Thursday 9397 –

Power out at the house tonight, so we’re off to Mama Lucia’s for dinner! Looks like strong rains and downed trees knocked out all of North Beach and Chesapeake beach! [edit – power came back up at 2am – accorting to the computer, it went down at 5:25pm)

CNBC reports that Netflix’ shipping systems have been at least partially broken since Tuesday. They managed to ship nothing on Tuesday, half of what they were supposed to on Wednesday, and nothing today. What’s the deal? Apparently the outage affects 1/3 of their customers (including good ol’ Scotto and BHK), to whom Netflix is trying to figure out the best way to refund some cash. They’re still not sure what the root of the problems are, so in essence, they have no idea how to fix it. Be prepared for a few more days of outages, unless it turns out that it’s a super easy fix that’s much harder to diagnose than to repair.

Terrible cakes – Cake wrecks. or get it on lj – [info]cake_wrecks

Random Scotto Factoid –

I’m an avid reader but some very simple words are sometimes mental stumbling blocks.


Singer. Someone who sings… but my brain always reads it as someone who singes. As in: What is that singer superficially burning today? I guess I’m not altogether wrong.

Also Bewilder is not equal to “Be Wilder“… but that’s how I hear it when I read it. conversely, I read Wilder as “Will-der”. I have no idea how I mixed tohse up as a kid.

I know the old gags about manslaughter / “Mans Laughter” and Therapist / “The Rapist”, but my mind never really ripped those words in the wrong way.

Walk is a word that just looks wrong to me… as does talk and balk. Ls and Ks just don’t jibe to me.

The VGT Omnivore’s Challenge.

I haven’t always been a vegetarian.

I have eaten the following (in bold):

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
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