asked her to read and she agreed to be baptized. Unfortunately when we tried to get her to come to church, she told us her situation was the same as most of our members; she would love to come but she has no way of actually getting there. We tried to re-contact her, but her phone has been disconnected and when we went over there this morning to teach her again she wasn't there. we haven't been able to get a hold of her since Friday but we will continue our efforts.
Elder C---- isn't at all surprised by what happened, January is his year mark and counting M----- hes only had a total of three progressing investigators. The first turned out to be literally crazy, the next was only converted because of the elders who had been teaching her and ended up not getting baptized. Then there is M---- who can't get to church and we have loads of difficulty getting a hold of.

Our second appointment Friday was with sister Mi-----. She's the Jehovah's Witness convert with the grand-daughter we are trying to teach. Her grand daughter A---- was actually there and stayed on Friday long enough for us to teach her. We taught her the restoration, and she listened well. She's willing to be taught more but we aren't sure if she actually wants to because she does or because her grandma wants her to. We've been invited to sister Mi---'s for thanksgiving, so I'll let you all know how that goes.
That was pretty much it for teaching this week. The weather this week has not been kind, it continues to rapidly snow for five minutes at a time then completely clears up and gets sunny before getting cloudy and starting all over again.
Sunday was the ward primary presentation. I was eager to see how that would work out. its almost exactly the same over hear as it is over there. after church we went to sister C------'s for dinner. She feeds the missionaries Sunday night, but hasn't bee able to come for the past two months. All the elders have talked about her every week since I've been there and this week I was finally able to get a taste of her cooking. Her cooking fully lives up to its' reputation. I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving and holiday weekend.

Love, Elder Fields.

Monday, November 24, 2008

...

Sigh...

Tears, Laughter and Dissapointment.

First off, I am a geek, just so you all know. By that I mean that I am a fan of Lord of the Rings. I know some people here don't appreciate such things, *cough*Bob*cough*, but I feel this should be said, if only to point out my geekiness. I point your attention to the Ents in Lord of the Rings. You know, the walking, talking tree's that went to war? Yeah, them. Well there is a scene where Treebeard tells Merry and Pippen that the Ents have lost the Ent Wives, and told them to look out for them since the Ent Wives would have like the Shire. (Where the Hobbits were from) Until now, I have never thought about what happened to them, and always thought that they would would have been re-united after the mess with the war. It turns out that I was wrong.

I was reading and doing a little research, and even asked the 100 Hour Board, and found out the fate of the the Entwives. From the letters of Tolkien himself, he said:
"I think that in fact the Entwives had disappeared for good, being destroyed with their gardens in the War of the Last Alliance (Second Age 3429-3441) when Sauron pursued a scorched earth policy and burned their land against the advance of the Allies down the Anduin (vol. II p. 79 refers to it). They survived only in the ’agriculture’ transmitted to Men (and Hobbits). Some, of course, may have fled east, or even have become enslaved: tyrants even in such tales must have an economic and agricultural background to their soldiers and metal-workers. If any survived so, they would indeed be far estranged from the Ents, and any rapprochement would be difficult – unless experience of industrialized and militarized agriculture had made them a little more anarchic. I hope so. I don’t know." (Letter #144, Letters of Tolkien)


and,
"As for the Entwives: I do not know...But I think in Vol. II pp. 80-81 it is plain that there would be for Ents no re-union in ’history’ — but Ents and their wives being rational creatures would find some ’earthly paradise’ until the end of this world: beyond which the wisdom neither of Elves nor Ents could see. Though maybe they shared the hope of Aragorn that they were ’not bound for ever to the circles of the world and beyond them is more than memory.’...." (Letter #338, Letters of Tolkien)


So when I read that, that the Entwives were dead, I just started tearing up, because of what happened because I was hoping that they would have found each other. so there is my geekiness for you.

Also, Saturday night I saw Twilight with my roommates and some other friends. I must tell you, it was definitely interesting. One of my roommates who hasn't read the books wants to read them now.
Now I don't like the books, but I think the movie was actually better than the book. I won't go into any extreme details, but suffice to say that not having Bella narrate the whole time or even hear how Edward looks like a sculpture and is the epitome of handsome is a credit to the movie. Second, since it is not from her point of view, the world is more complete, and balances everything out. There is obviously the cheesiness of Bella falling in love with Edward with only knowing that he is a vampire, but hey, at least the movie shows them conversing and getting to know each other which isn't present in the books.
There is also some of the one liners and other humor that gets laughs going. Trust me on this, it probably saves the movie.

So, I was definitely laughing more, and I did like the movie, in fact James was much more believable. I think had Meyers written twilight like the movie presented it, it would have been much better. As for the rest, well there is only so much that a movie can do to improve upon a crappy book. But I suggest seeing it. It's not the best movie around obviously, but for the books it's based off, it did a pretty good job.

And may I say that I am extremely disappointed in the BYU-UofU game Saturday as well. I didn't have that much hope that BYU would win, but I didn't think things would go so badly for the team. I would have preferred that the BYU football team give their all and do their best and lose, then throwing the ball in the waiting arms of a Ute and other stupid turnovers. I must tell you that I don't pity Max Hall though, not a bit. I also shaved my mustache because of the terrible loss, that and it feels weird after dancing.

Anyways, that's it for now. I may be coming down with a sore throat, but lets hope that passes before Thanksgiving. Now I have to get back to homework, 'lest I fail.

Cya all!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Missionary Wednesday

It has been a few weeks since we last heard from Elder Fields, but here is excerpts from the last week;

Dear family and friends,
Here is more i missed to tell you last week. First; on election night after it was announced that Obama won, I heard celebration fireworks going off. It was interesting...

Last Thursday was my first transfer meeting. the actual meeting was only about five minutes long. That's my kind of meeting; short, sweet, and to the point. but it's never that simple. even though the actual meeting was so short, everyone spent about two hours before and after the meeting saying hello and goodbye to each other. i realize that people need time to catch up with each other and say farewell, but two hours before and after is simply to much. its waisted time that you could be spending doing more productive things....
Sam, I was planning on giving info on the people I am teaching and I will do that now. the rest of the week after the transfers meeting was the same as the last six weeks before that. I've been swimming through an endless sea of uninterested media referrals. That's almost all I've done since getting here. Referral after referral after referral. Most of them just want us to deliver our little media package and be on our way. All we are to most of these people is free stuff and once they have what they wanted, they have no more interest in us.
For the extreme few who will let us in to teach them, all we are is a free bible study session, once they figure out that it is a bit more than that they lose interest and we lose contact. It is extremely difficult to set an appointment and practically impossible to have that appointment. I have yet to even teach the second discussion!!!
Tuesday (yesterday) was one of the worst days ever. We had scheduled five appointments and only one didn't cancel on us. Sam, about some of the people we have taught we scheduled second appointments and they fell threw. One was a woman whose entire family are Jehovah's Wittinesses. Another is a man who was concerned by the fact that there were so many churches and they couldn't all be true. Those were great teaching opportunities but unfortunately, we have yet to actually have second appointment that doesn't fall threw on us. Elder C. blames the problem on lack of communication. we call everyone 20 minutes before our appointments to let them know we are coming. this gives them plenty of time to remember that "doctors appointment," "go shopping," or suddenly have a "personal or family crisis." He says if we had cell phones we could call multiple times and at the door. This way they couldn't suddenly forget that there was something that they had to do. I agree with him there.
As far as the one appointment on Tuesday that didn't cancel, She is already a member. We keep trying to go over there and teach her grand-daughter who often spends time over there, but we always run low on time and can never actually teach her anything. We asked her a while back if she had read the restoration pamphlet we gave her and she said she was half way through. Her grandmother is a convert who used to be a Jehovah's Wittiness, so that gives me some hope for this area. but after days like yesterday these hopes feel so empty...
That's it for this week. hopefully next week I will have some good news to report about investigators and not just the same old same old story that I have had thus far.

love Elder Fields.

Office Hilarity

My co-workers are awesome, just so you all know.

I got in, and saw this on the wall:


I'm sorry Fred, I do believe that is an unparalleled level of awesomeness that has not yet been unexplored. It only means one thing Fred, you should grow a mustache too.

Also, may I add that a mission buddy of mine also is growing a mustache. His looks better though, much better.

Also, tonight is Hockey Night with the Chiefs! Yah yah!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Randomness

You people have got to stop asking for random things about myself. Sooner or later we'll get into the classified stuff and then I'll have to kill you... And Yellow M&M may be nearing the point of no return... ;)



1. I still have a baby tooth.

2. I had sported a beard before I ever started college (I don't have any pictures of it though. QQ)

3. I am the tallest person in my family.

4. I can whistle with my hands.

5. My right hand can't turn palm up.

6. I am secretly Spiderman

7. I am also a board writer.

And to throw a twist in...

8. I am secretly a sports fan.

9. One of the above isn't true. Or maybe one of the above is true. Which is it?

I shall tag bismark, The Giant(maybe this will get you finally update?), Krishna, Kris, and Katydid, and Alan.

Good luck to all in figuring out which is which. Heh heh heh.

Trivial News of the Day

For all you history buffs and lovers of trivial knowledge, let me just say to you that Monty Python humor isn't forty years old, but centuries old.
To quote the news article:
For those who believe the ancient Greeks thought of everything first, proof has been found in a 4th century AD joke book featuring an ancestor of Monty Python's Dead Parrot sketch where a man returns a parrot to a shop, complaining it is dead.

The 1,600-year-old work entitled "Philogelos: The Laugh Addict," one of the world's oldest joke books, features a joke in which a man complains that a slave he has just bought has died, its publisher said on Friday.
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"By the gods," answers the slave's seller, "when he was with me, he never did any such thing!"


So now we all have the excuse of studying greek humor when watching Monty Python.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Weekend Overview

We'd like to take a break from the currently scheduled program to give you this message, sponsored by The Weekend; when laziness is mandatory!
It was full of inactivity, but hey, it was a break from the oppressive school schedule last week.

Anywho, the planets aligned in my favor this week, maybe the Universe is being nice to me, it is hard to tell since I am it's plaything. But as I am in a dance class, I had to, or rather I got to go to Dancesport, which is a dance competition for all levels. It's really good. Well seeing as I was going to that, I asked out a girl from my ward, Electra I'll call her, to go out to eat at Mi Ranchito and then see the competition. It was fun, although looking back, if a girl asks if short hair is attractive, you say yes. So we had a fine date. Criminal Mastermind kept giving me advice on going to a parking lot and slow dancing, and then kissing her at the door, and although slow dancing like that would be romantic, it isn't a first date activity.

And Saturday, as we all know was Divine Comedy(Pictures courteous of bismark. Originally I was just going to buy a ticket for me and friend to join Bob, Unit of Energy, Katydid and others; but then talking with a roommate things escalated into a double date. (I actually ended up sitting in the row in front of them and only noticed as the show ended and we were getting out of our seats.)
But the show was hilarious, and I can only hope to get tickets for the Best of Divine Comedy in a few weeks. I enjoyed the Daily Universe headlines (Cougars use the force to beat the lobos, hilarious) and the skits like the Dinner group where it is a political discussion based on the food. I need to politically analyze my next meal and compare it to the westward expansion of America and the expulsion of the American Indian. Divine Comedy also played the "It's a brand new day" from the Sing-a-long blog of Dr. Horrible. That is an epic win.
Anyways, I enjoyed being with Dana (name changed of course), she's cute and was in the ward a year ago. She is sort of shy, but it is a coy type of shy that I seem to like apparently. Well, we'll see what happens, things are still up in the air, but hey, anything is possible.

Also, my programming test has been moved back a week or two, so that is good news! \

I believe that is all, so we now return you to your regularly scheduled program; Monday Morning!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The ol' Stache

Well, it has been two weeks now and my mustache is coming in, as seen in the following picture:

And a closer look:

And:


It is growing out pretty well, maybe a tad bit creepy, but feel free to comment about it. And remember that I am growing it out just because, so feel free to confirm that it looks creepy, or if it looks awesome. Maybe it is alive and wants to feel validated, or maybe it wants to desensitize the world to mustaches so they are perceived as cool. But what do I know, I am just the unwitting host to the benevolent mustache lord.


Addendum: I finally posted something that may get me shouted at by lovers of Edward everywhere. May I say that if you liked Edward before, and still like those qualities after reading that, drop me a line to have the most hilarious and possibly most psychotic date of your life. Because truly it would be a feat, a wonder, and a laugh riot to try and emulate all that.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Does Adding -ology at the end Even Make Sense?

*FOODOLOGY*

What is your salad dressing of choice? Dunno. I always ask for the Chipotle ranch at Subway.

What is your favorite sit-down restaurant? Any Mexican place, but Rancheritos will do.

What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of? Tacos! Real Mexican tacos!

What are your pizza toppings of choice? Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, baked beans, Spam, Spam, Spam and Spam. Actually pepperoni is my favorite.

What do you like to put on your toast? Butter?

*TECHNOLOGY*

What is your wallpaper on your computer? Umm, just random images. My home computer has a nifty horizon. And yes, I just said nifty.

How many televisions are in your house? My apartment: 1 My house: three, maybe four?

What color cell phone do you have? Gray.

*BIOLOGY*

Are you right-handed or left-handed? Right. But attempting ambidextrous for Fencing.

Have you ever had anything removed from your body? Hair, toe and finger nails, alien probes, Secret government gps tracking devices, and skin from somewhere.

What is the last heavy item you lifted? My backpack?

*BULLCRAPOLOGY*

If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? Yes, not to avoid it, but to be able to prepare to make my death as awesome as possible.

If you could change your name, what would you change it to? Inigo Montoya.(Hopefully you didn't kill my father, or else... well you know what.)

Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1,000? Depends on how big the bottle is and how much time I am given to drink it.

*DUMBOLOGY*

How many pairs of flip flops do you own? I own several of their souls. Oh, you meant shoes, not politicians... The answer is none then.

Last time you had a run-in with the cops? Yesterday. We bumped into each other.

What do you want to be when you grow up? Who says I will grow up? But if I do, I want to manage a shelter for lost and forgotten lolcats.

Last person you talked to? Some dude in Europe.

Last person you hugged? Umm... I'm not sure. Hugging scares me and sends me spiraling into forbidden, repressed memories of yesteryear...

*FAVORITOLOGY*

Season? Winter.

Holiday? Talk like a pirate day, Festival of sleep day", Opposite Day, Blame someone else day, Christmas! (There's just so many.)

Day of the week? The current day is my favorite day.

Month? December

*CURRENTOLOGY*

Missing someone? Maybe just a little.

Mood? Hungry, procrastinative

Listening to? Myself type and my inner thoughts

Watching? Life pass me by.

Worrying about? If I am the weakest link...

*RANDOMOLOGY*

First place you went this morning? The Bathroom

What can you not wait to do? Go on a date tonight.

What's the last movie you saw? The Kid?

Do you smile often? Indeed I do, good person.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Testing Center Prayer

The study guide is my anchor;
I hope not to falter.

It maketh me to sit down in merciless desks;
It leadeth me beside the turbulent scribbling.

It converteth my hope;
it leadeth me through the rows of questions for mine Grade's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of failure, I will fear no test question;
for thou art with me; thy spirit and my preparedness, they comfort me.

It prepareth a table before me in the presence of mine fellow students;
It annointest my efforts by study; my confidence abideth .

Surely happiness and rejoicing shall follow many days after the test,
and my score will dwell in the sheet of the TRANSCRIPT for ever.

Speechless Thursday

Only in Tooele...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Overflow error

Too much to do, so much time wasted. Mind is melting faster than a Vulcan can blink. Myself is becoming integrated into the system, and the system is becoming me. I now see myself as an extension of school, and therefore, the system.

Universes have collided, stars have aligned, or perhaps refused to align, no one really knows. Nodes torment you, and Sphinx's give you riddles after riddle, rubbing your mind more raw and raw until the very desire to breath and to live subsides and you accept the unacceptable and conform to the wooden platforms on which punishment, chastisement and torment are placed. Only the unacceptable is the only thing acceptable. Reasoning is laid bare and regarded as foreign. Time serves only as a tormentor and laughs mercilessly on end.

The only anchor seems so far away... only Divine Comedy can save me. But too much is at stake, too much free will, too much will be invested in the instruments labeled as the Calculus and CS124 test to save the last glimmer of intelligent thought, whatever may have existed before. Hope failing. No progenitors left to save the galaxy and bring order.
Danger Will Robinson, danger...
I can't do that Dave.
e=mc^2
Follow the yellow brick road?
2+2=Cantelope?
help me! help me!!
0100100001100101011011000111000000100000011011010110010100100001

Oh no! It's too late.....

Monday, November 10, 2008

Thankfulness

It is posted slightly below, but here is a link to the my thankfulness list in the spirit of Thanksgiving.

Monday Shoutout

Today I give a shout out to this fine fellow who posted today's Dino comic in his blog. That and he probably has a lot to be thankful for, and is probably skipping for joy due to recent events.

But that isn't my story to tell. If his hockey team has an excellent season, I may buy the movie rights though.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Death Penalty

I now want to live in Lego World and be subject to their criminal justice system...


Benefits extend to the guillotine too!

The 100 Thankful Things of Thanksgiving

This week Giovanni asked those who read his blog to create a list of 100 things they are thankful for. So this is my list, in no particular order what-so-ever.

So lets get this list started!

  1. The Restoration of the Gospel

  2. The Book of Mormon

  3. President Monson

  4. Friends

  5. Technology

  6. A loving Family

  7. Democracy

  8. The 100 Hour Board

  9. Being able to attend BYU

  10. Religious Freedom

  11. The Colbert Report

  12. Laughter

  13. Laughing until I cry

  14. Being able to relax

  15. Forgiveness

  16. Romance

  17. Satire

  18. J.R.R. Tolkien

  19. Alan Turing

  20. Dancing

  21. The job I have

  22. NewEgg

  23. XKCD

  24. Dino Comics

  25. Going to the Temple

  26. Caring Roommates

  27. Cute Girls

  28. A non puritan-like lifestyle that allows me to dance and date

  29. Dating

  30. Fencing

  31. Reminders to write in journals

  32. Blogging

  33. Thumb Drives

  34. Alarm Clocks

  35. A sense of humor

  36. Snow!

  37. Living in Utah

  38. Having served a mission

  39. Being able to keep in contact with all those I knew from Mexico easily

  40. Photography

  41. Settlers of Catan

  42. Computer Games

  43. Shakespeare

  44. Youtube (maybe)

  45. Memes like All Your Base Are Belong to Us.

  46. Or "I am a Banana"

  47. The Ensign

  48. Looking into the depths of friends, preferably a girl's, eyes.

  49. Alarm Clocks

  50. Facebook

  51. Cellphones

  52. Cold Weather

  53. Contacts and Glasses

  54. That the Hydron Collider didn't destroy the Earth

  55. Comic Book Creators

  56. That Proposition 8 passed

  57. The Honor Code

  58. Mustaches

  59. The American Revolution

  60. The Musketeers

  61. FHE

  62. The Constitution

  63. The Declaration of Independence

  64. Christ's earthly ministry

  65. Christ's death and resurrection

  66. The Atonement

  67. You, my readers!

  68. Family Search

  69. Chatting

  70. That we elected the first black alien president

  71. Weird Al

  72. Geo Metros

  73. The drop in gas prices

  74. Mac Vs PC

  75. A loving family

  76. Seeing the mountains every day

  77. Computer Games

  78. Charitable Organizations

  79. Humanitarian causes

  80. The stars

  81. The sun

  82. Wikipedia

  83. Sarcasm

  84. America

  85. Makers of deodorant

  86. The creation of the Arpanet

  87. Childhood memories

  88. Electricity

  89. General Conference

  90. The Smurfs

  91. Alf

  92. Java

  93. Computer Engineers who deal with low level programming

  94. Banks

  95. Holidays

  96. Giving gifts

  97. Monty Python

  98. Princess Bride

  99. An apartment to live in

  100. Shoes to wear

  101. Clothes to wear

  102. Food to eat

  103. My health

  104. The spirit of Santa Claus

  105. Homestarrunner


  106. Snowballs and snowball fights

  107. The ability to love

  108. The ability to reason

  109. My friends, for always being there

  110. That you are taking the time to read this




So I have gone over 100 things, if Giovanni hasn't asked this of you, then go ahead and do it yourselves. Have a great November.

Waltzy

Well, I haven't updated recently, and I figure while I am wasting time I might as well post something.

Today I have a Waltz test in my Dance 280 class, I think I will do pretty well in it. My class is at 1:00 in the main ballroom of the Wilkinson Center if anyone wants to watch everyone test on it.

Also, my other classes are going well. I need to finish up my persuasive essay and turn it tonight for full credit. It is on Proposition 8. I thought things were simpler, but then Imogen pointed out that California doesn't have civil unions but domestic partnerships that doesn't totally have all the rights that California could grant... So I dunno. I of course support Proposition 8 and try to add more backbone by looking some stuff up so I am not just supporting it because church leaders asked us to, and can reasonably defend my views with someone not of my faith. It's just complicated. As bismark also stated a couple times in that thread I linked, the best solution may be to privatize marriage, making marriage only a church thing while in order to get all the rights and everything that everyone wants you need to be joined in civil union first.
It works in Mexico, members of the church there have to be civilly joined or married first before they can be married in the temple because a civil union/marriage is the only legal marriage/union. Of course I am not sure if that would be considered a defeat or not... But if the country were to do that, it would solve the legal problems and fears. With civil unions for all, it guarantees that everyone has the same rights and also removes the fear of lawsuit if a church won't marry a couple based on their gender....

But yeah, I am ranting, I have to go and make better use of my time so I don't completely get bogged down in homework.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Watcha Doing?

So I decided to do this...
1. Where is your cell phone? Right beside me, charging.
2. Where is your significant other? In the future.
3. Your hair color? Blonde.
4. Your mother? Asleep
5. Your father? Also asleep.
6. Your favorite thing? right now? read, but now? Blog I suppose
7. Your dream last night? Something about some stars?
8. Your dream/goal? Graduate in Computer Science, being able to create secure nigh unhackable programs. Maybe hack for the pentagon.
9. The room you're in? My own.
10. Your hobby? Spanish, gaming, reading, blogging, plotting to take over the world in my sleep.
11. Your fear? Shh. They might hear you.
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Hopefully in grad school, and married.
13. Where were you last night? Fencing
14. What you're not? Ostentatious
15. One of your wish-list items? A new beginning
16. Where you grew up? Utah
17. The last thing you did? Finished question #16.
18. What are you wearing? Clothes, and the stuff under clothes, and under that, my bones.
19. Your TV? I assume the one in my apartment exists...
20. Your pet? I want this
21. Your computer? Hindered by slow internet
22. Your mood? Slightly irritated
23. Missing someone? Perhaps yes.
24. Your car? A tin can. Almost literally. But cooler.
25. Something you're not wearing? A hat.
26. Favorite store? Newegg.
27. Your summer? Long gone.
28. Love someone? Yes.
29. Your favorite color? Red and Blue
30. When is the last time you laughed? I am in a continual state of laughter.
31. Last time you cried? The last time I laughed hard enough to cry.

I tag anyone who hasn't been tagged yet.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Search Keyword for the Win

You know, I frequently find it funny how people come to find my blog through the search engine. Sure it isn't much, yet, but there are people who stumble upon with the weirdest search items.
Well I decided to post the five most recent search key words, in descending level of humor.
5. "Weird Al" -- Not funny or strange as I just commemorated his birthday.
4. Giovanni Schwartz -- Also not strange as he comments here and is quite the popular guy. In fact, if there was ever a super genius capable of foiling my fictional conquer the world plans, it would be him. Also the person searching that apparently visited this blog before
3. "Prodigal Roommate" -- I have a post with that phrase labeled in it, although I wonder why some someone is looking up stuff about prodigal roommates
2. Nanti grammar -- Have I spoken much on grammar, or is there some unknown grammatical style with my nym in it that I am not aware of?
1. ask date guy + "too far in advance" -- This is what made me laugh the most of the most recent five. I know I asked for dating advice months ago, but still, to stumble upon this blog, well may heaven have mercy on their soul if they found some advice from me. Which reminds me, Allyourbasearebelongtous, where did you go? We miss you.

I think I will try and turn this into a meme... so I tag Gio, Yellow M&M and... Rate of Energy to post their five favorite search terms. Ready, go!

Some Growth of Sorts

Friday night I was at Bob's and her brother brought up facial hair and his lack thereof. Which, since I was the only other viable guy around, was asked how often I shave (I should shave daily, but I don't.) and I mentioned I might be able to have a mustache in about two weeks. So I may go for it.

So vote in the poll I just added as to if I should grow a mustache or not. Also feel free to suggest the type of mustache I should grow. (For Example, the curly villainous mustache.)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Just some quiz

I was bored, so I did this, as some others have done so as well.
Enjoy?

I feel loved when...

The Five Love Languages

My Primary Love Language is Quality Time

My Detailed Results:
Quality Time: 9
Physical Touch: 7
Words of Affirmation: 6
Acts of Service: 5
Receiving Gifts: 2

About this quiz

Unhappiness in relationships is often due to the fact that we speak different love languages. It can be helpful to know what language you speak and what language those around you speak.

Tag 3 people so they can find out what their love language is.

Take the Quiz!
Check out the Book

I tag Yellow MM, Gio and Rate of Electricity.