| " ... When down her weedy trophies and herself fell in the weeping brook."
| (Wednesday July 18th, 2001 | 16:47) |
I really shouldn't be amazed anymore at what you can
buy online ... but sometimes I am. I'm mostly speaking of things that are
impossible/illegal to get in the US that can be bought online as long as they're
possible/legal somewhere in the world. It's madness ... But useful madness.
It's also funny what you can find poking around in
the indexes of some people's sites. Like so ...
This is the page which does not matter. It is not here for you, it is not here for me. It is almost not here at all.
Friday, Nov 3. 2:18 AM
"You who pass silently by where this body rests
Listen to what I say, for I tell you,
Such as you are, I once was, you will be what I am.
I did not think of death much while I had life.
On earth I had great wealth, from which I made great nobleness,
Land, houses, and great treasure, clothes, horses, silver and gold.
But now I am poor and lowly, laid deep in the earth,
My great beauty is all gone, my flesh is all dissolved.
My house is very narrow, and I have nothing but the truth."
-Epitaph Edward of the Dark Prince, translated from the French.
I doubt he'll mind since it really was just left up on the site to be found, and it's only a quote ... but still.
Miss Laura seems to be winning her
war. I'm not quite sure who she's fighting against or precisely why she's
winning but winning she is. Perhaps I should get her a victory banner of some
sort. I imagine she'd appreciate it, or hit me for it ... definitely one of the
Hmmm ... I appear to be rambling on rather badly,
so I will leave you and go find myself a bus home.
| Dear God My Back Hurts | (Monday July 16th, 2001 | 14:29) |
It does, it really does.
I somehow decided that taping, priming, and painting
walls was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon/evening. And it was ... until
this morning. Ugh.
I should quit complaining about it though. The weekend was
very nice overall. I got to watch a little bit of Berserk on Sunday after Dave
got his stupid monkey program to display the video input to his monitor and not
crash his computer. We didn't get quite as far as I hoped we would though. I think
Laura ended on episode 8 and it'd be nice to have everyone at roughly the same
point if we end up watching it in a larger group.
After the anime I followed Gut over to Raj's house where
he lives and helped him work on the upstairs rooms. It was pretty fun. I haven't done
remodeling type things since House was bought and it was good for me to be at least a little
The house has the best roof ever for sitting. It's flat and
easy to get to from the windows. The weather got breezy and cool later on in the day and I
went and sat out there for awhile. There's nothing quite like a nice high place to sit when
it's windy and there are good clouds. It made me miss the little window box in the courtyard
Anywho, Al showed up at around 10pm and we all went over to
The Village Wok despite Al's previous bad experiences there. I sat around talking and
suffering through Al and Gut's terrible puns 'till 1am or so and then decided that home would
be a nice place to go.
And that's about it. I'm going to go and try to make my poor
little ePerl script do what I want it to, or try to ignore my back, or perhaps do both at the
| Disappearing at Right Angles to Everything | (Tuesday July 10th, 2001 | 16:29) |
Back from CONvergence which is as good a time as any
to start this thing. Con was good, a little hectic but overall very enjoyable. I go to
meet Gypsy when he wasn't falling out of bed half asleep, which improved my opinion
of him greatly. His girl (Sarah) was very fun too. She has some of the nicest
tattoos I've ever seen, and considering it's her profession I just might have
to go to her when I figure out what the hell I want drawn on my feet. There were
also a ton of other people I ran into there, but they all tend to blend together
in my memory now. I'll try though:
Lonewolf was around briefly and gave me a very nice
backrub, I caught a glimpse of Danarchy in a doorway and said hi, Talked to Al
and Skippy for awhile when they were badging, Saw Doug Shaw but missed him at
the Masquerade, met Omaha for the first time and was a little embarrassed when
I found out that he was actually a he (I'd been assuming Omaha was a girl for
some unknown reason), and multitudes of other people that I can't quite recall.
Aside from running into too many people I played Sub-Head at
consuite with Thaadd, Miss Laura and Gut. It was really lots of fun (largely due to the fact
that we got first dibs on all the food).
I'm contemplating going back next year. My only reason not
to is that I might be going to Minicon (if I'm convinced enough that it won't suck) and I doubt
I want to go to two cons in as many months. I've got 'till October to decide, I'm sure I'll
figure it out by then.
Damn, that was much longer than I expected it to be.
On other fronts I finished American Gods last night
and can confidently say that it was a very, very good book. Go buy it now. The
new Flash Girls CD is also good (I bought it with the book in case you're wondering
where that leap came from). I'd only heard of them through a link of the Dream
Cafe page before, but The Fabulous Lorraine is indeed fabulous and funny in real
life, and her music is good too. She was also nice enough to sign my CDs proclaiming
that 'people other than Neil could sign things too'.
And now I think I'm done ... adieu.