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can't wait for summer. [Jun. 1st, 2001|11:43 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Read a bunch of Ovid's Metamorphoses ... not too bad.

I can't wait for summer. I'm starting to realize just how damn cool it's going to be.
Summary of previous summers compared to this one:

'96: Parent's. Working 9-5 (Tektronix)
'97: Parent's. Working 9-5 (ZCom)
'98: Parent's. Working 9-5 (Intel)
'99: Parent's. Working 9-5 (Intel)
'00: Parent's. LJ.
'01: Seattle. LJ.

No family bickering[1] and no job. Ahhhh yea'! Shit... getting too excited already.

Okay, going to bed... much more reading to do tomorrow.

[1] Not that they're unusually bad, though. I'd just rather live with 3 people with similar behavior and lifestyles than 5 people that are all totally different.

Update: No, it wasn't the bickering the drove me crazy at my parent's house... it was the damn intercom. Whenever somebody wanted to talk to somebody they used the intercom because we were all too lazy to walk. And it was always beeping and stuff... I think it beeps before a coversation starts. And nobody ever entered the room code before talking, they hit the "All Call" button... most annoying. Worse, whenever one of my, Ryan, or Cole's friends came over that had never used the intercom before they started playing with it, putting their mouth up to the wall to talk into it. I always tried to explain to people--- you don't need to suck on the microphone... it works wherever you are in the room. Does the person you're talking to move to the wall and start sucking on the mic? No... they stay in the center of the room. So don't suck on it. But no... the house was beeping all the time. At least that's my (likely distorted) memory of it. Die, intercom. Oh, but it couldn't die... if I turned mine off everybody got pissed at me. </rant> Back to bed... was brushing my teeth when I remembered the hell that is living with an intercom.
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[User Picture]From: dottey
2001-06-01 11:46 pm (UTC)

LJ...

Obviously, LJ gives you a lot of work to do. But perhaps it is fun for you? :-) You don't consider it a job? Just wondering, and I think I read somewhere this was true, do you (or anyone else) actually receive a salary or wage of some sort based on your work for LJ?

I think you deserve a little profit from your baby LJ!
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-06-01 11:49 pm (UTC)

Re: LJ...

I do pay myself now that I got rid of freevote.com (which paid me before), but not much. LJ's more of a hobby project than a job. It gets stressful at times, but lately I think we've got it under control... it's been a lot more fun lately. A few weeks to a month ago I was getting so stressed out I was joking of getting rid of it, but I have a shitload of new things I want to add this summer... can't wait.
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[User Picture]From: sephire
2001-06-02 12:11 am (UTC)
i'm going home again this summer. i'll also be a camp counselor for part of it again. and i'm taking a writing class through PSU.
...but the thing at my house is that we don't have an intercom... people just yell at each other... *l*
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[User Picture]From: punkrockgirl
2001-06-02 12:40 am (UTC)

Fuck intercoms...

We have an intercom. When you ring the doorbell, you can talk to the people in the house (and we can obviously talk to whoever is @ the door) from the doorbell intercom, and my friends will put their mouthsdirectly on the intercom and talk to me, which is sick enough, that thing is outside and dirty, but they also don't realize that everyone can hear them in the entire house, and sometimes they say shit they shouldn't. I hate intercoms. I hate the all call button. I hate when my brother plays music over the intercom.

I feel your pain
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-06-02 11:28 am (UTC)

Re: Fuck intercoms...

I forgot about the music..... yeah, that sucks too. :-/
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[User Picture]From: punkrockgirl
2001-06-02 02:01 pm (UTC)

Re: Fuck intercoms...

totally.

especially when it's the top 40 type stations. yuck.
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[User Picture]From: bride
2001-06-02 12:42 am (UTC)

Intercoms

The thing that annoyed me most was when people start talking before they hit the button >={

Then all you hear is "--AAAA!!" and "--UUUUTT?"... as many times as you tell them to press the button and count to 2 before speaking, they'll start talking first. Drove me ape-shit.

Agh... you had to get me thinking about this =P
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[User Picture]From: billyjew
2001-06-02 12:43 am (UTC)
Everyone in my house has their own phone line, ((theres 6 people here)) my bro, sis, mom, dad and grandma. we have 6 phone lines and whenever someone needs someone else they call them. its annoying as hell. pure madness
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[User Picture]From: blythe
2001-06-02 12:47 am (UTC)
Were you planning on selling that back right away? I really want to read it.
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[User Picture]From: erik
2001-06-02 04:52 am (UTC)
"3 people with similar behavior and lifestyles"

Heh.. amusing. How come they piss you off so much if they're just like you? :P
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From: darklunarangel
2001-06-02 05:53 am (UTC)

heh

I'm confused.. but what else is new. LOL.. Have a nice day

~Krissy
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From: ex_plush483
2001-06-02 09:55 am (UTC)
it is the similar behaviors that clash. you are so much alike that you crossfade and it doesn't match...
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From: ex_cryptic
2001-06-02 06:49 am (UTC)
I totally feel that. We hat intercoms in all of the major rooms of the house, including my room. And my parents are also too lazy to use the individual room buttons, so I'm always stuck listening to them yell at my brother. I've been worken from many of naps by that damned thing, and I can't turn mine off because then they "can't get ahold of me." (don't mind the fact that I have my own phone line and they can just call the damned thing)
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[User Picture]From: corruptinnocent
2001-06-02 07:16 am (UTC)
ovids metamorphosis... have you by any chance read kafka's?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-06-02 11:29 am (UTC)
Sounds familiar... might've read it in high school.
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[User Picture]From: sandy
2001-06-02 10:25 am (UTC)

BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP

Brad,

This is mom, you need to pick up your clothes off the floor. Then come up for dinner.

Just wanted you to feel at home. Oh wait you forget about the good things, like a meal being made for you every night. Just kidding. I will remember to start every e-mail to you with a BEEEEEP.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-06-02 11:26 am (UTC)

Re: BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP

Hey, I know the secret of Hamburger Helper now ..... I don't have to pick up my clothes anymore to eat well. :)
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[User Picture]From: eli
2001-06-02 12:18 pm (UTC)

Error

I'd just like to point out that you ended your rant with a but you never began with a . Look buddy, if you're going to think you're a badass by using html slang, you BEST do it correctly.

::sigh::: amateur

:-)
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2001-06-02 01:05 pm (UTC)

Re: Error

look buddy, if you're gonna be bitchin' at him, you'd best remember how to do the <> yoself... FOO'!

:-P
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[User Picture]From: eli
2001-06-02 01:10 pm (UTC)

Re: Error

exactly :-)
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2001-06-02 01:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Error

Oh, you meant to do that? Now I feel like a dumbass. :-)
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[User Picture]From: eli
2001-06-02 04:42 pm (UTC)

Re: Error

Actually...I didn't, but it fell in line perfectly to make my point :-)

I was just giving brad shit...being the one w/out any computer knowledge what-so-ever giving advice to the pro(supposed to be humorous..I think brad probably got it, knew I was messing around) So...the fact that I made a computer type error in my comment......fit right in :-)
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2001-06-02 11:49 pm (UTC)

Re: Error

Yeah, I understood the joke at first too... but then when you made the typo it made it all the more humorous, then I felt like a dumbass because I thought you made the typo on purpose and I didn't catch it at first.

Anyway, I was just giving you shit the same as you were giving Brad shit. hehehe.

BTW, you don't have no computer knowledge. You're at LEAST above average man.
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[User Picture]From: eli
2001-06-03 12:20 am (UTC)

Re: Error

Well...if you look at it world wide I'm probably in the top half of the top 1 percent when it comes to computer knowledge....BUT, it's all relative.
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2001-06-03 12:40 am (UTC)

Re: Error

I was thinking about looking at just US male college students or something. :-)
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[User Picture]From: arithon
2001-06-02 06:53 pm (UTC)
I kept meaning to, but this is the first time I've actually read your journal. ::grin:: I'm amused by the fact that you make Pratchett-esque footnotes.
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