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May. 8th, 2006

birds_sing and trythil have birthdays tomorrow, I believe. Happies!

Today's Bridge: I've decided what the third unforgiveable crime in Bridge is. Raising your own pre-empt, opening weak and failing to make the contract, and sluffing an ace and then failing to make the contract. Needless to say, Dan was my partner and went off one in a contract where he sluffed the good ace of diamonds on the first trick. With that contract under our belts, the rubber would have been ours.

Today's Deal or No Deal: I don't have a gaydar, and as such, only those characters who are blatant homosexual stereotypes come across to me as "gay". I don't see "gay" as an insult, but it's not really the same thing as homosexual, is it? It's more like the traditional "flambouyant" sense, but in a way that implies homosexuality via the stereotype previously mentioned. Nevertheless, there are rare characters who are just so blatant in their gayness that I have to say "Man, that guy is gay." This would be two characters in the history of anything. Scribe Shanky (or "Spanky" as I have to call him) from Brave Fencer Musashi, and tonight's Deal or No Deal contestant in the pink shirt and jumps. He did have a few great moments, including the hilarious "I'll tell you my answer... after this commercial break. HOW DOES IT FEEL, HOWIE?!" And he made out like a bandit.

Curt made curry tonight. Yum. I agree, though... it will be better with chicken. Tomorrow, I need to fetch one of my frozen meats and make something. Possibly Philly Cheesesteak. I also wrestled the dresser up here today and discovered that the GFCI had been tripped, which is why the convenient outlet wasn't working. Now the only thing stretching across my bedroom is the phone cord, which will go away when we get high-speed internet. SBC can't provide that, it seems, so I'm going to hit the credit union tomorrow and see what Kiva's deal is. I can get a good discount, and they can't possibly suck as much as SBC did. And hopefully, my gateway will still work with their service.

And now, it's late enough that I need to cram in a quick shower before bed. The good news is that I have toaster pastries for breakfast and pizza for lunch, so the morning prep will be over almost before it begins.


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May. 9th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC)
Wow, I haven't thought about Kiva in a long time. I used to see their stuff everywhere... I saw some Kiva trucks up here, though, a couple months back.
May. 9th, 2006 10:29 am (UTC)
They popped into my head when Curt mentioned other DSL providers. Kiva advertises service for Bloomington residents, so they should be able to help me. And I haven't heard of Kiva having a phone service, so they must be able to piggyback on AT&T's lines.
May. 9th, 2006 10:26 am (UTC)
The good news is that I have toaster pastries for breakfast and pizza for lunch

Spoken like a true guy. : D
May. 9th, 2006 11:35 am (UTC)
Well, I made egg salad on Sunday as usual, but without a pot lid, the eggs didn't cook properly. So rather than going to buy more eggs and mayo mid-week and remaking it, I'll just bring alternate breakfasts this week. And those toaster pastries have been sitting in my cabinet for ages... I need to get them used up. So few breakfast emergencies anymore...
May. 9th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC)
Yes, the word "gay" popped into my mind as he walked through the doorway toward the stage. Something about him made it unnecessary for him to open his mouth. I'm not sure if it was the "prance" down the aisle, the manner of dress, or the glaring 6" letters on his forehead, but it was blatantly obvious from the moment he appeared on the tv screen.
It was funny at first watching him run up to the stage to hug/kiss the girls. Then it got irritating. Of course, his tumble was sad but deserved. Mom must not have taught him not to run on the stairs. And the almost faint...what can I say.
As my clock nearly 9pm and he still had cases to open and hadn't accepted a "deal", I started to panic that I would have to endure another night of him on my screen. Maybe the network felt the same way because the show ran overtime about 2 minutes so he could finish up. PHEW! Let's hope they find someone less annoying and non-weird for Wednesday night's show.
Never heard of Kiva (obviously since it's a Bloomington provider). One concern about them would be that you like to use the internet when travelling. Will they have dial-up numbers you can access when away from home?
May. 9th, 2006 12:13 pm (UTC)
I don't know about dial-up numbers. I'll have to ask. But I doubt that Insight would have dial-up numbers either. At least Kiva should work with the equipment I already have. Then I'll just have to make sure that I stay in hotels with internet available when I travel.
May. 9th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
Since we had to do laundry last night, we actually caught some of last night's episode. Yes, my gaydar was going off hugely. Pink shirt was what we call "Helen Keller Gay", you know, even she could tell. We loved it every time he kissed one of the girls though. You knew money would have to be involved for that to happen.

May. 9th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC)
I still say he was trying to compensate for something. News flash: You can't stay in the closet on national TV.
May. 9th, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :D
May. 9th, 2006 08:28 pm (UTC)
^_^ Birthdays should be happy by default. But it's good to know that people care about you.
May. 9th, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)
That is very true. :)
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