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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

Unfortunately, I Really Am That Nerdy

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Squirting a screaming watermelon out of your crotch
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My cousin Melissa gave birth to her daughter today. She seems reasonably healthy by all reports, and Melissa is doing fine. How well she adapts to unplanned parenthood, of course, is yet to be seen. (There's wide suspicion, of course, that this was one of those intentional sorts of "oops" situations in which she went off her birth control pills without telling her boyfriend husband about it to lock him into marrying her.) And how well my family adapts to all the impending drama is also yet to be seen.

At least I'm moving away from it. In one week and eleven hours, I will be on an airplane to Seattle, Washington to begin a summer internship with Microsoft. I'll be out of my family's reach, and I'm going to actually be fending for myself... it's going to be a very interesting summer, and I'm definitely looking forward to it. My step-grandmother is holding my birthday party tomorrow night, because I'll actually turn 20 when I'm in Seattle and they'd rather give me stuff now because it's stuff that might be useful to have when I'm out there.

I've spent the day getting stuff and packing for this trip. ("Stuff" translates to a spare GameCube memory card on to which I backed up my save files in case one of my randomly-selected roommates accidentally or deliberately deletes or overwrites a save file on my card.) At least I've been getting to relax a bit- I've got a week off, although I'm not going to have much in the way of relaxation time beyond that! I'm also backing up the entire drive image for my desktop computer. I was planning on trying to ship it to Seattle, but it's not worth the trouble- just because it's a lot of trouble, because this laptop isn't strong enough for my purposes. It might be fine for most people, but not for what I need to do with it- due to my tendency to push multitasking to dramatic extremes, I need higher performance than it's got. Add its occasional overheating problems and an unreliable battery that either lasts an hour or drains as soon as you unplug the computer from the wall and you have a laptop that is only really usable as an underpowered desktop machine with a 1024x768 monitor because I don't have enough desk space to plug in another monitor to the back and use it.

I figure Microsoft will issue me with a computer I can do work on, though, and as for games, that's why I've got a GameCube (which I do intend to ship), a Nintendo DS, and a Game Boy Advance. And a load of Magic: The Gatheirng cards, not to mention a few board games. If I figured I'd have to make do with my laptop all summer if I didn't, I'd probably ship the desktop computer. But I'll assume for now that Microsoft will actually provide me with the resources I need (high-resolution monitor isn't a "want", it's a "need" for doing major debugging work) and plan accordingly. Of course, if they don't, I'm stuck with this computer... until I save up a few paychecks to buy one that actually does what I need in a portable computer, now that I've been doing serious (college) work long enough to figure out what I actually need.


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I guess I want to squirt a screaming watermelon out of my crotch - I'm a weirdo like that. x.x

Good luck with your internship. I hope someday we can like, talk or meet or hang out or something =)

Kistaro,

I am sorry that I have not seen you around this semester. You just get scarcer and scarcer, which is understandable with your work load, but still not fun. I miss seeing you around! Will I get to see you before you leave?

Ideally! I tried to get in contact with you and Richard, indirectly to you via Richard because it's his computer I need to fix. Richard told me he'd try to schedule this with you as well, but it seems it slipped his mind! Is Wednesday afternoon free for you? The schedule as it stands involves me heading down to Richard's home to fix that computer and then generally hang out, hopefully with you involved, at 2:00PM-ish. Does that work for you, or do we need to reschedule? Tuesday is a dental appointment for me, but the rest of the week up until I leave is available.

Should be good! I look forward to it!

You all finish university much earlier than us - I have my last exam on the 13th June.

Good luck with your internship! At a place I've worked before software testing, they preferred to give people dual monitors rather than one high-res one (though mine was uncomfortably set at a non-native resolution initially - and when I've fixed other people's resolutions, they've actually told me to change it back because 'now everything is smaller' - and no longer horrifically blurred?).

Hey, good luck with the internship-ness.

And ship me a CD with Vista on it if you can!

Hugs, love and luck to you mate.

And yay for screaming watermelons... they just get worse y'know.

w00t! Have fun in Redmond! Say hi to kawigi for me, if you see/meet him.

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