Sunday, September 18, 2011

Positives Sun Sep 4-Sat Sep 17, 2011

*Ate at Tai Pan, Green Elephant, and China Delight restaurants for the first time.

*Finished watching Ano Hina and A Channel anime series. Ano Hina is on my all time favorite list.

*Purchased Star Wars Trilogy on VHS. I wanted the originals. No Greedo shooting his gun. I also purchased the Star Wars Saga Blu Ray.

*Played Race To The Galaxy board game for the first time.

*Purchased a new pair of shoes for the winter and rainy days.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

My Life Separated By The Presidents Of The United States Of America Part 2

I shared random events, moments, accomplishments, mistakes, successes, and failures in my life during President Ronald Regan’s term on Sunday June 5, 2011. I continue sharing my life during President George H.W. Bush.

President George H.W. Bush (1989-1993): Still Too Conservative

“Read my lips, no new taxes.” --President George H.W. Bush

The George H.W. Bush administration had no affect on me personally. I still had Ronald Regan in me. I continued to behave like a goody two-shoes. I concentrated most of my time on school work and tests. I had a few high school moments. Regardless, I failed to spend more time being a teenager. I failed to act, behave, and think like a teenager. I failed to make mistakes—good mistakes to learn life lessons. My sophomore year was the most active for better or for worse.

*If my high school offered comeback student of the year awards, I won the award. I had a bad academic year in my sophomore year. I received four A’s and two B’s in my junior year spring semester. What a turnaround. In all honestly, I didn’t deserve the high grades because the teachers were easy going by giving big grading curves. Blackford was closing due to the recession. The district gave the students bonus three day weekends. The teachers scrambled their lesson plans to make sure the required material was taught.

*I cheated on my first essay exam in high school. I told my English I instructor I was sick yesterday and I missed the review for To Kill A Mockingbird. I asked him to take the exam another day. He accepted. I managed to get a copy of the questions. I studied the questions the night before the make up exam. I scored an A.

*My first semester at San Jose State was too easy. It gave me a false sense college was easy—easier than some of my high school classes. I remember my brother stayed up late night finishing his homework while I slept.

*I wore stonewash black and white jeans, Nike basketball white and gray high top shoes, and a short-sleeve white button down shirt with black rectangle shapes on my first day of my freshmen year.

*My first girlfriend and my first kiss took place in my freshmen year. She was in eighth grade.

*The PE teacher put me at lead off when we played softball because of my fast speed to outrun ground balls for infield hits. I had a slump I failed to reach base for days. One day, the instructor said if I didn’t get a hit, I had to run a mile the next day. I got a hit. What a relief.

*My family and I watched our first San Francisco Giants baseball game. The opponent was the Philadelphia Phillies. Will Clark hit his first career grand slam. The Phillies’ manager and starting pitcher were ejected. The “big daddy” Rich Reuschel was the winning pitcher.

*One flag football game the instructor randomly picked teams. My team and the opponent’s team were unbalanced. We were the underdogs as if we played in the NFL. The game was close most of the time because I scored all the touchdowns. The opponent double covered me and eventually we lost the game by a landslide.

*I scored an 86 the first time on my driving test.

*I played role playing games for the first time: Shadowrun in my sophomore year and Robotech in my senior year.

*The PE locker rooms offered limited 16oz sodas for $.50. One of my friends had PE before lunch hour. I told him to get me a soda for lunch because the days were hot.

*Operation Desert Storm took place when I was a junior. I heard about it watching the news. I called a friend to tell him we attacked Iraq. He said a passerby in the park told him.

My history instructor played taped NBC nightly newscasts to teach us the Iraq War.

*Entertainment time. TV shows worth mentioning: The Simpsons and Married With Children. Movies I watched on opening night: Batman and Ghostbusters II. I watched a live performance of Madonna on cable in my uncle’s house. The live audio broadcast on radio bleeped out the profanity and the live cable didn’t.

*Every two weeks I skipped a class to attend a group meeting with my fellow classmates discussing how to prevent teenage drinking with a counselor. The meeting took place for six weeks during my sophomore year. The group got along really well. There was a connection, a chemistry as if we could have been friends if we stayed together.

The group meeting ended because there was confusion. The counselor ran the meetings as if we were alcoholics. The meetings were actually AA meetings to help us stop drinking. We were not alcoholics.

*My family went to Knott’s Berry Farm and Universal Studios. We saw the Phantom Of The Opera.

*The Loma Preta earthquake took place on October 17, 1989. I was a sophomore studying Algebra I in my room. I ran under my door frame for cover.

*I was a freshmen when Pan America Flight 103 from London to New York crashed in Lockerbie. A bomb in the forward cargo-hold blew up the front section. I never realized I experienced terrorism at such a young age.

*I parked at the San Jose State park & ride shuttle in my first semester. I parked at the seventh street parking garage Tuesday afternoons and Fridays.

*I never went to my junior and senior proms. I don’t regret missing the proms.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Positives Wed Aug 24-Sat Sep 3, 2011

*Purchased my first LivingSocial Deal which was 50% one car wash.

*Finished customizing my smart phone Droid x2.

*Played Amorica card game for the first time.

*Four years late. Started and finished the video game Portal.

*Ate a hot dog at Wienerschnitzel. I don’t know the last time I ate at Wienerschnitzel. I upgraded to 100% beef.

*Uploaded Anime Expo 2011 cosplay pics

*Rearranged my room donating used clothing and throwing away junk.

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