Saturday, September 25, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busybusybusy week

My life has been major-busy this past week (ish... it's probably been busy since the start of school, but busy is as busy does, as my momma always says.)

So... Story-time. Gather round your chairs, little-ones. I've got a great story to tell you. (This is a long story. It will take a few minutes to read. It's very detailed. If you don't have the time, but would like to hear the good news, skip down to the bottom. (under the picture) It'll say it as the caption for the picture)

A couple months ago, my wonderful friend Anyha, who works at the Apple Store (in Chandler) told me to come into the store, because Apple is hiring. I jumped right on that. C'mon, who wouldn't want to work at Apple, right?
So I made my way down there, and she introduced me to her managers, and I was all friendly and such. They told me how to submit an application online.

So I did.

This was probably back in the beginning of July.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Imagine for a minute a fish

I found a Word file in My Documents with this title

"Imagine for a minute a fish"

it was "last modified" aka created, 4/14/2010 at 3:00AM.

So, curious, and not remembering what I wrote about at 3 in the morning requiring the preface of fish imagery...

I opened it.

This is what I found:

Imagine a fish.
This fish, called Sal, is the fastest fish in the ocean. He is renown across every sea—The Atlantic, The Pacific, The Indian, and even The Arctic. Many fish wish they could swim like Sal. Now imagine another fish. This fish is called Marlin. He is a young fish, ready to take on the world. Growing up, he spent every day training. On non-training days, other fish would challenge him, and lose drastically. This eventually would  

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Just in time for the Holidays!

Don't you just love the Holidays?

I wasn't going to post anything tonight.

Today was long. Thank you Steffany for being a great friend.

Here is a wonderful deal for anyone looking for Christmas photos:
These guys are great. Most people only get one photographer. This deal comes with two, who work together like peas and carrots, babies and diapers, calculus and stress, and, oh yeah, husband and wife ;)

And with that quick shout out, I bid adieu.


Monday, September 6, 2010

Day of Labor! (or lack thereof?)

Today being a national holiday, my family decided we would start out this wonderful day by heading to the clubhouse, and relaxing at the lagoon. (hooray for artificial beaches!)

We then had some yummy tuna fish rolls/sandwiches (we ran out of rolls) while we played Super Smash Brothers Brawl! I didn't do too bad (except on the levels that were trying to kill me the entire time. I'm looking at you, Donkey Kong Waterfall Level!)

After a few hours of homework, (mostly physics and calculus, with a sprinkle of C++) we went over to Jimmy and Ericka's apartment for FHE! We had a wonderful lesson about geneology taught by my wonderful mother, and we then played Dirt 2 on Jimmy's PS3 with his steering wheel, while we ate a delicious cheesecake made by Ericka.
I usually don't like cheesecake, but I thought this was de-lish!

Here is Jake, running over the other trophy trucks in the race.
Take a good look at his face. Only 8 more years before this crazy guy is on the roads!

After I arrived home, and started on even more homework, I got a surprise text from a girl in my physics class. Not sure how she got my phone number... (Probably from posting it on Heather Rittenhouse's wall)
She needed help with physics, and boy, was I glad to help!
We ended up chatting for about an hour, just getting to know each other better. :)
boy, do I love helping cute girls with physics!

Well, that was pretty much my day. Oh, if any of you are looking for new music that doesn't suck, check out the playlist on Willi Nixon's blog. That girl has awesome taste. I've been listening to her blog all day. Thanks Willi, you have introduced me to so much good music over the years. (Not sure if you should be creeped out or not... take it as you'd like)

Speaking of music, I forgot to mention that on Saturday night, my awesome older brother Jimmy helped me install my subwoofer and amplifier in my car. I am on my way to my ideal sound system! (I use the word "ideal", because it's in no way the best, or perfect, but great for me, on my budget, and for my needs. In essence, "Perfect for Nate")
So, there are only a few more things to make this a PfN system, including replacing the factory speakers with some that I already have, and powering them with an amplifier... After that, I will be completely done with my system. :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

So... I might be fired...

In my church, I have three different callings (positions).
One of them includes typing up, printing, and folding the programs to be passed out before Sacrament Meeting starts.

It's only been a couple weeks since I've been doing this, and the last two weeks the printer/copier was broken at the church, which left us with no programs. (I still got to type them up though C= )

Today, I decided to make the program a bit more exciting. After forgetting to put some of the important announcements on it (including two activities this Saturday) I came up with this program. Before you click on this, understand that I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to online blogging, and so I don't know how to just insert a PDF file into this blog. Instead, I uploaded the PDF as a Google Docs file, and then gave you the file. :) So, Ignore the translated part by Google, but look at what the original was. (and what we're concerned about is the back side)

Ok, now you may click. :)

So, do you think I will be fired? Yeah, I'm not sure either. I heard a lot of people enjoyed it. (I didn't hear any complaints coming toward me, but they might just not have known it was me who did it..)

After church, I had the wonderful opportunity to play games with my family. On Sundays, Jimmy, Erika, and Metarie come over, and eat dinner and play with us.
Two things I learned tonight to prove that my family loves me. (they can make fun of me, and we can all laugh about it)

First, if you have ever played the game Imagine if...
you have to guess what the person is going to guess (I don't know exactly how it works, just that I always lose)
The round went something like this: Imagine if Nate were a cliche phrase. Would he be? ...
My loving mother voted for "Pedal to the Metal"
but the rest of my "caring" family, and I mean everyone...
(and you have to realize that there are usually 5-6 phrases)
they all voted for "An eye for an eye"

So yeah, my family thinks I am great at getting revenge. Is that good or bad? I don't know yet. But I do know, is that they know me enough to all vote for that. :) (and they better be careful when messing with me, I'll get them back)

The next thing, Jimmy and Erika told us about a "Nate Duck" that lives in the pond next to their apartment. because ducks sound like laughing, when they quack, they say that whenever all the ducks are quacking, they can't hear any one duck louder than another. But there is the "Nate Duck" who always quacks, and then keeps on quacking, as if laughing at his own joke. (I think they are just jealous that I am that funny.) So they always hear this duck quacking on it's own, while all the other ducks remain silent.
This time, I think it's not as much of a compliment as the "eye for an eye" (which wasn't really a compliment). This time, they are just plain rude. :P. haha, jk. I know they love me. I am glad my secret agent duck has gone undercover, and is doing what I spent $10,000 on this summer training to do... Annoy my brother and his wife, while I am not around.

That was basically my Sunday. I also had the wonderful experience of making cute little miniature blueberry muffins with my younger brothers.
(They didn't just help make, but also helped eat)

I should have taken a picture of the experience.

I have recently discovered that I am good at cooking. Well, I think I am. I have only tried a few things, but that which I've tried, I am great at. You can ask anyone who's been lucky enough to enjoy them, but eggs are my specialty. I love eggs, and I love trying new things with eggs everyday. Whether it be Breakfast Burritos, Scrambled Eggs, Fried Eggs, Eggs in meals that you get in a box (Such as Rice-a-Roni and Raman Noodles), or eggs just used in anything, really. (as long as you can taste the eggs... muffins don't count as an egg specialty, just yummy)

So, if any of you out there in blogger world enjoy eggs, or if you have enjoyed my eggs in the past, please leave a comment, and I will make you (more) eggs.

I love you all, and I love that hardly anyone posts comments on my blog, so I have no idea if anyone actually reads these things, or if it's more of an online journal for Yours Truly.

Love ya,

Yours Truly,
(I don't think I've ever signed my name, "Yours Truly", but since I just used that phrase, I thought it would be funny)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Is Summer Over Yet?

Not even close.

It is still really hot outside. I don't really mind it. Walking between my classes isn't too bad, as long as remember my water. My car is always toasty for the first few minutes, but it's a Toyota, so it cools down fast.
The problem though, is that I can't go on any sort of dates that are outside. :/
Tonight we went bowling.
The wonderful Yamina, Lauryn, and Kim. I came in second the first game, and then got hosed the second game.

Thug Nasty lost his game.

Although we weren't able to have a wonderful date outside, we were still able to have a great time, making memories that we shall never forget.

Question of the Day:
What is this emoticon even meanmean?
even mean
We were discussing it over dinner, and my wonderful sister, Ericka made a wonderful face to describe it, and although it was a great face, I'm not sure that it was entirely accurate. 

So... I am starting another contest. (and it's too bad that nobody ever participates in these contests, because I have GREAT prizes!)

Anyone who submits a photo of themselves making this face, will win a prize. (and you just have to trust that they are good, and if you don't trust me, then you automatically lose)

So, Summer may not be over, but according to my cousin, Somer is just the beginning.

Have a great night, and I can't wait to see all the pictures that get posted!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Physics Homework

I am sure most of the people who actually read my blogs where scared away by the title of this post.

I am not requesting help, or tuturing, but I thought I would share with you my easy, yet time consuming (not sure why ;), lol), online homework.

Problem 1:
Write a short description of the motion of a real object for which the figure would be a realistic position-versus-time graph.

My Answer:
A man walks 300 meters in 300 seconds, takes a break to drink some well-needed water, which takes 100 seconds, and then walks back to where he started, but since he is now hydrated, he is able to walk to full distance back in only 200 seconds. 1 point for team water!

Problem 2:

Write a short description of the motion of a real object for which the figure would be a realistic position-versus-time 
Alright, so this is where I started to get bored, and a little annoyed by my teacher. So, I decided I would write an interesting story to brighten her day. (I thought it would be best to ignore the part in the instructions about writing a "short description". This is what I wrote:

A student who attends Mesa Community college is ready to leave from home, which is in Sun City. He tells his friend at MCC that he is on his way, so while his friend is bored, he decided to make a motion diagram for the trip his friend is about to take. The student begins his trip by going and getting in his car. To his dismay, it won't start, so he pops the hood, and realizes the carburetor isn't working properly, so he starts to fix it. Luckily, he is a mechanic, so it only takes him an hour before he is on the road. Unfortunately, he can't go straight to school from there, because he has promised his girl friend that he'll pick her up in gilbert, before going to school. After an hour driving from Sun City, he arrives at her house, but they get "distracted" for another hour, before heading back in the direction of school. They decide that it would be more of an adventure if they ride their bikes to school, so it takes them 2 hours to travel the 20 miles back to the campus. They both arrive at campus safely, where he is able to tell his friend about his entire adventure, so he could make a motion diagram about the whole thing for his physics class. Hopefully his teacher enjoys it. :) 

So, you do think my teacher is annoyed yet? I hope not, we're just getting started!

Problem 3:
Write a short description of a real object for which the figure would be a realistic position-versus-time graph.

I actually wasn't planning on being to original, or too descriptive here, but toward the end, I got bored... as you will see:

A jogger is walking past your house at a steady rate of 1 m/s. after 10 seconds, your dog sees this jogger, and chases after them. Because of the fear of being eaten, the jogger sprints until the dog hits the invisible electric fence, in which it is bound, after a distance of 30 meters. the dog stops, and so does the jogger, who yells at you for 20 seconds, telling you that you should have told him the dog couldn't eat him, because of this invisible border, but after these 20 seconds, you get sick of him complaining, so you turn off the fence, and the dog reacts instantly, and eats the jogger, making him disappear off the face of the earth, and off the particle diagram. (I hope the gore doesn't dock points. If you need to give extra credit based on originality, you have my permission to do so.)

Problem 3:
Write a short description of a real object for which the figure would be a realistic position-versus-time graph.

You tell a person standing 30 yards away to bring you your physics book. It takes him 4 seconds to understand what physics is, and if you need the textbook or the workbook, before he starts toward you with the textbook. He walks halfway towards you, which takes 4 seconds, but then he gets confused from all this math and physics, so he stands puzzled for 8 seconds, where you tell him to close the physics book (this is a good reason why to not try and read a physics book and walk at the same time) and come to you, and he does, which takes him another 4 seconds. If only he had not been confused by physics, the entire distance would have only taken 8 seconds.

These are all the open-answer questions, and I hope the moral of all these stories is to never, ever, ask Engineering Majors to write essays. We know how to do calculus, computer programming, build stuff, and physics... NOT write essays!

I hope you had as much fun as I did today. I will see you all soon. If anyone can come up with better answers to these questions, you win a prize.

Lots of Love! (not to be confused with LOL)

-Nate =)