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Posts in: November 2003

Old Friend

After script analysis, I ran into a guy from my production class, John Q. Average American. He’s about the nicest guy in the world, and I hardly ever see him, so it was kinda cool that he happened to randomly be there while I was frantically checking my phone for missed calls.

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Cingular Cigh

Okay, so I’m on the Cingular family plan with my parents. I thought it’d be a really good idea because it’d cost me $10 a month and I’d get an assload more minutes (600 anytime, 5000 nights and weekends, and they roll over, as opposed to non-rolling-over 250 anytime and 1000 nights and weekends for $40).

But it’s a really, really bad idea to share a cell phone plan with your parents.

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Staff Meeting

First things first: I did get an iBook, and I am now taking it to work. But it can only connect to a wireless network (and when it does, only barely) when I’m working the front desk. I get no access in the back office. As I’ll explain in a bit, we now have scheduled time at the front desk, and I don’t have much of it. This is a blessing in the sense that I don’t have to deal with any actual people for the majority of my shifts, but a curse for my loyal and devoted fan, because I cannot blog from work.

So, compromise time: I’ll probably draft entries in MS Word from work and post them when I get home. The operative word, though, is “probably.” I got a lot of actual work done today, which was the purpose of investing in a laptop to begin with, and I plan to continue to get a lot of actual work done. Hopefully I won’t be too tired to blog when I get home in the evening.

We’ll see how it works out.

And now, on with the show…

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Friday Five…on Sunday? (27)

Friday Five (special thanks to Rip for reminding me)

1. What food do you like that most people hate?
White cheddar Cheez-Its. Seriously, I don’t even know why they still exist. I am the only person on the planet who enjoys them. And they make me ill, too, but I love them (and eat them) anyway.

2. What food do you hate that most people love?
Shitty pizza.

3. What famous person, whom many people may find attractive, is most unappealing to you?
I’m not sure anybody actually finds her attractive, or if they’re just faking it, but Julia Roberts is pretty hideous.

4. What famous person, whom many people may find unappealing, do you find attractive?
Jane Kaczmarek. Yeah, I know.

5. What popular trend baffles you?
A recent trend among female hairstyles that dictates they must gel their hair so it sticks out all odd and spiky-like. It looks vaguely like bedhead, but more like the spooge hair-gel scene in There’s Something About Mary. I have no idea why so many women have adopted this hairstyle, since the only person it’s ever looked good on is Alyson Hannigan.

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LiveJournal Syndication

For the three of you who are wondering, I have canceled my synidcation on LiveJournal because it requires more effort than I am willing to expend on something that’s nothing more than a mirror of this site on a server that’s less reliable and has an asstastic interface.

I checked into ways of making the interface not suck balls, but the only way is to pay the folks at LiveJournal money. I won’t be doing that. Ever.

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Recognition

A girl came into the office today. I recognized her as having come in last week, looking for her U-Pass. She recognized me, too. I could tell because she sighed with heavy frustration. I am not the most compassionate employee, and I figured she didn’t particularly want to deal with me yet again.

It was strange, though, because she acted like I should remember everything about her. I did recall her face, and I remembered her name once she told it to me, but it wasn’t all there. Should it have been? They don’t pay me enough to remember people. But she was acting sort of shocked and irritated that I had totally forgotten. Fortunately, her U-Pass was in; if it hadn’t been, I’d wager she would have thrown some form of shit-fit.

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