December 20, 2009

Photogenic trio.

Photo of the Day: December 20, 2009

Photogenic trio.

October 24, 2009

Group B

Mozambique 0:0 Tunisa
Kenya 1:3 Nigeria

Nigeria qualifies

Group C

Rwanda 1:2 Zambia
Egypt 1:1 Algeria

Algeria qualfies

Final CAF teams to qualify

Group B Mozambique 0:0 Tunisa Kenya 1:3 Nigeria Nigeria qualifies Group C Rwanda 1:2 Zambia Egypt 1:1 Algeria Algeria qualfies
Bahrain 0:0 New Zealand
New Zealand 2:1 Bahrain

New Zealand wins 2-1 in aggregate

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification: AFC v. OFC Playoff PREDICTION

Bahrain 0:0 New Zealand New Zealand 2:1 Bahrain New Zealand wins 2-1 in aggregate
Bahrain 0:0 New Zealand
New Zealand 2:1 Bahrain

New Zealand wins 2-1 in aggregate

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification: AFC v. OFC Playoff PREDICTION

Bahrain 0:0 New Zealand New Zealand 2:1 Bahrain New Zealand wins 2-1 in aggregate
Costa Rica 3:0 Uruguay
Uruguay 2:1 Costa Rica

Costa Rica wins 4-2 in aggregate

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification: CONCACAF v. CONMEBOL Playoff PREDICTION

Costa Rica 3:0 Uruguay Uruguay 2:1 Costa Rica Costa Rica wins 4-2 in aggregate
Republic of Ireland 2:1 France
France 0:0 Repiblic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland wins 2-1 in aggregate

Portugal 3:0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzgovina 2:3 Portugal

Portugal wins 6-2 in aggregate

Greece 2:0 Ukraine
Ukraine 1:1 Greece

Greece wins 3-1 in aggregate

Russia 3:0 Slovenia
Slovenia 1:2 Russia

Russia wins 5-1 in aggregate

Russia, Greece, Portugal and Ireland qualify.

2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification: UEFA Second Round Predictions

Republic of Ireland 2:1 France France 0:0 Repiblic of Ireland Republic of Ireland wins 2-1 in aggregate Portugal 3:0 Bosnia and Herzegovin...

October 21, 2009

No need for a major introduction here, we all know it. AccuTrack is a piece of a shit. Okay, it isn’t really. The real explanation behind the whole errors and failure of the program is because AccuTrack wasn’t intended to have so many people during a period of time use the program to sing up for classes during RAISE.

Accu...Fuck up...

No need for a major introduction here, we all know it. AccuTrack is a piece of a shit. Okay, it isn’t really. The real explanation behind th...

October 13, 2009

Okay look, I get. Tuesday's are now suppose to be about devoting my attention to Angela Stallman and Laura Gartrell, but fuck, this is awesome.

Remember, back in March, when I posted an audio bit of Mastodon's "Oblivion". Well, they got a new music video out now, and it's literally out of this world! Pun intended.

Essentially, they're in space, they see something majestical, they are astounded, take their helmet off...in space...and they die.

NOT TO RUN THE ENDING OR ANYTHING!


http://youtu.be/s6WGNd8QR-U

Tuesday Tunes: "Oblivion" – Mastodon (again)

Okay look, I get. Tuesday's are now suppose to be about devoting my attention to Angela Stallman and Laura Gartrell, but fuck, this is a...

August 30, 2009

Part VI: Post Grunge's Wrath for 'All The Right Reasons'

In due time, Post Grunge towards the fall of 2005 found his ultimate thing to ensure Post Grunge was the kind of mainstream shitty rock. It was “All The Right Reasons”...and he found the perfect band...Nickelback! He then down poisoned the band and it was an album of generic ballads for the majority of the album with only one or two heavy songs. Plus...each song sounded the exact same. Post Grunge’s true dream for almost a decade finally came true and he was truly living life with all the mainstreamers.

That next year he even got more impressed with his next thing to add to the peat nut gallery was Daughtry. They were the quintessential target for him and Post Grunge loved him. For the next few years of 2006, 2007 and even 2008, Post Grunge held his wrath over the other bands except Theory and was truly proud of his accomplishment of even more bands to follow such as Anberlin, Saving Abel and Cavo.

The Era of Post-Grunge: Part VI

Part VI: Post Grunge's Wrath for 'All The Right Reasons' In due time, Post Grunge towards the fall of 2005 found his ultimate ...

August 29, 2009

Part V: The clash of the shit rock; Pop punk vs. Post-grunge vs. Emo

Time kept going and he was losing his patience with the bands he poisoned up with his generica trash. After the burst in 2001 and 2002 he was trying to think of a new plan. He saw a problem though in 2003 through 2004. He noticed his biggest attention whore rivals were getting in the way. Pop-Punk and Emo. With their bands like The Click Five, Fall Out Boy, All American Reject and Bowling For Soup stealing the rock mainstream...Post Grunge was boiling in anger at them. They stole his spotlight. Throughout the quiet year of 2004 for Post Grunge he was going to try hard for his 2005 master plan. It would ensure Post Grunge was the king of the shittiest rock music of the 21st century.

Problems came for Post Grunge though. His first problem was the total lack of cooperation with Theory of a Deadman. Theory was trying out their own styles and making their own sound that was more inspired by Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam and less by Creed and Nickelback. Post Grunge was infuriated at Theory and then Theory basically took a shit on Post Grunge’s lawn and never looked back at the dread genre. Post Grunge came across the same problems for Seether and Staind when they made “Karma and Effect” and “Chapter V”, respectively. They were heavy, back to their roots sounds, that Post Grunge hated with a burning passion.

The Era of Post-Grunge: Part V

Part V: The clash of the shit rock; Pop punk vs. Post-grunge vs. Emo Time kept going and he was losing his patience with the bands he pois...

August 28, 2009

For you Hanna. JUST FOR YOU.

Photo of the Day: August 28, 2009

For you Hanna. JUST FOR YOU.

Part IV: Hey! Look at me! I'm like grunge except a thousand times more shittier!

After the failure with Creed, Post-Grunge poisoned Nickelback with “generica trash”... it worked, but not the way Post Grunge wanted it to work. Nickelback’s third album Silver Side Up, had a song “How You Remind Me” that reached #1 in almost every country Post Grunge could think of. Post Grunge was proud of his efforts...but since he was an attention whore, he wasn’t proud enough. He then saw potential in Staind...who was a nu metal band. He knew his wrath would be unstoppable if he could poison Staind and make them generic mainstream rock trash. It sadly worked. “It’s Been Awhile” was a bit hit on the Hot 100.

The Era of Post-Grunge: Part IV

Part IV: Hey! Look at me! I'm like grunge except a thousand times more shittier! After the failure with Creed, Post-Grunge poisoned Ni...

August 27, 2009

Part III: From Grunge to Post-Grunge

Grunge couldn’t stand it being adored and loved to death by people, and neither could his homeboys. This had the effect primarily on Stone Temple Pilots and Soundgarden whom went down under to do underground projects, and the poor Alice In Chains tried...until during the wrath of “post grunge” (we’ll get to that later) got to them...so they drugged themselves up. Yeah. Not good. Luckily, though Pearl Jam handled the fame and basically dickslaped the record companies and did their own thing. Eddie Vedder was happy (for a Grunge artists), more like satisfied. Epic Records was in shambles and shame.

The Era of Post-Grunge: Part III

Part III: From Grunge to Post-Grunge Grunge couldn’t stand it being adored and loved to death by people, and neither could his homeboys. T...

August 26, 2009

Part II: Welcome to Mainstream (Hell)

Grunge soon began to make a couple friends like him. He very first friend was Buzz Osborne who would later make the legendary band “Melvins”. Soon over time, Grunge began to make more homeboys to chill with, such as Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Mudhoney and the Stone Temple Pilots. Grunge though started to get irritated, because of the mainstream. Grunge HATED the mainstream, more than he hated anything else (except his homeboys). Around say, 1991-1993, Grunge was somewhat forced into the mainstream....

The Era of Post-Grunge: Part II

Part II: Welcome to Mainstream (Hell) Grunge soon began to make a couple friends like him. He very first friend was Buzz Osborne who would...

August 25, 2009

PART I - GRUNGE: FROM MUSIC TO SEATTLE

Once upon a time there was the magical land known as “Real Rock Music”, a province as you might say in the all might land of Music. It was back in the days of the early 1980’s, or some say around 1982. There lived a kid named Grunge. Grunge, he was angst-ridden kid with many things that pissed him off. Easily you could say that Grunge wasn’t exactly your kid you wanted to play on the playground with.

Poor grunge didn’t have that many friends, Grunge’s parents, “heavy metal” and “alternative rock” abandoned him. The more popular kids such as Roots, Hardcore Punk, Metal and Blues left the Grunge alone. Grunge often was seen playing in the dirt, which is an urban legend of how he got his name. Grunge soon got tired of living in the land of “Real Rock Music” and moved to a far away foreign land off the map. Today, we call that newfound land “Seattle”. Grunge loved Seattle, primarily because it was a depressing city to live in. It rained, and rained, the sky was frequently grey and black. And you know what? Grunge loved it. He didn’t give a shit what others thought of him. He was kind of an underground independent thinker in organizing his thoughts.

The Era of Post-Grunge: Part I

PART I - GRUNGE: FROM MUSIC TO SEATTLE Once upon a time there was the magical land known as “Real Rock Music”, a province as you might sa...

August 17, 2009

To correlate with my predictions for the final group stage predictions...here are my results predictions:

Houston Dynamo 3—0 Isidro Metapán
Árabe Unido 1—2 C.F. Pachuca
C.F. Pachuca 4—0 Isidro Metapán
Árabe Unido 0—0 Houston Dynamo
Isidro Metapán 2—3 Árabe Unido
C.F. Pachuca 2—1 Houston Dynamo
Houston Dynamo 3—1 Árabe Unido
Isidro Metapán 0—3 C.F. Pachuca
Árabe Unido 2—0 Isidro Metapán
Houston Dynamo 1—1 C.F. Pachuca
C.F. Pachuca 4—1 Árabe Unido
Isidro Metapán 0—2 Houston Dynamo

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To correlate with my predictions for the final group stage predictions...here are my results predictions: Houston Dynamo 3—0 Isidro Metapá...

August 16, 2009

My predictions for the oh-so-noble CONCACAF Champions' League during Group Stage.

GROUP A

1. Pachuca


Pachuca will win, because Pachuca always wins. Lousy statement, but let's face the reality. The only club that can remotely challenge the Tuzos is Houston. Even then, Pachuca should manage to comfortably achieve victory over the Orange Crush. Pachuca plays smart, patiently and capitalizes on any opportunity, making it a nightmare for any squad that makes an error. Pachuca can win this group going 6-0-0 the whole way out.


2. Houston Dynamo


While Pachuca leaves the rest of the group in the dust, the Orange Crush will be having their own problems vying for the second spot over DAU. Unido though, has not been playing so hot this season, while Houston has been playing fairly well, like they have over the past few years. With U.S. veteran Ching and the upcoming prospects for the USMNT such as Holden and Clark...the Dynamo should overcome the challenges from the Panamanian and Salvadorian clubs.


3. Arabe Unido


DAU does have many internationals on the squad...from Panama, but they're a very potent team to play against. Winners of many Central American club championships, they're in ground that's very familiar to them, against though, squads that might be more foreign to the turf...but far more talented. 


4. Isidro Metapan 


Metapan couldn't be anymore excited just to be playing in the tournament...every other team couldn't be anymore excited when they get to play them. They'll probably lose all their games. 

GROUP B

1. Toluca -- Mexico


Bit of a shame that Toluca, who are easily classified as a top world club power...and probably one of the best in the Americas are placed in probably the toughest group. In my opinion, this group is easily the group of death for the Champions League. Toluca, will have a few speed bumps along the way. The games in San Pedro Sula and Washington, D.C. wont be easy victories for the Diablos Rojas, but they'll pick them up...hopefully. Toluca should win every game in their group stage, and maybe tie Maraton on the road. 


2. Maraton -- Honduras


What's essentially a rat race for the second spot behind the Mexican team, Maraton should snatch it over the Trinidadians and Americans. A speedy, sometimes unpredictable team, with stars such as Henrequez and Martinez should rocket the Esmeraldas ahead of the Black and Red and Jabloteh. 


3. San Juan Jabloteh -- Trinidad and Tobago


Normally the third place contestant from the Carribbean in this tournament is typically the weakest. The Jabloteh have been playing fairly solid lately, and might be the weakest team. However, they'll come in with a lot of heart, but that doesn't necessarily outplay skill. Still, the should overcome the obstacles of DC United, but it's a whole different range with Maraton and the mighty Toluca.


4. D.C. United -- USA


As winners of the 2008 U.S. Open Cup, the DC United have been long-struggling this season. If it was...say the DC United from 2006 or 2007...hell, it'd be DC United probably winning the league, they did come in third I think in the previous cup. Well, not this year. The United are struggling to gain the final play-off spot for the 2009 MLS Cup, and have been stacking up an unbearable number of ties. DC United also barely squeaked by Firpo of El Salvador to earn this spot. The rusty United, who used to be the cornerstone of premier American soccer will see themselves sorrowfully bow out of the tournament with maybe a win against San Juan, and that's about it. 

GROUP C

1. Columbus Crew -- USA


The reigning MLS Cup champions had a bit of a shaky start to the season, but over the past month or so the Crew have cruised back atop the Major League Soccer standings. In my opinion probably the strongest American soccer club right now, and the only club I'd put in my top 100 list...from the United States. The Crew should also easily win this group with the help of a star-studded cast like Schlotto, Lenhart and Rogers. Should be mention their group? It's probably by far the easiest group. I see Columbus being the only non-Mexican club to win a group.


2. Cruz Azul -- Mexico





The Apateura '08 champions, in my opinion, are the weakest Mexican team in the Champions League. That's not say a whole lot, because I still expect the Cementeros to still qualify for the knockout round. Still, it'll be hit or miss for the squad. Depending on how they open up, they'll either vie with the Crew for first place, or try to hold off Saprissa for the final qualification spot. I see them winning all their home fixtures, but only managing to snatch a win in Puerto Rico on the road.




3. Saprissa -- Costa Rica


Perhaps the strongest Costa Rican club ever, Saprissa is looking rather shaky this season coming into the league. The 2008 Invierno champions had the qualification straight to group stage, but I felt there were some clubs eliminated in the preliminary stages prior to the group stage that were more deserving of a spot here. Nevertheless, Saprissa should get a few crowd-pleasing wins at home...well, except probably a tie with Columbus, but ultimately play exceptionally poor on the road.


4. Puerto Rico Islanders -- Puerto Rico


Being a subpar United Soccer Leagues club, the Islanders are by far the weakest club in the tournament. The Islanders were the finalists in the CFU Championship, but honestly there's only a handful of Trinidadian and Antigua and Barbudan clubs that remotely come close to challenging the Islanders in what is the easiest club tournament in the Western Hemisphere. Their qualification game was nothing too difficult to get here either. A rather meager aggregate victory over the struggling Toronto FC. 

GROUP D

1. UNAM Pumas

2. Communicaciones

3. Real Espana

4. Western Connection

2009-10 CONCACAF Champions League: Group Stage Predictions

My predictions for the oh-so-noble CONCACAF Champions' League during Group Stage. GROUP A 1. Pachuca Pachuca will win, because Pa...
Song Listening to When Starting Blog: Nothing As It Seems - Pearl Jam Mood: Concerned Blog Number: 150 This summer has taken a nosedive deep into the water. Like in the deep end, but you didn't dive up after going down under...you fucking fell through the cement down into the foundation. Best part? You're still falling.

Synopsis

This past week has been a slow, but steady improvement of morale. To be honest, I'm not like full blown gleamy happy. I don't think I will be anytime soon. Who knows though, something might happen that I don't see coming that'll shock me. But after a mediocre to good week this week and a typical week to a shitty week two weeks ago things for the most part are going quite well. This week was a fairly calm and laid back week and it gave me time to relax and think hard about important things that I want to do right my junior year. It seems a bit weird for a 16, almost 17 year old to think about it in that retrospect, but it's what I did. Below I'll recap my day.

Stories

The Week of August 10-16, 2009

Seeing though that I have not typed a single Tyler Talk this week, even though I did have time to, I might as well take the time to recap each day in a paragraph summary, so you Tyler Talk deprived fans can get a basic conceptual understand of the summer life of a crippled kid. Really though, this week made it seem like I got no life, primarily because of the injuries that I suffered. Now since a lot of the day were repetitive, I had to revert somewhat to my iCal and my Twitter feed to inform me with such...exciting events I did.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday was the first day back home from my week on vacation in Cape May, New Jersey. Originally, my plan was to go back to work today at Site Works, Inc. in Manassas. Well, also my plan for today because of the injury was not to go to work, but go get my arm checked out at the orthopedist. We needed to check to see a cast I might potentially need. Thankfully since I wasn't going to work, I slept in until around 11:00 AM, which for an early riser like me who normally gets up between 8:30-10:00 AM, that's pretty deep sleeping in, if you ask me. Now...I had to wait until around 3:00 PM, until we got a call from the orthopedic offices that I would not be seen until 1:00 PM. So, that day was pretty much wasted. It was spent resting my are in a splint, and watching TV, going online, and such. Got kind of boring after three hours.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

This day, was unfortunately, the only day thus far that week I knew I would be heading out of the house. I would be going to the doctor's office to have the orthopedist take a new x-ray on my elbow to see what the damage done was. I spent a lot of the day though tweeting about how...lame my day was going to be. First, we went to FedEx Kinko's at University Mall ('we' is my Mom and I), and then we drove to the orthopedist. It was like good old memories again of my mom driving me places...primarily because driving around with a broken elbow is probably not the best idea. The doctor checked my elbow, he knew it was broken, ran some x-rays and we got a surprising outcome. My arm was not going to be casted! It was some shocking news to hear that, but it was so that my elbow wouldn't stiffen from the accident and so that I can do therapy about three to five times a day by turning my arm and bending my elbow. It wouldn't make the fracture any worse, and it would help the healing process. After the pleasant news, I got the rough news. That was no physical activity for four to six weeks. Thus meaning I would miss our team's soccer camp and the first two regular season matches. Plus...no driving for at least two weeks.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Supposedly early this day there was a meteor shower to view at around 4:00 AM. Guess what I was doing at 4:00 AM Wednesday morning?! I was...sleeping! I thought it wasn't worth it, not because of the awkwardly early time, but also because it was a cloudy and stormy night. We have enough stormy nights as it is during the summer, so I found no need to exert more effort to see an illumination show in the clouds. Since once again I had planned on working today, and because of a series of unfortunate events, I had no plans for today. That afternoon though I watched the United States take on Mexico in soccer at Estadio Azteca. Now, the Azteca is one of the world's most intimidating stadiums in soccer to play at. Mexican soccer fans without any questions asked are the biggest dicks in the world of soccer fans. Throwing trash and opponents, and so on. Plus, if there's any team they hate more...it's the United States. In international soccer, the USA and Mexico are big time rivals. Kind of like the Cowboys and the Redskins. Or the Yankees and the Red Sox. These two along with Costa Rica and Honduras are the big boys of CONCACAF and really often vie for the title as the stronger team in CONCACAF. Since the USA never has beaten Mexico in Mexico or in the Azteca, I didn't suspect the USA in winning this game, yet alone score a goal. Well, what do you know? In the ninth minute a pass from Michael Bradley to Charlie Davies led to a goal with the USA up 1-0 over Mexico. Damn. Davies' celebrating made my day. He went to the corner kick flag and starting singing and dancing as if the flagpole was a microphone. The Mexican dickheads were throwing trash at Davies and Davies was messing with them. It was a sign of things to come. Basically we told Mexico "hey! We're NOT afraid of you!" And the Mexican team knew they wouldn't have an easy match. Sure Mexico won...but not with ease. Good game though. USA will probably spank the rest of the teams in world cup qualification...Mexico, will fight to even qualify. Yikes!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

It was truly another lame, boring day. The only worthwhile thing I probably did this day was finish my summer reading book, entitled 90 Minutes in Heaven. Since that's all, I might as well go on an explain the book to you. Truly, it's a crazy book.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Final Thoughts

zzzzz Song Listening to When Ending Blog: Bound - Disturbed .....why am i listening to them???

Broken Elbow ruining the week

Song Listening to When Starting Blog: Nothing As It Seems - Pearl Jam Mood: Concerned Blog Number: 150 This summer has taken a nosedive deep...

August 13, 2009

This summer has taken a nosedive deep into the water. Like in the deep end, but you didn't dive up after going down under...you fell through the cement down into the foundation. Best part? You're still falling.

This past week has been a slow, but steady improvement of morale. To be honest, I'm not like full blown gleamy happy. I don't think I will be anytime soon. Who knows though, something might happen that I don't see coming that'll shock me. But after a mediocre to good week this week and a typical week to a shitty week two weeks ago things for the most part are going quite well. This week was a fairly calm and laid back week and it gave me time to relax and think hard about important things that I want to do right my junior year. It seems a bit weird for a 16, almost 17 year old to think about it in that retrospect, but it's what I did. Below I'll recap my day.


August 10-13, 2009 Recap

This summer has taken a nosedive deep into the water. Like in the deep end, but you didn't dive up after going down under...you fell thr...

July 17, 2009

Quarterfinals

Honduras 2, Canada 0
United States 4, Panama 1
Costa Rica 3, Guadeloupe 0
Mexico 6, Haiti 0

Semi Finals

United States 1, Honduras 0
Mexico 4, Costa Rica 3

Finals

United States 3, Mexico 1

2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup Knock Out Predictions

Quarterfinals Honduras 2, Canada 0 United States 4, Panama 1 Costa Rica 3, Guadeloupe 0 Mexico 6, Haiti 0 Semi Finals United States 1, Ho...

July 03, 2009

1. Weathered - Creed [2001]
2. Silver Side Up - Nickelback [2001]
3. Riot Act - Pearl Jam [2002]
4. Break the Cycle - Staind [2001]
5. Come Clean - Puddle of Mudd [2001]
6. ANThology - Alien Ant Farm [2001]
7. Bianural - Pearl Jam [2000]
8. There's Nothing Left to Lose - Foo Fighters [1999]
9. Since We've Become Translucent - Mudhoney [2002]
10. Theory of a Deadman - Theory of a Deadman [2002]
11. The State - Nickelback [2000]
12. One By One - Foo Fighters [2002]
13. Gasoline - Theory of a Deadman [2005]
14. Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam [2006]
15. Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces - Seether [2007]
16. The Long Road - Nickelback [2003]
17. Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace - Foo Fighters [2007]
18. truANT - Alien Ant Farm [2003]
19. Phobia - Breaking Benjamin [2007]
20. Nude With Boots - Melvins [2008]
21. In Your Honor - Foo Fighters [2005]
22. We're Not Alone - Breaking Benjamin [2004]
23. Karma and the Effect - Seether [2005]
24. Shangri-La Dee Da - Stone Temple Pilots [2001]
25. Scars and Souvenirs - Theory of a Deadman [2008]
26. Dark Horse - Nickelback [2008]
27. Pigs of the Roman Empire - Melvins [2004]
28. Natural Selection - Fuel [2002]
29. Saving Abel - Saving Abel [2008]
30. Chapter V - Staind [2005]

Top 30 Post-Grunge Albums

1. Weathered - Creed [2001] 2. Silver Side Up - Nickelback [2001] 3. Riot Act - Pearl Jam [2002] 4. Break the Cycle - Staind [2001] 5. C...
1. Ten - Pearl Jam [1991]
2. Nevermind - Nirvana [1991]
3. Purple - Stone Temple Pilots [1991]
4. Dirt - Alice In Chains [1992]
5. Piece of Cake - Mudhoney [1993]
6. Temple of the Dog - Temple of the Dog [1990]
7. Vs. - Pearl Jam [1993]
8. Superunknown - Soundgarden [1994]
9. In Utero - Nirvana [1993]
10. Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge - Mudhoney [1991]
11. The Colour and the Shape - Foo Fighters [1997]
12. Prick - Melvins [1991]
13. L7 - L7 [1987]
14. Bleach - Nirvana [1989]
15. Facelift - Alice In Chains [1990]
16. Core - Stone Temple Pilots [1991]
17. Curb - Nickelback [1996]
18. Vitalogy - Pearl Jam [1994]
19. Jar of Flies - Alice In Chains [1993]
20. No Code - Pearl Jam [1996]
21. Ultramega OK - Soundgarden [1988]
22. Badmotorfinger - Soundgarden [1991]
23. Brick Are Heavy - L7 [1992]
24. Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters [1995]
25. Gish - Smashing Pumpkins [1991]
26. Down On The Upside - Soundgarden [1996]
27. Alice In Chains - Alice In Chains [1995]
28. My Brother the Cow - Mudhoney [1993]
29. Yield - Pearl Jam [1998]
30. Bullhead - Melvins [1992]

Top 30 Grunge Albums

1. Ten - Pearl Jam [1991] 2. Nevermind - Nirvana [1991] 3. Purple - Stone Temple Pilots [1991] 4. Dirt - Alice In Chains [1992] 5. Piece...

July 02, 2009

Group A
Costa Rica 2:0 El Salvador
Canada 1:2 Jamaica
Jamaica 1:2 Costa Rica
Canada 0:0 El Salvador
Canada 1:4 Costa Rica
Jamaica 1:1 El Salvador

1. Costa Rica [3-0-0] GF: 8 GA: 2 PTS: 9
2. Jamaica [1-1-1] GF: 4 GA: 4 PTS: 4
3. El Salavador [0-1-2] GF: 1 GA:3 PTS: 2
4. Canada [0-2-1] GF: 2 GA: 6 PTS: 1


Group B
Honduras 2:0 Haiti
Grenada 0:4 United States
Haiti 2:1 Grenada
Honduras 0:2 United States
Haiti 0:3 United States
Honduras 3:1 Grenada

1. United States [3-0-0] GF: 9 GA: 0 PTS: 9
2. Honduras [2-1-0] GF: 5 GA: 3 PTS: 6
3. Haiti [1-2-0] GF: 2 GA:3 PTS: 3
4. Grenada [0-3-0] GF: 2 GA: 9 PTS: 0



Group C
Panama 0:0 Guadeloupe
Mexico 4:0 Nicaragua
Guadeloupe 2:1 Nicaragua
Mexico 2:1 Panama
Nicaragua 0:2 Panama
Mexico 3:1 Guadeloupe

2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup Predictions

Group A Costa Rica 2:0 El Salvador Canada 1:2 Jamaica Jamaica 1:2 Costa Rica Canada 0:0 El Salvador Canada 1:4 Costa Rica Jamaica 1:1 El Sa...

June 14, 2009


I try not to do pictures of myself for Photo of the Day, but this was too me to pass up.

Photo of the Day: June 14, 2009

I try not to do pictures of myself for Photo of the Day, but this was too me to pass up.

June 13, 2009

Song Listening to When Starting Blog: You're Gonna Go Far Kid - The Offspring Mood: Perplexed Blog Number: 138 Dear Life, You're a confusing little bastard sometimes...just so you know... Love, Tyler Let's go on with the blog:

Synopsis

It's been way too many times way too lately I've been overconcered with life and being in excessive deep thought. Is it the music I'm listening to? My day to day situations? Or just my typical adolescent era of progression and wonders about life. Questions. Yet no answers. Answers that'll never answered, but answers that we will interpret depending on what life gives us. They say also when life gives you lemons make lemonade. I've probably made enough lemonade to outpace Snapple or Country Time. As for my daily updates I had a special two hour soccer practice thing where we spent the second half watching the Fauquier Lions play the Chantilly Predators. The Lions barely won (which shocked me cause they should have kicked this team's ass) by a score of 2-1. Dang, that's close...too close. And then I chilled most of the day and cleaned up from last night.

Stories

First Exam - Computer Graphics

Crossing the Border

Photo of the Day


Final Thoughts

As for Saturday my plan is to clean up the mess that was left behind when everyone else left. That should be so much more fun than hanging out with them. And congrats to the Pittsburgh Penguins for winning the 2009 Stanley Cup finals over the Detroit Red Wings in game seven, 2-1. I watched parts of the game...it was really intense! And I got a team practice around noon tomorrow followed by watching a soccer game between the FCSC Lions and the CHAN Predators, we play the Lions in Warrenton this Sunday. Jam packed intensified weekend, and last night only kicked it off! Later guys. Song Listening to When Ending Blog: With You - Linkin Park

Perplexed, final Spring '09 games

Song Listening to When Starting Blog: You're Gonna Go Far Kid - The Offspring Mood: Perplexed Blog Number: 138 Dear Life, You're a c...

June 06, 2009

Ben Johnson and his obsession with a crab.

Photo of the Day: June 6, 2009

Ben Johnson and his obsession with a crab.

May 31, 2009

Keeping up with the Irish failure. But the ginger failure. The happy face...uh...

Photo of the Day: May 31, 2009

Keeping up with the Irish failure. But the ginger failure. The happy face...uh...

May 30, 2009

British win. Irish fail. Nuff said.

Photo of the Day: May 30, 2009

British win. Irish fail. Nuff said.

May 01, 2009

Prior to school starting, during the 25 minute passing time before first block, I was talking to Ben Johnson and Zach Sheldon. During the conversation, it segwayed into the talk about Good Morning Robinson, or my school’s morning announcements that come up on TV from 7:20-7:35 AM. They told me I should pay very, very close attention to it today. I didn’t need to ask, I knew initially that they were going to be in it somehow.

GMR – Staring Zach, Carl (and Ben)

Prior to school starting, during the 25 minute passing time before first block, I was talking to Ben Johnson and Zach Sheldon. During the co...

April 30, 2009

As I was talking to Jackie and Patrick today I noticed something instantly before I could even proceed on to what I had to say. Patrick got a haircut, and I don’t mean a miniature haircut, or a slight trim...I’m talking about a haircut that did some damage. With that, it led into a conversation about haircuts and how Patrick once got his neck cut because his mom “tried” to cut his hair and the good old stories about the Asian ladies that try to cut your hair, and somehow always fail in the end.

But this was not exactly like those. Patrick then told me about this one lady who cut his hair who was nonstop speaking to Patrick about pie........okay......that’s a bit random, and probably something I really didn’t need to know. Then apparently, or according to Patrick, she cut his hair like a pie.

Already I was skeptical about the whole story, so in my instinctive nature, I asked him some questions in response. Simply the questions like: “Um, what’s that exactly?” He answered by saying how she cut it somewhat like a bowl cut. Again, more questions. My next question was: “Wouldn’t that just be a bowl cut or a skater cut?” He then went on to say how it wasn’t because it was only half his hair. Well, I wasn’t going to argue but it was a bit, strange, I think everyone else listening in would agree.

A Pie Haircut?

As I was talking to Jackie and Patrick today I noticed something instantly before I could even proceed on to what I had to say. Patrick got ...

April 25, 2009

FAIRFAX, VA - Apr. 24, 2009 - In what was a game that could have gone either way, the
Robinson Rams manage to pull off an upset over the Yorktown Patriots 2-0, by scoring two
second half goals on Friday, April 24.
Previously, being postponed because of inclement weather a week ago, the weather
conditions were much better for soccer, with sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 80s.
For the first twenty minutes of play, it was all back in forth in the midfield before a
breakaway in the 22nd minute. Robinson’s center forward Matt Cevasco made a shot towards the
upper right corner of the goal, just barely missing it. In response, an unidentified midfielder from
Yorktown would go on a large breakaway and struck a shot towards the lower left corner of the
goal, ending in a shot off the post.

Robinson JV upsets Yorktown, 2-0

FAIRFAX, VA - Apr. 24, 2009 - In what was a game that could have gone either way, the Robinson Rams manage to pull off an upset over the Yo...

March 26, 2009

Tomorrow is the day of the REI meeting thing. And RAISE tomorrow, I’m getting a bit rushed to get showered off and cleaned up so I am going to leave it at that, don’t worry they’ll be a Tyler Talk tomorrow...after all when you do this everyday for almost four months, it feels weird not to do.

REI Sneak Peak (Since you're DYING to see this)

Tomorrow is the day of the REI meeting thing. And RAISE tomorrow, I’m getting a bit rushed to get showered off and cleaned up so I am going ...
Tomorrow is the day of the REI meeting thing. And RAISE tomorrow, I’m getting a bit rushed to get showered off and cleaned up so I am going to leave it at that, don’t worry they’ll be a Tyler Talk tomorrow...after all when you do this everyday for almost four months, it feels weird not to do.

REI Sneak Peak (Since you're DYING to see this)

Tomorrow is the day of the REI meeting thing. And RAISE tomorrow, I’m getting a bit rushed to get showered off and cleaned up so I am going ...

March 25, 2009

I have used Uvindu Wanniachchige (whew! That’s a ridiculously long last name!) multiple times in the “Photo of the Day” section below this story, but never have I really spoken much about him. He’s my favorite, least favorite, best friend and my mortal enemy that’s of Sri Lankan decent. Needless to say he’s my only friend that’s a Sri Lankan...that I know of. Seriously the kids cool and funny. And he’s my hero, especially after viewing Hot Spark. But this...hero had a flaw today and reminded us all that we all make mistakes, but he made a big no-no. And I reacted well.

Since I ate “D” lunch I ate with a unusual group of friends for the day. Uvindu was the term we coined the “trash bitch”. Basically, the trash bitch is the one that sits on the end of the table and all the trash gets accumulated to him...his or her responsibility is to throw it all away. Hence the name trash bitch. But when Uvindu was about to pick it all up, he dropped all the food, about three trays worth of scraps and crums. Hadn’t I responded quickly it would have all landed in my lap, but I zoomed backwards in my chair and was away from the mess, not one morsel of food made contact with me. I feel proud of that, but poor Uvindu he looked like a dumb ass, we all had a good laugh about and it got cleaned up.

Sri Lankan Fail

I have used Uvindu Wanniachchige (whew! That’s a ridiculously long last name!) multiple times in the “Photo of the Day” section below this s...
I forget which passing it was, I think it was actually before seventh period, I come to my locker and it has a duct tape “X” on it, thankfully it was duct taped shut...or I would have other problems on my hands. Thankfully, it wasn’t. In about fifteen to twenty seconds I had the “masterpiece” disarmed and reassembled on Renee Redmen’s locker. But it only took mere seconds to figure out who the culprit was in this...operation. Patrick Brimberry. I mean, after I grabbed my books for the next class and dropped off my books from the previous class I saw Patrick running towards me. And I knew he was coming towards me. He was halfway laughing and failing miserably in a poor attempt to keep his face looking contempt. Before he could say anything I slyly asked “would you happen to know who put duct tape on my locker?”

He was defeated or well...but in the hot seat. He fussed up fast, but he wasn’t telling me who else helped me. I asked Stephen Goodrick and Anna Farwell if they knew, I knew it wasn’t them, because they’re like my two nicest friends...they would never do that. Plus, I couldn’t see them pulling a practical joke on me. Well...maybe Stephen. Now I bet Anna’s reading this and thinking “oh...just wait Tyler...!” I sense it. Okay, knocked on wood...totally safe to a legit level now.

But after school Renee confessed and told she was responsible to, then Patrick was then accusing Renee of forcing him to do it. I’m confused honestly by the whole mess of stories, and if you are too...don’t worry. I’ll figure it out tomorrow, or I’ll just blow it off my shoulders. Or possibly plot some...revenge...

Duct Tape Conflict

I forget which passing it was, I think it was actually before seventh period, I come to my locker and it has a duct tape “X” on it, thankful...
I guess I am. Well not majority, during this quiz we took to test if we were either a visual, audio or kinesthetic learner, it was split across for me. Of the 12 questions, I got 5 for kinesthetic, 4 for visual and 3 for audio. So, kinesthetic I guess. A kinesthetic learner is someone who learns better by doing really interactive stuff, like hands on. No, no sexual pun intended. For that Mrs. Granville divided us into groups (oh this is AP Government by the way) into three groups. Each group as a mix of visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners. We only have four kinesthetic learners in the class, including me...so I was the only one in my group. Woo, represting the super minority! The group wants me to do some game for defense and foriegn policy. I thought about using the game Risk as an example.

However, the game Risk...it’s boring. It’s like Monopoly. Perhaps comedian (don’t get angry Brandon Wardell) Dane Cook explains it the best, “when you play monopoly...two hours into any game of Monopoly...................*boom* FUCK THIS GAME!!!!!” Yeah it makes you laugh, but it’s true, especially in Risk. Risk is a game you could start today and not finish until it’s Spring Break, and towards the latter half of it. My idea is though to make people wear signs of them of continents, regions and or nations. Then explain it from there. Easy, cheap, and most importantly...short and sweet and to the point.

This is due on Tuesday, March 31. We begin work tomorrow.

I'm a Kinesthetic Learner

I guess I am. Well not majority, during this quiz we took to test if we were either a visual, audio or kinesthetic learner, it was split acr...
You guys know my morning drill, so the real “exciting” or well noteworthy stuff of today began with Computer Graphics class and finalizing the playing card project. I probably annoyed Stephen Goodrick a lot by asking him what he thought of the various designs I was experimenting with looked like. So, on Friday I’ll try to annoy him less on that...or will I? I went to RAISE Time in my Chemistry class and I perked up my lab with Josh Choi and I did my test corrections. Tomorrow, I take the retest...wish me luck. Time kept passing then it was AP Government, we got into our groups today on the public policy project. From there it was Chemistry for an unexpected 50 minutes instead of 20 minutes due to a quiz so it was my first time ever in my Robinson years going to “D” lunch...it was okay. Then I had Spanish, where I tried to cheer up Kyle Barry. Had a rough day (Kyle did), then I stayed after school to, ironically, retake a Spanish quiz that I pissed when I was sick last week. From there I had a swim check for Boy Scouts at the South Run RECenter, then I came home. And I’m serious as long as it, that’s about as minimal I could get.

Daily Synopsis: March 25

You guys know my morning drill, so the real “exciting” or well noteworthy stuff of today began with Computer Graphics class and finalizing t...

March 24, 2009

We all learn something new everyday, for instance, a couple days ago as many of you remember from a previous blog, Michael Plant learned the definition of the sexual innuendo number sixty-nine (69). Today, I learned something myself, I learned what the wear “apathetic” means. Okay, I probably have learned the word and used the word in months past, but I don’t really recall it this morning when Ben Johnson used in a sentence when speaking to me. I think I asked him what’s up and he answered that he was in an apathetic mood. I went to a trusted source to get my puzzling question answered...Stephen A.B. Goodrick. After all, his mother’s an English teacher, so it’s in his blood to be a human dictionary. He gallantly answered that it meant non caring. I was going to go back to talk to Ben to take interest in life, but I ran into another Ben on the way back...it was Benjamin Wittig. I couldn’t ignore him, so I stopped and had a wonderful two-minute chit chat with him. Afterwards, I went to go confront Ben.

I began to throw a bunch of crap of him with theories and philosophies that he should live his life to the fullest and not be in a “I don’t care mood”. I mean, you’re gifted with this life and you as we know live only once so every moment you should take advantage of it. Ok yes, we all have those blah mood inside of us from time to time, but I mean this is Ben Johnson we are talking about. The kid’s a gallant, happy kid that should be a caring mood all the time...nah I’m just kidding, we all have the right to be “meh...” every now and then, I know I have. So it’s okay Ben...don’t let it happen again, just kidding.

The Meaning of Apathetical Logic

We all learn something new everyday, for instance, a couple days ago as many of you remember from a previous blog, Michael Plant learned th...
It’s now time to give you a brief recap of stuff that’s going on in my life over the next couple of days. For me, soccer practice starts tomorrow for the 2009 soccer season, it’ll be interesting to see what blogging will be like during the soccer season, it will be a lot less stress pressing, because soccer will only be on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and on the weekends, preferably on Sunday’s. So anticipate some coverage on the practices and games. The preparation for Philmont 2009 this summer continues to go on as we begin the hardcore preparations. On Thursday expect some stories on the backpacking course at REI. Spring Break is coming up soon, so they’ll be an ongoing series of Spring Break from Day 1 which is Friday, April 3, all the way to the final day which is Day 10 on Sunday, April 12. Good stuff ahead. Alright, time to stop typing this thing, later guys.

Philmont '09 SNEAK PEAK COMING SOON!

It’s now time to give you a brief recap of stuff that’s going on in my life over the next couple of days. For me, soccer practice starts tom...

March 23, 2009

My lunch was truly a unique lunch today with M.H., B.J. and T.D. It wasn’t so much out of the ordinary since we were bashing T.P. in telling him that he was the devil and his father is a Satanist. Even though these are both false and incorrect statements, but I guess the thing that made this lunch stand out from other lunches was that I bought lunch today. Above in other stories and such are valid explanations why I didn’t, but it was mainly because I lacked time to and were out of food, so I had the new pizza with all that stuff on top of it. It was actually not that bad, fairly decent...although that was the first, and probably last time I will have that pizza.

The cookies, are extremely oddly cooked. I mean it’s like a freaking semicircle in terms of what’s cooked and what could have been cooked longer, actually no it isn’t that. Either you have one semicircle that’s cooked normally, then another that’s cooked, but not longer enough. Most times, the case is that one semicircle is extremely burnt to a crisp, on the contrary the other semi circle...cooked normally. It’s ridiculous and a waste of money. The Sun Chips are good though, and so is the pink lemonade. Needless to say though, don’t expect me to eat school lunches that often at school for the rest of the year, heck for the rest of my time at Robinson Secondary School.

One Interesting Lunch

My lunch was truly a unique lunch today with M.H., B.J. and T.D. It wasn’t so much out of the ordinary since we were bashing T.P. in telling...
Who would have thought we would be doing something....interesting in Chemistry. I sure as hell didn’t know it, or expected it. But what do I know? I wasn’t there on Thursday so of course I wouldn’t know what on earth was going on in the class today. If you want a generic, simple answer...we played with fire. No that sounds dangerous it makes it seem like we were doing stuff that we were not suppose to be doing. It was actually an experiment that required we used fire. We set fire to marshmallows and cheese puffs and see how much mass they originally had was and how much weight they lost after being fried to death.

Simultaneously, we were putting the burning food underneath a coke can, which was suspended on crane like iron hooks over the ground. During that time we would record the temperature of the initial water in the coke can, then record the temperature after the substance would stop burning and it was all burnt out. The numbers somewhat surprised me, since for the fact...I had no idea what to expect.

Setting Fire to Food

Who would have thought we would be doing something....interesting in Chemistry. I sure as hell didn’t know it, or expected it. But what do I...

March 22, 2009

Cheering on Emmanuel in his final ice hockey game of the 2008–09 season, and of his high school career. Tons of Ugandan nationalism in this beautiful poster.

Photo of the Day: March 22, 2009

Cheering on Emmanuel in his final ice hockey game of the 2008–09 season, and of his high school career. Tons of Ugandan nationalism in thi...

March 17, 2009

I've been slacking a bit on the Tuesday Tunes, so it's now Tuesday, which means...TIME TO DO ANOTHER TUESDAY TUNES!!!!

Today, there is this rather unknwon metal band, specifically sludge/progressive metal band called Mastodon, and they have this new single called "Oblivion" which is from their fourth-coming album, Crack the Skye, which comes out a week from today! (That's March 24).

Not to sound unoriginal, but this song just is epic. The chorus at least. Something, something bold, it's just wild.

Update 04/01/09: Here's the audio.

Tuesday Tunes: "Oblivion" – Mastodon

I've been slacking a bit on the Tuesday Tunes, so it's now Tuesday, which means...TIME TO DO ANOTHER TUESDAY TUNES!!!! Today, ther...

March 05, 2009

During Spanish, I developed a pounding headache so severe that I couldn’t take it anymore. I had to go to the clinic. For me, going to the clinic is a rare occurrence and I usually try to avoid going, and just wait till I get home, but today I just couldn’t take it, I need to just not think and rest, which makes me feel relieved that I got an easy day tomorrow except for my Geometry test, but I got that taken care of during the morning hours.

What was weird about my trip to the clinic was..well the trip in general. Every time I went to and from the clinic I ran into someone I know, yeah that isn’t so weird but when it just so happens to be really, really good friends of yours...yeah that’s a bit odd. Especially in the case that it had to be four maybe five people. That’s really rare.

Oh, The People You’ll See In Halls

During Spanish, I developed a pounding headache so severe that I couldn’t take it anymore. I had to go to the clinic. For me, going to the c...
Today I got asked a question by Brandon Murphy that many people have been asking me recently. ”How do I have time to type these blogs?”. It does seem weird that a person like me that’s extremely busy with many things even has time to even get on a computer. It’s not a time management thing necessarily. It’s just become a ritual I’ve done, like brushing your teeth, or taking a shower. Not yet has it affected school, but the real reason why I manage to have time to do these blogs even when it seems like I got no time to do anything, it’s because I manage my time wisely. When I get home I usually do my homework immediately and study for any tests...if applicable. On night I got nothing planned I get that done by around...4:30 PM. That leaves the rest of the evening to do other stuff and usually during that time I find time to type these blogs.

Even if I am busy after school, I will usually get my homework done by about 8:30 PM still leaving enough time to type a blog. Unfortunately, since things are going to rapidly pick up for me starting this weekend, do not be surprised if a few days there isn’t any blogs. Shocker, I know, but I can’t do it all.

Finding Time

Today I got asked a question by Brandon Murphy that many people have been asking me recently. ”How do I have time to type these blogs?” . It...
Today was also a day I rather just skip, but it had to come anyways. That was my Chapter 6 chemistry test. It had been a unit where I had severely struggled in, but I have been busting my ass off studying in an attempt to get a decent grade on this test. It was a fairly easy test on some questions, but rather difficult on others. My hope from this, is that I manage to get at least a “B” on this test. I reread and double checked everything to the best of my abilities especially in balancing formula equations, which I suck at. I probably got a few problems here and there wrong, but I hope I did good. Ah...if only there was an effort grade in Chemistry on tests, I’d probably get nothing lower than a B+.

A Balancing Act...A Difficult Balancing Act

Today was also a day I rather just skip, but it had to come anyways. That was my Chapter 6 chemistry test. It had been a unit where I had se...

March 04, 2009

Since for today I don’t have a lot of new material to entirely talk about, I’ll just dedicate my first story of the day to an update on this field trip I am going to for my AP Government class to Washington, D.C. It is on Friday, May 8. But one thing will make it awesome...it’s on a blue day. Traditionally, I tended to loving blue days and hating gold days, but this year is the first year ever in Robinson history that I love gold days and hate blue days. But let’s compare and contrast. Blue days: Computer Graphics [awesome subject, Stephen Goodrick, but the rest of the class is weird], AP Government [cool subject, fun class, great teacher], Chemistry [awesome class, awful teacher, boring subject], and Spanish [so-so class, nice teacher, difficult]. Now for gold days: Geometry [dull class, TERRIBLE teacher...and math!!! AGH!!], AP Government [see above], English [funny class, awesome teacher, cool subject], and Health [Mr. Blair, somewhat boring subject, awesome class, chill workload].

So with the exception to Computer Graphics on blue days and Geometry on gold days I like blue days not as much as gold days. Wow, I can’t believe I wasted all that space on something that had totally no relevance to what I was focusing on. Hey now, we all make mistakes.

So that means I only have to go to Computer Graphics that day! That’s pretty sick, if I do say so myself!

The AP Government Field Trip Update

Since for today I don’t have a lot of new material to entirely talk about, I’ll just dedicate my first story of the day to an update on this...

March 03, 2009

One of these days I just want a day when things just go my way. Like a day where the people I always have to go up to to talk to come up to me and talk to me. Or a day where everyone’s just happy, because no one seems to be that happy lately. Everyone’s down and grouchy and their moral affects peoples social being. I and others are smart enough to know no one is mad just aggravated about life. It’s so true though. Life couldn’t be any more of a bitch than it is right now. I can’t even think of it all, but damn there’s so much. Plus school’s hard. No matter how much fucking effort I put in, it’s never good enough. Standards are way too high, and they got to be lowered. Everything is too over-competitive and it needs to be open up into a broader spectrum.

The Rough Go Day

One of these days I just want a day when things just go my way. Like a day where the people I always have to go up to to talk to come up to ...

March 02, 2009

Decisions, Decisions


Well, I don’t got time...I’m choosing not to do track...

REGULARS


HPBJ


Hanna and Ben


No time sorry :(

The Irish Update


No time sorry :(

Photo of the Day


Final Thoughts


If you’re mad that I forgot those sections, I’ll explain later...just no time long stories...

Song Listening to When Ending Blog: "The Judge” - Sasquatch

Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, Decisions Well, I don’t got time...I’m choosing not to do track... REGULARS HPBJ Hanna and Ben No time sorry :( The Irish...
Standing in an Arctic like environment is nothing so much in the terminology of...excitement. Well, actually I don’t know where I’m going with this...so I’m stopping.

Chilled to the Bone

Standing in an Arctic like environment is nothing so much in the terminology of...excitement. Well, actually I don’t know where I’m going wi...
FAIL.

Photo of the Day: March 2, 2009

FAIL.

February 11, 2009

Some of you might recall that I am an Eagle Scout. Also, in April 2008 I went to the White House to represent a portion of the Boy Scouts of America’s Eagle Scouts when President Bush welcomed Pope Benedict. Really cool moment of last year, this decade and possibly my entire life. Now, I am back to not seeing, but meeting famous people.

Won't be at school tomorrow, why? See below.

Some of you might recall that I am an Eagle Scout. Also, in April 2008 I went to the White House to represent a portion of the Boy Scouts of...
Khadijah was trying to cheer me up because Mrs. Ovalle’s dumb move to give me a 0% on three quizes I hadn’t taken yet. It helped, she’s a really helpful person to make you feel better, so if you’re reading this Khadijah, thanks :) As everyone knows this month has just been a rough slide for me, so hopefully when I get some of theses...issues settled it’ll be all back to normal, but not to the way I want things, or been trying to make things be.

Beyond School

Khadijah was trying to cheer me up because Mrs. Ovalle’s dumb move to give me a 0% on three quizes I hadn’t taken yet. It helped, she’s a re...
Day by day, Ram Model Congress gets more and more boring. It was all cool and fun at first, but it’s now getting extremely boring. We did the usual sitting down routine, turned in our homework then committee members and the leaders of the House went into the back of Davala Hall to discuss something that I really have no clue what it is. As for the rest of us, we just watched some boring episode of some dumb ass drama show called The West Wing. The episode from their fifth season, episode being called Shutdown was a yawn festival with a tweak of some funny perks. Other than that, that was a very long fifty minutes of class.

Ram Model Congress '09: Day 7

Day by day, Ram Model Congress gets more and more boring. It was all cool and fun at first, but it’s now getting extremely boring. We did th...

February 10, 2009

Seriously now, if it wasn’t for having Chemistry and Spanish in the afternoons I wouldn’t mind blue days all that much. I mean like I said I love the kids in my class, they’re all extremely awesome and they make the classes much more enjoyable. I don’t need to give a shout out to explain who they are. And if you’re in question if you are one of them, don’t worry you probably are. I now reread this and I think, wow can I be more of a jerk to my teachers. Seriously, my Chemistry teacher is out of town because of her sister’s in a recovery after almost being paralyzed. My prayers go out to her, and I wish the best for her.

Chemistry Rivalries and Spanish Errors

Seriously now, if it wasn’t for having Chemistry and Spanish in the afternoons I wouldn’t mind blue days all that much. I mean like I said I...
Probably the height of my day was when it started, in Computer Graphics. Stephen loaned me the 1996 Smashing Pumpkins’ album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness which is perhaps one of their best studio albums. I am really excited to get the music on to my iPod and have the full CD and as I type this blog I am importing the CDs, along with making flash cards for Spanish, although I am almost done. Now I am done. I seriously stopped for ten seconds to finish it.

That was a good moment of the day cause I know of how good of a album it is. Right now I am listening to filler tracks and I am really enjoying them. They’re like hidden wonders. Thanks again Stephen. It was fairly awesome of you to loan them.

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

Probably the height of my day was when it started, in Computer Graphics. Stephen loaned me the 1996 Smashing Pumpkins’ album Mellon Collie a...
Gill and Ben got to admit they had some sort of a grudge going on today in Health class. If they’re reading this right now...they’re probably laughing to themselves and in shock that I am actually putting this in my blog. Gill began to get pissed off, primarily because on Gill’s binder, notes, and bag...Ben was expressing his...art. In that I mean he was drawing hairy penises. And thank you Benjamin Wittig. Because of your actions, I used the word penis in my blog for the first time ever. I hope I don’t have to say it again anytime soon.

Gill and Ben's Grudge

Gill and Ben got to admit they had some sort of a grudge going on today in Health class. If they’re reading this right now...they’re probabl...

February 09, 2009

For English class, during the second half after lunch, we watched the first 45 minutes of the motion picture 12 Angry Men. It’s about a jury that needs a 12-0 either guilty or not guilty unanimous vote in order to make their final choice on the defendant. The case is about an eighteen year old who supposedly murders his abusive father. The history behind the kid isn’t that good. He has a very high criminal record and has grown up in a rough neighborhood ghetto. His criminal record includes being in knife fights, mugging, etc.

12 Angry Men

For English class, during the second half after lunch, we watched the first 45 minutes of the motion picture 12 Angry Men . It’s about a jur...
I’m going to skip over Geometry, because that class is uneventful. Well after Geometry it was the usual. Walked and talked with Anna back the locker bay, then after talking to Anna I went to the cafeteria with my normal gang of friends to talk a bit. After I went to get my Pre-arranged absence sheet...which I will explain later in this blog.

Ram Model Congress '09: Day 6

I’m going to skip over Geometry, because that class is uneventful. Well after Geometry it was the usual. Walked and talked with Anna back th...
Song Listening to When Starting Blog: "Spaceman" - The Killers
Mood: Pissed Off
Blog Number: 66

No one said life was easy. This year so far has been the toughest year for me, ever. It’s such a shame I guess in a way, because I look in the past from around September or October and from myself in that vantage point, I was probably think everything by now from what I was trying to accomplish would be at the height of things and things would be just the way I wanted it. While I got to admit I am farther down the road on those accomplishments and missions I wanted to finish aren’t wear I want them to be. Somethings kind of went down hill. Lately, I have been feeling neglected and ignored and even though it’s probably not true, even sometimes when I feel like some people hate me or just don’t really see me as a friend as I see in them. That, I won’t deny is probably true. I can say names, but I don’t want to hurt feelings. Maybe some of you know who you are. If you think you’re one of those people, then start to change.

Gold Day Blues

Song Listening to When Starting Blog: "Spaceman" - The Killers Mood: Pissed Off Blog Number: 66 No one said life was easy. ...
The first ideal version of a highlight today began before school actually began. Aidan and I went to the Media Center because for probably the eighth, ninth, or tenth time this year, Emmanuel told us that we could see his girlfriend. I have once, Aidan is still yet to see her. Poor Aidan, the day I saw her he was home sick. Life’s a bitch like that. Not the point of today’s story, but a recap of how obnoxious stuff in life can be. Aidan and I did our normal routine, went into the library, en route to find Emmanuel and for him to show us his girlfriend. Oh, but guess what? We get to the table he normally sits at. His reaction “....shit.....”. Initially, from that reaction...I knew that we wouldn’t be seeing his girlfriend. He let us out and promised us tomorrow in the library for sure. Yeah, sure. Hope he is not making another bullshit excuse of procrastination. Odds are...he is.

Emmanuel

The first ideal version of a highlight today began before school actually began. Aidan and I went to the Media Center because for probably t...

February 05, 2009

Last Health class, Gill Tarbett and Ben Wittig were not at my table. Well, that class I’ll say it was a tad bit quieter. Their friendship is what I call, a love-hate relationship. Gill gave Ben a manicure while Ben was flicking her off while doing so. They got into an array of arguments so pointless, I’m not going to even bother blog about it. Yeah...

Back to Normal in Health

Last Health class, Gill Tarbett and Ben Wittig were not at my table. Well, that class I’ll say it was a tad bit quieter. Their friendship is...
In English class today we finished the last two chapters of Harper Lee’s 1966 novel To Kill A Mockingbird. Overall, it was a good story, I thought, but I got to be honest here. I didn’t really exactly read the book. I just skimmed the sections depending on the worksheets we got. It was to my benefit for the fact that I did recieve on average a grade of around 96% on these papers. Mainly because they were challenging but easy enough to find in the book. Even though there were some times I did have to read a couple pages. Now, we watch the movie, which I hear is a bit of a yawner. Great...

Other than that I am now on page 100 in my book, Slash by Slash.

The TKM days are over!

In English class today we finished the last two chapters of Harper Lee’s 1966 novel To Kill A Mockingbird . Overall, it was a good story, I ...
As you can recite from the title of this section, today was the fourth day of Ram Model Congress 2009. And for today we spent the vast majority of it in our committees amending, passing or rejecting “bills”. Our Committee Leader came late for a part of the time our upper chair, Bobby Bray was the leader. As return for making him be the Republican leader for our committee (although I’m a Democrat), he made me have to go up to the podium and call up people to report to our table.

Ram Model Congress '09: Day 4

As you can recite from the title of this section, today was the fourth day of Ram Model Congress 2009. And for today we spent the vast major...
To start off a relatively awesome day, I started off with a relatively not-so-awesome class. We will just call that class...Geometry for now. But my oh my did I get really, really, really lucky today in that class. And it was thanks to my unobservant substitute teacher who didn’t see a big time error I made today.

Lucky Slide

To start off a relatively awesome day, I started off with a relatively not-so-awesome class. We will just call that class...Geometry for now...

REGULARS


Hanna - Ben


Hanna


Well, I must say you were looking very professional today for Model Congress! Doing you party whipping and all that good stuff. And yes, people did seem obsessed with my Under Armour shirt and kept stretching it and stretching it. Thankfully, Mrs. Stromwall’s creep out factor was low today...thank god.

Ben


Benjamin, Benjamin why were you walking outside today in a T-shirt? I mean seriously, it was probably in the low 40s if not upper 30s, so you must have frozen to death. Hopefully you didn’t get hypothermia. Oh, by the way there’s something I need to talk to you about.

The Irish Update


Aidan was not at school today...hungover? I think yes! Oh Aidan guess what! Emmanuel showed me his girlfriend today!!! No joke either!!!


Final Thoughts



I got back relatively early from my Scout meeting, which was boring...as usual, the scouts were a bit wound up but they calmed down when asked upon. So that’s always good. Tomorrow’s another day, but thankfully it’s a gold day...with the exception to Geometry, but hey there’s always something about any day that you may not particularly like so, I’ll just suck it up and go on with my day. Later guys and girls.


Song Listening to When Ending Blog: "Rag Doll" - Aerosmith

Regulars: 2/4/09

REGULARS Hanna - Ben Hanna Well, I must say you were looking very professional today for Model Congress! Doing you party whipping and all...

February 04, 2009

My mom told me that from now on today that I have to read at minimal for at least thirty minutes every night. While I probably read about fifteen to twenty minutes everyday without anyone telling me to, just for that...I won’t read at all tonight. I don’t want to sound like a hard headed guy bearing a grudge because I am being forced to read, but I guess well...I got better things to do than read, and I seriously do not have the time to set aside to read tree killing stories we call books. Right now other than this blog, I got some emails to the troop I need to type, some pictures I need to get organized for a photo collogue project for Computer Graphics, type a letter to a constituent for Model Congress. I had some Chemistry earlier but its done.

My point being is when my mom tells me a new policy it will die in like a week, so it’s so dumb for her to actually waste her time to enforce that I will do something that I simply wont do. She did say whatever I wanted to read I can read, so I guess it will be this blog. I did read the Valor Dictus and the Comics of The Washington Post for around fifteen minutes total, so hey that’s good enough. Sorry Mom, I won’t read for thirty minutes a night.

Read for 30 Minutes! Um, no...

My mom told me that from now on today that I have to read at minimal for at least thirty minutes every night. While I probably read about fi...
In first period Computer Graphics, I finally figured out what exactly I want my memory project to be like. As you recall from earlier blogs it was going to be a Wanted ad in a American West style, but I chose to do that. What I did was use some burn effects to make it look vintage and old. Then I printed it out, stapled the corners and in an organized manor, folded and crumpled the paper many times to make it look aged. After that I scanned it back in, and I personally think it came out amazing. So that’s always a good feeling when you know your artwork is going to come out good.

Beyond that, I am going to use a background of various Philmont pictures from my expedition in July 2007. I was grayscale the photos and give them a sepia like monotone to them, to give them a Western, yet vintage look to it. I really think now it’ll come out awesome. I’ll be sure to upload it into my Photoshop album on Facebook for all you guys to see when I am complete with it, which right now should be Friday.

Memory Project

In first period Computer Graphics, I finally figured out what exactly I want my memory project to be like. As you recall from earlier blogs ...
Right before we got into order for Ram Model Congress, Abdul Jama made a comment about my blog yesterday, which I felt was a bit ironic because I was thinking at the moment what should my introduction for today’s third day of Model Congress be for me...then wham! There you go. I felt bad for Bobby though, he left his papers at home, but he managed somehow to give me his letter to me right before seventh period.

Ram Model Congress '09: Day 3

Right before we got into order for Ram Model Congress, Abdul Jama made a comment about my blog yesterday, which I felt was a bit ironic beca...
We land again to the time of the day when I sit down, while doing other activities and squeeze some awkward times together to hammer out another daily blog. Now I think...61, that’s an impressive number of days in a row to be doing these blogs, and each one will always be unique and individual in their own way, because no day is exactly the same. It was really good blue day, but despite that...I just don’t know if every thing's right in the position I want it to be. Who is to know for sure what it is, maybe my goal by this weekend is to figure out what that issue is. Now for the important part of the blog...the blog.

61 Consecutive Days

We land again to the time of the day when I sit down, while doing other activities and squeeze some awkward times together to hammer out ano...

Hanna


Since I didn’t see you at all today, I question the absolute need to type you one today. It’s not that I don’t want to write one, it’s because I have no new material to work with, I mean tomorrow I am bound to have some. Well I worked out a few sentences babbling on, so I’ll wrap up hoping that you had a wonderful day!

Ben


Ben! I sat by you on the bus today! It was a quiet, enjoyable ride to school! Well...I hope you had a good day beyond that! Sorry for the total lack of information in these sections for today. But well I guess I’ll talk to you guys later about some good stuff...

HPBJ: 2/3/09

Hanna Since I didn’t see you at all today, I question the absolute need to type you one today. It’s not that I don’t want to write one, it’...

February 03, 2009

For me, the school bus driving for the bus I ride on, Bus #44, Mrs. Papageorge wasn’t driving the bus this morning. It was Sherri, the driver of Bus #43, and as a result she came late, that led to me...coming late to school. What are the odds?

Sherri didn’t come and pick me, and the Lohrmans, our neighbors up until 6:51. Anyone in the right mind knows that lives in Clifton...that’s way too late to pick up kids at a school bus stop, and we still had about four or five stops still on our run. So we didn’t even get to school until 7:23 AM. Or well that’s what the Class of ’06’s so spectacular clock said. Now, I wasn’t so bummed out about this, primarily because I was going to be extremely late to Geometry. I mean yeah, my friend Anna Farwell who I walk with to that class was probably bumming out that she didn’t get to walk and talk to me this morning, I was thinking this. I still get to miss Geometry. Also, she probably could just talk to me after class...which she did.

As for the bus ride, I sat by Ben Johnson, listened to some wonderful jams on my MP3 device...particularly the Apple iPod. Some wonderful rock music groups I was tuning to on my MP3 player included The Strokes’ “Last Nite” , Atreyu’s ”Becoming the Bull”, The Smashing Pumpkins’ ”Bullet With Butterfly Wings” and Tool’s ”The Pot. Good stuff, good stuff. Oh yeah and I got to class at 7:36 AM.

Papageorge's Absense

For me, the school bus driving for the bus I ride on, Bus #44, Mrs. Papageorge wasn’t driving the bus this morning. It was Sherri, the drive...
For me, unlike most kids that Ram Model Congress on a gold day today had their first time, I was having my second time of Ram Model Congress, today. We picked our top three vital issues today, one of them being from a kid in our class named Abdul Jama. His issue was on stem-cell research, which as wierd as it sounds, (if it works) could make it possible to harvest and grow limbs, organs, etc. Creepy? Yes. But hey it’s a key pinaccle point that can define forensics and biological technology of the 21st century. We also talked about some not so surprising issues that were important. These were alternative fuels and improving our healthcare system.

Ram Model Congress '09: Day 2

For me, unlike most kids that Ram Model Congress on a gold day today had their first time, I was having my second time of Ram Model Congress...
Michael Willis would have probably interrupted me before I could say “interrupted”. Four times today, Mike butted into me talking to me. Twice to the same person.

Interuptions

Michael Willis would have probably interrupted me before I could say “interrupted”. Four times today, Mike butted into me talking to me. Twi...

February 02, 2009

This a part of new Model Congress 2009 series which will start with today’s Tyler Talk and extend until the final day of Model Congress 2009. According to my Calendar, for me my last day, weather permitting will be Tuesday, February 24.

Ram Model Congress '09: Day 1

This a part of new Model Congress 2009 series which will start with today’s Tyler Talk and extend until the final day of Model Congress 200...
My morning on the bus was boring, it was the first time this school year when I was on the bus that I didn’t have my iPod. This was because I left my iPod in my room. Actually, this was stupid on my part because it was lying near my cell phone and my wallet which I grabbed right before I got out the door. So now, I took my iPod and put it in my backpack so I can listen to some wonderful tunes on my lengthly bus ride to school tomorrow.

Wanted

My morning on the bus was boring, it was the first time this school year when I was on the bus that I didn’t have my iPod. This was because ...

January 26, 2009

Scenes when bowling with Stephen.

Photo of the Day: January 26, 2009

Scenes when bowling with Stephen.

January 21, 2009

In our modern day society, our planet is getting more and more populated as we reach globalization. It was said that eventually, that our planet would get too crowded for maximum capacity and we would have to send humans to outside worlds beyond our own mother earth. This starts with sending humans back to the Moon for the first time since 1973 during the waning days of the Apollo missions. What this plan calls for is Project Constellation.

Essay: Project Constellation

In our modern day society, our planet is getting more and more populated as we reach globalization. It was said that eventually, that our pl...

 

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