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So I went out with Steve Chapin and his brothers and saw the newest James Bond flick, [i]Die Another Day[/i]. It was so chock full of corny, pun-ridden one liners that I had a hell of a time. I really enjoy stupid jokes and double entendres and such … hehe, it was a good time, barring them putting up with my Pork Chop Story and Steve not throwing his mojo down on the security chick. While we were there, we started talking about some pickup lines, and I decided I’d find some of my old ones and think up a couple new ones and put them down here: Baby, if you were x squared, I want to be one-third x cubed — the area underneath your curves. Baby, you’re like a can of pringles — once you pop, you can’t stop. Baby, your eyes are like the ocean — and I’m lost at sea. Baby, I’m after some treasure — mind if I look around your chest? Baby, you’ve been a bad girl — now go to my room! (heh) What’s a sexy woman like you doing in a dirty mind like mine? Baby, you must be Jamaican, because Jamaican me crazy! *Points at crotch* Come here often? (hehehe) And one that actually sorta works — “So what haven’t you been told tonight?” I’m such a retard. hahahaha. That’s all I have to say for now. Besides that I don’t have anything to do tonight besides more laundry. *hrmm*
So you think that you’re hot shit, huh? God’s gift to the world, the best of the best, the man of men? Well I got news for you buddy, you ain’t shit. You’re just another little motherfucker who doesn’t know that the world’s got it in for you. Oh, deny it all you want big boy, but once you’re all grown up you’ll realize that it’s all a huge stinking shitfest, and that the only thing you can do is try to be happy with it, because there isn’t anything else. Yea, that’s right, I’m talking to you. Goddamn ninnay’s running around, always running away however they’re going to do it. Oh, the world’s got it out for me, I’m going to run home and cry; oh, I stubbed my toe, I’m going to go sulk for a week. Grow a goddamn spine you little putrid sack of mildew stain and put your shit on the line and get something done. ** The preceeding is courtesy of me being extremely irritated as well as having not been laid in 1+ months. Fuck you ** Now that that is out of the way, I can say with assurance that I hate match.com. Oh, you think it’s nice because of all the pretty happy smiling faces you see there. Until you realize that they all want to be friends! HA! What do I have to offer as a friend? That’s right, not much. Maybe unrelenting cynicism and a huge, oddly-shaped mouth. And that’s on a good day. The rest of the time I’m just another drone, driving down my rut in life, praying that working and schooling and fretting and drowning is going to eventually pay off. So I look on that horrid website, and all I think is “damn, I have no chance.” Deep inside I feel that is true, but I know in my head that it is not. And so I’m torn. And it sucks. I just might grow some balls. But I’ll probably put that off — right alongside losing weight, getting a better job, going to a better school, moving to portland, buying a mustang … *frustration* I really don’t have much to say besides that general outburst … besides that I think that some people run home to their mommy and daddy, while others run to Jose, Jim and Jack. Both are pathetic, but they aren’t too different. Man up.
Party currently in progress — come over! 423 N. Weber — free beer, and free shots! 287.4741 if you need to. Update in the mornin 😀 [b]Update – 4:43pm – 11/17/02[/b] — Okay, so the party was not as awesome as it could have been. We had like 14 people show up, because we had a *TON* of people cop out. Which fucking sucks. But we did have a DJ from Denver come down and spin it up, and he was really good. Niftily enough, he recorded his set onto an mp3 player thing (20GB hd), and will upload it as soon as he gets a chance, which is pretty neat 🙂 All in all, the worst party we’ve ever thrown. Few people showed up, and a couple people were huge cocks. :-/ :-/ :-/ … Because of this, probably gonna start planning for a fucking HUGE New Years Eve party.
[b]***** PARTY ALERT *****[/b] There is a party at the weberstreet house (423 N Weber) on Saturday, November 16th. Starting time is probably around 9pm. Since we are poor as church mice, this is a BYOB — we will provide a keg and some hard stuff. [b]Bring all your friends[/b], and make this one a doozay! So I had a rather nice weekend. It started off on Friday night with Steve and Ben Chapin coming by and everyone watching “Band of Brothers”, which I must say is the best movie/series/production I have seen in a looong time. I recommend it 150%. Laura was in town as well, and we went out and got coffee and chilled out. That was fun 🙂 On Saturday, things got turned up a notch. I did nothing all day, besides some laundry, and ended up going out with James over to Frank’s house, which was a pretty fun time, as usual. I don’t know why, but Frank is fun to hang out with. I found out, however, that when I’m around a lot of people I don’t know, I get pretty quiet. Weird. Anyway, Saturday night was good. Oh, and Steve got cable internet. That’s pretty sweet 🙂 Woke up on Sunday morning and played Tony in some NHL2k2. I got owned in less than 5 minutes, and stopped playing. That sucked. Highlight of Sunday was seeing Carolyn! She is here from the east coast, and we hung out at Denny’s. That was really fun 😀 I also saw Joanna there, who some of you may recall is a human goddess. That was really nice. *sigh of longing* … Today has been pretty good too — I replaced my truck’s battery (plugs and filter is next weekend), destroyed one of the battery cables (bought a new one) … and went out to lunch at Hops w/ Paulie, Manny, Matt & Danielle. That was fun too. I’ve had a pretty good weekend 🙂 One thing I’ve learned that I hate is people who sign on to AIM and instantly put up an away message. For chrissakes, if you’re going to not be there for even 2 minutes, don’t sign on! Are you trying to gather people’s IMs while you’re away? I make it a point to try and not IM away people. I hate leaving messages like that. Grr. Oh, and for some reason, I have decided to not distribute party invites via email like I normally do. I don’t know why. Just a gut feeling .. hmm …
Sorry for the lag time between posts … I’ve been really, really, really busy. This is just a summary of some of the things that have been happening as of late, and hence, will be pretty long. Settle down for the long haul, cuz it’s right here. I’m just going to go chronologically because that is easiest. This past week, I have spent tons and tons and tons of time getting nice and friendly with FreeBSD so that HPI could setup all the routing and networking for [L=http://www.everlan.net]EverLAN[/L]. That is all fine and dandy, but Wednesday was a bitch. For two reasons. The first off is that there was a shooting in my building. On the third floor of our building, there is a company called Land & Title Company. They had a lady who worked there, who was 20, and who recently broke off an engagement with some guy who was 24. Apparently she had to file a restraining order against her ex-fiance, which he violated three times. The first time, he went and visited her house. The second time, he called her on Wednesday morning, and the third time, he went to her office on the third floor. This third time was not good. He showed up, asked if she was there, and then walked to her office. The floor receptionist phoned that the guy had shown up, and the afforementioned lady started running to not be in her office when the guy showed up. Well, she was stepping out of her office when the guy pulled a .45 and blew her away. In short order he shot himself. I found out about all this because Jack and I were going to lunch and hit the lobby right as the police were entering the building. We got hauled to a back room, quickly questioned, and then escorted out of the building. As we left, we saw a SWAT van with lots of officers donning bulletproof vests and loading M16s. It was very scary, really, but I think the biggest impact on me is that there are people out there who are not safe; that somebody who you know can be driven to a point where no decision making is preceded by thought, that a person can lose every inhibition and do the unthinkable. To all of you anti-gun people: the problem is not the guns. They are just a means to an end. The problem is the derangement of a person. Very, very sad. Following that tragedy, Thursday was very, very busy. I spent most of the day tweakin firewall and routing scripts in an attempt to be ready for the conference. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way our new found BSD box started broadcasting its routes and poisoned the route tables in one of our alpha servers, consequently taking down one of our on-floor T1 customers. This proved to be a real bitch to fix, and I was at work very late fixing that. And it sucked. Friday was a busy day — went over to EverLAN and setup all the networking, which was pretty crazy. We were working with four total networks; not very complex, just very big (compared to what I work with normally). However, we got it all up and working friday night around 7pm, before the majority of people started showing up Saturday morning. Saturday proved to be rather eventful as 300 gamers started plugging in their PCs & monitors … it was pretty warm in the conference room, and power breakers started blowing like mad — once every 4-5 minutes, 60 people would blink off. Unfortunately, our servers went up and down several times, necessitating a reconfig on every occurence. That sucked. It finally settled down around 1pm or so, and things were peachy keen, and rather uneventful. Went home at 2am, then came back on saturday morning @ 8am and spent the day there again. The day was similarly unspectacular on Saturday … so Jack and I decide to call it quits at 11:30pm since everything is stable and go home. Well, about 3 minutes after I leave, I get a phone call saying the network is down. Turns out that the only computer on the network with unrestricted firewall settings decided to turn on KaZaa and utilize the entire connection by itself, leaving nothing for anybody else. I almost bitch slapped that guy, but instead resorted to yelling at him for having it on when it was expressly against the rules, and then yelling at him more for purposely defeating the firewall rules in place (against the acceptable use policy he signed). That was sucky. And then I came home. Which brings me to my next topic. I came home on Sunday morning to find a very, very, very drunk Matt Byrne at my house, a not-sober tony, shawn and melissa curled up asleep on the couch, and a very downtrodden, almost “I’ve been whipped into submission” Emily. It took very little time for me to realize that I very much dislike Matt when he is trashed. The easiest way to describe him is menacing. Tony does the same thing when he gets really trashed. Matt is much more menacing when he goes that route, though, simply because he is very big and could probably kick my ass. Thankfully, Emily decided to go home pretty quickly after I showed up, because I was in no mood for Matt’s shit and would have probably blown a fuse (remember, < 6 hours of sleep and > 16 hours of work) if he had gotten all up in my grill. I was very irritated with him the other weekend, and as much as it pains me to do it here instead of face to face, I wanted to beat his ass when I found he was completely bad mouthing me while he was over at my house drinking my alcohol. Goddamn cocknocker. So, around Matt, I will not speak of anything which may make him decide that I ramble on too much about a particular thing, like say work, or school, or other people simply because it gives him ammo. And honestly, I would rather have nothing than a negative. Went back to EverLAN at 8am this morning, and everything was up and stable. That’s basically how it was all day. We had a couple bandwidth shortages here and there, but some reweighting of dynamic bandwidth allocation queues solved those very quickly. As far as I know, most of the people were pleased that the net access was there and that it worked, although most complained that it was fast not enough, which I can fully understand. Cramming 350 people on to a wireless T1 is not good times. But it went well. The bad part is that no other HPI people ever showed up. No marketroids, no sellers, no other techs, nobody else showed up, and that really, really pissed me off. Their going to get hell tomorrow morning. The best part is that it is over, and I think that people have a generally good impression of HPI. And that is my post. Somewhere in there I spent an evening at the Perk and got all depressed about things and blah blah blah, but that is all because I suck and have a very low opinion of myself, blah blah blah. But that was my week, and it was good. I have another long, long week ahead of me, filled with meetings with the mayor and a post-op about EverLAN. And that is that. zoobay. [b]Update[/b] – due to technical difficulties, this is post 343. Tough. [b]Update – 10:55p 11/4/02[/b] – Thought I’d post some hilarious links: [L=http://pichosting.pcthike.com/brutuskend/menwomen]http://pichosting.pcthike.com/brutuskend/menwomen[/L] [L=http://www.ebaumsworld.com/media/pooch.mov]http://www.ebaumsworld.com/media/pooch.mov[/L] Oh, I turned on the webcam too. Click the above right for a pic of my shitty beard!