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Posted on 2007.10.19 at 15:43
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The Tiburon and the Drive to Work
Gorgeous drive into work this morning! 45-degrees outside, windows down, heat to the floor. What a beautiful day! Its been a crazy, but fun week - I cannot believe it is already FRIDAY! but that's what happens when you enjoy every single day of your week!

An Important Phone Call
Earlier this week, I rec'd a phone call from Optimus Prime. He told me he was on the battlefront in Texas, and to watch out for my co-worker Tony, for he had joined Megatron! It was a hilarious, automated call which I played on speakerphone for the entire office. Everyone got a kick out of it. danzigfried was the perpetrator behind the subterfuge. Tony decided to forward the message to his kid, and I followed his lead. His boy (5) was excited beyond words, and excitedly spoke to his dad about the message. My call, however didn't turn out as well. First, my daughter cried because I had identified her as the Decepticon and she didn't want to be, secondly, my boy (7) became belligerent when my wife wouldn't let him call Optimus Prime back, because he had some more questions. When I arrived home that evening, I asked my boy about the call. He was excited he'd been chosen to fight ("when are we going to the battlefront, Dad?") but later admitted that Optimus was rude, because he didn't let my son get a word in edgewise. You, too, can have fun with your friends and children at http://optimus.transformersmovie.com/ Thanks again, danzigfried!

Eric vs. Powdered Eggs
I was in the unfortunate position this morning to have left the house without first eating breakfast. I headed for the oatmeal in the cafeteria here at work, but they were out. I started toward the breakfast burritos, but they too, were out. I shuddered as I looked over to the powdered eggs! *shiver* The pan was full, and the machinists were scooping them up as if it were Arrakin spice. I do have a method for stomaching this bastardization of nature, and I wish to share it with you now, just in case you, my gentle readers are faced with the same dilemma: Take a fresh biscuit and open it up. Place a scoop of hashbrowns atop that. Cover first with powdered eggs, then with a good potion of cream gravy. Sprinkle Tobasco Chipotle sauce atop the gravy and BAM! Its almost edible. Almost. Wash that down with a Monster-brand drink.

Bill and the Late Night
Straight from Indianapolis, Indiana, our pal Bill has been in Texas damn near a week at a Storage (for all you non-geek types, that's fiber-attached hard drives, not luggage, nor those little building your pay to hold your stuff) Expo in Dallas. Yesterday was our day. drax0r and I gathered up the posse and we all met for lunch at The Jalapeño Tree. My wife finally met my boss (its been nearly ten years) and later that evening Bill came for dinner, we were joined by drax0r, and had a nice visit outside, smoking cigars and drinking a French pinot noir. drax0r took Bill to his house for the remainder of the evening, and my wife and I retired.

Bill and the PowerMac G4
Mr. Bill left in my possession a PowerMac G4. It was originally my intention to replace my G4 Mini with the dual-proc PowerMac and give my Mini to the kids (and as I boot off an external FireWire drive its a transparent upgrade) until I found that the PowerMac was only dual-500MHz chips. Suddenly, keeping the Mini seemed more prudent, and building out the PowerMac for the children's use a smarter move. Nonetheless I booted it with my dirve and was amazed at the speed in which the PowerMac operated. A quick check of the essentials gives us a glimpse into why: 1792MB of RAM. All of a sudden I'm on the defensive trying to find out which has the faster Front-Side-Bus, memory speed, etc to craft a good SPECint overview of the boxes. Either way, Nice box, and we all come out ahead. Thanks Bill!




Pier One and the Chairs
Wife decided we needed some more chairs. Six of them to be exact. But only three were available here. So after work, drax0r and I have to bust-ass to Frisco during rush hour in his truck to retrieve the other three. While there, we'll likely have to EAT. Then rush back here, pick up the remaining three, and then we have the exact same evening planned: Watching Transformers with our kids.

This was supposed to go out HOURS ago but work got in the way. It has a way of doing that. I'm going to make a mad-dash at my FL while I'm at it.

Tschuss!

Comments:


Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2007-10-19 21:04 (UTC) (Link)
I don't think I've commented on it before, but the new header on your journal looks great. Very shiny indeed; I like the cropping.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-10-19 21:41 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! And it rotates images of me too - so everyone can bask in...me! Damn I'm narcissistic.
galinda822 at 2007-10-19 21:15 (UTC) (Link)
I loved the call I received from Optimus Prime! How dare he make little girl cry though!

The G4 is cute.

Sounds like you'll be rushing to make it home in time tonight to watch the movie with the kids.

Powdered eggs...no thank you! I don't care how much gravy you put on them. Yuck!!!




ehowton
ehowton at 2007-10-19 21:45 (UTC) (Link)
How dare he make little girl cry though!
Yeah, I've got to take the blame for that one. Had I thought it through...Well, I'm a guy, what can I say? I really shouldn't have identified her as an agent of the enemy, codenamed, Starscream. Apparently the neighbor boy they play with also got a call from Optimus Prime so they turned against her.

The G4 is cute.
Cuter than the Mini? On accounts, things which are smaller are generally deemed 'cute.'

Sounds like you'll be rushing to make it home in time tonight to watch the movie with the kids.
I am a leaf on the wind. Watch me soar.

Powdered eggs...
I'm going to go throw up now.
(Anonymous) at 2007-10-19 21:34 (UTC) (Link)

Dude, I'm on an iMac!

I am standing at the console of a top of the line iMac! It is soooo sweeeet! The day draws near my friend...

~Photogoot, at large.

Later.
(Anonymous) at 2007-10-19 21:35 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Dude, I'm on an iMac!

so there is no confusion I am at the apple store
Complete and Utter Nonsense
jesskd26 at 2007-10-19 22:49 (UTC) (Link)
First, my daughter cried because I had identified her as the Decepticon and she didn't want to be...

That was the first thing I said when Tony told me that Optimus identified Baby Girl as the Decepticon. "Boy, that's not gonna be good."

Tony asked why and I explained that the Boy was probably going to not talk to his sister or something of the sort. Apparently Tony had not thought of the consequences either.

Ours went better because Optimus left a message on the machine, I think.

Our son confronted the identified Decepticon yesterday. When our son told the Deception that he knew they were coming, the kid said that there were no such things as Decepticons. Our son then told him "You've been warned. Don't come crying to me."
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-10-20 04:42 (UTC) (Link)
"You've been warned."
THAT is awesome. We watched it tonight. I have to admit, it was damn good. I didn't know Michael Bay had it in him. But little girl fell asleep halfway through it due to the lateness of the hour. Which reminds me, "Thanks." I'm going to go pass out now.
JaceMan
jaceman at 2007-10-20 13:15 (UTC) (Link)
Using LJ-cuts is against your religion, no?

P.S. Washing anything, ANYTHING, down with a MONSTER drink is sure to require you to wash down the MONSTER drink with something else.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-10-20 21:45 (UTC) (Link)
Using LJ-cuts is against your religion, no?
I had thought as much myself, but I'd rather have the justified text then a cut. After all, a cut means clicking another link.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-10-20 21:58 (UTC) (Link)
The Tiburon and the Drive to Work
The seasons are changing here too. I blogged about that recently I know, but it's weird. It stays hot during the day but gets cold at night. Then it just stays cold. I can't wait to make my fortune so I can go to Florida in the winter.

An Important Phone Call
You forgot to mention that you called me with that too. I was less impressed because I never was affiliated with Transformers.

Eric vs. Powdered Eggs
I don’t get your world sometimes.

Bill and the Late Night
I'm glad you got to spend personal time with your boss. That rocks!

Bill and the PowerMac G4
Bitchin'...almost. It's not like it's a fully tricked out Mac Pro or anything. Glad you like it. Speaking of that...

I know I posted part of my problem. I plan to post the rest of it tomorrow. Suffice it to say, I need something to do Samba, ssh, Apache and act as my print server. I thought that Mac would be the answer, but I can't get the immediate funding that I need. If you know of anything that might help, please pass the word. I don't really want to get into buying or building a new PC because I'm trying to leave that platform, but if I must...oh well. See tomorrow's post.

Pier One and the Chairs
You're driving all the way to San Francisco to purchase 2 chairs? You vain fuck!

This was supposed to go out HOURS ago but work got in the way. It has a way of doing that.
At least you have a job that will give you the time to post on a regular basis. Be grateful.

Addendum
I am growing more and more disconcerted by the people who reply to your posts and the things they say. I may have to find a new blogging home. Sorry old buddy.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-10-21 01:39 (UTC) (Link)
I was less impressed because I never was affiliated with Transformers.
You were less impressed because you have no imagination. Period. Transformers were after my time as well, and I knew nothing about any of the characters on the new movie, but I sure enjoyed it. Can't wait to watch it again. And a Michael Bay film to boot! Who knew?

It's not like it's a fully tricked out Mac Pro or anything.
Its exactly like that, actually.

I am growing more and more disconcerted by the people who reply to your posts and the things they say.
I'm sorry, but this means nothing to me without first qualifying the statement.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-10-20 21:59 (UTC) (Link)
I know now why you like the Dumbledore avatar so much now!!!

It's because he's a gay homosexual isn't it!!!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-10-20 22:28 (UTC) (Link)
That came out of left field.
Renegade
leonardii at 2007-10-21 03:11 (UTC) (Link)
Damn, that is one fine looking machine.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-10-21 14:36 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I'm excited. I'm getting ready to check and see if it can run Leopard!
irulan_amy at 2007-10-22 02:22 (UTC) (Link)
Egg powder?! What is this insanity?

Also, kudos to you for making a spice reference. The spice must flow.

By mentioning wine, you reminded me that I purchased some this week and deserve a glass. You are the "unintentional reminder person" to me! :D
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-10-22 02:30 (UTC) (Link)
Egg powder?! What is this insanity?
It was an unfortunate series of events.

The spice must flow.
The spice expands consciousness.

You are the "unintentional reminder person" to me! :D
We all have jobs to do while we're here. If that's one of mine, by God, I'm going to do it well.
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