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By gzt (Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 11:04:09 AM EST) gzt, cad, spendthrift, drunkard, failure, swing (all tags)
Saturday! Woo! There may be beer geeks/snobs out there, but it should still be a fun day. I got two tickets.

Back at work for the first time since last Tuesday. Meh.

I forgot to bring my checkbook to work today, it's the last day to pay for this charity run thing. Oops. I never use checks. I'll have to start running a little bit again before this thing.

The girl is meeting the parents tomorrow. No stress about it whatsoever, they're pretty laid back and she meets all of the basic requirements they could reasonably expect. She told me her parents would be much the same way about me, but we haven't figured out a timeline for my meeting them. This is quickly turning into pretty serious business.

Maybe I should get contact lenses. I don't think I need a new prescription and the insurance will give me money for hardware this year. I used to have them, but stopped in college because I couldn't be buggered to get a new prescription and such.

Pascha went well.

My car is making grinding noises. Brakes. I don't know any good mechanics around here. I am wondering whether to get it fixed now or after Dark Lord Day - I really need a car to get to Dark Lord Day and I think the car would survive the trip, but it really would be better to get it fixed. I don't want to risk not having a car for Dark Lord Day: it's that important.

I've been busy the last couple weeks, so instead of picking up heavy things and putting them down at the gym, I've been doing crossfit-style workouts in the storage room with my medicine ball and pullup bar. It's good to do a little of this sort of thing, because otherwise that run in a month will just kill me. I really like my medicine ball. I really need to round up some friends to go down to the beach and play Hooverball when it warms up.

I saw a Sondheim musical last night: "Merrily We Roll Along". A student production. It was very poignant. Like getting stabbed repeatedly. In the good way. They put on a pretty good show, too.

It was suggested by a married couple we know that the lot of us should all take dance lessons together. I said that I had been thinking of that, too, particularly swing dance. Then we all sat in admiration of how great an idea it was and how we were all in accord. $CITY Swing Dance Society is right by me, but they don't say when the next set of beginner classes start and they might be on a night we can't do it. Otherwise, it'd be a pretty good fit. I took the beginner class there ages ago, but I didn't keep up with it after the class because I basically went alone and dancing is the sort of thing where you really need a bunch of people you know unless you want to dance poorly with a bunch of strangers. Some people can handle that while learning. I'm not that kind of guy.

I didn't budget time properly for my upcoming exam: I may have to bow out. Ugh. That means I may be stuck in this job until fall/winter. I'll take two exams in the fall. I'll start studying now. That'll be a way to make it up. Respect the demands of time. Schoolwork and everything else outside is simply demanding too much of the time in the short run and I'm not making enough progress on the material. C'est la vie. I'm a ne'er-do-well and failure. I'm also a drunkard and a spendthrift. At least I've got rhythm. And, now, a lot more free time.

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Dark Lord Day | 12 comments (12 topical, 0 hidden)
grinding noises. Brakes by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 11:29:32 AM EST
That's a very bad sign. It means that the brake pads are completely worn out and the rotors are being ground down. This results in something worse than a car that won't start: A car that won't stop.

Get the brakes fixed now.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

It depends by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 12:53:59 PM EST
on how often you drive the car. The last couple years I had my car, I put, maybe, 500 miles a year on it. The brakes would get rusty and would make a grinding sound until the rust was worn off.
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You also by coillte (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 06:27:38 PM EST
gotta think about replacing the discs if the steel backing on the pads grinds them past tolerance.  

Though they can get really skiddy and sparky while thats happening.

Arms my only ornament...
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True by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 07:29:27 PM EST
but by then, I'd gotten rid of the car.

Welcome back, btw.


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Tease by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 12:51:43 PM EST
you mention beer snobbery, yet never deliver.

I'm no beer snob by gzt (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 01:10:09 PM EST
And I hate beer snobs. I just like and drink good beers.

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But what's going on Saturday by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 01:20:20 PM EST
where you may run into beer snobs.

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Dark Lord Day by gzt (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 01:22:13 PM EST

The release of Three Floyds Brewing Co's Dark Lord beer. Sold only on one day of the year. Dark Lord Day.

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Ah, they make Alpha King by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 01:28:45 PM EST
You have to admire a beer you can still taste five minutes after you swallowed.

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Yeah, and Dark Lord is like twice as good by gzt (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 01:37:11 PM EST
Like, ten minutes after.

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Dump the woman by Dr H0ffm4n (2.00 / 0) #11 Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 07:34:04 AM EST
She's obviously keeping you from school work and revising.

Ha! And, revising? by gzt (2.00 / 0) #12 Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 10:01:02 AM EST
The time budget shortfall began before this whole thing started. I've actually made better progress after getting her on board the team and I'm not having overruns in the entertainment-time budget. The problem is elsewhere. Namely, poor budgeting. Next go-round, more time will be budgeted and I will start further out. Namely, uh, I'll work starting right now for the fall exams (two) and just coast on in.

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