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December 7, 2006

attack of the ginger kid bloggers

I added two new Ginger Kids* named Mike to my blogroll: The Barometer and Read Meat. Both are rather woofy, in my opinion, as I have no irrational fear of Ginger Kids. I even dated a Ginger Kid two summers ago. But 2 Ginger Kids named Mike who blog is kinda wierd. Think it's a conspiracy? Carl and 'Boo don't scare me though. Go check 'em out.

Daniel Craig isn't really a Ginger Kid, but damn he looks hot with a beard:
007: The Bear Who Loved Me

Wah, wah, woe is me: high turnover at work, and our Evil Lunch Coven of girls is now almost completely disbanded. Soon, after only 3 years there, I will have seniority. As my job is kinda different from most people's work, I'm mostly immune to a lot of drama that affects my coworkers, but it's still a bummer to see good people go.

In the climate control department, yet more drama. Our boiler was altered this fall so I could supposedly control my own heat. I can, and it's been nice and toasty in my basement in times of recent cold snaps. However, I'm not just controlling my own heat, but the upstairs neighbors too, who have apparently been boiling alive (heh, heh...). As evidenced by last year's troubles, they'd prefer to have no heat at all. I don't do that anymore, I served my time on the Siberian steppe and don't put up with home temps under 65. So more adjustments to the controls will be made.

It is finals time and I've written a bunch of papers, with one more to go. This of course happens at the same time as a work crunch, and then there's tons of meetings and holiday parties to deal with too, so it's kind of a stressy time. Plus it sucks to get out of work in the dark, making a trip to the gym very challenging. Anyhow, many of my classes are kind of merging together in content, and I was able to rewrite an old paper and turn it in, which saved a lot of time.

Oh, and my printer works, but does not respond to documents sent to it. This seemed to happen right after I installed my new bitchin' monitor. I sense a conflict here, and reinstalled the printer driver, but it still doesn't respond. Yep, I checked the cable connections too. Any suggestions on how to help get my computer to talk to my printer again?

* The term "Ginger Kid" is a pop-culture reference to a hilarious South Park episode where Cartmann says that all Ginger Kids are creepy and possible 'Daywalkers', meaning undead vampire-like people. It turns out that what Cartmann says is true, and all the Ginger Kids begin to take over the world.

Posted by jimbo at December 7, 2006 9:06 PM

Comments

Buy a Mac?

Posted by: Myke at December 7, 2006 10:39 PM

Shaddap with the Mac proselytizing!

Posted by: jimbo at December 8, 2006 12:20 AM

Printers and monitors usually don't conflict. I'd say double check your cables. Perhaps something got knocked loose when hooking the new monitor up.

Posted by: Keith at December 8, 2006 1:24 AM

Make sure your fur paws didn't nudge some connection out of place, and then disconnect and reconnect the plugs. Perhaps your PC is trying to tell you to focus on flesh not pretty pictures?

Posted by: copperred at December 8, 2006 10:10 AM

Shame on you. Submitting old papers for new assignments without informing the instructor is a form of cheating and a violation of UMD's Academic Integrity Policy.

http://www.studenthonorcouncil.umd.edu/whatis.html

"Substantial portions of some academic work may not be submitted for credit or honors more than oce without authorization from each instructor."

I am obligated to report you.

Posted by: TSheehanDC at December 8, 2006 10:11 AM

Umm . . . what's a ginger kid?

Posted by: Trey R at December 8, 2006 1:49 PM

Ginger men make my heart beat faster.

Posted by: homer at December 8, 2006 7:10 PM

Wow, you obviously haven't seen the British film "The Mother" where we get to see a bearded Daniel Craig in some pretty steamy sex scenes. I'd give it two thumbs up, but my hands tend to be otherwise occupied.

Oh, and it's fairly common knowledge over there that he's "family," if you catch my drift.

Posted by: Rick at December 9, 2006 1:20 PM

Jimbo,

For the record, I am a daywalker! Not a ginger kid! No freckles here. :)

Posted by: read_meat at December 17, 2006 1:07 PM

Looks like we both officially renounce your declaration of us as ginger kids. After much research into the definition of "ginger kids" and "Daywalkers", and inquiring with Mike (ReadMeat), I have to agree...I am a "Daywalker" also.

Posted by: Mike at December 18, 2006 12:32 PM

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