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12 years agoAkira
I remembered how to sign in!
No actually i've just been lazy... Well, i could say its all the work i've been doing, but meh, i'd be lying..
So, how have i been etc? well, work.... that about sums up my last few weeks. I work, i have a day off.. i use day off to go out to pub/club.. i then feel sore and tired in morning from dancing/singing* and possibly beer. (*note, Dancing and or singing can harm small children, and noone should emulate me if they have any self respect). Also, last time, a bohemoth of a woman stepped on my foot when she was parting the crowd like moses and that river.. i thought i would have to get it amputated, but apparently she only numbed it for a few minutes.
umm, what else.. ? Phoenix flies over in Feb, i can't remember when.. though im sure he told me.. That should be fun though, im going to take him to all Melbournes hot tourist spots.. like.. umm.. the airport.. and .. my house...
Oh, and seeing as its 1:30 am, i r going to sleep!
oh, p.s. I served celeb's at work today.. i thought that was pretty cool..
well, actually it was just Tom Gleeson, that stand up comedian guy and aka The Australian Fast Bowler from Skithouse.
He likes beer, and is tall.. G'NIGHT!
Edit: I'd also just like to add these.. Its a few pics Maria painted.. i thought it was purdy and stuff. mainly cos i can only do stick figures O.o
They look better if you click on them for some reason ^_^
12 years agoAkira
Well, thanks for all the comments about the funeral and such, very nice of you all.
Unfortunatly i've had to stop modding your posts.. due to that face that i used them all But that should resume again some tim ein the near but distantly far future.
That made little sense....
Anyway, on with life. Maria flew back to Indonesia today to spend time with her parents for a month or so.. so well.. now im bored.. But, due to the fact that Fitzroy really need help at their liquor store, i've been working alot! I made $540 in my first paycheck, and that was only 4 shifts! so im goiing to start saving for stuff.. like a car.. i'd really like my own car for once.. i really should be giving mums back..
Oh, also, i nearly died the other day, that was a good laugh. Fast cars and pedestrians don't mix.
Anyway, before i pass out from a M&M Peanut overdose, im going to post a conversation i just had with Jarrad.. aka Phoenix... i edited some irrelevant stuff, but enjoy..
Im blue, jarrad was green..
12 years agoAkira
After 4 or so days working at Fitzroy Liquor (a spot well known for its mildly unpleasant indigenous population) i would like to officially announce that i'm now racist.... If i ever see you giving spare change for some guys *bus ticket home* im going to take your fingers off.. one for each dollar you spare...
12 years agoAkira
Yes.. i'm still alive.. Surprised you didn't I?
Soo, I'm really really behind on my whole RT thing.. My last journal was.. umm.. like 3 weeks ago ? but anyway, phoenix was whining at me to post soo.. here goes... XD
Chapter 1: Adelaide
Apparently im doing this in chapters...
As a few of you knew, i went off to Adelaide like last month now, for Phoenix's 21st birthday (and his dad's 50th). Anywhoo, it was awhile ago now, so I'll prolly forget the lesser parts
Ok, so i left on a friday morning.. at some ungodly hour that i didn't even realize existed until i woke up at it.. like 5am i think.. Jarrad had the nerve to whine about being up at 7am!! GRRR! But the flight went well, no crashing or "Water landings" where involved. But we got to Jarrad's, and went to my local Adelaide macca's (only restaurant I've eaten at in Adelaide ) for some brunch. Then we hit the local shopping Malls for some shopping extravanganza, i 'extravagantly' spent nothing, as i owed $140 on my phone bill, and wasn't exactly rolling in the money , jarrad however set out to buy half of adelaides figurine collection, and almost succeded, until i talked him out of buying the Ninja Gaiden figurine i liked. All mine! Oh yesh! After that we terrorized a poor little toy shop in some random adelaide shooping district.. they all look the same.. but it had some great toy/puzzle things, that we tried to figure out.. until we almost broke them, and thus decided it was time to leave.. but not before completing the 'why did the car cross the busy highway in the wrong direction' puzzle..
Anyhoo, on to the party!! I helped set up the greatest set of streamers known to party goers the world over! They would have been better, but we forgot how to twist streamers half way through.. Then the next day, after some more randomness, and lots of Pro Ev Soccer, we went and got the cake! Mmmmm, CAKE! it was the size of one of jarrad's cousins...
Albeit.. a small cousin..
The party was on after this, and as going to parties in another state tend to indicate, i didn't know very many people, just those i'd met previously. But it was all good, i had fun, and we managed to completely ruin a 'tablecloth' with our artistry.. which i sadly dont have a picture of.. there was also an open bar.. thanks to jarrad and his dad.. so.. as tends to happen when alcohol is free.. people got drunk.. and i laughed
Anyhoo, i know im kind of cutting this short and such, but im.. well.. lazy! After the party we played ALOT of Pro Ev and then.. we rediscovered Soul Calibur... Whoops.. there goes the weekend XD My favourite moment from the game i had to capture..
You have to love direct translations from foreign language titles....
Ok, that about wraps up adelaide.. sort of.. Oh, btw chrissie.. we played NFl.. i won the first game.. by somehow getting the little ball thing past jarrad's burly men in padding... he was most displeased.. and tended to thrash me in every other game after that >.>
well thats my 2-cents on Adelaide.. Jarrads half is here.
Chapter 2: School
Soo, second semester and first year of Uni is done, dead and buried! And all in all i think i went rather well! Our UT2004 Mod got a HD (High Distinction, cant get any better than that ) and if anyones really interested, send me a PM and i might just upload.. though slowly.. as its a 150mb-ish. >.> Other than that, i got HD's on both of my programming assignments, and should have passed math and programming easily.. My art class on the other hand... I had Imaging & Animation (3d stuff) as an elective, and i can use the tools and such easily.. almost better than my teams artist in fact.. i just lacked the.. enthusiasm.. XD i passed the course by 3 marks, but well.. the teacher is a tool (her name is Gaye.. lol@ her) and she seemed to think i 'didn't care about the work' just because i didn't do half of my story board! I don't see the problem with getting 4 different class mates to draw stick figures of a man walking and handing it in as a storyboard!
Chapter 42: Life, The Universe, Dual Monitors and anti-social pelicans.
if you got to here, put the word 'cheese' in your post and ill shout you mods!
Well, life goes well at the moment. Im going out with one of the girls from Uni, which is different.. Its strange when you can actually talk about programming and games and your gf actually understands it XD Anyways, theres a pic of her in my images somewhere getting hit on by sonic. Which is something else i did recently.. i went to melbournes pityful attempt at a games expo XD which wasn't to bad, just rather.. small.. but i got to play the Wii, which i must say.. has a fancy controller system that works really well in its games, and gets you really involved. i thought that was fantastic.. if you can look past its graphics.. the Wii, to sum it up... is a gamecube in a new shiny box, with a new controller system slapped onto it.
Oh, i also now have dual monitors, which is good fun.. except that they're both CRT giants.. which means my desk is.. well.. crowded.. XD
Ok, lastly, i have my favourite videos from the last few weeks to share with you..
12 years agoAkira
The continuation of the epic battle between myself and mookie!!
I finally get my own back, only to be thwarted by candy.. of all things
The second one (scene 7) is by far my favourite.. i nearly fell off my chair laughing when mookie sent that one... (you cant half tell that we play to much UT )
12 years agoAkira
.. I spent about 20 minutes before writing a decent sized blog entry for this place.. only to have RoosterTeeth crash on me, and i lost the whole thing.. which is probably lucky for you guys, as it saves you from reading it all
But anyway, seeing as i havn't posted in awhile.. like all of 14 days or something ^_^ i thought i'd leave you with a little something... This is probably the funniest msn 'conversation' i've had in a long time... You can tell my pictures.. they're the crappier ones Whereas mookie is doing design in my Games course, and she did a damn fine job with msn drawing if you ask me.. XD
The first one needs an intro.. (we went out last night, after we all finally handed in our C assignment.. and.. well basically got drunk.. so mookie, in her infinite wisdom decided to run through a sprinkler in the park...)
the other ones evolved over an argument about paint.. mookie apparently wouldnt use it "over her dead body".. so i arranged for it to be so... they can be found here.. with the rest to come a bit later.. ^_^
Anyways, i'll redo my update about Adelaide and such later.. when i can be bothered.
12 years agoAkira
Soooooo, Jarrad hates me.. i cried.. for like.. 2.1 miliseconds.. then i was over it.. its not my fault for taking up a challenge
PS. NO WATCHLIST RAPE PLZ
I mean.. not like it was bad or anything.... ^_^
Anyways, i thought i would leave you with this 'small' gem of information.. Apparently some smart guy was bored... bad things happen when your bored, i know this from personal experience..
Santa: A Brief Study.
1. No known species of reindeer can fly. BUT there are 300,000 species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this does not COMPLETELY rule out flying reindeer which only Santa has ever seen.
2. There are 2 billion children (persons under 18) in the world. BUT since Santa doesn't (appear) to handle the Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Buddhist children, that reduces the workload to 15% of the total - 378 million according to Population Reference Bureau. At an average (census) rate of 3.5 children per household, that's 91.8 million homes. One presumes there's at least one good child in each.
3. Santa has 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to the different time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels east to west (which seems logical). This works out to 822.6 visits per second. This is to say that for each Christian household with good children, Santa has 1/1000th of a second to park, hop out of the sleigh, jump down the chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eat whatever snacks have been left, get back up the chimney, get back into the sleigh and move on to the next house. Assuming that each of these 91.8 million stops are evenly distributed around the earth (which, of course,we know to be false but for the purposes of our calculations we will accept),we are now talking about .78 miles per household, a total trip of 75-1/2 million miles, not counting stops to do what most of us must do at least once every 31 hours, plus feeding and etc. This means that Santa's sleigh is moving at 650 miles per second, 3,000 times the speed of sound. For purposes of comparison, the fastest man-made vehicle on earth, the Ulysses space probe, moves at a poky 27.4 miles per second - a conventional reindeer can run, tops, 15 miles per hour.
4. The payload on the sleigh adds another interesting element. Assuming that each child gets nothing more than a medium sized lego set (2 pounds), the sleigh is carrying 321,300 tons, not counting Santa, who is invariably described as overweight. On land, conventional reindeer can pull no more than 300 pounds. Even granting that "flying reindeer" (see point #1) could pull TEN TIMES the normal anoint, we cannot do the job with eight, or even nine. We need 214,200 reindeer. This increases the payload - not even counting the weight of the sleigh - to 353,430 tons. Again, for comparison - this is four times the weight of the Queen Elizabeth.
5. 353,000 tons traveling at 650 miles per second creates enormous air resistance - this will heat the reindeer up in the same fashion as spacecrafts re-entering the earth's atmosphere. The lead pair of reindeer will absorb 14.3 QUINTILLION joules of energy. Per second. Each. In short,they will burst into flame almost instantaneously, exposing the reindeer behind them, and create deafening sonic booms in their wake. The entire reindeer team will be vaporized within 4.26 thousandths of a second. Santa, meanwhile, will be subjected to centrifugal forces 17, 500.06 times greater than gravity. A 250-pound Santa (which seems ludicrously slim) would be pinned to the back of his sleigh by 4,315,015 pounds of force.
In conclusion - If Santa ever DID deliver presents on Christmas Eve, he's dead now.
12 years agoAkira
Sooo, been awhile.. again...
It appears i've been kind of neglecting RT lately, and for that i am sorry to you all, but.. well.. i have no excuse, so deal with it
Anyways, a fair bit has happened since my last journal, so bear with me...
First things first, i went to the Cat Empire gig at the Prince Bandroom in St Kilda the other week.. and it was the greatest live show i've seen in forever.. not that i've been to huge amounts of live shows.. but still.. they where very.. very awesome.. We got in early and grabbed some floor space right next to the stage.. and the speakers Not that this mattered much later on, as it was completely sold out, and the whole building was just one big mosh pit.. nice and cosy . Anyhoo, they where great, as said previously, and if you get a chance you really should go see them (1st and 2cnd of december at the Forum for any melbournites).
Thats Felix on the mic, gogo my fancy phone.
But, on with the show.
My T-shirt hasn't yet arrived, but im hoping it will soon , though Yesterday, we went on by the Melbourne show for the day, and i brought a new one.
But, more about the show. We got up there on what happened to be the best day of this week.. sunshine and such.. which, in hindsight.. sucked. As we all know that good days at big events draw crowds.. and there was a very big crowd indeed.. at one point (walking throught the showbag section), it took us 15 minutes to walk 100 meters.... but, lucky for us we only rocked up around 2 oclock, and so we steered clear of the rides and main events till around 4ish, when everyone was getting sick and tired and going home (hints and tips here for any newbies to the show: Dont go early, and dont expect to spend a full day there. Unless your from the city and are facinated by livestock, you really can't spend a whole day there. Rock up around 3oclock ish, and spend the afternoon there, then have tea, do the fireworks, and go home )
But anyhoo, a friend and i rode all the rides.. and felt very sick.. We got told off for rocking the cars on one ride (a car track that goes at ++100kph ) as we where literally going upside down and almost scraping the roof.. they threatened to stop the ride . WE decided this was an achievment.
My favourite of all rides this year though was the new attraction... which was HIGHER than the ferris wheel, and supposedly simulated the g forces in an F1 fighter jet roll.. I was somewhat sceptical.. and then somewhat nervous after waiting in line for 20 minutes... but all good things come to those who wait..
It takes 4 people at a time and.. well.. i took a video (on my phone, so not the greatest.. but well you get the point...)
It was possibly the greatest ride i've been on.. ever.. If your going to the show this year, dont be a wimp.. ride that baby..
Ummm, i guess thats just about it... the dogs are still cute...
And bella ^^ is somewhat fluffy....
I'm going to drop my sister off at the station now *bye bye pancakes* and then i'll be back to try and crawl through all of your journals!
12 years agoAkira
...but i skipped to the end, and ruined the story.. ^_^
Soo, i've come to realise how hard it is to keep up with a watchlist of 57 journal whores I was almsot through the first lot of journals, when i went AWAL for another week.. and now it seems im far behind again... So sorry if i havn't caught up with you yet, but i'll try over this comming weekend...
So it was a rather bad week to be an Australian Icon last week, seemed like we got picked on for once.. Unfortunatly Peter Brock, Colin Thiele and Steve Irwin bit the dust. Rather sad. Although i would like to point out one thing.. IF i see ONE more turtle in msn, i think i'll flip out and kill stuff... Its all nice that everyones showing their support for Steve and such, but stop pretending like you where in love with the guy.. it reminds me of the darkfae incident on RvB awhile back (tehehehe)... Most Aussies i know thought Steve Irwin was a tool (Harsh, but sometimes true) while he was alive and yet suddenly everyone was his best friend.. I Take no pleasure in his death, but i think no sympathy is better than fake sympathy.
Anyways, In slightly more entertaining news, my sponsorship has renewed for Season 5, and i have a shiny new shirt travelling to me from the US of A.
I hope that gus isn't inlcuded..
I couldn't resist buying this one, as its my all time favourite quote from RvB, from one of the funniest eppisodes.
Anywhoo, my computer hasn't been switched off for the last few days while it downloaded the FireFly series, which i am now going to sit here and watch Along with the new eppisodes of Season 2 Prison Break.. (which are omg sex) and some more House Eppisodes, which im steadily crunching through.. i have much viewing in front of me..
So i shall get to it.. after i flip through a few Journals