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January 23rd, 2004

Out in the cold @ 07:59 am

22 degrees really does get cold when you're standing outside waiting for the nonexistent desk worker who probably is either asleep or looking at porn on the desk computer, to let me in. My number is close to the desk number at another hall close by so I've gotten calls like this at 3:30 a.m;:
"Hello?"
"Hey, uh, I forgot my id can you let me in?"
"Are you trying to call blah hall?"
"Yes? Isn't this the dorm, its cold outside can you let me in?"
"no, I'm cold because I was in bed before you called, call this number and try them, they might be able to help you."

On this occasion, no one was there to open the door for me so I stood outside shivering, ears freezing and waited for someone to let me in.

Gregson's security is great though, because with all the cameras, ID card validation systems, and other implements of security, I just waited patiently and nabbed one of the openings when a group of hurrying students heading to a 7:30. Go figure, at least I'm warm, now.

I don't know why I woke up early, but when you wake up at 4:30, the wait till 6:30 when Brough opens really does become long. The debate was on Fox News only which really sucked but was non interrupted by commercials or conservative claptrap so when I got up and turned on the tv, forgetting that it was on, I was like, wo these people need to go back to bed.

The debate was good, really enthralling, riveting let me tell ya. I fell asleep after the first hour. Apparently I didn't miss too much because all of the clips that CNN showed were things I remembered. Al sharpton was entertaining as usual, he even commiserated with Howard Dean about his "whootling and hollering". I'm still a fan of Clark's.

I spent the day yesterday writing emails, doing a bit of work, and actually, I made it to that informational session I mentioned in my last entry. On a whim, I was bored you see I sent an email to KXUA our university radio station, about my nonexistent Celtic show from last semester.
Jerry and others concerned,
I spoke with you, Jerry in October about the status of my show on KXUA. You expressed a concern about the show quality and I explained the facts regarding>the situation and how network bandwidth contributed to quality degradations of
my show. You assured me that you did want a Celtic show and access to my
music. After thinking about it, I told you that if you could find a slot for
me, that I'd be happy to get it back. You told me to contact you next semester and you would assure me of a "really good slot" for my troubles.

Since then, I have stopped receiving emails from the KXUA main distribution list, and have not received word from you on my status. If you don't want my show at all, please tell me and I'll move on; no problems. But being told one
thing and then slowly swept under the rug isn't something that I appreciate,
nor understand.
Has there been some kind of misunderstanding? Have I not given you necessary information to regain my show? What's going on?

If you could send me a message back when you get a chance (preferably sooner
rather than later), I'd appreciate it greatly. By the time you write me back
I should have a operational laptop and equipment to do a show if you o desire.
Thanks.
I didn't even expect to get a response because I didn't think I would even be close to getting a show back as I showed in this entry. I was basically pissed because I'd not heard anything about it as it related to our College radio station. Jarry wrote me right back, yay! And offered me a slot, Saturdays from 12 to 2 pm. He said
Noel,
Sorry this semester has been really chaotic and I forgot to contact you. I do
have you a slot if you would like. It is Saturday noon-2pm. Let me know if
that will work.

Thanks,
Jerry

So I'm in, now to get all the equipment ready to do the show and find listeners again. Hopefully the internet stream works and you lj people can listen :).

Which leads me to the next topic which I'll put under a cut to save space, I've been trying to track the status of my laptop which is coming fro a NSF grant. They still don't know what's happening with it, they don't even know if the purchase order has been submitted correctly. I've got names and numbers for people at the computer store, but with my show on KXUA especially, I want this thing resolved soon because it'll make doing my show much easier. We'll see.

I had my first day of "tutoring" and I seriously thought about writing from here. It was supposedly a slow day, because at one point, all three of the math tutors working at the time were all over talking to me about the computer and braille etc. So as I said before, I got to get paid $7.50 for talking to people and they got paid $7.50 to talk to me. Great fun, and the people working with me are very friendly.

And that about sums this entry up, sorry for the length. I don't make the mistake of only writing to my readers even though I love you all, but I more write for myself in case I want to be crazy and read this stuff later in life. People have also complainedabout my "more later" message at the end of every entry. Here's one for ya then!

Gotta pee.
 
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 23rd, 2004 09:44 am (UTC)
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Hey it must be nice to get a free laptop. Can I have one too?
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From:djner
Date:January 23rd, 2004 01:45 pm (UTC)
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Sure, why not. I'll get right on that.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 23rd, 2004 02:13 pm (UTC)
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I'll wait for my free laptop then. You just let me know on LJ when you have it ready and I'll give you my address.
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From:djner
Date:January 23rd, 2004 03:12 pm (UTC)
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who is this?
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 23rd, 2004 09:37 pm (UTC)
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I could make this fun and give you random clues on who I am. Should I reveal my identity? If so, why?
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From:djner
Date:January 24th, 2004 08:04 am (UTC)
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Hmmm, revealing your identity has some positives but none seem to be coming to my mind in a coherent fashion. Possibly we should start the game of random question via lj comment? Perhaps you should get your own lj? Perhaps you have too much time on your hands to check back at my journal several times a day looking for new comments in other's entries. Play ball.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 25th, 2004 08:19 am (UTC)
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ah but as you can see I don't have a lot of time. I do keep up with your journal though, even if it's a few days between reading entries. You are a good writer and have a knack for writing things down as they happen. Give Fi a hug for me, and know I'm taking this all in joking!! guess who!
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From:djner
Date:January 25th, 2004 09:12 am (UTC)
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Glad you enjoy my writings. The only way to play the game is to take it all jokingly :). However, I still am unsure of who it is. Funny, when I have ideas I don't want to make a total ass out of myself by getting it wrong. You might however, have to give me other clues because I still don't know for sure. Without conviction I know, but ...
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 25th, 2004 12:17 pm (UTC)
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Well? Why don't you write an entry about this mysterious annonymous person and have your faithful readers write in on your journal and ask questions that I can answer? It would make your semester more fun wouldn't it? And the heat wouldn't be fully on you then. Make it fun!!
I'm open to suggestions for revealing my identity. Have fun with it!!

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