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premise: i have to do homework
conflict: i hate homework
resolution: ?

5 Feb 2002 (updated 5 Feb 2002 at 06:01 UTC) »

the patriots won the superbowl. i know, it might not seem like much to you, but it means so much to me. i know most tech people are condescending towards sports and sports fans, but i've always been a fan. i love watching sports. and i follow the boston teams. aside from 1986, when i was 4 years old, this is the first time my team actually won the game that mattered. the whole weekend was just really great, and then the game, and we won. i'm still nowhere near coherrent. we just ran around worcester at night, screaming at cars. this article sums up how i feel. i don't even know how to end this. i can't really describe what i'm feeling, because i've never felt it before, and there aren't really words for it. of all my friends, i've known gabe the longest. we're fans. we always talk sports. i talked to him tonight for the first time since the game ended. this was the weekend it all just came together:

23:54:54 Gabe Leiner:  yeah 
23:55:09 Gabe Leiner:  this is just like 
23:55:20 Gabe Leiner:  so much better than anything else 
23:55:35 Gabe Leiner:  this doesnt suck

spam subject line: anthony, your time is running out.

a quote from one of my floormates, as the end credits of Full Metal Jacket begin to roll: dude, i thought that movie was going to be a comedy.

quote from the movie, just before the end credits roll: i am in a world of shit. but i am alive.

went to boston the other day. matched 2 more faces to nicks. i wonder if i would enjoy living in boston more than i enjoy living in worcester. of course i would. why am i constantly steering myself into suboptimal situations?

the events of the last week, blurry as they may be, presented as a series of vignettes:

it's snowing. the kick is good. the patriots win.

the spaceghost intro is weird. who's running? you are.

i have a hit song about a knife, and yes: i'm married.

bored.

oh no, not another test.

we meet, we go to wendys. thats it.

it's not snowing. the kick is blocked. that patriots win.

"dude, if the pats win the bowl i'm shaving the goat". -- Ryan "The Only" Johnson.

i go to wpi. it is a weird place sometimes. today illustrates that fact. i will present it to you in three vignettes.

  • 0200: a bunch of frat guys file out the door, wearing their matching jackets, with the frat letters, and their names embroidered on them, etc. i say "wow! same jacket! what are the chances?". they glare at me.
  • 1500: a kid is walking towards me from far away. i think he is carrying a foam sword and shield (ie for a LARP). as he comes closer i realize he is carrying an umbrella and a briefcase.
  • 2200: a kid walks towards the door, picks a chunk of snow up off the ground, and starts hacking at it, in his hand, with a knife. i ask him what he's doing. "i've been doing knives since i was 8," he says. "you _do knives_?" i reply, "wow, that must really hurt".

so, break is winding down. what did i do?

  • slept
  • went to some movies
  • played around with sdl
  • semi-rejuvinated the gnome-freebsd momentum.

this is such a dumb entry.

uh, my grades suck. i saw the ring movie. it was ok. it was three hours long, and these two old guys got into a fight, and gwar was trying to catch the hobbits, and there was this one hobbit that looked like chris farley, and liv tyler was an elf. when she said "we have to get you to my father", i imagined steven tyler as an elf. i started laughing hysterically. the wring wraiths were cool, i want their gloves.

20 Dec 2001 (updated 20 Dec 2001 at 16:09 UTC) »

after this class i think i have enough to write a jwz-esque anti-java rant. lets take a look at today annoyance:

int x = atoi (string);

vs.

int x = Integer.decode (string).intValue();

i _hope_ i'm doing it the wrong way.

update, 4 seconds later

just got a great totally random email, here is the body:

where can i download it 
can you send it to me
and can you hack wih this
proggie???????????????????????????
I wish you will resonn soon
classic.

done with school. lets see if i pass any classes.

osje is funny.

i have this awful feeling deep in my chest that everything i am doing is wrong.

also, i ate some doritos today.

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