January 15th, 2004

Andrei in the office

A fun post.... My type

EditThis post was filtered "Friends only". It is now public

I think that we come pre wired with 'types' that we like.

It took me the longest time to figure out why I got hooked on shadesong's journal. There's a geek look that always manages to catch my eye. Call it my 'first impression'

And if there is any doubt that you lock onto an image and it sticks, allow me to demonstrate with a scary parallel with one of my oldest and dearest friends who I love dearly and will til' I die, Next to the more recent journal I've added.

And yes... as a kid, Lala Ward was meant to be mine.

EDIT:Being Poly means never having to say, "Oh, yeah. You too honey." Because she already knows how much you love her, and the only time you say it is because you want to... not because you have to.
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Andrei in the office

A sad post...

The mother of a friend of mine has passed recently. I have been trying to keep up with status and wishes through one of her partners.

I haven't said anything directly to her during this time because when I'm personally going through very difficult times I don't necessarily want everyone in the room running to me. I want the people closest to me who know me inside and out to be there when I might act a little more erratically. Again this is my own practice.

None the less, I have been concerned and sending well wishes throughout as best I can. It is hard to understand the relationship between a daughter and her mother for me. As a son my relationship with my own mother was... Well, to use the word strained would be ...

The important this is that someone I care about is hurting and healing. And I can only wish the best for her and her mother, and her family around her.

Unto them from whose eyes the veil of life hath fallen may there be granted the accomplishment of their true Wills; whether they will absorption in the Infinite, or to be united with their chosen and preferred, or to be in contemplation, or to be at peace, or to achieve the labor and heroism of incarnation on this planet or another, or in any Star, or aught else, unto them may there be granted the accomplishment of their Wills, yea, the accomplishment of their Wills.
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Andrei in the office

And the daily Mac nominations for the Darwin Awards

First off there is WinExposé

A company has developed and is selling an Apple technology for Windows. They didn't even opt to change the names. We'll judge the success of this product on whether or not they paid for the patent rights. If not... expect this company and product to be gone within 2 months.

And from the desk of fuego who does tech support for the Mac:
...so I get this call from a woman wanting to know where the solitaire game was on her computer...I tell her that Macs don't ship with solitaire, but it can be downloaded all over the internet. She asks me to walk her through downloading because she doesn't know how to download, then she changes her mind and says she's not sure she made the right descision buying a mac if it doesn't come with solitaire.

she's seriously thinking about taking the computer back (she only got it yesterday)

Ladies and Gentleman. Let me make my first recommendation that this person does in fact need a Dell. It's all about Solitaire.

I wonder how many Mac users we'll lose when they find out we don't package Minesweeper by default either.
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New LJ Suggestion: Community Guide

Yeah, yeah. I know. I take a week off and then become the posting monster. Deal ;)

I posted to LJ's suggestion board with this. It hasn't shown up yet (I hope it's just the moderation and not a submit bug)

I'd love comments from this journal's readers:

Community Guide

Short, concise description of the idea:
A yahoo-style hierarchical guide

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I deal with this on occasion. Normally it doesn't bother me. It drives
me nuts however, when people have to push it in my face and honestly
don't get it.

I just called dominos for dinner. Okay, Wendy's I've gotten used to. I
ordered a small pizza.

"We only have medium"

I thought, 'Did you people run out of all other crust sizes?' "You only
have medium"

"That's our smallest size"


"How many sizes do you have?"

"3, medium, large, and extra large"

*audible sigh*

"I'll have the smallest pizza you have."

"You want a medium."


This country will be destroyed by the revolution of us destroying those
in marketing.

Side note: This is a test of me posting with the new PGP email function.
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Andrei in the office

Kill, kill, kill: A pizza followup

I realize I must be fussy. My one night alone at home. I ordered the pizza, "Sausage, Green Pepper, Mushroom, and NO CHEESE." This last part I mentioned at least 3 times. I also asked them to ring my doorbell as I might not see them.

So, 40 minutes after my call. I hear. "Um... Hello?"
I go to the window to see a guy waving at me. I attempt to explain the small medium thing... He doesn't get it.

I sign the receipt.
I look at the pizza
I take the receipt back and send the guy off with the pizza.
I call back. They said they'd try to have another one back in 20 minutes.
No refunds or discounts mentioned... just they'd try to have another one in 20 minutes.

And the voice of Tyler Durdan rings in my ears, "Clean food please"

I will manage to forget the receipt when the pizza comes back. If he asks for it...


I shouldn't deal with people when I've skipped lunch.