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10,828 – Tuesday

Nice day today – pleasant events included some material gain – entered bottle code and got a kindle 3 for my trouble — Looking to filling the it with lots of free goodies when it arrives. (How to do almost everything with a kindle 3 )

If you mail me a goodie – anything like a .txt .doc or .pdf – it’ll pop up on my kindle. This is the address: scottobear@free.kindle.com

I also  got an unexpected holiday windfall in the bank, too.

Quick breakdown of holiday loot in no particular order –

  • A lovely fair isle knit cap from BHK – green and gray, covered with little knit robot designs – pictures to follow.
  • A nice wallet from the in-laws, including a gift cert for my friendly neighborhood comic store (third eye in annapolis), plus they picked up all the comics in my folder.
  • Plants vs Zombies from Cathy & Dave!
  • A boatload of candy in my stocking from santa
  • chocolate covered pretzels from the zombies
  • chocolate covered cherries from the kitties
  • shake-cup for drinks from Cathy & Dave
  • hand knit fair isle cup cozy from amy rose
  • A nice check from the grandparents in-law
  • a nice check from the in-laws
  • a nice check from the momster and wilton
  • a spiffy calendar from Sean & J
  • gift cert to gamestop from Adam
  • … more to follow in the mail from Kev and Danny coming soon!

What the.

At least 45 people, most of them voodoo priests, have been lynched in Haiti since the beginning of the cholera epidemic by angry mobs blaming them for the spread of the disease, officials said.

“People who practice voodoo have nothing to do with the cholera epidemic,” said Max Beauvoir, the head of a voodoo organization in the Caribbean country.

Some of the victims were killed with machetes, others were burned alive by mobs that added tires and gasoline to stoke the fires. The cholera outbreak started in October.

The victims have been targeted because of “misinformation” that had been circulating in the community that voodoo practitioners were spreading cholera by using witchcraft, according to communications Minister Marie-Laurence Lassegue.

1 year ago -not so beautiful toy
2 years ago -santa & elves fishing
3 years ago – mom & wilton depart
4 years ago – pye and newt pic
5 years ago – full house opening pants^3, clothes, boosh
6 years ago – Sammy CoH giftie, Mel Blowout, Jughead, 3s meme, pierced third nipple. on leg., Monkey with a ray gun, 7500 year old body, hoursruling re-reversed.
7 years ago – tobasco eye / Christmas party / sky view/ linkies / Syndication options
8 years ago – fakey-fake clones, detention, squatch-food, mechagodzilla
9 years ago – milk duds, Kiss me red, methadonies, bb king
10 years ago – family of man, aok2, visiting w/ danny, new scientist

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Now playing: Tally Hall – Banana Man

#10820 – Monday the 20th.

Dr. D passed away last week. You’ll be fondly remembered. Thanks for introducing me to Umberto Eco, and not talking to me like a kid.

Tonight when I get home, we should be at the final clip for hanging up ornaments. The in-laws went to visit BHK’s grandparents pre-Christmas last weekend, so we deemed it better for them to rest up.

Tonight’s a lunar eclipse – I won’t be staying up to see it, but should be a nifty show!

Let’s summarize the weekend a bit.

To play catch up with pictures posted earlier – Went with Amy & Wanda  to Tuba Christmas @ Our Lady Star of the Sea church in St. Mary’s  and then had supper at Laughing Buddha – a lot of fun, and more interactive than I’d have thought.  Sunday was otherwise pretty exhausting for both BHK and me.

Saturday – we spotted a snowman by post office, and put some sideways disco balls out on the ground around our house to emulate snowfall. About all we did was listen to holiday music, and then I played a lot of Sam & Max

Friday – Rested at the house… didn’t do much of anything, really.

Finally, The Good Guys was canceled. Boo. I loved that show.

1 year ago – many pics – pano of the snow, me in a mad bomber hat, snow snow snow!
2 years ago – allergy shots, hung ornaments on tree
3 years ago – Tannenbaum cam up, coming movies, found doug wu on friendster, tentacled decor
4 years ago – acim / td interaction, newt and pye begin to blend
5 years ago – new chinese, florida snowman, day 44 of compusa drama, shadowrun, weird food, uncle joe’s monkey-man army
6 years ago – I lift mel w/one hand, video hits, anagram santas workshop, john dee’s crystal ball stolen, christmas meme, baby theft
7 years ago – considering an upgrade, Nigerian magic is weak vs bullets
8 years ago – Ft. Laud facts, Antarctic Life, Muslim Roundup, Bro at his worst finds a stray cat, make a supervillian desktop
9 years ago – Bodyboarding on lava, McMummies, xp patch
10 years ago – Restless, Special Olympics cheaters, wondering about where my parts were pre-me, palm reading

11 years ago ave maria, newt’s 5 trip to the vet – broke 4lbs

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Now playing: Gas – Discovery

weekend recap. post #10,809

Let’s see… What has been up to since Cheeto (Justin) brought our Christmas tree over?

I got my invite to the private beta for Little big planet 2!

Poor Pyewacket hasn’t been feeling very well lately – he was logy and seems to be working on a great big hairball. BHK is getting some meds for him today – hopefully he’ll be feeling better soon.

I was saddened to hear that Dr. D is now in assisted care – my best thoughts are going to his family.

Saturday was BHK’s crafts / holiday party – just enough people arrived to fill every seat in the house. At the most critical of mass, I went into retreat – hit the man-cave and worked on the computer in there for a bit.  Amongst the guests were Amy R., Holly, In-laws, Mandy, Tara and Van (in alphabetical order, no less!) – There was more food than we could eat for a week, and the guests brought food too, despite our best entreaties. I fiddled with Goldeneye: Source and HIS (Heroes in the Sky) – I much preferred the former to the latter.

Amy R. is the newest fan of Swarm of the Snakehead. Totally unrelated – Human Centipede is now availabe for netflix streaming. (I do not think I’ll bother with it, though, unless it’s to distress BHK)

Quite a few passes by “Santa” and his pickup truck… has a lit up Reindeer and Santa dangling from the vehicle… and has been doing orbits around our town more than once or twice.

Van stayed for a bit after closeup – he had never played Catan before, but that didn’t stop him from winning against us handily.

Sunday, we rested up most of the morning, but the in-laws hijacked us to go to Men’s day at Maerten’s Jewelry… I snuck over to Play’n’trade to see what was up – 3 used games for 2 wasn’t a bad deal, but I’m still pretty well stocked for toys on both the wii and the ps3. I did look for family game night, seeing as James had mentioned it, and BHK loves to do boardgames – Catan on the ps3, or anything on Yucata.de is her vibe.

Looking at the archives… looks like Pye and the tree are quite the habit this time of year.

1 year ago – Pye admiring our Christmas tree

2 years ago – tree arrives in our living room, “love, actually”, Chinese food.

3 years ago -got crabs for Xmas CD, add LJ friends page to RSS reader, bears in ill-fitting hats, metro fare increases, glow-kitties fight disease, 2007 q&A meme

4 years ago – Peter Boyle RIP, Grey Gardens, Holiday hubbub, new comic store, Tina’s wedding present to us

5 years ago – Sam and Max, Atari 2600, favorite things

6 years ago – I discover that Romanian pop tune (OZONE – Dragoste din tei) before the weirdo kid cam sings it around the world, Oceans 11, pollo tropical makes me sick

7 years agothe secret message, Bro & Danny visit, lizards in the tummy, truck surfing, riddle, some reference

8 years ago – nightmare, balloon hats, fudge and dinosaurs, Danny and I win a Tomato Recipe contest!

9 years ago – nice dreams, flesh eating robots, wacky day, SOP

10 years ago – coffee, hello kitty murders, village blacksmith, books to read, I get a Sigmund and the sea monsters tape!Geotarget
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Now playing: Jon Black – Ghost of Elvis

phone post monday.

a week from now, my long weekend in virginia will have come to an end… likely driving back home so I can get to work on time for tuesday. thanks, columbus… or erikson, or whoever first got here to settle in. trans-siberian asians or whatever proto-natives first roamed the banks to see boats coming to greet them.

today went pretty well, dear journal. regular length workday, a little flippin` pizza special and a lot of processes put in place.

mafia ii was fun, but I`m still really caught up in red dead redemption. zombie western coming this month has me quite enthused to continue, too.

brisk day today – rainy and in the 40s-50s.

some kids playing the fool on the other side of the train… not moldy scented today, but the conversations seem louder.

at chinatown now.. major switch from kids to hipsters.

not nearly so crowded today… but l`enfant station is still yet to come.

sleepy…perhaps a travel nap will keep me wakeful for dinner.

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10,149 – Wednesday

Happy St. Patty’s, Dear Journal!

Spring is becoming more and more evident every day.

I forgot to mention a few things yesterday, given the photo/video nature of my limited entry. Father in-law toddled off to New York this week, so BHK and I are playing cruise directors to the mother in law. BHK stopped at Ch’NaCa for a pair of #6 needles, and I  finally used store credit and a gift card to pick up God Of War III and Wii Sports Resort.

Chris took us out to supper at 3 brothers pizza a salad and Sicilian style- half meatball for BHK the more omnivorous, and half mixed veggies for Chris and myself. We planned on doing a little minigolf, but it closed before we could get around to playing. Instead, the gang promptly headed home, and Chris enjoyed beating me at the sword “chop duel” game. BHK excels at Basketball / Archery , and my games of preference are the air combat and wake boarding. Golf is pretty keen, too.

BHK and I got a little wanderlust this morning, and went to take a peek at Aardvark… I was pleasantly surprised to see they were still open, though they’re moving at the end of the month, and stopping all video rentals – just comics & games now. Upside, we got a fistful of movies for $7 (~a buck each) –

Not too bad – I’ve only ever seen the first and last of those films.

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A, we went to Play’n’trade and I swapped some old controllers, software and $20ish for Infamous, Drake’s Fortune, and Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 (Games are buy two, get one free – basically I bought one, and got one on credit, and got one free.) Not sure if I’d go to PNT unless I had loot to swap out, but they do price match game stop, and take best buy / game stop gift cards! I’m pretty good for a *LOOOONG* time for PS3 console games.

I was pleasantly surprised to see Shaun and his sister there – I don’t thing we’d seen him since the polar bear swim… and we still have some of his stuff at the house. We made plans to play a little Ticket to Ride or Small World with them both sometime soon.

BHK got a little nibble to eat at the local fried chicken joint / Japanese grill – not as good as My Grill was up in Deale, but it was quite yummy and good-sized portions.

Came home, and picked up Chris – watched Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil while having a nibble of Chinese food.  BHK had never seen the whole thing .. it makes me want to go back to Savannah (our Georgia journey pics are a bit out of whack, it seems there are a couple of FL pix in there, but most are properly tagged)

1 year ago – St. Patty ATW man pic, Adam & In-laws, out of whack, q&A
2 years ago – St. Pat’s, dinner with family, ww info, goat robot – needs lasers
3 years ago – St. Pat’s, the ikea nightmare begins, newtcam returns to 24/7
4 years ago – st pats, snake son a plane, 4 things poll, lighter elements
5 years ago – Irish stuff, work, dog, hippie, writing
6 years ago – St Pats, Ordered CoH, email fixed, bro rant, work issues
7 years ago – St Pats, Purim, post #5490
8 years ago – many now-dead links, last sentence quiz, doctor, newt fetch
9 years ago – St PatsGeotarget
10 years ago – Papal Apology

10,145 – sunday

the back is better today, but still a bit out – went to bed for a quick nap, and ended up snoozing from 4-8pm today.

finished watching it crowd 🙁

Falafel salad! yum!

Today should be Pye day, in honor of Pyewacket as well as the Irrational number and circular dessert! Pye couldn’t care less, as long as he has a warm lap.

Picture compliments of B3ta – It sums up Pyewacket (when not a lump) pretty well.

1 year ago – pi day, pancakes, mr meaty, sex in the city movie, bangkok dangerous
2 years ago – Dinner with Cathy & Dave, “the good life” pic, gardening, ad-free basic accounts go bye-bye, icehouse design, eats
3 years ago – kitty feeding, the host, no cable modem yet.
4 years ago – sleepy, newt playing and chitty chatting, palm doodle, wifi hotsync, safety ape, sex offenders, mulligrubs 
5 years ago – hello tomorrow, Robots movie, found art pictures, alligator sounds/swamp witch, silly putty, pi day, IR webcam hack, free fonts, tallyhall, ashes scattered, polar bears, open records, memory meme
6 years ago – subpages broken, Shazam!, Dead Like Me, CS sucks as a tech, vamp game
7 years ago – walkabout pics, lovieness, got unreal server hopping
8 years ago – mush, Roman tub, dreams of owning a pet grooming store, insurance woes, and palm doodles
9 years ago – Happy b’day kundalinidreams (no longer ljing), Dkmfkmkglklkgbkvbkbv,looking for a job as demagogue…(I’ll still take it, if anyone’s wanting), happy unbirthday to me, uck!, edit this page (now dead),sop, a timeline of Scotto history,veggie lo mein, muppet trivia, and Rolf singing you and I and GeorgeGeotarget

10132 – Friday

I was a little saddened to hear that there.com is closing on 3/9/2010. I had a lot of fun during my time at the site, and still have a nice friendship with some folks from there as a result. I wonder what ever happened to the rest of the gang, like Whims and Chias?

I’m pretty happy to see the theme live on in second life (I’m there *very* infrequently as scottobear bergson), and even more so in Playstation home (a bit more frequently on PSN as scottobear) .


Went to Walmart for some supplies, and I ended up grabbing Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood for $19… That’s it for ps3 titles, until I play one of ’em to the end.

My current catalog for the PS3 is –

  • Lego Indiana Jones: Original Adventures – we love all games lego – the only one that hasn’t totally enchanted us yet is lego batman for the wii, but that may change, too.
  • Little Big Planet: Game of the year version – my current fave. easy on the eyes, tricky levels, and an online community that’s fantastic.
  • Uncharted 2 – my first game, and I really like it a lot – haven’t played it too much, but it’s a hoot thus far
  • Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood – hard, but with infinite lives, I suspect I’ll make it through eventually. good to have a western.
  • The Darkness – pretty evil, but a solid game. I’ve been fortunate in my selection thus far.

Aside from that, thing found today that disturbed me somehow – um, no. ms. easter bunny!
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1 year ago – repairing internet connection on the EEE, hysteria, overtired, allergy
2 years ago – awesome taco salad, Doc Savage 75, Clinton still in it, more things I’ve done (5), airborne faked clinical trials
3 years ago – interviewed at calvert, flew kites
4 years ago – animated newtcam archive, bhk chat, bat-folk, Friday 5, tmbg
5 years ago – scottobear.com renew, trip to deerfield, free fonts, chat crash w/bhk,gp puts me on to spidey bible, what? WhaT?, H2GT2G, Chimp attack, giantsteps
6 years ago – blogspam treatment, work, serial adder, 7-eared kitty, clown sweater, Ephemera, visited bro
7 years ago – book meme, palm doodles, picture issues
8 years ago – mopey, bro helping out, Dick Hymen – Master of Jazz Piano, super tugboat, Newton’s name, pet name poll, magic ingredients
9 years agoPerseus tools, loved ones sick, flying monkeys, The 30 Least-Quoted Lines from Shakespeare, nosepilot, 5k compGeotarget

10,111 – Monday

Happy President’s Day! Happy Belated Year of the Tiger (GO NEWT!)  Happy Belated Valentines Day!

Recapping yesterday:

valentines breakfast at bob evans w/ nailles – it was tasty, but I think my order was the only one that wasn’t goofed in some way.

Sean came over for a moment – brought us popcorn and a movie to watch!

The picture I took of my footprint in the snow looks weirdly inverted when viewed small.

BHK officially got her Vallies Day Gifts – a couple of handmade cards, a hat made of llama yarn (black, with knitted pictures of bunnies and weather on it. ), a llama pin made from fimo, and Style Savvy for the DS. If you want to visit her pretend-play fashion store, it’s in Velvet City at the Chiffon Mall, Floor 16 – Green La .  Buy lots of goodies , dear journal!

Speaking of goodies, I now have Little Big Planet (game of the year edition) for my ps3. Looking to game with me, dear journal? look me up as scottobear in the ps3 community.

I got new pair of Jeans for Valentines day from the in-laws – nicely timed, as one of my old pair of chinos tore about an hour before. Larry and Chris had Ice cream and cake for Chris’s B’day, and we lounged about and watched some of the olympics.

So far today, all I’ve done is look for work, update my journal, and notice that my beard is just about all grown out, thanks to the recent snow.

1 year ago – ides of feb, pic, walkies, insurance thinks I have fibromyalgia, tv
2 years ago – minty kisses, DuClaw, Toe the line / Piss and Vinegar, Video card driver issue, Q&A meme
3 years ago – Otter Pics!, Marine museum, warm geese in hoodies
4 years ago – compusa poop, holy moley, transistors, cargo cults, lj feature, bus station picture, cadbury bbq egg, on the lam(b), sex pred stigma
5 years ago – edbook pic arrives, cheap chocolate, land of the lost, Rik’s comic gets to previews, netflix queue, top 100 free e-texts, cow-pattern tents, public records db finds fugitive
6 years ago – Sun-sentinel cam changes direction, crittercam, condo shopping, I feel great
7 years ago – MP toys, work shopping, black bean hummus, key deer
8 years ago – Newtcam active in old apartment, how cell phones work/tracking, fibbed to, SOP
9 years ago – Monster!, SA goes in fro her job interview, got a love note, simpsons lame, cartoons, silly haiku, bro and IGeotarget