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10,067 – Monday

Hey! Today is a palindrome! 011110 !

A panoramic pic of the bay iced over from yesterday (bigger here)

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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.

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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 Geotarget

10,066 – Sunday – Happy birthday, Kat!

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)

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No Snow today, but the bay is still nicely iced!

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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 Geotarget

10,064 – Friday

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!

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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 Geotarget

Entry 10,030 – Too many pictures, not enough words lately. 12/18/2009

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 BluesGeotarget
10 years ago – heat miser / snow miser song.

9996 – Saturday

Slept in to about 11:30 this morning… good grief! Rainy day is good for snoozles.
LightingMore Rain and gloomy skies makes things lovely outside, at least to my eyes. Umbrella
Random awesome sign –
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Spent the evening at the Nailles, more Jungle Speed!
1 year ago – Friday night date night, JJ Abrams losing streak with me and BHK, google’s life photos, misc thoughts, half-life for less than a buck

2 years ago – bro out of jail and in seemingly good condition, date night with BHK, movie reviews / possibilities,
3 years ago – pirate scotto pic
4 years ago – red lobster, class struggle, black friday, chubby checker

Pictures – 7942 posts!

5 years ago – pirates, giraffes, incredibles, bro
6 years ago – Marvel Family, Countdown meme, garden pictures
7 years ago – Free audio books, hubcap monsters, discover empanadas nearby, GIMP
8 years ago – cloture, pocketlj, single card tarot spreads, meeting lj folks confirmed
9 years ago – air cools, Young Frankenstein poetry, sleepyhead, country bear jamboree
10 years ago – very basic Newt statsGeotarget

9992 – Thursday

This morning, We all made a dunkin’ donuts run and then saw Adam off to school. Got more than our share of “DD car / firdge magnets” – I may do some crafts with them later.

Adjusted Newtcam for a bigger pic – 640 x 480 now, rather than half that. . Just looked at the cam- I’m reflected in the window.

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Interview for a system administrator gig tomorrow – If it goes well, I’ll get some good clearance as well as a good job. We’ll see. In any event, since it’s a government gig I shaved off the beard and ‘stache.

Stormy Cloud A little bit rainy today… best time to do my work research.

1 year ago – newtcam pyecam pix

2 years ago – office bird/window washer, ring o rama, knight rider xmas, dentist

3 years ago – Visiting Weez & Boop @ Sanibel
Pictures – Sanibel Island

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 years ago – Newt breaks 2 lbsGeotarget

9991 – Last night and today – wednesday

Adam, BHK & Jungle Speed – played about 10 games, Adam pretty much dominated. I want to play it as an actual card game, now, though I like the jungle animal animations.


Test #1 – picture – Scotto as mr potato head
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Testing pic links to flickr via windows live writer –
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1 year ago – snowing – with pic5tr
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2 years ago – lucky and unlucky stones, pye on a leash, hot peppers, newt and pye on video, autumn pix, honesty is, underbay bikes

3 years ago – frigate bird, fishing trip
pictures taken – fishing trip

4 years ago – prep to move in, newtie, tortie
pictures – hurricane pate
5 years ago – doodles, first penny, sodium party, fussy danny, BCfair, harry lampert RIP, journal fine, diana a celebration

6 years ago – Coffee, ghost towns, Grunt, growl & Tear, local cams, Zombie survival guide, Lego source, fun linkies, city stats, frankie wheedling, thai smiles

7 years ago – got a spine sucker after getting an epi, Freemasons, fezzes, slogans, first clues to undoing w/bro

8 years ago – meteors, taliban, mrblowup, broward county fair, Martian Manhunter Rehashed, sv tarot

9 years ago – Limb lopping, wonka, new ljstuff, hunter thompson, aok Geotarget

9704 – Tuesday –

Cinco De Mayo… Cheers! We had ratatouille and baked potato for supper. (But the bagel I ate had jalapenos on it!)

Contemplating going to Bengie’s Drive-in this weekend. Triple feature of Fanboys, Monsters vs. Aliens and Star Trek a fun, dorky night.
I’m not sure though – I’d prefer to see MvsA in 3-d.

Talked to Danny on the phone tonight – he might be jumping into a game of Champions at his local game store this summer. 150 points – the store used to be the Dragon’s Lair, but it’s now Adventure something or another.

Bro sent me a text from his new phone – I’ll call him tomorrow and see how he sounds. I’m sure he’s happy to be out and about.

No Franklin again this morning – I noticed that the lawn was treated with chemicals – hopefully that kept him away, along with the cold, drizzly rain.


Pull in your tum,
stick out your tush,
wiggle your hips,
now give ’em a push

Godspeed, Captain Chaos


As I was starting to say, I’m glad it’s staying a bit rainy and cool outside… I’m probably the only one who is loving a little soft, cool rain over sun and heat. I’m a hairy, big beast… hm, an excuse for another old Ditko picture, I think, dear journal.

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Freeware Eurorails game  –  Thanks, Rock, paper, shotgun!

also discovered OpenTTD for a freeware version of Transport Tycoon, and SimuTrans .


1 year ago – stern face pic, best public potties in somd, thinky-doodle, FPS games, never say hopeless

2 years ago – Cinco de mayo – extended description

3 years ago – fleet week, cinco de mayo, network neutrality, kitten & rooster, mega m&ms, options, friday 5, dr who, prisoner, lj drama

4 years ago – 555, fishbone & dose pics, reference librarian scotto, oops-i did it again (30’s style), questions asked

5 years ago – not loving the phone, porno bob cut ? (it took until last month), amy’s diary, iconners, cookies, Florida state rock

6 years ago – ortho, There-folks giving me cool virtual clothes, WMD, star wars kid

7 years ago – I’m a sexy cusser, pop vs soda, digger mole, puppyfrog, maps, bad show, verisign, a date with destiny that was doomedCinco de Mayo, panda killer, Man Imprisoned 30 Years for Crime FBI knew he Didn’t Commit, other evil news, what’s your sign poll (Gemini won again!), C&I nightmare, smart sweater

8 years ago – Cinco de Mayo, panda killer, Man Imprisoned 30 Years for Crime FBI knew he Didn’t Commit, other evil news, what’s your sign poll (Gemini won again!), C&I nightmare, smart sweaterGeotarget