Friday, March 31, 2006

Drove down last night to Bend with my dad to go skiing at Mt. Bachelor. Stayed at the Super 8 Motel... despite the rather bland appearance at first we were thrilled to find it had wireless internet. So my dad was able to do his work and I was able to pass time talking to people on instant messanger.

Today we woke up at eight and headed to the mountain. After renting equipment, we headed up on the slopes and met my dad's friend Dave and his wife and their daughter. Despite not skiing for a year, I was able to pick up right where I left off (flying down the mountain at 60+ mph). It was awesome and the weather was pretty nice. So yay! I love to ski, especially at Mt. Bachelor and their cool terrian.

I head back to Tualatin tomorrow and will be going to the Blazer game with my Aunt (maybe they'll win for an April's Fools present).

Monday, March 27, 2006

Okay, here are the results of Winter term:

ClassFinal Test GradeFinal Grade
Biology 102
Economics 202
Nut. & Food Man. 232
Bussiness Admin 131
Math 245

So there you go. Not straight A's like before, but that was not to be expected. Next term should be easier, but you never know.

This post made possible by Kevin. Being sorta in the center looks better than being against the left edge too. I don't care enough to make it look extra pretty.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Okay, I found this ridiculous so I just had to post it. This is not made up.

"Mississippi Outlaws Sex Toys
Dan Abrams

There is a landmark legal battle of constitutional proportions being fought down in Mississippi. It involves fundamental rights protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments, not to mention the rights of certain small business owners to satisfy their customers. This week, another court refused to recognize Mississippians’ right to find companionship for $29.99 and so a law outlawing the sale of sex toys will stand.

“A person commits the offense of distributing unlawful sexual devices when he knowingly sells, advertises, publishes or exhibits to any person any three-dimensional device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs or offers to do so or possesses such devices with the intent to do so.”

This was linked on the Beaver football board, and The Beaver Tail Whap® brought the following nuggets to the table:

"In Mississippi, people can buy guns at a gun show with no background check and certain weapons can be carried almost anywhere."
- They are obviously much safer than a sex toy.

"It’s illegal in Mississippi to have sex with someone you’re not married to or to live with someone other than your spouse."
- That's fucked up. How can they make a law about who you have sex with? I thought this was America???

"Georgia and Texas have passed similar bans and courts have repeatedly ruled the legislators have the power to do it."
- Really? I thought it would have been Massachusetts or Oregon.

Anywho, this is why I hate the South. They are stupid and stuck in the 1800s (and produce people like George W. Bush). This is all.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

So finals week has been going really well... in terms of the tests. I'm not feeling so good, sick basically, and today I had a raging headache. Plus the normal stress that comes with finals week. Tomorrow is my last final (Biology) but I'll give you a report on how they've been going so far.

Economics 202: Guess I sorta already reported on that
Final Score: 94% Final Grade: A-

Math 245: It was at 7:30am in the morning and that part sucked. The test was sorta hard, sorta easy. In the middle really.
Final Score: 87.5% Final Grade: B+

Business Administration 131: A computer class. One of my friends got me really worked up about this test, so I thought it was going to be really hard. It was challenging but I was able to do it quickly.
Final Score: Unknown, but at least a 90% Final Grade: A

Still to go:

Biology 102: Doesn't really matter. I'm going to get a B+ in there by all accounts. I'll study some tomomrrow so I don't slip to a "B". I would practically have to ace it to move into the "A" range, and from what I've seen, that's not happening. The tests always have a certain number of questions that aren't a concept... they are some little minute detail in some reading that you're supposed to remember. Bullshit.

Nutrition and Food Management 232: Okay, I've already done this because it was a take home final and I turned it in on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure I got an A. I don't know though because she hasn't posted the grades. So I'm in the dark. If I get a 94% on the final I will get an "A" in the class. I think I did.

Monday, March 20, 2006

So finals week is this week. I have a final every day this week. Which is atually kind of good, instead of having them all clumped together, I can study for one each day.

Today I had my Economics midterm. Despite not paying attention (see post from four days ago *wink*) I managed to pull a 94. So wahooo! It turned out to be simplier than I imagined... and plus it's nice taking a test next to someone who knows what they're doing. Ahem.

Tomorrow I have a math midterm at 7:30am. It's going to blow. I woke up at 8:45am today to sort of adjust for tomorrow. I think I'm going to get up around 6:30am. So yeah. Not looking forward to that. Not to mention I kinda got lost in the last few weeks in that class. I should be able to pull a B on the final though and secure an A grade.

Wednesday is BA131. I'm not really worried. Only thing that could go wrong there is I forget how to use an Excel funtion and spend a bunch of time trying to figure it out. You only get a certain amount of time for the final and have to work pretty effeciently to finish. For example, on the midterm I took 57 of the 60 minutes to finish. It's something I know too (computer applications) so that kinda tells you how challenging it is.

Thursday is Biology. I'll get like a B on that. Get a B in the class. The tests are hard. I studied lightly for the first one and go 80. I studied a lot for the second one and got 78. So whatever. I'll get a B. I'm fine.

So that's my week. It sucks. How are you?

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Okay, so I haven't written in eight days. My excuse this time is I've been busy studying and everything for finals, which is this week (it's always something isn't it).

I wanted to share with you what I do with my spare time in Economics class (ECON 202). So, a break from sports related posts! This class is really boring... I like the professor and everything but the subject matter is just so dull. Plus the class is two hours long and everyone knows the modern human attention span just isn't that long.

So... last week I made a maze. Nevermind the fact we're learning new stuff that's difficult to grasp and on the final next week... I just couldn't bring myself to pay attention. I don't even know why I go... well it's because I have four friends in there and it's fun to be with them and everything... and I guess I hope I'll pick up something he says in the background that I'll remember.

Credit the swan to Matt. I made the "boat thing" but it's not actually a boat... you can fold it and it becomes a chompy mouth (Pac-Man sorta). Yes. So that's what I do instead of pay attention. I'm going to post this post on the day I meant to do it and then make another post right now about finals week. This way it looks like I've updated more.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Okay, so it was a lot later than tomorrow, but I am here to tell you about the Muskrats game last Sunday night. It was awesome. The Associated Press covered the game and had a write-up, so I figure that would be appropriate to show:

Associated Press Write Up of the Game

Anyways, it was awesome. When we kept turning it over at the end of the game I thought we were screwed, but Team Leaper kept missing free throws and keeping us in it. When Nate hit the game winning shot with 2 seconds left, it was pandamonium. I freaked out almost as much as when Mandy Close hit the driving layup to beat the Ducks. Not quite as much, but close.

We all celebrated by going to Red Robin's. Nevermind the fact that none of us knew where it was, but we found it (after nearly killing ourselves trying to make an exit (turned out it was wrong)). Wow. Two bracket things in a row. Cool. Like Math. Heh.

Anyways all in all it was a really awesome night and one I won't soon forget. The Muskrats plan to take the Intramural world by storm again in the spring by playing either soccer or softball. I'll keep you posted.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Beavers beat Ducks 65-62 in Civil War

Saturday I went to the Civil War basketball game. This season has been a major disappointment for the men, however all could be redeemed if they won the Civil War. I wasn't very excited about this game until I got there, saw the Ducks, and saw their fans in Gill. Some jerks in yellow tee-shirts each had a number of them and they sat in order. "5" "6" "1" "4" (Ducks beat Beavs in football by this score). First off, ya'll need a dash. Second... well, you walked out looking like idiots.

Let me set the scene. Ducks have top-teir talent (they just can't get their shit together). The Beavers meanwhile had decent talent until stars Lamar Hurd and Nick DeWitz went down to injuries. That's two seniors who started... gone. Plus Kyle Jeffers and Sasa Cuic were both battling injuries. Needless to say the Beavers were HUGE underdogs, and not many people gave them a chance. I didn't really either. I hoped for a win but I didn't expect it.

Well, the game was basically nip and tuck the entire way. Hotly contested, much like the women's Civil War. It was great being in the Beaver Dam and you could feel the electricity in the building. The Beavers were scrappy, outhustling and outsmarting the Ducks to make up the gap in raw talent.

Beavers are up 61-60... forty seconds left. Shot clock running down. Beavers need to score or else the Ducks will have the ball and the final shot to win the game. Chris Stephens penetrates into the paint and lay it up... no. The ball bounces in the paint. Three ducks and Sasa Cuic (a Beav) are fighting their way for position. All four stick their hands up to try and grab it or deflect it. The something crazy happens... the ball gets deflected way high up in the air... we're talking above the shot clock, then falls back down and through the net.

Crowd goes nuts. Absolutly nuts. I was freaking out, like just about every other person in the building (save 500 or so Duck fans). Longtime Beaver fans have said it was one of the biggest explosions of noise they have ever heard in Gill Coliseum (this includes the 80's when the Beavers were #1 for 8 straight weeks). I'll try and get a video of it up soon, it's pretty cool.

The Ducks are now down three and have one more shot to tie the game and send it into overtime. Airball. Game over. Students rush the court. I'm somewhere in that mob up top. You can see the final score in the background.

All in all a great game. I still enjoyed the women's version at Gill a little bit more, but this was still very, very awesome. Any day you beat the Ducks is a great day!

Tomorrow (probably later) I'll post about the Muskrats and the even more intense battle we found ourselves in Sunday night.