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Subject:moods, goals, and thought processes
Time:12:11 pm
Current Mood:calmcalm
This past weekend I was in a very light-hearted, giggly, "schoolgirl" mood, especially yesterday afternoon. Today, I'm super-serious, focused, driven, and annoyed (yeah, like that last part ever changes, right?). It's strange how a single night of sleep can so completely change a mood.

What are my goals and hopes in life? What do I want to accomplish? If I want to be remembered, for what should that remembrance be? Where do I want to go, and why? How do I want to live? Do I want others in my life?

I don't think anyone else understands that these questions are continually in my mind, and my serious nature is contemplating them every second of my existance. Even when I'm doing other things or if I seem to be doing "nothing", these thoughts are there, being processed, with choices and decisions being tested and results guessed. This explains my moods and outbursts which, otherwise, look pretty random and unfocused; they're planned, understood, and focused only if viewed through my mind and being. Some people blow me off as "dramatic" - their loss. I only seem "dramatic" because those that blow me off as such lead such boring and inane lives doing nothing of interest.
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Subject:more water woes
Time:10:22 am
Current Mood:aggravatedaggravated
Oh. That's nice. No hot water. At all. It's freezing.

UPDATE, 12:34PM - Seems the pilot light blew out. Wendy re-lit it, so we should have hot water again.
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Subject:pleasant weekend
Time:07:46 pm
Current Mood:creativecreative
Yesterday was fun, but so was today. A relaxing morning, followed by bicycling to Half Price Books, then stopping at Woodcraft, then eating early dinner at Blackeyed Pea, then costume hunting at Goodwill. All with austingoddess. :-)

Yes, it was a great weekend. :-)

Oh. How do you think I'd look dressed in a skin-tight golden jumpsuit, wearing a tiger tail, jester's hat, and waving a magic wand around trying to attract riders to my pedicab? About $15 would get me that get-up, but it may take years to allow the warped memories to subside.
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Subject:jesus struck by lightning!
Time:11:13 am
Current Mood:amusedamused
"Actor Jim Caviezel, who plays Jesus in Mel Gibson's controversial film "The Passion of Christ" was struck by lightning during shooting."

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! [snort!] HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Oh, why do I find this so funny? lol

If I was religious, I'd probably say, "That's God saying that the movie is a bad idea, or that Caviezel is portraying Jesus badly." Being that I'm not religious, I see it as an extremely humourous and apropos coincidence.
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Subject:movie day
Time:08:05 pm
Current Mood:relaxedrelaxed
Tammy took me to see Bubba Ho-Tep today. Oh, that is a good flick! Go see! Check the showtimes section of the website for when it will be in a city near you. It'll be playing in Austin at the Drafthouse North Village on Anderson Lane for a couple of weeks, at least, maybe a bit longer. Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis are great! Bruce's Elvis is really believable! It's a great story, truly wacky, and very fun. Go see it, because it may not play for long.

After it was over, we were walking out of the theater and we decided to see another movie, Kill Bill. So, she bought the tickets and we went to kill about 45 minutes at Texpresso before KB started. That was a cheesy flick! Cheesy, cheese, cheesosity. Fun. Interesting. And cheesy. Go see. Lots of blood, but it's done in humorous ways (big spurting fountains going 10 feet and that sort of thing). It's like WAY overdone, so much almost everyone in the theater was laughing when some no-name samurai dudes were getting limbs cut off and spewing blood all over the place.

Then we came home. What a fun day. :-)
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Subject:grrr
Time:12:24 pm
Current Mood:aggravatedaggravated
I know I'm not paying rent right now. I know I'm living where I am due to the graciousness of the homeowner (trust me; it eats at me every second - I haven't forgotten). And I know I'm not easy to live with, even when I mostly stay out of the way. And I'm grateful, really. But it sure would be nice to be told when a basic utility such as water is going to be turned off for hours for a water heater repair. Simple courtesy, that. I'm glad I had about three-fourths of a liter of bottled water so that I could clean up and wash my hair. Minor thing that, but still annoying.

Yet another reason to shave my head, too.
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Subject:friends, unfriends
Time:09:59 am
Current Mood:blahblah
I've done a bit of tweaking of my friends list over the past few days.

Welcome caffeinatrixx, tyrsalvia, and veleda. I added you because you have interesting things to say.

Goodbye to those of you I've removed (I don't remember all the names). I removed you because you didn't have interesting things to say.

Enjoy your new statuses within my universe. And, yes, it's often like ripples in a pool of liquid; they affect other parts of life.
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Subject:Halloween pedicab driving costume?
Time:11:50 pm
Current Mood:creativecreative
Hmmm. I just realized that next Friday is Halloween. I'll be driving a pedicab that night (oh my gawd, it's gonna be cra-zy on Sixth Street that night!).

What should I wear? How should I costume myself, if at all? I don't "celebrate" Halloween; I'm looking at this as a chance for some wacky "marketing". Things like "Greeee-tings. I veal tech you in my cab. Bwahahaha!" or something similarly business-inducing. Decorate myself so as to stand out from other drivers, for example, or to give people more impetus to ride with me if I'm going past them.

Vampires and "traditional monsters" don't really turn me on, despite my example above. Other ideas? Borg? A robed monk? Leslie Cochran (could you see me biking in a g-string? BWAHAHAHA!)? The costume can't cause safety issues, either.

Ideas appreciated. Oh, and it has to be cheap and fast, too, as I'm broke and only have a week to throw it together.
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Subject:to the tune of the Beatles' "Paperback Writer"...
Time:11:36 pm
Current Mood:accomplishedaccomplished
"Pedicab driiii-ver....driiii-ver....driiii-ver..."

Yes, I start driving a pedicab this coming Wednesday. And they need more people because they're quite short (if you want info, drop me an e-mail or a comment and I'll put you in touch with them; alternatively, follow the link below). And they said this is a great time of year to do it because of all the football games and such going on. I still have to go take my chauffer's test on Monday and have my bike inspected, but those shouldn't be problems. I'll tune it up this weekend and put on new brake pads, and I might go to Yellow Bike on Monday evening to correct the little bit of side-to-side play in my rear wheel.

I took the bus down to 6th and Congress, where I flagged down a pedicab and asked him to take me to the pedicab office. Well, he rides for the other company in town ("ABC", whereas I signed up with Revolution Bike Taxi), but he was extremely cool and said he'd run me near there as he was going roughly that way. He got me within a couple of blocks and gave me directions on how to get there. I could only give him a dollar, as I didn't have any smaller denominations with me. He almost didn't take it, but shook my hand and told me good luck. It was cool to ride in a pedicab to see what it is like from a rider's perspective.

After I left the pedicab office, I grabbed the number 1 bus back towards home. Who should be on that bus but Leslie Cochran. He was having a heated religious discussion with another passenger on the bus. I got to sit there and watch as Leslie took the side of atheism and areligiousness and the other fellow talked about Roman Catholicism. Voices were raised, and both argued vehemently. I busted out laughing. It was great. A fellow next to me, obviously a bit stoned, tried to sell me pot, which I declined. He was pretty amazed to be on the same bus with Leslie, as he kept commenting on the fact.

Got near home, grabbed dinner at Taco Cabana, came home, ate, and here I am.
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Subject:pedicabs, here i come
Time:07:20 pm
Current Mood:hopefulhopeful
OK. I'm heading down to the pedicab place with my legal documentation. Let's see how it goes. Of course, I should expect it to fail...
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