Bro Caught shoplifting from starbucks?
Continue reading bro again
Bro Caught shoplifting from starbucks?
Bro Caught shoplifting from starbucks?
Continue reading bro again
Follow-up on the neighbor that was arrested the other day Continue reading 10151 – Thursday
Bro’s girlfriend / possible mother to his kid Shannon has been found, and she and her baby are doing OK – Momster is distancing herself from the situation – and I think that’s a good thing.
Google voice – free phone goodies –
http://www.google.com/support/voice/bin/answer.py?answer=142423 – That sounds amazing… google… I hope you don’t turn too evil on me!
Ran a query to update about 20000 drivers for a client – amazing what a little snippet of code in the right place at the right time will do.
update driver_details set timestamp=’2009-03-18 20:10:00′
driver_details.MC_ACCT_NO = ‘**account number**’ AND
driver_details.DRV_TERMINATED_DT is null
That’ll earmark all the active users for that group and send an update file to everybody. Hooray for Triggers !
Chasing potential errors after, now. Seems to be working within parameters, save for one not splitting properly.
Chinese food from the Octagon tonight – this was try #2 – I suspect BHK’ll be leery of a third try, unless Little Panda or Grace’s are closed.
1 year ago – voice post, eating grapes, haiku, busy day, gaming with R/K/P, POTA, Will Smith Denies Scientology
2 years ago – Behind the Mask, Tigger Adopted!, whistle blowers get some clearance,
3 years ago – bethany, st patty plans sacked,
4 years ago – much work, webjay, Danny invite, George, potential condo piccies (many mock the pre-move decor)
5 years ago – Astronaut Jones, Square Bear, speak and spell, Frank R paul, I create an fdle syndicated lj
6 years ago – iwo jima in the rock garden, I start using jarhead, wish for peace
7 years ago – facemaker, cab stacking, poem tag, timeline, roles I’ve filled, cool bunker
8 years ago – cartoon logic that works, alice, I want tasty snack food, lone gunmen, workplace desires
BHK gave me a lift in to work this morning – let me sleep in an extra hour or so. I repay her by going over her accent on the way in – we were talking about someone’s "pen collection", and With BHK, Pin & Pen sound alike – and I had no context cues to work with. so I innocently asked if it was the writing implement or the sharp thing that pierces fabric.
That devolved into a Rosetta-stone style communication back and forth – She doesn’t pronounce the difference between pin or pen. Long story short, we just were silly and giggly on the ride in – perhaps you had to be there, dear journal.
[update – noonish]
Found out this afternoon that my brother’s girlfriend Shannon has had a relapse and has vanished with her baby (Bro’s daughter). Bro is still in prison for the next few months (out in May) – My Mom is understandably upset – had bonded some with the child and is looking into legal recourse. I really don’t think that they’ve even established paternity yet, so I doubt she has much to work with.
I am a bit cold about the whole thing – saw this coming (heck, I dealt with Derek’s bouts back and forth with rehab, and know how that whole deal works), but there is not a lot I can do for any of them.
She’s made a good decision not to pursue custody or guardianship or anything like that and I feel she made a good, if very difficult choice.
Tomorrow, BHK and I are attending the United Way Mardi Gras – we got comp tickets from the Maerten’s Gang!
We’re taking a limo, with the whole crew, and it’ll be like BHK and I are going to prom. I’m looking forward to it all!
Picnic at home night! BHK and I are going to have fun with a light supper of veggies, fruit and cheese … just lots of fun and relaxation – just what a Friday night should be! Starting in a little bit… until later, dear journal!
goes nicely with Instant Crickets ,sad trombone and instant rimshot .
Hmm.. I wonder if I will have time to make some paper dinosaurs this weekend? A triceratops , at least?
1 year ago – Bilvil, mental flicker vision, loco roco, chimpanzee have a speech center in the brain, 3 word meme
2 years ago – Taco dinner, bhk edit, relaxing at home, doggie videos, bhk marine museum article from 13 years ago
3 years ago – walkies at a carnival with pix, Yanni beats folks up,
4 years ago – ren-fest trip w/pictures, Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age
5 years ago – Newt-vet pics, Carpathian undead, radar on chip, Aerial Recon Archives, exorcist in 30 secs (by bunnies), punctuation meme
6 years ago – Gali sends me fan mail from Israel, ape music in my mind
7 years ago – playing the numbers, the bolters, euphemism generator, lj-reflink-list. (including 6 degrees), being romantic, superman 2, magic item poll, street signs of the world
8 years ago – filepile, interview, SQL issues, Kung fu Oz, CJ & Herman – part 2
Got my allergy shots – down to only needing them every other week, now!
Still feeling yucky – took a nap today from 3-6 pm, and my crown feels a little loose. Maybe an infection under there is messing with me? Or maybe it’s the big dose of meds today.
In-laws came over, and we had tasty soup and sammiches. I’m still not eating much, but can certainly enjoy what I am eating.
After eats, we finally finished hanging the ornaments on the tree. All that is left now is to set up the train… and maybe a few fun bits of landscape. The green beaded string didn’t show up too well on the tree this year, so we strung our holiday cards over the living room window, and it looks sharp. I think we may do this in years to come.
The in-laws headed home a little while ago – they stopped out front of our house with the engine running, and called inside to let us know that Chris lost an earring – while we were looking for it, BHK heard yelling on the phone – it turns out a pedestrian walked up to the truck, opened the door, and then took off when Larry yelled at him.
Chris and Larry went home, but BHK got the guys description and called the police. I suspect it was a drunk looking for a ride – that’s still not the sort of thing you want to take place in your front yard. We talked to the sheriff, and they sent prowl cars around, but he didn’t turn up.
[EDIT – Later that evening, just up the street (about 5 blocks closer to the bay) –
"Dep. Daniel Deakins investigated a burglary to Nice and Fleazy Antiques on Bay Ave in North Beach on December 19 at 3:27 a.m. The unknown suspect(s) cause $1125 in damage. The business owner is conducting an inventory to determine exactly what was taken. Inquires regarding this burglary should be directed to Lt. Steven R. Jones at 410-535-1600 ext. 2462."
Still fatigued. If this doesn’t let up soon, I’m calling the doc to see what can be done.
1 year ago – Tannenbaum cam up, coming movies, found doug wu on friendster, tentacled decor
2 years ago – acim / td interaction, newt and pye begin to blend
3 years ago – new chinese, florida snowman, day 44 of compusa drama, shadowrun, weird food, uncle joe’s monkey-man army
4 years ago – I lift mel w/one hand, video hits, anagram santas workshop, john dee’s crystal ball stolen, christmas meme, baby theft
5 years ago – considering an upgrade, Nigerian magic is weak vs bullets
6 years ago – Ft. Laud facts, Antarctic Life, Muslim Roundup, Bro at his worst finds a stray cat, make a supervillian desktop
7 years ago – Bodyboarding on lava, McMummies, xp patch
8 years ago – Restless, Special Olympics cheaters, wondering about where my parts were pre-me, palm reading
Feeling better today. Physical Therapy seems to be working out some of the back issues, thankfully. Mentally and physically in a more positive place – also, sundown was at 4:45 today. I certainly suspect that I don’t have Seasonal Affective Disorder. I think that the dark and cold weather mostly suits me, even if I try to be a warm and cheery sort of person.
After PT we went to Mexico for supper. I was perversely hungry for Mexican food after seeing a filthy Mexican resaurtant on Kitchen Nightmares yesterday. The food was superb – BHK and I both sussed out that it was the cook that sometimes works in Lusby on the kitchen tonight.
My mom met Shannon and her possible granddaughter – (well, by proxy – Shannon is still pregnant, due in a month or so.) I’m still not sure how that’s going to pan out.
Newt is really enjoying the ledge in the loft these days… one of the warmest spots in the house! I hope he shares with Pye, at least a bit. Hm.. somehow I doubt it. Interesting that his winter coat is a bit more visible than usual – likely that he and Pye were running around pretty heavily before naptime.
Physical Therapy today. Leg lifts, stretches, bicycle, and then the stim/heat combo that works so well for me. I needed it – I was really stiff yesterday.
Forgot to mention yesterday that Chris and Larry brought over a couple of preacher cookies for us… much better than the last batch a year ago – see archive below.
While I was fixing BHK’s machine, I was multitasking a bit – catching up with scripting, listening to old episodes of Dragnet in the background – The radio show is really superior to the TV series. Additionally – I listened a bit to some of my old time radio broadcasts. OTRcat sent me a nice collection of Richard Diamond not too long ago in exchange for a link on my website – the clarity on them was excellent, especially given that the condition of the original recordings must’ve been a real problem to fix. I’ll be looking to go back to him for more OTR goodies as time goes by. Dick Powell is no slouch as a voice actor, and I’m really pretty glad to have my collection filled out. (5 CDs worth of stuff, I’ve only begun to begin to listen. (I’m thinking about getting the Edgar Allan Poe Collection next – maybe for road trips through Baltimore)
1 year ago – black friday not the busiest shopping day, nutshell day – greek fest, new christmas ornaments, preacher cookies, will appears, cyn fall pic
2 years ago – coughing, sickies one day to one month
3 years ago – William Burroughs Thanksgiving, Adam Sandler Counterpoint, I left home at Thanksgiving (1987), collection of questions, Bwain, quiz results, Herm gets snow!, thank you songs, grover smash puny human
4 years ago – toasted orange marmalade sammiches, weather, getting porn spam, Italian vampires must have it rough, comic books, non-net folks, Frost, I want to…, GREG photoplay made by me from secret squirrel episode way back when!, I like bananas
5 years ago – Dr. Who, Mail, Ellies, Pods, mininukes
6 years ago – chores, 7 seas, supah-tofutti, Proverbs 15:1
7 years ago – met with tarpo and isis, tarot, fair-palm synch, LJ-ish quotes
8 years ago – Kids in the Hall bits, things I’m thankful for, what’s love?, dream
New twist to the brother situation – He claims that his girlfriend Shannon is 7 months pregnant. He’s in Jail until about mid-june 2009.
He’s contacted my mother, and is finagling her into helping with money for the kid, if there even is one. Honestly, I don’ think she should give Shannon any money – or even have contact with her.
I’m disappointed, but not stunned.
Went the dentist – got a temp filling and I need a crown. Later at dinner, the temp filling fell out, but it’s aok for now.
Went to the Walgreens and I got BHK a pedegg – foot callous remover and orange zester, apparently. I think it’s a pretty surreal device, and is more surreal to me en espanol.
Watched latest Psych and Dragon’s Den… that’s about it!
As someone that’s been at swat team gunpoint more than once… (06/02/2001 when my landlord went loopy with his guns over his face cancer and 02/24/2004 once when my bro committed “grand theft boat”.) – I can honestly say that sometimes the police has good reason to hold someone under potential deadly force. I’m thankful that neither I nor Newton were shot
It seems that now that Obama has the nomination from the Left, he can pretty much as Right as he wants, as long as he’s not quite as far Right as McCain.
Forgot to mention – Very Clever Pipe game – I won 20 to 13, BHK beat me at Carcassonne H&G – by like 50 points!
We still haven’t dug into Canasta Caliente or Rook yet. I suspect next weekend will be good for that. Maybe Chinese Checkers, depending, too. (Perhaps just 2-player Halma.)
The North Broward Bureau is a minimum to medium security, special needs detention facility housing male and female offenders. The facility also houses protective custody female offenders and female juveniles. The facility currently holds 1,200 inmates.
The primary mission of the facility is to house and manage the mentally ill, medically infirm and special needs inmate population.
Momster pulled his police report – It seems he’d parked in a handicapped space, and when the police ran his tags, the car he was in was reported stolen. Apparently his license was expired, as well. It was certainly enough to violate probation.
[Edit – in 11c now, out of the infirmary. Bro has been there before. My guess is he is detoxing or being treated for bi-polar as he has claimed that in the past.]
BHK and I skipped on movie and dinner at Friendly’s – too much fair food and activity made it simpler to just head on home after work.
Rough day, but worth having. I got pretty upset and discombobulated about my brother’s situation, as I am prone to be – especially with his birthday coming up and talking to the momster on the phone. I’ve got to remember to put on better armor before picking up the phone at this time of year. It really wore me out, and I’m glad that I got to flush my system a little bit.
Future 2007 events in a nutshell. Some stressful, some wonderful, some just a reminder to myself to shoot a card or friendly howdy out.
1 year ago – slacker day, criminal into shoes, the Shield, light shirts, scottish superstition, foil helmet effectiveness,
2 years ago – schwag bag, tall scotto shadow pic, finished fdle year, weezle talk, burning life with hp, preference poll
3 years ago – Bag Lady, EN passes, Diarists more prone to illness, WoW pics, Hurricane Ivan, “because he said so”, Puppy shoots man, KSC storm
4 years ago – RPC issue, Badger badger, baboon nose suitcase, RIAA sues a 12 year old, RI’s birthday, new opus strip.
5 years ago – Newt Play, vote day, traded some magic cards for heroclix/mage knight, lem-doodles, wobbly
6 years ago – got a lovely poem, found old family letters, cadmean victory, stayed home, assorted news, Anne Heche’s wacky interview, ‘mat event, observations
7 years ago – embarrassing fight club reference, ramen rant, everway, Chat ‘toon review
Neighborhood shakeup tonight at about 7pm – A minivan chasing another – apparently the second vehicle had 2-4 people inside with the side doors open and guns showing. The vehicle being chased was honking and swerving all over the place to avoid being shot.
BHK called 911, and the response time was *terrible*, and she was never questioned by the police for a report on the matter. I’ll be investigating that situation more tomorrow after work.
I’m just glad that she’s ok.
Random factoids and semi-specific things about people I know (or knew):
My brother is *really good* at shucking oysters. At least 4-5 times faster than me, or 2-ish times faster than anyone else I’ve ever met in the service industry.
My wife is a superb analyst, and can get to the core of a matter quite swiftly. She’s going to be an awesome lawyer. (and dangerous gamer)
Steve Jacoby has some beautiful children, and has the makings for a pretty cool dad.
Tina keeps a lovely home… everything is crisp and neat, even with a pair of kitties, a bunch of birds, and living the software company lifestyle.
Bruce can make me misty with just a bowl of cheerios .
Ray has a very real skill at blending words and experience into story.
Kathleen has a great memory, to the point of us calling her queen index when we were gaming. If she doesn’t have knowledge, she can find it fast.
Cyn has a fantastic skill at illustration, both on paper and skin.
Doug Wu has a near encyclopedic knowledge of comics from the silver age. Knows more than anyone else I’ve ever met.
Danny is a mill that grinds slowly, but exceedingly fine. He’s a living example of “the devil is in the details.”
Father-in-law is loved by everyone he meets. *Nobody*, and I mean *nobody* has anything sideways to say about him. That’s amazing.. and due to him.
Mother-in-law is a superb cook. Some wicked good queso, for example.
Mother is a master multitasker. I’ve never seen her with too much on her plate.
Wilton is an excellent carpenter – can put all manner of stuff together with quality and speed.
Got a calendar? Circle this date: Sunday, August 12th. Next to the circle write “all night” and “Meteors!” Attach the above to your refrigerator in plain view so you won’t miss the 2007 Perseid meteor shower.
LONDON (Reuters) – Lawyers and judges are to break with centuries-old tradition and cease wearing horse-hair wigs of white fake curls in non-criminal cases, the head of the country’s judiciary announced on Thursday.
Wing collars and bands can also be dispensed with in such cases according to the reforms, while judges will need just one gown in future instead of a variety of colourful outfits currently required.
The wigs will still be worn in criminal courts.
“At present High Court judges have no less than five different sets of working dress, depending on the jurisdiction in which they are sitting and the season of the year,” Phillips said in a statement.
“After widespread consultation it has been decided to simplify this.”
A review carried out in 2003 found that more than two thirds of respondents wanted to eliminate the wigs in civil cases, although most said criminal court judges should still wear them.
Opponents of wigs thought they were anachronistic, as well as uncomfortable and expensive.
A shoulder-length ceremonial wig costs more than 1,500 pounds while the shorter ones worn by lawyers cost about 400 pounds each.
However, the idea of abolishing them has been met with disapproval from some lawyers who feel the wigs give them an air of authority as well as anonymity.
“While there will never be unanimity of view about court dress, the desirability of these changes has a broad measure of agreement,” Phillips said.
1 year ago – venture bros good, lj ugly nav bar, bye bye black rhino, angel / shovel / burrito, simulated lost case-630am, Arvis book in comments!
2 years ago – Last Day w/Magda, invisi-bro, chrono-lifting, breakfast foods, zombies invade sca event, crab, autostitch bus, minor drama, commendation
3 years ago – KoL, Bollywood, Patriot Act, Felix the Cat
4 years ago – sleep troubles, Andromeda Strain, 4-legged man , system crash – modem drivers (Service pack 4 for win2k caused Norton trouble) , Stalin vs Hitler comic, newtcam pic, discovered title-tags, strickland a/c die-lemma
5 years ago – more swell chatties, Roanoke (including odd reply from Boughman), Dreams of Lake Conoy with zombie mist, sweet possum sugar, mother goose
6 years ago – Evil news, riposte, dream of the jungle, If I were… meme, time, sleepy, Dumbass Tenochtitlan Saucermen,chat, aura colors, personality disorder test, Louvre
7 years ago – Bad things with April, super power question
I read this blog post, and I think it sums things up. Also, I just read that Obama voted in favor of a wiretapping bill.
Say what I may about Hillary, but at least she stood up for our civil liberties in that vote. Barack Obama did not, after promising us that he would. I am very disappointed in him right now.
Seeya, 4th amendment.. it’s like I hardly knew ye.
The odd thing to me is that McCain abstained from voting on it at all. I wonder why he didn’t go one way or the other?
So, do I want kind-of right wing, or full-bore? As always, I don’t want any of the candidates.
Watched Be Kind Rewind tonight. It was a little ragged around the edges, but we both really liked it a lot. It reminded me a bit of the old movies that Steve Jacoby, Brent Ashland, Kevin Albury, Kevin Cummins, etc. and I made with Brent’s video camera… Raiders of the Lost Sock, the Arthurian Project, and so on.
We have so many leftovers in the fridge that it is potluck night in Casa de von Berg. I opted for a blend of baked ziti and veggie lasagna, while BHK had sausage and veggies. There was much nom nom nom’ing.
Rob Richards has made a great site where he restores old animation backgrounds.
Sneakily added by bhk:
In other news my wife has chewed most of the blue gumballs in my Easter candy jar on my desk and started on the jellybeans. I take full blame—I shouldn’t have opened it I should have taken it to work!! How could I have so thoughtlessly put that delectable candy goodness on my desk to tempt her! I think I’m just jealous because she has almost no cavities (only one small tiny cavity that she just got recently—probably from kissing my sugary mouth)—I’ll make her a rot-mouth yet! MWHAHAHAHHAA!
Impersonating her husband in his own journal… for shame!
1 year ago – blogalyser analysis, commute, toilet roll hypothesis, bhk’s birthday cake for louise – pictures!, openmoko, lhj 1900 looks to 2000
2 years ago – wiggle chicken / keys trip / ripley’s pix, one night in bangkok, scotto-dungeon game
3 years ago – diggers, sky high/ff, career personality, dr zaius, ugly dog, choosing wrong, 12.5% inked, bike thief, presidential medical histories, people like slinkies
4 years ago – thermo-issues, helping cockeyed find spammers
5 years ago – bro, health, monkey, sun-sentinel cam, clown lovin’.
6 years ago – hard rain, dream thoughts, tests, IM spam
7 years ago – evil news, louche, fill in the blank, gush, insane beautiful people journal nonsense (he’s now suspended)
8 years ago – Mr. Rogers, April hassles, H is pregnant with B’s kid, inevitable slippery, mootpoint adds me to his reading list