Sunday, October 30, 2005

It's like online CRACK.

So. I've created myself a MySpace Account. I convinced myself that when I got it, I wouldn't become one of "those" people on that site. You know the type...they sit around and update constantly, friending absolutely any/everyone they meet.

...However, I have discovered something about this thing. It has virtually EVERYONE I ever knew on it. I've found my best friend from 8th grade, another friend that I lost contact with in the middle of highschool, and someone who moved away when I was three (and they STILL REMEMBERED ME!). I'm now obsessively trying to find people that I know there, adding them to my list-o-friends, so that I can keep up with their lives.

*hangs head* I'm sooooo pathetic.

In other news:
I carved my pumpkin today!

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Graveyard Shift

Well. Last night was interesting.

I got an IM last night from a girl I somewhat know who lives in my neighborhood, but am still cautious of. Mainly because I don't trust people unless I've known them for a long time. Anyway, it turns out that she (now known as keoieid, since it's one of her blog aliases) and her boyfriend needed help burying some dead pets of theirs (they rescue rats and mice at old age so they don't have to die in a pet store or shelter), since neither of them have a license. So, I was asked to drive these two people, one of which I barely know and another I don't know at all, to a graveyard. At midnight-ish. In the DARK.

Yeeeeah....I was scared that I was going to get my head bashed in so I could convieniantly get burried in the graveyard. Heh.

Thankfully, Keoieid said it was alright if I dragged a friend along as a security blanket. She also promised to give me a ring that is insanely important to her as insurance that I would get back home safe and sound. Well, who else do I call to accompany me other than my B. Bear? (A best friend of mine since high school) He didn't have any other plans, so agreed. I gave Joey a call on his cell phone and told him my plans, and that I'd call him if/when I got home safe and sound. He ended up calling me twice during the event to make sure I was okay....heh.

B. Bear gets here at about 11:00-ish and we go pick up the girl and her boyfriend. All of us dressed in dark colors, the pets wrapped in rags and bags since they had been in the freezer up to this point, and none of us with any type of gardening shovel. First stop, Long's Drug Store to see if they have anything we can dig with! Of course, after doing a few laps, we can't find anything that's exactly what we want. What do we end up buying? A large spoon made of metal. Heh. Also, some drinks (soda, water, and $3 strawberry daiquries that tasted slightly like watered down strawberry yogurt), and a bag of chips. Off we go to the graveyard.

One thing about this graveyard that amuses me is that it's right next door to a retirement center, and across the street from a mortitian's. Anyway, we pull up next door to an apartment complex on one side of the cemetary and non-chalantly walk towards the place as though we had every right to be there. Making certain no cars were coming, we hopped the two-foot wall and disappeared into the shadows.

Now, my night vision is CRAP for some reason, if it's very dark and shadowy. If I wasn't too scared to be where it was a bit better lit, it wouldn't have been so bad. As it was, my poor B. Bear turned into my night vision "seeing-eye-buddy," meaning that I clung onto his arm so that if I stumbled, I wouldn't go too far.

Anyway, we continued through the graveyard until we got to a point where cars would not be able to see us from the street, so we stopped clinging to the shadows. At one point, we passed the spot where apparently Keoieid had burried some dwarf hamsters she'd rescued earlier in the year, so she stopped and poured some of her strawberry daiquri over the grave for them. We continued onward until we got closer to the back of the graveyard and set to looking for ground soft enough to dig in. Of course, we're all trying to be quiet, but still cracking jokes at each other in an attempt to get others to laugh (especially Keoieid, since she does a loud snort when she laughs....which made me giggle like a chipmonk...which made B. Bear laugh louder).

Well, the first place we tried to dig was in "The Greek Section," where I imgagine all of the Greeks get burried, since Keoieid mentioned that she had promised them that the next time they were there that they would burry some pets with them. Unfortunately, the ground was too soft, so we went and looked for a different spot. After, of course, telling the Greeks that if they get softer ground that they can have the next pets.

After finally finding a spot with soft enough ground, we dug the holes for the pets. Well, by "we" I mean that it was Keoieid's boyfriend who did all of the digging. Always let the big strong men do the work, eh? We were near a wall that had houses on the other side, and one of them had lights that kept going on and off. B. Bear and I were paranoid that they could hear us and kept very quiet whenever the lights came on. Another thing that was odd was that I kept seeing things out of the corner of my eye. Like, a light in the graveyard going on and off, or something darting past in the distance just out of my field of vision. It creeped me out royally.

Once the critters were in their makeshift graves, they added something circular (to represent eternity, I guess) and poured a bit of boozahol (B. Bear's term for the drinks) into the ground with them. After the ground was replaced, we went back toward the street, once again clinging to the shadows. I started humming the Mission Impossible thing while B. Bear made jokes about feeling like he was in Splinter Cell.

We FINALLY made it back to the street, piled into my Honda Civic, and headed back homeward. I dropped off Keoieid and her boyfriend at the apartment complex they live in, returned Keoieid's ring, and then B. Bear and I came back home.

Since B. Bear was the friend that went with the niece and I to the Renaissance Faire, and videotaped/took pictures of the event, we spent some time transferring the stuff from his little USB drive onto my laptop and viewing the material. That took....about two hours or so. Heh. Once that was all done, along with the mutual gawking at each other's sketch books, he went home and I went to bed. The entire evening went from about 11:00 PM to 3:00 AM for me. Wow.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Random Update

Let's see...Wednesday, I had an interview for the Integrated Program that'll help me get out of school faster with my credential for teaching AND Early Childhood Education degree. It went.....okay, I guess? I'll hear back within the week.

I have about a million things due in the next few weeks. I have at least 3 papers and a group presentation. One's due next week, the presentation and another paper are on the same day, and the last paper is a week after the presentation. Argh. AND I need to start working on my term paper too. *panic* I hate this.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Cat scratch FEVER!

Heh...I just got these two huge scratches on my neck when Roxie, my cat, tried to climb onto my back from my shoulder. These are, like....a foot long. Owwww. She broke a little skin, too. It's all good, though. I washed 'em with soap twice and slathered Neosporin aaaaaaaaall over.

I'm SEXY now.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

What happens when you reply?

Guy has fun e-mailing Nigerian spammer

Makes me almost wish I hadn't reported mine as spam. ALMOST.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

My first Nigerian Spam e-mail!

Since this needs to be documented....check out what was in my Gmail box today! So here it is...enjoy? It's got Portugal, Esophageal Cancer and $20,000,000....oh my!!

From: bernhand bernhand jr Mailed-By:
Date: Oct 12, 2005 4:30 PM
Subject: From Bernhand Jnr!!!!!!

From . Mr. Bernhand Bernhand Jnr.

Kindest Attention:

My name is Mr. Bernhand Bernhand Jnr, I am from portugal. I have been
diagnosed with Esophageal cancer. It has defiled all forms of medical
treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live, according
to medical experts. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I
never really cared for anyone (not even myself)but my business. Though I am
very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only
focused on my business as that was the only thing I cared for.But now I
regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting
to have or make all the money in the world. I believe when God gives me a
second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way
from how I have lived it.

Now that God has called me, I have willed and given most of my property and
assets to my immediate and extended family members as well as few close
friends .I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul so, I have
decided to give alms to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of
the last good deeds I do on earth. So far, I have Distributed money to some
charity organizations in the U.A.E, Somalia and Malaysia. Now that my health
has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore. I once asked
members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money
which I have there to charity organization in Bulgaria and Pakistan, they
refused and kept the money to themselves.

Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with
what I have left for them. The last of my money which no one knows of is
the huge cash deposit of Twenty Million United States
Dollars($20,000,000,00) that I have with an Asset Management Company Abroad.
I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatch it to charity

N/B:Kindly note that 30% of this funds must go to the tsunami victims,10%
will go to Hurricane Katrina Victims, 50% to other Charity Organization and
10% for your effort and time.

I cannot talk with you on the phone due to my health situation, as I am
using my Lab Top Computer to communicate with you. You should respond to
this e-mail if you are interested in carrying out this assignment on my

God be with you.

Mr. Bernhand Bernhand Jnr,

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Renaissance Faire Highlights

- Broon is back!! For those who don't know, he is a performer who was out of the performing loop for a year or so because he had a really severely bad accident that involved a straight jacket and a 15 foot drop.
- I got to sit on a Bold and Stupid Man (The one with the sword in his ear in the picture)
- New chemise for fairing
- OMG the jousting field is tiny
- Buddy was video taping bits and pieces of the day. Can't wait to see it.
- I got hit on by soooo many Ren Faire Guys. *dies* It was fun.
- 17 year olds who were going around as King Arthur and Patsy from Monty Python's Holy Grail (GREAT costumes...the backpack on Patsy was perfect)
- Moonie and Broon brought Bolt Upright (the B&S guy I love so much and the one I got to sit on yay) onto the stage in their improv show and made him eat fire. That was totally the best part of their show.
- I got to taste mead. It was REALLY good. Mmm. I think I have something I may have to buy next time I go to the Faire.
- Got a bead hair clip thingy that looks all piratey and awesome.

Other than that, I got to listen to my Niece talk about how "OMG That guy is SO CUTE" and what not. Saw ANOTHER bodice that I really wanted that was made by Hathor's Mirror....sadly, I don't think they have a webpage, so I'll have to save money to get one next year. As for now, I'm tired, a little relieved to not be around people right now, and my left shoulder is killing me.

I think, however, after about 5 years or so of going to these things, I'm starting to get the hang of how to act at these faires.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Scottish Games and More Stuff

Alright, so last Saturday the folks and I all piled into the car and went to Ben Lomond for the Highland Games. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, and I sadly forgot to wear any sunscreen, so I've got some sunburned shoulders.

Highlights from the day (we spent 5 hours there, starting at noon):
- Getting to listen to my favorite celtic band, Celtic Blacklyst (I'm biased, since I go hang with them every Thursday)
- Taking over 200 pictures of them on one of the band members' camera, because she said they didn't have any really good pictures of the group playing together with the singer in them.
- Watching the hammer dulcimer player in her dance troupe...even though the poor dancers were having CD player issues. *snerk*
- I got dragged on stage with the Wicked Tinkers when they asked if anyone didn't know the song "Wallop The Cat"...and I stupidly tossed my arm into the air. SO embarassing....and SO fun.
- Feeling like I was going to get bludgeoned to death by the drummer of Wicked Tinkers as I was on stage, thanks to his over enthusiastic drum beating.
- Getting a brand new bodice that my dad bought for me. It's so puuuuurty. It's the only tapestry bodice I've liked in a LONG time.
- Meeting a CUTE little white kitten who was blind, but goes EVERYWHERE contentedly riding on her owner's shoulder.

Hrrm...that's pretty much all I really remember right now.

What else is new? Oh yes. I have a paper due on Thursday, and one on Monday....and I'm going to the Renaissance Faire on Sunday (which was planned BEFORE I knew I had all these papers due). Hmm...I have to interview some adulty person for one of them. I'll see if my brother wants to, since I'm sure he'd be VERY interesting to write about.

Also, I went to a meeting to learn about the Integrated Credential program at SJSU for Child Development/Teacher majors. Looks good, so I think I'll apply for it. Hopefully, it won't stress me out TOO much.