March 31, 2000
Even though they're just words on a computer screen, I've always been one to believe that when written right, they can cause emotional responses. Today, I read something that had me smiling nearly all day.
March 30, 2000
I did an online questionaire today that calculated how long I would live given my habits and health. If it ends up being correct, I'll live to see the year 2060.
March 29, 2000
Biking home tonight from work, a branch caught my arm as I flew by. When I stopped to wait for a light nearly 5 blocks later, I noticed the blood streaking down my arm.
March 28, 2000
Having worked over the holiday break last year, I accumilated 28 hours of comp time. With 24 hours still left, I was informed today that I needed to use it up by the midpoint of next month or I'd lose it alltogether. Guess who's working 4 day weeks for the next 3?
March 27, 2000
I finally put the silver bell on my bike. It's huge and shiny and LOUD.
March 26, 2000
I heard the screech and crash outside my apartment at about 1:40am. I was sitting at my computer, and flew out the door as fast as I could and ran outside. A completely drunk driver had hit a parked car and in doing so had nearly broken a wheel off his car. Within 5 minutes of the accident, 20 people were outside seeing if there was anything wrong, but fortunately nobody was hurt. The driver who had hit the car was the epitomy of one of the people you seen on an episode of Cops. He could barely walk, his speech was slurred, and almost oblivious to fact that he had just managed to total two cars. Even though nobody was hurt, it scared me to know there are people like that on the road.
March 25, 2000
It's a strange thing talking on the phone to someone you've never met in real life before. I was completely thrown off-guard at first. Confused. Then, after awhile it settled into almost a completely normal conversation. Before, all I had was words on the screen (and a couple pictures and a poor-quality audio file of a voice), but now I've had a real conversation with the person. Completely unexpected, and very cool.
March 24, 2000
I tried to play "go fish" with a 3 year old. Apparently, I wasn't doing it right, because he started crying.
March 23, 2000
The client treated several of us to peach cake and ice cream today for finishing up a project ahead of a rather gnarly deadline.
March 22, 2000
It makes it easier to bike around town when people are actually aware of your presence in large vehicles that could easily kill you. If someone is paying extra attention, I try to acknowledge it with a quick wave and smile. On the way home from work tonight, my gesture was returned to me 4 times. I was convinced for 15 minutes that bikers and automobile drivers can peacefully co-exist.
March 21, 2000
I caught the girl at the video store staring at my neck scar tonight when I rented a movie. It happens all the time since it's about eye level with most people, but she was so blatant about it that I couldn't help from giggling and making her think that I was probably even more strange.
March 20, 2000
For the first time in 3 weeks, I ran a mile tonight after my workout. Result = fastest time in 4 years.
March 19, 2000
For a moment this afternoon, I thought the sun might just peek out, but it didn't. It was MIA all weekend.
March 18, 2000
I was walking along downtown in a steady sprinkle of rain today. Seeing an overhang, I shuffled along underneath it and escaped the wetness for nearly a half a block. On my way out from under it, though, it got revenge. As always seems to happen, a small quick drizzle of cold water came out just when I didn't expect it and somehow went right down the back of my neck.
March 17, 2000
I came off the dance floor sweaty and in need of a drink. A friend of mine was standing nearby and offered out a glass that looked like it was full of water. I took it and tipped my head back, gulping down two huge drinks of it before I realized it was a vodka and soda water.
March 16, 2000
A large cut on the inside of ones mouth does not mix well with a lot of orange juice consumption.
March 15, 2000
Drifting in and out of sleep in a strange position on the floor by my computer tonight, I had the accompanying ambient sounds of Brian Eno weaving through my semi-conscious state.
March 14, 2000
With it being so unseasonably warm lately during the day, I often forget just how fast it gets cold once the sun sets. Tonight, I was out rollerblading when the sweat that I'd excreted on my journey out became sort of a cold, clingy blanket on the way home.
March 13, 2000
They turned on the fans today at work to sort of blow out the air conditioning vents today for spring. It smelled like rubber burning.
March 12, 2000
On a lazy day like today, after a entire week spent running around constantly, just walking and talking in the sun with a friend while a cool breeze blows in my face is enough.
March 11, 2000
Played 27 holes of frisbee golf today in the warm sunshine. I threw 2 discs on each hole and after approximately 220 throws in 2 hours, the skin on the inside of my middle finger is now raw.
March 10, 2000
I went to my first rave in about 4 years last night. Looking around the room, the thing I most noticed was how old I was compared to nearly everyone else there. Every once in awhile, I'd look and see someone attractive, then I'd look closer and surmise their age. Don't want to be a Humbert Humbert.
March 9, 2000
My ears are ringing, but for once it was worth it. Saw two amazing bands tonight in concert and although they were greatly different, they offset one another nearly perfectly. If Looper and The Flaming Lips come through your town, go check them out please. Take a hand puppet to sing along, blow some bubbles, throw some confetti and watch the spastic projected images and stage antics. Then, clap like crazy because both bands deserve it.
March 8, 2000
"Mmm. You lips are salty tasting"
"Why yes, they are, aren't they?"
Startled back into reality by my neighbor opening the door to their apartment, I realized that I was talking to myself aloud yet again.
March 7, 2000
I was biking along to the rec center tonight when I had the vague suspicion that something was flying along above me. I looked up at the dark object, thinking it was a bird, but passing under a streetlight I realized that it was a bat. It flew along a couple feet over my head for about half a block longer, then off into the night.
March 6, 2000
When you've never met someone and you hear their voice unexpectedly, it's kind of an interesting thing. All those notions of what you thought they would sound like suddenly get thrown out the window, and even though it's a compressed audio file that was recorded on a low-end microphone and sent over the internet, you still somehow feel like you know them just a little bit better.
March 5, 2000
My car's kind of geeky, but it does have a sunroof. Today, I opened it for the first time this year and it felt like I was opening a long-sealed cask of some sort when the sun shone in on me.
March 4, 2000
I got so sweaty at the club tonight (it was damn hot there) that the tips of my fingers were slightly wrinkled. Like what happens when I used to stay in the tub too long as a kid.
March 3, 2000
Lots of chocolate this afternoon at work. Everyone seemed to have candy of some sort that they were offering up, and I'm not going to argue with that one bit.
March 2, 2000
Playing basketball, I hear a lot of trash talking. Tonight, however, a player on the other team shot out a putdown towards me (something to the effect that I have a large nose) that I hadn't heard since junior high. Of course, I told him that, and I think my nonchalantness about it all ended up bothering him a lot more than it did me.
March 1, 2000
I think I'm losing my hair. I've said it before to people I know, but standing in front of the mirror tonight, it just seemed a little thinner than normal on top. If it keeps it up, I'm shaving it all off.