Moon Alone than a Gunman

Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at 3:14 PM | Filed under

I stayed home sick today. I think I caught whatever it was Stephanie was complaining about.

I learn that my computer can recognize the voice. You know voice recognition? It's pretty cool. They can recognize almost anything I say. It's not perfect, though. I just need to train it a little bit more. I do that by reading paragraphs it gives me, then it figures out my speech patterns from that. It's really neat. I'm using it to write this web log right now.

Sometimes, I can just hum into the microphone, and it'll translate what I hum into nonsensical text. For example, "moon alone than a gunman that the noon and are met and never a good climber a clay clay and render an FBI Mayo."

Just a Haunter

Saturday, September 25, 2004 at 12:57 PM | Filed under

Today, I went to Toys "R" Us for a Pokémon-related event.

Before I left, I was afraid that there would only be little kids who didn't know how to battle or do anything. I was also afraid that there would be nobody else there to battle.

So we got there at 9:30. The first 50 people to get there got a free Pokémon poster! There were only six people there. I got four posters!

Mostly, what we did was trade and battle. Some of the others also played a demo of the new trading card game, but I wasn't very interested. I never was interested in the card game.

I was more interested in trading than battling. I traded with Ace, Sparky, Lee, Brisa, Dayne, and Jeremy. (I'm certain that many of those names are not real.) I talked to Ace the most. He traded me a Gastly to keep! Jeremy was the Toys "R" Us employee who had a Game Boy that he used to trade Pokémon to us. We were all expecting a rare Pokémon like Jirachi or Celebi, but all I got from him was a Haunter (which immediately evolved into a Gengar).

Dayne was the only adult there (besides Jeremy, but it was his job to be there), and Brisa was the only girl there who had a game. Ace's sister Kaylee was there too, but she didn't have the game. She played an emulation on her computer. Sparky was Ace's friend, and he was a bit bizarre. Lee was very slow at making decisions at trading.

Something worth noting (that most of the readers here won't care about anyway) is that Ace helped me get a Ditto onto my Ruby game. Now I can breed my male Sceptile and get baby Treecko! "It doesn't matter that he's male anymore...Ditto's available for prostitution!" is a sentence that came up today.

I battled Ace twice, but he pretty much only used legendary Pokémon, and they're really hard to beat, so I lost both battles. Oh well. He had a Jirachi and a Deoxys! I want those! He wouldn't trade them.

So it was a pretty neat day. The event "officially" ended at 11:30, but most of us stayed until about 12:15.

My Sister, the Horse

Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 2:56 PM | Filed under

Yesterday, Stephanie joined my walking class. You see, her schedule got all screwed up and stuff, so now she has the same walking class as I do. So now the class has at least 44 students. Yikes. That's so many people that they technically split the class into halves. Mr. Wirtz keeps the first half of the alphabet, and Mrs. Oard joined us, and she has the second half of the alphabet. Unfortunately, they used the last names, so Stephanie's in my half of the class. Regardless, the two halves of the classes will go to the same places at the same time—we'll walk together. I wish I were in Mrs. Oard's group. She's a nice ol' lady. If the same could be said for Mr. Wirtz, it would be a very awkward statement, and I still wouldn't choose to be in his class anyway.

Today was an assembly to kick off Homecoming. Stephanie told me beforehand that she was going to be in it. There was this one part when the horse mascot came running into the gym, and I saw a bunch of Stephanie-hair-colored hair sticking out the back of the head of the costume. I immediately thought "Stephanie's hair" and realized that Stephanie was in the costume. I had doubts when I saw that the person inside the costume was too short for it—the fabric on the legs was crumpled together because it was too long. Stephanie always has huge 18-inch heels or something....... anyhoo, she confirmed to me on the bus that it was in fact her who was in the horse costume. Hmmm.

Back to School

Friday, September 3, 2004 at 4:03 PM | Filed under

Yesterday was the first day of school. I was disappointed that not many of my friends were in any of my classes or lunches or anything.

Stephanie goes to my school now. I sometimes see her before third period. It's weird that she goes to my school. It's annoying riding the bus with her. Apparently, Cory is in the same Chemistry class as Stephanie.

In American Sign Language (ASL), the teacher, Ms. Brinkley, is deaf, so we have an interpreter in the class, at least for a little while. She taught us a game called the Elephant Game. Yesterday, I got to be the pointer! Everybody said I was tricky! And I was! I was trying to be tricky! And today, I won the game!

Tomorrow, Stephanie's inviting seven people over to watch movies. Her party is lasting for nine hours. I think Stephanie's laughter meter will increase during those nine hours, and so will her voice-coarseness meter.