Sink Eater!

It’s been a really boring week for me. Lots of work, biking, working out and QaF. I’ve taken on another contract job. This one will be only about 10 hours and then done with. Although there is perhaps a chance of monthly maint. It’ll be fun. The hardware was ordered, so nothing much to really do with it till that gets here.

I purchased these videos on iTunes the other day, you should all go watch them here: The Ride. Very moving. And then please go donate to me! I’m still at $0! I need some money to get started.

Work Work has been really boring. I’m waiting on this guy to get things done, sadly he can’t test his own software because he needs access to our Cisco VoIP system, so every time he changes something he has to e-mail it to me and it never works right. I just want the window to pop up to the front! Why is that so hard. You can see a demonstration of what I’m doing here.

NBC being sued by insinkerator. I think this is retarded. In one of the new “Heros” episodes it showed a girl’s hand getting eaten off by a garbage disposal. Comon people, get over it. They already block out the words “Coke” and “Pepsi” and everything else on TV shows. How bad is this going to get. Products get used in real life. Get over it! Yeah its showing your product in a bad light, but so what. It’s showing that these things can be dangerous. No matter what garbage disposal you have it’s going to be dangerous!

I also read this article about the 10 worst congressmen. It really pissed me off. These people claim to be so much more morally superior to us and all this shit. Yet look at what they’ve done. Sadly none of the candidates to replace them are all that much beter. I still say we need a revolution!

Plans for this weekend include: Biking saturday morning, working on my clock some more, buying some painting supplies, cleaning, watching QaF with this guy I’ve been talking to, more gym, and baking an apple pie! Go me!

My clock has been sitting on the floor for over a month now, just waiting for my EE man to complete his part. Very annoying because he keeps saying he’ll get to it. I finially got pissed and found someone else to do it. So I asked him for my stuff back. Said he’d drop if off last weekend, nothing. He BETTER fucking drop it off THIS weekend or I’ll be pissed.. Perhaps file a stolen items report or something. who knows!

I got a couple checks the other day from my first couple contract jobs. I remember why I never clean off my desk. Because when I do I CAN NOT find what I need. My bank has these special envelopes that you send your deposits in. If you don’t use the envelopes they send you it takes up to a week longer to get the money. So I went looking for them to send in these checks.. NO WHERE to be found! I know I had at least 10 of them not that long ago! 🙁

I completed my first Automator script the other day. 44 items, it’s pretty cool. Although it’s so simple it confused the hell out of me! 🙂


Private: Another one goes to London!

UGH! My company is sending ANOTHER person to London, that’s 4 people! Why am _I_ not there yet!? Ugh, this is just really pissing me off. This is what I was HIRED here to do, why am I NOT the one doing it. My friend Jason says it’s because I work early and and leave early, but I don’t think that’s the issue, the CEO and both VP’s are VERY thrilled with the work I do, they know that I do a great job, etc. So I just don’t get it.

On the same note though…. I haven’t really been in much of a mood to work this week (mainly because of this news I feel). So I’ve spent the days sitting at my computer reading about cheap airfare, buying a house for rental property and finding myself contracting jobs. I’ve got bids in on two jobs. Hopefully one of them will pull through. If the big one does it’ll mean about $1,000 a month in added income. Yay! 🙂 That’ll put me over the next big pay rate bracket! How exciting. I’m sure with my luck though it won’t come through.

I’ve been really lazy and sleepy lately. Classic signs of depression and all. I get home and just lay on the couch and really don’t feel like doing anything. I fall asleep early and don’t want to get out of bed in the morning. Very annoying

I signed up on the other day. There’s a few good looking candidates on there, but I don’t want to pay the nearly $100 for a 6 month subscription. Though they say if you don’t find love in 6 months you get 6 free… So maybe it’s worth it? lol. I’m surprised that the other matching sight doesn’t do gay couples. Random that.

Gas prices are crashing down like crazy… I think it’s politics… Who knows for sure though. Thank god they are finially back down to something semi-normal. Hopefully they won’t shoot back up any time soon.

I’ve found flights to Berlin for $550/person. Jan 8th-15th. God I want to go!

Why Geeks And Nerds

In the wide world of dating, there are many options. Do you go for the flashy guy with the smooth smile, or the dude in the corner typing away on his laptop? The following are reasons why I think my fellow you should pay more attention to the quiet geeks and nerds, and less attention to the flashy boys.

1.) While geeks and nerds may be awkward, they’re well-meaning 9 out of 10 times. That smooth dude with the sly grin and the spider hands? Wonder what HIS intentions are… plus, I’ve never had a geek guy not call me when he said he would. Score major points THERE.

2.) They’re useful. In this tech-savvy world, it’s great to have a b/f who can make your laptop, desktop, and just about anything else that plugs into a wall behave itself.

3.) They’re more romantic than they’re given credit for. Ok true, their idea of romance might be to make up a spiffy web-page with all the reasons why they love you, with links to pics of you and sonnets and such… but hey. It lasts longer than flowers, plus you can show your friends.

4.) Due to their neglected status, there are plenty to choose from. You like em tall and slender? There are plenty of geeks/nerds who are. You like em smaller with more meat on their bones? Got that too.

5.) They’ve got brains. Come on now, how can intelligence be a bad thing?

6.) Most are quite good at remembering dates. Like birthdates and such, especially if they know it’ll make you happy. Due again to their neglected status, they’re more attentive than guys who have more options. Plus, with all that down time without a steady partner, they’ll likely have mental lists of all the things they’d love to do once they GOT a partner.

7.) Sex. Yep. Sex. I’m not really familiar with this myself, but I’ve got friends who’ve been intimate with geek guys and it’s raves all around. They say a virgin wrote the Kama Sutra… all that time thinking about sex, imagining sex, dreaming about sex, (they are male after all) coupled with a desire to make you happy? Use your imagination.

8.) They’re relatively low-maintenance. Most can be fueled on pizza, Twinkies and Mt Dew. No complicated dinners needed here, so if you’re not the best cook, eh. Can you order a pizza?

9.) Most frequent bars as often as slugs frequent salt mines. You won’t have to worry much about your geek guy getting his groove on with club hotties because, frankly, he’ll be too busy rooting around under his computer wondering where that spare cable went. You won’t have to worry about him flirting with other people because, 9 out of 10 times, he’ll zip right by them in a perfect b-line towards the nearest electronics store. I’ve seen this happen.

Me: Eww. A&F’s Models… They’re so skinny. How is that hot? You can see his ribs!

Geek Guy: ooooooo…

Me: Hey! *notices he is staring lustfully towards the computer store*

Geek Guy: What?

Me: Never mind…

10.) Although he may not want to go to every outing with you, you can arrange swaps, as in, you’ll go to his Gamer Con dressed as an elf if he’ll take you to the ballet. Plus, if he doesn’t want to go someplace with you, you won’t have to worry much about what he’s up to. You’ll probably come home to find him asleep on his keyboard in a sea of Mt. Dew cans with code blinking from the screen. It’s ok. He’s used to this. Just toss a blanket over him and turn out the light.

11.) His friends aren’t jerks. I can’t stress this enough. You’ll more likely get Omg! A hottie!! Can I see?! than Hey hot stuff back that ass up here and let me get some grub on… They’re awkward geeks too and will, 9 times out of 10, treat you with the utmost respect and, more than likely, a note of awe. A cute girl picked one of their clan to date? It could happen to them! Hope! Drag some of your single girlfriends over, open up a pack of Mt. Dew, crack open the DnD set and get working. Nothing impresses geek guys more than a girl who can hack-n-slash (well ok maybe if she can code… a geek can dream).

12.) They’re rarely if ever possessive. They trust you, so you can be yourself around them. You like to walk around the house in a ratty t-shirt for comfort? He won’t care. He does too! They won’t get pissy if you don’t wear make-up or don’t want to bother primping your hair. If you gain a few pounds, they won’t try their best to make you feel like crap.

13.) They’re usually very well educated. Physics majors and the like. See #5. You won’t have to listen to him blathering on about his car (ok maybe a little), he’ll have loads of other interesting things to talk about. Politics, world events, how much the chicken burgers down at the local place rock, so long as you douse them in hot sauce…

14.) You’ll almost never have to hear, Yaw dawg whazzap!! plop out of their mouths. Unless it’s in jest. They spell properly, use correct punctuation, and are able to tell the difference between the toilet and the floor. They almost never get wasted, so you won’t have to worry about coming home to find him and his friends passed out on the floor amidst a pile of beer bottles. Mt. Dew cans, perhaps…

15.) And the final reason why geeks and nerds make great boyfriends: They actually give a damn about you. Not how you look (though that’s a plus), not how skinny you are, not how much make-up you primp yourself up with, but they like you for you. That kind of thing lasts longer than DaMN baby you got a fine ass!!! Believe me.

Application IN!

So, I finially got the application for that place, and sent it in. That was one hell of a hassle in and of itself. After all the work I’ve put in to get this place, I HAD BETTER GET IT! One thing I don’t get though is why do the landlords think they have the right to know your bank account numbers, etc?! I mean, with all that information it would be VERY SIMPLE for them to drain your account of EVERY PENNY!

In other news… seems things with Dustin aren’t going to work out, and here I was hoping that things were on the right path… I haven’t heard squat from him since Saturday morning. He said he’d call me last night, and never did. I’m kinda sad about it. I was wanting to have “the talk” with him this week, see how things were going for him, tell him how I was feeling, and see where he wanted to take things. But I guess this is a good indication.

I guess it’s time to start looking again. 🙁 Maybe I’m just jumping to conclusions, honestly I hope I am.

I was supposed to write something about some NDA things here, but I can’t remember what they were about….

The stupid old man won american idol, WTF is up with that?

Not much else to report, adios.

Edit:// Ok, I just read about this on CNN: Congress passes funeral protest ban. Ok, I hate Fred Phelps as much as the next guy, but isn’t there something like freedom of assembly or some shit? How can they ban people from doing this. I think it’s stupid. Ugh, rights people, where are they going?!?! I didn’t see them passing fucking bans when they protests at Matthew Shepards funeral, where were they for that? Jackasses.

My Coffee Table is Sexy!

So here’s to all you who laughed at me for pulling it out of the garbage…

It’s fucking sexy now!

And here’s the matching entertainment center:

And here’s the new rug I bought to go under the coffee Table:

My living room is nearly complete. I’m going to buy a vase to go in the center of the coffee table and then I have to buy one more painting to go above the Fireplace.. I can’t decide between the following:

He has others that I’d much rather have… Sadly they aren’t offered as Posters. 🙁

Umm, ok. Back to my weekend!

Friday I stayed home and finished painting my coffee table. Went to bed at like 9 or 10.

Saturday I got up and cleaned my apartment up from the painting and shit then went to Ikea and bought the rug, then I went to South Coast and walked around there for a bit. After that I hit up Smart & Final to buy food for the plane ride to France and back.

Came home and sat around for a while. Bike ride at some point. Then I went up to LA with this guy and we hiked through these mountians by the Hollywood sign and some crazy obersvatory. It was fun. But it was dark and scary. Plus we didn’t have flashlights so we were kinda just guessing where to go. It took about an hour and a half. Lots of fun.

We ran into a traveling band of gypsies on horse back too, crazyness I tell you. (They were actually just a bunch of little girls, but it’s more fun to call them gypsies!) WE had a really fun debate about politics on the way down. I think I probably scared him. lol

After that we went out to chinese food and then I went home and went to bed.

Sunday I spent the whole day lounging around my apartment. Went to bed about 6 because I was sad and pissed off (more on that in a private entry). I cried for a few hours … then watched the west wing. I wish live debates were like that. Fucking presidential canidates. After that I cried a bit more then went to bed.

Got up this morning and didn’t really feel like getting out of bed, but I did anyways. Only to go lay down on the couch for 30 more minutes when someone called me and woke me up. Blah, So I came into work anyways.

I dont get why you would let you children go and trick or treat only to take away all the candy that they get. It just seems mean.

Going to hollywood tomorrow. Should be lots of fun… Less fun now then I was planning on, but hopefully still fun. I’ll probably be sad.