Bro's girlfriend / possible mother to his kid Shannon has been found, and she and her baby are doing OK - Momster is distancing herself from the situation - and I think that's a good thing.
Google voice - free phone goodies -
Ran a query to update about 20000 drivers for a client - amazing what a little snippet of code in the right place at the right time will do.
update driver_details set timestamp='2009-03-18 20:10:00'
driver_details.MC_ACCT_NO = '**account number**' AND
driver_details.DRV_TERMINATED_DT is null
That'll earmark all the active users for that group and send an update file to everybody. Hooray for Triggers !
Chasing potential errors after, now. Seems to be working within parameters, save for one not splitting properly.
Chinese food from the Octagon tonight - this was try #2 - I suspect BHK'll be leery of a third try, unless Little Panda or Grace's are closed.
1 year ago - voice post, eating grapes, haiku, busy day, gaming with R/K/P, POTA, Will Smith Denies Scientology
2 years ago - Behind the Mask, Tigger Adopted!, whistle blowers get some clearance,
3 years ago - bethany, st patty plans sacked,
4 years ago - much work, webjay, Danny invite, George, potential condo piccies (many mock the pre-move decor)
5 years ago - Astronaut Jones, Square Bear, speak and spell, Frank R paul, I create an fdle syndicated lj
6 years ago - iwo jima in the rock garden, I start using jarhead, wish for peace
7 years ago - facemaker, cab stacking, poem tag, timeline, roles I've filled, cool bunker
8 years ago - cartoon logic that works, alice, I want tasty snack food, lone gunmen, workplace desires
That devolved into a Rosetta-stone style communication back and forth - She doesn't pronounce the difference between pin or pen. Long story short, we just were silly and giggly on the ride in - perhaps you had to be there, dear journal.
[update - noonish]
Found out this afternoon that my brother's girlfriend Shannon has had a relapse and has vanished with her baby (Bro's daughter). Bro is still in prison for the next few months (out in May) - My Mom is understandably upset - had bonded some with the child and is looking into legal recourse. I really don't think that they've even established paternity yet, so I doubt she has much to work with.
I am a bit cold about the whole thing - saw this coming (heck, I dealt with Derek's bouts back and forth with rehab, and know how that whole deal works), but there is not a lot I can do for any of them.
She's made a good decision not to pursue custody or guardianship or anything like that and I feel she made a good, if very difficult choice.
Tomorrow, BHK and I are attending the United Way Mardi Gras - we got comp tickets from the Maerten's Gang!
We're taking a limo, with the whole crew, and it'll be like BHK and I are going to prom. I'm looking forward to it all!
Picnic at home night! BHK and I are going to have fun with a light supper of veggies, fruit and cheese ... just lots of fun and relaxation - just what a Friday night should be! Starting in a little bit... until later, dear journal!
goes nicely with Instant Crickets ,sad trombone and instant rimshot .
Hmm.. I wonder if I will have time to make some paper dinosaurs this weekend? A triceratops , at least?
1 year ago - Bilvil, mental flicker vision, loco roco, chimpanzee have a speech center in the brain, 3 word meme
2 years ago - Taco dinner, bhk edit, relaxing at home, doggie videos, bhk marine museum article from 13 years ago
3 years ago - walkies at a carnival with pix, Yanni beats folks up,
4 years ago - ren-fest trip w/pictures, Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age
5 years ago - Newt-vet pics, Carpathian undead, radar on chip, Aerial Recon Archives, exorcist in 30 secs (by bunnies), punctuation meme
6 years ago - Gali sends me fan mail from Israel, ape music in my mind
7 years ago - playing the numbers, the bolters, euphemism generator, lj-reflink-list. (including 6 degrees), being romantic, superman 2, magic item poll, street signs of the world
8 years ago - filepile, interview, SQL issues, Kung fu Oz, CJ & Herman - part 2
Still feeling yucky - took a nap today from 3-6 pm, and my crown feels a little loose. Maybe an infection under there is messing with me? Or maybe it's the big dose of meds today.
In-laws came over, and we had tasty soup and sammiches. I'm still not eating much, but can certainly enjoy what I am eating.
After eats, we finally finished hanging the ornaments on the tree. All that is left now is to set up the train... and maybe a few fun bits of landscape. The green beaded string didn't show up too well on the tree this year, so we strung our holiday cards over the living room window, and it looks sharp. I think we may do this in years to come.
The in-laws headed home a little while ago - they stopped out front of our house with the engine running, and called inside to let us know that Chris lost an earring - while we were looking for it, BHK heard yelling on the phone - it turns out a pedestrian walked up to the truck, opened the door, and then took off when Larry yelled at him.
Chris and Larry went home, but BHK got the guys description and called the police. I suspect it was a drunk looking for a ride - that's still not the sort of thing you want to take place in your front yard. We talked to the sheriff, and they sent prowl cars around, but he didn't turn up.
[EDIT - Later that evening, just up the street (about 5 blocks closer to the bay) -
"Dep. Daniel Deakins investigated a burglary to Nice and Fleazy Antiques on Bay Ave in North Beach on December 19 at 3:27 a.m. The unknown suspect(s) cause $1125 in damage. The business owner is conducting an inventory to determine exactly what was taken. Inquires regarding this burglary should be directed to Lt. Steven R. Jones at 410-535-1600 ext. 2462."
I wonder if it was the same guy?]
1 year ago - Tannenbaum cam up, coming movies, found doug wu on friendster, tentacled decor
2 years ago - acim / td interaction, newt and pye begin to blend
3 years ago - new chinese, florida snowman, day 44 of compusa drama, shadowrun, weird food, uncle joe's monkey-man army
4 years ago - I lift mel w/one hand, video hits, anagram santas workshop, john dee's crystal ball stolen, christmas meme, baby theft
5 years ago - considering an upgrade, Nigerian magic is weak vs bullets
6 years ago - Ft. Laud facts, Antarctic Life, Muslim Roundup, Bro at his worst finds a stray cat, make a supervillian desktop
7 years ago - Bodyboarding on lava, McMummies, xp patch
8 years ago - Restless, Special Olympics cheaters, wondering about where my parts were pre-me, palm reading
After PT we went to Mexico for supper. I was perversely hungry for Mexican food after seeing a filthy Mexican resaurtant on Kitchen Nightmares yesterday. The food was superb - BHK and I both sussed out that it was the cook that sometimes works in Lusby on the kitchen tonight.
My mom met Shannon and her possible granddaughter - (well, by proxy - Shannon is still pregnant, due in a month or so.) I'm still not sure how that's going to pan out.
Newt is really enjoying the ledge in the loft these days... one of the warmest spots in the house! I hope he shares with Pye, at least a bit. Hm.. somehow I doubt it. Interesting that his winter coat is a bit more visible than usual - likely that he and Pye were running around pretty heavily before naptime.
Physical Therapy today. Leg lifts, stretches, bicycle, and then the stim/heat combo that works so well for me. I needed it - I was really stiff yesterday.
Forgot to mention yesterday that Chris and Larry brought over a couple of preacher cookies for us... much better than the last batch a year ago - see archive below.
While I was fixing BHK's machine, I was multitasking a bit - catching up with scripting, listening to old episodes of Dragnet in the background - The radio show is really superior to the TV series. Additionally - I listened a bit to some of my old time radio broadcasts. OTRcat sent me a nice collection of Richard Diamond not too long ago in exchange for a link on my website - the clarity on them was excellent, especially given that the condition of the original recordings must've been a real problem to fix. I'll be looking to go back to him for more OTR goodies as time goes by. Dick Powell is no slouch as a voice actor, and I'm really pretty glad to have my collection filled out. (5 CDs worth of stuff, I've only begun to begin to listen. (I'm thinking about getting the Edgar Allan Poe Collection next - maybe for road trips through Baltimore)
1 year ago - black friday not the busiest shopping day, nutshell day - greek fest, new christmas ornaments, preacher cookies, will appears, cyn fall pic
2 years ago - coughing, sickies one day to one month
3 years ago - William Burroughs Thanksgiving, Adam Sandler Counterpoint, I left home at Thanksgiving (1987), collection of questions, Bwain, quiz results, Herm gets snow!, thank you songs, grover smash puny human
4 years ago - toasted orange marmalade sammiches, weather, getting porn spam, Italian vampires must have it rough, comic books, non-net folks, Frost, I want to..., GREG photoplay made by me from secret squirrel episode way back when!, I like bananas
5 years ago - Dr. Who, Mail, Ellies, Pods, mininukes
6 years ago - chores, 7 seas, supah-tofutti, Proverbs 15:1
7 years ago - met with tarpo and isis, tarot, fair-palm synch, LJ-ish quotes
8 years ago - Kids in the Hall bits, things I'm thankful for, what's love?, dream
He's contacted my mother, and is finagling her into helping with money for the kid, if there even is one. Honestly, I don' think she should give Shannon any money - or even have contact with her.
I'm disappointed, but not stunned.
Went to the Walgreens and I got BHK a pedegg - foot callous remover and orange zester, apparently. I think it's a pretty surreal device, and is more surreal to me en espanol.
Watched latest Psych and Dragon's Den... that's about it!
Hey, Thanks, Knife-wielding robot! You're not as dangerous as you sound, I guess!
crazy robot doodle by me, article via
I just realized something about German boardgames. Seldom do you see dice. Cards are drawn and are sometimes used as randomizers, but you can still play the odds a bit - it's rare to roll the ol' bones. I wonder why?
Bengie's is showing Wall-E, Dark knight and step brothers... I don't think that I care to see Dark knight again, so it looks like we'll wait another week or so before our return trip to the drive-in.
Follow up on the mayor's "drug raid / dog shooting" indecent. He's completely innocent, it seems. Prince George's County Police really fouled up, in my opinion. That and the armed car chase through my neighborhood (well outside PG county jurisdiction) only adds to my problem with that organization. Some sort of Internal Affairs review needs to be done... but it seems unlikely.
Still, county law enforcement officials say they do not owe the Calvo's an apology. Chief High defended the officers actions, but expressed regret over the death of the dogs."
As someone that's been at swat team gunpoint more than once... (06/02/2001 when my landlord went loopy with his guns over his face cancer and 02/24/2004 once when my bro committed "grand theft boat".) - I can honestly say that sometimes the police has good reason to hold someone under potential deadly force. I'm thankful that neither I nor Newton were shot
Well, bro is right on the border of the 44 violation points rule. (he has exactly 44 points)(pdf info ) If convicted of all of his charges, he could either do under a year in county jail, or over a year in state prison.
from here -
If total points exceed 44, the minimum sentence is established by taking the total point value subtracting 28 and decreasing the remaining value by 25%. This end result value is the lowest permissible prison sentence in months.
This means than only those offenders scoring 44 or less points may receive a non- state prison sanction under the code. All others must receive a state prison sanction, absent downward departure from this structure. The threshold under the guidelines for mandatory prison incarceration was 52 points.
The magic number is 44: Anyone scoring above 44 points "must" be sentenced to state prison under the Code. However, the plea bargaining process can a) reduce the number of counts charged, b) have an agreement not to score certain items, c) substitute charges, d) reduce the actual count charged, or e) several other creative techniques can be used to get someone sentenced to a non-incarcerative sentence. Note the departure grounds under Rule 3.992(b), but also note the actual language of the "Sentence Computation" because someone charged with a felony can be sentenced to state prison even if the score fewer than 44 points. For this reason, felony cases are always very serious legal matters.
For his Faces of Evil project, Hans Weishäupl made composite photographs of the world's worst dictators by photographing hundreds of people in each dictator's country and stitching them together. The results are a bit disturbing, particularly when viewing very large, clear, vibrant color photos of long-dead monsters like Stalin or Hitler. (via conscientious)
1 year ago - dc to nyc bus, pg county car chase update, chocolate gum, ex debt, louise fadeout, ljopoly, cruel 2 b kind assassination game
2 years 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
3 years ago - deepest sender, jumping pictures, walkabout autostitch, mangrove tunnels
4 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
5 years ago - Zombies, Army Men, mean cannibal pudding, time travel spam, vampire game, celeb phone calls, cej chat, bro request
6 years ago - Earth and Beyond Playtest, Kev & Bailey, fat parrots, french fry girl palm doodle
7 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
8 years ago - grumping, Space cowboys shows old man butts
We still haven't dug into Canasta Caliente or Rook yet. I suspect next weekend will be good for that. Maybe Chinese Checkers, depending, too. (Perhaps just 2-player Halma.)
BHK made dinner tonight of veggie brats with onion and green pepper (on a baguette from the farmer's market) , along with sides of Mexican-style corn on the cob. Good stuff!
Pye on "Monitor Duty" this morning. He looks like he just woke up, but he's been flipping around for at least an hour.
I can't believe my Dad would've been 62 this year. I can't even imagine how he might've aged.
Just checked on my Brother's record online, and it says he's in 12MM (Male Infirmary). I wonder what happened to him? He's now in the North Broward Bureau, which is already a bad sign.
From the site -
The North Broward Bureau is a minimum to medium security, special needs detention facility housing male and female offenders. The facility also houses protective custody female offenders and female juveniles. The facility currently holds 1,200 inmates.
The primary mission of the facility is to house and manage the mentally ill, medically infirm and special needs inmate population.
Momster pulled his police report - It seems he'd parked in a handicapped space, and when the police ran his tags, the car he was in was reported stolen. Apparently his license was expired, as well. It was certainly enough to violate probation.
[Edit - in 11c now, out of the infirmary. Bro has been there before. My guess is he is detoxing or being treated for bi-polar as he has claimed that in the past.]
1 year ago - Jalapenos, bug on me, Sputnik, Gibson Island, Fred and Marilyn get hitched, grape soda discovery, couch quest, groundhogs and dragonflies, qwik-e-mart pictures, 4th pics, flowers
2 years ago - prepping for keys launch, first pirates sea monster, a Brain in a jar quoting Nietzsche to a Super-intelligent Gorilla, phone breaks, questions-meme,
3 years ago - busy, tiny text, hurricanes gone?, pedometer, one, London explosions, waterspouts, 48 questions
4 years ago - condo bid, There-updated, MORE vizcaya pictures, pelvic thrust stormtrooper, spidey2, @ poll
5 years ago - Frankie, restoration of library, lovejoy, danny, lj-interests, health, baby tats
6 years ago - Newt (jamacianjungle dreamed that she got to play with him!), palm entry, grim reaper song
7 years ago - wereturtle, moved into new place
8 years ago - no ihop, replan for movies, april trying to soften me up, jenjen peeking
Rough day, but worth having. I got pretty upset and discombobulated about my brother's situation, as I am prone to be - especially with his birthday coming up and talking to the momster on the phone. I've got to remember to put on better armor before picking up the phone at this time of year. It really wore me out, and I'm glad that I got to flush my system a little bit.
Future 2007 events in a nutshell. Some stressful, some wonderful, some just a reminder to myself to shoot a card or friendly howdy out.
- Bro's Birthday in about 2 weeks.
- Wedding anniversary and Halloween at the end of October. Trip? Party?
- Graypumpkin's Birthday
- Eryx's Birthday
- Mom's Birthday
- Bro will be out and about mid-November, but will not be in our vicinity.
- Mom and Wilt will be visiting my family up here for Christmas week.
1 year ago - slacker day, criminal into shoes, the Shield, light shirts, scottish superstition, foil helmet effectiveness,
2 years ago - schwag bag, tall scotto shadow pic, finished fdle year, weezle talk, burning life with hp, preference poll
3 years ago - Bag Lady, EN passes, Diarists more prone to illness, WoW pics, Hurricane Ivan, "because he said so", Puppy shoots man, KSC storm
4 years ago - RPC issue, Badger badger, baboon nose suitcase, RIAA sues a 12 year old, RI's birthday, new opus strip.
5 years ago - Newt Play, vote day, traded some magic cards for heroclix/mage knight, lem-doodles, wobbly
6 years ago - got a lovely poem, found old family letters, cadmean victory, stayed home, assorted news, Anne Heche's wacky interview, 'mat event, observations
7 years ago - embarrassing fight club reference, ramen rant, everway, Chat 'toon review
BHK called 911, and the response time was *terrible*, and she was never questioned by the police for a report on the matter. I'll be investigating that situation more tomorrow after work.
I'm just glad that she's ok.
Random factoids and semi-specific things about people I know (or knew):
My brother is *really good* at shucking oysters. At least 4-5 times faster than me, or 2-ish times faster than anyone else I've ever met in the service industry.
My wife is a superb analyst, and can get to the core of a matter quite swiftly. She's going to be an awesome lawyer. (and dangerous gamer)
Steve Jacoby has some beautiful children, and has the makings for a pretty cool dad.
Tina keeps a lovely home... everything is crisp and neat, even with a pair of kitties, a bunch of birds, and living the software company lifestyle.
Bruce can make me misty with just a bowl of cheerios .
Ray has a very real skill at blending words and experience into story.
Kathleen has a great memory, to the point of us calling her queen index when we were gaming. If she doesn't have knowledge, she can find it fast.
Cyn has a fantastic skill at illustration, both on paper and skin.
Doug Wu has a near encyclopedic knowledge of comics from the silver age. Knows more than anyone else I've ever met.
Danny is a mill that grinds slowly, but exceedingly fine. He's a living example of "the devil is in the details."
Father-in-law is loved by everyone he meets. *Nobody*, and I mean *nobody* has anything sideways to say about him. That's amazing.. and due to him.
Mother-in-law is a superb cook. Some wicked good queso, for example.
Mother is a master multitasker. I've never seen her with too much on her plate.
Wilton is an excellent carpenter - can put all manner of stuff together with quality and speed.
Got a calendar? Circle this date: Sunday, August 12th. Next to the circle write "all night" and "Meteors!" Attach the above to your refrigerator in plain view so you won't miss the 2007 Perseid meteor shower.
LONDON (Reuters) - Lawyers and judges are to break with centuries-old tradition and cease wearing horse-hair wigs of white fake curls in non-criminal cases, the head of the country's judiciary announced on Thursday.
The wigs will still be worn in criminal courts.
"At present High Court judges have no less than five different sets of working dress, depending on the jurisdiction in which they are sitting and the season of the year," Phillips said in a statement.
"After widespread consultation it has been decided to simplify this."
A review carried out in 2003 found that more than two thirds of respondents wanted to eliminate the wigs in civil cases, although most said criminal court judges should still wear them.
Opponents of wigs thought they were anachronistic, as well as uncomfortable and expensive.
A shoulder-length ceremonial wig costs more than 1,500 pounds while the shorter ones worn by lawyers cost about 400 pounds each.
However, the idea of abolishing them has been met with disapproval from some lawyers who feel the wigs give them an air of authority as well as anonymity.
"While there will never be unanimity of view about court dress, the desirability of these changes has a broad measure of agreement," Phillips said.
1 year ago - venture bros good, lj ugly nav bar, bye bye black rhino, angel / shovel / burrito, simulated lost case-630am, Arvis book in comments!
2 years ago - Last Day w/Magda, invisi-bro, chrono-lifting, breakfast foods, zombies invade sca event, crab, autostitch bus, minor drama, commendation
3 years ago - KoL, Bollywood, Patriot Act, Felix the Cat
4 years ago - sleep troubles, Andromeda Strain, 4-legged man , system crash - modem drivers (Service pack 4 for win2k caused Norton trouble) , Stalin vs Hitler comic, newtcam pic, discovered title-tags, strickland a/c die-lemma
5 years ago - more swell chatties, Roanoke (including odd reply from Boughman), Dreams of Lake Conoy with zombie mist, sweet possum sugar, mother goose
6 years ago - Evil news, riposte, dream of the jungle, If I were... meme, time, sleepy, Dumbass Tenochtitlan Saucermen,chat, aura colors, personality disorder test, Louvre
7 years ago - Bad things with April, super power question
Work is interviewing for the network position today. I wonder when or if they’ll be asking me to sit with them today? I’m curious about the number of applicants.
When playing punch buggy my eyes tend to detect color first, then shape. I’m much less likely to see a white, black, gray/silver or navy blue bug than standouts like yellow, red or the brighter variants of blue and green. However, The “toaster” look of the Honda element is a good standout for me over colors. I can lock onto one of those much more easily than the bug. The dual-color ones seem to be easier for me to spot than the one-tones.
I have to dig up my birth certificate in order to get my driver’s license. It seems that my Florida state id isn’t enough. Bah.
Didn’t mow the lawn, and didn’t roto-till the garden, as it was too wet from the lovely rainy weekend. That’ll probably happen next Saturday.
Tomorrow, I’ll have been working for the county a month. That seems odd to me, somehow. I guess Friday will be a true work-month due to days off, etc.
Tina’s back from points elsewhere today, so we’ll probably have her over for an early dinner of falafel tonight. After that, I’m going to have to get one the stick, regarding the quest for more continuous employment.
Limited News source says that there are 21 dead at Virginia tech [edit- 32 dead, 28 wounded] – I don’t get how this happens. How broken in the head does a person have to be to run around a campus and start killing people with twin 9mm pistols? Sadly, my first mental image was that of the Shadow, with twin .45s barking out hot metal justice, but he’s a pulp fiction vigilante, not an actual insane non-fictional type being.
Found out that bro is breaking his probation already – Mom and WV went down to where they’d set his apartment up, and discovered that the place was empty. His probation officer called her looking for him, so it’s only a matter of time before he’s back in the clink. Turns out neither his rent, cell phone bill, nor his car insurance have been paid, so he’ll be driving with a suspended license in an uninsured vehicle. I’ll be checking the net periodically to let me know if he’s back in the pokey. [edit - he was evicted on 4/11]
I think I like stones and jewelry made from organic substances more than inorganic.
Pearls, amber, mastodon ivory, bone in general all had some sort of life-aspect about them before they were put into settings or whatnot.
Could the ghost of an oyster / tree haunt pearls / amber?
JD offered me some deer meat that he got while hunting. He bagged 13 last season, gave 10 to the hungry, and kept 3 in his freezer. The county electrician is apparently a great butcher.
1 year ago - easter peeps, Franciscans, freeware, bald headed cocktail sauce, lj top40, easter lunch, bugs bunny toon, newtcam action pics, SL easter pics,
2 years ago - oona tested, remembering D, walker tx ranger, CD biz, Bulk License-Plate Scanning by Helicopter, Amityville Horror
3 years ago - Cheeburger Cheeburger w/Dan, Ella Enchanted, got dreamt about, LH started / CS trimmed down, Coh Reset, weird email correspondence with a person that thought I was some sort of pantheist.
4 years ago - JKG Job desc, Honda cog movie, walkabout palm art - thin lines
5 years ago - cube test, Dangerous labs, threebrain, work stuff (network names)
6 years ago - pulchritude, leitmotif, objectives. (sakes, is lappie 6 years old!?! at least it's got windows 2000 rather than Me(h) on it now)
Cable Modem... *NOT*. The guys came by, and it turns out the cable box on the outside pole hadn't changed yet... 2 hours later, a cherry picker drives by and upgrades the pole. I've called back, and the internet will be supposedly installed tomorrow between 8am-Noon. We shall See!
BHK is out and about, feeding Tina's kitties again! I hope Tina gives our fur-babies as much love when we go on a short tour sometime. Whoops, she's returned! Later, Dear journal!
I really want to see The Host. (Bhk put me on to that!)
1 year ago - sleepy, newt playing and chitty chatting, palm doodle, wifi hotsync, safety ape, sex offenders, mulligrubs
2 years ago - hello tomorrow, Robots movie, found art pictures, alligator sounds/swamp witch, silly putty, pi day, IR webcam hack, free fonts, tallyhall, ashes scattered, polar bears, open records, memory meme
3 years ago - subpages broken, Shazam!, Dead Like Me, CS sucks as a tech, vamp game
4 years ago - walkabout pics, lovieness, got unreal server hopping
5 years ago - mush, Roman tub, dreams of owning a pet grooming store, insurance woes, and palm doodles
6 years ago - Happy b'day kundalinidreams (no longer ljing), Dkmfkmkglklkgbkvbkbv,looking for a job as demagogue...(I'll still take it, if anyone's wanting), happy unbirthday to me, uck!, edit this page (now dead),sop, a timeline of Scotto history,veggie lo mein, muppet trivia, and Rolf singing you and I and George
I didn't get to hit ¡Viva Broward! yesterday... I ran out of time. Today, however is a new day... I think I'll trundle down there for a midday bit of entertainment.
Got a mild interrogation from someone at the pool on the way back from grocery shopping yesterday. I was toting a double armload of groceries, heading to my place; when a guy at the pool area calls over to me.
Me:"Hi! Can I help you?"
G:"Do you live here?"
(*note* - at no time did he ask my name, or say anything in a non-interrogatory style. )
M:"323D... can I help you?"
G:"No, I just wanted to know."
(*note* - Did he think I was a hoodlum of some sort? That I was going to use packages of peanut butter crackers, deodorant, light bulbs, and a half-dozen liters of Diet Doctor Pepper to do some crazy MacGuyver evil on the complex?)
M:"Oh. What unit do you live in?"
M:"Nice place. Have a good one."
And I walked away.
He didn't reply.
I didn't look shabby or anything... wearing a nice clean Hawaiian style golf shirt, short hair, clean shaved, maybe perspiring a bit, due to toting the barge.
I figure I can look him up in the condo directory later... I'll get the lowdown from Jesus-bread lady and/or the Condo Superhero sometime today, I'm sure.
Via Jordon -
What would happen if everyone on Earth suddenly vanished without a trace? Although that's totally impossible, of course, a new article speculates on how long it would take for all traces of today's human civilization to be reclaimed by the earth's natural processes.
eyeslikesugar has me wanting to play work time fun.
Moment of Lyric - mp3 (Via X-entertainment's great halloween jukebox)
In the afterlife
You could be headed for the serious strife
Now you make the scene all day
But tomorrow there'll be hell to pay
People listen attentively
I mean about future calamity
I used to think the idea was obsolete
Until I heard the old man stamping his feet.
This is a place where eternally
Fire is applied to the body
Teeth are extruded and bones are ground
Then baked into cakes which are passed around.
Beauty, talent, fame, money, refinement
Top skill and brain
But all the things you try to hide
Will be revealed on the other side.
Now the d and the a and the m
And the n and the a
And the t and the i-o-n
Lose your face, lose your name
Then get fitted for a suit of flame
Baginski - Fallen Art - video powered by Metacafe
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Beautifully done, if disturbing. via zefrank
1 year ago - rs promoted to "office manager", existential supplies, on call, mcd's veggie Indian fare, gp bday, sketchplanet, tightrope bear, weather rough, creepy doll pic, zodiac killer poll
2 years ago - GP b'day, more office bricolage, image searches, friendy-meme, crime-scene creepy crawlies
3 years ago - RSP poll, Gamma World Memories, How to shave a cat's nose, FCC shenanigans
4 years ago - Sniper strikes again, weird news, Cool Rubik's Cube, Bookworm (it's on my palm, as I type), Nice thoughts, Painting minis, AW community gets uppity. it's now deleted. Rote 560 with my bike in front, bathy-Newt
5 years ago - Colloidal silver, geek test, memories of my first adrenaline rush, Los Dias de los Muertos, pieces of eight
6 years ago - met agent orange, lite brite, 2am french toast run, painted desert dreams
There was quite a bit of teeth gnashing across the web throughout the evening yesterday as TypePad, LiveJournal, and all the other hosted Six Apart websites went dark; we learned late in the night that the cause was a “sophisticated distributed denial of service attack” against the sites. Digging a little deeper, though, it doesn’t look like this is a particularly accurate description of what happened — but instead of this being a case of the folks at Six Apart trying to cover up some internal issue, it instead looks like they’re being far too gracious in not revealing more about another company, Blue Security, which appears to have been responsible for the whole disaster. An explanation of this requires a slight bit of background.Read More...
- Sexual Predator in Okeechobee County, FL
- Mother in Jesup, GA who first reported her 3 year old as kidnapped, and then it turns out she killed her child - searching for the body over three counties I'm guessing this one will be all over the news - I wonder if they'll get many of the facts right?
- Habitual Runaway in Hollywood, FL
- 11 yr old wander-off Autistic kid in MI
- two school pals who hit the road for some reason in Nye County, NV - ran off into the desert [edit - the two girls in Nye were recovered, and they're safe and sound, save for whatever punishment a pissed off parent might give.]
- A kid in Thomaston, CT - Another habitual, fresh move [edit - called home for a pickup when he got cold and tired of being out and about]
I don't know what I was thinking... that all of the homeless would pack up and go into lockdown, but they seemed even more populous than ever on the ride to work yesterday. I mentally tallied 36 as the bus rolled by them.
Big Brain's video card arrived damaged. Murphy's law, I imagine. They're sending another one, and it should be installed by Friday. Gary, the Head muck-de-muck apologized again, and gave me "his personal guarantee" that it would be installed and my machine would be ready for use by Friday after work.
Yeah, yeah, right, right. We'll see.
Is it a sign of Newt really disliking my mashed potatoes if he hops on the table and scratches, trying to cover it up like it was in the sandbox? I suspect the chives are what set him off.
Moment of Lyric: (video link)
After all the jacks are in their boxes
And the clowns have all gone to bed
You can hear happiness staggering on down the street
Footsteps dressed in red
And the wind whispers Mary
A broom is drearily sweeping
Up the broken pieces of yesterdays life
Somewhere a queen is weeping
Somewhere a king has no wife
And the wind, it cries Mary
The traffic lights, they turn, uh, blue tomorrow
And shine their emptiness down on my bed
The tiny island sags down stream
’cause the life that lived is,
And the wind screams Mary
Uh-will the wind ever remember
The names it has blow in the past?
And with this crutch, it’s old age, and it’s wisdom
It whispers no, this will be the last
And the wind cries Mary
1 year ago - mushroms and eggplant, barefoot craving, acronym cursing, Panama city teens, prozac suicides
2 years ago - popeye is 75, duckburg, powerskip, santa cluster maint, hybrids, beach-dweller picture that will make you shriek, brain sammiches, cam pics, cap'n strong
3 years ago - tan me hide, kartoo, SOP, coloring book entry
4 years ago - Accessory animals. Enron & GWB/pretzel, watching Lone Gunmen, Newt came to work, skate porn
5 years ago - Hot outside! Metallica sues Victoria’s Secret, the weather the cuckoo likes, my first LJ flame attack (and my rebuttal)