>"Anger only really hurts the person that's feeling it unless *of course* you allow yourself to be dragged down with it."

That thought just hit me about 5 minutes ago. I have no idea where it came from. I mean, it had to do with what I was thinking about at the time, but that statement in itself was a new revelation for me. The funny thing is, that, along with some other private revelations, caused me to go from feeling very upset to feeling rather peaceful in no time. Oooh, zen. ;) Seriously, though, I'm feeling a lot better now and not so much like my heart is bleeding on the floor.

When I get upset in any way, I'm only hurting myself. Interesting way of looking at it, no?

Life is just too short to waste time with this. What has happened, happened, and I can't change it, so there's no reason to hurt over it any more than what's necessary. And I've went above and beyond what's necessary. It is really that simple. Amazing.

I really got dragged down there for a while, didn't I? Tsk, tsk.

I can only hope I keep this new perspective. Somehow, I have a feeling I will. I don't usually go back when I have gained revelations like these. But then again, I've never had one like this before that was so completely life encompassing.

Gahh, I wish I could go to bed, but there's no point now. I might as well stay up so I can at least get my sleeping schedule straight. The next three hours REALLY need to hurry up, lol.


>My Adventures with Martinis V… ?

>Not my fifth martini... not even my 7th, I believe. :eek: However, I believe I have perfected the creation that is called the dirty martini *wet*.

1 oz. vodka
splash of vermouth
finish off to 2 oz. with green olive juice

First, chill the martini glass with about an inch to 2 inches of water until frozen. Shake listed ingredients with a reasonable amount of ice *just about a half inch above the the liquor tops* to a nice, thumping, booty-shaking song, untill all or at least most of the ice is gone and your fingers are frozen, and then strain into martini glass. Top off with two green olives and serve.

It equals perfection, I tell you. Not too much or too little water, not too much or too little olive juice, not too much or too little vodka, and oh so dreamily chilled. Even if you don't down it, the drink stays chilled thanks to that little ice cube of water frozen to the glass at the bottom, and I believe I may have just beat my favorite bartender at my favorite drink. :D


>My Adventures with Martinis IV

>I made this one. Same recipe as the first post, but a hella more ice went into the shaking. Other than needing to add a bit more olive juice, it came out very close to my fave bartender Shamus's martinis. One more to go... hopefully I'll perfect this one. :D


>My Adventures with Martinis III

>George made this one, so I can't comment much. A little too much water, but other than that, it was good. :)


>My Adventures with Martinis II

>New recipe:

Key West Martini

2 oz. Vodka Lime
Dash of dry vermouth
Dash of lime juice
In a shaker with ice, combine ingredients, shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass.

This one is a little better. Not much, but a little. The ice helped dilute the vodka some. I didn't use apple vodka but the normal vodka I have here.


>My Adventures With Martinis

>Today I got the ingredients to make my first homemade dirty martinis.

There's a bartender at Corbett's that can make them taste like they have no alcohol... it's like you're drinking olive flavored, crisp water... yet they nail you to the floor. That's the kind of dirty martini I want to make.

Someone suggested that I should blog about each martini I make... so here it is. ;)

First martini - I followed this recipe:

2 oz vodka
1 tbsp dry vermouth
2 tbsp olive juice
2 olives

1. Place an ice cube and a small amount of water in a cocktail glass. Place in freezer for 2 - 3 minutes.

2. Fill a mixer with all ingredients including garnish. Cover and shake hard 3 - 4 times.

3. Remove cocktail glass from freezer, and empty. Strain contents of the mixer into the cocktail glass, include one of the olives, and serve with a mysterious smile.

I followed this to the T, except for the serving with a mysterious smile part. The martini tasted like vodka that had a side of bacon shaken with it *yup, it was THAT strong and salty*. Plus, the 2 - 3 minute freezer time wasn't long enough so it was a warm martini as well... yuck!

Lessons learned:
- More freezer time
- Less vermouth, perhaps?
- Some water, for crying out loud :eek:
- Less olive juice


>Some Linux Commands

>These are not all the commands for Linux, but are rather ones I've learned so far that are important to know *ok, a few of them have so far proved to be just fun to know ;)*. Note that the apt-get commands are for Debian and Debian based distros only. Also, *some* of these only call up executables commonly found in various distros *such as nano* *i.e., if you don't have nano installed, typing nano will be useless*.

cd - change directory

cd .. - move up directory

mkdir *fn* - make new directory *fn*

rm *fn* - remove file *fn*

rm -r *fn* - remove everything in directory *fn* and then the directory itself, r stands for recursive *there's other methods but this one is pretty much the easiest/fastest I've found... use with caution though because there is no coming back*

mv *fn1* *fn2* - move file *fn1* to directory *fn2*, or rename directory *fn1* to *fn2*, or rename file *fn1* to *fn2*

exit - exit session

|ctrl| c - stop current process

kill *fn* - kill *fn* process *must be process id*

killall *fn* - kill *fn* process and its sub processes

ls - list files in directory

ls -l - -l lists detailed info about current directory

ls -a - -a lists hidden files in a directory

ls *part fn* |tab| - list files that start with *part fn*

date - date & time

who - list logged in users

whoami - list current user

finger *un* - list user *un* info

apt-get update - updates repos

apt-get upgrade - upgrades packages

apt-get install *fn* - installs package *fn*

apt-get remove *fn* - removes package *fn*

apt-get dist-upgrade - upgrades distro

apt-get clean - erases downloaded archive files

apt-get autoclean - erases old downloaded archive files

apt-get check - verifies there's no broken packages

su - log in as root

./configure - configures the package

make - compiles the package

make install - installs the package

make uninstall - uninstalls the package

readme - ALWAYS check the readme file that comes with source code before you even BEGIN to configure it; it will save you a headache in some cases *yah, not a command, but good to know*

startx - start x server

umount *fn* - unmount *fn*

uname -a - list installed linux kernel version

glxgears -info - show opengl fps + info

glxinfo - show opengl info

nano - easy to use text editor

pico - another easy to use text editor

|ctrl|+|alt|+|F6| - allows you to leave your current user session temporarily to sign in as a different user

|ctrl|+|alt|+|F7| - allows you to return to your previous user session

useradd *x* - add user *x*

passwd *x* - make user password *x*

history - lists last 400 commands used in shell

|up arrow key| - shows last command used in shell

shutdown -h now - shutdown, um, NOW *h stands for halt*

shutdown -r now - reboot, um, NOW *guess what the r stands for?*

shutdown -h 20:01 - shutdown at 8:01 PM

shutdown -h +% - shutdown in 5 minutes