Thursday, April 26, 2007

A weird side note to the Virginia Tech Shooting

Cho sold Peach Bowl tickets to University students last winter - News

The students plan on selling the ticket stubs, and donate the money to a charity for they Virginia Tech shooting families.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Loaded Questions #10

Hypotheticals: If you were a professional wrestler, what would your ring name be?
Any of the million nicknames people have given me: Hat Trick, Hairball, Trevino, Travisu, Travinator, etc, etc. Pick one. Pick 'em all.

Anything Goes: Who makes the most stylish clothes in the world?
No clue, I pretty much stick to t-shirts and jeans. Never payed attention

No-Brainers: What is your favorite kind of chocolate bar?
For me it pretty much begins and ends with Reese's Peanutbutter Cups

Personals: What is the biggest inconvenience about the place you are currently living in?
I don't have near enough space.

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Friday, April 20, 2007

So which is it?

An interesting news story: - Study: Global Warming May Suffocate Hurricanes - Science News | Current Articles

So since 2005 we get all of these weather "experts" that global warming is going to give us all of these Katrina-like hurricanes, and now some of them are saying that global warming retards hurricanes.

This is why they are all full of shit. They can't tell me if it is going to rain tomorrow, but I am supposed to believe them when they tell me that it is going to be 5 degrees hotter 25 years from now.

William Gray of Colorado State University expects at least nine hurricanes, with a good chance one will hit the U.S. coast.

Really? Wow, way to go out on a limb there fella. I could have told you that. What next snow in New York this winter?

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Under New Management

I went to my favorite fast-food restaurant today for the first time in a LONG while. Gourmet China in Dallas, Greenville and Forest Lane. It is just too far away from where I live now. I just happened to be in the area today. I was quite dismayed to see that it was being run by new management. I figured since I was there I would get something to eat.
Big Mistake.
When I got back to work, I found that they had forgotten my egg roll. That wouldn't have been a big deal, except not one time in the previous 12 years of the old owners did they once forget anything. And I ate there I lot more regularly then.
The food tasted similar, like they were using the same recipes, but there was just something off about the food. One thing that was noticeable, was that it was significantly greasier than it had been before. It was the first time that plain fried rice really tasted oily to me.

I really don't know if I will be going back....

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Saturday Six - Episode #157

the event of a disaster or act of disorder, are you currently prepared
to remain self-sufficient for a day, a week, or a month until measures
could be taken to restore order and services?

Maybe, and I mean maybe a couple of days

2. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #91 from Frida: Feng shui: Totally serious, totally crapola, or just another cool way to get redecorating ideas?

Total crap...

3. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #92 from Call Me Betty: Do you feel comfortable being yourself in public or do you feel you have to hide certain aspects of your personality?

I am pretty comfortable for the most part.

4. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #93 from Wil: Name your favorite flower to appear in the Spring around you?


5. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #94 from Cat.: From this list, are there any places you would never travel.

Nah, I don't think so.

6. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #95 from Kathy: Who is your favorite [motion picture] director?

Probably, Scorsese, for continued excellence.

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Loaded Questions #8

Hypotheticals: If you had to spend the rest of your life in one place, where would it be?

Probably not Frisco, TX where I am now. I find it kind of a soul-less town, but I would like to live somewhere in the Dallas area though.

Anything Goes: At what age did you have your first boyfriend/girlfriend?

I don't remember.

No-Brainers: What do you consider the biggest turnoff?

Young ladies who "act" stupid. It really pisses me off.

Personals: What do you bring most to a friendship?

Dropping anything to help one of my friends out.

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Saturday, April 7, 2007

Saturday Six - Episode 156

1. Do you believe that there is some form of intelligent life on a planet other than Earth?
Yes, I do.

2. If there was, and we were to encounter it, which do you think would do more harm to the other: the Earthlings or the Extra Terrestrials?
That is a toughie. Probably Earthlings, we are such a fearful race. We would probably do something stupid.

3. If a close friend or family member told you that they had been kidnapped by aliens, how likely are you to believe them if they can offer no physical evidence?
Honestly, not much. I would need something.

4. Take the quiz: How likely is it that you would be abducted by Extra Terrestrials?

You have a 22% chance of being abducted

You don’t really believe in extra-terrestrials, but you should! The chances that another intelligent life form exists is far greater than the chance that it doesn’t.

Take this quiz at

5. If you could fly in a spaceship to get a close look at any of the planets besides Earth, which would you choose and why?
Saturn. without a doubt. I would love to get to see its rings, and all of the moons that it has. Different varieties of moons. It just seems the most interesting.

6. If you had the chance to live on a fully-developed colony on Mars, would you do so?
Only if I was able to leave if I didn't like it. Then it would be worth it.

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Friday, April 6, 2007

Three Day Weekend

I get a three day weekend, this weekend because of Good Friday. Every time I get one of these things I think of all of errands, chores, and other stuff I am going to do with this extra day. I never, and I do mean never do any of them.
Clean the house? No.
Wash my truck? No.
Go the grocery store? No.
Laundry? Nope.
Yard work? Sounds like a lot of fun, but no thank you.
I usually just do what I do on two day weekends: sit around and relax.
Well, I think I am off to give the dog a bath.

Yeah, right...

Monday, April 2, 2007

Happy Opening Day!

Baseball is out about minutae, stats, and weird trivia. Here is a very cool bit of trivia for opening day:

Sports Review Magazine - Go Diego, Go! An Opening Day Starter Never To Be Equaled

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I have been living in the city of Frisco now for about a year. The entire time I have been here we have been under a water restriction, which means we can only water the lawn on trash days (once a week), and only about 16 hours during that day. This led to a lot of dead lawns last summer.
Ok, the water level is low I can understand that. The problem I see is this: People all over the city a building swimming pools like there is no tomorrow. My boss just built a swimming pool, and I see them being built everywhere. So, the lakes are so low we can't hardly water anything in our lawns, but we can take the time to put literally 1,000 of gallons of water in all of the new swimming pools being built. Make sense? Not to me either...

Thanks to The Jamoker for the pic.