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♠The building at work has been open just a few years. Besides the odd fact that there are actual Longhorns out on the property, and ducks on the pond that I can see out of the window, one of the stranger things is the floor. The building is very tech friendly, so the floor is raised to allow for the cabling. There are small access doors all over the place. Stranger still is that the ventilation system is also in the floor, so at my desk, on the floor is a round port with holes and today since the air conditioning was turned on, there was a cool breeze blowing up from the floor. It's kind of strange feeling the breeze on the lower part of your elbow as you go to pick up the phone.

The building is also a showplace for indirect lighting. all of the florescent bulbs are pointing up to the ceiling, or concealed in little overhangs and alcoves. Still, this allows for the polished concrete floor in the bathroom to actually reflect which makes it easier to see if a stall is occupied from halfway across the room.

♣I went out to the batting cages tonight with some of the guys in the softball league, and was happy with my ability to make contact on most of the pitches. Really, it must be from watching all that baseball, since i certainly haven't played that much. It's actually making me excited about the season. I still have some reservations, like being somewhat scared of the ball, especially when catching it in the field, but i think I'll do ok if I can catch.

Chris was stuck in traffic, so I got to meet the other guys who were there. This is a bit of an accomplishment since I'm normally shy around new people, but heck, it was just softball, right? Of course the one I naturally gravitated to was the one who I was most attracted to, and he was nice, but as we were talking I found out something. On the gay softball team, he was the token straight. Suddenly it didn't bother me so much that he smoked, but it was a bit disappointing. Still, he was a nice guy. Unfortunately he plays for an opposing team.

♥I'd like to thanks who or whatever from saving me from the two motorcycle cops on 114 this morning as I was in a hurry to get to work.

♦So, Sirius Out Q will have their host, John McMullen, broadcasting his friday night show from the hospitality suite at TBRU. That ought to be something for you who are not coming to listen to, as that in the later hours could get really out of hand. Of course you won't be able to see it on the radio. They are also sending the overnight host, Jeremy Hovies. Too bad they aren't sending Larry ([ profile] lfkbear) to make it a bear trifecta.

☣Despite reports, and dubious pictures to the contrary, my beard does not have anything living in it at this time, thank you.

➥Recent music purchases have been The Arctic Monkeys, The Magic Numbers and Morningwood, which thankfully keeps this from being three bands with "The" as part of their name. Each are enjoyable in their own way.

Date: 2006-03-02 06:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
1. That building sounds more pleasant than the one I work in. Our floor was remodeled the 2 years ago in preparation for the new stations, so we have the indirect fluorescent lighting, but none of the cool stuff like wiring/heating/cooling in floors - however, our WONDERFUL new main public library is designed that way.

2. I hope John McMullen has a good time down there with y'all. Wish I could be doing something cool like that! I really like his show.

Date: 2006-03-02 07:05 am (UTC)
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➥I love Morningwood... (wait for it, wait for it...) the band's cool, too. [/obvious] The "Nth Degree" makes me dance til I can't dance til I can't dance no more.

Date: 2006-03-02 02:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Jeremy Hovies came to TBRU last year. He was cute and reasonably friendly. I chatted with him at the pool party.

Oh and Morningwood, I just discovered them from catching the very unusual video to "Nth Degree"

M - O
M - O - R - N
M - O - R - N - I - N - G
W - O - O - D

Date: 2006-03-04 06:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, I found out that Jeremy was at TBRU after the event and was sorry I didn't run into him. I don't get to listen to his show often, but it's cool.

I definitely need to go see the video, and I can't help doing the spellout either!

Date: 2006-03-02 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yay for the Arctic Monkeys and The Magic Numbers. I have the Monkeys' latest CD, and love it. I have a smattering of Numbers tracks, but haven't actually gotten the whole CD (yet). I previewed a few of the tracks, and it seemed a little "slower" than the songs I already have. Do you like it?

Maybe you should check out the latest from Infadels, too. They're one of those rock/techno hydrid bands, really quite good.

And finally, be aware the Monkeys are playing on Saturday Night Live on the 11th. My tivo's waiting anxiously for that one, I hear they are quite amazing live...

Date: 2006-03-02 03:21 pm (UTC)
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I really like THe Magic Numbers. I'll have to check the other ones out, though since I bought Belle & Sebastian's newest album, it hasn't left my cd player. And they'll be here later this month!!!!!!! :)

Date: 2006-03-04 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I need to pick up the new Belle and Sebastian as well, it's something I've forgotten to do. Of course if a cute cub comes by and lets me rip it...well!

Zeus comics has a book of people creating short stories from Belle and Sebastian songs - you might want to go over and take a look.
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Date: 2006-03-02 05:50 pm (UTC)
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I always wanted to learn how to play Lacrosse....but it seemed when I was growing up no one in Texas knew about it.
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Date: 2006-03-04 06:38 pm (UTC)
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My Fraternity Big Brother, who now lives in the Dallas area, played lacross for a league up in Cypress when he was growing up, and then played for the university of North Texas team when he transferred, since UH didn't have a team.

It's an interesting game, but I don't know how hard the ball is in it. It does seem to fly around pretty fast when passed between players. I could see people gettting hit often.

I do remember enjoying the broadcasts of the Major League Lacross games back in the early 90's or so, but that was probably because of the tight spandex shorts they made them wear that seemed to show everything.

Date: 2006-03-02 05:47 pm (UTC)
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But I thought I saw something wiggling in it Sunday!

See ya tonight?? ;-)


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