Stavos party for his accomplishment exceeded all expectations. The promised karting event, complete with pink frosting cake was just the beginning as three
Sonicvirgins were deflowered shortly thereafter. The senator then commanded a visit to the local metropark beach, with only Whineyho able to escape his bidding. A dip in the ocean and a space shuttle ride was enough to convince parents to keep their children a safe distance from our group. Some disorganized putt putt and this abomination completed our visit to the metropark. After surviving 4 separate incidents of driver insanity it was back to the house for piano shenanigans and a viewing of Tron. A higher level of entertainment was soon required and met by The Hangover which properly ended the evening in laughter seizures.
My trash was confirmed as valuable today @ 10:30, when someone in a mini-van took the time to remove a cardboard box to retrieve what could only be my broken mosquito trap. It's not something you could see driving casually by, so I'm either under surveillance or the trash pickers are getting more thorough. My next step is printing copies of the socialist manifesto and adding them to my trash, then waiting to see if I'm firebombed or approached to join the movement.
The secret socialist propaganda machine that is Farm Town gains momentum each day. More and more people are signing up to be reprogrammed by a game that encourages you to hire and be hired, with both parties receiving money, and a government handout of 200 coins when you go broke. It's helping to shift society into a paradigm that socialism is the acceptable norm. No longer do you need skills to succeed, just excessive amounts of time to click a mouse. What's so disturbing about this aside from the secret kill screen that activates Farm Town participants into a socialist army that blindly follows orders? Animal cannibalism! That's right, this cow is eating a steak off the grille! Who's to blame for this affront to all that is decent? Senator Kelley of course!
While checking my webcam from work today, I was shocked to discover all color had faded from my neighborhood. My immediate thought was the Morlock's recent move back into the neighborhood, but his smokestacks and machinery don't usually affect the visual spectrum; and as far as I can tell chromatics and cannibalism don't share any common technology. That leaves a Pleasantville event, or a stuck night mode on the camera. Without further investigation I can't make a call either way.
Stavos dropped off my copy of My Horse & Me 2 tonight and whipped up a fabulous rendition of the handoff caught on the webcam. My reunion was bittersweet, however, as the eBay auction for it ended at almost that exact same instant. Growing old with My Horse & Me 2 was not to be, but I'll never forget the 810 achievement points it gave me for a once in a lifetime experience.
I had forgotten our scheduled work trip to Comerica Park for the Tigers vs. Marlins game today, so it was a nice surprise to discover myself
eating free food in the company suite. Unlike most events where I show my ticket and am turned away, the suite ticket brightened the face of every usher and opened every door. I considered demanding a dance from each of them, but decided not to push it, instead enjoying my
temporary royalty status. After stuffing my face with food, drinking excessive amounts of Pepsi, and devouring a pound of chocolate cake, my sugar high slowly wore off and I actually watched a few innings of the game.
Thanks to a certain west coast Canadian, I recently received a Google Voice invite. So far it looks to be invite only, so you may have to wait to get your own. It's already proving useful since I get zero reception on my mobile phone at work, so the "ring multiple phones at once" option means I don't have to run to the window in hopes of enough signal to avoid dropping the call. I also have a well organized SMS inbox, ring schedules, call screening and forwarding,
custom voicemail, and a whole host of other things. If you get a text message from me with the new number, you'll know I love you. If not, you can click the banner to the right. It's probably a stupid idea to put a phone connect on my blog, but the fact that I can shut it down at any time gives me a warm, reassuring feeling. Plus I'm curious how long it will take for spambots to figure out how to call it.
Sonic Commerce is now open, and the line at 10:45am was non existent. As it got closer to lunch, one started forming in the parking lot behind it, and by 11:15 there were 4 cars in each line. Consequently you can only enter from Haggerty road, as the Pontiac Trail entrance is closed during the opening rush. I plan to return tonight to see what the evening wait will be.