Three years ago, I asked BHK to marry me – haven’t regretted a day since.
I love you, Allison!
Valentine’s Day! BHK got peanut butter chocolates and a couple of cards from me… I got a wonderful couple of cards, a dragon kite with a wingspan is as wide as I am tall, [edit- added a spiffy sea monster video game for the wii] and some very spiffy coupons.
BHK and I curled up on the couch and played a little lego indiana jones on the wii (checked out form the library), but then the in-laws rang us up – No time for love, Dr. Jones!
We went with the in-laws to get a spot of lunch at Clarke’s Landing (Great view, and the best seafood place we’ve been to – plus, it was free – Valentine’s gift from the in-laws) and then onward to Leonardtown (home of ol’ Witches Rock ), and visited a local gallery and used bookstore before heading back to headquarters. BHK got a couple of cookbooks, a pair of green cylindrical earrings, black-eyed susan seeds and some Chick-lit. We got Larry a book on Southern Pacific Railroad, and a Lou Reid CD. I just enjoyed roaming aorund with my sweetie, drinking a hot cup of Earl Gray tea and taking in some nifty stenciled graffiti.
When we (in-laws and all) got home, we watched the Nancy Drew Movie (BHK loved it, and I thought it was cute, too.)
Now we’re watching the Lost in Austen miniseries, and I’m about ready for bed. BHK and Larry are already out cold, and Chris is not long to follow.
Tell that to Tom Mulvihill, owner of Thai Issan restaurant in Cerritos. He received a letter from Yelp last summer informing him that his business had earned a rating of four stars out of five.
Shortly afterward, Mulvihill said he received a call from a Yelp saleswoman urging him to pay a minimum of $150 a month for sponsorship.
"She said sponsorship would allow us to hide the negative reviews and elevate the positive ones," he recalled.
Well, if that’s the case, how can they be considered even remotely valid? I’ve removed links from my site, and am considering what my alternatives are in the review arena.
1 year ago – V-day, awesome superhero toy collection in one blister pack, metro assaults, 2 new dinos, waterboarding underestimated, sourcetv, list of famous $cientologists
2 years ago – stayed in for ice storm smashes our fence, ice pictures
3 years ago – Sand dollar, interjection poll, Miami cloud art, bro drama, Bang!
4 years ago – dream, war tuning, slacker, torrent tv, gm-ginger kitties, questions meme, christo, newt stalking pic, zefrank’s st. val history, whims-cute card, work peeve
5 years ago – V-day, hippie visit results, Nefertiti documentary mostly drama – not much document, cheese doodle sculpture, anonymous reviewer bug amazon
6 years ago – got the nordis gig, palm pics
7 years ago – n V-day poetry, JB figures out about SA & Me, wandering pics
8 years ago – How Do I Love Thee?, I resemble Dan Conner, Men cause the mutations, tea room & old TV, TMBG lyric
Hap-Pye New(t) Year!
Something I post at the top of every new year, and I appreciate the words more with every additional trip around the sun.
-1 Corinthians 13:5&6
453 entries in 2008. (417 in ‘07,618 in ’06, 975 in ’05, 716 in ’04)
At this rate, I’ll break 10,000 entries by this time next year… of course, some entries are beefier than others.. I’ve been cheating a bit with the picture posts – still haven’t done a breakdown of my holiday loot yet!
But for now, a recap of recent history –
BHK took Amy to Urgent care last night, as her dog bite was getting more infected – worried about swelling and red marks. While they were at the doc’s, Shaun and I played Easter Island (I won!), and watched Bones on TV with my in-laws. The girls got back about 45 minutes later, and Amy’s wound was freshly cleaned and re-wrapped with gauze.
After the ball dropped, the in-laws headed off, and the rest of us played witch trial into the wee hours. (BHK took that one, but Amy wasn’t far behind. I really thought I would win! d’oh!)
Amy, Shaun W, BHK, the in-laws and I rose at about 10am, (after staying up until 3ish) and headed off to Gina’s Cantina for a nibble on some tasty brunch. No sign of Tyson or Gina, but the food was tasty and abundant, as usual.
BHK napped a bit and then did some work while Amy & I play Lego star wars / Mario Land 8 on the wii for about 4 hours. I feel pretty guilty about that – I wish we had another controller, or could have played something amongst the three of us.
Amy grew concerned about her issue – BHK went out to get some fresh bandages for her, and if she doesn’t feel significantly better by tomorrow morning, she’ll probably head home.
My earache also started kicking up – could not eat dinner tonight as it hurt to chew. Going to the doc tomorrow, so my appointment timing is good.
3 years ago – HNY, modis, counts, PD movies, new day in sofla
4 years ago – Transformer guy, paleoclimatology, Tony Danza Has a TV show, Sri Lanka refuses aid because they are military, element, music, monkey entry links, unpopular baby names, pet names, Scotty’s Stores sinking, B-to-the-E, 1-2-3-go vs 1-2-go-on-3 poll
5 years ago – ninja turtles, FFXI w/Sammy & D, film finding, Newt age progression, missing kid
6 years ago – law of 5s, ageless project, wishes that didn’t come true, edbook’s llamas, sofla ice age, rain, slow day, Danny stubborn, finished Barnum / started agony & ecstasy, Newt pic
7 years ago – TZ marathon, people requesting money for reading their journal, country specific euros, 2nd instance of 1 Corinthians 13:5&6 and Happy Newt Year!
8 years ago – Resolutions, some dead news links, good links to marbles, bejeweled,alchemy, etc, 1st instance of 1 Corinthians 13:5&6, reflections on old games, Norman bates, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and a new writing style
Just a note to mention how much I love BHK. beyond quantification. Lots. and Lots. She’s the most amazing person I’ve ever had the pleasure to know.
Misc doodles done recently on the palm – the medical stats are from my last epidural, both before and after. The fish or carrot eating firebutt and frank oz (with hair) guy are from the avectra meeting break. I was surprised, because I was the only one there wearing a tie… Frank Oz guy was hypnotic in his tone of voice.
Other stuff is from the bus ride – still congested, doc’s appt, and a random blue ghost with newtcam. the little gray slug is something pye was chasing that night.
Today, I got sicker, bleah. Pains and stresses at an all time yuck factor.
Watched Old San Fransisco , assorted tv, and slept most of the day. BHK and I took a walk in the sun to try and loosen stuff up for about 45 minutes (or about a mile and a half) and while I think fresh air helps… I was more than ready to go rest afterward. For some reason, our water bottles tasted like onion.
A/C broken – house bounces between 80 and 95 degrees inside, depending on time of day. Fortunately, we have lots of ceiling fans, and the loft has a window-shaker unit, so the kitties, BHK and I won’t bake too badly as long as we stay upstairs.
thinking about my sweetheart, BHK – some savage garden –
Happy Valentines Day!
Got a lovely Kermit the frog card from BHK. Words can’t even begin to describe how much love I have for her. I hold her dearly in my heart. She makes every day a valentiney sort of day. Hard to get too worked up about a day that’s all about love and affection when I’m immersed in it all the time.
That’s a good thing!
As ol’ Bill Shakespeare put it,
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Tonight, we exchanged chocolates, and BHK made tasty mexican bake for me and the in-laws. (well, Chris… Larry had Hot dogs.) Dessert was 3-chocolate ice cream and orange cake with milk chocolate icing. nom nom nom. More fun din din news to follow, I’m sure.
Movie Spidey 3 with a baseball bat!
Superman with a crossbow and terrible chest logo, riding a roaring dinosaur!
Pretty Decent Design Batman!
The words torture and mild don’t go together in my book – not a gray area, as far as I’m concerned. Like “slightly excruciating”.
2 years ago – Sand dollar, interjection poll, Miami cloud art, bro drama, Bang!
3 years ago – dream, war tuning, slacker, torrent tv, gm-ginger kitties, questions meme, christo, newt stalking pic, zefrank’s st. val history, whims-cute card, work peeve
4 years ago – V-day, hippie visit results, Nefertiti documentary mostly drama – not much document, cheese doodle sculpture, anonymous reviewer bug amazon
5 years ago – got the nordis gig, palm pics
6 years ago – n V-day poetry, JB figures out about SA & Me, wandering pics
7 years ago – How Do I Love Thee?, I resemble Dan Conner, Men cause the mutations, tea room & old TV, TMBG lyric
Something I post at the top of every new year, and I appreciate the words more with every additional trip around the sun.
is not rude,
it is not self seeking,
it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices in truth.
It always protects,
-1 Corinthians 13:5&6
417 entries in 2007. (618 in ’06, 975 in ’05, 716 in ’04)
Last night, we watched the new Hairspray… not as good as the original… no cockroaches? In attendance for veggie dogs and fries were the in-laws, BHK and a brief cameo of Adam, between his chauffeuring duties.
Today, I fixed up Chris’s laptop, while we all watched the magnificent 7 and she gave it to me after I moved all of her data over to a newer device… I’m writing this entry on a dell latitude d505. Not cutting edge, but lightweight and able to surf with. It needs a memory bump from 256 meg, though.
Now, BHK and I are lounging in the loft, watching back episodes of Chuck, Reaper, Simpsons and Aliens in America.
1 year ago – HNY, newt and pye pics, 618 entries, sucky movies
2 years ago – HNY, modis, counts, PD movies, new day in sofla
3 years ago – Transformer guy, paleoclimatology, Tony Danza Has a TV show, Sri Lanka refuses aid because they are military, element, music, monkey entry links, unpopular baby names, pet names, Scotty’s Stores sinking, B-to-the-E, 1-2-3-go vs 1-2-go-on-3 poll
4 years ago – ninja turtles, FFXI w/Sammy & D, film finding, Newt age progression, missing kid
5 years ago – law of 5s, ageless project, wishes that didn’t come true, edbook’s llamas, sofla ice age, rain, slow day, Danny stubborn, finished Barnum / started agony & ecstasy, Newt pic
6 years ago – TZ marathon, people requesting money for reading their journal, country specific euros, 2nd instance of 1 Corinthians 13:5&6 and Happy Newt Year!
7 years ago – Resolutions, some dead news links, good links to marbles, bejeweled,alchemy, etc, 1st instance of 1 Corinthians 13:5&6, reflections onold games, Norman bates, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and a new writing style
BHK is my lower case n. I love you, sweetheart.
This song still makes me pretty dang misty.
Lyrics: (video here)
In a cold and far-off place
There was a lower-case N.
Lonely and cold, she would stare off into space
And it was known that she would cry now and then.
Lower-case N, standing on a hill.
The wind is very still, for the lower-case eh-en…
(occasional, unearthly “oohs” in background now)
And then one day a rocketship
Came racing from the sky.
It landed on the hill and there opened up a door
And somethin’ started comin’ outside…
A lower-case N!
(She’s not lonely anymo-o-re)
They are standing on the hill
(There are two of them for su-u-ure)
The wind is very still
For the lower-case eh-en
Pictures from the day. Steve the Caterpillar is missing, Lime vanilla Ice, Kitty hugs, and green leaves.
Have you seen Steve the Caterpillar?
Tuesday was pretty straightforward – work, come home, feed the birds, water the plants, have a nice dinner with BHK and the in-laws.
Things that made it a little different from other days –
Lime-vanilla ice (and a maui-wowie ice)
Re: the significance of same, see chapter 28-29 of Dandelion wine.
A brief recap for you cliff’s notes versions at home.
Chapter 28-29 (The Swan) — Bill Forrester, with Douglas at his side, orders lime-vanilla ice at the soda fountain. His unusual request catches the attention of ninety-five year old Helen Loomis who invites him to visit her house tomorrow. Bill complies, and he and Helen start a friendly conversation about the appearances people keep up for each other, that soon diverges into Loomis acting as a “Time Machine” similar to Colonel Freeleigh to transport Bill into the pyramids of Egypt . Bill comments on how comfortable he feels talking to her, and Helen replies by reminding him that she’s only an old woman. While lounging in his chair, Bill attempts to envision her as being young again; he succeeds for a moment in seeing “the swan,” which he unintentionally says out loud, strangely disquieting Helen.
Bill continues to visit Helen every day for two and a half weeks, but only on the last day does he tell her what motivated him to visit her in the first place: a photograph taken of her when she was twenty. He had seen the picture in the newspaper for the town ball and intended to go to the ball to seek the beautiful girl it showed, until someone told him that the picture had been taken a long time ago and had been used by the newspaper every year since then to advertise the ball. Helen replies with an overview of a young man she once knew in her youth who was handsome but wild and reckless; he left her, but when she saw Bill at the fountain that day, she was strongly reminded of him — almost as if he was a reincarnation of her former companion.
Some time later, Bill finds Helen writing a letter addressed to him. Helen explains to him that she will be dead in a few days, and that the letter she is writing will come to him then. When Bill attempts to protest about the lack of time they have had together, Helen says that she believes that they will meet again sometime later — possibly in reincarnated forms. She tells him to marry and live happily, but says that he has to die before the age of fifty in order to ensure that when they are reincarnated, they will be of the correct ages and be able to meet and fall in love with each other.
Two days later, Bill receives the letter. Inside it is a note reading, “A dish of lime-vanilla ice.”
I’m glad that BHK and I got our time worked out this go around.
Additional – BHK makes a really yummy lasagna.
1 year ago – allergies, ultraman, money scans, feng-shui phone, map thingie
2 years ago – little scotto, work, spanish, bimini boatyard, hot dog water, missed free comic book day, Carnivale, rufus, tv, dan and kev scarce, blood donation factiods/excuses, sweater fashion, work form
3 years ago – MD, Nat’l Lampoon, RPG database mail (never came to fruition), Celestia, DIE DUCKS, added by kscare
4 years ago – owie sleeps, There Quest victory, telecommuting, clear channel hubbub, Hala finished Portalzilla, CitizenX closed down
5 years ago – cleanup, and milk crate shelf, did new code that’s all over Ramada,playing with Newtie, real estate invaders. newt pics I need to locate and rehost
Sometimes I wake up, and I can’t believe that I’m where I am. How did I find such a wonderful person, and how on earth did she agree to spend the rest of her life with me? I blink, and know the answer, and I’m so happy that I feel like I’m going to explode. It’s times like this that remind me that miracles happen… and rehappen every day.
I sort of want the Absolutely MAD dvd… every issue from the 1952s all the way to 2005 for like $40? I wonder what the resolution is like? I would really like to see the Will Elder stuff and old 50s color items in sharp view.
Marvel comic book writer Mark Millar says: “Video games are for pedophiles“.
1 year ago – apes and mr rogers, whiz, walkies
2 years ago – asked for change at every turn, music and pie, bro maint, striking, long weekends, bk commercial evil, walkabout pictures
3 years ago – Images, missed calls, made an offer on a condo, lj-spam, walkies, matchstick rockets, gorilla basketball
4 years ago – doc, news, Mr. Rogers, eckerds sucks, palm-doodle
5 years ago – OSI closes, tardbucket, 1980 jc penney catalog, 3-minute noir
6 years ago – hurricane names, wacky news, poot, Be courteous, kind and forgiving
Staying home for V-day… maybe a trip to Philly or DC as a little romantic getaway some other time… the snow and ice was just too rough and tumble for driving unless it was absolutely necessary.
Made for some interesting scenes, though. I’ve never seen stuff so totally laminated as this… including the tree branch that fell and smashed one of our fence pipes! the branch alone weighed about 200-300 lbs… I estimate the water on top added an additional 100-150 lbs to it.
Photos – Probably too much ice, but I’m new to this stuff! (click here for thumbnails of iced trees, a smashed house, birds by the water, and so on. Bobby Drake attacks!)
Two kissy pictures, one pre-haircut, one post.
Hooray for haircuts and kisses!
Rockin little guy. 🙂
1 year ago – newton kitten war stats, nice compliment, newt nudges newtcam, pulp book d/l, quizzes, ND thanks,
2 years ago – newt smokes, pelt fade, botmail, fake gyno
3 years ago – mobile phones destroy ghosts, lego casemod, LotR sand sculpt, Newbie/RI don’t take call, bro care, Escher ,camel sim
4 years ago – work drama, october, finn/big boss, talking head thingie, wedding traditions
5 years ago – enterprise prem, simarena, headache, poll, birthdays, zugzwang &approbation, candy corn pops, macro for work, gator warning, rainthoughts, windows services
6 years ago – peace river, bro bails, exorcist, Song of Solomon 6: 8, bible porn, meanies, latin, sodaplay, road to wellville
I’ve been waiting for this weekend for the last month or so.
Haircut on Saturday! Bye-bye, Fabio mane! Sending the longer bits to Locks of Love.
Also getting some new threads, and maybe a piece of jewelry. Pictures will follow upon my return.