Friday, November 30, 2007

Hamlet

I've been asked several times if I was going to try out and be a part of the spring production of Hamlet at my school and last night I assured that I will have some sort of part because they did a tracing of my feet.

Odd huh? haha yeah I thought so too but it turns out they are actually hand making shoes for everyone in the play.

The director has a tendancy to make interesting casting choices and I wonder what she has in mind for me. She had mentioned before that I'd make a good Rosencrantz, but I think I want to try out the part of Laertes which would include some stage combat and a more darker side.

It should prove interesting.

Sometimes it's better, but it always sucks

So last Friday, I had to do something that I never wanted to do. I had to take my Mom's cat to the vet and have it put to sleep.

I bought that cat when I was 15 and lived with it for like 6 years. The cat was nearly 16 years old and very much part of the family. I dont think my Mom thought she could make the decision, so she had me help. And with as sick and old as the cat was it was so very hard to do. Hard to see my Mom that upset and hard to put a living thing down that couldnt tell me if this was okay for me to do or not.

I stayed with him the whole time and it was quick and painless. I like to think he had some idea about what was going on and he was ready to go, but that's just probably me trying to make myself feel better.

We took him home and I dug a grave for him in the cold and light rain behind the garage.

When/if the time comes to go thru this with my own cat, Jonesy, I dont think I'll be able to do it. It seems funny talking about it, because when you say it out loud it always sounds like, "it's just a cat" but he was a lot more than that to all of us and his loss was very painful.

I take solace in the fact that death is simply part of life and the circle and we all have to face this throughout our life and we can become the better for it.

RIP, K.

Monday, November 26, 2007

XBOX 360 update

Yay, I just got word that Microsoft is sending me back a BRAND New XBOX 360 to replace my broken launch console. So it will have the new DVD Drive, new GPU cooler and *crosses fingers* hopefully the HDMI port.

Yay, I'll be playing Assassin's Creed until my eyes bleed. And my 360 will quit bitching on it's blog that I havent been playing with it enough.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

XBOX 360 Road Trip

I'm hoping this post wont spark a bunch of "360's hardware is faulty" responses, but I thought I'd post it anyway...

My 360 is on it's way to McAllen, Texas to get fixed. A few months ago every so often the 360 would think a game disk was a DVD and would play the DVD movie error if you were to put the game disk in a normal DVD player.

Normally restarting or re-inserting the game disk would stop it doing this, but then it started doing it all the time. So I called up Microsoft's support and off it goes.

I miss you!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Vicodin

This is AMAZING!

So I went to the Y on Monday and lifted for the first time in about 6 months and I THOUGHT I was going easy on myself but it turns out and did way too much weight.

So I ended up hurting the tendons in my forearms, and the big one that connects my tricep to my elbow.

It go progressively worse and now I can barely bend my arms and the pain is horrible. So I went to the doctor yesterday for it and he gave me some Prednisone for the inflammation and some Vicodin for the pain and let me tell you this Vicodin is AWESOME!!!

My arms feel much better (still can barely move them, but very little to no pain now in trying) and ALL the other little naggy aches and pains in my body are gone and I feel so good.

So a big shout-out to the people who invented Vicodin! Woot! Good job guys!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Finish This Song

Give the next 3 lines. Bonus points for Song Tile and Artist:
Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight
It must have been something you said
I just died in your arms tonight

I keep looking for something I can't get
Broken hearts, they're all around me
And I don't see an easier way, to get out of this

Struck me funny

ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- As Georgia descends deeper into drought, Gov. Sonny Perdue has ordered water restrictions, launched a legal battle and asked President Bush for help. On Tuesday, the governor will call on a higher power.

He will join lawmakers and ministers on the steps of the state Capitol to pray for rain.

While public prayer vigils might raise eyebrows in other parts of the nation, they are mostly shrugged off in the Bible Belt, where turning to the heavens for help is common and sometimes even politically expedient.

"Christianity has more of a place in the culture here than in some other region," said Ray Van Neste, a professor of Christian studies at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. "And it's only natural, in a way, for the public to pray for rain."

Perdue won't be the first governor to hold a call for public prayer during the epic drought gripping the Southeast. Alabama Gov. Bob Riley issued a proclamation declaring a week in July as "Days of Prayer for Rain" to "humbly ask for His blessings and to hold us steady in times of difficulty."

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Not going to get into the whole separation of Church and State stuff or anything like that. This just struck me funny that they are scheduling a prayer time and date for this. I just hope God's available at that time. I think he publishes his Google Calendar, I hope they checked that.

That and I never understood the whole group prayer thing. Why is it a big deal to tell everyone that you are planning on praying for something and try to get a whole bunch of people together to do it. I mean I guess I see the show of solidarity for a community and a bonding in those terms, but is a group prayer anymore powerful than a single prayer? Do they get some sort of prayer boost and just how many people exactly do you need for something like that.

I also find it funny that many people will probably drive their SUV's to attend this meeting and not think how it's all connected. Oh well.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Finish This Song

Give the next 3 or 4 lines. Bonus points for Song Title and Artist:
You could have a steam train
If youd just lay down your tracks
You could have an aeroplane flying
If you bring your blue sky back

All you do is call me
Ill be anything you need

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Bush opens his mouth again.

Ugh. Even more reasons to hate Bush. Thank god Kucinich is at least trying to do something about this administration.

Bush on Iraq or "Dont Worry Be Happy":
"I don’t — you know quagmire is an interesting word. If you lived in Iraq and had lived under a tyranny, you’d be saying: God, I love freedom, because that’s what’s happened."

And later to Pakistan's leader General Musharraf or "The Pot Meets the Kettle":

"My message was that we believe strongly in elections and that you ought to have elections soon and you need to take off your uniform. You can't be the president and the head of the military at the same time."

Monday, November 05, 2007

Finish This Song

Give the next 3 or 4 lines if you can and extra points for Song Title and Artist:
There is so much a man can tell you,
So much he can say. You remain,
My power, my pleasure, my pain, baby
To me you're like a growing addiction that I can't deny.
Won't you tell me is that healthy, baby?
But did you know, That when it snows,
My eyes become large and the light that you shine can be seen.