Tuesday, January 29, 2008

robot vs. puppy

Personally, I'd declare a rematch :)

Monday, January 28, 2008

January 28

January 28 is a very significant day.

Today is the 22nd Anniversary of the Challenger Shuttle Disaster.


May the seven astronauts rest in peace.

On a lighter note, today is also the 50th Anniversary of the Lego Brick, one of the coolest inventions EVER, in my humble opinion.


So yeah. Always remember to keep January 28 in mind.

Friday, January 25, 2008

e is for eighteen

Wow, what a busybusybusy week and a half. Ok, let's see what's happened:

Wednesday, January 16 was the Honors College Connect Four Challenge Boardgame Night - aka the first event run by myself as head of academic affairs. It went well, if I do say so myself, and will hopefully become a semi-annual academic event. Then a bunch of us went to the free screening of Across the Universe at the Student Union, which was fun.

Thursday, January 17 was the Foo Fighters concert at the Amway Arena, which I attended with Kristy, Concert Buddy Robert, and Michelle. Against Me and Jimmy Eat World also played and it was an awesome concert, especially since an acoustic stage lowered from the ceiling right in front of where we were sitting :)

Last weekend was Martin Luther King weekend [aka a 3 day weekend] - and included an eclectic mix of everything from rockclimbing to a quasi-toga party to 2AM encounters with drunkfolk to lots of chilling at Starbucks to Rock Band parties to 40 degree weather camping trips to sleeping in to becoming a girlfriend to being very happy :) Very, very busy weekend.

Tuesday was equivalent to the Monday of a normal week and henceforth existed, but that's about it. Though we learned basic tango in ballroom dancing which was amazing ^.^

Wednesday I turned eighteen. It hasn't set in yet, but then again, I have yet to do anything that I can now do that I could not at seventeen, so yeah. My roommates and friends surprised me by taking me to the Kobe Japanese Hibachi Restaurant for dinner, then by having cake/ice cream/cookie cake/ice cream sandwiches/gifts at 11:30 pm. It was awesomely planned and they were quite convincing with their intent to "celebrate on the weekend" and "being too tired to do anything that night" and the sudden need to go to Publix =). I will never forget my 18th birthday <3

Yesterday was a day - hmmm, there's something about these Tuesday/Thursdays...

Today is going well so far, and I am really looking forward to the weekend. Basically, life is great :D

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

WikiHow Goodness

So, I have long been a fan of Wikipedia, so the fact that I am starting to greatly enjoy WikiHow.com should be no surprise to me. If you are ever bored - and had enough of freerice.com, stop by Wiki How and learn how to do things like:

>Be a Good Dude
>Avoid Hell
>Make a Lego Dog
>Freak people out
>Dip - and not the dancing variety...now you know you want to know what I'm talking about :D

and my all time favorite:

>Document a Lake Monster

I think I may now be able to track down the Lake Claire Monster, now that WikiHow has shown me the way! *super excited face, complete with thumbs up*

yeah, yeah, i'm going to bed. :)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

not dead yet

This is by far one of the best - and most effective - ads I have seen on television in a long time. Note, there is no sound at all, so when your watching TV and all of a sudden this come on, it definitely gets your attention.

I think I may just go get myself some new sneakers now :)


I like sitting in the first row in class - or as close to it as possible.
I like compliments - giving and receiving them.
I overuse the words cool, awesome, amazing, and weird.
I like planning things - parties, trips, anything detail-oriented.
I like robots and anything robotics related.
I love my friends - probably more than they'll ever realize - and would do anything, except eat pickles, for them.
I love music and finding new music is always a good thing.
I smile and laugh a lot.
I like stupid jokes and life's little ironies.
I love giving and getting notes/letters/random surprises.
I like treasure/treasure hunts/scavenger hunts/clues/prizes. :)
I like using sideways smileys. :)
I like dressing up - whether in business attire or costume, it's all good.
I like photographs, especially black and white ones.
I take a lot of pictures and usually have my camera with me.
I like learning new things and am easily fascinated.
I always fear not being good enough - and that the people I care about will realize they don't want me around anymore and leave me alone.
I like decorating my walls and can rarely walk away from a poster sale without something.
I like random acts of kindness and doing things 'just because.'
I like when people tell me the truth and not what they think I want to hear.
I try to live with no regrets.
I like sarcastic humor - unless I'm trying to be serious. Then it just pisses me off.
I like to cook.
I believe everything happens for a reason.
I like writing on my hands - a notepad I can never lose!
I believe in karma - and Newton's 3rd law :D
I need to go to bed - now. <3

Monday, January 07, 2008

lisp has an s

My iGoogle 'Things to Ponder' module currently contains the statement, "Whose cruel idea was it for the word lisp to have an s in it? " I laugh at the irony. This and the fact that abbreviation is such a long word has always been chuckle-worthy to me.

Anyway, spring semester 2008 officially started today. I guess I can't really say much about classes until I've completed the week, but I do like [for the moment at least] being back in class. I guess there's nothing really to talk about right now - or rather, that I want to talk about right now. Other than the fact that the new Foo Fighters album [Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace] is amazing. Besides the obvious fave The Pretender, I really like Let It Die, Stranger Things Have Happened and Erase/Replace. Go listen to it now :)

Dear Melissa

You suck.

    Melissa :)

Thursday, January 03, 2008

diving in headfirst

Winter break is almost over :( That is never a good feeling, no matter how old one gets. Christmas was enjoyable and spending time with the family is always an experience.

The road trip to Memphis for the Liberty Bowl with my friends was amazing; even though we lost the game [it was tied 3-3 until the last 1:57 minutes, when Mississippi State scored a touchdown >.>], it was an amazing experience, that could only possibly be beat by another road trip :) Oh yeah, want to see how amazing my friends are? Go to this link and check out picture #8 - Robert, Joe, and Andrew did this for most of the game - in mid-30 degree weather. Love you guys!

New Year's was fun. I was at UCF with the friends and we just had a chill night at the dorm. After spending a day in West Palm with said friends, I am now home - and wide awake at 3 am. yay for 2 hour naps in the afternoon that mess up your already precarious sleep schedule!

Classes resume next Monday. I've been trying to push it to the back of my head, but it's getting to the point where to do so would be stupid. Hence, I am ready to jump back into business. This semester is going to be very busy: 17 credit hours, Honors Congress officer position, IM soccer, work, and socializing to not go insane. Oh well, I like it best that way, so cheers to that.

Another year has come and gone; this year is bound to be...interesting.

2007 in Review

2007: a busy, busy year

January: 17th Birthday and party

February: Accepted to UCF, UF, and Georgia Tech

March: FIRST Robotics Competition @ UCF (Regional Winners!); FIRST Robotics Competition @ Palmetto (amazing trip - Regional finalists, 1st seeded team); SECME Competition (2nd place Brain Bowl, 2nd Place overall!)

April: Spring break in Jamaica (interesting, as always); FIRST Championship Event in Atlanta; MAO States; Plywood Regatta

May: AP Exams; Silver Knight Awards Ceremony; Senior Prom; High School Graduation

June: UCF Orientation

July: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie [HP5]; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book [HP7]

August: Started college at the University of Central Florida; Superbad, Eclipse book [Twilight 3]

September: Inaugural Brighthouse Networks Stadium football game, Honors Congress Publications Committee member; Monochrome party

October: Halloween party; Bodies Exhibit; 2007 Homecoming week!

November: 2007 Homecoming Week cont.; 1st trip to Tallahassee; Provost Symposium; BHC Distinguished Member dinner; Elected Honors Congress Director of Academic Affairs; 1st IM Soccer Game [we won!]; BHC Formal

December: C-USA Championship Football Game [we won!]; 2nd trip to Tallahassee; Roadtrip to Memphis for the Liberty Bowl Game [we lost, but it was awesome anyway]

So yeah, that was 2007. Busy year, what can I say? Bring it on, 2008!