weird day of coincedence [?]

Okay, so this morning I read the thing from Laura, and I’m like “w0o! concert! score!” … I hadn’t discussed it with anyone, but I had lost my lucky sacojawea almost 2 weeks ago, and was pretty bummed. Well, along with the super-nifty news from Laura, I turned around and turned my laptop bag out, and there was my lucky sac! Two nifty things in a row! Score! And then, right when I got into my truck, Train, by Incubus [who I’m seeing tonight], was playing! Another freaky thing! Wow! And then, get this! I’m wearing the super-nifty gap sweater that I got last christmas from the ex, and I saw her sister today on the way to work! What a freaky-ass coinkydink, eh? This day just kicks ass. I’m all stoked and hyper and everything, and have been all day. w0o!

2001-11-08 17:46:11 – here’s a little story
One night, at the lodge of a hunting club, two new members were being introduced to other members and shown around. The man leading them around said, "See that old man asleep in the chair by the fireplace? He is our oldest member and can tell you some hunting stories you’ll never forget." They awakened the old man and asked him to tell them a story. "Well, I remember back in 1944, we went on a lion hunting expedition in Africa. We were on foot and hunted for three days without seeing a thing. On the fourth day, I was so tired I had to rest my feet. I found a fallen tree, so I laid my gun down, propped my head on the tree, and fell asleep. I don’t know how long I was asleep when I was awakened by a noise in the bushes. I was reaching for my gun when the biggest damn lion I’d ever seen jumped out of the bushes at me like this: RRROOAARRR!!! …………I tell you, I just shit my pants." The young men looked astonished and one of them said, "I don’t blame you, I would have shit my pants too if a lion jumped out at me." The old man shook his head and said, "No, no… not back then, just now, when I said RRROOAAARRR!!!"
2001-11-09 01:02:57 – The
The Rules of Romance, according to James and Dave 1. It’s not for you, it’s for me. 2. All you have to do is be there. 3. It’s not when you want it, It’s when I want it. 4. Removal of clothing counts as foreplay. 5. When I’m done, Your’re done.
2001-11-09 07:33:47 – Burnz
I didn’t know James and Dave finally hooked up. I am not surprised. Good luck you two! You’ll be so cute together. I’ll get you some knee pads for the wedding.
2001-11-09 10:27:07 – rand0m
Disco, you are fucked up. Goddamn man, just a little respect goes a long way. I bet both of you look like the guy from goatse.cx …

[doh] and a couple other things

So somehow, I completely fucked up the authentication thing. I have zero idea what’s going wrong, but I’ll try and get it to work correctly tonight. Sorry! All the comments and everything will get consolidated into one ‘comments.php’ file as well, instead of being spread across 3 separate files. Should make things a lot smoother for everybody.

On another note, HPI is sucking wind pretty bad — I just might start looking for another job soon, just in case. That’s about the only noteworthy thing going on … other than that the wall between the geekpad people and I is still up, which makes for a semi-boring time of things. Oh, and my insurance company screwed up my insurance and charged me $427.34 for one month instead of my normal [much, much lower] rate. Which is sucky :: fighting with insurance companies really blows. sOo, that’s about it. Oh yea, I was thinking about putting up a communal list of people and their respective aim / msn / icq nicks … yea, nay?

Update: I know you people couldn’t care less, but the authentication / login stuff is fixed. Dunno what to do tonight … rather bored. ideas?

Update 2: I realized something today — crossing class / situational spheres is just a bad idea. Attempting to associate with people who spend the majority of their time doing things that you are not involved in is a prescription for not only disappointment, but also a breeding of contempt. I have found that it really sucks … makes it feel rather hopeless to try and pierce the social-bubbles that surround everyone. At least the weather is getting to be bad, which is definitely good :: I spent about 20 minutes outside tonight, just enjoying the crisp air and the falling micro-ice chunks … I hate wind, but dammit, I love fall.

2001-11-08 00:46:22 – The Disco X
I manage to pierce most social circles rather well. Maybe your not sociopathic enough
2001-11-08 02:59:20 – Laura
OK, this has nothing to do with randal’s post… (rant mode on) I’m supposed to go to the Incubus concert tonight and due to stupid circumstances, i have to go to the springs afterwards, and have no ride to the springs, unless i forfeit the incubus concert and have my mommy pick me up. despite the fact i have been anticipating this show forever, i’m probably going to have to not go…(rant mode off) unless, randal, or someone, wants to come up here, pick me up, go to the incubus show (free ticket ($35 value), and maybe some taco bell, on me, on the way there or something). I would really really appreciate it. I’m giving you a free incubus ticket. they rock :-) and, randal, or whoever, i’ll owe you my first born or something. Pleeeze! please please please.
2001-11-08 09:00:01 – rand0m
w3rd! … Laura, I’ll call you a little later today :: Incubus, WOOOO! I’m there πŸ˜€
2001-11-08 09:54:09 – Laura
hell yeah! thanks! weeeee! πŸ˜€

mad programming, my day

Okay, so you’ll all be extremely glad to hear that 1) Logins are working correctly! 2) You can sign up for an account *right now* by clicking ‘sign up’ 3) You’ll get your own profile! 4) Comment Editing *IS IMPLEMENTED* if you have an account !!! w0o! If you see any errors or hangups or anything, please e-mail me

My day is going pretty well … I drove all over town running errands and whatnot, and got to sit in on an HPI finance meeting, which was pretty cool [if a little disheartening]. As for the cell phone, it’s now a toss up between AT&T and Voicestream … AT&T cuz they have a good plan (400/unlimited for $40) with tons of coverage, or Voicestream, because they have an obscene plan (3000mins / $50) but not-so-hot coverage. Sound off below … I don’t have much going on … might just chill at the perk, or, get this, at home! ‘night

2001-11-07 06:34:36 – tony
Joining a health club is a step in the right direction, but would it kill you to eat a salad instead of that Whopper? Would that be so hard, you fat fucking tub? – The Onion – Novembor 7

weekly ups & weekend

The obligatory week-beginning updates are in on the left hand side there, including a new mp3otw and blah blah blah.

So I went to denver this weekend [for the 3rd time in 7 days — jesus christ!] and chilled @ steve’s place on friday night … then we went to a LAN party on saturday, and that was hella fun. HAhahaa, I shoulda taken some pictures, but I didn’t have a camera; it was lots of fun, and I got to meet all the guys from Denver CS … I’m really glad I went. On sunday we fuckin veg’d like nobody’s business. It was cool. We went and got some grub at Chili’s, where I ogled at this particularly fine-ass waitress and then tried to order her for my entree [unsuccessful], then we went and saw Monsters, Inc. … good movie; Pixar really knows their shit. If any chicks want to go see a movie, I’ll see it again :-)

After dropping my box off downtown, I’m heading home, getting onto the interstate. I’m chillin at the left-turn at bijou and cascade, and this honkin’ jeep wrangler with monster tires and whatnot pulls up next to me. Light turns green, I floor it around the corner, and this goddamn jeep goes too — but doesn’t stay in their lane! So I, in my little tiny ring-a-ding honda am about to get sideswiped by this monster jeep … yea, well no fucking way. So I slam on my breaks and jerk the wheel to the left to get out of his way, and in the process end up sideways on the road … grr … I floor it down behind that mofo, horn blaring, lights flashing. He’s going southbound too … I think they got scared of me, because right before they were turning south, they changed their mind and went the north. Fuckers almost killed me; it was scary as shit.

Update: Forgot to mention that I got a notice in the mail that SprintPCS finally caught on that I am no longer a 3rd-party employee … so either I change to one of their normal cell phone plans, or they disconnect my service on the 14th. The phone hunt is on!

2001-11-05 13:46:06 – The Disco Nova
hehe get a pager, I just got one, and I love it Women, feel free to page me at 328-8303
2001-11-05 14:03:07 – rand0m
I’ve got $1 on the pager being gay.
2001-11-05 14:21:44 – LikwidNyte
Being the most experianced here with what’s gay and what’s not, I’d say that the cell phone is more gay. Afterall, I don’t know anyone (who’s gay) that has a pager. So, if I saw a straight guy with a pager, I’d be pretty sure he was straight unless he was totally flaming, and I know that James isn’t such….but *obviously* that doesn’t mean that everyone with a cell phone is gay….
2001-11-05 14:45:47 – The Disco Nova
okay, I give, who the heck are you?
2001-11-05 14:52:14 – LikwidNyte
duh…..I thought you knew who I was…heh I think no one should tell him, that way he’s left wondering who on here is gay!!!
2001-11-05 15:39:58 – Burnz
Link-whatever the fuck his name is I don’t want to scroll down is Matt Hix. And pager’s are ghetto. I had one and hated it. rand0m, you can have my old one. It is lying somewhere between the springs and fort collins after being used as a highway tiddly wink. And they are fucking up the Transformers. They are making the construct-a-cons all wrong. Someone stop this madness before they do what the Japs did and make Optimus Prime a goddamn Lion or whatever.
2001-11-05 15:48:13 – The Disco Nova
Oh hey matt *wave*. Heh I just got nervous when someone gay knew me and I didn’t know them. You’re okay though :)
2001-11-05 15:53:10 – rand0m
[notices Disco’s attempt at hiding his male lover] … so … disco … how about them texan steers? πŸ˜‰ … also, there is no way I’m getting a pager. Talk about suck. Even though i’m sure their 1/10th the cost and are almost as functional, they’re just not as good. Plus, a cell phone can act like a pager too. And they make cell phones that are about the size of a pager. See? Can’t lose πŸ˜€
2001-11-05 15:54:35 – The Disco Nova
bah, if I’m away from home, I prolly don’t want to talk to you anyways, so a pager does fine.
2001-11-05 15:56:09 – Master Ha-reed
OK… whats w/ some Denver CS dude having a handle named after a Palmer teacher? I know it’s probably coincidence… but that just seems weird. Go there if you don’t believe me ….. http://www.denvercs.com/stats/d1/P_Todd_Hegert.html
2001-11-05 19:51:48 – cosmosmoon
Randal, have you ever noticed that all your sidebar comments are incredibly pessimistic and depressing? Ever have a good day? Oh, and also, pagers are evil. They are satan. Go for the cell phone.
2001-11-05 20:56:50 – GrooveMan
Hey first post w/ the new logon script…. Groovy πŸ˜€ non-edited
2001-11-05 21:07:37 – rand0m
Well, yea, you’re right, they are mostly downers … I don’t know why, really, they’re almost always things that just happen to pop into my head while I’m updating the rest of the sidebar. As for good days, yes, I have good days quite often. And yes, I will be getting a different cell :-)
2001-11-05 21:32:06 – Burnz
I would much rather hear the problems in your life than have that damn sidebar say something like "Vending machines can truly be a good source of income if correctly placed. Stores, and even restaurants utilize these functional devices in amazing ways. They put them slightly outside of the cash registers, thus right after a cahs purchase you are most likely juggling your groceries and thinking of what to do with the quarters in your hand. A master-work of impulse!" At least pessimism is engaging. Why did I put all that? Loser.
2001-11-05 23:27:50 – The Disco Nova
Randalls problem is that he doesn’t socialize enough with happy people. Almost all my friends are happy people. Btw Randall, if you can get a fake ID by the 17th you can come to my birthday party. My birthday is actually on the 8th, but me and dave have birthdays close together, so we are doing a dual party to keep costs down for the people who aare throwing it for us.
2001-11-05 23:50:55 – rand0m
wtf do you mean I don’t socialize enough with happy people? hat’s all I do … sheesh … Dave is not a happy person. He’s scary … As for your birthday party, you find me a place to get a fake and I’ll buy it. If I come, will you give me my power brick back?
2001-11-06 01:18:52 – The Disco Nova
Dave is very happy, he just enjoyed yanking the chain of people he thinks are wound up too tight (ie you). I enjoy the same things, I just have mercy on you for some reason. As for my party, yes I’ll give you your brick back. I’m actually thinking of trying to get you in simply on my looks and personality, but it’s a long shot, not sure how they would react to my asking. Although I do have a VIP card and spend 100 bucks a week there….
2001-11-06 01:19:57 – The Disco Nova
And I’ve met some of the people you socialize with, chemically induced happiness doesn’t count.
2001-11-06 09:59:46 – The Disco X
fianlly got AIM at work, my screen name is "The Disco X", someone send me a friends list :)
2001-11-06 15:54:43 – Phoenix
Hey Randall, What’s up bro… It was great meeting you at Travis’s party Friday nite, thanks for helping me overclock my PC. When I left the Saturday lan party you were snoring at 120 decibels, sacked out on a couch near the DU ballroom. I made Tony promise me that he wouldn’t let anyone "take advantage" of you while you were sleeping so soundly. HAHAH Cya l8r man.
2001-11-06 16:02:10 – rand0m
yea, I was completely konked out on that couch … taco and a couple other guys eventually throw a carpet on me … I didn’t notice [or wake up] for like 5 minutes πŸ˜‰
2001-11-06 19:09:15 – Laura
Can I have authorization level 69? pleeeze? hehe

wow, denver again & misc

Okay, so right now I’m in Denver [again!] for a LAN Party on saturday. w0o … yes, I know it’s extremely nerdy, but hey, there isn’t much else to do this weekend. My parents came back from their trip, it was pretty nice to see them. Apparently I am meeting up with my sister for christmas … dunno about all that, though.

Was at the downtown perk today and saw Jackie Q — Janelle’s friend — and I found out that she works at the north pikes perk. That’s pretty interesting; I only go there whenever I want to get away from people; it’ll be a little weird knowing somebody there. Don’t ask me why it’s weird, because it really isn’t *that* weird, but it is interesting. In other Janelle news, apparently Tony saw her & her friend Ari downtown on Halloween, and she was a real bitch to him … dunno how much credit I put on that, but I don’t see it as impossible.

There was something else that’s interesting, but I forgot. As much as spite and hate make for [not good] conversation, I don’t think I like it. Indeed, I’m not a real hateful person … quite the opposite in fact. I’m so damn happy-scrumptious that I can’t believe that people don’t adore me. I think most people *do* adore me, they just don’t know it yet.

Okay, and another pretty big thing in my life — I’m looking at getting a mustang, which would necessitate selling my truck, or keeping the truck and getting a motorcycle in the spring. Due to financing school and everything, it’s one or the other. Ideas?

2001-11-03 04:00:17 – Burnz
Yeah, pull several thousand out of thin air, sprinkle some fairy dust on it and then come to the conclusion that it isn’t going to happen. Horrid night, pardon my hostile pessimism.
2001-11-04 05:59:50 – realbighead
2 red bulls, 6 hours, and 5 pages of single-spaced Times New Roman essay later… wow. The world is really odd right now. Taking a quick break from the writing (not many pages to go), figured I’d de-lurk and post something nasty and bitter, but hopefully sarcastic nonetheless. more power to you for LANning… fuck the man, and all that. I don’t doubt that Janelle was a bitch to Tony, but I’d forgive her for it, cuz I’m probably worse when I run into him. And yes, I adore you, but mostly for that tight ass; don’t ever lose that, especially not if you want to survive prison. Mustang = silly, motorcycle in colorado = silly. Moving out = good idea. Saving up for more school = good idea. I just dunno why you need different vehicular shizzat going down; if you really need it in your life now, though, I’d have to go with the mustang, because, while not the best car for a mountainous snowy region, at least it’s a car. With walls and doors and stuff. Again, don’t quite see your need for it, but if it’s what you want, das coo. And now, back into the rapidly-turning-psychotic 5-guys-on-red-bull paper-writing period in Tore’s house. Missed the bitter sarcasm, but oh well. Your dick’s tiny. How’s that?
2001-11-04 11:23:15 – The Disco Nova
wanna go see "The One" tonight with me and dave, randall?
2001-11-04 12:48:39 – rand0m
nope … not only is it a terrible movie, but it’s my day off, and I’m not doing anything. Unless you’re female, in which case exceptions can be made πŸ˜‰
2001-11-04 18:18:16 – Likwidnyte
Randal… The oakenfold tixs charged to my account. So, while I don’t have them in hand, I know for sure that I’m getting them. You were talking about paypal…I now have an account because I had to purchase other tickets that way cause I won them off eBay. Also, like I said, they were $71.90
2001-11-04 20:16:39 – Laura
mustangs suck…if i were you, i’d go for a pretty new honda or toyota, they’ll last longer and they’re not ugly. the only reason to get a mustang is…well, actually, i don’t know why anyone would get one…my $.02
2001-11-04 20:33:01 – rand0m
now, are you saying all mustangs suck, or just a particular series? if you’re sporting that the 196x series sucks, I’m going to have to run away and cry like a ninny. What kind of honda/toyota are you talking about? That’s all …
2001-11-04 22:41:42 – The Disco Nova
The One was a cool movie. Not much of a story, but it looked cool. And even if you get a mustang, my car will still be faster than yours :-)
2001-11-05 01:41:03 – Laura
Any Mustang built in the last 20-30 years sucks…go cry like a ninny, you bastard. :-) i say that in an all loving way. when i see a mustang, i say one of a few things: either the person drving it is 16, their parents bought it for them, and they want to look cool for the cheerleaders, or they didn’t have enough money to buy a nice fast car. either way, not a good thing πŸ˜› save up for a good car, or get like a nice car that gets good gas milage, but still goes fast and doesn’t look like someone took a huge colorful shit.
2001-11-05 02:49:18 – CaptnSpectacular
on a side note, why do you steal my ideas for mp3’s of the week? First weezer, now daft punk…what next? πŸ˜‰ mark
2001-11-05 10:57:30 – rand0m
well, just an FYI, a 1966 Mustang Fastback is more than 30 years old! So HA! WOOOO Mustangs! Seriously though, if I do anything, it will be drive my POS truck until it dies, sell it and get an equally crappy car. w0o! I think I’ll get a motorcycle in the spring, though. That’s just cool. and sorry mark, I’m such an mp3otw whore. I’ll try to never [coincedentally] do it again.