Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Wow it's been a while....8 months? yeah....

Anyways, here's a good article I just read that is FULL of proof that people are stupid: if I was a Mayan and kept getting asked about the end of the world... I'd probably flip a shit. And if there are things indicating dates after December 21, 2012 that can be found in Mayan inscriptions... I guess the problem here is that people hear something they don't understand and don't get all of the information (if barely any at ALL) and just kinda go crazy from there.

Case in point:
The 13th Baktun of the Mayan Calendar ends on December 21, 2012.

The end of the Mayan calendar!



I am going to die.

This train of thought is vaguely... pathetic. I think I'm missing some steps but who cares.

And on that note... I wonder what kind of crazy shit will go down the week before this happens if there are people actually writing to religion institutes worried that they won't live to see their children grow up. I was going to make some crack about this and some possible comedic scenarios, until I realized how many people will probably kill themselves... possibly en mass... possibly taking their "fate into their own hands" and mercy killing their children.

Oh my god.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Back to the ORIGINAL INTENTION!!! (and then some)

Right. Back to the End of the World. (I got a little side-tracked...)

For Christmas, I was given this book:Yay. How exciting.

...I've read the intro and the first article.
Woah! don't get me wrong, it's very interesting...I just don't have the attention span for this shit right now.

The first article is "Choice Point 2012: Our Date with the Window of Emergence" by Gregg Braden. He talks about the Mayan Calendar....and the Earth's Magnetism. Okay, seriously? The part about a magnetic polar reversal and the importance of magnetism's influence on human actions and mindset is AWESOME. It's a very well argued case (it kinda actually makes sense....shocking, I know).

The second article...(yeah, actually I read 2 articles...I forgot...it's been a while....) is "A Singularity in Time" by Peter Russell, which obviously deals with singularity. And Russell mentions Ray Kurzweil by name....and HE is a COMPLETE nut. I actually have to read The Age of Spiritual Machines for class this semester...oh gosh... anyways...Singularity is the idea that things are speeding up, like, technological advances (how computing power doubles every 18 months or so) you know what? I don't feel like trying to explain Singularity right now...go look it up if you want to know. This article is interesting too...it's just...less inspiring than Braden's essay.

I looked them up and both of these guys are weirdos...with bad websites (ugly) and bad hair...at least Russell seems to cut his though...and it doesn't extend like 6 inches from his head....

Okay, I'm done being mean...hmmm.....what else can I say?


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Skim A Little Off the Top

So... to honor (and by honor I mean forget) about the fact that I went back to school today (despite the fact that I've been waiting for it to start so that I could actually have something to do) I'll reminisce. About being like....6.

I'm sure everyone has KEY-EPISODES: those episodes that define a show, or that you think of when you think of a show. Episodes that you remember that epitomize whatever show. Well, I have these at least. Like whenever I think of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood I think of the crayon factory one.

However, there is no crayon factory episode. It's a Sesame Street segment:

And this makes me sad. Very sad. And leads me to wonder about the validity of my childhood. How do I know it really happened?! Noooo! What if my childhood memories aren't real!? Like when I saw the Easter Bunny in my room that one year...

Right. So...For Reading Rainbow I always think of the Milk episode:
...right, so I can't find a video...wonderful. Well, the episode title is "The Milk Makers" and they visited a farm, learned how to milk a cow by hand....showed a modern day milking barn, and then took a tour of a cheese processing factory. It's awesome. I love it. Here's the original RR theme for you instead:


I miss the tv shows from my childhood. Kids programming sucks now. It makes me sad.

(The post title comes from the cheese-making part of that episode....when I couldn't find a clip I couldn't bring myself to change the title.)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Let's take a spinning class....oh you meant...riiiight....

So I just found out what people mean when they tell you to signup for a spinning class. See, I'm pretty crafty, so when I hear this I think spinning as in making yarn or thread with a spindle and a spinning wheel. You know, like Sleeping Beauty and stuff (no you stupid bitch! don't!!!)

Apparently no. That's not spinning. Spinning is riding one of those exercise bikes with a big group of people
(why is the image of the road behind them? how is that motivational?)

....somehow, I find this lacking. A LOT. I'm waiting for the day when someone I know wants to take one with me (with my peeps....unlikely) so I can sign us up for...not what they're expecting. It would be amazingly funny. To me at least.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I despise sweatpants.

I know, I know. They're so 'comfortable' and 'warm'...well, they make you look like a slob. I don't care if you wear them to the gym, while you're exercising, if you're in your own home and I can't see you.....but sweatpants are not a fashion statement, they are just you being lazy.

I don't even know why they piss me off so much....I have one pair that I wear to bed sometimes. That's it. Maybe the problem is that I'm the type of person who doesn't like to sit around in pajamas either...I kinda need to change into clothes as soon as possible after getting up. I need to feel as if I'm dressed...this seems very OCD now that I'm writing about it....uh....

What's the most horrifying though is this scenario: You (me. obviously me.) are standing in line at the grocery store....and you suddenly realized that the teenage daughter and her mother standing in front of you....are wearing matching victoria's secret "pink" sweatsuits. with uugs of course. with rindstone emblazenings across the ass-region for added effect. KILL. ME. (they looked the same!!! the same!!! except that the mother was like in her forties and not as fit and it's disTURBing!!!)

What bothers me the most is this: my parents (my dad) give me no amount of crap about the way I dress....yeeeeeeahhhh....have you taken a look at my peers lately? yeah, I hadn't thought so...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

So that last post didn't have a title.....damn

Ahahahah...naw, forget that, i just went and bombed a japanese final, I don't want to talk about finals....so instead, Cirque du Soleil! (My reasoning is GREAT. Shutup.)

I'm currently, actually at the same time I'm typing this, randomly doing a whole lot of research on all the Cirque shows on right now...(KAZOO...oh, wait, I mean KOOZA is in DC right now....there is not a snowman's chance in hell that i could get tickets for it. Awwww maaaan.) I went to see Varekai when it was in town a few years back, and let me tell you, it was freakin' amazing. If there's one thing you should go see sometime during your life, forget the Yankees, forget the Harlem Globetrotters, forget CATS (haha) or whatever the hell you think is so amazing that you will not have truly lived without seeing it live: GO AND SEE CIRQUE DU SOLEIL!!!
(well, someone's pleased with themselves...this is the Russian Swings in Varekai)
(and this is the WHEEL OF DEATH in KA)

I'm not shitting you. Cirque was probably one of the most awe-inspiring things I have EVER SEEN. It was beautiful, and stunning, and mind-blowing, and the music was ridiculously loud (you leave and suddenly realize that you seem to have had an axe smashed into your brain sometime during the show, but you didn't notice cause of the sheer awesomeness of Cirque...) and all of the performers are incredibly hot....I meant to type fit I swear (well...you can't really see most of their faces through all the face paint so actually...). Wait, fit? I meant COMPLETELY RIPPED. Which isn't really surprising considering what they're doing all day for your entertainment...

..And everything is ridiculously expensive, not even thinking about how much the tickets cost...

I got totally off topic. Here's what I was meaning to write about: Does anyone remember those shows they used to have on some channel...it was probably like, Discovery or Bravo or something (okay....those two aren't linked at all...uh...I'm not going to lie, I had no idea and went and looked it up on wikipedia...the show was on Bravo.) that were like, behind the scenes looks at the training and the people who actually perform Cirque? I miss them, they were awesome and my dad and I would spend hours just sitting there and watching them whenever they had a marathon...yeah...that's about all I've got.