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:: 2008 16 April :: 4.46 pm

Graduation! and....stuff
Well, next week is the absolute last week I have in my undergraduate career. Whether or not I'll keep going, not really 100% sure yet. But for right now, my main goals are saving up enough money for a car, a plane ticket to go see the girl, and just trying to become more independent in general. I'll give a more in-depth update after I graduate, but for now...bits of observations from Demetri Martin:

"I think that when you get dressed in the morning, sometimes you're really making a decision about your behavior for the day. Like if you put on flipflops, you're saying: ‘Hope I don't get chased today.' ‘Be nice to people in sneakers.'"

"When you have a fat friend there are no see-saws. Only catapults."

"I saw a guy at a party wearing a leather jacket and I thought, ‘That is cool.' But then I saw another guy wearing a leather vest and I thought, ‘That is not cool'. Then I figured it out: ‘Cool' is all about leather sleeves."

"I like clothes, you know. I dig fabrics. One of my favorite clothing patterns is camouflage. Because when you're in the woods it makes you blend in. But when you're not it does just the opposite. It's like, ‘Hey, there's an asshole.' But when you're in the woods you're like, ‘Is there an asshole out here?' They look like trees."

"I wanna make a jigsaw puzzle that's 40,000 pieces. And when you finish it, it says ‘go outside.'"

"I like parties, but I don't like piñatas because the pinata promotes violence against flamboyant animals. Hey, there's a donkey with some pizzazz. Let's kick its ass. What I'm trying to say is, don't make the same Halloween costume mistake that I did."

"Some jokes are short and elegant, like a mathematical proof or a midget in a ballgown."

"The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades."

"I noticed that there are no B batteries. I think that's to avoid confusion, cause if there were you wouldn't know if someone was stuttering. ‘Yes, hello I'd like some b-batteries.' ‘What kind?' ‘B-batteries.' ‘What kind?!?' ‘B-batteries!!!' and D-batteries that's hard for foreigners. ‘Yes, I would like de batteries.'"

"A drunk driver is very dangerous. So is a drunk backseat driver if he's persuasive. ‘Dude make a left.' ‘Those are trees...' ‘Trust me.'

"I wrapped my Christmas presents early this year, but I used the wrong paper. See, the paper I used said ‘Happy Birthday' on it. I didn't want to waste it so I just wrote ‘Jesus' on it."

"I used to play sports. Then I realized you can buy trophies. Now I'm good at everything."

"The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly."

On same Daily Show episode, when asked about dangers of MySpace: "On the downside, it's loaded with sexual predators. On the plus side, it's also loaded with sexual prey."

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:: 2008 5 February :: 1.18 am
:: Mood: giddy
:: Music: My Laughter

HO....LY.....FRICK!!!
Let it be known....that on 2/4/2007 (Ok so I watched a rerun of it on 2/5 at 1:20 in the morning, but that's not the point)...the holy trinity of comedy was made.

Jon Stewart

Stephen Colbert

Conan O'Brien

ALL ON THE DAILY SHOW AND THE COLBERT REPORT!!!!

....I will go to sleep tonight a happy, happy man. I hope this ends on on Youtube or something later tonight or tomorrow on Comedy Central's website....must...watch..again...and again....and..yea

*wheeze* Can't breathe...laughing too hard...

OK I'm good. Now that I'm off that high, I go to bed ^_^

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:: 2008 31 January :: 11.40 am

Well! I have updated the look of my journal! Much more snazzy looking, I think, than the Phoenix Wright stuff I had before. For those of you that don't know, this is from a webcomic called The Zombie Hunters. It's an EXTREMELY well drawn and thought out webcomic. I don't own any of the material. My icon and background are © 2005-2007 Jenny Romanchuk, so don't sue me...please?

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:: 2008 30 January :: 1.55 am
:: Mood: calm
:: Music: Seatbelts - Piano Bar I

Brain fried from math homework = an update!
So! I just got done with some math homework of mine that isn't due until Thursday...but so what? I felt like being motivated and decided to work ahead :P.

Anyway, you know that when you're working on a project or something like that, you've been trying to figure out what to or how to do the next little bit, and you finally get it and the light bulb goes off and you want to keep going? That's exactly what's been going on with me for the past few days and my keyboard. I got this keyboard for my birthday, so I've had it for just about a month or so. So far, aside from taking a piano class here on campus, I've managed to learn how to play:

Regina Spektor - Us
Coldplay - Clocks
Gary Jules - Mad World

In the middle of learning:

Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
John Lennon - Imagine
Beatles - Yesterday

So...this whole thing kinda started when I finally figured out how to play Mad World. Once I figured out how certain chords sound on the piano compared to my guitar, it was like lighting the fuse. I just wanted to keep going and going and going and going...wanted to learn new songs...wanted more, more, more. I swear...music is my addiction...and I quite like it.

Only 6 weeks till a certain someone visits:D

Well now that my homework for Thursday is done, I got tomorrow night to actually relax...for once.

Man I forgot how great of a soundtrack Cowboy Bebop has

Getting kinda late...should go to bed...ok I will!

G'night ^_^

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:: 2008 28 January :: 12.27 am
:: Mood: geeky

Whaaa? An Update? NOOOO!
That's right, boys and girls. I have updated...sorta. After reading pages upon pages of stuff from Criminology, I'm finally done. I don't really know what to write sooooo...random thought time!

If you haven't watched The Angry Video Game Nerd yet, do so!

Man, the third Ninja Turtles movie...SUCKED!

The New Rambo movie...23% on Rotten Tomatoes...kinda glad I didn't go see it.

Brain hurting from all that criminology stuff...ouchies

Schnee is staring at me as I type this...kinda giving off this "The Ring" Vibe...except with a cute stuffed donkey

mmmm...caffeine

Only 8 weeks till someone comes across the pond:D

How about a shave? ;)

Atari porn has gotta be the most terrifying thing I've ever seen

I want my old NES back...or at least buy a new one so i can play some 8-bit goodness and expose it to my kids:D

Why can't it get warm out so i can go running again?!?

Ich Liebe Dich

Ok going to bed g'night:D

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:: 2007 11 December :: 11.41 pm
:: Mood: satisfied
:: Music: TSO - Wizards In Winter

Almost there...
Well...I'm 3/4 of the way done with my finals. I got one more exam tomorrow morning at 10:15...that means that at 12:15 tomorrow, I'll have one more semester left to go until I'm fully graduated at out of Western.

While I'm still excited that I'm going home, that's a bit of a slight headache at the moment. For a while, I thought that my folks, or my brother were going to come pick me up on Thursday and drive me home. I had this conception that I would be able to bring anything and everything home with me. But now, thanks to concerts, plays, company parties, my brother becoming the manager of club and organizing a party back home...I'm left to pack everything that I'm gonna have to keep me busy in two bags and hop on a train...so that means no guitar is coming with me...damn. Oh well, I'm sure I'll be able to pack everything else.

My train leaves Thursday at 12:10...and I'll be back on my end of the world at, apparently 3:36...cuz we all know how erratic Amtrak's schedule can be. Oh well...all I'll need to keep me occupied is a charged up I-pod, my comfy headphones, a pillow, and I'm all set.

After my exam tomorrow, teh cleaning and the banking will be consisting of most of my day, but at least my finals will be done early enough in the day to where I can get said things done, with more than enough time to talk to a girl who's across an ocean. ^_^

Blah...it's getting late...I gots ta head to bed if I'm gonna function tomorrow during my exam. I go to sleep. G'night! ^_^

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:: 2007 21 November :: 1.56 am
:: Music: Mortal Kombat movie playing on my TV

Major happenings in Fraser....ALREADY....at least in the family home.
Ok...so this time I actually got stuff to write rather than just random thoughts.

So my friend Alex and I got together with my folks, and we all went on up to the restaurant that we usually go to as a family. We hung out, partook in many slices of pizza, and traded stories on how life's been going for each of us.

Eventually, this led to me asking my mom and dad, "So, how're Abby and Storm (my two cats)?" That when my parents kind of exchanged glances with each other. My smile, I think, kind of went into a shock phase. My dad broke the silence by saying, "About that...Storm's (the oldest of the two cats...17) not doing so good. We woke up this morning and found that everything he ate: food, liquid, treats, anything...was going right through him and coming out entirely liquid. So, your mom and I took him to the vet to see what was wrong. The doctor said that he had absolutely no muscles in his body, he is getting tired incredibly easy, and his bowels are...well, you've seen what's wrong with him. He was just getting old. So, to make sure he wasn't suffering like our last pet did when he got old, we decided to put him down."

And just like that, my mental image of me coming home to two cats waiting for me at the door....just shattered. It's weird. When I first heard my dad said this...I really didn't feel anything. I was kinda expecting it for a long time. Storm was just deteriorating in front of my eyes every time I came home. He was an old, old cat. Last time I saw him, he didn't do anything except sleep in his bed. Moreover, when I petted him, he loved the fact that I was petting him, but when I did, all i felt was skin and bone. I get this feeling that maybe a week or two down the road, it might hit me hard...but for right now, I have this, "I kind of expected it" mindset. Let's just hope it stays that way for a while.

Ok, so, I had a MAJOR Silent Hill moment driving Alex home. In my hometown...the whole area is covered with THICK fog. I'm talking when I drove down this patch of road that had one streetlight on, I didn't see the light until I was right under it. The furthest I could see was probably 25 yards, tops. So, this whole time, I was expected a tornado siren to go off and the whole world turn into Rust Land...or at least Pyramid Head stepping out into the middle of the road and trying to cut my Dad's car in half. Either way, I would've ran my ass off.

Anyway, it's getting late...I should probably get some sleep in my BIG bed. Yay for being able to spread out:D G'night guys!

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:: 2007 19 November :: 7.54 pm

What is your life soundtrack? (stolen off of a website)
Another Soundtrack
Opening Credits:Coldplay - Yellow
Average Day:Red Hot Chili Peppers - Parallel Universe
With Friends:Avenue Q Theme
Falling In Love:Led Zepplin - Immigrant Song
Love Scene:Stephen Lynch - Country Love Song
Breaking Up:Rolling Stones - Can't You Hear Me Knocking
Fight Scene:Dethklok - Go Forth and Die
Heartbreak:Liam Lynch - United States of Whatever
Walk in the rain:Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake
Life's okay:Moody Blues - Nights in White Satin
Partying:MSI - Daddy
Flashback:White Stripes - The Hardest Button to Button
Mental Breakdown:Slipknot - Wait and Bleed
Long night alone:Yoko Kanno - Farewell Blues
Anger:Rammstien - Weisses Fleisch
Death of a loved one:Pink Floyd - Is there Anybody Out There?
Watching a sunset:The Dying Breed - Moon on the Water
Contentment:Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy
Death Scene:Sugimori Masakazu - Police Cell ~ Jailers' Elegy
Ending Credits:Blue Man Group - Rods and Cones
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:: 2007 18 November :: 6.04 pm

Random Thoughts III
I think I'll make this "Random Thoughts" thing a typical occurrence...it's fun to write journal entries like this ^_^

Does it make me a geek of I'm typing up on a laptop in my lap, when there's a completely useful computer on my DESK?

Yay! Alex is back in Michigan

Double Yay! Girlfriend's getting sleep again:D

Stupid Writer's Block on my research paper

Beatles' song "Yesterday" is preeeeeetty

My mom got promoted?!? DAMN!! sweeeeeet

Mmm Chinese Food

Christ, I'm glad I got a haircut this weekend

A research paper and a test...both on the same day...at least that's what I keep telling myself...the term paper's actually due a week from Tuesday...but if I get it done now, I won't worry about it over break

My brother hasn't been back in Michigan for even a week, and he's already doing his bartending gig again...that was fast

Ich Liebe Dich...but that's a given right?;)

Japan Club finally has structure again

The invasion and the Eclipse starts next week...too bad I've already seen it online;)

Speaking of Avatar, after re-watching "The Blind Bandit"...I'm surprised Toph hasn't gotten more character development like Sokka and Katara have already.

Is it bad that my wrist is kinda sore from completing "Through the Fire and the Flames" on GHIII last night?

"Ah...look at all the lovely people" ...damn it Beatles!!!

I'm graduating in April....and I still don't know what I'm doing once I graduate Hopefully Christmas and Thanksgiving break can give me some insight

Hm..it's cold enough for winter...so where's the snow?

I should really get back to my homework...yea

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:: 2007 15 November :: 1.47 am
:: Mood: tired
:: Music: World War Z Audiobook

Random Thoughts II
My girlfriend isn't getting enough sleep for the past week...what could be wrong?

*HACK HACK* gah...I hate being sick....oh well I get sick at least once a year

I still need to finish the last case in Trials and Tribulations

Thank god my stats homework is finally finished

Hm...snack on Pringles or popcorn?

WAAAAAATER!

Things to do this weekend: Japan Club, Study for Social Psychology exam, GARBAGE, CLEAN ROOM, work on Public Speaking research paper, maybe the hockey game, maybe go to the rec center pool with Chelsey and all the gang, Avatar night on Friday

What are the guitar chords for Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock"?

High of 37 tomorrow....damn iiiiiiiiiiit

Ich Liebe Dich

I hope she's ok...this insomnia's probably gonna get to her eventually

Should I bring my guitar home with me on Thanksgiving Break?

Hm...learning piano should be interesting next semester...It can help me read sheet music again

*HACK HACK* Ok time for bed.

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:: 2007 13 November :: 10.50 pm
:: Music: The Pillows - I Think I Can

Mental Note
Never try to yell to be goofy at a friend's house when you're still trying to get fully over a cold. That = having your throat hurt wose. Bah, it was still fun though:P.

Well now that I'm back from Tom's house, I think some homework is in order. At least I should get some stats homework finished/started before i go to bed tonight. Yay for working ahead!!

Ich Liebe dich:D

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:: 2007 10 November :: 4.04 am

How's this for a role switch?
Well how's this for a switch? Katie goes to bed at a reasonable hour, and I stay out in the lobby till 3:30am talking to people. Hm...maybe...if I stay up a little longer, Katie might be up...I don't know how long I'll last though. If I don't catch ya online, I'll just talk to ya when I either regain consciousness, or when I get up in the morning sweetie:D

Ich liebe dich:D

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:: 2007 9 November :: 1.34 am

The Secret
What is it?

Well, to be quite honest with you, after seeing the book on shelves, the DVDs going off the shelves, I thought that there had to be some merit. Coincidentally, my parents gave me the DVD of The Secret for Christmas a year ago. I never really thought that much of it until tonight. So I finally sat down and watched the DVD. While most of it kinda seemed like mystic mumbo-jumbo, some of it actually made sense to me.

So, what is The Secret? It is The Law of Attraction. Whatever you think about and feel about strongly, whatever you want, whatever you desire etc., if you constantly think about it and truly believe it whatever it is, it will come to you. Whatever you think about, both positive and negative, it will come to you. Whether it be love, money, even something to drink...if you honestly and truly believe you want it, it will come to you.

I actually tried this when I kind of skimmed through the DVD a year ago. All I thought about how thirsty I was, but I was kind of lazy and didn't wanna get up. So, I kept thinking "I want a Coke." Moreover, I kept that not only in my head, but I truly believed that I wanted one. Five minutes later, my mom peeks her head down the basement and goes, "Hey Troy I'm grabbing a drink out of the garage, you want one?" I was a little freaked out at that point...But I kind of had this little, "Huh..it does work" moments.

If you're interested check the wiki site:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret

So...yea that's my little self help rant...hope I didn't bore anyone

"Your thoughts and your feelings now, is shaping your future."

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:: 2007 8 November :: 3.19 pm

By the way...
Ignore the opening theme music...the rest of it is GREAT!


Read more..

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:: 2007 8 November :: 2.54 pm
:: Mood: cheerful
:: Music: 300

Thoughts
Just random thoughts from a college student:

In presenting a speech I had this morning, I come to realize that audiences tend to respond more to emotional things than facts. My audience responded more to jokes and humor than concrete facts. Making my audience laugh was my strongest weapon. It proves my theory correct: Laughter can be one's best weapon.

Hm, I should probably take out the garbage shouldn't I?

You ever try to fart and blow your nose at the same time? You can't do them together can ya? It's like you'll loose COMPLETE control...and clean far more of the house than you had intended.

I need a haircut...i suddenly realize why I got rid of the long hair in the first place...so much for trying to look like a rocker.

300 is a movie for everyone. For the guys, there's 300 bad asses kicking ass and being quite cocky about it. For the women, 300 ripped guys kicking ass in underwear and capes...fun for the whole family ^_^

Rock Band's set list is quite good!

Ich Liebe Dich ;)

What am I gonna do once I get outta here?

I can finally relax (sort of) this weekend

Paprika is being shown at the Little Theater this weekend...I should go see it.

Why is the song "For Whom the Bell Tolls" stuck in my head? Oh well, it's a good song.

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