**How can you care?** 'Because I choose to.' **You make it sound so simple.** 'That's because it is simple. Hard sometimes, but simple.'

Thursday, December 30, 2004

The South-East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami blog - Lots of information here.

Tsunami Relief - gathered by Google, who are real good and finding things. ;-)

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Right now, the estimates are at 80,000 dead and climbing hourly. Here's a list of places you can donate money to help.

The Red Cross
UNICEF (be patient, their server seems to be overloaded)
CARE (I gave them $25)
Doctors Without Borders (again, be patient with their server)

If you know of any other organization, please put it in the comments.

Saturday, December 25, 2004


I might have 2 - 5 inches (INCHES!!!) of snow on the ground by tomorrow noon.

*goes off to hibernate for a few days*

Friday, December 24, 2004

Computer is back up and running now... just have to install 10,000 things.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Oh, and to make my day that much better, the arthritis doctor called and said he doesn't see anything in my test results that told him why my back was hurting, so he's sending a letter to my doctor telling him to send me to an orthopedic doctor.
Thanks to something in one of the Windows updates I downloaded yesterday morning, my home computer is hosed.

Now I get to spend my holiday vacation formatting the hard drive and reinstalling everything.

Fucking Microsoft...

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

How sweet. I'm came back from eating my lunch to find that someone left a chunk of decent-quality chocolate on my desk. No note, just an offering to the IT Goddess. ;-)

Friday, December 17, 2004

Between screen caps of evil Kadaj smirking at me and wallpaper of Sephiroth and his bitter smile, I am SO not going to live to see "Advent Children" with anything that remotely resembles sanity...

Thursday, December 16, 2004

I do believe that one speaks for itself.
After laying down in a puddle of cat pee last night, Sephiroth has gone back to the Lexington County Animal Shelter to be tested for infection, then will go on to Project Pet, a no-kill place, to be advertised as for houses with no other pets.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

My virutal model

My results. Fairly accurate, if missing lots of scars and about 18 inches of hair. ;-)

Thursday, December 09, 2004

I hate my body.

It has betrayed me. It had turned into something in the last 10 years that is completely other from what it was in the nearly 20 before that. Before, I was strong for a woman, barely sick, capable of climbing trees and out-fighting a boy.

Now it takes a week or more to recover from a small stomach virus. My arthitis rides me like Hell's own bitch. Food is barely tolerated, and sometimes when it is it attacks my pouch with a vegence I can't explain.

I cannot leave now... I still have obligations laid on me. But, I swear, some days...

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

I've looked in two different mirrors, in two different kinds of light, and I'm pretty sure the bangs that I'm growing out are coming in with a lot fo silver and grey.

But then, considering how sick I've been over the last month, it wouldn't surprise me if my whole damn head turns that way.

And no, I won't color it. Puh-leeze. First off, I'd never find anything to match my color. Secondly, I shudder to think how many bottles of dye it would take to color my whole head.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Oh, and PS: I think my Dell DJ MP3 player died. :-p
Nationwide is not on my side... they only want to give me $220 or so to replace and repair the garage.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

My garage door pulled itself apart last night.


When I get a chance, I'll put up the pictures. Insurance adjuster is coming, and my car is missing it's passenger side mirror.

I'm OK.

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

I present to you, Sephiroth the cat:

She may be mine soon. I think.

Monday, November 29, 2004

FINALLY, Blogger lets me back in... three more:

Sorry for the spam
But this is the only thing
Keeping me awake

Lawyers kill many
Innocent trees in persuit
Of the next paycheck

Burned rubber smell makes
An already unpleasant
Evening that much worse
Two more...

Boredom reigns supreme
Then frantic typing occurs
Until calm returns

Two foot long brown braid
Follow the path of pain down
And touches my hips
Back pain unending
Will I ever have relief?
Not in this lifetime

Haikus are fun. ;-)
Here's a haiku I wrote...

Overtime is fun
Except when the lawyers here
Are fucking clueless

Thank you, I'll be here for another 4 hours...

Sunday, November 28, 2004

It's a bit noisy in my house this morning... Sephiroth is mewing her little high-pitched mews, Goldeneye is giving that deep chesty growl, and Kahvi is making her war cries.

If they're not careful, they're all going to be reminded as to who the top cat in this little group REALLY is... *grumble*

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Ta-dah! Here's everyone in my immediate family.

Back row: Me, Dad, Mom
Front row: Chele (sister-in-law) with Caleb (3), Martin (older half-brother) with Joshua (4), Becca (little sister) with TJ (2 Sunday), JR (brother-in-law) with Raven (7)

We last took a picture like this 3 years ago, when Caleb was brand new, so it's nice to have an update.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Mom talked me into fostering a cat for a couple of weeks. The cat is quite aloof, with long white hair and bright green eyes.

Yes, I named her Sephiroth. Ya'll know my obsessions. ;-)

As soon as she feels comfortable enough with her surroundings to not crouch on the floor when I come in (she's very people shy), I'll take a couple of pictures.

Goldeneye, however, is being an incredibly butt about the whole thing, and is about to spend the damn day in the bathroom. :-p

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Boredom and rage are not a good combo.

Somedays, I just can't deal with smarmy internet brats who think they since they've had a computer for a year, they know everything.

Friday, November 19, 2004

What else to do, being home sick for the second day with flu-like symptoms?

Watch Cowboy BeBop, of course...

Best. Opening. Music. EVAH~! In fact, all the music I've heard so far in 1 1/2 episodes is awesome. Must go add it to my Amazon wishlist.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Me in my Jake Delhomme jersey, with Harlequin (the smallest of the kittens Mom is fostering).

Sunday, November 14, 2004

OK, links updated.

Nothing much else right now.

Friday, November 12, 2004

Starting some editing of the story I wrote last month. Minor stuff for now... put in a couple of notes, take one out, tweak up some dialoge. I need to completely re-do the beginning, I'll work on that later.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

I really need to weed out and re-do my links... I'll work on that this weekend.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

The good news is that my bone density is great.

The bad news is that my back is completely under attack by arthritis.

I've got a couple of samples to look up and try, while waiting to see when the arthritis docs can see me.
Sorry, friends... I'm doing OK this morning, but then I took a Vicodin last night before bed, so we'll see if the pain comes back when that stuff wears off.

Yesterday was back pain, shoulder pain, lots of pain. I've been told not to take much Advil because it could tear up my stomach/pouch, and I'd rather not have problems in that department. But I'm beginning to think I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to dealing with this. I'm either going to be in pain, or I'm going to have an upset stomach/pouch.

Monday, November 08, 2004

5 hours and a call-back later, I have a 9am appointment tomorrow.
Should I call the doctor again? It's been almost 3 hours...
I'm sitting here, waiting to see if the 2 Advil I just took will take away enough of the pain in my back so I can sit comfortably.

I'll work in pain... but if I can't even sit in a chair, I sure can't work.

Friday, November 05, 2004

I am so fucking tired of working for people who forget me or ignore me all the time.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Went to vote. The law firm said we could take a paid hour to do it, and my boss said to go. I probably stood in line for a little over an hour before getting up to my touch-screen thing. The part that took the longest for a lot of people was the 6 constitutional amendments/bond referendums/etc. The screen had rather small type, and I can see the older folks having problems reading it. But there were also a lot of people of all ages saying they were first-time voters, so that was good.
People are talking about 1 1/2 - 2+ hour waits in line before being able to vote.

I won't get in line until around 5pm. I may be there until 9pm, the rate things are going. ;-)
If you're an American, PLEASE GO VOTE TODAY!

Even if you don't like Bush or Kerry, there's a good handful of third party candidates out there. Hell, write in your mother's name, or your brother's name, or anyone you know who's over 35 and born in America who can do their own math and think independently on occasion.

Then don't forgot all the little local elections. All of them. There's a ton of them, believe me, don't skip them. I know I have a senator, a representative, a state senator, a state respresentative, a sheriff, and a school board to re-elect.

Do feel free to throw all the bums out. My local sheriff, who likes to ignore most of the gang problem? He's gone. New senator? You'll excuse me if I don't vote for the local Republican moron who says gays and single parents shouldn't be teachers. School board? While I don't have kids, my siblings' kids will be going to school around here, and they're the ones who will be taking care of my as I get old.

You're damn right I pay attention. If you don't, don't come back and whine, I'll just smack you into the next millenium.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Me as Sephiroth:

Enjoy. :-p

Sunday, October 31, 2004


Forgot to set the clock back.

Friday, October 29, 2004

Forgot the damn USB cable for the digital camera. I'll put pictures up tonight or tomorrow morning, sorry.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

:: how jedi are you? ::

*falling over and dying laughing* He's been the best part of that awful prequal trilogy, I swear.

Saturday, October 23, 2004

I really should know better than get drunk and watch the "Suteki da ne" scene in FF X...
Surgeon General Says No Shortage of Flu Vaccine

Is this where I start up the "Bullshit" chant?

Drank saké. Damn cheap swill from the local hibachi place. Leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

*rumaging thru fridge*

Ah, this is good for removing bad tastes... Jim Bean Whiskey.

See ya later. ;-)

Friday, October 22, 2004

Deaf kids struggling to pass English

One thing that caught me in here is a sentence saying, "Experts say the average deaf child isn't introduced to English until age 6, upon entering school."

So these kids don't read? They don't have parents willing to sit down and sign out a book to them, like I sit down and read a book to Raven?

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

I'm tired, but it's not the kind of afternoon tiredness a cup of coffee will fix.

The arthritis I was diagnosed with 17 years ago is slowly but surely creeping up my back, and I'm tired because I have been in varying degrees of much pain for the last 3 hours.

I get the feeling this is going to be a "Go home and take a vicodin" night...

Saturday, October 16, 2004

You are Vincent...
You are VINCENT. Remember to clean the cobwebs off
your coffin once in a while- first impressions
are lasting!

What Final Fantasy VII character are you?
brought to you by Quizilla

Not sure how I got that one. :-p

Friday, October 15, 2004

I've got that restless-brain boredom that always makes work hell.

I can't read the books I brought. Can't concentrate on the Mah-Jonng I have on here. My thoughts scatter when I try to write.

Not sure what I need.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

And, of course, my brain won't let me calm down. :-p

No, I'm not editing right away. I may wait until I see "Advent's Children", I don't know, it depends on when they release it.

And I'm not writing a sequal yet. So there.

Hopefully I'll dream in the next few nights and have something new to try.
September 13th to October 12th.

28,077 words.


*lights up a virtual cigarette* Well, that was good for me.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Whoa. Somehow, in the last 20 minutes, I blew past the 25,000 word count.

Got about half that weekend list done.

Saturday, October 09, 2004

So far, I've only accomplished #1 and #14. I r suxor. :-p

Friday, October 08, 2004

Things to do this weekend:

1) Massive grocery/home shopping at Wal-Mart
2) Work on armor for costume
3) See how sword is coming along
4) Clean up yard
5) Clean up house
6) Go visit my boss's church (I get a free lunch out of it)
7) Play Demon Stone
8) Watch "Blade Runner"
9) Take pictures of Sophie, the silver Persian I'll be fostering
10) Wash comforter AGAIN
11) Get snug-sack out of the closet for use while I'm on the computer
12) Drink saké
13) Write
14) Fix my brother's computer

Thursday, October 07, 2004

I don't want to be here.

It's not really because of work, it's been quiet today and it'll be mostly silent tomorrow, since the lawyers are leaving today for a retreat and a lot of secretaries will take most of tomorrow off for the State Fair.

It's not the writing... I'm cruising along (23,621 words!), getting ready for the final showdown.

It's because I started a new game this morning, and I want to go back to it. Final Fantasy IV. I loved the 20 minutes or so I got to mess with it this morning, and I wanna go spend a few more hours on it.

I just know I'm not going to have a lot of time this weekend to mess with it, or even start on Demon Stone. I've got too much other stuff to do.

I've somehow got almost 6 days of leave. Don't ask me where they came from, I was 3 days in the hole back in May. I may have to use one in the not too distant future...

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Since Kahvi is sitting nicely in my lap for the moment, I'll go though my Amazon Gold Box instead of getting up. Yes, I am that lazy.

All-Clad Stainless Roti Pan $233.74
- EXCUSE ME?!?!?

14k Yellow and White Gold 7mm Woven Bracelet, 7.25" $180.00
- Good grief...

Terminator 3: War of the Machines $17.99
- FPS based in the Terminator world... next...

Spiegelau Authentis Collection Burgundy Wine Glasses, Set of 6 $46.74
- Oh yeah, for all those wine and cheese parties I host.

Batplane with 5" Figure $7.98
- That's kinda neat. If my nephews were older, I might think about it.

The Haunted Mansion (Widescreen Edition) $23.48
- No, no, and did I mention no?

Warmrails Kensington Towel Warmer and Drying Rack, Satin Nickel $106.24
- Now that might be neat... it gets cold in my house because my windows need replacing.

Powermatic 1791228K 64 Left Tilt with 50" Accu-Fence, Table, and Legs $899.99
- I think Dad's already got something like that out in the garage.

The Best of Friends, Vol. 1-2 $28.33
- *makes gagging noises*

Le Creuset 10-Inch Square Skillet Grill, Blue $76.49
- OK, why in God's name would I pay that much for ONE skillet???


Tuesday, October 05, 2004

User: I've talked to Bill and Sandra, and you're the third person to try this.
Me: OK. (fixes header problems in 60 second or less)
User: I should've just talked to you first.

*big grin*
Yesterday, I got barely over 500 words out. 500 words that had to be drug out, kicking and screaming, to put on the page. 500 words that literally took 6 hours to put down. I'd write a sentence then have to walk away from it in order to figure out the next sentence.

Today, 404 words in 30 minutes. Now the images flow. Now I'm not scared to get to the ending.

And, of course, now is when Delphi has gone completely dead, to the point you can't even get into the Members forum to look for updates on the problem that started yesterday. And people pay for that crap? (sorry, C4S gang, I know most of y'all have)

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Xenosaga is outta here. Any game that cheats you out of turns in battle worse than FF X-2 gets sent back. I have no patience to start over AGAIN. I'll go find a script on the web and read it.

Friday, October 01, 2004

Just broke the 20,000 word barrier. :-)

Thursday, September 30, 2004

I hate catching stomach bugs, which is something I do all too often.

It's the low-grade nausea that gets me the worst. By the end of the day I'm like, "Look, either throw up or go away, this constantly thinking about it shit has got to go."


Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Geez, Blogger's being a bitch about letting me in this evening... I went and checked my friend's blogs to make sure it wasn't completely down.


Over 17,000 words, if I'm remembering the count from earlier today. It's been slow since this weekend, mostly because of work rage issues. But I got back into it today, and only stopped because I needed to think more carefully about how to craft an important scene. Two things needs to happen, then a big thing, then all hell breaks lose and doesn't let up, if I've got this right.

Meanwhile, I have a 12-track soundtrack for this thing. ;-) Music helps me write. Hell, it was the lyrics to "Whisper" that started this thing in the first place. It's not finished, I don't think... I'll have to see what grabs me as I'm writing.

Sunday, September 26, 2004

I Am A: Chaotic Good Elf Ranger Bard

Chaotic Good characters are independent types with a strong belief in the value of goodness. They have little use for governments and other forces of order, and will generally do their own things, without heed to such groups.

Elves are the eldest of all races, although they are generally a bit smaller than humans. They are generally well-cultured, artistic, easy-going, and because of their long lives, unconcerned with day-to-day activities that other races frequently concern themselves with. Elves are, effectively, immortal, although they can be killed. After a thousand years or so, they simply pass on to the next plane of existance.

Primary Class:
Rangers are the defenders of nature and the elements. They are in tune with the Earth, and work to keep it safe and healthy.

Secondary Class:
Bards are the entertainers. They sing, dance, and play instruments to make other people happy, and, frequently, make money. They also tend to dabble in magic a bit.

Solonor Thelandria is the Chaotic Good elven god of archery and the hunt. He is also known as the Keen Eye, the Great Archer, and the Forest Hunter. His followers respect nature, and only hunt when needed, but are quick to defend the forest from intruders. Their favorite weapon is the bow, and they tend to be extremely talented with it. Solonor Thelandria's symbol is an arrow with green fletchings.

Find out What D&D Character Are You?, courtesy ofNeppyMan (e-mail)

Friday, September 24, 2004

I must be iron deprived today or something... had beef teriaky in a bag for breakfast, and now I want a big roast beef sub for lunch. I'm also gnawing on my lips, which isn't a good sign.

Oh well, feed it. It's not like I eat more than two meals a day normally anyways.
No football this weekend... Panthers have an off-week, and the Redskins get to whoops up on the SuckBoys Monday.

Need to find gloves and bracelets for the costume.

Dad says we need to go to Lowe's to look at options for making the shoulder armor.

Local festival Saturday, those can be fun to go wander around in. Might do it in the jeans/boots/bodysuit combo I'm using for the costume.

Also must figure a way to strap my chest down without it being too obvious. Duct tape would work, but it might remove them when I take it off. ;-)
"Also, it has been confirmed that Advent Children will be released in Japan some time 2004."
From Advent Children.net

*squeeing* OhmyGod ohmyGod... just slap some subtitles on it and released it here by Christmas, I'll be a very very very happy woman.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Meh. I hate writing fight scenes. I'm either micro-managing to the point of stupidity, or I'm glossing over, "they were getting their asses kicked until Cid did a limit break and my character does a Sephiroth impersonation and the monster falls over dead". There's got to be a happy medium somewhere.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

10,090 words. Finally got down one thing straight in my head, to go back and edit earlier stuff later. Still got a long way to go.

Monday, September 20, 2004

8,706 words. That's 2600 more than Friday. About 2000 of them today.
I think I'm going to be ill.

Remember I said that Friday I was busy with viruses and spyware? One of the lawyer's whose computer I cleaned off is now screaming because I uninstalled his screen savers.

Guess what I have to do now?

Go find the goddamn screen savers again.

Friday, September 17, 2004

6,100 + words to get to the end of part 1. Damn.

Been a busy day at work, I've gotten barely 600 words done. But when the server crashes and the spyware/virsuses keep piling up, you have to do that first.
Wanna know how hard the wind is blowing? A direct gust onto my window on the 12th floor FLEXED THE GLASS.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Holy crap, almost 2000 words so far today. Yesterday was slow because I was bridging the gap between two big scenes. Today I've gotten out one big revelation and I'm slowly crafting the other.

And ignoring the internal editor. She'll learn eventually. ;-)
From Slashdot - "Square Enix is finally answering the prayers of thousands of FF7 fans with a side-story PS2 game called "Dirge of Cereberus: Final Fantasy VII." Not much is known yet - the game focuses on the character Vincent, it's set one year after the upcoming movie, Advent Children, and it's early in development as of now - but this is sure to be a hot topic amongst fans and critics of the series alike."

WOOOOO!!! YAY!!!!! *doing manic happy dance*

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Little over 900 words today. Slow stretch, because I didn't like the words. They sounded stupid. But I kept writing them anyway.

*cackling like a mad woman*
You wanna know how bad Ivan is?

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

I seem to write more in the morning. After about 2pm or so, I'm too distracted by work or whatever has happened during the day to keep up.

But still, 6 pages is great.

“Well, do we do now?” Cid asked, eyeballing his ship. “Keep heading north?”

I'll let you know soon.
2,725 words. Which means I've more than doubled what I've written yesterday. And I'm still figuring out what's going on as I'm going along.

Monday, September 13, 2004

1,333 words in a day. Sephiroth doesn't let go easy. :-p
Catch me as I fall
Say you're here and it's all over now
Speaking to the atmosphere
No one's here and I fall into myself
This truth drives me into madness
I know I can stop the pain if I will it all away
If I will it all away

Don't turn away
Don't give in to the pain
Don't try to hide
Though they're screaming your name
Don't close your eyes
God knows what lies behind them
Don't turn out the light
Never sleep, never die

I'm frightened by what I see
But somehow I know that there's much more to come
Immobilized by my fear
And soon to be blinded by tears
I can stop the pain if I will it all away
If I will it all away


Fallen angels at my feet
Whispered voices at my ear
Death before my eyes
Lying next to me I fear
She beckons me shall I give in
Upon my end shall I begin
Forsaking all I've fallen for I rise to meet the end

(chorus x3)

"Whisper", Evanescence

Dawn, you asked which was my favorite song? This one. Sephi and Cloud and Jenova are warring in my head to this. I'm writing. :-)

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Superman: We should form a group
Flash: You mean like a bunch of Superfriends?
I: almost fall off the couch laughing

Justice League RULES. I need more of this, yesterday.
Trying for the THIRD time to get this posted

Sorry for the delay... with the typhoon-like weather, I've been too busy with other stuff to put this DragonCon report up. :-p

It's been a long time since I've woken up and been out the door before dawn. Seeing Orion hanging over my head made me smile... he's always keeping an eye on me. I drove and Janice slept until Augusta, when we got breakfast. Those Banana/Macadamia nut pancakes at IHOP are AWESOME!! Couple more hours on the road, then downtown Atlanta.

I could easily learn to hate downtown Atlanta.

Finally found someplace to park where we could still see the Hyatte/Mariott where the convention was taking place. Figured out the automatic ticket-giving system wasn't taking money, so I used my debit card. Gave the bum who helped us out with the machine a $5 for his trouble and his rap/poem.

We go to register. By the end of registration, we're convinced we need to do the whole thing next year. We head up to the vendors. First booth I find is for Renderosity, a company that does figures for a fee. They have a drawing for free software. Who can turn down free software?

I go wandering around while Janice goes in search of her current favorite author. I drool over the tons of anime, anime soundtracks, game soundtracks, swords, clothing, etc. I also spend $10 on a Bahumut or Yojimbo T-Shirt (wish I could find pics, sorry) that's 3 sizes too big, but manage to restrain myself. More wandering around. Spend $4 on a poster of Sephiroth from FF VII: Advent's Children. I need it for my Halloween costume, I tell myself.

Janice finds me. "Ray Park is here." Me: "WHERE?!?!?!" We go downstairs. Crazy line, but we meet:

Craig, the guy who played Haldir Very nice guy.
Sala, the guy who played a few orcs and Sauron Very very funny guy. He took one of Craig's promo pics and doodled on it.
The kid who played young Boba Fett My, has he grown up.
Ray Park, God among men. Turns me into a blithering fangirl. Janice is much embarassed.

Wander around some more, pick up about half a dozen business cards and such. Go sit in on what's supposed to be a thing about Star Wars Episode III, but is mostly about everything but. We leave early to get some lunch. Alternately roll our eyes and shake our head at what some are (not) wearing in public. But there are some really good ones, including a dead-on Rikku from FF X-2 that causes second bout of public embarassment for poor Janice (I was a little loud in trying to greet the girl).

I go to meet Jacqueline Carey (OOOH! Imriel books soon!), but it's a panel of talking heads and I don't get to talk to her. Janice tried to get in on a Craig thing, but it was too crowded and they wouldn't let her in. We then try to go watch Tom Savini do a thing about FX in the movies, but that's also crowded with rude people who stand in front of us sitting people.

So we go back to the vendors. I spend $10 on a print by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law called Dragon Knot, and she is sweet enough to sign it. :-) I will get a frame for this and put it above my creating table in my home office, next to the Sephiroth poster that's already hung.

I don't win the software. *sniff* We go home. I quickly regret not having Advil, as my arthritis reminds me that standing and walking for 8 hours is NOT a good thing.

But it was worth it. See you there next year!

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

The remnents of Frances are giving me fits. Mom called 20 minutes ago because of a Tornado WARNING. We're under a watch until later this afternoon, and it's supposed to get worse before it gets better.

I'm hanging in there. Debating on the merits of going to work.

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Heading to DragonCon for the day.

Not going to talk about yesterday. :-p

Saturday, September 04, 2004

*shoos Frances away*

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

From an interview with Carlos Santana, over on CNN.com

A: I don't really feel too good about asking anyone to vote at this time because I basically don't have faith in either one of the two parties. I would like it better if we had a woman president, seven of them, instead of one. ... American Indian, Mexican, Irish, African-American. We need seven women to really represent the United States more from an integrity perspective.

I love this man. ;-)
Pale September
I wore the time like a dress that year
The autumn days swung soft around me
Like cotton on my skin

"Pale September", Fiona Apple

All misty morning as the month gently rolls in. 9 days to my birthday, and so far the weather is right on schedule.
According to my local news station, I have a 50% chance of getting hit by Frances this weekend.

Needless to say, I'll be heading to Wal-Mart after work for stuff: kitty litter, extra cat food, batteries, maybe even a jug or two of water. Maybe powdered tea. I'd rather be safe than sorry.

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Ya know, if it was me, a server that ABENDed 3 times on 3 business days in a row might just get pulled out of production until a thorough VREPAIR could be run.

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Hurricane watch on SC coast

The bad thing is that these things are starting to form out of nowhere... this one suddenly started up Friday, and has just wandered around off of the Charleston cost. Oh well, we need the rain...

Saturday, August 28, 2004

I really should go the library and volunteer, but I don't think I will.

Panthers vs. Patriots again tonight. Gotta stock up for that.

Friday, August 27, 2004

Peter said to him...
... "What is the sin of this world?"
The Teacher answered:
"There is no sin.
It is you who make sin exist,
when you act according to the habits
of your corrupted nature;
this is where sin lies."

The Gospel of Mary Magdelene, page 7, lines 11 - 19

No wonder the Church doesn't like this gospel. ;-)

Thursday, August 26, 2004

You are Athena

You are the goddess of knowledge and war.

You are very smart, but you have a hot temper.

Which Greek Goddess Are You?

More Great Quizzes from Quiz Diva

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Thankfully, the more-complicated-than-they-really-should-be overtime laws do not take away my overtime.

Why they have to make laws about overtime, much less ones that take 6 hour training sessions to figure out, is beyond me.

(posting again, since it keeps not showing up when I look at my blog)

Oh, and I've blown out another set of speakers... I'm rough on them, I know.

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Singing love songs to 20 pound cats is something I highly recommend. They love you unconditionally, and let everyone know it by covering you in gold fur.

Friday, August 20, 2004

Which random kitten picture are you
You are:
This QuickKwiz by lebowski - Taken 44949 Times.
New - COOL Dating Tips and Romance Advice!

Thursday, August 19, 2004

I think part of my problem is that I'm bored. I'm stuck in FF VIII, in the part where Laguna has to use the gunblade to beat up the dragon. It's moving too fast and the controller is responding too slowly. I tried Xenosaga, but if I want to watch an anime I'll watch one; I wanted to play a game.

I'm not sure what I need right now, other than a swift kick somewhere.

Monday, August 16, 2004


All of a sudden, an anmie disc that I had in the middle of my list suddenly was not available until later this month, so they took it out of my list. My perfectly organized list. Now I have to re-organize and re-number the thing from 272 to 491.

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Well, except for a massive migraine by 5pm, came out OK. Lots of rain, and some downed limbs, but nothing else.

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Went and donated blood this morning, because the supply is so low. 1 pint in less than 6 minutes. ;-)

Back home because the sky keeps getting dark.
Been doing some plotting on Charley. I *THINK* we're going to get lucky, altho I'm not sure about the Myrtle Beach area.

Woke up with a hell of a headache, tho.

Friday, August 13, 2004

From CNN.com - Charley as powerful as Hugo, which killed 82 people and caused $7 billion in damage in 1989

OK, that I really didn't want to see.

Another bad thing is that it looks like it's going to romp across Florida and head into the Atlantic ocean, right down by the SC/GA border. I could still be in trouble if that thing decides to turn in. Charleston is about fucked either way.
Julia Childs has died.

I remember watching her show on PBS growing up. She was incredibly tall, before osteroperosis shrunk her. Rest in peace.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

The calm between storms right now. My ears are still sore from the air pressure drop. No power loss yet here at work, but it's a 50/50 chance of me having power when I get home.
The shit is about to hit the fan. I am 3 minutes away from a completely severe unfucking cool thunderstorm. I'm watching this come out from my office window.

See ya on the other side.
There's a tornado about 30 miles NE of me.
Added the Sesame Street levels of terror. ;-)

And hey, I apologized for calling Alex little. I did!

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Looks like I'll be getting hit twice in the next week from the tropics. Bonnie will be here tomorrow, and Charlie won't be too far behind.

Joy and rapture.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Stand up
You've got to manage
I won't sympathize

And if you complain once more
You'll meet an army of me
And if you complain once more
You'll meet an army of me

You're alright
There's nothing wrong
Self-sufficience, please!
And get to work


You're on your own now
We won't save you
Your rescue-squad
Is too exhausted

(chorus twice)

Bjork's accent makes this all the more bitter. I have several people I could send this to, but won't.
Updated some links.

Monday, August 09, 2004

You're Virginia!

Part of the old school, you like both historical sites and crazy
amusement parks. You like saying the word Commonwealth but couldn't really explain the concept or how it applies to your life. You like five-sided shapes, five-cent pieces, and possibly anything else having to do with the number five. Every now and then, you discard chaff from yourself that you just don't feel you need. And since you've been wondering... yes, there is a Santa Claus.

Take the State Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

the United Nations!

Most people think you're ineffective, but you are trying to
completely save the world from itself, so there's always going to be a long
way to go.  You're always the one trying to get friends to talk to each
other, enemies to talk to each other, anyone who can to just talk instead of
beating each other about the head and torso.  Sometimes it works and sometimes
it doesn't, and you get very schizophrenic as a result.  But your heart
is in the right place, and sometimes also in New York.

Take the Country
at the Blue Pyramid

Got this from Kurt's blog:

You're Siddhartha!

by Hermann Hesse

You simply don't know what to believe, but you're willing to try
anything once. Western values, Eastern values, hedonism and minimalism, you've spent
some time in every camp. But you still don't have any idea what camp you belong in.
This makes you an individualist of the highest order, but also really lonely. It's
time to chill out under a tree. And realize that at least you believe in

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Our government is fucked
Sure to bring us down
The media incites civil unrest
Hatred can bring you down

I don't want your war!
We don't need your war!

Ice T raps it best.

Friday, August 06, 2004

Day from hell here... can I go home now? 50+ calls in 4 hours sucks ass. Network guys who are assholes suck ass.

I need kitten wuv. I need vodka. I need sleep.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

OK, will someone go to Amazon.com and buy me The Last Samurai soundtrack? Pretty please?

And to the anonymous who reminded me of Shane (SHANE! Babe! Please quit the WWE and come to Wildside! They'll let you do the Vertebreaker!) - Um, I remember watching Shane, in tights and even in those 3 Count pants... Shane is not a little anything, believe me. ;-)

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

"Alex grew to a Category 2 hurricane this morning, hugging the Carolina coast with 100 mph winds. Forecasters said that as of 11 a.m. EDT, the storm was about 40 miles south-southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and was moving northeast at 15 mph. Forecasters say any motion to the left could bring the center of Alex over the Outer Banks. "
(from CNN.com)

OK, I'm sorry! I apologize for calling you little!
Note to self: do NOT insult trpoical storms by calling them little! This thing gained 40MPH in 24 hours. :-p

OK, Why the fuck won't blogger let me use an img tag? GRRRRR....

Monday, August 02, 2004

What is it with some Southern woman that they are convinced they can't do anything?

In order to uninstall and reinstall GroupWise, you install the cleaning program, run it, then run the GroupWise install. Everything is automatic, all you do it click "Yes" and "Start".

Her response? "I'll probably blow the damn thing up."

Well, yeah, with that attitude, you probably will. :-p
Tam, no, we will not get swept to Oz (or Spira, damnit) with little Alex. But it was a much-needed kick in the butt that said, "HEY, DUMBASS, remember that big ocean over there?!?!?"

I need to get to the beach. :-)

Sandra will be on vacation this week, which means works will actually be quite tolerable.

Sunday, August 01, 2004

QuickVote over on CNN.com is asking, "What do you think of the color-coded terror alert level?" Answer are "It's scary", "It's reassuring", and "It's confusing".

How about, "It's stupid", "It's useless", and "It's a complete waste of my time"?

.....At 11 p.m. EST on Saturday, Tropical Depression #1 was located at 31.4 N and 78.9 W. This places the center about 115 miles southeast of Charleston, SC. It was moving north-northwest at 8 mph with maximum sustained winds of up to 30 mph.

Good grief, where did this thing come from?!?!? Guess I need to start watching the local news more often.
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At work or in school: I work best by myself. I like to focus on my ideas until my desire for understanding is satisfied. I am easily bored if the subject holds no interest to me. Sometimes, it is hard for me to set priorities because so many things are of interest.
With friends: I may seem reserved. Although my thoughts and feelings run deep, I am uneasy with frequent displays of emotion. I enjoy people who are interesting and of high integrity.
With family: I am probably seen as a loner because I like a lot of private time to think. Sometimes, I find family activities boring and have difficulty following family rules that don't make sense to me. I show love by spending time with my family and sharing ideas and interests.

Saturday, July 31, 2004

I swear to you, the previous post had something in it when I posted it Friday afternoon. It was anti-Bush, so the government must've censored it. Oh well.

Kingdom Hearts is getting sold back. I am sick and tired of the goddamn camera behaving incredibly badly. I've given it enough chances to not suck. :-p

Did a lot today... 3 1/2 hours at the library, grocery shopping, watched The Last Samurai and cried like a baby. Good stuff. Nothing to do tomorrow, which is nice.

Friday, July 30, 2004

Nope.  No.  Not.  Done with.  Over.  Goodbye.  See ya.

Looking back, there wasn't much nice about him, or us. 

Thursday, July 29, 2004

zoom zoom

OK, someone tell me why it's such a pain in the ass to uninstall Outlook Express? *grumble*

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

I’m desperate at my desk if I could just get the rest,
Of this shit off my chest, again, stuck in this slum,
Cant think of nothing, fuck I’m stumped,
But wait here comes something,
Nope, it’s not good enough, scribble it out, new pad,
Crinkle it up and throw that shit out,
I’m fizzling now thought I had figured it out...

"Run, Rabbit, Run" Eminem

This is what it feels like right now, trying to write some stuff.  It sucks ass.  It took me 20 minutes to compose an email to someone.
More adventures in home security systems.

I call ADT to cancel my account with them, since I've found a local place that is $20 cheaper a month.  The first person transfers me to a second one, who starts reading off of her cue card.

"Our accounting system is down, and won't be back up until next week."

NEXT WEEK?!?  Excuse fucking me?!?  What the fuck kind of system is down for a WEEK?!?!?

I get a fax number.  I am SO out of there...

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

 I need to clean up some of the virtual clutter in my life.  I need to ask Jeremy if he's ever going to wrestle again.  I need to kill the Corner of Insanity, since I don't have a need to work on it.  I need to talk to Janice about the Tribute page, since we haven't worked on it since the end of last year.  I need to just delete Dem's page, since he hasn't talked to me about it in month.  I need to get rid of what's not necessary, because I don't need the nagging guilt in the back of my head.

Monday, July 26, 2004

I've read the first bit of the 9/11 Comission's report.  Despite what my boss said ("Completely partison", he snarled), so far it's been nothing but a very damning recitation of facts.  Nearly everyone got caught with their pants around their ankles, and the amount of wrong information that floated around the FAA is appalling.  More as I have time to print out and read more, it's 585 pages.

HOLY SHIT, it's Dark Phoenix!

Sunday, July 25, 2004

"Bourne Supremacy" ROCKS. Excellent movie. Go see it. Makes sure it kills "Catwoman" dead this weekend. ;-)

So far this morning I have taken a shower, done the grocery shopping, changed the cat pans, and helped Mom weed out my garden. It's one of those days when I have a ton of energy and no appetite. I figure I'll call in a pizza when the places all open at noon.

Friday, July 23, 2004

Added my pitifully small list of DVDs to the links on the left.  Just for fun.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004


*adds them to the queue*

I'll move them up when they are actually released next week.
I think I forgot to mention I beat FF VII over the weekend.  I absolutely love the open-ended ending. 

This morning, I popped in FF VIII and was like, "Ah..." Old friends, re-met.  Poor Quistis, irrational Seifer, moody Squall.  People I fought with and for and against, when I had this on my PC.

You have to care about these characters.  The story leaves you no other choice.  That's what seems to set the Final Fantasy franchise out above the others.

And it's the problem I'm having with Kingdom Hearts... I just don't care enough about Sora to want to help him find his friends.  I play it sometimes for an hour or so, just to see who I see next (so far: Wakka, Tidus (altho I didn't recognize him), Selphie, Squall, Yuffie, and Aeris), but that's about it.  Also, the fighting controls are TEH SHITS, and the camera is TEH MASSIVE SHITS.  Incredibly frustrating.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

I am Jennifer Sigman, class of 1999, and I killed Rupert Gaddy.
Then he turned around and killed me.
We did this as often as he could get away from some of his other duties and join myself, Dr. Cockrell, and Todd on our private little Quake server.  He said it was great for stress relief.
Rupert certainly wasn't like most of the rest of the professors at Newberry College.  He chain smoked, two or more packs a day.  He cussed.  He never bothered to try to keep his stringy grey hair neat.  He married a woman (a former student!) nearly 30 years his junior and had a son 20 years younger than his other children.
But he was a great teacher.  I wanted to be in his speech class so bad, I cooked up the colitis excuse so I could drop out of the speech class I had been slated for and took his over the summer instead.  He got great things out of the students when he directed plays.
Newberry just won't be the same without him.
And, by the way, Rupert, I'm still winning the frag-fest.  Send me your IP address when I get up there, and we'll go another round.  Or two.  Or three...
My memorial for Professor Rupert Gaddy, who died Saturday.  Raise hell, dude.

Monday, July 19, 2004

Adventures on home security...

I get a bill from ADT for a service call last week. "Hell no, I already paid for this, I'm not paying twice!" says I. So I call them. Beep through their phone system until I get a person on the line. "Ignore the charge, the technician must not have filed it yet." says she.

Then I ask, "So when does my contract expire?"

"Let me check... July 18th, 2004."

(looks at the calender) "You mean yesterday?"

"Yes, July 18th."

"So I'm not under contract now?"

"No, now you're month to month."

"So when were you planning on telling me?"

After some hemming and hawing, she finally says, "We don't tell you when you go month to month."


Needless to say, tomorrow I will be talking to my boss about the local folks he and his wife use at their home.
Oh, Gods, now CNN.com has a poll asking if you think IRAN had any involvement in the 9/11 attacks.
So, what's the over/under on invasion?
New pictures, down toward the bottom of the link.  The three kitties for now. :-)
You speak eloquently and have seemingly read every
book ever published. You are a fountain of
endless (sometimes useless) knowledge, and
never fail to impress at a party.What people love: You can answer almost any
question people ask, and have thus been
nicknamed Jeeves.What people hate: You constantly correct their
grammar and insult their paperbacks.

What Kind of Elitist Are You?
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Sunday, July 18, 2004

OK, WYSIWYG my ass. My typed post did not have all those damn extra space in between the lines. And it makes FireFox lock up. Off to find the complaint box...

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Hmmm... interesting new stuff here on Blogger. Not sure if I like it all or not. We'll see.

Been busy today...

1) Bagged 4 bags of yard trash while Mom mowed

2) Took Mom out to IHOP

3) Went to Goodwill, dropped off clothes that no longer fit (goodbye, size 4) and bought ones that did (hello, size 6)

4) Came back home

5) Did 2 loads of laundry


7) Am now leveling up Cloud & Co. to 70ish before heading to Sephiroth and the One Winged Angel showdown.

I've also been downloaded a ton of cool new music, reading (Drizzt is
my new obsession), and generally enjoying myself. Go figure. ;-)

Thursday, July 15, 2004

I am killing trees for a lawyer.

His secretary calls, can't open something on a CD for a deposition that's today. She calls about 4pm yesterday. It's an Access database, and not everyone has Access installed. No problem, I think, I can handle that.

6 CDs later, full of Access tables that have reports that don't work, we've probably printed off 3 or 4 reams of paper.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Happy birthday, Sean Waltman. It's all your fault I got back into wrestling in 1993. I hope you're taking better care of yourself then when you last got a story on the Internet.

Saturday, July 10, 2004

After using FireFox for a week, I'm in love. And that's just with plain FireFox, no extensions or themes or plug-ins. IE can kiss my ass. ;-)

I need a new keyboard... this one has cat hair all in it.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

4 flights of stairs, twice daily, up and down.

2 flights of stairs extra most days, for getting to and from lunch.

I look at my legs, and I wonder when I got so damn self-conscious about them. I used to wear shorts, tight shorts, short shorts that would be forbidden in school. Now it takes an effort to see past the dark body hair and multiple scars to see the beautiful muscles and strong bones.

What happened, I wonder.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

John Kerry has picked John Edwards as his running mate.

Smart man. He might actually win the election despite himself.

Monday, July 05, 2004

Well, here I am, keeping up my geek credibility by using FireFox 0.9.1. So far, so good. Favorites have imported OK. If I keep liking this, I may see how Thunderbird does with my email. ;-)

Friday, July 02, 2004

3 (or is it 4, I'm not sure) shots later, and I realize I have not publically worshipped Nobuo Uematsu in a while, so...

*bows in his general direction*
I should be watching my Deep Space 9 disc, especially since the next one is already in the mail to me.

I could be in FF VII, catching chocobo's and dumping Tifa off in Mideel.

Instead I am in front of the computer, with a bowl of Mayfield's Moose Tracks ice cream (I pity you who don't have Mayfields ice cream in your freezers) and a more empty than not bottle of Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Burbon Whiskey.

Should be fun. :-p
I have read the most awesome fantasy series in quote some time. The Old Kingdom trilogy, by Garth Nix comes highly, highly recommended by me. I can only hope he'll write more in this series soon.
You belong in House Gentian. You're intrigued by
dreams and mystical phenomena, you seek what is
pure. Your motto is "Truth and

Where in the Night Court do you belong?
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20 Questions to being a better person (both taken from Jeannie's blog, who got it from Tam, the Goddess of these things)

Your score as a human being is 77.3.

Middle of the road, eh? Does that mean you're yellow? Yellow as a salamander frying on blacktop? Yellow as a urinal cake? Yellow as a delicious marshmallow Peep? Mmmm. Peep. Sometimes I think if it weren't for Just Born candy, I would just expel my life force and expire. Hot Tamales. Mike and Ikes.

But I digress.

Nicely done. You are robustly average, and I approve of it.

20 Questions to a better personality
You are an SECF--Sober Emotional Constructive Follower. This makes you a hippie. You are passionate about your causes and steadfast in your commitments. Once you've made up your mind, no one can convince you otherwise. Your politics are left-leaning, and your lifestyle choices decidedly temperate and chaste.

You do tremendous work when focused, but usually you operate somewhat distracted. You blow hot and cold, and while you normally endeavor on the side of goodness and truth, you have a massive mean streak which is not to be taken lightly. You don't get mad, you get even.

Please don't get even with this web site.

Whoa, that last one is pretty dead on

Thursday, July 01, 2004

I'm jealous of Dawn and Tam. They're writing. I have ideas and scenes rattling in my head that scurry away like rats when I try to put them down. I hate that.

Between the weather and the non-existant workload, my brain is turning to mush.

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Meet your new local library volunteer. :-)

Monday, June 28, 2004

I, being a Virgo and therefore somewhat anal about such things, am in the process of re-ordering all 494 entries in my NetFlix queue. Should take me at least the rest of the day. :-p

Friday, June 25, 2004

Sent back "Samurai X: Reflections" unwatched. I just cannot make myself watch Kenshin and Kaoru die.

"Deep Space 9: season 1 disc 2" and "Final Fantasy Unlimited: disc 1" are at home.

Next 10 in the queue:
1) Cadfael: The Holy Thief
2) DS9 season 1 disc 3
3) Metallica S&M disc 1
4) Out of Time (Denzel Washington rules, no matter what he's in)
5) DS9 season 1 disc 4
6) Ghost in the Shell (the sequal should be hitting American shores at some point; I fully expect Columbia NOT to get it)
7) Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (maybe; the wait on this one is pretty long, I may see it at Janice's when she rents it before NetFlix gets it to me)
8) DS9 season 1 disc 5
9) Justice League (I keep hearing good things about this cartoon)
10) The Emporer and the Assassin (Chinese movie)

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Work has been sucking ass. I won't go into details, but I will say I'm seriously starting to eyeball my resume and the classified ads. I can't work if no-one there will talk to me and keep me informed on what's going on.

I'm back in FF VII. Just met Cait Sith and ended up in Corel Prison. I spent nearly an hour running around getting Yuffie before we hit Junon. I was determined to get her before we moved on, no matter what level I ended up at. Yuffie does some kick ass damage out of the box, more than Tifa or even Barrett. Plus, I renamed her after my neice Raven, so I have to use her. ;-) Vincent will definitely be renamed Izzy (for the 3 people who read this who'll get it).

Saturday, June 19, 2004

I've restarted Final Fantasy VII, and it suddenly hit me: the guy in Cloud's head, talking to him, is Zack. When the voice says, "I haven't slept in a bed like this since that time." and you flashback, it suddenly clicked. It doesn't explain everything, but it's a start.

Watched the first of the Deep Space Nine discs. I'd forgotten how much Avery Brooks kicked ass as Commander Sisko. Can't wait for more to come in.

Friday, June 18, 2004

Stephanie: Is it OK if I steal her at 11 for lunch?
Me (thinking): Sure, if that's when you'll really leave for lunch.

Considering the pattern from the past week, I think they might get out at 11:45.

Thursday, June 17, 2004

At 11:20, my co-worker instant messages me, asking if her leaving at 11:30 for lunch would interfere with my lunch. No, I say, I go to lunch at 1pm.

It's now 11:50 with them still here, and her lunch break is damn sure going to interfere with mine, considering that when they go out, they can't keep it to an hour.
Stephanie brought her son to work again. Apparently, he just didn't want to go to daycare, or something. So now I'm in charge of babysitting?

Monday, June 14, 2004

I think I've done something wrong with my chocobo breeding in FF VII. I can't seem to get Good and Great Cho's anymore... all I get is average. I may have to quit this, play something else, then start over.

I also need Vin Diesel posters. *nods self*

Sunday, June 13, 2004

How to make a Jennifer

3 parts success

3 parts self-sufficiency

1 part joy
Combine in a tall glass half filled with crushed ice. Add a little sadness if desired!

All right now, these damn things need to stop reading my mind...

How to make a JLSigman

5 parts intelligence

1 part crazyiness

3 parts
Stir together in a glass tumbler with a salted rim. Serve with a slice of lovability and a pinch of salt. Yum!

I have to laugh at the last one... 3 parts what? I'm sure others can fill that in in many different ways.

Friday, June 11, 2004

RIP Ray Charles. Thanks for the music.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

I am looking at a $1100+ raise. :-)

The firm loves me.

Now, if I can just get the network guys to trust me, I'll be fine. :-p

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Time for me to start getting on the ball about watching my NetFlix DVDs... the first disc of the first season of "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" is on the way. I plan to make my way through all 7 seasons, one disc at a time. I've got them coming every 3rd disc, with much anime one-shots and movies in between.

And I'm on disc 3 of FF VII, with FF Tactics, FF VIII, and Xenosaga waiting in the wings.

And I'm one of the leaders of my clan on Aardwolf, which means I do have to log in there at least daily to keep up with things.

And I need to go to work. And sleep.

I think I need at least 5 more hours in the day. :-p Or I need to hit the lottery.
Holy crap, I'm listening to one of the coolest CDs on the planet. "The Black Mages", a band that I think Nobuo Uematsu has a hand on, playing rock version of Final Fantasy battle music.

Dawn, when I get paid next week, I'll finally get that CD out to you I've been meaning to. Really. :-p

Monday, June 07, 2004

Nichols more committed to religion, sister testifies, so everyone should be nice to him.

Fuck off. Him "finding God" doesn't change the fact he helped bomb 160+ people to death.

(bows in Aaron McGruder's general direction)

Saturday, June 05, 2004

$50 and two hours later, I have a diagnosis of Phlebitis in my left wrist area and massive antibiotics to counter it.

No, I never do anything half-way, why do you ask?

Friday, June 04, 2004

Bah, now I know why I woke up in a foul mood... I should be in St. Petersburg at the Jefferson Memorial tournament, seeing Jeremy Lopez wrestle for the first time in almost 2 years.

Instead, I'm stuck here with negative personal leave.

"And you know, if you should ever call my name
I'll be right there"
Anastacia, You'll Never Be Alone
I deal with a lot of #3 and #18 at this job... ;-)

The Washington Post's Style Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are this year's winners:

1. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

2. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

3. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

4. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

5. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

6. Giraffiti (n): Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

7. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

8. Inoculatte (v): To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

9. Hipatitis (adj): Terminal coolness.

10. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

11. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

13. Glibido: All talk and no action. See also, Amarosa.

14. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

15. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

17. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you're eating.

And the pick of the literature:

18. Ignoranus(adj): A person who's both stupid and an asshole.
*glares at the phone* I am not in for another 30 minutes.

And even then, I don't think I'm in. I slept like shit last night, and I'm barely functioning now.

But, on the good side, this three-cheese pizza from the Rising High Bread Company is pretty damn tasty.

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Final Fantasy VII rant ahead, do feel free to skip if you're not interested.

I'm just at the beginning of disc 2, and my main thought is, "WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON HERE?!?!?"

Jenova isn't an Ancient, but an alien? So Sephiroth is maybe half-Ancient half-Jenova? And WTF is up with Cloud? "You are..... a puppet." A puppet for whom? I'm so confused...

And I hope my snowboarding time/score doesn't have too much of an effect on the game. Man, I brought teh suck to that. ;-)

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

It's ba-ack...

BOOK 11:
Goddess of Hate: Hey, Greeks, go kick some ass!
Greeks: You got it!
Rest of the Gods: *pout*
Zeus: *gets popcorn and settles in to watch*
Agememnon: *kills a lot of Trojans*
Zeus: OK, Isis, tell Hector to hang back until Agememnon gets hit. Then he should
come up and fight and I'll let him drive the Greeks all the way back to their ships.
Hector: OK *riles up Trojans*
Koon: *stabs Agememnon*
Agememnon: OUCH! *kills Koon* OK, that's it, I'm outta here
Hector: Alrighty, then, let's kick some Greek ass!
Trojans: You got it!
Hector: *kills a lot of Greeks*
Odysseus: Come on, stand your ground!
Diomedes: We'll try, but Zeus hates us today
Zeus: *slurps a soda*
Diomedes: *dents Hector's helmet*
Hector: Ouch! *runs off in chariot*
Diomedes: Cowardly dog!
Paris: *shoots Diomedes in the foot*
Diomedes: Damn elf!
Odysseus: *pulls out arrow*
Diomedes: *heads for the ships*
Odysseus: Damn. If I run I'm a coward, if I stand I'm dead. Guess I'll stand.
Sokos: *stabs Odysseus*
Odysseus: OUCH! *kills Sokos* Help!
Menelaus: Coming!
Ajax: Me too!
Paris: *shoots Machaon*
Machaon* OUCH!
Nestor: We are SO out of here... MEDIC!
Hector: Charge!
Zeus: *eats some Milk Duds*
Ajax: Ah, crap...
Achilles: Hmm, looks like the Greeks are getting their asses kicked... Patroclus!
Patroclus: What?
Achilles: Go find out who Nestor just brought in.
Patroclus: Hmmm, it's Machaon
Nestor: What does Achilles care? Hey, why don't you go put on his armor, you're just as good as he is?
Patroclus: Ooh, sounds interesting...
I took the time to go through my NetFlix queue, and I ended up deteling about 10 - 15 films. If I went, "What movie is that?" and then looked at the synopsis and said, "Why the heck did I pick this?" I removed it. Down to 487 now, I think. ;-)

I also sent a freebie trial to my parents. Might as well share the addiction. ;-)

Monday, May 31, 2004

I think I'm going to have to send "Seven Samurai" back unwatched. I've had it since the end of April, and simply cannot find 3 1/2 hours to sit down and watch a film. I'm too distracted by other things right now.

Nice thing is, once it gets back there, I just put it back in the list and maybe reshuffle it somwhere.

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Wow, Final Fantasy VII is... very dark. I've left Midgar and stowed away on the President's ship to the Western Continent. Along the way I've learned a bit about Sephiroth and the Cetra, and Jenova, and this is going somewhere completely insane by the time it's over. Should be a hell of a ride.

Saturday, May 29, 2004



Must... not... scratch...

Friday, May 28, 2004

Climate movie favors fantasy over fact.

Well, no shit, Sherlock. It's A MOVIE. MOOOO-VEEEEEE. Ya know, not real? As in, doesn't have to favor fact?


Thursday, May 27, 2004

From my evaluation -

Additional Comments: Jennifer came to us with a wealth of experience plus an undergraduate degree in Math & Computer Science. Her experience and education far exceeds that of her peers and in the position she presently fills. This has resulted in some conflict, petty sniping and some exclusion in social situations from her peers. In all of this she has never complained nor has she let it affect her work or demeanor. She is very well thought of and respected by her upper echelons and most users. Her personality tends to defuse hostile and stressed situations. I’ve had many positive comments about her from attorneys in particular.

Jennifer displays great leadership qualities & I am hopeful we can retain her here for a long time.
Well, did it. Hit 500 on NetFlix. I think I need to not go to that webpage for, oh, a year. ;-)
OK, I think I've got the comment thing worked out. If not, Blogger's getting an email. ;-)
Testing... your attention please... the tension soon as someone mentions me...

(checking the comments thing)
Added a comments thing. We'll see how long it lasts.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Whoo! Made it most of the way through the day (I'll probably get out of here 30 minutes early). That's despite the main server crashing twice in the last 90 minutes, and the web server taking frequent smoke breaks. I don't feel too bad, actually.
Found this on Kurt's blog.

JLSigman is a restricted area. Authorised personel only


From Go-Quiz.com
Troy in 15 minutes or less

Holy shit, this is funny. I shouldn't be laughing this hard, considering I got cut open a week ago, but I can't help it. Go read it.
Watching Raven try to play Mario Kart (or something like that) at the Game Stop yesterday was too cute. She's 6 1/2 (and very insistant on the 1/2) and quite the adorable blonde freckled little girl. One of the guys in the shop showed her how to hold the controller and move the thing around, and hilarity insues as she careens off walls and goes very fast in the wrong direction. Then we went to the library and she signed herself up for the summer reading program. Then we go to the Thai Lotus for their lunch buffet and she uses chopsticks.

I'll be heading in to work today... we'll see how long that lasts. ;-)

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

The removal of the staples was about as pleasant as you can expect. :-p Fortunately, my wound did not start stretching open immediately afterwards, so I can look forward to 2 - 3 weeks of steri-strips over the site.

The stitches around the stoma dissolve in a couple of weeks.

I'm crazy/bored enough to try to go to work tomorrow.

Monday, May 24, 2004

RIP Owen Hart.

I wonder what you'd be doing now.

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Sorry I didn't type more while I was in the hospital, but it's hard to do so when you have an IV needles stuck in the back of your hand.

I'm doing OK. I'm in some pain, but not a lot of pain, and it's getting easier to move each time I try. I have staples from my belly button on down, stitches around my stoma, some scratches and abrasions on my abdomen, a hellacious bruise on my right arm from a heparin shot, and a smaller bruise on the inside of my right elbow from a blood draw. My stomach muscles are weak (coughing is a joke), and my back muscles are tight from holding myself funny.

But the fistula is gone. Removed. Not coming back. And there's no sign of inflammation anywhere else, so it wasn't Crohn's. I'll pay this price gladly.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

twiddling thumbs

I hate waiting for the doctor...

Friday, May 21, 2004

Surgery went fine.

I should be home tomorrow.

I've got 2 1/2 inches of staples in me.

Will type more once they take the IV out of the back of my hand.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

The bills are paid, I've showed and shaved, I'm packed.

"Let's get it on!"

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

I'm here slowly enjoying my last cup of coffee. It'll be days before I get another one, or at least another decent one. Sorry, but my coffee is NOT a clear liquid. Neither is Dad's, who taught me to make coffee. Neither was Grandma's, who's coffee was perfectly capable of more intelligent thought that most people.

I'm alright
Nobody worry 'bout me
Why you wanna give me a fight?
Why don't you just let me be?

Things to do today: (other than the prep stuff, which starts full force at noon) watch "King of Texas" or "Seven Samurai"; watch "Kenshin"; shave (it's the polite thing to do); finish up some laundey (so I have all my scrubs to take to the hospital); update my MP3 player.

And if the prep gets bad, I've got Phenergan, anti-nausea medicine that is gaurenteed to knock you out.

Monday, May 17, 2004

Damn, I wish I had DSL right about now... I'm feeling the need for some random JPop. Inspired by FF X-2, no doubt.
A report from the University of South Carolina says the state needs to do more to assure racial equality.

Well, no shit, Sherlock. You taken a peek inside the upper echelons of state government lately? Or the rosters of the biggest law firms (mine included, unfortunately)? How's about who's on top in USC?
Egads... there has either been some weird reverse-evaporation of this old whiskey, leaving nothing BUT the alcohol behind, or I'm WAAAY out of practice drinking this stuff...

NOAA says we're all gonna die this summer or something. Didn't they say this last year?
*pours a shot*

I figure this is my last chance to get drunk for a while, might as well take it. ;-)

Oh, and I'm ticked at myself. I didn't even think to check about whether or not old PS1 games could save on PS2 memory cards. The answer is no. I'll have to get one and start FF VII over.
BOOK 10:
Agememnon: Damn, what am I going to do? Menelaos, wake up!
Menelaos: What, you want someone to go look at the Trojans?
Agememnon: We need a plan. Go wake up the captains and meet us by the sentries.
Menelaos: OK.
Agememnon: Hey, Nestor wake up!
Nestor: What?
Agememnon: We need a plan.
Nestor: OK, go round up Diomedes, Aias, and the rest and let's go plan. Wake up, Diomedes!
Diomedes: What, damnit, I was sleeping.
Nestor: Meeting time
Nestor: OK, let's send a couple of folks out to the Trojan camp to spy. Any volunteers?
Diomedes: Oh, me! I'll go!
Nestor: OK, pick a partner
Diomesdes: I choose you, Odysseus!
Odysseus: Sweet, let's go! Athena, watch over me, OK?
Diomedes: Yeah, me too
Hector: Hmmm, we should send someone to go spy on them. The winner will get a chariot and two good horses from the Greeks after we kill them all.
Dolon: OH! Pick me!
Hector: OK, have fun
Odyssues: Hey, who's that sneaking off? Let's go get him!
Dolon: EEEK! *runs*
Diomedes: *throws spear and pins him to the ground*
Dolon: *cries* Don't kill me!
Odysseus: We won't if you tell us what you were doing out here.
Dolon: Spying! Hector would give me a prize for spying!
Odysseus: Oh really? Where's Hector?
Dolon: Holding a meeting over behind that funeral mound
Odysseus: And how is everyone camped out?
Dolon: Well, these Thracians just showed up ove there... Now, can we go so you can hold me for random?
Diomedes: SUCKER! *kills Dolon*
Odysseus: OK, there's the guys like he said, let's kill them and steal their horses
Diomedes: OK
Thracians: *die*
Nestor: Hey, what am I hearing, a lot of horses?
Odysseus: Lookit what we did!
Greeks: *cheer*
Thursday I couldn't get to here from work, Friday I was home feeling sorry for myself, Saturday was Wildside, yesterday was Troy.

Life happens.

Today is a long day at work, tomorrow is prep, Wednesday is surgery.

Life goes on.
Agememnon: OK, let's go home
Diomedes: Say what?
Nestor: Look, let's go eat and hold council.
Greeks: OK
Nestor: Ya know, you should make up with Achilles, we need him around.
Agememnon: You're right. I'll give him 7 girls, tons of gold, one of my own daughters to marry, and 20 girls other than Helen when we sack Troy.
Nestor: Sounds good. OK, Phoinix, Aias, and Odysseus, go talk to him
P, A, O: OK
Achilles: Dudes! Good to see you! Here, eat something.
Odysseus: Thanks. Now, look, Agememnon is gonna give you a bunch of uber-l00t, will you come back a fight?
Achilles: No
Phoinix: come on, Achilles, I raised you from a baby boy, you know better than this, come back!
Achilles: No
Aias: Oh, the hell with him, let's go
Achilles: Yeah, go tell Agememnon he sucks and I won't come help.
Agememnon: Well?
Odysseus: No go.
Diomedes: That jerk! Well, we'll just do without him.
Zeus: All right. I'm going to go down there. Anyone else come down there, I'll kill you. Comprende?
Athena: *pouts*
Zeus: *holds up scales* OK, today the Greeks lose. *zaps Greeks*
Greeks: *flee*
Diomedes: Hey, come back here!
Zeus: *zaps Greeks*
Nestor: Diomedes, let's go
Diomedes: But they'll call me names!
Nestor: Who cares, let's GO!
Hector: You wimp!
Diomedes: grrrrr...
Zeus: *zaps Diomedes*
Diomedes: OK, we go
Hector: Woo-hoo! Let's go get 'em!
Hera: *whines*
Poseidon: Nope, not crossing Zeus, don't even ask.
Trojans: *kill*
Agememnon: Come on, you dogs, fight!
Zeus: OK, enough interfering for one day
Agememnon: Teukros, can't you shoot Hector?
Teukros: I'm trying, but he's cheating *kills Gorgythion*
Hector: ARG! *kills Teukros*
Trojans: *kill*
Greeks: *flee*
Hera: DAMNIT, I can't take anymore! Let's go, Athena
Athena: Sounds like a plan
Zeus: Isis, remind them that that's not a good idea.
Isis: OK. Have you two lost your minds? Hera, this is normal for you, but Athena, you really should know better.
Hera: Um, change of plan, let's go
Zeus: Awww, are you two pouting?
Hera: Shut up, old man
Zeus: Oh, calm down, it won't go on forever
Hector: OK, night time, let's party out here
Trojans: Sounds like a plan!

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Boss walks in loftily telling me that a document someone's having problems with is not an old document, and that "looking into these things with VNC helps".

FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU. You know fucking well I don't pass on shit without VNCing someone. Besides, how the fuck did I get the screenshot of the error on her screen if I wasn't VNC'd into her computer?

I need a new job.
I'm in a bad mood today. Probably the thunderstorm that's been going on for the last three hours. Probably also the fact that users are being rude and about to make me want to kill them. Probably also because I'm broke and want to go eat out, but I really don't want to put any more on my credit card than I already have.

I want to go home. I've got the FF X soundtrack playing. I want to go back to Spira, see Auron, smack around Seymour, and shelter Yuna.

Paris: *kill*
Hector: *kill*
Trojans: *kill*
Apollo: Athena, look, let's have a champ from each side fight
Athena: Sounds good to me
Helenos: Hector, I heard the gods talking, challenge one of the Greeks
Hector: OK. Hey, Greeks, pick someone to fight me
Greeks: *cower*
Menelaos: Y'all suck, I'll do it
Agememnon: No, you can't! We'll get someone else to do it.
Nestor: Man, y'all suck. If I was younger, I'd go kick his ass.
Agememnon: OK, we'll draw lots.
Aias: Sweet! I win! I get to kick his ass! Hey, Hector, that moper Achilles isn't our only champion!
Hector: Aw, shut up and bring it.
Aias: *fight*
Hector: *fight*
Idaios: Hmmm, this could go on forever, and it's about eating time. All right, boys, break it up, that's enough!
Aias: Make him stop first
Hector: OK, it's chow time, we'll do this again later. Here's my sword.
Aias: Here's my loin-cloth, see ya later.
Trojans: *feast*
Greeks: *feast*
Nestor: Ya know, we really should do something about all those dead bodies out there.
Greeks: Good idea
Antenor: Let's give Helen and all the treasure back, we're gonna lose
Paris: I'll give back the treasure, but Helen stays
King Priam: Look, let's go eat. Idaios, go down to the Greeks and see if we can spend a day getting our dead.
Idaios: Hey, Greeks, we'll give up the treasure, but not Helen. And can we burn our dead tomorrow?
Agememnon: We take all or nothing. And yeah, take a day to burn the dead.
Greeks: *burn dead*
Trojans: *burn dead*
Greeks: *build moat and wall around ships*
Poseidon: They built a wall and didn't sacrifice to me?!?
Zeus: Would you shut up? You can tear it down when they're done.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Whoops! Forgot to give the answers to these. ;-)

1) "For time will catch us in both hands / To blow away like grains of sand / Ashes to ashes, rust to dust / This is what becomes of us" - "Primitive", Annie Lennox, Diva
2) "Powers, keep on lying / While the people keep on dying" - "Higher Ground", Red Hot Chili Peppers
3) "From this fire there's no returning / No escape, your heart is burning / Love becomes a lethel weapon / No-one is too smart in affairs of the heart" - "Affairs of the Heart", Emerson Lake & Palmer, Black Moon
4) "So don't mind if I fall apart / There's more room in a broken heart" - "Coming Around Again", Carly Simon
5) "Emptyness is filling me / To the point of agony" - "Fade to Black", Metallica, Ride the Lightning
6) "But just like things, they can't afford credit / Time catches up and you have to pay" - "Glamour Boys", Living Colour, Pride
7) "Have you ever loved someone so much you thought your little heart was going to break in two?" - "Baby Did a Bad Thing", Chris Isaak, Eyes Wide Shut soundtrack
8) "Can't you see me here, mama / Mama / Mama / Mama, please / Can't you feel my heart? / Oh, can't you feel my heart?" - "Mama", Genesis, Genesis
9) "Feeling like I have no release" - "Freak on a Leash", Korn
10) "Here we belong / Fighting to survive / In a war with the darkest power" - "Princes of the Universe", Queen
11) "You've given me the best of you / Now I need the rest of you" - "This Is the Time to Remember", Billy Joel
12) "I never forgot it / Confusing as it was / No fun with no guilt feelings" - "Forgiven", Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill
13) "What was his mission? / Where was he going? / Why was his heart-light always glowing?" - "Rocketown", Michael W. Smith
14) "Turning, I return him to some second place and time" - "Take My Breath Away", Berlin, Top Gun soundtrack
15) "Feeling alone / And your all alone / Flesh and blood by the telephone / Pick up the receiver / I'll make you a believer" - "Personal Jesus", Depeche Mode
16) "How can you just walk away from me / When all I can do is watch you leave?" - "Against All Odds", Phil Collins
17) "History shows again and again / How nature points out the follies of men" - "Godzilla", Blue Oyster Cult
18) "Love, if you're there come save me / From all this cold despair / I can hang when you're around / But I'll surely die if you're not there" - "Thieves In the Temple", Prince, Grafitti Bridge
19) "How much difference does it make?" - "Indifference", Pearl Jam
20) "Time's up / Workers have no life / Time's up / The world is full of strife / Time's up / The sky is falling / Time's up / The Lord is calling" - "Time's Up", Living Colour, Pride
MORE Iliad! ;-)

Greeks: *kill*
Trojans: *die*
Adrestos: Don't kill me! Dad'll pay you random!
Menelaos: Oh, OK
Agememnon: Don't be stupid: *kills Adrestos*
Greeks: *kill*
trojans: *flee*
Helenos: Hmmm, Hector, go tell our mother to offer some sacrifices to the gods
Hector: OK. Trojans, hang on a second, I'll be right back!
Diomedes: Who are you?
Glaukos: I'm Hippilokhos's son, decended from a god
Diomedes: Hey, cool, your grand-dad and my grand-dad were friends! Let's not kill each other. Here, take my armor. I'll take yours.
Glaukos: OK
Trojan wives: How's our men?
Hector: Go pray to the gods
Hekabe: What're you doing home?
Hector: Mom, go pray to Athena that she'll stop Diomedes from kicking all our asses while I try to pry Paris out of Helen's bed.
Hekabe: OK. Hey, Athena, cut us some slack!
Athena: *ignore*
Hector: Paris, get yer ass out and fight!
Paris: I will, I will...
Helen: Why didn't I die at birth? Hector, come sit with me.
Hector: Um, no. I'm off to find my wife.
Andromakhe: Damnit, you're going to leave me all alone and make our son an orphen!
Hector: Sorry.
Paris: OK, I'm ready to go
Hector: I think I'm getting a migraine...
Closed the Dell Preferred account. Looked at the last statement and realized that the interest is 26.25%. Also, if I end up needing to finance a new heating and air system, I don't need that account (which I haven't used in forever) hanging out there.

Monday, May 10, 2004

To be honest, I don't really like any of the new templates, so I'll keep this one. I'm also lazy, so that way I don't have to re-do all my linkage. ;-)
Whoa. This new Blogger set-up might take some getting used to. More later.

Friday, May 07, 2004

I've either been too busy or too brain dead to do much of this today...

Greeks: *kill*
Trojans: *die*
Diomedes: OUCH
Pandaros: Damn I shoot good
Diomedes: Athena! He's cheating!
Athena: Go kill them, then!
Diomedes: OK *kills Trojans*
Aineias: Will you kill him?
Pandaros: I'm trying, but he's cheating!
Aineias: Get in the chariot, we'll do a drive-by
Pandaros: OK, homes
Aineias: *drives*
Pandaros: *misses with spear*
Diomedes: Yoo suck *kills Pandaros* And yoo, too *tries to kill Aineias*
Aphrodite: Not my baby! *spirits Aineias away*
Diomedes: Damnit! *stabs Aphrodite*
Aphrodite: OUCH!! *cries* *runs away*
Dione: Baby! Who hurt you?
Aphrodite: Diomedes is a meany!
Dione: Athena r suxor, and Diomedes will die soon
Hera: Wimp
Zeus: Aphrodite, butt out of the war
Diomedes: Damnit! *stabs at Apollo*
Apollo: Is you crazy? Ares, go stir up the Trojans to kick his ass!
Ares: OK
Trojans: *kill*
Agememnon: Come on, you lousy Greeks, kill!
Greeks: OK *kill*
Tojans: *kill*
Diomedes: Um, retreat!
Greeks: *die*
Hera: *whine*
Zeus: Oh, fine, go kick Ares's ass, Athena
Hera: You Greeks suck, go kick their asses!
Athena: Diomedes, you OK?
Diomedes: I'll live.
Athena: Good, now let's go get Ares
Ares: OWIE!!! Zeus, he hurt me, go get him!
Zeus: Shut up

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Zeus: Can't we all just get along?
Hera: Trojens r suxor
Zeus: Oh, fine, do what you want
Hera & Athena: Whee!
Athena: Hey, you, shoot Menelaos
Pandaros: OK
Menelaos: OUCH!
Agememnon: Yoo dead! I sorry! I avenge!
Menelaos: It's just a flesh wound
Agememnon: Is there a doctor in the house?
Makhaon: Yup
Agememnon: OK, let's go inspect the troops. Odysseus, yoo suck!
Odysseus: Piss off
Agememnon: Just kidding, you da man
Greeks: *kill*
Trojans: *eek*
Apollo: Trojans, ya'll suck
Trojans: Sorry, *kill*
Paris: I'll fight any of you!
Menelaos: OK!
Paris: Um, except you *flee*
Hector: You wimp!
Paris: Yup. OK, I'll fight him, but alone, winner take all
Hector: That's my boy! OK with you?
Menelaos: OK with me!
Isis: Go watch!
Helen: OK
King Priam: Who dat?
Helen: Aegememnon
King Priam: He cool. Who dat?
Helen: Odyssues
King Priam: He cool, too.
Servant: Let's go watch
King Priam: OK
Agememnon: *kills sheep* If you win, we go. If we win, we take all and then some.
King Priam: Paris is doomed. I'm leaving.
Aphrodite: Mean Menelaos, don't hurt pretty! *spirits away Paris*
Aphrodite: Hey, Helen, he's alone in bed
Helen: Piss off
Aphrodite: Don't make me hurt you
Helen: *eek* Hey, Paris, whatcha doing home so early?
Paris: Oh, shut up and come here, I'm horny
Agememnon: You cheated, therefore you all dead
I am never ordering from Jimmy John's again.

First, the guy shows up and tells me they don't take checks. Um, since when?

So then he calls in my debit card number. Now, 30 minutes later, he hasn't shown up with the slip for me to sign.

I finally (thanks for taking a 20 minute break when I go to lunch, Sandra) take a sip of the tea, and it's sweet tea, not unsweet. I call them, they say the guy has already left. She waffles about what they can do about it.

I know what I'm going to do about it...

edited to add: OH! And the fuckers don't bring napkins.
CHARACTER LIST (QUITE helpful!) I've printed this out so I can keep track of who's who. Working on Book 3 now. ;-) When I'm done, I'll clean it up and have it up in order for you to ignore. ;-)
The Iliad, Book 2, the short form

Zeus: *sends dreams*
Nestor-dream: Leave here, Agamemnon
Agememnon: Dream says leave, see ya!
Soldiers: Huh?
Hera: *whines*
Athena: OK, I'll stop them. Hey, Odysseus, don't let them leave
Odysseus: OK. Ya'll stop.
Thersites: Yoo suck, I wanna go home
Odysseus: *whack*
Thersites: *cries*
Odysseus: What's up, Agememnon?
Agememnon: It's Zeus's fault! We'll stay.
Soldiers: Huh?
Agememnon: *slaughers ox* Hey, Zeus, yoo rule, can we win?
Zeus: We'll see.
Greeks: *march on Troy*
Isis: Hector, go kick their asses!
Hector: OK
I'm reading The Iliad, and I think I can make it into a thing like the Silmarilion in 1000 words of less thing.

Agamemnon: Want chick!
Khyses: Give her back
Agamemnon: Want chick!
Khyses: Apollo, he won't give daughter back!
Apollo: *kills Greeks*
Achilles: Give chick back!
Agamemnon: OK, but give me your chick instead
Achilles: *pouts* Mom, he stole my chick!
Thetis: *sigh* Hang on. Zeus, punish Agamemnon
Zeus: *sigh* Hera will hate me, but OK
Hera: ZEUS!
Zeus: Shut up, Hera

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

OK, this one takes a little explaining, so bear with me. A week or so ago, a user sent an email to the Help Desk saying that every time she turned on her computer, she got a bunch of errors before she could log in and it was making her late clocking in. I called her, but she couldn't remember what any of them were, so I told her to call the next time she tried to log in so we could see them.

Monday I sent her an email asking if she was still having problems, since I hadn't heard from her. She said they were still coming up, and to get around it she simply never turned off her computer. And that point, I turned it over to my boss, since she wasn't being cooperaive.

The person's boss, a really bitchy lawyer, sent an email to my boss saying that I had told the user to print out the errors, and that I often didn't have answers so they would go to Stephanie.

Mr. Bill is ticked. He says that if they were going to Stephanie, she should have been coming to me or him. He thinks that she's putting me down again to other people, like she did right after I got here.

And there's no other jobs for me to leave here and take instead. *sigh* I hate this shit.

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

20 more lyrics! This time I'll follow Rich's path and just skip the instrumentals.

1) "For time will catch us in both hands / To blow away like grains of sand / Ashes to ashes, rust to dust / This is what becomes of us"
2) "Powers, keep on lying / While the people keep on dying"
3) "From this fire there's no returning / No escape, your heart is burning / Love becomes a lethel weapon / No-one is too smart in affairs of the heart"

skip instrumental

4) "So don't mind if I fall apart / There's more room in a broken heart"
5) "Emptyness is filling me / To the point of agony"
6) "But just like things, they can't afford credit / Time catches up and you have to pay"

skip instrumental

7) "Have you ever loved someone so much you thought your little heart was going to break in two?"

skip instrumental (yes, I have a lot of these)

8) "Can't you see me here, mama / Mama / Mama / Mama, please / Can't you feel my heart? / Oh, can't you feel my heart?"
9) "Feeling like I have no release"
10) "Here we belong / Fighting to survive / In a war with the darkest power"
11) "You've given me the best of you / Now I need the rest of you"
12) "I never forgot it / Confusing as it was / No fun with no guilt feelings"
13) "What was his mission? / Where was he going? / Why was his heart-light always glowing?"
14) "Turning, I return him to some second place and time"
15) "Feeling alone / And your all alone / Flesh and blood by the telephone / Pick up the receiver / I'll make you a believer"
16) "How can you just walk away from me / When all I can do is watch you leave?"
17) "History shows again and again / How nature points out the follies of men"
18) "Love, if you're there come save me / From all this cold despair / I can hang when you're around / But I'll surely die if you're not there"
19) "How much difference does it make?"
20) "Time's up / Workers have no life / Time's up / The world is full of strife / Time's up / The sky is falling / Time's up / The Lord is calling"