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Lighting, Lighting, The Wonderful World of Lighting

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004 12:00 AM MDT

So today was a pretty under-exciting day. During 4th hour, I went to the tech office to make a list of the hard patch channels. Why? Because we don't want to soft patch the lighting channels back to the way they were, which was a more orderly way of organizing the lights. Since we didn't have a list of the hard patch channels in the booth, we didn't know exactly which channel went to which light.

So, after you have read the concise version, you are probably bored beyond all belief. To that, all I have to say is: you've got some attitude, mister.

Wow, I So Need Some Fries

Monday, August 30th, 2004 12:00 AM MDT

Today after school was when everything exciting happened. First hour: English. Sleep through most of lecture. Get notes from The Weird Albanian Kid. Second hour: Weight Training. Wake up here. Over-exert myself. Third hour: Do nothing. No, really: Nothing. Fourth Hour: Do nothing. Follow Beth around while she takes pictures. Fifth hour: Take a short math test that doesn't count toward my grade but gives me a free $10 Wal-Mart gift card. Fire drill: Stop, Drop, and Roll. Sixth hour: Work on stupid pinch pot. Consume another pound of clay. Feel like chucking pot at pothead.

After school: Go to Theatre. Steal Red Keys from Earley. Bring Beth, Lauren, and John up to booth to ooh and ah over new lighting board. Rejoice in the presence of new board. Lock up and accompany group to Southglenn library for an intense session of revision of the script for Lauren's movie. Accompany Beth and Lauren to Albertsons for junk food. Accompany Beth and Lauren to Burger King for junk food. Eat junk food. Go home.

Wow, this entry sounds too much like a blog. Well, this really is a blog without the fancy software to make it easy to update. Oh well.

Laziness... Good for me, bad for you

Tuesday, August 24th, 2004 12:00 AM MDT

Since I am lazy today, and don't feel like writing today, here is a great archived story from SomethingAwful that was originally seen on their site on June 01, 2003. This story is posted without permission; however, I claim no ownership to SometihngAwful or any of it's great articles. The article in question is ?2003 SomethingAwful,

Get it!

Well, this is rather annoying... [ 29 Aug 2004 ]

On Friday, I acquired a PIII computer from a dude at my mom's workplace. It took me all of 12 hours to discover the cause behind the computer being thrown out: It doesn't work. Sure, it will install Windows 98 just fine... until it tries to go into "real" mode and tries to detect the monitor. This is where the entire system comes grinding to a halt.

However, I managed to trade the 32MB stick of RAM in my computer for the 128MB stick that was present in this computer, so now my bitchin' computer has 384MB RAM. I could leave the 32MB stick in this computer to give me 416MB, but I just don't feel like it. I'm just waiting for the next dump to come along with a decent PC-100 stick in it that I can remove by force and feed to this computer.

Another good thing about this computer is the sizeable cache of MP3s that I found hidden behind the Command And Conquer Red Alert directory. This cache has 98 songs, totaling 380MB. Some of it is pretty decent stuff.

Anyway, since this is the longest update I have written in a while, and because I don't want to set precedent that you will quote me on, I'm not writing any more. Besides, most of the other experiences of my weekend are documented on the Board of Smartness anyway.


Saturday, August 21st, 2004 12:00 AM MDT

One week of my last year of high school has been completed. In this time, I have not managed to miss any points in any class, which is a personal best. I have not managed to seriously alienate any of my friends or pseudo-friends. I have not been called into any principal's office. However, I have not yet brought something of great importance to the attention of the Booth yet, either: the fashion in which the Pledge of Allegiance in said every day, as required by state law. The full text of the pledge is such:

I pledge allegiance
To the flag
Of the United States of America,
And to the republic
For which it stands.
One nation
Under God,
With liberty and justice for all.

There is absolutely no punctuation separating "One nation" and "Under God." As the rules of basic English dictate, this means you have no pause in there. It's "One nation under God," not "One nation, under God." If we're all going to say it wrong, there's not really any point behind saying it, is there? Especially when it becomes too over-exposed because we're all forcing it down the throat of every public school student every day. Because of this, the pledge is losing that certain meaning that made Congress choose it as the Pledge of Allegiance of the United States of America.

Yet another spotty update

Monday, August 16th, 2004 12:00 AM MDT

Where the fuck did the summer go? This is the question on every mind between the ages of 6  and 18 in the Denver area. Most school districts start school today. However, we're the "special" district, and we get to laugh at the other children: we get two more days of summer than they do. So, on behalf of all students in Littleton Public Schools to all students of Denver Public Schools: "Haw Haw!"

The reason I write about school now is because it is the reason I regained access to my computer. I, er, uh, need my computer for, er, uh, school. Yes, school.

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