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10 days gone... and I return
Yes, I'm back. FINALLY have my broadband back. It was a pain to get working, but I have it. DSL, not too bad. Still catching up on lost time. You know, all the E3 news on IGN, other blogs/live journals, talking to people I haven't talked to in over a week. Or more.

I kind of lost touch with reality for a while there. No internet connection, no cable - it was like a sensory deprivation machine. Without a machine. But now I'm back. And I had forgotten I had subscribed to the crazy IGN Insider/Founder's Club thing. Which means I get a free copy of Splinter Cell on PC (so luscious), crazy downloads of huge video gaming files, and other stuff. Yay! Sadly, my DSL connection will limit me. I'll only be able to pull about a GB over the next two or so hours. But that is a lot of video, so I'll be entertained for a decent amount of time.

Sadly, that entertainment time will have to wait. I am paying BILLS. Lots of them. And since I don't have a new full-time job YET (still searching), all my money is saved purely for bills and occasionally food, and the time is spent mostly on FINDING money and food. And working, still on the contract job. It's income, but right now it'll be tight to pay next month's bills. Hopefully everything will turn out okay. I'm just worried that I won't have any spending money at all for my trip to Canada in a week and a half.

And yes, I'm living in a new place. I like it a LOT. (That's properly pronounced "Ah lahk et uh LAWT".) I still haven't finished unpacking, though. I have some kitchen liner for the shelves I want to buy. But since that doesn't fit into the bills/food category, it has to wait. When that's done, I'll buy the liner. When that's done, I'll unpack the kitchen. When that's done, I'll unpack everything else. Patience, patience. When that's done, I'll take pictures for you to see how niftily I can decorate. Whee!

I will give a few of the immediate benefits, though. One, it's much, much quieter. Some crazy neighbors, slamming doors, but I don't actually hear it. Just feel it through the floor. And at night it gets DARK with the lights out, which I like. Makes for good movie watching. And I get to sleep in a BED! Imagine that. It's so nice. I haven't slept so deeply in a very long time. Which means I'm sleeping 10 to 12 hours a night, quite often. And never up before 10. I'll enjoy that while I can, since I know it can't last. Oh, and of course, no worries on running out of hot water in the shower. THAT is very nice.

I'll have to get back to music and recording when I'm done settling in. My sister gave me a very nice graduation gift of the new Sevendust album. Acoustic! Quite nice. There are a few tracks I like especially, and I had to learn how to play one, I liked it so much. And since I liked it so much, I have to share it with you. It's a track originally from the Seasons album, called Broken Down. They did a separate recording of it on this acoustic album, as a bonus track (not on the included DVD). And it's luscious. Listen, and see how Sevendust may be loved by many. I will have to add it to my repertoire.

And I was working until right before blogging, so I have to get sleep to get up (not TOO early, of course) and continue working like a madman. To put in an additional 20-some hours by Friday evening. I can do it! Random link time. Since I haven't had a whole lot of time to acquire new random links, I shall leave you with one that I am now rather intimate with, after the struggle to reacquire my precious broadband. My precious...


as of 10/23/03

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