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I've never arranged a dinner date like *THIS* before.

Me: Well, it's a weird story. Regardless, it isn't happening between her and I anytime soon... So I guess I'm still single and looking.
Her: But you like this girl. Do you have a desire to look?
Me: It's not going to happen between her and I anytime soon... I may as well keep my eyes open for someone more awesome than her. I'd hate to pass someone up. Especially if there's a chance someone out there is more awesome than her.
Her: I can see that
Me: Yea... I'm trying to stay positive.
Her: that's a start. I'm more awesome than anyone else you can ever meet. So positive is good.
Me: You are, huh? So does this mean you're the woman I've been searching for?
Her: I am awesome, and everyone is searching for me
Me: I just didn't catch on whether or not you were insinuating something..
Her: Ken, I'll let you in on a little secret. I'm always insinuating something... always
Me: So you're saying we should go out to dinner sometime this week.
Her: We could do that
Me: Was this not the most forward but backwards way a dinner date has ever been requested?
Her: Right on.
Her: Who asked?
Me: Neither of us did. You mildly suggested that you were the person I was looking for, and I said that a dinner date should happen and you said it could work. I never ASKED anything.
Her: Ok ok, you're one of those boys with the specific wording and all
Me: Seriously though, I didn't ask. In fact, I think you were the one who asked. I said I was looking for someone more awesome than this girl I currently can't have, and you said you were the most awesome person ever, meaning, you suggested that I should give you a shot.

EDIT: She says I made it look like I won the argument. So I assume this means that she doesn't think I did. Well whatever. =P

Night juggling.

So, I managed to find something good out of having an absolutely horrendously awful day.

... to give myself a small escape from my shitty day, I decided to go out in the parking lot and juggle at 1:30AM. The weather was nice, in the low 60's. My apartment complex is lit up fairly well at night in the parking lots... and while I was juggling, not only was it a great escape from life, but I learned a new pattern. I can now do the machine (AKA the Factory)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgnyVAsUpzE

This is not what I used to learn it, but it shows the pattern very clearly in the first part of the video. (I actually think this tutorial is horrible.)

Juggling math + rhythm.

http://www.jugglingdb.com/compendium/geek/notation/siteswap/tweaked.html

Found this interesting little article on how juggling siteswap notation needs a bit of tweaking and can be a pain in the butt sometimes. I'm mainly posting it here because I wanted to bring it to lifeofmendel's attention.

The reason being is... Well, juggling siteswap notation uses a number system to state how many "beats" a ball thrown will stay in the air... or, in other words, how high it's thrown. This assumes that you are throwing a steady rhythm of right, left, right, left, etc.. or you're throwing both hands simultaneously. As in, just throwing a ball from each hand at the same time on every beat. Well, this goes into having java animated applets of a stick figure juggler doing juggling patterns where their hands go in a 3 against 5 rhythm. Talk about a headache. Throwing 3 against 5 in a juggling pattern. That's something I'm gonna take the time to get good at because it's something I haven't seen any other juggler do in person.

I think I'll start with the super basics, since I still kinda suck. Maybe I'll try 2 against 3 in a 3-ball pattern. I'll have to figure out how that one will work out.

... an entirely unrelated note..

... An opportunity has landed. If I fuck this up, I will never forgive myself for the rest of my life.

(entirely unrelated to my last post)

Alright, fuck it. Time to lose weight.

So, I told myself I was going to wait until I got my new job and had the money to eat right... but that's just a lame excuse to keep eating unhealthy right now.

Fuck that.

I am going to start eating right starting tomorrow (only because I won't be eating again for the rest of the night). Just because I don't have 90 billion dollars doesn't mean I can't eat right. I just have to be smart. I could spend $5 on the dollar menu at Wendy's, or I could spend $5 on a ham sandwich at Subway. I could go to the grocery store and buy hamburgers, or I could go to the store and buy chicken and lettuce. I mean, wow.

... here goes nothing.

When the hell did I become attractive?

So, I went to a convention this weekend and got a phone number from a rather cute girl. We're gonna watch zombie flicks in the near future.

Today at work, I was being a little flirty with some of my tables, and this table of two girls were being a little flirty back. We had a fun time and BOTH of them left me their numbers. Two numbers off of the same table, wtf? Also they left me a 25% tip.

Also at work today, I flirted up another table later in the day. Both really cute. No, I didn't get a number, but they left me $12 on a $30 tab. 35+% tip? Was I that attractive? Thanks for the digits! And by digits, I mean 4-digit number in the tip row on the credit card sheet.

I must be attractive today or something. This definitely got my self-esteem up quite a bit, I hope it sticks around. I could most definitely use it. ^^
... talk about a serious headache. I am so emotionally scatterbrained, it'd ridiculous.

The cure to every emotional crisis.

I have in front of me the cure for every emotional crisis you will ever face.

I have milk and cookies.

FUCK YEA

Learned a new juggling trick! Boston Mess.

I've learned quite a few since I last posted about juggling, but this trick really surprised me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klfMQs0rLos

I didn't use this video to learn the trick, but the first 30 seconds show the pattern I learned (done very cleanly) and a good explanation of how it works.

When I first saw this pattern, I thought it was ridiculously hard (which, it kinda is to a new juggler). I couldn't do well on crossing arms, and I was bad at throwing balls straight up in the air (I'm used to throwing them at an angle). Since then, I've learned the following tricks.

Cascade
Reverse Cascade
Shower
Windmill
Mills Mess
Takeouts
The W
Pistons
2-up 1-up
4-ball Fountain
Tennis

... and probably a few others that I'm forgetting.

Now I get to add the Boston Mess to my collection. I think what surprised me most about it was how quickly I learned it. I decided to give it a shot today, and literally... Within 3-4 minutes, I did a very short and sloppy Boston Mess. After another 10-15 minutes, I had cleaned it up pretty well. So... next trick? Rubenstein's Revenge? False Mills Mess? Burke's Barrage?

... I kinda wanna do a 5-ball flash, but I know I'm getting too far ahead of myself.

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