September 21st, 2003



So...based on what you know of me, how would you describe me to somebody else?

'cause I find I'm in a bit of need of outside reassurance even though it belies any claims of self-actualization I might want to make. 'cause I'm nowhere near self-actualization, so...

I find myself hesitant to ask this, because last time I got what sorta appeared to me to look like I was a lesser person because I had to ask for this sort of thing. And yeah, maybe I am. But it does make it really difficult to ask for it when I need it.

And yeah, that's about it.
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    Various Artists - Del Vikings, The / Whispering Bells
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Amusing that we beat Illinois by the same score we lost to Utah. Next week doesn't look so good for the Boys in Blue, though, as they come home (good) to face the #4 USC Trojans (*gulp*). It's the Pac-10 opener for both teams, and while I honestly don't expect Cal to win this one, I can always hope. USC is one of the best games out there to watch in Memorial, because USC brings up a large contingent of fans, and the old stadium is packed full, the way it should be. :)

And in terms of upsets, our loss at K-State loses a bit of its luster this week as Marshall (who? Well, they're a MAC team, and probably one of the best underrated teams in the country) beat them on K-State's own turf. Gah. And Colorado State lost to Miami of Ohio...gah. While transistivity is not a guiding principle in college football, it's still winceful when teams which seemed to handle you fairly well lose to MAC teams...

In the Pac-10 roundup, Arizona continues to cement its place as the absolute worst team in the Pac-10 by losing to Purdue 59-7. And Arizona State continues the tradition of Arizona schools getting utterly creamed by losing to Iowa 21-2. (You have any clue what happened there, littledevi?) And UCla, while not an Arizona school, gets its hat handed to it by Oklahoma (which is a little more respectable, given that Oklahoma is the #1 team in the country) 59-24. The rest of the Pac-10 puts up a decent showing by beating Boise State (OSU, but gah, that was close), Idaho (UW, in a game that wasn't *even* close), Michigan (Oregon, showing off the terror that is Autzen Stadium -- that's a nice win), BYU (Stanford, in a bit of a surprise, but one I'm going to call good), and New Mexico (WSU.) USC, the pansies, had the week off. :) So a 6-3 week, with decent wins against Illinois and Michigan and BYU...the conference is a little down, but not out, I'd say.

And that's your college football wrap for the week, come back next week and see if Stanford can force me to say nice things about them again. :)

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    Renaissance - Song of Scheherazade
gravity, surreal

what a weekend.

it's been an interesting weekend. Interesting in the Chinese sense.

I start the day Thursday by discovering that I have suddenly acquired a three day notice to pay rent or quit. After some investigation, it turns out the management company that serves as my landlord forgot to credit the cashier's check I gave them for my deposit. So that's being worked on, but I've got proof that I paid it, so they can't kick me out.

Then I spent most of Friday and some of Saturday down with the stomach flu. Yay.

And today, I was a moron. I attempted to transfer some boiling hot water in a coffee cup that I had just nuked to a ramen cup, and learned the hard way why you set the ramen cup *down* on something instead of attempting to hold the ramen cup as you're pouring water into it. Luckily for me, the ER doctor just said it was a very nasty first degree burn, and that popping the blisters wasn't a good idea, wrapped it up, and wrote me a prescription for the happy drugs.

And I've just taken the happy drugs and it's time for me to go to bed.

(No, that mood's not a mistake. Tylenol with codiene is a lot of fun...)
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    Harry Chapin - What Made America Famous