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Technomancer and troubleshooter by trade. Programmer by choice. Creator of Deviant Paradigm, somewhat by accident.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Not the Greatest Weekend
Well, I'm back at my home away from home. This has not been the most relaxing of breaks. I mean, I'm used to all the professors deciding that "break" translates to "more time to do homework." I'm not happy about being buried under a pile of it, but I'm at least used to it. No, that's not what made this break irritating and disappointing. What did that was the little things. I couldn't get my hair highlighted (which I was going to try out and see what it looked like... Maybe I can get it done this weekend at the mall or something), and we (my friends and I) couldn't get any time scheduled at the shooting range that we'd be able attend. So we'll have to find some other night to go out there. That's really annoying because I've been trying to head out there for weeks. I'm a bit (understatement) of a Colt 1911 fan and I want to actually handle one.
Oh, and then there's the big thing. My car has been making this stacatto ticking sound. Now it has been diagnosed as a "low engine knock." This means that a rod is quite possibly going out. So rather than have the car explode on me while I'm driving the 45 minutes each way to and from work down the Interstate, I'm borrowing my brother's car this week in hopes that mine can be fixed. When my choices are "fix it now at significant expense", "trade it in at even more significant expense when you don't have any time to do car shopping", and "wait until it explodes, then get it hauled to a dealer and have them fix it at possibly more significant expense," I'm kind of in a bad situation. With any luck I'll have it back this weekend. At least I'd better. My brother needs his car back on Monday.
Sometimes my life feels like this (don't worry, this tongue-in-cheek is as whiney as I get. If this turns into an emo livejournal, you all have permission to put me out of my, and your, misery. If it comes to that, please do it with excessive violence.):
"Welcome back to Hell, sir. I hope you enjoyed your brief vacation."
"Oh, immensely, Iblis. So, what sort of tortures do you rounded up for me today?"