July 2001 - 07/31/2001
In keeping with the note from yesterday... 0-100 kmh 4.1 sec <- meaning -> out
July 2001 - 07/30/2001
Never,never have I had this happen to me. Between the hours of 9:30 PM and 10:15 PM & 12:00 AM EDT and 12:25 AM EDT four different people wanted to race me! FOUR, FOURRRR, F.O.U.R. - 4!!!! My thought evertime was "Why do you want to race me? I'm just cruising with traffic? What makes you think I'd even want to race?!"
I was talking to 'the door' after I got back and I think I figured it out. As silly as it is --- I said something like "Maybe because I keep my car clean that implys that I want to race." 'the door' laughed, but agreed with me. UNREAL!
Well, as it was I was pushed over the edge. This car pulls up along side me and stays there for a good 2-3 minutes on the highway, teasing me. I let them pass. They pulled righ in front of me, so I moved one lane to the right. The highway beared to the right, so when I moved over I shortened my angle to get through the turn thus 'propelling me by this car'. Again, I was cruising with traffic and had noooooo problems doing as such. I just wanted to drive another 3 minutes on the highway to my home. BUT NO, that's not what this car/driver had in mind.
As I 'screamed' by him because of the turn, he decided to kick on the highbeams to get the car out of the way in front of him. It worked. He then stayed just out of my side mirror blind spot. AND he stayed there. I couldn't take it. I hit 3rd hard and took off by him and moved over one lane. Ahh... all done. He just wanted to see me hammer it right? WRONG!
He decides to ride my ass!!!? WTF! The vehicle in front of me moves over (thank you mini-van) and I hit 3rd again. I saw the headlights that were NEXT to my rear view mirror fade back, and back and back. I moved over a lane figuring, again, that this was over. WRONG with a capital ONG!
I was back to a normal speed and he comes cruising (his car couldn't do anything more than that) up and passes me. For some reason I couldn't let it be. Guess what I did, I hit 3rd for a few seconds and then hammered it into 4th. Ever watch a jet plane pass a twin prop plane? It looked like that except on the ground. I think he decided to give an inch because he finally calmed down a bit and stayed at a reasonable speed. That's all I was looking for anyway. As I neared my exit (LOL) he hits it again and (get this) zipped by me --- (LOL) no way?!
As you can tell I was/am very annoyed. Why did so many people want test me/my car tonight? I don't get it. I really dont. It's stock. Well, I'm starting work on a new site for mi padre - http://dynotime.net - Racers/engine builders/ tweekers you'll want to keep an eye on it. Mi padre has an amazing reputation and it looks like he's going to hit something big with a design he's come up with for engine repair. <- meaning -> out
July 2001 - 07/29/2001
Twice! I'm going to be able to say I jumped out of a plane twice!! I just spoke with a couple of the people going for the first time and they're a little bit nervous - can ya blame 'em? I mean, are YOU going? Noooo. Not that it's a bad thing. You can come next time. Oh yes there will be a next time. Does someone hear the term 'hat trick?
Okay, I'm providing a shameless plug to one of THE ultimate geeks out there. It's all you J5 I will now drag my feast West toward my resting sacks. <- meaning -> out
July 2001 - 07/27/2001
Thank you thank you thank you! The week. It is over. My mind, it is fried. My body, it is dragging. Oh my. Thank YOU week for ending. OY! Okay ready for this? Tough - The honesty thing, it's still a situational thing, BUT this one seems to have cleared some of the cobwebs of life. Ya see, I had inspiration to write a poem. I do not recall the last time I wrote a poem Yea?
It's Friday night, I'm exhausted. I'm sick and tired of stupid people and I'm beyond my breaking point of stupid people that have exceptionally large egos. Go AWAY! Leave the planet, there is a perfect good Moon up there for you. Sit your ass on that and leave us all alone. There has to, HAS TO, be a way to get rid of them. Maybe some sort of genoside? Would anyone notice?
If I shot the apple's stem of the top of the apple, would you say I have too much free time on my hands? <- meaning -> out
July 2001 - 07/23/2001
There is still more I get to tell about the VT trip. I forgot to write about the ULTIMATE restaurant. The name? Gonna love this... "The Perfect Wife" - I kid you not. They cook, they clean, they... Hmm. Click it if you don't believe me.
"Who looks stupid noooow!?" <-- Place that quote, win a buck. (Anyone involved in the History Game is excluded. Go chase after that Nexus Crawler instead of wasting your time with this. Geeesh.)
Honesty. It's a good word right. Even the definition is pretty damn good.
Main Entry: hon·es·ty
Inflected Form(s): plural -ties
Date: 14th century
1 obsolete : CHASTITY
2 a : fairness and straightforwardness of conduct b : adherence to the facts : SINCERITY
3 : any of a genus (Lunaria) of European herbs of the mustard family with toothed leaves and flat disk-shaped siliques
synonyms HONESTY, HONOR, INTEGRITY, PROBITY mean uprightness of character or action. HONESTY implies a refusal to lie, steal, or deceive in any way. HONOR suggests an active or anxious regard for the standards of one's profession, calling, or position. INTEGRITY implies trustworthiness and incorruptibility to a degree that one is incapable of being false to a trust, responsibility, or pledge. PROBITY implies tried and proven honesty or integrity.
Neat right. Good stuff? Skip over it. Oddly enough this is coming from me. Yes, skip over the above term. There are only certain time 'honesty' is required. Come to think of it, I'm having a difficult time coming up with one now. Wait! Naaaah. Sorry Mind-faky. In all seriousness though, I've expeienced over the years, thinking that once, or even twice was a decent ground to judge on. I've recently learned that unfortunately "honesty is not always the best policy." As sad as that is to read, it's worse to type. I am not a happy man typing those words. Not at all.
I guess one could call the above text a mini-rant. That's what I would call it. Hell, I just called it that. Don't like it? Piss off. BAM!
Ah yes, the above image - NESS. That stands for 'The New England Sceptical Society'. I would think it to be pretty self explanatory so I'm not going to say to much about what they are and what they stand for. Instead I'm going to ask a favor of you all. Help me get my 2 hours back. UGH! I wasted 2 of my precious hours listening to some man blab about how a car can run on cologne, sugar, water and various other things beisdes PETROL! That's GASOLINE baby! Let's try that again... Gas-o-line. There, feel better. This man, Dennis Lee and his 50 state tour is a J.O.K.E.! JOKE. Even if you want to go to listen for the hell of it... DONT! I repeat DONT WASTE YOUR TIME. Your time is more vaulable than what this charlatan has to say. He's not even a good speaker. He was loud and obnoxious. I had to leave because I was bored with his presentation. AHH MAN! I want my 2 hours back.
How does one cap off a wated night in my great home town? Why, one traverses the muck and grime of 2 traffic lights to visit The Big Dipper. Yum. Tonight, on a rare occassion, I went with a strawberry ice cream with one of those great literary works - a Marvel Comic. Resting was next on the list, but not before I watched a man make love to a fallen kings' wife... in FULL BATTLE ARMOR.
Factual errors: Uther has sex with Igraine while wearing his armor - a difficult or impossible thing to do. More fun goofs can be found with this link.
Yes this is on film. I rest my achy hands because you know I type with armor on... <- meaning -> out
July 2001 - 07/18/2001
Totally forgot to mention that while on my trip to VT I re-learned and learned a couple things.
A - I re-learned that 3rd gear maxes out at 90. Nifty
B - I re-learned that patience is virtue
C - I learned that there ARE roads in VT that have heavy traffic. WHO KNEW!?
D - I learned that when you wash your car it is possible to have ALL the scenarios happen during the same day. A bird crapped on the left fender. It began to rain withing minutes of me washing my car. I then drove through 3 different storms adding to the insult. Lastly, I was lucky enough to drive through various large puddles adding even more an insult. Oy.
E - I learned that 4th gear maxes out at 120. Nifty
F - I re-learned that driving alone for more than an hour or two gets to be pretty damn boring. <- meaning -> out
July 2001 - 07/15/2001
Rainbows are absoluetly amazing! I drove through a rainbow yesterday. Seriously, I DROVE through a rainbow. Granted it was only for about 1 second, but hey - I did it! Along the way I saw 2 other rainbows. One was complete, the other partial. How did this come to be? Well, while driving through 3 short storms - about 5 minutes each - I looked out my windows and saw these glorious spectacles of nature.
I then saw the land of Vermont. 2.5 hours and 180 miles later I arrived in Vermont at some random motel that 'shi' is staying at for another week. Why did I end up there? Well, after a few e-mails back and forth I figured 'what the hell, why not?' So it was this past evening that I met Pat and learned all sorts of things about the equis industry at large. Odd stuff I tell ya.
I think I finally have closure with a certain portion of my life now. I'll know soon, but I think I finally have it. It has been a loooooooong time coming 'shi', but we just might have done something that will give us that next chance. Go team! Next step... no clue. In all seriousness, thanks 'shi'. <- meaning -> out
July 2001 - 07/14/2001
My friends.. yea, they rule. Final Fantasy-The Spirits Within, Pizza and Beyond Balderdash - now that's a gathering I like.
Oh, did I mention that my friends...well, they rule. Thanks Ilias, Rahotep, Athos, Avenga, NS, Fenti, Nanyehi and NT for the great eve from start to finish. <- meaning -> out
July 2001 - 07/12-13/2001
On this the eve of my 26th year on this planet I decided to spend some time alone. I'm glad I did too because my mind needed it, my heart needed it and my wallet. Twenty six years old. I will be 26 years old in less than 12 hours.
What's next? I'm aiming for something new in my occupation. Something to grip my interest such an intensity that I don't want to leave work. In life I'd like to find another activity, other than soccer, that I can focus my physicality toward. Something like volleyball or iaido again. Iaido would ROCK!!! Then again, maybe it's time to try Yoga. Hmmm
Okay, you're thinking, 'why are you home? go out! enjoy! party!' Thing is, I really couldn't care less that I'm 'turning 26' tomorrow. The age thing -- enh, 'whateva'. I'll be old to some and young to others. Hell, some 17 year olds thought I was 18 last week. HA! I hadn't shaved either! Wild times. Now if I could only meet (an older) woman. NOT OLDER, an older. Damn sematics. Yea yea yea.
For those of us looking for the negative to B-days (courtesy of Babylon 5...
John Sheridan: Are you trying to cheer me up?
Susan Ivanova: No sir, wouldn't dream of it.
John Sheridan: Good, I hate being cheered up.
Susan Ivanova: In that case we're all going to die slow, agonizing deaths.
John Sheridan: Thank you, I feel so much better now.
This is how I see things...
Delenn: I am Grey. I stand between the candle and the star. We are Grey. We stand between the darkness and the light. <- meaning -> out
July 2001 - 07/08/2001
Answer... (late PM) bust. The weather didn't want me to go today. It was rainy all day. Ah well. Such is the way. Instead, I went to the 'Children's Science Museum' in Hartford with 'the door' and enjoyed a relaxing walk at yet another park - Wollcott Park. Gotta love those parks. Hot digity dog. Hot Dog. Digity... <- meaning -> out
July 2001 - 07/07/2001
Soccer is great - "Grrrrrrrrrrrreat" Thank you for being there soccer. Thank you.
With that said, I'm going to a party. With the day as beauuuutiful as it is, I'm sure to smile lots-like.
Ahhhh... <- meaning -> 011011110111010101110100 (binary translation time)
July 2001 - 07/03/2001
Tranquility.Ah, such a nice feeling. I found that while at Elizabeth Park in Hartford today with my friend 'the door'. The flowers were all in bloom, and people were playing, laughing. Ahh. It was so relaxing.
Happy Boom Boom Day as it's been refered to me today. The Declaration of Independence. I think I'll take a nap now... <- meaning -> out
July 2001 - 07/02/2001
Oh. All you guys out there... you're gonna love the LotD. Thanks for the link 'Sizzle'. <- meaning -> out
July 2001 - 07/01/2001
Listen to yourself and you'll find that things move on in life a whole lot easier. Though, if I did that I wouldn't have used my brain juices the way I like to. What's that mean? It means I spent way too much time in front of this thing. Unreal. Sad really. Ah well, there's a party on Saturday and tomorrow is technically a "friday". = )
Monthly ramble: garyploski.COM is has regained control. All that was not in order is now BACK IN ORDER! Damn straight. Life as of this moment is on the up and up. Thank you JOB! The ultimate LOATHE in my life is G.O.N.E. - GONE@! As patience reared up it's patient head I smile to it = ) The best advise in my life to myself and to you fellow reader... I I plead to you, bide your time. The time you seek will come. Unless you're expecting a Golem to stop over for dinner, your patience will most likely be worth the time alloted. <
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