Tuesday, September 30, 2008

SOS formation

So, in the light of the recent epic fail of our nation's financial system, one may find the need for something lighthearted and funny. Well, being the kind person I am, I shall help you in your time of need. I do what I can ^.^ Check these out for a few laughs:

>How to Tick off People: My personal favorite is number 11, in accordance to prophesy

>An answer to the question of the existence of Santa, according to an engineer: Basically because we engineers [I will always be an engineer] have nothing better to do with our time...

>Making Music w/ John Mayer: funny...or die.

>Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates "New Family" Experiment: This made me like both of these guys exponentially more.

Frisbee Wisdom 7

Sunday, September 28, 2008

cold genius

This Week I recommend:

>reconnecting: That is with past passions. Lucky for me, my main one is/was robotics and I'll never have to give it up because there is always something that can be done involving it. This revelation was brought into focus this past weekend when I volunteered at an off-season FIRST robotics competition. Seeing as I've been involved some form of robotics since 6th grade and intend to stay involved for the rest of my life, it was enlightening to be brought back into it after a relatively long break and see that it will always be as thrilling as it was back in middle school. We should never forget what we loved doing when we were younger in our old [ha] age.

>cold fronts: For most people, these indicate extreme cold spells, a need for floor length coats and possibly utilizing basic chemistry principles to defrost a driveway. For us Floridians, it means we get a taste of autumn weather for a few days - autumn weather meaning less water in the air than in the nearby canals for once, a breeze strong enough to mess up a game of ultimate frisbee, and possibly wearing a shirt over the usual tank top of choice. It may be temporary, but I'll take it :)

>iTunes Genius: At the risk of sounding like a sales pitch, this new feature of iTunes is really good at connecting songs in your library to each other. Think Pandora, but without the rating/elimination feature and with songs you already own. It doesn't have stuff for everything yet [how could it not have anything for 'Pardon Me' by Incubus?!] but you can update your Genius information and it will do its best. There's also a sidebar you can open and it will show you songs in the iTunes store you can buy for 'perfect' playlists, but those aren't free, so don't worry about it. =P

This week I don't recommend:
>procrastination: especially in important things like homework, studying, laundry, and cleaning your room. I meant to write more about this but...

Hmm, I can't think of anything else I don't recommend at the moment. Looks like it was a good week.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008


This week I Recommend:

> Volunteering - Its fun, it makes you feel good about yourself, and sometimes you get awesome balloon art and free pizza [see below]...
> Paying Attention in Class - which I am CLEARLY not doing at the moment [though its Intro to C Programming, so it doesn't count], but I hear it helps with one's grade, so I recommend it =)

This week I don't Recommend:

> Getting Sick - Being sick is no fun, but at least you know your sick. Being in that limbo beforehand where you-could-be-getting-sick-but-if-your-fast-enough-you-could-save-yourself-but-your-a-poor-college-kid-who-can't-afford-drugs-so-you-probably-won't-be-able-to is even less fun. Also, run-on sentences. And random statements that make no sense.
> Pizza Overload - Pizza is good, pizza is great, Domino's pizza 4 days in a row will make you gain fat. [Rhyming is for pansies - just kidding ^.^]

Funny Teacher Quote of the Moment: "Its a beautiful piece of code." - Prof. Lobo, Intro to C Programming

Friday, September 19, 2008


Argh, mateys. Today be Talk Like a Pirate Day. Best be talkin' the talk, or ye may just take a good ol' trip off the plank. [The previous statement is supposed to be in pirate speak - I swear I knows English! =P]

Anyway, September 19 is the annual Talk Like a Pirate Day. I have no idea when it started and what its supposed to commemorate, but its definitely alot of fun. Here is a pic of my all time favorite pirate.

Ahh, any reason to post a picture of Captain Jack Sparrow is a good enough reason for me. He's followed closely by Calico Jack and Napster.

Even Google got in on it.


Arggh, back to me station - aka my non-pirate centered life.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008


This week I Recommend:
> Rock Band 2: its just like Rock Band 1, but it has new [awesome] music and is lots of fun to play with friends until 6am in the morning =D

>The Count Censored. Seriously, I almost passed out laughing when I watched this. This was actually aired with the actual G-rated word used, but you know some scriptwriter somewhere had a lot of fun writing this segment =P

This Week I Don't Recommend
> Smoking: its never a good idea, so I still wonder why people even start...

> Tests: particularly 3 in one week, 3 days in a row... never a good time.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Frisbee Wisdom 1

Ok, so while I was at ultimate frisbee practice last week, I noticed that all of the official UCF frisbees had quotes on the back of them. Anyone who knows me well - or is observant, since I also have them in this blog and such - knows how much I love great quotes. So [of course] I took pics of all of them [on my phone's camera] and will be sharing them through this blog on Tuesdays and Thursdays [aka, the days I have frisbee] until I run out of quotes ^.^

Monday, September 08, 2008


I have always wondered how the word "tomfoolery" came into existence. I can only assume is has something to do with the saying 'don't be a foolish Tom,' but I could be wrong. However, can you imagine the foolishness said Tom must have done to be forever known as Foolish Tom and to spawn his own insult? It must have been epic...

Anyway, I am now starting week 3 of my sophomore year of college. The word "sophomore" is Latin and literally translates to 'wise fool' - one of those oxymoronic statements that makes me chuckle. I never understood why this particular word was chosen to represent someone in their second year of study/play/employment, but if I figure it out this year, I'll be sure to share...

So far this semester:

>Classes have been classes. I'm taking Bio1, Chem2, Physics2, and Intro to CProgramming. Their going to pick up and its going to suck, but their okay at the moment...

>Football! We played SC State two weeks ago [won 17-0] and USF this past Saturday [it was a realllly good game, though we ended up losing in overtime 24-31]. Tailgated for the first time for the USF game and had a great time, despite losing my camera [*if only there were an emoticon to represent extreme sadness...*] during the game, most likely to Zombie Nation [its a Knight thing...]

>Ultimate Frisbee?! So, I somehow managed to join the newly formed Women's Ultimate Frisbee team? I'm not very good, but I can only get better, right? Right?

So yeah. New semester, new classes, new people, new room [but same awesome roommates/coolest people ever], and new outlook on life? TBD...