Monthly Archives: January 2006

  • My Name’s Chris…And I Have A MySpace

    I turned twenty-three years old on Friday (1/27/2006). I also own at ping pong.

    In other news, I now have my own MySpace. You might have noticed it linked on the right hand side over there. You didn’t? Have a look now.

    Yes, my MySpace has a song playing in the background. You know why? There are three possible reasons:

    1. You aren’t logged in and you should so so. If you don’t have an account, create one.
    2. You are logged in and you haven’t turned off automatic music playing. You suck.
    3. You like music playing in the background of your pages. What’s wrong with you?

    I decided to do so after being pressured by a few friends. I said I’d never do it. I said I’d never do it over and over and over. I hated seeing the epileptic shock-inducing horror of some people’s pages.

    But I have several rational friends who are on MySpace. And, Mayor Keith Hightower is on MySpace. None of those profiles suck. I figured if they can make non-sucky profiles and connect with friends, so can I.

    … Plus I can’t look at people’s pictures unless I’m logged in.

    I still like Facebook way better, but MySpace does allow customization, which is both good for people like me, and bad for people like me who have to look at the previously mentioned horrible profiles. MySpace also has the whole band thing going on that I’m getting into, and there are way more people on it.

    Now I’ve just got to make my roommate Courtney make a profile. He claims he’ll die first.

    I never thought I’d have a MySpace, but now I do. Take a gander at my MySpace profile. Happy birthday to me.

    PS – Mike Wiggins now has a blog. Congratulations are now in order.

  • Underworld: Evolution is a Great Place to Chew Gum

    Underworld: Evolution Ticket
    I died a little inside.
    For the rest of this post, “Today” and “Tonight” refer to yesterday, since it’s about 1AM, but I consider it part of the same day since I haven’t gone to sleep yet. Since that’s out of the way…

    I just got back from seeing Underworld: Evolution. Today was Matt Smith‘s birthday, and he wanted to see Kate Beckinsale jump around in a tight leather suit as a vampire. I can’t blame him for that; in fact, that was the movie’s only saving grace. I can, however, blame him for liking the movie for its substance, also.

    This movie was absolutely horrible. The entire movie reminded me of Doom 3. You could hardly see anything because it’s all at night. Oh no! If vampires get in the sun, their knuckles get temporarily uncomfortably warm. If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, don’t.

    The theater was the largest I’ve ever been in, and must be the largest they have at the Boardwalk Regal Cinema here. It was totally full, and it also reminded me why I watch DVDs instead of going to the theater. During one point some guy (I don’t know who. The movie sucked.) was like “What keys? I know nothing about any keys”. The guy asking him had wings that had some spike thing on each side. I’ll call him “Spike”. I’ll call the guy who said he didn’t know anything about keys “Loser”. Spike grabbed Loser by his shoulders using his spikes and drug Loser toward him across the table. Spike glared at Loser as though he had just sat through a boring movie. Replying to this body language Loser said, “Oh, those keys”. About 90% of the theater cracked up as though that was the most hilarious thing they’d heard. I sighed audibly.

    At the end of the “fight” sequence, which consisted mostly of vampire machine guns with “UV rounds”, the bad guy (I guess) gets vanquished predictably, and again about 90% of the theater cheers. I think one can apply John Gabriel’s Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory to this situation. Get a big enough room, jam a bunch of people into it, make them watch a crappy movie together, and see how they react. They acted like it was a Roman gladiator battle in which they were personally involved. Enough about the audience, back to the movie.

    The movie was so boring the first few minutes through that I decided to fish out my bubble gum and start chewing it. “Surely that will pass the time”, I said to myself. As I began to chew it, I remarked to myself, “Wow, this is really good bubble gum”. Bubble Tape is the superior bubble gum, after all. While chewing it and staring at the screen, I began to blow bubbles. I kept thinking about the gum, because there was no discernable plot, except the following: vampires hate werewolfs. They like to fight each other. You are seeing the viewpoint of one of the vampires.

    I kept thinking to myself random bubble gum related thoughts such as “Wow, I wonder how long this flavor will last” and “I hope the elasticity holds until the end of this movie” and “I wonder if I popped this bubble really loudly if the rest of the theater would notice during this ‘fight scene’ and of course “Should I get another piece or will this hopefully be over soon? I don’t want to waste another piece on this movie”.

    In conclusion, if you want a dark place to ponder the merits of chewing bubble gum, go see Underworld: Evolution. If you’re all out of bubble gum, keep your $7.50.

  • School Time Again (Yay!)

    School is fun. There. I said it; get over it. Toward the end of each semester, it feels like time slows to a halt, right up until finals. That is pretty much the only time I’m not enthused. Sure, there are subjects I like more than others, of which Computer Science and Chemistry are prime examples. Sure, there are teachers I like more than others (Critcher, White, Cvek, Weeks). The simple fact is that school keeps me busy, and that’s what I need.

    I work every single day 8am-5pm, and 9am-5pm during school time, and after I get off work, I need something to do. I go to friends’ houses every now and then. I can usually find things to do on the weekend as well, but all the rest of that time I spend reading, on the computer, or watching TiVo. That’s fine, up to a point, but I get bored easily and I enjoy having school to take all of my time.

    When I finally do finish a degree, I am pretty sure I’m going to do a Master’s, so that should keep me busy for awhile, but after that, I don’t know what I’m going to do. I may become a career student and keep racking up degrees. 😉 I just want to move! I’m tired of Shreveport and the lack of things to do. I need to see the world! In lieu of that, I at least need to see the country.

    I had ISDS350 this morning, and I only know one person, Charles, so I talked to him. Tonight, in English 325, I didn’t know anyone, so I started talking to some people I’d never met, Sarah and Craig. It turned out they’re both really cool. We’re going to voluntarily be in a group together in that class to work on what I believe to be an instruction manual. I asked the teacher to put another guy, who she said was a good writer, in our group with us, as I believed it to be a mutual advantage. We’re awesome, and he’s a good writer. To my astonishment, she agreed.

    This should be an awesome semester, indeed. New friends, new classes, new subject material, and lots of things to keep me busy. Yes, that was a sentence fragment. Don’t tell my English teacher 😉

  • Welcome To The Future!

    Meefaw Inc Volume 3 DVD Cover
    Meefaw Inc. Volume 3
    The future is now; it’s 2006. I had lots of fun last night and didn’t wake up today until about 2:30pm. I didn’t get to go to sleep until about 6:30am. More on that later. Josh finished editing on Meefaw Volume 3 while ago, but it’s finally all online in its full glory. I did a lot of last minute work to get it online so Josh and I could “announce” it at the New Year’s party at Joey’s house. It turned out that I didn’t know most of the people at Joey’s house, so it was more of a personal announcement to each of the people who would care. 🙂 I did meet a guy who looks just like the Numa Numa guy.

    Fun With Fireworks
    Fun With Fireworks
    Then we got to pop a bunch of fireworks, hang out, play ping pong, and play poker. I didn’t play poker, because I don’t like losing money and because I didn’t really understand how to play what they were playing (Texas Hold ’em ?). I did meet a bunch of cool, new people. Having fun guy one? The most fun in the world.

    We then went to IHOP to eat, around 3 or so, I don’t really remember when we go there or left. We had an old waitress who was incredibly mean, and who is apparently a stripper. You might think that sounds cool, but I assure you it is not. She was really old; I’m talking Medicare old. Nasty! After we got done eating and talking and getting insulted by the elderly stripper waitress, we paid our bills and left. I was to take Cody, Joey’s half brother, home since he lived near me, but I had to stop for gas first at the RaceTrac by the 3132 entrance on Bert Kouns.

    Map of What Happened (Thanks Google)
    Map of What Happened (Thanks Google)
    While I was starting to pump gas, Cody witnessed an Escalade go around the corner quickly to get on 3132 and the back end slid out from behind it. He saw it flip into the construction area and come to a stop. He told me to call 911 (because his cell was broken) and he took off running across Bert Kouns toward the wreck area to see if the person was injured and to tell them help was on the way. I described the situation to the 911 dispatch operator and a few minutes later, fire/rescue and cops arrived. I was still pumping the gas, and there wasn’t anything I could really personally do, so when I got done, I drove over there so Cody wouldn’t have to walk/run back. When I got there, I found out that the driver crawed out of the passenger side, which was then flipped up into the air, and ran off away from Cody. My guess is the driver was drunk and didn’t want to get caught DWI. He’ll probably claim it was stolen.

    Flipped Escalade
    Flipped Escalade
    We had to wait forever to the cops to take Cody’s statement, but that has to be the most interesting New Year’s eve I’ve ever had. I’m glad I didn’t sit home like a loser and watch a ball drop on NBC.