so tell me...

This blog is going to be pretty random as far as I can see at this point. I don't really know if there will be any organization to it, so we'll see what happens I guess. I'll probably just ramble about stuff I'm thinking about or things that have happened to me, or I might just make stuff up, I'm not really sure yet. So I hope I can keep it interesting, and I hope I can post new things somewhat regularly. Well anyways, enjoy!

Monday, May 12, 2008

June can't come too soon

So, school is finally out for the semester, and hopefully that means I can pay more attention to this here blog. There are many great things about summer and this summer will be pretty great just because of all the new things that will be hitting the market. I am mostly excited for the month of June, in which many things dealing with entertainment and multimedia will be announced and/or released. I'm going to warn you now that some of these things may seem a little nerdy, but that won't stop me from being excited about their releases. Well let's get started, shall we?

The first event of June will be the Apple Developer Conference. These conferences are always awesome because of the fact that it's Apple and they always have something new and exciting coming out. The first thing that they may be announcing is an update to their Macbook and Macbook Pro to make them look more like their iMacs. This will basically just make them look cooler. Apple will also be releasing a new iPhone with 3G capabilities. 3G is just AT&T's form of Wifi, and it is much faster than Edge, their current service. These new iPhones have also been rumored to have cameras on the front of the phone to allow for video chatting and the back of the iPhone will now be a glossy black. These new phones might actually come out before June because of the fact that the current iPhone is no longer available on Apple's online store. One last thing that may or may not be announced is a Mac tablet, which would basically be some sort of PDA and look like a big iPod Touch. I probably won't be buying any of these new products, but one thing I will be using is the new App store that will be opened. This store allows for users to download 3rd party applications to their iPhone or iPod Touch. These applications include games, instant messaging and other helpful services. So it will be fun to see what all Apple comes out with and drool over their new products a little bit.

Video Games
Another reason I am so excited for June is because of Metal Gear Solid 4. This game looks incredible. It will only be available on Playstation 3, and Sony will most likely drop their prices on the PS3 just because of this game. I don't have a PS3 yet, so that is another reason that I am anxious for June: to be able to get the PS3 at a more affordable price. When I get a PS3, I will basically be getting it for Metal Gear Solid alone, but don't worry, I will still use it for Blu-ray movies, music and of course other games. (I'd highly recommend looking up Gran Turismo 5, just to look at the graphics) So June should be a great month for video games.

There are two albums that will be released in June that I am excited about. I don't know how good they'll be as both artists have had pretty big hits in the past, so expectations are high. The first is Coldplay. I like Coldplay and I actually thought that they broke apart, so I'm even more excited that they're releasing a new album. The other album is the new Weezer album. It's been since about 1997 that they've released a good album, so I'm pretty anxious to see what this new album will be like.

There aren't a whole lot of movies of interest that are coming out in June. I will probably go see Get Smart, because that looks pretty funny. What I'm most excited about, though, is the new Indiana Jones movie and The Dark Knight. I know that neither of these come out in June, but if you average their release dates, it is in June. But all this to say that there are some good movies coming out soon as well.

So that's it I think. I'll be sure to update you all if there's anything more that I forgot to add. If any of you have some June releases you're looking forward too, be sure to let me know. Well that's all for now. Thanks for listening.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Finally, a post! (sort of)

So it has been a REALLY long time since I posted on here last. But since next week is spring break and I'm sitting here at work with no homework to do, I figured I'd blog a little bit (and trust me, there is a direct correlation there). So much has happened since I was on here last. Christmas has come and gone, a new year is here, and with it brings lots more school and busyness. But I finally have a break, so I am finally writing to you all.

A quick comment: Even though I know I could have posted more regularly, I don't like the idea of throwing something up here. I don't generally like writing, mainly because it's a lot of work for me. I guess I view writing as a minor form of art, and because of that, it should have a lot of thought put into it. So I don't like to rush writing and therefore I need lots of time to be able to put posts on here. I'm just making sure that all of you get the highest quality blogging that I can give. :)

I've wondered what I should write about after being absent for so long. It seems like a popular thing to make a "Top 10" list of albums from 2007, but then I wondered if I'd even listened to 10 albums from 2007. Well after much thinking and deliberation, I found out that I hadn't. I only got to 9, so I feel kind of out of the loop now. I don't have enough time to find new stuff, let alone listen to it. I don't listen enough to what I have now to warrant adding more to listen to. So I decided to not do a "Top 10."

Another quick comment: Of what I did listen to last year, Radiohead's In Rainbows was excellent ("Jigsaw Falling Into Place" = amazing), and the most underrated album from last year, in my opinion, is Fewer Moving Parts by David Bazan. This is probably my #1 album of all I listened to. It is a shorter album (only 5 songs), but they are all great songs. And why not have 5 great songs rather than 10 mediocre songs? I don't know either. It might take some getting used to for die-hard Pedro the Lion fans, but this album is great.

Comment on the above comment: Part of the reason why I like David Bazan is because he seems like the kind of guy who doesn't rush anything. He puts out what he wants, when he wants and won't settle for less than par just to get a longer album out there. Kind of like the way I feel with writing. Quality over quantity!

So back to what this post is really about. After ruling out a "Top 10", I thought I'd stay on the theme of music and talk about all the music events I am and potentially could be going to (Built to Spill, Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), Jens Lekman). But then I thought that those would be better posts for after I had actually gone to the show, so I decided to wait on that.

Yet another quick comment: I am definitely going to the Built to Spill concert, which is this Monday down in Kansas City (Yay for spring break!). I'm still up in the air on Sam Beam, as that is on a weekday in a couple of weeks, and I'm about 95% sure I'm going to the Jens Lekman concert, which would be the day after Sam Beam. So there's lots of potential there.

So after I got rid of that idea, I finally decided what this blog post should be about. But this post is getting rather long, so I think I'll save it for next time. Sorry again for the long gap. I will try to keep those gaps to a minimum from now on.

One final comment: I think I just made a post that's not really even a post. Man, I must be really out of practice.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Holiday shopping

So apparently we're getting close to Christmas. I still have yet to purchase all my presents for my family, but that is mostly due to the fact that finals are coming up and I have a feeling that I won't get done with all my shopping until I am actually done with finals. I absolutely hate shopping during Christmas time. It's not that I don't like giving my family gifts, it's more that there are 10 billion people no matter what store you go into. There have been a few occasions where I've passed the mall on my way home from class in the afternoon and it is always packed, no matter what time of day it is. Who could possible be in there? Don't people have jobs? Do people go to school anymore? Either people are skipping out of work or else I have greatly underestimated how many Moms there are in this city. It's just a little dumbfounding that places can be busy at all hours of the day. I think what I actually hate most is the parking. It is absolutely murder trying to find a spot let alone a spot that isn't a mile away. I'd almost rather just park on the outskirts of the lot rather than drive around for 15 minutes looking for a reasonable spot. I am extremely thankful for internet this year as I have done basically all of my shopping online up to this point. But I am quickly approaching the threshhold of which the items would not reach my house in time, so I will have to go out at some point. I did have mild luck earlier this month when I went to the mall at 8 on a weeknight, although I didn't find anything. It's sad when I have to base my luck on how busy the mall is instead of what I find. But it's definitely the truth. Well happy shopping to all of you out there and I hope you have better "luck" than I typically do...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


So I've been casually looking around for internships as of late, and I'm not a big fan of trying to think so far into the future. I've never had an internship before, but it seems like something that would be beneficial to participate in, especially for engineers and such. But it's just so hard to be able to think that far in advance. If I could have it my way, I wouldn't start looking for internships until summer rolled around, but apparently that's when they typically start, so therefore I am beginning to look for them now. I am a pretty big fan of taking things as they come, so looking ahead is not really in my vocabulary. But nonetheless, I am trying my best to plan ahead.

I don't like that I have to take time to look for potential internships when I have enough school work to keep me busy already. It seems like people should come to me and ask me to partake of their internship that they have available. Like an internship draft of sorts. It may sound ridiculous, but I would absolutely love that. It would be great. I could just finish off the school year, and then someone would come to me with a great internship and I would go work for them over the summer. But I guess that doesn't happen very often, so I'm stuck looking for them instead of the other way around.

In case you were wondering, I think it would be really cool to get a job somewhere in the acoustical field. Something like an acoustical engineer or consultant or something like that. I have yet to find an internship at a company that works with acoustics, but I'm still looking. I just really want the internship that I find to be interesting, that's all I ask. It doesn't really matter what its field of work is as long as I enjoy it. But I guess the same could be said for most people.

Well, that's kind of what I've been thinking about lately, along with school work and closely related topics. Sorry if that was boring, but that's all I have to say. Until next time!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

I'm still here

So, I just wanted to let you know that I am still alive and I do still think about this blog, even if I don't write anything on it. I haven't written on here in so long partly because school takes up so much of my time and also partly because there is nothing to write about. Any stories are only school related and boring, and a "thoughtful" post would feel like more homework. So I'm sorry that I don't write on here as much. Maybe you'll get something out of me over fall break. Maybe...

Monday, September 24, 2007

Football in medieval times

So a few weeks ago, a couple of friends and I went over to Woods Park to throw the football around a little bit. When we got there though, there were a bunch of people dressed in medieval garb that were actually fighting each other with swords and lances and maces and the whole bit. They looked pretty authentic too, they had their shields with their coat of arms on it and helmets and chain mail and everything else that medieval people wore. It was kind of scary playing catch right next to them because there were sudden, loud crashes and clangs. It was rather intriguing, though, and pretty comedic, to be throwing a football 40 yards and looking over to see two armed knights going at it. I didn't know whether I should have asked them to play catch or challenge them to a dual, so I just decided against talking to them at all. But yea, just a weird little instance that I decided to share with all of you...

Thursday, August 23, 2007

New carpet and Seinfeld

So I'm sitting here at work and they are putting in new carpet. The old carpet has all been torn up and right now all that is on the floor is the old glue and whatever else holds carpet down. But the funny thing about all this is that I can hear everybody walking by because their shoes stick to the floor (it's really funny to watch people with flip flops try to get around because they have to fight with all their being to keep their shoes with them), but I never see anybody because they either duck into an office or around the corner or I just don't bother to look. It is only funny because it reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where that guy at Elaine's work is a silent walker or whatever, so she gives him a box of tic-tacs, but then can't find him when it annoys Peterman. So every time someone walks by here I think of that Seinfeld episode and then smile. Just thought I'd share this with you. I thought it was funny and I hope you do too...