Sunday, January 17, 2010

Laser! In the eye! Arg!

Not much to report this week. I got a nail in my tire and got it fixed at Costco. I finished the box of Dutch Chocolate sprinkles.

In our project leadership class we had an exercise where we make resumes and hand them into the teacher. From those resumes the teacher chooses six team leaders, and those team leaders take the rest of the resumes and chooses their teams. These resumes don't have our real names on them, so that there's no favoritism and you pick a team based on the resume and not on your friends. On Tuesday the team leaders picked out their teams from all the resumes, plus four people that weren't at the first class and didn't even have resumes. I was picked dead last. The four “wild cards” got picked over me. Sigh. At least I was dead last. Being second last wouldn't even have been a good story. Oddly enough, my team ended up being four people that are friends anyway.

Played laser-tag on Saturday for Jamie's birthday. I discovered a really great strategy. It's called “don't loudly announce that you've run out of ammo and then ask people not to shoot you.” Seriously people, if you just aim at me it's enough to scare me off. Shouting, “Dang it! I'm out of ammo. Dan, don't shoot me I'm out of ammo!” just encourages me.
Also, there should be a rule that allows pistol whipping of obnoxious twelve-year-olds. Not just in laser tag, I mean. Like, everywhere. It should be legal everywhere to hit an obnoxious twelve-year-old across the face with the butt end of a rifle. Especially those that cover their laser-receptors with their hands.

Freakin' twelve-year-olds.

New Product From Yatsubuchi Industries! Butter Water!

You know what? I just made up “yatsubushi” because it sounded Japanese. I put it into Google and it's close enough to “yatsubuchi” which is an actual word. I think it means waterfall. Duuuuuude. It's like I've got POWERS.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Return of the Blog!

I am back from my Festivus Hiat-ivus. Hiatus. Whatever. Basically I haven't updated a family letter for three or so weeks because I've either been sitting around doing nothing all day or playing violent video games. Wait, those are the same thing! Except for the fact that playing BioShock for four hours increases my testosterone and makes me feel very violent. Doing *absolutely* nothing for four hours just makes me... despondent.

Christmas Highlights!

My dad got the entire Planet Earth series on Blu-Ray. The next day we hit up the boxing day sales to buy a Blu-Ray player so that we could watch them. Mom said it was an "accident" but I'm pretty sure she just wanted to get the most mileage out of that 1080p monster that they have in the basement. Well played, mother.

Post Christmas Highlights!

We went to Victoria, BC to see my grandparents on my dad's side. It was nice to get out of the cold for a bit. We enjoyed the many Dutch sweets that they had for us, my perennial favourite being the Dutch Sprinkles.

The dark chocolate ones are the best. I eat them right out of the box, like some sort of animal. Some sort of well trained animal that eats things out of boxes.

New Years Eve Highlights!

My girlfriend and I were going to see the lights at the Legislature, but it was about -40 with the wind chill, so we just stayed inside and watched MASH. She has the whole series on DVD.

First Week of School Highlights!

Classes so far have been interesting. Project Lead looks like a lot of work, Screenwriting 2 looks like a lot o fun, and HTML for writers looks really useful. Out first day we made a blog on Blogspot. Heh. Maybe I'll post the link to mine later.

Overall Holiday Results!

I'm very relaxed from my vacation. Too relaxed, in fact. I've completely fallen out of my exercise routine and have been eating junk food non stop, so I've gained about 10 pounds, all of which has gone to my jiggly gut. Time to get back into shape, pronto-saurus.

The Number One Thing I Didn't Need To Hear From My Mother Over The Holidays But It Explains So Much!

"You see, back when we were raising you, it wasn't common knowledge that shaking a baby was bad for it."

Wow. In honour of that, here are some baby-related 5 Second Films

Mommy Knows Best


Magic Show Volunteer

Reckless Relative

Yes, Dad and Janice. I know you hated these videos. Too bad.