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Absent Again

May 22, 2010

Sorry, but I’m apparently going away for the week (again). It’s kind of a pain how I always seem to be forced to travel to random locations and abandon whatever it is I’ve worked on, then come back a week later and have to start from scratch. Let’s hope that this time I don’t take a month to actually start posting again.

I’ll have to skip the Movie You’ve Never Heard Of post I was working on, as it still isn’t quite finished. Posting some music to make up for Monday, at least.

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Accented Absences

April 10, 2010

So tomorrow I leave for a short trip to visit my grandma for her birthday. I leave you with a short program I wrote, which allows these foolish American laptop keyboards to use accented characters. All you have to do is press ALT+the key (a, e, i, o, u or n).

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If you want it to start up at the same time your computer turns on, drag it into your Start Up in the start menu.

I’ll try to blog from there, but if I’m not able to then…whatever no one reads this anyway.

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Necro-Blogging

April 2, 2010

Nobody has posted in months...it is time!

Thanks to an extremely unexpected comment, I’ve decided to perhaps get back to updating this blog. It would be a good thing to do, simply because at the moment I have quite a bit of free time on my hands. Looking at the date, I probably should have posted yesterday: that way the next time I bailed I could just pass the post off as an April Fool’s joke.

So wazzup?

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Saturated Saturday

June 13, 2009

Feel free to punch me for continous use of themed days. However, seeing as yesterday we missed Film Friday, we can make an exception. Before we get down to the videos, though, I’d like to happily announce that Saxon and I attended and lived through our graduation ceremony on Thursday. I was the only graduate student in the classes I attended the following day, though I’m not sure if I was the only one in the entire school. We’ll post some pictures of us looking b’dass sometime this week, and take that as an opportunity to get the about us page up for good. There was also a barbecue hosted by my father Friday night, so I didn’t end up sleeping for near 37 hours. Was fun, though. Now, on with the youtube!


As an apology for missing yesterday, as well as the fact that I just came up with the idea to post it, here is another video about a man that would eat Chuck Norris like the piece of chicken he is.


It’s very difficult to not shed manly tears at the final commercial. I hope you realize what a panzy Chuck is.

Well, I hope that the two videos have been satisfactory this day. I’m going to go do some arting, so goodbye for now.

See you next time,
-Tamarti.

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Monotonous Monday

June 1, 2009

We were thinking of how we could make Mondays a tad more interesting, and then thought of perhaps streaming music for the enjoyment of ourselves and others that were having a dull day. Let us then introduce Musical Mondays~!

Yes the name may sound like something that was thought up of at a homosexual convention (no offense guys), but it seemed like a plausible idea and still does. Even if our taste in music differs from your own, you may just happen to stumble upon some music you like and be temporarily relieved of boredom. Who knows, you could even discover a band you like that you’d have never found otherwise.

So the basic gist is this: every Monday Saxon and/or I will post 1 or 2 musical streams for all to use, which will also later be added to a page of all our compiled streams. So without further ado, let’s get some streams up.

By the by, at yesterdays collectibles convention I ended up buying the hardcover Godfather book from 1969 for $1, a $32 Marvel comic for $5 entitled ‘Doctor Strange vs Dracula'(the dude selling it was a nice guy, regardless of the “deal” I got), and the original Metal Gear Solid for $12. My friend, on the other hand, got 8 Xenomorph comics, 2 Xenomorph action figures (Predator is better!), and an action figure detailing a rat that must have grown up in Chernobyl. He likes his little monster dudes, it seems.

Now off I go to attend a farewell dinner party. May you all have a good evening.
-Tamarti.

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Late Return

May 30, 2009

Aloha good folks!

Some random hunter dude cut open the bears stomach so I could get out, so here I am a couple weeks late. That and the fact that I’ve been extremely lazy since I got back, and have had a bunch of stuff on my plate. Anyway, first down to the trip: it rained every single of the days we were out, save for one where it rained just a little, then was actually clear. NOT sunny, though. On the way back home, we were all basically looking at the ball of fire in the sky like cavemen exclaiming “WTF IS THAT!?”. I also got a haircut on the trail. Well, if you can consider me sawing off my hair with an X-Acto-like blade a haircut, then it is.

The knife at the bottom, the blade(s) I used in the center, and a mechanical pencil for scale.

The knife at the bottom, the blade(s) I used in the center, and a mechanical pencil for scale.

At first I was using the whole knife, but then I realized I could use the blade more efficiently alone. Why did I do this at all, you ask? Well, when you’re wandering around in the bush with half your weight on your back, the last thing you need is for your stupid bangs to get wet and in your eyes. Which happened on the first day. Alot. As soon as we had a fire going I sawed off about an inch of my bangs, and some from the left side of my head, tossing it into the fire when I finally finished. What made it even better is that we cooked some b’dass steaks about 20 minutes later, and those steaks were quite possibly the highlight of the trip. Nothing beats steak cooked over an open fire. NOTHING.

As a final note relevant to the Nitinat trip, while we were doing our last 2 hour canoe venture across one of the lakes, we ended up talking about what we were going to eat first for all 2 hours. A & W Uncle Burgers won by a landslide, which we eventually ate as a huge group when we had the chance. I also had a Mozza Burger.

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If you ever have the chance to do a part of the West Coast Trail, I really recommend you do it. Although I admit I would have much rather preferred having sun and wonderful weather, I still had a blast. Make sure you take reliable dry bags, though, because I’m pretty sure they saved my life. I didn’t take many photographs thanks to the weather, but I’ll see about making an online album or just posting the few I have on LoL.

Good to be back,
-Tamarti.

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Blood and Thunder

May 6, 2009

Anyone else into books? The title is a reference to one of the best I’ve never read. What are we all reading right now? Any reccomendations?

At the moment, I’m reading George Orwell’s 1984. I’m not very far, but it’s really interesting. It appeals to the more technically-oriented me. I’ve got a couple other classics to read whenever I get bored too, as well as several used books that I picked up for free at the newspaper’s book fair. $2 each, $3 for hard cover. Was friggin’ amazing. I picked up 15 or 20, but I met one of my English teachers who said that she had already sent out her husband with her first batch!
Anyway, some of the stuff from that pile that I plan to read includes Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Othello, some books by Dean Koontz, a couple by Isaac Asimov (including the Last Question), and some random books by people I have never heard of.

Any comments (even “I LOVE BOOKS!!!1”) are appreciated. Tell me anything.

Big Brother is watching.
-Saxon

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