Going Out.

Welcome everyone.

It hasn’t been too long since I last updated and as usually not much has really happened.

Currently I’m sitting here at StarFucks drinking, yes.. I admit, I broke down and bought a coffee. Because Diedrichs was closed. 🙁 Either way, I’m sitting here drinking my coffee waiting for JonJon to get off work and for Nikki to get here so that we can all go out to TigerHeat. That should be tons of fun, though we’ll get back about 3am which will leave me with enough time to shower and maybe take a nap. We’ll have to see how I feel about that time. I got a double shot mocha so hopefuly I won’t be tired by that point.

I can’t wait to get back to my normal schedule again so that I’m not as grumpy/etc. all the time.

Today I really snapped at Ty, about a couple of things and I feel bad, but I also think that it was about time that someone snapped at him about it. He was just being so fucking annoying about a ton of shit. Mostly I snapped at him about my computer. I was getting ready to put it away when he grabs it and goes, ‘WHY ARE THERE SO MANY PORTS!”

Now, if you’ve ever SEEN a powerbook you know that there’s 10 ports on the one side of the machine. There’s the OBVIOUSLY needed power port, along with a modem, ethernet, firewire, (2) USB, Monitor, mic in, audio out and then the lock port.

He goes, “My laptop doesn’t have NEAR that many ports” and it’s like, have you sat DOWN and counted how many ports your stupid compute has? Grrr. He’s so annoying. And then he gets into it with me about how Apples such, when the stupid whore hasn’t even used one since like System 7 or something.

THEN he gets into it with me about the iPod because he’s like, “I heard that have shit ass sound quality” and it’s like, “WHERE THE HELL DID YOU HEAR THAT FROM”… iPods have ALWAYS been known for their superior sound quality. God he’s so stupid.

THEN earlier I asked a VERY SIMPLE question about this stupid Star Trek which he is CONSTANTLY watching, and the answer was….”He hasn’t been designed yet” but do you think Ty could leave it at that? No he had to be all derogatory and try giving like a 10 fucking minute explanation. Then I was like, “Did I ask?” And he was like, “No but I’m going to tell you anyways, so which I responded, ‘Shut up, I didn’t ask and I don’t care.”

god I was just SO ANNOYED with him tonight.

In other news, work is goinng really well. I got all the validation done for the timesheet program and got volunteered today to write a new web/db application for change request forms. Because right now when someone needs to do an upgrade to a production server, we (the HD) sent out a form to them, they send it back, we enter it into pivotal (which is a HELLISH system devised by pfizer and is ungodly slow) and then we run reports, etc off that.

Then when there’s a change, (IE approval or denial of the ability to do the upgrade, or when it’s completed/failed/etc) we get an e-mail then have to go in and update the pivotal ticket,e tc. Basically it’s just a TON of work for the HD. So I get to write a new web based system so that SA’s can enter everything themselves and all the HD has to do it run the reports and notify people of the planned changes. So it should be good, and easier to do then the timesheet program because there won’t be so much redundancy in the fields.

We also got yelled at today because one of our clients is on a war path with us. Basically she sent in a request to have some work done a couple weeks ago and because Mike is so fucking slow, it didn’t get done. So we all get yelled at. Thankfully _I_ took the initiative to have it done just the other day. So that’s good.

Another thing is that Mike at work is SO SLOW! It took him 4 hours to do something this morning that usually only took me about 30 minutes to do. God it’s so annoying and then today during the HD meeting with Jill he complained that the HD was ‘swamped’ with calls. Hello, we’ve been getting 6 or 7 calls A DAY for the last two weeks or so. Nothing that is OVERLY stressful either. It’s just that he’s so slow when it comes to writing things up and doing shit. Grrr.

Anyways. Yeah.
So that’s my life

The other night Jon and I watched HellBoy, HORRIBLE movie. I reccoommend NEVER seeing it. Last night we watched 50 first dates. That was a pretty good movie considering who was in it.

Tonight like I said it’s off to tigerheat which should be tons of fun.

Well StarFucks is closing, so I’ve got to break. Laters all.

I Done It!

Well Graduation passed and here I am, still working away without a job. 🙁

The weekend was good, though I was a bit saddened by a few things and surprised by a few things.

First the things I was saddedn/annoyed about (In no real order):
1. Melinda and Rob didn’t come. Adam did, which was nice to see him again, but I was hoping to see Melinda and Rob as well.
2. Frank and Kaye didn’t come either. I was really annoyed by this, because they were such a huge part of my life in HS I thought they would at least send a card or something. But I didn’t even get that. I was really upset by them not coming.
3. Fagen’s didn’t come either. I wasn’t really disappointed by this, but it was still annoying that they didn’t come.
4. My Grandma Sibbel’s gift. Now, I wasn’t expecting much from anyone. I really wasn’t. But when you’re the first person on that side of the family to get a 4 year college degree you’d think she would treat it a little more. She was only one of 3 people to give me $20. And the other two I wasn’t anything from. Grrr.
5. No one from my Yucatan class came.

Things I was surprised by:
1. Adam coming. I was surprised that he actually came, it was good to see him. He said we should hang out this summer and I think it’ll be fun to hang out a little.
2. My PU’s present. I was expecting more, but figured it would be much less. I was pleasently surprised by what I actually got. Now I have to decide what to do with it. Which I’ll get into later
3. Steven came. I was REALLY surprised by the fact that he made the trip (IE, drove himself and his girl) just for my gradutation. And that was after she had to work from 5:30 – 1. So I thought it was really nice of him. In the thank you note to him I told him we should hang out this summer and have a drink. Gave him my number too. Perhaps we can get him drunk 😉
4. My G&G’s present. Way more then I thought. It was nice! 🙂
5. The nice weather.

Overall everything was good and I was happy with the graduation. It feels good to be done, yet really stressful to be done too. I’m sure that come fall I’ll be wanting to go back to school.

Now, about my PU’s gift… The total comes out to be about $4,000… About $2,000 in savings bonds that people have given me over the years, and about $2,000 in cash. They said they were going to buy me a laptop computer with that cash, but since they didn’t know what I would want, that they just gave it to me. So now I’m caught in the middle, or should I save it. Right now AIT is having a sale on Mac Powerbooks, they’re $1,999 for:
15.2-inch TFT Display
1280×854 resolution
1.5GHz PowerPC G4
512K L2 cache
80GB Ultra ATA/100
ATI Mobility Radeon
9700 (64MB DDR)
Backlit keyboard
Gigabit Ethernet
FireWire 400 & 800
AirPort Extreme built-in
DVI & S-Video out

Which normally retails for $2,800. So I’m really tempted to buy it. I’m also tempted because that would mean I can sell my other three computers/monitor/KVM/network hub and all that other shit and potentially make about $600 from the sale of all of that stuff AND best of all, I’d have a TON more room in my car for when I move. I’m just really torn as to if I should spend the money or not. If I had a job, I wouldn’t have any problem buying this laptop. I’m also scared because I have a feeling that Apple’s going to announce the G5’s Powerbooks at WWDC this year, but even if that happens the earliest they’d come out would be August. If not much later. I mean it took them like 4 or 5 months between the time they announced the G5 Xserves and the date they actually shipped the damn things.

::whines:: I just don’t know what to do!

Anyways. That’s been my weekend….

Oh, I also register trained at Old Navy this weekend. That was hellish. The people that work there are SO STUPID! Gah. It was very funny though because I kept asking all these questions to the girl doing the training. Questions I obviously knew the answer to already. lol By the end of it she was catching on and started answering them before I got to ask them! roflol.

Anyways, I must break to get back to work.

Laters all.

Hot Boy

Today was absolutely amazing. We walked so much today and did so much and saw so much. It’s just all so really cool.

But first I have to tell you all about last night, which was a blast! lol.

Well, actually I should tell you about the day yesterday. We all took this bus which was hellish! It was like a 2 hours bus ride, and the roads here are horrible, so every little bump or crack in the road and you came up out of your seat, and then there wasn’t any AC in the bus, so it was just hell! I couldn’t believe it.

We got to the village and walked around this cathedral and this short crazy guy gave us a tour and it was funny. And he showed us this really neat sun dial from like the ancient times. I really love all the history here, I wish we had it all in the states too!

After that was a carriage ride around town and then to the ruins. Which was really neat. We climbed to the top of them and had a good time. From there we went to this restaurant which was really cool. I also learned a few things…

“30% more push”
“Double Deckers”
Both of those things reference things you can do in the bathroom, if you really want to know ask. lol, It’s pretty gross.

Once we were done in the town we came back to the hotel and then went out shopping. I tried finding andrew FFX-2 for cheap cause they had a lot of PS2 games super cheap, but no one had them. The guy at the video store also checked me out, and he was pretty hot. Though the thing I really don’t like is that you can’t tell how old the people are here. It’s kinda strange.

Anyways, after that we went to this store and got some bacardi and came back to the hotel, got supper and ordered a big pitcher of pineapple juice. TOok that up to the girls room and we mixed that and the rum. It was REALLY good tasting. I had a lot more then the other people, and I really started to get annoyed because everyone was treating me like I was 2. And I was still doing just fine and I wasn’t that drunk. LIke I remember everything that happened and all that. Then we went out to the hallway to get something, and Yanira came out of her room and made me go back to my room. She walked me down there. lol. I sat up watching TV for a while, then talked to my roomies when they got back from the game. After they left again, I went to bed and slept tell 5:45.

Today started out really annoying. LIke everyone was asking me if I had a hangover and was again babying me. It got REALLY fucking annoying. I KNOW my limit for drinking and I wasn’t even THAT drunk. It really got on my nerves. Just like when EVERYONE was pointing out that I was burned and asking me/telling me to put on my sun block! I’m fucking 22 years old. I can handle this shit myself.

Anyways, this morning we went out to Chichen Itza and it was REALLY REALLY pretty and so neat. Again it was just more ruins and stuff. But these were in such great shape. And it was just so neat how like they built over the old stuff to make new, and how most of the “hills/mountians” in this area are actually just ruins that are covered over yet. How neat would it be to just one day go out to your back yard to dig a hole and find a ruin. They were all so pretty.

ONe thing though is that I wish we had more time to explore it on ourselves. We only had like 30 minutes total, which was a bit sad. I could have sat at the top of the pyramid for a couple hours just looking at the views and stuff. I also wish that we could have been able to climb more of them. It’s sad that they had them all blocked off.

I also got to thinking about how they know all of this stuff and the history behind them. What also confuses me is how can things that are so HUGE can be lost in time and get covered up like that. I mean, where’d the people of this region go for so long that these huge pyramids can get lost. It really just amazes me.

It’s like they say in that one movie..”There’s so much to be see then can ever be seen, so much to do more then even be done” and that’s totally how I feel out here, there’s just SO much to do and so much to see. I wish I could live here for like a year or two and just do everything and experience it even more.

After we left the ruins I got REALLY annoyed about things, because like these stupid guys were being so annoying in the market. I wanted to look around and see what they had to sell, but they were being so aggressive and annoying that I just couldn’t deal with it, so I left and went and met by the buses at 2:15 like we were told. Then I get there and we’re told that it’s now 2:30 that we have to be there, so I just sat there for the fifteen minutes. It was really annoying. Then we get to the place where we’re eating and I just get even more annoyed. Whatever though, I’m not going to let it ruin the last couple days of my trip. Lets just say I’ll be glad to get away from all the drama that’s going on around here.

Oh, and then at the hotel where we ate they had this place to shop inside, and they had this HUGE shelf penis candles. And then we go back in farther and they had gay mayan sex things, and also penis flutes and stuff. It was so crazy! If it weren’t so expensive I would have bought them.

After that we came back to the hotel here and I went to the internet cafe. It was SO great because I got to talk to drew bear. It was only for like 10 minutes, but it was still really exciting to get to talk to him again. I gave him a REALLY quick run down of what I had been up to today. And we just talked about a few things. I can’t wait to get back to Houston so that I can call him and talk to him. I’m also really excited because apparently he’s been calling me every day and leaving me messages. Which is insanely cute and I really want to go hear them all.

Talking to him again really made me miss him so much more, and I can’t wait to see him in a couple weeks. I’m really excited for my trip to Cali in April. Not only for getting to see him but also for all my job interviews. I really hope that I get an offer by the time that I leave that week. I’m super excited for the interview at that place just 10 minutes from Andrew. It’s the one where I applied for the Cobol and they e-mailed me back saying they’ve been thinking of adding a new position for a Sys Admin and my resume looked really good. Out of the interviews that I have, I’m most excited about that. Also the beginning part of next week, I’m going to be really busy calling places back and applying to jobs to make up for all of them I missed this week.

Well, I guess I”m really done talking so…

Laters all

It’s MY Shit!

Ok, this has to be one of the best BOFH’s in a while. For those that don’t normally read it, or don’t keep up with the SCO stuff, I’m pretty sure that’s where the reference is going to….

BOFH: Protecting bodily waste in the public domain
By Simon Travaglia
Posted: 09/03/2004 at 13:04 GMT
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BOFH 2004: Episode 8

“You’re looking pretty cheerful,” the PFY observes, as the Boss rolls into mission control.

Mmmf! he responds, between mouthfuls of a large apple.


It’s this fruit, it’s delicious! he burbles.

What, the cafeteria’s run out of fried lavatory paper? I ask. Someone’s going to have to update the menu on their webpage!

Funny you should say lavatory, the Boss continues, as that’s just where this item came from.

You nicked an apple from the bog?! the PFY responds. That’s hardly hygienic!

No, this apple is a direct product of our toilet system! he snorts.

You nicked an apple from out of the toilet? the PFY gasps, wrinkling his nose.

NO! No, the company signed up to a sustainability and reduced ecological impact initiative a couple of years back, and this is one of the outcomes!


Simple. For the past two years we’ve been sending our effluent to one of those biodome things as a raw product for their planting system.

We’ve been giving them crap? the PFY asks.

For want of better wording, yes.

So does that mean we’re giving our clients a break? I ask, rhetorically.

AND THE OUTCOME OF THIS, the Boss continues, ignoring me, is fruit and veg, free for the taking, in the cafeteria!

So let me get this straight, I ask You’ve been giving my excrement away to people.

It’s crap! the boss responds.

It’s MY crap, and I work long and hard choosing the products to eat to make it high yield fertiliser.

It would’ve got sent to the bloody sewer system anyway, the Boss replies.

If I so choose to release my products to the public domain, so be it. However, if you take something which is mine, which I created, and give it to another well that’s theft!

Yeah, sure, the Boss snaps wearily.

I thought about it, and created it, it’s my intellectual property!

I doubt it!

. . . three days later . . .

What the hell is this? the Head of IT snaps, crashing into mission control, waving a piece of paper.

A … piece of paper? the PFY suggests.

Well? he asks, ignoring the PFY and addressing me directly.

I can’t see from here.

It’s a letter from your solicitors, saying they’re going to take legal action against the company and all the staff in the company who took any of the free fruit and veg earlier in the week!

Oh that! I said. Yes, about the company stealing my IP.

They stole your excrement! he snaps.

So you agree they stole it? I ask.

No, I didn’t mean that, I meant it was just … shit.

It may be shit, but it was incorporated into a better product without my permission.

And so if we don’t,. purchase a licence to your excrement, you’re going to sue us.


But we don’t want your excrement it’s smelly and worthless.

That may be the case, but parts of my excrement made up the fruit and veg you took, without my permission. And as I don’t license components of my excrement, just the excrement, you’d need a license for my excrement to own the fruit and veg.

It’s SHIT! he snaps.

There would be few people in the world who would disagree with you. However, my thought went into its construction, and it’s my intellectual property.

It’s SHIT!

I’m not arguing with you.

OK, how much is the licence?

50 quid.


Yes, now. Course if you wait till after the court case, the price might go up.

That’s extortion!

I’m not going to argue with you about that either.

But what good is an excrement license to me?

Well, should you want to use my excrement for something in the future you have a license for it. And you can keep eating the free fruit and veg!

So what PART of your excrement contributed to this carrot?

I’m afraid I’m not at liberty to disclose that.

We’ll I’ll tell the biodome to stop using your crap.

It would mean a complete cleanup, start from scratch, to remove all the vestages of my IP from the ground substrate, Very costly. And it wouldn’t help all you people who still have the fruit and veg.

So let me get this straight I buy a poo license from you for 50 quid.

At today’s prices, yes.

And you allow me to keep eating free fruit and veg.


And if it transpires that you used a toilet that didn’t empty into the storage container, but into the sewer instead would you refund me?

Well no, because you bought a licence to use my poo. Contained in that license is the option to use things made from my poo. But you can still use my poo.

So if there was none of your poo in the biodome, I’d have paid you 50 quid.

At today’s prices.

Yes, at today’s prices, for nothing.

No, for the license to use my poo.

Right, well I’m not paying.

Well, I guess I’ll see you in court.

. . .

Are you really going to take them to court?

Depends on how much money I get outside of court. If I get a lot, I’ve lined up a private investor who’ll buy all the rights and then charge an annual support fee.

If not?

Dunno, I might settle for a couple of pints and a pickled egg at the pub. So, was that a pear you were eating yesterday?

You bastard.

I don’t think Bastard goes anywhere near to describing the unmitigated scum sucking, bottom feeding toerag that is me. But hey who knew shit could be worth so much.


I also called and got the seats for the flights this weekend. I got:
DSM – Houston: 2A
Houston – Merida: 7F
Merida – Houston: 6F
Houston – DSM: 4A

How exciting!
I can’t wait to go.

I’m also a bit annoyed because I found a ticket today for $220 to fly from OMA to Santa Ana. Grrr, where was that ticket a couple weeks ago! Bastards.

Laters all.