April 6th, 2006

peace love happiness

8289 - Thursday.

Loki is pretty nifty. Surprisingly, it doesn't use win2k, only XP sp 1 and greater, but there is a beta for both MSIE and Mozilla, and seems especially useful for laptop or mobile computer users. Lots of nifty local items to check out. It tries to workout where you are and then gives you various tools for doing stuff with that knowledge, including inserting geoTags to any form that takes an input. Unfortunately, Shopping links to already dead cairo.

Current Location

Busy day at work today - fund raiser and setup for the golf tourney will stretch our staff quite a bit. Going to be a skeleton crew. Got an abduction call out of Collier County last night.

33 questions

1) Who is the last person you high-fived?
Not sure... either Rosangel or Gabby at work. Some sort of little victory, but it wasn't sarcastic.

2) If you were drafted into a war, would you survive?
I doubt that I'd make it through boot without getting 4F. So, I'd probably survive, since I wouldn't have to fight on the front lines.

3) Do you sleep with the TV on?
No, but I can. I use it to wake me up in the morning.

4) Have you ever drank milk straight out of the carton?
Sure... I'm a bachelor. everything in my house is fair game, unless I'm saving it for a guest.

5) Have you ever won a spelling bee?
Nope... I've done well in them, but never had a total victory. I don't remember any of the words I missed, but I don't much care for spelling bees. I prefer debate, or other mental bloodsports.

6) Have you ever been stung by a bee?
Yup! I can still picture the ripped out stinger pumping venom into my foot. Glad I'm not allergic!

7) How fast can you type?
About 45 WPM

8) Are you afraid of the dark?
Not if it's a familiar area. Strange places, I get a bit skittish.

9) Eye color?
Blue, looks anywhere from gray to bright blue depending on the shirt worn.

10) When is the last time you chose a bath over a shower?
about a week ago, when I just wanted a long soak.

11) Do you knock on wood?
I mockingly knock my forehead.

12) Do you floss daily?
No but I really should.

14) Can you hula hoop?
I used to be ok at it, but I'm not sure how well I'd do theses days. I suspect poorly.

15) Are you good at keeping secrets?
Depends on the secret. I make my own judgment calls. best kept secret is one not told to anyone, including me.

16) What do you want for Christmas?
Peace, Love and happiness for all that spread the same

17) Do you talk in your sleep?
Sometimes. I mumble, converse, and have on occasion yelled.

18) Who wrote the book of love?
Elvis Costello... or the Monotones.

19) Have you ever flown a kite?
Last Time I remember flying a kite was with Dan and April sometime in 2000, but I'm pretty sure I have since then. I had an awesome stunt kite that was lost when I lefe no-noes maldanado's place.

20) Do you wish on your fallen eyelashes?
and Newt Whiskers, and shooting stars, and whatever else is handy. birthday candles and wishbones.

21) Do you consider yourself successful?
I think so. I certainly don't consider myself a failure. I' moving forward, albeit slowly.

22) How many people are on your contact list of your cell?
58 people and orgs

23) Have you ever asked for a pony?
Well, I wanted a warhorse for a while as a kid. (as well as armor, and weapons training. Silly German Genes.)

24) Plans for tomorrow?
Work, get home, laundry, visit friends online. tuck in early and sleep late to prepare for a good Saturday.

25) Can you juggle?
tasks better than beanbags.

26) Missing someone now?
Not at the moment, but I was a couple of days ago. I still think about my pop regularly.

27) When was the last time you told someone I Love You?
Last family member I talked to on the phone... bro?

28) How often do you drink?
not too often. St. Patty's day was the last alcohol imbibed.

29) How are you feeling today?
Just woke up, but I feel ok so far!

30)What are you looking forward to?
The weekend! This week is moving at a good pace.. lots of work makes the time go swiftly.

31) Have you ever eaten dog food?
I've tried Milk Bone Dog Biscuits. They're like really thick, bland wheat thins.

32) Can you handle the truth?
Generally. I prefer it.

33) Any cool scars?
Some surgery ones on my back, one on my bottom lip - stitches, by my right eye - deflected ring from a punch, left ankle - trash bag glass gash, back of my right hand - cigarette burn.

Things seen to and from work yesterday -

Waiting for the sun to come up at the bus stop en route to work.
Time change returned the walk to in the dark.

The tree on the road island outside my office.
Green again, but still not as lush as it once was.

Regrowth on the tree right outside my office window. That was a pleasant sight during lunch.
I'm too jaded.. I think it looks a bit like a triffid.

1 year ago - appointment, bro homeless, electron thoughts, videos, broken umbrellas, space 1999:waka waka, 300 island resort, typo on bus, walkies pictures, beaten barricade,

2 years ago - smelly books, surreal compliments, passover joke, vampire game

3 years ago - sleeveless smock, downloadable toons, bunky kabalarians, colossal squid, CoC props.

4 years ago - landlord visit, green monkey pizza, pop pardoned the knights templar,nazi-looking stamp, Japanese business card etiquette, movies, tubers

5 years ago - Killer noise, looking for a job as a flaneur, Dave & Cathi PreggersGeotarget
scotto monkeypulse

8290 - Bus post - 040606 - 7am

It's been a little while since I last heard from my brother. I'm hoping that is a good sign. He's still unaware of my street address, though he could get it with only a modicum of detective work. He's very clever, despite his best efforts to harm his own faculties. No news frequently translates into good news.

dreams of being pulled like taffy and being planted as a new species of tree. no dryads, will 'o wisps or wood nymphs came to soothe me. there were peacocks, but fortunately they were mute.

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