Sims screwed up my computer so I might as well play it

For those of you not following my twitter I made a Sims house with 8 of the B-Podders, Dan, Hiro, Sidney, Naoya, Lauren, Me, Yusuke, and Elisabeth. They don’t let you do more than 8, or I probably woulda killed myself making everyone. Anyway, much of my time these days is spent with at least part of my attention focused on this silly game. If you would like to know details I suggest you ask, as I intend to try and not bore everyone with the details, although I might fail.

IRL I called PNNL and asked them what was up. They told me they were waiting on Central. So I called Central and asked them what was up and they told me that degrees aren’t processed until July 2nd, so they can’t tell PNNL I graduated until after that. So my vacation gets another extension. I will likely go to Cheney with Pat again this week, since I now know I can, as it will be more convenient for attending Sindey’s 4th of July celebrations. Plus I can hang out with Pat more before we are both relegated to work drone-itude.

Lastly, in the course of addressing my computer woes I have found in convenient to use mother’s computer from time to time.  As such I have also used IE, a thing I’ve not done often in years.  Using IE has exposed me to adds like the one below.  Now, I dunno what this is an ad for, although I’m sure it’ s utter crap, but apparently one need follow only “these one simple rule”.  /rolls eyes   I tend to scorn sheeple, but people are such gibbering morons that if they didn’t have that instinctual herd mentality we never would have made it this far.

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Back home

CakecomplishmentLauren and Yusuke brought me back to Kennewick yesterday.  They went home today.  Goodbye new girlfriend.  *tear*  I will miss you.  Oh, and seeya later Yusuke.

Kim and Pat hung out with me most of today.  We chatted (I was interrogated) and had free food and then we had this brilliant idea to buy an ice cream cake to celebrate Kim’s 1 year of working at Value Village, as no one had yet celebrated it.  This is the cake.  We are quite pleased with ourselves.  I feel it is a great thing.  Perhaps you do not understand the subtle humor of the situation, but perhaps you do, so there it is.

There was video game playing later.  Coop FPS in the form of Resistance, which was fun.  I don’t FPS much but I did enjoy several moments and I don’t seem to suck too terribly.

Tomorrow (actually today) is the day all the Central people leave, except Yusuke.  So I hope you guys have good goodbyes, and, ya know, imagine I was there, too.  I hope you got the random facts, Sidney.  Also, I’m putting in a recommendation for Pat becoming random dude that comes to your house and eats food and stuff.

Hiro, have fun in Alaska.  Dan, have fun in on with Sidney.  I’ll see ya both on the interwebs.  Yusuke, try to be nice for a little bit.  It’s not the time for humor, the girls aren’t going to be in the mood.  And Lauren, good luck with your family.  Sorry for the hassle that I am.  Please let me help them understand how we need to visit each other all the time if I can.

Tomorrow (really tomorrow) is the day Pat leaves for Spokane for his new job, so to him I say, take me with you!

Yeah, I think that’s all the goodbyes for now.  Kinda abnormal for me to do direct messages in my blog like that, but variety is the spice of life, they say.  Seems like they should change up that cliche a bit.  The real important thing is, Happy 1 year at Value Villiage Kim.

You don’t need me, you have my links.

I’ve been busy.  Busy for me is somewhat different than for normal people.  See, for me, when I have work that needs doing, then I necessarily have time in between that needs to be filled with procrastination.  When there is nothing that needs doing, I don’t need to procrastinate, and so the blog suffers.  Basically, I’ve been busy with play, no time to blog.

It’s been too long since the last update so I can’t actually give you much of  a blow by blow, and frankly you wouldn’t want it.  Suffice it to say that I’ve been hanging out with Pat a lot, Aaron occasionally, and on most weekends with Lauren, Sidney, Dan, Hiro, and Yusuke, the Central peeps.

What have we been doing?  Well, we saw Wolverine.  And the Asians went camping out by my house.  And we all visited Sidney’s home on the range.  When the Central people are around we do a lot of PS3 and basketball playing.  Now that I’ve been kidnapped up to Central we swim occasionally.  Pat and I mountain bike and play WoW.  We made it to 80 so now we kinda grind a lot of rep and work on getting geared.  That’s all kinda on hiatus for me now that I’m stolen.

I get a lot of people asking me what I’m doing and I have taken to responding, “living the dream.”  Basically, I’m on summer break.  I did apply for an internship at PNNL, and I think I got it, I just don’t officially have it yet.  News today is that I won’t have it until June.  At least that’s what I’m given to understand.  I haven’t officially graduated thanks to the wonderful staff here at Central, so I can’t have my internship, I guess.  I’m still working on getting a piece of paper signed so I’ll be all set to graduate after this quarter.  I need the new chair of the Math department to sign something, but apparently he only comes into work on days that start with “Q”.  Either that or the secretary doesn’t want to take responsibility for her forgetting about my piece of paper.  Anyway, I think once that’s done all I have to do is wait patiently for something that should already be mine so I can start making money.  *shrug* I want the break anyway.  I really don’t enjoy the paperwork hassle, though.

Tomorrow supposedly the paper will be signed and I can get this stuff and then we, the Central people, are going to Seattle and Lauren’s house.  The Asians are gonna go see the Mariners play.  Donny is coming, and there’s a chance we can meet up with Pat.  Lauren’s house will have lots of fatty foods, so I can store up for the next winter I come across.

Tonight the plan is to play basketball from 9-11.  We’ve been ordered to not disturb Megan in her watching of the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy.  She’s been irrationally vehement about it.  I have no leg to stand on given I’m technically breaking rules just by being in Anderson as long as I have, so I can’t complain.  The other people are unwilling to face her wrath so instead of risking an accidentally audible sound we’re just going to hide out in the gym.  Also, some of us are gonna go watch a crippled guy break dance.  *shrug* I’m not doing anything else, right?

Anyway, that’s the gist.  Hopefully I’ll be a bit better in the future… although the immediate future is filled with lack of computer, so don’t hold your breath.  I’ll try and post something more insightful next time.

Today I learned that Lauren like big, old things

I’ve not had a big update post in a while, but that’s because I’ve been busy having things to do.  Let me explain.

Mom came to visit.  Well, not really.  She came to see Tyler and Danny, and band, play.  She brought my PS3 and bought me PoP and LBP, so I’ve had new games to play in my free time.  PS3 is getting quite a bit of love.  LBP is a good game for my crowd here.  Lauren and I have beaten the main story.  The gang sorta paired off since I only have two controllers.  Anyway, we’re working on getting all the items still, which will take a while.  We explored some player made content today, which was pretty neat.

Ok, besides that, I also had a big 481 paper and presentation on Friday we were working on all week.  Well, really just Wednesday and Thursday.  We were busy working on the actual project for 481 on the other days.

Immediately after my presentation I went to Elisabeth’s with her and 7 other people.  Like, immediately.  I was still wearing that ridiculous get up they make us wear for presentations.  So, we did a lot of hanging out and whatnot at Elisabeth’s.  The guys, Hiro, Yusuke, myself, and Dan, played basketball.

On Valentine’s day each gender made food for the other.  We male’s got fish, since there’s a female veggie, and a couple other fish haters, and they chose stuffed peppers for us to make them.  In the end the division of labor was a little fuzzy, and there was quite a bit of sharing, but it was a very fancy occassion.  We had candles, and the sparkling cider, and fancy plates, and suits and ties and dresses and all that good stuff.  After that we went hot tubbing.  After that we males did pushups.  Then we watched Star Wars Episode IV.  Kinda, there were two people who watched it, and everyone else kinda watched or slept or goofed off.

There was also some incidental shopping and driving around during the Elisabeth visit.  And we all went and saw some children’s musical for some reason.  Elisabeth’s mom got us in for free.  Put on by homeschoolers, in like a church.  Yeah.  Whatever.

So, that’s pretty much the gist of what’s happened.  Had today off cause it’s a national holiday and all that.  School soon, though.  Rest of the time for me here at Central is going to be quite busy, I think, so if I dissapear from the blogosphere for a month or so, pity is the appropriate response.

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Thanks Asians
Thanks Asians

I got a card from my parents, con dinero, which was nice, and a bunch of the Asians got together and made me this card. I think the art was done by Aki. It’s pretty awesome, as you can see, so it was nice.

Sidney and Dan and maybe some others made curry for dinner for me. Added some spice and pineapple.  It was very good.  I like curry.  Sidney also bought me some milk and Kix, which I mentioned a week or so ago I was considering desirable, and mint chocolate chip ice cream. Come to think of it, Sidney like mint chocolate chip too, so maybe it wasn’t really for me. Regardless, the ice cream went nicely with the cake Lauren made for me, and half successfully frosted with help from her visiting friend, Katie.  The cake was good, but not as good as the cake I’m gonna make her on Monday. Hiro got me a couple erasers because he found out I’ve been lacking, and Yusuke got me a couple nice mechanical pencils cause the one I’ve been using all quarter is… ragged.

Elisabeth and Martha both claim to have gifts for me coming soon.

So, for all of you who wished me a happy birthday, your wish came true.  And for all those who didn’t, a pox on your children! (because I obviously believe in punishment for the sins of the father)

Oh yeah, and Sidney also wore her glasses all day cause I dislike contacts, and maybe tried to dress a little more slovenly than usual. Kinda hard to tell. A female altering her appearance in any way at my behest, if only for my birthday, is none the less kinda touching.

I may never eat again… *groan*

11/14/2008 8:00:00 PM Bacon Ultimate Cheseburger 1
11/14/2008 8:00:00 PM french fries, w/ ketchup, serving 1
11/14/2008 8:00:00 PM milkshake, egg nog 1

I got Dan, Yusuke, and Hiro to go to Jack in the Box and eat BUC’s with me. They all finished, they were good. I regret nothing! Someone please help me.

I’ve been thinking way too long trying to come up with a title

I registered for Winter quarter classes on Friday.  I got to register way before everyone else, cause I’m awesome.  I’m signed up for five 400 level computer science courses.  I’ve decided against taking the second quarter of Modern Physics so I can take Computational Intelligence.  I’m also taking Operating Systems, Software Engineering part II, which is where we actually build the crazy thing I’ve been getting all the paperwork together for this quarter, a little senior colloquium thing about ethics, prolly lots of presentations and papers, and I’m a TA for a class yet to be determined.  Grading papers and everything.  If I get lucky and the class I TA for is in the afternoon, then I have no classes before noon.  Such a thing would be a nice boon.

Parents stopped by on the way to Seattle.  Bought me food and such.  Maybe tomorrow I’ll make lentil stew.  Yusuke bought swim trunks at Goodwill so he could go swimming with the group tonight.

Dan, Hiro, Yusuke, Luke, Lauren, Sidney, Elisabeth, and I all went swimming.  Well, Elisabeth went to the pool, not into the pool.  She read or something.  I threw a water polo ball, I guess that’s what it was, at Yusuke‘s head, and gave him a bloody nose.  Was a stupid thing for me to do.  He’s ok, but it was still very stupid.  I don’t normally do stupid things.  /sigh  The full story is something like, Yusuke and Hiro were having a splash war, Lauren got caught in the cross fire, she splashed at Yusuke, Yusuke splashed back, Lauren says, “Throw this at his head,” I throw the ball at the back of Yusuke‘s head, he turns at the wrong time, he throws the ball back, then we notice he has a small blood loss problem.

With all the swimming, and showering associated with swimming, I’m more motivated to get rid of my hair.  I want to have my beard without my hair for a while, though, so hopefully Sidney will find time and courage to cut my hair for me soon.

I get my Tuesday class cancelled this week.  Woo hoo.  I guess at least I’ll get to sleep in.

Titles are for sissies

I’ve been pretty busy this week.  Mostly done now, though.  I went swimming with Lauren, Sidney, Dan, and Hiro, and like 50 strangers.  I got a blister on my pinky from the flippers I wore the whole time.

I wish John Hodgman hadn’t taken that whole, “That is all” thing, cause I was doing it years ago, just not consistantly, and now I can’t use it or everyone will think I’m referencing him for some reason.

It’s good to have a few friends that don’t drink

My ear buds are dead, so I’ve been walking around campus with my giant headphones.  It’s pretty cool.  They double as earmuffs.  They fit underneath my giant hood of the sweatshirt I’m always wearing, too.  The cord is so long it goes from my pocket, to my shins, to my head.

Took a physics test yesterday.  First one, so I dunno how I did.  I’m not concerned, though.  I did well on the practice test and I am just taking the class for fun, so I think I’m getting what I came for.

A bunch of us went to play badmitton in the gym yesterday.  At one point Hiro and I played against Dan and Luke in a match where we actually kept score.  I wasn’t paying close attention but I was told at one point that the score was 10-2 them and we were playing match point.  When we won that volley I told Dan and Luke they better watch out, we were gonna come from behind.  Guess how that ended.  That’s right, 9 unanswered points for Hiro and I.  Go team short and apathetic!

Today in class Paul stole someone’s sunglasses, and was still wearing his beanie and was just sitting in the middle of the lecture with that look going.  So Liam has a beany and sunglasses and copies him.  And then like 3 more of us sitting in the vacinity put our hoods way up and I had my hair in my face.  The professor was writing a bunch of stuff on the board while this was going on and he turned around and was all like, “Jesus!  What is this uni-bomber class?”  And we were all sitting in the second row so the whole first row had no idea what was going on.  It was pretty funny.

I jogged a 7 minute 50 second mile today.  That’s according to Elisabeth, I wasn’t timing.  I was surprised at the speed since I can’t remember the last time I officially ran a mile, unless that’s what Donny and I did that one time last year.  Gonna try and keep doing it fairly frequently and see if I can improve.

Tomorrow I might go grocery shopping for lentil stew fixings which I might make sometime soonish.  After this shopping we’re gonna play D&D again, finally.  Hopefully tomorrow will be a good day.