Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Hooray for Chemistry!

Not ten minutes ago, I was sitting in my Chemistry class waiting for it to start. The professor, Dr. Brown, hadn't shown up yet and people were talking. A lady came in and shushed everyone. Amazingly, all immediately went quiet. She announced "Dr. Brown has been detained. As a result, class has been cancelled." Almost before she finished, a loud cheer went out, people stood up, people raised their arms in the air in acts of praise, people clapped. "Yay!"
All I could do was laugh because I expected more a more restrained exuberance. It made me feel a lot better that I'm not alone in my dislike of that class.

Three cheers for Dr. Brown,


Thursday, February 15, 2007

"Is it Bernard?"

Have you ever been mistaken for someone else? Maybe it happens to other people more often, but it's never happened to me before, until yesterday.
So I was walking from my Folklore class to my Chemistry class and as I rounded a corner, this guy looks at me, stops, and says "Is it Bernard?" Realizing that he's talking to me, I stop and look at him. Then he repeats the question "Is it Bernard?" I give him a confused look wondering what he's talking about when I realize he's asking if I'm Bernard. I slowly say "No, it's Dan." But he just keeps on looking at me like he's still half-expecting to have a conversation with me as I turn and walk away.
I thought to myself, why would he think I looked like Bernard? Was I making some sort of strange expression with my face? Did my hair look like Bernards from being mashed down by my beanie? Was it the fact that I hadn't shaved for 4 days? Was it the way members of some secret organization identify each other? Or do I just amazingly resemble Bernard? I began to wonder myself if it wasn't really Bernard after all, but as I rounded the next corner, I recieved a friendly slap on the shoulder from a mission buddy who let me know that I really am who I think I am and not Bernard.



P.S. I thought of some other closing lines like 'Bernarderiffic', 'Bernardtastic', 'Bernardfully', and 'With warm Bernards'.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

New Direction

Since my Geology 230 class is over and I've secured a grade I like, there won't be anymore assigned topics or questions given to me.

So, I've decided that this blog will take things in a new direction. I'll periodically be posting interesting or funny things or maybe just some random babblings or whatever happens to pop into my head at the time.
So things will be going in a new direction, one which looks pretty much exactly like the old direction.

Burninating the countryside,


Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Time Waster

I have an excuse for the extended hiatus. I've been extremely lazy when I haven't been extremely busy. So as promised, I will reveal the "most random thing [I was] doing during class time instead of listening to [Kirsten's] lesson." Now that grades for last semester have been submitted, I can reveal that without risking a hit to my GPA. (Even though I know that Kirsten doesn't always pay attention in her classes either.)

A long time devotee of video games, I delight in the subtle tricks and strategies which when employed will allow me to gain an advantage over my opponent’s intelligence both artificial and human. Some time last semester, my brother-in-law introduced me to an online video game that promises both fast gameplay and maximum fun. I introduce you to Chaos Faction! I must confess that I spent at least part of one class period playing this little delight. If you chose to follow the link and sacrifice some time, you'll understand what I'm talking about. My favorite character to be is Merilli. He's got Gorilli's body and hands with Mechalo's eyes, and Cowboy's feet. I have the best mojo with him.

I know that playing video games during class isn't really a "random" thing to do, but by far this was the most interesting and entertaining thing I did during class ... besides participate and learn of course.

Can't kick the habit,