Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Frank Perretti's novel, Monster, is a novel that is interesting, but also makes some important points. One of the main ones is this:
"One reason evolution can't be true is because it says that living things came about as a product of random mutations, and there really isn't such a thing as a completely beneficial mutation." It's pretty thought provoking...read it if you want yet another take on the evolution debate.

Monday, July 20, 2009

A cool action movie compilation video

Here's a cool video I discovered. It's a whole bunch of scenes from various movies (mostly action movies) that have been stitched together.  Anyway, it's pretty sweet.


Friday, July 17, 2009

Driver's License

Finally, I got it.
After failing the road test for my provisional license twice, I got it today. Although I will have to go back to the DMV in six months to get my full license, I probably won't need to drive without my mom or dad at past 9 pm (certainly not before 5 am).
I still have yet to drive my car, but then, I've only had it for a few days.

-Max out.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My new/old car

Yesterday we picked up my first car, a 1990 Nissan 240SX.
I've been looking for a car for a while now, but we decided on this one because of a few things:
1) Even though it has 170k miles, it's in pretty good condition.
2) The main reason I was looking at this car was because it's an inexpensive rear-wheel-drive car, whereas most cheaper cars are FWD.
3) It wasn't that expensive.
4) It was nearby (within walking distance, even though we drove to get it)
5) While not as cool-looking as the '92-'94 model (in my opinion), it's still much sportier in appearance than the late model ('95-'98) and many other cars.

I have yet to test drive it (actually, I still have yet to learn how to drive a car with a manual transmission.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

More photos

Here are more unprofessional photos: this time of a car in the parking lot of The Spa, behind the Eutaw Village Shopping Center (or whatever it's called).
It's a Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT. (no, I didn't know it was a "Sport GT" until I saw the words on the side, but I could tell it was a Quattroporte simply because it's the only sedan Maserati makes)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Moo! Pt. 2

I have to admit, I changed my mind about looking like a cow today.
For one thing, I was hungry. Had I not been hungry and if I had a chicken suit, I might have gone dressed like a chicken with signs like "Chickens' Rights!" and "Eat more beef!" or "Eat more hamburger!" As it was, I wore my sunglasses, attached the paper cow ears to the sides, and the nose on top of my [real] nose. My features were slightly disguised, but not much.
As it was, I probably didn't look incredibly bizarre; certainly not as ridiculous as I did the last time I did the cow thing dressed in gray sweats and a white T-shirt, both with black construction paper spots taped to me. This time I only gave my head the cow treatment.
A picture was taken of me last time, much to my chagrin, but coincidentally, a balloon was perfectly positioned directly in front of my face, so my face is not seen in the photo.
And besides, not only was this time not as embarrassing, but I was going to go "Eat more chicken (chikin), yeah!" to someone who looked at me strangely or said I looked strange.
Well, it's late now, so I'll give more updates later.

-Max out

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Just another day

I went to the library, got some more clothes from Old Navy, and spent a while in Barnes & Noble.
Barnes & Noble happens to be one of the places that I can stay for hours quite contentedly.
I've been reading Ted Dekker's novel, Lunatic, which is book 5 in the Lost Books series, but I have yet to finish it. So far, it's quite interesting, like the rest of Dekker's books that I've read.
I haven't seen a Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera in the parking lot since the time I did last year or whenever it was, but you can't have that happen all the time.
No particularly interesting encounters with people, animals or aliens today, nothing spectacular or anything else...just another average day.

-Max out


Tomorrow is "Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-Fil-A," which means if you go into a Chick-Fil-A dressed up like a cow, you'll get a free combo meal.
I don't like to look ridiculous, so I don't plan on being a cow this year. I was a couple of years ago, but sticking pieces of black construction paper over sweats and a white T-shirt is too much for me.
I have said that if I had a cow suit (like the one the Chick-Fil-A cow guy walks around in), I might actually wear it. However, I'd probably strap a sword or something to my back and be "Ninja Cow" or "The Termoonator." So, if you don't mind looking somewhat strange or silly (and apparently aren't trying to impress any girls or guys, as the case may be) and like getting free food, than perhaps you can look like a cow for a day.