Nice day today - pleasant events included some material gain - entered bottle code and got a kindle 3 for my trouble -- Looking to filling the it with lots of free goodies when it arrives. (How to do almost everything with a kindle 3 )
If you mail me a goodie – anything like a .txt .doc or .pdf – it’ll pop up on my kindle. This is the address: email@example.com
I also got an unexpected holiday windfall in the bank, too.
Quick breakdown of holiday loot in no particular order -
- A lovely fair isle knit cap from BHK - green and gray, covered with little knit robot designs - pictures to follow.
- A nice wallet from the in-laws, including a gift cert for my friendly neighborhood comic store (third eye in annapolis), plus they picked up all the comics in my folder.
- Plants vs Zombies from Cathy & Dave!
- A boatload of candy in my stocking from santa
- chocolate covered pretzels from the zombies
- chocolate covered cherries from the kitties
- shake-cup for drinks from Cathy & Dave
- hand knit fair isle cup cozy from amy rose
- A nice check from the grandparents in-law
- a nice check from the in-laws
- a nice check from the momster and wilton
- a spiffy calendar from Sean & J
- gift cert to gamestop from Adam
- ... more to follow in the mail from Kev and Danny coming soon!
At least 45 people, most of them voodoo priests, have been lynched in Haiti since the beginning of the cholera epidemic by angry mobs blaming them for the spread of the disease, officials said.
"People who practice voodoo have nothing to do with the cholera epidemic," said Max Beauvoir, the head of a voodoo organization in the Caribbean country.
Some of the victims were killed with machetes, others were burned alive by mobs that added tires and gasoline to stoke the fires. The cholera outbreak started in October.
The victims have been targeted because of "misinformation" that had been circulating in the community that voodoo practitioners were spreading cholera by using witchcraft, according to communications Minister Marie-Laurence Lassegue.
1 year ago -not so beautiful toy
2 years ago -santa & elves fishing
3 years ago - mom & wilton depart
4 years ago - pye and newt pic
5 years ago - full house opening pants^3, clothes, boosh
6 years ago - Sammy CoH giftie, Mel Blowout, Jughead, 3s meme, pierced third nipple. on leg., Monkey with a ray gun, 7500 year old body, hoursruling re-reversed.
7 years ago - tobasco eye / Christmas party / sky view/ linkies / Syndication options
8 years ago - fakey-fake clones, detention, squatch-food, mechagodzilla
9 years ago - milk duds, Kiss me red, methadonies, bb king
10 years ago - family of man, aok2, visiting w/ danny, new scientist
Now playing: Tally Hall - Banana Man
Dr. D passed away last week. You'll be fondly remembered. Thanks for introducing me to Umberto Eco, and not talking to me like a kid.
Tonight when I get home, we should be at the final clip for hanging up ornaments. The in-laws went to visit BHK's grandparents pre-Christmas last weekend, so we deemed it better for them to rest up.
Tonight's a lunar eclipse - I won't be staying up to see it, but should be a nifty show!
Let's summarize the weekend a bit.
To play catch up with pictures posted earlier - Went with Amy & Wanda to Tuba Christmas @ Our Lady Star of the Sea church in St. Mary's and then had supper at Laughing Buddha - a lot of fun, and more interactive than I'd have thought. Sunday was otherwise pretty exhausting for both BHK and me.
Saturday - we spotted a snowman by post office, and put some sideways disco balls out on the ground around our house to emulate snowfall. About all we did was listen to holiday music, and then I played a lot of Sam & Max
Friday - Rested at the house... didn't do much of anything, really.
Finally, The Good Guys was canceled. Boo. I loved that show.
1 year ago - many pics - pano of the snow, me in a mad bomber hat, snow snow snow!
2 years ago - allergy shots, hung ornaments on tree
3 years ago - Tannenbaum cam up, coming movies, found doug wu on friendster, tentacled decor
4 years ago - acim / td interaction, newt and pye begin to blend
5 years ago - new chinese, florida snowman, day 44 of compusa drama, shadowrun, weird food, uncle joe's monkey-man army
6 years ago - I lift mel w/one hand, video hits, anagram santas workshop, john dee's crystal ball stolen, christmas meme, baby theft
7 years ago - considering an upgrade, Nigerian magic is weak vs bullets
8 years ago - Ft. Laud facts, Antarctic Life, Muslim Roundup, Bro at his worst finds a stray cat, make a supervillian desktop
9 years ago - Bodyboarding on lava, McMummies, xp patch
10 years ago - Restless, Special Olympics cheaters, wondering about where my parts were pre-me, palm reading
11 years ago - ave maria, newt's 5 trip to the vet - broke 4lbs
Now playing: Gas - Discovery
today went pretty well, dear journal. regular length workday, a little flippin` pizza special and a lot of processes put in place.
mafia ii was fun, but I`m still really caught up in red dead redemption. zombie western coming this month has me quite enthused to continue, too.
brisk day today - rainy and in the 40s-50s.
some kids playing the fool on the other side of the train... not moldy scented today, but the conversations seem louder.
at chinatown now.. major switch from kids to hipsters.
not nearly so crowded today... but l`enfant station is still yet to come.
sleepy...perhaps a travel nap will keep me wakeful for dinner.
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Spring is becoming more and more evident every day.
I forgot to mention a few things yesterday, given the photo/video nature of my limited entry. Father in-law toddled off to New York this week, so BHK and I are playing cruise directors to the mother in law. BHK stopped at Ch'NaCa for a pair of #6 needles, and I finally used store credit and a gift card to pick up God Of War III and Wii Sports Resort.
Chris took us out to supper at 3 brothers pizza a salad and Sicilian style- half meatball for BHK the more omnivorous, and half mixed veggies for Chris and myself. We planned on doing a little minigolf, but it closed before we could get around to playing. Instead, the gang promptly headed home, and Chris enjoyed beating me at the sword "chop duel" game. BHK excels at Basketball / Archery , and my games of preference are the air combat and wake boarding. Golf is pretty keen, too.
BHK and I got a little wanderlust this morning, and went to take a peek at Aardvark... I was pleasantly surprised to see they were still open, though they're moving at the end of the month, and stopping all video rentals - just comics & games now. Upside, we got a fistful of movies for $7 (~a buck each) -
- Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil
- Gormenghast (vol 1 & 2)
- Near Dark
- District B13
- Feast of All Saints pt1 & 2
- Night Watch - Extended
A, we went to Play'n'trade and I swapped some old controllers, software and $20ish for Infamous, Drake's Fortune, and Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 (Games are buy two, get one free - basically I bought one, and got one on credit, and got one free.) Not sure if I'd go to PNT unless I had loot to swap out, but they do price match game stop, and take best buy / game stop gift cards! I'm pretty good for a *LOOOONG* time for PS3 console games.
I was pleasantly surprised to see Shaun and his sister there - I don't thing we'd seen him since the polar bear swim... and we still have some of his stuff at the house. We made plans to play a little Ticket to Ride or Small World with them both sometime soon.
BHK got a little nibble to eat at the local fried chicken joint / Japanese grill - not as good as My Grill was up in Deale, but it was quite yummy and good-sized portions.
Came home, and picked up Chris - watched Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil while having a nibble of Chinese food. BHK had never seen the whole thing .. it makes me want to go back to Savannah (our Georgia journey pics are a bit out of whack, it seems there are a couple of FL pix in there, but most are properly tagged)
1 year ago - St. Patty ATW man pic, Adam & In-laws, out of whack, q&A
2 years ago - St. Pat's, dinner with family, ww info, goat robot - needs lasers
3 years ago - St. Pat's, the
4 years ago - st pats, snake son a plane, 4 things poll, lighter elements
5 years ago - Irish stuff, work, dog, hippie, writing
6 years ago - St Pats, Ordered CoH, email fixed, bro rant, work issues
7 years ago - St Pats, Purim, post #5490
8 years ago - many now-dead links, last sentence quiz, doctor, newt fetch
9 years ago - St Pats
10 years ago - Papal Apology
finished watching it crowd :(
Falafel salad! yum!
Today should be Pye day, in honor of Pyewacket as well as the Irrational number and circular dessert! Pye couldn't care less, as long as he has a warm lap.
Picture compliments of B3ta - It sums up Pyewacket (when not a lump) pretty well.
1 year ago - pi day, pancakes, mr meaty, sex in the city movie, bangkok dangerous
2 years ago - Dinner with Cathy & Dave, "the good life" pic, gardening, ad-free basic accounts go bye-bye, icehouse design, eats
3 years ago - kitty feeding, the host, no cable modem yet.
4 years ago - sleepy, newt playing and chitty chatting, palm doodle, wifi hotsync, safety ape, sex offenders, mulligrubs
5 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
6 years ago - subpages broken, Shazam!, Dead Like Me, CS sucks as a tech, vamp game
7 years ago - walkabout pics, lovieness, got unreal server hopping
8 years ago - mush, Roman tub, dreams of owning a pet grooming store, insurance woes, and palm doodles
9 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'm pretty happy to see the theme live on in second life (I'm there *very* infrequently as scottobear bergson), and even more so in Playstation home (a bit more frequently on PSN as scottobear) .
Went to Walmart for some supplies, and I ended up grabbing Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood for $19... That's it for ps3 titles, until I play one of 'em to the end.
My current catalog for the PS3 is -
- Lego Indiana Jones: Original Adventures - we love all games lego - the only one that hasn't totally enchanted us yet is lego batman for the wii, but that may change, too.
- Little Big Planet: Game of the year version - my current fave. easy on the eyes, tricky levels, and an online community that's fantastic.
- Uncharted 2 - my first game, and I really like it a lot - haven't played it too much, but it's a hoot thus far
- Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood - hard, but with infinite lives, I suspect I'll make it through eventually. good to have a western.
- The Darkness - pretty evil, but a solid game. I've been fortunate in my selection thus far.
Aside from that, thing found today that disturbed me somehow - um, no. ms. easter bunny!
1 year ago - repairing internet connection on the EEE, hysteria, overtired, allergy
2 years ago - awesome taco salad,
3 years ago - interviewed at calvert, flew kites
4 years ago - animated newtcam archive, bhk chat, bat-folk, Friday 5, tmbg
5 years ago - scottobear.com renew, trip to deerfield, free fonts, chat crash w/bhk,gp puts me on to spidey bible, what? WhaT?, H2GT2G, Chimp attack, giantsteps
6 years ago - blogspam treatment, work, serial adder, 7-eared kitty, clown sweater, Ephemera, visited bro
7 years ago - book meme, palm doodles, picture issues
8 years ago - mopey, bro helping out, Dick Hymen - Master of Jazz Piano, super tugboat, Newton's name, pet name poll, magic ingredients
9 years ago -
valentines breakfast at bob evans w/ nailles - it was tasty, but I think my order was the only one that wasn't goofed in some way.
Sean came over for a moment - brought us popcorn and a movie to watch!
The picture I took of my footprint in the snow looks weirdly inverted when viewed small.
BHK officially got her Vallies Day Gifts - a couple of handmade cards, a hat made of llama yarn (black, with knitted pictures of bunnies and weather on it. ), a llama pin made from fimo, and Style Savvy for the DS. If you want to visit her pretend-play fashion store, it's in Velvet City at the Chiffon Mall, Floor 16 - Green La . Buy lots of goodies , dear journal!
Speaking of goodies, I now have Little Big Planet (game of the year edition) for my ps3. Looking to game with me, dear journal? look me up as scottobear in the ps3 community.
I got new pair of Jeans for Valentines day from the in-laws - nicely timed, as one of my old pair of chinos tore about an hour before. Larry and Chris had Ice cream and cake for Chris's B'day, and we lounged about and watched some of the olympics.
So far today, all I've done is look for work, update my journal, and notice that my beard is just about all grown out, thanks to the recent snow.
1 year ago - ides of feb, pic, walkies, insurance thinks I have fibromyalgia, tv
2 years ago - minty kisses, DuClaw, Toe the line / Piss and Vinegar, Video card driver issue, Q&A meme
3 years ago - Otter Pics!, Marine museum, warm geese in hoodies
4 years ago - compusa poop, holy moley, transistors, cargo cults, lj feature, bus station picture, cadbury bbq egg, on the lam(b), sex pred stigma
5 years ago - edbook pic arrives, cheap chocolate,
6 years ago - Sun-sentinel cam changes direction, crittercam, condo shopping, I feel great
7 years ago - MP toys, work shopping, black bean hummus, key deer
8 years ago - Newtcam active in old apartment, how
9 years ago - Monster!, SA goes in fro her job interview, got a love note, simpsons lame, cartoons, silly haiku, bro and I
The Nailles took us out to lunch at Appleby's after Chris got his epidural at the hospital across the street - seems like this time it took well. BHK was just happy to get a yummy blondie to share with me!
watched the end of sanctuary - cliffhanger, dang it!
"Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it." - Martin Luther King Jr.
1 year ago - groundhog day doodle, slow day, aardvark's, blood sugar/ blackout
2 years ago - nutshell of a day, Bugah visit
3 years ago - voice post - newton's first snow
4 years ago - homeless thoughts, bb vid card broken, newt buries my dinner, jimi, auto-dl tv shows,
5 years ago - mushrooms and eggplant, barefoot craving, acronym cursing, Panama city teens,
6 years ago -
7 years ago - tan me hide, kartoo, SOP, coloring book entry
8 years ago - Accessory animals. Enron & GWB/pretzel, watching Lone Gunmen, Newt came to work, skate porn
9 years ago - Hot outside! Metallica sues Victoria’s Secret, the weather the cuckoo likes, my first LJ flame attack (and my rebuttal)
hap-pye newt year 2010!
always remember -
is not rude,
it is not self seeking,
it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices in truth.
It always protects,
-1 Corinthians 13:5&6
487 entries in 2009 - (453 entries in 2008,417 in '07,618 in '06, 975 in '05, 716 in '04)
I won Valley of the mammoth tonight - watched a car jump 250+ feet in the air.
1 year ago - hny, amy urgent care, gaming with shaun, earache kicking up
2 years ago - HNY, Hairspray, New pyecam laptop
3 years ago - HNY, newt and pye pics, 618 entries, sucky movies
4 years ago - HNY, modis, counts, PD movies, new day in sofla
5 years ago - Transformer guy, paleoclimatology, Tony Danza Has a TV show, Sri Lanka refuses aid because they are military, element, music, monkey entry links, unpopular baby names, pet names, Scotty's Stores sinking, B-to-the-E, 1-2-3-go vs 1-2-go-on-3 poll
6 years ago - ninja turtles, FFXI w/Sammy & D, film finding, Newt age progression, missing kid
7 years ago - law of 5s, ageless project, wishes that didn't come true, edbook's llamas, sofla ice age, rain, slow day, Danny stubborn, finished Barnum / started agony & ecstasy, Newt pic
8 years ago - TZ marathon, people requesting money for reading their journal, country specific euros, 2nd instance of 1 Corinthians 13:5&6 and Happy Newt Year!
9 years ago - Resolutions, some dead news links, good links to marbles, bejeweled,alchemy, etc, 1st instance of 1 Corinthians 13:5&6, reflections on old games, Norman bates, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and a new writing style
What have I been up to lately, dear journal? Let’s see.
On Wednesday, I went to a job fair in Northern Virginia… I’m thankful that my background allows me to qualify for a good clearance ranking. DC area seems to prefer folks with an ability to do so.
Yesterday, BHK, Chris and I went to the Mexico restaurant for supper – aside from that, I went to physical therapy and rested in bed with the boys. Tonight we’re scheduled to visit the Manspergers for some baked Ziti and good conversation – Sean has been very helpful, in helping me to seek out opportunities in this region.
I’m looking forward to a snowy day tomorrow. Supposed to be 12-20 inches in my neck of the woods!
Amy is coming to visit from the 26th to the 30th! Right on!
I’m digging the new statistics page for livejournal. Makes it easier to track hits than by hiding little sensors in each post, certainly. The “my guests” feature is especially engrossing – I never know so many flyby’s happened to old entries!
I’m glad the tv show lost is in it’s final season. I don’t hate the show… but I am tired of the hype. I watched the first season or so, and then stopped, when it occurred to me that they’d keep making shows as long as advertisers would pay to keep ‘em on the air, and not because there’s a solid plot going from beginning to end. I feel the same about Heroes, sadly. If there had been something more engaging than “what is the answer” and one I’d never get, I’d probably dig both of those shows.
Also, I think Blade should’ve been in Twilight, not Buffy.
New Years, I’m planning on doing the Polar bear plunge, unless my health isn’t into it. Current holiday loot breakdown – all of it wonderful!
- Mom and Wilton – Oranges, Honey and assorted grove goodness from Florida.
- Ish & company – a tin of yummy cookies, a picture of Newt drawn by Li’l bit, two wonderful tree ornaments – one says “we <3 u infinity”, and a pair of sea stars in beach gear and a great hand-done card, complete with glitter!
- Karen (Kev’s sis)– super friends Cartoon DVD (via Amazon… BHK and I didn’t recognize her married name, so it took me a sec to figure out who it was!)
- Cathy and Dave – Cookies! and three wrapped gifts to put under the tree!
1 year ago – Dexter season 1, gifts from Kev, and the folks in Florida, tired but getting better,
2 years ago - started my minicity - (still doing ok, though neglected), icy footing, f'ing programming, tell me meme, my snazzy new custom sneakers
3 years ago - Dinner with C&D, Big Brain, Xmas card, silly holiday lj toys
4 years ago - Xmas card, condo Xmas party, calm a llama down
5 years ago - salty seas, Christmas toy, year in review, Celebrex, anime fans, con folk
6 years ago - trade invites for play $$, dreams
7 years ago - How to attain old age, got my epidural
8 years ago - Crime & Punishment, heterodox, evil news, HP question, pooter poop, bagpipe, egoboo, giant bee
9 years ago - met Tarpo (I still have the holiday mix cd) and Isis, LJ sea Chantey, AOK-ing, Christmas Blues
10 years ago – heat miser / snow miser song.
We played a boatload of jungle speed and nibbled on pigs in blankets, and those cream cheese wraps that BHK has continued to develop into super tasty treats.
Much fun was had by all – I prefer playing the dorky warthog more than the lion or rhino, now. Adam is almost always monkey (Unless BHK had it), while Anna was Tigress, and Dave was Hippo. We need to get more controllers so we can play more than 4 at a time! fortunately, the game allows 2 per controller/nun chuck.
Adam and Anna are sleeping over – everyone else is close enough to home to get kicked out come snoozeville.
Safe Cooking tips for the hoidays
Quote of the moment - “Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” - Robert A. Heinlein
1 year ago – cheap gasoline, sleepy Newton pictures, PT helping, I have the opposite of Seasonal Affective Disorder, Mexico, Mom meets Shannon, preacher cookies, OTRcat
2 years ago - black friday not the busiest shopping day, nutshell day - Greek fest, new Christmas ornaments, preacher cookies, will appears, cyn fall pic
3 years ago - coughing, sickies one day to one month
4 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
5 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
6 years ago - Dr. Who, Mail, Ellies, Pods, mininukes
7 years ago - chores, 7 seas, supah-tofutti, Proverbs 15:1
8 years ago - met with tarpo and isis, tarot, fair-palm synch, LJ-ish quotes
9 years ago - Kids in the Hall bits, things I'm thankful for, what's love?, dream
pyewacket and his portrait (given to us by amy as a wedding prezzie)
Physical Therapy today, and the rest spent absorbing the drizzle, and doing job search. BHK has had Holly on the XM radio going since midday. I have seen hints of coming meals after her trip to the grocer, and my tummy is happy.
Adam and Anna are coming over tomorrow night - more bbq chips and good eats all the way through TG!
2 years ago - I love traveling with BHK, train set at motorcycle shop, festival of trees (Hospice), getting my head in order
3 years ago - gobble gobble - turkey day
4 years ago - talked to bro in hospital, local music, reader quiz
5 years ago - good counters bad, beard, heroin traffic in sofla, Melissa not Alyssa, evo vs creationism beliefs in the usa, googlewhacked, crimes against children task force
6 years ago - Whatever comes to mind, kid memory, cent sign, elephants
7 years ago - Mayah's Birthday with pics, mage knight, cosplayers, Newtpics, ACCExpo, Lemmiwinks song
8 years ago - Superpowers, assoil, holiday icon musing
9 years ago - Golden Rice, survey, myths over Miami
Dinner was with the in-laws – hot dogs on the grill, baked beans and smokin’ sweet bbq chips.
Jungle Speed yet again. Lion is my lucky animal… no bears there.
1 year ago – leftover Halloween pics, allergy shots, walking and twilight – hobbits in bikinis.
2 years ago - one year out from ACIM, turkey doodle, tg pics to color, ze on thanks, BHK cooks, bacon salt, fry on americans, newt and pye pics, lj reads, 27 questions,
3 years ago - Mr.T on fashion, Bully Charlie Brown, Bro incognito, Last day at ACIM.
4 years ago - chilly for fl, many entries, foot amputee dream, bro in hospital
5 years ago - newtcam button, hercules & newton, bueller thoughts, jam sammiches, g-cans, flu bug, survey, LH quits, bro back in the pokey
6 years ago - DC Earths, Shrunken Heads, Police Cars, mix cds, South park, origin ofRaj KAJ, An awesome Weekly World News Issue, I am DNA, Bro Issues
7 years ago - classic kids audio books, history, forms in LJ work, goodbye to work-Pam, Mojo has a hissy fit vs Bonbon/Kev
8 years ago - beatnik, thanksgiving, harry potter quiz, wandering
9 years ago - thanksgiving
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