Happy Birthday Tetris!

Saturday, June 6th, 2009 @ 1:37am

Google/TetrisToday, Tetris celebrates 25 years of addiction, pain, and suffering; and of course Google joins in on the fun with a sweet googlefied tetris logo.

In celebration of 25 years of Tetris, I present to you some of my favorite ideas inspired by Tetris:

And of course, no list would be complete without an online version of Tetris. Here’s to 25 more years of tetrominoes, “just one more”, a-type, and more! Happy 25th!

25 and counting…

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 @ 1:44am

Today marks me having spent a quarter of a century on this planet earth. I guess 25 isn’t usually a very big birthday, but it feels like a very big milestone to me. My insurance is (supposedly) reduced, and I can now rent a car. Yay?

25 is a big milestone for me at least, since I had a lot of goals that I expected to accomplish before I was 25, but sadly some of my largest goals that I had hoped to achieve have fallen short, although no fault of my own.

“Life is short”, they say, but I think life is really what you make of it. Sure I haven’t accomplished two key goals I had in place, but I have very few regrets of these past 25 years. I heard a very good philosophy the other day that applies very well here, and it goes something like this: Live life without regrets. A regret is something that you wish you had done, but didn’t. To live life without regrets is to take the opportunity even if nothing comes of it. Don’t live life such that have a regrets of inaction.

While I didn’t realize that concept until recently, I have noticed that over the past few years I have been living by this philosophy. The regret of not doing something is much greater than being disappointed by the results of said action. The event may not have the expected outcome, but you will never have to experience the emptiness of not at least having tried. I don’t want to live through life wondering, “What if…?”

It’s difficult to say what I expect or want to accomplish in these next 25 years, God willing. Maybe I had unrealistic goals for these last 25, or maybe the time just isn’t right yet, but I don’t plan on giving up. There is something worth fighting for, and I am going to fight for it with all my heart. The battle isn’t over yet, and today just isn’t another day. It’s a milestone of my accomplishments and stubbornness to keep on going, even when the going gets tough.

Happy Birthday to me indeed.

23 Indeed

Sunday, May 6th, 2007 @ 12:29pm

So here I am, at the ripe ol’ age of 23. Happy Birthday to me indeed. Somehow, I’ve managed to survive 23 years thus far, and I really have no idea what’s next. Where will I work? Will I get married? What am I going to do? At this point, I have no idea. So many questions remain out there unanswered, and it remains to see if those answers will be present at the time I turn 24 next year…

School’s Out!

Monday, May 15th, 2006 @ 9:12pm

Woohoo! Schools out for summer! Only one more year to go… I still have a few finals to go, it’s not really a big deal. Piano juries are over, and that’s honestly the worst part of finals.

On to other news. Summer is looking good so far. I finally got a job! It pays well, and it’s right in the computer science field too. I also recently got a letter from Samford letting me know they’re giving me a small scholarship! It’s not much but hey, it’s better than anything I’ve had before so I can’t really complain.

Also my parents said they would chip in for a Camera for my birthday. So I just recently ordered a Canon Powershot S2 IS off of Amazon.com. So I’m waiting for that to come in… I’ll be sure to post some pictures once it comes in.

Also if you’re going to be in town this summer, let me know. I’ll probably be bored and looking for things to do (when I’m not working that is…)

Another Year…

Sunday, May 7th, 2006 @ 1:38pm

So, I suppose it’s probably a good time to post how my Birthday went.

But yeah, I had a pretty good Saturday. It started off somewhat uneventful though. Woke up in the morning and tried to go get my brakes fixed, but no one was really around. Jeremy had a wedding to attend, Rick was working, and other people were just as busy as well. So I eventially called Clint to come pick me up and take me to school.

At 1 o’clock went to Brian Dilk’s senior recital. He played a really good recital, although I’m going to be sad to see him go. We’re losing a lot of seniors in the music school this year, and it’s kind of odd too because I could be graduating with them too. Anyway, after the recital was over, I got Rick and Sadie to pick up my car. Thanks guys! After that, I vacuumed my car and practiced for piano juries. Nothing real exciting.

Finally, went to school and picked up Dana for dinner. Jeremy and Kenny met us at Surin. We had a good dinner, although I wish I hadn’t picked a night when half the music school was at a formal. But I had fun with everyone that was there. After dinner, we headed back to the apartment and as seems to be tradition now, lit a cake on fire. Thankfully, no injuries from the lighting of the cake this year. Afterwards, we started to watch a movie but it got sidetracked by Mentos and Pepsi. We had the idea that it would be cool to use glowsticks in a clear drink at night and see what the effect would be. Sadly, it didn’t work out as planned but we got some good pictures! (Which I’ll post later in my comments)

So to everyone who showed up last night, or even just wished me a happy birthday at school… Thanks! I did have enjoyable 22nd, and here’s to many more!

Important Event

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006 @ 11:00am

Cake for RickSo we had Rick’s birthday party this past Monday, and I hope he enjoyed everything. Jeremy had ordered an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen, which he was trying to get them to put Jeff Gordon on the front since Rick likes Nascar, and consequently likes Jeff Gordon as well. However, apparently due to licensing issues they couldn’t actually put the number 24 on the car, but for some strange reason they could still make it look like Jeff Gordon’s car and even put Dupont on the front… like you couldn’t figure out what it was anyway. But here’s to you Rick, I hope you had a happy 19th birthday, enjoy your Seinfield!

So today half of my classes got cancelled as well. So I only had Japanese Class from 6-8 today so I got a lot of time to catch up on a lot of projects I missed out from the past two weeks. I also got my hair cut as well, although I’m not sure what to think of it at the moment. It’s really a lot shorter than I normally have it and it just doesn’t look like me at all. But I suppose it’ll grow out again with time.