8967 – sat – BHK b’day!

A brief summary: BHK’s Birthday!

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birthday

I managed to butter her nose by sneaking caches of a dollop in the nightstand (on a plate), and then by instilling enough paranoia in her to make looking for it in there ridiculous. A year ago today, I proposed to her – more a gift to myself, or us both. I’m happy that she said yes.

We visited the bayfest from about 11:30 to 1:30… got home before we both spontaneously combusted. We quite enjoyed the fest, and it’s sort of a shame that it’ll be the last one. (Or at least, there are no plans for more in the immediate future, anyhow.)

Items consumed:

  • Funnel Cake.
  • Kettle Corn
  • Egg Rolls
  • Orangeade
  • Water, lots of Water.

Items of note – toothless man gumming a hot dog and beer

BHK bought me a classic 60’s style Spider-man lunch box for 50¢ – good find.

Very cute but brief parade of:

  • a fire truck
  • a local celebrity I don’t know
  • 7 men in fuzzy admiral’s hats
  • several little girls with pom-poms
  • several kids in gi uniforms, swinging shiny golden nun-chucks
  • a stilt-walker in a Frankenstein costume about 10 feet tall.

On the way home we stopped in at a storefront spa that recently surfaced – it might be a place for BHK to visit to redeem her birthday “beauty coupon” I put a hand made thing in there for whatever she wants to do at Scalped, but it’s totally transferable.

After we recovered from the heat (drank a lot of cold drinks once inside, we realized that there were no soft pretzels at the fair, but we did have some in the freezer, so we continued the fair-food experience in the comfort of our air conditioned living room by consuming pretzels and remaining kettle corn while watching Ace of Cakes… we didn’t have any energy to do much more than that, despite the highly event-filled weekend here. Due to the heat, we skipped the local B.I.G. book sale at the tobacco warehouse, the opening of the Ren-fest (not a problem, it runs for 9 weekends!), and totally forgot about the Greek fest until late in the evening. It was simply too effin’ hot.

Once the sun turned the heat back a notch, we headed over to the in-laws for Chinese Food, a little present-opening and viewing of one of BHK’s presents… Grease and Grease 2… the heat turned into storms, so we had to shut off the tube and a/c for a bit at their house, but aside from that, it was a pleasant evening… Louise made it over, too!

We headed back right before the end of Grease two – BHK and I were both tuckered out, and were fairly sleeping through the video.

Tomorrow, we have a birthday party at Tina’s place!

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8966 – Friday

A year ago today, I landed in Maryland. Life’s been pretty damn good ever since.

A lot of groundbreaking stuff has happened in the year between then and now.. most of it documented here, some not so much, as I’ve been really spending a lot of time enjoying life more than documenting it.

I’m married, living in a new state, a new job, a new everything, really…. I really officially started on that path a year ago. It’s been a mighty fine journey so far… I can hardly wait for the years ahead.

Moment of Lyric – Jason Falkner “This Will Be Our Year” (Zombies cover)

The warmth of your love
is like the warmth of the sun
and this will be our year
took a long time to come

don’t let go of my hand
now darkness has gone
and this will be our year
took a long time to come

and I won’t forget
the way you held me up when I was down
and I won’t forget the way you said,
“Darling I love you”
You gave me faith to go on

Now we’re there and we’ve only just begun
This will be our year
took a long time to come

The warmth of your smile
smile for me, little one
and this will be our year
took a long time to come

You don’t have to worry
all your worried days are gone
this will be our year
took a long time to come

and I won’t forget
the way you held me up when I was down
and I won’t forget the way you said,
“Darling I love you”
You gave me faith to go on

Now we’re there and we’ve only just begun
and this will be our year
took a long time to come

Yeah we only just begun
yeah this will be our year
took a long time to come


Note to self- check out some local gaming – 8/31-9/3 – http://barkingmad.org/ – Laurel’s about an hour’s drive… I think that perhaps it’s time to start our own gaming warren in North Beach. Granny at Yucata suggested as much last night. Alternately, the Games Club of Maryland looks promising. (Annapolis meets every other Saturday from 6-11pm, for example.)


via ectomo

I’m a French Toast man myself, but this week’s Photoshop Phriday theme is utter genius: Grindhouse Breakfast Cereals. I would start buying breakfast cereal if the boxes looked like this. My friend Stacey, an immortal bride of Count Chocula, is sure to be disappointed when she clicks the link though.

Grindhouse Breakfast Cereals @ Something Awful


Friday 5:

1. At the end of today, do you think you’ll feel spent or refreshed?
Probably pretty spent! Work, out with BHK, Tina and the In-laws at cheeburger^2 for dinner, some light shopping, and I’m wiped!

2. Do you like back rubs?
Who the devil doesn’t like a back rub?

3. When did you last mislead someone?
I’m not sure… probably tricking BHK about some aspect of her Birthday party tomorrow.

4. What color are your eyes?
Blue.

5. Friday fill-in:
Lastly, let me know how I’m doing, right or wrong.


1 year ago

– points north, liberty city, psp ebooks, palm entries begin for a bit

2 years ago – mending, green beans, saudi swimsuits, batman, zombie astronaut, robocop art, pat robertson can bite me, gaming group, nostalgia, who meme, newt pic, evil twin, katrina-storm

3 years ago – more travel pix, ice cream novelties, Black widow, newtcam, harlequin gallery, helpful phrases, bag lady

4 years ago – watching walnut & his mamma on cam, goofy snl, she spies

5 years ago – Wreck of the Medusa, Feral, Muso, my trading card, LJ meet, taught Dave Heroclix, misc pix, ft laud sunset

6 years ago – yellow bellies

7 years ago – questions Geotarget

(via Scotto’s Wall Scrawls)