I think the problem is inherant with guys. Guys suffer from a well known genetic affliction known as Stupidious Maximus.
Essentially, what this condition does, is cause the average male to grow progressively more and more stupid with all things related to females.
So, the guys start off okay, as their Stupidious Maximus is in recession, but as friendship approaches a relationship, their intelligence begins to drop like a rock. Some guys tend to start showing symptoms later in a relatioship than others, although unfortunately, these guys usually exhibit worse symptoms once they start.
This is why guys manage to screw up relationships so much. In the course of the relationship, they've gone from being a normal intelligent guy, to being a dumb as a post ignoramous.
Unfortunately, there is no known cure for Stupidious Maximus at this time, however there are a few rare guys out there who, though they carry the genetic disorder, seem to not suffer from it's symptoms.
Mike just came by to let me know that bad stuff is happening.
It seems that he got beeped because one of the serves wasn't responding. So, he went into the server room to check it out, and while walking in, he got beeped about another one. And another one.
He said that at a quick glance, it looks like nearly every machine in the room is offline, and we have no idea why at the moment. Now, technically, this isn't my problem. However, since I've worked regularly with the guys who are in charge of the servers, and everyone knows this, and my office is right next to theirs, this means I'm about to get slammed with phone calls, e-mails, and people wondering by wanting to know why they can't get to any of the servers.
Something tells me this is gonna be a long morning. . .
The building I work in is connected to another building by a covered sky-walk thingy. I was in the connected building a little while ago to pick something up. Often times, when crossing back, I'll choose to walk outside, across the courtyard/parking lot, instead of walking through both buildings and the sky-walk.
Today, I stopped at the door, looked at the bright sunny day outside, and decided to walk inside. As I turned away, I realized that if it had been raining outside, as it was earlier this morning, I prolly would have chosen to walk outside through it.
I meant to throw up a short opinion on The Fast and the Furious a week ago, when I saw it, but I just haven't gotten around to it.
In short, the movie was very cool. Vin Diesel kicks much booty. There were some good driving and chase scenes, and overall, the movie was a lot of fun.
My one real complaint with it is Hondas.
Now, I like Hondas. I think they're really solid, dependable, good, cars. Heck, I'm even considering getting a Honda for my next car.
Hondas are not what comes to mind when you think of race cars. You usually think of a muscle car, like a Camaro, or a 'Vette, a Trans Am/Firebird, or an old school beast like a Charger, a GTO, a GTX, a 'Cuda, or a high end sports car, like a Viper, Ferrari, Lamborgini, etc. At least, those are what I think of when I think of racing cars.
In The Fast and the Furious, about 3 out of 4 cars were Hondas. By the end of the movie, you sort of felt like you were watching a Honda commercial.
There was one point where a guy in the movie was trying to push a heavily modified (4 banger, I think) Honda Civic to hit 140 mph. Thing is. . . a stock 2000 Corvette can hit a top speed of 170. And from what I recall of comments made in the movie, the mods on the Honda prolly put it in a similar price range to the vet.
So, if you don't mind seeing some Hondas, and are able to look past the Honda advertisement feeling, The Fast and the Furious was a cool flick. ;-)