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Friday, July 23, 2004

Sigh, I hate moving. Russ gave me not quite enough notice to find a roommate so I'm moving out. I even paid the entire rent plus the month-to-month penalty plus the extra parking spot for a month hoping I would find someone. No such luck.

Katherine has graciously offered living with her for a short while until I find someone else to room with. I am going to move the majority of my stuff into a storage unit and move the necessities over to her townhome. Actually, I've already moved most of my hanged clothes and shoes. Over the weekend, I hope to pack up everything so that I can get a mover next week to bring it all to a storage unit. No way am I going to try to move my couch, queen bed, bookshelves et cetera by myself.

The real kicker here is that I didn't give my apartment enough notice that I was leaving. When I went from the year lease to a month-to-month lease, they never said anything about a "twenty day notice". On a month-to-month, that's a huge amount of notice! I wanted to move out at the end of July but they are so graciously allowing me to pay $1470 for all of August. They said that if someone moves into the apartment, they will pro-rate the amount and pay me back. I somehow doubt that is going to happen! Sigh.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Ok, really weird dream. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Set in a time where USA and the Soviet Union are at a full-on war.
  • The first part of the dream sees me running across an American battlefield, trying to avoid bullets, mines, bombs, missiles and just about every other type of munition.
  • I saw a very large passenger jet, presumably American, get hit by a missle and then crash into the sea. This jet was filled with Olympic athletes.
  • At this point, the dream becomes more of a movie and I am delegated to observer status.
  • A rag-tag group of Americans decide that the only way to stop the Soviet Union is to infiltrate their country and kill their leader. The group of Americans consist of a female Olympic judge, a 12-year-old girl and an older guy that looks like James Earl Jones.
  • This group has to train to be able to infiltrate the country. Instead of learning military techniques, they learn how to train water snakes.
  • I don't remember how, but all of a sudden the entire group is in the heart of the Soviet Union. The unnamed leader is hiding out in a rural town in a boarding house.
  • The little girl sneaks upstairs, undetected, to find the leader sleeping amongst 15 other people from the town. The girl places a rag of some sort of chemical over the leaders mouth, knocking him out. Instead of just killing him, the girl saws off his head with a dull machete and puts it into a burlap bag. No one has yet noticed anything has happened. She sneaks downstairs and runs outside.
  • Just as she joins the rest of her group hiding behind a bush outside, there is a sound much like the sharpening of a machete. From an open window upstairs, the now-dead body of the leader with a ghostly head starts to appear in the window. At first, it's safe to assume he is about to brandish a machete when instead he pulls out a .50 cal machine gun (the type that is normally truck mounted). Before he can fire, the James Earl Jones character grabs a gun from the ground and sprays the leader with bullets.
  • The end.

Monday, July 19, 2004

Quick post again.

I went to a RallyCross on Sunday (pictures).  It was fairly interesting, but I'm not subjecting my only car to that treatment.  Today I got my new Microsoft Prime card (discount card for restaurants, hotels, etc).  The old design was fairly metrosexual (polka dots and all) but the new one takes the cake!