.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Electronic Elasticity

Friday, August 26, 2005



Co-op Workterm #1:
Status: Complete.
Grade: "Good"
Reaction from subject: <(^^)>

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Quizila: SuperVillians!

Which Super Villan are you?
Take This Test to Find out!

I am:

You are DR. DOOM! People give you a lot of shit
because you let that idiot Reed Richards screw
with your experiments, and because you carry
around a pistol even though you can blast holes
in a concrete wall, but those people don't have
their own goddamn country, now do they? Ha ha

Who is your inner Marvel supervillain?
brought to you by Quizilla

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Wednesday. 2 Days Between Me and Freedom.

Well, Ive got some really nifty stuff to report today!

First of all:

Try this free little game!
My high score is: 2453, a spectacular run of luck that I have been unable to duplicate within 1000 points!

The lunch caf person simply forgot to charge me, and I walked out the door with a free soup and sandwich at was at my desk eating it before I realized it! Score 8 bucks!

There are going to be some upcoming changes to my blog! Im not sure what, but stay tuned!
Finally: Two days remain. The calm before the storm....

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Tuesday: 23rd August 2005.

3 Days Remain.
I feel like an automation.
Stop the madness!

Monday, August 22, 2005

Monday: 4 Days Remain: Blood and Fire shall Reign!

Well... maybe not that bad... but still.
Helped Kitch and co. move some stuff into the new house this weekend. Jay discovered his enduring distaste for residential stop signs. That was fun.

The weekend was good. Kitch and I had an awesome dinner on sunday, hung out with some friends on saturday.

The day was busy, and is over.

This pleases me.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Friday. Day 5. Baseball Bat required to Continue Operations

Day 5.
Well. What Can I say? Its friday, and I was given Corn-on-a-cob poking holder thingies as my "leaving the office" present.
5 Days early.

And my co-worker is a total bitch, beeeyond belief:

  • I say "Good morning" everyday. She says "uuh-hmmmmmnm.."
  • Shes a fucking classic know-it-all-and-always-right, and is very rude as a result.
  • "Difference of Opinion... wait.... you have an opinion?"
  • She appears to have burned through more Ex boyfriends in 4 years than a highschool cheerleading squad.

Kind of an insight into her persona I think.

Okay, okay. Not a big deal. This day is only awesome because of its friday status, and thus inherent after-work potential.

The weekend is nigh, and so to is the end. Rummy Arrives home on Sunday night of August the 28th. Some beer and mansecks will be waiting.


Thursday, August 18, 2005

Thursday: Sailing. Strong Winds.

Into a Weekend!

From here on in there are 6 official work days until [[teh jobby is completion1]]
That, Ladies and Sirs, Will make my heart swell with glorious love and laughter once more.

I spent today trying quite hard to look busy. Im getting good at it.

Excel graphs are quite useful for that. "Oh, hes using Excel. Must be doing something productive, indeed!"
My boss did stop by to explain she is not ignoring me (cough*a-not-quite-lie*cough) but is in fact busy doing comeplex quality assurance and being pregnant.
I added that second one.

All things considered, today was simply good because today was thursday. Thursdays are good days.



Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Hump Me. Wednesday.

Captain's Log 5-OMGBBQ44: Day Three of Mission "Get Through the Last Fucking 10 Days of Work" continues. We are in deep water now folks. I have completed all of my assignments and asked for more work again. But my boss left the office at 2:30 (Having arived late at 9:30 also) so I never did get a response.

This means that I have been studiously attempting to:
a. Find work to do
b. Or Pretend to do work if no real stuff is found.

No real stuff was found.

So what have I been actually doing for the majority of the day then?Designing Magic Decks and posting them in online forums
Doing up a Trade list of cards I need. Again, magic.
Writing up new stuff for my upcoming Mage: The Awakening "Caballa" Campaign
Thinking about what I am going to do with my character tonight at Rifts.

-- I left my character sheet at home this morning, in what I am beginning to think is a pronounced Froidian slip, my subconscious mind's way of telling me "stooooop! Do something you actually ENJOY man!"

Sheesh, my subconscious mind is selfish.

So, here is the dilemna: My current character, Sergeant Lain, has no arms.
Thats right. No. Arms.

So, in order to fix that, he is going to get a new pair of cyberntetic arms put on.I suppose.But the way I have designed Jerrick's persona, that just doesnt cut it. He was very proud of his physical prowess, like all professional soldiers, and losing two arms would be a pretty damned nasty psychological blow.
In other words: An easily explainable out. He goes freakin nuts. Unplayable. Great.

But I do enjoy spending time with everyone, and I have close friends who are playing the game too. Im leading, supposedly, this little outfit, so if I leave as in stop playing leave, will the game continue. Do the players want the game to continue?Does the GM? Rawr?

And what awesomeness happened today?
Well. Nothing. Which became awesome because the day passed INCREDIBLY QUICKLY.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

How Will the End of (work) days shape up? Joe and I figured it out.

The following is a series of Emails between Rodney and Myself, Today, tuesday the 16th of August..


Dave: Yah man. 8 Days. and Friggin counting.This upcoming weekend is like a shining milestone of amazing, work-soon-ending jovialness. W00t

Joe:Too bad things will slow to a crawl on monday when the internet connection goes down and you have to do QA on 20 websites using a 56k connection. Priority: Urgent.

Dave: But they will be better on tuesday when your boss becomes obsessively attacted sexually to the nearest office Fikus, approximately around Lunch time.

Joe: Aspedistras burst forth from the walls, and for wednesday and thursday everyone is trapped in the building while firemen do their best to hack through the foliage but it is of no use.
A local man sells a strange mixture of alcohol and caffeine in a thick, sugary liquid form to the city for billions of dollars.
The problem is soon resolved.

Dave: On friday, your final day at your co-op job, as you enter the building you notice a small paper sign next to a little tin that reads: "Please have a candy."

Inside the little tin are some small, hard candies of various flavours. You deliberate, and choose lime.

The intstant that you pop said candy into your mouth, the space-time continuum is irrevocably altered, and you regain consciousness to find yourself shaking hands with your boss and bidding everyone goodbye, after a dimly remembered day of Jovial nothingness.

Joe:I take the blue pill
Dave: ...

Joe: [north]
you arrive in a shady copse of trees. There is a rock in the middle with writing on it.
You see:
3 vicious badgers
1 gnome of the ages

Dave: Clearly the blue pill was a bad call, as gnomes of the ages are the most dangerous of last-working-day hazards.
If you do not die to the gnome of ages, press "s. /examine"

If you /examine the rock in the middle, you will find a penknife and a small fortune cookie, which when broken open, reads:
"Stealing Office Supplies on your last Day is not only acceptable, but stylish, and will incur no bad karma. Beware of mushrooms. You Like Chinese food."

Joe: An image coalesces in front of you. It is of a toad wearing a beanie cap.

The toad is standing upright and is wearing a mechanic's outfit.

"Beware the lures of the office supplies" he warns, "For the last day is the worst day to indulge" he adds.
At this he removes his cap and holds it as if in a solemn rememberanceto an old friend

"If it is office supplies you desire, you must take them today,tomorrow, or thursday at the latest"

The vision sits on the rock.

"Last week would have been a better time to get your office supplies from work. You'll be wanting to take them in a few small batches between now and thursday, and make sure that what you take each day can be easily attributed to some other pursuit in the slim chance thatthings go sour. Also, do not raid the supply cabinet for more than a couple of things unless no-one is around. Most important of all, when you open the cabinet, look as though you are frustrated at the quality of office supplies at your desk which has forced you to miss precious minutes from your valuable work schedule just so that you can have second-rate stationary supplies at your desk again, which will no doubt break again in a day and you'll have to get another 5 pads of paper goddammit"
With that the toad swirls into oblivion.
You are now standing in a kitchen.

Dave: Mindful of the toad mechanic's warnings, but also happily remembering your fortune cookie predictions, you decide the proper course of action is to order a satisfying Chinese food luncheon from the Short order cook standing in the Kitchen, and to refrain from stealing office supplies.

You approach the short order cook to place your order of delicious noodles, but find your way blocked by an angry Bob Barker.

What to do?

Joe: Deactivate him
Dave: And with that, cue Lunch break

Joe: Yum.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Today's Bloggity Update

Monday! What an incredibly terrible day of the week! (Usually.) My job was the exact same as it was before! For 3 Months! WOOOOOO!!

But really, I dont care. 9 working Days from now, everything returns to awesome mode for 4 months, and all things considered, its been a great summer.
Lets list off the amazing stuff shall we?
- I got to spend all summer with Kitch!
- I got the spend all summer With Joe, part of it with Rummy, and also got to see meh friends both nerdly and otherwise!
- I got paid well!
- I drank a lot of beer!
- I got all Weekends off!
- I took both Kitch, and also 3 friends home to my parents and had tons o fun.
I will update this blog every day with cool stuff that Happens each of the 9 remaining days. Because you see, cool stuff WILL happen every day. oh yesh..
And then, summer ends and:


Friday, August 12, 2005

Everybody-Get-UP! Get on the Floor. Everyone do the Dinosaur!

Boom boom acka-lacka lacka boom
Boom boom acka-lacka boom boom
Boom boom acka-lacka lacka boom
Boom boom acka-lacka boom boom

It was a night like this forty million years ago
I lit a cigarette, picked up a monkey skull to go
The sun was spitting fire, the sky was blue as ice
I felt a little tired, so I watched Miami Vice

I walked the dinosaur, I walked the dinosaur

Open the door, get on the floor, everybody walk the dinosaur
Open the door, get on the floor, everybody walk the dinosaur
Open the door, get on the floor, everybody walk the dinosaur
Open the door, get on the floor, everybody walk the dinosaur


I met you in a cave, you were painting buffalo
I said I'd be your slave, follow you wherever you go
That night we split a rattlesnake and danced beneath the stars
You fell asleep, I stayed awake and watched the passing cars
And walked the dinosaur, I walked the dinosaur


One night I dreamed of New York
You and I roasting blue pork
In the Statue of Liberty's torch
Elvis landed in a rock-rock-rocket ship
Healed a couple of lepers and disappeared
But where was his beard
A shadow from the sky much too big to be a bird
A screaming crashing noise louder than I've ever heard
It looked like two big silver trees that somehow learned to soar
Suddenly a summer breeze and a mighty lion's roar
I killed the dinosaur, I killed the dinosaur

Open the door, get on the floor, everybody kill the dinosaur
{Repeat 8X}

Thursday, August 11, 2005

The Pen and Paper Role-playing trap!

All kinds of people can fall for this little gem: roleplaying their annoyed self at the table. Rifts last night consisted of three of us merrily doing it, and was decidedly more un-fun than usual.

As the selected "leader", and somone who has played a few RPGS, I should be trying to avoid that crock of useless shit, but I failed last night.

Which of course brings me to damage control: How to fix what I did / participated in? Well, start where the hurt is and move out:

Sorry Kitchem dahling. Im gonna shut my big fucking mouth.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

This Blog Update Brought to You By:


Tuesday, August 02, 2005

The Da Vinci Code

Wow what a great read this book is! I read it too fast! It was over too soon!
For anyone with an interest in any of the following, read this book.

  • Good Books
  • Symbology
  • The Sacred
  • religious history
  • History
  • mysteries!
  • The Grail
  • Historical Jesus and the Bible
  • The Sacred Feminine
  • Philosophy
  • Famous art and artists
  • Secret Societies!

Make sure to have an open mind and so on. Not recommended for fundamentalists!

Monday, August 01, 2005

My Weekend Home

I had a great weekend visiting my parents, From July 30th to August 2nd.

My girlfriend Kitch came with me, and we hung out with a couple of my old friends and got some good eats and did some watersports and it was goood! Time well spent.

Oh, and the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown is an insanely good read.