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March 17, 2010

WTF is Wrong with Me?

Allright, first of all, I'm a little embarrassed to be sharing this, but I suppose I shouldn't. So today I had a sub job at Matsuyama teaching Fourth grade. They're a pretty cool class, but like all classes there's a few that like to push my buttons (or at least try). That's something that I've learned happens in all classes, I've learned to deal with it and how to deal with those kids.
Anyhow, I had the kids work on a couple things this morning and we were in the middle of correcting one of their assignments when I started to feel a little queasy. It was something that (in part thanks to my training) I've taught myself to ignore and push through, but it really didn't get any better. I started feeling slightly lightheaded, so I went to the teacher next door and asked if he could watch the kids while I got myself checked out by the nurse real quick. He popped in the classroom and I was talking with him for a bit when all of a sudden I found myself coming to on the floor. I FUCKING PASSED OUT!!!
They called my mom and she came over, and I spent some time getting checked out by the nurse. My blood pressure and blood sugar and junk were normal, but I went to the med center to get checked out by a doctor anyway. They ran an EKG and all that jazz; they found my blood pressure to be slightly low and my heartbeat showed slight irregularity, but not enough to be greatly concerned. They felt that's the culprit, but they couldn't really narrow it down. Therefore, they took a couple vials of my blood to test. Until they can figure it out, my driver's license is suspended.
So as I type this, I'm sitting at home confused, frustrated, and a little angry. I feel embarrassed by the whole thing, but I suppose this could happen to anybody. That doesn't make me feel any better though. Hopefully everything is okay and they find that I had some kind of vitamin deficiency, that's easy enough to fix. Until then, I have to find people to give me rides wherever I need to go.
Just wanted to get that out there, so if I die or something you all know how it happened. Just don't say it was pirates. Or robots.

UPDATE: I was supposed to have my consultation today (Wednesday) for the results of my cardiogram and heart monitor, but they canceled it because apparently the person who made the appointment didn't realize the doctor I was supposed to see was doing an operation today (or it could have been an emergency, but I like my theory better). Anyhow, it got rescheduled to next Tuesday. I was pissed at first and called my doctor to see if she would at least clear me to drive to work and shit, at which point she told me that I could legally drive, but against her recommendation (note: she told me my license was suspended when I saw her last week, stupid bitch). Therefore, I'm going to drive as much as I can until I get paperwork from DMV telling me that my license is suspended, which they may not even do. Our good friend Ryan has a friend who can check on these things and may possibly "misplace" the paperwork, he also told me that I can contest the suspension, which I plan to do if it is. Long update, but that's what is going on.

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March 12, 2010

This Looks Pretty Cool, or it Could be Pretty Lame

I just saw this today, I forgot where I got linked from but it seemed cool enough to post. This is a video previewing "13th Street," an interactive horror movie. I was just thinking that this is the next step in cinema, but wasn't sure how it was going to be executed. Everything is explained in the video, so I'll let you all watch it and make judgments. When I saw it, I thought it was a pretty cool idea and would totally spend the money to go check it out. However, the more I thought about it the more it seemed like a real short video game, which is where it could potentially turn real lame only because we have all played so much Silent Hill. Anyhow, watch and post what you think.

Hopefully you've watched the video before reading this. One improvement I would make would be to have the auto-dialing system call a new person each time a decision must be made. It would take longer, but I think it would make the overall experience more interesting. It looks like "13th Street" hasn't made its way to America yet, but when it does I totally want to check it out.

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March 2, 2010

This is why I love Jim Carrey

He was retaliating for Titanic's sweep of the Oscars I believe. No one knew it was him until he hit the stage and he SOLD it.

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March 1, 2010

Hot or Not? 2010 Winter Olympics Edition

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Okay folks, now the Olympics are over we (I) can finally get back to our normal lives. Although I am a little sad the Olympics are over, I really enjoy watching them, no matter what event (exceptions include Ice Dancing in the Winter Olympics and Synchronized Swimming in the Summer Olympics, those aren't sports). The next Olympics will be in 2012 in London, and I'm already looking forward to those. My mom had expressed some interest in trying to go, but we'll see what happens with that...
Anyhow, it's about damn time I got to a Hot or Not, my time has been preoccupied with the Olympics, work, and this Chess Club I'm (sort of) trying to get started at my mom's school (resume material, people!!!). This Hot or Not is a little different, and I thought I would honor the Olympics this time around. I am featuring three different women for this Hot or Not, and they are Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso, and Nicole Joraanstad (Vonn and Mancuso on top, Joraanstad on the bottom row). If you didn't watch too much of the Olympics, Vonn and Mancuso participated in downhill skiing, and Joraanstad was part of the Curling team.
There was a lot of hype about Lindsey Vonn when the Olympics started, mostly because she jacked the fuck out of her shin before the games even began. Fortunately for her, heavy snow and fog delayed some of the skiing events and she was given almost another week to heal. She went on to win a gold and bronze during these games.
Mancuso received some hype as well, but not nearly as much as Vonn. Mancuso was the defending gold medalist in the Super G (I believe) from Torino. There was some controversy nearer the end of the games revolving around the idea there was some hate between Mancuso and Vonn, it was suggested that Vonn was trying to steal some of the thunder from Mancuso. This mostly came after Vonn crashed during one of the events (again) and Mancuso's run had to be stopped because Vonn was still on the course (Vonn was still on the course because officials had decided to shorten intervals between skiiers due to weather factors, apparently this is normal procedure. Vonn was way off to the side, but they had Mancuso stop because she might have crashed in the same area which would have sent her careening into Vonn. This was Vonn's second or third crash, Mancuso never crashed at all). Both women came on the air and denied all accusations, they are actually really good friends. Mancuso left Vancouver with two silver medals.
Joraanstad is one of the members of the 2010 Women's Olympic Curling team. I'm not sure what position she holds, she may be Vice-Skip, or possibly First. Anyhow, she is one of the more attractive members of the team (in my opinion, aside from Pottinger), and the only reason I found her was because of my desire to finally find out how Curling works. It became much more interesting once I understood the game. Unfortunately, neither Curling team won any medals during the Vancouver games, but that still doesn't take her out of the running for a Hot or Not.
So, this Hot or Not is going to work a little different. Seeing it that this is the Olympics Edition of Hot or Not, you are going to decide who takes medals for hotness among these three athletes. You can look up different pictures if you want, I just chose these three because they were decent size.
So who takes the Bronze Hot or Not medal? Silver? Gold? You decide. Leave your comments, I hope I don't get in trouble for this.

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