07/24/2006: "Aeris' Theme"
One last time we'll do this.
The other day I felt like spending some time with my sister, and so we watched both of the Spider-Man films in a row. It was sort of a weird choice of film, but we had fun anyway. The next day though, I paid for my movie selection. That day at work a huge daddy-long-legs type thing was crawling all over the walls! Gross! I just left him there. Probably not the right thing, but whatever. Later on that night I was just sitting at my computer and all of a sudden this spider goes all crawling up my wall! The nerve!! I was gonna kill him too, but he got away.
Come to think of it now... he never turned up. Eh. *nervous glance around*
So that was just sort of a weird coincidence.
I was eating my lunch at Mr. Goodcents by work the other day, and I was not happy. The previous time I'd been in there I had sat and eaten and read my book, all Joe-Raach-Like. I was quite content. On the day in question I was simply trying to read the paper, but I couldn't, because of this old man. He was sitting there in his fancy suit, with his fancy cell phone, blabbing at disgustingly audible levels. For one reason or another he felt as if the entire Mr. Goodcents community needed to know what an awful liver he had. Thanks for sharing, bub.
And so that's how my entire lunch was. He talked for the entire 20 minutes I was in there. Finally I just wrapped up my food and got up to leave, I was so annoyed. Before I left, I went to go refill my drink. On my way there, the old man hung up his cell phone. On my way back, he had the guile to as me "What time is it?!" As if he had somewhere to be...
"Time for you to get a new liver," is what I wanted to say.
"Three 'til two," is what I actually said.
But seriously. I'd been throwing this guy nasty looks for the duration of my meal, and he asks me the time of day! When, in actuality, he could have found that out by LOOKING AT HIS STUPID CELLPHONE! Gaaah!
Recently, in addition to replacing old men's livers with cellular telephones, I've been replacing the outdated portions of my computer. As well as rebuilding my parents' and sister's. That's actually what's taken up the bulk of my July. I had to replace the case of my mom and dad's machine. Meaning take everything out and stick it into a smaller box. Finding the box was hard, the actual procedure was easy. I also had to give Erin a new hard drive and install Windows XP on both machines. This will be the first week since the last post that I haven't gone to MicroCenter/CompUSA/B.E.TEK more than three times a week.
I got my own little perks out of this though. Most importantly a new processor that pushes my motherboard's capabilities to the limit; for once I'm near the cutting edge. Just as well though, I got a DVD-R/RW drive too! It'll be good for backups, but I'm really excited that I can watch movies on my computer. I put in WarGames just to test it... and watched WarGames. This does not bode well. I'm far too easily distracted. I also got a new fancy-pants monitor. The aspect ratio is 1.6:1, aka Widescreen. I put Spider-Man 2 in to test it, and ended up singing along to the credits song. Stupid goddamn Dashboard Confessional.
Speaking of Emo music: How the hell do they find me, seriously. Somewhere on this site I have a scan of a BestBuy ad that lists a definition of 'emo'. It's a really stuffy way of defining a really bitchy genre, so I put it up because I thought it was funny. Ha ha. Laugh laugh. Thanks to my little joke (which I doubt anyone noticed/and/or appreciated) I've gotten 1050 hits on my webserver from "http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm" alone. Just in July! People are putting that stupid Emo picture on their profiles! Even after I changed the location once to STOP them from doing that! Grah! So mad! Of ALL the things I put on here, the stupid emo thing generates the biggest traffic.
That right there is enough to make one cry. On top of it all, these stupid porn-bots are taking over my comments system. Not that I'm mad that no one comments, because granted, I never post, but I'd rather have No One Neglecting Their Oral Hygiene that like 18 ads for fscking tranny porn. That's just excessive, not to mention gross [I'm doing my best to block them, but they're out en masse].
All the more reason it's time for a change of scenery. I know I've been blabbing on about it for several posts now, but I'm getting pretty excited about the new blog. Not that anyone will be sorry to see it go, but 'ElevatorBlog' got nixed (I thought it sucked too, plus it was taken). I've got a new domain that's way, way better, but shall remain secret until we start construction on the new site. Keep checking back in the coming weeks; one day you'll show up and this'll just be a 404, but fear not. Soon after it will be something new and impressive.
Or at the very least, not the same crap you've been reading for 4 years now.
Four years today, actually.
Shall we pull a retrospective? I think we shall:
Wednesday, July 24, 2002
This is the birth of the blog. The blog has now become. Enjoy the blog and bask in its wonder and glory.
Yeah, well right now I'm happy, because this blog thing is really cool and I like it. Yea for Blog.
Changed the scheme a bit, now it looks a little cooler :)
Please note a couple things here:
1. the length
2. the me being happy
3. the scheme change
4. the smiley
5. the complete degree of oblivity of what was to come
And take a look at where we are today:
1. they're a little longer
2. I'm still happy... on occasion
3. the scheme's hardly ever changed
5. I don't think that ever went away.
It's been four years since this whole thing started, and here we are at the precipice of change. Thing are going to change; a LOT. I gave you a glimpse in the previous post with a features list. As it stands right now, all of that's still a very real possibility. The layout's locked in, we've got the name, I'll be registering it later this week, and then we're off.
Here's the part where I thank the people that made this all possible:
Isaac Ahloe: We haven't talked in a long, long time, but he hosted me for free three years ago, which really got me started taking this entire thing a little more seriously.
Ethan and Lizz: Both of you read this piece of crap, and gave me some things to actually write about.
Sean and Hank: Both are hosted on BrakBlog.com at [/SeanSV] and [/Hank]. You're also both welcome to space on the new site, and I do apologize for the trouble of the name-switch!
Readers and writers: Anyone here reading this thing and leaving comments has made this happen. Knowing that I'm doing this for a couple people that aren't me is what keeps this thing moving, and I appreciate the encouragement.
I can't really think of anything else to say that hasn't already been said in one way or another. I've known that this day was coming for a while now, but it's hard to believe it's actually here. I've had a lot of fun writing the BrakBlog, and I hope reading it hasn't been a total waste of time.
I hope you'll all stick with me for the next leg of the race:
Kirksville in August.
See You, Space Cowboys...
[Est. Completion of the New Blog: August 15th, 2006]