Bunch of Savages in this town

I’m having quite a day: my car’s battery died, this e-mail thing (see below), and I feel like I’m getting sick.

What’s bugging you today? Venting session / 3 minutes hate time!My e-mail provider (domainmonger.com) is under a denial of service attack right now (though they say their caching the messages and nothing is getting lost). Frustrating, but not crippling, since I have a lot of individual e-mail accounts that forward to it.. now, I just have to check them manually. So worry not if you’ve tried to e-mail me!

8 Responses to “Bunch of Savages in this town”


Hmmm…things that bug me. I broke my hand 2 weeks ago, and as it turns out certain things are pretty hard to do one handed. Shoelaces, pb&j sandwiches, carrying cups of coffee while trying to function normally, etc. Being a semi-cripple bothers me. Doctors orders that say I have to sit and do nothing for a week bug me.

Any suggestions on things to do one handed? I’m getting pretty bored.

OK, done ranting, back to reading.

Eszter - October 13th, 2004 at 1:13 pm

Yeah, I’m having a bad day too — I once again awoke to realize that Bush is our president.

(You’ve gotta admit, it does make other problems pale in comparison πŸ™‚ )

But I hope you get your car, e-mail, and body working again soon, Andrew!

Teisha - October 13th, 2004 at 2:36 pm

Oh, and to bitch…
I’m fucking sick. Runny nose, sore throat. Stayed home from work today, and I have no energy. Blurgh

Owen - October 13th, 2004 at 5:01 pm

Ship Bush Boy out here and I’ll bless him with the Cricket Bat of Divine Knowledge.

New bitches for the day:
Lost my check card. Found out when I went to pay for gas. Spent two hours driving around trying to a) find my check card and then b) find some other way to pay. No work for me today, either.
And somebody tore up all the Kerry-Edwards and other Democratic candidate signs along the main road in Chapel Hill. Pisses me off. I sent in a letter to the local editor.

Owen - October 14th, 2004 at 8:32 am

I have to give a presentation to all of R&D on Friday morning. Unfortunately, all of the stuff I’ve been working on has already been covered by other members of my project in their talks. This means that my newest set of experiments was supposed to be the topic . . . However, rather than having two or three beautiful gel images and fantastic sequencing results, none of my experiments worked. And I spent the last two days scrambling around the lab doing check-ups only to discover that the NEW kit I ordered isn’t working. (New = less than two weeks ago).

So, my presentation may be, “Enjoy the food I brought. Any questions?” My boss says it’s fine if that’s what it is . . . but I wanted to make a really good impression on the president and vice president of the company, who will be there.

Also, though I don’t think it’s as bad a broken hand (sorry, Eszter) or a broken car (sorry, Druid), my insurance is still giving me the run-a-round on getting the other guy’s insurance to pay for my car repairs. I really hate that I got rear-ended a month ago and I still haven’t heard anything from Allstate . . . it’s a phone tag nightmare.

And there’s this guy at work who supports Bush. Even though he knows nothing about the Patriot Act, is pro-choice, is pro equal rights for women, and doesn’t make much money anually. He also thinks that Bush is more consistent than Kerry, the Bush didn’t really dessert the military, that Bush saved us from the evil terrorists, and that Michael Moore sucks (even though he’s seen none of his movies.) Oh. And the guy doesn’t read. So, I lent him Fahrenheit 9/11 and I try to stay calm because he’s nice . . . but sometimes I’m just dumbfounded.

But, as Teisha mentioned, Bush is our president. And this makes most things look pretty okay.

And some simple computer games can easily be played with one hand. And some complex ones, like The Sims 2, could also be done with a single hand. πŸ™‚

ShortSpeedFreak - October 13th, 2004 at 9:24 pm

Sorry about your presentation, Speedy. I hope it goes alright, whatever you end up doing. It’s a good thing that first impressions aren’t the only chances we get.

“and that Michael Moore sucks (even though he’s seen none of his movies)” — isn’t that how they usually are? Look on the bright side — at least he knows that Michael Moore exists πŸ™‚

Mmm.. Sims 2… between you and Metzler (who I have a class with) I’d probably never hear the end of that πŸ˜‰

Teisha - October 13th, 2004 at 9:47 pm

My bitching is much less minor then everyone else’s right now. I suppose it’s because I’m on break right now. But I’m a bit annoyed that I’m missing Stockholm right now. I am in Sweden visiting relatives and some friends from Copenhagen were going to be in Sweden also, so we wanted to meet up. Unfortunatly they were slacking off in making plans and didn’t tell me when they would get here until after I booked my train to Kalmar. Turns out their in Stockholm tonight and going back to Copenhagen tommorrow. Oh well it means I get to see more of my family here. Also I have had a nasty cough for the last two weeks brought on by all the smoke from the Danes. Last thing is I was getting paranoid that my absentee ballot had gotten lost. I got an email from the study abroad office saying if we hadn’t gotten it by the first we should start being concerned. Turns out Boulder County didn’t even send them out until last week.

Ok done bitching now.

mcmillan - October 14th, 2004 at 2:50 pm

Things to do one handed… Tennis? Trumpet?

Owen - October 13th, 2004 at 4:58 pm

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