Friday, May 30, 2008

Post 200, Again

A finish to a year at high school. In retrospect, it doesn't feel anything like the first day of Easter vacation, I think because we were eased in, not having a full, real day of school since last Thursday. So the last exam but Sean still has my calculator-not his fault, though. Maybe I'll see him at some graduation event this weekend. I'm supposed to be receiving a job assignment by Tuesday, from the DC government. If it's good (i.e. I hardly do anything and get paid for sitting in their crib rather than mine), I'll take it. Otherwise, I might have better things to do. But I still have orchestra tomorrow. (Sigh) Life goes on, but there's always Monday. Anyway,I wish I already had my summer homework, so I could finish early, but I guess I have days to do nothing, yet I do not want to waste them. Little Brother will be at Camp Incarnation, CT for the next week, then in England; I'll be home without him, and therefore I have computer rights! Just as long as the internet doesn't fail like it did it this afternoon; it was a stressful event.
Thank you, blog readers, for giving me so much to type about. "Au revoir, we'll see you again"
(from Nixon, 1974)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Exams 200

I don't really know why I'm wasting my 200th milestone post on one that isn't really high-quality. So it was only on February 14th that we hit the 100 post mark. So there is still one French exam left, and so be it. I'll make it up tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

199 Posts so far...

So far, three of the four exams I've had had taken no more than 90 minutes-or 75% of the eam time. However, Latin was the punisher; due to all the synopses, I went 1/2 hour over. Anyway, I must go and imbed more math in my noggin, after a 3 hour jam session at school, and 2 more at home. I also have a good outline for my English exam.

Good night, mike's blog. Good night moon.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


* Oh Dear! Two more exams tomorrow and the day after that! I'll talk later!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

New York City Teaser

Got back from New York 3 hours ago. Did some studying on the road, some math tonight, and a lot for tomorrow. So I'll have to tell y'all about my latest trip up there soon.

I was taking a little peak at the 2004-model BMW X3's...I actually went to their factory in North Carolina back then when only the rich could afford they cost about $20K, (with 40K miles). By next year, the price should fall even more, good news to all who want to be bourgeois without spending too much. That's not me :) - I don't have anywhere to keep one even if I did get one- people seem to love to steal them when you're not watching your blue or silver German baby.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Main Day

8 am- an awards ceremony. 9 am-on the basketball court. The way we lost- it was sort of "laughs as he loses", quoted from Coach C. Final Score: Main 23, Moore 97, just shy of 100.
10 am Kickball over the "grand canyon". Coach C gets a name from this: Many runs, successful pitching, and great catches, and a little league coach's attitude. Main 20, Alban 3. 11 am, he retained his name as our sub-house (Main-2) took our team into victory for football...but...we failed to Austin, Main 4, Austin 5. Lunchtime, and we were in second place. O.K.

1pm- Krazy Relay Race. Six graders destroyed our chances of taking anything but last place. 1:45pm- Capture the flag, territory marked with little red flags. Alban 3 flags, Main 1 flag. For all I know, we did not lose a flag, but Moore did. Good. I must mention that I was improperly briefed on the Alban team flag, stealing their jail flag instead. But, 2:30pm-Relay Race, 25 runners each house, from sixth through tenth grade. Our little Main kids slipped behind, but we used 8th graders with long legs to catch up. The freshmen helped increase our lead, and then, sophomores boosted us to second place. But...a controversy brewed. Our team was accused of cutting our number-but psych nah! Austin, who was third, miscounted and added an extra runner, scapegoating the underdog. We were put back to fourth in the ice cream line, but in our half-hour wait, we replayed the runners, and got back our glory, but not our space in line. So in the meanwhile, I took a space in the whipped-cream pie eating contest. Pure whipped cream laced with chocolate syrup. I slurped and slurped. But, what defines 'finished'? So that didn't count for points, but it was fun. SO I then went to the French party, and made crepes for the first tome. Tried once, failed, tried again, and succeeded in making something sort of decent. So then, we watched the Futurama movie (2007) in French. But before we finished, I had to get on a shuttle home. When I did get home, I was a little tired, and saw that I had obtained a first-degree burn on my neck (ie typical sunburn) like everyone else. A little sore, but I put some Aloe Vera gel on it, and I considered what had happened. Main House had won, I have heard, by four points (1%). But not yet verified, so I'm not too celebrated, yet.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Higgins of the world

Today was the last day of classes- four days until the Western Civ. exam. Today is when we say good-bye to the much beloved 35 minute period which has graced our days with 80-minute lunch periods, which provided cram time and club time. Also a bygone product-the mad rush for the 3:20 shuttle. I don't know the details, but as I left of the Frieshuttle at 3:30 at Fort Totten, that may have made history, as we may be able to leave (some days) from school before 3:00.

In other news, I was fussing about with the Vivitar, the budget digital camera. Works well for its size. Works well for you if you don't need to do anything fancy, and will go into non-conformity to set settings and convert pictures. There is no sound, though, so I'll have to wait for my real camera to come back from New York next month to make more film!
I identified Mike's latest antic, and it's his blog. I must say though, that it's pretty cool'.
RE: Mike Higgin's Blog (
"So here is where the rivalry begins. Don't worry, we'll just have a friendly fight like b-list celebrities vying for attention.
Anyway, there's enough space in cyberkingdom for both of us to have mansions and live in harmony.

I'll add a link to this blog from mine."

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


That's a tag for my latest Youtube video, Riding the Staten Island Railroad, and it seems to be working. On the theme, here's a cutie: Subway (1970's vintage Sesame Street song)

A critical analysis of the head2head Haiku contest:
I used depressing Haiku about closed factories and dying soldiers to make it to round 2. Terrible that I had to do that, but I lightened up on Round 2, with a sure-to-win haiku about a Panther victory. No match for Ian's fire- he used his best haiku round 2. And probably a mistake- one about the internet portal to a whole universe. Same result, and I was finished.

Hey, anyway, if you don't have a physical mansion, why not build a virtual one, like I did?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Haiku Tournament

8am, Tuesday morning. 35 contestants vying for a prize. The typical winners fell fast, and even Ian fell in the round-robin to be in the semi-finals (alphabetical discrimination...and again...)*.
It came to Yaw and Chirs E. Chris played his cards well, and won 5 ec points.

*Mr. Sh. (full name withheld for identity protection) was an OK case; he had a by' from a previous round-robin. But Mr. Ri. was victimized, rising through the normal bracket for two rounds, then having to round robin. Now if they were minorities...)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Haiku Today

I have a Haiku contest to excel in tomorrow. So that's that.

If I had more time, I would type some of my dysfunctional haiku right here-but that'll have to wait a few days until I post them onto the Jangoo Haiku Page (

As a point, I have a list of websites to create, such as I Love Latin, West End, way to travel, etc, etc, AND the Jangoo Videos page (liks to our favorite youtube tethered to the main Jangoo page. Centralization is the key, NOT like AOL, who is decentralizing and disintegrating. If the current parabolic equations of both companies, AOL and Jangoo occur, we can estimate that Jangoo will receive more new market share than AOL by the year 2013 or '14. Neat? Let's see it happen!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Weekend Basics

Oh how I wait for summer...Big Daddy was surfing the web last night. So I went to the picnic. Did not go to the dance. How disappointed were they! And how uncool I dressed. "I really have to come to your house every day for a week over the summer to dress you." A quick fix- roll up sleves, go without the hat. And get denim.

This morning I read the whole Genesis story in church. 5 long minutes, might have made two mistakes. And the rest of the day was a blur.

Friday, May 16, 2008


AKA: Fried rice to go with this?

An absolute speed record! 37 minutes from the shuttle line to my computer. Got home 3:57pm, first time under 40 minutes.

Now why did I not blog last night? Because my internet was 50% down, and the Google Empire had died. That made me sort of sad, but I did have an English quiz this morning, first period. I did swell; I think I scored in the 3-digit club. Sweet.

And sour: I left my gym clothes at home. I offered $20/hour to anyone who let me borrow a spare set (which was a 1-minute job). I did get a pair of shorts, which was all that really mattered. I will spare the assailant in this instance...

Intramurals Final Score: Krazy Kickball: Atticus Sawatzki's Blog team: 21 , Class of '10: 15.

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the Gonzaga Mixer. More on that later...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Our lil' man will be attempting the written test tomorrow afternoon to receive a learner's permit. He claims that he can see above the windshield, and I'll take his word for it. I have no plans to file an injunction against his capabilities to drive. Anyway, he'd never forgive me if I did (:

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sick Days Are for Adults

I woke up at 5am feeling that I was extraordinarily hungry. I ate a little, and settled back into bed. At 6am, I got ready for school with my body half-slumped over, and it feeling extremely cold in the room (72 degrees-I was sick!) I took a few bites into breakfast, and, again, felt sick. It was 6:45, and I was lying in bed with a bucket.

I let it out, and felt alright to go to school (This was 7:15am). So my mother and I scurried to the Metro, and arrived at Fort Totten at 7:45am. Being sick as I was, I had motion sickness that I would have otherwise not have had from the slight movements of the train. Luckily, I was carrying a bag in my pocket. Yes, I felt fine, until running up the hill to make it inside the school building by 8:00am. In a lethargic state, my stomach was in pain, and I just stared at the clock. Again, I let it out after class into another bag. I knew doing it too much would hurt my electrolytes, but I felt normal, and gave a Smartboard presentation. I was even able to participate in football. But I took my normal felling too far. During French, I stared blankly at the vocab list, and, eventually it was lunchtime. I still didn't feel like I could eat. I French Clubbed, watered the plants, and Neuroscienced in a state which I felt that I was legitimately dying. Math class, I was so knocked out, resting my head on the desk while appearing green. I got a 20-minute reprieve in the place called the infirmary, and rushed out to Religion class. I had a little more brain, and was able to scribble legible notes in my notebook. I wondered if I had made the right choice to attend that class. I was truly starving, and that was good, because that was normal. I took a few bites of a granola bar in history class, and walked in a trance to the shuttle. The mental agony had worn off; the stomach was still dealing pain. So I made my way home, and survived the 4-block walk home from the station and took an hour-long nap, and was ready to eat. Of course, I'm overstuffed now, having skipped two meals in a row.

And Delli can drive today!

Monday, May 12, 2008

New Item

I finally got videos to load onto YouTube!

I want to add more when I have the time, which I think might be tomorrow, but have a pretty good feeling that there'll be work. So the weekend looks pretty good. I can also add a link to the site, and set up my webcam, and see if it's compatable with Windows Movie Maker

Crocky the movie Trailer

Parkour (2 views, not on my account, in 30 minutes. Promising. I was too nice to the dial-up)

Next- Digg!
Delli-can-drive countdown: 1 day

Sunday, May 11, 2008


I was in a happy mood until two minutes ago, when somebody in the house at the time washed a glass containing my orthodontic bands, as I was flossing, sending them down the drain after wearing them for less than an hour.

I was at the banquet on Friday, and I have a speech to do tomorrow
And a history quiz right after
But then, I still don't have any memory space on my cell phone.
I don't remember what I was going to say about it.
And in a sour mood, I'm going to bed, after I hit the ice cream and mango nectar and chips.

Delli-can-drive countdown: 2 days

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Withdrawal Symptoms

Yesterday, I went a whole day without using the Internet (I suppose to the disappointment of our viewers). Of course, I would have been lonely without it if I had not gone to Saint Anselm's athletic banquet. Yes, I researched about creating a crew team/club, but the only setback was the cost of obtaining the shell (that's the 54' long boat). The golf club sounded like a much more feasible idea. However, the school will still not have any water activities. Maybe a marine club, where we go and sail Sunfishes?

I was filmed yesterday doing a '50's dance to a new song by an editor of ipolomac43, about blasting into space. You'll have to hear it to know. I'm watching out on Youtube for that film.

my memory card on my cellphone is full
buy your discount-priced stamps today before the price goes up
i think there is free Haagen-Dazs ice cream on Delli's half-birthday, May 13.

Delli-can-drive countdown: 3 days

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Math Test

After 16 hours without sleep...the brain starts losing higher order functions. Math test tomorrow, and I have to print my prize submission

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Let's Buy a Boat

Once we build up our internet empire, we can start our earthly empire with the raised capital, and, well, buy a boat. More details will come as appropriate, but we plan to start to construct a transit and retail empire as well. As I say, this is 10 years from now. Just thinking.

So let's build our web empire to grand heights over the summer. Yes, and once we procure a videocam, we will take advantage of Youtube to promote the Empire. We may also go into web advertising... but not much time to think about it. Thursday-Biology quiz, Math work, French test. Friday-Math test. Monday-Speech.

Delli-can-drive countdown: 6 days

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


I know some people are thinking "why doesn't He use a little more effort in his posts?" Yes, I try. It's just a compatibility issue. For example, on my Facebook account, I wish I could load at least a photo album to the account, but all I could move were individual pictures for my profile picture album. That also applies to JangooMag and the Blog. As you may see, other blogs manage their pictures well. Luckily for us, a new computer is coming our way this summer...listen up for details.

Now a blast from the past...
For $7,500 in 1989, you could buy a real-live robot called Newton by the Synpet company. It could do anything you could put into your 1989 computer. Call chess moves, do trigonometry, call 911, etc. It'd be nice to own one.

Delli can drive countdown: 7 days

Monday, May 5, 2008

New Path-Cinco de Mayo

I challenge you to...set this blog as your homepage.

As I have recently found out, Metro has recently reorganized the 16-series (Columbia Pike Line) so that buses come every 7-1/2 minutes off-peak. Great news, because this is actually the most direct path from my house to Annandale and the Oriental grocery, Kam Sam. Trip planner never says so. Little brother still insists that 3A, which loops around and comes once an hour, is still better. Nope.

Delli-can-drive countdown: 8 days

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Live from New York City

Breaking news live from JMAG New York (9:21 pm)-A subway train apparently derailed near the 57th street/7th avenue Station in Midtown, New York. According to witnesses at 5:30 pm, an hour after the incident first began, police, fire, and ambulance vehicles swarmed the streets. The station serves the "yellow lines", N,Q,R,and W. According to the MTA, N and R services are disrupted through the area, north of the station on the sharp curve between 7th avenue and 59th (Central Park South) streets. Q service, which terminates south of the incident area, is not disrupted

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Time Flys When...

You have work to do, including Romeo and Juliet study, speech perfection, Barry prize submission, and JMAG.

So therefore, I am an internet cop looking out for the big, bad Mike Higgins Blog when it comes down my street. When will it come? Soon.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Yaw's Post

Yaw Oteng-Agi
Pong hunting on Savanna
Gotta take it all

There is a myth that Yaw hunts animals on the African Savanna in his free time, with his bare hands. This is unverified, but he's cool, even if he doesn't. So here are a few of our favorite quotes of him:"I want that". People say he's not quite American, but that's totally American. Americans want it, whatever it may be, and Yaw simply sums it up. If he doesn't wrestle zebras and lions, he wrestles big men, and win. Never thought anyone who said "I want it" wasn't that smart, think again. He's on the honor roll, and that's Yaw for you.

But Delli can't avoid having another paragraph. Three things- He is one on the top 10 French placers on the National French Exam in the area (including the French Embassy kids), and got a no-RSVP necessary invitation to his awards ceremony. And, he makes great videos on his ipolomac43 account. Five of them, and some of them are superb, including the hilarious Dancing Christmas Tree, as well as the spectacularly synchronized film, Me and My Friends Being Filmed by Chopper 4, Not many people get to use helicopters in their cinematography.

Delli-can-drive countdown: 11 days

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Mission Accomplished

Safeway at Watergates
Starburst, base price $.90, up from $.80 last week
Store-brand yogurt, base price $.60, up from $.50 last week

So...if Jangoo staff don't get up to the 34th street Safeway (where prices are noticeably lower), Jangoo soon won't be able to afford the $.75 fair sales price, which I suppose has been standard for at least the past 10 years, and probably for much longer, and that makes me sad.

Delli-can-drive countdown: 12 days

PS: Call me what you want, but I'm not a candy seller, at least I don't think.