22nd January, 2009. 7:47 am. Creative Gift Meme
The first Seven (7) people to respond to this post will get something made by me.
This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.
- What I create will be just for you.
- It'll be done this year (2009).
- You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be a mix CD. It may be a poem. I may draw or paint something. I might bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.
- I reserve the right to make something for your kid(s) instead of you.
The catch? Oh, the catch is that you have to put this in your journal as well, if you expect me to do something for you!
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11th June, 2005. 9:47 pm. I... can't... stop...
11th June, 2005. 9:21 pm. Memes!
Theoretically, I should do a post on what's happening in my life or about that near month road trip that I just got back from, but... WHO CARES!? IT'S MEME TIME!!!
18th February, 2005. 9:41 am. Stargate
Heh, I've turned into a Stargate fanatic now...
Well, not quite so much...
I have been watching the seasons continuously (as continuous as possible with classes and all) on DVD for a week or so and just finished season 4. I'm playing an online text based strategy game based off Stargate. I'm the Tau'ri and I'm doing really good at beating down the Goa'uld, if I do say so myself. I'm looking for the Stargate d20 books as well so I can start a campaign for TGS or something. I'm just really in a Stargate mood ^_^
I don't know why I posted this when I really wanted to rant. Odd... I'll probably just go and rant somewhere else...
I need to create some more D&D characters and get my Stargate season 5 back from a friend...
5th February, 2005. 11:39 pm. Update
Finally feel like updating this bloody thing... considering the circumstances, I don't know why I am...
Just an overview of what I remember and what I feel like typing...
First, finally turned in the application form for the Japanese exchange program.
Second, due to procrastination, I got little sleep yesterday and if my alarm clock had gone off, would have gotten about as much sleep today. Unfortunately, that made me miss helping out my parents help a friend move out of his apartment and they seem to have thought that I was bailing out. Great to know even they have so little faith in me. I see myself getting little sleep tomorrow, as well...
Third, I went to a class on Synchronocity. Basically, it's a class that tells you that you should pay attention to the signs that appear in your life. Looking back, I see that I ignored many signs that caused me lots of grief. Hopefully my Wisdom score is still high enough to see future signs so I don't make the same mistakes...
Fourth, speaking of D&D mechanics, I decided to create a few different styles of fighters (my Mechanist isn't worth much but killing stuff has been much more plentiful). My DM thinks that our Centaur is too powerful. Unfortunately, every single one of those fighters I created could easily take out that Centaur. I knew the technology in Dragonstar was good, but it's much better than I thought. Magic actually isn't dominant and a single fighter could take out equally skilled but low tech fighters without breaking a sweat, like it should be...
Fifth, went to a Gamer Society potluck today and the meeting yesterday. I haven't played volleyball in... years... good fun all around.
Sixth, started working on creating a character for a Vampire campaign and a GURPS: IOU campaign. The game Evil Genius has inspired me to create an Evil Genius in the IOU campaign ^_^ By the way, IOU is the Illuminati University. You aren't cleared to know what the O stands for ^_^
Seventh, one of my Aunts died yesterday morning. At least it was natural with little or no suffering (that I know of). That makes two in the past few months and considering that's just in the portion of the family that I know exists (which is small), that's bad. Unfortunately, I doubt any of my friends will know (not one to go around telling people and they are "too busy" to take the time to know what goes on in my life), except the one who actually did read this last time, but she's not talking to me...
As for the song, it's just been stuck in my head for a while. Randomly found it on iTunes when searching for something else. Here's the lyrics anyway: http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/TKO-lyrics-Le-Tigre/3470384D6BA2203A48256F3D000ADD34
23rd December, 2004. 3:33 am. Little Girl
Sometimes I forget why I do what I do, why I put up with people and the way they treat me and yet still help them when I can, why I continue to try to be the "nice guy" and hold back the huge amount of rage I've kept all these years, why I continue to donate to others the money which I could use to help me ignore the world altogether... but sometimes I am reminded of why...
While leaving Metrocenter, I noticed there was a little girl following me out the door, so I caught it and held it open for her, her mother, and her grandmother, all of whom thanked me. While walking away from the door, I overheard the girl say, "That was nice of him." Nice of me... don't hear that much these days...
It's amazing how such a little thing could brighten up my day so much. I sincerely thank you, little one. I just hope to be able to continue doing such things for people, that the madness does not overcome me...
19th December, 2004. 11:42 am. Super Update
Finally, an update, but a bad one because I'm too lazy and too tired...
Let's see if I can remember everything that has happened...
First, I went to that Buddhist Temple I was talking about with a friend last Sunday. We were pretty much just observing that time; didn't want to screw up because we didn't know what we were doing. Very nice and interesting people. They are pacifists and vegetarians and also one of the few groups that I can actually see them practice what they preach. Unfortunately, that made me feel a bit out of place since I practice martial arts (though I am still a pacifist) and I am a virtual carnivore when it comes to eating.
Finals went decently. I did a bit better than what I thought I would, especially in Computer Science. No, I did do horrible on the final test, but... I'm not sure why I got a B in the class. I calculated everything at the end and I should have gotten a C, but I got a B instead... not that I'm complaining, but it's odd. Also, only about one-third of the class showed up to the last test. I'm not sure if it was a true final, extra credit test, or normal test. Perhaps some people didn't take it because they knew they would get an A anyway... or some knew they could get 100% on the test and still fail the class... don't know, but my GPA benefitted from it in any case.
I finally moved out of the dorm for Winter Vacation. I'll be moving back in when school starts again. For now I'm back in my parents' house with it's subpar internet connection :p
On Saturday I helped with the children again. This time we went to a local soup kitchen and baked cookies. After that, we sung Christmas carols for the people there that were being served. One of the few uplifting things I've had in a while...
Today, Sunday, I went to a different Buddhist Temple, one closer to ASU. The other one chanted a lot, this one was practically all silent meditation. Unfortunately, my body is unsuited for meditation it seems, as my back was sore, I had difficulty getting in a decent position, and my legs and back were shaking a lot... and that was only half way through. Thankfully we stood up and did some kind of walking meditation so when we walked by the exit, I bowed out and made my escape. I'll try to practice on my own or something and see if I can do it better next week.
The music... randomly selected, more or less, no lyrics.
2nd December, 2004. 11:20 am. Another Quick Update
Procrastination may have actually gotten the better of me this time. I didn't realize the amount of work that needs to be done and soon. Oh well, I'll see what I can do, I still have a chance... though it requires losing a good deal of sleep...
And damnit, bloody hiring person turned me away because I didn't have any work history to verify AFTER I had already drove 30 minutes over there and waited for 10 minutes. Took him less than a minute to turn me away. Why the hell couldn't he have told me over the phone and not waste an hour of my time!? Not to mention the time I wasn't looking for a job because I was told that I had a good chance of being hired one way or another, though I guess that is partially my fault...
Anyway... Save the Children! No, seriously, save the children! If you have a credit card or know someone who does, go to savethechildren.com and sponsor a child today. Costs less than $1 a day ($28 a month, I believe it was) and that's no big deal but it is a huge deal to that child.
The song was picked because Minimoni and children go well together (and the song has four of Hello! Project Kids in it): http://minimoni.hellominna.com/lyrics/genkijirushi.html
1st December, 2004. 10:55 am. Quick Update
Mainly writing this so people know I'm still alive.
Right now I have a huge stack of things I need to write. My new D&D character's story, his deity info, stuff for classes, stuff for friends, two public rants here, some private rants in my blog... that's all I can think of right now but I'm sure there's more.
I don't have time right now to do much of it now, anyway. But it doesn't matter because procrastination has won out again and I'm going to go back to playing Evil Genius ^_^
17th November, 2004. 8:49 pm. Weekend
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For anyone who actually reads this thing... I'm sorry :p
For the real reason for this post, if anyone is interested, the Devonshire ren fair is this weekend, the 20th and 21st of November. I'll be there for the third year as a volunteer so come and laugh at the virtual noble looking person hand people drinks at the drinks booth ^_^;
Then again... no one knows what I look like... woohoo! :D
Here's the link for the fair for those interested parties: http://www.devonshirefaire.com/
As for the song... I couldn't think of an appropriate one and I like this one. Here's the lyrics: http://www.megchan.com/lyrics/romaji/idpeaceb.html
or in English, supposedly: http://www.lyricattack.com/b/boalyrics/idpeacebenglishversionlyrics.html