Archive for August, 2003

GTA

Once more, a group of us (we seem to be growing in number) gathered at the Bells’ for some Grand Theft Auto. All in all a fun time, though very relaxed. I’ve played the game a fair amount and, though I’m not great at it yet, it’s not as thrilling as it once was to me. That said, it’s still…

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Napping While Sitting Up

Came home, with the intention of running out to do some errands before heading to Kent and Christine’s. I sit down on the couch for a minute and, a half hour later, wake up to find my arms crossed and Harmony sitting on my lap. I’ve felt tired all week, and I’m not sure why. I think I get enough…

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This Camera Pays For Itself!

Reason to carry a camera on you at all times #283: Because you never know when you’re going to run into a minivan that’s been detailed like it was the Galileo shuttlecraft from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Dig the WARPD license plate. Yes. This is geeky as hell. But I’ve got to say whoever owns this has earned my…

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Me + Concert

Here’s something that I had completely forgotten about: I’m going to a concert! Justin mentioned that Múm is playing this Friday! Woohoo! I am so not a concert person. I don’t care for crowds, and I’d much rather listen to music on my own than be in some big group huddled in a space to listen to a band play…

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Nightcap

Afterwards, I went back to the office and found Justin and Anna Marie. The three of us hit Monk’s, and had another drink (Anna Marie had water). We chatted a while, got caught up on some office gossip, and generally had a relaxing entry into the evening. At one point, Anna Marie told Justin his smoking was bothering her. Immensely….

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Portnoy | Persist

After work, I met up with Jeff (persist) and we had a few beers at O’Callaghan’s. We’ve been talking about meeting up for a few weeks, and finally cleared our schedules and were able to hang out. We talked a lot about work, about Flash, about family. We also had some neat discussions about learning, and documentaries (NOVA was mentioned…

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Lunchtime!

Katie stopped in to the Interactive area, and announced we were all going to lunch together. We are a hard group to motivate/move, but we all ended up at Portillo’s and having a nice, relaxing meal together. Today is technically Katie’s last day, although she may still be around the Q101 offices off and on this week. A lot of…

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Easily Amused

Sometime last week, a promotional poster was brought into the Interactive area and left for storage. It was a big poster of Tom Berrenger’s new USA miniseries: Peacekeepers. From what I understand, it’s a sort of CSI western sort of thing. Anyhow, this big promo poster was left, and Ben decided to do a little makeover. I was working on…

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Simpsons Chess

When I walked in to work this morning, I found a pawn moved and Katie’s calling card. Awesome! We ended up playing a few games later on in the day, but this was such a neat thing to encounter, even before the day actually began.

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A Good Run

It was nice while it lasted. Today, I had to run back home during lunch and dig for more money (took my car into the shop yesterday). Despite my best efforts at ignoring the crunching, grinding sound whenever I’d turn the wheel, my car has failed to magically fix itself. Stupid automobiles. Alignment was fucked up, among other things. I…

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The Web, Version 1.0

On the bridge that I cross each day to work, there are a ton of spiderwebs. And not just ordinary ones either, but huge, massive nets that are tucked into the girders. Some mornings, I feel like the only one who notices – everyone else is rushing by, walking briskly with their coffees and talking into their cell phones. Seriously…

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Hello Mother, Hello Father

Just got off the phone with my parents (they had called earlier). Got caught up a little bit on how things are going, and told my mom about some freelance stuff going on. Next thing I know, my dad’s on the phone and he asks: Hey, did you know your diary is on the web? OK. Things just got a…

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Two In A Row?

Ah, me. Late late late. It seems like the moment I look up from my computer, it’s damn near 10:30 at night and I haven’t eaten anything yet. I’ve already neglected you once for food. What kind of monster would I be if I did that again? No no, don’t mind that rumbling sound. That’s just my stomach acid dissolving…

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Sorry

I’ve got nothing for you today. It’s super late, and I need to make some dinner. So for the record, I’m choosing food over you. Sad to say, but that’s how it is. Oh now don’t be like that. Don’t look at me that way! That’s completely unfair. What do you want me to do, starve? A man’s gotta eat,…

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