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25 January 1999

7:29 PM: Brrr. It's freezing in here. And no, of course that couldn't possibly be related to only getting 2 hours of sleep today/last-night/thing.

The air conditioning has gotten at least a bit more logical, though, I must say. It's warm during the day and cold at night. So now we're on the right planet, and we just have to move closer to the equator. It's a step. The main thing I regret about The Big Thermostat Lockdown is that now the damn system is always on, cold or not cold. White noise messes with your mind, man.

So I'm sitting here, trying to look up some details on the X-Files sorta-marathon that FX is having this week. (Dumb website has crashed Netscape three times now.) And I see that they have this little motto under their logo at the bottom of all the pages:

please watch responsibly

Now what in God's Great Mall can that possibly mean? Don't watch TV and drive? Don't hide a Sony Watchman under your underwear, which you watch out in the garage while you pretend to be sorting through your bolt jar? Don't lie to your parents about ditching school to watch TV with older boys?

Or, maybe, it just means, "If you videotape these shows and distribute them to your friends, we'll hunt you down and kill you." Sentiments to that effect.

Dilbert is on now but I can't watch it because it's more important for my cow orker to listen to Tuva throat-clearing music in the TV room. Which is not only annoying for that reason, but the throat-clearing music is coming through the wall into my ears as well. Oh, the agony.

Speaking of reading, yes I was, many the hour, thanks. This weekend, let's see...

That plus watching 5 new-to-me episodes of Buffy pretty much took care of that weekend.

Now what?

Willfully blind self-indulgent nebbish or amusingly quirky old coot? And how bout that local sports team? Discuss among yourselves.

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