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9850 – quiz meme

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getting to know each other – meme

You’ve been tagged 🙂 You have the honor of copying all these goofy questions, writing your own responses, and tagging 25 other people, including me. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you – but not in a creepy stalker kind of way. (I’ll leave folks to tag and let me know if they posted – Scotto doesn’t like to impose)

1. What time did you get up this morning? Approx 8:40
2. How do you like your steak? Alive, and still living in the meadow. (Or, made of tofu)
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Julie & Julia
4. What is your favorite TV show? Currently on the air – Better Off Ted, Recently on the Air – Middleman, off the air for a long time, there are too many to count.
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Someplace where BHK and I could have maximum enjoyment of the world and each other. So… just about anywhere, as long as she’s near! 
6. What did you have for breakfast? Sesame seed bagel with cream cheese and fake bacon.
7. What is your favorite cuisine? I really like Mexican, but I wouldn’t contest Indian or Chinese.
8. What foods do you dislike? Raw tomato, anything prepared poorly.
9. Favorite Place to Eat? Joss is great for sushi, Selby for pizza/subs, but home is where the best food can be found. 🙂
10. Favorite dressing? vinaigrette
11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? 2006 Honda Element – Blue / Silver
12. What are your favorite clothes? comfy stuff – changes with the weather, but I am fond of my fedora in summer and mad bomber hat in winter.
13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Bremen, Egypt, Greece, Austin TX, Brockton MA
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? That cup contains 50% water, 50% air. Which half?
15. Where would you want to retire? I like it here in Maryland. the DelMarVa area has a lot of potential. 
16. Favorite time of day? sunset / sunrise
17. Where were you born? Planet Earth in the Sol system.
18. What is your favorite sport to watch? I’m not a bit sports viewer – Jousting is pretty keen though.
19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
22. Bird watcher? I do like to spot flying critters!
23. Are you a morning person or a night person? Night, but I can reformat to morning if you give me a week.
24. Do you have any pets? Newton and Pyewacket!
25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share? Hmm.. I’m looking for a new gig, and I’m looking forward to finding one! 😀
26. What did you want to be when you were little? Bigger…. and smaller.
27. What is your best childhood memory? walking on the beach and making a ring out of tin foil – feeling the salt scrape my fingers. The ring was later used to imprison my army men.
28. Are you a cat or dog person? I’m allergic to both, but I love the cats we have. I’d enjoy a dog too, if the situation were right.
29. Are you married? yes–to Allison / BHK / “Poophead” von Berg
30. Always wear your seat belt? whenever the coach is in motion!
31. Been in a car accident? certainly so – I’ve been run over by a car, and hit while inside another vehicle.
32. Any pet peeves? I’m not a big fan of using the telephone
33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? Cheese, Olives, and most types of veggies
34. Favorite Flower?  I lean toward honeysuckle scent, and orange blossoms.
35. Favorite ice cream? mint chocolate chip,usually
36. Favorite fast food restaurant? Not sure – too many good mom and pop joints around here. Maybe… Wendy’s for the fries?
37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test? none
38. From whom did you get your last email? My Mother
39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? none – I prefer to pay with money I have.
40. Do anything spontaneous lately? Haven’t combusted yet, but we do wander about a bit at random.
41. Like your job?
42. Broccoli – Is tasty!
43. What was your favorite vacation? Traveling up coast with BHK on Honeymoon
44. Last person you went out to dinner with? BHK, Chris, Mandy, Larry, Chris
45. What are you listening to right now? Mad Men season one
46. What is your favorite color? variable, lean to Rust / orange
47. How many tattoos do you have? zero
48. How many are you tagging for this quiz? anyone who wants to do it
49. What time did you finish this quiz? 7:16pm
50. Coffee Drinker? not really – I prefer diet soda / tea.

9674 – Wednesday

Chilly this morning!

Created an account at stickam.com, a video/audio broadcasting site like mogulus , but it seems to have a few more controls. I might make it my default streaming site for when I have the laptop with me. Feel free to friend me there – it looks like a lot of fun so far.

not sure if the player will embed, but test-

Saw and fed franklin… hung out with him for a few minutes while I ate my poor, overlooked and smooshed pumpkin muffin.

Google image search now includes a color filter ? pick the drop down, ad you can narrow it to red, or whatever color monkey you’re searching for. also breaks it down into faces, line art and news pics, which is neato. This makes seeking out images for the coloring book community something easy.

1 year ago – 50 things meme continues, TV , razzles, Tidal Basin Inlet bridge, pic of me and danny fighting zombies on a papercraft bridge

2 years ago – Easter doodle – eggs, sweetest thing.

3 years ago – math problem, kitten auth, triffid tree, walkabout thoughts

4 years ago – golf day, audio entry, ransom notes, Stuffed animal seven, google maps silliness, 3-coffin pope burial, pirates and fonts!

5 years ago – Religious notes, Super Mommy and Evil robo-lights, Manatee Escaped Tracking , Nevada, and stupid CS

6 years ago – Rachel, dreads, Easter

7 years ago – Rick comments about QaF, Happy to come home, yahoo dilemma, elephants, sleeping in airports, singing Eugene, virtual om

8 years ago – back talk, Dan’s spring break, got a grove gig!, beautiful worldGeotargetVisitor Map

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

9645 – Wednesday –

Got home from work, and had more homework to do before bed – I think I’m pretty prepared for tomorrow’s meeting, though.

Not much to say, save that I’m sleepy, and tonight’s Big Bang Theory was pretty weak. They’re on a train and Summer whoozit from Terminator / Firefly is there. Bleh. Best thing about the episode was the end title card.

From BHK –

"Funny story about this morning. I made a bagel and went upstairs to sit on the bed and eat it and watch the news. I kept hearing this rumble. I couldn’t figure out what it was—maybe my stomach or something outside…at 6am??? On the bed was my jacket which I’d taken off after curling up in yesterday when I wasn’t feeling well and I was cold—-the sound seemed to be coming from there—I touched the coat and felt a lump—trying to figure out if it was Newt I picked it up and—-he had WRAPPED himself like a burrito A BURRITO in my coat and he was purring like CRAZY!!! He’s so silly!!!!"

1 year ago – alien in america, nerds jelly beans, 911 emergency on bus, free streaming tv, secret lunchtime nosh with BHK, 2 more of the 50 things I’ve done, invictus

2 years ago – D&G off to NY, emergency prep meeting, potato candy, missed 300 with lj folks, birdwatching, everything test

3 years ago – quizzes, secret ritual skeletons, crapulous, neverwinter nights

4 years ago – Open house follow up, pacific northwest tree octopus, lj badge, credit card scam, lois lane’s mustache

5 years ago – walk piccies (sudsy fount), CS bombed as a tech, zombies, condos, legal poop, broken website

6 years ago – Newt in a tub, wandering walk photos

7 years ago – I’m Newt’s bfast table, at the doc, parrots & cuban food, Asimov died of AIDS, Dave’s birthday on the 14th, spiders, squids,Stichomancy, and a little zen, death to smoochy, gypsies

8 years ago – good day, accomplished much, new phone, akimbo, Super Newt, fun words, random plotsGeotarget

9644 – Tuesday –

Newton slept on my hands – must’ve been seeking bonus warmth, or he was jealous of my rubbing BHK’s arm.

meme-time – snagged from Sean

Think of 15 albums that had such a profound effect on you they changed your life or the way you looked at it. They sucked you in and took you over for days, weeks, months, years. These are the albums that you can use to identify time, places, people, emotions. These are the albums that no matter what they were thought of musically shaped your world. When you finish, tag 15 others, including me. Make sure you copy and paste this part so they know the drill. Get the idea now? Good. Tag, you’re it!

Here is my list, narrowed to 15. (Scotto isn’t tagging anyone, but is happy to see any other entries)

Let’s see… this could be fairly tricky – I’m not sure of music that changed me forever… I’ve never really been one of those folks to play the same album over and over again… a few that come to mind –

Stuff that was significant to me, and I still dig –

1. Beach boys – I went through a major Beach Boys phase as a kid – Pet Sounds was something that got a lot of play both in my home and on my walkman. The album still cheers me up quite a lot.

2. Beatles – Yellow Submarine / Octopus’s Garden (not really an album, but the first music I had as a kid.. that I remember. It wasn’t even the Beatles, it was the Sesame Street Version) If I had to pick an actual Beatles  album, I really liked Rubber Soul.

3. Talking Heads – Little Creatures Great album – started me on that Band, and despite the "art student snob" aspect, I really like ’em.
4. Tubes – Outside Inside Got this form a yard sale – I was very pleasantly surprised. (Wild Women of Wongo is what got me to drop 25¢ for it. ) I figure I’ve gotten well worth my penny a play just for that track.
5. ELO – Time – first Album bought with my own money, played a *lot*

6. Steve Martin – A Wild And Crazy Guy Not really a music album, though it had banjo and The KingTut single.

7. B-52s – Whammy Discovered them late – mostly via gaming with Ray & Kat. (Specifically for Trism)

8. Zombies – Odessey and Oracle This one keeps coming back, and I love it every time. (Most recently for "This will be our year")

9. XTC – Oranges and Lemons  So Sue me… I like Mayor of Simpleton.

10. They Might Be Giants – Lincoln I first heard them on Dr. Demento when I was in High School – I’ve been hooked since. Hard to believe it’s been 20 years+

11. Genesis – Selling England by the Pound Very different stuff than the Phil Collins-centric bits in later years. It may be my all-time fave Genesis Album.

12. Chuck Mangione – Chase the Clouds Away – One of the five 8-track tapes I had for my first car, the blue bomber. played repeatedly, because we only had 5 albums, and eventually the AC/DC and Beach Boys tapes wore out.

13. Rusted root – When I Woke – first really fun time with the hippies – post concert. I like them quite a lot.

14. Poi Dog Pondering – Poi Dog Pondering – "and I said YEAH!" – discovered by accident. Thanks, tape-traders in college!

15. Queen – Flash Gordon Soundtrack – FLASH ! AHAHHHHH! HE’LL SAVE EVERY ONE OF US!


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1 year ago – transformer at mexico, veggie pocket pies!, back surgery

2 years ago – bhk takes a pic of Newt and I snoozin’

3 years ago – bday via eryx, monkeys and kitties, compusa fails me, quizzes, morrisey vs van halen

4 years ago – apheresis skip, cocktail party, banana man snippet, netflix queue,Ultima 4 Virtue Quiz, system tweaking, ethiopian skellie, dr. who shipping, health and family review, Broward slots, SCI

5 years ago – food, gator bus ride, Voting, business cards, spammed again, MONKEY POPS!

6 years ago – prepared to pee in a cup for TAG, after Nordis tried to toss mysalad… Painted minis in the haunted tunnel… Rockford Scientist

7 years ago – bro came by apt, multi-journal quiz, fear vs love, Fire and Ice, Pliny the Younger

8 years ago – Brad Mentions adding a photo server and chat to live journal…. speed hasn’t been a real priority on that dev. Meat-eating robots, top atrocities… and the return of a heroGeotarget

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

9631 – Thursday

I am both amused and a little dismayed that our town uses a very similar font as The Prisoner for all of their emailed town announcements. Mostly Amused.

North Beach
Planning Commission
February 26, 2009
7:00 p.m.
North Beach Town Hall
1) Minutes from the January 22, 2009 Meeting
2) Board of Appeals Case: Recommendation for 9201 Annapolis Avenue, variance request.

Firsts Meme (snagged from Kat)

Continue reading 9631 – Thursday

9612 – Tuesday

Reading Booster Gold on the EEE on the ride home and listening to Free Audio books .

BHK made TVP with Mac & Cheese – Tasty stuff!

We relaxed quite a bit, watched TV, read and snuggled the night away. My kind of evening.

1 year ago – newtcam leap, sunday relaxing, in-laws, vallies day atw man

2 years ago – buttered Chris’s nose at tinas

3 years ago – songbird, Opa, micro retro, FREE PANCAKES!, personality awareness, scary mary

4 years ago – Bro & HI, website income to AmeriCares, I miss CJ, Danny gets Debate, mirror newt pics, still talking to mel, #3 for kp/rs shenanigans, Newt Love, Danny sick (and he was again last year), sedef & crew adorable, MmmmMMMmonkey, masked grader

5 years ago – shopping for condos, zombie night club

6 years ago – memes, dreams, Streets of San Fran, computer sculptures, Pith, Good quote of the day, interviewing, hot shower

7 years ago – up early on a Sunday, Finished reading FAFCwGM, nice weather, tulpa plot

8 years ago – kid tv-memories, valentinesGeotarget

9419 – Wednesday

Midweek, already? Not much happened tonight, save for burgers on the grill with the in-laws – hung out, and tv caused bhk to fall asleep – I’ll be trotting her off to bedski shortly.

The monetary density of things…or what substances are worth their weight in gold, including $50 bills, LSD, and antimatter.

People have been saying that the new industrial grade swimsuits like the LZR Racer are worth their weight in gold. As you can see, this is clearly inaccurate. But such a suit is worth its weight in marijuana or industrial diamonds.

Here’s a reason creative folks might not want to use google chrome, at least for the time being –

From the EULA:

11. Content license from you

11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights that you already hold in Content that you submit, post or display on or through the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the content, you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content that you submit, post or display on or through the Services. This licence is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services

1 year ago – more enchanted forest pics, skipped game convention, new camera (one year old today!), The Host, Godzilla quiz, Nerd Test,

2 years ago – yub nub, Manger scenes with skittles, Godzilla and baby-llama Jesus on the brain, old time radio, silly quizzes,

3 years ago – had to take call, dan and I gabbed, missing kids, color/citizen test, suzy bday, walkabout map plan, wetlands commercial well before hurricane

4 years ago – hurricane frances – evac to Danny’s

5 years ago – bad toon rising, international supers, Turkish accidents

6 years ago – flock of seagulls, speed racer custom cars, newt steals sabretooth, Plato, custom clix

7 years ago – location quiz, feelings, dead picture links

8 years ago – Norman and the walnut, old school observational junk Geotarget