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Posted on 2004.03.16 at 12:43
Mood: caffeinated
Music: tapping of this and 12 other keyboards in the library
so we got the digitalretina out here to arizona over the weekend. quite the drive when you're doing it with a procession including a 15-foot moving truck, instead of just a single car- but seeing the high-speed pursuit passing us on the 210 in LA was entertaining. sleep was short (and mostly unsatisfying) and nerves were frazzled and we were all testy for a while, and our apartment is still mostly full of unpacked boxes, but the hardest is over.

on cosmic_osmo's recommend of The DaVinci Code i borrowed a copy of the prequel, Angels and Demons, from my once-and-possibly-future roomie divamatrix and i _highly_ recommend it. also recently finished A Painted House by John Grisham, which was not at all what i expected- reminded me of the assigned reading of The Grapes Of Wrath in high school.

once we have internet at the house again i promise i'll be a more active participant in this LJ thing- dogpoop on all you people dropping me off your friends list just cuz i'm not online 24/7 like i used to be. :P

oh yeah, and while i was back in the bay for the weekend it became much more plainly obvious how many idiots and a**holes there are on the roads out there. case in point: i'm about to enter 280S on the metering light next to the apple infinite loop campus, get my green to go, and this yuppie in an AMG Benz coupe peels out and then cuts me off just so he can be the first to get onto the crowded freeway.

since i've quit smoking green i've noticed my ability to tolerate prickish behavior in others has decreased sharply, and i was already stressed out, so i lane-dance until i'm next to him, half a length ahead, and hock a loogie on his windshield.

unsurprisingly, he was _chapped_.

chased me through traffic, told me to pull over (answer: "so you can do what, you yuppie bitch?"), and threatened to follow me to my destination and "deal with me" there.

so i drove hard, hopped off and on at meridian and then 87, and though he was in a $100K+ 400hp+ tuner car, i ditched him- and the best part? i was not driving my six-cylinder 170hp bimmer, that stayed in AZ- i was in my gf's bone-stock 115hp four-door '94 vw golf. SKILLS, bitch. true story.

Comments:


Colonel Angus
scosol at 2004-03-16 13:10 (UTC) (Link)
so there was 2 lanes to get on teh freeway and he was in one, then cut in front of you?
i dont understand?
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-03-17 15:55 (UTC) (Link)
they merge at the end- go south from infinite loop onto 280 sometime and you'll get it
betternewthings at 2004-03-16 13:58 (UTC) (Link)
Down with the entitled yuppies!

Or at least behind with them.
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Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-03-17 16:04 (UTC) (Link)
spent a couple days back in cali helping the gf move out here to AZ (where we are now).
innocentch1ld
innocentchild at 2004-03-16 15:28 (UTC) (Link)
I'm convinced that I have a giant sign on my car that says *race me* because every friday there is always some kid or dad that decides that he wants to race me home. Thing is I'm just going 85 because I feel like it. Not racing anyone, but yet I always find some idiot driver that thinks he's racing me. Obligitory road blocking always ensues and the other driver gets pissed. So what do they do? PASS IN THE E-LANE. Oh and this is with traffic at a dead stop before the caldecot tunnel on the RIGHT while still doing 75+. Just plain stupid. Oddly enough I somehow always manage to pass them on the otherside of the tunnel upon which they further their stupidity.

I'm truly amazed at the stupid shit some guys that have no dick (no really I think all these guys have little peckers) pull.

Damn it's fun to try and make them wreck though... You need a paintball gun like I have. Looks real. I carry mine around with me now so I can shoot at them or scare them.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-03-17 15:57 (UTC) (Link)
You need a paintball gun like I have. Looks real. I carry mine around with me now so I can shoot at them or scare them.

haha- i'd have done that back home, but out here in AZ where people really might have firearms... eh, no.
betternewthings at 2004-03-16 17:48 (UTC) (Link)
Totally random:

Have you seen http://www.cwstuning.com/gallery/coupe-degolf this?

Oh, and the chick working the computer lab has really perky tits. I approve.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-03-17 15:59 (UTC) (Link)
ho-lee s***. i'm sure it handles like crap, but color me impressed nonetheless-
betternewthings at 2004-03-17 17:25 (UTC) (Link)
The N* motor is apparently pretty light. 380lbs, or something like that. It's just physically large.

I prefer the LS6 - it may weigh 30lbs more, but it is physically smaller than most 3.0 sixes on the market.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-03-18 09:42 (UTC) (Link)
380 still beats the VR6 by a fair margin, and the common perception there is that your car will handle like crap unless you're very good at suspension tuning...
betternewthings at 2004-03-18 12:44 (UTC) (Link)
True - but the LS7 does 400hp stock, and will be doing 500hp, stock, in the new Z06, for less weight than a VQ-series motor.

I am mightily impressed.
Always Lagging
alwayslagging at 2004-03-16 21:05 (UTC) (Link)
That bay area story is funny, and not too surprising. Congrats on teaching him a lesson.

~Ralissa~
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-03-17 16:00 (UTC) (Link)
:)

glad we got to chill for a bit before heading out- punch your bf in the head or something for em and i ;)
Always Lagging
alwayslagging at 2004-03-17 18:42 (UTC) (Link)

LOL

"glad we got to chill for a bit before heading out"

Me too.

The whole statement about me punching my bf in the head makes me wonder if you and Em rubbed off on each other or you guys made comments like that before knowing one another. :)
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-03-18 09:43 (UTC) (Link)

Re: LOL

probably a little of both *smirk*
fearingtheart at 2004-03-17 11:50 (UTC) (Link)
hahaha, so funny!!!

I JUST finished reading Angels and Demons about...oh...45 minutes ago. I read that damn book in under 3 days.

SOOOOO GOOOOOD! Aw man that book was great!
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-03-17 16:01 (UTC) (Link)
it is indeed- i'm glad to know i'll be able to follow it up with the next one too-
fearingtheart at 2004-03-17 16:11 (UTC) (Link)
yeah, I can't wait...tried to check it out today but they didn't have it. Hrmf.
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Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-03-17 16:06 (UTC) (Link)
yeah, it was great- i don't think the guy could have been more stereotypical VP-corporate-whore if he'd been trying.
The Code Monkey Programmer Chick
divamatrix at 2004-03-18 23:55 (UTC) (Link)

Got Job?

Jason!

Here ya go man. Contact "All About People" (Becky) at 602-555-1212 for UOP employment.

Tell em Lewanna sent you :)
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-03-23 09:32 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Got Job?

done :) *fingers crossed*
The Code Monkey Programmer Chick
divamatrix at 2004-03-23 11:17 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Got Job?

They've been hiring like crazy. I should have given that to you a long time ago. Lets hope that they aren't done hiring for the time being. :) I'm crossing my fingers for you hon!
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-03-23 15:16 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Got Job?

well, there's still a listing for the position on phoenix.jobing.com- so i'm thinking it's likely.
super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis
skrape at 2004-03-22 11:03 (UTC) (Link)
I almost miss driving with you, except for the road rage. I find that I have similar tendencies, but luckily I don't have a capable car to chase people with or the balls to chuck full sodas out my car as if they were water balloons. I'm too scared of breaking my car. :(



I got your IM this morning, but you'd signed off before I saw it. I was upstairs watching Sopranos. I have your cell number. I think I'll try to call you later tonight or tomorrow? XO.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-03-23 08:41 (UTC) (Link)
or the balls to chuck full sodas out my car as if they were water balloons.

hehehe... oh, the memories.

call whenever :)
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