Monthly Archives: June 2003

OK, it is going to be one of those days.

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Coming to Dallas September 30 through October 16, 2003

Mamma Mia!

(The Abba Musical)

I will figure out what to say more after I find my eyes (they popped out of my head when my jaw hit the floor). A musical based on the hits of Abba?

. . .

Pause whilst I recover from the shock, then curiousity strikes and I go to the computer to verify my question.

. . .

OK. O have found my eyes and I think I know where they rolled to at least.

The catch line reads:

A mother, a daughter, 3 possible dads, and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

Including the songs

DANCING QUEEN
THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL
SOS
KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU
TAKE A CHANCE ON ME
I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO
THE NAME OF THE GAME
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
SUPER TROUPER
GIMME GIMME GIMME
MAMMA MIA

I think I have just bluescreened my brain.

I'm embracing my inner geek!

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Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday DNS! Happy birthday to you!

Yes today is the 20th birthday of DNS. Just think 20 years ago today, the first DNS Server came online. Before that, if you wanted to go to livejournal.com you would have gone to 66.150.15.150 instead of livejournal.com! And just think, HTML only came into existance a little over twelve years ago, (and in case you are interested, it was written by Tim Berners-Lee on 25 September, 1990 – Take a look at the original implementation) my how time flies.

Not my best time off so far. . .

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Had a less that good week so far.

On my way home yesterday, I had to dodge to the right to avoid being sideswiped, in so doing I ended up running off the road, into a drainage ditch. My car finally came to a full stop upon encountering a small tree (only about one foot across).

As a result, my car will be in the shop for the next ten days to two weeks getting repairs, I have a three inch bruise across my chest and torso where my seatbelt was, I am rather sore, and extremely pissed off at whoever it was who drifted over into my lane. (Of course that person didn’t bother to stop – otherwise the nice policeman who did stop to help me would have given him or her a nice juicy ticket.

One nice thing is that my father (have I mentioned lately how much he rocks) dropped everything when he heard what happened, drove three hours to Denton, and helped me pull myself back together, deal with the insurance people, and otherwise made me feel a lot better. I was sad to see him leave yesterday evening, but he did have to go back to work and I do understand.

So short form, I am basically OK, a little sore and creaky right now (and if ANYONE hits me in the chest I will personally dismember them) but basically OK. My car will be in the shop for quite a while (current guess is ten days to two weeks) – and I am now driving a gray-green Ford Focus (the rental place at the dealership had that or a Lincoln Continental to pick from and I don’t need a boat) for the next couple of weeks. One good thing though, it comes with unlimited mileage.

Am I enjoying my job too much?

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You know that you have become people’s nightmares come true when you call your Data Center to have a server that is misbehaving checked out and the Data Center tech whimpers when he hears your voice over the phone.

“Oh no, please David! It is always bad and nasty when you are calling us with a problem.”

Why can't people mind their bloody own business?!

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Southern Baptists start gay initiative

Body reveals plan to convince gays to shift to heterosexuality

PHOENIX, June 17 — The Southern Baptist Convention announced a new initiative Tuesday to convince gays that they can become heterosexual if they accept Jesus Christ as their savior and reject their “sinful, destructive lifestyle.” At the denomination’s annual meeting, leaders urged their more than 42,000 churches nationwide to reach out compassionately to gays with a message about how Christianity can save them.

The rest of the article can be found on MSNBC