I'm completely out of Diet Dew here at work (out of all soda, actually). The campus cafeteria is closed and caged up. The coffee bar is unstaffed for some reason. I've got a $20 bill and a quarter, neither of which will get me a soda out of the machine. Sweet, succulent caffeine just outside my grasp.
By the way, does anyone have a FireWire cable I can borrow right fucking now? I've got a DVD that I want to burn a copy of. The image is on an external FireWire hard drive (I could squeeze it onto Gir's HD, but I'd have to use a shoehorn), and the DVD burner is an external FW device. Normally this isn't a problem, 'cuz normally I have 2 FW cables amongst the 20 lbs of extraneous gear in Gir's bag, but today I only have one. The other one is home plugged into the AC adapter for my iPod. So I can either mount the image or burn a DVD.
By the way, I never realized what an adventure it could be trying to get a hotel room near downtown Orlando on a Saturday night in the middle of tourist season! Last weekend we got to experience this first hand, and were starting to suspect that the closest lodging we could find would be in Oldsmar.
Orlando is a fun place 3am. We passed a place with a neon sign which read "ho girls" (the 'S' and 'w' were burned out), and among the hotels we checked was one which had a sign out front advertising "FREE CUNT BKFST". With amenities like that, is it any wonder they were booked? zensidhe learned that British teens can put the most foul-mouthed trucker to shame. We also got to watch a building burn down, and speculated that if it was a hotel they probably didn't have any available rooms. Strangely, the smell of burning building kinda made me hungry.
We did end up lucking out, however, and got a very nice place that apologized profusely for only having a suite with one bed (and a kitchen, and a living room) to accommodate four people. Somehow we managed to make due. ;-)
Oh, work is strange and slack and horrifying all at the same time. No need to expound here. I think I'm gonna sneak away and drink the nearest Starbucks into the ground now.