Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Mardi Gras

Even though Mardi Gras is french for "fat tuesday," people always tend to celebrate over the weekend before. Boy did they celebrate this weekend it was insane. They had riots and apparently SLO was on CNN again for the second time in the last few months. Anyway, the cops released tear gas and were shooting pepper pellets and there was a helicopter circling overhead. Paul and I went and watched the crowd where the riot was going on right before they released the tear gas and then they released the tear gas and it was scary. 3000 people turned and started running like mad straight at us. We didn't know what to do. It was scary. But then they stopped. So we were safe. That's about all on mardi gras.

I got to sing in the choir on Monday because my class was cancelled that was cool. However, on friday I have a huge excel project due. So I'm going to have to work on that. Also this Sat is the Berkeley tournament. It should be really good. I've been really feeling very good at fencing lately. The lessons seem to be helping and I'm starting to see things that I can do and how to get out of situations. However, I did get my ass handed to me on a plate by Patrick in Epee. It was quite pathetic. I did win two bouts on the ladder though. Nice! Ok I think that's all for an update. Maybe there was something else to talk about but I forgot what is so I'm not going to talk about it right now. byee.

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Weekend Trip

So the Valentine's Day special was not as spectacular as it sounded. For starters, when we got there it was serve yourself hors d' oeurvres and half a glass of champagne. It then took almost 2 hours for the next course to arrive, which had they been serving champagne the whole time it would have been fine. That was not the case however, the half of glass of champagne was all we got. After recieving our salads it was another 30 mins for each course after that. Then there was the dancing...well let's say they had a floor made from wood squares laid over carpet. Then they only played rumbas and waltzes which Kim and I were the only ones there that knew how to dance to them. Needless to say it was pretty lame. We had fun earlier that day though driving around in my new car. So that was good.

Well it's a little while later since I started this entry so here's some more.

Tonight at fencing was one of the best nights that I have had in awhile. It was really nice. I fenced a ton of bouts and was doing quite well in them, then after that we had a great lesson. I feel quite good about that.

I'm also quite pleased with my new car. The more I drive it and work on it the more I like it. It has some wonderful features that are quite convenient. It also looks really, really nice when it is clean. It's black with tinted windows. Sean and I took pictures of it, however I have not recieved the pictures from Sean yet. As soon as I do, I will be setting up a gallery with lots of pictures. That's all for now, good night.

Friday, February 13, 2004

I forgot!

So tonight before Kim and I left we were supposed to teach this Waltz lesson for this Father/Daughter thing that I had thought was from the same girl that asked us to teach at the highschool dance.

I was wrong.

It turned out not to be a highschoolers, but pre-schoolers. The dad's were all getting to spend time with their daughters. We thought the lesson was going to be from 7-8PM. It only lasted 20 mins and that was a stretch! We asked for nothing but donations as we had in the past. The people were very generous. $138 for 20 mins of having fun. I was pleasantly surprised, that means that we have paid for the boombox and the dance's deficit.

So because the lesson got over so early, Kim and I got to LA in short order and were there before 11 which is when the second showing of SG-1 is supposed to be on. However, the digital cable down here is on an eastcoast feed, so it was over two hours prior. Our hope is that Kim's family was able to tape it for us. We asked them but I don't know what the verdict was. I hope so! It's supposed to be a two parter, and a good one at that. I don't want to have next week's ruined because I missed this week. Oh well, we'll see. I'll get to see them all eventually anyway, because Sean will buy them on DVD anyway. That means waiting a whole bunch though. I don't want to do that. I'm going to bed now. Goodnight.

Valentine's Day

Well, it's already Valentine's Day right now, but Kim has already gone to bed and I will be shortly so it doesn't count. Anywho, I am in LA for the weekend. First and foremost to pick up my new car, which I'll definitely have pictures of when I get back to SLO town. Tomorrow should be a really good day. Kim and I are going into town with my grandpa Lucky so he can show off the studio a bit and Kim and can get the grand tour. Then Kim and I get the afternoon to ourselves . After that my grandparents are taking us to this place called the 94th Aero Squadron. It's a restaraunt that is having a Valentine's special that includes a 5 course meal and dancing!! Kim and I are both looking forward to that.

On another note, I saw my car ever so briefly as I came inside, but it was dark so I couldn't get the full of extent of it. However, what I did see has impressed me. It's very high class looking. A very nice black paint job, tinted windows, and a sun roof (maybe moon roof, I'm not sure). Lucky says that it drives beautifully, so I'm looking forward to it. Kim gets to drive it back for me on Sunday when we head back home. I had my doubts at first about the car, but now not at all. I'm glad that it's going to be happening.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004


So I was the web master/designer for my bus 215 project in which we are running a cookie business. The web page was a piece of cake should have taken me an hour. It ended up taking me 6. Is frontpage easier? I think not!!! I ended up registering at a free webhost that is actually really nice. Like 500 megs of storage and the way they do the advertisements is you have to take survey to get points to alot your bandwith. It has ssh access, pearl capabilities, and the ever allusive frontpage extensions (which I must have no idea about because my web host is supposed to have them too and neither host could do the special features of frontpage). So anyway, it's Mega Webspace it's pretty cool. Check out the six hour website too. Click Here

It's now 6:05AM for those of you that don't pay attention to the posting time. I'm going to go to bed even though I'm wide awake. Good morning!

Monday, February 09, 2004

A new boombox

So the ballroom club after having great difficulties with the boombox on thursday night at Farmer's, finally broke down and bought a new boombox. It may be short lived though if we don't start getting students to come to the club events. Right now we have 15 associate members and a big fat 0 student members. Only student members are allowed to vote and to run for office. I proposed a new plan to the officers that would entail changing a lot of things that have been the same for a really long time. It would be a new way of getting people to come to the club though. So we'll see how that works.

Alright well I have a ton of homework to get done by 2 O'clock today so I gotta run.

Saturday, February 07, 2004


This was at one of this sites I was at today.

Bad, bad server. No donut for you

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an unexpected way.
Hopefully it will return to its usual helpful self if you give it another
chance. If it still refuses to play nice, please send an email to
and help us modify this poor behavior.
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That's funny!!!

Thursday, February 05, 2004

As another note

More proof of the downhill progression of organized religion. Somewhere along the way we have lost what religion is... Click Here. Thank you Reverend Kozloff for bringing this shining example to my attention.

Ballroom in 10 minutes

Today the officers of the ballroom club went to Farmer's market instead of a lesson and I passed out fliers for about 3 hours and the officers socialized and did some dancing and talked to people that stopped by the table. Overall, I think it was pretty successful. We even sold a t-shirt! The "Ghetto-box," as Lyle calls it, was once again malfunctioning. Now, for the last time. We've finally had it with the blasted machine not working and making our lives miserable. So this weekend we are buying a new one. Yay! Maybe all this extra advertising that we have been doing will lead to enough people at the dance to pay for it. Probably not, but that would be cool if it did. We'll see.

Also to do with Ballroom, we have had the same highschool that we did a lesson for at the start of break ask us back to do another lesson. So it looks like on Friday the 13th, we'll be headed out to avila to do a lesson for a Father/Daughter program. Neat.

In other news, I'm close to completing the proposal I have been working on for Jim the Owner of Murray Station Apartments for a different way of sending and recieving files that have to go back and forth from the main office and here. It would be neat if he does like it, even if he doesn't pay me extra for it (which would be uber cool, I could at least have an actual product of my coding attributed to my name. Well, that's all for now.

Wednesday, February 04, 2004


The original butt can.

Major Problems....again.

I got an e-mail yesterday from the Agricultural Business department informing that I have not made sufficient progress towards my major and that a hold had been place on my registration for Spring quarter. This was quite disheartening so I made the appropiate appointment with the appropiate person and went and talked with him this morning. During our conversation he did flat out tell me that he's not going to let me hang out in his department and get my GPA up so that I can get into the College of Bussiness. So looks, like next quarter I am going to have to take those dreaded AGB courses that I have been avoiding. Well so much for having had my schedule for next quarter all planned out.

In other news, the CPBDC has their annual "Winter Semi-Formal" this Saturday. It should be a lot of fun. We'll see how it goes. That's all for now.

Monday, February 02, 2004

I'm uber cool

On Sunday I finally got Sean's QPS Que! Fire CDRW working in Linux. I was quite please with myself and Mary was quite pleased because that means that I can burn her CDs for her and she can have her music back.

The Argentine Tango workshop this weekend turned out pretty well. We ended up pretty much even as far as expenses went, which is much better than we were anticipating. We also had about 8 people total at the Waltz lesson on Sunday. That was cool, but hopefully we get more people. We're giving free incentives so that people will come. Bring a friend get a free lesson, couples get a 3 dollar discount, and sign up for a membership to get a free lesson and free admittance to our Winter Semi-Formal. Hopefully this kind of thing will just get the word out and get more people coming. I hope so.

Anyway, I really enjoyed the Argentine Workshop. I mean, it's not real Tango, but it was kind of fun. Had some neat properties to it, but I would much rather learn more American Tango.

Today I am really sick, I went to a midterm that I had to take, but I've informed my other profs that I'm not going to be in class today. On top of that it's very rainy and yucky outside. Not a fun day. Over all though, I'm pretty happy. I plan on getting better very soon.