James Volume III

26 years old
Not Specified
from Oregon

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    • Internet Fail of the Day

      9 years ago

      James

      I'm doing a response to common myths about the Vietnam War. One of the questions we have to answer is, "Did Communists oppose reunification?" Feeling lazy, I decided to just look it up and see if any results showed.

      I got something that made me truly facepalm, and decided to make a motivational poster out of it. And yes, I realize I spelled the word "reunification" wrong in the original search, but after going back and correcting it, I still got this. Clicky to make bigger!

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    • New Laptop

      9 years ago

      James

      So, here in several days, I will be the proud owner of this bad boy.

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      It's a Gateway P-7908 FX LX.WEJ02.003 Laptop. Runs on an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 4 GBs of RAM, 500GB of disk space, 17" screen, and Windows 7 OS. The graphics card is amazing, and it's exactly the kind of computer I need to not only do a minor level of computer gaming, but store my music/videos and my writing.

      I'm excited.

      And

      It's Orange and Black. Oregon State's colors.

      Even more excited.

    • The Magic Within

      9 years ago

      James

      No, this isn't some new fiction, and yes, I am posting this within an hour of my previous post. I didn't anticipate the telemarketer call, so I apologize, but I'm back with a insightful post.

      As of late I've been reminiscing about my January trip to Disneyland(which some may remember from this journal) and how much I miss it. I've always been a Disney fan at heart, no matter what it is or what my age is. There's something about how Walt Disney created his works that always has caught my eye. Now, I look back and I realize just how much magic there really is in what he did. Walt Disney was an imagination innovator. It may just be my opinion, but the world wouldn't be anywhere near as creative as it is now, if not for Walt Disney.

      I reflect on my experience at Disneyland(which was my third visit to a Disney theme park; I had visited Disneyland before in 2002, and Disney World in 2005) and saw that I'd never been as happy as I was then. The overall atmosphere that was present at Disneyland was surreal. It was unlike anything I'd ever experienced in my life. It's possible that my first visit was the same, but I was only 9 at the time and wouldn't have ever recognized the true level of it all. Even in 2005, when I visited Disney World, I didn't see it, but that's because I wasn't looking for it. This trip, though, I was looking to enjoy it, because I knew, "I'm 16, and I don't know when the joy in this will be gone." My parents had first speculated that my two siblings would enjoy the trip more than me. Boy, were they surprised when I was the one who enjoyed it more than both of them put together.

      It may not be evident, but I love Disney. No, not the man in a in-depth way; the ideas, the creations, the overall experience that is Disney. With one step into Disneyland, it's like you've stepped into one of your dreams. It's like an aura of happiness, elatedness, pure enjoyment, hits you and takes you in, lifting you up into the wonderful world of Disney. Even the plaque that leads you into Main Street can say what you're thinking: "Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy." Nevermore has a quote been so true.

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      I remember how my life just... got better after reading that. It was as if Disney had taken my hand and said, "Welcome to the Happiest Place on Earth" himself. I'd never felt so at home somewhere, not even inside the safety of my own home. I just felt like I'd found the place where I belonged, I guess. And it felt amazing. So I went in and had the time of my life, one of the best times. I was at peace with myself, it was as if my life before stepping in faded away and became something new.

      But really, the magic had to fade eventually... right?

      Wrong. It never did. Every moment I spent inside that park, I felt like there was something otherworldly present. Some sort of power, an essence that hung over the park. I'm not a skeptic, I'm a die-hard Christian, but I don't exactly believe in magic. But I can't think of a word better to describe the feeling you get when you're inside Disneyland. For lack of a better phrase, It feels magical. It felt like what you'd think magic would feel like. And, why not? Walt Disney's mind created a lot of what we have today. He's the reason people like George Lucas were inspired to go outside the norm and do something new and innovative. That's why Lucas himself is featured on the Wall of Fame inside Disneyland, classified as an Innovator of Imagination. We have Walt to thank for that.

      So the magic within Disneyland is real, to an extent. At least, that's what I believe. I hope to someday show my kids that magic, too. It's something you can't miss in your life.

    • Telemarketers, Part II

      9 years ago

      James

      Another telemarketer, another session of screwing with them.

      *phone rings, I pick up*
      Me: Hello, thank you for reaching Domino's pizza, how may we help you today?
      Telemarketer: Hi... I'm trying to reach the Egbert residence. The number I've called is ***-***-****(number removed for my own privacy purposes.) Is this that home?
      Me: No, I'm sorry. That sounds like a residential number, we're a commercial business in Corvallis.
      Telemarketer: ...Oh. Well, the number my caller ID says is ***-***-****. Maybe we have the wrong number listed for the family.
      Me: *acting as if I'm talking to someone off-phone* Batch of three, two pepperoni, one cheese *to phone* It's possible.
      Telemarketer: Well, I apologize, we'll have to look into correcting that. I'll let you get back to your business.
      Me: Thank you.
      Telemarketer: Have a good night.
      Me: You too.
      *hangs up phone*
      Me: Asshole.

    • Birthday

      9 years ago

      James

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      I turned 17, on the 17th, at 1:17 PM. I feel like Master Chief.

    • Telemarketers

      9 years ago

      James

      I've always wanted to screw with a telemarketer but never had the chance, until just now.

      Telemarketer: Is this Shane?
      Me: No, this is his son.
      Telemarketer: Is Shane there?
      Me: No, he's not.
      Telemarketer: Well where is he?
      Me: Off with his second wife. Can I take a message?
      *Telemarketer hangs up*

      Call my house again, bitch!

    • Halo: Reach Beta

      9 years ago

      James

      They always say first impressions aren't the ones you should judge on, but it was about midnight when I woke up to play it(I had a doctor's appointment, and according to her, my body was physically exhausted, so I needed to have some rest that entire day.) so my first impression was just... awe.

      So I decided to skip out on today's baseball game to come home and play Reach some more. And Christ's sake, I died a little inside. This beta is amazing. And not just the amazing feel that something like a new car has for maybe a few months. This, is genuine, pure amazement. The beta itself rings of a new feel that, while still is Halo, throws you violently into an atmosphere, puts an assault rifle in your hands, a jetpack on your back, and says, "Have fun." And oh boy have I. I've played every gametype but Headhunter so far(of those that are currently available) and my satisfaction just keeps getting higher.

      Bungie knows how to make a game.

    • Epic

      9 years ago

      James

      I have reached a new level of internet stardom. How, you ask?

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      I was on the Most Modded Members list. Even if I was, like, 60th, that's still an achievable for me. It definitely explains itself, considering the Mod Breakdown went from +600 to +894 in a matter of four days.

      Huzzah for all the people who plus-mod me!

    • Halo: Reach

      9 years ago

      James

      For the sake of maybe, just maybe, getting lucky.

    • Curse You, Monty

      9 years ago

      James

      I've had that song "Gee" in my head for days now. I even went and bought it from iTunes, then got the music video. I commend you for matching the choreography, but dear God, why did you pick a song that's so catchy? I swear, if I get any more comments at school asking why I'm singing in Japanese Korean, I'm going to go insane!

      Real music video

      Monty's video

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