11.27.2006

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11.20.2006

blogger was teh broken yesterday when i was trying to post... but it's better now...

saturday was a great time, yay!

OSU won, yay! i hope there's not a rematch between them for the national championship... it'll dilute the meaning of the OSU/Michigan game... plus back to back match ups is just kind of lame... (and secretly i'm not sure OSU would win again, it was close, it would just be a roll of the dice)...

last night i found out work is being done on a new download album due out sometime next year, this is absolutely fantastic news! i thought there would never be new download... i wonder if hoping for a tour would be too much, or even possible... new puppy album come january, which i'm sure there will be a tour for (yay!), and cevin, is a member of both puppy and download... so i dunno... very excited about both of these releases...

just one more class till i get to drive home for four days... yay! tomorrow i just have to take my car to get some brake work done... i'll probably do some work for my boss as well... i'm taking the scanner down with me when i go... so i need to get a couple more images before then...

my advisor talked during my fields class today about engineering in the real world... which was good information for the seniors graduating within the next 8 months or so... he used me as an example in his talk... he asked if people knew if they wanted to work for big or small companies... an undergrad raised his hand and said he wanted to work for a big company so he could get experience working in different areas and stuff... which i think is a misconception of large companies... i think you're more likely to get stuck in in department and stay there... i don't know... never worked for one... but at small companies i think you're doing more stuff because you have to, because there is no one else to do it... but then he used me as the example of the small business employee, since that's what i currently am, and hope to be for a long time to come... he described us as the independent risk takers that doesn't like anyone telling them what to do and just get work done... people laughed at the doesn't like anyone telling them what to do part... as did i... hehe...

11.16.2006

hehe, physics... 4 hours and we have no answers... no one was really motivated be talked... a lot... about clothing trends, suicide, smelly professors, military service...i enjoyed the time for social reasons, we have plenty of good laughs... but we didn't get anything finished.. we don't know how to get anything finished... oh well... i want to care but it's getting more and more difficult...

finally got my stochastics exam grade back... 79... lowest grade was a 74... grr... i'm not happy about that... the prof is so terrible at teaching... the last three lectures he's spent trying to show us how to do a single problem from the homework, that HE WROTE... and i'm still not convinced he knows how to solve it...grr!

blood... amazingly enough the blood washed out with some water... and i tried a new mix... and i like this one more so far.. has the brownish colour to it...wee...

today was nasty all day.. the rain turned to snow around 5... so it was the unpleasant wet sloppy snow and slush and dark and windy... but it's starting to feel like the holidays... wee... this is the first year i'll actually get to go home for the holidays... years past i had always already been at home because i was on a co-op term... so i'm sort of excited about this... makes thanksgiving special...

i'm tired...

11.15.2006

wee! opera 9 for me finally... i tried to upgrade during the beta, but there wasn't an upgrade feature and i didn't feel like messing around customizing it again.. but the final had an upgrade feature so i didn't have to change a thing, yay! my motivation was to see if blogger beta worked in it... and it does...

most exciting thing for me today was finding a recipe for fake blood and trying it out... so i had "blood" all over the bath tub and sink.. and i bloodied up an old shirt... it was fun... i then put some one my old army shirt that already has paint on it.. i'll probably wear this saturday for the massacre... i'm not entirely happy with how red it is drying... it was a good dark red/ brown wet.. now it's going to a bright red in some spots... not good... i dipped a fork in the blood and then flicked on on the front of the shirt, it had a nice splatter effects... then i put some of the blood on a knife and wiped the knife off on one sleeve... finally i covered my left hand and grabbed my upper right arm with it so there's something that resembles a bloody handprint on the arm... nice effect i think...


not sure what i want to do with my face though...


oh! today i finally found out the title and and artist of a mystery track they would often play at the club in dayton... they played it every week, one week they played it twice in an hour, this is going to get me complaining about the dj's there... they play 80% of the same songs from week to week... and 30% is pop rock from the last 15 years of radio, manson, zombie, rammstein, and even korn for christ's sake... that annoys me... then they play the same good tracks, same three covenant tracks, all from a 4 year old album, this mystery track from a 6 year old album... and maybe one track a night will be from an album less than two years old... i should dj there once i finally settle down in one place for more than 9 months...but the clientele wouldn't know what to do with my bleeding edge music... i shouldn't complain too much... it can be nice knowing most of the songs... it's better than what i have in lansing... which is nothing... anyways back to the mystery track story! so i purchased the And One album a few weeks ago... and some of the tracks had a few characteristics that reminded me of this mystery track... the german lyrics and voice, the weird sounding, (off key, odd harmonics?!?!) beats... but the track wasn't on that album (of course it wasn't this album isn't five years old, not bitter)... so i was wasting time on the myspace and happened upon a fan page for And One and Panzermensch was playing and that was the mystery track... i was rather excited... to me it's a model industrial club track... its in german, has a nice military feel, very stompy, gives people opportunity to sing along, every one can say "hey!"...

tomorrow is the weekly thursday of terror... thanksgiving is right around the corner, happier times can be seen over the horizon...

11.14.2006

hmm opera no likey the beta blogger... ie doesn't work on my laptop right now... so i'm foxing it up for the night...

umm... lab today... it's so disorganized the TA doesn't really know what's going on... and from my experience being on the other side, it not that farking difficult! but the TA seems afriad to talk to the Professor and ask him questions to make sure she can do the lab... so she doesn't know and when we have questions she's usually no help... oh well, she's a much more lenient grader than i was...

did some work for my boss today, he's happy with what i sent him, woo go me... i like working for him... he means business but he likes to have a good time, and unless he's talking to customers he just says things very bluntly, which i admire... when i went to get the project a couple weekends ago he told me "nathan, take this thing up there, f*ck around with it, and see what you can make it do"...and that was the best wording of an assignment i've ever had from a superior...

house on soon and i need to take tay out... i'm out...

(don't have spell check plugin for the fox, sorry)

11.12.2006

we're now in beta... comment if format issues.. email if comment issues! ooh i can add tags to my posts now... that sounds like work...

this was my second full weekend in lansing of the semester... yesterday i did some school stuff, the evening was slow... today i was busy with school stuff... i hate physics still... but i feel like i almost have a grasp on the current material... go me...

i'm getting out of my all synthpop all the time rut... now it's about 50 synthpop/ 50 other stuff...

i put some Ohgr and delirium on my playlist today... the first time i had listened to it in a long long time... the first i had licenced to it since i became picky about headphones... and there's so much more to it that i'd missed before... it's a good feeling... i've never listened to my new stuff with subpar headphones, so it always sounds as good as i've experienced... but when i dust off the golden oldies from 2001 or earlier the new sound is just amazing... i'll see what els i can dig up once i'm done with my rediscovery of ohgr...

i listened to velvet acid christ a fair amount a couple weeks ago... it's still quality stuff, still very unique, i respect that... the new album, i like it alot, it reminds me more of the older vac, the pre-fun with drugs days... crushed is an amazing track, i believe it's on my myspace currently...

today i finally learned to really appreciate the newest covenant album, it took it a long time, but i now like "skyshaper"...

i started getting into tactical sekt this week... i'm enjoying it... i can't find anything in particular that stands out and screams this is tactical sekt and i'm unique, but it is by no means bad... i suppose it's more clubable and shallow...

looking forward to next weekend... then it's thanksgiving week... november is flying by... which is good?

one evening i think i'm going to take my camera and tripod to campus... i love the atmosphere there at night... the fairly large buildings and their lights... the engineering buidling looks pretty cool... and the courtyard has lights on posts ina circle around an arch type thing... i want a good picture of that... the green houses look cool at night too... this all reminds me that i had a picture to post last week...

at the lab...

11.10.2006

why do they make "regular" flavor packets of instant oatmeal? this is the nastiest shit i've eaten in a long time... never again...

i could add my own flavor... but it's not very instant then...

11.09.2006

it feels like spring today... i don't like this... spring feels so different from fall... and i don't like those feelings right now... so i'm asking the indians to take their summer back so i can resume enjoying the feelings of the fall... thank you...

11.08.2006

wee! tonight is the most with it i've felt in a long time... the cornings came over for supper, for the first time in a long time... and it was nice to see them, and to have someone to sort of entertain... they got to see the video of P from his bachelor party... i feel accomplished, P said he didn't remember a lot of that...

i forget if i told the caustic cd and shirt story here... if not here it is... ordered cd and shirt from band i saw in Chicago about a year ago... he was selling his stuff on myspace, so i'm like sure why not, i'm all about supporting these people... so he sent me the tshirt and cd... then a week later a second tshirt and cd showed up... i emailed him and asked if he'd like me to return it or just pass it on to a friend, he said to use it to make some new fans... so... i was wearing my caustic shirt today... it says caustic centered on the chest and beneath that is guy that could pose on the door to a men's room... and there are flames coming out of the top of the restroom guy... P liked it, so i tell him the story and tell him he can have the shirt... R gets the cd.. yay!

there's a horror/gore party/event in detroit next weekend, i hope i can go... it sounds too amazingly interesting to miss... i'll leave it at that in hopes i don't sound too crazy yet...

speaking of crazy i showed P and H my newest gas mask while they were over...

today i swore... a lot... for everything... and i was rather short with some people... and it was the most alive i've felt in weeks...

11.06.2006

this morning i was overcome with a strong sense of defeat... sure the 35/100 on my physics test didn't help... the average was 54... so i was still significantly below that... the prof has said so long as you come to class, do the homework and do the quizzes he'll give you a B... so that's cool... still everything seemed hopeless for a period of about 4 hours... i regained composure at some point after lunch... i believe some angry music helped on the drive back to school for my afternoon class... had a quiz in there... i think it's the first quiz in that class that i didn't completely bomb... so that helped too... then i worked on some home work for the same class... and i actually did a couple problems all my my lonesome... something that is rare these days... so at the moment i feel i have a grasp on things again... it is an extremely delicate feeling though... at least i don't feel like i'm finished at the moment... one month one week and one day left...

dayton was fine... i'm always so tired there... and yes being at home takes a lot out of me... i think i'll live there next summer, but when i'm done with school i hope to get my own place as soon as possible... that will help a lot... other than that i don't have any problems with dayton... which i suppose it good because that's where my post graduation job is... i do have to wonder how long all my friends there will stay there...there needs to be a microbrewery there.. that's my only complaint i think...

i saw two movies this weekend... borat... i enjoyed it a lot, made fun of so many things, i was rolling... don't see it if you have a problem with naked men though... also saw saw III with the friend i had seen the first two with... i liked it also, i feel, right now at least, that its been the most polished on the series so far... and while i am somewhat skeptical about the fourth i'll be seeing it a year from now... there was also a trailer for hostel part II... while i wasn't a huge fan of the first, i'll see the second... the trailer was all in german and rather creepy... and i'm sure it worked just like they wanted, get my interest with a creepy german trailer even though it takes place in slovakia and has little to nothing to do with germans...

i don't have plans for the weekend yet... i need something...

i was going to post a picture, but photobucket is down for maintenance... maybe next post...

11.01.2006

physics wasn't bad... i liked my group today... they were friendly and helpful... i often feel i'm being ostracized since i am an engineer... prof still out of town... so no test...

there may be a quiz friday in fields... i don't want that... friday could very well suck, shit tastic physics test coupled with a fields quiz... a quiz also means i can't skip class and get to dayton sooner...

i did laundry today...

i went to walmart... the rx-7 wouldn't start when i tried to leave... i left my phone at home... i used a payphone to call AAA... payment got screwed up and our service was canceled... then i realized the only phone number i have memorized are my cell phone and my parents house... my parents weren't home... i know my favorite gas station had a towing service so i asked if they had a phone book i could use.. took them a couple minutes but they found it... i called the gas station and a tow truck arrived... by some miracle jumping the car worked... i didn't think it was a low battery... the battery was new in july... and the starter didn't even try to crank... the relay didn't even click... so i dunno it started once that's all i needed to get home... the radio ceased working and the hatch and door idiot lights flashed the entire way home... the doors and hatch were closed... at home i turned it off and tried to start it... first time i worked... i let it run for a couple minutes turned it off and tried again, completely dead... so i don't know... it's frustrating... it was working so perfectly... can't sell a car that doesn't run too well... i'll look at it some tomorrow... it's just so weird... nothing about this makes sense... at least i got a yummy smelling pumpkin spice candle at walmart...

tomorrow morning i will see if i can get the stripline working... early afternoon is fields homework... seminar from 3-4... maybe i'll look at the 7 some after that... i'll have maybe an hour of light by the time i get home...

friday samples are coming in that i need ot test and have the results by monday... i found out about this tonight... so depending on when they arrive friday i may or may not have time to test them before i leave for dayton... i'll need to do them sunday evening then... shouldn't be a problem... i have a magic touch for the machine... i'm the only one that can get good data out of it right now... yay...

i got my cd from COP today... i love that place... ordered monday, received wednesday form california... its a couple days faster than metropolis, which only comes from Philadelphia... wonderful experience with COP! sorry metro, looks like i'll only be getting a few albums from you i can't get from COP... maybe if you still sent me stickers, but you stopped doing that too...