Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tuesday Tip

Never take a mathematics course over the summer.

I may start posting again come August, when I finish this contemptible class.

Monday, July 07, 2008


I like pinball.

I'd like to build a machine, like this table,

Cabin Fever

Or this one,

Coconut Island

I have 3 problems however:

Time - I have none of that.

Money - Sadly I think I may have more money than time (and I don't have much money).

Space - If you have a pinball table, it should be seen and played (especially if you built it), I don't know where I would put a pinball machine.

Despite these (HUGE) drawbacks, I think I'm going to give it a shot. Maybe I can get a professor at school to sign off on it as a Senior project. Maybe not.

We'd like something that looks at good as the top table (video), but a little more complicated (probably still less complicated than the bottom one) for our first foray into pinball engineering.

Currently we are trying to design a table using Future Pinball.

Maybe I should just play golf instead. Who knows?

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Crazy Eights

Tagged by MidLeah, this one looks like a lot of fun, so.....

Eight Things I Have A Passion For:
  1. Sushi
  2. My Family
  3. Music. Most kinds, mostly isn't popular, but I like some popular music that fits my blend.
  4. Academics. If I am going to learn something I want to learn it well.
  5. Golf. A recent addition. I don't like the stuck up, hoighty toighty, elitist aspect of it. I like the act of playing a simple yet challenging game in the great scenery. Golf relaxes me, even though I am not very good at it.
  6. Dancing.
  7. Foreign Cultures and Cuisine
  8. Computers, the inner workings is fun stuff

Eight Things I Would Like To Do Before I Die:
  1. Visit Japan
  2. Write a Novel and Have it Published
  3. Graduate, at least with my Bachelors
  4. See, know and love my grandkids.
  5. Own a library with some signed editions of my favorite books.
  6. Contribute something meaningful to the World, doesn't need to be big, if it is a legacy that helps out my kids it will be enough.
  7. See people live in a some state of harmony. Not just among nations, among individuals, nations would follow. Follow the Golden Rule and all that kind of stuff.
  8. Own some land, make it look nice, make it available for others to enjoy.

Eight Things I Say A Lot:
  1. "I need a Coke"
  2. "Cut it out kids"
  3. "I love you" (and always will Superwoman and kids)
  4. "Mercy"
  5. "Honey, may I get _________."
  6. "Who wants to play a game?"
  7. "Is it 6:30 already?"
  8. Greek letters in correlation to their scientific meaning.

Eight Books I Have Read Recently:
  1. Twilight
  2. Golf: For Dummies
  3. The Street Lawyer
  4. The Rainmaker
  5. Naruto #1 - #6
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  7. Flags of Our Fathers
  8. More Textbooks than I can count

Eight Movies I Have Seen Eight Times:
  1. Clear and Present Danger
  2. Happy Gilmore
  3. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  4. The Rainmaker
  5. Muppets in Space
  6. A Muppet Christmas Carol
  7. Saving Private Ryan
  8. All my Jackie Chan Flicks

Eight Bloggers I'll Tag
  1. Superwoman
  2. HooseirGirl
  3. Trucking Dude
  4. Tug
  5. Jen
  6. Teri
  7. Nobody
  8. Zed

Wow I was all philosophical. That's what happens when I don't have any bounds, I go and get all idealistic.