Wednesday, June 1, 2005
throw down 2005- SS Worlds Entry Race...
My boy James talked me through the Strenuous SS Worlds Entry Process tonight...
Diane, "don't forget to register for that race. I know you think it's gonna fill fast, but I've heard that before. Just register and get home..."
I reply coyly, "no sweat babe, I got a plan, but I gotta get LWebb registered too..."
I open up two browsers log in to bikereg.com, sign in go to the single speed worlds page. They are not allowing anyone to register yet. I hit refresh. Still nothing, system is running slow, I know this is a bad sign...
I hit refresh again, and still the same, being the patient person I am I hit it again, still nothing... I have never seen bikereg.com so slow...
game on, I look at the browser I have determined I would sign LWebb up on; they are letting folks sign up. I log in with her password, I have her credit card number and roll through the pages. I get to the shopping cart. "oh F-ck! I yell, as I have checked "yes" for a Velonews subscription. "shit," I yell, " how the hell do I get this out of the shopping cart?" I jump over the browser for me. It's just a blank screen "Common, common"
It's James. "so what do you think?" he asks, I respond to his question with a question, "do you think we'll get in?" James responds, "dude I didn't think it would be this tight, holy shit !" I probe, "you get anything yet?" James, "nope, just a white screen..." "wait, here we go, I get the box, T-shirt size, bam! moving to check out..."
Excitedly, I check the browser I have opened for Lauri, I am back at the beginning, and I uncheck the Velonews subscription. I hit submit, I get a white screen... I check back with the browser I have set up for my own entry. yes, I got the box, everything is checked, I hit submit. damn another white screen and waiting...
James speaks up, "dude, it's taking my credit card info, yeah!" he reads the processing screen to me, "please allow up to 2 minutes for processing..." "yeah! James shouts I got the confirmation! I'm in !!!" Just them my browser perks up, the one I have set up for my entry, and asks for my credit card info. I happily supply. I hit submit. "please allow up to 2 minutes for processing..." trying to stall a little, I clean up my stuff, place my planner in my bag. James speaks up, "dude, I'm looking at the confirmed entrants, 90 people already, and there I am, I'm in!" Let me refresh..." he continues, "I'm getting the white screen still..."
I check the browser for LWebb, finally we are at check out again, "shit, James, she's still got the Velonews on there, she's gonna kill me if I subscribe for her. F-ck! what do I do? Shit I gotta start from scratch." With great trepidation, I close LWebb's browser, and open a new one. I hope for the best. I gotta get her in. I sign on using her password, again. shit this is slow, I jump back to my browser. "shit, I'm in! yes!!, but f-ck!" James speaks up, "dude, your there and there are 125 folks in already, no LWebb ." Me, :shit what a dick I'll be if I get in and can't get LWebb in. What an ass, she's out riding and I'm stressing this... Damn it!" I get my conformation. I can't celebrate yet, not done my job. Got to get LWebb In. I jump over to LWebb's browser, "common, common log in..."