Today I woke up and my country's government was shut down. Just like it was yesterday. And just like it has been for the past couple years. Honestly, in terms of budgets the United States government has been as good as shut down for awhile. There hasn't been a federal budget passed since 2009. When it comes to this whole budget crap, the feud between the two sides has been really painful to observe. I think I'd rather watch some bad Frankie Avalon beach movie than this.
Besides, we all know the "government shutdown" term is a bit more dramatic than what is actually happening. We aren't about to plunge into anarchy because the government hasn't really shut down. Instead, the museums and the national parks we actually use and enjoy are shut down. Thanks a lot guys!
By the way, does anybody else find it ironic that the google doodle (in the US) commemorates Yosemite (national) Park the day it is shut down?
Well it's late August right now. For most of us that's probably not good: either school is starting or at the very least the nice weather is coming to a close. For high school seniors (in America anyway) however it gets worse. If you are a high school senior you have the added stress of college applications. I don't know how many of you have gone through that stage of life, but I can tell you it is tough. With all of the college applications comes the worst part: the college essay. Most college students strangely try to make themselves look like an Eagle Scout who also is an Olympic athlete and spends their summers treating sick kids in Indian slums. Well here is an actual college essay that pokes fun at that. It was written in 1990 by Hugh Gallagher, a high school senior in Pennsylvania. It is probably the best college essay ever written; I am sure he got into every college/university he applied to. Some of you might have seen it before but you'll still have a good time reading it again.
I hope this provides some inspiration for those who are currently trying to write a college essay.
Was pretty bored so I went to the Runescape bestiary and found this.
Poor guy. Totally forgotten by Jagex. Hasn't received a graphics update in 10 years :lol:
He's the person you need to kill in the Fisher King Quest by the way.
And the Lord spoke to Noah and said: "In six months I’m going to make it rain until the whole earth is covered with water and all the evil people are destroyed. But I want to save a few good people, and two of every kind of living thing on the planet. I am ordering you to build Me an Ark." And in a flash of lightning He delivered the specifications for an Ark.
"OK," said Noah, trembling in fear and fumbling with the blueprints.
"Six months, and it starts to rain," thundered the Lord. "You’d better have the Ark completed, or learn how to swim for a very long time."
And six months passed. The skies began to cloud up and rain began to fall. The Lord saw that Noah was sitting in his front yard, weeping. And there was no Ark.
"Noah," shouted the Lord, "where is My Ark?"
A lightning bolt crashed into the ground next to Noah. "Lord, please forgive me!" begged Noah. "I did my best. But there were big problems. First I had to get a building permit for the Ark construction project, and your plans didn’t meet code. So I had to hire an engineer to redraw the plans. Then I got into a big fight over whether or not the Ark needed a fire sprinkler system. My neighbors objected claiming I was violating zoning by building the Ark in my front yard, so I had to get a variance from the city planning commission..
Then I had a big problem getting enough wood for the Ark because there was a ban on cutting trees to save the Spotted Owl. I had to convince U.S. Fish and Wildlife that I needed the wood to save the owls. But they wouldn’t let me catch any owls. So no owls. Then the carpenters formed a union and went out on strike. I had to negotiate a settlement with the National labor Relations Board before anyone would pick up a saw or a hammer. Now we have 16 carpenters going on the boat, and still no owls.
Then I started gathering up animals, and got sued by an animal rights group. They objected to me taking only two of each kind. Just when I got the suit dismissed, EPA notified me that I couldn’t complete the Ark without filing an environmental impact statement on your proposed flood. They didn’t take kindly to the idea that they had no jurisdiction over the conduct of a Supreme Being.
Then the Army Corps of Engineers wanted a map of the proposed new flood plan. I sent them a globe. Right now I’m still trying to resolve a complaint from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over how many Croatians I’m supposed to hire, the IRS has seized all my assets claiming I’m trying to avoid paying taxes by leaving the country, and I just got a notice from the state about owing some kind of use tax. I really don’t think I can finish your Ark for at least another five years," Noah wailed.
The sky began to clear. The sun began to shine. A rainbow arched across the sky. Noah looked up and smiled. "You mean you’re not going to destroy the earth?" Noah asked, hopefully.
"Wrong!" thundered the Lord. "But being Lord of the Universe has its advantages. I fully intend to smite the Earth, but with something far worse than a flood. Something Man invented himself—GOVERNMENT!"
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out is to risk involvement,
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas and
dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return,
To live is to risk dying,
To hope is to risk despair,
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because
the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing,
has nothing, is nothing.
– William Arthur Ward (1921-1994)
Just noticed Lesser Demon graphics just got changed.
All my pictures for this guide are now outdated. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
So bad it's funny. If you think the guy missed the tag, you're wrong. If the runner knew he wasn't tagged he would have celebrated when he crossed home plate. I guess this guy lost his chance to umpire the world series.
It might be cool, but the original guys are either dead or old. Don't care much about the half time show but last year's was pretty good and this has a potential if they blow up a drumset and/or smash a couple of guitars. :(
I thought it was odd that there was some random fence in the middle of nowhere. Does anyone know why it's there or has it been accidentally put there?
If you have trouble finding it, it's to the right of me and under the wilderness sign.
I haven't been posting on my blog lately. I've been sick and been busy so I haven't had much time. In that time I got 82, 83, and 84 mining though.
Here is 85:
I'll be staying up late tonight to watch the Villanova game... go cats!
Today, there wasn't much to do. No sports games on. Nothing to do. I was so bored today I made an entry on my blog. Really weird. So I did my housework and the usual stuff. Hopefully tommorow will be better.
I got 80 mining yesterday:
Today, I had a day off :D. So I worked on my powerpoint presentation, then I played runescape for the rest of the day. I mined about 4,000 iron ore but I dropped it all so it doesn't really matter.