Today was pretty uneventful. The Bank of Hawaii shipped a large box of fancy candy to the attention of the AEG, so we pretty much spent all day raiding that. This is actually really weird, because apparently they're not one of our clients, or maybe they are but they don't actually pay for the services of our department. Either way, the AEG spends a lot of time on the phone walking them through stuff they don't actually pay us for, and this is a token of their appreciation.
I think she took home the bath oils.
Anyway, last night I hung out with Ellen. She's feeling better, so we took a walk. On the way home I got a call from april_tehe, so I stopped at her place and talked about work with her roommate Josh who just walked out on his temp position at Metavante. I got home later than I wanted to. Meh. It's nice to see people. Of course, parking wasn't cool because there's been a lot of road maintenence in the neighborhood this week, and nobody wants to park on the street that needs to be evacuated by 7:00 AM. I couldn't find a close legal spot, so I parked illegally and was up bright and early enough to move my car before it got ticketed. I know people who always park like that and always contest the tickets they get, but you know, when the "NO PARKING" sign is posted and visible through the windshield of my car, I figure I'm probably responsible.
Tonight I had dinner at In The Company of Thieves with my sister and my dad, and I figured out my weekend plans. Now I'm home and I'm cursing my DVD drive because it won't read parts of my Blue Öyster Cult A Long Day's Night DVD, which doesn't appear to have any scratches. It plays fine up to one song -- M.E. 262 -- does strange things all the way through the song, and then plays normally through the rest of the disc. I'd kind of like to record the song as an MP3 because I happen to like it, and it's not on the A Long Day's Night CD. Good marketing ploy, that -- give the CD and the DVD different tracklists. Ah, well. Since I'm talking about BÖC and since it's timely, here are the lyrics to Then Came The Last Days of May:
Then Came the Last Days of May
by Donald Roeser
Parched land, no desert sand
and the sun is just a dot,
and a little bit of water goes a long way 'cause it's hot.
Three good buddies were laughin' and smokin'
in the back of a rented Ford --
They couldn’t have known they weren’t going far.
Each one with the money in his pocket
could go out and buy himself a brand new car,
but they all held the money they had --
Money they hoped would take them very far.
The sky was as bright as a traffic light,
now and then a truck,
and they hadn’t seen a cop around all day (what luck).
They brought everything they needed:
bags and scales to weigh the stuff.
The driver said, “The border's just over the bluff”
It wasn’t until the car suddenly stopped
in the middle of a cold and barren place,
that the other guy turned and spilled
three boys blood. Did they know a trap had been laid?
They’re okay, the last days of May.
I’ll be breathin’ dry air.
I’m leaving soon,
the others are already there all there.
You wouldn’t be interested in coming along
instead of staying here.
Still, it's said the West is nice this time of year.
That’s what they say.