I JUST GOTTA VENT
Sunday, August 28, 2005
Huricane Katrina came through Miami as a category 1 storm, for the most part surprising us, as it was forecasted to go way north of us. But it did hit, and while it wasn't catastrophic by any means, it knocked over a ton of trees (seriously, a LOT of trees, even rather large ones), and flooded a lot of streets and houses, and knocked out power and phone service to a bunch (and I mean a BUNCH) of South Floridians. We were spared the worst, but did lose power for two days and phone service for three.
My girlfriend had some flooding, and lost a couple of trees, one of which, thankfully a small one, landed on my car. It was only the leafy top part though, and I got no damage. My car might suck, but it's all I got! Phew.
Anyway, now this little storm that kicked our asses nicely has become a monster category 5 storm, and New Orleans is the apparent target. I truly hope the best for them.
They will need all the luck they can get.
There's some more stuff I had thought of riding, but it's late, I'm tired, and I am TRYING not to be so damn negative, so I'll just swallow it for now...
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
I feel like breaking something.
I feel like screaming.
I feel like cursing a God I'm pretty sure doesn't exist and telling him/her/it to wake the fuck up and throw out all the trash that lives and breathes on this planet disguised as my fellow man.
(But I'd be scared I'd get thrown out too...)
Sunday, August 21, 2005
So it's been a while.
Don't really know what to talk about.
Trying to stay relatively discreet at work gets harder an harder since people like to stick their faces where they don't belong. Even the Boss is in on the act of outing the "secret couple". Whatever. Let them say and think what they want.
I've had a headache all day.
My doc increased my meds.
Fuck it, I don't feel like writing anything else...
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
I committed a cardinal sin on Saturday...I spoke ill of someone's child.
I'm not a parent, but even I know that no parent wants to hear somebody bad mouth one of their children. I felt badly afterwards, but I had to say what I said (of couse the high volume and excessive use of bad language was probably not the best way to go about it). I think though, it actually might have been a good thing when all was said and done. Whenever conflict leads to positive change or growth, that's a good thing, right?
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Try as I might to slowly change, (and contrary to popular belief, I AM trying), Anger, Fear, Cynicism, and general Negativity are still the dominant reactions and sentiments I think and feel at any given time.
Don't know what else to say about that at the moment...
Monday, August 8, 2005
You know, I KNOW that picking somebody up by the throat, and slamming them into a wall, or a concrete column, or through a plate glass window, is wrong, but that doesn't mean I don't want to do it sometimes.
Know what I mean?
Well, it was a pretty great week overall.
Well, it was great on a personal level, and shitty on a work level.
The big computer problem persists at work, so today still sucks.
But on a personal level, it was great.
Almost daily dinners in honor of my girlfriend's birthday; Good times with friends and family alike. Nice.
I'm saddened by the death of Peter Jennings. He seemed like good people. He seemed very good at his job. And he definitely seems very well respected among his colleagues.
I'll never understand why something as insidious as cancer has to exist.
I'm thrilled with the induction of Dan Marino into the NFL Hall Of Fame. He definitely deserves it. The fact that he never won a Super Bowl is one of the great ironies of life. One of the greatest ever, but no ring to show for it. All the same, there's only one Dan Marino, and I'm very glad it was the Dolphins he played for.
Thursday, August 4, 2005
It's been a pretty good week so far, with nice celebrations and dinners, etc.
But running parallel to that, has been an ugly work week thanks to a huge database crash that has really brought things to a screeching halt. The accounting / payroll department has been forced to do all kinds of long, tedious tasks to compensate for the lack of the electronic wonders we take for granted daily.
But today's frustration is also rooted in a much more personal issue that I of course won't get into here, since who knows who the fuck's reading this. I'm sure I'm overreacting, 'cause hey, I always do, right? But either way, it's made for a rather bleak day...
There's a huge concert on Sunday, the Gigantour show is coming around. It has some great bands: Megadeth, Dream Theater, Nevermore, & Symphony X among them, but I aint going.
I'm kinda bummed about that, but I kinda hate the outdoor rock festival scene.
And I hate to say it, but after their last effort, the brilliant Train Of Thought, Dream Theater's latest, Octavarium, really doesn't do it for me.
Tuesday, August 2, 2005
OK, OK, everything will be fine.
And today WILL be a good day!