January 2006 Archives
January 31, 2006
I recently attended a basketball game with my favorite sports team, the San Antonio Spurs. My favorite player is Manu Ginobili. We went to the game early so that we could get some autographs. Of all the players that signed autographs, Manu was clearly the most sought-after, as well as the most accomodating.
January 28, 2006
January 24, 2006
For Christmas I got socks. That's no problem with me, since I asked for them. The problem is that they're cheap socks. Yes, I'm saying that out loud (not just typed on a blog). The problem with cheap socks is that they bunch up in your shoe. It really bugs when they get all bunched up in between your toes and the main part of your foot (or even at the end of your foot, like when the whole sock moves down your foot). You take your shoe off, straighten your sock out, and put your foot back in there. No more than 15 minutes later (less if you're actually walking), your sock is all bunched-up down there again. Grr. I'm buying myself better socks.
I'm pleased to announce that I'll be moving the server. Hopefully it won't be too obvious to you all. Right now, if you go to http://longboredsurfer.com it actually forwards you on to a subdomain of http://pablonoesta.com. So, even though I own the domain name, I don't have it hosted on its own. I'm stepping away from that though, and I'll be moving it to it's own hosting place.
January 23, 2006
I really dislike soggy cereal. Some cereals are better when they're a bit wetter, and that's understandable. What I have a problem with is something like Life or Crispix getting soggy.
Sometimes there are things that are difficult to bring up in conversation. You know it's important to talk about X, Y, or Z thing, but it's uncomfortable doing it. There could be a variety of reasons that it may be difficult to bring up. I'm referring to personal relationships, not to professional ones. The potential problems I can think of are generally:
- Fear and/or uncertainty of the recipient's reaction
- Possible unwelcome changes in the future
- Personal discomfort with the topic
In general though, it seems that after one of these conversations, you feel a whole lot better. Even if both parties don't feel the same way, they are generally for the better. I believe that good personal growth happens due to them, as well as relieving pressure that has been mentally/emotionally building. There are several topics that I don't really enjoy discussing. Most of them are still important, but I tend to have most of the symptoms listed above. This past weekend I spent thinking, almost non-stop, about these types of conversations.
January 19, 2006
January 15, 2006
Without a real purpose or point to doing it, I loaded a new system onto my PC the other day. I've essentially come to the realization that I only need a text editor, and the internet (with a web browser (preferrably Firefox)), and I'm 80% happy on a computer. A decent image editing program would make me feel good too, but I can get by 80% of the time without one.
January 1, 2006
I'm not sure what my fascination is with books. There's something about having stuff bound together that makes it more… tangible, more real, more…. I don't know. For a couple years now I have subscribed to McSweeney's Quarterly Concern which in short is a collection of writings compiled (as you might have guessed it) quarterly. I'm not completely sold by the actual writing in the books, but moreso by it's publishing. Except for iissue #17 each and every one of them seems to fascinate me.
I'm not the brightest light in the chandelier when I get tired. Maria, Cecilia and I had gone out of town for Christmas on the eve thereof, and I was a little tired from the long day. We were out and about looking at the Christmas lights at people's houses. I can't even imagine what their electricity bills might have, but whatever. Upon seeing one specific setup of lights, I make one of the dumbest comments.