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January 17, 2006


Rob @ 6:43 AM

Did manage to see Calamine Sunday night. They were awesome. Julie Stepanek really has an amazing voice, even in person, and even when the sound equipment is being temperamental. After that I hung around in the City for a bit, taking random trains, walking random blocks through random snow, just enjoying the place before catching a late train home.

No matter how many times I visit New York City, who if anyone I'm with, or how mundane the purpose of my trip, I can't ever shake the feeling it gives me. I always feel like I belong there. Not in any social or cultural sense, mind.. it just feels intangibly right for me to be there. For most of my life I've lived an hour away from the place, I've visited often (nearly weekly on average I'd guess, rarely less than monthly) for various fun and boring reasons nearly half my life, by rights it should be mundane. When everyone else on the train is taking vague interest in a newspaper, talking to one another, using a phone, sleeping, or whatever, I still can't look anywhere but out the window as I approach, and it feels like putting on the most comfortable, broken-in pair of old shoes imaginable.

I wouldn't be surprised to live out there someday. It's insanely expensive of course, but as the dangerous housing bubble here on Long Island is stretched to new levels of insanity every day that becomes less and less of an argument.

Speaking of travel, I had to say goodbye once again to Grey, who is heading back to Canada for a few months. Can't say I blame her at all, but it does suck to know that it'll be a long time before I see my best friend again.

A few weeks really isn't much to go by, but as I see it this year, aided by the last few months of '05, is really forcing some major changes. Nothing unwelcome, but lots of thngs I've been putting off dealing with for a while. Apologies if I don't seem as social or available as I usually do (whatever that means,) rather a lot is getting thrown my way these days.

Found via Kate Orman - Here is the transript of Bill O'Reilly being 0wned by David Letterman, who responds to him on the fabricated "Silent Night" and red & green controversies and pretty much calls him out, describing 60% of what he says as "crap."

I did find it endlessly amusing that O'Reilly attempted to portray how "under attack" traditional and religious holiday greetings were by claiming to have had a nice "Winter Solstice," given that Winter Solstice is precisely what people like me celebrate traditionally and religiously. I wonder if I can get a sound clip or video of O'Reilly's special Pagan holiday greeting to use in an electronic card next Winter...

January 13, 2006

Interactive blog.

Rob @ 11:53 PM

Bored? Listless? Out of ham? Here's a survey for you to kill some time with. Posting your answers here in the dotnet blog is recommended so they don't get eaten when feed mirrors expire.

Yoinked from the mighty Wolfgame.

1. name:
2. birthday:
3. place of residence:
4. what makes you happy:
5. what are you listening to now/have listened to last:
6. do you read my blog:
7. if you do, what is particularly good/bad about it:
8. an interesting fact about you:
9. are you in love/have a crush at the moment:
10. favorite place to be:
11. favorite lyric:
12. best time of the year:

1. a film:
2. a book:
3. a band, a song and an album:

1. one thing you like about me:
2. two things you like about yourself:
3. put this in your blog so i can tell you what i think of you.


Rob @ 11:51 PM

I've been doing much better today, but may stay in tomorrow to be on the safe side. As far as Fridays the 13th go, this has been a quiet one.

Theraflu tastes of dish soap and ammonia.

To all my pals at Shmoocon, up yours you spendy gits have a great time!

January 12, 2006


Rob @ 6:55 PM

Am sick with something massively awful, feels like flu.

Felt fine last night when I fell asleep listening to this, only to have fuckoff horrible Dalek nightmares. I almost never get nnghtmares unless I'm sick. And I woke up and i had the flu feeling which was still sticking bits of nightmare in my brain, so I was completely wonky for like an hour and couldnt get out of bed. Called out of work, and it was really hard to not mention daleks to my boss' voicemail. Yay self control even under hallucinations. Tried to get back to sleep. Had more damn nightmares.

Slept fitfully most of the day. Took temperature at 100.3F. My sisters showed up and gave me canned peaches, and the cats tried their best to make me not dead. Feel like I have to throw up but cnat.

Head cleared a bit, listened to the rest of the Dr who audio to let my mind wander. Head cleared a bit more, made this from something I think Grey said last night.

Then the csreen started vibrating or maybe it was my head. Tried to read LJ friends and the words wouldn't stay still. Sorry peoples. Am typing this now without looking at screen,. hope it's ok.

Last night I felt fine, saw "Casanova" movie with Grey and Renderman. It didn';t suck. They went away to go the schmoocon today I think./

If I'm still sick Saturday I miss full moon with the coven. If I'm still sick sunday, I miss the Calamine concert. not to mention I cant afford to take time off work just now.

Need to get better My head needs to shut up please.

January 9, 2006

Stick with it, it rocks…

Rob @ 10:54 PM

Gamer Song! Heaven knows I've been on both ends of this one, sometimes with the same person. (Linked via Lilibat)

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