It's like Simon Sez, only Simon is delivering a pizza to an office in Needless Hell from a helicopter. Oh, it's coming ... don't you worry it's coming. This I vow, sometime, somewhere, I will either get in or get out of a helicopter on campus ... or I'll have set it up to have someone else absconded with a helicopter. Watch out, I'm coming, and yes pht-al, that *is* what she said.
I found a new game ... it all started when one half of a social event ... hmm, I should explain that, alright rant one will supersede rant two ... I'll tell you about the new game in a minute. You see, MathSoc has two lovely Social Directors, and they were entertaining me. In fact I declared that they could just be a social event themselves (and the only needed item to help facilitate this event would be a video camera, and maybe some jell-o, but that's a whole other story). You have to see them to believe it, but when they're around one another ... it's like somebody tuned in late Friday night CityTV. Pure entertainment. Oh, Team Honey, you produced such sweetness. Yup, the two delectable social directors were both leaders on the team that makes things go down (just a spoonful of honey makes the sugar go down, go go Hairy Popitins).
Alright, back to my story, one half of a social event (in other words, one of my two favourite social directors) had a buzzer, you know, it had a button that you push, and when you did it went "buzz." So I put it in my mouth, then I sat on it (after taking it out of my mouth), after going through the standard subset of actions that an infant does to a toy I wondered where the buzzer came from. I was informed that it came from a game called Taboo (As opposed to where Hottie McHot-a-lot, Natalie Portman is from, Naboo, or Jerusalem, depends if your in Star Wars fantasy land or the real world). Now, I have this thing about games, I need to learn them. Particularly card games, I really like learning new card games, board games not so much ... What the hell was I talking about, oh ya, Taboo. So the game works by having a word that you have to get others to say, without using that word or any of five other specified words. You can have a lot of fun with this game if you have a dirty mind. As a couple of examples, to get people to say 'Upside-Down Cake' I said "a standing up sixty-nine and eating something that wasn't pie," and for saddle, well, let's just say it involved the previously mentioned half social event and her night time activities with her, um, riding partner. That was fun, we played for like half an hour prior to Whose Line is it Anyway.
I wonder how that event is going, it's happening right now, but I'm stuck in a boring econ class that is going over annuities and perpetuities. Damn it, this is at least the third time I've learned this crap. But I've started bringing a laptop to class so I can see the notes (all courses should put the lecture notes online) and type relevant information ... or get bored and get a head start on a Snuggles Sez ... wow, this is a week before I actually have to write this thing, that's the farthest ahead I've ever done it. I'd leave and goto the event, but he's going to hand back the midterms before the break ... Arg.
From the notes: "An annuity is a stream of constant cash flows that lasts for a fixed number of periods." Something that is a stream with constant flow that lasts for a fixed number of periods ... that just sounds wrong.
I walked into the MathSoc office and a frosh came up and hugged me, now I like hugs, ya, ya, it's true, Snuggles is snuggly. However, post-hug she asked me if I knew her name. Now many of you should know my remarkable ability to learn barely a handful of frosh names during Frosh Week, you see, I have trouble remembering things that I don't read (that's why I write everything down, if I didn't write it down, it didn't happen, thus my little black book (which is currently light blue) and my daytimer). Regardless I had no clue what her name was, but I did know what she had for lunch the day before. Yup, I'm that good. No, actually it was because I was BBQ'ing at the MathSoc office volunteers BYOB (Bring Your Own Beef) and I remember food. She had burgers, her friend (who sadly didn't hug me, this sadness is easily rectified ... if you read this column) had two veggie dogs with crumbs on them (she saved on baggies by using one for both the faux-hot dogs and the buns). Now I know their names though, and their emails (by reading the MathSoc office worker schedule I remember things and get extraneous information) ... hell, I could probably look up their student numbers if I felt like it.
I love my new hat. Last Saturday we had a leader party (A day long party actually, pot-luck picnic, followed by bowling, followed by dinner & dessert by Kenny and I). We gave out the coordinator gifts, some of which were quite amusing. My favourite is one I haven't managed to give out yet since he wasn't there and I haven't seen him yet ... but I'll tell you all about it anyway cause it was funny. It's a "Gentle Moments" CD for putting babies to sleep. It's for our most excitable volunteer who racked up a ricockulous amount of sponsorship for us. I find it very funny. And they got us gifts too. I got a chef's hat that has SSS on it (and Kenny got one that says KC), they're very cool. I wore it when I went to LCBO to pick up brandy for the flambi, the cashier there asked about it. At Sobey's (to pickup drinks and ice cream, butterscotch of course) the cashier just asked if we were university students, then asked if we were Math students ... it was quite amusing.
So it turns out that Quest won't allow you to enrol in classes you're already in. I had to enrol for the winter term and in my little plan I'm taking CS 370 and Stat 231 in both the Fall and the Winter (I'm fully prepared to fail or withdraw from those courses that annoy so many), but Quest won't let me enrol in them ... so I'm only enrolled in three courses. I only need two more to graduate (after this term), but I'm picking up another ... actually either graphics is a course I'm taking just for fun (as a 41st half credit), or it's the replacement for CS 130 which I never took, funny way to look at it eh?
The Iron Snuggles
With his Iron Fist of Justice