Hi, and welcome to my blog-turned-place where I post my writing. This is my outlet to put them up, which was radically different from the blog that this started out as. I hope you'll have a good time reading my blog/place where I post some poetry and some short stories. I try to cover a variety of topics in these works of mine, so I hope any readers will enjoy it. I'm not an English major by any stretch, but I enjoy writing. Critique would be nice for my writing, cause lord knows I could work on it. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Talking on Facebook with people in the room

So as I'm writing this as I'm talking to roommate number one, Chris, and a friend, Molly in both person and on Facebook. It's interesting, and a bit pointless, really. But hey, it's all good; we're special people, haha.

I'm Canadian, Eh?

Forgot to mention this but last night when I was chilling in the Underground, I said about in a fairly good imitation of the Canadian accent. This led Molly to ask if I was Canadian. I had to explain that no, it was my hockey influence, but at the same time, it's kinda cool that I was asked if I was Canadian.

Masterpiece Drunk College Freshmen Improv Theater

Round two of the entertainment tonight/early morning came at the expense of the drunks, aka Matt and Shannon. Matt came into our room when Molly was in there, and he thought that it was his room he was in. Keegan literally had to come in and haul Matt out, which just goes to show how schloshed he was.

Now, there was Shannon. From the very beginning, we all knew she was drunk; in fact, you could kind of smell the alcohol on her. She was wandering in the room across from ours, and was apparently really hungry. When she came into our room, she wanted goldfish, and her eyes lit up like you wouldn't believe when I told her that yes, we did have other types of goldfish other than the pretzel ones. And in the room, Keegan was signalling us that she was a bit tispy. In fact, I asked her to walk in a straight line when we were in the hallway. And to her credit, she walked in a fairly straight line. But after this, she left our dorm due to the curfew time. Great night, and god bless the shenanigans of the drunks. Final observation of the night? Damn I wish I had a camera for all of this.

And because I just said it and I felt so witty about myself for saying it, I'm gonna requote what I just said about them. "It's like the 1812 Overture, the cannons are about to go off".

After the bands played

Walking back from the performance in the Underground, I was with Chris, one of the two roommates, and Molly, a recent friend. We went back to our dorm just to show Molly where Russell Hall was, as she'd never been around there. It was kinda funny when she was like "whoa" about the lack of air conditioning, as she lives on the other side of campus in Alvey, where there is indeed A/C. We got around to talking about random stuff, and I got to know Molly, and I can safely say that she's pretty awesome. And kinda cute too. (Texting somebody and complimenting them is an off the chart way of building a friendship, just going to throw that out for all to see). All three of us shared our travel stories, as well as other miscellaneous stories we had lying about in our heads. We were interrupted a few times by the drunk shenanigans, but all went well. So basically, it was a great night to be had by all parties involved.

The Underground bands playing tonight

Tonight's first round of entertainment came with the three bands/solo guitarist playing in the Underground. The first guy was an acoustic guitarist, who was fairly good given that he was just by himself. I didn't think he was the absolute best, but he was enjoyable; definitely the guy you want to kick things off. The next 'band' was the Milkstains, consisting of the drummer and the guitarist. Personally, I thought that they were decent; their songs were good, but they didn't really sing for the majority of them and that the songs were a bit too short for my liking. Now, the main attraction was The Vermillions, and they were enjoyable. Their lead singer wore a bow tie, and rolled up his jeans, and he wore chucks, so initially, I thought he was going to be a douche and have some crappy stage shenanigans (honestly;that was my initial reaction). That bow tie ended up leading to a short but intense texting conversation with Molly, who was across the table from me (we couldn't really hear each other during the performances, so we communicated by text). But hey, he turned out to pretty dang good and he seemed like a nice guy. They had some solid tunes and it was an enjoyable night!

Now, the tool of the night was this guy with a fairly large mohawk who was dancing like a moron during two songs. I mean, he was just flailing his arms like you wouldn't believe, and the music wasn't exceptionally rocking, so to speak. Then again, I will give him credit-it was hilarious how intense he was getting.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Grocerie Shopping In College

As we were in our dorm, Russell 421, sharing our food that we had just recently walked back from from the Giant down the road from the edge of campus, I had to say that it was pretty successful buying snacks. We successfully jaywalked across Route 1, loaded up on snacks (Cheez-its, goldfish, materials for our inevitable s'mores party later tonight) and soda, and walked back feeling rather happy about what we got. Then, we got in a little discussion about who was going to pay what, which was interesting. Note to self: get a Giants reward card ASAP. Overall though, it was a great time, just walking to there and back. Plus, it's fairly easy to get there. Double win right there!

Drunken College Kids and Their Shenanigans

This happened last night to me. I was on Youtube watching videos, when suddenly a buddy down the hall comes in and asks us for help. Apparently his friend were in a shot drinking contest, when his friend passed out. The dude passed out on this guy's bed, and he wanted us to just monitor him, and help to ensure that he didn't die or hurt himself. And then right after that, the aforementioned bud down the hall left with some female friends to go do whatever. So yeah, one of my roommates and I spent a good three hours just checking up on this sleeping drunk guy and having to occasionally flip him over so he wouldn't choke on his own vomit (yeah, he puked and actually slept in it). Twas an interesting night.

And apparently tons of people were getting their booze on. Consequently, we're probably one of the few people on our floor who don't have hangovers. Score!

This is for Rachel

I was a free concert yesterday, listening to the band As Tall As Lions; they're actually pretty solid in my book. And guess what? I saw a guy wearing an Alesana shirt. Once I saw that, I immediately thought of you. Hope this makes you happy.

I'm Not Dead, I'm Just Resting

I know, I haven't posted anything on here for a while now, but it's because I've been busy in college. Well, I just finished up with the first week (wow, that's odd to say) and that I've been busy hanging out with friends and just generally getting acclimated to college. But now that I'm getting acclimated and all that, I might be able to post some more. Oh and by the way, I miss you guys. A lot.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Late Night Youtube Fun

To answer the question, no I'm not stoned or high. This is critical to understand to know because I'm watching Frank Caliendo right now. And man, is he funny! It helps that I actually can understand his pop culture references. So yeah, just my thoughts right now.

Book Review Time

I thought that I'd delve into the world of book reviewing; I mean, I figured why not? Okay, so the book I read was The Dangerous Days of Daniel X, by James Patterson. Admittedly, it's more of a teen novel, but at this point of summer, I'd read just about anything. Plus, the concept appealed to me.

The plot of this book is Daniel X being an alien hunter, with the power to create. Literally, he can create things that he thinks of, and they're actually real. He also can transform himself into anything he thinks of, which is a rather useful talent. These powers comes in handy to eliminate the alien scum that are trying to destroy, eliminate, corrupt, etc. the world, and he frankly needs them. Oh and did I mention that the most wanted alien on earth murdered his parents? Yeah. That's what fuels Daniel's quest for relative vengeance.

For this book, he was trying to eliminate the number 6 most wanted alien on earth. It starts out with his recap of his parents being murdered and thus him taking over as the designated alien hunter (it's starting to get cheesy writing "alien hunter", but bear with me here).

Because he hasn't had the need to go to school at all in his life, as he's literally too smart for learning, he finds it a bit awkward to walk in the halls of high school. Note, the only reason why he's going to high school is that he had a hiccup with the truancy officers in the good city of Portland, Oregon. Well, that and he literally is too smart for school-he just knows things, as he's a genius, of sorts. From his new high school in California, he ends up with a crush (that ends up getting a bit messy) and other things. Who knew high school could be that deadly?

The part of the book that I can critique with fairly good accuracy is the segue parts. I felt that some of it was just filler to move from point A to point B. Yes, the people reading it are young kids to pre-teens, so their attention spans aren't long enough to really mind. Maybe it's me, and I'm pretty sure it might be the case, so I might be a tad facetious. But still, I was questioning a few parts of what was going on; I didn't see the relevance between a few parts in the plot, aka the loopholes.

Without spoiling anything, I felt that the ending was a bit rushed, and that it could have been a bit more spectacular. That being said, it still was neat, just that it was a more younger kid heroic ending, rather than the more mature-ish ending that I've become accustomed to. Eh well given the intended audience, that's to be expected.

Final Rating/Opinion: 5-6/10. It's a decent read, cheesy at times, but not too bad. Do I suggest buying it? Well, I'd say to check it out, read it a few times, and then make your decision. The book itself is really short, so it would have to be mindblowing or highly rated for the individual to purchase it; though I don't mean to say that it wasn't that bad. Check it out first, then proceed from there. I will say that I'm more than likely going to check out the next two books in the series though.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Why yes I'm bored

I wasn't able to post this yesterday, but throughout the day, I was watching this one guy do one entire playthrough of the video game, BloodRayne 2. I watched every single one of them, which amounts to 31 videos-roughly 5 hours worth of content. And to answer the question, why yes, I was bored.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Boom goes the Chicago Blackhawks

Scrolling down the hockey news on Yahoo.com today prior to checking my email, I was stunned to hear that the Blackhawks walked away from the one yea, $2. 75 million  contract awarded to their Stanley Cup-winning goalie, Antti Niemi, in arbitration. What that means is he's an unrestricted free agent, and thus will not be a part of the Blackhawks any more. It's shocking more for the fact that he helped them win the Cup, and they're basically destroying their team from last season. Plus, they just signed Marty Turco to serve as their presumed number one goalie, as in all likelihood Cristobal Huet is going to be sent down to the minors; Turco is 35 and aging, but he's a veteran who can help play a large amount of games, and he's signed for way cheaper than Niemi (one year, $1.5 million). While I'm stunned, the Hawks really didn't have enough money to keep Niemi given that their current salary troubles meant that they'd have to cut a lot of ties. Though on the plus side, they resigned their defencemen, which is just as important, and they have Corey Crawford in the wings from the minors. And they have enough prospects to call up from the AHL's Rockford, so they could plug in any holes elsewhere. I'm still shocked about Niemi, but good luck to him in his future endeavors.

Montreal in four days, let the countdown begin

I'm still pretty stoked for going to Montreal on Friday! I'm not that happy about having to get up at roughly 5 to leave for the airport, but given how much I've traveled it's not too bad; leaving for the airport in Berlin at 4 AM local time was pretty rough, same with leaving for the ferry in Dublin at about the same time. Oh yeah, I need to bone up on my non-existent French (thank god for those basic guides to speaking French). Anyways, spending five days in Montreal/Quebec City is going to awesome, and our itinerary so far should result in an amazing trip. Can't wait for it!