Long awaited update, but still mostly worthless

Well here’s another news post. Eat eat, you damn jackals! Things to talk about in this post: Store, Betsy, Columbus Day, Grooveman, Emily/Party. This post is going to take a while, as I’m sitting at the store on IRC, AIM, MSN messenger while eating chinese and reading my book. The store is going pretty well. I am over the freaking out. I am thinking that with enough freaking out and panicing, I’ll eventually be able to see it coming and sort of dodge out of it’s treacherous claws and not totally lose my mind. That’s a pretty good skill. Had a run in with Andrew and got into a sorta pissing contest, but that worked itself out. I just wish people wouldn’t beat around the bush so much … if you have an issue, just spit it out. Not delivering it is just going to piss me off. So yes, the store is open, we are not bankrupt. We have at least a few more months to make it work. Betsy. Ahhhh, Betsy. I hadn’t seen Betsy in almost 2 1/2 weeks when I saw her last Sunday. It was nice. I don’t think she *likes* me. At all. But she does insist on having dinner sometime, even offering to come over to the store with some sort of take out. She might be interested, which is a-okay by me … only that I work like 173 hours a week and have only some select times during the weekend with which I can actually talk to people. I think she’s super, but alas, no time. Columbus Day was today. I did not get today off, as I am not a government-anything, which is sucky. However, I did get to hear people yammering on all day about how terrible c.columbus was, and honestly, that’s fucking irritating. Does everyone think the whole imperialism/slavery thing is a new discovery? Well, it’s not … I’m sure the founding fathers knew of it when they decided that columbus day should exist … it’s pretty hard to cover up slaughtering millions of people and yada yada, but somebody who has had a lot more of a hand in the history of the country than I do decided that hey, despite all that, it’s a pretty good thing that he found America, because if he hadn’t, we wouldn’t be here. So yay! for discovery! Boo for evil slavery / white men / whatever you crazy hippies Boo at! Still, Yay for discovering America! Now STFU. I was talking to Steve-o the other day and he almost had a Randal-esque breakdown as we were talking about his super-extraordinary sister. He got to the whole “what have I done with my life? I’m useless yada yada” thing that I do on a pretty regular basis, and I’ll tell you what, it scared the shit out of me. Steve is one of the people that I totally depend on to be absolutely immovable in every way. Tore is the other. These two guys are the kind of people that have an unshakable sense of self worth, and goddammit, when I see that get a little shook up I start to freak out. So please, people, don’t lose it like you do, because I’m depending on you. I sure hope to god that nobody depends on me like that ๐Ÿ˜‰ I saw Emily the other day for the first time in a looong time. I mentioned a while back that she blocked me on AIM, and she hasn’t unblocked me, still. I don’t know why. Maybe she hates me, or maybe she’s being an icey bitch. Hell, I don’t know, and I don’t even care that much. Anyway, I saw her on my way to work the other day, so I pulled over and talked to her for a minute before getting back under way. And then I saw her over at James’ party on Friday night, which was a little odd. A little bit of a shock to go from her not talking to me to seeing her twice in a week. That was okay, though. Her roommate, Lauren (?) is a fox. I’m sure that I made a complete ass of myself and have zero chance though, as that is the way that it always works out. 11:03pm, time to close the store and get the hell outta here … gonna go read my book, drink some hot cocoa and hit the rack. Fucking jackals.

2003-10-14 00:13:44 – pinky
::bad mood::I’m glad you don’t go to CU either. We don’t need anymore of you crazy conservatives up here. ::bad mood:: i’m glad to see everything is going so well for you, though!
2003-10-14 10:36:38 – WC
*zZZZZzz* *cough* *cough* What? OMG! A post! Shesh I feel asleep waiting for it. 1) Yay Store!!! 2) Meh Betsy – you know … if she doesn’t like you there are other fish in the sea. Hell if you ran out of chicks in COS then you can always move somewhere else. 3) YAY Columbus Day!! I still think Columbus day needs to be as important as 4th of July. – It is the day of discovery 4) YAY Steve-o. That guy is the shit. Even though you sold him the video card I was going to buy from you before I could get home and get you money sent via check, wire, money xfer. Ohh well GO Steve-o! 5) Boo Emily – I really hate icey bitches 6) Yay!! 11:03 – Closing Time "You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here" – Semisonic
2003-10-14 10:37:22 – wc
feel = fell*
2003-10-14 11:03:15 – Netheus
we aren’t jackals, but an advanced form of lemmings who hang on your every word.
2003-10-14 16:38:40 – Master Ha-reed
"Anymore conservatives"? In Boulder? WTF? Aside from the College Republicans, there aren’t many outspoken conservative groups at CU. The Libertarians have a pretty small following, but libertarians aren’t really "conservative", since they are conservative economically and liberal socially. That said, I think CU needs an Objectivist Club. That would rule. We could bring Yaron Brook here and he could argue for defending Israel and then we could get protested by everyone under the sun. Hehe.
2003-10-14 18:17:03 – The Disco Nova
Emily is not an Icey Bitch. You just caught her by surprise when you pulled over like that. I’m sure that you both will deal with your issues in time.
2003-10-15 16:11:07 – WC
OK !!! FireBird is hawt. Not only does it render pages REALLY fast but its intuitive. Tabbed browsing and alternative stylesheets are hot!!! You all should download it right now.
2003-10-16 13:18:30 – Siaokh
a [L=http://www.mozilla.org/products/firebird/]link[/L] would be helpful craig
2003-10-16 14:36:04 – Netheus
Halloween is soon. Or Samhain, or Day of the Dead Eve, whatever. Who is doing what?
2003-10-16 16:34:02 – Master Ha-reed
yeah, /me thinks its time for another Weber Street partay
2003-10-16 22:22:53 – tony
hmmmmmmm, party……
2003-10-20 11:03:07 – Girlie
stopped by store, store rocks. good job dood.
2003-10-20 21:48:51 – reverend
Did you say party? thats so weird because I’m having one this saturday at my new house. We’ll have 3 djs, 4 kegs or so, some liquor, bartender, and women that might even sleep with someone like tony! 9pm-whenever, saturday 0ct 25th, $3 for bottomless beer Located at: 431 S. Weber (NE corner of cimarron and weber) Also, you must come dressed as a nerd, thats right, everone else has pimps and hoes parties, or 80’s, well this one is for the geeks out there. ~Mike
2003-10-21 19:07:19 – Netheus
so for most of us, it’s a come as you are party….
2003-10-21 20:14:35 – rand0m
damn, that’s gotta suck for ya’ll.
2003-10-22 01:40:56 – WC
Damn too bad I can’t make it Mike. But I’ll be in the Springs on Nov1 or Oct 31-Nov1.
2003-10-29 11:04:14 – WC
So besides the stale posts from the webmaster, anyone know what is going on in the springs this weekend?
2003-10-29 11:34:45 – Master Ha-reed
Randal’s head will EXPLODE from all the stress LIVE on Pay-Per-View. Get your tickets now.
2003-10-29 15:28:58 – rand0m
Yea, it’ll be a good show. No really, what the fuck am I supposed to post? "I worked for 16 hours today. I’m glad it was 18. I still dream about totally unattainable women, and I need a drink." I would post that every day if I were to keep ya’ll updated — there is nothing new or exciting in my life, and there won’t be for a while. Maybe I should put that up as a hiatus message and take the site down for a while? Maybe it’d quiet you jackals ๐Ÿ˜‰
2003-10-29 16:07:54 – Master Ha-reed
Hmm, if you’re life’s not exciting – maybe you should make it exciting. How bout driving 50 over the speed limit everywhere you go? That’d be a start.
2003-10-30 02:44:53 – reverend
Get a puppy.
2003-10-30 10:43:52 – Master Ha-reed
Companionship and chick-magnet at the same time. You can’t go wrong!
2003-10-30 10:57:22 – rand0m
*blink blink*
2003-10-30 11:12:53 – WC
Puppies are defientely chick magnets. When I was walking Bishop down by CC was always fun. Hell we used to get girls coming to the house just for Bishop. Sometimes that leads to drinking with them and ‘escorting them to bed’.
2003-10-30 17:03:14 – reverend
hahahah.. craig is pretending like he has game… isnt that funny? hehehehehe man.. i am suck a dick
2003-10-31 13:32:06 – Netheus
yeah… get a puppy… another iota of responsibility. Maybe you need to go to a concert or a movie…
2003-11-03 11:46:20 – WC
"[i]I am suck a dick[/i]" LOL!! I bet you do.
2003-11-03 13:26:15 – Netheus
its cold
2003-11-04 15:48:25 – reverend
man.. i couldve sworn i spelled that right <— has a nasty case of foot-in-mouth-itis regardless… craig still has no game.. ๐Ÿ™‚
2003-11-04 22:23:30 – The Disco Nova
From that post it looks like you have dick-in-mouth-itis. Craig has a little game, we saw him with a tasty little 19 year old halloween.
2003-11-06 03:42:06 – WC
*uhh-hem* Craig has a lot of game. If you don’t think so you have ask that little 19 year (I think you met her Mike) old whom I have been dating for a year now. BTW Mike she could kick your ass so you better watch out. Ohh! Hey Mike show your über-l33tness and get through all 16 levels [L=http://scifi.pages.at/hackits/]here[/L]. Randal (well he is on #15) and I completed it. You should too ๐Ÿ˜‰
2003-11-06 15:03:08 – rand0m
w0ot, got it.
2003-11-07 06:46:38 – WC
w3rd!! try{ string today = System.DateTime.ToShortDateString()) if (today == "11/7/2003") tomarrow(everlan); } catch { wait(); }
2003-11-10 18:01:24 – Master Ha-reed
Wednesday will be one month since Randal’s last post. Anyone suffering withdrawal symptoms yet?
2003-11-10 18:14:24 – a nice girl
dear randal, i’ll admit it. i don’t come to your website very often. but when i do, it’s because i’m homesick and seriously crave a randal fix. so then when it’s been a month since your last post and i don’t get my new randal info, it makes me sad. i don’t care if you say that you work too much and dream about unattainable women (i.e. me), i just want to hear how you are. i miss you. love, me ps – i’m just kidding about you dreaming about me. honestly. pps – i’m not just kidding about missing you.
2003-11-11 10:11:53 – WC
Ohh I see how it is. You say your going to post on Monday, blah, blah, blah, after dude tells you at Old Chicago’s. Yeah what an empty promise that turned out to be. You could at least eplain all the yahoo the everlan created if you don’t wanna talk about your real life. I wanna hear about the kitchen. I wanna hear about how the store is going, I wanna hear about ppl you hate at the store, I wanna hear about theft and deception. Anyway I gotta eat now, breakfast burritos are here!
2003-11-12 09:38:31 – rand0m
OoOOoh, here it is Wednesday and it hasn’t been a month. OOoOoh, Owned! That is all. Will update with everything sometime today.
2003-11-12 11:51:20 – Netheus
please don’t lie to me randal… I will cry!!!!
2003-11-12 16:27:12 – Master Ha-reed
That all depends on your definitions of "month" and "hasn’t" ….. which is a really evasive way of saying "I can’t count"
2003-11-12 21:25:12 – pinky
what is the definition of "is"?

Update, Life, Tired, Store, Panic

I don’t know why it struck me just now that I should post, but here I am, posting at just after midnight with god knows what on my mind. Life in general is pretty good. MikeLee tells me that my website is a waste of the internet, and is totally surprised to hear that I still get hundreds of hits a day. Honestly, it surprises the hell of out me too. Shit, I haven’t posted in nearly 3 weeks, yet you ravens are still here, picking at the corpse of rand0m.org. I digress. Yes, life is good, minus the total lack of sleep and over abundance of work. I think Betsy (Pikes Perk) likes me, but honestly, I can’t tell through the haze of confusion that follows me everywhere I go. I haven’t played a good night of pool in forever, and the closest thing to “fun” I had was on the opening night of the store when I got totally sloshed and almost got into a fight backing up Mike. Oh yea, and I don’t sleep. I am tired. That is the byline of my life. All I do is work. From 9am until midnight+ every day. I can feel my soul slowly creeping out of my body, wishing me a fond goodbye as it wisps away into the realm of “not burdened by a shuffling husk of a man, totally beaten down by his unnerving ability to not sleep”. It really isn’t *that* bad, but it’s bad. I get 6 hours a night. Maybe. I’m aiming for 7 tonight. Please Jesus, give me 7. I come home from the store and it’s like midnight+ and I walk around the house. I don’t know why. I just pace. For like 15 minutes. Then I try to calm down with some tea and my book … but my book is at the store. Or it’s at HPI. Fuck. I guess I’ll just post here and then pace and then go to sleep. HPI. HPI is good. We hashed some things out. It’s good. Everything is moving forward — wireless, CoLos, the whole shebang. It’s neat. The Store. The Store opened up on Friday of last week. It was a nice, big hurrah of an opening and we had a few truckloads of people come through the store … although that is fine and dandy, the word is still not out. We have not made much money in our first week of business. Yes, we know that we’re not going to be millionaires our first month, but goddammit I was really hoping it would just go nuts on us. Like, just sit at the desk and take people’s money all day. Thousands of dollars a day like, you know? That is far off. Very far off. We are spamming the city with flyers trying to get people to come. But there are complications, as always. I am having a panic attack right now. Andrew and Baker came in tonight (‘nother story) to hang the EverLAN foam sign thing. It’s neat. Some dude came in while they were here and wanted to play Counter-Strike v1.6. We don’t have 1.6 because of Steam, Valve’s new “Content Distribution / Ability to take away cybercafes’ ability to make money” system. He left. But not before talking to Baker for like 20 minutes. What for? I do not know. Baker gave me shit about not using CS 1.6. I almost told him to fuck off, but decided that the more diplomatic “well, we’ll have to look into that” is a better approach. So tonight I looked into the whole Steam Licensing thing, and now I’m having a total panic attack. We’re not going to make money, ever. Big corporations like Valve and Blizzard and id are going to license us to death. Or sue the shit out of us. The money isn’t coming in. The word isn’t out. Everything is just not what I thought it would be and I’m totally freaking out. I guess that’s why I’m posting …. this is the most severe emotional hangup I’ve had (time for). But it’s purely emotional, so I can get over this. I just need some sleep. In other news, I finished off Signs By Tomorrow’s network / phone system on Sunday. It’s like sex, if sex came in the form of cat5e, jacks and punch blocks. I’m glad it doesn’t. Janelle is in Rome, Italy doing her semester abroad. I say “her semester abroad” because it seems like every intelligent, going somewhere girl that I really like out there does “their semester abroad”. Sammy did. Lilly did. Betsy did. Amy did. Janelle is. See!? It’s a trend! Anyways, her first weekend in Italy, Janelle got to experience a country-wide power outage. Don’t worry, it was only like 22 million people (smaller than our outage), because Italy is small. huzzah. This website will soon be moving to login-based system, where you will be required to have a valid username and password before being allowed to view any content. Yes, you’ll be able to signup on the web. No, it will not cost anything (laugh). Cheers!

2003-10-03 13:37:04 – tony
Some days are better than others. But if you are doing the same thing every day with no variety whatsoever, you become a mindless drone. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Prisoners can be drones, and slog it out till their release date, being a drone in the military can suck, but you can eventually leave. There are obviously good reasons to open your own store, but by working a second job to support the habit, you will question your dedication to running your own business. All the other people I’ve talked to who have been doing their own business all say the same thing, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Screw it, I don’t know what to say. You’re crazy for working 2 full-time jobs, you’re going to go crazy getting stressed out, and to top it all off, you’re not going to have any free time. Pffft! My suggestion, keep running your own business, but get a part-time job, or hook up with a consulting company, like RHIC.
2003-10-03 18:05:58 – WC
Remember you can always sell Matt’s body on Nevada for money, become a full time drug dealer and use Tony as your Meth consultant, and Mike Lee as your Distributor. ๐Ÿ˜‰
2003-10-03 23:35:27 – Siaokh
GRRRrRRR! 1) you’re concerned someone is stalking you, and if they are, you should feel flattered, and put some bogus info up to see if they nibble at it 2) YOU’RE ALREADY TRACKING US BY PAGE VIEWS BY IP… you dont need no steenking login system ๐Ÿ™ In other news the history channel r0x. All these technology / military shows just plain rock. That and your ravens demand pictures. of ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. WEBCAMS in teh CAFE. ok it’s late. I’m done being a jackass for the evening (or am i). *punch* -Tim
2003-10-04 12:34:11 – WC
I KNOW whoiS STaLkInG YoU! It’s this wierd person named Tim. We need to ban him and ban again until he can’t access even the general interweb! Intelligence reports that he is an expert in Terrorist activities, so its in your best interests we notify the proper authorities and take affirmative action. WebCams!! NOW!! Follow the US Homeland Policy! – MORE DEVICES to make you feel EVEN MORE paranoid! – Craig
2003-10-06 17:09:02 – mark
wow. required logins? thats a good way to alienate about 95% of visitors and reduce the frequency of visits from the other 5%. ‘Rand0m’, this is a plea from the lazy: logins = bad idea.
2003-10-06 20:09:58 – rand0m
what if I set it up so that it would plant a cookie on your HD and you would only have to login once a year (if you don’t delete the cookie) ?
2003-10-07 01:35:05 – The disco nova
That would workj.
2003-10-07 11:37:35 – Netheus
1. I delete my cookies. 2. I have not yet gone abroad, so this definition of yours must be exclusive to the girls you are interested in. Emily just got back from greece/ japan. 3. Can I stop by your store some night and bring you dinner? You sound like your at point blank. 4. My brother is probably going to move to Jersey because my mom is a complete f*ck up. 5. Monday nights at Industrial Nation are a flesh circus. Boobies with electrical tape over the nipples (and that’s it for coverage) people getting tied up and flogged with cat’0 9’s, saran wrapping people to crosses, skimpy underwear, and industrial/darkwave/techno all night long. and well endowed topless girls in skimpy underwear trying to sell jello shots and cherry bombs. And pixie boy mark tied up and blindfolded and getting randomly touched by random people (okay, not quite, but I assume that will happen soon).
2003-10-07 14:06:30 – tony
Netheus, if you still want help with your computer, I’m game.
2003-10-07 20:05:37 – WC
Tony, I bought an ipod… so you gotta ho0k me up with those crazy cool songs now when I come over! .. or when you come to town next!
2003-10-07 21:48:53 – Netheus
thanx tony, but I took it to the shop, and my 40 gig was corrupted and my motherboard fried by power surge. so I am looking for proggies and reg. codes. and a way to get my land lord to pay for it. but my computer is on a dedicated circuit. so he thinks that absolves him. ergh… irrationalism…
2003-10-07 23:49:15 – tony
netheus, let me know how i can help out… hate to see a fellow internet junkie without a working compie386
2003-10-13 21:17:37 – The Disco Nova
2003-10-13 21:39:56 – WC