Monday, December 25, 2006

video games

Video Games

12/25/06

A few days ago I decided to start playing this game by the name of Jade Empire, which I have had on my xbox for quite some time. It was made by the same developer that created KOTOR, (Knights of the Old Republic) so I was pretty sure that it was going to be an enjoyable game. But I was wrong: it is fantastic! After not seriously playing video games for many, many months, gaming like crazy has come like a breath of fresh air! On Saturday I also purchased 2 games that I have been meaning to get for a while, so I think I may be playing video games again! That is what I spent almost all of today doing.

Friday, December 15, 2006

more 360s

More 360s

12/15/06

So tonight was Bruce Mound's opening day! (Even though it was an evening.) It was truly amazing! I loved it! MM, I love skiing!

Among other things I nailed about 15 or so excellent 360s. It was awesome! I seemed to have them almost totally dialed. It was just a blast to be able to step up and spin, even if it was on a little kicker! Ah yeah, the opening day was, I think, a success! I loved it.

But now it is very late and I am very tired. I just felt as if I had to write something about my 360ness. Goodnight.

Friday, December 8, 2006

Mud, Blood, Time :: Old Randomer :: Fiction

Mud, Blood, and Time

By Goo.

A rustling in the underbrush caused Alfred Regani’s hands to freeze in midair. He had been fidgeting in his tree stand more than usual today. Fred had not seen a single deer all season, and it was already Friday. The rustling noise kept coming closer and closer. Fred felt his heart speed up as adrenaline began to course through his veins. “Come on, just a little closer... just don’t be a fawn. Be a big ‘ole buck, c’mon... big rack; or at least big-bodied doe. Heck, I just want something to shoot at!” he muttered under his breath as the noise approached an opening in the forest. The lighting in the forest was very dim due to the sky being crowded with large, gray clouds; but Fred was still able to spot the monstrous buck as it emerged from the undergrowth. “Now that thing has horns!” Fred thought as he quietly shouldered his gun and laid the crosshairs right on the kill zone.

“Baboomm!” The report of the rifle desecrated the silence of the forest. The buck turned and dashed off towards the swamp. Alfred kept his scope trained on the fleeing animal, and noted that its tail was down and that it was not running well. He had definitely hit it. Fred got out of his tree stand and walked over to where the deer had been standing and anxiously began looking for blood. Sure enough, among the crisp, brown leaves carpeting the ground there was a small pool of blood right where it had stood when Fred pulled the trigger. A little further along there was a drop of blood. And then he found another, and another. He set off, following the blood trail that led straight to the gloomy swamp.

After tracking the trophy deer all the way across the swamp, he finally found it. After examining the enormous rack, Fred got down to business and began to gut it out. As he rolled the steaming entrails out of the dead body, he remembered why he never really enjoyed hunting. The rush of adrenaline right before he took the shot was incredible, but after the fact it was not so fun. Fred tied the drag rope around its bloody neck, but before he began his lengthy trek home he stopped and surveyed the terrain he would be traversing. The majority of the bog was covered in a shoulder-high grass which was brittle to the touch and brown in color. A small, scrawny tree clung to every mound of earth large enough to rise above the level of the water. As for the murky water itself, it was not yet cold enough to have frozen over; yet it was cold enough to chill to the bone. Tracking the deer across the swamp had not been much of a problem as Fred had been able to stick to high ground. But on the way back, he knew that the only route wide enough to drag a deer through would be straight through all the water.

His first step landed him in a mud hole that took him three minutes to crawl out of. The next step was hauntingly familiar. Fred agonizingly crawled across the swamp, swatting brush out of his way and trudging through knee deep water. Every several yards, he had to stop to recover from the sheer exhaustion that gripped him before he could even think of moving on.

“Why am I doing this?” he wondered. “How pointless is this? What does a deer really matter in the grand scheme of things, even if it is a twenty point buck? Really, what does it even mean for the here and now for that matter? Not a whole lot! What could I be doing instead of this? I could be at home, clean and warm, reading a book and enjoying the days off of school instead of staggering through a swamp, covered in mud, and freezing my butt off!” Unlike his slow rate of travel induced by the dead weight of the deer, Fred’s mind was racing. “Really, I don’t even enjoy deer hunting. Sure, shooting guns is fun, and killing a deer is even more fun. But everything else, everything else is just horrible. I really just wish I was skiing right now. MM, ah, for the love of snow! What is it that really matters to me? Well let’s see: God is first and foremost, He’s most important. And then comes skiing! Oh yeah, I wisssshhhh I was skiing! Either that or mountainboarding or mountainbiking. Something interesting. Something that isn’t as horrible as dragging a deer through this puke-hole of a swamp!”

He tripped over a small hillock and landed face-first in the trough of water that he was following. The intense physical exertion and the smell of the rotting vegetation in the bog were almost too much for him to handle. He fought to keep his breakfast down while slowly clambering to his feet. After mulling it over, Fred made his decision. “Well, I’ve made up my mind. I’m done hunting. I’m moving to Colorado, and every year when hunting season comes around, I’m just going to go skiing! The payouts from hunting are just not worth the effort. I am finished!” Having resolved his dilemma, Fred turned his mind to his physical battle. On he fought, determined to make it home with his kill, even though it really was not worth it to him. Finally, after an hour of waging war with the watery wasteland, he stumbled onto dry land. He was home free.

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Monday, November 27, 2006

The Advent of Winter

The Advent of Winter

By Goo

Written 11/27/06

I have a hard time summing up in words what the advent of the ski season really means to me. Right now it feels as if I'm just killing time: everything I do is just a way to distract myself as the days slip away and December swings into view.

So when it finally hit me that this Friday is the 1st of December, my brain just seemed to reel because... I'm not ready! I've got to get something in the way of ski pants lined up, and I need to get my skis tuned.

For a while those things loomed in my subconscious like big nasty monsters which wouldn't let me ski until I had dealt with them, but as I analyzed these problems they no longer seem quite so threatening.

Problem #1:
No ski pants.
Simple solution:
My mom has drawers bursting with wind-pants. All I really need to do is go up to her and say "Hey Mom, do you have something I could use for ski pants?" As long as I'm skiing I don't really give a crap what I look like.

Problem #2:
Skis not tuned.
Simple solution:
Do nothing. In seasons past I have done early-season skiing without getting my skis tuned since the previous season. They'll get attended to in the near future; there's no reason to fret.

Now all we need is some cold weather so they can make some snow! Some snow... my kingdom for some snow!

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Friday, November 24, 2006

what should i do with my life?

I am so un-creative. Not creative. Not creative at all. See, Randomer just lies there dormant, (mainly because the website is down) and It is just ready and waiting to display something intensely interesting. But since I am so unutterably lame and have spent the last three days hunting, watching Battlestar Galactica, and reading Dragonsblood, I have absolutely nothing to post there (even if I could.) This fantastically un-creative un-intensely un-interesting blog post will most likely get posted once the server gets back online (when my fam. gets home and powercycles the modem.) But on that note I have overcome the obstacle of not being able to post updates from places other than the computer that Randomer is hosted on with a neat little FTP server. So if anyone needs to uplaod something to a random FTP site for some reason, I've got one.

Time to start a new paragraph. Well what do you want me to say? It just needed to be done. I couldn't continue to ramble aimlessly in the same paragraph, I just had to start a new one so that this rediculousness appears more organized.

(SEE! This (see above) is proof I am not and never could be a writer.)

Which brings up the problem of what I should do with my life. So I ask you: what should I do with my life? Yeah, I don't know either. I know I have to figure it out for myself, buy I was just wondering if you had any input.

Thanks much.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

brown is down

Brown is Down.

Well I finally got my deer: it was a pretty nice sized doe. The preasure is off for the rest of the week. I bagged my deer, now I can relax a bit more. Of course, my dad and I still have 4 tags to fill so we have plenty of shooting left to do. But now the pressure's off.

What else? There isn't much more.

Monday, November 20, 2006

arrowhead

A lot has happened since I have taken the time to sit down and write anything. I have finally legally become an adult. I spent a weekend at Arrowhead Bible Camp washing dishes. I watched the whole first season of Alias in under a week. It is currently gun deer season. A lot is going down.

I have been feeling entirely way too overwhelmed to do anything much creatively Randomer related. The website has moved (incase you didn't notice), and some other behind-the-scenes stuff has taken place that may help in the long run.

I have been having the inklings of a good many deep thoughts recently, but I have been so busy and worn out and sick that I haven't had much time to pay attention to them. I promise that sometime in the near future some interesting sort of writing will appear on Randomer. But until that time, check out the archives, or read a good book. I actually just started a book (the first one that I've started on my own since the onset of the school year.) It is pretty good thus far.

Cheerio.

Sunday, November 5, 2006

FAQ in Disguise

F.A.Q. in Disguise

By Goo

Q: What is Randomer?

A: Randomer is a website where I publish my writings, videos, and photographs as well as those of others who wish to contribute. It is basically an outlet for all of my creative energies.

Q: Why the name "Randomer?"

A: All the websites that I have worked on prior to this one have always had a specific topic, and I always wanted to add other nonrelated stuff. Now this website, this website is so random that it's Randomer. It's perfect!

Q: What is Randomer about?

A: Have you not been paying attention? randomer is about absolutely anything and everything! That's what makes it so great!

Q: Why is it designed with frames?

A: Please see one of my first articles ever: "Why Frames?"

Q: What can I do to get involved with Randomer?

A: There are a whole load of ways that you can get involved:
1. Be sure to get on the monthly email update list by emailing me athalogods@hotmail.com
2. You can post whatever you want on the message board: comments on articles; your own writings; links to your videos, pictures, blog, myspace, or website; or post absolutely anything else you want.
3. You can also email me one of your writings or pictures or videos for publication as an official Randomer article. I haven't turned anyone down yet!
4. Visit the Link to Us page and spread some of the banners around.
5. Just read some articles, and enjoy!

Q: Why is the title of this article: "F.A.Q. in Disguise?"

A: Because these aren't actually frequently asked questions. I don't usually get asked questions, so I'm making up questions that I might possibly get asked, and then answering them. Actually, I'm constantly doing things like this in my head. For instance, I'll imagine a situation that I might find myself in, and I'll work it all out in my head: what I'll say, what I'll do, how the other parties will react, and so on and so forth. In reality, those circumstance don't often end up playing out half as well as I imagined they would. But every now and then, something turns out better than expected. That's always a pleasent surprise.

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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Goo's Blog

Hey, I'm Goo

Goo's Blog

October 28th, 2006

Like a Locked Up Garden

Our youth group's fall retreat, the Fall Fantastico, just got over with. I calculated that I was down at the Grotto for 25 hours straight, and only about 6 or 7 of those hours were sleep. We did a whole lot of stuff.

We played loads of Halo and other xbox games, played hack, played foosball, played Settlers of Catan, played some more, watched a big long video series on relationship stuff and sex, and I am just out of energy. I think I'll sleep well tonight.

I thought I had something more profound to say. I think I'm just really stinking tired. I have a mahoosive english essay to write tomorrow, and that is going to be a pain.

October 24th, 2006

PS

I applied to UWSP today! Huzzah, I finally have a college application in!

I Love Snow!

A lot has been going on, and I have been super busy.

Items of note:

Yesterday was the first time that we had snow on the ground! It was there when I woke up, but then melted during the day. It pretty much snowed all day and night, but there wasn't much accumulation. But I am super pumped for skiing! Totally absolutely stoked! I am ready, very ready.... ready to go skiing.

Tonight, among other things I got to go and drive stick with Pastor Steve. It was only my 2nd time, but by the end of it I was doing pretty dang decent. I wish one of my parents had a car that I could practice on, but we don't. Its totally awesome that Pastor Steve has let me practice in their car. That was really cool.

What else? I have way too much homework. I'm sick of school blah blah, normal normal. Blehgarum.

October 22nd, 2006

Football

I should really be doing homework right now, but I'm too busy screwing around/talking to people on the internet.

Today we played football after church, and it was a whole lot of fun! All of my best friends were there, so it was a pretty good game. My team won for the first time, and I caught quite a few passes and didn't drop too many. It was pretty stinking good.

Other than that, the highlight of my weekend was drinking that thing of Sunny Delight last night. MM that was good! I'll have to buy another one tomorrow night. Nah, maybe not. Mountainboarding was sweet. Hm, I'm tired, even though it isn't very late.

October 21st, 2006

Sunny Delight

I drank a thing of Sunny Delight at work today. It was like 80% off, and I was like: "64 ounces for 99 cents? I can't turn that down!" So I drank the whole thing. That was awesome! Now THIS blog has something of substance in it! By the way, it was the Orange/Strawberry SunnyD, and I highly recommend it.

Before work I went skiing in my back yard, worked on a mountainboarding video, and actually went mountainboarding for the first time in like forever! It was great to get out and ride. I hit Sardine Hill, and I think I have finally conquered it. I only fell like once, so I pretty much dominated that hill. I have conquered! Woot woot!

I really can't wait to go skiing. Skiing is my life, and I'm living a lie at the moment... because I haven't skied in about 6 months! GAR! I need some snow, yo!

PS I've been peeing like crazy from that Sunny D.

October 20th, 2006

Skateboarding

Well I just got home a bit ago from the Plumbline hayride/bonfire. It was interesting, to say the least. Pretty decent overall.

Afterwards I ended up going to the skatepark and actually skateboarding in the skatepark for the first time ever! It was pretty fun. I could roll in right off the bat, and I learned how to drop in on a small lip. I haven't dropped in on a quarter pipe yet... maybe next time. But yeah that was a load of fun!

I'm hoping to go mountainboarding tomorrow morning before work. We'll see how that all pans out.

This is a lame blog. My blogs are lame. I am not in a writing mood.

October 19th, 2006

No time

OK I really have to make this fast because it is late. Anyhow lately I have been really busy with an insane amount of school work, work, and trying to keep up with everything else. I'm getting really slack at writing, and it stinks. Pretty much all the writing I've been doing has been for Advanced Composition and college applications. Gar, college applications! I don't like college applications. Talk about a pain in the butt!

Right now I'm listening to an Earth Crisis (RIP) greatest hits cd, its pretty stinking awesome. The only time I had ever really heard Earth Crisis was this one song called "Slither" on Down and Dirty, and so one day I was at a used game store looking through the music and I was like "Hey, its Earth Crisis! I've totally been looking for that cd!" So I picked it up. Its pretty sweet. Like 90's metal/hardcore type stuff. Sweet sweet. Not much swearing, its pretty decent. Yeah I like it.

What else? I'm tired. I should be sleeping. We have prayer group early tomorrow morning. I've had no time to do anything. Like today. Go to school, work my bum off like mad all day at school trying to get my rough draft for my persuasive essay written. After school, 5 hours of work. I get home, and then I have calculus homework to do. Isn't that sick? No time... absolutely none!

Hmm other nastiness. Its that time of year again where I get totally pissed off at school and everything else, and all I want to do is ski but I can't go skiing because there isn't any snow, and the weather is nasty so when I don't work I can't go mountainboarding, and every day its nice it seems like I have to work... and did I mention I want to go skiing?

Yeah, I really really want to go skiing. Snow is in the air: I can feel it! I am so ready to start hitting the slopes, you have no freaking idea! (Unless you know me well)

Slither!

Yeah slither just started. My favorite song on this album (the song I bought it for). My 2nd fav is "Killing Brain Cells".

I love messing up punc.tu.-ation. Mr worachek can't take off points now, can he?? ha WOOT!!

My blogs are so random. I hope you don't get lost on your way to the end.

"From the beginning we search for the end, from the beginning once again." thats a Subseven (RIP) quote.

Goodnight.

October 17th, 2006

About the hockey game that I went to... sort of.

October 13th, 2006

Totally Sucky

It is just about halfway through our four day weekend, and I really haven't done much at all. Thursday I went with my fam to Marshfield, and worked for 5 hours. After workI got in on some settlers of Catan action. Sweet.

Today, I played a whole lot of Settlers of Catan, changed my oil (in the sweet car that you can see in the blog from 2 days ago) and did homework this evening. I also watched 1 VS 100, and that was pretty entertaining. Dang, I'm watching way too much TV lately. I'm turning into a lazy bum.

How totally sucky is this blog? I think in like an hour I'll try to write something cool.

October 11th, 2006

This Just in

I just did one of those random quiz things on "what extreme sport should you try?" totally expecting it to be lame, but i have totally wanted to try base jumping for a while now!

You Should Try Base Jumping

One of the most dangerous extreme sports

Illegal, potentially legal - but totally worth the risk

PS I think it meant "potentially lethal."

Blogging Time.

It is blogging time. Last night I went mountainbiking with a couple of fogies who consistently kick my butt... but it was a lot of fun. One of the old fogies, Dean, who got me into mountainbiking, gave me some tech tips that really helped a lot. That was pretty sweet, but now the hard part is remembering and applying them. But anywho, it was a great ride.

Tonight was pretty insane. It's Wednesday, so it's Plumbline night. Plus, we have a four day weekend coming up so there's no school tomorrow. So it was poker time. I was getting really tired, so I got really stupid... but I still didn't do too badly. Actually, I'm still tired now. I need some sleep. I'm hoping that I can sleep in tomorrow, but I doubt that my body will let me. Yeah.

Actually, I really have nothing, or am too lazy to come up with anything.

Actually, I just thought of a couple of things. I finally got some pictures taken of my car, so I'm going to throw those up in here:

Doesn't my car look good for having 185,000 miles on it?

Actually, I was just looking at them again, and you could see my license plate number in one of them, and since I'm not a complete idiot, I'm deleted it and will edit it before I post it again. You know, just to be on the safe side.

Good night!

P.S. Word for the night was "actually."

October 9th, 2006

Deal, or No Deal

So I just caught the tail end of a “Deal or No Deal” game, and the player got a $137,000 offer from the banker. The odds didn’t look too good, so I was like “take it.” But she didn’t. Then my dad and bro told me that she had gotten a $198,000 offer earlier, but had turned it down. And between the time she had gotten that offer and I started watching, she had knocked out both the $1,000,000 and $750,000 amounts. Anyhow, she didn’t take the $137K, and then knocked out one of the 2 big amounts. Next offer: $97K. Cases available were: the $300, $750, and $500,000. I was like “Hm, maybe take it, maybe not. One in 3 isn’t too bad... but I’m going to just start laughing my head off if she picks the 500 thousand.” And THEN: SHE PICKED THE $500,000! I just started cracking up! It was hilarious! OH MAN, I Loved it! That was great! My entertainment for the evening.

Anyhow onto other news. (But not like its really news.)

What else have I been up to? Saturday night I hung out at Al’s for like 5 hours. We played a couple games of Settlers in that time, and that was pretty fun. Actually that was really fun, I really had a blast. I don’t know if I should write this last part or not. But it didn’t look like Al was having much fun, he seemed like the kids were getting on his nerves. I admit, it was pretty crazy. But I had fun... and thats all that matters, right? No, I’m totally kidding!

Sunday was sweet, I didn’t get hurt playing football. That is definetly awesome. Oh yeah. Right. Now on to what I was going to say about Sunday:
If you really know me, you know that if I go for too long with out working out or doing something physical, I get really pissy and I feel really pent up and I just have to get out and do something.
Well anyhow, I’ve been trying to do some type of work out/physical activity every day that I don’t work (and some of the days that I do.)
So Sunday was sweet, because I got to run around playing touch football (or shove football) for 2 hours, and then I went home and lifted for a while. Yeah, it was pretty much totally awesome.

So tonight I went for a long bike ride, and I was contemplating lifting when I got home. I haven’t yet, but I did pretty much finish up the english essay that I’ve been stressing over for the past four days. Maybe I’ll lift, or maybe I’ll take it easy, go on the internet (and post this(I’m writing on my ancient laptop right now.)), or watch heroes. Horoes. Heroeses. Hercules. Hervest.>>> Haha. Woo randomness. This is getting to be like my journal right now, only more organized with capital letters and more on topic.

Can you believe that? More on topic? Yeah, you really need to read one of my rediculouuusly random journal entries.

Cheerio!!

October 7th, 2006

No Ninjas
Posted in the late afternoon.

Well, I'm thinking of writings something of real substance in here... but I really think it isn't going to happen. (I think I tend to start these out with well wayyy too much.) Anyhow, Thursday evening I went mountainboarding at Bruce Mound, and that was just a blast! Yeah I love mountainboarding. And then last night came around, and I thought I was going to have to caretake Snyder park, and the plan was that Dad was going to take Kaitlynn to camp. So I get home, lift for a while, and then right as they are about to leave for camp, he's like "Hey, do you want to drive Kaitlynn to camp tonight?"

So I ended up doing that. On the way up, I picked up two CD's at Best Buy: mewithoutYou's "Brother, Sister" and He is Legend's "Suck out the Poison. mewithoutYou's new album is totally awesome, but I'm still trying to decided if I like He is Legend's new one. It is really poppy, and his voice sounds really different. It sounds really... I can't really put my finger on it, but at times it sucks, (Ha, get it? Suck out the poison? It sucks!) and at times it rocks.... I'll have to make up my mind some time soon.

So yeah and like when I was going through Eau Claire, I was like "woa, I don't think I've ever been here before." My best guess is that the bypass thingy that they have been working on for ages was done (well, I know its done, I just think that is what I was on) and anyhow that was cool... it looks like a big city, like Duluth or the Twin Cities (not that Eau Claire isn't big.) Anyhow so then I was like "What's the speed limit?" and it was like 65, so I was pleasently surprised. On the way back I had my cruise set at 70 mph all the way through Eau Claire, and I didn't have to touch the pedals until I reached the I94 exit. Never thought I'd be able to do that... it was pretty awesome.

Ha I'm just looking at my "transition" to that paragraph and it reads "so yeah and like when." How sucky is that? Very very. Suck out the poison yo.

Back on topic. I ended up getting to hang out at Cody's for about an hour, so that was sweet.

And then today has been work so far. Tonight should be interesting, though, because Al invited me over for supper... and for a game of settlers.

Also, I would like to share this picture that I noticed on one of my friend's (an actual friend, not a "Myspace friend".)Myspace:

no ninjas allowed

But not like anyone is going to read this anyway (maybe on myspace, but not on Randomer.)

Idiots
Posted in the morning.

we look like idiots

Shmeges, AJ, and I all looking like idiots at the same time.

October 4th, 2006

Hey Bert

So tonight was Plumbline, and Plumbline is sweet. I was skateboarding afterwards, and it was so much fun! I was doing this sweet bert slide things, and they are just awesome. Its basically like powersliding on a mountainboard, only you don't have to really worry about controlling your slide, so yeah it was awesome!

I also got to shoot a marshmallow gun at some innocent bystanders, that was pretty swell.

I should be sleeping right now, but I'm not.

Hey, this blog is so trivial, it should be categorized as "blogging crapdom."

I washed my car today! It looks so sweet when it's all cleaned up. I did take some pictures, and got some pictures taken of me with it... so I will probably be posting one of those on my blog or on my myspace picture thingy. So huzzah!

Huzzah hurrah!

I went to a science club meeting this morning. That was pretty interesting.

I should really go and get some sleep. Good night everyone that isn't going to read this.

October 3rd, 2006

Blood is Cool

I'm sitting in the library during my study hall, and my Accounting 2 class started this stock market competition at wisconsinsms.com, and I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. Brent is explaining it to me, but I think that I'm just bad at it. Maybe if I'd done this before I would have a little bit more of a grasp of what is going on... but at the moment, I am pretty lost.

Hmm, its been a while since I've written a blog. What has happened since last time? Well, Sunday was football at church; that was pretty awesome, except for the part where I got a bloody nose on the last play. I guess that is kinda awesome anyway, though. I always felt out of the loop because I had never had a bloody nose... and now I know what it feels like, and I can say "Yes, I've had a bloody nose before." I also feel really out of the loop because I have never broken a bone before, but I really don't want to be in that loop. I am sure one day membership of the broken bone group will be forced on me, but I will try as hard as possible to remain an outsider.

Not much of significance has happened since then, but tonight I am going to my sister's Cross Country meet. Fun Fun.

September 30th, 2006

Crazy Racoons, Gut Piles, and Almost Dying.

I suppose I should catch up on my newly created blog. Click here to read about my Thursday night escapades.

So that was Thursday. Friday night I went to the homecoming football game. Neillsville dominated. Afterwards, I went over to the Dunham’s, and they taught me this sweet game called “Settlers of Catan.” I highly recommend it. I killed them my first time playing. I’m not entirely sure if the set me up to win or not, but I won by a big margin. Al made some sweet malts. MMM those were delish!

So today I went out to Snyder park to do caretaker stuff, and some camper said that there was a crazy racoon in the pit toilet. He took me to go check it out, and I didn’t hear or see anything. I think he’s crazy. It was probably his but making all the noise. There was also a hunter who didn’t register his campsite, but he wasn’t there so I couldn’t yell at him. But ok, get this: he gutted his deer right next to the campsite. Like RIGHT next to it. He better clean up that gut pile, because it was already stinking when I was there. But really, how would you clean one of those up? A scoop shovel, I suppose. I sure wouldn’t want to do it. Nastycore.

Anyhow, after that, I went mountainbiking out at Levis. That was sweet. I tried to descend Pile Driver, and I only feel twice. My first fall was like a perfect endo, and I landed smack on a rock with my head. It didn’t hurt, and I was like “Huh, good thing I was wearing my helmet,” and hopped on my bike and kept going. Later, I was thinking about the possible outcomes if I hadn’t been wearing my helmet:
Best case senario: I would be lying on the ground unconscious, bleeding, with a concussion.
Worst case senario: I would be dead.
That made me pause for a second. And it was true, too. Good thing I was wearing my helmet (I always wear my helmet when I mountainboard, mountainbike, ski, or snowboard.) So wear your helmet kids!

And then to finish off the day, I worked at IGA for six hours. Talk about fun.

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September 27th, 2006

Tonight was pretty much awesome. I got to vacum (sp?) out my car! Yeh son!

It did really need to get done, though. So I finally did it! I'm waiting to wash my car until after homecoming, though. You never know... someone might get some bright idea into their head, and decided to do some naughty things to Goo's car. (Lol as I was typing that, I accidentally hit p so it became Goop's Doesn't that look awesome? Goop. Don't start calling me that now!)

But Plumbline was sweet, sweet sweet sweet. Sweet Sweet. I'm loving Plumbline more than ever. And I'm loving being a senior!

Oh wait, I'm getting ahead of myself. There was something significant that happened before school ended, and that was See You At The Pole. I knew see you at the pole was going down, but I didn't know until Alan drove away that I (and Nathan and Kaitlynn and Brent) was supposed to (or were supposed to) anyhow he wasn't doing it. We were. So we had a little thing to follow, but it was almost better that we didn't know until like right then, because then at least I didn't get any jitters, so yeah it came, and went, and went well! So thank the Lord.

Now back to Plumbline. Lots of cool people showed up, fun games, pretty interesting message, pretty good hang out time afterward (except for the awkwardness which only a few of you know about) but the awkwardness remains anonymous. A Nanny Mouse. But Plumbline was uber sweet, and I made $24 an hour wearing a dress. It came out to a total of $2, but it was probably the easiest 2 dollars I have ever made! And, they didn't get a picture of me, so it never happened. Because, if anyone asks in the future, I will say that I just made this up, and I'm telling you this because I really did make it up so ha! Prove it! (But don't ask me to prove it didn't happen, because we learned in Advanced Science that proving the negative is almost impossible, or at least not feasible.) So yeah no proving the negative.

Did I write about wacky hair day yesterday? I think I forgot to mention it. Actually, I can't remember if I did or not, but I went to school with pigtails. Anyhow, my sister taught me how to put in a pony tail then, and I've got a pony tail in right now and its sweet. Feels different, like I don't have hair! (Except for the pulling at the nape of my neck.) (ha, you ape! Apetastic!)

I should be writing the rough draft for my essay of definition. Oh well, so much for that! Maybe I will right now.

Ha, I just started trying to write that essay, and it is waaay too late for that. I really just need to sleep, and do it tomorrow. It isn't that late yet, but I have been a very sleep deprived little child (jk on the little child) lately.

September 26th, 2006

Turkey for dinner, and other things.
Click here to read about my incident with a turkey today.

Well, in other news...

Went mountainboarding for a tad bit, but due to several factors such as a)riding same trails over and over b)riding by myself for the past (about) 3 months c)not bringing my most pertinent tool, I decided to go home after only about a half an hour and lift for a while. That was pretty fun, so I think I made the right decision.

I also had an interesting expierience early on in the day when I asked Mr. Worachek for some songs for morning music. If you have read some of the founding Randomer writings, then you know about me and Mr. Worachek. But I ended up getting some medieval songs to go along with the homecoming theme. I'll probably right a big thing about my expieriences with morning music some time soon. But for now, good night.

September 25th, 2006

1st Official Blog

School was pretty drab today. Lots of work, no play.

This evening, I did get to go mountainbiking for about an hour and a half; and it was amazing! I like sports. I like working out... its just a great feeling! Dad and I were going to lift weights yet this evening, but I don't think it is going to happen. I feel way too lazy for that.

Any how, back to mountainbiking. Right at the end of my ride, I just slammed my front tire into a big mud hole that I didn't really notice, and I just got coated with mud. Ok I confess, it really wasn't that bad, but I did get mud all over my shins when I wasn't expecting it.

I wonder how this blog thing is going to go. I don't know... I think Randomer will just degenerate into Goo's blog called Randomer, and I don't know that that's what I want. We shall see what we shall see.

fall fantastico

Our youth group's fall retreat, the Fall Fantastico, just got over with. I calculated that I was down at the Grotto for 25 hours straight, and only about 6 or 7 of those hours were sleep. We did a whole lot of stuff.

We played loads of Halo and other xbox games, played hack, played foosball, played Settlers of Catan, played some more, watched a big long video series on relationship stuff and sex, and I am just out of energy. I think I'll sleep well tonight.

I thought I had something more profound to say. I think I'm just really stinking tired. I have a mahoosive english essay to write tomorrow, and that is going to be a pain.

Friday, October 27, 2006

English Woes, and other Ramblings

English Woes, and other Ramblings.

By Goo

Written 10/27/06

I am so sick of English class. I have two English classes back to back 7th and 8th hours for all of first semester. First quarter is almost over, and it is really starting to tell. I can’t handle it. It is just too much English. My nerves are starting to get frayed, all I care about is skiing, and English is just getting to me. 7th and 8th hours are my worst hours, too, because all I am thinking about is getting out of school, and I cannot concentrate on English. I totally bombed the last essay in Advanced Composition, and I have to turn that short 500 word essay into about a 1500 word essay by Monday, and I haven’t added anything yet. And this weekend is the Fall Fantastico (yes!) and that will suck up all of my time tonight and tomorrow.

But really, doubling up on English is a bad idea. I really wanted (well not really really, but decided I should) take these 2 classes, and they are both only offered 1st semester.

Why am I not posting this as a blog? Well, it does have a central theme running through it; not just “um, I worked a lot today,” and because it is “Randomer.” Hey, I thought of a great catch-phrase/slogan for Randomer: “A running commentary on life.” Now if Randomer was a running commentary on life, that would be amazing. That’s is what Randomer should evolve into: a running commentary on life (with mountainboarding videos). That would almost be too limiting. No, maybe it wouldn’t. I will ponder this.

While I’m at it, I am currently pondering moving the bulk of my website to my home computer.
Reasons for:
1. No popups
2. Limitless space
3. No uploading (if I’m at home)
4. More options
The most prominent being no popups. How annoying are the popups to all of you? They really annoy me. Leave a comment with your opinion.

Reasons against:
1. Sphosting server is more reliable than my home computer
2. Limited/no stat tracking services
3. Will not be able to work on website unless I’m in Neillsville
4. No messageboard/will still have to rely on the sphosting message board. It wouldn’t be completely self sufficient. Not that my website is right now, because all the images are hosted on photobucet, and videos on either google or youtube.

Those are my thoughts. Leave a comment if you have any profound insights.

I should probably start working on that English essay.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

driving stick

A lot has been going on, and I have been super busy.

Items of note:

Yesterday was the first time that we had snow on the ground! It was there when I woke up, but then melted during the day. It pretty much snowed all day and night, but there wasn't much accumulation. But I am super pumped for skiing! Totally absolutely stoked! I am ready, very ready.... ready to go skiing.

Tonight, among other things I got to go and drive stick with Pastor Steve. It was only my 2nd time, but by the end of it I was doing pretty dang decent. I wish one of my parents had a car that I could practice on, but we don't. Its totally awesome that Pastor Steve has let me practice in their car. That was really cool.

What else? I have way too much homework. I'm sick of school blah blah, normal normal. Blehgarum.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

sunny-d

I should really be doing homework right now, but I'm too busy screwing around/talking to people on the internet.

Today we played football after church, and it was a whole lot of fun! All of my best friends were there, so it was a pretty good game. My team won for the first time, and I caught quite a few passes and didn't drop too many. It was pretty stinking good.

Other than that, the highlight of my weekend was drinking that thing of Sunny Delight last night. MM that was good! I'll have to buy another one tomorrow night. Nah, maybe not. Mountainboarding was sweet. Hm, I'm tired, even though it isn't very late.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

crazy amounts of sunny delight

I drank a thing of Sunny Delight at work today. It was like 80% off, and I was like: "64 ounces for 99 cents? I can't turn that down!" So I drank the whole thing. That was awesome! Now THIS blog has something of substance in it! By the way, it was the Orange/Strawberry SunnyD, and I highly recommend it.

Before work I went skiing in my back yard, worked on a mountainboarding video, and actually went mountainboarding for the first time in like forever! It was great to get out and ride. I hit Sardine Hill, and I think I have finally conquered it. I only fell like once, so I pretty much dominated that hill. I have conquered! Woot woot!

I really can't wait to go skiing. Skiing is my life, and I'm living a lie at the moment... because I haven't skied in about 6 months! GAR! I need some snow, yo!

PS I've been peeing like crazy from that Sunny D.

Friday, October 20, 2006

not in a writing mood

Well I just got home a bit ago from the Plumbline hayride/bonfire. It was interesting, to say the least. Pretty decent overall.

Afterwards I ended up going to the skatepark and actually skateboarding in the skatepark for the first time ever! It was pretty fun. I could roll in right off the bat, and I learned how to drop in on a small lip. I haven't dropped in on a quarter pipe yet... maybe next time. But yeah that was a load of fun!

I'm hoping to go mountainboarding tomorrow morning before work. We'll see how that all pans out.

This is a lame blog. My blogs are lame. I am not in a writing mood.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

ski season is just around the corner

OK I really have to make this fast because it is late. Anyhow lately I have been really busy with an insane amount of school work, work, and trying to keep up with everything else. I'm getting really slack at writing, and it stinks. Pretty much all the writing I've been doing has been for Advanced Composition and college applications. Gar, college applications! I don't like college applications. Talk about a pain in the butt!

Right now I'm listening to an Earth Crisis (RIP) greatest hits cd, its pretty stinking awesome. The only time I had ever really heard Earth Crisis was this one song called "Slither" on Down and Dirty, and so one day I was at a used game store looking through the music and I was like "Hey, its Earth Crisis! I've totally been looking for that cd!" So I picked it up. Its pretty sweet. Like 90's metal/hardcore type stuff. Sweet sweet. Not much swearing, its pretty decent. Yeah I like it.

What else? I'm tired. I should be sleeping. We have prayer group early tomorrow morning. I've had no time to do anything. Like today. Go to school, work my bum off like mad all day at school trying to get my rough draft for my persuasive essay written. After school, 5 hours of work. I get home, and then I have calculus homework to do. Isn't that sick? No time... absolutely none!

Hmm other nastiness. Its that time of year again where I get totally pissed off at school and everything else, and all I want to do is ski but I can't go skiing because there isn't any snow, and the weather is nasty so when I don't work I can't go mountainboarding, and every day its nice it seems like I have to work... and did I mention I want to go skiing?

Yeah, I really really want to go skiing. Snow is in the air: I can feel it! I am so ready to start hitting the slopes, you have no freaking idea! (Unless you know me well)

Slither!

Yeah slither just started. My favorite song on this album (the song I bought it for). My 2nd fav is "Killing Brain Cells".

I love messing up punc.tu.-ation. Mr worachek can't take off points now, can he?? ha WOOT!!

My blogs are so random. I hope you don't get lost on your way to the end.

"From the beginning we search for the end, from the beginning once again." thats a Subseven (RIP) quote.

Goodnight.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Hockey

Hockey

By Goo

Written 10/17/06

This past Saturday a couple of my friends and I got the opportunity to go to a hockey game with our youth pastor, Al. It was my first time going to a sporting event at any level higher than minor league baseball, and it was only the second hockey game I had ever watched. Needless to say, it was quite an experience.

I am guessing that this is pretty much always true, but watching hockey was a whole lot more fun live than it had been on TV. You could really hear the thud of the player getting checked into the boards, the skates as they cut on the ice.

It is also quite a bit different from football, because there is always a lot of action. I frequently found myself missing something somewhere because I was too busy watching the puck and missed somebody getting beaten into the boards on a different end of the rink. At times I was surprised that the ferocity exhibited was even legal. Don’t get me wrong it was awesome, but compared to the sports that I’m used to watching on TV and such it was brutal. Even in football flags are called on every little thing, and in basketball or soccer or ultimate frissbee, contact is strictly prohibited. Yet in hockey there’ll be two or three players just grappling for the control of the puck for an extended period of time and just getting viscious. I wish we had a hockey team in Neillsville, because that looks like a sport I could get into! One of the main reasons I do “extreme” sports such as skiing and mountainboarding is because of the almost total absence of rules. (And when I mountainboard, there are no rules at all; so that totally suits me. I should go mountainboarding tomorrow.)

The other thing that really impressed me was how involved the student section got. It was like me at a concert, only about 1,500x or so and at a sporting event. They spent more time standing and dancing than they did in their seats. Significantly more, actually. (Wow, big words don’t really fit this thingy I’m writing.) They really got into it. Now if we had all those students getting that into it in a mosh pit... THAT would be intense! It would be like moshing madness: mosh-tastic.

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Friday, October 13, 2006

some more settlers action

It is just about halfway through our four day weekend, and I really haven't done much at all. Thursday I went with my fam to Marshfield, and worked for 5 hours. After workI got in on some settlers of Catan action. Sweet.

Today, I played a whole lot of Settlers of Catan, changed my oil (in the sweet car that you can see in the blog from 2 days ago) and did homework this evening. I also watched 1 VS 100, and that was pretty entertaining. Dang, I'm watching way too much TV lately. I'm turning into a lazy bum.

How totally sucky is this blog? I think in like an hour I'll try to write something cool.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

unless you're very muscular

Check out one of those stupid blog things that I did:





You Are Somewhat Overweight



Your BMI is 26.1 - a healthy BMI falls between 18.5 and 25



While you aren't obese, you could use to lose a few pounds (unless you're very muscular).

Your BMI puts you at a slightly higher risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.

Don't starve yourself or crash diet. See a doctor to learn how to lose weight safely.



Don't agree? Blame the government standards we based this test on!




Did you see the (unless you're very muscular).? Well, thats me! Ha! Not that I'm totally ripped or anything

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

blogging time

Blogging Time.

It is blogging time. Last night I went mountainbiking with a couple of fogies who consistently kick my butt... but it was a lot of fun. One of the old fogies, Dean, who got me into mountainbiking, gave me some tech tips that really helped a lot. That was pretty sweet, but now the hard part is remembering and applying them. But anywho, it was a great ride.

Tonight was pretty insane. It's Wednesday, so it's Plumbline night. Plus, we have a four day weekend coming up so there's no school tomorrow. So it was poker time. I was getting really tired, so I got really stupid... but I still didn't do too badly. Actually, I'm still tired now. I need some sleep. I'm hoping that I can sleep in tomorrow, but I doubt that my body will let me. Yeah.

Actually, I really have nothing, or am too lazy to come up with anything.

Actually, I just thought of a couple of things. I finally got some pictures taken of my car, so I'm going to throw those up in here:





Doesn't my car look good for having 185,000 miles on it?

Actually, I was just looking at them again, and you could see my license plate number in one of them, and since I'm not a complete idiot, I'm deleted it and will edit it before I post it again. You know, just to be on the safe side.

Monday, October 9, 2006

old blog

So I just caught the tail end of a “Deal or No Deal” game, and the player got a $137,000 offer from the banker. The odds didn’t look too good, so I was like “take it.” But she didn’t. Then my dad and bro told me that she had gotten a $198,000 offer earlier, but had turned it down. And between the time she had gotten that offer and I started watching, she had knocked out both the $1,000,000 and $750,000 amounts. Anyhow, she didn’t take the $137K, and then knocked out one of the 2 big amounts. Next offer: $97K. Cases available were: the $300, $750, and $500,000. I was like “Hm, maybe take it, maybe not. One in 3 isn’t too bad... but I’m going to just start laughing my head off if she picks the 500 thousand.” And THEN: SHE PICKED THE $500,000! I just started cracking up! It was hilarious! OH MAN, I Loved it! That was great! My entertainment for the evening.

Anyhow onto other news. (But not like its really news.)

What else have I been up to? Saturday night I hung out at Al’s for like 5 hours. We played a couple games of Settlers in that time, and that was pretty fun. Actually that was really fun, I really had a blast. I don’t know if I should write this last part or not. But it didn’t look like Al was having much fun, he seemed like the kids were getting on his nerves. I admit, it was pretty crazy. But I had fun... and thats all that matters, right? No, I’m totally kidding!

Sunday was sweet, I didn’t get hurt playing football. That is definetly awesome. Oh yeah. Right. Now on to what I was going to say about Sunday:

If you really know me, you know that if I go for too long with out working out or doing something physical, I get really pissy and I feel really pent up and I just have to get out and do something.

Well anyhow, I’ve been trying to do some type of work out/physical activity every day that I don’t work (and some of the days that I do.)

So Sunday was sweet, because I got to run around playing touch football (or shove football) for 2 hours, and then I went home and lifted for a while. Yeah, it was pretty much totally awesome.


So tonight I went for a long bike ride, and I was contemplating lifting when I got home. I haven’t yet, but I did pretty much finish up the english essay that I’ve been stressing over for the past four days. Maybe I’ll lift, or maybe I’ll take it easy, go on the internet (and post this(I’m writing on my ancient laptop right now.)), or watch heroes. Horoes. Heroeses. Hercules. Hervest.>>> Haha. Woo randomness. This is getting to be like my journal right now, only more organized with capital letters and more on topic.

Can you believe that? More on topic? Yeah, you really need to read one of my rediculouuusly random journal entries.

Cheerio!!

Saturday, October 7, 2006

no ninjas allowed

Well, I'm thinking of writings something of real substance in here... but I really think it isn't going to happen. (I think I tend to start these out with well wayyy too much.) Anyhow, Thursday evening I went mountainboarding at Bruce Mound, and that was just a blast! Yeah I love mountainboarding. And then last night came around, and I thought I was going to have to caretake Snyder park, and the plan was that Dad was going to take Kaitlynn to camp. So I get home, lift for a while, and then right as they are about to leave for camp, he's like "Hey, do you want to drive Kaitlynn to camp tonight?"

So I ended up doing that. On the way up, I picked up two CD's at Best Buy: mewithoutYou's "Brother, Sister" and He is Legend's "Suck out the Poison. mewithoutYou's new album is totally awesome, but I'm still trying to decided if I like He is Legend's new one. It is really poppy, and his voice sounds really different. It sounds really... I can't really put my finger on it, but at times it sucks, (Ha, get it? Suck out the poison? It sucks!) and at times it rocks.... I'll have to make up my mind some time soon.

So yeah and like when I was going through Eau Claire, I was like "woa, I don't think I've ever been here before." My best guess is that the bypass thingy that they have been working on for ages was done (well, I know its done, I just think that is what I was on) and anyhow that was cool... it looks like a big city, like Duluth or the Twin Cities (not that Eau Claire isn't big.) Anyhow so then I was like "What's the speed limit?" and it was like 65, so I was pleasently surprised. On the way back I had my cruise set at 70 mph all the way through Eau Claire, and I didn't have to touch the pedals until I reached the I94 exit. Never thought I'd be able to do that... it was pretty awesome.

Ha I'm just looking at my "transition" to that paragraph and it reads "so yeah and like when." How sucky is that? Very very. Suck out the poison yo.

Back on topic. I ended up getting to hang out at Cody's for about an hour, so that was sweet.

And then today has been work so far. Tonight should be interesting, though, because Al invited me over for supper... and for a game of settlers.

Also, I would like to share this picture that I noticed on one of my friend's (an actual friend, not a "Myspace friend".)Myspace:

no ninjas allowed

But not like anyone is going to read this anyway (maybe on myspace, but not on Randomer.)

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Ketchup Time

Ketchup Time

I suppose I should catch up on my newly created blog.

Click here to read about my Thursday night escapades.

So that was Thursday. Friday night I went to the homecoming football game. Neillsville dominated. Afterwards, I went over to the Dunham’s, and they taught me this sweet game called “Settlers of Catan.” I highly recommend it. I killed them my first time playing. I’m not entirely sure if the set me up to win or not, but I won by a big margin. Al made some sweet malts. MMM those were delish!

So today I went out to Snyder park to do caretaker stuff, and some camper said that there was a crazy racoon in the pit toilet. He took me to go check it out, and I didn’t hear or see anything. I think he’s crazy. It was probably his but making all the noise. There was also a hunter who didn’t register his campsite, but he wasn’t there so I couldn’t yell at him. But ok, get this: he gutted his deer right next to the campsite. Like RIGHT next to it. He better clean up that gut pile, because it was already stinking when I was there. But really, how would you clean one of those up? A scoop shovel, I suppose. I sure wouldn’t want to do it. Nastycore.

Anyhow, after that, I went mountainbiking out at Levis. That was sweet. I tried to descend Pile Driver, and I only feel twice. My first fall was like a perfect endo, and I landed smack on a rock with my head. It didn’t hurt, and I was like “Huh, good thing I was wearing my helmet,” and hopped on my bike and kept going. Later, I was thinking about the possible outcomes if I hadn’t been wearing my helmet:

Best case senario: I would be lying on the ground unconscious, bleeding, with a concussion.

Worst case senario: I would be dead.

That made me pause for a second. And it was true, too. Good thing I was wearing my helmet (I always wear my helmet when I mountainboard, mountainbike, ski, or snowboard.) So wear your helmet kids!

And then to finish off the day, I worked at IGA for six hours. Talk about fun.

Crazy Racoons, Gut Piles, and Almost Dying

Crazy Racoons, Gut Piles, and Almost Dying.

By Goo

9/30/06

I suppose I should catch up on my newly created blog. Click here to read about my Thursday night escapades.

So that was Thursday. Friday night I went to the homecoming football game. Neillsville dominated. Afterwards, I went over to the Dunham’s, and they taught me this sweet game called “Settlers of Catan.” I highly recommend it. I killed them my first time playing. I’m not entirely sure if the set me up to win or not, but I won by a big margin. Al made some sweet malts. MMM those were delish!

So today I went out to Snyder park to do caretaker stuff, and some camper said that there was a crazy racoon in the pit toilet. He took me to go check it out, and I didn’t hear or see anything. I think he’s crazy. It was probably his but making all the noise. There was also a hunter who didn’t register his campsite, but he wasn’t there so I couldn’t yell at him. But ok, get this: he gutted his deer right next to the campsite. Like RIGHT next to it. He better clean up that gut pile, because it was already stinking when I was there. But really, how would you clean one of those up? A scoop shovel, I suppose. I sure wouldn’t want to do it. Nastycore.

Anyhow, after that, I went mountainbiking out at Levis. That was sweet. I tried to descend Pile Driver, and I only feel twice. My first fall was like a perfect endo, and I landed smack on a rock with my head. It didn’t hurt, and I was like “Huh, good thing I was wearing my helmet,” and hopped on my bike and kept going. Later, I was thinking about the possible outcomes if I hadn’t been wearing my helmet:
Best case senario: I would be lying on the ground unconscious, bleeding, with a concussion.
Worst case senario: I would be dead.
That made me pause for a second. And it was true, too. Good thing I was wearing my helmet (I always wear my helmet when I mountainboard, mountainbike, ski, or snowboard.) So wear your helmet kids!

And then to finish off the day, I worked at IGA for six hours. Talk about fun.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

about plumbline and hair

Tonight was pretty much awesome. I got to vacum (sp?) out my car! Yeh son!

It did really need to get done, though. So I finally did it! I'm waiting to wash my car until after homecoming, though. You never know... someone might get some bright idea into their head, and decided to do some naughty things to Goo's car. (Lol as I was typing that, I accidentally hit p so it became Goop's Doesn't that look awesome? Goop. Don't start calling me that now!)

But Plumbline was sweet, sweet sweet sweet. Sweet Sweet. I'm loving Plumbline more than ever. And I'm loving being a senior!

Oh wait, I'm getting ahead of myself. There was something significant that happened before school ended, and that was See You At The Pole. I knew see you at the pole was going down, but I didn't know until Alan drove away that I (and Nathan and Kaitlynn and Brent) was supposed to (or were supposed to) anyhow he wasn't doing it. We were. So we had a little thing to follow, but it was almost better that we didn't know until like right then, because then at least I didn't get any jitters, so yeah it came, and went, and went well! So thank the Lord.

Now back to Plumbline. Lots of cool people showed up, fun games, pretty interesting message, pretty good hang out time afterward (except for the awkwardness which only a few of you know about) but the awkwardness remains anonymous. A Nanny Mouse. But Plumbline was uber sweet, and I made $24 an hour wearing a dress. It came out to a total of $2, but it was probably the easiest 2 dollars I have ever made! And, they didn't get a picture of me, so it never happened. Because, if anyone asks in the future, I will say that I just made this up, and I'm telling you this because I really did make it up so ha! Prove it! (But don't ask me to prove it didn't happen, because we learned in Advanced Science that proving the negative is almost impossible, or at least not feasible.) So yeah no proving the negative.

Did I write about wacky hair day yesterday? I think I forgot to mention it. Actually, I can't remember if I did or not, but I went to school with pigtails. Anyhow, my sister taught me how to put in a pony tail then, and I've got a pony tail in right now and its sweet. Feels different, like I don't have hair! (Except for the pulling at the nape of my neck.) (ha, you ape! Apetastic!)

I should be writing the rough draft for my essay of definition. Oh well, so much for that! Maybe I will right now.

Ha, I just started trying to write that essay, and it is waaay too late for that. I really just need to sleep, and do it tomorrow. It isn't that late yet, but I have been a very sleep deprived little child (jk on the little child) lately.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

mountainboarding and mr. woracheck

Click here to meet about my incident with a turkey today.


Well, in other news...

Went mountainboarding for a tad bit, but due to several factors such as a)riding same trails over and over b)riding by myself for the past (about) 3 months c)not bringing my most pertinent tool, I decided to go home after only about a half an hour and lift for a while. That was pretty fun, so I think I made the right decision.

I also had an interesting expierience early on in the day when I asked Mr. Worachek for some songs for morning music. If you have read some of the founding Randomer writings, then you know about me and Mr. Worachek. But I ended up getting some medieval songs to go along with the homecoming theme. I'll probably right a big thing about my expieriences with morning music some time soon. But for now, good night.

Thursday, September 7, 2006

A Tad bit off the wall ::Old Randomer::

A Tad Bit off the Wall


By Goo

Written 9/7/06

There is an upcoming vote on a school referendum soon. The referendum will allow the school to like take off their revenue cap and raise taxes. The whole opinion page this week in the Clark County Press was devoted to that referendum. Now, I don’t have much of an opinion on the whole matter, because I am going to be out of high school by the time it would make any difference. But, on the whole, it sounds good to me.

But the matter of interest which is currently at hand. An editorial was written by a man of initials BE (which should be BS) and it sounded much like all the previous editorials he’s written, which should have initials BS. But this BE stated that everyone should vote no for the referendum due to the fact that teachers are extremely overpaid, stating that teachers salaries range from 42K – 70K, and that the medium household income in the county is like 35K or something like that. He also stated that a couple of teachers had a household income of $133,000. Now ok, let’s just take that at face value... or not.

Now, the odd thing is that all of my teachers continuously complain that they are getting underpaid, even though they have 3 months of vacation per year, and according to BE their income really isn’t that bad. Now how does that work?
Either
a. BE is actually BS
b. Teachers are really whiney
I think that neither of those may be true, all though letter a certainly is the majority of the time. Here’s what I’m thinking:
The reason the median household income is so low is because the majority of the people in the area are sleazy bums that didn’t get a college education or aren’t using it or something, and they’re surviving on well fare and they are too lazy to get off the bums and try to get a better job. No seriously, I work at a grocery store, and I see the type of people who come through there. The majority with small children/infants are on well fare, and lots of the other people are drunks and/or smoke a lot and have low paying jobs. (Or so it appears.) Sure, there are professionals and people with a little bit of dignity, but seriously, all these sleaze balls drag down the median income because they are too lazy to do anything about it. I can tell you that I won’t live that way. Maybe it does have something to do with the economic dead zone that is Clark County, but seriously, I think it is more the citizens fault.

But in the end, those are all opinions and guesses, and where that leaves us in the original “trying to figure out what’s up with the figures” problem, your guess is a good as mine (though mine was a good guess, even if it was a tad bit off the wall.)

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Sunday, September 3, 2006

old blog post

I'm sitting in the library during my study hall, and my Accounting 2 class started this stock market competition at wisconsinsms.com, and I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. Brent is explaining it to me, but I think that I'm just bad at it. Maybe if I'd done this before I would have a little bit more of a grasp of what is going on... but at the moment, I am pretty lost.

Hmm, its been a while since I've written a blog. What has happened since last time? Well, Sunday was football at church; that was pretty awesome, except for the part where I got a bloody nose on the last play. I guess that is kinda awesome anyway, though. I always felt out of the loop because I had never had a bloody nose... and now I know what it feels like, and I can say "Yes, I've had a bloody nose before." I also feel really out of the loop because I have never broken a bone before, but I really don't want to be in that loop. I am sure one day membership of the broken bone group will be forced on me, but I will try as hard as possible to remain an outsider.

Not much of significance has happened since then, but tonight I am going to my sister's Cross Country meet. Fun Fun.

Friday, September 1, 2006

Mom's May Sometimes Become Demon-Possessed.

Mom's May Sometimes Become Demon-Possessed.


By Jonny K

Sometimes I think that parents, or in this case, especially mothers can become demon-possessed at the oddest of times. The most common is when I'm already getting a talking to and the phone rings. Is this just my house or does this happen to anyone else? "Zachary Jon Krueger! If I have to tell you one more time I'll...*phone rings, phone rings* "Hello...oh hi...yes my day is terrific...sure I'd love to go to....why yes he's right here...no he can't talk right now." I just think its amazing how fast mom's can change moods to talk to people they are not mad at. Wouldn't it be kind of destructive, however, if they didnt' change from pure evil to a sweet tone when the phone rings? its like "...and you go to your room and think about what..*phone rings. phone ri--* "Hello!? What do you want!? What is that supposed to mean?! Well obviously I want half cheese and half pepperoni...yeah he'll pick it up in 15 minutes, and you better have it ready." Poor pizza boy.

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Things to do before (or while) I die

Things to do before (or while) I die.


By Goo

Written 8/24/06

Yesterday a friend of mine was going to take me rock climbing, but we got stormed out (hardcore thunderstorms, tornado warnings, hail ... and other such stuff). I was hoping to be able to check rock climbing off the "things I want to do before I die" list (or, in my case, while I die doing those things that I really want to do.)


Things to do before (or while) I die:

1. Go sky diving
2. Go bungie jumping
3. Go rock climbing
4. Learn to BASE Jump and do it
5. BASE on skis
6. Get married
7. Lead someone to Christ
8. Mountainboard real mountains
9. Throw a 360 on skis
10. Do some lift served mountainboarding
11. Get into whitewater kayaking hardcore
12. Do a lot more wakeboarding
13. Ski all year long

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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Gnarly Crap

Gnarly Crap


By Goo

Written 8/19/06

Well, well. It's late and I should be hitting the sack, but I'm up trying to write something.

Well my 50th day of mountainboarding this year was definetly one of the best so far. As I noted yesterday, I found where all the good stuff was hiding at Memorial.

So today, started out easy and worked my way up on the big hills we found yesterday, and then I started hitting gnarly crap.

First up was the drop section. I kinda cleared out a small in-run to the first four foot drop which led to a small right hand bermed corner. Right after the berm sit 3 small rollers and a little straight away to the final six foot drop (at which time you're going pretty stinking fast so you just launch off of it.) Pretty stinking fun section.

After that I hit this dirt jump for a while. That was the first dirt jump I have ever ridden, and it was pretty fun.

Finally I finished up by riding this interesting little gully, and then we pulled out due to gnawing hunger.

All in all, an excellent time out riding.

Related articles: read them in chronological order so they make sense! This is 3 of 4. Click for the culmination of this series of articles, which is all the footage from this day of riding (and a few other previous days) in the "A few days out riding" mountainboarding video.

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Friday, August 18, 2006

Big Words

Big Words


By Goo

Written: 8/18/06

I just wrote and posted a Randomer piece. Lately, I've been doing most of my writing and stuff late at night. (Actuially, not really stuff what I mean is writing.) I think my mind just randomly gets overtly active at this time of the night.

I should really try to increase my vocabulary. Not that I mean I swear a lot, but that using biggish words is fun. I would really like to know more because you sound really smart when you use big words and I like sounding smart. Actually, I'm not sure that I do, (like sounding smart) but if/when I use big words correctly, I really impress myself and impressing myself is not an exceptionally easy thing to do.

Oh yes so now for what I set out to write. I was just thinking that it would be sweet to pubish a book (my grandma told me I should and I was like "yeah right.") But I decided that I am not very good at writing fiction, and when I do I can't/wouldn't be able to stay focused long enough to write a whole novel anyways so it'd pretty much have to be nonfiction, much like the last Andrew Schwab book I read, Insert title here (I can't think of it at the moment.) But yeah it was just a load of thought provoking or generally dumbfounding randomness.

Dang it's late; I should go to sleep.

Related articles: read them in chronological order so they make sense! This is 2 of 4. Click for next article.

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Mountainbike-tastic

Mountainbike-tastic


By: Goo

Written: 8/18/06

Well, today was a land mark day in Goo's world of mountainbiking. Yes, I said mountianbiking. I went mountainbiking today, and it was the first time that I have ever really ridden single track at a place other than Levis Mound. Today I was riding at Memorial Park in Red Wing, and it was intense! Most of the trails weren't all that technical, but some of the features built into them were hardcore! Big 5 foot drops, 4 foot tall lips on jumps, some rollers, berms, some gnarly bridges, and this sweet teeter-totter that I actually did (my brother as a witness). I didn't hit any of the jumps because I have like 0 jumping experience on a bike, but tomorrow we're going back and I'm gonna board all of it and my little bro will take some killer footage.

Oh yeah, we finally found where all the massive hills were hiding whilst we were mountainbiking, but they turned out to be on the oposite end of the park. Fortunately, though, they all run down to like a golf course, and we will probably be able to park in the parking lot so the hike shouldn't be too bad! And I'll hit up the drops, berms, and jumps... Some of them look absolutely hardcore! It should be like nothing I have ever done on a mountainboard before. I can't wait. Hopefully I don't wreck myself up too bad. But some of that stuff looks intense! My bro should be able to get some killer footage, so look for it up here sometime in the not too distant future.

Related articles: read them in chronological order so they make sense! This is 1 of 4. Click for next article.

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Saturday, July 29, 2006

If i was to write a blog, this is what it would say

If I was to write a Blog, This is what it would say.



By Goo

A little update on the life of Goo.

You know, I do have a blog... a myspace blog... and I do sometimes post things in it. But mostly they are Randomer updates. And no one reads it. And I'm not really into blog writing, although I think I would be if I didn't have Randomer. But Randomer is much cooler and more professional. And I don't usually just write about Random nothingness that has occured in my life. Oh wait, never mind, I do. But it is quite different from a blog. Usually, I feel like writing a blog and detailing every thing I have done in my day every day would be a little... how should I put it... exposing? to say the least. I don't want to tell you what I've been doing. If you really want to know, you can email me and ask me yourself. I was thinking this morning (or it may have been last night) that I could kinda do a blog on the news page and have it be a news/blog page. Because if I did blog in a blog, I would like it to be on Randomer... and as of now that's the only place it would fit. I could always make a new section, though. So if i was to write post a blog today, this is what it would more or less say.

A lot has been going on in the life of Goo, which coincidentally happens to be my life as I am Goo.

Now that we have that confession out of the way, I've been up to both a lot, and not much at all. The not much at all part is basically not much mountainboarding at all, not much hanging out with friends at all, not much of anything in any of those categories. I have really wanted to mountainboard more lately, but it has been way to stinking hot out. Plus, I work 8 hours a day in the heat, and I usually want to relax at night

And that's the a lot: work. I've been working A LOT.

Now mountainboarding. I was thinking about going for a sunrise mountainboarding session tomorrow morning, but I might be having a couple of friends staying over night, and my friends aren't very early risers... if we're talking 5 o'clock early type getting up time. But I really want to go riding, and I really want to do more filming of good riding and good riding locations because I want to enter a video in the Ground Industries Peep Show Video Contest. You'll probably hear more about that in the future.

But as far as physical exercise outside of work, there hasn't been much except for a little biking.

Speaking of biking, this past Wednessday was sweet. I worked an 8 hour day shoveling woodchips, that was pretty intense. I came home from work, ate supper, and decided to go for a bike ride. It is 4 and a half miles from my house to Levis Mound, and I've been wanting to try biking there, riding single track, and biking back. So I did just that. I biked a 4.5 mile warmup, and when I got to Levis, I biked for quite a while (most of it climbing the mounds) and then I rode 4.5 miles back... all this after an 8 hour day of work. It was pretty intense. The whole ride lasted an hour and forty minutes. It was sweet... a really good workout.

This past Monday I bought a car. That's right I BOUGHT A CAR! Finally! I've been waiting for a very long time to buy one... and I finally did.
The details:
Price: $2,400
Year: 1997
Make: Pontiac
Model: Grand Prix
Mileage: 182,000
Engine Size: 3.8L V6
Color: Dark Green
Oh yeah and its a 2 door coupe.
It was in very good condition, the only major mechanical defect being that the passenger side window won't roll down. But I've got working air... so HAH! The interior is excellent, not a scratsch. There were 2 small rust spots on the exterior, but nothing big. The only concern I had about buying it was that it had 180K on it. But the long and short of it is, I bought it, and it is sweet! I love it... yeah I am still super pumped and its almost a week later! Well, not quite a week. But it is great! I'll be sure to post a picture of it up sooner or later.

What else is there... not much.

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Saturday, July 15, 2006

Magnetic Camel Saddles

A Sahara News Broadcast


By Goo

THIS JUST IN:

Travel across the Sahara desert is currently being revolutionized by the newest camel saddle on the market: the magnetic camel saddle. Invented several years ago by a man named Adz who hails from the United Kingdom, the magnetic camel saddle or MCS has many unique properties that desert travelers find appealing.

But first, how it works.

Camels can drink and hold a great deal of water, and it is held in the humps on their backs. But, what Mr. Adz discovered was that the iron concentration in the water that they drink is staggeringly high. One day, he was chilling out in an oasis in the Sahara desert and decided “Hey, wouldn’t it be sweet if I stuck a refrigerator magnet to my camels hump?” So he did. And it looked sweet.

The MCS is basically a saddle with a bunch of magnets that sticks to the hump of the camel. Why is it useful? Instead of having to reach under your camel’s dirty belly to cinch up the saddle, all you have to do is drop it right on top of him. You can even put it on if your camel is lying down, due to the fact that it has no bottom cinch. And when you want to take it off, you just pull down and to the side and it slides right off the hump. Nothing too it! So be sure to stop in at the Sahara Saddle & Turban shop to get yours today!

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Friday, May 26, 2006

Archive by Topic

The Official Launch of the "Archive by Topic" Pages.


By: Goo.

This little blurb is being written to highlight the official release of the first "Archive by Topic" page. The first one is (drum roll please) "Mountainboarding." Don't tell me you didn't see that coming. Mountainboarding is the natural choice because

A: The majority of Randomer material deals with mountainboarding.
B: It is the only one done.
C: It is the only one started

It is also my intention that all of the Archive by topic pages be visitable by a direct external link. So it'll be:
www.randomer.sphosting.com/[insert name of topic here]
So for the mountainboarding one, it is:
www.randomer.sphosting.com/mountainboarding

Oh yes, I almost forgot, the main access point for these pages will be from the archive page. As you well know, you can visit the Archive page by clicking on the link to the left. If you go there, you will notice that all the "Archive by Topic's" are at the top, and that the normal "Comprehensive Archive" is below that. (The comprehensive archive will continue to be updated monthly.

Feel free to post any feedback about this website update.

P.S.
The next archive by topic section will probably have something to do with all the fictitious stories published on Randomer.

Friday, May 12, 2006

The Future

The Future


By Goo

5-12-06

I’m writing to tell you the path computers will take in the future, at least as it relates to schools and students.

In the immediate future, students (and even adults) will carry around some sort of external hard drive, with at least a terabyte of capacity with them wherever they go. Prior to this everyone will have been carrying laptops around highschools, but people will have realized how impractical it is to carry a laptop to all your classes, to the public library after school, maybe to work, and then home, to your friends house... No, it just won’t be convenient. So they will all take to carrying a terabit hard drive with them wherever they go. For highschoolers, the computers will be built straight into the desks. But they won’t have anything on them. Instead, the student will plug in their external harddrive, and all the students files, programs, and even their operating system of choice will automatically boot off of their hard drive. The only storage built into the actual computers will be just enough to house the program that boots the hard drive, and the rest will be RAM. It is even possible, probably probable, that the students will just be able to keep their HD’s in their pockets, and then just flick a switch to “transmit,” so that it transmits wirelessly from their pocket. Then, they’ll boot up the computer, choose from a list of nearby hard drives the one that is theirs, and log in with a user name and password. This will effectively eliminate the need to have to plug it in each time. You could just keep it in your wallet or something, and go from computer to computer with out even thinking about it!

Of course, this is before everything goes holographic. Once that happens, this will all be obsolete.

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Friday, May 5, 2006

Thoughts from a cliff top

Thoughts From a Cliff Top


By Goo

5-5-06

Well here I am, taking a break from mountainboarding and sitting on top of a good sized cliff. The clouds cleared up pretty good about 15 minutes ago, and now the sun's just a blazing down.

I love mountainboarding. You can go from adrenaline pumping action to relative solitude in seconds. If it wasn't for all the noise from highway 95, it would be like totally quiet.

But it isn't.

No wonder my fear of heights has diminished so much over the years. I do random stuff like this all the time. I've kinda confronted my fears and overcome them.

For a bit there I was just lying down with my head over the edge. That felt cool. Mainly, because this a big ole cliff, and most of the section that I am sitting on juts out away from the main cliff. So if you look over the edge, you can't see the bottom of the cliff. It's pretty eerie. But an extremely cool feeling.

I wonder if I should go back to riding? Nah, its just perfect up here! Yeah, the clouds are really dispersing nicely, now. It was so gloomy when I got out here!

Ha! The clouds are just about right to make cloud shadows. You know what I'm talking about: when you can look out over the landscape and see darkened areas where the clouds are blocking out most of the sunlight. Hey! There's a big one right next to me!

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