Archive for October, 2004

Longing or Missing?

Yesterday Jess and I went “window shopping” for a Toyota Prius. Afterward, I took her to the home builder place where she worked the afternoon as a “working interview” for the job she’s trying for there. We got there early and look ed at the model home they have which is, of course, totally decked out. So by the end of the day I was really feeling kinda bummed about not being rich and famous. I want a big fancy house and a Toyota Prius!
Then something dawned on me. Whenever I get these feelings, or when I feel dissatisfied with my place in life, it’s not really a longing feeling, but more of a missing feeling. I feel like a “has been” who once had it all, but now must struggle working for “The Man” to get by. It made me wonder if I had been a highly successful actor or musician in some past life or something (if you believe in that kind of thing).
Either way, it still sucks.

Celebrity

Wil Wheaton is cool
Stars, follow his example
Remember your fans

Lateness

Late haiku today
Wonky web hosting servers
Boo to bad servers!

Ancient Art

Compose a haiku
Wear white kabuki make-up
Perform Haikuki!

Wil Wheaton is cool

This isn’t really news, but it needs to be said. He came to the Alamo Drafthouse tonight to a showing of “Stand By Me”. Afterwards he did a Q & A, and signed books (Just A Geek). He was down to earth, charming, and just a cool guy who you want to hang out with. He had tons of great stories about the movie too. Check out his blog.

I took a picture of Jess with him, but sadly it came out completely blurry and unrecognizable. Boo.
More importantly, we have a present for our beloved Annika when we go to L.A. in December.

Automotion

Toyota prius
So cool and gas efficient
Can I afford you?

Preparation

Ripping my CDs
A new Ipod will be mine
Determination

Escaping The Man

Can freedom be close?
The Grr had an interview!
Hope to break my chains!

Faux Pas

A strange hat you wear
Is your hat making noises?
Aaaah! Rabid weasel!

Free iPods!

*EDIT*
The Blockbuster offer doesn’t seem to be available any more. Boo. That makes things a bit harder. Maybe it will come back. The Ancestry offer is a free 7 day trial which can be cancelled during the first 7 days, so this is a good candidate too. I have confirmed several people who used this offer and cancelled without problems.
*END EDIT*

As you can see fomr today’s haiku, I’m trying to get a free iPod from freeipods.com
I learned about it on my tech shows I watch. At first glance it’s bound to sound dodgy, however it has been tested and demonstrated to be legit.
The deal is, you sign up, then sign up for one of their offers (such as a 2 week trial to Blockbuster’s new Netflix ripoff where you get movies in the mail, or one of those CD or DVD clubs where you buy X now for $.50 a piece and then agree to buy Y more within the next Z years ), then you refer 5 friends using a special URL which gives you credit for the referral. Once those 5 friends each sign up for one of the offers, you get a free iPod mailed to you.
The CD/DVD clubs, actually interested me since they’re pretty good deals, and I like CD’s and DVD’s, however the choices area bit limited (especially the DVD club). I ended up going with the Blockbuster trial, since you only have to do the 2 week trial and can then cancel if you like. There’s also a good offer if you like coffee. Just make sure to read all terms and conditions of any offer you sign up for so you really know any hidden obligations you might be getting into.
So if you feel inclined to sign up and try to con your friends into doing the same, please follow my link above to do so! I will have my free iPod!