Contrition

I owe Nick an apology, and should not say mean things to my friends when I’m in a foul mood.

So by way of apology, Nick, I have this for you, which should brighten your day.

5 Comments

  1. Nick Hamilton
    Posted July 9, 2004 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Apology accepted.

    And to respond to said mean things, there is a very very very useful thing I can do with my cellphone and that blog site. I can post in an emergency without having to search for a working computer. Ask Mark about the trouble we had finding an internet cafe in Akihabara. Yes, AKIHABARA! If there’s a huge earthquake in Osaka while I’m out of the city, and there are fallen buildings, death, and carnage all over CNN, I can let people know I’m still alive. I might have to wait a while due to the increased traffic, but it’ll get done.

  2. Mike Hoye
    Posted July 11, 2004 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    You’re not making it easy for me to keep being nice to you, man.

  3. Nick Hamilton
    Posted July 11, 2004 at 4:54 am | Permalink

    Sorry. Sometimes the pedant slips out before I notice he’s jimmied the lock again. To compensate, and what is friendship if not a continual compensation for nice/not nice things we do to each other, here’s a gem of a sign from a “Hair Make” in Tennoji:

    Lee’s born in Tennoji. We hope many more customers come. We have a plan of education of reception and improvement in technique of the staff for customer satisfaction. A clean salon, the medical liquid using… We have a policy in all the things that a customer touches. We are looking forward to you coming.

  4. Mike Hoye
    Posted July 14, 2004 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    It’s not the pedantry so much as the “justifying my neat toy with the functionality it would offer me in the event of a natural disaster, except that really wouldn’t work” like “I purchased the shiny toy with bonus bug-repelleing noise in case of Godzilla”. Like you could get a cellphone connection after a natural disaster. You can’t get a cellphone connection on new years, or after a big sporting event, so I’m pretty sure a Tsunami would do you right in.

    I think that you should just cut to the chase and say it. “I like shiny things. P.S: Fuck off”. In that case, we will be in full agreement.

  5. Melanie
    Posted July 14, 2004 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    Indeed, cellphones usually don’t work during large-scale natural – or other – disasters (see, e.g., 9/11). However, they work great for personal emergencies. And, on occasion, actually do make a difference in large-scale emergencies (see again, e.g., 9/11). I wouldn’t buy one in case of earthquake. I would buy one in case my car breaks down, and just might end up being really glad it was there in case of earthquake.