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

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. ;-)