3.29.2001

I saw my friend eight days after last tuesday. We were in a car accident, but I didn't kill him this time. The fall was beautiful though, all of the pretty colors on the leaves. The landing knocked the wind out of me though, and I haven't seen straight for ten days out of the last week.

3.27.2001

GENERAL INFO FOR THE DAY

The collecting of Beer mats is called Tegestology.

In Chinese, the Kentucky Fried Chicken slogan 'finger-lickin' good' came out as 'eat your fingers off.'


The word 'nerd' was first coined by Dr. Seuss in 'If I ran the Zoo'

In English, "four" is the only digit that has the same number of letters as its value

The most common name in the world is Mohammed

The longest non-medical word in the English language is
FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION, which means "the act of estimating as worthless". sort of ironic isn't it?

3.25.2001

I realized that old music is as good or better than the new stuff. Vintage music like Simon and Garfunkel or Marvin Gaye really appeals to me. Unfortunately, it's hard to find a radio station that plays the stuff I like and not many people I know listen to the same stuff, so it's hard to know what to buy. I've also unearthed my parents old record collection, some of the records there are great. There's some CCR, early Aerosmith, Santana's first, Simon and Garfunkel, all kinds of great ones. Now all I need is a record player.

3.24.2001

MY MOVIE UPDATE
Just finished watching the Matrix again, possibly one of my favorite movies ever. The scenes are great, the dialogue is quick, and the whole thing makes you think. More movies should do the same. I saw traffic a few weeks ago and I hated it. The whole thing just made me feel crappy when I got done with it. Platoon is also on my viewing list, I'll eiather see it tonight or tomorrow. I'll be sure to keep you posted.

3.23.2001

Wow, I'm actually glowing right now. I was chatting online, and I actually helped someone! And I don't mean like helped them get out a ketchup stain, I mean helped them with their life. It's nice really, to feel like you've made a difference. I rather like it.

3.22.2001

does anyone know anything about cameras? In my novel my main character is trying to hit on a photographer, and I need technical jargon for her to say. any ideas? send to jetman_jake@bolt.com

3.17.2001

I talk to myself a lot. That bothers some people because I use a megaphone.
-Steven Wright

There are only two actions I cannot tolerate. One is the act of beginning a sentence and refusing to finish it. The other is murder.
-Lucille Kallen

My uncle had a rabbit's foot for thirty years. His other foot was quite normal.
-Tom Griffin

I have a new book coming out. It's a self help book called "How to get Along with Everyone." I wrote it with this other asshole.
-Steve Martin

I'm going to keep taking pot-shots at the birds on my lawn until the bastards learn to shit green.
-W.C. Fields
Well, another birthday come and gone. I have decided to make this year better than the last, so I suppose I should make some resolutions. Let's see...
I will not give up on today
I will not quit because it is hard, I'll just work harder
I will only talk when I have something to say
I will have a girlfriend
I will think about the feelings of others
I won't worry about the things I can't change
I will ride my bike more
I will finish my novel
I will have fun in Europe
I will say what I think
I will try to realize the difference between what is important and what isn't
I won't let my friends down
I will live instead of merely surviving

3.16.2001

Wow, busy week, I'm still trying to catch up. I've started my first novel, with a working title of What are the Odds? It follows a high school junior, such as myself, through six months of his life. I have the story line set up, now it's just the actual writing left, 30 pages of which is finished. Wish me luck!

3.14.2001

Back from vacation. Last night I talked to Rose for the first time in a long while. I see her almost every day, but we rarely have a long conversation. Last night I walked her out to her car and we had the best talk. We talked about religion for a long time. Suprisingly, we have fairly similar views. Personally, I do believe in
God, Jesus, heaven and hell. The part of religion I have trouble with is that it's so rooted in tradition the real meaning often gets lost. Also, each religion seems to think that they are right and everyone else is wrong. If you look at the big picture, most religions have a few common features. They all have a higher being, a code of ethics or rules, and all of them believe that there is something eternal in humans, be it a soul, karma, or a spirit. I also came upon a frightening thought; what if there was no afterlife of any kind? I can't even comprehend not living, to have my brain stop working. It just doesn't make sense. I guess that's partially why I believe in God, I do think something is eternal within us.

3.06.2001

To all of you devoted readers to this site (ha, i'm funny) I'll be on vacation for the next week, and subsequently out of update range. Feel free to browse the archives, they should tide you over until i'm back.

jake

3.05.2001

EVERYONE should check out the sound file at http://plaza.v-wave.com it is the funniest clip I have ever heard; I'm still laughing about it, it's kermit and big bird stoned
Ah yes, wonderful essays, how I love them so. It's slightly disturbing, I'm actually gald when my teachers assign essays. I seem to be gifted with the ability to bs my way through almost any report within a half hour. It feels like I'm cheating. I'll take an easy essay worth buku points over a bunch of stupid worksheets any day.
I think everyone should have their own psycho-stalker. They're great if you feel like people aren't paying enough attention to you; you'll get unsolicited phone calls, letters, and drop-in visits at your home!! If anyone needs one they can have mine, I don't need her anymore. FREE!! Hurry in, get them while they last.

3.04.2001

After considerable frustration tinkering around with the format, page layout, etc. of this site I have come to an earth shattering conclusion: I am a writer, not a web designer. On a side note, if any techie heads feel like designing a site, you can setup mine and I won't complain a bit.
CDs playing tonight: Everclear, Vertical Horizon, Blink 182, and Dave Matthews Band
Yesterday a friend and I were riding on a bus and talking about what the world would be like without inertia. Everything would stop once the force acting on it is taken away. You couldn't throw a ball because once it leaves your hand it would just fall, but it wouldn't bounce when it hit the ground. A car could be traveling at 100 mph, but when the driver takes his foot off the gas it would come to a dead stop instantly, but there wouldn't be any whiplash. Guns wouldn't work, but missiles would. Cars would accelerate instantly because there's no inertia holding them in place. It would be unwise to jump into the air inside a plane because you would be plastered up aginst the rear bulkhead, the plane is traveling at 300 mph and you're traveling at 0 mph. We then also figured out that it's inertia that keeps the earth from being sucked into the sun, so if you're given the choice DON'T eliminate inertia.