August 30, 2011

Wasting time

This semester I am only taking three classes (if you don't count choir). The reason I can get away with this is one of my classes is a six hour class. It is a senior level class and I have been warned about this class since I was a freshman. It will be really beneficial for me in the long run but it is a ton of work. It meets every day for 1 1/2 hours and is taught by two different professors. Fortunately one of the professors is my favorite so I will respect the work I am doing.

Typically the class starts at one everyday but right now I am killing time because we had to sign up for interviews with the professors. They basically ask what you want to teach, how social studies applies to that grade level, why collaborating teams are important, and we have to bring an object that best represents us as learners. I picked play-do because I am a kinesthetic learner, I am not afraid of failing because sometimes my creativity turns into something beautiful, I am good at working both individually and within groups, and I am really flexible. One of my roommates helped me come up with play-do.

Yesterday in choir our professor told us to read the syllabus. Of course everyone never reads syllabi unless it has the schedule on there. He was tricky though, at the bottom of the page he said text or email him before five that day and one of our absences in the future will be forgotten. That's right, I was one of the five that texted him. Of course I can't take the credit for it, another roommate of mine read it and spread the good news. But that isn't to say I wouldn't have read it since I was marking on my calendar all of the important dates this semester.

Since I always post a picture in my blogs, here is a picture of a dancing monkey:

August 28, 2011

Tribulant Causas

There is a top 10 list of secret societies. (Here is the website I got this list from)
1. Skull and Bones (Brotherhood of Death) is a Yale University society. Both Bush Presidents were in this society. Some conspiracies say that the CIA was formed from this society (which the CIA denies, of course).
2. Freemasons has three levels: Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Master Mason. (Some rites have up to 33 degrees of membership).They have secret handshakes and wear clothes stylized after the stone masons of the middle ages. Most religions frown upon membership and the Roman Catholic forbids it to the point of exccommunication.
3. Rosicrucian order is thought to have been the idea of German protestants of the 1600 although they claim it to be much older. There are two main divisions- one is a mix of Christianity (mainly Lutheran)and the other is semi-Masonic. The Masonic type have degrees of membership.
4. Ordo Templis Orientis is based on the religion of Thelema which says "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law, love is the law, love under the will” This also has different degrees of membership. Their rituals use virgin priestesses, children, and priests. Many Ancient Egyptian God’s are invoked, as well as the Devil, and at one point the priestess performs a naked ritual.
5. Hermetic Order of The Golden Dawn is considered by many to be a forerunner of the Ordo Templi Orientis and a majority of modern Occult groups.
6. The Knights Templar- Members of the Masonic Knights Templar do not claim a direct connection to the medieval group, but merely a borrowing of ideas and symbols.In order to become a member of this group, you must already be a Christian Master Mason.
7. The Illuminati (Sounds familiar? Have you seen Angels and Demons with Tom Hanks?). Many people believe that the Illuminati is still operating and managing the main actions of the governments of the world. It is believed that they wish to create a One World Government based on humanist and atheist principles.
8. The Bilderberg Group- This group is slightly different from the others in that it does not have an official membership. It is the name given to a group of highly influential people who meet ever year in secrecy (and usually with strong military and government sponsored security).
9. The Priory of Sion- (As seen in The Davinci Code This is actually a hoax created by a pretender to the French throne. Or is it???
10. Opus Dei is an organization of the Catholic Church- enough said.

I have given you all this information to tell you my theory that that there is another secret society called Tribulant Causas.(According to Google translation it means one who causes trouble, in Latin). The soul purpose for them is to annoy those around them. I say this is a secret society because you never actually see anyone performing these acts. Some examples of these common practices include sticking gum in random places, not flushing toilets in public restrooms, going ten under the speed limit (popular among the Abilene chapters), being terrible parkers, as well as being the ones who cause traffic jams (when not caused by wrecks).

Together we can go against these rabble-rousers. I will introduce one way we can go against one of their shenanigans. I am talking about terrible parking. There are two ways we could go about this. You could put stickers on their car such as these beauties:

Or we could put information like this on their car:

Perpendicular parking is similar to angle parking, but requires greater care in turning. You will find perpendicular parking in most parking lots, which normally provide spaces marked in a 90-degree angle to the curb or a building.
When parking bring your vehicle to a spot while keeping enough space from the row of parked cars.Always stop with your wheels straight and your car centered in the space.

After all, knowledge is power. The power to destroy Tribulant Causas!

August 22, 2011

Where's George?

Today I got at dollar bill at the self check out line at Wal-Mart. This story has you hooked already, I can tell. On the bill was stamped "track this bill." So I went to the website and entered the bill's information, such as the serial number and location as well as the story and condition of the bill:

I found it in a self check-out line at Wal-Mart. I was buying my fiance ice cream as a post-date dessert. The bill is straight with one crease in the middle. The top left corner is bent.

What I found out was "This bill has traveled 153 Miles in 238 Days, 7 Hrs, 12 Minutes at an average of 0.64 Miles per day.It is now 153 Miles from its starting location."

It started it's journey in Arlington at a Subway restaurant on December 27,2010. So that means that other people have used it and not tracked it. How depressing! Now curiosity got the best of me so I found out more about this website.

The site went live December 23, 1998. They used to sell stamps to mark the bills but they no longer do that. The whole point of the site is just for fun. It also offers various facts about money, stuff you could buy on it. I mean this site helps society in no way but that's okay. Sometimes you need to do things for no apparent reason.

Fifteen times is the most a bill has been entered. One guy sent out over one million one dollar bills and got a little over three hundred thousand hits. California is the state with the most participants.

I am debating whether or not I want to mark on a bill to go to Before you send it out you have to register it online but it is pretty simple.

Click here for the website

August 18, 2011

Subliminal Funnies

If you have ever seen The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, Dharma and Greg, Cybill, and Grace Under Fire, chances are you have seen Chuck Lorre Vanity Cards. Chances are is that you haven't realize that you have seen these vanity cards. You know at the end of shows where producers put their business cards? Don't know what I am talking about? Here are some examples:

"Sit, Ubu, Sit! Good dog"

(This isn't a television production, obviously, I just really like Pixar.)

Well Chuck Lorre's "bussiness cards" are different rants. I discovered this while watching a marathon of The Big Bang Theory Season 3 (which by the way is on sale at Target). I am not really sure what caused me to want to read them in the first place but that is beside the point. If you are watching a Chuck Lorre produced show and have a way to pause your TV, I encourage you to pause and read them because they are only up for two seconds. I think they are hilarious. Aaron doesn't have the attention span to read them, but I will let you judge whether or not it is worth pausing for. Here are some of his business cards:


300. An auspicious card. To me. At the very least it represents my having had a hand in writing and producing three hundred episodes of television. Some of which were pretty good. Some of which were... in color. Additionally, it means that on three hundred separate occasions I tried to turn my one second of network time into a form of entertainment. Or, if you prefer, a form of inflammation. Some of the vanity cards were, like the TV shows preceding them, pretty good. Others were... grammatically correct. But still. 300. That has to count for something, right? That's gotta be worth some kind of attaboy. I'm certainly not being paid to write these things. In fact, there are several people at CBS and Warners who'd probably pay me to not write them. (Mental note: Look into setting up a blind auction predicated on the idea that, for the right price, I would permanently change my written vanity card to a cute picture. Maybe a photo from my most recent colonoscopy. Let's see what the market fetches.) Anyway, this is my three hundredth vanity card. I really wanted to write something that was as important as the number seemed to imply. I'm pretty sure I've failed. Attaboy!



Well, wouldn't ya' know it. Just two episodes back from the strike and I've already managed to write a vanity card that is completely unacceptable to the good folks at CBS. I wasn't trying to offend. Honest. I just saw an opportunity to poke some proverbial fun, to knosh on the hand that feeds, if you will. They were not amused. If you would like to read my latest exercise in poor judgement, I'm sure you can find it somewhere on that thing we writers were striking to claim dominion over. Just to be on the safe side, I apologize in advance. Please know that my aim was only to provoke a bit of gaiety through the judicious use of a little thing I like to call "the truth." Unfortunately, in the television business, the truth rarely sets anyone free. More often than not, it just pisses them off.


This is the official "I have nothing worth writing about" vanity card. It will run whenever I have nothing worth writing about. Don't be surprised to see it quite a bit. From now on, when our schedule requires me to deliver a new card and I'm empty, I'll simply say, "Run one-eleven." A check of the one hundred and ten cards I've already written will quickly demonstrate that I should have written this card a long time ago. Why didn't I? Vanity. I had become vain about my vanity cards. I was determined to write a new one each week because, well... I'm just that kind of guy. But I'm older and wiser now. I know when I have nothing to say. And that knowledge is freedom. Freedom from the constant need to win your approval. And more importantly, freedom from the obsessive and relentless need to end each vanity card on a joke. Glenn Beck is sober.*

Click here for the Chuck Lorre Vanity Cards archive.

August 16, 2011

10 months exactly :)

Well I got my dress and I got my reception venue, both of which I cant find a picture online. Well I found a picture of the outside of it but the computer I am using is taking forever to load it on here. So if you are really curious look up Fern Bluff Community Center.

Finding my dress was surprisingly fun. I say surprisingly fun because I feel like I am the only girl in the world that hates shopping. My attention span is really short and I get frustrated when the clothes that look oh so adorable on the hanger don't look so adorable when they are surrounding a body. I went to David's Bridal with the list of dresses I liked. Of course my consultant was too lazy to look up on the computer which dresses those were so she basically sent me to the section that was my size and had me go to town. I was drowning in a sea of tulle and lace and white stuff. I actually went with the second dress I tried on, and yes I did try on other dresses but I kept comparing them to this one.

I have started the typical diet everyone goes on when they get married. I was thinking about making an inspirational photo to put on my fridge with this guy:

Underneath I am going to have him say "Nuh Uh Girlfriend."

I am sure my roommates will appreciate this art as an addition to our decor...

August 9, 2011

30 Seconds of Repetitive Bliss

Anyone who knows me know that I despise commercials. There are very few shows where I watch the whole thing because I always change the channel when a commercial comes on. Today I am going to feature four commercials that I actually miss.

This is an extended version of the commercial for HP ePrint:

Along with the baby's expressions throughout the whole thing, the song is surprisingly catchy. Melanie Safka from the album, Gather Me, produced in 1971, is the culprit with the unique voice. I listened to some of her other songs and I have to admit, at first I was not a fan;but, she is growing on me. Then again, I have been in a 1970's folk music phase. She was also one of the artists to play at Woodstock. I thought I heard one of her songs on Gilmore Girls but I have not found any evidence to prove that theory...yet.

Okay, moving on. This is a Starburst Commercial advertising their new Berries and Cream.

I love this commercial. In fact, I love this commercial so much, I am pretty sure I have blogged about it before. The starburst of this commercial's name is Jack Ferver and he even makes a video to instruct one on how to do the dance.
Click here to see how people have further waisted their time using this commercial.

Okay so this guy is still playing but apparently no one watches TV anymore cause not a lot of people have heard of it:

Okay I have looked and looked and I cannot find out who the actors are in this commercial. On my failed journey of finding information on this commercial, I saw some comments on youtube that says this commercial is racist because it is a black cop profiling a ghost.

This commercial depicts how I feel when someone hands me a Pepsi when I asked for a coke.

The little girl's name is Hallie Kate Eisenberg. She has been in other films such as Beautiful, How To Eat Fried Worms, and The Miracle Worker where she played Helen Keller.

August 8, 2011

Introducing My Hero!

So it has definately been over a month since I blogged. Some things have happened. Such as.... I AM ENGAGED!!!!

::cricket cricket::

Okay well anyone who reads my blogs knows me in real life and probably already knew this litte detail.

I am super excited because the whole time we were dating, I resisted the urge to blog about him. But now that we are engaged.....

My hero!
Here he is! This was the semester before we started dating but I am still going to claim this as my own. :)

Up until June 16 my blog will most likely talk about planning my wedding. Maybe a lot about student teaching come this spring... So far we have set a date, June 16, if you did not catch the subtlety in the previous sentence. We are getting married in the Hankamer-Fleming Chapel, or as you locals call it the Texas Baptist Children's home chapel.

Ain't she darling?

This week I am hoping to find a reasonably (cheap) reception site as well as my dress. And by this week I mean in the next three days. Wedding planning is going to be interesting considering the fact that I live 3 1/2 hours away from home on a good day.

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