Update: Blah. Not lots to say here. Work was work. I chatted for a decent amount of time and talked on the phone for a while with womenfolks (well, just one on the phone). Watched the 2nd and 3rd episodes of the Torchwood: Children of Earth miniseries. Had dinner. That’s about it. So happy that this week is coming to an end, looking forward to my date tomorrow night.
Got paid today. Money from that paycheck has vaporized alarmingly quickly. Cable, Verizon, Airfare to Indy for GenCon. Yeah, that hurt. $346 was the best I could score, even with The Priceline Negotiator working his dubious magic (not as magical as I had been led to believe). Having to borrow some money from my Dad for 4 weeks so I can be sure I don’t starve and so forth. Bounce Energy STILL has my account screwed up. Called, left two different voicemails to people there (Though I don’t know if one of the extensions actually is anyone or not), filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau, and even griped on Twitter. Someone at Bounce responded on Twitter and I emailed them about it, going with cut ‘n paste from my BBB complaint. ;) I’ve got to budget for paying Bounce still this month, once I can find out what I actually owe them, and probably replace another wheel on my car (please god/universe/karma/luck/whatever, just be the wheel and not require the tire to be replaced now as well).
Link of the Day: Key/Keyring Combo
Spam of the Day: “ Are you looking for the Fountain of Youth?”
Funny of the Day: Lit-er-al?
Pic of the Day: Super Trooper
Quote of the Day: “Life is like a road trip. Sometimes, the road is smooth, the scenery is beautiful, and the weather crisp; other times, you break down with a flat across the road from a hillbilly with 3 teeth, playing a banjo and looking at you like a dented can of Spam out of the dollar bin at the local Piggly Wiggly.” – Kara
Update of the Day: Got Windows 7 (Build 7068) running on my gaming rig at home last night, and basically functional. Testing out the “maybe this will run better with a fresh OS install, as well as being able to address all 4GB of RAM” concept. Didn’t unfortunately have time to give it some serious evaluation – which means actually playing and working on leveling in WoW, with combat, looting, etc. If I still get the occasional random hitching, then it means either that one of (or a combination of) the addons I use is the culprit, or that I simply need to get some hardware upgrades done. Finally met a friend I’ve been communicating with via Twitter and other social network sites and a little on the phone last night. She’s attractive, intelligent, funny, a bit geeky. Someone I could definitely either just have as a friend, or date. Not a clue what she thinks of me in return.
Was starting to get concerned about someone else, I just found out she lost her phone. Got the bottle of Penfold’s Bin 28 Shiraz (I think ours is a different year though) from James (my direct boss, and our CIO) yesterday. I was pretty sure I have a corkscrew . . . but if I do, I was unable to find it last night. There’s a chance there’s still one hiding in a box somewhere, but I think I’m probably just going to have to buy another. Seriously, this’ll be at least 3, if not more, corkscrews I’ve bought in the last 2 years. That doesn’t count the one I ran off at New Year’s Eve ’07 to help Ganit acquire.
Link of the Day: Wall-E Computer case – one of the most intensive custom case jobs I’ve ever seen. Note: LOTS of images, long load time.
Spam of the Day: “Bring her to the seventh sky”
Funny of the Day: Woman’s Ideal Strip Club
Pic of the Day: Just Awesome.
Quote of the Day: “If the delete key were meant for something else, it would be labeled ‘Delete/back/whatever the hell some jackass decided.’” – David Chartier
Brief Update of the Day: Sheesh, what’s with the wind last night and today? All the dust in the air has my allergies in overdrive, and the loose flue in my apartment was clanging all night long. Freaking the cat out, making it hard for me to get to sleep. I ended up being like 4 minutes late for work this morning because I had to dig around frantically to see if I had any more Advair left. I found 1 single disc left, finally. Sucks that I felt like I NEEDED a blast of that to function. Had been doing pretty well without it the last couple of weeks.
Link of the Day: Google Reveals Once-secret Server Hardware
Spam of the Day: “6 Complimentary Bottles of Wine & Deluxe Corkscrew Set on us!”
Pic of the Day: “Say ‘Wheat’. Now say, ‘Wil Wheaton.’”
Quote of the Day: “Anyone who doesn’t understand sex or fishing has done neither.” – Unknown, overheard and tweeted