September 10th, 2001


Bedtime for bonzo

Time for bed.

Watched the X-Files tonight for the first time in a while. Damn I've missed a lot. I enjoy the show, I ought to watch it more often, but I never seem to manage it. Kids can be difficult that way, not to mention everything else I've got to deal with.

Tired. I was planning on getting to bed earlier but then the backups started failing so I had to go fix that (well, temp. fix anyways, one of the tapes looks like it might be bad). And then I got caught up in other things and now it's 1:30 instead of 11:30. Oops.

Oh well. I'm getting to bed now, anyways. G'nite.
  • Current Music
    Nine Inch Nails - The Frail


One of the listeners on one of the dbs died this morning around 5 or 5:30, so I lost some sleep from both sides (i.e. got to sleep later and got woken up earlier). Ugh. So much for being well rested this morning.
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    tired tired


Just got an email from corporate updating us on the company's future. Apparently our new features have exceeded projections and so our income is exceeding projections and growing quickly. We're doing well. Yay.

I grow increasingly convinced that I picked a dot com that isn't going to go under immediately. Now if we can have a successful IPO at some point next year maybe, or whatever, this could be nice. :)

Sultan II no more?

Sultan II on 23rd is now called Kebab King or something similarly silly. The food seems to be exactly the same, but the people are different. Also, the decor has changed slightly. So either they just remodeled a bit and when they did they also changed the name, or it was bought out but they kept the food. Not sure which. I'm guessing the first, since the food tastes exactly the same, and I'm guessing the recipes and such wouldn't be sold along with the place. Also some of the faces working there might have been from before the change. I dunno.


Found out the new servers we got have no floppies. So no network install of Redhat I guess (unless someone knows a way to manage it without floppy or cd). Might just go out and buy one (well, not me, the junior admin who's at the colo right now). We'll see.


Life costs too much. Someone emailed around a discount code for so I figured I'd look quickly. Saw a nice looking pair of pants, checked the price - $128.00*. Well, shit. Forget that, that'd buy me 4 or 5 pairs of normal pants. I'm still trying to grasp the concept of paying $40-50 for a single pair of pants**.

* - apparently I have expensive taste, it was the most expensive pair on the page. I can't help it, they looked the best to me. :P

** - I think that qualifies me for college-student-hood but automatically double-disqualifies me for woman-hood***.

*** - Please don't hit me, I bruise easily, I was just kidding. ;)


Anyways, to continue my last pointless post, if I was going to spend that much on pants I'd rather do it at Banana Republic, which I like better than J Crew. And BR has a pair of pants called the "Premium Hacking Chino". How can I resist clothes with "hacking" in the title?

They're cheaper, too, even.


I'm sure I've said it before but I'll say it again: I hate artificial scents. I hate perfumes. I hate colognes. I hate cigarettes. I hate potpourri. I hate scented baby wipes. I hate scented soaps. I hate scented shampoo and scented tissues and scented inner soles and scented deodorizers and scented this and scented that.

People make way too much effort to cover up the natural scents of things. If you shower regularly, there's no need to wear more than a light scent, unless you have really bad body odor or something, or are planning on working out heavily (in which case I'd say wear no scent and then just shower immediately after).

I rather like the natural scent of a person, most of the time. Generally it's subtle enough that you can't smell it unless you're up close to them, and if you're that close then a fully-scented perfume is strong enough to make your eyes water. (Well, mine anyways.)

I might've had a point to this at one point, but I don't any longer, other than to continue to reiterate my hatred of artificial scents.

Oh, and I was inspired to post this because I walked past the new person and she was wearing perfume and it made my nose itch.


I think today must be The Day of the Thousand Rants for me, or something.

That sounds like a Cirque du Soleil show. Well except then I guess it'd be Frenchier-sounding. So maybe "Le Jour des Mille Rants", according to babelfish.


Your first name of Nicholas has given you a clever, deep mind and the talent to excel in highly inspirational lines of endeavour as a dramatist, musician, writer, or artist. You can be lifted by beauty in all forms and you are at the most creative when inspired. Your expressive, affectionate nature responds very quickly through your feelings, but you must guard against being possessive and jealous. You feel and sense much that you do not fully understand and cannot express. Your delight in mystery could draw you into occult studies or religions. Unfortunately, uncontrolled thoughts make it difficult for you to retain emotional stability, and prevent you from finding proper peace and relaxation. You tend to centre your interest too much on whatever means the most to you, and then you become over-possessive and suffer through disillusionment and fear of losses. Moods of depression, self-pity and a quick temper cause you much suffering. Inner turbulence can deplete your vitality and have a detrimental effect on your health causing you to suffer through heart, lung, or respiratory troubles, as well as breakdowns of the nervous system.


Actually sounds pretty accurate. Then again, like most of these things, it's vague enough that it could work for most people.
  • Current Music
    Nine Inch Nails - We're In This Together