That yesterday was Friday. And you know, I had a pretty good Friday, until it came to Friday Night. And Friday Night was only mediocre because I’m not 21. Everybody I know is 21+ … makes it sorta hard to go out and get stupid. And mind you, going out and getting stupide for sub-21 year olds is extremely expensive. It’s a bad place. I put up a new sexy picture of me in the webcam section. You get to see me at 9:47am, while I’m recovering from abusing my liver with sick amounts of alcohol. I’ll try to update that thing more often; it’s possible now, because Win2k now has a built-in driver for the crappy webcam I use. Was talking to Larry and Corey about getting an animal here at the house. Like say a dog or a cat. Or a fish. And Larry, who is old and wise, brought up a good point: Most guys want a dog so that they can have control over something in a take charge sort of way. Think about it — a dog is usually totally obedient and will do darn near whatever it’s master, presumably male, says. A guy with a cat though, is a sure sign of a person who does not “take charge” and assert themselves onto others, because as we all know, you cannot persuade a cat to do anything except to shred all of your nice clothes and furniture while simultaneously leaving copious amounts of cat hair in your expensive stereo equipment. So, that is a pretty good rationale for a dog — canines make a man feel powerful (god knows we can’t have control over our women), while a dude with cat is a sissy and has/wants no control over anything (not very masculine). Huzzah for reading into things!
Alright, so the gist is this: I am not buying the Jeep, despite it’s attractiveness, for two (2) reasons: 1) too many miles. 160k is quite a bit. and 2) I’m being financially responsible and paying off all my debt. I took all my grandios DoD contracting paychecks and applied them to my more than equally grandios debts. So my credit score has shot through the roof, but I have no cash. BUT, see below. Our plan to open up a CyberCafe is on the road, 100%. I’ve been busting my ass putting together the business plan — it’s 20% writing and 80% phone calls / projections / letters / other legwork. Quite the learning experience, and definitely for the better — a lot invigorating, a lot scary. It’s going to happen, though, and I’m fucking stoked. Oh, and the plan is to use the income from the CyberCafe to buy a new vehicle 😀 Heard a pretty profound statement from Jack (of all people) the other day: [i]Experience begets wisdom; Rules beget obedience.[/i] It’s pretty true, imo. I know a couple seriously repressed people and all they do is follow the rules. No adventure, no getting out and doing what they want — only doing what *others* want. I know all about this, and it rings true. It makes me feel sorry for people who are sheltered. ahh well. Went out with Keen, Livia and a guy named Thane today. That was a good time. It’s nice to hang out with intellectual people who are not coworkers ;-). We had a good time just shooting the shit over at Shuga’s … we even discussed [L=http://www.intellectualwhores.com/masterladder.html]Ladder Theory[/L]. It was a good time. So yea, I’m hot to trot for Becky. She’s really nice and all, but I think this other guy named John is going for her, and she spends a lot more time with that crowd than with our crowd, which bodes not well for me striking up the romance. She’s off in Kansas this weekend though, so I’ll see if I can arrange something for next week; I’ll make sure you keep ya’ll up to date on my love interests 😉
So I’m probably going to buy this Jeep I’ve been eyeing. It’s a red 1988 Cherokee Limited: 4.0L I6 EFI engine (runs very well) AW4 Tranny (very reliable — works great) Power everything (seats, windows, locks etc) A/C Decent stereo Perfect Black Leather Interior Bronze-styling wheels (bling bling) Back window washer works! 160k trouble free miles I test drove it today, runs great. He put a new water pump in it 3 weeks ago and new o-rings 7 months ago. Has a checkup and maintenance record dating back to 1995. Has an immaculate interior and does 75 with no problem. Guy is asking $3000, said I’d do $2800, told him to hold onto it for me till monday — I’ll check the finances and run it by a couple insurance companies and see what they say. I’m stoked, because it’s very nice. Opinions?
Yesterday morning Matt and I woke up … well, I woke up and then hassled him until he got up … and went over to Paulie’s place to load up his stuff so he could get to Ft. Carson so he could get deployed to Iraq. First off, I’d like to say that his ruck sack weighed entirely too much 😉 Went out and got some breakfast first, chit chatted and tried to keep things light. Got to Ft. Carson, dropped off his gear and then went to the Arms Building (where everyone gets their weapons) … Paulie got his M16 … we took some pictures, hugged and shook his hand and left. I didn’t have much emotion right then, saying goodbye to a good friend for 6-12 months, but while I’m writing this, I’m holding back the tears. I’m not sad at all that Paulie in particular has to go — that’s his job, and both all of us are proud of him for doing it — it’s the fact that such a situation (war) exists at all. Granted, I believe that in this case it is justified (as does Paulie), but you know, it just sucks to see someone have to go. When he gets back, though, we’re going to Vegas, so I guess it all balances out. We love you Paulie! Went out with Alicia, Amanda, Becky and Matt the other night. I took everyone out to Old Chicago and then went over to Play By Play to get in some pool. Well, Keen and I smoked the girls 3-0. Why? Because we fucked with their heads all night by distracting them mercilessly? No! It was because of our badass pool-playing skills. Although the distracting part was fun, what with rubbing them up and down with pool cues, blowing in their ears, etc., we’re really just better at pool than they are. Suckahs. Heh. Speaking of that, Becky called last night at 1:30am … you know what? 1:30am is late. Like *Late*. I was dozing nicely and she called me up to talk about her day. I sure sign, IMO 😀
I got to thinking about it, and I realized that I am not very interesting. Like, I was reading [L=http://pinklaura.blogspot.com]Laura’s Page[/L] and [L=http://www.michaelhusson.com/mark]Mark’s Page[/L] and I all I could must was “wow, I really am not interesting.” So there you have it folks — I think I’ve stumbled upon why I’m not the most attractive guy, why I’m only good for buffoonary (sp?) and an occasional laugh: I am not interesting. Okay, so Friday was a good day. I was here at work, doing some stuff for Sandy, one of our customers on the floor, and she asks me to haul her computer down to her car. No problem. Then she hands me the keys and says “why don’t you take it for lunch?” Ahh, the unforgettable lunch began. Why? Because this particular car is a [L=http://www.new-cars.com/2002/bmw/bmw-540i-sedan.html]2002 BMW 540i[/L]. Yep, 4.4 Liters of [L=http://www.rand0m.org/images/bimmer/]hot BMW luvin (not work safe)[/L]. Goddamn that car was fast. And powerful. And amazingly fun to drive. Picked up Keen and went up to the Chapel Hills Chipotle to give a spin. It was the lap of luxury. And as Matt said “Luxury sure has a nice lap.” Also, I retrofied the website. Most things are broken, except for comments and news. I know everything else is worthless anyway 😉