Wednesday, January 31, 2007

For the record...I wanna go to grad school at the University of Pittsburgh, and attempt to get a pro-M.S. in GIS. I wanna live in Bloomfield (cuz it sounds nice and isn't too far from campus), and I want people to come to Pittsburgh with me (like Ellie, or Jenny and E if Jenny decides she'd rather go to seminary there). It just seems so nice and perfect for me to go to Pittsburgh...


I guess this means I have to get off my ass, doesn't it....

Saturday, January 27, 2007

I like to travel......

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I've been quite a few places. Granted, some of these (like Idaho, Maryland, or California) are on this because we drove through them for 20 miles, or I spent 2 hours in the airport. But, for the most part, I've been in these states long enough to have stayed the night. Woot, 76%, 39 states. Now, my goal is to visit some of those I haven't made it into. Like the Northwest, or Louisiana. Or Mass to visit Julie and Andy. That'd be awesome!
And, maybe, if you are lucky, you can come with me!

Friday, January 26, 2007

I wanna try something....

We'll see if this works....

I'm still not dead...

It's true. I haven't posted in a long while. And I don't really have any excuses. I'm easily distracted, is all. But when I got my SiteMeter report and saw that I only had one visit all last week, well, that means I've really been slacking, that no one even bothers to check anymore.

But the question becomes what to post. No one
really wants to read me ranting on and on about anime, and, really, other than work and sleep late, that's about all I do. That, and every weekend I find myself free, leave town. ;)

I suppose I can write about that...last weekend I took myself on a little jaunt about Indiana. First, it was just going to be to go to Anderson to visit Jenny and E, and then I decided to swing by Bloomington so Ellie wouldn't have to drive too. (saves on gas, parking, and the environment) Then, my brother became a bigger idiot. He's supposedly majoring in art education, so of course he's taking art classes. However, 3 things added up to me making an extra side jaunt to Terre Haute. 1st, my brothe
r can't drive (and doesn't have a car, even if he could drive). 2nd, he's a shut-in. He hasn't made any friends, let alone the kind that have cars. And 3rd, he's a big procrastinator like me. So Wednesday night when he IMs me, asking if there's a Michaels in Terre Haute and if we carry clay working supplies, I find out that he needs these supplies for class the next morning. He tells me Hobby Lobby sucks (to which I kinda agree), and in his favor I recall that he did attempt to go shopping on Monday (but since it was MLK day, we were pretty sure the buses weren't running in the little podunk town). So, I find out what he needs, purchase them on Thursday and Friday, and drive them up to him, and take him to Walmart for whatever else he needed. Then I drive to Bloomington, pick up Ellie and eat dinner, and head on over to Anderson. All in all, about 8 hours on the road, with another 2 hours spent either in Walmart/Ross's dorm room or eating dinner at a falafel place in Bloomington.
In Anderson, well...I spent all of Saturday in my pjs. We played games, watched RENT, played with the Sims2, read stories, played Halo2, and just hung out. Oh yeah, there was some badly acted pirate porn with almost too much plot in there, too. It was heaps of fun...I miss hanging out with people sometimes, cuz my parents definitely don't count.'s been so long since I last posted, there's bound to be more stuff.....lemme rummage through my camera, hold on....


Well...since I have a tendency to forget and leave my camera at home whenever I go somewhere (why does typing "camera" make me t
hink of some giant mutated monster attacking Tokyo?), all I have is the 2 pics from my Hanover-reunion Xmas get-together that I took before my camera battery died (perhaps defeated by Godzilla??) Unfortunately, Andy was the one behind my camera for the "group shot", so I don't actually have one of him this year. Oh well. Enjoy a bit of my Christmas, Perkins-style.

Well, laters!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Faux Klingons in the White House!

So, I ran across this via Ellie's LJ, and I couldn't help but post it here, too. This is great. This is the kind of analogy that my inner and outer geek can enjoy. And I applaud this guy on having the balls to say this in front of Congress.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

So begins another year....

....about a week ago. I know, I've been slacking lately. I've been lax. And you'll just have to deal, because I don't write this blog to entice random passers-by to become my followers. I have that cult for that, I mean, uh, yeah. Not that I've been doing anything really exciting so far this year, so it's not like I have a lot to blog about. I suppose I could talk about my "Holiday Drive" this year, complete with the one picture I took before my camera batteries died, but I'm not feeling it right now, since I should really be sleeping. I'll save that for another day. No, instead, I'll join the fold, a bit late maybe.

Earlier, and by that I mean a couple of weeks ago, my friend PF1 over there (-->) posted on her blog a little "life soundtrack" meme that I've seen friends of mine do on LJ, too. So, I decided to give it a try myself. I did it 3 times, since some of them were so very unsatisfactory. Hopefully it makes sense (i.e. the asterisks mean I feel those songs are most fitting for the category). Anyways, enjoy!

1. Open your library on your Zen or Ipod or other MP3 player

2. Put it on shuffle.

3. Press play.

4. For every question type the song that’s playing.

5. When you go to a new question press the “next” button.

Opening Credits:
“Miseria Cantare - The Beginning” by AFI*
“Strict Machine” by Goldfrapp
“The Starry Sky” by HAL (1st ending song from Angelic Layer)
Waking Up:
“Passion” by Hikaru Utada (from the Kingdom Hearts 2 soundtrack)*
“Tsuki no Ie” (2nd ending song from Outlaw Star)
“Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)” by Chevelle
Falling In Love:
“Hanabi” (7th? Ending song from BLEACH)
“Shining Days” (opening song from Mai Hime)*
“Passion” by Hikaru Utada (from the KH2 soundtrack)
Fight Song:
“Tsuki no Curse” (opening song from Loveless)
“Faust” by the Gorillaz
“Believe in Heaven” (ending song from Mythical Detective Loki Ragnorok)*
Breaking Up:
“One-Eighty by Summer” by Taking Back Sunday
“The Kill” by 30 Seconds to Mars*
“Thank You!” (2nd ending song from BLEACH)
Making Up:
“Take It Away” by the Used
“Bleed Black” by AFI
“Ai no Uta” by Every Little Thing (opening song from the first InuYasha movie)*
Life’s Ok:
“Haruka Kanata” by Asian Kung-Fu Generation*
“Change the World” by V6 (1st opening song from InuYasha)
“A Decade Under the Influence” by Taking Back Sunday
Mental Breakdown:
“19 Sai” (opening song from xxxHolic)*
“po’d pod” by Yoko Kanno
“Little Devotional” by Taking Back Sunday
“This Celluloid Dream” by AFI
“Battlecry” (opening song from Samurai Champloo)
“Intergalactic” by the Beastie Boys*
“Treat or Goblins” (opening song from Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi)
“The Garden of Everything” by Maaya Sakamoto*
“Hands in the Sky (Big Shot)” by Straylight Run
Happy Dance:
“12D3” by the Gorillaz
“Shiki no Uta” (ending song from Samurai Champloo)
“Tsubasa wa Pleasure Line” (opening song from Chrno Crusade)*
“Savior” by 30 Seconds to Mars*
“I Caught Fire” by the Used
“Sayonara Solitaire” (ending song from Chrno Crusade)
Final Battle:
“Attack” by 30 Seconds to Mars
“Tank!” by Yoko Kanno (opening song from Cowboy Bebop)*
“A Beautiful Lie” by 30 Seconds to Mars
Death Scene:
“bang bang banquet” by Yoko Kanno
“Hiiru no Tsuki” (1st ending song from Outlaw Star)*
“Asu e no Brilliant Road” (opening song from Stellvia)
Final Credits:
“This Photograph is Proof (I Know You Know)” by Taking Back Sunday
“In Your Heart” (ending song from Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi)
“Hitomi no Juunin” by L’arc en Ciel*