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I aim to misbehave

Posted on 2006.05.11 at 08:29
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Xanga will be down today from 7 am - 2 pm EST, as we move our servers to a new network facility (we ran out of room in our old one). We're loading a few hundred servers onto a truck, driving them across the Hudson River, and reassembling them in New Jersey. We'll get the site up and running again as soon as we can!

Thanks for your patience,
The Xanga Team

Bought a 5-pack roll +1 (2x3-can special pricing) of Grizzly this morning at QT. Hand him my card, he swipes it and asks, "Credit or debit?" I give him my standard answer, "Your preference." As I've noticed different proprietors prefer using one or the other based upon either certain charges associated with one or the ease of the other. With a line of people behind me, all in a hurry to get to work, he loudly exclaims, "It's your money, man! Your money! You decide!" Nice. Let me see if I can translate my answer here, for you, the common man who works at QT and possibly reads random lj entries: "I DON'T GIVE A RATS ASS HOW YOU DEBIT MY CHECKING ACCOUNT."

Grilled salmon in the rain yesterday when I got home. It was perfect. Friday night is our order-out night, and the day I get to bring home a brand-spanking new case of Pilzner Urquell! I love that beer, you know. To me, there is no more perfect beer on the planet. So cold, so fresh, so damn tasty! But of course that's all the wife will drink as well, which is always a double-edged sword. On one hand, I think she's awesome because of it, and we only ever have one type of beer in the fridge. On the other of course, She's drinking my beer! And Friday night is the one night a week we turn on the television. We've got catching up to do on The Sopranos.

I only post on lj, however, not everyone is as singularly minded as I am, they jump around - post everywhere! Have you ever tried to follow a thread on xanga? Following a conversation is a nightmare. And as drax0r heh, heh, pointed out all responses are posted on the corresponding person's page? wtf? My point is, in order to effectively post (or sometimes to post at all) an account is required. I regret to admit to the following:

Carla took off work Thursday, Friday & Monday. As she was leaving the office she exclaimed, "SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY!" I was mortified! To her credit, she was unfamilier with the euphemism.


drax0r at 2006-05-11 19:18 (UTC) (Link)
Wow. I didn't know that you were such a blog whore. I mean, yeah, I knew about teh Xanga thing, but spaces?! 360? omg dude.

See you next Tuesday!
ehowton at 2006-05-11 22:12 (UTC) (Link)
Were you actually visit those links, you'll notice that 'whoredom' is limited to propogating my lj address.
drax0r at 2006-05-12 05:19 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I just wanted an excuse to call you a whore.
ehowton at 2006-05-13 04:35 (UTC) (Link)
Of course.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-05-11 19:31 (UTC) (Link)
I regret to admit to the following:
I'd regret admitting 2 and 3 personally. The only thing I'd regret about 1 is not having posted more. Regardless of preferences, MSN, Yahoo and MySpace all suck ass. The offer nothing to the user except clutter. Xanga, LJ, and Blogger offer programmatic control.

"Your preference."
Some people just don't get it. If I remember correctly, it is cheaper for the store to run the transaction as a debit card vs. a credit card.

Grilled salmon in the rain yesterday when I got home.
Sounds like fun. Wish I could have been there.

To her credit, she was unfamilier with the euphemism.
Good for her! See, there are good, un-perverted people in this world.

ehowton at 2006-05-11 22:20 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for that well-thought-out and verbose (for you) reply. As far as 'not posting more' on the xanga site, why on earth would I do that? What would I post about there? My other life? I could copy & paste my lj posts, but again, what's the point? I don't have the cycles to propagate a thread across the span of multiple user accounts. It's just tacky. And I'm surprised you don't like the MSN blog. It's functionality notwithstanding, I found it one of the more polished interfaces. Yes, had you been at dinner last night, fun most certainly would have ensued. Especially since galinda822 was there. Add drax0r and we've got a party! At least I spelled 'euphemism' properly!
galinda822 at 2006-05-12 01:26 (UTC) (Link)
You SOMETIMES have a different beer in your fridge!!!!
Variety is the spice of life!!!!!!!
ehowton at 2006-05-12 01:55 (UTC) (Link)
Not these days. I've had more variety of beers than a heavy-drinker twice my age. I'll stick to P.U. from this point forward!
galinda822 at 2006-05-12 02:03 (UTC) (Link)
So....does that mean I can't put my Bud Light in your fridge anymore?
ehowton at 2006-05-12 02:04 (UTC) (Link)
You are always more than welcome to put your Bud Light wherever your heart desires! I'll leave some room for you in the fridge ;)
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-05-12 04:16 (UTC) (Link)
is there a Frudeian slip in there somewhere?
drax0r at 2006-05-12 05:20 (UTC) (Link)
That would imply that it was unintentional.
galinda822 at 2006-05-12 16:09 (UTC) (Link)

Wouldn't you like to know!

So I guess you're not one of the good, un-perverted people in this world?
ehowton at 2006-05-12 16:25 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Wouldn't you like to know!

Stupid Marimba conference call. Got the email notification at 0800 for a 1000 call, hadn't even opened it and they're pinging me online to join! Grrrrr.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-05-12 17:20 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Wouldn't you like to know!

um...have I not made that abundently clear yet?
ehowton at 2006-05-13 04:37 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Wouldn't you like to know!

You haven't forgotten your bi-polar, right?
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2006-05-15 06:53 (UTC) (Link)
I notice that I was not invited the the grilled Salmon party!!

Hey did you know that the Federal Trooper uniforms in Firefly are the same as the ones from your favorite movie STARSHIP TROOPERS.

Your not still afraid of a few bugs, are you???
ehowton at 2006-05-15 16:43 (UTC) (Link)
What an interesting piece of trivia. Thank you for sharing.
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