Thursday, 7 June 2007

Wow, Longer Than I Expected

Well, I'm back, and only 54 more days until late July!!! [for any MIT prospect, yeah that's when the applications come out {or so they say}] So far, my summer's gone uber slow, and I'm about fed up with it already. I really need some Christmas music. Oh well, to update ya'll on how things are going so far, I've got about a day or two until my first physics test [Chapter 3: Motion in One Dimension], about two days until my FINAL ACT [!!!!11!1one], and about three days until I probably forget my blog for a month while I'm at the first of many college experience programs, and I haven't even started packing. So I'll blog now about what's been going on.

SAT: I took my last ever SAT Reasoning Test last Saturday. I was excited until I started thinking about my score, and now I'm just ready for them to post the bloody thing so I can get it over with. I've done well enow so far to get highest score in my class, but low compared to MIT standards, so I'm ready to see how I matched up.

Gridiron: Yes, I've taken on another endeavor for next year, and will indeed be playing gridiron next year. Fun: hopefully. Interesting: definitely. Who knows, if I play my cards right, I might be playing gridiron for the Engineers! rofl yeah right.

College: Yup, I can already blog about college, since I was admitted to my first last week. It is most likely the best engineering college in my state [but if ye compare it to other engineering programs, it's probably uber lacking]. Yup, I got my letter the other day, and now all I got to do is fill out the application for next year.

College Experience Program #1: Yup, since I haven't mentioned yet what state I live in, I'm not going to tell you the CEP I'll be participating in. I can tell you it's a MONTH long! I love the whole experience thing, but a month! bah, I'll just have to suffer, and I'm only taking two courses anyway lol. Journalism and the Graphic Novel. woooooooooo. Both were my last choices, and I don't really see much coming from them. I like anime/manga so I suppose that the Graphic Novel would be cool, and if I get my hands on a camera, I'd be an awesome video journalist, but otherwise, that's about it.

Computers: I'm miffed. My computer [an DECREPIT Toshiba laptop] is evil. I severely despise it, and am ready to get rid of it. My family has already discussed this topic for a good year now, but get this, we haven't done anything. I've got my dream computer already made, and all we have to do is purchase it, but I have to consider when I buy it. Here's the deal. I can buy it in December of this year, and get an amazing laptop will the biggest specs that I can place on it, or I can get it in June of next year, and get a FREE iPod Nano!one11!! For those of ye who don't know the problems with my computer [which should be all of ye, unless ye play a certain video game, or go to my school] it has a habit of cutting off when I least expect it. For example, it's probably cut off once...at least, while I'm typing this post. When I play games online, it really cuts off a lot, and they say it's due to overheating. Soo, I bought a $30 "cooling pad." Guess what, it didn't work. My best option is an ice pack that I got for free that I put in the freezer everyday that I have to put under my laptop. Surprisingly, it works.

The New London 2012 Olympic Logo: OK, I'm an Olympics fanboy. I hate to say fanboy, but it's true. I've watched them ever since Atlanta '96 and will watch them till the day I die.

Well, the LOCOG [London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games] announced their latest design for the London 2012 Olympic Games logo. Their decision is below.
Yup, it's......AWESOME ISN'T IT!?!? Yeah, I hated it at first, but now I love it. If you're like I was at the beginning, and can't see what it is, it's a stylised 2012. The only thing I don't really care for is the colours. Also, I kinda still like the candidature logo... [seen below]
See? It looked good to begin with. Oh well. Oh yeah, lol, the new logo has received a good bit of umm... negative criticism. An ad with a blinking logo also caused seizures in about 12 people I think an article said. People are now calling the LOCOG to change the logo, but honestly they don't have any credibility to begin with [yeah, I saw the other designs you Brits came up with]. The new one is nice, and a great design in my opinion. The whole seizure thing is stupid to begin with. Yes, I know it's a medical condition, and I know thousands of people suffer from it daily, but honestly, do you really think that it's just this logo that'd cause it? I mean, have you seen those old MTV commercials??? Yeah, they changed due to time, and I'm sure after 2013 ya'll won't have to worry about it.

2014: Yeah, the decision about the 2014 Winter Olympics comes out on July 4th. I'm gonna be begging for the internet or television that week and the week of SAT releases so that I can check my scores, and watch the announcement of who the games were awarded to. I'm honestly pulling for PyeongChang, Republic of Korea, but I'm scared that Sochi might end up getting it since Russia hasn't hosted an Olympics since 1980 and that Europe just had the 2006 Olympics, and will get the 2012. But then again, Austria hasn't hosted an Olympics since 1976 [also a Winter Olympiad], and Asia is getting the 2008 Olympics, so Salzburg might stand a good chance as well. Guess we'll just have to wait ^_^>.

AND FINALLY!! I've just read a post from a fellow blogger about nerds and geeks, and I have to say that I believe the complete opposite of Snively, if you read what was written, switch the words geek and nerd and you have probably a close approximation of what I think about it. I do agree with, "Nerds play Dungeons and Dragons, read fantasy books." That is true. I've always considered myself a nerd, even though I don't really play D&D, but I still believe that nerd culture is richer than geek culture. Plus, the way they sound does seem to make it go right. Nerd sounds awesome. Bluegirl likened it to the candy, which was also my first thought. It's kinda a way to say nerds are cool, we come in different shapes and sizes, and at times we can be either sweet or tart depending on when you try us. Geek......BAH! Honestly, it sounds like something you'd find on the bottom of your shoe, like seriously, can't you just hear, "Awww man, I stepped in some geek, hold on let me wipe it off." I'd take the time to write things about me, but I've been writing for uhhh... a little while and I'm a bit hungry and I need to make a trip to Wally's World, so I'm gonna say that I so disagree with the whole "I will school you in Wii tennis," stuff is so false. I so pwn when it comes to the Wii lol ^_^ v Well, time to go. Jya' Ne

1 comment:

Bluegirl said...

Hey DPS!
I'm glad to hear that you, too, are a nerd and not a geek. That makes two of us, right? :)

Anyway, interesting new post...I loved the "deeper meaning" that you assigned to the nerd/Nerds candy relationship! I think that it was a pretty accurate description, all in all.

Also -- woo hoo for the Olympics! I LOVE watching the Olympics and am pretty psyched about London 2012. I like the new stylized logo, too. The candidacy logo was pretty, but not as impactful as the final design.

Good luck with football and also college stuff!

Talk to you soon!
K.

PS) I can't believe that you are already somewhat bored with summer. Today is my first day without school and I LOVE IT!