As a part of my psychology paper, I had to write about three events that influenced me the most. My three, to be brief, were my Philmont trip, achieving Eagle Scout, and the death of Juliet. While the teacher is somewhat informal and I still feel the other three events took priority, I felt Sal's deserved a good chunk of credit. You guys introduced me to programming, helped me decide where I stood on many issues, debating those issues, and hold many good friends. Not even mentioning that Sal's was there for each of my paper's events and many more.
Just wanted to say thanks for being there, Sal's.
So instead of settling for unheard of brands with cheap prices on Black Friday, I hit the road and bought myself a Dynex 46" 1080p LCD tv.
Now I don't have to use the small tv that came with the camper, or sit by and watch my brother use the 32" tv that we "split" the costs for a year or so ago. Now that I have my own tv and my brother has his, it'd make sense that I want him to give me back my half of the tv's cost, about $170. That little shizzle tried to say that it was I who owed money, $1000 to be exact, where in reality we had both contributed $1000 towards a shared truck my grandpa had more or less given us. Note that he now has his own car given to him by our grandpa for free. He's crazy if he can't see we both paid $1000 for our separate cars. That's it.
For all of you out there with siblings, only share what you don't mind ever seeing again with the only return being that of ingratefulness. He's pulled this shizzle before but I'll be damned if he's getting out of this with that much of my money. You don't fudge with the person who supplies your only connection to the internet, in terms of both computer and xbox.
I swear to God every time I sit down to start reading for my English class my sister comes into the living room and stands there talking to my mom. She'll leave for 10 seconds, then comes back. No peace.
I've been working at the house since Thursday and just realized today was Sunday. Sorry to those that had expected 99 cooking on Friday. If it's any consolation, I was digging a trench for some footing and dragged my finger across a nail which coincidentally hurt quite a bit.
My first injury while fixing up the house. All throughout the actual demolition I don't get hurt despite all the overhead 2x4s and nails on the floor. But when I'm breaking up concrete with a jackhammer (which isn't all that great, to be honest) I peel the meat off the end of my thumb on some stupid block of wood nailed to the wall as the support of a shelf. Now reflex kniving in Black Ops hurts. :(
So apparently while I was at the other house working, my brother came home from school to find the copy of Black Ops that my mom had bought for him for his birthday. He never comes out to help since he gets home at three and that's about when we're coming home, too. He's playing that now and I'm looking at my tracking info for mine. It's a half hour away. I'LL DRIVE UP THERE AND GET IT MYSELF.
We (7) moved to the upstairs to tear it all down to the studs as well as taking the ceiling's fiberboard square things down. For the first time in my life, I got to punch a hole through drywall. And now I've learned that Half Life had it right, you can destroy anything with a crowbar. The previous owner had taken whatever material he could get and used his limited carpentry skills to build this house. So the bathroom's side wall wasn't nailed to anything besides the floor and wobbled like no other. Then a closet's wall has nails going into the ceiling that could've been used to lay railroad ties. Needless to say I enjoyed taking out the closet and especially the interior walls' drywall. :) Oh, and stepping on trim with a nail in it feels like stepping in gum. Quite bizarre actually.
I know my mom took tons of pictures to kind of mark the house's progress so I'm sure there's some good ones (like the pile of raccoon poop that my brother pushed through the ceiling's insulation!!).
Never use that fake brick crap, it breaks off in little pieces and is a pain to remove. Bottom is garage.
I'm tow strap.
Knock knock, Ohi!
Wide view, second floor.
Floor plan so the picture makes sense. (Actually, the kitchen might be extended and the bedroom wall stays...)
Sorry, no action photos I guess.
I'll probably get the rest of the experience needed this weekend, play Black Ops all week*, then have the picture at 7pm (GMT -6) on Friday/Saturday/Sunday in world 62, whichever is more convenient. 7pm (GMT -6) would be about 3 hours from this post for those who can't convert.
*Our old 32" TV is on sale for something like $300!!
My brother came home with a story. A black girl in his English class refused to say the Pledge because it said "to the Republic". "Miss, I'm a Democrat." :lol:
Saved for posterity.
Three guys are in a bar. First guy says, "You know, I think I have the biggest arms in the world. " The second guy says, "I might just have the smallest feet in the world." And the third guy says, "I definitely have the smallest penis in the world, we should go to Guinness and see if we can set some records." So they all go together to check. The first guy comes out, "YES! I have the biggest arms in the world!" The second guy comes out, yelling, "And I have the smallest feet!" The third guy walks out and says, "Who the fudge is Justin Bieber?!"
...So I'm looking at getting a flatscreen. :D I'll have my brother buy my half of the tv he's commandeered downstairs and buy my own. I know I'll have to start looking when it's actually close to Black Friday but I'll enjoy my ogling now.
I'll end up with around $600 cash and aim for 32" LCD at least since that's what we have now. Is bumping up to 120Hz worth the extra money?
I'd been hoping to take a huge chunk out of cooking this weekend but visiting a friend at college and English homework killed that quick. I was really hoping to be able to finish off 99 cooking before Black Ops came out because I still remember what MW2 did to my activity. :D At this rate I'll have to do 5.7k lobsters each day in order to finish it all off, which is doable and I'll make alot up Tuesday and Wednesday, but this weekend would have made it a piece of cake.
I figure it's best to post my introduction here first, to ensure it's understandable, you know.
Prompt: Show how Washington Irving's attitude about a particular theme contrast with one other author's attitude, I picked John Winthrop.
As the Puritans crossed the Atlantic for the glory of their religion, John Winthrop envisioned for his fellow men a growth that would be the envy of Europe and all those who followed in their footsteps. Once the sands had run through the Puritans' fingers, Washington Irving envisioned a new America for the now diverse mix of colonists, one of political freedom and independence. While John Winthrop’s attitude toward the future of the Americas involved being essentially an extension of Europe and a religious beacon for the rest of the world, Washington Irving saw the United States - a country run by its people.
It's surprisingly similar to my last paper.
Sometime last week I was asked if I would help again with some election stuff. I was told it'd be hanging things on doorknobs for eight hours for three days. Tonight was a sort of training for a half hour - I was told it'd be something like them telling us where we can hang these cards. I was told wrong! I've been volunteered to go to a series of homes canvassing. Bleh. Eight hours of asking people if they plan on voting, who they're planning on voting for, a whole bunch of garbage I didn't sign up for.
Hopefully I can convince parents (dad) to let me off, my brother can go by himself.
For everyone's personal collection of very important information and so you don't make a fool of yourself in a debate: People breaking into your home are not military. They won't have floor plans and won't come through the door/windows like they're made of paper. It'll be a lot of splintering wood and shattering glass. Now taking into account the lack of floor plans, the aforementioned criminals will not be rushing straight to you in whatever room you may dwell. Any resident that has been informed of any guns inside the home will be able to retrieve said guns while the criminals loot whichever rooms are surrounding their point of entry. With an armed homeowner now on our hands, nothing says that they'll do any shooting. Few criminals are going to choose their bag of loot over a gunshot wound. And please remember, an educated homeowner will not take off the head of someone who's on the other side of the door breaking in. Be smart about this.
Throughout none of this am I even taking into account those who sleep in their bedroom with their gun in their closet but rather my own sleeping accomodations in the living room, still somehow able to reach the guns in my parents' bedroom closet.
This PSA has been brought to you by the Committee for Common Sense.
Edit: Yeah. I'm done with the debate room. I thought I could venture into one topic and people could at least string their debating along with logic. I was wrong.
Part 1, Part 2. Teacher's comments in the Word comments, mine are above in the plain text. It'd probably work out better if you read her comments first.
The "prompt" was to discuss how two authors present one theme or topic. So you tell me (you don't really need to read the paper, just what her comments reference), is there any reason my paper should have been bumped down to a 92%?
I don't really know why they do this so early but I've gotten my spring classes picked out (all by myself!!) at almost 4 in the morning.
SPCH 101 - Principles of SpeechFSCI 104 - Firefighting Tactics and Strategy
FSCI 105 - Fire Protection Systems
FSCI 106 - Fire Apparatus and Equipment
GEOG 111 - Physical Geography: Weather & Climate
T: SPCH 101 9:35-10:50, GEOG 111 1-3:05
W: FSCI 104 8:30-11:20, FSCI 105 12-2:50
Th: SPCH 101 9:35-10:50, GEOG 111 1-3:05
I managed to keep Monday free and open Friday as well, probably to be filled with work. I'm still watching an empty class to open so I can bump Geography back an hour and avoid waiting several hours doing nothing like I do already. And FSCI 106 is actually an online course which would have been a 6-8:50pm class otherwise. :)