(OCTOBER XVIII) Triple digits!

This is my one-hundredth post in the history of my blog!  To commemorate it, I will attempt to make a coherent story using one sentence from each of my previous posts.  It probably will not be, though.  Let’s give it a shot!  Everything will be linked.  Of course, this means there will be some stuff taken way out of context, and some of the sentences will be intentionally discontinuous if I have a specific favorite line from a post.

(1) And [נח אברהם בן מאיר וחיה ליבה] wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of his memory, and these are the journeys.  (2) With excitement running through my head, we’ll see if this journal turns into more thoughts than actions.  (3) We also numbered off in Hebrew, and mine is [עשרים ואחת], i.e. 21. (4) The sub-group that I was with loved my calls and alacrity.  (5) With the [ניגון] similar to [פתחו לי], the result was the same… happy tears. (6) It included a clip of the UN vote, which I vividly remember from Exodus… and Becky Harris’s summary “every g–d–n country.” (7) The moment was beyond emotion and mind—I simply can’t explain any more for a spiritual experience.

[8] You will survive because it is meant to be. (9) After a tortuous (remember people: that means winding, not torturesome) path, we turned around, seeing the vast sand dunes. (10) Can’t let a small injury like that reduce my smile and chipperness! (11) Because I want to have words tell some of the story, that provides me with an excellent opportunity to become a historian. (12) Before dismissal, the map was brought out, and our entire journey was enumerated.

(13) In short, I fled to protect my tympanic membranes! (14) And no, I was NOT under the influence of any interesting substances… unless the exhilaration from a Knights basketball victory did weird things to my head as I was waiting in the parking lot to leave! (15) Don’t go, Jason Waterfalls! (16) Although I want to stay with the group, I will not violate traffic laws and risk getting hit! (17) We were lost on vacation (hooray–that means a Weiss Vacation(R)!

[18] Always find a positive or at-worst neutral part of any negative. (19) This is funny that I give a memory related to a song asking about long-term memory loss! (20) COUNTER-PROP: It didn’t explode. (21) Oh, and you’re probably wondering about the title. (22) Another factor was that I strongly disliked missing school, even for the holidays. (23) I am always on the lookout for patterns and connections, and thus it resonated well with me. (24) Well, it’s probably pretty apparent at this point what is coming up. (25) They also did the ridiculous part after that, which made me laugh the hardest: rather than the nonsense syllables, HuskerVision showed splitting “?” that spread out over a few frames.

(26) It seems that my goal originally was to post at least once a week, but life can easily get in the way, and my blogging is on a further rear-burner than my logging. (27) There are many reasons that I became a Northwestern Wildcat, but it seems that one of those reasons is that I evidently have nine lives! [28] Well, this caused me to lose control, and so I skidded and wiped out! (29) My original idea to have weekly posts seems to have become an overambitious ambition.  (30) Go ahead and throw all the terrible jokes about how I shouldn’t quit my day job!

(31) That leaves five to six hours unbudgeted each weekday! (32) What, ask for more? (33) The wind blows toward anyone who can follow this–and I admit that this freewriting tends to get a little big rambling. (34) Leaning against the doors is a 1,000 point penalty. (35) ‘Seventeen!’ shouted the Humbug, who always managed to be the first with the wrong answer. (36) At services, the דבר תורה(D’var Torah–sermon) was interesting in that it described counting up (as we do for the עמר (Omer–the 50-day period between Passover and שבועת (Shavuot)) as showing both where we came from and where we are going. (37) This may (pun intended) include memories, old journal posts, predictions, or anything else.

[38] The intimidation at a new beginning has coined a term that I have taken from classes: “syllabus paralysis.” (39) Obviously, I prefer natural or developed rivalries that are friendly. (40) The fire alarms will definitely stick in my LONG-term memory! (41) If there were any other irregularities in the road, I could have very easily wiped out. (42) I just posited postponing posting the post for post-Shabbat. (43) I enjoy getting to know people, and although I can have involved conversations at the first encounter, I have difficulty going beyond the first encounter. (44) Anyway, this night was awesome because I got into deep conversation with people, and just really enjoyed being in a new situation.

(45) I have always been fascinated by scattered light, when you can see the particles and the beam of light[,] for a long time. (46) It is said that timing is everything, and knowing the best timing is oftentimes the most interesting problem to solve. (47) Cross-ruffing is good, but you have to make sure you have enough other winners and don’t lose control of the hand! [48] You should think of a recipe as a starting point. (49) Even when you feel alone, there are people all around you, and all can be potential resources and friends. (50) Although questionable people ride on public transportation, I think that the majority of riders are “normal” people, but every rider has a story to tell.

(51) For some reason, as well, the verse “I think I’ll dye my hair blue” intrigued me. (52) Is there some implication that college and high school have broken down my positivity? (53) You have to be ready to change what will be your normal routine, because life is always about the changes. (54) When a game doesn’t have a timer, you can take as long as you need to make the most improbable comeback. (55) I have alleviated this ambiguity in my writing and on my watch by always setting them, when possible, to 24-hour time. (56) The way I see it is that no matter how difficult of a day or week I have had, once Shabbat rolls around, I allow my stresses to fly out the window.

(57)  It is easy to think “this is only 15 minutes” but at the same time, you don’t always need a lot of time to have something great happen. [58] Honestly, I think the desperation of this post has undermined my conviction from yesterday! (59) So I’m cherry-picking a bit here, but I made my rules! (60) If I need a time-wasting game online, I would much rather use Bridge Base Online than the Facebook applications. (61) I don’t care if you’re not wearing a helmet, but you won’t see me without one. (62) Is there some particular “order” to peoples’ minds who don’t have autism, schizophrenia, or other mental irregularities and quirks?

(63) Δrove home and had matzo ball soup. (64) Too bad, because it’s my career-64th post, and so it is very anti-climactic. (65) And I will bike a dozen miles AND I will bike a dozen more, just to be the man whosavedthreedollarsingasandalsogotsomegreatexercisebeforefallingdownatmydoor. (66) Always look up before making an entrance–the world may be in a different place than you! (67) Many a problem had pretty much the whole problem covered in scribbles, “X,” and check marks with ticks on them, yet after all of that I got a 7/10 on the problem. [68] Therefore, just as in my full journals, I bring MAPLE to a close with the infamous phrase as my Nugget of the Day.

(69) If you have a positive attitude, any bad day can be spun such that “this will make a great story someday.” (70) Each season holds something that none of the other seasons do, and that uniqueness may be different for each person. (71) How many of us write down our thoughts when the world seems to be too busy for us? (72) A certain proverb claims that 79 > 210. (73) Theoretical score: 36. Hypothetical score: 50. Experimental score: 76.”  I’m regressing! (74) The proof is also by my favorite technique: contradiction!

(75) My line, “Cartwheel, cartwheel, cartwheel” cracked up the audience, and we ended up winning that part of the competition! (76)  Instead, I will be doing OCTOBER [October's Creative Title Of Blog Everyday Routine]… guess when? (77) Noah Weiss: PhD candidate! [78] In Berwyn, I definitely “got my kicks” as we got into the town! (79) However, sometimes I feel that when people are engaged in an interesting conversation, they are able to tune out the other ambient noise. (80) I sure had a lot to be thankful for this year! (81) (Will this put a self-fulfilling prophecy for October 11, though?)

(82) Part of forgiveness, which is probably something overlooked often, is that you have to be able to forgive yourself for your own shortcomings. (83) A turkey is running amok on Capitol Parkway in Lincoln! (84) When you have a positive attitude, you always have a chance of winning. (85) Have I mentioned that on the occasions that I do drive, I like to use hand signals instead of blinkers? (86) The second was that I thought that red had too much of a negative perception, even though I’m so used to seeing graded papers in red. (87) Afraid I did not hit the top of an hour when writing this.

[88] It’s still a post, but it feels like an excuse. (89) Granted, it’s harder to spread out people to cheer when the distance is 100 miles and going through the middle of nowhere! (90) Even though I disobey prohibitions on creative acts, I will use the timed post option in deference. (91) Obviously, I’m talking not about American football, but Association football, better known as soccer in the States.  :p (92) That all changes tomorrow, and I figure that is enough for what I want to say today.

(93) Of course, someone may claim that I am running up a $200 laundromat bill, only to get a free roundtrip fare between Chicago-Midway and Eppley. (94) The “sweet refrain” is world peace, yet the Middle East conflict is so difficult. (95) Unfortunately, we started the car and warning lights filled the dashboard and console. (96) Your relationships with family will last a lifetime, but even the “trip of a lifetime” will have memories that dwindle over time. (97) I was lucky today in that I had (have?) a night flight (more evening… scheduled for 18:45) which upped my chance of getting work done. (98) However, I will claim factors that differentiate today from the aforementioned debacular days. (99) And, to conclude this post, remember that deduct goes over defense with detail before defeat.

WHEW!  That was a LONG summary of my blog!  I realize that most sentences don’t flow well together, but that wasn’t entirely the point.  I will say that it is unlikely that I will repeat something like this on other “milestone” posts.  (This took several sessions to compile and link everything.)

Today is the eighteenth day of O.C.T.O.B.E.R.  That makes two weeks and four days.

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