April 11, 2003

Belay Order

As much as I have enjoyed being an enigmatic "ghost blogger" I am starting to think that the time has come for me to actually do something with this site. Believe it or not, I have never actually had any kind of website before, so this is pretty intimidating. I feel a huge obligation to post stuff that is interesting and profound... content that could bring together a diverse group of troubled teens in suburban Arizona to stand behind my website as a source of meaning for their turbulent lives, even in the face of persecution from the FCC and local high school principal (damn that was a good movie). Look for more genuine content in days to come. Until then, "talk hard".

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Posted by doug at April 11, 2003 11:41 PM

Your tree destruction capabilities are truly astounding. I demand an explanation, but make it interesting and funny and profound. Otherwise I won't read it.

Posted by: Jacob at April 12, 2003 12:22 AM

Also, speaking of the title of this entry, I've recently started playing Tribes again. It's Shaztastic.

Posted by: Jacob at April 12, 2003 12:23 AM

Wow, eeire. Last night (in bed) I was telling Kris about how I hadn't played tribes in 5 or 6 months and that I had to uninstall it to prevent myself from playing it. I was telling her how much I missed it. Every once and again when I go to pick her up from work, I get in her car start the engine and say out loud, attack enemy at waypoint and then leave. ugh.

Posted by: gene at April 12, 2003 12:27 PM

We should start a Tribes 2 clan. OR, if Tribes 1 is still active, we should start an old-school polygonal Tribes clan. There is no resisting history.

Posted by: Jacob at April 12, 2003 12:36 PM

the title is a tribes reference? i thought it was a play on "freebase," b/c you don't do drugs but you DO play bass...wait, don't you?

Posted by: didofoot at April 12, 2003 01:22 PM

Belay Order. The Entry title not site title.

Posted by: gene at April 12, 2003 02:25 PM

the title of the *entry*, kristen. (suddenly, erica questions just how smart it is to correct didofoot, therefore aligning herself with the tribes geekery. next, she fears that she has now alienated herself from above mentioned tribes players. then contemplates never making another comment again. finally, she ends her absurd inner-dialogue, much to the joy of all involved. thank you and goodnight.)

Posted by: erica at April 12, 2003 02:30 PM

The title of the blog is a Boards of Canada song. But your explanation is quite creative, Kristen.

Posted by: Jacob at April 12, 2003 04:17 PM

The damn tree blew down in a windsorm on the day in finals week that I had a big-ass proposal due. The power also happened to go out that morning, trapping said proposal in the guts of my helpless computer. What a fun day that was... It would have cost $200 to get the stupid tree cut up and hauled away, but instead, my Dad came down with a chainsaw and our neighbors offered to let us use their dumptruck(!). In the end, it cost a grand total of $4 to make the tree disappear. I was a happy homeowner.
Regarding tribes, I must never allow myself to to get addicted to that game again. I would surely get booted out of grad school with the time I would spend shazbotting and atacking enemies at waypoints. I do confess that sometimes I open up the game, join a server, and say a bunch of stuff in the weird hidden voice (the enemy has our flag!) just to get a fix. Oh, for the good old days in the man house, with two dedicated Tribes computers set up in the living room...

Posted by: Doug at April 13, 2003 04:07 PM