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Why I <3 John Mayer

Because he does hip hop too.


Now go back and listen to Daughters, bitches.

Brigadier General

For those wondering where I’ve been the past week…

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I’ve been playing Killzone 2 a lot…

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The Very Hungry George Dubya

Today is the first day of spring! To commemorate this monumentous occasion, Google has modified their logo.

Today, the Very Hungry Caterpillar is featured. If you haven’t read this book, I think it’s safe to assume you experienced an extremely saddening childhood. One without many other kindergarten joys such as eating Green Eggs and Ham, or finding out Where the Wild Things Are.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been loved by children since it was first published in 1969. The book has even been cited as George W. Bush’s favourite book while growing up. Unfortunately for Mr. Bush, he was in his early 20’s when the book was published.

Perhaps there was some sort of miscommunication when he was asked. Perhaps George thought the question was “What’s your favourite childrens’ book?”, instead of “What’s your favourite childhood book?”

Either way: hilarious.

The Wikipedia Game

Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world, can write anything they want about any subject. So you know you are getting the best possible information.

– Michael Scott

Wikipedia is a great source for quick information. It is also a great form of entertainment. Whether it may be looking up naughty articles, or learning about practically anything, Wikipedia is a source of knowledge that can be abused by anybody.

A friend introduced me to the Wikipedia Game yesterday. You start from a random article, and try to get to another random article by only clicking the links on each page. For example, to get from White House to Smarties, the progression was:

White House
Red Room
State Dining Room
Plaster
Fresco
Mural
Forest
Madagascar
Cocoa
Chocolate
Candy Bar
Nestle
List of Nestle Brands
Smarties

My friend further challenged me to get from “Carbon Nanotube” to “Hippopotamus”

Carbon nanotube
Cytoplasm
Fatty acid
Lipid
Risk factor
Measles
Vietnam
Mammal
Hippopotamus

A hard one was getting from “Lamborghini Diablo” to “Whiteboard

Lamborghini Diablo
Manual Transmission
Learning Curve
Learning
Pedagogy
Teacher
Education
Interactive whiteboard
Whiteboard

I think we might have found an impossible one…

I’m currently stuck getting from “Volcano” to “Snowboarding Pants”. I’ve done my due diligence by exploring the links to mountains, snowboarding, and even snowboarding brands.

If you can find the trail, let me know!

Random Tweets

I’ve got a few things lined up for today.

  1. Steve Aoki Concert @ Starlight
  2. PDEng group assignment is due
  3. My package from Amazon is supposed to come in today. (It should have been here last Friday.)

I don’t have a twitter account, but if I did, today would probably have the following tweets:

8:50    Slept through my alarm clock =[

9:15     It’s freaking cold outside…

10:00  STEVE AOKI IN 12 HOURS

10:30  WTF my shipment from Amazon still isn’t here

11:00  I’m hungry

12:00  I probably shouldn’t have eaten my lunch at 11… Now I have nothing to do.

1:00    DUNZO WITH PDENG!

2:00   2pm – 3pm is the worst part of a work day… It’s right after lunch, and you don’t feel productive at all

2:05    lalalalala

2:20    Round trip to vancouver is only $390 if I take two red-eyes!

2:30    DAMMIT, AMAZON, SHIP MY PACKAGE.

2:31     F*** YOU AMAZON.

2:35     I wish Amazon would die.

2:40    Almost 3pm!

2:45     15 min until 3!

2:55     Why isn’t it 3 yet?

3:00    Only 2 hours ’till I get off work!

5:10     Napping – dnd till 7

7:30    My group better have submitted PDEng by now…

9:00    STEVE AOKI IN 60 MIN! Meeting up w/ Mel now, then heading to starlight.

10:15  Steve Aoki looks like a woman from far away…

12:15  I can’t find Mel…  Also, I can’t find my left shoe… I hope I can find my shoe…

1:45    Found my shoe!

2:30   Best. Night. Ever.

2:45   Going to sleep. I’m going to need 15 cups of coffee tomorrow.. ughh…

2:46   Where’s Melissa?

Persistance and Apples

Everyday for the past week, I’ve been coercing my co-worker to eat an entire apple; the skin, the stem, the core – everything.

Well… today he did it.
Lesson learned: persistence pays off.