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My Digital Camera Has Arrived!

BrokenWing

The first (useful) picture I took with my new Canon S45 4.0 Megapixel Digital Camera. Clearly, the plane’s wing is broken ;-).

In other news, FedEx does indeed rule, getting me the package today at 2:42 pm. Unfortunately, I was at the Bellevue Club until 4:20 and then I worked at Blockbuster at 5:00. So I didn’t hav emuch time to use it until I got off at 10:00. I am very pleased with its size and performance so far.

Stay tuned for long-overdue pictures of my wireless “internet borrowing” setup and of various other aspects of my dialy life.

More Random Thoughts

The speakers on my laptop, while lacking severly in the low range, are surprisingly good for their compactness.

I’m listening to music while putting away dishes; thus the abnormally long list (see above) [music and mood didn’t, unfortunately, get transfered in the move from Greymatter to WordPress].

I just blended (see Enemy of the State to better understand blending).

My parents just got home; I’m glad they are well.

Because I am too lazy right now, I shall cut and paste:

[21:40:34] Me: well, I’ve never done that to a girl either, but I was thinking more generally
[21:40:53] Her: oh okay
[21:42:28] Me: and when I said “so now what” I was actually thinking about chaning the subject
[21:42:41] Me: unless of course you want to continue
[21:42:53] Her: oh okay
[21:43:14] Her: no that’s fine talking about it jsut upsets me
[21:43:32] Me: exactly, so now we will talk about something else
[21:43:46] Me: like how dumb I am for going to bed at 7 this morning
[21:43:49] Her: yeah
[21:43:50] Her: hahahaha
[21:43:51] Her: why?
[21:43:58] Me: I was watching movies
[21:44:17] Me: well, first off i got home really late
[21:44:29] Me: because I agreed to pick up a shift at blockbuster
[21:44:51] Me: the guy is gonna give me another $20 on top of my regular pay
[21:45:01] Me: and then I wasn’t tired
[21:45:05] Her: well that’s good
[21:45:09] Me: because I had stayed up late the previous night
[21:45:26] Me: and so I started wathcing Basic
[21:45:38] Me: then I started watching terminator, even though I know I shouldn’t have
[21:45:47] Me: I fell asleep during terminator
[21:45:58] Me: just finished it now
[21:46:02] Her: good job
[21:46:12] Me: so then I woke up at noon
[21:46:36] Me: and it turns out I had been (re)scheduled at 11 as opposed to 1 – so I was late to work
[21:46:44] Her: oh oops
[21:46:55] Me: no big though, becuase the schedule changed, the mod didn’t care, he was just glad I showed up at all
[21:47:06] Me: and then the person who was supposed to relieve me never showed
[21:47:26] Me: and I got to stay till 9 (I was supposed to be off at 6) until another replacement could be found
[21:50:15] Me: so now I have a headahce from lack of sleep, I’m still getting my laundry done
[21:50:19] Her: oh
[21:50:20] Me: and… um yeah
[21:50:39] Me: and I’m hungry
[21:50:45] Me: so I’m going to go get something to eat
[21:50:48] Her: i’ll talk to ya later!
[21:50:48] Me: and do dishes
[21:50:52] Me: I have a laptop
[21:51:00] Me: haha I’ll carry it down with me
[21:51:06] Me: and wireless network
[21:51:08] Me: woohoo
[21:51:11] Her: aren’t you cool
[21:52:05] Me: I often think that about myself

Random Thoughts

The “day” rollover in this blog should really occur at about 4:00 to 6:00 am – since I often get home after midnight to write about the previous night’s events. But then our whole society really should consider a new day beginning in the morning, and not at the ludicrous time of midnight. But thats not even the right solution – everyone really should wake up around first light, and go to bed much earlier so the daylight is used more efficiently. Oh well.

I’m not sure if I got paid properly for the hours I worked at the Lakemont Blockbuster a few weeks ago. The matter is under investigation.

I will be moving the old (Blogger) blog archive to their own indexed directory. I will post the location once I do that.

I love my subwoofer. I have the Logitech Z-560 4.1 surround sound system. It can output 400 watts, which is enough to hurt me, enough even to hear all the way downstairs. But the point is, the bass is so full. I can’t complain about the bed trembling.

I’m currently ripping X-Men United (aka X-Men 2).

I’m about to watch Basic.

I’m collecting $20 from Colby at church tomorrow, right before I go back to work at Issy-Gilman Blockbuster.

Thats all for now.

The rest of the day

Colby called me up from Lakemont Blockbuster, asking me to cover his shift tonight from 7 to midnight. He offered me $20. I accepted. I guess he’s getting laid at the dance tonight or something special ;-). Anyway, he really wanted to go, and I have no plans (especially not in Seattle!)

I found that I can order a replacement wing from Tower Hobbies. The plane itself (its quite fun, consider it as a gift for a friend) can be found here.

Now it looks like I’m going in to Blockbuster early. Oh, the things I do for my places of work.

Time to complete my order, get something to eat, and head out I guess.

Why I want my digicam now

If I already had my Canon S45 Digital Camera, I would have pictures of the previous adventure to share with you. Unfortunately, FedEx called back (good), but told me that the package was already slated for a Tuesday delivery and there was no way to change that (bad).

Tuesday isn’t really all that bad – the 18th will also be the day I find out for sure if I’m working on Thanksgiving, depending on the contents of my paycheck. I guess I don’t really want to work anymore, but the extra money would be nice. Not working and the money would be even nicer, but I doubt that Michael really believes that the money is owed to me – rather, I believe that, like much of the other things he says, it was intended to sound right at the time. Maybe I’m misjudging him, but it seems to be the trend – he has sort of a reality distortion field. Most of what he says sounds good at the time, but then you take a few steps away and things stop making so much sense.

A Aeroplane Adventure

Being Saturday, and having been pretty uninvovled in the ultimate frisbee group I set up and hoped to keep going, I made sure to get to Robinswood park by 12:00 today. Sure, nobody else showed up except for little Dan, whom I picked up, but I had a backup plan. Dan and I put together a remote control airplane kit that I received from my dad for my birthday. We did it mostly without instructions, and got it mostly right, except for the wing struts which we forgot about (which the plane paid dearly for later).

The first attempt at flight started on the ground and never got up from there. Instead, the grass at robinswood got cut a little bit. The seocnd attempt, Dan launched it and, amazingly, it responded quite well to my attempts to command it. I made about a quarter of a large turn before bouncing off the ground once, opening up the battry cover, and crashlanding otherwise harmlessly in the grass. The seoncd flight started better – once again with a hand launch – but ended up worse. After making a full circles about the size of the two soccer fields at Robinswood (having the plane come right out you is quite exciting!), I was looking for a way to slow the plane down on the remote control. I should have figured it out before, because I looked away for too long, and beforeI could recover the plane bit it hard, breaking its main wing. Now I have to try to find a replacement wing, becuase the overall exeperience was far too much fun to stop now.

Tired of Blogger

Blogger was a good start to my Blogging career – however, it has too many limitations, too many nagging problems (like the fact that it wouldn’t publish last night), and I’ve outgrown it. So I have moved on. I am here giving the greymatter blogging system a shot. It uses perl, which I don’t know like I know PHP, and it uses the filesystem instead of a database. Nevertheless, it seems to be a robust package altogether. Lets see how it performs.