Saturday, September 03, 2005
Taking it to the limit. When I get a chance, Im upgrading the battery for more power and longer life.
It's covered in an agent18 hard case. Man, that case has paid for itself several times over already.
Co-worker relieving me this morn:
"So Joe, you gonna go take pictures?"
"Hahahaha. No. On my days off, Im power sleeping. Sleeping as much as possible while I can."
Not like I have any choice. After a school week, the combination of working graveyard and having to go to school for 5 hours messes with my sleep cycles.
And its not like I can repeatedly bounce back after sleep deprivation like I used to. Now my body DEMANDS its sleep.
So, I crash HARD.
Sometimes, it needs to be said.
When New Orleans Mayor railed against Bush "to get off his ass" - (resulting in him flying into the area a day later - yeah, I believe that did indeed light a fire in Prince George's ass), I went halelujah - it needed to be said.
"The Bush Legacy: No Child Left With a Dime" also needs to be said. He truly doesnt give a damn.
Thursday, September 01, 2005
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
I woke up at 2am per my normal graveyard routine, went back to sleep and then back up again to dawdle on the computer, got some decaf, then off to school.
I got a few e-cards for the birthday. Interestingly, all 5 were Apple's iCards, not a one from Blue Mountain or Hallmark. Even the one I got from Nancy, who is a director in a serious Windows shop. That might mean something...
I dawdled and chatted on the computer received a few more birthday wishes via email, the web site, shouts from other web sites and IM. All were welcome and appreciated.
I tried not to reflect on anything deep or overthink the day, as Im wont to do - but I relaxed some of my self-imposed rules and grudges, an ongoing process. I'm trying to just do, for as someone noted, Im pretty amazing if I just let things fly instead of stumbling over the process by overthinking things.
Because of school, I didnt do my normal birthday breakfast, nor did I buy all the newspapers of the day. I simply dont have time the time to read em all in one day.
I was gonna do iHop in the evening, as Denny's doesnt do the free birthday meal for the adults anymore. But that seemed boring. So, I got the bright idear of doing Hawaiian food, and went to Daly City for some Loco Moco.
Ahh, that was a mistake. The combination of rice, 3 eggs, 2 beef patties smothered in gravy is wayyy more than the sum of its parts. Mostly fat and cholestorol and one heavy load.
I shoulda been warned. A Loco Moco isnt for amateurs.
So following the Hawaiian maxim (provided by Gabz) of "Hawaiians eat until theyre tired - or until the food runs out", I got myself a takeout plate of Chicken Katsu and katsu musubi.
Now, THAT was good.
My bad.. I didnt wish my fellow August 29'er Cyn a happy birthday.
Dont ever be fooled - Virgo's may act like they dont particular care about their birthdays, but they care that people REMEMBER.
So, happy Birthday Cyn.
Remember, birthday celebrations last a week. :)
Monday, August 29, 2005
Purpose and drive are simply pouring out of you, so if there's something that you've been wanting to make progress on, now is the time. You're able to convince others of the rightness of your actions quite easily, so it's also an opportune moment to gather allies for any efforts you might need to make. Remember that what you're working on takes considerable amounts of energy, so make sure you pace yourself accordingly.
People born today:
Arizona Senator John McCain is 69. (Born 1936)
Actor Elliott Gould is 67. (Born 1938)
Director Joel Schumacher is 66. (Born 1939)
Former White House press secretary James Brady is 65. (Born 1940)
Television host Robin Leach is 64. (Born 1941)
Country musician Dan Truman is 49. (Born 1956)
Pop superstar Michael Jackson is 47. (Born 1958)
Actress Rebecca DeMornay is 43. (Born 1962)
Academy Award-winning director and actor Richard Attenborough is 82. (Born 1923)
Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin is 70. (Born 1935)
Actress Carla Gugino is 34. (Born 1971)
Famous quotes by People born on august 29
"Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get"
Ingrid Bergman (Swedish born American film and stage Actress, 1915-1982)
"The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution."
Charles F. Kettering (American engineer, inventor of the electric starter, 1876-1958)
"Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness."
Oliver Wendell Holmes (American Physician, Poet and Humorist. 1809-1894)
Those born on August 29th have a strong desire to live their life in peace and harmony. Their emotions can be injured very easily. They sometimes can be their "own worst enemy". They have a vivid imagination and function the best in a well organized atmosphere. They believe in telling you the way it is and can do it without hurting your feelings.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (August 29). Every little thing you do is magic! At least the rest of the world sees it this way, though your tendency to be hard on yourself obscures your own vision! Lighten up and laugh a lot -- fall brings juicy projects and love galore. Domestic talents give a cozy feeling to the winter. Family mills around your abode. Love is delicious with Libra or Scorpio.
IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY
There will be opportunities left, right and center this year - you may in fact find you have too many choices! Therefore, your first priority must be to sit yourself down somewhere quiet, list your priorities and form a plan of action that will take you from where you are now to where you want to be this time next year. What could be easier?
IF AUGUST 29 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Important changes of view are in the works this year, so be poised to accept whatever is thrown in your path. It's out with the old and in with the new, so settling down into a comfortable groove may be difficult in the month ahead or in January. Stable relationships will withstand changes, but if you and a partner grow apart maybe it is for the best. Important friendships may open up some lucrative doors for you in late January - and you will be able to develop new routines as life settles into more predictable patterns during the months
Sunday, August 28, 2005
Passed onto me by George
You Know You're From Chicago If...By James Manning
- You - correctly - don't pronounce the "s" at the
end of Illinois.
It's pronounced "Ill-uh-Noy".
- You become irate at people who do.
Oh yes. Very much so. You wanna either correct them, or bash 'em in the head. Very irritating, that. They know better.
- You measure distance in minutes.
This is quite true. Never thought about that.
- You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Des Plaines".
Yeah. Like it looks. Not "Deh plahn", but "Des
Plains". Duh. :)
- Your school classes were canceled because of excessive cold.
Never happened. Not in Evanston. Even at Minus 34 with a windchill of
- Your school classes were canceled because of excessive heat.
Never happened. The heat usually comes after the school term ends.
- You've even had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
True. Have seen it go from 85 to 45 degrees in an hour.
- Stores don't have sacks, they have bags
And? We also call soda "pop" or "soda pop".
- You see a car running in the parking lot at the
store with no one in it no matter what time of the
This is true. But specially when its cold.
- You end your sentences with an unnecessary
preposition. Example: "Where's my coat at?" or "If
you go to the mall I wanna go with."
I do talk like that still.
- You can locate Illinois on the United States map.
I can find it even on a satellite map: Lower left hand
side of Lake Michigan out west to the Mississippi
river going all the way down south to where the
Mississippi and Ohio Rivers meet. Thats Illinois.
- Your idea of a really great tenderloin is when the
meat is at least twice as big as the bun and
accompanied only by ketchup and a dill pickle slice.
DEFINITELY. Hold the pickle. Add grilled onions.
- You install security lights on your house and
garage and then leave both unlocked.
Umm, in the burbs, yeah.
- When asked how your trip was to any foreign,
exotic place, you say, "It was different."
Hahaha. True. :)
- You carry jumper cables in your car.
YES YES YES. You'd better.
Every car Ive had in Illinois, I replaced BOTH the alternator and batteries at least once.
- You know what the numbers I-80, 55, and 90 mean.
I-80 is the main route going East/West between Cali
and New York, I-55 is the North/South Route, I-90
will take you between Seattle and Boston, being merged
with I-80 between Chicago and Ohio.
- You realize that I-290, I-90, I-94, and I-294 are
all different roads.
Yes. Although it doesnt seem that way coming thru
Chicago and the northern suburbs.
- You know the given names of the interstates, i.e.:
Stevenson, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Dan Ryan.
Yup, dont forget the Edens Expressway.
- You refer to anything south of I-80 as "Southern Illinois".
Ehhhh, anything south of Joliet, really.
- You refer to Lake Michigan as "The Lake".
- No matter where you are, when you hear the term
"Downtown" you immediately assume they are talking
about Downtown Chicago.
Mmm, sometimes. Most people say 'Downtown Chicago'.
- You find yourself referring to the central
business district of any city you happen to be in as "The
Nah. Who does that? "The Loop"is "downtown Chicago". Nowhere else.
- You have two favorite football teams: The Bears
and anyone who beats the Green Bay Packers.
Although, my alternate favorite team were the Raiders, til they moved to LA. And because I was in Jacksonville when they were started, I became a Jaguars fan. (I like saying "Jahg-Wire" like a true Jacksonvillian.)
But all that goes out the window when theyre playing the Bears.
- A brawl over which Chicago baseball team is better
breaks out every year at your neighborhood block party
Fuck yeah. Da Sox and Da Cubbies arent the same
- Even though you live 3 hours south, you still buy
True. Even tho I prefer the Sun-Times.
- You know what goes on a Chicago Style Hot Dog.
Tomatoes, pickles, chopped onions and .. ahh, celery
- You know what Chicago Style Pizza is -- and feel
pity for those that don't, and with good reason!
But of course. Nothing compares.
By the way, what Dominos call 'Deep Dish'.. isnt.
- You know why they call Chicago "the Windy City".
Yes, not because of the wind, but because of the
- You understand what "lake-effect" means.
Oh yeah, thats weather caused by the lake. Snow and rain that occurs because of the proximity
to the Lake. I once lived at a point (corner of Washington and Dodge in Evanston) where it would be
snowing, go one block away from the lake and it would be raining.
- You know the difference between Amtrak and Metra,
and know which station they end up at.
Yeah, Metra is the commuter train with local
stations, Amtrak is interstate, and neither do the two meet,
except in downtown Chicago.
- You have ridden an "L" (elevated train).
Well, Duh. :) And you say and write it "El" not "L". Sheesh. (The letter L means The Loop.)
It feels like fall in San Francisco.
Bright skies, crisp air. Mornings in the 40's and 50's.
That bracing wind reminds of the coming winter, the changing seasons, makes you glad to be a alive.
Yep, nuthing like fall.
Unless its fall in &%#%^&%%^& AUGUST!!!
Damned San Francisco weather. I feel like my summer has been stolen.
Next week's horrorscope:
What would you do if you consistently had adequate time, space and freedom in your life? You can be brilliant at reducing the level of chaos. All you have to do is set priorities and not schedule so tightly.
In the meantime, I whine..
JPennant: im not getting enuff sleep, and im not sleeping enuff
Glinessa: lol...they go hand in hand
Glinessa: part of working and being in school
Glinessa: your body will get used to it
JPennant: z getting old
Glinessa: happens to all of us
JPennant: Im like staying awake all night and all morning and afternoon -- and then , I only sleep for a few hours.
Glinessa: sounds like me...in bed at midnight, up at 4
JPennant: yeah, sumthing like that
Glinessa: it's exactly like that
Glinessa: trust me, you'll be ok
It's only been 2 weeks. Ive got this schedule through December.
Ah, I knew what I was getting into. Just dont have to like it.