Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Adventures In Migration

I'm really going to spare you the ZZZZZ-filled saga of my workday today. I will only briefly mention that it involved a server migration that had me working with 30 adults on their individual computers in 3 sessions that were 2 hours long each. It was SO not fun but at least it's done and over with. Now I only have 999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999 more things left to do before the start of classes next Tuesday.

Tomorrow is going to be another mind-numbing experience as the entire faculty must endure day long meetings that are sure to plunge us to the depths of mindless insanity. Woo Hoo, can you tell that I love my job?

Actually, I do love my job, it's just the extraneous influences that go along with my job that I loathe (not to mention certain administrators who make me want to seethe with intense hatred).

I have had such a great summer playing around with my blog. I've been able to generate an audience made up of readers from around the world (which I think is pretty cool). I am going to do my very best to keep the level of content on par with what I've been doing all summer. I may wax ecstatic on the various mundane things that are sure to occur on a day-to-day basis (I'm telling you folks, I bitch about work A LOT) but will try and temper that stuff with more the interesting celeb skewering that I know many of you like to read. I happily accept suggestions and recommendations so please feel free to contact me.

I'm wiped ... I think I'm going to retire for the evening. Tomorrow won't be a busy day, just an early and boring one. Bring it on, I say, tomorrow is another day!*

*Was that believable? Did I sound excited? Eh, I didn't think so.

Weird Psyence

Brian, Adriana's supersexycoolintelligentgenuis boyfriend, was featured on MSN.com today! Look for the section of the page called MSN Broadband Highlights; Now on MSN Video He was the subject of a 6-minute video where he was able to showcase his artwork. The segment was titled Weird America: Brian O'Dell. Here is the description:

Art that breeds limes with rotten peaches blurs the line between art and evolution with bizarre results.

The video was presented by Weird.tv which tends to deal with topics that are out-of-the-ordinary. I really hope that you are able to see this video. It is unclear how long the video will be on the site for viewing so head on over there and check it out as soon as you can. It took me FOREVER to find the right software to create screen captures from the video but I finally found the right program that would do what I needed it to do. Here are a lot of screen captures of Brian explaining his artwork (click the image below to see it larger):

Here are screen shots of some of Brian's featured artwork (click the image below to see it larger):

Wow, I can't even explain how cool I think Brian's artwork is! I loved every piece that was discussed. In June, when Erik and I went to LA for a week, we were able to attend one of Brian's art shows. I was majorly impressed then ... but I think I like this stuff better. It's too bad that the video is only 6-minutes long, it seems to end too quickly.

As I said, I hope you are able to check it out.

Work Sucks Ass!


I got the shizz done for today though.

Must sleep.

Will write more ... later.

Back To Business

It is extremely early. There is barely any light outside. I am extremely tired. I am booked solid all day at work today. It's going to be a very long, very rough day.

I do have to say, though, that it is disgusting how the Republicans are doing whatever they can to rehash the tragedy of 9/11 and use it for their political advantage. By choosing New York City as the site of their convention, they are doing everything they can to manipulate the horrible events of that day to cast themselves in a favorable light. The fact that it is working on some people is totally gross to me. It is easy for them to say whatever they want because they know that a vast majority of the U.S. people have not and will not read the 9/11 Commission Report and thereby not know the truth about how that day came to be.

I just gnash my teeth at how this administration has ruined our nation and am dumbfounded at the level of support GWB gets regardless of his infinite idiocy. I do not understand, for the life of me, how anyone can listen to this man speak and honestly think that he has a clue in his tiny little brain? The man cannot pronounce words! Ugh, it's an old argument and I'm not going to get into it again. I will never support or endorse GWB -- never ever. Heaven help us all.


Work beckons, I heed the call. Boo!