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Happy St. Patty's, Dear Journal!

Spring is becoming more and more evident every day.

I forgot to mention a few things yesterday, given the photo/video nature of my limited entry. Father in-law toddled off to New York this week, so BHK and I are playing cruise directors to the mother in law. BHK stopped at Ch'NaCa for a pair of #6 needles, and I  finally used store credit and a gift card to pick up God Of War III and Wii Sports Resort.

Chris took us out to supper at 3 brothers pizza a salad and Sicilian style- half meatball for BHK the more omnivorous, and half mixed veggies for Chris and myself. We planned on doing a little minigolf, but it closed before we could get around to playing. Instead, the gang promptly headed home, and Chris enjoyed beating me at the sword "chop duel" game. BHK excels at Basketball / Archery , and my games of preference are the air combat and wake boarding. Golf is pretty keen, too.

BHK and I got a little wanderlust this morning, and went to take a peek at Aardvark... I was pleasantly surprised to see they were still open, though they're moving at the end of the month, and stopping all video rentals - just comics & games now. Upside, we got a fistful of movies for $7 (~a buck each) - Not too bad - I've only ever seen the first and last of those films.


A, we went to Play'n'trade and I swapped some old controllers, software and $20ish for Infamous, Drake's Fortune, and Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 (Games are buy two, get one free - basically I bought one, and got one on credit, and got one free.) Not sure if I'd go to PNT unless I had loot to swap out, but they do price match game stop, and take best buy / game stop gift cards! I'm pretty good for a *LOOOONG* time for PS3 console games.

I was pleasantly surprised to see Shaun and his sister there - I don't thing we'd seen him since the polar bear swim... and we still have some of his stuff at the house. We made plans to play a little Ticket to Ride or Small World with them both sometime soon.

BHK got a little nibble to eat at the local fried chicken joint / Japanese grill - not as good as My Grill was up in Deale, but it was quite yummy and good-sized portions.

Came home, and picked up Chris - watched Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil while having a nibble of Chinese food.  BHK had never seen the whole thing .. it makes me want to go back to Savannah (our Georgia journey pics are a bit out of whack, it seems there are a couple of FL pix in there, but most are properly tagged)

1 year ago - St. Patty ATW man pic, Adam & In-laws, out of whack, q&A
2 years ago - St. Pat's, dinner with family, ww info, goat robot - needs lasers
3 years ago - St. Pat's, the ikea nightmare begins, newtcam returns to 24/7
4 years ago - st pats, snake son a plane, 4 things poll, lighter elements
5 years ago - Irish stuff, work, dog, hippie, writing
6 years ago - St Pats, Ordered CoH, email fixed, bro rant, work issues
7 years ago - St Pats, Purim, post #5490
8 years ago - many now-dead links, last sentence quiz, doctor, newt fetch
9 years ago - St PatsGeotarget
10 years ago - Papal Apology
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our first cauliflour of the new garden blooms!

Also, Free comic book day... third since we've been married. :)

Cosmic Encounter at Aardvark - maybe we'll pick it up sometime? We got an apples to apples expansion set.

1 year ago - technology make us ruder?, 27 dresses, massive

2 years ago - freeciv / freecol, lj posts turned to audio posts, annmarie garden

3 years ago - 8333, palm diet, catagoriz, meanface, bro drama, stupid math tricks, tales to astonish

4 years ago - Cyberman cameo, all caps, bush mashup, best way to fight a vampire, Spanish frog, near-noggin hit, bus-cam pics, pulp book covers, zombie raccoon pic, geek/travel, interview meme

5 years ago - nuptials, 5/5, bad dream, vanishment poll, quizzes

6 years ago - highlander badgers, 20q, misc news stories, Newton at Rate my kitten, CJ issues

7 years ago - lovey day, PBJ time, remote rats, plant caregiving

8 years ago - misc news, sleep station with newt, TCUPGeotargetVisitor Map
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So... a nice little reprieve from Gustav for New Orleans. I hope everyone (Louisiana, Florida, and everywhere else) continues to dodge Hanna, Ike and Josephine. Note 3 years ago today, below.

The DNC homepage makes no mention of John McCain. The RNC page has a ton of attacks on Obama and Biden. That's something. Not sure what, but it's something.

BHK put me on to Disaster Dioramas - I'm partial to the Hindenburg, but I suspect that she's more into the Titanic.

Tonight we went to Ledos, and got the greasiest white pizza ever. Tummy trouble is likely to follow. we didn't bother keeping half of it. I hate wasting money and food - I suspect it'll take a lot for us to return there. Got maggie moo's as a after yuck treat - I got mint chocolate chip with chocolate sprinkles and brownie bits - BHK got carrot cake ice cream with peanut butter sauce. It was pretty good, if odd. I've got a love-creeped out relationship with cake-batter flavored ice cream.

Added bonus was at the photography center next door - we saw an orange kitten (about 3 mos) named Charlie playing with his humans... it was very adorable, and we got to talk to the family a bit. BHK thinks it might be time to get a portrait with the lads... though I'm not sure how well-behaved Newton would be for sit-down pictures. Pye is mellow enough, but it is a strange and new environment.

I forgot to mention that on Saturday we went to Leonardtown - skipped witch rock this time, and instead visited a few nifty bookstores - including one made from an old bar. I can't remember the name but it was a nifty old-school mass of books just reaching back into the far back - also went back to White rabbit and got BHK a Raven Puppet to go with her Edgar Allan Poe, a yarn store (Crazy for Ewe ) with a hostess who was very nice and kept staring at BHK's lime-vanilla ice, a model train shop and the do-dah deli... later, we went to Aardvark to pick up Pentago - BHK beat me 5-2... a sound victory indeed.

1 year ago - gamerz, gamers, enchanted forest w / pictures, hot fuzz, night at the museum

2 years ago - iguana mob pics, saw Accepted, impersonating liberace, nice weather for ducks

3 years ago - holiday countdown, teensy manatees, npr podcasts, disney quiz, underdog, trammel , new orleans psa, "I Don't Wanna See Anybody Give Any More Goddamn Press Conferences"

4 years ago - hurricane frances, CoH, sweet revenge, strange brew, superhero costumes, sequels, Syncretism, retreat to Danny's, newtcam pic, second thoughts, twinkie sushi, evil genius, zim and gaimajin, DCL's bday.(HAPPY B'day!)

5 years ago - nostalgia central, general upkeep, nice chatty

6 years ago - John Walker Lindh, Old Maid, debian, red flags, my tarot card, underdog

7 years ago - Reading location poll, start page, bat-music, Amazon dreams, JH Noir

8 years ago - Empathy Rating, me, and the bionic woman Geotarget
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Went to Aardvark and picked up Mosquito, Humans!!, and Toledo (BHK got comics - Archies 60's and Archies 70s, to go with her 80's book... and NYX.)

Mike kindly threw in a Zombie Fluxx flamethrower expansion pack... and we got a 1,2,5! card, too! I was surprised that we hadn't gotten that promo in the mail from the Looney Labs directly yet.. I'm glad Aardvark is looking out for us! May hang out with Mike & Tara sometime - brought 'em veggies from the garden - pickle salad recipes.

Went to the other Mexico restaurant... *that's* where the chef went! Food was great, and the decor was really sweet, too. It's usually a 7-8 at the other place, it was maybe a 8-9 at this location - a little hard to find from the road... there's another Mexican restaurant coming up on the corner - I fear that might mean trouble for Mexico's Lusby site.

While we were there, we spotted a neat kit-tricycle vehicle - see photos below. click to embiggen.

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We got home, and crashed out.. both BHK and I have been really fatigued lately... summer heat? I'm sure I left something out - I'll leave it to BHK to remind me.

Until Later, Dear journal.

Elephant painters!

A million decapitated Darth Vader heads, artistically decorated.

1 year ago - stinky on the bus doodle, meteors, metro bomb?, dresden canceled, SLorpedo, doodles, game design, newton leap pic

2 years ago - looking forward to Autumn, man who knew too much, pumpkins, que sera sera, florida health inspection resource

3 years ago - teacher memories, bro, shogun warriors (including great mazinga), 1970s Spanish Adult Movie Posters, Pic of Danny and I as heroclix fight an oncoming zombie and lobster-man menace.

4 years ago - Alabama, chatty-newt, spiky moods, war ellies, world audit, hijabs, olympic torrents, fake beheading.

5 years ago - vampire monkey dream, programming, puzzle pirates, nicotini, quizzes and kama sutra safe sex, blunt truth, mehndi designs

6 years ago - istockphoto, emergency day at work early-arrive (I wonder what'd happen if Sappho and Kev were out at the same time, now?), escape from alcatraz w/bro, misc meter quizzes, looking for cave/sea piccies

7 years ago - scud, agon, evil news, Wally out of the loop (he's still awaiting trial for some of his crimes), Thai din din, colon contents, just finding out about bubba-Ho tep

8 years ago - geophagyGeotarget Geotarget
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Let's see... What'd we do today? Stream of thought - more so than usual.

Started out late to get shots... but just as well... the doctor was late, too... and we'd have had to wait, regardless. I beat BHK at Yahtzee 2x, she got me once, while we hung out. "Good Boy Lollipop" of the day was Cherry Cola. Item of note - I think of the weekly lollipops I get from the doc... I may've eaten 3. The rest are in a bag... at this rate, we may have Halloween candy worked out... not that I'd unload tiny lollipops on trick or treaters. Actually, I'd like to bail on the trick or treaters this year, and take Allison on a ghost tour, or hit a Halloween party... or even stay in upstairs, and watch scary movies with all of our lights out.

Anyhow, back to today. After the doc, we had lunch at Mexico Restaurant - I was so hungry that no doggie bag was required. A rare occurrence... I polished off BHK's last cheese enchilada, on top of my potato flauta thingums. The enchilada sauce there is fantastic, but variable, depending on the chef on duty.

From there we went to Aardvark, and Chatted with Mike and the gang... we missed seeing Tara this time out. One of his employees was very fun to talk to, and is interested in getting BHK and I to try out D&D miniatures gaming.. we have the freebie that was given out, and it looks like a hoot. I was admiring his Xorn and Landshark figures.. very meta, as I think that they started out as random plastic toys... If there had been a owlbear or a rust monster, I'd have been sure.

We picked up Tsuro, a few generic wooden pawns of different colors (red, black, white, green, a light and a slightly darker natural wood colors), and Issue #3 of Marvel Fairy tales. It's funny to me that BHK gets more comics through my drawer there than I do... I lean to trade paperbacks rather than singles these days. The Fairy tales series is cute. Each book is pretty self-contained.

Foolishly forgot to get ice cream at Aardvark, and cold stone creamery was out, so chik-fil-a milkshake did the trick. BHK got a tiny triplet of chicken strips... they were so good that she decided that she'd like those on a platter for her birthday. (She said "instead of a cake", but heck if anyone I know is going to not have a cake without good reason!)

Swung by the mailbox, got our netflix, and then got home, and unpacked our goodies, popped some corn, and got ready to play some Tsuro while watching Machine Girl. The movie has a great trailer, but the film itself doesn't carry itself very well... we stopped watching about 20-30 minutes in. We swapped it out for Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. It's cute for a chick flick - good excuse for 4 stories in one movie, I preferred the filmmaker's tale over the others.

As for our Tsuro games - 1 tie, bhk beat me twice. I think that it'll be a lot more random, and less strategic (it's really only light strategy - each game takes about 15 minutes) with more players.. the pieces are easy on the eyes, and the rules were a little unclear about the dragon tile. All the dragon tile does is tell who got to the bottom of the draw pile, so when cards come back, they get first draw. You can really just toss out the dragon tile, and the game would be the same... maybe it's better to remind folks when 8 people are playing - as they are knocked out, the tiles they held go back into the draw.

Newton and Pye did a terribly cute nose-kiss while we watched the movie. I'm very happy that they're so social with each other.

So, BHK won the games day by 3 victories to my 2 victories and one tie game. Nicely Matched.

After Sisterhood, we puttered watching the tube a bit... but now it's time to head to snoozetown. Until later, dear journal.

1 year ago - peppers from the garden, polishing off our garden's bounty, Amy and BHK Gaming, Death kitty LOLcats Apelad

2 years ago - snakes on a plane burnout, newtcam flipside, still waitin', talking with bhk, old book scans, hal jordan (green lantern) head injuries, 5x$2, gig upgrade, hoff - king of the Internet

3 years ago - M&M bday, there will come soft rains, yahoo widgets, maybe a visit from the lisas, mp bday in 18

4 years ago - Newt hates Mondays, Beaucoupkev nominates me for prez, Solar Filament, Bradbury, Math atlas, P.I.s, Obvious Movie title

5 years ago -Bambi hunt a hoax, online games, lj diversity, comic book/cartoon thoughts, including the doom song.

6 years ago - some missing pictures, wondering about my eyes, watching TV, evil news, some palm pics, Newt pics

7 years ago - senescence, thegosis, arrival as a pod, loving thoughts

8 years ago - Buds for lunch (I'll miss that rare treat), dealing ok with winding down Geotarget
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Forgot to post this yesterday -

ATW man Crabbing.

First thing we did today was view Swarm of the Snakehead at 1 am, when BHK woke from her Pizza Hut induced torpor "nap".

We weren't disappointed. Swarm of the Snakehead was exactly what we were looking for (and didn't get) when we went to see Grindhouse. A fun, cheesy, "bad in a good way" sort of horror flick. It's most certainly more a comedy film than horror, despite the periodic moments of gore. I'd love to see this on a large screen somewhere, or better yet as a movie shown outside, on the beach... maybe projected on the side of a large white building.

Head and shoulders above any other made for Sci-fi channel stuff, ten pound would likely do quite well to shop the film to them, or a similar venue.

I may be a bit biased, because it was filmed right nearby, primarily in Easton and Oxford - a hoot picking out local spots.

I can't believe that Gunnar Hansen was both Leatherface and the "Quint from Jaws"-style Fisherman! There's range for you!

I think I'll write up a much longer and nicer review of the movie soon - I want to get some input from BHK about her perspective on the film, too. I'd say it was the highlight of our weekend, though.

After the delightful midnight movie with BHK, we tucked back into bed, and snoozed... I'd say we got up and out of the house by 11ish.

Polished off the last of the croissants from the farmer's market (I had chocolate, she had almond), BHK decided to venture forth to Aardvark and grab our waiting games. Mike and Tara were out, but the employees were swell to us.

The day was gorgeous and since we wer euntethered by any other family responsibilities (in-laws took tigger to Salem for a long weekend), we meandered around Southern Maryland, looking for a nice new spot to grab some lunch and just enjoy each other's company.

After much tooling around of St. Mary's, we eventually ended up at the Reluctant Navigator. After eating there, I understand his reluctance. The food was somewhere between meh and ok. Service, not bad - environment when we first walked in the door was "we've made a terrible mistake" but after getting past the foyer filled with old boat motors, chainsaws, and crab traps covered in dust, the clean dining area changed our tune to "oh, this is probably all right." I'd put the food at medium-low quality. somewhere in the 3-5 out of 10 range. I seriously doubt that we'll be back, unless something amazing causes us to return.

We continued on our journey, with food in our bellies - after putting some petrol in the tank, we wandered into Cecil's Old Mill, a general store and post office - pictures to follow sometime after I upload 'em. Meanwhile, check out what somd online has to offer. When I saw the logs in place, I had two thoughts. first - that's perfect for an old movie villian to strap a maiden to, and let the hero try to save her while he gets away. The second was the gravity gun usage in last night's HL2.

The old post office was my favorite, though. Lots of memorabilia everywhere.

We bought a pair of homemade brownies and a diet pepsi, and toddled on home, to water our plants right before a huge, thunder-filled rainstorm.

We had tasty sammiches for dinner, and watched our last tivo'ed Monk - where he reunites with his pop. Not a bad character dev show, but a lousy mystery solution. "We found the tie!"

Now, bedtime. Gnitght, dear journal. Have some lovely linkies.

Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds Barbie Doll

Just so you know that your family isn't so bad, dear journal -

'Cannibal relatives ate boy alive'

A seven-year-old boy was kept chained in a closet as relatives hacked off pieces of his flesh to eat, a court has heard.

In a case with echoes of the Fritzl family horror in Austria, Ondrej Mauerova was partially skinned in the closet in a cellar at his home in Kurim near Brno, in the Czech Republic, according to reports.

The abuse – involving members of a religious cult – was uncovered by chance last May when a neighbour's television baby monitor picked up graphic pictures of what was happening next door.

Ondrej and his nine-year-old brother Jakub were locked and chained in the cellar for months by their mother Klara, 31 – a member of a group called the Grail Movement.

He was caged, beaten and gagged to stop him screaming, according to reports.

Mauerova had the monitor installed so that she could watch the abuse from her kitchen but the images were picked up by a neighbour who used an identical system to monitor a newborn baby, the regional court in Brno has heard.

Police were called and the two boys as well as what appeared to be a 13-year-old girl were freed.

But the girl later turned out to have been one of the alleged abusers, 34-year-old Barbora Skrlova.

She subsequently fled to Norway before being brought back to the Czech Republic earlier this year.

Mauerova has admitted abusing her children but she said she had been manipulated by Skrlova and her own sister Katerina.

The accused are Klara Mauerova, her sister Katerina, 34; Barbora Skrlova, 33; her brother Jan Skrla and a friend Jan Turek.

1 year ago - testing twitter embedding

2 years ago - cereal mix, no bro, planning excursions, house of fun, puppy assault, question meme, poo coffee

3 years ago - playing with highlighting, Cruise vs Oprah, Jedi Squirrels, JLU, Bibleman (vs ElectraWoman and DynaGirl!), portable rotary phone, Homeless shelter stops serving bear meat, skeeters, America's most unwired cities, call, gamer has been given a suspended death sentence for killing a fellow gamer, I predict a riot, power outage, bro's trespassing

4 years ago - spidey in a dhoti, rain-sleep, bad arizona tea, cheater dream, amber cancellation, hollywood screws up, new 404 page

5 years ago - bro, ren & stimpy, dan's palm doodles

6 years ago - scooby doo, packing, checklist

7 years ago - plica, smarterchild, bloviate, orange cheese, how are you poll, pirate name, wildlife stickers!

8 years ago - unmarked, turmoilGeotarget

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It's officially a change of seasons, no matter where you live, now. Summer, here. Spring seemed to be far more brief than Winter. Happy Longest day of the year, Northern Hemisphere!

Could someone explain to me how Obama not taking public campaign funds "ruins his credibility"?

Let's see--- today -

Shots! Quick and Easy.

Didn't get to Aardvark for replacement for Catan Dice, and pick up Illuminati: Crime Lords - probably tomorrow.

Went to Annapolis to go see Zohan - I didn't realize he was going to be some sort of superhero - more fun than I'd thought- had the requisite Sandler dumbness, but it was pretty cute. A few running gags ran overlong, but it was better than I'd expected. The beginning sort of put me in the mood to see Hancock.

I'm rather saddened to hear that Get Smart is poorly rated (almost as bad as the love guru? Seriously? That bad? I haven't seen, but can only assume the words fro Guru.) - I hope that Wall-E and Hancock bring something more fun to this summer's movies. I haven't seen Indy 4 yet either, but I hope it's better than the reviews make it out to be.

Pizza at the New Pizza Hut by ATW man - not the best - I think it made BHK sick.

Picked up the mail, and noticed our screener of Swarm of the Snakehead came in! (official site)

BHK and I went down for a nap, she is sleeping heavily. (Still wasn't feeling well) - I got up after an hour, and did some work on the computer for about an hour, and then played video games for about 3 hours - (Portal, HL2, and some game mods - Pirates, Vikings and Knights II and Zombie Panic.) Tossed a little Bioshock in for good measure.

not for the easily dizzy -

cooking in 3 D

camera 3 D

sail boat in 3D

tunnel dudes

old Dude 3D

More of these: Cursivebuildings

1 year ago - Dan arrives, seaports and port authorities, trains and such, dense reading, metric system

2 years ago - tasty bean salad, Brando in superman movie, battle tubas, subway perspective art, mentos and coke, online pente, druid pocketwatch

3 years ago - GP & Batman, magic waffle pixies, yubnub, Google maps, Lore, grasshoppers, awesomedome, journal scraped

4 years ago - Summertime, silliness, doodle board, rage icon (since added), extreme heat warning, wifi bike, earbags, pudding pop poll

5 years ago - newt pic, dialects, sacred texts, monkfish, fold up robots, William Marshall RIP

6 years ago - Tope/taupe, cookie puss rap, Francesco ups the rent due to tile, bigbrother time clock installed at FMM, bird pee, random 5, lj virus

7 years ago - Bateman’s smoking cat, communion with dip, W's approval rating (pre 9/11) & quiz, languor, evil news, mushy thoughts

8 years ago - time poemGeotarget
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Ah... Shots and then free as a bird.

Ice cream at Solomon's cone island - I got a soft serve mix chocolate and vanilla w/ chocolate jimmies (erm, sprinkles), and BHK got a small vanilla soft serve cone, dipped in a cherry shell. both were yummy.

Checked out bikes... it's going to be simpler to buy one than ship mine up from Florida, I think.

Hit Aardvark and picked up a few goodies - that place is habit-forming. We headed home to play our newly aquired treats.

got Hive - pieces bigger than expected (BHK won one, I won one)
got Kahuna - We've been playing this on for ages, and discovered there was a comfy form-factor - (BHK won)
got Katan Dice - missing pad, already sent for replacement. We'll play it next week.

Also picked up Archie in the 80's for BHK, and the umbrella academy trade for myself.

played If Wishes were Fishes finally - cute game, maybe a little clunky, but could be better once learned or with more players. (I won)

Arkham Horror is a lot more complex out of the box - we weren't looking to play a 2-4 hour game, so we saved that for another night. The other games could be picked up in 5 minutes played in 20 or so. Kahuna maybe twice that.

Next games for us to play from the game pile are canasta caliente, rook, killer bunnies, gloom, marriage material, and grave robbers from outer space

Went to Selby Sub Shoppe with in-laws - I got a veggie sub w/ seasoned fries, bhk got a chicken parm w/ smiley face potatoes, Larry a burger with crinkle cut fries, Chris a garlic white pizza.

Things seen on Thursday - a toy blimp at nice & fleasy antiques



BHK also saw some cute stuff at the library, including a mosquito wearing an I pod.


and a cootie catcher.


She's caught cooties! I knew it!

Sporepedia is already publicly accessible. This is the online field guide to all the creatures people have created with Spore, and the source from which the game will eventually populate the planets you play in with AI-controlled versions of the races people have made.

The incredible thing about Sporepedia is that those thumbnail images you see are the creature files. Drag that image right from your browser to the game window, and it loads that creature in all its scampering glory. The creature’s DNA is actually coded into the metadata of a 25 kilobyte PNG image. (via James )

KINDERTRAUMA is about the movies, books, and toys that scared you when you were a kid. It’s also about kids in scary movies, both as heroes and villains. And everything else that’s traumatic to a tyke!

City of Shadows, long exposure shots of crowds in St. Petersburg, Russia by Alexey Titarenko.

1 year ago - digitized comic library, better off not saving?, starbase scottobear, interactive paper

2 years ago - dr who, good lyric stuff, aim cleanup, magic ringtone audible

3 years ago - 32 questions, dead fridge, cartoons, schedules, journal liability guide,

4 years ago - OTR, Black Eye guy, showers good, legion, corps more wealthy thangov'ts, DPD, purple turtle post-its, how to make, I get groovy sandals

5 years ago - Coco's, "If I were" meme, Danny and I get together, Bro goes to ER over hand, playstation supercomputer.

6 years ago - Newtie love, Masai Cow donation

7 years ago - lovely chats full of (LODD , evil news, eye patches, little red munkee

8 years ago - Ben Franklin, Fight Club DVD capGeotarget
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Bugah's baseball game is today - didn't drive out to VA to see him - both BHK and I love that kid to death, but we're both too sick to go up there and spread our germs to the little ones - that said, we did go to the doc for a shot.

Got shots, we played Yahtzee on the pda three times while I waited for clearance to leave, bhk does better than me in general, but I got her 2/3 games this time.

Hit the yard sale in front of the firehouse on the way home - BHK got a pair of books, something by Moning [edit - it was Darkfever ] (Highlander something) and The 13th Tale.

After a bit of rest, we decided to head to Aardvark, and picked up Arkham Horror, Grave Robbers From Outer Space and Marriage Material (as well as vol 2 of Irredeemable Ant-man, and Vol 2 of New Frontier.)

I started feeling much more poorly Saturday night - BHK is sick, and I have a severe cough, a fluid-filled chest, muscle aches, and back pain.

We started to do a puzzle, but I couldn't even stay seated at the table.... so I flopped in front fo the TV and half-watched until we tucked in, at about 9 pm.

On a lighter note - we got our first nibs and nabs from the garden!

Blueberry ... first eats produced this season by our plants... picture taken with cell phone.

0606080643.jpg - just in time to be part of breakfast

Who was part of breakfast that day... but his brothers and sisters later became part of this -


Blueberry Pie! BHK's first, and it was delicious!

1 year ago - garden pepper pic

2 years ago - LOTR online beta, valleyschwag, Newt defends me during a pirate game, yawny-poll, mermaids- traditional and feegee, monkey chow diaries, abc mp3, stealth-wing parachute, router hack, bro case update, of mice & men, freaturing superman and bizarro

3 years ago - teensy work text, human hamster balls, google-found webcams, old gi joe comics, jogging for jesus, Florida judges are tossing out DUI cases when defendants ask to see the source code for the breathalysers that busted them, Ex-deputy gets life for molesting boys, bro picked up for trespassing

4 years ago - zombie quiz, metamorpho with GP, Square-boy, Walken sings, Chainsaw owies, ST emulator, Bulldozer rampage, I go to a new host.

5 years ago - bro, pub-crawling with Danny, flowerpop clones my interests and flies off.

6 years ago - hero costume poll, sogyo poetry, fumigation finished, scopes sea monkey trial

7 years ago - baby helmet, deep sleep, grogginess, wag, folks sick all over LJ, shoe size poll, adaptation of science, spark words.

8 years ago - My life unapproved by the Comic's Code Authority

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I haven't been recalling my dreams lately. Less fitful sleep, but I wake up with a cough and some nausea most mornings. BHK made some yummy soup last night, but I wasn't up to much eating for one reason or another. Maybe I'm getting a little cold or something?

Watched the last two episodes of house... the finale was pretty sad stuff... but I dn't know how much I go in for the pseudo-surreal hypnoscapes and memory retrieval elements... and the fact that nobody checked out the jane doe was a pretty weak plot point, given the other in-depth review of the case.

Put an order in for Hive and the Mosquito expansion at Aardvark - it should be in by June 12 (a little under a week)! A little expensive, but the bakelite pieces will endure a long time.

Maybe I'll make some out of glow in the dark fimo... or do variant pieces with other bugs. How would a ladybug move... or what might a lightning bug be able to do to switch up the game?

I already fear BHK will toast me at the game... she's got a good mind for some of these logic puzzle hex territory things.. like hazienda.

Playing it online is fun, but I love the feedback of face to face and handling the game pieces. Plus, if the power goes out, you're still set. (With the exception of pente and go I prefer most all games offline.) I first coded a version of pente for my good ol' atari ST back in the day... the AI was weak, but not terrible. I think that I've learned a few more strategies since then, but there is no lack of humans to play with... and there are better AIs out there, too.

These free paper foldables are pretty keen. The cat in the vet collar is particularly inspired.

Bambi II: Oh yes... there will be blood. (thank [personal profile] theweaselking)

L. Ron Hubbard's 5 Most Impressive Lies (Besides Scientology)

1 year ago - 150 questions meme

2 years ago - tuesday like buddy holly, poetry, long phone talk, csi project, under cold blue stars, 3 girl rhumba,

3 years ago - Org of American States, South America, Local Journals, burlesque, rain to sun, icons, journey to the center of the earth, I don't much like Cap'n Jack, PO CHU-I, florida slave labor, rose garden, the Way-Outs, Spanish mixup at work.

4 years ago - D-Day / Normandy, Cold Reading, plague cookies, shockwave, meme, chill out, first appearance of [profile] eryx_uk in my comments.

5 years ago - Hobbit Pub w/danny pics, DARPA

6 years ago - Troublesome evacuation issues for fumigation

7 years ago - evil news, laconic, hobbit names, aimbot, hungry, lj DDos, glow text abuse, misc wacky html, Scotto quirk, COPS, long chat with CEJ, Rudy-fibber, poo-health chart.

8 years ago - no-thangGeotarget


scottobear: (Default)
No movie last night - instead we went to dinner with the in-laws, and after BHK and I played some boardgames. She won Labyrinth, and I took Oshi. (also discovered that the oshi set has one extra two-point piece, and one too few one-point pieces. we may play with pyramids in the future. (or penny, nickel, quarter as towers, for that matter)

Both were our first time playing - BHK got labyrinth for $1.61 at the thrift store yesterday... we've more than made our entertainment money back in a single sitting. We picked up Oshi from Aardvark a little while back, but hadn't gotten to play until last night.

Other goodies BHK picked up from the store -

  • Green Orvis Mosquito-repellant shirt for Larry
  • Green lounge pants for Chris
  • Pink Bucket hat for herself
  • Green striped shirt for me
  • a few books, including Stephen Fry's The Liar for me, and The Enchanted Broccoli Forest cookbook
  • a couple of puzzles, still sealed in the box. (corvette 1000 pc, spacewalk, homer simpson and an irish hutch)

Dreamt last night that I'd signed on to join the army for six months. Not really a dream of mine in waking life - a lot of the gang from high school were there - Steve Jacoby, James Dawsey, etc... we were all in training as sort of a semi-serious laugh. My big concern wa sthat I had to bring my own toiletries... like the army wouldn't provide deodorant or shampoo.

thanks, ecto -

The first 2 parts of the “lost” film Italian Spiderman has been up for a week or two now and it looks to be just as ridiculous — and awesome — as the trailer had indicated. Give me Franco Franchetti (R.I.P) with his porn-star moustache and pump-action shotgun over Toby McGuire any day.

Italian Spiderman Movie - Episode 1 and Episode 2 [YouTube]

via rejectomorph -

SurLaLune, a huge website full of fascinating stuff about fairy tales:
"SurLaLune Fairy Tales features 47 annotated fairy tales, including their histories, similar tales across cultures, modern interpretations and over 1,500 illustrations."

1 year ago - BHK dominates in SSX, priates 2, spies like us, convert stuff to other stuff, good eats, BHK gets me some Hawaiian shirts

2 years ago - Iron Giant, Swarm, Cim-nim toast, cookie monster graffiti, ping pong kitties, bus stop sunrise, OTR, porch entry, graypumpkin gamecock, x4, on call, fruit pies, podcasts

3 years ago - Celine Dion as MJ, Tragic Darth, Boynton Tasering, great sunset, Firpo, MSK in NM w/UTI, look-around camera, sex-pred lj, chat w/sammy, tyrant in the house?, human trafficking, 20 questions meme

4 years ago - Dan visit and a caveman waitress, speaker scam, call me Q.

5 years ago - isketch, skeletor & gang, Scott-heroes, Wold Newton, I LIKE stuff, ugly Oz from MacFarlane toys

6 years ago - virus spam, moment of zen, gute fahrt, pet psychic, Crossing over guy,newtcam banner (Never did see it in rotation.), homepage design ideas

7 years ago - |337 translation guide, parse, fun turtle fact, ultrasonic cheesecharacteristics, Hello Kitty Douche, lj portal, long distance distress

8 years ago - nothin'GeotargetVisitor Map

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Power went out last night at about midnight or thereabouts... my CPAP shut down, so I had a lovely night of snoring over poor BHK's shoulder.

Showered and shaved in the rainy dawn-dark this morning - fortunately, I had a company polo shirt to wear, since the iron doesn't work sans juice, either.

I wonder how the Old Order Amish feel when they hear that the "English" (non-Amish) are fretting about not having any electricity?

Worse than the lack of power was the severe flooding and high winds.

Statement as of 6:39 AM EDT on May 12, 2008

... Flood Watch remains in effect until 2 PM EDT this afternoon...

* expect moderate to heavy rain to continue through the early
morning hours. Rain will taper off from the southwest to
northeast in the afternoon. An additional one to two inches of
rain is possible.

* The heavy rain will cause streams and creeks to overflow their
banks. Also... urban areas prone to poor drainage will be
susceptible to flooding. As the water works its way into the
rivers... river flooding will be possible in the upper Potomac
and Shenandoah basins.

Now - power is back on at the house, and no more flood warning for Calvert County.

After work, went to the back doctor - much more fruitful response this time. getting my epidural, physical therapy and etc... hopefully a bit more productive than "no hope blah blah" from last one. I get my epi in about a week, a flexion exercise program, ultrasound, electrical stim, and massage.

Saw Aardvark's Tara in her other work duds at Panera... she cleans up well! BHK and she gabbed a bit - the 2nd store is now closed primarily due to crooked employees making off with merch. Upside, that's more time for them to be social.. maybe we'll hang with them sometime soon! The Lusby store rocks the party that much more, too.

Ah, Virginia. You never let me down with the custom plates.

No relation to the flooding post, prior.

Two books for me to investigate library-wise. We saw 'em at the bookstore last week, and I think they'll be better as temporary reads rather than permanent additions to our collection. I may change my mind after reading 'em.
books to investigate at the library

books to investigate at the library

Don't Throw It Out, and Monster 1959.

1 year ago - clematis and tigger pics, chris hijacks bhk, saturday car pics

2 years ago - poofy newt pic, plans for sept, new monkey species, score as beast

3 years ago - Bro drama, Kidz Bop doing "Since U Been Gone", Regressive Imagery Analysis, movie meme, chimp paintings on auction, Oscar Wilde on Journals, RID analysis

4 years ago - got a new pda, payphones vanishing, invisible landlord, bro house arrest

5 years ago - PT, PI snooping about tom, cream soda, bro caught with mike & other craziness

6 years ago - Mom's day Breakfast, dsl breaks, quality time with SA, poem

7 years ago - New Star trek series, freedom fighting fiction, DNA passes, hot shower and walkies. (glowfilter)Geotarget

scottobear: (monkeypulse)
Got my shots early - we had time to visit an awesome church yard sale / flea market. I got a webcam for $5 (retails for $40, minimum) - Coming soon now there'll be a Pyecam featuring Newt as well as a Newtcam Featuring Pye!

Additionally, BHK got some cute crafty hair-clips, I got my grubby mitts on assorted baked goods. (A cupcake, a brownie and half of a chocolate nut cookie)

Additionally, we obtained a few boardgames and a card game - all in well-loved boxes, medieval or ancient Greece themes, and with all the pieces. Reviews to follow.

After the sale, we hit Free Comic Book Day. Did we get lots of loot there? Why, yes, dear journal! The only thing we didn't get was the Gumby comic... I eased that wound with a new game - Oshi. We also got a pair of Iron Man movie heroclix and two bounty hunters from the star wars miniatures game. We beat the Aardvark staff to the store by about 10 minutes. (They open at noon.)

That reminds me, I need to send a Larry the zombie to Kat and GP.

After Aardvark - we hit Maerten's to pick up BHK's silver bean necklace and box chain; then off to Cheeseburger in Paradise to play hangman and have some lunchies.

 It didn't agree much with BHK and my guts... maybe a bit more greasy than we're used to.

More new arrivals at Thanks!

I could go for some banana bread, or a blueberry muffin.

Hey! It's World Naked Gardening Day!(nsfw) (via flying-blind, via an unknown quantity.)

I won't be participating - I'm sure my neighbors would thank me.

totally unrelated:

A DOLPHIN was killed when it collided with another dolphin while performing a mid-air trick at a Florida marine park.

1 year ago - Bro arrested, 40 lb cat, freecol

2 years ago - lj bumps, free legal streaming shows, mail form ilene and bubbles, superman returns, ad-free lyrics, wooden pc case mods,

3 years ago - no goat butter, hotmail down, mongolian deathworm, mzk pimps maressa, music quiz, snl conspiracy theory rock, orlando hooker mugshots, religio-quiz, Kamandi song

4 years ago - teacher appreciation week, rockfish, locals, time travel, discworld 15, Rainy day, clues, silly photos

5 years ago - words, artificial hippocampus, scavenger hunt, stupid cheese, word ties

6 years ago - entry loss, how newtie was adopted, bus and such

7 years ago - diastema, baba yaga, lamprey eel brain in a robot, clue-by-four, pococurante, deadly sin pollGeotarget

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18 month anniversary today. After work, BHK and I headed out to Silver Spring to meet up with Sirenity, Leagle_beagle555 and Chrishaas. Friendly folks and meeting was long overdue.

I forgot my camera, so I'm depending on Sirenity for picture documentation later on. We had a nice time and conversation over supper - more to follow as I think of it.

Ultraportable / subnotebook comparisons

New back drugs are - Lyrica, Cyclobenzaprine and Nabumetone. I want to do a bit more research on 'em before I take them. Nabumetone in particular had a lot of nasty, scary warnings in the information text.

I am glad that they're not habit-forming, and have a lot of pretty decent write-ups so far.

Dell will be offering Windows XP pre-installed on their computers past the June 30 cut-off date. Computers purchased with Vista Business or Vista Ultimate past June 30 will come with a copy of XP Pro. Dell plans to simply install that copy upon request to save users a step. Perhaps this will help Microsoft officials make up their minds about another extension.

According to F-Secure, over 500,000 webservers across the world, including some from the United Nations and UK government, have been victims of a SQL injection. The attack uses an SQL injection to reroute clients to a malicious javascript at, or, which use another set of exploits to install a Trojan on the client's computer. As per usual, Firefox users with NoScript should be safe from the client exploit, but server admins should be alert for the server-side injection. Brian Krebs has a decent writeup on his Washington Post Security Blog, Dynamoo has a list of some of the high-profile sites that has been hacked, and for fun you can watch some of the IIS admins run around in circles at one of the many IIS forums on the 'net.

I need to remember that free comic book day is coming May 3... next weekend! Will I forget? Probably. But it's exciting to not write it down anywhere else and then rediscover. I wonder what loot Aardvark will have for us? I hope issues of Gumby and Hellboy (and maybe an Iron Man heroclix figure?) will be left.

I should scope out umbrella academy - probably my fave freebie book from last time - I could go for a trade paperback, if available.

Just so you know - I have never, ever pistol-whipped anyone, dear journal. Please don't make me change that situation.

more question memealeemadingdongs
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KINSHASA (Reuters) - Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men's penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft.

Reports of so-called penis snatching are not uncommon in West Africa, where belief in traditional religions and witchcraft remains widespread, and where ritual killings to obtain blood or body parts still occur. Read more... )

"It's real. Just yesterday here, there was a man who was a victim. We saw. What was left was tiny," said 29-year-old Alain Kalala, who sells phone credits near a Kinshasa police station.

1 year ago - concert recap, license plate seen, wendy's, lj-spam, highland fest promo / tree pics

2 years ago - camo man, free cone, gorillaz, dictator octopus

3 years ago - Commercial, Dr Who poot episode, hair-neck-man, good weather, pope palpatine, Tomi voice, Newt sleepies, Dave at Poorhouse, Condoms to saris, ashcroft not scared of calicos, King Tut Coming (it ends this week), kind words from mootpoint

4 years ago - RHL, dumb laws, Rubezahl

5 years ago - doctor and drugs, grasshoppers and micropet, letter to bro, distractions (anagrams, phone spellings, etc)

6 years ago - SOP, copyright, scarecrows in the herb garden, Tunguska, kisses, wind dreams

7 years ago - BJ's Bday, hobbledehoy, ages of sexual consent around the world, sleep-station pictures, hungry, more rights gone, character / gaming memories,xfl=pos, teeny tiny farm animals and milk ring from KellieGeotargetVisitor Map

scottobear: (family)
We rested the bulk of Saturday, but went out yesterday evening to hit good ol' Aardvark Comics - picked up the Showcase Jonah Hex, the 50th Anniversary edition of Diplomacy, and a few other nibs and nabs - BHK subscribed to her first book (Avengers Fairy Tales - 4 part series), and I got the latest All Star Superman. Good stuff, that Superman. Post Aardvark, we hit a local Japanese food place... benihana sort fo place with sushi. The stuff was better than most, not as awesome as Joss. Oh! I almost forgot! We stopped at Rita's for "fro-yo". I got the fat free stuff, and I think the chemistry hit my gastric centers a little too heavily. I'll be calling them diarRhita's for the foreseeable future. The problem resolved itself quickly, however.

Today, Lounged most of the morning, - Was going to hit the car show with Larry and BHK, but it was rained out. Left the house abuot noon, got a haircut, and then zipped off with BHK to have lunch with Cathi & Dave at Mexico. Mexico was a little off of their game, but it was still yummy. Post feeding, we paused at the Dunkirk Starbucks for a couple of hours of Apples to Apples over water, coffee and a little late dessert. (I won all games played... I feel a little bad about that, because I'm not really there to win, just to socialise and be silly. Psych-ops tactics work especially well with that crew.) Ended the day with a quick buzz of the local wal-mart, and then home to chill out and prep for Monday.

1 year ago - walkabout pictures (DC area), SMIB

2 years ago - loki, fundraiser, 33 questions, morning pictures, palm post bro, tree dream

3 years ago - appointment, bro homeless, electron thoughts, videos, broken umbrellas, space 1999:waka waka, 300 island resort, typo on bus, walkies pictures, beaten barricade

4 years ago - smelly books, surreal compliments, passover joke, vampire game

5 years ago - sleeveless smock, downloadable toons, bunky kabalarians, colossal squid, CoC props.

6 years ago - landlord visit, green monkey pizza, pop pardoned the knights templar,nazi-looking stamp, Japanese business card etiquette, movies, tubers

7 years ago - Killer noise, looking for a job as a flaneur, Dave & Cathi PreggersGeotarget

9189 - sun

Mar. 9th, 2008 09:58 pm
scottobear: (museum fart (Dan Travels))
Turned the clocks and we stayed in bed pretty late. We finally got up and at 'em at about noon.. er, 1pm.

I neglected to mention our trip to the B.I.G. book sale after shots yesterday... one giant blue ikea bag's worth of books for $30. BHK got a ton of cookbooks, Edith Wharton, and some Ursula LeGuin - about 17 or so - I got a time-life book for Larry (with the "look and feel" of real hand-tooled leather!) on railroading, and picked myself up a few things, too (about 15 books) - Including Gene Wilder's Autobiography, John Stewart's Naked Pictures of Famous People (already read... it's no Cruel Shoes. Additionally, I snagged a bunch of random stuff - Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett ,(fun to see the Baltimore side of classic pulp fiction) a ton of other pulps and misc sci fi/ fantasy. Biggest weakness of being such a book magpie is our lack of shelving (see left side of image in newtcam ). BHK will be grabbing some more shelves for us later this week, I think.

I think we made out AOK there! - Thanks to BHK for reminding me of probably the best part of yesterday!

Anyhow, as far as sunday goes - We rose late, grabbed a sammich or two for the road - BHK, the love cube and I all rolled comfortably to points south. First stop was Aarvarks.. sadly, my schedule was off, and none of my books had arrived yet. I hope my Jonah Hex Showcase is there next time! They still have a ton of treehouse and fluxx... and I realised we *still* are late about sending off eryx's loot. at this rate, it'll be easter before he gets a christmas treat!

Instead of normal fare, we got the new Tank Girl Compilation and Gloom Cookie - Tank girl is looking pretty good these days.. she's weathered the movie well. I'll probably pick one up to give to ol' danny for next time.

Post Aardvark, we swung by McD's for a shamrock shake. It's a tradition! The taste was good, though the mint was subtle... the shake itself was a fine neon green.

From last year - still the same - I wonder if we'll see my rainy-day chicken stalker this year? I sort of hope so.

Shamrock shake!

Nicely dosed on dairy, mint and dye - it was time to sally forth to the wal-mart. Obtained much-needed undershirts, and not so needed, but still cool dinosaur and robot easter eggs... pictures to follow. Surprisingly, BHK didn't want the girly-girl eggs. Also snagged into the wild for larry.. the kids parents live nearby, interesting to see someone you know represented in movie form.

Closed the day with a trip to Mexico to visit with Tina M and Matt O... Tina was a little quiet, but we all chitty chatted about misc stuff - mostly food and travel.

1 year ago - David and Gill visit, movies and feed.

2 years ago - New brain arrives, peel, crack sellin', swing on a star

3 years ago - banana man, dindin with mom, hollow men, voted, did a good deed, renewed domain until 3/11/2008

4 years ago - cool snail mail, Best commentary on "the Passion", star trek on ice, Spalding Gray found, lj spam, SOP

5 years ago - Laundry w/bro, flaming justice, birds with arms, hulk dance

6 years ago - Who are you quiz, seven wonders, breakfast for dinner, Bfast poll

7 years ago - declaration of love, celeb pet names, payday, tmbg, yeti-scottoGeotarget

9054 - sat

Feb. 9th, 2008 09:51 pm
scottobear: (Newtie Yawn)
Standard morning - good ol' allergy shots. BHK noted that the reception area was more flirty with me than usual... I didn't think so, but I got teased by the Mrs. all the way to Maerten's, where we finally got BHK her engagement ring... 16 months after we got married! I'm happy that the designs worked out as well as they did.... The gang there were very good about the whole development process, and are always wonderful to work with. Jamie and Heather were especially caring and diligent throughout. Kudos to them!

cad development shots -


design sketches and wax molds for the gold casting


Cameraphone shot - doesn't really capture the color, but the size is there... I'll have to take a side view to show the ports better. I'm pleased at how well it goes with her wedding band.

see Dandelion Wine, chapters 28-29.

Chapter 28-29 (The Swan) — Bill Forrester, with Douglas at his side, orders lime-vanilla ice at the soda fountain. His unusual request catches the attention of ninety-five year old Helen Loomis who invites him to visit her house tomorrow. Bill complies, and he and Helen start a friendly conversation about the appearances people keep up for each other, that soon diverges into Loomis acting as a "Time Machine" similar to Colonel Freeleigh to transport Bill into the pyramids of Egypt . Bill comments on how comfortable he feels talking to her, and Helen replies by reminding him that she's only an old woman. While lounging in his chair, Bill attempts to envision her as being young again; he succeeds for a moment in seeing "the swan," which he unintentionally says out loud, strangely disquieting Helen.

Bill continues to visit Helen every day for two and a half weeks, but only on the last day does he tell her what motivated him to visit her in the first place: a photograph taken of her when she was twenty. He had seen the picture in the newspaper for the town ball and intended to go to the ball to seek the beautiful girl it showed, until someone told him that the picture had been taken a long time ago and had been used by the newspaper every year since then to advertise the ball. Helen replies with an overview of a young man she once knew in her youth who was handsome but wild and reckless; he left her, but when she saw Bill at the fountain that day, she was strongly reminded of him — almost as if he was a reincarnation of her former companion.

Some time later, Bill finds Helen writing a letter addressed to him. Helen explains to him that she will be dead in a few days, and that the letter she is writing will come to him then. When Bill attempts to protest about the lack of time they have had together, Helen says that she believes that they will meet again sometime later — possibly in reincarnated forms. She tells him to marry and live happily, but says that he has to die before the age of fifty in order to ensure that when they are reincarnated, they will be of the correct ages and be able to meet and fall in love with each other.

Two days later, Bill receives the letter. Inside it is a note reading, "A dish of lime-vanilla ice."

BHK and I timed it right.

My turn to get some goodies... we stopped off to pick up some comics at aardvark - noticed they have a lot of treehouse and a more looney labs games in stock. I picked up showcase presents - justice league of america (eyed metamorpho, and ordered jonah hex ) , new abe sapien mini series, devi for bhk, all star superman #8 w/ zibarro

Stopped off at Mexico on the way home for some veggie taquitos, and full as happy little ticks, we rolled home in order to spend much of the rest of the day in bed, reading comics and snuggled up under the covers with the kitties.

Visited the in-laws for a moment to show off the ring and just say howdy...They were going to come over later for supper, but never made it. We'll catch up with 'em tomorrow.

About 6-7pm, I got notice that the conversion to the new software at work had gone through, so I spent a few hours making sure elements were up to snuff for monday... I'm going to review it more tomorrow morning, but it was nice to get the bulk of it out of my hair this early. Sooner it's looked at, the sooner the problem spots can be removed - or so the theory goes.

1 year ago - taste test, dave at codered, BHK girls day out

2 years ago - an owl!, tree pic, space piggy hits, plans with Dan to see wicked (canceled), home cost estimator, floating wind turbines, homeless man beating,

3 years ago - Rooster year, Kerby, palm doodle, nifty dolls, web-flowers, ljers who kill, machine gun vs katana, google maps, living with a corpse

4 years ago - RIP, J.S. , meme, Long distance , layers, GA success

5 years ago - tittles, palm pics, Pondering Newt getting pooch bro, incubus

6 years ago - bro email, morty the cylon, Emily Dickinson, Tulpas, links

7 years ago - Mooning over lies, lj drama, loneliesGeotarget

9026 - sun

Jan. 13th, 2008 10:09 pm
scottobear: (psychedelikitty! (crazy newt))
We took it easy today, as per our usual Sunday... BHK and I woke and puttered a bit, at at The Frying Pan before heading to Aardvark's to use the gift certificate we got from the Newsies. We picked up family fluxx, my comics and a few deck boxes for our card games - with the bonus stuff for Zombie and regular fluxx, they've rather outgrown the cardboard boxes they came in. I was pleasantly surprised to see a nice display of looney labs stuff there - werewolf and and assortment of Fluxx decks is a sign of good fun.

If all goes according to plan, Bugah will be staying with us next weekend - I'll be recovering from the dentist, but playing wii and just generally goofing around should be a great time for us all. Maybe we can convert him to playing fluxx, too.

In other gaming news - Half-life 2 progressing in a fun way, slowly - about 10 min of game play each time... playing on the airboat right now. Just made it to the red barn. Total Playing time: 4 hrs past 2 weeks (all pc games, including peggle, portal, team fortress 2, counterstrike, hl2, and so on) I'm just not hardcore anymore... if I ever was. Too much fun stuff to do in meat-space - video gaming is usually what I do while I wait for BHK to get ready to go out.

We were planning on heading over get groceries and then to the in-laws to set up some trains, but we grew too fatigued, and just headed home to watch our backlog of psych episodes and began the business of packing up Christmas decor for another 11 months.

I don't even remember what I had for supper... Oh, wait, got it. Cheese crackers. I skipped the leftover spaghetti - will lunch that tomorrow.

1 year ago - dream ramble - voice post

2 years ago - icon snatching, lost, dr who, flickr tools, books, compusa, meeting of the daves, cool weather, birds ate my brains, prejudice map, findory,

3 years ago - Lost, romainan pop inspires .htaccess, supercar, anonymous statement meme, age act meme

4 years ago - That Stretchy Guy & That Clay Guy.

5 years ago - cops, prezzies, kidthinks

6 years ago - space commies and monkeys, dream, haiku, mothman, tarot

7 years ago - SOS, folk fest, annoyed with collapsing tabs, brian howdy, super friends drinking game Geotarget

9022 - wed

Jan. 9th, 2008 10:49 pm
scottobear: (Default)
Chris played hooky today, so I got a later ride in to work with BHK... an extra span of sleep does a world of good.

Work - solid. lots of testing, meetings planned.

After work, BHK picked me up, and we went to go see the 7pm showing of Juno at Annapolis.

There was no 7pm showing at Annapolis, despite what yahoo movies says.

So, we got tickets for the 8:20 show, did a little clothes shopping for BHK (got a new top and hat), then went to dinner at red robin (I got teriyaki pinapple veggie burger - bhk got the same with critter burger.) Bottomless steak fries are good, but only served up in tiny portions at a time.

Wandered around the hiking trail shop - looked at kayaks and bikes. Met a friendly salesman, very knowledgeable, and a know-it-all one-upsman. Steve will be who we buy from, should we come back, not the KIA.

I'm looking forward to warmer weather and heading out on the water.

Saw Juno - It was quite good, despite the overwritten "super-hip/ironic" dialogue in the first part of the movie. Nice range of characters... some I liked, some I didn't.

Cool little easter eggs in I am Legend. Sadly, I'm boycotting it now, (plus BHK doesn't want to see it either)... Will Smith's a Scientologist?

The Daily News reports:

Will Smith has joined the ranks of Hollywood power players actively recruiting for the Church of Scientology. Big stars traditionally distribute “wrap presents” to crew members after completing a film. His recent gift after wrapping next summer’s comedy “Hancock” was a card good for a personality test at your local Scientology center.

Thanks, but no thanks, Fresh Prince.

random q&A meme

1.) What's a difference between you and the last person to hug you?
I'm a goofy hairy boy and she's a clever and pretty, pretty princess.

2.) Do you believe that there's always room in your heart for your first love?
The heart has capacity for infinite love.

3.) Where is the next place you will travel to?
A step forward in time and space... getting off of the subway.

4.) Why did you kiss the last person you kissed?
Because I love her, and I like to kiss her!

5.) Have you ever worn the opposite sex's underwear?
yup! boy shorts for girls count, right?

8.) When was the last time you cried?
Last weekend. Overtired + pain = wet eyes

9.) Do you say sexy a lot?
No, not really.

10. ) When was the last time you had a sleepover?
I'm not sure... either Jill and David, or Amy and Tina, or the Newsies. About 4-5 months ago?

11.) Is there something you are waiting on?
Just the usual... more info about condo stuff, BHK's ring development, and thus and such

12.) What's something you currently want?
I'm pretty set. More hours in the day to spend with BHK, relaxing.

14.) Do you want to get married & have children one day?
Already at the first half of that equasion. second half, probably won't.

15).Do you still think about your ex's?
I wonder what happened to a few of them here and there... occasionally an odd wind blows news my way of one or another.

16).How old were you when you had your first kiss?

17).If you could ,would you date a goth?
You can tell this is a tween survey. I'd probably date anyone who wasn't into hurting themselves or others, and is generally kind.

18.) Ever made out in a pool?
Smooched, sure.

19.) When was the last time you took a shower?
This morning

20.) Have you ever gambled in a casino?
To a limited extent - slots

21.) Do you like to have long hair or short hair?
I like both... currently short is easier and more professional.

22.) What's your favorite place you've traveled?
St. Aug was a lovely time on the honeymoon.

23.) Do you like ice-cream?
dern tootin'!

24.) What's your favorite color?
Orange / green / purple... and earth tones like rust.

28.) Where are your mom and dad?
Mom is in florida, Dad is scattered to the winds over the Atlantic ocean.

29.)What do you want for Christmas?
I got everything I wanted... love, family, and fun toys.

30.) Last vacation destination you went to?
Does Honeymoon count? Day trips? I'd say Mt. Airy, Maryland for a picnic and tailgating fun on the side of the mountain.

32.) Do you like to eat ice?
Lime Vanilla Ice!

33.) What's your favorite place to shop?
Aardvark's! Or Online.

34.) When do you go to sleep?
11ish, or when we get sleepy!

36.) Would you ever consider moving to another state to be with the one you love?
Did and done.

37.) Do you like sushi?
Yup. Joss is local and awesome.

38.) Do you lie?
I've been known to, but I feel honesty is generally the best policy.

39.) Do you have empty bottles of alcohol hidden somewhere?
Not that I know of!

42.) Own bright colored underwear?
yup. Yellow Smiley Boxers!

45.) Are you going to have a good night?

46.) Do you have strange dreams?
Yes, when I remember them.

49.) What are you listening to?
Music on my pda... voodoo lounge music - Two zombies later

50.) Have you ever had your heart broken?
Sure... but hearts heal.

51.) What's something you learned today?
I am a static electricity dynamo... white and blue sparks leap from my hands to any grounding source within a foot of me... even through fabric or animal hide.

52.) Are you happy?
I am.

53.) What did you do today?
See the rest of this entry!

1 Year ago - Appalachians trip, took it easy and watched tv, ate doggies.

2 years ago - Japanese Spidey, Heroclix for Ambush bug, piggy bank kid, ants guy, palm doodle, andy in jail, walkabout thoughts, bigfoot pic, gamera, grappling hook, boosh

3 years ago - Mel's fingernail falls off, we surf the web, 3.6 million nickels stolen, distance home meme, quarter bin craving, monkeys & crackers, happy feet

4 years ago - dynamic address assigning, Artist under the influence of LSD, My Messy Office

5 years ago - prisoner on the brain, Names, Antarctica, EO-letters

6 years ago - paper models, walkies, coming events, EO-mashnote

7 years ago - paranoia, recorder, odigoGeotarget

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Spent the day just lounging and folding laundry - Watched 95% of Tin Man... not terrible, not great. I think the 6 hours could've been boiled down to 2-3 really good hours.  Something that probably looked cool on the storyboards, but implemented a little weakly.

The only thing we did today was go out and get the mail... nice grab - Kev got me the 4 DVD "final edition / directors cut / us / euro release" set for Blade Runner, and Misti & Co. hooked us up with a $50 gift certificate to Aardvark's - our friendly neighborhood gaming/comic shop.

Polar Bear Plunge will still happen, unless it gets *really* cold by Tuesday morning.

BHK and I are recovering well from the visits of my Mom and Wilton... it's fun to host folks, but it's also nice for some alone-time too.

I'll be slowly catching up with last week's entries - so much happening that I've not had too much time to document the events.




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