the Geek Chronicles

...: Random thoughts. Nonsense. Ideas. Perceptions.Observations.Life...:

Monday, September 26, 2005

'Bout BLogs


'Bout BLogs
Originally uploaded by chicanabeans.
I wonder if this blog shit is for real? I mean, is it just a fad or will it be around for a long time? Have you noticed that there are a bout billion different blog sites and another billion sites to help you BOOST the amount of traffic you get on your site? I wonder how these companies are making money. I mean, can you make money creating blog sites? Interesting. I admit, I've become insanley interested in blogging. Honestly though, I think I'm more interested in how many hits I get as opposed to who reads or comments on the blog. It's not like I'm solving cancer or curing the common cold with my blog entries. Bwawawawaawa

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Dang it!


Dang it!
Originally uploaded by chicanabeans.
I saw this movie last night. It was hillarious and touching. Everybody should go and see it. From the time the movie started, till it ended, it was non-stop entertainment. No, I don't want to admit it, but, I nearly wet myself because I was laughing my ass off so much. It was an awesome movie. I might have to put it in my category of "Favorite Flicks".

Yet again!




You Are Japanese Food



Strange yet delicious.

Contrary to popular belief, you're not always eaten raw.







You Are Somewhat Machiavellian



You're not going to mow over everyone to get ahead...

But you're also powerful enough to make things happen for yourself.

You understand how the world works, even when it's an ugly place.

You just don't get ugly yourself - unless you have to!






Your Career Type: Social



You are helpful, friendly, and trustworthy.

Your talents lie in teaching, nursing, giving information, and solving social problems.



You would make an excellent:



Counselor - Dental Hygienist - Librarian

Nurse - Parole Officer - Personal Trainer

Physical Therapist - Social Worker - Teacher



The worst career options for your are realistic careers, like truck driver or farmer.






In a Past Life...



You Were: A Diseased Beekeeper.



Where You Lived: Argentina.



How You Died: The Plague.

Gotta love these online tests




You Are Likely an Only Child



At your darkest moments, you feel frustrated.

At work and school, you do best when you're organizing.

When you love someone, you tend to worry about them.



In friendship, you are emotional and sympathetic.

Your ideal careers are: radio announcer, finance, teaching, ministry, and management.

You will leave your mark on the world with organizational leadership, maybe as the author of self-help books.







You Are 50% Weird



Normal enough to know that you're weird...

But too damn weird to do anything about it!






You are Agonistic



You're not sure if God exists, and you don't care.

For you, there's no true way to figure out the divine.

You rather focus on what you can control - your own life.

And you tend to resent when others "sell" religion to you.





Your Personality Is


Rational (NT)




You are both logical and creative. You are full of ideas.

You are so rational that you analyze everything. This drives people a little crazy!



Intelligence is important to you. You always like to be around smart people.

In fact, you're often a little short with people who don't impress you mentally.



You seem distant to some - but it's usually because you're deep in thought.

Those who understand you best are fellow Rationals.



In love, you tend to approach things with logic. You seek a compatible mate - who is also very intelligent.



At work, you tend to gravitate toward idea building careers - like programming, medicine, or academia.



With others, you are very honest and direct. People often can't take your criticism well.



As far as your looks go, you're coasting on what you were born with. You think fashion is silly.



On weekends, you spend most of your time thinking, experimenting with new ideas, or learning new things.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Corpse Bride


Corpse Bride
Originally uploaded by chicanabeans.
I saw this yesterday. It was really good. Surprised as I was that the movie had an actual plot. BUT, more importantly, the animation and the characters are done amazingly well. There's music, comedy, drama and the usual Tim Burton weird stuff. Check it out. You may say that the Nightmare Before Christmas is better, and I would agree, but this one comes close to beating the Christmas one. Tim Burton is definitely some kind of genius.

Angry bean


Angry bean
Originally uploaded by chicanabeans.
Tell me that isn't a sight to be seen? Wonder if I can market the Angry Bean. T-shirts, mugs, stickers! Just imagine. A world filled with angry beans.

93


93
Originally uploaded by chicanabeans.
I would give up all worldy posessions for just a minute with this nice piece of A$$! I kid you not. Please just try meeeeeeee! GO COLTS!

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Another fine game!


Chargers lose (AGAIN)
No, I am not a BOLTS fan. You may ask, why do are you commenting on them then. Well, I am from San Diego, and I do actually care if the teams from my hometown succeed. The earth hasn't stopped spinning on its axis because they lost, but what I have to say about them is important. They, the Chargers, are (0-2) right now. They should be (2-0). The last two games were lost in the 4th quarter and within the last few minutes of the ballgame. The Chargers shot themselves in the food (again). Was last year just a fluke? Possibly. But I doubt it. Ultimately, the Chargers will lose games from making stupid mistakes and making bad calls. They have all the potential in the world, as proven from last year. Will they win next week? Let's hope so, or else the city of San Diego will feel like they have for many years. Like LOSERS!
Colts win (barely)
My Colts won today. Barely! I can't believe that they only scored a measely 10 points. One hopes that is no indication as to what the season has in store for us. A win is a win, so I'll take it anyway that I can. GO COLTS!

Holy Guacamole!


I can NOT believe it, nor do I condone the fact that I haven't bothered with this blog in a hundred years. Have I intended on blogging, sure. Have I? Nope! The whole idea of blogging and confessing your inner most thoughts and confessions(?) is really cool. So why haven't I done so in months? Do you really want to know? I'm a lazy, lazy, lazy person. I used to have ambition and used to be motivated to do a lot of stuff. Who can I blame for this lack of effort? I'd like to say old age, but I'm not old enough to use that excuse. Yes, it's merely laziness and an unwillingness to put out much effort. Will I be better? I may and I may not. Do I care? Surely not, I mean, being such a wild and vivacious woman, do you honestly think I have time for this? Who am I kidding, I haven't had a life since the day I turned 21 and got so drunk that I couldn't function for 4 days. VIVA LOS MARGARITAS! I swear those margaritas were so huge at Chevy's that it looked like a birdbath. But, I digress. Okay,well anyways, it's time for me to bust a move.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Huff!

What day is it?
I thought I'd get around to
this blog more often...

OOPS...It's only been a week...It could be worse .

So what's new in tha 619?

  • Took the CSET last Saturday and I am hoping for the last time. Remind me again why I am going through the headaches for a measely 30g's teaching job? Oh that's right, the kids!
  • I need a new job. Yeah, okay, the one I have has its' perks, but there aren't enough to keep me satisfied. It seems like I get opportunities, but something always happens to ruin my options. Blah!
  • So you heard that the king of late night died right? Poor Johnny Carson. I don't remember the guy other than what I saw about him on t.v clips. I was too young to stay up during his late night reign. I've also heard some shitty things about the guy. Why is it that once you drop dead, kick the bucket, meet your matchmaker, people start talking about how great of a person you were? I hope when I hit the bricks, that people have good stuff to say about me, not cause I'm dead, but cause they really mean it.

  • After doing a system restore on my computer, (f*@**&#&!!! computer) I lost all of my music files!!! I was so pissed...So, I had to go and find some new beats. I mixed a r&b/rap cd that I'm jammin to right now.
  • Guess what!? The joyous rain is coming back to San Diego. Apparently, it's coming this way tommorow and this weekend. I thought we were over this crap. Listen, we live in America's Finest City. That means, sun year round and we don't f**&()(!# with weather that belongs in Portland. SO much for the damned sun!
  • A buddy of mine put my computer chair together. I think my thighs are too fat for this chair. That's embarrassing. I only bought the chair like a month ago and just got around to getting it assembled. I wonder how long a $50 chair lasts?



What else? Hmmm...

I'm sure I'll find something to scowl about...

Stay tuned!



Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Hack hack hack!

According to Pollen.com if you have allergies, as I do, you will be SUFFERING MISERABLY for the next few days. Thanks to the inordinate amount of rain that has caused plants to go into full-on bloom and not to mention molds, as well as pollen that are making allergy sufferers like myself feel like hell!

So,
if you're in my situation,
grab your claritin, allegra, or benadryl
and start the anihistamine binge!
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I don't know how many fellow educators are out there in blog-land, but if you're like me, you have been studying for another test that supposedly measures our smarts. For the past month, I have been living in CSET hell studying and studying for a test that doesn't measure my ability to teach, but rather if I am a good test taker, as well as my long term memory skills. IF, you have any sense, you will stay in the state that you live in and get your credentials to teach there, of IF, you're in CA, you will move to another state. Ever since that moron G.W.Bush passed that No Child Left Behind Act, schools, teachers, educators throughout the state of CA are rushing to fix the unfixable. If poor peforming schools were capable of remedying their academic woes, don't you think they would have done so already? Ultimately, poor performing schools (ie. tests) are blaming teachers and principals for the fact that Johnny, Mary and Bobby can't score high enough to impress the bigwigs. When are the teachers/principals not held accountable, and the parents are? When is the state held accountable for the lack of funding and supplies? Let's not even touch the issues of economic woes, as well as language barriers that a good percentage of CA students are faced with. What a vicious cycle. It'll never end. All of this for 30 grand a year.



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If you're not from San Diego,Detroit, or any of the other highly populated Iraqi communities, you are probably not aware of the fact that Iraqi Americans are going in droves to vote in the upcoming elections in Iraq. Um, I'm not quite sure, why that is. If they live in the USA, why are they voting for government officials in Iraq? I mean, since when did Vietnamese Americans vote for the next socialist leader in Vietnam? Have you heard of Mexican, Peruvian or Russian citizens living in the USA voting for their next president? Now, I understand that there are Americans living and working in other countries that vote for the president here, but isn't that different? Is it that these Iraqis intend on moving back to Iraq? If they don't plan to, they why do they care? Are they allowed to do so because this is the first democratic type of election in Iraq? I'm bewildered. Just a little food for thought


Friday, January 14, 2005

Friday Night Loser



So, yeah I'm home on a frickin Friday night, watching my life pass me by when I'm crusing the net and stumbled upon this really cool website with great T-Shirts called T-ShirtsHumor.com. They have the coolest T-shirts that I've seen on the web in awhile and their hillarious. Why I'm busy researching T-shirts on a Friday night is my BUSINESS, but check it out. Their pretty funny. http://www.t-shirtshumor.com
.:Oh Yeah:.
How come I never realized how funny that satirical newspaper , The Onion - America's Finest New Soure is? Holy smokes. I mean, I had heard about it before, but I didn't realize that reading that would nearly split my pants apart. If you're into satire, that's the definitely the places for you to check out. http://www.theonion.com

Another place that you might be interested in for witty sarcastic satirical nonsense is the latino based Pocho.com site. Most of it is news based on what is happening here in the good Ole USA with a lil Latino twist, not to mention a bit of a bite. http://www.pocho.com