Scott Hardie | March 25, 2002
Good weekend. I haven't had this much fun in a long time.

On Friday, I got up early to go to Grad Day to get my cap and gown, but a series of phone calls ate up my time and I didn't make it. I don't know how else to go about getting one, but I'll find out. I don't think they'd let me not graduate because I didn't go to Grad Day. This isn't Bradley.

That night I went to a local bar with Lenore, Jackie, and Joanne. Joanne disappeared early to talk to someone and was gone until shortly before we left. Lenore was dancing the entire time, and came back to the table for brief 20-second rest periods. Jackie was around about half the time. I just sat at the table for two hours. I'm glad that I went, but I probably won't go again. There's nothing for me to do. I don't drink, I don't dance, and I'm not trying to get a date. I also can't talk to anyone, because they're all there to do one or more of the above three things. Jackie, when your birthday comes, how about Kelly and I take you out to dinner instead?

Saturday was another edition of my Matrix game. I based this one on a classic episode of Deep Space Nine in which a dormant program slowly turns the station against them. I saw similarities in how the ship in the Matrix game was previously occupied by a deranged captain, and some other similarities made it too good a plot to pass up. I'd had it in mind since September, but didn't get around to putting it in the game until now. It seems that Jon is being forced by his job to give up his game (he has no more time and doesn't attend many of our games any more anyway), so Bill and I will each take one of his remaining two weekends. I'm looking forward to what I can do with mine.

After the game, Lenore left and Kelly went to bed, so Bill and Jackie and I played a local version of Matt's TV themes game. Way fun. I hope to do that again with more people sometime soon.

Then Sunday was Oscar day. Kelly and I lounged around the house playing games for most of the day, then we went over to Jackie's dorm room for the show. It was a lot of fun. Anna had a solid lead for the first half of the show, then finally got knocked out and Matt, Kevin and I dominated the score from then on. I was hoping to place somewhere in the top five scorers, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was eleven points higher than the top scorer. It felt great. I entered Yahoo's Oscar pool a couple of weeks ago, and I came in #168 out of 157,041.


So now I'm all pumped about next year and I have to wait eleven months to do it. But I'm used to that by now. :-)

I chatted with Matt for a while, then went to bed. In the morning, I very slowly updated the Oscars contest (the server is messed up today), and I'm about to go run some errands and do some laundry. I'll update the goo tonight. And, I have very little homework for tomorrow, about an hour and a half. This is great.

Jackie Mason | March 26, 2002
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Anna Gregoline | March 26, 2002
Shouldn't have been surprised, Scott, you're the king of movies. I'm surprised I scored so high. I am also about to win the March Madness pool at work, yippie! Anna needs to go buy a lottery ticket!

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