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Mon, Jul. 24th, 2006, 09:06 pm
Argh.

I am so frustrated with this whole college thing. I don't think they'll let me place out of all these damn calculus courses that I've already taken because I screwed up the placement test. And what the hell is with them giving their short placement test more weight than the AP score? Their excuse: the placement test represents their classes more. HA. Funny.

Damn them.

Sun, Jun. 18th, 2006, 01:35 pm
Greetings from the other side of the pond...

So I've been in London for three days, but haven't found any Internet time until now. So, where to begin? I suppose my first impression is always good. Basically, it was, "Holy crap, everything is backwards!" Despite obviously knowing this little fact, it's still a bit of a shock. Another part of my first impression is the sheer amount of tourists. About 50% of the people I see are tourists, and of those, about 75% are American and 20% are Asian. So, I've been going around as a camera-wielding tourist, doing tourist-like things in places. I just heard an organ recital in Westminster Abbey today. That was interesting, since it's basically a freaking Gothic church. So all sounds echo audibly for more than five seconds.

Fri, Jun. 9th, 2006, 10:19 pm

I don't think anybody knows how it felt to get that choir award. And the surprising amount of noise made by everyone as it was announced. That was completely unexpected, and what I felt was indescribable. So I won't bother.

Thu, May. 25th, 2006, 11:34 pm
Happy Towel Day.

I carried my towel with me today. Did you?

Wed, May. 17th, 2006, 09:36 pm

I just read through a rather long transcript of a chat I remember being in quite a long time ago, where a religious 49-year-old father attempted to debate a 22-year-old Atheist. In short, the father gave no arguments, flung a lot of insults, contradicted himself several times, made feeble attempts to counter the Atheist's arguments by essentially saying, "You're wrong, and that makes you stupid," and ultimately proved what a complete idiot he was. Here are some of his quotes that basically sum up everything he has to say.

<TurquoiseYoshi> Why don;t you just admit it.  your evolution is a failed religion to obscure the fact that there is a Creator.  You reject Him.  Fine.  Enjoy the life He gave you untilyou die
<TurquoiseYoshi> Look around, what are the examples of animals evolving today are there cat-dogs ,etc  no just kinds like in the bible
<TurquoiseYoshi> you won't change w\your minduntil you're tossed into the lake.  Sorrry for you
<TurquoiseYoshi> Just keep saying that stuff, maybe you'll really believe it.  Your religion just doesn't do well in science only your science-fiction.  stick to tv and movies for evolution
<TurquoiseYoshi> Snex, the bible is accurate,sorry for you...You just don;t like the "story on revelation where unbelievers g o to the lake of fire.  How do you like that story

He describes himself perfectly here.

<TurquoiseYoshi> Funny how you ask for rpoof of your garbage science and contradictions but you just run away if asked  what would happen if yo got the nswers ,, The truth is that there wou;d never be enough evidence.  You simple choose t o believe youe religion of no Crator
<TurquoiseYoshi> Hey, that's good, anyone you can't out debate, call them an idiot.  Incredible logic  you must be a genius

After a while, everything he said degraded to several endlessly repeated sentences. Actually, more like one repeated phrase, and every possible mangled version of it.

<TurquoiseYoshi> Of course, because as in Romans 1, od has given you over to a corrupt mind.  Enjoy the time you have there are only so many tomorrows.  I have foreer
<TurquoiseYoshi> I guess calling nales is great when you have no science on your side..so sad.  To abd it won't extend your like..  Better have fun..on;y so many tomorrows....
<TurquoiseYoshi> Maybe you are god.  You probably never make mistskes.  No wonder you make fun of theCreator, you thjink you're smarter.   Just have fun only so manytomoorows and tomorrow one less  enjoy
<TurquoiseYoshi> Snex, we've already shown that no amount of proof will make you turn to theCreator..it's you're choice.   So you think you're god.  Have fun..nly so many tomorrows.  Of course, I do have more respect for those who reject the bible than forthose who say they believe half pick a side
<TurquoiseYoshi> Snex, soory, but you're no scholar and your knowledge od scripture stinks.   Ever learning and never coming to the knowledge of the truth.  So you don't believe the bible.  Have fun..on;y so many tomorrows for you and here you are wasting your time pretending there's no creator
<TurquoiseYoshi> Pretending you believe parts of the bible but only trying to attack it.. You think there's no god but you waste your time spiting at Him and His Word'... only so many tomorows   enjoy as many as you can before you ru out
<TurquoiseYoshi> I think you only spend time spitting at God becuase you really know there is one.  If there wasn't one..you wouldn't waste your genius time worrying about it.  don;t worry..ony so many tomorrows for you  enjoy them
<TurquoiseYoshi> Only so many tomorrows.   Too bad you have no future but this like and you waste your spitting at God.  It won;t change things for you.  Only you ca change.  You don't break God''s laws..God's laws wil break you
<TurquoiseYoshi> snex take a couse in literature.  The bible was written for our perspective.  and When Jesus said he was the door, thatdidn't mead he had hinges.  Take a course in Bible literature and come back then.  You sound so silly.. On;ly so many tomorrows  enjoy them
<TurquoiseYoshi> Only so many tomorrows....enjoy them.  Hey I have forever.  Good for me.  It's not my fault you don't wantit.  But i'm sure God will appreciate your feeble attempts to spit at Him durung your judgemant  ahve fun
<TurquoiseYoshi> No threats just fats.. the death rate is one per person...you won't be the exception.  I've got eternity but you only have this life which could end anytime.  Tinl aboutit only so many tomorrows
<TurquoiseYoshi> Great  thanks...only so may tomorows...I know you willthink about it.  enjoy
<TurquoiseYoshi> Hey, I'me not worried, but you are aren;t you. Oh that's right you have to llok cool and pretend you're not worried.  Hey enjoy theres only so....

Thu, May. 11th, 2006, 02:25 am
Ridiculously frustrated

I've decided to write a piece for choir with piano accompaniment. The only problem is that being sung, a choral piece needs lyrics. Writing lyrics is one of the hardest things I've ever tried. Seriously. I am completely and utterly stuck. Every time I come up with something that I kind of like, I suddenly realize that it's utter crap and throw it out. As of now, I have come up with three words that I'm happy with. It's also just a subordinate clause, and nothing I think of can follow it smoothly. My problem is that I'm still not sure what it's going to be about, exactly, so I'm just tossing ideas around. Not very good ideas, naturally, which leads to my other problems. And even if I think of a brilliant thing to write about, my words won't be able to do it justice. I don't want to go the surreal, nonsensical route on this one, so all I can do about it is rant at the Internet at ungodly hours. I think I'm going to sleep soon.

Sat, Apr. 29th, 2006, 08:45 pm
Huh.

Apparently, high school is basically over, and all that's left is senior internship and graduation. That's pretty insane. But now, I have to decide whether or not to play video games with this begging 12-year-old kid trying to look over my shoulder right now.

Sat, Apr. 22nd, 2006, 08:26 pm
Ah crap.

I was just eating dried cranberries from a plate beside my computer and accidentally dropped one. It rolled down my shirt and then just disappeared. Of course, I know it's going to turn up a few hours or some days later when I least expect it. Right now, I can imagine it jumping out and yelling, "Aha! Never thought you'd see ME again, did you?" Not because I have a great imagination, but because that's how frustrated I'm feeling right now. In fact, I'll let all my nonexistent readers know when it turns up.

Fri, Apr. 21st, 2006, 07:26 pm
Unlike most sopranos, buckets do not, in fact, have ears.

Have you ever thought about poles? Nobody really notices them anymore because they blend in so well. There are poles everywhere. In schools. In random buildings. In strip clubs. Not that I know that. Has anyone ever taken the time to feel the texture of a pole recently? Often, poles have layers of paint on them that make them rough and bumpy, yet somehow smooth at the same time. Metal poles, on the other hand, are completely smooth and shiny like bald people, but they sometimes make your hand smell horribly metally. Nasty. My old laptop used to do that to an extent. Actually, the worst I've ever come across is that hotel I stayed in at that Colorado ski resort. The metal handles on the front door were some of the most horrible things I have ever touched. Holy crap. Barely touch one, and your hand smells strongly of metal until you wash it off. Now that makes me angry.

Speaking of poles, polls are basically just surveys with one multiple choice question, right? Have you ever seen a poll with multiple questions? I don't remember ever coming across one, but if anybody ever does, tell me about it and I'll be intrigued. Polls aren't nearly as fun as surveys, though. And they're not nearly as fun to make fun of. Surveys, especially those on the Internet made by random people, are often ridiculous in many ways. Perhaps the questions are random, or maybe just stupid. It's also really easy to be completely sarcastic while taking a survey, while it's harder to do so on a single multiple choice question.

Sun, Apr. 16th, 2006, 08:53 pm
Thistles.

This post has nothing to do with thistles. But it does have to do with something that is somewhat like a thistle. That is, it has everything to do with my hair. Or my lack thereof. Almost. It's short now. It's currently at the don't-have-to-comb length. Very fuzzy, and feels funny when I run my hand over it. It feels weird after letting my hair grow for quite a while.

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