February 28, 2003
Live shrimp!

Now, shrimp sushi isn't a big deal. Hell, even Rick will eat that (or at least he did once, I dunno if we could get him to do that again). But what about live shrimp? We went to the local sushi place for lunch and one of the chefs, Sato, gives us this look and asks if we want to try shrimp sushi. Alex and I looked at each other and said "Well, yeah...", but we were leary because Sato looked so conspiratorial. He goes in the back and comes out with two big LIVE shrimp. Okay, I can eat Uni. But this? Sato and Shin-gi (the other chef) kept saying "it's the best, really good!" and stuff like that so I figured it'd be good, but they also kept stressing that the shrimp was STILL ALIVE when you eat it. It was a strange experience. It was really good (sweet, really), but when you bite off the piece from the end of the tail I noticed that the little fins twitched. That was a bit creepy. Then Sato fried up the heads tempura style and we ate them too, shell and all. Very crunchy. And good. But weird.

Posted by ed at 01:25 PM
February 27, 2003
Evil blimps!

This is too funny.

Posted by ed at 06:47 PM
So long, neighbor...

R.I.P., Mr Rodgers.

Posted by ed at 07:13 AM
February 24, 2003
Here's a thought...

I'm going to set up, on the LG site, a means by which we can have a 'tribunal' of sorts. The prosecution will be able to set up it's arguments and the defense will be able to set up it's counter arguments. Then the bloggers can decided based on the evidence what they thing the judgment should be. What say you? I can easily make it private and viewable to only those who should be privy, however I feel it would be of interest to all. I will respect all opinions in this matter however and limit prticipation if that is felt to be necessary. Please comment below on weather or not this is felt to be useful or not and if it should be closed or open.

Posted by ed at 09:33 PM
February 23, 2003
Boys night out

Why is it that we always end up drunker than skunks and hung over every time? And why is it that we'll do it again? Oh, yeah.. it's funner than hell...

Posted by ed at 12:12 PM
February 20, 2003
These boots are made for walking...

Posted by ed at 07:50 PM
More waiting...

So I ordered these boots, because I think they are nifty, and now I've been sitting here waiting for the mail to be delivered for about 2 1/2 hours. All I can say is that they had better be the best fucking boots in the world.

Wait... could that me the mailman? I think so...

Ok. These boots fit perfect and are really comfortable. Of course, now I need a new leather jacket to match them...

Posted by ed at 02:16 PM
Nevermind

It seems like nothing is happening after all. You can all go back to your regularly scheduled lives now. Nothing to see here...

Posted by ed at 09:56 AM
February 19, 2003
I hate waiting.

I am waiting now to hear back from some people about something. It may mean moving to Carlsbad, or around there.

Arg! This would come up when I can't get a hold of Vicki. I want to talk to her about this. If it works out it'll mean that I'm staying in California for at least a year, but it'll also mean a really good opportunity that I have to take if I can.

Well, who knows. It might go nowhere, so maybe I'm getting worked up for nothing. We'll see.

Posted by ed at 05:28 PM
Complicated

My life is looking like it's getting complex. And it's only going to get weirder. Hoo boy.

Posted by ed at 11:17 AM
“Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice...

I got a call from the company that emailed me yesterday. I have a phone interview in a bit. This is getting interesting...

Posted by ed at 10:09 AM
February 18, 2003
Out of the blue

I got a couple of interesting emails out of the blue today, asking about my resume. It's nice to know someone is interested, but it was not from anyplace I expected. Sounds interesting though.

Posted by ed at 12:25 PM
February 17, 2003
Poor little tree...

You know that little Charlie Brown lookin' pathetic tree in my webcam picture? I'm pretty sure it is dead now. Sad, huh? Not exactly unexpected, though; I'm not much of a plant person.

Posted by ed at 07:01 PM
February 16, 2003
Umm, whoops.

I'm a jack ass sometimes. Just often enough to keep me humble, I think. Because, let's face it, I'm a hell of a guy, right? (Don't answer that!)

Posted by ed at 06:49 PM
February 14, 2003
Friday Five

1. Explain why you started to journal/blog.

I wanted a forum to vent my spleen without having to use the stupid fucking guestbook on the LG site.

2. Do people you interact with day to day or family members know about your journal/blog? Why or why not?

Some. I don't know.

3. Do you have a theme for your journal/blog?

No.

4. What direction would you like to have your journal/blog go in over the next year?

More bitching and whining and venting of my spleen.

5. Pimp five of your favorite journals/blogs.

boingboing.net www.cruel.com www.gizmodo.com www.joelonsoftware.com slashdot.org

Posted by ed at 10:59 AM
February 11, 2003
Ghosts

Ever had a ghost come back to haunt you? Silly thing is, you almost forget them, then they pop up and say 'Hi!'

Isn't that nice of them?

Where are the Ghostbusters when I need them?

Posted by ed at 09:24 PM
Ever had one of those days?

Today started out ok. It started raining hard last night (well, hard for SoCal) and it was nice to hear. I slept really well. Got to work and got a lot done right away. Then I get an email. An accusatory one. Then I got another one from someone else. That's all well and good, except for one thing: I have NO clue what either person is talking about. So I spent the rest of the day being either pissed off or confused or worried that I may have done or said something stupid. Now I'm just irritated as all hell. I know I have done nothing to warrant this crap, and this has screwed what would/should have been a good day.

It's like when you have a good morning until you are in traffic and somebody cuts you off or something. Then you get all bent and it messes up the rest of the day. That's what today was like.

Posted by ed at 05:42 PM
February 08, 2003
Wow, part 2...

Wow, indeed. I barely remember making that last post. Lare and I were also fairly shit faced. Heh.

Posted by ed at 11:39 AM
Wow.

Lare and I saw the best hockey game ever tonight. 8-2. Not only that, but Smokey got a hat trick. AND that stupid 'McFlurry Minute' thing actally happened!! We've got vouchers for McDonalds McFlurries because of Smoky's goal.

It was such a great game.

Posted by ed at 01:51 AM
February 05, 2003
Summer time fun...

Posted by ed at 01:51 PM
February 04, 2003
This is too funny....

Posted by ed at 03:08 PM
February 03, 2003
A productive day

I took the day off today. My official excuse is that I have to meet with my tax man today (and boy are my taxes going to be interesting this year...) I didn't need a whole day for that, even if it is in Costa Mesa. I'm glad I did take the day off though, as I actually got quite a bit done today.

My weekends tend to be busy, mostly with driving down to Orange County from Tarzana and back again. It's a long drive. Then there's hockey. Sunday is the only day I have to really relax, but then I have laundry to do. This all means that I haven't had a lot of time to work on personal projects.

Today, however I had lots of time to do that, and managed to release a new version of StartupItem Manager. It's long over due and I have a slew of features I want to add, but I felt that this version had enough bug fixes (only a couple) and features (again only a couple, but they are important) that I figured that it was worth a release. Plus there is a tendency to hold off on releases. There's always one more thing to add, etc. But if you don't cut it off at some point and release the damn thing it'll never get done.

Of course I did other things today as well. I finally got my Jeep washed. It's been, oh, about six months at least, so I thought it might be nice to do that. I also ran some errands that needed to get done.

I also got a kick out of the hornets nest I stirred up with my last post. It's a healthy sign that there are so many varied and strong opinions.

All in all I've had a good day.

Posted by ed at 02:59 PM
February 01, 2003
Addendum

I just saw on CNN that in Iraq they are saying that the Columbia tragedy is 'God's retribution'. I can't wait till we bomb the fuck out of those basards.

Posted by ed at 03:57 PM
Rest in peace

One of my fondest memories is of the first Space Shuttle launch. I was late for school because I didn't want to miss seeing the launch.

I was going to try and write something eloquent here about the tragic events of this morning, but I just don't have the words.

Posted by ed at 02:32 PM