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03/08/2006: "Heat of the Moment"


mrah. I feel so gross.

1. Computer has been making progressively more annoying/scary noises in the past two weeks. Tonight it actually sounded like something was grinding... which is never good. So I cracked open not just the case, but the power supply. For those not in the know, opening the case is nothing, however, the power supply is labled "Do Not Remove This Cover: Hazardous Area"... so what'd I do? I opened it. Once I was in there, I detached the cooling fan and cleaned it. This had to be the problem becuase the thing has no other moving parts, and sound requires a vibration which implies movement.

This seems to have fixed the problem, but I was covered, quite literally, in dust.
So (2.) I figured this was a good time to clean up cat hairballs. Gross.

I washed up and now here I am, room smelling of cleaner and computer as quiet as a mouse *crosses fingers*, but I still feel kinda... bleh.

Earlier today I went to the post office to get a money order to send to this guy for something I won on eBay [Retired Lego Y-Wing and TIE Figher, NewInBox, for the curious]. It took for crapping ever. They had one lady running the entire post office and like 5 people that all needed passports. I waited 25 minutes and was way late to work, but I'll be damned if I don't get that glorious Y-Wing.

Also en route from an earlier eBay experiance is a Red Clone Commander! I've been looking for this guy everywhere, and now I'm finally gonna have him! Commander Cody (an Orange Clone Commander) comes out next month, so soon my collection will be all they more complete. (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green) I know the special ops troopers are blue, and I could live without a violet one; perhaps a black Utapau Shaddow Trooper would make an adequate replacement...

In any case, spring break is coming up soon, and I'm going to New York City! I've never been before, so this should be educational. Like any place I visit for longer than 5 hours I'll probably want to live there by the time we're ready to leave, but I guess we'll see.

State Debate was a while ago; I was a component of the 4-Speak team. Paula and I didn't drop a single round, and as a whole we got 13-1, giving us first place in all 5-A over Blue Valley West, who we were pretty worried about. The real funny part was that we beat their neg team with their own case that we stole and made better. Paula and I joke that it's the equivalent of cutting someone's leg off and beating them to death with it. Morbid but true.

I also qualified to state champs in Domestic Extemp, which is neat, but means I'm going to have to work on it a lot more, which is less neat. I'm ready to lay down and die I'm so done with working. This is especially bad for several upcoming forensics reasons:

1. I need an info written by Thursday
2. Memorized by Saturday
3. PFD topic I haven't researched at Blue Valley
4. NFL Congress
5. NFL PFD
6. NLF Individual Events (More DX...)

4, 5, and 6 determine whether or not I get a free vacation to Dallas during the summer, which makes me really, really nervous.

I was reading the news and a headline read

Woman loses frozen embryos fight


but I read

Woman loses frozen embryos IN fight


and was about to explode with entertainment.

I've been playing a lot of video games lately. PS2 mostly. Thomas lent me Battlefronts II and I've been slowly but surely getting better at it. I also bought GTA: Vice City and killed people/blew things up until I got Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty at which point I killed people/blew things up... just much more quitely than before.

Hank and I are putting together a One-Act Play for the spring One-Acts at Miege. It's an interpretation of an Edward Gorey choose-your-own-adventure thing: very, very weird. Given my potentially huge level of involvement, EVERYONE is required to come see this. I'll post more details later.

My final note will be that this is my triumphant return to blogging. As part of lent/friendly wager, Laura and Lizz bet me 10 dollars each that I couldn't blog twice a week for all of lent. This is the first full week, and this is post number one, and I'll be damned if I don't get my 20 bucks. (I could also use the cash because bills for the webhosting of this monster are due at the end of March... yuck.) So you'll be seeing a lot more of me this month in particular, and hopefully in the future.

"What's a cowboy gotta do to get some respect?!"
-Have homoerotic relations with Jake Gyllenhaal or Heath Ledger-
"Somehow that seems counter-intuitive..."

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