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Rogue
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Posted on 01-13-10 05:23 AM Link | Quote
Since Crazy is the place for memes and other such ramblings of the sort, I figured I'd start this thread here.

My last year's new year's resolution was to try or learn one new thing every day, and on reflection, I think the drive to seek out new things to do and see and partake in is good.

So I figured I'll challenge other board members to try/learn/go to/read/watch/etc one new thing every day for a year. It's fairly simple and it'll do you good.

For the sake of simplicity and including as many things as possible, your new thing can include starting/finishing a new book, watching a new show or movie, going somewhere you haven't been before, taking up a new hobby, trying a new menu item at a restaurant, or anything that you could consider a new experience. The whole point is expand your mind and broaden your horizons.

So yeah, post away when you try something new. You don't HAVE to post every day, and hell, you could treat this like the "What are you reading/watching/listening to?" threads.

Happy adventures!


A few of the new experiences for this week:
- Went on a couple new trails in Griffith Park
- Had a chili fries burrito (Not bad)
- Started playing guitar. Can now play the intro to "Nothing Else Matters" without looking
- Tried Senor Baja (amazing fish tacos)
- Read the 5 Scott Pilgrim books that are out
- Saw gold from Troy. Learned that if the Trojan War was actually fought against Greeks, it would be over controlling trade in the waters around Turkey
- Learned that apparently you can get a whole turkey at the Popeye's in the Brea Mall
Xeoman

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Since: 08-14-04
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Posted on 01-13-10 04:55 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Rogue
- Learned that apparently you can get a whole turkey at the Popeye's in the Brea Mall

This will be a new one for me someday.
Rogue
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Posted on 01-14-10 01:31 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xeu
Originally posted by Rogue
- Learned that apparently you can get a whole turkey at the Popeye's in the Brea Mall

This will be a new one for me someday.

Suddenly I pictured you hobbling out of the mall with a turkey. I don't know why but I nearly died laughing.

Cteno

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Posted on 01-14-10 06:44 AM Link | Quote
I would try to picture that but I still have no idea what Xeo looks like...
Stitch

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Since: 08-20-04
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Posted on 01-15-10 09:31 PM Link | Quote
I can totally see that too.

I drew Dr. Tran. I guess that's new.
Cteno

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Posted on 01-16-10 05:33 PM Link | Quote
I had some folks today that could have sworn that I've worked as a waiter for years, they kept giving me compliments. I guess I'm doing my job correctly, then! Only one week into it and I've got most of everything down already!
Stitch

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Since: 08-20-04
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Posted on 01-16-10 06:42 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Valhalla
I had some folks today that could have sworn that I've worked as a waiter for years, they kept giving me compliments. I guess I'm doing my job correctly, then! Only one week into it and I've got most of everything down already!


That's almost sad.
Cteno

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Posted on 01-18-10 12:52 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Stitch
Originally posted by Valhalla
I had some folks today that could have sworn that I've worked as a waiter for years, they kept giving me compliments. I guess I'm doing my job correctly, then! Only one week into it and I've got most of everything down already!


That's almost sad.

I've also never been a waiter before, working for a Chinese lady who runs the place with an iron fist. Everybody typically says that she criticizes everything that everybody does but she absolutely loves me as an employee!

I are happiness.
Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 05-12-10 02:23 AM Link | Quote
Hmmm, it's been a few months since this was posted in...

A few new things I've done/learned, I guess:
- Met/interviewed members of the Westboro Baptist Church, a Holocaust denier, Octomom's former publicist, people storming the streets of Los Angeles in protest of public education's cuts, a teacher who's dying and just about the climb Everest, various celebrities at comic conventions and such, "CSI: Miami" cast and crew who were filming at our school, Native American dancers at a powwow, and so many others.

- Got stitches.
- Guested on a radio show, talking about comics, conventions and "Kick-Ass"
- Ate a Double Down sandwich
- Spoke at USC.
- Visited Brandon's dad at his new house in Bakersfield
- Crashed a pro-life anti-choice parade in San Francisco
- Stayed at Lee's new apartment in Fremont
- Visited Wyatt Earp's grave and the Museum of PEZ
- Became a double major
- Got Indian food in Little India for the first time
- Took someone new on one of my comic shop crawls

Went to/covered:
- Anaheim Comic Con (just started)
- Long Beach Comic Expo (also just started)
- Arizona's Renaissance faire
- Dickens Festival
- Lebowski Fest (which I've gone to but never covered)
- SoCal Renaissance faire a couple times (had a great sit down interview with Shelby and Todd)
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Since: 08-15-04
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Posted on 06-09-10 10:20 PM Link | Quote
You ate the Double Down and lived? *gasp*

Anywho, I wish I had your adventures Rogue.

Um... let's see.

-I got my BA (whoo!)
-Bought the complete and unabridged works of H.P. Lovecraft (I'm about 1/4 way in)
-Got into sci-fi novels finally
-Worked for the Census Bureau
-Via such work got access to a condominium that used to be a Masonic Temple, gathered data on it and might have an article published. (glee)
-Finally gave Boston's Gourmet Pizza a try and discovered it is a fairly decent place
-Dyed my hair auburn instead of black or black cherry.
-Spent $100 on shoes (broke down and got Shape Ups)
-Went to the Birdcage Coffee House down the road, really nice place.
-Went on a houseboat trip on Lake Mohave
-Went to Laughlin, NV for the first time
-Got my first smartphone (Motorola Backflip... still not sure if it was worth it)
-Held an Athenian Owl (coin) from the 5th century BCE in my hand
-Tried lemoncello (yum)
-Tried Metaxa (a Greek liquor that is basically wine and brandy, also yum)
-Learned about a distinct culture of central America known as the Garifuna.
Bitmap

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Posted on 07-28-10 06:48 AM Link | Quote
Knowing what Xeo looks like is the real meme of this forum
Xeoman

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Since: 08-14-04
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Posted on 08-04-10 04:38 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Bitmap
Knowing what Xeo looks like is the real meme of this forum

The greatest smiley ever.
Rogue
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Posted on 08-04-10 03:28 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Bitmap
Knowing what Xeo looks like is the real meme of this forum

Is that the new thing you tried?

I know what he looks like.

Today, I learned that you CAN get beer to-go.

Past new experiences/lessons:
- Saw a preserved clown corpse (Apparently I've been around it before and just didn't realize it).
- Saw freeze-dried bodies from the Silk Road era. One of them was a baby.
- Hung out at a steampunk tavern
- Had a grilled cheese sandwich with cave-aged cheddar
- Went to a LARP-specific con
- Went to a midnight release party for a book (it rocked. Ran into people from school)
- Went to the new extension on the Science Center
- Watched a man in a Faraday suit dancing around Tesla coils causing the lighting to attract to him
- Watched a Tesla coil from Tesla's lab go off
- Started writing for my friend's site
- Got pretty buzzed at someone's pirate party and went to a Boggards show (never saw them before while tipsy)
- Soldered something
- Almost died again ... this time sliding off of rocks in the rapids of the Kern River
- Had the most amazing cheese fries in the world (just a shame they're in Bakersfield)
- Made vanilla lavender shortbread with lavender I planted in the garden
- Watched a feed of a concert in a theater (Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer's concert in Bulgaria)
- Ran the lights for Phil's show with a light board I'd never used before
- Tried the pastrami sandwich Tommy's was test-marketing
- Got mochi from this 100-year-old place
- Had Croatian food
- Learned that Jerry Brown pretty much gave birth to farmers markets because it was previously illegal to buy vegetables fresh from the farmers and you had to go through a middle-man
- Further learned that Meg Whitman has spent $99 million on her campaign so far to beat Jerry Brown ... and I'm horribly disgusted that this has been allowed.
- Went to L.A. Rock'n Comic Con (it was its first, and probably ONLY, year)
- Hiked to the cave (more a tunnel) used for the 1960s Batman show
- Got all-you-eat Chinese tacos from this truck that goes around L.A.
- Survived a Big Mike's burger (big burger with cheese, topped off with a hot link) -- what's more was there eating it when the Lakers won the championship. People were running around of every orifice and out into the street to scream and cheer
- Found a place in North Hollywood where two people can eat and get drinks for under $10 put together. Ended up eating the food from this place while walking through North Hollywood to get to our friend's production of "USS Pinafore" (a Star Trek-ized version of Gilbert and Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore")
- Had a bacon beer
- Finally had the tea at the cosplay maid cafe we sometimes visit
- Attended a pagan ritual in Hollywood. Ate food that was blessed by Isis (and apparently it's pronounced "Eesis")
- Went to GEEKS Con (tiny con, but more fun than L.A. Rock'n Comic Con)
- Had a Mexican chocolate shake with cinnamon sticks blended in (got spicy to drink after a while)
- Got TMJ. Was fitted for a nightguard.
- Sampled this blend of rum that this pirate guy's been making for years. Tasted minty and smooth
- Tried to play a saw with a violin bow
- Checked into a hotel at 6 a.m. after driving the whole night to get to it, and then wake up a couple hours later to go to an event starting at 10 a.m.
- Finally had the buffet aspect of CiCi's Pizza (I'd previously only had take out in Texas)
- Met the MythBusters
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Since: 08-15-04
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Posted on 08-06-10 04:10 AM Link | Quote
Saw the Scorpions and Cinderella in concert ()
Painted a miniature and didn't have it come out looking like shit
Succeeded at birthday shopping for Ben in an epic way (3 items for less than the price I planned to pay for one)
Rogue
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Posted on 08-08-10 06:17 AM Link | Quote
- Got taken out for Chinese at 1 in the morning. Never been to this place before. You'd think it was mid-day with how packed the place was (and not just with kids out late).
- Watched a Shakespeare play that was interrupted by howling coyotes
- Learned that "The Lord of the Rings" was based on Norse mythology
- Watched a simulation of the Aurora Borealis
- Played "God of War III"
- Ate my friend's first attempt at bananas (and pears) foster. It was really good. Ate it with her 3-year-old who spent the time explaining that she liked all kinds of rum, but hates wine and is allergic to beer. My goddaughter, ladies and gentlemen.
- Ate Peruvian alfajores
- Watched Bolivian folk dancing
- Read a bunch of new comics ("Chew," "Scalped," "Tom Strong," etc). New to me, of course
- Smoked a Djarum Black
- Had the ice cream sandwich at Disney's soda fountain (funny thing is the ice cream they serve comes from this place I'd been to in Bakersfield)
- Ate a cheeseburger shaped to fit on a hot dog bun

I should be sleeping.
Rogue
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Posted on 08-18-10 06:32 AM Link | Quote
- Had a mac 'n' cheese grilled cheese sandwich
- Walked around in the bear caves that were a part of the L.A. Zoo
- Got a parking ticket
- I currently have a pocketful of buffalo/Indian head nickels and steel pennies
- Tried just about every sandwich at Quizno's in a matter of a week
- Stood in the line to go into the 99 Cents Store. A new one opened the next town over and everyone was having parties and getting stupid over it. Figured we'd see what all the fuss was about
- Tried cherry cheddar cheese
- Ate a Clark Bar and a Zagnut bar
- Had a Korean barbecue burrito (I've had the tacos and quesadilla. Figured it was time)
- Had a Japanese quesadilla
- Attended an opening at the Japanese American National Museum
- Went to a living history village I didn't like (it's in Arizona and it's DEAD)
- Ate Ćevapčići (Croatian dish)
- Went to Lummis Day celebrations in historic parts of Los Angeles
- Ate a donut packed with strawberries
- Started calling into Arizona for alcohol that isn't legal in California


Rogue
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Posted on 08-31-10 12:03 AM Link | Quote
- Ate at that Canadian pizza place
- Looked in the big telescope at the observatory
- Ate at another place in Koreatown I hadn't tried before (this one wasn't so good)
- Drank a couple beers at this bar in town we'd never been to
- Had this 12% abv ale from Delaware. I was tipsy for 5 minutes.
- Hung out with a friend's boyfriend
- Started my class specifically on graphic novels
- Had the nacho fries at this place we eat at a lot. Not bad.
- Bought textbooks online
- Happened to already own a bunch of books that are being used for textbooks
- Walked around an abandoned zoo
- Inadvertently celebrated Reading Comics in Public Day
- Watched a friend play "Master of Puppets" at this bar with his band
- Went to Red Bull Flugtag
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Posted on 09-11-10 02:27 AM Link | Quote
Bought an MP3 player for my car. Now I can jam out without listening to the same music over and over on the radio on my way to work. I also got a rhapsody subscription. So I don't have to worry about purchasing albums every other week. So far I got every single Gamma Ray album and some Dream Theatre. Oh yeah, and Dio. Gotta love Dio
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Posted on 09-21-10 04:37 AM Link | Quote
lmao Xeo do you still look as goody as ever
Rogue
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Posted on 10-11-10 02:31 AM Link | Quote
- Saw Barry Bostwick's ass (attended 35th anniversary Rocky Horror convention)
- Had a photo published in a textbook
- Appeared on Italian Vogue's website
- Tried a "Chinese tamale"
- Smoked sage
- Walked around in the tunnels under a military fort until a groundskeeper found us and told us we weren't supposed to be there
- Interviewed a group of authors for over an hour (still writing the story)
- Drove 300 miles roundtrip for pizza
- Went to the Museum of Man in San Diego (gorgeous structure)
- Went hiking after class
- Walked 3 miles just to look at a historic bridge in the middle of the night
- Attended a lecture NASA was holding on the solar system's moons that have water
- Attended IndieCade this weekend. Ran into Felicia Day.
- Tried this Thai place with Stitch
- Ate fried chicken and pancakes in Compton
- Tried this Mediterranean place in Santa Monica (Sooo good)
- Got buzzed for a few minutes at Hooters after drinking a pitcher of sangria
- Club hopped in the OC
- Learned and read about the philosophies and theories of Marx, Gramsci, and Foucault
- Ate at a different Moroccan place
- Saw shrunken heads (in two different museums)
- Went to the San Gabriel Comic Book Festival
- Watched hermit crabs in the tidepools (I've seen hermit crabs in nature before, but not in California)
- Watched the creator of DDR do a DJ set at a cosplay cafe
- Read Erst's surreal novel in collage
- Ate at the gypsy cafe by the university's art gallery (mm.. whipped chai)
- Watched all of "Rome" and "Hung." Started watch "Sons of Anarchy"
- Re-arranged our room for the first time since moving into this new space. Can now see the clouds and stars while laying in bed
- Went to an Electric Funeral concert



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