Bits and Pieces From Deep Down

Lots of stuff to get through today, but due to the latest exciting virus that's going around, I don't have a lot of time to put it all in and integrate fancy segues and so forth. So it'll be a little random, but that's how it's gotta be.

I have this thing for orange marmalade. I'm really not a peanut-butter-and-jelly kind of guy, but when you slap a little of that orange zestiness on some bread, I'm sucked in. It's got a sort of bite to it, like it's giving you attitude just for eating it. It makes me want more, regardless of whether I'm full or not.

Hung out with my friend Aaron this weekend. He's moving down to San Diego, CA, this week, never to be heard from again by the likes of me. Apparently he's roped himself a job of wondrous proportions, passing up a reasonable opportunity up here in Portland, OR, to move away from friends and family and live in the heat. (Actually, he has some family sort of close to there, I guess, but there's a lot of prep work picking up and moving down there that I don't know I'd be ready to undertake.) We wish him well in his endeavors, and will probably be visiting him come time for the next San Diego Comic Con.

In the meantime, he referred me to the place here in Portland at which he passed up an offer. It looked to me like it might be for a little more money than I'm getting now, but the [rather short] description I saw of the position looked like I might have a great deal less freedom and opportunity than I have in my current position. That scares me; I've always maintained "I'm not in it for the money," and though more money than what I'm getting now would be very nice, I more than highly value the learning and implementation opportunities availed me by my current job.

Went to see Darkness Falls this weekend. After downloading the first ten minutes of it from Yahoo!, Jenn and I were totally sucked in. It ended up being rather enjoyable, if a bit predictable, and it maintained a good sense of humor throughout. I don't know that I'll be picking it up on DVD, but I don't feel that my money was wasted at all.

Rented a couple movies this weekend (Barbershop, Soul Assassin), borrowed one from my parents (About A Boy) and bought one at Costco (Undercover Brother), but only ended up watching one (Barbershop).

Barbershop was okay. It wasn't as funny as I had hoped it would be... or maybe I just missed something. I will admit that while I watched it I felt a little... uh... conspicuous being a caucasian... but I had a good time with it and loved the performance from Cedric the Entertainer.

On Saturday we went down to one of those storage places and got a 5'x5' closet for $40/month. So far we've been able to move the bed out of the spare bedroom and several boxes of unused items into the closet. I'm really excited to be able to reclaim a little space around our apartment. I'm really feeling cramped and exceptionally frustrated with the current setup, necessitating change. The last thing we have to move into the closet is this stand-up display case I have a bunch of action figures stored in. The problem is, I can't find the key to it. It used to be taped up on the top of the display case, but it's not there now... so where is it? I've got a key on the ring of keys I have at work that I don't know what goes to; I think I may have accidentally put it on there. I'll take it home and check it out. If that doesn't work, I guess I'll either hire a locksmith or get a lock pick kit. (There's this Kwick Pick thing that I'm sort of interested in... maybe it's time?)

My parents are thinking of going to Hawaii at the end of this summer. We were invited to go along, but it's looking like it'll cost around $2000 to go for a week (for both Jenn and I). That's a little rich for my blood, so it's not looking like it's going to happen. Maybe I should look at the higher paying job after all...?

posted on Monday, January 27, 2003 4:27 PM | Filed Under [ General Ramblings ]

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