greybeta: (Souchiro Arima)
The upside of being busy
I've gotten some really good sleep the past few days.

The downside of being busy
I haven't had a decent post in a while...sadness.

Sold my first TV!
I sold not only my first but also my second HDTV last night. $2400 worth of TVs translates to about $60-$70 for me in commission. What makes it doubly sweet is that I wasn't supposed to work last night, I was just filling in for someone who called in sick. Wahoo!

Verse of the Day
"For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him."
~2 Chronicles 16:9

Convo of the Day
J: You make me laugh.
D2: That's what she said.

Quote of the Day
"In every work of genius we see our own rejected thoughts."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Link of the Day
New Gmail being tested.
Google is always innovating. Tip of the Hat to [livejournal.com profile] yendi.

Sports Report
There are five 3-0 teams in the NFL, with Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre being the biggest surprise. Pennant and wild card races are coming down to the wire. Mets really need a solid performance from Pedro tonight, while the Rockies are on a nine game winning streak and could end up as the surprise team out of the weak NL.

Entertainment
Was the first episode of Season Two for Heroes a disappointment? I don't think so, it's just that the expectations are raised much higher now.

Lengthy email return
I'm bad at email; sometimes, it takes me a month or more to respond. Are you guys quicker than that or do you have the same problem I do?
greybeta: (Tu for TU)
Happy Birthday, Sis!
Happy Birthday to my elder sis, my one and only sibling! ^_^

Substitute teaching
The tuberculosis test came back negative, so now all I have to do is get my fingerprints taken at the substitute teacher workshop this coming Tuesday and I'll have all the paperwork filled out to be a sub.

Dale Bumpers
As part of the American Democracy Project, Senator Dale Bumpers and former governor of Arkansas came out and spoke for half an hour at my university. Predictable, but at least he varied his tone.

Kids
Last week a kid started crying in my four year old Sunday School class. He missed his mommy. We let him cry, continuing on until we did an activity he was interested in and then he suddenly stopped crying and joined in like nothing happened. Kids!

Verse of the Day
"Now then, we are ambsssadors for God, as though God were pleading through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God."
~2 Corinthians 5:20

Convo of the Day
A: You think fast!
D2: Just faster than you.

Quote of the Day
"The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius."
~Oscar Wilde

Link of the Day
Cracked's opinion of the 8 funniest webcomics
My interest has been piqued, especially by Dr. McNinja!

Sports Report
I'll be paying attention to the BYU-Tulsa and Arkansas-Alabama games today. I am rooting for the Panthers to throw to Steve Smith alot tomorrow for my fantasy team.

Entertainment
I am looking forward to the return of Heroes next Monday. Hopefully Tim Kring and company will be able to continue the success from their inaugural season.

Googling Facebook
In the near future, you will be able to Google up someone's Facebook profile...
greybeta: (Tu for TU)
Adminisration
Laboring on Labor Day makes too much sense...

Old school Baptist weddings
You know you're at an old school Baptist wedding when there's no drinking or dancing. No, not even a first dance.

Web classes
They're awesome because there aren't slower people to slow me down.

Volunteer assistant coach
My old Quiz Bowl coach just had his first baby, a cute daughter born about a week and a half ago. Seeing as how much of his time will be devoted to his baby, I offered my services as an assistant coach and he accepted.

Verse of the Day
"God works all things together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose."
~Romans 8:28

Convo of the Day
L: Who are you?
D2's old Quiz Bowl coach: Daniel was my first captain. He was the team that year.

Quote of the Day
"What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left."
~Oscar Levant

Link of the Day
Bush makes surprise visit to Iraq
Not really that surprising...

Sports Report
A Red Sox rookie threw a no-no in only his second start, but the biggest sporting news of the decade is best summed up by the guy at Sunday Morning Quarterback:
I'm still trying to synthesize the Appalachian State upset of Michigan. If Biff from Back to the Future saw that game in his sportsbook from the past, he couldn't stake his ill-gotten fortune on it, because his secret would be blown. Anyone who bet anything significant on a straight-up ASU win should be immediately pursued, arrested and interrogated about his time travel capabilities. He probably shot Kennedy. Both of them.

Entertainment
I've added Balls of Fury to my ever growing list of movies that I must see. Now to make time for them is another matter!

1000 Facebook friends
Somehow, I now have over 1000 Facebook friends! ^_^
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Adminisration
You know what? Having a 19 hour work course load tends to cut down on your LJ posting.

Traditional Asian weddings
They're cool, but...THEY TAKE ALL DAY LONG!!! The wedding day started at 9am and didn't get done till 11:30pm.

Remedial English
So, I was catching up with an old friend and his wife from high school and I volunteered to help her with her remedial English homework. I cried inside when I saw she missed ten out of ten questions...on underlining the complete subject and circling the simple subject. Bozhe moy!

Four year olds
There was a general call for teachers in the preschool classes at my church and I volunteered. As it turns out, the preschool director was the Sunday School teacher for my three year old class way back when. She remembered me (hey, I'm Asian so I tend to stick out) and claimed me! ^_^

Verse of the Day
"Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each of you esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look after not only his own interests, but also for the interests of others."
~Phillipians 2:3-4

Convo of the Day
M: You're a genius...
D2: Tell me something I don't already know.

Quote of the Day
"Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see."
~Arthur Schopenhauer

Link of the Day
Lawyer: Florida Man Who Took Photo Up Woman's Skirt Did Nothing Wrong (tip of the hat to [livejournal.com profile] kmg_365)
Sorry, lawyer dude, but you're flat out wrong...

Sports Report
Vick is done. MLB playoff races in full swing, with the Cardinals making a surprise resurgence. Men's national team dominates on first day thanks to Kobe Bryant.

Entertainment
I'm planning to see Rush Hour 3 in the near future.

Mall of America
It's huge. And by huge, I mean it has its own hotel, aquarium, miniature golf course, amusement park, and three football fields worth of stores among other things in it.

Question
Is there anything that you would consider yourself a genius at?
greybeta: (Tu for TU)
Adminisration
Hello, new friends! Goodbye, former friends.

LJ bans two users
Freedom of speech is not unlimited freedom of speech. People forget they've clicked "I Agree" on a ToS full of clauses that allows LJ to legally ban those users.

Republicans debate
Apparently, national security and abortion are the defining topics of the Republican party. Besides lambasting the Democrats, of course.

One final today, one final tomorrow
Then I'm done with summer classes! Wahoo!

Verse of the Day
"A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel."
~Proverbs 1:5

Convos of the Day
D2: People don't believe me when I say I'm kind of lucky.
M: They've never played poker with you. They've never seen you win ten coin flips in a row. Without even looking at your cards.

Quote of the Day
"Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will."
~Jawaharlal Nehru

Link of the Day
American Home Mortage files for bankruptcy
The housing bubble has burst, and this is yet more proof of it.

Sports Report
Bonds 755. Arod 500. Glavine 300. And yet, fantasy football is more important to more Americans than anything else sports-related!

Entertainment
I recently watched Ratatouille, Transformers, and The Simpsons Movie. I happened to like them all, so I recommend watching them sometime. The only one I would recommend watching seeing in the theaters is Transformers, the other two are high quality rentals.

Heat wave
It's hot.

Question
Would you rather be thought of as a nice or kind person?
greybeta: (Tu for TU)
Permanent Account
Thank you to the kind benefactor who bought me a Permanent Account on LiveJournal! I will answer the question you posed for me Monday morning.

Four weddings in three days
A very tiring but very enjoyable weekend! I got to catch up with a lot of peeps from my past, including my red-headed friendly nemesis.

Finals
It's been so long since I've taken classes that tomorrow's finals will actually be a challenge. I'm not worried, but I do know that it won't be as easy as it was for me in the past.

Verse of the Day
"Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift." -Matthew 5:23-24

Convo of the Day
D2: The bride and groom are going to be seeing stars tonight after so many flashes from cameras.
Josh: Well then, it is a starry night for them, isn't it?

Quote of the Day
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." -Albert Einstein

Link of the Day
[livejournal.com profile] correspondguy writes on the ramblings of the inner addict.

Sports Report
NBA draft tonight. Oden will go number one. I am interested in seeing where Yi goes, since the team that picks him will gain tremendous financial advantage, ala Yao.

People think they can dance
Reality TV won't be going away any time soon...

Facebook is powerful
It's superior to MySpace, let me put it that way.

Question
What is the value of sarcasm?
greybeta: (Tu for TU)
We're just friends
Hey, it happens! We're just friends, but all the better for it. It's rare that I meet anyone who can understand me when I'm mumbling. ^_^

I got a job!
So, I applied at Sears at the local mall (there's only big one in my town). I was expecting to do footwear but they filled that position the morning I interviewed. However, I was so good in my interview the footwear manager recommended me to appliances. As it turns out, they had a position for selling electronics. Supposedly, electronics is the section people want to be in because you get base pay ($6/hr) plus commission. They haven't hired a new electronics salesman in quite some time, but I happened to show up at the right time!

Room cleaning day
I've got my room organized to be cleaned. Now comes the hard part: Actually executing that cleaning (I've put this off for a few days now).

Verse of the Day
"Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness." -Romans 6:12-13

Convo of the Day
H: Daniel, we're never going to see eye-to-eye on this.
D2: Well, yeah, because I'm taller than you!

Quote of the Day
"Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day."
~John Donne

Link of the Day
The Letter Project.

Sports Report
NBA Predictions: Pistons in five. Cavs in five. Suns in six. Warriors in six.

MLB: Brewers are playing well right now. All their young talent is beginning to show their true potential. As long as their starting pitching holds together they should win the NL Central.

Awesome use of the hidden immunity idol
Yau Man deserves to win Survivor this season. He's played an honest game, a smart game, and he's done well on the challenges.

AIM "grammer"
It annoys me to no end to see AIM "grammer" be used on a Facebook wall.

Question
Is it just me, or am I going to pull my hair out when I read essays written by 13-year-olds?
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Adminisration
My goodness it's been a long time since I've used this format. LiveJournal has changed quite a bit since I last used this, and I like most of the changes.

D2 may return to Tulsa
Nothing definite yet, but I may be returning to Tulsa for the wedding of a good friend, one who filled our lives with much happiness with her snorting laughter.

Transferring requires a lot of paperwork
So, I talked to my history advisor for the third time today. She says she has to fill out a lot of paperwork to do the necessary course replacement. But she's happy to do it!

Google chat smileys rotate
So I was talking to one of my good friends on Google chat and noticed that the smileys literally rotate. It's pretty cool to watch. And when you put your mouse onthe smiley, it rotates back!

Verse of the Day
"The fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law." -Galatians 5:22-23

Convo of the Day
Sis: You kind of sound and act like Napoleon Dynamite.
D2: You're the only one who can say that and not get punched in the face.

Quote of the Day
"After you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth."
~Sherlock Holmes

Link of the Day
XKCD's map of the online community, tip of the hat to [livejournal.com profile] yendi

Sports Report
If the Suns win the championship, a friend of mine has to put an embarrassing photo up for his Facebook profile pic. If the Mavs win it all, then an embarassing photo of me goes up. Right now, I'm looking pretty darn good!

Entertainment
Summer's around the corner, which means the blockbusters are coming out to play.

Miscellaneous
I won a small stuffed version of Sleepy Dwarf yesterday when I went bowling with peeps from the local Baptist Collegiate Ministry.

Question
Is it bad that I don't join any of the gazillion Facebook groups dedicated to the incident at Blacksburg?
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Runoff elections
Ah, I love the smell of democracy in the morning. Runoff election today for vice president of Tulsa's Student Association. I can't tell you who to vote for, but please do vote TU peeps.

I'm too lazy
Yeah, I didn't do so hot on a fundamentals test yesterday...for no reason than sheer laziness. Hard to believe, I know.

Last issue of the Collegian
Today is the official release of the last issue of the campus newspaper. Wahoo! I'll be returning as opinion editor next year so it should be interesting times with an election season next fall.

Verse of the Day
“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.”
1 Peter 2:24

Convo of the Day
Rouge: So, um, our shutoff notice is tomorrow.
D2: Why don't you sell some of your anime and games?
Rouge: Some anime I could part with, but I don't think I could part with my games.
D2: That doesn't make any sense.
Rouge: I'd rather sit with my FF1 cartridge in the dark than sell it for a million dollars.

Quote of the Day
"Laziness will cause you pain."
~Slogan on T-shirt worn at the Vee Arnis Jitsu School of Self-Defense

Link of the Day
The Outbursts of Everett True. A hilarious comic from the turn of the twentieth century. (vector: [livejournal.com profile] theferrett)

Sports Report
Baseball opens, NBA and NHL playoffs almost here. And Lefty wins another Master!

And watching a walkoff homer is awesome, even if it's a Double A game.

Lucky Stiff
I watched Lucky Stiff last Thursday, a musical about a lucky dead man. I must say it was very amusing.

Facebook addiction
Facebook has a new feature that lets you know when someone last updated...now that's too addicting.

Random poll
[Poll #708299]

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