September 27th, 2001


Morning in Review

Woke up at 7:15
Decided that was too early, slept until 9.
Dealt with email.
Went running.

Going out to lunch now with Chuck at his dad's with his German step-mom and very-German step-grandmother. I'll get to practice my 10 German words I remember! Hooray! If only she would have visited in another week or so, then I'd be more refreshed (I'm starting German 110 (101+102) on Monday)

Plans later today: haircut. (by a professional ... not done myself for a change. :P)


I had a dream two nights ago that I forgot to post about...

I was driving up near my parent's house in Oregon with some friends and we turned off some dirt road I'd never been on before and all the sudden I was off-roading in the dark and there was dune grass all around and stuff.

We came to some weird shanty in the middle of nowhere and knocked on the door. An old man answered and didn't say anything and led us downstairs where we found markle ... he was tutoring a bunch of people and we had to wait for a long time for him to finish, then we all went outside and he gave us peppermints and went back inside. So then we ate them and just as I put it in my mouth somebody I was with announced that it was actually acid, then we all started wondering why Mark would have given us acid.

Then I woke up.

Our front door's lock has been getting really difficult lately ... it's hard to unlock. But I figured out the secret! Insert key, pull out a hair until it clicks a little, then turn to the left. I opened the door for the first time today in under 10 seconds and was so proud of myself that I went to announce my discovery to Chuck:

Me: "Chuck, I figured out the front door!"
Chuck: "Oh, I know."
Me: "You know? What, pulling out?"
Chuck: "Yeah, that's the secret to everything."


Watched "Way of the Gun" today and made 9 short ethernet cables for LiveJournal ... we currently have these huge 15-20 foot ones in there for some of the machines when we only need 3 feet or so. Need to make some more later and watch another movie.

Spoke some German with Marion's mom earlier. It was awkward but fun ... we both had to speak very slowly. She couldn't understand English fast and I couldn't understand German fast. And both of our vocabularies sucked so we'd mix English and German. She always said "mit" instead of "with" when she tried to speak English, but who cares.. they sound the same. I was getting really frustrated when I couldn't say simple things. Luckily Marion was there to help out. Marion's mom will be in town until the 25th of October so I'll have 3 weeks of German before she leaves.

I should call Lindsey Rowen from high school... when I was hanging out with Dina earlier this summer Lindsey and I talked a bunch about German and Germany ... she told me to call her sometime. Heh ... maybe in a few months. :P

Guess what!?

I got a piggy bank! I converted a leaking glass iced tea container into a piggy bank. (which basically involved washing it)

And the opening on top is too big for quarters, but that's good... because I separated out all the quarters and put them back in my car for parking meters. (pennies and nickles are useless in the car anyway)

And I fixed my camera case...

Made 4 more network cables. Tested all 13 of them... no duds.

Played a bunch more guitar.

Organized my laptop case.

Cleaned the wire mess around my computers.

Made a place on my shelves for school crap.

Organized my keychain (removed two loops)

... feeling organized. Goddamn this was an exciting post. :P