Not only is it Friday…

05.28.2004

Sure, every time Friday rolls around my mood is a bit lighter
but this time…there are many recent occurances that are adding
to my good humor.

-Settlement arrived from lawyer for car accident in August of 2002.
-Signed up for Secured Credit Card with Wescom.
-Discovered my credit is now good enough that I’m eligible for up to $20k auto loan with Wescom.
-Surprised my dad with a dozen special cookies for his b-day.
-Falling asleep on the couch and having Erik wake me up in the middle
of the night and walk me to the bed.
-FRIDAY!!!
-Aqua Teen Hunger Force Season 1 DVD is in the mail.
-Ordered the laptop I’ve been drooling over, along with wireless access point.
-Finally bought new Compact Flash for my camera (2 512MB CF cards).
-Make surprisingly delicious roasted red pepper hummus.
OOS in 1 day!
-FRIDAY!!!
-Chris Fox arrives from NYC tonight.
-My first attempt at Chicken Mole came out very tasty.

With all the OOS-related drama flying around lately, I’ve tried
my best to distance myself from it. Although that’s kind of being
that I live with one of the main sources of said drama, I just choose
not to get into it. He knows how I feel about certain things, and
I leave it at that. I have far too many things on my mind right
now that are making me happy to allow any of that bs to get to me.

The way I see it…If certain people can’t be there the whole time
(or choose not to), no loss. The people *I* want to have with me
*will* be there…and that’s all that matters.

Take that, check engine light!

05.22.2004

Props to my dad for hooking me up with ignition wires.
I’d asked him to check and see if he could order them for me
since he owns an auto repair shop in NJ.
Apparently he decided to order and ship it to me…surprise!

See, for most cars those wires run about $30.
Lucky me, I own a Daewoo and nobody carries them.
So they have to be special ordered from the dealer, $80.

So I replaced the spark plugs and wires, but the light
was still on so I reset the battery. No more light!

woohoo!

doin’ the dishes

05.20.2004

So I guess from now on I need to wash dishes in front of him
so he beleives me when I say “don’t worry, I’ve done my share of
washing dishes the past couple of days.

I was expected to take responsibility for the few dishes left,
including dishes he himself said “i’ll take care of that tomorrow.”

What an ass.

Google Gmail

05.19.2004

That’s right, I have a new email address:

mastershake@gmail.com

Jealous, aren’t you?

Level 8

05.18.2004

The Dante’s Inferno Test has banished you to the Eigth Level of Hell – the Malebolge!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

Level Score
Purgatory (Repenting Believers) Very Low
Level 1 – Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers) Very Low
Level 2 (Lustful) Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous) High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious) Moderate
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy) High
Level 6 – The City of Dis (Heretics) Very High
Level 7 (Violent) Very High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers) Extreme
Level 9 – Cocytus (Treacherous) High

Take the Dante’s Divine Comedy Inferno Test

How disguistingly sweet

05.18.2004

Erik and Mikey
  • Will have two stylish children.
  • Intend to share their hearts when the time is right.
  • Are the cutest couple that there ever will be.
Orchestrated by ianiceboy

Freeway Blogger

05.18.2004

So I saw some really clever shit at
http://www.freewayblogger.com

Such as:

I dream of a day with no flat tires

05.17.2004

This was a good weekend mixed with some mild disappointment.
I had the oportunity to meet up with and hang out with on Friday evening.
I miss Laura, so it was nice to see her…even if it was brief.

Friday night included eating a fabulous dinner at East India Grill
with a number of friends ( along with several others). I love that place, and miss being able
to eat there (indian delivery rocks).
Dragged out to Prana with us.
Definitely had a good time, as always.

Saturday I failed in my attempt to get an oil change again.
Apparently the shop near me was awaiting a new compresser.
I did manage to get to the Sprint store and order a new phone
under warrantee (broken “hindge”).
Ran up to Manhattan Beach to meet up with BoRyan.
We worked together at iNetNow back in the day.
We discussed potential consulting oportunities regarding this company
he does development for.

If all goes well, I might be ready to quit my current job by
the end of June. That means more time for school and more time
to play and enjoy my summer.

My first project will be to build their Exchange server.
Nothing too difficult, but it will pay quite nicely.
Time for me to start squirreling away money 😀
I figure with all of the overtime I’ll be working over the
next few weeks, my plan should work out quite nicely.

BoRyan seemed pleased that this consulting gig would give me
the oportunity to pursue my goal of finishing my degree and
becoming a geologist.

Saturday evening I watched a film called “A Day Without a Mexican.”
It was supposed to be a satire about what life would be like in California
without Mexicans. The concept was great, but I think it was poorly
developed in the film. Overall, it was boring.

Sunday was supposed to involve hiking in Malibu with Laura, her friend Stephanie,
and Danielle. I was about to pick up Danielle when my car started to
vibrate. Lucky me, a flat tire.

I change the tire at Danielle’s with my donut only to find out the
shop where I have warantee service is closed on Sundays.

Realizing it best not to do a lot of driving on said donut, Danielle and
I headed back to my place where we swam and bbq’d. I’m sad we didn’t
get to go hiking with Laura…that really sucks, but I have a feeling
she’ll be back again soon 😀

NC Trip Photos

05.15.2004

For any of those interested in photos from my trip to NC:

http://www.ordinaryworld.com/~jesse/mikey/pics/nc05-04/

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