Daily Archives: January 27, 2001

It’s the bad guy that makes the good guy look good….

Just thinking about why I like the bad guys in movies so much.
Is it because they are hurt, lost souls dressed in black like Darth Vader?
Is it because they are usually so ingenious like Wylie E. Coyote (even if they didn’t work)
Or is it just because, they are all just a little crazy?
Well, still no roommates. Am kinda hungry, but I think that I will wait until later to eat.
Too late to do a photo shoot; my room is way too dark. Unless I bring in all the other lights from the other rooms. I’ll think about it.
Actually, I was thinking of playing with my themes. I think I might unzip all of them and set them up again. I used to be into collecting and designing themes. I guess there could be worse things to be addicted to. I could be playing EverCrack. I can see it now: Screw classes, screw work, I just need one more kill to ding to level 10.
Thank God I gave that game to Suzanne to hold.
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Yay!!! I’m done…

Not too shabby for workin on a Sat. So monday mornig might be peaceful for Amber and I; until 11am anyway.
There’s a party that I want to goto, but i don’t have gas or toll to get to it. And I wasn’t really invited.
O.K. Time to go home and clean. I’m thinking a trip to the mall might be in order, if nothing else to goto borders and read. But I think I might actually do some window shopping. We’ll see.
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Slaving away at work….

Well, not really. I got shit done, but there’s still more stuff to do. I just don’t know how much of it I want to do. There are hats that need to be labeled and two orders that need to be recieved. And then I need to sweep and the 3M tape order needs a home. I’m thinking the hats are the easiest, so I can sit and watch TV while I’m stickering them. I might do the Blue Book order too; it looks big, but I think it’s only 2-3 items. The hardest thing is moving them since they are so heavy.
At the bookstore, I saw alot of people with Centennial Village keychains on. I wonder if any of the other roommates moved in yet. I totally left the kitchen a mess. I hope that I cleaned my room. I think I need to finish here and then get back home.
Current mood: bored
Current music: Jars Of Clay – Worlds Apart

I knew that being the Warehouse Overlord was a good choice

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Being an Evil Overlord seems to be a good career choice. It pays well,
there are all sorts of perks and you can set your own hours. However
every Evil Overlord I’ve read about in books or seen in movies
invariably gets overthrown and destroyed in the end. I’ve noticed that
no matter whether they are barbarian lords, deranged wizards, mad
scientists or alien invaders, they always seem to make the same basic
mistakes every single time. Therefore, if I ever happen to become an
Evil Overlord:
1. My legions of terror will have helmets with clear plexiglass
visors, not face-concealing ones.
2. My ventilation ducts will be too small to crawl through.
3. My noble half-brother whose throne I usurped will be killed, not
kept anonymously imprisoned in a forgotten cell of my dungeon.
4. Shooting is not too good for my enemies.
5. The artifact which is the source of my power will not be kept on
the Mountain of Despair beyond the River of Fire guarded by the Dragons
of Eternity. It will be in my safe-deposit box.
6. I will not gloat over my enemies’ predicament before killing them.
7. When the rebel leader challenges me to fight one-on-one and asks,
“Or are you afraid without your armies to back you up?” My reply will
be, “No, just sensible.”
8. When I’ve captured my adversary and he says, “Look, before you
kill me, will you at least tell me what this is all about?” I’ll say,
“No.” and shoot him.
9. After I kidnap the beautiful princess, we will be married
immediately in a quiet civil ceremony, not a lavish spectacle in three
weeks’ time during which the final phase of my plan will be carried
10. I will not include a self-destruct mechanism unless absolutely
necessary. If it is necessary, it will not be a large red button
labelled “Danger: Do Not Push”.
11. I will not order my trusted lieutenant to kill the infant who is
destined to overthrow me — I’ll do it myself.
12. I will not interrogate my enemies in the inner sanctum — a small
hotel well outside my borders will work just as well.
13. I will be secure in my superiority. Therefore, I will feel no
need to prove it by leaving clues in the form of riddles or leaving my
weaker enemies alive to show they pose no threat.
14. I will not waste time making my enemy’s death look like an
accident — I’m not accountable to anyone and my other enemies wouldn’t
believe it.
15. I will make it clear that I do know the meaning of the word
“mercy”; I simply choose not show them any.
16. One of my advisors will be an average five-year-old child. Any
flaws in my plan that he is able to spot will be corrected before
17. All slain enemies will be cremated, not left for dead at the
bottom of the cliff. The announcement of their deaths, as well as any
accompanying celebration, will be deferred until after the aforementioned
18. My undercover agents will not have tattoos identifying them as
members of my organization, nor will they be required to wear military
boots or adhere to any other dress codes.
19. The hero is not entitled to a last kiss, a last cigarette, or any
other form of last request.
20. I will never employ any device with a digital countdown. If I
find that such a device is absolutely unavoidable, I will set it to
activate when the counter reaches 117 and the hero is just putting his
plan into operation.
21. I will design all doomsday machines myself. If I must hire a mad
scientist to assist me, I will make sure that he is sufficiently
twisted to never regret his evil ways and seek to undo the damage he’s
22. I will never utter the sentence “But before I kill you, there’s
just one thing I want to know.”
23. When I employ people as advisors, I will occasionally listen to
their advice.
24. I will not have a son. Although his laughably under-planned
attempt to usurp power would easily fail, it would provide a fatal
distraction at a crucial point in time.
25. I will not have a daughter. She would be as beautiful as she was
evil, but one look at the hero’s rugged countenance and she’d betray
her own father.
26. Despite its proven stress-relieving effect, I will not indulge in
maniacal laughter. When so occupied, it’s too easy to miss unexpected
developments that a more attentive individual could adjust to
27. I will hire a talented fashion designer to create original
uniforms for my legions of terror, as opposed to some cheap knock-offs
that make them look like Nazi stormtroopers, Roman footsoldiers, or
savage Mongol hordes. All were eventually defeated and I want my
troops to have a more positive mind-set.
28. No matter how tempted I am with the prospect of unlimited power, I
will not consume any energy field bigger than my head.
29. I will keep a special cache of low-tech weapons and train my
troops in their use. That way — even if the heroes manage to
neutralize my power generator and/or render the standard-issue energy
weapons useless — my troops will not be overrun by a handful of
savages armed with spears and rocks.
30. I will maintain a realistic assessment of my strengths and
weaknesses. Even though this takes some of the fun out of the job, at
least I will never utter the line “No, this cannot be! I AM
INVINCIBLE!!!” (After that, death is usually instantaneous.)
31. No matter how well it would perform, I will never construct any
sort of machinery which is completely indestructable except for one
small and virtually inaccessible vulnerable spot.
32. If I am engaged in a duel to the death with the hero and I am
fortunate enough to knock the weapon out of his hand, I will graciously
allow him to retrieve it. This is not from a sense of fair play;
rather, he will be so startled and confused that I will easily be able
to dispatch him.
33. No matter how attractive certain members of the rebellion are,
there is probably someone just as attractive who is not desperate to
kill me. Therefore, I will think twice before ordering a prisoner sent
to my bedchamber.
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The Baskin Robbins Dream

So I’m in Vacaville and I decide to go to Baskin Robbins to order a cake. Well, Baskin Robbins has changed; it’s bigger, but for some reason darker in side. So the kid at the counter greets me and I go over to the cake display case. The cakes are all right, but not the quality of stuff that is usually found here. One of the good things I can say about the Vacaville Baskin Robbins is that Craig (the owner) always put an emphasis on cake decorations, and the Vacaville stores have always had the best cake decorations anywhere. Anyway, these cakes really looked like crap. The borders were sloppy; some weren’t frosted right, and the icing was bleeding big time. Yuck!
So I go over to the counter and the flavor of the month is something with Cheerios in it. The kid behind the counter is being really friendly, tell me the flavors that are popular and which ones he prefers. So I ask him about cakes and he start rattling off flavors and styles. I’m like, “Whoa, junior. Slow down.” I tell him that he really likes his job and he agrees and starts singing a song that is playing on the radio behind him. I don’t remember the song (I think that it was on the radio at the time that while I was sleeping) but the gist if the song is that “I’m never going to leave”. I’m thinking, God, he is so unblemished and unbruised. I feel sorry when he gets crushed by this job.
So I ask him is there a cake decorator working. He says yes and goes into the back room. Then he comes out and starts asking me the usual cake questions. But I need to talk to the cake decorator, because I want a lion cake. The lion cake is a really cool looking cake, but it’s difficult to make because you can only do a little at a time, then you need to put it back into the freezer. So I see the door open and I call out to the two guys back there. The guys comes out and I start to ask him a question and he just ignores me. So I’m like, “Excuse me, can I ask you a question” He looks at me with this adittude look and ask me if I have a number. I’m starting to get a little ticked off with this guy and so I get a number and it’s 50. he pushes the buzzer and the number changes to 35. He calls out 35 and then he tells me that I will have to wait and starts to walk off. I am like, “Oh no you didn’t. Can a get the number of your manager?” He starts to get a card and then he says, wait I am the manager. So I go, well is Craig Hampton still the owner, let me get his number. He looks at me and writes a number down. It’s the wrong number. So I give it back and say that’s ok. because I have Craig’s correct number (WTF am I doing with Craig’s home number) and I just go off on a rant how I am a personal friend of Craig and his wife and how he should start looking for a new job right now and I storm off. Then I woke up.
It was totally weird, and I have no idea why I was dreaming about BR, unless a BR commercial came on while I was sleeping. But I haven’t heard or seen a BR commercial for awhile now. Anyway, I am awake and should start getting ready for work.
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Horoscope (by astronet.com) Frustration over

Horoscope (by astronet.com)
Frustration over partnership matters may tempt you to run away from a difficult situation. It is possible that you’ll have to work through your fear and take a risk in your public life. If you’re willing to walk to the beat of a different drummer, the spotlight will hit in a vibrant way. Even though you may attract some jealousy or unwanted competition, taking the easy way out will do nothing more than give you personal pleasure. Take advantage of opportunities that come your way.
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