Stuff from December, 2003

This is the archive of tumbledry happenings that occurred on December, 2003.

Brand New

It wouldn’t be a very good philosophy for life, but eating your desert first at dinner really is awesome. I had the best couple of cookies before my dinner. Recently I was introduced to the band Brand New - this song is like a cross between Radiohead and punk rock.

And it’s sad, but true.
Out of cash and IOU’s.
I got desperate desires and unadmirable plans.
My tongue will taste the gin and malicious intent.



Well while lifting today I finally did it - I knew it was coming - yes I broke my leg during a lift. No, just kidding.

It is snowing outside this evening; very peaceful. I didn’t even realize it until I looked out my window for Minneapolis only to find a construction-paper black sky and the sound of little ice crystals blowing onto the steep roof. I did get the excellent chance to step out into the snow and take a little walk - yes I forgot my planner in Philosophy and only found that out earlier today. I now have a piece of paper labeled “Temp Planner™” which I am using until I reclaim my planner. As for the walk, I can think much more clearly now - I think I will try another one of those walks sometime.


Uno Extreme

A couple of people I know are definite drunken dialers. Sometimes its funny, sometimes its weird, but it’s definitely never annoying or dull. Sometimes I wake up to the most hiliarious voice mails. Matthew happened to be the dialer last night, but I honestly couldn’t hear him with all the people in the room. Regardless, it was easy to tell he was not particularly sober. Matthew, I tried to convince you to call back and leave a message, but the phone just ended up getting passed around. I hope there wasn’t anything too urgent.



I didn’t have one class today. I got to English, and we filled out a course evaluation and another evaluation. Then we left. I didn’t even make it to German because I was told by two people from the class that it was canceled. Ok, well that would make it a study day. So, you ask, why am I not studying right now? Well, because I am in break mode. It was helpful to go talk to Laumakis about Philosophy, though. I’ll be in there more before the semester is over, his office hours are quite helpful. As Max would say, one math test left to dominate, and then the final. Things are winding down and gearing up at the same time.


Wrapping Paper

At this festive time of year, we all need something with which to add some Christmas cheer to our desktop. Celebrate the holidays on your computer in style with this ‘exclusive’ (i.e. tube from PSP8) desktop background. Simply right click, set it as your desktop, and chose the “Tile” option for your desktop image. A little present from tumbledry to you.


Cottage + Finals

Let us say you have this cottage. And you have spent a significant amount of time building it. You visit occasionally to add things, but for the most part you aren’t there to see who comes and goes. Won’t you want to know? Sometimes I do, so I visit my stats pages and see who has been coming and going at tumbledry. It certainly has been getting busier lately.


Confusion Ad Nauseum

I just don’t know anymore. Honestly guys, I just don’t know. What’s it all about? What’s the secret?

I don’t know.

Sometimes I’m happy, and other times lonely. I wasn’t going to admit it before, but lately I have been lonely. I was going to write this on an away message for AIM, but who wants to share one’s inner thoughts with all the people on a buddy list? Besides, I wouldn’t want people to take it the wrong way and feel pity for me. I don’t need pity. And I don’t need everyone to know this stuff.


These Hands

These hands have many duties
Words flow from them into visibility
Calluses protect them from iron
Carefully, they focus cameras
In musical moments, they connect piano to mind

These hands have seen much and will see much more
But sometimes
They long only to hold another hand safe and warm.

Top 10 Things to Say about a Christmas Gift You Don’t Like

10.) Hey! There’s a gift!
9.) Well, well, well …
8.) Boy, if I had not recently shot up 4 sizes that would’ve fit.
7.) This is perfect for wearing around the basement.
6.) Gosh. I hope this never catches fire! It is fire season though. There are lots of unexplained fires.
5.) If the dog buries it, I’ll be furious!
4.) I love it — but I fear the jealousy it will inspire.
3.) Sadly, tomorrow I enter the Witness Protection Program.
2.) To think — I got this the year I vowed to give all my gifts to charity.
And the number one thing to say about a Christmas gift you don’t like:
1.) “I really don’t deserve this.”


Just Breathe

You are tense right now. Feel how your shoulders are scrounged up around your neck? How your fingers are curled up with tension? Let your body droop into the chair and onto the desk. Bad ergonomics? Probably. Good relaxation? Definitely.

Now where did that piece of advice come from?