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9196 – sun

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Reading an autobiography about Gene Wilder (Kiss Me Like A Stranger) – bhk thinks it looks like he’s in bed with the kitties.

Went to Lowe’s with BHK, Larry and Chris to grab a bit o’ tile for our bathroom, and hit the store to grab Chris some tax software. Stopped at Cheeseburger in Paradise on the way home – had a late lunch at about 4:30. That’s about the size of things for our slow but comfy Sunday


50 things I’ve done meme continues with item 35. I…

35.’honeymooned and visited all of the Ripley’s / Oddity museums from Florida and Maryland. BHK and I both have a huge interest in oddities, weirdness and general WTF observation. I think the Ripley’s in St. Augustine is the vastly superior one, plus, St. Aug is a wonderful place to mill around. BHK and I drank from the fountain of youth while we visited the Ponce De Leon region… so I guess I’ll be doing the journal for quite a span.


Götz von Berlichingen had a problem. It was 1504 and, at the tender young age of 24, the plundering knight, mercenary and all around bastard had the upper part of his right arm torn off in a cannon blast. As someone who made his living off war and already had a sizable enemies’ list, Götz needed his killin’ hand.

So he got another one. Made of iron.

That’s one awesome prosthetic.


In addition to green, the new five dollar bill is purple and yellow. The colors of my old black-lite army, back in the day.


Tips for photographing the cherry blossoms.


Water: 3 Veg/Fruit: 7 Milk: 1
Points: 30.5 Adj: 0 Act: 0.0 Rem: 1.5-6.5
Bank: 15.0 Adj: 0
Bank Max: 15 Point: 15 Act: 4
Vitamins: Yes

Breakfast: 11.8 points
1.5: Cheese
1.1: Rice; white; glutinous; cooked; 1/3 cup
0.0: Veggies
2.0: Egg; whole
2.0: Egg; whole
2.0: Egg; whole
1.6: Bread; whole wheat
1.6: Bread; whole wheat

Lunch: 0.3 points
0.0: Garden Salad (w/o dressing)
0.0: Garden Salad (w/o dressing)
0.0: Fresca; Large
0.3: Sauce; teriyaki; ready-to-serve

Dinner: 16.6 points
3.1: Cheese; cheddar
1.9: Garden burger
1.3: Sauce; BULLS-EYE Original Barbecue Sauce
4.0: Shrimp; breaded & fried; fast food – 1/3 serving
3.0: Cake; other than all butter
3.3: Ice creams; chocolate

Snack: 1.8 points
1.8: fat free milk 1 cup


1 year ago – got the Calvert County gig, more shamrock shake, Louise & in-laws, monkey cap, Raines, The Riches, The Microscopic trout and the Machiavellian Fisherman

2 years ago – grampa poll results, RS taught to burn and forgets, folks go to brazil, ultrasound critters, Marvel Florida, gg winding up for an exit,

3 years ago – Freedom force, Thumbkin, Josie Conell, moot back (he’s been gone awhile again), regional wifi scan, netflix queue, account locations,making fiends, Lumbee updates, pinecone

4 years ago – Danny Solo, Devilfinder, Paper toys, elephants-Yeah!, pages back up, COH

5 years ago – lovey, storms

6 years ago – palm-doodle dreams, guest map, location poll, Bert’s Love Song, decent left, menstrual hut memo page

7 years ago – evil news, got a permanent accountGeotarget

8952 – Wed

Not much to report today, dear journal… green line broke down on the way to work, but fortunately, I wasn’t late, due to my habit of being one ahead (learned via broward county – same rule applies – better early than late!) Payday today! just in time considering some untimely bills snuck up on us.

Pomonkey and Ripley are at their new foster parents place today – BHK and I are sad to see ’em go, but I think our allergies really started to get kicking… pretty timely send off for ’em.

BHK made a spectacular supper of stuffed shells, garlic bread, and salad for us – the in-laws went out for their 32nd (I think) wedding anniversary, so she and I had a nice private night at home to watch cheesy movie The Covenant. Not bad in a goofy flick sort of way. Sort of a cheap hybrid of the Matrix meets the Craft.


1 year ago – raccoons, giant ants, moldy bread and freemasons make me smile, movies, geocaching, lj on venture brothers, gentle morning off, quotes meme

2 years ago – greasemap, foreign ducktales, apricot scarves… Tony Randall and vanity, Jean Charles de Menezes, bckev’s keeno covers, kayla/susie drama, hugs, top 20 pics, elvis the robo-cat, newton nibble pic, tubby newt pic

3 years ago – AvP movie. bus schedules switch, walkabout pics, Punta Gorda – Yikes

4 years ago – last skeletor and gang, insect macro photos, apartments made from text,hello kitty warhammer, human/rabbit chimera, scotto is a fuzzy monkey,frankie knocks, wondering about crusaders planting vinyards, drunkensailor quiz, complete sherlock holmes, some detective work, pursecontents, fun with google calc

5 years ago – both machines upgraded and cleaned up, fun linkies, MRE talks about writing his junk, signage systems

6 years ago – eye dialect, latitudinarian, weird dream poll, set up alternates to LJ, Newt comes to work, cool news, freaky dream

7 years ago – loony, first hints suzy using, foodiesGeotargetVisitor Map

8951 – tues

BHK is taking Pomonkey and Ripley off to their new foster home tomorrow. I’ll miss ’em, though I’ve gotten used to the idea that they’re just visiting, not permanent family members. It’s hard not to get emotionally attached to little baby animals.

Newton and Pye both weigh a ton next to those little critters… I’d say Pye weighs four to five times as much, at least. No fat, either, all kitty muscles.


Marty put me onto a nifty tool alternate to Filezilla called WinSCP (WinSCP is a SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is the secure file transfer between a local and a remote computer. It uses Secure Shell (SSH) and supports, in addition to Secure FTP, also legacy SCP protocol.)


TM let it be known that she’s dating a new guy – I’m guessing that it’s been a few weeks now? I’m trying to mentally do the math, but I’m not sure I can think of how fast she got back on the horse after the breakup with DR. I hope she finds what she’s looking for with the new fellow.


Tech Issues recently solved:

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Resize Options:
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How to Open Excel Files in Excel (rather than browser)

These instructions do NOT work in Vista but should work in XP but must be done on each client computer.

1. Go to Windows Explorer.

2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click on the File Types tab.

3. From the Registered file types list box, select the XLS extension, and then click Advanced.

4. In the Edit File Type dialog box, set the Confirm open after download to selected.

5. Make sure the Browse in same window option is not selected, and then click OK.


1,700 vintage game manuals as watermark-free PDFsThis is over three gigabytes of manuals, schematics, and general information about arcade machines, scanned in by an anonymous army of dedicated people, and going back up to 30 years.


1 year ago – vacation day, graffiti pics, skateboarders, fountain geocache, sugar sand park,

2 years ago – goth girl, walken ’08, dane cook re: superman shirts, silly tiger, scotto is, strikeout meme, newt pic at my old apt,

3 years ago – palm doodle, storm disastrous, necco wafers, hurricane journal-guy

4 years ago – wwcalc, Mexican casserole, newt sniffing, sewer travels, blackouts

5 years ago – cool comics, broken links, memories from 1981, hump-day

6 years ago – good feelings, abusive employee/employer relations, wonder tomato condiment poll, evil news, taught chmod

7 years ago – sleep study follow-up, peace Geotarget

8949 – Sunday

Sunday morning started with more reading, and a repeat of BHK napping a little bit while I played Pyramids and Dominoes with EM. Once we were all cleaned up and ready, we toddled off to Chris and Larry’s for a tasty breakfast of Belgian waffles w/ ice cream and fresh made strawberry syrup – Em ate 6 or 7 pieces of bacon, and a whole waffle! That little critter can *eat*!

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Post breakfast gluttony, (see photos), we headed down to the Bay to take a moment to search for fossils – – Emily got a lovely little bag of shark’s teeth and shells to take back with her.

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At about 1, it was time to head out for our rendezvous with Misti at the Arby’s – a reasonable halfway point between our homes (approximately an hour drive for each). during the drive, we saw quite a bit of Amish country, down to several Horse-drawn carriages – apparently you can pass them on a double-lined highway, unlike normal cars. A pretty broad assortment of them were out and about, covered and uncovered, families and older couples.
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After lunch and switching Em’s car seat to Misti’s truck, we encountered two stray cats lurking around the parking lot.

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After a little deliberation, we decided to take them someplace safer, either a no-kill shelter, home with us, or at least to a region without as much high-speed car traffic nearby. They’re Brother and sister, I think, and about four months old.
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We did have to name ’em, rather than just boy or girl –

Ripley – White and tan little guy (Named for a place that has a bit of meaning for ussee also ) The little lover… all about snuggles and purrs.

Pomonkey – Longhair Tabby female, looks like a “what if Pye and Newt had a daughter” Hair length and ear-wispies of pye, with Newt’s markings. (Name based on a city’s name I learned a while back and haven’t stopped enjoying yet) Super curious, purrs easily, too.

After taking them to the vet to be tested for Feline Leukemia (and anything else that might hurt Pye and/or Newt), they came home with us to stay in the guest bathroom. We located a good foster home for them both, and I don’t think either one will have any trouble being adopted.

While we’d love to keep them, we just don’t have the ability to do so in a good way. I really wish that we could… makes me want to own a barn a mile away from anywhere, just so we can have a homestead with a bunch running around.

Since we waited at the vets for about 5 hours (emergency room for animals – triage… the kitties were pretty dang healthy except for ear mites, so other, more urgent cases had priority.)

We watched the Meteor shower for about 3 minutes until we both got super sleepy, and had to head to bed. Caught a few shooting stars, though!

1 year ago – giraffe graffiti, giganta, danny talks to doug, I talk to GP, green wifi, Bob Ross feeds a Squirrel, starshine

2 years ago – Lesbian movie scenes, student aid, the goon & pie, lisas go to TX, Harry Potter, everything can change, wirehog

3 years ago – Bro’s sentencing, EN makes a good impression (other guy fizzed out), Daredevil question, Koko wants a dentist, Tropical Storm

4 years ago – muttonhead, rain, flash, dan at school, voodoo 4, lychee yum, walking stick self defense, ati multi monitor life, noisy neighbors

5 years ago – spiders on drugs, Uzumaki, me and newt’s custom HC dials, goodies for Kev’s sis, bear teeth, a moment of Zen

6 years ago – utility kilt, uncle bill, intrepid

7 years ago – first online radio(broken), food out with Danny, made the “decaf espresso=kissing your sister” joke, Hollow man Geotarget