Bless ol’ Kazaa for downloads of old episodes of MST3k. some of them have a weirdly bad audio synch, though.

Thoughts of being snuggled with my sweetheart under the covers, watching the tube and making silly goof-talk to one another…or maybe just holding her as she sleeps in my arms.

I’m in a quiet, calm mood… having a last meal of cookies and tea before my enforced fast at midnight. I have to remember to set my wake-up call for tomorrow. (I’d hate to sleep through it!) I take my pill at 9:45.

I want to get a new flannel nightshirt, in case it gets cooler earlier.. though sweats and piles of covers are plenty nice.

wish me luck and mending thoughts for tomorrow, dear journal.

three of our brains are missing

The brains of three members of the Baader-Meinhoff gang have gone missing after several years in a lab somewhere. Of course, it all fits into a pattern: One of the Kray twins (notorious British gangsters) had his brain removed from his body at autopsy and stored by the MRC behavioral neuroscience unit a few years ago. They wanted to study it to find out whether it had any abnormalities predisposing it to criminal behavior (ironically, they didn’t have permission from next of kin… which technically makes it a brain theft!). Eventually it was reinterred next to the rest of his body.

No eating after midnight tonight, and no meds today at all. That should be ok. I’m not planning on any acrobatics or muscle lifting. I’ll be back at work on Tuesday, and hopefully the shot will go pleasantly. It’ll be good to get back on track.

More about the leonids

come on fhqwhgads

“God will not suffer man to have the knowledge of things to come; for if he had prescience
of his prosperity he would be careless; and understanding of his adversity he would be senseless.”

You are Augustine!
You love to study tough issues and don’t mind it if you lose sleep over them.
Everyone loves you and wants to talk to you and hear your views, you even get things like “nice debating
with you.” Yep, you are super smart, even if you are still trying to figure it all out. You’re also
very honest, something people admire, even when you do stupid things.

What theologian are you?

A creation of Henderson

Augustine is one of the biggies… a master of rhetoric, and a brilliant author. I read a lot of his stuff when I went through my “apocryphal philosophy” phase a few years back. I’m not in great agreement with much of what he’s written, but he’s a fantastic thinker and analyst. I’d like to see who the other answers returned..

Aliens was on AMC last night… It features an orange cat named Jones, a little girl named Newt, and probably the first reasonable use of human form mechs as forklifts…Not to mention it being a sequel that was totally different from the movie that spawned it, but was still good. (from lurking horror to action/terror) The first two movies are the only ones that exist to my mind… the others are just crapola.

Hmm… 20 minutes of previews before the movie? That doesn’t bother me, as long as they keep the lights at dim, rather than dark. I’d prefer to be able to navigate into my seat later.

Keith Parkinson Online a capable fantasy artist… he’s’ done good work on Book covers, Everquest, TSR stuff and Magic the gathering cards. He started out looking like Larry Elmore (who I’m not fond of) but developed a style that’s well suited for the genre, now.

Lots of wonderful rain and cool wind this weekend. A delight… makes it all the more worthwhile to stay in, read and rest, though my sleep schedule is a little out of whack now. I’m only stepping out long enough to pick up my scrip. today.

NASA scientists have just released new predictions for the 2002 Leonid meteor storm. The 2002 Leonid meteor shower peaks at 0400 UT and 1030 UT on Nov. 19th… Looks like 4am my local time is the best for me to view.