8434 – Post from the porch

Today is a better day. So! It’s July. I’m getting good vibes from nice folks, and I’m digging that. I live in a world where everything is an unknown quantity, and it’s always a delight to know that the silos of kindness and affection are just as full as those of thoughtlessness and cruelty. I can deal, as long as there’s at least some balance.

People I need to check up on / Catch up with – HP, Whimsy, Sammy, Kerby and Kev. I’ve really only gabbed briefly with HP, and the rest, not at all, and they’re all worth talking to. The Hippies are in SC looking at land again this weekend, with Dave’s folks.

It’s not as hot out on the porch as I’d expected. Thank goodness for shade and a light breeze from the beach. I suspect it may swelter later in the day. Possibly getting together with Mom and Wilt for lunch or early supper today, depending on set schedule. They’ve got to be putting the gears in motion for the trip to sterling fairly soon.

Speaking of trips, I’ve got to put thumbscrews to my techs, and make absolutely sure that I can hit the keys next weekend, and verify/set up times with the weezeroniGreat Mazinga and boopydoodleBoopers for travel prep.

Wow, traffic really hits the bus fairly hard – Depending on the time of day, it’s anywhere from 5:45 to 8:45. Miami is the crux of that, no doubt. 71 bucks round trip isn’t too bad. I’ll keep this in mind if I decide to do a long weekend sometime. It actually takes longer to take the bust from Lauderdale to the Keys than it does to go to Orlando (between 5:20/4:40, at $89)That’s kind of wacky. A flight from ft laud to the keys takes less than an hour, and costs $230 round trip. I’m a frugal MacDougal, but that sort of speed might make me opt for the expensive alternative.

Of course, the best alternative is to go down with buddies, and split gas! 😀

My Life’s current settings –

Spectra-Analyzer (Monochrome / 4-Color / True-Color / Thermograph / X-Ray )
MPAA Rating (G / PG / R / NC-17)
Kill switch (Off / On / Wanton Murderous Rage)
Weirdness Tank (Empty / Low / Half / High / Full)
Laugh-O-Matic (Serious / Satirical / Witty / Wacky / Insane)
Cliche Blender (Pulse / Blend / Puree / Oh, Ugh!)
Global Soundtrack Volume (off, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11!)
Personal Soundtrack Volume (off, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11!)
Batteries (Empty / Low / Half / High / Full)

Went with Danny to see Superman Returns – No spoilers here. I will say that the New guy does a pretty fair impersonation of Chris Reeves’ Supes/Clark, down to the midwest accent and goofy grin.

Danny gives it a 9 out of 10, and thinks it may be the best superhero movie he’s ever seen.

I’m a tougher sell – I liked it more than the x-movies… Supes had both a solid nostalgia going for it, but Spidey 2 is probably still my fave mainstream superhero movie. (Mysterymen and The Specials are really more my speed, though) I’d put it at a 7.5 out of 10. Neither female (Lois or parker posey’s character) did anything for me, though I think Jimmy Olsen was spot on. It seemed a bit long… Probably could’ve trimmed a little bit out, but I didn’t mind the way the movie played catchup with the folks there.

Moment of Lyric – mp3

Ya swing it
ah got it

it don’t mean a thing
if it ain’t got that swing
it don’t mean a thing
all you gotta do is sing
it makes no difference if you’re sweet or hot
just keep that rhythm give it everything you got
it dont mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing
it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing

it don’t mean a thing all you gotta do is sing
it makes no difference if its sweet or hot
just swing that thing give it everything you’ve got
ooooh it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing

hmmm… got to love a superman/batman/spiderman/nagraj teamup!

(Based largely on the Indian myth of the shape shifting snakes, Nagraj derives most of his powers from microscopic snakes that live in his bloodstream (in lieu of white blood cells) and has a number of powers like superhuman strength, poisonous breath and bite, and of course,snakes who come out of his wrists, whenever commanded.)

Copyright? Who heard anything about a copyright? Insanity – Nagraj Vs. Shakoora The Magician.

Trump card game thingum of the moment –

watch scottobear fight

1 year ago – good things, snaily-pic, dealing with bro/dmv/belize, Newt and Magda hang out, giant black butterflies, palmetto bugs / Brent memory, enature, opera gloves in comics, platelet donation pics, Ken Jenne sells out the public (and is still in office a year later)

2 years ago – spidey 2 was keen, samoflange, table test, republican confession, Angry Ghost Rips Worker’s Arm Off

3 years ago – Netmeeting, riblets, GP/Austin, cej-chat

4 years ago – wonderful dreams, learning the neighborhood, notes never followed up on

5 years ago – saw Ornj off on her trip, bro’s got a win 95 box, monkey fishing a fib, due amici sub, leaves of grass, database link access to web, Kneel before zod!

6 years ago – nothingGeotarget

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