Phew. Long long time since my last post. I’ve been working on my company’s web page. It’s almost done. I’m waiting on the IT dude to get me a username and password for our host so that I can update it on my own. In the meantime, don’t blame me for typos.

My dad got a new car, so I’m the only member of the fam-damily with a piece of chit. Gotta run to Harry’s to get a couple of parts. (Power relay, vacuum connector) and get an air filter from Pep Boy’s along with a carwash. Today must be car day.

Last week I spent too much time playing Civ III, so I’m gonna stop this week and work on the page when I get done cleaning. Thursday looks like the best day for that, since tonight will be all but gone after the car, cleaning, dinner, and cleaning (floors, windows and dusting) and Wednesday is TV day due to the fine TV lineup. I guess I could start planning things out Wednesday and implement on Thursday.

I’ve been hurtling towards graduation at a staggering rate. By hurtling I mean trudging and by staggering I mean very very slow. Life never seems to move fast enough for me. I guess that’s the nature of the beast that is the Icelander.*

Cowboy Bebop’s back on the air. Huzzah! Good times during lunch, no more depressing History Channel! (I’ve had about all I can take of Nazi war machines and modern marvels.) Adult Swim has rocketed from “Donkey Balls” to “Kick Neck.”

I’ve just realized that I have no life, and I’m okay with that. Good for me.

*I’m not really from Iceland. But I know someone who is. Does that count?

I’m drunk.

It’s monday night and I’m drunk. At 11PM.

It’s fun to be an irresponsible kid.

Stupid work. I can’t move my desk cause the surveyors’ equipment is in the way, and I feel like everyone’s looking over my shoulder. Stupid work.

But other than work I feel good. My car is good, my fiance is wonderful and beautiful and happy and nice and sweet and I love her more than anything. I wish I was with her right now. I wish I could smell her hair and curl up with her.

Oh well. I guess that’s my monthly blog entry. Good times.

This hasn’t been updated in a while. There’s not much going on, so it does tend to get kinda dull posting random thoughts.

Here’s what’s happened: I am to do orientation for the Intranet on Monday at the Lehigh Valley office and Wednesday in the main office. I’m so excited to see what people think about this. I’ve actually used it twice, and I think it will be a really big help to people. The only problem is whether or not they’ll get out of their old habits.

I got some pictures of the web site yesterday, and it looks like I’ll be using regular old HTML, PHP, and Javascript. Not hard stuff, but time consuming. (Can you say ultra-crazy table layout?) But nothing I can’t handle. Besides, the more time it takes me the more I get paid. 😀 I think one of the problems I’ll have is making it platform and browser independent.

Hillary and I got into a fight last night. I hate it when she’s so needy. I don’t understand why she can’t just deal with things. It’s very unattractive. We were planning on going to Atlantic City, but I didn’t want to leave at 8 tonight and stay up all night in a casino after working a 40 hour week. She had a problem with that because she had a suprise for me that she didn’t tell me about. As usual, she thought I should read her mind and know she has something planned. So now we’re both mad at each other. What’s new.

That’s about it. Class goes well. Nobody showed up last night, so I got to leave early. We’re almost done with the project, too. It’s deceptively simple, but we have a lot of time to make sure everything’s right. Maybe some transmission studies for WiFi would be good to add. Of course, we’d need to know what the building’s made of. The lack of details is the only thing that makes this hard to handle.

I need to change the oil in my car. Maybe if I don’t have to concede to every beck and call of Hill’s I’ll be able to do it this weekend. 😀 I like changing oil. It’s a lot of fun. woo

Alright, expect an update on Monday. Or Sunday night if I get back soon enough.

Wow. My brain is fried… I don’t have anything to do at work, but I did do something all day. Apparently, XML doesn’t like me. I can’t make it do things. That makes me sad because I’d like to use XML at some point.

I have clASS tonight. I don’t want to go. I could do all of the work for that class in a weekend. It’s so friggin’ simple. That’s good and bad. Good because the group will get a good grade. Bad because I won’t do any damn work.

I got my computer reformatted. Doing fun things is fun. Now I just need to reinstall my apps and noodle with some shareware to make it wicked awesome. I’m running the [email protected] CLI client, meaning faster doings of things. Going to get Earthdesk so I can gaze at this pathetic planet as I plan my domination. Expect timeline soon.

Hillary’s coming up. YAY, except I won’t be able to noodle, but YAY! Happy. Except she’s mad at me because I’m stupid. I hate being mad at myself. House is clean. New stairs up. Pictures when I A) get digicam and B) get time to noodle with site, which will only be after C) getting my sturf installed. Blech.

Hope you’re not as bored and burned as I am. w00t.

I am dull. Though if this isn’t your first visit, you probably already know that.

But I am clinically dull. It’s terminal. I’ll probably be dull for my entire life. I’ve never really done, well, anything. I’m always amazed that people talk about me when I’m not around. I don’t have a social life, outside of the Internet. I’ve never been involved in racy love triangles. Other than my fiance, nobody’s ever been attracted to me, that I know of. Well, I shouldn’t say that. How about this: The only girls who have been attracted to me (other than my fiance) have, frankly, been dogs. Which doesn’t do much for one’s ego. I mean, the reason they like me is because I am of a lower social ranking than they are, i.e. I’m uglier/geekier/less appealing than a barker. Which is very frustrating, because there are so many pretty girls in the world, and none of them are interested in me. (Now, I don’t want to DATE any of them, I just want them to flirt with me, or at least acknowledge my existence.)

But the worst part is; I don’t have any geek skillz. I don’t use Linux, I don’t know Unix. I have no motivation to finish things I start unless there’s a carrot or a stick. About the only thing I can do well is code, but I don’t know any languages well enough to make anything really important. Last week, I went, for the most part, without human contact. Now, you’d think a geek could get a lot done, but I really did almost nothing. Bummer. And racing towards me is my career. And a house. And car payments. And kids… and I don’t feel like I’ve really lived. I feel like I’ve wasted my youth. I mean, I’m 21 years old, and what do I have to show for it. I have one or two real-life friends, no steamy affairs, no road trips, no hobbies, no likes, no great works. Nothing. Well, except for my relationship with my fiance. But, I don’t know… The future is beginning to look like Kansas; flat and featureless. Yay. Autobiography Title: My Life: Two Hundred Blank Pages.

Real Life Update: Went home for the weekend. Worked on my fiance’s mom’s house. And for the first time she wasn’t mad at me when I left. Which, I suppose, is a victory. *toots horn*. Bought a Pop’s day present for my dad. I hope he likes it. Now I’m back at work, getting ready to leave. (Six minutes…) Then it’s home home home, clean clean clean, fsck fsck fsck, clean clean clean, sleep… Again, like Kansas.

I have come to the realization that I was born at the wrong time. I was supposed to be born in 1956. This would put me a the perfect age to do all the cool things in life. For example, I would be able to see Led Zeppelin in concert. I’d also be able to be a complete hippie, and follow the Dead around for a season. I’d have a totally bitchin’ time. I’d be able to grow long hair and a beard and not look like a freak. The only thing I’d miss would be my Macintosh… and the Internet.

Last night I went out by myself for the first time ever. I met some friends at Borders and hung out. I had a pretty good time. Unfortunately, I had to go home early because I had, ugh, work.

For some reason it’s “TALK REALLY LOUD” day at work today. I guess it’s because the surveryors are in the office and they’re used to being hundreds of feet away from each other. And I’m not allowed to touch the volume on my stereo, so the soundtrack for my day is loud male voices, keys and mouse buttons, interspersed with unintelligable bits of rock songs. Fun. w00t! At least tomorrow’s the weekend. And I hope I get to sleep in.

I have to stop staying up late to watch Adult Swim. I’m getting about seven hours of sleep a night and I need more. It’s totally worth it, but I’m consistently late for work and eventually, maybe, someone will say something about it. (Kinda like me doing no actual work all day. hehe.)

I didn’t get much done last night, but s’alright, I’ll get it done tonight. Today feels like a day when I’ll have the motivation. God Itself wants me to get out of bed, It showed me this morning when “Everyday” came on VH1 and made me get out of bed. (That video always makes me cry. I especially like the part when Billy Gates doesn’t want to hug the guy. Completely realistic.)

Anyhoo, today at work will be kinda productive, at least in the latter half. I have an org chart to make, some new bullets, and I have to edit the logo. Again. And soon my supervisor will be getting me more content. w00t! In the meantime, I’m trying to keep my script hand strong by doing research and noodling with HTML. Fun stuff.

Tonight is the night my computer gets wiped. Clean installs make things gooder, or so I hear. But it will be a process that’ll take a little work and time.

And I have no money. Yay for me. $40 to spend between now and 6/13. You know how people worry about the security of online banking. Not me. If anyone got into my bank account, they’d have to deposit money before they could take any out, which would probably be me. Ah, the life of a college student.

I think the worst part about being this close to a real job is the waiting. There are so many things I want to buy, but I don’t have the money. Yet. So all I can do is make lists of things I want, like a GPS unit, an iPod, a Powerbook, a new car, a pair of Agent Smith sunglasses… I guess I’m just being a good little consumer. It’s not that I’m not happy with or thankful for the things that I have now, it’s just that I would like new things because the ones I have are breaking down, and I’ve done all the cool things I can with them.

Hope everyone out there is consuming to your utmost.

Well, the party was a success, I guess since it was the first time I threw up, passed out, and woke up with a hangover. 😀 I’m glad I had a day to recover, cause I don’t know how I’d be at work considering how I felt yesterday.

The little woman and I made up. She said she’s been under a lot of stress, and I told her that she doesn’t need to take it out on me. Then we just held each other. And then we had freaky monkey sex. 😉 Nah, we just made love, which was nice because it was the last night that we’ll be spending in the same bed for about a week.

She’s going home today, so for a week I get to do whatever I want, after work and school. (My IST 440W class starts Thursday in Hazleton.) I supposed I should buy the book, but I don’t have the money, and I won’t until the 13th… I bought beer with it. I mean, a man’s gotta have his priorities. (This is the book that I didn’t buy for all of 321, so I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to make it two weeks without it.)

My sup is coming to work today to talk about what needs done before the rollout. All I really need is to train some people, and get more content. At any rate, I’ll have stuff to do. Finally.

So what’s Paul going to do tonight? Well, Jimmy Page is gonna be on Fresh Air tonight, so I won’t be doing much from six to seven. Maybe I’ll work on my site for that hour. Then I’ll probably watch Trek, clean up a little bit, read, and just generally chill. I think I’ll get to bed early tonight, but I hear that Futurama calling me… (Maybe I’ll start recording Adult Swim for viewage after work. God I need a TiVo.) For dinner: Chicken alfredo. And an Arrogant Bastard. Maybe. If I feel up to it. (Talk about ‘hair of the dog.’)

I think my project for Tuesday will be a wipe and reformat of my hard drives.

Bored again… naturally…

I finished a complete redesign with colors, logos, and formatting in about 45 minutes yesterday. God bless CSS, right. WRONG. I have nothing to do now. Nothing. No content to add, no databases to design, and nobody to train. I can’t do anything until I get more content, and there’s none coming in. The worst part is that I can’t do anything. BBS is too conspicuous, there’s nothing interesting on the ‘net that I can appreciate with people stomping around, staring at my screen, and using the goddamn copier all day, let alone without sound or quicktime, or the fear that an innocent little link might take me to Pr0n-ville. So I sit here, paranoid… jumping at every person who walks by, hoping to God that they don’t catch me posting, surfing, or staring off into space.

My personal life is great. Party this weekend, and my fiance’s gonna buy me a case (yep, 24 bottles) of Arrogant Bastard today!!! WEEEEEE!!!! All I have to do tomorrow is some cleaning, and most of that can be held over until Saturday, and she’s moving out soon, so I’ll have a few evenings free to do more geeky things.

Like backup my HD and reformat it. I was pricing them today and found that I can get a 60 gig for half of what I paid for a 40 gig two years ago. I might want to pick one of those up, but I don’t know how the little woman would feel about spending money on what she sees as “stupid.” Such is the price I pay to be with a non-geek. My first, probably best solution is to copy the files I want to my spare 10 gig drive and reformat the 40 gigger. But that would take at least 6 hours of work, probably more. Just because one partition decided to go squirrelly. (Note to self: Don’t format the drive in Unix…)

As for this evening, we are having dinner, moving the containers currently in our living room upstairs, and going to Borders. Then it’s Friday… Finally. And not just any Friday, its PAYDAY!!!! 🙂 Let’s hope I have something to do. Getting paid for nothing sucks.

Oh well, here’s to hoping your days are more interesting than mine.

Ahhh… four day weekend…

Friday was spent in Harrisburg dodging insults and licking a wounded ego. My fiance decided to drink two whole pots of coffee, and it was mood-swing-city for the whole day. I was planning on mowing my ‘rents’ lawn, but I didn’t get to it. After she left for Wilkes Barre, I stayed up and watched Bill Moyers with my family. I’m such a party animal.

Saturday started off nice. I got to sleep in and spend time with my family, but I didn’t finish the laundry and I had to drive back. For some reason, it was a grave insult to be passed by me, and I had to go 95 in places just to get around people who accelerated as I tried to pass them. But I got my phone 😀

Saturday night we went to her friend’s grad party, which consisted of her family and us two. But We had a lot of fun, playing poker with a 13 year old and laughing at jackass.

Sunday and monday were the same… cleaning, snuggling, relaxing. Two good days, except I was “in trouble” for wanting to go to sleep at midnight (having work at 8AM) instead of staying up for hours having sex. I should learn to just do it, cause I spent hours trying to get comfortable because somebody decided to lay in the middle of the bed and not move because she was pissed off.

Oh well… Today my task is to finish the site redesign and figure out why my games won’t run anymore. I’m downloading some updates as we speak. Hope you survived Memorial Day without me!

Forgot one thing; the car. Doug Baum, of Baum’s Service Center, checked out all those things, but the only problem he could find was a fuel filter that looked like it was original to the car. Whoa. So he replaced it and it seems to be running better. Wanna know the sign of a great mechanic? Here it is: After putting my new inspection sticker on, he put my little turtle mascot back where it was before I arrived. Wow…