Saturday, October 15, 2005
Im trying to sleep on a Saturday afternoon, and ... nothing.
Glinessa: hey you...how goes it?
JPennant: hey G. Eh, trying to sleep, but my body has adjusted to being awake during the school day, as well as the graveyardshift
Glinessa: that sucks
JPennant: eh.. at least I have time to talk to folk
lilbro: whats a .msi file ?
JPennant: Installer file
lilbro: looking for a proplus.msi file u wouldnt by chance know where i can get it?
JPennant: fer what program?
lilbro: microsoft word
JPennant: should be on your office CD somewhere
lilbro: is that the best u can do?
JPennant: Its not like Im being paid for my time and my infinite patience
lilbro: if u had some of dat u may be getting paid an woulda been married already
JPennant: see? infinite patience
JPennant: Now, young wise-ass follow these directions.
JPennant: 1. With your Web browser, locate the following Microsoft Web site:
2. Click Download Now. Click Save this program to disk, and then click OK.
3. Click Save to save the owc1001.exe file to the selected folder.
4. In Microsoft Windows Explorer, double-click owc1001.exe.
5. If you are prompted to install the update, click Yes.
6. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
7. Insert your Office XP CD-ROM when you are prompted to do so, and then click OK.
8. When you receive a message that indicates that the installation was successful, click OK.
JPennant: Print that out so you dont have to ask me again
lilbro: dont have a office xp disc
JPennant: well, you need one
JPennant: its the root of your problem
JPennant: Again. Infinite patience. :-)
JPennant: Its only because yer my brother and I dont care to hurt your feelings, that I dont add "dumbass... dont ever doubt me and my skillz"
JPennant: See? Infinite patience
lilbro: no other word does u justice
JPennant: I automatically add 20% to the invoice for being called asshole. :-)
lilbro: u always were good 4 a laugh
JPennant: That's free. :-)
Friday, October 14, 2005
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Talking to a friend awhile back ...
"I love you dearly, but you know I cant take you seriously."
"Heh. Because you would break my heart."
"So we cant sleep together, huh?"
"It would fuck up our friendship."
"Yeah, it would."
Years ago, trying to give me a reality check, Carol the tough minded Aries with a Scorpio moon bluntly put it to me thusly:
"It's NOT a relationship if youre not sleeping together."
Well, that's kind of simplistic, but definitely a good way to sort through the clutter.
After the last Le Girl breakup (3rd time a charm), I refocused and stopped worrying about dalliances with people I could not take seriously.
Of course, while doing that, I met someone. Naturally.
Very bad timing, for as good as it feels to deal with someone I can take seriously - I dont really have the time for distractions. Plus, Ive got issues.
So, we are friends.
Even so, I feel like a bad boyfriend. It's not fair to her.
I work and go to school and sleep. I dont have time for much of anything else.
Now, she is feeling like she cant take ME seriously.
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
For the first time since mid-august, I had a day of neither work or school.
What to do with myself...
Web site to set up? Page layout homework? (If I had to do that over again, I wouldnt do it online, I wouldve gone to class. Ah well. I may take it over again.). Maybe catch some of the ships still parked for Fleet Week?
*pshaah*, I wached TV and slept and posted pictures up on Flickr.
I felt like a delinquent playing hooky.
VIRGO: Your birthday's history. You've settled into the first year of the rest of your life, but -- if you've done your homework -- the after taste should not be "another day older and deeper in debt." Admit it, Jupiter in your money house is about as good as it gets. Now, before that fickle fellow moves on, take a giant stride to solidify your gains.
I had intended to wait until I finished 2 semesters before I started going to the production stages of my plans.
But now feels right.
My friends and supporters wanted me to get going a year, 2 years, 4 years ago. Every time Id demur saying "Im not ready yet. It doesnt feel right."
I may not be ready, but it feels right.
Monday, October 10, 2005
Ive eaten countless chocolate treats since I became a chocolate addict nigh on 12 years ago.
Multi-layered, multi-textured, multi-chocolated.
This, is a whole nother level than almost everything Ive eaten.
You CANNOT inhale this thing in a few bites. You CANNOT eat this thing in five minutes.
Even slow sex isnt this good.
I forget what theyre called.. but go ... now .. to the Virgin Megastore's Cafe.
Spend a lot of money on this.
It is worth it.
- From October's Shutterbug Magazine
"I wasnt very technical to begin with, and the older I get, the less I care about the tools Im using. And I think my photography is getting better every year. Not because of the cameras I shoot with, but because of who I am and the connections I make I make with the world. Stick a camera in my hands, any camera, with a good lens, and I will come back with the shot."
I'd have to agree wih him - as some of my favorite shots were taken with a lowly consumer-oriented one-megapixel Kodak DC215, and if I had to - Id happily use that camera again. Still, although I agree that you dont need the latest, greatest camera to get good shots, I am very, very particular about the kind of camera I use - as are most of the good photographers i know, amateur and professional. They all have used a wide variety of cameras, and can get The Shot time after time no matter which one they use. Still - one and all, they arent about to use just any old camera for the job.
So yes, i agree. Ya dont need a zillion dollars in equipment to get good shots. But you do want a good one.