cpk

https://anime.horse, new york city

I am a systems administrator living and working in New York City and also I am your enemy. tinyblog (a week's worth of blogs gets archived elsewhere and refreshed every 7 entries) 02/06/20 - Pissed off about the IA caucus fuckup. DNC is a corrupt joke. Perez calling for a recanvass when it turns out Sanders might win is making by blood boil. Work is boring, as usual. 02/07/20 - Phonebanked for Sanders last night at some bar called Blondie's up on 79th. Never done it before, but got the swing of it pretty quickly. I think I was the oldest person there besides a woman who showed up a little later. Had a beer after, but that devolved into like five more. Gotta cut back on the boozing. A constant battle. Got to work super early today, so at least I'll be able to get home before rush hour and relax. Think I'm going to turn my phone off this weekend. 02/14/20 - Completely forgot about this site until just now. Anyway, same life. Same shit. Phonebanked for Sanders again last night. Donated a little. Bought some cupcakes for my not-quite-girlfriend-I-can't-bring-myself-to-commit-to-a-relationship S/O for Valentine's Day. Read a bit more of Vladislav Surkov's novel Almost Zero. Drank some beer. Listened to a few Mortiis albums. Basically just running out the clock. 02/15/20 - Woke up around 10AM. I got rid of this big, thick foam bedroll that the previous tenant left here. I thought it was nice for a while, but then I started to notice a plastic-y smell seeping through my sheets. The bare mattress turned out to be more comfortable anyway. Listened to an old comp of Cabaret Voltaire demos, and did some server maintenance; updating configs, applying some redirects, organizing functionality by subdomain, and renewing certs. Read a lot of news. Read some more of Almost Zero. Planned a nice outing tomorrow with C. up around Astoria, but mostly spent the day online. I did, however, go outside for much needed replenishment of supplies: - Cantaloupe (1 ct.) - Shaving razors (12 ct.) - Bar of chocolate (sea salt, 3.5 oz.) - Hummus plate (for dinner) - Disaronno (1L) - Mouthwash (unflavored, 8.5 fl oz.) 02/16/20 - Slept in today and finally got out of bed around 11:30AM. Got swept up in the Chinedu drama on Twitter all day, made some stupid mob-mentality tweets, and then sheepishly took the L when it turned out the whole thing was a case of the truth being more boring than the conspiracy. Went up to Astoria to meet with C. for burek, but we rescheduled because of errrr...ummmm....complications. Finishing up Doom Patrol right now. I think they captured Morrison's meta-narratives and general irreverent chaos really well without it being hokey. Sipping some Disaronno. Will read a few pages of Infinite Jest or Almost Zero before I go to bed. Need to do the dishes, too. All in all not a bad day. I feel stupid, but what else is new?

Music

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWjHHr-gv34
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMwFXRCGIHI
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwL6Qx9ezHQ
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gig7e5lwOE
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=316kbPdl2qo
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OGC_zp7Bzk

Books

  • I
  • Don't
  • Have
  • Any
  • Favorite
  • Books

Movies

  • Videodrome, David Cronenberg
  • The Color of Pomegranates, Sergei Parajanov
  • Possession, Andrzej Żuławski
  • Magnolia, Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Conan the Barbarian, John Milius
  • The Road Warrior, George Miller

Thoughts and convictions

  • I like winter, especially when it gets so cold that the air seems to glint and freeze around you
  • December is the best month
  • Karl Marx was right. I don't know much about him, but I think Mao was right too. Same goes for Lenin.

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