Daily Archives: Wednesday, 01 April 2009

Housecleaning… sorta

I seriously need a “cleaning out my tab bar” category tag.

Chops Winterguard, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It’s unclear if they’re performing this season or next season, but I want to ask if they take performers who have aged out since Independent World class guards don’t have an age limit.

Legacy Winterguard, based in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. Same deal as Chops.

Rosemead School of Psychology, part of Biola University in California. Just a thought.

J.K. Rowling’s commencement speech to Harvard in June 2008, “The Fringe Benefits of Failure“. It’s actually a decent read. I didn’t bother actually watching the speech ’cause that’s not really my thing.

I don’t know what to think about this picture, but I’m 100% sure that Luke 22:36 is incorrectly quoted. [EDIT: Luke 22:36 is known as ‘The Sword Verse’ and reads “He said to them, ‘But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.’” in the NIV version of the Bible. It is, unfortunately, not as inaccurately quoted as I thought.]

Chuck Palahniuk, one of my brother’s favorite authors. Johnny says, “I love his social commentary” and has read Fight Club, Diary, and most recently Invisible Monsters. Good for future gift-giving reference.

On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs. Skip over the weird “Killology” part at the top and it’s actually thought-provoking. I believe I’m becoming more libertarian in my old age.

Winterguard Vids on YouTube. I got through Code Black’s 2007 performance before the internet died on me and I lost patience with tosses I couldn’t see from the top bleacher.

Alphabet survey

[[ T H E – A L P H A B E T ]]
answer, fill in the blanks, be truthful.
stolen from D. via Facebook.

A-re you single?: Yes.

B-uy your own clothes?: Yes.

C-an you lick your elbow?: Not the last time I checked, no.

D-escribe the perfect guy/girl: Hmm.. someone who knows me well enough in know when I need a disciplined hand but who won’t abuse the power I give him or her; who will sing to me when I’m afraid; who will laugh with me; who likes anime; who is intelligent and respected in his or her community; who needs me; and who can put up with my craziness without making it worse.

E-ver puked after a roller coaster?: No.

F-riends with benefits are OK, right?: Eh, yes. But only if both parties understand the situation clearly.

G-ood looks are the most important thing?: No.

H-ave you said “I love you” and meant it?: Yes.

I-s Facebook your lifeline?: No; should it be?

J-ealousy can be described as: Insecurity + possessiveness.

K-iss and tell?: Not usually. I’ll write about it, though.

L-ife isn’t worth living if: I can’t write.

M-oments you share with whom are unforgettable?: … I’m not sure I really understand the question.

N-ever: Surrender.

O-ver your latest ex?: Yes. It’s complicated.

P-erson who makes you laugh the hardest: Good question.

Q-ueen Bee in the 3rd grade was: Uh… Victoria? I barely remember anyone at all from third grade. Seriously; I can name all the people I can remember on one hand.

R-andom quotation you love: “More than angry words, I hate this silence; it’s getting so loud.”

S-een any good movies lately?: Sure.

T-he first friend you ever had was: Hmm, my parents would say Kyle, but I don’t remember him. Then they’d say Virgil, but I barely remember him, either. The first friend I picked myself was Victoria.

U-nder what circumstances would you cheat on your (theoretical) partner?: There are plenty of circumstances for cheating, though I would loathe doing it.

V-ery awkward situations make you: Uncomfortable.

W-hat does your ideal dinner consist of?: Depends on the situation.

X-boy/girlfriends are good for: Writing about. *evil laughter*

Y-our best advice on life is: Be brave and kind.

Z-ebra print?: Could you just not come up with a good “Z” question, or what? *thinks for a minute* I have a zebra print cocktail dress.