March 31, 2003


Another interesting fact that I've noticed: my body is slowly becoming accustomed to not getting as much sleep as it used to get. Back in high school, I always went to bed by at least 11:00 PM. Now, I usually don't even think about sleep until around 1:00 AM. I'm sure somewhere along it will catch up to me, but so far I like the change. It is amazing some of the things that people can think of around two in the morning. I suppose the best proof of that is the LU student-operated forum. It usually gets interesting at those message boards late at night. One can also use this time to get work done, and use the earlier hours to spend time with those with less work who go to sleep earlier. While I've never been a morning person, I can hardly believe that I have turned into a night person.

My sleeping habits are almost awkward now when I go home. My parents go to sleep early, my sister goes soon afterwards, and then I am awake by myself for a few hours. I may have to readjust my sleeping schedule over the summer. Although, then my sister will also be staying up later as well so I won't spend the entire time in front of my computer screen fighting pop-up ads.

Posted by Randy at 01:27 AM

March 30, 2003

Trip Home

Well, I'm back at here at LU after going home for the weekend. It's strange, really. No matter where I go, I always seem to miss the things I left. I guess that is just how life is. It's usually either people or familiar places. This weekend, I missed having a half-decent computer.

I usually don't complain about the computer at my house because I don't expect much from it. After all, I live in the middle of nowhere. Naturally, my (dial-up!) internet connection is horrible. But I've grown accustomed to that and have become grateful for the much faster speed at LU. I know there are plenty of people here who would laugh at the speed of our connection here, but I am not one of them. However, the real reason that I missed the computer I have here at college is the incredible number of pop-ups that appear while I'm on the internet. Thanks to my sister's constant downloading of stupid crap, I am now knowledgeable about home loans, insurance, and penis enlargement ads. Doesn't matter if I delete the crap, it is always back the next time I go home. So, next time I go home, I will probably spend most of my time searching for a decent pop-up blocker.

Honestly, what are these companies and people thinking? They can not honestly believe that the benefits of interesting a few people into purchasing an item is worth the consequence of so many people who will forever have a connection between their company and an annoying pop-up ad. I will never purchase anything from one of those things. Never.

Posted by Randy at 07:20 PM

March 29, 2003

Chicago and Dreamcatcher

Well, after playing around with the settings for a while, I have come to the conclusion that I will probably need to get someone to help me with all of HTML stuff. So, instead of doing what I wanted to do right now, I'll just talk about two different movies that I have seen recently.

Movie 1: Chicago

I saw this movie last night, and I'm happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised by it. I usually don't really care for the movies that sweep all of the awards. What I found with Chicago was an entertaining musical, quite possibly the best musical that I have ever seen. Most of the songs are awesome. I would love to see it performed on stage. I liked the plot of the movie and absolutely loved its ending. I also like how it portrayed defense lawyers. I would highly recommend it if you like musicals.

Movie 2: Dreamcatcher

I did know what to expect with this movie because I have read the Stephen King book it was based on. The movie has a great plot, even if it is a bit crude more than a few times. I think, however, that I am happy with the movie because I am not a "book-to-movie" purist. If you are a Stephen King fan and want to see exactly what was written, prepare to be a little upset. This was a well-done horror movie based upon a novel written by the modern king of horror novels. Prepare to be scared. If you like horror movies, I highly recommend watching this movie.

Posted by Randy at 02:55 PM

*The Beginning

Well, I finally did it. After lurking around and reading the blogs of several different people, I decided to try and do my own. This probably won't be updated every day, but I'll come here whenever I want to rant/talk about something. I'm going to leave at this for the moment because I want to play around with the settings.

Posted by Randy at 02:32 PM