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What should I name my tapeworm
Seggy 37%
Dave 12%
T 25%
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Votes: 8

 New to adequacy

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Nov 30, 2001
I'm a k5er, but don't hold that against me ;)

More diaries by Synapse
Is it friday yet?
And I'm sure most people that read this are also k5ers. Y'all know me as Locus27 over there. SO here I am, mostly because k5 is down will some time next week, and I've got time to blow right now because the boss is finally off my back.

So anyway, here's a quick update of what's been going on in my life for the past few weeks. That's what a diary's for, isn't it?

Dumpsville: Population: me.
Yeah, Jess dumped me a few weeks ago. 3 maybe? I can't remember. I'm sure I posted something to k5 about this. I'm just rehashing for the sake of my own mental processes. Why'd she dump me? The real reason, or the one she gave me. The one she gave is that she wasn't over her ex, and she wasn't ready for a relationship yet. The real reason, I've no idea. Whatever. She wasn't my type anyway. Brown eyes... bleh.

The Holiday:
Thanksgiving was phenomonally mundane. This was the first time in 6 years that I didn't have to do the double dinner thing. You know, eating at my parents place, and the gf's parents' place. It was a refreshing change. I, of course, gorged myself, as I typically do. We had a 24lb turkey, I ate about a third. 4 plates full of turkey, mashed potatos, stuffing, corn, and cranberry sauce. The way Thanksgiving's supposed to be. I was hungry again an hour afterwards, so I ate half a pumpkin pie. This is all leading me to believe that I do, indeed, have a tapeworm. What should I name him?

The car:
Round about the time Jess dumped me my car started leaking oil, noticably. For a 6 year old car with only 45k miles on it, this should no be. It was time to get the oil changed anyway, so I took it to the local Monkey Wrench and had 'em change the oil and take a look at what was leaking. They told me it was the rear main seal. For the less gearheaded of you, that's the seal between the engine and the transmission. This, is of course, a bad thing. So I scheduled it to go into the dealer this week and set about calling my extended warranty company. Lemme tell ya something. When buying a used car that's going to run out of the factory warranty while you're still making payments on it, an extended warranty is a good thing. Mine covers everything but fluids and wearables (brake pads, rotors, shocks, wiper blades, etc.). So it went into the shop wednesday. I called 'em up later in the day to find out what was wrong. Not the rear main seal, but the head gasket. I was riding in my friend's truck at the time and appearantly the sound that came out of my mouth was precisely "eep!". Not to worry, they say, it's covered on the warranty. Oh, I say, but what about the head. I have an aluminum head. Aluminum tends to warp easily when hot enough to pop a head gasket. They said it was fine, no warpage, no cracks, happy happy. Two day job, and we'll get a loaner for ya. I call 'em up at the end of the day to see when I can pick the loaner up. "Well... we kinda loaned it out. Don't worry though, we're gettin a rental for ya, and it's on us." Well, that's awefully kind. "It's probably gonna be a truck, can you handle that?" It's got wheels and moves, I can handle it. So I get to Enterprise to pick it up. "I'm afraid all we have is an Explorer, is that okay?" the cheerful and somewhat cute chick at the desk says. Let's see, I think, tooling around in a brand new Explorer, versus a Ranger, versus nothing at all... yeah, I think I can handle it.
So that was wednesday. I gotta say, the Explorer is nice. It's a nice change to be up above everything for once. It's an even nicer change to be able to pull into a parking lot without having to slow to a crawl for fear of scraping. It's really really nice that I'm not paying for it.
I should be able to .. mmkay, Diana from the dealer just called, my car's done and all happy. So, with the $50 deductible, tranny flush, oil change, and filter (and I just had that done last week... *grumble*), it's $150. My warranty company's gettin stuck for $560, plus whatever the rental cost is. Warranties are a good thing. Now I only have 4 things to fix myself, including replacing plugs, a turn signal light bulb, the switch for my e-brake light, and the relay for my driver's side door lock (bang on it with a screw driver, the tech says). Oh, and there's the power antenna motor and mast, but that's another $500 job, and it's not covered, so I hafta find one at a junkyard. I love cars. Just talked to a tech. E-brake light is fixed, it was just low on fluid due to pad wear, plugs weren't cracked, just loose, he tightened 'em, and the door lock is probably a sticky actuator, WD-40 it. They're also throwing in a light bulb for me, to the tune of $1. Happy fucking happy. I love fridays. :)


A warm welcome to a K5 reader (none / 0) (#1)
by Anonymous Reader on Fri Nov 30th, 2001 at 06:02:39 AM PST
Here's a sample of the friendliness you can expect from the Adequacy editors.

very nice (none / 0) (#3)
by Synapse on Fri Nov 30th, 2001 at 06:26:51 AM PST

Well, adequacy is about controversy (4.00 / 1) (#4)
by Adam Rightmann on Fri Nov 30th, 2001 at 06:27:06 AM PST
just as Slashdot is about teenage Linux zealots circle-jerking each other, Geekizoid is about socially inept attention seekers, and kuro5hin is about fuzzy minded libertarian technophiles.

A certain amount of non-controversial posting is permitted and even expected in the diary section, but if you want to post in the main section, be aware that you are expected to be contentious and debatable. For only by raising controversial ideas can we expect to rigorously debate them, and perhaps find a true solution to them.

So, as an adequacy editor, if you're prepared to jump into the fray and rigorously debate controversial ideas, with attribution, links and without resorting to cheap rhetorical tricks and ad-hominen attacks, we warmly welcome you. If you're expecting another thematic circle jerk of "if we all met each other, and implemented suitable computer controlled technologies, we'd live in paradise" you will be very disappointed.

A. Rightmann

It was in a diary (none / 0) (#5)
by Anonymous Reader on Fri Nov 30th, 2001 at 06:50:45 AM PST
And i think the tone was innappropriate. There's difference between taking the piss and being downright nasty. I don't know what side of bed that editor got out of that morning but he was cetainly was in a foul mood.

As I'm new here... (5.00 / 1) (#15)
by Moonshadow76 on Fri Nov 30th, 2001 at 01:26:18 PM PST
The above post was very helpful in confirming my impressions of what this site, in general, is about. As I've never been to the other sites briefly mentioned and described, I have no clue about them or why everyone here seems to be talking about them so much. I AM glad to hear that some diary entries are permitted and expected to be non-controversial. Thank you for making a place on the web for controversy and debate, maybe I'll learn something besides just opinions here. At any rate, I'm enjoying it all so far, with a large salt lick on the side.

salt lick? Too bad you weren't here a few weeks (none / 0) (#16)
by Adam Rightmann on Fri Nov 30th, 2001 at 01:33:13 PM PST
ago, for our deer hunting poll/discussion.

A. Rightmann

pure selfish drivel (none / 0) (#2)
by Anonymous Reader on Fri Nov 30th, 2001 at 06:20:08 AM PST
The one she gave is that she wasn't over her ex, and she wasn't ready for a relationship yet. The real reason, I've no idea.

Dude, the reason she gave you is the real reason, so far as love and reason in the same sentence dont constitute an oxymoron.

Whatever. She wasn't my type anyway. Brown eyes... bleh.

Now, see, there's further confirmation. If you're going to be a selfish git, dont be surprised if she realizes you are a selfish git and is reminded of how good she had it before she left it.

Bah, there's too much Miss Manners rubbish -- and that stuff is pure nonsense on stilts meant to resocialize ungratified egos -- on this site lately.

names (none / 0) (#6)
by alprazolam on Fri Nov 30th, 2001 at 07:44:21 AM PST
I think I liked Locus27 better than Synapse. More mysterious.

nicks and screen names (none / 0) (#7)
by Synapse on Fri Nov 30th, 2001 at 08:12:37 AM PST
Alprazolam sounds like the next-gen Prozac or something. Some designer prescription drug for the mentally defective with drug-happy psychiatrists.
Do fear and anxiety cause you to wet yourself in the middle of public places? Do you frequently find yourself gnawing on the person sitting next to you on the bus? Have you plastered your walls with aluminum foil because government agents are using the electric lines in your house to listen to what you say by the resonance in your teeth? Alprazolam can help. See your doctor or the drug dealer on your corner for details.

if only (none / 0) (#11)
by alprazolam on Fri Nov 30th, 2001 at 08:27:54 AM PST
it were that easy to get a prescription.

Alprazolam rocks (none / 0) (#12)
by Anonymous Reader on Fri Nov 30th, 2001 at 12:18:15 PM PST
It's also called Xanax. It's for housewives, and when you take a bunch and drink a lot on top of it, interesting things happen. Except you don't remember them.

dimidril (none / 0) (#13)
by tkatchev on Fri Nov 30th, 2001 at 12:29:24 PM PST
Dimidril / dimedrol, a.k.a. Benadryl in the U.S., seems to be the choice for aspiring druggies over here. Strange, it seems to a popular "gateway drug"...

Peace and much love...

almost completely accurate (none / 0) (#14)
by alprazolam on Fri Nov 30th, 2001 at 12:43:36 PM PST
except for the housewives part. that's valium, or one of the other benzodiazapenes. they tend to stay away from overprescribing xanax unfortunately. although i suppose that's because it's highly addictive.

Will somebody *PLEASE* delete this diary entry?!!! (3.00 / 2) (#8)
by tkatchev on Fri Nov 30th, 2001 at 08:15:28 AM PST
Outrageous! Not only did he insult the readership right in the second sentence, he also went on to post an archetypical kuro5wank masturbatory rant, containing over 1000 words and absolutely zero useful information.

Somebody do something quick!

Peace and much love...

fyi (2.00 / 2) (#9)
by Synapse on Fri Nov 30th, 2001 at 08:21:59 AM PST
there's 995 words, so uh... fuck off.

oh yeah (2.00 / 2) (#10)
by Synapse on Fri Nov 30th, 2001 at 08:25:17 AM PST
and there's absolutely no ranting involved, and some people do have interests that exist outside the computer realm and the mundanity of the ongoing war between linux (LIE-nucks) and windows users. You don't like my diary, don't read it.

Oh, and fuck off.

I'm new too--so what? (none / 0) (#17)
by gordian knot on Fri Nov 30th, 2001 at 02:20:14 PM PST
I have a strange effect on small retail establishments, alternative periodicals, and web sites. This continued with my registration at K5. (I'd never heard of Adequacy at that point, so save the wet noodles for someone else, please) The day after I signed on, the site disappeared. Maybe that makes me an Adequacy hero.

Anyway--I suggest that synapse take a look at and They might be more appropriate venues for him.


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