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  • 1 March 2007

    So long sunshine

    2:25pm by rudeboy in category: General

    Amanda left for Hawaii today for ten days. It’s a semi-vacation to visit her aunt who’s been ill recently. To make matters worse the -40F wind chill at the airport made the two trips out to employee parking an adventure. And to top it all off the guys I work with noticed I was there and roped me into a day of OT tomorrow. Fan-fucking-tastic.

    This is gonna be the worst ten days ever.

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    28 February 2007


    10:09am by rudeboy in category: General

    Checked my email this morning and found nice form letter from HP’s Customer Escalation Manager letting me know my laptop would be delayed. Wait… Customer Escalation Manager? What the hell is that crap? Wonder how many meetings it took to come up with the idea of creating a management level post in charge of sending out completely non-informative form emails?

    Though they did offer me a $50 gift certificate (well, online coupon code) good at the HP Home & Office online store. Looks like I’ll get a new laptop bag out of it for my trouble.

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    1 February 2007

    I’m back

    11:04pm by rudeboy in category: General

    After a long break (to say the least) I’m back. Mainly because my linux box has been down for a while with a motherboard that crapped out on me just before x-mas. The replacement I got didn’t work so I’ve moved most of my linux box’s functionality over to my laptop which has since become my primary machine. I’m getting a refund for the bad replacement board and attempting yet another replacement from another vendor. If that doesn’t work I’m just going to have to start over with a new machine or seriously consider upgrading to a desktop replacement laptop.

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    1 October 2006

    Going pink for October

    11:38am by rudeboy in category: General

    Given what’s going on with my mom right now and in accordance with National Breast Cancer Awareness month rudeboy.org is going pink for October. It’s the least I can do to spread awareness and hopefully help in raising funds to further breast cancer research that will ultimately affect the treatment of all cancer.

    Considering breast cancer can be genetic and guys can get it too, it looks like I’m going to have to start getting regular checkups.

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    13 September 2006

    26 Today

    9:01pm by rudeboy in category: General

    Today marks another year older. That foot’s one step closer to the grave. Checked my pillow this morning for lost hair, but then realized I don’t generally have any to loose. Amanda came over to hang out which is always nice. Not to mention the Rebirth Tatoo gift certificate she got me.

    I’ve decided all I’m gonna ask for from now on are tattoo gift certificates and booze. I’m not really a snob, my tastes just change too pften to ask for anything like computer parts, gadgets or comics. Anyone who might want to send a belated birthday gift certificate should swing by Rebirth Tatoo here and pick one up.

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    20 August 2006

    Kari heads home

    3:57pm by rudeboy in category: General

    Been a while since I’ve had time to write anything. Kari came to visit for the past month and just headed back to Canada. Glad I got out of having to do a lot of touristy stuff. It was difficult to find vegan restaurants here in town, but with a little work I managed to track down a handful. I’m far from vegan, but a few of them weren’t too bad. If anyone happens to find themselves in Anchorage, I recommend The Middleway Cafe and the Bear Tooth Theater Pub offers vegan-friendly versions of most all of their dishes if you request it.

    Given my early work schedule we weren’t able to do as much as I had hoped. Maybe she’ll come visit again sometime soon. Her birthday perhaps? We’ll see…

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    8 July 2006

    Herb Dean sucks

    11:44pm by rudeboy in category: General

    Pretty much every big-name fight he refs is lame anymore. This time he did it again. In UFC 61 it was the Ortiz vs. Shamrock fight. Dean has been known to do some poor judging on the big fights (I still think John McCarthy should get the big ones and most title shots). As the fight was starting, I saw Dean in the octagon. My immediate reaction was “aww fuck… this isn’t gonna be good”. Shamrock gets credit for trying to explode on Ortiz as soon as the bell rang, but it’s not surprising that he’s slowed in recent years and was taken down with little effort. Everyone agrees Shamrock needs to get back to work on take down defense if he plans to continue being a stand-up fighter. He looked to be doing alright on his back, better than the first fight at least, then he takes a couple elbows to the face and Herb Dean immediately stops the fight without so much as a verbal warning. What! The! Fuck?

    This is a BIG fight. You have to let these things go on a little longer. People at home and especially at the venue are putting down good money to see this shit and they need to at least get their money’s worth. Big John would have at least warned Shamrock before getting involved. When you call a fight claiming a fighter is out and he immediately stands up and contests the call, it was a bad call (if the whole arena chanting “bullshit” wasn’t enough of a clue). If he were actually out he wouldn’t be getting up any time soon. But Herb Dean sucks and now Shamrocks lost 5 of his last 6 fights setting Tito up for a title shot (which I’m starting to think might have been the idea). I’m a Ken Shamrock fan. I know him so I’m not surprised he lost, but I am surprised that it was stopped in such a bullshit premature way.

    This goes back to when I saw an old KOTC dvd where Herb Dean kept looking out of the ring every few seconds as if he was looking to someone else to get his cues from. I’m still trying to find out which fight it was exactly, but one fighter had to tell him his opponent tapped because Dean wasn’t paying attention. Most people saw this piss poor job he did officiating the Leben/Koscheck fight. Plus Dean won’t stand up a slow fight because he’s not sure if that’s what the fans want. Otherwise good fights end up dragging on until the fans start booing… which, to Dean, lets him know that it’s time to move things along. It’s my contention that a ref needs to be confident in thier abilities and not ref based on the will of the fans or any outside influence. It seems to me that Dean’s intent is to manufacture a dramatic upset or just sway the outcome to set up some future headlining rivalry (Shamrock/Ortiz 3 is guaranteed by this load of crap). Basically I’m getting tired wasting money to see fights ruined by Herb Dead due to poor officiating.

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    5 July 2006

    Worst day ever

    5:44pm by rudeboy in category: General

    Today sucked. Nothing at work seemed to go right, everyone was pissing me off, the equipment was acting up again, I couldn’t find a radio that worked and a few flights ended up going out late. Fan-fucking-tastic. Going home to a cold glass of Scotch is usually the only thing that makes my day worth it, but today that’s where it really went bad.

    My mom was recommended to a doctor by an acupuncturist friend of hers to check out some discomfort she was having. Generally not a good sign when you get a near-immediate diagnosis, but she did. Cancer… badly. Cancer of the breast and possibly the lymphatic system as well. Seems my mom’s known of the possibility for a while now, but without a job that provided medical insurance (and my job not extending it’s medical coverage beyond a spouce or child) she hasn’t previously been able to get it checked out. She’s been recommended to a few local doctors at Alaska Regional so we’ll see what they have to say. I’m sure a biopsy and other related tests are in order. It’ll help determine what course of treatment she should take. Only time will tell now.

    It’s the kind of announcement that takes the air out of the room. The kind of news that makes you doubt the future. No matter the strong face you put on, you can’t help but ponder the bleakest of outcomes. Is this going to be that kind of thing we talk about years from now or should I really be planning for the worst?

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    "I do not wish to remove from my present prison to a prison a little larger. I wish to break all prisons." -Ralph Waldo Emerson