Thursday, October 30, 2008

2008.10.30 Thursday

Waking up at 6am has never been my forte. I went in to work, but ended up just crashing there and spending some time on the porcelain throne till like 9. I met up with the guy I'm working for, and we had a meeting where we on the same wavelength more-so than other days. I guess that made me more excited to get some work done; I started cranking through the assignment.

Before I knew it... Crawfish Etoufee Lunch Thursday crept up on me. I went out and got food for Habibi and Ronalda because everybody was "too busy" to go all the way to Little Deli for lunch. Don't really believe that. I bet I could have asked Obama or McCain to go eat lunch with me, and once they knew it was crawfish etoufee, they would make the time to go eat :-P

I left work at normal time, and almost fell asleep on the way home. Then once I got home I could not fall asleep. I put a ton of windshield wiper fluid in my car; excited to see it spray all over the place tomorrow. Since then, I've felt more and more like my body is speeding up and I'm getting things done. I hate how my body does that: night comes so I get exicted... but I have to kill that excitement and sleep, then when I wake up I'm drowsy for the next 6-7 hours. I think I really am a night owl at heart.

Kelc and I are gonna watch episode 6 of season 1 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Good show, and somehow I had not heard about it until mid September, yet it is already showing the 4th season, I think.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

2008.10.29 Wednesday

Long school day. The lab at the end of my day went rather well; it's supposed to last 3 weeks and consists of 14 tasks. Well my partner and I busted our way through 6 of those tasks and had time to spare. We might be able to finish in two weeks if things go really well next time!

The upcoming test in government is starting to make its presence, and just making the school days less fun to look forward to.

Kelc and I watched Playing By Heart tonight. Funny at some points, lots of big names, but there are a lot of story lines going on so it can be hard to follow.

2008.10.28 Tuesday

Good ol' Tuesday. Nothing better than waking up at 6am and going to bed past 1am. How fun it is to be a college student.

Work today wasn't that bad. Every now and then, I get emails from people complaining to others about how nobody really knows how to use MS Outlook, and blame all their problems on the software. Lunch was especially fun today. I needed to get out of the office for more than just a slice of time, so I followed the Habibi home after picking up some TacoB. We played a few songs on Guitar Hero World Tour; pretty fun, lots of new things going on with the faux-music scene.

After lunch, I had a meeting with a co-worker to redefine my assignment and tell me about a previous one. Apparently a lot of work I had done early in the summer went to waste, so that's somewhat a bummer. It's always good to know what is expected of you BEFORE you start doing work. Oh well, at least to the company I'm just chump change.

Kelc and I watched the Virgin Suicides. Well actually, I thought my disc was severly scratched, so I didnt think we would be able to watch it. NOPE, actually the video drivers for my video card are STILL in development stages and things are very unreliable. Thanks ASUS, I thought that was a respectable brand name. The card just came out in July though, so I guess having new technology means you pay for it monetarily and in time. The movie was pretty good, easy to watch, but semi depressing. In some ways, it makes me worried about what type of parent I may be in the future. Just more to think about.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

2008.10.27 Monday

Drove back to ATX today; straight to campus. DSP class was led by a TA, so I probably slept harder than normal in that class. Lunch was good, Wendy's can be cheap if you let it be. I ordered side items, and paid less than I normally do and had food left over that I could not eat.

Government was pretty good surprisingly. I stayed awake, but at the end they handed back our quizzes. Damn I don't like the TA's at UT. Somehow I always get shafted.

Acoustics cheered me up. Look up 'highly directive sound sources', and my professor let us play with one in class today.

Now, I'm tired and very much need sleep. Until tomorrow ~

2008.10.26 Sunday

Super Sunday. Kelc and I woke up fashionably late. We cleaned up and went to get some Papa John's instead of Shipley's. We used a coupon and got to keep it, yay!

Steelers played and were winning for most of the game, but ended up dropping the ball and lost. Oh well, their record is still good. I couldn't be in that bad of a mood because I had been sipping on Vanilla Coke all day... my addiction is coming back. Kelc an I then went to Braum's to get some ice cream, then went to fill up my tires with air. Most of my tires were around 20psi and I'm pretty sure they need to be around 32-35psi, causing the edges to bald faster on the tires. No joke, it felt like the car was 4-6 inches higher.

We went back to Kelc's and started studying. She has an astronomy test tomorrow, I needed to take a DSP quiz online. I borrowed Lindsey's laptop, and internet explorer crashed in the middle of my quiz, so I had to email my professor about taking it tomorrow. In the middle of studying, we watch the Neverending Story. Not a bad movie, but there are clear points where they were trying to pull tricks with a very low budget; very clever ideas and good effort! Story on the other hand....

Monday, October 27, 2008

2008.10.25 Saturday

... Kelc and I arived in Arlington around 5am. For some reason, everytime I drive between Austin and Arlington, it takes just about 3 hours instead of 3.5 hours like it used to. I don't speed, and I even drive slower at night because of the 'night speed limit' (which is crap in my opinion, but that's another story).

We were ready to crash rather quickly, but someone was sleeping in our bed! Joshy also had a surprised look on his face, Linds was grumpy at Josh. Fun fun, eventually everything was sorted out, and we were able to get some shut-eye.

I had a hard time waking up. Kelc ended up getting Shipley's for me (thanks honey) and I think I went to sleep after eating that too. We hit the road later than planned for---Edgefest 18--- in Frisco, TX.

We got there right at the end of Seether, the watched Papa Roach, Rise Against, Toadies, Staind, The Offspring, and Stone Temple Pilots. (I hope I'm not forgetting somebody, but I feel like I am). Everything was a good show, but I'm slanting towards The Offspring as being my favorite of the day.

I'll elaborate and post pics on here later.

It was probably a good thing we slept in late... exhausting (but awesome) day.

2008.10.24 Friday

School felt like it took longer than normal today; pretty excited to get this weekend started. I got home from school and went to take a nap, and slept right up until the start of dinner with Kelc's family and grandparents. I really enjoyed seeing them again and spending some quality time with them. It surely felt like they were more talkative this time around. Last time I really spoke with them was about when I was a junior in high school, when we went to Octoberfest in New Braunfels Tx. The food was also delicious, home-cooked by Kelc's mom.

After that, we ran to my house to pack up for the rest of the weekend, then headed out to B-Taylor's and Andrea's place to party it up. Good seeing everybody. I had a lot of fun catching up on things. And football was fun too.

Around 2am, Kelc and I headed out on the road to Arlington...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

2008.10.23 Thursday

Went to work. It's always fun seeing a mailbox full of just a week's worth of emails, and then having maybe 2 or 3 useful ones. One happened to say that the cafeteria would be closed for some other events going on, so I went out to lunch with Habibi. TacoB, not as good as TacoC, but still filling.

I got home, and busted out my sewing kit. I had a pair of shorts with 2 holes in one pocket and 1 hole in the other. I guess money actually was burning holes in my clothing. Some of my family wanted to go to TacoC for dinner, and I couldn't pass that up.

Later Kelc and I watched Lars and The Real Girl. Interesting movie; also a creepy movie. If you are interested, shop around for some 'interesting' merchandise, although I don't really recommend anything myself. The idea of having any of that stuff is creeping me out. *shiv

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

2008.10.22 Wednesday

*major yawn* Long day. I woke up early to being the drive from Arlington to ATX. I realized along the way how much I really enjoy the 101x morning show compared to the 6 or 7 I heard along the way. Also, for some reason it feels like the drive down to ATX is faster than the drive up to Arlington. Explain that one.

Once I got to school, the panic began to set in. I had just a few hours to cram and fill a "cheat sheet" for an exam. I really should have spent more time yesterday working on that, but pleasure got the best of me. The panic helped me stay awake in DSP. Probably one of the three times I didn't sleep in that class.

I spent all of government working on the study sheet and then marched to the test. No huge surprises; just would have went better with more practice. Oh well. Only 30% of the grade.

Went home and got my family some food for dinner, then watched Lions for Lambs with Kelc, long distance style. Pretty good movie.

2008.10.21 Tuesday

Stuck around Arlington today, instead of driving to see Dredg in ATX. I spent the school-day with Kelc. She had a Economic History class that was actually somewhat interesting. She took me for a tour of half of campus, saw a lot of buildings that look the same and aren't labeled very well.

We went home to check movie listings, but nothing good is out right now so we rented a movie about Babysitters that do 'favors' on the side, then turn it into a business. Fun idea, sorta.

We had Shipley's for breakfast, popcorn for lunch, Black Eyed Pea for dinner, and Sonic for dessert. Oh and turtle is still a demon. Later in the day we went to the library on campus to study/research. I have to get up early to drive back to ATX and get some last minute studying in for my acoustics test.

2008.10.20 Monday

Today was a long day. Didn't get enough sleep last night because my mom decided to come in my room at 4am and close the window (the weather was nice outside), then at 6am she was dropping pans in the kitchen and grinding ice cubes with the fridge. Payback will ensue...

I had a government quiz, and I feel like I did better than the last quiz we had. I hate how they give us the option of 2 question for each of the 3 sections we had studied... but in reality the 2 questions were the same thing just worded differently. Acoustics test is coming up, and none of the class seemed to care.

Then I drove up to Arlington for Kelc, oh and to see Dredg in concert at The Loft in Dallas. Amazing show to say the least. My ears were ringing for a while after the concert, but it was so worth it. The talent on their albums parallels their talent on stage, so I am a happy fan. The crowd was a mix of people getting too-in-to-it, to people just staring. I wonder how they will do in ATX tomorrow. Kinda want to go see them again :-P

Monday, October 20, 2008

2008.10.19 Sunday

Woke up late again. Went to bed around 12:30 and woke up about the same time... fun! Kelc and I went off to Pluckers so we could watch the Steelers game. This week was more fun than others, partly because we got to watch the Cowboys lose. Fried pickles were excellent too.

After that, we went home and gave Kip a walk around the block. He's doing a lot better now; just a few more weeks and he should be trotting around like normal. We went to my house to start tackling our school assignments. I needed a ton of motivation to get anywhere with all the reading I needed to cover. Pretty sure it's just not going to happen. My family decided to play a game called Apples to Apples, and we found out that Hellen Keller and Anne Frank cards go with just about anything. We ate some Domino's Pizza. Too soon, Kelc had to depart for A-town. It's so hard to see her go, but at least I'll get to see her again tomorrow... and the next day... and the next day.

Now I just need to finish studying and get ready for a meeting.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

2008.10.18 Saturday

Woke up late today. Helped out Kelc's dad with some housework, then left to my house to watch the latest episode of The Office online. Lol, childbirth.

Went out to the game today. First half was amazing with a ton of energy in the crowd. Second half showed the team backing off a bit, but we still pulled out ahead 56-31. Woo woo.

2008.10.17 Friday

I didn't have much of a blog yesterday because most of my mental energy was spent on studying for the DSP test that I had. The test wasn't terrible, but out of the 4 problems, once I made it to the third, the professor said "you have 10 minutes remaining" so I started to scramble.

Kelc came to ATX today. Woo woo. In celebration, we went out to Applebee's and Barnes and Nobles, and went downtown Hookah'ing at Kasbah. I said some pretty interesting comments about how women are paid less than men in the workforce, and I pissed off a lady sitting behind me at Applebees. Kelc said she was about to get up and start bitching, but I guess she wasn't 'man' enough. :-P Ryachu and Jenkem got the Citrus Cooler, Kelc and I split the Banana hookah. Yum.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

2008.10.16 Thursday

I don't have too much time right now, test tomorrow that I desperately need to study for. Wish me luck!

Oh, and the crawfish today was delicious! Why don't more people make food as good as this?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

2008.10.15 Wednesday

Another hump day. It felt like I woke up early, but in reality I woke up at a normal school-day time, I just did not ride the bus where I get an extra nap in normally. Cool thing about the buses, they have wi-fi now. I need to take advantage of that. I want something that could perform like a mobile browser like the iTouch, but I also don't want it to be apple. Got any ideas?

Lab today was interesting. The professor made us do something the hard way when the easy way is extremely straightforward and simple. The TA ended up helping my lab partner and I out a great deal on the first half, and then we wrapped up the second half pretty quickly. There are only 6 people (including me) in this lab, and I'm thankful that I have an awesome TA for it. M
y Government class on the other hand... the TA who grades my papers is awful. I'm probably going to have to put extra effort into that class. It all boils down to being a really difficult class because some Texas legislatures felt that every college student should take this course. The professors know this, and make the class that much more fun.

*rant rant rant*

I've been studying some more for the test I have Friday. I have a lot to work on still. :-( Also, I have a quiz monday, and a test Wednesday just announced. Add to that a concert monday night, and a possible meeting, and fun ensues.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

2008.10.14 Tuesday

Today was an abnormal Tuesday. No Crawfish Etoufee! The weather seemed fitting, cloudy and rainy most of the day. Work wasn't too bad. I managed to get beyond where I was before the computer started crashing. The sun came out to say hello on my way home. I stopped by Take5 to get a haircut. The lady cutting my hair said "put a smile on, it'll make everything better". That translates into "cheer up emo kid" so yeah... thanks lady. I was trying to pick out what outfit to wear tomorrow, and sent Kelc some picks to help me decide. Check out her blog if you want to see what she chose, and the new haircut. I started up a new Project, it's a secret though. I'm gonna call it the 2M0O0D8-Project. It does have something to do with audio, and hopefully I can do a good job at it. I'll try to write about that whenever progress is made, but my time seems sorta scarce at the moment.
Totally looking forward to Thursday's lunch special.

2008.10.13 (again)

I finally finished updating all the blogs to the new blog site. If you have a gmail account, you should take 2 seconds to make a profile and comment on stuff. The site is surprisingly easy to use, and doesn't take too long to tweak a few things. On a happy note, there is a check waiting for me that JeW's girlfriend wrote for me. A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away... we went to the Tool concert in San Antonio (at the AT&T center) I think around this time last year, and she was going to pay me back whenever. Then spring break rolled around and JeW's and I were the big spenders, and then everybody was going to pay us back lump sums. I guess since then, there has been this unpaid tab for her, until now! I think only Ryachu owes me money now, and still has my Doom3 game. There's a good chance I'll never see that thing again...lolz. Anywho, I fixed a cat5 ethernet cable that a demon started chewing through. And I should be getting to bed pretty soon.

Monday, October 13, 2008

2008.10.12 Sunday

Breakfast buffet, woo! It can be food timez now. After breakfast, we had to head back to the airport and begin the journey home. We caught a reasonable flight out of Pitts and landed in DFW again. There we ate at the TGIFridays at the airport, and then I had to express my farewell to Kelc for yet another school week *ugh*
On the upside, UT is now ranked #1, but they can't let that get to their heads. So far, I think everybody ranked in the top 5 has fallen to an upset game. There is also a pretty rough schedule ahead. Keep up the good work team! The Cowboys on the other hand... wow. Good job?

2008.10.10 Friday

Kelc decided to skip school and go to my school instead. The other option would have been waking up after 3 hours of sleep, and taking her to the airport for the off chance that she would make it onto a flight to Dallas. Instead we got to double-team my classes, eat some C-F-A and take a pit stop by the turtle pond on campus. After all my classes, ran into Rudy, then we rushed out with ShaSha to the airport. There, we were able to scarf down some Auntie Anne's pretzels and miss the first flight out. Eventually we made it to DFW and ate at luxurious 7 Salsas restaurant in Coppell. We also made a quick stop at Kelc's appt to pick up some things, and opt'ed for a hotel for comfort and proximity. *yawn* long day, time to crash.

2008.10.11 Saturday

Today we had to get up dark and early to run back to the airport and get on some flights. Luckily we didn't have too much trouble today with the flights, and got in to Pittsburgh at a reasonable time. We got to drive through the city and then on up to where the wedding was. The city looks amazing! The country-side even looks amazing. The trees are in the middle of changing colors, add to that the hills and excellent temperatures and you get one heck of a weekend.
We made it to our next hotel, and got some food to eat while watching the UT vs OU game. I was surprised they showcased the game as much as they did in that area. Apparently, there are a lot of football fans that care about the good teams :-P Congrats on the big 45 to 35 win UT. Doing much better than the forecasters had expected.
I found out that UT won at the end of the wedding, which was also just as amazing. Everybody was dressed very nicely, and I met a lot of happy welcoming faces. The reception was also done very well, and as Kelc expresses on her blog, there is a secret recipe of a really cool drink. Before we knew it, though, it was past midnight and our bodies were not happy with us.

2008.10.08 Wednesday

Running into familiar faces is usually fun, except when the both of you have nothing to say, then it's just awkward. There's a surprise today! Kelc is coming into town so that we can go to a concert. I feel like my weekend is already here. And to top that off, I'm going to have an awesome exploratory weekend. Just wish homework didn't get in the way of everything.

2008.10.09 Thursday

Things got off to a rough start. I couldn't get myself to wake up when my alarm was going off. Then when I finally did get up, I went to run an errand that couldn't even be completed. Out-of-stock :-( I got to go shopping with Kelc and picked up some classy shirts and ties. I'm totally excited about looking sharp. You know what they say, girls go crazy for a sharp dressed man :-P
Later on, I went to Freebirds for dinner (amazing place). Then booked it on downtown to see none other than Shiny Toy Guns. Amazing show, but also a tad short. I think they wanted us to encourage an encore, but people started walking out when they went off stage. Supposedly, Blue October showed up for the show as well. Good times!

Concert - Delta Fiasco, Jonezetta, Shiny Toy Guns - The Parish

2008.10.07 Tuesday

The saying is usually "two for Tuesday". Well today, I was able to say "9 for Tuesday" since I was able to try about that many different types of chili at the chili-cook-off at work today. About 10 minutes after I got that full feeling, I also got that oh shit, stomach no-likey feeling. Oh well, tons of meaty protein and social time for $5, and that money is going to help some organization for AIDS or something similar.
Speaking of work... work killed my work ethic tod
ay. Yesterday, I must have been riding some sort of adrenaline buzz with the lack of sleep because I got a lot of things done after I got home from school. But today at work, man... things were s l o w. My computer at work is even slower :-( I was actually late leaving from work because my computer froze up, so I had to restart to plug in my hours for the day. Bummer.
I got home today to have an interesting dinner choice. Hot-dogs and CHILI. Yum/Barf. The Presidential Debate made me chuckle a fair amount. I really think it might be easier to have 4th graders running for president since all they do is point fingers instead of inspiring or leading. The two parties need to crumble and let two new parties form and renovate the country. My $0.02

2008.10.06 Monday

The morning drive wasn't as bad as it could have been. As I watched people speed by me in the heavy showers/t-storms... I just enjoyed my music. Later on I find out the traffic is caused by them losing control and crashing into the middle barricade. Good job, people. Out of the 3 accidents I passed, luckily it looked like people just ran off the road or slid across the concrete barriers instead of slamming into a fiery ball of death. Thank you Civil Engineers for protecting the lives of those unable to do it for themselves.
The homework assignment I tinkered around with all weekend was unable to be completed. I started figuring some of it out with the assistance of BoyT, but alas, the printers were down and all the work could not be turned into the professor. On the up side, we do get one hw grade dropped. Oh, and it could be a movie night tonight!
For those who have not noticed yet, Kelc has begun a blog in competition with mine. ( The layout almost makes me want to change over, but I'm still on the fence. I'm also considering updating the site since there is little cross-browser support. Updates soon...

2008.10.05 Sunday

Ahh yes. Got some drank on, so I slept pretty good last night. I woke up with a ton of energy, so I ran to pick up Shipley's for breakfast, then started cleaning everything. Took a spin to Applebee's for lunch; Kelc's favorite entree is served there. Watched a bunch of NFL games, relaxed, and just overall had a good time (minus some demon encounters). I don't feel like leaving so tomorrow morning is going to suck.

2008.10.03 Friday

Yay tests. First test of the school year, in Gov nonetheless. So awesome how UT wants freshmen to fail at classes, and makes test much harder than they need to be. Professors are put in a tough position too, because they have to deal with that crap from higher up telling them how to run their class. *rant rant rant*
After my last class, I ran like a goof to my car and began driving to the almost-forgotten A-town. Went out to dinner at Pei Wei (much better than I remember) and then went to see Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (opening night). The movie was pretty good, but a lot of the funny parts are shown in the trailers, but the story is pretty good. Got to Kelc's pretty late, gave her a surprise which she ended up falling asleep to. Weekend is going to be packed with fun festivities, stay tuned. I hope Kelc enjoys the surprise that is coming at her.

2008.10.04 Saturday

Wow what a day! Woke up and grabbed some delicious donuts. I had the Orange Iced and Cinnamon-Sugar, Kelc had the Chocolate Iced and Strawberry Iced. All excellent choices in my opinion. Throw in a milk, and the total came out to a whopping $3.68 I really don't understand how they are still in business. The donuts are so filling and fresh, and the price is non-existent.
We came home to work on a puzzle. A very lovely puzzle, but I did the hard parts and was frustrated at first. I don't remember ever trying to do a puzzle so early in the morning; definitely an eye-opener. After that, we got busy with some school/work/life stuff that needed taking care of. October is going to be crazy with concerts. Shiny Toy Guns, Dredg, Edgefest (fall), and Thrice/Rise Against.
Then we went shopping for Kelc. I'm actually jealous of all the delicious (and semi-healthy) food she gets to eat. We grabbed some PapaJ's and went home to watch the game. Well done Horns! A 38-14 win against Colorado. Keep up the work; next weekend is going to be big.

2008.10.01 Wednesday

Hump day wrapping up nicely after a rather rocky start. Went into school early to work on homework, only to find out that the due date is being extended. Thanks for that one. Now I just need to finish reading a few hundred pages for a test Friday. Thank you UT.
Oh, and boo! It's October now. Time to work on those costumes and pretend you are still in middle/high school and get some free candy.

2008.10.02 Thursday

Some might say I danced with the devil today; others say I'm excersizing some options. In reality, I expressed my interest in MS by going to an interview. The guy I spoke with was really nice, and works on a rather large team. This was actually the second-most technical interview I've been to. I interviewed with C.C. a year or so ago, and they really quizzed me hard. Alas, I came out showing that I had actually learned something from my education, but another candidate had more lab experience than I did, so I was denied.
Ugh face -- I have been studying for a test all day, and I'm not really that close to finishing (it's 11pm at the time of writing), go me! The weekend is so close that I'd rather think about that. Won't be around for the CP game (if there is one), UT
plays Colorado away, and Steelers play Sunday night. I just want to record music and do nothing all day, maybe play around with electrons. Work ethic has been shot.

2008.09.28 Sunday

Spent some time with good friends from various cities across texas early morning. Got to Kelc's place and surprise, we were locked out. Off to my place. Woke up semi late, went out to the lake again and saw a water-plane. Also, the water was even more cold than Friday evening. Major BRRR! Sunday syndrome kicks in without an ounce of hesitation.

2008.09.29 Monday

Back to classes. *major yawn* I only have to worry about a lab due wednesday, interview thursday, homework due and test friday. Ever notice how much more fun cleaning sounds when the alternative is studying for a test?

2008.09.30 Tuesday

A work day, but one of the better ones. Crawfish Etoufee! It was supposed to be spicy, but instead it just almost cleared up my sinus congestion. Exciting few days ahead, just need to keep my head above water.

2008.09.26 Friday

Ahhhh yes! Taking the phone off the hook, hanging up my hat, taking off my shoes... I (or should I say we) are taking a personal day. This is very much needed, and much appreciated. The lakewater is a bit colder than I expected, but refreshing nonetheless. Sonic was also a good choice for food, but I didnt get enough of it. Oh, and why would they put chili cheese fries on their side in a bag? Silly people.

2008.09.27 Saturday

Back at home. I let my brother take my place at the football game... it was a close one (52-10 lol). Did some arts and crafts, watched a movie, and helped out a computer in need.

2008.09.24 Wednesday

Pain. Anger. Disbelief. So much going on, I feel a bit disconnected.

Here's the start of something beautiful, an inspiration I hope to follow.

2008.09.25 Thursday

Week is wrapping up nicely. Can't wait for the weekend. No assignments are due, ACL is starting, friends are coming into town... all very exciting. More to come!

2008.09.23 Tuesday

EXPO today. What a day indeed. I handed out a fair number of resumes (17), but there were actually companies that didn't want it; they wanted to be environmentally friendly and reduce paper usage. I thought that was actually kind of cool, but I also already wasted the paper. :-)
Met up with some old engineering buddies, good running into you all!

2008.09.22 Monday

I'm writing this a day late, but that doesn't mean it is inaccurate. Today was interesting to say the least. I didn't get much sleep because I stayed up all night (oh the ironing), then study what I had just ironed, then took a quiz. I also wanted to get to school early today and work on some homework a couple hours before it was due, but the bus drove off as I was running up to the stop (thanks bus driver, I was actually on time). I fell asleep in all of my classes, something that never happens in acoustics.
Today, a new perspective emerges. -- A light shining one-way leaves darkness in others; changing the source only changes the darkness. --

2008.09.20 Saturday

Texas vs Rice, good job guys! 52-10 is decent ownage. Irby slipped a bit, and the defender was in a pretty idiotic position, so Irby's leg bent the wrong way. He's one of our better players, and probably will be gone for the rest of the season. Yuck.
Went to hang with the RacerJ and the Beeb-ster. Rocked out, without the rooster out, on some rock band. Maverick has one heck of a tongue.

2008.09.21 Sunday

Went out on the lake today with Kelc's family. Water was smooth as ice... and just as cold. Left early to head to Plucker's to watch the football game on one of the hundred tv's that they have there. Also, the game wasn't being shown in our area, so satellite tv brought the goods to us. If you haven't already, try the scrumptious fried pickles (if you like pickles, of course).
Kelc ended up staying in ATX for most of the evening, stretching the time rather well. We also watched the Family Guy movie that is a parody of Star Wars. Interesting, but I would have to say that the normal tv episodes are better unless you are a huge Family Guy fan.
I came home late only to find out that I got my lab book wet from going to the lake... and if i didn't do something about it, I would lose a chunk of the $100+ book. Oh the ironing...

2008.09.19 Friday

Yum, Friday. Went to a concert tonight, but first a surprise for a special someone. Took Kelc to Bennigan's. You've read correctly ladies and gentlemens. The Lakeline location is still open and churning up a good country chicken wrap, and warm pretzel turkey sandwich. Our waitress looked like Shawn Johnson, that awesome gymnast from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
We headed downtown to La Zona Rosa to catch the concert. They opened with (and I could be wrong) I Hate Kate, then Cory Lamb, then Thriving Ivory (they stole the show, in my opinion), and the headliner Secondhand Serenade. According to Kelc, Secondhand played the same setlist; I think that is semi-lame, but he definitely did a good job singing. His inter-song lines could use some work though :-P
Came back home to start watching The Big Lebowski, but we just couldn't handle that much awesomeness in one night. Another time...

Concert - I Hate Kate, Cory Lamb, Thriving Ivory, Secondhand Serenade - La Zona Rosa

2008.09.17 Wednesday

Wow, humpday. The light at the end of the tunnel is near. The homework I originally had due Friday is now due Monday, which is good, but also means I might be procrastinating and ruining my weekend. Today was Schlumberger day in the engineering area. They definitely sound like a decent company, except the part about 'oil-industry'. Finding a company that is a fit might be the most difficult thing.
On the other end of the spectrum: I had two comments about my appearance today. I think I might be depressed enough that I almost look sick when I'm at school. Awesome. At least I had a very delicious lunch at Fricano's Deli today. That place has changed quite a bit, and yet still has the personal touch. It's one of the best places to eat around campus.

2008.09.18 Thursday

Today did not feel like Thursday. Well, maybe parts of it did, but at the time of writing this (late night) it doesn't feel like it. Typically I have a ton of anxiety for all the work that is due for tomorrow. But not this time. Woo woo! Speaking of 'woo woo', I need to get that recipe again. That is one delicious pink drink. The weekend is here, sorta; just need to sit through a few hours of lecture.
Don't stop the music.

2008.09.16 Tuesday

Today is a pretty dark day for me. Lots of things to gripe about.
-- People need to learn how to drive --
There isnt too much to elaborate on this one. I'm sure if you drive around town during peak times, you know exactly what I mean. Our society should totally shift away from the 8-5 workday; a rather aged daily ritual.
-- Dentists --
Ok, so I had an appointment today. Last time I went, they complained about my gums bleeding a lot because I never floss. I work in the extra effort to start flossing (which 99% of people dont bother) and guess what, my gums still bleed a ton. I got priase for bleeding today; make up your mind dentist! Maybe the praises started coming in once I began mentioning that I could be switching insurances, and won't come back to their establishment. ...Interesting...
Oh and este un tiempo al bandcamp, LOLz

2008.09.14 Sunday

Went out on the lake today with Kelc's family. Ike made the water pretty choppy, so no backflips this time.
Wow, Stealer's won 10-6. Amusing game. Watched it with RacerJ and his brother that I haven't seen since that awesome cruise (Lol, good times). Oh and H-beeb was there too.

2008.09.15 Monday

Nifty! Getting some cold weather already here in ATX. Yesterday was probably the last possible day to go out on the lake, unless it warms up a ton this week. Last night I went to sleep around 2:30 and woke up at 4:20. Vanilla coke is playing games with my heart....with my heart.

2008.09.12 Friday

Went to the Cedar Park vs Lake Travis High school football game today. Good game, but it starting to seem like CP has a hard time scoring after half time. Took the chance to check out the LT quarterback who has already signed on for UT (I think), and wow, that kid already has good movement down, and only needs to tweak his throws a tad. I'm impressed. If only I was going to UT for 2-3 more years...
Also got to see 'What Happens in Vegas', and it surprisingly wasn't too bad. The bad part is that it had little to do with what actually happens in vegas, and more about a mistake in vegas that is somewhat story-worthy. All-in-all, had some good laughs and probably could watch it again.

2008.09.13 Saturday

Got breakfast at Chili's today. Yep. Odd, right? Good call Kelc. Couldn't even finish my skillet queso. Finished up The Office Season 4 on DVD, and got to hang with Sneaky for a bit. Hard to believe that guy is going to UT as well. Makes me feel that much older :-P
Later on went to see Burn After Reading. That is an interesting story line. It almost gets in the way of the hilarity that ensues. Oh yeah, Alamo Drafthouse is bamf.

2008.09.11 Thursday

7 years ago this day, eh? Feels like just yesterday...
Conversely, this day alone feels like a year long. Wake up at 6, maybe asleep by 2am... yikes. At least I had some delicious lunch today, love that chicken from Popeye's. Tomorrow seems like a simple day with a big twist. Ike's coming in hot and probably won't let up. Take care of yourselves; help a fellow man out.
Thursday just might be the new hump day.

2008.09.09 Tuesday

Work was alright today. Watched a chunk of the Office with Kelc, while updating the site (if you haven't noticed). CELEBRACION! New site layout. Shoutcast server will be up whenever I feel like having it up, willing to take requests. More links are visible on the side, somehow they were being hidden before. Pages load just what needs to be, instead of wasting your bandwidth on the whole screen. You'll thank me later X-P Send feedback.

2008.09.10 Wednesday

Hump day. Long school day, Yuck. Lab didnt last as long, and apparently they won't be terribly difficult for a week or two more. Assignments are piling up, and I feel less and less like doing them. Oh well, before you know it, the weekend will be here.

2008.09.08 Monday

So, turns out I was trying to cheer for a football player I have on my fantasy team... but oh wait, he's suspended. Kelc won, good job sweety; next time I won't go so easy on you :-P Got to rock with RacerJ and Habibi. School is still getting in the way of my fun. I'll find a good balance eventually.

2008.09.07 Sunday

Sunday syndrome - the near unbearable weight that appears on your shoulders near the end of the weekend, typically causing large amounts of anxiety, depression, and internal discomfort. In most instances, this will drag over into Monday, sometimes Tuesday causing the beginning of a week to 'suck'.
Stay Classy ATX.

2008.09.05 Friday

Weekend is here! Always feels good. Be safe and get pumped for the game tomorrow.

2008.09.06 Saturday

Game today... or is it? Thanks ESPN2 for wasting the first quarter to watch a game that was set on not finishing soon... and had nothing to do with the local area.
*grobble grobble* Horns beat UTEP 42-13!

2008.09.04 Thursday

UGH. Very long day today. Worked all day, then went to school to get help for HW help, then went to a make-up lecture for GOV.
I think there should be rights for students that say you can't have make-up lectures whenever they feel like. Who knows, maybe there are, just nobody feels like standing up to that. I'm up late trying to finish the hw, probably not gonna happen. :-P

2008.09.02 Tuesday

Back to work today. This Tuesday was particularly good since Little Deli had an amazing Crawfish Etoufee, and I was able to take Rudy along for the ride. Work was mostly uneventful, just updates here and there, corrections every now and then, etc. I got some tips from Habibi, and the site may go through another redesign soon. Of course, that means more work for me, and a better experience for you! Tips and comments are appreciated.

2008.09.03 Wednesday

Today was a semi-long day. Had the first lab session for my signal processing lab. That's about it.

2008.09.01 Monday (Labor Day)

Part of Kelc's family took me out on the boat today. The water wasn't too bad in parts. I got to go tubing and fell off and pulled myself back on while flying across the water at 30+ mph. Also managed to smack my unmentionables with said tube. Ouch. We were also able to kneeboard where it was really smooth water. Kelc pulled her first complete 360 (third time's a charm). KevCharzard flew a 360 off the wake lip, and landed without the rope. Gare-bear did some moderate cruising with a 360 or two as well. Wish I had brought my camera to show off the backflips I was pulling off the wake. Actually, I got pretty thrown around on the kneeboard and I feel all bruised up. Good times!

2008.08.31 Sunday

Went shopping today. Got a new pair of shoes. They are actually the same style, different color scheme, so not completely new. Believe it or not, shoe shopping is one of the harder things a man can do in his life. Buying a pair of shoes is a commitment. Unlike women, when we get shoes, we stick by them. They have to last many miles of abuse, and always be ready for all conditions. They also have to not hurt after 5 minutes of wear. And they have to match just about everything in the guy's wardrobe (with a few exceptions). The style has to fit the man too; a balancing act in itself.
Kelc got a watch that looks really sweet, and it has hand-adjustable links so you can resize it as needed. Hand-customizable, waterproof, 11-year waranty AND it looks good... really good deal. Next time you see her, tell her she has good tastes.

2008.08.30 Saturday

Last night sucked, I was supposed to hang out with Chris and some friends, but my body was in disagreement. Today was a pretty good day. Tackled something deemed unpossible with the help of Kelc. My room is now set up better, and i was able to set up the surround sound ability of my Z-5500's. Speaker position does indeed make a world of difference. I still need to tweak the setup, and deal with the echo chamber effects of the room, but I'm very pleased with the results already. The football game was exhausting, I'm not used to standing up for extended times anymore.
Longhorns Win 52-10

2008.08.28 Thursday

Went back to work today-- in the middle of school days. This semester is going to be interesting with the mix up of work, school, and play. Believe it or not, I'm already learning life lessons; well, that's what I am calling it. I may do some site redesigning here soon; things don't quite feel right. Feel free to send me any suggestions. My pizza is done in the oven, so i bid you adieu.

2008.08.29 Friday

Seeing new familiar faces today. Pretty amazing in my opinion. After 4 years of school, most people are gone; a few still remain. I got one of my old jobs back, setting up sound equipment for events on campus. Not only is the job awesome, but most events have food too. All-around win right there.

2008.08.27 Wednesday

First day of school. Fun.

2008.08.26 Tuesday

Today I got in touch with the athletics people, and it looks like I should be getting my tickets very soon. Although, they did say that the last two times I spoke with them... hmmm.

2008.08.25 Monday

Well, a good chunk of people started school today. 'Tis a sad day. On the other hand, I also got my schedule in line, and I might actually graduate this semester *happy dance*.

2008.08.24 Sunday

I didn't really write this on Sunday, but I drove all night and thought about writing this. Here's a mini- rap that I made up for Kelc on the drive to Arlington:
Hey Kelc, what's up, it's me Andy
bet you can wait to see turtle and lindsey
before you know it, we will be there
and greeted with some funky, new brown hair
so don't close them eyes, what do you say
in a couple of days, youll be at UTA
check it.

2008.10.13 New Blog Style

Hey everybody, I'm going to be shifting over my blogs to the format, since it works well to get feedback and post from anywhere. Normally, I'm writing html by hand to post, but this should make it much faster and more reliable to post.