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The neighbors... July 26, 2016, 7:00 pm
The three or four people I converse with on occasion know that I've moved about a year ago. From a small apartment of 8 or so years to a house..again. Next door is a duplex, as I'm typing the two small yappy dogs are once again suspended outside the sliding door by a small length of leash. No one ever walks them. Sometimes I see a woman, she comes out, sits down with a tablet, smokes a cigarette. Goes back inside. I've seen her on occasion, sitting in the van parked on the drive. It's not running. Just sitting, staring. The dogs..they are so tiny, surely it would be no effort to walk them. There's a baby in there, I never hear it.

During the spring, a teenager was outdoors. He lifts a large rock, or sometimes a slab of masonry over his head, throws it into the side of their only tree. He does this everyday for a few days. In one instance it looks as though he is trying to toss the rocks up into the tree. Is this a new workout? Some kind of tree-vandalism? What does he hope to accomplish? I find this person's activities very distracting. I know you can't be well-off, your family doesn't own this property..why are you destroying this perfectly healthy tree? Bark keeps disease and parasites away. You idiot.

At night, I contemplate going over there and taking the rocks and masonry from their little pile at the corner of the house and hiding them in my garage. One or two trips, I could do it. He would wake up, do god-knows-what before preparations for his daily battle, and find his implements missing. That would end this charade pretty quick.

The other day, two men were chatting it up in the backyard. There's a small cover of greenery blocking most of the view, and a rickety wire fence that connects to my garage, which was obviously built several years after house. Now I see them often, they go into the duplex's garage..the car is still always parked in the drive. The door is open, once again I never hear anything. Only at night, around midnight, the sounds of a power tool, possibly a drill. They don't look particularly handy, there's junk strewn everywhere in the yard, obscured by the fence-growth. That little white bench could be easily fixed..why don't you at least pick up and stack the masonry littered about? I don't understand these people. If they would just walk their dogs, I wouldn't care...maybe fix those blinds on the second level, they look terrible all askew like that. It's the teenagers room, I bet.

Opeth Live in the D October 30, 2011, 12:48 am
Yes, just got back from seeing them at St Andrews in Detroit, a small venue a block away from GM headquarters. It was fucking awesome. They sounded great and played some of my favorite songs. Now back to whatever it is I do.
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Morrissey +1 May 22, 2011, 7:57 am
Happy birthday you mopey old bastard. Oh wait, me too. I'm 32. Oh god, my feet...

Feel free in joining together to mock the old one. Me, not Cthulhu.

bye bye August 17, 2006, 2:18 pm
I can't afford my internet connection anymore so I might not be around much. This will give me time for my work though, so I guess it's okay...that is until my electricity is also truned off. Being poor is great.

zomg brifday May 22, 2005, 12:29 pm
YAY for me.

I'm getting over a nasty cold/flu thing so I won't be doing much, prolly watching some Star Wars, playing Dreamcast and generally sitting around. Work was nice enough to let me go for the day. I'm 26!

AAarrgh (computer) November 26, 2004, 5:07 pm
Okay, I'm running my new AMD64, which I had put sp2 on for Winxp, only after reading about the horrible time people are having with this service pack. Sure enough, my system became very unstable, and would randomly bluescreen out and reboot. The screen would go by so fast I could not read it.
So, I manage to uninstall sp2, but still encounter a random total hang of my system, no warning, no message, just dead. These seemed to happen anytime I was running firefox.
Since then i have started to reinstall and update a few programs just in case sp2 had mucked them up.
Just wondering if anyone had some insight into tracking down the source of the total hang, or has had any major stange issues with Firefox or sp2 on a AMD64. Event viewer is no help, and windows restarts as if nothing happened.

But, so far I've been running all day without a crash, so maybe I'm in the clear. Just gotta try some games and see what the deal is over time I guess. And just when I get HL2!! ;(
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What a day... June 5, 2004, 12:00 am
I dont post in blogs often but felt compelled to so bear with me

Work today started mostly normal, a little slow, when a woman and her seemingly normal son come in looking around. The kids looks to be around 8 or so, and I notice his mother looking for a sales person. Like usual, I approached and asked if she needed anything. She wanted a hermit crab for her son. I then showed them the hermit crab cage and the kid gets very excited at this point, and tells me that his babysitter has a hermit crab. He instantly points out a random crab and says 'I want THAT one!'

I pick it up and yes, its alive and it looks fine. But then I notice the price is not yet on the cage. That means the animals can't be sold yet, they've just arrived to the store less than a week ago. So to make busy-time I check with the boss and sure enough the crabs can't go home. The two customers are wandering around and I simply explain to the mother that the crabs have to stay another few days. The mother tells her son what I just said, and for a moment he seemed fine, then the former happy child turned beet red, and started shaking, then explodes into the most violent tantrum I've ever seen! He ripping his shirt off with his teeth, growling, stomping, rambling incoherencies, and all the while Mother stands there like nothing is happening. this episode went on for a minute at least, then the mother hurried the child out of the room. Sure enough a few moments later, the red eyed kid stomps up to me, mother in the background staring blanky, and screams:
'Look, if you don't give me a hermit crab, I'm going to smash your puny head!!!'
Mother again grabs the kid and hauls him away and out of the building, thus ending the most fucked up day I've had in that place for quite some time. I just hope I don't see that kid when he's 18 and a serial murderer - 'I WANTED THAT HERMIT CRAB YOU FUCKING SADISTIC FUCK!'

And now a song...

A piece of mail
A letter head
A piece of hair
From a human head
They're sayin' to me
"I should've killed it"
"I should've killed it"
"I should've killed it before"
You're right, you're right
"Kill the body and the head will die"
They're laughin' at me
"I should've learned it"
"I should've learned it"
"I should've learned it before"
-What a day, what a day
If you can look it in the face
And hold your vomit
A wet sneeze and a "no left turn"
A row of teeth and an encouraging word
Beneath a mile of skin
"I should've noticed it"
"I should've noticed it"
"I should've noticed it before"
What a day
What a day
What a day
Don't you touch it

Faith No More - What a Day

Would anyone... October 3, 2003, 12:11 am
...give a good goddamn if I borrowed music from STRAIN and ICARUS.wad? I know in the txt file they say please don't but I'll give credit whoever the hell made those midis. I guess if anyone cares I'll hear about it huh? BLOg BLOGLLBOGBGLBOGBL

Motivating July 13, 2003, 9:25 pm
I'm moving shortly and may not have an internet connection for some time. I'm going to try and use this offline hiatus to get some cool Doom things worked on, not to mention playing with my new house ~.^
Just wanted to let everyone know, and say it was nice to meet other Doomers here and participate. I'll be back in a few months at the most.

And for no apparent reason, here is the letter H.

v5 July 3, 2003, 12:04 am
Debating weather or not to use some third party drivers for my voodoo5 on my 98se box. Anyone have any experience with 3rd party voodoo drivers or have any reccomendations?