maximum turtle

Dear Diary,

I am blogging from FurCon. I wish I could say I was less of a geek/nerd/dork, but truely, it has come to this.
I have attended RPG cons, BayCon, LARPCons, and computing cons. But today, I am attending a FurCon.
I can sink no further.
No, wait. There's still the convention in which all the girls that have hit on me are gathered and have been told to fight to the death over me. This idea has been put forward by a friend, my visual imagination kicked in. I whimpered at the result. But on a related note, the resulting carnage would on an average improve their visual appeal. XP

Anyways. Hope you're all having a good weekend. Don't unfriend me for this post, because I could've done worse and included pictures.
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maximum turtle

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So today, approx 20mins ago, I was pulled over. Two cop cars. Why? My lights weren't on while my wipers were going. Granted I could understand this if it were actually raining. I was occasionally flicking my wipers on from the very light drizzle. This also being a cop that passed my house 10 minutes prior and slowed down to watch me smoke my cigarette before I hopped into my car. And then parked down the street, waiting long enough for me to finish, drive around the block and get halfway to the highway.
And then asks me if I was on parole or had any convictions while asking for my car registration.


I'll just chalk this up to DWB(Driving While Black). Apparantly I am now accepted in the general populace. :P
maximum turtle

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Bold the ones that are true for you. The list is based on an exercise developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. The exercise developers ask that if you participate in this blog game, you acknowledge their copyright.

A response to this.
9/34: my mom is a single mom and a teacher. we're counted as middle class, but it only counts before taxes.
when i start a family it will probably be lower or middle middle class due to my developing white collarness.

- Father went to college
- Father finished college
- Mother went to college
- Mother finished college
- Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor
- Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers
- Had more than 50 books in your childhood home.
- Had more than 500 books in your childhood home
- Were read children's books by a parent.
- Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18
- Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18
- The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively
- Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18
- Your parents paid for the majority of your college costs
- Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
- Went to a private high school
- Went to summer camp only day camps or week-long camps, and mostly 'cause it was better than sitting at the babysitter all summer
- Had a private tutor before you turned 18
- Family vacations involved staying at hotels only when en route
- Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18
- Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them.
- There was original art in your house when you were a child
- Had a phone in your room before you turned 18
- You and your family lived in a single family house. (condo)
- Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
- You had your own room as a child. (only child)
- Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course
- Had your own TV in your room in High School. (bought and built a computer too.)
- Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College
- Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16. (family trip to hawaii)
- Went on a cruise with your family
- Went on more than one cruise with your family
- Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up.
- You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family.
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maximum turtle

Life is good.

Best friend in Vegas having a good time. Two other friends in good spirits and feeling well. Building a relationship with a new friend who's definitely cool. My personal projects are developing well and becoming more robust and functional. I have a new job in the Googleplex. I am no longer sick and icky feeling.
All is calmly well and good.
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swirl shell

I'm never longwinded.

Today was a good day. Ran errands, got stuff done. Went out and socialized at night, dinner, movie. Got home undressed and relaxed. A good day.

I'm really not seeing what the big hubub about driving was. I mean I can appreciate and enjoy the increased travel time efficiency of having one's own vehicular transport. Hell, I couldn't have attended the appointment in Gilroy without it. At the same time, it's the same things, at around the same times, with just a little bit of more conveniance. It is appreciable, but not grand.

I'm installing a car alarm today, and tomorrow. Car wiring is weird and complex, but not without rhyme or reason. Really it's all a matter of understanding electronics and having the appropriate diagrams. I had the most rediculous joy today when hooking up the brain and 1/3rd of the wires and playing with the remotes.

I made a good portion of my coworkers double take when I dropped in for my paycheck. I'm never there weekends. It was nice just dropping by and not having the omg+obligation running through my head. Not that it lacks in fun.

Dinner tonight was a birthday for a friend of a friend of a friend, who is now a friend. It's nice to know that there are people I('d) socialize with who are the same age if not older. It's frightening sometimes, the fact that the majority of my friends and people with whom I socialize are 2-7 years younger. It's not so much of an issue 10 years from now, but when the person you're looking at as a dating prospect can't even legally purchase alcohol... It's a unsettling thought.

Tonight's movie was FF4: Rise of the Silversurfer. It made up for the lackluster sequels I'd watched lately. Pirates was good, but didn't leave the same yummy taste as the first, and we won't even discuss Spiderman 3.

Since my normal movie organizing friend has dropped off the face of the planet once more, I've ended up rallying the last few moviegoing groups. Since I no longer work in the same department as those I typically bring along, it's not the same social event as it once was. It is nice to see the friendly faces that I enoyed spending time with, but there's not the same comraderie there once was. That split of the white and blue collars maybe, but probably no more than increased social distance.

I'm worrying about a friend of mine who recently injured herself. I need to visit. I'm sad that I'm not going to see my father this Father's Day. Perhaps I should drop by. I miss the one who's smile makes me glow a little brighter and who's hugs make me warm inside. I can't wait till Sunday.
I hate not having enough time, enough money, or enough energy to see everyone and do everything that I want to. C'est la vie.

I'm actually finding myself missing MsO. But that's a hell of a long drive... in many senses.
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