Thursday, March 31, 2005

So, what's new?

So, if you haven't noticed and you "regularly" read my blog, it's been a while since I've written anything. Well, here's the cumulative update:
Spring quarter has begun so we've been kind of busy in my office with people looking for money and such. The weather has been spectaculaarrr these past few days getting up to the low 70's, but since I work in a crappy building I've only gotten to enjoy it during my lunch walks and after work walks. However, as is the way with Ohio weather, there is a possibility of snow this weekend.
I'm starting to take language classes again since it's been a couple years since my last Chinese class and I would really like to eventually become fluent. I'm actually taking a couple credit hours of Chinese to get myself back into it and refresh my skills and also begining a credit hour of Japanese to introduce myself to the laguage and start to learn it. Should be fun.
Johnny Cochran and Terri Schiavo died. The Pope is getting much worse. Comes in 3s?? hmm...
The Screen Savers has become Attack Of The Show and still kicks ass. Speaking of ass, the other day they actually had a doctor insert a usb web server up a willing participant's ass and served up the site during their show. That was pretty funny. The site is hosted on their main servers now but they have a video clip on there now. Go watch it. :)

Hmm...Not much else is going on with me, i guess you didn't miss much, eh? Oh well.
I am trying to find something to do Memorial Day weekend though. Maybe go visit friends if they aren't busy with family stuff or maybe take a little trip somewhere? If any friends are reading and have ideas or are free to go somewhere, drop me a line. Odd phrase, that is.
So, that's it. Later.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

What a crappy ass day...

Ever have one of those days/weeks/years(?) where you wish you could snap your fingers and be somewhere/someone else? Sadly, many of my weekdays kind of go that way.
This pretty much says it all:
I'd like to wear that to work like once a week.
This works too ( plus ther's some other funny pics there.
Calgon, take me away...

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Jhonen Vasquez on The Screen Savers

If you don't know who Jhonen Vasquez is you can search Google for his many fansites. On the quick, he is a comic book creator and artist. His start, and probably most well known work is Johnny The Homicidal Maniac and he has something new now - Fillerbunny; but what I love him for is his creation for Nickelodeon Animation, Invader Zim. One of the best cartoons that ever came out of Nick's studios, I think. Which I always thought was weird because there is a lot of material (humor) in the series that seems aimed at an older audience yet it was on Nickelodeon. Its got some humor kind of like Home Movies, another of my all time favorites.
I think I'll have to watch some of my Zim episodes tonight.

Monday, March 14, 2005

A couple things in the news

More Beijing denials on intent toward Taiwan
From The New York Times' Jim Yardley
BEIJING, Monday, March 14 - Prime Minister Wen Jiabao on Monday defended a newly approved law that could authorize a military attack to prevent Taiwan from seeking independence, saying it was intended to ensure peace, not promote war.
"It is not a war bill," Mr. Wen said at a televised news conference after the closing of this year's session of the National People's Congress, China's version of a parliament.
"We don't want to see foreign interference," Mr. Wen said slowly, speaking about Taiwan, "but we do not fear foreign interference." The assembled hall of 700 journalists, a large majority Chinese, applauded.

Yeah, why does that seem a little hard to beleive...

Gooden Is Arrested in Tampa and Charged With Punching Girlfriend
From The New York Times' Jack Curry
TAMPA, Fla., March 13 - Dwight Gooden was arrested on a domestic-violence charge early Sunday morning for punching his girlfriend in the face after she hit him in the head with part of a telephone, the Tampa police said.

...and yet this one seems almost expected.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Elvis Clinton?

Ok, so yesterday I was talking with a co-worker and he had a picture of Elvis printed from the web on his desk and he mentioned the similarities in likeness between Elvis and Bill Clinton. He gave me the idea of doing a kind of morph photo sequence between the two in order to show these similarities so I went back to my office, found two good photos, fired up The Gimp and went to town. The result, as you can see, is quite entertaining.

Maybe Bill is the reason behind so many Elvis sightings. Or, maybe, just maybe they are one and the same!! Muuwaahaa-haa!! Believe it, or not...
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My Travel Blog

I decided to create a second, seperate blog to keep track of my travel journals, travel plans and pics so I can keep this one for the rest of my, I guess it still won't be very large, but whatever. So, the travel blog is here: I will still use this one for little travel things but mostly will just reference them here and point to the travel blog for updates. Yay! I'm expanding my web prescence again! Right... Seeing as how I haven't updated my wallpaper site in, what, 2-3 years or so, it probably don't matter.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

NatGeo Channel: In The Womb

In The Womb. This was a very entertaining program tonight on the National Geographic Channel. I'm sure it will show again so if you missed it tonight, I recommend to try and catch it when it replays. It's a great use of 3D imaging and animation to give you an insight into the development of the fetus from conception to delivery and I thought it was pretty inspiring. Hopefully something I can look forward to in the future. Hmm...

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Big Wing Wong Restaurant, Chinatown, NYC

So, when we were on the walking tour of Manhattan we stopped at about 5:00 - 5:30 to eat lunch in Chinatown. The place we went was pretty nice and the food was quite good but when were finished I neglected to pick up a business card so I would remember what it was for my next visit. Well, I wanted to figure out what the name of the place was yesterday at work and all I had to go on was my memory of the area, two photographs I took in Chinatown on the way to the restaurant and one photograph I took outside the restaurant in the dark. The two shots on the way helped to establish that we had crossed over to the north side of Canal St. because I remembered crossing at the intersection of Canal and Mulberry. From there, the only thing I had was the third photo after we ate. I could make out two addresses on awnings on the same side of the street but didn't know the street, of course. Luckily, I could read the sign on the opposite side of the street that said Buy Rite Pharmacy and was able to find that on Google Maps on Canal St. Then I basically knew where we were but just had to find the actual restaurant. Thanks to a couple web searches and the very good, which has menus from thousands of New York City restaurants, I was finally able to pinpoint the surrounding businesses and the restaurant in which we ate: Big Wing Wong Restaurant at 102 Mott St.. Sure, I wasted some time at work but I left feeling satisfied that I accomplished something and now I know where to go when I return to NYC. :)