Computers setup

I feel like I’ve been chasing my tail for the last week and a half. Everything has been so busy with being busy. I got a Powermac G3 last week at one of the used computer stores that I haunt. I’ve just finished setting up both my machines now, talk about the indulgence of Westerners!! I’m running OSX 10.3 on it and aside from some pokiness it’s just such a comfortable enviroment to work in. My PC I’m afraid has been sick as of late. I’m fairly certain it’s a memory thing. It will spontaneously reboot without so much as a warning. Not good when you’ve been working on a webpage for a long time.

What other busy-ness (sp?) is going on. I’ve been writing and applying for scholarships, grants and such. For those that haven’t had to do this, it’s a lot of dead trees!! My funding for school will carry my through til the beginning of July and then it runs out. I’ve picked up on my job search, anyone know of a decent payng job wth flexible hours in downtown Seattle?

I guess mostely my life at this point is school, home and school. I hardly go out (on purpose) and really have a focus for right now. This weekend I’ll be reading, studying doing some VB development as well as fleshing out a webpage for my HTML class. I know this all sounds so geeky so for those that prefer more mundane and fleshly pursuits, the following is for you.

and on that note I’m heading to bed to read for a bit.

What an exhausting day off I’ve had. I started at 8:30 by driving Mike to work and then I had shopping at Sam’s club, Staples (for computer stuff) and laundry. I had to wash my comforter. While I was waiting for my comforter to get done I had a latte and did some of my HTML class reading. Once that was done. I drove home, unloaded the car and headed back out for more errands. I went and did the banking, returned some blank DVD-R’s, exchanged them actually and picked up this cute little plant stand for the porch. By the time I finally got home answered voicemails and emails it was already around 3:30pm. I’m just sitting down now to relax. I’m sure glad that this is a long weekend.

I’m not quite sure what’s come over me but lately I’ve been obsessed with LA. I want to move back or at least visit. The last time I was in LA was to visit some friends. I stayed at the Wyndam in Weho. It’s now my favorite hotel there. The location is excellent it’s right off of Santa Monica behind what used to be the old city hall. Anyway, back to my obsession. Los Angeles was the first place that I moved when I left the East coast back so many years ago, 1987 to be precise. Aside from a few jaunts here and there I’ve lived there more than anywere but my native NY. I did most of “becoming” in LA. Some people feel that its too transitory in LA, it is for a lot of folks, but than again so is Seattle. There are a lot of people that move up here from all over then six months later can’t stand the weather and move back. I think that part of this obsession was the intent that brought me here to Seattle in 1997. I had been having a really hard time in LA at that point. Work was difficult to find for me and because of it I got evicted from my home. That wasn’t so much the problem, as I had friends and a new job by the time the eviction took place. I was itching for some new experiences and more importantly someplace to go inside and think. I needed to get a handle on my lifes direction because to be truthful I was really just floating and letting life take me were it would, not exactly a good way to get anywere in life. So I came to Seattle and made my life here. Things have been mostly good since I moved here, although now with Dubya in office and the economy tanked work has become a problem and not just for me. When I was in LA the job market was doing well (at least for me) up until the end. I did application support, help desk type work and it has served me well. I went off topic slightly there. I love it up here, the weather, the water and mountains, the food all of it has become very special to me. Everytime I go back to visit things have changed. Most of my friends have move away from LA on to familys and new places. I still have two friends in LA. It ends up being a case of the grass is always greener blah blah blah type of thing. I imagine that the weather is what I’m finding so appealing, that and a whole lot of memorys.

I really dislike ambguity in people. Things are almost always yes or no. Granted there are many occasions when things are grey but I’m speaking in the sense of are you going to or not going to do something. Theres not much room for ambiguity there now is there. When you answer “maybe”, almost all of the time it makes me want to just scream.

A little preface. My sister sent this to me this morning. It’s one of those cutesy sort of email that sisters and mom’s send out. I read it and liked the message enough to send it on.

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night
in the home of a wealthy family.

The family was rude and refused to let the angels
stay in the mansion’s guest room.

Instead the angels were given a small space in
the cold basement.

As they made their bed on the hard floor, the
older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it..

When the younger angel asked why, the older angel

“Things aren’t always what they seem.”

The next night the pair came to rest at the house
of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his

After sharing what little food they had the couple
let the angels sleep in their bed where they could
have a good night’s rest.

When the sun came up the next morning the angels
found the farmer and his wife in tears.

Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole
income, lay dead in the field.

The younger angel was infuriated and asked the
older angel how could you have let this happen?

The first man had everything, yet you helped him,
she accused.

The second family had little but was willing to
share everything, and you let the cow die.

“Things aren’t always what they seem,” the older
angel replied.

“When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I
noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the

Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and
unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the
wall so he wouldn’t find it.”

“Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed,
the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him
the cow instead.

Things aren’t always what they seem.”

Yesterday, a friend made me breakfast and then we all hung out all day just relaxing. We went out last night to make the rounds. I always feel so dirty after I leave the Eagle. I saw one guy give the other a blowjob out on the patio, and then I turned into mr. porn director and was telling everyone what I wanted. How embarassed am I today. Tequilla is an evil evil drink. Overall, I had a really nice time.

Monday it’s back to school, I’m definately looking forward to it. I’m taking a Visual Basic class a web development class and more math. I like math and opted not to retake the placement exam. I figured I could study to pass it but then I wouldn’t really understand the material. I’d much rather actually relearn it more for the mental training than anything else.

I do wish that there wasn’t any smoking in bars. I always feel like a chimmney the next day.