Saturday, November 23, 2002
Zack brought home a 200 gig hard drive today. That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo.
Gail emailed me some pictures from her European OLP holiday. I'll post them later.
Man, I love lazy Saturday afternoons.
suzie 02:50 PM CST [link] [6 comments]
Friday, November 22, 2002
Zack had to go to New Jersey on Wednesday. He was only supposed to be gone for the day, but he ended up spending the night & coming home yesterday. I have the coolest husband. Ever. Not only did he bring me home NYPD socks (how did you know, Z??), but this morning he got the following email from some NAI bigwig type:
"I just want send out an email with a quick update on (company). As of Thursday 11/21/02, 12:30pm (EST), (company) was in fact running the e500 in the test environment and Zack Salinas had successfully corrected the open relay issue that they were experiencing. In addition to that particular correction, Zack also made some additional changes to their configuration, along with reviewing network diagram to ensure that (company) would place the e500's in the best suited area. I cannot say enough about Zack and his professionalism. In less than 36 hours he was able to correct their issues, but also regain the client's confidence in our organization. I was fortunate enough to have dinner with him the other night, and see what a tremendous asset he is and appreciate everything that he did onsite at (company). I hope to have another opportunity to utilize him for any future issues that might require his involvement."
Of course they're pleased. Those crazy bastards are buying like a half million dollars worth of product from NAI. They were ready to cancel the order before Zack got there. That's my baby.
In other news:
I completely forgot I had a Dr. appointment yesterday and I slept right through it. Oops. I'm bummed that they're cancelling Birds of Prey. Ashley Scott is one major hottie. She dates Ashton Kutcher, who is also a major hottie. I now have blue contact lenses. They're neat. Last night I dreamed that I was in a war, but every time I got onto the battlefield I realized I had forgotten my gun at home. When I would go home to get my gun I would remember that the house was haunted and I was terrified to go inside. But in I would go. When I would step inside the room where my gun was at, every light in the house would be extinguished. This seems to be a recurring theme in my evil ghost dreams. I'm not really afraid of ghosts. I would happily live in a haunted house, especially if it had hardwood floors, a modern kitchen, and a nice amount of acreage with big trees.
You damn skippy.
suzie 11:35 AM CST [link] [4 comments]
Wednesday, November 20, 2002
I see you.
Z is in New Jersey tonight. I'm watching Sleepaway Camp and drinking wine.
My excitement this evening came from watching a driver try to maneuver a big truck & trailer into our apartment complex. First of all, it's nearly impossible. Second, there are cars everywhere. Third, if someone has enough shit to fill a fucking trailer, why are they moving into an apartment? It's laughable. I went out and watched for a few minutes, but I had this insane urge to demand to park the damn thing myself. The guy who was driving it killed the truck TWICE while trying to get his trailer into a tight spot. Sure, I'm not the best person in the world with a trailer... but come on! After 20 minutes I went back into my apartment and turned up the stereo really loud so I wouldn't have to listen to the idiot guy working his air brakes every second.
Jeebus Hairy Xmas.
I had a dream last night that I was a ghost. It was refreshing.
suzie 09:31 PM CST [link] [5 comments]
Monday, November 18, 2002
The novelty of the wide-ass television is wearing off. I'm no longer fascinated by watching four different stations at once. No matter how fantastic the tv is it still can't make daytime programming interesting. You should see Smallville on it, though. Yowza!
We went over to my parent's house yesterday. It was about 70° F and sunny. Mom made indian tacos for lunch and Padre told us off-colour jokes all afternoon. We got to hear all about my uncle who is 43 and returning to the dating pool, only to (once again) realize how limited the prospects are in North Dakota. The population of the whole state is 634,448 (2001 census estimate). Jeebus. It's one of the few states with negative population growth. Kudos to my parents for moving us the hell out of there right after I was born.
A lot of journals/blogs/websites feature a cast of characters so new readers can quickly jump into the game of "peeking into someone's life without having to hide in the bushes outside their window." I want to make one of these, but I don't want to sit down and do it all at once. So today I'll start with a brief description of my parents:
Mom & Dad - Truck drivers. Harley riders. Mom collects dolls and tends to her amazing rose garden. Dad collects vehicles and watches the History channel. One or the other makes sure to call me every day. Mom calls to ask about my health and to tell me about something one of her innumerable cousins did. Dad calls for computer help and to bitch about their neighbors or the world in general. A typical conversation with Dad usually begins with him saying "I'm about to throw this fucking computer out the goddamn window!" Mom is a petite redhead who likes to rollerblade & smoke, usually at the same time. Dad is a bald, stocky guy who likes to ride around their back field on his Kubota tractor and cuss at things, usually at the same time. Mom likes ballet. Dad likes country music. They both like Elvis. They each have a chihuahua. Mom's is a fat, good natured old dog named Carley Davidson. Dad's is a tiny, evil creature deceptively called Cricket. Every week she bites either Mom or Dad. They don't seem to mind.
Tomorrow I'll write about my brother or my in-laws. Or Johnny Rzeznik. He should be in my cast.
little pictures in my head turning inside out again
cause fucking up takes practice... I feel I'm well rehearsed
suzie 02:12 PM CST [link] [1 comment]
Tuesday, November 12, 2002
our new 56" hdtv
They're delivering it tomorrow. Zack is dying from excitement. I'm sure he won't sleep a wink tonight. I'm looking forward to watching some of my favourite shows on it: Smallville, Gilmore Girls, John Doe, Everwood, Birds of Prey, Fear Factor, and Anna Nicole.
Zack: "Imagine how big Anna Nicole is going to look on our wide-ass t.v." w00t!
I may be hitting the road again late this week or next. There's a guy up in Maryland that needs something delivered to Texas. Blech... the East coast. I'm kind of hoping our company bids too high.
Mmmm... cold pizza and wine.
suzie 04:27 PM CST [link] [8 comments]
Saturday, November 9, 2002
Zack finally picked out a television. We spent like two hours at Ultimate Electronics this evening. Jeebus, I was bored. For the first half hour I stood in front of a tv and watched Buffy. Then I watched bits & pieces of Spider-Man, a gymnastics special, the local news, and various weirdo customers. Zack wandered back & forth between three different televisions. They're supposed to deliver it on Monday or Tuesday. The delivery guys are supposed to install it for us, but Zack is adamant about doing it all himself.
Speaking of Z, he had a hard time remembering how old he was tonight. "Twenty-six or twenty-seven." Then he looked at me. Wtf? It was hilarious.
Boys are so weird.
suzie 08:40 PM CST [link] [5 comments]
Friday, November 8, 2002
My friend Jim is a frigging hero. :) He saved his neighbor's life yesterday. Jim, you rule.
I'm watching Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back right now. The best line so far:
"Get off my koolaid, motherfucker!"
suzie 10:31 PM CST [link] [4 comments]
Thursday, November 7, 2002
Take a stand.
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Fuck Shit Up.mp3 | 3.60 mb (right click: save as)
mp3 expiration date: 11.14.02
Z flew to Chicago this morning. I ate sour Starbursts for lunch and played Quake 3. I have new contact lenses that I can wear for 30 days straight. I've developed a new appreciation for Grolsch. My mom's best friend's daughter is pregnant and getting married. One of my third or sixth cousins died. I didn't know him. I put a new bumper sticker on my car. See? It's like I never took a break from this journal at all.
suzie 09:46 PM CST [link] [2 comments]
Monday, November 4, 2002
suzie 10:35 PM CST [link] [3 comments]
Saturday, November 2, 2002
Happy belated Samhain!
I've been gone for awhile because my hosting company sold out to another hosting company who decided to transfer all my shiznit over to a server in Houston and not tell me about it, the lousy bastards. Two of my journal entries disappeared and all of the images & files I'd uploaded to my ftp site were deleted. Ah, the joys of maintaining a website. Anyhoo, it's all back to normal now. I hope.
I drank two huge glasses of chocolate milk for dinner. =) Take that osteoporosis!
Tomorrow we're going to see The Ring. It damn well better scare the bejeezus out of me.
suzie 01:38 AM CST [link] [6 comments]