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Sep. 10th, 2004 @ 10:06 am (no subject)
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For a year after I graduated from college and I moved back to Maryland, I’ve been “that guy who lives with his parents”. Really not the best place to be(and really no one wants to be that guy, but I’ve told myself that I’d move closer to work as soon as I found a nice place to live. With property values skyrocketing in the DC area like they have been doing for the past couple of years, it’s become prohibitively expensive to purchase a place. After making the nice hour plus long commute in each way every day(and racking up 36K miles on my new car in a year), I switched jobs, but this time into Virginia. Commuting from Maryland to Virginia involves crossing the bridge of death, so I’ve finally moved out on my own into a reasonable basement level of a townhome right by Tysons Corner. Pictures may come up sometime after I get furniture(in fact I’m skipping work this morning awaiting delivery of my new mattress). Hopefully next week I’ll have the sofa and such that I bought, and then I can start wasting money on getting a nice sound system to compliment the projector that I picked up.

Living in the basement with my own bedroom, recreation room, and fridge means that I technically don’t have to deal with my roommates if I don’t want to, but so far from my interactions, they seem like cool people. One is a social worker who deals with the counseling of messed up kids and is working on her Masters. The second works in Congress for a US Representative, and she’s actually a devout Republican(which is quite different from just about everyone else who I’ve lived with). You’d think that as the only guy in a house of 4 people, I’d be the one with the most cheerleader pictures plastered to the walls, but that’d be an incorrect assumption. My last housemate is an ex-Redskin cheerleader turned defense contractor(and really who isn’t in this area nowadays).

Work is progressing along nicely. Now that I’m out from working under the testing umbrella, I spend a reasonable amount of time working on advanced tactics and strategy for virtual representations of battlefield units, otherwise known as playing random games of chess. Otherwise I relish the extra time from not spending hours a day sitting in traffic waiting for it to start moving at a crawling pace.

It’s quite nice having an extra hour or more each day to do stuff. And with the move, I’ve had no internet access for a while, which has given me a chance to spend a fair bit of time working on my DDR project video. Here is a beta version for all of you to ignore. It’ll prolly get a bit of tweaking and Photoshop work, but if people slam it sufficiently, I can see what I can do about changing it.
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From:kalium
Date:September 10th, 2004 08:37 am (UTC)
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Why does that sound like a setup for a harem series?
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From:ashyukun
Date:September 10th, 2004 10:44 am (UTC)
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Bogo Muyo?
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From:bogosort
Date:September 10th, 2004 11:08 am (UTC)
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You don't see me complaining about this fact do you?
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From:dwchang
Date:September 10th, 2004 09:15 am (UTC)
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You live with three girls and one is an ex-cheerleader? O_o Man you are teh pimpz0r...

I now dub thee "No longer that guy" :P.
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From:bogosort
Date:September 10th, 2004 11:09 am (UTC)
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It's been a long hard road, but it's good to not be that guy anymore.
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From:dwchang
Date:September 10th, 2004 11:40 am (UTC)

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*although* you could easily become that guy again in two weeks if you were an AWA shirt to AWA :P.
From:uberfluffy
Date:September 10th, 2004 01:49 pm (UTC)
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Either you look remarkably like BogoSort, or you've taken his photo as your LJ pic. I don't know which is more strange.
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From:bogosort
Date:September 10th, 2004 02:30 pm (UTC)
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Those amv creators are rather strange, they feel a need to use each other in a somewhat incestuous lj icon circle.
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From:dwchang
Date:September 10th, 2004 03:42 pm (UTC)

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Hey, but at least I was never that guy :P
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From:alazrael
Date:September 10th, 2004 04:49 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, now I am.

So, when's the basement warming party? I want to meet your housemates.
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From:alazrael
Date:September 10th, 2004 04:50 pm (UTC)
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It's like a remake of Three's Company.
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From:johnmeier1
Date:September 10th, 2004 10:44 am (UTC)
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Did you take shitting lessons from Tristan?

i didn't realize how bad that sounded until i typed it out
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From:bogosort
Date:September 10th, 2004 11:08 am (UTC)
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Which shitting lessons are these? If anything Tristan took lessons from me(since he took over my apt in Pittsburgh).
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From:johnmeier1
Date:September 10th, 2004 11:13 am (UTC)
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The legend is that Tristan shits gold. Any comments made are derived from that. Like, it's raining gold, so Tristan must have flushed an airplane toilet.

He also almost wound up with female apartment mates, based on CMU Housing thinking his name was Tiffany.
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From:bogosort
Date:September 10th, 2004 11:15 am (UTC)
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Right, but I guess I never heard how this ability of Tristan's got discovered. And the Tiffany story was just pricelessless...
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From:jameel
Date:September 10th, 2004 11:16 am (UTC)
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Tiff also falls ass-backwards into prizes and stuff. I think he has karaoke stories that fall under that category.
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From:bogosort
Date:September 10th, 2004 02:29 pm (UTC)
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Ah, that would explain much. I'm just used to the "golden boy" being uberfluffy since alazrael seems to blab about it much...
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From:queftzefoni
Date:September 10th, 2004 12:19 pm (UTC)
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All I can say is: one in four.
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From:piratechan
Date:September 10th, 2004 02:46 pm (UTC)
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LOL!!!!!!!

*hack hack cough cough choke*
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From:falsedrow
Date:September 19th, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC)
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*dies*
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From:ultraliner
Date:September 11th, 2004 04:09 pm (UTC)
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Hehe, this is highly excellent. This means that when I come down to visit dc, you will all be in the same area again, and I won't have to hike to G-d knows where to catch everyone...