August 24, 2004

Yes, I Am Alive


Well, it's been an interesting week. Semi-Intelligent Thoughts is once again coming to you from Syracuse University in beautiful central New York. Pennsylvania failed to eat my soul, and now I'm back where I belong. Let's get to some updates.

First of all, in the Incredibly Good News Department, my audition was frickin' awesome, and I am now a snare drummer in the Syracuse University Marching Band. WOOHOO!!!!!

...Yeah, that's how I felt on Friday. But as of right now, I'm sunburned, my feet hurt, my back hurts, my hands are screwed up, and I'm exhausted. Hooray for band camp.

In all seriousness, I do love marching band, and the SUMB Drumline is better than a lot of other college drumlines, so it's awesome to be a part of it. And in case you're not a marching band person, let me fill you in: Everybody in the band wants to play drums, and everybody who wants to play drums wants to play snare drum. They may not admit it, but it's true. We're the elite musicians within the elite section. Snare drum rules!

The rest of the band is really good this year, so we should have a great season. Our first show is quite possibly the best marching band set ever. Are you ready for this?

The Video Game Show.

That's what we've been calling it. It consists of the theme songs from Super Mario Bros., Tetris, and The Legend of Zelda.


...As you can probably tell, I don't have much to say. I haven't had contact with the outside world since last Wednesday, so I have no idea what's going on. Unfortunately, it's probably going to remain that way until Friday afternoon. I'll be at band camp all day on Wednesday and Thursday, and when I'm not there, I'll be setting up my room. I actually haven't had time to unpack yet, but I went through the incredibly irritating process of registering my computer with ResNET so I could give everyone an update. I don't know why I bothered after I only got 2 FOTHERMUCKIN' COMMENTS on the open thread, but this blogging crap is addictive.

On a semi-political note, my roommate for this year is cool. I know it's not really proper netiquette to quote people's e-mails, but I have to share this line from the last one he sent me:

...if you happen to have a Bush/Cheney sign to put on our door, that would rock...otherwise we can print one out from the internet, only if you want to though. Some loony liberal might rip it down...

This should be better than last year, when I roomed with the World's Biggest Yankees Fan. Check out some posts from around last year's World Series to see what I mean. I know I mentioned him a couple times.

Finally, let me tell you about my morning. Today was the second time I got to see my dorm room for the year, but I actually moved in for good, so I was able to look around for a little longer before I went back to band camp. Anyway, to make a long story short...remember my old friends, sac spiders? Well, guess what was on the ceiling when I went into my room?

That's right: A FRIGGIN' SAC SPIDER!

It's dead now, but still...that may be a bad sign. This room was full of spiders when I got here, but I'm pretty sure I destroyed the majority of them. And their stupid webs.

I hate spiders. And I'm out of blogging time now, so I'll make this another open thread until I get a chance to write a real post.


Posted by CD on August 24, 2004 11:57 PM
Semi-Intelligent Comments

wow. what a roommate. sounds like it'll be an awesome year. :) on a semi-related note.. where does a single commuting girl go to find nice conservative college boys?

Posted by: Katherine at August 25, 2004 07:44 PM

Swiss Cake Rolls! And no, Katherine, this is not an answer to your question, although you might be able to lure them out with Swiss Cake Rolls. Or if you have some, you could just give them to me.

Swiss Cake Rolls.

Sorry. Something about "open thread" makes me hungry for Swiss Cake Rolls. Chocolatey goodness. Although I believe they changed the name to "Swiss Rolls". Whatever. Call them what you want to, people, just don't change the recipe.

So anyway. What does everybody else think of Swiss Rolls?

Posted by: Army NCO Guy at August 25, 2004 09:54 PM

Good question. I'm wondering how I can find conservative college girls, so I'm kind of in the same boat. I live on campus though, so I don't really have an excuse.

Hmmm...maybe that Bush/Cheney sign on the door will attract 'em...

Posted by: CD at August 25, 2004 09:55 PM

And in the spirit of CD...

Semi-Intelligent Thoughts is the #29 Google hit for "Swiss Cake Rolls." Don't worry, CD, a few more open threads and I'll have you at Number One!

Posted by: Army NCO Guy at August 25, 2004 10:00 PM

People, I'm not a matchmaker, but it sounds like CD and Katherine should start dating.

Have I mentioned I like Swiss Cake Rolls?

Posted by: Army NCO Guy at August 25, 2004 10:02 PM

People, I'm not a matchmaker, but it sounds like CD and Katherine should start dating.

Well, we're kinda in different states at the moment, so I'm not sure exactly how that would work.

Posted by: CD at August 25, 2004 10:07 PM

A detail. You're on the same continent, that's a start.

Posted by: Army NCO Guy at August 25, 2004 10:16 PM

And you failed to respond to the question about Swiss Cake Rolls. C'mon, work with me.

Posted by: Army NCO Guy at August 25, 2004 10:17 PM

Yeah, i'm with Army NCO Guy, Swiss cake rolls and dating are a sure way to, ummm, remain single. :-D
Actually, Swiss Cake Rolls are more a simile to teh Force in star wars. The both have a light and a dark side, adn after a few million, you will surround and bind the universe.
See: Michael Moore.
By this simile, he would either be a Jedi Master or a Sith Lord. Or a collapsed Neutron Star, one of those things.
Anyway, Bush-Cheney signs are a good way to annoy liberals. Good luck

Posted by: tommy at August 25, 2004 11:40 PM

I don't believe I've ever had a Swiss Cake Roll.. (though, I have seen them - I'm not that much in the dark).

Posted by: Katherine at August 26, 2004 02:26 PM

Well, to be perfectly honest, you aren't missing much. Unless you like foods with no natural or at lest organic (taken to mean "Carbon based") ingredients. But artificial sugars, yeah, it's got those in spades.
What's a complete sentence? :-D

Posted by: tommy at August 26, 2004 08:31 PM

hm.. artificial sugars... too bad those wouldn't help in the de-stress process...

Posted by: Katherine at August 26, 2004 10:12 PM

Hmmm...NCO Guy finally got his Swiss Cake Roll discussion, but he seems to have disappeared. That's not good.

Posted by: CD at August 26, 2004 10:19 PM

At least you're somewhat-sort of-close to the 15 post target.. even if it is on swiss cake rolls..

Posted by: Katherine at August 26, 2004 11:01 PM

It may be an hour late, but if you count this comment, it is 15. Close enough, I suppose.

Now, about that dating thing...

Heh. Just kidding.

Posted by: CD at August 26, 2004 11:27 PM

Tommy, I have no idea what you just said about the Force and how it relates to Swiss Cake Rolls, but it sounded cool. Katherine, you don't know what you're missing. Go to the store, quick. CD, I'm still alive, was just insanely busy the last 48 hours.

So... what do y'all think of Twinkies? They're pretty good in small doses. If you're not needing chocolate, anyway.

Posted by: Army NCO Guy at August 27, 2004 05:32 PM

No, twinkies are the white satan. Tha's a I can say about that.

Posted by: tommy at August 27, 2004 10:09 PM

Twinkies.. those I've had, and I hate them. Swiss cake rolls I'd be willing to try. If they're not super sweet to a sickening extent.

Posted by: Katherine at August 27, 2004 10:29 PM
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