Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy All Hallows Eve!

Here are our pumpkins. The one on the left is mine, which Kayleen and Jessie named Charlie. It actually fits if you have seen this youtube clip. (What with his buck teeth. They look more vampire-ish in the picture but they were supposed to be buck teeth. Since these were made last week, he actually has no teeth at all now.)

And here is my Halloween costume. I'm dressed up as Pat, and Pat is dressing up as me.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Politics. I can't wait until they are over!

Well, there are 6 days until we elect a new president of the United States of America. I don't how it's possible but the democrats keep getting a candidate that I'm more afraid of than the last election. I find myself wishing that Kerry was the nominee instead of Obama. The more I hear about Obama, the more I'm afraid of him. I guess the biggest reasons as to why I will never vote for this scary guy are:
  1. His views on abortion. How he has no respect for the human life. He is the most radical polititcian when it comes to this issue.
  2. His socialistic views. Marxism didn't work in Europe, but using his logic I guess it should then work here, right?
  3. His picks for advisers. Watch the video here. It talks about the CEOs of Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac and how the are linked to Obama.
  4. His relations to radicals. Ayers and his pastor. You can use whatever adage you want, birds of a feather flock together or that you are the company you keep.
It's late now, so I guess I'll leave my list at 4. If someone thinks that they can change my mind, don't bother unless Obama relents on the abortion issue. Abortion is murder, no matter how you try to look at it. You can try to say that woman who are in danger of losing their lives should be allowed. Well, that should be allowed to be looked to in a its own case, but the truth is that by far, most abortions are not done to save the life of the mother. It is done so that the parents don't have to take care of a child. I believe in a choice of having children, but once you have sex with someone and a child is concieved, that choice has been clearly made.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Christmas list ideas

I know Christmas is still 2 months and 8 days away, but I was at a store and they already have the fake Christmas trees up with quite a few aisles already stocked with Christmas items. Normally I wouldn't start thinking about Christmas shopping but today I heard about the best Christmas present EVER! (Steak may try to find something, but this is at least a top ten idea.) What could be better than an exercise DVD to learn Judo? Maybe an exercise DVD teaching you Judo by the one and only Vladimir Putin! I'm not sure if it's available in the US, so people may need to wait. You could just give your loved one an IOU one Vladamir Putin Judo DVD. It will truly make anyone's Christmas a special Christmas.

In case you missed it, I did at least, here is John McCain at the Al Smith dinner.

Also, in xkcd today, they came really close to getting Kayleen down. Her morning routine is 1, 3, 2.

Also, Ryan got the riddle correct. The way I answered was basically the same, but I wasted more power by turning on two lights, waiting some amount of time then turning one off.

I had a phone interview with a company yesterday and they asked me this question, let's say you have an array of n numbers. In the array of numbers, you have all the numbers from 1 to n-1 in the array plus one number is repeated. How would you find the number that is repeated? An example of what an array of numbers would look like, if you had an array of 10, the array could look like this.
[1, 6, 3, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 5, 2]
So the answer here would be two.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My baby likes...

Recently Kayleen has been worried about Louisa because the last few days she has not been kicking as much as she had been before. She was starting to worry, like any other soon-to-be mother I would imagine. But last night I was programming and I started playing some music. I started playing a song by Carrie Underwood called American Girl, Kayleen likes that song, especially since we are having a girl, and Louisa started kicking like crazy again. I guess she is a big Carrie Underwood fan, just like her grandma.

Also, on Wednesday, xkcd had this cartoon.
I found it especially funny because I was trying to play an episode I had bought on iTunes and apparently I had already selected the 5 machines to run my shows on. That was a little frustrating. I guess I should think about the lesson of the cartoon.

To end this entry, I'll ask a riddle. Lets say that there is a hallway. You are at one end of the hallway with three light switches. Each switch goes to a light bulb in a room at the other end of the hallway. You need to find out which switch goes to which bulb. You can flip the light switches on and off as much as you want, but you can't see the light from the bulbs coming from the room. Also, you can only go into the room once. I'll give you the answer later.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Is this the most important issue to get passed?

In Washington State, voters are going to be voting on I-1000, the death with dignity initiative. I am shocked that with everything in the world, that helping people to commit suicide is something that ever needs to be voted on. Life is a precious thing and man should not be in charge of helping another man end his life. It is suicide, plain and simple. These are some videos that I found that talk about the dangers of passing I-1000. One point that they make, that I think is a good point is that in the initiative they have a cut off of 6 months for people to be able to choose to legally commit suicide. The thing is that why is it 6 months? Why not 3 months so that doctors could be more sure or 9 months so that people don't need to suffer? There doesn't seem to be a scientific reason for 6 months other than it was a random decision. Who is to say that these regulations will stay into effect for long? This thing seems like it could snowball out of control very easily.

Monday, October 13, 2008

I haven't posted in how long?!??!

Well, I went to a job fair here at the university last week, and got some promising leads. The only problem was that a lot of the companies I talked to were located in Idaho. I was hoping to live a little closer to where I grew up. On the bright side, living in Idaho is much cheaper than living in Washington. The best thing about the job fair was the SWAG!!!

I was a little surprised by White pages though. They gave me drum sticks. The guy I talked to had a bunch of stuff and I never said anything to lead him to believe that I could play the drums but he said "Wait here for a sec" and went behind the table and grabbed them. I guess I could take up the drums and I wouldn't have to buy myself a set of sticks. I now just bang them on random things to annoy Kayleen. I think she secretly loves them and just pretends to get annoyed.

Real player had some nice stuff but Gentax gave me a yoyo that lights up! I don't think I will work for them because they would require me to live all over the country, but the yo yo was really cool. It lights up when you yoyo it, so it was worth my time to talk to them.

I do have a phone interview coming up, so any prayers would be gratefully appreciated.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Lazy Sunday

Well, I've been trying to keep up my blog, but it continues to be a hassle to get the internet and to think of things to blog about. Unfortunately for me, I'm probably going to go through my blogging ideas rather quickly. The good news is that I have a test coming up this week and two more the following week, so I should be able to think of quite a few things to blog about to to keep me distracted from studying.

Well, seeing as it is football Sunday, the Seahawks played today against Bridget's Giant's. Well, the Seahawks showed up, but they didn't play a very good game. Congratulations for your Giant's win Bridget. I'm just going to block out this game, or maybe even this who Seahawk season and think of the glory season where the super bowl was stolen from us. (I tend to hold grudges and I will not root for the Steelers still, even though you could argue that I should just be upset with the refs.)

We also went to a country swing dance last night!!!

Pat surprised me with a picture. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.)

Pat actually smiled!!! I think it was because he got to feed his constant need for power by being able to control the play list for the dance. I was hoping to be able to do it but people thought the three hours of the hamster dance would not be as awesome as I thought it would be.

Well, on the baby front, Louisa has been kicking mama more and more. Kayleen doesn't mind it when she kicks her, but anyone else does it and she throws a fit. I personally think that she has a double standard. Also, she can discipline her later after she is born. Discipline being making her take out the trash and cleaning the house. I'll suggest that we wait till she is older because when she is older, we will be able to get better work out of her.

But, back to the kicking, I haven't been able to feel a lot of them, but I have felt a few of the kicks. Kayleen says that she thinks they are still kind of shallow kicks, so I'll have to wait another month or so before the kicks will be easier to feel. (For other people to feell that is.)