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Ferris Bueller

My First Reality Show

Posted on 2006.08.28 at 16:41
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I eschew reality shows.
For lots of reasons I won't get into here.
My wife watches HGTV.
A lot.
HGTV has a new reality show: DesignStar.
If I want to spend time with my wife,
I have to watch HGTV.
Yesterday was one of those days.
I got sucked into DesignStar.
It wasn't bad.
Also, one of my users came in today.
He was praising Sci-Fi's new reality show.
He normally steers clear of reality shows.
Probably for the same reasons I do.
He caught Who Wants to be a Superhero?
Apparently it was pretty good.

Friday night was Movie Night. We watched Rounders. galinda822 left, I got the kids down, piddled around online a little, and went to bed. Then the power went out. I was able to finally fall asleep sometime between midnight and 0200. At 0230, my phone rings. My wife wakes me up, "Your phone is ringing."
"Leave me alone." I tell her, and go back to sleep. The phone rings again. "Your phone is ringing." she says, as she wakes me up again. I repeat myself, "Leave me alone." Thankfully, the caller left a message the second time. My message alert is loud and annoying. I think about what's going on. Someone is trying to reach me in the middle of the night. That means there's a problem somewhere. I listen to the voice message. Work had lost power too, and all but one server had come up. I call the monitoring center and ask them to contact the 'oncall' guy. They couldn't reach him. I give them a secondary number to reach him. That number rolls back over to the monitoring center. I get out of bed and sign on to Sametime. The guy who needs the server powered on and I chat. I tell him I'm "On my way." In reality, I sit, trance-like in front of my computer for half an hour trying to wake up. Finally, I get dressed and drive in. It's a Sun box. I power it on. By this time, I'm starving. Nothing is open except Del Taco, a dive of a joint. I buy the largest, beefiest burrito they have and eat it on my way home. I have a scooby-snack. I'm wide awake now. I chat with crowy until 0500 before finally going back to bed. I sleep until after 1100. My entire weekend is in limbo because of this sleep schedule. All I want to do is die.

Shrek: Ogres are like onions.
Donkey: They stink?
Shrek: Yes. No.
Donkey: Oh, they make you cry.
Shrek: No.
Donkey: Oh, you leave em out in the sun, they get all brown, start sproutin' little white hairs.
Shrek: NO. Layers. Onions have layers. Ogres have layers. Onions have layers. You get it? We both have layers.
Donkey: Oh, you both have layers. Oh. You know, not everybody like onions. Everybody likes cake though. Cakes have layers. Maybe you should be like cake?


Penguin Puppetmaster
oxy_irony at 2006-08-29 02:13 (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I like Who Wants to be a Superhero. I've been watching it since the first episode (I saw it while flipping through channels, and I thought it looked interesting, so I stopped and watched it), and although I missed this week's episode, I usually see them all. It's really funny for me, since I usually detest reality TV.
ehowton at 2006-08-29 14:27 (UTC) (Link)
It sounded funny...of course that could be because the guy who was telling me about was laughing so hard I could hardly understand him!
Penguin Puppetmaster
oxy_irony at 2006-08-29 18:33 (UTC) (Link)
Well, it is! It's also very corny, though...
galinda822 at 2006-08-29 13:15 (UTC) (Link)
Remind me to compile a listing of all 24 hr. food joints around the offices for you! In case of another emergency!!!!!
ehowton at 2006-08-29 14:28 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! That would be awesome - just please leave Whitey's *off* the list!

Four whole fried chickens, and a Coke.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-08-29 21:22 (UTC) (Link)
I've had a less then desirable sleep schedule here lately.
ehowton at 2006-08-29 21:22 (UTC) (Link)
You've been working a lot more hours than me as well.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-08-29 21:26 (UTC) (Link)
From what I understand from your blog, you've been working 70+ hour weeks.
ehowton at 2006-08-29 21:27 (UTC) (Link)
No, just...odd hours.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-08-29 21:29 (UTC) (Link)
oh. How many hours would you say you've been putting in lately?
ehowton at 2006-08-29 21:36 (UTC) (Link)
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-08-29 21:40 (UTC) (Link)
so you see, I haven't been putting in more hours then you at work, unless you count school in there as well. I'd post from class, but alas I have no laptop and no wi-fi connection on said non-existant laptop
ehowton at 2006-08-29 21:55 (UTC) (Link)
And if xanga accepted voice posts, you'd be set! Too bad xanga sucks. You really do need to take the plunge. I'd even turn over http://professortom.livejournal.com to you!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-08-29 21:57 (UTC) (Link)

but the question is, who would listen to my hour long monlouges. And if I were going to talk that long and it be publically available, I would much rather upload an mp3 that I've recorded via an EV-RE 20.
ehowton at 2006-08-29 21:59 (UTC) (Link)
No one would listen to you drone on for an hour. But if you made short voice posts in between short typed posts, YOU WOULD NEVER NEED TO DRONE ON THAT LONG TO BEGIN WITH!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-08-29 22:02 (UTC) (Link)
If I had more money, more hours in the day, women who could please me without my having to instruct them, ins with A-list producers and actors, life would be grand and I could make an infinite number of small posts and voicepost via my own server farm. But life is not fair, ergo...
ehowton at 2006-08-29 22:22 (UTC) (Link)
One of those two scenarios is actually obtainable. I'll leave it to your imagination as to which.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-08-29 21:23 (UTC) (Link)
who's in the avatar this time? Is that McCully Culkin?
ehowton at 2006-08-29 21:28 (UTC) (Link)
No. It was a movie before your time. His name is Bueller. Ferris Bueller.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-08-29 21:29 (UTC) (Link)
oh. That.
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