Tuesday, July 5, 2011
TLDW: Muhammad Ali says he buys nice and expensive things not because he loves wealth, but because wealth is respected. If a modest church that preaches the word of God faithfully goes against a diamond studded church that preaches more poorly, the diamond studded church would get most of the followers. Gives them a cheap way to look wealthy. So when Ali pulls up in his diamond car next to another black man in a diamond car, the black man would respect him when he invites him to his church, rather than immediately dismiss him for lack of wealth.
It all makes sense right? But it really shouldn't. I've seen enough wealthy people with enormous amounts of problems. Wealth is NOT happiness after a certain point, and that certain point is within pretty much anyone's range.
Anyway, I'm trying to wake up early now. Been waking up way too late.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Laziness being defined as: Not doing things that you know is probably better for you in the long run because you "just don't feel like it".
I don't think mine is that bad on the overall scale, but it could definitely use a ton of improvement and fine-tuning. I'm lazy because I'm spoiled.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Ever since I moved in, my plan was to decorate my apartment with pictures I drew/painted.
Then I found out I would have zero time. Today, I finally said "fuck it", and dedicated the night to drawing. So here it is. It's from a manga called Sexy Commando Gaiden.
I bought two India ink pens, one thick and one thin, to do this.
The way manga artists use shadows has always intrigued me. I know it's super basic to a real artist, but yeah. It's hard to make deep shadows in cloth look natural. I chose to do this drawing cause it leaves a TON of room for error. If you fuck up, just slobber more ink all around it and it looks even better.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
1. 1 cup oatmeal with fruits 300 calories 12
2. Cheese + Ham Quesadilla 500 calories 15
3. Flax seed oil
Get Rice + Chicken started
Tennis + Lunch
Hit only backhands
2 pieces chicken grilled 250 calories 15
Onions and other veggies: 150 calories
Rice: 300 calories 10
700 calories 25 grams protein
Turn in time sheet
Finish one of the AMCAS essays
bench (50 x 12)
Pullups (20 x 12)
Curl (35 x 12)
Groceries on way home
Windex + one more cleaning agent
Cut and bag all the potatoes
Stretch (palm floor)
Finish off the AMCAS essay 100%.
Total calories : 2400 + shake and whatever other snacks you eat
This is wise. I watched Fight Club today. The idea behind the novel/movie speaks volumes about today's society. We kill ourselves trying to impress each other, when we should just be fucking each other.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
I use them for:
1. Cereal. Just take them out the freezer, plop a few in, and bam. Your cereal stays cold/refreshing, and you have instant fruit. Once you get used to cereal with lots of fruit, just cereal sucks.
2. Shakes. Like fruit shakes or protein shakes. Easy and makes it cold, don't even need icecubes.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
1. It's not as lonely as I thought it would be. Or maybe I'm just used to it. No problems with loneliness so far.
2. Cooking and cleaning takes up so much time. Being a housewife is a full ass time job (with kids at least).
3. Need more free time. I was going to decorate the walls myself, but I have no real time to make anything. Walls are just bare, maybe forever. Someone bring me some nice things to put up.
4. Desire to be balling slowly rising, sorta. I look around and all I see is the lowest grade of everything. (Cheapest table possible, cheapest tv possible, cheapest bed possible..etc) But so far still fine with it.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
But there is a problem.
Patio is infested with flies. Open the door for 3 seconds, two flies come in.
I must get rid of these flies.
Plan is to put up a huge mosquito net along the outside perimeter of the patio. Then it wouldn't really be "outside", but I can't think of a better solution.
I also heard hanging bags of water deters flies, but I don't belive it. This concept is apparently very hotly debated (was even on Mythbusters where it was said to be false), does anyone have experience trying this?
ANYWAY, if you have any advice on making my porch fly-free, let me know.
Fly stickers won't work, too many. Fly traps won't work, don't want thousands of flies coming and getting trapped ad-nauseum.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
I guess my last post was confusing. It was a quote from the Simpsons.
Anyway, it looks like I'm finally going to be moving out. Found a great apartment that's not shady and cheap and quiet. It was listed on Craiglist two days ago, and today I met the owner. Really nice guy, not shady at all, everything looks good.
One issue though is that it has no refrigerator so I'm going to be buying one. It's crazy that new ones go for 500-1000 dollars, but there are plenty on Craigslist for 100-150 dollars. I don't know if there's anything particularly important about refrigerators that I have to look out for. If anyone knows any insider tips on buying refrigerators, please leave a comment.
I really don't get why people spend money on new cars. Used cars are the way to go people!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
1. Person drove a very nice Benz.
2. One of the windows was destroyed "by a neighbor".
3. The apartment was checked out by tons of people (according to him, and I believe him after apartment hunting for a couple months), and none of them took it.
4. Upon asking why he was renting it out, he said he was going out of town for a couple months.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
it can be stated as such:
chaos <---> order
The Keq is something like .0000000000000000000000000001, meaning that the equilibrium heavily heavily favors chaos.
But there still exists that sliver of order. We are that order in the highest form (For now).
Monday, April 4, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Aliens exist? Chances are yes. There are probably around 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 planets. Of those, maybe 100000000000000 have conditions like Earth (suitable for life as we know it). That doesn't even include the potential for life as we don't know it. Also, these numbers are probably conservative.
What is love? An evolved form of the instinct "care for one's young". Especially necessary in humans, who must invest solely in 1-10 children to continue the bloodline, unlike fish and insects.
What is evolution? Process of elimination.
What happens when I die? Blank.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Do any of you have something you're randomly really good at, but you never have a chance to show it cause it's too random/obscure?
Friday, March 18, 2011
"I got robbed at gunpoint years ago while working 3rd shift at a gas station. He drug me into the bathroom and pointed the gun at my head, then told me to turn around and face the wall. I had been doing all he asked until then, but at that moment my Aunt's voice came into my head telling me the only thing she ever would say when I asked her about surviving the Holocaust. She told me "Remember that it's easier for someone to shoot you in the back than to shoot you in the face. Never turn around. Make them look you in the eye."
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I haven't done this at all, so I'll do it today.
Today I finally got hired by the hospital I volunteer at. I was suppose to start on March 1st, but only now was able to finalize the paperwork.
Then I found out that the timesheets are for 3/1 to 3/17. So I still get paid for all the work I did since March 1st!
Very happy at this news. Also trying to tutor every single student in the SoCal area. Tutoring can be surprisingly good side-income; I'm averaging about 500/month from tutoring alone.
Now it all comes down to finding a place to live.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
This is a savannah. It is a hybrid between a Serval (African wild cat) and a domestic cat.
I'm always thinking of cool things I want after I get my own place. A very unique pet is one of these things. I originally wanted a Serval, but from reading about them, they seem like too big of a handful. Then I came across these guys.
Other than looking really cool, their temperament and other qualities sound good. Wiki says that they are loyal like dogs (which I don't entirely believe), very intelligent, and can jump extremely high (8 feet).
This post is a reminder to my future self, more than anything, that a pet such as this exists. Hopefully one day I can own one. They cost thousands of dollars so...time to get to work.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The following is NOT about Arnold. I just read a story about an American guy who was a pretty big nerd, low self-esteem, etc. One day he decided to "re-invent" himself as a normal kid from Australia, and started lifting weights, liking sports, and..talking in an Australian accent. With a new life in tow, he meets a girl, and they begin dating. The problem is, this entire time she believes he's Australian, and he starts freaking when she insists to meet his family.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
The user Lucidending posted:
On Tuesday I'll finally end my battle with cancer thanks to Oregon's Death with dignity act. As part of my preparations I've ended my pain medication and am trying to regain what little dignity and clarity I can.
Who I was doesn't matter. I'm in pain, I'm tired and I'm finally being granted a small shred of respect. Feel free to AMA if you're so inclined.
He (Lucidending) had some poignant comments to make.