where is my jet car?

December 29, 2000

An excerpt from a Yahoo! Messenger conversation Jim Swanson and I had this morning.Happy Holidays!

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ropadope.rm: I’m moving to Fargo. I’m growing quite weary of the traffic. There was always a reason that I didn’t live out East and it was that I don’t want to waste 2+ hours a day sitting in my car. What the HELL has happened here in the past 6 months?

jgs_freemind: river road was a bit slippery this morning…

jgs_freemind: 19min vs. 15min

ropadope.rm: Dude. I left at 6:20 AM and I didn’t get to work until 7:05. 45 MINUTES at THAT TIME OF DAY. Game over. I quit.

jgs_freemind: Took me 2:25 to get to TestQuest on Monday. 2:15 to get home

jgs_freemind: my clutch foot was cramping up

ropadope.rm: Hmmm… could you have used that time for any other purpose?

jgs_freemind: didn’t make it past 2nd gear either way. Seriously

ropadope.rm: My left knee is shot.

jgs_freemind: does swearing count?

ropadope.rm: I spent two days in a row in first and second, never seeing third. THIS SUCKS!!!

ropadope.rm: Bitching about traffic is so girly, but I can’t get past it.

jgs_freemind: it is such an incredible waste of time.

ropadope.rm: I’m totally saving for a helicopter.

jgs_freemind: we don’t live out in maple grove for that very reason (well, and others)

jgs_freemind: if we go in together on a helicopter it couldn’t be THAT much…

jgs_freemind: if TC could afford one…

ropadope.rm: I wanna job in St. Paul.

ropadope.rm: I bet Wal*Mart has a model we can afford.

jgs_freemind: is Landmark hiring?

ropadope.rm: OF course the promise of working at home has yet to pan out… just like the jet cars we were all supposed to be flying around in. We need to quit with all of the computer processor advances and start building these JET CARS!!! Do we really need a P4?

jgs_freemind: not unless it can propell me to work in the mornings

ropadope.rm: Exactly. I really think we’ve dropped the ball in the past 20 years. Everyone’s all fascinated with these com-poo-ters. WHERE IS MY FRIGGIN’ JET CAR?!?

jgs_freemind: i want a voice-activated toaster-oven!!!

ropadope.rm: You’re picking up what I’m laying down. There are no *real* robots, there are no Holiday Inns in orbit that we can stay at, no laser guns… We’re getting screwed here and the scientists are all getting fat and lazy. Come-on guys!

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