Controlling Water

Today I tried to *Control Water*. It was interesting because I was not really sure what to try (I really want to try flying, but I want to try out a lot before I attempt that one) and whilst wondering _what_ I should try the big bottled water thing at my house seemed to randomly bubble. I figured that that might have been a sign and that I might as well try controlling water.

Posted Thu, Aug 9, 2007

Telekinesis

So I hope this picture makes it obvious that I tried to control a balloon with my MIND. Sadly I couldn’t control it. I tried from varying distances away, including extremely close; I tried such methods as imagining the balloon rising, willing the balloon to rise, making various had and finger gestures to get it to rise, and even telling it to rise. If anyone has any awesome super power ideas for me to try let me know; I doubt I’ll run out of ideas but it might be more fun to try yours.

Posted Wed, Aug 8, 2007

Creating dor Controlling Fire

Still no super power. Today I tried to make a match light without striking it. I told it to light, it snapped my fingers at it, I tried using my mind. All to no avail; it would not light. So I lit it and tried to control the flame. I had to light four matches in the hopes that one would stay lit long enough to for me to make the flame do anything but go out.

Posted Tue, Aug 7, 2007

Levitation

Today I tried, unsuccessfully, to levitate off of a couch. I tried it both sitting and laying down. I must admit that I felt lighter, but certainly not lighter than air. It was the feeling often expressed as butterflies in one’s stomach. Anyway, I get that feeling when I learn a new secret, so I might have just been excited to possibly find my super power. In other news a man here in Honduras just killed a guy and someone called me on the radio to tell me that if I see a prowler, don’t go chasing his as I might get caught in the crossfire!

Posted Mon, Aug 6, 2007

Seeing in the Dark

Today the power was out from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm and I figured that it would be quite opportune to see if my latent super power was seeing in the dark. I agree that that would be a pretty boring super power, but who ever said it had to be awesome? Anyway, I took a shower for about half and hour in the pitch dark since the power was out and I never saw anything but my watch hands.

Posted Sun, Aug 5, 2007

Your Possible Super Powers

I was thinking about super powers the other day and I came to a realization; even if I do have super powers I rarely try to do things that require super powers so I might have some super powers and not even know it! This could be true of all of us! I mean, honestly, how often do you try to fly, or double jump, or breath underwater, or walk through walls?

Posted Fri, Aug 3, 2007

El Salvadorisimo

From Thursday the 19th to late Monday the 23rd I was on a trip to El Salvador. It was the best vacation that I have ever had in my life. The reason I went is that an LETU grad, Lee Shaver, is in the Peace Corps there and this is the best chance that I will ever have to visit him. So we planned it all out, which bus I would take there, etc etc.

Posted Tue, Jul 31, 2007

Friday Tips and Tricks

Time saving tips and tricks! This first tip is something that I use almost daily. Do you ever want to change a filename to something that is similar to the original name? For instance, maybe you just want to change/add/remove the extension? Well, if you are using a reasonable shell you can do the following: # Add .txt to the filename cp textfiel{,.txt} # change el to le cp textfi{el,le}.txt # remove extension cp textfile{.

Posted Fri, Jul 6, 2007

On the Validity of Taking Nine Credit Hours in Half a Summer

A lot of people thought that I was crazy to try to take nine hours in the first half of the summer. I even admit that in retrospect it was probably not the best idea in the world. But I do think that it was helpful in a number of areas. The most obvious area that I benefited in is the fact that in my senior year I will only need to take twelve hours a semester.

Posted Tue, Jul 3, 2007

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Posted Tue, Jul 3, 2007