Tuesday, May 27, 2003

I had a great time over the weekend with my Samarkand friend Athena, her friend Erin, and fuzzy Ryan. We ate obscene amounts of Russian food and THEN rode the Cyclone roller coaster. Twice.

Did I finish my papers? No. Did I get groceries? No. Did I finally surrender to passion and buy this tasty techie marvel? Yes, oh yes.
At Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) today, an individual,
later discovered to be a public school teacher, was arrested trying to board
a flight while in possession of a compass, a protractor, and a graphical
calculator. Authorities believe he is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra
movement.

He is being charged with carrying weapons of math instruction.

Thanks Joe.

Monday, May 26, 2003

My poor roommate lost a chunk of his face. Even worse, he lost his site. He posted this in my comments:

Ugh... While I was in the hospital, my domain supposedly "expired" and now my site is offline so I'm hi-jacking Glenn's comments. Thanks, Glenn!

*ahem*

I'm feeling tons better now. Thanks to everyone who inquired. This infection was super-random and still a bit of a mystery as to how I acquired it. But six days in the hospital connected to an IV drip has taken care of things. Turns out the staff infection I had was super-resistant to most drugs. Add in the fact that I'm allergic to penicillin and all it's variants, and I was left with very few options for treatment. I went through three different types of antibiotics before they found one that would actually work. Kinda scary.

In the hospital I spent some quality time with some old friends, Percocet and Morphine. Great gals, but a little on the 'loopy' side. I'm very glad to be out of there.

Now I just need to straighten things out with my site. The registrar for g73.net (enom.com) is 'holding' my domain for me since it supposedly 'expired' on the 20th of May (isn't that so very kind of them?). All I need to do to get it back is to pay them a $200 fee for their troubles. I don't think so. A new domain is on it's way, and of course that means a new design and new email address–such a freaking pain in the ass. But I feel kinda... naked... without my site.