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Not much to write about - not much new has happened...

I was loaned The Classic Monsters Collection though - that includes Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931) and The Wolfman (1941)! Oooh... Bela Lugosi! SpoOoOoOoky! I think I'll take an evening out this weekend and watch the three of 'em... with popcorn an' everything! ...and my security blanket, of course...

Went to a fund-raiser for the upcoming horror-fest in February... actually won a doorprize! It's a Tortured Souls 2 figure - Camille Noire:



Bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored...

So far, the highlight of the day was rushing home at lunch and fixing Colin's parents' printer... the "new" parts that we'd installed previously were themselves already worn (although slightly less so than the original parts), so the printer still would feed multiple pages through. Fortunately, we've got some stock onhand at work, so I was able to swap the worn ones for some new ones. Popped the good parts in - that'll do 'er!

Do de do de do...

Li'l story for ya:
I wandered aimlessly, hoping that someone or something would catch my eye. I didn't dare count how many places I'd been and how many people I'd seen... nothing was offering me what I wanted - what I needed. Exasperated, I wandered back to one of my old haunts.

"Waitaminute..." said I. "Holy jumpin' fuckin' Jesus - look at that! Ooooh, that'll do nicely!"

I hoped all would go well - that there wouldn't be any trouble. Perhaps reason would win out...

"Alright now, if you come quietly, this will all be over shortly... no need for anyone to get hurt here."

It eyed me suspiciously and slowly moved away. My pulse quickened, and the butterflies of anticipation grew.

"Please..." I said, "where are you gonna go? There's nowhere to run, you know."

It glanced around, but quickly realized that I was right - it was trapped. A look of terror and panic washed over it as I moved in...

The ensuing struggle was over quickly, and I can now show off the prize. Kidnapped from labyrinthman, and mildly bruised, may I present:

Where were you...
1. When John F. Kennedy was shot (11/22/1963)
I was a rat farmer in Guatemala... I was slowly working my way up the underground political chain. I'd been spending more and more time involved in the movement and less with the rat herd. This led to my eventual demise at the hands of the ruling government in 1972, as I failed to notice that one of the rats was actually a mole.

2. When Mt. St. Helens blew (5/18/1980)
I was sitting in my grade three French class, wondering what all that smoke was outside. I went over to the window to get a better view, and quickly discovered that even some teachers like cigarettes...

3. When the space shuttle Challenger exploded (1/28/1986)
My grade nine teacher had a tendency to consume a fair bit of "water" from a little flask every afternoon, after which she would give us a reading assignment.  She was certainly overworked in the mornings, I figured, cuz she'd always have a nap while we were reading.  If I remember correctly, we were trying to wake her up, since the end-of-class bell wasn't quite loud enough that day.

4. When the 7.1 earthquake hit San Francisco (10/7/1989)
Ah, my first (and only) year in university...  we were at that age where a tragedy of this magnitude deserved some mourning and sorrow drowning. Fortunately, the campus pub wasn't too busy at that time of the morning. For some reason, the next few days are a little hazy.  At least, I think it was only a few days...

5. When the Berlin Wall fell (11/7/1989)
At this point, I'd only had a couple of days to recover from the San Francisco incident. However, after such tragedy and sorrow, it was definitely time to celebrate something! Fortunately, the campus pub wasn't too busy at that time of the morning. For some reason, the next few days are a little hazy. At least, I think it was only a few days...

6. When the Gulf War began (1/16/1991)
Due to societal requirements to have "money" for things like "rent" and "groceries", I was whoring myself out to my corporate master, all the while chained to a Slaveway - er, Safeway - grocery cart.

7. When OJ Simpson was chased in his White Bronco (6/17/1994)
Due to societal requirements to have "money" for things like "rent" and "groceries", I was whoring myself out to my corporate master, all the while chained to a Slaveway - er, Safeway - cash register.

8. When the building in Oklahoma City was bombed (4/19/1995)
Due to societal requirements to have "money" for things like "rent" and "groceries", I was whoring myself out to my corporate master, all the while chained to a Slaveway - er, Safeway - customer service desk.

9. When Princess Di was killed (8/31/1997)
Umm... I can't think of anything decent for this one, so I'll just spill it... I was living on Cameron Ave (loved that place!!) and working across from Deerfoot Mall as a programmer/debugger/tech support. I have no idea exactly where I was at the time of impact...

10. When Bush was first announced President (11/7/2000)
On the floor, laughing my ass off...

11. When the 6.8 earthquake hit Nisqually, WA (2/28/2001)
Umm... ?? Nis... Nisqua.......

12. When terrorists knocked over the World Trade Center (9/11/2001)
About a hour out of New York City! I don't know how those sneaky bastards knew I'd be visiting the towers, but they missed! Of course, that's mostly due to a last minute change in plans...

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