Friday, April 27, 2007

Sky Diving and "Inversion"

So, Crackgerbal and I were in the shower (completely clothed and acting appropriately, of course!) and we got to talking about the weather. A seemingly innocent set of events...NOT! Clouds and winds and such were mentioned and then she hit me with the big one.

"You know," she says. "I have an inversion!"

Needless to say I was a bit speechless. Firstly, I wanted to respond in a way that would encourage discussion of her "inversion." Secondly, I was flummoxed at her level of nerdly humor! What a great girlfriend! I wont make any other comments. Just think about the whole "Weather" euphemism thing. Lot of material there!

In other news...

I've been talking with Crackgerbal about going skydiving on the school trip. She is a definite "no." I'm bummed but life goes on. She says that she doesn't want to spend money on things she doesn't need because she might need something later...

I have a problem with this logic. You'll never spend any money on anything! WTF! Totally aside from this I feel like she doesn't want to do "fun" things with me because she likes to stay at home. This wouldn't be a problem except that all of the fun things that I want to do I will end up doing without her and most of my memorable moments will be made without her in them...I'm bummed out.

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Love Juggling Fish!

My clubs came in today! Hooray for the post office working on Sundays! The world marches on out of the heinous stone-age when we all believed that Sunday (or Saturday for others) was a "Holy" day too sacred to do work on. Ahhhh! Progress!

Took them to school tonight and juggled around with them with a few people. Very awesome. My hands and wrists are beat to shit! I'm happy as a bat in a cave on Easter Sunday!

In other news...

Crackgerbal and I bought a fish tank and some fish! We have like nine goldfish to start our tank so that it has a good stock of fish slime so we an get some interesting tropical type fishes! We were so excited bring the stupid thing home. Couldn't wait to get it set up and at the right temperature so we could go back and get the starter goldfish! Hooray for stupid fish!

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Friday, April 20, 2007

Juggling bliss!

Turns out that I am Mr. Money Bags! I happened to have $164 to blow on six Renegade juggling pins. I know that seems like a lot but the Dube clubs were $37 apiece so these ones at $25 apiece (plus shipping) was a steal. Anyway, they are good clubs too. I'm stoked to get them and start nerding out! (more)

I've been working on starting a juggling club at the college. We have one of the most backward schools on the planet. No juggling club! WTF? Bitches!!! Someone should eat their non-existent souls! Gestapo pigs! Foul, disease infested wretches!!!


Okay, I'm done now.

In other news...

This terms going well. Took my first Statistics test. Piece of cake. What kind of moron professor gives a multiple choice test for math? Retard. Anyway, statistics isn't hard nor critical so its an easy A, though I do feel ripped off for my tuition now...such is life. My, brother, Papa Rick has been making me consider (though he doesn't know it) getting a hawk. A nice green one! I'm tempted. Don't know what Crackgerbal will think of it (that's a lie, I know she will hate the idea) but you can always dream...

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Readers and Traveling

Ah, the joy's of extended readership! I think I now have 2 people reading who aren't living with me. That's actually not true. My mom reads occasionally but can't (thank all deities!) leave comments. Rue the day when she learns how to click a hot-link....

Crackgerbal and I went a traveling this weekend. We went down to Alturis California for the Toastmasters Area Speech contest. Long car ride with people much older than ourselves. The decided to relegate us to the far back seat in the van because we were much younger and smaller than the party average. Needless to say we immediately bunched up and played kissy face while no one was watching (I think...).

Upon arrival we had Thai food (very good!) and then went to the contest. Your truly royally smashed in the evaluation contest but had a good time none the less. Crackgerbal was put in charge of the timing device and spent her time refusing to put on he name-tag and trying to teach the old lady next to her how to run a stop watch. No success.

Upon arriving back home we were invited to dinner with The Child Herder and her husband Big and Lazy. After dinner we watched a movie that was entirely too fucked up and immediately left for home.

Ah! Bed time and least, that is always the plan...

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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Computing Bliss (sort of)!

I ordered a gig of RAM for my computer the other night and had it FedExed to me over night style! I'm truly a nerd. I paid $20 extra for this service and I think it was well worth it. In all I paid a paltry $160. Okay, not paltry but I think it was worth it. My computer now runs much better than before. I rock!

The Venture runs apace. New sources of income and funding are opening themselves up as we speak and good things come our way. For those of you "in the know" the Venture has the prospect to be big. Not earth shaking big, but BIG none the less. I'll say no more on that.

Also, much love to my Water Brothers from "the before time in the long, long ago." I congratulate the one on soon becoming a father and I congratulate the other on being a success. I soon hope to follow in one of your foot steps! Which one is it!?

Just a quick note to let you know I do read these comments and think about letting people know what is going on.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A traveling venture resulting in monetary domestic bliss?

Crackgerbal and I will be heading to California for the Toastmasters International Area Speech Contest--whew, that's a lot of capitals--on the 14th. Another trip though we wont be taking the Montero this time, we will be carpooling. I'm not competing in this years contest so I wont be posting in here on how I got my ass handed to me by an old lady and her knitting story. Darn.

My refund was quite substantial this term! I'm (not even close to being) rich! Life is good. My rent for the next 6 months is paid for. It's good to be a student with a future ahead of me. Actually, if I keep this stuff up, I will have about a year of rent paid up in no time. I want to get all my bills taken care of first. Then I can buy the expensive toys that Crackgerbal would shit a brick about if I just came home with them!

On the home front, things are going well. We've settled down into a semblance of domesticity. Weird. And comfortable. It's cool.

We over slept this morning. Apparently I woke up, turned the alarm off, and then both of us went back to sleep! We woke up an hour later and we were late! Great way to start off the day. Also, it's snowing so the day is going all up-hill! Such is life.

I may not have mentioned it in this blog yet but a friend of mine--we'll call him The Cripple--and I are starting a business together. I won't say the name here--we'll call it The Venture--but I will report on any successes we are having. First success; The Cripple brought in our first Angel Investor! We will have some funding in about a month to three months! At that point we can buy some much needed equipment and start showing results in earnest. I'm very excited.

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Monday, April 9, 2007

Driving!!! Meet the family...aargghhh!!!

Due to unfortunate and costly mistakes earlier in my life, I have never gotten around to getting my driver's licence. This is unfortunate. Unfortunate but fixable. Crackgerbal is teaching me how to drive!!!

This is notable for several reasons.

1. I'm not what you would call "focused."
2. Crackgerbal is just that.
3. Other drivers are blissfully unaware that they have a maniac teaching a maniac how to drive.

All of this combines to create a glaring hazard to the health and well being of other drivers, dogs, cats, smaller vehicles, the sanity of the aged, and our own welfare. Needless to say, I'm having a great time!

In other news...

Crackgerbal meets the family! ...sort of.

My aunt invited Crackgerbal and I over for Easter to have a little BBQ with her, her husband, my cousin--her son--my uncle--now you see why I called my aunt's husband "her husband"--and grandma. I'm a social guy so this was a fun outing for me. Not so for Crackgerbal. The reason for the invite was perfectly clear to her--they wanted a first look at this infamous beasty--and she was appropriately dismayed and stressed out.

Matters became more severe when the camera came out for the obligatory pictures of the happy couple. Sadly, Crackgerbal doesn't like pictures and was feeling less than accommodating at this point. Not to be deterred, the family plowed straight on through a few pictures of the decidedly unhappy looking couple until it was announced that we would have to be going.

I don't think I like the whole "meet the family" meal thing. It's awkward and strange. Perhaps we could just send out blood samples, grade sheets, IQ tests and personality profiles to all interested parties instead. Much less invasive that way.

All in all, not a truly horrible day but not particularly great either. Such is life.

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Monday, April 2, 2007

A Failed Camping Trip

We tried to go camping as I noted in my last entry but things didn't work out. It turns out that I'm really allergic to something that lives "outside." Being what it is--the outdoors--we are unsure of what particular thing or things this allergic reaction is due to. What we are sure of is that in a matter of a few hours of sleep I turned into the walking dead. My eyeballs swelled up and started pussing and my nasal passages completely shut down. Not fun.

Crackgerbal was less than pleased but very understanding. This didn't help me much as now I feel like a walking, dripping, gaping pussy. Very unmanly. I now feel a tremendous amount of sympathy and empathy for those others on the planet afflicted with allergies. I've never had these before and I now know they suck royal ass.

In other news...

Its a new term and I have classes I like! Statistics, Differential Calculus, Welding, and MATLAB. All good and fairly interesting. My least favorite is Statistics but it is still useful and mostly interesting. MATLAB is programming so I'm happy as a fly on shit about that! The final term of this school year is shaping up nicely.

Crackgerbal is enrolled in five classes all of which I think she likes. Things are going well with us. She is almost completely moved in and my apartment is now full to the gills with "stuff" of various sorts not least of which is her collection of school books. I like it. Once I get my books sent down from where I had them stored we will have a veritable library of nerdly learning material. Life is good, my friends. Life is good.

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