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I GOT A WII

remote!

Yeah I didn’t actually get the entire console, just the remote. My next door neighbor has a Wii, and I thought I’d buy a second controller for when I actually have a full console myself, but in the meantime I just have a place to store my Mii, and a dedicated controller for myself. Uwee hee hee.

Anyways I played a good amount of Wii Sports and some Super Monkey Ball minigames, and now Vinit’s playing some Zelda, and I can definitely say I’m glad I plan on getting one myself. Hooray Nintendo!

I’m going to try to spend more time focusing on dreams. Maybe I will make this thing my “dreams blag.” Anyway here’s what I dreamed about last night:

I was sitting in a lecture hall with Shiranne and the teacher said that we’ve run out of things to talk about today, so he decided he would quiz us on how many fire departments there are in Marin County. He drew a little chart showing the number of fire departments in each city, and I raised my hand and said “make sure you remember the small towns out by Point Reyes” and everyone was like “DUH, JEFFREY. GEEZ”

Cigarettes

I’d like to take a little time out to curse what has ruined a great number of my friends’ lives: cigarettes.

Even if they don’t realize it, the time that they’ve already spent sucking on burnt things, the change in their habits, and the effect it will have on the rest of their lives is just so amazingly devastating.

Screw the health issue. We eat stuff that will kill us, we do activities that are unhealthy – a lot of things in the world threaten our health a whole lot. But smokers alter their entire social life to hang out with other people for the sake of smoking, actively disgust and discourage their existing friends, and become amazingly less personal due to the fact that they have to remove themselves from their daily lives to go and feed an addiction that doesn’t help them in the slightest, while funding an evil industry just because they want to be “edgy” or something of the sort.

What’s more, the longer they continue to smoke, the less likely it is that they’ll be able to quit – and that will affect their lives. It will affect their kids’ lives – and maybe that’s where its unhealthiness hits hardest. It saddens me so much to see the start of a negative life decision, but I can only imagine how horrible it will be down the road.

Seriously, I think what pisses me off the most about cigarettes is that they are so amazingly unhelpful and unnecessary. That fact alone makes me lose faith in those who I used to call friends simply because they’re letting themselves be consumed by a void. I can’t think of them the same way – and neither can a whole lot of people – simply because they’ve decided to take part in something so obviously harmful and useless.

My room faces the quad where people go to waste their lives in the ash tray and I want to replace butts with something more striking, like “STOP SMOKING.” Unfortunately that wouldn’t fit very well without hyphenating it, so I’m thinking of something more direct, like “FUCK YOU.”

Swamp threshold

There’s some sort of limit to how much work I have before I feel swamped – or at least it’s interesting how less I feel I have to do now that I have one assignment under wraps.

Beforehand I had 5 pages of a Psych essay to write, a big ol’ Phonology assignment to plow through, and then an entire piece to orchestrate, all within the next few days. But now that I know exactly what piece I’m orchestrating, everything seems a whole lot more manageable. Like, twice as manageable. That’s not mathematically correct but it certainly feels right!

I think it was because I was going to be juggling three giant assignments and just chipping away as I wallowed in sorrow but now I know I’ll have two whole days to work on Phonology, and two more days to work on Psych. Phew.

Anyway I should shut up now since I’m in a class I have trouble paying attention in!

A Good Day.

I woke up this morning after partying at Ruji’s house, which was all good fun. I ended up falling asleep with my hat on and awoke to find that I was the only one in the entire house, except the cat. A little spooky! But good times nevertheless.

Then I headed up to San Francisco on 280, which was really great! It was the first time I had gone over 40 MPH since I arrived in Santa Cruz almost two months ago. I arrived at the Civic Center, found a cheap parking spot, and met my mom and sister at the Orpheum Theater for Chicago starring Huey Lewis, who played Billy Flynn. He might not be the best actor in the world but he sure can smile! It was pretty rad to see him! Oh also the entire musical was great too.

Then we went out to Max’s Opera Cafe, where my mom sort of surprised my sister and me by doing the birthday thing where the staff sings to us in harmony whilst bringing our desserts. Our birthdays are in about two months but the seats at the Orpheum and the dinner were her present so that’s pretty rad! Also I’m sort of celebrating my 21st in New York with Hannah and Brendan and Beau so I think that was one part of my local birthday party.

I drove back down on the 1 which was very relaxing because it’s a full moon and it was illuminating the beach the whole way down. Now I am contemplating going to play some DDRs. Hooray!

Looo

I have to do two hours of psych experiments this quarter for my Psych and Religion class, and I’m looking through the experiments offered. One is “Dance Dance Revolution” where you go in and learn to play DDR for an hour. The prerequisite though is that you never played DDR before and that you especially haven’t played it for five years.

Oh well! I guess I’ll choose something stupid like “Imagining Meaning In Metaphor” instead.