Thursday, July 29, 2004

site update!

Added a bunch of stuff from my writing fiction class to the prose section. It's not everything, just the stuff that I thought was good. Which doesn't say much, as all of them need more editing.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Yes, I'm a geek

As if Soundwave wasn't cool enough already, this video just clinches it.

Sunday, July 25, 2004


I hate it. I really really do. We've been marking everything in the house for storage, which forces me to decide what I want to take with me (limited by space and ease of transportation) and what I won't be able to get at for the next two years.
This really sucks.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Been helping Adam move into his apartment the last couple days. It'll be a good set up once everything's unpacked, I think. Boy are my arms sore.
Jess gets home in a few more days! Yay!

Monday, July 19, 2004

the beach

well, the beach was something of a washout. It raied a lot of the time, and while, the beach isn't really somewhere I want to be stuck with my parents. Oh well. The good news is that when I got back, I found I had a postcard from Jess waiting for me! Yaaay!
In other news, Adam gets back sometime tomorrow with a truck full of his stuff so we can move it into his apartment Wednesday. Which, coincidentally, is also our father's birthday. Good thing I already got him his gift.

Friday, July 16, 2004

Weekend Plans

off to the beach tomorrow morning. Thankfully, I was able to find somebody to cover my shift at the vet's tomorrow evening.  Should be a good time, despite being stuck with my parents and grandmother, though ;) Look for me on the beach-cam (yes, I'll be the guy who looks like everybody else... just got a haircut, so the giant blonde 'fro won't be a dead giveaway anymore)

Thursday, July 15, 2004


so work today (okay, technically yesterday) was, um... busy. I did get sombody to take my shift Saturday so I can go to the beach, though. Yay. a weekend with grandma. :but anyway... everything was going just fine (apart from getting my arm scratched up by an overly-affectionate dog with freshly clipped nails) until I started walking the dogs at five. First dog I take out just up and collapses on me. I was seriously worried that he'd chosen right then to die(Grwler's not exactly young), but he seemed okay afer I got him inside and had a tech look at him. In retrospect, it may have been a stroke, or low blood sugar or something (not sure if he's a diabetic... it's possible). So after getting that dealt with, and reassuring myself that I wasn't going to get blamed for a dead dog, I take the next one out. He proceeds to drip bloody diarrhea all over the grass. Okay, that's unpleasant, but I felt bad for him, and knew he'd been having problems already. So then his owner (god, I hate calling them that. you can't really own a living animal, can you?) shows up while I've got him outside. Not wanting to get yelled at by her for the whole thing (although I know she knew, but still), I take Lucky inside to clean him up. Repeatedly.
Thnkfully everything worked out in the end, and I went home. And I get paid tomorrow (okay okay, technically later today).

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Class schedule

So I got a letter in the mail yesterday from the English Department informing me that there had been a schedule change in one of my classes. Now, of course, this means that I will invariably have a conflict with this new time, which I do. THankfully the conflict is with my philosophy class, which I ws taking just for the heck of it. I found some other classes I can still take, but of course, I'll need to go to the Registrar's office to fill out add/drop cards once I get back to school. It's nothing too complicated, just a big hassle. At least they let me know.
In any case, instead of phil210 Opression and Liberation, I'll take either phil190 Philosophy and the Arts, or Art223 Far Eastern Art. Any advice on which seems like the betyter choice is welcome. (Nick, this means you, as I know you know this stuff)


for those who were unaware, I've become a vegetarian this summer. so far no problems, I don't really crave charred animal carcasses or anything. I just need to get used to feeling really dissapointed when I go out to eat. Like, we werre at CHili's tonight, and I found two items on the menyu without meat in them. Granted, I could have ordered a salad and asked them to hold the chicken, probably. I'm just not used to having so few choices, I think. Oh well, means I'm more likely to stay home and cook for myself, which will probably be healthier anyway.

(p.s. this is post no. 300 for anyone keeping track)

Monday, July 12, 2004

well, let's see... what have I done this weekend?

1) helped Adam go apartment hunting. Wasn't exactly fun, but it was a good thing to do as the experiewnce will come in handy when I have to do the same some day.
2)went to work. Always a good idea, bacause this keeps one from getting fired.
3)Orioles game with the family. Way too hot to sit out there for four plus hours. THis is hw a stadium makes money on $4 lemonade and bottled water.

Friday, July 09, 2004

the things I pay good money for...

because I'm such a geek, and because penguins are funny, I bought this:

who here has ever tried giving a cat a bath?

Yes, they bathe themselves, so I was wndering why I needed to do this as well. Oh well, I don't get paid to ask stupid questions. At least Patches (the cutest cat ever) is also a very calm and freindly kitty and just screamed a lot instead of trying to claw my face off. I was glad to be done with him, though as his was the last of six bathes I gave today (the other five being dogs).

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Quote of the day

"Now now, perfectly symmetrical violence never solved anything." -Prof. Farnsworth

Tuesday, July 06, 2004


Good news for today (in chronological order):
1)made plans to get together with Katie for lunch Wednesday
2)hung out with Evan and Jeff
3)discovered I had a nice long e-mail from Jess!! Yay, Jess!

Sunday, July 04, 2004

The world is mine! Mwahahahahahahah!!

Adam just conceded the game of Risk we were playing to me. THis marks the first time in history that I've actually won that game. Ya me!

Saturday, July 03, 2004

Ah, the insanity that is Tribond

Can anybody tell me what Moses, Superman, and Pound Puppies have in common? Please?

Friday, July 02, 2004

Spider-Man 2

Just saw Spider-Man 2 with my family (whoa, thaty sounds weird. the whole family hasn't been together like this for quite a while). As expected, it was an awesome movie! That having been said, I feel it suffered many of the same problems the first movie had. Like the heavy-handed moral message (you asll know it, so I won't assault you with it here). Also, like the first movie, there was a scene, completely unneccesary in my opinion, in which a bunch of New Yorkers save Spider-Man. Now, that's all good and nice of them, but it felt tacked on. Like some exwcutive read the script and said "huh. that's good, but we need to make New Yorkers look good so the tourism council won't hate us." Or maybe it was leftover 9/11 sympathy, who knows. Either way, the scene felt contrived and out of character for the writing of the rest of the film. Other than those two things, though, I thought it was a great movie. I anticipate the third one, because we all know they're making it.

Thursday, July 01, 2004


Dad got home safe and sound, thankfully. He seems happy, even if completely worn out. BUt that's understandable. Just glad to have him back. Now there's someone else to mow the lawn and give grief to. (That was sarcasm, by the way, just to clarify)
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