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26 June 2007 @ 11:58 pm
Verily, " 'Tis better than thine."  

My milkshake summons all the gentlemen to the yard
And they say, " 'Tis better than thine."
Verily, " 'Tis better than thine."
I could instruct you, but I would have to levy a fee.

Anyway, back to your regularly scheduled LJ entry...

softlykarou and I almost had a heart attack when my e-mail to the person facilitating our move into our apartment bounced. I tried again, and it bounced again, but it was 11:30 at night, so I couldn't really do anything about it. I had softlykarou call again today, though, and it looked like it was a momentary fluke. He still worked there, and he didn't have any idea why our e-mail didn't get through. Incidentally, the e-mail was about what apartment number we were, since we were told the wrong one the first time. As it turns out, we are Number Six.




How reasonable is it for me to expect someone working in a modern office to understand basic computer functions? For me to expect them to know that, say, if there are two distinct locations to save stories to (on the network or on the hard drive), and I give a location which is on the hard drive, not to load up the network save option and stare at it with a dumbfounded look on their face before asking me what they're doing wrong. For me to expect them to know basic tricks like copy/paste to a new document when the current one isn't saving. For me to expect them not to constantly fuck up and save over their previous documents (something that, in several years, I have never done), requiring multiple redundant backups to keep my/their work safe from them. It's kind of weird how I'm the computer go-to guy for minor things, and yet I would describe myself as having "adequate" computer aptitude.

In further news, I ran into two of the most ridiculously named twins today I have ever seen--Destinee Mi’Amor and Charitee My’Amor [last name omitted]. Sometimes, I think we'd be better off if we had a board like Germany, where you were required to submit the name of a newborn and they checked it to make sure it wasn't stupid or likely to make your child want to kill you when they came of age.

Only a week and a half until we move into our apartment. Watching softlykarou's Sims game (which has sims of us living together) makes me itchy for it. As a note, we'll have a wireless adaptor, but with enough security (set up by my father) that random assholes can't come in and leech off our bandwidth. I figure that it's reasonable, considering how many of us have been that random asshole before.

Be seeing you.
Current Mood: restlessrestless
Current Music: Khalal, Nintendo Guru - Metal Gear Uh Oh! The Beat Have Started To Move! OC ReMi
Dana: Hello my name islittlnerdgirl on June 27th, 2007 05:05 am (UTC)
Uh... I've never been "that random asshole"...

::tries really hard to keep a straight face::

::runs and hides behind the couch as everyone and their cousin throws things at her::


Is it safe now? Did I do something wrong?
dorchadasdorchadas on June 27th, 2007 05:25 am (UTC)
Don't worry. When you come visit, you can have all the bandwidth you want for free. :)
Jaideraijaiderai on June 27th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)
Re: Destinee and Charitee
Had a good time looking at this, the most popular babynames of the decade so far: http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/decades/names2000s.html

And by good time, I mean stabby time. That's right, there have been over 1000 baby girls named Unique in the past seven years, along with the 4600 Destinees, 1554 Nyahs (Nyah?!), and almost 2000 Jaylynns. OMG the ys.

The boys are no better, of course. My "favorite," I guess, is the 5500 Micheals. Not "Michael," but Micheal, because THE PARENTS CAN'T SPELL THEIR OWN CHILD'S NAME. Almost 5000 Zanders, too. We won't talk about the Justyns.

As an interesting counterpoint, here is a list of 100 unique names, held by only one person out of their sample of 1.8 million: http://www.voterlist.com/fnamesunp.htm

You may think the best is Xuqiu, or maybe even Pornwadee, but for me, the undisputed winner is Vickigail, because the process of naming that poor child is so clear to see:

FATHER: We should name our daughter Victoria.
MOTHER: No, how about Gail?
FATHER: ...honey, I think I have the answer.

(runner up: Muffi-Jo)

(parents-must-die: Nyklus)
Lisat3chnomag3 on June 27th, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Destinee and Charitee
Lisa is 386th?!?! I'm 386th and ranked the same as Zander???? That's absurd.
Jnytesenvy on June 29th, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Destinee and Charitee
haha! Jillian is 140th, which - might i add - is two above Jeffrey ;)
Jnytesenvy on June 29th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Destinee and Charitee
mt cousin Alexander goes by Xander now in school - but that's because he used to go by Alex and there are like 10 different Alexes in his grade alone, half of them girls.
jdcohen on June 27th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
So, when you're called to Voire Dire in the DC Superior Courts, which is when the judge and opposing counsels pick the Jury for a trial, you aren't referred to by name at all - instead, you are referred to by the last 3 digits on your Juror's badge. You don't know HOW much I was tempted to shout out during that VERY serious process, "I AM NOT A NUMBER, I AM A FREE MAN!" The End.

Lisat3chnomag3 on June 27th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
That woulda got you off the panel real quick.
jdcohen on June 27th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
But, instead, I've been in trial for the past 3 days. Fun! Next time, I think I will.