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9614 – Thursday

Happy 200th to Darwin and Lincoln! If they were alive today… they’d both be desperately clawing their way our of their coffins, I imagine. 

Santiago Meza Lopez, known as El Pozolero (the Stew Maker), says he stuffed bodies into barrels of lye for drug cartels.

Had tasty subs for supper! lemon pepper pseudo-chicken, and got BHK some Peanut butter Girl scout cookies as a not yet valentine’s day prezzie.

1 year ago – no call form bro, hellboy, snow, stamp increase, movies, RIP Gerber, cake and cats pix

2 years ago – vallies, no 24 with the lads, a little sick, tv watching, acim update from TD

3 year ago – vegan lunch box, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, American horror, ren-fest, crayons, movies, Neutral Good, colored t’s, cowboy gorilla, Val’s B’day, newtcam pix,

4 years ago – stretchy dream, journalist fired, cosmic muffin, star wars meme, C&H cartoon fave, baby tosser, don simpson’s journal (since deleted?)

5 years ago – goodies from mimi, time out and about, comment time limit, kill the ducky

6 years ago – vallies, stinky outdoors, Drama deck poll

7 years ago – popular colors, nice walkies, cooked palm, Aunt Val’s B’day, blessing reminder, I’m put off by nin (child abuse)

8 years ago – vagg, Aesop, Happy, Sleepy, good people in my lifeGeotarget

9514- Friday

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Friday- nice to see it back again. It was foggy beyond belief yesterday, and continues today.

Last night’s supper of Chinese food from the Octagon was pretty good – I only wish they hadn’t packaged the general tso’s tofu in such a way that I got it all over my work pants and jacket while driving home.

Back was tweaking up something fierce – I wonder if the barometric pressure was a factor, or all that fog?

BHK is using her super legal-powers to help with the condo issues – looks like we might get this thing ironed out after all!

While she looked up condo legal-ese, I did some back stretches,  overdue computer stuff, and checked out the demo of Left4Dead… that’s a beautiful game right there. The artwork is pretty top notch, and I really like the team play aspect. That’ll probably be my next purchase afte rI swim through Fallout 3 some more. Maybe someday I’ll get around to finishing the later episodes of HL2.

In other gaming news, BHK picked me up a new gaming joystick via freecycle. Can’t beat free hardware!

This weekend, we are likely to skip JohnCon, and instead go to Geppi’s Entertainment Museum. (I wonder if my metropass will count for $2 OFF GO GREEN! Show your ticket stub for public transportation for that day and receive $2 off admission to Geppi’s Entertainment Museum.)

Lunch today of "chicken" nuggets and mac&cheese was dang tasty. perfect for a cool, misty day

Got off work, and the Element has recovered from the hit we took from the deer. It still smells a bit of paint, but looks good as new.

Traffic was HORRID today. It took us forever to get anywhere!

BHK, Larry, Chris and I went to Selby – I guess the owners are looking to retire, sadly. I guess we had better get the pizza while we can!



Scholar finds Mayans’ buried highway through hell


The Washington Post is reporting that the shutdown of one hosting company has caused the total volume of spam to drop by 2/3rds. The company in question is McColo Corp. Both Hurricane Electric and Global Crossing pulled the plug today after a damning report revealed a number of illegal activities happening on McColo’s servers.


1 year ago – more fog, falafel, blog2blog, The Ghost of Foghorn Leghorn Speaks of Unrequited Love,

2 years ago – road pix, graffiti, spider girl gang, test vox crosspost
pictures – BHK doodle-writes on my pda, cartoon pic

3 years ago – moon cake, doom patrol, politics, Life Pref, butt jokes and political statements preferred
pictures – recent visits over 24 hours

4 years ago – monet’s b’day, comment/entry stats, america’s age, torrenting shows via rss, vouchers unconstitutional, prednisone, taking falluja, work vacation, newt pics

5 years ago – bollywood, pt, hooray for adhesives!

6 years ago – Male contraceptive, Dan met OJ Simpson, Newt-spoon Wrestling, peephenge, eating on the cheap.

7 years ago – evil news, gallimaufry , happiness machine recycled, writing apache modules

8 years ago – Bee-man lives, lucha, schizo-masons, Brian comment Geotarget

Writer’s Block: Reading Aloud

Well – keeping it to the mortal realm ("God reading the bible" would surely destroy me – the True Voice being is too pure and too powerful to be heard by sinners, thus, instant death.)

Stepping to mortal flesh, I’d love to see the Sermon on the Mount, even though that wasn’t originally delivered (if it was ever actually performed) as Author to Reader. I don’t speak or comprehend aramaic, but to just be there at the original would be beyond amazing.

Most of the literary classics were Greek, Latin, French and German. Even Borges nifty stuff is Spanish.

Perhaps it’s best to fade to more contemporary and in my native tongue.

I’d likely go for Mark Twain, as long as I could get a beer with him while he pontificated on his choice of writing.

Biblical Side note – The highest of the Archangels (and therefore the highest of the Seraphim), the Metatron acts as the voice of God and occupies the throne next to the Divine Throne of the Almighty.

Derived from the Latin Metator, Metatron can be translated as "guide" or "measurer".

Some claim the Metatron was the prophet that was turned into an angel, taken to heaven, and given 36 pairs of wings. Some believe him to be the angel that led the Hebrews from Egypt. A few theologians call Metatron "Lesser YHWH" which stands for the most sacred and unpronounceable name of God in Hebrew (well, the YHWH part anyway). Metatron is also said to be the tallest of the angels from 13 to 18 feet depending on the source, about 2 to 3 times the height of a normal man. For reference, remember that Goliath is believed to have been about 9 feet tall.

The Metatron was thought to have many names. Yahoel, Yofiel, Surya, and Lad are just a few of his 72 other names. Some believe that he carries the Jews prayers through 900 levels of heaven to God.

It is Metatron’s task to sustain mankind (as seen in Kevin Smith’s Dogma, he interacts with the humans to prevent their demise). He has been known as the link between the human and the divine. After arriving in heaven he was transformed into a spirit of fire and equipped with 36 pairs of wings. In addition, he has countless eyes with which he sees over all the earth. He resides in the 7th heaven and, when he feels like it, appears as a pillar of fire (as the one in Exodus which handed down the ten commandments to Moses). He is the supreme angel of death. God tells him who is to die, he then tells angels below him to take care of the gruesome task.

Metatron is said to be the highest of all the angels, more so even than Michael or Gabriel. The burning bush, pillars of fire, and any other time a human thought he was talking to God, he was actually talking to Metatron (except those sort who are actually just talking to themselves – who can say?)

9410 – Monday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BHK!!

Allison’s B’day! I buttered her nose while she was distracted by playing audiosurf. (Got it for $5 this last weekend.) I was a little disappointed that my mp3 of Christopher Walken reciting Poe’s “The Raven” was so linear.

As a gift / party-favor to all for BHK’s day – A GAZILLION Free to print and play games.

Oh BGG, how I thank the Internets you’re there.

If you’re not into free games, (or even if you are, dear journal) here’s a stop-motion zombie movie called Chainsaw Maid. Best zombie film this year. (from the same people who did Bloody Date )

No Lebanese Taverna Tonight – Falafel time must wait – instead we hit Gallo’s Deli – food is still pretty good. Not as superior as Selby, but only a block or two from the house. BHK opened the remainder for her loot tonight.

I got her an assortment of little trinket-treats – My faves were earring-studs in the style of mexican sugar skulls and a bottlecap pin with a pirate inside saying ARG in letter beads…. but I’m partial to things skully. I need to take a picture of BHK’s loot pile – other items were a lovey charm, a ouija board pin, and a horde of coupons to do / get things, from getting me in a good mood to a movie night with no snarky comments. (2 nights, if neither are Jane Austen-related).



1 year ago – BHK Bday, (buttered via nightstand dollop), lots of bayfest food and heat, parade, spidey lunchbox, tarot test

2 years ago – robo-post while I’m on vaykay with BHK, dragonfly-kitty pic

3 years ago – google talk, web-surfing, Katrina, Robertson apologizes, v05-blueberry, medieval career, book meme, palm doodle, weather, power-out phone post

4 years ago – bag lady update, Twilight Zone: Planet of the Apes

5 years ago – got bro a Ganesh, (but I skipped the digeridoo), law and order coloring book, first day at new gig as good server king of the south, gabbed with mi Hala re: jhumkas and moonstones, and happy thoughts of working with her, Shal’weez.

6 years ago – heroclix improvised weapons, deadly toys, poemtag

7 years ago – pirate joke, selectivity, amor, warning label poll

8 years ago – aliens operate on my body, rhymes, colors, stevie Geotarget

120 years ago – A plant grows in Mexteca, Mexico, which the natives call the “herb of prophecy.” A dose of it produces sleep similar in all respects to the hypnotic state. The subject answers with closed eyes all questions that are put to him, and is completely insensible. The pathologic state brings with it a kind of prophetic gift and doublesight. Furthermore he loses his will and is completely under the control of another. On returning to himself he remembers nothing of what he has done. –Excelsior Cottager, August 25, 1888.

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

9092 – Tuesday

Maybe it’s time to go back to early-morning posts. We’ll see how writing on the train works for longer pieces.

Met one of the bigwigs at the company today… he’s got a computer background, too. I’m hoping that will mean expressing system needs will be simpler. I think that’s likely to be the case.

I am admittedly curious about what BHK is getting me for Christmas. She’s dropped a few hints, all of them cryptic. Just the way I like it. It’ll be fun to puzzle things out for the next couple of weeks until I can discover what they are.

Clues are :

One comes with a chopstick
One was found in our yard.
One is being co-purchased with the the in-laws.

All are stumpers. I can venture a guess or two on item 3, but they’d be pure vapor.

In the mode of BHK, I am obligated to remind my dear journal that Masterpiece Theatre is going hog wild for Jane Austen next year. Another sign that my darling wife is a girly-girl.

When I got home tonight, BHK surprised me with veggie bratwurst with caramelized onions and potato pancakes. I am a lucky, spoiled man. We watched Fido while we ate… not a bad movie, not fantastic. Interesting in parts, and I’m more than a little amazed that it got made. Billy Connelly in a “Zombie as Lassie” film struck me as odd when I first saw the trailer… apparently Lionsgate is really running with the Zombie theme if the other trailers on the same DVD are any indication. Rave of the Living Dead ? Drugs that make ravers into zombies? The remake of night of the Living dead in 3d didn’t really grab me, either.

After Dinner was done, BHK gabbed with Misti for a bit on the phone… I took the opportunity to start stringing a few lights on the tree.. it’s coming together nicely.

Post Movie, we played Mario and Sonic at the Olympic games. I think I was too tired to play well… after doing a little gymnastics, javelin and hammer toss, it’s time for bed.


1 year ago – tree trimming pix, spam, note to write

2 years ago – val & rhonnie news, kreuger, bro issue, rs shopping, jellyfish

3 years ago – working with cubase / fruityloops, pork chop assault, manatee window kiss, mel 5

4 years ago – Ghost Bugs, Missing Chairs, News Stories about cats and physics.

5 years ago – holiday oranges, Joe Ostezewski, letter-words

6 years ago – vil news, bear suit update, walkies, visions

7 years ago – stinky week start, a pair of email fallacies, rhonnie has her incidentGeotarget Geotarget

9048 – mon

A quick peek of my office, taken with my phone’s camera this morning – not seen, the bright moon and Venus, first thing upon leaving the house this morning. Brilliant. Wave hi to DC!

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Lunch of leftover Chinese food was almost as good as lunch of leftover BHK casserole… but not quite. Dang tasty, anyhow.

Strange… we had trick or treaters the day after Halloween, and were only too happy to give our crusty old candies that didn’t make the grade the night prior. I thought it was a fairly unique situation, but it seems that it’s not an isolated incident. Note – we gave cute little kids the good stuff – chocolate, and smarties for Daniel (as he’s lactose intolerant), but any teens that came by without costumes got nasty stale necco wafers and clove candies that we hadn’t eaten in about a year.

Side note… do I really have to link to what trick or treaters or Halloween is? I doubt it.

We don’t have much candy left at the house, but gals at work still have huge bowls set out. It’s a real challenge not to grab a kit-kat when it’s right in my flight path.

I wonder how old is the “right” age to stop trick or treating… I always figured the cutoff was age 12, but maybe that was just me.

BHK had a meeting with the city, and afterward, we met at Thursday’s with the in-laws for a late supper.


Zombie Picture taken on the metro a few days back… good ol’ Halloween.


Considering that a Ford Model-T got as good or better mileage than most of today’s U.S. automobiles, I guess it’s not suprising that Henry Ford was, according to this 1934 profile, well ahead of the game in biofuels and bioplastics:

Science is discovering means of transforming products of the farm into materials for manufacture. Through his experimental farms, Henry Ford now successfully converts the common soy bean into automobile parts and an oil which makes up 30 per cent of the Ford car finish.

Mr. Ford declares that this plastic industry, this evolution of industrial agriculture, still is in its infancy and that its possibilities and opportunities are limitless. As an example, he points out that his laboratories have produced from the soy bean a tough, hard, yet inexpensive material which stands a pressure of 9,000 pounds without breaking… Ford and his chemists envision the time when automobile bodies, houses, skyscrapers and even great monuments may be fabricated from the soy bean.

Then again: maybe biofuels aren’t such a good idea, anyway.

via treehugger / kottke


1 year ago – butterfly world, swensons, pix

  • Pictures taken (and more )- giant lobster with a smile, butterfly world, one-legged day of the dead guy, iguanas

2 years ago – lithgow soup, hot in apt, STUKA!! memory, lonliness %, bus riverwalk pic, sasha/magda, bro, chicken little, tiki pic

3 years ago – ft laud pix, incredibles, win security hole, MUDD, 68th recovery

4 years ago – stream of thought, sports clix first view, first use of hr-dividers regularly?, Daler Mehndi!, interaction

5 years ago – Singing horses, SPEAR LANCASTER!, Newtie Pic, Vote For DUKES!, cutup poetry, heroclix

6 years ago – superhero dream, evil news, Daler Mehndi, vote poll, felon poll,Q&A poll, sleep ramble, FE-co the wonder dog, posting ~6 entries aday, Entry #3152

7 years ago – dead links, real change, and a trip to see Charlie’s Angels Geotarget

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We never did make it to Aardvark to pick up our Zombie Fluxx! We’ll have to do that sometime this week – must get it before Halloween! (only 10 more days!)

We have started eating the treats from our Halloween “Advent Calender” – counts down from 13 days. so far we’ve had two gummi eyeballs and a gummi skull.

Rather than journey south to Solomon’s, BHK and I headed out to another corn maze at greenstreet gardens. Had a haunted hayride through the back 40 to the cornfield – I think the hayride was scarier than the corn…. mostly due to the bone-jarring bumps and slides around the road in an unsecured wagon!


Bugah got Mario Strikers… we may have to get a copy, to play with him online. Probably rent it first, to make sure it isn’t a bum title, but the reviews are generally good.

Speaking of Mario, BHK and I thought it’d be fun to have Super Mario Brothers on the wii… 500 points later, there we go. She’s more skilled than I am – but I’m catching up. I hadn’t played it for about 15-18 years, while she has fairly recently.

more pictures as the uploader works – most are from homestead gardens harvest festival and store. I dig the hillbilly skeleton band. Darth Vader nutcracker for christmas? kind of keen.

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added gross bonus – peel and eat candy scabs. Blugh.

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1 year ago – saw damien, hippie days pic, reading lj pic, tubthumping, coming gp bday, viva broward, places to take bhk, voice post from cpu tests

2 years ago -thinking like a hippie, ingredient x, bath time, popular flickr pix

3 years ago – galactus hoodlum, destiny, my ingredients, smallville, lost, rain, kitty

4 years ago – Doctor issues, Bro issues, Spider-hair, palm piccies-skulls, monkey with a chainsaw

5 years ago – computer-poop, knot in my head, heart-gladdeners, accexpo plans

6 years ago – akahito poem, no eggs, super blue stuff, k-mart kung fu bin, fonts

7 years ago – strip searching 4th graders, child molester to wed, lost souls, robb cuts a gourd, lyrics, hunter thompson Geotarget

9024 – sun

No Zombie Fluxx yet! ack! We’ll be picking it up next weekend, hopefully. I’d like to have it in time for Halloween!

Went grocery shopping and then to get a Wii, but they were sold out – I nearly picked up a copy of Portal to tide me over, and may next time if the Wii isn’t in stock- I hadn’t seen any portal reviews on the new Orange box (Half-Life2 Episode 2, Team Fortress 2 (multi player), and Portal, plus previous releases of HL2 and HL2:episode one) I think it’ll be worth picking up, possibly just for portal alone – TF2 looks pretty fun as well – I really like the “Incredibles meets First Person Shooter” school of art. I’ll likely download it from Steam rather than pay for it at Target, unless the price is significantly different.

Post-shopping, we swung by the in-laws to watch The Natural with them and Louise. Not a bad movie… not as good as I remembered it, but maybe I was tired, too.

We went home, went up to our “treehouse” for a late supper of leftover Chinese food for me, and fresh cheddar on whole wheat crackers for BHK – watched the first episode of Journeyman – slow rolling but got better at the end. Quantum Leap redux – seemingly uncontrolled time travel, following a person to set things right, can bring items back and forth through time. He also seems to return to his home time, unlike Sam.

We also watched the Simpsons – corn maze / police dog episode. Poor to fair writing. I think the best part of the treehouse is just curling up with BHK and the boys for solid snuggles and comfort – especially nice at the end of the day.

It’s a good thing I gobbled up what I did – our fridge is now officially *full*. I don’t think anything else could be put in there, without knocking something over.

I wish I had Plastic Man or Mr. Fantastic’s stretchy abilities… I really don’t like running up and down stairs to the treehouse with stuff or just to see what’s going on once I’m settled in and comfy.

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1 year ago – mostly pics and video, gaming w/danny, election rigging

2 years ago – monster name, break dancing Dr. Zaius, Tarot meme, friday 5, 3 in a row picture

3 years ago – palm doodles, gray pumpkin ‘shop, dollhouse murders, flashtub

4 years ago – Halloween

5 years ago – moon pie contest, luck theory, work issues

6 years ago – love song, nap-coma, Cosquilloso, por supuesto, admirer poll, 28

7 years ago – membrane keyboard, ladies man, R.A.Wilson, donations, dogma Geotarget