Thursday, September 02, 2004

don't die on me!

whoa... haven't blogged in forever... what with school and work and all... i like punctuation... gotta save the blog...

~the duchess of pork, Natalia

Sunday, June 13, 2004

I think I just chinned myself in the knee...

Dilbert Comic

tomorrow commences the work at radioshack in the mall.
i'm there from noon-9 all the weekdays this week.

just for those wondering the location of RadioShack:
Girls: It's across from Deb, near Sears
Guys: Above the minigolf place, across from gamestop

so i'll be there a lot. meh. 45 hours will be worth a lot of money... and FOOD COURT!!!

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

I'm stepping throught the door... and i'm floating in a most-a peculiar waaayyyyy

okay, here's the shakedown...

i went to lombard (45mins-1hr away) so i could got to the RadioShack District Office. There i just signed some paperwork, received the little rule books, including dress code (dress shirt in white or light blue UNLESS it's embroidered with the radioshack logo... weird) i also got my temporary nametag (this way i'll never forget my name)

also, next week i'll be working from noon-nine mon-fri... this won't be usual, it's just for training purposes. i hope i get a long lunch break. (what? DDR? what? sbarro? what? subway? what?) so i won't be around a lot in the upcoming week


but now i'm tired, and too lazy to sign my name creatively.

wait a minute,
~~~~~~~~~~~
.xX|\|473Xx.
~~~~~~~~~~~

Can you put your hand in your head? OH NO!!! Now you put you head in your hands OH NO!!

snap a diddle,

i gotta go to lombard today. That's where the District Office of RadioShack is. they called me when i was sleeping at 9 this morning. my mom came in and said "Nate, wake up, RadioShack is on the phone" i didn't really believe her, but i got up anyways. i couldn't even handle regular speach patterns until i picked up the phone. then i was very perky and upbeat. i don't know how i did it. I guess i have to go there for a orientation type thingy whatsit. all this driving for one little job. sheebees. The second the location in Batavia on Randall opens up i'm there.

Drug test came back fine... i'm clean

i felt sick last night, but i'm fine now... it gave me time to sit back and do some reading. I finished Prey by Michael Crichton (CRICH-TON!!! sigh, remis is probably the only person that will get that). Pretty much a swarm of nanomolecules are growing smart, and growing deadly, can kill humans, can't be controlled or shot, can mimic human beings, as well as see better than any human. oh, and they evolve every few hours or so. Now i'm probably going to start reading Everything's Eventual by Stephen King. It's a collection of 14 dark tales from King. Sound weird and creepy. And i like it.... the cover has like blood exploding from a wine glass and on a napkin "FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE HELP" written in blood. very w00t. i'm gonna have nightmares for the next three years, i know it.

so, how does everybody like the new blog layout? i find it very aerodynamic and very, may i say, SEXY. it features exclusive POSTERATOR technology. that just means the post boxes are kinda narrow so it makes my posts look longer than they are. w00t.

that's all i got for now...

~Juan Pablo Montoya

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

The Hierarchy of Zombies

Have you ever how the hierarchy of Zombies work?
I mean, how do you get to be Head Zombie? By killing off all the undead ones? Do Zombies come back to life after you kill them?
Somehow the zombies wearing pants are considered the head zombies.

Video games institued a few ground rules of figuring out the hierachy of various Dead and Undead, Holy and Evil, Human or Other Creatures


  • Does it have a weapon? If not, then you have yourself a grunt. Also known as a meatshield

  • Is it short? If so, you have yourself a creature that moves FAST.

  • All hierarchies can be broken down into 3 basic levels... Grunts, Soldiers, and Sergeants. Grunts are weak, Soldier have minimal armor and weaponry, Sergeants are usually alone and well armed

  • If the creature in question is huge AND not earth-shatteringly stupid, you have yourself a general. Usually not a good thing.

  • Huge and earth shatteringly stupid people are just used for 2 things: PUSHING, and STOMPING, as well as moonlighting as Building Demolition. Usually have a glaring weak point that's probably bright red, or flashing, or your auto-target aims right for it


  • if you couldn't tell, i'm bored out of my mind right now.

    I like to eat, eat, eat, eeples and baneenees.

    new comic.... I'M A VERB NOW!!


    anyhoo, since it's gonna be a loooong summer, how's about i put up some links of my favorite comic strips from the sunday funnies (actually, it's everyday, and i've never called them the funnies)




    Monty
    Foxtrot

    wow. that took a lot of effort to put all those links up. maybe i'll go eat some Cheese N' Cracker combos... i wub combos...

    Monday, June 07, 2004

    How Now Brown Cow?

    Oh snap daggit... gamestop doesn't want me... :*(

    i'll get over it

    so now i'm with radioshack, and i'm starting to warm up to the idea. i mean, i get $5.50 PLUS commision, and if i do well i can easily get over $10 an hour. and if i work 20 hours a week... well you do the math. of course, i had to take the mandatory drug test today. an hour to aurora, and hour and a half in the waiting room, and an hour home. all this just so i could pee in a cup. The cup was kinda spiffy... it had a fishtank thermometer on it. if anybody is interested on what temperature my urine was, feel free to message me. I felt like a juvie the whole time. I had to empty my pockets, and i couldn't flush the toilet or use the sink in the washroom. the nurse had to do the flushing. i've never drank or done drugs, so this felt very awkward.

    On the way home, i had a large vanilla shake from steak n' shake WITH HOT FUDGE ON IT!!! it was so good i almost puked. oh, and the onion rings were too hot. ouchies.

    Then the school called while i was on my adventure, apparently they can't fit in govt. 2nd semester. i might take that over the summer and open up a study hall... maybe 10th hr??? WAIVER CHINK!!

    La porta รจ fatta di minestra, e devo partire prima che io il suolo i miei indumenti intimi con bene le cioccolate
    (HINT: it's in Italian)
    www.freetranslation.com

    NATE

    Saturday, June 05, 2004

    BISMILAH! We will not let you go! LET ME GO!!

    okay, i ate at buds. gonna watch scary movie 3 now. w00t.

    now that i think about it, i don't know if i really want to work at radio shack. what with the commute, and the shoving of cell phones down people's throats. i REALLY want gamestop to hire me. but if they don't, well it's transistors and howie long for me.

    meh i say! meh!

    oh, Neopets might be very cutesy, and kiddy, but there are a lot of really fun games on there. and teh animals r teh CYOOTS!!!! i mean, uh, fun games.. yup... just fun games. i'm currently hooked on "Zurroball" (click the ball millions of times)

    what did the orange say to the spotted banana?
    ADIOS!!(or something like that :p)

    It's like that Dobbie Brothers song, except, like, without the whole money for nothing thing.

    Woohoo!!

    Today i had an interview at gamestop (w00t) and an interview at radio shack (also w00t). radio shack is willing to let me work at the charlestown mall (kinda w00t) or north aurora locations. i'm not into that whole, uh, getting shot thing so i'd be leaning towards charlestown. monday i'll get the word on wheter i'll be accepted by gamestop. i'd rather work at gamestop. it's closer, i already know some people there, i'd know people who come in, i wouldn't have to know about transistors, etc etc etc. I don't know if i could stand constantly having to shove cell-phone plans down peoples throats, but the gadgets at radio-shack are nice.

    that's all i got, i think i'm going to eat at T.F. Boonie's tonight (heh, i ate there with lissa last night)

    and people, don't be scared to leave comments.. they don't bite.

    Thursday, June 03, 2004

    The phone goes GREEN GREEN GREEN so I PINK it up and say YELLOW

    blog has a new format now, and convenientlty i have google ads that' i never see the money from.
    here are some cool sites that were just on the google ad right now:
    Kilts by Kilt Store
    The Scotland Yard

    anyhoo, finals are over, i did rather well on them, and maintained b's and up in my classes (exccept for driver's ed, but we won't talk about that)

    the job search is hitting full swing. After a joke final day (study hall, personal fitness. "What muscle is used during a Bicep Curl?") i hit the pavement on a job hunt. After electronically applying at Target (slow comp+sticky shift and enter keys make natey angry) i saw a "NOW HIRING" sign in the Radio Shack window. i swing by and find out that there is a hiring fair that night at the Radio Shack at Charlestowne Mall. Afterwards, i swing by gamestop with an app i've had completed for a few weeks now. Jim there told me to come in thursday for an interview (SCORE!) and i walk out happy.

    That night, i got all dressed up (shirt and tie!! AAH!!)and go to radio shack in the charlestowne mall. 2 other guys showed up, both in their 20's. it's very weird being the only guy there who hasn't even graduated high school yet. anyhoo, the manager there gave a brief interview which wasn't too bad. What was bad was the follow up questions she had. I got on the topic of spyware and she was like "what do you use" "who makes it" "how much is it" etc etc etc. then, i had to take a 120 question test that included questions designed to make you look at it multiple times to make sure you're not crazy. these included "can you count to ten?" "are there 80 days in a month" "are there 7 days in a week" and "can you read well enough to complete this survey?" there was also an arithmetic portion of the test which the lady never said i could have used scratch paper on. It was driving me crazy tring to do it in my head. what's 17x13? a costumer buys a product for $3.59 then gives you a $10 bill. then the customer gives you a nickel, a quarter, a dime, and 4 pennies. what is the correct change? very crazy, but surprisingly i only got one wrong.
    Anyhoo, i'm off to my gamestop interview at 12:30 today, and my bro has a baseball game, then a radioshack interview this saturday. it's gettin' crazy over here, but as long as i get a job, i'm fine with it

    This is November-Alpha-Tango-Echo,
    10-7

    (look it up!! Trucker 10-Codes, CB lingo, Q Codes and Phonetics

    Sunday, May 02, 2004

    Space for Rent

    i haven't posted in like three days. OH THE HUMANITY!!! anyhoo, with tech, baseball, and general laziness, i haven't had much time for posting. i had to do the scorebook for teh little bro's double header yesterday. It was raining JUST enough to be annoying and yet be not enought to cancel the game. it was also hella-cold out there and peck fields are hella-windy. tech is fun, but techie radio has to go on a hiatus. i saw part of kill bill with lissa on thursday, but we had to go to the bro's track meet (i don't know how the kid does it) crazy movie, i love the visual style of it.

    anyhoo, the bloggy is in it's second month (first was april, and it's now may) and i found a interesting sumthin sumthin on the internet. it's called google adwords and it's a Pay-Per-Click ad-service i could put on the site. you guys click, i get cash. of course, i'd have to set up an account which could be a pain in the butt. of course, it would give advertisements relevant to the content of the site automatically. So there would probably be a lot of Gummy Bear and H*R ads right now. post in comments if you would mind this bloggy being advertised. it's still free to you and whatnot, no popups or popunders, no exit windows, just little text ads in the side bar

    anyhoo, nate out

    Wednesday, April 28, 2004

    THE DOOR IS MADE OF SOUP

    WARNING: QUIZZES AHEAD MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ANSWERED TRUTHFULLY


    I'm a hero for women everywhere - even if I'm a little scary.

    ^not answered truthfully


    ^truthful


    ^truthful


    ^truthful

    I'm A 1950s Geek
    You're smart... and also slightly maniacal. There's just no hiding plots for world domination, sorry.
    find your geek decade at spacefem.com

    ^truthful


    ^truthful (i'm going to have to agree with the answer on this one)

    you are violet
    #EE82EE

    Your dominant hues are red and blue. You're confident and like showing people new ideas. You play well with others and can be very influential if you want to be.

    Your saturation level is lower than average - You don't stress out over things and don't understand people who do. Finishing projects may sometimes be a challenge, but you schedule time as you see fit and the important things all happen in the end, even if not everyone sees your grand master plan.

    Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
    the spacefem.com html color quiz

    ^truthful (violet, eh? who'd have thunk it?)

    that's it. tech tomorrow. w00t. comments ARE working like a dream.

    you want the pineapple, you need the pineapple

    thanks to commentthis.com , there are now comments on my blog!! who wants to help test them out? (dibs on first)

    oh, and by the way, if you would like an email everytime the bloggy is updated, just tell me and i can set that up. just post in comments or AIM me, or see me at school or something.

    Ten Pounds of Happy in a Five Pound Bag

    woooooooo buddy!!

    i'm in a good mood (it might or might not be the gallon of mountain dew i just drank). come to think of it, i always seem to be happy. i don't let things get to me. i see a lot of teens get mad at many random things i just don't get. i don't get bothered if i don't understand something, and i'm not mad at my parents, and i'm not mad at the system. what kind of world is it when being this happy is weird? i used to get mad at silly little things, but now i shrug it off. heck, part of it is probably my transformation from Colorado Nathan to Illinois Nate. I was a very different kid in Colorado. i was an outcast in colorado. i had very little friends. i was focused in my studies all the time. i would play football during recess and nobody would ever pass to me. i was kind of sad then. i'm different now. i have lots of friends, i'm not afraid of girls anymore (ewwww!! cooties!!) and i'm just having fun living in the fact that i'm 16. i'm trying to get a job now. (emphasis on TRYING... bestbuy and compusa haven't called me back!! do they realize how much geek they are missing out on? i'm prime nerd material here!!) i don't look at that as a bad thing though. i always thought of getting a job as the worst thing i would ever have to do. now i WISH i had a job. mainly, i want a car of my own. and i want a license. it's something i'm gonna have to work at but i'm excited. i guess all this happiness is giving me a good life. i'm in a great house, eating great food, with great family, and great friends, and i'm ecstatic. people today don't see how good they have it. just look around. are you in a house? do you have food? do you have a family that loves you? do you have friends that love you? i guess all i'm trying to say is people need to lighten up, y'know? this is especially true in geneva. many people try to put on a front of not caring. "i'm too cool to care". it makes me sick. anyhoo, i think it's time for a and i'll move on, ok?

    viking revue is gonna be teh shiz-nit!!! especially the underground techie radio!! oh, and a certain wardrobe malfuncion by a certain person... i'm on sound. go me. i think i'm finally figuring this stuff out. i'm still a spud techie, and working my way towards full pirate techie. meh. still gotta learn lights. i enjoy learning about the belly of the beast (and by beast i mean auditorium). ITS THE EYE OF THE TIGER!!!!*duh!!! duh duh duh!! duh duh duh!! duh duh duuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhh!!* i'm so amused. i especially like the baton twirler and the flaggies. mainy because i have the attention span of a field mouse, and the glitter amuses me greatly. i got the techies upstairs mad when i was singing along with the flaggy song.

    anyways, i have a lot of time on my hands. i'm prob gonna play a lot of Final Fantasy VII right now, and prob a lot of AIM/MIRC. crazy reece has track AND baseball today after school. that kid has so much on his plate. this is his first year in high jump, and he is clearing 4'6" and he came THIS *pinches fingers together* close to clearing 4'8". and by THIS close i mean he has a really cool cut on his back from the bar from trying to clear 4'8". (reminder, reece is about 5'3" tall). meh, my dad is gone on business again, and he'll be gone all next week. it's tough having him gone all the time, but he's been doing REALLY well at his job. so one one hand, he's doing great for the company (just turned the company's biggest rival into a competitor... that's like if Burger King started selling Big Macs!) so i'm extremely proud of him. it's hard having his gone so much, but i'll get through it. he gets home tonight!!! that means kill bill this weekend!! (i hope). he's and assistant coach this year (a perfect postion for him) and he's upset that he misses so many practices. he's a good coach though, and he's really starting to understand the finer points of the game (with my help of course >.>)

    so in summary: i'm happy, tech is fun, family is fine.

    this has been my longest post ever. my fingers hurt.

    oh, btw, (WTB!!!), i'm trying to get a comments system working, a la GJ but i don't know if i can find one for blogger. and no, i'm not switching over to GJ, though i might get an account there just for responding to the buddies.

    NATE OUT!

    Tuesday, April 27, 2004

    Ezra P'zoned

    wow. myself and especially the remis (mad props to teh remis) p'zoned the ezra pound presentation today. remis knew what was going on, and i pretended to (that E.T. bit was a long shot)

    snap, i gotz a math test next hour, and it's gonna be a doozy. maybe i should be studying.... yeah, i should

    anyhoo, i added babelfish support (for teh sickos here who like this blog in spanish and french) as well as the current US Terror alert (right now it's at Bert)

    Rubber Ducky, this is Golden Woodchuck. Over and out.

    Monday, April 26, 2004

    LOSERS dot ORG

    LOSERS dot ORG

    do you know any losers? (other than myself of course) find them here!! losers.org!!

    also, a famous bloggy, wil wheaton's blog www.wilwheaton.net

    New strong bad email



    you'll know it when you see it. (click on the bronto for link to email!)

    anyhoo, bored, off to play Final Fantasy VII. PLOT TWISTS A GOGO BABY!!

    Sunday, April 25, 2004

    C'mon baby make it hurt so good!!!

    PainStation

    it's like pong, except missing the ball can give you bleeding hands, and second degree burns, and electric shocks.

    I WANNA PLAY!!

    Saturday, April 24, 2004

    SWEET NECTAR OF LIFE!!!

    heh... i just ate a sausage, egg, and cheese McGriddle with a hashbrown. i'm in heaven... Of course, i had to drive to McD's to get one, but it's well worth it.

    yesterday my dad got home. he's been gone since monday in orlando on a business trip. that made me happy. then when i got home from school, i found out that the injured dog behind us (cut it's thigh, 11 staples, it's fine now) needed watching. reece and i, being the good samaritans that we are, watched the dog to make sure it didn't lick itself. fun fun. however, we were given free reign of the basement that includes

  • Big Screen TV

  • Surround Sound (5.1)

  • Recliner

  • 200+ DVDs (yes, two hundred plus)

  • Kool-Aid Jammers in the fridge (OH YEAH!!!)


  • so, we just watched fletch and italian job, then we each got $10 for it. huzzah!!!

    "It's not like I don't trust you. I trust everyone. I just don't trust the little devils inside them"

    Thursday, April 22, 2004

    PORKCHOP SANDWICHES!!!

    here it is, kiddos, the GI Joe PSA's redubbed by fensler film... good times

    GI Joe PSAs