Sunday, April 24, 2005

Yay!

So, it would seem that the average time people spend reading my blog has gone up, from 45 seconds to 2.5 minutes! Yay! You love me, you really love me!

Nathan is going to be here tonight... I've been busy cleaning Tara's apartment. I did all the dishes,l vacummed the floor in the dining room, kithcen and hall way, washed the windows and blinds, and cleaned all the walls in the hallway with a cleach solution. I also vacuumed Tara's air filter, and cleaned the face of the place that sucks the air in (don't know what its called). Now I have to start on the living room and bathroom.. *grumbles* Those two are gonna take awhile... and why am I doing this? So that Nathan will get to see Tara's apartment clean, and so that when she moves out, she will get her deposit back. Already, this place is cleaner than when Tara moved in.

All right, gotta go! *smooches*

Monday, April 18, 2005

Spanish makes it easier to be mad...

No me miente! Lo odio! Como puedes sentarse aqui, y me mientes? No te entiendo! Muchos tiempos en el pasado, yo habĂ­a te preguntado a no me mentir, nunca... pero... hoy... PORQUE???????

Friday, April 15, 2005

hmm

So, the average time that someone spends looking at my page is 45 seconds. That isn't even a minute! I mean, I get between 50 and 100 visits a week, but the average is 45 seconds. That means, for all the people (five) who spend time reading what I write, there are more people who only spend like, five seconds. Wow.

I should write something more interesting. But what? WHAT can I write that is more interesting than about ME? What could be more interesting than me? *sobs*

*blinks*

*gets ahold of herself*

*gives Destiny a copper coin*

Alright then. *takes a deep breath*

I'm good now, I swear. I thought I was going to get all my assignments caught up today, but the internet is being goofy... some pages won't load at all, others take like an hour to load. This, for some reason, is working now, but it wasn't earlier.

I miss Nathan!

The Chronicals of Dew: Me and Yu-Gi-Oh?

The Chronicals of Dew: Me and Yu-Gi-Oh?

This is Dewey just asking for me to kick his butt. Not ONLY did he spell my name wrong, he threatened to KEEP MY BOYFRIEND. Thats okay, Tara and I will make his life miserable if he persists in this foolish action. *nods*

Missing you...

I miss Nathan so much... its been four days now. Everytime I think of him I want to cry, and even though I know its silly, it is also true. You might think to yourself, "She never sees him, why miss him so much now?" Well, first of all, normally I know he is there, if I need him I can call him. Secondly, I talk to him every night, his voice is the last thing I hear before I fall asleep. Everyday, I talk to him online. I love to tell him that I love him, and how glad I am that he is a part of my life... I think I almost need to tell him, just to make sure that he knows. I don't know why I always get these morbid feelings of "you never know when it will be the last time." I just miss him, thats all.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

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It has been three days since I've talked to Nathan. Three...days... *sighs* I miss him so much. He went back to Tarkio for the week, and I'm really glad, because he needed a break from Nebraska. Nathan's recruiter screwed up... again... and so now he has to wait some more, and re-fill out a bunch of paperwork. Its good that he can break from the normal routine, and see real actual people who are his friends, and get that game out of his system *snorts* (yeah right)... but I am selfish, and I miss his voice being the last thing I hear before I fall asleep.

I got a 90 on my test in Theology, and a 27/30 on my Spanish test... I also passed my writing proficiency test, and turned in my research paper for Ancient World... so now all I have to do is finish my independant study.

I'm so sleepy, and I miss my boyfriend. *sniffs*

I had an awesome conversation with my daddy last night, so that was a happy thing, anyway.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Top Ten April Fools Hoaxes

My favorite was when I lived in Virginia, and the reclaimed-landfill-turned-state-park, affectionatly known as "Mount Trashmore" was reported on all major TV and radio stations as about to erupt. It was so funny.

1: The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest
In 1957 the respected BBC news show Panorama announced that thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of the dreaded spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. It accompanied this announcement with footage of Swiss peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees. Huge numbers of viewers were taken in, and many called up wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti trees. To this question, the BBC diplomatically replied that they should "place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best." Check out the actual broadcast archived on the BBC's website (You need the RealVideo player installed to see it, and it usually loads very slowly). -More-

#2: Sidd Finch
In its April 1985 edition, Sports Illustrated published a story about a new rookie pitcher who planned to play for the Mets. His name was Sidd Finch and he could reportedly throw a baseball with startling, pinpoint accuracy at 168 mph (65 mph faster than anyone else has ever been able to throw a ball). Surprisingly, Sidd Finch had never even played the game before. Instead, he had mastered the "art of the pitch" in a Tibetan monastery under the guidance of the "great poet-saint Lama Milaraspa." Mets fans everywhere celebrated at their teams's amazing luck at having found such a gifted player, and Sports Illustrated was flooded with requests for more information. But in reality this legendary player only existed in the imagination of the writer of the article, George Plimpton. -More-

#3: Instant Color TV
In 1962 there was only one tv channel in Sweden, and it broadcast in black and white. The station's technical expert, Kjell Stensson, appeared on the news to announce that thanks to a newly developed technology, all viewers could now quickly and easily convert their existing sets to display color reception. All they had to do was pull a nylon stocking over their tv screen, and they would begin to see their favorite shows in color. Stensson then proceeded to demonstrate the process. Reportedly, hundreds of thousands of people, out of the population of seven million, were taken in. Actual color tv transmission only commenced in Sweden on April 1, 1970.

#4: The Taco Liberty Bell
In 1996 the Taco Bell Corporation announced that it had bought the Liberty Bell from the federal government and was renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. Hundreds of outraged citizens called up the National Historic Park in Philadelphia where the bell is housed to express their anger. Their nerves were only calmed when Taco Bell revealed that it was all a practical joke a few hours later. The best line inspired by the affair came when White House press secretary Mike McCurry was asked about the sale, and he responded that the Lincoln Memorial had also been sold, though to a different corporation, and would now be known as the Ford Lincoln Mercury Memorial. -More-

#5: San Serriffe
In 1977 the British newspaper The Guardian published a special seven-page supplement in honor of the tenth anniversary of San Serriffe, a small republic located in the Indian Ocean consisting of several semi-colon-shaped islands. A series of articles affectionately described the geography and culture of this obscure nation. Its two main islands were named Upper Caisse and Lower Caisse. Its capital was Bodoni, and its leader was General Pica. The Guardian's phones rang all day as readers sought more information about the idyllic holiday spot. Few noticed that everything about the island was named after printer's terminology. The success of this hoax is widely credited with launching the enthusiasm for April Foolery that then gripped the British tabloids in the following decades. -More-

#6: Nixon for President
In 1992 National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation program announced that Richard Nixon, in a surprise move, was running for President again. His new campaign slogan was, "I didn't do anything wrong, and I won't do it again." Accompanying this announcement were audio clips of Nixon delivering his candidacy speech. Listeners responded viscerally to the announcement, flooding the show with calls expressing shock and outrage. Only during the second half of the show did the host John Hockenberry reveal that the announcement was a practical joke. Nixon's voice was impersonated by comedian Rich Little.

#7: Alabama Changes the Value of Pi
The April 1998 issue of the New Mexicans for Science and Reason newsletter contained an article claiming that the Alabama state legislature had voted to change the value of the mathematical constant pi from 3.14159 to the 'Biblical value' of 3.0. Before long the article had made its way onto the internet, and then it rapidly made its way around the world, forwarded by people in their email. It only became apparent how far the article had spread when the Alabama legislature began receiving hundreds of calls from people protesting the legislation. The original article, which was intended as a parody of legislative attempts to circumscribe the teaching of evolution, was written by a physicist named Mark Boslough.

#8: The Left-Handed Whopper
In 1998 Burger King published a full page advertisement in USA Today announcing the introduction of a new item to their menu: a "Left-Handed Whopper" specially designed for the 32 million left-handed Americans. According to the advertisement, the new whopper included the same ingredients as the original Whopper (lettuce, tomato, hamburger patty, etc.), but all the condiments were rotated 180 degrees for the benefit of their left-handed customers. The following day Burger King issued a follow-up release revealing that although the Left-Handed Whopper was a hoax, thousands of customers had gone into restaurants to request the new sandwich. Simultaneously, according to the press release, "many others requested their own 'right handed' version."

#9: Hotheaded Naked Ice Borers
In its April 1995 issue Discover Magazine announced that the highly respected wildlife biologist Dr. Aprile Pazzo had discovered a new species in Antarctica: the hotheaded naked ice borer. These fascinating creatures had bony plates on their heads that, fed by numerous blood vessels, could become burning hot, allowing the animals to bore through ice at high speeds. They used this ability to hunt penguins, melting the ice beneath the penguins and causing them to sink downwards into the resulting slush where the hotheads consumed them. After much research, Dr. Pazzo theorized that the hotheads might have been responsible for the mysterious disappearance of noted Antarctic explorer Philippe Poisson in 1837. "To the ice borers, he would have looked like a penguin," the article quoted her as saying. Discover received more mail in response to this article than they had received for any other article in their history. -More-

#10: Planetary Alignment Decreases Gravity
In 1976 the British astronomer Patrick Moore announced on BBC Radio 2 that at 9:47 AM a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event was going to occur that listeners could experience in their very own homes. The planet Pluto would pass behind Jupiter, temporarily causing a gravitational alignment that would counteract and lessen the Earth's own gravity. Moore told his listeners that if they jumped in the air at the exact moment that this planetary alignment occurred, they would experience a strange floating sensation. When 9:47 AM arrived, BBC2 began to receive hundreds of phone calls from listeners claiming to have felt the sensation. One woman even reported that she and her eleven friends had risen from their chairs and floated around the room.