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Out with the old…

December 31st, 2007 No comments

Yesterday I rode my bike for the first time in over a month. My awesome new cycling trousers are, in fact, not waterproof. This is way more disappointing than it should be.

I’m 97% over being sick. Yay!

I’m nervous about New Year’s Eve. I have to say I don’t have a track record of really great examples of that particular occasion. I have no plans and I hope the people who have told me they will probably call me actually do. Or I’ll wander around from bar to bar by myself and go home early. In other worlds, a typical weekend night.

I hope not.

I need something great to happen. Not on NYE, just in general.

I didn’t think this post would be so mopey.

Did anyone else see the lightning today? I didn’t think lighting could happen when it was snowing. But I saw a classic lightning bolt today this afternoon. Totally vertical, from a inky gray cloud to the earth. Wam. Then thunder. T’was awesome, since I didn’t hear of any massive fires started by it.

Wool socks are great.

Okay, I’m going to bed.

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Guitar Hero is AWESOME!!!!

December 24th, 2007 No comments

That is all.

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Huh

December 22nd, 2007 No comments

Ahh. Sloppy joes are good.

And I’m kind of drunk.

I keep my change and roll it up, so I had some money for tonight. And I had a pretty good time.

As for the paycheck, three guys impersonating cops hijacked a FedEx truck in NYC. No, really. So my moneyt is sitting in an NYPD impound lot waiting for some pig to put down his donut and dust it for prints.

Yes, my company prints paychecks in NYC, and sends them out. To arrive on payday. And there’s no backup plan. Or even if there was, this is the Friday before Christmas, so everyone’s off.

Fucked up. I know.

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Protected: Before you say direct deposit

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Protected: Paychecks didn’t come.

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Booties and birthdays and bears, oh my

December 16th, 2007 No comments

The “official” company Christmas party was way more fun than the first Christmas party at the boss’ house. The Boss’ party had better food, not that the food at the company party was bad, it was good food. But there was no mammal. It was mostly shrimp, which I guess is a Chart House thing. The Boss had prime rib. Mmmmmm.

I got the booties last night, way even more awesome than I had thought. I got them about 6pm and wore them for the rest of the night, which was to about, um, I caught a bus at 11:45. They didn’t slip once. That was the biggest problem with the old booties, the toes would slip off if I walked just about any distance. Now that I’ve got those and my tooth is fixed, I don’t have much of an excuse to not ride my bike to work. So I’ll hafta find another one. Maybe I’ll wait until this cough goes away.

Last night was also my barberess’s birthday. Hope you’re enjoying the hangover, Shannon.

I thought I blogged about the Golden Compass, but I don’t see it. I thought the writing was pretty bad, but the casting was spot on. The girl who played Lyra was perfect. The panserbjorne were bitchin’. The atheism angle was, of course, played down and I wish that people who aren’t members of the Catholic League would stop caring about what the fucking Catholic League says. I want to see it again freed of expectations. Overall I have to say I was disappointed, though. Because of the writing. But if you’re not a person who writes, or reads, screenplays, you’ll probably be entertained.

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Root canals rule!

December 13th, 2007 No comments

Eating without pain is awesome.

Lying with your feet above your head for three hours, not so much.

Next month, probably, I go in to have the crowns put in. Until then I have two teeth made of filling material.

And it doesn’t hurt when I chew.

Yay.

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Any Given Monday

December 10th, 2007 No comments

The cycling pants were too tight. Hopefully by this weekend I’ll have the size I actually need. I did confirm that when I get a pair that fit, they will be super duper awesome. And the booties suck zero ass.

The Christmas party was, well, meh. Food was good, the crowd was too nouveau riche for me. It was in Lake Oswego, after all. So I spent most of the time in the back patio smoking cigars with the people I work with an the guy from school at the old building who told me about this job.

Wednesday is a work Christmas dinner. I’m not one to turn down free food, so of course I’m going. I also have my first dental cleaning in who knows how many years that day and the next, root canals! I’m strongly leaning toward not going to work after. And of course, this will add to my credit card balance.

Hm.

I have to admit I was disappointed in The Golden Compass. The writing was pretty mediocre and the movie felt rushed. Fortunately the casting was spot on. All the major characters were perfectly rendered. I’m going to check it out again.

I haven’t been getting any kind of activity. I’ve been fighting off some kind of bug so I haven’t gone to krav (grappling while coughing? Bad.), I’ve been skipping the gym to get home early for sleeping and riding my bike dries out my broken tooth and makes it owie. But that’s going away this week. So yay.

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Torture

December 6th, 2007 No comments

Went to the dentist for the first time in over 10 years today. And I haven’t had any work done for probably 5 years before that.

The dentist did not do a happy dance upon looking inside my mouth. The total billables for fixing two teeth is just shy of 3 grand. And I have 3 or 4 more broken teeth. Fortunately they’re all the teeth I already knew about, there were no subterranean bombs waiting for me. Le whew!

Golden Compass tomorrow, fuck yeah!

Saturday I (hopefully) get some awesome cycling stuff. Actual cycling pants, not the kind that are designed to pull over some other pants, and some booties that will hopefully not be suck assy like the kind I’ve used for the last few years. But the pants are a special order and the shop got a large without asking (I have a pair of the same model of shorts and they’re XL (but fucking awesome)), so hopefully these fit.

Then my first work Christmas party. Might be awesome. Might suck. Dunno.

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