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Friday, August 5th, 2005

Subject:In need of a ride
Time:9:37 am.
I need a ride to Minor and James Medical at noon today. Would there be any takers? If not, no worries, I'll call down the cellphone list or grab a cab.
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Subject:A plane crashed into my elementary school
Time:9:21 am.


No one was inside Kennydale, but both passengers died due to a mid-air collision with another plane over Renton.

P-I
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Thursday, August 4th, 2005

Subject:I Anon
Time:10:11 pm.
For some reason, I think perseus wrote this.
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Subject:Q man headed back to LA
Time:2:15 pm.
We dropped off Mikey Quiroz at SeaTac today after some Greek food at 1st Hill Grill. Strangely, it didn't feel like a goodbye, and that made me glad.

I like my new Digital Comcast alot. Now I can set reminders for shows, like the first season "Survivor" reruns on OLN. More and more my apartment gains advanatages to making it party central.
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Subject:Feit on Fox!
Time:2:12 pm.
Stranger News editor Josh Feit is set to appear on FOX News' Special Report with Brit Hume in just under 49 mins. Thank you digital cable for letting me view it live. I pray and hope he comes off well.


*UPDATE: Josh got about four seconds, and it looks like they made him cover up the pro-cloning shirt. You should find a clip of the show here, in a few mins.
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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

Subject:Fading night, looming day
Time:11:03 pm.
Saw "Wedding Crashers" and "Stella" today and I'm all laughed out.

Tomorrow is surprise chemo day, starting at noon on Swedish Hospital floor 12. A whole six hours. I'm taking three hours of "Oz" and my laptop with Red Alert 2 to whittle the time away. I hope it works.
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Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Time:9:07 pm.
Hey, I love you guys.

Maybe when the Comcast guy comes on Sunday, I'll be on here a lot more.

Staying at the apartment right now, popping pills/painkillers and lots of water. Call me anytime and drop by.
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Thursday, July 21st, 2005

Subject:Tonight, drink a toast to Scotty!
Time:4:41 pm.


James Doohan, passes away at the age of 85 in Redmond, Wa.

Ain't It Cool obit
-tons of great info and memories by fans including his stint on the Ben Stiller show, conventions, and when he convinced one of his admirers not to committ suicide, which credited in the movie "Trekkies" as the best thing he thinks he ever did

CNN
-ashes may be sent into space, like Roddenberry
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Monday, July 18th, 2005

Subject:Clicking
Time:11:26 am.
I'm hooked on computer strategy games right now, mostly Warcraft III and Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge. They require a lot of mouse-clicking, and if I can provide any frame of reference, it's like The Sims, only you order your people to kill things.

Tonight, I'm finally going to see Bradgelina mess it up in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith." Afterwards, I get to sample the cooking skills of craftybiznatch's woman, Sonia. Tomato Chicken...mmmmm

Renton has a lot of attractive things going for it at the moment: high speed Comcast, cable, access to a car....but this house is also a complete mess, thanks to mom pulling down all the boxes from the attic in an attempt at reorganization. It's just made the house messier, and she hasn't rectified it because she spent most of her weekend sleeping or going out with friends.

I'm leaving in part because I pay rent in Seattle, and I should be living there. But also, I don't want to pick any of this shit up.
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Subject:The hotel weekend
Time:12:45 am.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning were spent getting some much needed relaxation at the Bellevue Embassy Suites. For those that are unaware, this is my very favorite hotel chain in the entire world. You get:

  • complimentary buffet breakfast

  • a pool

  • spa

  • elegant bedroom quarters

  • free HBO

  • and the "Manager's Special" (an open bar every day from 5:30-7:30, where they serve you all the Shirley Temples and Roy Rogers you want)


My free stay came from my mom as a birthday present, and though the B Day was way back in June, I didn't spend it until after Jana recently returned from China, so we could go to the Embassy together. I had a blast, especially during room service. They offer these NY Pepper steaks with a honey mustard glaze that just felt like a party in my mouth. And those garlic mashed potatoes!

Though I'm sad to be leaving the air-conditioned glory of the hotel, I am pleased to be back home with my computer games and TV shows. My stay gave me some breathing room to re-engage the outside world.

Next week, I'll be having many discussions.
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Thursday, July 14th, 2005

Subject:YOU have been Chosen
Time:10:30 am.


Free movie preview tonight! Will Jana and I make it in?
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Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

Subject:Xbox Live - ONLINE
Time:6:00 pm.
So I finally figured out all this XBLive nonsense and emerged with an even better set-up than I had before.

The Windows ICS configuration allows our Xbox to be online while sharing our cable internet with the computer. So J.P. can blow away pimply teenagers on the new maps while I read my email and vice versa. Ka-loo, Ka-lay, happy days!

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Subject:Empty room in September
Time:5:56 pm.
Holy crap! So I forgot I need to find a new roomie by the start of September. Tell your friends. $317/month in the swanky Central District.

Let the search begin!
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Monday, July 11th, 2005

Subject:Xbox Live issues part 2
Time:9:09 am.
So I consulted the troubleshooting section of Xbox.com to resolve my problem with connecting to Xbox Live. The Xbox Dashboard says the issue is that it cannot detect cables going from the box to my modem.

So I switched out the System Link cable my brother has and hauled out my 90 ft ethernet cable to try that, but no such luck. Still no connection, even after shutting down the PC, unhooking it from the modem, and turning things on/off again. And I know it's not an issue with Comcast, because it's working fine right now.

I could call the tech support guys and wait in line over the phone for the next representative, but I already know they're going to say the same things on the site. It looks like J.P. is screwed as far as ever connecting to Xbox Live again.

*UPDATE: I did call tech support. The man's wise advice: "Buy another RJ-45 cable." Considering that I already tried the Xbox System Link cable (which is crossover, but worked anyway before) and my own genuine Ethernet cable that I know isn't broken, this recommendation is about as useful as an ice salesman is to an Eskimo.
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Subject:Vision?
Time:7:32 am.
I had a wierd dream I saw Greg Boudreau in a wheelchair.
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Sunday, July 10th, 2005

Subject:The issues of the day
Time:10:31 pm.
Intelligent Design, 9/11, war, God, and the Holocaust----all in Jim Emerson's essay on War of the Worlds.
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Saturday, July 9th, 2005

Subject:This is bullshit!
Time:11:25 am.
I'm trying to reactivate my brother's Xbox Live account, and the fucking thing can't connect to the net when I plug it into the cable modem. I've unplugged/replugged every cord, turned it on and off, and short of building a new modem from the ground up, still can't get the Xbox to recognize the cable link!

What the fawk is the problem!
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Subject:My favorite early early review of Wedding Crashers
Time:12:31 am.
Vern on AICN:

I saw some movie called WEDDING CRASHERS... The trailer didn't show any of the plot but I assumed it would be one of those generic romantic comedies where the protagonist lies and tricks people but then to his surprise he meets someone who he really falls in love with, and there are montages and flirting and laughing and they become close but it's all based on a lie so then suddenly she finds out the truth and he has to admit that he's a scumbag but then he publicly humiliates himself and proves to her that he really loves her and then... oh shit, what if in this one they got MARRIED AT THE END? Would that be ironic or what? The hunter becomes the huntress, or whatever.

But there was some good buzz on this one...I do like Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn sometimes and the movie was free and I quit drinking a long time ago so what the hell, man, I went.

Turns out what this is is one of those generic romantic comedies where the protagonist lies and tricks people but then to his surprise he meets someone who he really falls in love with, and there are montages and flirting and laughing and they become close but it's all based on a lie so then suddenly she finds out the truth and he has to admit that he's a scumbag but then he publicly humiliates himself and proves to her that he really loves her and whatever else I said earlier.
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Friday, July 8th, 2005

Subject:Big Brother
Time:11:08 am.
Last night CBS came in somewhat static-free, so I caught the premiere of "Big Brother 6," which really should just be renamed "Corporate view of diversity."



The concept of the show is Survivor-esque, but instead you have 14 or so contestants locked up in a house in LA, where they have to live for an extended period of time, scheming, plotting and voting each other out. CBS always attempts to provide a "spectrum" of America, or perhaps humanity as a whole, and it's a little silly to see what they ultimately come up with.

Of course everyone is good-looking, ala the Real World: tits, ass, washboard abs, square jaws, muscles. Diversity is apparently a checklist rather than a conscious thought: athletic chick, bombshell chick, gay guy, evil guy, black guy, someone mature ("mature" being someone out of their 20's but not out of their 40's), and oh yeah, they threw in a Muslim to be topical and controversial.

The house itself is really the star, because apparently there's secret passageways and shit that we have yet to see. Lowpoints are hearing the contestants themselves actually talk, like in their introductions"

Firefighter: "I'm ____ and I'm a firefighter, and when I get in there, I'm gonna heat things up!"

Nurse: "I"m ____ and I'm an ER nurse, and everyone's going to need medical attention when I'm through with them!"


........

Oh yeah, it's a winner.
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Thursday, July 7th, 2005

Subject:Blast photos
Time:1:54 pm.
Flickr has an extensive gallery up.

Others from the AP wire on the Seattle P-I.
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