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Mark Atwood
Survivied the wind. Games night, and a rant about bigots. Things today.
We weathered the Windstorm of 2006 pretty well at the AlohaHaus. The power never even flickered, games night went off well, and the hot tub may have reached a new high in usage. (Let me think... nine people).

We had a couple of people stay the overnight, because their places were cold and dark.

Oh, and just for general throw-it-out-there, you are otherwise an apparently a nice guy and all, not naming names or anything (I've lived in Seattle for 80 months now, I'm getting some skill at Seattle-style passive-aggressiveness), when people trying to be mellow and social and relax, constanting emitting, amplifying, and reflecting bigotted and infantile "redneck jokes" and "Southerner jokes", "The Chimp", "The Rethuglicans ...", "We should get out of Iraq, just like we got out of Vietnam", "Let them do what they want to each other, it's none of our business.", etc etc etc, don't be so damn taken aback when someone disagrees with you. I'm fucking sick and tired of biting my tongue and trying to ignore the smug echo chambers when they get going in this "progressive" funhouse of a city, but this is MY HOUSE, and I will not sit and silently swallow it while sitting in my own house.

I started getting really damn annoyed at litany of bigotry against "southern rednecks". Stuff that if the simple subsitutions were done to turn them into jokes about "Niggers" and "Hebs", would get the speaker shunned with freezing contempt, but for some reason it's okay to snoot down at people with southern accents from rural areas. And the more "progessive" the crowd is, the more "funny" they are...

The front entrywas to the house got sealed up with plastic tarps this morning, and the workmen went to work. Apparently after Brian informed the bossguy that his company was on probation, and if this two week job sputtered and stalled the way the "two month job" (that took nearly a year) of creating his master suite did, another building company was going to finish the work, get the money, and get the rest of the business doing the house.

This afternoon was the BiNet Coffee Social. There were just two people there, and one of them was me. A bit of a bust. Not a huge surprise tho, this close to the holidays. Most people had better things to do. I worked hard to ignore the echo chamber happily talking to itself a few tables away (see paragraphs above).

I did a spot of shopping, getting envelopes for the holiday cards. On the cheap closeout discount table was a new HP DJ 3915 for $20. This is right after I picked up a used HP DJ 932C from RePC for $25, and that one didn't even have any ink carts in it.

This evening was a bit of gaming, and a DVD. We prepped the hot tub, but never used it... Hmm, I could still use it...

Current Location: AlohaHaus, Seattle, Washington

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wendolen From: wendolen Date: December 17th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
This afternoon was the BiNet Coffee Social. There were just two people there, and one of them was me. A bit of a bust.

Well, what do you expect when you don't announce it on binetseattle? Silly Mark!
mauser From: mauser Date: December 17th, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oi, reminds me of the last time I was in San Francisco, and was eating with Mark in a restaurant while a gang of 20-something-know-nothings was going on about what a GENIUS Michael Moore was with Farenheight 9/11 (or was it Bowling for Columbine? I forget which pack of lies it was in 2004).

Or one time I was at the Wet Spot and found myself turned into the conversational Piñata for not echoing the party line of the Teacher's Union (Later I got thanked by another closeted conservative for standing up to them).

Isn't it funny, the way they con contradict themselves? One minute it's "Horrible casualties among Iraqi Civilians, Bush should be up for war Crimes" and the next it's "Let them do what they want to each other, it's none of our business." Amazing their heads don't explode from the cognative dissonance..
intrepid_reason From: intrepid_reason Date: December 18th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I likes me some southern drawls...and origin does not make the idiot, they grow everywhere. Mmmmm hot tubby goodness...
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