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Highs and lows [Nov. 15th, 2002|01:01 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I prefer journals that are just thoughts and anecdotes instead of the "why my day totally sucked" rants, so I'll skip to the good parts and try not to bitch...

Unloading groceries from the trunk, I dropped a glass jar of spaghetti sauce in the garage. Glass and spaghetti went in all directions over the floor, my socks and pants, the garage door, my car wheels.....

It didn't phase me. Of all the shit today, I couldn't care less. So I ignored it, took off my pants, grabbed a beer, and went to watch CSI in HDTV. And God (with a capital G) does HDTV look nice!! (2,000,000 pixels/frame instead of 200,000!) If only there were a Tivo with HDTV support. But I digress.

So by the time I remember the glass and spaghetti in the garage, it's pretty late. I have to open the garage door to clean... I bring out a mop and bucket of hot water. It's all foggy and scary lookin' outside. Totally quiet, and I'm mopping red sauce up in my lit garage, visible to any peering neighbors.

At one point some of the spaghetti from the garage door (now up) drips down on me. So I start mopping above me. I must've looked so strange. (but don't worry... I did put pants on first)

In other random good news, I bought zip-ties to clean up a lot of my cabling and a $30 video card (the cheapest one available) for my never-used Windows box, replacing its previous incredibly expensive Voodoo 3500 TV, which isn't accelerated in Windows XP. Yay for commodity parts!

Oh, also ran into the programing teacher from my high school at the hardware store, whose programming classes I co-taught for awhile. They're still using my sprite editor and blitting library after all these years, and I guess it's part of the curriculum now! And there was something about the mentally challenged kids coming in to play with it too, just to draw. So I guess I'm invited in to talk/help sometime, and he mentioned some kids want to learn/play with Linux, but nobody knows how to get started, so I offered to hook them up. Craziness.
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From: levenator
2002-11-15 01:11 am (UTC)
Haha... once I had to make a pasta dish for my home ec class back in high school. Halfway through the parking lot the jar fell out of the bag, broke, and red sauce went EVERYWHERE. I feel your pain!

I think I just stood there, staring numbly at my shattered Prego jar for at least 10 minutes.
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[User Picture]From: tydel
2002-11-15 01:18 am (UTC)
It's cool when you run into old teachers. I ran into my CompSci teacher when I went back up to Canada for Thanksgiving. He informed me the RedHat 5.1 machine I setup back then is still running :P
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-11-15 02:12 am (UTC)
So confused. How do they get the chicks they want?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-11-15 03:03 am (UTC)
Why am I unscreening this? *sigh*
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From: sheehan
2002-11-15 08:35 am (UTC)

crazy yo

;P

--scott
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[User Picture]From: atypical_gnu
2002-11-15 02:23 am (UTC)
Your neighbors probably think that you killed someone in your garage, and were cleaning up the bloody mess.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-11-15 02:27 am (UTC)
For realz.
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[User Picture]From: atypical_gnu
2002-11-15 02:32 am (UTC)
You should go bury something in your backyard that is big enough for the nieghbors to mistake it for a body.
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[User Picture]From: darksoul
2002-11-15 09:00 am (UTC)
Someone's watched The Burbs with Tom Hanks and Corey Feldman a few too many times...
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[User Picture]From: dangrmous
2002-11-15 10:11 am (UTC)

HDTV?

Do you get HDTV over the air or cable/satellite? My neighbor has a very funky looking antenna on his roof that looks like it might be HDTV...

Also, how much programming is available in PDX?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-11-16 12:56 pm (UTC)

Re: HDTV?

Over the air.... just have a tiny little antenna indoors, but I want a bigger one, so I don't have to fiddle with it to change stations. :-)

Portland is one of the better cities I understand, as far as HDTV goes.
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[User Picture]From: rivulet
2002-11-15 02:32 pm (UTC)
HA, did you notice the typo in The Daily? You're apparently now Brian Fitzpatrick. :)
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[User Picture]From: sandy
2002-11-15 03:46 pm (UTC)

Brad + Ryan =Brian

Brad's younger brother is Ryan, so people were always asking about Brian. I never would have thought of that when I named them.

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[User Picture]From: rivulet
2002-11-15 04:13 pm (UTC)

Re: Brad + Ryan =Brian

Weird. That's funny. :)
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[User Picture]From: graceadieu
2002-11-15 04:05 pm (UTC)

hehe

Rear Window II: The Fitzpatrick Garage Massacres
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