Tag Archives: drama

9653- Wednesday

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 desiresGeotarget

9639 – Friday

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 2Geotarget

9555- Saturday

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."

I wonder if it was the same guy?]


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 Geotarget

9526 – Monday

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 agoKids in the Hall bits, things I’m thankful for, what’s love?, dream Geotarget

9389 – Thursday

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!

Hey, Thanks, Knife-wielding robot! You’re not as dangerous as you sound, I guess!


crazy robot doodle by me, article via

I just realized something about German boardgames. Seldom do you see dice. Cards are drawn and are sometimes used as randomizers, but you can still play the odds a bit – it’s rare to roll the ol’ bones. I wonder why?

Bengie’s is showing Wall-E, Dark knight and step brothers… I don’t think that I care to see Dark knight again, so it looks like we’ll wait another week or so before our return trip to the drive-in.

Follow up on the mayor’s “drug raid / dog shooting” indecent. He’s completely innocent, it seems. Prince George’s County Police really fouled up, in my opinion. That and the armed car chase through my neighborhood (well outside PG county jurisdiction) only adds to my problem with that organization. Some sort of Internal Affairs review needs to be done… but it seems unlikely.

“The mayor’s counsel also disputes authorities claims that they killed the dogs, Chase and Payton, because one of the dogs was coming at officers. Maloney says one dog was running away and the other was shot some distance from the front door.

Still, county law enforcement officials say they do not owe the Calvo’s an apology. Chief High defended the officers actions, but expressed regret over the death of the dogs.”

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

Well, bro is right on the border of the 44 violation points rule. (he has exactly 44 points)(pdf info ) If convicted of all of his charges, he could either do under a year in county jail, or over a year in state prison.

from here

If total points are equal to or less than 44, the lowest permissible sentence is a non-state prison sanction (however state prison up to the statutory maximum can be imposed).

If total points exceed 44, the minimum sentence is established by taking the total point value subtracting 28 and decreasing the remaining value by 25%. This end result value is the lowest permissible prison sentence in months.

This means than only those offenders scoring 44 or less points may receive a non- state prison sanction under the code. All others must receive a state prison sanction, absent downward departure from this structure. The threshold under the guidelines for mandatory prison incarceration was 52 points.

and from here

The magic number is 44: Anyone scoring above 44 points “must” be sentenced to state prison under the Code. However, the plea bargaining process can a) reduce the number of counts charged, b) have an agreement not to score certain items, c) substitute charges, d) reduce the actual count charged, or e) several other creative techniques can be used to get someone sentenced to a non-incarcerative sentence. Note the departure grounds under Rule 3.992(b), but also note the actual language of the “Sentence Computation” because someone charged with a felony can be sentenced to state prison even if the score fewer than 44 points. For this reason, felony cases are always very serious legal matters.

For his Faces of Evil project, Hans Weishäupl made composite photographs of the world’s worst dictators by photographing hundreds of people in each dictator’s country and stitching them together. The results are a bit disturbing, particularly when viewing very large, clear, vibrant color photos of long-dead monsters like Stalin or Hitler. (via conscientious)

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

2 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

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

4 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

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

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

7 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

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