8951 – tues

BHK is taking Pomonkey and Ripley off to their new foster home tomorrow. I’ll miss ’em, though I’ve gotten used to the idea that they’re just visiting, not permanent family members. It’s hard not to get emotionally attached to little baby animals.

Newton and Pye both weigh a ton next to those little critters… I’d say Pye weighs four to five times as much, at least. No fat, either, all kitty muscles.

Marty put me onto a nifty tool alternate to Filezilla called WinSCP (WinSCP is a SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is the secure file transfer between a local and a remote computer. It uses Secure Shell (SSH) and supports, in addition to Secure FTP, also legacy SCP protocol.)

TM let it be known that she’s dating a new guy – I’m guessing that it’s been a few weeks now? I’m trying to mentally do the math, but I’m not sure I can think of how fast she got back on the horse after the breakup with DR. I hope she finds what she’s looking for with the new fellow.

Tech Issues recently solved:

Correspondence template specifics:
Resize Options:

How to Open Excel Files in Excel (rather than browser)

These instructions do NOT work in Vista but should work in XP but must be done on each client computer.

1. Go to Windows Explorer.

2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click on the File Types tab.

3. From the Registered file types list box, select the XLS extension, and then click Advanced.

4. In the Edit File Type dialog box, set the Confirm open after download to selected.

5. Make sure the Browse in same window option is not selected, and then click OK.

1,700 vintage game manuals as watermark-free PDFsThis is over three gigabytes of manuals, schematics, and general information about arcade machines, scanned in by an anonymous army of dedicated people, and going back up to 30 years.

1 year ago – vacation day, graffiti pics, skateboarders, fountain geocache, sugar sand park,

2 years ago – goth girl, walken ’08, dane cook re: superman shirts, silly tiger, scotto is, strikeout meme, newt pic at my old apt,

3 years ago – palm doodle, storm disastrous, necco wafers, hurricane journal-guy

4 years ago – wwcalc, Mexican casserole, newt sniffing, sewer travels, blackouts

5 years ago – cool comics, broken links, memories from 1981, hump-day

6 years ago – good feelings, abusive employee/employer relations, wonder tomato condiment poll, evil news, taught chmod

7 years ago – sleep study follow-up, peace Geotarget

8950 – mon

So… Amazon does groceries, now? Nice idea, especially if they don’t charge shipping on bills more than $25. That’s good to know, in the event of some rare items going missing… I wonder if there’s a way to order stuff that’s very local?

I totally agree with MightyGodKingIf more history books were like Warren Ellis’ and Raulo Caceres’ Crêcy, this would not be a problem. At all.
(Warning, language.. as if I have to tell you, dear journal.)

Yesterday was a beautiful day, even though we spent the majority of it indoors. I think the weather is just about perfect for kayaking now… not too hot, but nice, clear and sunny. 88 degrees is doable – 112… not so much.

BHK and TM pulled potatoes today!

From our garden – that’s a big ol’ spud!
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After such a long, hot week, that was some beautiful weekend, wasn’t it? And apparently, the beauty of the weekend is spilling out on to Monday morning: Karl Rove, President Bush’s controversial deputy chief of staff and senior political adviser, will resign at the end of August. After he packs up his Palisades home and heads back to the Texas Hill Country, Rove will reportedly leave politics and plans to write a book about the Bush years – do you still get to claim executive privilege when your job involves working in your slippers?

1 year ago – pics from britta’s birthday and walkabout, ocean movies

2 years ago – strawberry shortcake, silas stingy, bus ride video, video watching, about me meme, errors at work

3 years ago – np tech fizzed out, disney rides, bro gets 2 years probation, CoH, hurricane Charley, RvsB-internet, Horny Toad

4 years ago – Gelatinous Cube, Chimera / Mosaics, Schwarzenegger, I work with fools blog, David Carlson, wonder woman, cockroaches/dominoes, AAA vs speed traps, director, google calc, teen titans theme cracked

5 years ago – cheaters, fartlek, Gamera, Nation of Victims, Nimoy sings about Bilbo

6 years ago – random journal reading, suasion, hobson, pancake bunny, misc news, super powers/poll

7 years ago – went for sleep study Geotarget

(via Scotto’s Wall Scrawls)

8949 – Sunday

Sunday morning started with more reading, and a repeat of BHK napping a little bit while I played Pyramids and Dominoes with EM. Once we were all cleaned up and ready, we toddled off to Chris and Larry’s for a tasty breakfast of Belgian waffles w/ ice cream and fresh made strawberry syrup – Em ate 6 or 7 pieces of bacon, and a whole waffle! That little critter can *eat*!

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Post breakfast gluttony, (see photos), we headed down to the Bay to take a moment to search for fossils – – Emily got a lovely little bag of shark’s teeth and shells to take back with her.

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At about 1, it was time to head out for our rendezvous with Misti at the Arby’s – a reasonable halfway point between our homes (approximately an hour drive for each). during the drive, we saw quite a bit of Amish country, down to several Horse-drawn carriages – apparently you can pass them on a double-lined highway, unlike normal cars. A pretty broad assortment of them were out and about, covered and uncovered, families and older couples.
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After lunch and switching Em’s car seat to Misti’s truck, we encountered two stray cats lurking around the parking lot.

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After a little deliberation, we decided to take them someplace safer, either a no-kill shelter, home with us, or at least to a region without as much high-speed car traffic nearby. They’re Brother and sister, I think, and about four months old.
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We did have to name ‘em, rather than just boy or girl –

Ripley – White and tan little guy (Named for a place that has a bit of meaning for ussee also ) The little lover… all about snuggles and purrs.

Pomonkey – Longhair Tabby female, looks like a “what if Pye and Newt had a daughter” Hair length and ear-wispies of pye, with Newt’s markings. (Name based on a city’s name I learned a while back and haven’t stopped enjoying yet) Super curious, purrs easily, too.

After taking them to the vet to be tested for Feline Leukemia (and anything else that might hurt Pye and/or Newt), they came home with us to stay in the guest bathroom. We located a good foster home for them both, and I don’t think either one will have any trouble being adopted.

While we’d love to keep them, we just don’t have the ability to do so in a good way. I really wish that we could… makes me want to own a barn a mile away from anywhere, just so we can have a homestead with a bunch running around.

Since we waited at the vets for about 5 hours (emergency room for animals – triage… the kitties were pretty dang healthy except for ear mites, so other, more urgent cases had priority.)

We watched the Meteor shower for about 3 minutes until we both got super sleepy, and had to head to bed. Caught a few shooting stars, though!

1 year ago – giraffe graffiti, giganta, danny talks to doug, I talk to GP, green wifi, Bob Ross feeds a Squirrel, starshine

2 years ago – Lesbian movie scenes, student aid, the goon & pie, lisas go to TX, Harry Potter, everything can change, wirehog

3 years ago – Bro’s sentencing, EN makes a good impression (other guy fizzed out), Daredevil question, Koko wants a dentist, Tropical Storm

4 years ago – muttonhead, rain, flash, dan at school, voodoo 4, lychee yum, walking stick self defense, ati multi monitor life, noisy neighbors

5 years ago – spiders on drugs, Uzumaki, me and newt’s custom HC dials, goodies for Kev’s sis, bear teeth, a moment of Zen

6 years ago – utility kilt, uncle bill, intrepid

7 years ago – first online radio(broken), food out with Danny, made the “decaf espresso=kissing your sister” joke, Hollow man Geotarget (via Scotto’s Wall Scrawls)