Oct 302010
Apr 152010

I LOVE IT!!! Ok, so, as many of you guys know, I’m a total Gleek. I ran across this remake from the newest half of the season. It’s bloody brilliant! It’s a shot-for-shot remake of Vogue, but, with a twist… it’s Sue Sylvester cast as Madonna. Check it out, it’s sure to impress! For you facebook users… click the “view original post” button to see the embedded video.

Apr 062010

Well then. What a grand title! Anyways, a note of what I’ve been up to…

So I get a call from my mother during lunch today. It was a panicked “JOEL MY COMPUTER WONT START!!!” When inquiring further, apparently it claimed no operating system was installed. So, sounded to me like either the hard drive was corrupted or the boot sector / registry was corrupted. Either way, I would have to go fix it this evening. So, I hop in the car on the way home and make a bunch of phone calls to my parents, a potential client, a mentor, etc. I get home, and start gathering my equipment: my laptop, external hard drive converter, a vast array of cords, etc. While I was doing this, to my great surprise I heard a commotion outside my window. So I checked it out, and this dog was in the bushes with this lady screaming at it to “put that down”. I was a bit confused…

So after the dog and lady walk away I look out, and see a duck! So, I keep looking at it, and it looks scared to death… so I figure it just needs to be left alone for a bit, until I heard it start flapping, and I saw that it had flipped over onto its back and was flapping around. So I figured I’d help it out, and grabbed the broom. I headed outside, and saw it kind of in a weird position, and not moving. So I flip it over… and sure enough, the dog had taken a huge chunk out of its back and rear.

Thats when I heard the scream. My neighbor lady had just pulled in and let out this huge scream when she saw the dead duck. Sooo, I started talking to her, and went over what happened, I guess she heard something similar happen that morning with another duck. And then she started going on about how ducks mate for life, and she saw a male duck going back and forth very frantically, and how it must have been his mate, etc. Ok, so I managed to calm her down. At which point, we introduced ourselves, and talked about things ranging from the other neighbors, to her boyfriends mustang, and how neither of us could hear each other. This was particularly good news, because I’ve always been worried that people could hear me.

Well anyways, after this absorbed a good chunk of time, I decided to go ahead and call maintenance, who confirmed that it seems we have a duckocidal dog on the loose.

So went back inside, gathered my things, got the cat, and headed to Mackinaw. Yes, that’s Mackinaw, the small town between Pekin and Bloomington. My parents go to church there, my mother works there, and I spent most of my childhood there.

No sooner do I pass the city limits than my Dad calls and tells me that her computer magically started working again. So when I got there, we took a look… and she had been trying to boot from a non-bootable dvd. Great. However, it got us to thinking about backing up her stuff anyways. So, took the hard drive out, and hooked it up to my ancient giant of a laptop… and started the long process of backing 16 gigs of pictures and videos up.

At this point, I’m about 10% done… probably going to have to leave it overnight.

So from dead ducks to computer failures, this has certainly been an interesting night. Oh, and no dinner 🙁

Mar 252010

I saw this on FML this morning, and thought, oh wow, that is soooo the best use for an iPhone I’ve heard of!

“Today, my 5 year old was outside playing. I watched him dig a hole in the ground, put something in the hole, cover it up, and grab the hose to water his “plant”. I grabbed for my phone to take a picture, but no phone. Turns out he wanted to make an iPhone tree. FML”

Mar 142010

So I’m going through my old clothes today. Basically I’m sorting them into four categories:

  • Fits, and I want to keep it
  • Fits, but I don’t want to keep it
  • Does not fit, but I want it to
  • Does not fit, but I don’t care, because I don’t want to keep it

In the process of going through all this, I found an old tee shirt from a dance back in high school. Brought back a lot of memories, and of course I can’t get rid of this shirt.

An old tee shirt I found from my Senior Black Light Dance. Click on the picture for the full size.

Mar 082010

Found this article at http://bit.ly/duRPGB

I think its highly relevant to some of my friends right now 🙂

7 Signs He’s Not That Into You

Have you ever been in a dating situation where you really like the new guy you’ve been seeing, but something seems to be a bit off? Maybe he’s shy, or he works too much, or he wants to take things slowly. Or maybe, just maybe, he’s not that into you. Here are seven tell-tale signs that you should pick up and move on.

1. He’s not trying to see you.
If there is one thing guys have made clear, it’s that if they want to see you, they’ll find a way. If you find yourself doing most of the inviting and planning, maybe you should take a step back and figure out why. It could just be that he’s lazy and likes the fact that you’re planning everything (entirely different issue), but if you’re in the beginning of a relationship, it most likely means he’s not that into it. Quit making plans and see what happens.

2. You are doing too much for him without much in return.
If you do one or more of these things (note: they progressively get worse) every time you hang out, you may not be his dream girl, you may just be a replacement for his mother.
– Make him baked goods
– Make him dinner
– Give him rides to places
– Do his laundry
– Pay for his … well, anything

Sure, nice gestures like making him dinner are absolutely something you should do if you like him a lot, but if he’s not offering to do the dishes, it’s time to scrap the relationship altogether.

3. He only wants to see you for “you know what.”
This is pretty simple. If after one or two legitimate dates your subsequent relationship has consisted of calls,texts and hangouts past 9pm, you might want to question his intentions. Again, if a guy likes you he will want to learn more about you, before he gets to know you in the, ahem, biblical sense.

4. You haven’t been introduced to his friends.
No, it’s not that he wants to keep you all to himself. Be honest with yourself. When he likes you, he’s going to want to show you off and see what his friends think about you. By introducing you to his friends, who are presumably a big part of his life, it shows that he wants to include you in all aspects of his life.

5. He talks about his ex … a lot.
So this does not necessarily mean he could never be in to you, but for now, there is a mental block in the form of his heartless ex that is getting in the way of your becoming the next leading lady in his life. And while you like him and want to be supportive, don’t be tricked into thinking he’s madly in love with you when he broke up with someone else fewer than three months ago. You want a guy who is looking forward to his future with you, not someone who is lusting over his pathetic past.

6. He doesn’t remember important things about you.
This is a big one. If he really is in to you, he’ll make sure to remember the details. And I’m not talking your birthday; that is a requirement. Little things, like maybe you have a big presentation at work and he wishes you luck, or he tries listening to your favorite band after you’ve mentioned you like the music. Small gestures like these indicate he really values you and wants you to feel special.

7. You’re going out for burritos every night.
Wait, who doesn’t love some good Chipotle every once in a while? Key phrase: “Every once in a while.” Casual dinners are great; but at the beginning stages of a relationship, he should be putting in a little more effort to impress you. You can save the rice and beans for later on down the road.

Feb 272010

Ok, so as many of you know, I was a HUGE fan of Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog… well I found something else with Felicia Day in it, which has me on the floor laughing so hard… check it out…