Monday, August 28, 2006

How My Life Changed In One Week

Here's how it was supposed to happen.

In UVSC's film program they have a filtering system which is the first two mutimedia classes, you can't take the second until you've completed the first and you can't take any other film classes until finishing the second. Well winter semester I was able to convince the program to temporaily waive those classes so I could take an editing class. So when this semester rolled around, I could take the two classes that came out of the editing class and the multimedia one class. So I was going to take them as early morning and night classes and keep my graveyard shift job.

Well here's how it did happen.

I went to the mulitmedia one class and the first day I was bored to tears. So i went and talked to my counseler and was able to swing it where she permanently waived those two classes and suddenly i could take more classes, through it all I ended up with 16 credits instead of the 8 I had planned on, now because schooling is much more important then other stuff and because I now had classes from 11 am until 9 pm I couldn't also work a job from midnight to 7 am, so I had to quit my job in the process. So suddenly I don't have a job, I'm taking many more classes then I thought I would and I'm sleeping at night again. Pretty weird eh?

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I've Never

I've never fallen asleep behind the wheel before. Until that is last night. It was the scariest thing in the world. What happened was I had been on a trip over the weekend where I was required to instantly change my schedule from going to sleep at 7 am to going to sleep at 10 pm, I was able to do it pretty easily, but as it's been the case time and time before changing it to that is easy, getting back on the 7 am schedule is incredibly hard. Well Monday morning I woke up after getting about ten hours of sleep and had to move into my new apartment. I got all the things together and ran it down to my new apartment. I didn't get it all however, so I had to make another trip. The biggest downside to all of this was I wore myself out and still had work that night from midnight to 7 am. I finished bringing all my stuff (I thought) and then went to work. By about 3 am I was dying, I was so tired and I couldn't handle being awake. By four am I gave up and emailed my boss saying I couldn't stay in because I was still trying to get back onto the schedule. I thought, hey luckily this time I live only five minutes away from work, I'll be good to go. I got back to my apartment and found two things I had forgotten about.

Now as I've said before I have a very low tolerance for heat and a high tolerance for the cold. Well when I entered the apartment that night by room was sweltering, I tried just about everything but my room would not cool down, I was finding it so hard to get comfortable and I could not fall asleep even with how tired I was. Well the other problem I had was that I forgot to bring down bed sheets. Now this wouldn't be too much of a problem if I didn't have this weird allergic reaction to certain types of fabrics. For instance, you know in hotels how they have the bed sheets, then they have that brown blanket and then the big blanket. Well that brown blanket causes me to have a slight allergic reaction where if I touch it I have trouble breathing. Well my mattress was made out of some sort of fabric like that and I found I couldn't breathe as I touched it, which meant I really needed bed sheets. So at 5 in the morning I finally decided to drive back to my house about half an hour away and sleep there.

I turned on some loud music that I could sing along to, and I had the ac on full. I tried opening the window but as I have unkempt hair it blew into my face. Well as I was about a minute away from my house I was really losing it, I was trying to do anything to keep myself awake and it was really tough, I was bouncing up and down, hitting myself but my mind kept insisting that it was shut down time. Well as I had just one more corner to go my mind drifted to a thought I had had and for a few seconds I blipped out. I don't remember anything that happened in that couple seconds, the next thing I knew I was in the left lane going about 30 mph heading for a garbage can. Well finally that woke me up. I swerved over and was able to get home safely. By the time my head hit the pillow at home I was asleep. But believe me, after those couple seconds was one of the most startling moments of my life.

So as a procaution, today I brought down my bed sheets and I bought 3 fans for my room, my roommates did want at least one for their room, which I'm okay with, but I insisted on at least two being in my room. Especially since I don't want to go through that again.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


Last night I got my best yet, I got 4th place in a Texas Holdem tournament. 7 bucks. Woo.

At the rate I'm going, just by playing at work and in leisure time when doing other things I can make about 20 bucks a month. Which isn't anything at all, but it's an extra cd or two. Nice.

Now as a notice to everyone, I will not be online from thursday morning until sunday night as I will be on a road trip to cali. We were able to get rooming arrangements, but thanks to all who offered. :) Then monday I move into my apartment, so don't expect to see much from me from about thursday until monday.

That is all.

Thursday, August 10, 2006


When I first got back from my mission almost two years ago I had decided I wanted to listen to every single one of my cds from start to finish. I also decided I would write down every movie I watched, I got up to about 150 movies before I stopped writing them down. The cds one never really came to fruition, until now. I know I already plugged it in the last post, but if you go to I'm rating cds there and putting on recommendations. Well this is not just for people to get recommendations, it's for me to actually listen to all of my cds and have a record of which ones I had listened to thus far. Then once i get through my extensive collection then I'll just keep buying stuff and put it on there and for me it'll be grand, and maybe eventually, it'll help me with my reviewing skills.

I am wicked excited to be moving into the new apartment, I think it's weird because for the first time, all of my roommates know about my blog. The things I'm looking forward to the most are that I'll only be 5 minutes from work instead of 40, I'll be a short walk from school, It'll be my first college apartment that isn't BYU approved housing. I'm also excited as my film stuffs will be able to take front seat again as school basically facilitates that option.

But before I can move into the apartment we have our road trip out to Arcadia in California for Gary's wedding. That'll be a lot of fun, and hopefully the group will be able to survive road tripping. As a big fan of road tripping, I don't know how the group will survive, but we shall see. In any case, I'm really looking forward to having long conversations with Joey while crossing the desert.

Monday, August 07, 2006

2 Items of Business

So the other night, I'm leaving my house and listening to the radio which I don't usually do as I usually put in my iPod but there was a good song. Well it goes to the break and the dude says, "Eighth caller wins a pair of Death Cab For Cutie tickets," well obviously since I'm writing about this, long story short I won the tickets. So I'm going with a good friend of mine and I'm excited to go.

Secondly, this goes out to Th, JB, and other such Californians that read this here blog, I need to know which city you guys are in, as I will be in Southern California in 2 weekends and may have to ask if I can bum a night on your couch(es). Then also we can hang out or something if you have time. :) Let me know where you guys are if you can, and I'll let you know where I'm going to be, and if it's anywhere close we can say hello.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

I know I know

So, I know I do this all the time, but I started up another side blog. But unlike the ranting one which I told very few people about since I really didn't do anything on it, I think this one will stick. If not you can always just put it on your RSS feeds. But basically it's for me to rate different albums and give away recommendations. So go check it out, I've already done 5 albums, and basically after I listen to an album I write up a review, and as I have a whole lot of albums I can do this quite easily. Go check it out here Thirdmusic