Thursday, March 27, 2003

This War on the Senses that CNN is conducting does have some amusing points. Like today, when some computer hackers hacked into Al-Jazera's website and changed the homepage to an American flag.
And something about how other people trying to get to that site were redirected to porn. [laughing head]

Damn. I wanted to talk about something other than that three letter word that everyone is talking about, but I've got nothing.

We watched Quantum Leap today on SciFi. It was the last episode in the "evil leaper" trilogy. The problem with most television shows (okay, every television show) is that stuff just can't be explained well enough. We never find out what happened to Alia, or why Lothos existed at all.

But the cool thing was that Sweet (Hinton Battle) was in it as a hologram (just like Al). And the episode even had someone say the line, "It's showtime." Heee! [/geek]

I mowed the front lawn today, and I still smell faintly of grass. It makes me feel all manly. [rolleyes]

I wanted today to be a no internet day, but look how well that turned out. Oh well. Resolve is for the weak. Or something.

I hope the final episodes of Buffy provide some Shock and Awe.

You have NO IDEA how much I want money right now. [SIGH!!]

I go back to work in a week. Bleah.

Got mail from Loki today! Wooooo! I love getting mail. I should write some letters. But
a) my writing is horrific
b) I've got nil to say
c) I have no option C. [wink]

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

"Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity of atrocities, War. He is the only one that gathers his brethren about him and goes forth in cold blood and calm pulse to exterminate his kind. He is the only animal that for sordid wages will march out... and help to slaughter strangers of his own species who have done him no harm and with whom he has no quarrel.... And in the intervals between campaigns he washes the blood off his hands and works for "the universal brotherhood of man" - with his mouth".

"The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter."

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Anyone know a place where you can get free server space? A spot where you can upload images for storage? Cuz that would help me out tremendously.

Republicans dont' really strike me as the type of people who would be really considered with the well-being of the Iraqi people. Actually, Republicans don't really strike me as the type of people who would be compassionate toward the well-being of any people. But particularly not people who are not Americans. So while the whole "the war is for a regime change" line may have some truth to it, I really doubt the sincerity of the "we're doing it for the Iraqis" aspect.

Gah. I'm totally not explaining myself clearly. I need some Pepsi.

Monday, March 24, 2003

My wife really is remarkable. (Chainsaw, I already know that I'm queer. But you can tell me again, if you want. [wink])

Apparently some sort of illness fairies have moved into our home.

I'm more or less over whatever I had, but now the girls are sick again. This is news of the most not good variety. I'd gladly be sick again in their place. [frown] In the meantime, we'll be giving them children's aspirin, lots of liquids and rest, and I'm going to hunt down and murderate the illness fairies.

Interesting thing I noticed.
Osama bin Laden sends out a video tape, and our government has to go over it with a fine-toothed comb before giving it the okay to air, fearing there might be 'messages' to terrorist cells.

Saddam Hussein goes on the air LIVE with no fear that he may be sending messages at all?

[shrug] Whatever.

It's my wife's birthday!! WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!

Woo-hoo, witch-ay woman! [wink]

Hot damn, I'm a lucky guy. I'm also as funny as a kick in the crotch.





















as funny as a kick in the crotch!!

Sunday, March 23, 2003

Riverworld did so not live up to the hype and anticipation. [sigh] Few things do, I suppose.

For a while, I was worried that I had somehow contracted SARS. I'm hyperbolic like that. [doh2] I still suspect that I might have some sort of lung infection, but it's not life-threatening.

My face itches. I wonder if I should shave my beard.

I was reading through my '99 journal, and god damn, I was
a) prolific
b) witty
c) interesting.

What happened?

I [heart] Google. It answers all my questions. (um...except for the one I just asked, but that might just be because I haven't been searching for the right words. [wink])

Saturday, March 22, 2003

Father, husband, moderator, friend, human being.

Thursday, March 20, 2003

For Jupe and thorsdad, and whoever else is non-posty.

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Does dance of templatey goodness.

Man, I hate being sick.

Blog entry purposefully not discussing war.

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

I went and jinxed myself with my last entry. I'm totally sick now, and it's just as much nonfun as I remember it being. [rolleyes]

Anywhat, PMQ time.

March is said to come in like a lion, and go out like a lamb. How's the weather where you're at?
Rainy. And kinda cold. But I'm sick, so even if the weather was beautiful (and it was two days ago [eyebrow]), I'd hate it.
Lousy Smarch weather.

Who is someone famous that you share birthdays with?
Boy George
Donald Trump
Steffi Graf

Wheee!

Have you ever been in a car accident?
Nothing more severe than (kinda harsh) fender benders, but yes.

Have you ever been in the newspaper?
Yeah. And I even worked in one for a while!

"How smart are you? How dumb am I?"
50/50
("I Will Dare" by the Replacements)

Beware the Ides of March.
Beware the Ideas of March, is more like it.

I like mowing the lawn. And washing the dishes. Ooh! And vacuuming! What chores do you secretly enjoy doing?
I totally forgot my answer for this. Oh well.

So, are we like, ever gonna go to war, or what?
Yeah, yeah. I'll get to working on WD Risk when I feel better, okay? Sheesh.

What's your favorite soup?
Chainsaw!!
Or Chicken Noodle.
Or minestrone.

and finally...

March is going to go out like a lamb. What animal would you like to go out as?
A dinosaur. Slowly, and over 65 million years ago.
Or, um, like a dinosaur - killed by an asteroid.
What? I'm sick. Give me a break.

Saturday, March 15, 2003

My wife is sick. This SUCKS!!

My daughters are, I think, pretty much over the sickness. That's good news, although the fact that they got sick at all bothered me. Especially since I was the one who (most likely) got them sick. Not that I have been sick. My coworkers all have been coming down with stuff and/or coming in with stuff ([rolleyes]) for the past two or three weeks. Thus far, I'm the only one who hasn't caught this particular nasty virus. It's kinda freaky, actually. I mean, I'm glad I'm not getting sick, but dude. If I am the epitome of health, we're doomed.

In other news, tonight we'll watch Alias and tomorrow Steph will watch Children of Dune (I don't know either.)

Man, I still haven't written my GAP interview. Gah. Laziness.

Wacko Jacko

Oh, man. Offensive, and FUNNY!!

Friday, March 14, 2003

A few unconnected (mostly) thoughts. Most people call these "random". [doh2]


  • I learned how to make bullet points using html. God bless the internet.

  • If I were ultra-rich (like Billionaire Rich) I would save the world in the following manner: I would create a gigantic hoax about an upcoming alien invasion.(Perhaps NASA [or SETI] could recieve a "message" from space that would say that this alien army was approaching, and would be here in X number of days/months/whatever.) That way, humanity would be united in a single cause. No more stupid bickering about war or territory or politics or whathaveyou. For a while, at least.

  • Mmmm. Jelly donuts.

  • I'm starting to fear that thorsdad's leaving the board was not, in fact, an early April Fool's joke. This sucks mightily.

  • Haloscan, you fuckers. Once you're up again, I'll be doing a "compilation" post, and then, if it's still cool with Heath, I'll be swapping comment features.

  • Chainsaw is great.

  • bettie- How about this for a blog name: Are you bettie? No, i-r
    Yeah, I figured that was a "just me" type of thing. [doh2]

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Random thought time. It'll be like 3 or 4 blog entries, combined into one. Yay for effectiveness! Or at least pretending to be!!

[-] My girls are great.
We played "Duck, duck, goose" today, and they're just adorable.
At one point, Saren picked Harper as the Goose, and they ran around each other rather than the circle. Steph and I collapsed in laughter.
We also played "Pin the tail on the Donkey". I pinned my tail nowhere near the animal! Hooray!

Another game we played was "drop the clothes pins into a jar while standing on a chair" (it might have a shorter name somewhere, but [shrug]). This was fun, and resulted in several broken clothes pins!

"Mother (or Daddy, Saren or Harper, as the case may be) May I?" was another game we played. Being able to say "No" to me when I asked "[girl's name] may I?" was entirely funny to them.

We played Twister for a bit today too. I'm old. I don't bend well anymore.

Earlier Saren & I played Buffy, and I was evil. I totally killed all of the annoying Scoobies! Hooray!! I mean, "Mwahahahaha!!"

Later we're going to play Clue with Saren. I suspect it will be Col. Mustard. (It's always Col. Mustard [eyebrow])

[-] Home Depot
I've been devirginized to Home Depot. That place is awesome! And I mean it literally. It truly does inspire awe. It's gigantic and machiney and home improvementesque and just WHOA!!!
If you've ever been there before, you know what I mean. If you haven't, check it out some time.
Anywhat, we went there to get a replacement hose for the washing machine. We did get one, but I haven't put it on yet, because I can't remove the old one. Yay for wimpiness!!

[-] Board stuff
There are some people there who are amusing in that sad kind of way. Yay for lack of lifeness!!
I was going to say something mean-spirited and cruel (and true!!) about some other people, but I'm chicken shit. [wink]

[-] Road work
I swear to chicken that I don't understand how certain morons manage to stay on the road. Here are my ideas for how to improve the conditions of the roadways of America:

{-} Sue the DMV ~ Everytime there's an accident, let's make the DMV responsible. Eventually, getting a driver's license would be a much more difficult thing to accomplish. Thereby reducing the number of people on the road. And making sure the one's who are still driving are the "best of the best". [up]

{-} Raise the gas prices ~ Gas should be 5 dollars a gallon. That way, unnecessary driving would be eliminated. We're well on our way to doing this already. And yes, I'll bitch about it the whole way there. I'm American, after all.

{-} Bikes ~ More people should ride bicycles than drive automobiles. Period.

{-} Choset ~ This would be great. Except for the whole "destruction of reality" and billions of people dying parts, I guess.

So, this site is a bit of an inspiration, since the guy gets like, 100 comments on his blog entries. It would be kinda cool to be that popular. But at the same time, it might be a bit overwhelming. I'm easily overwhelmed.

I'm also quite exhausted. 11 hours at work, and ...let's just say, that with the vacation I've got coming up (originally planned to go to California, cancelled due to lack of $$) I'll be job hunting.

Anyone know of anyplace that I could work at? Keep in mind that I am intensely lazy, lack anything even remotely known as a skill, and am most definitely NOT a "people person". Yeah. I should get really far. [rolleyes]

In semi-related news, Tiffany, from the traffic department got fired today. That was a shock and a half (probably a much larger one for her). However, I'm seriously considering applying for her position. If I work up the courage, I'll place a call into Maggy (the traffic supervisor) tomorrow.

I'm too tired to even go to the forums today. [frown] I suck.

Sunday, March 09, 2003

Ooh...I'm Chandler!
Which 'Friend' Are You?Find out!


Speaking of, I totally miss her. She should comment on my blog, just so I know she's still around. [up]

Because I've got nothing interesting to blog about today (or ever, really, but today in particular), I will instead provide some links to other places that will amuse you. Hopefully.

Slap the French!!
(Chainsaw should like that one.)


To alcohol: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Enjoy!

Saturday, March 08, 2003

My wife is awesome.








That is all.

"If you think about it, a dog's teeth are like his hands."







So don't stop thinking about it!

Friday, March 07, 2003

WOOO! I "earned" ten dollars today.

There's a coworker here who from time to time asks me to type up business letters for him (he's an older guy, and his typing skills are, in his words, "horrendous"). Since I'm able to type 80+ words a minute, I go to his computer, and ten to fifteen minutes later, his letter is done. For my "trouble", he pays me. The first time he did it, I wanted to refuse the cash, but he insisted. This time, I needed the money. So yay for godsends!!

Also, yay for spending hours playing Zork paying off.

Thursday, March 06, 2003

The triumphant return of UTP@!!


I suppose that hsould have been bold instead of italics, but ..what's the word? meh. Yes, that's it.

Yup, our favorite anti-hero, UTP@, has returned. (First time this year, if memory serves. ANd I think it doesn't. [wnk])

You'll notice that UTP@ makes typos quite a bit. That's because I'm too tired to correct them as I make htme. (For the most post. Um. Most part.)
Also, ra...UTP@ tends to have less of a blocker between things he thinks and theings he types. Yay for lowered inhibitions! Yay for achieving it without the use of alchol. Not that ther'es anything wrogn with alcohol. Or with being tired. As ...Jess said (somewhere) "Sleep is overrated."

Interesting (not really) things I noticed in the world of internet today:
Geswho said that I'm not posting enough! Dude! SOmeone notices/d my posts. And lack thereof. I'm touched. I would say to geswho that ...um...I will be posting more ...eventually. OR I would jsut say, Dude. Read my blog. I talk there. [tongueyes]

Also, in the review thread for Salvage some people were discussing what 5 by 5 meant. If I were unspoiled and read that, I'd have to be pretty brain dead to not realize that a certain character was back. Idiots.
I know that me and chainsaw and bettie are all the same person (long story) but I just whanted to say that Soupy is fucking funny.

We watched the movie Spiders on SciFi tonight. Holy crap, that movie was AWESOME! It's a flick that is totally all not even real. Or something. POint in case: Nerdy heroine woman has glasses at the start of the movie, about 20 minutes in, she loses the glasses, and they even show "fuzzy cam" from her point of view.
Throughout the rest of the movie, she can see just fine.

Also, boobs.

What was cool? OH! SPringer, as in Jerry. THat show...dude. It's something I chousldn't wathc, but MAN! It's just too ...something. Ya know? If ou've ever seen it before, then you know exactly what I mean. ALthough to make it better, what they shoudl do is, whenever people fight, instead of editing the hits out, or cutting to audience reaction, they should throw in computer graphics ala the '60's Batman series.
BAM!
POW!
WHITE TRASH!!

It would be the greatest thing ever!

Wha't the only pyramid named in the BIble? I'll tell you. It's the Tower of Babel. That' is almost a rhyme. Of some sort.
God, UTP@ Talks a LOT.
Oreo talks a lot too. Talkatige cat.
Hey! Jupe and Beth are online. Will they IN me? They've not yet. BGut maybe I'll just keep on talking enstead they do.

Wow. I'm so tired.
Oh yeah. The other weird thing. IT was weird to read the review thread and NOT see thorsdad's review. [frown] His was one of hte people's I'd seek out to see what they had to say.

Heee. This show is hilarious. It's saying how God was not impressed about the Tower of Babel. And how cigarettes are unique among the ...something. I odn't know. Steph watches weird stuff.

"I'm totally groovin"

Blah. I think I've talked enough. Maybe I'll talk now to Jupe and or MeJupe. (heee. MeJupe!!!)

Invented poverty?!

Also, I hope we survive this war thing. Stupid war. [grrrr]

That's all. Sleep now.

Wednesday, March 05, 2003

I have issues with...
society
discipline
nature
religion
age
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take free enneagram test


Hmm. They've got a feature there that allows you to find others who "match" your personality type. I doubt that this is 100% accurate, but, what the heck. Should be interesting to see if I'm anything like my friends or not. [wink]

You know when you go back in time, and then you interfere, and fuck up the future, and then you realize, "Oh shit, I just fucked up the future!", so then you go back in time to stop yourself from fucking the future up, and then you create a paradox?



I hate when that happens.

I think Giles should appear on tonight's episode of Angel, since it's ASH Wednesday.

(Yup. I'm feeling better.)

Monday, March 03, 2003

sigh

Blogged at 3:03 pm on 03/03/03.

Who's da man?

Sunday, March 02, 2003

Because I've got nothing of interest to post, I'll go ahead and post my googlism results. Commentary by me will be in italics.
Also, for sake of space, I'm not posting the entire thing.

pat is all that
Yes. Yes I am.

pat is an international circus performer who has entertained
Well, I don't like to brag about it, but...

pat is there something wrong with the board ??
[laughing head] No, not that I'm aware of.

pat is back
And how!

pat is a rock band
Woooooooo!

pat is knitting there
"Do not mock me, for I knit." ~ Chainsaw

pat is alive and unbroken
"Oh, but do I deserve to be? Is that the question? And if so, if so, who answers, who answers?"...God, I'm a dork.

pat is making more and
Yes, go on...

pat is a great way to get to know yourself

pat is perfect
You read it here first.

pat is gon be some nigga chicken head in jail
Hmm.

pat is married to olive
"Why blows me down!"

pat is twice as old as chris was when pat was as old as chris is now
Pfft. Math.

pat is reading
and writing!

pat is an idiot who has no life
You read it here first.

pat is not for sale
But my soul is!

pat is an enthusiastic and personable professional who has made significant contributions to his profession
Classic.

pat is at it again
Do I ever stop?!

pat is happy
Yes.

pat is making more and pat is making more and more sense
Wiggle the shark bait under the salmon car. And don't release the elevator!

pat is on the roof
And the roof, the roof, the roof is on fire.

pat is at the strip joint where chris tends bar only because pat is checking the gas as a gas management specialist and advisor for southland gas
Oh.

pat is with the world? please let us know and we
Yes. I would like to know. *Is* Pat with the world?

pat is always there somewhere
I know!! I can't escape him!

pat is ready & waiting to serve you
As you wish.

pat is a penis
And a penis is a weird thing.

pat is at the sharp end of fashion
...of 1986, maybe.

pat is no exception
That hurts. I would think that I often times am the exception. But either way, I rule.

I've decided the Internet is crap.

I mean, it can't even provide food, no matter how long you suck at it's teat.

This post brought to you by hunger. And insomnia. Two great tastes that taste great together.

Saturday, March 01, 2003

Roar!

In two days, it'll be 03/03/03. Which means in 3 years and 3 months and 3 days, the world will end. (Except it really won't.) What it really means is that I have 3 years, 3 months, and 3 days to write the fucking story that has been in my mind now for ...4 years? Nope. 5. Wow. I am a monument to procrastination and laziness.

I'm an idle idol.

God, I should write.