Monday, April 21, 2008

College life in the small L.

So I figured since Marvin is putting up all sorts of weird pictures of her innerds, I may as well type a few jots about life in Logan. Most podunk students use facebook for all their online-journaling/stalking needs, but to follow the trend of this family, I'll comply to the blogger.

Most of these photos will be snagged from my facebooking.

This was our first attempt of boomeranging. The aggie A and American flag counteract the aussieness of the pic. I'll put in some pictures and video regarding the boomers in another blog.


Baby-sitting WingMan at the lake - Spring Break.


This was at a Ward Prayer. We played a song together and all (except WingMan) dressed up. Spike and I played guitar, Dan on the harmonica, Rich (brown suit) played the tin whistle, and Wing spoke the lyrics in his deep voice. We're supposed to get ready a little somethin'-somethin' for the upcoming talent show...


My buddy Scott Klein and I played in a wee tennis tourney last semester before the snow hit. We lost.


I had just bowled a 160+ at the lanes. Mandy started this weekly bowling night of which I am typically the champion. Last week, I threw down a 167 with the two-finger spin.

This was a girls soccer game that we got duded up for. Face-paint and sombreros made a difference in the second half - if we'd arrived earlier, we could have guaranteed a win.


This was a 70's party at my buddy Blake's (he's in the yellow sweater) house.


Bowling night - that's Patrick (Patty-cakes) on the left. My shirt says, "This is how I roll".


Building a computer - that's an ASUS videocard I'm putting in on the top, and I'm showing off the guts of the beast on the bottom - an Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 3.0 ghz processor. Notice that we had to upgrade the power converter, which is what's about to fall off the box.

Old Main Hill - we built some sleds using some DI skis and some old kitchen swivle chairs. I'm on the front about to go 6' in the air, and Dan's on the back. Kyle is in the background taking pictures from the otherside.

So there you have it - incase you've been wondering what the life of a nerd in college is all about. I'm probably getting worse grades than I should for this nonsense, but I'll graduate.

Boomerang Club...

So I've got back into somewhat of my Austral-asian roots and have become the Vice-President (we call it Vice-Bundy) of the newly founded USU Boomerang Club. Included are some nonsensical pictures (and maybe videos - once I get the hang of the blogspotter) of our weekly throwing, manufacturing, broken 'rangs, funerals for broken 'rangs, and of course - the sweatshop where we make the boomers.

Nate is our Ballistics Coordinator - he's incharge of making sure people get hurt. Notice the boomer he has has been through some rough days - we've been working on repairing them. We've broke a good 30 or more.

Spike's the President (Chief Bundy) - and he's also our teacher. I'll go recruit and direct them to Spike - some of the people we've found are naturals, catching a 'rang within their first fifteen minutes.

When we throw on Wednesdays, we usually pick up 10-15 new people. Our club has 70 members right now, and we're about a month old. The good weather helps.

This was some night-'ranging we tried out in the snow. We had glow-in-the-dark paint, gitd stickers, glow-sticks, and finally LEDs. It's been a rough development. We searched forever in the snow and finally Claire came up with it.


Rich is incharge of "Keeping it real". He's got game with a boomer, but we mainly promote him due to his gnarly humor.

We were out there in the snow once - this was a dry day, but probably a cold one.


Matt likes to do the multiple throw. We're trying to get to the point where we can catch 2 at once. It needs a little tweaking.


This was during our night-'rang quest. We haven't had much luck with the night. It's just too hard to see them when they take off.


This was that same night - we had a bunch of glow stuff and paint. I'm putting glow-in-the-dark stickers and the goop from a glow stick on a couple of our rangs. We've actually gone to a smaller design now. They don't kill people when we mess up the throw, and because they spin with less energy (1/12th - 1/3 of the mass, and 1/2 the velocity [velocity is squared in an energy equation]) they don't break as often.


We get them stuck in the trees a lot.


We get them to peg into the ground when we throw them wrong, but sometimes it looks cool.

I'll have to add some videos later - they can't be pulled from facebook, so I'll have to snag them off my hard-drive when I get home.

Here's a few videos of the nonsense. I've got a normal catch, and two foot-hackey catches. Google search "GLORP" if you want to see where I got the idea.
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This is the normal catch. Mandy did most of the video-ing for these clips.


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Here's my first foot-hackey catch.


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Here's my second foot-hackey. I'm holding another boomer in my right hand. We were working on getting the double-catch. You throw one right after another and snag them both...

I couldn't get up another video that I wanted to work - it was just too long I think...