March 11th, 2003

Kero asleep

Dino, DI-no, Do-De-Do-De-Dooo...

You ever have one of those days where you could fall asleep anywhere but in bed? Feh.

So this morning, I'm squinting at the world. Strangely enough, I do feel better than I did yesterday -- but not by much. I expect to be falling asleep at my desk against my will again this afternoon.

I'm feeling guilty about missing Kung Fu yesterday, even though it really was the best course of action. Maybe I can commandeer an empty office or meeting room sometime today and do a little practice at lunchtime to wake myself up.

Ah well, meeting with the head of I.T. this afternoon ... guess I better do some work, huh?

No rest for the furry! [1]

-The Gneech

[1] Catchphrase copyright ©2002 spikedpunch, all rights reserved, patent pending, no artificial colors or preservatives.
  • Current Music
    DDR -- "Pink Dinosaur"


I fundamentally don't want to be working on this NIMH stuff today. I want to go home and work on my own stuff! I have strips to draw! I have a book to assemble! I have sketches that need drawing! I have web pages that seriously need fixing!


-The Gneech
  • Current Music
    Danny Elfman -- "Pee Wee's Big Adventure"
Yue grim

Something I Wonder About...

Why does no electronic music player have a proper "shuffle" function?

Instead of playing each track once in random order until they're all gone, every one made since 1989 or so has the same awful pseudorandomizer that basically plays the same eight tracks over and over and over and over and over and over.

'tis irritating.

-The Gneech
  • Current Music
    the same eight tracks over and over and over and over
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Kero asleep

Complex Bowflex Vex Plex!

Well, we hadn't rearranged the living room yet, on the quite reasonable assumption that it would take more than two weeks for the Bowflex to arrive, so we actually spent most of the evening doing that. By the time I was opening the box, it was 10:00 p.m., so we didn't get very far on it. It has lots of fiddly little bits that need doing, from the look of the instruction booklet.

Unfortunately, that means I didn't get any cartooning done tonight, so I've got to crank on it tomorrow and Thursday -- when the heck am I supposed to assemble this thing? I have Kung Fu tomorrow and a doctor appointment Thursday night, on top of everything else. Oy!

Oh well, if it has to, it can wait 'til the weekend. It's not like we were expecting to have it this week anyway.

Oh! In other news, there was a special on one of the "reality" channels (Cable TV is a strange world) that was Jackie Chan talking about his stunt work, showing some of the tricks of the trade, and so forth. It was interesting seeing some of the "real" Jackie (i.e., him working), which was somewhat different from his usual fluffy persona. At one point during the filming of Who Am I? he gave one of the other actors quite a dressing-down.

What interested me about that was that one of my pipe dreams is getting into making action movies (that was my dream career in high school and what I originally went to college to study for) by getting a job working for Jackie Chan. In fact, at one point in the not-too-distant past, I had a dream about just that very thing! The video gave me a little glimpse into what that might actually look like in reality ... very interesting!

Anyway, stick a fork in tonight, it's done. I need to get me some sleep, so I can attack tomorrow ferociously! I have to get more done on NIMH at work, I have to have GOOD CHI at Kung Fu to make up for no class yesterday, and then I have to draw like crazy!

Focus! Energy! Passion! Make it happen!

After sleep. ;)


-The Gneech