and my good thursday

Despite some coaching from another, I am here at work, at 11:04pm posting to my website. [let’s see how long it takes to post this!].

So today was good. Went to Gateway, slept through a couple hours of class and went to Sonic for lunch. I have learned that Sonic, sans the Peanut Butter Fudge Shake, sucks. I found out that I get to ride in the Gateway balloon tomorrow morning @ the Gateway Party. Apparently every year before the balloon festival Gateway throws a huge breakfast party / gathering deal, and I get to attend. And ride the balloon ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t get to ride it at the festival on Saturday, but I am welcome to show up and sport the Gateway gear. Nifty, eh?

Got in to HPI today and was immediately whisked away by Jack [from HPI] and Joe Crook [from Optimum Network Solutions (upstairs)] to go get coffee. Well, we didn’t get coffee, we ended up at Jack Quinn’s. Went up stairs and there was an IT Hob-Knob deal going on, where a lot of the local IT people get together to … drink! They passed out tokens for free booze and everyone was slamming them down. I got some Guiness. It was soOoOooOoo good. ๐Ÿ˜› Anywho, showed up and dropped off business cards at the door for a drawing and just sat around and talked to other IT people. I was by *far* the youngest person there, which was okay because I fit right in with my geeky companions, and landed some new business for HPI — one possible web design thing and two hosting prospects. As I was drinking my guiness, I was eyeing the prizes that they had for the raffle. In there were a couple CDs, some software, a handspring, a couple books and a few gift certificates. Well, get this — I won the Visor Handspring! :-O ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ That is mad cool.

So that’s that. And now I am heading home to grab some sleep before I go party @ Gateway and take the final exam for training. Wowsah, 8 minutes to post. heh … ‘night

Update: I got to ride the balloon, it was really cool. We scooted around for a while [maybe 10 minutes] then landed … it was like a shuttle, because the ground crew had like 20 people in the van, and they just rotated everyone through the balloon each time it landed. Quite fun. The breakfast party was a blast — the nippy morning air and the smells and everything reminded me a *lot* of the balloon classic last summer. [gets reminiscent, sniff sniff] I also finished my final exam before anyone else and missed four out of 100 for a 96%. WOoOOoOoo!

2001-08-31 10:26:00 – realbighead
what is this? a story about something besides car failure? on this site? and it’s not even an angsty story about how life sucks… wow, I’m impressed. congrats on booze, handspring, and the test, man.
2001-08-31 10:48:56 – Xeon
Wow …now you and Timmah! can get together and have creepy Visor sex0rz! hehe ๐Ÿ˜€
2001-08-31 12:35:56 – realbighead
/ban xeon /ban xeon damn, it’s not working.
2001-08-31 13:32:01 – bastared
ha ha, you tried banning xeon, try this take herb the hamster away from xeon, watch him get pissed just try it, i dare you
2001-08-31 13:42:09 – Burnz
Don’t listen to him Randal, you try to take herbie away from old Xeon and you will be drawing back a bloody stump, and when you try to drive yourself to the hospital both axels will break. And I got a job offer and another interview elsewhere tomorrow. Not that any of you care, you heartless thugs. Gotta pass a drug test though, and so I need to stall as long as possible to make sure that can happen.
2001-08-31 14:33:23 – bastard
heartless bastard ehhh… well burnz, i enjoy telling you that i am honored by your compliment and look forward, yes, i’m simply delighted at the prospect of incurring your furthered hostility. ta ta
2001-08-31 15:46:07 – The Disco Nova
Randall, if your bored tonight, there is a LQ lockin, I’ll prolly be there
2001-08-31 18:19:30 – Xeon
whats with me and the ‘herb hamster’
2001-08-31 19:46:26 – The Disco Nova
I don’t know, what’s with you and the "herb hamster"?
2001-08-31 21:01:42 – Laura
All I can say is Richard Gear and the Herb Hamster. And, James will be the only person at the LQ lock-in over 13. I guess that works when you’re a pedophile.
2001-08-31 21:50:19 – The Disco Nova
You’d be surprised laura. And me dating a woman 4 years younger than me doesn’t make me a pedophile. If I were to date a woman say….. 15 years younger than me, then I would be a pedophile.
2001-08-31 22:15:17 – rand0m
goddamn, you people are ruthless. Hey Disco … who’s the 17 year old honey? Is that other girl still available? ๐Ÿ˜‰
2001-08-31 22:26:09 – The Disco Nova
Randall, your kinda thick aren’t ya? lets see, fours years older than 17 is 21, who was I dating whilst I was 21? And yea she is, want a phone number for her?
2001-09-01 00:13:21 – rand0m
I thought she was talking about a current deal, not the done & past Emily relationship … and before we leap to phone numbers, I think a group thing [;-) ;-)] would be a better start instead of me asking her out cold turkey … [sigh] what a shitty friday night.
2001-09-01 07:23:05 – bastard
Well, it’s 7:15 am saturday morning, and i’m over at work on powers and fountain, and there’s about 10 balloons lifting off in the field in front of me. Couldn’t crew this morning on account of the wet field at memorial, so came out to gank some shiznit, when i saw all of the ballooons… such a sight against the dawn sky.
2001-09-01 10:51:55 – realbighead
tony, you woman, go write some poetry about it or something. let’s see… open gas valve… let it run for a few seconds… ignition button here…. *FWOOSH* Anyone who fails to see the imagery is obviously not a liberal arts student, and should therefore die. At the mighty hands of Bu-jesus.
2001-09-01 12:17:45 – Burnz – MUY IMPORTANTE
Randal and Tony, as the people I listed as personal references on my resume you may be contacted by Sofa-Mart about my history. Tell them you know I was previously arrested for using a controlled substance, when I was 16 but that I have been to your knowledge out of the drug scene for quite a while. Do not tell them about the circumstances surrounding my high school removal. I think that is it. They are the goddamn third reich, and it is just sofa mart. I would get to supervise the warehouse though, like a hunchback. Mad Co0l. ANything else you should just tell them the truth.
2001-09-01 14:20:17 – bastard
si burnz, i tell them what i know, errr, that is, not know as for tore, just make sure they don’t ask him about pedophilia… something tells me tore is the expert on that, singing in the choir and all, trolling for kiddies to … counsel in religious ceremony. Tore: "oh yeah little boy, father tore needs you to place your… no, your mommy and daddy don’t need to know about this, this is for god, yes, god wants you to do this… what, my face looks like it had glue sprayed on, then rolled around in pubes?"
2001-09-01 14:27:03 – rand0m
bastard, isn’t that like the 5th time you’ve said that <i>here</i> let alone the 168th time in person? stale.

parents and deep thoughts

So my parents came back right as I was opening the door expecting the pizza guy. I open the door and start writing a check and a few seconds later my parents walk in. It was pretty cool. It wasn’t high stress at all — they saw the house and seemed to dig that I can indeed sustain myself for months at a time without their intervention. I told them the car tales, and about 1/2 way through the long story they said “just stop, we’re going to bed.” That was hilarious. Anywho, they are leaving on saturday for a Caribbean Cruise. They mock me because I wake up at 5:30 and they don’t have to wake up at all. It is good seeing them.

Deep thoughts:
AOL Instant Messenger is *not* the place for anything but trivial chatter. — For God’s sake, pick up the fucking phone. AIM misses so much. My AIM name is ‘rand0m’ if you want to have some trivial conversation.

This site is my outlet.– I post any goddamn trivial thing I want to. Don’t enjoy it? Don’t come back. Seriously, putting how I feel about things down on to some medium other than neurons does wonders for my mental health. Everything from relationships to cars to family goes here, and if it’s not good enough for your standards then don’t read it. capish?

Being a dick is stupid — I’m through with that stupid phase. Not only is being a jerk tiring, it also makes people not like you. And when it’s faked, like in my case, chicks do not dig it. Hence, I am no longer a jerk. I am heading back to being Randal. Thanks for bearing with me.

And that’s it … ‘night ‘night!

2001-08-29 07:13:27 – The Disco Nova
ahhh, don’t you wish you truly were a bitter dick like me?
2001-08-29 07:26:51 – rand0m
2001-08-29 08:24:02 – Burnz
Oh c’mon now. I think deep down everyone wants to be vicious, self-interested, and having callousness in abundance. Being a bastard is fun and rewarding.
2001-08-29 08:52:59 – bastard
I hate my fucking boss… New House, New Car, New interest in being a dickhead boss… Fuck Him, Fuck Him, Fuck Him!!!
2001-08-29 09:18:53 – Siaokh
Youd like to fuck him fuck him fuck him wouldnt you… just throw him some soap ๐Ÿ™‚ Aim is fun… it’s cheaper than a movie, and well… quite frankly fucking with ppl on it is easy ๐Ÿ™‚
2001-08-29 11:33:59 – bastard
You are the master of the unspoken word, and the slave of the spoken word.
2001-08-29 12:02:31 – rand0m
note to self — create inane, rhetorical babble filter.
2001-08-29 13:23:39 – Burnz
No one cares about your boss, put it on your own damn site, but at least it had a point, not just childish garbage…Siaokh.
2001-08-29 15:20:32 – rand0m
w3rd up … but I don’t know if everyone should get their own sites — it’d make my hits go down ๐Ÿ˜‰
2001-08-29 17:26:42 – Siaokh
*notes that a very thick skin or quality flame retardant suit must be worn around these parts* Life has it’s ups and downs… you will end up the same place everyone else does at the end. I try to keep a lightheart on these sorts of matters, and life seems to flow a little more smoothly. It also seems to get the girls to atleast talk to me, which you seem to voice as a problem randal.
2001-08-29 18:17:01 – rand0m
sorry timmy … you didn’t know the randle of 8 or 9 months ago … you’d probably think of me as a lot different … well … maybe not, but anywho, yes, I’m through with being the hardass jerk … j0o wanna see light hearted? look at randal at 4:00 pm ๐Ÿ™‚
2001-08-30 01:06:36 – The Disco Nova
Hahaha, Siakho, I owned joo at LQ tonight hehe
2001-08-30 10:24:14 – bastard
I’m gonna eat lunch at billy’s pizza, they have good pizza, i like pizza, yummmm. And on that note, let’s cue the music.
2001-08-30 11:59:22 – MrHelpful from AT
2001-08-30 12:01:09 – rand0m
wowsah! Somone from the <a href="">AnandTech Forums</a>, where I spend my whole day while ‘working’ at Gateway, visited and posted to my site! WOoOoOoo!
2001-08-30 15:28:22 – realbighead
I don’t think your inane babble filter is working right; Tony’s still being allowed to post. Craig too, although’s he’s not so much inane as misguided. Wow… the wonders of the Internet… I can still show unbridled hatred from over 300 miles away. I feel almost Godlike. wurd.
2001-08-30 21:47:38 – Burnz
Well, a new member to the rand0m collective. I would just like to make him feel like part of the group by saying he is a completely useless person and should be used on a poster ad for euthenasia (I am pretty sure I spelled that wrong. Anyone know the correct spelling?) Anyway, greetings At guy. At least one of us will be abusing you within the week, it is just the nature of the beast ’round these parts.
2001-08-30 22:02:33 – bastard
speaking of tore, who supah-glued all them pubes on his face, it be looking fugly }:-) so, all weekend long, i’ll be crewing on a hot air balloon crew, and i will get to go up in one this year, usually costs like 200$… i’ve been wanting to do that since i was in 5th grade in kentucky, and some punkass volunteer group said whoever sold the most candy bars would get to ride in one… fuckahs never let me, technical difficulty bullshit… ta ta
2001-08-30 22:56:54 – nell
crewing is fun. so is flying. my family’s been crewing for the famous footwear shoe for probably 12 years, and now my dad crews for a non-special shapes balloon that belongs to this guy steven. he’s crew chief. randal and i crewed for that one last balloon classic. i went up in the shoe once, like three years ago. yay for tony, it’s fun!
2001-08-30 23:14:22 – rand0m
ahhh, yes, last year’s balloon classic in Albuquerque. That was quite a good trip. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I got to ride a motorcycle there. And crew for a balloon. And other really great stuff. Really Good times.
2001-08-31 08:31:00 – bastard
waiiiit, janelle went to the balloon classic last year, and randal went to the balloon fiesta last year… i was at both of those, and all i can say is, i had a blast!

And the saga continues

Okay, so this morning I went out to the honda at about 6:15am. Showed up and couldn’t get it to go forward at all. I stuck it in reverse, and voila, it went. Then it decided that going forward was a good idea, too. So the honda seems to be working right. That’s good.

On the way downtown from Gateway, my truck’s 2nd and 3rd gears started making an awful racket. I think the synchros there are going … and the tranny shop is on vacation until the 4th. I’m going to park it in the Palmer HS diagonal parking lot until either A) I figure out something else to do with it, or B) the tranny shop opens. So that’s that.

I don’t want to get all up in hawk for another car … I’m thinking that when it’s all said and done, I can sell my truck for $3,000, maybe $3,500. That will either be pay-back-loan-money or a down payment on another car. I am thinking strongly about an integra … dunno why, though. What year is your Neon, Disco?

So yup, that’s that … on my way home to finish cleaning and to pray that my parents aren’t back yet.

Update: I saw this nifty, inspiring even, quote, and despite the fact that it doesn’t mesh well, I thought I’d post it … :

“A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains it’s original dimension.” -Oliver Wendall Holmes

2001-08-27 19:48:17 – Xeon
so where they home?
2001-08-27 19:55:03 – rand0m
nope, they’re not here yet … hope they don’t come back until tomorrow.
2001-08-27 23:10:15 – The Disco Nova
’96, only 40 something thousands miles on it. I have taken MANY long road trips on it, so I know it will hold up to 100 mph for hours on end, just remember to let it cool down every couple of hours, and change the oil before ya do that hehe. The only major problem I’ve ever had with it was the tranny wouldn’t go into reverse, so I got the tranny replaced under warranty.
2001-08-28 09:16:29 – big_man
"A woman once stretched by me never regains their original dimension." -John Holmes
2001-08-28 10:24:38 – rand0m
AHHAAHAHAhahahhaha that’s hilaroius ๐Ÿ˜€
2001-08-28 11:29:32 – You call this a site?
Hey princess, how about those fucked up links? You gonna fix em or are you done playing big bad tech geek?
2001-08-28 12:03:57 – Laura
Randal’s a princess! fuck that. ๐Ÿ™‚
2001-08-28 12:04:58 – Laura
oh, and, craig, i heard a rumor that you were glad i was *finally* out of town. considering i haven’t seen you for a few months, you should shut the fuck up. my two cents.
2001-08-28 12:10:57 – rand0m
Yea, well, I still <b>AM</b> a big bad tech guy. I just don’t have any big bad tech guy time. ๐Ÿ™‚ And Laura, I’m not a princess — I’m at least a queen, thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰ As for the whole what you heard from craig, it wasn’t just what you heard, it was what craig told me to tell you. He’s serious. He hates you. He wants you to die an excruciating death and burn in hell’s rotten fires for all eternity. That’s all Craig though, not me … ๐Ÿ˜€ Master Ha-Reed, if you read this, who was that fine-ass chica you were sitting next to today @ lunch? GodDamn, work that booty! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰
2001-08-28 16:23:38 – The Disco Nova
Um, Laura, I don’t hate you, I just think you either need to A. Grow up, or B. Admit to your self (like I have) that you will never grow up. Thinking you are grown up and not being grown up is just annoying
2001-08-28 17:08:22 – rand0m
w3rd, he’s got a point … I guess that applies to me … gotta be all grown up but don’t want to be … suck. at least I dig this ๐Ÿ™‚
2001-08-28 17:35:50 – Burnz
I don’t know Laura well enough to vote on this matter. But I think Randal, you normally have a good peace with your age: You know you are young without acting like a homo-repressed frat guy.
2001-08-28 17:56:50 – The Disco Nova
I was at the hide and seek on saturday until 6 in the morning dancing, does thi smake me homo-repressed?
2001-08-28 18:35:30 – Laura
James, that had nothing to do with you. I was talking abou Craig. and there’s no reason for craig to hate me. I mean, maybe everyone else who pasts does, and they don’t hate me. I also think criag is the one who need to grow up. and i don’t claim to be grown up, i just don’t claim to be a straight male like you people, so you don’t get me, but that’s cool, i suppose. So, Craig, why do you hate me? this better be good.
2001-08-28 20:52:06 – hardkohr
let’s end this bullshit let’s end with .50 caliber anyone want to dance?
2001-08-28 21:26:13 – The Disco Nova
Come to me, little girl, and bring it on.
2001-08-28 22:42:43 – Xeon
bUhaHAhaHaAhAHAhAhAhahAHAHHah!!!!! You heard what??! LoL !!!
2001-08-28 23:29:46 – realbighead
Anyone else think that craig’s comeback there was a little weak? Yeah, so I’ze down at college, yo, and wurd, it be phat shizzat. And no, I haven’t started smoking pot again; the above sentence was an attempt at humor. So fuck you all. Especially whichever two of you made a bet about it; I can’t remember much in my current motrin-advil-cold-and-sinus haze. If any of you all know a surefire way of preventing your sinuses from being retarded, please post. Other than that, school r0xx0rs, lotsa hot freshman chicas, and I’m in a band. If you want further details, e-mail me. Cuz unlike most of the posters here, I don’t feel the need to broadcast all the trivial details of my life; if you want them, you may have them, but I won’t bore you all by default. So anyways, that’s all.
2001-08-29 00:21:56 – Laura
hey, you play the accordian, tore, or what?

Quite Irritating

Okay, so I picked up the honda the other day, and the radiator cracked. So today, I bought a new radiator and installed it. Drove it around, everything works great. WOoOOOoo! Driving back to the geekpad after getting some grub with mike and craig, and the honda won’t go. The light turns green, I hit the gas to turn right onto wahsatch from boulder, and nothing happens. Car just kind of sits there, revving. Fuck. Get out, push car around corner. Quite irritating, pushing cars around.

Pop the hood, nothing looks wrong. Quite odd. Get inside, try to go, nada. If I release the clutch while in neutral, the car stalls. Getting it into gear is difficult, and if it’s in gear and I gas it and release the clutch, the car doesn’t go. It’ll rev up until the clutch actually releases, at which point the car stalls. I have zero idea what this means, but I’m pretty sure that it has something to do with the clutch / transmission. again. Quite irritating. grr.

Driving the truck home tonight [after walking back to the pad], and I notice a weird sound … kind of like sharpening a knife on a rotating rock or the sound of two dimes being rubbed together. Kind of difficult to describe. Anywho, it makes this sound whenever I’m running at 2800 RPMs or higher. I have no idea what this is either. Grr. Quite irritating also.

So that’s that. Saw Mike Lee for the first time in forever tonight. He’s working @ MCI doing Long Distance customer support … he makes more than I do [yea, how’s that for twisting the knife, eh?] and enjoys it [i think]. He does lots of drugs. still. He looks to have cleaned up a bit, which is quite good. He mumbles and talks in a low voice all the time, though, which is again, quite irritating.

My parents are leaving Utah tomorrow morning to come home. I have no idea when they’ll actually get here. I hope it’s not until tuesday. I am not looking forward to this – my mother is quite irritating. They do, however, leave on saturday for some shindig or another. I was informed via phone that there is indeed a Cold Stone Creamery in the springs now … I might have to go there for lunch tomorrow. Oh wait, can’t. Scratch that. Grr.

It looks like I have very, very bad luck with all things car related. I really hate that because they are a part of everyone’s daily life. I’d like to get an integra or an accord or some other car that is reliable. and is pretty fast. and looks good. and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. oh that’s right, those cars don’t exist. Grrr. Yup, here it comes :: Quite Irritating. ‘night

2001-08-27 16:04:39 – bastard
You should get a 2002 mini cooper. They’re fast, reliable, and for a new car, relatively cheap…. not as cheap as a geo metro or a ford aspire though.
2001-08-27 16:09:01 – Burnz
Well as long as we are sharing shitty car stories: As I was going to mail my resume to yet another company I managed to actually hit a pedestrian. I just tapped him, and in all fairness to him I was at a red light, although I was trying to take a right hand turn. And he is legally blind. Yep, I hit a cripple. He said he wouldn’t sue, but who knows. Running out of money, and this is something that I would put on my site if I had my goddamn computer. Oh good, Nirvana on the radio, that should be a real pick me up. Glad to hear about Mike, he is turning into a real winner. /me hangs myself with piano wire.
2001-08-27 16:48:24 – The Disco Nova
Want the Neon? I’m selling it for $2500. It had been sitting in the carport, without being started for a year. Last week we put a new battery in it and it started up like a champ. Only 3000 miles on the tranny.

something, or nothing?

Okay, so I know I still haven’t fixed all the shit on the site. Yes, the titles are broken. Yes, I know all the links don’t work. Yes, the administration interface consists only of a news posting form. Yes, indeed, I know all this. And I know that none of you are complaining about it. And that, I might add, is quite disturbing. I would figure that as a high-quality sphere of volumnous web-traffic, everyone would be ready to bitch and point at the drop of a hat. More than once even, but no. So, if you would all please bitch and moan to motivate, that would be great. [I don’t believe I just typed that].

Another thing. There are lots of people who randomly hit my site. That is quite tasty. The only thing is that they don’t ever comment, and that makes me sad. It sure would be nice to have all the 1st time visitors post something, like saying “Hi”. That would just be peachy.

And one more thing … about the blue banner at the top vs. the old purple one? I like the italicized better than the original, and the blue is nifty. But I am to please — purple? blue? normal text? italicized? Please, sound off.

I did nothing today. Well, not true. I had my truck’s tires patched and rotated, and I worked on some user-accounting SQL & Radius stuff at HPI . And I think peepz are meeting @ the Carmike 10 to see Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. I have my truck [which is running flawlessly, I might add], so I’ll go see that. I maxed my Visa today, what with all the recent financial hoo-haa. I am picking up a new radiator tomorrow morning and installing it in the honda, which is currently @ the geekpad. Not much else going on other than that … ‘night!

*** Update ***: Man, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is the funniest movie I have seen in a looong time. In fact, I haven’t seen a movie this good in … wow, a looong time. It’s done by Kevin Smith, creator of Mallrats, Clerks, Chasing Amy & Dogma — I’m not a Smith disciple, and I wholeheartedly recommend seeing this movie. I might go see it again ๐Ÿ™‚

2001-08-26 01:23:47 – Laura
I like the Blue, but not italics…peace
2001-08-26 07:58:42 – Nell
i don’t care what color it is, but on my screen, the background behind the ‘’ does not exactly match the rest of the bar that extends all the way to the right. i don’t like that.
2001-08-26 09:31:03 – rand0m
Are you running in 256 colors? If you have any horizontal lines or dotted things, then you can resolve it by right clicking the desktop, selecting properties, going to the settings tab and on the left-hand side dropdown change it to 16, 24, or 32 bit color.
2001-08-26 13:09:41 – Laura
Rat Race is a damn good movie too…you should go see it
2001-08-26 13:45:03 – Burnz
Goddamn it. I am sick of this lame ass site being full of broken links. And you didn’t even have me on the people page of the old one. Half-ass webmaster. I like the blue more than the purple, and have no difference of opinion between the italics and not. Ghosts of Mars sucks like only Ice Cube and Natassa Henstridge (spelling) can suck. GO see it and support John Carpenter. And I still ain’t got a job. Starting to worry about the total lack of callbacks.
2001-08-26 14:45:16 – The Disco Nova
Don’t worry Burnz, You’ll get about 15 calls in one day when they finally decide to call you, everyone likes to call at once
2001-08-26 18:28:35 – Xeon
Your freaking site is so ghetto… none of the links work … there is absosulety no additional fun space, forums, pictures, webcams, …. hell your Contact link doesn’t even work! WTF! look here you can <a href="mailto: Contact">contact</a> me if you wanna learn how to link your contact page. You don’t even have your Quotes page working. K enough out of me.
2001-08-26 19:56:32 – Master Ha-reed
Italicized blue is all good – check your mail so you dont run out to B Street tomorrow for no reason

man, bad luck?

Okay, so I had an okay day at work today. Picked up my first $400 paycheck, which was nice. Anywho, so I picked up the honda and paid $780 to get it. Tim gave me a ride up there [Go Tim!]. So I pay and am going downtown, when all of a sudden the engine just konks out. I’m like “wtf!?” So I pull over and pop the hood and there is radiator fluid all over the place. Oh man. So I call the place I just picked it up from, and they sent two guys out. The filled the car up with radiator fluid and followed me over to the pad [where I am now] to make sure I’m okay. Turns out that the top of the radiator cracked — it’s ceramic, so it’s not an easy weld ๐Ÿ™ I don’t know a repair cost yet. The worst part is that I didn’t get a chance to deposit my check. Oh well.

I was supposed to have James pick me up to go see a movie then drop me off at home, but he never showed. So I sat on the pad’s porch till about 9:00pm, and am now sitting around waiting for craig to show up in hopes that he’ll give me a ride home tonight. please?

Update: Spent the evening with Craig … we didn’t do much except bullshit about customer support. It was good. We both realized that we need more friends. And women. Thanks for shuttling me around ๐Ÿ™‚

2001-08-24 21:42:07 – The Disco Nova
I tried dude, but we couldn’t find the place. We got to the theatre too late, so we saw ghost of mars instead.
2001-08-25 16:04:51 – rand0m
I hear that horses shit a lot. just east of uintah and nevada. white civic right out front. me on the porch. not too tough.
2001-08-25 16:34:35 – Xeon
Call me – I think I have a opportunity for you!
2001-08-25 16:54:12 – The Disco Nova
Easy killer, we looked for like 20 minutes, missed Jay and bob and had to go see ghosts of mars, so we didn’t ditch you
2001-08-25 18:22:34 – rand0m
hrmmkay … man, boring. And I maxed my $200 credit card today! Ugh! Damn repairs! Damn cars! Damn them all!

how to? and phone

Okay, so here’s a problem. I am supposed to pick up the honda from the shop tomorrow. Problem with that is that I have only one of me. So, what I’m looking for is a kind soul who will follow me out to my house, then drive me up Fillmore and I-25 to pick up the honda. There is financial reward involved. Anytime after 4:30pm. Please?

Also, I went and bought a VoiceStream phone today. It’s the Nokia 8290 … check this number: 321-9988. Yup, just one digit off from my home phone number. I don’t know if I’ll keep it, though … the plan is $49/mo for 3000 minutes, roaming across a bunch of states is free and free long distance in those same states [CO, UT, WO,NV,NM, TX]. I have until sunday night to turn it back in if not satisfied. Please call me on it [321-9988] to check coverage etc — it works better than my sprint phone here at my house.

2001-08-23 22:43:40 –
Okay, so Janelle called my new phone, and then Tim called it! Two peeps on the phone at once, already! Holy Cow. I think this is cause for celebration ๐Ÿ˜€
2001-08-24 12:13:36 – bastard
sure, i call your phone panino’s,…. mmmmmm soooo goooooodddd lotsa motza with pepperoni and mushroom…. oooohhhh yeahhhh
2001-08-24 12:22:51 – dance_bush_dance
<A HREF="">Dance Bush Dance</A> Some musical happy fun republic slander fun time, yayyyy!!!
2001-08-24 14:04:25 – rand0m
what’s the word on the movie, tony?
2001-08-24 14:12:34 – bastard
that program is so funny, it’s a shockwave movie parody of el presidente… mui risa
2001-08-24 17:24:22 – Xeon
Hey I’ll take you whereever you need to go!

[sniffle sniffle]

bye Tore!

for the ignorant, Tore left for Santa Fe this morning to start his sophomore year at St. John’s …

2001-08-23 11:08:08 – Xeon
wo0t! Tore is gone! just kidding… have a great time at college supa f00
2001-08-23 11:55:07 – rand0m
… umm … I’m supah f0o … tore is realbighead … $.02
2001-08-23 15:58:19 – tony
Jay and silent bob strikes back Friday, 715 pm, Tinseltown @ circle & i-25 be there or be square

bored and whack

Are you as bored as I am? Is your life as fucked up as mine is? Hahahaha, you wish you could be so depraved.

I picked up a CCNA study guide a couple days ago … it’s good stuff. Did some other stuff too that really sucks, like last night, I completely lost all my self-control and will power and resolve and all the carefully constructed things I had been believing for the past few weeks. Yea, I hate it when that happens. That’s twice inside a week. Now I have to re-delude myself in hopes of making things I want to be real become real. That’s enough of that.

I am going to be swearing off alcohol. Well, not all alcohol — I think an occasional beer, when available, is okay, but I’m going to finish off the rum in the freezer and that’s it. No more for me :: it does bad things, and I’ve noticed that I think about having a drink to calm down — I am not going to allow that to continue.

Spent time with Tore last night … I think we were both too tired to really enjoy it 100%. I did, however, get my truck and meet the new chick at the perk … she’s 21 though. :-/ I’m seriously considering swearing off girls, too. Sure, they’re great, but jesus, what a pain in the ass.

So, that’s that. Oh, and I was late to work today — woke up at 6:33 am. That’s three minutes after I’m supposed to leave. Suck … oh well, showed up went to sleep, no problem. I get paid on friday! WoOOoOo!

* News Flash * The java-based AOL Instant messenger client sucks ass. There is no notification of anything — sign ons, offs, incoming messages, nada. grr.

2001-08-22 12:15:15 – bastard
CCNA eh? I believe that mike lee bought a ccna study guide, don’t know what became of that. Haven’t heard from mike, wonder if he got the job at mci worlcom. Anybody heard from him?
2001-08-22 12:57:29 – Laura
i heard mike started at gateway, or mci or something…but he’s disappered, and my guess is his CCNA study guide is being used as a beer coaster. and, randal, she’s 21? go for it, man…i’m sorry, but that’s only two years. then again, you’re a boy, and so it’s different, but i *spent time* with that judd guy i was playing pool with at old chicago last friday, who you claimed i wouldn’t pick up….i got home at 7 am!!! wooo! ๐Ÿ™‚ and he’s older than 21, damnit. so, i think you should hook up with her.
2001-08-22 13:09:26 – rand0m
there is no "Lee, M" here at gateway [just checked the company directory] … if he started at worldcom, he’s either doing that telephone solicitation hoo-haa, or support. In either case, he’s making more than me. And Laura, the thing is that he is male and older than you … that’s generally acceptable … most older girls don’t dig young guys, as we are inexperienced. But, tenacity has it’s perks ๐Ÿ˜‰
2001-08-22 14:35:07 – The Artist Formerly Known as Burnz.
Randal, you look 30 bro, just keep age out of the discussion. Ask her to old chicago, tell her up front some bullshit story about how you don’t drink and then unroll the love viper and let her taste how sweet a snakepit can be. And I think that swearing off alcohol is a dangerous move. I know what happens when I did it, and believe me the hallucinations are not worth the great health improvements you will recieve. Just take a drink, there you go, it is all fading into a general mushy numbness now. No more real emotions, just sweet sweet drifting…(OOOOOHHHHHH NOOOOOO).
2001-08-22 17:25:29 – Master Ha-reed
Well that CCNA guide was a waste of money (I’ve got a whole shit-load of CISCO type stuff that has remained unused since I passed the exam). Good luck with the stuff, its not that hard, but the exam asks you all kinds of nitpicky stuff that can only be learned by either memorizing a book or playing on a CISCO router (I would go with the latter). Unfortunately for you (and me) the job market for new CCNA’s ain’t that great right now… especially when you hear of major computer-type companies laying of 10% of their work force every other day. And such ends my confidence boost for you finding a job in the near future that pays you what you’re worth. Have a nice day! ๐Ÿ™‚
2001-08-22 17:29:11 – The specter of death
/me just cleans off a bullet for Randal and waits patiently. It won’t be long now with all this upbeat-ness.
2001-08-22 17:49:33 – The Disco Nova
Woohoo! alright laura! way to be a slut!
2001-08-22 18:55:11 – rand0m
I took my CCNA books back … it didn’t cover all the parts of the exam … so, Ha-Reed, if you have those, I’d be willing to part with some $ if you’d be willing to let me have them … and lucky for me, I have a cisco 4500 here that I can use to practice on [much to the dismay of our Unix/Cisco guy ๐Ÿ˜‰ ] … and james, that’s a little uncalled for man …
2001-08-22 19:12:36 – grip reamer
twill be only a matter of time before i will claim the souls of burnz and rand0m… wait, that kind of goes together, burnz and rand0m, rand0m burnz… attended beer pouring class today, and much to my dismay, i will not be allowed to drink beer while working my shift at judge baldwin’s micro brew from 3pm to 7pm… for those of you 21+ drop by everyone else, get an illegal hobit like smoking crack or shooting dirt….
2001-08-22 22:05:22 – The Disco Nova
Not really , you both are annoying me with this little pissing contest of yours. You deal with it by being pitiable, whereas Laura is trying to rub something in your face. "No Sir, I don’t like it"
2001-08-22 22:15:38 – Burnz
Thank god, it looks like another argument on the rand0m site. I was concered we would talk like human beings. *grabs the orville and gets a cherry spot on the couch*.
2001-08-23 00:44:32 – Laura
yes, i am rubbing it in his face, your face too. but i’m not a slut…so don’t say that, b.
2001-08-23 16:25:58 – The Disco Nova
Why bother rubbing it in my face? If I ever made a serious pass at you then I might take it personally, but as it is, you aren’t really worth it. OMG, I’m actually taking randall’s side in this, usually I’m telling randalllll to chill out.

i hate this

have you ever been going along just fine, when all of a sudden, all the weights that you bear every day just get infinitely heavier? I was driving home tonight, don’t know if it was due to exhaustion or what, but I just cracked. Everything, I mean everything came down on me … how my life is, how I’m not close to getting anywhere, how I’ve affected people, how I’ve changed, what my family thinks of me, the future of other people, everything, it all just came down, and I pulled over and just sobbed. I hate this. I still feel it. Sitting here, I feel compelled to go to everyone I know and apologize and try to make it all right, because I’ve made so much wrong. Even to myself, I want to make everything up. I don’t regret much at all, but I know that some of the things I’ve done are wrong, and it hurts, and I just want to set things straight, but it’s almost impossible, now. II feel worse about the things I haven’t done, the things I didn’t make right when I had the chance, the omissions of doing right. every song on the radio, every car i see, every light, some flashing some just glaring blindingly, it just brings everything back, and it hurts.

I don’t even know where to begin; I want it to stop.

2001-08-21 06:33:27 – rand0m
xeon, yes, we know you hate tore. yes, we are proud of your accomplishments. don’t you have your own website? [extremely irritated]
2001-08-21 14:06:03 – Xeon
Lol you posted you last post at 4:22pm .. just thought i’d point that out! ๐Ÿ™‚
2001-08-21 14:20:39 – bastard
Calculus 2 class today. I feel weak. Must… seek… nourishment… beeeer Anyway… I’ll be volunteering as a beer pourer at the micro brew festival downtown this weekend, and next weekend will be crewing on a hot air balloon for the balloon festival. My life is too full for a relationship with a ho. I need somebody actually worth spending my time with, not some raggedy ann doll.
2001-08-21 15:05:43 – rand0m
i might get to crew or ground crew for the gateway balloon at the thing at memorial park … depends on if I sign up … also, i don’t need a woman, it’d just be hella nice if I did. :-/
2001-08-21 16:13:38 – Laura
Randal, you almost sound like you could be in some slit your wrists rock band…but i’ll settle for boy band…hehe
2001-08-21 18:26:31 – Burnz Returnz
Well Jesus. I take a little sabatical from the website and it just goes right to pot. Randal is going to crack up, which is too bad because I like the boy and anything that negatively affects my life should not occur. And it took me like 8 hours to read the posts and the comments…sigh. Fort Collins is great, love it here, fuck the dirty ass springs. Rams rule and all that other "isn’t my town cool?" BS that I don’t mean but say just to abrade someone. Oh, and does anyone down there want some frozen semen? I can’t give the stuff away up here…not like back hom.
2001-08-22 09:43:15 – bastard
What can I say? Burnz is a nay-do-well kid. Just wait. Next, he’ll tell us how he doesn’t smoke anymore and that he rather prefers a clean living and good wholesome entertainment. No more masturbating to cartoons with his brother and father, ohhh noooo. Sitting at the art galleries of Fort Collins, dwelling in the comfort of the modern art masterpieces. Four weeks I give the boy, and then it is up to Fort Collins we must all go to ensnare the poor rat and commit him to heavy drinking and bachanalia. While certainly this will be a arduous task filled with traps and deception, we must give this boy burnz what he deserves. Lust filled indulgence and poor judgement towards alcohol consumed. I pray that we find the courage to accomplish our holy task. Amen!
2001-08-22 10:13:43 – rand0m
considering the amount of money you spend on carpet-care, I don’t think prudent alcohol consumption is your forte. ๐Ÿ˜‰