Random Scotto factoid –

I’ve hung out with a professionally tossed dwarf. He was a nice guy, too, named Jeff… We took Psychology together in ’92, and were part of a group project on biofeedback. He had nothing against the practice when I knew him (I imagine he still doesn’t) and made a decent living (as well as free drinks at the rathskeller) while in school.

Only two states in the union have dwarf-tossing bans, now, Florida and New York.

It’s about 5 degrees F warmer than it is outside.. it’s raining, and a good time to have windows open.

Thanks to Ariel for the head’s up!

Even if you had the old version, download the new ad-aware. The update caught 14 new components on my system, even though I just formatted it about a month ago.

Brilliant Digital is a “sleeper” program that “detonates” weeks after being installed. And uninstalling KaZaa doesn’t uninstall Brilliant Digital’s programs. E-vile.

in more fun news –

a cute lead in to the new tron movie “Tron 2.0, the killer App”

plus, the heat’s not so bad. Just “being outside” level.


Kitty food- check!
litter – check!
shampoo – check!
soap – check!
clean laundry – check!
Supplemental groceries – check!
Clean bathroom and kitchen – check!
take out the trash, sweep stoop – check!

Mail off goodies – Monday!
Washington Mutual – Eventually!
Web page – Eventually!

Survive in this fan-only environment – so far, so good. positive mental outlook is key. Along with minimal clothes and lots of ice water for me and Newtie. (it’s not like we’re in the desert or anything, just 15 degrees warmer than preferred. 86F outside, feels like 95.

Shower – Coming up now. Better way to stay cool!

Random Scotto Factoid – I will answer the door in my boxers (as long as I’ve got suitable coverage on my man-thing) but will find more coverage if I’ve got jockeys on.

later, dear journal!

Yup, the A/C compressor died. Nobody to fix it today, the landlord says he’ll call first thing tomorrow morning and let me know what time he’s coming over. I pressed for what time first thing was, and he said 8:30. I’ll be calling him at 9am sharp if I don’t hear from him, and if he can’t make it any sooner than 11am, I’m going to end up missing work. if he can’t get to it at a reasonable hour tomorrow, I’m going to tell him that I’ll go to Sears, buy another wall unit, and deduct it from rent. In that case, the upside is energy efficiency and that my utility bill will drop.

from msn groups-

Hello Scott,

Thank you for writing to MSN Groups regarding your photos.
We offer our sincere apologies for the inconvenience this have caused you. We
have not yet reproduced the problem and it may take several days for us to
gather additional information.

Thank you for your patience while we work to identify and resolve this problem.


MSN Groups Customer Support

Not a bad form letter. hopefully it means that someone’s on it.

Off to do laundry… until later, dear journal.

Kev’s get together went well… buds for supper, aliens vs predator 2 (my giftie to him) and then a viewing of “A Shot in the Dark“. A relaxing, humorous time. His sister’s doing well, only six more weeks of the colostomy bag, before she can go back to using her original plumbing.

ugh! why are my msn linked photos only showing up as thumbnails? as a side effect, my links also are not working.

TheAir conditioner’s compressor sounds funky… we’ll have to see if it makes it through the night. I suspect the LL is going to have to replace the unit.

ah well, time for bed… lots of chores to do tomorrow morn, before my playtime!