Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Frustrations Utterly Destroyed by Really Good News!

` My life has been frustrating at times. And full of sleep deprivation: On the rare occasion that I actually spend the night in the comfort of my own closet, a prolonged commotion outside of my window will inevitably wake me up and I will be forced to chase groups of noisy young men off the lawn.
` ...Unfortunately, this tends to wake me up even more!
` There has also been a lot of internet deprivation going on, especially when you factor in how often I am forced to use my Library Minutes at inopportune times when people whisper like crazy during my booked period, which, if I give up, results in my losing all my free internet privelages of the day.
` Pulling my hair out and constantly signaling to others 'shut up!!', I am usually determined to take advantage of my timeslot despite the fact that I am powerless to be productive under such conditions and am only able to read for a few seconds at a time when the sound abates enough to 'reset' my brain (about five seconds), though sometimes I just have to leave and give up the rest of my minutes.
` Why can't people just talk in really low voices? That doesn't bother me at all!

` Even more irritating is that Blogger is not always operational: I did something really weird to my blog last night, without realizing it, and when I went all the way up to Wired and Unplugged, they were closed due to vacation! When I got back to Everett, I got on the internet at the library and checked out my emails and replied to comments.
` Just as I was about to use my last 15 minutes to post something on Blogger at 5:00, it went down until 5:45! Thwarted once again!

` As I've said before... Thank Goodness for Zippy's! And on top of that, I just realized something... I can plug my Crappy Digital Camera into the computers here!

` Do you realize what this means!?!? The Grand Implications!?!? (Oh, where's an interrobang when you need one?)

` Not only can I transfer documents via a//: drive at the library, I can upload all my pictures, all without the internet at my own place!

` That's good because I took some really weird pictures yesterday - as yet unmodified, though - and was puzzling over just how to get them online.

` In other news: You want to know something weird? I got an email from Loren Coleman. I knew the name sounded familiar, so I looked it up on my blog. OH MY GAWD! IT'S TEH BIGFOOT PERSONG GUY!!! I had written in My Bigfoot Critique Series:

` In the 2003 book Bigfoot!, I should note that author (and Bigfoot investigator) Loren Coleman does agree that Ray certainly perpetrated a whole lot of footprint hoaxes around the workplace. Comparing Ray's fake wooden feet to plaster casts made at Bluff Creek in 1960, he concludes that they are a perfect match.
` They are fake, he says, and so were other tracks found on his construction site from 1958 through the 60s. However, for reasons I cannot comprehend, Coleman concludes that the Jerry Crew tracks specifically were made by a real Bigfoot, even though the ones at other Wallace sites were not!

` I was confused and somewhat offended by it, so I replied to him two sentances, the first asking why he sent me the e-mail, the second telling him that I had no faith in bigfoot.
` He responded shortly:

"Spoon Quine"?

I don't recall placing your email address in my address book. What header came with this email *to* you?

I too am a critical thinker, but not a "believer" at all. And I use my real name.

Best wishes
Loren Coleman

` Bizarre. Well, my time is up and I must go off to make dinner. Pictures and weirdness later. And don't be afraid to check out what Dr. Nociceptor's been up to!

3 comments:

Galtron said...

Yes.... don't knock CDC's.... they double as poor man's (or woman's) memory sticks.

I am extatic.

S E E Quine said...

` I just wish I'd known that when my computer had first became functional!

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