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It's a Good Day to Die

Posted on 2005.08.31 at 10:30
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My car rides like a tracked vehicle. I loaded it yesterday for my trip to St. Louis. 4 computers, 3 monitors, 25 technical books, clothes, a suit, 35 ties, and two desks full of junk. It's awkward changing lanes since I always look over my shoulder when I'm signaling (yes, that's what those rear windows are for, not so your passengers can see the pretty view) and both side-rear windows are blocked. I have about 4 inches of sight out of the back glass. The A/C works a lot better. There's not as much space which needs to be cooled. Look how low the rear end is sitting! This would have turned out a lot differently if I drove an SUV or somesuch.



FAX is not an acronym. It's an abbreviation.

I'm going to Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary. Apparently, you're not allowed to bring personal computer equipment onto the Federal Center, because if they stop you, and you don't have a property pass, you go to prison. Reference description of my car above.

I may have broken my little toe this morning. I haven't started falling like Tony when he drinks yet, however.

EricHowton: I saw a very nice French wine at Sams that caught my attention. a 500ml maybe bottle for $23. Sure wanted to try it.
SomeBritInMass: Was it a desert wine?
EricHowton: That was the impression I got.
SomeBritInMass: Sauterns?
EricHowton: Now just hold on a minute here!
EricHowton: How the fsck did you know that?
EricHowton: Yes, I believe that was the name I saw on the bottle.
EricHowton: You're amazing.
SomeBritInMass: Eric, I have had a long and amazing apprenticship when it comes to booze!

Phone calls with ProfessorTom pattern an everyplot plot sequence:

He calls after nine,
He's feeling just fine.
He laughs, he cries,
He diatribes.
He listens, he talks,
He talks and talks and talks.
We share, he cares,
He talks to me in his underwear.
I work on my computer RAID,
During the lenghty part of his tirade.
I tell him he can
He tells me he can't
My reply is concise
His is a rant.
When he starts on his woes
He get very verbose
I begin to get terse
But that only makes it worse.
He starts to yell
I voice my farewell
He winds down his campaign
I respond, "Auf Wiedersehen!"


I’d rather be whistling in the dark.

David & Wendy took me out the the Japanese Steak House last night. I was hesitant, but it was fantastic! David from work and his family were also in attendance. What a nice night that turned out to be. I was in bed by 0100, but don't know that I slept much prior to 0500. Then I slept great, but didn't awake until 0930. I love the flex hours I've provided myself at work.

Ich bin Berliner.

I am a jellyroll.

Poll: How many of you have actually eaten a Berliner? I did, in Weisbaden. But it doesn't hold a candle to the soft pretzels which fall tenderly from the kiosk onto a bed of course ground salt.

GirlInWA: I almost went to Germany for a summer during my senior year of high school.
EricHowton: Yes, I saw EuroTrip. The movie was much different than being over there as part of an occupational force combatting communinsm.
GirlInWA: What exactly were you doing over there?
EricHowton: Combatting communism.

Upgraded Gallery to Release Candidate 2, codenamed, KTHXBYE

Comments:


drax0r
drax0r at 2005-08-31 20:43 (UTC) (Link)
I regret not having spent more time exploring the extensive knowledge of booze with SomeBritinMass.

I had a Berliner at the Bavarian place in McK just a few weeks before they closed down. Damn shame that is. Second best Schnitzel ever.

Also, despite the nasty rumors you've tried to spread in the past, It is very rare that I fall when I'm drunk. Most of my falling activities occur when I'm stone cold sober. And you must admit that I generally make nice recoveries that end with a flourish!
ehowton
ehowton at 2005-08-31 20:45 (UTC) (Link)
You do everything with flourish dude.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-08-31 21:13 (UTC) (Link)
love the poem. It is very accurate.

I hate to ask if GirlInWA is who I think it is. Sounds like this blonde I know. Just say yes or no.

SomeBritInMass sounds like the defninitve chick to take with you to the bar.
ehowton
ehowton at 2005-08-31 21:19 (UTC) (Link)
Yes.

SomeBritInMass reads all your posts on my own blog, and on yours in xanga. He'd rip your throat out. He's a mutal friend of Tony and I who we met when we were in Massachusettes.
ehowton
ehowton at 2005-08-31 21:20 (UTC) (Link)
Just friggin' upload an icon in lj already!
ehowton
ehowton at 2005-08-31 22:07 (UTC) (Link)
I absolutely LOVE the icon. Thanks dude. You rox0r.
ehowton
ehowton at 2005-08-31 22:14 (UTC) (Link)
I have insider information concerning his lj icon.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-08-31 22:17 (UTC) (Link)
no problem
missamy84 at 2005-09-01 01:00 (UTC) (Link)
Dang! I should've been watching your blog too. Make mention of me and not let me in on it. How rude.

I had a perfectly legitimate reason for asking what exactly you were doing in Germany. At least, it was perfectly legitimate in my mind at the time. "Combatting communism" is a vague answer.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-09-01 01:57 (UTC) (Link)
I'll help you with the big words Amy.

Combatting means killing. Communisim is the global God.

Eric was killing the global God.

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drax0r
drax0r at 2005-09-01 02:13 (UTC) (Link)
You never know where the party will be. You must remain alert and vigilant to monitor mentions of you throughout the day and night.
ehowton
ehowton at 2005-09-01 02:31 (UTC) (Link)
I was Air Force intelligence for 7 years, helping to provide the blanket of freedom you sleep so well under ;)
ehowton
ehowton at 2005-09-01 20:12 (UTC) (Link)
I apologize if this sounds presumptuous, but if I could suggest adding me to your 'friends' list, then you would be immediately notified via the 'Friends' link on your own lj page. It makes the world a better place. Anyway, you'd be less likely to be caught unawares. Especially seeing how it's much less likely that we'll NOT mention you on this blog until such a time you make your presence known, negating any illusion of rudeness in the future. I appreciate your candor in the matter.
drax0r
drax0r at 2005-09-01 03:32 (UTC) (Link)
You're talking to the right crowd. More information please.
ehowton
ehowton at 2005-09-01 15:14 (UTC) (Link)
Can we port scan her?
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