God, Reading, Theology, Christianity, Panda Smuggling, Mouseology, Running, Old Music, Assassination, Stealth, Humor, Blaming Chloe for All Evil, Ultimate Frisbee, Calvinball, Monkeys, Ice Cream, Writing, Spaghetti, Thinking, Lasagna, Finding Out What It's Like to Have Your Soul Trapped in a Suit of Armor, Skiing, Hawaii
The Eagles, The Beatles, Boston, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Grass Roots, The Temptations, The Foundations, Deep Purple, Alabama, The Doobie Brothers, The Beach Boys, Queen, Def Leppard, Van Halen, .38 Special, The Allman Brothers Band, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Brooks & Dunn, Chicago, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Electric Light Orchestra, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, The Four Tops, Guns N' Roses, The Isley Brothers, Jimmy Buffett, Kansas, The Lovin' Spoonful, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pat Benatar, Peter Frampton, Pure Prairie League, The Rolling Stones, Sam & Dave, Steppenwolf, Steve Miller Band, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Stevie Wonder, Styx, The Supremes, Three Dog Night, ZZ Top
The Bible, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Anything by Dave Barry, Anything by C. S. Lewis, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, The Thrawn Trilogy, Dilbert, The Far Side, Calvin and Hobbes, Get Fuzzy, The Case for Christ, The Case for a Creator, Messy Spirituality, Eragon, Broken World, The Jesus I Never Knew, What's So Amazing About Grace?
June 17 2006
That is what it would have been like if I'd had a computer with me during my race today. As it was, my near death dragged out over an agonizing ten miles that wasn't so much the Moon Pie 10-mile race as it was Climbing Mount Bell Buckle.
The course was described as "rolling hills", which I thought meant gently rolling hills. It turns out the people who wrote the course description would cheerfully use the words "rolling hills" to describe the Himalayas. My goal before the race was to average lower than 7 minutes per mile. I managed that feat for a grand total of zero of the miles, with my first mile being a 7:02 and all subsequent miles being slower. I revised this goal during the race, first to averaging less than 7 and a half minutes per mile, then to not leaving my fetid corpse out on the course for the other runners to spit on as they passed. I experienced slow, painful death for the entire second half of the race and finally finished in 1:16:35. However, the day was not yet done. I drank two Sun Drops and ate a sausage biscuit, a popsicle, and a chocolate chip cookie, making that by far my most unhealthy post-race meal ever, totally wiping out the previous record - a KFC bucket of pocorn chicken. Furthermore, I finally got my Freecell win percentage up over 50%. All in all, not a bad day.
June 16 2006
May 30 2006
May 26 2006
Hunter is a big disappointment to his mother.
EDIT: For those of you who weren't watching Phusebox just waiting for me to update during the appropriate half hour, Hunter got on my computer and posted under my name that I had an addiction to eating pantaloons, unfortunately misread as platoons. Partially as retaliation and partially just because I didn't have anything interesting to post, I edited it to be about Hunter disappointing his mother.
May 20 2006
May 17 2006
May 15 2006
School is finally over. There will be no more AP Physics with Mrs. Cathey. There will be no more AP English with Mrs. Juergens. The plague has lifted. The time of desolation is no more. In the words of Alice Cooper,
"No more pencils, no more books,
No more teachers' dirty looks."
May 10 2006
He got muddy water, he one mojo filter
He say "One and one and one is three"
Got to be good-looking 'cause he's so hard to see
May 07 2006
I've seen quotes of the day, quotes of the week, and even a quote of the century, but I've never seen a quote of the fortnight. This quote particularly applies over the next fortnight because it summarizes my attitude about tasks leading up to graduation:
"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they go by." - Douglas Adams
May 02 2006
April 30 2006
Prom was a blast. I run half-marathons, and dancing that crazy still wore me out. At Party After Prom, I won a FREAKIN' MICROWAVE!!!!
April 23 2006
Just as she instructed, I will now put the first two lines to the first thirty songs that come up when I shuffle my iPod, and you guys can tell me the titles and artists. Put the number of the song you are guessing as well. I'll add the title and artist when you guess correctly. (I'm being honest, too. There will be no omissions of embarrassing songs.) Also, on a few of these I have skipped some opening words because they are just stuck there to start off the song; they aren't actually part of the first verse.
1. "You think you've lost your love/well, I saw her yesterday" - She Loves You by the Beatles
2. "Take me down to the paradise city/where the grass is green and the girls are pretty" - Paradise City by Guns N' Roses
3. "And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson, Jesus loves you more than you will know" - Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel
4. "Just about a year ago/I set out on the road" - Lodi by Creedence Clearwater Revival
5. "I'm gonna do all the things for you/a girl wants a man to do" - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me by the Supremes and the Temptations
6. "I - I love the colorful clothes she wears/and the way the sunlight plays upon her hair" - Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys
7. "Call me the breeze/I keep blowin' down the road" - Call Me the Breeze by Lynyrd Skynyrd
8. "Desmond has a barrow in the marketplace/Molly is the singer in a band" - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da by the Beatles
9. "Well, we were just another band outta Boston/on the road to try to make ends meet" - Rock n' Roll Band by Boston
10. "Finished with my woman/cause she couldn't help me with my mind" - Paranoid by Ozzy Osbourne
11. "All you women/who want a man of the street" - Shoot to Thrill by AC/DC
12. "Lady/when you're with me I'm smiling" - Lady by Styx
13. "Jesus is just alright with me/Jesus is just alright, whoa yeah" - Jesus is Just Alright by the Doobie Brothers
14. "Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'/into the future" - Fly Like an Eagle by the Steve Miller Band
15. "You say you want a revolution/well, you know, we all want to change the world" - Revolution by the Beatles
16. "I'll buy you a diamond ring, my friend/if it makes you feel alright" - Can't Buy Me Love by the Beatles
17. Every time that I look in the mirror/all these lines on my face getting clearer" - Dream On by Aerosmith
18. "Dum, dum, dum/honey, what have you done?" - Janie's Got a Gun by Aerosmith
19. "Cruised into a bar on the shore/her picture graced the grime on the door" - Dude Looks Like a Lady by Aerosmith
20. "Well, I won't back down/no, I won't back down" - I Won't Back Down by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
21. "Any way you want it/that's the way you need it" - Any Way You Want It by Journey
22. "There's something wrong with the world today/I don't know what it is" - Livin' on the Edge by Aerosmith
23. "Waiting for the break of day/searching for something to say" - 25 or 6 to 4 by Chicago
24. "Something in the way she moves/attracts me like no other lover" - Something by the Beatles
25. "See the curtains/hangin' in the window" - Summer Breeze by Seals & Crofts
26. "Got those highway blues/can't you hear the motor running" - Rockin' Down the Highway by the Doobie Brothers
27. "Louie, Louie, oh no/me gotta go" - Louie Louie by the Kingsmen
28. "I've paid my dues/time after time" - We Are the Champions by Queen
29. "Clean shirt, new shoes/and I don't know where I am goin' to" - Sharp Dressed Man by ZZ Top
30. "Right about now/the funk soul brother" - Rockafeller Skank by Fatboy Slim
That's it. Good luck. And don't cheat; no searching the lyrics on the net. EDIT: Just so you guys know, I don't consider looking at a CD, movie, iPod, or anything else you already own to be cheating.
April 21 2006
Physics is actually coming to an end. It was starting to feel like a life sentence in a French prison where torture is legal so they give you problems to solve with equations so horribly complicated that small children cry and woodland creatures flee in terror. But we're not getting any more bookwork and I'm almost done with the modules. I was so happy today I was humming to myself. Now I can do pretty much whatever random task pops into my head. If I want to create an elaborate song and dance routine involving no less than forty-seven trained monkeys solely to express how much I love jello, I can. Conquering Estonia - why not? I may even make up my own language spoken entirely by waving various types of pasta noodles. Certainly I have already used enough of my newfound time on this post.
In the words of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore:
"Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!"