Thursday, April 30, 2009

the rescue: chicago

One hundred cities participated in THE RESCUE this weekend. While most cities got rescued within a day or so Chicago is the only city left, holding out for somebody with true influence. Here's the chicago page with videos and a counter showing how long they've been waiting to be rescued. It's really quite impressive and not only are citizens of Chicago part of it but people from all over the country are joining them. This video is a recap of day 4 they are currently on day 5.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

charts



these are probably some of my favorite ones to date. Both are oh so true

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

At the moment I'm thinking of majoring in wildlife science. It sounds like a really cool major that fits with what I want to do. The basic gist of it is that it involves conservation and knowing things about animals environments. It would be a cool job because it gives the opportunity to work in pretty much all places. I could stay in the midwest and probably work with raptors or I would either move up north to study killer whales or down south to work with marine reefs and sharks. The problem I foresee is that this major requires biology every year, which isn't exactly a walk in the park.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

into the woods: no more

video
here's what a play looks like from the wings. This is my favorite scene in 'into the woods' the song is called no more. The main guy is my friend, he played the baker who's the main character

Monday, April 20, 2009

dare to slack

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

into the woods

My school is doing 'into the woods' for the annual musical. Though it's not my favorite, it's a pretty cool play because it takes all of the fairy tales we once knew and intertwines them. It's a skew on jack and the bean stalk, the baker/his wife- the witch -and rapunzel (all from the same story), cinderella (one of my favorite characters in the musical) and little red riding hood (also an interesting and funny character in this musical). There's very few defined musical numbers, the majority of them seem to blend together, and it's 3 hours long. These are the major downpoints of the play but other than that it's pretty good and my school has some good talent. here's thewikipedia page if you want to know more about it.

Monday, April 13, 2009

"Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet"-Colette
"A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education"-smiley blanton

sidewalk drawings



Sunday, April 12, 2009

roller coaster personalities

I've been on a fair few roller coasters in my day and a long time ago I figured out the 3 different roller coaster personalities.
Personality 1: The silent ones- they're the kind of people who either don't find the ride exciting or just aren't a very vocal type of people.
personality 2: the screamers-yes we all are more than familiar with these ones. They are the ones who scream at the top of their lungs with fear. We've all been next to or near one, and have suffered the ringing ears afterward.
personality 3: the yellers- they are the ones who genuinely enjoy the ride and express their feelings in a less ear splitting way than the screamers. They're the ones with their hands high in the air during a 70 foot drops and corkscrew flips.

technically there's a personality 4. They are the few and far between people that make other strange noises. Some laugh and others swear, either way they're kind of fun to be next to.

while we're on the subject I'm going to say which rides are my favorites. In my opinion the faster and more stomach dropping the better. Out of all the places I've been to (Six Flags, Disney, etc.) my two favorite coasters are The Kracken in Sea World Orlando and Dueling Dragons in Univeral Studios Florida. Both are absolutely amazing, though dueling dragons has two seperate coasters, ice and fire, and I've only been on fire. But dragons gets bonus points for being really cool and having two seperate tracks and coasters intertwine.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Carano the beast

I'm not one to look up to celebrities, but Gina Carano is a beast. For those of you who don't know, she use to fight Muay Thai and is currently a MMA fighter (here's the wikipedia page). Her record as a muay thai fighter was 12-1-1 and her MMA record is 7-0. So there's really no other way to describe her than being a beast. She deals really well with press especially considering they're always in her face calling her "the face of womens mma" and she knows that there have been a lot of other female fighters before her, so she doesn't like being called that. Despite all the press, she isn't full of herself and doesn't let any smack/bad talk bother her. I guess I really respect that aspect of it. The video is 8 minutes long, so don't feel compelled to watch the whole thing if you don't want to. But if you're going to watch any of it watch 4:10-4:20.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

finally leaving

I've known for a long time that I'm going to be moving away and a whole lot is gonna change but it just recently hit me. Maybe it's because the "Days left until summer" counter has hit the 30's. Or maybe because I finally got the room assignment and have a set roommate. Either way it's a weird mix of emotions. I'm more than ready to leave home and the school I've been at for the past 6 years. But, I know that I'm going to miss stuff like my horse that I've owned and loved for the past 4 years. Mostly I'll miss krew and all the amazing memories and learning experiences I've had there. Though I can always go back to the barn or go back to visit krew but it's going to be different. So I guess I'll just see how things play out. But, I have no doubt that I'm going to enjoy college.

Monday, April 6, 2009

I'm kinda annoyed at myself because I'm actually starting to like some of the Kelly Clarkson songs. I've never really been into popular pop divas, for lack of a better term, but some of her songs are quite relatable. One song i've been paying attention to lately is one that we've all heard, "because of you". So I went on youtube and found the music video, it's very well done and does well depicting bad relationships between a father and daugher. Unfortunatelly whoever owns the rights to the video on youtube doesn't allow it to be copy and pasted so here's the link to the video. Even if can't stand her I'd still recomend watching it just for its moral value. and here's the link for the kelly and reba macentire version of the song. It focuses more on a bad/abusive relationship between a boyfriend and girlfriend, an even more powerful video.

more charts

i couldn't help myself on this one. There's a street I have to take at least 4 days a week that has had construction going on for the past 6 months and isn't likely to end any time in the near future. I'm fully convinced that they do absolutely nothing but make the drive that much more difficult.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

the ultimate psychology book

I was talking to somebody today and they made the statement that I found interesting. They said that the Bible is the ultimate psychology book. After thinking for a bit I realized that it really is. It tells about people doing bad things and making the same excuses that we do (ie. Cain and Able). There's references as to why people do certain things, unfortunately I can't find any specific references at the moment. People then struggled/delt with the same things as we do now (such as temptation, sin, doubt, greed). People act the same now as they did 3000 years ago, proving that the Bible has stuff to say about a bunch of people in the post-modern culture of 2009.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

free running

Something I wish I could do but lack any modivation to figure out how do flips