I just got home from Randy Brown's house, where Stacy and I watched Me, Myself & Irene. I'd seen little snippets of it before, but never watched it from beginning to end. It was a very funny movie, even if some parts were disgustingly hard to watch. She seemed to enjoy herself, and suggested that we hang out again sometime. I should check out what movies are showing at the new independent theater to see if there's anything interesting that we could see. Peace out.
I ordered a new hard drive for nova yesterday just before I went and hung out with Robin and Mark. Now I'm working again. More later...
Night has arrived. I talked to Stacy, but she was busy tonight. We planned on doing something tomorrow afternoon after I get off work. I left a message at Sally's mom's house saying that I'd like to hang out before she leaves, but I get the feeling that it isn't very likely to happen. Right now I'm just chillin' at home trying to figure out what I can do tonight and still make it to work at 08:00. Damn you, indecision!
Back at work again... I hung out with TJ, Eric, Fred, and Sarah (sp) last night for a little bit. Then I went home and tried to sleep so I could work this morning (08:00), but had a difficult time getting to sleep until around 03:00. I work until 16:00, and I think I may give Stacy a call when I get off and see what she's doing tonight. Maybe I can get ahold of Sally and see her one more time before she goes back to ASU. We'll see how it goes.
Ok, last night I hung out with Tres and Jimmie at their house and we played some multiplayer Diablo II and a GameCube game called Super Monkey Ball. After that I came home and messed around on the net for a little bit and went to bed. Now I'm at MCI working, and everything's kinda crazy around here because of the whole Worldcom thing. I'm glad I don't have to worry about that, since I don't technically work for MCI/Worldcom. It's been pretty chill other than that.
Good afternoon. Last night after class, Mikey, Will, Roger, and I went to Mikey's house and watched Waking Life again. Roger left halfway through, and when it was over Will, Mikey, and I went over to Will's. We played a little Final Fantasy X and had some beers and listened to music. I took Mikey home around 04:00, and got myself home around 04:20. I talked with Eric a little bit, and then passed out. In the morning, I get woken up by Eric shoving the phone in my face. Apparently Mikey forgot his backpack in my car, which wouldn't be too bad except for the fact that it contains his work keys. Since he's supposed to open the store, this is pretty bad. So I have to get up (it's about 10:10 by now, and I didn't get to sleep until almost 06:00) and drive Mikeys backpack across town (from Montgomery and Carlisle to Central and 15th) so he can open Pudge Brothers. After I get back from this little expedition, I go back to sleep and fail to wake up in time for my Chem II Lab. This is pretty bad, but it's in the past now, so there's no use stressing about it. Anyway, I eventually get up and take a shower and while I'm showering Eric and Elliott yoink the Bug out from under me. Sometimes they can make my life more difficult than I was expecting it to be.
Top 'o the morning to ya. I've dropped Intro to Psych since I haven't really been attending and I don't feel like attending any time in the near future. I still need to start actually going to my Chem II lecture, though. If I don't get a decent grade in Chem II, I don't think my GPA will be high enough to permit me to transfer to UNM. Even if I do pass Chem II with a high enough grade to boost my GPA above 2.00, I will still need to figure out where I'm going to come up with the money for fall 2002 tuition (about $1600 for one semester). I guess I could ask the financial aid office, but I need to be accepted before it even becomes an issue. I just hope that I find out whether I'm accepted in time to figure out what the financial aid situation is. If I do get accepted and I can't afford it, I guess I'm not that much worse off. I'm getting less psyched about finishing school, which seems to happen about every 2-3 semesters. This sucks for me beacuse it makes it very hard to imagine ever finishing. Everyone I've talked to wants me to just grind through it all and get my B.S. in CS as quickly as possible so I can make money. Apparently that's enough incentive for some people, but it doesn't motivate me to finish at all (not to mention quickly). I don't even know what I'll do when I have a degree, so I can't be too excited about it. I imagine it will allow me to get some office job where I probably won't even need all the things they're making me learn, but I don't think that's what I really want out of life. Maybe it is, I don't know. Maybe that is secondary, and all that really matter is how I'm living, not what I'm actually doing. If anybody knows, please tell me so I don't have to keep pondering this without getting any closer to a satisfactory answer.
I'm currently working at MCI, and I had to opt out of the first 8-ball tournament because it was during my shift. I hope to be able to get out of next tuesday's shift, but that would only leave friday, saturday, sunday, and possibly tuesday morning when I would be available to work. I don't want to make everything more difficult for TJ, the guy that makes the schedules, but I would like to be able to play in the tournament. Last night I watched Waking Life, which I highly reccomend and The Shipping News, which is also very good although they are very different movies over at Mikeys after class.
I'm finally back. Sorry I missed a large span of time there, but I was busy doing all kinds of stuff. Let's see... Saturday Mikey and I woke up and drove all around town to pick up my tux and find him a sport coat and dress pants. After that, we got dressed up and headed off for the wedding. The wedding was scheduled to go off at 19:00 on the 22nd, and when I was barely leaving my house by 18:00 I thought I was late. When we got there, we ended up waiting around for nearly an hour before I had to do anything. The ceremony was awesome, and everyone seemed extremely happy to be there. I also got complimented many times on how sharp I looked all dressed up in my (rented) tux. The reception was also a lot of fun, there was lots of food, champagne, wine, and beer. After the reception, I went to (Elyse and Audrey)'s house and hung out for a little bit. When people started leaving, I left and tried to track down a different group of people that said they'd be going to Anodyne. By the time I got downtown and parked and started looking for them, it was about 01:30 and the bars were starting to close, so I was unsuccessful in finding them. I ended up driving back to my house and calling up Mikey, who was hanging out at his house wil Will. I headed over there and had a few more beers before Mikey went to bed and Will and I left for his house. At Will's house, we just sat and talked and drank and played a little bit of Prove The Trig Identity or Drink. We passed out after the sun had come up, and I didn't get up on Sunday until around 15:30. I spent the first part of Sunday generally being lazy and sitting around Will's house watching Star Trek: TNG and various other things I could find on cable. Sometime in the evening Mikey called, and we went down to his house where he was hanging out with Adam and his new cat (found earlier that day wandering around the apartment complex). We had a few beers, and watched Metropolis and From Hell. Adam and Will left after Metropolis, and Pat called while we were watching From Hell and invited us over to his house for a little gathering. So after the movie was over, Mikey and I went to Pat's where we hung out with David, Pat, Taylor, Rosemary, and a bunch of other people. When everyone left Pat's, Mikey and I went to the Frontier for some food. Finally, I took Mikey home and headed home myself. I got home this morning around 05:45, and crashed out almost immediately. Now it's morning (sort of), and I just wanted to record all of what happened before I forgot it. Talk to you later.
Sleepy time for epw... There was a little gaming tonight with Mike and Locky. Tomorrow is the wedding, and I need to pickup my tux and run some other errands in the morning before the wedding. That's about it I guess... ttfn.
Wow... last night was certainly fun, but it took its toll in the morning. Mikey and I polished off two bottles of gin between us, along with 5-15 Coors Lights apiece. Oh, this was at Sam's roast last night after the wedding rehearsal, btw.
It's Thursday morning and I have a busy day ahead of me. I have my Chem II Lab at 12:30, and a wedding rehearsal at 18:00, and a roast after that. It's possible that I'll have a small break between the end of lab and the wedding rehearsal; maybe I'll use it to get some food. I got home last night after class and ate some leftover pasta and layed down on the couch for a nap, and the next thing I know it's 09:00 in the morning. Oh well, at least I got plenty of sleep and still managed to be awake and out of bed in the morning (the popular definition of morning, not just what I call morning). I don't know when I'll be able to blog next, but I'll try and report on the events of tonight once they've occurred.
Good morning. I tried to install mod_perl last night so I could install Mason, but apparently mod_perl isn't written for apache-2.0.*. So I uninstalled apache-2.0.39 and installed apache-1.3.26 because I'm pretty sure mod_perl works with it. I'll let you know how things work out in the end. Update: apache-1.3.26 does work with mod_perl and the HTML::Mason package, but I need to read a bunch more Mason documentation before I enable it (so that I don't screw up the current setup).
I got a notice today about vulnerabilities in apache, and so I upgraded to apache-2.0.39, and now I can put this logo on my pages. It also got rid of the vulnerability, hopefully. I had to do a little tweaking of my httpd.conf file, but I think everything's working ok now. If you find anything that seems broken, let me know.
Oops... I forgot to post last night. Oh well. I have to work today from 15:30 until 00:00. I was worried about not being able to play in this pool tournament that Robin signed us up for, but luckily today we're the off team (so we don't have to play). Last night I actually got ahold of Sam and Rachel and Mikey and I hung out with them for a few hours over at Sam's dad's house in Albuquerque. There's gonna be a wedding rehearsal and a roast at Lyle's on Thursday, and the wedding's on Saturday. I think that about covers it... maybe I'll think of something else and post it from work.
Trying not to stay up late didn't exactly work out as I planned. I got to bed around 05:00, and so missed my first class of the day. I think I'm gonna drop Intro to Psych anyway, so I went ahead and didn't attend that class today, either. I have until July 19th (if I remember correctly) to drop classes, so I should be OK for now. Plan for today: read history homework, write up an outline for today's presentation, go to my 2 remaining classes, ummm... that's about as far as I've come regarding a plan. I'll write again after something actually happens.
No call from Sam. I went to Robin & Mark's house and watched Three Kings and then came home. I've got school tomorrow, so I'm gonna try and not stay up too late (again).
I talked to Antja a few minutes ago from her house in Albuquerque, and she said that Sam was on his way to Albuquerque from Santa Rose and should arrive in ~30 minutes. I told her to have Sam call me (@ home) when he gets in. I hope he gets in soon, while there's still some night to be had. Man, Sam is hard to get ahold of. Update: Robin just called and invited me to hang out at his place and drink some Fosters (I think) and chill. I think I'll wait around a little longer (maybe til ~22:00), and then head over to Rob's and tell Mom to have Sam call Rob if he calls back.
No luck getting ahold of Sam and Rachel. I talked to Antja in Santa Rosa and she said they were staying in Albuquerque at Dr. Brown's house, but there was no answer the few times I tried to call the house. I did have a pretty good time at the graduation party, though. There was tons of good food, enough beer to keep the beer flowing, and people to hang out with (some of whom I knew, and some I didn't). There were so many cowboys and country folk there that after a while you couldn't help but feel like you (being the city slicker) were in the minority. It was kind of odd. At around 21:30 we left the graduation party and headed back into Albuquerque. We hung out with Matt and Brandy for a little bit and then Mikey and Mark picked me up on their way home from work and we went back to Marks house where we hung out some more and had a few more beers. It was a good night of fun, and I didn't get in until 03:30-ish. Mikey crashed out at my house, but he got a ride to work in the morning from Mark (since they worked the same time at the same place). I meant to log something last night when I got home, but I was just too tired to do anything besides pass out. So today... ummm... I don't really have any plans for today, but I'll let you know what happens. Peace be with you.
I'm supposed to go to my cousin Jennifer's graduation party today. She graduated from UNM with a degree in Elementary Education (I think). Her party is tonight from 17:00-20:00. I've been trying to hang out with Sam for the past two days and have been unsuccessful. I hope that I can prove successful tonight (after the graduation party). Word on the street is that there's gonna be a keg at the graduation party, but I don't know if they're gonna tap it before all the old folks leave (grandmas and whatnot). My original plan was to track down Sam before I go to the graduation party, and then hang out with him after I leave the graduation party. I guess I should get on that plan if I expect to complete it tonight. Wish me luck!
Well, my trying to get ahold of Sam turned into being gotten ahold of by Will and Mikey. I went down to Mikeys and met Will, who had rented Batman: Vengeance for the PS2, How High, and Ocean's Eleven (1960). We played Batman for a little while, then Mikey and I went and bought a pizza and some Mountain Dew. When we got back, we watched How High and then Ocean's Eleven. I'd seen How High before, but the original Ocean's Eleven was very good. After all that it was about 02:00, so we all headed home. And here I am.
Good morning. (I know it's not exactly morning by the standard definition, but since I got up about 45 minutes ago it's still morning for me) I didn't read anything last night, I just went to bed after I entered that last blog entry. I think I'll take a shower and try to get ahold of Sam tonight. So if you're looking for me, I might be hanging out with Sam. It seems that Unfurl and bitbitch (on irc at toxic.magnesium.net in channel #whiteboard) are messing around with some crazy bots and just generally being odd. OK, shower time. ;-P
Wow, so I expected to go to lab today, then find Mikey and Sam and hang out (probably at Sam's). But when I got back from lab Robin showed up at my house so I went to Billiard Palace instead and played pool and had food and drinks. After that I went back to Robin's house and hung out with him and his brother Mark until the wee hours (about 15 minutes ago). Now I'm going to read (Starship Troopers) and then sleep.
Sometimes I wish I didn't have to deal with my Dad every morning. I also wish that the bug didn't break down every couple of weeks. I'm starting to get tired of fixing it. Mikey and I saw Mr. Deeds last night, and we invited TJ and Eric, but they were called back at the last minute because Dave wanted his car back, even though he didn't use it. Sometimes he requests things that are a major inconvenience for you to provide and only benefit him slightly, if at all. The thing that sucks is that if you don't do these things, he'll usually get pissed off. I need to move out of my parents house and get my own place, I think. This is the simplest solution I can think of for this problem, besides never getting pissed off that he asks you to make huge sacrifices for trivial little things. Ponder on that, would ya?
Today I actually made it to school on time! I was impressed, anyway. I think later today Mikey and I are going to a screening of Mr Deeds. He got some free passes through his workplace, so why not take advantage of it? I'll let you know how it was once I've seen it. Oh, and if anyone wants to join me on this blog, drop me a line and I'll hook you up. I guess that's about all for now... Peace.
I guess it's been a productive day so far... I installed a new 80GB hard drive in my parent's win98 box, picked up Mikey from work, picked up a check from Mikey, went out to dinner with my dad, and now I'm just messing around on the 'net. Well, it felt like I did a lot of stuff in any case.
Well, I ended up going to my last class of the day (ENG 206F - Lit: Sci. Fi.) and then driving around with Mikey and Will trying to figure out something to do. We went to O'Niell's and had a sandwich and a McEwans Scotch Ale. Then we drove up to the dollar theater, but they didn't have anything we were interested in waiting around for. Finally, we decided to rent some movies from Hastings and watch them over at Mikey's. We got The Wash, one of the more recent Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre movies, and a Korean film that I can't remember the name of at the moment. The Wash was pretty much what I expected, and the other film was very good, but I was starting to get a headache by the end of it. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I wasn't waiting to go home and go to bed for the last 15 minutes or so. There were some trailers at the beginning of The Wash for movies I'd like to check out. I figure if I don't write them down somewhere, I'll forget what they were and probably never see them, so here they are: The Rules of Attraction and Rancid Aluminum. Anyway, I'd better get a shower and figure out what I'm gonna do today so I don't feel totally unproductive. Talk to you soon.
Oops. I was supposed to go to classes today. I guess that was a lost cause. I acidentally stayed up until approx. 05:00 (GMT -07:00) last night (or this morning, whichever you prefer) and as a result was unable to wake up and go to classes on time. Since I missed my first class, it wasn't very hard to miss the next two classes. So here it is like 16:30-ish and I'm only now getting up to shower and go to class (the only one remaining today). I know, I know, I shouldn't do this, but it's just so easy to do. Maybe someone has some suggestions that they'll tell me about.
I worked today from 15:00 to 21:00 at MCI. It was easy-- all I had to so was sit there and watch people go in and out of the building. I looked at laptops on the web, since I've been wanting a laptop of my very own recently. I went so far as to ask Sony whether I could get a discount on their VAIO line of laptops if they didn't put any software on it. They politely said, "We don't sell our laptops without software. Go somewhere else if that's what you want, you freak!" Maybe I shouldn't have told them I wanted to put Linux or FreeBSD on it. Oh well... Someday I'll have my own laptop that I can play with.
I started this blog today... I'm not sure what I'll use it for, but I'd never used blogger before, so I figured "Why not? Let's give it a try" Update: I've decided to use this as a place for me to rant about whatever I feel like.