Monday, July 30, 2007

We randomly went to Wenatchee yesterday. Here are the results...


Sunday, July 29, 2007

Here's the shirt Andrew and I each bought at Creation. It's pretty p0_0n'n' if I do say so myself. =)




I hope I have keytar bones in my body somewhere. In other news, my face is coming off. Silly sunburns.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Oh my GOODNESS!!! I can't even tell you how cool Project 86 was live!! Andrew Schwab came walking out with his Team Black bandana and hoodie, the music started, and all h*ck broke loose! It was worse than MxPx. I finally had to leave the crowd because I was spending more time trying to stay on my feet than watching the show and I thought that was lame, heheh. So I still ended up with an excellent front row view, but it was right in front of the speakers so it was ubercrazy-loud. So awesome though. He spent most of the concert singing right up at the edge of the crowd, reaching out to people and stuff, which was cool. His voice just amazes me. His screams were glorious. It was spectacular.

Red was super cool too, but they were pretty creepy looking, heh. They all had makeup stuff, but the lead singer had these black paint streaks across his eyes like sunglasses, and as he got hot, these black makeup streams ran down like tears. Like: ╥_╥ It was weird, heh. They were really good though.

As were Day of F*re, whom I'd never heard before. They were surprisingly good.

Then I saw Kutless and they were really good, but I wasn't paying a whole lot of attention since they aren't my favorite.

The night ended with Newsboys. I've never much cared for Newsboys, but boy do they do some super cool performance stuff! Brilliant lighting and things, and they did their famous side-ways spinning drum platform thing towards the end. That never gets old, man.

I'm not going tomorrow. Family Force 5 won't make it, TFK supposedly isn't that great live, I wouldn't mind seeing House of Heroes and Disciple, but I don't really know any of their songs, David Crowder Band is cool but...I just don't find it worth another $41+ AND I'd also like to hang out with my brother. So yep! I've had enough fun for the week. ^_^

OH YEAH!! And I bought a SWEET Family Force 5 shirt. I'll post a picture later. ;)

Friday, July 27, 2007

Creation was so great today!!!!

The first main band we saw was Emery, and they were so good. Their keyboard guy was out of control! He was super intense about everything, he'd grab his little synthesizer and throw it in the air and swing it around, he'd run around the stage, jumping off speakers and the drum set, and he was just all over the place! He did a bunch of really great screams too, putting everything he had into it.

So then we went and saw Everyday Sunday since there was nothing else to do, and they surprised us. Not bad, not bad. Their bassist looks like a 15 year old though. =)

...Then MxPx came out, and Andrew and I got right in the midst of the crowd, knowing full well what was coming....
That was that MOST chaotic crowd I have EVER BEEN IN!! Ooooh my goodness! They guard guys had made it very very clear beforehand that there was to be no crowd surfing, moshing, shoving, or the like...just jump up and down and everything will be fine. Too bad for them, as soon as the first song started, there were like three people up in the air surfing across the crowd, half of which was being pushed over and trampled, lol. It went on like that through the whole concert, and they kept having to throw people out. I even got a fat lip out of the deal. ^_^ It was intense. I went up to Andrew and I was like, "WOO, I GOT A FAT LIP AT THE MXPX CONCERT!!" XD
(oh and on the last MxPx song, the guys from Everyday Sunday ran out and dove into the crowd too. It was funny.)

Then after fortunately missing Bar[f]low Girl, we watched...dundundun...SKILLET!!! Oh man, that concert was fantabulous! Those guys rock hard. They weren't all that energetic like running around, but they were really intense and John Cooper put everything he had into his singing and the occasional times when he'd just let out a really long shout. They did a bunch of sweet moves too, like guitar spins, playing solo bits behind the head, and windmill bass slapping. Awesome stuff.

Then there was some worship and stuff, and finally the night ended with Switchfoot. I'm not a big Switchfoot fan (in fact I don't like them very much), but they put on a surprisingly good show. They didn't do much as far as guitar action or things, but they did a lot of other creative things I'd never seen before. At one point in a song, they all just froze in mid-motion and held it silently for about a minute as the crowd cheered, and then finally they jumped back into motion and ended the song. That was cool. Also, there was one time when the singer sceamed into his guitar pickups, looped the sound, and tweaked it. It was sweet! Sounded like something Radiohead would do, heh. He also grabbed one of the drummer's cymbal stands and swung it around in circles beating on it. XD Finally at the end of the concert, he jumped into the crowd and hung out there for a while, and he was like, "on the count of three, everybody take a picture!" and on three, the entire crowd lit up with flashes. It looked super cool.

I'm am soooo worn out though. I don't even know if I'll be able to move tomorrow, but I'll have to FORCE myself because I'll be seeing Project 86 and Red!! =D =D
Awww, what a splendid week. ^_^

...oh and Andrew and I both got pictures. I'll post them when I finally get them. Now please excuse me as I wash 300 different people's sweat off me (GROSS), and then crawl into my bed and die. ^_^

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I thought of making a brilliant shirt that says CAUTION: CONTENTS MAY BE HOT but then I thought there was probably already one out there. Sure enough, I looked it up and there are quite a few. *sigh* I'll have to think up something more original, I guess. =\
Zees eez agoooood, no!?

It makes me grin from ear to ear. >=D

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

(Please read this with a British announcer/narrator voice)
It's Round 3 of Battle of Teh Bloggers™ and this is the third Command Thee. If you are uninformed of this latest Battle, please go read this post.

For this 3rd Command Thee, Cory said, "Brian, I command thee to take a picture of yourself in massive agony from eating through an orange…without peeling it!"

And so I present to you...this:

Furthermore, here is a post-production bonus feature, in which I was asking a donut head man who was going to kill him...

And that brings us to Command Thee #04!! (please read this with a Shakespearian WWE wrestler voice...or Mighty Thor The God of Thunder will work too)
CORY: I command thee to take a picture of thyself brushing thy teeth in a tree!! (and make it look like you do it all the time, please)

Monday, July 23, 2007

I did two amazing things tonight. The second one was I made pancakes. If you know my kitchen reputation, that's amazing. I can't truthfully say they were that great, but they were definitely pancakes, and that alone is impressive. ^_^

The first thing is more exciting though. I built a tower of blocks up to the ceiling and locked them in place with a blue block wedge. Oooooooh. Now I want to jump through it. =P

I'm not entirely sure what's going on, since Bethany asked me when I was half asleep, but I think I'm going with some youth group to the whole Creation Fest for $80.

These are the hosers I shall most definitely see in order of appearance:
Andrew Gjefle
Skillet (I don't care if Andrew doesn't like them)
Darren Bridges
Project 86
Thousand Foot Krutch
(Heck!?!? I don't see Family Force 5 on the list anymore!! *dies*)

Too bad Blindside, mewithoutYou, Showbread, Cory Miller, and Muse won't be there. =\

EDIT: Actually I think I'm just going Thursday and Friday, so no TFK, which is fine because they sucks the live. (Also, I just realized I'll be seeing Red on Friday too. SEEING RED AGAIN, SEEING RED AGAIN, SEEING RED AGAIN, SEEING REEEEEEEEEEED!!!!!)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Charlie can always use more media attention.

9:47 PM Charlie: I feel like I should have another civilized conversation with you.
Anything unusual about your left eyeball?
9:48 PM me: You wouldn't believe me if I told you.
Charlie: what's occupying your intestines right now?
are you my uncle?
so did you ever actually tell bethany I was hyperventilatory to hear how sick she was?
9:51 PM me: O_O
I forgot!!
Charlie: O_O_O_
me: I'll call her right now. I think she went to see harry potter
Charlie: ...
9:52 PM all right
does she still have malaria?
me: yes
Charlie: AIDS?
me: yes
Charlie: measles?
the other diseases?
me: yes and yes
9:53 PM there I told her, lol
Charlie: hm ok
sounds interesting
me: it's not
Charlie: I've been hyperventilating the entire time
me: oh man!
9:54 PM Charlie: so I stopped breathing now.
I'm sick of breathing so much.
me: are you turning colors?
I probably spelled that wrong
9:55 PM me: well I have a hard time spelling when I'm not breathing
Charlie: ok I breathed again
pronounced "breath - d"
or whatever
9:56 PM me: got it. ;)
9:57 PM Charlie: jacob still can't come over here T_T
I'm not actually crying like that, in case you were wondering
9:58 PM more like
or something
I can't make it look good
me: you're crying double-tears out one eye?
Charlie: oooh
me: oh wait, they're just branching out
Charlie: more like Y_Y
shooting up
9:59 PM me: O_O
wow those are some serious tears, man
Charlie: yep
well that's because I'm hanging upside down in my room
my dad got all mad at me... [sighs dreamily]
10:00 PM me: lol that's always fun
10:02 PM did you die?
10:03 PM I thought so.
Charlie: almost
me: is the blood all drained to your head yet?
Charlie: why would it drain down?
10:04 PM me: oh
is the blood all drained up to your head yet?
Charlie: ?
me: hi
10:05 PM Charlie: I'm confused now, mister
me: because you're hanging upside-down, silly!
Charlie: ok, but why would it go to my head if I'm hanging upside-down?
weird moses lake people
10:06 PM it's my feet that are bulging right now
I forgot to tell you about my dad's antigravity pads
we're selling them at $5 each
10:08 PM me: O_O
what do they doooooo?
Charlie: they just sort of... reverse gravity
it's pretty simple actually
10:09 PM just put it under bethany's bed to scare her
or something
me: Wow!
How much can they reverse?
Like would the revers a dude that weighs 9,000 pounds?
Charlie: ...
you mean bethany?
10:10 PM o_O
what's going on here...
me: if she's a 9,000 pound dude, then yes.
Charlie: oh...
10:11 PM well I said you should use it on bethany, then you asked if it would work on a 9,000 pound dude
so I thought you were just checking to see if my idea would work
you amazing person.
me: maybe she has a 9,000 pounds male bed, which I happen to refer to as dude. >_>
10:12 PM Charlie: o_O_o_O_o
even weirder?
feel free to quote some of this conversation on your blog
but don't put too much media attention on me ¬_¬
10:13 PM me: okay. ;)
10:15 PM Charlie: jacob complimented my vocalizations.
me: Oooooooooooo
Charlie: ...
me: you have such a pwetty voice, charlie. XD
10:16 PM Charlie: ...
not like that... but sure
10:17 PM me: lol

Friday, July 20, 2007

I don't have an Easy Bake Oven.

So mom and I were talking, and we think since there are SO many different types of these ribbons...

...we're going to make a NEW ribbon dedicated "To The Unknown Cause" =)
I was considering posting some lyrics since Aaron Weiss is brilliant, but usually people don't care about lyrics on blogs. ...I usually don't anyway. But if you have any interest. ;)

Here's a live concert version
Here's an acoustic mall version
Here's me doing my pirate workout
Here is more Cory than anybody can handle

I reverse exercised today. I walked to the store and then I ate donuts. I also saved gasoline but then I drove Bethany across town tonight night.

...tonight night?

That means it's time for me to go to bed and dream about Pete. ...oh wait, I wasn't the one who was going to dream about him. *sigh* =_=

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

This is for you, Mr. Bloodlust Miller.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

This is the comic I first made before the other one. Unfortunately I wasn't able to finish it. =P

Page 01
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Monday, July 16, 2007

Birthday was pretty sweet. Loot: Washburn acoustic guitar, Creature Tech Graphic Novel, mewithoutYou's Brother Sister CD, awesome shirt that says KA-POW! on the front and BIFF! on the back, 40 moneys for art supplies, and seven moneys for whatever. ...and Siper-Mans washcloths. HA!

And I'm crazy-sore today from playing an intense game of frisbee for an hour or two yesterday. Beauty.

This game looks so amazing. It's basically M.C. Escher in a video game. Dude.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

I saw Transformers tonight.
Unfortunately there was a scene or two that pretty much ruined the entire movie for me. No joke. Very very sad, really.

Also, I don't know what this is, but it has one of the coolest trailers I've ever seen!
J.J. Abrams Untitled Movie
(figures that Mr. LOST would leave the trailer a mystery. I bet the monster attacking the city is a black fog monster, heheh.)

I'll be 21 in a few hours. Glad it's my birthday, but stupid getting oldness. =\
(And I guess my beloved birthday sharing Betty is in Europa Park this weekend. Lucky lady.)

Friday, July 13, 2007

I drew this tonight. I was thinking about all the superheroes I've mentally created and thought maybe I should put them in lame costumes, at least at the beginning of their careers. Kind of like Peter's Amazing Bag-Man costume when he lost his spidey threads. I mean, if I got superpowers right now, I would NOT be able to sew myself a sweet looking costume, so why should my heroes be able to? (except for Lord Thimble of course.) So instead, I'll probably give them something ordinary like this until they get a better set of duds.

(I don't really have a super dude called Lord Thimble, don't worry. ^_^ )

Thursday, July 12, 2007

This is the movie Andrew and Tim and I made for the Project 86 Music Video contest.

Too bad stupid YouTube downed the quality quite a bit.
EDIT: And here are all the videos people are entering. Mostly, they suck. =)
P86 Contest

(and here's the hi-def trailer for infamous)
(looks aaawwwesome)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Infamous!! My brother's game company has released its first official shot of their game, and all I can say is...I WANT TO PLAY!!

Here's IGN's short bit about it, and here's the official website location once they get it up.

"When I Remember" by Blindside is probably the most beautiful and p00nin' song I've ever heard. No joke. And it's mostly easy to play on the guitar if you start on Em and make up your own chords as you go. But then, I guess any song is that way. >_>

We're not going camping after all. Wonder what I'll do for my birthday...I SHAN'T be going bar hopping like Hugh wanted. =P Maybe I'll go see Transformers and Ratatouille. ^_^ OH YEAH! Darren will be here! I'll have to have a wild party with him! Okay, that's what I'll do. Lots of games. XD

(p.s. Here's some code talk for you, CM. BB says BC is the awmguh P zerox2 N ingest)

Monday, July 09, 2007


EDIT: Okay, in honor of my mother, I shall tell a Hulk story! I went outside our store one day and looked across the street at the post office. The first thing I noticed was that one of their pillars was all cracked and they had some scaffolding stuff holding it all up, so I went in and asked mom if she'd seen it. She said yes and then confessed that some guy had rudely walked by when she was going to the post office and told her that she was a little bow-legged, but not too bad. She obviously was offended at such a remark, turned into her green self, picked the guy up with one hand, and threw him (gently) 8 feet across the sidewalk and into the pillar. Fortunately, she turned back to normal and when the man (who had gone into shock) tried explaining what happened to the paramedics and police (and post office people) he said a green monster attacked him! Which was true, but everybody thought he was loony, heh. Anyway, here's the pillar. She didn't even throw him very hard, but man...Don't make her mad!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Elyse, I know we've joked about you turning goth, but....I didn't think you'd take it seriously.. ;)

This is what I got Ben for his birthday. He was happy. ^_^

(secretly I wanted to keep it for myself, heheh)
Andrew and Tim and I worked on our P86 movie today, so I was running around town in my shredded jeans, my undershirt-tanktop, and an open button-up black shirt. It was ummm...interesting, heh.

We still have some filming to do tomorrow, but hopefully it will be all edited and uploaded soon. It's pretty silly. =P

Friday, July 06, 2007


Samsung Dance

(and keep in mind that they're asians. my theory proves more true every day.)
Tomorrow, it will be 07/07/07 07:07:07. I will probably be sleeping. =)

I finally started (and nearly finished) editing the wedding movie last night. It's sooo nice to work with Premier on two monitors. Srsly.

I don't really have anything exciting to say yet... except that I bought Blindside's new EP, which is only available online. Then I went and printed the PDF file with their CD sleeve artwork. Anyway, the album has 5 new songs and 3 live tracks. They're all pretty awesome. And stuff.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Today has been. We had. It was. However.

And Bethany's super sick! I diagnosed her. She has the flu, the mumps, the measles, the chicken pops, diabetes, and liprosy.

Go contribute to this.
Manly Giggle


Tuesday, July 03, 2007

I accidentally deleted all of my links. And it's Elyse's fault. T_T

Monday, July 02, 2007

My dad gave me my birthday present early today. I now have a sweet Washburn acoustic guitar.

*Spidey-sized grin* =D

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Sunday, July 01, 2007

I cleaned my computer/art/music/videogame/movie room yesterday. I arranged it a bit differently too, so I now have two computers, 3 monitors, an xbox, a piano, a keytar, a keyboard, and some guitars all fitting in there quite nicely. Beauty.

And also, yesterday as we were cleaning out the store, I had to lift up a car and I tweaked my back out, which...was lame. It hoitsish now. Ows.

Oh oh oh, and my brother and I are planning on going to a Thrice/mewithoutYou/Brand New concert in October! And we're ALSO going to CreationFest on the Friday that it takes place, and we shall see Project 86! Wooooooo!