September 3rd, 2002


this has been sitting in the lj client for like 2 days waiting to be posted. so here ya go

i worked this summer so i wouldnt' have to at school. i'm going to school so i can work when i graduate. i'm going to work so i can retire. then i will die. this doesn't feel right.

iv'e been thinking too much lately about romantic (in the life sense, not the couple sense) impossible things i could do with my life. living without work/money (grow a little self-sustaining garden somewhere for food, clothes from goodwill bought with change off teh street, etc); going into politics (i find the more i hate politicians, the more i want to be one. i'll show those fucks how it's done); travelling- just head wherever i feel like and getting odd jobs; etc. all the things that fictionally make for a "satisfying" life. because in reality i have no idea what i want. renny asked me the other day what i want from life. i answered "happiness". that is quite correct, and the vague generality a good point in itself, but at the same time.. i have no direction. no motivation. i'm coasting along on wants and shoulds and whatever's convenient, whatever comes along.

so last night i was calling at$t broadband to find out why i can't connect to their happy little network. i found out, after talking to 3 people (i was upgraded to speaking to a senior technician! and then another one!) and being told 3 things which will definitley fix the problem, and which definitely did not fix the problem, that talking to them wasn't going to help me much. so i called dell.
of all the things they could have.. on hold with dell tech support, i heard: "she drives me crazy" by fine young cannibals (twice in a row), then some 10 minute new order-ish song. all this of course interrupted frequently by the recorded annoying guy telling me to look on their website for tech answers when my problem is the computer won't connect
finally someone answered, and.. i seem to remember mentioning something about this long ago, but i can't remember and it came as a shock to me today.. but when they looked up my account (based on the service tag number printed on the side of the comp), the computer is registered to a RICHARD DUMAS who lives at 54 college road in durham. how nice for him. and the guy (avec a thick southern accent) then told me that i had to call some other people because i didnt get the computer straight from dell
so later i call their "relationship technical support line" (this means dell has some relationship with the company i actually purchased the comp from - in this case, unh). when i was on hold with THEM, i got classical music. because they are a higher caliber of people. the guy who answered actually gave me the right answer, shockingly enough. so it only took talking to 5 people for one of htem to be right
  • Current Music
    bob dylan - the essential bob dylan disc 2 - 11 - jokerman
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i'm at school! schoolio! anyway yes.. i have not unpacked yet. i suppose i should soon so i can go to bed, seeing as i have stuff all over the bed and the sheet is somewhere in my suitcase. class tomorrow at 11 and then i have teh whole day off to get reaquainted with this lovely world.
i dunno about all the new dormies we've got here. it's only the 1st day so i'll reserve judgement, but a lot of them seemed kinda iffy from that meetngreet. but on the good side i already made friends w/ a couple of them. this kid chris is the nicest guy ever, seriously. he was waiting around outside and whenever someone pulled up with their stuff he offered to help them unpack. we went to some comedian guy in the mub (he was sooo funny) and chris was actively worried that not everyone would be able to get in. when we got there, there was a bunch of people just kinda sitting around. they were waiting, but it was like a cloud of people, there wasnt a line. so we walked up and were standing there, and when it coalesced into an actual line we were in front of a lotta people who'd been there longer. so he was worried we had bumped someone and they woudlnt be able to go now cuz of us. but.. i am supersmooth and thought i had lost all my cards (credit, ID, etc) when actually they were all sitting in plain sight on my desk. but i realized they werent in my pocket and came back to the dorm to find them. when i went back there was teh HUGEST crowd waiting to get in, it was absurd. so if anyone didnt get in, they wouldve shown up a lot later than we did. i think just about everyone got in but i dunno
but yeah, a good day. saw bunches of people, if not for real long. tomorrow i'll go rock some visits.

oh, if anyone is interested, Collapse )

i just noticed- i had this whole big paragraph about not much, and what do i choose to cut? 4 lines. go me
  • Current Music
    incubus - make yourself - 2 - nowhere fast

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so all the rooms in woodruff now have 2 lights. it's one of those double bulb long florescent deals, and each bulb gets its own lightswitch. why the hell do we need this? 1 bulb is MORE than enough. the suckers are bright. and i don't see why i'ts importnat to be able to seperately control 2 bulbs which are right next to each other. it's like ghetto track lighting.
i'm not complaining, mind you, i am thrilled that they took out the old lights which kept burning out every time my door got slammed. i swear i went thru 3823583 lightbulbs last year. so yeah, not complaining. i just don't understand why they went to so much trouble.

i have email from about a month ago that i havnet responded to yet. i should probably do that sometime

my milton teacher was SO nervous she made me nervous. i dunno about that.
  • Current Music
    grateful dead - american beauty - 5 - candyman