Friday, May 26, 2006

Best. Fake. Lawyer. Story. EVER. XD

A Charlotte, North Carolina, lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars and then insured them against fire, among other things.

Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of these great cigars and without yet having made even his first premium payment on the policy, the lawyer filed claim against the insurance company.

In his claim, the lawyer stated the cigars were lost "in a series of small fires." The insurance company refused to pay, citing the obvious reason that the man had consumed the cigars in the normal fashion. The lawyer sued and WON!
In delivering the ruling, the judge agreed with the insurance company that the claim was frivolous. The judge stated never-the-less, that the lawyer held a policy from the company in which it had warranted that the cigars were insurable and also guaranteed that it would insure them against fire, without defining what is considered to be “unacceptable fire" and was obligated to pay the claim. Rather than endure lengthy and costly appeal process, the insurance company accepted the ruling and paid $15,000 to the lawyer for his loss of the cigars lost in the "fires".

Now for the best part.....

After the lawyer cashed the check, the insurance company had him arrested on 24 counts of ARSON!!! With his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being used against him, the lawyer was convicted of intentionally burning his insured property and was sentenced to 24 months in jail and a $24,000 fine.

This is a true story and was the First Place winner in the recent Criminal Lawyers Award Contest. (< liar)


Only in America, people. Where you can trip over a pavement and then sue the house that is attached to the said pavement. Where you can scald your lips from hot coffee and then sue McDonald.

EDIT: After a quick check on google, I found that it ain't true. ARGHH!!! I fell for a chain-letter-like hoax! Bah. What an anti-climax. Such a nice possibility too.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Doodle Break

... yes, I'm still alive. Please put away the shovels and coffins or else a flying hippo kick will arrive shortly =D.

Not much of an update, though I have loads of halfway-written entries in a little notepad on my desktop. Blogger-block? Uh-oh.

Anyway, a quick sketch to regain my sanity from college assignments. Showing only one, as the others look like crap's poo XD.
I don't have a fetish... really! =P
Photoshop CS2+tablet. Few days ago actually. It's a... cabaret circus burlesque performer. Not liking the skirt. Maybe later I'll change it to fishnets or something. Or those Spanish skirts.

As usual during The Amazing Assignment Race, my snooze time follows New York's time. Or vampiric time. BatGirl!!! *kuang kuang kuang~* [<- this is Doraemon's laugh. Not the sound of a bat in agony =.=]. Can't wait till it's over... got some new hobbies that I wanna try~

Pui Yee went to China and saw a lil' old lady with the infamous 3-inch lotus feet! She has some lovely photos in her blog... go visit! Make me feel like travelling. Or caving. My wallet doesn't agree with me though. Gotta earn some money some how. I'm tired of my usual vacation spot, which is from the telly to the refridgerator.

Another thing, I want to bitchslap the inconsiderate idiot who ruined the coral reefs of Sipadan. TWO TENNIS FIELDS! Do you ANY idea how long it takes for coral reefs to recover? If I recall right, I read before the minimum years that it'll take is about a century. Minimum. Hear that, you idiot? Even when you die, the reefs would still be in the beginning stages to recover, or maybe it wouldn't even start yet. Little ignorant buggers. I could rant on and on, but I got work to do. A thousand whirlwind hippo kicks won't even be enough.

First the rainforests, the rivers, the air... Now underwater too? Destruction to every damn elements you could get your grubby hands on right? Humans!

.... and I shall end abruptly here. Yes. I will. Back to the race!

[a passing thought, I just glanced up at the title, and my mind gave me a nice rearrangement of the letters, newly spelt as Doodie Berak. WTF. Must be Da Vinci Code. Yes. Must be. But more likely it's because of a certain friend who enjoys anouncing when he wants to berak. Sometimes complete with descriptions somemore. The hell. XD]

Monday, May 08, 2006

One in a million... oops, i mean Century


The one moment in the century hath passed.
01:02:03 04/05/06

Some made wishes.
Some tried to populate the world even more.
Some go partying the second away.
Some slept through it (<- 80% XD) And I? I took. A screenshot. Whooohoooo!!!! Geekdom rul3z! You shalt be g33k-|fi3|) t00!! 533!! 533!!!


...okay, I'll just stop that, lol. Alright, at that time, I was:
= scanning something for Kezia
= chatting to hobbit and seiji
= tweaking my Web Tech assignment in Dreamweaver
= replying my penpal's email
= ...which is in japanese, hence the Wakan dictionary

... Phew. Talk about multi-tasking.

And yea, I did make a wish. As if it's a shooting star.

.... Though I would had more time on a shooting star ^.^;;;;. Had to wish it all in one bloody friggin' second. XD

(sorry for the random typing. It's 4am and I'm sleepy weh)

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Let Me Tell You a Story...

... of a girl's extreme clumsiness.

And guess what, I'll keep it short because the more I think about it, the more I want to hurl myself off the balcony.

Okay, so I was doing my Digital Imaging assignment. From past experiences(unfortunate), I learnt to save a lot. Oh yes, I do. Gianne saves. Right. Anyway, I started the subject of my manipulation; my face + some onion skins. Then I was playing around with the functions and I got the perfect lay-over after playing with masks and layer blends. Well, it seemed perfect since I WAS BLOODY ABOUT TO LOSE IT!!

So how, you ask? Just then, me mam gave me a call, asking me to get down to hold Mocha (me dog) since she wants to park her car in. The moment I stepped out from my room (and this was the time I thought, "Ah! Better save firs--") I promptly stepped into dog pee. WTFBBQKNNCB!!! Thought vanished, and I hopped wobbly on one leg into the toilet in a hurry, washed my feet, grabbed a cloth to wipe the pee (quick wipe, to be cleaned more thoroughly in a few minutes) and rannnn outside to grab Mocha... after I catch that cow of a dog, who was trying to hump Fido (much to Fido's chagrin and horror, for he now has a gay companion), my mom parked OUTSIDE. Her reason? "Aiyah, later need to take food, if park in now, later need to catch him again...". Fine, it's a good reason. But if only she thought of that earlier T.T. Not to mention it was raining, and I got a little wet from chasing the darn dog.

See where all these are building up to?

When I opened the door, I was faced with a electricity-less house. OHhhHhh! So that's what the extra loud and sharp lightning had to offer! Bloody.... If you're still blur, it basically translates to my computer got shut down. Yes. (Even though I'm saying yes now, I was really going, "NOoooOoooOOO~!!!" at that time, though inwardly). I did manage to save the skin that I used, but it's masking all over again. Okay, this is not so bad, I could redo.

Number 2

I was working on the original size pic, which is quite large and made my pc lag a little. So halfway through I decided to transfer to the size needed. Unfortunately I've misplaced my guideline, and I remembered it's half-A4/A5 size. So I opened up a new file, set it at A4 size, then resized it by 50%. Bad move. You see, A4 when folded in half is A5. So while one of the side's length change, the other remains the same. When I resized it by 50%, both lengths change.

See my mistake now? I've already finished the right side of the face when I suddenly got worried (it's instinct I tell you) and messaged William on MSN, to check the guideline. Twas then I realised my mistake! If the image size was bigger, it's alright, resizing it smaller would be okay but in my case, it's the opposite. Fine. I was pretty frustrated, but calmed down, and just recreated what I had done on the original pic (lucky I saved).

Number 3

I've taken all the precautions, saving all the time, making sure everything is corrrect, and did loads of tweaking here and there. Finally, it's 6am, and I decided I should hit the sack. But before that, I'll send my progress to my lecturer. So I flattened the image, resized it, save as -> another file name, etc, and emailed my lect with that attachment. Then I returned to Photoshop, and clicked the few steps back in the History bar, saved it and closed the file.

I was viewing the file I sent to my lect, and got an idea to try out. So I reopened the file, and was quite pleasantly surprised that it came out quite quick. And then.

*drum roll*

I realised that there. Is. Only. ONE. Layer.


WTH HAPPENED TO MY GAZILLION LAYERS!?!??? Crappage, I reverted back to the WRONG tab... it should been another step back!



*headdesk* x 54423452356156896346

Oh? Am i not dead yet? *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk*

I felt so fucking exasperated. Why me? God, why me, of all minions on Earth? If this is your idea of comic, please, get yourself cable TV or something, PLEASE. I can't take anymore of this.

Oh c'mon. Imagine it happening to you.

Makes you want to *headdesk* as well, doesn't it?

I ought to change my blog's name to 'Maladies of a Confused Girl' or somewhere along that line.