Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Cough Text

So, most people who know me recognize my text tone as "The Cough." As a college student, there are times when I'm so busy I forget to put my phone on silence or vibrate. Tired of my fellow classmates having to save me by COVERING my text-tone, I decided to DISGUISE it.

I suggest that anyone who has the ability to record voice memos and use them as ringtones to do this, especially if you're like me and have professors who will rain down an ungodly terror on you should your mobile device erupt during they're boring lectures.

Go to a quiet place, background noise will be dangerous if you have a tendency to leave your phone on a high volume. Sure a cough is pretty normal in a classroom or church, but the pomeranian in the background may be a dead give away that you're not just scratching your leg when you frantically attempt to quell the disturbance.

Don't cough into the phone, but near it. You push a lot of air out when you cough into your mic piece, which will distort the sound and make it sound more mechanical. A faint cough sound is less noticeable to a teacher than the loud unnatural noise of air into a microphone.

Lastly, test it, make sure that you're cough sound is something that will sneakily alert you that you have a text, you left your sound on, and you're an idiot, without letting EVERYONE know that.

Just a little advice for the forgetful.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Words to waste time for your eyeholes

My day in fast forward, made blogs, slept 6 hours, woke up, snoozed, skipped breakfast, worked bookstore, einstein's on break, santa fe wrap, stomache trouble, work, lunch, fruit cup and sprite, bad melons decent grapes, left early, car didn't start, met young preacher who gave me a jump, car still didn't start, wait in the heat, car starts magically, uncle follows me to dealer, car fixed, 30 bucks, called sprint-then assurion-went on assurion's website-called assurion again-sent me to sprint-hung up and called sprint-talked to operator-talked to foreign assurion operator-new Rumor 2 in the mail Tuesday-50 bucks, haggle, chill.

All and all, pretty good day. Best all week. I give it 3 and half stars, unlike any of the new movies. Won't be going to the movies because I don't feel like Guinea Pig espionage, The Omen female edition, or watching a romantic comedy with my guy friends.

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Starting my Own Web Log

I don't really plan to use this now, but I may in the future. Who knows?

About Me: I'm a Christian, Southern Baptist specifically, and while I don't take full responsibility for all that those who claim to be my people have done to the world, I am going to try to keep my blog PG-13 and non-time wastey for that sake.

Now on to other things, I'm studying Electrical Engineering with a minor in Creative Writing (Fiction) at Clemson University and I'm the '09-'10 President of Clemson Improv's Mock Turtle Soup, and I plan on calling next year "O-ten."

This summer my super awesome girlfriend is in Oxford studying Jane Austen for 6 weeks (well 5, but one of them was spent backpacking through Scotland). She started a web log for her trip, I got an account so I could post on her web logs, ipso facto I started a web log of my own. I don't really want to get into the habit of using "Blog" "Blogging" or "Blogger" because it sounds like a word for vomit. Then again Web Log makes me sound like a nerrrrrd so I'll think of something else to call it.

Weblogosphere prepare for comedy, sarcasm, wit, and maybe some wisdom here and there.