But still, marshmallow (if it's spelled marsh mallow, why is pronounced marsh mellow?) ice cream has got to be a sinful indulgence. Thank you caiata for introducing us. =)
I've spent like $250 on things I don't really need, this week. 200 of that was the air conditioner.. And while being cool was, I suppose worth it, the frugal part of me says if I'd just moved the old one into the bedroom and hibernated in there, everything would be all right. The other money has so far been spent on my computer to determine wtf is wrong with it. Obviously it works or I wouldn't be writing this in sema. The long and short of it is that anything over a certain file limit of small vs. large (not entirely sure what the limit is, but large jpegs cause it to choke) get dropped while downloading. This makes playing wow, for example, impossible. This is sad, because wow is the only escape I have from the very droll existence my life is at the moment. I can't even watch movie trailers and clips (well, except the ones I already have downloaded). It's very sad.
I guess in the morning I'll attempt to locate a nic and use it instead of the onboard one and see if that's the problem. I know it's nothing else cause Comcast says I only get 1% packet loss to the modem, my nix box seems to be fine, and if I bypass the router (or use different ports on the router) the problem still exists on this machine. I even replaced the cat5, hoping that maybe a mouse or something had maybe just chewed some crosstalk into the wires and -that- was the problem. But no. Aside: I'm going to find a friend with a cable tester, or find a decent cheap cable tester, and KEEP THEM FOREVER.
So yes, nic is next. I don't want to have to reinstall windows, though if the nic isn't it, I don't know what else it could be. And yes yes, no spyware, no adware.
I'm better about this now than I was this afternoon. This afternoon I raged. But at least my laundry got done, I helped my grandfather out, and I got a present from my mom. A black leather bound (the pages have silver edging on them!) book about space. It's sexy. And I like space.
Sometimes I wish I could redo my life. Instead of going into the fields of computer science, go into biology at a larger school. Get my degree, go to masters at same college, combine with cs then. Do something fun and exciting in the field of biological computing, or cognitive science. Feel useful instead of at a job where anyone who can type and has at least a high school education can do it.
I don't know precisely what that had to do with space, but it made sense in my mind. Maybe because the universe in the ultimate humbler. Too bad I can't apply to NASA to go live on the moon or something. Then I could be the old man on the moon someday. The hermit in me thrills.
Though I'm not all hermit. I miss having ayradyss & lakos 'around'. I felt really guilty today cause ayradyss was upset and I couldn't just pop over and keep her company AND I was still contemplating doing it...but I haven't ever done the same thing for alythe. And they live in the same city now! And I felt downright selfish.
AND in non hermitness daxayl invited me (and is in the process of getting ahold of a phloxin hopefully) and asked me if I wanted to go see Mr. and Mrs. Smith on Friday afternoon. I of course, said yes. Well, I actually said something about how I needed mindless violence, witty lines, a shoddy plot, and sexy on the screen to keep me from going insane. But whatever. Mental note: ask phloxin about space for Friday night RP. Have you heard anything ecchikun? If you and broken_onewon1 have any ideas, I'm open to suggestion. Though if I can't get phloxin back on board for rp, I may put campaign on hold. This sort of campaign doesn't lend itself well to small intimate RP stuff. I never set it up that way. And if you wanted to come to movies, I don't see why you couldn't. =)
The only silver lining in this whole internet isn't working thing is that well, it might get me to clean some. =) Which would probably go a step in making me feel less lonely, oddly. Who knows. I might just stay on the couch and watch DVD's. :) I wish I had the mummy. I'm having a hankering to see it ever since I mentioned it in during conversation to bemocked.
Which leads me to a general polling sort of thing: Do you the reader believe that historic sights should be restored? By these I mean places that have lay fallow for hundreds of years. Like...the great wall of china. Most of it is in decay, but parts of it, mainly for tourism, have been restored to the way it was (or should be?). Does this trend trouble you? The restoration and repainting of the Sistine chapel? I'd say more, but I don't want to lead anyone too much down one path...Excluded from this are things that are historic that have been kept in a continual state of upkeep, like, say the white house, or the Taj Mahal.
*sniffs at his cup of goodness which is now almost gone*
I still don't have the courage to write about what's mostly on my mind at any given moment these days. Not really. So instead I'll leave you with a couple of quizzes (the what I didn't know about my friends one is hilarious for oh so many reasons) and do whatever it is I'm going to be doing.
You are an assassin. That means you are a professional and do your job without mixing any emotions in it. In your life you have probably been hurt many times and have gotten some mental scars. This results in you being distant from people. Though many think that you are evil, you are not. What you really are is a person, trying to forget your pain and past. You are the person who never seems to care and that is why being an assassin fits you good. At least, that's what people think. Even if you don't care that much for your victims, you still have the ability to care and to generally feel. It is not lost, just a little forgotten. In crowds you tend to not get to noticed, and dress in black or other discrete colours. You don't being in the spotlight and wish people would just leave you alone. But once you do get close to someone you have a hard time letting go and get real down if you loose him/her.
Main weapon: Sniper
Quote: "The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy" -Jim Rohn
Facial expression: Narrowed eyes