P. H. Cordner

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Grocery store adventure!

In Nonsense on February 26, 2009 at 23:38

I got a little money from the government burglars a week ago, and I didn’t even know it. With my newfound funds Shauvon and I headed to the local Marsh. Oh if only it were that easy. Two Sundays ago, I went driving somewhere, and I left my headlights on. This killed my battery, and I found that out last night when we tried to drive to the Local Mountain to do a Monkey show. Tim gave me a jump later that night, and all was fine. Or so I thought. The car wouldn’t start to get us to Marsh. First we tried to push-start it, that didn’t work, so I called Mary, who lives across the way. She didn’t answer, so I called Maegan, who was there. She provided the beefy v6 of a Toyota Solara and its normal battery terminals, uncoated by anything nonconducting. We got it started and went on  our way.

We went to the grocery store, bought some stuff, whatever. I went to the booze section, and in anticipation of several causes celebre ( Tom’s 21st, Joe’s acceptance into pharmacy, Tim’s last free weekend in forever), stocked up on some distilled spirits. (including a bottle of Bombay Sapphire on sale for $20!) So we’re checking out and this older couple is looking very disapprovingly at my purchase of three bottles of liquor. What are old people doing at the grocery store at 9:30 PM anyway? Shouldn’t you have gone to bed 3 hours ago?

We get to the parking lot, and I am confident that our jaunt across town has charged up the battery enough to start us up again. It didn’t. So we got out, and attempted a push start. We weren’t about to ask those judgmental septuagenarians for a jump. Shauvon struggled at first in the rainslicked parkinglot, but he got Big Mama rolling, I dropped the clutch in, and BRWOOWOWOOOOOOOOOM it started! I did a victory half-circle and picked up Shauvon. All of this was in visual range of the senior citizens we so offended with my lush purchases.

Cool Car Spotting

In Nonsense on February 26, 2009 at 19:16

West Lafayette isn’t exactly the place you’d expect to find crucial wheels rolling about, and for the most part you’d be right. It’s mostly big-ass pickups with loud exhausts putting the hammer down for 400 feet until the next stoplight. However, in my time I’ve seen some very crucial specimens parked around. There’s always a cream Mercedes sedan from the 70’s parked across the street from my apartment building, and I once saw a Citroen XM in the parking lot in front of Parthenon.

Today there was a silver Alfa Romeo 164 parked on Northwestern outside of Khana Khazana. It was an automatic, which kinda bumps it down a bit, but not that much because it’s an effing Alfa. Of all the days I picked to not have my phone on me, I picked today, otherwise I would have snapped that mofo up and down, and showed you guys how sweet it was. All the badges and stuff were in place, and seeing a Pinninfarina badge in person is always sweet. There was a bunch of shit all over the seats, books, a cd player, headphones, and the like, so this car was a daily driver by some super-cool person. Anyway, it was sweet, and next time I see a cool car in town hopefully I’ll get some snaps of it.

Back on track!

In Nonsense on February 26, 2009 at 17:11

Diane Rehm (drshow.org) had a show on today about the problems of Mexican drug cartels being all crazy and murderous. They had on a guy who used to be the Drug Czar, and he was all like marijuana is dangerous! He proceeded to mention that the cartels get also get money from cocaine, heroin, and amphetamines. I wanted to call in and ask if the violence is affecting the supply of ludes in the US, because if it is they need to cut it out. I would have told that drug czar that ludes are perfectly safe, because the cartels don’t traffic in them. Also they don’t make you go crazy or anything like LDS. Ludes just make you want to go to bed! You’d have no time or energy to cut off anyone’s head and put it in a gas station ice freezer!

Me at the mac os x terminal

In Nonsense on February 26, 2009 at 14:46

Welcome to Darwin!

dhcp18-157-fixed:~ jeschust$ sudo ordermeamanagersspecialfrommadmushroom


jeschust is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.

dhcp18-157-fixed:~ jeschust$

Hello Chopter!

In Nonsense on February 25, 2009 at 13:02

A bit of history: Over C. break, Shauvon bought a R/C Helochopter from Fry’s electronics. It’s a Syma Double Horse 9081. It’s pretty sweet. For like two weeks at the start of the semester we played with it all the time.  Then I crashed it into some shelves and one of its rotors broke. So I went to the internets to find replacements. Apparently this is a very popular, and fragile helochopter, because the replacement rotors were always out of stock. Well last Sunday, I found some in stock and ordered them. They just arrived (co Fankboner Industries). Now I have to charge up the helochopter and BAM! Helochopter takes to the skies!