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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby kellsbells » Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:18 am UTC

It's been a long day of ups and downs.

Low: Unexpectedly horrible US Government test

High: Sudden breakthrough in song writing (which is actually a class!)

Low: Accidentally missing a surprise birthday party that involved flashlight tag and other XKCD fans.

High: Destroying everyone at Monopoly.

Low: Realizing that some of my college decisions will come on my birthday...
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby Savoy_Truffle » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:09 am UTC

Low: Learning that my director (one of my favorite people in the world) is concerned about my sanity.

High: CAFFEINE, CAFFEINE, CAFFEINE, CAFFEINE, CAFFEINE, HAHA, SINGING, YAY, SOMEHOW MY INHIBITIONS ARE GONE, PERSON I LIKE IS SOOO CUTE, I SWEAR I'VE NEVER TASTED ALCOHOL, JUST CAFFEINE, CAFFEINE, ONLY ABOUT THREE OR FOUR TIMES A YEAR, BUT SOOOOO GOOOD.

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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby wing » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:15 am UTC

High: Scheduling a round of face-time with the girlfriend. Finally. It's been 7 long, painful months without...

Low: Attempting to translate that schedule into actual transportation, and realizing that between us, we can't afford it right now.
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby ducknerd » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:36 am UTC

High: Spring break!
High: Saw a musical
High: Singing loudly and terribly to old songs while kicking ass at F-Zero
High: Exercise bikes actually have a purpose in the world; a cure for cabin fever
Low: I'm having an awfully hard time finding a low. Well, school was a waste of time. I can call that a low. I guess.

But no, awesome day.
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby Benny the Bear » Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:36 pm UTC

High: Adding a basic understanding of XML to my programming knowledge.
Low: Feeling drowsy all day, and finding out my mate might not be able to hang out this (long) weekend because he's just been grounded.

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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby mrorange » Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:41 am UTC

High: its spring break and about damn time, everyone was getting REALLY antsy. finally got to where we were going
low: that airplane scum feeling you get all over your skin from flying and the planes being too hot and the seats being too small. on vacation with my father... yeah...
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby ducknerd » Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:37 am UTC

High and low: I just heard a talk from Dahr Jamail (independent news reporter, pretty much goes out on his own to report on Iraq, get testimonials). It was very politically motivated, but the guy really knew his subject and had all his sources in order; I only doubt a couple things he said, and the interwebs are proving me wrong. It's also pretty much one of the most horrifying things I've heard in a while; lots of really frightening stuff about army bureaucracy and downright sadistic policy. Now I'm making pancakes, though I don't think I'm going to be able to enjoy them.
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby mrorange » Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:05 am UTC

even though its tomorrow and almost the next day, i was the post before last, and i know the previous poster irl... DONT LET THIS THREAD DIE, i lurve it... where's delalyra, she was one of my favorite regulars in here

High: got to drive the rental, new cars are fun :) got surprise ice cream cake for my birthday tomorrow, got silly putty (!) went and saw the college at ashland (oregon) it was pretty nice/interesting.
low: dad being bitchy, for a moment there, but what else is new
otherwise a great day :) on vacation... :?: i know right?
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby scowdich » Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:27 am UTC

High: Open House went wonderfully, Tesla coil worked perfectly, got an award, etc.
Super-awkward low: During Open House, a few of us were quoting one of the Powerthirst commerials at each other (search YouTube if you're not familiar). Specifically, one of us started with "If God gives you lemons..." with the other 3 replying (in a near-shout) "YOU FIND A NEW GOD!"...just as a guy rolls past the door in a wheelchair.

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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby thecommabandit » Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:42 am UTC

Low: Getting up at twenty-past seven thinking it was twenty-past eight, which was when I was supposed to get up.
High: Using the free time in the morning to discover that the government HAVE gone through with their numerous promises to give me money for doing non-compulsory education. £20 a week! Think of the possibilities...

Anyone know who's on the £20 note? Apart from the Queen obviously.
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby Delalyra » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:27 pm UTC

mrorange wrote:where's delalyra, she was one of my favorite regulars in here

*raises hand* here! I still read it, I just don't post as much, for whatever reason.

Uhh, so..

High: Boyfriend's on spring break, whee!
Low: I have to write a paper on Augustine's philosophy before I can see said boyfriend again.

High: But I get to see him tomorrow, so it's okay! *giddy*
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby ducknerd » Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:41 am UTC

High: Brawl is fun, especially the co-op. I think we're more than halfway through already.
High: Giant Smarties!
Low: Funny feeling in my stomach, funny feeling in my head. The former is probably the smarties, the other is probably me getting used to the idea of not having something to do.

EDIT: Low: Funny head-and-stomach feelings turned into vomiting about 3 hours later. Gonna lay low for a few days...
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby shifty eyes » Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:49 am UTC

Highs: Cooking my own dinner for the first time in months. Helping my little sister w/ her chem homework.
Low: Realizing just how short my spring break is and just how much work I have to do over it.

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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby tin » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:49 am UTC

High: Discovering some new tricks on Photoshop this morning. Also, the epic sarnie i've made for lunch, which I predict will be another highlight of today.

Low: Being ignored by the only "friends" you've made in a new city. Man, I LOVE loneliness.
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby bridge » Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:48 pm UTC

High: 13:37, any day of the year!
Low:When the alarm rings at 7:15...
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby Zohar » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:19 pm UTC

Low: I have to go to reserves tonight. That means I can't go on the date I was supposed to have and I haven't seen the guy in a week and a half. :-( This really sucks. I don't see how anything very good can come out of today...

High: Nothing really... I left work early because I'll be leaving later tonight?
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby odayjuarez » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:37 pm UTC

High: Meeting (and talking to) an incredibly smart, quirky, beautiful girl in the CS department labs of all places.

Low: Asking her out, only to discover that she's not into guys. :(
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby mrorange » Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:56 am UTC

high: got to go skiing at mt bachelor in oregon. it was kinda windy with snow so that like... hurt, but that meant there was fresh cover for the whole day and not very many people were there. ALSO they use RFID chips (or similar technology) in their passes so you just move the card (or in this case my arm, cause it was in a pocket on the sleeve of my coat) past a little thingie and then it beeps and lets you through. pretty neat.
low: i hurt everywhere now, also, being very confused/conflicted about girls (strictly internally, and multiple separate instances, not like there are two girls im deciding about or playing or something stupid like that. im trying to make this not sound like that but it does, but i swear its not, its just me talking to myself, this parenthetical is now officially about five times longer than the actual statement)
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby Jessica » Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:50 pm UTC

Low: hearing a horrible horrible grinding noise coming from my car while I was driving.
High: Finding out it's just a small piece of the frame in the wheelwell which was touching the wheel and causing the noise. A simple twist and the piece of plastic was ripped off. No more grinding and no mechanic needed!!
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby slaxor » Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:15 pm UTC

High: I just found this: http://www.freeallegiance.org

low: The only thing that comes to mind is my grandpa, and that's a bit too low

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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby ducknerd » Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:12 am UTC

High: Went swimming, talked in a coffeehouse with a cab driver who tried to convince me that the federal income tax is equivalent to serfdom and that current government actions are parallel to the Communist Manifesto.

No lows yet.
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby margeman2k3 » Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:07 am UTC

High: none
Low: spending the whole day studying for the damn SOA exam

yeah, my day really sucked...

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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby Delalyra » Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:42 pm UTC

Yesterday:
High: Epic win and boyfriend. And owning at dvorak. Mostly.
Low: being trolled for being a vegetrian, if only in jest, was still...offensive.

Today:
High: making my own slice-and-bake cookies, since pillsbury NOW SLICES THEM FOR YOU LOLWTF.
Low: Boyfriend's leaving. Spring Break should have a sequel.
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby Dr. Canadian Ninja » Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:53 pm UTC

High: N+. A little overpriced for a cheap game whose predecessor came free, but the multiplayer is worth it and the new levels are great and I'm rusty so I have to learn to do it all over again and it's a damn hard game and, and, and... That high's going to take a while to get off. I love deceptively simple games.

Low: Spring Break ends today and I have a bit of reading left to do.
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby wst » Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:23 pm UTC

High: Getting home.
Low: Car dying 150 miles from home. Possibly permanently. Stupid Lambda sensor messing up the air/fuel ratio, causing the engine to overheat and seize, also losing all of the coolant in the process (boiled away). Yah, shit; And it was on an A road and people were trying to crash into it.

Another high: laughing at drivers who obviously cannot say their ABC's. Absolute scum of the earth who don't deserve cars, jobs, the air they breath. They can keep their shitty food though.
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby Socal Swimmer » Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:46 pm UTC

high- sleeping until 11:30, then eating eggs. Listening to nine inch nails for the second day in my life.

low- my friend is going through a lot of crap. Also, this girl i like (who says she likes me but isn't ready for a relationship because her dad died 6 months ago) has been taking a long time to text me back, if she does at all. All because i have been texting her back too quickly? like i think about her too much. gah why can't girls make sense.
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby turnip » Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:36 pm UTC

Low: Early this morning (like 2:00), my friend was really upset over boy issues, so she came over and I tried to cheer her up.
High: We went to Denny's around 3:00 and hung out there and I succeeded in cheering her up. :D Then we were both happy.

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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby SecondTalon » Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:50 pm UTC

Socal Swimmer wrote:Also, this girl i like (who says she likes me but isn't ready for a relationship because her dad died 6 months ago) has been taking a long time to text me back, if she does at all. All because i have been texting her back too quickly? like i think about her too much. gah why can't girls make sense.



Maybe she's like me and irrationally snarls any time the phone does something (Like ring, or in the case of a cellphone, get a text or try to tell me that it's battery is low) and contemplates just smashing the damned thing on the ground so as to be free of the burden of dealing with the stupid communications device that you have for some damned reason even though you sure as hell don't want to talk to anyone or make it any easier for them to contact you.

Or maybe I'm projecting and she just types slow. Those little keypad things are annoying.
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby morag » Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:53 pm UTC

Low: The twins seemed to scream for most of the morning (they are full of cold, and what do you do when you're a poorly 2 year old - you bash your sibling, because they are taking up room on Mummy's lap, when you need all of it, because you're not well).

High: Had a productive chat with my little sister about some big decisions, which made me feel better.

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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby ducknerd » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:22 am UTC

Low: Strange and unpleasant battles with my own psyche
Low: Realized a friend of mine and I haven't been in authentic "contact" since we were about 15.
High: Small filthy children who were happy to see me.
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby hotaru » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:36 am UTC

high: freezing my ass off on a 3 hour hike.
low: starting to watch a movie with my brother and some friends after being told it's the best movie ever and realizing about half a minute into it that it sucks so bad i could not continue watching it.

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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby Torvaun » Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:01 am UTC

hotaru wrote:low: starting to watch a movie with my brother and some friends after being told it's the best movie ever and realizing about half a minute into it that it sucks so bad i could not continue watching it.

That sounds remarkably like judging a book by its cover. Mind if I ask what movie?
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby margeman2k3 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:32 am UTC

high: finally finding meaning in my beliefs
low: learning that by losing my gf to some religion she only heard of last week

wow... my days keep getting worse and worse...
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby Socal Swimmer » Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:15 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
Socal Swimmer wrote:Also, this girl i like (who says she likes me but isn't ready for a relationship because her dad died 6 months ago) has been taking a long time to text me back, if she does at all. All because i have been texting her back too quickly? like i think about her too much. gah why can't girls make sense.



Maybe she's like me and irrationally snarls any time the phone does something (Like ring, or in the case of a cellphone, get a text or try to tell me that it's battery is low) and contemplates just smashing the damned thing on the ground so as to be free of the burden of dealing with the stupid communications device that you have for some damned reason even though you sure as hell don't want to talk to anyone or make it any easier for them to contact you.

Or maybe I'm projecting and she just types slow. Those little keypad things are annoying.


hahaha.

That is a definite possibility. Its actually way more likely than anything i have come up with.

Though looking at it like a power battle is way more exciting. haha.
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby elminster » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:19 am UTC

High: Enjoying life's pleasures.
Low: Realising that I'm doing the above too much recently. My integrity is failing, by far worse than ever before.
Low: Sleep, as usual. It's 7am, I still don't feel mildly tired. :?
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby Delalyra » Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:37 pm UTC

High: Ohmigod, my school's selling Gavin DeGraw tickets!
Low: I have no money and no friends to go with.
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby Jessica » Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:06 pm UTC

God, I wish there was a high point yet.
I'm at work, I have a throat cold, and we're getting hammered with calls, so I'm going to be spending 8 hours talking on the phone.
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby hotaru » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:46 pm UTC

Torvaun wrote:
hotaru wrote:low: starting to watch a movie with my brother and some friends after being told it's the best movie ever and realizing about half a minute into it that it sucks so bad i could not continue watching it.

That sounds remarkably like judging a book by its cover. Mind if I ask what movie?

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The basic premise, as some have commented, has potential. I'm an actor and the friend I saw it with is a musician. We both love music and I'll be right there cheering anything that heralds the transformative power of art. Unless said piece of art was itself crap. This was.

I don't think the director, writers, or editor knew what exactly they wanted this film to be. Is it three stories (of prodigy, mother, and father) which we watch simultaneously and see them drawn together? Is it the story of this child's genius? Is it a story of the power of music? It is attempting to be all of these, without ever succeeding. The primary problem is the script, which perhaps (to give screenwriters credit) was edited severely. Nothing is ever shown, it's told to you. We don't see the magical night Lila and Louis spend together, we merely here her say "It was the best night of my life." We see no backstory on Evan/August's life at this orphanage--we're just made to believe that his educational and social development was put on hold for 11 years. Really, he's NEVER seen a music staff before? Strange that an orphanage that lacking could afford to dress him so well. What finally made him decide to run away? Nothing had changed for him, nothing had changed with his parents to "draw" him to them. He did it, you know, just cause. I don't want to give anything away, in case for some insane reason you want to see it, so I'll only go into the story problems in the first 15 minutes.

The actors were trying their hearts out--except Robin Williams, whom I normally love but found false and unsatisfying--and in some cases were able to overcome the material and give fairly good performances(Terence Howard, Kerri Russell). Freddie Highmore is cute, but is really called upon to do little more than look glowingly happy while playing music and sad while thinking about his parents. The kid's pretty talented, how about we give him a freaking CHARACTER to play rather than an amalgam of heart-warming looks.

The attempt is noble, I suppose, but unfortunately my recommendation is to stay far, far away.

another comment on imdb wrote:I am writing this as an alternate viewpoint to the praise heaped on this film over these pages. Bottom line, the film is inoffensive, but really not very substantive entertainment-wise or message-wise. It starts with a CGI treatment of a wheat field on the opening credits, which looks distractingly silly. It weakly conveys that the main character (a boy named Evan Taylor) believes he has some kind of control over the field, but it falls short of the intended correlation to his sensation of "music everywhere" which is better illustrated later in the film. The story set up is VERY slow and heavy-handed in establishing Evan's beliefs about one day finding his parents. Only half way through the film does there begin to be any appreciable progress with regard to the plot. Sure, things happen to the characters, but nothing really connects the audience to their emotion.

On the positive side, Robin Williams appears in this film in a role that is suited for him and that he plays in a restrained and powerful way. His character is the least trite, although you can somewhat "see him coming" from the moment he enters. Another highlight is the character of "Arthur X" a child musician who basically drives the plot forward all on his own for most of the second act. One senses that this actor Leon G. Thomas is capable of much more than the "official black ghetto kid" dialog he is given. Terrence Howard turns in an elegant performance with his portrayal of a caring social worker. Overall, the film doesn't require a *little* imagination or suspension of disbelief, it requires whole re-calibrations of reality from scene to scene. Not that you would think it's true-to-life, but it doesn't even make sense within its own parameters. Lastly, the music is all over the place thematically, stylistically and not cohesively or meaningfully - although there are some great players performing. An interesting concept for a film, but I found nothing to take away from it. If you want to see a feel-good film in this genre done correctly, check out Serendipity.

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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby ducknerd » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:37 am UTC

Low: I am NOT ready for school to have started again. I don't want to go back into Robot Mode.
Low: Odd compulsions. See yesterday's post.
High: Vapid television shows. And knitting.
High: Meeting all my classmate buddies again and realizing that I truly missed them.
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Re: High and low point of your day

Postby Pirate.Bondage » Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:34 pm UTC

High: I got my password for ClassRoll finally!
Low: I has to work today.
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