June 30, 2003

Weird Sports

An interesting sports day indeed …

MJ, a man who spent his entire career dunking on 7 foot centers and hitting game winning jump shots, gets denied by an old white guy from Wisconsin …

Roddick wins, Agassi loses at Wimbledon … is there a changing of the guard going on in American Men’s Tennis? …

Miami decides to join the ACC, despite the fact that a change in the original plan has neutralized the financial incentives and Virginia Tech, the Canes’ biggest football competitor, had already accepted their invitation to join the ACC …

Another Dallas Cowboys’ player finds himself in the middle of trouble after being shot at a strip club. It appears he was a victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but isn’t it funny how trouble seems to follow the ‘Boys around? …

Mario Lemieux may play one more season … is that grumbling of another MJ return that I hear? …

… And baseball still sucks.

(This may also be found at TheDustin Daily)

June 29, 2003

A Beginning

“Man, one of us should get married every week!”

I don’t know how that would work, but judging from how much fun we’ve had the last couple of weeks from ending Thunder’s days as a bachelor and then seeing him his first night as a married man, I’d say Dan makes a very good point. Amber and BJ’s (Thunder) pre-marital activities and the wedding were so much fun. They single-handedly turned a bunch of loser couch potatoes into instant partyers.

I have to personally thank them for including me and giving me an opportunity to get away from my computer. I even got to enjoy some real human interaction for a change. On a serious note, it was really special for me to be a part of something so incredible. I want, so badly, to be able to put into words how I’ve felt the last few days but I don’t think I’ve really had enough time to let it all sink in. Plus, I’m still trying to deal with the loss of being able to watch TV on a Sony Wega anytime I want. Anyway, maybe something will come to me in the next couple of days, or next year on June 27th, when we’re all partying at Ri Ra’s celebrating Amber and BJ’s first wedding anniversary in our blue shirts. Until then, Congratulations BJ and Amber! I wish you the best, and I’ll see you tomorrow night for dinner!!!

June 26, 2003

Too Much Too Late

Sometimes I lie awake at night, unable to calm my thoughts. My mind will wander, find a road it likes and then hit the gas, heading down the road at 90 mph, which is fast for a mind like mine.

It can be any kind of road, my thoughts do not discriminate. Sometimes the road leads to things like Bobblehead Dan, an article for TheDustin Daily, or maybe just a random post like this one. Sometimes, I’m headed for that proverbial crossroad, a major decision in my life that I’m struggling with. I never reach the end of the road or choose which direction to go just lying there. I have to get up. I have to start that project, I have to write that article, I have to make that decision.

Tonight, I’m writing this, wondering if the same thing ever happens to you. I’m wondering if our thoughts parallel, if they intersect. I’m wondering if I might ever run into you while driving down the road at 90 mph. I’m wondering if,perhaps, you had too much sweet tea too late and you can’t get to sleep either.

June 25, 2003

Still the Same

I realized tonight that after moving into BJ’s room, I have basically kept everything the way he had it. I even kept his nifty little corner desk which gets on my nerves from time to time. That’s ok, it’s just a “lame duck” desk until I have the funds available to purchase a fine desk from a popular swedish furniture company whose nearest location is Woodbridge, VA. Sure, my other desk is where his bookshelf used to be and his bookshelf is where his file cabinet used to be, but overall things look the same (a. Did this guy actually take any of his furniture? Aren’t I just keeping it in storage for him for free? … b. Who keeps a file cabinet in their bedroom?).

So I’ve decided I might try to shake things up a bit. I’ll probably need to buy a new bookshelf and a new desk first, but I’m gonna start brainstorming design ideas right now so that when the time comes, I’ll be ready to place the new furniture in its appropriate location and rid myself of the old furniture.

June 24, 2003

Finding the Love

Being a poor college student, it’s rare for me to go out and buy an album after hearing just one song. After hearing Where is the Love by the Black Eyed Peas, though, I think I’ll be headin out to More Better Purchase tomorrow.

June 23, 2003
June 20, 2003


I’ve been writing a lot lately, but it’s mostly been semicolons, parentheses, and those little curly brackets. I realized today the weather was a lot better than the weather robot said it would be, and in doing so I also realized that all I had to do was step outside for a moment to notice that. But I’m proud of what I accomplished the last couple of days so I’m forcing myself to take a vacation before my vacation. Tomorrow there will be no programming, no writing, no backlit reading. Tomorrow will be about me, a beautiful girl and, weather permitting, some laundry and a book by the pool. After that, I’m off to Myrtle Beach for the weekend. I can hear it now, “hip hip … when you’re on a holiday…”

June 19, 2003

JDawg Speaks

And in case you gave up on him because he didn’t have internet access, JDawg‘s post today is hilarious!


This won’t be as well written as I want it to be because I’ve spent an entire day coding and “writing”. You can find the fruits of my labor at a new website that I’m officially unveiling right now … TheDustin Daily.

I welcome all criticism, concerns, suggestions … but considering the amount of work I put into it, and the potential that it has, please hold strong comments for a couple of days. Then let loose!

June 18, 2003

Remote Control

Yeah, let’s give the government the power to Remotely Destroy Our Computers!!! Why don’t we just go ahead and give them the ability to blow up our cars when we run a red light too, that’ll solve all of our problems.