June 7th, 2002
|12:38 pm - It's just as if I wasn't dreaming. It's all the same,
'cause I still wake up screaming.|
Bucy has been writing fiction. Critiquing one of them, I stumbled on a possible alternative theme... that has resonated with me for a bit lately. Mostly the dependancy of stability on the lack of inflection. Finished my latest Richard Powers book before work this morning (7:30am, of course), pretty interestingly devistating. Last night I acquired myself a nice copy of White Noise by Don DeLillo. For some reason, I've started to try to actively fill in my modern literary gaps... and he's apparently a big one. Always nice when you go to purchase your book, and the cashier goes "Wow. Great book. Great edition, too", and, when informed that I had never read anything by DeLillo yet, "I envy you". Should be interesting, though I may need to clear my head before my next bleak submergion into a brilliant glimpse at the rot that is America.
I'm feeling cryptic - like I wanted this post to be another one liner - so I'm filling it out. Not, of course, much to report. I believe I demonstrated last night that I had wasted a week of my life and countless bits of brainmatter (smeared on the wall) by trying to force the first hack rather than step back and examine the larger motivator and alternative routes of information. After dinner with bad_faerie I got to see the latest work of demiurge studios. E3 apparently went reasonably well for them, and they may now have a couple more contracts. I hope so, because their game looks incredible, and it would be great to see it finished. Got invited to their Game Night later that night, and so got to play and watch some pretty interesting gameplay and hang out. Nice to be around very creative and motivated folks. Pushes me to work more on the robotics project...
Realized vermonster will be here soon! Yah. Except that I still don't have car nor new apartment nor dog. Should be an interesting couple of days, at least -- hope she is willing to sleep late so I can work early.
You need a dog to entertain her? I don't think she'll have a problem sleeping in. What's she doing in Pittsburgh doesn't she have school or something. Oh I guess it's the weekend.
She is done at the end of the weekend, thereabouts. She is idling in Pittsburgh for a couple of days, and then returning to Minnesota. Then who knows.
she gave me a much more descriptive outline of her week, all except her flight number and gate.
Nope, after I turn in my last paper today i am doooone!!! then i have to pack all my shit and chill in MN till tuesday, when i fly to pittsburgh to visit bro till the 15th. then the whole fam is flyin back out to MN, going canoeing in the boundary waters (how cute and crunchy are we??) till the 19th, then bro and mom fly home, dad and i come back to carleton for his 30th reunion (which i'm workin at, in child care), and then FINALLY i fly back to boston june 23. be at the airport with flowers.
is that too much information? it's like wayne's world with chris farley as the security guard...
hahaha I love that movie let's rent it! Silly me I actually thought you'd be coming home right when school was out. You and your family are such over-achievers! Well have fun canoeing and such. I'll be in the city inhaling my toxins.
Over-achievers? Ha. Bored parents - certainly. The plan cascaded rapidly from "I should visit my sister at some point" to "maybe you should come right before the reunion" to "we're booking a river trip now, are you in or are we cutting funding?" (elapsed time, somewhere between 15 minutes and 3 days... during finals....)
Yeah, I am sort of starting to burn out on works of science fiction and especially fantasy. Once I finish my existing queue I am probably going to concentrate on more borderline to traditional works.
Cool. If demiurge needs someone to improve the UnrealScript language, you know who to where to refer them right :-)
So you determined that modifying the parser was not the right thing?
Coming off a week of finals and partying, sleeping in will be NO problem... the lack of dog, however, will be. you have 4 days to find a stray. and my mission is to find you an apartment and decorate it for you. no worries, bro.
This should be interesting. Or an utter failure. At least you can finish off the large supply of beer still in our fridge, eh?
I'm ON it! oh hehe you're sitting right next to me. wee!