Thursday, March 25, 2004

Well. I've just watched the series finale of Dark Angel, and I'm wondering who in their right mind would cancel such a great series like this. Story, acting, drama, fighting scenes, ass-kicking trangenics... I think television suffered a horrible loss when they pulled the plug on Dark Angel. Ironically, I bought the pilot episode of Dark Angel on VCD and absolutely hated it. Had James Cameron pitched that to me, I would have thrown that two-episode pilot out of the window. But ah, it's a good thing *I* didn't make that decision, because it's one of those series which really grow on you. I was sold by the fourth episode or fifth episode ( about the same as Alias, I think ), and now, at the bittersweet end, I find myself a true believer.

That's one thing I hate about good things. They have to come to an end. So goodnight, sweet X5-452. It has been a most wonderful journey. I wish there could have been more, but I guess I'll just be thankful for the great times you've given us all.

Saturday, March 06, 2004

The full force of the annual March heatwave hit me early this morning. I woke up at around four in the morning all drowsy, hot, bothered and swearing. "Why!" I asked no one in particular. "Why must it be so hot!"

It's a good thing I did finally get enough sleep. Friday might be the day everyone else is looking forward to, but sometimes, especially when I haven't been getting enough sleep throughout the entire week, Friday is Point Break Day. That puts me into my most charming snappable and grumpy mode, complete with book-flinging and keyboard-banging irrational behaviour. Really freaks out the colleagues when you go all Jekyll and Hyde on them. The look of fear and shock in their eyes when you scream "GIVE ME BACK MY MARKER PEN!" at them is... it's priceless, man. Just priceless.

Anyway, in a lame effort to avoid the afternoon heat and feed further speculations that I have no life, I'm back in the office working on stuff. This post is a timeout thingy I'm doing to preserve my sanity - too much work is bad for you, and we must do all we can to prevent burnout from occuring. Cause burnout is BAD. Makes you want to quit your programming job to join a deviant sect of Franciscan monks with a taste for nubile 15-year-old girls. Not that I've ever harboured such thoughts, of course.

Friday, March 05, 2004

Again, today, I am reminded why I prefer to stay in for lunch instead of driving out. The hot sun. The traffic. The lack of parking lots. The depressing lunch company. Why all the fuss and bother when you could eat in with a friendlier crowd? Why? WHY? WHY?! Is it because I live for the pain? That I need conflict to keep me going? Cause if it is, then it's no longer working. Horrible, but true. I need MORE to provoke me.

Oh wait. Some bitching mofo parked in MY PARKING LOT. Kanineh, I'm going to go scratch that bastard infidel's car now. PEACE OUT.

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Too much alcohol, head gets heavy. Too much caffeine, head gets heavy. What's the point of caffeine if you end up feeling sleepy instead?

But truth be told, I think it was the doughnuts which are making me sleepy. Estimated time of caffeine overload: 1 hour. And then I'll go around kicking people's chairs to work out the overhyperism of me. I've already got a few people in mind whose chairs I want to kick later.

But now, I'm with the sleepiness of it all. Although I can't stop shaking my legs anymore. Shake shake shakity shake. Since I'm feeling odd, I'm also teaching some of my other colleagues the Facts of Life. Not everyone's appreciating it though. Wankers.