note to self, tomorrow, cash your check, pick up about 4 bars of ivory soap to practice carving on, and pick up your prescription, make appt with neurologist.

also, find a local source for a whetstone to sharpen my jackknife, and maybe a small block or two of cherry wood, and a few testers of balsa.

Things I want to carve: (if I get the knack going again)

  • An Elephant for my beloved. (to start… maybe a few things, if I get the knack, this is the source of my urge to carve… Turtle, Black Cat and Bear too?)
  • A wooden spoon for me, just to have a tool I made myself…
  • A Yeti (basswood? pine?)
  • A Bear (Baswood?)
  • A Newt-kitty (pine?)
  • A Self-Portrait ( pine?)
  • Toys? It’d be wonderful to give hand-made stuff next Christmas.

An Elephant is a good one to start with, because it’s a boxy shape, and a good test with the ears and trunk. (no tusks).

Excellent Interjections.


I would like a root beer float right now.

note to self… swing by computer renaissance next week. seek out wireless ‘net schtuff.

New and improved crack! Now with better hypnotics! Bad enough I have it on my palmtop.

Check out how popular your name’s been over the least 100 years.

Random Scotto factoid – I can’t remember the last time I was bored, or had nothing to do. That’s a blessing if there ever was one.

Random Scotto memory / ramble. Remembering from about 4 years ago.

Dave and Cathi used to hang out with this guy named Roy… an ok guy, as long as you don’t have to do any busines with him. (another story, for another time) He was big into the whole Native American scene, and kept a sweat lodge behind his house. I was introduced to him, I shook hands and we gabbed for a bit…and slowly, something crept into my mind about him was wrong. It wasn’t his weird leather hat or the fact that he had a very weatherbeaten look about him… I couldn’t put my finger on it, until he made a gesture with his right hand, and I noticed he only had three fingers there…a thumb, ring and pinkie. It shocked me because my mom had a friend when I was very young that had *no* fingers, save for a thumb. Well, the long and the short of it is that I should be warned before being in a situation where I might shake hands with a guy that only has three fingers, is all.

I’ve known a number of amputees of varying degrees over the years. English Teacher and Rik, too. I wonder how uncommon it is to have known that many.

I highly reccomend doing a lodge or sauna if available, though. very useful.

on another note… I really would like to see Mr. Rogers pop back on pbs when I can see it.

It’s Such a Good Feeling

1970, Fred Rogers Click to listen to the song.

It’s such a good feeling to know you’re alive.
It’s such a happy feeling: You’re growing inside.
And when you wake up ready to say,
“I think I’ll make a snappy new day.”
It’s such a good feeling, a very good feeling,
The feeling you know that we’re friends.

don’t bother pressing the door close button.

ok… invader zim is on friday nights at 9:30, and sundays at 1pm. good to know.

Bea Arthur wrestling velocoraptors,Mr. T in Elysium, and Abe Lincoln kickin’ butt, all from this guy. groovy… refreshing skill and humor.

The “close door” button on the elevator does little more than give you something to do while waiting for the elevator door to close on its own. The button does work occasionally, but only when the elevator’s not communicating with other elevators in a system to handle traffic, or when the landlord has special-ordered a button that works.

The rest of the time (that’s most of the time in elevators you’re likely to ride) the button is just a piece of plastic that happens to indent. “The computer system doesn’t even recognise it,” says Leonard G. LaVee, Jr., executive director of the National Association of Vertical Transportation Professionals(go ahead… click it… I wouldn’t want anyone to think I was making this up.) Saying “Come on, come on, baby” like a big doofus reportedly doesn’t help either. Test for yourself, if you dare!

modified the design of my blog….still pondering putting a comments area there. upside of blog, I can incorp java, perl, whatever I like. downside, the friend’s list interactivity isn’t there.