Saturday, March 29, 2008


Recently I've really been lacking motivation to post in my blog. For a while there, I was posting 2-3 times per week, but now it's dwindled down. It's almost been a week since my last post. I'm not sure why I'm not as motivated to post more...I suppose during spring break I had a lot of spare time, whereas now I'm fairly busy, and the only time I have free, I maximize my fun by doing stuff other than talking to the two people who actually read these posts.
Well, I don't want to be like every other blogger and only write about the fact that I don't write much, so I'll actually put something in here. I'm officially addicted to Rock Band and Facebook. I've been addicted to Facebook for a while, but I was only a Rock Band fan up until recently. When will AA expand and cover more modern addictions?
Totally hypothetically, does anyone want to lend me a console and Rock Band? kthxbai

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Because I love stalkers

Name: Joshua
Nickname: Josh
Birthday: 12/25/91
Birthplace: Burnaby
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 6'2
Right Handed or Left Handed: Right
Your Heritage: English/German
Where you want to live when you grow up: Mars
The Shoes You Wore Today: None
Your Weakness: Probably sumo wrestling
Your Fears: Spiders, and weight loss
Your Perfect Pizza: One in my stomach
Your Most Overused Phrase on an instant messenger: 'haha'
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year: Go all year without murdering any of my teachers
Thoughts First Waking Up: "ugh, spring break and I have to work"
Your Best Physical Feature: All of me
Your Bedtime: 4:30pm
Your Most Missed Memory: Pogs
Pepsi or Coke: Coke
McDonalds or Burger King: McDonalds...except I <3 BK French Toast Sticks
Single or Group Dates: "Group" meaning like double date, or like dating a large number of people...if it was a large number of people, I choose that one
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Lipton
Chocolate or Vanilla: Vanilla
Cappuccino or Coffee: Hot chocolate?
Do you Sing: Definitely. I sing very loudly
Do you Shower Daily: Annually*
Have you Been in Love: Yes. With AJ Mauger
Do you want to go to College: Yep. BCIT. Radiology.
Do you want to get Married: Isn't this a bit quick? I haven't known you very long...
Do you believe in yourself: Nope. I definitely don't exist.
Do you get Motion Sickness: Nope
Do you think you are Attractive: Not extremely, just averagely attractive
Are you a Health Freak: Not at all, although I like most veggies
Do you get along with your Parents: Not particularly
Do you like Thunderstorms: I am a thunderstorm
If you're driving do you run stop signs? It would be against the AUP to say
When you were little what did you want to be: A trampoline. Seriously.
What's the one thing on your mind now: Rock Band
hugs or kisses: Kisses, just to be different from AJ
Have you ever stood up for someone you hardly knew: Probably
Do you stay friends with your ex's: Sometimes
Do you have a secret that no one knows but you: Not really.
Things you can't live without: Food, water, oxygen, and blood
Number of things in my Past I Regret: 7
What I like In a Boy.. I shouldn't have taken this off of AJ's blog...
Favorite Eye Color: Blue
Favorite Hair Color: Brown
Short or Long Hair: Medium, or long
Height: A bit shorter than me. That leaves my options very open.
Weight: Less than Kayla Black
Best Clothing Style: For me? Casual. Polo + jeans.
How do you want to Die: Hopefully with AJ, in a combination of snowboarding, fire, and being naked...and Lego
Ever Shoplifted: Yep
Ever been called a Tease: All the time. It's practically my nickname
Do you play an Instrument: Trumpet, partly bass, and I used to play piano when I was about 5
In the past month have you Drank Alcohol: Nope
In the past month have you gone to a Mall: Yes, but only to get my glasses fixed
In the past month have you been Dumped: Nope
In the past month have you Stolen Anything: I've stolen a lot of things.
In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping: Once you push away the ice, it's actually quite warm
Do you Smoke: Nope
Do you Swear: Not usually
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos: Yes
In the past month have you eaten Sushi: Yes
In the past month have you been on Stage: Kind of...I auditioned for something, and I was on a stage, but I wasn't performing in front of anyone
Ever been Beaten up: Yep

Number of CDs I own: 15 maybe? Not counting iTunes CDs
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite song right now: Creep - Radiohead, because of Rock Band
Favorite car: Affordable - VW Golf
Not Affordable - Mustang GT
Ever been drunk: Nope
Which friends on Myspace have you known the longest: Myspace is for posers and cool people
Are you more optimistic or pessimistic: Sadistic
Rainy or sunny: Sunny
Favorite season: Spring/Fall
happy or sad music: Depends on how I feel
Do you do drugs: Nope
Cats or dogs: Both have good qualities
sleeping or eating: Sleepeating
Is your best friend a girl or guy? Guy
Getting tired of taking this survey: Nope, I'd love to answer some more questions
Own a car: Not yet
The last time you laughed so hard you cried? About a week ago I made the greatest "That's what she said" joke

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Rock Band

I used to think Guitar Hero was a brilliant idea. They combine hand-eye coordination, button mashing, and good music to make a supergame!
I've now seen the light. Rock Band is the most amazing game that was ever invented. They took Guitar Hero and improved on it greatly. They added drums and vocals, while keeping guitar and bass, and made it more of a band thing than randomly playing guitar songs. I also love how there can be four players at one time. Guitar hero allowed for...2
Also, the absolutely beautiful graphics on Rock Band are pretty wonderful...I like the rectangle-shaped notes, as opposed to the circular notes from Guitar Hero.
My friends and I have developed a band, called Catz. We don't have set instruments, as we all enjoy playing them all, but we do have set names. I'm Chapstick, Adrian is Kitty, Erica is Woof, and Cydney is Twinkletoes. And our opening band is Meercat. They suck, and we make fun of them during our show :)
And now about music selection. Rock Band's playlist is Absolutely Wonderful to quote DDR. It's epic. I'll be eating these words when something new comes out, perhaps Rock Band 2, or whatever it may'll have better selection, and will have added harmonies with two mic's, or something of the likes. Perhaps you'll get extra points for playing upside down above your head, which is quite entertaining and difficult, to say the least :P

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Spring Break and Movies

There are a few movies I've been wanting to see...first of all I wanted to see Juno, because it sounds like a really good movie...and unlike most movies I've been watching recently, this one doesn't involve explosions and gunshots. It's good because it deals with fairly rarely talked about subjects. Then there's Jumper and Vantage Point. I want to see both of them, but I heard Jumper is kind of lame, so I'll see Vantage Point and maybe Jumper if I have time.
Also, on a fairly unrelated note, I've really got the hankering to watch Braveheart.
So on a related note, what are you guys doing over the break?

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Something to Ponder

This will be one of my more unusual posts. I suppose I've definitely had my fair share of those. Anyways, here goes.
When I lived in Korea, I was on the computer pretty much all day every day, doing schoolwork or MSN. Anyways, I did a heck of a lot of typing. I also was working through ATRT with infotech. As it worked out, I got ridiculously fast at typing, between the practice, and the lessons with ATRT. I developed a sort of mix between home row and hunt-and-peck. I use my index finger, middle finger, and ring finger on each hand to type, and my index finger on my right hand for the space bar. I'm not sure when that started happening, because when I was doing ATRT, I was using my right thumb for space, but without noticing, I apparently stopped :S
Anyways, onto the main idea. The one you're supposed to ponder. But it's not much of a pondering idea, more of an 'I agree with that' idea.
I noticed one day that I get frustrated when I'm printing. For example, writing an english essay or whatever. I figured out that it's because I get thoughts, and I can't get them on paper before I forget them, or think of other thoughts. Because I'm used to being able to write down my thoughts as fast as I can think them up, my mind doesn't dwell on a thought for very long. Or maybe I have ADD. Or perhaps both. So I guess for me, it would be good to buy a nice little cheap laptop and bring it to school and type on it instead of writing stuff down. The only problem is that I wouldn't be able to fill in worksheets as easily, especially if I had gotten used to typing everything out. Maybe I'll just have to suck it up and wait until I'm out of high school, and in post-secondary I'll just do everything on a laptop.
What do you think? Do you type fast enough to keep up with your mind? Do you get frustrated when you print/write? I won't even get started on how slow I write. It'd be quicker to watch a race between two turtles across an ocean of peanut butter.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Why "oisterjosh"?

But why on earth would you have a name like "oisterjosh"?

Well, it all started one day when I was in about grade 2 when my sister, her friend, and I were all walking home from school. My sister's friend nicknamed my sister Shrimp, because she was fairly short for her age. Anyways, I was jealous that my sister had a cool nickname, and I didn't have one. My sister's friend replied "Well Josh, let's make a nickname for you right now. Let's see...a shrimp lives underwater and so do...oysters! You can be Oyster." I was fairly satisfied with that, so that was my nickname for a while. Then in grade 4, when all the cool kids were getting Hotmail, I wanted one too. I was pretty much computer-illiterate at the time, as we had dial-up, so I got my dad to make one for me. My sister had just made one earlier that day, and had used 'shrimpliz' as her email, so I asked for 'oysterjosh' but I didn't spell it, and apparently my dad has poor spelling capabilities, so I ended up with "oisterjosh." Well, it just kind of stuck, and I used "oisterjosh" for everything online. With the consistency, people would rarely forget things, such as my blog's URL. Also, it's useful that it's spelt wrong, because I've never once tried to make an account somewhere and found that someone else was using that name.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Facebook etc

I'm officially addicted to facebook. If I want to spend time on the computer, I should make a point of first going here and writing a blog post, then copying it all to Blogger. Then my fan can enjoy the stories of my life.
But seriously though, I really need to get off Facebook. If they invent a patch, tell me about it.
Oh and guess what happened today? I'll write a rough script of what was said and done.

Josh: Hey Aaron, think I can jump over this fence without touching it with my feet?
Aaron: No way man, you could never do that, the fence is too high
-Josh jumps over fence, but his right hand slips and as he is going over the fence, he falls down sideways-
Josh: Fricken OW! My elbow's bleeding..and so are my hands...but I told you I could do it!
Aaron: True...but I bet you couldn't do it again.

Yep, that's about how it went. It was pretty good, except for the whole bleeding thing, it got on my PE shirt, which is white, but covered in dirt and stuff so it isn't very noticeable.

Sunday, March 2, 2008


Recently, I've been listening to music a lot more than usual. I can't concentrate at all unless I have music on. It used to be that I could only concentrate well if there was music on in the background, but with headphones it was too overbearing, but now I can concentrate with headphones on too. I'm getting pretty annoyed though, because my iPod is too small. I wish I had kept my old one. At the time, I had less than 1GB of music, but now I have more, and plus with iPodLinux, I need even more space, especially if I want to put movies on.
If I sell my dirtbike, I'm not sure what I'll do with the money. Initially I was planning on getting an xBox 360, but I pretty much don't have any time any more. Maybe I'll get a Wii, or a PS2, because they're cheaper. If I got a PS2, I'd get Rock Band and Guitar Hero 3. Possibly DDR, but probably just RB and GH3.