Thursday, April 30, 2009

Simplify your life

So there's this plug-in for iTunes that lets you wirelessly stream music from other people's iTunes libraries for your use. I can't get over how amazing it is. There's also an app for my iTouch so I can listen to other libraries without my computer. Any given day I'm listening to my music from home when I'm at work or my friends' music in San Francisco, Provo, or Orem.

When we're listening to music in the classroom, we're usually listening to music that's at my home or 800 miles away down South. And right now I'm listening to Rendon's music in Provo cause he has tons more Justice than I do.

If you have Simplify, let me know what your user name is and let's share. There might be something in my 400 gigs of music you like.

Don't waste your time

I knew I was right about X-Men. Just read up:

San Francisco
E! Online
Kansas City

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Today a fellow teacher and I were talking in the staff room (By the way, I feel mature enough to think in terms of "fellow teacher" and "talking in the staff room" but part of me still at times thinks "WHAT?!?!") and he was telling me a story about a question a female student asked him at the beginning of the year. It went something like this, obviously told to you secondhand but you'll get the point:

"Mr. So and So, can students date teachers?"
"I don't know if that would be the wisest thing."
"Cause that new band teacher is pretty cute."


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

1113.748 miles

is the exact distance that is happily frustrating me to no end. Damn you 1113.748 miles.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

You get what you want; you want what you get

Last year during my Great 2008, there was one thing I wanted to accomplish: making it great (cheesy, lame, but it worked and it was awesome). Indeed I accomplished this. One way I did was through my living situation. I had an awesome room with a balcony to the front and I had an accompanying room just next to mine that I made into a movie room. Sleepovers, movie nights, Porchapalooza's, camping in my bedroom, and other playtime activities ensued.

This year I'm doing the grown up thing. I have a job, I rent my own basement suite. It's a nice living. Well, it just got nicer cause I'm now moving upstairs. The boys upstairs are moving out and I'm moving in...into a three bedroom home and I'm the only tenant! I don't know what to do with myself! I have multiple rooms for sleepovers, movie nights and Roomapalooza's, not to mention a backyard porch and nice shade trees. I guess I can still have a Porchapalooza! Oh man, the ideas keep on streaming in. PLAYTIME continues!

Monday, April 20, 2009

A website crucial to your existence

A friend introduced me to an amazing website. This website analyzes the similarities between persons in popular culture. It is worth your reading if you are 1) writing a paper on the similarities between Bob Ross and a Bichon Frise or a microphone 2) gathered around the water cooler at work 3) hanging out with friends and one or more persons has a laptop or PDA with internet 4) thinking about doing homework or studying for a final 5) thinking about what to do while putting off doing homework or studying for a final.

Here are some of my favorites:

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Today I had a student pull something up from my computer and what did he see??? He saw this blog and then announced it, "Mr Yamamoto has a blog!" Yes yes, I've been exposed. Yes yes, they very well could read this now. I was anticipating that sometime this would happen. Sure whatever.

On another note, living in Canada and being a US citizen now, I have to file taxes in both countries. I got some helpful tax advice from my most trusted news source.

Monday, April 6, 2009


Sometimes I feel like giving up.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Movies to see

Here's a list of a couple movies I want to see because they look like fantastic works of art:
Where the Wild Things Are

Here's a list of a few movies I want to see because they look entertaining and I want to indulge:
Star Trek
Year One
Public Enemies
Sunshine Cleaning

Here's a movie that has me curious, although I don't like Jon Cusack, so I might not go see it:

Here's a list of a few movies that look like pure cinematographic masturbation and I'll probably go see it just because I'll be with a large group of friends and large numbers of people tend to be dumber:
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Terminator Salvation