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just because our door is always open



doesn't mean it's always





Q: when will this semester be over?
A: not soon enough.

graphic design and typography are tough classes. there are a lot of concepts one needs to master in order to be a pro. one major one of one's concern is hierarchy. I understand the idea of it just fine. yet, my projects are turning out sucky and disjointed. i should have paid more attention in graphic I when we were learning about that gestalt? principle..

it snowed today, classes were cancelled after 12:15. i got to miss graphic design. today was good. maybe i should go back to work on weekends. i doubt i can fit that in my schedule. school is a biotch. i'm so tired, i hope we have off tomorrow. cross all your fingers.
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gonzo, dr

an email forward from lauren blown entirely out of proportion

>Subject: GLOBAL BS
>Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2007 14:34:04 -0500
>
>Hello,
>
> I was just outside, in the shade ( where all readings are taken) it
>is 25 degrees.
>10 feet away in the sun it is 44 degrees. You don't have to be a genious to
>realize what I have been saying all along...that the sun is much stronger
>than it has been in years! A recent German report confirmed this. Of course
>the socialist press will NOT report it. Unless you are brain dead you see
>where even on the coldest days the sun melts ice and snow. Some of you may
>not know there is water on Mars, Mars does have a north pole covered with
>ice ( don't know about Santa ). The Martian ice cap is melting, from the
>sun of course! No humans on mars that I know of, although I know some
>aliens here. Communist controlled press won't report that fact either!
>My point is...this global warming crap is a crock! this planet and forces
>of nature are much more powerful than we. At some point we will disapear(
>big loss) but it will not be at our choosing and the earth will go on for a
>few billion more years until King Sol
>( the sun, not some ancient rabbi) has run it's course and dies.
>
>O Henry, ( Henry is a senior Accuweather meterologist) please just admit my
>forecast I sent you 3 weeks ago is so far almost 100 % right on. And it
>looks as it will be very close to what I predicted for the next 6 weeks.
>Thank you!
>
>Remember, the sun kills! protect your skin!
>
>Harry.

On 2/6/07, Jeffrey P wrote:
Don't pass along this crap to me. Anyone who is alive on this planet and STILL does not believe that our planet is feeling the consequences of global warming is living in a cave and deserves their own link on the evolutionary chain...somewhere below humans, but quite possibly above monkeys

On 2/6/07, Lori B wrote:
there's no water on mars...

On 2/6/07, Lauren P wrote:
i dont know. my dad is on meds right now.

On 2/6/07, Lauren P wrote:
Mars
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Until the first flyby of Mars by Mariner 4 in 1965, it was hoped, both
within and outside scientific circles, especially in the popular media and
literary circles, that Mars had ample liquid water. This was based on
observations of periodic variations in light and dark patches, particularly
in the polar latitudes, and long dark striations that could perhaps even be
irrigation channels of liquid water.

These straight line features were shown not to exist and explained as
optical illusions. Still, of all the planets in our solar system other than
Earth, Mars is the most likely to harbor liquid water, and perhaps life.
Mars' rotational period and seasonal cycles are also similar to those of the
Earth. It has the highest mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons, the
largest canyon in the solar system, Valles Marineris, and polar ice caps.
Geological evidence suggests that Mars previously had large-scale water
coverage, while observations also indicate small geyser-like water flows in
recent years. [1]


Mars (IPA: /ˈmɑɹz/ (GenAm); /ˈmɑːz/ (RP)) is
the fourth planet from the Sun. The planet is named after Mars, the Roman
god of war. Mars is also known as “The Red Planet” due to its reddish
appearance as seen from Earth. The prefix areo-, from the Greek god of war,
Ares, refers to Mars in the same way geo- refers to Earth.

Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos, which are small and oddly shaped.
These may be captured asteroids similar to 5261 Eureka, a Mars Trojan
asteroid. Mars can be seen from Earth with the naked eye. Its apparent
magnitude reaches −2.9, a brightness surpassed only by Venus, the
Moon, and the Sun. For much of the year, Jupiter may appear brighter to the
naked eye than Mars.

Until the first flyby of Mars by Mariner 4 in 1965, it was hoped, both
within and outside scientific circles, especially in the popular media and
literary circles, that Mars had ample liquid water. This was based on
observations of periodic variations in light and dark patches, particularly
in the polar latitudes, and long dark striations that could perhaps even be
irrigation channels of liquid water.

These straight line features were shown not to exist and explained as
optical illusions. Still, of all the planets in our solar system other than
Earth, Mars is the most likely to harbor liquid water, and perhaps life.
Mars' rotational period and seasonal cycles are also similar to those of the
Earth. It has the highest mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons, the
largest canyon in the solar system, Valles Marineris, and polar ice caps.
Geological evidence suggests that Mars previously had large-scale water
coverage, while observations also indicate small geyser-like water flows in
recent years. [1]

Mars is currently host to four orbiting spacecraft: Mars Global Surveyor,
Mars Odyssey, Mars Express, and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. This is more
than any planet except Earth. It is also home to the two Mars Exploration
Rovers (Spirit and Opportunity).

Contents [hide]
1 Physical characteristics
1.1 Geology
1.2 Geography
1.3 Atmosphere
1.4 Magnetosphere
1.5 Climate
1.6 Possibility of liquid water
2 Orbit and rotation
3 Moons
4 Life
5 Exploration
5.1 Past missions
5.2 Current missions
5.3 Future plans
6 Astronomical observations from Mars
7 Viewing Mars
7.1 Historical observations of Mars
8 Mars in human culture
8.1 Historic connections
8.2 In fiction
9 See also
10 References
11 External links
11.1 Water
11.2 Exploration


On 2/6/07, Lori B wrote:
it probably used to have it, but definitely not now, this confirms it, although, just because something's on wikipedia doesn't mean it's true. welcome to teh internet.


On 2/7/07, Ian P wrote:
I can't believe they expect me to really believe that there is a real live Santa. Obviously there is no Santa on Mars despite the North Pole similarity, but there is also no real live Santa on Earth either. It is so naive to think that just because one thing is similar that everything is...I hate generalizations! ALL PEOPLE AND THINGS THAT generalize are very stupid entities. Anyway, I will be sure to tell my kids the truth about Santa ASAP. First off, all Santas are mean because I saw it on "A Christmas Story" where the Santa won't let Ralphie think he's gonna get a BB gun, and then he pushes him down the slide by putting his really mean foot right on his forehead and humiliating him! SECOND OFF (and lastly), I don't want Santa to get the credit for the presents that I BOUGHT MY OWN KIDS! That is my hard earned money, thank you very much you stupid white haired (wo?)"man"!

THE END

- Ian
gonzo, dr

lovely lauren's pregnant presents

yesterday lauren's babyshower happened. so did stoopit boll sunday. so did jen's bday. (apparently there's a juggalow in the livingroom).
at laur's bbshaar i was appointed the official present scribe, so i got by with a little help from my friends decorating the list. "gay men in onezies" made a cameo. "if her next kid turns out to be gay, he'll never have to worry about having something to wear, even if he's 60."(caitlin h) someone gave her a HAT! someone made a bad decision in making this my job. those things aren't supposed to be fun. but it was :)

this semester is really hard. i lump classes together in my head because they're so alike and it screws me up pretty bad. I can't differentiate between the graphic design and the type projects. and every professor is stressing this "2 hours of homework a week per credit" or something... so that should leave me with 30 hours of homework a week about? my math must be off, it's not THAT bad, hah. it's just way more than last semester. i really have to stop bitching about this. i'm reading about enlightenment. it says how all suffering is created in the mind. i agree with it, especially in the form of complaining about having to do work. i suck. there's more suffering, the secret enjoyment of self-loathing. that should be my autobiography title. labeling, even worse. suffering is really easy to perpetuate, i'm learning.

labeling is an interesting thing. when you think of it, it might be in the form of teen-angst-ridden resistence, as in "don't EVER label me" said by a 14-year-old campbell's soup can. well, that's fine, you can label them. but what i mean is deciding something is a certain way, and because of it, you're unable to do anything. ie, my problem: "this semester is really hard." because i said that, i'm already letting myself believe that it's not my fault my work won't be getting done.

an almost problem: when i get back from class today, about to go online, i notice my monitor isn't working(the light was on but no picture on the screen at all). i shut it off, and then turn it on, then restart my computer, and nothing. so i ask if anyone's been on it, and mary tells me that she was like 20 minutes before, and everything was fine. but, there's an electrician upstairs installing lighting or something in jen's room. and jen's b/f tells me he probably blew out my monitor, so i say great, what now?
here's where the almost problem is: my first instinct was to just forget about it and hope i can just get a new monitor, because i surely didn't want to upset anyone. that's when it hit me that i do a lot more labeling than i realize. i'm a "nice" person, so i don't like to get in anyone's way or bother anyone.
okay, so after my epiphany i call jake(landlord)'s bar and of course he's not there. i told his son the situation and he goes "holy shit." so that gave me a little more confidence, that at least he took me seriously. i then say, in a perfectly calm tone, to the electrician that i think he may have blown out my monitor and i just wanted to let him know. he responded really rudely, frantically explaining how he only did this or that so it's not his fault!
that's why i'm "nice," i just don't feel like hearing this! but i would not let him get away with this! so then jake walks into the house, and i explain it to HIM, and he said that that happens all the time to monitors, when the guys are working on the electricity, and to unplug it and the computer until they were completely done. fine. why couldn't the electrician could have told us that? or maybe warned someone to turn that shit off in the first place? so it ended up working later, luckily, so here i am. my not being nice, though polite, didn't pay off this time. haha. sorry for that stupid story.

i'm gonna go put a dent in some of this homework. see ya, kiddo.
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i'm lonely. i miss broomall, ernie, morgan non-wcu friends, and above all...shining force. i'm really bored. i'm sick of getting this low disk space message. suck my dick, windows xp. you are the crappiest operating system i've ever seen. it sucks that windows 98 was so much better. when i did ctrl+alt+delete and ended a program, it ended that shit as soon as i told it to. it didn't give me all this guff. fuck pcs, fuck macs. macs are for elitist ripped off people and are gay. fuck software that costs $500. that's so gay. ok i'm done lol. sry.

</gay rant>
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actually this is me

hey what's up, i have a message for all the elvin folk of the forrest land. i am a messenger. i carry with me the sacred codex of the order of the fourth law. you may not realize this, but this is a cursed scribatory i bring with me. do you know who i am!? i will tell you, thousands of eyars ago, before sigourney weaver, there lived a caveman. it is a time of war, i fear to warn thee. aye, there are several knaves who dare start static with the rougues of our time.. t his is a sheer sign of the times. we will fight back. no one shall cower with his tail between his legs. revolt, resist...RISE UP. wow that felt like a jacoby moment lol. anyway. back to earth. tonight i triumphed as i watched a diamond in the rough of movies tonight. it is a tale of togethership, loyalty, and ruling the streets. by jove, i give you the warriors. i'd rather use html than rich text lol. haha that ups my web design level, it has to!! i am now a level two web design apprentice mage. i can't wait to be promoted. then i'll be t3h l33t wyz4rd.
I am buggin the fuck out i watched 2001: a space odyssey today. i like having on demand. some movies are free. that was one of the better free ones. it really makes you think. you know? it's a brilliant movie, and some critics say that it's "the true masterpiece" of his directing career. i would like to do cool flash animation. i'd love to be able to create somethin like that flashback thing, not the one i just linked to, but you know? like cool things. i like jethro tull alot, there's this album they have out called "broadsword and the beast" or something like that, and i really wanna get it. i love the song broadsword, it's a great song. you feel like you're a paladin/knight wh en you listen to it. i really
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i just had a dream that i was pwning some blue zombies with a shotgun, and there was a friendly one who wouldn't help me because i was destroying his bretheren. give me a break, pussy. happy Yom Kippur.
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ming the merciless

cool stuff

last weekend ernie came down, that was the fabled event of my new lj, i know, hehe. it was as great as i hyped it up to be. he took me out for dinner and we saw corpse bride. that movie was great, btw. i totally got ernie hooked on heroclix, too(i think). we played a short game of him and jon versus me. they actually won wtfo_0 hehe. all i have to say is that if you can beat me at some game that i'm obsessed with, you should own that. =)

oh yea, and how could i forget! ernie gave me a promise ring, too. it's really cool, it's a titanium band with a dragon on it! my mom was like "that looks like a wedding band." i was like, hmm not yet! :) it's nice being a little older now, i can joke around about that kinda stuff without having to worry about her disowning me.

i had a freakin blast, thank you baby. that weekend was amazing. i miss you so much.

i just had a 4-day weekend, all i did was work, party and play some videogames. an emphasis on that last one, fyi. at work i had to be minnie mouse, that was a new one, hehe. it was quick and painless.

i went to cait's aunt patty's new house and painted some faces with dj cait and erin. some kid implied to me that i dress like a boy. what a fag, lol.

THEN, we went to jake's for a party of the ages. it was really cool. just like old times, except that there were about 130492148310 less people than usual(and by usual i mean when we used to go all the time last year). it was still awesome though. they put some mentos in a bottle of coke. i assure you nothing but fun ensued. lol. it was a dud, actually. supposedly if you do that the right way, the coke bottle explodes? all that happened was upon contact with the mentos, the bottle shot soda about a foot into the air. that was still pretty cool, tho haha. we dance-dance-danced until the sun came up, practically. me and a few others created the ultimate cheesy dance song playlist. i found the need to put "fernando" by abba on there, which is NOT a dance song, lol. i found some way to dance to it though. everybody else was like wtf. i like the new crowd, though, a lot of really cool, nice people, and still some of the old-but-goodies like joel, adam, and the infamous greg whipple the naked nipple. lol.

then me and byrd visited the virgin moses and beasus christ at marple. that was fun, i sharpened pencils with winterbottom. beas is the coolest, he told me to come in there and he'd guide me with graphic design stuff. it's cool, like i'm his squire. i really have a thing for medieval kinda stuff lately. lol.

one reason-shining force. i played SO fuckin much of that this weekend. it's amazing how many hours you can play games like that for. 3, 4 hours goes by like minutes, i swear. also, i heard for the first time this weekend--JETHRO TULL. they are so great. very neo-classical. 70's metal, nothing too heavy, with a flute solo every now and then. it's beautiful. i highly recommend it. they do that song "bungle in the jungle" which sounds nothing like what i described, but it's good nonetheless.

welp, i've already said to much. ttyl, ya silly bell.
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