I’ll take this Wednesday morning all day long. July’s end, you say?
Snow will develop during the afternoon hours (3-5pm) and continue into the night ending between midnight and 4am. Northern Calvert may see around 4 inches and Southern Calvert may receive 2-4 inches. Winds will be out of the Northwest to West at 15-20mph with gusts of 30-35mph. Temperatures will remain at or just above freezing during the day and return to below freezing toward evening. There is a potential for some ice accumulation of 1/10 of an inch or less. Tides will not be a factor.
job fair with BHK – better for me than her
visited Chris in hospital –
yarn – chna’ca
still no glow yarn in mail
Chris & Larry back from smith island
smith Island cake
window shaker in loft
rain brings cooler temps
BHK and I went on a little walkabout to pick up the mail and stretch our legs – hit the boardwalk where someone put together a nifty, albeit a bootylicious snowman – snow was piled up from the plows in the back area parking lot to about 8-10 feet.
Walkies were fun, though I was more than a little sore afterward. Some stretching and a heating pad is putting me right.
Chris & Mandy came over for some supper – Taco salad (real meat for them, pseudo-meat for BHK and me) It was tasty, but poor Chris was knocked out from his weekend of meteorology – and he’s likely going back to DC tomorrow for a few days at a hotel – expecting 10 to 25 inches feet more of snow tomorrow afternoon into the evening.
BHK looks like she’s going to hit the sack early, and I think I’ll join her, once I’m sure the phones are charged and the doors are locked, although, it’s very unlikely anyone’s coming in through the back door – there’s still a couple of feet of snow on the deck.
1 year ago – watching batman, walkies curtailed, springtime weather. grilling for dinner
2 years ago –
3 years ago – picnic in the loft, local interests, interview meme, rpg class quiz
4 years ago – 1-year breakup, newt monkey, flavor crave poll, haiku, 3-d painted rooms,
5 years ago – jb gives me filth for my birthday, cable out, bad juju, taco ninja viagp, superman jerk, river walkabout pics, Mel and I are done.
6 years ago – Residence / Faire / ‘Zilla / Shapes , Memory Fragment, Z-squad, Money
7 years ago – playing with palm-modem, dream of hot applesauce vendor & snuggling up at a basketball game.
8 years ago – bro hit on his bike by a cop, bibles in hotels, walkies, FMM lost use of the Net during working hours, Talk about Chupa / small hands,tiffany in playboy.
9 years ago – 100 monkeys debunked, FMM sold Tampa, fending off the end of a flu (history repeats itself, I guess!), Suzy’s crappy computer
As you can see by the pile o’ previous pix, it’s been snowing, dear journal. Supposedly a storm of epic proportions, 2012 come early, the great white wall o’doom.
First time in 30 years that the post office hasn’t delivered mail (from here to DC anyhow).
For my own future swift access –
Eh, This is downright pleasant compared to a hurricane. Sure, the snow is two feet deep at the non-drifted points (as tall as me at the high end) – but we still have power and heat. BHK has shoveled a tunnel over to the Naille’s next door – I’m opting to stay inside with a pair of sweats on, and a couple of kitties to keep me warm while I type.
I’ve caught up my journal from the last couple of days, some are shorter than others, but at least I have the logs in place.
1 year ago – neighbor chimney fire, pictures of dinosaurs, cats, and firetruck, and BHK
2 years ago – 70 out, buses leaky,
3 years ago – a ton of walkabout pics, fossil hunting during a Snowy day on the bay,
4 years ago – “Chilly” – in the 40s.ha. Today it was less than half that, before wind chill!, best buy wall numbers, absurd inventions, Superbowl. Scientology SP, Black/white vs right/wrong
5 years ago –
6 years ago – Super-loved ones, 2-headed baby surgery, fox wedding weather, meat eaters, scale, ruins
7 years ago – Nice thoughts, torture, LCD, note to Newt, Latrave b-day card, Class action suit.. I got my $12 check, eventually, Chandlerisms
8 years ago – MP pay delay, tron, #10 tight, naughty work thoughts, Scripts, system lockdowns and short tempers
9 years ago – At Last, first find
Snow Day! Staying in, avoiding the slippy-slidey foolishness outside if we can help it.
Everything is covered with a light coating of clean, crisp white. I rather like it, though it seems like it’ll all be gone before my birthday.
1 year ago – the narrows, chocolate bag, eee swap, cash4gold scam
2 years ago – feeling better, Aimee Mann, rocket belt, Brazilian / Bush Joke
3 years ago – swim meet, sci-fi writer meme, dead valentiner link, misc sentence finish meme,
4 years ago – G0DLAND, Tchuby Tchuba, Bangles, Angel Eyes Newt, Unicorns LA, Bullfight Just Desserts, Ham the chimp / space monkeys
5 years ago – Newt and I relaxing pics, Scotto playlist, Lazytown, bro issues, how they did singin’ in the rain remix
6 years ago – DVD burning, RenFairies, Prez-match, pop-up books, first touch of firefly (I still think Zoe is an overused name)
7 years ago – New moon, new year coming, Charles Dickens joke, skull sales, Job at FMM ends, Bday prezzies
8 years ago – Fiscal responsibility, Ghetto voices, online “privacy”, Marine Park is a bad and disreputable online store, newt lovies
9 years ago – being mushy, schedule issues, The Invisible Men,
10 years ago – TORG Character
Hey! Today is a palindrome! 011110 !
A panoramic pic of the bay iced over from yesterday (bigger here)
BHK made me a wonderful breakfast of veggie omelets and English muffin – nice dose of protein to begin the day solidly.
Bad news technology-wise… BHK’s laptop seems to have taken a nap from which it won’t awake. I suspect the internal power supply. Looking into cracking it open soon, if the alternate cable doesn’t fix her up.
Shadow of the Vampire this evening, while we strip the tree of it’s ornaments and lights – rather a counterpoint too last year’s Kolchak festival while putting on the goodies.
Started watching sanctuary tonight, but the allure of Big Kahuna took it over. We’ve made it to 94 of 99 levels complete, and all but one tropical fish unlocked.
Dinner of tasty twisty pasta and unchicken strips in a tomato-cream sauce, with lots of tasty garlic!
Janet sent me a pic of Danny from his Birthday on Los Olas – BHK thinks he looks cuter sans moustache.
1 year ago – rescue ink, winter farmer’s market, comics & munchkin quest (still unplayed, a year later! got to correct that soon), die monter die, mr meaty, took apart trains under the xmas tree
2 years ago – baby polar bear, different route to work, friday 5, gizmodo tv-b-gone
3 years ago – newt and pye pics / video, off to marion
4 years ago – hijinks, top 10 questions, hieroglyphic names, system still out for repair, doodling
5 years ago – turtle thought, dinero, illumination, tv torrents, vampire hunting with a stand up bass, metasearch, mucho folks fired for keeping online journals, iraqi abuse cheerleaders, server location, flying_blind introduces me to the term blague which is a perfect alternate to blog.
6 years ago – drama flakes, bad taste, Dentsu, Tintin, Sandalwood and walkabout
7 years ago – LotR, Nipple scarves, vax-d, UBER-PEA!, Newt piccies
8 years ago – Colostomy bag thief, D&D stats, monkey god baby
9 years ago – looking to the future, all the words
Brunch with BHK, In-laws, Adam, Dave Nelson, and Rorey – Adam made a heart-shaped biscuit for anna, who was absent (Adam is going to VA this afternoon to settle some court issues there)
No Snow today, but the bay is still nicely iced!
Visited Nailles a bit, chitty-chatted for a while
Big Kahuna when we got home – nearly to the end by now – our zoo animals haven’t given birth yet.
New fondness for the IT crowd TV show – nice mindless foolishness, with some of the boosh gang hanging about, too.
1 year ago – shots, bhk doc visit, Kat’s 3rd year ljing, dunwich horror, cookies, bhk’s coat arrives
2 years ago – plumber, kat bday, nutshell day
3 years ago – KC’s bday, moved a bit, dead and breakfast, hero quiz
4 years ago – illegal to annoy, esp poll 2, superkitty icon, yahoo-webjay, meme, sliders farewell, Japanese spidey full 1st episode, more silly quizzes, dinosaur/archosaur, family watchdog for sex preds, eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
5 years ago – Mel’s not fond of my music & helpful to caterpillar, OTR, evilcorp, FBI most wanted, long list meme, word use, that silly video, no conspiracy folks?
6 years ago – Blimp, bail, accents and the start of getting a mortgage, fog of war, newt pic
7 years ago – silly entendres, pygmy cannibals, pyramid mausoleum
8 years ago – gollum toys, prayer wheels, SOP, What’s he gots in his pocketses?, gollum poll
9 years ago – supes, lyrics, ghosting
snow day today – a light dusting cleaned up the dirty slush left over from the blizzard.
Newton has the right idea, I think – Burrito snuggles under covers!
Mandy took home the game trophy for winning cir-kis and pop-up storybook.
I like Cir-kis, but think that Blokus is a bit more my thing – benefit of cir-kis is that you don’t need ghost players if you only have 3 people at the table.
1 year ago – crayon physics, pyecam and newtcam, Chris’s metro car poops out, inauguration, mexico for lunch
2 years ago – plumbing issues start, video games (meet me on the steam netowork to play!), absinthe legal again
3 years ago – gave up on heroes and torchwood, assorted tv enjoyed, bhk and I work, took down xmas train, brown house
4 years ago – Letterman vs O’Reilly, Envisioning poll, Prof. Plum, Moon Worship, firefly crew, World Of Stuff, bike about and hoff, pictures, human skin books
5 years ago – mooshy, work hires, 300 fonts you should have (Note – porno bob, CS, sharon and jill all no longer work there)
6 years ago – Wonderful Prezzies from The East, Misc work hubbub, there.com hubbub, scary chimps, Ted Passed away.
7 years ago – Elvis, scrapple, lesbian book covers, smokers, pancake bunny passed away, Sweet comment from Rachel
8 years ago – walkies, toys, WordsEye, food
9 years ago – deoxy, st. mary’s, noir
I’ve been cheating quite a bit – I prefer to post verbal over visual content. I’ll admit that I like to see pictures of Christmas, family and the kitties as much as the next guy, but to me, a photograph with just a small caption is strangely silent, especially coming from me.
What have I been up to lately, dear journal? Let’s see.
On Wednesday, I went to a job fair in Northern Virginia… I’m thankful that my background allows me to qualify for a good clearance ranking. DC area seems to prefer folks with an ability to do so.
Yesterday, BHK, Chris and I went to the Mexico restaurant for supper – aside from that, I went to physical therapy and rested in bed with the boys. Tonight we’re scheduled to visit the Manspergers for some baked Ziti and good conversation – Sean has been very helpful, in helping me to seek out opportunities in this region.
I’m looking forward to a snowy day tomorrow. Supposed to be 12-20 inches in my neck of the woods!
Amy is coming to visit from the 26th to the 30th! Right on!
I’m digging the new statistics page for livejournal. Makes it easier to track hits than by hiding little sensors in each post, certainly. The “my guests” feature is especially engrossing – I never know so many flyby’s happened to old entries!
I’m glad the tv show lost is in it’s final season. I don’t hate the show… but I am tired of the hype. I watched the first season or so, and then stopped, when it occurred to me that they’d keep making shows as long as advertisers would pay to keep ‘em on the air, and not because there’s a solid plot going from beginning to end. I feel the same about Heroes, sadly. If there had been something more engaging than “what is the answer” and one I’d never get, I’d probably dig both of those shows.
Also, I think Blade should’ve been in Twilight, not Buffy.
New Years, I’m planning on doing the Polar bear plunge, unless my health isn’t into it. Current holiday loot breakdown – all of it wonderful!
- Mom and Wilton – Oranges, Honey and assorted grove goodness from Florida.
- Ish & company – a tin of yummy cookies, a picture of Newt drawn by Li’l bit, two wonderful tree ornaments – one says “we <3 u infinity”, and a pair of sea stars in beach gear and a great hand-done card, complete with glitter!
- Karen (Kev’s sis)– super friends Cartoon DVD (via Amazon… BHK and I didn’t recognize her married name, so it took me a sec to figure out who it was!)
- Cathy and Dave – Cookies! and three wrapped gifts to put under the tree!
Just a reminder to folks on Steam or Windows live gaming – I’m user Scottobear there (and just about everywhere else, too) – If you want to friend me there, please do! I’d love to do a little left 4 dead or borderlands with a pal. My official new year’s resolution for 2010 – do the yearly countdown daily again, if possible.
1 year ago – Dexter season 1, gifts from Kev, and the folks in Florida, tired but getting better,
2 years ago – started my minicity – (still doing ok, though neglected), icy footing, f’ing programming, tell me meme, my snazzy new custom sneakers
3 years ago – Dinner with C&D, Big Brain, Xmas card, silly holiday lj toys
4 years ago – Xmas card, condo Xmas party, calm a llama down
5 years ago – salty seas, Christmas toy, year in review, Celebrex, anime fans, con folk
6 years ago – trade invites for play $$, dreams
7 years ago – How to attain old age, got my epidural
8 years ago – Crime & Punishment, heterodox, evil news, HP question, pooter poop, bagpipe, egoboo, giant bee
9 years ago – met Tarpo (I still have the holiday mix cd) and Isis, LJ sea Chantey, AOK-ing, Christmas Blues
10 years ago – heat miser / snow miser song.