Still Alive Tab/Chords

February 15, 2008

D Bm (repeat like crazy)
This was a triumph...

Em              A
It's hard to overstate my satisfaction

D Bm (repeat like crazy)
Aperture Science...

Em              A
For the good of all of us

Except the ones who are dead

F                     C          Bb         F
But there's no sense crying over every mistake

F                     C          Bb         F
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake

Gm                     C             F        Dm
And the science gets done and you make a neat gun

Bb                   A         D  Bm (repeat some more)
For the people who are still alive

Happy Valentines Day

February 14, 2008

What I gave Jill for Valentines Day

Getting in line

February 13, 2008

I haven’t been to my stats class in a long time. I need to get back to going to it, but because it is at 8am, and I am constantly up late night working on other projects, it is rare that I make it.

This hurts. Stats isn’t that hard, and I like the prof to some extent, so to be doing bad in that (while doing great in all other classes) isn’t a good thing.

More for my use, to straighten out what needs to be done:

Wednesday (today)

  • Project Sim – Deliverable #2 (Divisions 4-6) due at 3pm
  • Small group at 6pm
  • Valentines day stuff until late late night


  • Sleep until 10am, skip 8am stats class in favor of 1pm class
  • IME PR work until IME meeting at noon
  • 1pm stats class
  • 3pm presentation for project sim. I think I might present this week
  • 5pm dinner and workout, not necessarily in that order
  • After workout and dinner, finish up stuff for comm. class


  • Resume, cover letter, reflection paper due for comm. class at 11am
  • Quiz in project sim at 3pm

Monday (18th)

  • More project sim stuff tenatively due
  • Cram for stats exam?

Tuesday (19th)

  • Stats exam
  • Dude, it’s the last first exam of the semester for college for me!

Thursday (21st)

  • Project sim presentation

Monday (25th)

  • Scheduling exam
  • Project sim stuff due again

Thursday (28th)

  • Project sim presentation

Monday (3rd)

  • Project sim stuff due again…
  • Weight training class starts up at 930am. Yay!

Thursday (6th)

  • Project sim bid opening

Friday (7th)

  • More project sim project stuff due…at 3pm. After that, it becomes SPRING FLIPPIN BREAK

February 12, 2008

This was a triumph.
I’m making a note here: huge success.
It’s hard to overstate my satisfaction.

Aperture science.
We do what we must because we can.
For the good of all of us
Except the ones who are dead.

But there’s no sense crying over every mistake
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake
And the science gets done and you make a neat gun
For the people who are still alive.

I’m not even angry.
I’m being so sincere right now.
Even though you broke my heart and killed me.
And tore me to pieces.
And threw every piece into a fire.
And as they burned it hurt because
I was so happy for you.

Now these points of data make a beautiful line
And we’re out of beta we’re releasing on time.
So I’m glad I got burned think of all the things we learned
For the people who are still alive

Go ahead and leave me.
I think I prefer to stay inside.
Maybe you’ll find someone else to help you.
Maybe Black Mesa –
That was a joke. Haha. Fat chance.
Anyway, this cake is great:
It’s so delicious and moist.

Look at me still talking when there’s science to do.
When I look out there it makes me glad I’m not you.
I’ve experiments to run there is research to be done
On the people who are still alive

And believe me I am still alive.
I’m doing science and I’m still alive.
I feel fantastic and I’m still alive.
While you’re dying I’ll be still alive.
And when you’re dead I will be still alive.

Still alive
Still alive

New Soundtrack, New Obsession

February 12, 2008

There’s a movie.

I’m Not There. (2007)

It has a soundtrack.

Ruckus: Music: I’m Not There (Music From The Motion Picture)

Why is this making me giddy? Because look! Sufjan Stevens, Iron and Wine, Jeff Tweedy, Jack Johnson and Los Lobos are all on the soundtrack. And not with original songs.

What does that mean? That’s right. All of them are covering Bob Dylan songs. And it is spectacular! OK, so it might not do some of the songs justice, but I’m a huge fan of this soundtrack.

Just had to let that out.

Bloody Cold

February 10, 2008

It is ridiculously cold outside. Beyond that even. -29F. It is past freezing. It is painful. But I like this kind of weather. It makes me happy to be inside. I played a full broomball game in that, and it was a grueling test of a match, even though it was just a practice scrimmage. Oh, and I played like crap, because of several factors. One, it was cold and snow was piled in the rink. Two, I slipped early on and jacked my elbow up on the ice. Three, I got tired because it was hard to breathe with 40mph winds filled with snow blasting my face. Fourth, I had already played a game earlier in the day, and had no problems just playing for fun, therefore breaking my coverage (I play defense).

In the end I hobbled away for a warmer destination. Hobbled? Yup. Garret drilled my left knee with a full on shot as I dove for the ball.  It was one of those pains that I had to be helped off the ice for, and once my brain processed the feeling, made me want to throw up. It may sound weird, but thats a good thing to me. If I get injured, it needs to be something that takes me out.

This blizzard will hopefully cancel the game tomorrow. I want to go to church, but broomball is scheduled right as church gets out. Either way, I don’t want to go to the game tomorrow so I can rest my knee and so I can get to church.

Homework for Monday is just 2 stats problems and some network diagrams for scheduling (which I don’t have the book for).

A Joke

February 10, 2008

A seven-year-old boy was at the center of a Kansas City courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him.

The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with child custody law and regulations requiring that family unity be maintained to the degree possible.

The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her.When the judge then suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy cried out that they also beat him.

After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who should have custody of him. After two recesses to check legal references and confer with child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the Kansas City Chiefs, whom the boy firmly believes are incapable of beating anyone