Monday, June 23, 2008

"How cool is that! So I went to your room and I read your diary."

I have to go do my last assignment paper thing for Student Development by midnight, which is in two hours. So. This is my awesome friend Josh at the Comedy Barn in either Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. I don't know which one. Ok, google says Pigeon Forge. From when our class was on senior trip in May. We were the only people from up north in the entire audience. He's the one with the red shirt. When the guy was looking for volunteers, we all yelled and pointed at him. He didn't know that he'd screwed up until he came back to sit down and we told him; he was confused as to why everybody was laughing so hard and was like, "I didn't think I was that funny. Also, he hop/jumps around funny because he'd never learned how to skip. We gave him lessons that night. Haha. When we rewatched it back at the cabin that night, someone noticed what he'd done at 8:44, and we died laughing.

Saturday, June 21, 2008


I just texted Josh: Is the bonfire still happening And he replied: Soothing like tibet lol lolwut?

Coincidence? I think not.

"Eleven plus two" anagrams to "twelve plus one." To be or not to be: that is the question, whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. = In one of the Bard's best-thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten. The comedian Steve Carell in "Get Smart" = That menial secret agent solved crime. John Green's favorite: Britney Spears = Presbyterians. Ones I just figured out: *Stephen Tyrone Colbert = Reports be contently "Eh"; Yon Report thence blest; He bottles corny repent; Boy entrenches plotter; He protects noble entry. *Steve Carell = Clever tales. *Jonathan Stewart = A Jew that rants on. Haha. My favorite. Also, my name anagrams to "all inner bravery" which sounds profound but actually doesn't make sense.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Celebrate good times. Come on!

Went to Stephanie's graduation party today. Ate food and talked to Heather and TJ and Mandy and Stephanie and other people. They had something like a fondue fountain, only it was for the punch. It was awesome. My dad and sister are camping somewhere with my cousins and aunt. Or maybe two of my aunts. I don't know. So it is just me and my mom and it is quiet and I love it. When we got home, I spread new tire mulch all upons our swing-set/playground/whatever area in the backyard. And then I came inside and on the ol' tubes and downloaded about 50 Dial-A-Song tracks from a stupid website that only let me listen to them, so I had to go into IE settings and look at all the temp files and sort through them to find the mp3s. But still. Yay. I have the best desktop background EVAR. I am so totally in love with it.

It's four in the morning. I should be in bed.

So, apparently Mo Rocca is doing all this stuff for Bank of America, which is strange and wonderful. The videos aren't really funny. And actually, Mo's not that funny in general. I read his book, All the Presidents' Pets, and it wasn't funny. It was one of the lamest books I've read; what was supposed to be satire (I guess) overall just fell flat, like the jokes were trying too hard to be funny. But there was one line that made me die laughing, something about hamsters eating each other. Most of his mannerisms are kinda off-putting to me, and I don't know why I even like him. But I do, and he is somehow AWESOME. Vintage Daily Show! Bo Rocca undercover! Love the mustache and toenail painting.

I stay up too late.

Muxtape is a pretty cool site for what it is. I like the simplicity and the randomness of discovery of awesome. And I made a mix. Or mux? I don't care. Songs! Just random favorite up-tempo fast beat ones. And I tried so hard to find 12 different artists, but I failed. So there are only 11 different bands. And two songs are by The Aquabats because they were both too awesome to leave out. Now I must go back to watching tv because Steve Carell should be on Kimmel soon. OR RIGHT NOW. *runs* ETA: major LOLZ @ James Lipton on Conan dancing around with those finger cymbals and slinky dress and shawl! That was amazing.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan feels responsible for Americans not understanding what's going on in Iraq and Afghanistan This is a great interview, I'm really glad Jon took the serious route instead of making this into just comedy or stupid triviality. What Lara said is something I've been thinking about lately, how we've become numb to news of the war, that we don't realize what's actually going on, the graveness of it, its importance, that because it's not immediate and we can't directly see its effects... we don't care. Only when things hit "close to home" do we actually band together, become interested, think it's a big deal. But stuff much worse than what America's ever seen is going on in other countries all the time... but we don't care, because it's not us. It's a sad thought. "But zomg!!!! Didn't you hear?! Fox News called Obama's wife his baby mama!!! Oh, what were Obama and Clinton talking about!? We shall stake out houses and do investigations and be so excited to tell you that we now know they were sitting in comfortable chairs and were served water!" Good gracious, our priorities are SCREWED UP.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Elephant Town

Here is the video for today. It's already Tuesday, but who cares. "Song on the Uke by Tia Kelley, age 3 - her own composition." It's so beautiful and touching. XD And amazing. Even moreso because three people have done their own cover versions. My favorite: Quartet: Another guy:

Monday, June 16, 2008

Isn't this awesome looking?" style="padding:4px;border:1px solid #ddd" > I love this website! I stole it from John Hodgman who stole it from Jonathan Coulton. It's a word cloud for the paper I did on the band. You just paste text in, and then you can mess with the layout and colors. They're so cool. I printed out the clouds for the Monikers page on And Linnell's page and Flansburgh's. I'm going to frame them or something. Oh! Oh! A giant mural or wallpaper. That would be sweet.

Hey now everybody now hey now everybody hey now everybody now.

Last night, for like three hours, I tried to compact my tags, like making all the "videos" and "video" into "video", and stuff like that. LJ need a better system for doing this. It drove me crazy. Now I'm pretty much finished, and I made sure all my entries had tags. It's interesting to see which I've used the most. they might be giants - 57 school - 38 hugh laurie - 38 awesome - 37 john linnell - 30 church - 27 the office - 23 late night tv - 23 kara - 23 sam - 23 tj - 22 john flansburgh - 22 house - 21 bob - 19 My favorite tag is "eggs" which is extremely random, but I've used it 9 times. For my online student development class, we had to take a personality type quiz, and it was pretty in-depth, over 70 questions long: Click to view my Personality Profile page I think from now on, once a week, on Mondays, I shall post an interesting/funny/cool/weird video. Or any time I find a video I like. Mostly because I'm bored, and partly so I will actually be updating this journal. Which I've kind of been neglecting to do since last year.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Oh no, no. I never go to work.

I completely redid my journal layout and stuff. Do you like it? I'm going to bed.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Plus two. Hundred!

Also, TJ's graduation party was today. Most of the stuff was supposed to be outside, but it started raining like crazy... huge bolts of lightning... so everyone went inside. There was a potato pancake vendor-type-station-thing there, like you'd see at the fair, only it was sitting in his backyard. Really good funnel cake-style food. Kara and I played carpetball in the basement. And I talked to people. And then we left, and then we went to Wal Mart, and then I stayed in the van, and then I listened to The Aquabats who are some kind of awesome music freaks. They are to music as The Munsters is to family sitcoms. And as Space Ghost Coast to Coast is to talk shows. I had a lot of time to think of these. I was really bored.

Go ahead! Ding-dong! Oh, who could that be? Clunk clunk clunk clunk clunk. Ohoho! Hey! How adorable!

Today (technically yesterday, by like 45 minutes) is/was Rivers Cuomo's birthday. Whoah. But he's not turning 49; he's 38. Wheee. I LOVE right now. They've got full episodes of The Daily Show and Colbert Report in pretty darn good quality fullscreen-able video! I'll be watching every episode now, hopefully. The way they had it before with the clips and switching between them was too much work. But this is awesome. And Steve Carell's going to be on The Daily Show!! Wednesday! Yeeeeeeaaaayyy! EPICness fo sho. Do Jon and Stephen do tosses on Wednesdays? I hope so. Or, even better, if Steve were on TCR. Because I wanna see Even Stephven reuniting into a team. An unstoppable team that competed against other teams. They were the best. Proof:

Thursday, June 12, 2008

"O HAI GUYZ! IT'S MAH BURFDAY!" - John Linnell

Mistah Linnell is 49 today. Flansburgh is a mischievous young lad AND! Lieutenant The Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh/Mr. Frederick Little/Policeman who does not like John Goodman's face/Tony Murchison/Bertram Wilberforce Wooster's 49th birthday was yesterday. I did not realize until a few hours ago that they are only one day different in age. How spectacular!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Clang clang clang went the trolley, ding ding ding went the bell.

I don't know where the subject line came from; it was the first thing that popped into my mind. I mean, I know where it came from: some Judy Garland song thing. Don't know why I thought of it. Um... I'm graduated. Yay. I was so freaking nervous the whole ceremony until and during my speech. But I didn't screw up, and people kept telling me how well I did, so I'm extremely happy and relieved about that. I thought, we all thought, that we were going to be crying, sobbing losers, but none of us were. Not even a tiny bit. Kristin's speech was really good, and TJ's song/guitar playing was nice and pretty and stuff. And everything went well. And it all seemed really anticlimatic to me. And today, I didn't go to bed until five in the morning, and I didn't wake up until three in the afternoon, which really sucked. I love staying up late, but I wish I would wake up at like nine or ten or something instead of wasting the whole day. Went to Kristen's graduation party today. Pretty fun. Really good food. Some kind of beef-like stuff tasted like beef jerky and was amazing. And...that's all. My personality type: the analytical thinker I am an analytical thinker. When we took something similar to this in school, I was an amiable-type.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Ok wow.

So, I graduate this Friday. This is extremely weird and incomprehensible. School is over. No more school ever. I will never ever have a class with the people I've been with for thirteen years again. OH MAN YOU GUYS, I HAVE TO GIVE A FRICKIN' SPEECH. I've written it and everything, and the speech itself is a-ok. BUT I HAVE TO GIVE IT. To people. A lot of them. I do not like these valedictory duties. "Valedictory duties" is an awesome phrase, and people should use it more in everyday conversation. I'm nervous. I don't like speaking in general, let alone in front of people. Oh well. And then come the barrage of graduation parties. This will be fun. I am excited about this. I love the parties. Except for the I-most-likely-will-almost-never-see-you-again-ness of them. Change sucks.