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Merry Christmas Eve-Eve!

Went to Matt’s place for gingerbread decoration with Tina, Cookie, and assorted other folks.


BHK got most creative, for her Day of the Dead Skull on an upside-down snowman.

Batman was also pretty spiffy, too.

1 year ago – more gingerbread decoration, and good deale bluegrass, atw man

2 years ago– newton and pye’s first day together in the sun

3 years ago – half day, missed kev, fun christmas links, foamy, scrabble thing, lj friends, kong hands!

4 years ago – LD sees the b’s open for cher, nifty poll answers, homeless woods, mel gets very serious, social security, exploding zamboni

5 years ago – Green Guys, Racists, Sea monkeys and my Sweetheart, cs annoyances, FFXI, there

6 years ago – read to me, super glue, grief-stricken squirrel, mistletoe

7 years ago – old English Rudolph, looking at the sky, 9 of wands, aunt jemima creepy, sealab 2021

8 years ago – not french-canadian, angry beavers, a deal link I can’t remember, cookie mah jongg, and an oliveresque welcome, bluebeard

9464 – Wednesday

Still feeling a smidgen overtired and generally weary.

I think it’s just been from all the hubbub at work and family-wise. I think being stressed about the bro has given me some clenched muscles and attitude issues, which I am trying to work with, too.

BHK made some awesome quiche for supper… I know how spoiled I am. Two types – broccoli and cheddar, and soy-sausage with mozzarella. Sides of potato cakes, and more broccoli & cheese.

Comfort food for a cool temperature evening. Good stuff.

I’m going back to my 8/7/6/5/4/3/2/1 year ago archives soon – maybe this entry. I’ve been terribly lax about entries.. just been too busy.. or too tired from being too busy to write much.

Watched the first installment of Feasting on Waves. Alton Brown has a good gig going for him… getting his company to send him sailing around the Caribbean, sampling food and just taking in the life there.

doing archive now, reminded me that I got a flu shot again this year, last Saturday, along with allergy shots… and we saw Tina and Matt on the Boardwalk this time last year, too! When I mention getting a flu shot to people, most seem to say "Oh, I don’t do that" like it’s something terrible. I don’t know… they seem to work for me.

I’ll include more pictures from the ghost walk, corn maze and other goodies sooner or later – they’re all at my flickr account already – just a matter of putting them here.

1 year ago – (9017… 447 entries ago in 365 days) got a flu shot, visited a bunch o’docs, saw tina and Matt on the boardwalk. sore throat, Michaels for craft stuff, fillings, atw man, tiny toys from target.

2 years ago – more about BHK in VT, congestion issues, quick photoshop colorize, canspidersfart.com, Halloween meme, pride quiz, first computer

3 years ago– newt pic, random one liners, newtcam time lapse, crazy man Michael, palm post, wallace and gromit, aventura pics

4 years ago Kiwanis bust, shirt pocket shotgun, bus observations

5 years ago – went article submission crazy at sa.com, linkies, and hairball dinosaur

6 years ago – Frankenstein, Manchurian Candidate, MD sniper, walk at about 3mph

7 years ago – distance poll, evil news, cecity

8 years agotroll, Saw Psycho Beach party with the bro, Pinky Tuscadero violates probation Geotarget

9426 – Monday

I left work a bit late due to meeting, but from there BHK and I went to University of Maryland to hang out a bit before heading home.

Chili with Matt, Adam and BHK at Hard Times – drove around college park, visited his dorm, and BHK put a C**k-block on Adam vs Sarah our server by telling her he had a facebook and liked her, Saw the Kermit  / Jim Henson statue,  lots of squirrels, and tons of college kids going from place to place.

Interesting to revisit that sort of hive after being out of it for so long.

The Chili mac superior to Frito pie.. but I suspect they didn’t put the Frito pie in the properly sized bowl. If it had been in my mac bowl, it’d have been more than sufficient.

Chris passed the PMP exam – we’ll have to take her out to supper for that! (studied for it all week.)

Roller Derby episode of Psych and BHK fell asleep mid-view – good day overall.  Tomorrow is a busy day – g’nite for now, dear journal!


1 year ago – league of gentlemen, feeling lousy, Annapolis Games Club, Power Grid & Manila, many of our games, cheeky monkey sideshow, 100 reasons to get rid of it

2 years ago – land lobster, argenti’s lets me down, tired, heart walk, Nairobi trio

3 years ago – vtm quiz, hole digging, checking out the condo, fake red cross, voice of Vince, teachers, lost and found poll, 65 questions

4 years ago – Work power out, disco-Hitler, Ivan, WoW, Chocolate 3-d printer, making fiends, America’s army, Giant strip-miner of dooom

5 years ago – Meredith moves out, Frankie mooch’s wank machine, saw Ray-I, Dubai-mail, some cool links

6 years ago – Got Dave into mage knight, Saw Mark Archilla, 12 dragons smells of cat pee, I got some perfect pre-dyed sheets.

7 years ago – If I were, nice night, purple monkey dishwasher

8 years ago – rant and UB-X Geotarget

9347 Friday – July 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq2_YKQGE_U Since we saw the fireworks on the bay yesterday (fireworks at beaches are staggered – different cities do them on different days so you can attend them all week and weekend long), we did our own today. Matt and Tina came back over, as did Chris and Larry.

Matt helped me quite a bit with the grill and lighting of the pyrotechnics. We ate leftovers from the 3rd, still plenty of burgers, corn, and mac&cheese for the eating!

Not much aside form that, dear journal!

1 year ago – adam and emily picture, more getting together post 3rd

2 years ago – Happy St. Elizabeth of Portugal Day!, many, many miami-area walkabout pics

3 years ago – mp smooch habit, usa quiz, geobloggers, aztec lapdances with oranges, bowel cleansing scam, ear candles fraud, Lauderdale regional shots, scotto stressed/no sleep picture, 5th nail evil,

4 years ago – Vizcaya day trip- pictures, Jeffrey Jones – sex offender, Thundarr

5 years ago – chit chat, family, cpap, Declaration of Independence, fart, classic obstacles, America essay, kazaa lite

6 years ago – waking up, local news, prior day’s ER visit, food quiz, fireworks colorchemistry, fun tidbits, UA2 credit, you weigh less on a hard surface

7 years ago – Newt-ish picture from Joel, penury, Santa wondering, track list of the concert I went to in ’99

8 years ago – burning numb, blame missile, cleanGeotarget

9346 – 3rd of July

Alan, JC, Denise, Tina, Matt, Chris, Larry – visited briefly by Adam, Joey, Jimmy, Amanda and Adam’s School roommate next year (Mike? – No, Matt!) whose name I forget.

Special Guest was Chae-pooch! 10 year old chihuahua, looks like a little doll, but is feisty!


Fireworks were excellent – not as crowded as we expected.

Lunch at Tina’s was good, despite the lateness – we can be a collective of procrastination… fortunately it is a known variable.

BHK has learned about expelling anal ducts in dogs… her desire for a puppy isn’t as great as it was.. but that only redoubles the want for ducks, llamas and more kitties.

A good time was had by all.

1 year ago – bhk calls me scooter libby, half day at work, speed warning, sickly fox (kitty, you don’t look so good), titan arum

2 years ago – rainy warm, preparing for short hair, cigarette bums, breakfast and superman, bhk fossils, talking heads, walkabout, elephant footcare

3 years ago – Sleepy, lapjuicer, gerald mcboing boing, land of the dead, thor’s doobie, oops by louis armstrong, manybooks, sex offender,

4 years ago – morbid stuff, the worms, marlon brando

5 years ago – hack comics, vampire game, tree types

6 years ago – booboo foot, left behind books, where’s george, Newtcam was on

7 years ago – 2 Years in the Forbidden city, timorous, choleric, evil news, spiderpoll, nuclear war, folks delete, Something Wicked This Way Comes,nekkid poll, love note writing

8 years ago – April takes her time moving outGeotarget

9299 – Saturday

Had a lovely time shopping for Alan’s b’day present wrapping after my standard morning’s shots. Got a haircut (contrary to photo, I don’t plan on gelling it into a faux-hawk regularly), Lunched at Ledo’s, but I think the stop off at *$ for a little coffee drink took gave BHK a bit of sourbelly, so we headed home, napped and listened to the gumball-sized hail fall unexpectedly from the sky. (There were also tornado warnings, but no sign of that.)

The weather eased while we waited for the in-laws to get ready for the party… we were aiming for a launch time of about 5pm, and we left circa 6:40. Fortunately, we took Chris’s eternal case of time dilation into account, so we got there only about 10 minutes late.

Alan’s party was nice – quite a diverse group of people there, drunks and non-drunks – I finally got to meet JC and Mamacita, but Mamacita didn’t bring her Chihuahua with – maybe next time. I’d say the little house had about 50 people in it at prime time – they hired a doorman, bartender, and a few waiters – but it was a truly casual and pleasant outing… not a lot of seating, but standing wasn’t bad, thanks to my epidural earlier in the week.

He didn’t open his goodies – his true b’day is Sunday… I imagine he’ll like the blooming tea.

Tina and Matt were there – looks like Matt’s losing some weight – Good for him!

Interesting stuff. -(to me, anyhow) Built-in command line windows security tools.

RIP – Bill Elder.

for a quick minute of fun – played in browser. –Robokill.

1 year ago – mortgage, topology, newtcam2, condo issues, firefly and mosquitoes are out, linkdump

2 years ago – may ends, dr octagon, mad now unfunny in color, key west flare vigilante, fragged with bro, blood / allergy sticks, me as jeanbunny, mm flakes back

3 years ago – depth perception, bald oscars, intel drm chips, santana, nice monday, mp3 mashups (new locations here), pros and cons, Lost is Zork (even moreso with the green monitor), connections to people, fish heads, chipmunk stripes

4 years ago – Memorial day, hell in miniature, new mouse, zombie, quiet day, little house

5 years ago – comment screening, monty burns, ch-57, silly newt, matrix reloaded explanation

6 years ago – Prezzies and rain, springer, peanut butter soda, tempestmir introduces Newt to Newt. LRsetup program crashes out, sleeping Friday five

7 years ago – pervicacious, time changes, Mikey passes away, walkies, Hubris and Gnosis, heh yuh dun?, evil news

8 years ago – polytron, country musicGeotargetVisitor Map

9096 – sat –

Today seemed both brief and extended at the same time, somehow.

Took off early this morning to snag a few allergy shots, and then we swung by Maerten’s to check out plans for BHK’s ring. I was going to have it be a surprise, but when design considerations came up, I opted for her input… she’s the one that’ll be wearing it after all.

I wonder how many people buy an engagement ring for their spouse, 14 months after the wedding day?

We hashed out a few designs with Heather, and I think that the one that was finalized will be lovely. I’m looking forward to the CAD images sometime this week before the casting. If this one works out well, I think a Mexican Day of the Dead “skull ring” could be next on the list.

Later, we went to the local farm grocer, grabbed lunch and a broad assortment of candy-type stuff to put in X-mas stockings.

The chocolate drops intended for Larry were not destined to survive.

They were, however, delicious. He’ll get other candy, love it and never be the wiser. We’re not bad people.

The in-laws had a little trouble finding the train store, so we met with them for a little bit… Larry and I talked trains while BHK and Chris went to the kids bookstore and got a little treat or two for Em and maybe Bugah.

We parted company – BHK got a flash of brilliance – and we stopped and got the final piece of Chris’s prezzie…. not mentioned in case she’s reading this. (I don’t think she is, but better safe than sorry.)

Following that, we hit our favorite friendly neighborhood gaming store, Aardvark’s – got some goodies for Louise, Cathy and Dave. Added bonus, Mike gave us the Fluxx Party pack and a Larry the Zombie to go with our Looney Labs purchases. Score! I’ve been wanting a radioactive potato, and now we have two! (Larry {the card, not the father-in-law} is the zombie equivalent.)

I think we’ve got everyone covered for presents except for Adam and Matt. That shouldn’t be too traumatic.

I ran out of juice by the end of the day… not sure where all my energy went, unless it was the sugar blues post about 1000 chocolate drops.

1 year ago – huge number of Christmas lights pictures from Solomon’s Island and more. Snow!

2 years ago – monkey day, kong, slow lj, dsl issues, santa question

3 years ago – Mel & Scotto facts, Gorilla Girl, Monkey Day, Massive Frog eats 3-legged dog, Beatles Christmas Records, 7070, Santa hates damn contemporary, bullshit architecture!, I break Christmas bonuses to ADP

4 years ago – spelling poll, pandas, turtles, and a bed of fresh noodles

5 years ago – keywords, Newt likes Broccoli!, Lauderdale cams, bah on bush, gore and grover Cleveland, mh trim, J-lo nose picker, shoe-doodle

6 years ago – holiday shopping, good advice, winter depression folk

7 years ago – moment of RAW, Santa Claus – geek, holidays, donations Geotarget