Saturday, March 23, 2002

Kind of inspiring So, it's Friday night, and as usual, we need some sort of entertainment. Tonight's theme: fitness. Here's what happens when a computer geek meets a Navy SEAL for PT. It's not pretty. But does he learn? Oh no.

Monday, March 18, 2002

For people who know of the ass mattress....Funny site

Well hey. I ran my first ever road race with some friends on St. Patricks Day. It was a good time.

Some notables:

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20 SEAN MCCLAIN 29 M 574 SOMERVILLE 16/266 MA 25:29 6:23
97 DEVON CAREW 28 M 129 SOMERVILLE 66/266 MA 29:32 7:23
249 CHRISTIAN BORDICK 29 M 58 SOMERVILLE 145/266 MA X 33:36 8:24
324 RICHARD COOK 28 M 225 SOMERVILLE 174/266 MA 35:13 8:49
409 JAY BREWER 30 M 234 CAMBRIDGE 208/266 MA 36:48 9:12
498 WILLIAM PLOWMAN 33 M 491 SOMERVILLE 230/266 MA 38:46 9:42

More results
To see the race info

We had free pizza and beer afterwards, courtesy of the Burren. I overheard the runners drank $3000 worth of beer...

Friday, March 15, 2002

MarcieAroy: Hey, I just read the coolest line from GQ, the equivalent of the now popular dismissive, "Whatever!" This writer wrote, "Such is it always with the cognoscenti."
AWhig: ha
AWhig: in order for that to work, you must consider yourself, not part of the cognoscenti
AWhig: hey, I had a weird dream two nights ago...
AWhig: probably the weirdest, totally laden with hidden messages dream I've ever had
AWhig: can you analysis it?
MarcieAroy: give it to me, baby.
AWhig: can you read it at:
MarcieAroy: oh, shit. what a vivid dream!
MarcieAroy: Well, in my estimation...
MarcieAroy: I suppose you could say that you have a fear of leasing your deeper emotions, particularly to women, and that if you are caught, what they would find would be freakish...
MarcieAroy: and you would be banished to be with the other freak monkeys.
AWhig: :-)
AWhig: ha
MarcieAroy: That being "found out" would be the worst thing that could happen because you would then be bound and labeled as "weirdo."
AWhig: i usually am already labelled that
MarcieAroy: But you are attempting to open yourself up to this exposure, hence your foray walking with no clothes on.
AWhig: interesting, go on....
AWhig: :-)
MarcieAroy: it's kind of an anxiety dream showing your change emotionally, maybe you're willing to take more emotional risks than you have in the past.
MarcieAroy: And you're subconscious is realizing this and warning you of your conscious change.
AWhig: very insightful
AWhig: I'll take this into consideration
AWhig: :-)
MarcieAroy: that'll be five bucks.
AWhig: are you like lucy, at the psychotherapy stand?
MarcieAroy: that's exactly what I was thinking about.
MarcieAroy: Hey, somebody has got to help me pay for this otherwise useless psychology degree.

This looks cool. Xoxide.
It's an analog tachometer for your PC, that shows your CPU utilization...That whole PC mod scene is a trip. I do like the look of those see-thru machines though...

Thursday, March 14, 2002

Okay, I'm not one to remember many dreams but last night was a total doozy. I'm hanging out with my friend Pierson and his girlfriend and decide to leave their apartment. I realize I'm just wearing underwear as I walk out the door. Instead of making a left to go straight to the parking lot, I make a right thinking I'll take a walk around the block on my way to the car. As I go around the block, the street doesn't quite go back to the parking lot and I wander into someone's house by accident. I'm wandering around the house when two women see me. They seem like they're hanging out watching tv with a glasses of wine. I apologize profusely and kind of back away, saying I'll let myself out. Of course I can't find my way out and end up in this room that is full of yellow monkeys. I'm totally tripping out at the sight and as I turn to leave the room, something pulls at my neck and somehow a collar has been put around me and it's tied down to something and I can't leave.

Then I woke up.


Monday, March 11, 2002

Well, I went ahead and bought a ticket for the Yo La Tengo/Film show at the Somerville. Hope it's good. I think I need to watch more experimental films filled with jellyfish....

Thursday, March 07, 2002

From Wired. Really weird, but I'm intrigued.
No Pain, No Game
Imagine a game where losing a point means getting an electric shock. That's Painstation, a tabletop creation by two guys who want to give the gaming biz a jolt. Dermot McGrath reports from Germany.

Monday, March 04, 2002

I'm debating if I should go check this out at the Somerville Theater. Music by Yo La Tengo, Films by Jean Painlevé
DALLAS, March 2 — A historic debate in Spanish between the leading Democratic contenders for Texas governor demonstrated the growing clout of Hispanics in the nation’s election system, Latino advocates said Saturday.[more]
Had a heart felt conversation about humour with my good friend Marcie.

Marcie (12:23:13 AM): speaking of Malcolm, the CEO just got back from Vegas. He wanted to see me tonight, but I have too much to do right now. He thinks I'm funny. He has his pick of models from Vegas but he wants to hang out w/me.
AWhig (12:23:23 AM): i just spent the last 25 minutes reading about some random guys life I found on the web
AWhig (12:23:26 AM): oh yeah?
AWhig (12:23:30 AM): are you flattered?
AWhig (12:23:37 AM): you are funny
Marcie (12:23:54 AM): Yeah, but also I let him know that the clothes don't come off as easily in person as they do on the phone. I just had to make that clear.
Marcie (12:24:01 AM): You think I'm funny?
AWhig (12:24:09 AM): i got an email from the woman I went out with last Thursday, wondering what I'm doing this week...
AWhig (12:24:11 AM): yes
AWhig (12:24:15 AM): your are funny
AWhig (12:24:19 AM): you're
Marcie (12:24:26 AM): Like if you were to describe me you'd say, that marcie is funny.
AWhig (12:25:03 AM): yes. one of the funniest women I know. you also like the type of humour I like
Marcie (12:25:29 AM): Richard. That is the best thing that anyone could ever say to me. I'm so happy!
AWhig (12:25:45 AM): stop that
AWhig (12:25:46 AM): :-)
Marcie (12:26:00 AM): I'm gushing! I'm totally happy! You like me. YOu really like me!
AWhig (12:26:14 AM): ah
AWhig (12:26:17 AM): shucks
AWhig (12:26:49 AM): i don't know what it is, but it's the whole sense of humour thing that binds me to certain people
Marcie (12:27:02 AM): Why what is our sense of humour?
AWhig (12:27:03 AM): i hang out with denis, jay, maya because of that
AWhig (12:27:22 AM): we all have it in common
Marcie (12:28:14 AM): but how would you categorize it?
AWhig (12:28:21 AM): uh, i don't know, sometimes it's just a turn of a phrase...or even just the voice we use, a lot of times, it's certain lines from films or shows, that we all know in common....and that really resonant with us, or we just think are fucking funny, just because they are
AWhig (12:28:42 AM): for instance
AWhig (12:28:46 AM): a line from bottle rocket
AWhig (12:29:00 AM): "Does that fact that I'm trying to do it for ya, do it for ya?"
AWhig (12:29:07 AM): we say that line to each other all the time
Marcie (12:29:07 AM): hahahah!
AWhig (12:29:17 AM): you have to do it with the right voice too
Marcie (12:29:30 AM): Oh, shit. I didn't even know that line, but it's fucking funny.
AWhig (12:30:03 AM): It takes place in a touching moment of the film, and we usually use it, when we kind of have one of those moments, but it's not serious, since we're always laughing at the line
AWhig (12:30:31 AM): like when we fuck up and we're being apologetic for something
AWhig (12:30:55 AM): it's kind of like how we communicate our emotions to each other, without actually saying them...we know what they mean
Marcie (12:31:31 AM): OH, so we're the type to mask the deeper emotions w/cliched humourous phrases in an attempt to escape the banality of our existence.
AWhig (12:32:10 AM): WRONG!!! we're the type to mask the deeper emotions with humourous phrases in an attempt to escape the banality of our existence.
AWhig (12:32:24 AM): :-)

Sunday, March 03, 2002

Woke up a little groggy today. Going over to Jay's house to help him set up stuff after remodeling his computer room. That is all.