Presenting a doodle for the coloring book done on the palm while on the subway, then fiddled with GIMP once back home. I was thinking about making him more beveled looking, but rather dig the 2D vs 3D vibe going there. I'd like to see the coloring book community revitalized again.
peradouro drops pictures in there now and then, but aside from that, it's pretty quiet. Same for the Oekaki board in the scottobear toybox.
There were many meetings at work today... I think the bulk of them were solidly productive.
In Health news -
Started coughing this morning, and it continues into the night.
Rescheduled dentist, and am waiting to hear scheduling for the back guy. Trying to get an appointment for presiden't day if I can, but if not, maybe on one side of the weekend or another for maximum comfort.
I still need to schedule allergist remeet. Maybe I can do a doctor hat trick!
The Hulkout list - all the reasons Banner turned into the hulk during the course of the tv series.
Personal faves, (Thankfully, none have ever happened to me):
8. Being mauled by a bear
34. Handcuffed to a woman who is falling over the cliff
36. Somehow running into a bear trap
56. Somehow getting himself into a belfry and then realizing that a bell is there, just as it strikes the hour
78. Being thrown under a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade float by a mean guy in a gorilla suit who gives David a few kicks for good measure
95. Falling out of a plane without a parachute, then being given a parachute (which causes the person who pushed him to be told "That guy has nine lives", to which the mean person responds by pulling out a rifle and saying "Yeah, but I got ten rounds"), and then having the straps to his parachute shot off when he is still 30 feet above an empty house so that he falls through the roof and hurts himself
106. Being fed poisoned sushi
112. While paralyzed for the episode, somehow getting caught in the middle of a barroom brawl, and while trying to quietly wheel himself out of the room, being hit by a flying body and knocked down the stairs (what David is even doing in such a situation goes unexplained)
"'The LEGO brick turned 50 at exactly 1:58pm today. This cool timeline shows these fifty years of building frenzy by happy kids and kids-at-heart, all the milestones from the Legoland themed sets to Technic and Mindstorms NXT, as well as all kind of weird curiosities about the most famous stud-and-tube couple system in the world.'" - Via Slashdot.
1 year ago - pancakes, men in black, plumbing, chinese food, Janet in Bangladesh, B'day coming
2 years ago - bro vs caller ID, picard vs chunk, countdown meme, flitwick
3 years ago - caregiving mel, applelard announces birth, renoir song, photo of scotto landmarks, newt pic I love, Bosch toys
4 years ago - David Palmer of Jethro Tull converts to Dee Palmer, dabadaba, blob solution
5 years ago - Jell-O death masks, LJ layouts, random photos, Elagabulus
6 years ago - Took a day off With Danny (some non-gothic graveyard pictures), PattonBomb Talk, Giant photo of Newt in Evil Overlord Mode, bad spoonerismhumor. First photo of Tinkle pig
7 years ago - Virus hoaxes, Rooting for the Ravens. Little dancing man
Nice crew here at the County – working in the courthouse annex for the last week or so has been nothing but pleasant. Broad variety of issues and concerns, from migrating systems from 2000 to XP to major server concerns. Calvert is blessed to have so many skilled employees in the tech department. There are some politics, but those follow in any place with more than 5 workers. The department as a whole seems quite cohesive, and able to run as a pack. Additionally, it’s a pleasant surprise to see it pretty balanced gender-wise. Most of the tech-rooms I’ve been in have been either heavily male-centric locker rooms, or a mostly female-type library environment. The more balanced, the better it seems to me.
Since I’m temping, I don’t have a lot of security access or the like – my primary duties are getting the phone and setting up service tickets, since I’m still not totally in the loop regarding policy and can’t change many things from my end. I have, however managed to be useful, in addition to doing the standard help desk stuff like talking people through navigation on the file server, power user stuff like outlook or excel questions, and imaging drives for new machines. I would really like to see this gig change to a more permanent position, but that may or may not be happening, depending on what the county wants or needs.
One of the people over in GIS made a comment about snatching me up, too, so there is a possibility of a paradigm shift, I suppose. Mapping software is something I have a knack at, so I figure I could be of utility there.
This gig came at a good time… my savings were getting close to the depletion point, and it’s nice to have the ability to pay the basics off every month, and even maybe recover some a bit.
I have Good Friday off, and maybe that weekend will be a good time to go with BHK to Washington , DC for the cherry blossom festival. (http://www.
Spring has really Sprung here… I’m used to evergreen Florida , but the shock of things coming back to life really drives the contrast here after a season of winter. There are all sorts of things flowering already – white popcorn-type trees, pink and yellows dotting here and there amongst the yellow-green of fresh shoots and leaves beginning to show. There are still a ton of bare branches out and about, but the blooms are just making things look so awake and alive.
BHK has gotten a real fascination with reality TV in recent months – America ’s top model, American idol, my sweet 16 and that pussycat club thing (I enjoy watching American idol with a group, primarily due to the social factor – I’m not as concerned about the outcome as I am the comparisons and discussion about it). My preferences are more in line with House and The Riches, though the 2nd episode wasn’t as good as the first. Dresden Files is surprisingly entertaining to me too, so far. I’m looking forward to new episodes of Venture Brothers and Hyperdrive – I’m hoping the next season of Dr. Who is better than the last. Heroes, I’m waiting to watch a season at a time, and I tried 24 again, but it wasn’t my thing. Polished off Police Squad on my PSP at lunchtime at work, so my next series in hand will be Red Dwarf and Invader Zim. (I still have the Incredibles on the memory card to fill the little Zefrank synch void left behind. I’m getting better at PSP’s Grand Theft Auto - Liberty City Stories, too.
My time on the Emergency preparedness committee hasn’t been as fruitful as I’d hoped. I fear that for it to be effective, I may have to take charge of it. I really just wanted to be on a team, but if I have to take the bull by the horns, I will. I’d like to plan out an evacuation strategy for North Beach, including how to contact as many people as possible – I’m going to try to push CodeRED notifications through for that, in addition to emails. It’ll cost the city about $5000 a year, but it’d be well worth it. I wonder how much it costs the city to put up a Stop sign, for usefulness comparison.
Newton and Pye are getting along pretty darn good these days… my only complaint is that Pye picks on Newt while he’s trying to eat or use the little box… both of which should be safe zones. Newt is still a bit hissy with Pye, too… it can be hard to tell when he’s playing and when he’s really POed.
Adam’s now on the Tennis team. From what I’ve seen, he’s a great athlete, but really needs to practice in the Tennis Department. Jimmy’s playing too, but I missed seeing his stuff. On the romance front, it seems that Adam and Kendall are going to prom together as ‘more than just friends’.
In-laws are going to Salem next week to work on the house… I wonder if BHK is going to want to visit them there at all for Easter? Tina is planning an Easter dinner with BHK and me, but that’s all I know so far on that front. I’d like to check out the dawn services just to see what North Beach ’s congregation looks like compared to Fort Lauderdale … plus, I do enjoy seeing the sun come up over the bay.
1 year ago - code template, interest cloud, pda cam dies, p&B in german, song tapper, bus on fire doodle
2 years ago - easter manatee, complimented, server/servant, spliced people, germs
3 years ago - Lj then and now (I spend less time now), bro, ice cream cake, Smokey & the Bandit
4 years ago - bro got me some Godzilla movies at the gift store up the road.
5 years ago - minority report poll, breakfast with Danny, grabber rabbit meme spreads, Words describing animal traits, Ketchup packet bear, Klaatu's speech, scary dream, link-to poll
6 years ago - babelizer, mushy-feelings, book-burning
with a nice 11yr old kid - discussed misc stuff. clouds, video games,
Equador vs Boston
I wonder how many people born on October 4th (or April 10 in Europe) during
the 70s have the initials CB?
I'd think that they would almost have to become a lame grassroots
radio-based supervillian, probably complete with a dangerous "whip antenna"
and knowledge of police band activity.
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On my way to work yesterday morning, I discovered that a person walking on the courtyard path (me) can easily see into the third-story condos just by looking up, with head level. I also learned that at least one of my elderly neighbors watches tv at 6:20am without a shirt and probably pants - with the shades open. I continued my journey to the bus stop, determined not to keep my gaze earthbound the rest of he way, despite the perils early on.
A monochrome twilight followed shortly after, no absolute black or white, but a nice variety of the range between grew more visible as the sun lifted past the horizon.(I assume, for the direct light lay blocked by thick mats of sky cotton.) More than a few squadrons of birds were in the air, one of which seemed to be missing two members. Rather than a symmetrical V-formation, they were cruising as a giant "check mark" - five birds, three in diagonal line to the right and rear of the lead bird, and just one to the left rear. Either two birds were missing, or one of the guys on the right didn't like lefty's breath or missed his takeoff cue.
Plainclothes security gave me a minor chastisement over taking pictures in k-mart. He questioned what was up, and Dan explained to him that I'm just a hobbyist who likes to take pictures of things. (this case, gardening equipment that struck me as "villager armory, in case of Frankenstein". I got similar low-end flak from security at tri-rail last weekend. (not that he stopped me from taking some in a more covert style)
K-mart guy seemed to be interested in just enforcing the rules, while Wackenhut-boy was a bit more spazzy-zealous in his endeavors. I was much more likely to obey k-man, as a result. rattle a baton at me and it just makes me more resistant.
Additional pictures from time out with Danny and goofing with Newt under the lamp.
1 year ago - talked to Arnie's Sec, newt and graffiti pix, autostitch, wifi theft arrest, reality show premises, j-walk on podcasts, programmer joke, google maps goodies, flightgear, wifi hotspot backpack, my messy office, bear-knocking, sex pred info pages,
2 years ago - combos/snausages , wisdom, serving sizes, ramen, Rockford Files, Planetarium pictures, weather, sock thief
3 years ago - call block, snapple, intelligence gathering, Batroc, flashback cartoon, addictive data
4 years ago - oz/floyd connection, pimps at sea, rss feeds start, cat dreams
5 years ago - sweetheart returns, unpacking videos, 1992 tax info, the challenge, corn chowder, kubrick quiz
6 years ago - Rowlf sings, April actually kicks back a few bucks, pondering a new recorder
dreams of being pulled like taffy and being planted as a new species of tree. no dryads, will 'o wisps or wood nymphs came to soothe me. there were peacocks, but fortunately they were mute.
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Didn't do Opa.. maybe next week. The gang didn't gel.
Rosemary'll be here about 9am, which means Newt and I go back to the porch for a few. Might be a tad chilly this time...we'll see.
Written on the bus yesterday morning -
Photo is from an earlier ride, when nobody else was aboard.
I dreamt last night that someone grasped my shoulders, pressed their thumbs into my armpits, and then my chest opened up -- skin pulled back like contact paper on a drawer, a curved metal pair of bands where my ribs should've been opening like french doors. The cavity / cache was warm and dry, no sign of it's biological location at all. A vaguely egg-shaped mechanical device was removed, and another was put in it's place. the newer one seemed like something freshly constructed, clean ceramic with rubber rings, smelled a bit like machine oil. I don't recall the face of the one who did that to me.
Do they make dried olives for cooking or a garnish? Would they be edible?
The bus this morning smells like a combination of car exhaust, cherry jolly ranchers and burger king hash brown rounds. Not entirely bad, and better than it could be, for sure.
More and more folks are using the bike racks on the front of the bus... more often than not, both slots are filled when I get aboard. I may rethink my idea of cycling to the stop, unless I spot a good place to lock it down for the workday.
I think I'm just going to stop posting local news... nah. too much cool freaky stuff.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Airport baggage screeners found a human head with teeth, hair and skin in the luggage of a woman who said she intended to ward off evil spirits with it, authorities said Friday. ( Read more... )
Night of the Living Dead in 30 seconds, re-enacted by bunnies.
1 year ago - planning the week, the room, misc thing quiz, einstein the parrot, e-journalists fired
2 years ago - sleepy day, first taste of Arnold Palmer in a can, Kerry looks like Herman Munster, C words
3 years ago - interview gear, bus palm- post, feelings, dodge rampage, Stop. Hammer time.
4 years ago - anti-erection law, newt counts coup, last day of year of the horse, finn poop, smit
5 years ago - AOK playing, lj-poetry, meanie dream, pork fat in chocolate
done for The Batgirl Drawing meme!
Most of the others are actually good, mine was doodled on the palmtop with a fingertip.
A easy thumbnail way to view the batgirl lj meme is to look up batgirl tags on flickr.Not all piccies are hosted there, of course, but there are a few from stick figures to awesome.
Deerfield is a sort of buffer zone between Boca Raton (home of the golden girls and polo grounds) and Fort Lauderdale (Wealthy tourists slumming away from South Beach and 20-30something party central for those not up to the gyrations of Miami.)
Boca was my stomping grounds while at FAU and the library... my first solo apartment was a a dinky studio behind Mizner park. It was a pretty laid-back lifestyle, all told. Work at the BBCL, hang out / game with JTD (later, game with graypumpkin and the two squads; Wu's on one day, Pam on the other.) Crushing/hanging out with Sheleah (Sheila) at Liberties, watching quantum leap at the house. Hermit crabs as pets. So broke that I couldn't afford a telephone, let alone the internet. Gaming, school, and reading were my primary hobbies, but I dug playing a wide assortment of pirated Atari ST games when I could wrangle them from Brett. I learned Unix and a lot of CAD at that time, too. (free software and free time begot an education... who knew?)
I didn't much mind being lower class in Boca. I knew a lot of nice people, was safe, and in relatively good health, save for when my back went out. GP & Katt helped me a great deal during that time, which is something that I really appreciate to this day. Also helpful were the Wu's, during my homeless phase, not to mention Danny and his wife pulling my fat out of the fire, too... I get along poorly with friend's wives, save for Katt, but she wasn't a wife of a friend, she actually fell into he friend slot on her own... just happened to be married to another friend (I could hang out with either/or, or both at the same time, it was all good). I miss gabbing with her now and then. Though we cleared the air a few years back, conversation didn't really resume like it did with her hubby.
A lot of things have happened in my life since then. Pompano was quite a paradigm shift. I was pretty depressed from about 6 months before GP & Katt moved west through about '95-96. I met and hung out with the hippies, self-medicated with kind bud, drum circles and actually dancing a bit. They welcomed me and gave me a chance to reboot my brain with mushroom tea, lots of affection and camp outs. That gave me much opportunity to soften my armor and relax a bit.
The thing about Deerfield is that it's to Boca as Pompano is to Fort Lauderdale. or, Delray's equal to the South. I don't know for sure yet, but I think that I might just prefer smaller towns, as long as the cool stuff is still reasonably nearby. Museums, theaters, books are all right around the bend, without as much hubbub.
When I ride the bus from Deerfield, through Pompano to Lauderdale, I feel emotional warm and cold spots. Specific regions make me happier or sadder... and one block sort of makes me feel very, very tired. I'm not sure what sets it off... time of day doesn't seem to enter into the picture. Maybe some kind of subconscious reaction to a building or landscape? Who can say? Maybe certain feelings pool in different areas until other people pick them up or cancel them out? I'm prone to suspect that it's more a weird Scotto thing than an "external emotion projector bombarding me" thing.
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