April 14th, 2005
|09:23 pm - Buckaroo Kitty is not just a movie...|
NO!!!! WHY DOES HE HAVE A CAT AND I DON'T!!!?!?!?!?!?!
Congratulations everyone. You are the few, the proud, the ones I dropped like all my communities for because I don't have enough time anymore to keep up with all of you and I'd rather keep up with you then tell that moron that his dmesg output is telling him he needs to boot with pci=biosirq.
Seriously. Work is causing tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle.
Here's the brain dump:
The place that we lusted over, tried to form a geek house out of, stretched our wallets and imaginations for, etc. has gone to someone else. We were disorganized, desparate for _anyone_ to move in, and ended up with flakes that basically killed the whole thing. Screw that noise.
We have 15 days to find a new place. We probably will. It just won't be that place. See you later what might have been.
EDIT: Rather, it's here since we took down that advert.
A friend of mine recently reappeared in my life with a tempting job offer. It has occurred to me that if I want to get the hell out of this town, this would be the time to do it. It's almost certain to pay more (being programming, not support) and it'll mean more on my resume than this job will. Fun and comfortable though it is.
I suspect now is not the time though. Neither I nor relsqui is ready to give up game night and friends and stuff. Still, I wonder if they'd offer me a sum that would make me reconsider. I suspect they might.
More money + cheaper housing can be a heck of a deal.
And man, I'd love to get the hell out of Dodge.
In other news, self-centered neo-hippie jerks took over the intersection at Bay and High protesting UCSC's 'poor' treatment of lecturers. I've always dug how people say I suck for eating cheeseburgers at vegan meatings, but don't actually complain when the lives of various professors are put on hold.
Really, if we hadn't lost the house today, I'd've considered heckling. Man there's a lot of people in this town who need it badly.
Am I whiney and preachy enough yet? Really, I'm stretching myself here.
And stuff. Life is life. relsqui is still the ever bright light of my life.
And netflix is netflix and Rurouni Kenshin is still awesome and I'm loving introducing relsqui to it.
I wonder if we're going to end up moving again around June. There's been so many people who've claimed that if this were June, they'd totally LOVE to live with us, but y'know, timing's wrong and they really need to wash their hair tonight and I'd love to but I broke a nail and had to go to the hospital for the precious life of my precious cuticle.
I don't know. I don't look forward to moving. That's a whole lotta crap to move and it's going to suck.
I almost (ha ha) wish I weren't a packrat.
So I heard from one of the customers that Britney Spears is pregnant. I'm of two minds on this:
1) SHE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO BREED! NO! BAD! (But then again, some people think she's really cute, right relsqui? ; ) )
2) YES! SHE'S FINALLY DONE SOMETHING STUPID ENOUGH TO RUIN HER CAREER! _Please_ let childbirth be some horribly disfiguring thing that even the best plastic surgery money can buy can't save. On the other hand, Madonna did that whole thing and came out of it well.
It's totally lose-lose. =/
And in other news, compared to some guys I know..._man_ I get NO attention at all. Sheesh. On a related note, in social situations, I've decided to change my tactics a bit. I've come to the realization that I am, in fact, boring.
And now this:
1) The protest was actually a strike for service workers, not lecturers. These are the guys who do the shit work on campus and in 5 years for a 1% raise which exactly matched the rise in cost to park their cars and nothing else.
2) Madonna is amazing. Granted, she's trying to extend her youth. But don't tell me you don't like those snappy 80s tunes from the little Italian Catholic that could.
So, what you're saying is that a reasonable pay rate had been agreed upon, they're paid it, and their allowance for the privilege of parking on campus was raised wheen parking prices were. Sounds pretty nice to me. After all, I paid to go to school there and fees weren't lowered so I could park my car on campus.
Also, I happen to know that quoting the 1% pay raise there is a bit of a lie. That's a 1% raise for the entire rank & file, not say, for people who've been there the entire 5 years or even a significant portion of it.
As for Madonna, I'd never dare say such a thing. I hold absolutely nothing against Madonna. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that I liked some of her stuff from the 90s as well as the 80s. In fact, that "Music" song wasn't sooo bad, although she didn't write it.
About all the negative things I have to say about Madonna come down to her religious choices. She's gotten involved with a very questionable source of Jewish wisdom, for example. So she loses mega points in that area for not only believing devoutly in a religion, but taking someone's word for it, in addition.
I do think that some of her publicity is a bit over the top. For example, during the mid 90s when she was _really_ desperately trying to foist her sexuality on everyone. I suppose she tried to do that with the Britney Spears & Christina Aguilera thing too.
And just what was with the conical boob thing anyway?
awww, and you guys were all looking forward to it. i hope you manage to find another good place. =\
also...my cuticles are important, dammit!
I remember that photo... camel spiders rock <3
By the way, we probably won't meet a fiery doom eight hundred years from now. http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/1950da/
Also: I want to see Ruroni Kenshin. Any chance I can get in on the action?
Yeah, it's a shame they aren't as large as they appear. Nor are they actually remotely dangerous to human beings.
Also, a NEO wouldn't cause fiery doom. It'd cause slow, cold, starving doom. _if_ that. Most of it would be localized and probably not so bad when it comes right down to it. After all, we're still technically prepared for nuclear strike.
As for Kenshin, your lovely sister and I are considering starting over for your sake and paxsboy's sake.
Spiff to the iff... I am theoretically Very Busy this weekend but perhaps in the coming week?
|Date:||April 16th, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: Ruroni Kenshin
On one condition: That we can get a commitment from you to watch one disc each weekend. Elsewise, it holds up our already-damn-near-molasses flow of DVD goodness.
Sounds good. I'm warning you now, though, that the weekend of the 30th, I'm going up to Berkeley for BBS concerts (y'all might be as well).