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recovered from April 1, 2002 – Gaming, slice o’ Scotto life in SoFla. It was a Monday, back when I worked the graveyard shift at IMT.

Original post from April 1, 2002 – refers to jet’s pizza guy, doc and work.

april 1, 2002 part 1 – Doctor trip



superheroes... for freedom force, I think.

superheroes… for freedom force, I think.

laundry @ federal hwy in pompano

laundry @ federal hwy in pompano

laundry @ federal hwy in pompano

laundry @ federal hwy in pompano

Jet's pizza guy handing out fliers. I remember it being alternately rainy and sunny... felt bad for the person inside.

Jet’s pizza guy handing out fliers. I remember it being alternately rainy and sunny… felt bad for the person inside.

jets pizza guy in traffic

jets pizza guy in traffic


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According to reports the generating plant at Chalk Point is connected to a substation on Ryceville Road in Charles County. The insulator from this line failed and released the power line that connects to the substation which caught on fire when it hit the ground. Reports say the explosion was over 100 feet tall.

SMECO lineman, Kevin Thomas, said PEPCO and SMECO are jointly investigating the explosion, there is no estimate as to how long it will take to repair the substation. The utility companies are in the process of switching the power as a work-around. When asked why this substation was causing such a large outage Thomas said that this transmission line goes over the entire United States.

Power is beginning to be restored throughout the area.

Power outages may be linked to a switching station located in Charles County on Ryceville Road. Reports are also being made that 13 metro stations are without power.

There have been reported power outages across the entire Southern Maryland area.

Traffic lights out throughout Southern Maryland – treat intersections as a 4 WAY STOP & PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

Be on lookout for police on foot at intersections controlling traffic.

See the most updated SMECO map here:

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Mar. 9th, 2015 05:12 pm
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Everyone was back to work after quite a few snow days last week. Most folk opted for teleworking – tomorrow this place will be a full house, given that many folks default to teleworking Monday, anyhow.

Spent a little while cleaning the office – looking better. I think one more little touch up and I’ll be set.

Swung by the local gallery, and picked up my Major Award‚ĄĘ¬†( A lovely photo of a dragonfly by Selena Daughtrey-Anderson ) and got Allison some earrings designed by Lisa Tettimer. ¬†We also admired the art of Jen Poteet (see below for an awesome notecard)

Bounced by the candy store, too… got some sponge before the weather forbids getting more.

From this morning’s commute discussion -

Just realized I left my keys either at work or at home this morning. I hope that they’re at home when I get there.






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This alert has been updated.
Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from Midnight Tonight to 9 pm EST Thursday.
  • Precipitation types, wintry mix, then all snow, heavy at times.
  • Accumulations: snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches.
  • Timing: rain changes to wintry mix around midnight then all snow Thursday. Snow heaviest Thursday late morning to mid afternoon.
  • Temperatures: in the mid 30s, dropping into the lower 20s.
  • Winds: north 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.
  • Impacts: roads will be snow covered, visibilities will drop to around a Quarter-mile at times, making travel dangerous.
Recommended actions

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only Travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight. Food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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This Afternoon
chancerain Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Highs around 50. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
nt_rain Rain. Lows in the lower 40s. Northeast winds around 10 mph…increasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
snow Rain in the morning…then rain and snow in the afternoon. Rain may be heavy at times in the morning. Little or no snow accumulation. Breezy with highs in the upper 40s. North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Saturday Night
nt_snow Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow in the evening…then mostly clear after midnight. Breezy with lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

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There is no current Advisory for Calvert County.¬† The potential is a gradient of snow from approximately ¬Ĺ inch of snow in the northern areas of Calvert down to nothing in the southern end.¬† If precipitation starts it will be flurries after 9 pm with the most significant band between midnight and 6 am.¬† After the precipitation, a cold front will move through the area with winds potentially in the 30-40mph range and some of the coldest temperatures of the season.

Saturday morning could be in the single digits.

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Jan. 11th, 2011 03:48 pm
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Snow will develop during the afternoon hours (3-5pm) and continue into the night ending between midnight and 4am. Northern Calvert may see around 4 inches and Southern Calvert may receive 2-4 inches. Winds will be out of the Northwest to West at 15-20mph with gusts of 30-35mph. Temperatures will remain at or just above freezing during the day and return to below freezing toward evening. There is a potential for some ice accumulation of 1/10 of an inch or less. Tides will not be a factor.

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via never mind, the end! I wish I'd taken it!

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Hooray! It's Snowing!!

My wife makes me warm, even with snow outside.

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When wmata closed down five stations on the red line this weekend it was apparently to find ways to make the trains more delayed.

It's odd and maybe a little sad that I don't write entries of more content than a digest of 140-line entries in twitter or facebook.

I was introduced (via @Nerdist) to a game where you think of existing movie titles that sound like pooping. Ones that cracked me up were:
  • Operation Jumbo Drop
  • There Will Be Blood
  • The Longest Yard
  • The Brown Bunny
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • Grease
  • The Green Mile
  • Midnight Run
  • Like Water for Chocolate
  • Mr. Smith goes Washington
  • Rear Window
Ah, poop. Nyuk nyuk nyuk!

I glided through the day today - somehow, it seems like time passed slowly this morning, but this afternoon is streaked past with great, but subdued strength. Glided seems wrong.... but "glode" or "glid" is worse. Vague figures in dark cloaks lurk in the back of my head as I ride home... I hope they're just being sneaky, and mean no true harm. As long as that one in the scarlet tuxedo and domino mask doesn't make an appearance, I'll be ok.  I prefer those that are clad in green, purple, rusts and orange today to those darker and primary colors tickling the hairs on the back of my neck. Summer skies are changing... the turkey vultures seem to know that Halloween is coming, though I haven't yet heard the hoo-hoo, hoo of owls yet, the cicadas are chattering here and again. Hints are coming more rapidly now - BHK's pumpkin cookies with maple-sugar frosting a big one.

I'm in the mood for a blue moon with a slice of orange in the glass. I may have one with dinner tonight if I can.

I'm also dead tired, but I know I'm overdue for doing some stretches and exercise when I get home. 

1 year ago - voice post from boardwalk
2 years ago - polydactyl cat pics, wii with adam, filling and root canal came out, abbie and gabbie in a baby carriage
3 years ago - falafel, sick bhk, gardenburger, comics and games and stuff, change, very clever pipe game, cosmic coasters, eryx sends us ecofluxx, twin win, apes and cadbury, 3000 year old beehives, population doubling by 1 human and 1 cat, how scotto makes himself angry, Madeline L'engle RIP, stolen catalytic converter from the parking lot at work, palm doodles, top murderous cities
4 years ago - jojo again, Chase is a creep, acim scuttlebutt (RS came back and left since then)
5 years ago- First notice of SNAKES ON A PLANE, smokin' with Newt and Firpo,morning pre-work report, interdictor shenanigans, ADP and RI duke it out, second life free
6 years ago - Broward PSA, hurricane doodles, freeware
7 years ago - Harvest moon, auto-cashiers, acim two-level split, lynching, cluster move, gender genie, newt-bounce
8 years ago - Sleestaks and Oatmeal, Sculpey and Fimo, Bewitched, cave photo, bad prefixes, dog snoods
9 years ago- lj drama regarding cheaters,lovely long chat where blackie burped, thescents of rose, lavender, gardenia, violette, and muguet (burts bees),Skeletor, Back in 1997, there was an exorcism performed on Mother Teresa, saints.
10 years ago - poopy day, Suzy, Walt Whitman, American Cannibals, Mush, interests, overheard, jail visits Geotarget
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Hot Walkies as like last year. Came home soaked with sweat after just doing a standard route.


Trolley starts running next monday.... will I ride it this year? Hard to guess. Maybe?

1 year ago - atw man pix, apollos birthday
2 years ago - new bed, pic, top gear, fred pohl's gateway,
3 year ago - lime-vanilla candles, beehive / blueberry / raspberry thoughts, music to keep an eye on, earache, plato quote, zefrank interview
4 years ago - apollo's b'day, ask a ninja, atom ant, orange monkey hanger, godzilla mp3, singing fountain
5 years ago - bro stuff, lazy vibe, xanga murder, 3-d x-rays, sex offenders sans Viagra, church basement
6 years ago - messing with hello for pictures, blogspot for galleries, walkabout pics, How I feel about LJ politics, talked to a shoe-shine hobo, the pit, evil spirits. Got my wish for Doom Patrol on Teen Titans!
7 years ago - newtcam, lunch w/danny Teacher of the year!), Thracian Temple found, search test
8 years ago - talking with my bro about doing work as extras, played ps2, saw a raccoon, lj poetry (I miss that link.) , Apollo's Birthday (Speaking of scrying), laundry day
9 years ago - doppelganger, Civet in perfume, Happy-Lucky Chinese Restaurant Game, Sea Monkey Update, project Gutenberg (read Two years in the forbidden city), crap about font usage, pee-banners, caption?
10 years ago - Outings solution, Newt a little sickGeotargetVisitor Map

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Apr. 8th, 2010 11:37 pm
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job fair with BHK - better for me than her
visited Chris in hospital -
yarn - chna'ca
still no glow yarn in mail
Chris & Larry back from smith island
smith Island cake
window shaker in loft
rain brings cooler temps
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BHK and I went on a little walkabout to pick up the mail and stretch our legs - hit the boardwalk where someone put together a nifty, albeit a bootylicious snowman - snow was piled up from the plows in the back area parking lot to about 8-10 feet.<tr valign="top"><td> 

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Walkies were fun, though I was more than a little sore afterward. Some stretching and a heating pad is putting me right.

Chris & Mandy came over for some supper - Taco salad (real meat for them, pseudo-meat for BHK and me) It was tasty, but poor Chris was knocked out from his weekend of meteorology - and he's likely going back to DC tomorrow for a few days at a hotel - expecting 10 to 25 inches feet more of snow tomorrow afternoon into the evening.

BHK looks like she's going to hit the sack early, and I think I'll join her, once I'm sure the phones are charged and the doors are locked, although, it's very unlikely anyone's coming in through the back door - there's still a couple of feet of snow on the deck.

Amy got a DS, though her sister is apparently fond of making off with it- I want to set her and BHK both up with Acekard2 and a good collection of homebrew software.

1 year ago - watching batman, walkies curtailed, springtime weather. grilling for dinner
2 years ago - Jane Austen Book club, bushed, yahoo live (now gone), mogulus, veodia, pvk2, Zombie Cyborg Bugs!, WiFi attractive nuisance
3 years ago - picnic in the loft, local interests, interview meme, rpg class quiz
4 years ago - 1-year breakup, newt monkey, flavor crave poll, haiku, 3-d painted rooms, pigs in space, phone-post fog walking, guilt meme
5 years ago - jb gives me filth for my birthday, cable out, bad juju, taco ninja viagp, superman jerk, river walkabout pics, Mel and I are done.
6 years ago - Residence / Faire / 'Zilla / Shapes , Memory Fragment, Z-squad, Money
7 years ago - playing with palm-modem, dream of hot applesauce vendor & snuggling up at a basketball game. 
8 years ago - bro hit on his bike by a cop, bibles in hotels, walkies, FMM lost use of the Net during working hours, Talk about Chupa / small hands,tiffany in playboy.
9 years ago - 100 monkeys debunked, FMM sold Tampa, fending off the end of a flu (history repeats itself, I guess!), Suzy's crappy computerGeotarget

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As you can see by the pile o' previous pix, it's been snowing, dear journal. Supposedly a storm of epic proportions, 2012 come early, the great white wall o'doom.

First time in 30 years that the post office hasn't delivered mail (from here to DC anyhow).

For my own future swift access - 
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</td></tr>Eh, This is downright pleasant compared to a hurricane. Sure, the snow is two feet deep at the non-drifted points (as tall as me at the high end) - but we still have power and heat. BHK has shoveled a tunnel over to the Naille's next door - I'm opting to stay inside with a pair of sweats on, and a couple of kitties to keep me warm while I type.

I've caught up my journal from the last couple of days, some are shorter than others, but at least I have the logs in place.

1 year ago - neighbor chimney fire, pictures of dinosaurs, cats, and firetruck, and BHK
2 years ago - 70 out, buses leaky, Mexico dindin, Danny Prezzies, Helen Killer, Czolgosz!
3 years ago - a ton of walkabout pics, fossil hunting during a Snowy day on the bay, microsoft and openID, kitties
4 years ago - "Chilly" - in the 40s.ha. Today it was less than half that, before wind chill!, best buy wall numbers, absurd inventions, Superbowl. Scientology SP, Black/white vs right/wrong
5 years ago - Beetlejuice thoughts, evergreen boneyard photo-walk, domestic cats stay at adolescent mentality, interactive autopsy, girls sued for being nice
6 years ago - Super-loved ones, 2-headed baby surgery, fox wedding weather, meat eaters, scale, ruins
7 years ago - Nice thoughts, torture, LCD, note to Newt, Latrave b-day card, Class action suit.. I got my $12 check, eventually, Chandlerisms
8 years ago - MP pay delay, tron, #10 tight, naughty work thoughts, Scripts, system lockdowns and short tempers
9 years ago - At Last, first find hero machine (now in my toybox), bug, Dani and Rhonda hook me up!Geotarget
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Snow Day! Staying in, avoiding the slippy-slidey foolishness outside if we can help it.

Everything is covered with a light coating of clean, crisp white. I rather like it, though it seems like it'll all be gone before my birthday.

I finished GASP! finally - a fun read. I'm not sure if I want to put it on bookmooch, send it to a friend, or save it for a future read.

1 year ago - the narrows, chocolate bag, eee swap, cash4gold scam
2 years ago - feeling better, Aimee Mann, rocket belt, Brazilian / Bush Joke
3 years ago - swim meet, sci-fi writer meme, dead valentiner link, misc sentence finish meme, 
4 years ago - G0DLAND, Tchuby Tchuba, Bangles, Angel Eyes Newt, Unicorns LA, Bullfight Just Desserts, Ham the chimp / space monkeys
5 years ago - Newt and I relaxing pics, Scotto playlist, Lazytown, bro issues, how they did singin' in the rain remix
6 years ago - DVD burning, RenFairies, Prez-match, pop-up books, first touch of firefly (I still think Zoe is an overused name)
7 years ago - New moon, new year coming, Charles Dickens joke, skull sales, Job at FMM ends, Bday prezzies
8 years ago - Fiscal responsibility, Ghetto voices, online "privacy", Marine Park is a bad and disreputable online store, newt lovies 
9 years ago - being mushy, schedule issues, The Invisible Men, flax seedGeotarget
10 years ago - TORG Character
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Hey! Today is a palindrome! 011110 !

A panoramic pic of the bay iced over from yesterday (bigger here)

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BHK made me a wonderful breakfast of veggie omelets and English muffin – nice dose of protein to begin the day solidly.

Bad news technology-wise… BHK’s laptop seems to have taken a nap from which it won’t awake. I suspect the internal power supply. Looking into cracking it open soon, if the alternate cable doesn’t fix her up.

Shadow of the Vampire this evening, while we strip the tree of it’s ornaments and lights – rather a counterpoint too last year’s Kolchak festival while putting on the goodies.

Started watching sanctuary tonight, but the allure of Big Kahuna took it over. We’ve made it to 94 of 99 levels complete, and all but one tropical fish unlocked.

Dinner of tasty twisty pasta and unchicken strips in a tomato-cream sauce, with lots of tasty garlic!

Janet sent me a pic of Danny from his Birthday on Los Olas – BHK thinks he looks cuter sans moustache.


1 year ago – rescue ink, winter farmer’s market, comics & munchkin quest (still unplayed, a year later! got to correct that soon), die monter die, mr meaty, took apart trains under the xmas tree
2 years ago - baby polar bear, different route to work, friday 5, gizmodo tv-b-gone
3 years ago - newt and pye pics / video, off to marion
4 years ago - hijinks, top 10 questions, hieroglyphic names, system still out for repair, doodling
5 years ago - turtle thought, dinero, illumination, tv torrents, vampire hunting with a stand up bass, metasearch, mucho folks fired for keeping online journals, iraqi abuse cheerleaders, server location, flying_blind introduces me to the term blague which is a perfect alternate to blog.
6 years ago - drama flakes, bad taste, Dentsu, Tintin, Sandalwood and walkabout
7 years ago - LotR, Nipple scarves, vax-d, UBER-PEA!, Newt piccies
8 years ago - Colostomy bag thief, D&D stats, monkey god baby
9 years ago - looking to the future, all the words Geotarget

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Brunch with BHK, In-laws, Adam, Dave Nelson, and Rorey – Adam made a heart-shaped biscuit for anna, who was absent (Adam is going to VA this afternoon to settle some court issues there)


No Snow today, but the bay is still nicely iced!


Visited Nailles a bit, chitty-chatted for a while

Big Kahuna when we got home – nearly to the end by now – our zoo animals haven’t given birth yet.

New fondness for the IT crowd TV show – nice mindless foolishness, with some of the boosh gang hanging about, too.

1 year ago – shots, bhk doc visit, Kat’s 3rd year ljing, dunwich horror, cookies, bhk’s coat arrives
2 years ago - plumber, kat bday, nutshell day
3 years ago - KC's bday, moved a bit, dead and breakfast, hero quiz
4 years ago - illegal to annoy, esp poll 2, superkitty icon, yahoo-webjay, meme, sliders farewell, Japanese spidey full 1st episode, more silly quizzes, dinosaur/archosaur, family watchdog for sex preds, eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
5 years ago - Mel's not fond of my music & helpful to caterpillar, OTR, evilcorp, FBI most wanted, long list meme, word use, that silly video, no conspiracy folks?
6 years ago - Blimp, bail, accents and the start of getting a mortgage, fog of war, newt pic
7 years ago - silly entendres, pygmy cannibals, pyramid mausoleum
8 years ago - gollum toys, prayer wheels, SOP, What's he gots in his pocketses?, gollum poll
9 years ago - supes, lyrics, ghosting Geotarget
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snow day today - a light dusting cleaned up the dirty slush left over from the blizzard.

Newton has the right idea, I think – Burrito snuggles under covers!


Mandy took home the game trophy for winning cir-kis and pop-up storybook.

I like Cir-kis, but think that Blokus is a bit more my thing – benefit of cir-kis is that you don’t need ghost players if you only have 3 people at the table.

1 year ago – crayon physics, pyecam and newtcam, Chris’s metro car poops out, inauguration, mexico for lunch
2 years ago - plumbing issues start, video games (meet me on the steam netowork to play!), absinthe legal again
3 years ago - gave up on heroes and torchwood, assorted tv enjoyed, bhk and I work, took down xmas train, brown house
4 years ago - Letterman vs O'Reilly, Envisioning poll, Prof. Plum, Moon Worship, firefly crew, World Of Stuff, bike about and hoff, pictures, human skin books
5 years ago - mooshy, work hires, 300 fonts you should have (Note - porno bob, CS, sharon and jill all no longer work there)
6 years ago - Wonderful Prezzies from The East, Misc work hubbub, hubbub, scary chimps, Ted Passed away.
7 years ago - Elvis, scrapple, lesbian book covers, smokers, pancake bunny passed away, Sweet comment from Rachel
8 years ago - walkies, toys, WordsEye, food
9 years ago - deoxy, st. mary's, noir Geotarget

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