Thursday, June 29, 2006


Until I actually rebemmber to take the time and blog. Well, it seems that I am almost officially addicted to the OOTS forums now, at least when it comes to Role-Playing. But who can blame me? well, you can, but I don't care because its a nice place to RP. Its free form using the D&D rules. Are there problems, SHOCK YES. There is no one GM so things can get out of hand, and sometimes people are just BAD and you have to reign them in, but still, I laugh, alot during the sessions and I enjoy my llama character quite a bit. He's fun to play and he's well liked on the boards. Also, he's had a few touching moments of character growth, which is something that I find that I cannot pull off in a traditional pen and paper tabletop setting. Its no one's fault but my own, however, I find the bigger the group, the less likely I am to speak out or to make notice to myself, perhaps its because I was taught not to speak over people, and more people = more peoplle talking. but I think its BS taht I was taught not to speak out over people. Well, I was taught not to talk about people when they aren't around, but if I don't share frustrations with others about people then I grow in anger at the people and then I hit them and it makes me sad.

Are you still reading this? why? I'm just streaming.

Here's a discussion on Larry the Cable Guy. I'm sick of him. "Git'R'Dun" Its not funny anymore. Your movie just looked stupid. Your role in "Cars" was funny, but not because of anything you did. Time to go away now, you can still hang out and do your comedy thing, but just, stop being everywhere and we'll get along fine. YAY! we've reached a decision. I think.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

May 25th was towel day. Towel day is the day we mourn the death of Douglas Adams, the popular author of the famous "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series. One of the most famous things to come out of the books is the advice "Always carry a towel." The reason is explained in this passage below. (Ahem, the excerpt of the book, stop looking for secret doors in the floor.)

"A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have. Partly it has great practicalvalue - you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you - daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough."

On towel day, thousands (maybe more) of mourners show their thanks to the author by following that advice and literally carrying a towel around with them everywhere. I first read about this at work. Since I was at work, I did not have a towel, nor did I actually want to carry one around at work, (semi-professional and all) However I did note the occassion on Penguinsushi and the OOTS forum so that my friends could enjoy the festivities.

After work however, I swung by my apt and changed into swim trunks because I was hitting the pool with some friends. Yes, I grabbed 2 towels. The first was for swimming the other for the rest of the night. Swimming was nice, we played some pool Frisbee, had some interesting conversations including the line "I have never seen a humaniod with the crispity, crunchitty, peanut buttery subtype"

After swimming, I headed out to Steve's. We were all going to see the midnight showing of x-3. Much to Ginger's amusement/dismay (but not shock) I walked up to Steve's place with a towel clearly displayed over my shoulder. To make this quick, I did carry the towel with me throughout the night. Even at the movies. The only people who asked about it were the other members of our party and a friend we bumped into from VIC.

The best part that must be worth mentioning is that after the movie was over, it was POURING down rain. On the way to the car, everyone got soaked except for me because I had a towel to protect me. Then the person I was riding with, who was giving me heck for carrying it, had to borrow it to dry off. The joy of having a silly internet phenomon actually come in handy.