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Ruh-oh!
8/26/06---Saturday---12:30 PM
Well, before I march into the real reason for this post, it's probably a good idea to clarify on the nature of the situation.

You see, I'm a jump roper. Sounds crazy yes, but this isn't playground-style. Take a look @ the Youtube video in my Mods...even that doesn't accurately define the sport. It's not just double dutch. There's singles speed, speed relay, double dutch speed, singles freestyle, pairs freestyle, double dutch freestyle, triple unders, 3-minute speed ( ), and the list goes on. It's a tournament centered-sport, where the various teams participating will compete against each other. Winners are broken down into the following age categories:
*10 and under
*11-12
*13-14
*15-17 (my age group(
*18-29
*29-49
*50 and over (yes, there are old people involved as well :)

So to give you the scope of these tournaments...there are regional tournaments, as well as Nationals and even Worlds. Nationals is held in Disneyworld every year, and Worlds changes host cities like the Olympics. I've been to Nationals for a few years, never made it to Grand Nationals, but I've placed a few times.

I used to be a with a very small team, who weren't exactly 100% serious about the sport (yes it is a sport). That's ok though, they were my 2nd family so to speak. This last Nationals in June was our last year together because our Coach had other things to take care of in her life, and driving for and hour from Seattle just to work with us can take its toll. So I've been invited to join a new, more serious team known as Hotdog USA. Lol, interesting name, but they're really good.

We just recently got a list of expenses and fees...I published them in a few entries back. Unfortunately, we may not be able to cover them. Now while this sport may seem insignificant to you, it's been a huge part of my life for the past 5 years. Not being able to do it would be...well, disasterous. I've been looking forward to practicing with these people for so long, because I think I may actually be able to get somewhere...I hope that doen't sound concieted, it's just that the degree of skill they implement is something I feel I could really benefit from. My old team was great, but these guys are more competitive and that's what I need as of now. How would I be able to pay approximately $150 a month? Get a job...which would further complicate things because:

1.) I don't have my license yet, meaning my mom would have to escort me to work -_-
2.) With Junior year coming up, things are gonna start heating up in terms of academics...college, SAT, lots of AP classes...it's intimidating.

But the worst part is, my dad was completley backing me and my sister on joining. My sister, Marissa, was hesitant about practicing with the Hotdogs because she was intimidated and felt underclassed...so I've been working with her on gymnastics and such for about an hour a day, and she's really getting somewhere that she didn't think she was capable of a few weeks ago. And now my dad says "Oh wait, haha sorry I can't pay for you anymore." Wtf?

Gah. I really hope things work out.

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A Startling Revelation
8/25/06 Friday, 12:55 pm
So one day, I was wondering why exactly it was that NUtang is incomprehensibly better than Myspace. The answer has come at last.

WE DO THINGS

Myspace is essentially a NUtang without captivating blogs, without a Protista Point System, without a great community, without unlimited gallery hosting, without complete customization of site, and without intelligence. While we are busy writing witty blogs and contributing to the community, Myspacers are busy hosting questionable pics of their emoselves and posting comments saying "Haha 0mGz uR hare lo0ks so k3wt t0day!!1!" While we are busy making friends, Myspacers are busy herding every person they've ever met eye contact with in their lives into a list so that they may look "popular" and be percieved as cool so that their repuation in school will surely sky-rocket. Here on NUtang, you can comment complete strangers without coming across as a stalker, and win points to buy new and cool things for your site. Does Myspace have any of these things? Nope, only if you sleep with Tom.

End of rant.

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The Indomitable Survey
Thursday. 8.24.06 6:07 pm
Heh, found an old survey that I took when I was 14. Since I have some major time on my hands, I decided to re-take it and keep some of the old answers as funnies :D

Your full name:: Brian Hsu
Age:: 16
Height:: 6' 1"
Natural hair color:: very very dark brown...but it looks black.
Eye colour:: brown
Number of siblings:: Uno sister
Glasses/contacts?:: glasses

Piercings:: none
Tattoos:: not yet...maybe....who knows. I'm undecided
Braces?:: Yup
FAVORITE

Color:: Green
Band:: who knows
Song:: who knows
Stuffed animal:: I have some little things from like when I was 2 sitting on my shelf...but I don't really have a favorite.
Video game:: Phantasy Star Online
TV show:: Meh...don't really watch TV that much. Either South Park or Family Guy
Movie:: The Matrix Trilogy
Book:: I'll get back to you on that
Food:: Anything from Cafe Indochine (Thai restaurant near my house)
Game on a cell phone:: Snake...but not on a plane XD
CD cover:: Sound of Revenge (lol)
Flower:: ....yes...flowers...
Scent:: oh?
Animal:: dog
Comic book::
Cereal:: Life, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cheerios, Peanut Butter Crunch
Website:: Pso-world.com
Cartoon:: Family Guy and/or South Park. But I'm not a real TV person anyway.


DO YOU

Play an instrument?:: Piano
Watch TV more than 60 hours a week?:: nope
Like to sing?:: Nope...
Have a job?:: Soon
Have a cell phone?:: Yes
Like to play sports?:: only if I'm good at it :-D
Have a boyfriend/girlfriend?:: No
Have a crush on someone?::
Live somewhere NOT in the United States?:: nope
Have more than 5 TVs in your house?:: 2's good enough
Have any special talents/skills?:: Jump rope
Excercise daily?:: Most of the time
Like school?:: Hm...depends.

CAN YOU

Sing the alphabet backwards?:: Only if I went into a coma and sang it in my sleep. (lol I wrote this when I was 14??)
Stand on your tip toes without wearing shoes?:: Ow.
Speak any other languages?:: Not really...used to sort of speak Chinese but it vanished
Go a day without food?:: Not without passing out.
Stay up for more than 24 hours?:: Yup
Read music, not just tabs?:: Nope.
Roll your tongue?:: How do you do that?
Eat a whole pizza?:: If I hadn't eaten for a day or 5.

HAVE YOU EVER

Snuck out of the house?:: No reason to.
Cried to get out of trouble?:: No
Gotten lost in your city?:: Let's hope not.
Seen a star?:: Well, if you go outside and look up at night you might just get lucky...
Been to any other countries besides the united states?:: Only Canada.
Had a serious surgery?:: Not serious.
Stolen something important to someone else?:: No
Solved a rubiks cube?:: Yes...peeling of the stickers is a great method.
Gone out in public in your pajamas?:: Not without a ski mask (I wrote this when I was 14??)
Cried over a ?:: No
Cried over a boy?:: No...
Kissed a random stranger?:: AIDS isn't my thing.
Hugged a random stranger?:: No.
Been in a fist fight?:: with my dog.
Been arrested?:: I didin't know it was illegal ok...
Had alcohol?:: Only a bit.
Laughed and had milk come out of your nose?:: No but I've seen it done.
Pushed all the buttons on an elevator?:: Tower of ?
Gone to school only to find you had the day off because of a holiday/etc?:: No.
Swore at your parents?:: Someday.
Been to warped tour?:: No.
Kicked a guy where it hurts?:: Ow...

Been close to love?:: Probably not.
Been to a casino?:: Yeah. Didn't do anything of course.
Ran over an animal and killed it?:: Haven't gotten out of the parking lot yet :P
Broken a bone?:: Nah.
Gotten stitches?:: Yes.
Had a waterballoon fight in winter?:: Snowball fight?
Drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour?:: Probably could.
Made homemade muffins?:: Maybe. I think I was 6. They sucked but at least I tried.
Bitten someone?:: My sister deserved it, ok?
Been to Disneyland/Disneyworld?:: Plenty of times (Nationals is in Disneyworld)
More than 5 times?:: This year makes it five
Been to Niagra Falls?:: No.
Burped in someones face?:: . no.
Gotten the chicken pox?:: Yes


WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YOU

Brushed your teeth:: This morning.
Went to the bathroom:: Never.
Saw a movie in theaters:: I think it was Superman Returns
Read a book:: Only when Mrs. Weddle demands.
Had a snow day:: Whenever it snowed last year.
Had a party:: Does Megan's cabin count?
Had a slumber party:: Same as above
Made fun of someone:: All the time
Tripped in front of someone:: Probably at the cabin while attempting to climb a hill
Went to the grocery store:: Few days ago.
Got sick:: Long ago...
Cursed:: Today. Probably at Kelsey. (Lol...left the original answer for comic relief)


PICK ONE

Fruit/vegetables:: Fruit
Black/white:: Black.
Lights on/lights off:: Hmm....depends on the mood.
TV/movie:: Movie.
Car/truck:: Car.
Body spray/lotion:: Body spary.
Cash/check:: Cash.
Pillows/blankets:: Blankets.
Headache/stomach ache:: Headache.
Paint/charcoal:: Charcoal.
Chinese food/mexican food:: Both are good.
Summer/winter:: Winter.
Snow/rain:: Snow.
Fog/misty:: Misty.
Rock/rap:: Hard decision.
Meat/vegetarian:: Meat.
Boy/girl:: Duh.
Chocolate/vanilla:: Chocolate.
Sprinkles/icing:: Icing.
Cake/pie:: Pie.
French toast/french fries:: French Fries.
Strawberries/blueberries:: Straberries.
Ocean/swimming pool:: Ocean.
Hugs/kisses:: Hmm...kisses I guess.
Cookies/muffins:: Muffins!!
Wallet/pocket:: Pocket.
Window/door:: Window.
Pink/purple:: Purple.
Cat/dog:: Dog.
Long sleeve/short sleeve:: Short sleeves.
Pants/shorts:: Shorts
Winter break/spring break:: Winter break=longer.
Spring/autumn:: Autumn.
Clouds/clear sky:: Clear sky.

FRIENDSHIP

How many friends do you have?:: Enough.
What are their names?:: Too lazy.
Do you have a best friend?:: I don't know.
Have you ever liked one of your friends?:: ...hmmm...
Do you have more guy friends or more friends?:: About even I guess.
Have you ever lost a friend?:: Not really. They moved away and so we kinda stop talking...does that count?
Have you ever gone to an amusement park with a friend?:: Yup.
Whats an inside joke between you and a friend?:: Inside jokes are meant to stay inside :)
Have you ever gotten in a big arguement with a friend?:: Not really.
Whats the nicest thing youve ever done for a friend?:: I dunno.
Whats the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you?:: Be my friend XD
Do you miss any of your old friends?:: Not necessarily "miss" them, but catching up is nice.
What friend have you known the longest?:: Hmm....I'm not really sure.
Do you regret anything youve done to a friend?:: Yes
If so, what is it?:: Being intolerant, concieted, and judgemental.
How often do you spend time with your friends?:: Well, when school starts everyday :-\
Do any of your friends drive?:: Yes.
Has a friend of yours ever died?:: Fortunately, no.
Whats the dumbest thing youve done with a friend?:: Forrest really does a lot of stupid stuff so I don't know (original answer kept for laughs)
What do you think your friends think of you?:: I don't know...hopefully its for the better.

LOVE AND STUFF
Have you ever been in love?:: No
If you have, with who?:: Read above answer
Are you single?:: Yup
Are you in a relationship?:: ...read above answer
If so, for how long?:: ...one again...
Do you believe there is someone for everyone?:: Yup.
What is your idea of the best date?:: I honestly don't care.
What was your first kiss like?:: First kiss? Lol I haven't gotten there yet...
Do you think love is a load?:: Not if it's real love.
Whats the best experience youve ever had with the opposite ?:: Can't even say there has been a best moment....yes I am a looser (original answer kept for "rolling of the eyes")
If you are single, have you had any boyfriends/girlfriends before?:: Hah, I'm not sure if it even counts.
Have you ever been dumped?:: Sort of? It was a mutual thing.
Have you ever dumped someone?:: Above answer.


WORD ASSOCIATION

Slippers:: Clarence
Hat:: Jake
Free:: food
Space:: ship
Taste:: pizza
Good charlotte:: drums
Red:: Walls.
Deep:: Well.
Heart:: Valentines Day.
Cord:: Internet
Fluff:: Clarence
Rain:: Refreshing.
Work:: School.
Pedal:: Bicycle.
Bed:: Lol...no it is not $ex. Sleep. (original answer kept for humurousu reasons)
Race:: Track.
Knife:: Stab!
Jump:: Rope, of course ;-)
I...

am:: Brian.
want:: Phantasy Star Universe
need:: stuff
crave:: stuff
love:: Laughing and being happy.
hate:: Work.
feel:: stuff. Lol...only kidding.
miss:: Alaska, Jump rope, etc.
am annoyed by:: growing up
am tired of:: School.
will always:: ...I don't know.


RANDOM

What is your favorite genre of music?:: Pretty much anything w/ a good beat that doesn't involve the words "country." I must say, techno is nice :)
What time is it now?:: 4:34 pm
What day is it?:: August 24th, 2006
Whens the last time you called someone?:: yesterday
How much money do you have right now?:: $$$!!
Are you hungry?:: Hellz ya...
Whatcha doin?:: This quiz
Do you like parades?:: Ugh...no. So boring. Unless you're in them :D (jump rope)
Do you like the moon?:: Yeah.
What are you going to do when youre done with this?:: Video games, go outside jump rope/gymnastics. Something entertaining.
Isnt cup a funny word when you repeat it over and over?:: Jeez, way to be immature :)
If you could have any magical power what would it be?:: To be able to do anything.
Have you ever had a picnic?:: Yes.
Did you ever have one of those skip-its when you were young?:: No.
What about sock em boppers?:: What great inventions. But no.
Are you wearing any socks right now?:: Nope
DO YOU THINK YOU ARE

sarcastic?:: All the time.
lazy?:: All the time.
hyper?:: Sometimes.
friendly?:: I try
evil?::
smart?:: nah
strong?:: define "strong"...
talented?:: only in things involving ropes and jumping XD
dorky?:: To the max (original answer kept for...oh what the hell, you get the idea)

FOR OR AGAINST

suicide:: A
love:: F
drunk drivers:: A
airplanes:: F
canada:: F
united states:: F
rock music:: F
gay marriage:: F
school:: F
surveys:: A
parents:: A
cars:: F
killing:: depends
britney spears:: A
coffee:: F
pants:: A


WOULD YOU EVER

Sky dive?:: Ugh I that dropping feeling...but maybe yes If they managed to inject me with an anisthetic and shove me out plane (holy crap...original answer)
Play strip poker?:: Lol...depends on with who :-D (holy crap again...)
Run away?:: Mm...No I don't think so.
Curse at a teacher?:: doubt it, but you never know.
Not take a shower for a week?::
Ask someone out?:: certain obvious circumstances apply
Lie to someone to make them think better of you?:: No.
Visit a foreign country for more than a month?:: Sure.
Go scuba diving?:: Yeah.
Write a book?:: Maybe...only if I knew I was going to strike it rich.
Become a rockstar?:: Nah. Music isn't my calling.

MORE RANDOM

What shampoo do you use?:: It's green...
What kind of computer do you have?:: Dell.
What grade are you in?:: going to be Junior
Do you like to throw popcorn at people in the movies?:: better used for eating
Or just make out?:: mmm no thanks
How many posters do you have in your room?:: 0
How many cds do you have?:: CDs are useless. This is the mp3 age.
What time is it now?:: 4:42 pm

Lol, was funny to look back and see some of my old answers as I was filling this in. That didn't take nearly as long as before...yeesh I must've been working to hard to come up with good answers. Anyways, enjoy...but don't read the whole thing, I don't think it's healthy.

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Finito!
Wednesday. 8.23.06 5:14 pm
Well...I'm not sure if I exactly like my new template. There are some things that need changing...but I'll live with it. There are, unfortunately, some people who may have issues with this

Anyway, I'm bored now. I need something to do. Sitting all day on the comptuer like I'm doing now isn't exactly very entertaining. I'm not really sure whether or not I want school to start. I know it'll keep me busy...but I don't know whether or not I'm prepared to start working again . On the brighter side of things, Hotdogs will have started up then. Speaking of jump rope...

We got the fees, expenses, and schedule thingy from Amy. Holy hell. Ok let's just go over some of the important points:
$400 per year for team tuition
$525 per year for gymnastics
$100 for uniform
$10-15 for misc accessories


And that's just the basic stuff...then we get into tournamnet sponsoring, gas for the commute...and then double this, because both me and Marissa are going to do it. Yeesh. I don' t know if this is exactly for our family though, because us old LLs are somewhat of an exception, since we're only going to 1 gymnastics per week, and only maybe 2 practices. I realy didn't know it was going to be such a commitment for my parents...and now I kind of feel bad because they know I want to really do this, and I think they feel obligated to follow through or something. Maybe that's just being concieted or something, I dunno.

Anyways, I think I shall need to have a b-day dinner/movie w/ some people soon. Even though we're about a month late now Oh well, better late than never.

K I need to go find something to occupy myself. Ciao!

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Site Underr Constuction
Tuesday. 8.22.06 7:42 pm
...obviously.

-EDIT-
Almost done, have a few things to finish up.

Sry Kelsey, always matrix

-EDIT 2-
Alright, I think it's pretty much done. The music reloads everytime you click a link that's on my page...lol I can see how that would get annoying, but for now...

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Last minute!
Monday. 8.21.06 12:09 am
Went to Megan's cabin this weekend. Add another bulletin to the list of things I should be doing, rather than wasting away my summer on the computer.

Anyways, lots of stuff. Particularly lots of Nutter Butters, soda, and food. Too much food...Hotdogs aren't gonna like this =D Oh well, it was worth it. What exactly did we do? I don't know. Swimming, Solitare, bonfires, watch a movie (that only me and John were awake for haha)....and that was about it. But somehow it felt like I was always doing something, even if it was staying up till the wee hours of the next day drawing, watching movies, etc. Yes, folks, I did not really sleep at all. I slept for a total of about 2-3 hours the entire trip lol.

I dont' know why, I just liked being alone in the night. And in the early morning, when the fog was sweeping in over the lake...I dunno I liked the solitude. But of course I needed the my chums to entertain me for the rest of the day :D

Hm...so 7 days in Florida, 7 days in Alaska...and 2 days @ Megan's cabin. I only used 2 weeks and 2 days of my summer :( Fug. I need to do things more often.

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Woots!
Thursday. 8.17.06 12:21 am
Muahah I got my final exam scores back from the Internet Academy course...and I only missed 2! That means my final grade for the class was 95.7% which also means that my B in Thompson gets replaced with the new majesty Haha this is so exciting, that probably bumps my GPA some!

Today I had a little reunion with the Hotdogs that I went to Alaska with...good times! I really want to start practicing w/ the rest of the team...because I don't know who Amy is goingn to stick me with and I'm kind of nervous to get it over with lol. She suggests I go to Worlds in about 2 years...which is pretty daunting an illogical because I can't even get top 5 at Nationals yet Oh well I guess it'll be a good experience. Holy crap I'll be 18 then.

Ok so that was a terribly un-descriptive and poorly written entry, but ya know life calls (a.k.a mother telling me to get off the computer).

SO, if Kelsey Heyd is reading this I can't really mail you a new username lol but I'll think of one and talk to you on AIM about it...BUT PLZ DON'T MAKE IT MUSICAL. Wasn't your Xanga one like Televison or something, and isn't your myspace about Vines? Yeah. None of that

Pizzout!

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Ransdom
Monday. 8.14.06 7:49 pm
Woot! Updated the gallery.

Mucho jump rope pics...probably will add some others later.

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