Tag Archives: back

10420 – Wednesday

Back pain is kicking up seriously today – Took some meds, and hopefully it will be more functional soon. Too ouchy to do stretches or the bike right now.

Walkies yesterday ended in BHK picking me up a block from home as I trudged in a torrent – lucky she came and got me – I was fearing for the DS and the phone’s survival.

Having trouble remembering my dreams lately – time to start keeping a notepad by the bed again. I think the morning shower washes memories all away.

Today is the 10th Birthday of Newtcam! (Means Newt’ll be 11 in a few months)

I’ve been wanting to play Martian chess a lot lately – time to teach BHK( and Amy for a 3-player version for when she visits?) , or go back to superdupergames.org (I haven’t logged in for over a year) Maybe I’ll write an application for smart phones or psn, if I can get permission from Looney Labs.

I think that the ad campaign with the Old Spice guy Isaiah Mustafa is great, and that between his voice, build and humor, he’d be a perfect fit for a Luke Cage movie or tv series.

1 year ago – tightened resume @ library, 
2 years ago – Inger a grownup, picture this, okra and 3 kinds of eggplant from the garden, mamihlapinatapai, zero effect added
3 years ago – college park – drove by looney labs, got chrononauts, nasty smoothie king, collector’s crypt, liberty books
4 years ago – rip webmonkey, skipping dragon*con, personal growth post recap, newt on porch pic
5 years ago – mp, kev, $, Rs, the love god mp3, update info about me, tag cloud, allergy
6 years ago – construction webbing, fonts, celebs, web cam fights crime
7 years ago – braced, zombie pumpkin fights, insanity script, insurance stupidity
8 years ago – dream about graypumpkin at the paint store, little people, domed 3d displays,great ape project, 28 things quiz, sue the teacher trend, mental comfort
9 years ago – cool mini or not, vatic, cool things about moving, smoothies, misc news, age poll, counter testing, chocolate bees, Victorian Sex Cry Generator, what’s for supper, coloring book concept germ
10 years ago – Newtcam’s own page posted Geotarget

10,144 – Saturday

 make a note to to go back to *REAL* writing, dang it

finished sarah vowell’s book – partly cloudy patriot – good stuff

went to third eye – picked up batman(me), tank girl (bhk), archie (bhk)

lunch with nailles – ruby tuesday – pretty tasty!  too many steps at the mall – back got roughed up a bit

1 year ago – playing with laptop cam, selby with inlaws
2 years ago – jerk doctor, games workshop, atw man, wwcalc
3 years ago – wrongly accused have to pay back rent for jail time
4 years ago – sunday walkies, path and pics
5 years ago – calle ocho, aroo, writing, chronic, tulips, mummified head of Mata Hari,Idahos mugshots, Girl Scout cookies remind me of Kat and Wendy, Monkeyhot or not, fonts, cool tools, Yu-Gi-Oh! suicide
6 years ago – CoH, Batroc, Bro, uncles, crazy yarn, comic styles, DP reboot (dang Byrne), dance cyclopedia, people as mexican food (metaphor)
7 years ago – Nordis = el sucko, LAN setup, Bellsouth, Lovely gifits from Dani, palm update
8 years ago – Applelard’s BDAY!, the moon, cadbury craving, dead website linkies,bill hicks, hairball poll, skijump, silly supers, network names
9 years ago – sweet dreams, evil news, why blowing up buddha isn’t so badGeotarget

9828- thursday

BHK and Mandy out today – they headed to Annapolis and went shopping at Sephora (got makeovers) , Lush (nice smelly soaps), some sammiches at selby, coffee at fab brew.

I stayed home, in fear for my testosterone… Instead, I opted to stretch out my back, I put in 2.5 miles around the neighborhood… it was cloudy, so weather was cooler. After the first half-mile, I was able to stand up straight, and the walk became rather comfortable… I visited the candy store and picked up BHK a praline and some gummy soda-bottles to share along with my primary goal of a bottle of water. At the post office, paperback swap sent me (c/o BHK)  The Vesuvius Club (not the graphic edition, just the novel) and Song of Kali – I look forward to reading them both.

Later that afternoon, I gabbed, watched some Bones and played some phase 10 with Chris – The girls brought us home some selby subs – steak and cheese for Chris, uber-veggie for me!

Chris and I are planning to hit the gym sometime soon – it’ll be nice to do some weight training / back strengthening with another guy who knows what I’m dealing with.

He had to do the news starting at 4am tomorrow, so Chris hit the sack at about about 7:30 – BHK and I headed back home (across the street).

Laid back and we played a lot of DS (BHK) and PSP (me) while watching the finale of Burn Notice – we were both rather underwhelmed about the summer closer. Hopefully Psych will take up the slack.

Back is complaining now about the earlier walkies. I forgot to mention that I went with the old gps – made some waypoints – kitten safari, bus stops, etc.

Upon looking at my spinning Scotto heroclix icon… I think I have to update and make a new one for myself, BHK, Newton and Pye.


1 year ago – newtcam sunning pix, tooth break, wusa9’s angie goff and kim martucci blogs, 8800 gt video card coming with 2 gig ram, retronomatopeya

2 years ago – Pickles get made!, Sunflower, Raquel Welch as space gal, light table for treehouse, zendo, hello kitty cops, 

3 years ago – Monks in a circle, ken nordine, contact lens thought, 9-volt batteries, dragonball live action in spanish, shades vary electric bill,

4 years ago – Mona moves on from work, Lisa is a good name on lj, NASA pics, walkies phone post

5 years ago – Thinking Wolfsonian, CEJ, Skeletor, bro, bandwidth crooks, awesome search phrase, cat poop coffee, silly ad, Where do they make balloons… (hey, synchronicity)

6 years ago – miniature oranges, orisinal games, tv in my head, first/last meme, newt on a windowsill, daler mehndi

7 years ago – Newt Wakies, Croc bite brings beer, scotto-man, overtired, funions

8 years ago – vcr tape, gaming, militate, warren, scientific independence for researchers, Frontier Psychiatrist, evil SUV

9 years ago – many folks join my Friendy-list (probably due to addition of interests) , grover, graves museum Geotarget

9826 – Tuesday.

Got my shots and refilled meds today – that and running errands absorbed most of the available daylight. Back is still tricking up, but I do better after stretching and a little bit of a walk.  Still pretty tough for me to pick up anything moderately heavy, and standing or sitting for a long period is difficult.

During my last walk, I picked up a couple of UNO decks to put in local geocache sites. I’m not very fond of the drive-by/ “cache and dash” mindset, but going to one a day is a nice way to see newplaces and old ones in a new light.

BHK made plans with Mandy to hit the thrift store tomorrow – BHK has a lot of luck finding loot – I expect to get a good shirt or two at least!

1 year ago – newton pork chop leg pix, cukes from the garden. resting and ratatouille.

2 years ago – picked up some icehouse pieces at aardvark, tv watching, no hits on amnesty day, kids today (super sweet 16)

3 years ago – Danny’s last summer vacation day, pictures, hovering sombrero, many memes done in comments, hidden gp address in comments

4 years ago – cute mousie, taken, chatitn’, elevator express, ks sex preds

5 years ago – riding the bus, mystery creature, tv music in my head, a great new euphemism, maps, dr who, avengers, creep

6 years ago – COPS, nifty interfaces, Creatures, TV, Clay-o-rama rules

7 years ago – Signs movie, cancerless cigs, hellboy movie, scary bunny, 2nd wishes,Oz scary, zombies land on beach, Anna Nicole show hurt to watch

8 years ago – Oz quiz, Dictionaraoke, Day planning

9 years ago – Florida panthers, everglades restoration efforts, lj adds interests Geotarget

9804 – saturday

Good morning, dear journal – I will be updating you little by little over the course of today.

Using my starry-eyed icon to represent my brain on oxy-c for my back today. Very painful, but I’m taking the stupification way out today, along with my heating pad.

Later – Bhk home from her schoolwork – Back is still fairly out. Heating pad is helping, and I’m having chinese food with the in-laws while watching NCIS.

Bugah comes over tomorrow. I can hardly wait! We’ll put in some quality buddy time this week – I have to remember to ask if Harry Potter is acceptable for him to see. Certainly Wii games and some outside time by the bay will happen.

Set up my google voice account – 410-929-6473 (can call it anywhere from the continental usa for free) – likely will go to voicemail, though.

1 year ago – drive-in date night, pumpkin from the garden, bocce, code red air

2 years ago – rusty thing, the soup, dan’s rocks, walking score, compleat strategist replies to criticism, tin foil hats fail (in comments)

3 years ago – morning breaks doodle, sleepy, heat of the moment, training a tech, sailboat doodle, stop motion space invaders, voice pdf files, deaths 

4 years ago – bro court, auto-stitch of an alley no longer there, graffiti pics, harry potter, zombie game, bards tale ends, mimicked, Reverse Polish Notation, top40

5 years ago – manatee trip pictures, Miami travel shots

6 years ago – Aol gives up on netscape, random poster form the past, I get fan mail from desert butterfly, reading list retreat

7 years ago – princess sultanas circle, hug meme, joy machine, angry corn ghosts burn police cars, hydrogen fuel cars, got tested for diabetes (none here!),baseball bat poll, Bush & Women’s rights, spooky patent office logo

8 years ago – evil news, arriviste, clochard & myopic, gilligan’s lessons,contraception myths, Leisa’s 2 months pregnant, zeppelins, tuck in thoughts

9 years ago – xanadu, sleep study prep, name meaning Geotarget

9800 – 0716091128.jpg


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this is probably the on doctors office that I have ever visited that does not have any drug ads, diagrams of skeleton/musculature or anything else but tools of the trade, all unbranded. I rather like that.

allergy shots went well – getting a scrip for a new sleep study so I can get a new CPAP device.

1 year ago –¬†thai curry soup by bhk, Belgium’s govt collapses, io9 likes middleman too, quiz about stuffs

2 years ago – pickle salad for dinner, Newt and pye cuteness, Runaways, casein

3 years ago Рfurniture, will, smith on superman, windows on flash drive, pictures of floating things, fin fang foom, algorhithm march, knock down ginger

4 years ago Рbroward and fed autostitch, visited kev, walkabout pictures with rastas and shirtless, tell-tale heart in street signs, overheard

5 years ago Рspidey, weather, let them sing it for you, freddy vs gb

6¬†years ago – remembering the keys, overtime psa, comic books, workman’s comp, prostate cancer

7 years ago Рnewt in sink, bro gets viper fins sponsor, pesky security, badly drawn images on a bumpy road, punquin finds my 125 item list

8¬†years ago – Evil News, bad joke, crux, random journals, nice thing poll, designer’slament, laptop space bar weird, hatt-baby, email plain text

9 years ago РEnjoyed the X-men movie, 1974 memory visiting Florida, reprint of Scooby & the occult, insomniaGeotarget Geotarget

9790 – this just in –

Apparently the IME (independent medical exam) claims that I’m back to where I was before my fall. Nope- not so. Fortunately, I’m still good for one more epidural with them, and then it goes to my regular insurance.

Hell, as long as I don’t have to pay more than a minimum to get fixed to a point where I can function, whatever works. Apparently, I missed my #3 injection due to Denise the receptionist’s oversight – she claimed I was unable to get the shot due to worker’s comp not being properly phrased.

We’ll see how this turns out.

In other news – BHK and I may go see our Tuesday movie, or we might go on walkabout in a bit. time will tell, dear journal.

Looking for a ew renter for out Deerfield beach condo – old tenant is great, but he moves back to Brazil this month.

Bear Scare in Ohio cracks me up.

9747 – Thursday

 Travelers insurance (worker’s comp) wants to send me to one of their doctors in July to see if I need surgery and to get a second opinion regarding my back. I worry that surgery might be the way everyone is leaning. 


news story – moment of horror – "Daddy ate my eyes." not for the squeamish.

Opera 10, available for download now, is looking pretty keen – certainly one of the faster browsers I’ve used in a while. Under the chrome, much of Opera 10’s focus is on speed. Already no slouch when it comes to page rendering, an overhaul in the JavaScript engine means that intensive web apps like Gmail or Facebook load and respond considerably faster in Opera 10. In fact Opera, claims that the new beta has a 40 percent speed gain over its predecessors.


1 year ago – super good quiche, mootpoint, oshi replacement piece, james earl jones counts and recites the alphabet, blog verbosity, bhk bad weather / tornado pic

2 years ago – gave notice at the county, grilling out, started Fluke (still unfinished), baltimore vs dc, yabba pot

3 years ago – on call, giza pyramid, bunny hop pic, finger people, cosmos animations, fallentoad song, fantastic

4 years ago – full vs goatee, bro & PO, vs & rr try to hook me up

5 years ago – Local con, ADP fix it, free wifi, bro issues, Crew north, Cartoon stuff, rain, bad case

6 years ago – bro goes to ER, Tony & Caroline bad news, pt issues, brothel free to troops, pirate doodle, kraft offer, FIA hoverboats

7 years ago – fumigation drama, pelican preference, cricket magazine, Google labs

8 years ago – life roles, evil news, Paranormal investigation teams that I’d join, Allen Walton, hobo names, $10 webcam, classic Scotto lunch, nice dreams, mammoth riding.

9 years ago – figured out how to hack the info kiosk as the mall of the deadGeotargetVisitor Map

9746 – weds

Not sure If I’ve mentioned this yet – but even if the new Land of the Lost movie totally stinks (which I doubt), I’m betting I’ll get a cool sleestak toy out of it being produced.

Pretty straightforward day – Back was hassling me qite a bit, but we managed to get groceries and hit the post office –

dinner of spaghetti and veggie meatballs… and asparagus / garden broccoli in rice wine vinegar and garlic. fantastic! Good feed for whiel we watched "so you think you can dance"

got tagged by eryx – anyone who wants to, consider yourself tagged.

65 Questions You’ve Probably Never Been Asked…you know the rules. tag people in this note (including the person who tagged you!) to learn more about people. Also, try to tag people who you’ve tagged in other notes, sometimes you learn things in new notes that you didn’t know before about them…….
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9742 – mon

the unusuals, primeval cuts off at the end.

back to business.

next epidural will be from the side – on June 23.

1 year ago– Speed Racer, missile site, death date, horrifying bugs

2 years ago – got offer for gig, celebration, network issues, animals on fingers, it dept as snoop, colored water photos

3 years ago – positive mindset, but melancholy, lunch with momster, aardvark pic, superman cup, shirt scorch, 23 years worth of posting, bro visited work

4 years ago – club cast of characters, roadside hummer politics, keyhole turns into google earth, fed plantains, raining heavily, narc law

5 years ago – boogieman, hurricane season begins, diseases database, map24’s awesome zoom, WAKAW!, Dan Tardy visit, piccies of fembots & crane boats, found sounds

6 years ago – MacGuffin, New TV (broken), There Shirts, hoverboarding

7 years ago – new 2nd monitor, tasty tea

8 years ago – anchorite, Iraq frog missile, my first sighting of that annoying java kill email that fooled Danny’s wife, evil news, poll about how you feel about people, banjo player joke, rave reviews of Zone alarm & commentary about spyware, coprolite, I hear the first story about Ornj’s fish Genocide & panda hut

9 years ago – Awakened too early, used to have an embedded real genius sound fileGeotargetVisitor Map

9725 – Tuesday

Happy Anniversary, LJ – 9 years doing entries. Hard to believe, though my posts of late have been petty scanty. I need to get back on the wagon and produce something I’ll want to look back on in a few years.

IN back news, I got my second epidural today… not working so great – may be due to scar tissue issues. next one will be injected through my side rather than the back, if I get another.

After my shot to the spine (pictures to follow), we visited at the in-laws for a few – had chinese food and hung out – Adam came over and played a little guitar with Larry and Stone.

Adam fessed up to trying adderall before his finals… not sure how happy  / unhappy I am with that. Not prescribed to him. Misuse can easily become abuse.

Watched Children of Men – not bad, but not mind-blowing, either. Worth seeing on tv, but perhaps not a non-netflix rental.

1 year ago – voice post, journal 8th year, hyperdrive, obama with kitty, journal review, adam in haiti

2 years ago – 7th year entry, milk and cheese figures, bhk takes care of tm’s kitties, lunch with in-laws, David and Gill move to Charlotte

3 years ago – 6th anniversary, clothes shopping, busy recovery week, Don’t ask for directions in Baltimore

4 years ago – Star Wars, Dead Riddler, PETA kills animals, Newt @ kittenwar, neobrara, hong kong bun-snatching, sex offender sweep

5 years ago – wet week, duckling videos, lots of wander-pics, you’re so vain (odd couple sing), using wifi for plausible deniability, Feast Day of St. Dunstan, Florida Black Bear

6 years ago – bro fishing, Eh.net, asteroid probe, bookhenge in There, Drunk Man Hurt After Running Into Elephant, PT, severe weather, #21 in top 40, ljer ages, compat quiz

7 years ago – no cpap, broken pic links for me to fix later, grocery,waste to energy, Mayan symbols, ginger orange tofu, hot mail copying yahoo jerkiness

8 years ago – Iron Chef, Family Guy, Lj troublesome, feeling coarse, gals system down, astley hoses me over.

9 years ago – Scottobear’s LJ is Born – just a marker, really.

9697 – Thursday

Happy Walpurgisnacht!

Not at work – workers comp / work in general needed a tighter definition of “light duty”. (I got the email last night after the doctor’s office closed – so I get another day from the house. Kind of annoying – not sure if worker’s comp is going to pay for my day off today.)

Should be self explanatory, but I have to wait. I guess back tomorrow. Spoke to the doc, and she’s sending over more info this morning.

As of now (approx 3:20pm) they still haven’t faxed the information over. I tried calling a little while ago, but no answer. Going to try again in about 10 minutes.


Chicken in a can


1 year ago – farewell April, drop.io, dinner with in-laws, atw and robot pix, scotto homebrew, fishing orangutan

2 years ago – TM sullen, gardening, ohio offer, heroes, rpg supers, free software

3 years ago – plazes, car accident, mustache finger tattoos, bibliochaise, rush arrested, barking kitty, orbit cam, Guten Drudennacht! Time for der Hexen-Orgie!, greathatsby

4 years ago – Hitchhiker’s, Dr. Who, Dont Cry Kitty, torrents, ebay victory, front pages, walkies pix, key/class quiz

5 years ago – Drudennacht (Walpurgisnacht), email dopes, gmail auction, gamedevelopers, Mod a disposable cam into a stun-gun, Chickens like to eat scorpions, T2 espanol question

6 years ago – Where the hell meme, boobah, timetable entry, tripped and went to the hospital on my back, slow trip home

7 years ago – a day in the life doodle, Osbournes, Chupa/tia fight, Star Map (Awesome! I forgot about this!), give bro some DVD-fu, broken pic links I have to fix

8 years ago – music confession, bug farts, fiction, wrote a encryption toy for CEJ and me to chit chat, underwear poll, AL Amarjan Slang, McCafe, lederhosen,SOP – “you forgot the gravy”Geotarget

9696 – Wednesday

Trees out side are sexing up the world – yellow dust everywhere.

Back to work tomorrow – Got approval for light duty until at least my next epidural (in about 2 weeks)

Meanwhile, I’m catching up on my older emails and getting back up to speed, so work doesn’t hit like a ton of bricks.

1 year ago – back better, explicit name pic, no word from bro, new plants added, forbidden kingdom, red robin no go – hit CB2 instead, tf2 and counterstrike, naughty newt, Gordon Ramsay’s expletives, disease outbreak dream with sheldon

2 years ago – garden work / computer work, one word meme, shorpy

3 year ago – rough day, socialist apes

4 years ago – droopy dan, mlm scam, petroglyphs, wifi via airship, science fiction, local graffiti pics, newt on kittenbreak and kittenwar

5 years ago – Team Laser Explosion Secret Fan club, Eels, ADP sassmouth, php nuke is el-sucko

6 years ago – Travel plans, work, finn’s karma, Saw Murray

7 years ago – May Day Coming, Snuggles Newt, Super power, Chupa Blabs

8 years ago– web poll, dj poll, bit o’ fiction, My pet Skeleton, naughty news – lots of breasts, a bunghole, creed and a mime, mum.org letter for menstrualhutGeotarget