Archive for May, 2007

A Few Questions about Squirrels and Chipmunks

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007


Well this is going to take some explaining. Well it started yesterday, I went to a family function and about half way through I started playing Bocce Ball with my cousin, at the second “round”, I guess you would call it, I looked beyond were the balls were thrown and noticed that there was something laying in the grass, After looking at it for half a minute we determined that it was either a squirrels of chipmunk. Keep in mind this is out in the middle of the grass somewhat under a tree. After somewhat determining what it was, we called it a chipmunk, we thought it would be best to move him away from the area, because there was several dogs around us. the thing did not seem like it wanted to move so we tried scaring it, moving are hands around it, and even poking it with a stick(see the center picture), and nothing worked, he seemed to think we were playing with it and tried to i guess play back. At this point we we kind of iffy about moving it, but sense the dogs were around I got a glove and picked it up, the thing did not shutter in the least bit. We tried picked it up and it crawled up and down my arm. After some of my family came over to see it, we then tried to get him to go into a woodsy area (right picture). He tried to follow us as we left him. So another causing came up and held it for a while or more accurately sat next to it as it crawled up and around her slowly. I went back to my game. I guess after a while they successfully got him to stay around a pin tree.


After pretty much finishing are game we throw the ball around where he was, we saw him just sitting around once again. We finished up are game after that. I took a picture of him once again, this time he was up a tree.


So now I have a few questions. First of, what is this animal? A chipmunk or a squirrel? Not that we were being serious, but we talked about “taking him home”. Could you actual train and domesticate this thing? Is it normal for these animals to be somewhat weak and friendly? finally does touching an animal like this, affect it? I mean it’s not like touching a baby bird where the mother will abandon it, right?

The Oceans Are Rising: Billboard

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

Although I don’t support these gut’s guy’s cause, I got to love their billboard. As the sun moves across the awning above the billboard, a shadow is placed on the billboard making it look like the level of water is moving up the bilboard as the day progresses.

Game Influence

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

I just started a new blog, Game Influence. With this new site I hope to cover different aspects of gaming news, add some reviews, and talk about some gaming memories that I have. Hopefully It will grow as I add more contributers to the site.

A Look at Cell Phone Commercials

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Yet another commercial that pissed me off, or should I say commercials. This time these commercials involve cell phones.

First of all the Dropped Call commercials of Cingular, now these commercials somewhat claim that a dropped call for other networks cause people to believe a conversation is going on even after a call is dropped. I know that all my Verizon phones
make a very large and annoying beep when a call is dropped.

Next it’s a concept that many mobile company have been using, These commercials claim that a small amount of minutes make people have phone calls less than like 5 seconds, or something like that. They make these commercials despite the fact that most phone companies round up minutes, so in most cases a 5 second call would still equal 1 minute.

Back to another commercial by Cingular. This commercial claims that their Go Phone will change the conversation about phones, this concept doesn’t really work thou, if you turned the conversation back to what supposibly should have happened, the events would work properly with the dialog. Now I’m not going to go into to many details, so to put it simply she, wouldn’t have gotten the phone in the first place, so she wouldn’t have gotten to complain.

    The commercial said:

      “Now your getting this new phone.”
      “It’s so small,”
      “I really like it!”

    When negative the conversation would sound like this:
      “Now your [not] getting this [old or new] phone.”
      “it’s so [big],”
      “I really [Hate] it”

Why would she talk about how the phone’s small after her mother said she’s not giving her a phone?

These are the things that keep me up at night. Now there’s a lot more cell phone commercials like these that I really hate that I could show you, but to save you all the time I’ll stop myself there. Just to close this post, I would like to say that commercials like these don’t make enough sense. I would never buy any of these phones because of what these commercials say(I still might buy them, just not because of the commercial), because they are too out of touch with what cell phone users want(Cingular’s dropped calls commercial), they are simply lies(T-mobiles auction like conversations commercial), or they flat-out don’t make sense(Cingular’s conversation changing Go Phone commercial).

Honda Pilot Troll Commercial Pisses Me Off Every Time I see It

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

This commercial pisses me of at so many levels. First of all the people responded to only two questions, of the supposed three that they had to answer, and the second question was answered with a “maybe”. The woman said hit the gas, that’s three before the last question was answered. WTF? Grrrrrr!!!!!

WooHoo!!! Done With Finals!!!

Monday, May 14th, 2007

I just finished my accounting final today. Now I’m completely done with classes, finals, all thats left is graduation practice, prom and the actual graduation. Woohoo!!!

Taking a Brake

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

I have been off and will continue to be off my blog for a week or so. I have finals, Prom, and graduation to worry about. If anything really interesting comes up I might come back on to post, but for now all I had really planned was the usual rants.