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Tuesday, July 29th, 2003
6:47 pm
Which "Die Hard" Terrorist Are You?
Are you the commanding Hans? The vengeful and driven Karl? The hapless Marco? The techy Theo? Or maybe one of the other lovable scamps: Franco, Tony, Alexander, Heinrich, Fritz, James, Kristoff, Eddie and wacky Uli!

And you can always dress up as your favorite for the summer 2005 blockbuster release: "Die Hard 4: Die Hardest"
Saturday, July 26th, 2003
5:26 pm
Left to Pick Up the Pieces...
...of the keyboard that I smashed! Free keyboards are very therapeutic to break, except cleaning up all those keys is going to be annoying. But I will take the bitter with the sweet.....
4:26 pm
Wireless Problem Solved
Computer teching is so easy. If you hurl the PCMCIA Wireless card at the wall, after it smashed into innumerable pieces, the problem is gone! Very cleansing. Soul-purifying.

Just for the record: The Orinoco branded HP HN220W on XP on a VAIO suckity suck sucks! Added to the list of engineers who need to visit various levels of hell include those responsible for the sucky sucky Netgear MR314. (Note: the last couple firmware updates involved improved problems with XP and with wireless connections. With wireless connections! IT'S A WIRELESS ROUTER!!!! Shouldn't this have been dealt with over a year ago when it was released?!?!?)

While we're at it, pretty much everyone involved with computers should take a visit to hell. Yes. And stay there.

Current Mood: accomplished
4:04 pm
I hate computers.
2:38 pm
Man! They had everything at the "grocery store" is what I think they called it.....
(I wonder if the Russians know about this....)
1:50 pm
Yea! Red Sox up 3-0 over the hated Yankees in the 1st! Woo hoo!

I gotta find one of those exchange-money-for-food places.....
1:11 pm
Can't get the wireless working on the laptop. Trying for two days. Either the card or router is getting broken today. (It's America - I can buy a newer, better, more expensive non-working model!!!)
12:26 pm
Intermission
Let's all go to the lobby.
Let's all go to the lobby.
Let's all go to the lobby.
And get ourselves a snack!
11:43 am
Am I late? Did it start? Actually, I think I'll be a bit early if I can get over to Reykjavik. Gotta catch a plane. Ciao!
1:26 am
Just to save some time, I think my next few entries will look like this:

2:38 "ZZZZZZZZZZZZXZZZZZZ........X?......hmph. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ........"

3:58 "ZZZZZZZZZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZZZZZZZZZZZ...."

5:02 "ZZZ zzz ZZZ...ZZZ zzz ZZZ...ZZZ zzz ZZZ..."

6:14 "NNNNNNNNN.......(turn).....ZZZZZZZZZ.......(toss).......NNNNNNN.......(turn).....ZZZZZZZZ......"
1:05 am
Still in Corner
Look at me! Look at me!!!

Current Mood: hopeful
12:09 am
Blogathon
For this year's Blogathon I decided to do what I do every 24-hours: Curl up in a ball in the corner and weep.
Except this time I'll have a keyboard with me!! :)
I have no sponsors, so I'll just be quietly blogging for fun (and desperate attention - "Look at me! Look at me! I'm in the corner!!!!)

(As to why I'm starting now, I'm in a strange area of Vladivostok that observes an ancient form of Daylight Savings)
Friday, June 20th, 2003
7:57 pm
Road Trip
Once again, gentle reader, I venture out into the fruited plain that is America. Buffalo Wings at Anchor Bay (anchorbay.com), 16 Rollercoasters at Cedar Point (cedarpoint.com) and Sandwiches at Zingerman's in Ann Arbor (zingermans.com). Then off to wherever the roads of America take me (wherever_the_roads_of_America_take_me.com)

Total speeding tickets so far: $50.00 woo hoo!
Thursday, June 12th, 2003
11:24 am
Houston No-Hits Yankees!!!!!
For the first time since 1958 the Yankees were no-hit. Wheeeee!!!!!!!

I must go now and dance another merry jig!!!!
Monday, March 24th, 2003
2:19 pm
Academy Award Recap
Great potential down the drain! Barbra Streisand having to announce the Oscar goes to Eminem was priceless, but Marshall did not attend! Could you picture Eminem hugging Streisand? It was tough enough for her to even say "Eminem".
At least the Academy tried for giggles by having Polanski win. It was worth it just to play the "Will he show?" game. He didn't, alas. Silly legal system.
"Bowling for Columbine" also won and Michael Moore did the most with his 45 seconds of speech. Now both he and Charlton Heston have both Oscars and NRA lifetime memberships. They're like blood brothers.
Other notes: Sentimental Oscar to the late Conrad Hall for Cinematography for "Road to Perdition". Peter O'Toole was as gracious as ever for his complimentary Oscar. Anything named "The ChubbChubbs" has already won in our hearts but nice to see win the statue.
And finally: Best Short Film (Live Action) - Der Er En Yndig Mand!?!? What on earth were they thinking?!!?
Monday, March 17th, 2003
7:52 pm
Spring Break in Review
A quick summary of spring break-related activities for all of you too bored to kill yourself and need something to read:
I stayed cloistered in my apartment until Wednesday night playing Tony Hawk's Pro Skating 4 (THPS4) on my XBox. Then the snows came and me and my buds left for a road trip to Carolina Thursday night. In 56 hours we managed to make it to Charlotte, NC (and back), where we enjoyed some might fine BBQ (with slaw!) We also got to visit Mount Airy - home of Mayberry. (Pure coincidence. We went for the pork sandwich all the way at the local diner). After picking up much Cheerwine, SunDrop and Mello Yello (SunDrop and Mello Yello also in cherry flavor), it was a return trip where we stopped in South Philly at Pat's - originator of the Philly Steak Sandwich. I committed a social faux pas by ordering "Extra Wit American" instead of "Extra American Wit". I managed to eat my first sandwich before I got to the soda-ordering window, so I had Rich get me an "Extra Wiz Wit" since I did not feel like waiting another 35 minutes in line. We made it back at 5am. Wherein that morning I continued my THPS4 activites. Inspired, I went down to Thayer Street and got me an Alien Workshop skateboard at LunaSea. I have a skateboard. I work at the college. Now I can do Level 1. Can't wait to Ollie to a Wallwalk and Grind the power lines!
Then today came and classes continued, interrupting my THPS4 activities. School will come again tomorrow morning, again interrupting my THPS4 activites. If anyone wishes to bid for my life insurance policy, considering my future skateboarding activites, inquire within. (Note: I have yet to buy safety equipment).
Tuesday, March 11th, 2003
6:28 pm
Still Here (sigh)
I finally got so depressed that I decided to end it all. So I went to a cliff and found a branch overlooking the beach. I slipped my neck around the noose knowing that if the branch broke I would certainly fall to my death. To make sure this was the end I set myself on fire. Then to really make sure I pulled out the gun I had brought, with the single bullet inside I had chosen for the event.
Unfortunately my aim was not so great and I shot the rope instead, which sent my tumbling, not onto the beach, but into the ocean, where the fire was put out.

To quote that Algonquin wit, Dorothy Parker:

Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.
Friday, March 7th, 2003
6:41 pm
Spring Break!!!!
Woo hoo! Spring Break began for me at 1pm this afternoon!!!
No work for a week! Oh yeah!!!
Look out, uhm....my apartment....cuz, uh...here I, uhm....come?
Oh well. Staying put for a week also has its advantages....Like....uhm
Then there's uh....
Hmmmm....if you think of any, lmk.
Until then - Look out XBox and PopTart stash!!!
Wednesday, March 5th, 2003
2:33 pm
Like most mornings I awoke this morning with a sigh and an quiet expletive.
But since I'm alive this day - might as well live it, eh?
Monday, March 3rd, 2003
7:44 pm
A few random thoughts
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and
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LMK what you think, America!
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