Also known as Knewbuntu, Pneubuntu or Gnubuntu depending on your preference of silent letters.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

For the Lovers and the Liars!

I heard a quote a few weeks ago which made me chuckle. Part of the reason for this was because this quote was recited to me when the summer holidays were still going on. As a result, my sense of humour was active since I did not have a possibility of impending doom (read: assignments) ominously hovering nearby. But nonetheless, it was a good quote:

There are two kinds of people in this world, those who love the Beatles and liars!
Initially, I took this as just another funny quote. Along came September 9th. If you aren't a total Rock Band nerd, that's the day Rock Band: The Beatles came out. I basically fell in love with the Beatles overnight.

Previous to this spiritual awakening, I hadn't really listened to them very much. I mean, I obviously knew a bunch of their songs (who doesn't?), but I didn't listen to them on anything resembling a regular basis; however, in playing the new Rock Band game it was kind of impossible to not listen to some of their songs, and as a result, I really appreciated their music for the first time. I mean, before the game I didn't dislike them, I just wouldn't be able to, for the life of me, name more than about...15 songs of theirs. But now that I've played this excellent game, I've decided that the Beatles are the greatest band ever (I'm so original!). I think my new favourite song is "While my Guitar Gently Weeps", but, strangely enough, my favourite rendition of it is not by the Beatles. It is by Prince. Oh, sorry, The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, aka Prince logo.svg. Why? Because Prince just happens to be a better guitar player than Eric Clapton (who played the solos on the original Beatles version). Link!

I now realize that quote is entirely true. I was in a third category, a category of people who hadn't really listened to much of their music (I'm sad I know!). Nonetheless, the concept of the quote is still entirely brilliant and (almost) correct! Now go forth and love the Beatles!


Monday, September 28, 2009

I've Travelled All the Way from 1992 to Write This Blog Post!

Hm, it has been a while has it not...lately I've just been feeling quite unmotivated to blog, but now I'm back! Please, I appreciate the tumultuous applause, but I need to continue with the rest of my post.

Since I last blogged, the following things have happened to me:

  1. I went back to school - This was not such a downer actually. Summer can become quite boring after not that much time so it was actually pretty good to be back! I am in Grade 12 this year, and so far it has not been overly busy. I am taking Economics, Biology, English and Canadian and World Politics this semester, and French, Chemistry, Calculus/Vectors and International Business next semester. I am throughly enjoying all my classes this semester, hopefully the next one will be along a similar vein!
  2. I was elected to the Austrian Congress - Ok, this actually isn't as awesome as it sounds. You see, there's this game called eRepublik, where you are basically a citizen in a country in this fictitious new world. I ran for congress and was elected. Woo!
  3. I was rejected by my computer - The other day, I decided to boot up my wonderfully reliable and kind Windows Vista. It not so kindly informed me that it wasn't activated. I very kindly informed it that it, in fact, was. I then kindly patted it on the head. At this point, I discovered that my pet Vista was actually a brutish three-headed dragon that spewed out hate and rage. Oh, and fire. Duh. So in essence it didn't let me on and refused my petty "logic" and "facts", and I am now using Ubuntu.
  4. I went to a University Fair - This was actually pretty good. I received a lot of information from some really helpful people and I'm now pretty sure about where I want to go!
  5. I got addicted to heroin and crack - For the record, heroin and crack are my pet names for Restaurant City and FarmVille, two Facebook applications which you will never try if you value your life and free time!