6875 – We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl…year after year.

Looks like Ivan is doing a left hand arc around my location.

Good! I hope it leaves as many people alone as possible.


Been *very* flattered lately… I surely appreciate it.


Big Kahuna took call all day Saturday, and most of the day Sunday. Happy-happy! I’m disappointed EN hasn’t called back or shown much concern about his lost sheet.


Watched Shaun of the Dead, and it was very well done. One of the most entertaining flicks I’ve seen in a long time. I’m a sucker for slice of life / dark humor / zombie movies. I love how oblivious the guys were. Not as gory as I’d thought it would be, except for a few select places.

They had the worst improvised weapons known to any zombie movie. In it’s I’ve never seen a cricket bat used so well to fend off the undead… and the “We’re coming to get you, Barbara!” bit was sharp.

Speaking of which, should a breakout of zombieism take place in South Florida, there are a *lot* of places to hole up securely behind aluminum / wooden shutters, and so much construction stuff to fend off bites. (Not to mention more guns scattered about than the ATF)

Photos from yesterday’s brief walkabout to pick up medicine and groceries:


After three weeks, you just can’t leave places closed. Smith’s is an art-framing store. Lots of good cutters in there.


Big Gay Al’s Tourist Store. Mr. Cow reminded me of that scene from Twister. (He’s tethered to the base by a steel cable.) You could survive in there on novelty pasta and jellybeans, I guess.


The expansion of the Eckerd’s into a CVS. One of the better places to hole up.


Construction site… when the undead horde comes, don’t be caught in the porta-potty.


Fearful Symmetry was quite good…. An interesting Super Girl / Power girl connection / STAR Labs not as philanthropic as you might think, and an excellent presentation of the creepy side of the Question. Probably my favorite episode of the new version of the JL yet, if only for Conspiracy Theory and mostly B-characters. I like Green Arrow as Supergirl’s mentor, too.

Professor Hamilton‘s role was surprising, too.

Hooray for folks hosting TV shows online! I swear, it bears having to spin past 1 minute of commercials for every 3 of showtime.


I don’t like the term “Patriot Day” for 9/11. Maybe some sort of National Remembrance Day, like Pearl Harbor Day. Not sure how I’d divide it over all the regions affected… but I don’t see what patriotism has to do with the tragedy. I feel that’s rather what Memorial Day is for.


Archives –

1 year ago – Photo Friday – faith, I have a cell phone, soundless music, skunk ape

2 years ago – nice dreams, wargaming terrain tips, $25 benefit for being a non-litterbug, Tony gave me Ants, Brains, Cities and Software,

3 years ago – Helping, act more – gripe less, Rant about people who say “we deserved it”, Long chat with Hala, Worried about DelMarVa, chickenpoo dream

4 years ago – looking for things to do, Newtcam reactivated


Current Mood – I could go for a basket of conch fritters / Got Flouride?

Current Music – Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

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