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Huh [Nov. 26th, 2005|02:45 am]
Shawn
JD Salinger is still alive. You learn something new everyday!
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Paid Account! [Sep. 6th, 2005|12:08 am]
Shawn
Thanks to the mighty molrak for 52 days of paid time! I guess I'll upload some more icons, or something?
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The things I have done [Aug. 9th, 2005|07:44 pm]
Shawn
[Aural Stimulation |Gorillaz- Every Planet We Reach Is Dead]

Consider this to be my summer of accomplishment. In the span of one week I met both Bruce "Evil Dead" Campbell and George "Space Ghost" Lowe. Two dreams fufilled.

In other news I got a new job as a cashier. I sit in a chair for 6 hours and do actual work for about 2 of those hours. It's a fantastic change of pace for me, boring as it may be sometimes. For this month of August, I am working 46 hours a week, and yet it feels like I have more free time than I did when I was working 25 hours a week at my old job, and I am much happier to boot. Go figure.

I got a new phone. Here are some pictures from it:


Optimus Prime


spoils of the aforementioned meeting of George Lowe
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My summer [Jul. 6th, 2005|01:39 pm]
Shawn
[Aural Stimulation |Bjork- Isobel (live in Prague)]

I've been permenently moved into my new place for a week now. We got the internet and cable all hooked up, and I found a job nearby. It sucks and I hate the hours, but living out on my own with my friends outweighs it. It's not like I work full time either.

I think starting in a few weeks I am going to save up to buy a new graphics card before school starts. Any suggestions?
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Internet Vacation [Jun. 6th, 2005|11:17 am]
Shawn
Having just moved into my new place, I will not have the internet until next week tuesday. I might be on this weekend a little bit, but other than that, I will catch you all in a week. See you then!
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Goodbye Dorms [May. 20th, 2005|12:40 pm]
Shawn
[Aural Stimulation |Nine Inch Nails- Right Where it Belongs]

Today I move out of the dorms forever. No more loud bass at 2 am, no more people yelling out their windows for no reason at all. No more questionable living conditions.

I'll still kind of miss it though.

In about two weeks I move into a house with my friends Chris and Mark. It's huge (for 3 college students anyways) and the location can't be beat. This is going to be an excellent summer.
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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy review [Apr. 29th, 2005|06:48 pm]
Shawn
Just got back from seeing Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. While it wasn't quite as good as I was hoping, it certainly wasn't the trainwreck that many reviews suggest.

It was funny. Not hilarious, but it make me laugh a few times and smile throughout most of it.

Things I Liked:

The dolphins' song: A funny little tune that reminded me of Monty Python, which is exactly what this movie should do.

The guide entries. They were right out of the book, and the little animations that go along with them are excellent. I only wish there were a few more.

The overall visuals: The movie has a great design aesthetic. I really liked The Heart of Gold, Marvin, Deep Thought, and of course the Margrathea factory floor was spectacular.

Mos Def as Ford: He didn't have a lot to do, but he makes an excellent Ford.

The new scene where they visit the Vogon homeworld: I thought it was very funny and fit right in with the established material. It worked well to add a second act to a story that didn't really have one.

Slartibartfast: Wow. The best performance in the film, very charming and funny.

The changed ending: I know a lot of people will bitch up and down about the changes made to the ending, but I honestly liked (most) of them, except for the little bit when that love story subplot comes creeping in.

Things I did not like:

The love story subplot: it's not necessary, it doesn't work, but it doesn't ruin the film either. It'll make you roll your eyes a little bit, I'm sure, but it's mostly harmless.

The John Malkovich part: Pretty pointless. But it's hard not to like John Malkovich.

Zaphod: Sam Rockwell was great, but they could have toned him down juuuust a bit.

General incoherence: They rush some stuff and don't really explain some other stuff, so the movie feels kind of disjointed.

So what we have here is a very likeable film that's on the edge of being really good but never quite crosses it. I know I'll go see it again though. If you were forcing me to grade it, I'd give it a B. High marks for effort, but it could have been just a little better. Nonetheless, I think Douglas Adams would have walked out of the theater satisfied.
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Hey pig [Apr. 21st, 2005|04:25 pm]
Shawn
[Aural Stimulation |legally obligated to listen to Nine Inch Nails until June]

Cutting open a fetal pig changes you, man. IT CHANGES YOU!


But it was still better than writing this paper.
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You can't fight it [Apr. 20th, 2005|02:51 pm]
Shawn
[Aural Stimulation |Nine Inch Nails- Beside you in time]

The new Star Wars films have not been great. I've been burned twice now, so you'd think I'd learn. But here we are, a little under a month away from Episode 3, and I am excited. I don't know what it is. Is it because the trailers thus far have been impressive and exciting? Is is the wave of blatant marketing like Darth Tater or the dark side M&Ms?

I think it's just the general buzz of excitement that no films besides Star Wars have ever come close to capturing. And the finality. We are finally faced with the fact that this is the last Star Wars ever. Even after Return of the Jedi, there were rumors and promises of more films. But this time, we don't have that. This is the last time we can possibly get this excited about it, so people are going crazy.

I'm starting to feel it too. I just recently bought a box of Star Wars cereal. I have a sudden urge that I just can't explain to buy some Episode 3 action figures. I'm staring to check online for midnight tickets. It doesn't matter if this movie is going to suck or not. All that matters is the exctiement of watching it for the first time with a crowd of people who are really into it. It's going to be great. Just don't forget your lightsaber.
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The great job search! [Apr. 9th, 2005|09:43 pm]
Shawn
My friends and I found a place to live next year. A really nice brick house with 3 bedrooms literally right across the street from campus. Only problem is, the lease begins in June. This gives me roughly 2 months to find a job. This coming week I have decided to apply at the following places:

Sendiks
Pick N Save
the other Sendiks
Every single job availiable in the union
the library
the dorms
Barnes and Noble (or whatever bookstore it is)

Hopefully I will get a job just by the sheer amount of applications I turn in. The only trouble is getting off my ass to do it. If I can get a job in the next 2 months, my life this summer will be awesome. Wish me luck!
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