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amoryburgess
17 July 2008 @ 08:50 am
stoled from vestaka

Your result for The Color Code Test...

Color Code: BLUE: The Social Butterfly

BLUE MOTIVE: Intimacy

BLUE NEEDS: To be good (morally), To be understood, To be appreciated, Acceptance.

BLUE WANTS: To reveal insecurities, Quality, Autonomy, Secuirity.

SUMMARY: Blues are motivated by altruism. They love to do nice things for others. they look for opportunites to give up something in order to bring another person happiness. selflessness rather than selfishness is their guiding philosophy. Blues seek intimacy. They want to be loved and to love. A true blue will sacrifice a successful career to improve an important relationship. Blues crave being understood. They are gratified when they are listened to, when they feel understood and appreciated. Blues may have thier hearts broken more than most people, but they also spend much more time in love. Blues are directed by a strong moral conscience. They have a moral code that guides them in their decision making, their value judgements, and their leisure time. A blue would rather lose than cheat. Ethically, blues are people who should be in positions of power, but seldom are.

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Humor: distressedblue
 
 
amoryburgess
09 June 2008 @ 11:45 pm
Yay, I ran for the first time in ... what ... 5 years.  I can only guess at that time span by the amount of dust and spider webs on my last pair of running shoes.  Since I've been playing ninja (taking jiu-jitsu classes) at the beginning of the year, I've been feeling pretty fit...I haven't been getting exhausted during class like I used to.  I've also been feeling fidgety between classes with a lot of pent up physical energy.  Once in a while, I jump into one of the weekend or morning classes, but I usually get antsy at night.  I figured I'd go take a run...and what would running be without the perfect outfit??? :p

So first stop tonight was Wal-Mart to get me a new running kit: shoes, shorts, and a shirt.  It took me like 20 minutes, but I finally settled on a lovely blue and gray sleeveless ensemble...pics not forthcoming.

Well, I got home, changed into my new gear and went for a run.  Years before when I went running, I would run for about a minute, then walk for about two minutes, and then repeat that cycle over and over till I got back home.  I had this theory when I started: since jiu-jitsu/wrestling is way harder than any other physical exercise imaginable, and I can do that for about an hour and a half, a run around the neighborhood (about 3 miles) should be a piece of cake or doable without having to stop.  Guess what...I made it all the way around the neighborhood without stopping...yay me!  Probably the first time since high-school that I've been able to do that.  And I could have kept going, but it was getting late and I didn't want to over-do it.  My heart and lungs were kinda cramping up, but they didn't give out. 

17 minutes to do 3 miles...and yeah, I spent more time shopping than running :D
 
 
Humor: chipperchipper
Muses: Journey - Don't Stop Believing
 
 
amoryburgess
21 May 2008 @ 02:51 pm
Or we will be :D

Picked up a Wii Fit at the GameStop today and it's pretty cool.  The balance board is awesome, and I'm doing pretty good on it.  According to the thing my Wii Fit age is 29 (-3 years for being in some kind of shape and having good balance).  It did say I'm overweight though, and I know that, but it's got a cool management system to monitor and regulate your progress so I set it to make me skinny in two months :D  We'll see, if the games are fun and if I don't break it before then, I'm sure that plus the jiu-jitsu class will put me in good shape in no time.

On a side note, I also got a Nintendo DS a few weeks ago and have severe nintendo thumb again (like in high school) and the time I spend sitting playing that will probably be the countermeasure to the Wii Fit.  Gotta love Nintendo!!!
 
 
Humor: bouncyfit
 
 
amoryburgess
17 May 2008 @ 05:07 am
Mmm...I know that smell...that's the smell of my tribe. Stinky, but familiar, it's a smell that lets me know  that everyone around me is looking out for me.  I first noticed this kind of tribal smell when I was a kid and my dad would take me to his workplace at the army base.  Everyone and everything there smelled like canvas, coffee, and tobacco (pipe tobacco, not those stinky chemical-laced cigarettes).  After a while I guess it seeps into your pores and becomes a part of you.  Anytime I get near the inside of a military installation, It reminds me of my dad (he's still alive BTW).

I'm starting to pick up a tribal smell of my own.  Mine comes from my jiu-jitsu class.  It smells metallic, of blood and sweat...and something else.  I'm pretty sure that "something else" is a bacteria that we've all communicated to each other.  It's on everything, my skin, my training clothes, and it doesn't come out.  I can smell it past the lavender dryer-sheet perfume and my deoderant soap.  It's a blend of smells from everyone in my class.  We sweat and bleed and hurt together and share a bond that doesn't wash away.
 
 
Humor: iratestinky
 
 
amoryburgess
07 May 2008 @ 10:31 pm
So, I've been self-medicating and treating my mild melancholy with a little bit (okay a lot) of retail therapy.  My most recent dosage consisted of a Nintendo DS Lite (black of course to suit my mood) and every Final Fantasy game available.  Oh yes...they take me back to the happy part of my childhood...high school.  I thought it sucked while I was there, but looking back, they really were some of the best times...sleep overs at friends' houses, endless gaming, movies pretty much every weekend, and no real responsibility...I think that was the big winner.  Anyway back to the DS...I finished (almost) one game: FF:Ring of Fates and started onto FFIII.  I've logged about 30 hours on the little guy...soo much fun.  One thing I've noticed is that after playing for any prolonged period of time, I will turn it off, and everything in the real world looks so much frakin' bigger.  My cereal, my computer monitor, everything.  The effect wears off after a few minutes, but it is very dramatic.  So, that's the side effect of my latest medication...the world looks a lot bigger...
 
 
Humor: curioussmall
 
 
 
amoryburgess
11 April 2008 @ 10:10 am
Meme stolen from vestaka because I thought it was cool :D
1. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (Mother and Father's middle name)
Carol Lanihuli (yuk :p)

2. NASCAR NAME: (first name of your mother's dad, father's dad)
Henry Manuel (first latino NASCAR driver!)

3. STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name)
Buram (... sounds doable :D)

4. DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
Teal Rabbit

5. SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Hulihe'enamaka'okalani Honolulu (yikes!)

6. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd fav color, fav drink, add "THE" to the beginning)
The Indigo Mist

7. FLY NAME: (first 2 letters of 1st name, last 3 letters of your last name)
Ambur (nice :D)

8. GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, fav cookie)
Chocolate Oatmeal ( XD )

9. ROCK STAR NAME: (current pets name, current street name).
Bingley Kaiao

10. STRIPPER NAME: (name of your fav perfume/cologne, fav candy)
Right Guard Rocher (I don't use cologne, just right guard :D)

11. PORN NAME: (1st pets name, street you grew up on)
Pung Panui (eek!)

 
 
amoryburgess
09 April 2008 @ 09:19 pm
Self Portraits with your nose..well my nose...hey how hard can it be if an elephant can do it...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=He7Ge7SogrkMy Turn!Collapse )
 
 
amoryburgess
21 March 2008 @ 05:21 pm
Today I got my very first sewing machine!  On sale, I got the cheapest one at WalMart for $80 :D  I only have two things on my list of stuff to make; a cosplay outfit for Kawaii Kon and tons of plushies to sell there.  For cosplay, I'm going as Shiren: The Wanderer.


Later on, I'm going to work on a steam punk pirate kit for myself.
 
 
amoryburgess
06 March 2008 @ 11:48 pm

Today, I became a man.  I changed my own spare tire for the first time :D  I drove through Halawa and I noticed a ticking noise...which I guessed was a piece of metal stuck in my tire.  It didn't go flat, so I ran an errand, got some food at the drive through and went home.  I looked at my tires and noticed a metal plate stuck on the tire, no hissing, so I thought it was just stuck in the grooves.  I got a pair of pliers and yanked it out...but to my dismay, the metal plate (about one inch square) was attached to my tire by a two inch nail...sunk straight into the tire.  As soon as I pulled it out...the hissing started.  *sigh*  I should have left it in there and gone straight to the tire shop, but I didn't think it was that bad. 

Anyway...after I got over my short-lived depression, I went back out to the car to attempt to put the spare tire on.  Now, I must admit, this is probably the first time I've ever touched the spare tire in my car.  It's a 1998 car, and it's 2008, so I'm thinking it's been in there for about 10 years.  In the past, I've driven on my rim to make it to the tire shop after I got a flat.  But seeing as I was at home, and had the time, I thought I'd do it right and actually put the spare on.  You know, they actually put a lot of tools in there with the spare...even a jack!

So I got it on, and noticed that one of my other tires looks like it's about to blow out it's sidewalls.  I could tell by the occasional one inch bump on the side.  To wrap up this already too long story quickly, I made it to the tire store, handed over $200 and got me some new tires.  Now I can drive with the confidence that the next time I get a flat, I won't leave a trail of sparks to the tire store :D

 
 
amoryburgess
04 March 2008 @ 09:08 pm

Gary Gygax. my childhood (and adulthood) hero is dead today.  A man who made his living creating games that geeks around the world have enjoyed with nothing more than pencil, paper, and some dice; oh, if only we could be so altruistic.  His is the generation of bearded hippies like Steve Wozniak who managed to make a living by making the world a better place.  I would loved to have been one of them...but I can't grow a beard :D

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He is missed.


 

....oh wait, I can grow a beard :D