Monthly Archives: January 2006

My girlfriend.

So, my sister’s old classmate emailed me and pointed out that my window is just like a girlfriend. I suppose in some ways, it is. High maintenance, always demanding attention, expensive, and waking me up in the middle of the night when I’m trying to sleep. OK, so my last girlfriend actually didn’t do that; it was her cat. Oh, and there goes the window again! I wish I could get some sleep so I can be ready to get yelled at again. My project lead at megacorp doesn’t like what I’m doing with my computer and he blames me for the trouble I’m having. The IT guy seems to … Continue reading

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First, the repetitive bad news.

Last night it rained a lot. We’re talking landslide and flooding creeks sort of a lot. It rains all winter here, but we’re not big on volume, and this January was in the top 10 of rainfall somewhere. Just where I don’t know because I wasn’t paying enough attention during the weather report. Anyway, the sound of the rain PLUS THE SOUND OF MY WINDOW were waking me up last night. I called Pella again, and the guy knew exactly who it was. I mean, he seems nice enough but he’s not doing all that much for me. Oh, well, I figure I’ll keep bugging him until he tells me … Continue reading

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Big fortunate headaches.

Today I woke up with sinus pain that developed into a headache. But that didn’t bother me at all since I was spending the day reading silly books. I don’t want to admit what the books were, but those of you who know silly books will know “discworld.” Pretty soon it’s on to the Ian Rankin mysteries I have, but I’m finishing up the “Young Adult” books I checked out first. I better scare up some ear plugs. It’s windy tonight and the window has already been making some noises.

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Double failure.

So, last night I had two failures: My window, which was supposed to be fixed by removing the covers on the electrical wires, still made noise. In other words, they’re still not fixed. My nose plugged up while I was sleeping, and this was the first time my nose plugged up at night since I started using my Neti pot. OK, so neither was much of a disaster. Today I spent an inordinate amount of time in a gun store, because, I’m a guy and sometimes I like to make loud noises and play with guns. All we ended up doing is talking about weird assault rifles and how we … Continue reading

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The most action I’ve gotten in years.

Today we had a going away lunch at megacorp and we went to Macaroni Grill. In the ‘burbs, it’s all corporate food and the place has really narrow aisles because it’s crammed full of suburban drones waiting for their feedings. I first sat down on the aisle and decided to move and as I reached back for my coat I ACCIDENTALLY TOUCHED THE WAITRESS’ ASS. Yeah, that’s the most action I’ve gotten since 2001. Looks like someone sent me an email from match.com tonight. Several co-workers used to tell me to try harder on match.com, but they finally looked at the women’s profiles. Earlier today they summarized the profiles as, … Continue reading

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I wonder if I’m in trouble?

I got a call today at 6:15PM from Dave the trainer asking me where the heck I was. Well, after making sure I was supposed to be there on Thursday for my twice-weekly torture session, I realized that this is the last Thursday of the month and time for me to do my official treasurer’s duty at the incredibly sexy HAM RADIO club. HAHAHA. So, anyway, I sent Dave a text message on Wednesday morning but he forgot, I guess. I just hope I didn’t screw up his schedule. I’ve been fairly busy and I haven’t made any progress on the book front. I better polish off a couple or … Continue reading

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I need to find some time to read.

Someone asked me what I’d read recently and I realized that besides, “Harry Potter and the Nonsensical Gobbledygook,” I haven’t read a thing lately. They could take the smallest of my college degrees away from me for doing that. I was being funny when I said the latest thing I read was the TV Guide and I think it might have been truthful. Well, to catch up on a couple of series I keep reading, I checked out a stack of books. Now I just have to find time to read them. I guess what really triggered this recently was finding out that Sue Grafton had come out with “S … Continue reading

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It burns! It burns!

So, after spending a bunch of money on cell phone stuff (a car charger, case, and a Bluetooth headset) I finally got a package today. But it wasn’t my cell phone stuff, it was a Neti pot I think I ordered from Nepal if the markings on the package were right. A Neti pot is used in cleansing rituals by practioners of yoga, or for pouring water through your nose for heathens like me. Let me tell you, it kinda burns a little and feels like getting water up your nose at the pool. Big surprise, huh? Weird how I can get a $10 pot from Nepal before I can … Continue reading

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At 8PM, I was falling asleep.

And I bet at bed time, not so much. Why? I have night terrors, but they go away after a half-hour so that probably wasn’t it. Today at Megacorp I found out I made some mistakes and I had to FIX THEM IMMEDIATELY. I said something I was told I was DRAGGING MY FEET and INCOMPETENT. Yar. (OK, so maybe they didn’t say the incompetent bit explicitly.) So after I got home and ate dinner, I finished a last little bit of work and then I was sleepy as hell. But I know that I have to watch Kiefer kick some ass at 9PM and that’ll probably wake me up … Continue reading

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Where the heck is my Scritti Politti CD?

I seem to be missing “Cupid and Psyche 85,” which happens to be one of my favorite albums. With one iPod on shuffle and the other so full of crap that I can’t find anything, I didn’t notice it was missing. I would have gone online to buy it but I bought enough stuff today. Contact lenses, a battery for an electric screwdriver, and a USB printer adapter. I’ll probably get over my cheapness tomorrow and buy it. Then the other copy will show up and I’ll have two. Did I mention that I have three copies of “El Oso” by Soul Coughing and two of “Erasure’s Greatest Hits”? I … Continue reading

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I’m not sure what I did today.

I went out for breakfast and hung out with my friend Greg today, but somewhere along the line I got a haircut. That usually means my head gets cold and I get a little lethargic and need a nap. I suppose I should have a more exciting life but I don’t seem to. It’s a life, anyway. I guess it must have blown pretty hard on Thursday night when the window was buzzing. I had to retrieve some of our trash cans from the neighbor’s yard. It’s not supposed to be that windy in Portland, and it’s not supposed to be that rainy here (volume-wise) either. I suppose I can … Continue reading

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I knew I’d get busted.

I spend a lot of time in my co-worker’s cubes chatting because I don’t have the patience to calmly wait for my computer to finish doing whatever it’s doing. Today I spent an extraordinary amount of time in one guy’s cube because I’m a little better at SQL than he is (the blind leading the blind, as it were). I knew SOMEBODY would make a comment, and it was our manager. I fixed the SQL problem, too. I went out to dinner with my buddy Il. It was his 42nd birthday and when I told my mom, she said it was a big deal in Japan and my grandfather had … Continue reading

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