Saturday, December 30, 2006

Power still out

We eat meat.

Ice storm

The power has been out for a couple of hours now... Its not fun anymore.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Ingenious

I got a game called ingenious for nicole for xmas. It is a fun dominoes like game.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas Eve



Just working on getting the LCD TV hooked up to the satelite dish. It's not as fun as it sounds.

Have a rockin' Christmas!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Lunch at Target



I was shopping around town all day today and so I didn't get a chance to eat until later. I finally grabbed a late lunch at a Super Target. For less than $9 I got a very good Italian Sandwich, a large bag of honey mustard pretzels that I am still munching on now, and a four pack of pomegranate Izze to drink. It was a good lunch.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Game Night at Aaron's

Chai-in' the Most

Hey, it looks like Blogger Beta is now open to all, and so I can post directly to blogger from my cell phone. Rock on.
So this is what i am doing right now, playing with blogger and drinking chai with Jenette at Radina's.


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Wii Have a Winner

I don't know about you, but my last few days has been spent sleeping in, ignoring e-mails of students that want to know their grade two days early and playing the Wii. I think that if you haven't been doing the aforementioned items you are missing out on a heck of a good start to Christmas break.

Check back for a better Wii review soon.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Woot!



My finals are done, all of my homework is turned in, and the grades for my classes that I teach are turned in. Time for the Wiikend!
A-boo-yeah!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Finals

Not much to say about today... it's just finals time.

Grow ver. 1


It has been awhile since I have posted a game, so here is a new one for you. Grow version 1 is a prequel of sorts to the other Grow games. The point of the game is to grow the object at the start of the game, and the choices you make along the way makes it grow into different things. Its not complicated, but quite fun. Check it.

Also check out Grow Ornament from last year.

Monday, December 11, 2006

An apple a day will drive me insane

I think one of the grossest/most annoying sounds there is, is of somebody eating an apple. Why do I bring this up? Because there is someone eating an apple close to me in the computer lab and I can hear all the smacking/sucking/smooshing sounds and it is driving me crazy! Gah!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Ah, Chicken! Yip yip yip yip...

Best Sesame Street skit ever:


You can't get stuff like that anymore.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Pink hiar for the Aztecs

This is a rather unflattering picture of my Aztec professor Dr. McCrea.

The point is the pink hair though. I have had a fair amount of people ask me about how the class is, and during my description of the class Dr. McCrea's pink hair always comes up. So there is a visual for you (Clicky to see better). It is actually pretty faded by now, but you get the idea. (p.s. The class was very good, I highly suggest taking classes from her.)

What is even funnier about the pink hair is that when a guest speaker, from somewhere on the east coast, came to talk about the Aztecs, he had just died his hair... the exact same color as hers. The next day in class Dr. McCrea had to withstand a barrage of questions about why you have to have pink hair to study the Aztecs.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Frenzy Ole



One night while we were all up at my dad's house a couple of years ago we must have got very bored. So we decided to do what anybody would do in a situation like that; make a stop motion video.

I give you Frenzy Ole:

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Coffee

I ended up working on my Aztec paper for around 7 hours today at Radina's. This is what it looked like:

I am very tired now.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Sigh

So we joined the modern age today, Nicole and I got cell phones. It's not all that bad, we can call long distance again, and sine we got on Chris and Jenette's plan we are saving alot of money.

Really the only thing that is sigh worthy is that I can't post pics from my cell phone directly to this blog. The problem is on Bloggers side of things though, so hopefully everything will be fixed soon. Until then I will post over on my Temporary Moblog, and then when I get around a computer I will repost the picture over here. For example:

p.s. I added my Amazon Wishlist to the sidebar on the right... hint hint. ^_^

Friday, December 01, 2006

Rocks don't go in laser guns

Last night when I was trying to fall asleep I was pondering body hair. Some men take pride in having a body covered in hair, I personally do not like body hair. So in thinking of reasons why having body hair is not good (and falling halfway asleep) I came up with this reason:


Overly hairy people remind me of Neanderthals, overly hairless people remind me of aliens. Now in the case of war, who do you want to fix your laser gun, the Neanderthal or the alien? Thats right, the alien. So the less hair the better.


Let me tell you, that was quite funny when I was halfway asleep....not so much now.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Hamster in Nintendo

You gots to check this one out:


p.s. it is flippin' cold outside today.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Jones Soda Holiday Pack review 2006

Once again I decided to subject my family to the greatness that is the Jones Soda Holiday Pack. Luckily for them this year Jones made a desert pack, so we got to try sodas like Apple Pie instead of Brussels Sprout like last year.


I had also picked up a couple of Haloween sodas from this year as well.


I did record a video for each one, but since most of the sodas weren't revolting the initial reactions weren't all that great. It took me until the last three soda samples to realize that all of the good stuff is happening about 10-15 seconds after the initial taste, so I started to record for longer amounts of time. So this is all I have to give you.

First up is Apple Pie Soda.

Jones Soda Holiday Pack 2006 -- Apple Pie Soda - video powered by Metacafe
Best line: "This is so disgustin..., why do we do this?" -Maria

Next we had Cherry Pie Soda.

Jones Soda Holiday Pack 2006 -- Cherry Pie Soda - video powered by Metacafe
What to look for: Everyone is saying how it isn't that bad as they pour it out.

The last soda of the night (and I am reallying kicking myself for not filming longer sooner) was Key Lime Pie soda:

Jones Soda Holiday Pack 2006 -- Key Lime Pie Soda - video powered by Metacafe
Intresting note: Jayme claims that she could drink more than a sip of this one, but never does.

Ok, finally since we had a lot of soda leftover I mixed small amounts of all eight sodas together and gave it a taste:

Jones Soda Holiday Pack 2006 -- All Mixed Together - video powered by Metacafe
No really somehow all of the flavors canceled each other out and made "No Taste Soda".

Ok so here is a recap of how I liked each soda this year:
1. Creepy Cranberry Soda (Halloween)
2. Key Lime Pie Soda
3. All of them mixed together
4. Cherry Pie Soda
5. Banana Cream Pie Soda
6. Monster Mojo Soda (Halloween)
7. Blueberry Pie Soda
8. Lemon Drop Dead Soda (Halloween)
9. Apple Pie Soda

And if you really want to have some fun check out the taste tests from last year (gotta love Turkey and Gravy soda).

Monday, November 27, 2006

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Chicken Noodle Soup with a Square Dance on the Side

I don't know but I feel really stuck. On one hand there is Chicken Noodle Soup:

And on the other is a Christmas Square Dance in Japan:

And both of them really rock.

Ahhhh Thanksgiving!

Rush rush rush, hurry hurry.

I'll have some pics up of the festivities soon.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

You Save: $723,427.01 (100%)



Each battery normally costs $15,071, but if you act now you can get them for 27 cents a piece. Don't delay!

Monday, November 20, 2006

I am glad the week is half way over.

All it seems like I do lately is school work or hockey work. Thats not true. I have been doing many other things, but it does feel like I am busy all the time.
This weekend's hockey in Saint Louis fared about as well at K-State's football effort in Lawrence.
In better news there are only two days this week, since K-State gets off Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving! woot.
So I only have one class left to teach, one class left to take, one set of notes to make, and one homework to do before the break.

(Nicole talks more about hockey, and this picture over on her blog)


p.s. Panic! At The Disco is pretty good.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

pssssst!

Hey you, yeah you, do you want to buy a video?

Maybe one with very unlikely things happening?

1 In A Million Moments - video powered by Metacafe

Or how about stacking dice?


Not impressed? How about one featuring the worst burglar ever?


I thought you'd like that one.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Andy, Texas, Curry

Well in case you missed it this weekend was pretty good, so if you skipped it using your stasis chamber because you don't like Saturday or Sunday, man, I be you will be kicking yourself after you read this post. Here is three reasons why this weekend was better than, say, Monday.

1. Andy came up. Thats right Andy-man himself came up to Manhattan to rock it Eastern Kansas style.
Here we (well Aaron, Andy and Nicole) are before the start of the Texas game. We got there a couple of hours early, and it was a good thing because the student section filled up pretty quickly.

2. K-State beats Texas. It's not like people didn't like Coach Prince before, but after this game I am sure that they all will love him.

This is the only picture I got during the game. This play actually turned out to be a touchdown for the Wildcats.
This is what it was like after the game was over:


Here is the crowd pouring onto the field from the other side of the stadium. It's a better video than mine.


After the game the field was packed with people, you can't really tell from the crow in this picture, but if you look at the Jumbotron you can see how many people are on the field.

The Collegian probably has the best picture of the night:

3. Indian food night. Raj bought Nicole and I tickets to the Indian food buffet thing that the Indian Student Alliance (or something like that) does every year. This year I enjoyed the food much more.
The veggie ball on the top left of the plate was good, and also the fried thingy that you can't really see because it is covered by the half circle chippy thing was really good when dipped in the yogurt sauce, which is in the bottom right of the plate.

Rock rock on.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Play Civ? Go on a diet!

Since it is getting to be around Christmas time I have been working on updating my Amazon Wishlist. One of the best ways to find new things to want is to look through their recommendations. After digging through a bunch of suggestions I came across this one:


Notice anything that they are implying about Civ 3 players... possibly that they are fat? How stereotypical. (But really their recommendations are based on algorithms, so there must be enough Civ 3 players that buy the fat monitor to figure that it is common enough trend to recommended it for everyone.)
I think I'll pass on it though.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Hockey, get your hockey!


Get your ice cold, a couple days old, full stream of all NHL games, straight from Google. And get it while the price is right; free. So if you like the hockey, and you don't mind watching the games a couple of days late, then you can check them all out in the new NHL section of Google videos.

It is a good idea, I just wish the games were updated a little sooner. But since I get no hockey whatsoever on my TV I can't really complain that much.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Dog Knight!

I have nothing to say today. Well at least nothing that is thought provoking, funny, or insightful... not like my blog posts are normally any of those. But today I admit that I have nothing. So i will just find you a random picture to look at:

Monday, November 06, 2006

She's a Lobster

Cutest Halloween picture:

It's my niece Nicole Jade dressed up as a lobster. I don't know if she approves.

Friday, November 03, 2006

King Oil and the Sugar Creek Gang

I don't want many things from my childhood, mainly because I still have them all. But there are two things that I always keep an eye out for.

The first is a board game that my Grandpa (in Denver) has called King Oil. This game is what really got me into liking board games. The game is played by randomizing the oil field, and then you buy land and drill in your land to find oil. The game goes on until you break the other players or all the oil wells are drilled. I always wanted to play that game with my Grandpa when I went to visit him (and still do). Luckily he still has it all in one piece, so hopefully someday I will have it. (Really, out of everything that my grandparents in Denver have, I would be happy with just their board games...well and the next item.)

The other thing that I would really like to have is a copy of the series of books called the Sugar Creek Gang. These books are about a group of kids (all boys?) that have more than their fair share of adventures. My dad read all of the books to me as bed time story over what I would guess was couple of years. I think he read them to all of us kids, but after we grew up we passed them on to our cousins, so I have no idea of where the copy of the series that we had is now. I don't have kids of my own now, but when I do I am going to get these books to read to them.










*Side note on the books: When I was on a fishing trip in Colorado with my dad and my uncle Randy we tipped the canoe in the middle of a lake due to a very strong whirlwind, as I was flying out of the canoe an image of one of the Sugar creek book covers flashed in my head:
Now that cover is all I can remember of that incident.*
p.s. It looks like the Sugar Creek Gang is now a video series too.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

5 things I learned today

1) Belarus, a country in the former Soviet Union is basically communist. They had an election a couple of years ago, the elected socialist ruler then disregarded the Constitution and suspended all further elections.

2) Everyone that has a tablet PC says that they will never go back to not having a tablet PC. This leads me to believe that if you are looking for a new computer you should consider a tablet PC.

3) Cream of chicken and wild rice soup tastes better without mushrooms than with mushrooms, and a generous dash of pepper and salt greatly improves the flavor. (I think the reason that no mushrooms is good is because the mushroom flavor overpowers the subtitle flavors of the chicken.)

4) While Photoshop can do many things, it has a hard time of completely changing the colors of a specific object while still making that object look realistic. (If you have any hints for me I would greatly appreciate it.)

5) Statistics is a field where you can basically decide how hard you want to work. If you want to take a job that is high stress you will be compensated greatly for it, but if you want an easy going job there are a decent amount of them for less (but still good) pay.

6) *Bonus* I have decided that I am done with stress. And I do not feel the need to put myself in stressful situations. The pay that I get in whatever job I fall into might not be in the 100k range, but I will also be allowed to live a good life. A fair trade if you ask me.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween

With all the blood to drink and the kids to eat it is quite understandable that many of us do not have time to celebrate this wonderful day properly. At the very least you should carve a digital pumpkin.

Spook spook on.

(This one rates high on the dorky post factor)

Monday, October 30, 2006

Tornado Bird


The main event this last weekend was the K-State Football game against Iowa State. We ended up winning 31-10 but we didn't play nearly as well as the score shows. We couldn't get anything going until the fourth quarter and by then it just seemed like Iowa State just got tired. The good thing is, is that we are now only one win away from being bowl eligible. And we have a very young team this year so things should only be going up for the next couple of years. Beware Big XII, we will get you like Willie on a Tornado Bird:

Friday, October 27, 2006

Double Wires

Who knew that Spiderman had it so hard? In Double Wires you play the role of a Spiderman like person who moves by shooting wires out of your hands and then swinging. All you try to do is get as far along as possible. It sounds easy, but it turns out to be very difficult. Difficult and very addicting. Addicting and very fun. Check it out.
My high score so far is 38.96yrds.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

7 Flint

On Thursday Aaron and I have to give a presentation in our Aztec class. Part of the material that I am presenting on is about Aztec rituals and their calendar system. When I was looking around the internets for some extra information I found a site that converts any date into the corresponding date in the Aztec calendar. I was born on:

Which is the Aztec year of 7-Flint, in the month of 1 - Dog, and on the day of 8 - Motion. A very good day indeed. When were you born?

Friday, October 20, 2006

3 most important things.

Here are the three most important things that happened last week (that I have good pictures of):

1. K-State tricks Nebraska into beating them, thus giving Nebraska an over inflated since of confidence for when they play again, thus allowing the Wildcats to win the Big XII North uncontested next year (Coach Prince is brilliant when it comes to things like this). No, really it was that K-State allowed too many big plays from the Huskers and then couldn't respond with touchdowns of their own. The Cats drives just always seemed to stall once they got close to the red zone.

2. We found a really good recipe for making BBQ Chicken Pizza. The crust was good as well as the toppings.

3. For game night we carved pumpkins and placed glow sticks in them. Chris' Storm Trooper came out really good. For more on this event check out Nicole's blog.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Sony Bravia Ads

Remember the paint bombs video from my Color post last September:


Well it turns out that they were doing that to film another ad for the Sony Bravia:


The last ad from Sony about the Barvia was the bouncy ball ad.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Only the Cardinals

It only could have happened to the Arizona Cardinals. With minutes to go in the 3rd quarter the Cards were up on the Chicago Bears by 20. 20 points on Monday Night Football, against the NFL favorite Bears. Only a monumental meltdown could have given the Bears a chance. Guess who melted down? Everyone except for the Bears defense. Arizona stopped playing extremely well, even Grossman and the Bears offense couldn't get anything done. But none the less the Cards found a way to lose, missing a last second 40 yard field goal to retake the lead. (After Bears fumble recovery for a touchdown and a punt return for a touchdown.) It was probably the saddest game I have ever seen.

Only the Cardinals can make football sad. (Game Recap)

Monday, October 16, 2006

Hey, you.

'The Man' wants you to get work done. You don't want to do what 'The Man' wants you to do, do you? 'Stick it to "The Man"' by 'watching' these 'videos'.

Physics simulators doing what they do best:


When hills attack:


Quick change artist:


Minivan Struck by lightning:


Chupacabra caught:


Colbert to gets the money:


I bet 'The Man' is pissed now.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

8am woo-buddy!

Do you know how you can tell if you have to get up too early every morning?

If waking up at 8am is considered sleeping in.
...and it actually feels like it.

:P

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Internatinal

Yeah, I just saw that the address that I had in my signature for all the emails that I have sent out for the past 4 years was spelled wrong.

Suck it spell check!
Grammar check you're next!

Red Game

Red is a game where you try to keep planets and asteroids from hitting your base and killing you. The game is played by having the random orbs fall from the sky and you defend your base by shooting at them with white anti-asteroid balls. There are the standard upgrades and the such, which any game that calls itself Red must have. Overall the game is simple to learn and simple to play and looks pretty, you should probability check it.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

MIT sketching

I can't think of a use for it right now in my life, but that doesn't stop me from wanting it:

Monday, October 09, 2006

You know what it is like

to try to get work done around here?



About like that. (linky)

Michelle, K-State, Jennifer


The bad thing about posting late is that other people already have said what needs to be said. So for more information on the weekend check out Nicole's and Michelle's posts.

But this weekend consisted of three things:

1. Michelle and her friend Lauren came down to rock it with us. A good time was had by all.

2. K-State pulled out a late game comeback over the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Freshmen; Freeman, Patton and Coach Prince looked very good in the win. A good time was had by all.

3. Jennifer from the Stat Dept. came up to watch the game with a friend of hers. She invited all of us to go out with her to make smores after the game. A good time was had by all.

I guess if I needed to summarize the weekend it would be: A goo dime was hand buy y'all.

...wait

Friday, October 06, 2006

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Boot to the head

Remember Marcus Vick stomping on a player's leg last year?
Well Albert Haynesworth of the Tennessee Titans one upped him by stomping on Andre Gurode's face from the Dallas Cowboys last weekend.

Gurode got more than 30 stitches.
Haynesworth got five games.
Haynesworth got off easy.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Denver log


Oi vey, I have had alot of things to do for the last two days.

The P(last weekend=fine|circumstances)=1.00 . *Ha Ha stat joke*

The main points from the Denver trip are:
-Car broke down in Abilene, and we put a new battery in it.
-Car broke down outside of Hays, and Amber and her mom rescued us.
-Got the car fixed by Five Star Auto in Hays, Kansas (link bait)
-Car broke down in Colby because Five Stay Auto from Hays, Kansas doesn't know what they are doing and are bad (a crappy car service place).
-Denny from Denny's Auto Repair in Colby, Kansas gets the car.
-The hockey team comes to rescue us.
-We play hockey at the Bladium and go 1-3, with game scores of 5-6, 0-8, 6-3, 2-4. We beat one of the CU teams. Overall we played very well for our first weekend out.
-We ate dinner with all my family from the Denver area.
-My dad drove us back to Colby to pick up the car.
-Denny (From Denny's Auto Repair of Colby Kansas (67701)) is the man and fixes our car for real.
-We make it home.

If you want to see some pics of the adventure check out Nicole's blog.
If we want to see our adventures in comic book form check out Chris' blog.

If your car breaks down in Hays don't go to Five Star Auto.
If your car breaks down in Colby go to Denny's Auto Repair.

Ah the power of page rank.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Base


I made it back, we had some good times last weekend, I'll have a full post about it later sometime.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Denver Ho!

Here in a couple of minutes I will be heading out to Colorful Colorado to go play in a pre-season hockey tournament in Denver at the Bladium. I'll try to get one or two posts up over the weekend, but no guarantees.

Until then, discuss whether or not a successful football team is something that a college should strive for. Who(m)ever makes the best argument gets a point.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Know thy football history

THE play:



1982 California vs Stanford

Sudoku Samurai

Today I messed up a Sudoku puzzle in the shortest amount of time ever. See this example for how many step it took before I made a mistake:

This isn't the exact puzzle, but it was that bad of a mistake. I didn't catch the problem until the next number I tried to write down should have gone on top of it.
I am pretty much a Sudoku Samurai.

Today's events include writing a paper, doing a huge homework and making a test. All of which needs to get done by today. So I'll be hanging around wifi hotspots all day, so if you have a chance come by and rock it on out with me.