Sunday, April 29, 2007


Yesterday we bought a firepit. Well, it was more of a fire plate, but for some reason they call it a firepit. It's a big shallow copper dish with a screen over the top to contain the sparks. We've been thinking about getting one for a while, and we finally did.
After we brought it home, I went through quite a hassle putting it together. It took far longer than it should have, but after dinner I lit it up and we had smores. Is that how you spell it? I haven't had a smore in six years. It was really nice to be able to do that. Except they were the stickiest marshmallows in existence, but otherwise it was great. I dropped a square of chocolate on the screen accidentally. Next morning, it had turned into a slug-shaped, carbonized lump of sugar.
Hmm, I haven't posted in 12 days. I need to do this more often.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

This really ticks me off!

I watched a documentary last night about Hurricane Katrina. It sucked to see all those people who needed help--and no one from the US government was doing anything. Get this, the freaking Canadian Mounties came to help from Vancouver, BC before the US government even showed up! The people from FEMA and the National Guard arrived five days after the storm! The Coast Guard, however, responded quickly, and rescued many people just after the hurricane ended. But that wasn't enough. There should have been people from FEMA there helping from the start. But apparently it was too much trouble to even ship food in. It really pisses me off to hear that another country was more quick to respond than our own.

Saturday, April 7, 2007


I was sitting in bed last night. It was late, like 1:30 am. I was reading. I glanced out the window and--I kid you not--the sky lit up. Only very briefly, slightly longer than a lightning flash. But it wasn't lightning. The first flash was bright yellow, followed immediately by red. I didn't hear any sound. This sufficiently creeped me out. I don't know, maybe I was seeing things. It was pretty late. But I'm pretty sure I saw those two flashes, yellow, red, in quick succession.

On a lighter note, check out this hilarious Flash movie. (Yes, the characters are all inanimate objects with clocks for faces. If you've visited Newgrounds a lot, you'll understand.)

Friday, April 6, 2007

The wierdest freakin' thing

Something really weird happened last afternoon. So I'm walking in a park, and I pass by this apartment complex that has a backyard connecting directly to the park. I glanced over at the kids playing in there, and continued walking. Then I heard a voice yell for me to come over. I looked back, and this girl, she can't have been more than 9 or 10, was motioning me to come over there. Uncertainly, I walked to the fence. "Yes? Wh--" she interrupted. "Do you have a girlfriend?"
I could sorta see where this was going. "No..."
"D'you want one?"
"I suppose..."
"Well there's my sister! She's smart! What d'you think?"
I looked up. There was a girl of 14 or 15 sorta peering out of an upstairs window. Like, what the heck. Her 9-year-old sister was boyfriend hunting for her?
I sort of let out a pained "Uuummmm...." These people were total strangers. I had never seen them before in my life and lived 2 miles away.
"Gimme you phone number," the 9-year-old said.
This was where it had to stop. "Ah, no thanks."
"C'mon, pleeeaaase?"
I began to walk away. "No, sorry."
And that was it. Weird, huh? I have never heard of something like that before.