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Archive for the 'Personal' Category


I had an absolutely fabulous* time with an absolutely fabulous* dame last night. I guess Friday is the next time we'll get to hang out. The girl's a keeper, friend or otherwise, because she likes steak. 🙂 Mmmmmm. We went to see Chicago, hung out here at the apartment, ate some ice cream, and talked. […]

My Ex-Girlfriend Owes Me $900

My ex-girlfriend* owes me $900. Today, while using iChat to talk to someone with a .Mac account (I typically use Adium, which can't see .Mac users), she popped online. I haven't spoken to her since shortly after I lent her $900 (about two years ago). I wonder if she'll pay me back. I IMed her […]

This article got me thinking about the time I got a knock on my door and opened it to find two federal marshals: both large men, both carrying pistols (I live in Florida - their jackets weren't too thick). The men informed me that they were federal marshals. According to them, the former lessee of […]

Pet Peeve: Eric

It's a pet peeve of mine when people write to me as "Eric." My name is "Erik." I have nothing against people named Eric and think that, like my name or "Steve" or "Dave" or "Ronald" or "George," "Eric" is a fine name - it's just not mine. If someone continuously called you "Rob" and […]

To Do

My To Do list. Blue = "I did it already." There's a story behind most of them, but in the interest of humor, I'm just putting this list up without any explanatory remarks.

About Me

I posted my disclaimer and this is the corollary of sorts: the "about me" page. Who cares? Most likely nobody but me (and a few people wasting time at work). On the off-chance that you need a small piece of useless trivia about me, well, perhaps this will help.

Bagel Humidor

I need a bagel humidor or something. Do they exist? I like to eat bagels, so I buy a baker's dozen every week (from Einstein Brothers Bagels). I bought a bread box, but that keeps the bagels "fresh" for all of a day. After three, they're quite hard. Freezing them has the same effect - […]

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Well I finally watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Finally because so many people told me I'd like it, but I never had the urge to see it alone. Well, alone I did watch it today, and it was indeed quite amusing. I can see why it's a cult classic, but at the same […]

Super Hearing

I just cleaned my ears (squirting warm water up there with one of those bulb thingies). Now I have Superman hearing. I can hear my tower fan from a few rooms away. I can hear my fingerprints rubbing against each other. I can hear the carpet scrunching under my feet as I walk around. They're […]

Dream: Me and Catherine

So I took a nap :-zzz today to try to wait for some goop in my ear (goop that was supposed to - and normally does - clean out ear wax, but has, this time, simply gelled up inside my ear or something - and no, you can't fish it out with a Q-Tip, that […]

Climbing: A 5.8- Day

So, being Thursday, Gabe and I went rock climbing. Gabe exceeded his previous abilities and did a 5.9 today - very impressive. It looked much tougher than he made it look after climbing it, that's for sure. I failed to get up some of the 5.8's I did previously - it was hot, and on […]

I am OS X

I am OS X! Find out what OS you are at this silly little quiz. The first time I took the quiz, I think it told me that I was OS/2. 🙂 I've taken a few quizzes at emode, too, and the results are sometimes interesting. I'm an "adventurous" driver, and a "romantic" kisser, whose […]

I'm of the opinion that you shouldn't need a special day - one that's overcommercialized and frought with greed, not love - to affirm your affection for someone. It should be a daily event. It is for this same reason, roughly, that I don't care for the commercialization of Christmas either. Why should I feel […]


Annie sent me this link to cute pictures of puppies. They're all from a fish-eye or wide-angle lens, and they're pretty adorable. She mentioned yesterday that she might get one (today) fairly out of the blue, and I kind of went into a mini "you're not prepared for a dog! Do some damn research!" tirade. […]

Sore Forearms

Gabe and I went climbing again yesterday. This was now our sixth time, I believe. Our skills are certainly improving. It's interesting how quickly you can improve, though it is early on and I suspect there's a learning curve that's quite shallow at first, then stiffens up. We're now climbing most 5.8 routes without too […]