January 7th, 2004

Amak Axver

Hello from ADSL land

Yesterday, in most people's terms, was extremely unproductive. I spent the entire day enjoying the wonders of ADSL. Oh wow, I love this. But for me, besides the distinct lack of writing, yesterday was incredibly productive. I can't believe how fast this is for downloads. I now have the 18 August 2001 Earl's Court, London, concert, some great rare b-sides I have misplaced the link to (ah, here it is), and Axtung Beibi: The Salome Out-takes.

It's so bloody hot here, like I can't believe. I'm melting here. I have my fan on, but it's just pushing hot air around and not really helping. Out at Birdsville, Outback Queensland, the temperature hit 49C (121F), and I'd believe you if you said it was 43C (110F) here right now. I don't know if I'll bother sleeping tonight because it'll just be too hot. It was awful last night. I might just sleep whenever my body collapses, because trying to get to sleep in stifling heat can be too uncomfortable sometimes.

Oh, and I love U2 fans. They're always so generous and nice. Eeee, I now have the studio version of ELEVEN O'CLOCK TICK TOCK (!!! - it deserves a lot of exclamation marks) and Falling At Your Feet. The former's so great and the lyrics of the latter are wonderful. I need to do some trades soon ... I need blank CDs, too, because I plan on putting all my U2 stuff on CD, so I have a hard copy.

I don't really have much else to say ... send me cool weather, please!
  • Current Music
    'Take You Down' by U2
Amak Axver

I'm falling ... falling at Your feet ...

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Cardinal Of The Kremlin by Tom Clancy is fantastic. I'm really enjoying reading it, and I wish I'd read it earlier.

I don't have enough power points in my room. Blah. There's multiple adaptors and extension cords everywhere. I probably consume as much power as a small country. Heh, well that sure is exaggerating it, but there's still a lot of electronic devices in my room. My latest problem is that my ADSL modem gets too hot - ha, don't we all in this heat? - so I was trying to set up a small fan I have to blow on it when I discovered I have no power points left. Someone in this house has to have a double adaptor somewhere.

Hijacking diverting the plot of RPGs in unforeseen directions is a most satisfying thing to do, however it is not quite as easy to do it well when one is sweltering in heat and ants are creeping in from everywhere. Why do they seem to love my feet and why is it that no matter how much I spray, they keep on coming in? It's not like my room's messy and there's anything in here to interest them, and yet they still come, like scuttling over my floor is a holy pilgrimage they must make, much like the Islamic hajj. Indeed, I think ants are Muslims. They come on a pilgrimage to Mecca - my room - and then race from one place to another (there's some element of the hajj that involves running between two mountains a few times, I believe) - across my floor. And they do it without any purpose. They're not going for any food or anything, they're just running across my floor and my feet for the sake of running across my floor and feet. It's infuriating. I thought spray was meant to kill them.

Damn, I hate summer. I love winter, though, and I can't wait for it to roll 'round.

I also had some terribly insightful comment to make, and now I've totally forgotten it. Hopefully it'll come back to me.
  • Current Music
    'Falling At Your Feet' by Bono and Daniel Lanois