Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Just because gas is so interesting

It's been a top story on the news all day (or at least, the times that I've been watching the news). The national average for the price of gasoline is at a 5 month low; around 96 cents. I thought I noticed something strange when I saw gas for 101.5 ¢/litre last night.

I don't like that above statistic though, because it's still high for people on the westcoast.
Those bums in Brampton, Ontario are paying 76¢/litre.

Not that it matters....or as if anyone is reading this.
That was a rhetorical statement.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Float like a butterfly, sting like a wasp?

Welcome to the Friday Edition of Good News/Bad News. Let's begin.

Bad news: I was stung by a common wasp.
Bad news: Unlike bees, the wasp is probably still alive.
Good news: I was only stung once.

Bad news: I was stung on one of my toes.
Bad news: It hurt. Sharp intense pain the first few moments.
Good news: It wasn't on my face.

Bad news: I've never been stung before.
Good news: Went to the drop-in clinic and found out I'm not allergic.

Bad news: It still hurt when I was in the clinic.
Good news: The doctor gave me some antihistamine and cream for free.

Bad news: The swelling and inflammation on that toe was immense!
Good news: See the previous good news.

Bad news: The toe-pain now is comparable to the sorenes of a toenail being ripped off or a really really really really really really really bad stubbing.
Good news: I can still walk/run...for the most part normally.

Bad news: I hate wasps.
Good news: I will kill many wasps someday. Along with many other bugs.

Stay tuned within the year for the next edition of Good News/Bad News.
Saw gas "come down" to 109.9 ¢/litre
EDIT: August 27, 2006 - I'm pretty much all better now. Only used the drugs once. And gas was 107 ¢/litre today for a low.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

New Terribleland content - ant page

I put up a new page today, about ants.
There are some pictures, (feauturing one large 2MB photoshopped picture) and a few videos.

Why did I make a page about ants? It's not exactly about them, but more of my recent experiences with them.
So check it out if you like, it's on the frame-menu to your left,
under the heading My Junk (specifically) ==> ant page.

If you do not see a seperate frame menu to your left with those headings and links, click here.
I also moved the great tiber war, lance, and spider-man poses photograph galleries onto Flickr. Hurray for them.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Cosmic Conspiracy Theory

Thanks God, my time has been relaxing lately. It's been nice. No school is fantastic. Bam!

Okay, in case you haven't heard, especially on the news yesterday, it's said that astronomers (around 2500 of them from 75 countries meeting in the Czech Republic) are meeting to decide on the "universal definition" of a planet. This could lead to our solar system to have 12 planets instead of 9:

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus (wahahaaa), Neptune, Pluto, Charon, and "Xena" (2003 UB313).

Cool diagram
Anyways, if changed, that would mean textbooks and videos and blah blah, etc etc stuff would be changed.

You know what I think the real cause of all this fuss over adding planets and stuff is?

The astronomers are bored. And possibly lonely.
I think I speak for 96.82304% of all people on earth, that there are bigger issues to deal with... and that we don't really care.

You may have seen this in an email forward. You can do this as you sit in front of your computer. Stick your right leg out and draw small circles in the air with your foot clockwise. Now, with your right hand, draw the number 6 in the air. Automatically, your foot will change directions. Fascinating!
(NOTE: If this does not work for you, you should seek professional help from a medical doctor, immediately.)

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Let the summer begin!

Yeah! I had my last exam today! Woohoo! Narf narf zoooort! In retrospect, I think the amount of time I spent writing the exam today could’ve been shorter though. It was scheduled for 3 hours and I estimate I spent about 20 minutes daydreaming…teehee. Doesn't matter. Sigh. It feels strange that I have no immediate pressures or school work that needs to be completed to be handed in for marks or something. Aaaah. What a feeling.

Sooooo…… not much else is new with me, other than school finally being over. Oh wait, sudoku, I have to talk about sudoku. About a week and a half ago (maybe it was a week ago? my internal calendar is all messed up) I did another Friday edition of the sudoku in the 24 Hours and I completed it again, in under 50 minutes. I think they changed it; I think Thursday is the hardest now. Hmm. Oh yeah, I also did a sudoku recently in that inferior Metro paper in 4:41 minutes (take that, you inscrutable-under-13-minute-time-limit!)

Some general things to share:
In the last 254 lecture I had, the prof ended with something amusing. He talked about something that he heard about in the news. Paraphrased: “Most things we need are made in China. Like 99% [I made that figure up] of underwear is made in China. There’s some underwear you can buy here, but it’s very expensive and no one really buys that anyways. What would happen to us, if China just stopped making underwear? The world’s supply of underwear would be gone! What would we all wear?” And then he dismissed us.

In 207, one of the last things the prof said, paraphrased, was dealing with final grades and stuff: “It is certain that 17% [I made that figure up too] will fail this class. There is nothing you can do. If you get a ‘D’, you must re-take this class. A ‘D’ is a polite ‘F’. If you get a ‘D’ or an ‘F,’ do not hope that it will be changed. Miracles don’t happen. Jesus died a long time ago.” At this point, the class laughed (which I’m not surprised at anymore) and then he blabbed about something else. What a sad outlook on life.

And just for fun, here’s some words of advice a strange lady told me 2 weeks ago (I’m not kidding):
“Don't get hit by a truck. It'll screw up your life.”

Gas has been in the 114.9 - 120.9¢/litre range.