A real conversation that just occurred while watching a Discovery special on Eathquakes, the 1994 quake in Kobe, Japan in particular: Person 1: “Man, god must hate slopeheads.” Person 2: “These are Japanese, not slopeheads.” Person 1: “Oh. What are slopeheads” Person 2: “I think they’re Koreans.” Person 2: “Hey, Person 3, slopeheads are koreans, right?” Person 3: “I thought those were gooks?” Person 2: “No, those are vietnamese” Person 3: “Oh right” Person 1: “So what are Japenese?” Person 3: “Nips!” Person 1: “Right. So god must hate nips.” It was humorous. Laugh. Although I’m sure none of you will. Ha! I laugh at you in lieu of you laughing at the above!
Okay, so I went to the Laundromat again on Sunday night. Not my normal laundromat, which is down the street, but over on the westside as it was late sunday night and I needed a 24 hour one. This trip wasn’t as crazy as it normally is. Well, actually, it was more “crazy” but less exciting. I got there right around 10:40pm and immediately noticed that their washers are newer than my normal laundromat’s, but it costs the same. I think. Honestly, I don’t even notice, I just keep plugging in the quarters until I think it’s ready to go. Regardless, at right around 11pm, ~10 minutes into my wash cycle, three people come in with a truckload of laundry. And by truckload, I mean [i]a truckload[/i], the back of a datsun pickup filled with laundry, covered with a tarp. Not the highest class gang I’ve ever met. Among them was a guy who was crazy as a loon who kept on going on about how “his people”, referring to his own indian heritage?, called the Sioux indians “Prairie Niggers”. He found this quite amusing, and regalled us with the same tale 8-9 times in an hour. Fascinating. The other people, however, were quite normal and were pleasurable company. The time came, and I left with all my laundry – a slow laundry run, coming in at 1h 39m. I woke up and got ready to go to work on Sunday morning and came out to a flat tire on the front-left of my truck. I was unhappy, and walked the requisite 2 blocks to work. Later that evening, James helped me put my spare on so I could go do laundry and such. I got the flat tire fixed for $8, from their normal $16, over at Tire King, just west of Academy on Galley. Good group of guys over there, very fast service, and said they’d cut a deal on my next set of tires. Cool beans. I’ll need to put the real tire back on in place of the spare sometime this week. I went out with [L=http://pinklaura.blogspot.com]Laura[/L] on Saturday night, as she was in town and (I presume) had nothing better to do. We went over to Phantom Canyon and got to enjoy a total solace downstairs – didn’t see any other customers while we were there. I had a good time, especially because Laura is much more fluent and literate than I when it comes to conversing about variably complex topics, ranging from beer to politics to affirmative action. It was nice to have a sit down with her. She isn’t as loony 1-on-1 as she is in a group, and I found myself agreeing with her liberal views on several topics. It really was a breath of fresh air – thanks Laura :-). I have a tax quandry. I made some bucks (untaxed) on some contract work and have to pay the taxes on it real soon now. Depending on how I file that income with the IRS, it will cost me either $820 or $418, alongside a $386 refund ($434 or $32, out of pocket). This is quite the ethical dilemma, and is running the risk of an audit? What the hell is there to audit, here’s my W2 & my 1099, what do I owe now? The difference? I am thinking that it is worth it to intentionally misfile, save the $400 right now then run the slight risk of getting flagged and asked to refile. Oh, the $402 tax difference is FICA/Medicaid/Social Security. Isn’t it great that over 35% of my income goes to Federal taxes? And that I can get 50% of that money back by *not* paying for F/M/SS, which are things I will never use in my lifetime? Incredible. I talked to Sammi the other day, and she, despite being hundreds of miles away, is still incredible. Even three or four sentences from her, over a terribly impersonal medium like the intarweb, totally makes my day. Also amazing. [b]Update[/b]: I totally forgot to mention that there is now a Photos link up at the top that goes to the galleries I’ve collected. Also, the rand0m.org database has been cleaned up considerably, so the site should feel a lot faster.
Here is the buddy list changes I made today. Please note that if you’re listed here, you’re either doing a good job and have moved up in BuddyListValue, or you suck ass and have lost points. [b]New[/b] New Group “EGC” Made [b]Migrations:[/b] DiscoNova has been upgraded into the “Team Weberstreet” group Wonderfish19 has been downgraded to the “misc peepz” group insaneblackdog has left “Team Weberstreet” and is in “Misc Peepz” anubis452 has been moved from “Peepz” to “Misc Peepz” fallabella3 has moved from “Peepz” to “Misc Peepz” flair4fire has moved from “Peepz” to “Misc Peepz” xxxjoeyinsanexxx has moved from “Peepz” to “EGC” ufogmng has moved from “Peepz” to “EGC” SilentKid1783 has moved from “Misc Peepz” to “EGC” Ross86 has moved from “Misc Peepz” to “EGC” GZDoka has moved from “Peepz” to “Misc Peepz” [b]removals:[/b] prezlis (misc peepz) thefascistrag (peepz) aberjoiner99 (weberstreet) clubbel (weberstreet) megfoot (peepz) digtalabys (misc peepz) plasticchips (misc peepz) psych028 (misc peepz) nobody (misc peepz) dcartman22 (misc peepz) akamc17 (misc peepz) JeanUST (misc peepz) kurty757 (misc peepz) linecipha (misc peepz) traveler422 (misc peepz) jerang111 (misc peepz) MstrPrgmmr (misc peepz) SACool073 (misc peepz) Vanyel1027 (misc peepz)