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Off schedule

I noticed this morning while riding the LRT (late to work again, damn it) that the schedules of all the buses I take -and the train, for that matter- will be changing next Friday. One of the more positive changes is that the 535 buses will now be stopping at the Knox Avenue P&R more often, which I'm really glad to see. That quarter-mile walk from 76th Street gets awfully damn cold in the winter. The train schedule has been tweaked slightly but I can't really tell if it'll be more to my advantage to go with that as my default commute option or to stick with the 576. Guess we'll see how it plays out.

Did some cleaning last night, chucked out three bags of trash, and had Scott fix the rivet in my black jeans. He wasn't able to do anything about the back pocket and suggested that I get an iron-on patch, which I guess will have to do.

I wasted far too much time last arguing with somebody who really wasn't worth it, and I'm more angry at myself for wasting the time than I am at them for being a postmodernist suckweasel. After all, they're just going along with an intellectual fashion they were told was cool and hip, because "there's no such thing as truth, really, it's all just oppressive constructs." I'm not going to rant on this at any great length; Camille Paglia already did the heavy lifting on this topic in her classic essay "Junk Bonds and Corporate Raiders". It is frustrating to try and engage people sunk in that mindset, though, because they're not interested in truth or knowledge, they're interested in playing cute games with words that show how smart they are and how stupid and immature you are for not playing along.

I will write 100 times, "I will not feed the pomo half-trolls."

No fixed plans for tonight. Most of the people I know will be off playing Exalted with redmartel, assuming he's dug his way out from under the mountain of registration forms I passed on to him Sunday, so I may just go home and be domestic. We'll see.


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Mar. 4th, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
Looks like the link is screwed up, but that's okay. As I said in my last comment, "Like I should care about [his] opinion?" Hell, I was involved in flamewars when he wasn't even a minor player in his mother's prepubescent nightmares.
Mar. 4th, 2006 04:25 am (UTC)
Blargh, here.

His posts in his own journal about it are even better, though. Maa, people should think through their own logic before claiming there's fallacies in others'. (and I almost typed that in Japanese. o_O I guess a Japanese midterm + 3 hours of anime in one day get to one's head...)
Mar. 4th, 2006 06:02 pm (UTC)
I don't think he'd know logic if it chewed his arm off to get away from him in the morning.

Yeah, I know what you mean about getting the languages confused...the first few months I was in the Russian course, my Dad spent half his letters asking me WTF I'd said in the previous one because I kept mixing up Latin and Cyrillic script when I was writing letters home.
Mar. 4th, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)
Adventures with Mass Transporatation
I can relate to your chagrin with the train and bus schedules. I began taking the bus back in December when I had the temp gig at the newspaper. At least you live in a major city, where there is some excuse for mass transportation. Here in Syracuse mass transportation is just an an excuse. All we have here are buses, although they are new and comfortable. We could have had a local rail system that would link the local meg mall with downtown with the University. Unfortunately political red tape has all but killed construction the bridge needed to connect the Transportation Center to the mall, so the trains sit rusting out. This leaves me waiting in the snow and 8F cold for a bus that is always 10 minutes behind schedule. Well, beggars can't be chosers, I'm still saving a nice chunk of change in parking and gas.
Mar. 4th, 2006 06:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Adventures with Mass Transporatation
The LRT is a bad choice for me, actually, especially during winter. The doors open automatically (so why'd they bother putting switches in?) and the heaters can't keep up with the cold unless it's is packed like a cattle car. It also takes 45 minutes to get from the Sprawl to downtown because it stops every couple of minutes - the stations are four blocks apart in South Minneapolis, which is just asinine. I suspect that if they hadn't killed off the two bus routes that used to run out to the Sprawl from downtown (one express, one local) and rescheduled all the local buses to terminate at the LRT that it wouldn't be doing near as well as they claim it is.
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