It's cold. It's beyond brisk. It's beyond nipply (as Spring
would say). It's cold!
As in, in the 30s, with a wind chill expected to get down to the 20s. In
The Face of Animals took her unhiring gracefully (she had a day job at the
local zoo), but the Face of Advice immediately burst into tears. This was
followed by pleading ("The girls need me!"), hysteria (hiccupy sobbing),
threats ("I want my image taken off the site immediately!") and although I'm
no therapist, what seemed like suicidal ideation ("This job meant everything
to me! It was my life!"). To make matters worse, I canceled the Face of
Advice's upcoming story, "How to Deal With Rejection." A couple days later,
I called to see how she was doing. "I still can't believe I'm being fired!"
she wailed. "Oh, no," I assured her. "You're not being fired. You're just
being, you know, unhired." It didn't sound that strange at the time.
the Cult of Kibu
I just can't believe the depths of stupidity that .coms hit. I mean,
how where they expecting to make money anyway?
Driving home from work I hear that winter officially starts at 8:37 am
(Eastern it seems) this morning. It was also reported that Bismark, North
Dakota reported -12 degress with a wind chill factor of -51. At those
temperatures, it doesn't make that much of a difference between Celcius or
My god it's cold!
unit finally arrived! Giddy with excitement, I rip open
the package and start hooking it up. I tell Rob
(my roommate) to call up Velotel
to get the IP
addresses assigned for me (they didn't call me back.
No big deal).
The IDSL unit isn't syncing up. I still don't have my 5 IP
addresses. I think I'm slowly sinking into DSL horror territory.
I call up Velotel and report the problem. They call North Point (who is providing the
actual circuit). North Point is calling Bell South.
And the circuit still isn't syncing up.
helping rob wrap presents
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