In the name of Justice, Love, Truth, and Food...
My world consists of anime, piano, books, sloth and gluttony. If you see any other subject matter, it's only a momentary lapse.

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Current Anime
(ordered by priority)
Boogiepop Phantom, Wolf's Rain, Crest of the Stars, .hack//sign

Currently Reading
E Pluribus Unicorn by Theodore Sturgeon

I Am Legend by Richard Mathetson

The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

The Plague by Albert Camus

the lexfiles
mad world
sarah daisy
sterno pants
listen missy
the red zone
southern relish
tastes like chicken


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wSaturday, August 09, 2003

My lord, I've been productive today. It's a pretty good feeling.

The webmaster delivered a bookshelf this morning that matches the desk she gave me last weekend. It's still empty, but its presence means I don't have to doublestack my books in the $20 Walmart bookcases I have.

Next, I watched Mighty Aphrodite on the cable TV that I rarely use because I watch too much anime on my computer.

After that I decided to fix up the hot sync on my palm pilot. Then I downloaded a couple of programs that let me convert text files into files readable on the palm pilot. I installed A Scanner Darkly by P.K. Dick. Scifi and cyberpunk only on this palm - because reading a book on my palm pilot is just slick.

Yes, I'm behind the times a bit, but I'm catching up.

I'm now really excited to go out with Sarah Daisy and Chaos this evening. I feel I deserve it, having worked so hard on the weekend when I usually just sit on my ass and veg. It was difficult to get my brain in gear on a Saturday like it is during the week when I'm actually at work.

Am I becoming a responsible adult?

posted by Beatriz at 6:30 PM


Chilling with a cup of Gevalia coffee and a cigarette. If I ever quit smoking, the combination of coffee and cigarettes will be what I miss the most.

The employer's webmaster just left, she delivered a nice big bookcase that matches the computer desk she gave me last week. Yay, hand-me-downs!

I suppose this means I should really start to get organized. Nah.

Sarah Daisy and I have a new friend, Chaos, who is now linked from my page, over yonder to the left. Not a blog, persay, but under his "news" section he has some recent commentary void of capital letters. Check out his artwork, it's pretty cool. Totally charming little boy who lives near my parental units in good ol' Montgomery County. He's also an anime fan, but hasn't seen very much (that I have). I'm planning an Eva marathon with the three of us in my apartment. It's a must-see series for any anime fan, and even though Sarah refuses to watch anime, now she's outvoted. We'll placate her with some N Sync viewing.

Clean? Write? Practice piano? Go get my hair cut? Decisions, decisions....

posted by Beatriz at 12:43 PM

wFriday, August 08, 2003

Finally finished X TV. The ending was a bit disappointing. But I'd already started becoming disillusioned with the series around episode 15 or so. The plots, twists and details were so cool up until then, I even had a big ol' spreadsheet to figure everything out.

Then they took about 3 episodes to explain everything I'd already understood.

Then the characters started making totally dumbass decisions. Everyone was dying, Hinoto was pissing me off as usual, and her "episode" really made no sense to me at all. Arashi loved Sorata, but then randomly decided to go to the Dragon of Earth. And of course Sorata died protecting her. She wouldn't have put herself in the position to be killed by Fuma if she had just stayed with her own people. So that was retarded. I was pleased about Yuzuriha and Kusanagi, they were very cute together. But everything got so predictable at the end, and the people I most liked were dead.

At least it's over. Definitely not on the buy list. Tentative personal rating: 7.5.

posted by Beatriz at 8:26 PM


A physician claims these are actual comments from his patients made while he was performing colonoscopies:
  1. "Take it easy, Doc, you're boldly going where no man has gone before."
  2. "Find Amelia Earhart yet?"
  3. "Can you hear me NOW?"
  4. "Oh boy, that was sphincterrific!"
  5. "Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?"
  6. "You know, in Arkansas, we're now legally married."
  7. "Any sign of the trapped miners, Chief?"
  8. "Hey! Now I know how a Muppet feels!"
  9. "If your hand doesn't fit, you must acquit!"
  10. "Hey, Doc, let me know if you find my dignity."
  11. "You used to be an executive at Enron, didn't you?"
  12. "Could you write me a note for my wife, saying that my head is not, in fact, up there?"

posted by Beatriz at 2:54 PM

wTuesday, August 05, 2003

I have to quote from this letter in support of the unions' struggle against Verizon.
Verizon is just another American corporation with absolutely no interest in what is right and necessary for their employees. They are bargaining with full knowledge there will be no interference from a Republican controlled White House and Congress. Those in controlling positions are content with the rape of the employees who are responsible for the growth and financial well being of their organization. They have no interest in the American economy or adding to the growing numbers of unemployed.

As Americans watch what is transpiring between Verizon Corporation and the unions representing their employees, the consumer will begin to understand that they do not have to deal with such a business. There are too many choices in the market place. The American people will support your efforts.
Hope he's right.

posted by Beatriz at 10:39 AM

wMonday, August 04, 2003

I wanted to separate the post on the new anime I started today from the topics below. Full Metal Panic! is fabulous. It has some of the high school, flirting stuff, but it's got scifi and mecha to cut into the sweetness. I actually think the character interactions are kind of cute.

Unfortunately, the copy of the third ep is corrupt. I've started and stopped the kazaa downloads of the eps so many times; if I'd just been patient and let the things run, everything would've worked. But not having the episodes to veg out in front of, I managed to clean up my apartment a little bit. While listening to the theme song, of course.

posted by Beatriz at 12:57 AM


Interesting weekend. Two IRC folks stayed at my place. One had a wedding in Baltimore, so he drove here from Chicago. The other flew in from Toronto. I had to kick them out a couple of times so I could have some peace and quiet. I wonder if Trinity is ever going to recover. If Josh just wasn't so loud, I'd be a little less anxious.

But they were a great help to me over the weekend. I love being alone in my apartment, but having company isn't that bad. The place got messy pretty quickly, but I cleaned a bit when Francois was sightseeing and Josh was at his wedding.

I picked up a brand n-used computer desk from the job's webmaster. It's way cool, it has a huge hutch with all these shelves and compartments. Lots of room by the monitor, keyboard tray, footrest. When I was putting things away, I totally started to organize them. Web and program manuals, employee handbook, old stories I have only on paper, the GRE handbook. I'm so excited. The boys were indispensable to putting it together.

They also brought a bunch of computer equipment so we could all sit around with our respective units and be internetting. We're also all on IRC, chatting to each other there. Guess it's a geek thing.

Also, I installed the Mozilla Firebird browser, on their recommendation. I remember liking Netscape when I used it about 4 years ago, but I switched to IE because it was better integrated with windows. Or something. Anyways, Mozilla is based on netscape code, so I have the cool old feel of that browser, plus a lot faster loading and better overall look.

posted by Beatriz at 12:33 AM