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SO… Scott, how are you doing lately?

Well, it’s been a mixed bag, dear journal.

Sorry I haven’t said anything to you in great detail for the past many moons but I’ve been pretty occupied here and there with other things; some important, and others not so much.

The 25th of October was my 5th wedding anniversary to my best friend and love of my life. I am truly blessed to have her with me. It’s also the 12th year I’ve had Newton – and Pye’s 5th annum of adoption. We’re a pretty close-knit and snugly family.

The last year or so has been a pretty difficult time for me; I have depression. I have anxiety attacks. I also have a bosun’s whistle. Of the three, I’d prefer if I only had the whistle. I’d also like a good, regular paying gig rather than independent contract work.

My mood recently has been variable but with mostly dark moods… lots of sadness coming from places I can’t see. It can be difficult to correct an issue if you don’t know the source of the problem.  I’m working on it. I’m going to do a little working on it here in my journal – just to see if it helps. If I don’t like it out in public, I’ll turn it private.

Bummer about Halloween – The Poe House guy is losing funding next year so the crypt/graveyard donated the evening Halloween tour as a fundraiser for the Poe House. Poe House guy is hiring actors and seems fully staffed (even though they offered all the volunteers services – including BHK and me). Unfortunately the Poe House guy has decided to do the Poe grave site tour on the 30th. The docents tried to talk him out of it because she told him for YEARS people have been used to Halloween night no matter what night it is. She mentioned that they’d put up signs on Halloween to inform people that the regular tour would be back in 2012. So… what to do for Halloween this year?

Current Music – Give Me Love – George Harrison (All Things Must Pass)

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Joke heard today - Three of the Spice Girls are pregnant. Probably the work of a guy who wanted to be Sporty's lover, but had to get with her friends.

I'm feeling a bit better today -BHK and I got home, and fairly zonked on the couch before going to bed.

Hopefully, the insurance issues are resolved - supposedly will take 3-5 business days, so I'll be calling back on Monday if I don't hear from them beforehand. It only took an hour of being on the phone, with the bank, hr, and the insurance company.

Saw the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus train go by - no giraffe heads sticking out the top, but there were some neat setup cars.

Pretty day outside - took a little walk at lunchtime to stretch my legs, and it was well worth the effort. My knees and sciatica have been acting up, so the little bit of midday movement in the fresh air was  needed. Still sore, but at least I got a peek at the world.

Thinking about arcades... weird that they still exist. I miss the days of playing Gorf, Berserk and Battlezone at the skating rink (or the bowling alley, behind the pool tables.) Going with my grandfather to the bar and my brother playing Joust with me while Grampa got slowly blotto, passing dirty jokes on cocktail napkins to other Marines

I have a lot of housework to catch up with tonight. No silverware and hardly any plates left to eat from.

1 year ago - got a MD license, Handicapped hang tags, japan bus trip dream

2 years ago - evil easter pigs pic, cherry blossom festival, bay health poor

3 year ago - bro out on bail, fuddruckers, atw easter basket, cell jammer, lunch with the boys, hoverlounger

4 years ago - haircut local color pic

5 year ago - time distortion, senior kitties, shleep, movie meme, acim worker overview

6 years ago - Calimocho, escort crazy man (with sound files), netflix slacking, LEACH

7 years ago - morning has broken, weak Spanish knowledge, Wondering about JTD, winged sandals, Kenya, free movies legit, robo-predators, word count, 2! 2! undead movies nearby

8 years ago - Bro pissing me off, haiku, bro meets porn stars.

9 years ago - pen refill dream, baby llamas

10 years ago - cool weather, my 1376th post, talked to ckirk, ornj, and Devil-troll ticks me offGeotarget

Originally published at The Scotto Grotto. You can comment here or there.

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Dear Journal,

It's been a long time since I've done any real in-depth writing here, or in my paper journals. I'm really distracted these days - Lots of things both fun and work-related to fill my mind and steal journal productivity.

Sorry about that. Hope the pictures of cats and random doodles will be worth going back and reading from the future. If not, my bad, self. Sorry about that. I've hidden a dollar for us in the omni-toolkit - get yourself something frivolous. I'd advise a zero bar, if you can find one for under a buck. (Have you gone to Hershey park yet, bub?)





1 year ago - Visited Cypress swamp, and said hello / took a picture of a 20 year old albino turtle
2 years ago - garden harvest pic, goodbye blue crab
3 years ago - Adam's 18th birthday with pics, cake info, Mr. Nelson (a teacher) bringing alcohol to minors, wrote to bro, all the lonely people
4 years ago - mixed bag day, newt pics-color filters, tp-roll shreds, outback with gg, toes poem, shiny superman pic, 
5 years ago - RIP Scotty, bleeder likes my eyes, thumb drive apps, paper rocket, logo toy, taters, London transport
6 years ago - politics, monster poll, last time meme, job market
7 years ago - mah jongg, zombie movies
8 years ago - Visiting Danny, played Pokemon, orcs n the hood, reign of fire with Dave, beef recall
9 years ago - eremite, watched the sun come up, poll creation, why I trim, cooking poll
10 years ago - got the first LJ client, movie pondering Geotarget
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Not sure... we have some default movies we watch every year at one point or another. I've seen all of the below at least a dozen times each over the past 30 years or so... I doubt I'll get tired of them at this point.

Pure Nostalgia - I will not turn the channel if it's on, if I have a choice. Most, but not all, are great flicks.

Quatermass & the Pit - (it was on groovie moives something like... every third weekend when I was little. I dig it.)

Blade Runner
The Thing (Kurt Russell version)
Big Trouble in Little China (see above!)
Time Bandits
12 Monkeys
Shaolin Soccer
Kung Fu Hustle
Any Godzilla Movie
Blues Brothers
Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai across the 8th Dimension
Aliens
Ghostbusters
Three Amigos - Last Movie I saw with my Dad.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (almost any Gene Wilder Movie, really)

Halloween Movies -
Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
Arachnophobia
Videodrome
Evil Dead II
28 days later
Event Horizon (BHK says NO!!!) 
Dawn of the Dead / All in series and remakes

Christmas Movies -
Die Hard
Christmas Vacation
Scrooged


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Mental note - small, boxed 2-player games to look for at the dollar store - We already got Balloon Cup (which is a hoot), Kahuna (which is fun, though BHK whomps me at it all the time) and Crocodile Pool Party (which we haven't played yet)




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Walkabout was fun, but I'm a bit sore now - went on a little road trip to the Laughing Buddha - we found it quite by accident, while seeking a little getaway together... original plan was to hit Friendly's, but it was just as well - that turned out to be a Bob Evans!

Picked up some stuff at Michael's to decorate and craft with - some little picture frames, and the requisite knitting needles and yarn for BHK.

Played my first game of The Darkness, this morning, and it was a lot of fun - it's an old game apparently, but it's new to me. "Mafia meets supernatural" sort of shooter - not at all unusual, but a fun sort of romp.

Got some lovely prezzies from BHK today (by way of a legal research gift certificate from about a year ago), a stack of pocket-size moleskine notepads to carry with me. Nice to have something analog in addition to so much digital. Not a bad way to keep on top on my thoughts.

Discovered a game called Devil's Tuning Fork. I haven't fiddled with it too much yet, but so far, it looks beautiful, and a lot of fun. Basically, it's a game where you roam around via echolocation.




1 year ago - mardi gras date night with pix
2 years ago - voice post - standing in the rain, 3 more things I've done, bolt bus
3 years ago - Cathy's b-day, fawlty towers counterstrike, sleep pose quiz, hits map
4 years ago - sunburn better, fliff, ubuntu, wendy/uber, top ten accidental discoveries, senior year, luthor, poll 4/5 truths, glow plants 
5 years ago - LDMs, RI high-tails it, elevator prank, screaming turtle, sunburn recovery, doctor d, pelican memory, ghostbusters/gaming, weather tracking, first mention of google video, record bro, freeware alternatives, interaction quiz, Burdines dissolves into Macys, Florida gambling, greyhound rescue
6 years ago - visited with Kev, 12 things meme, bro, CoD, train ride pictures, Newt Healthy
7 years ago - Wakeup, SS card, LAN party, classifieds
8 years ago - groceries, cloud makers, Lj folks, virus PSA, mapmaking
9 years ago - fly me to the moon, edelweiss, web-gamesGeotarget



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For future reference, dear journal - candid cam pics caught of me me at 41





adam went with us to see percy jackson - bhk loved it, I thought the movie was ok, not sure if it has enough momentum for a sequel.
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Pye and Me watching the Saints / Vikings game (Saints won - going to the super bowl!)

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Another day out and about - in a nutshell -

Giolittis with in-laws (The veggie sammich is better than the calzone, both are great, though)
window shopping for furniture in Annapolis with the in-laws
Chinese food
football on the tube while BHK and I play DS Indiana Jones Lego together.

1 year ago - sonogram, upper gi, gaming on the computer/ wii, element needs work - probably no punxy this year, grocery lady calls bhk my "nutty wife"

2 years ago - back issues, 3:10 to yuma, migratory birds, snow, local blind, pain, obama/clinton writhing worms

3 years ago - verizon dsl poop, snow coming, adam swims

4 year ago - eternal double happiness, robot over monkey, today, king of carrot flowers, breakfast cake must be a circle, mind altering virus, toothy bunny, flying dogs, jodie foster sings in french

5 years ago - Purple vibes for sick Mel, convert avi/dvd, pricelessware, wind doodle,watch me shine, Tropical Island Resort:Berlin, Bunny Suicide (now here), Razor Blade Soap, senior in high school meme,

6 years ago - made the Linus icon, professional victim, Cap'n gone, Robert E. Howard 98, clock, van helsing, US army rebuilding schools, Murgatroyd

7 years ago - random knockers, Hippos on an abandoned ranch

8 years ago - Fever, Clothes color survey, Naughty Newtie in the kitchen, a dead photo link, Intel Philanthropic Peer-to-Peer Program, House Resolution 3598

9 years ago - love, 3-d thesaurus, Fun compliment, Robert at work is officially fired for being a dangerous loony, pokename generator, Woodstock by CSN, dead net-radio linkiesGeotarget

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It’s weird that my life is so cross-referenced on the web that I post 4 entries in various parts of facebook  for each journal post I make. sorry about that!

Watched There Will Be Blood last night with BHK. (We’re rolling the netflix queue again)… and, not to sound like the horse from Ren & Stimpy, but No sir, I dodn’t think I have any use for the movie. It seemed like a very long 2nd act to me. Didn’t surprise me that it was from the same cat that did Magnolia, another film I didn’t really dig. No sir, I don’t like it.

My newest nickname is “Dr. Polarbearchesthair” for taking care of BHK while she has the sickies – If I can just get the laptop to the bed, maybe she’ll rest! Fortunately, she has her DS and a copy of Lego Indiana Jones to keep her situated for the time being.

assorted doodles from today – first – from the end of there will be blood. Take that, Eli!

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The next – a random guy blowing bubbles

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Lastly, my head falling for no good reason.

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1 year ago – alphabet meme, snow, hoping to go to Pux for Groundhog’s day
2 years ago - discombobulated, capsule tv reviews, tigger love
3 years ago - newt and pye pix, saw night at the museum
4 years ago - 2 week delay on big brain, skipper chuck, cool for Florida, movie meme
5 years ago - Bonded bro, lj 6a, comment spam from south of the border
6 years ago - enjoying 2-monitors, PT working
7 years ago - bad day, the ice cube defense, SOP, sexual predator data
8 years ago - Telefutura, game show network, newt shenanigans, my first recorded post on the Usenet, meemee deleted, wonka
9 years ago - Pix quit, Victorian love, spongebob, angry beavers, sweetalyssm's art, Chinese zodiac, Cold Mountain (Everyone I've talked to about it has loved the book, but hated the ending.), peanut butter and nanner sammiches, mother gooseGeotarget

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I like that I live somewhere that still uses horse-drawn carriages alongside the jets. 

BHK and I finally viewed Watchmen last night – not bad.. I actually think I prefer the revised ending, though the characters itself needed a lot of explanation to BHK. I give it a 6/10… Better than it might’ve been.

BHK still has her cold – looks like it’s moving down from her sinus to her chest now – hopefully, it means she’s getting better.

Got Heron: Steam Machine for the Wii – or “Yet another pipes game” – it’s a lot of fun, and stress levels are high, especially in multiplayer.

Off to the grocery - going to get some filling for tonight's quiche feast!

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1 year ago
– Scotto pic – swollen jaw, Punxatawney Phil, Chinese food

2 years ago - political views quiz, armored polar bears and zeppelins disappoint, babysitting tigger

3 years ago - visiting the "News" in VA, BCK on ape equality

4 years ago - National Bird Day, Religio-founder quiz, Mr. Potato Head, open camera streams, I helped to recover Tabitha lively, newt picture with my feet,
5 years ago - 12th night, Mel stuff, job hunting helps, 6 apart/lj rumor, lj optout, geek meme, Eisner dies, latest memo, tried tracking LSW.
6 years ago - 4 gamers best, gaming memories Mars Exploration, I'm an Earth Monkey
7 years ago - Internet born, origami cameras, ouch!
8 years ago - SOP, insomniac theme, My Lady by J. G. Whittier, tech trouble, newt in nightshirt, stupidfly abuse, dead image and flash links, deleted journals actually get deleted
9 years ago - vagg (dead link), internal server error (not much)Geotarget
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when automatic panorama photos go bad... I'm a hovering decapitated head!


1 year ago - skipped shots, librarian movies, burning house / train display pics

2 years ago - got cold!!, super food!, I am Legend Dog, SP3 disabled file formats, freeware games, long live xp,

3 years ago - Newt & Pye wrestling and toy pics

4 years ago - security psa, hanging out with danny, relationship list, no software for christmas

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

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

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

8 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)

9 years ago - dead phone, feeling love grow, Viet beer at the mall, lj & IM troubleGeotarget
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Dictionary Dabble, Carcassonne – New World, and Valley of the Mammoths played.

BHK Did really well – Winning all (She and I tied in Dabble) I think it was the green knit cap I got her for Christmas – Mandy said she looked like toad (a mushroom person) from Super Mario… of course, BHK had to take that and run with it (see above)

Amy is off to NY again – We’ll miss her! BHK and I are going to have lunch in Deale soon with the in-laws. tomorrow, Sean is coming over for some year-end games, too, maybe we can whomp on him and Andrew a bit then!

Random thought in my head lately – I really like grappling hooks. One of my fave gadget / tools in video games, RPGs or even just in general. Swung by hand or fired from a gun, it doesn’t matter.

1 year ago – BHK and I go to Geppi’s, Gabby Hayes, Ravens/Orioles stadium pix, leap second added
2 years ago – breakfast, xmas books to read
3 years ago - officially done with ACIM, Danny covered for b day, calvert library
4 years ago - Spanish channel shenanigans, big brain issues, ACIM paperwork, crunks,walkabout pics, palm cam picture spin (visiting Deerfield)
5 years ago - picture beliefs, cheese
6 years ago - Dang Dick, Kindly Kahuna, and Scotto Stuff. Alliteration!
7 years ago - RFL pictures, PT Barnum, Malawi vampires, Morse code
8 years ago - Treebeard and Entwife, Met Denise & Sara @ Danny's Party, Mai Kai, eclipse
9 years ago - Calcutta Chromosome, Got shoo as a pal, Amitav Ghosh, Saw D&D movie with Danny, and Andy running the yellow Pompano comic shack
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Thank you, Thank you to everyone in the military, past and present devoted to protecting us.

In honor of Veterans day, I post a picture of me as G.I Joe, fighting an evil yeti.

It isn't all commies, nazis and terrorists, you know!



Disclaimer, that isn't really me... I was just told that it looked like me, by David. I hope he was referring to the Joe, not the Yeti. :)

1 year ago - avg uhoh, tim powers hand loss, bro ticket, xm and sirius fusion official,

2 years ago - rayman, check mii out, some scotto dislikes

3 years ago - pf chang pix, played pirates with BHK and Danny (BHK's first game ever!), sleepy

4 years ago - power on, big brain going away, packing, suprglu

5 years ago - Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, Armistice Day, lost on torrent, pixar, who links here, Wanna know your consistence?

6 years ago - incas & guinea pigs, minefield, earth photos, anagrams, Sirenity baby!, high school memories, norman saunders

7 years ago - I win cookies!, owie-back, keywords

8 years ago - went to see fishies, walkies

9 years ago - good news / bad news, Boogie Pop Phantom, African Frog Myth Geotarget
scottobear: (Prisoner Quiz)
RULES:
1. Put your MP3 player, iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.
4. Tag at least 10 friends
5. Everyone tagged has to do the same thing.
Cut and past this entire document into a Note. Delete my answers and type in your own.

IF SOMEONE SAYS 'ARE YOU OKAY' YOU SAY?.
Don't stand so close to me - police (about right)

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF
road to nowhere - talking heads (I've got a more optimistic view, really!)

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
I want you to want me - cheap trick (that's nice... but I like more than that!)

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
sugar magnolia - grateful dead (I'll buy that)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
the worlds address - tmbg

WHAT'S YOUR MOTTO?
life during wartime - talking heads

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
y'alld think she'd be good 2 me - c c adcock

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
one way or another - blondie

WHAT IS 2 + 2?
hey mr dj I though you said we had a deal - tmbj

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
bad things - everett - true blood ost

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
red eyes and tears - rebel motorcycle

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
super bon bon - soul coughing

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
love shack - b-5s

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
green shirt - elvis costello

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
barbie girl - aqua

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
it's business time - flight of the conchords

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
sleeping in the flowers - tmbg

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
robotz - the children nightmare

WHAT DO YOU WANT RIGHT NOW?
house work - b52s (uh, no.)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
theme from hawaii 5 0 - sammy davis lyrics

WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
rapture - blondie

ok - that was pretty silly.
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Dear Journal -

Well, we're off on the first leg of our trip tomorrow!

Want to say hi?

My number on google voice is - (410) 929-6473 - it will go either straight to my cellphone or to voicemail. You can sms message me there, too!

Updates will be from the road later ... until then, Cheers!

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