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Friday, October 31st, 2003 | LiveJournal Archives | No Comments

Well, against all odds I got my the last part of my costume (okay the second part, but still) in the mail yesterday. I was checking up on the order info and found that it had shipping listed as 10-14 days. That wouldn’t have been so bad, had I not ordered it last friday. So I needed in 7 or less. Maybe I paid for faster shipping and I don’t remember, but I have it now and that’s all that matters.

We played the conclusion to the Homeguard storyline. I have no idea when we’re going to pick these characters up again, but we all seemed excited to see where they go next. We’re prepping for the next series though, starting out as humans fighting thugs again. I’m starting out as a street magician/martial atist. Kind of a David Blaine meet Kane from Kung Fu. Don’t know when we’re gonna start up again, or where the game is going to take place, but I’m looking forward to it. I think I need a break from Shadow Knight, especially after everything he’s been through recently. Some serious mind fuckage gone on, thanks Danny, excellent game!

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2003 | LiveJournal Archives | 3 Comments

We were watching I Love the 80’s: Strikes Back the other day and HeatherEJCHeather made an astute observation: the stuff they’re showing on this second series is the stuff that she and I are more familiar with and strikes closer to our memories. Apparently, we liked all the stuff that was secondary in the 80’s. Oh well, I was 7-17 in the 80’s, I guess I would like the more afterthough type shit then. Not to say I’m on top of the style curve now even.

I have this inexplicable need to be useful to people in the world, I think that’s why I make stuff like this and these and put them out on the internet for the world to see. I want to think that something I do with my time is worth something to someone. My web site is full of that kind of crap, stuff I think someone else will want or need sometime. I’m not really trying to advertise myself or entertain the world, I just want to make something that someone somewhere will say “wow, I was hoping someone would make this!”

Okay, so that was my self promotion statement I guess.

A song came on my media player earlier that totally made me miss running my vampire game. I had this NPC in my game that new everyone and everything about the city and he walked around town with a huge 80’s style boombox. The idea was vaguely stolen from the video for said song, in which an anthropromorphized dog walks around on crutches trying to carry his boombox, groceries, and whatever else he’s picking up on his errands. I just liked the idea of this guy that knew everyone and walked around town all night. Everywhere he went, someone knew him and he could have a conversation at the drop of a hat, the whole time of course, carry this boombox that’s blaring and almost making conversation difficult. So whenever I ran, I would make sure that somewhere in the CD changer was at least one CD that had that one song on it. If and when that song played, no matter what, the NPC made a random, unexpected visit. Sometimes it was as bit of a stretch, but it was still bad ass. Now whenever I hear that song, I think of that NPC and my game. YEEUH.

Shit. I want to do this D&D game, but I really do prefer modern games. Doesn’t matter too much, I don’t know when I would run, who would play, or when I would have time to do the game justice.

  • The funny thing about regret is, that it’s better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.
  • Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed in the things that you didn’t do than in the ones you did do.

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Quiz Time

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003 | LiveJournal Archives | No Comments

I hate posting Quizes, really I do. Sometimes though, they’re too cool to keep to myself. Other times, the results have been sitting on my desktop for so long, I just need to clean out my files. This is one of the later times.

I have no idea what or when I took these


Friday, October 17th, 2003 | LiveJournal Archives | No Comments

I downloaded and installed iTunes this afternoon and I have to say, not only do I feel corrupted, I actually feel let down. It rips CDs really slow, 4.4x vs. 12+x on MusicMatch. Fortunately it does have the option to rip and eject on CD Insert which is nice since I have a second computer at my feet that I can just do all my ripping on while I’m actually doing work. MusicMatch has been being a bitch lately, so I’m kind of shopping around for something new. I’m back to QCD right now, but MusicMatch just has some features that no one else on the planet has. I’m going to miss those features until I can get together the $60 to actually buy MusicMatch again. My lab staff meeting is in ten minutes, then it’s back to the house for our bi-weekly movie night. I’m excited, I like having people over and being able to share my movies is a really cool excuse to get people over to my house.

I really need to start looking into the whole D&D alternate setting thing again. I still have all my ideas, I just need to get to writing them down again so other people can read them so I can actually start the game so people can come over to the house to play D&D so I can actually be running a game again. Now that I’m pretty sure I won’t have to be running Vampire, I can concentrate back on my D&D game.

Damn, I gotta go pee before this meeting.

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Anyone notice I pretty much only post on “Mondays”

Tuesday, October 14th, 2003 | LiveJournal Archives | 6 Comments

Yeah, it’s Tuesday, but I played hooky yesterday so it feel like Monday. It’s just a really cool Monday because it’s Tuesday already.

Well, it was a lazy weekend, so I’m happy. Friday, HeatherEJCHeather and I rented a crapload of movies (5) and ErezethJeremy came over and played some Magic. We had a good time. Played some games, ownzored him a bit, then watched Boat Trip. It was a lot funnier than we (Heather and I, Jeremy had gone home already) expected. We were expecting kind of stupid comedy with b(.)(.)bs. It turned out to be a really funny romantic comedy ( with b(.)(.)bs).

Saturday we watched Holes. It was really cool too, and awesome modern fairy tale. It had a whole bunch of plots that revolved around eachother and wrapped up together in the end. A lot of cyclic stories and myths. Very cool. Saturday night I went to Corwin75Steve’s game and had a pretty good time. Not a lot of fight, but I think we actually got some decent RP in. First good character development since I joined. I still haven’t got my character nailed down yet, but it’s tough to do when the games are two weeks apart and I didn’t have a solid inspiration in the first place. I based the character on a combat concept rather than a character concept, so I have to let the character develop as I play him. He’s getting there though. I know he’s standoffish (represented by being a pole-arm fighter) and a little naieve about the world. He’s inventive and creative, a crafter, but not of standard weapons or items. I think, if I get enough play, he’ll be really interesting.

Sunday, we watched Bend it Like Beckham in the morning and Identity in the evening. Both were fantastically entertaining, in their own ways. Finally, Monday we watched A View From The Top which, while entertaining, was not all I expected it to be. Also, Monday, Jeremy and I played some more Magic, he was redeemed and we are now at a score of 4-3 (my favor).

I’ve been thinking about our money again. thanks to Heather. I don’t want a second job, but I keep thinking that’s the only way I can think of to help us out. I really like my ballance of work and leisure right now, and would actually prefer more leisure, but if we don’t start moving in a more positive direction, I may feel forced to take a second job. I keep looking at this Utopian point 5 years from now when our cars and cards are paid off, but it seems like a ways. We both want to feel secure and stable before we think about a child and by then I’ll be 35. I know people are having children later in life these days, but that still seems pretty far off to me. I think about how I’ll be in my 50s by the time our child even graduates high school. I’m not in a rush to have a child, but at the same time, I’m want to be spry enough to enjoy it.

I’m also thinking about excersize a lot more again, recently. I feel unhealthy. I’m not what you’d call out of shape, by any means. And fat doesn’t apply to me at all. But I want to be proud of my body, I liked being toned and tanned from when I was working at the mill. I think if I do get a second job, it needs to be a labor job, lifting and hauling. Sure, it would have to be at night so I woudln’t get the tan back, but I could at least get the tone back. I don’t know what kind of job could possibly provide the workout I got at the mill though, we worked our asses off in a steaming, 200º workplace. It was like being in a sauna and working wieghts at the same time, while at the same time running aerobics. Where the hell can I get all that at the same time, and get paid to do it?

I tried jogging a while back. I like to run, I mean I actually enjoy it. So Heather and I bought a treadmill a few years back. I ran on it off and on, but back at the beginning of this year I put some serious effort into it. I ran hard three days a week for three months. Not only did I not see any physical change (fat changing to muscle, less bounce in my body), I didn’t see any change at all in my weight. I stayed a solid 190lb. the whole time. It was depressing and unmotivational. I quit. I admit that it was weak of me to quit, but it obviously wasn’t doing anything. I need to do more, but I don’t know enough about what to do to do anything else. I keep thinking I could ride my bike more, that works out a bit more of the body, adding some strength to the aerobics, but I haven’t motivated myself to do it. I’ll have to start considering it. I’m sure I could ride three days a week and do isometric strength two days a week. I just have to get motivated. Come on, someone motivate me!

poop, I ran out of things to say. I always feel like I should have more to write, but when I write, I feel like I’m just rambling. I’ll have to see if I can start focusing my writing in here. Hmmm. I got an idea, but I’ll have to see if I can flesh it out a bit.

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LiveJournal Archives – 09/26/20033

Friday, September 26th, 2003 | LiveJournal Archives | No Comments

So tonight we’re watching The Emperor’s New Groove. I think after the movie, I’m going to suggest making the next movie night next week and then every other week after that. We really enjoyed having Craig and Laura there and they’re now involved in something that meets every other Friday, on a cycle that presently conflicts with the movie night. By moving it off a week, we’ll be able to have them back again. Also, I think some other people may be able to show up as well. Maybe we can even rope Mike and Keri into showing up, too. Who knows.

I really want to watch Amelie at the next movie night, but people don’t seem to want to read a movie. I’ve also been toying with Six String Samaurai. Then again, maybe we’ll just go with the same method we used this time, rolling the Scatergories die.

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LiveJournal Archives – 09/22/2003

Monday, September 22nd, 2003 | LiveJournal Archives | No Comments

I went to the bathroom and one of the toilets was missing. I mean the whole thing was gone, including the floor and wall around it. What does it say about me when the first thing I think is “I hope they don’t try to take the other one while I’m using it.”

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LiveJournal Archives – 09/13/2003

Saturday, September 13th, 2003 | LiveJournal Archives | 1 Comment

Well, things are going pretty well right now. The movie night last night went better than expected. We had a fair number of people show up and had a good old time watching the movie. Most everyone was impressed by the movie in one way or another. Laura said “Oh… …Mygod!” more times than I even expected, and ErezethJeremy actually raised his hands in triumph in the middle declaring it the “Best Movie Ever.” Even VishvakarmanBen has put it close on par with Leprechaun 4: In Space which is a pretty high regard in his world. We hung out for a few hours after the movie, trying to decide what we were going to watch next time. I’m thinking we’re going to watch Emperor’s New Groove so that some people who were not willing to degrade themselves with Bad Taste, can participate. Now this doesn’t mean I’m going to keep the cinematic quality this high all the time, I’m probably going to keep the movies varried and rather unexpected. I’m even going to toy around with trying to rent stuff too so that we’re not limited to my movies only.

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Thursday in the Lab

Thursday, September 4th, 2003 | LiveJournal Archives | No Comments

Well, I’m in the lab again. I don’t get to watch the end of Dude, Where’s My Car? I mean it’s my DVD so I can watch it whenever I want, but it’s not the same watching 2/3 of a movie and then having to walk away. You’re in the story, you’re involved. Oh well, it’s my job to manage the lab and make sure it is operational, if that means walking out on a movie to man the front desk, so be it.

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Back at Work, the Vacation’s Over

Monday, May 19th, 2003 | LiveJournal Archives | No Comments

Well, we went to San Antonio this weekend (Thurs-Sun). We had a great time, but like all good times, we had to come back at the end. We spent the weekend in a fantastic Inn/B&B called the Riverwalk Vista. It was an old business building whose second and third floors had been converted into hotel rooms that look out over different areas of downtown San Antonio. The expensive rooms look right out onto the Riverwalk, while our room had a great view of the Tower of the Americas (and the Riverwalk Mall). It didn’t matter what view we got, we were still spitting distance from the most populated section of the Riverwalk (right on Commerce Street) and could walk to any number of fabulous restraunts and shops.

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