The Habitrail


webcam yadda yadda
March 25, 2001, 2:32 am
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I suppose I should link to it here too. I now have a webcam like so many others. The caveat is that I’m not at my computer at home most of the time, usually only on weekends and evenings. But now that I’ve hooked up my Dreamcast to my monitor via switchbox, I’ll be sitting here playing PSO… and you can watch. That’ll keep you entertained in lieu of the Conversatron, yessireedoo.



grrrr
March 24, 2001, 2:50 am
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Some guys just get all the chicks without even trying. Why do I even bother.



Dream
March 23, 2001, 12:43 pm
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I just remembered part of my dream last night. Besides the whole “driving the car from the back seat” thing again, at one point I tried smoking a cigar. Now, being that I’ve never smoked, I think my imagination did a pretty good job at approximating the vileness that’s associated with the smell/smoke/etc. Or that could just be my prejudice.



100
March 21, 2001, 1:00 pm
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So I just looked down at my dashboard in my car, and the trip odometer said “100.0 miles” and the clock was at 1:00pm.
Just wanted to share that.



DDR 4th Mix!
March 20, 2001, 2:15 pm
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Yay Dance Dance Revolution 4th Mix for Playstation is in my hot little hands right now… I know what I’m gonna be doing tonight…



Phases, Part Two
March 19, 2001, 11:29 pm
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So for some reason it’s been nagging on me at the back of my head, but I gotta explain what the previous phases of my life were. Okay, here goes:

Phase One (Birth to Fourth Grade)
Andy runs around a lot and plays in the dirt.

Phase Two (Fifth and Sixth Grades)
Andy realizes that people have different personalities, and begins actually forming friendships and, to some extent, antagonisms. Andy continues to run around a lot.

Phase Three (Seventh and Eighth Grades, Freshman year of High School)
Junior High introduces Andy to lots of other people his age, Andy begins to get this concept of what girls are all about.

Phase Four (Sophomore High School)
Andy begins making new friends, many even of that scary opposite gender. Andy develops his first very strong infatuation. (Which, sadly, still lingers in the depths of his subconscious.)

Phase Five (Junior in High School)
Andy begins to understand the greater workings of the school, the politics, the cliques, the system, and tries to maneuver himself around within it, moderately successfully. The concept of “The teacher is not always right” begins to emerge.

Phase Six (Senior in High School)
Andy becomes part of a very complicated social web, but not nearly as much as he’d like. Numerous social dead ends provide trauma sufficient to last many years hence. Andy realizes that one of his many infatuations is more than the rest, as it involves interest in the person, not just the appearance. Realizing it doesn’t make it hurt any less when it doesn’t pan out.

Phase Seven (Freshman and Sophomore in College)
Andy is forced to make many new friends, and realizes this is a fresh new start. Of course, he is too comfortable in the role he played in High School, and rapidly falls into the same groove he left behind him. Andy meets the girl of his dreams, and is too chicken to do anything about it.

Phase Eight (Junior and Senior in College)
Andy gets a new job, moves out of the dorms, and begins integrating into the social circle that he remains a part of to this day. Andy tries to further relations with the GoHD but fails due to lack of follow-through. Andy lives with different sets of housemates, and finds the situations tiresome… but then again, some of the housemates were real characters.

Phase Nine (Current)
Andy gets a job and moves out to his own apartment. Andy lives alone, five miles from work. Commute is nothing, work continues to be some happy-happy Internet paradise, life seems a perfect dream, which of course doesn’t last.

Phase Ten (Pending)
Andy moves back into a house with housemates. Work begins “restructuring”, if not officially yet. Work moves to different campus.

So, there are many other intertwinings in there, constants between the phases, but that’s the framework. And forgive me for not naming names, but… you know.



Phases
March 19, 2001, 4:26 pm
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Well, I’m in a strange transistion period now… I can feel that one phase of my life is ending, and another is beginning.
Strange thing is, this one lasted longer than most of the previous… a full three years, where most of the previous only lasted one and half or two.
With the mood at work changing, all these people leaving, moving to a new complex, and on top of that possibly moving out of my apartment back into a house with housemates, my life is gonna be very different in a few months.



Weird
March 16, 2001, 8:58 pm
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I just can’t shake this feeling of anxiety. It’s like I’ve forgotten to do something major… and I’ll remember once it’s too late.



Pedro and Me
March 15, 2001, 2:52 pm
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I just read “Pedro and Me” last night. I recommend to anyone to read it. Buy it or borrow it, but read it right away.



Supermarket observations
March 13, 2001, 9:01 pm
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At Albertson’s today, there was a display of Slimfast right next to a display of Twinkies and Ho-hos.
Also, I noticed that, almost universally, all diet soda has cans that are printed with white backgrounds.
And those are just two of the things that happened to me today. Perhaps I’ll write more later tonight, but Dark Angel’s about to come on!




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