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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

Flat!

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

My computer, the Internet kiosk

July 30, 2003, 6:13 PM

Ever get that feeling that your computer is more like a public terminal? That’s how it seems my family takes my computer. It’s their little place to use the Internet, it seems. They even doodle on whatever paper I have laying around. So I’ll have something on my desk that I need to refer to or something, and then I’ll come back and find the phone number to someone I don’t even know scrawled on it.

All the more reason to finish college and move out

Categories: Computer, Family

The fun never ends…

July 26, 2003, 10:33 AM

The fun never ends when Mom’s college roommates are in town for the weekend. They came over for dinner last night, and everyone had lots of fun, but then while Sis and I were inside talking, the rest of them are outside, and are looking at the swing we have outside.

Little did anyone know it had deteriorated so much, because once someone sat on it, that was the end of the swing, as they soon were sitting on the ground because the swing gave way. Oops. No one was hurt, thankfully.

Still, that was an interesting evening, to say the least, since everyone took it humorously, as we all noted that the swing gave out much earlier than it should have (but then again, we have had a LOT of rain this summer).

Categories: Family

All a matter of interaction between the maniacs and the idiots…

July 24, 2003, 6:54 PM

On the way back from my internship today, I was taking US 250 back from Staunton, I was thinking about the quote, and it’s interesting how the road works. I hit a speed change (55 to 45), and slowed down. All of a sudden, I became an idiot to about six motorists, who quickly passed me. Meanwhile, they become maniacs to me as they blew past me. Anything to get home in one piece, though…

Also was at a conference today in a building with the exact same fire alarm signals as my middle school…

Categories: Driving

Wheeeee…

July 23, 2003, 9:24 PM

Whee… I’m finished. I just uploaded the entire Web site again… that’s a good several hours out of a day. This is part of that upload, my new Online Journal in Life and Times. Check it out from time to time… I hope to have fun with it.

Categories: Schumin Web meta