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NERDS! - A little less than a happy high
komos
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NERDS!
It was hard, but I managed to suppress the urge to call Casa del Boozerator last night to shout "NERDS!" at all y'all. Granted, it's not a genuine sentiment, but I was feeling "ronery" for having to recuse myself from the beery spoilerage. Instead, I went food shopping briefly, discovering that Whole Foods carries poblano peppers.1 Later, I grilled up the tuna steak2 that's been calling to me along with the extra plantain that Pete left behind on Monday. So really, deliciousness trumped company. After eating, I sat on my porch reading3 while the coals in the grill faded with the light of the sun.

In other telecommunications news, I placed an order for a phone. I was on the internets for an inordinately long time doing research, but in the end I finally chose to go with my original idea4, fear of the unknown inadequate coverage be damned. ETA is sometime before noon on Monday. That said, I'll be needing your contact information. Please be so kind as to give me your name, addy, and phone #(s)? I promise not to drunk dial too often. Really.

The 4-1-1:


Speaking of polls, this morning I dreamt that mittenstein posted a leading poll about snooze button abuse, which I thought very funny but it did absolutely nothing to get me out of bed sooner.


1This pleases me greatly, and has set in motion a plan to craft chiles rellenos with cheese of my own making.
2I used a simple rub made with 2 parts freshly ground black pepper to 1 part coarse sea salt, the "little black dress" of dry rubs.
3No, not that. THIS.
4Motorolla RAZR V3, which was free (after rebate) with a 2yr Cingular contract. Looks as though the rebate will take 4-6 months to get to me. Still, I won't have to deal with bad marketing pitches, and when it arrives, it will be like being suddenly flush with cash unexpectedly.
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canonfire From: canonfire Date: July 22nd, 2005 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
you have our numbers right?
komos From: komos Date: July 22nd, 2005 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll have to go looking, but yeah, somewhere.
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komos From: komos Date: July 22nd, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's hard to find a good rellenos, especially in these parts, but when you do, it's sublime. 'Course, I don't know that I've ever had the genuine article (unless someone can vouch for Sol Azteca, which were about the best I've had), and that makes me sad.

On one of my sojourns to AZ, I really need to take the time to get across the border.
starflow From: starflow Date: July 22nd, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Drunk nerds, at that!
komos From: komos Date: July 22nd, 2005 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
How's the head this morning?
starflow From: starflow Date: July 22nd, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not bad, it's my pride and dignity that are feeling the blow right now.
komos From: komos Date: July 22nd, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
But you're so good natured when you're in your cups... ^_^
starflow From: starflow Date: July 22nd, 2005 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I recognize this! It's sarcasm, isn't it?!!
komos From: komos Date: July 22nd, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not at all. I enjoy your tipsy. ^_^
wildflowersoul From: wildflowersoul Date: July 22nd, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Drew and I tried calling you about 5 times last night between 5:30 and 7:00 to invite you over. I'm so glad you're getting a phone!!!!!!!
komos From: komos Date: July 22nd, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was outside and didn't think to bring my phone with. Besides, as I understood it, you folks were discussing all things Potter, which would put me at something of a disadvantage.
wildflowersoul From: wildflowersoul Date: July 22nd, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, we were thinking that if you came over we would get all the HP talk out of the way before you arrived... But no matter, for I believe we'll be having people over tonight for non-HP hanging about.
komos From: komos Date: July 22nd, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I got to read about young Diego's fencing lessons and had time to shop for a phone, so I think it worked out pretty well.

I'll definitely be coming by tonight... what shall I bring?
wildflowersoul From: wildflowersoul Date: July 22nd, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Um, I dunno. I'm not cooking anything, as I am tired and will be napping until people show up, so my plan for food is take-out. So you don't have to bring anything but yourself.
komos From: komos Date: July 22nd, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Groovy.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: July 22nd, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cingular and a RAZR, huh? Enjoy your dead sexy phone! :-)
komos From: komos Date: July 22nd, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like toys.
sinspired From: sinspired Date: July 22nd, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, you THINK you won't have to deal with bad marketing pitches... Bwahahahaha. I got mail from Cingular the SAME DAY my first Sprint bill came.

And why, oh why did you go with the only phone on the market you can't buy a replacement battery for?

Insurance is our friend.
komos From: komos Date: July 23rd, 2005 03:24 am (UTC) (Link)

Welcome to my pathos

As though I don't second guess myself enough...

Basically, it comes to two things: 1) it was a well-reviewed phone that had the features I wanted without crossing well into the realm of "shit I truly don't need" and, more importantly 2) if I hadn't made a decision last night, it would probably be another two years before I got a phone.

Maybe I've screwed myself. Maybe I'll hate the phone and the carrier and I'll have such a miserable experience that I'll either be counting the days until I can switch carriers or become so frustrated that I'll give up the cell idea altogether (which is what happened with my last phone.) Way I see it, there isn't a provider that isn't out to fuck over their customers in some fashion or another, and so long as I'm getting fucked, I might as well enjoy myself a little. So yeah, I caved to a deal that looked promising on its face and, to a certain extent, a phone with pleasing lines and now I get to live with that decision. Woe.
sinspired From: sinspired Date: July 23rd, 2005 07:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Again, see the previous comment RE: Insurance. Trust me on this one.

And I believe you have a major advantage to picking, well, ANY carrier.

You live in a metropolitan area. This makes your coverage area better than, say, well, my house. *laugh*
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