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"I hate you."
-Event Staff

In The Off Hours
Books :: None currently...
TV :: Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, The 4400, Entourage
Anime :: Naruto, Bleach, Gundam SEED Destiny, Sousei no Aquarion
Music :: DHT - Listen to Your Heart

happiness is...
• Annoying Event Staff
• No More Work
• Night Pictures
• Winning at Poker
unhappiness is...
• No income
• Expensive gear
• Integrating flash and DBs
• Driving long distances

:: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 ::
Poetry Corner...
Just a poem I ran across I liked and thought I'd share. And no, this doesn't mean I've converted.

- Faith-is the Pierless Bridge -
Supporting what We see
Unto the Scene that We do not-
Too slender for the eye
It bears the Soul as bold
As it were rocked in Steel
With Arms of Steel at either side-
It joins-behind the Veil
To what, could We presume
The Bridge would cease to be
To Our far, vacillating Feet
A first Necessity.

Emily Dickinson

:: posted by Z [1:03 PM] ::

:: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 ::
How the Other Half Rides...
Over the weekend I got do something I hadn’t done in a while, namely go riding. I had to drag myself away from all the Guild Wars I had been playing, and wake up early Sunday morning to go test ride BMW’s new motorcycles in Escondido with Chris. Unfortunately, despite our valiant efforts, we missed signing up for the first group of riders at 9am. We instead caught the 10am group.

For the ride, we were going to be riding in staggered group formation, with me at the number 2 spot right behind the group leader, a BMW employee who was going to lead us around a 40 minute course that included a little of everything. Initially I was nervous being in front because I didn’t want to slow down the group. I have never ridden anything besides Japanese sport bikes and was unsure how different it would be to ride a German sport tourer. After the first 10 minutes however, I was glad to be where I was. It allowed me to go as fast as the leader, who was hauling ass at times. The rest of the group, who were probably equally nervous to be testing riding brand spanking new beamers, lagged behind most of the ride. This was especially true when we hit the back canyon roads of Escondido.

My initially impression of the 1200ST was that for a 1200cc engine, it felt amazingly underpowered, but that turned out to be wrong. It just felt that way because its power zone was in a totally different spot than my 600RR. After riding for a while, I fell in love with the comfortable profile and seats, the quiet engine, and extremely smooth shifting. It was definitely worth waking up early for and a great way to spend a Sunday morning in SD.

:: posted by Z [2:51 PM] ::

:: Monday, April 11, 2005 ::
A Monday Weekend Report...
I'm gonna need to backtrack a bit to tell you about this weekend. Back in the days, before this website, before the club crews, even before the raving days, I had a homeboy named Li-Ping who was hands down one of the craziest mofos I knew and probably still know. He was equal parts spontaneity and lack of common sense, a very bad combination as you all could easily imagine. Needless to say, he got me into more than my fair share of trouble, once even waking me up at 4am in Reno to "bail" him and Steve out of a casino backroom.

For the last 4 or 5 years, Ping has been stationed in Okinawa and we haven't gotten to see much of each other. Last week however, he came down to visit me. He was back in town to accept some engineering award in NYC and to attend his mom's wedding. He invited me and Steve up for the reception on Saturday. So after putting on my brand spanking new suit, courtesy of Manhattan tailors in Bangkok, I went to RB to pick up Steve and his gf. When I got there, they were totally scrubbed out. I guess I forgot to tell them about the dress code haha. Eventually I convinced to put on a suit and dress respectively and we headed up to Corona.

Once there, it was free food and unlimited alcohol. Surprise surprise, I drank a tad too much and couldn't drive home. I was originaly suppose to be the DD but Rachel ended up driving us home. Props to her for staying sober. Unfortunately I left my sunglasses up there. If I can't get them, it'll mark the 3rd time I've lost my Oakley's. The lesson here kids is that alcohol can be quite an expensive "hobby." Anyway, Sunday I was suppose to do a ton of things but I managed only to rest up and recover. Hopefully this upcoming weekend will be more productive.

:: posted by Z [2:11 PM] ::

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