Monthly Archives: June 2005

Moved the office.

So far, so good. The movers came and moved everything that wasn’t nailed down. Just like I expected. The new office was just painted yesterday so we worked most of the day breathing latex paint fumes. The offices are smaller than before and, even better, our paychecks are delayed! On the way to the new office I ran into an friend from high school and he told me of the joys afforded to him by the Portland Public Schools. I’m cynical and disenfranchised so all his ranting about the school board didn’t affect me much. I feel sorry for his kids, since they were in a school that’s getting closed … Continue reading

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So I thought I’d leave work early…

It’s moving day tomorrow, so I was just doing goofy stuff before I started packing up. Waited until early afternoon to start packing, got some free Starbucks ice cream, and thought I’d be done in time to leave early. Of course, at the last minute, we realized we should back up some of the data and that took FOREVER. Well, I left work around 8:15PM. You can guess that’s not exactly early. I was thinking more around 4PM. Oh, well, it’s not like they don’t pay me overtime (and they don’t). If I left at 4PM I would have missed the email telling us that payroll could be late this … Continue reading

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T-minus 2. Or is it D-minus 2.

The office moves on Thursday and you can imagine how much I’m thinking of anything else at work. Pack up the crap and shoehorn ourselves into smaller offices out in the middle of nowhere. Well, nowhere compared to where we are now in downtown Portland. Other than that, a friend in NYC called and told me how she was working on the long way around trying to get into a relationship with a guy. A dangerous game played by most of the guys I know, who usually end up hearing the “F” word instead of getting anywhere. (Friend, if you didn’t get it.) Well, she got hornswoggled by a friend … Continue reading

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Way to start out the week.

Had to leave home early to get my blood drawn because the brain trust up at OHSU lost my blood samples. I’m not that angry, because last time they lost a bone marrow biopsy. I’ll gladly give ’em more blood, but if they’re drilling holes in my hip they better not frigging lose the sample again. For some reason, I couldn’t sleep last night. I’ve had the problem before when I drank Coke for dinner, especially Coke from McDonalds. I think Mickey D’s overloads the Coke with sugar and caffeine for some nefarious purpose, though I haven’t figured out exactly what that is. It could be the weird weather, and … Continue reading

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Too much Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

My friend Greg had his annual ATF party yesterday. It’s really just an all-day barbecue, but he did buy 96 cans of Bud, Miller, Hamms, and PBR just to be funny. I think we drank about one 6-pack before a co-worker of Greg’s came with some homebrew that we finished off. Lots of beef ribs out of Greg’s smoker. I ended up with a huge headache. I think drinking beer raises the blood level in my caffeine system, and that makes my head hurt. Today was mainly fixing a program I wrote for my sister’s job, so I sat in the basement and played with the computer, just like any … Continue reading

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Aha.

So earlier today I thought of something to write about but I’ve already forgotten it. Last night I went to bed early, only to be woken up by kids playing kickball and making all sorts of noise. 11:30PM is no time to be yelling in the park. This morning I had a dream I remember. I went to a Jewish community center (how I knew that I don’t know) and I was first in the wrong room. It was the “women’s” room and there was a woman on the stage with a towel on her head. I just kept my eyes covered and made my way out of the room. … Continue reading

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Yeah, really.

So I watched the basketball game, watched “Hit Me Baby One More Time,” found out that Greg Kihn is very right wing (second-hand information) and watched a rerun of Reno 911. Really, that’s a list. That’s not interesting. To be interesting, I’d have to have something to say about the basketball game, or about the TV shows, but that would require a bit more energy than I have. I think it might be something to do with the weird weather. 80°F and then thundershowers. I guess 21st Avenue looked like a river yesterday. The average rainfall is like 40.5 inches per year. Well, I have nothing to compare that to, … Continue reading

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No post Wednesday.

Well, I ain’t buying in. I see that my sister and Carolyn aren’t posting today, but I thought I’d fill up my allotted daily space with, well, something. In all honesty I don’t have much to say so maybe I should have followed along with the crowd. Yep. I’ve been staring at the empty box for a good three minutes now and nothing. Good thing I’m not being paid by the word. I could fill in the space with my anti-physician ranting or something, but that doesn’t sound all that interesting either. I was a bit tired today and even thought about avoiding the Stepmill at the gym today. Maybe … Continue reading

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Smart, schmart.

I finally read Carolyn’s blog and saw that she actually updated it. She had taken some of those “online tests” so I decided to take some myself. The first was a sort of an IQ test. Not quite accurate, but kind of tells me that I don’t know as much as I thought. I think genius means you got all four right and they weren’t exactly hard. Your IQ Is 135 Your Logical Intelligence is Genius Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius Your Mathematical Intelligence is Genius Your General Knowledge is Exceptional A Quick and Dirty IQ Test See how I only got “exceptional” in general knowledge? Means I didn’t know … Continue reading

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The reason for no post.

I could have SWORN I hit the “Publish” button, but there isn’t even a draft saved. My browser crashed and probably deleted whatever I wrote. But yesterday, besides being too hot, had nothing interesting going for it. You didn’t miss much. I did like the TV show, “The Closer,” but I didn’t mention that. Not even anyone being a weirdo at the gym. Apparently one of my intolerant neighbors (well, THE intolerant neighbor) is thinking of moving back east because of all the horrific events taking place in our neighborhood. I guess his car even was egged! People parking on the street in the middle of the night and no … Continue reading

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I am an intolerant right-wing freak.

Or so I was called. Went up to the Scappoose Strawberry Festival and I stopped by Greg’s house to pick him up. Unfortunately, an old friend was there with his new girlfriend. Greg and the new girlfriend got into this horrible pro/anti gun argument and while I didn’t share all of Greg’s Libertarian sentiment, I also thought that the woman was a goofus who had no grasp of real human nature. There was a lot of “everyone get along” and other woo-woo crap that was truly annoying. And all her “we must teach peace” crap and “anyone can be like Martin Luther King, Jr.” nonsense just made me angry. I … Continue reading

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Sunny Seaside.

Some of you (both of you reading this blog) could have seen my placeholder that said, “Nothing yet.” Well, after getting up at 5:30 AM, driving down to Seaside to the ham radio convention, checking in on the new Goose Hollow Inn down there, driving back to Scappoose, moving around trailers, etc, I thought it was more important to stay up late watching, I, Spy on WTBS than to do other things, including writing on this self-indulgent blog. You know how it is. In any case, Seaside was unrecognizable yesterday because the overcast and fog were missing. It was BEAUTIFUL. We stayed much later than we were originally planning, talking … Continue reading

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