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2005-10-09 23:12:51 596

Emily and I went to The Abbey Friday night. We had to wait in the front for a bit for someone to come from the back and seat us. Emily attributed that to the fact that there was no hostess. It was obvious that there had been some nice interior decorating. Sadly they forgot the important detail of sound dampening. The place might have had 1/3 of the tables full but sounded like the football game was going on. Our waiter was really good though. I got the bratwurst plate and Emily some kind of chicken parmesan. Sadly the breadsticks at the beginning of the meal were the best part of it because they were full of mozzarella. The Ceasar salads were good ole plain jane salads. Emily's chicken parmesan was just that, a small bit of chicken floating in a sea of cheese. That was it, for $15. My bratwurst plate consisted of two tiny brats, a smidgen of mushroom sauce over them, some undercooked sliced potatoes, and some interesting cabbage.

The Abbey (out of 10)
Free Bread 10
Service 9.9
Acoustics 1
Food 2
Overall 6 (Emily and I had a good time yelling at each other over the noise)

623.4 on the odometer. Makes 55.2 miles this week.

2005-10-05 23:07:37 595

Carl, next door Carl is a chicken from the future!! -- Shake

Cartoons are so pretty on 32 inches.

2005-10-03 22:42:52 594

Today was fun. 13.6 on the bike, a couple games of wally ball, and I ran a 7:26 mile on the Sanderson track. Ran the first two laps in :45 a piece, and slowed down for the rest. I almost lost count so did not push the last lap until the last few feet. Here is to being able to walk tomorrow...

MUW is out of the stone ages and Emily finally has a facebook.com profile. So that means I have a relationship with a real person. Yay. And now Henderson has it too so David has a profile.

2005-10-03 07:42:57 593

I got new parts in on Friday for the bike so I worked on and off all weekend to finish it. Routing cables and adjusting deraileurs is time consuming. Anyway Jeremy cooked several varieties of wings at the Berryhill's Friday night and it was a load of fun. Then Emily, Nathan, and I went to the Boar's Head for a bit. I got up early Saturday and ran errands to get random supplies from Lowes. Walked to the game around 12:30ish and Renee Davis showed up with Brumfield and sat with us. We looked like we had a chance in the first half of the first quarter but then it went downhill quick. Near the end of the 3rd Emily left to go deliver a paper she had written. Marlana came and sat with us too, I had not seen her and Renee together since 2001. Sadly we lost the game. Even more sad is that since I left the band, I think the only other game I have seen 0:00 on the clock was when we beat Florida last year. After a while Emily, Cory, and I went and ate at Mugshot's. The service was like Rosey Baby's, non-existant. But we had the time to sit there so I did not mind. Sadly when I got back to the apartment, I started working on the bike. Sunday we had kids church and then when I got home I finished the bike for the most part. I rode it to the proby meeting and gave Lee most of his notebook stuff. Then before church, we met Emily's parents at Oby's and ate. Emily and I watched the late showing of Corpse Bride. It was pretty good. We were almost going to be the only two watching it until two more couples showed up.

568.2 on the odometer so that makes 55.8 miles last week. That was straight commuting as I took it easy and did not do any extra riding. Strangely enough I had some weight just evaporate somehow and I am under 215 for the first time since 2001.

2005-09-28 20:40:12 592

The other day I figured out that www.sesser.net had an old DNS record and was pointing to nowhere. Fixed that and my traffic has started to grow. Luckily sesser.net was always working.

2005-09-27 22:52:41 591

My 32" Wega will be here in 5 to 11 days. Yay!!

2005-09-26 09:04:15 590

512.4 on the odometer so that makes 63.8 miles last week.

A little while ago I got a call from Teresa. Turns out we are supposed to be on campus working. Somehow.

2005-09-25 23:01:47 589

So Russ came by here and we headed into campus on University. Cops would not let us go straight by the stadium four way stop so we had to turn left and managed to head towards the Sanderson and get to Butler the back way. There were a parts trees down. From Butler we could only see a few trees down to the east. The magnetic locks would not disengage from Russ's key, but the manual locks in the fire escapes worked fine. The UPS's in the server room were complaining about the lack of power and Russ got everything shut down that was still up which wasn't much. From there we headed off down Lee until we saw this mess. Hooked a right at Campus Book Mart and made it through that neighborhood almost to Old Mayhew. We got close and had to turn around because of electrical work. The nearest side of Cantaberry to campus was torn up but Chris Vance's side had very little damage. Emily's apartment was barely 100 yards away from the destruction but did not have any. Chris Vance came with us with his super rubber boots. We wanted to get to the back side of campus but knew that the cops would have campus blocked off, so we headed toward Blackjack. According to Russ, it was possible to get there from the golf course but we could not figure out how. So we came back to Bardwell and crossed to Blackjack. The end of President's Circle on Blackjack was not blocked so we went in that way. It looks like half of the trees on campus are down. Almost all of the pictures I took are so blurry but here is a good one from across the street from the Union. The back of the Perry is missing bricks and the Lloyd-Rick's annex is missing some roof. The sirens started going off again and the wind picked up a lot so we went back into Butler. After a bit things calmed back down and the siren went off. We headed back toward University Hills to see if we could see if Russ's student worker Casey was ok. The trailers next to Casey's were destroyed but his seems to have maybe only moved a few inches and have the skirting blown from the bottom. The cops were only letting a few people go to the torn up trailers at a time. We headed back up to the front and saw Beef's trailer. It had moved about 30 feet from its blocks, good thing EC took a while today or he would have been there. Beef's neighbor was not so lucky. Even worse he was in there when it went down the hill. When Beef got home he heard him yelling so he went down the hill and pulled him out of the wreckage and took him to the hospital. I found this out while we were at the trailer because the guy's dad showed up and told us. Beef's trailer became a weapon and attacked his neighbor's poor defenseless truck. From there we dropped Chris Vance back off and made another loop through campus from the entrance near the Sanderson. There were some streetlights on and emergency lights were on in buildings. Then he dropped me back off at my apartment. After a while I decided to go to the old Food Max and get some groceries and just happened to run into Beef. He was fine. Everyone keeps calling his cell phone and the outer display does not work so there is no caller id. He is going to stay with someone from his church and his landlord has another place that he will be able to rent. So as it is now, there are no classes until 1:00 PM tomorrow. Non essential staff are not supposed to be on campus until about noon so I don't know what time I will go to work. Russ called a little while ago and said that the power is on in Butler so he was going to turn the servers back on.

2005-09-25 16:24:37 588

University Hills got it bad. Russ is coming by to pick me up so we can go to Butler and get his servers shut down.

2005-09-25 16:13:37 587

The sirens just came back on.

The word is that the annex is messed up, the forestry buildings roof is shredded, lots of trees and utility poles are down on campus.

According to the TV the north end of campus is bad. Windows out of the dorms. Police are out everywhere. Tornado in Webster County right now and one near Pheba.

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