Monthly Archives: April 2004

English Final Day

I think the final went okay. I didn’t really like the essays though. I couldn’t remember Cassio’s name when writing about Othello, but it eventually came to me.
Herbert’s lab group was in the counselling center. He said that Robby now goes to lab to listen to directions and such when they’re not there. That’s pretty sad.
While standing around by the vending machines with Shaun, Matthew, and Anthony, some shirtless dude came walking from around the gym towards that vending machine near the front of the gym. He was only wearing shorts, he was hairy, and he was very ugly. We just started cracking up, and I think he noticed. I guess the vending machine didn’t work because he turned towards us. Matthew ran into the SAC the rest of us just continued talking. The ugly dude came up to use the vending machines. We got really silent, trying to hold in our laughter. Matthew came out thinking he had gone and just walked right past us. I asked him if he wanted to stay and talk. He walked around the corner and then began laughing. Finally the ugly guy left. God damn it was funny. And someone was talking about Andrei. He said that Andrei doesn’t like blacks, but basically wants to be black. There were some funny impersonations of him too.
I hung out with Jaysen, Herbert, and Robby for a while. We had a tic-tac-toe tournament, and I did my graduation speech impressions. I talked with them for a while, wandered around, and then talked with Anthony while waiting for my dad. Now it is weekend. I like weekend.

IDP, Starbucks, Movie Night, UCI

Jaysen and I met with Shirin to talk about IDP. I guess her parents worked out all of our figures. All I need to do is the write up and the graphs. That’s cool I guess. I’m going to send it to her by Saturday night.
After IDP, Jaysen and I sought Herbert. We printed and passed out some surveys for him and then dragged him to Starbucks with us. I had a chocolate
brownie frappuccino while relaxing and talking. Our money got all mixed up. I guess I owe Herbert two dollars.
Then I went to Movie Night hosted by Yearbook. I made Jaysen go with me too. At the door, Fisher said it was $25. I said “so… by $25, you mean $3, right?” He just laughed and agreed. They were playing School of Rock, but I was more interested in relaxing with friends. We found Judy and hung out with her the whole time. Fun stuff man.
I decided to go ahead and finally do it. So um, I’m an anteater now. Go UCI? I accepted, applied for housing, and accepted all financial aid. I think that’s all I have to do at this point. Someone let me know if I’m mistaken.
Should I go to that party Ian’s been pushing? I’ll have to find a ride and two dollars tomorrow. Looking into a tux on Saturday afternoon.
No homework tonight. Four hour English finals aren’t all bad it seems. ^^;;

Twenty-four more days of school

Lan said that some people play basketball during physics. That means that they’re right outside of the administration building and ditching class. Maybe Baker doesn’t care as much.
I like how Gian claimed that he wasn’t missing his Sound and Sense book. He said that he just left it at home. I guess he didn’t realize that Ms. Maruna already had his book. Nancy read “nowhere” as “now here.” Wilbert and I kept laughing throughout the period.
Achala and Shirin took notes in Fisher’s today during that PowerPoint presentation. I swear, they try too hard. Robby made sound effects for Fisher because his sound wasn’t working. It was pretty funny. He did explosions and stuff. And Eloka thought that Watergate was the name of the front gate at the White House.
Today on the way to lunch May approached me. She introduced herself saying that I didn’t know her even though I did. She pointed out her friend and said that they wanted to borrow my backpack. I think by backpack she was referring to my laptop case. I asked her what she wanted it for, and then she requested my jacket, shoes, or sunglasses instead. I kept asking her what she wanted them for. She said “oh, so that’s a no then?” I told her that it wasn’t a no, but that I wanted to know what she wanted my stuff for. She took that as a no. Sort of confusing. I bet they were trying to see how many people they could get to give them stuff or something. Oh well.

Crazy Starbucks Allahh Racing Part II

First, read the bwaht post about the adventure. Then read Kamal’s.
To emphasize:
GO TO http://www.bwaht.net/archives/000013.php NOW
The main reason for this entry is to get people to read the bwaht post. But I also want to mention something in response to Kamal’s lj post.
“…I drove very calmy and maturely on the way to starbucks, however, i drove a little crazier on the way back…”
A little crazier? Kamal, you’re a fuckin’ psycho man, haha. Some of the things you did were just stupid. Jaysen, Wilbert, and I were cracking up when you switched back and forth between lanes a few times on Sepulveda. Then on Carson you tried to merge into another fucking car… in an interesection, I might add.
“…I cut off only one person (russell), despite the protests of all the witnesses in cars that were in front of me = /…”
More than one person… and almost into one, lol.
“…and kinda raced back to CAMS. I was under the impression that we were all racing so yeah…”
While we knew that Russell wasn’t racing, we were under the impression that we were racing too. And that’s why we beat you! pwnd! And actually Wilbert kept trying to give Jaysen lessons on how to race. Valenjoi actually got back first though. lol
In summary: :-* Kamal.

Allah, Starbucks, Camille’s stories, porn honking, CAMS administration

Today on our way to Starbucks, we noticed a car with the plate “<3ALLAHH" in front of us. It backed up, pulled up beside Russell, and something happened. Later we found out that the guy heard Jon talk about him and tried to yell something at them but got screamed at by the girls in the back first. Or something. I'm sure there will be a bwaht post about it.
There were ten people in our party today, I think. We’re getting quite large. Camille told us some interesting stories, heh. First she told us that she’s learned from pictures that her friend’s boyfriend has a huge penis. It’s funny when she talks about stuff like that because she’s amazingly cute and has such a high, feminine voice. Then she talked about her aunt who happens to be male. Camille claims she’s really pretty. Apparently Jimmy met her and said she was really hot before finding out that she was a male. As Camille told us the story, she sometimes used “she” and sometimes “he” to refer to her aunt. There was a constant “‘She’? You mean ‘he.’ No, ‘it’!” It was pretty funny.
Jon said he was going to get prom reservations so I asked him to reserve a seat for me too. Other people wanted reservations too. He had a list of ten people to reserve seats for. I dunno if he got them, but I hope so.
Wilbert made a sign that said “honk if u like porn!!!” so we put it in the window on the way back. Russell was the only person who honked, lol. And fuck, Kamal is a horrible driver. He was like switching lanes randomly and cutting people off. I don’t really know what he was thinking. This is why you shouldn’t trust people from India, haha.
I was working with the Halls of Justice project today in Gonzales’s. Apparently the 10th grade caught heat for allowing our project on the underrepresentation of gays in history. That amuses me.

Great Gravy Patches yo

My mom came over at 7 o’clock last night. She wanted to look for a tux for me but didn’t know where to go. I thought it was too late, but she claimed we’d be able to go. After looking through the phone book for a while and not finding anything, she realized I was right. Pete was going to come too but Mom also realized that she forgot to tell him. Har. So we went out to dinner instead to Black Angus. Quite yummy. I had prime rib, prawns, lobster, a baked potato, salad, cheesy bread, and chocolate fudge cake with ice cream. God, it was so tasty. I should get food like that more ofen.
Scrubs is awesome. I’m not going to pull a Roda and explain the episode or anything. I just want to say that I love it.
I slept a lot last night. I went to bed around 11 or 11:30. I had a few dreams. In my main dream, I was a doctor in Scrubs. I think at some parts I was myself (as a doctor) and at other parts J.D. There was a dying boy who had cancer-like symptoms, but it wasn’t cancer. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him and while I’m sure doctors must live with patients dying all the time, I really really cared about this patient. I went and found Dr. Cox and begged him to do something to help. It was something specific, but I don’t remember what it was now. Eventually we decided to tell him that he was better even though he wasn’t. We were hoping that it was psychological, and if he believes he’s better then he’ll get better. I think it worked, but I don’t know for sure. In my next dream I was in Fisher’s classroom, but Lewis was the teacher. There were beds in the classroom for some reason, and one of the beds was specifically mine. I was in it eating Cheez-its. Lewis made some comment to me, and I thought I was in trouble, but she just wanted some of them. Then in my final dream, Dr. Clark was attractive and younger. She didn’t want me to hate her and wanted to talk with me so I’d become comfortable around her. It was scary.
Okay, and a little thing about WebPageless. WebPageless.net redirects to WebPageless.cjb.net which redirects to my IP address. Now it appears that all my hits come from webpageless.net. Whatever.

Twenty-six more days of high school

First off, I have no homework tonight. Fuck you school. I win this time. Does that mean I’ll get eight hours of sleep or more tonight? I’m doubtful.
Looking through my old notes, I found something of [very] slight interest. Ms. Maruna called Anthony and Jimmy the “Bopsy Twins.” Right.
Filer entered Fisher’s room today and asked for the date of yearbook distribution. She said that the district needed it. Fisher jokingly said June 15. Filer thanked him and started to leave. Everyone busted up laughing. No one pointed out that June 15 was after graduation, but Fisher gave her a more realistic date.
Shirin wants to meet Thursday after school with me to go over and… finish up (I think)… the financial projections for IDP. Um, finish up? I’m still waiting for the updated figures damn it, lol. Whatever. I guess it’s okay for her to be closer to me in this because I’m not actually in the wrong.
Barnes said that if we don’t dress Thursday, he’s going to drop us from the class or fail us. He claimed he told us last week. Wtf? I know he didn’t tell us. I didn’t attend school Tuesday, and Thursday I ditched Team Sports. I don’t understand why we have to carry clothes around all day when we don’t do anything anyways. I guess it’s better than having to do stuff though.
My mom’s coming over at 7 o’clock tonight to go look at tuxs and have dinner. She said we could go to Red Lobster or Black Angus for dinner. Good.
Pete sent me Hearts in Atlantis and a t-shirt. The shirt says “Windows XP” on the front and “Security” on the back. Under the word “Security” there’s a security logo with the XP colors. Coolness.

Twenty-seven more days of school

The calculus test wasn’t too bad. The only problem I really screwed up on was integral(arccot(x)dx). I did integration by parts, using arccot(x) as u and 1 as dv. Differentiating u gave me -1/(1+x^2)^(1/2) and integrating 1dx gave me x. I wasn’t sure how to integrate (-1/(1+x^2)^(1/2))xdx, so I just copied the formula off of my note sheet, which was xarccot(x) + 0.5ln(abs(x^2 + 1)) + C. I didn’t draw a triangle though at all. I’ll still get okay credit.
In Calc 1, Chris was absent and Brooke sat with Judy at some other table. This meant Jaysen and I were alone, and this meant we were sad. I was literally bouncing though when I discovered that WebPageless.net was up. Happy happy.
Soon it was off to… physics. Right, anyways when Herbert pulled up he couldn’t make the turn into the parking space so he got out and let Kamal park his car. We thought it was pretty hilarious. Sorry, Sir. Wilbert was telling us about Antoinette pushing Heather down a few years ago. Antoinette hit Wilbert, and Wilbert then jokingly tried to pay different girls $1 to hit her back. Heather said she’d do it for free and pushed Antoinette. Antoinette pushed Heather back, causing her to stumble backwards through the doors of the SAC, fall to the ground, and roll a few times. That’s pretty amusing.
And apparently Andrei had a pretend gf once. He made a screen name and then talked to people while pretending to be his own girl friend. tisk tisk Andrei, only you’re that lame, haha.
When Jaysen and I were pulling up to a parking space at CAMS, the person in the car next to the space open their car door. We waited patiently, and it turned out to be Ms. Carl

CAMS Fest (Edited)

CAMS Fest was pretty fucking cool. I hope they continue to have them even though I won’t be around to see them. It started off a bit slow, but I still like the idea of giving the not-so-great musicians a chance to perform in the show as well. The first thing of interest was an air guitar contest in which Almeida participated. It was pretty cool. Well, he was pretty cool anyways.
The actual good music started when Motherly played. Er, mediocre music, I should say. And I checked; it’s still in my profile. Motherly and Phantasthma were the only good groups. I like Motherly a lot more than Phantasthma though. I turned on my recording of it to check the quality and it’s still playing just because I want to listen. They played some songs I had heard before and some new ones. It was all really good. It was hard to hear the lyrics sometimes though, which sucks because I like Gian’s singing. I could hardly hear the lyrics at all in Feigned GP (at least that’s what the mp3 was called), and I could only “hear” the lyrics because I already heard it.
Phantasthma played after Motherly. They’re good, but I don’t like them as much as Motherly, and they’re way too full of themselves. It seems to me that Phantasthma is trying to fit a cliche rather than just play music. Danny’s younger brother played with them at one point. Man, that kid tries way too hard. He did have talent, but he’s not teh greatast rock star ever in the world omg!!11!. And a girl had an “I (heart) Phantasthma” shirt on. Heh. Nevertheless, they are a good band. Danny plays the keyboard during parts of songs, which I like. Not that the keyboard is the only good aspect of them. They play good music. Anyways, moving on…
Between Motherly and Phantasthma, Osvaldo played. He has real talent, it’s just too bad he didn’t have a band, lol. At one point, Danny and Osvaldo slid their guitars onto their backs, leaned over eachother, and played the other’s guitar. That was pretty cool.
Everyone who didn’t attend really missed out. This was far better than Holidays Around the World, Talent Show, Dance Show, Spirit Rally, etc. Hopefully I’ll get it encoded soon. Right Chris? Thanks.
Edit: I like how I didn’t mention Matthew. And by like, I mean don’t like. Sorry. Matt sang with Motherly for one (was it just one?) song. When he first started, I thought he wasn’t very good. Then I kept listening. Matt was really good. The style was much different than Motherly’s other songs, and I thought it was cool that they performed together. Hopefully I’ll see Matt perform again.

Looking Back

First, I’d like to mention my newest computer problems. Chopsticks’s internal keyboard sort of went crazy today. Sometimes when I’m not touching it, it inserts tons of characters. When I do type, some keys insert a different character / some different characters than it should. Caps lock was turning on and off. Um, just strange weirdness. And it was doing this before Windows loaded, too. I’m using an external keyboard currently. The internal appears to be working again, but I’m skeptical.
I was reading bwaht‘s intro entry today, and it made me think about WebPageless. Funny how long I’ve had the same site. Back in elementary school, my website was simply called “My Site,” or something along those lines. I believe it just had contact information on it. In middle school it became TheUser’s Place and later Game Dimension, I think. This is where it gained a little content. The first real section was a Final Fantasy VII guide. For a very short period of time, it was known as SBCWA. At least, I think it was. I’m less sure of this than the others. It was an acronym having to do with the Internet. It can be translated to “Web Site Made by a Kid Who Wants to Be a Hacker.” Granted, I changed its name quickly. I think it went back to TheUser’s Place. It was during my freshman year at CAMS that it became WebPageless, not just in name, but also in feeling and content (not that it lacked a web page). It had one true section, Monthly Stuff, and a few small other sections, such as Contact Information. I was using frames to have two side navbars and a center main frame. I registered WebPageless.com with namezero, but that went away. Version two (not versiontwo.org…) of WebPageless had frames removed and was difficult to navigate. The use of SSI and tables to create the current look marked version three. This was also when I introduced the Fuzzy Journal, I believe. It started as a joke. I thought Live Journals were incredibly stupid and wanted to make my own mock lj. Needless to say, I ended up liking the idea, although now I wish I had content other than a journal. Version four of WebPageless is very new. I considered WebPageless to be in version four when Movable Type was used. Monthly Stuff was sort of ripped into pieces with things now in their own categories. It’s funny that Fuzzy Journal was a joke and now is the main part of the site. Funny and sad, I should say. There are, of course, other sections, such as reviews, comments on events, the art sections, quotes, article links, and information about me and my accomplishments. WebPageless seems more and more pointless as I write this entry, but I don’t mean to sound depressed or anything. I love WebPageless, my bloated journal. Hanah called it a “hub” of CAMS sites or something along those lines. She said that its best feature / one of its best features is its links to all the other CAMS sites. I suppose the Quotes section is part of that, too. WebPageless will probably take a severe hit after CAMS is no longer in my life. Well, we’ll see.
Thanks Antonio for giving me stuff to talk about early on, lol, and for understanding HTML so I could talk to you about it. Thanks Alex. ElbowHead, may it rest in peace, pushed me to work on WebPageless. Thanks Ryo. I learned of extremetracking.com from you. The whole Version Two – Purple Savant and Concrete Abstractions – Sentilog inspired the Fuzzy Journal spin off from Monthly Stuff. Karp, off defending our country, thanks for helping me with the layout and with SSI. Linh-Nam… thanks for the Movable Type help. For those of you who don’t know, he had (and still has) my main account password. I eventually just asked him to log in and help me get it working. Thanks to anyone else who has helped me.
And thanks to all the people that have such crappy lives that they find the time to read WebPageless.
I’ll go tell Jaysen I’m done updating now. =D

Starbucks / College / Suspensions

We went to a different Starbucks today. They wanted to avoid the one we normally goto in case Baker was going to check for us there. Still, all he has to do is check Newman’s class to find that we’re not going. Whatever. When we were about to go, Jon realized that Herbert had the directions to the Starbucks. So after running back to get them, we were on our way. I rode with Jaysen, who followed Russell and Jon. It was kind of funny… Jon and I would stick out to yell back and forth. Jon yelled back that the directions were actually to the normal one, lol, so we had to find our way to another. Luckily for us, it’s quite easy to find a Starbucks. We worked on a crossword puzzle while discussing the end of the world, the Anti-Christ, and free will. It’s a good bunch to hang out with. I enjoy discussing things like that with them. And Jaysen’s sort of random and lame, lol. It was either Joseph or Kamal who noticed that there seems to be a Game Stop next to every Starbucks. Hm…
Oh, and the calculus test was delayed until Monday because we’re all stupid. I’m very glad because I need the extra time.
I talked to Gonzales for a while about UOP/UCI. I definitely think UOP could get me into the industry faster, but I think UCI is more “for me.” I don’t know though.
Also, it seems my permanent record makes no note of the suspensions. Perhaps there’s a second record somewhere or something, but the main record said nothing of it. That’s good.

College

Now I’m confused too like so many other idiot students out there. UOP or UCI? I know that UOP has been my “number one” for a long time, but why? UOP came and talked to my Mechatronics class, and I liked what they had to say. And… um… well I guess my uncle’s brother and sister went there. I don’t even know them, so that’s definitely not the reason, heh. Both schools are going to give me a good education. UOP might give me a slight boost into the field because of the co-op. The UOP name seems a bit better or more “elite” than UCI even though it really isn’t. UCI is in the LA area. This allows me to stay where I know, to stay at the center of so much activity, to stay near my friends. And, uh, my family too y’know. I know friends come and go, but it’s still a plus. Some people say UOP has a nice campus. While it might be “nice,” does it fit me? UCI has a nice campus. I know that. And it does fit me. It seems very comfortable, and I surely see myself happy there. So what’s so special about UOP? What makes it worth going to over UCI? The price to me is the same at both too. So, I’m thinkin’ UCI now. Well, I’m leaning that way anyways. Far that way, heh. Man, this has been really heavily on my mind lately. I started thinking about it a little a few days ago and today I thought about it all day. I was so sure for a while, and then everything just fell apart. Well, it fell apart rationally at least, I think. I know that sometimes people just get scared when the deadline approaches, but this isn’t just that. “This isn’t just that” is a great phrase, isn’t it? I saw Profesora Vogel today walking with Jaysen, and I talked with her for a little while. She recommended I accept both offers of admission and choose later, sacrificing one of the deposits. I hadn’t thought of doing that. I guess I could do that if my mind still isn’t made up come May 1, but I’m thinking UCI. Christine won’t stab me, will she? slkdfjwe my face hurts

Ace Of Base – [The Sign #12] All That She Wants (Banghra Version)

I think Lewis talks openly too much about things that should remain private. She told a student today that this student needed to come in for study sessions, emphasized that the student was required to do so, and added that the student was failing the class. She needs to take behavior lessons from Maruna.
Maruna asked Claudia where her Sound and Sense book was. Claudia said that she left it in her backpack. Maruna informed her that it was under her desk. I was amused. I also like how Claudia sits in the middle of the classroom, and Maruna noticed within a few seconds. Wilbert sits in the very front and answered questions but went unnoticed for 20 minutes.
Also, Maruna told the class today that when reading sentence-by-sentence, stop reading at the semi-colon. She said that a semi-colon marks the end of a sentence. I was glad.
Fisher said that at a school he used to work at, he found a VHS tape while cleaning out lockers. He recorded political shows over it and gave it to a substitute teacher along with a lesson plan. As it turned out, there was porn on the tape at the end of what he taped. Amazingly, Fisher didn’t lose his job. Yay.

Starbucks

Both Calc II and Calc I went by incredibly quickly. I just talked during both periods. I went to lunch with Jaysen and ate with him, Chris, Carrie, and Shirin. Then Jaysen and I went to Starbucks where we met up with Jon, Kamal, Russell, and Joseph. We talked and worked on a crossword.
There was an article in the paper that Joseph pointed out about a man building a 4 story Spanish-missionary style house on a 20 feet by 20 feet lot. That just seemed interesting to me.
On the way, Jon saw his dad stopped at a light nearby. He couldn’t get his attention though. He did realize that his dad was suppose to be out of town, but he was suppose to be in school, right?
Then there was Physics Lab. Tough class. I was tired, and confused as usual. Dr. Wiley’s always very helpful though, which is cool.

IDP

IDP fucking sucks. I want to stab people in the face over and over and over and over. Wth? The other subgroups get months to do their parts, but we don’t get to start until 11 PM. I know I’m good at bullshitting, but this was much worse than normal BS, and it’s their fucking fault. “What does this question mean? Uh…well… I’ll just put ‘no competition’. Yeah, hopefully that explains why I couldn’t make this chart.” Fuckers better be content with that, too. I’m goin’ to bed.

IDP / UOP

IDP is still crap. No word from any other groups… so, I guess we have to do it all tomorrow. I don’t like this.
I finally e-mailed (calling is a last-minute thing for later) UOP about financial aid. I think things will be fine though. We’ll see.

I went to Miranda Estacio’s funeral today. She was truly loved. Cheryl had real strength to do all she’s done and gave a loving eulogy. I really don’t like how people have talked about it though. Some teachers told without realizing what they were doing, but I really disagree with Fisher’s choice of action.

The Punisher

Very cool movie. You gotta remember that it’s a comic-book-based movie, not just an action movie. For that reason, someone can murder like thirty other people without the police getting involved at all. But the Punisher really punished those “bad guys.” The bad guys were only punishing him for getting a member of their family killed. He looked cool, acted cool… what more could you want?

So tired

God I got so little sleep last night. Damn… uh… this. Calc II was difficult to sit through. During Calc I I worked on homework for other classes. I wasn’t expecting an essay in English, but I think I did well. Government was IDP time. William said he e-mailed some TV stations and the such but hasn’t received any responses. God we have so fucking little. Well, my sub-group has nothing. I fuckin’ hate IDP. Rather than go to physics, I went to lunch with Gian, Jaysen, Russell, Kamal, and Joseph. We ran out when Baker came in. After watching Spirit Rally, I hung out with Alex Hurst, Shaun, Antonio, Alex Godinez, Kim, and Jorge. After school actually got out, I hung out with Alex, Kim, and Jorge. We also talked to Fisher about the administration and what not. I like Fisher. And then I went to hang out with Linh-Nam’s robotics gang: Thao, Lisa, Roberto, Jeremy, Brody, and Naomi. Funny bunch. Yay. And Thao pointed out that Naomi backwards is “I moan.” lol. I saw “The Punisher” with Linh-Nam and Thao. It was a fun evening. They’re a cute couple <3 <3 I don't know what time I'm suppose to go to Christine's tomorrow. uh ohz.

Spirit Rally

Spirit Rally was great this year for the most part. ’07 started with a dance to the Austin Powers song. The song is overused, but I assume that ’07 doesn’t know that. They also did a DDR dance, a Matrix dance/fight, and assorted cultural dances. The Matrix part was pretty amusing. There was a Neo v. Smiths scene, as well as a flying fight scene. And by flying, I do mean getting held up.
My favorite class was ’06. They had a skit about the Panthers with Jared as the panther from 40 minutes in the future. They talked about war, battled with TIs, and played Smelly Cat. Phantasma also played “Rock and Roll All Night.” The vocals didn’t seem to go to the song well but the other parts were great.
’05 did a skit and dances in a western theme. And ’04 did a “let’s just assume we’re going to lose and we’ll tell you why we’re all winners anyways.” They did say something about overcoming diversity.