March 9th, 2003


Golgo 13 LA

Ok, so I know there's a Golgo 13 Live Action film that does NOT star Sonny Chiba... However, I can't seem to find any information on it.

It really bugs me.
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    annoyed annoyed

Mobile Phones

article on /. The comments are worth reading (usually if rated 3+)

I enjoy some of what my mobile gives me - coordination with friends, last-minute plan changes, p2p silent conversation in a crowd, etc... But there are times when I simply turn it off. Same thing with my home phone, I have no qualms about unplugging it if I don't want to be bothered.

There seems to be this stupid social pressure to be available and never turn it off. I figure I need my sleep time, and my "me" time, and my bio time. And I don't want to be talking to anyone during those times. There's no need to answer the phone just because it rings - they have voicemail for a reason.

Another irritating factor is using the phone in movies, meetings, at meals, etc... If you're spending time with family and friends, spend time with them. Don't be wasting their time with someone who's not there. Generally, if someone calls during one of these occasions my ringer is either off or set low so as not to disturb anyone. They leave a message, I call back later. Sometimes, I'll answer it to assess the urgency, then let them know I'm out with others and will call back later. Quick, easy, polite.

And, of course, using while driving. I understand the necessity sometimes - you need directions, or to let people know you're running late, etc... And there are times when talking to someone helps pass the time. However, too many people are gabbing when conditions dictate concentrating on the driving. Rush hours, weather, construction, etc... All of these require extra attention, and someone on the phone simply doesn't have it to spare.

Some of the comments I find ludicrous - people sending SMS with "are you there?" or "are you sleeping?" That's a pet peeve of mine anyways, there's is *NO* reason for a message like that. Either ask what you want to know, or don't. Pretty much every form of communication has a way to send a message that the person will eventually get. So send the message you want them to hear, and skip that stupid extra intro step. I've stopped responding to such queries, whether I'm available when it's sent or not. Much better to say "hey, I'm heading over to chinese for lunch if you're interested" or "we're leaving for the club now."

Have some damn manners, people. That's the real issue - we got the technnology without the manners guide.

Not a bad rant for 8am on a Sunday.
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Sunday, take 2

Right, so I did end up going back to bed where it was nice and warm and sleeping a bit longer.

Now I'm up, and somewhat tempted to sleep the day away. I think I'll have a shower then throw my bedclothes in the wash, that should help prevent that much of it....

The milk for my cereal was a bit off, and my stomach's been mildly complaining... Prolly have to hit the store later for milk n juice.

hmmmm, not up to posting the pics and summary of lasst night's shopping yet. Also kinda wanna wait and see if there's anything else to take pics of today.

order of business:
1. boot dekstop and start a disc burning
2. shower
3. start another disc burning
4. put bedclothes in washer
5. eat
6. veg and do laundry, maybe some light cleaning or something.
7. eventually, get a call from rents and/or oz
8. eventually get a call from Morphine and/or Hunny and head to dinner, prolly thai
9. veg, adult swim
10. sleep

now let's see how well I follow all that.
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    lazy lazy