8936 – Friday – Friendship Amnesty Day

FRIENDSHIP AMNESTY DAY

The idea is to post a public post on Friday with the words “Friendship Amnesty Day” in the title. The reasoning behind it is that we’ve all had friendships that either blew up, or faded away, and this is a chance, providing everyone is willing to participate, to leave the door open to clear the air and let go of the past.

It doesn’t mean adding everyone you ever knew back, but it does mean getting rid of any bad feelings / regrets, and spreading a little good cheer around the LJ ‘verse. The creator of the meme means livejournal, but I’m going to extend it across the borders of the Internet and beyond. There’s nothing wrong with the concept in any media.

So, with that in mind… peace. I don’t/didn’t have very many people like that in my life, but the door is open, and I’m doing a clean slate.


from Cropped to Crapped pants.
the font lent itself to the "rewrite"

spotted by BHK at target last night.


BHK went shopping yesterday, and got all kinds of spiffy loot! Orange Iced Tea cups with Witches on ’em, a new casserole pan, some cute shoes, sweaters and a purse, all for a song. My cut were some yummy chocolate goodies – two bars: one made with blood oranges & cinnamon, the other with chili peppers & Hershey chocolate flavored gum. I think it’s time to go on a tour of Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Downside of the gum, or upside if you’re as infantile as I can be at times… the brown bubble gum leads to all kinds of scatological humor.


1 year ago

– BHK only post, palm doodle, good day sunshine

2 years ago – blood donation and allergy, Danny starts to go back to school, fun with flickr, june and july gone, Bro’s arraignment (he doesn’t show), dose and normel caught, newt pix, x-men quiz

3 years ago – $100 adsense, German offer (which never paid me), politicomix, elitist,piehole, David Keith (never panned out), mortifying flashback.

4 years ago – blogshares, vampire game, hollow earth trip, dead lizard, kinetic sculptures, PSA, whiners / professional victims, pastry sculpture

5 years ago – went to the singing fountain, sleestaks, telemarketers, Art conspiracy (No Longer allows remote linking! bah!), rainy laundry day, evil ashtrays, Signs, Halloween costume thoughts

6 years ago – Mexican jumping beans, Crayola tech support, germane, evil news, bachelor dinner, warped radio

7 years ago – religion quiz, taco bell binge, Dopey Client desires, red rubber ball Geotarget (via Scotto’s Wall Scrawls)

8936 – Friday – Friendship Amnesty Day

FRIENDSHIP AMNESTY DAY

The idea is to post a public post on Friday with the words “Friendship Amnesty Day” in the title. The reasoning behind it is that we’ve all had friendships that either blew up, or faded away, and this is a chance, providing everyone is willing to participate, to leave the door open to clear the air and let go of the past.

It doesn’t mean adding everyone you ever knew back, but it does mean getting rid of any bad feelings / regrets, and spreading a little good cheer around the LJ ‘verse. The creator of the meme means livejournal, but I’m going to extend it across the borders of the Internet and beyond. There’s nothing wrong with the concept in any media.

So, with that in mind… peace. I don’t/didn’t have very many people like that in my life, but the door is open, and I’m doing a clean slate.


from Cropped to Crapped pants.
the font lent itself to the "rewrite"
spotted by BHK at target last night.


BHK went shopping yesterday, and got all kinds of spiffy loot! Orange Iced Tea cups with Witches on ’em, a new casserole pan, some cute shoes, sweaters and a purse, all for a song. My cut were some yummy chocolate goodies – two bars: one made with blood oranges & cinnamon, the other with chili peppers & Hershey chocolate flavored gum. I think it’s time to go on a tour of Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Downside of the gum, or upside if you’re as infantile as I can be at times… the brown bubble gum leads to all kinds of scatological humor.


1 year ago – BHK only post, palm doodle, good day sunshine

2 years ago – blood donation and allergy, Danny starts to go back to school, fun with flickr, june and july gone, Bro’s arraignment (he doesn’t show), dose and normel caught, newt pix, x-men quiz

3 years ago – $100 adsense, German offer (which never paid me), politicomix, elitist,piehole, David Keith (never panned out), mortifying flashback.

4 years ago – blogshares, vampire game, hollow earth trip, dead lizard, kinetic sculptures, PSA, whiners / professional victims, pastry sculpture

5 years ago – went to the singing fountain, sleestaks, telemarketers, Art conspiracy (No Longer allows remote linking! bah!), rainy laundry day, evil ashtrays, Signs, Halloween costume thoughts

6 years ago – Mexican jumping beans, Crayola tech support, germane, evil news, bachelor dinner, warped radio

7 years ago – religion quiz, taco bell binge, Dopey Client desires, red rubber ball Geotarget

8935 – Thursday


After work last night, BHK and I had dinner at the Lebanese Taverna and then went to see Talk To Me which was surprisingly better than I thought. No roles were stepped on by big names (Cedric the Entertainer had me a little worried when I saw him in the credits) Some aspects of Petey Greene’s life were left out, but you really can only do so much in a 2-hour movie. Plot-wise, there weren’t any surprises, but the story’s path seemed comfortable with simple viability. Though it was supposed to have taken place in DC, the bulk seems to have been shot in “generic city” or indoors – I didn’t get the Capitol vibe from the location. I’m glad we opted for that over The Simpsons or Transformers… I was more in the mood for a biopic than cartoony smash-em-up or yuk-em-ups.

On the way home, BHK pointed out to me that someone stole the man atop ATW hardware… now there’s a sign. “Return the Man now – Yes it was stolen)
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Aww… I hope he makes it back… I rather like the weird little dioramas up on the roof.


I discovered the Vassal game engine. That should help with development of our own games, in addition to allowing a lot of regular new ones to try! Maybe I can lure Eryx into playing Axis and Allies minis online! All of the Carcassone variants appear to be done already, too.

Other Vassal modules that tickle my interest are –


All will be sniffed over in time, I’m sure – and now, the morning brings a new day. My ride to the train station overslept, but bhk got me to the station in fine time to catch my train into the city. That’s the good thing about planning ahead and making allowances for traffic and whatnot… I’m usually in by 8am, and this way, I got there by 8:30 (the time I’m officially due to arrive.) I did miss my "arrive by 8” bus by about 10 minutes, so I spent about 20 minutes waiting for the next one. – Gave me time to take the pictures below and write the text above on my phone.

Waiting for the bus.
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Squinty due to sleepiness and the sun in my face. I like the metro worker behind me with the long beard and short hair. The Sun was hot, and seemed overly large as it hung in this morning’s sky.


Good meeting at work today about upgrading our CMS. I like the way folks are looking to work together for a solution, rather than complain – project appears to be slated for the end of ‘07, or the beginning of ’08 for testing.


Constellation Power has applied to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to put a new nuclear reactor in Calvert county, the fourth to be applied for, nationwide, this year. There hasn’t been a new nuclear reactor built in the US since the Three Mile Island disaster, but with new tax incentives for power providers who get their applications complete before the end of next year, companies are positioning themselves to be able to take advantage of the new situation.

Are we ready for nuclear again? The US kind of freaked out after the Three Mile Island near-meltdown and the Chernobyl disaster, but with power needs proving insatiable, and with fossil fuels being subject to significant negative public attention due to global warming concerns, the timing could be ripe for an expansion of nuclear power.

Will it do anything to lower our power build? Almost certainly not. But, it might decrease dependence on fossil fuels, which can be considered a positive.


Tonight, I’m tucking in early to recoup a little extra rest.


1 year ago

– paperclips, cross-dressing crooks, reading Pride and Prejudice, I predict a riot, good talking to folks, writely (now google docs)

2 years ago – sick of summer heat, paper robots!, spiffy car, where do they make balloons?, animal crackers, ADP nearly nailed, bugs bunny, heart shaped land, baron von bludd

3 years ago – sleepy, meeting, a year at current gig, 5 senses, scarecrow, codecs, game-dancing, oh danny bot, land of many colors, rain and running newtie-pic

4 years ago – bidet poll, food, vamp game, first gig paid poorly, games on the website

5 years ago – talked to rob (we never got together), baron von bludd, strange black blobs

6 years ago – rainy, Owen Ng, broken drug war link, Thunderstorm, code red, lord humongous

7 years ago – Finished HP2, started hp3, foodies, moved to the 12-8 shift at IMT Geotarget (via Scotto’s Wall Scrawls)