Wednesday, July 21, 2004

The coolest thing

If you have Windows XP, open your control panel, click on "speech" and then write in some words and a robot voice will say them for you. It's very fun.  And play with the speed while your robot computer talks.  It can provide such thrills!

Everyone likes talking to robots.

Also, if you are from Roxbury High School, you might be interested in a 2000 grad's band (remember a kid named Bryce?). He's friends with Eli- he pointed them out to me. They are really amazing, kind of remind me of TOOL, here's their website:
http://www.maverickrock.com/



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

so it's too bad that brian was not man enough to tell you his feelings in person, or before choosing to live with you. for those that don't know him, he is just as heather describes. heather--just so you know...many people at school are reading this, and REALLY look forward to "welcoming" brian back home. (brian--do NOT talk shit about people and then expect them to be there for you when you are all alone)

Anonymous said...

This is in response to Mr. Anonymous...

As someone who knows Brian much better than you, I am not going to sit here and defend him, because like Ive said many times before, we all know what he did was wrong.

HOWEVER, if you knew him well at all you would know that never in a 1000 years would he look for compassion or someone to "be there" from anyone else than his close friends...not his classmates. For those who are excited about "welcoming him back"--whatever that means....congratulations, you are now on a 5th grade level. "No one talk to him!!" = Gay

The point is, and please correct me if Im wrong, but unless you frequently speak to both Heather and Brian about this as I do, then you really don't know the intimate workings of this drama. Sure its a sucky situation, but its Heather and Brian's situation, no one elses. I realize you are trying to support Heather, but there are better ways than resulting to some juvenile ostracism.

Just my opinion- do what you will with it.

Anonymous said...

This is in response to Mr. Anonymous...

As someone who knows Brian much better than you, I am not going to sit here and defend him, because like Ive said many times before, we all know what he did was wrong.

HOWEVER, if you knew him well at all you would know that never in a 1000 years would he look for compassion or someone to "be there" from anyone else than his close friends...not his classmates. For those who are excited about "welcoming him back"--whatever that means....congratulations, you are now on a 5th grade level. "No one talk to him!!" = Gay

The point is, and please correct me if Im wrong, but unless you frequently speak to both Heather and Brian about this as I do, then you really don't know the intimate workings of this drama. Sure its a sucky situation, but its Heather and Brian's situation, no one elses. I realize you are trying to support Heather, but there are better ways than resulting to some juvenile ostracism.

Just my opinion- do what you will with it.

-Laura

Anonymous said...

Wow, I am not sure how to respond to that one. If people are reading this blog then thank you, because when you talk and you know people are listening, it helps so much to make you feel like you have a voice and you aren't just suffering alone.

On a more private note, because yes there are things I don't even share with the blog, Brian has sort of been owning up to what he has done and has started talking to me like a human being, so that's good on his part. It makes it easier on me, but it doesn't un-do what has been done.

I have mixed feelings about people being mean to him. On the one hand, I hate that he can do this to me and just be so happy to have done it, and be with someone else, so I wish he could taste a bit of pain rather than disgarding me as he has.

But if he really does realize and really does sincerely apologize and everything, then I guess he doesn't deserve the outside world bringing him down. I really don't know and can't say.

How can I say from my perspective?

Anonymous said...

That post was from me- Heather- by the way.

Anonymous said...

ms. laura: just so you know...i do know them both very well. i for one never planned to speak to brian so i will not act in an immature way as you said. however, i cannot stop people i know from acting like they said they will. what i CAN say is that i know first hand what he has said about some of MY good friends who he is NOW frequently contacting. (and i've never known those persons to be as mean as him) i don't know who you are or where you are but be careful what you accuse because there are people here who know different things than you.
it's good heather that he is owning up to what he's done. i just thought he went about it in a shitty way. good luck with the new job!

Anonymous said...

Thats great that you know them, but if you havent talked to both of them during this whole thing like I have, I am sure there are a lot of things YOU don't know.I have no idea what you think I am "accusing" anyone of. I am simply responding to the comment you made saying that other people cant wait to act retarded toward him. By the way, I am in Florida, not sure why that matters, but Ill be moving to NYC in a few weeks.

You seem very eager to argue about this and Im not sure why. Heather understands what I am saying perfectly, so Im not sure why you think you have to "warn me" on what to say and not say. If he has been talking shit about you and your friends, yea that sucks and isnt right, but you know what...that has nothing to do with Brian and Heathers realtionship. Im just saying that you shouldnt confuse the two. If you want to hate him, fine, but hate him for your own reasons, not someone elses.

Im not trying to be a bitch, just trying to add a little perspective.
-Laura