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Luke. [13 Aug 2012|04:10am]
[ mood | nostalgic ]

Luke tried to cyberstalk me for embarrassing things. What a loserface. I totally didn't log onto this site for the first time in five years to double-check there wasn't anything incriminating on it. Or at least, nothing publicly visible...

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[17 Aug 2007|08:34am]
Summary of what Pat did for the better part of a week:

At 3 AM early Saturday (11th), a really strong thunderstorm came through my area and did unhappy things. In Bloomington, there was a swath of blocks that got hit by a 70-80 mph wind gust which took out dozens of trees all over, and hit power lines in several places. I heard the wind, went to the window, and then the power went out. It was quite a storm even after that, with heavy rain and lots of lightning. My mom, my aunt, and I started finding candles and things until morning.

We went out in the morning and checked out the damage. Trees were across streets all over, and three trees in our yard were significantly damaged: a tree in our front yard got nearly uprooted and was leaning almost all the way over, a huge pine in the backyard got broken in half and the top went flying into the neighbor's fence (and took out the cable), and another large tree in the back lost a third of its large branches. The wind had also picked up our grill and tossed it ten feet, flipped over a table, and strewn chairs everywhere.

Pictures of damage are here.

Spent most of Saturday morning playing cards and such, but as I'd been up all night, I slept for a few hours in the middle of the day. It was around 90 degrees outside, but the leftover cool from the air conditioning combined with my room being in the basement kept it bearable. That evening, another storm came through (shown in the video on the damage page), although it was further north and didn't give any rain... just a spectacular lightning show and a 20 degree drop in temperatures! Also, my mom got some coolers and ice during the day to protect most of the food from spoiling, and got some lanterns and batteries as well. Saturday night was mostly spent listening to the weather radio. As it got dark, there wasn't much to do other than going back to sleep.

On Sunday it was warming up in the house, but kept from being too bad by the storm the previous evening. There was almost nothing to do all day. I think that's the day a couple neighbors offered to cut down the fallen trees, and we accepted. Other than that it was rather boring. That night as we went to bed for lack of anything to do, it was really difficult to sleep.

On Monday, it was getting hot again. Everyone was complaining about the heat, and we decided to go to my uncle's that evening. He owns a small apartment building, and one of the apartments was vacant. My cousin and my mom got the apartment set up while I tried to entertain my grandma. We all headed over, and tried to settle in. However, as we arrived, the air conditioner started being less and less effective, eventually dying out entirely. My mom, my aunt, and I went back home as my cousin watched my grandma, and we got things we had forgotten. As we came back, a line of storms came through hard. Reports of three inch hail came from near our house, and the rain was coming down at a rate of two inches per hour. As the storm left, we tried to sleep, but it was getting increasingly hot in the apartment, and my grandma was very disorientated. My mom decided it was best to bring her home, since it was about the same temperature, and she'd be in familiar surroundings. My aunt went with. I stayed the night in my uncle's apartment, watching TV and chatting with him.

Tuesday morning was mostly me sleeping. I woke up around noonish and watched some more TV for a few hours, until I got the call I'd been waiting for: the power was back on! It was 4 PM, and it had been 85 hours since it went off. A few hours later, my mom arrived, and we packed up what we'd left in the apartments and headed home. Everyone was thrilled to be home, with lights and air conditioning, and we all slept well that night.

On Wednesday, we heard that the cable company wouldn't be able to fix the cable (and therefore the Internet) until next Sunday. However, my cousin came over and re-attached the line to the pole himself in about an hour.

:O And that's about it!
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[28 Jul 2007|03:09am]

They Might Be Giants
September 17
First Avenue, Minneapolis

Yeah, I don't think I can pass that up.
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[19 Jul 2007|09:28am]
[ mood | okay, but a little antsy ]

Haven't stolen a survey in a while..Collapse )

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[02 Jul 2007|08:58am]
I just noticed that I never posted my fall class schedule. Shablamo.

The classes are Introduction to Computer Science, Principles in Chemistry, College First Aid, Introduction to Poetry Writing.

The first aid class is to satisfy a health requirement for the degree I want. The rest should be fun.
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[02 Jul 2007|03:18am]
Stolen From Asha x 238423.Collapse )
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[29 Apr 2007|09:18am]
Survey from Joe, via Asha.Collapse )
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[21 Apr 2007|08:56am]
I had two weird dreams last night:

I dreamt that for some reason, my mom and I moved to our cabin up in northern Minnesota. Except it wasn't like the actual place, it was larger with weird rooms we never went in. I'd dreamt about it before. Also, the real place is mostly in the middle of nowhere, but in the dream there were other houses near it. I also went online and told people I'd moved to Duluth. Anyway, we got there, got a bit settled in, picked our bedrooms and such. I considered taking a picture of my new room and sending it to people, but instead wanted to explore the weird rooms. There were filled with cobwebs that we had to clear out before we walked in to not get covered with them. One of them was a big room with very dirty floors and benches in rows, and an ancient desk in the corner, with some very old papers on it. Something about it being an office or something, but that doesn't quite fit. I went outside, and saw there were other houses around, and got the mail, which included a very tiny digital camcorder thing for my mom! I played with it and was showing her how to use it at the end.

The second dream... apparently involved going back in time! Both my mom and I went back to how we were in 1995 together, when I was 9 years old (evidence of not being able to add or subtract while sleeping... should be seven or 1997.) We were in the second mobile home we lived in, with all sorts of stuff there. There were a shitload of bikes in one room, and I was trying to remember which were worth keeping. I also was trying to figure out how to deal with going back to elementary school, no longer being a legal adult, and how my friends at the time would deal with me being a different person. We also went over to my grandparents' house (where I currently live) for some holiday get-together. I was wearing some weird outfit, and one of my cousins asked if I had boxers on (I wear briefs...), but I didn't have any underwear on under my pants. I didn't seem to think this was an odd conversation! I was annoyed with being treated like I was.. well, a little kid, so I went to take a walk. For some reason, I was nearly blind and couldn't see people coming down the sidewalk on bikes in my direction. But I could see that it was very lush and green, so I was assuming it must be somewhere around August.

That's what I remember. Weird dreams.
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[20 Apr 2007|09:26am]
I've been seriously considering not continuing with college after Normandale. I've never been happy with school in general. I'm beginning to think I'd be happier finding a simple job in a bookstore or something and continuing my pursuit of knowledge as a personal project in my free time... which it really has been since as long as I can remember, almost everything I know has been self-taught.

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[06 Apr 2007|08:41am]

[21 Mar 2007|07:13am]
Here's the test.Collapse )
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[10 Feb 2007|12:35am]
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[29 Jan 2007|06:51am]
Rawrvey.Collapse )
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[23 Jan 2007|07:52pm]
Pat is a survey slut.Collapse )
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[17 Jan 2007|08:12am]
Might as well link this here, too:


Class schedule. Yes.
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[26 Dec 2006|10:29am]
[ mood | okay ]

Christmas loot:
Monies: $50 cash, $40 Best Buy, $15 iTunes
Guinness Book of World Records 2007
DVDs: Gattaca and Clue
Little fiber optic Christmas tree
New jacket
2006 US Mint Proof Set
Three pairs of pajama pants (one pair has Mario on it)
Far Side calendar
A nice glass mug
A bag of chocolates and a can of cashews (already ate them)

My mom got an iPod Nano that I helped her set up. I also got her favorite Christmas movie for her on DVD, which she was surprised about, because we had checked before and it had been unavailable. :)

In other news, grades:

Urban Geography: A
Physical Geology: A
Calculus 2: W (withdrawn)
Physics w/ Calculus: D

Surprised I passed Physics, with how much I missed. I feel good about next term, though. :O

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[20 Nov 2006|09:55am]
Meteorology. 4 credits. Tuesday & Thursday 11A-12:20P; Monday 12P-1:50P.
Historical Geology. 4 credits. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9A-9:50A; Tuesday 9A-10:50A.
World Civilizations. 4 credits. Wednesday & Friday 1P-2:50P.
Introductory Philosophy. 3 credits. Tuesday & Thursday 2P-3:20P.

In other words: No more early morning or night classes! :D All classes between 9 AM and 3:30 PM. This I can live with. :)
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[28 Oct 2006|02:45pm]
Yeah, so, I haven't had a chance to say what's happened lately:

Wednesday morning around 1 AM, my grandpa passed away. He was on hospice for a year and a half, and it was something we were expecting. His wake's on Monday, and funeral's Tuesday.

Coincidentally, my computer crashed hard at around the same time as my grandpa dying. The registry became corrupted, and Windows refused to boot up. I messed around with it for a day or so, and was making no progress. So I decided to just get another hard drive, install Windows on that, and set the old drive as a secondary drive so I could access my files. This worked, although I've been having issues with getting programs/drivers/installing hardware.

Anyway. That's what's up. Stuff should be mostly back to normal sometime next week.
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[25 Sep 2006|06:35am]
Current/recent/upcoming little fun things:

Classes started. Physics and Geology are pretty cool. Urban Geography and Calculus are pretty boring.

BNL's new album, Barenaked Ladies Are Me, is out. I have the actual CD now, more than a month after having the songs downloaded...

Mark Z. Danielewski's new novel, Only Revolutions, is out. I have it, and although I haven't had time to read it, I have found several very intriuging and personal bits in it that make me excited to start.

Bitter Films Volume 1 DVD is going to be released shortly. I'm waiting expectantly for it to arrive. :)

BNL's doing a fall tour, and I have two tickets purchased for the November 19 appearance in St. Paul. Yay!

More news as events warrant.
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[25 Sep 2006|06:25am]
Song lyrics thing!Collapse )
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