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September 12, 2003

Friday, September 12, 2003, 6:54 PM

Rob @ 6:54 PM

Eliza5087: can i chat with u
Rob T Firefly: Sure.
Eliza5087: well, as i always say, don't put all your eggs in one basket
Rob T Firefly: I used to know an Eliza way back. Would you happen to be an artificial intelligence as well?
Eliza5087: Can you elaborate on that?
Rob T Firefly: Why do you want me to elaborate on that?
Eliza5087: What makes you think I want you?
Rob T Firefly: What makes you think you think I want you?
Eliza5087: We were discussing you -- not me.
Rob T Firefly: Tell me more about discussing you -- not me.
Eliza5087: Does someone else believe I -- not you?
Rob T Firefly: Why do you think someone else?
Eliza5087: What are your feelings now?
Rob T Firefly: What are your feelings now?
Eliza5087: Do you want my feelings now?
Eliza5087: do you know anyone else who'd want to hear from me? - you know with ## in front like ##MyBestFriendsSN
Rob T Firefly: Do you want me to want your feelings now?
Eliza5087: Really, I want you?
Rob T Firefly: Really, you want me?
Eliza5087: You like to think I want you -- don't you?
Rob T Firefly: You like to think I like to think you want me, don't I?
Eliza5087: Really, I want you?
Rob T Firefly: Ay, no hay que llorar
Eliza5087: Does this make you feel unhappy?
Eliza5087: i think i like you - will you give me a new buddy name for me to contact - marked with ## like: ##ExampleName
Rob T Firefly: You mean, like ##Eliza5087
Eliza5087: That's my name! Do you think I'm stupid? Can't we respect each other?
Rob T Firefly: Why do you think I think you're stupid?
Eliza5087: sometimes i just can't help acting stupid - well you know how that is
Rob T Firefly: Why do you think I know how that is?
Eliza5087: You're not really talking about me -- are you?
Rob T Firefly: Why do you think I think you think I'm not thinking you think I think?
Eliza5087: Oh, I think I think?
Eliza5087: i could like u, if you told me your brother's sn - you know with ## in front like ##BrothersSN
Rob T Firefly: ##ÿ
Eliza5087: Sorry, but "ÿ" contains some invalid characters.
Rob T Firefly: Why do you think ÿ contains some invalid characters?
Eliza5087: Oh, I think ÿ contains some invalid characters?
Eliza5087: i am lonely - i need more buddys - tell me some names - marked with ## like: ##ExampleName
Rob T Firefly: Do you think you need more buddies?
Eliza5087: What are your feelings now?
Eliza5087: please, please tell me someone else's sn - labeled with ##, like this: ##BuddyTheCat
Rob T Firefly: What are your feelings about my feelings tomato?
Eliza5087: Do you want my feelings about my feelings tomato?
Rob T Firefly: Une douzaine de serveurs linux dans les locaux de level3.
Eliza5087: well, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet
Eliza5087: you gotta help. i need more buddy names - labeled with ##, like this: ##BuddyTheCat
Rob T Firefly: Cactus.
Eliza5087: wake up and smell the coffee
Rob T Firefly: A cactus by any other cactus would still cactus as cactus.
Eliza5087: you remind me of my cat
Rob T Firefly: You remind me of my cactus.
Eliza5087: How?
Rob T Firefly: I didn't know you were Native American!
Eliza5087: Oh, I was Native American?
Eliza5087: please, pretty please, give me more buddy names - marked with ## like: ##ExampleName
Rob T Firefly: In a past life.
Rob T Firefly: I'll give it to you then.
Eliza5087: like i always say, time wounds all heals
Eliza5087: Oh, I then?
Rob T Firefly: Or, I could just try to flood you with something like ##qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm
Rob T Firefly: So there.

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Friday, September 12, 2003, 4:23 PM

Rob @ 4:23 PM

Harry Goz,
John Ritter,
Johnny Cash...

Rest in peace.

September 9, 2003

Tuesday, September 9, 2003, 7:48 PM

Rob @ 7:48 PM

Great news for fans of the Upright Citizen's Brigade, from their mailing list...

UCB SEASON 1 DVD WILL BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 4, 2003 Comedy Central has informed us that our season 1 DVD will be released on Nov. 4. Thanks for you support in keeping up the noise to make this happen. Spread the word.

We are going to do a commentary track for four of the episodes. What episodes should we pick? What questions do you have that you'd like us to answer on the commentary track? Send your ideas to

BOOTLEGGER’S BALL Saturday, September 13th @ Midnight $7
Join all 4 members of the UCB as they record the commentary track on their pilot episode and one other episode from the first season of the Upright Citizens Brigade television show. The UCB will field questions from the audience as the commentary goes along. This live commentary will be on the season one DVD which gets released November 4th!

More info on the UCB Theatre here. I just reserved four tickets for that show. Anyone in the area want to meet up?

September 7, 2003

Sunday, September 7, 2003, 4:30 AM

Rob @ 4:30 AM

The 2600 meeting was fun! Alas, I forgot to bring my x-ray. Next month, then.

I gave away most of the remaining batch of print severs I had trashed a few months ago, and some old books and videos. I was mostly able to ignore the pain from my oral surgery that morning, and the Tylenol with codeine prescribed me was doing its job well, for the moment at least...

* On painkillers

I'm on record as not being a recreational drug user of any kind. I don't drink alcohol or smoke, either. And, although I'm prone to migraines and a few allergies, I don't like to use over-the-counter drugs unless it's really unavoidable.

When I had my four back teeth removed, it was damned unavoidable.

Along with some antibiotic, my dentist prescribed me Tylenol 3, which is Tylenol with codeine, a narcotic. If I could have by any means avoided using that stuff, I would have. However, having your jaw stretched down around your ankles while four hard-to-reach molars are torn from your gums (an especially secluded one of which requires excessive slicing and dicing of said gums to remove) hurts. A lot.
And I didn't want to miss all my cool first-Friday stuff in order to spend time writhing in pain on my bed.

Of course, I suffered for my choice anyhow...

I was, for the most part, fine during the meeting. My threshold for pain isn't too shabby, and I used a few meditative techniques to supplement it. Dinner at Empire was fine too, since they make a really good egg drop soup.

At the party at b9punk's, though, the codeine really started to hit me in a bad way. My head started spinning, and I lost most of my sense of balance.

My pals started noticing, as well. Openfly told me I "changed color." Seuss informed me that my pupils looked ready to give birth. So, after I made sure Fina was safe with Sergey, our esteemed hostess b9 generously allowed me to crash on her bed.

I really can't thank her enough for that, as I was in the worst shape I've been in for a long time. I all but collapsed into her comfy bed, and passed out intermittently for the next four or five hours. At times the dizziness, nausea, and all-around horribleness I was experiencing got so bad I had to literally force myself out-of-body until it passed, hoping I wouldn't do anything to mess up b9's bed.

It soon cleared out of my system enough where I could return to the party, which just happened to coincide with when Jen needed to crash in her own bed anyhow. I stopped popping the T3s after that, choosing to just weather the pain. I am now using normal Excedrin, and the remainder of the T3s are now in a deep, dark corner of my house's medicine chest, probably never to be disturbed again.

From what I remember, though, it probably provided the NYC2600 crowd with no end of amusement watching me - the token clean-and-sober guy - fumbling around the place in an undershirt and dilated pupils, whacked out on a prescription drug. I'd be worried about rumors starting, but I think my friends know me too well for that.

I still have no idea why anyone would enjoy the effects of that stuff enough to use it recreationally. Everyone's different, I guess.

Remind me never to get my wisdom teeth removed again.

Another highlight of the evening.... Fina asking Psytek if he regularly enjoyed "being ass-raped by hordes of rabid clowns," and having him agree wholeheartedly. My kingdom for a video camera...

Comment by Murd0c - September 7, 2003 - 9:56 PM
Herr Firefly,
I am sorry about your horrific oral surgery experience, as I have never had the pleasure of having anything horrific done to my teeth at all. (Braces aren't that bad, though.) However dude, I'm gonna have to bring you to an intervention. I'm worried about your codeine use, man.

Comment by Gonzo - September 8, 2003 - 9:21 PM
If you were in so much pain, you should have let me know. I could've hooked you up with some good shit, and you wouldn't have gotten so sick from it. Addicted, maybe, but certainly not sick.

Reply - September 9, 2003 - 7:58 PM
Heh! Thanks for the pleasantly diverse but still appreciated sentiments, guys.

September 5, 2003

Friday, September 5, 2003, 2:14 PM

Rob @ 2:14 PM

I just had my wisdom teeth pulled. I now have odd urges to take up bungee jumping, play in traffic, and vote Republican.

They took this neat panoramic x-ray of my lower face, and I harassed them for a copy. I can't get it to scan or photocopy properly, or I'd post it here. I'll show it off at 2600 today, and maybe the Kinko's there can do something with it. Heh, perhaps I should make a pile of copies and sign autographs or something.

At any rate, I now have another huge bill, one that is going to take me a year or two to pay off. Ah, the frontier life of the uninsured...

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