2/26/2004 04:24:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|So, I've been told that since this story is so funny I need to include it on the blog. There is a store in Calgary called Ribtors. It sells pretty much everything you could possibily need that's not food. Camping supplies, hardware, everything. Sadly, it's close to the dis-reputable end of town, where the "Ladies of the Night" gather. That's right folks, this one deals with prostitutes. So I'm driving around like a chicken with no head, trying to find this store. I drive across an intersection and I see it off to my left. I look ahead and find myself in a cul-de-sac, with a working-girl coming my way. I motion to her what I think is easily interpreted as "No offence to you or your pimp, but I am not currently soliciting the use of a sex-trade worker. But thank you for you interest and all the best to you." Now, I can only assume that she interpreted this as "Go away you pathetic specimen of humanity, I am far superior than you are and I pity you." Which is exactly what I did *not* want to convey, because I don't like offending anyone, and especially not prostitutes. I say this because after my word-less statement of "Thank you very much but no thank you" she flipped me off. With both hands, and a very visible F-U-C-K Y-O-U. For those of you know follow the WWE, think of Stone Cold Steve Austin giving someone the double kick-stands before beating the snot out of them. And then she started coming towards my new, shiny, very nice car. The same car that I very much did not want damaged. So I slammed my foot in the gas and peeled away like a Nascar racer on the inbound 273rd lap. Right across the street, into a parking lot. Where I stayed for almost 15 minutes, as the prostitute paced around. I can only assume that I had crossed some kind of territorial line, because she didn't come after me. Thankfully. Her nails could have ripped the paint right off the car, I'm sure. So this is my story. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed telling it, and let me close off by saying that whatever you do, please, don't make hand signals to hookers. It's just not worth it. CYODFS.|W|P|107783787733845101|W|P||W|P|2/24/2004 04:26:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|Hey, it's only been three years and a bit since the war in Afghanistan. The Command Post - Global War On Terror - Two Charged by U.S. With War Crimes|W|P|107766516270093345|W|P||W|P|2/24/2004 04:19:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|Ouchie. So today at lunch I deceded that I wanted to go for a walk and feed the ducks. Or did I want to work out? Walk...ducks...exercise. All three presented me, almost at the same time, with their best reasons as to what to do. I got half-way to Eau Clair Market when I think to myself "You should go exercise. You haven't been in 4 days." The argument that I should have used in response to this was "Yeah, I'll rush through a work out and be in lots of pain all afternoon". Did I? Nah. So I went. I worked out fast. I worked out hard. I spent the afternoon, at leaset until the moment of this writing, in pain. And I'm *paying* for this. CYODFS.|W|P|107766479565957608|W|P||W|P|2/24/2004 11:25:00 AM|W|P|Mike|W|P|Aw crap. This is scary. Next quote from Russia: "We have many nuclear weapons..we just don't know where they all are!" The Globe and Mail CYODFS|W|P|107764711934808537|W|P||W|P|2/23/2004 04:07:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|Slashdot | Girls in the Gaming World|W|P|107757763486440032|W|P||W|P|2/22/2004 04:28:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|So we hope everyone has been enjoying our blog. Sorry we haven't been updating it as often as we probably should be, but things have been going so...um...much lately that we just haven't had time. Some developments: Rose got a job at Ten Thousand Villages! Hooray! 10K.V. is an art store that sells their merchandise at a fair price, which is then passed on to the artisan who made it. She's volunteering 4 hours a week, but hopefully she'll get a lot more time once they find out how great she is at it! As for me, well, pretty much the standard fare: work is really getting to me, I've lined up some interviews week after next. There are a few places that sound interesting, but I'm not so sure they can compare money wise to Shell, and right now we *really* can't afford a drop in income. We're barely scratching along as it is. Actually, I lie. Things are going very well. Sure, we don't have thousands of dollars saved up yet, but that's not the most important thing, is it? Well, Rose just came and told me to get off the computer, so I'll post more tomorrow. I'll tell the story of my new videocard and all the fun stuff associated with it. CYODFS.|W|P|10774925216800198|W|P||W|P|2/17/2004 02:20:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|Windows code up for grabs | CNET News.com Oh well, at leas things can't get any worse...wait a sec...|W|P|107705283587017729|W|P||W|P|2/16/2004 06:10:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|CBC News: Hubble finds most distant galaxy Too bad NASA's going to let Hubble degrade and burn up! |W|P|107698023933130196|W|P||W|P|2/14/2004 05:17:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|Happy Valentine's Day to everyone, and Happy Birthday to my Dad. We both love you very much. CYODFS|W|P|107680424665796856|W|P||W|P|2/12/2004 04:26:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|Just a quick post to link everyone to this. This sound trivial, but think about how many companies you know of that use Win2k or NT4. Hell, Shell Canada is using BOTH! If someone malicious finds this and exploits it, everyone is hooped. CYODFS.|W|P|107662862726454457|W|P||W|P|2/09/2004 10:14:00 AM|W|P|Mike|W|P|Thank you Aaron! I think I'm in love...no one's ever bought me Crystal Method tickets before...I feel so loved!|W|P|107634688687242240|W|P||W|P|2/06/2004 04:26:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|It's weird. I have the kind of personality that whenever there is physical effort involved, I deplore it, and find all these really, really inventive ways to ignore it. When I give in to one of those reasons, I feel guilty about it. Why is my brain so messed? This has been happening since I was a kid. I end up feeling really good about working out, but I always protest it at the outset. Weird. And if anyone has any ideas as to why I cannot, for the life of me, install Red Hat 9 on my home computer, please let me know. I've tried everything I can think of and it still won't boot from the bloddy CD!! CYODFS|W|P|107611103240650788|W|P||W|P|2/06/2004 04:26:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|It's weird. I have the kind of personality that whenever there is physical effort involved, I deplore it, and find all these really, really inventive ways to ignore it. When I give in to one of those reasons, I feel guilty about it. Why is my brain so messed? And if anyone has any ideas as to why I cannot, for the life of me, install Red Hat 9 on my home computer, please let me know. I've tried everything I can think of and it still won't boot from the bloddy CD!! CYODFS|W|P|107611102028297388|W|P||W|P|2/06/2004 04:26:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|It's weird. I have the kind of personality that whenever there is physical effort involved, I deplore it, and find all these really, really inventive ways to ignore it. When I give in to one of those reasons, I feel guilty about it. Why is my brain so messed? And if anyone has any ideas as to why I cannot, for the life of me, install Red Hat 9 on my home computer, please let me .|W|P|107611094798298075|W|P||W|P|2/06/2004 04:26:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|It's weird. I have the kind of personality that whenever there is physical effort involved, I deplore it, and find all these really, really inventive ways to ignore it. When I give in to one of those reasons, I feel guilty about it. Why is my brain so messed? And if anyone has any ideas as to why I cannot, for the life of me, install Red Hat 9 on my home computer, please let me .|W|P|107611092487647592|W|P||W|P|2/06/2004 04:26:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|It's weird. I have the kind of personality that whenever there is physical effort involved, I deplore it, and find all these really, really inventive ways to ignore it. When I give in to one of those reasons, I feel guilty about it. Why is my brain so messed? And if anyone has any ideas as to why I cannot, for the life of me, install Red Hat 9 on my home computer, please let me |W|P|107611090149696012|W|P||W|P|2/01/2004 12:19:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|Ah.....the feeling of exercise! For the past week and half, I've been taking full advantage of the 'Active Living Centre' at Shell. This is basically the fancy name of a gym. That's right, Mike's been working out! This is a consequence of a slight revelation that I had two weeks ago. Now I realize that quite a few things were wrong with this experience, but nonetheless it got me thinking. What happened was that we went to a 'junk store' near by called Choy's. You know the kind of store I'm talking aobut: full of stuff that has, sadly, outlived it's usefullness yet was too sentimental to throw out, so they sell it to Choy. It's Korean, North or South I'm not sure, but it doesn't smell ike steamed dog so I'm guessing it's South. But I digress: there was a bathroom scale there. I was dressed warmly, which involed wearing my winter coat. My winter coat is heavy. Really, really heavy. And when I start putting stuff in the pockets (cell phone, wallet, keys, pen, papers, etc...) it gets even heavier. Dumb as I was, I got on the scale, and was horrified to see it inch towards nearly 95 kg! Now I've been told by quite a few people that this scale must have been a little 'wonky'. Thank you all. But aside from the obvious wonk of it, I still got the feeling that it should have showed something less. So I decided that it was time to finally do away with the last remnants of my Bishop's days, and get rid of that 'Frosh-15'. This is a term used to refer to the inevitable weight gain suffered in the first semester of nearly every Canadian university students. It comes from doing nothing but sitting in calss, drinking beer (at Bishop's, these two are done sometimes at the same time) and eating side-dishes that were nothing but potatos. Beer, potato side dishes, and sitting do NOT make a good combination. So I've sarted working out. Weights and cardio on my lunch our, delegating the eating of said lunch between calls at my desk. This is difficult, but manageable. Anyway, that's enough from me for now. CYODFS.|W|P|107566441246167236|W|P||W|P|