Typed up a letter of termination. Went to Citibank to get my cashier’s checks for the new place. Went to the new place’s management company’s office and signed the lease and paid for the first month. Taxi’ed to the old idiot management company’s office. Walked in, announced termination and watched them deal with it. They […]


As I wrote last week there seems to be a confluence of stressors lately. It’s strange. It goes beyond ‘when it rains, it pours’. This is like a crucible. It’s like there’s a lot of small and large pressures coming from all sides that the only way to survive is to purify. I know that […]

SBC Idiocy

So I get this nasty letter from SBC saying that I’m abusing my local toll calling plan. Dumbasses. The reason I’m using a local toll call for hours at a time is because my SBC DSL has been screwed up. How’s that for a corporate silo? I took the short cut and went to Best […]


There is a strange confluence of stressors lately – I mentioned/earlier it below. And further: SBC says my DSL modem is broken. I’m going to go get one at Best Buy and try it out before I buy one from SBC again – I know they won’t service it until I buy it from them. […]

Stolen Towel

As any Douglas Adams fan knows, a towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have. Mom had ordered some fancy towels for my new digs and they were en route to my abode. I come downstairs this morning and in the stairwell is my package. And it’s been opened. […]