It’s been a really long time since I’ve posted an update. :(
I’ve been pretty busy, what with work, random friend things, and other even more random stuff!
First, job: I’ve been in training for six weeks! That’s crazy-talk. Working for HP doing crazy-secret things! >_> <_ < P exciting.
Second, friends: Actually been doing a lot of things with my friends lately, from random trips to Little Rock (also caused by point #3 below), to movie viewings almost every weekend, to going to see loads of concerts. It's been pretty fun, and a good break from work (not that my job is bad, it's just that 40 hours a week drains you a little bit after you've been used to working about 3 hours max at a time, and also going to school)!
Third, other randomness: The air conditioner has been broken at my apartment the past few days, which has led to some interesting stuff to just get away from the heat (it's been so bad that we have nicknamed the place "Hell"). One of those things was a car ride that I did on a whim that ended up being roughly 2 and a half hours long. Pics after the jump, as they will mess up the layout: Continue reading Holy Snap! An update!
Saturday (I would say yesterday, but because of a silly Philosophy paper, it’s Monday now =P), I took a little trip to Starkville, Mississippi with three of my friends. You may be wondering at this point, “Why?”, and I’ll tell you, friend: a Quiz Bowl tournament. Yes, my good fellows, due to the hard work of certain individuals, the University of Central Arkansas now has a team of people gathered together for the purpose of academic competition.
On this particular Saturday, Mississippi State University was hosting a tournament, and we were scheduled to compete. (Side note: the MSU campus is awesome. It’s big and seems like one of those places that’s just been there forever) Seven teams were in attendance, and a round-robin style bracket was had. In the end, we got fourth place, but we did really well. We averaged around 210 points a game. However, it was somewhat bittersweet, as we lost three (out of nine [not completely sure there]) games within 20 points (in the NAQT-style format that we were playing, each question is worth ten points, and if you answer correctly, you get “bonus” questions which are worth 30 points in total. You also get counted off five points if you buzz in before the question is finished with an incorrect answer). It was still really fun, though, and I think we did quite well considering that this is only our second tourney.
There’s one more thing I must mention. If you’re ever in Starkville, you have to eat at a restaurant called “Harvey’s” and hope that they have the Jamaican Jerk Tilapia Lunch Special going on that day. It is to die for. A mouthgasm, if you will.
Oh, one more thing. One of the people on the trip is a magician with music. He called up “Sweet Home Alabama” when someone said they wanted something classical rock, he found Rick Astley, Jewel, andMatisyahu on Sirius sattelite radio, among other things. ‘Twas epic.
So, in a mere six hours, I will be leaving for Tulsa, Oklahoma to see Brand New in concert. I’m pretty freaking excited. We’ve been counting down the days since we ordered our tickets about two months ago, and we’re ready to go see it. (That count definitely included a “fortnight”, as well.)
The only bad thing about it is that I have another class in the morning at 9:25. :(
In other news, Orbis Sanctum made a new video, this time starring Will Smith… er, his Halo look-alike. That’s right, we made a short Machinima featuring the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air intro. Check it: