Archive for July, 2003
His Sad I’s
Posted by on July 15th, 2003, at 4:07am

His Sad I’s
A Poem by Erundur Anwamehtar
7/15/2003

Walking out the side door
at one a.m.
tonight he saw darkness,
a black flag with riippppless
tainted by moonlight.

Two years ago he felt this,
before he was

who he is.
Who is he?

A child, a man,
a man-child?

21 years ago he started
learning everything

he knows.
Darkness is absence of light,
it cannot touch
the surface.

Light switches turn on
artificial light, an imitation
of The Light Outside.

He is running
nowhere

under the sun.
He is going nowhere.

How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
Posted by on July 14th, 2003, at 1:26am

I just watched “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” Here follows my review.

Essence: Chick flick. No, not like “Sleepless in Seattle.” Think even more … chickish.

Plot: Contrived. “One of them is lying. So is the other.” A moral dilemma is involved. Perhaps it culminates into a problem later in the movie? Essentially they’ve both got personal and outside motivations for dating each other and the outcome of their relationship. “Andie” is trying to make the relationship miserable while “Ben” tries to make it last 10 days.

Q u o t e s Worth Remembering: I had a few q u o t e s I enjoyed . Unfortunately, I don’t remember them and they’re not the ones listed on the web.

Laughs: A few. I could imagine Cora laughing at parts of this movie while I stared, and her sitting at other points when I’d be laughing. “You owe me $300!”

Cautions: Sexual humor, swearing.

Basically, if you’re a woman you’ll probably like it. If you’re a guy, you can probably manage sitting through a date or renting it once. Watching it myself, alone, on a Sunday night… I had to take a few breaks. Eat a burrito. Go post about it online when it was over. Now I’m feeling better. I’m going to watch Metropolis now.

Update: Metropolis was awesome. The graphics were astounding. I also enjoyed the plot. It’s a very Japanese plot (uhm… duh). Essentially civilization has reached its peak of scientific and technological advancement in the Metropolis and they’ve built a Ziggurat, a building not unlike the Tower of Babel of Biblical fame. The story focuses on the man who built the Ziggurat, a robot super-being, and political elements trying to revolt or retain power. Cool stuff!

Interview Results, Isaiah 53
Posted by on July 11th, 2003, at 3:58am

My interview yesterday went well as far as I can tell. It doesn’t pay much better than McDs, but the hours and work would both be better. I’ll find out in the next week or so if I get the job.

Isaiah 53 is a great passage which prophesies about Jesus and several things related to his death and crucifixion. I read it this morning and it served as a reminder of what Jesus did for me and anyone who trusts in him.

The Ultimate Shopper
Posted by on July 11th, 2003, at 3:49am

Rob Cockerham is creating The Ultimate Shopper by giving copies of his Safeway Club Card bar code to anyone who emails him and asks for it. Whenever these people use their club card, the Safeway system thinks it’s him using it. By creating this army of clone cards, he’s not only getting more frequent flier miles, he’s attempting to protect his and others’ privacy from corporate eyes. For more information and a full article, read the following sources.

Sources
Wired: Gaming the Safeway Club Card
Cockeyed – Ultimate Shopper…

Did I mention…
Posted by on July 9th, 2003, at 12:46pm

This morning I had to work at 5AM. My current sleeping schedule is oriented around sleep time from about 5AM – 2PM. That was my scheduled shift today.

After two hours of sleep, I went to work and trained how to cook/grill breakfast “meats” (eggs, sausage, biscuits, bacon, etc). Later I got lectured on putting together sandwiches faster. Crystal was fair about it. Just doing her job and encouraging me to do mine better. I got off about two hours early ’cause there were to many workers and they weren’t busy enough.

I got home and checked the messages. The Lied Center called. I called back. I have an interview tomorrow morning.

Did I mention God is awesome?