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Wednesday, June 30, 2004
You are not alone.

It's awful. I do some of these things.

Remember: and 1234.
Great post Margaret.

"The law was passed in March in response to a weeklong residential camp for 11- to 18-year-olds last June at White Tail. . . ."

Wait a minute. You mean to say that someone decided to call a nudist camp "White Tail." Either that is a really sick joke, or somebody is really, really dense.
Tuesday, June 29, 2004
I am proud to announce that I will no longer be teaching in the Duval County Public School System (also known as the bastards), but will now be teaching at a private school here in Jacksonville. I will have six classes of twelve instead of three class of infinity. I will also not have to put up with the crap (no other way to say it) that goes along with working with the public school system.

Definitely breaking the diet to go out drinking tonight,

Your Maharaja
Grrrrrr. OK -- we are going to be able to sell this great house, because we've worked out A**es off for the past week, but I might kill my neighbors in the meantime.

The people from the homeowners association finally came to fix the loose siding on the house (long story - I'll vent about it some other time). While showing them where the siding was loose, one of them says:

"Is that always outside"
"I say yes" (thinking he is pointing to a cat usually camped under our front steps.)
Him: "Maybe it shouldn't be"
Me: Looking closer. "Crap that's the neighbor's pet ferret". He distracts ferret while I knock at neighbors. No one answers (but door is wide open, storm door closed).

We turn back to look at siding.

2 minutes later - siding people are gone. I'm thinking "that was fast. I'm going to make sure its actually done."

As I step out the door I see said ferret climbing into my neighbor's dryer vent. Thankfully not ours.

This so pisses me off, I will not be responsible for damage done to MY house from their animals.

Sorry, just had to vent.

So Ryan: Got anyone you want to show our 'lovely' house to?????

Monday, June 28, 2004
Comments on "Monster"
starring Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Dead Man 1...Dead Man n:

Q: What's the easiest way to sum up a movie that disturbed you more than the extremely disturbing movie you saw earlier this week?
A: "A man-fantasy gone horribly awry."

Honestly, I'm not sure what happened to me during this film, but I'm not the same. I mean...I slept three hours the night before and had been awake for an additional 17 hours when this movie started. I don't know if I blinked during the entire film. Oscar films are fucked up.

I am in Gaithersburg, MD today for training.

What I've learned so far:
1. I'm truly good at whatever it is I do.
2. I ROCK.
3. Some people don't know shit about what they're doing.

Congrats on the crib. I look forward to drinking some beers there next month.

One more thing: are all hotel beds harder than

Just thought I'd say


Anyone want to buy a nice townhome in C'ville's Belmont area? Come on - it's got a jacuzzi bathtub. Big basement. Neighbors with 5 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 5 ferrets and a partridge and a pear tree (OK maybe we'll leave that part off the selling points) Anyone..... Anyone....
Saturday, June 26, 2004
Starcraft is evil.

Note the time.

Friday, June 25, 2004
I like cookies.
Leila - that article has earned itself a big, fat DUH.
I want to play Diablo right now.
Or Starcraft.

Hm. Definitely Starcraft.

Or Diablo.
Who knew?
Looks like a big blogger day!

A little potty humor for ya

Maybe that first one might work someday? Here's another though.
Following in the gamer genre established by the lastest posts,

I want to play Diablo right now . . ..

Last night, after packing some things in boxes, Meghan and I play a little Diablo, in Nightmare mode. We kicked the crap out of Baal and made it to Hell mode (a first time for both of us). Our characters are also now 66th level, which ties us with the highest level that Scot ever worked to (and Baxton, to the best of my knowledge).

Yeah for us. We are geeks.

We also meet the Baxton "devil worshiper" standard.
A few things:

Would it trouble you if your boss said this about something you were working on (trying to help you sort out some confusing issues)?:

"They're both the same thing, but different."

Mystic River Review (it's not really a spoiler):

This movie/book/story line had so much potential to not make me sick, but I feel compelled to stick my finger down my throat. It was a good film with good intentions, but like the Bush Administration - leaves some children behind. Most of the characters in this film just end up pissing you off. Watch it, but don't come crying to me later when you're an emotional invalid (and yes I do realize what I just said was impossible).

Rob, Click Here.

Hmm, it's interesting that in a country founded on principles of rebellion, so many people believe that it's Un-American to speak out against the president. When did we get royalty here? Where were these great "patriots" when cigars in the oval office was an issue? Oh, I know, they were out being hypocritical. I've guess they've traded in their hypocrite cards now. That said, if you get really bored you can check out some bad grammer and speeling here.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha....

Rob doesn't know his audience very well. At least, the audience who regularly reads the blog.
Ah, but when she moved in, she brought with her tons and tons of teenybopper clothes and no computer. So I could teach her to play but then her poor boyfriend would have nothing to do, 'cept play dress up with her teeny bopper clothes. And he usuallly only does that on Wednesdays.

In other gaming related news, some serious deliberation is underway regarding a poker setup at the new place. And unbeknownst to me (until the other night), my house will also be a D&D haven. Not exactly my cup of tea. I just hope they don't start using English accents and they can keep it down when they're throwing Lightning Bolt, Lightning Bolt, Lightning Bolt.
Thursday, June 24, 2004
The nature sequence is outstanding!
Nature is outstanding!
Sequence is outstanding!
I'm out the rain!
Rob: Teach her to play.
It's such a wonderfully addictive, horrible game! My roomate and I went to Best Buy a couple of weeks ago as we had both lost our old copies of it. We spent a few hours that night playing and now his damn girlfriend more or less stifled that pastime.
I want to play Starcraft right now.
Playing Starcraft into the wee hours of the morning makes it hard to come to work on your telecommute day. Isn't it amazing that Starcraft was made 7 years ago? More interestingly, I came to work to find a character sheet on my chair. Now the boss knows I'm an evil devil worshiper.
Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Nature Photo Sequence Of The Day.
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Gee, I know I'm surprised.
Monday, June 21, 2004
Welcome, Mr. Caylor! And congratulations, you earned half a star. But only because no one else even attempted...
Here's a widdle book to help with Margaret's widdle riddle. Sadly, no star for me.
I didn't really meet him, but I did just shake hands with the gov'ner.

In response to Margaret's Happy Birthday post, I feel I must quote our favorite law-studying, african-american, vegetarian, jewish citizen, who resides in the lovely state of Florida, and who provided the following comment when Margaret last posted something of this genre:

Thursday, June 17, 2004
Happy Birthday, Meghan!
That is one crazy horse.
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Utah - the Land of Freedom.
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Oh, and this:

To John and Charles and Lee and Leon,
You make us sick. Your graves, we pee on.
Why merit you such scorn, and widdle?
A prize to he who solves this riddle.

Gold star to whoever solves the riddle without using google.
I haven't said much lately, but this is all I have to say.
I like how the guy in the picture looks like he was photoshopped (poorly) into the picture when in fact he's really there and is supposed to be camouflaged.
Hey everyone, I found this very funny after being on an Army base for the past 10 days on a business trip.

The Army has new uniforms.

They look terrible. The new camo is supposed to keep the soldiers hidden in any environment, but I cannot see how gray will hide you in the desert. Yet another waste of government dollars to send along to the private sector.
WHAT UP? Last day on my project here!!! I'm excited to get out of here and fly up my new project. I've got a question for all you techno dorks:

I'm looking for a home audio system that can take output from a base station and transmit info wirelessly to stations throught the house so other amps (deck/kitchen/bedroom/etc.) thereby acheiving centralized control of home-wide audio. That would be perf.

Does a product like this exist? Obviously transmitting it via FM would suck, but some sort of wireless network all-digital solution would be clutch. Thanks.

I am aware of proprietary products such as this...wondering if there's any way to do this without the purchase of 100% proprietary system:

Is there any way to do this without dropping laptops all over my house? I have three computers but my number one complaint would be they are loud (fan/hard drive noise) and also I'd still have to run wires all over the place from them to my audio gear.

I've got a bunch of speakers and amps all over the house already that I've dropped major bank on and would prefer to not have to start over...they are just not interconnected. All I need is a base station, wireless tranmission medium, and satellites that can have either line-level or adjustable level outputs. A nice uprade to the satellite stations would be the ability to perform simple actions such as FWD and REV through tracks from the base station.
Monday, June 14, 2004
Is that a name? Or just a nickname? I mean...shouldn't it just be a nickname.
Here we go again. I once had a DOG with this name. Give the girl a break people.
Very true Smitty,

Ray Charles was way cooler than Reagan. A lot nicer too.

Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I) by Ray Charles

My mother told me
'Fore she passed away
Said son when I'm gone
Don't forget to pray

'Cause there'll be hard times
Lord those hard times
Who knows better than I?

Well I soon found out
Just what she meant
When I had to pawn my clothes
Just to pay the rent

Talkin' 'bout hard times
Lord those hard times
Who knows better than I?

I had a woman
Who was always around
But when I lost my money
She put me down

Talkin' 'bout hard times
Hard times
Yeah, yeah, who knows better than I?

Lord, one of these days
There'll be no more sorrow
When I pass away

And no more hard times
No more hard times
Yeah, yeah, who knows better than I?
Friday, June 11, 2004
Ray Charles is way cooler than Ronald Reagan.

Margaret should stay away from SUV's lest she uses her powers for evil (Why the hell would you use powers for good anyway?)

I cried without knowing it when I learned Ray Charles had died.

Ray Charles is cooler than Ronald Reagan!
Thursday, June 10, 2004
I must say...I'm a bit disappointed in the lack of blog activity over the past few days.

I'm back from my trip to Durham. Highlights (in no particular order): drove a Tahoe, ate way too much and it was all free, learned a lot, got lost twice, discovered a rather dramatic boo-boo in my center's processes, saw Mike Ludwick, and (slightly) reduced my hatred of SUVs. While I only got 14.8 mpg on my trip, I did take some comfort in knowing that my car could eat the other cars on the road, if necessary.
Wednesday, June 09, 2004
If only it were possible to avoid hangovers. Of course ignoring to obvious choices: drink responsibly or don't drink at all.
Monday, June 07, 2004
Going out of town on business - boo. Blog much, that I may have reading material upon my return. I will be without internet for three days...pray for me.
I have decided that it is past due for me to post something. Here goes:

1. I joined a gym. I have done this since ever because I always believed myself to be the man when it came to my fitness. I no longer believe that.

2. I have decided to try Hydroxy-cut. Why? Boredom. Goal? None. Sense? None. Fun? No. Funny. Yes. Only to me? Yes as well.

3. I will be in C'ville for the Fourth. Due to popular demand, I am flying directly in to the ville at twice the cost of flying into Richmond (Thanx Oh Bee Juan!).

4. Classes start today, which means I will participating in a seven-week sprint to learn about the law of Families and my favorite oxymoron (along with Happy Sad, Victorious Failure and Military Intelligence) Legal Ethics.

5. I went to a hocky game this weekend! That's right, a hockey game with the ice and pucs and everything. The catch? It was game 6 of the Tampa-Calgary, which was played in Calgary, so Tampans (not to be confused with Tampons) watched the game on a really big screan outside of the stadium. I led my first hockey cheer and wave. I felt proud. I felt weird. I think I liked it.

6. Stay tuned. I have decided not to work this summer. That translates into many days of absolutely nothing to do, but go to the beach and see how black I really can be. Because it is not what is inside, but what is outside that counts.


Hi all,

It's been awhile since I've said anything, but that will change NOW! With that said, my comments:

1. If you're a 6.5'+ tall professor and you go to the bathroom without washing your hands, that guy in the stall probably knows what you didn't do this summer.
2. My wife is going away tomorrow on her first real business trip for two days. This means PARTY! Of course, by party I mean I'll be playing video games into the wee hours of the morning.
3. My good friend Tom has provided me with a quality drinking wine. A bottle of Cisco was delivered to me yesterday. Tom, I cannot test its hallucinogenic effects without you. Anyone else who wishes to partake is more than welcome.
4. I'm thinking about a Labor Day party. That's far enough in advance for all of you to plan to come. There will also be a party on the 4th of July, but I hear many of you have already made plans.
5. I have one contact in my right eye and none in the left.
6. I mulched yesterday.
7. My green pepper plant rocks.
Friday, June 04, 2004
All I'm saying is, Scotch should use this picture in a commercial for their extra-strong double-sided tape.

...and you know those annoying commercials for "plastic"?
By the way, I know it's a bit late for this, but I saw a photo of Arnold on, and the caption said "Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger" - and I just started LAUGHING. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger? What's next? Senator Sylvester Stallone? Representative The Rock?

It was always funny, but it just hit me as FUNNY.
He don't need no stinking medal!
Peter Habib and I'm assuming Tram will be in NOVA the weekend of June 12th.
Tuesday, June 01, 2004
Hey. The Charlottesville Airport actually has wireless web access. I am sitting here as they are about to board my flight, but wanted to say hello to all. I will be a bit quiet for the next two weeks, as I will be out of town on business (as if it is that different than normal, as I have not posted in a while).

See ya.

And they wonder why Americans hate "politics as usual."

Remember, and 1234.