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Ruprecht

Botswanan Minister of Treasury

Posted on 2007.07.04 at 11:50
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Philip Glass - The Illusionist

I awoke this morning and sat in front of the computer blurry-eyed drinking my first cup of coffee like I do every morning, still in my robe. The rest of the house (save for my wife) remained in a deep slumber. Nearly 9-hours of sleep on a day off. Bliss. The first email in my inbox told me there had been multiple attempts to login to my bank account so they've disabled it pending re-verification. Yesterday, within minutes of transferring money between accounts I got the email alerting me to the change. They're good about security.

Yeah, I filled out the form.

Yeah, I submitted it.

I am an IT Professional. I know better. I'm smarter than this.

As soon as I saw that it was transmitting to a URL other than my bank, I hit the browser's stop button and sighed a heavy sigh. I suck. So...I'm expecting a new ATM card within 5-7 days and I used the opportunity to update my address. I feel like I should do some sort of penance for my indiscretion. I am not worthy of the title which has been bestowed upon me.




I don't usually like Philip Glass. He's dull. I don't like his original compositions, and I don't like his scores. Oddly enough, I have plenty of both. I don't know why. Maybe I keep expecting him to improve? Either way, I found something I do enjoy, and no one is more surprised than I. The Illusionist. Wow. I've steered cleared of this album for a long time because I dislike Philip Glass. Yet here we are.

First Zimmer, and now Glass. Maybe I really am getting old.

*sigh*




Happy Fourth of July.



Watched Disc One of Firefly today and picked up two CD's of which I have thus far only had the mp3's to:

Firefly
Serenity

I hate mp3's.

Comments:


Nick Dangerous
nickdangerous at 2007-07-04 17:40 (UTC) (Link)
Haha... same here. I bought the Kundun soundtrack but rarely listen to it. And, I seem to have amassed other Glass soundtracks in the process. Time to give The Illusionist a spin. *shrug*

Also, I recently fell for the "greetingcards.com" scam. When you click the URL, the browser window goes blank. I guess they expect you to ignore it and go about your business. What happens is that your outbound network traffic spikes to 100%, probably transmitting anonymous files from your hard drive to some nondescript efficiency apartment in Buffalo. Or whatever. I unplugged my cable immediately, scanned, rebooted, and prayed the bastages only got a hold of my, er, spare Glass soundtracks.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-07-04 21:54 (UTC) (Link)
Hello sir, and a pleasure to meet you! Do you work with our dear ehowton or just stumble across his blog? Either way, we welcome you to our little band of miscreants.
Nick Dangerous
nickdangerous at 2007-07-04 23:34 (UTC) (Link)
Greetings fellow member of the loony bin. I stumbled here via a friend awhile ago, and now it is time to make a name for myself in Howtonville. Expect the neon sign and French chanteuse shortly.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-07-04 21:59 (UTC) (Link)
Plays with Solaris and listens to scores? Where have you been all my life?
Nick Dangerous
nickdangerous at 2007-07-04 23:35 (UTC) (Link)
I think Ruprecht will be hellaciously pissed that you are using his icon. Beware of his lubricated glove.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-07-05 00:17 (UTC) (Link)
Not mother?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-07-05 02:46 (UTC) (Link)
I defy somemomintexas to comment.
Me
photogoot at 2007-07-04 21:28 (UTC) (Link)

Positive Affirmations

Repeat 5 times morning noon & night to yourself in the mirror.

I am an IT Professional. I know better. I'm smarter than this.
I am an IT Professional. I know better. I'm smarter than this.
I am an IT Professional. I know better. I'm smarter than this.
I am an IT Professional. I know better. I'm smarter than this.
I am an IT Professional. I know better. I'm smarter than this.


You are good enough, you are smart enough, and dog gone it, people like you. ;-)
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-07-04 22:00 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Positive Affirmations

I am a Monkey-Boy.
I am a Monkey-Boy.
I am a Monkey-Boy.
I am a Monkey-Boy.
I am a Monkey-Boy.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-07-04 22:10 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Positive Affirmations

*claps*

The first step overcoming stupidity is admiting to the problem.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-07-04 23:08 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Positive Affirmations

You are a Monkey-Boy.
You are a Monkey-Boy.
You are a Monkey-Boy.
You are a Monkey-Boy.
You are a Monkey-Boy.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-07-04 23:48 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Positive Affirmations

The proper wording for the phrase is "I am a monkey-boy."
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-07-04 21:49 (UTC) (Link)
I feel like I should do some sort of penance for my indiscretion.
I'm still looking for a real job in IT. Alternatively, you could donate to the Tomas Benevolence Fund, the fund that makes Tomas benevolent.

I am not worthy of the title which has been bestowed upon me.
Let me help you.

The monkey answered the teacher so foolishly that the teacher struck him three times sharply with the stick. The class laughed at the stupid monkey and his foolish answer, but that night the student left his room and entered the courtyard where the teacher awaited.

The monkey received enlightenment on the spot for the students did not know that the three sharp hits were instructions.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-07-04 22:01 (UTC) (Link)
Alternatively, you could donate to the Tomas Benevolence Fund,
Maybe I'll do that once you learn how to key-lock your phone. You 'called' me again today. You were having a conversation with someone who had a lot of barking dogs, and he thought you were 'shitting him' about a movie with a retard in it.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-07-04 22:09 (UTC) (Link)
Oh wow! That was at the bowling alley. We were discussing the movie Riding the Bus with My Sister, of which, you can view a montage here
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-07-05 02:49 (UTC) (Link)
My mama used to say, "Stupid is as stupid does."
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-07-05 21:05 (UTC) (Link)
Life is like a box of chocolates.
snapper521 at 2007-07-06 23:49 (UTC) (Link)

4th o july mistake

Woopsie!! :-P Sorry for the hassle Eric...

I know that that wouldn't have happened if you had been completely awake. It be ok... I am sure you're wife understands. :-)
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-07-16 14:04 (UTC) (Link)

Re: 4th o july mistake

She's a very practical woman, thank you.
texas_tangent
texas_tangent at 2007-11-10 16:08 (UTC) (Link)
No matter how many times I read this, No matter what my mood, I laugh every time.

You rock. You truly do

ehowton
ehowton at 2007-11-10 20:46 (UTC) (Link)
This was before I discovered Monster drinks!
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