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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy 4th Birthday!

No, I am not turning four and neither is anyone in my family. My cat is going to turn 3 in September, so this isn't for her. This blog, however, is turning 4 years old. You can check on the side on the right and see all the old posts. I am up to the high 700's in number (in total). Whew.

Is anyone else alarmed at how stalkerish Facebook has become? I mean, you can see what anyone has done in the last few weeks. It's crazy. You can stalk your friends and monitor their activity. I'm not saying I do, but it's possible that you could. A tad bit creepy, if you ask me. I'm sure you didn't, but you got to hear (well, in actuality, read...) my thoughts on it.

Myspace isn't so stalkerish, I suppose. They don't give you a running news ticker of everything your friends do. But myspace sucks (pages take forever to load, sometimes they don't, comments don't always get posted, songs don't play, you can't find anyone on it, shall I continue?).

eBay is even getting a little weird. You can follow certain sellers/buyers (like friends) and moniotr what they buy/sell. You can get email notices whenever they list an item. And now with this new detailed seller rating thing, you can see how well they deal with selling things. TMI, if you ask me (look at that! Rico used some txt shorthand! And he did it again!).
Grades Hitting An Upswing

Maybe I am finally getting the hang of pharmacy school. Maybe I had easier classes this semester (although I had more credits). Maybe I just kick ass. Probably the latter.

Whatever it is, I would enjoy if it continued awhile longer. I got some of the best grades this semester that I've had throughout the duration of pharmacy I don't know if they are good enough to get me into Ro Chi or whatever, but what the hell. I don't really care. I just want to get my Pharm. D. If I beat some particular people in class, then hey, that's all the better. I just can't get lower on a test than the Chinese guy who speaks in broken English, plagiarizes everything, and asks questions about everything. If that happens, then I don't know. Maybe I shouldn't be a pharmacist. He definitely shouldn't. But that's a whole other story...

eBay Boom

I finally passed Alex and Joe's eBay business in feedback. It's only taken me 2 and a half years to get there. Whew. They're at 1547 and I'm currently at 1573 (I know the screenshot shows 1567, but it's gone up since then).

I'm Working Out Too, Bitch

I went to the gym one day at ISU to do some cardio. I set up the fan so that it would blow on me on the stationary bike. Now, I wouldn't have moved the fan if there had been other people in there. But I was the only one in there at the time, so I thought I would take advantage of my opportunity. I was about 30 minutes into a 45 minute session when this girl with a tramp stamp came in. She promptly moved the fan away from me and towards an elliptical (which she got on). Yeah, I wasn't using that fan or anything.

So I was nice and didn't say anything, except calling her a "bitch" right to her face as I left. Oh, and tramp stamps suck.

I Thought It Was Autobiographical...

I heard R. Kelly's "I'm a Flirt" song on MTV, but I can't understand blackfolk and their jibberish. So I misinterpreted "flirt" for "perp." I was like, yeah I know you are, but why sing about it? Just look at the lyrics. "Perp" obviously works for the singer, and maybe even the song...

"(I'm a, I'm a, I'm a, I'm a) flirt
Soon as I see her walk up in the club (I'm a flirt)
Winkin' eyes at me, when I roll up on them dubs (I'm a flirt)
Sometimes when I'm with my chick on the low (I'm a flirt)
And when she's with her man lookin' at me, damn right (I'm a flirt)
So homie don't bring your girl to meet me cuz (I'm a flirt)
And baby don't bring your girlfriend to eat cuz (I'm a flirt)
Please believe it, unless your game is tight and you trust her
Then don't bring her around me cuz (I'm a flirt)"

Pharmacy Fun

There were only a couple funny things this month in pharmacy school, mainly because it was a short month.

"Dyspareunia is better than no-pareunia."
-my lab instructor commenting that painful sex is better than none at all.

"Yo, wat up migga?"
-a term that midgets can use to refer to one another, but normal height individuals can never say. It's offensive if normal height people use it, but in the little people community, it's normal to hear them call one another a 'migga.'

Pharmacy School Updates

Well, I am half way through pharmacy school. I have finished 2 years, and I have 2 years to go. I am done with Pocatello and I will now be attending the Boise campus of ISU. Of course, that won't happen until late August. Yay! Summer! No school!

I can't explain how glad I am to be done with Pocatello. I hate that city. From its constant winds and snow to its Mormons and lack of golf courses and activities, Pocatello sucks. Lordy.

I've been there 4 years and that's sufficient. In 4 years, most folks get a degree (or nearly get one). In 4 years, most people start lining up their career.

In four years, I have done pretty much nada... nice. I understand that I don't get a degree until I am done with my 6 years, but I think I am going through degree envy. I wish I had something to show for my education thus far besides a white coat and a name tag that says "student pharmacist."

I can't wait for my Pharm. D. And let's just remember that C's = degrees!

New Truck for Tony

A guy named Tony in my class parks his truck on the main street in town, right outside the frat house where he lives. His truck got hammered one day at 4:00 in the morning as it sat there. Here's the damage (needless to say, it was totaled):

The guy said he fell asleep, but I think it may have been slightly alcohol induced sleep. I mean, I have almost dozed off driving, but I never have. And to hit a parked car, well, that's just in a whole other category.

To Pee or Not To Pee?

Since I left Pocatello so early in the morning (4:30 AM), I was pretty sleepy. I also only got 4-5 hours of sleep that night. So I had to buy a couple Monsters and Red Bulls at the first gas station I came to. I definitely needed the caffeine and sugar to stay awake for most of the state of Utah. I nearly fell asleep a few times, catching myself right before it happened. Thankfully, there weren't too many cars around whenever I started to nod off.

But there is an downside with using caffeine to stay awake. You have to pee. And here is why: caffeine inhibits a hormone called ADH (anti-diuretic hormone), which prevents you from losing lots of fluid. So if you block a hormone from stopping you from peeing, then you pee. Lots.

So then you have to it worth it to drink those caffeine-laden beverages on long trips? Granted, you stay awake and you don't have to worry about falling asleep at the wheel. But you have to stop to pee so much more often that you fall behind on your driving schedule. They just make you dehydrated in the long run too. And this leads nicely into the next topic...

Apparently, Mormons Don't Have Anuses or Urethras

I had just hit the center of Salt Lake City and I had to piss. All of those Red Bulls and Monsters were screaming like a banshee to get out. I actually had to unbutton my shorts to make it more comfy during the ride.

I pulled off and got gas at Chevron. I always try to get Chevron or Shell, since they put additives in their gas (supposedly) that clean your engine. My truck seems to run better on them and I get better mileage. So I think it's worth it to buy the good stuff.

Anyhow, I filled her up and went inside to pee. No restroom. What?!?! A gas station without a bathroom? That's like Itchy without Scratchy and coffee without cream.

So I left and drove down the street a little ways. I came upon a Sinclair station. So I went in, looked for a pisser, and found nothing.

Now I was starting to get pissed off. I just left and got back on the freeway and tried to ignore it. I managed to forget that I had to pee for about 10 miles. Then it just started hurting. Damnit.

I really wished I'd had a Gatorade bottle with me. Those little water bottles with the tiny hole are too hard to aim at, especially while driving. I prefer the wide-mouth Gatorade ones, where you just put Mr. Winky (One-Eyed Willy, Little Homie, Peter, Snake, etc., whatever you call yours) in the bottle and you don't have to worry about missing. And that way you don't have to worry about pissing on your leg.

I pulled off because there was a sign for a Taco Bell. I figured that Taco Bell would be open, since they have a lot of locations that are 24 hours (to cater to the potheads and their munchies). So I drive the 2 miles down the side street, following signs. I get there and it has a sign on it, saying it wouldn't open until 9:00 AM. It was 8:18 AM. DAMNIT!

So I drove further down the street, looking for anything....a rest stop, a tree, a fire hydranta midget, anything. I spotted a Wendy's, so I tried that. Nope, same story as Taco Hell (Toxic Smell Taco Bell).

It was starting to reach a critical mass. I thought I was going to have to park somewhere and just whip it out and write my name on the side of the road. But luckily, I finally saw a Burger King and a guy coming out of it with food. I barely made it to the urinal in there. Whew.

This leads me to a theory though. I don't think Mormons have anuses or urethras. I mean, why else would they not have toilets anywhere? They must not ever have to go. You know, I thought gas stations were required by law to have pissers if they sold food/drink (which they all do...). But if their customers don't have anything to excrete waste from, then they don't need a place to dispose of it in. And this leads us to another, even more interesting theory.

If Mormons do not have anuses, but they eat normal, wouldn't that make them full of shit? Hmmm....sounds about right...

More Fun in Utah

So apparently, UDOT workers (Utah Department of Transportation) are of the same vein as the workers on the Rendezvous Center at ISU. And by that, I mean they are slow.

They have been working on the I-15 through Salt Lake all 4 years that I have been in college. And it never looks any different. This time though, this was their crowning achievement. They managed to fuck up traffic worse than I have ever seen. They narrowed the I-15 down to one lane each way.


I sat there for 2o minutes. It was shitty. Those Mormons are full of shit and shitty ideas. Why would you reduce the largest freeway in the state to one lane? Hmm? Are you trying to force me to get off the freeway and into the parking lot of a temple? Is the UDOT trying to convert people passing through?

Cracked Windshield

So I was on the I-15 south through Arizona in this narrow canyon (created by the Virgin River) when my windshield got nailed by a quarter-sized rock. It happened about halfway through the canyon. There wasn't a car in front of me, so the only thing I can think of is that the rock came off the hillside (which wouldn't be too surprising). It just sucks that my truck happened to be humming long 65 mph underneath it as it fell.

I saw it about a tenth of a second before it cracked on my window. The mark is right in front of the driver's face. It's not a huge crack, but I am sure the 110+ heat here will spread it. And then the cold in the winters in Boise will make it worse yet. Damn.


The drive took 14 hours in total. One of my longer trips. I attribute it to not being able to find a pisser in Utah. But I don't know. I didn't really speed during any of it since I saw cops non-stop. It was nice to finally get home, although the smog kinda makes home look like a shithole.

No Piss = No Job

I went into Long's and got all my paperwork for the job. As part of the process, I had to go take a urine drug test. Well, it was hot that day and I hadn't had anything to drink but a glass of cranberry juice with breakfast and I am sure I already had sweat that out.

So I went into the little cubicle with high hopes and an empty bladder. Yeah, it was hard to muster the line on the cup. I was there straining for drops for what seemed like ages. I'm sure the guy running it thought I was tampering with it. Nope. Just struggling. Not pulling a bag of lukewarm 'clean' pee out of my pockets, believe me.

Movie Reviews

Borat- Eh. They showed the good parts on TV. It wasn't that great. I mean, there were some funny moments, but on the whole, they blew it by putting everything in the commercials.

Unbreakable- I hadn't seen this until the other day. One of M. Night Shyamalan's weaker films, I think. I figured it out ahead of time and the rest of the movie was *yawn* boring. The Sixth Sense, Signs and The Village are much better.

The Italian Job- Decent. Not as great as I had heard, but definitely the best out of these 3 movies. Some good chase scenes, but fairly weak acting from Edward Norton.

Current music:

"...When you walk away
I count the steps that you take
Do you see how much I need you right now?..."
When You're Gone by Avril Lavigne

"...There's no joy without the pain
It's the pain that makes us strong
But sometimes it's just so hard to carry on..."
Mistake by Save Ferris

"...We think we've climbed so high
Up all the backs we've condemned
We face no consequence
This is the beginning of the end..."
The Beginning of the End by Nine Inch Nails

"...'cause I'm silenced!
Sleeping all day 'cause you know you can't escape the night.
I don't have anything better to do than you.
Higher! Higher than I could ever get again in my life.
'Cause I don't desire anything but you..."
The Dark Trail by The Fall of Troy

"Fighting with gloves
Now we're the ones a hundred times fuckeder
Hitting above the belt
Now we're the ones a hundred times fuckeder
Citing defense
Now we're the ones a hundred times fuckeder
Absorbing all the lies
Now we're the ones a hundred times fuckeder
We get what we fucking deserve
Bringing raised fists to a knife fight
You'd think developed minds could learn
Not to give benefit of doubt
You wouldn't trust a hungry animal
Around your newborn, would you?
Sharing the wealth
Now we're the ones a hundred times fuckeder
Taking the high road
Now we're the ones a hundred times fuckeder
Showing respect
Now we're the ones a hundred times fuckeder
Giving a shit
Now we're the ones a hundred times fuckeder
Did anyone really expect
To win a race already fixed
The spoils doled out in advance
The appointed already picked
All allegations of fraud
Categorically dismissed as absurd"
100 Times Fuckeder by NOFX
"...The hour of wreckoning draws near
Judgment day is here and gone
Sweetly she draws me into her arms
A liquid embrace to chase the day way..."
11th Hour by Lamb of God
"...Go! - The deepest cut
Searching for a stroke of luck
But what the fuck
Even happened here?..."
Your Biggest Mistake by Test Icicles

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