Monthly Archives: January 2002
How you go?
Wow, I had a pretty busy weekend. Being a definite departure from the norm, I am glad that it didn’t suck. The quick gist … I didn’t do much on Saturday … in fact, I don’t really remember satur-Day, I remember saturnight [yuk yuk], cuz a bunch of us went out and saw Monty Python & The Holy Grail at Tinseltown’s midnight movie. It rocked – Steve, Nick & Eric came down from Denver to see it, and Tony and Craig and Jared made appearances too — it was a good time 😀 After that, the denver guys and I went up to steve’s place … got to sleep around 5am, woke up a little after 10:30, and started to LAN. My box is a peice of shit, and didn’t like being in Denver. That seems to be the general consensus – take my box out of co.springs, and it stops working. Period. A format / reload there didn’t fix it, so I said fuck it. Anyhow, a lot of people were there, and everyone had a good time – I’m glad I went :-). I left Steve’s place around … what, 9:30? and went to Boulder to see Laura. Showed up there and met a handful of her friends [props to Scott, Drew, Claire, Kirk & Kevin if they ever read it!] — I’m sure she thought me uncomfortable around her people, but I wasn’t really: they’re all nice, I’m nice, we got along pretty well. Got completely fucked up in Laura’s dorm room with her and a couple other people. I don’t remember falling asleep, really, just waking up. After that, went back to Steve’s, fucked around for a while, then came back to the springs for class and whatnot. Got my computer running last night, but it’s not up-to-snuff yet, still pretty broken — and I lost about 70% of my mp3s … ahh well. And that was my weekend. No sex, no rioting, not even any gaming — just good times with good people. [b]Update[/b]: Okay, I got this in my e-mail the other day — it’s a real uplifter 🙂 [i]About the site don t remember how I found it, but I think it was through a random (ha ha) search on google about a couple of weeks ago. It really do like the site though, and hit it at least twice daily in hopes that there s something new to read. It has inspired me to get off my ass and finally code that damn website for my city s AYSO soccer region … After I finish that one, I m gonna make my own website similar to yours, I hope, what with the daily log and all. Thanks for the inspiration [/i]
Went out and saw Monty Python & The Holy Grail – it was simply brilliant [still]. Steve, his roommate Nick and friend Eric came down from Denver to catch the flick, which is really neat — I followed them back up here to Denver, where I’m staying the night so we can LAN all day Sunday … then, Sunday night, I’m supposed to head to Boulder to party with Laura, and then I don’t know what on Monday — I have class at 5:20pm, so I have to get back in town with some sort of punctuality … other than that, not much interesting stuff has been happening. I’ll put up some webcam pics from the party in the morning [around 10?] … and tell all of you about the no-doubt-to-be crazy partying in Boulder tonight. 😀
Update: Okay, for some reason, my computer is being a complete fucking retard. I have absolutely no idea what is wrong with it, but it sucks. The worst part is that I have over 15GB of files I’d like to hang on to … so I can’t just format/reinstall here at the LAN. This blows. I hope to get really, really, really drunk. Please god.
couple new stuffs
oof. so tired. not “depressed and life sucks” tired, but “happy productive wore out” tired. Although things aren’t even close to the best possible conditions, what with life spinning wildly under who knows’ control, I feel like I am really back. No longer fishtailing madly around the unexpected curves — not more “control” though … things are just better. I think I am now a wiser, better me. But I am me.
I have decided that my current schedule is a bad one. I go to sleep way too late, wake up late, and then feel all whack because there’s not much to do from ~7pm till 1am on weekdays. I have put on a lot of weight [:-( :-(] – I am thinking I just might start waking up at 6 am to go work out, go to work, do school, and then be asleep by 10pm. That sounds so adult though … agreed, I don’t want to be old, but their schedule, offendingly enough to my young sensibilities, makes things seem a lot more accomplish-able.
Update: Wow, I slept a lot last night. Quite the good change from only a couple hours of good sleep a night 😉 Had a whack ass dream that involved the movies, me, 2 guys and a showdown fight in the bathroom … I won … but I don’t really remember much about it. Umm … There are more logos put in under the Logo Contest — I’ll tell you, there are some talented people out there on the net.
Plans for tonight — Monty Python and the Holy Grail is playing at Tinseltown as the midnight movie; I am fully intending on going, so if you’d like to come too, hit up my cell 🙂
wednesday. and stuff. titles suck.
yummm, Cold pizza in the morning … scrumptious.
Update: I bought books this morning. Total Damage: $327.68 And three of the four purchased books were used. I feel violated. :-/.
Update: There are more logos in the Logo Contest check them out! On an aside, a little voting thing for those would be pretty cool. [looks into this]
Logo News, and misc. cool stuff
Okay, the Logo Contest now has it’s own page – hopefully I’ll get a whole slew of submissions so that I won’t get “wow, your cards look cheap” anymore. Again, it’s $50, so make one and send it in 🙂
In other news, I had a review thing-a-ding this morning, and it went really well. The company officers love me and are striving to make sure that I stay around. I’m stoked. Not only did I get to voice my opinion and whatnot, I got more stock! wOo! Also, get this – a while ago, we ditched the leases on a couple servers because we were paying waaay too much for them; it turns out that on one of the servers, the leasing company has no record of the server. There’s a damn fine chance that we’ll get another server back for a whopping $1.00! That’ll be handy as hell. Also! Tony is working at Emergent now for sure. That’s pretty cool – being unemployed sucks cock. [jabs steve with finger]
Update: Thought I’d give an update on school … Economics looks to be an easy class, which is good 🙂 … Poli.Sci is taught by a staunch leftwinger who, oddly enough, spouts libertarian idealogy continuously – that’ll be great fun – and my Speech class is taught by this dude who’s really dramatic. That’ll be a fun class, especially with all the theatre chicks who are in there 😛 I’ll have some more juice after my Business class tonight.
Ahhh, a brand new time
Today starts a brand new week. And not only a brand new week, a brand new time in my life. I start school again today – I’m stoked! w0o! Here come the parties! The chicks! The sex! The wild insane craziness that is broadly associated with frolicking college students who are mind-hazingly intoxicated! WOO, I can’t wait!
In other news, I am eating some Chinese food. It is Damn Good, and I thoroughly recommend that you get some from Tokyo Teryaki. Ahh, scrumptious. Oh, right, back to the post. I was going to say something in here somewhere of some importance. I think I forgot. No, right, it’s Monday – that means that the sidebar is updated over there … notice the lack of an mp3otw … if you would e-mail me one it just might end up being selected.
OH RIGHT! Now I know what I was going to say. I was looking at my business card today [which, btw, now says “Systems” and not “Network” right before administrator], and I realized that the HPI logo not only looks like clip-art, but it also just sucks. Because of this, I am asking the many, many faithful people who continuously hit my page via the “internet” to design some phat-ass graphic logo that involves “HPI” or “High Plains Internet” — we’re offering up a fatty award of at least $50 if your logo gets chosen! Send Me Your Logo!
** Note: I get nothing out of this. The $50 is the minimum amount awarded to the winner if their logo is chosen. No particular color scheme required.
Update: Class was good! Met a cool guy named Micah who’s a developer at SoftCom … and a bunch of nice girls 😛 Oh, and I saw Lauren Blomgren today … here’s an AIM snippet describing it:
rand0m: OH MY GOD!
rand0m: I almost forgot
rand0m: I saw Lauren Blomgren today
rand0m: it was hilarious
rand0m: well, see, I’m walking with jack, and it’s the first day of class
rand0m: so I look pretty good
rand0m: and here comes lauren
rand0m: I could see the water puddles shaking
rand0m: so I looked around for a t-rex, but saw none
rand0m: and then I looked up the street, and Lauren!
pearly8067: yeah, has she gained weight? lol
rand0m: I was like “whoa, is that lauren!?”
rand0m: I couldn’t tell from 50 yards, seriously.
rand0m: she got closer, and I was like “whoa, lauren!”
rand0m: so I cross the street, and mid street, I slow down and say “Hi Lauren, how are you?”
rand0m: and she gives me the glare, you know,the glare, and says “Hi” quite icely
rand0m: I burst out laughing
rand0m: mid street, right in her face
rand0m: I just started rolling
oof, school, and yea!
Went out the other night with Tore, Matt and Laura … had a good time [Laura wasn’t bitchy, really ;-)] … finished the night off at Denny’s, and woke up the next morning with the urge to puke. So I did. For an hour. Solid. It was terrible … haven’t ate anything in almost over 35 hours now, but I have drank a lot of Celestial Seasoning’s “Raspberry Zinger” tea. It’s good stuff – I encourage you to try some.
Finalized my school schedule yesterday … it’s not that much school, imo — I’m thinking I’ll add a web-based class onto this schedule, simply because I think it shouldn’t pose much of a problem. My current scheduled semester:
Business 115 – Tuesday & Thursday – 5:20pm–6:35pm
Microeconomics 201 – Tuesday & Thursday – 2:00pm–3:15pm
Political Science 111 – Monday – 6:45–9:30pm [!!]
Speech 115 – Monday & Wednesday – 5:20pm–6:35pm
Except for monday, it’s a pretty light load … monday is 4 hours of class, pretty much solid, which kinda sucks. Ahhh well.
And some good news: met up with Corey Anderson, HPI’s supposed account manager, and went and landed a web development & hosting deal with a house-selling place. It’s not a big thing by any stretch, but it is new business. My golden tongue came into use multiple times and saved our bacon [especially when it came to us being there at 10:30 instead of 10]. No word on the RedTag Office Supplies e-commerce $9k thing though; the last contract we sent was “here’s what we’re offering – if you don’t like it, then shove it.” To be honest, I’ll be pleased if they do take it and pleased if we don’t do it.
Oh, and it’s confirmed, it is indeed a gray hair. There’s a couple of them on that side, actually — I guess the ticket, school and work are taking their stress toll, eh?
Update: I am doing nothing tonight … yup, it’s Friday, but I have to help the parents move tomorrow morning [which means trekking to Denver] … Everybody is leaving for college soon, if they haven’t already left. I feel kinda bad about not doing anything tonight :: those of us who are in town definitely have to do something tomorrow.
Update #2: At a recommendation from Janelle, I rented Wonder Boys last night. Alas, there is no TV/VCR in the house to watch it on. Fuck me.
And a night before the day.
Tonight is the eve of my treck to Trinidad. I’m going down there tomorrow morning [around 5am] to attend court, scheduled for 8:30am. It’s about a 2 hour drive, so leaving at ~5:30 should get me there with plenty of time to spare. I’m a little down at the prospect of driving for 4+ hours tomorrow, and missing work, and missing time to pick the rest of my classes, but hey, life’s a bitch.
I’m not depressed that I’m [probably] going to lose my license … I am almost thinking “it’s about fucking time,” but not quite, because, well, [duh], I’m not out to fuck myself. I am a little tired, though … just beat about the whole thing. I’m just so exhausted and whipped on so many fronts. You know what I want? I want to go to school, go to work, make enough money to do both comfortably, and enjoy a meager social life in there. That’s it. I’m not asking much, but it seems like it’s not something that is easily attainable for me.
Such is life. If you’re awake at 5:30am, call my cell — I’ll answer! [that’s the earliest I’ve been awake in months] I will put the news up here as soon as a I get a chance tomorrow. Wish me luck 🙂
Update: Well, I’m back, and I gotta say that it was not the best-spent 7 hours of my life. Got down there at 7:45 … had to waste a while, so I tried to find a coffee shop – there are none in Trinidad. In fact, Trinidad downright sucks. Go to court, wait until 10am [scheduled for 8:30am] for the judge to show up … then I get scheduled for a pre-trial conference on 01/28 @ 2:30pm. I went down and filled out the forms for a public defender to show up there in my stead; no way am I driving another 5 fucking hours for a 20 minute deal … the waiting continues.
Damn, a lot
I have quite a bit of stuff I could post about, and some of it is even mildly interesting … I think I’ll just do a quick rundown of recent events.
Okay, New Years … that rocked! That’s about all I can say about that. Umm… what else. Everything is kind of a blur … oh yea, went out with Tore and Laura and got coffee and did something one night, and had some really good conversation. Although Laura comes across as spiteful and mean to me, I enjoy her company – and Tore is the man, although sometimes I think he’s kind of a weeny [see new years]. Went out with Tony and saw “Royal Tenenbaum” – that was quite a hilarious movie, and I recommend it to everyone. Then we met up with Laura, and that was pretty good, too. Met up with Janelle last night, and get this – I actually enjoyed myself: she is not this pinnacle of perfection, and I think I realize now that it’s okay to let things just go their way, you know?
Three other things of note – First off, Emily is not back, and won’t be for a while yet. That sucks. Secondly, putting a leather jacket in a bag with baking soda in an attempt to remove the smoke/coffee smell from it does not work. All I got out of it is a jacket that is covered in baking soda. I put it in the dryer with some dryer sheets, though, and that seemed to help a lot. [writes this down in little book of ideas]. And Thirdly, Samantha Garrett rocks. Still. Not only is she blindingly intelligent and fun and witty and humorous and all — she has a knockout body, to boot! <3 Sammi! Milestone Update: Okay, a couple things have happened with the site that are noteworthy. First off, this is post #250 from the databased new-tech site. That’s a lot, and it makes me giddy. Secondly, if you look at the little counter thingy, it is above 20,000 now … 20,000 hits is quite a bit – even if 75% of those come from my cadre of trained monkeys I keep at work. On a not-site related note, that fucking database that I’ve been busting my ass on is finally taken care of 100%, and is in use as we speak. Go me!
Update: I did the unthinkable as well, today. Yup, I went and emptied my 14.2GB Recycle Bin. It took a few minutes to delete my 200,000+ files … however, with 49% HD fragmentation, it’s taking my 40GB HD a while to finish it’s defrag run. To the tune of 3 hours. oof.