Archives for: "April 2005"

Apr/30
2005

Wanna be

Ah the wonderful world of the internet. So full of… well… the best word to describe them is fuck-nuggets. Today’s subject is a forum poster who has decided his religious beliefs should somehow translate to how I live my life. Now, I won’t touch the… more »
Apr/28
2005

on old people and cars

Ok, I realize that the US is graying and more than ever the 'working' population has the pleasure of looking fwd to older and older people behind the wheel. It seems about once a month you get to read about some Septagenarian taking out a bus stop or… more »
Apr/27
2005

Workplace Attire?

Business casual attire is our company’s policy. Basically, we have to dress that way during the day, but after hours or week-ends we can come in casual. We’re an IT company, but our clients are not in the same building as us, so the closest we ever get… more »
Apr/27
2005
Back story: Moved in to apartment with girlfriend (her idea). 8 months later, girlfriend moves out (that's the last time I get talked into that situation). Bugger. Get a roommate because I don't want to pay full rent and really want to save for a house… more »
Apr/26
2005
I saw this chick - the polished bleached-blonde sort. She was walking around with this thing around her neck. At first glance I thought she had on a cervical collar. Then realized, no, it was a pure white scarf. Tied around her throat so tight it looked… more »
Apr/26
2005

Inspire Me?

What is it about people that make them think they can inspire me at work? I mean, I like my job. Kinda. Ok, it is boring and all, but it’s not too stressful or anything. But all things considered, in any given day, there are 60-70 things I’d rather be… more »
Apr/26
2005

Inspire me?

Apr/25
2005
I work for a very large organization. The press frequently has interest in what we do. Peons like me are not allowed to talk to the press, so we have a Public Affairs Office. Lucky us. Most of the staff of the PAO are just paranoid little lap doggies of… more »
Apr/25
2005
I hate lists. I hate people who live their lives around lists. What I hate even more is lists of lists, like that stupid side-bar from Amazon. It makes me want to scream at the people posting their lists "FFS Why do YOU think I CARE about your opinion… more »
Apr/23
2005
Props to the Catholic Church for picking someone whose own country doesn't even like him. Maybe they're thinking that because he's old he won't last long.... Apparently the world isn't conservatively-repressive enough, it needs to be more openly hostile… more »
Apr/22
2005
I was standing in my bathroom and I heard music - loud music. Although I do have neighbors I can see, my neighborhood is typically quiet. So hearing loud music caused me to investigate. Turns out the "debutantes" must be home and Mommy and Daddy must… more »
Apr/21
2005
4.5 hour wait in SanDiego, boarding at 11pm pst (2am est)... flight to O'Hare the pleasure spot of the U.S. ... a veritable Shangrila of comfort and opulance. 1.5 hours wait in Chicago - econo-scrunch back to MA. Arrive some insane time in the morning. more »
Apr/21
2005
I just stopped at Walmart. After wading through the people who looked like their parents may have met at the family reunion or spent their entire childhood chewing on a window sill painted with lead paint, I headed to the check out. Since it is a… more »
Apr/20
2005
For your listening pleasure: N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton with all of the non-offensive words removed. It's actually quite short. more »
Apr/18
2005

Glad this day is over

Was today the worst day of my life? - No, not close. However it was pretty damn annoying, even for a Monday. Only got one thing that I intended to do today done because I spent the whole damn day in phone call hell. First annoying thing: Recently, I… more »
Apr/18
2005

Word

!@#%@$@# Stupid MS Word! Only allows 25 items in a drop down box form field more »
Apr/18
2005
For the past year, I've been looking for a house. I started slowly, just checking out neighborhoods and seeing what prices were like. I got an agent and started taking a look here and there. I set this spring as my time frame to buy. So far it's been… more »
Apr/18
2005

Repugnant habits of teh damned

I was sitting at the gate waiting for my flight when the youngish, moderately well dressed man sitting next to me started picking his head and licking his fingers. No words can describe this, really and the gut reaction it can cause. more »
Apr/17
2005

On Doubt

Doubt. There's probably no finer characteristic of humans (and maybe some other higher mammals) than doubt. I'm convinced that it is a large part of what made us successful as a species, at least thus far. I can imagine prehistoric man developing into… more »
Apr/17
2005

Tips and tipping

Tips. Gratuities. Servers. Drivers. Barbers. Delivery boys. Bellhops. We tip lots of people. Or we’re supposed to at least. I’m a good tipper. I’ve worked for them before and understand that some professions really require a good tip in order to… more »
Apr/16
2005

It doesn't make sense

So, my car is filthy. This is a fact of life for me. Every so often, I get the urge to totally clean it out. But I live in an apartmenht complex with a fairly stupid, but strictly enforced rule against cleaning cars in the parking lot. That's an… more »
Apr/15
2005

Mansions from Hell

It's happening near me, it's probably happening near you. Immense Taj Mahaj-esque, overly grandiose mansions that have been completely natural in Las Vegas equipped with life-like animated replicas of Jayne Mansfield or Liberace. E-fucking-normous… more »
Apr/15
2005
I am listening to the radio this morning. They are "on location" and they are having a contest for tickets to a concert. Granted, front row, but all that is up for grabs is a pair of tickets. The "contest" involves holding a chair for 5 hrs (or being… more »
Apr/14
2005
Goddamit use the bloody fucking turn signal you stinking retard. more »
Apr/14
2005

Why April 13th Sucked

It's a long story. A very long story. It's a long story as to why I have a roommate when I prefer to live alone (it involves ex-girlfriends - lots of drama there). It's a long story as to why the roommate had to go to the hospital earlier in the day (it… more »
Apr/14
2005

Perspectives

You ever hear the same story from several perspectives and end up with totally different primary story lines? Take for example the following story from my workplace. One of our clients has been very unhappy with us recently. They thought we were… more »
Apr/13
2005
The roads around here suck. This is not news, nor would I imagine that there are many places where this would not be true. But recently, I think people have been going out of their way to make things worse.. And for once, it’s the not the drivers that… more »
Apr/13
2005
Ok time to break it down here. short form: 3rd world men are inferior creatures either due to the nature or the nurturing of an intrinsic hatred for women. long form: Take the sub-continent, take all of Africa, take portions of South America, take some… more »
Apr/13
2005
It's like a knife to the inner ear! Worse than a dentist drill - grinding away at your teeth, sending shattering vibrations to the bone structure around your eyes - they're doing SOMETHING upstairs and it has been going on for far too long. more »
Apr/13
2005

Curse You Cookie!

Do you ever look at the fortune in a Fortune Cookie and just think "Well... no shit"? more »
Apr/11
2005

It's not that hard people

"Can I take your order?" "I would like a number 3 combo meal, please" "For here or to go?" "Here" "Would you like to mega-gigantic-colossal size it for three times the grease?" "No" Such a simple interaction. It's not hard to do. It's really not. I go… more »
Apr/11
2005
If you really want to sell that over-priced hunk of shack you pretend is a house for fifty thousand more than it's really worth, take a fucking picture of it. more »
Apr/11
2005
I have the insatiable urge, whenever I see an SUV on the road and some chinless twant with bleached blonde hair (or just as often some pallid, white-collar, shrimp-dick type) behind the wheel to scream at them to please, please, please find an open… more »
Apr/09
2005
I have a friend, who I'll call Gretchen to protect the guilty. Gretchen used to claim to love animals. Collected them to the point of near insanity. But she took care of them (and helped keep Agway in business, I'm sure) and they certainly had a better… more »
Apr/08
2005

Names

Why on earth would parents name thier children such OBVIOUSLY bad names? I just got of the phone with a Harry Ballski, pronounced just like it looks. I had to check out to spell his name in the employee database because I swore I must have heard him… more »
Apr/08
2005

Death of PC Games

In the past two weeks, I've heard about a dozen people telling me that PC games are dying. They love to point out how many more console games are made, and how much better the new consoles will be than anything that has ever existed before, and how much… more »
Apr/08
2005

shiny, pretty and new

"WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush's standing with the public is slumping just three months into his final term, but Americans have an even lower regard for the job being done by Congress. Bush's job approval is at 44 percent, with 54 percent… more »
Apr/08
2005

This should be obvious

If we're going to pray for anyone, it sure as hell shouldn't be the Pope. Why would whatever god there might be ever listen to Billy Joe Jack over the guy who is supposed to have a direct line to the almighty? If you ask me, the old man was praying for… more »
Apr/07
2005

mit.edu

I have a mug. It's black. It says on it "mit.edu". I don't like the mug very much. Today I filled it with dirt and put a plant in it. I think this is good. more »
Apr/07
2005

Internet Filters

Anyone else have internet filters at work? Most people do. Nice little programs that prevent people from downloading warez or porn at work. Totally understandable and acceptable filters. Yeah, we have those. Company of twenty thousand people, that sort… more »
Apr/07
2005
Barreling full on overwrought mass of metal and disregard. Rubber wet with the excitement of V-12 pummeling pistons and diesel enraged suburban castration. A foot or two more and your front would have become my side. Disbelief rearing yet again - for… more »
Apr/06
2005
Ok, lets get it going on. Abortion is a topic that has little or no gray areas. Either you are for letting a woman choose what she wants to do with her body, or you're for imposing a restriction on her rights over herself. It's pretty clear already from… more »
Apr/06
2005

OMFGTHISSUCKS

Christ - I just typed in a dissertation and it got fucking deleted because of a "greater than" sign within the text. Hoo-fucking-rah, 30 minutes of my life wasted. more »
Apr/06
2005

Google Wins

Online maps have sucked for a long time. MapQuest was never fast enough for me to use and Yahoo Maps tried. They really did. But they still got it wrong occasionally. It's unfortunate, because Google just won. They won everything. They dominated the… more »
Apr/06
2005

Tangled in the semantic web

Actually, just spun around in circles from my semantics homework. The mission, should you choose to accept it, Take Lazy PCF, extend it w/ a mutable store, define an operation and denotation semantics. Now prove the two semantics coincide using logical… more »
Apr/04
2005

So wtf.

So someone sez to me, they sez - "You know those bloggers, they're arrogant fuks", this was as I was about to ask them if they wanted to contribute. Blogging, well the word sounds disgusting allright. You know that thing they do in Eng101 (presuming… more »
Apr/04
2005

Welcome to World of Suck

Screw you. more »