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i find it kind of funny, i find it kind of sad, the dreams in which i'm dying are the best i've ever had

by mg at 05:22 PM on March 17, 2003

In case you haven't noticed, the sites been real slow today. This problem is most evident with the comments, which have been all kinds of funky. If you submit a comment and get an error, don't hit back and try resubmitting the comment, because your comment was submitted. The error occured somewhere later along the line screwed things up. It's a CGI thing (hackers?). I'm looking into what is causing these errors now.

In news completly unrelated to the comment problems, but comment related in general, you can now subscribe to comments on individual entries. Which means if you want to be notified when comments are added within a particular discussion, you'll get an email everytime a new comment is added. This may or may not be a good idea, let me know what you think about it and whether it's working okay.

In completely unrelated to anything news, today is (m)Anna's birthday. Last week was Eviltom's Birthday. My birthday is a month away. If you buy me something now, you can make sure it gets to me in plenty of time.

There was something else, but its slipped my mind.

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Dude, that happens to me all the time. I get gateway timout messages and messages that say Compuserve is routing me to another site. And I don't even have Compuserve. It happens on MT too, hence the double-posts.

by Anna at March 17, 2003 5:31 PM

I feel like you are subtly trying to tell us something towards the end of the post, but for the life of me I cannot figure out what it is. :p

by Lucy at March 17, 2003 6:26 PM

Of course we'll buy you gifts, MG. BUT YOU HAVE TO POST YOUR EXACT HOME ADDRESS... I just noticed that there have been TWO major motion picture comedys involving either Hindu-American families or Muslim-American families. Or Middle-easternish flavors other than Israeli... I don't like Lamb Vindaloo. It has that curry-metallic-twang too it like licking 9 volt batteries.

by LOCKHEED at March 17, 2003 6:57 PM

Actually, I HAD noticed... but thanks for insulting my intelligence anyway.

by Eviltom at March 17, 2003 8:47 PM

Eviltom: I'll stop talking to you like an idiot when you stop acting like one.

Lockheed: My home address, errr, uhm, ahhh, hrrm. I would love to give it to you, but thats the wonderful thing about Amazon wishlists, they'll send it to my house and you never need to know my address.

by mg at March 17, 2003 11:51 PM

Ahh, On Writing Well is an AWEsome book. It had a major effect on improving my writing. And I've had jobs where I've written for publication, so in my newbie-professional opinion, that's a great choice.

I don't know if there are Waldenbooks in NYC, but last year's AP Stylebook is now remaindered there and goes for 3 or 4 bucks. Borders might also have remaindered stock, since they are the same company.

Alan Watts... I don't know anyone else that knows of him. Very cool. I have The Book... read some... it didn't disappoint.

Also, did you know that it's Student Appreciation Days at Borders/Waldenbooks the 18th and the 19th? 20% off with student i.d. I'm-a goin' tomorrow.

by jean at March 18, 2003 2:48 AM

Man, I love that song. It is so...melancholy. Are you feeling melancholy MG?

by sydney at March 18, 2003 8:50 AM

Yes. Melancholy would go a long way in describing how I'm feeling.

by mg at March 18, 2003 9:05 AM

Wait, you DON'T think it's a great idea to give Lockheed your address?? Because I think it's a really, really great idea. Everyone's doing it. (everyone=you)

Why are you melancholy?

by Linz at March 18, 2003 9:17 AM

Linz: Have you read the news today? Oh boy.

Jean: I have an earlier edition of the Zinsser book, which I highly encourage everyone to pick up. Even though it's more about NF writing, it helped me. Just imagine how convoluted my constructions used to be before I read it.

Also, I think most of the Waldens in NYC have closed down. Sort of hard to compete when there are ten Barnes and Nobles in a one mile radius around my school.

Syd: Just for clarification, it was the Gary Jules version from Donnie Darko that was running through my head.

by mg at March 18, 2003 9:39 AM

Oh, duh. Leave it to me to think it's something so microcosmic.

Yeah, I heard on NPR.

by Linz at March 18, 2003 1:18 PM

Nothing about me is microcosmic. If you know what I mean.

by mg at March 18, 2003 1:23 PM

No. We don't know what you mean. I thought that had already been established.

by Lucy at March 18, 2003 1:48 PM

... least of all, your imagination...

by Eviltom at March 18, 2003 1:50 PM

Happy Birthday to Anna (you will always be Anna to me), Happy Birthday to Eviltom (it is strange to see "Happy" and "Eviltom" in the post), and Happy Birthday (early so I wont forget) to our Blog Benefactor, MG. May you find all you seek and experience all the joys of snoodling.

by Joseph at March 18, 2003 3:51 PM

Happy belated birthday Evil One. I already Happied you Anna on another post but HAPPY BIRTHDAY again!!!. MG, what day in April? Mine is on the 21st. Damn! I'm getting old :(

by Ezy at March 18, 2003 4:15 PM

Thanx for all the happy b-day wishes everyone. As it turned out, it was. There was some....strife here but it all worked out ok. I hope.

by Anna at March 18, 2003 8:52 PM

Hey! Thanks for the well-wishes, all! It really means a lot to me, seeing as my very own parents and my siblings didnt bother to call, or even email. We've had a rough go at it, me and my family. It's really too bad. Ever since Michael went out on his own, it hasnt been the same. We used to be a group and it used to be great. Now look at us... Michael turned white and wears a stick-on nose. Latoya was in Playboy and her spread is rumored to have turned 146 men gay. Boo hoo to me! Boo hoo hoo!

by Eviltom at March 18, 2003 11:12 PM

Keep the faith little Evil camper, it will all be okay.

by Joseph at March 19, 2003 9:17 AM

linz's bday is april 23rd.

by shannon at March 19, 2003 10:17 AM

= )

by Linz at March 19, 2003 2:08 PM

= )

by Linz at March 19, 2003 2:08 PM

Linz, a fellow Taurean! No wonder I dig your outlook.

Anna, hope your strife stays away.

by Ezy at March 19, 2003 3:13 PM

One day I'll calm down enough to post about it. Damn vampire stepdaughter. D'oh!

by Anna at March 19, 2003 6:19 PM

happy birthdays, to everyone!!! i've been out of town the past week and a half, first on business and then on pleasure, up to oregon to celebrate my 26th w/ the fam (my bday was the 22nd.) and to commemorate the occasion, i had to update my hair style a bit...i'm so totally punk rawk.

by JC at March 25, 2003 12:19 PM

I was looking for the "we hate Jack" site, I'm sure, absolutely positive, there has to be a collective but sp unyway this came up on my search.

by Jack at July 12, 2003 5:48 AM

The title of this page, what is the name of that song, and who does it? I've been trying to find it since I heard it in 'Donnie Darko'

by Michael at September 19, 2003 10:06 PM

Donnie Darko is awesome! (I'm assuming that's where you got the title from your post from... Tears for Fears rocks!

The song is called Mad World.

by Ellen at January 28, 2004 2:42 PM

6/2/05 I was trying to find the name of the song "Mad World", and finally found it on this site, from a pstg by Ellen, 1/28/04. Thanks so much for naming it. I love the song. I heard it on an episode of "Judging Amy", and it fit so very well. Don't we all feel like this a lot?

by maggie at June 3, 2005 2:55 PM

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