Another Day

It was a good day, as far as the new place goes. I slept in a little bit and then screwed around on the computer for an hour or so before getting started on my tasks for the day. I took down all of my posters, and looked for things I could do without. I managed to put a few boxes worth of stuff together, along with jackets, and some odds and ends. Enough for a load anyways. Took a bunch of shit out to the trash too…I think the whole damn dumpster is my stuff.

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Jeremy told me to:

  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open the book to page 23.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these 4 instructions.

She zoomed in on the subject to get a better look.

Halo: The Fall of Reach by Eric Nylund

Starting The Move

I started moving stuff today to my new place. It’s a pain in the ass, but exciting at the same time. The futon is all put together and was a great purchase. I also spent some more money today on cleaning stuff, a new vacuum, a Swiffer, and various other things I’ll need at the new place. I did a pretty good job of writing everything down today as I thought of them.

Tomorrow I’m going to clean the whole place down because there are some pretty dusty places here and there. I desperately need to get a haircut tomorrow too!

I’ve posted pictures of the new duplex before anything was moved in.

Wal-Mart Stalker

I don’t think I ever mentioned it before, but I also have a stalker at Wal-Mart! And…I saw him there today, which was kind of weird after what happened online last night.

A few months ago Heather and I were doing some shopping at Wal-Mart. I was going down one of the aisles by myself when some guy, maybe slightly younger than me, stopped and claimed to know me from somewhere. He then asked me where I work and some other stuff I can’t remember. I started walking away as soon as possible. I met up with Heather in another aisle and we continued to show all over the store for different things we were looking for. Well…this guy followed us and we saw him probably like 10 times in completely different/odd places of the store where it could not just have been a coincidence.

Today I was picking up some cleaning supplies and things for my new place and as I walked down an aisle I noticed him right away. He said, “Hi.” I said it back and kept going. I heard him from behind me say something like, “Hey, aren’t you from…” I didn’t turn around. What a weirdo. As soon as he was out of sight I called Heather to tell her and we both had a good laugh.

Internet Stalker

I now have an online stalker! Some guy just starts talking to me today on MSN Messenger (I’ll keep his screenname private) after he found my web site. Seemed like a nice guy interested in poker, but then starting asking me personal questions. He was asking things like what I do for a living and where I was from… then all of the sudden he asks me how much money I make and tells me that I don’t have any friends. He then wants to explain my personality to me! I’m like, “WHAT THE FUCK!

If someone thinks they can explain who I am by reading my website and chatting with me for 5 minutes, what is this world coming to?

To all the psychos out there…go ahead and read my site, but please refrain from contacting me if you can’t act normal. Seriously, what did this guy think he was going to accomplish by writing this stuff to me over IM? It seems he might be the one who needs to find some friends or something better to do with his time.

Remove Your Email Address From The Email Signature

Why do people put their email address in an email signature? It doesn’t make any sense, but I keep seeing it over and over again!

I don’t know…maybe I’m just a computer dork and don’t understand. Anytime I receive an email message there is a section right at the top that tells who the sender is. Amazingly, it also gives the sender’s email address. Wow…who would have thought! This is how we can easily hit the reply button and magically respond back to the sender’s message, without having to memorize the address. It’s not because people put their email address in the signature.

Seriously, what do people think they are accomplishing by adding their email address to the signature? Every email program or site I have ever used prints out the To and From information with the message so it’s not like the address will be missing from a printout.

Things to put in your email signature should be things like your name, phone number, job title, address, web site, and maybe a neat quote. Please remove your email address!

I Like To Compete

I don’t care what it is…I like to compete. Whether I’m playing basketball, golfing, playing poker, working, or playing video games, I like to make a competition out of everything. I don’t like to lose to anyone at anything, but I am always up for the challenge.

My Dad ingrained the competitive nature in me as a child while playing sports and it has lived on ever since. I thank him for this because competing is a lot of fun and has given me many memories over the past 24 years.

Since I hate to lose, if I do end up losing, I make it a personal goal to get better at whatever it is that I lost at. I want to be the best and won’t accept anything less. It’s not easy to be the best at everything you do, but I sure do try. It takes a lot of hard work to learn something new or improve your skills at something you are mediocre at. I’ll do research on the Internet, read books, practice…pretty much whatever it takes.

One thing that I’ve recently noticed is that I talk to myself when I’m competing at something. As an example, I’ll be playing basketball, take a shot, and it ends up short. I’ll catch myself whispering, “Use your legs!” Or…I’ll be playing poker online, will play a hand that I shouldn’t have, and of course lose the pot. I’ll again whisper something like, “Play those hands and you deserve to lose.” So even when I’m competing I’m working at getting better!

Challenge me…