Monthly Archives: October 2005

OK, what sort of stream-of-consciousness comments am I getting now?

First let me tell you that I had SEVENTY-FIVE little terrorists come and demand candy. Not too bad, actually. They interrupted my viewing of the Steelers vs. the Ravens, but it’s kinda fun and annoying at the same time to wait for the bell to ring. Well, I had to post this late because I was busy looking busy. I was told by my boss that he wants to know what I’m doing and what I’m going to be doing, WEEK BY WEEK for the rest of the year. Geez, I barely know what I’m doing for the next couple of weeks. P.S. I forgot to push the “Save” button.

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Not much to say when you don’t do anything.

I sat around and watched football today and yesterday I did even less. I did get even more emails from fake women and I don’t know what else. Sometimes it’s good to just sit around. I better not make a habit of it, though.

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For people curious what a scam looks like.

This is the fake message I got on Subject: Hello! Hi 🙂 Just so you know, this account doesn’t belong to me…I’m borrowing a friend’s. I’m not to smart about computers, so I haven’t set up my own account. But my friend has been so lucky on here I just had to try it out! Your profile really stood out, so I decided to say hi. If I seem like your kind of girl at all, maybe you could take a chance and email me at kristen_jules552 at yahoo. Another friend said she would show me how to email pics, so I can send some of those along, too… … Continue reading

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Thank goodness my parents don’t have a convenience store.

Actually, I don’t understand the episode of, “Without a Trace,” where the Korean daughter tries to get away from tradition and leaves while the son stays and gets so mad that he ends up killing her. For one thing, I know first-born Asian sons and sticking with the family is our lot in life. Second, I don’t know who’d be stupid enough to hit a Korean woman with a stick. You’d have to use a pipe or something. What if you just pissed her off? (I’m being silly here and shouldn’t make light of violence, but I have very good friends who are Korean and we all agree that Korean … Continue reading

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OK, what’s the point of this?

I just got a web message on from someone who said she was using her friend’s account. Well, the email address “she” gave me was invalid (I didn’t send her an email but I did check to see if the user existed on yahoo.) So what’s the point? Don’t women usually wait to be asked for their phone number or email address before they offer up fake contact information? Or am I getting so pathetic that they’re even giving up on trying to scam me out of money and they’re just sending me fake messages to taunt me?

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I did it!

And before you think that IT is something exciting, you should know that all I did was bought the electric snake (or drain auger if you prefer) because I checked my Quicken files and noticed that I paid $175 to have Rescue Rooter come out and the electric snake was only $150 including shipping. I know I can rent one for $50 or so, but I usually need it at 10PM or on Sunday or some other inconvenient time. You know how it is. I just figured it was time to start worrying about something I can actually do something about. Oh, and have you ever had weird ideas pop … Continue reading

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I got nothing.

I think the new tires I bought may or may not be giving me a better ride to work. See what I mean about having nothing? Yesterday I got up and I was so tired that I took a nap and actually had clearer dreams than I usually do. I dreamt I was back at MIT and I was in gradual school. I was the TA for a class and I had no grasp of the subject matter. Heck, I never had any grasp of the subject matter when I was taking the classes there. I wish I had something more interesting. I could tell you about following around an … Continue reading

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A day of disappointments.

In the interest of full disclosure, I should probably mention that I’ve had a couple of beers tonight. Generally, though, I’m a happy drunk, and an overly chatty drunk too. So when I’m feeling not so happy after a couple of beers, I know I’m really not so happy. I got up early to go to a biannual ham radio swap meet about an hour and a half south of here. It was incredibly empty this year and there was nothing I wanted to buy. One of the main reasons we go is to talk to old friends, and we did get to do that. But there even seemed to … Continue reading

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A perfect day to work on a window.

It was chilly last night, but today was clear and almost 70°F, a perfect day for the contractors from the window company. I worked from home and the installers arrived at 8:00AM. There were two of them. One had been here before to check out the work site. The guy who hadn’t been here before told me, “Yep, that there is the ‘lectric wahr for your house. We cain’t work until you get that insulated.” So that means after waiting a month for the guys to show up, they left after a half-hour and doing almost nothing. Now I have to wait for the power company to come insulate the … Continue reading

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I must be a big wimp.

So I was back on friendster and all the women there seem mean. Back on, all the women looked like they wanted a nice rich husband. Well, apparently you can go to one of those “adult dating” sites (where dating means something a bit naughtier) and they hire people to write fake emails to you until you actually join and find out that the site is full of fake pictures of women and a bunch of dumpy looking guys who might as well be hanging out with you on Friday night playing five-year-old video games on your networked computers and then watching anime with images of hot cartoon women. … Continue reading

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Crazy sexy fun.

OK, so I’m a 41-year-old software dude living at home with his parents. I’m up too late on a school night and so what sort of crazy sexy fun could I be having? Well, I went to the gym and I think I said hello to some cute women, but the real fun started after I got home and took a shower, fully intending to go straight to bed. THE DRAIN PLUGGED UP. And you can imagine how much fun it is to snake a drain using a flimsy manual snake bought at a local hardware store. It’s fine for snaking out short things like the trap under a sink, … Continue reading

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I must smell bad.

I was a half-block from the gym when my phone rang. I thought it was my sister and was about to say, “What do you want?” when I noticed it wasn’t her phone number. Well, it was my trainer. Last Friday we were going to find out last-minute whether he was free, and it turns out he wasn’t. So he told me to show up Tuesday (today). He forgot to write it down. He did tell me he was waiting for some contractors to show up to discuss work on his girlfriend’s deck, so I can understand how he was distracted last Friday, but everyone has been cancelling on everything … Continue reading

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