Friday, November 30, 2007

Potential Movie of the Year: Juno

Everyone, watch this movie trailer.



Now that you've done that, does it not look amazing? I mean seriously, we have the following awesome cast:

Kitty Pride
Dwight Schrute
Jonah Jameson

and last but not least

Sydney Bristow

Also, the plot, that looks good too.

A Review Lynching

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a somewhat anticipated 360/PS3 game. Gamespot has recently had a Ridiculous amount of advertising surrounding the game throughout their entire website, crazy promotional stuff up the wall. However, in the review of the game on Nov 13th 2007 by Jeff Gerstmann, the score was rather subpar, with a rating of 6. The writing style and language used throughout the article was rather blunt as well.

Ok, so big deal? Yeah, exactly, that's what everyone thought until today. Jeff Gerstmann, a 10-year veteran to the Gamespot website (subsidiary of CNET), has been fired. The rumor going around, via apparent sources within Gamespot, have revealed that Eidos, the creator of Kane and Lynch was extremely upset about the poor review after the mass advertising Gamespot hosted. Eidos was apparently out for blood.

Penny Arcade even posted their latest comic a day early because of this fiasco.


Review


What does this mean for the press within the gaming world? Probably not much. However, it may mean much for the website Gamespot. Subscribers to their site may quit, as well as long-time staffers. It could also bring out a conspiracy into the world of money for game reviews. This news may bring about a wind of change, so keep your trigger fingers at a ready.

The facts that support the game for which he was fired:

1: Video Review for Kane and Lynch has been pulled of their website, or at least the links have been taken down. You can see the video review here

2: "On the Spot" was canceled today. That could be because of protest from within the Gamespot staff, and because it was practically run by Jeff who took over for Rich Gallup in June.

last day

well, I am ready to plan my next trip back to thailand,
it was are last day at school, and it feela like we have known them for a very long time,
everybody was crying, all of the 6th grade girs, and my 1st grade teacher said to not forget them, and to come back when and if i came back to thailand,
the 4 year old teacher prateeyn has invited all of to stay at her house for free when we come back,
really hard to leave , i have already fallen in love with all of them, even the 6 and 7 year olds were crying,

also the dragon lance movie looks really cool, but why don't they make it with real people?
love ev

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Dragonlance Movie

'nuff said:
www.dragonlance-movie.com

Here is the movie trailer

http://www.dragonlance-movie.com/media/DoAT_trailer_v1.mov

What do I have?

Have you ever heard the song "Cry in my Heart" by Starfield? Well if you haven't, you should, only so that you may laugh while doing so.

Here are the lyrics to the song

Now, notice these lines:

For what do I have
If I don't have You, Jesus?
What in this life
Could mean any more?


Upon listening to the lyrics, I was as befuddled as Harry Potter on his first day at the Hogwarts School of Magic. I thought me myself, almost chronologically in this order, the following:

I don't have Jesus
I have alot
There is everything that means more to me than Jesus

Now, I could be getting the lyrics wrong. If through the analysis of the lyrics, someone notices that they are trying to say something other than what I interpreted, than please inform me. But if what I believe they are trying to say, is just that, than by golly... wow.

If I were to believe this, would it not mean that Jesus is the following:

A. Most important thing to me
B. More important than family
C. I don't have anything but him

For the people out in the world that believe Jesus is a cool dude who died for our sins, than great, I don't blame you for loving the guy. But, there is always more than Jesus, there is always more out there than one entity, belief, thought or feeling.

Comic 2: Assumptions

Fox Hunting Audio Slideshow

Yo, Yo, Yo
Jamie's first Audio Slideshow is completed and up:
Fox Hunting

It is really, really good - if you can't hear the sound, try it with headphones (its a small paper and their software does not produce an optimal file for all speaker systems).

Comic 01: Burning Down the Forest

*Click to Enlarge*

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

National Sarcasm Society


..... Awesome....

Source

Inciting Emotion

Now, I don't know how many of you think about this, but how often do games affect ones emotions and actions? The following is an interesting article written by a guy on the Playstation Forums about his recent encounter while playing the much beloved Assassin's Creed.

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"I was playing Assassin's Creed today, riding through the Kingdom on my way to Acre, and something remarkable happened today.

To start off, I've never been much of a "politcally correct" person, and not someone to protest against violence. I came across a fairly large French encampment towards the West side of the map, and found close to a hundred soldiers in total doted throughout the site. Section of tents by section of tents, I killed them all, usually about 5 or 6 at a time, usually by assassinating one or two, then facing the rest by sword.

Then, I came across two tall outposts made of wood. I climbed the first one, to find a guard cowering in fear at the top. I didn't really notice what he was doing, being so used to killing the soldiers on site at the moment, so I grabbed him and threw him off, to his death.

I ran to the next outpost, climbed up, and found one soldier at the top. He was down on his knees, cowering in fear, holding his hands in a pleading manner. I was about to throw him off like the last, but I stopped and thought about it. I literally sat, staring at the screen, and the soldier's pleading face for 5 minutes. I turned around and climed down the ladder, to kill some other Franks by the tent.

Now, you don't have to put much thought into this. Hell, I'm not even putting much thought into it, but it's interesting. It made me think, that's all, not necessarily about anything, just think."

Source
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On a side related note. I've played this specific game for many a hour, I love the heck out of it. I know for a fact that even if an enemy will cower in fear and put away his sword while he pleads for his life, if I leave him alone and go attack others around him, then the enemy previously cowering will change his stance and resume attacking me. Now, I don't know if the writer above knows this, but does that even matter anyway? Can't we hope somewhere deep down that by saving his life, than he in return will do us a favor and leave us alone forever? Or better yet, switch sides? Although this kind of thing hasn't really happened to its full potential in video games to date, you better believe that every AAA title released is slowly progressing towards a more realistic emotional platform.

Currently Listening to: Eureka Seven - Wish Upon a Star

Waste of Time?

I've noticed a really interesting string of articles over various websites over the psat few days. They all deal with Guitar Hero or more"active" video games. Here are the three articles in chronological order:
Wired
NYTimes
Gamespot
For the record, the NYTimes article is the worstof the three. The woman has no idea what shes talking about. She uses so-called "professional research" make her decisions for her instead of making her own analyses and decisions herself. Chris Kohler on the other hand, from Wired, is a pretty intelligent guy, aside from having plenty of common sense. Gamespot as usual does a fantastic job with an objective, more "news-like" article.

And here is the real question: Are we asking the right questions? Is this the right question: Why play Guitar Hero when you can learn how to play a real guitar? Or is something like this more apt: How is Guitar Hero effective in its own light? What does the game achieve for itself, and, as a video game?

Life and Death

Sexy Videogameland, an amazing blog just posted up an article about the game "Life and Death"

Read it here

from thailand

hi, so to leave we need about 120$
volunteering,
costs!
2 more days of school.
yipee,
a double edge sword,
want to ,b ut ready to leave, also,
kids are cute,
somai, said today she loved me,
the kids pretend cried,
i told them to stop the faking, they can save that for fri,
i 'm running down to the store to get beans for all the water bottles i've saved for
shaker instruments,
lvoe, me, your mom and me

201 Post!

This is post is number 201!1one1!!1 Can you believe it?exclamation point

Finn's previous post (Games' Contribution to Society) was number 200 marking a milestone in the blog.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Games' Contribution to Society

I just read a very insightful article over at Gamasutra. The article is actually a summary of a lecture by an award-winning indie game designer. He has alot of good things to say about video games as a medium. I would highly recommend everyone read it. I know what your reactions are going to be and I can appreciate them as they are. I happen to agree. Though I do disagree somewhat with some of his statements about World of Warcraft. The beautiful thing about this article is that its not an attack. Its a fairly objective analysis of video games as a medium and their meaning therein. Check it out.


P.S. Grammer:
Notice how I used a single apostrophe with no ending S in "Games'." That's because "games" is plural, and plural possessive nouns recieve no S at the end. Singular nouns ending in S do, however, recieve an apostrophe-s at the end. Except for Jesus.

Just another obsessed fan

Hey dudes,

Most of you probably know that I have been somewhat enamored with Avril Lavigne for several years now...so, here is a link of an interview by the super talented pop star.

http://entimg.msn.com/i/ExperienceData/p1-9/us/x.htm?sh=mmic&ep=avrilpromo&ch=1

Hans out yo'

Thanksgiving Creed

This will be funny to anyone who watched me play Assassin's Creed during the Thanksgiving break.

*Click to Enlarge Image*

how to play volleyball in thailand

yes, how to play volleyball in thailand,
you stand and hit the ball over the net,
you serve, rotate, and go to 21 pts,
the boys against the teachers today,
and we lost by only 1 pt,
yes only 1 pt.
i can serve great, but only alittle in front of the boundry line,
and that was not to be allowed,
so, i didn't serve real well,
but i did make one relaly good hit over the net,
and true save,
i had another teacher take pics,
i hope they show all the action,
and thrill and real passion for the sport,
and you thought i never did any sports?!
well, i do, and have, and did,
lveo ,mom

Monday, November 26, 2007

Running low on Virtual Space?

If you need more GB for all the information you are generating, than go here and pick out a super-large hard drive for super-cheap.

Tiger Direct


They also have a bunch of other things on the website for incredibly cheap.

Definition of Cyber Monday:

Cyber Monday is the Monday after Black Friday, when online retailers will be looking for their biggest sales from those who checked out products over the thanksgiving weekend, and will now be ordering them Monday at work.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Top 100 Wiki

Wikipedia.org is possibly subjectively the greatest site on the internet. Now, you, yes you, can view the Top 100 hits on Wikipedia. org. Find out just how weird stupid American's can be.

Wikipedia Top 100 Hits

Notable Numbers:

13. Vanessa Anne Hudgens
43. Zac Efron


There are 6 hits dealing around Naruto

This is funny

26. Adolf Hitler
27. Britney Spears
28. Kanye West

Maybe the news should talk about Adolf Hitler more often

The winner for the most surprising hit goes to:

15: Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

full moon rising

i'm here. in my new home.

after a grueling day of back-bending, wrist-twisting, up-to-my-knees in mouse pooplets squatting, packing, loading, tossing and cleaning day, i'm here.

and i have to ask myself--- why did i just waste 6 months in the valley when i could have been here? i thought i owed it to the people there, to the place, to develop the social worker within.

well, because of my determination and persistence (you can't fault me for trying to put a positive spin on it!), i missed 6 of what i was just so fortunate to have witnessed upon driving into my ice-covered driveway, and that is this---

a yellow full moon rising. from behind what, you may wonder? oh, from behind the big powdered mountain that is taos that juts up from the plateau 12 o'clock directly smack dab in front of my door stoop. that's right. it's incredible.

the windows of my house face due east and due west, so i'll have the sunrise, sunset, moonrise, and moonset.

for a girl who has been quite despondent, dejected, discouraged and forlorn, it is fair to say, this is the most exhilirating moment i have experienced in quite some time.

i absolutely cannot believe i live here. the snow-covered stick fences everywhere, the xylophone-shaped rows of icicycles frozenly-dripping behind my awning's buddhist prayer flags, the tibetan-like plateau, the mini-grand canyon that is the rio grande cutting through, and my new mountain.

if someone doesn't visit me, you will all die.

now, for the second order of business, i must get onto ebay and order a set of queen-sized sheets for the bed i discovered in my room today. i don't have any that big. so it's going to be the sleeping bag for awhile.

peace

Friday, November 23, 2007

End of the Story Correction

The picture and paragraph below are actually posted by Dad. Thank You

End of the Story


And so, we have reached the end of the turkey and the weeks events. The normal routine starts and we return to our homes and our places in the sun. Kat has gone to work. Noah and Jill have bussed back to Brooklyn. Hans is leaving at nine on Saturday, and shortly thereafter, Dad, Finn, Will, Gram and Stan, Fetcher, Seth and the Girls will head for home. Hannah will still be with Holland Jamie and Clive. We thank them for being such good and gracious hosts and for taking us in and caring for us all so warmly. IT has been a great thanksgiving. We have missed those who couldn't be here--you are always on our minds and hearts. This is a dynamic family and I love you all for who you are and for what you contribute to the world. Gratitude for you is what makes thanksgiving special.

rub it in

rub it in why don't you frits!

if only my day were even remotely similar...

i went to bed still stuffed with a great thanksgiving late-afternoon meal (yes, even poor little hilary had someone to eat turkey with, and this is truly the last positive note of this post) and awoke to begin my packing to move to taos. i tore open my hindu orange curtain and quite promtly bugged my eyes and fell my jaw--- for what to my wondering face did appear, but pounds of white fluffy sticky snow all covering the earth ---

just in time for my move up the mountain!

great. a bit scary. just what i need.

no one answered their phones so i kept quiet,
pondering this foul luck in my heart!

but belongings in the car and little car up the hill, only to struggle to find the right door to fit the hidden key to wetly slide into the room not at all prepared for my coming, and then the tears did drop.

but i took a deep breath and puffed up my chest and got through my day.
all negative thoughts now go in a bubble to be blown away.

now i'm gonna watch a flick or two so that i leave all the cleaning for tomorrow.

well, except the no-less-than-hundreds of mouse droppings i scraped off the back of my landlady's t.v. it was absolutely disgusting, and i've grown quite accustomed to this guano-of-sorts.

happy beginning of the holiday season everyone!

i know i'm having a greeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaat time!

wish you could join me frits!

Already






Yep, this Haverkamp family is already decking the halls so to speak. The tree, a lovely white pine, standing approximately 7.5 feet tall 10 feet in circumfrance smells great. The christmas music-listen for it- is playing on our recently rewired surround sound filling the house with good cheer. Choclate chip cookies are cooling on the counter, sour dough bread is proofing on the stove and mom is making magic popcorn. What's that you say? You don't know what magic popcorn is? Please, let me tell you. Black kernals turn magically into white popped corn. It's better than the non-magical varieties. All is great. Though it is possible Stone Soup the cat (and master) of the house is skeptical! Well, gotta run, Shrek three is beginning and the boys have nearly finished the popcorn.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

from thailland

hhi, jsut read all the comings, eatings , faces and pics of the haverkamp blog,
thanks for them, from us,
i wish we could do the same,
sounds g reat about Christmas,
keep adding, it is good to see, lvoe, ev and mom

Storefront Family

A larger family image to fest your eyes upon.

ThanksgivingDinner and Random









Gratitude

Thank you for your postings of moods and stories of creatin and life events and the humor and passion of the truth b eauty and harmony of the haverkamp events of life.
We ate at four and there was way too much food but it was all good and now the table is full of uneaten food, the pies will be eaten later and the family is watching Happy Feet. The sunset is very beautiful and a lame cow is slowly meandering home before the moon shines full. In ratitude for the love and beauty of you all and for this day and its rhythms. Be still and know of peace.

Ahh naps

In the beginning the Great Spirit breathed over the great nothing until it twisted and swirled and crashed and dove and split into the heavens and the earth and the Spirit laughed at the wonder of it all and to the heavens and to the earth the laughter was beautiful. Born in the laughter fromEverything that is in All Things' was a seed kept warm in the folds of heaven and earths touch until it grew and expanded and the Everything that is in All Things soared in the wide open space between the heavens and the earth. Where ever the shadow of the Great Eagle's wing's spread dry land lifted out of the waters and when ever the Great Eagle's song peierced the air plants of every shape and kind sprang free of the dry land and blanketed the earth in a graceful dance of green. When the Music Behind the Dance played in the blanket of green the notes sprang free of the firmament and eploded in the heavens beyond and settled there in a great twinkling symphony of light that brought upon the land and the waters its first morning and its first full moon and the Music Behind the Dance wept tears of joy. The tears fell from the Eternal and some struck the waters and in the swirl with the deep became all the creatures of the sea and some tears struck the dust of the earth and life was watered and flowed free into all the beasts of the land and the Eternal wondered aloud at the bounty of Joy. Then in wonder the Maker of All Things scupped up some dust wet with tears and made of it an image of itself the Potter and breathed its Spirit into the empty vessel filling it with laugher, wonder and joy and the image took life as a gift and rose in awe of it all. "Earthling i will call you,' spoke the Lord of Life, 'and Male and Female you shall be. Be free. And in freedom love and care.' And then the One rested and so do we when we have ate much of the land and the sea, danced much to the music of the land, cried much in reponse to the beuaty of creation, soared much in the realms of the imagination,- yes, and so do we- so that we might be free and in freedom love and care. And so the Great Spirit napped and so do we for they are good.


p.s. a very neat little animation of creation www.kids4truth.com/creation.htm

Thanksgiving Days Gathering

The host at 14502 Racoon Ford Rd.

Storefront in Culpeper...option for the Haverkamp Studio Arts Emporium



Noah is taking these pictures.

A fun time being had by all--
relatively smooth happenings--
two turkeys and all the stuff--
dinner planned for about four.

Echo's birthday chocolate pie.
Gift opening for the six year old.

what if...

ok, i just talked to york.
and now i'm having my doubts about the $20 max.

what say we change it to $50???

just so we know the gift will be really nice; $20 might be a little tough to work with.

k?

Christmas Gifts

Happy Thanksgiving Day Everyone:
I hope your day is a peaceful and fullfilling one, of family joy love and good food. The Jamie, Holland household is full of family and Finn's friend, Will, and dogs and cooking and conversation. I have talked with York and Frits and will call Hilary very soon when the sun rises in the west.
As to Christmas--here is the definitive response: the gift exchange goes forward, at about $20.00 per gift. Take time, be thoughtful, creative, personal and meaningful. In addition, we are suggesting that every person or family unit or child or some combination thereof, come up with a personall offering, such as a play, a musical production, a dance, a reading, a presentation, a demonstration...etc...and then when we are together, perhaps in the evening, if this works out for everyone, we will have this kind of sharing. I think this will be a good combination of doable gifts that do not belabor the process and sharing of who we are.
So, there you have it.
Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the day. Treasure each other. Give thanks for our many blessings and gifts we each have. Love completely and fully. Love dad///

merry Christmas

from mom,
so this is my maternal oppinion,
yes, i do love, Christmas
and i do anticipate it each year,
it was kicked off by my mom and dad
with wonderful mornings and presents,
never what sally coburn got,
but we would line up our new stuffeed animals,
and our new outfit under the tree, with them folded neatly in their box
surrounded by tissue paper,
so, i never have felt deprived, or for want,
i sound like little women, which i am reading,
anways, not that depraved, or wanting,
but then it came time to start our own traditions with you guys,
the first Christmas was spent in buff and showered by family and girst,
and the second one, alone in syr,
with noni
and waiting for hansy.
we had a wonderufl full one,
so surprised,
not forgotten and almost overwhelming,
then from then on, nama switched places and som e of my favorite gifts from her
were a box of stamps and stationary,
a new nite gown, still all upstairs ,
new slippers and one big gift, like a tv or something,
not to complain then you see,
and alsways the gifts from bob and g,
always equal value,
some expected and some not ,
so, what do we do,
we have , dad and i gone out for one nite,
even got a babysitter for the last35 years and bought a huge toys are us
load of toys,
you only got presents on Christmas and your bd,
we love d it
we labored over what to buy each
what was under the tree,
in case you didnt' know we helped santa with that,
even though he alwasy came and did the leaving .
we smiled at litterlaly everything there,
now that includes
legos,
blocks,
dolls,
brislte blocks,
games,
bikes, galore,
boots, cow boys hate,
bow and arrows,
and not too m any clothese,
but ususaly something if you really needed them,
mostly likely a nite gown or the pjs , nama made the boys each year with
the ehlp of laura broutfourd,
you do remember her , right ?
so, what to do now,
i do truely love the sharing idea that seems to bring much fun and merriment and smiles.
and i know alot of thought from each about each giftee,
anway, what i want for Christmas is lvoe, and smiles,
if it is gifts then let it be so,
if it is good, percolating coffee let it be,
if it is a long walk in the snow,
with ice crystals forming on our eye brows , then let it be,
but most of all laughs and smiles,
and calls to and from the totems,
and the seth'sys if they cna't come,
so please, let it be,
as that once famous singer , sang, let it be
and let it be with joy and smiles
and lvoe,
bc all the other stuff with go and come,
but on the ohter hand, we do like our presents and our giifts
and i can name many that i would not want to be with out,
and have relaly relaly appereciated,
and loved,
so, you decide,
and do it with Christmas in mind , but moslty with you guys in mind,
and all i want for Christmas is you guys to see each other when you can and watch you laugh,
all of you, and kiss the kids
and eat, and share, and be who we are
the best we can be in this world,
sounds like i'm a volunteer,
gee,
so, happy thanksgiving,
and let your conscience be your guide,
lvoe always. mom and me

Happy Turkey Day

HAPPY TURKEY DAY
while you all are going to be eating a good old american feast,
mom and I will be eating rice, rice and more rice, but since your t day is actually tommorow and the day after thanksgiving for us we will be in chaing mai, where there is apperently, italian(pizza mmm) and indian and all sorts of food , or mabye just some squid on a stick...
save me a plate ( be home in a week or so)

so getting to christmas, should i not bring an awsome,
amazing (original thai made) present for my person from thailand......
love ev
p.s. i just don't get how you people write so much,
pics were really cute, made my day,
-by the way hannah, i've made awsome RR enchilades.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

for those of you who just don't get it (frits and york)

TO REPEAT:

a couple years ago, fletcher helped me hunt down an old computer game i used to play with meredith and mindy back in oneida. he (and i think travis, or nathan, or one of those guys) downloaded a thing or two on my computer and bam! there it was! my old "life and death" surgery game... huge pixels (or is it few?), turquoise, red and black only. no mouse. those were the days. anyways, i got big time into this game. evergreen joined me for awhile. and then i was stumped. i hit a wall, a dead end, as solid concrete as can be. so, what to do? i joined a chat page specifically for this game. i needed answers. but first, i had to create an account. they asked me if i was born after 1985. ha! they asked for a name. therein was born... dr pax. (pax means "peace" in latin, for all my educationally- (or google-y- challenged friends). it also means "kiss of peace." love it. my bird is white with shards of turquoise and his name is paz. i live in espanola, so the spanish version only made sense. i live 2 miles from the first european colony in the united states, by the way. pax out...

Mmmm...




A slightly flacky, spongy bread with a touch of sweet smelling lemon and orange loaded with sucullant golden raisens and candied fruit topped with a generous blanket of powedered sugar. Serve while slighy warm witha cup of tea or coffee. Yes, stollen. It is good.

christmas debate

ok, as the christmas season starts officially tomorrow, or friday maybe, i think we need to make a decision.

is is spirit-filled offerings only?
$20 gifts?
a combination?
or something else?

let's either vote or let the matriarch and patriarch decide.

and no hans, that does not mean you!

from peace-keeping dr pax and her little bird paz

Playing

Some Fall photos...




Long Afternoon

Well, i have restarted my sourdough starter- its not looking good. I have Stollen rising- a fruity holiday bread- it is looking very good. I have made a dozen cup cake sized pecan pies- they are very good. I have a pork tenderloin in the slow cooker since last night- it will be very good. Restless, hmmm.....

Florida

yeah lets crash at jess and deans...

riddle me this:
What do you get when you put two boys who haven't had their nap together with their dad?

Answer:
A long afternoon....

Christmas Gifts

I do not agree with Scrooge oh I mean Frits. He wishes for a giftless Christmas. I agree with Keith (father of all children) in the fact that we should do a 20$ gift. That way we still have the gift opening tradition with the hippy, artistic, sharing Christmas that Frits wants.

nothing to talk about life, with no presents

So really I have nothing to write about. Life is kidcentric.
and yes they are awesome, obviously gorgeous, but the fights,
the books, the three meals a day times atleast 3 different options
a meal, equals atleast 9 prepared meals a day.
ISNT THAT EXCITING.
Opal has pooped today, twice actually, wow.
so we are going to disney land for christmas, if
you didn't know this, you have not talked to baylan
in atleast a month and a half. "I'm going to disney wand, wanna come,
ya wanna come to disney wand, weally!"
that really is probably all she has to talk about, so be it.
and now we are gone for christmas, and the presents are going to be a
play in, what 10, 11, 12 acts. wow.
my question is then what is the little christmas fairy bringing
us. Yes in the totem household, apparently there is not santa claus,
now we sing...christmas fairy is coming to town.
it is a riveting song, i am sure you all could sing it without a problem,
granted sometimes you'll find yourself going back to that santa claus character.
he is so last generation. gosh.
that is it for now. I am constatnly thrilled to read the blog, and your creativeness,
well most of you.

mom and evergreen

hey
i guess you guys aren't getting our emails
but everyone is fine
nothing to worry about
dad and the boys got here a little after 12
but emails have been sent
you just aren't getting them

Huh...Where am I...uhh, what is going on??? Confused...

Hold it right there! Now, you all listen to me, the eldest son, the best-looking, most athletic, most educated, most intelligent, moderately successful with the ladies: what type of world do we live in where, instead of giving actual, live, tangible, pricey gifts, you would rather "offer" a gift of some other, non-materialistic type??? This idea violates the very foundation of the Holiday as we know it. Didn't the Wise Men provide the baby Jesus with gifts on the day he was born? And, weren't they basically the most expensive gifts known to mankind at the time? Gold, mur, frankinsence??? By the way, what ever became of those gifts, according to the stories? Frits, dad, do you know? I mean, what do we tell the children? Those poor, young souls, awakening on Christmas morning to an empty room with empty space under the Christmas tree...I ask you, what do we tell the children?

Allright, all joking aside, no purchased gifts? Is that the deal this year? OK, but, Frits, since you concieved of this idea, it is your responsibility to make sure that the coffee is truly perculating, and that the orange juice IS freshly squeezed, and that I have a perpetually full cup of coffee...actually, you guys don't know about good coffee from the south, I will bring some awesome coffee from Burlington to brew. Maybe we should actually make something for our secret person as well??? What do you all think? I will use the money that I would have used for my person to now buy something for windsurfing or winter sports activities...

p.s. anybody want to go to the beach over the Holidays? Hannah, I know you will be too busy with your super work-filled schedule to take any time off, but surely some of you can take some time off to hit the beach. We could go down to see Dean and Jess in Florida; they live wicked close to the beach.

CHRISTMAS

Since you all, except York, decided that you would prefer to move away and have lives far away from the family base i do not think your opinions are as valuable as mine. Since i am also the most financially stable in the family (Noah may challenge me on this one lately) and am still feeling a money crunch- a 700 dollar dishwasher to replace the 40 year old broken one- the good news it has the best energy star rating out there- will do that- any ways- think of it- IMAGINATION- what christmas is all about- family- laughter- giving of ourselves for the development of a common spirit of generosity and mutual affection (i realize that i am using words and ideas to large for Hannah and Hans- but i figure most of the rest of you will understand)- the very joy of the day that goes beyond, way beyond, the material consumerist economy that we live in- give a real gift- a gift of ourselves that lifts the spirit of the world a bit through the joy of simple being and being family- Imagination is the way beyond-- think of it- a breakfast show- we re-arrange the living room with tables and chairs- coffee perculating- warm fruit pastries-freshly squeezed orange juice- brown suger baked grapefruit- and sharing of our gifts- a grand performance of poetry, art, drama, puppets- come with your gifts!

from your exiled family members.so,

so, at 1 am i wrote most of you,
and now almost 20 hrs, later,
i han't heard from you,
i guess the blog is the only way to go,
so, fl and fn, the new vol here,
her boy friend is from thai, but has lived
in england , where she is since he was 11 years old,
he just finished college in england for
yeaap,
3 d modeling,
so there is at least one other of you,
out there in the game world,
and also, what is seth's new web site , kevin helped him do?
and we still do exist, even if afar,
and i'm not sure, we might not to on a jaunt on the way home,
since no news, is no news,
love, evergreen

from your exiled family members.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sally Jones!

Sally Sally Jones! .. wow.. oh sorry i mistook you for a friend of mine, you look so much like her. i mean him.. i mean.. up close you don't look like either of them.. you see, they are twins... this is nice...

really people

does everybody read everything on the blog,
theres so much , and i check almost every morning and night,
i don't know how so much gets put on,
i love it all,
and i have all the time in the world,
but can't seem to keep up,
anyways it's great and wish we had done it years ago,
love ev

Portal End Credits

Portal is a game that took the gaming community by storm. The end credits however, was a tsunami.


Lyrics:


This was a triumph.
I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS.
It's hard to overstate my satisfaction.
Aperture Science
We do what we must
because we can.
For the good of all of us.
Except the ones who are dead.
But there's no sense crying over every mistake.
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.
And the Science gets done.
And you make a neat gun.
For the people who are still alive.
I'm not even angry.
I'm being so sincere right now.
Even though you broke my heart.
And killed me.
And tore me to pieces.
And threw every piece into a fire.
As they burned it hurt because I was so happy for you!
Now these points of data make a beautiful line.
And we're out of beta.
We're releasing on time.
So I'm GLaD. I got burned.
Think of all the things we learned
for the people who are still alive.
Go ahead and leave me.
I think I prefer to stay inside.
Maybe you'll find someone else to help you.
Maybe Black Mesa
THAT WAS A JOKE.
HAHA. FAT CHANCE.
Anyway, this cake is great.
It's so delicious and moist.
Look at me still talking
when there's Science to do.
When I look out there, it makes me GLaD I'm not you.
I've experiments to run.
There is research to be done.
On the people who are still alive.
And believe me I am still alive.
I'm doing Science and I'm still alive.
I feel FANTASTIC and I'm still alive.
While you're dying I'll be still alive.
And when you're dead I will be still alive.
STILL ALIVE

Original



Guitar Solo



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Also, this won't mean anything save for Finn perhaps. But them eating cake makes me really really jealous.

Clue Sestina

Postmodernism? You Decide 08!!

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Detective Notes

BY DAVID TRINIDAD

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Mrs. White with the Candlestick in the Hall
Prof. Plum with the Lead Pipe in the Lounge
Col. Mustard with the Rope in the Dining Room
Mrs. Peacock with the Wrench in the Kitchen
Mr. Green with the Revolver in the Conservatory
Miss Scarlett with the Knife in the Study

Prof. Plum with the Knife in the Study
Col. Mustard with the Candlestick in the Hall
Mrs. Peacock with the Lead Pipe in the Library
Mr. Green with the Rope in the Lounge
Miss Scarlett with the Wrench in the Kitchen
Mrs. White with the Revolver in the Ball Room

Col. Mustard with the Revolver in the Billiard Room
Mrs. Peacock with the Knife in the Study
Mr. Green with the Candlestick in the Kitchen
Miss Scarlett with the Lead Pipe in the Hall
Mrs. White with the Rope in the Lounge
Prof. Plum with the Wrench in the Library

Mrs. Peacock with the Wrench in the Conservatory
Mr. Green with the Revolver in the Dining Room
Miss Scarlett with the Knife in the Lounge
Mrs. White with the Candlestick in the Study
Prof. Plum with the Lead Pipe in the Hall
Col. Mustard with the Rope in the Kitchen

Mr. Green with the Rope in the Kitchen
Miss Scarlett with the Wrench in the Library
Mrs. White with the Revolver in the Hall
Prof. Plum with the Knife in the Billiard Room
Col. Mustard with the Candlestick in the Study
Mrs. Peacock with the Lead Pipe in the Lounge

Miss Scarlett with the Lead Pipe in the Lounge
Mrs. White with the Rope in the Kitchen
Prof. Plum with the Wrench in the Study
Col. Mustard with the Revolver in the Conservatory
Mrs. Peacock with the Knife in the Ball Room
Mr. Green with the Candlestick in the Hall

Mrs. White with the Candlestick in the Lounge
Prof. Plum with the Rope in the Kitchen
Col. Mustard with the Revolver in the Study

Monday, November 19, 2007

gotta love those twins

look at the comments written by people- most by the twins...
and i realized...
i think finn and fletcher would be totally fine just having the blog all to themselves.
they could just go on and on all day, like tossing a ball back n forth.
(although these days, i'd be tempted to join in for a bit of fun myself!)
now i'm laughing like fletcher was laughing at his little comic strip guys!

Ad Nauseum

Finn's View Tonight is....See: Last Night.

Next-Gen Anniversary

At 7:00 AM Eastern Time I was at EB Games obtaining my Wii. It is the 1 year anniversary for the system. In one years time, the Wii has sold just over 12 Million consoles. The PS3, which had its anniversary just 1 year and 3 days ago has sold 6 million copies worldwide.

Anyway, Happy Birthday Wii and PS3, I love you both; and although you are not supposed to have favorite children, I have to say the PS3 wins this round. Also, Wii, good thing you got Galaxy out before the anniversary.

Positive Thoughts

OK People, I need some positive thoughts directed toward creating some wind down here. It is not looking good for today or tomorrow right now...if the wind does not come, this would be the THIRD time in a row that I have had bad luck with the wind down here, and it would bum me out, big time. Possibility for wind on Wednesday, and if we do get some wind on Wednesday, don't expect me at Hollands until Wednesday evening.

Really, I have a lot of work to do, so I should be spending my downtime with that. Cool, I see a flag moving outside right now. I also found a yoga studio, so might go to a class while I am down here, as well.

I guess I was a bit on the bored side last night, since I went to bed at 7:45pm...and, slept till almost 7:00am this morning, like, eleven hours of sleep!!! I probably will not be tired today, I bet.

Signing off.

Hans out

The office withdrawl

I'm definitely having an Office withdraw,
I tried watching them on the internet but the computer does not have the software or what ever you may call it,
and I couldn't figure out the episode recaps on the website,
the other night I had a dream that hannah came to thailand and brought the first 2 seasons of the office with her, I was very excited,
don't know what to do with myself,
i guess just more school planning.....
love ev

Dish Town

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Finn's View Tonight...And Beyond

My View Tonight


How about yours?

Toby's the Worst

This deserves it's own post

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Michael Scott: Look, this is very hard for me but I am going to give you my best man. You may have Toby.

Karen: Toby's not a salesperson.

Michael Scott: You can train him! He's very, very smart and funny and charming... Lehhargh! You know, I can't do it. Toby is the worst. That- that was a bluff.

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Roflcopter, for serious

Office Quotes v1

The Deposition

If you don't laugh to EVERY ONE of these, you aren't human

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Michael Scott: Hi-- No. No. Absolutely not. What is he doing here? Are you renewing your divorce vows before my deposition?

Toby: Michael I'm your HR rep. I'm on your side.

Michael Scott: Never. I want him gone. I don't talk until he leaves.
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Jan's lawyer: How long have you known the plantiff?

Michael Scott: I haven't actually seen it. But I have seen The Firm and I am planning on renting The Pelican Brief.

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Jan's lawyer: How long have you known Ms. Levinson?

Michael Scott: Six years and two months.

Jan's lawyer: And you were directly under her the entire time?

Michael Scott: That's what she said.

Jan's lawyer: Excuse me?

Michael Scott: [slowly] That's what she said.
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Pam Beesly: Every time Michael's in a meeting, he makes me come in and give him a Post-it note telling him who's on the phone. I did it once and he freaked out. He loved it so much. The thing is he doesn't get that many calls. So he has me make them up every ten minutes.

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Kelly: I don't talk trash, I talk smack. They're totally different. Trash talk is all hypothetical like, your momma's so fat she could eat the internet. But smack talk is happening like right now. Like, you're ugly and I know it for a fact 'cause I got the evidence right there.

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Dwight: All of my heroes are table tennis players. Zoron Pimerach, Yan Overvagner, Wung Tow, Jorge Waktough and of course Ushrush Helmy. I even have a life size poster of Hugo Howan on my wall. The first time I left Pennsylvania was to go to the hall of fame induction ceremony of Andrea Ruba.

Super Mario Galaxy: Highest Rated Game Ever

GameRankings.com keeps track of all the game reviews of every game, and then does some math to figure out the average score of each game. Well, Super Mario Galaxy was released this week for Wii and the reviews have been coming in every since. Read the following:
On 11/12 the Wii received a new game from Nintendo titled Super Mario Galaxy. Since then 30 sites and magazines have reviewed it including Deeko, gamesTM, GamePro and 1UP. Together their reviews have resulted in an average ratio of 97.8%. That ratio has resulted in this title becoming the 1st best game of all time and the 1st best game on the Wii.
Also, check out the top rated games of all time list. Super Mario Galaxy has an average of 97.8, which means that pretty much everyone everywhere gave this game at least a 9/10, which is amazing. Yeah. So, Wii finally gets a good game.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

An Expensive Week

Why Video Game Players are now 4x more poor than they used to be.

1. Assassins Creed (360, PS3)
2. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
3. Kane & Lynch (PC, 360, PS3)
4. Crysis (PC)
5. Contra 4 (DS)
6. Uncharted Drake’s Fortune - PS3
7. Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles (Wii)
8. Medal of Honor Heroes 2 (Wii, PSP)
9. BlackSite: Area 51 (PC, 360)
10. Geometry Wars: Galaxies (Wii)
11. Need for Speed Pro Street (PC, 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, DS)
12. Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus (PSP)
13. Alien vs. Predator: Requiem (PSP)
14. Warhammer 40,000 Squad Command (PSP)
15. Sim City Societies (PC)
16. WWE Smackdown Vs. RAW 2008 (360, PS3, PS2, Wii)
17. Orcs & Elves (DS)
18. Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (DS)
19. Beowulf: The Game -(PC, 360, PS3)
20. Everquest: Secrets of Faydwer (PC)
21. Everquest II: Rise of Kunark (PC)
22. Sonic Rivals 2 (PSP)
23. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, from Sony Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 (Wii and DS)
24. Tomb Raider Anniversary (Wii)
25. Dragon Ball Z: Bodokai Tenkaichi 3 (PS2)
26. Boogie (PS2)
27. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (PS2)
28. America’s Army: True Soldiers (PC and 360)
29. Soldier of Fortune: Pay Back (PC and 360)
30. King of Fighters XI (PS2)
31. Petz 2 games - for the kiddies (Wii and DS)
32. Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends (DS)
33. Jenga (DS)

Ironically, I happen to have #1 and #2

Source

Christmas Gifts

Last year we didn't do the three thing, thing. We haven't discussed price linit either--but I'm thinking may be not much. Frits suggested that we do an inexpensive gift or make something but that we bring as a gift something we can do as an offering in the evening--a sort of Christmas talent gift exchange... what does anyone think?

christmas lists?

i wasn't here last year,
(and wasn't included in the gift exchange;
out of sight, out of mind i guess!).
so, i don't know if you did the lists of top 3 things like we did the first year.
remember, it was like... 3 things you need, 3 things you don't need, 3 things you want, 3 things you don't want, 3 things that are home-made, etc etc funny funny etc.

are we doing it again this year?

people, or dad and mom if you already have it planned out in your minds,
please put in your two cents right away so we can get this thing going.

happy getting-ready-for-the-holidays.
(i flavor my coffee to correspond to the season to maintain a celebratory spirit!)

Christmas Gift Exchange

Family--you should all have received a name for your Christmas giving pleasure. If you didn't let me know and I will redo it.
thanks for the blogs, they are very interesting. In case you didn't know, Mom and E. are on a short trip and apparently there is no internet use.

Friday, November 16, 2007

blog replies "comments"

hey, i just realized people are replying to posts and the replies don't show up on the main blog page. i found them by googling our blog and scrolling down.
so, how do you guys do it?
and why? because i just found things written that i hadn't seen before.
so isn't it better if we all just post to the main page?

Happy Birthday... Forever

Disclaimer: This post has absolutely no relation to any birthday previous or upcoming within and/or around the family

So, there is this awesome website I've mentioned before called Nedroid.com

This is one of his latest post


This got me thinking about ideas similar in nature to this comic. Yes, I know this "Oh, you remembered" thing has been done 1000 times before, but its still hilarious when Beartato does it.

Caesar: Happy Birthday Brutus
Brutus: What? It's not my birthday
Caesar: Oh, I was sure that it was someones birthday today
*Silence*
Brutus: Happy Birthday Caesar
Caesar: Oh! You Remembered!
Brutus: *mumbles* too bad it will be your last
Caesar: What?!
Brutus: Nothing

There could be a ridiculous amount of these, although, most notable assassinations have been upon Presidents and foreign government officials. The trick would be to create a series of these with varying punchlines. For example, instead of "too bad it will be your last". There could be something dealing with knives. Or, something like, see you next time *mumbles* through a scope.

This is not as funny as it is morbid and rather dismal, but for some reason, as I write this line I really can't help but laugh a great deal.

Do I have issues? Probably, but that's beside the point.

Also, I have been playing a great deal of Assassin's Creed, which is probably a big part of it.

christmas movie- wait for me!

ok guys. i have a wicked good idea.

everyone who is coming home for christmas WAITS FOR ME

to go watch MR. MAGORIUM this holiday season!

i'll be home on the 21, oh yeah...

mr. magorium review

A night out on the town

"From the period from 2002 to 2008, the war translates into a cost of $20,900 for a family of four. The Bush administration has already requested $804 billion for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined. For the Iraq war only, total economic costs are estimated at $1.3 trillion for the period from 2002 to 2008. That would cost a family of four $16,500, the latest report shows."

Source

Death Star?


Source

Ingredients of a Top 50

Steps to procure a Top 50 song on the international charts:

These steps are in order, please follow as described, do not jump ahead

1: Insert Catchy Title. Allowed to have no pertinence to steps 2-5
2: Create a clever lyric with hypocrisy that is in-between 5-10 words long
3: Insert repetitive chorus dealing with a male/female relationship with issues and no solution
4: Insert emotional affect. Sad usually works best, but happiness sometimes pays off
5: You are done, good job, go eat some cake

Irony Much?

"Welcome to the hospital sir, what would you like today?"
"I would like one kidney and through a liver in why don't you"
"No problem sir, that will be right in you in a minute"
"Thank You"

After the transplants

"Oh, sir, we forgot to tell you, the liver we provided happened to have AIDS Poisoning"


One case of AIDS please

I wouldn't blame the hospital, I mean, the guy was probably going to die anyway.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Christmas Is Coming

Hey, this is dad and mom at a distance. Christmas is coming and we plan on doing the name gift exchange thing again. I will post the listing probably tomorrow if I get to it, so you can plan ahead.
Hilary, love your pictures of Taos--i think it will be a good thing. Good job Finn on the writing program; should be awesome. Everyone of you is amazing and special by the way. Nice summary of the crew York. It is cold tonight in Norris, 39degrees.

dumb test

i don't know who creates those tests
but they are severely disturbed
they must be crazy to think that people actually know what those words mean
so pretty much one of the most pointless things i have ever done
seriously

Culpeper Times

Here is this weeks addition of the Culpeper Times, this marks Jamie's 4th issue:
www.culpepertimes.com
She shot a TON of stuff for this particular issue, it looks really swell.

everyones wicked cool

Hey finn good job on the writing at wilson.
evergreen you worked really hard and did a great job
and most of all your attitude is amazing, and I miss you a wicked lot.
jamie flew in a plane, granted it was crazy, but she's still here.
holland seth and kids had a shrek 3 party.
hilary is moving somewhere really cool and took control.
hans gets to do what ever he wants since he has so little to do.
noah is apparently paying all his bills being a piano tuner which he
just started last year.
Seth gets paid as much as my wife and finishes 110 pages of a book
and gets a nap in, all in one day. not to mention the book synopsis
he should be working on during the work day.
Hannah basicly lives the retired life.
Finn does things in hammocks he should not be doing.
and oh yeah got into the wilson thing.
Fletcher goes to school to play games, and yes he plays a lot.
Then there is Frits, well he sells diabetic shoes and accessories.
I love that I can call all you my siblings, even though it makes
me look boring. I can deal with that. so thanks

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

if only it were that simple

let me just say, in response to ev's comment that her ACT's will determine her future...

IF ONLY IT WERE THAT SIMPLE!

movin up




ok everyone.




i'm moving to taos.




out of my current state of... let's just say it... near-misery.




or, at least that's the hope, anyway.




a hip and spiritual community, so i'm told.




7000 feet.




beat that vermont!




MFA Residency

Hey Everyone,
So I got into the MFA Creative Writing Residency for this winter. This does not mean that I'm going to get a creative writing graduate degree at Wilson. Basically the creative writing graduate students stay at Wilson for 2 weeks in January and a few weeks during the summer. Most of their work around the year is actually done from home, mailing drafts to and from professors and what not. My schools offers a residency program for undergraduate creative writing students. This is what Allison, Veda, and Elena and others did last winter. We come and stay at Wilson with the graduate students for two weeks in January, before school starts back up. And we focus on writing, and audit classes, and talk to people about writing, and workshop our own stuff. So, yeah, I applied and was accepted. Which is fricken' sweet. I'll be coming back to school alot earlier though. I come to school on January 3rd and stay until January 13th. The spring semester starts on the 21st, so afterwards I'll come back home for a week and then go back to school again. But it'll be really awesome. It will allos me a chance to just focus on writing and nothing else. Which I never do and is really something I need to, not just as a creative writing major but more so as a personal need to just give myself time and space to write, and write, and write.

Woot!

p.s. please give your posts titles. they make things much clearer.
so i got my act scores back last night,
with an overall score of 20 , i still didn't get my long hoping for 19 on math, so o well,
hannah you got your death wish,
i really don't want another death wish to go back to the acts otherwise known as (heck),
they are doing them again on december 8 , so don't know if i should them again,
i don't think i would get any higher of a score , i all i need is to get my math up now,
i don't think it will happen though,
just if anyonee wanted to know about the scores of my test that pretty much decides my future...
love ev
love ev

death wish

so for some reason i have decided to apply to grad schools
and with that comes specific obligations such as...
tests
tomorrow i am taking the millers analogy test (MAT)
it is 120 analogies in 1 hour
this is a substitute for the GRE
which if i don't have to take- then i am def. not going to
anyway i am dreading it
but it is something that has to be done
and that is my death wish

the good earth

i just finished the "the good earth" by pearl s buck
i ahd read it in hg school.
now i know what i dont 'like it,
it doesn't paint a pretty pic of people.
i started the alchemest now,
so, seth , what does your work week book list review look like
and any snow plows yet?
fl. write me if you want a present!
from the haverkamp reading list library,
frits and hans, i'm sure you have soemthing boring to add to it,
like learning stuff,
lvoe, mom and evergreen
just finished reading The call of the wild,
i'm adding to the evergreen recommended book list,
not i start the long Grapes of wrath,
is it any good?
love ev

Monday, November 12, 2007

Re: Hilary's Answer

Oh, I get it...It is the "25" days of Christmas...Like, they show the specials for the 25 days preceeding and including Christmas day. Where was my brain???

I wonder, will I EVER get to leave work tonight? Or will I just keep grading, preparing for lecture, grading, preparing for lecture, grading....preparing.....

Oh, the Humanity.

Seth, tell Echo she is going down when I see you guys next week!

Later Dudes

re hans' question

uh... i don't understand the question.

there are specials on abc family for the 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS----

that means 24 days before plus the actual day. the schedule is printed and can be found by clicking on the link i posted days ago.

is this confusing? am i missing something?

or has too much wind blown through that head and boggled up all the good stuff...

:)

A relic from our past, entrenched in our present






For "Pre-Veteran Day" festivities, the Culpeper Regional Airport (you may have heard of it) had on display several WWII airplanes. Jamie, being ever the investigative journalist, seeking all angles, was fortunate enough to fly in one, and even more fortunate to land in one.

The Hermit

Allow me to tell, no sing in full, you a tale so tall that it sung itself to the very hallows of my soul. For on this day an occurrence, oh so bitterly sweet, like honey so pure till dew of mil, grayed with fuzz and fray taint its amber glow to stop liquids drip in tracks of must. For this, my friends, a hermit swears, whom works with cows and jays, is true as true this day has past, from the inner sanctum of ones stead he work beyond walls borders tread.
At this time, just minutes past, a call he made, and alas, the digits of the allured phone, not cellular, for it not works, but tied down to the land like grass the the earth and aspen true, each connected under the great blue. From tower far and cable strung the device so impressive he had won, the numbers flowed from finger tips like rainbows from lovers sweet lips. The ringing in his head remote began with 1 and off it float to the distant land in ye old DC where clients melt with ecstasy. No answer yet, the reverbial sound, as the moo of the cow (4 stomachs!) by ringing drowned - the clock strikes nine in morning time, the ring hits 2, still on the line. As he waits, the phone in hand, sweat wells up like the timeless sand, around his ear from the device melting away like glacier ice. As ring 3 bellow called, his nerves rattle, the cattle call, must be time to feed, and his head swelled with lost of ease; for soon so sure would be ring 5 when to voice mail his time divide; but first it came as clear as dawn, he heard ring 4, the awful song, he came to him, he knew it would, but still surprised it left him stood, for in the dark of that day, he knew to soon to temptress fade.
Alas, his heart beat so sure to know that failed attempts soon lure, his mind no longer, yet suddenly, was emptied to his stomach queeze; it dropped a mile or so it seemed and pushed with butterflies of might wings - for at that time it happened to he that ring 5 made thunder beneath the trees. The jays did fly so suddenly, leaving wriggly treats below the leaves, for to them they sensed the angst inside that even cows from breakfast hide. The ring took eons it seemed to complete, from beginning to end of its cackling creep, and then it happened so surely it did that he heard a voice so steadily - "You have reached the mail of mine, I am not here, you did not find, so leave a message, to be so kind, and your sales call will be left behind...unanswered, uncared, deleted behind".
Followed by a tone so course, so unabridged like code from Morse, it happens after you leave your voice on trails of smoke in airs unchoice - should I leave a message this day? I think not for baby Clive has woke up to play, with wood train set and small pine tree and toss of rings - blue, green, yellow, orange and pink; and on this day I should think not so bad to make one call or wink and then with small mini man make play off in a fantasy land.

plane info xmas

okay - jill and i are travelling toghether for once for xmas:

Flying into Tennessee:

Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Delta Air Lines # 4948 Operated by: Comair, Inc - Please check in with the operating carrier


New York La Guardia (LGA) to Knoxville Mc Ghee Tyson (TYS)
Departure (LGA): December 19, 9:55 PM EST (evening)
Arrival (TYS): December 20, 12:14 AM EST (morning)

Flying from Tennessee:

Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Delta Air Lines # 5006 Operated by: Comair, Inc - Please check in with the operating carrier


Knoxville Mc Ghee Tyson (TYS) to New York La Guardia (LGA)
Departure (TYS): January 2, 6:00 AM EST (morning)
Arrival (LGA): January 2, 7:59 AM EST (morning)

bus schedule

just so ya'll have jill and my schedule in case seth can't do the pick-up or drop-off, the bus arrives at 610 I St NW, Washington, DC, 20001
Question? 212-343-3280 718-386-5500 info@apexbus.com

at supposedly 12:30 pm. on wed. 11/21 and leaves on friday the 23'rd at 5 pm from the same place

Broadway strikes

I went to tune the piano on the stage of "Spring Awakening" on one of those Broadway theaters a couple days ago, but all the stagehands in many of the theaters were on strike, so i couldn't tune it. that was neat. according to the one i spoke with, the producers (or someone like that) want to give paycuts to the stagehands. guy said they didn't want a raise, just wanted to hold onto what they've got.

to you guys

from ev and mom,
we have viewed with great excitment and thrill
all of your submissions,
and are very impressed, very,
writings, paintings, additions,
questions, answers , wit,
all great,
keep them up,
i can not for one of you pick a choice to win,
but here with in stand proud of all of you,
i am almost done with "the good earth"
hans, have yo u done that one,????
i know all the rest of you have,
eve is almost done with "call of the wild".
i also bought a thai news paper in enlish
adn i has much to assimialte,
sweet dreams to all of you who never communicate,other than thru the blog,
lvoe, mom and evergreen

Portrait




This is the finished portrait... yay

seth

Sunday, November 11, 2007

World Clock Facts

Interesting Approximation of World Statistics

World Clock Facts

It is interesting how close abortions and marriages are.

The Sculliad

Today I come bearing a tale, to regale you with an epic heretofore unbeknownst to man. I have travelled far to sing to you my story, from Augusta, Georgia, where, as a fledgling rower, I participated in "The Head of the South," a regatta of monolithic proportions. Though this was indeed my second race as a rower it was but my first as a sculler. Just as a hawk or else an osprey glides on feathered wings, intent and furious upon its prey, plummets low and snatches easily a duckling or swan, cowering in a cove, and drags them with iron shackles forcibly into the skies, so I, with twin plumed wings glides gently across gusts of water below. The race began, friends, early in the morning. Picture, if you will, a sun, enormous to be seen, rising bouyantly from the rivered horizon, light like dust eminating through the earth.

Grasping my oars in urgency, I set out towards the starting line, where soon will begin a five-kilometer race of willpower, of nerves. Like a serpent I cut deep swathes through the waters. Each stroke, caught and driven and feathered and finished like the majestic champions of ancient times. The world bends low to my passing, the waters part in anticipation of my coming. And yet. A moment's glance, a moment's hesitation, fumbling. But a moment. And then suddenly my clouds are overturned on their heads and the river in indignation rises full to swallow me in her swell, how monstrous to see. The flames burning wild in my heart are doused. On the hull of my boat I hang limp by but a thread. Then, friends. It just so happens a nymph passed by. And in generosity, oh guide I will never forget thee, aided me in the righting of my craft. And nearby there was a dock and with difficulty I rowed to it and, standing aright, how thrice-six men couldn't do so as men are built these days, I hoisted my boat high towards the heavens, and as so a fire rekindled inside the pyre of my breast and burst into flames and the gods were blinded by the light they saw within me so bright it was. If before the world was held helpless in my grasp, if before mine enemies cringed and cowered low, fearful of my wrath, now with burgeoning courage the universe lay suppliant at my feet. And I towered over it and with a spear in one hand a spear in the other I sat as a god in my throne and the oceans quacked in fear of my coming.

At the starting line, all around me were opponents to my cause. Do they not realize that I am chosen by the very fates themselves! My destiny was ordained and all foolish enough to halt my path would lay like rotten bones upon the river floor. Wind a demon gnawed at my wet skin, jealous of my glory and eternal fame. But he did not realize, could not realize, so blind was he, that his seething cold could never match my anticipation for the race to begin. Idleness gnawed at my soul and I've never known a pain more great then the pause before one's glory.

At last, the trumpet was played aloud and low, and the sound resonated and echoed throughout the nearby mountains and all for many miles looked towards myself in eagerness. I snapped like an arrow from its string and through the water shot straight for destiny. My eyes were like the blazes found only deep within the earth's breast and mine enemies looked furtively away when they caught my steeling gaze. My oars dug deep into the water's depths, fish and other creatures flailed and flopped to avoid my piercing blades. The finish was mine, far off I could see it, arms open ready to embrace my coming. And in rage I rowed ever the harder, steering blindly for my fate.

And oh! How blind I was! With unseeing eyes I came too close to the boundaries that fate had long ago lay before me. And suddenly seeing, for the fire in surprise had fled my eyes, I tried with all my energy to avoid the beast that stood blocking my way. Oh! How I wish with all my being I could live this moment again! A fool I was. But no! I was cast aside. Like a star I fell from the heavens and fate fled further and further away from my grasp. She has chosen another to be her prize. And my oars dropped loose from my hands. And cursing aloud any gods that would listen I fell clumsy from my throne. And the water how bitter to taste.

Time passed unkowing to me. How long I lay lifeless on my desecrated bow I do not know. For friends I was robbed. Denied the glory promised to me. And dejected I lay weeping.

And then light found me again. In darkness I had been, foolish. But the sun smiled upon me, knowing my loss and confusion. And the darkness fled my mind, and I sat aright and found again my purpose. It was clear. Clear like my very hand that sat before me. Fate was blind to my desire, but I was blind to reality. Now I realize, now I know, destiny still awaits. But the path to destiny is neither short nor easy. Alas, friends, listen, listen and heed my word. The path you seek is long, and arduous, and strewn with rocks and roots. And we will trip and our hands will bleed and our ankles will break from wear. But these will heal. And our feet, and our minds, over time they will harden and learn the path and resist all that obstruct us and the path will become shorter and shorter, though the journey be long, and old and hunched we will stride into fate, marked by the hardships of our years and our striving. And we will reach it. After much trial only destiny awaits.

Renewed and pleased I righted my boat and again set off, down the path. The waters now felt brilliant to catch. Each slide a step towards kingship. Waterlogged, I rowed with difficulty to the finish but oh, the pleasure.

Avian Influenza

People should really stop making out with birds, or whatever it is that they are doing.

Click to Image to Enlarge

Also, interesting article about how H5N1 (Avian Bird Flu) could be the next pandemic.

Article

Holiday Specials

Hilary,

Thanks for the heads up on the Christmas specials this year. I would like to catch a couple of the specials this year, but do not know how long the channel is running them for. Do you know how many days before Christmas the channel is going to be showing the specials?

Peace out

Saturday, November 10, 2007

christmas specials!!!

hey,

for those of you whose lives revolve around work and tv,

or for those of you who missed christmas specials last year

(maybe you were in uganda...),

or for those of you who need to quiet your kids down at 8/7 c,

or for those of you who just love to feel like a kid again...

here is abc family's tv schedule for the "25 days of christmas."

lots and lots of movies-- newbies and classics...

geez, i'm excited!!!!

pax in the season!

The Ninja Parade

Observe the absence of Ninja's here

Writers Guild Strike

What the heck are they striking for? Well, now you can actually know.

Writer Guild Strike Educational Video

Two quickies

To Noah,

Do you remember a ways back, perhaps within the last year or two, that I mentioned to you that I didn't "get" the song Rivendall on Rush's Fly by Night? Well, first of all, I did not at the time know that it was in fact about "Rivendall" from the LOTR's trilogy. Second, your one or two comments also changed my view of the song, and i am listening to it right now, and it is very nice. And, come to think of it, now "In the End" is on, which is, I think, my very, all-time favority Rush song - yes, it is.

Second, for all of you non-readers out there (i.e., York, Hannah, anybody else...), I have recently finished "100 Years of Solitude," which is now on Hans' recommended reading list. I am now currently about 1/4 of the way into "Shogun," which is already really cool...And gives me precedance to be asked that you all call me Hans Blackthorne from now on...AKA, the pirate hero of the novel.

Now, I am off to an open house at my illustrious institution of higher learning.

peace to you all

bye for now

Friday, November 9, 2007

congratulations hannah, york and finn!

what do these 3 have in common? they all attended a college listed in Sierra Club's "top Ten" list of proactive amazing environmentally friendly colleges.

to fly or not to fly

hey.

this may be helpful for those wayward or unenlightened travelers.

it's 15 tips for flying...

just click here... it's that easy!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

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Don't forget parents, YOU, have a duty. You must learn the foreign semi-complicated language that is l33t.

Watch this educational video


Did you learn a few things? Well I sure did.

"I can see why parents would be worried, because it could... it could lead to danger"

Also, now you can "Crack" l33t with this nifty tool

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Via Nedroid

Thanks to the Awesome that is Nedroid, I have not one, but two hilarious drawing by this pure genius.

"Pig with Human Face"

"Bear Tattoo Fortune Cookie"
/\/\ This One is my Wallpaper /\/\

best song in the world

2007 marks the 30th anniversary of the best song ever

"we will rock you"

written by the best band ever--------queen

it is also the 30th anniversary of
"we are the champions"
another great song
featured in an awesome movie
"mighty ducks"

"Welcome to Weirdoville" population? SuperSeth

Well, its finally happend. This truly impresive peace of flesh (i've been working out on a regular basis) has finally crossed the weirdo border. "Hi seth," said the border patrol," glad to see you finally made it; took alittle longer than i expected but the important thing is that your here."

"Wow," sais I, " the countryside is so pritty!"

Escape! I must escape! The distant hills are sparkling with a deep bluish glow, the trees, which once looked so bleak and barron are now suffused with a never ending credit card amnount of the season -"fall"! The stream beds, no longer shriveled mounds of cracked dirt, are bubbling and purring; the meadows, "Ahh! The meadows! Look man, look! Theres just too many prity little flowers!" I scream with agony, tearing at my hair, pulling out nothing, the pain being mental, because my head is shaved. "And the sky," I bellow," It's, it's, ... actual;y theres nothing special about the sky. Yes! A moments relie--- oh no!" I fall to my knees, i pound the little flowers surrounded by nice blades of soft grass. "No! Its turning beautiful! Is that a rainbow?"

I must escape! What has that book done to me! I dont want to be in weirdovill- its all so Picture Perfect!

Fantasy, yes, thats how i will escape, alittle blood here, dragon guts, swords, armor, magic, matyhem, love------ ah , its everywhere!

silence, no escape,

Silence, no escape. I read, in one day, at work, "Bridges of Madison County." BIG MISTAKE! I never cried so hard a day in my life! I was, of coourse at work when this happened. Its all right, if i wans't used to being made fun of before, I sure am now!

I know, i'll KILL myself!

seth

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

100%

I was able to name every last video game correctly.

Thank you very much, and have a pleasant day.

Bye for now

(Last night) Holland hard at work for Channel 21 during this adorable small town's big election night. I'm shooting this for the paper, and sweet little Cliver's is playing with Aunt Hannah... whom he has become very very found of.
Have a great night everyone. Sally and Ev have a great day in a far away land of adventure.
-Jamie

Rush By Night

Hey everyone,
do you listen to Pandora radio?
Awesome, me too.
My main station is Rush, which I've edited pretty extensively.
Its gotten pretty good.
I'm feeling generous so now you can listen to my Rush station too.
Rush By Night.