Monthly Archives: January 2010

Abject failure.

I was quite successful in avoiding working on my bedroom yesterday. Late lunch at Panbiche, getting in the way while Sean fixed computers at New Seasons, setting up a projector at the gym, but today I had to start in. The day started a bit weird too. I had a couple of beers and watched Better Off Dead, a 1985 movie I saw in college, and I had nightmares about being back at MIT. My stuff was in my old dorm room though the dorm architecture had changed. The kids in the adjacent rooms were driving me nuts. I don’t know why I’d have to go back at my age, … Continue reading

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Not helping my cause.

I was told today that there were two teams after a couple’s breakup. Somehow I was assigned to one of the teams without knowing it. It’s just as well. I suppose many think they know what team I’m on, and it doesn’t help that I bought a doughnut that was described to me as, “tasting pink,” and was called the, “Fairy Princess.” I will say it was tasty.

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At least the day ended at Laurelhurst Market.

The day started out meh, and about 11AM my sister called me to tell me our ma fell and hit her head and had swelling around the eye. I asked quite pointedly why she was calling ME instead of the doctor and she said our ma said she was fine. I hung up on her soon after that and called the doctor to see if I could get my mom an appointment today. I got the run-around from a receptionist and just drove the hell home. My mom had a mouse the size of a half-ping-pong ball on her left brow, and I called the advice nurse. We ended up … Continue reading

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Kobe beef burger at Laurelwood.

OK, whose idea was it to stay up so late on a Wednesday? And I’ve been in a foul mood all day anyway. Stupid medical insurance anyway. OK, so the Kobe beef burger (I’m not cropping the picture tonight, you’ll have to wait) at Laurelwood is TASTY, as is their chili and their beer. However, for $15 I think I’d go somewhere else. Still, if you find yourself at Laurelwood, there’s no reason not to get the burger if you can afford it. That’s it, andiamo.

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Into the Labyrinth.

My HDTV has always set on a wooden box that is really where I stash all my sweaters with a bunch of cedar planks. I don’t wear sweaters that often because I’m usually dressed like a schlub so it wasn’t that much of a problem, but as soon as I saw a Costco ad for a super rocking 80’s TV stand, I started thinking about my newest piece of furniture. I was getting my interior decorating consultant involved (my sister) and she suggested going to Ikea. I’ve only set up one piece of Ikea furniture, which was really easy, but that was for my last girlfriend and we haven’t been … Continue reading

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Not 100%.

My stomach still feels funny lately and that sort of slows me down during the day. I don’t need to be physically 100% at work, but it kind of slows me down when I get to the gym. Back squats take core strength, and alternating minute rows/ball slams kind of do as well. A percolating stomach doesn’t help. I don’t suppose I’m going to change very soon, but I still don’t have any sensibility about going to sleep on time. I should be in bed, not reading (like I’m planning to do), already. But here I am, still sorting out some of the paperwork on the floor. Oh, and rebooting … Continue reading

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Wow, I didn’t leave the house today.

The sad part of not leaving the house is that I’d expect that I would have gotten a lot done. In fact, the main goal of the weekend was to paint my closet. What happened was installing that damn light in the closet made all the flaws in the walls quite obvious, and I had to do a little more prep before deciding that, hey, this is a closet and who the hell cares what it looks like? But I also moved the DirecTV outlets around and had to patch the holes in the wall which are going to take some time to dry. I moved more furniture, not that … Continue reading

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My procrastination button is broken.

I blame TV. My DirecTV deal was ending so I had to change my package or they were going to charge me for EVERYTHING. I usually just watch network TV so I was going to switch to the minimum service but the minimum service doesn’t have ESPN! What the hell good is that? Anyway, I’m going to get the privilege of paying close to $90 a month and I’m paying another $200 to upgrade two TVs to HD. I’m such a sucker. Well, all that happened partially because I was AVOIDING REAL WORK on Friday, though I was fairly unsuccessful at that. I was arguing with right-wing lawyers on Facebook … Continue reading

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Not at 100%.

I felt a lot better today and I even made it to the gym, but I realized quite early that I wasn’t running on all cylinders. Sprinting around the block was more like limping around the block. It’s just as well anyway. From a guy who thinks Presidents Obama and Clinton lean too far to the right, this has been a shitty week politically. I suppose it’s just as well and just points out to me two things, that not everyone agrees with my stilted point of view, and that whitey owns my ass either way. I am used to it, however, and probably can live with whitey owning my … Continue reading

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Crap, it’s late, and I feel like doodie.

I had to come home midday because I felt like crap. Of course the most important thing I’m watching over at work went to shit while I was gone, so that was a nice touch. I passed out from noon until about 4:30 and now I’m up late doing whatever the hell it is I’m doing. I found a stack of papers and decided it was time to sort through the old bills I’d paid and started stacking up in my old office, much like my dad used to do. I found out that I’ve been doing that since 2000! I’d pay a bill and put it on the stack. … Continue reading

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For a second night, I’m in a bad mood.

Last night, the d*ckwads at Panic were pissing me off with the sh*tty update to their program Unison. The piece of sh*t program refuses to work properly and if you read the reviews on MacUpdate, lots of people are having the same f*cking problems I am. Customer service is p*ss-poor and absolutely useless in this case and I can’t tell you how little I think of the sh*t they pulled by selling me a non-working pile of sh*t like Unison 2. Do not support these Portland *ssholes and their lame*ss products if this is the kind of sh*t they pull. Tonight I tried to print out a simple f*cking postage … Continue reading

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No more 24.

I quit watching 24 a while ago. I backslid one season where I was happy watching Jack shoot someone every single week, but then it got back to torturing Jack week to week. My brother-in-law said he’s done with 24 because it just makes him hate people, and I think I agree. I just can’t be bothered any longer. My sister brought me a few books and I really should read them. Somewhere among all my crap is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Devil of Nanking, and she just brought me Black Out. I also bought That Old Cape Magic last summer and I haven’t even opened it … Continue reading

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