Is dull. Let’s make a list of what I shall do today, shall we?

  1. Make sure the contact form on my company’s web site works. It’s not in the _cgi bin, whatever the hell that is.
  2. Evaluate and modify some PHP scripts for my site. I figure if I use PHPNuke I’ll be able to get a really spiftacular site, but I don’t think I need all the features. If I just make my blog the front page, I don’t think anyone would really care.
  3. Order some business cards, to give to people cause I need a BETTER JOB
  4. Update my resume, cause I need a BETTER JOB
  5. Email Frouke about getting me a BETTER JOB

Is it wrong to use company time to do stuff like this? I guess not, since they’re not giving me ANYTHING to do.

God I’m bored. And boring. Hooray!

Welcome to my new blog. This is one running on b2, not blogger. It gives me a little more control and allows me to not have to use blogger anymore, which is kinda okay, I guess.

Not that there’s anything wrong with blogger, it’s just their proprietary tags made the page hard to customize. b2 uses simple PHP tags to get the information from a database, which is wicked easy to understand and makes creating a special page for me real easy.

What’s got four wheels, four doors, a sunroof, and has me thinking about it every minute of every day.

A 99 Jetta Wolfsburg. And it might be mine. Soon…

Obsessing over a car may be stupid, especially if I don’t own it, but, dammit, it’s worth it. And it will be mine.

I fantasize about driving it, about pushing it around the curves up to my school. About having automatic windows and keyless entry. About the neat trick with the windows. (Hold the key when you unlock the door, the windows go down; hold it when you lock, they go up.) About the CD player. About the sunroof. (Sunroof!)

God I want it.

Is it bad to want your car to be all shot to hell so that you can get it.

Hell no. I want it.

NOW.

I’m pissed.

Really pissed.

I don’t understand things sometimes.

Let me start of by saying I’m thankful for everything I have and that I will get.

And then let me say that it’s not fair.

My dad said last night that with the $5,000 he’s giving me for graduation, I could buy a nice car “like Al’s”. (Al’s my little brother.) Now, I don’t see this as fair because my dad bought Al’s car for him, and I’m going to have to spend MY money getting my car, and it’ll be “just as good as” his. Sound fair? Damn straight it’s not. He’s the little brother, I’m the big brother. I get stuff, he waits. It is the order of things. I don’t get the crappy car, he does.

And the other thing I’m pissed about is this: I’m going to be busting my balls next semester to graduation early. Among other things, I’m going to be saving my dad $5,000 in tuition and room & board. So, in effect, he’s only giving me the money he’s saving (that he’s already budgetted for) by me busting my balls. It’s not really a present, more like a bonus.

And it pisses me off. And then I feel like a shmuck cause a lot of other people don’t even have cars or houses or graduation presents. But it would be the same if I was walking a mile to get water for my family so my dad would save on a new well pump, and then he gives me the money he’d pay on a new well pump as a present for my coming of age. Or if my younger brother got the herd of cattle for his dowry, and I got the goats. It’s a matter of principle and it’s pissing me off.

Blah, didn’t work.

Dad says take it somewhere to get checked out.

Hill said to come back up with me next week so, YAY! I have company! Good times.

BUt no new car, and no new car for a while. Bummer and a half.

Updates later, drinking now.

Well, I thought I fixed the car. It ran good this morning, but when I started it up at lunch it did the sputter-sputter-sputter-sputter start thing. Then it did the vrroooooomm-kachugga-kachugga thing. And it did the pop-pop-pop thing. Then it got all fidgety, and just as I wanted to pull out into traffic.

Wonderful.

It’s a piece of poo, but I think I have a solution. Instead of paying beaucoup bucks to have the car fixed, why not buy a NEW car and pay the car payments. We’d be throwing money away if we put any more into it, and I’m going to be getting a new car in a few months. And there’s one nearby that I know about that is at a dealership and is abso-friggin-lutely perfect. (Four door VW Golf TDI GLS. Sweet.)

Now the only problem is convincing the ‘rents that it’s the best choice. My car is not safe to drive, and it’s annoying to other people. Bummer. 🙁 I’m hoping my dad won’t be mad at me for waiting so long.

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.