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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 link   

Good things come in threes?
Even with the three day weekend and the feeling of relief for not having anything else better to do, I sure must have been in a damn rush for some good reason. On my way to a family picnic on Saturday I was flagged down by three, yes three, State Troopers on the freeway and politely (and I use that word loosely) issued a ticket for speeding. The trooper that flagged me down was standing nearly in the middle of the road with his arms flailing wildly and a menacing scowl on his face. Ha. I still can't help but wonder what would have happened if I had pretended not to see him...his gray issue hat blowing off his head in a flurry of dust and gravel as I sped past. Thinking back on it now, I'm glad I stopped.

Other than my brush with the law, this past weekend was great. Fun and frolick with family and friends has reminded me that there is more to life than just work...

Thanks for a great time guys!



Sunday, May 27, 2001 link   

This past Friday night was amazing! We went to see Coinmonster play downtown at Cedar's Lounge. Those guys are completely amazing...go check out there site and download some mp3 samples!

And....

Losing a button in one of the most strategically placed locations of one's pants can be a potentially embarassing experience. Especially in a public place. Luckily for me, I was able to salvage my dignity and any further embarassment if you know what I mean. I'm sure I'll be laughing about it later (oh heck...I was laughing then too. I guess it was pretty funny).



Thursday, May 17, 2001 link   

The other night a few friends and I went out to a local club where Sponge was playing. I don't exactly live in a major city, but every once in a while a few big-name (and most likely washed up) acts will roll through town and play smaller venues. I must admit it was pretty cool...even though those guys have been out of the spotlight for some time, they still know how to bring down the house!

Ummm. And I think L.A. Guns is coming this weekend. I don't think I'll be at that one though.



Monday, May 14, 2001 link   

Yipes! I assumed that once I had gotten my blue and white G3 set up that things would ease back into normalcy (if there ever is such a thing).

Right...

Three days after getting things organized and configured on my system (sans files from my old mac of course), I was needless to say relieved. I was back in business. Ummm, that is until I started to get sporadic freezes and quirky system errors. I spent a couple of nervewracking evenings troubleshooting (again) and finally decided that it would be a good idea if I brought this one in to be looked at by a trained professional. My mind was definitely made up with my final startup attempt when I was prompted to initialize my hard disk.

So. Now my new computer is back and with a clean bill of health (something about an enormously large desktop file that was corrupt, hence wreaking all sorts of havoc blah blah blah), my old computer is still in limbo somewhere in our Cleveland office (with all of my desperately needed files still on it) and I am finally starting to get everything else straightened out (for now anyway).

I am now seriously considering investing in one of these. And...contrary to all of the smartass comments I have been receiving as of late, I am still not investing in one of these. Sorry guys :P

As you can tell, things have pretty much been a nightmare around here lately. I can only hope that the worst is over. I'm sick of talking about and dealing with all of these computer problems and putting more than half of my life (which so far consists of computers and almost usually problems) on hold.

I want to talk about something else. Anybody wanna shoot the breeze?



Monday, May 07, 2001 link   

Right now I'm sitting at my (new) computer sipping on a (rather disgusting) Rick's Spiked Lemonade, tirelessly sifting through an endless barrage of files and folders that were (thankfully) left on this machine. I'm still waiting to hear the impending news about my other mac and crossing my fingers that I'll still be able to recover everything that was on there. But things are good now...believe me.

And...

Yesterday my sister had a birthday party for my little nephew who just turned one. Boy was he the life of the party! I was a little worried that he might be cranky or scared because of all of the people that were there (all of whom he doesn't see very often), but he just jumped around screaming and laughing at the top of his lungs. He scooted across the floor in his little walker to every person that had a plateful of cake and ice cream begging for a bite. Of course noone was able to turn him down. Sigh. I really love that kid!



Saturday, May 05, 2001 link   

Woohoo!!!

I just might be the happiest man alive today! I am now the proud owner of a brand spanking new computer. Ok..it's not exactly new, but it kicks ass nevertheless (and I am posting this from home). Wheeeeeeeeee....

Now I just need to figure out how to get all of the files off of my old hunk-o-junk and restore all of my internet settings, bookmarks, ftp info and whatnot. It's going to be a long painstaking process but I am definitely looking forward to it.

Oh. And I have to catch up on all of this too. Here goes nothing.



Wednesday, May 02, 2001 link   

Hi. I'm still around...

My computer is pretty much toast. I'm in the middle of a very large deal that will leave me more than happy if all goes well. So. I really don't have a 'puter to work on from home (hence the lack of updates...etcetera, etcetera). But don't give up on me yet...this place will be hoppin' again as soon as I get this whole mess straightened out.

In the meantime, I'm going to take advantage of my current situation. Umm, which is being lazy.





Take me back up top, baby!


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Listening:
Coinmonster - The Schematic


Reading:

trying to find time for:

Jack Kerouac - On The Road; The Essential Rumi - by Coleman Barks


Feeling:
I'm feeling


Thinking:

"I wonder if I have any Easter chocolate left in my freezer?"