I had a job interview at the Dayton Daily News today. Cross your fingers for me, will you folks? Scoring this job would lift quite a weight from my shoulders.
I got my eight page paper back from my Dickinson/Whitman class today: a nice solid A! The professor even used my paper as an example to the class, taking an hour to read it through and explain each and every comment/correction. …Not bad for a paper I did in the 9 hours before it was due. (My first thesis flopped when my research didn’t pan out. I had to improvise at the last minute.)
Looks like I’ll graduate on a high note. I doubt much could prevent me from getting an A in both my classes this quarter.
In other news, animal crackers still rock.
Click for cute red fox.
Click for whiny wolves tusseling.
The gathering at my place went well. Bastian lobbed water balloons at Mystee, Kamilya and me as we did our best to drown each other with enormous squirt guns.
I also showed off the Oozinator, which was met with exactly the kind of incredulous disgust it deserves. (What’s interesting though is that though the canister of ‘bio-ooze’ that ships with the Oozinator itself is semen-white, the additional canisters you purchase separately are clear, a bit less obscene.
Soltris joined us as things were winding down, but Kamilya was happy to hit him with a one-second burst from this, which made up for nearly all the soaking he missed earlier. :KD
I grilled hotdogs (first time I’ve grilled anything, and aside from one Anakin-dog, it worked out okay) and we enjoyed a nice meal out in the sun.
Mystee and Bastian had brought along the card games Guillotine and Fluxx, so we played those until it was time for all to depart.
On an unrelated note, a pickup truck hit a cow about forty feet from our house today. A good Samaritan had stopped to flag people down and prevent the wandering cow from getting hit. The pickup ignored the man, hit the cow, and the flying cow hit the good Samaritan, breaking his arm.
While hunting around online I stumbled across a mp3 of Mitch Hedberg doing standup. First I’d ever heard of him.
“Tennis, discourages me. No matter how good I get at tennis, I’ll never be as good as a wall. I played against one once; those guys are relentless!”
“In England, Smokey is not the fire-prevention representative, they have Smackey, the frog. I think that’s a better system, I think we should adopt it! ‘Cuz bears can be mean! But frogs are always cool. Never was a frog hoppin’ towards me, and I thought, ‘Man, I better play dead! Here comes that frog.’ I’ve never said ‘here comes that frog’ in a nervous manner. It’s always, like, optimistic. Here comes that frog! Alright! Maybe he will settle near me, and I can pet him, and put him in a mayonnaise jar. With a stick, and a leaf.”
Thankee for the well wishes, offer, and I-totally-would’ve-dude-if-you’d-remembered-to-ask-four-months-ago notes. :K) Wolfgang’s going to let me join his pack for the con, it sounds like, so that’ll be great. If anyone gets an opening they need to fill though, let me know about it.
Okay, miniguns. Many of us are familiar with ’em, and wish we had one mounted in our trunk with a remote trigger. (…Or is that just me?)
Okay, so, there’s an Airsoft version now. That’s kinda cool, right? Now, I have something for you, but you must follow the following procedure exactly.
1. Watch this video immediately. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DMOn53UCRk
3. Laugh your ass off.
While we’re on the subject of Youtube anyways,
All the Rocky Movies in 5 seconds – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRjEp6vsOzQ
(A lot of these are good, but my favorite has to be The Empire Strikes Back in five seconds.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShwjXHhGb9g
Really neat CG of WWII giant robots, NaziBot vs. U.S. Armybot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqEpMltv02k
‘Code Monkey’ music video, for all you helpdesk warriors and code junkies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqTaqVi9J8k
And…yeah, there’s a WoW version too. x,x http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4Wy7gRGgeA&mode=related&search= But it’s rather creative in places.