June 6th, 2005

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7424 - OAS nearby

Organization of American States - 35th meeting taking place right up the street from work. It's going to play heck with traffic, and a lot of security hubbub as a result.  More info here.

I wonder if anything of significance will take place there? Some interesting milestones in the past. Lots of protesters out and about... Bush'll be there about 11am today.

I've been learning a lot more of my South American history, with a focus on Colombia lately, for obvious reasons.  Previously, I knew more about Brazil, mostly due to Wilton, Sabrina and the dense Brazilian community down here.



Some Web logs in my neighborhood. This one is about 7 blocks from my place.

Another list of locals.



Monday morning meeting in a couple of hours. I try to find something positive in it, and it's usually such a drag! Lots to do this week. - Quarterly hubbub again, already.



I'm glad to see a trend of burlesque making a comeback.



Yesterday's wet dried up about 9am, and became a beautiful day! I hope that the run for the bus is dry this morning.



I forgot until just now that I look more like Silent Bob than Jesus when I have a full beard.

Comparison:

vs.

Truth be told, I usually wear a ball cap brim-front.



Journey to the center of Earth Collapse )



The beta Yahoo messenger has a voice chat & voice mail capacity now.. I rather like it! The photo sharing still seems a bit buggy, though.



Episode 11 of Doctor who was a weird "continuity filler" tossing together elements from a few past episodes into a story. Mentioned Bad Wolf scenario outright.

Don't much like ol' Cap'n Jack. He's too much of a one trick pony... like a fat character on a TV show always talking about food. Typical, and funny at first if well written, but the shine is coming off. He needs more definition than just "horndog".

The villain of the piece looked a lot like Big Kahuna, too. That's an unfortunate coincidence. I liked the resolution of the issue, too. I was a lot more enthusiastic about the preview for next episode, although I've never been keen on reality tv, and the weakest link isn't my thing.



After Getting Drunk, Becoming Sober in the Night

by PO CHU-I

Our party scattered at yellow dusk and I came home to bed;
I woke at midnight and went for a walk, leaning heavily on a friend.
As I lay on my pillow my vinous complexion, soothed by sleep, grew sober;
In front of the tower the ocean moon, accompanying the tide, had risen.
The swallows, about to return to the beams, went back to roost again;
The candle at my window, just going out, suddenly revived its light.
All the time till dawn came, still my thoughts were muddled;
And in my ears something sounded like the music of flutes and strings.

-translated by Arthur Waley

swiped from flying_blind 's Sunday verse.



Favorite Icon of the moment:





Moment of Lyric:

I beg your pardon,
I never promised you a rose garden.
Along with the sunshine,
There's gotta be a little rain sometimes.
When you take, you gotta give, so live and let live,
Or let go.
I beg your pardon,
I never promised you a rose garden.

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Federal agents raid 'slave' labor camp in Fla. Collapse )

Well, this would happen right after the presentation, eh?



1 year ago - D-Day / Normandy, Cold Reading, plague cookies, shockwave, meme, chill out, first appearance of eryx_uk in my comments.

2 years ago - Hobbit Pub w/danny pics, DARPA

3 years ago - Troublesome evacuation issues for fumigation

4 years ago - evil news, laconic, hobbit names, aimbot, hungry, lj DDos, glow text abuse, misc wacky html, Scotto quirk, COPS, long chat with CEJ, Rudy-fibber, poo-health chart.

5 years ago - nil
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7425 - Moment of Flintstones Nostalgia.

The Way Outs are an English rock group that are mistaken for aliens. Although it was a radio prank, The Way Outs may actually be aliens. They have bodies consisting of four rings that can completely disconnect with nothing in between to hold them together. From the episode "Masquerade Party".

And a-one and a-two!

There's a place where I can go
And that's where I wanna be
I'm sayin' good-bye to you, good people,
For I've found a place for me!
(Yeah yeah yeaaaaaaah...)

Gonna go way out...WAY OUT!
That's where the fun is, way out...WAY OUT!
That's where the sun is, way out...
WAY OUT!

Where I wanna be,
For there's a place for me-e-EEE!