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December 1st, 2002


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03:37 pm - Transmission
I'll update later about the great time I had for Thanksgiving. For now, the latest:

Disadvantage of having an exotic late year performance car

Had smelled something bad toward the end of the big drive, so I swore I would check the fluids before we departed on the 700 mile return; did so this morning. The WRX was low on Manual Transmission Fluid. Damn. Quoth the guy at AutoZone: "Even if I knew what you needed, I probably wouldn't have it; even if I had it, I probably wouldn't sell it to you". Apparently, despite it being the hot tuner car of the moment, Subaru isn't releasing any of the information about stuff like the fluid. My manual just tells me to only use the same stuff as is in there; it was the guy's bet (backed by $$) that it is some crazy synthetic. And if I put the wrong stuff in there, Bad Stuff. And, probably, if I drove it too much without enough, more Bad Stuff.

So, I'm at Dartmouth, doing work. There is a dealership about a mile from my parents' place, and they'll be open tomorrow morning. Ugh. The code I've been working on for work may be important for the latest Paper (Thursday deadline). Have a problem set I'm almost finished with, due Tuesday. Have a final project paper, and presentation, on Thursday.

And corvisdog is no longer barking at my Dad.

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From:ex_trurl
Date:December 1st, 2002 01:14 pm (UTC)
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I knew you would come up with an excuse.
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From:daemonv
Date:December 1st, 2002 01:18 pm (UTC)
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Yep. That's it. Skipped NY, and will completely skip it (I think my grandmother baked me a pie or something). But I'm really just trying to avoid you. Except that, depending on when we leave, we still might try to swing through Philly for dinner. Are you going to bake me a pie? House my dog?
From:ex_trurl
Date:December 1st, 2002 01:32 pm (UTC)
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But I'm really just trying to avoid you.

You've managed to succeed astoundingly well on multiple occassions. But you've managed to find the time for so many other people. reticello and fjord couldn't even be bothered to pick up the phone while in Philly. Obviously I don't count for much.
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From:daemonv
Date:December 1st, 2002 01:55 pm (UTC)
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You build a strong case for why someone would want to drive hours out of their way to visit you. Its for that joyful contact high, right? The little bit of sunshine you bring to those around you.

fjord (Philip, 21, of UNF) != effjay (Greg, old, of UFL).

I found time for zkhan, effjay, reticello because they flew and drove hundreds of miles to see me. Much like when you or any of the Daves came to Pittsburgh, I found time for you. I was still pretty crappy for the Thanksgiving crowd, making em take the bus back to Boston. I am blowing off at least mdakin, sand and Dave S, because I don't have the time to go to see them. All I can say is that you'll get time from me if you come out to see me. I'm not responsible for the actions of anyone else, but again -- you are pretty good at making a case for why someone should go out of their way to try to see you
From:ex_trurl
Date:December 1st, 2002 02:04 pm (UTC)
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Well, that is one thing. Telling me on a number different occassions that, yes, you're going to visit Philly is another thing. But I guess I should know by now that doesn't mean anything.
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From:daemonv
Date:December 1st, 2002 02:16 pm (UTC)
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Ok. I've said that twice. First time, I was sick, and in the process of disappointing you, I also disappointed reticello, bucy, effjay, and our horde of fans at Pumpcon. This second time, I skipped you, at the same point disappointing my grandparents, and several others listed above, all of whom I told I was going to visit. I certainly could come up with a better excuse than my transmission fluid if I just wanted to skip you -- I would certainly prefer to be going back to Pittsburgh tonight, because I've got a hellish schedule next week that gets worse the longer I'm away. seth is going to kick my ass for leaving.

So right, it doesn't mean anything if I say I'm going to visit Philly until I'm there. At least you are in good company when I disappoint you. This conversation is certainly not making me lean more towards detouring on the way back tomorrow. You only half-heartedly seemed like you wanted me to come anyway, but I guess you prefer to give me shit about it
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From:fws
Date:December 1st, 2002 03:56 pm (UTC)
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sand = pietro ?
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From:leko
Date:December 1st, 2002 07:59 pm (UTC)
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How do you know that? what kind of livejournal stalker are you?
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From:effjay
Date:December 3rd, 2002 06:52 am (UTC)
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>effjay (Greg, old, of UFL).

HEY! I'm not that old.
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From:daemonv
Date:December 3rd, 2002 07:04 am (UTC)
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Frickin Dinosaur. I'll never be as old as you are.
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From:effjay
Date:December 3rd, 2002 07:10 am (UTC)
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If I'm old, then what is karmen?
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From:daemonv
Date:December 3rd, 2002 07:11 am (UTC)
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I like to think I'm smart enough not to go there; nor, would I think, is it wise for you.
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From:effjay
Date:December 3rd, 2002 07:20 am (UTC)
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Heh.
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From:effjay
Date:December 3rd, 2002 06:49 am (UTC)

Blah.

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> reticello and effjay couldn't even be bothered to pick up the phone while in Philly.

If I had called, would you have even bothered to meet us?

I still came to Philly, even after daemonv cancelled, and despite your false assumption that I wasn't coming.
From:ex_trurl
Date:December 3rd, 2002 06:56 am (UTC)

Re: Blah.

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If I had called, would you have even bothered to meet us?

It all depends on the when and where, which as I pointed out, I was never informed about.
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From:daemonv
Date:December 3rd, 2002 07:02 am (UTC)

Re: Blah.

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Of course it depends. You didn't particularly schedule yourself around my no-show, either. I would actually feel bad if you had.
From:ex_trurl
Date:December 3rd, 2002 07:06 am (UTC)

Re: Blah.

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Remind me again how I should schedule my time when you never told me anything at all about when and where anything was happening?
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From:effjay
Date:December 3rd, 2002 07:18 am (UTC)

Re: Blah.

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I fly a thousand miles, drive to Philly, and it depends?

Your arm wasn't broken, Geoff. You could have shown some incentive and called me.
From:ex_trurl
Date:December 3rd, 2002 07:37 am (UTC)

Re: Blah.

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I fly a thousand miles, drive to Philly, and it depends?

Well, given that I know nothing about the parameters, it is hard to say much. I suspect that there wouldn't have been any problems, but I have nothing to go on.

I could have called you... if I had your number. Your cell-phone isn't listed on your web page.
From:ex_trurl
Date:December 3rd, 2002 07:44 am (UTC)

Re: Blah.

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I can also choose to turn that around and ask, you flew thousand miles, and drove to Philly, and you didn't consider calling?

I'll also point out that I didn't have net access at home at that point, so it is immaterial what contact info is listed on your web page.
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From:effjay
Date:December 3rd, 2002 08:05 am (UTC)

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daemonv has my number. He also has reticello's number. You could've gotten either from him.

Exuding negativity isn't going to get you very far, Geoff.
From:ex_trurl
Date:December 3rd, 2002 08:12 am (UTC)

Re: Blah.

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daemonv has my number. He also has reticello's number. You could've gotten either from him.

Which doesn't really matter given that neither of you wanted to hear from me anway.

Exuding negativity isn't going to get you very far, Geoff.

Try living my life.

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