As Far As I Can Tell


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Itís unseasonably warm right now. Actually itís more in line with what the rest of the country is having weather wise. Itís tricky though, always makes me want to get my moped out and running, but if I do itíll snow.
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My parents came up for breakfast at Comoís today. Theyíre going to Hawaii for a week on Wednesday. Itís part of a discounted trip package that they go on every year through Lord’s Seed (which is a totally weird seed corn company name, I know). Winter is the time of the year that my Dad takes it easy a bit.

Iím afraid that Iím a workaholic like my Dad. I deny it, but I know itís true.
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My wisdom teeth are out and doing fine. This is the first day I havenít had to take pain killers, but I still have to watch what I eat. I go in for a checkup tomorrow where they tell me if everything is going as plannedóIím trying to avoid the words ďdry socketĒ.
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I left Monday morning for Troy, NY to pick up a moped that I bought on eBay for Meredith. Itís an orange 1978 Kreidler MP-9. The back wheel is messed up, but thatís the only thing thatís wrong with it. The guy who owned it was in an accident with a motorcyclist. Apparently the motorcycle was doing a wheelie through a red light and came down on the mopedís back tire. He was totally thrown and broken, while the attacking cyclist got awayówhat a nightmare. I can see why the kid was done riding mopeds from then on.

The trip to NY was strange in the fact that there wasnít a minute to spare. Dan went with me and had to be back by 7pm on Tuesday for a classóand we wanted to stop by Akron Moped. There was no leisure time on the whole trip, actually running in and out of rest stops. It was awesome to see Akron Moped though. Iíd never been there and had heard so many stories. I picked up a wheel that should work on the Kreidler.

David Michael, my neighbor in the same house as me, told me I have to move the moped out of the hallway. Heís concerned about it being a fire hazard, which is suppose is understandable. I guess Iíll store it in my van for a while. Itís weird when you start using your vehicles as storage bins. Akron keeps mopeds in a school bus.
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The above buttons are from the filmstrip mode of Windows Explorer on Windows XP. This is an awesome mode that lets you flip through images quickly. I use it to preview photos from my digital camera. One of the coolest features is that you can rotate the photos, so you can get all your images pointing correctly without opening Photoshop. Take a look at the buttons to rotate the image though. The button on the left rotates it clockwiseóthe button on the right, counter clockwise. This is the most un-intuitive thing in the world; I constantly hit the wrong one.
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The Kreidler from NY

Caleb at his art show reception last Friday


 

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In an hour and a half I will have lose consciousness and there will be people in funny costumes standing over my face, pulling out teeth that my body wanted to grow. It didnít grow them to cause me pain, but to help me outóassuming that Iíd have lost a tooth by now, and could use an extra one. This is my punishment for having good teeth.

Goodbye wisdom.
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So if you havenít heard yet, two days ago somebody stole all of money for the Moped Army belt buckles out of Danís room in his house. In the mean time Iíve already paid for the whole belt buckle order on my credit card.

I supposed there might be some sort of fund raising event, or people could pay for the belt buckles againóbut I donít like either of those ideas too much. Best solution: send us back the money. Yeah, thiefóIím talking to you.
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Two nights ago at The Space:


 

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I have been spending all my day-time hours working on the new Moped Army website, to the point that my legs and neck are killing me from sitting in this chair. It would help a lot if I sat in a normal way I suppose; I usually end up sitting cross legged or squatting. My chair is pretty comfortable for the most part, but the arm rests are sort of small and end up hurting my elbows after about 3 hours worth of work.
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So Iím in the market for some Case Logic cases to hold my mp3 and warez cdís. I need something that will hold nearly 100 discs, but without going to the format where there are two discs side-by-side. Yesterday I went to Best Buy and found almost exactly what I need, but I seemed to be under the impression they were way too expensive ($20.00), so I didnít buy them. Not only did I not buy them, but I made a big deal out of the fact that they were too expensive and how I was going to go to The Internet, which would presumably solve my all consumer needs in some sort of heroic fashion one could never imagine in the real world.

Sadly, this just didnít happen. It seems that these handy CD storage cases are an expensive item everywhere. The irony is that Iíve made a big deal about spending money to store and protect 1000ís of dollars worth of music and software that Iíve obtained for free.

Iím an asshole.
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I now know the precise number of times something needs to fall off of the wall before I re-tape it using stronger tape: 8.
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Budís Hamburgers (Demon Burger), Wayne Michigan


 

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While I was in the library today I overheard a strange conversation between the audio/video resource librarian and a group of 3 elderly patrons. They were checking out books on mp3, along with an mp3 player. The librarian asked them if they have Internet access, and they said they didnít. Without any further prompting the supposedly technologically savvy librarian launches into a big speech about how she totally understands, and that at home she only has a computer because she needs it for work. She elaborates, saying that that sheís thinking about moving it into the basement so she wonít have to look at it anymore.

Why is this woman in charge of renting out computer/technology related items when sheís clearly so against it? Itís a shame that she pushes this kind of thinking on the elderlyóto my mind the group that needs help embracing technology the most.


 

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Iím a week into the New Year, and this is my first entry. Good thing I didnít do anything silly like making updating my weblog consistently a resolution.

New Yearís Eve I watched Stunt Weasel play at the Church of Christ Scientist, and attended a masquerade party at South Street. There was a big show at The Space starting at 3am, which I was just too tired to make it to. Here are some photos I just took off my camera:

Dan and Andrea.

Try to see Joshís mask in the back, itís great.

My Motobecane mask.
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More on everything lateróI need to get to work on the Moped Army website today.


 

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