This Is A Blog

May 30, 2007 09:26 PM
Since this is a blog, I am going to start treating it like one. I've been using it to simply post site design updates recently, and that has probably bored you to death. I think I'll talk a little bit about what's going on in my life (the life of a sleepy enthusiast).

I got hired to be a programmer for a Ph.D student at my university. It pays pretty good and it's a lot more fun than working at the amusement park. The amusement park I am referring to is Geauga Lake, oh my God it is the worst place you can work. They expect you to work 50 hours a week in the hot sun and I swear they treat you like slaves. The orientation was like serious brainwashing.

On the other hand, my current job as a programmer is so laid back. I can work at my own pace, take breaks whenever I want for as long as I want. The hours are flexible, and it's probably because it's just two people working on the project. Oh yeah, this project is pretty ambitious. We are trying to simulate the entire human body in software.

My brother just purchased a Nintendo Wii game console. I still stand by the Xbox 360 however, as it clearly has the most superior software. Too bad I don't have an HDTV to play Gears of War in full 720p resolution. But hey, we might get one soon. Interesting thing about Gears of War: there is like no women in this game. Just a bunch of big guys shooting things. I think I saw a woman once in this game. You'd think a game for men would feature more women.

By the way, did any of you know that I am a juggler? I can juggle 3-4 balls, 3 clubs and diabolos (up to two). I have performed many shows over the course of the year. I am currently working on 5 ball juggling, and let me tell you, it is freaking hard. My goal is to get it by the end of this summer.

On Memorial Day I saw the strangest sight. While driving to the local zoo I suddenly saw a huge shadow pass overhead. I turned my head left and saw a plane flying really low. It flew lower until it was hidden by the trees. I don't know what happened to it. My first reaction was that the plane crashed, but it didn't. In retrospect, I think it was military aircraft flying over the Memorial Day parade.

For my final thoughts of the day, I will be reviewing a movie. This movie is called "The Promise" (2005) (IMDB Profile) and I watched it last night. I think it's the most expensive Chinese movie ever made. It...sucked. You might look at the trailer and poster and think "oh this can't be so bad, it looks like a decent epic". Oh my God, if you watch this movie you will literally want to get up and gouge your eyes out. The plot...what plot? This movie made absolutely no sense. It was about a girl who made a promise to a goddess, and then there was a guy who could run really really fast (in horrible CGI) and then there was a villain who loved bondage. The bondage subtext in this movie wasn't even subliminal. I am not kidding, in this movie the guys get tied up like 7 times; there is a scene where the villain orders the girl to dress up like a bird and sit in a giant bird cage; later on she is tied up in a chair. And these bondage scenes involved elaborate knots and contraptions. OH MY GOD. What else: acting sucked, no romantic connection between characters, CGI was gay. Overall, I give this movie a 1/10 (F).

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Jun 02, 2007
I noticed from your blog you mentioned Geauga Lake, so that was cool pretty cool to learn your from the same state. Anyway, I know from Memorial Day that Twinsburg had military planes do low fly bys for their parade so that could be the planes you saw.

Jun 02, 2007
You probably live close to me. Send me an email if you want to chat.