Merry Christmas Everyone. :)

So, it’s Christmas, and I don’t know the next time I’m going to write anything here since I’ll be all sorts of gone until December 31st, at least, but probably until January 1st.

Anyway, Merry Christmas to all of you! :)

Also, one more thing. Don’t send me any text messages until further notice. If you do, I won’t be able to read it because I cracked the LCD on my Dash, and my backup phone (my RAZR) randomly broke. lawl…such bad luck with phones. Anyway, I’m using my Dash with a cracked LCD until the replacement one comes in, so if you REALLY need to send me a text (meaning that you can’t call me and have to get in touch with me), send me a really long text with a bunch of garbage in the beginning and what you want to say at the end. For example: “JJJJJJJJJJ JJJJJJJJJJJJ JJJJJJJJJJJJ JJJJJJJJJJ Where are you?” This is because I can only see the bottom of my screen, so the longer the garbage at the beginning, the better.

Also, I got presents from my family tonight. List:

-DVD+R’s
-$10 check
-$10 Circuit City gift card
-$50 cash
-1/2 lb. Hershey bar
-An undershirt
-An external DVD burner (a good effort by my mom; I wanted an internal one that was like $50 less, lawl)
-A TV stand for my TV, but I got that a month ago.
-Tomtom GPS

I’m going to see Michelle tomorrow after Christmas stuff with my family, and then it’s our 4 month anniversary on Wednesday, and then we’re going to Destin for Anime South (screw the con, it’s DESTIN!!! My freaking favorite vacation place…even though I can’t swim because it’ll be a bit too cold, I am going on the freaking beach! :D).

And remember, Merry Christmas. :D

-Philip

Will You Laugh At This Or Think It’s Terrible?

First, in case any of you don’t know (like my out of state readers), last week on LSU’s campus, two students were murdered in the Ed Gay “Apartments” on campus.

So, we just went to Atcha’s for lunch, and to get there, we passed in front of Ed Gay, and I took a glance at the “Firearm Free Zone” sign that’s always been there, and someone had written “Irony” on it. >< And just as an editorial note, LSU's solution to the shooting was to increase the size of the "Firearm Free Zone" signs. Right, because criminals care whether or not they can have guns.

-Philip

I’m So Freaking Impressed

This is probably the most amazing (unique?) live performance I’ve ever seen. Seriously. It’s not even one of my favorite songs by her, much less one of my favorite songs overall.

This one isn’t too much less amazing. She’s apparently using something called a synth vocoder where she controls what frequencies are amplified. You can tell me you don’t like when people use synthesizers in music all you want – the fact that she can do this live (and all by herself) is simply amazing.

Imogen Heap for the freaking win.

-Philip

This Year is Coming to an End

…so I thought I’d post some of my favorite things I’ve ever posted on my blog over the year and 8 months I’ve had this version of it. This will be very random, and probably contain random statements and random pictures and random links. :P

This picture drawn in Free Speech Alley at LSU.

This entire post.

“Keith: i just got spam
Keith: that said
Keith: I had premature ejaculation problems.
Keith: SOMEONE IS SPYING ON ME
Becca: oh lord.
Becca: i TOLD you
Philip: ha
Lane: …..
Becca: it’s not about WHEN
Becca: but HOW
Becca: so long as you keep going
Becca: I DONT CARE
Keith: …
Keith: THANKS FOR YOU KNOW
Keith: GOING WITH IT
Keith: INSTEAD OF DEFENDING ME”


“Usually right before a test in any of my lecture classes, I’ll get an e-mail that some random person sends out about how they missed class for whatever BS reason and need the notes. Well, I have an economics test on Tuesday, and I just got this email, which is probably the most truthful one I’ve ever gotten like this, sadly…

ya im a alcoholic and i go out pretty much everynight. im struggling to get 2.0 this semester and need as much help as possible, can i get the notes for the second test?

“A very interesting thought entered my head today while at Barnes & Noble. I noticed a book in the “Chicken Soup” series called “Chicken Soup for the Dog & Cat Lovers Soul” and that got me wondering if they have any plans to release “Chicken Soup for the Chicken Lovers Soul” out of pure ironic hilarity?”

There’s an elephant in the way.

The real effect of Hurricane Katrina.

“I saw a commercial today on TV and I was like, “Damn, those shrimp look good,” and then the camera zoomed out and it was Honey Bunches of Oats.”

“So I just found like 5 manilla folders full of comics I drew in high school of my friends, and I thought I’d write about some of them and some of the things I noticed.

-There’s a short comic where Brian is holding a bucket and a paintbrush and he says “Oh boy, invisible paint!” Then there’s two blank frames, and then a mushroom cloud, and the comic is over.”

Fall 07 Grades

I passed Economics! Whoo! My teacher curved 24 points. My initial grade wasn’t enough to pass, but it was 20 points higher than the average grade, lawl. I should hope so after all of that studying. I’m just really glad I passed though. :D No more economics classes…ever again! :D :D :D Worst sequence of classes ever! D:

ECON 2035 – C
BLAW 3201 – C
ISDS 3107 – A
ISDS 3110 – A
ISDS 3100 – B

Those are pretty much final, though only 2 of them are official (the two A’s). So, much to my surprise, my GPA won’t change. :P

After my economics exam on Saturday, Michelle came over and spent the rest of the weekend + Monday + Tuesday morning with me. That was really fun and I miss her now. D:

Anyway, back to working a good bit and then off for a while! I’m so glad classes are over. :D

-Philip

Star Wars Transformer Darth Vader Death Star

No, I didn’t make that up. It’s a real toy that I just saw a commercial for. Yes, I lawled, and that is the real, correct name for it, and yes, it is a mouth-full.

So far I’ve studied for about 12 hours for Economics and I’m still 97% sure I’m going to fail. I guess I just want to be able to know that at least I tried and didn’t give up, even though I lost hope. :P

I only have one of my grades back for sure, and 2 of them kind-of-for-sure. I’ll post them all when they’re in.

-Philip

I Did What to My Hair Now?

On Friday I got my hair cut. All of it. All gone!

Okay, that was a lie. I just got a couple of inches off of the back and the rest of it cleaned up. :P I like it; no more hair on my shoulders, easier to take care of, etc. It also looks more even now. Sorry, no pictures. You’ll have to actually see me. *gasp* IRL? NO WAI. Sorry, yes wai. D:

Saturday Michelle and I went to Celebration in the Oaks and did a whole bunch of standing in line, but it was fun and is something I like going to. Sunday we went to see Enchanted, which I actually enjoyed. It makes fun of itself and is just generally funny.

And thus begins my horrid week of exam studying and worrying about Business Law and Economics and my other classes that will be slightly ignored because I’ll be too busy caring about Economics.

Oh, I did go and talk to my Econ professor. He’s going to curve the final grade at the end, but I’m still really scared and I don’t know what to think. People I’ve talked to said he was an asshole in his office, but he was actually pretty nice. *shrug* He noticed the “Ron Paul 2008” pin on my messenger bag and asked me if I was Ron Paul fan. I told him that I was, and he asked me if I read up on Ron Paul’s thoughts on the gold standard, and I told him that I wasn’t really familiar with it, just a little bit, and then my professor went on to tell me how interesting it was. I made a comment on how much of our Economics book would be changed if Ron Paul actually became the president, and he said that chapter 13 would pretty much disappear. It was interesting to hear, because I’d often wondered throughout the class what Economics professionals thought about him.

Well, that’s it for now. Expect a rant tomorrow if my Business Law exam goes badly. :P

-Philip

Merry Googling

This is a really funny article from today’s Tiger Weekly by none other than Stephen Phillips (Hi there, if you’re Googling yourself again :P).

Just in case you guys didn’t know, I hate it when people say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” and I also hate that the Christmas tree at LSU is called the “Giving Tree.” “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” It’s a big green tree with ornaments – it’s a Christmas tree.

-Philip

Well That Figures…

Right when I go and write about my best uses of money and include my Kenwood head unit in it…

Yesterday I got in my car and the head unit’s display did not work. I had sound, I could switch between sources (the radio, auxiliary input, USB hard drive, etc), and pretty much anything else, but I couldn’t see crap on the head unit.

It still doesn’t work, and although it’s very usable, I want my effing display back. So, I guess I have to buy a new head unit. I found the one I want, and it’s $180 online and I’d have to install it myself or pay someone to install it. I’m not sure I trust myself enough to install it (I know how to do it, I just don’t want to destroy my car in the process).

I guess I know what I’m doing with my earnings from winter break already. :

-Philip

This Semester, and How it Blows

I really hate this semester. I’m currently on track to fail ECON 2035 unless there is some sort of divine intervention, and that combined with a lot of other crap is making me feel pretty down. I feel like a failure, and for those of you that haven’t read my “About Me” page, being a failure is a fear of mine. Even the dictionary is taunting me:

failure |?f?ly?r|
noun
1 lack of success : an economic policy that is doomed to failure | the failures of his policies.

I think my head is going to explode from stress and pressure and other crap that’s going on and I really can’t take it anymore. I really hope that I can just write last week and this week off sometime soon and just forget about them, and I hope I can do the same thing when I’m sitting in ECON 2035 at 7:30 in the morning next summer hating myself for failing it in the first place.

-Philip