ygrof

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from College Park, MD

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    • Karma, Band and a Grunt Sniper

      14 years ago

      ygrof

      Well, I just went from level 10 to 12 in just a few hours. That's pretty crazy if you ask me. Although I still feel like nobody reads my journals. I envy you people who accumulate 50 comments within a couple of days of the post, and yet you post at least every other day. Grrr.

      Anyway, my sister's home from college for spring break...not very exciting, because we don't really speak to each other and stuff, but whatever.

      I couldn't really play trumpet today because I was kind of congested, so I couldn't get enough air to play higher notes, and my head felt like it was going to explode. There was this flute player today that had a book of sheet music from The Phantom of the Opera, and I freaked out when I heard him playing Angel of Music, and I freaked out even more when I found out that everyone else loved the movie. Much fun was had. We got boxes of chocolate bars to sell for a fundraiser, and they're pretty good, but nobody wants any except this kid in my physics class, my family and a friend of mine.

      I also bought a copy of Fable last friday(for just $25, too!), and I absolutely love it. Normally I'm not much of an RPG fan, but that game is so fun. I even love my weapon, which is just a giant hammer that does a whole lot of damage. Hehe. I always play as a good guy first in RPG's, then the bad guy, which is what I'm doing with this game as well. I don't know why, I'm just not an evil person. I'm evil-chalenged.

      So, not much is happening in my life. As always, everything is bland and boring. But my friend Tristan was playing with my Grunt figure and put a sniper rifle in its hands, and I just thought it looked too cool:


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      And here's a couple of more just for fun:

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      Am I the only person that thinks the Mark V armor looks cooler than the Mark VI?

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      Ok, I really need to do my homework now...

      --edit--
      Ok, for those of you that actually saw my journal yesterday(which is now deleted), sorry about that, but I was just really depressed, and now I'm feeling better. And, thanks joe. Here's a present:
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    • Fun

      14 years ago

      ygrof

      Ok, I have my audition for Jazz Band tomorrow, so today I went in to my band teacher's office after school to talk about all that jazz. Oh man, you know that was funny. Anyway, while we were talking someone pulled the fire alarm, so we had to go outside and wait for the fire department to get there. It was pretty funny. There were a few other people that were getting their instruments to take home, so we all just stood there and talked, although it was mostly about chemistry, so I didn't have much to say because I won't take it until next year.

      We also talked some about this teacher that was recently fired, and we didn't know much, but our band teacher told us. He said that the teacher smoked pot with a couple of students outside of the art room during school, gave a couple of students directions to his house, and one day, there was a female student who he thought wasn't wearing underwear, and he said to the deaf and hard of hearing interpreter, "This is why I love teaching high school." I signed a petition to get him back the other day, but now I'm thinking that petition shouldn't be.

      Anyway, after the whole fiasco we went back inside and me and the band teacher talked about whether I wanted to be in Jazz or Symphonic band next year, and he told me that he wanted me to be in Jazz Band becasue of the progress I've made(I didn't play through 8th grade and the first semester of this year), and he wants me to be the section leader in my junior year because he has two good trumpet players, one who's currently the section leader and one who will become leader next year, and he doesn't think that the other two players have the skill and confidence to be section leaders. So, all that was very encouraging. Before I was leaning towards Symphonic Band, but now I'm thinking Jazz would be better. And besides, all the cool people are in Jazz Band. So, I should probably go do my homework and stuff now so that I'll have time to practice later.

      --edit--
      Look at this! Nine games in one night and not one 1st place!!
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      Oh, god, I love this, I call it The Grunt Webcam:
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      --another edit--
      Dude! I made it! Although I'm still going to have to think about choosing between jazz or symphonic band.

    • Woah.

      14 years ago

      ygrof

      Well, I was bored yesterday, so I decided to check out Ctrl+Alt+Del. I finished reading through the entire archive this morning. Tee hee. It really is hilarious and has excellent stories; anybody who hasn't seen it should really check it out at ctrlaltdel-online.com.

      So, today I saw Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. All I have to say is, as if I were Neo, "Woah." The story just pulls ypu in from the very start and doesn't let go. And the music. Damn, that music is freakin' awesome. That movie is definitely one of my all-time favorites.

    • Easily Influenced

      14 years ago

      ygrof

      Well, I was home sick today. Soar throat, nausea, dizziness, the works. I finally found out that there's a patch for Battlefield 1942 that you need to download to be able to play online now. >.< But the patch also let me finally play the Desert Combat mod, which is truly the shit. I got bored waiting for maps to load, so I got out my SPARKLEY Rubick's cube (I got it a long time ago for car trips to my sister's college) because schnitte seems to be having plenty of fun, so I decided I'd try to actually solve it.....and I can't. I got one color, the top row of the four surrounding sides, and the center squares of all of the sides, but I can't get any further than that. Oh well, I suppose it'll have to remain unsolved for all eternity...

      As for my trumpet...ness, I'm in pit orchestra for The Wiz, and the music is really damn hard. But yesterday I had my private lesson with Mrs. Brooks, who is a truly awesome teacher, and now it doesn't seem so hard anymore. I can play most of the music with a little practice, but this one peice, Tornado, has crazy ass rythms and really high notes, but with some work I'll be able to play it by the time the performance rolls around.

      Oh, and tell me what you think about my avatar idea.

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      Doesn't anybody read my journal?

    • Anti-valentine's day.

      14 years ago

      ygrof

      First of all, I'd like to thank schnitte, crimsonclad, and joehumanity for giving me a boost. Not a physical boost, a morale boost, you moron! And I have to give credit to cyber_fairy for the idea of an anti-valentine.

      Anyway, I suppose today wouldn't have been all that bad if it weren't for a certain key event in the morning. You see, awhile back I had to get some music from my band teacher, but he didn't have it in 2nd period, which is when I have band. So, he told me to get it sometime after 3rd period. Now, my 4th period is basically across the hall from lunch, which I have between 4th and 5th, so I decided I'd go in then. When I went into my teacher's office, there was a girl there, I guess helping him out with something, wearing the RedvsBlue.com shirt, so I thought something along the lines of, "Holy crap!" and asked her if she watched Red vs. Bue, and she told me that she watched it, she had both seasons on DVD, and she had the Tex shirt because she's like her in every way, shape and form. And that her name is Julia. Now, I've never met anyone in my day-to-day life that is an actual fan of RvB, so this was flippin' awesome. So, I thought maybe I should try to get to know her some more, but as it turns out she's a junior, so I gave up on that.

      Ok, so this morning, the band room was locked, the band teacher nowhere to be found, and so there's a gathering of people outside the door, including Julia. But not long after I joined the group, Julia's boyfriend shows up with a rose and chocolates, and they promptly make plans for him to go to her house after school. Which would be right now. Now, I didn't like her anymore, but it still kind of hurt because I miss having a girlfriend. I miss having someone to talk to, someone to love and to be with.

      At the end of the day, my friend Matt showed me a necklace his girlfriend gave him. it had a tiny little glass case with a grain of rice or something inside it, and on one side of the grain it had his name printed, and on the other side it had his girlfriend's name with a heart next to it. I kind of joked with it a little, but hey, I gotta have some shred of masculinity.

      So, all of this made me miss having a girlfriend. Not exactly Becca, just someone to be with. I fear that I will be pulled into my cycle of depression again, constantly bitching about being lonely. I really do hate being single. I don't understand why other people like it, but I'm wierd like that.

      Also, I've added some of my own...erm...."art" to my images page. Check it out and tell me what you think.

    • I Hate Being Wrong.

      14 years ago

      ygrof

      I was wrong about the internet connection. It actually wasn't working for my computer, only for the slow-ass laptop we have, and I truly despise using that peice of crap. Anywho, my dad just got back from The Bahamas yesterday, so he fixed up the internet connection tonight, and now I'm happy. So, for the two weeks that I was without the wonders of the internet, I realized that my journal is rather boring. Most people either talk about anything cool that's happened in their lives lately, or talk about how they're feeling, and people make comments on that stuff and like it and it's fun. But I talk about my boring life in which nothing happens. So, now that my computer has a working internet connection again, I'll be trying to make my jounrnal better and more fun for all. And getting my karma back up. Stupid karma. Oh, and I just got SW: Battlefront after too long a period of having no money, and it's sooo fun. Star Wars is becomming my second obsession, much like The Phantom of the Opera is becomming Becca's. Yes, I'm talking to my ex again, because she's just wicked cool, and I've never met anyone like her and all that fun stuff. Ok, now I'm done.

    • Fuuuuuuuck.

      14 years ago

      ygrof

      Grah!! My internet's been out for about a week, so I haven't been able to do anything, and now my karma is down two levels, which sucks. Really sucks. I mean, sucks like a pimped out wet/dry vaccum on steroids. But enough of my intarweb woes. I haven't talked about it in my journal, but I think my recovery from my ex is finally complete. And if you're gonna give me any of that "you're just a teenager" shit, then just be quiet. Now. So, another day, another short post for David.

    • Gawd Damn.

      14 years ago

      ygrof

      Ya know, I'm starting to think of leaving this forum. I feel like the days of happiness and hilarity are long gone, replaced by the tyrannical rule of a group who think they own everything.

      Now, before you start saying, WtF!1!?, I have to let you know that I'm a basement dweller. I can't really find anything that interests me in the other forums, besides the sponsor forum, and so I spend all of my time either checking up on my friends' profiles or posting in either the basement or the sponsors forum.

      Anyway, it seems to me that the basement has taken on a decidedly different tone since the switch from the PhPBB forums. It seems as though a group of assholes has decimated the once happy and acceptful tone of these forums with noob-bashing, neg modding, and macho bullshit. A thread that I loved so much died long ago. That thread was an entire essay nice guys the respect that I think we deserve. That thread was flamed, nuked, and char-grilled by the group of assholes to which I keep referring. This thread, which I find to be a very good idea, was, as you can see, destroyed with flames and mod points. It was then, I suppose countered is the word, with this thread. It's this kind of thing that sickens me.

      And then, there's those horny teenage retards who I have come to despise. This is another problem with our forums. While I hate the amount of noob-bashing going on around here, I also hate little immature bastars like these people who think that the internet was created solely for porn and that girls were created solely for sex. Speaking of which, I'm planning on creating some little flash game where you can kill or torture these bastards or something of that nature. I have Flash MX, but I know absolutely nothing about it. And I'm not sure If I'll be able to learn about it until the summer when school isn't sucking up my time.

      Another factor in my frustration is the stop sign avatar affair. For those of you who don't understand, read this. This was a simple prank, all in good fun, but it was taken as an elitist insult to non-sponsors. I can't stand this. The first time this was done, everybody laughed and had fun. Now, because of the change in the forum's attitude, all the non-sponsors are pissed, and so are the afforementioned assholes.

      So, I guess what I'm trying to say here is, I hate assholes. This forum has witnessed a rather sudden change in the social elite (i.e. Kamikaze) for the worst. They all think that they have ultimate power now, and that everybody should be assholes like them. Oh, how I would love to see one of them banned. 'Twould be glorious.

      On a MUCH lighter note, IT'S SNOWING AGAIN! They forcasted that it would snow all day and we would get 6-10 inches. *jumps around* I also got Mechassault 2 yesterday, and it's just as fun as the first. The online play is even better, and I have fallen in love with the VTOL.

    • OMGOMGSNOW!!!!

      14 years ago

      ygrof

      TEH FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON!!1!!10N3!! I've forgotten how much I love snow... Yeah, so today was an exam day in school, and I only had 1 exam, so I only had to go for like 2 hours. When I left for school, there was a little bit of powder falling here and there, and now it's all-out snowing, with maybe an inch or two on the ground. And, it's 17 degrees out, so It's going to last. I always get all giddy with delight when it snows, and this is fucking awesome!! *insanely big smile* Oh, and my US History exam ws kind of hard...meh. On a completely unrelated note, I have a Gmail account now. Sweetness.

    • I'm Scared...hold Me.

      14 years ago

      ygrof

      My mid-term exams start tomorrow. These will be the first exams I take that have a significant impact on the rest of my life. Damn, I'm nervous. I have English and Physics tomorrow, then US History the next day, and Geometry the next. *spazzzzz* Wish me luck.

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