ygrof

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from College Park, MD

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    • So.

      12 years ago

      ygrof

      How about that Halo 3 Beta?

      Yeah, it pretty much rockinates.

      That is all.

    • Look, Everybody!

      12 years ago

      ygrof

      I've found the best Halo 2 player ever! Sometimes, people just make it too easy. You know that time has come when even I am able to find witty insults.

      Anywho, onto actually interesting matters.

      Holy crap, I haven't posted in, like, three weeks. Geeze.

      Well, in English today, we were journaling along about art and creativity when suddenly I was struck by inspiration! So I wrote it down: "Art is a temple to the human spirit, built on the foundation of freedom of the imagination." I'm rather proud of myself.

      Spring has firmly planted its foot in the door around here, as I witnessed when I went out biking today and played around with my camera. smiley0.gif

      School has been pretty crazy lately, hence the lack of journals. It's frustrating, actually. The school day is desperately boring, and then I go home and it seems like I have a whole pile of work to do. Blargh.

      I don't know if any of you have heard of them, but I'm going to a Big Phat Band concert on June 1st. They pretty much, in my opinion, play the best big band music around.

      Not much else to report. Overall, I guess life is good. smiley1.gif

    • <3

      12 years ago

      ygrof

      Pictures002.jpg

      Also, I finally have a (more or less) decent picture of me and Kyra:

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    • Meh.

      12 years ago

      ygrof

      RvB bores me.

      Yeah.

      I think I'm just about done.

      I guess I've got a real life or something now.

      In other news, I just ordered one of these as a (very late) birthday present.

      Also, two months with Kyra today. smiley0.gif

    • Dude.

      12 years ago

      ygrof

      Lame.

      Last night my processor was overheating like you wouldn't believe. So I opened up my computer, took out the heatsink, and discovered that it was covered in dust. I cleaned it off. I then put it back and tried to turn my computer back on. It did not comply. It turned on, but after mere seconds it shut off. I really wasn't sure what was wrong, so I just put a fresh layer of thermal compound between the processor and heatsink. No dice. I eventually went to bed frustrated as hell.

      Today I was trying to figure out what was wrong, and after about an hour, I finally did. Turns out the power supply had gotten bumped partilaly loose from the motherboard when I removed the heatsink. Yeah, I felt smart.

      I guess sometimes the smallest problems are the most frustrating.

    • Dude.

      12 years ago

      ygrof

      I'm lame.

      Seriously. I'm posting like, no journals. It's crazy.

      So, what should I do for my birthday on Sunday?

    • Whoa.

      12 years ago

      ygrof

      Hello, journal. Long time, no see. How've you been? Cool. Yeah, I've been all right. I got a new bike trainer, and it's great. I miss biking. Why, yes, it does feel very good feeling your heart pounding and your muscles aching after pedaling for half an hour or so. Oh, Kyra? She's great. This relationship is going really well. It's funny how we've kind of known each other for years and now we're dating. Ooo, yeah, I'm loving the snow. We got a late opening this morning, but I was really hoping for a closing so I could go sledding with Kyra. But we have a half day tomorrow, so we're seeing a movie after school. Oh yeah, and more sweet eBay pants. Oh, and I also got Crackdown. Yeah, it's a lot of fun, but it's kinda short. Well, I'm probably gonna go play Gears of War or something. See ya. Good talk.

    • A Rant.

      12 years ago

      ygrof

      As I was munching on an afternoon snack of an apple the other day, I had an intriguing thought. I wondered â€" Is this apple really part of nature? It did not come from the wild, it came from a farm. A farm tended not by the hand of nature, but by the hands of men. A farm where trees are not conceived and planned by mother nature, but rather placed as a seed in the soil by more methodical, ungraceful flesh, and not grown from free, unguarded soil, but instead coerced into life by the method of man, pulling the tree out of the seed.

      We have become, through cultural and technological advancement, very disconnected with nature. What once, long ago, was our everyday environment in which we were so familiar, has become something to be observed. We marvel so often at so many aspects of nature which would have been commonplace. I suspect that, were we to meet a person from so long ago and possess the ability to effectively communicate with him, it would be as the urban child venturing to meet a rural relative, viewing meadows and grazing animals as spectacles, all the while that relative scoffing at how this kid is getting all worked up over some cattle.

      This is not to say that there is anything to be done about our parting ways with Mother Nature. Our primitive selves relied on nature for sustenance. Every day we lived and hunted and gathered and slept and died in her embrace, and we surely came to love her as our caretaker. But as we developed new ways to sustain ourselves, we grew further from nature. With farming, we no longer relied on her giving us animals to hunt and berries to eat. With weapons, we no longer relied on her giving us strength to fight. And with shelter, we no longer relied on her to give us luck not to be hunted. We learned how to use her resources to our advantage, and the more we learned, the faster we advanced. And we even developed language to share with each other what we had learned.

      Perhaps our separation from nature can be compared to that of an adolescent with his or her parents. Most feel a more compelling drive for individuality during their teenage years. This is because our teenage years are when we are finishing our development as people, learning the final important lessons in living on our own, and even discovering ourselves and our individual personalities. The process of our separation from nature has shaped us and developed our basic social structures. We have grown to live on our own, free of the dangers and social restrictions of living in the wild, though we still rely on nature in many ways, such as food and fuel and wood. In adolescence, there are also those who do not grow so far from their parents, but rather embrace them still. And again, the process of a growing teenager can be compared to the process of growing out of nature, as there are many people who still love nature and would rather live in it than our concrete jungle.

      Is this process of separation from nature a harmful one? Will we become so disconnected from nature as to bring about
      our downfall? Or will we perhaps join our advancing technology with the power of nature in a grand synergy that will further the life and cause of mankind? I believe it is possible. I hope it is in our future. I hope that the few and the greedy will not be able to trounce man's ability to harken back to his primitive days, and live peacefully in nature, harnessing it without harming it.


      This is for an English project. I have to write four more diddies about communion with nature by Wednesday. It's too damn cold to commune with nature.

    • La Dia De San Valentino

      12 years ago

      ygrof

      Went quite well. We went to California Pizza Kitchen for dinner, she gave me chocolate, I gave her mono, it was great. Heh, I love that joke. Anyway, we walked over to the theater afterwards (it was cold!), but didn't see anything interesting playing, so we went back to her house and watched 50 First Dates and cuddled on the couch. It was really nice.

      Hope everyone else's v-day went well. Oh, did I mention we had school off because of snow and ice? And today....and tomorrow....and monday we get off for president's day. Yeah, this rocks.

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  • Comments (211)

    • playbass311

      14 years ago

      excellent movie choices my good man

    • harakiri3297

      14 years ago

      It is a Glock 18C Airsoft with FULL markings, and the Hi cap mag holds 50 rounds, and it has a hiflow valve, and all metal slide and barrel that is compansated, and the pistol grip is removable and it is another regualt mag for a total of 74 rounds.

    • ygrof

      14 years ago

      I love you two already. :~D

    • crimsonclad

      14 years ago

      man, you just reminded me what a gem we have here, joe :)

    • joehumanity

      14 years ago

      sir, I applaud you. You are possibly the first under-16 in the forum who actually types in English as opposed to randomly mashing the keyboard with your mutated fists. Keep up the good work.

    • ygrof

      14 years ago

      Double post in a profile...nice.

    • crimsonclad

      14 years ago

      hello, I've been friendified! you like excellent movies :)

    • crimsonclad

      14 years ago

      hello, I've been friendified! you like excellent movies :)

    • Echo630

      14 years ago

      its me from the Imposter Army

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

      14 years ago

      hey, i know who 311 is. i'm just not a rabid fan.

    • the7thprophe

      14 years ago

      Dude, someone who knows who 311 is

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