Thursday. 3.29.07 2:40 pm
It was very stormy last night here in the Texas panhandle. There were also about 4 or 5 different tornadoes. Very scary when you live outside of town. Other than that not much has happened. I start my new job in 4 days. Or training for my new job rather. It should be fun nonetheless. I'm starting out at just under 8 dollars an hour, and I'll be working over 40 hours per week. Sure, it'll take away from my computer time, but I'll be making quite a bit of money, which I'll need later to get into college. Other than the storms and getting a new job in 4 days, nothing else has happened recently. So, I'll end this entry :D
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Monday. 3.26.07 2:22 pm
Well, I think
I know what the problem with my gallery is. I don't know the workings behind NuTang, but I think Dave could probably make a CSS class that would allow the albums in the gallery to be repositioned. That would be good :D
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Sunday. 3.25.07 3:16 pm
That was probably the quickest redesign that I've done yet. Thank Papagoya for templates. They saved my afternoon. Pretty much all I did was get the Icemelon template, change the links at the top to my pages (instead of le_battements) and re-align the text to the way I like it :D
I'm thinking about heading over to CSS Zen Garden
and fixing it up for my page. I'll just have to toy around with it for a bit I suppose...
Well, other than that I have nothing else to write for the now. I'm just feeling kind of embarrassed, I looked at the length of my last entry, it was not too long, so I'm posting a supplementary post. :)
Well, I'll be back later :)
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Why I am glad to not be a potato...
Friday. 3.23.07 3:42 pm
Well, I got to thinking the other day while I was cooking french fries at work. If I were a potato, life would suck. Right now I have it so much better than a potato.
A potato is brought into the world for the sole purpose of being eaten. But of course we cant keep it at that no... First we cut off the skin of the potato, and the eyes also come off in the process. After that a potato is washed in hot water, and cut into little pieces. And if that wasn't enough, we then freeze the little potatolets, put them in a bag with a bunch of other potatolets, and ship them all over the world. Still that is not enough to please our appetite for the destruction of the potatoes, we then boil them in 350 degree oil for nearly 3 minutes. Then we pour salt on them and eat them. (Often dipping them in a thick puree of their friend, the tomato.)
Well, I'm glad I'm not a potato.
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Friday. 3.23.07 2:19 pm
Well, it would seem that a malicious bit of code has taken over my life. Known as the World of Warcraft MMORPG, it attempts to violently rip you from everything else you possibly care about on the computer. The only way to escape this undying nuisance is to secure yourself a computer that is uninfected with the "game" and hope that you don't reinstall it. Although I have succumbed to the temptation of reinstalling the life stealer (as it shall henceforth be known,) my computer is not yet powerful enough to handle the awesome 3D graphics and superior plot-line of the life stealer. Oh my, I seem to have been taken over for a second by the part of my brain which is directly controlled by the life stealer. I'm not sure how long I can last without my daily dose of this nuisance, but I will have to make it until the 30th of this month until I can upgrade my ram and graphics card.
The only thing I can say to my fellow nutangers is this: do not succumb to the dark forces at work in the life stealer. Be diligent and keep your distance from this unholy work of blizzard.
Okay, in other news, I started to really miss nutang lately. My last entry was from Japan, so I think I'll update on everything that has happened since then. When I got back from Japan, I got pretty depressed (I'm out of it now) because I know it'll be quite a while until I can go back. I'm working on getting into college very soon so I can be a part of the JET program. Being in the Jet program will allow me to go to Japan for one year and teach English to Japanese high schoolers. One of the requirements though is that you must hold at least a bachelors degree in any field. So I'll be off to four years of college soon, during which I'll minor in Japanese. Well, I know this isn't a very long entry, but I'll work on staying away from World of Warcraft, and getting on nutang more during my computer time.
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Wednesday. 7.5.06 8:04 am
[I just realized, I like to blog in reverse chronological order, so please take note in that while reading this...]
Well, the title of this entry (Futon ga, Futtonda) is apparently a very funny joke here in Okinawa. I have no idea how it is funny because it was described to me as "the covers are flying." I was assured that it was not a dirty joke if anyone is wondering. I ate shoyu ramen tonight at a ramen shop. It was really good, plus I had some type of rice, I can't remember what it is called, but it was really good. I talked to my host mom in Japanese a little during supper, I just learned those parts today. She's the one who told me that the joke was not a dirty joke. After school I studied Japanese with my bud Hajime and we talked about how I was enjoying life in Okinawa, I also taught him a little English. During school I mainly just studied Japanese, I wrote a lot of Japanese, and it turns out that doing so helps me to remember words better, so I will continue doing that until I find I can no longer write Japanese words (i.e. there are no more words in Japanese)
I ate sandwiches at lunch today, a peanut butter and orange jelly sandwich, and a peanut butter and chocolate jelly sandwich. Personally I preferred the peanut butter and orange jelly sandwiches. (On a bit of a side note, in Japan, apparently bread is only eaten at breakfast. Most people would not consider having a sandwich for lunch!) I woke up at 6:40 this morning, 20 minutes later than I normally do, it was really strange, because I woke up, and had a hamburger with lettuce from McDonalds. I've never eaten a hamburger for breakfast, it was a very new experience. Well, that is about all I can think about to write about. I'll write more later. Jaa ne!
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Sunday. 7.2.06 4:49 am
Sorry about the delay, I've been doing a lot of sight-seeing lately! It's great here in Okinawa! I went on a Monorail today to Naha airport, it was really nice. I stayed at the airport for a while, just taking in the sights and people and everything about the place that I could see. I went shopping on Kokusai-dori (International Street) It was really nice there, I could not believe the amount of shops and things they had there. Yesterday I swam in the ocean and ate taco-rice from a stand near the beach, that was pretty interesting, it is exactly what it sounds like, taco meat with lettuce and tomatoes, on top of rice. I went to Okinawa World also, it was really cool, I watched eisa being performed, that was so COOL! I've never been so entranced by anything before! Eisa is a traditional Okinawan dance with drums and dancers. (Go here
for a better description!) Before yesterday, all I've been doing is going to school everyday. School here is so different! The students for the most part stay in one class all day and the teachers move rooms. I don't know enough written Japanese to pass in anything so I mainly just practice writing kanji over and over again and I read a book on how to speak Japanese. Well, I can't use my host families computer for very long, so I've got to finish this up! I'll try to update again soon and get some pictures put into my gallery! Laters!
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Thursday. 6.29.06 12:14 am
Well, I'm here in Japan, I got out of school a couple of hours ago, so I decided to head over to Nutang and post an entry about it. I can't believe how much nutang has changed over the past few months though! It's really crazy! I wonder why an invite system was implemented... I'll have to go look in the news :D Japan is great! I'm really liking it here, but it's really humid so much so that the 85 degree weather seems like really hot instead of only warm... oh well, it's still great here! I have to make this short, so I'll chat later!
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