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May 31, 2002

Currently playing: U2 - Beautiful

Currently playing: U2 - Beautiful Day
Well I'm still alive... I'll try to get the pictures up from last weekend sometime today or tomorrow... in the meantime, I need sleep! As happy as I am that my car is no longer a 3000lb car-shaped paperweight, all the driving last weekend plus the onslaught of papers I'm facing now means that I'm going to have to fight for sleep...

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May 27, 2002

Currently playing: Pet Shop Boys

Currently playing: Pet Shop Boys - You Choose
Happy Memorial Day, everyone!

Respect those who defend our freedom with their lives-- I realize many see war and conflict as unnecessary or distasteful, but realize it has been necessary in the past and will be necessary in the future. (more later... I've had a 900+ mile weekend and am going to bed now...)

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May 21, 2002

Currently playing: Kylie Minogue -

Currently playing: Kylie Minogue - Spinning Around
Well homework hasn't killed me yet, my midterm grade was predictably dismal (and my TA was generous!) but I'm taking that class pass/no pass anyway, and I get my paperweight back on Friday... and I got my APC Line-R 600 today so that should solve the dirty power problem...

So if life doesn't kill me between now and Friday I think I'll be ok...

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May 19, 2002

I am currently the owner

I am currently the owner of a large 3000lb paperweight. =(

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May 17, 2002

Currently playing: Cake - I

Currently playing: Cake - I Will Survive
Episode 2... kicked *ss.

For a Star Wars movie, anyway. And the first half... oh man, there were some painful parts. The second half was worth the wait. Yes, I think Lucas overdid the lightsaber thing, and he's pretty lousy at times with at writing dialog (or his attempt at Shakespearean-style + Lucas-style scene cuts failed miserably; probably he's just not very good with dialog)... but the second half was worth the wait.

And yes, during the second half I had to repeatedly resist the urge to yell LONG LIVE THE EMPIRE! =)

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May 16, 2002

Currently playing: Pet Shop Boys

Currently playing: Pet Shop Boys - Home and Dry
episode2 tix

Awwwwwwwwwwwww yeah. frown

Unfortunately I'm not at the 12:01am showing tonight. Somehow since Episode 1 came out, I got more responsible, or there was less hype, or my friends got less enthusiastic... or maybe a combination of all three. frown

(and if you went to the 12:01am showing tonight and didn't invite me, you're a twit for not inviting me. frown tongue sticking out )

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May 11, 2002

Currently playing: U2 - Ultraviolet

Currently playing: U2 - Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
Homework, homework, homework... =(

Movie update. The Sum of All Fears looks like they bastardized it almost totally from the actual novel. BOOOO!!!! My hopes for the movie are not good ones... Erik and I saw the trailer for it last night while watching Spiderman, which had great action, but was really campy and full of one-liners for its own good. Kirsten Dunst looked pretty good, though. = Episode 2 hype is building, but it's a mix some positive and a whole lot of negative. Given how low my expectations are for it, I'm not too worried...

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May 09, 2002

Currently playing: The Roots -

Currently playing: The Roots - Don't See Us
Oops. Giving platelets today at UCLA Medical Center... seems they didn't use enough citrate (anticoagulant) to keep my platelets from clumping up. o_O Of 387mL of platelets, most of 'em got stuck in the machine! They did get their 400mL of plasma though, and I got all my red blood cells back.

Pics of Mike's SE-R. He was hit and run... but a month later now that he has (what's left of) his car back, he was taking it apart and found the license plate of the $*(#!@! who hit him. Good luck, and get well, Mike!

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May 04, 2002

Currently playing: The Cure -

Currently playing: The Cure - Saturday Night
Stillen Open House 2002 pictures are now up on my other domain.

I'm sitting here, paranoid about my PC due to the lousy wiring in my apartment. *crosses fingers* I can't pick up my APC Back-UPS Pro 650 until the 19th. =( Oh, just to further annoy me, I was finally able to retrieve my new batteries for my digital camera from my manager's office today, after I could have really used 'em this afternoon! *sigh* Anyway, I think I'm going to go replace the burned-out lightbulbs here and then go do some studying.

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Currently playing: Global Underground 12

Currently playing: Global Underground 12 - Dave Seaman - Buenos Aires - Disk 2
Well, Stillen Open House was fun. I'll post pictures later tonight. Rest of my life has been looking pretty sh*tty though. My friends are at +1 more car accident and the dipwads may not yet have reported it to insurance (!), which really upsets me because personal injury is involved (!). I think my friends, family, and I are at something like 9 car accidents in the last calendar year. =(

Next... my apartment appearently has dirty power. My PC's been rebooting randomly since I moved into Barry's old room; I've been suspecting bad power but never considered it seriously because of other possible problems in my PC. However, the light bulbs in our bathroom just burned out, and our kitchen light bulbs (which are brand-new!) just burned out too. Plus, our garbage disposal is broken (has been broken- and my fucktard roomies are the only ones who can call the manager- and they haven't called her yet!), and roomie #3's old PC fried about two weeks ago... it's a mount of cumulative evidence which points pretty squarely at lousy power.

Speaking of which, my PC spontaneously rebooted while I was downloading Stillen Open House pictures. Toasted 'em all. sad

Thankgoodness for data recovery software... and data backups for my e-mail, which was also damaged. I need to bring down my line-interactive UPS, it seems. *sigh*

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Currently playing (in my head):

Currently playing (in my head): Thomas' Apartment - Bad Connection
Saw UCLA Spring Sing for the first time... it kicked *ss! The winner's list was kind of controversial- probably due to politices. *rollseyes* Oh well. Got some video of Stevie Wonder, ACA Hip Hop, Thomas' Apartment, and some other pics too... but I'm not sure if any of it came out. I had a really good seat, but it was still way beyond the effective range of my flash and I didn't have a tripod. Oh well! Almost time for Stillen Open House... I'll cover that after it happens!

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May 02, 2002

Currently playing: Dr. Dre -

Currently playing: Dr. Dre - The Next Episode
Beware, graphic detail! Why I always have second thoughts about owning a motorcycle... I'm going to go lose my lunch now, and if I want to go fast I won't do it on a $10,000 bike, I'll bite the bullet and do it with a car of some sort so I won't be mixing gravel and flesh.

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