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Queued Posts [Apr. 13th, 2002|11:17 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick

Friday: 8:48 pm
This morning sucked, but it got better. I skipped the last fifth of class today (1.5 hour, 1.5 hour, 45 minutes) and took the street train aways to a McDonalds I knew of. Was getting sick of only having Döner shit around. For realz, the only food anywhere close in Turkish. Think we have lots of 7-11s in the US? Not uncommon to see 6 or 7 Döner places right next to each other around the Neustadt center here. Crazy. It's good, but so is variety.

After that, took the bus to Judith's, but she was at my house when I was at her house. So we met up in the middle and went to the Goethe institute to steal coffee and get on the net, but the computers (shitty, btw) were all used (as they always are). So we found a new net cafe that doesn't suck! They actually do IP Masquerading and don't use HTTP proxies! And it's somewhat close (two streets away), if you take the shortcut through a bunch of buildings and don't walk around.

After that (lovely intro to paragraph), we made pizza and fries in my oven, I did dishes, and Judith figured out how to turn on my heater, so I don't have to freeze all the time. I ran out of time on "my" (Tony's) Handy (cellphone), so I got a new card, while Judith snickered in the corner of the store while I talked in German to the lady working there.

Judith went home. I went to the grocery store and bought 2L bottles of iced tea and coke. I hacked the planet for a number of hours.


Judith's on her way over, then we're off to an Absinth party / art exhibition / goth music thing. Heh.

She might've invited other people. I ran upstairs to invite Brian (from LA) but he wasn't there. I called Tony (tigerentchen) but he has a test tomorrow morning at 8am. (heh... I talked to him in bad German and he talked to me in bad English... es war lustig. :P)

Will continue this post later, and maybe find some of that Internet somewhere.

Saturday: 11:16 am
Woke up this morning and went to Pilrnsishaigia Platz to this bagel breakfast place then over here at Judith's now, stealing her Internet. Mwahahah. BBQ tonight at Peter's.

Until then, 8 hours to hack the planet.... with Internet access!

[User Picture]From: calliste
2002-04-13 02:24 am (UTC)
I just learned that there is a somewhat kind of birthday party tonight. We might just pack Peter and go there (it's gonna be the same people as on the BBQ anyway, except that it's ín a different place). I still have to do the pasta salad though, dammit.
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[User Picture]From: mart
2002-04-13 02:32 am (UTC)

h4><0r d4 p14n37!! !!! !!! !!!!!!

Hacksaw duh pluh-one-four-n-thirtyseven.

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[User Picture]From: jojobear99
2002-04-13 02:47 am (UTC)

from a lurking bystander =)

I just wanted to say I've been enjoying hearing about your travels to germany, from the perspective of a "computer nerd" like myself...somehow i could picture myself, if i ever got the chance to go travel far away, in the situation of feeding my internet addiction from cafe's and searching out the best connection nearby

also just wanted to say, lj's really cool, but you already knew that. I really love how LJ seems so big and worldwide, but still has a great small world feel to it. the fact that you can read the journals or the guys who started the whole thing, and see that they're just normal college students, it's kinda cool
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-04-13 03:09 am (UTC)

Re: from a lurking bystander =)

Well, I actually finished college last month. :-)

cute userpics, btw. :P
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[User Picture]From: dpb
2002-04-13 11:10 am (UTC)

Re: from a lurking bystander =)

Odd how you only respond to the one with the "cute userpics" :)
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[User Picture]From: jojobear99
2002-04-13 03:52 pm (UTC)

Re: from a lurking bystander =)

hehehe, you try thinking of a relevant response to mart's "hacker speak" comment... i betchya it's not that easy to come up with something... ;-)
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[User Picture]From: twistah
2002-04-13 06:47 pm (UTC)

Re: from a lurking bystander =)

You're female. You have Bad Religion and UNIX on your interests list. I feel like I should be wearing a space suit around you. CAUSE YOU'RE OUT OF THIS WORLD!


I'll just get back to sitting in a corner now.
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[User Picture]From: somefan
2002-04-13 07:58 am (UTC)
I went to the grocery store and bought 2L bottles of iced tea and coke.

so yeah, the only thing that pisses me off about that country is their lack of DP. Try cola light, you’ll be surprised.
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[User Picture]From: saveyoursanity
2002-04-13 11:54 am (UTC)
WHAT? germany doesn't have dr pepper?!

okay. scrapping plans to travel to europe, then.
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[User Picture]From: somefan
2002-04-13 03:57 pm (UTC)


nah. drink beer. sehr gut.
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[User Picture]From: graceadieu
2002-04-13 10:11 am (UTC)

I hate to be a party pooper, but...

I feel I should tell you that second only to hemlock, absinthe is the single most dangerous drink you can imbibe. It does a high and swift rate of brain cell damage/destruction and is more addictive than cocaine. Couldn't you stick to beer? It's healthier.
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[User Picture]From: calliste
2002-04-13 04:50 pm (UTC)

Re: I hate to be a party pooper, but...

This is the reason why absinthe was illegal until a short while ago. The wormwood in the absinthe you can buy now is extremely reduced so that you won't feel the (both positive and negative) effects of it as much, and as a result to the reduced herbal stuff, it doesn't get you addicted right away. You went pretty far when comparing it to hemlock ;)
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[User Picture]From: ellenlouise
2002-04-13 09:46 pm (UTC)

Re: I hate to be a party pooper, but...

We think absinthe is bad just because it is addictive (although apparently not so much anymore) and caused the death and ruin of many (artists lurking around montmartre at the thurn of the 20th century come to mind)? Ev. All things in moderation.

Brad, if you're sick of doner in germany, maybe you shouldn't go to turkey. i got so exhausted of ordering food in restaurants there, because esp. eating out, it was "what kind of slight variation on beef roasted/boiled/grilled with a light sauce, pita-type bread, and rice do I want today? But do they have the lentil soup at the doner places? Or baklava? Or ayran? If so, I am jealous. There was a great little turksih restaurant place in Seattle, in was actually on Broadway inside of the Broadway Grocery (totally strange) but last time I tried to go it said it was "closed indefinitely". :(
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