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August 16th, 2003


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06:02 am - Wheee
The timestamp is not wrong. After this entry I'll go to bed.

Why am I up this late? I've been working on a deathmarch demo at work this week, and was supposed to keep doing so through this weekend. In exchange for getting extra time and work -- to verify the deadness of the project -- from the hardware principle, I offered her a ride to the airport. That's right, the hardware person was planning on leaving early, to go out of range, before the hardware was verified. Ugh. She's resigned from the group, I guess. Anyway, her flight is at 6am, but because of PAT scalebacks, she would have had to take a 28X at 10pm (and hung out there), and as of 4pm nothing worked and she had not packed. Anyway, it is over now, I believe. Spent the evening with bucy, fws, gustaf with Don Pablo's, video games, and Rumble in the Bronx (with gustaf... DVD acquired for $5.88!)

I have been selected as a Captain for Fall League. This should be interesting. More after the team selection on Wednesday. May have to delay corvisdog's Beginners II class by a semester; maybe I'll devote those resources to getting him CGC'd at Misty Pines or Animal Friends. He's pretty close.

Speaking of corvisdog, I think I've finally worked out a reasonable running compromise. I've been building up my running -- distance, speed. Some of it is outdoors, and I had hoped to have him as my faithful running companion. That hasn't panned out yet -- he runs well for a bit, and then actively tries to thwart me. So today, in the heat, I walked him over to the Highland Park Reservoir (with 0.9 mile loop track), tied him to a bench, and did my running. He got his walk, outdoor time, and I stayed within the law (no dogs on the track). Cool. Tomorrow (today) I am going to install the heavy bag I bought a couple of weeks ago. I will.

Regarding PS2 games -- I think I've got them sorted out, and will mail them out tomorrow as well. Or, rather, I'll mail tunison's. Everyone else is an approximation of "local", and since I'm lonely and bored, you'll have to make arrangements to pick them up :7

I think that's all I wanted to discuss. Oh, this too, for everyone who knows but doesn't read leko's journal. And this comic made my day (having realized that intelligence really is one of the most attractive properties I evaluate for, in response to the meatmarket Burbon St).

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From:bryguypgh
Date:August 16th, 2003 06:26 am (UTC)

great comic

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I want to read that book now too
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From:jtunison
Date:August 16th, 2003 06:54 am (UTC)

sweet!

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Ping me with shipping costs and I will send a check!
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From:daemonv
Date:August 16th, 2003 11:46 am (UTC)

Re: sweet!

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OK. Got up too late to ship it out today (post offices close 12pm on Saturdays? And all the other places have their last pickup by 2pm? Stupid "weekends").

Do you have a preferred shipping method -- USPS express is probably the cheapest, but it is also the USPS.
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From:jtunison
Date:August 16th, 2003 03:18 pm (UTC)

Re: sweet!

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Ship by whatever is most convenient. I'll pay all shipping charges. I don't mind paying extra for UPS Ground, because I harbor a special hatred of USPS. :)
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From:mrhappypizza
Date:August 16th, 2003 02:32 pm (UTC)
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What is this "fall league"?
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From:daemonv
Date:August 16th, 2003 03:04 pm (UTC)
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It is a recreational ultimate frisbee hat league. All the relevant information about the league is at that link, including that the deadline to register is tomorrow (online registration available here)
From:maryneedssleep
Date:August 16th, 2003 11:57 pm (UTC)
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CGC'd?
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From:daemonv
Date:August 17th, 2003 01:00 am (UTC)
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Canine Good Citizen class and test.
From:ex_trurl
Date:August 17th, 2003 08:12 pm (UTC)
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And this comic made my day (having realized that intelligence really is one of the most attractive properties I evaluate for, in response to the meatmarket Burbon St).

Heh. I'm quickly coming to the conclusion that all women are evil and manipulative by nature.
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From:daemonv
Date:August 18th, 2003 07:02 am (UTC)
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I will certainly support you in the assertion that all women have the potential to be evil and manipulative. I don't think it is fair to say it is their only nature, or even necessarily the dominant trait. But we're bad as well -- and are you willing to say that that is true of your sister or mother?
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From:zare_k
Date:August 18th, 2003 10:38 am (UTC)
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And you wonder why you have problems finding a relationship? (Hint: it's not just us)
From:ex_trurl
Date:August 18th, 2003 10:45 am (UTC)
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And you would know anything about how much I've been bending over backwards for women lately and still getting treated like dirt?
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From:zare_k
Date:August 18th, 2003 02:20 pm (UTC)
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I have some experience with the concept (from both viewpoints), but you're right-- I don't know you or your experience particularly well. Nonetheless, speaking generally:

- Bending over backwards so much that you are in danger of falling over (as it were) is not really the best choice, and anyone who expects you to do this is probably not a good candidate of interest anyway. There is a distinction between simply being friendly and polite while maintaining a sense of confidence, and "bending over backwards".

- The world is full of "Nice Guys" who talk about how wonderful they are to women and then turn around and say things like "all women are evil and manipulative" (another common variant is "all women just want guys who are assholes"). Thing is, a Nice Guy who would say something like that isn't a nice guy at all, and a woman who is interested in a good relationship will naturally try to avoid getting involved with someone who is outwardly solicitous but really hates and fears her underneath. Other common traits of the Nice Guy are a greediness for time and attention, and the attitude that women as a class owe him something. I was involved with a couple of Nice Guys a few years ago-- neither experience was good.

Note that I'm not really trying to imply that you are a Nice Guy of that type (since I don't know you well enough), just observing that they're not an example to emulate. Likewise, I'm sure you can appreciate why saying that all women are evil and manipulative doesn't go over well with me-- after all, you don't know me very well either.

My $0.02.

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