ClayD FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

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    • Update, long time coming

      7 years ago

      ClayD

      I am taking this semester off after graduating from UNC in May. In January I hope to start taking classes for an M.Sci in Accounting degree at UNC Greensboro.

      I got my username changed, thanks to Burnie.

      Hope you all are doing well.

    • Carolina's Gonna Win

      7 years ago

      ClayD

      Watching the UNC-MSU game right now, 55-34 UNC at the half.

      I'm in Chapel Hill, since I go to school at UNC. Looks like I'll get to witness a riot of sorts. smiley0.gif

      UPDATE! Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that since I'm not particularly invested in UNC, these recent games have been pretty boring to watch. I like basketball, and blowouts aren't all that interesting. I would like UNC to win, but I would like to see a real game in the process.

    • I drive around for money

      7 years ago

      ClayD

      And today I saw an odd sign.

      The sign for 8-ball's Billiards (or something) on Main Street in High Point seemed fairly normal, with a short list of upcoming events.

      Wednesday: College Nite

      Friday: Private Party


      Everything's fine here, nothing out of the ordinary.

      The last item, though...

      Saturday: Walrus


      Walrus?!?!?! It's not even explained. Is Walrus a regular with such a vibrant personality that they dedicate an entire day to him? Is there a party of walruses (walruses?!?!?! walrii?!?!?!) who have reserved the billiard hall for whatever walruses/walrii do in their leisure time? If so, do they get bussed in from out of town or do they drive?

      Is there a walrus fight ring in High Point that I was simply unaware of until now? They arrested street-racers a few weeks ago. Maybe this is one more piece in a giant street-racing and walrus-fighting conspiracy. I hope the police investigate this. I won't have tusked and flippered animals racing cars, fighting and playing billiards in my town.

      (This journal brought to you by mock outrage, consternation and wild flights of fancy.)

    • Holy crap

      7 years ago

      ClayD

      I lost 9 friends in the switch to Delta.

      Unexpected (and horrifying, if I imagine that their profiles were actually those people).

    • Entirely unnecessary.

      7 years ago

      ClayD

      I'm taking Economics 101 this semester, in light of the fact that I plan to enroll in UNC's Master of Accounting program after college. The class is fine; the professor is interesting and the material is generally not boring or difficult.

      We have to do these internet assignments that are fairly easy, but this one question annoyed me, for one simple reason.

      ApliaSucks.jpg
      click for larger version

      Do you see what they did there? They numbered their graphs and then put Graph II above Graph I in the answer choices.

      What reason is there for entrapping people with stupid and unnecessary opportunities to make mistakes? Were they afraid that I wouldn't read the question carefully enough? If so, then naturally I would get the answer wrong, without their "help."

      I actually selected Choice A at first (which is incorrect) before I realized what they had done. I knew the answer but, had I not looked again, I would have gotten the problem wrong.

      This sort of crap doesn't just weed out the students who know their stuff from the students who don't; it weeds out the students who aren't expecting the answers to be in illogical order from those who just happen to look twice.

      "Well you should just always be careful," they might say. Sure, I was careful and I corrected my "mistake." However, that doesn't mean that those unsuspecting individuals who are right but moving quickly should get punished.

      Summary: Don't mix up answers for the sake of mixing up answers. It's rude and unnecessary.

    • End of the Year

      8 years ago

      ClayD

      Welp, this is the last week of classes.

      I'm kinda glad to be done with this semester. I'd like to get back to getting paid for doing work.

      This summer, just like the last, I'm working for my old Sunday School teacher, delivering medicine for his two pharmacies. $8/hour, plus 30 cents/mile. It works out nicely. smiley1.gif

    • NCAA Tournament

      8 years ago

      ClayD

      Carolina's in the Final Four. smiley0.gif

      Now I can only hope we win so I can watch as other kids jump over fires in the middle of Franklin Street. Maybe somebody will flip over a car this year.

    • School? Fun? What?

      8 years ago

      ClayD

      So the spring semester is underway, and I'm only taking 13 hours, three of which are music classes.

      The other ten are Russian 102 (the teacher is great, I just hate having to do homework smiley4.gif ); History of Intelligence Operations, which is as cool as it sounds; and Defense Policy & National Security which is taught by the professor I had for Intro. to International Relations who is a really cool guy. And the textbook is actually interesting, too, and that's always a plus for classes.

      Anyway, catch y'all later, and feel free to regale me with lists/stories of your own classes (or jobs) this spring. smiley1.gif

    • Email-type hilarity

      8 years ago

      ClayD

      Sometimes UNC's system of "listservs," that is, mailing lists, can produce hilarious results.

      Today, I got an email that consisted of:

      DRINK COLD ONES FOR THE KIDS

      AT TOP OF THE HILL!
      -Sponsored by Start for the Heart

      On Tuesday, December 4 ALL DAY LONG at Top of the Hill $1 of their charity beers will go towards helping children with congenital heart disease in North Carolina.
      Start for the Heart is a UNC student organization that raises money for underprivileged patients at the North Carolina Children's Heart Center at UNC Hospitals.

      So grab your friends, family, and coworkers and head to Top of the Hill to drink a cold one for the kids!

      Check out start4theheart.unc.edu for more information about us and upcoming events!


      Nothing wrong with that. In case people didn't want to hear about charity events, there were instructions to unsubscribe from the mailing list at the top of the email, above the message, so there's no way you could have missed them.

      You are currently subscribed to unc-charity-event axsd: [email protected]
      To unsubscribe send a blank email to [email protected].unc.edu


      Nevertheless, people immediately started hitting "Reply All" and sent emails to the entire mailing list with "Take me off this distribution;" "Please take me off your list.Thanks;" and a thousand variations of "unsubscribe me plz." Naturally, some people haven't experienced the "Idiots on a Listserv" phenomenon before and began replying (to everyone, of course) with "YOU ARE SENDING THIS TO THE WRONG PERSON - I DO NOT WORK WITH UNC CHARITY EVENTS;" "Why are you sending the email to me to take you off a list? I do not have access to that. Sorry. I did not even send this email out;" "These emails are driving me crazy..... I have gotten like 17 so far. It must be a virus of sorts......... People are so clever and funny, NOT!" etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

      At present, I have forty-three emails that are either "unsubscribe" or "stop sending me emails! I didn't send anything to you!"

      Fortunately there were some people who knew what was going on and told everyone what to do. That failed to stem the tide. Some guy got mad and called everybody an idiot, and my personal favorite email was from a guy named Andy:

      Does anyone know where I can buy a pet alpaca? My dad wants one for Christmas! Thanks!

      Andy


      I told him he'd have better luck finding one in South America. smiley1.gif

  • Comments (204)

    • ShiverMyDear

      3 years ago

      Congratulations on your Featured User!

    • meeka

      3 years ago

      Happy FU Day! smiley13.gif

    • Nic_Pietron FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Arch-guy

      3 years ago

      FU? Cheers!!!

    • NeutralGreen

      3 years ago

      Happy FU Day! smiley13.gif

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      3 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day! smiley13.gif

    • Bellzebob

      3 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • SloeBombFizz

      5 years ago

      Heartlandish!

    • SloeBombFizz

      5 years ago

      How the hell have you been anyway?

    • MarthaMarin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Thank you, you sweet darling creature!!!!!

      100 kisses on your face.

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    • ZetaZasco

      6 years ago

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      ...upon completion of these tasks, you will receive your starter Babe Kit for your own personalized Babe Box: HMC Mirror, HMC Martini Glass, Special Edition HMC Old Spice aftershave.

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    • master1067

      6 years ago

      so as you said on burnies journal, joel basically killed the world or just everybody he knew. what a nice guy

      Post edited 7/04/10 4:39AM

    • SloeBombFizz

      6 years ago

      And this is me going slow.
      I don't post nearly as many journals as I used to... I often go nearly a week in between.
      Imagine if I was still averaging almost one a day! smiley7.gif

    • ACLTerror FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the kind words about the retreat video. The retreat went well and was very exhausting, considering I ran the A/V side of things the whole weekend-- by myself. :O

      How goes your graduate classes?

    • frenchbum

      6 years ago

      Hope You Have A Happy Holiday!!!!!!

    • burnie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      if you hate your username so much, we can change it. we prefer to only change to real names.

    • ACLTerror FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      I actually went to E3!

      Games I tried out and looking forward to: Batman Arkham Asylum, Sin and Punishment 2, The Beatles Rockband, and New Super Mario Bros Wii!

      Definitely looking forward to Modern Warfare 2 (hopefully I'll be working on it!) and, surprisingly enough, Madden '10.

    • SloeBombFizz

      7 years ago

      You're truly missing one of the greats. Particularly his stuff from the early 80's - although Reagan jokes don't really make as much sense in the current climate. Still... it's the best of his stuff.

    • Rogue100

      7 years ago

      They're great dogs.

    • dvdstyle

      7 years ago

      so i just got your comment for the first time.

    • ACLTerror FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      The bear had my security badge and the Wii Remote/Nunchuck cord in his mouth.

      Yes, I came into work like that.

    • 15deathblade

      7 years ago

      spelled it wrong vanquish not vintage

    • 15deathblade

      7 years ago

      Astin Martin Vintage.

    • acidrain700 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      That plus the ratio as well, I mean you only had 14 friends, so the fact that over 50% were considered inactive is also pretty crazy. This shows that you need to make new friends!

    • sithhead2

      7 years ago

      I have. You want to know where my problem is?

      yhst-91338428283717_2021_37390

      70 dollars for the pack with everything now, including the bonus dvd.

      I've bought seasons 1-5 for 100 dollars. Why the fuck should I pay 120 for the same shit people get for 70 now, just because I've been a fan from the start?

    • StevoPevo

      7 years ago

      If you find out, be sure to let me know lolz

    • StevoPevo

      7 years ago

      its an album cover for Steven Wilsons "Bass Communion" project. Honestly, i spent about 3 hours last night google(ing) to try and figure out what it was, I have no idea...

    • WTFCTFFTW

      7 years ago

      haha yeah its fun and by the way thats a crazy picture

    • WTFCTFFTW

      7 years ago

      WTFCTFFTW means What The Fuck Capture The Flag For The Win....its what i call my CTF games online i play alot

    • acidrain700 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      We plan to, at the moment it's all inclusive and like whether you're in the CIS department or just a fan of computers, come on in. We want to change that and only those worthy shall be in! Plus we plan on setting up more rules for the peons smiley0.gif .

    • acidrain700 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      This is college level smiley6.gif .

    • ACLTerror FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Ran away. Some scary shit, bro.

    • ACLTerror FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Yeah. Commute sucks though. Google-Maps Huntington Beach to Santa Monica. That's my daily commute.

    • Alsace

      8 years ago

      That's Bruce. Bruce is the shit.

    • SloeBombFizz

      8 years ago

      I'm not sure I'm going back to my steady schedule anytime soon. I'm enjoying life outside the RvB. I've discovered gaming at home and the work place has just gotten far too demanding.

    • SloeBombFizz

      8 years ago

      A bold choice. Though it does stray from the trend.
      Alsace is just a province. We're slapping these up because it's his (Alsace's) birthday tomorrow.

    • ACLTerror FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Real money. It's a weekly friendly cash game. This week just happened to be my lucky week.

    • ACLTerror FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Surprisingly, the backlit keyboard is actually helpful. I'm trying to learn all the buttons and key combinations and when it's 2 a.m., those lit-up keys are a blessing.

      There's actually light sensors inside the two built in speakers on each side of the keyboard. In low-light conditions, the keys fade on and the screen dims a little to help your eyes out a little.

    • ACLTerror FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      hey clay. sorry i haven't really blogged in ages. semester's over in two weeks and i'll catch up to my games and start yapping about life again.

      First place was an iMac that I wanted to give to my folks. Their comp sorta died a month ago and, right now, I'm having their Dell desktop running on Mac OSX 10.4.9 because it's relatively lightweight compared to Vista. They seem to like OSX a lot and I don't hear them complain as much about the computer.

      Four hours is a long time to keep standing, bent over and keeping lips on a friggin box.

    • acidrain700 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Yea, I could do long winded reviews with some minor spoilers, but ultimately I'm too lazy for those, so I give my over all view of the movie. anyways, glad you like them smiley8.gif .

    • ACLTerror FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      If you look closer at the picture you commented on, you can totally see the rocket's trail of smoke leading to a white Spartan-figure of a bastard that killed me.

      Lower half of the pic.

    • ACLTerror FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Yeah, in-game. Get a 360 and Halo 3 so you can download my insane footage as well.

    • SloeBombFizz

      8 years ago

      Just skim the pages looking at pictures. The words are just details.

    • ACLTerror FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      Off crutches, as of yesterday... Now hobbling around on just my brace.

      Hooray disabled parking pass!

    • SloeBombFizz

      9 years ago

      I didn't even realize I was enabling you to mod me. I've just been modding all the comments on that one and naturally modded you right away.

    • Alsace

      9 years ago

      Having the government do the dirty work for an organization that pays it obscene amounts of money, so that you can be subpoenaed and then brought to trial is the work of a fascist government.

    • RocketR

      9 years ago

      Thanks man, I appreciate it

    • crow4eva

      9 years ago

      lol, its all good man
      mistakes hapen

      cya
      crow

    • crow4eva

      9 years ago

      i just noticed im watching u but ur not on my friends list
      so i re-added u

      cya
      crow

    • ACLTerror FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      It was Fly Me to the Moon - Sinatra

      "I dedicate this song the birthday girls, Cara and Melea"

      [song starts]

      "Oh, not to mention my girlfriend, Michelle" [who was also at the bar]

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