Friday, September 21, 2007
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Monday, September 3, 2007
Friday, August 31, 2007
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Now, for those that don't know what an instructable is:
In the most basic sense, www.instructables.com is a place where people get together and post DIY projects or techniques for doing/making things. It is "developed and sponsored by" SQUID Labs, a self-proclaimed "do tank" (as opposed to a "think tank").
Anyway, cool place to get distracted or come up with a weekend project.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007
1. Money grows on bushes, not trees.
2. I just want a job that doesn't involve twelve hours a day of bull-s*** and a bunch of politics.
Added to my list this morning, before going to bed, is "take a picture of something and put it in your blog." That should be an easy one. So, hopefully, there will be a picture on this site within the week. There isn't a due date on it, but I know I don't like having stray little items on previous pages in my to-do steno pad. Yeah. My to-do list goes on a dated page in a steno notebook. If I don't finish something that isn't due at a certain time before I run out of page, then I have to transfer it to a current page and do it twice. If it gets passed up again, I have to transfer it to another page and go to the bank with no pants on. Just kidding. I never wear pants to the bank. They usually let me go to the front of the line just to get me out of there.
I'm actually not feeling very funny. I think that last one was a bit of a stretch.
Time for coffee and bed.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Actually not that bad. A little slow at the start, lots of running and screaming, skittering undead, that sort of thing. Not completely bad. Its been a while since I've watched that sort of movie though. Think I need to ramp it up a bit. The acting was a little underwhelming, but the visuals were pretty neat. Some of it kinda looked like a "Tool" video (the band not the hardware) and some of the overhead shots looked like gameplay sequences.
I resigned from my job today as well. Funny, I found writing about the movie the more pressing subject. Guess it hasn't really settled in yet. I'm sure it will be real enough when that first paycheck doesn't come in. Honestly, it felt a little like I was breaking up with someone. I've been with the same firm for over five years. That's considered "mid-career" in a lot of industries. We'll (I'll) see how things pan out. At least I'll be back in school full time. Even if its just for a while.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Alright. Went to the DR again today.
Things are looking much better. Not going to need any plates in my face. Could get screws, but I think I'm going to pass. Not much to gain from the procedure as I understand it. I'll just have to take it easy and eat soft food for the next three to four weeks.
Thats not so bad. At least its not the end of the world. Sure, there are still broken bones in my sinuses, but the DR said its small stuff they can't get to anyway. Funny thing though, I can actually breath better on one side than I have been able to in years! HA! Take that, allergies! I'll just get my face broken the next time they act up! I wonder if I could get that procedure patented. "Break free of your allergy congestion! Let me, DR Dub, break your face!"
Yeah, I like that. I'm gonna get to work on it.
Anyway, looks like the d*con forecast has moved to partly cloudy from completely overcast.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Big deal, right? Well for those who know my mom and know her type (traditional, first-generation Korean mom type) it was a notable moment in history.
I thought at first that it slipped by. We were having something of a heated argument and I just threw it in there for emphasis ["it" being the "F" word]. Actually, I threw it in for effect. I knew as soon as I formulated the sentence and blurted it out (yes, I'm one of those that thinks up what I'm going to say before I actually say it. (Thats why all the subtext and parenthesis. Just imagine I'm pulling you to the side during a performance to comment on something.) One has to in this sort of touchy situation. There is liable to be a loss of life over a misspoken phrase when in heated converse with a traditional, first-generation Korean mom) that she would be stunned for just a second. The second I would need to craft my escape from this conversation. She didn't skip a beat though, no break in rhythm, nothing. Not until a few hours later...
After the war was over and dinner was burned, oven beeps are to be ignored in times of war, I went through the whole gamut of theories and emotions entangled with getting away with a slip like that. Maybe she didn't hear it? Maybe she is so desensitized to swearing now that she didn't catch it? Maybe she decided that her son of 29 years was old enough to use "grown up" words? (yeah, right)
Enough time had passed that I had turned my thoughts to other things when, [knock knock] a knock at the door, [creek]
[mom] "If I tell you to get on your knees in front of me will you do it?"
[me] (interrupted while watching the bonus scenes on "Breach") "What do you mean?" (pauses DVD)
[mom] (proceeds to go over the significance of being cursed in front of for the first time by her son and the details of how it broke her heart)
For some reason I'm reminded of the page from the interrogation manual that reads "Allow the subject to believe they have gotten away with a minor slip up. After allowing for sufficient time to pass or distraction to be introduced, confront the subject with the aforementioned slip up and they will be caught off guard; naturally on the defense, thereby giving the interrogator control of the conversation."
After I get on my knees, of course I did it, she explains to me the situation and makes me swear to her, God, myself (yes in that order) and everyone else in the world that I wouldn't do it again. Not only in front of her, mind you, but _ever_. Thats right. The word "F" has been officially stricken from my vocabulary. That makes this a double whammy of a footnote in history.
For a number of years the word that shall be so lovingly referred to as "F" was one of my favorite! I used it as a waiter in an Italian chain restaurant would use a pepper mill or a cheese grinder. I used it about as sparingly as that thing that spreads salt on the street in the winter uses salt... I know that was a stretch, but you get the picture. The short of it is: No more using the word called "EFF." I'm going to miss that word when I'm drunk. I'm sure when I drink and try to use it, I'll get a look on my face as if I were thinking about the day my puppy got ran over. Which never happened by the way. I'll probably get all mellow and just sulk for the rest of the night. Unless I'm drunk and its daylight. Then I'll just be sulking all day and probably go take a nap.
Anyway. Like I said: Epic moment in history.
Friday, July 27, 2007
I know I know. Its easy to get behind and even easier to make excuses, but I've got a good one, I swear.
Oh, but I'm tired of talking about why...
Guess I'll post a little about it tomorrow.
Hey, at least it gives me something to write about then.
By the way, probably no d*con for me... :(
We shall see.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
(I suspect they have been watching me. They prolly intercepted the call and hand delivered a bugged phone to my house. I've got their number though... They don't know that I'm om to them!)
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Sure it still works, but it doesn't take pictures anymore.
I barely use it for pictures so I wouldn't have noticed, but I went to [insert name]'s apartment and, long story short, wound up taking a few pics of [insert name] laid out behind the toilet.
Man he was trashed. Brings back memories though.
Anyway, back to the Blackjack. After 45+ minutes on hold in various departments, it looks like Cingular/AT&T is going to send me an advanced replacement. I am honestly a little surprised. Advanced replacement? In this day and age? Isn't that usually reserved for those who pay a premium for "Gold" support or something of that nature? Anyway, its a pleasant surprise. Lets see how long it takes to get here...