Saturday, September 20, 2003

since yesterday was Talk Like a Pirate Day I say Arr to ye matties! Shiver me timbers...

But on another note.... here is a little DYK (did you know)

Your brain is hard wired in such a way as to recognise potential matches to familiar objects, this is how optical illusions work......

But did yiu konw taht aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an
Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr
the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is
taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The
rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it
wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey
lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe. Cool eh?

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Quin's Shopping Challenge

one box of tooth picks - 200ct.
one large rubber spatula - blue
one extra large can of spam
one gallon of vanilla ice cream
one Oral-B toothbrush - hard brissle extra reach
one can of extra hot salsa
one black Sharpie - large
one body pillow - extra soft
one box of polaroid film
one box of standard foodcoloring - red, blue, yellow

The "Time Travel" Write about what you were probably doing on this day ten years ago. *

10 years ago, I was a freshman in highschool (wow, has it really been that long ago?!?!)
After the whole mess of changing my counselor to Mr. Handlesman and tryouts for the Monache High School Marching Band in the summer. I was looking forward to get try out this high school thing. I really wanted to get into a good college so I tried to plan accordingly taking all honors classes. So here is what my typical day went Freshman year.

1st Period - English - Mr. Hacket Kind of an odd ball teacher. Kind of long frizzy/curly hair. I remember we had newspaper reading mornings on friday. We were split into groups and each Friday one person in our group would bring dougnuts and for the entire class period we would sit and check out the current events in the most prestiegous FRESNO BEE.

2nd Period - Conceptual Phyics - Mr. Blomgren - This was by far one of the most fun/interesting classes that year. There were Freshman all the way up through Seniors in that class. Mr. B drawing his most favorite thing a chihuahua falling off a cliff, coming up with a Rub Goldberg project, tying peoples shoelaces so they couldn't walk.

3rd Period - Math - Mr. Rice - Kind of a boring math class, I can't even remember what math - might have been algebra 2... not much going on there.

4th Period - Band- Mr. Anderson - Band nerd alert! Well being in band was fun. Marching at the football games, ok well I really just danced in the stands with my red blanket and as the freshman, got away with it.

Lunch hung out with Melissa and tracking down her curent love interest.

6th Period- Spainsh - Mrs. Mendoza Hola me llamo Amanda - that and the abc's is pretty much the only thing I learned in that class - our class was bad - one person had an Englsih-to-Spanish translator on her desk during tests.

7th Period - PE - Mrs. Berryhill Learning how to play tennis, handball, volleyball or softball. Taking some off the wall quiz on the rules.

Freshman year after school, Melissa and I would walk home (usually took us about 15 minutes) and then i would be back at school from 7-9 for band practice for our field performance.
From What's on Right Now

What is on my bedroom wall right now...

All four sides of the wall have glow in the dark stars... it goes with my Hawaiian theme (makes me think I am still there laying on the beach)
Over my bed my man watches over me (ok so it is a poster of Tom Cruise from Top Gun)
Another wall with my window has some Kermit posters reminds me of my internship with The Jim Henson Company.
The other 2 walls are just stars.

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

According to We Want Your Soul
Mine is worth £41602. For your peace of mind, 17% of people have a purer soul than me.

Not sure what that is in US dollars
This cool site the Gender Genie can predict the gender of a particular site..

however it failed twice on mine.... that could also because it says it works with sampling a 500 word section, and I really don't have one....

Wanna see where I spent my 4 years of college living LeMans Hall! (and all 4 years were spent on the 2nd Floor - Rms 292, 281, 239, 234)
Check out the virtual tour Here
My 6x6x6:
six things you've never done but want to do:
1. go skydiving
2. visit Italy and Ireland
3. get married
4. swim with sharks
5. buy my dream car - BMW z3 roadster
6. win the lotto
six things you've never done and don't want to do:
1. become a vampire
2. become the dirty diaper counter
3. become a junkie
4. become a used car salesman
5. become a pole vaulter
6. become a whale
six things you've done and would rather you hadn't:
1. fallen off a stage after a band concert
2. hit a parked car
3. not even making it out of the apt. on my 23 birthday
4. losing part of my dance costume on stage and forgetting my steps
5. showing up on someones doorstep and almost demanded to see him
6. cartwheeled across stage to receive my award for H2O polo
What a great day...
first I got to watch a half hour of cartoons - The Clone Wars - since I have to approve them, they look AWESOME - They will start to air in Nov. on Cartoon Network

Then I got to sit and listen to voice casting for the dubbing of Clone Wars - it is quite interesting listening to VO actors in other languages trying to sound like Yoda

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Some fun quotes:

"Think out your plan like a woman of action. Then, act out your plan like a woman of thought."
-- Carmen Sandiego, "Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?"

"My social life is flying so low, it wouldn't be picked up on radar."
-- Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie, "JAG"

Brain: Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?
Pinky: I think so, Brain, but if they called them sad meals, kids wouldn't buy them.
-- "Pinky and the Brain"

Monday, September 15, 2003

Now I am 3 days past 24, and not feeling too much older. Give me a few more days and maybe I'll feel it.

oooo... I found a cool place that I love and miss...Camp El-O-Win
Many a good time was had here... 3 summers as a camper and 3 as a counselor.