Fears

Since today is Halloween, I thought I’d list some silly fears of mine, current or past. Not really things I’m seriously afraid of (like drowning or something), but things more along the lines of, “…why?” :D

-Current: When I go to sleep at night, I turn my computer chair to the side so I can see the part that I sit in and the back isn’t facing me, because once I had a dream that I woke up and the chair spun around and there was someone in it.

-Past: When I was little, I slept with the covers over my head because of the part of the movie “The Brave Little Toaster” where they were all in the tent in the woods. I don’t remember exactly what happened, but I remember some evil clown thing (maybe with an axe?)…even though I was never scared of clowns. Either way, I was scared that thing was under my bed.

Wow, how lame, I can’t really think of anything else. Oh well. :D

-Philip

Leopard and AIM

First, since most people will probably read this sentence and not much else, I am using pdiste1 on AIM now and have been for half of a week or so. I’m still on floodfighter117, but I will be sending my messages from pdiste1 and will stop using floodfighter117 eventually. So, heads up.

Now, I’m not going to give an in-depth Mac OS X Leopard review like I did for Vista. I don’t have the time and I’m sure no one cares. Let me just say that it’s hella awesome, and definitely worth the upgrade, as there’s really no reason not to unless you love Unsanity’s Application Enhancer as if it were your own child. It’s a solid release, and it’s pretty sad to say, but I think it’s more of an upgrade from Tiger than Vista was from XP. Vista seems really featureless in comparison to Leopard, but then again, Windows has always seemed featureless in comparison to Mac OS X, in my opinion. Don’t worry though, Philip Cali, because I still like Vista. ;)

-Philip

Weekend

If you can’t tell by the title, I had a really good weekend, though I can’t say I had a really good ECON 2035 exam this morning. :P

Friday after class, I was leaving CEBA and I ran into Amber (Justin’s girlfriend), who was looking for Justin and forgot her cell phone, so I called him for her, and then went and talked to them for about 10 or 15 minutes in the courtyard in CEBA. I left so quickly because I was going to visit Michelle, and I was excited to see her. <3 It was out 2 month anniversary, but we really didn't really have any plans besides going out to eat, so we spontaneously went to Lafreniere Park for a pretty long time and walked around and took a bunch of pictures and stuff. I've already posted one of them "for you to WTF over," and some of the others may show up as my (or Michelle's) Facebook profile picture over time. I studied Economics for about 2 hours on Saturday morning, and I can't say that that was too much fun. I really wish I could just take all ISDS classes instead of these stupid effing required business courses that are useless to me. After I took the exam this morning, Mikrish (who is also in the class) texted me with, "Holy shit!!!!" At least I know it wasn't just me. I studied for about 4-5 hours, total. : I spent the rest of the weekend with Michelle just doing whatever (including seeing the movie 'Dan in Real Life' - good movie, Steve Carrell is awesome, as always), and it was awesome. I think we both had a really good weekend. <3 When I got back to my apartment on Sunday night, I studied for a little while and tried to stay awake to study as much as I could, but my brain stopped working so I went to sleep. I really need a vacation from school. I can't wait until the Sunday after finals. Semester, please end.

Is it Fall 2008 Yet?

Happy anniversary, Michelle. <3 I freaking love this weather, and I'll continue to love it until my feet freeze and I can't wear flip-flops anymore, and then I will start complaining about how cold it is. :D I scheduled my classes for the Spring and Summer semesters of 2008 on Wednesday, and I also figured out my schedule for Fall 2008, more or less, which is when I'll finally graduate, assuming I don't fail anything. I wish that wasn't so effing far away. :( Mac OS X Leopard comes out today. I will possibly post my thoughts about it later. I have to study for an economics exam this weekend, and I'm not exactly sure when I'll get the chance to do that. ECON 2035 blows, as has every economics class I've taken. It's my last one though, so I just want to pass it (which means get a 'C'), even though I really would like to bring up my GPA. Mmm, well, I'm about done writing for now. I don't have work today, so I'm taking off after class to go and visit Michelle. The weekdays never seem to go by fast enough anymore. -Philip

Oni-Con 2007

This weekend, as I’ve mentioned, was Oni-Con 2007 in Houston. We left Friday and got to the convention too late to get our convention badges, so the first day we did anything convention related was Saturday. Friday night we spent lounging around the hotel room.



The rest stop at the Texas state line, which we stopped at.



Keith Carroll being a Keith Carroll in our hotel room.

Saturday morning we went to the convention. Keith and I didn’t cosplay at all, though I think Mr. Carroll wishes he had. I had a perfectly good time not dressing up (I believe I’ve expressed in the past that I will not ever cosplay :D). Michelle cosplayed Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) and Sakura (Naruto) and Becca cosplayed Ino (Naruto).



Becca put a wig cap on over her head. Keep this picture away from small children.



Michelle as Haruhi pulling on Laura’s (as Kyon from the same show) tie.



Becca and Michelle, respectively.

I didn’t really care about the con itself, I just went for the good times, which there were a lot of, but I did see some cool costumes.



This Master Chief, for example, was freaking awesome.



This Big Daddy from Bioshock was also awesome.

Saturday night we went to eat at the only other close place to eat that we could find, some random Italian place, which was actually really good, though our waitress kind of sucked. We didn’t go to the rave that night because out of the three of us that wanted to go or would’ve gone, we’d all pretty much changed our minds by the time we’d gotten back from eating. That’s not to mention that Michelle started feeling sick on Saturday and I seemed to have a lesser version of whatever she had.

Sunday we got up, grabbed our crap, checked out of the hotel, and went to the convention one last time. Laura made Michelle a costume for that day, Misa from Death Note, so she wore that, even though I don’t think she really wanted to by then.



Misa-Misa writing Keith Carroll’s name in her Death Note. :P



Laura cosplaying L from Death Note, pressing the L button in the elevator.

After that, we went back home, and thusly ended our weekend. I think we all had a good time, and we’ll be going to Anime South in late December, which I know I’ll like better because it’s Florida, and if you know me, you know I love Florida. :D

Also, all of the pictures I posted in this entry plus a lot more can be found here, in my Oni-Con gallery. As usual, click on the thumbnails to get the larger version of the photo.

-Philip

Off Until Sunday Night

So I’ll be gone all weekend, starting tonight. Tomorrow I’ll be going to class with Michelle and then off to Baton Rouge to pick up Keith and Becca (I’m at Michelle’s right now). From there, we’ll be headed to Houston to hang out with all of the coolest nerds in the area :D. So, if anyone needs me, just text me, or if you really need me, call me. If you don’t have my number, it’s on Facebook. If you don’t have Facebook, then eff off. :D

By the way, my site is now completely compatible, or rather, optimized, for use with mobile browsers, or at least with pocket IE for sure, both back and frontend. So, if there’s Wi-Fi at Oni-Con, I may be posting random pictures, but don’t count on that, because I’m sure I’ll have better things to do.

-Philip

County!?

I’m watching Heroes right now and they recently introduced some characters that are in New Orleans, and one of them just said, “Half of the people in this county are living in FEMA trailers…” Silly Heroes, do your homework. We don’t have counties here. :P

Knife D:

I lost my effing pocket knife sometime on Sunday and not having it in my pocket is driving me nuts. When I’m walking, I keep touching my pocket looking for my knife because I can tell something is missing.

I think I’m going to find something about the same size and weight and put it in my pocket tomorrow so it won’t drive me nuts. D:

On a side note, this week is probably going to crawwwwwl by. I’m skipping classes on Friday (ISDS 3107 and ECON 2035, both of which I don’t really pay attention in anyway) because I’m going to Michelle’s on Thursday, so that’s pretty much all I really care about right now. Oni-Con is this weekend, which is why I’m doing the class-skipping and going to Michelle’s, and I’m looking forward to the convention, except for the fact that I’m going to class with Michelle on Friday, which means I have to get up at 5:45. That little part does not sound exciting, as I might be dead for the rest of the day from getting up so early. : Oh well! I just want Wednesday to be over and then I won’t have anything to worry about anymore (I have an ISDS 3100 exam at 3:30 on Wednesday. D:).

-Philip

Yvarg!!! :O

I just cut my fingernails, which were “ZOMG-long,” and now it’s hard to type, lawl.

So, some interesting things happened over fall break. I got to spend about 4 days with Michelle, which was just about the best thing ever. We went ice skating at Leo’s Iceland in Baton Rouge, and it was super fun and I’m looking forward to going back. It was just like roller blading in the cold, except I couldn’t figure out how to stop, and…well, it was just way cooler (no pun intended).

Then yesterday, I got gravy spilled on me at Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro. The waiter apologized profusely, and because I’m not an asshole, I didn’t put up any sort of fuss about it.

According to a lot of people’s statuses on Facebook, LSU lost the football game this weekend. Maybe now I won’t have to hear nothing but football talk this week in class and at work like last week. :D

So, biggest surprise so far this semester – I got an 80 on my Business Law exam. I was expecting something along the lines of a 60. When I left the classroom after taking the exam, I felt like I’d guessed way too much, and I even told Michelle that I didn’t study nearly enough. Well, I’m plenty happy with an 80, but I’m still very surprised.