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Saturday, June 08, 2002 :::
Something interesting came up while we were leaving the Senior Men and Women picnic today...

Eric: What is that!?
James: What?
Eric: That red car... see it?
James: Oh. Hmm...
*Pull up next to it*
James: Is that a Viper?
Eric: It is, whoa! It's the new Viper!

So yeah. We saw the new Viper GTS today. It's a pretty sweet-looking car! And I think it might have ABS too, making it the best Viper to date!

::: posted by Septiman at 4:58:00 PM

Friday, June 07, 2002 :::
Uhm... maybe later...

::: posted by Septiman at 11:30:00 PM

Thursday, June 06, 2002 :::
As promised, this post here shall be about me.

Let's begin with some funny things to happen to be recently. I won't use anyone's names because I don't want to embarass anyone. Here we go!

EVENT 0001

So I'm at the gym, working out. It's pretty hot. I lift up the bottom portion of my shirt, accidentally exposing part of my gray boxers. Oops. I put my shirt down. The funny thing was that, my friend, upon seeing my gray underwear, lifts part of her shirt and pull down her pants a little bit, exposing her gray underwear, before proclaiming that "we have matching underwear." Sure lifted my mood! Heh heh.

EVENT 0002

I want a Prom picture from my friend, so I ask him to give me one; he says he has no more. Then he kind of hugs me—jokingly, I hope... for quite a while. So, as a joke, I say, "How can you do this to me, [name withheld]?" He leans over and whispers into my ear, "Because I'd rather rape you in the ass." Uh... huh...

I'm pretty sure he was just messing around, but whoa!


Okay then. Back to me now. What can I say? I can't believe I forgot that June 5th was Stacey's birthday! If you're reading this, Stacey, I apologize again. I'm sorry! As for how my life is faring today, I'm not sure. Weird things are happening. Graduation is coming. I can't wait to get out of here.

Sorry. I had a lot to say, but now I don't remember what I was going to type because I'm pissed off. I'll update later.

::: posted by Septiman at 12:15:00 AM

Wednesday, June 05, 2002 :::
Time for another update! Hmm...

Let's start on a happy note for a change. It seems that Disney is interested in making aKingdom Hearts animation. They aren't yet saying whether it's going to be a movie or a series, but let's hope for a movie! For more info, check out this article from

On a predictable note, we can see that Microsoft's Xbox console is on the verge of failure. Why do I say this? Well, recent trends have shown Xbox's sales to be sub-par in both the Japan and European markets, where it was outsold by Dreamcast in Japan. In order to grab some attention in Europe, Microsoft aired a controversial ad where a baby is launched from his mother's womb, aged rapidly, then slammed into his grave, where the ad reminds viewers that "Life is short. Play more." Not a smart move. The ITC, which regulates television broadcast content in Europe, pulled the ad after 137 viewers complained that the ad was "offensive" and "insensitive."

As if things weren't going poorly enough for Xbox, and MIT graduate student found yesterday that Xbox has a huge, gaping security hole with which hackers can take advantage of the console's boot apparatus to either steal or destroy your Xbox (or make it better by installing Linux). If you have a lot of time to spare, you might want to read this paper written by the student on his findings. "So far, Microsoft has not responded to or commented on the paper," reports

As for stuff about me today, read my next post, which should be up shortly.

::: posted by Septiman at 11:43:00 PM

Tuesday, June 04, 2002 :::
Well, it seems that another day has passed... and nothing seems to have changed. Is that right? No. Everything has changed. Today was a peculiar day because it is the fourth of the month—a day which used to have significant meaning to me... or so I said. The truth is that the fourth of June, 2002, is a very significant day. Why? Let me tell you...

For various reasons, I've been reflecting on the last eleven months... all the way back to the last Independence Day: the day that changed all our lives. Boy, is the world a different place now. It's grown darker and more dangerous. The events that have transpired since then may very well bring about the end of humanity, but this is of little concern to us; it's trivial because it does not directly affect us. Yes, that's cynical. So? It's not what I'm here to talk about!

I believe that every Fourth of July is a critical point in time for me. In 1776, we as a nation gained independence. In 1985, I saw my first July Fourth. Subsequent years have also brought about much change. In the early 90s, we would gather as a family and barbeque. In 1996, I spent the Fourth away from home for the first time. I was away again in 1997, and in 1998, I enjoyed my last Fourth before beginning high school. In 1999 I caught the Armageddon craze and felt at times like the world would end; it didn't. 2000 was the first of a new millennium. It is 2001, however, that is most vivid in my memory as a turning point in my life.

I remember it almost perfectly. The plan was to spend the morning with friends, the afternoon with closer friends, and the night with more friends, watching fireworks; it never happened that way. We spent the morning fighting for a parking space at Chantry. At noon, we got into a car accident. The afternoon was spent with everyone, sans my two best friends (one was not present while the other was physically there, but emotionally somewhere else, thanks to the car accident mentioned earlier), instead of the select few from my original plan. At night we got lost going to the wrong park to see fireworks. We couldn't find parking, so I basically had to drive around and watch the display through my windows. Then we went to go set off some of our own fireworks. At 11:26 PM, GMT-0800, my life was changed forever.

Since that fateful day, we've all seemed to have grown up. James was the first to have his heart crushed. I guess I'm second. And in a month from today, we'll be upon the next turning point—the last one we'll be all together for. Let's make it good!

Today, like yesterday, like tomorrow, is damn significant! But, for various reasons (if you know me well enough, you should know what I'm talking about), I still feel crappy. Oh well. Tomorrow will be another day. In time, all will be over. But, until then... the, uh... balcony is closed... or something. Bye!

::: posted by Septiman at 11:25:00 PM

The 4th of the month conjures up memories—memories of a better time...

Sadly, I still remember everything...

::: posted by Septiman at 1:28:00 AM

SmarterChild: Nice to see you again, Cool4freeReturns. What would you like to do?
Cool4freeReturns: take a shower, I think
SmarterChild: Take a shower you think? I don't think so.
Cool4freeReturns: why not?
SmarterChild: Why not?
Cool4freeReturns: ...

Apparently, he's not that much smarter...

::: posted by Septiman at 1:07:00 AM

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