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Posted on 2008.01.01 at 00:00
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Eshkeri - Stardust
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Happy
New Year!



I have done nothing, and it has been good. In fact, I have done nothing for so long now, its all I want to do. For New Year's Eve my wife and I watched Stardust again. I thought I heard fireworks. Its been a festival of wine since I've been off. Were it only my hand which turned it from water. Nothing + wine = teh awesome. I rocked hard in 2007, but I will conquer 2008 and reign victorious.

I always do.

So I had these two zits pop up on my forehead one morning. Big ones. I looked like Hellboy. At first, I was thankful I didn't have to leave the house for a week, then I thought, "WTF do I care?" You see, I'm not vain, I have narcissistic tendencies. I do not swoon when I catch a glimpse of myself in a mirror, nor do I seek mirrors out. My assumption is that you're going to think I look fabulous no matter what kind of day I'm having. Of course this has a lot to do with the force of my personality, which awkwardly enough is not overly charismatic. schpydurx described it as a severe case of Adult ADD upon first meeting me. I have no idea if his initial reaction changed as he got to know me over the weekend he was here or not. So be it. Admittedly, I was in a hurry, he was moving awfully slow, and thus he began experiencing back-to-back repercussions from not following my immediate direction. I was...multi-tasking. I have to. At any rate, it has been said that a reasonable amount of healthy narcissism allows the individual's perception of his needs to be balanced in relation to others. Or as the author Anaïs Nin quoted:

"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."

I was on call, and drax0r was going out of town. He required the Air Card - my only internet until my DSL was working. They were going to send someone out the day after Christmas, but we had something come up and had to go into Dallas during their arrival window. I got on the phone and tried to cancel my appointment. While on hold, I rec'd a call on Line 2. It was AT&T wanting to know if they could show up early! The reason I was not getting any sync, as it turns out, was because I had no service to my house. The guy spent an hour and a half sitting out front in his truck trying to get an answer as to who's responsibility it was to run service to the house on Dry Loop DSL, and couldn't (I know exactly what that feels like.) So he ran it himself. My DSL was active immediately, on the same day I thought I would be without online access for nearly a week.

Rox0r.

A month ago or so, I dreamed that I had accepted a large sum of cash in exchange for my hand. I was to have my right hand detached and a Chinese man's right hand (who only had two fingers) was to be surgically attached to my wrist in its place. I was all for this venture until I saw the make-shift "hand-remover" bolted to a table in the Chinese man's house. I kept wringing my hands in absolute fear. There was NO WAY I was going to go through with this, even if it meant losing everything by reneging on the deal. Unfortunately, I really freaked out after watching the Chinese man first detach his own hand, so...I felt really bad that I was backing out now that he just cut his hand off.

That same night, celtmanx dreamed for the first time that he had two hands.

Sekt is the German term for sparkling wine, and its some of the driest I've ever had. Oscar is a Korean sparkling wine which tastes like complete ass, but I've had my share. If I'm ever in Italy, however, I'll ask for a bottle of Moncalvina, a very light sparkling wine. Sweet to be sure, but not too sweet. schpydurx brought a bottle to the party, but we just got around to cracking it. My wife spat it from her lips in disgust, so I got to enjoy the entire bottle myself, and enjoy it, I did.

Thanks dude, good stuff.



2008 is going to rock!

Comments:


Me
photogoot at 2008-01-01 08:07 (UTC) (Link)
I was just a little hung over in that photo at the Airport before leaving to go back to DC following the now infamous Saturday party that really did not end until 6 a.m despite the advertised mandatory end time that evening. Good times.

In the future I shall follow your lead and wear sunglasses after such an event regardless of the dense cloud cover or time of day. It just looks better. I believe that in life it is sometimes more beneficial to look good than to actually feel good. This picture is proof of that for me.

You sir are my favorite!

Happy New Year.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-01-01 15:38 (UTC) (Link)
As usual, your unique perspective inspires me. Would you hate me if I also told you I felt fantastic that morning?
Cat Who Likes OpenBSD
bsdcat at 2008-01-01 08:39 (UTC) (Link)
Happy New Year, mother fucker! :-)
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-01-01 15:37 (UTC) (Link)
You as well sir. I trust your bash was a rousing success?
galinda822 at 2008-01-01 17:15 (UTC) (Link)
Glad to hear that your time off has been all you hoped it would be.

It's quite a coincidence that you used this quote:
"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."
as I just read that this morning in a book I've been reading the past few days.

Have a fantastic day!
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-01-01 18:01 (UTC) (Link)
I just read that this morning in a book I've been reading the past few days.
No kidding? Another brilliant example of serendipity...

Glad to hear that your time off has been all you hoped it would be.
It was all that and more. Alas, tomorrow it all comes crashing down around my head.

Have a fantastic day!
You too ma'am!
texas_tangent
texas_tangent at 2008-01-01 17:57 (UTC) (Link)
Happy New Year to you too.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-01-01 18:02 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you ma'am.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-01-01 19:08 (UTC) (Link)
I have done nothing, and it has been good.
I've burned out on work. I hate my job. This is just like being back in college. I'm bored as hell.

schpydurx described it as a severe case of Adult ADD upon first meeting me. I have no idea if his initial reaction changed as he got to know me over the weekend he was here or not.
Honestly, I was a bit disappointed. I thought that you would be more calm and collected as you are here on your blog. It bothered me for a short time until I realized that this is how you function and that you wouldn't be good at your job if you behaved any other way.

dmittedly, I was in a hurry, he was moving awfully slow, and thus he began experiencing back-to-back repercussions from not following my immediate direction.
Never once did I feel chided or berated. I simply did not know your organization schema.

So he ran it himself.
At least you have high speed Internet access finally. On the bright side, since no one wanted to take responsibility for running the damned wire, does that mean that they equally don't want to accept your money and you now have a free service?

dreams...
You're one sick fucker with equally twisted dreams.

Thanks dude, good stuff.
I'm glad you liked the wine. It's odd, yannow. I'd been saving that bottle for over a year to share with either you or melancthe and when the time finally came, I had nary a drop. Odd, that.

In other news, this New Year's was my first time to taste champaign. I had half a bottle before the dryness got to me and the beverage threatened to foam back up and out of me. I should have champaign more often. I think I prefer it to wine.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-01-01 20:06 (UTC) (Link)
Never once did I feel chided or berated.
I said, "Put on your shoes and socks." You looked at your bare feet and continued on. I said, "Put on your shoes and socks now." You looked at your bare feet again, and continued on. "PUT ON YOUR SHOES AND SOCKS." I yelled. You stepped in cold cat vomit from the night before.
Me
photogoot at 2008-01-01 19:55 (UTC) (Link)
Did I mention that the same day of the interesting hand dreams you and celtmanx experienced I also had a strange dream? I dreamed that "thing" from the Addams Family gave me a hand job?

Too weird!


ehowton
ehowton at 2008-01-01 20:03 (UTC) (Link)
Too funny! Did he at least have soft hands?

Edited at 2008-01-01 08:04 pm (UTC)
snapper521 at 2008-01-02 01:43 (UTC) (Link)
I have done absolutely nothing ever since I got my cold 3 weeks ago. :-) I enjoy doing nothing at every possible occasion.

Glad to hear you got your net up and running. ;-)

School starts on the 15th of Jan. :-) Yay! :-P But first I gotta run in and take some tests for the state. (*gag motion*) Sucks.

anyway :-)

Catch you later.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-01-02 03:08 (UTC) (Link)
A sweet freedom, coveted by many, tasted by so few.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-01-02 14:29 (UTC) (Link)
You two are so cute together! ♥

And Happy New Year. :)
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-01-02 14:51 (UTC) (Link)
He's dead sexy.
Codekitten
codekitten at 2008-01-02 14:59 (UTC) (Link)
Happy New Year to you! Rock it!
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-01-02 15:02 (UTC) (Link)
And you as well ma'am - watch out, here we come!
Renegade
leonardii at 2008-01-02 17:31 (UTC) (Link)
Happy New Year!

You'll always be beautiful. Lena thought you were quite the handsome man! I think I've said this before... but you know me - I'm absentminded. But I'm sure it doesn't hurt your feelings if I did say it before. :)

The skinhead robot avatar is um, scary. And a little sickly looking. Please, you have thousands of them - delete this one. Or at least - give me a good reason for its use.

Otherwise - thanks again for the awesome party. I think it truly will be discussed for another decade! :) Next one - my house! We'll see if it can be at least somewhat of a good facsimile - in its own unique way. But that will be all in good time. I hope it won't take another decade - but perhaps my graduation party from the university. When I graduate - I'm buying a sailboat, so during the party... we can all go for rides out on the lake!

I don't think you have ADD. I just think you are an extreme master of multi-tasking. I've never met anybody like you who can squeeze in accomplishing the most events into a single day. You'd make Henry Ford very happy. Perhaps you are even the next McNamara!

Just remember - "Work to live, not live to work" and you'll be fine.

See how much you enjoyed some time off. Do it more often. It's good for the heart - and soul.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-01-02 17:50 (UTC) (Link)
The skinhead robot avatar is um, scary. And a little sickly looking. Please, you have thousands of them - delete this one. Or at least - give me a good reason for its use.

It displays no emotion.
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