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yo [Feb. 14th, 2011|08:36 pm]
dynagrip
Happy Valentine's day, live journal wasteland
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Ultimately disappointing [Mar. 28th, 2007|02:04 pm]
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So I played Ultimate Frisbee last night. Apparently all of the fast and very athletic kids do not play in winter, they only show up in the spring to thoroughly embarrass me out on the field.

Hustle can only make up so much ground and I was outclassed in every area by about 10-12 of the players from a field of 18 or so.

Speed - Oh my god were they so much faster. I'd bet money that some of the dudes could run backwards faster than I can run all out. So painful.

Agility - Oh shit, the guy I'm covering made a cut, where the fuck is he. Oh no, he's in the endzone they're throwing to him. Fuck.

Hands - I got it, I got it, I got it, fuck it went right through my flipper like hands and now I have to avoid eye contact with my teammates because I cost us a score.

Endurance - What the fuck, elliptical machines? I spend all that time on you and I'm huffing and puffing like crazy out here.

Field IQ - Maybe if I just run around glancing in various directions no one will catch on that I have no fucking clue as to what I'm doing.

There was a girl there that was really damn good. She barely came off the field and she was fast as hell. I do not see many high quality female athletes just out and about. I am so glad we didn't pick teams, because she would have been picked well before me and my tender male ego would have been quite bruised.

I think maybe in spite of my love of the game that I'm just not suited for it. I am not a giant tub of lard by any means, but Ultimate attracts human gazelles, and I need a sport where I'm allowed to use my physical gifts to counter theirs, namely mass and innate savagery.

I'm going to try again next week, maybe on Thursday. Hopefully the fast fuckers only show up on Tuesdays.
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To the Ladies that I've spent time with... [Feb. 14th, 2007|04:24 pm]
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[Current Location |Bath Tub]
[status |Laidback]
[music |Fiona Apple - Tidal]

Thank you. I know it probably wasn't all magical or perfect for you. It certainly wasn't for me. But many lessons were learned. However, I do not think any damage that may have resulted was irreversible.

Have a good Valentine's Day.
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The Happy Photos from Today [Jan. 28th, 2007|08:18 pm]
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Pictures from the place where I did as much growing up as I'm ever planning on doing...

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Flashback Myspace Blog Attack ep. Nigerian Scammer [Dec. 23rd, 2006|01:37 am]
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[status |nostalgicnostalgic]

Well, I don't normally post chatlogs, then again, I don't normally chat with Nigerian scammers.

<47123186>: hey
me: hello
<47123186>: hello
me: uh, you messaged me and stuff
<47123186>: hello
<47123186>: so what is ur name
me: fred
<47123186>: am jenny
me: ok
me: nigeria eh?
<47123186>: so what do u do for leaving?
me: unemployed
<47123186>: ok
me: it pays the bills
<47123186>: what?
me: being unemployed. it pays the bills. there are lots of ways to make money off of unemployment
<47123186>: ok
<47123186>: i need someone that can send my flight ticket fe to usa
me: have you tried velocity.com? they have excellent prices on tickets
me: maybe it's travelocity.com there's also expedia.com
me: your pictures look like some random model
me: russian even
<47123186>: for what
<47123186>: well am not from russian am from ny
me: what? travelocity.com has tickets and stuff
me: ny? new york?
<47123186>: yes
me: your profile says nigeria
<47123186>: yes am in nigeria for business
me: your business didn't pay for your airfare? they really suck
<47123186>: i got scammed
me: how so? how can i help?
<47123186>: if u want to assist me u can send me some money to get my ticket
<47123186>: or u book tick for me online
me: but i barely know you!
<47123186>: well i can come to u and spend weekend if u assist me
me: that sounds like prostitution, i'm not sure that's right
<47123186>: its to know me and to be sure that u assist someone
me: oh, when you put it like that it sounds ok
<47123186>: its for urs to know better
me: how'd someone get money to you for your ticket?
<47123186>: u can send it via western union money transfer
me: that's pretty convenient. how much is it?
<47123186>: BUT I HAVE 800USD
me: how about i buy the ticket and mail it to you?
me: that seems more reliable. i've heard bad things about nigerian airlines
<47123186>: REMAIN 4OO
<47123186>: WELL AM NOT GOING THROUGH NIGERIA AIRWAY
me: what airlines do you prefer?
<47123186>: OR BRITISH AIRWAY
me: ok, i'll buy your british airway ticket from their site
me: where do i mail it to?
<47123186>: BUT IF U WANT TO SEND THE MONEY ALSO I WILL WISH TO RECEIVED IT TOMOROW
me: i don't do business with western union for personal reasons.
<47123186>: WHY?
me: they fired my dad. granted, he shouldn't have been drinking on the job, but still
<47123186>: WELL CAN U TRY MONEY GRAM THEN
me: he worked there before
me: same story
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A PBF Update [Sep. 23rd, 2006|01:18 pm]
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Puppy Love [Oct. 10th, 2005|09:59 am]
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[music |Postal Service]

About a week ago I was accosted by a random lady as I was walking Gus. She was having trouble getting her point across, but I could tell that she wanted to know if Gus was still "intact", which could only mean that she was interested in him from a breeding standpoint.

She called on Friday and on Saturday I brought Gus over to her house. She, her husband, and a friend sat around drinking wine as Gus gave their dog some loving. I tried to avert my eyes to give them some privacy.

I think Gus should have spent more time with their dog. An hour's time and two uh, sessions, doesn't seem like the best way to maximize your chances of a successful breeding, but whatever.

I've got a check for a $100 bucks in my wallet now, and if the dog has viable puppies, I should get a $100 more. Of course, that doesn't even cover my medical costs from having the fuck bitten out of my dog.

Maybe I should have mentioned Gus's temperment quirks to them, but I don't think they would have cared. Hell, it's not like I was trying to keep it a secret. I was wearing short sleeves and all that, the scars from the incident are really apparent.

Sadly, there are no pictures of the magical moment between Gus and Bella.
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Behold! [Aug. 22nd, 2005|06:56 pm]
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Lacking Direction [Aug. 22nd, 2005|08:47 am]
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[status |not too bad]
[music |Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About]

Beth and I got off our asses and went hiking this weekend. It was about a 2.4 mile hike total, 1.2 miles each way with a muddy swimming area at the end of the hike. I didn't expect much from the swimming area, but I was hoping that the visibility would exceed somewhat past my arms. It did not. The exercise was good though and the trail was very easy.

I brought my camera, but I didn't really get a chance to take many pictures, except for one, which I shall post later. Beth and I spotted a wasp dragging off a spider twice its size at the park's visitor center. It was pretty weird. I don't know if the spider was comatose or dead. For its sake, I hope it was dead, because otherwise it's going to become a sacrificial womb to a wasp larva.

Oh, we also saw The Never Ending Story at midnight Friday. It was so very gay, but still enjoyable. I like how one of Sebastian's wishes is for petty revenge. Hurray for revenge! The special effects were still pretty good. You can get a lot done with puppets and pretty backdrops. I was impressed that I recognized the snail rider guy as the Oompa Loompa from the new Willy Wonka.

Mikey's dive trip was this weekend. He didn't drown. Yay, I guess. I pretty much don't talk to him any more and I haven't hung out with him in weeks. I don't see the point. Now I mainly aim for being civil towards him at family gatherings, and that's more for my parents' sake than anything else. My dad's birthday barbecue thing got cancelled because of this bullshit, then once Michael felt that he had completed an armistice with me, he promptly got into it with our dad. Man, he's such a prick. Well, we all are, but Michael is the worst kind of prick of all, a yuppie!

Yes, it's true, my little brother is a yuppie through and through. I guess as long as he's happy with shallow things, then it shouldn't concern me too much. Michael has never been one for deep thoughts or introspection.


So, I bought God of War this weekend for the PS2. I had to perform a minor operation on my PS2 to get it to read the disc, which was less of a hassle than I had feared it would be. It's a pretty fun game, very brutal, sometimes gratuitiously so. It's not as awesome as I would have hoped, but it'll keep me entertained for a while. The fighting feels kind of weird, like not very meaty. It almost feels like I'm just mashing buttons more than anything else. And although some of the moves look pretty cool, they just don't feel very solid. The game's also "floatier" than I would have expected. Well, I guess I'll play it through once or twice completely before I form any solid conclusions.

I've started playing random pickup games of Starcraft on Battlenet. So far I've won two games and lost three. I'm going to stick with 1v1s for the most part because random allies are horribly unreliable. They quit out at the first sign of trouble. I can't believe Big Game Hunters is still around. Stupid fucking money maps negate what little strategy the game might have. There are now all sorts of maps and game types that I have no desire to explore. Classics such as StaR WARRS CloNE W4rz. Or the fan favorite, 3v3 FASTAST MAP EVAR MICRO Zerg NR20!!! The exclamation points are required when creating a game on bnet.

There is no way in hell I'm going to play a custom, non-Blizzard approved map. I did that once in Red Alert, never again. It is very disheartening to lose because you're playing on a horribly hacked and unbalanced map, say, one that stacks invisible barrels of high explosives all throughout your base, and even better, your base is riddled with subterranean tunnels for your enemies subs to traverse and ignite the aforementioned barrels. That one was actually pretty funny. Apparently Red Alert maps were incredibly easy to hack with a hex editor. He even gave me a link and stuff, which I never used. It's the cheaters that don't admit that they're cheating that get are infuriating.

Man, I remember playing Command and Conquer on Kali freshman year in college. There was the silo exploit, which I did exploit from time to time. There was also the bullshit disconnect, which I'm sad to say, I did a couple of times as well. Since then I've managed to avoid being a douche in game, but I must admit that my past isn't pristine.

Hmmm, I wonder if I should hide this entire post behind an LJ-cut. Anyway...
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Curiouser and curiouser [Aug. 15th, 2005|08:54 am]
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[music |Ugly Cassanova]

Apparently Gus doesn't growl at everyone past midnight, just me. He's fine with Beth approaches him. I'm not sure what the deal with that is. It might be because most of our tussles have occurred late at night. This still strikes me as odd though, it's not like that little bastard isn't the one that started them.

Maybe he likes Beth better now, I don't know. I mean sure, I feed him, walk him, play with him, shower him with attention, but what have I done for him lately.

That furry little Judas.

It's annoying to have to worry about this shit so much. It's like I've got a fucking teenager in the house. Now when he growls at me I try to soothe and placate him, when my instinct is to body slam him into submission. I mean, Christ, Gus is less than a third my size. I tower of him. What the hell is he thinking when he starts shit with me? I guess odds are he's a bit afraid of me late at night, and that's why he doesn't growl at Beth, because he doesn't find her threatening.

My beard is pretty much back. It's not at full strength, but it will do for now. May we never part again. I actually took a picture every day of it, but I think that effort will end in deletion. I'll see how it looks once I put them into some sort of slideshow.

whoosh!
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