Tuesday, May 8, 2007

We Didn't Start The Fire...

Currently listening to: We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel

Well, anyone that knows me, knows that I have a deep rooted affection for this song. I think it all started when it played on the radio when my mom and I were in the car. I must have been around 10 years old and it blew my mind. It seems as though it starts in 1949 with the year he was born and the year that Harry Truman was inaugurated. Genius. I would dissect the rest of the song, but that would take me forever... and would bore the hell out of all of you.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Jesus camp?

Currently listening to: All You Got by Tegan & Sara
Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (the British version)

So I watched a documentary last night. It was called Jesus Camp. Wow. As a non-religious person, it scared the hell out of me. I don't want to be offensive, but some people are a little overzealous and inappropriate with their religion. There. I said it.

On a lighter note, my computer is a p.o.s. About 8 of the keys don't work anymore or work once in a great while, then go back to not working. It's pretty sweet when your arrow keys don't work and you're typing, so you have to depend on the mouse for everything in your life. Lame.

I'm still obsessed with ruckus. I've downloaded a bunch of stuff from there. Apparently you can buy a subscription (also cheap) that lets you load unlimited music onto your mp3 player, given it's not an apple, seeing as how they don't let anyone do anything unless its through iTunes. Lame. In other news, I stuck a battery in my defunct mp3 player that I dropped into a puddle approximately a month ago and now it seems to work. Which kind of pisses me off because that means I didn't have to buy an ipod. I do love my shuffle though...

I cannot WAIT to come home. The countdown is on the post below this one, so if you're feeling bored, go look for it :).

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Sometimes you need the dishrag

Currently listening to: Hype by Tegan and Sara
Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Last night I stayed up until about 5:30 this morning... why? Because I was racing myself doing Sudoku. I did keep winning though. I got down to under five minutes for one puzzle. It was fantastic. Then my brain hurt and I fell asleep. That's a little bit of the Thomas side coming out in me... obsessive... I did 17 Sudoku puzzles yesterday. Now I'm getting really good, once glance at a number set and I can usually tell you whats missing, without scanning it.

Anyways, I did post this in the temporary expat, but I thought I'd post it here too. It's a website called ruckus, it serves as a free music (and movies, at a low cost) downloading site for college students. The drawbacks? You have to be a student, with a student email account and you cannot put these songs on an mp3 player or a cd. Unless you can figure out how to re-encode them, which actually shouldn't be that hard to do. The upside? It's a bunch of free music that you can listen to wherever, as long as you have your computer. There is a lot of good stuff on there, new and old. I found some good Tracy Chapman alongside Mika.

In other news, I've been having really strange dreams lately. The last two that that I had were especially weird. The first one involved me going to Cedar Point and riding a new ride there... that didn't exist. Last night's dream was some sort of fair that me & my friends from home/CMU went to... but it was in Christchurch. And people were speaking French to me & it was rather advanced French... so I didn't understand everything. Also, there was a giant ferris wheel that wasn't really a ferris wheel but a giant wheel of death. I did ride it and it felt like I was riding it, which was pretty cool, except when I felt like I was going to fall out, since my body came out from under the lap bar, so I was only holding on with my hands. I was dead set on not falling out. I wonder what would have happened if I did let go...