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10,090 – Birthday!

Well, we finally went to see Avatar 3-D. I liked Sherlock Holmes more. I think that bhk said it best – like watching a moving black light poster… with less story. Still, it was very pretty.

No Macaroons this year, but lots of lovely cake – got my nose buttered and battered this year.

Saw my shadow, and so did Phil.

1 year ago – I’m 40, macaroons, deep sea cake, Shadow seen, pictures of me and cake
2 years ago – I’m 39, macaroons (I LOVE THAT TRADITION!), sicky, army-men cake, kev gets me cool dvds, Money from momster, Bart Simpson for Scientology, diet chocolate cherry dr pepper, saw my shadow
3 years ago – I’m 38, Feb 2 across the board, birthday cards / images received, no shadow, nose butter
4 years ago – I’m 37, dance monkeys dance, afterlife quiz, kind wishes, 40 faces, ID, Danny Sick
5 years ago – I’m 36, no shadow, cleaned Mel’s system, under the bed, birthday type pics
6 years ago – I’m 35, Birthday factoids, walkies
7 years ago – I’m 34, the Museum F Art, Tinkle-pig, Newt, and other palm-cam pics, Groundhogs seek sex, not shadows
8 years ago – I’m 33, saw my shadow, blah day, daredevil, nice end of day
9 years ago – I’m 32, many holidays, nice ecards, saw my shadow, got my moonmama penguin pic
10 years ago – I’m 31Geotarget

10,067 – Monday

Hey! Today is a palindrome! 011110 !

A panoramic pic of the bay iced over from yesterday (bigger here)

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BHK made me a wonderful breakfast of veggie omelets and English muffin – nice dose of protein to begin the day solidly.

Bad news technology-wise… BHK’s laptop seems to have taken a nap from which it won’t awake. I suspect the internal power supply. Looking into cracking it open soon, if the alternate cable doesn’t fix her up.

Shadow of the Vampire this evening, while we strip the tree of it’s ornaments and lights – rather a counterpoint too last year’s Kolchak festival while putting on the goodies.

Started watching sanctuary tonight, but the allure of Big Kahuna took it over. We’ve made it to 94 of 99 levels complete, and all but one tropical fish unlocked.

Dinner of tasty twisty pasta and unchicken strips in a tomato-cream sauce, with lots of tasty garlic!

Janet sent me a pic of Danny from his Birthday on Los Olas – BHK thinks he looks cuter sans moustache.


1 year ago – rescue ink, winter farmer’s market, comics & munchkin quest (still unplayed, a year later! got to correct that soon), die monter die, mr meaty, took apart trains under the xmas tree
2 years ago – baby polar bear, different route to work, friday 5, gizmodo tv-b-gone
3 years ago – newt and pye pics / video, off to marion
4 years ago – hijinks, top 10 questions, hieroglyphic names, system still out for repair, doodling
5 years ago – turtle thought, dinero, illumination, tv torrents, vampire hunting with a stand up bass, metasearch, mucho folks fired for keeping online journals, iraqi abuse cheerleaders, server location, flying_blind introduces me to the term blague which is a perfect alternate to blog.
6 years ago – drama flakes, bad taste, Dentsu, Tintin, Sandalwood and walkabout
7 years ago – LotR, Nipple scarves, vax-d, UBER-PEA!, Newt piccies
8 years ago – Colostomy bag thief, D&D stats, monkey god baby
9 years ago – looking to the future, all the words Geotarget

10,065 – Saturday

Pictures from Wilton’s Birthday Party in Deerfield –

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Broke frivolous spending fast when we went out to breakfast with the Nailles at "Eggcelence" whoops! I guess we’ll restart soon.

Went to Best Buy to look at the TV Chris bought

boom blox party and M&M sports with the Nailles – below is BHK racing her kayak!

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Lego Star wars at home once we returned – played until the wee hours.

1 year ago – xmas lights coming down in north beach, t-rex related to birds, dinner, happiness of the katakuris
2 years ago – slept late, work, BHK and I go shopping and on a date to see Juno, Easter eggs in I Am Legend, Q&A meme
3 years ago – Appalachians trip, took it easy and watched tv, ate doggies.
4 years ago – Japanese Spidey, Heroclix for Ambush bug, piggy bank kid, ants guy, palm doodle, andy in jail, walkabout thoughts, bigfoot pic, gamera, grappling hook, boosh
5 years ago – Mel’s fingernail falls off, we surf the web, 3.6 million nickels stolen, distance home meme, quarter bin craving, monkeys & crackers, happy feet
6 years ago – dynamic address assigning, Artist under the influence of LSD, My Messy Office
7 years ago – prisoner on the brain, Names, Antarctica, EO-letters
8 years ago – paper models, walkies, coming events, EO-mashnote
9 years ago – paranoia, recorder, odigoGeotarget

9860 – Wednesday

Threw my back out pretty seriously this morning – this evening, and I’m still recovering from it a bit. I’ve alos decided to get back on the diet wagon, monitoring my intake more carefully again. I can keep weight off only when I’m more observant about my workouts and how much I’m feeding myself.

Got another nice short haircut for my interview on Friday. Just have to trim the beard and print copies of my tightened resume, and I’m set! 

Jay and Sean officially announced that they’re having a second child! We went over this evening to celebrate and do some long overdue chitty-chattin and eating of many cheese and crackers… and watching “will success spoil rock hunter?

1 year ago – we dodge gustav, nasty ledos, orange kitten, leonardtown, crazy for ewe, pentago

2 years ago – gamerz, gamers, enchanted forest w / pictures, hot fuzz, night at the museum

3 years ago – iguana mob pics, saw Accepted, impersonating liberace, nice weather for ducks

4 years ago – holiday countdown, teensy manatees, npr podcasts, disney quiz, underdog, trammel , new orleans psa, “I Don’t Wanna See Anybody Give Any More Goddamn Press Conferences”

5 years ago – hurricane frances, CoH, sweet revenge, strange brew, superhero costumes, sequels, Syncretism, retreat to Danny’s, newtcam pic, second thoughts, twinkie sushi, evil genius, zim and gaimajin, DCL’s bday.(HAPPY B’day!)

6 years ago – nostalgia central, general upkeep, nice chatty

7 years ago – John Walker Lindh, Old Maid, debian, red flags, my tarot card, underdog

8 years ago – Reading location poll, start page, bat-music, Amazon dreams, JH Noir

9 years ago – Empathy Rating, me, and the bionic woman Geotarget

9829 – Friday

Hard to believe it’s only been 3 years since I was first planning to visit BHK on her birthday. Funny to me how little I can think of life prior to being married to her, and having our crew of four under the roof.

I’m in the office now, taknig a brief break from gig-searching to catch myself up on LJ. Larry is setting up BHK’s Best Birthday Present Ever ™- a widening of the closet door in our bedroom. For the record, I also proposed to BHK on her birthday, 3 years ago in two weeks. Heck, she’d have wanted closet spasce, even if single.

33333333333333333333333333333333  – Newton’s left foot on the number pad says hello. Pye is sleeping on the purple chair to my left, and Netwon has leapt to the couch on my right (newtcam couch) and will be in sleepytown soon.

Here’s a breakdown of my music via Media Go

music layout

According to my SenseMe playlist – the fastest/happiest song is a three way tie –

  • Get a Job – The English Beat
  • The Famous Polka – They Might Be Giants
  • B-52s Cosmic Thing.

Slowest Saddest songs are also a 3-way tie –

  • Matt Lauer can suck it – Michael Gaicchino (Land of the Lost Soundtrack)
  • Running to the Rain – Peter Gabriel
  • Ballero – War

I seem to have mostly happy, mid-speed songs in my library.

I am really interested in a few new looney labs releases – Aquarius 2.0 and Chrononauts: The Gore Years expansion

(Chrononauts 1.4 The Gore Years: Like Aquarius, Chrononauts is also about to get upgraded to the new uniform box. But although it will feature a couple of new cards and a new rulesheet, the new edition of Chrononauts won’t be very different from the original. For this reason, and since it’s the fourth printing, they’ve decided to call it version 1.4. However, since a lot has happened since 1999 and Chrononauts is really showing its age, theyere also creating an expansion product that brings the TimeLine into the 21st Century. This packet of 11 cards will feature 5 new Timeline cards (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2008) along with 3 new Patches and 3 new characters who need to change recent events in order to get home. (Of course, it’s called the Gore Years because that’s what the last 8 years are known as to certain time travelers.). Release date: October 23th.

(Martian Fluxx, too, but not as much as the other two)

Additionally – I’d like to try Apophis sometime as a game. Looks neat, and I have all the pieces already to play!

from the lj status page, earlier –

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1 year ago – temp filling, need crown, knife wilding robot doodle, pedegg, german boardgames usually lack dice, Bengies, Mayor’s Drug raid – he’s innocent, cops shot his dogs, bro at 44 points, faces of evil project

2 years ago – dc to nyc bus, pg county car chase update, chocolate gum, ex debt, louise fadeout, ljopoly, cruel 2 b kind assassination game

3 years ago – finished pride & pred / monkey politics, Newt pic, kid rolling ajoint on the bus, solar powered sun bricks, firkin, 8500, flying model plane in miami, flight plans to maryland

4 years ago – deepest sender, jumping pictures, walkabout autostitch, mangrove tunnels

5 years ago – tmbg thoughts, sugar water vid, space issues, Rick James dead, Burpin’ at Newt, Magical Trevor, cocktail demons, nifty charts, Newt Videos, CoH Pix

6 years ago – Zombies, Army Men, mean cannibal pudding, time travel spam, vampire game, celeb phone calls, cej chat, bro request

7 years ago – Earth and Beyond Playtest, Kev & Bailey, fat parrots, french fry girl palm doodle

8 years ago – harried, inculpate, plane lands just down the road on andrews as a makeshift runway and kits my regular bus, wondering about lj’s image server (still not ready!), happy thoughts, magic can of soda

9 years ago – grumping, Space cowboys shows old man butts Geotarget

9803 – TGIF

Today we’ll be celebrating Adam’s 20th birthday a day early.

I was born on the day of a full moon, 40 years, 5 months, 15 days ago, about an hour after sunrise on the 33rd day of 1969. Candlemas, Groundhog Day, National Change your Windshiel Wipers Day. (I really dig wolframalpha)

We’ve got to butter his nose today, and get him some razzles. Grill up some hot dogs, give him a cake to munch – maybe some ice cream.

It’s cloudy, but hot as heck.. thankfully it rained to cool tihngs off during Adam’s party.

We left so BHK could finish her studies – just as well, my back is really crimped today.

Walter Cronkite has died; he was 92. CBS News has a nice remembrance.

1 year ago – Bengies Drive-in, Mosquito / Hive game, Pipeline, Aaep, Bro got 2 years probation

2 years ago – tasty garden foods picture, family tree math, too much soda-pop, fox news hates mr rogers, human-sized penguins

3 years ago – defective materials, algo march 2, control freak, McCain on Lieberman, Michigan fairy doors, random flickr

4 years ago – Kev day, pictures of train station/toys/etc, mr moonlight

5 years ago – mind flayer doodle, travel plans, blue ink, Warriors…., phone posts

6 years ago – odd dreams, Gary hart, pizza box solar oven, hunting for Bambi hoax, walnut walks with a belly dancer

7 years ago – CHiPs, Spreading rumors

8 years ago – Music Mystery Solved, exegesis, evil news, Earhart’s wreck perhaps found, I discover Google image search, sea creature poll, why poop is brown

9 years ago – Scheduled Departure time set in stone, something at Archie McPhee no longer there, sitcom nudity-logic Geotarget

9755 – monday –

note to self – story for BHK’s birthday (also, get petting zoo)


Jeff the dirty Hippie werewolf given bad LSD by the govt to create perfect warrior. Werewolf in a rocket.

Made a little run to Rita’s, the library and the gas station as a midday break. I have an appointment regarding a possible gig tomorrow – I’m looking forward to going there and checking it out.

Playing with stitching pics again for a moment – I’m easily amused.

Stitched pic of Annapolis – from Saturday

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Duncan meld-pic – from Sunday

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1 year ago – sicker, bhk thoughts, ac broken!

2 years ago – grown up survey, aardvark trip for games

3 years ago – lj people vs people in real life, Maya / Ole’ Ole’ weak food-wise but nice conversation-wise, the fixx mp3, voice post, very silly comments

4 years ago – 100 icons (now 143), mp call, scotto-pic, the bear, erasure, swf nav-bar, now and last quiz

5 years ago – Mxyzptlk, Hosting, Newt Pics, why a bear, Ebola playset

6 years ago – Newtcam, Monster name, D, Lj top 40, @home, vampire game

7 years ago – no more flash embedded in journals, cleaning house post fumes, June bugs coming, supa-leap Newt, global warming rant

8 years ago – Argus, moon cathedrals, monkey fishing (later shown false), smart tags (where’d those go?), reading comics, dj account

9  years ago -ADD, Webcam obtained, meme, mind tricks, kite flying with April and DannyGeotarget

9720 – sun

As always, Happy Birthday, Oneeyedcat! We Love you and yours!

We slept in this morning, after the late night out… Chris and Larry stopped by to check out the garden, and bring us some biscuits and bacon… (I focused on the former, BHK, the latter, of course.)

While folding laundry, We watched the first episode of Primeval: Season 3 . Looks like it’s off to a good start.

Later, Chris and Larry came back over, and we grilled, as is our thing lately… meat burgers for the in-laws, veggie-burgs for BHK and me. Baked beans, cole slaw, some of the most awesome corn on the cob of the season, and tasty mac & cheese. It’s hard to diet with this much good food nearby.

BHK made key lime pie for dessert, and we watched the end of The Last Templar – it started strong, but petered out – I can’t recommend it. I do recommend BHK’s key lime pie, though.


I spent a little time working on the computer – we’re having connectivity issues- it seems like comcast has trouble after rainstorms, especially.

1 year ago – oneeyed’s bday!, dance recital, bbq

2 years ago – Oneeyed b’day, cleaning up the tech area pics, sugar free cherry sno-cone.

3 years ago – day in moods, bears kill and eat monkeys, auto stitched clouds, new interfaces for flickr and yahoo, police music

4 years ago – Tracy Ullman, Hotcakes and Sausage, tummy owie, who to GP&K, bad hurricane season predicted, movies, work stuff, doctor beat up by a corpse, missing kid case foul up, ernie’s, chicago crime, finish the sentence, triple homicide

5 years ago – Oneyed is 21!, Birthday Stars, warmer out, 2-point smart ones, company to php, yahoo mail to 100mb (now it’s 1 gig), being left behind in CoH,gumball cards, boy with a bunker, silly amazon stuff, wireless broadcast test, sample memo, bro

6 years ago – trouble with downloads, friday 5, there-quest, publix direct

7 years ago – layout planning, link popularity, now dead cam-ring

8 years ago – jimmy johns, Adipocere, purity test meme, nice chitty chat, mushies, gated communities, super hero casting pollGeotarget

9621 – Wednesday – 2/18


It freaks me out a little that I’ve been keeping a journal here since before she was a year old.

Fat flakes of Snow today! Turned to rain later on, but at least I got a little touch of white all over the landscape for an hour or so.

A World Without Chocolate? Without Conservation Efforts, Cacao Could One Day Be in Short Supply


Newt gets around for a sleepyhead.

Veggie-style frito pie for dinner tonight! Played scratch -offs – we got two $1 tickets, won a $1.

1 year ago – Li’l Bit 8, reading harry dresden, shots, lemongrass, best buy, xmas lights down, resting

2 years ago – tracks in the snow pic, ghost rider, synchronicity with GP and Kat.

3 years ago – compusa saga continues, C&C generals, Li’l Bit 6!, song meme, newtcam up,

4 years ago – Lil Bit #5!, basketball w/danny, netflix du jour, loonatics 2.0

5 years ago – There 2.0, stress

6 years ago – expected last day at FMM, web-subscribers, barbie sex, Nordis hoses me.

7 years ago – Newt wakies, proxo, palm entry, haiku/ D&D class alignment

8 years ago – SOP, Territorial, haiku combatGeotarget

9616 – Friday

8:01 AM – Discovered the hard way that the commuter bus doesn’t take checks – thankfully the fast stop up the road has an ATM so I can pay in cash, and yoo hoo to sooth my nerves. The driver was kind enough to give me a free ride today so I am still 10 rides on the ol’ ticket. Not bad for $38.25 (normally $4.25 a lift)

Getting cooler outside again – perhaps snow tomorrow? Many sunbeam “talkers” came from between the clouds after sunrise.
I wonder how hard it is to get an international driver’s license. I am so close to dc, that I suspect that it may be an option. I will look into that.
Starlings and sparrows are all out and about at the bus stop this morning – spring must be in the heart, if not in the air just yet.
Friday the 13th! As mentioned previously, the train smelled of fresh cupcakes, which is a nice way to start the day.
Long weekend ahead – some of the chiefs at work started it today. – I have said it before – it is amazing how much more work can be done when the side distractions have left for the day. 
update – 1:21 PM – Polished off the tvp with some baked beans for lunch  – tasty stuff, and it looks like my gi tract isn’t going to rebel too much – it seems like some of my gut issues have abated a bit- I think that taking my medicine at night makes it a bit easier in the morning. 

Today is Chris’s Birthday, so BHK and I will likely go shopping for our Valentine’s Day picnic tomorrow. I planned a little adventure for us to go out, walk holding hands, and have a nice romantic time together on the long weekend.

Chris mentioned something about all of us going to Selby Bay for her birthday dinner – Works for me! I suspect that I won’t have time to update more tonight, so until later, dear journal!

1 year ago – val’s b-day, cadaver synod, jetpack brontosaurus, creepy gamers

2 years ago – local wildlife pic, ice storm coming, feeling better

3 years ago – chilly?, swollen uvula, nohari, bongos, GND moving (she’s since married… as have I!), cookies?, auto stitched comic spread, super squid

4 years ago – ren-fest thoughts, bro-religion scam thoughts, lair, pretzel prefs, grocery store, lj-buddy collage, valentines zod, moris tepper, elektra barbie, unix cheatsheet, lj user a sexual predator

5 years ago – Ft13th, urban beasts, photo memes, workers screwing up, Joel Veitch (Elephants, Yeah!), Mage knight with Dave

6 years ago – bro mooching, gas prices , newt’s Problem solving, Nice email, scabby palm pics, space giants, Walter adopted

7 years ago – Alton Brown, Melting pot month, ornj on the mend, talky newt, sleepy day, condiment museum

8 years ago – lost empires, pipe-smoking monkey sings Sanford and sonGeotarget

9614 – Thursday

Happy 200th to Darwin and Lincoln! If they were alive today… they’d both be desperately clawing their way our of their coffins, I imagine. 

Santiago Meza Lopez, known as El Pozolero (the Stew Maker), says he stuffed bodies into barrels of lye for drug cartels.

Had tasty subs for supper! lemon pepper pseudo-chicken, and got BHK some Peanut butter Girl scout cookies as a not yet valentine’s day prezzie.

1 year ago – no call form bro, hellboy, snow, stamp increase, movies, RIP Gerber, cake and cats pix

2 years ago – vallies, no 24 with the lads, a little sick, tv watching, acim update from TD

3 year ago – vegan lunch box, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, American horror, ren-fest, crayons, movies, Neutral Good, colored t’s, cowboy gorilla, Val’s B’day, newtcam pix,

4 years ago – stretchy dream, journalist fired, cosmic muffin, star wars meme, C&H cartoon fave, baby tosser, don simpson’s journal (since deleted?)

5 years ago – goodies from mimi, time out and about, comment time limit, kill the ducky

6 years ago – vallies, stinky outdoors, Drama deck poll

7 years ago – popular colors, nice walkies, cooked palm, Aunt Val’s B’day, blessing reminder, I’m put off by nin (child abuse)

8 years ago – vagg, Aesop, Happy, Sleepy, good people in my lifeGeotarget

9609- Saturday – nutshelling


Larry & Chris all go to lunch at Grace’s for Chris’s pre-birthday

I do work on eee in the Giant Parking Lot

BHK and Chris shop at tuesday morning, we get  a green grapevine wreath, green laptop case

Daniel down the street is fundraising for school – got some cookie dough and a seed set for around the tree.

minor tummy trouble – dont’ think the pad thai agreed with me

1 year ago – Year of the Rat, ravioli nummy, politics, david visiting, google terrain, "Absolute power" boring, steam, polar bear protest suit

2 year ago – SNZ / Firecracker Jazz, critters in our yard

3 years ago – compusa sucks, Sun Ra and The Blues Project Do Batman and Robin (MP3s),

4 years ago – piccies, superbowl, flying daggers, robert did it, cemetery pics, immersive gaming, newt smooch, mel and I break up

5 years ago – spam poll, Gabby newt while I’m sick (I seem to frequently catch colds the week after my birthday.), screening journal spam, Batman’s Moon Patrol(most links dead now), true & fake smiles

6 years ago – Wooden ships and iron men (online!), tiny things made large, snapple factoids, LXG movie, craving falafel, b-day note from bro, palm-campics monkey cam!

7 years ago – she has a crush on me, when furries go bad, total net lock down at work

8 years ago – Pirates!, create your own cereal mix (now gone), pondering my future lj, old school yahoo, kruss goes poof, boot to the headGeotarget