| "People in this world look at things mistakenly, and think that what they do not understand must be the void. This is not the true void. It is bewilderment." -A Book of Five Rings | (Friday May 24th, 2002 | 11:34) |
And once again, at the whim of my Godfather, I am going on a random lengthy trip.

      He needs someone to watch his house, children and dogs while he's doing a sales tour ... so I get to go down to Florida and play nanny. It should be pretty entertaining though, his kids are fun and I may get a driver's license out of the whole deal. He also has air conditioning, which I'm looking forward to entirely too eagerly.

      I'll be gone about five weeks starting this Sunday, so if there is an abrupt halt in all communications, I have in fact not died. I'm also uncertain about what kind of internet connection he has, so this page may become a little sparse as well.

| "You are not a fool just because you have done something foolish - only if the folly of it escapes you." | (Monday May 13th, 2002 | 10:55) |
Toga! Toga!

      Well the party was interesting. The best part really was the variety of sheets that people wore. Thaadd's industrial-black-sheet-with-chain toga ruled, so did EP's purple one with the shimmery gold cord ... Kat had leopard print and Al's looked like a picnic blanket. All in all, very entertaining. Mr. Weiler even overcame his inherent prudishness and joined in for a few hours.

      The only bad thing was Dave's computer dying in pain the next morning. Both the motherboard and the 40GB drive seem to be shot. It was very weird ... and very shitty. I don't know, it just seems especially pitiful to me. Merph ...

      I found more pretty comics though. In an ill-advised trip to the dinkytown Dreamhaven, I picked up a few copies of Vagabond ... and, damn is it good. I'm not very far into the story, so I can't comment too much on the writing, but the art is simply beautiful. I think I shall be weak and go get more today.

| "There is no comfort without pain; thus we define salvation through suffering." - Cato | (Thursday May 02nd, 2002 | 12:44) |
I read the saddest thing ever last night.

      Yes, sadder than the Silmarillion. It was the NSF survey (and don't you dare berate me for reading the story on Slashdot, Lem). Some of the highlights: Antibiotics kill viruses? Lasers are sound waves? Early Humans were alive at the same time as Dinosaurs? The god damn Sun goes around the Earth!?!

      Now, knowing that there are a lot of idiots in the world I would expect some (maybe a whole 20%) to answer these questions wrong ... however only 50% knew that it takes the Earth a year to go around the Sun ... <sob>

      C'mon people ... I'm not the brightest person, and I'm certainly not the most attentive, but does it really take that much effort to know more than your addition tables? or perhaps to read something other than the Mac'n'Cheese directions?

      Ah, well.

      Poor Miss Molly said that she can't come with me to San Francisco either, since it interferes with her classes and all ... and she even wanted to go <grumble>. Elena said she might be interested if Molly couldn't make it and of course there is the standing offer from Jason ... which seems goofy at best.