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looked for work / did chorse most of the day.
BHK went to “Stitch & bitch”

earned 3 PlayStation®Network trophies in “inFamous”.

Good Eats (Bronze) Good guys feed the needy.
 Good Riot (Bronze) Good guys stand up and take the heat.
 Stunt Man (Bronze) Complete any one stunt from the stunt list.

earned a PlayStation®Network trophy in “LittleBigPlanet™”.

Paint Splurge (Bronze) Fire 5,000 paintballs
a/c dies
90 degrees in the house
got a haircut
still no glow-yarn

10,146 – Monday – Ides of March

Woke up early today – got off to a solid start, got my allergy shots and picked up some necessities.

Tim, the neighbor I really don’t know at all was arrested by the Anne Arundel County police this morning. I’ll check the blotter later to see what is up – It didn’t look good, though.

Having a bit of trouble getting back into writing – I think I’ll just have to add it to my growing list of “do it daily” things.

Houdini the bunny next door keeps escaping (thus his new name, from Hershey) – Fortunately, we’re on a seldom-traveled road, and he keeps coming back home because of a nice steady food supply and his girlfriend, who can’t seem to work out escape.

I’m looking a little forward to Easter – I could do with some chocolate and good spirits. Bunny Pic via Happytoast, way back whenever.


1 year ago – ides, dave, actors from the shield, like castle pilot, stayed in
2 years ago – went to St. Michael’s, flea market, Tanuki’s, stikfas, wind-up toys, In Bruges, frou-frou mason pic, 1800 year old skull, eats
3 years ago – my chicken stalker pic, david and gil visit pics, shamrock shake
4 years ago – papa johns meat, almost a dinner party, mp3 zappa, 2nd life pics, irish quiz, grandparents quiz
5 years ago – free flow, dreams and fragments, night stalker, zombie test, batman new times, pete & pete, cadavers away!, wedgie, autodialer, magnet phrases, beheading, I used to believe…, adp off call, mootpoint praise
6 years ago – strip mall of sin pics, Doug made it to Seattle
7 years ago – French toast origin… not invented by “Mr. French”, bus piccies, name game, movies with Dan, pelican poem
8 years ago – grand conversation, love quiz, a good Friday five, odd news, miss Cleo born in LA, of American parents, crossword stuff
9 years ago – first hint of the scooby movie, good vs bad stuff about the day, gnomes on snailbackGeotarget

9832 – Monday

Whew – super hot out today – in the triple digits… and I’m designed for cooler weather. Inside the house, we have the a/c set for 69F and the thermometer is reporting about 10 degrees warmer in here. Still, not as bad as outside.

Larry’s work on the closet expansion is done – double the accessibility, and it looks nicer, too. All that remains is painting around the edge, and we’re finished. Next trick will be adding another walled off area at the foot of the bed for more storage space. BHK and I are enjoying sleep in our own bed again, and the kitties are very pleased to be allowed back in the bedroom.

We went to Selby’s for supper – saw the ATW man changed again – now he’s got his head stuck through a billboard showing him lazing on a beach at sunset, playing guitar to some bikini babes.  Additionally, Chris and Mandy spotted some local wildlife (turtles and spider) and a nice barn – I autopano’ed the bar, to add detail – a pretty spiffy stucture.

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Downloading half life mod – zombie master – look forward to playing it soon.

1 year ago – walkies, tv, flower and north beach pix, Q&A meme with Scotto

2 years ago – voice posts of em, em & kitty pic, chuck e cheese

3 years ago – nifty clock, internal words, writing slowdown, eyes, mediocre bad guys, tv, milk pocky

4 years ago – Magda’s Bday, allergy shots, dreamt of killing my sister, PM memory, brown bag, meteor shower, bad breath detection, google homepage

5 years ago – construction, fay wray RIP, dan’s school blocks lj,alcohol, SPcharacter, aerial photos, UK Prozac pee taints water supply, LC’s scrapbook, CoH tempting battle cries, flower meme

6 years ago – Puzzle Pirates (with a cutie mermaid), Arabia-cam with Mom and Daughter(I met oneeyed and sedef as a result of sweet’s poochie’s booty-ticks.), vamp-game, Kings of Africa, lovely chat

7 years ago – man killed for playing the banjo, Trek happening a dud, but we discover heroclix, (already thinking customs), rorschach poll

8 years ago – 3 things poll, deracinate, cormorant, broken newt pic, 25 things to keep in mind, ja da, rate your risk (links now broken)

9 years ago – spent out, color quiz, looking forward to going to breakfast, Rowlf sings, Beaker sings Geotarget

9669 – Friday

still home – travelers insurance / workman’s comp checked in on me to be sure issues were ok. I’ll be back to work on Monday. rainy day – bhk puffy still – she’s going to go back to the doc if things don’t change.

Catching up with Tivo, reading and netflix – Poultrygeist was as bad as we thought it might be! I’m happy that primeval is back for a third season! Run, Fat boy, run was not too bad, either. Or the drugs are making my resistance to stuff like that lower. 🙂

In lieu of content, more stitched photos.

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I like this one – me sniffing in the snow.

1 year ago – last restaurant standing, quiz-meme

2 years ago – Database gig shift, dinner at C&D, jellyfish art paperweight, missing BHK, springtime

3 years ago – vintage paperback covers, prophet vs prophecy, jojo, one word answers, $10, walkabout with flying parachutes, quizzes,

4 years ago – status, reality settings, fort lauderdale piccies & sounds, bad juju, looking at a replacement cam, philosophy of Just Utilitarianism, feeding tube, hips and collarbones, Kelly’s heroes, Buprenorphine, w can be a vowel, yahoo vs google

5 years ago – Hellboy, Le Gren, Marlin Maniac

6 years ago – Bro issues w/LL, sponsored links, Meredith out front

7 years ago – Walkies, baby sharks, programming, local hones go to 10-digit dialing, Reality settings, Wolf files, army men, schoolhouse rock

8 years ago – SOP, enature, symbols, psa for my bio page, C++ DST bugGeotargetVisitor Map

9596 – Tuesday

Snow! The neighborhood, Pye playing, and Pye & Newt watching from inside on cam. Pye just loves the snow, but it confuses poor Newt. Clicks embiggen.


A wave of low pressure will continue to bring snow and sleet to the area today. A brief lull in the precipitation is expected this afternoon… before a second  stronger low pressure wave will bring a wintry mix of precipitation tonight and Wednesday. Precipitation will be mainly in the form of snow and sleet this evening… but a change over to freezing rain and rain is expected overnight as warmer air is drawn into the system. Temperatures will remain in the lower 30s Wednesday  allowing for the rain to freeze on some surfaces.

Total snow and sleet accumulations through Tuesday night will be 2 to 4 inches and total ice accumulations for Tuesday night through Wednesday morning will be one to two tenths of an inch.

Didn’t get together with Todd today – the weather was too bad to drive to meet him. We made it home ok – all of the soft poweder of the morning had a layer of slick ice over the top of it. I’m glad that we managed to see him yesterday! It sounds like he had a good time checking out the monuments – I’m sure that they were extra nifty-looking with the layers of snow everywhere.

Had Pigs in Blankets for dinner, with string beans on the side. pretty nummy!

Watched some Psych (Sort of lackluster episode about firemen/arsonists) and part of The Beast before hitting the sack – until later, dear journal!

1 year ago – recharging, watching tv, finished first harry dresden, rat levels CS, pencil brushes for photoshop

2 years ago – new commode, marine museum on solomon’s pix, fresnel, tinkle pig in the love cube, danny gets a hula girl

3 years ago – Celebrated Vicki’s last day, spectral analysis, history lesson, book meme, on call

4 years ago – rte 55 pic, newt and scotto wake up, song title meme, post secret

5 years ago – baby dragon, cheesecake trip, QM2, fever doodles

6 years ago – bebop cola poll, boney church, sql slammer, evil ideas

7 years ago – week plans, bob ross posse, freaky gator-in-a-dress, mr mole, biography tax loophole?

8 years ago – journal look update, evil news, hotel california Geotarget

9548 – Saturday

It’s here! Minimum of muss and fuss. Shaun had his tree picked out and cut down before I even got there.

We introduced Shaun to "Crabs for Christmas", and a good time was had by all. After getting the tree up, we paused for some Chinese food – some of the best I’ve had. I think the secret to little panda is to not go on Sunday – I suspect that the regular cook takes that day off.

I was very fortunate that Larry brought his own saw – the one provided wasn’t up to snuff.

BHK figured out a good place for the tree, the far side of the living room. Traffic shouldn’t be too much of a problem there, and it smells so good!

Easy getting this year – measured twice, cut once – and then cut again when we got home, to fit and make fresh for water.


We got our tree. Not decorated yet, but I rather like it unadorned at the moment.

BHK, the in-laws and I watched "Love, Actually" and by that time, it was too late to hang lights or ornaments, which is fine by me!

1 year 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

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

3 years ago – sam and max, Atari 2600, favorite things

4 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

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

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

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

8 years ago – coffee, hello kitty murders, village blacksmith, books to read, I get a Sigmund and the sea monsters tape!Geotarget

9541 – Saturday

Lights are up! Thanks Adam! As is proper for events like this, it began to snow, just as Chris and I polished off the little tree on the side of the house.

Scattering of pictures from today – Feature Larry, Adam, Me, BHK and our holiday lights. As Always, click to embiggen.


BHK made Brownies for Adam helping, and then we went to selby.. nom.

1 year ago – state mental health, first sente4nces of the month 2007, recent keywords, ledos, crabs for Christmas on the radio

2 years ago – chinese at in-laws (some things haven’t changed much!), first sentences, potential snow, hannibal review, krampus, ir refer to home as North Bay, not North Beach.
Pictures taken – undercover newton

3 years ago – uggs, xmas trees, gp surgery, backlogged email notes
pictures taken – foggy morning

4 years ago – Movie with Mel goes poop, nice night out anyway, metro freefi, zombie song, fire butter coats Minnesota town, Freudian inventory, $$$ issue

5 years ago – Rainy-day wakeup, old LL passes the torch, aces & eights, oldest penis, trampled shopper

6 years ago – Danny and I send dopey "Sven" emails to companies for no good reason, bro brings me eggnog, I scare the living tar out of a lippy kid

7 years ago – gestapo gives c’s pal grief about aiming, reptile people, lj bump, world tour, Toliken Movie desire

8 years ago – Sims, accused of being an alien, dead milkmen, cannibal the musical lyrics, I’m a warmerGeotarget

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

9314 – Wednesday

Todays entry, via wordle

Getting quite a bit better – still have a rattle in my chest and more coughing but the muscle aches and weakness is mostly gone. I’d say I’m currently firing on five out of eight cylinders.

A/c is now fully charged again – the repairman said that we’d be really baking without any refrigerant by Friday night. I’m glad BHK was there to explain what had been going on to him.

Tried calling my brother today – his voicemail is full. I haven’t heard from him since he was last bailed out. His hearing for the latest is in a week – I see in the public records that something was dismissed based on “Lack of Prosecution”. Not sure if it’s the same item, though. I need to research Thomas A Reynolds, it seems. Looks like his thing is real estate – probably an eviction notice long since passed.

BHK made ratatouille for dinner tonight, and the stars aligned for the movie to be playing on TV while we ate. Larry stuck with some pasta and sauce… BHK gave him some bake and eat tempura shrimp, too… He doesn’t know what he missed… zucchini, eggplant, tomato sauce, some olive oil in there… it was really good stuff.

Horror vacui:

Horror vacui is the filling of the entire surface of an artwork with ornamental details, figures, shapes, lines and anything else the artist might envision. It may be considered the opposite of minimalism.

I love that I can still learn new words and phrases every day.

via dnw – Scientists discover how optical illusions work. All of them.

The short version: It takes a tenth of a second for images to get from your retina to the processing centres of your brain. People have known this for decades, but we still see things in real time.

The new theory says that what we’re seeing isn’t what’s there, it’s what our brain projects will be there in a tenth of a second – our brain is processing predicatively, showing us it’s best guess for the future. And that’s why optical illusions can fool it, by confusing it into predicting a future that then doesn’t happen.

1 year ago – many pictures from the garden, my dapper hat, evil jesus fish, thaumaturgic border protection,

2 years ago – monkey chow diaries, idea on how to make the world a better place – implemented tip jar for feeding the hungry, people want what they can’t have, many quizzies,code monkey, podcaster legal guide, sympathy for the devil covers

3 years ago – On Call, Rainy, mouse ni the house, drop foot, audio books, santana, house info

4 years ago – full call weekend, 3-bean salad, adsense, monkey-money, exchange, canceled comics, Saw Ray Iglesias

5 years ago – D issues, simcamera, RIP TG, poem, North Korean Cannibals, rental warnings – things seen, minimizing pain, evil intersection, there -quest

6 years ago – MS Linux? Got my new office chair, fun day out with Dan, Tia’s angry Email, anatomically correct teddy, what’s better

7 years ago – evil news, computer problems, love boat theme for Sweetalyssm, haiku,got lovely post cards, Ornj & I speculate on a fellow journalist’s sexuality, not so evil news, body hot, breakfast cereal poll

8 years ago – Privacy, web cam ftp issues, just figuring out it’s over with AprilGeotarget