Monthly Archives: May 2005

Nando demo

So I’ve been listening to a lot of j-pop lately, mainly from SickOnion.com. (Be forewarned that the programming originates in Costa Rica and they have a little problem with blue language in their promos.) I found out that one of my favorite bands, Dreams Come True has a new single out, “Nando demo.” It’s the theme song from a Japanese TV show about a hospital emergency room. I’m not sure what sort of show it is, but after seeing them cart off a kid from the neighborhood in a Japanese ambulance, I don’t have much faith in Japanese Emergency Medical System. In any case, the video is goofy, but I … Continue reading

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The computer still isn’t working right.

I’m still moving files around and it still isn’t working right. The only interesting thing I may have found is that Sarah Chalke is not leaving Scrubs. And that really is about it for me today. The only break in the computer crapola was going to the gym early, and I guess the were open to the usual time tonight. Another bit of useless information.

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OK, so now what?

I can’t remember exactly what I was up to today. I remember the gardening, and then starting to move files around on my computer. I think that’s what I wasted all my time on. I decided I was going to move some files around because I wanted to clear out all the extra stuff off of the big disk and repartition, etc, etc. Basically, I did on the disk what I did out in the yard: various weeding. Oh, I met the new neighbors, a pair of physicians. They seem nice enough and have an adorable daughter. My sister signed onto her Yahoo account for the first time in years … Continue reading

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I don’t think that torch is going to work.

How did I get so sunburned? I don’t remember being out in the sun that long. In any case, the big torch — at least the $30 one from Harbor Freight — didn’t work quite right. There’s a lot of water in weeds and you have to boil that off before a weed burns. A large leafy weed can take minutes to burn up. And then while the weed is burning, it puts out a lot of smoke and steam and if you have allergies, the smoke and steam isn’t all that pleasant. What you can do is start fires with the torch. Not that we, on a no-burn day, … Continue reading

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OK, who turned up the heat?

So the high a week ago was 62°F. Today it was 95°F at the airport. That means it was probably a couple degrees warmer here in the city. It’s supposed to drop about 20&degF to a more civilized temperature, but for the moment it is HOT. The walk home wasn’t so bad, but I was stumbling around the gym. They had the air conditioning turned on, so it was cooler than usual, but I was still feeling kind of off. And I probably wasn’t the only one. There were only about four people there at any time. I suppose the yoga people could have been hiding in their dark room, … Continue reading

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How to annoy the boss.

I’m not one to keep secrets, so when I find out things like grade school teachers make a lot more money than I do, or that postal workers make a lot more money than I do, I tell my boss. I think he’s reasonable enough to know that cheap labor comes with its drawbacks and unless he wants to outsource everything to someone incompetent or someone in a third-world country, he’s going to have to listen to some complaining. The past few days have been especially bad for me. Some of my co-workers (one in particular) is driving me nuts. One of my peers at work usually has that problem … Continue reading

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Another late day at work.

This time I needed to get some data off of our CEO’s laptop so I had to do it while she was with a customer and away from her laptop. Unfortunately, the process was SLOW and it took around FIVE hours. That meant I was at work until almost 9PM on a day I got there early (early for me, around 8:25AM). Since I spent most of my day at work, I don’t have much interesting to talk about. I didn’t even get to go outside much on this day where it was 86°F today. Well, it’ll be warmer tomorrow.

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The big torch.

I still feel like getting a weed burning torch and here’s a biggie! The small one I’m probably going to get is at Harbor Freight Tools. The only thing that everyone suggests is that I keep a hose running and wait until a rainy day. The weather s good now, and it’s supposed to be about 90°F on Thursday, but every good Oregonian knows that Memorial Day is coming and it’s always nice until Friday and rains on Saturday through Monday. I should probably find something else to do over the weekend, but the fire sounds like fun. I think my horoscope told me to start a romance today, but … Continue reading

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I should write earlier.

Usually I forget about this thing, and most people on the planet wouldn’t care. But, for some reason, I have friends who like keeping up with what I’m doing. OK, so the keeping up with friends thing isn’t so weird but reading all the nonsense here is a bit off. In any case, if you’re about to complain about my pollution of the web, you’re a loon. The reason I should write earlier is because I forget about all the stuff that I was meaning to write about. I don’t go through my day thinking, “Whoa, I gotta write about this,” but there are things, like my dream about the … Continue reading

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Unreadable blogs.

Some people are really clever and have very clever blogs full off clever witty things. Or cartoons. Clever cartoons are good. But really, blogs are kind of rambling and pointless unless you have some connection with the writer. It can even be an imaginary connection, but no connection usually means there’s no point to reading it. Or maybe you have a connection and the writing is boring and pompous or the writer is a jerk. But I guess my point is that some blogs are really boring to me and I was just trying to figure out why. I mean, I could give a rat’s ass about knitting and weird … Continue reading

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$12, 4 movies, and no nekkid women

OK, so that’s an exaggeration. One of the movies, Badder Santa had a stripper in it. My buddy Greg wanted to see The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy today, but when we got to the theatre I saw that Star Wars: Return of the Sucky Movie had no line! So of course I dragged Greg to see it. It wasn’t that bad. The best part was that I was expecting it to be bad, so it dodn’t take much to impress me. I had major problems with the science, but it surely didn’t suck as much as Ewoks or Jar-Jar Binks. As soon as we left, of course, Greg noticed … Continue reading

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So sleepy.

The day after staying up too late, I’m often running on adrenaline so I do OK. The day after that is the one where I’m dragging around. I don’t think I did too poorly at work, but that’s just because they provide free coffee. So last night I went to bed a little early. Just barely. And I also remembered to take my “Atomic clock” back upstairs. It sets itself via radio, and the radio sends signals from the National Bureau of Standards atomic clock in Boulder, CO. It was inside the house, however, and didn’t really hasn’t been quite right since the change to daylight savings time. Somehow, I … Continue reading

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