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It was a

It was a good weekend filled with too much drinkin'. Wednesday was Hoops night, as per usual. It was a small crowd. Me, Mullens, Anna, and Angie. I ate too much pizza and drank some beers. Good times. Thursday was Turkey Day, of course. I headed down to...

For those of

For those of you disappointed by the lack of sharers and the abundance of renamed files on KaZaa, I give you [the best online resource for downloading cool shit ever][1]. Now I just need a DVD burner. [1]: http://www.suprnova.org

Been a busy

Been a busy week for yours truly, filled with lots of working, mostly. For the most part, these have been uneventful days, except for fighting off a bad case of stomach cancer (don't worry, it was only temporary), and a psycho after my girlfriend's...

I was walking

I was walking to Polk and Schwa about an Inspector Gadget toy I remembered as a kid. Well, I [found it][1] on eBay a few days back when the bidding was at like $4. I was all prepared to spend upwards of $30 to get it. However, I cannot justify spending...

I love being

I love being a homeowner. I love making the house a nicer place to live. I love getting dirty, walking to avoid new, growing grass, fertilizing, painting, getting paint on my hants and shirt. I love having a gas powered leaf blower that probably annoys my...

here's a rant

here's a rant for ya. "Seeing Red...Dots: This is a bit off the beaten path for our tech page, but I think it fits as many of us see the impacts of digital piracy every day. As I mentioned before, I sat in the theater on Sunday watching a flick by the...

Digital Store this

"Digital Store, this is Tim. How can I help you?" "Yeah, is this US Cellular?" "No, Verizon." "Oh. What about US Cellular?" "What ABOUT US Cellular?" "You're not them?" "No. Verizon." "What's the phone number for US Cellular?" "I haven't the foggiest...

My Jeep is

My Jeep is quiet like a Cadillac now. Yesterday my dad and I spent around 6 hours outside in 37 degree weather with no gloves on holding bare, cold metal. There was a lot of laying on my back, reaching into the guts of my poor Wrangler and trying to avoid...

So my exhaust

So, my exhaust leak needs a-fixin', and today I took the Jeep to a friend of my dad's to get some bolts cut off, since they're so old and rusty and virtually welded to the car frame. When the Jeep was up on the rack, he informed me that at some point...

I haven't been

I haven't been sleeping much or sleeping well lately. Lots of stuff on my mind and lots of stuff to deal with, I guess. As a result, I've been groggy and disconnected and tired almost all the time. I just want 1 good night's sleep. I'm up to 3 or 4 hours...

In celebration of

In celebration of the perfect day today (can I get an agreement from the locals?), I did a shitload of yard work, including raking up the leaves I'd let sit on my lawn, keeping the moisture in to help spawn the growth of my new grass. I raked it up, and...

Note to self:

Note to self: It's a really terrible idea to eat an entire cheesecake by yourself just because a couple people say there's no way you can do it. If you do choose to accept such a challenge, expect to find yourself sick to the stomach for several hours...

So my third

So, my third day at the store and I'm becoming more confident with a bunch of issues. It's a good job. I don't hate it. If I get more ambitious, I'm sure I can make a ton of cash doing it. Even being a fumbling new guy who doesn't know a whole lot, I got...

fucking whoa.

[fucking whoa.][1] [1]: http://home.comcast.net/~msmith1015/VWVideo.htm

Well day 1

Well, day 1 is done. Day 2 tomorrow. Surprisingly, this Verizon thing is more of a "real job" than I expected it to be. Except for Mullens and 1 other guy, I'm the youngest guy at any of the Digital Stores in Peoria, East Peoria, Washington, and Pekin. I...

Last night Mullens

Last night Mullens had a small gathering around my fire place at his house. I had cheddar wurst and exactly 3 beers... 1 per hour and a half, keeping my promise to never, ever, ever get as drunk as I was last weekend. Never again. Anyway, it was fun...

Employed. Finally.

So, I'm a working man again. At Verizon. Or, rather, the Digital Store. I'm going to do some sales stuff, and they're also going to train me on how to repair the phones and do some computer/networking stuff. It's definitely not the job I'd love to have,...

Okay so let's

Okay, so let's recap the last couple of days. Saturday was pretty much the nicest day in the history of the world. It was so awesome. In celebration of such a perfect day, I dug out my outdoor fireplace, raked, and burned the leaves and sticks outside. It...

So the interview

So the interview at Verizon didn't happen because Steph was out of town. It'll be Wednesday, maybe, but time will tell about that stuff. So last week I was reading the classifieds looking for work, and this one ad said something like "we're looking for...

Tim Hi this

Tim, Hi, this is Jonathan Short from 89.1 WIDR-FM is Kalamazoo. I'm the producer of a show called Super-Pop here at the station, and we generally interview authors, musicians, film directors, etc. However, on the 22nd of October we're interviewing the...