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TV, lemmings, and this week

Ouch. I just finished watching National Lampoon's Funny Money, and the only things I can say is a) I'm glad I'm ineligible, and b) I hope my friend who works on the show is saving his money right now. Chuck Woolery: Naturally Stoned was fun fluff which will be scheduled on TiVo. BTW, I know one of the people sitting at the counter on tomorrow's Emeril Live! She's the daughter of one of my friends via work. w00t!

1. When introducing yourself to someone new, what is the first thing you tell them about yourself?
Usually, my name. =) I suppose it would depend on the context. When at work, I tell people what group I'm in and/or what do. If meeting someone socially, I tend to be be shy (yes, really!) and let the other person guide the conversation so they find out what they want to know about me.

2. What do you like most about your TiVo? Have you ever converted someone to the TiVo? ;)
I could cheat and say everything, but I'll say that the ability to schedule things without knowing the times that anything is on. Well... the 30 second advance is nice to. And it records the channels above 99 which my VCR doesn't didn't do. And last Christmas, both sets of parents received 40 hours TiVos, and I've convinced one friend to purchase his own.

3. What's your favorite episode of Babylon 5?
I'm going to cheat and give two -- "War Without End" Parts 1 and 2. I had caught the premiere movie the first time they aired it, which was a year before the show started. When the show actually started, I was very busy and only caught a few episodes of Season 1. Specifically, I did catch "Babylon Squared". Because I didn't see the whole season, and didn't have much time, I didn't make any effort to follow the show into Season 2. Two years later, I was bored and caught "War Without End" Part 1. It was a little deja vu to me, but I was hooked. When I say the second part the next week, I vowed to continue watching the show. Shortly afterwards, they reaired the entire third season. So, while I came in at a baaad time (... not the one...), it hooked me. I got to live vicariously through Jen starting the series from the premiere movie all the way through Crusade in order.

4. I see from your userinfo that you're a homeowner. What would you recommend to someone who is looking to purchase their first home?
Know what you are getting into. Don't buy more than you can afford. Remember you have to pay taxes and home owner's insurance when figuring out how much you can afford. Expect that you will have repairs and upgrades which cost money. The only time it matters what the houses around you are selling for after you have bought is if you are going to sell it soon or if you are getting an equity line of credit. Otherwise, it's funny money. And, most importantly, enjoy the house.

5. What would you do first if you won the lottery?
Change my telephone number. No need everyone suddenly calling me up, ya know.

This is going to be a busy week for me, so I might not be posting a lot. I was in San Diego today for a meeting that could have just as easily been done over the phone. Tomorrow is a "teambuilding" thing at Dave and Buster's. San Diego beckons again on Wednesday to transition our antivirus server console from development to production. Thursday I am supposed to be in San Diego yet again, but I think I'm going to blow that off, since I will not have been at my desk for three days at that point...

And now, here's that bar graph thingee that's been going around showing compatability, as hidden behind a cut tag.

spacecadetjen 95%
dweeby_girl 95%
pettitte96 95%
jost 91%
gaby723 91%
thegreateze 91%
dazztardly 91%
skykid 91%
riversidedimple 91%
goldenbrahman 87%
carboncpy 87%
othertim 84%
calliaume 84%
starwheel 79%
jiggery_pokery 76%
solcita 72%
drbear 71%
tomalhe 65%
driley1 65%
greggo4randy 59%
teppanyaki 52%
How compatible with me are YOU?

A bit ironic that the three people whom I have recently added all grouped up there at 95%. *shrug*

Looking at the raw HTML, this is one heckofa long entry!


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Jun. 17th, 2003 03:39 am (UTC)

I feel honored to be up there at the top! :-) Have fun at the teambuilding thing today!

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Jun. 18th, 2003 08:34 am (UTC)
D&B is indeed fun, but when you've got a least one day of work already backed up on you, it's hard to justify sitting there playing games solely because your boss wants you to. It's less fun when "they" dictate what games you are going to play, with whom, and pressure you to have fun. *sigh*
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