still too tired to post

i have several things that i want to post about but i’m pretty tired at the moment. therefore, i’ll put a few blurbs up and see if they turn into anything longer.

  • we participated in trivia weekend this past week. stevens point hosts the world’s largest trivia competition. 54 straight hours of trivia, 417 teams, and 11,000 people. it’s kind of a big deal. it was also a blast. it was our first year and we ended up placing 174th which i have been told is not bad for newbies. we had around 15 people over at the house and 6 of us that were committed to the whole time. that’s a small trivia group considering the average group size is 26 and the top place groups average around 50. we already have plans for improving our experience next year. if any of you southerns want to come up next year for trivia you would be welcomed.
  • yesterday was our first “film & theology” meeting. we’re going to try this again in the future. basically we watched “stranger than fiction” and then discussed it’s connections with faith. it was a first time thing for us so there is a lot that we can improve upon. it was cool twittering the movie and screens beside the movie screen. thanks to some of the wonderful people of tapestry i have a growing list of ways to improve it. i sent out an email to those who went asking what they thought and how we could make it better. all of the responses thus far have been very positive while also providing some great suggestions for improving it next time. makes me all the more excited to be a part of tapestry.
  • i’ve swapped my eee pc 901 to eeebuntu. it was running xandros but i am enjoying eeebuntu so much more. it seems to be faster and is definitely better looking right out of the box. i also like the fact that eeebuntu is easier to customize than xandros.

deer scare

i had a close encounter with one of our backyard deer this afternoon.

i was by our squirrel feeder loading it with more corn when out of the corner of my eye i saw a shape moving toward me fast. i turned around to see a deer about 10′ away from me running at full tilt in my direction. immediately i realized that what i was encountering was one of the rare wisconsin rabid killer deer. they’re vicious and there is only one way to rescue yourself from them. i screamed “AHHHHHHHH!” and lifted my hands up to shield by face from the impact. this had the desired response and scared the deer into changing directions, right into a tree. the killer deer slammed into the large sapling and flipped onto its back. graceful creatures my butt.

anyhow the rabid but now scared deer finally got back on its feet and dizzily ran about 30 feet off to get its head straight. it was a bit of an odd experience for both of us.

SIDE NOTE – tapestry is team #4360 in this year’s town wide trivia contest. stevens point is the home of the world’s largest trivia contest. it starts friday and last 24 hours a day until sunday at 11:59:59 pm. it should be cool. we do not stand a chance of winning but we do hope to learn what to do in future years. our goal is to be in the top 2,000 teams.

it worked

two weeks ago i posted about sending a usb hub back to the manufacturer to get them to replace it or throw it away. i’m glad to report that kikkerland sent me a new one. it cost me $1.25 to mail it back to kikkerland and a handwritten note asking them to stand behind the product or throw it away for me but i now have a new working usb hub.

SIDE NOTE – 1st question – anyone interested in a little bracket competition for the ncaa tournament?

SIDE SIDE NOTE – 2nd question – anyone in stevens point interested in forming a team for this year’s trivia contest?