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Two and Twenty

May 24, 2009

In two days, I’ll be flying to Washington, D.C., for a business trip. In twenty days, I’ll be flying to Lilongwi, Malawi, for a vacation.

I thought that was kinda cool.

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Young Again

May 21, 2009

I just got my Personal Health Profile from a recent physical at Kaiser. My Health Age is “that of a healthy, low risk 18 year old man.”

(I’m really 27.) Go me.

Team Fortress 2 on Ubuntu Linux

March 23, 2009

And now, I’ve got Team Fortress 2 running on Ubuntu Linux 8.1 using Wine 1.1.6.   I had to turn the graphics way down due to the fact that this is running on a Dell D620 Laptop.

Team Fortress 2 on Ubuntu Linux

Team Fortress 2 on Ubuntu Linux

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Markology

March 17, 2009
  1. What is your salad dressing of choice?
    Italian or Ranch/House
  2. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
    Cheesecake Factory
  3. What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of it?
    Subway
  4. What are your pizza toppings of choice?
    right now, I could go for Hawaiian
  5. What do you like to put on your toast?
    Peanut Butter
  6. How many televisions are in your house?
    2
  7. What color cell phone do you have?
    1st Gen iPhone
  8. Are you right-handed or left-handed?
    right
  9. Have you ever had anything removed from your body? weird question?
    So far, just wisdom teeth and debri.
  10. What is the last heavy item you lifted?
    the last one? eh, bag of potting soil
  11. Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
    not knocked unconscious, I just passed out for no reason while playing football
  12. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
    No
  13. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
    I wouldn’t change it
  14. Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
    sure
  15. How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
    3
  16. What’s your goal for the year?
    survive
  17. Last person you talked to?
    Mother
  18. Last person you hugged?
    Mother
  19. Favorite Season?
    Summer
  20. Favorite day of the week?
    Friday
  21. Favorite Month?
    eh.. Summer
  22. First place you went this morning?
    Work
  23. What’s the last movie you saw?
    DVD: Bangkok Dangerous
    Theater: Coraline
    Theatre: Spring Awakening
  24. Do you smile often?
    Yes
  25. Do you always answer your phone?
    I’m very good about it, but no, not always.
  26. It’s four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?
    Bad News
  27. If you could change your eye color what would it be?
    Probably blue
  28. What flavor drink do you get at Sonic?
    I’ve never been to Sonic
  29. Have you ever had a pet fish?
    Yes
  30. Favorite Christmas song?
    don’t know
  31. What’s on your wish list for your birthday?
    My birthday will be in Malawi, this year: to return home, safely.
  32. Can you do push ups?
    Yes.
  33. Can you do a chin up?
    Yes.
  34. Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
    Excited!
  35. Do you have any saved texts?
    I don’t delete them
  36. Ever been in a car wreck?
    accident, yes
    car wreck, no
  37. Do you have an accent?
    no
  38. What is the last song to make you cry?
    don’t know
  39. Plans tonight?
    No
  40. Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
    Yes
  41. Name 3 things you bought yesterday.
    Mylanta, Wet Wipes
  42. Have you ever been given roses?
    no
  43. Current hate right now?
    None
  44. Met someone who changed your life?
    Yes
  45. How did you bring in the New Year?
    Visited the Center of the World (Felicity, CA) on New Years Eve.
  46. What song represents you?
    I don’t know
  47. Name three people who might complete this?
    Not One Soul

25 Things

February 14, 2009

Twenty-Five Random Things you may not have known about Me:

  1. I’ve driven 6 hours, round trip, for the sole purpose of trying a new restaurant. (Good Food? How Far?)
  2. I’ve been the cause of a spontaneous 2-day road trip.  I literally gave my cousin a phone call and we were on the road within 2 hours. (Arizona?)
  3. I’ve managed to fall through the floor twice — on consecutive days. (I brused my bum, Opps, I did it again)
  4. I’ve been engulfed by a bonfire explosion and can tell you why gasoline is now banned at beach bonfires: Me.
  5. I’ve been told by a doctor that I’m a candidate for a cadaver cartilage replacement in my knees. (Chondromalacia Patella, Results)
  6. I can tie a cherry stem into a knot in my mouth.
  7. I used to call my grandfather, Grandmadad.  I was very young.
  8. I have been to the official “Center of the World”: Felicity, CA.
  9. I’m looking forward to eating a rat on a stick in Africa.
  10. I had a motorcycle permit for a whole year, but I’ve never been on a motorcycle.
  11. I’ve only broken two bones in my life.  Amazing, I know, but — I broke both hands at the same time.
  12. I’ve been in a helicopter over Maui.  Fun!
  13. I’m eager to skydive, but scared to bungee jump.
  14. “How’s that go, again?”
  15. I’ve been approached by a Google technical recruiter.
  16. My brother used to wake in the middle of the night to my yelling, “He’s in the vent!  He’s in the vent!”
  17. I worked as a pipefitter in a shipyard for 17 months, 1 week and 2 days. (PLNU vs NASSCO, NASSCO was my whale)
  18. I’ve lived in San Diego for 20 years and I’ve never been surfing.
  19. I’ve built two functioning trebuchets, and I’ve launched 2 liter bottles over 100 feet.
  20. My passport is stampless, but I’ve been to Mexico and Canada.
  21. I have no cavities.
  22. I can recite 15 significant digits of pi.
  23. I’ve almost severed two index fingers. (slightly exaggerated, but still serious accidents) (Can’t touch this)
  24. I enjoy cycling.  Though, I’ve had my ups and downs. (Going the distance, A Crash Course, Why do we fall?, Bike and Forth, Longer and HarderAwesome God)
  25. The cake is a lie!