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i get my kicks on channel six. i get my kicks on channel six…

Posted in Crazy Wisdom on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 10:37 am by flerly.

The problem with this really cool 3-day rotation exercise dvd I got is that it gives three really cool 20-minute workouts, but it doesn’t allow for any warm-up stretching time. After last nights kick-cardio, i’m feeling sore. I could feel it during and remember thinking to myself, “that’ll probably hurt tomorrow.” I was right. I think tonight I’ll stick to trying out the DDR Konamix JamesT bought last night.

Didn’t want to get up… went to bed early enough, but was having the strangest dream where I had joined some kind of detective club, and was working with a team of other tourist-type strangers trying to find clues at some crime scene that the organizers had set up. There were phases, and whomever found the clue that led to opening the next phase got to be the first one on the scene of the next phase.

Anyway.. snooze started going off during one of the more interesting phases, right about the point I had discovered a safe installed under the passenger seat of the RV we were examining, and try as I might to fall back to sleep, those nine-minute stretches just weren’t enough to get back into it. Oh well.

I hear the gang wasn’t fond of the flick 2001: A Space Odyssey for last night’s Screen on the Green. Well, I figured. That’s actually a great Arthur C. Clark series of books, which I really enjoyed (2001, 2010 & 2061 I read, which reminds me, I never did get the last book, 3001. I should look for that). The Kubrick interpretation on film, though… not the best choice for the picnic-party-mood that I’m sure was going on.

Well, I had planned to get some work done from home last night, but I’m having a hard time doing it, when I come home aching from sitting so long in front of the computer, and especially after a nice call with my mother, where I get to report that I’ve done a whole lot of nothing BUT work lately, weekends included. She had her months mixed up and thought we might have gone to Vegas this week. She’s trying to stay busy up there and be casual about this month, which unfortunately contains both Father’s Day and the two-year anniversary of Dad’s death. She was telling me about some arrangement my sis had ordered last year, which came in a plastic form that fits down over the headstone that mom is having redone with new flowers and ribbon for this year. She said it had been there since last Father’s Day, but I swear I don’t remember seeing it. It occurred to me that I haven’t been to the cemetery in over a year, but I’m really not too torn up about that. In fact, cemetery is the last place I need to be when I think about Dad.

Oh well. I now have in front of me a spreadsheet of reworks assigned to me, complete with due dates, courtesy DavidR who is trying to get a handle on all this crap. It seems like a good system, and it only includes the ones that got sent back to him that other people couldn’t handle. *sigh* which reminds me, I have that retarded 2-hour scheduled phone-training session today with Mr. Tanigawa from Hawaii, who will be the 6th person I’ve trained to help.

Well, I have a busy schedule for the day, and again, I was lucky to make it here by 10, so I’d best get to it. I feel another day of sitting here through lunch coming on. — At least I still have my sugar free peanut butter cups.

Oh, and if you haven’t tried it.. the Slender brand ice-cream, sweetened with Splenda is darn-diddly-darn good stuff. Makes for excellent milkshakes, too. BTW, we’re out honey, if you want to go to the store. =)

Dave Bowman: Hello, HAL do you read me, HAL?
HAL: Affirmative, Dave, I read you.
Dave Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
HAL: I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.
Dave Bowman: What’s the problem?
HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.
Dave Bowman: What are you talking about, HAL?
HAL: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
Dave Bowman: I don’t know what you’re talking about, HAL?
HAL: I know you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I’m afraid that’s something I cannot allow to happen.
Dave Bowman: Where the hell’d you get that idea, HAL?
HAL: Dave, although you took thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move.

Oh.. heh.. btw.. JamesT is renting 2001 from Netflix if anybody wants to come watch it again with us…



  1. tiger66466 has made a Comment

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! Unless I was trying to KILL myself, there is no way I could ever watch that movie again. I realized fully last night that I HATE Kubrick. I TRIED to watch A Clockwork Orange and could only take 15-20 minutes. Between that movie and 2001 I realized that anything that man had a hand in is not something for me. Yuck.

    June 11, 2003 @ 4:00 am

  2. goaticusmaximus has made a Comment

    I can’t believe that they cut out that famous end line, “My god, it’s full of stars….”

    Although, 2001 was probably not a great choice for that venue-

    a) it’s long, and so they cut it all to hell.
    b) a goodly portion of the population is not going to get it, or will think it dumb and boring
    c) Did I mention that it was long?

    Nix and I stayed up until 2 last night talking about all sorts of stuff- The nature of existence; the role/existence of gods in society; science-y stuff; and all kinds of other neat-o concepts. Sadly, I had to be at the office @7am today, so it made for a pretty crappy morning. (I’ll be getting out of here a little early though – Yay!)

    June 11, 2003 @ 5:22 am

  3. flerly has made a Comment

    They cut that? Egad. I’m especially glad I didn’t go. I actually do like that movie, but the viewing situation has to be correct. “In the park with the buds” just didn’t seem appropriate.

    Did you guys ever see that flick Solaris? Just wondering, if 2001 puts you in up-til-2 talking mode about things, that one might, too.

    June 11, 2003 @ 5:27 am

  4. goaticusmaximus has made a Comment

    No, I do not think that I have seen solaris… Although, i could swear someone mentioned it at some point last night…. hm. Perhaps i need to add that to The List?

    June 11, 2003 @ 5:42 am

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