April 12th, 2002


6am posting!

Heh, wonder what icon will come up for "ponderous", if any. Thank
you Someone for that one. :)

Been a busy night here at pair, one server went down, someone else's
databases are acting weird; spent much of the night futzing with
the both of them trying to get them back into working condition.
The downed server is back up with the customer happy that it seems
to have survived the drive swap (manual!) flawlessly. The databases
guy went to sleep when I had to ask him questions about what's
wrong, so I can't really do much more for him.

After all that stress has died down, I'm getting angsty about
relationships, or lack thereof, in my life again. I'm sure this
is just another passing phase, though... I'll feel better after a
bit of sleep. It's amazing what you can overcome with sleep and

Looking very much forward to getting out into the middle of nowhere
with Ray, Sarah, and Alex, though. Yay NO PEOPLE! Yay just sitting
around a fire and drinking booze!

OH YAH! I'll be able to drink!!! I didn't think of that until
now, woooooooOOOOooooooOOOooo, no driving, can drink!!!!!!

Ok, so it's only been two weeks since I last drank at all, and
three since I last got drunk; but honestly, kicking back and drinking
around a fire sounds just soooo yummy. whee!

And then I return to VNV NATION AND HAUJOBB PLAYING! Ok, yes,
these are more cheesy technoindustrial/ebm bands, but having seen
them before, they're just such wonderfully energetic shows that
I'm really looking forward to it.

And one last word of hope for my friend Roni. I doubt she'll read
this, but she's going through rough times right now, and I really
wish I were still in the same city with her so I could be there for
her in more than a virtual sense. :(

Ok, spam out, y0.
  • Current Music
    Cat Stevens - Changes IV

fixed the pics.

Ok, got sick of my pictures looking blocky where they shouldn't
be. I still don't like my "gothgwen" pic as much as the others,
but at least they're not blocky now.

And, it's home time where I'll unload the car, then take it to
the shop. NO SLEEP!

  • Current Music
    Xorcist - The Iron Helix


So, after talking to the auto mechanics, doesn't look like the
engine's gonna get fixed today. Or anytime in the very near future,
unless it totally dies and requires it. And it's going to be a
lot more than originally quoted. This means no Explorer going to
Nick Cave. This presents a large problem. I guess I'll figure
something out (mabbe rent a car or something)... but it's pretty

And I made the mistake of asking mom to pick me up from the mechanics
since I was on the other side of town from home and figured I could
wait for the car to be done at her place and get sleep. Without
asking, we stopped for her breakfast, and she's been NON STOP
TALKING for the past two hours. I mean, I'm STARING INTO SPACE
TIRED and she's blathering on and on and on and on. And it wouldn't
be so bad if it were even about meaningless shit, but she has this
long list of details of all the faults of all of her friends (this
list never varies, btw) that she continually has to expound upon.
I really hate the negativity. I really really really really really
hope I'm never like that. :(


Ok, gonna go try to sleep despite her continual mumblings just doing
stuff around the house.

I really hope I wake up to some good news about the car in 5 hours.
  • Current Music
    mom's continual jibberings


So....... my car is OK!!!!!!

I got the brakes fixed today, and it'll need to get the grate in
the front and the rear taillight fixed to pass inspection, but
those are minor. The mechanic took a gander at the engine and was
like, "it's running smoothly, you have nothing to worry about it.
Drive it!"


So, the $1000 I had budgetted for fixing the car will end up being
over twice what I needed... happy happy happy...

and this means I CAN GET MY BIKES FIXED!!! (No, not motor, sorry
to some of my friends.) I figure I'll be in the neighborhood next
week anyway, so I'll just pop on the back bike rack (I have one
for up top too for mabbe an Ohiopyle trip later this summer) and
take both in to the bike shop and finally get the brakes on both
(and a lot more than that on the road bike) in good working order.
Kinda important when you live on a large hill. :)


Ok, happygwen is gonna wander off and get directions to the campsite
to Sarah, and her car packed for tomorrow now. Woot!!!!
  • Current Music
    none, sound card still not configured