Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Semester end for me and Hands pocket junk

I had my last final exam on Monday (ASC 102- good course only if you’re interested in that kind of thing). I now have a feeling of freedom. Almost like as if I was lying on the ground and a gigantic humongous fat man (sorry not fat, I mean FAAAAT!!!) was just rolled off of me, allowing me to breathe and move again, but then out of nowhere I was pushed out a plane and I’m falling gracefully through the air flailing my arms happily and kicking because I’m free! Free from the bondage of school! Until May 9th. [ka-splut] Ow, the ground hurts.

I don’t know about girls, but I know as a guy (Yes! I'm a guy! Stop laughing and making fun of me in your head! ), sometimes I have an urge or craving to play a certain video game (it’s funny, as I was about to go to sleep last night, I had a craving for lasagne…hmm... delicious irrelevancy...). And so the past few days I’ve done that. Via les emulators of arcade games, I played
the Simpsons Arcade game (for some reason, I thought this game was great when I was younger, but now...not so great), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, some Marvel Super Heros vs Street Fighter and now I’m working my way through Metal Slugs 1-4. Fun fun.

In other Tim-news, I did the Sudoku puzzle in Monday's 24 Hours in 7 minutes and I almost threw my shoulder out while doing some morning stretches.

Hands in My Pocket - UPDATE

Kudos to those brilliant marketing people hired by Capital One. I’ve noticed on TV that they have two new commercials featuring Jim Guthrie’s song. I guess they realized how popular it was and did the smart thing and capitalized on the popularity-isticness. They even did something smarter, and got a whole site (sort of, well, basically just the domain name I think) called (drum roll please): Clever hmm? At that site, you can download the full MP3 of the song and even watch the commercials, how cool is that? But they don’t have the first commercial. (EDIT: Nov 14 2006 - looks like they changed the website and you can't download the MP3 anymore. I suggest you do a google search for it or ask on forums or something if you're desperate)

The only reason I enjoyed the first commercial so much was because of that hilarious black guy boogeying. Cracked me up every time with the expression on his face. Something bad though, I don’t think they “advertised” correctly enough, cause for some reason, if one were to google (how great is that? “Google” is a noun AND verb!) “hands in my pocket commercial” yours truly’s Terriblelands is number one (tee hee). I only found because of Google. Did you just ask, "How popular is this whole hands in my pocket thing anyway?" Well over here, I mentioned that 50 people stumbled over onto my site because of me talking about it. Since December 2005, it’s been a few thousand. People are infatuated with someone’s hands, in someone else’s pockets! Btw, Rick Mercer did a spoof - Knee in My Package --> PACKAGE!!!

When you really think about it, at the end of the day, this whole thing is kinda perverted…

Man alive! Gas is gone crazy! Within the past 3 days, I’ve seen it at a low of 108.5 and a high of 117.5¢/litre. According to my records, it hasn’t been that high (in BC) since the hurricanes in September.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

The Significance of Easter

When it’s Christmas time, the stores go nuts. Decorated trees and other junk are slapped onto walls while “Christmas” related stuff plays on TV. It’s a nice time to feel good. Awww, a little baby was born in a manger. Angels were singing and some wise men gave gifts to the newborn babe. Awww. No one minds hearing about that.

But whoah ho ho. Then a few months later it’s “Easter” time. Do you see decorations everywhere? Do TV stations put “Easter” related stuff on TV? No. Easter just becomes a time where we get a statutory holiday and little kids get to eat chocolate and find eggs, because some stupid rabbit hid them over night. Rabbits? Eggs? Chocolate? I have yet to find a good explanation that will make sense of these things.

There is no emphasis that I have observed in general society of what Easter is really about. It’s not taught about in public schools because that’s a no-no and it’s religious. We don’t want to offend anyone right? However, there is the occasional report on the news, where some person will say something like, “Today ‘Christians’ around the world are marking Good Friday….and the pope lead this and people watched him over here and blah blah blah.” Big whoop.

Why do I think the true reason behind Easter is not shown on TV? Or taught in schools? Or talked about by general society on the street? Because there’s a little something called the truth and people don’t like to face up to it because it hurts. That’s why the real meaning of Easter is pushed aside and brushed over with some namby-pamby politically correct monkey crap.

This page explains best what Easter truly is about and I’ve taken some explanations from there. The Bible says that everyone has sinned. Everyone includes you and me. We all have committed some act that was selfish therefore have missed God’s perfect standards to be able to have a personal relationship with Him. The Bible also says that there is a consequence for sin, which is death. Not just physically, but death here is spiritual separation from God. When we don’t have a personal relationship with God, that’s what death is. That’s the truth and it hurts.

Easter is the time we take note of the fact, that on Good Friday, Jesus Christ, God in human form, was nailed to a cross and crucified as a payment on behalf of our sins. Why? The consequence of our sins demanded that a sacrifice be made. Jesus lived a perfect life when He physically walked on earth and His death, both physical and spiritual, was accepted by God so that no one else had to die for their own sins, because Jesus already had done it. Right before He died He said, “It is finished.”

But on the third day, Jesus miraculously rose from the dead showing He was more than just a man. Who knows how many tens of thousands (or more) of people who have been crucified in the past. They all stayed in the ground. When Jesus resurrected from His grave, it was forever. Sin had been dealt with and everyone is now able to truly know God. We still can't live up to His perfect standards, but Jesus’ death and resurrection has justified us to be innocent of our past wrongdoings (sin) in God's eyes. We don't need to experience spiritual death!

Easter is supposed to be a time of celebration of the fact that (spiritual) death has been conquered and that we can have life. We can accept and believe what Jesus Christ did for us and know God personally. That’s a lot better than any rabbit, egg, or piece of chocolate.

Next year for the Canucks

The last game of the regular season was tonight. It was great.
Until next year. Yeah Canuckleheads!!!

Go Home Team Go!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

I need some funny (you do too)

I took a piccie from an Archie comic because, it made me laugh and I thought I'd share it.

and also I noticed these two coaster comics in the Peak, [insert Peak-bashing comments here], which made me laugh too.

However, taking God's name in vain isn't funny.

I also added some links on the gigantnismsdn links page. hurrah.
FIXED! Useslss info, thanks to the waybackmachine. White Canadian Guy who is a Chinese celebrity - intriguing! A black guy in China - hi-larious. Check Ron's podcasts out. Funny, and he'd appreciate it.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Scratch? Pick? No.

The bus was nearly full, and I didn’t see any empty seats in the back, so I sat down on an aisle seat somewhere relatively near the front. There was a middle aged gentleman, balding, grey haired Caucasian man, reading some article printed off a computer who had the window seat beside me. I sat quietly as the bus travelled “up” Hastings towards SFU.

Then I noticed movement from the man sitting beside me. What was his hand doing? I dared not to stare directly at him, but I tried to look at him out of the corner of my eye. His hand was moving near his face… by his mouth …his nose? Is the man sitting beside me picking his nose? Nooo! It’s a full bus! He wouldn’t do that. And I’m sitting beside him! He wouldn’t pick his nose. I continued to try to get a glance at him now and then at the corner of my eye though. I’m shy and it would make things awkward if I suddenly turned my head to look at him. And also, I was afraid that he might actually be picking his nose, be upset and flick a booger at me. That’s right, I said booger.

People were getting off of the bus and I saw a few empty seats slightly behind where I was sitting. I wasn’t exactly comfortable, so I moved to the empty seats. I had a clear view of the man’s profile now. He looked like a pleasant gentleman, calm demeanour. I stared at him for a while, and in my head, told myself I shouldn’t think silly thoughts like the ones before. And then I saw him pick his nose. It wasn’t a scratch. It was a pick. He picked his nose. I was horrified. I looked around the bus. No one else had saw it. The man, on the bus, whom I sat beside, just picked his nose!!! Gaah!!! And he picked his nose when I had sat beside him a few minutes ago!!!

I got to school with no other exciting happenings. I didn’t think about it for the rest of the day until now.
(Week 13, last day of classes for me too.)
Read this, about the H5N1. It’s funny. Bigwhiteguy!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Stupid accounting (lecture)

BUS 254 is stupid. Managerial accounting is stupid. I boo/change the channel whenever I see accounting commercials on TV. By the end of the semester(s) I want to physically hurt and inflict pain on my accounting textbook(s), but it is inanimate and will not react. And it cost way too much money, for me to damage it. Stupid accounting. I had my last lecture today...and this is what happened in my lectures for 254 this semester:

Week 1: Bored, but stayed awake the whole time (I think).
Week 2: Fell asleep.
Week 3: Fell asleep.
Week 4: Fell asleep.
Week 5: Fell asleep.
Week 6: Fell asleep.
Week 7: Reading break, no class. Phew.
Week 8: Midterm, guessed on a lot of the Multiple Choice cause lack of time.
Week 9: Fell asleep.
Week 10: Fell asleep.
Week 11: Fell asleep.
Week 12: Fell asleep and left early.
Week 13: (Today) - Fell asleep, waited for the prof to say something important about the final exam, and then regretted not leaving early, because he didn't say a thing that was helpful, AT ALL! [angry face] RAR!

When I say "Fell asleep" I don't mean I sleep-through-the-entire-lecture, but midway the class as I tried to concentrate, I would just conk out for a few minutes. Then I'd wake up clueless and lost, and I'd sit in my chair daydreaming/watching the clock. Almost every single time, I'd be in a bad mood when I exited the class, which would follow me on the bus as I travelled home. Lingering, negative side effects of a stupid stupid accounting class. Up yours accounting!

Good thing there's hockey at my church, Monday nights. It helps me on the inside. I got a blister on my left hand though from the stick I used. Stupid accounting.

Ok I'm done.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Sudoku, Gas, Schroeder

I did Sudoku (see below) on the bus. 'Twas "Medium". Took 37 minutes. Narf.

I saw gas for 103.4¢/litre. Then I saw it for 112.3¢/litre. Caramba!

Now, I’m wondering why I’m getting Alana Schroeder’s mail in my inbox.