November 12th, 2003

Kind lady

#6254 Ad income back, bro good luck, thanksgiving poll, magnetic snails

Bro won a cruise last night at his telemarketing job. Not too shabby, but his fortune has always spiked remarkably high and low. I hope that his good luck continues. Free food and Vegas shows, and fortunately, gambling isn't a vice of his.

Hippies just sort of plopped off for a half minute to say hi... it was nice to get a blink with Dave for a sec... he says that he'll have more time in the next couple of weeks to come.

It's not very rainy outside, but the wind is really churning right now. spinning the clouds, and making the sky a pale gray.

Natalie wrote me last night and is offering me $20 a month again for two text links on my homepage. Looks like I'll be getting more play paypal cash again soon. Payments started about this time last year, come to think of it. I'm all for text links with no pop ups, properly denoted as paid advertisers.

Random Scotto factoid - I'm really overcautious when it comes to handling hot objects. Toner/fusers cartridges, reaching into the oven, whatever. I'm almost a scaredy cat when it comes to retrieving / handling hot things... I'm not sure why. It could be because no gloves ever really fit properly, my wrists stick out or mitts are too big to get into a running laser printer.

Poll #203824 It is after Halloween, after all.

Which is/are your favorite Macy's Thanksgiving day Parade Cartoon Balloon

Garfield
0(0.0%)
Woody Woodpecker
0(0.0%)
Underdog
2(12.5%)
Raggedy Ann/Andy
0(0.0%)
Superman
0(0.0%)
Bullwinkle/Rocky
2(12.5%)
Popeye/Olive Oyl
0(0.0%)
Yogi Bear
0(0.0%)
Kermit the Frog
0(0.0%)
Donald Duck
0(0.0%)
Something else, written below
3(18.8%)
I have no idea what you're talking about.
1(6.2%)
I hate / fear all giant balloons!
3(18.8%)

Something else? (comments is ok, if you need room)


As always, feel free to post in comments for detail or if you can't do polls.

If you've ever had occasion to say, "Man, I really think the world would be improved if there were snails that had magnetic scales instead of those soft underbellies," you're in luck after all. Collapse )
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#6255 out and about

Called up the Gray Pumpkin... I was glad to hear that he was just offline and hanging with D'Moody the last week or so. (Pam visits at Thanksgiving-time these years) I got a chance to speak with Mrs.Pumpkin, but missed a chance to really gab and make up... I was surprised...I figured she'd be at work, and was taken a little aback. So I just asked to talk to GP, before I realized I could make small talk and be friendly with her. Ah well. Next time, maybe. There was a time when she was a good buddy, too, not just Mrs.P. Anyhow, I had a really nice gab with GP about this that and the other... mostly monster movies, old gaming, mental leaps, mutual acquaintances, and so on. It was a good time, and I'm glad I rang him up. (I'm even happier that I remembered that his long distance is free, and that he could call me back at no cost.) Man, if I went a week or two without checking my email... I'd be buried. I can only imagine the wading he has in front of him.

Bro called up... he wants to start a not-for-profit surf group. Could be interesting, but I wonder if he's up to the meaty part of the task. He'd like me to set him up with an email address and website, which can be easy enough for his needs. I'm not laying out any cash, though.

Swung by Twistyland and Archives (the used bookstore) this afternoon. The game store is sparse, but clean and sharp, with a lot of well-lit and clean tables in the back for miniatures/RPG/card gaming. The prices seem right, but the comic supply is better at the super-uber-humongous Borders a few blocks over. It looks like Tate's wins for now, but it might be a fun place to go with Dan to play heroclix over lunch sometime. They do sell a fine selection of overpriced pocky. I'll sooner get dark chocolate "Men's Pocky" at the market up the street. Archives had a lot of tempting books, and I picked up a couple of inexpensive novels there. I'll review 'em over time.

It looks like the landlord is officially selling the building here; a landscaper came by earlier today, to evaluate changes and work out what needs to be done to clean up the place by order of the new owner. I wonder if Frankie will become the new guy's problem after the place changes hands, and how long it'll take to change over ownership. Now that my back is better, it's time to start thinking more seriously about a condo now, just as a preparation for the future. I'll talk to the LL and see what things are planned.

A feature which purports to explore "120 of the greatest cultural, spiritual and physical pursuits in the world." (This issue, East Africa and the Masai)
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