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3:57am – I woke up to embrace the world. Stumbled out of bed to go hop in the shower. I noticed it was a cold morning. I think why did I leave the fan on all night. Brrrr.

4:01am – Get in the shower and do the normal shower things. I feel the face a little scruffy from the Friday shave. I can deal its Monday nothing super important planned.

4:18am – Walk from shower into bedroom. Fuck its 4:19am need to get out the door. Throw on pair of Jeans. Old Navy rocks. T-Shirt and something else I got at Old Navy. Stumble out and walk to the car.

4:27am – Get to the car. Had to sync the iPod before leaving. Drive down to the park and ride. Car started up amazing after the new battery. Not getting check engine light anymore. Reminder: Oil Change

4:35am – Walk to the Bus Stop. Observe that I am the first one there. Sense of oddness comes about. I am never first one there. Ahh crazy electricity guy walks up. Asks me if I am in charge of the world yet. I saw it’s Only Monday time will tell.

4:50am – Board the Bus. Find a Seat. Fall Asleep

5:15am – Walk off the Bus. Hear someone say “Hey Tristan” Look Backwards and notice that it’s a guy I used to work with at the grocery store forever ago. So walking down to the boat and doing that usual catch up haven’t seen you in a long time banter and then he goes and has a smoke I walk down to the boat.

5:19am – Bill walks up sits down and we catch up talk about how life is great and so forth and his daughters and how he is getting married. (I really need to work on saying congrats to people)

5:45am – Get up walk over to the restroom. Comb the Hair, Do the Pit Stick and jam the ear buds in the ear.

5:54am – Go sit next to the doors on the ferry. Observe a girl that I think I kind of knew. Walk up introduce myself and find that we didn’t really go to High School Together and that she was to busy standing up to continue the conversation.

5:55am – Get off the Ferry and Start the 2.1mile walk to work.

6:10am – Walking along the waterfront and two old women speed walkers come up to me and say “Good Morning” I mute the iPod and they ask me what I am doing out so early. Your to young to be up this early yada yada. I do the normal lingo and chat up about walking. I am not even speed walking just my normal pace and they are trying to keep up with me.

6:17am – I walk by a Kiro TV 7 news truck and a guy in a suit is yacking about something about a new diner or something. I walk through the back shot. My 3rd TV experience walking to work.

6:25am – Walk into the courtyard between the two company buildings. The sprinklers are running and I see a piece of paper on the ground that catches my eye. Walk over find a $1 Bill. (Score)

6:36am – Get into the office and go to my desk and get my normal breakfast of 3 packets of Oatmeal. Go get some hot water and some OJ and a Dasani. Breakfast at the desk.

7:00am – Begin Work. Typical Monday everyone wanting to know what we did for them over the weekend. (Folks we have weekends off we didn’t do a darn thing)

7:26am – Writing this sentence.

7:30am – Decide to come back and Bold and Italic the Times. I will have to keep the work day brief because not really able to speak on such things.

7:39am – Get an IM asking “Why was Friday so Great?” I ponder discussing it but probably should get permission first. I would rather not speak about something if I saw it as something different and the other person saw it another way and have that situation ahead of myself. I feel myself getting a little drowsy. I went to bed at like 9:30pm. Damn Monday.

8:32am – Been 1hr and 33mins into my day and already I am tired. I perhaps should have some caffeine.

8:48am – I got a comment. (Schweet) wrote a response. I tend to agree 4am is a bit early. But life is good. Which pondered me to search the post logs to see if the magazine I was in ever got a blog note. I will have to wait for feedback on that one.

9:03am – Got an e-mail saying I need to approach people in a bit more delicate fashion. I tend to be the type that likes blunt honest communication but it appears that my friends don’t really understand that and they wonder why I don’t understand them. I think it is difficult to understand any situation if you are only getting partial information because someone can’t speak to you in a mature direct fashion. But I am open to different ideas. I just feel that if someone has a problem they should come discuss it instead of filtering things through a proxy. But anyway that e-mail has been passed onto the powers that be for thoughts. Maybe I should find a company to abuse today with an e-mail. Applebee’s wasn’t really keen on my idea of all mashed spuds for a dinner plate.

10:18am – Went over to the Shanty for a breakfast had to take “lunch” before I get slammed today so I had biscuits and gravy. There was this group of people in the place that were talking about earwax and how they can’t stop a shit once they start it. I am thinking what the fuck how is this breakfast conversation. But I got to thinking so I made a phone call to a buddy of mine about a job offer that I thought he might like. Played some Tetris on the cell phone. The bill came up to be $8.28. Service was not all that great so I went for a $2 tip. I try to tip well but eh wasn’t feeling it today.

I feel like someone will say “Sounds like someone has a case of the Monday’s” I need to go take that old printer I have and stomp on it. PC Load Letter this Byatch

10:46am – You are right my Junniper friend. I have been doing a lot today but most is work related that I am not at full liberty to discuss. The whole friday being great has caused a lot of buzz. I sent off an e-mail to the involved party with no such respose as of this posting. I have been working on a project for school in my free time doing an IP Address scheme for 5 network locations. Other Thoughts I missed. This morning on the walk to work I was listening to Adam Curry’s – The Daily Source Code episode #447. But anyways I digress.

The camping podcast show is currently in the editing phase. Trying to find some music to theme the show with is proving a bit difficult. But I must say that going camping with two city people one of which is a model makes for an interesting weekend.

11:05am – Reading. I don’t seem to do enough of it just for pleasure but what I do read for pleasure most people do not enjoy. This friday I was walking through the Barnes and Nobel and saw George Carlins – When Will Jesus bring the Pork Chops. Not exactly deep reading but I am a George Carlin fan to the end. I picked up a Barnes and Nobel Member card so I qualify for 10% discount. The world is now mine to read at a discount. Now only to find something that isn’t tech related. Ponder Ponder Ponder.

11:32 – I find that the more I work on this blog that this is getting to be a rather long thread. Perhaps my longest blog ever. I need to migrate a few features from the old blog over to the new blog. Like the Top 10 posts would be a cool feature. Bring back the Cookie Girl and the Worst Day Ever. All in the pipeline. Hmmm I should probably bring back Mr. Frank Cummingsworth. We need to go harass the closed minded world. mwa ha ha.

1:10pm – Well been a few hours. What have I accomplished. Well a few things at work. Got a few e-mails sent off to some classmates. Currently enjoying a Talking Rain Tangerine Flavored Sparkling Water and just having a few laughs. Had a person ask me about OS X. I love Mac Questions =)

1:28pm – I was testing some configurations with my laptop and currently did something cool. I enabled color for the terminal in OS X. Saves me some time when I am doing ls -l and working with ViM but anyways thought I would post something ultra nerdy. Back to work.

1:47pm – Junniper and Jennifer that could get confusing there is also my friend Jenni from Indiana but I have yet to see her comment publically. Though I should send her a note to. A battle royal of comments spawning who is the Real Jen. Get back to work.

1:58pm – I am sitting here looking at my white board pondering what clever desing to put on it at this moment. Currently it’s a rather devious looking set of eyeballs. Perhaps they are evil eyes. But eh Blue eyes are never evil. I maybe should add some red streaks to them. Red is always evil like. Time to hack the white board.

2:49pm – I went to go take a break. Grabbed some Dasani and was like man this is good stuff. Went around made some contact with people. Good Times. Not much to write for this issue.

3:10pm – I went to use the restroom and I got to thinking about this. The men’s restroom has 2 Urinals and 2 Stalls. The urinals are located at a normal adult height and a child height. I always hate using the child urninal. The higher one I can just walk up do my thing and no real thinking is required. The child one I have to make an effort to aim down and make sure it doesn’t just go everywhere. Someone should invent some sort of urinal-vator that can adjust the height of any urnial from a 6’3” Guy like myself down to the height for a little child of 4ft. So that someone shorter then myself doesn’t force me to use the child urinal. But anyways some random thought I had.

3:34pm – The time is running out. 4pm Get here soon so I can get down to the ferry and liberate myself from the city for a few hours!

3:46pm – Feel free to comment all you want. That is what the comment system is there for. Just giving the world a hard time. Much Love from Tristan to Junniper in the Blogosphere.

4:02pm – Walk out the door of work and begin the walk down to the ferry

4:28pm – I love this walk. Beautiful woman jogging. Tourists wearing next to nil and females shopping looking beautiful. Warm weather and Seattle is just perfect.

4:44pm – Well intel released the Intel Core Duo 2 and I was walking past pier 63 and saw about 8 Vespa Scooters that were painted baby blue that had the Intel Core Duo 2 logo on them with girls wearing white tops in a variety of styles and khakis from Capris, to shorts. I was trying to think of what the purpose. I doubt these girls even know what a Core Duo 2 even is. Who knows. Odd

4:56pm – Stop by Ivars and get one of my favorite foods Ivars clam chowder. Man that is good stuff. White Chowder is the best.

5:01pm – Get to the ferry terminal sit down and eat the chowder. That is good stuff nothing really exciting at this point some random guy did come and ask me what I was eating. He came back about 10 minutes later with the same thing haha.

5:16pm – The boarding for the 5:30 ferry begins I go and find a seat and pass out I am so tired.

6:00pm – Get off the ferry. This is always an interesting process because there is so many people. You are like a bunch of lemmings packed into a can all trying to get out this one little overhead walkway. Then you start walking on the walkway and everyone speeds up. The problem is that nobody likes to walk at my pace so I change into a slow little stride which drives the people around me nuts. They should make a path for those that want to walk faster. But one can only dream. Maybe if I could stink really really bad people would try to avoid me and get out of my way.

6:03pm – Get on the Bus. Only seat left is in the very back. I keep nodding in and out of sleep. I have the earbuds jammed listening to U2 and Frank Sinatra and Brian Setzer Orchestra. Man that is an odd selection.

6:38pm – Fucking Ferry Traffic takes forever to get where I need to go. Get off the bus get in car and drive home.

6:45pm – Well I get home and the wireless is down so I have to go in and rebuild the network and now can finish this blog. But the day is not over. What should I go grab for dinner. Man I am just really to tired to care at this point. I feel slightly worried about some aspects of life. I just can’t really explain it. I’ve been put on a waiting list for this apartment I really like. Hopefully I can get it before the end of the year. Currently playing in iTunes. For Now – Avenue Q Boradway Music Soundtrack. Talking about how everything is only For Now. The only things that are guaranteed are Death and Paying Taxes. Both things I am not really excited about. But Death that is the ultimate ending for anyone. It’s one of the few things we can look forward to since we all know it will happen. But hey you need to live everyday to the best that you can. Have no regrets and know that you did your best and that is all you can do.

7:28pm – Wrote everything that happened between 4pm and Now.

-Updates Throughout the Day stay tuned.

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  1. // Reply

    1. Getting up at 4am is disgusting. You should be ashamed.

    2. That’s a lot of oatmeal.

    3. You really shouldn’t eat at your desk–it’s a germ haven you know.


  2. // Reply

    1. Getting up at 4am is disgusting. You should be ashamed.

    2. That’s a lot of oatmeal.

    3. You really shouldn’t eat at your desk–it’s a germ haven you know.


  3. // Reply

    Desk is cleaned daily. It’s rather a barren place. And 4am well it is always nice to hear people complain about getting up early and then I trump them like yeah well I getup at 4am. =p


  4. // Reply

    Desk is cleaned daily. It’s rather a barren place. And 4am well it is always nice to hear people complain about getting up early and then I trump them like yeah well I getup at 4am. =p

  5. jennifer
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    A) WHY was Friday so friggin’ great? I think that’s a very apropos question. Smart person whoever asked that.

    B) I think you are leaving chunks out of this scrolling day… I’m sure you’ve done more or have said more then you let on…

  6. jennifer
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    A) WHY was Friday so friggin’ great? I think that’s a very apropos question. Smart person whoever asked that.

    B) I think you are leaving chunks out of this scrolling day… I’m sure you’ve done more or have said more then you let on…


  7. // Reply

    Just in case there was any confusion, the comment from “jennifer” (comment #3) isn’t me. But she has a cool name.


  8. // Reply

    Just in case there was any confusion, the comment from “jennifer” (comment #3) isn’t me. But she has a cool name.

  9. Jennifer
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    I don’t find any similarities between Jennifer and Junniper. None whatsoever. But am I not allowed to comment? Sheesh. Tough crowd. 🙁

  10. Jennifer
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    I don’t find any similarities between Jennifer and Junniper. None whatsoever. But am I not allowed to comment? Sheesh. Tough crowd. 🙁

  11. Jenni
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    Cheers to more Jennifers!!! I’m glad you can get up so freakin’ early and function in this world. You are my new hero.

  12. Jenni
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    Cheers to more Jennifers!!! I’m glad you can get up so freakin’ early and function in this world. You are my new hero.

  13. Suzie
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    Yeah Jennifers are pretty cool. I personally would like to hear more about the types of girls that Tristan is attracted to. And if so, is there someone special in his life now that he would be willing to share with the rest of us

  14. Suzie
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    Yeah Jennifers are pretty cool. I personally would like to hear more about the types of girls that Tristan is attracted to. And if so, is there someone special in his life now that he would be willing to share with the rest of us

  15. Suzie
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    Hey, thanks! And yes, the name is Suzie. Do you have a problem with that? Or do you just prefer girls with the name Jennifer? Which would be totally understandable. They are pretty neat. Especially ones from New England. I’ve heard.

  16. Suzie
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    Hey, thanks! And yes, the name is Suzie. Do you have a problem with that? Or do you just prefer girls with the name Jennifer? Which would be totally understandable. They are pretty neat. Especially ones from New England. I’ve heard.

  17. Jen
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    Forget waking up at 4am, a 2hr commute is too much. You need to move, if that’s possible.

  18. Jen
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    Forget waking up at 4am, a 2hr commute is too much. You need to move, if that’s possible.

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