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August 30, 2003, 9:40 AM

The journal just now got a little facelift… I updated the way things present themselves on the main journal page and the Archives. I cut the “of the moment” stuff, and reduced the display size of the main entries from 12 points to 10 points. Additionally, now twenty entries display on the Life and Times page, which means, considering that this is entry #15, for the next five entries, everything shows up on the site…

Categories: Schumin Web meta

A mass of different “personality assessments”

August 28, 2003, 12:01 PM

Sometimes, you’ve just got to have fun, and so I’m having fun this afternoon with some of those “What kind of _____ are you?” assessments. They’re fun, I find them rather meaningless in the big scheme of things, but now that I have an online journal, I can post these, because they are quite fun to do.

What kind of sushi are you?

I am Temaki sushi band rolls

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Categories: Netculture

And that concludes the first day of the new year!

August 26, 2003, 5:24 PM

It’s over. Day 1 is over. I’ve been, I’ve seen, I’m getting the T-shirt. I also need to make the display on this thing longer, since I’ve posted three things today including this. And with five things showing here before it rolls over to the Archives, I need to lengthen here.

Still, things are going well. I actually was able to make my phone number nonpublished at JMU by deleting all my phone information from Ecampus, not to replace it until after the phone directory is released. I have a thing about not wanting to get called. I prefer Email or IM over phone calls.

Meanwhile, I’m in Hillside Lab writing this, while the band plays on outside. My sister’s boyfriend Matt Smiley is in JMU’s band – I should go say hello.

Categories: JMU

It seems that my purpose today is…

August 26, 2003, 9:59 AM

It seems that my purpose today is to justify to everyone why I’m still here. After all, I’m a fifth-year “super senior” on campus now, so everyone is surprised I’m still here. But I am. And the day is still young…

Categories: JMU

I should just change my plates to say “PRT A DRM”

August 26, 2003, 7:54 AM

Well, it’s my first day back at JMU again, now as a part-time commuter student. And so my car is once again pressed into service as what I call the “Port-a-Dorm”, so named because it’s my base on campus while I’m here. A place to put my stuff. I’m sure Residence Life just HATES that term because it’s somewhat making fun of their whole thing, but… I like the term.

Meanwhile, my sister’s down at Tech, and I’m at Madison… kind of interesting, comparing colleges and such.

Categories: JMU


August 15, 2003, 8:26 PM

Flat tire… loads of fun, indeed. I still made it to the office on time, though, since I did it two blocks away from the Office on Youth. What happened is I took a right turn off of Johnson Street onto New Street too sharply, and ran the back right tire into the curb in such a way to make it split. The car was able to limp the two blocks to the parking lot, and then I changed the tire during my lunch, and so I’ve got the (filthy) spare tire on there right now. Tomorrow, Dad and I are going out to get a replacement tire at Eavers Tire in Stuarts Draft.

This should teach me not to overcompensate when making right turns. I’ve occasionally ridden up on curbs before while making right turns, but never to the extent of destroying the tire.

This also ought to learn me (excuse the poor grammar) to occasionally clean the wheels, because I got years’ worth of track dust on my hands. Even though I didn’t get any on my clothes, still, good thing I was wearing all-black today, because it wouldn’t have shown.

Categories: Toyota Previa

Death, divorce, and moving…

August 10, 2003, 8:51 PM

They say that these three things are the most stressful things in a person’s life. I experienced one today, and the way I feel, I feel like I could experience another.

Today, I did the legwork in moving the LPCM office from Muhlenberg Lutheran Church to Canterbury. Kathleen recommended bringing a dolly with me, which I did, and it turned out to be more trouble than it was worth. Due to the very short platform on the dolly, out of the three loads carried on it, I managed to spill three loads. Needless to say, the dolly was abandoned. Maybe if Mr. Cheapskate (i.e. me) had shelled out for a more expensive dolly, maybe I would have actually gotten some use out of it.

So without the dolly, I carried everything myself, and so everything is in there, and in one piece. I really do hate moving. And due to having to move it all myself, that’s where we get #2. I feel like I could just drop, let me tell you. And to think that we’re moving stuff out of storage next. I will definitely be sore tonight, though…

Categories: LPCM

I’m watching “That’s So Raven”

August 8, 2003, 8:46 PM

Boy, oh, boy, those Cosby kids grow, watching Raven-Symone on her Disney Channel show. Also, that kid who played 3J on Family Matters is on this show. Talk about how these TV kids grow.

Meanwhile, it’s FRIDAY NIGHT! Two days away from the Office on Youth, so I can recharge the batteries, and return on Monday morning, as the ball of productivity that has come to define my Mondays.

Seriously, at the Office on Youth, my most productive day really is Monday.

Categories: Television, Work

And I did it all from memory…

August 2, 2003, 11:25 PM

Categories: WMATA

This is WAY too much equine for me.

August 2, 2003, 9:40 PM

I downloaded the newest version of MSN Messenger (in the version 6 family), and somehow, all of their sample images are the same picture of the horses wearing a hat:

Horses wearing hats in MSN Messenger

There is such a thing as too much horse, don’t you know…

Categories: Internet

Welcome to the weekend!

August 2, 2003, 1:23 AM

The weekend is here again! Two days to myself… and it’s supposed to be dismal conditions! Bleh. I wanted to go up on the mountain with Big Mavica. Who knows… maybe I can work out some “fog” pictures up there. Still, I need a nice day.

Categories: Weather