Monday, January 29, 2007

About time I updated

Well I figure it was about time that I updated this blog again... damn you facebook for sucking my time! But I think the one thing I have get out of the way is semestor 1 marks. Officially they're coming in friday... but I'm going to say that 2 marks, chemistry and allgeo, will be bad... philosophy and english should be good barring any last minute weird nutbar happenings. Sigh... hopefully calculess and physics will make universities actually like me. If only I didn't have the hardest english/math/chem teachers and had the alternative choices whose classes are getting much better marks.

Well thats out of the way, so onto what i'm doing with myself. I'm learning to play the guitare. Firstly because to sum up all harmonica instruction: "listen to music and try to play along, and hope you get good" (instead of spray and pray, its play and pray). Secondly, no one in this house actually likes the sound of my poor old harmonica... so Jenn shoved a guitare in my hand and told me to play it. (albiet I had asked her over Christmas and we just never got around to it). So that is going as well as can be expected, just trying to grow the calleouses on my fingers so it doesn't hurt so much. I'm also trying to play two types of songs, a strumming of the beatles, and a picking of mad world. (both of which are beyond me level, though I do recgonize and can play the madworld tune, its just to fast for my unskilled hands). Maybe if i'm lucky my friends will have some guitares out next semestor and I can royally bug the hell out of cafe kids with my incesent mediocore playing abilities >=D.

In other news, I have completely cleaned and rearranged my room. Currently I have one completely bare wall, and my bed/"the underneath" still needs to be cleaned and moved against that wall, but i've actually managed to make something worthwhile out of my room. I figure that i'm still going to use other places to do homework, but that my room will have jenn's keyboard/guitare/my music stand set up and a drafting table (being the artsy that I am). For the most part it can become a little studio onto itself and when I leave those crazy kids (parental units) can maybe do something in it. I'm also trying to clean out the basement so mom can start jewellery (sure there are alterative motives, but in the upcoming age of first world consumerism even if all four of us had kids, it will only be 1-2 kids. Furthermore, there would be way to many goddamn toys anyways... So I'm thinking we sell stuff on ebay,since it might actually be worth something, or give it to poor needy kids. If Chirstmas was a sign of whats to come we're going to buy your kid his damn toys anyways... because fisher price/ Toys'R'Us owns your impulse buying SOUL!). But to each his own... I packrat dirty greasy things, so long as they have some type of mechanical intricasy that I find fascinating and can see myself using to build something else (has never actually materialized my plans in this way but owell). But everyone has agreed the basement needs to be cleaned, and the only way it will be done is if someone starts throwing shit away... and if I don't tell you, you won't miss it... you don't even go down there anyways. I think if we don't get rid of the lego, we should at least get rid of the 70's toys... they are really outdated. So my proposal is you compile a list of what you want to keep... and at least in that way if you can't think of something then I know it doesn't mean that much to you... and then from your priorities we can throw them into a random storage space somewhere else in the world until all of us have houses big enough to take some of it. Also, Geoff I think you can sell my Warhammer stuff. I'd like to see some money, and I never really enjoyed the playing as much as I did the painting... which is funny to say because I hated the minute detail painting =P. But I think its time that was sold and some monies refunded, because honestly you only really need to reprime them, so they shouldn't have depreciated that much. For other cleaning things... I need someone to get those clear plastic electronic drawers so I can sort out all the stupid nails and other bits into piles of like items. It shouldn't actually be hard to clean up that workbench area... just someone willing to cover their hands in copper smelling pointy things for a day or two. Jenn also offered that we do a garage sale, the only problem I see wiht that is waiting until summer/late spring to do it...Other then that i'm not sure I have anything else to say on the matter.

Mmmm, I think i'm out of exciting new things or rants to go on about so i'm going to go watch Duan Juan Demarco!

Quotation of the Day:
"A pun is the lowest form of humor -- when you don't think of it first."
~Oscar Levant

Thursday, January 04, 2007

FINALLY! Re-Solute of the New Year!

After a much and long awaited return to blogger, Alex has arrived! (thanks to elvis leaving the building... not enough room for that much ego... elvis's I mean). And finally after Geoff mentioned it! I have realized that my comment moderation has been set to soemthing funny and that I needed to okay all the comments on my posts! Well now that i'm reading some of the comments for the first time :P, thank you Gabe, thank you Jenn, thank you Colin, and Geoff. Supposedly blogger was supposed to actually send me emails telling me people had commented on things... well... I never got the memo. Anyways onto this posts not quite informative or preplanned message!

Since it is the new year, 2008... shyt... I knew I should of fixed that dial on the time machine (just one moment)... 2007 (that would of really messed up the posting of this post if it was really coming a year from now)... I think its time that we have a Re-Solute from Alex. "Resolution Is the correct term!" WRONG! Re-Solute is the right way to say it because just like most solute reactions under normal conditions you aren't going to see a great number of solute ions reverse back to aqueous form! (in other words i'm going to try and actually keep my re-solutes). Plus the Re- ovbiously comes from the previous years failed attempts (sometimes you just have to start the experiment over again). But here it goes:

1.) Make it to 220 lb... look good... feel good.... buy new clothes... look better then good... prevent early onset of heart attack... feel a lot in better shape to do some physical activity... feel even better then a lot better... (notice the trends).

2.) Become and Artsy (I'll live the wonerous double life of the travelling, starving, tattered SUPER ARTI-EAST whereing once I find a hippie winnabego, as a supplement to telephone booths, i'll become a scientific quantum oriented SUPER ENGI-NERD!!)

3.) Refine #2 to Dancing (yes I'd love to learn how), Painting (learn colours), sketching perspective/humans/animals, jewellery making, harmonica/guitaire playing, singing, photographing, photoshop tinkering, and of course TABLET EXERCISES (if you don't work out those forearm drawing muscles then your going to get cramps in the crunch time).

4.) Get a job... (you lazy bumbkin! by which I mean me... not you).

5.) PAINT! (paint the drama hallway for volunteer hours! I love you Mrs. H)

6.) Write on this blog once again.

7.) Maybe find a girlfriend... I know of several interested parties... maybe I could get interested to...

8.) READ SOME OF YOUR DAMN BOOKS!!!! (read some Immanuel Velikovsky! You've only been looking at the spine for 4 months!)

9.) Find a good digital camera to for #3

10.) Play the Wii

11.) Stop making Re-Solutes before you realize that you have to much to do with your life... (CHECK).

Okay so with that out of the way... lets see things that I haven't talked about for at least a few months. Philosophy: 88 on my essay, 92 on my presentation. Philosophy of Language comparing Noam Chomsky and Ludwig Wittgenstein. Reccomend the former... and possibly the latter if your insane or I don't like you. English: He also loved my presnetations but haven't gotten the marks for my essay or for my presentation (expect them to be low 90s to). It compared Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein and Hominids by Robert Sawyer (my major shared them was that both authors had the first name Robert and both had won almost every literary fiction award possible... I suspect there was some fudging of names and they both got to keep them anways :P). Chemistry: DIE YOU ------TEACHER... SAME FOR MATH!!! Ahem! Drama: Well for obvsious reasons my play didn't make it to searsfest... and I scratched from the musical auditions (though i'm sure I could get a choir spot if I really wanted, but I really would enjoy the acting not choir motif). I could probaly even get a backup dancer spot if I was merely willing, as a guy, to do it. Well its 4:00 AM I'm going to go to bed because I have homework to do tommorow... today... so i'll sign off with 2007's first quotation. This quotation has been my msn name for almost 4 months and I told everyone i'd retire it in the new year. The reason I kept it around for so long is its obvious relvance to myself and I grew fond of it. Secondly, I must have recieved 30 odd comments (by different people) telling me that the quotation helped them put things in perspective (or something constructive). I'm alsot going to put the quotation I wrote for my grad message up here because I like it to:

Quotation of the Day:

"If you wish to be loved, love. For to never stretch out your hand, for fear of it being bitten, is to never be proved wrong." ~Me

Grad Message:
“Life: appreciate it; it is ever changing and so are you. Truth: do not rely on it; it is merely a singular idea, which restrains and detains. Create: create yourself and don’t be content to idle by, stuck in limbo. Love: love who you will as you will and never be afraid to fall. Be: be all you can, then be more then you can, then be who you are. Live; live life, live it for you, live it for me, live it for all those who cannot. Growth: in everything, in anything but only when you look. And Serenity: the beauty of knowing…” ~Me"