Wednesday, September 28, 2005

I thought this was interesting

I found this over at a post on gamefaqs. It's the phonetic alphabet used by NATO.

A Alpha
B Bravo
C Charlie
D Delta
E Echo
F Foxtrot
G Golf
H Hotel
I India
J Juliet
K Kilo
L Lima
M Mike
N November
O Oscar
P Papa
Q Quebec
R Romeo
S Sierra
T Tango
U Uniform
V Victor
W Whiskey
X X-ray
Y Yankee
Z Zulu

UAV Online!

Now, I am sure this is a fairly important issue, but wouldn't you think the Chinese government could find a better use for their UAV? On the subject of BF2, Patronus and I had a great time last night on the 101st Clan Server. It was a very long match that lasted over an hour on the same map (I cannot remember off the top of my head) but we ended up pulling out the victory. Unfortunately, I think Patronus suffered some permanent trauma and will be having nightmares about Black Hawks for the rest of her life.

Monday, September 26, 2005


Finally came home. After a prolonged power outage here, it's good to be back in the old chair...staring at the good ole computer screen. Wait, that's exactly what I was doing at Norm's house, except I was starring at the wall courtesy of his projector. I need a projector.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Direct Miss

Rita missed Houston almost entirely so the damage was minimal. We never really had too much wind nor did we get much rain. The people in Louisiana got hit hard again though

Friday, September 23, 2005


Sustained winds of about 25 mph now. The real heavy stuff will start in about 4-5 hours.


Well, the people I was staying with decided at 4 am that evacuating was the best idea. Why they feel this way, I have no clue. I certainly did not want to move now since the storm was so close. Now I am at someone else's home.... and waiting out the storm again.

The Mice love Rice Song

For your listening (dis)pleasure courtesy of Patronus' mad google skillz

Thursday, September 22, 2005


Seems like I am staying after all. Thanks to good old chinese indecision, I am going to be here during the storm. What sucks is some people want to evac tomorrow morning....That's such a good idea considering that they will be on the road still when the hurricane hits. Smart....

I swear, if it wasn't for the indecisive attitude towards matters, the Chinese race would have taken over the world long ago...there's always BF2 I suppose


Last post for a while. Hearing horror stories of people spending 6 hours to travel 2 miles is not very comforting. On the plus side, there is still about 24 hours before the first storm bands hit so hopefully I'll be in Austin by then. They did open all southbound lanes to northbound traffic, so they essentially doubled the number of lanes. So instead of 2 miles in 6 hours, it's gonna be 4 miles....I am pretty much expecting all my windows to be completely destroyed. I might lose the roof in which case the entire second floor would also be destroyed. The expectation is a loss of power for 12-14 days. Wish us luck!

Over from Kabitzin's Quiz..

You Are A: Duck!

duckFound in many lakes and ponds, ducks are a common site the world over. Known for their famous quack, ducks tend to congregate in flocks or go off on their own in pairs. As a duck, you may seem friendly at times but will not hesitate to bite if someone is bothering you. Your love for travel and your ability to swim are some reasons why you are a duck.

You were almost a: Bear Cub or a Pony
You are least like a: Groundhog or a ChipmunkCute Animals Quiz

*Quack *Quack

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Looks like I am headed to Austin

As fun as being in a Category 5 Hurricane seems, I will most likely be going to Austin to spend this weekend. Should be fun all around!


Well so far, I have experienced firsthand: a deadly earthquake, being in a flaming plane, and pretty soon a major hurricane. Any suggestions for the next disaster I should experience? So far, Patronus' suggesting going to Seattle with the possible hopes of being in a volcanic eruption is the front runner.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

15k Armor

Courtesy of Patronus. I present the Female Ranger 15k Druid Armor dyed Tan.**

**Disclaimer: Not responsible for burst retinas or self inflicted eye injuries. Side effects include: Nausea, Permanent Blindness, Headache, Death, and Dry Mouth.

The Guild Wars storyline

Here is the epic Guild Wars Storyline. Enjoy!

Monday, September 19, 2005

Tidbits of knowledge

For some reason, the topic drifted to elves in the daily conversations that Patronus and I have on AIM. Some tidbits:

"Elves go to sleep around two hours before sunrise and wake up at noon (just like modern teenagers!)"

Elven pregnancies last for 1 year

Elves start talking at age 2 and don't walk until 3.

Elves suddenly become archery masters at age 3 and have mastered dual shot and penetrating shot by age 3.5 (okay, I made this one up)

On a completely random note: Patronus has been complaining about a uber popular chinese pop song. This song has famous lyrics that go something like "I love you, I love you so much just like a mouse loves rice" I never knew mice enjoyed rice THAT much.....but hey, it rhymes so it must be true.


David Shore won the Emmy for best writing in a drama for "Three Stories" (The Obvious choice) Hugh should have won the Emmy for best actor in a drama instead of that lunatic lawyer from Boston Legal. It's okay though, because we all know doctors save lives while lawyers ruin them.

Friday, September 16, 2005

So what makes a Sidekick Sing?

My drive to work in the morning is usually very short but I often times still get to listen in on bits and pieces of the Morning Show on 104.1 KRBE. This radio station has one of the more popular morning shows and usually have good guests. Maybe I was groggy in the morning from just waking up, but when they introduced the guest today, I swear they said "Today, we welcome the Singing Sidekick." This perked my interest because I was curious as to what exactly makes a sidekick sing.

After a few moments of intent listening, I realized they actually meant the Singing Psychic. This person actually "sang" her "prophecies." At this point, I quickly turned off the radio because I had no intention of hearing some off pitch singing of some lunatic's prophetic visions (the basis of her powers was that she got into a car accident which caused her some brain damage and now she sees visions).

After a short while however, the silence eventually got to me and I turned it back on to the following exchange:
DJ: So, many of us in Houston are wondering if the Astros will make it into the playoffs
Singing Charlatan: I see, what color are the teams colors?
DJ: Well, Red, Black, White, Blue.
Singing Charlatan: Okay, who is the quarterback?
DJ: Umm, the Astros are a BASEBALL team....
:Crickets Chirping:

At this point, I turned it off for good..

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

House Premiere

The House premiere is tonight. There really is no excuse to miss it. I would go so far to say that death is the only valid excuse. Even then, one could always come back as an undead minion and still catch it. The jokes won't make nearly as much sense since.... well undead don't really have a functional brain, but still.

Friday, September 09, 2005

The Big-Time

Most of my friends already know that I am a pretty big House fan. Many of them have also experienced my constant bombardment of trying to persuade them to watch it. It was always a sleeper hit, but when ESPN created an award category for it, I knew it has hit the Big Time!