Sunday, May 31, 2009

watching movies

i dont really do it that much, you know?
definitely not at the theatre..
..occasionally with pals.
but thats rare.

last year i gave away almost all of my dvds.
it was a very liberating feeling, indeed.
people were so happy to get them.
and when i look at what i kept.,
..i think, these could go, too.
anyhow, yesterday i completed the trilogy.
"which trilogy?" you ask? aliens.

the first film in the series, alien, took me 2 weeks to finish.
because i would fall asleep so much, so much.
the sequel, aliens, took me 1 week.
(its the best in the series, surely)
i finally finished it yesterday.
then i watched alien 3.
followed by...

...march of the penguins.
except i didnt watch the real film.
i watched the 'special feature' inclusion.
it is a documentary film on filming the march.

its really good, much better than the 'feature' i think.

yesterday i watched 2/3rds of the alien trilogy followed by march of the penguins. FML.

Monday, May 25, 2009

andy and rae

we had a wonderful time together.
it makes me cry!
i need to be with her.
she needs to be with me.
time is a hurricane.

Friday, May 15, 2009

wolfram | alpha

my first computational search result ^

try it yourself --> click here <--

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my sister choreographed, wrote, and performed in an amazing show.
i saw it and really enjoyed it. then i received the following comment:

Fancy Drew

show details 8:39 AM (0 minutes ago)

Follow up message
Fancy Drew has left a new comment on your post "rodent creature":

i guess you didn't blog about Plastique. o great.

Posted by Fancy Drew to an decline at May 15, 2009 8:39 AM


read more about PLASTIQUE here

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

dinsaur sandwiches and a boat

this one awesome thing happened to me.
kerry posted a link on my wall on facebook.
the next day, karl sent me the same link.
that weekend, i went to seattle and mikey gave it to me.
my friends are good, huh.
okay fuck it, i dont know why it keeps rotating my photo!?...
i tried uploading several times.. keeps rotating it 90 degrees.
i am pretty upset.
it isnt sideways on my hard-drive, nor when i select it to upload.
but dumb-ass is rotating it so whatever:
im like, so mad about that sideways sandwhich image. ^
i took this walking to work earlier this week.
pretty neat, huh?
these are the days of our lives.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

happy mothers day

i wrote this song yesterday on piano.
it is the first song i have ever written on piano!
trust me, i can barely play childrens nursery rhymes.
this song is for my mom on mothers day! shes the best!

may 10th

love you mom!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

rodent creature

hey, i went to seattle last weekend:
  • i got some new tires for my jeep
  • mikey and i went climbing at exit 38
  • i spent some quality time with my mother
it was Good.
while we were climbing we saw a rodent creature.
mikey fed him a frito - then he was hooked!
the creature was trying to get at the fritos.
this was distracting mikey and i thought he might drop me.
i had to stop climbing.
mikey gently tossed a stone.
it must have severed the creatures spinal cord.

we watched it die.
we put it on the highest point on the mountain.
we hope a hawk eats that rodent creature.
it looked beautiful; it was sad.

Sunday, May 3, 2009