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10,078 – Friday

Today, I’m feeling a bit worse for wear – these antibiotics are tearing BHK and my guts up.

Spent the morning looking for work, and as a reward of sorts, BHK gave me her Mütter Museum pen that is shaped like an arm bone. Spent the evening watching the IT crowd, playing Wii Sports Resort with the Nailles and enjoying homemade mac & cheese with a side of veggie hot dogs from the grill!

I dreamt that Pye and Newton were horseshoe crabs, but still had their kitty tails…. somehow they could climb walls with their little hairy crab legs.

Dave sent me this – I don’t know if he drew it, but it cracked me up for about a half hour! (It looks like his style)

1 year ago – hug, element alignment, self portrait pic, pye on cam, tattoo fear, Obameter, Obama retakes oath

2 years ago – busy month, knees and backs, Bill O’Reilly doesn’t know about homeless vets, hello kitty counterstrike, Q&A meme

3 years ago – newtcam live, snow pics, reh 101, spidey hits (what killed my youtube acct)

4 years ago – superhero drawing memes, CNY, Bro’s situation improved briefly, lost, spidey video views, Sting

5 years ago – Worked late, En’s cable out, sad- sicky mel, busy phone, amber alert, great day to be alive theme

6 years agoYear of the monkey!, new icons, act like a monkey, a fellow ljers house burns down

7 years ago – honey rant, healing hands, newt pic, cuss control, cold snap

8 years ago – spy ware killer, stab-dream, home school poll, animal noises around the world, sound

9 years ago – IMT stuff, be good, Model of the modern super-criminal, birthday wishGeotarget Geotarget

10,077 – thursday

I had a terrible nightmare last night. I can’t recall all of the details now, but it involved living at home, my father still being alive and stealing stuff from my room, my mom letting Newton escape the house, having some crazy guy with a huge afro performing oral surgery that he learned in prison on my lower gums to synchronize heartbeats, Paul McCartney telling me to forgive people for doing stupid things.

In addition, look out! It’s BHK, and she’s got a giant fork!


1 year ago – Obama / Spidey Team-up, ack to work, Dreamed about Bagel the cat, Obama suspends Guantanamo Trials

2 years ago – MLK/R.E.Lee day, Back info about Disc, LOC flickr, TMBG, KFC, randy rogers at madd, tv

3 years ago – snowstorm ends, snowballs, eggplant and french toast.
Pictures – snow & love notes

4 years ago – compusa bah, acim gang out and about, float on, sacrifice & wrath, chastity belts for 21st century
pictures – ACIM gang

5 years ago – Strep, Jill is like 30, Greek Grotto, Weather, The woods, urinals, Mrs G team pic, Romanian Girl returns from the grave, poli-sci

6 years ago – Palm doodles, band names, sinister ducks, Cheddar Cheesus, water bus trip home, Orange Cat, walkies pics

7 years ago – zcardz (precursor to the pirates game), LL fooled with my bro, vanishing finn, meds

8 years ago – Dream, Walkies with fog, Worked MLK, ear pressure relief then a return, ordered my digicam, got a keeno book off my wish list, siege engines, lego cube solver.

9 years ago -Bro pic, garam masala, patty hearst pardoned, DNA police Geotarget

9581 – Wednesday

Still feeling gut-lousy – went to the dentist for a followup. Dreamt unhappily that I was lost in the mall, BHK took off in the Love cube, and I had to climb a giant couch to make it outside. BHK had a nightmare about me power-washing the kitchen, and her in it, too.

Had a calzone – not sure if it helped or not, but it’s the first really palpable food substance in days.

Started reading The 13 and 1/2 lives of Captain Bluebear about 100 pages in, and I’m enjoying it quite a bit. It has a Munchausen vibe to it that I dig.

1 year ago – Newton on cam pic w/laundry, water cooler, psych, pizza bagels, unlimited netflix stream, free gas from chavez, call for guantanamo to be closed

2 years ago – pye in lockup, on the way home pic

3 years ago – shoo prezzie, swim / iguana fear, batgirl meme (and my palm doodle), folks quitting acim, trivia meme, porpoise song, dracula’s dinosaur death dreams, kenneth koskela in comments

4 years ago – Spidey a teacher’s aide, palm doodles, bus pictures, bizarro ipod

5 years ago – Media player classic, Chinese connection, old gaming notes (with diagrams), Florida laws, high school meme, monkeys!, work hubbub

6 years ago – evil quiz, printable gizmos, supergun, enviro-boots

7 years ago – visited hippies, cool clock, warm, groceries, kevin smith quiz, silly linkies, ramble about x-ray-eyes, SOP, etc

8 years ago – fun quotes, romance test, victorian flower symbolism, bill hicks Geotarget

9525 – sunday

Today I spent most of the day inside – cold out there, and my back is tricking up. I’m glad tomorrow is physical therapy! BHK and the inlaws did some yardwork in the chill while I did repairs in the heat, with the kitties inside.

Speaking of the kitties, I dreamt that we were in the green truck, returning form taking Newton and Pye somewhere – I had just off-loaded Newt in the house, when the truck drove off – Someone had made off with the vehicle and Pye! … it made it about a block and a half before BHK and I caught up with it – turned out that Pye was driving, a la Toonces. I was dumbfounded, but BHK just snatched him up and brought him inside the house, scolding him fiercely. I remember looking at the cabin of the truck, and trying to muddle out how he accomplished it – BHK was more interested in telling him "NO! BAD KITTY! You’re too young to drive!"(and this is true, as he is only 4.)

Picture taken on the way home last night – Christmas is in the air, already. Normally, I like to wait until after thanksgiving, but I love the more basic stuff… Lit up trees and misty nights.

driving home


and for the David Deboy fans out there – Crabs for Christmas.


I spent some time fixing BHK’s laptop – the boot volume was toasted somehow. Fortunately, it was just a job for chkdsk /r and a little patience for the cleanup.

After the folks left, bhk made a mighty salad – garbonzos, spinache, cabbage, and whatever other good things in the house (pumpkin seeds and meatless baco-things on mine!), served with some beans and rice for bulk. It felt really good.

1 year ago – I love traveling with BHK, train set at motorcycle shop, festival of trees (Hospice), getting my head in order

2 years ago – gobble gobble – turkey day

3 years ago
– talked to bro in hospital, local music, reader quiz

4 years ago – good counters bad, beard, heroin traffic in sofla, Melissa not Alyssa, evo vs creationism beliefs in the usa, googlewhacked, crimes against children task force

5 years ago – Whatever comes to mind, kid memory, cent sign, elephants

6 years ago – Mayah’s Birthday with pics, mage knight, cosplayers, Newtpics, ACCExpo, Lemmiwinks song

7 years ago – Superpowers, assoil, holiday icon musing

8 years ago – Golden Rice, survey, myths over Miami Geotarget

bad dream, bad handwriting.

bad dream, bad handwriting., originally uploaded by scottobear.

bad dream — written upon waking up – translate at whim.

9434 – Monday

BHK made tofu curry / vinegar soup – pumpkin muffins. Awesomely good food, and it makes it feel like autumn is coming.

Tomorrow at work is "football team" day – I don’t have much in football-wear that’s work appropriate, but hopefully my virginia tech denim shirt will suffice.

the concept ships blog – nifty spaceship design and development for sci-fi series.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 83.

Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 61.

1 year ago – Bluegrass festival with pictures, moon pies, kitties

2 years ago – wedding announcement, hacking the psp, skybar, justice

3 years ago – choco chippie cookies from the great mazinga, 2nd life, python quiz, newt and I horseplay pic, gave RS the smoking image, lj security issues, ADP vs RI, morning picture

4 years ago – skeeters are coming, Approached to hoax, enron should be glad it’s not Chinese, bro’s gf in jail, Colee contacts me

5 years ago – cej gab, goober and nims, Bottle Imps, Napellus, Salamander’s Feather, Screech Owl, Sycomancy, Tiromancy, sex x-rays, pass this on, first night of 24 hour call, universe POVs, super leaping dancers (my standing leap is now about a foot, guinness, anti-spam

6 years ago – rave, dave, mageknight

7 years ago – Ziito, Vulkon, and helpful hints re: gremlins

8 years ago – applelard comes out of the Bon Jovi closet, present reminder, and federal spending thoughts Geotarget


9308 – Friday –

I haven’t been recalling my dreams lately. Less fitful sleep, but I wake up with a cough and some nausea most mornings. BHK made some yummy soup last night, but I wasn’t up to much eating for one reason or another. Maybe I’m getting a little cold or something?

Watched the last two episodes of house… the finale was pretty sad stuff… but I dn’t know how much I go in for the pseudo-surreal hypnoscapes and memory retrieval elements… and the fact that nobody checked out the jane doe was a pretty weak plot point, given the other in-depth review of the case.

Put an order in for Hive and the Mosquito expansion at Aardvark – it should be in by June 12 (a little under a week)! A little expensive, but the bakelite pieces will endure a long time.

Maybe I’ll make some out of glow in the dark fimo… or do variant pieces with other bugs. How would a ladybug move… or what might a lightning bug be able to do to switch up the game?

I already fear BHK will toast me at the game… she’s got a good mind for some of these logic puzzle hex territory things.. like hazienda.

Playing it online is fun, but I love the feedback of face to face and handling the game pieces. Plus, if the power goes out, you’re still set. (With the exception of pente and go I prefer most all games offline.) I first coded a version of pente for my good ol’ atari ST back in the day… the AI was weak, but not terrible. I think that I’ve learned a few more strategies since then, but there is no lack of humans to play with… and there are better AIs out there, too.

These free paper foldables are pretty keen. The cat in the vet collar is particularly inspired.

Bambi II: Oh yes… there will be blood. (thank [info]theweaselking)

L. Ron Hubbard’s 5 Most Impressive Lies (Besides Scientology)

1 year ago – 150 questions meme

2 years ago – tuesday like buddy holly, poetry, long phone talk, csi project, under cold blue stars, 3 girl rhumba,

3 years ago – Org of American States, South America, Local Journals, burlesque, rain to sun, icons, journey to the center of the earth, I don’t much like Cap’n Jack, PO CHU-I, florida slave labor, rose garden, the Way-Outs, Spanish mixup at work.

4 years ago – D-Day / Normandy, Cold Reading, plague cookies, shockwave, meme, chill out, first appearance of [info]eryx_uk in my comments.

5 years ago – Hobbit Pub w/danny pics, DARPA

6 years ago – Troublesome evacuation issues for fumigation

7 years ago – evil news, laconic, hobbit names, aimbot, hungry, lj DDos, glow text abuse, misc wacky html, Scotto quirk, COPS, long chat with CEJ, Rudy-fibber, poo-health chart.

8 years ago – no-thangGeotarget


9303 – Tuesday –

No movie last night – instead we went to dinner with the in-laws, and after BHK and I played some boardgames. She won Labyrinth, and I took Oshi. (also discovered that the oshi set has one extra two-point piece, and one too few one-point pieces. we may play with pyramids in the future. (or penny, nickel, quarter as towers, for that matter)

Both were our first time playing – BHK got labyrinth for $1.61 at the thrift store yesterday… we’ve more than made our entertainment money back in a single sitting. We picked up Oshi from Aardvark a little while back, but hadn’t gotten to play until last night.

Other goodies BHK picked up from the store –

  • Green Orvis Mosquito-repellant shirt for Larry
  • Green lounge pants for Chris
  • Pink Bucket hat for herself
  • Green striped shirt for me
  • a few books, including Stephen Fry’s The Liar for me, and The Enchanted Broccoli Forest cookbook
  • a couple of puzzles, still sealed in the box. (corvette 1000 pc, spacewalk, homer simpson and an irish hutch)

Dreamt last night that I’d signed on to join the army for six months. Not really a dream of mine in waking life – a lot of the gang from high school were there – Steve Jacoby, James Dawsey, etc… we were all in training as sort of a semi-serious laugh. My big concern wa sthat I had to bring my own toiletries… like the army wouldn’t provide deodorant or shampoo.

thanks, ecto

The first 2 parts of the “lost” film Italian Spiderman has been up for a week or two now and it looks to be just as ridiculous — and awesome — as the trailer had indicated. Give me Franco Franchetti (R.I.P) with his porn-star moustache and pump-action shotgun over Toby McGuire any day.

Italian Spiderman Movie – Episode 1 and Episode 2 [YouTube]

via rejectomorph

SurLaLune, a huge website full of fascinating stuff about fairy tales:

“SurLaLune Fairy Tales features 47 annotated fairy tales, including their histories, similar tales across cultures, modern interpretations and over 1,500 illustrations.”

1 year ago – BHK dominates in SSX, priates 2, spies like us, convert stuff to other stuff, good eats, BHK gets me some Hawaiian shirts

2 years ago – Iron Giant, Swarm, Cim-nim toast, cookie monster graffiti, ping pong kitties, bus stop sunrise, OTR, porch entry, graypumpkin gamecock, x4, on call, fruit pies, podcasts

3 years ago – Celine Dion as MJ, Tragic Darth, Boynton Tasering, great sunset, Firpo, MSK in NM w/UTI, look-around camera, sex-pred lj, chat w/sammy, tyrant in the house?, human trafficking, 20 questions meme

4 years ago – Dan visit and a caveman waitress, speaker scam, call me Q.

5 years ago – isketch, skeletor & gang, Scott-heroes, Wold Newton, I LIKE stuff, ugly Oz from MacFarlane toys

6 years ago – virus spam, moment of zen, gute fahrt, pet psychic, Crossing over guy,newtcam banner (Never did see it in rotation.), homepage design ideas

7 years ago – |337 translation guide, parse, fun turtle fact, ultrasonic cheesecharacteristics, Hello Kitty Douche, lj portal, long distance distress

8 years ago – nothin’GeotargetVisitor Map

9295 – Tuesday

Dick Martin died. Why does this make me feel bad or nostalgic? Laugh-in was old hat before I was born, but I loved seeing it on Nick at Nite.

Forgot to mention the awesome sub/pizza shop discovered on Saturday. Selby Sub Shoppe – found when we took a wrong turn looking for Thai food. Best mistake we could’ve made. Larry was especially happy that he didn’t have to consume anything involving curry or green beans. He got chicken wings, while BHK, Chris and I gobbled down some white pizza… with red sauce on the side.

So good. Also good was the lemon coconut cake, lemon pie, chocolate mousse pie and the lemon cookies. We seem to have an inordinate amount of lemon fondness in our desserts.

Random statement – I don’t think that Andy Kaufman was very funny, even in a meta-way. Entertainingly random, at best.

Current music – The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson

If you were falling, then I would catch you.
You need a light, I'd find a match.

'cause I love the way you say good morning.
And you take me the way I am.
If you are chilly, here take my sweater.
Your head is aching, I'll make it better.

'cause I love the way you call me baby.
And you take me the way I am.

I'd buy you Rogaine if you start losing all your hair.
Sew on patches to all you tear.

'cause I love you more than I could ever promise.
And you take me the way I am.
You take me the way I am.
You take me the way I am.

BHK got her first filling today – her personal tooth-care is far superior to mine.

Dreamt last night of being at the Disney lagoon – BHK and I were swimming with giant sharks, eels – no fish was smaller than half my size, most of them were between 30-40 feet long. At one point I was kidnapped, and was told that if I escaped, my entire family would be killed. I grabbed the person and immobilized him by snapping his arms and legs off like dried twigs – when I went to finish him, the police showed up and told me that his brain shouldn’t be damaged, as they needed it to ge tthe information on how he would hurt folks. I didn’t care to see him live, but I relented – though only if I could pack his head with salt and ash. That was ok with the police, who decapitated him, and put his noggin in a clear tube for analysis… the head was somehow still alive, but as long as he couldn’t speak, he couldn’t hurt us… some sort of vampire, or lich, maybe?

Adam is home from Haiti – note form MVW

I just wanted to say thank you for all of your prayers! Adam returned home safely this past Saturday evening. He did have his Dad take him to the Hospital late Saturday evening because he was not feeling well. He had something called “Acute Pharyngitis” but he is feeling much better now!
I finally was able to catch up with him at our friends home, Sven and Mary Thulin’s, last night. He promises to catch up with us soon and let us know some of the highlights of his trip.
A few things he did mention last night were:
Haiti has a 4% employment rate. 80% of the people are under the poverty line. 55% make less then a dollar/ day. He went to a town called Petit Goave for 3 days. They had no bathrooms to use, but only the Caribbean Sea for these 200 people. Adam’s team helped build a shelter out of tree branches and metal.
He was impressed with the local church they had in the center of the little town. He said “their faith is very strong and their worship is very intense.” One of the most important things I heard him say was that “As poor as they were, they were very content considering their situation”.
I guess, sometimes we just need to hear these things to remind ourselves of how blessed we really are.[…]

A small group in Santa Fe, New Mexico is claiming that the city is discriminating against them by having wireless networks in public buildings. How are these buildings discriminatory? Simple. These people are allergic to Wi-Fi.

1 year ago – pepper picture (first harvest from the garden), navicat, website revamp thoughts, sweet sue’s secret ingredient, 9 million bicycles

2 years ago – newtcam server down, social kicks up, movies, quizzes, juice newton

3 years ago – power outage, scruffies, grow an armchair, Audry Landers/ woodchuck/ Gene Rayburn, don’t step in the cake, swat monkey, em’s ink, best quote ever, soap for meth, Man Arrested for Wearing Grinch Mask, letter from mp, bro call, peacekeeping purse

4 years ago – animated newt pic, open courseware, a lovely phone call, athenos reply, name meme

5 years ago – Cross-sections, candy bars and otherwise, panoramas, hut-building, surreal candy, there b3 features, wvum, world as blog

6 years ago – Memorial Day, documentation, Jakushitsu, Animal crackers, flash & the elongated man, sleeping late with a cat, what’s better. (First appearance for the Newton-yawn icon)

7 years ago – nice dreams, four legs good, two legs bad, saw Shrek, first mobile entry from the laptop

8 years ago – I’d not yet committed to daily entriesGeotargetVisitor Map

9279 – Thursday – It was all a dream.

Dreamt last night that we were touring a pair of Monasteries – Tibetan style, Buddhist things. Apparently, I wasn’t too interested in the firs tone, and had to rush to the second before the bell rang – doors would lock and wild dogs tore apart anyone not inside one of the two feuding temples when the bells summoned them.

The ground between the two buildings slid and shifted… I (much more nimbly than I might’ve in waking life) leaped from stepping stone to stepping stone, avoiding too-clear water that was running thickly, like syrup. Once on the second place’s stairs, the dogs curled up and went to sleep.

The building itself was very nifty – all sorts of oddities inside, not unlike a Ripley’s. One was closed off with a curtain – a skeletal mammoth with an elephant-sized, but human shaped skull – save for a single tusk/horn curling upwards from the tip of the chin area of the mandible. I went to take a picture of it, but a guard (I don’t recall his garb – if he was a mall security type or a warrior-sort.. I just knew he worked there, wasn’t just some guy) told me that it was forbidden. He then smiled at me, took a picture with his cell phone and was promptly gored by the skeleton. The tusk tore a rip in him from crotch to throat and where he opened up, rose petals fell until the body was just an empty skin.

A different member of the monestary showed up and apologized to me – I couldn’t attend service, because the priest was shorter than me. However another fellow, taller than me would be available to walk me through services on Tuesday, at 8:30. I asked if he meant morning or night, and he laughed… “Don’t you work? – it’s at night.. it’ll be 8:30 pm to 10pm, then there’ll be snacks, bell ringing and wheel turning. Does your wife dance?”

I said that she did, though we really have never been.

I’ve never been to a Tibetan monastery… now, I suspect that I’ll be a bit disappointed.

After telling her about it, BHK says that I’ll never get hot dogs grilled with onions and green peppers for dinner again. I hope that’s not the case.

ok these are awesome: http://www.instantrimshot.com/ and http://www.sadtrombone.com/

Gorilla mask-wearing robber demands money, pants.

Police believe they have arrested the man who, wearing a gorilla mask, robbed a 62-year-old woman at gunpoint Monday night and later ordered another man to hand over his pants.

The woman was getting into her car at the 3035 Hamilton Church Road Wal-Mart at 10:15 p.m. when the masked gunman appeared. He pulled the car door open and tried to wrestle away her purse, police said. She fought back and kicked her assailant.

He, along with an accomplice, then got into a maroon Pontiac SUV and fled.

Less than an hour later, two 27-year-old men were walking back to their apartment from a Bell Road convenience store when a Pontiac SUV pulled up beside them. A gunman wearing a gorilla mask got out and demanded not only money, but the black cargo pants worn by one of the men.

The pair gave them money and the pants, and the gunman got back into the Pontiac and fled, police said.

At midnight, Officer Shaun Hardin spotted a maroon Pontiac Aztec and stopped it on Haywood Lane near Faulker Drive. The driver, Adrian Cornelius Alexander, 23, of Highland Ridge Drive in LaVergne, did not have a valid license and was taken into custody, police said. In the vehicle, police found a gorilla mask, bandanas, two bullets, several pairs of latex gloves and the black cargo pants belonging to one of the Bell Road robbery victims.

The victims identified Alexander as the robber, police said. He, along with his passenger Antwan Haynes, 18, of LaVergne, have been charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, police said.

Charges for the Wal-Mart attack are expected to be placed in the next two days, police said.

I just noticed that it’s the anniversary of my father’s death. It was ages ago… I miss him, now that I think about it, but I haven’t really had him in my thoughts much in recent times. I wonder why… I wouldn’t have realized if I hadn’t seen the archives, at least not until I saw 5/15 on my calendar at work, I guess.

1 year ago – Father’s Death Anniversary, Mom hears from Bro re: his sentencing, my challenges, happy to be “up north” and out of FL, people who have moved, more shaved ice (with pix)

2 years ago – bird flu / monkey pox, walkabout, podcasts, newtcam pics, jack lemmon, hoot, saucermen, exploding pants, bus ride poll, hail,

3 years ago – MP gift, pabst t, won rum, don lapre’s vitamin, personality defect, walkabout pics, monkey at large/safety in numbers, vampire sugar fuel cell, florida medicine is stupid, I smell good

4 years ago – first palm doodle on new palm, wireless sync, pics from houstons (hypno-orb), Library of Alexandria Discovered, Bones Found In Bag At Florida Cemetery

5 years ago – palm doodles, dreams / reflections on the old crew, chicken hawk cards,mailbox mystery, lunar eclipse, first use of publix grocery deliveries,Teen Girl Squad #3

6 years ago – saw waking life, dream thoughts, prep for star wars expedition

7 years ago – evil news, tumor thoughts, astley gives me defective hardware, humors,hunger-poll, Tsarist Russia photos in color, Paid users get fasterservers, Florida JokeGeotarget

9258 – Tuesday

Back is feeling much better today. Not great, but only a low-level ache and tightness at the moment. The pills best used before bed as they make me sleepy and thus not suitable for work or any sharp thought-based activity during the day.

Still haven’t heard from brother since he was released from jail. I imagine that no news is good news…. I think I’ll call him tonight, though.

Yesterday afternoon while I was taking care of some issues, BHK ran to the nursery and picked up some veggies for us – Flowers : Ranunculus (look mostly like the Heart of Gold ), Some Red Cat Tails, a dozen ears of corn, and a big bag of zucchini. Local food for supper the next few days!

Also after work, BHK and I went to see The Forbidden Kingdom. I’d say that we both liked it – the settings and fight choreography were lovely, but I would really have loved to see what they’d have done in the 80’s, when they were both at physical prime. It was also a bit too… American, I guess. The bookends of “bullies chase kid with no ‘fu”, to “kid, now trained, defeats bullies” weakened the picture a bit. Overall, I was more than pleased, but it wasn’t as fantastic as I’d have hoped. Not in the same league as othe rcurrent wire fu flicks, but seeing Li and Chan together was pretty nifty… Plus, The Monkey King!

After the movie’s popcorn, we were ready for some serious supper time, and headed to Red Robin… we were seated between an old man who had a fragrance of tomato soup in a baby diaper and an adorable down’s syndrome baby.

That was ok, save for the distracting scent… but after waiting for about 10 minutes without seeing a server, I took it as a sign of possible things to come, and we left.

We made a beeline for Cheeburger2 and were seated immediately… placed our order, and chitty-chatted. The Trivial Pursuit cards at the table were ones we’d already done before, but that’s the risk we take by going there so often. Our server was seemingly inexperienced at her job… a little while after we placed our order, she came back to tell us that they were all out of veggie burgers. Apparently, neither BHK or I were slotted for the meal we were looking for tonight. We got ready to go, and the girl pleaded with us to stay – free milkshakes were offered. (Reasonable, since they were already made, waiting for our non-present main course to come to us.) We said that it was ok, but she begged us to stick around while she got her boss to make things right. Bogdan was there, acting as manager… we really can’t say no to him. He’s been our burger buddy since I first moved here, and BHK has known him longer than that. He gave us some other options, which worked out fine. I got a grilled portobello sammich and BHK did a cow-burger, both had the same toppings and treatment we wanted on the veggie-burgers.

The shakes were tasty, though not as thick, since they had time to melt while we waited… I got a chocolate mint (not as good as chocolate cherry), and BHK had a standard ol’ fashioned chocolate malt.

We made it home at about 9ish, BHK checked her email while I played a little TF2 (polishing my Heavy and Demoman skills) and Counterstrike.

Naughty Newt wouldn’t let BHK’s water alone… first he stuck his face close to it, and sneezed into the surface…. insuring that BHK wouldn’t be drinking any. With that, he lapped the contents until he wasn’t comfortable sticking his face inside the cup… so he put a paw in and pulled it over to drink from the puddle. BHK didn’t know that he’s fond of that little procedure. I guess she knows now. We went to bed shortly thereafter… reading turned swiftly to sleep.

Explicit name, originally uploaded by louistib.

Best thing about Gordon Ramsay is his insult factor. calling someone a doughnut, a pelican and a donkey.

I’m surely going to call someone a “silly pelican” sometime soon.

This morning, I remember a dream of disease outbreak – lots of panic – BHK and I were separated, don’t know where the cats went.

I was put on a bus to Schenectady (why Schenectady?), with one small carry-on bag. I was forbidden to bring any money, books, cell phone / electronics or shoes, with the understanding that I’d be subject to robbery and worse if I did so. I don’t remember what I did pack.. clothes and toiletries of some sort. I specifically recall bringing a roll of toilet paper and some pens and pencils. There was considerable fear and panic on the bus, but it wasn’t overcrowded. I had my own seat, and behind me was the skinny guy from The Big Bang Theory.

The skinny guy and I talked for a bit… more like he spoke and I tossed in a comment here and there in support of what he was saying. I don’t recall the exact nature of the conversation but there were certainly aspects of survival involved – something about safe water and how to make a solar oven was part of it. I was thirsty, and did not pack any water – there was a screeching or whooshing of air in my ears as we drove to our destination. Actor guy moved from the chair behind to sit next to me as there were two other fellows on his bench, pushing and shoving each other aggressively.

After our talk, skinny guy showed me that he was wearing an earring shaped like two horseshoes that were open, but closed enough that the second didn’t fall from the first. the beads were black. He took it out and stuck it in my ear, piercing it when he did… and put in another one back in his own ear… the only difference was that his now had gray beads instead. He said that it was protection for the area ahead, and also gave me a compass and a powerful magnet (that didn’t affect the compass, somehow) as a way to thank me because I wasn’t annoying. The men behind us had been listening wanted thier own, but he refused. “Sorry – you were annoying me. Anyway, I don’t have any more.” and then was killed – I couldn’t help him because I was back on the bus again, and he was in the parking lot, left far behind, shrieking as the two men tore him to pieces. I guess one of the men got the earring he had.

We stopped in Montana (must’ve been the long way, since we were going to NY from MD), where men in gas masks and carrying clipboards came on and took us outside one by one. We were lined up, and then everyone n the bus was killed except for me – deemed contagious, I suppose.

I was given food and water, and then told to walk from there. A broad expanse of grassy hills and green trees were ahead of me, with no path to be seen… but I walked, a deep sense of sadness hitting me with every step. I noted that the land was stunning, but empty without BHK and the boys with me… I began to wonder if I’d ever see them again- if somehow I’d been tricked and that this was a way of putting me in isolation.

I pulled a walking stick from a nearby branch and hit each tree, hoping to knock unseen fruit and to let nearby wildlife know I was coming… for whatever reason, I thought there were mountain lions in the woods.

Then I woke up to the alarm clock playing BHK’s IPOD, and I was snuggled in with her, the boys on the bed as well. So that’s a happy ending, anyhow.

1 year ago – garden work / computer work, one word meme, shorpy

2 year ago – rough day, socialist apes

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

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

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

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

7 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