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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

9981 – Tuesday.

Mostly just working today – looking for a paying gig, reformatting Chris’s computer, a last ditch effort to reconstruct it. BHK is working on her projects upstairs, too. I have the added benefit of listening to the Craig Ferguson Audiobook – his voice is strangely calm, and I get a vibe of Shrek doing the reading, rather than that puppet guy on the tube.

Tonight, we’re doing quiche and asaragus – perfect for tonight’s meal.

Got our first check form our renters in florida deposited… I guess it’s official, now –we have renters. Just in time, too. It was getting pretty tight there for a moment.

I still can’t get over how it’s dark by 5:30 at night here…. Florida isn’t that far, latitude wise, is it? I suppose it is, given the change in weather, as well as the sunlight.

1 year ago – more about PT, TV, and some yummy cabbage soup!

2 years ago – voice post – waiting / digging MD, 10 things I really like,

3 years ago – Put in my notice at ACIM, many pictures, helped out at swensons, bruce moose / love cube, laser newt, beach us

  • Pictures taken – PF Changs, Curious George, Weapons of Mass Destruction

4 years ago – saw Phoenix, mortgage, broward traffic lights post wilma, smarts quiz, newt fan mail

5 years ago – power out, Danny & the lions, wonder twins, network tools, adp off call, then repeals it, Florida mean to homeless

6 years ago – Comics, Local Events, silly joke. cancer bullet, Sea Monkeys, travels, programming thoughts, virtual schools, werewolf cult, phys therapy, vamp game, how lj works

7 years ago – steal this book, McDonalds Theory of War and Peace, "Big Books"

8 years ago – tortboy, tropicon, ken kesey passes away

9 years agofae friend gone Geotarget

Forty years ago today, the first Sesame Street episode aired!

9904 – Sunday.

We are officially heading to Florida via the Love cube on Tuesday, which means we’ll be arriving sometime on Wednesday afternoon.

If anyone reading this message in a journal-bottle sees this, is between DC/Maryland and Key West, and wants to meet with BHK and I sometime over the next two weeks, please let us know! Newton and Pye won’t be comind with us, the in-laws will be babysitting them closely while we’re gone.

I’ve been out of sync in posting to my journal lately and writing in general. It figures, since I have a new writing group going via email. I am hoping that my tardiness doesn’t slow down the project, especially since I’ll be out of good communications for the next couple of weeks.

While I’m in Florida I’ll be getting my Driver’s License, so I may even be able to do some of the driving on the way back. It turns out that it’s easier to take the test in Florida than to wait 3 years and do the rookie driving program in Maryland… especially since Florida doesn’tr want to send my expired license records to points North.

Additionally, we’ll be reiviewing the condo for repairs and upgrades, before we get another tenant there, doing a little low-grade vacationingon the cheap, too.

Back is a bit more sore than yesterday, but I have been good about walking over an hour a day, every day. I can feel that some exess weight has come off already, and that’s a good thing.

1 year ago – ekg, serum, trike pics, BIG book sale, selby, no amy, “no power night”, google marco polo, nice weather

2 years ago – figuring out my volume and time spent on lj, shopped for presents, DuClaw, Deal Bluegrass show planned

3 years ago – goodies, 008 is landon, kill windows nag, mr t – be somebody, rfjason – wtf prank, kitty combo

4 years ago – Red Thread, Postcard, walking weather, work, 2nd life, battersea

5 years ago – visit meme, case against voodoo, freeflow thought, Mexico Wal-mart Protest

6 years ago – Newt-vet, shoutcast, tiny cities, Why I dislike leiberman, Frankie mooches again, Turkish Hairballs

7 years ago – Lots of robots, World Affairs, palm art

8 years ago – Shocked awake, Nostia, folks scamming relief, weather, programming, lovely chat

9 years ago – Pompano Weather, Warghetz, Suzy News, Censorship, Loved Geotarget

9679 – Monday

Back to work – saw Franklin – he was very populare with a group of Asian tourists at the hotel. I got a moment to give him a little head-rub and visit before work, though.

Pleasant news of the day found my cousin Inger on facebook… amazing – last time I saw her, she was something like 7 years old – now she’s a college sophomore! I’m looking forward to reconnecting, and hearing what that neck of the family has been up to in the midwest.

Additionally, we bought $4 worth of scratchers after work – we won $7… $3 profit! We promptly squandered our earnings on diet soda and corn chips.. with a few pennies to spare!

Some issues happening at the Condo in Florida – we may lost our renters over it – I hope not, but we’ll see what goes down.

No news about Bro – he should be out of the pokey in about a month, Shannon and the Baby lately – I hope bro is ok – If the renters move out, I’m happy to give him the furniture at the condo to get started off again (a bed, dresser, futon, dining room table, some chairs, box o’ drawers w/ dishes & utensils, tv and tv stand.

BHK made taster veggie-brats & kraut for supper – I’m full as a tick.

Hitting the sack early – no tv tonight, maybe just a little book time before bed.

1 year ago – picnic in dunkirk park, sneades, beehive flag, USN band, Thursday’s good, Hacienda (BHK wins again!!), gaming

2 years ago – Friday the 13th, picture of me as hector hammond, talkers, palm doodle under the sea, eclairs, shocking cats

3 years ago – get together?, odds & ends mp3, reality settings, on call stuff, dr who remixes (& scooby doo), transit links

4 years ago – headhunter, dr who, hovering sombrero, little cowpoke didn’t take, Dworkin, Belle & Jen interested in remixed cds, ADP adds junk, KJ and Oona arrive.

5 years ago – easter afters, THC high enough to be considered hard drugs, rainy photo, leaping gnome scotto

6 years ago – bro issues, jkg, landlord

7 years ago – bigfoot research, local cams, lazy, SANTO!, Yellow pestilence, superhero movies, Bill & Ted

8 years ago – food & feelings, good friday, virtual omGeotarget

Monday 9401

Not much to say… just that there was a lot of scrambling be everyone at work today, and now that I’m home, there’s dinner from Selby’s waiting for me with the in-laws. Have some linkies, dear journal, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

Here’s the latest reason I’m glad to be in Southern Maryland, rather than South Florida.

Every now and then, you may find yourself wondering: how many atoms of Jesus do you eat everyday?

In the Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation, the eucharist actually becomes the blood and body of Jesus Christ. […] Transubstantiation means that eventually the earth’s entire biomass will be made out of Jesus.

Eventually = 4.91 billion years.

Note to self – Ghostbusters. see also

1 year ago – ATW man news item, gaming with bhk

2 years ago – bk’s bday, pink vs elo, telephone line, good stuff on the horizon, tony jay RIP, hushmail, Danny out, Britta, window box, peanuts meets peckinpah, reset xp admin password

3 years ago – spidey villains, jc vampire hunter, smog monster, 10 happy things, aurgasm, firefly, Robert Goulet

4 years ago – A little training trouble, lovely gifties, stormtrooper wedding.

5 years ago – Newtcam pic, me as a geisha, space pop, RIP Nick, ACIM interview, eats, tohru

6 years ago – Mac virus, got a play set, 25mm floorplans, Egyptian law, stickman down stairs, reparations

7 years ago – 51 things learned from playing champions (27 changed?), concinnity. Stuckey’s pecan log rolls, pac-man fevah

8 years ago – no thingGeotargetVisitor Map

9375 – Monday

This morning’s Harvest – BHK plucked this beastie before I headed to work.


picture of giant tomato from the garden!

If you enlarge the photo, or look carefully, you’ll see Tsuro, Marriage material, Canasta Caliente, Rook, Kahuna, Balloon Cup, Catan Dice, umm.. Carcassone H&G, and nibs and nabs of other part of the game shelf. Some printer cartriges and screen wipes.

Looks like I’m going on a trip to Port of Baltimore either Thursday or Friday next week! I’ll be in the field that day from 9:30ish to 2:30ish, give or take.

That’s a good thing… my port knowledge could use a little visual update – my last trip through Port Everglades was years ago.

Polished off the Tim Powers fault lines stuff I’d been meaning to read again… I may have to get back to Fluke and polish it off this week!

Big salad and a side sammich for dinner tonight… those quick pickles are lasting a long time!

I missed a veggie hot dog eating contest?!?! I bet I’d have cleaned up. (via Mr T in DC )

Forgot to mention that we pre-ordered Monty Python Fluxx, Marian Fluxx, and Pink Treehouse at Aardvark‘s. Just doing our part to keep the Looneys in business!

Gentle night tonight – I got home, we unwound and hit the sack fairly early. Until Later, dear journal!

1 year ago – abandoned italian village, doodle of me with a pyramid nose by bhk, minisodes, coloring book, girls at tennis, quiz, kitty pic

2 years ago – 8484, monet, 12 monkeys, talking with danny, walkabout pictures, crypto trivia (useful for playing hangman!), netflix goodies, I get my yoga pack from BHK, hungarian wellness mud, bus stop, sunrise

3 years ago – shots, Danny and wee free men, glowing breast implants, saturn’s radio emissions, little 12-toes, cool flying star wars ships, Teele suicides

4 years ago -thoughts on journaling, $20 recovered, retro science book covers

5 years ago – bro, woolly panda, mood scents, anti-piracy vid, alphabet meme, bubba ho-tep, visible embryo, deaths, reunified my homepage

6 years ago -Peter Gabriel bald, change the flavor of your sexual secretions, abunch of broken picture links, worh1000 coolness – Persian elephant

7 years ago -chores, Tron 2.0, tick quote

8 years ago – got invited to an everway group, palindromes, food, translations Geotarget

9339 – Sunday –

Spent the bulk of the day moving in our new couch, shelves and end tables – our house is looking more like a home and less like a dorm every day.

Mom contacted me re: my bro – it comes as no surprise (somewhat like agent “!”.) – got to add another link to the mugshot page.

(Agent ! – 

Known otherwise only as “Malcolm,” a homeless man who dressed in a garish outfit decorated with exclamation marks (possibly referencing his predecessor, the Quiz) drawn back to reveal his chest is actually a gilded cage containing a miniature jet with bird-like feet. Despite his odd appearance, he “comes as no surprise,” which allows him and anyone around him to be unnoticed or any attacks made by them to be seemingly out of nowhere. He mentions his desire to find the element of surprise, which may mean that his powers of “stealth” are not what he wants; Malcolm finds the element at last when dying during the final battle between the Brotherhood and the government.)

Once we got home, we settled in and watched the cats enjoying all the new surfaces to explore. Newt seems to like the couch and the low end tables, Pye likes the bookcases, and more “cubbyhole” sort of spots. There’ll be more rearranging before the dust has settled, though.

We watched the first half of Astronaut Farmer while eating celebratory Chinese food – food was good, the movie was less than engaging for me.

Worn out, we’re heading to bed early tonight.

Miami Beach cops have busted a rolling whorehouse that operated from a $250,000 bus and offered riders who paid a $40 cover charge lap dances and assorted sex acts.

via defective yeti, and I agree –

Why I love Wikipedia: “When invigorated by spinach, Popeye can lift or press about 36 tons. [citation needed]”

1 year ago – zucchini and peppers from the garden pic, first paycheck from new gig, nifty phones, earth without people, breaking plastic back down into oil and gas, 50s to 20s advice, quizzes, newt b/w pic, Newsom plans

2 years ago – writing, linda ronstadt, a/c clothes powered by usb, march of the swivelheads, statues, plans for 4th, where does the line start, flake out.

3 years ago – misc bits, deadwood, photos from kites, images from cat brains, 43things, one word, adp cheats on her hubby via company email, bro drama, bedtime newt pics, grammy drama

4 years ago – green flash, CoH, serial killlers, art books, piratey

5 years ago – electronic handgun, gun quiz, rambles, movies, newt pic

6 years ago – faith farm, new place, troll

7 years ago – genuflect, foot binding, broken bow, lj goodies, robot pondering, apartment

8 years ago – on meeting an icon

9278 – Wednesday – the letter o appears in this entry.

Everyone on the bus was wearing blue this morning. No reds, golds or oranges… blue, with black or white, in varying shades.

Except me. I had a pair of tan/brown pants, brown shoes, white shirt with a smattering of black, gray, and reddish brown stripes.

Half of me wondered if I got on the right vehicle; the other half wondered why I didn’t get the memo.

I don’t mind – I come home to a colorful crew with BHK at the helm.

It seems that Pye prefers Newtcam, and newt prefers to be on Pyecam. (Newt likes the little window ledge upstairs…Pye likes the bed upstairs. They both seem to duel over the office and living room windows.

DC is 5th in road rage. Ha… Miami is #1 ! Maybe that’s why I don’t so bent out of shape on the beltway. DC, see also re:FL. Me, I’m pleased as punch to be where I am.

Off to Arlington, VA (right near Ballston) for a NetForum Users Group meeting on Friday – pretty much all day long. I wonder if there’s anything BHK and I would like to do in that environment, after the meeting is over? I figure I’ll head home, unless we need to stop off at the Pentagon for something – which I doubt.

This weekend plans include (in varying degrees of probability, but all of them nifty):

Em’s ballet recital

Those that aren’t hit this weekend, will be hit in the future, to be sure.

The Comic Book Script Archive … interesting list of scripts from a ton of authors… From the Moore’s intro to the Killing Joke script: ‘I want you to feel as comfortable and unrestricted as possible during the several months of your bitterly brief mortal lifespan that you’ll spend working on this job, so just lay back and mellow out. Take your shoes and socks off. Fiddle around in between your toes. Nobody cares.’

How to find images on the internet, an extensive list of links and resources.

Semi-related – cool list of icons! I wonder how many I’ll see in use over the next couple of months?

FontStruct is an awesomely simple online font creation tool. Just draw on a grid with simple Photoshop-like tools, save, and download a TrueType version of the fonts you’ve just created. Hmm.. If only I had a graphics tablet, I could make a font of my handwriting, as messy as that might be.

1 year ago – I consume Tiger’s Blood shaved ice, am lauded for kind manner, see dried blood packaged for sale in the garden section, happy feet, jamesmichener’s Chesapeake, create a painting

2 years ago – mama’s day, alien saucer poll, godzilla, found communities

3 years ago – feeling better, writing, Danny in june, chocolate lucky charms, james randi, Rippy RIP – now Viggo, Thomas Szasz, Flickr goes Ajax, ex-boss nearly a million in tax debt, times tables, hairy feet, Belle & Sebastian mp3, v for vendetta bg, jesus vs greek gods

4 years ago – Stan/Satan, Wifi in office (has since moved), first new palm pics, coming moonlight movies, Stay Tuned, Rawwr, Downtown ft laud treasures.

5 years ago – Update Virus Defs, Rainmaker, Frankie Mooch Phone booth, there stuff and quests

6 years ago – Termite inspection, apt shopping – tenants rights, web page fiddling, fonts, Tman, Name a Terrier

7 years ago – ossify, evil news, tumor talk, veggie pollGeotarget