Thursday, October 27, 2005


Around 4am last night, the topic of doing a kick up came up, and I am sure we looked insane, but Frank and I went down to the trampoline, in 40º weather, jeans and sweatshirt, to practice this on the trampoline lol.

It was really fun! It's easier than it looks if you are doing it on a trampoline. I haven't braved doing it in the house yet. I'm going to have to try to do it on skates tomorrow night though. That'd be a feat!

Kick up is where you're on your back, and you bring your legs up, and then kick them forward. The momentum, should you do it right, is supposed to propell you onto your feet.

"Inferno was a crossover in which the X-Men battled demons led by Jean Grey's clone Madelyne Pryor."

Aside from the slight changes in spelling, both of those are/were my names. lol

Icky GED class

I have that GED class tonight. Yick. The class sucks a lot. Even though I took the exams, I have to show up once a week for an hour or so. Otherwise, she has to report to the state that I am not there.

If I don't go, and say I fail the GED, then I'm booted out of the class, and I won't be able to retake it without being put back IN the class.

Or something like that.

Sama Duo has used some of my photographs in the booklet for their new CD. ^_^ My first photo credit! Go me! :-D

Mature or professional?

I came across this picture earlier of the inside of a bar. And I think "I should know that bar." Frank says "Does that make you mature or professional?" lol Turns out the bar is El Farol.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Galapagos Volcano

This is an image of the most recent volcano eruption on Isabela, the largest of the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. The eruption of Sierra Negra was on Saturday, and created three lava flows down the mountain. (AP Photo)
"Satan denounced his followers as 'religious wack-jobs', and complained that even he believed in God."

Death and dying

There are some new processes of what to do with your dead body after you go.

A swedish company will freeze dry you, and sub sonically turn you into powder, and then use you as fertalizer. Another company will embed parts of your DNA into a tree. The only problem with that is you might potentially be consiously aware of it. And yet another company ( will turn you into diamonds.

Interestingly enough, you could be on your wife's finger while she looks at you fertalizing yourself.


There was a story released (which for some reason isn't online yet) about the hurricane disaster plan and why it was abandoned. This story appears in the November 2005 issue of Wired Magazine.

Going as far back as the 1960's, experts knew there would be a levee collapse in New Orleans. In 2001, the Federal Emergency Management Agnecy predicted what would happen to New Orleans. Last year National Geographic had gone so far as to release a study of their own which presented a spooky-accurate description of what would actually come to pass in New Orleans. "By the time Katrina roared ashore, every detail of the catostrophe had been foretold."

And yet the government did nothing.

This yaer Congress and the Bush Adminstration cut the funding to improve the levees in New Orleans. The Army Corps of Engineers requested $27.1 million. The Bush Administration, in conjunction with Congress, cut the funding to $5.7 million. Consequentially, the city was destroyed and thousands died because they couldn't improve the levees. The message being sent out by the government? When a natural disaster hits, you're on your own fucker.

Apparently, they can't run the risk of aiding the citizens of the country. They allocated $10.8 billion to Homeland Security, which is basically paying for the members to sit around with their thumbs up their ass, but they can't allow $27.1 million to repair levees which could have saved the city.


So yea.

I tried to update yesterday, but it didn't go through for some reason. Took the GED on Wednesday and Thursday. I think I did fine, but another week, and I'll have my results. ^_^ Yay! Go me!

I've been kind of sick off and on for a week or so now. It's really bad. I hate it. :( Throwing up, coughing. The whole 9 yards.

Papa returned yesterday from the hurricane clean up efforts the church was doing. It's good to have him home, but he is very sick. Everybody here has been sick off and on. It's no fair. My Dad has a nasty sinus infection. We're all doing a bit better though.