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Saturday, May 10th, 2008
7:56 am
Happy Birthday
Because I am just now able to get to a computer for a few minutes, I am a bit late in announcing the arrival of our daughter, Pandora. Born 5/7/2008, 7 lbs 4.5 oz, 21.25" @ 8:40 pm.

The only thing I can say is this:
The door is closed. The safety lecture has been given. The fasten seatbelts light is on, and the pilot just hit the throttle. We are well on our way to what will surely be a giant adventure. We already have a few stories from her first few days of life, and at least one of them is a defecation misadventure involving the poor timing of an inexperienced parent.

Thanks to all for kind words, support, gifts, advice, and everything else that our friends have provided. We are really lucky people to have our friends. Pictures will be posted soon at images.junkpc.com.
Also - if there is anybody that I did not notify personally in the last few days, please don't take it as anything but my poor planning and lack of a centralized information store. (I know - I should have an Exchange server here at the ranch) I still have a lot of phone calls to make, and I'm learning how to be a dad.

Time to go see if Mrs. Junkpc is still sleeping. She deserves it.
Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
11:44 am
Sunday, February 3rd, 2008
9:21 am
Time Stand Still
Blatantly stolen without permission - read the lyrics or watch. Ignore the 80's-ness of the video, it's not the important part.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzySVkMMqlE

I turn my back to the wind
To catch my breath
Before I start off again.
Driven on without a moment to spend
To pass an evening with a drink and a friend

I let my skin get too thin
I'd like to pause
No matter what I pretend
Like some pilgrim
Who learns to transcend
Learns to live as if each step was the end

(Time stand still)
I'm not looking back
But I want to look around me now
(Time stand still)
See more of the people and the
places that surround me now
Freeze this moment a little bit longer
Make each sensation a little bit stronger
Experience slips away
Experience slips away

I turn my face to the sun
Close my eyes
Let my defences down
All those wounds that I can't get unwound

I let my past go too fast
No time to pause
If I could slow it all down
Like some captain, whose ship runs aground
I can wait until the tide comes around

(Time stand still)
I'm not looking back
But I want to look around me now
(Time stand still)
See more of the people and the
places that surround me now
Freeze this moment a little bit longer
Make each impression a little bit stronger
Freeze this motion a little bit longer
The innocence slips away
The innocence slips away...

Summer's going fast, nights growing colder
Children growing up, old
friends growing older
Freeze this moment a little bit longer
Make each impression a little bit stronger
Experience slips away
Experience slips away...
The innocence slips away
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008
9:27 am
Fetal Rock-n-Roll Syndrome
Ok - the title is a stretch, but it seemed like it fit:
Mrs Junkpc calls me while we're both driving to work.
The local rock station decided to play Rush's 'Tom Sawyer'
I am a huge Rush fan - not the most rabid, maybe - but I am half way on my quest to own all of their work on vinyl. (That's 33 1/3 RPM record discs for those of you not from the stone age like me)
Anyway -
Mrs Junkpc calls me from the road and announces yet another reason why this is most certainly my/our child.
She (the fetus) has not been very active in the mornings. Until she heard Rush today.
Then, she started moving all over the place.

Now, there are several possible explanations for this, but I am choosing to ignore all but the one that amused us this morning - which is that we know that our baby will also be a fan of that wacky Canadian trio.

other possibilities include:
1) hated breakfast
2) woke up cranky and upset because internal organs were crowding her personal space
3) just decided that Mrs Junkpc needed a punch in the spleen
4) hates Rush and was trying to get away

- I think I should find some archive tape of Myron Cope and Bill Hillgrove. This is something that we will need to know about now.
Saturday, January 12th, 2008
8:32 am
Sonogram SAYS!!!!


Sorry - couldn't resist.
It will be a girl.
Sunday, October 21st, 2007
11:27 pm
Beaten by *Denver?*
STFU.
I should have gone to bed.

Current Mood: tired
10:07 pm
Damned responsibilities
Losing 21-7 at the half, and I need to go to bed.
Dammit.
Edit: 21-14.
Can I change mood to only slightly less annoyed?
I really should go to bed.
Another Edit: 28-14.
I should have gone to bed.

Current Mood: annoyed
Thursday, October 11th, 2007
10:10 pm
Family
I know that this may get annoying, but I know that some people have 'friended' me on here.
Just because it's mine, I have decided to use craptastic.junkpc.com as my primary dumping ground.

So either just check that regularly, or I'll probably keep adding links here for the immediate moment.
You can feel free to comment here if you'd like, or there, or - don't bother. Up to you.
http://craptastic.junkpc.com/2007/10/11/family-expansion.aspx
Monday, October 8th, 2007
9:22 pm
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
2:10 pm
Saturday, September 8th, 2007
3:29 pm
auto-dim rear view mirrors
If you have an auto-dim mirror, check out these few sites.
Watch for the discolorations, etc. I will be posting pictures a little later today.

The first place I found this was here: http://tl.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78061
These mirrors are not just in Acuras - they are apparently in BMW M3's and M5's as well; see http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=160179&highlight=mirror

I am waiting to hear back from Dani at Magna Donelly, but until I hear back, I have removed the mirror from the car.

If you have any thoughts, I think I'd like to read them.
Sunday, August 5th, 2007
9:43 pm
anybooksales.com
If anyone you know places an order on Amazon, and it is through anybooksales.com, you should immediately punch the person in the face. (ok, if it's a child, you can just slap them twice)
The people at anybooksales.com are obviously unloved.
They should close up their business, poison themselves, and go play on the train tracks, but only after they inject Drano directly into their eyes.
This is absolutely the worst vendor that has ever tried to do business with Amazon.

Current Mood: furious
Sunday, January 7th, 2007
9:23 am
Saturday, January 6th, 2007
9:02 pm
worst .... dinner... ever
Ok - not quite *that* bad - but pretty f'ing terrible.
We went to ye local Corral de Golde, not known for it's classy atmosphere and elegant presentation, but it's food.

1) Counter girl - rude as Shi'ite, with a Sunni disposition (no, she was not of any arabic lineage, as far as I could tell, it's just the names. Laugh, man. Really)
2) 'waitress' - complained more than .... someone that complains a *lot*. 10 minutes straight of complaining to .... *no-one*, about *everything*.
3) customers - probably some of the most rude, loud, demanding, entitled, nasty people on the planet, and all of them had to pick where I wanted to eat to display their particularly charming brand of .... what is word ..... effervescence?
4) food - usually just this side of mediocre, today was downright nasty. They added a new ingredient to their meatloaf; 1/2 cup of suck.

The rest of the day, if you care, was OK. Took Boogie to the vet for the annual 'jab my cat with needles and make her panic' festival. She's a whole 9.9 pound ball of fluff.
Spent some time with Mrs. Junkpc's cow-irker with an HP laptop issue. The issue is that it's deceased.

Through some troubleshooting, 2 trips to Radio Shack, and a call to the Senator, it turns out that I get to disassemble the laptop completely, just to see what may be broken around the power connector. Lovely.
I should be working on that this week sometime.
Found this documentation that should be helpful - take a look if you feel like laughing hysterically at what I get to go through: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00444244.pdf

That's about it.
Enjoy your 'wow, that was random' day.

Current Mood: goofy
Wednesday, December 27th, 2006
9:32 pm
Tuesday, December 19th, 2006
5:39 pm
It fits.

O Junkpc, O Junkpc,
Your branches green delight us.

O Christmas Tree
from the Christmas Song Generator.

Get your own song :
Friday, December 1st, 2006
8:54 pm
Starting a charity?
I like this charity, and there's nothing like it, AFAIK, in MD.
https://www.stbarnabashealthsystem.com/co_004.shtml

Check out this article, it will help:
http://www.postgazette.com/pg/06334/742231-54.stm

I want to know what I need to do to start this.
Thursday, November 23rd, 2006
11:42 am
Since nobody reads this anyway
Happy Turkey day, ya bastards.

Current Mood: stupendiferously
Tuesday, November 21st, 2006
9:27 pm
Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In April I signed my organ donor card (28 points). In March I gave usethe4sluke a kidney (1000 points). In August I turned killernurd in for spitting (3 points). In September I got in line at the supermarket at the same time as someone else and I didn't yield (-8 points). In October I pushed grayhawkfh in the mud (-17 points).

Overall, I've been nice (1006 points). For Christmas I deserve a toy train!

Sincerely,
junkpc

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9:23 pm
Whaddya Think?
Does anybody actually read craptastic.junkpc.com?
I know I don't post that much, but I figure I should bow to the pressures of all of you. All 2 of you.
Would ut be easier for people if I just post things here?
Whaddya think?

Current Mood: curious
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