9-30-00 (02:17)
  • no class today.
  • went and helped old friend's brother by making sure his computer worked before they paid the people who fixed it. didn't even know i had this friend until she called and asked for the favor.
  • was in sociology class the other day and the teacher asked if anyone had heard of karl marx...just about everyone raised their hands. then he asked if anyone had heard of marx as a social theorist, same result. then he asked if anyone had heard of karl marx and communism - i was the only one to raise my hand. this was in a class of over 100 people. i wonder if people thought it was a trick question or what.
  • updated movies list.
  • watched more of the olympics. i think a lot of the olympics is a joke. i know for a fact that if you picked five of the best basketball players in los angeles, coached them together for a year and put them in the Olympics that they would win all the games they played. my point is that the "dream team" which is representing us now isn't the best the us has to offer, isn't really a team, and shouldn't have to win by 20 points against a team which has trained together for years and really does have the best that country has to offer.
  • i need to learn how to be more firm when i say "no" to people. that, or people need to take no for an answer more often.
  • watched a video today which showed me how to tune-up the bug. as soon as i get him back i'm going to start tuning him up and hopefully finishing up final touches on the outside, then start on the inside full bore.
  • i think led zeppelin is a pretty good band.
  • the frat next door is loud and annoying. then again so are most girls.
  • i think the only time that pcs were ahead of macs was when they thought that computers could be pieces of furniture. the new imacs make that statement with all the new colors they're coming out with. ibms have always had the cream color and the black color. i actually new a couple people who bought the black monitors, cases, mice, keyboards, etc to make their computer more of a fashion statement. macs just took it one step further.
  • i'm going to try and stop complaining about things which i can reasonably change. i therefore reserve the right to complain about the government since i cannot reasonably make a significant change. and so forth.
  • jones got a bronze in the long jump. oddly she got it even though she had the second longest jump, the reason being that she was tied with someone else. the rule is that in the event of a tie the person with the longer jump prior to that jump will be the leader. that rule cost her the silver and me 25 cents.

  • 9-29-00 (01:21)

  • saw the women's soccer team score the best goal i've ever witnessed. with about 20 seconds left in regulation they tied the game. they ended up losing to a (according to andres cantor) lesser norway team. cantor is a broadcasting legend at this point. he yelled "gooooal" for 22 seconds when cameroon beat brazil.
  • watching the russians play the americans in basketball. there was a little bit of a squabble at the end of the half. i'm for brotherhood and amiable relations most of the time, but there has to be a time when people can be somewhat uncivilized and let things loose. i think sports are a great venue for this. that's why i don't have much of a problem with people occasionally fighting during sports. this is an unpopular view, but i think to deny one's urges is to deny the very thing that makes us human. the catch being that there should be a time and place. sports provide this time and place for me.
  • the 200m race was a disappointment because it should have been called back because of a false start. as a result john capel ended up losing. without a doubt had the start been a fair one he would have won by at least 2 tenths. such is the olympics.
  • the bronze medal winner in the decathlon - chris huffins - seems like a really really cool guy. happy for him.
  • class was good, both my classes seem fun and interesting.
  • found out that becoming a government teacher is one of the harder subjects to find an open position in. might need to take up to three tests. it's all going to be a drag, but i have a long time to do things step by step.
  • only one player on the entire us olympic basketball roster has won any championship - gary payton got a gold in 96. no one else won in the college finals or nba finals. i'm really surprised by how many people on the "dream team" are basically just second rate players. eventually the rest of the world will catch up, eventually.
  • going to watch high noon now.

  • 9-28-00 (02:00)

  • classes tomorrow from 12-3. 3-? figuring out about being a teacher. ?-? helping phil with his bed. that sounds bad.
  • updated movies list.
  • updated schedule.
  • i think it's really cool that pearl jam is releasing 25 cd sets to their fans - all live stuff that normally would be bootlegged for 25 bucks a pop. i never understood why more bands didn't sell their live material.
  • it'll be cool once the cd players which recognize mp3 files are cheap. they're about 200 bucks now, but then again each cd can carry about 750 minutes worth of music.
  • i want to watch the basketball game versus russia tomorrow night. should be fun.
  • speaking of basketball - i hope everyone got the chance to see vince carter dunk over (literally completely over his head) a seven foot player. jumped over him, dunked the ball, celebrated. it was one of the best moments in the sydney olympics.

  • 9-27-00 (01:48)

  • updated movies list.
  • waking up early tomorrow to do a favor for vern, then shooting over to phil's to help him out with his life, then i have a meeting for work.
  • olympics were really good today.

  • 9-26-00 (16:24)

  • didn't watch magnolia today, but i listened to the last third. there are some movies/albums that really get rolling at certain points. the b-side of abbey road, the middle of paul's boutique, and the last third or so of magnolia are all examples of everything clicking well and rolling along perfectly.
  • took in the bug today at around 1030, took the bus back. it'll be done sometime next week.
  • there are too many hot chicks out and about these days.
  • went on campus and asked about graduating on time, being a teacher, etc. need to come back thursday to find out about teaching credential programs.
  • i'm officially going to start purchasing beatles albums on cd. my abbey road lp is a little warped in one point and makes a tick throughout the album.

  • 9-26-00 (03:08)

  • updated movies list.
  • malcolm gets about 8 coats of paint in the next week.
  • freshmen have all moved in, it's a pretty sight.
  • got five more movies today. i think this year has been very good in terms of covering the classics. i've seen lots of movies i had not seen before and a few which i had, but didn't fully appreciate until the second viewing. at the end of the year i'll count how many new movies i've seen.
  • school starts thursday.
  • goto library job wednesday for orientation type stuff.
  • saw michael johnson cement his dominance in the 400m. it really is too bad he has no competition. there would be a sub 43 second 400 if he was paced for the first 250. then again i've never thought too highly of pacing, though the europeans do it all the time.
  • only 12.5 gigs free on my secondary hard drive.

  • 9-25-00 (03:37)

  • updated movies list.
  • women's diving champ is from the u.s. - that rocks.

  • 9-24-00 (06:00)

  • updated movies list.
  • "since i don't have you" by the skyliners is probably the saddest song ever.
  • i think vern's going to be gone all day tomorrow.
  • tomorrow is church day so there will be even less to do.

  • 9-23-00 (04:57)

  • just retrieved jesus from phil's house. saw the popo coming right towards me while i was in the bike lane. killed the engine and thus the lights, but i'm sure he saw me. i retreated into the bushes and looked for brake lights, saw none. cranked him up again and jetted the rest of the way home. jesus guides, jesus saves.
  • not sure whether to sleep and try to wake up at noon or so and watch two movies before the olympics or to watch a movie now and sleep later into the day.

  • 9-23-00 (02:15)

  • i'm going to start being more tough in my ratings of recent movies because there are far too many thumbs ups.
  • updated movies list.
  • my days consist of this: wake up fairly late (usually from 1-2pm) watch a movie, eat, play frisbee golf, watch olympics (7p-12a), watch movie, check email, update page, sleep, repeat.
  • the 50m men's freestyle was awesome today - got to see the american's get two gold medals in the same race - a tie. they were both underdogs too. very fun race to watch.
  • saw michael johnson, jones, and greene win their respective races which means they all qualify for the quarterfinals.
  • running boards came today, now all i need to do is to drop off the bug for a week or so.
  • finished my wrench sleeve holder thingy. i think i'm fresh outta projects, except for malcolm.
  • i think my first project in that category will be making some kind of mobile toolbox which should include needed parts as well as tools.

  • 9-22-00 (02:05)

  • updated movies list.
  • just watched the us basketball team beat lithuania by "only" 9 points. i think its so sad that people will be criticizing the US team for having beaten a team by only 9 points. a) they won. b) they're playing a team that includes an entire country's best players. c) they're playing a team that has practiced together for years more than they have. d) this year's dream team is missing the following nba players: shaq, kobe bryant, david robinson, patrick ewing, tim duncan, reggie miller, scottie pippen, glen rice, mookie blaylock, terrell brandon, eddie jones, penny hardaway, grant hill, john stockton, karl malone, chris webber, juwan howard, latrell sprewell, keith van horn, etc. that's a small list of some of the greatest players in the world all of whom are not (but could be) playing for the US team...take any five of them and i'd bet that team would beat any team in the world. all this and yet people, when they hear of the "upset" will cry in horror "how could the US be so close to losing?"
  • people take things for granted.
  • played frisbee golf today, got two birdies, it was a good round.
  • it's amazing what ignorance does to people. it's also amazing how exciting sports can be when you actually understand everything that goes into them. the ones that don't generally enjoy basketball are the ones who claim it is just a matter of "throwing a ball into a basket."
  • i don't know, but i think ignorance is bad.
  • if there's one thing i can't stand it's intolerance.
  • the exorcist is being re-released, that's pretty cool. watch it if you haven't already.
  • i think M is one of the greatest movies under 100 mins long. paths of glory is in there too (87 mins).
  • the person upstairs doesn't like it when i play music at 3 in the morning. freak.
  • i wonder if anyone took that last part seriously.
  • saw two movies i had already seen, but enjoyed both of them more the second time than the first.
  • need to rent the awful truth, this is spinal tap, barry lyndon and some others the next time i go to the rental place.
  • i'm tired and hungry.

  • 9-21-00 (02:07)

  • "we keep comin they can't wipe us out, they can't lick us, cuz we're the people...we'll go on forever"
  • updated movies list.
  • it's amazing how much of an impact railroads have had on making the world more "white." they facilitated westward movement and manifest destiny more than any other invention. at the same time they could become great equalizers - literally putting small towns on the map by virtue of being close to the rail. i'm sure there are books on just this subject.
  • grapes of wrath was really really good in a lot of ways. i finally know exactly what the song "ghost of tom joad" is all about. i more or less knew before, but seeing that last scene with henry fonda cemented it.
  • one of the great exchanges was between a farmer whose land is being taken away by "the man" and the messenger who gives him the bad news. kind of need to see it to appreciate it.
  • finally fixed the dining room table today, found some wood, nailed what needed to be nailed and now it works great. if only we had some chairs.
  • i need more light in my room, but refuse to buy something that comes for free 12+ hours a day.
  • made a quasi LP case by cutting off the tops of a cardboard box, works well enough and was free. boxes are normally very expensive - i was surprised to learn this.
  • started making my wrench sleeve a while back, need to make a lot of stitches, but the overall design is laid out and should work well. i wanted to have a place to put all my metric wrenches without buying a special case. so i cut off the leg of one of my old jeans and am using it to make a long piece of cloth with slots in it for wrenches. i will end up putting all my metric wrenches into their respective slots and then rolling up the whole pant leg which should fit nicely in my toolbox. verdict isn't in since i haven't sewn it all up yet.
  • bob costas was funny today and set the record straight when some retard said that misty hyman's victory over o'neill was "the greatest upset in olympic history." i'll admit that it was quite an upset since o'neill hadn't lost in the last 4 years and it was pretty fun to watch. costas pointed out that the u.s. beating the russians in 1980 in hockey was more of an upset. he actually phrased it more along the lines of "that was quite an upset, but as for the greatest in olympic history...? well, there was a certain hockey game in 1980." that's the beauty of bob costas - he's got a good deal of style.
  • the beastie boys/rage against the machine tour is officially canceled.
  • i like what the preacher in grapes of wrath says about "good" and "bad."
  • word on the street is that johnny might be coming to davis for grad school type activities. that would be neat. he might even come this weekend; that, too, would be neat. if he does i might get more LPs for my "LP case."
  • where are the free market advocates? i haven't heard anyone talk yet of capitalism supremacy in the context of athletic competition (esp. the Olympics).
  • our ant problem has decreased significantly, however they still creep up on us occasionally while we sit around.
  • seen two of the ten movies i rented...need to see 3 tomorrow.
  • i think that the triathlon in this olympics was a joke because it was too short. i like the ironman far more.

  • 9-20-00 (01:05)

  • updated movies list.
  • went to kdvs and had the show today, it was decent.
  • afterwards we went to work and tried to do the impossible.
  • as soon as the running boards come in i'll take in malcolm to be resurrected.
  • talked to the management today about getting a covered parking space. they are such white hoedunk white people, it's quite funny. they're actually really nice, despite cussing constantly, talking about "orientals" and their trash emptying habits, etc. at first they explained that they not only didn't have any open spaces, but open covered spaces are reserved for tenets who have been here for a year or more. i explained to them that i was getting the car painted and talked to the guy about volkswagens for a bit (he once owned a 1968). they're going to clear aside a spot for me which should work out well.

  • 9-19-00 (00:10)

  • at the just 4 hours ago i would have told you that my day was completely open, free to work on malcolm, wake up late, watch movies, the olympics, etc. now i have work in vacaville and a kdvs show to do in the morning. i was actually looking forward to not doing anything. that'll have to wait till tomorrow.
  • our air conditioner works a lot better than i had first thought.
  • finally got around to doing some laundry today.
  • had a bbq today and finally ate that trip tip that has been sitting around since my grandmother's visit. it was really good.
  • offspring is pretty cool in my book. news.
  • went golfing today, that was cool. my unorthodox shot is pretty effective.

  • 9-18-00 (01:38)

  • updated movies list.
  • updated cdlist.
  • there is plenty to report about from the oakland trip, but i can't remember any of it.
  • we went to a dim sum restaurant. that was a first for me.
  • sarah tried new foods, that was also a first. yay sarah.
  • jon wants us to work tomorrow, i think not.
  • got two rare beastie boys albums...one a demo paul's boutique cd, the other a mike d solo album featuring all country music. both are good, the country album is surprisingly good - everything country could have been - funny and good.
  • saw a couple of nice bugs, got/gave a couple waves to others passing by. in one section of traffic a hottie asked me what year malcolm was...as it turns out she had a 73.
  • watched some of the olympics tonight.

  • 9-17-00 (19:31)

  • went to oakland. malcolm didn't even try to turnover while i was there and about to leave. i don't think it's the starter, maybe the battery or something. at any rate it made it back and forth without any big problems.
  • went into san francisco and checked out some the the touristy type locations.
  • got 74 hits last week, that's a lot.
  • haven't seen any of the olympics so far. plan on working on the car, watching movies, and the olympics for the next week or so.

  • 9-14-00 (23:48)

  • finished painting today, probably have a few touch ups to do, but it's basically done.
  • went to dentist - oh joy.
  • chatting online can suck because sometimes you are so bored and the other person is busy and as a result will be really passive in their chatting.
  • going to oakland tomorrow.
  • want to work on malcolm on monday.
  • i need to rent a bunch of movies one week and just go crazy...i could get 10 for under 9 bucks at 49er video...should, could, would.
  • the beastie boys dvd (2 dvd set by the way) is going to be so phat. multiple camera angles, songs remixed in dolby 5.1, live video mixing, band/director commentary, still photos, 18 music videos...i'm so ready for it. i'm getting all bubbly in my stomach, shit yea. they say it's probably the third best dvd ever...what are the first two?

  • 9-13-00 (22:08)

  • work progressed fairly well today. worked 9 hours, that's 23 so far for the job - i think that might be a lot, then again jon didn't work very much the first day because of errands.
  • malcolm performed well, but when i started up the car after dropping off jon it lagged when i stepped on the gas, this was the same symptom as when i needed the valves to be adjusted. hopefully it will run well for the next 170 miles until i can adjust them.
  • i wish i knew more about my car, i need someone who really knows there shit to show me everything on the car.
  • work tomorrow until about 1pm, then go to the dentist. phil is coming to help work, i think we should finish by 1pm, not counting packing up.
  • the internet is cool, but i really don't use it very much. i get bored of it quickly...i don't have enough places i like to goto on a regular basis so my rounds are usually pretty quick.
  • the doors album i got (l.a. woman) is pretty cool. it's not a best of but it has a good sampling of their stuff - blues, psych, straight rock - it's nifty and solidifies their position - above pink floyd and below metallica.
  • well it's september 13th, tupac died on this date, as did bill borchardt. as a side note - phil also had sex with cynthia on this date. my intention, as you know, was to pour out some alcohol (as is customary) for my fallen brothers. i went to buy alcohol yesterday but safeway wouldn't take my credit card check. today i went to state harvest market (the nearest market to the new place) and they didn't have any hard liquor. when asked why they said "we don't sell hard alcohol; the store is owned by christians." i shit you not. fascism isn't good. i don't like alcohol, but i think people should have the choice. so i will pour out the alcohol for them another time.
  • it might be a sign that i'm not destined to ever buy alcohol.
  • 5.0 was on my tail today, i was lucky and was able to ditch him. it was close and got the heart racing - i plan not to have it happen any time soon.

  • 9-12-00 (23:12)

  • well the boss man didn't call us today telling us that our work sucked so i guess that means we're good enough to work tomorrow.
  • malcolm gets to drive tomorrow. i hope he does well this week...got to go to vacaville tomorrow. sacramento on thursday. oakland on friday. back to davis on sunday. i'm going to try and adjust the valves when i get home after oakland. hopefully next week will pretty much free for me to work on him and square away the paint job gig.
  • it might rain tomorrow, that would suck big time.
  • didn't watch a movie tonight, darn.
  • saw a really horrible "story" about internet entrepreneurs on dateline tonight. i'm not sure why we watched it. they used pink floyd's "money" in the background. it was really wrong.
  • my fan works really well on the receiver, it's dope.
  • no time.
  • worked on clearing out the room a bit today, it's getting there.
  • school starts in two weeks.
  • updated my schedule, i think it looks pretty good so far.
  • wanted to take race relations (sociology, but it was canceled) want to take corporations and society (sociology) but i think it conflicts with some other class i'm taking. i'll be done with political science after this quarter and only have 16 units left for the sociology minor. i might need to take some kind of science class in order to graduate. figure all that out later.

  • 9-12-00 (19:30)

  • work sucky again. hopefully we can finish this job up tomorrow - i need money like none other.
  • busy again, kinda sucks.
  • got a doors album, a police album, and the magnolia soundtrack. i'm happy with the orders too bad columbia house won't be getting their money for a while.
  • need to buy some alcohol so i can pour it out for my fallen brothers - bill borchardt and tupac shakur.

  • 9-12-00 (01:54)

  • let's not talk about work.
  • mary and cute friend kelly came over today, mary wasn't nearly as immature in the company of kelly as she was with katie. watched a movie.
  • updated movies list.
  • updated cdlist.
  • work tomorrow could suck.
  • updated poll. i think it's a tough one and the "why" would be more interesting.
  • installed a fan for my receiver. it was free, has a nifty switch so that i can use it whenever i want, it's hidden, not too loud, and work really really well.
  • got platoon and some cds in the mail today. i order them when i have money and get them when i don't. such is life.

  • 9-10-00 (22:45)

  • back from the trip.
  • work really early tomorrow.
  • got to hang out with jesse and omar from the old track team. it was fun and made me realize that i don't have friends like that anymore.
  • updated movies list.
  • the trip was good, but there isn't much to say about it.
  • dentist on thursday, oakland on friday, busy week.
  • stp and red hot chili peppers had a concert today, oh well.
  • rage against the machine is playing la on the 12th and 13th, oh well.
  • ac/dc is playing with someone else good this weekend, also in la. oh well.
  • watched mtv2 while we were staying at occidental college...pretty cool station. cable is the devil.
  • room is still messy, need to sort that out tomorrow after work which starts early, but should end very early too.
  • guess i missed football today.
  • can't afford food.

  • 9-6-00 (02:57)

  • we leave tomorrow around noon for the trip to la. going to try and see as many people as i can while there, we'll see what happens.
  • phil's birthday is thursday, actually moving stuff in santa monica on friday, jon has a ucla football game on saturday, leave sunday...should be hectic.
  • watched a bunch of movies today.
  • updated movies list.
  • dvd player has been performing well overall. there have been only two or three minor glitches so far. verdict not in yet though.
  • got the mouse out of the house today, without killing it.

  • 9-5-00 (03:57)

  • been using icq and aol im more often lately. whoop whoop.
  • there is a mouse in the house. may or may not still be in my room. live and let live i guess. although i must admit the first thing i did was get my machete and flashlight.
  • my room is starting to take shape.
  • leaving for los angeles either the 6th or 7th.
  • all my duct tape is missing. duct tape is the shit.
  • FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Jonathan Taylor Spielberg and Steven Spielberg have one thing in common: a talent for fiction. That talent made Steven rich and famous. It could get Jonathan Taylor deported. He allegedly duped a Catholic high school into believing he was the nephew of the famous filmmaker, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service is seeking send him back to his native Iran. Spielberg, 27, legally changed his name from Anoushirvan D. Fakhran in 1997. In the fall of 1998 he enrolled at Paul VI Catholic High School, claiming that he was 14 and that Steven Spielberg was his uncle. School officials uncovered the scam in January, and Spielberg pleaded guilty to forgery for submitting phony forms to the school. He was given two years' probation. Federal agents took Spielberg into custody last week. He faces deportation because his forgery conviction violates his status as a permanent resident.
  • wow, not even vern will be able to pass for a 14 year old at 27.
  • bought more crap today for the dvd player so that it would work despite copyright bs. it ended up being free because i whored my name out to sprint long distance and msn. there was a hot chick working at radio shack.
  • i should buy water from now on, it's better and encourages drinking more.
  • speaking of drinking i need to buy some gin and peppermint schnaps to pour out for my fallen homies - tupac and bill borchardt who both died on september 13.
  • i'm sure i'm going to be playing plenty of frisbee golf this year since the course is about 20 yards from my front door.

  • 9-4-00 (21:39)

  • it's amazing how consistently inconsistent computers really are. sound comes out of my computer now. whatever.
  • i need to get a computer power supply so that i can hook it up to my huge fan and cool my receiver which is now housed in a particle board slot.
  • room is more or less finished in terms of the big stuff. now i need to fill the furniture and closet. both closets in this place are too big. i might put my dresser inside or anything vern needs stored away.

  • 9-4-00 (20:00)

  • found a site that has a new beastie boys live show up every week on mp3. it's great. the beastie boys even say "sharing with friends is okay, selling for profit is not."
  • bookcase is up and somewhat decent looking. some of the shelves are a pain to adjust.
  • i'm not getting any sound from my computer. really really really really annoying. cds play off it, the line in works, but i can't play wave files or mp3s for that matter.
  • i think i have the mental problems of a rock star, without the talent.

  • 9-4-00 (15:00)

  • wise is the person who knows when to stand alone and when to thunder with the herd.
  • i hate it when people say they are kidding when they really aren't. it's worse than just lying.
  • jon and monique are back together again.
  • vern finally bought the vespa, 2600 big ones.
  • we might not be going to la now, at this point that is fine by me.

  • 9-3-00 (22:23)

  • pretty much moved in finally.
  • updated movies list.
  • i have no money, but keep spending it.
  • money causes too many problems.
  • i care about too many things and don't care about some things that i probably should. it's not wise to care about things because levelers will always drop on new dvd players, shelves will always be too long or too short, and cars won't always work.
  • my phone number is the same, my room is bigger, rent is bigger, boredom factor is bigger, this year will be interesting.
  • moving sucks.
  • i need to start asking my friends for more favors.

  • i also don't think i'm well equiped to have friends.