July 30th, 2004

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Lemming: Last Things

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Last Cigarette:Never.
Last Alcoholic Drink:Wednesday: Vanilla Coke and generic almond amaretto
Last Car Ride:Tonight, with easalle back from the freshstartwrite dinner
Last Kiss:Little Fayoumis kisses me goodnight. I haven't had a romantic kiss in over six months. My girlfriend and I may have kissed last October... *tries to remember*
Last Good Cry:Wednesday will have to count, as I was listening to space songs while drunk
Last Library Book:Pterry: Monstrous Regiment
Last book bought:Gordon Korman: Why did the Underwear Cross the Road?
Last Book Read:Amanda Quick: Slightly Shady (good writer, not so horribly trashy romance)
Last Movie Seen in Theatres:Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Last Movie Rented:Too long ago to remember
Last Cuss Word Uttered:Probably "fuck", at the freshstartwrite dinner, illustratively, in the New York style
Last Beverage Drank:Water!!!
Last Food Consumed:chocolate, mm.
Last Crush:Most recent distinct person crushed on: a certain redhead at work, or the younger IT guy. Latest person to have latent crush activated by chatting with: a certain Alaskan from Seward whose resume I was looking over
Last Phone Call:To an 800 number spammer in violation of the DNC list
Last TV Show Watched:That CNN 24/7 news channel on in the break room at work.
Last Time Showered:Last night, and then I'll be updating that before I crash out
Last Shoes Worn:Big clompy black reinforced-toe work shoes with soles thick enough to walk on Phoenix sidewalks
Last CD Played:Star Trek: The Astral Symphony. Burned CDs with .mp3s of favorite songs don't really count...
Last Item Bought:Dinner at Coco's, yum.
Last Download:Something from the Virtual Filksing (where I found the song I cried over)
Last Annoyance:that my crush the guy from Seward (the original angstwanker) was going to bed without coming over here, and that I couldn't do anything with him even if he did come over
Last Disappointment:See above.
Last Soda Drank:Vanilla coke (with bonus booze), see last alcoholic drink...
Last Thing Written:A random comment to someone, perhaps to theferrett describing his place in the grander coolness schema of it all
Last Key Used:Front door key, coming home after the freshstartwrite dinner
Last Words Spoken:Either something to the cat, or "AAAAAAAAIIIII!!!" upon seeing that the man from Seward had committed the unforgivable with an apostrophe and the innocent poorly pluralized ancient Macs from his old school
Last Sleep:This morning, from maybe nine-something to eleven-something.
Last Ice Cream Eaten:Shortly after I came back from Alaska, Ben & Jerry's New York Super Fudge Crunch (my usual)
Last Chair Sat In:An ancient cane-backed mutant kitchen chair at the computer
Last Webpage Visited:http://www.prometheus-music.com/eli/virtual.html (for research purposes for this quiz)...

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  • Current Music
    Dishwalla - Counting Blue Cars
grammar bitch

And he's the son of an English teacher.

So I was chatting with a certain friend of mine, he who is known in his less-than-shining moments as "Mr. Shallow", he who inspired me to chat with tyrantmouth until all hours and coin the term "angstwanker" at least a year ago.

He was polishing his CV, and wanted me to run an eye over it. Although hampered by the lack of the program he'd used to create it, I nonetheless humanitarianly (note: this is only a word because I say it is) plunged in.

I raised eyebrows over several things, but chalked it up to lack of sleep (he'd been up since 8 in the morning, and it was now past midnight) when I hit what he'd done to the poor computers. I screeched aloud, careless of the hour and of sleeping roommates. "MACINTOSH'S???????????" I scream-typed to my hapless friend. "MACINTOSH'S WHAT? MACINTOSH'S ASS?"

This is why I'm such a helpful friend to run things past. Fortunately, he and I are good friends.
  • Current Music
    Garbage - I'm Only Happy When It Rains
Eris Raven, Marah

Flat Cat

There is a feline flattened to the floor in front of my door. She looks very silly like that, and not much more dignified lying on her side with all feet stretched out to one side.
  • Current Music
    Heather Nova & Graeme Revell - Believe In Angels
pencil

Connection

During LiveJournal outages, the first thing to check is http://status.livejournal.org . That will have the latest official word on what's going on with everything, and, most importantly, is hosted independant of LJ so that even if LJ goes down, the status page will not. (Additionally, when the site is behaving itself, one can add status and lj_maintenance to one's friends page, and follow any announcements there.)

When status has no useful information, the Support IRC channel generally has wide-awake admin-types who know what to do and who to poke in case of serious problems. The IRC channel in question can be found by Googling a few key terms, and the topic of the channel will reflect the current known status of LJ.
  • Current Music
    House of Pain - Jump Around
exhausted, tired, Azzsleep

Awake again

...I'd been intending to sleep until it was time to go to work. This is, clearly, Not Happening what with the necessity of getting paycheck, going shopping, and probably running other small errands.

My 5:00 am bedtime strikes again, and I'm the one getting the smackdown...

Is it bad of me to feel obliged to stay awake during LJ outages?