Archive for December, 2002



Chris Byrd

Chris Byrd is the champion! At least of the IBF. The fight was great. I really enjoy watching Chris Byrd fight. He’s very quick and confusing while still being a technically good boxer. His ability to avoid punches even when trapped on the ropes or in the corner is amazing. And then he taps you on the shoulder, in the chest and on the head, seemingly more to piss the hell out of you than to hurt you, before grabbing your waist and spinning 180 degrees behind you. Just very entertaining to watch.

I think many people don’t enjoy it as much because there’s not as much heavy swinging. There’s not a lot of contact and staggering and falling and bleeding. That’s a large reason why Chris isn’t pulling in the big money fights, yet. But it will happen. I’m excited for when it does.

Edit: Oh yeah. I want to thank Hyperlite for hosting the event. Mogs and Liz for the good company and for being excellent Mortal Kombat punching bags. And finally, Hyperlite’s brother and friends for showing me exactly how trendy faded knees and asses are. There were 7 of them with 14 faded knees and 7 faded asses. I think I should use them as my trend compass. They always seem to adopt the latest styles en masse. I’m not saying they don’t look good. They do. Like they just jumped out of the page of a catalog.

Now we know where you are!

Ever wonder where letters to Santa Claus go? Well so did this guy. He sent a package via FedEx and used the tracking number to watch the package on its journey. We know where you are now, Santa!

Gallery

I’ve got the gallery system working. I didn’t like any of the programs designed for it that were out there, so I wrote my own. That’s my excuse for the delay. I’m still finishing it up, so you should expect some changes yet, but nothing too major. There’s a link to the right. I don’t like the word “gallery” anymore.

Oakenfold

I wrote this a few days ago, so I might as well post it. We did make it down to see Oakenfold last Friday, and it was a good time. However, it could have gone better if:

  1. We could have left earlier. The show started at 7. We made it there at about 10:30, so we missed Scroggs, Hernan Cattaneo and half of Oakenfold’s DJ set. We didn’t make it to a point where we could listen to the music until 11 when Oakenfold started his live set because of reason 3.
  2. All of our tickets were for the same area. We all bought presale tickets, but two of them ended up being balcony tickets and the other one was a floor ticket. The floor was the better place to be, and they were checking stubs. We finally made it down there around the time that Aphrodite started.
  3. There was no nutjob ex-boyfriend being gay all night. He’s the ex of a girl we went down with who was set on trying to get her back and make it known to every guy there that she was his and no one should get in his way. I know they’re everywhere, but I’ve never encountered such a huge asshole before in my life. He’s the guy that talks huge shit and has yet to have all that shit shoved back down his throat. He relies on intimidation (and perhaps the muscles of his much larger friend) to fuck with people. And he said some of the most retarded things I have ever heard. I’m told that he’s not always like that. I can only hope for his sake that’s true because that would be a sorry way to live.
  4. We could have made it to the afterparty. I forgot to print directions so we weren’t exactly sure how to get there. Plus, a couple people had to work the next day. So, we but the night short and went home.

But despite all of that, I still enjoyed it.

Tales from the bathroom, part 1

I had what I thought was a pimple near the tip of my nose early this week, one of those kinds that really hurt but doesnít show up much because itís deep under the skin. Well, one day it was about to pop by itself so I helped it out a little. All was going well until the weirdest thing happened: out of the, uhm, hole… came out a hair! As I squeezed the hair continued to slide on out, and it was getting pretty damn long. I then realized it wasnít facial hair since the outside of my nose doesnít grow long black hairs, of course. Then it hit me, this must be a hair from the inside of my nose that grew out the wrong way! I squeezed a little more and it just sort of fell out, it wasnít even attached to anything anymore. Wel, thatís the first time that has happened to me and it was sort of neat.

Froogle

Check out Google’s latest project, Froogle. Oh where would we be without our beloved Google?

Surfing the Apocalypse

America vs the Middle East remixed. Neat.

Two Towers Premiere

This article is good. Great writing. And you can see photos of people. And I’m looking forward to seeing the movie.

Exilim

Interesting story about the great camera that’s bringing (or at least soon to bring) you pictures of our great adventures.

Weekend

This was a very busy, very fun and very tiring weekend. In fact, all of last week was a blast. I haven’t had time or energy to write about any of it yet, but I’ll do some later.

Bloody mary’s were on special last night, though, so I gave one a try. I asked for it spicy. I enjoy spicy foods, so the thought of a salty, spicy alcoholic drink got me excited for a moment. But, eh, I didn’t like it much. I’m not exactly sure why I didn’t like it. It tasted a bit like spicy vegetable soup, which sounds good. But for some reason, I had to struggle to try to enjoy every drink. Plus, they didn’t give me any celery with it.





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