September 2003 Archive
Home of the Wysz
- Next challenge: Navigating the steam tunnels that connect all of the buildings. I know they exist, I have spoken with someone who's used them, and I've seen footage. After that, it's to the Gilman bell tower, which has also been done.
- Some of you may have heard that I've been on a mission to find out if there was any truth behind the myth of the "secret level" in Bloomberg. I was able to get to level 0, but I soon learned that there was a lower floor known as the tunnel. Until today, my efforts all ended in dead ends locked doors, but this evening I found a security guard locking up, and asked him about it. He took Bill and I down to the secret level, which turned out to be a ventilation tunnel for the air conditioning system. It was windy down there, but he said that sometimes it's hard to stand. The tunnel seemed to run the length of the building, but just before we left, he pointed to the end and said "I have no idea what's behind that wall." We went up from the secret tunnel to the somewhat mysterious level 0, where he showed us an internal utility tunnel that goes to all of the floors, so you can get to any level without using a staircase.
- I was excited to hear the voicemail beep when I picked up my phone today, but the excitement soon went away when I remembered that the message was from me.
- Auto response from ironviking 60: I'm at the library, be back in december.
- ironviking 60 (12:44:57 PM): you're all messed up
ironviking 60 (12:51:06 PM): why haven't you updated your website?
Skier Wysz (12:51:37 PM): im workin on it
ironviking 60 (12:51:43 PM): sure
ironviking 60 (12:51:48 PM): your probably thinking about sleeping
ironviking 60 (12:51:53 PM): weakling
ironviking 60 (12:52:00 PM): I haven't slept since 1998
For the record, and John will admit this, I have far surpassed his record for staying awake.
- Those of you who know me know that I can stay up for long periods of time. Well I have been up for a while, and today I was standing in the cafeteria, holding a tray with nothing on it but a fork, spoon, and knife. I was just standing there, not really looking at anything. Well, a concerned member of the cafeteria staff came up to me and asked if something was wrong. I had to explain that I was just a little out of it due to sleep deprivation.
- Picture of me and my shirt coming next week. I left my camera at home.
- Moments after putting on my shirt:
Skier Wysz: VICTORY IS MINE!
ironviking 60 (12:41:23 PM): cool
ironviking 60 (12:41:35 PM): is it the best t-shirt you've ever owned?
Even though I had not mentioned anything about the shirt that day, John knew exactly why I felt victorious.
- I'm actually smiling right now. And I'm at school. My PANTS shirt finally arrived. I went to my mailbox to check for a packing slip, and they had stuffed the glorious shirt in the mailbox! I ran to my room and put it on. It fits perfectly. I can't really talk or think or write or whatever right now... this is just amazing. Wow.
- Well the deal was that either Strong Bad answers my email today, or my PANTS shirt gets to my possession. I just checked HomestarRunner.com, and there is not a new email this week. 7 PM tonight: mailroom.
- Auto-Response from me: hangin' out with my tree. yes, i know it's 3am. call the cell or leave a message here. have great night kids.
hAyN1e12 (2:54:30 AM): that is sooo weird
- By the way, the old fish link is working again.
- If my PANTS shirt isn't here tomorrow, Strong Bad better answer one of my emails, or something else equally awesome must happen to prevent me from throwing a fit.
- Auto response from ironviking 60: MW=crazy
Skier Wysz (10:48:59 AM): remember steven seagal?
ironviking 60 (10:49:21 AM): yeah, the weirdo
Skier Wysz (10:49:33 AM): yeah, his name just popped into my head
ironviking 60 (10:49:45 AM): Go to bed.
Skier Wysz (10:49:45 AM): i dont know if he was in the news recently or what, but that was odd
ironviking 60 (10:50:01 AM): no, no he hasn't been in the news recently, you are just crazy
- Hmm, for some reason the fish link stopped working. This direct link to the Shockwave file seems to work for now.
- My background changes every five minutes, and right now it is a picture that I took near the Coliseum this summer. I just noticed that on a nearby wall, there is graffiti reading: "**DANCIN' DONUTS**".
- I geeked-up my voicemail greeting this morning. It opens with the Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh startup chime, and ends with the death tunes of a Performa. If you're lucky enough to have my cell number, call it and hear for yourself.
- Found my tree! I hope this works.
- New keyboards shouldn't have Q and W next to each other.
- I think I just swallowed a staple.
- Is it so strange that I have a Post-It on my desk reminding me to sleep?
- ironviking 60 (5:26:38 PM): no offense, but you are such a weirdo
- I finally beat this fish game. If you play, I suggest muting the sound.
- PANTS shirt: not here.
- In response to my "taking another nap" away message:
ironviking 60 (12:33:56 AM): I believe a nap taken at this time, is generally refered to as "sleep" perhaps you've heard of it?
- In response to my "kicking off the weekend with a nap" away message: (italics used in actual message, not added by me)
BrandttheSpiffy (4:24:34 PM): Gotta be well rested for a tough weekend of sleeping.
- On a more positive mail note, the outgoing mail service adheres to the normal mailing schedule, although this is probably because I completely bypass any JHU handling by walking all the way to the main mailroom and putting it in the official blue USPS box.
- My PANTS shirt is due. I ordered it from the CBS Store, so I'm assuming that it is coming from New York. According to CBS, it shipped on Friday via USPS. Today is one week later. The last piece of mail I got from New York (although not NYC) took one week from the postmark date to arrive in my mailbox. Mail from New York should only take about three days to get to Baltimore, so I think it probably hangs out in the main mailroom at JHU for a few days before it makes it to my dorm. Last year Bill left his key at home, so his mother mailed it the next day. Two weeks later, it arrived.
- hwy2he11 (3:38:12 PM): well, im going to hang from trees like a monkey
hwy2he11 (3:38:18 PM): monkeys are awesome
- ironviking 60 (3:29:27 PM): well, I'm going to play violent videogames, why don't you update your website a couple hundred more times in the next 10 minutes?
- ironviking 60 (3:14:49 PM): everyone is insanely liberal
Skier Wysz (3:14:56 PM): it's just a phase
Skier Wysz (3:15:03 PM): that college students go through
ironviking 60 (3:15:13 PM): which means they will be weakbacked workers when I over throw the government, and force them to work in underground sugar caves
Skier Wysz (3:15:39 PM): yes, sugar caves... cause that's where sugar comes from
ironviking 60 (3:15:46 PM): yeah
ironviking 60 (3:15:58 PM): salt caves, excuse me
ironviking 60 (3:16:02 PM): precious precious salt
- PANTS shirt: Still not here.
- ironviking 60 (1:06:19 PM): NO YOU ARE WRONG! I'M CORRECT!
ironviking 60 (1:07:09 PM): OR PERHAPS YOU ARE CORRECT AND I AM WRONG!
The Wysz is never wrong.
- ironviking 60 (12:04:56 AM): I had, (im going to butcher this spelling...) boetjer
ironviking 60 (12:05:12 AM): boettejer maybe?
Skier Wysz (12:05:22 AM): haha who knows
ironviking 60 (12:05:48 AM): yeah, thats not even a normal last name, it seems like someone just slapped together some last names from different languages
- Wouldn't you like to know what the name of our show is?
- Comcast sent me a bill. $75.82. I am not going to pay for static. After 15 minutes on the phone (and not an 800 number either) the guy finally says "Okay, sir, somebody will call you back." Wonderful.
- I want my PANTS shirt.
- That's right, you can't say freshman at Wellesley.
- I bet it was politically incorrect for me to say girl. Please excuse me.
- I've been living here at JHU for three weeks. Last night I was walking down the stairs, and a girl asked me if I lived here. I told her that I did, and she introduced herself as my R.A. (resident assistant). 3 weeks. I guess I should get out of my room a little more often.
- ironviking 60 (10:54:27 PM): I went to the library early tonight, and almost tackled a girl cause she was talking on her cell phone in the study area
- I kinda feel sorry for all those Windows users out there. You guys have to install a new patch every week. Mac users get occasional security updates as well (automatically, of course, via Software Update), but they address "potential vulnerabilities" instead of trying to catch up to the hackers and undo damage that has already been done. I could ramble for hours about how Macs are better, and I have done that in the past, but it's not worth it. Those who use Macs know how great they are, and that's good enough for me. As long as I have one, I'm happy.
- My phone just rang and I got a recording from Comcast telling me that I may experience an interruption in my cable signal as they replace equipment in the area. My cable has been shut off since the weekend. Will I experience an interruption in my static? Who knows, maybe after they're done working they will turn it back on.
- Skier Wysz (3:21:08 PM): well my life isn't that exciting either
ironviking 60 (3:21:22 PM): yeah, its pretty much just waiting for your pants shirt to come now
Skier Wysz (3:22:09 PM): right now i am truly furious because of that
ironviking 60 (3:22:29 PM): I have also noticed another disturbing trend, it appears my hegemony over your thoughts page is declining...
Skier Wysz (3:22:48 PM): well i can't exactly post your comments about the irish
ironviking 60 (3:22:59 PM): sure you can
ironviking 60 (3:23:14 PM): you should just have whole series of CENSORED quotes
ironviking 60 (3:23:30 PM): demonstrating to the kids that I'm edgy
Skier Wysz (3:24:01 PM): if i did that, i would be updating my site every minute, and wouldn't even have time to eat
ironviking 60 (3:24:12 PM): yeah, this is true
- My PANTS shirt is still not here.
- I'm so indecisive. My friends know this, but most of them are indecisive too, so they can't complain. Anyway, did I ever tell you about the time when I stood in the cafeteria for about five minutes trying to decide which piece of cake to take? Well, in case you haven't heard the story before, one time I stood in the cafeteria for about five minutes trying to decide which piece of cake to take.
- Around 3:00 today I will be checking to see if my PANTS t-shirt is here yet. I saw someone wearing one earlier today.
- Instead of Easy Mac, I now eat Campbell's Soup at Hand Classic Tomato soup. Two minute preparation time, and no bowls to clean. Excellent.
- I have an oral presentation today. My dad always tells me it's best to leave them wanting more. I believe my talk will definitely be short enough to make that a strong possibility.
- When I am ready to distribute my first major-release film, instead of sending it to a mass-duplicator, risking generational loss from the optical film printer, I want each print to be copied by hand by a monk who spends his entire life on one reel. To avoid any imperfections by splicing, if he messes up on a frame, the reel must be burned and a new one started.
- There is a free sneak preview of School of Rock tonight, but noooo the Wysz can't go, because he has a job. Instead of previewing School of Rock, I'll be getting paid to watch The Birds.
- I don't understand me either.
- Skier Wysz (5:14:21 AM): how's the work going
Speier70 (5:15:02 AM): ok, almost done
Speier70 (5:15:14 AM): you?
Skier Wysz (5:15:22 AM): still haven't started
Skier Wysz (5:15:28 AM): i was watching an infomercial
- My PANTS shirt isn't here yet! My experience with the mail service here tells me that the package arrived at the Hopkins mailroom three days ago, but they just haven't told me yet.
- Skier Wysz (11:51:12 PM): qgR UA qwainw
Skier Wysz (11:51:14 PM): what is awesome
Speier70 (11:51:26 PM): qgR UA qwainw?
Skier Wysz (11:51:34 PM): wrong keys
Speier70 (11:51:36 PM): wounds like something ted would say
- Dave just used the same joke as last year (paraphrased):
"I was in the park on my lunch hour. I could tell it was the first day of autumn here in New York. I saw a nut gathering squirrels."
- Today is a new day... a new day to check my mailbox and see if my PANTS shirt is here. It's a shirt that says PANTS! Do you understand how great that is?
- Skier Wysz (3:43:21 AM): same here, i'm not really getting anything accomplished
PRchica422 (3:43:32 AM): you never get anything accomplished
Skier Wysz (3:43:44 AM): haha true
Skier Wysz (3:43:51 AM): well i am writing something
PRchica422 (3:44:00 AM): yeah messages to me
- Use this as your away message and see what responses you get:
"15 doughnuts in 10 minutes. Wish me luck!"
- Pez Man40 (11:38:17 PM): mioce ;letter
Skier Wysz (11:38:36 PM): okay im sorry but that's going on my page
Skier Wysz (11:38:41 PM): mioce ;letter
Pez Man40 (11:39:19 PM): someone shut the ligh5s out so i could see what i was typing th4en they shut the monitor off
- I keep the Internet fresh. First I forced Tony to update, and now Chris.
- I've really been looking forward to the arrival of my PANTS t-shirt, so I got to the mailroom today at 7 o'clock, when they let you pick up packages. I opened up my mailbox, and found no package slip inside. I prepared to enter a horrible mood, but I was saved from this when I saw that in my mailbox was A LETTER! Woo-hoo! I've been going to college for over a year now, and this was my first one, so believe me, it was a huge deal. Not only was it a letter, it was an awesome letter. Even the envelope made me think. So thank you, Sarah. You're awesome.
- Who cares about the 10.2.8 update? I want Panther!
- Weekends are too short. Colleges should have four-day weekends as a weekly standard.
- "Get back on the horse or whatever." That is my quote. That is the punchine in Ted's "Success Quotes." I'm awesome.
- Being the last quote in Ted's profile is not a bad thing. In fact, it is perfect for me. My quote is the punchline.
- I'm still honored to be in Ted's profile. I mean don't want to brag or anything, but before I made an appearance, the loser didn't even have a profile.
- Auto response from Mbg1116: so i was apparently screaming the alphabet in my sleep last night.... what was i dreaming about
- Mbg1116 (9:48:13 AM): whoa the library.... you sound like a super student
- Two hours and 20 minutes to go until package pick-up time. I can't wait to get my PANTS shirt!
- It happened again. The Pepsi machine in Gilman gave me a Diet Pepsi even though I ordered a regular. I asked it for a refund, but it was a futile effort since the machine could not understand my complaints. The can is now on my window sill, awaiting execution. Last year's can got exploded in the parking lot.
- The big three (plus Fox and UPN) have again monopolized my television. Comcast turned off my free cable.
- Hmm, which free presentation should I attend today? I was looking at the events listing for JHU, and today's options include "Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation with Stark Potential" and "Attentional Shift Abolishes Response Selectivity of Single Neurons in the Human Hippocampus but not in the Amygdala". I think I'll just stay in my room and wait for Letterman's lecture at 11:35.
- Pez Man40 (12:49:50 AM): my first player controller port is broked
Broked. Just another funny typo from the tall guy...
- ironviking 60 (11:53:48 PM): I want a muffin
- I hope my PANTS t-shirt arrives tomorrow.
- The taxi story, like many of my thoughts, is probably not that interesting to you, but that is not the point. The point is that I will post random entries about what I am thinking. I don't care if you are entertained.
- Usually my cab ride from the train station costs $5.50. Today it seemed a LOT shorter (maybe because I was talking to the driver), but he must have taken a super shortcut or something, because it was only $3.70.
- "I know a guy named Elmer, but he goes by Butch. I don't know which is worse."
- Mbg1116 (8:03:38 PM): hzhz
Mbg1116 (8:03:40 PM): haha
Skier Wysz (8:03:47 PM): hzhz i like that better
Skier Wysz (8:03:56 PM): it's funny
Mbg1116 (8:03:58 PM): its the wheezing type of laugh
- ToeJam & Earl.
- I'm going to start bringing my own DVD player when I work as a projectionist. During my last screening, the horrible DVD player that JHU purchased decided to turn on the English subtitles (of an English movie) and not let me turn them off. It also froze at one point repeatedly, forcing me to skip the first chapter of the movie. Maybe the students will complain to the professor and I'll get fired, which will give me another free evening AND another reason to be bitter.
- Remember that earthquake? I was 10 miles from the epicenter when it occurred.
- Hooked up my Sega Genesis at home, which also has Sega CD and 32X. Wireless controllers. Just beat Sonic the Hedgehog. Awesome.
- Well kids, Isabel pulled through and cancelled half of my Thursday classes and all day Friday, so I am headed home for the weekend. Word is our cable is out, which means no Internet, so I won't be online. I'll catch you on the flip side, kids. If anyone else is home, give me a call.
- I just had the strangest urge to check my tire pressure. I miss driving. I want to go home. What else is new?
- Emily has a 4-day weekend because of her friend Isabel. She deserves it though, she has five 8 AM's! I wouldn't mind a long weekend either, so Isabel, if you're listening...
- I am srue taht mnay of you hvae raed aobut tihs bforee, but I tnihk it is rlelay naet how if you jsut keep the frsit and lsat lteetr of ecah wrod in the rhgit pacle, the witinrg can siltl be elsaiy uretodosnd.
The day after I admitted to John that I left myself a voicemail:
Auto-Response from Skier Wysz: lots of work to do today... leave a message.
ironviking 60 (3:56:37 PM): Whoa, work? Oh, I guess thats what you should be doing when you are leaving messages to yourself on your voicemail...
- Desi Arnaz had a very distinctive laugh.
- The CBS Store is finally selling those "PANTS" t-shirts again! Mine should arrive soon.
- Gotta love online hoaxes. I just got an email claiming that I have "been approved For a lump sum payment of Eight hundred thousand united state dollars(US$800,000,00). CONGRATULATIONS!!!" The various errors really make it look authentic. I replied to the email (hey it's only my Hotmail account) and I will let you know what they say next. Of course I will stop this correspondence when they try to explain that in order to get my winnings, I must first pay them.
ironviking 60 (11:56:05 PM): HURRICANE! PANIC!
Skier Wysz (11:57:04 PM): im gonna go loot the city, breaking windows and such, and just blame it all on the hurricane
ironviking 60 (11:57:11 PM): Don't you want to run out and buy milk and eggs simply because the hurricane is coming?
ironviking 60 (11:57:19 PM): Thats the spirit!
- There has to be some incentive to get students to go to a 9 AM class. Free cake might work.
- Conan is great. And he's having a kid too.
- Finally they have roasted tomato soup in the cafeteria. I don't like this whole "soup of the day" idea. They should have every soup (or at least soup that I like) every day.
- Already tired of pure alphabetical order, I made another modification to my keyboard.
- I'm thinking about this alphabetical order thing. I wonder if my instructors would appreciate it if I organized my papers so that all of the words were in alphabetical order.
- Well it is an online store, so I see where there would have to be a distinction. Click here to see what I mean.
- His blog was getting a bit stale, so in case you haven't checked it out in a while, Tony Trumbo has added three new posts in the past two days.
- Jeff Goldblum's commercials all sound the same. "Presenting the better/powerful/etc..."
Skier Wysz (1:05:29 AM): and is it true that you cry yourself to sleep every night cause you miss me?
Skier Wysz (1:05:30 AM): .
Skier Wysz (1:05:37 AM): sorry bout that random period
Skier Wysz (1:05:53 AM): spontaneous puntuation, that's what that was
- Why is Strong Bad the favorite? Homestar is the best. Apparently the Brothers Chaps agree with me.
- You swim in one...
- So I survived the psych experiment. On one of the computer tests, it beeped (loudly) when I got a question wrong. It was very embarassing. I feel like an idiot.
- They grow up so fast.
Me: I bet Ida has a password; ask her. I don't know if students have access to the alumni directory though.
Nolan: Ida graduated.
Me: Yeah, I just remembered that.
- Since when is Trenton the capital of New Jersey?
- I also started eating calamari in Maine, after I dissected a squid.
- Speaking of food, my family had to take me to Alaska to start eating salmon, and Italy to eat tomatoes. (Even though tomatoes were brought from America.) Where will they have to take me before I eat mashed potatoes?
- I need to stop eating the same thing every single day. Spaghetti with marinara, salad, and Easy Mac. Beverages are milk and Pepsi, or orange juice if I'm lucky. Yes, I drink whole milk. Don't give me a hard time about it; it's a personal choice. Also, I like pulp in my juice. Ketchup on my eggs. BBQ sauce on my salmon. The list goes on.
- Yesterday (or maybe even technically early this morning) I watched John Ritter's "Secrets" clip on Conan's website. This was purely by coincidence. It has already been removed from the page, but the media files still remain, so you can access them by going to Google's cache of "Conan Video Moments" and clicking on the link. This probably won't work by the time you read this. He was a great actor.
- While trying to extract a piece of my ice cream cone from my keyboard, I removed a few keys. In a sudden burst of useless productivity, I put all of the letters in alphabetical order.
- Letterman is going to be a father in about three months. This is not (at least as far as I can tell) a joke. Wow. Can you imagine having him as your dad? Congratulations to Dave and Regina. They're still considering marriage.
- Think about the statement, "I am telling a lie." Whether or not the person intends to be deceptive, he or she is lying. Think about it. He or she is either being honest about telling a lie, or lying about it. Understand? This usually makes sense in my head, but now that I read it, all I want to do is go to lunch.
- Mutual corruption of friends:
ironviking 60 (12:05:26 PM): [CENSORED]
ironviking 60 (12:05:53 PM): and that is possibily the most horrible thing I have ever said
Skier Wysz (12:06:25 PM): now you see, i should be shocked/surprised by that statement, or at least consider it completely random. however, i didn't even blink
Skier Wysz (12:06:36 PM): that is what you have done to me
ironviking 60 (12:06:39 PM): yeah I realize that
ironviking 60 (12:06:58 PM): well, you made me hate people
- From Blake's "How to improve your 'Duderness'" page:
"6. Have a really good friend th@ is legally a giant and 1 th@ never sleeps and tries to avoid all people."
I have a feeling that one of those friends is me, and I'm not a giant.
- I sure spend a lot of my time looking out my window, watching the Hopkins parking attendants write tickets.
- Still looking for another 3-credit course that fits in my schedule...
- Generation gap: On the first day of classes, the instructor usually goes over the syllabus, which includes contact information. My professors won't accept emails, but the graduate students say it's the fastest way to get in touch. I'm somewhere in the middle. I say use whichever method (email, phone, snail mail, etc.) is appropriate and convenient for the specific message. I win.
Pez Man40 (9:45:35 PM): no a boa constrictor
Pez Man40 (9:45:37 PM): so cool
Pez Man40 (9:45:43 PM): i got to hold it all the time
Skier Wysz (9:46:37 PM): it probably thought you were some sort of freaky tree
Pez Man40 (9:47:21 PM): i guess
Skier Wysz (9:47:35 PM): what's with the underlining
Pez Man40 (9:47:41 PM): hit it by accident
Skier Wysz (9:48:04 PM): ugh try and be more careful. your typos have now entered the realm of style changes
Pez Man40 (9:49:10 PM): i know
Pez Man40 (9:49:12 PM): it is great
Pez Man40 (9:49:23 PM): giving you some pizzaz
- I did several nice things today. If you haven't done something nice recently, please consider this: If Wysz can do it despite his intense bitterness, then it can't be that hard. Come on kids, make me proud!
- Why am I not projecting for the screenings that I have to go to anyway?
- Everyone else I know lives in a building that has a name. I live in "Building B". I can't tell you what my name is here, because it's my social security number, which by the way is NOT SUPPOSED TO BE USED FOR IDENTIFICATION. The University technically has policies against this, but I need to provide it to do anything at this institution.
- I'm a guinea pig! I just received confirmation that on Friday I will be participating in a psychological experiment testing my spacial memory in a room. This earns me one point of extra credit for my Sensation and Perception course. I have a feeling I'm going to do pretty well, since I am basically nocturnal and have tuned my spatial memory to the point where I don't require light to get around a familiar environment.
- I was really looking forward to seeing Dr. Patch Adams (the real dude, not Robin Williams) tonight, but my screening is during his speech. I would have even had priority seating because I have some sort of entertainment pass thing. By the way if anyone is in the Baltimore area tonight (9-10-2003), the speech is free and open to the public. Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins University, 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM.
- I have to admit that the Tom DeLuca show was kinda fun. It would have been better if I knew or was one of the participants.
- If you've seen his sneakers, then you probably won't be surprised by the sight of Bill's sandals.
- My sister, who is probably president of GA by now, was complaining about problems getting the GAPC shirt approved. I suggested this: "Nothing obscene in 117." The shirt would be white, with a black rectangle on the front and back that has the word "CENSORED" on it in bold white letters. I just wanted you all to know that it was my idea in case they use it. I think by publishing this post my idea is automatically copyrighted. Have a nice day. That is all.
- Something has to be wrong with my calendar. There's no way I've only been here for a week.
- One of my suitemates' computers speaks "Printing started" and "Printing complete" at the corresponding times. Now THAT's a useful feature, because who has time to look at the printer?
- During the summer I was worried that my "mostly bitter complaints" description of my Thoughts page was becoming inaccurate. I am not so worried now that school is in session.
- There is no end in sight for this nonsense. John was just telling me about how he gets 3 credits for a course if he signs up for it as an Anthropology class, but 4 credits as a History class. So, in order to get full credit, he has to drop the class and then add it again. This is the SAME class, he is only registering differently. Unbelievable. (Actually it's not so hard to believe; in fact it hardly surprised me.)
- Well I must commend the registrar for being the only office here to ever call me back about anything (twice, actually). Unfortunately I still must find another 3-credit course somewhere if I am going to graduate in May 2006.
- ironviking 60 (1:20:52 PM): stop!
ironviking 60 (1:21:05 PM): you're drunk on your own sense of power
- ironviking 60 (1:19:43 PM): I really hope you aren't updating it now...
- Okay, this whole updating rampage has to stop.
- ironviking 60 (1:17:32 PM): I'm on your website quite a lot
ironviking 60 (1:17:48 PM): I seem to have developed my own following
Skier Wysz (1:17:59 PM): yeah, i could give you your own quotes page, but i mean you're a staple of "Thoughts"
ironviking 60 (1:18:20 PM): yeah, I'm like the andy richter of the thoughts page
ironviking 60 (1:18:34 PM): lol, you updated it again
- ironviking 60 (1:15:04 PM): lol, Its funny that you have updated your website in the course of this conversation
Skier Wysz (1:15:31 PM): i just kind of do it without thinking
- ironviking 60 (12:57:52 PM): Its hilarious that our conversations have come to me insisting and pleading with you to believe me
- ironviking 60 (11:58:32 AM): if you think I'm offensive and profane, you should see me on a golf course
- I would buy a boat just so I could waterski. A house on a mountain for downhill skiing would be nice too.
- I got kicked out of a class because the registrar overbooked it. The prof told us how at the top of his list from the registrar it says in bold letters, "Class limited to 9 students." Directly below this statement was, "Number of Students: 10". I was not surprised. This is how things work here (and in most colleges, businesses, governments, and other bureaucracies). I have had similar experiences with JHU.
Last year they sent me a phone bill two months in a row, even though I had never signed up for the service.
When I returned from a short vacation in March, they had taken my Internet service away. Every time I called I was promised that someone would call me back, even "within a few minutes," but that never happened. I had to keep calling back and hope that the right guy was in the office.
This summer, I received a "dorm damage" charge, and when I called to ask for details, whoever I talked to would either give me a different number to call, or promise that I would be called back. I eventually stopped calling.
The vent you just read (or skimmed, or even skipped completely) is simply an unnecessarily lengthy setup for this joke. Ready? Here we go:
"The registrar overbooked my class, so now I have to wait until next semester to take it (plus I have to find a course to replace it). When an airline overbooks a flight, you get a free ticket to any destination in the continental U.S., so I'm looking into that."
- I think this song explains a lot of college students (sing to the tune of "Say my Name" by Destiny's Child):
"Say my name, say my name,
Dont call me narcoleptic,
I just won't accept it,
Need a new nickname...."
"Every single day I lay down on my bed while visions of sugar plums dance around in my head...
Dont try to wake me up
I'll be more than a grump
Just leave me here in peace
My sleep will never cease..."
-Lyrics by Emily and Kelly and stolen from Emily's away message. Also please note that Wysz does not endorse Destiny's Child or listen to any of her songs.
- If nobody's willing to give me a fully-loaded G5, then can't someone at least buy me a 40 gig iPod? Come on, people, show me you love me.
- I actually think my psychology class is kinda cool. Plus, I can get up to 4 extra credit points (4%) if I participate in psychological experiments! Might be fun...
- Random visitor: "so you made that website eh?"
Pez Man40 (9:50:39 PM): you start doing letterman again
Skier Wysz (9:50:45 PM): nope
Skier Wysz (9:50:51 PM): people can check for themselves
Pez Man40 (9:51:21 PM): you state that one
Skier Wysz (9:52:40 PM): ted your typos make it impossible to understand you sometimes
- "I feel like He-Man."
- I recognized a Soundtrack loop while watching TMS today.
- They come for the tie, they stay for the thoughts.
- About my professor, and my hope that I haven't angered him by talking to the registrar:
ironviking 60 (4:37:07 PM): buy him a fruit basket
ironviking 60 (4:37:13 PM): everyone likes fruitbasekts
Skier Wysz (4:40:00 PM): oh well maybe he'll be like "son, i like your attitude. you're a man of action. you get an a+ and all the candy you want!"
ironviking 60 (4:40:12 PM): I doubt that will happen
Skier Wysz (4:40:32 PM): i can dream can't i?
ironviking 60 (4:40:56 PM): yeah, but I'm just preparing you to be disappointed
ironviking 60 (4:44:20 PM): fruitbasket
- Not so mad anymore. I sent an email to the Registrar and 15 minutes later (I know, it's amazing. 15 minutes.) I got a phone call.
- Thinking bad thoughts about: The Johns Hopkins University Office of the Registrar. Even if you do everything right, they still ruin it all.
- Seriously, what clown in admissions let me in? Every day in class, especially in discussion-oriented ones, it is obvious to me that I am an idiot.
- It's already the second day of classes, and we still haven't had a snow day. Is the weather procrastinating?
- One good thing about having a friend in California is that I have someone to talk to at 3 AM.
- Come on, Apple! I want Panther now. Hurry up. I'm not eagerly awaiting the features; I simply want to do a clean install of my system, and it would be great to time it with an OS upgrade. Rumors say mid-October. Let's hope it's not any later than that.
- There is absolutely nothing wrong with taking a nap from 1:30 PM to 7. Who needs daylight anyway? All those UV rays to worry about... I think this natural stuff is overrated.
- Skier Wysz (11:14:38 PM): i have decided that my website is far superior to yours
- I think my clarinet teacher (from way back in elementary school) now plays for the Riverside Symphonia. They put on a great show called "Concert Under the Stars" on or around the 4th of July. My favorite songs I played on the clarinet: "Pop It!" (from a jazz lesson book), "Tick Tock" (a David Blumberg original), and "Linus and Lucy" (the Peanuts theme).
- PRchica422 (3:03:25 AM): youre crazy
PRchica422 (3:03:31 AM): simple as that
PRchica422 (3:04:51 AM): i mean there is no otehr explanation
PRchica422 (3:05:01 AM): or maybe youre a vampire
I knew that eventually someone would figure me out.
- If it's 3 AM and I want Easy Mac, then I'm getting Easy Mac.
- From August 29th's Top Ten:
#8. "I have utterly and completely wasted my life"
Where have we heard this before? We heard it in Dave's answer to my letter.
- It's about time. Google has refreshed my .Mac site, so hopefully less visitors will be directed to the outdated Geocities page.
- Professor (grad student actually, but that's not the point): Why are you taking this class?
- Based on recent traffic reports, I think Google just found my Search Terms page on my Geocities site.
- Recent email from a visitor looking for Strong Bad buddy icons:
"Hey. I just spent a considerable about of time on your website trying to figure out one thing: Why am I on this website?
I still have no idea. I'm going back to work now.
I talked him online, saving him from studying for his EM fields test. We discussed very important topics, such as what there is to look forward to after turning 21. At 35 you can be President of the United States (provided you fulfill some other requirements) and after that you can have a mid-life crisis.
- ironviking 60 (11:24:34 PM): it must be weird for you doing film at such a big science school, it must kinda be like being a bullfighter in alaska or something like that
Skier Wysz (11:25:37 PM): it's awesome actually, cause they're all yelling "i'm gonna fail my hyperthermodimatrix exam!!!" and i'm saying "i hope strong bad has answered a new email!"
- The California newscasters sound like sports commentators when covering a high-speed chase. The play-by-play I heard recently sounded something like this: "He's got his work cut out for him up ahead, with several large trucks to negotiate. These maneuvers are very difficult at these high speeds. First truck cleared, watch as he still maintains control coming up on the second truck, he's cutting it a little sharp... and OH HE CRASHED! HE CRASHED! IT'S GOOOOOD! TOUCHDOWN EAGLES!"
- How's this for a Polish last name: Przybyszewski. It looks like they spend most of their time at the end of the alphabet.
- My name would be cooler if it had a "ü" in it, but believe me, my name is awesome enough as it is.
- My $10 gift certificate, um I mean Music Money, to The Wall expired five and a half years ago. I wonder if I can still get away with using it.
- You learn something new every day, right? Well, I wonder how much you forget every day. My dad's response: "Your socks." I don't know what he meant, but I'm sure it will make a good quote later, maybe when I'm being interviewed by Conan. "Well, Conan, my dad once said, 'Your socks.' I think that's why I'm here today. My socks." After the show, my dad will just look at me and shake his head.
- I'm not scared of going back to school anymore, because I have a microwave and EZ Mac. No more eating at the 12th worst* cafeteria in the nation!
*Source: The Princeton Review
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