We signed our lease today for 133 N. Quarry – a beautiful 10 bedroom house with a wonderful landlord. Thanks to Nick Lambrou for being extremely understanding and helpful when we needed help. I’d also like to thank my 9 roommates for dealing with my hectic hand waving as I tried to get the lease in order over the past week. Hopefully I’ll get some pictures of the house soon. Other going ons – I got slaughtered towards the end of the week with work, but what else is new? Stress release of the week is International Track and Field (1995) from Konami for the PSX. I’ve shattered record after record with button mashing madness. And have you seen the movies for the PS2 version? Insane! Also insane – Record Town now charges $20 for a regular CD. I don’t need to say anything, other than point all of you good people here. This week should be average…next CCC show is Mos Def w/ the Black Eyed Peas on November 12th. I hope to work stage for the first time ever, so hopefully it’ll be fun. Check out the awesome poster that we’ve got for the show – I have a large one on my door. Hopefully I can write some reviews this week, I’ve got a lot of material I want to cover. But we’ll see. Till next time, take care.
Well, this has been an interesting week. Let me quickly fill you in so that I can get out the door in time for 381. - We got denied, hardcore, for housing yesterday when someone else signed the lease on the house we wanted. Crap. We’re looking at another place that is potentially much better. - The aftermath of the Moby show revealed that the dressing rooms were trashed very badly, and that Moby is an even more bizarre guy than I thought previously. - I enjoy how every time I go home, I seem to log another 6 hours on Chrono Cross. - Hybrid’s Wide Angle rocks. I highly recommend you pick it up. - CourseEnroll was this past week, and as usual, it was a complete bitch. I won’t ramble on endlessly about interface issues, stupid network connection schemes, etc. I’m around as usual, you know where to find me.
The Moby/Hybrid show has come and gone; the review is up, as is a quotefile entry just from the show. The physical pain is starting to set in, so I’m going to bed now in hopes of being able to get up at a reasonable hour.
For your enjoyment, the timeline for the Moby show, to the best of my memory. 8:00 – Hospitality crew call 9:00 – Stage crew call, breakfast 10:00 – Load in Afternoon – Sound check 17:00 – I show up 18:00 – Security Crew Call 18:30 – Tix Takers / BO Crew Call 19:00 – Doors open 20:00 – Hybrid on 20:45 – Change-over 21:15 – Moby on 23:15 – Show ends ~Midnight – I go home
Well, Hell Week ended, and Wonderful Week begins. In what was probably the best weekend I can ever remember, I spent a very happy 5 days with the love of my life, Katie. We both seriously needed the time together and I think we succeeded on every level as far as relaxing goes. Plus, the drive isn’t too bad – although by some anomally, I got to her house from my dorm room (300 miles) in 5.5 hours, yet managed to get from her house to home (320 miles) in 5 and a little. And no, I wasn’t speeding excessively. While I was there, I picked up three CDs – Guster’s Lost and Gone Forever, Sneaker Pimps’ Becoming X, and Radiohead’s Kid A – to those of you with Kid A, try popping the black disc holder out of the jewel case for an extra booklet (with lyrics, I think?). All three albums are quality, and a nice diversion from my last 3 album purchases of TECHNO TECHNO TECHNO. Anyhow, life is resuming as usual, but with some added fun this week - John Cleese is giving a talk and a showing of Life of Brian on Friday night, and Sunday night is the fabled Hybird/Moby show. WOOT!
Task: Computer Science 414 (Operating Systems) Prelim Format: Mixed Time Limit: 1:35 Proximity to last/next task: 6.5 hours / 13.5 hours I think I fucking killed this one. GO ME! No rest for the wicked, it’s off to 381 study land.
I am done with my smartey man hell weeke. I am typeing liek Jeff K becuse my brian si fried!!! Hoepfully tomarrow my brian will be backe to a compleateley functionale state for my drive to Kate’s house! slaps his face If you need me, send an email – my machine will be on but no one will be answering it. Back on Chusday.
Task: Cog Studies 101 Prelim Format: 25 multiple choice, 3 short answer, one essay. Time Limit:1:15 Proximity to last/next task: Not availale / 6.5 hours The prelim was blah. Most of the multiple choice was trivial, and the short answer wasn’t bad…but the essay was a complete blind side. And from talking to a friend of mine, it would appear that everyone got blindsided. So we shall see – the essay is only 10 points, anyhow.
This week will be scheduled for 5 tasks, with a 5 day time limit. Making his way into reality, weighing in at 170 pounds, hailing from Trumansburg, NY – he is your sarcastic web ranter – The Master of Non Sequitors, Dan Dickinson. And his opponents: 1. Cognitive Studies 101 Prelim 2. Operating Systems Prelim 3. Theory of Computing Prelim 4. Accounting Prelim 5. 6 Hour Drive to Maryland The reward, should he make it through all 5 tasks, shall be a 5 day, 4 night stay with the beautiful Katie Michael. (bell rings)
Sunday morn and I’m waking up…but enough with the Chemical Brothers. Moby tickets sold out in 6 hours, which ain’t too bad. Most of my circle of friends (there’s a joke to be made about them all being jerks, and that being a circle-jerk) are in row F center, which are awesome seats. I will hopefully be once again leading the security crew to certain doom. Chuck D. on Thursday was awesome; very down to earth guy with a lot of good thoughts on the digital music situation. He was also extremely hilarious. I can’t even begin to list all the jokes he pulled. Some people were under the idea (myself included) that it might be a good idea for me to run for CCC Exec Board. I found out on Friday that my friend John Weissman (our current Promotion Director) is running for the position I would have wanted to run for. Since John and I have a very similar taste in music, I see no real reason to run against him. Sorry to those of you hoping. This week shall be extremely hellish for me, with 4 prelims spanning Tuesday (Cog 101 in the morning, CS 414 in the evening), Wednesday (CS 381 at 9 AM), and Thursday (OR 350 in the evening). After all this is said and done, I’m driving down to Kate’s house for Fall Break – so if you need to get in touch with me, do it soon because I’ll be unavailable until late on the 10th.