Friday, 27 June 2008

New Stuff and I'm Changing Colour

So, I think Karen said it best when she said, "I'm not dead, just boring."  I've been working for three weeks now, and can officially state that I hate concrete.  Not joking.  Once ye've seen as much concrete get poured as I have this summer, ye'll know how I feel.  So, besides concrete, what else have I been up to?  Well, I've got a new computer!
Isn't it awesome!  I finally got my MacBook Pro!  It's so beautiful and sleek and aluminiumy [yeah, I know it's not a real word].  I also got a free nano, because I didn't really want the Touch.  I can't get over how nano the nano really is.  It's terrifyingly small, and the ability to put it in a pair of shorts without dropping trow [sp?] is helpful.  It's small, thin, square, closest to cardinal red I could find, and part of the money spent on it [technically none, but hey, I'm perfectly fine with sneaking a way to just force Apple donate money to charity] is donated to help women and children afflicted by HIV/AIDS in Africa. But wait!  That's not all!  Along with this nice little package, I also got Adobe CS3 Web Premium for $1300 LESS THAN its original price.  
It has Dreamweaver CS3, Flash CS3 Professional, Photoshop CS3 Extended, Illustrator CS3, Fireworks CS3, Acrobat 8 Professional, Contribute CS3, extra stuff, AND video workshops.   Awesome huh?  I thought so.  Either way, it's done now, so I'm forced to like it.  I actually haven't even put it on the computer yet though.  Why?  Because of this!
Yes, my own [current] university!  No matter what I do between now and the next ohhh.... 7 or 8 days doesn't matter because my hard drive will be wiped.  I have no way to back it up, which is why I have an intense desire to obtain a Time Capsule.  It bites that I'll have to re-put everything on, but I guess it's fine, since I think that I get all sorts of software whenever I get to Clemson.  So now it's just a waiting game, a waiting game with copious amounts of concrete in between now and then.  

As I look at all the awesome stuff out there now, I see more and more stuff I want, which is both sad and pathetic.  Take for example, Wacom's Graphire Tablet.  I've wanted a tablet for a while, and it'd be an awesome addition to my computer, I'm just not sure if it falls into my need category or not.  I've also thought about getting VMWare Fusion or Parallels along with an Uber cheap Windows XP/Vista cd because there are about two programs on my computer that only run on Windows and I "can't live without them."  Already got a sweet printer.   But that's enough about my new stuff.  

So, let's see, New stuff...check, college/computer frustration...check, ahhh here we are, My New Colour.  What does this mean exactly, you may ask?  Well, as you know from my previous Uberpost, I was bliing about the new television channel, Planet Green.  Though I had been looking into going green for a while, it wasn't until the launch that I really knew about all the green things that are available out there.  Well, I've officially gone green.  Yup yup yup, whether it's my new green apparel made of organic cotton, my new computer explained here, or my new project, I'm slowly getting greener, and it feels good.  

I'm really excited about my new project, but I'm supposed to keep it under wraps for a little while, but it involves an electric vehicle.  I'm so ready to start on it, but I've got to rely on research for now.  If it's not properly planned it won't work properly.  Doesn't that bite?  

Speaking of green, I want to remark on a movie I saw this weekend. 
First of all, IT WAS AMAZING!!!!  I mean this thing rocked.  And, had I a really cool nerdy girlfriend, it would have been the perfect nerd date movie.  The story of WALL-E was brilliant, not only was it cute [yeah take that, I don't care saying I liked a movie because it was cute!], but also because of the message that it sent.  The message of "Let's not get here, because if we keep going the way we are, that's exactly where we're headed you bloody idiots," really got to me, and it really exemplified the Green message.  It was also a great story of love, robots, and a 2001: A Space Odyssey reference [Ya'll should know by now that I'm a sucker for them].  I definitely recommend going to watch this immediately, because it is a wonderful movie.

But moving on, I'd like to discuss one more thing before I finish this post.

My English.

OK, now first of all, let me say this.  The grammar on this blog bites.  It straight out sucks.  This is not how I talk normally, and for blogs, I pretty well much write things as they come to me, so please bear with me if it's hard to read at times.  lol  I don't have bad grammar, I'm just lazy.  I rarely proofread this stuff, and I know how stupid I must sound when I do actually read it.  Once again, just too lazy to go back and correct it.  If ya'll ever don't understand something, ya'll know how to comment, and I'm more about getting the message across, than making the message technically correct and unintelligible. 

Oh well, better get going.  Jya' Ne and Aloha guys and gals.

1 comment:

Karen said...

clearly i am not only boring, i am the WORST BLOGSTALKER EVER. and i also have not seen wall-E. *fail*