Not into writing or reading LJ tonight…

Long story short…beautiful night outside… that “promise of rain” smell in the air, cool breezes. I’ve been sitting out front for the last couple of hours in my chair, just reading, and talking to Newt through the window…he seemed happy, as long as I was within view. Read more about the weird, wild west. It’s a nice ‘snippet’ book.. good to fill the space between other readings, and just enjoying the atmosphere outside.

before I go, two pictures from this morning.

fat ol' parrot
I saw a big, fat parrot sitting on a telephone wire… the camera didn’t get a good shot of him or his buddy, so I sketched him.
actual photo

on the bus was a girl with an unfolded McDonald’s french fry box… she was using it as a sort of mask… the side flaps looked like hammer-head eyes. She was having a grand old time, and made me laugh.
french fry girl

Now, it’s bedtime, and I’ll see you in the morning, dear journal.


good grief! I’m glad I got a fat hd.

Welcome to Earth & Beyond. You’ve been selected out of thousands of applicants to participate in the public test of the first online role-playing galaxy. After a few easy steps, you’ll be in your own starship and adventuring through a living galaxy populated with thousands of players.

First things first – Download the game!

If you have a broadband connection, you can download the code all at once. It should take between one and two hours.

You’ll need 1.6 GB of space on your hard drive, so make sure there’s room.

[password stuff]

Again, congratulations on making it through the selection process. Even though
the game is still in a test phase with occasional difficulties, we think you’ll
have a great time. We look forward to hearing from you about your experience,
so we can keep improving the game.

Welcome to Earth & Beyond!

Maria “Cerdith” Hamilton
Community Manager, Earth and Beyond Online
Westwood Studios

It looks really neat, thus far.