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I've been waiting for you

Posted on 2008.04.05 at 14:18
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Newman - Galaxy Quest

FURNISHINGS
Sometime soon, I'm going to remove everything from my home office, attach my glass monitor stand to the desk (now that I don't have a 75lb. 22" CRT), move the rack, kick my wife out, get a phone jack installed, and recreate this haven in my own image. I'm giving myself six months to complete this activity.

HOME AUDIO
Also - if anyone has an old, outdated, 14" LCD monitor they were thinking of throwing away, I'll pay you to ship it here. I'm going to re-create the garage's sound system as we had it for the December party in preparation for any future parties we may have. Yes, this will ultimately benefit you so ask your friends. Thanks. I'm giving myself six months for this activity as well. Also, drax0r, I may require your amp on a more...permanent basis. That is, until you're ready for it, if you don't mind. You can have it back after about six months.

FOOD
Returned from the grocery store with the following for my next week:

  • mustard greens

  • collard greens

  • turnip greens

  • kale

  • spinach

  • some other greens

  • beets


BEETS?
Yes beets. I didn't know you could juice beets. The lady stocking the produce told me. I came home and looked it up, wanting to know if there were any part of the beet you weren't supposed to juice (I was eying the beet's greens) and thankfully found this *prior* to my first experiment:

Never drink beet juice by itself. Beet juice should always be mixed with other vegetables and/or apple juice. Pure beet juice (from the bulb or greens) can temporarily paralyze your vocal chords, make you break out in hives, increase your heart rate, cause chills or a fever.

Good googley-moogley! Yes I was going to mix it, but I was planning on using an entire beet. This article explained that only about 1/4 of the beet should be used. If I keep this up, I won't need Monster and I'll have shed these pounds since my Tex-Mex arrival in about six months.

ALCOHOL
Last night we visited AFW&S last night and stocked up on some alcohol. Tequila and liqueurs for the spousal unit and a daily Scotch for me. I certainly won't drink the Macallan 18 nor the Glenmorangie 15 outside a special occasion, so I need a low-priced scotch to fill that need. My wife won't let me drink her Isle of Jura (nod to lehah ) and I didn't want to pay the price for either of my old standbys Dalmore Cigar Malt or Glenfiddich 12 so I ended up with a Bowmore Legend, a 'budget single-malt' Scotch. The last time I had a Bowmore was their now-defunct "Darkest." This $23 bottle of Scotch is the best of the sub-$35's I've ever had. An island Scotch with enough peat to keep me happy, and enough to last me about six months.

MONSTER
Failed to drink my daily Monster today - though I did start out with a nutrient-heavy 'juice' this morning. That being said, I'm trying to stay half-buzzed all day long through careful use of Bitburger.

Wish me luck.



There is a building. Inside this building there is a level where no elevator can go, and no stair can reach. This level is filled with doors. These doors lead to many places. Hidden places. But one door is special. One door leads to the source.


Comments:


Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-04-05 19:25 (UTC) (Link)
Icon!
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-04-05 19:37 (UTC) (Link)
drax0r
drax0r at 2008-04-05 19:36 (UTC) (Link)

No problem on the amp. I don't have any speakers anyway.

Also, I've got a monitor that'll be suitable for your purposes.

Today might be a good day for you to try that Monster + beer as has been recommended.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-04-05 19:38 (UTC) (Link)
No problem on the amp. I don't have any speakers anyway.
And I have speakers and no amp. We suck. Thanks dude.

Also, I've got a monitor that'll be suitable for your purposes.
I thought you were using that busted-assed 14" LCD?

Today might be a good day for you to try that Monster + beer as has been recommended.
Well damn dude. That sounds like a GREAT idea!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-04-05 19:45 (UTC) (Link)
f anyone has an old, outdated, 14" LCD monitor they were thinking of throwing away, I'll pay you to ship it here.
I have a 15" CRT but it's currently hooked up to my Debian box (despite the fact I've set up SSH, you never know when I'm going to fux0r something up) and was planning on using it on the SPARC box I was promised back in 2005.

kick my wife out
Why are you kicking your wife out of your office? I thought that you enjoyed sitting next to each other blogging.

get a phone jack installed
What caused you to change your tune on this? I distinctly remember you not wanting a phone jack and it causing you more headaches then I cause melancthe.

beets
I will now endeavor to never eat beets.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-04-05 19:58 (UTC) (Link)
I have a 15" CRT but it's currently hooked up to my Debian box (despite the fact I've set up SSH, you never know when I'm going to fux0r something up) and was planning on using it on the SPARC box I was promised back in 2005.
FAIL

Why are you kicking your wife out of your office?
She encroaches on my territory with every passing day.

I thought that you enjoyed sitting next to each other blogging.
We do. But when she's not, I sit her adajcent her mess on my my desk. Time for her to learn how to fly.

What caused you to change your tune on this?
That has always been the plan - to not have a 100' ethernet cable snaked across the living room floor into the office. Why would I make that horrific stop-gap measure my plan? I have a nice house. People come to visit. I'm not some single schlep in an apartment where that's a perfectly viable solution.

I distinctly remember you not wanting a phone jack...
No where on that link was that ever stated, or implied. See above.

I will now endeavor to never eat beets.
Fine by me, dough-boy.
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Me
photogoot at 2008-04-05 19:57 (UTC) (Link)
Are you the gate keeper?
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-04-05 20:01 (UTC) (Link)
When someone asks you if you're a god, you say yes!
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-04-05 20:21 (UTC) (Link)
More to the point, are you the keymaster?

*fluffs hair*
galinda822 at 2008-04-05 23:04 (UTC) (Link)
Is the 6 months concurrent? :)

ehowton
ehowton at 2008-04-05 23:22 (UTC) (Link)
Time is such a funny thing. I try to give it a wide berth.
hiro_antagonist at 2008-04-06 12:21 (UTC) (Link)
Had some Talisker 10 tonight. Tasty stuff. Apparently it isn't inexpensive though :(

Maybe I'll see if I can find the stuff you mentioned.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-04-06 13:49 (UTC) (Link)
I've heard of Talisker, never tried it. Thanks for the tip.
Codekitten
codekitten at 2008-04-08 15:31 (UTC) (Link)
i don't know why you are on this run but keep the posts with SW pics coming!
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-04-08 16:19 (UTC) (Link)
I'm always open for suggestions! How's mama doing???
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