Tuesday, August 21, 2007

a sticky version of my bedside table

The other day, I looked up from my computer (yes really) and the wall behind my bedside table was glowing bright blue.... it looked really cool =) and so I drew a sketch of it on the only piece of paper that I had at my fingertips... a sticky-note!

That's it right there. You can't quite see how the wall was glowing, but I think it's a neat pic nonetheless. I may make more of the same sort of thing later.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Self-Referencial Aptitude Test

Based on a more complicated and more challenging test by Jim Propp, I have created an aptitude test of sorts where all of the answers reference the other questions. Mine was just an experiment, and it only has 5 questions, but I mostly just wanted to see if I could do it. Now, you get to see if you can do it! Have fun, and let me know if you have difficulties or discover that I made an error somewhere... the test:

1: The answer to question 3 is
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E

2: The only letter that is not one of the answers on this test is:
(a) C
(b) D
(c) E
(d) A
(e) B

3: This answer is (alphabetically) before the answer to question
(a) 2
(b) 1
(c) 5
(d) none of the above
(e) 4

4: The letters which appear before this question are (not necessarily in order):
(a) B, C
(b) B, D
(c) A, C
(d) D, E
(e) C, D

5: This answer is one character away from the answer to question
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4
(e) none of the above

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Love etc

Earlier today, I had another one of those moments where I think of something so profound that I need to write it down. The thought was
"love is holding on even when you don't know the reason behind the tears"

In other news, some friends walked by while I was painting my roof (don't ask) and took a short clip of me which intends to end up on YouTube.

Also, I went to the wonderful beach of Cape Sharp this weekend, and arranged some stones and took a picture of them:

Tada!
Contact me if you want a higher resolution version for use as a desktop background or something....

One last tidbit of information that I found out today and thought was really interesting:
emotional means 'affected by an emotion' while emotive means 'drawing out or evoking emotion'

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Back from Berwick

Ok, so I was off at a wonderful camp called Berwick for the last week, which (along with how intermittent my internet is at home (due to problems concerning wireless-N or lack thereof)) explains why I haven't posted in a long time.

Camp was great, it really was, even though it felt like it went by too quickly. I met tons of new friends, saw my old friends again, and I even managed to write 2 songs as well, one on friday night at about 2am (saturday morning technically) and the other in the car on the way home on Sunday. It was really funny, because midway through walking around composing the first song, I had a sort of "movie moment" and ran into Bruce Harding, the music leader at the camp

Both wonderful love songs, they will probably make me famous in the near future... =P
Actually, I do intend to find a way to publish some of my musical/lyrical works, but I'll need some sort of help for that (iTunes?) and I will also need to learn how to play guitar so that I can accompany myself when I sing them. Then I'm going to probably need some recording equipment slightly more complicated than I have now, but yeah, once I deal with those small things, I'll be famous!

I have almost an album's worth of songs I've written, but most of them are only really half-finished... =(

Also, something I said to myself this afternoon and decided to take note of because I liked it:
"having something really good happen to you is reason enough stop regretting past choices you've made, for they all led you to where you are now"

Ponder that!