Tue 29 Apr 2003
...when you're having fun, right? well, i have no idea where this night went, and i spent the whole thing sitting in front of my computer working on different variations of a poster. i think i've finally got one together that works and should be easy enough to print out on a standard printer (though on legal-size paper rather than letter-size paper).
Sun 27 Apr 2003
oh, the joy of magnetic poetry
swim together through a chocolate lake
spring beneath the shadow of an eternity
Wed 23 Apr 2003
right, after a slow week at work, i've actually succeeded in converting the whole site (except for the postcards and pandora's box) to php format. at an average of 160 pages edited per day, it only took me three days. it should be much easier to update now, thankfully. if you feel like perusing almost 500 pictures, please let me know if there are any errors in the photo album pages. always be sure to remove the NOSPAM portion of the email address so it doesn't bounce back to you.
Mon 21 Apr 2003
for a limited time only
sometimes i wonder what this world is coming to... well, not sometimes. it's more of a constant thing. but commercials drive me mental. no wonder prescription drugs are so expensive what with the pharmaceutical companies spending all their money on adversiting. ask your doctor if you need this drug. do you want to enhance your sex life? are you going through menopause? we have drugs for everything, but we can't cure cancer. we have drugs to make you virile, but we can't stop the spread of aids.
Fri 18 Apr 2003
...another dollar. or at least that's supposed to be how it works, right? it's been terribly slow at work recently, but it's given me time to get some reading and website stuff done. in the meantime, i've been listening to the british broadcasting corporation, oregon public broadcasting, national public radio, and a wide variety of music. the war seems to be winding down a bit, but the situation doesn't seem to have improved much. words like "imperialist" are still being referenced in the news when speaking about america, and that's a disturbing trend.
Wed 16 Apr 2003
death and taxes
the only sure things, eh? today is the dreaded day when taxes are due. i heard on the news today that approximately 80% of governmental paperwork is related to taxes. isn't this a bit much? it's about time that the government and the irs shortened the tax code... heck, while we're at it, why don't they honour the original agreement of income taxes? they were instated to assist with funding the war; not the gulf war, not the vietnam war, not even the korean war. income taxes were supposed to go away once the war was over, but they didn't, did they? didn't we leave england in the first place to get away from micromanaging on the part of the kingdom? i could go on for ages on this topic, but suffice it to say that taxes are the bane of the middle and lower classes in this country, and our government (a.k.a. corporate america) doesn't seem to care. one of these days, i'll organize my thoughts and put up a tax rant, but for now, it's just a random entry here.
Sun 13 Apr 2003
right, so the day after i get this thing configured as a blog, i leave for three days. i had a great time at the coast for two and a half days in spite of the intermittent rain. sometimes that's the best thing about the oregon coast: watching the storms come in over the horizon. luckily, it was generally nice during the daylight, and the storms hit in the evening while i was there. the main drawback to clouds and rain on the coast is the lack of decent photo opportunities, especially landscape shots.
Fri 11 Apr 2003
after much editing and rearranging, i've updated a good portion of this site to run using pMachine, however, there may still be glitches here and there. please let me know if you find any errors or pages that don't load by clicking on the "contact webmaster" link to the left. be sure to remove NOSPAM from the email address before you try sending or it'll bounce back to you.
Thu 10 Apr 2003
and so it begins...
...the end of the world as we know it. the mock turtle just configured a blog on her site. i've been working on it for about 18 hours now, with about 6 hours taken out to sleep briefly, and i've almost got it to a point where everything works. i tend to try to make things harder than they need to be, and that's why it took me so long to figure out how to get it configured the way i wanted. in the meantime, i've been deleting junk mail, listening to a wide variety of music, and thinking about all the other things i should be doing around the house. this, however, is much more fun than putting away laundry, cleaning out the truck, or organizing the various piles of papers around the living room. i've got to get some of it done, though, or i'll feel guilty when i leave for the weekend to visit the coast. maybe i'll have some pics to put up here eventually. so, right now, i'm kinda rambling, so i should shut up... in a bit. the software i'm using for this blog is called pMachine, and it's really quite easy to set up and use. i'm just a freak who, as i said before, tries to make things out to be much harder than they are in reality. so here you are, reading my blog... feel free to check out the rest of the site. personally i recommend the photo albums and the rants.
quote of the moment:
It is not the existence of authority but its use and abuse that disrupt the common patterns of behaviour and test the tensile strength of character.