Thursday, February 26, 2009

Frozen Yoghurt, I call it Fro-ghurt

Being sick is ass. You feel terrible. (thats bad)

However, I don't have that guilty feeling of not having done anything today. (thats good)

You look terrible (thats bad)

You get to take pseudophedrine (thats good)

Gives me cotton mouth (thats bad)

I get to watch TV all day (thats good)

I don't get to read cause I can't concentrate (thats bad)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ignorance is bliss

You are the fastest person at your school. Then you had to high school and you are the 7th fastest.
This was such an awesome meal of Vietnamese, then you go to Melbourne and everything tastes worse.
This is the greatest book ever, until you read more than 5 books.

Seriously, there have been so many times in my life where I say something which is seemed so meaning and/or passionate, but then days/weeks/years later I realise what a fool I had been. Bigger than a fool sometimes.

Other times I look back on life and how things were so much easier. Your days were a constant cycle of happiness. Eat, sleep, play, eat, shit, play, sleep, eat, eat, eat, sleep, shit, play.

Now I eat less, sleep less, play less but funny enough shit more. Sometimes it come from my mouth, ranting on about useless stuff that gets me into a bigger pile of shit.

Ok, should probably tone down the swearing. 

It is so much happier to be ignorant and yet we strive to make ourselves richer in both wealth and mind. We try to educate others to stop them from being stupid essentially. Yet are we denying them their happiness? Let crappy coffee taste good to them, don't take them for a real coffee. Let them dream of bad books and do not direct them to Borders or Amazon. 

We are dream killers, happiness devourers. One are the ones that bring the shit to the ignorant.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Word of the Day #9: Simulacrum

For so long I had thought this word meant robot or some sort. And perhaps the picture of this card misdirects us to think so. 

But actually finding the real meaning has made me appreciate the card even more.

Pronouced: sim-u-lay-crum

1) superficial likeness
2) image or representation

Example sentence: This magic card is a simulacrum of Jens Thoren.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Probladox (My made up word for a solution that causes more problems)

I remember when I was younger, I didn't read very much. I'm not sure why I didn't. I think perhaps it was because I wasn't good at reading, but then I remember reading some books that I liked and I never thought to myself "oh this is too hard."

I think that text based computers games helped me a lot with my reading and with those text based computer games came the internet. At the beginning stages of the internet, it was all very much fun, there was no internet lingo, ICQ was just starting to become big and all was fine. 

I guess one of my first internet acronyms was a/s/l (age/sex/location). Yeah you know the one. 

ah oh

Around this same time, cellphones were being more readily available to the wider market. I remember my first phone, it was an Alcatel and it was pretty much a brick. But when I first got it, it was one of the latest models and the kids at school were like oooo.... a little history on cellphones during this time was that most phones could not text in lower case letters and only the network provider would text you in lower case. So when I got a text saying "please tell your momma to move her ass, as she is blocking our satellite. vodafone." I had to really laugh.

I think that it was hard to meet people back in the days. The only ways to really meet people were school, work, social clubs. To meet with people you would have to ring them as well and talk....actually talk, we know how awkward it can be, how do we not sound like a dork, what do you say? I think that the internet has really helped the former problem. There are so many social networking sites, or websites to meet people. The cellphone via text messaging helped with the latter problem. However both of these solutions creates more problems. You would have thought that programs like ICQ would help people type more and thus get better at it and thus be able to spell better. [insert Tui Billboard here(New Zealand joke...sorry!)]. Instead what it created was internet acronyms and abbreviations; text language with cellphones. Both of these can create massive inabilities to be able to communicate with the other person. 

I cbf xplanin evythg 2 u nw, bt maybe ltr. 

It can lead to the inability to read a decent piece of text properly too, especially if any government in the world wants to legislate that text language be made into an official language even for a school test/exam. Jesus, who was smoking some serious shit when they put that idea forward. Then you get to the point of, god yes, this guys is terribly boring, what the fuck is he saying? Is he some kind of social dork? Is he trying to text me right now?!?!?! He seemed so interesting during texting (that's because we never get to practice speaking to real people much now do we?). 

Or more recently, you get some psycho dude from the South Island who fakes things on the internet. Then when you get here from Germany, takes your passport away from you! Ok, that one is an extreme case, but you should get the picture.

I'm not sure how to solve the problem. Is there a there a problem?

Some of my friends would tell me to gtfo or stfu.

But seriously, in the world where we want to push and push for education, is the internet and cellphone more benefical or more harmful?

Monday, February 16, 2009

Beyond 2000: The medical edition

For those of you that remember the Beyond 2000, I bet you are laughing now. Those of you that don't know what it is, it was simply a TV Program that would have "advanced" technology. The program would "promote" these new technologies that could/would be avaliable to you beyond the year 2000! What the program didn't know was that technology would advance exponentially. Things that were unfathomable, like decoding the human genome that was said to finished decoding in around 2025 was decoded in 2003...why? Because technological advancement in computers was so dramatic. 

That leads me to my actual topic. Resveratrol.

Resveration is a new compound. Place most commonly found? Red Wine.
The compound is actually found in the skin of grapes. This compound functions by activing the longevity gene in animal bodies. This longevity gene helps us to lose weight, to fight off disease, to live longer. Study using overfed rats showed that those that were given resveratrol ran faster than other overfed rats and ran twice as far. Another factor was that, those that were given resveratrol gained less weight. WOW.

Then I think back, a while ago broccoli was the big find because it helped to prevent cancer! Where has that study lead?

Stem Cell research was the big thing, it got scrapped and now Obama is just reviving it. 

I am just so skeptical now about these programs even though they are promoting such great and wonderful things. Don't get me wrong, I hope they succeed, I hope I proven to be an idiot, but my brain says, no.

The scientists in the program says that in around 5 years time reservatrol will be on the market in pill form. Definitely in our life time.

Tune in next time to Beyond 2000: The medical edition where we look at the pill that prevents diabetes.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Word of the Day #8: Austere

I can't believe a word can have that many meanings, but this word "austere" has many meanings. The meaning I'll write down will be the one I'll use most frequently.

Pronounced: aw-steer

Meaning: lacking of ornament, grave, solemn.

Example sentence:
The was were no artifacts, no enchantments and no creatures, making his board feel austere.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Before they are hanged

It is very ironic and sad that while New South Wales is flooding, that Victoria was emblazoned with wild devastating bush fires. I think the total number of dead has past 200 and around 1000 homes are gone. The worst thing? That perhaps there were multiple arsonists at work. What are these people thinking? What possible gain do they have for doing something like this? The good thing to come out of it is even though we are in a heavy recession, New Zealanders and Australians (especially) are donating a lot of money to help out the cause. Red Cross NZ has pledged more than 1 million dollars and are not deducting costs of admin and bank fees. 

It is going to take years for those broken families to get over it, the land will be unusable for at least 6 months (could be a lot more, I'm not sure).

So far they have caught 2 arsonist, but they only caused small fires apparently (still killing 21 people). I hope they caught all the bastards, and then I hope the families forgive them...

But not before they are hanged.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Split personality

Decided to move my book content to another blog. So if you want to get up to date on what I have read or my reviews or comments about books, you need to move to

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

20 Random things not about me

It's harder than it looks! Copy to your own blog, erase my answers, enter yours.
Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real...nothing made up! If the person before you had the same first initial, you must use different answers. You cannot use any word twice and you can't use your name for the boy/girl name question.

1. What is your name :

2. A four Letter Word :

3. A boy's Name : Eddard

4. A girl's Name :

5. An occupation : Educator

6. A color : Electric Pink

7. Something you'll wear : Embroidered Jacket

8. Something you'll do : Eat

9. A food : Eggplant

10. Something found in the bathroom : Earrings

11. A place : Earth

12. A reason for being late :
 Essay assignment night before

13. Something you'd shout : Easy

14. A movie title : Eagle vs Shark

15. Something you drink : Eggnog

16. A musical group : Everclear

17. An animal :

18. A street name : 
Egmont Street

19. A type of car : Echo

20. The title of a song : Everlong

Monday, February 09, 2009

Word of the Day #7: Sycophant

I thought this word meant preacher, how wrong I was.

Pronounced: sic-oh-phant

Meaning: A flatterer, a fawning parasite, an ass kisser

Example Sentence:
I don't want to sound like a sycophant, but your awesome. 

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Ode to Nighteyes

I had a dream last night. It was a funeral but it was very different. I remember there was a couple of 3 story apartment type buildings, and there was a man inside it who was still. He didn't move but his eyes pierced me. There were mourners around me, and I started to cry relentlessly for there was nothing else to do but cry. Was that man inside Fitz? Was I crying for him? I woke up and tried to feel the tears that surely must be a pool. There is nothing but the wind blowing and my heavy heart.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Word of the Day #6: Mawkish

This is a really odd word in my opinion. It looks weird, it sounds weird and I don't think you could guess what it means.

Pronouced: Maw-Kish (adjective)

Meaning: sickly sentimentality, weakly emotional

Example sentences: 
1) The comment she made seemed mawkish.
2) He whispered mawkishly into my ear "Goodbye beloved."

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


A know a few people who smoke pot and although I don't condone it, I won't go calling the cops when I see someone do it. 

I think that it could be a good drug to help for medicinal purposes but beyond that, it's just like smoking to me.

I know it is a media thing, but I just hate how sports stars/celebrities get so much attention when they do something like pot (i.e. Michael Phelps), just let the police handle it and back the fuck off. They aren't murders or serial rapist so stop making them out like they are the big bad.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Word of the Day #5: Pantheon

Pronouced: Pan-thee-on

This word has many meanings but the one I am refering to is this.

A place for heroes or idols of any group, individual or movement.
i.e. The Hall of Fame

Example Sentence
MacGyver should be placed in the Pantheon of TV History.