Archive for November, 2004


Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

Why do people feel the need to openly and freely discuss other people’s business, specifically when asked not to? Is it human nature? or is it really just a bad habbit? I’m very aware of the fact that if you want something kept private/secret you should just keep it to yourself. It just sucks that you often can’t even tell the people closest to you without billboards being put up all over town. The worst part is, this just doesn’t apply to one close person, but several. Human beings have big mouths, and instead of blabbering about themselves they come up with reasons to blab about other people. I’ll just accept it. Trust is a one way street in most cases. Depressing.

Miracle Drug

Sunday, November 28th, 2004

Music: Enya – Tempus Vernum

I have a new Dell server I’ve been slowly working on. Of course, I picked it up from Dell while they had an error on their site for an incredibly low price, and while it came with the bare bones… it’s anything but that now. As of tonight: Dell PowerEdge 400SC,2.8GHZ/512K Cache, P4, 800FSB, 1.12GB RAM, 660GB, CD-ROM, DVD DualLayer Writer, Windows Media Center. While I still need to upgrade the video card and add-in a tuner/PVR card, I’ve appropriately named the machine ‘Miracle Drug’. All my machines, networked attached devices, etc are all named after something relating to U2. Dorky, I know, but it works.

Nothin’ like a fish burrito

Saturday, November 27th, 2004

Music: U2 – Levitate (From All That You Can’t Leave Behind Sessions)

Mmmm. Just had dinner at Taco Surf with Jer and Coral, and about 8-10 others… followed by everyone’s favorite Starbucks (note the sarcasm). Out of those invited to Zubkoff’s Eleven, a good deal were there tonight: Jeremy, Rob, Paul, Judd, Ben, Josh, and myself. Got addresses for everyone, ‘invites’ will be going out this week before I’m of to Florida. Let the rush begin!

Beautiful Ghost

Friday, November 26th, 2004

Music: U2 – Beautiful Ghost / Introduction to Songs of Experience (From The Joshua Tree Sessions)

I really love this track. I keep meaning to actually listen to it before the Joshua Tree but just haven’t gotten around to actually doing it. So tough, I know. Why does U2 keep so many great tracks hidden away?

It’s made from soybeans?

Friday, November 26th, 2004

Now that I’m attempting to get back into the blogging routine, I thought it’d be nice to link up to some friend’s sites as well. Carrie’s blog ‘the unstoppable girlie~dervish‘ is great… the ‘tofu‘ bit had me entertained. I’ve observed, or been a part of, way toooo many conversations of a similar nature.

Shopped out

Friday, November 26th, 2004

So I went out shopping again. Went to three more stores, bought from three more stores. It’s crazy out there. People have some major attitudes, willing to get in fights over who was in line first. All I could do was just laugh at these people arguing between each other… quietly and to myself of course. I wouldn’t want to piss anyone off, you know? I’ve still have four more people to buy for, thank goodness only one gift each though.

Rebates from hell

Friday, November 26th, 2004

So I was at BestBuy at 4:45am. Doors opened somewhere between 5:45-6:00am… what a mad house. I ended up getting some of the limited sale items I was after (won’t mention this since some are gifts for people). The one thing I realized during the process is while they have these great prices, they are only great because of the rebates for the most part. Now _most_ rebates require you to have the original UPC to send in *DING DING DING*. If you’re giving something as a gift, how the hell do they expect you to send in the rebate? They don’t (unless the person you’re giving it to doesn’t want to return or exchange it and wants a hole in their box), I think they plan on people thinking they’re getting such an amazing bargain, but never turning the rebates in…. of course, isn’t that the idea behind rebates anyway? Three hours of sleep. Need to catch up. More shopping later… I dunno.

When Darth Vader phones

Thursday, November 25th, 2004

In a little more than five hours Darth Vader will be calling me to wake my arse up. Yes folks, I’m going to join the cattle drive and be at BestBuy when the store opens at 5:30am to see what kind of great deals I can get… I’ll figure out if their practical gifts or not after I’ve got them secured from the rest of the frenzy. They do have some great deals, although limited, on harddrives, memory, miniDV cams, and of course DVD players.

Are you in or out?

Thursday, November 25th, 2004

Zubkoff's Eleven Invitation

‘Invitations’ are ready to go. Now just need to get everyone’s postal address. Jer doesn’t have a clue what’s coming. Need to find Mardi Gras beads. 555 number to protect the innocent ;)

Gobble Gobble

Thursday, November 25th, 2004

Well, as usual I can’t seem a) pull myself away from the computer and b) leave anything as-is until I’m atleast moderately happy with it. I’ve updated the look, nothing fancy, but better than it was.

Today being Thanksgiving I’ve mentally prepared myself for turkey and all the fixins’, have you? Will be spending the evening with family, although sort of late for TG – 6pm. I suppose the later the better, less time to get stuffed.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving… don’t let the turkey eat you!

Third time a charm?

Thursday, November 25th, 2004

Well, I’m starting over with the whole blog thing… again. First I had a blog where I just wrote, and then I had a blog where I mostly just posted photos (a photoblog), and now I’m at the point where I couldn’t really give a shit about the structure of my blog. So there you have it. I’ll be posting whatever the hell I feel like, whenever the hell I feel like, however the hell I feel like it. ;) Now all that said and done, while I love WordPress, I really can’t stand the default css style so for now I’ve just used a template and will modify it, and make it all pretty and unique to my linking when I have the time. I’ve gotta do something less fun… vaccuum.