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Downright warm today at 61F. I really didn't even need to wear a jacket today.

I like the word folderol.

I still have a little trouble understanding how Aflac or similar programs could be beneficial to me over and above my other health insurance... it doesn't seem like it's of much utility to my situation, but perhaps I'm mistaken. I don't know it it's me, or if the folks explaining it sort of missed my personal buttons. (Most of the talk sounded a bit like standard insurance fear-mongering.) The whole medical / insurance system really gets my goat sometimes - there's always a feel of a protection racket itching in the back of my skull.

Heard through the grapevine that my ex's home went into foreclosure. I pity her, but I don't know the whole situation. I hope that she and her family find a good place to crash and get cover... seems like a heck of a thing to happen at Christmas.

Thinking good thoughts about BHK today. She has been working very hard for quite some time on multiple difficult projects. Digging up old records is tough ... the chain of information is full of weak links. I remember how annoying it was just to shift information between Comcast and Verizon - slip that same information between state and federal agencies, and it only adds to the mountain of paperwork, receipt of careless service and red tape.

I have the urge to map out my office building (at least the floor I'm on), our house in North Beach, and maybe some of WMATA in a fps engine like counterstrike or half-life, just to do it. Home wouldn't be a huge undertaking, and I have the layout of the tower... but the subway might be tricky. Given the huge number of mods out there already, it wouldn't surprise me if it already existed in some rippable form.

I wanted my own radio station when I was in High school... call letters WMBT - wombat radio.

After work, we visited the in-laws for a bit.... watched The Santa Clause. It's sort of nice to have fun family nearby. Nobody else had seen the film, which was received well enough.

1 year ago - christin reviews eragon, my Xmas stocking, got a train to put under the tree. (Larry gave me some track extension this year!)
pictures taken - more xmas tree

2 years ago - pizza and narnia, santa poll, lenses, feliz navidad, cousin billy, clydee card, walkies pix

3 years ago - damned don't dance, Mel's Gramma, shopping, vote switch software, Hardee's Monster thickburger, UFO theme popular, Gigantor

4 years ago - sleepyhead , mugger caught on lj audio, Epipelagic and Mesopelagic Animals, misc

5 years ago - Newt with his feet up, Froogle gets rolling, VB memos, given serious sam by msk

6 years ago - Linus Recounts the reason for Christmas, segway thoughts

7 years ago - Hell week day 2, the psychic, longfellow Geotarget

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Hm... some more good reviews on the DC to NYC bus - I wonder how much cheaper it is than the speedy-train?

BHK talked to PG county's Sheriff's Internal Affairs about the car chase a little while back. I'll be interested to see what comes of it - I only wish I would've been home with her at the time.

Treat from BHK! Yum. Tastes great,
looks far too brown for human consumption.

DSCN5906

Found out yesterday that someone I used to know very well is very deep in debt. I wonder what happened? I probably really don't want to know.

We haven't seen Louise for a month... I wonder where she's been?

Flying_blind has a better entry about the ljopoly board and a lot of the recent drama - than I would make, so here's a link.

I'm backing up my LJ pretty much once a week, just so I have a copy for when either inclination or necessity require me to put my stuff either on my own website, or transfer it to a different one. I suspect that neither will happen too soon, but it's probably going to take place eventually.

Cruel 2 B Kind is a game of benevolent assassination.


At the beginning of the game, you and a partner-in-crime are assigned a secret weapon. To onlookers, it will seem like a random act of kindness. But to a select group of other players, the seemingly benevolent gesture is a deadly maneuver that will bring them to their knees.


Some players will be slain by a serenade. Others will be killed by a compliment. You and your partner might be taken down by an innocent group cheer.


You will be given no information about your targets. No name, no photo, nothing but the guarantee that they will remain within the outdoor game boundaries during the designated playing time. Anyone you encounter could be your target. The only way to find out is to attack them with your secret weapon.


Watch out: The hunter is also the hunted. At the beginning of the game, you and your partner will also be assigned your own secret weakness. Other pairs of players have been given your secret weakness as their secret weapon, and they're coming to get you. Anything out of the ordinary you do to assassinate YOUR targets may reveal your own secret identity to the other players who want you dead.


1 year ago - finished pride & pred / monkey politics, Newt pic, kid rolling ajoint on the bus, solar powered sun bricks, firkin, 8500, flying model plane in miami, flight plans to maryland

2 years ago - deepest sender, jumping pictures, walkabout autostitch, mangrove tunnels

3 years ago - tmbg thoughts, sugar water vid, space issues, Rick James dead, Burpin' at Newt, Magical Trevor, cocktail demons, nifty charts, Newt Videos, CoH Pix

4 years ago - Zombies, Army Men, mean cannibal pudding, time travel spam, vampire game, celeb phone calls, cej chat, bro request

5 years ago - Earth and Beyond Playtest, Kev & Bailey, fat parrots, french fry girl palm doodle

6 years ago - harried, inculpate, plane lands just down the road on andrews as a makeshift runway and kits my regular bus, wondering about lj's image server (still not ready!), happy thoughts, magic can of soda

7 years ago - grumping, Space cowboys shows old man butts Geotarget
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GeotargetTwo new superhero drawing memes -

Green Lantern and Superboy. I doubt that they'll catch on as much as the Batgirl one did (With nearly 1000 people doing drawings), but the variety of art on a single subject is really enjoyable. If I were still supers-gaming, there'd be a lot of raw material to harvest for costume / character thoughts, too.

Flickr keywords still seem to work for batgirl, though the others haven't quite taken off yet.



Chinese New Year 4703 (of the Dog) starts a week from today - 1/29/06



I miss CEJ a bit right now... I wonder what she's been up to the last year or two. I saw D also got a livejournal about six months ago, no entries, it seems that it exists just to read another author's filtered entries.



Bro has a new (used) Nissan truck, an X-box, and PS2 again... new games. Moving north has been exchanged for shacking up with some supposedly drug-free woman in Hollywood. She's got to be a bit older than him, has a 19 year old son that doesn't live at home with her. (Bro is 33). We'll see how that works out.



Lost suspicions:Read more... )



That episode of spiderman I uploaded to youtube has been viewed 33,254 times as of this writing. good heavens.



Moment of lyric (mp3 - via [livejournal.com profile] aclaire)

He deals the cards as a meditation
And those he plays never suspect
He doesn't play for the money he wins
He doesn't play for the respect
He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden law of probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance

I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that's not the shape of my heart

He may play the jack of diamonds
He may lay the queen of spades
He may conceal a king in his hand
While the memory of it fades

I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that's not the shape of my heart
That's not the shape, the shape of my heart

And if I told you that I loved you
You'd maybe think there's something wrong
I'm not a man of too many faces
The mask I wear is one
Those who speak know nothing
And find out to their cost
Like those who curse their luck in too many places
And those who smile are lost

I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that's not the shape of my heart
That's not the shape of my heart




1 year ago - Worked late, EN's cable out, sad- sickymel, busy phone, amber alert, great day to be alive theme

2 years ago - Year of the monkey!, new icons, act like a monkey, a fellow ljers house burns down

3 years ago - honey rant, healing hands, newt pic, cuss control, cold snap

4 years ago - spy ware killer, stab-dream, home school poll, animal noises around the world, sound

5 years ago - IMT theft, be good, take it easy surfing at work, Model of the modern super-criminal, birthday wish

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GeotargetIf you haven't yet, please install this security fix.



The Dan-man and I went out to an all-you-dare-eat buffet for Sushi/Thai/Chinese, and it was actually quite good. Afterward, we swung by Crabby Jacks to solve his caffeine needs and Miranda got a pretty awesome tip ($5 after a bill for $0.69 - the coffee was free and I had a draft) - after we hung out a bit and chitty-chatted. I told him a bit about my beliefs regarding meeting someone for a lifelong commitment at this point (I suspect odds of meeting someone that I have chemistry with, a minimum of emotional baggage, and a mutual appreciation of one another to be very, very, very slim.) Explained to him why Magda wasn't a viable option, though she and I did have a nice time together. I honestly don't know if there are any wedding bells in my future, but If I were a betting man, I know that I'd opt for "not likely." I know good couples are out there... Dave & Cathi / GrayPumpkin & Katt are two of the best examples of two pairings as well-suited for one another for life that I can think of.

In the last decade, I've had the following serious relationships:
Lees - 6 months
Eryn - 3 months
April - 4 months
Rachel - 6 months
CEJ - 2ish years, Almost 3 if you count on and off time
D - A bit over a year
Mel - 3 months
Magda - 5 months (9 minus the months where she was in Columbia)
Come to think of it, I don't have any trouble getting dates... it's the longevity that needs work. Breakups are fairly even, an assortment of reasons, from a lack of trust to a lack of interest.
Hair-wise, we've got a Blond x2, Brown x3, Black x2, and a Redhead
Tattoo-wise - 6 had ink.. some got it while I was with 'em.
Politics/Attitudes - Leftx2, Modx4, Rightx2
Readers - 4 yes, 4 no
eye color - Brown - 5 Hazel -1 Blue - 2
all were fairly chesty
I've been proposed to on two different occasions, and I honestly thought I'd end up with CEJ for life... she was the last one that gave me those sorts of feelings.

Looking back, I do pretty well, for a serial monogamist with no vehicle of his own.

Dan got me a few very nice gifts for Christmas.... No Software this year. A used book on dinosaurs, a new copy of Pratchett's Last Hero, a t-shirt and a zip-up shirt (both too small, unfortunately), a carrying case for a digital camera/palmtop, and some jalepeno peanuts. We tried out the Peking House restauant, but it had a bad vibe, so we went to the one we're more fond of dining at.



Moment of Lyric - mp3 / flash video (Here's his LJ, by the way - [livejournal.com profile] trapezzoid)

... )
This is boring... Yes, I'm falling,
but it's taking quite a while.
My destination is impending.
Might as well go out in style.
I put my arms out to the skies,
whistle a tune and close my eyes,
trying to briefly realize perpetual motion.
... )




Big Hole Simulator

Uses the Google Maps API to tell you where you'd end up if you started digging a hole through the Earth at a certain geographic point. (thanks, [livejournal.com profile] qdot!)



1 year ago - Started using my paypal to go to charity, carnivore pigeons, Video-time with Mel, newt pics, prosperity gospel

2 years ago - outing review, saw Val & Rhonnie, google specific search, Bollywhat, missing the big mob poll answerers

3 years ago - linky linky, one word, communications breakdown begins, nifty flying guy, Belgians link to me, Dave's clutch breaks, cold mountain movie being mad

4 years ago - rumors, comparing haunted house stories, smudge sticks (note to self, get more stuff to make more), defleshing (another news article gone...inspires me to put all my news articles behind lj-cuts for future ref) and naptime (naptime pix overwritten by other archive images)

5 years ago - dead phone, feeling love grow, Viet beer at the mall, lj & IM trouble

scottobear: (Linus Dance)

Happy Birthday, Shah-Hala!!

Happy Birthday!
Her birth was a great present to us all. Many thanks to her parents!!





Something she'd like, I'm sure - murder scenes scaled to dollhouse size, used to teach forensic science in the '40s.



It's the Gray Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!Gray Pumpkin forwarded a link to me about Mary-Sues (the phenomenon where an author somewhat unwittingly makes a character in their story who is basically the author, or an idealized/fantasy version of the author.)

The Original Fiction Mary-Sue Litmus Test

We were both reminded of a person in our old group who hit almost all of these points with her fiction.



Went out with Danny last night to Ugly Tuna Saloona. We didn't have the interest or time for a movie, but we enjoyed the hangout quite a lot... its a quiet joint in the early evening, and the servers were very attentive. (We had the same server we had last time, and I think that we were remembered from our last visit about a month ago.) I think we've found a new hangout! We still need to check out the new casino.

Big Kahuna called right as we were sitting down ... she wanted me to go back to the office and burn a cd, but fortunately it can wait until this morning.

I do my follow-up presentation at Kiwanis today, too.



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The FDA approved an implantable computer chip for use in humans.

Article )

I don't like where that slippery slope leads. Just call me Scotto the luddite. I wonder how many religious people would view something like that as "the universal mark".



Good Free Movies the end of this month. Sat, October 30th, 8pm - A Night at the Opera with the Marx Brothers / The Party with Peter Sellers
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Ok, let's see.

All the Libras in the house go "whoop-whoop!"

In the days and weeks ahead I've got some biggies in my life- (in order of bdays)

Kev, Bro, Newt, Hala.

Kev's Easy. Sci-fi, Pizza, and good wishes. Maybe some emulated Atari ST games. Star Glider, and Battle of Britain are sure to please.

I'll probably get Bro a game or two to play on his X-Box, and take him to a movie/dinner.

Newt... every day is that little goober's birthday. A cardboard box filled with paperwads will make him a happy-happy camper.

Not telling what Hala's getting, in case of snoop-a-doop.

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Heh, somebody linked to my dream cartoon, drawn ages ago. It's nice that I still have dreams like that.

dreams


One of the comments is wacky... "Wha? is that Jesus?"



The Forgotten could be cool, could be poo.

synopsis )

I like Julainne Moore, and Anthony Edwards.



Sample Email I get as a result of this journal - )



Mountain Dew : Pitch black? I've heard it tastes great, but naming something for pitch is no way to make me buy it.

Pitch -
  1. a black or dark viscous substance obtained as a residue in the distillation of organic materials and especially tars


  2. any of various bituminous substances


  3. resin obtained from various conifers and often used medicinally


  4. any of various artificial mixtures resembling resinous or bituminous pitches
None too tasty sounding to me! (it's a grapey-grape grape soda, too, which isn't my fave...but I'd try it.)

It will, however go nicely at a Halloween party, if you also serve Orange Crush, and those little cupcakes dressed up to look like jack-o-lanterns.




I remember first grade really well. Teacher was Mr. Adams, tall, skinny guy who wore red sweaters that made me think of Gilligan, was an Aquarius. Pointed out that you could tell if it was raining by looking for concentric rings in puddles.

Second & Third Grade - I don't remember much, except that one of my teachers was named Mrs. Scott, and that I hated writing in cursive. Reading and Math were exceptionally easy (throughout school, really, except when it came to having to memories trig stuff... it bored me to tears.)



More links about Reiger resigning as chief of DCF

DCF Departure Demands Governor's Undivided Attention

Mr. Regier's failure to recognize that he needed to demonstrate a bit more contrition to restore his credibility is precisely the reason the agency hasn't recovered.


Best synopsis of all, an entry by [livejournal.com profile] jmhm



Stream of thought alphabet - Won't mean much unless you're me, or have known me a long time. (Even that won't help with all of 'em) Shows where my brain is at this moment.

a - is for apple, J is for jacks, cinnamon toasty apple jacks!
b - chocolate bees buzzing around the hives, Bingo the Cow.
c-x behind the cut )Site Meter
y - Y-not Computers, my source for all of my ST goodies back in the 80s
z - Going back to bed. Until later, dear journal.

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I'm daydreaming of giving my sweetie a long, loving hair-scrub, temple massage and Burt’s bees bath. I'm in nurture mode.

Today went a bit better than yesterday, even though RI inadvertently tore a letter from my brother in half and chucked it out, thinking it was trash. I had to instruct her kindly, but firmly that she is to *never* touch my things again without asking me first. I feel it was an honest mistake, albeit one that could've been avoided if she wasn't being a busybody in my office.

Back's doing well... I'm going to get info on the surgery a week from tomorrow.

Haven't heard from my brother in a few days... I'm getting a bit antsy. Hopefully tomorrow will bring a letter.

one year ago Frankenstein, Manchurian Candidate, MD sniper, walk at about 3mph

two years ago distance poll, evil news, cecity

three years ago First anonymous troll, Saw Psycho Beach party with the bro, Pinky Tuscadero violates probation.

From the palm this morning -

I have the songs "old gray goose" and "hole in the bucket" rattling through my noggin this morning. I woke up early, but was slow to get out of bed. I was sleeping on my side , and newt was the length of my back, snuggled up.. no escape!

7:57 am Power out in half of the building when I arrived. I only hope it'll be back up quickly. First clue was the BK next door in a blackout... No morning fizzy drinks or coffee to jump start. The elevator is kaput, too... At least I wasn't in there with RI ! The maintenance man says it has been out since he got here at seven. I'm not sure of what use I can be until there's juice, but I'll get to scramble immediately afterwards.

/palm


Pareidolic Imagery Collection - Ghost photographs and the like.

Create your own tabloid.

Bruce Timmm Gallery: A jim dandy comic book artist.(the guy that produced the superman and batman animated series) A fine leap from when he was doing He-Man and GI Joe.
- via the gray pumpkin

Italian movie posters and Egyptian movie posters. Take your pick, both have an abundance of weird, painterly illustrations.

Monkey that knows karate. Who can resist?

India's tech industry is booming. More jobs going going gone

Companies are slashing payrolls in the United States and Europe to cut costs, moving software work offshore and creating thousands of jobs for India's low-cost engineers.
Read more... )

current mood: Dinosaur bones with a hairball. Hairball dinosaur skeleton - hukhukhwarf
current music: Natalie Merchant - Crazy Man Michael
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Wakeful time comes again, all too soon. Going to start habitually toting my digi wherever I may go again.

I would like to go with mi amor to a ren fest, and spend a cool, brisk day lounging on tall grass, dancing occasionally, and watching fat bumblebees fly slowly to chocolate hives while jousters break lances with faint naps and clangs in the distance.

Words that sound dirty, but aren't.

The Robot Zoo is a traveling exhibit that reveals the biomechanics of giant robot animals to illustrate how real animals work.

a year ago - oatmeal, remembrance rant, touch screen voting, flash CAD thingie.

2 years ago - hardscrabble, Daily Life in Chaucer's England, (and other daily life books), good things

3 years ago - saw a black tip shark, conch fritters, everway

Only look if you dare. )

Until Later, Dear Journal.


In the smokey streets of the night
I pull the lever and then bright light.







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Only 5 more months until my birfday!

Got my packages into the mail, so goodies (and forwarded goodies) should be winging the way to points north as I type this.

Getting together with the Bro tomorrow for an early supper at Tokyo bowl...I figure we can get out convo caught up there over some California rolls and miso, or bean burritos and rice. I want to spend as much time with him as possible before he heads off.

Ol' Network gave us some trouble today, right as I was setting up an email account.. I thought first that the pc was down, then the server.. it turned out internet was broken across the board. A mild setback and we were up and running in under an hour.

I had a nice email convo, and got to call Kev on the phone to ask for him to donate some hardware, software and license stuff to ACIM, and also make a tentative appointment for a get together at IHOP for some tasty nighttime breakfast.

Putting a lot of our donated art stuff from Las Olas on eBay, and tracking that is going to be a daily fun stop

for Kat - (since I can't seem to sign comments at Enigma) The Billboard website. Look at the Charts on the left. Albums, for example.

Today's eats -

Water: 6 Veg/Fruit: 4 Milk: 0
Points: 34.9 Adj: 0 Act: 0.0 Rem: -0.9
Bank: 33.3 Adj: 0
Bank Max: 35 Point: 0 Act: 0
Bank Method: Start on Monday
Vitamins: Yes

Breakfast: 8.0 points
8.0: Croissan'wich w/ Egg & Cheese

Lunch: 6.5 points
5.5: BK Veggie Burger w/o Reduced Fat Mayo
0.0: Side salad
1.0: Kraft Fat Free Ranch dressing

Dinner: 13.5 points
3.1: Chik patties - morningstar
3.1: Chik patties - morningstar
1.4: Peas sweet; 1 can; solids & liquids
5.9: Veggie munchees -12

Snack: 6.9 points
4.8: ice cream ; low fat fudge ripple - 1 cup
2.1: Cereals; LC OATS 1 cup
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cam pic taken later.
Newton J. McNoseycat has taken it upon himself to swab around in my loot some, so I got some incentive to clean up and organize my palm and camera stuff. Looks like Lovejoy isn't on Channel 2 at noon anymore.... some motivational speaker. Ah well... Danny's at school now, so no discussions will occur until Christmas Holiday.

Want your scream in a video game about giant monsters?

Of course you do. You'll get voice credit, too, if you like.

I'm a geisha! )

Groovy space-pop.and the awful, "Walk Don't Run" by the Marty Cooper Clan

a year ago - Mac virus, got a play set, 25mm floorplans, Egyptian law, stickman down stairs, reparations

They've got a station on Live 365, too, but as always, with those guys, make sure a pop-up stopper is in place.

2 years ago - 51 things learned from playing champions (27 changed?), concinnity. Stuckey’s pecan log rolls, pac-man fevah

3 years ago - bakery dog
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Another reason in a series as to why I love her -

Read more... )
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Wow. Remember asking for a better vibe? It arrived. :)

A day of wonders and good cheer.

I can't even remotely say how happy I am about the day's events.

Talked to three cool people today; Danny at lunch, Ray after, and my sweetie after that. So nice!

Lunch with Danny was groovy... we had Thai (I had red curry tofu) , and a long rambling talk about assorted things.... my journal, his church, his 8-hour Saturday class, FAU's horrible record-keeping and baurocratic system, my brother, gaming, There... and lots more. Gave Danny a stamp to put on his good student's papers..."Double Happiness"

Double Happiness

Ack, photos didn't come out from today very well. We went past a number of art galleries on Las Olas... some amazing sculptures in the windows there... sadly, the female forms made of chain and coins didn't come out an auction house with tons of ivory had this cool dragon boat in the window... all hand carved. I don't even want to know how much that much old ivory is costing.

boat )

We got some chocolate covered pretzels form Kilwins for dessert... (I got some rocky road fudge for later) Dan teased Bonnie, who was putting out chocolate coins, and she was reasonably cool with it. The smell was heavenly. Interesting woodcarvings of African animals, too.

Afterwards, I got home, managed to get some work happening, and got a nice phone call from Ray... it's been about 7 years since I spoke with him voice, and he sounds exactly the same. It was great fun catching up with him, even though work sort of interrupted a few times near the bottom. That’s the high price of telecommuting, I suppose. I look forward to more gabs in the future.

Nobody's business but mine what I gabbed to sweetie about, but suffice to say, she's spellbinding.

From an email tonight -

A line from Dan's textbook:"Learning, Creating, and Using Knowledge" by Joseph D. Novak, 1998.

From chapter 1, page 7:
"If schooling as we know it now ranks a 2 or 3 on a scale of 10, . . . I predict we shall see improvements to a level of 7 or 8 in 20 years. Considering that almost no progress has been made in the past 40 years, I recognize how optimistic my prediction is."
Sakes. I can only hope!
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She checks the pipe, while I tighten the lug nutsWeirdo dreams last night... I dreamt that I was a professional shopper.. one of those guys that goes to stores, buys something, and then appraises the salespeople. I was pretty nice overall, but got mad when a lady figured out who I was, and tried to bribe me with free hats.

Hmm.. I was hasty on judging the Newtcam dead... it looks ok this morn... I guess it's just spotty. (I'm still getting a new one, soon.)

Egads! There's a Cap'n Crunch and (even better) Jean La Foote action figure! I wonder if Jean'll be at the toy fair this thanksgiving.

Regarding the picture... It's my sweetheart and me working on the steam-powered battle tank... Let's see the zombies get through this! Undead meanies... if there are any mummies, they'll be dry enough to use for fuel!

The BBC has won a court case against the Metropolitan Police over the trademark of the TARDIS...er, police box.

office space quiz results )
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idea swiped wholesale from [livejournal.com profile] sweetalyssm ...a good one, because I've been feeling a bit dark lately. I'm feeling lighter now.

Things about this day that gladdens the heart -

  1. Waking up slowly & feeling the world around me start to begin to live

  2. Hot shower

  3. Email from my sweetheart/ my hearing her voice in my mind as a result

  4. Popcorn scent

  5. Sounds of Newt licking a fresh ice cube

  6. Work Clothes coming off at the end of the day

  7. Nag champa smoke ribbons

  8. Cheddar Corn-curls

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Erica came by tonight with Bailey, so that he and Dexter could run around and play, while she caught us up on what's new in her life... work/school/dance pretty much. She mentioned that she's looking for an after-hours job...I don't know how she can handle that sort of workload... you'd think that she'd like four free hours a week to rest and recover. I suspect that she's tight for money right now, though.

Picture of Dexter And Bailey tonight, after hours )

My sweetheart's going out Saturday night... What to do with myself while she's hanging with her squad? I think I'll play video games with the bro, or teach him the Zombies game.... sakes, Payday's going to be welcome... a few unexpected expenditures this last month or so, and it'll be nice to replace those funds.

There’s a LiveJournal Meetup at the starbucks right up the street from me...but I'm not going, I'll be at work, I don't know any of them, and it seems to be a younger crowd than I'm used to. (16-year-old Goth girls, generally...I think I'm better off)

A bit of history -
Hat Pins are Really Menacing by Alton E. Gasso.

I was a passenger on a Chicago South Side elevated train the other evening and was standing in the aisle holding a strap when a young woman approached and in the crowd tore my face with her hat pin as she passed. I was very fortunate that my eye was not seriously injured.

Had she been a little taller or had I been shorter such an injury would have resulted. The pin projected fully two or three inches over the side of her hat.

It seems almost incredible that in a civilized community women will wear such dangerous weapons in their hats.

If they must wear them, why not have the sharp projecting ends protected by some kind of shield?

Would it not be a good thing for the city fathers to take notice of this pestiferous and dangerous menace to life and limb?

The writer is not actuated by any desire to be frivolous, but as a victim of that hat pin he would be glad to save some other person from a like injury.

-Minnetonka Record, February 4, 1910


Made a zombie icon, but he needs tweaking... he works well as an army, though...

zombies!!!zombies!!!zombies!!!zombies!!!zombies!!!zombies!!!zombies!!!
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A day late... I forgot to synch my palm yesterday.

More of my best wishes, sweetalyssmChris! !! XOXOXO
Happy Birthday, witchiepoo! *Beso*
And a few Halloweenies visiting the party
Other partygoers. :) A band of halloweenies
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Back home from work... network was extra bonus fubarred today, plus the profiles were all rewritten again. I hope that this is the last time... Poor Sappho came in early and was still harried by the general populace to "fixitfixitfixit". I left her alone today, as I had plenty of work to do myself.... Island Boy's work isn't hard, but it's certainly an addition to my current load. I'll be happier once I can return to my own projects and concerns.

Going to make some english muffin pizzas for supper... easy and quick, plus, they're tasty!

I hope everyone had a nice birthday / unbirthday / indigenous people's day / Chinese discovery day / Leif Erickson Day / Columbus Day / Thanksgiving / Monday Mine was good, but busy. I barely tasted lunch, and I ate it at about 3:30. My Senses narrow when I'm focusing...a degree of tunnel vision.

Newt's certainly delighted that I'm home! He’s all nuzzy and purry. :)

According to the GPS... When I'm at "casual touring" speed, I bike at ~8.5 mph. when I'm in boogie-crank mode, I go at ~14.4... not much different... but I go about 4x my walking speed on wheels.

Know what? I'm glad they've never made a "Beetlejuice II" movie, Though I quite like the movie and Spun off Cartoon.

Hmm... Found a fun little time-sucker called I Used To Believe.com. It's a collection of all those childhood ideas we once thought were true. You can add your own. :) Looks like a lot of kids had boogie men in the potty.

Random Scotto Factoid - Something I believed as a child... right around 4th grade or so. I formed a theory on how we die... we're born with an exactly even balance of fortune... when the doctor smacks us into life. That’s a little bad luck to get us rolling... after that, good and bad stuff come in spurts, and we die when it's exactly even again. I tried to figure out what some balances were...losing your last pocket change in a soda machine balances vs. finding $.50 on the ground... the trick would be to find $.51... then you're ahead. The pendulum goes back and forth like that until the debt / credit balance is returned to zero. I no longer believe it, but still think it's a pretty nifty idea.

A point of interest for my sweetheart.... A new study suggests people with naturally red hair need about 20 percent more anesthesia than patients with other hair colors.
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] sweetalyssm !!

Have a wonderful day today, and I hope that your birthdays only get better and better each year. You're due at least a hundred more.

*Big honking huggos and kisses* for each year, and one for good luck... and a pinch to grow an inch. ;)

*<|8^)
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An insanely cute collection of costumes for babies.... speaking of which, Mayah was in good form last night... she can push Cathi on the little kid scooter by putting weight into her toddles. Pretty good for a munchkin under a year old! Supper last night was veggie burger, salad and brownies for dessert. I fell asleep just about 5ish am, I estimate... and woke at about 9. I'll probably take a midday nap to crank my juice back up a little. My sleep was a sound one... of the sort where it was an eye blink, and four hours had gone by. Took Luna and the baby for a walk, before dessert... Jack the evil dog was out there. I got to use my sonic boom authority voice on him.. "*GO HOME*"... he went to his yard and barked from there, after a few stern yells. I wonder where his owners were?

Went for a little bike ride with the bro this morn, and checked out a local yard sale. a couple of good items... a nice pup tent, bed rolls, an ancient laptop, lots of unusual tools... hatchet, crowbar, pickaxe... and a couple of books all looked good, but I abstained on all but two tomes... Chronicles of Robin Hood, and Great American Ghost Stories. I rather like yard sales, just because you get to look at all the loot... form a mental snapshot of the person selling the stuff. Did they get a new tent? Did the family member that liked to camp pass away? Was this stuff found left behind in the house?

I'd like to have psychometry. As long as I could turn it on or off at will. The last thing I need is to get readings off of my clothes and sheets' last trip in the washing machine, let alone the scene of a violent crime or other off-putting act.

Chupaaaaa!!!The history channel's doing a documentary on Bigfoot and Other Monsters -
The mermaid, Abominable Snowman, giant squid, and dragons are all parts of myths and mysteries. But are some real? The Komodo Dragon was merely the stuff of local legend--until the dinosaur-like, very real giant reptile with an orange tongue and a fierce disposition was tracked down. Giant squids, measuring as long as 100 feet, have been found to really exist. We'll explore every possible explanation for these and other legendary creatures and find out if some might really exist. TV G
Current Flavor - Chupacabra!... a personal fave.

Speaking of mermaids... I'm thinking nice thoughts of my sweetheart... hoping that she's digging her day and is feeling my admiration and love for her. She's had an even more busy week than myself...here's to her being able to sink into a warm, fragrant tub of bathwater, scented with exotic oils, and gentle unwinding.

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