Archive for September, 2004

Looking Bad on Camera

Saturday, September 25th, 2004

As I sit here bored on a Saturday night, re-visiting some websites over and over, I have come to a realization. I look really bad on my live cam when I am sitting here singing along with whatever music I happen to have playing on on my computer. Currently that music is “Through Her Eyes” by Dream Theaters. And though “she wasn’t given any choice” it is “burning just the same” to know that I am voluntarily sitting in front of this camera and looking like crap. 😉

Saturday Night Boredom

Saturday, September 25th, 2004

Winamp isn’t working and it is starting to really get on my nerves. It hasn’t worked since I upgraded to 5, so I uninstalled everything today and reinstalled it, but it didn’t work. I am forced to use WMP, and WMP doesn’t make me happy. At least not in the way that Winamp does. 🙁

The volleyball schedule never came out this week like we were expecting. So my guess would be that there is not game tomorrow. That makes me unhappy, but it also gives me another week to try to get my ass back in shape. I haven’t been working as hard at it as I should have been. But tonight I took the dog for an extra long, fast paced walk and watched Trading Spaces sitting on my exercise ball. Sitting on my exercise ball you ask? Yes, sitting on an exercise ball is supposed to be good for your “powerhouse” as it is called in Piladis. That of course being the core muscles in your stomach. A really important group of muscles in volleyball.

I am getting ready to start a series of EBay auctions to sell off a case of Muppet Kubricks I aquired in an attempt to get the Beaker toy. So if you have any interest in Muppet Kubricks check it out. I should have the first one up tomorrow hopefully.

Still kicking…

Friday, September 24th, 2004

I am still kicking. It has been a hectic week though. I had a migraine on Wednesday that through off a lot of my plans. Hopefully things will slow back down again today.

Last night I got to hang out with John of Coswell Productions, which if you remember blogs of the past hasn’t happened in over a year. Though my migraine on Wednesday and general lack of time on Thursday threw off my plans to make Caramel Apple Porkchops we still had a good time.

Ange stopped by to pick up the last of the PartyLite stuff. Now I will have to depend on the stuff I bought to keep my house smelling good. Which I am certain it will do a good job at.

Still no word on the Volleyball schedule. I don’t know if the season has been delayed or what, but it is a little upsetting that I haven’t heard anything yet. I will try to pester the YMCA guy today since I can’t find the e-mail addresses for my team.

No Blog Makes K80K’s Site Rather Boring

Tuesday, September 21st, 2004

Sorry for not having a blog in so long. I have been so busy with the new job that I haven’t really had the time to post anything. I am taking my lunch break to drop you all a message. Be thankful 😉

The new job is awesome. Everything here is much more together than it was at my previous company. I really like the people and I am finding myself constantly challenged and learning. Those were the two things I loved most about being in school, so having a job with the same qualities is awesome. Plus I get to program…what’s not to love about programming?

Tomorrow is Melissa’s birthday. Happy birthday Melissa 😀

Sunday my Volleyball league starts. Still haven’t gotten a schedule to let me know what time the game is. Hopefully I am not too out of shape 😛

Zombie Art Class

Sunday, September 12th, 2004

I had a dream last night that I was back in high school. It was the first day of school and I had a new art teacher who I didn’t know. I was running late for class, which was in room # 133. I run down the hallway at my high school and find a door with 133 over it. The door is short, steal, and flush with the wall. There was no handle, so I was clueless as to how to open the door. Then someone walks up behind me and says, “Just push on it”, then the proceed to do so and the door sinks into the wall and swings out of the way almost as if it is on hydraulics. I walk in the door and spot Lachrymose on the other side of the room, so I run over and sit down and look towards the front of the room. It appears that Rob Zombie is our art teacher. Only I must have known this already because I didn’t start jumping up and down and screaming when I saw him.

He introduces our first project to the class. Apparently we are making fish tanks. I select a long narrow tank and start filling it with a mixture of bright orange, brown and grey gravel. I run up to the windows where there are hoses outside hanging into view so that we can fill our tanks. I wash off the gravel and then fill the tank with water. I go back to my desk where I insert a large stone and a small skull (which for some reason was a real skull just extremely tired and the one eye was apparently winking at me). In between the stone and skull I insert a little SCUBA diver.

I then head to the front of the room where there are boxes and boxes of what I thought were all rubber creatures. After searching the boxes I realize that some of them are are real and the strangest creatures I had ever seen. I was searching through one of my boxes when out of the corner of my eye I see what looks like a small orange ant-eater surface in the bottom of one of the tanks and take a long breath with his snout and then go back down.

After a long search the only thing I could find that was appropriate for my long tank is a shark, only it is too long, so I grab an Xacto-knife and cut a chunk off it and try to make like it was done by anther, bigger shark.

Rob Zombie adds red food dye to my water to make it look like the shark was bleeding. I take my tank back to my desk and let it sit over night so that I could make the water safe to put the fish in. Then I wake up.