August 18th, 2003

Bama Eyes, Bama Staredown

Mr. Yasuda, I presume?

Roommate #1 has finally moved in. Actually, came in last night at around 1:30am or so....::shrugs:: I think he just flew in from Osaka, Japan last night - that prolly explains why he moved in at a fairly odd hour. (Good thing I was still up waiting for my fiancee' to get off of work. Had I been asleep, it would have been freaky hearign someone pounding on the door, and then moving around in my bedroom...) I can definitely sympathise with him, cuz I know it was rough for me when I was headed in the opposite direction. Completely lost, and half a day's worth of jet lag is hard to get used to, especially since you're crossing the IDL along the way.

Yuki's a real nice guy. Doesn't speak English all that well, so we have to talk around in circles sometimes before he understands. New student, so he's full of questions and I'm tryin to help the boy out any way that I can. Real nice fella though.

Kinda makes me homesick in an odd way. Since he's actually from Japan (as opposed to simply being of Japanese descent), all of the things that he's packed are Japanese. I know, I see a few words of it here and there on T-shirts or on the Anime that I watch, but it brings back memories seeing all of his belongings. Nothing all that abnormal about most of them aside from the language in which they're written and occasionally their size, but to me it really stands out as I was completely immersed into the Japanese way of life for a month or so.

Looks like on a person-to-person level, we're gonna work out fine. Though I am looking forward to seeing his expression when he walks in and I'm watching a Japanese music video countdown on the International Channel as I often do, or once I hang up all my wall decorations, or somethign similar. He already seemed pleasantly surprised when I greeted him with "Hajimimashete". ::smiles::

Bad thing is that he has less stuff than I brought. I dileberately brought as little as possible from home, cause I intend on being outta here by December. However, Yuki only brought two suitcases, mainly filled with clothes and toiletries and other small items. Kinda makes me want to rush home today and grab the microwave that I forgot and the TV & DVD players at the very least.

Oh well. In any case, I'm glad that my roomie finally showed up. It kinda sucked being up here completely alone. =P
  • Current Music
    Masami Okui - Jama wa Sasenai
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Don't forget that it's Monday. While Mondays are 99% awful, there is one brief glimmer of funniness that almost makes Mondays worth suffering through. You know what I be talkin about:

New Strong Bad Email!
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    amused amused
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Hell in a Handbasket (or rather, a LiveJournal post)

PETA Members, Lee Corso, General asshats
Circle I Limbo

Militant Vegans, People who don't think for themselves
Circle II Whirling in a Dark & Stormy Wind

Frat boys, Hipsters, Riceboys, Posers
Circle III Mud, Rain, Cold, Hail & Snow

Parents who bring squalling brats to R-rated movies
Circle IV Rolling Weights

Carrot Top, Richard Simmons, Martha Stewart
Circle V Stuck in Mud, Mangled

River Styx

Saddam Hussein, Jeff Gordon
Circle VI Buried for Eternity

River Phlegyas

Osama bin Laden, Dennis Francione
Circle VII Burning Sands

NAMBLA Members, Jesse Jackson
Circle IIX Immersed in Excrement

New York Yankees, Auburn Tigers
Circle IX Frozen in Ice

Design your own hell

Speaking of Hell, it's time to leave my white-walled purgatory and venture deep into the bowels of the University Supply Store to continue my back-to-school shopping. ::sigh::
  • Current Music
    Megumi Hayashibara - Too Late
Bama Eyes, Bama Staredown

If you're happy and you know it, buy a gun.

Man, it's hotter than a bottle of Dave's Insanity Sauce out there! ::melts::

Only got about four items crossed of my "To Do" list today. Good start though, all things considering. I'm going to wait till Thursday till I go buy my textbooks, to make sure I get all the right ones (and try not to buy any unneccisary ones, as it often the case). Added ECE 480 to my schedule...again. Really lucked out though - class was filled to capacity and yet I was able to sweet talk my way in there anyway. Had to wait two hours or so, though - Miss Linda couldn't help me, cause it was filled. Waited forever just to get the news that I needed to go elsewhere. Bleh. Then had to wait again at the main ECE office, then again at the actual person's office. ::groan::

While waiting, I was talkin to one of my classmates from last semester's failed attempt at HELL, I mean ECE. Turns out that Dr. D.J. Jackson (despite having a pretty cool sounding name) decided to be uncool to everyone in my class. The projects turned out better than usual, so instead of that class having a slightly higher GPA than his 480 classes in the past few years, he decided to get tough and beat the crap outta everyone in the lecture class. Graded them things bout as harshly as he could - that way, the worse than usual lecture class grades and the better than usual lab grades would balance each other out. Makes no sense to me, but I'm not the guy with the fancy diploma and the big red pen. Of doom.

That *really* pissed me off. I made better on my second attempt at that class than my first, ubt I was wondering if something was up. It seemed like I understood the material a helluva lot better the second time around, and I worked really hard to make sure I passed. The huge amount of extra work didn't seem to correspond to the only mediocre increase in my grade; guess now I know why. ::grumbles::

Everywhere else was equally as packed. Couldn't hardly make it down the halls! In any case, all the necessities are taken care of. Everything else can wait till later in the week, after the Bama Blast crew has dispersed. (Someone remind me never to try to get anything done in the middle of Bama Blast again...)
  • Current Music
    Chisa Yokoyama - Lightning Heart!
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"Millions Eat Because People Click a Button."

As many of you all know, I've been actively trying to persuade the online community to visit and related sites for years now. Since I'm nearly always online, I figgured it was the least that I could do, and whenever I become involved with a specific group of people (such as message boards, blogs, clans in online video games, and the like) I always try to persuade others into joining me on my quest. If I can make a difference, then surely if I can talk my buddy Joe into doing it too, then together we'll be making twice the difference.

However, most of the time I'm met with scepticism. "There's no way that just by clicking a button, you can send food to starving people or protect the rainforest." "There's got to be some kind of catch." And so on.

Weeeeell, I just happened to be browsing, the biggest name in proving/disproving myths, rumors, and urban legends. While using the "random story" feature, I stumbled across this article. Check it out for yourself: it's all legit.

So, now that the skeptics out there don't have an excuse not to, be sure to check out the following sites. One links directly into the rest, so you can literally click each of the donation buttons in under a minute. You're online anyway, and you gots nuthin to lose.

Also, check out and for similar save-the-world-for-free sites.
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