Last night was one of pleasant conversation. I was hardly on the web at all
Tomi called me from Finland on skype… it works surprisingly well. Sound was really clean, and it was nice catching up with him, though it was weird, given that he was about 8 hours ahead of me.
Topics: Good ol’ Days, Traveling to the Arctic Circle to see buddies, “the ‘Vette”, Kitties, Cigarettes & Cap’n Kangaroo and Kev re:Gitmo
Had another delightful million-year gab with Tina, too. She’s certainly got a gift for gab. I hope that she’s feeling better today… when she first called, she sounded like a 12 year old with vapor lock, but eventually, the bulk of her nasal-yuck cleared out, and the lungs sounded more loose and open.
Topics: Too Numerous to count (I think I may’ve found someone that can topic-jump more rapidly than I can) But included family, social Darwinism / social quirks, critters (cats, dogs and boars), economy, books primarily popcorn books), tasty food including an eggs and cheese ditty, not-so-tasty food, some very refreshing honesty, and an exceptionally foul-mouthed nun.
Speaking of Foul-mouthed: Listened to a Redd Foxx album recently, and man… I don’t mind blue comedians, but he was just awful. A bunch of weak one-liners. No craft to his work at all. At least Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor build a story that has some profanity – not just a quick “zinger” with a rude ending. Probably, I’m just a different audience – I like Bill Cosby’s albums and Steve Martin’s stuff.
Found a link to a gazillion mp3s of Stars on 45. Pop hits medley-ed out on disco hand-claps. Tossed me right back into the middle of 1981, quick like a magic trick.
Jack the cat chases black bear up tree
WEST MILFORD, N.J. – A black bear picked the wrong New Jersey yard for a jaunt earlier this week, running into a territorial tabby who ran the furry beast up a tree — twice.
Jack, a 15-pound orange-and-white cat, keeps a close vigil on his property, chasing small animals when he can, but his owners and neighbors say his latest escapade was surprising.
“We used to joke, ‘Jack’s on duty,’ never knowing he’d go after a bear,” cat owner Donna Dickey told The Star-Ledger of Newark for Friday’s newspapers.
Neighbor Suzanne Giovanetti first spotted Jack’s accomplishment after her husband saw a bear climb a tree on the edge of their northern New Jersey home’s back yard on Sunday. Giovanetti thought Jack was simply looking up at the bear, but soon realized the much larger animal was afraid of the hissing cat.
After about 15 minutes peering down at the cat from the tree, the bear descended and tried to run away, only to have Jack chase it up another tree.
At this point Dickey, who feared for her cat, called Jack back home and the bear scurried back to the woods.
“He doesn’t want anybody in his yard,” Dickey said.
Bear sightings are not unusual in West Milford, which experts consider one of the state’s most bear-populated areas.
via missv – David Hasselhoff – Secret Agent Man (youtube video)
David Hasselhoff is licensed to kill. He kills music genre after music genre and the occasional one hit wonder. Surrender or die.
ABNT20 KNHC 100930
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
530 AM EDT SAT JUN 10 2006
FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC…CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO…
SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATE THAT A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE
CENTERED ABOUT 100 MILES SOUTH OF CABO SAN ANTONIO AT THE WESTERN
END OF CUBA IS MOVING NORTHWARD. THIS SYSTEM HAS CHANGED LITTLE IN
ORGANIZATION DURING THE NIGHT. HOWEVER…CONDITIONS APPEAR TO BE
FAVORABLE FOR THIS SYSTEM TO BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION OR A
TROPICAL STORM DURING THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS. THIS SYSTEM IS
EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO LATER TODAY
BRINGING SQUALLS AND ADDITIONAL RAINS TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS AND
PORTIONS OF CUBA. AN AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT IS
SCHEDULED TO INVESTIGATE THE SYSTEM THIS AFTERNOON…IF NECESSARY.
ALL INTERESTS IN THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE EASTERN
GULF OF MEXICO SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.
BECAUSE DEVELOPMENT COULD OCCUR NEAR CUBA AT ANY TIME TODAY…A
TROPICAL STORM WATCH OR WARNING MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF
ELSEWHERE…TROPICAL STORM FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED THROUGH
1 year ago – sleepies, bro on upswing, free lunch, tropical storm Arlene, ice cream truck music, newt, bus stop and pics, Coprology, hurricane, I spy,
2 years ago – hungry-boy, Shambhala, lawn chair boat, Alan Yu vs. the invisible shrinking psi-agents.
3 years ago – good ol’ days, There-stuff, mummy locator
4 years ago – wonder twins movie optioned, Baiso, Rose Red, Bunko Shenanigans
5 years ago – Uddercream, Eugene Mirman, evil news, lit-quiz, chachi and opium
6 years ago – bubble, simple