Monthly Archives: February 2003

Friday Five For 2/28/03

1. What is your favorite type of literature to read (magazine, newspaper, novels, nonfiction, poetry, etc.)? I like Science Fiction and Fantasy novels; a mix between the mass paperback stuff (Dragonlance, Star Wars) and then some heavier stuff (J.R.R Toilken, William Gibson). I also like reading computer books and magazines; either technical stuff or the latest Computer Gaming World. Then of course, there is the waiting for the latest Robert Jordan or Harry Potter novel.
2. What is your favorite novel? There are so many to choose from. I honestly don’t think that I can pick.
3. Do you have a favorite poem? (Share it!)
Tygre, tygre, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?
And what shoulder and what art
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand and what dread feet?
What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? What dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?
When the stars threw down their spears,
And water’d heaven with their tears,
Did He smile His work to see?
Did He who made the lamb make thee?
Tygre, tygre, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

4. What is one thing you’ve always wanted to read, or wish you had more time to read? Don’t really know. I wish that I could read The Bible and understand it a little better. Hmmm. There’s always War and Peace, I guess.
5. What are you currently reading? Click Here to see what I am currently reading.
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I am tired because I

I am tired because I haven’t been getting sleep lately. Of course, I can chalk up part of it to playing Mechwarrior 4 all night long. **yawn** But even after that, I have been having a hard time sleeping or just not getting a good night’s rest. Well, what can you do. Yeah, I guess I COULD go to sleep earlier, but what would be the fun of that.
So Park Merced (the housing complex that we live in sent us a letter wanting us to sign another year lease and our rent would only go up $100 more. So we are going to start looking for a new place to live. Our lease is up at the end of April, but I’m hoping that if we find something early, then we can get out of our current lease early. We’ll see.
Traveled down to San Jose to see my friend, Mew, since I traveled up the weekend before to see the married couples. I think that I might be the only person in our group that is single right now. Anyway, we talked and talked and had a good time.
What else? Work is getting busier. There are some things that I need to take care of that I have been semi slacking on, because of the whole tiredness thing. Next week, for sure I will get on the ball.
Suppose to be working on an astrology thing for my brother. I need to finish that this week since I told him I would be done with it last week.
Am going to cook some dinner and then get ready to watch some T. V. Hmm, I wonder if I can call in sick tomorrow. Naw. I need to save up all of that time for when I need it.
Need to finish taxes this weekend. I still can’t believe that with all of the interest that I played on my student loans, I am only getting $22 back.
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O.K. Made plans to se

O.K. Made plans to se Mew tomorrow in San Jose. Started work on the astrological pages that Eric wanted me to do for him. Tomorrow, I’ll get his astrological info from The Secret Book of Birthdays. Room is cleaned. Still need to upload the few pictures that I took this weekend, but I think that I will wait until after I see Mew. Need to call Columbia House about my account. And hopefully, the Mechwarrior 4 that Kurt bought for me will arrive. Now, I am going to try and read some of the books that I still have from the library,
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On day, I swear I

On day, I swear I will take off the “Cam is off” sign before I turn on the web cam.
Anyway the cam is on, but I have to go outside to talk to Mew on my cell. Will be back eventually.
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Quote from this weekend: Guy#1

Quote from this weekend:
Guy#1 – “Don’t think about her, you are better off without her.”
Guy#2 – “Yeah, if she can’t realize what a great guy you are, then good riddance.”
Guy#1 – “Although, I have to say, she did have some nice curves on her”
Guy#2 – “Yeah, She had the curves in the right places, very pleasing to the eyes”

Yes guys, she did have some excellent curves on her.
Anyway, I must have been either really tired or I am getting a taste for wine. Usually, I can’t stand the stuff and can only handle one glass before I am out. But this weekend I held my own. It could have been all of the small glasses that I had though.
Got a jury summons today. I could have sworn that I just did this a couple of months ago. **sigh** If Tim hasn’t left by then, I guess I’ll go ahead and do it and save my postponement until later. The last time, I didn’t get picked, but stayed at city hall almost all day long.
O. K. going to get some more soda (bad Joe) and then clean my room and get some stuff done. Also need to call Mew; she’s in town and I think that I’m going to visit her since I’ve missed all the other times she been in the area. It’ll wipe out the money that I was trying to say, but if I don’t I think she might get offended since I drove up to see Barry/Gabi/Kurt/Lesa.
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I missed the Grammy’s last

I missed the Grammy’s last night, but I’m glad that Nora Jones won so many of them and that Avril Lavine got shut out. John Mayer is kind of a mixed bag for me; his songs are good, but everytime I see him in an interview, he comes off so arrogant that I just want to punch his face in.
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Slow day at work; also

Slow day at work; also boss is sick, so I am updating from work. I got some project that I need to do, however I am waiting to see if their are anymore deliveries commng in today. Mark called and needed the day off to finish some schoolwork, so I let him. Tim is still on vacation until tomorrow.
So, while I was up at Vacaville, I stayed up and talked to Gabi about me. She thinks that I should get out of here and go somewhere, anywhere, and spend some time discovering myself and to find out what makes me happy. It’s something that I don’t even know how to do; even if I did now, I don’t think that I could do it now. I blame everything on my financial situation, which is the truth. I can’t afford to do anything right now. I have $50 in my checking account, and nothing in my savings. I have been living paycheck to paycheck for the last couple of months and have been extremely lucky that nothing serrious has happened to me. In the future, all I can see are the bills that I have to pay; registration fee for the car, my website bill is comming up, security deposit for a new place with Mike, loans and bills, etc, etc. With all of that, how am I uppose to go out and find myself; find out what makes me happy?
**sigh** I think an addiction would make me happy right now. Alcohol, drugs, Everquest. I got an email from sony saying that they were going to give me a month free on my old EQ account. I could totally see myself zoning out an playing EQ all day and night long. However, and addiction is no solution to my problem (so I deleted the email, so I wouldn’t be tempted).
I think the best thing for me to do is to just keep myself busy so I don’t have to think about being happy. I need to find a second job to help me pay my bills quicker. I need to really start going back to the gym on a regular cycle, instead of every now and then. Need to work on project at home, like categorizing my photos, converting my website to be viewed on Geocities in case I have to give up my webhosting (Geocities **shudders**). Need to practice on paying my games, both Mechwarrior 4 and Diablo II. Need to get Moveable Type installed. Blah, blah, blah. In a roundabout way, I guess it’s avoiding the problem. I guess I do need to learn how to be alone by myself and to enjoy myself. (actually, I’ve been enjoying myself way too much lately, but I guess that’s a different topic) I should go and make an appearance on the camera and look like I’m working or something.
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Weekend Update

Traveled to Vacaville after Mike’s sister, Lauren, took us out to dinner at a Japanese Restaurant. Arrived around 10:30p.m. and hung out with the guys (Barry & Kurt). They convinced me to have a few glasses of wine and after two bottles, the girls showed up. It was good times with everybody. Kurt and Lesa left and I stayed up talking to Gabi about stuff going on in my life. What is it about having children that makes you wiser. Anyway, I got some really good advice, it’s just a matter of following through with it.
So today, I played with their son, Antonio in the morning (I taught him how to stick out his tounge). We went out for awhile and then came back so I would work on his computer. I was trying to network them so that they could both use his DSL connection. Didn’t happened though. I left around 2pm and headed to Napa to see if Amber was home, but she was out. Came home and stopped by Mitchell’s ice cream shop to pick up some ice cream for Mike and I.
I am really pooped out, but I want to stay up and watch the grammy’s tonight. Am downloading Mechwarrior 4 because Kurt and Barry are playing it and want me to join in on the fun.
There are thoughts in my mind; maybe they will come out tonight. Maybe I’ll hold them in my head.
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Joe’s Moving Company…

So the move went pretty well, even though Mike almost killed me with his driving. 7 hours to move from the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park to Glen Park. I thought that we were going to have trouble with her queen size bed, like the trouble that I had with mine, but it wasn’t too bad.
So now, I am going out to dinner with them, and then driving up to Vacaville later tonight. I guess I’ll stay over and come back sometime Sunday.
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I’m suppose to help Mike

I’m suppose to help Mike help his sister move today.
Of course, I stayed up late last night, like I wasn’t suppose to do.
But I got up at 11am to take a shower and to get ready.
Because Mike said to be ready at 11:30 a.m.
So it’s almost noon. And Mike’s just getting out of the shower.
**sigh** If Mike’s sister is anything like Mike then this will take ALL DAY LONG.
I just hope to God that she is actually packed, and not like Mike when I helped move him here.
Afterwards, going to Vacaville to hang out with the marriedtons Barry/Gabi & Kurt/Lesa (as oppose to the singletons, Amber and Amanda).
I might stop in on Amber on my way up to see how’s she is doing.
Of course, it all depends on when I’m finish the moving thing.
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