Blog Action Alert #1

April 8, 2004

We interrupt this program for the following special announcement…

I was a little slow on the draw for this. However, the strike still hasn’t been resolved, so call today, and every day that you think of it until the buses are moving again!

CALL GOV. PAWLENTY – SETTLE THE TRANSIT STRIKE!

Call (651) 296-3391 or (800) 657-3717

Tell him:

– Come to the table directly and settle the strike
– You can’t balance the budget on the backs of transit workers
– Affordable health care is a right
– Transit is important to our communities

We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog, already in progress…..

Filed under: Politics — GSeven330

Gettin’ Old

April 6, 2004

Yeah, I know…nobody ever likes to hear people bitch about how old they feel….but on the Internet no one can hear you scream….or something like that…

The Birthday Rabble turned out pretty well. I got many wicked-awesome gifts, which I was totally not expecting. My family has more of a laid-back attitude toward b-days, and presents are not always abounding, so I was just expecting people to show up, hang out, and maybe buy me a drink!

Imagine my surprise when I got:

Essential Blogging

from not quite the yellow dart & no name slob. I even like the kitties on the cover…

HRC Pin

came via my parents and their cruise earlier this year…

Batman Figurine

is now guarding my cube and was given to me by LaLa and her husband Dave…

Vampire Hunter D:  Bloodlust

was a surprise gift from Lloyd & Lynn. I haven’t seen the original Vampire Hunter D but I have heard good things about both…besides…Vampires + Anime….what’s not to like?

The night itself turned out pretty good. We had our dinner at the local Hard Rock, and then proceeded to GameWorks. Gameworks was fun but I don’t know that they’ve stolen my affection away from Jillian’s. To start with, I find out as I’m going to get our lane assignment that on weekend evenings, rather than $4 per person per game, it is $25 per lane per hour. Not only that, but you pay up front. I don’t recall Jillian’s exact rates but at least you can settle up after you’re done. Also the layout for the lanes just felt a little weird. It seemed like they were kinda short. Since we were paying by the hour we all crammed on one lane and started to bowl. Only a couple of people hadn’t arrived and some were dilly-dallying in the arcade so it was difficult to proceed as we would have liked. I still bowled ok though, I got a 135 in one game which considering how rarely I bowl I thought was pretty nice.

My only other main complaint is that in spite of the fact that the doors all say that they close at 1am they are in fact open til 2am. So here we are rushing around trying to get the games in that we want and we had a whole hour to go!

<SARCASM>I don’t know why they’d want to have the correct hours posted at their establishment…and after all…we’ve only had 2am bar close for what, the last 6 months!?!?</SARCASM>

And then there was the whole Stephen thing that Raven mentioned. I think she sums it up pretty well, but I think I’ll Googlism-Bomb© him anyway….

(more…)

Filed under: La Vie — GSeven330

Lark or Owl?

April 1, 2004

Lark or Owl?

I have always been a night owl.
Even before I worked the overnight shift (11pm-7am) at SuperAmerica, I was always staying up late and sleeping in.

I still like to think that Night Owls are the fortunate ones, not slaves to their schedules and what have you…but we have to live in a Lark’s world now don’t we….

There really need to be some more late night options these days. It looked like we were going in the right direction for a while, but now I think we’ve lost as much as we’ve gained. I mean, I can get a Big Mac @ 4am, but I can’t go and buy sheetrock at that hour anymore…..

For those of you who don’t know, my 28th birthday has just come and gone. Wow. So little to show for it… I looked at my entry on 4.2.02 and I feel like I’m stuck in a Timeloop.

You know, like the NCC-1701-D is going to keep exploding until I figure out how to send Data’s positronic brain the message “3” which will in turn make him realize that it is Riker’s suggestion and not Data’s that will actually prevent the impending destruction of our starship…. (and sadly, I wrote all that from memory…but you can read the synopsis of Cause and Effect if it’s not ringing any of your bells…

Hey, while my geek muscles (oxymoron?) are in full force I should plug my latest website: Chaos Effect. A friend of mine from work and I are trying to gather local gamers and play LAN games once a month or so….check it out if you have any interest in LAN games…

So, umm, yeah…back to the Night Owl thing. So I am going to be working 1am-9:30am for the next couple of months, so we’ll have to see how that goes. I’m hoping I haven’t suddenly become too old for this kind of thing….if I have, I’ll have to do that whole Bartender/ER Doctor/Freelance Writer/Rock Star thing….which really only works if you do all four at once, right?

Filed under: La Vie — GSeven330
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