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03 February 2004 @ 10:46 am
Total list of things that need fixing right now:

- My desktop (no video, sound, or other signs of life - probably needs internal tweaking, or the motherboard just shot everything. So it goes.)
- My laptop (won't accept CD's, and I should probably try to sell it once it's fixed - I'm no longer the fan of OS X I once was.)
- My car (burns coolant, leaks oil badly, and windshield cleaning fluid sprayer is still broken. Needs an engine tune-up, chassis lube, alignment, and general check-up/preventative maintenance.)
- My TV (which died sometime yesterday - the entire screen is covered in lightning-like white streaks, and it can't be adjusted manually. Also needs to be recycled, along with other computer parts lying around)
- Window in front room, handle for which is still broken (Thanks, roomie - will have to call Kleinman about getting it fixed)

General To-do
- [*] Schedule appt. to see a dentist
- [*] Pick up my palm pilot from FedEx tonight.
- [ ] Pay off loans for laptop[ ], credit card[ ]
- Find my copies of Watchmen[ ], Akira Vol.II[ ], my Spelljammer core books[ ], and my C library reference [ ]
- [ ] Bother somebody to get my Programming Languages book back from Kaki (who has had it for several years now)
- Finish reading/return books on loan from others
- Find out who has books/CD's on loan from me
- [ ] Get books/CD's ready to sell or give away
- [ ] Get dry-cleaning done, some time in the future
- Consolidate numbers and addresses
- [ ] Get the mic/amp setup working so I can
- [?] Finish the set from November (fucking a)
- [?] Finish capstone
- Quit smoking (still proceeding well)
- [ ] Figure out what to do with the little pre-Pentium I have sitting in my room
- [?] Define and work on extant Master plans
- [ ] Deal with the school loan people
- [ ] Do my taxes
- [ ] Get my cell phone battery replaced (working on the same battery for two years is wearing thin)
- [ ] Make those Bawls bottles into other things, or recycle them if the bottle-cutting thing doesn't work
- [ ] Convert my character sheets/info into something easier to carry/read (Oriental Adventures[ ], Seventh Seal[ ])
- Work on becoming a better person, since I've been awful lately
- Avoid birthday, Valentine's Day
- Write letters to kids in Japan, and people abroad
- Finish finding the things that need to get done
- Get Eye exam[*], new glasses[?] - check Graf Optical - appt. scheduled for March 3, 6:30 PM
- Added 1:21 - Get a physical
- Added 1:25 - [*] Get a hair cut. I'm shaggy. Hair is cut.

I should note - suggestions are welcome.
Abra SWcloudscudding on February 3rd, 2004 09:32 am (UTC)
Hoc Est Qui Sumus: Devourdiscoflamingo on February 3rd, 2004 09:53 am (UTC)
It's coming up again - the anniversary of the fire-bombing of Dresden.
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Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on February 3rd, 2004 09:55 am (UTC)
"Avoiding birthday" is an over-loaded phrase for a conceit wrapped in metaphors of allusion.

In other words, I'm not a fan of birthdays in general - this year is no exception.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on February 3rd, 2004 10:34 am (UTC)
And when I say "birthdays", I mean "my birthdays".
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Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on February 3rd, 2004 12:24 pm (UTC)
I'll get into the birthday thing in not too long, I'm sure.

I'd love to watch Angel with y'all, and I didn't even know he's be in town.
Do You Wanna Be Free or You Wanna Be Right?malcubed on February 3rd, 2004 01:36 pm (UTC)
He does live in it.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on February 3rd, 2004 01:52 pm (UTC)
Not every day.
Hillarysusanofstohelit on February 3rd, 2004 09:49 am (UTC)
if I were mean, I would say that his birthday is listed in his user info.

of course, I'm not mean. :-P

(sorry, doc, I'm in a very strange and silly mood today, having spent most of the morning hassling people to finish billing for month end)
Hoc Est Qui Sumus: Hmmm Ninjasdiscoflamingo on February 3rd, 2004 09:55 am (UTC)
You're forgiven ;-)
Hoc Est Qui Sumus: Devourdiscoflamingo on February 3rd, 2004 10:13 am (UTC)
Anonymous Coward: GAH! Put a warning on that link!
roystgnr: He titled his post "Monkey porn". What exactly were you expecting to see when you clicked on it?

Josiah Carlsonchouyu_31 on February 3rd, 2004 07:36 pm (UTC)
COMPUTER: Try removing and reinserting the ram in your computer. Sometimes the shit gets loose, and fuck-all if the computer will start up. You may also want to check the power supply with a multimeter.

CAR: Likely your car is leaking coolant, the odds of it getting hot enough to burn the pseudo-sugar water is very low. For $20 you can get a shop to pressurize your system and check it for leaks. I would go to VIOC here, (if they do that kind of thing) because my friend blasphemina works there, as does quite a few other ladies. happy_l_devil went to HS with blashpemina's younger brother endoris, both of whom fucking rock.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on February 4th, 2004 10:16 am (UTC)
I appreciate the tactful and helpful advice. I just need time to take it in - I still use the CarX on University. They're people I know I can trust.

The computer is only infuriating in concert with all of these other problems - and how much time it may take.
Josiah Carlsonchouyu_31 on February 4th, 2004 10:57 am (UTC)
If you trust CarX, cool. If you want to watch ladies work on your car, VIOC is the place. Heh.

Yeah, computer repair is a pain in the ass. If it comes to the point where you'd have to replace major components, just buy a fucking computer. It has gotten to the point where you can purchase a retail machine for decent prices, and they aren't any/much slower than ones you build yourself. Compaq, HP and Dell usually have decent deals, and compusaauctions.com usually has auctions for slightly-lower-end machines (from HP and Compaq) for ~$50-100 cheaper than you can get at their retail outlets. Oh yeah, warranties are really nice if shit breaks.