Saturday, February 28, 2009

Back to Work...

Yep, my weekend is over. This is my Monday for everyone out there, this is your Saturday Night and you are probably hooping it up somewhere and having a(hopefully) good time.

Why come here and be like this rather than my chipper usual self? be perfectly honest...I got a new computer that I really want to set up and re-do for my own. The specs are pretty much exactly the same as my current one and was catch this: 269 dollars!

That was a deal I couldnt pass up and the best news? Its a full size computer case! Meaning I can upgrade it as I see fit, making all kinds of changes to it. It makes me happy, though I think I should have gotten a Netbook, since I could take it anywhere...

I finally got in contact with my good friend again...and we are currently in discussion of doing a Cosplay together, me being Link from Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and her as Sheik from the same game. I gotta make a sacrifice for it get the look just right...I require to shave my goatee.

Am I saddened by this? Yes. However, it wont happen for a solid 6 months or so that's the trade off right now...but I really want this to look good. Ive been running around on the Interweb looking at all kinds of photos and line art and other people's costumes. I can do it. I will do it. Stay tuned for everything that comes with this.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Getting it all together....

SO, I started to look around at the University of Calgary website today, trying to find a contact page so I can get in touch with some of the counselors but alas, nothing! My connection crapped out on me and I wasnt able to get anything.

And to send stuff from Lane(my previous school) I have to know the address of the person at the UofC to send it to! So I checked on the bus schedule thanks to Google Maps but found out that it takes around an hour to get down there. And its 4 o'clock. I would get there and they would be closed...Sometimes I really wonder if its not better to just start from scratch and fresh on my college stuff...

What am I thinking? I poured 3+ years into college and to just throw it away...Ill admit, I didn't exactly do my best there in college but still, its silly to go through all of these hoops to get a degree, first there is the cost, and then attending classes and putting up with your annoying peers, rude teachers and all the bulls

Sorry. I let my fingers connect to my brain for a little too long. But you get the point. Maybe getting my A+ Certification would be the best route, now if I can get a hold of a recent publication on that topic, then it would be great, then leave 7-11 and get a job with normal hours like 9-5. Now I gotta find a book store, hopefully it will be close by and will have the literature I need.

Friday, February 20, 2009


So I found out that I can make a ringtone on my iPhone, taking a 15 second clip of one of my songs and plugging it back into my phone under the ring tone section.

I wouldnt have a problem if it was quick and easy to do with spectacular results. This is the main reason why: Apple wants you to pay an extra dollar for that 15 second clip of the song. If I bought the song, shouldnt I be able to make ringtones free of charge? Since I did already pay the dollar to have the song in the first place?

This is one of the things that I shake my head and place my hand on my face in a face-palm. Seriously, I think Apple is ripping people off by saying, "oh yeah, you can download any song for a dollar. OH and by the way, if you want to make a short ring tone, pay us another dollar." If I was going to put custom ringtones, I would do something....rather...'unethical' in some minds and jailbreak my iPhone and make my own ring tones.

Apple is not getting my dollar for a 15 second clip of a song.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Delayed notes...

But always follow up! Thats my policy. Anyway, about the dance: I had a great time, even though the live band didnt really play much slow music at all. If I remember correctly they played one slow song the entire night. I saw most of them dancing and saw some friends of mine from the New Years dance and then they kinda disappeared but I went and found them. They had brought their iPod and a speaker and were jamming out in the basement of the church.

Of course I joined in, since I was about done listening to the live band play something from the 60s again. I met two new friends down there and one is TOTALLY into video games and Alt music and they all get together and jam out with Rock Band or Guitar Hero! I was in bliss down there with my friends, and one of the girls even got my number.

At around midnight we decided we were all hungry and we piled into a car and started driving down the street looking for a Denny's. What we found was Boston Pizza instead,(Mental Note: They make AMAZING pizza, if you ever come to Canada, have Boston Pizza!) and had delicious food. We stayed there until they closed, which was around 2:30AM and we decided to go our separate ways and head home. So I made friends who are into the same things I am!

I am thinking about looking for a different job or maybe switch my hours. I work at night and sleep during the day. Its not so great to meet up with friends who has the exact opposite schedule. Only problem is that unless I can get my A+ computer certification, I dont think any computer selling store will hire me. Plus I need to get on the ball and find out about my college credits and if they transfer up here or not. Still lots to do yet, but I think after I pass my A+ things should go really well for me.

Now I just need to get the book and study it until my brain turns to mush and oozes out my ears.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Going out?

Yep, I gotta get ready for the 'Sweetheart Dance' that is happening around 9:30 tonight so...they said for me to get a date...but I really dont know anyone outside of work so I think I am OK to go stag. Right?

Ive done it in the past without any major issues but the thing that weighs on my mind is the face that its a sweetheart dance and the majority of people who will be there will be paired with their significant others/newlyweds or that kind of thing. Leaving me usually in the corner, sipping on some punch. Dont get me wrong, I really like to bust a groove on the dance floor but trying to find a pretty lady to dance with...thats a whole 'nother story.

Also since its my Saturday night(gotta be at work tomorrow) I might as well make it the best one I can right? I mean, Im going there to have fun and dance the night away, sure I may feel out of place but still; Im out there having fun.

Though sometimes I feel I need a vacation. Like a really long cruise or perhaps going to my mom's place and seeing what California is like. I dont know, but I really think I need one soon. It kind of helps that the schedule is going to be the same for the rest of the duration that I work there so it can help me plan for things. Only problem is the schedule is planned out for two months at a time. I would have to wait roughly three months before I saw a vacation come my way.

But its not the time for that: Ive got to get ready! Its already past 8PM and I like to get myself spiffy clean for the ladies.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Another one!?

Fill this out about your Senior Year! The longer ago it was, the more fun the answers will be!! Thought you all who knew me back then might get a laugh out of some memories! Share yours!
Tag friends who you want to share HS experiences with.

1. Did you date someone from your school?
Yes I did!

2. Did you marry someone from your high school?
Nope, Im not married, yet.

3. Did you car pool to school?
I rode my bike to school until I got my first car.

4. What kind of car did you have?
a 1985 Buick Park Avenue, or 'The Boat' then a 1995 Ford Taurus.

5. What kind of car do you have now?
None, if I need to go anywhere, I walk or take the bus.

6. It's Friday 2003 where are you?
Probably visiting my best friend, and staying over until 4 or 5 AM.

7. It is Friday night 2009...where are you?
At home, or at a dance, but not much else.

8. What kind of job did you have in high school?
I was working at Arby's on the weekends.

9. What kind of job do you do now?
7-11 Night crew. I get free Slurpees!

10. Were you a party animal?
Not I.

11. Were you considered a flirt?
No. I dont think so...

12. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?
Even being in a school for performing arts, nope.

13. Were you a nerd?
*raises hand* Yes

14. Did you get suspended or expelled?

15. Can you sing the fight song?
Nope, I couldnt even remember it when we had our graduation.

16. Who was/were your favorite teacher(s)?
Mrs. Hall. She was awesome, and probably Mr. Duston. He made American History interesting for me.

17. Where did you sit during lunch?
Inside at Star Wars Club

18. What was your school's full name?
Tuacahn Highschool for the Performing Arts

19. When did you graduate?

20.What was your school mascot?
the Titan

21. If you could go back and do it again, would you?
Sure! Those were good times.

22. Did you have fun at Prom?
Uh...not really. I didnt even dance with my date.

23. Do you still talk to the person you went to Prom with?

24. Are you planning on going to your next reunion?
If lots of people show up and I can get time off, sure.

25. Do you still talk to people from school?
Uh...not really.

26. Who do you talk to the most from high school?
Im just getting in touch with lots of them, so I dont know yet.

27. Did anybody famous graduate with you?
Im still waiting for that one...

28. Did anything tragic happen to anyone in your Senior class?
unfortunately yes. We lost someone far too early! Jenna baby you are loved!

29. What's your best memory of high school?
Probably doing the second Star Wars Club video. That was a blast, but got me in trouble on multiple occasions.

30. Do you still live in your hometown?
I live in my hometown now.

31. What did you do the night of graduation to celebrate?
We had a 'senior night' with a cool blow up gym thing and then to the pool, which was FREEZING cold and had pizza and then went back to the school.

Tagged again?

Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.

1. I live in Calgary and was born here.

2. I still chomp on my finger-nails, even though I quit for two weeks once.

3. I one day REALLY REALLY want to be a real Voice Actor and work on something major like a movie or cool Anime.

4. I love when the snow falls and it looks like diamonds falling from the sky...

5. Ive always felt 'out of place' no matter where I go, work, school and sometimes even Anime conventions.

6. I eat salad without dressing on it.

7. I can remember things from my early childhood but some parts are a little fuzzy.

8. I used to put my feet behind my head. Im not that flexible anymore.

9. I say I dont really have stress; but its a total lie: my hair is turning gray with each passing day...

10. I was born a whole month early, I was due in April, but came out early and had to be in an incubator for a while, I cant remember how long though...

10. Ive been in 4 car accidents, two major, two minor.

12. My mother came up with my name in a dream, she was holding me in her arms and a woman came to her and asked for my name and she looked at me and said, "Tyson J Hicks"

13. I have red facial hair from my grandfather, while the hair on my head is brown.

14. I dont sleep a night. I usually just stay awake.

15. My memory is horrendous. I cant remember what I did a few days ago, let alone what I said.

16. I feel as though I am important, not just to myself but on a global scale, where my actions are affecting the outcome of the entire planet, and perhaps the universe itself.

17. Even though I love learning, I hate doing it in a classroom, I would rather be there myself, taking it all in.

18. I am more of a cat person than a dog, but they still come up and want to be petted by me.

19. My goals are kind of simple right now: finish college! Afterwards, I have no clue.

20. I am the perfect traveler: I dont get sea-sick, air-sick or car-sick.

21. I almost constantly create scenarios in my mind that are not real, but when I recall them, sometimes they come back as memories.

22. My feet are smaller than most guys. I wear an 8 and 1/2. Triple wide though.

23. I am shorter than most guys my age. I hate looking up to them when I am having a conversation.

24. Despite what I say, I am not too great at looking after my money.

25. Last but not least, I would much rather be traveling all over rather than staying in one spot and trying to make some money.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Just when...

I stop looking for work, I get all kinds of phone calls offering me a
job. The movie theaters called me, co-op called, and another one that
escapes me at the moment. I'm just writing to update you all on my
status, my body has finally adjusted to the day/night swap and I am
doing much better sleeping in the day.

I'm currently on break at work so I got to make this fairly short,
well goodnight to most of you happy people, and good afternoon to
those doing grave-yard.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


So. My sister tagged me and now Ive got to post the 6th picture in my 6th folder. Well...I did'nt have six pictures in there so I pulled this one out of the bag. This was when we were driving back from Flo-Town I was in the car with my sister and her husband and they happened to have a camera. I cant remember why we were there in Florence, I think we were eating over at my dad's place but anyway. They started getting a little camera happy and took pictures of each other and then turned their sights on me. This was the result.

It was fun, we had a good time driving back to Eugene. On a completely different note, I picked up the Ocarina app for my iPhone and I can already play the Song of Time from Legend of Zelda! For those not aware, I will show a Youtube video of the song...hold on. and I sound like that when I play sometimes, but I LOVE it.

Friday, February 6, 2009

...I need some windex...

So its been around a solid month since Ive had my iPhone and I have searched high and low in this house and the one thing I need but cant find? Windex. Also I ran out of milk today so Ive got to make a trip when I wake up and get some and do a little house cleaning also for my grandmother. Especially my room. Jackets on the floor, small electronics, etc, etc.

I met up with my other grandmother and we had a nice long chat about me and her and the rest of my family on my mothers side. It was good to catch up, since the majority of the time she is on vacation; I dont really know how she manages with her pension but I guess that shows how manageable she is with money huh?

Not much from my corner of the world, just blowing cold. Not snow thankfully.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My computer is in working order!

Yep, I finally broke down and bought a monitor, and keyboard for it. I know, I know, spending money is bad and blah, blah, blah. I was just getting a little tired of using my grandmothers computer all the time.

Besides, I got a really good deal on the monitor anyway: I was going to get a 19' wide-screen for 199$ but they just put the sale into the computers so instead I got a 20' wide-screen for 169$. Talk about a good bargain huh? An inch more and 30 dollars less, how sweet is that?

Sad thing is, since my computer has been out of commission for so long, its taking a really long time for it to 'wake up' from its long slumber. Also Im getting used to this new keyboard. The keys feel a little rough, but I think within a few months or so that will be all gone. Hopefully.