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9355 – Saturday-

This week seemed to go more swiftly than imagined, and today was pretty dang full of stuff.

Shots, then swung by Trott’s farmers market for corn, zucchini (we need zucchini?!?) and eggplant (we need eggplant?!?)

BHK is veggie-crazed, and wants more of the tasty stuff than our victory garden is producing. Mystery veggie is pumpkins after all – we’ll have some gourds to carve for Halloween! (they sprung from the seeds of the rotting pumpkins we tossed into the garden area last November.)

We picked up the in-laws, and hit the Selby Sub Shoppe – white pizza for Chris, Hamburger for Larry, Chicken Parm for BHK, and a black bean for me. They make their own bread, and it was all really tasty!

Came home, cooled our heels a bit and then went to go see the US Navy band play a free concert on the boardwalk by the bay. The bluegrass band went into more mainstream country and southern rock – they were quite skilled, though still had a little newbie edges on ’em. The singer was 2 days into the band, and his voice was excellent. I wonder what the difference between “Musician, 1st Class” and “Chief Musician” is in rank and pay grade for the Navy? The Banjo guy was my fave of the lot.

Mother in law, reading the local news while we were at the free concert on the bay.
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Note the vital sombrero placement in the picture.

We all came home, and had ice cream while watching Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid. (I hadn’t seen it since the theater.)

The folks left, and now BHK is asleep, leaning on me while I watch and old Episode of Star Trek – The Cloud Minders – I don’t even remember this one, and it seems for good reason… the writing and acting were of a lower par than usual.

mp3 link to current music (no relation to the band we just saw) –  – mp3 -jersey-walk



MIT scientists just figured out how to make solar energy forty times more efficient in a manner that allows one to upgrade old solar cells too!



Ray Gun Puts Voices Inside Your Head – The Sierra Nevada Corporation claimed this week that it is ready to begin production on the MEDUSA, a damned scary ray gun that uses the ‘microwave audio effect’ to implant sounds and perhaps even specific messages inside people’s heads.



1 year ago – factoids about folks I know, armed car chase through the neighborhood, Perseid shower reminder, brits start to ditch wigs in court

2 years ago – venture bros good, lj ugly nav bar, bye bye black rhino, angel / shovel / burrito, simulated lost case-630am, Arvis book in comments!

3 years ago – Last Day w/Magda, invisi-bro, chrono-lifting, breakfast foods, zombies invade sca event, crab, autostitch bus, minor drama, commendation

4 years ago – KoL, Bollywood, Patriot Act, Felix the Cat

5 years ago – sleep troubles, Andromeda Strain, 4-legged man , system crash – modem drivers (Service pack 4 for win2k caused Norton trouble) , Stalin vs Hitler comic, newtcam pic, discovered title-tags, strickland a/c die-lemma

6 years ago – more swell chatties, Roanoke (including odd reply from Boughman), Dreams of Lake Conoy with zombie mist, sweet possum sugar, mother goose

7 years ago – Evil news, riposte, dream of the jungle, If I were… meme, time, sleepy, Dumbass Tenochtitlan Saucermen,chat, aura colors, personality disorder test, Louvre

8 years ago – Bad things with April, super power question Geotarget



9075 – Friday! Leap Day!

Not much able to update – it’s cold here at the bus stop… frozen hands, or punching the phone with robot-gloved fingers? Neither work very well, but thank goodness for spell check!

Theme to Quincy in my head this evening. (mp3 )

DANG IS IT COLD!!

Random Scotto factoid – I remember my first rated R movie – Alien… but I’m not sure if I properly remember the first movie that I ever saw in the theater. Herbie Rides again (my first movie was a sequel?) Benji, Maybe? I’d have been 4 or 5.

[later edit – BHK got a cutie-pie bob! and asked me to marry her (though we already are) sadie hawkins style!]



Ten year old obit that never gets old –

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote “The Hokey Pokey” died peacefully at the age of 83.

The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin.

They put his left leg in.

And then the trouble started.


Google docs changed the layout slightly – I like the new bar across the top.

Speaking of google docs – my ongoing author bingo card from the library… I’m off to a good start. When we hit 25


Not much in history, today, given the leap!

Leap Year, 2004 – art, buttons, beach erosion, dreams, and bro update

9067 – monday

From the office this morning – I thought I heard a bird hit the window…I’m on the 11th story, not used to outdoor noises, let alone a loud *SPACK* against the glass behind me. As always, clicks embiggen.

Not a bird.. the window washer guy rappelling down at great speed.

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I thought he was falling for a moment, but he was quite safe.

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Another -rama… last week’s Ham-a-rama is supplanted by Ring-o-rama!

It’s better because it’s on a balloon.

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Current music. A Knight Rider Christmas • Full Length Recording

Heaven Help me.


Well, BHK and I have arrived at the dentist! Fillings, recovery and pizza to follow. Short entry today, dear journal!


1 year ago – Visiting Weez & Boop @ Sanibel
Pictures – Sanibel Island

2 years ago – grammy hospice, moving, ts gamma
Pictures – Storm Path

3 years ago – time goes, visitors, beard, music, walkies thoughts, gd on archive, weekend check-’em-outs

4 years ago – memes, rubber monsters, super heroes, pestered by CS, whistles, newtcam by skylight, mild MD drama

5 years ago – Haiku, Robert Culp, projects, bro lies to me

6 years ago – walking, TG pressures, Astley and his grey market goods, abc meme, morning move poll, misc news

7 years ago – gloating, monkey brains, Alton brown Geotarget

8 years ago – Newt breaks 2 lbsGeotarget

9025 – mon

chilly morning – waiting at the train station for my shuttle to arrive saw me trying to blow smoke rings with just hot breath. I couldn’t do it – not sure if it can be done… but it is fun watching steam flow slowly from your nostrils. You can pretend to be Fin Fang Foom, spraying acidic mist at imaginary foes.


Dinner was nice, but I had very little appetite – wrote my brother a letter, gently asking him not to stay in Broward county, but instead to try starting his life fresh in points north – maybe Tampa. A toxic “support system” awaits if he returns to Hollywood and its environs.


BHK pointed out to me that you can buy mp3 songs on Amazon now – with no itunes restrictions, for $.10 less per song than iTunes. It’s about time, and I’m all for non-proprietary formats or RIAA controls.


for later ref – http://www.downloadsquad.com/category/windows/


hmm.. lore on portal. The game sounds shorter than I thought, but still highly entertaining.


100 portable apps for USB drive (windows and Mac)


1 year ago – nice time with dan, pictures, photochroms, RS not carpooling over

2 years ago – things the same, invisible man pic, work gt

3 years ago – conspiracy rotary, sweet rain, Scotto q&A, handwriting analysis

4 years ago – noise with Sam and Frankie, big brain surgery plan, Riverworld, weird pics, execution map, speakeasies, tiki art, windows in bios, spoilers

5 years ago – 9-5 ends, rocket belts, palm doodles, Cej b’day, Szechuan Spiced Tofu recipe

6 years ago – dreams of my ex, sex, and giant ants in the old west, nipguards, random aims.

7 years ago – spirals, tom jones, crazy drunk link, newt’s crinkle flea, dr t and the women, and a cool, dream-comic strip Geotarget

9015 – BUTTS

Rest in Peace, Dani.

We’ll play Big Rock Candy Mountain for you here. She first popped into my journal just shy of 7 years back. She was one of the good ones – I’ll miss her.

An example of why.

News article about her – Hemet driver killed when car rolls over


A 27-year-old Hemet woman was killed when the car she was driving on Gilman Springs Road left the roadway and rolled over, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The crash caused massive head injuries and was ejected, said CHP spokesman Chris Blondon.

Several farmworkers discovered the wrecked 1999 Ford Taurus just before 10 a.m. Thursday in a field about 190 feet off Gilman Springs Road, just east of Bridge Street, Blondon said. It appears the accident occurred the night before, Blondon said, but the wreckage could not be seen from the roadway.

The name of the driver is being withheld until her relatives are notified.

Blondon said it appears the woman was traveling east on Gilman and lost control of the car as she tried to negotiate a curve. The vehicle smashed through a chain-link fence and rolled over. Blondon said the driver was partially ejected and sustained massive head injuries as the car rolled again. The woman was ejected from the vehicle as it continued to roll over, Blondon said.

She was not wearing a seat belt, Blondon said.


1 year ago – fund raiser, ra maguire, hillbilly hare, iguana vs squirrel, Ralphie, journal meme

2 years ago – deerfield test, autumn, d&D, tarrasque, nightstalker, wu-stuff, frigg, batman dolphins, Liz issues

3 years ago – John Edwards looks rather like Jack Tripper. cocktail party, condo poop

4 years ago – snail-men attack, visiting the doc, palm doodle, Wet memories, German festivals kept quiet, site down, Admin tools.

5 years ago – mickey one,*many* palm doodles, mush, cpap, newt pics, cupboard, dead phone dream, bookstore, mk army idea, bro debt

6 years ago – Spider-man, fixing the A/C at my old place, hussites, season opener for prairie home companion, a day for love.

7 years ago – Plunging pirates off the empire state, small, and “warchilds death”, a troll visits Geotarget

8983- thurs

My office furniture arrived, so I moved into my new office in the “west wing” today. The new office is a little bit smaller and more oddly-shaped than the old one, but placement is good. Two doors from the prez, one from development, and one from the small conference room.


Little Hoff Doll! How cute! How Evil! Clever… wish I’d have thought of it. I think I’m a little more partial to little mr t, however.


Speaking of goodies… One year wedding anniversary is in October… one year is paper for gifts, right? Maybe Zombie Fluxx is part of it this year? It looks like it’ll be released before our date on the 25th.


Why is it that whenever someone has a list to choose a favorite color, orange is often left off?


Yesterday, on the ride home, Chris asked if I was always such a serious person. Does she know me at all? I’m pretty confident that I’ve been a goof in her presence more than a few times… in fact, I thought that my serious discussion had pretty darn goofy undertones.


Two useful sites discovered recently on FF list –

http://www.seeqpod.com/ a quite nice playable music search, and podcrawler.

http://www.traffic.com/Washington-DC-Traffic/Washington-DC-Traffic-Map.htmlnifty traffic source.. works for other cities, too.


1 year ago – Illuminati perfection, venture brothers, aerial photos Miami, voting, heifer.org charity, America’s Most (And Least) Efficient Charities, Affie Jones, stand on your own head for a change

2 years ago – stream of thought, arcade games, newt, tolerance, comics, Danny elfman, tv, newtcam pic, rome, gaming, sheep don’t you know the road, fema issues, bob denver RIP

3 years ago – hurricane home movie, happy to be home, pentagon crash snopes

4 years ago – annoying LL, death, IRC pix, gender genie, toys, sunset, rainy day

5 years ago – Crash Bonsai, sticky song poll

6 years ago – Hammer-Wheel, Beijing, Stephen Foster, Mystery men Hiring, soap hair

7 years ago – Suzy goes to the Clink Geotarget