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Old 01-08-2007, 02:26 PM   #81
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Stupid eyes why did you fail me so I couldn't be an naval aviator like I wanted to. I wanted to fly Vikings

Of course, then all that stuff with that girl never would have happened because I'd have been her superior. or never met her at all.


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Old 01-08-2007, 02:55 PM   #82
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well...... i'm Brittish so it might be a bit different but thanks for the help and comments.
I imagine the RAF has similar requirements all around.

Ahh... the RAF. I definitely would have signed up for that service.


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Old 01-08-2007, 05:36 PM   #83
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i joined when i turned 20. it's been..damn..about 3 years. hoping to go back soon. either as reservist mp or active duty mp. (military police) if not that MOS, something with intel. I was going to go to college for ROTC last time i went in, with the gi bill or whatnot, but this time just going in to be a soldier. I don't have any other plans for my future, and no bitchy girl such as what Zarg here has. (j/k ) Then again, I don't even know if i'm still egligable for military, as I failed the first time, so i'll need a waiver for that, and i'll also need a waiver for being a homeschooled highschool graduate. If I can't get those, then well...i don't know what I'll do.


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Old 01-08-2007, 07:38 PM   #84
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Well,.. I saw the person I so carelessly leaked our vital intel to last week at work this afternoon. She didn't say anything that led me to believe she had been exposed to the fullness of the XWA experience.

From this I can only conclude:
A.) She hasn't come here yet...
or:
B.) She has come here, and was so deeply disturbed and traumatized by what she found that she is in deep denial and has set up a vault-like mental block just to cope.

At the moment, I'm leaning towards 'A'.
She didn't have the haunted, troubled look that I would expect from someone in a state of 'B'.

This lead me inevitably to another conclusion:
A.) She is too busy with work and/or life to take the time to check out a couple of questionable internet links e-mailed to her...
or:
B.) Was just never all that interested to begin with, and was feigning it in order to seem polite.

She seems to claim 'A'... yet I'm heavily leaning on 'B' for this one folks. If experience and history have shown us all just one thing... it is the very true fact that NOBODY has ever been so busy that they couldn't take the time to click on a questionable internet link at work.
That's like 90% of the work day spent in front of a screen for most people!

So I...we... may have just lucked out on this one... whew!

Of course, she still has the links in her possession... she could choose to dredge up this info, and use it to blackmail me at a most inopportune time.

I must be cautious...


Work was slow.
We had a guy in to inspect the safety of all the rigging of the building. Basically, we just stayed out of his way, and tried to just be handy if he needed anything answered.

He said we weren't in too bad of shape, all things considered (mainly the age of the venue...) but there were a lot of things we should replace and/or be paying attention to to really meet all the current codes.

He's going to write up a full report that we should have in a few weeks to act upon.

It's possible our entire venue will be razed to the ground in a couple of years, however.
I'm not sure how that is going to effect how we follow all the recommendations.


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Old 01-09-2007, 02:41 AM   #85
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work was nothing today, another day down the ****ter. still, managed 100 pushups in half an hour before going in. about ran out of gas pulling out of the driveway, fortunately we have a gas station like 1/16 a mile from here, so i said give me an overdraft on my checking and put $28 in (full tank) hopefully it doesn't clear the bank til thursday evening....otherwise i be angry. o well!

went into work then and it was boring slow and the stupid printer decided to be lame and crash on us, but we fixed it and it was still slow...came home on my lunch, went back to work and then came back home...

got home, watched some of 24 seas 1 w/my sis and then messed on computer and managed to get galaxies back on with 2.5 gigs to spare. the installation files to world of warcraft took up about 3 gigs.

tomorrow my plans are to clean my room, basically put all my clothes away, workout, get my landlord to take a look at our water heater as the shower runs cold after 5 minutes of use (good for me as my sister doesnt have an excuse to take forever in the shower while i'm holding my bladder waiting to take a piss), and see if we can fit a washer on the kitchen sink faucet, as the cold water keeps dripping out of the handle like lame.

once that's all through i'm going to watch Dune, movie i'm borrowing from my landlord, i've never seen it before, apprarantly it's really good or something (2 and half hours long tho...) so i'll watch it.

My knees are still hurting like bad, when i kneel down to pick something up, it's embarrassing as they crack and pop. I don't know what i need to do to get that fixed, other than surgery which i will NOT have....no way someone is gonna take my kneecap off.......****ing ouch.


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Old 01-09-2007, 06:10 AM   #86
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The David Lynch version of 'Dune'?

Ugh.

It has a couple of moments... but for the most part it's pretty bad if you ask me.
The extended cut is supposed to be a pretty vast improvement, but I haven't seen that one yet.

The Sci-Fi Channel mini-series version that came out a couple of years ago is far more accurate to the source material, even if the actors aren't as all 'A-List'.
I hope that's the version you have...

David Lynch was just the wrong director for that film, IMHO. How exactly do you go from something like "Eraserhead" to that, anyway?

Of course, the book is a massive epic... with far, far more ideas on every page than you could realistically hope to get up on screen in a 2 hour movie and still hope for it to make any kind of sense... so maybe I do need to forgive him that.

Still... it's one of the greatest sci-fi stories of all time, and one of my favorites. Seeing it botched like that has never quite left my system. Every time I hear of one of my favorite books ('Lord Of The Rings'; 'Hitchhiker's Guide'...) being made for silver screen I always have the same reaction: "God... I hope they don't pull a "Dune" on this one..."

(Oh... and for the record: I read the books after seeing the movie... so I had no preconceptions the first time I saw it. I still thought it sucked. Even more so now that I've seen the other version and read the first book through a couple of times.)

I read somewhere once that David Lynch was up for the director position for Return Of The Jedi at one point, but had to turn it down to work on Dune.

That would have been wrong. So very very wrong...

But if it's the Sci-Fi channel version: I approve. Not exactly perfect... but could be a lot worse.


Strange... Something just hit me: I was having an almost identical conversation about this with my co-worker (who is a massive and rabid David Lynch fan...) just a couple of moments before I let slip the information about the location of our secret hidden rebel base.

Hmmmmm...


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Old 01-09-2007, 11:44 AM   #87
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i'm borrowing the vhs copy and it's by david lynch....umm the dvd copy is extended director's cut by John Harrison. anyways, gonna watch both...lol


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Old 01-09-2007, 01:01 PM   #88
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well...... i'm Brittish so it might be a bit different but thanks for the help and comments.

oh.



well in that case.

I have no clue, and they dont have it outlined well at all on the sites I just browsed
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Old 01-09-2007, 01:10 PM   #89
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i I don't have any other plans for my future, and no bitchy girl such as what Zarg here has. (j/k )

trust me, this is the good one, my ex is the bitchy one............

the david lynch one has patrick stewart right? all the guys at work think that one is better than the Sci Fi one
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:23 PM   #90
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People at work care not for my sci-fi geekdom. I think it's sad. .

I have not read Dune.... I know, I'm a bad monkey. I'm sorry. Do i have to turn in my geek card?

ALot of stuff for me to accomplish over the next few days. Post-Action plan for work, and set up and direct a new saftey team. Fun fun fun.

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Old 01-09-2007, 02:36 PM   #91
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I haven't read it either, we are a bit young crankhead, we are not of the book generation! plus it was old when we were babies.

I live in sci fi geekdom at work. Popular topics on Monday morning are Friday's BSG and Dr. No or Who or whatever it is that I dont watch, and we used to of course discuss Enterprise.
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Dr who? that's quite popular here i quit like it myself u should watch it sometimes.

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Old 01-09-2007, 03:02 PM   #93
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the david lynch one has patrick stewart right? all the guys at work think that one is better than the Sci Fi one
Patrick Stewart was the one good bit of casting.
Kyle Mac-whatshisname and Sting were the most glaring bits of really bad casting.

The guys at work are wrong.

But I guess it's all about what you grew up with. If they like that one, good for them. I just always found it a slow-moving, muddy, confusing, badly acted and scripted mess with terrible visual effects and soundtrack...

But maybe that's just me...

Let us know what you think about the A/B comparison, 15.


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Old 01-09-2007, 04:51 PM   #94
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it was slow-paced and made very little sense, maybe i'll like the sci-fi special edition version more. the best part of the movie was the big battle near the end.


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Old 01-09-2007, 05:57 PM   #95
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Well, it's much easier to follow, since it has time to introduce all the characters (and there are a hell of a lot of them!) and play out the story properly.

The scenery backdrops and some of the F.X. do show a little bit of their "made-for-T.V." origins though... but the story is a hell of a lot more clear.


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Old 01-09-2007, 10:43 PM   #96
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Called and talked to my friend (the one in the air force) today, which was cool as i haven't talked to him since like october, hard to catch him on his day off.

I was on galaxies for a bit, rushed in with a bunch of friends and kicked some rebels out of the weapons facility on Talus. They kept coming back for more, so we killed them a few more times, then I logged off for supper w/my parents, then when they left my landlords called and said i could borrow the movie 'Crank' that they rented, just got done watching it. It was pretty cool, not something I would wanna watch w/my parents though.

Now i'm probably going to go work out for about an hour or so.. I gotta lose about 30 pounds...i think my weight could have something to do with my knees being sore, it snowed so i guess my plans of running are foiled. Regardless, i'm going to buy a new pair of sneakers on thursday. Wish the damn glucosamine stuff would kick in and do its job!!!


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Got a few things done at work yesterday: We finally had some crew show up to work. Only 2 of them, though... the giant list of projects I had that would have taken 20 people 3 weeks of working 8-hour days to get through has had to be modified somewhat, as we only have to the end of the week to do any of these projects before we get too busy again. I had to prioritize things pretty severely.

I just not better hear anything, not one damn thing, out of any of their mouths that they need more money or haven't been working enough once they all bother to report back in...

I personally spent the day cleaning and re-organizing the office somewhat. I only got about half-way through it before the dust really started choking me and making me wheeze and cough worse than I already had been. So now it's a much worse state than when I started... but it should be easy to pick up where I left off today and finish.

Once home I tackled a new mp3 project. I managed to barrage some more inboxes before my e-mail client started reporting that the attachments were too big. Now I either have to convert them down a notch or 2, or break them into smaller chunks. I guess that's what I'll do when I get home tonight.

It's nice to have a project of some sort to keep me occupied when I get home... keeps me from just parking my ass in front of the TV for 5 or 6 hours until I get too tired and give up and go to bed. Plus, it helps to keep my mind off how lame and isolated my life is at the moment. At least it feels like I'm getting something accomplished that other people might just garner some joy from...

I woke up in the middle of the night with a really nasty coughing fit... but since then I haven't been coughing nearly as much or as badly. Perhaps I managed to clear out whatever was causing the tickle in my throat and the heaviness and pressure in my chest.

Of course, that's bound to all change once I start up moving stuff around in my office again...

I'm going to call today about getting my Strat overhauled completely. I really can't live with it in the condition that it's in right now. I don't know when it became my most-used guitar... but I've really missed it since it fell apart last month.

I might also buy another one anyway... I still want an Eric Johnson signature model. Doing both might set me back a bit... but I think I can handle it at this point.


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School was ok today. We didn't do much we wrote a long thing about what we wanted to do this year (short term targets- long- wishes and stuff)

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I worked on a long continuing project at work all afternoon. This month marks one year of me working on it.

We are slowly but surely distributing a true mesh open source wireless network in and around our downtown area to help promote business and commerce. ITs been ALONG TIME coming.

Here is the site they have with info:
http://www.cuwin.net/projects/urbana

It was extremely frustrating as a year ago, when I started, there was basically no support from CUWiN, I was given ALOT of informkation, most of which wasnt really correct, a lot of equipment, and told to make it work. It was the first time in about 3 years that I was touching UNIX again, and I certainly hadnt messed with anything advanced in about 4. Was way way way in over my head, I toiled and toiled and toiled for a few months, until the CUWiN project expanded and got some new employees, and this really got the ball moving.

Now I can sit at lunch in the mall across the street from my office and surf the net and check email.

We have the mesh backbone up all over downtown, but are now begaining to setup the front end that provides usable wireless internet connections. Until now people sorta had to make due on their own, were told it was there and had FAQ's on setting up a linksys WRT54G to be the front end.

Now we are putting out equipment and really making it usable, so its now getting pretty cool.

Anything else I could type can all be found on the CUWiN site and probably better explained there.
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oh, I started a class wednesday, back to school after a year and a half off.

Javascript, looks to be pretty boring for the first month, but this is half review for me and is a ramp up to get me going on learning ASP SQL and getting my microsoft certifications so I can eventually get a more administrative job and move away from front line tech BS.

it reminds me that I dislike school, so much busy work and stupid crap to put up with. Atleast my Prof is pretty laid back and old school.

If things continue on the route they have been with the current gf(its been just shy of a year), the ball will be rolling for the end of dating life in October next year, its wierd for me to think that this early to me, after a 4 year, but I guess everything is so much better than the last relationshiop, and really every relationship I have been in before, far far far more compatible emotionally, physically, mentally, just everything. This is sort of prompting my education, shes a chicago subrub girl that cant imagine not living up there when married and having kids there because its 'so much better' than downstate(ok so I lied a few posts up, this is our other point of friction)

I realize that to be marketable in the incredibly competitive fast moving job market up there, I will be forced to get certified to even get interviews there, because for some reason experience doesnt mean jack

so back to school it is, sadly, taking night classes, I am prolly the second youngest person in the 15 person class........most everyone else is gray or dying their hair to hide it.









woot 10 days and 100 posts! twice as many as we had at this point last year, and the whole year we averaged just over 2 posts a day over the whole year
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Yeah... it seems we have the fever this year. Last year just didn't have the "oomph".

Not sure what's different this time around, or whether it will last (probably drop off a bit over the summer months,) but it's nice.

Just got out of bed.

Even though the hacking cough that's been my constant companion for two weeks now seems to have subsided quite a bit today, I still felt terrible all day. Achy, feverish, and cloudy-headed. Made for a long day at work, even though I showed up late and left early.

I also scratched the hell out of one of my fenders when trying to back into a space at the garage. I misjudged the angle and brushed the concrete wall. Probably had something to do with the humming inside of my skull...
It's not bad... but still the worst mark I've ever put on this car.
My car is going on 7 years old... and I know I should expect the occasional scratch, bump, bang, and ding, especially considering where I live and work... but knowing it's there will still eat away at the perfectionist side of my soul for weeks... until something worse happens to take my mind off it. (Perfectionism is a total curse... don't let anybody ever tell you otherwise.)

I just ate and hit the sack as soon as I got home.

Got a few things done at work anyway, despite my state. Only one crew person showed up to do any work today though. Still, we managed to get a bit accomplished. Didn't totally finish the office today... but made some progress there, as well.

Called about my gee-tar. He told me to bring it by tomorrow afternoon and he'll take a look at it and make recommendations. Basically, my idea is to pretty much strip it back to the wood and rebuild it from there. New frets, new hardware, new pickguard, new pickups and electronics.
Huh. That will make tomorrow the first time I've carried an instrument in on the subway in like over 5 years. Wow. I did that every day for 5 years when going to college. It's gonna feel weird.

EDIT:

I was just digging through the list of "Who's Online" right now a few moments ago.

Someone (a 'guest' AKA: a not-logged-in or non-registered user) was printing out the contents of this thread.

Huh.

That seems a very curious thing to do.

It's difficult to imagine there's anything in this pile of nonsense that deserves the wasting of precious planetary resources to be committed to hard-copy.

Oh well.

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Old 01-11-2007, 12:39 AM   #102
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And who ever you are, we can find you.... eventually. I mean, it'd take 20 years, but we could do it.

ED: You seem to be in the know about the gee-tar stuff. I'm looking to learn, partially because of Guitar Hero II, which is a great party game, but partially because I realized something.

Expert Guitar players look impressive while jamming, and it's a get hot women aid.
((SEE: Allen Collins, Lynerd Skynerd))

So, I'm looking for a cheap intro buy into a guitar and amp, tuner, and is it better to be taught, or just try to pick it up myself? Limited budget though....

Anyway, still haven't started anything for work. Laziness abounds.

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Someone (a 'guest' AKA: a not-logged-in or non-registered user) was printing out the contents of this thread.
I always worry someone i know might be reading this stuff and relaying the stuff i talk about to interested parties


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Crack you have come to the right place my friend...

Any of the cheaper Fenders (Strat, Tele...) are usually pretty good. So are the Epiphone copies if the Gibson line. They scrimp on the electronics somewhat to keep the prices down, but that shouldn't matter much when you are learning. You can always upgrade pickups down the road when you are ready to hit the stage.

Amps are a little trickier... but there have been a lot of lower priced amps that have come out in the last couple of years with a pretty slick array of features (including built-in tuners and full DSP effects.)

I've always felt having a teacher is a good jumping off point. Someone who can get you on the road, keep you from developing too many bad habits right out of the gate, and show you a few things to begin with that you probably wouldn't be able to figure out on your own.
After a year or 2 you may not need that anymore, and be able to glean what you need from books, video, and ear.
Or you may wish to get a different teacher to start to go over the more advanced stuff.


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well, instead of doing my HW last night I played 4 hours of EAW: forces of corruption over my home LAN with a buddy.

holy CRAP is the SSD huge and still almost worthless, it started facing the wrong way and took was over half blown up by the time it turned around to fight.
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Dropped off my guitar this afternoon. Sounds like it's gonna set me back if I do everything I want. But what the hell; I'll get a new guitar out of it... already broken in just how I like.

I don't think I'd get anything like that out of a brand new off-the-rack one for the kind of money I'm planning on spending here.

Gotta choose specific pickups though and call him back tonight or tomorrow. I'm leaning towards Duncans... just which specific models?

I also have to make sure he's ordering the vibrato bridge I wanted... he pointed to one in a catalog that I thought was it... but now I'm not as sure.


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Old 01-11-2007, 07:36 PM   #107
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Hmm... thanks Ed, Kinda wish i lived near you, so you could teach me.

First snow yesterday. Shoveled drive way for the first time this winter. It's odd. Usually i've been out there 6-20 times already since december. Not that we mind the warm weather. Hell no, I'm not complaining. Keeps me happier.

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Hmm... thanks Ed, Kinda wish i lived near you, so you could teach me.
Yeah... I could use a student. Would probably be fun. Keep me busy,.. learning the lessons before you to make it look like I know what I'm doing.

Maybe we can figure out some online distance learning thing. Swapping PDFs and mp3 files. Use inexpensive webcams or something. Hey, it is 2007... we should be able to pull that kind of thing off.

I gave Rhett some advice about inexpensive guitar gear a while back. You might want to check with him to how it all turned out.

I'll PM you the file of me playing on that CD I recorded a while back.

Once you hear it you may not want those lessons...




EDIT: (I guess I wasn't really done for the night...)

Playing a Carlos Santana video on TV right now. "Smooth" Cool song... if unfortunately played to death. Couple of hawt lil' honeys in the vid, too...

Meeting Carlos and getting to talk with him for a while back in '99 when I was on tour has been just about the top highlight of my post-college career so far. It was just before that album really took off.
Come to think of it... I got to hear most of the songs off that album before it was released... and played live, too.

"You guys are doing the angel's work!" was what he said to us as he left.

Stuff like that just makes you feel ****in' great... I'll tell you what!


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well, sadly I am checking in very shhortly, and checking out for the weekend. Going to see the woman and dont really get online much except to quickly check on email and ebay.

Should be a great long weekend, been a few weeks since we have seen each other.

Nothing exciting planned, just a nice long laid back holiday weekend
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Cool Guy Big Weekend Plans!!!!

Gotta try to get through some of that list of "MUST DO: URGENT!!!!!" that I made a few weeks back... just before I got so sick and never got to crossing off more than a couple of items from that list. A few more things have been added since then too.

Sounds like a giant ball of fun,.. no?
Bleh.


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A Mountain of Boxes!

I' surrounded currently by a small army of boxes. Cardboard, i can defeat them if they decide to get saucey.

So, I'm almost packed up. Just need to take apart the computer and move it all over. Thus, I will be with out internet for a few days. So I'm not dead, just...

Not online.

See you all when I get connected again.

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Old 01-12-2007, 10:12 PM   #112
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Sounds kinda like a fate worse than death to me...

But that may be because the Internet is really about my only window to the wider world at this point.

Well, good luck with it anyway. Y'all come back real soon, y'hear?!??


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long day today....yet boring woke up 6:30 at the alarm, took shower, ate some frosted flakes, then i just walked out the door, walked 4 miles, my biking path, it took me 1 hour and 7 minutes. my knees did not appreciate that.

went to dunkin donuts for smoothie before going to work. work was boring, same old stuff, just slower cause people gone and blew all their money on xmas.

got done w/work, got a logitech microphone/earphone and the supplement Glucosamine Sulfate, the **** that actually works. when i got home, took some of that and felt somewhat better instantly. I then loaded galaxies up, and experienced crap GCW point Base farming, which was crap and made me afk and put in the movie 'unbreakable' which is pretty good movie, if not long (saw it once before).


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some odd canadian bird added me as a friend on facebook and it reminded me of another odd canadian bird i used to know. she probably wouldn't recognize me these days.


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IMplayed ROTS game today on PS2 boy i havn't played that in a while but it's a good game. My sis is coming over and should be good.

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Highlight of the day yesterday was going out to another extended lunch with a bunch of people from work. Seems like it may become a weekly ritual of sorts. That is, until we all get so busy at out respective jobs in a few weeks that we'll never be able to arrange to all be in the same place at the same time.

Still... it is in line with keeping with my primary resolution this year: to have something approaching a social life like normal people have. To that end I've also been forcing myself to talk to people a bit more at work. Y'Know... stick my head into offices that normally I would just walk by on my way somewhere else and try to just say "Hi!" or "Have a good night!" or something.

It's been a bit difficult. Attempting to start a conversation with somebody who is obviously busy with something else just simply isn't in my character. I usually don't care for it when someone does it to me. I wonder if I really appear as awkward and uncomfortable as I feel when I do manage to do it... Still, other people have no problems with it and do it all the time, so I suspect it must just be me.


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Double post. So sue me.

Spent the day trying to get through as many line-items on my list as I could before the energy ebbed and I collapsed.

Did a bunch of shopping at the wholesale club (mostly food... but also 2 DVDs that were really cheap: "Strange Brew" I love that movie; and "Unforgiven" Total classic!)

Cleaned up my home office and bedroom somewhat. Re-organized the CD collection again. Plus I got a huge stack of old magazines ready for recycling.

Also did some picking up and cleaning in the living room and kitchen... though I didn't get anywhere as near as far as I would have liked.

Still... crossing anything off the list helped to make me feel like something got accomplished today. Unlike the overwhelming majority of days in my life.

Gotta force myself to try to finish everything in the next 2 days. Impossible, I know... but the attempt must be made, for otherwise I will revert to my sloth like behaviour, and I will still be bitching about items found on this list 12 months from now. I might just get a few more things done...


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only got 4 hours of sleep.

before i went to bed, wrote a list of stuff to accomplish between 7am and 11am. i was to wake up at 7, shower, eat breakfast, clean my room, set up my old computer, set up team speak, and then wash the dishes. got all but the dishes part done. setting up my old computer was kinda funny, it's alot slower than the one i have now, but a few songs i bought online are still on it... I have to fix my sister's computer sometime, so i may end up doing that sometime this week.

I found my selective service card, and realised i never did the address change since i moved, so i did that online and they may send me a new card.

afterwards i checked out a civil service website to see if any jobs there i would be interested in. nope. none. i may end up going for the air force, so my parents don't get all worried. After all, my friend is in, so why shouldn't i...and later on i can go to the army with that blue to green or whatever the hell plan they call it. i just wish the airforce site was as informative as the goarmy.com site...but regardless, i will definetely check it out in mid february or early march.

My knees are getting better. Hopefully no damage was done from not having that stuff.


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Well,.. so much for getting a lot of important stuff done today.

My former boss (the one who quit right around the same time as my cat died...) called me up this morning with computer issues. Specifically, he was wondering if I had an extra CD-RW drive laying around to replace his recently "kid-modified" one.

Seeing as he has bequeathed me a huge pile of hardware and software over the years (he is the primary source for the 2 spare computers I have downstairs...) I really couldn't say no.

I dug out one of the RW drives from the spare PCs... threw it in my car, and headed down to his place in Pembroke.

I just got back a short while ago. Ended up having dinner there, and then playing card games most of the night with him and his family.

It was a good time. His kids got a bit out of hand... but even that was kinda entertaining (just glad it's not me with the kids! )

It was good to see him again. I always got along really well with him,.. other than that one week that he resigned. An even then I cut him some slack. It was just that I was having such a miserable week personally I couldn't really sympathize with his plight all that much... and vice versa, I guess.
Also, it was good to get away from the house and do something social as well. If I can keep that type of activity up and continue to make a habit out of it, this year might just be bound to be personally better for me than other recent ones.

My cat's going crazy tonight for some reason. Walking around the house howling. She's never done that before... but then she's picked up a number of increasingly odd behaviors ever since the other cat died. She's never been an only cat before in her life.
I'm not planning on getting another one, however. When she goes that will be it for a while.

She could be hearing outside animals too... there have been a number of coyote sightings around here lately. They could be making a racket out there that she's responding too. I don't know.
I'll put down some fresh food for her before bed and see if that helps to shut her up.


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Cool Guy Countin' Down The Hits...

Anyone around? No? Oh well...

Well... a whole lotta nuttin' happened today. Got absolutely nothing of note accomplished.

So much for using my time off productively.

So, since I have nothing else of real value to post...here's edlib's current list of top 20 'desert island disks':

1.) Yes - Close to the Edge
2.) Jethro Tull - Minstrel in the Gallery
3.) Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicom
4.) Steve Morse - High Tension Wires
5.) Iron Maiden - Powerslave
6.) George Carlin - A Place For My Stuff
7.) Rush - Moving Pictures
8.) Radiohead - OK Computer
9.) Dickey Betts Band - Pattern Disruptive
10.) The Police - Synchronicity
11.) Van Halen - Fair Warning
12.) The Beatles - Abbey Road
13.) Anggun - Snow On The Sahara
14.) Stravinsky - The Rite Of Spring (New York Philharmonic/ Zubin Metha cond.)
15.) Holst - The Planets (Berlin Philharmonic/ Herbert von Karajan cond.)
16.) John Williams - Close Encounters of the Third Kind OST
17.) Danny Gatton - 88 Elmira St.
18.) XTC - Nonsuch
19.) Kings X - Gretchen Goes To Nebraska
20.) Heart - Dreamboat Annie

Not a scientific accounting or even a truly complete or accurate list by any means... just the CDs that seemed to me (just now sitting here thinking about it...) to see the most mileage through my various players lately. Or the ones I would get the most enjoyment/ use out of if truly stranded on a desert island (with, presumably a portable CD player of some sort and a lifetime supply of batteries for it...) If I turned around and actually looked over my CD rack I might just have come up with a slightly different list.

Very well then... let the tearing apart of my tastes in music commence!

EDIT:
Oh,.. and I just realized today that the inspection sticker on my car is now a good 15 days expired. Um,.. so yeah.

I guess I'll have to do something about that soon.


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