Where Have I Been?

mryuck.jpg A week has gone by with no up­dates for one very good rea­son and sev­er­al oth­er cir­cum­stances that feed in­to it.

Over last week­end my host­ing com­pa­ny mi­grat­ed all of my stuff on to a new [nicer and hope­ful­ly more se­cure] server. Everything ap­pears to have made it over ex­cept for the key di­rec­to­ry the holds all of the scripts for MovableType. Ergo, I couldn’t login, y’all couldn’t com­ment, etc. Needless to say, that didn’t get fixed un­til last evening. Here is a vague re­cap of my week then.

Last Saturday evening my friend Brian Johnsen came back to his home­town of Cleveland to vis­it his ‘rents. He is get­ting mar­ried in a lit­tle over a mon­th in Indianapolis. I was in­vit­ed, with Liam and Anne [who might have just had her baby, I should call], to his mother’s place for din­ner and minia­ture golf af­ter­ward. I’m pret­ty sure I won the minia­ture golf. Sunday I went to church and did laun­dry and had eggs and a que­sadil­la for din­ner.

Monday I woke up and my stom­ach hurt a lit­tle. I made it to work but left af­ter an hour. When I got home I puked and shat my way to a de­hy­drat­ed state of deleri­um as my stom­ach tried to con­sume it­self. Food poi­son­ing blows. Sometime that night I re­ceived a phone call from Liam invit­ing me to the Sonic Youth con­cert the next day. It turned out lat­er that the con­cert was ac­tu­al­ly go­ing on when he called me, but oh well.

I made it in to work on Tuesday a cou­ple of hours lat­er than usu­al. Work has been a fuck­ing god­damn cock­slap fart-hork­ing pit of some­thing this week. Mostly be­cause an un­named ex-team mem­ber did not care to provide me with ad­e­quate doc­u­men­ta­tion or train­ing for main­frame statute ex­trac­tion script­ing and now both feels put-up­on when I ask about the il­leg­i­ble and non­sen­si­cal scrawls on the backs of scrap pa­per that qual­i­fies as doc­u­men­ta­tion and gloats over the fact that I’m fucked, she fucked me over, couldn’t give a fuck about it and can’t be fuck­ing touched. Deep breath.

Yesterday I was fi­nal­ly able to con­sume a full meal. At lunch I ate at the Winking Lizard and had a burg­er, steak fries and a root beer float.

A cou­ple of links:

Music Plasma: a pret­ty groovy GUI that makes a web of artists re­lat­ed by the style of mu­sic.

This wom­an weighed al­most 100 pounds for every foot of her height.

Really crap­py trail­er for a re­al­ly crap­py-look­ing movie, based on a rather crap­py video game.

Penetrating ar­ti­cle on writ­ing style.

A sim­ple, fun game. [in German, but fear not]

[all links shame­less­ly plun­dered from MeFi and oth­er places]

10 thoughts on “Where Have I Been?

  1. Wow! Everytime I am sick like that,my di­et con­sists of 7up,saltines and chick­en noodle soup from Noodles and Co.Anyway I hope you are feel­ing bet­ter!

  2. Whoa… I need to check in­to your site more of­ten… hey my par­ents think you’re mov­ing to Chicago when your lease gets up, I thought you were mov­ing to Coventry? BTW, you have my new email right? hadesarrow@​yahoo.​com I have a new phone num­ber too, but I don’t ac­tu­al­ly re­mem­ber what it is…

  3. Are you sure it was food poi­son­ing af­ter TGI Fridays? Because every­time I go there I feel pukey af­ter­ward too. I be­lieve the main in­gre­di­ent in all their food is grease.

  4. OK, just check­ing. And Fridays has no re­deem­ing qual­i­ties. Well. Except for the milk­shakes. And they don’t count be­cause they’re too ex­pen­sive.

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