April 7th, 2006

police here frown on hoboes

8291 - And... it's a Friday.

Devo - Live on "Fridays" Girl U Want & Gates of Steel

Hey, so it's Friday! It's been a long week, even with Tuesday off. I'm looking forward to getting some rest this weekend.

Made myself a new icon, testing lj's auto resize images. looks ok. I'll wear it for a bit.

Lost was the best one in a while last Wednesday. Some decent acting, and set pieces.

Designed a mega-trampoline for 2nd Life, and it seemed to go over well with the 3 Sirens crowd. Launch and sound works well, but you still land with a heck of a thump. version 2.5 will be a bit more gentle. Timmy Turtle's pursuit mode is more realistic, too. (if you outrun him, and another person is closer, he'll home in on them.)

Viruses "trained" to build tiny batteries

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Reported abduction a false alarm (well, better that than an actual kidnapping)

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Starting this paycheck, I'm slowly, but surely building up a minor stockpile for hurricane season. a wee bit at a time, in the storage closet.

My current plan -

Plenty of food (that doesn't need to be refrigerated or heated) for Newt and me. (shoot for 2 months worth of everything)
Plenty of fresh Water to drink and bathe with.
Extra batteries for the charger for the radio, laptop, desktop and cell phone
Soap, toothpaste, two full first-aid kits
paper towels/paper plates/plastic utensils
garbage bags
hand sanitizer / wet naps
spare medicine / antihistamine
extra candles, 2 of those "shake flashlights"
lots of extra t-shirts, underwear and socks.
extra litter for newt
extra tp for me
spending cash in case of dead ATMs

more to follow as I think of it

I'm glad I'm on the third floor and fairly contained from flooding.

I took over ownership of the haikuarena since Chrissy isn't really active in lj anymore (over 2 years since her last post). I think I'll see if I can't get it active again.

Moment of Lyric - mp3 - via

Oh, yeah

There's a red house over yonder
That's where my baby stays
Lord, there's a red house over yonder
Lord, that's where my baby stays
I ain't been home to see my baby
In ninety-nine and one half days

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1 year ago - Dr Russell, MASS, undercover brother, kitty cuteness, meet force with force, walkabout pictures, America we stand as one, BCT commercial

2 years ago - +20 min, underage girl charged with child pornography, LSD

3 years ago - creaky, PotC, Bro

4 years ago - put all of oz on my palm, boat name poll, vending machines, Newt activities

5 years ago - laundry, Herb KornfeldGeotarget
scotto monkeypulse

8292 - Filler!

Some quizzles snagged from eryx_uk :

1. What's the weather like?

78°F - Feels Like 80°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: From SSE at 13 mph
Humidity: 60%
Pressure: 30.07 in.
Dew Point: 63°F
Visibility: 10.0 milesGeotarget

2. When is the last time you felt appreciated?

I've got some lovely friends who make me feel appreciated every time I speak to them. I'm very fortunate... I'd say via e-mail today.

3. What is the last bad news you heard?

That the prez authorised the leaking of classified CIA information, including the identity of a covert agent.

4. What is your favorite sad song?

Depends on the type of sadness desired/reflected. Mike + the Mechanics, the living years is a powerful one re: my dad.

5. Tell us about something you're obsessed with:

Information. Knowledge about anything, especially History, Science, and Sociology. Researching, (especially on the internet) of same. Feed my brain!

Go to Wikipedia and put in your birth date. Don't put in the year. Post in your LJ with three neat/important events, two births, and two deaths!

(My B'day is on Feb 02)


962 - Translatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor in nearly 40 years.

1653 - New Amsterdam (later renamed New York City) is incorporated. [Why they Changed it, I can't say, people just liked it better that way]

1870 - It is revealed that the famed Cardiff Giant was just carved gypsum and not the petrified remains of a human.


1208 - James I of Aragon (d. 1276)

1882 - James Joyce, Irish author (d. 1941)


1661 - Lucas Holstenius, German humanist (b. 1596)

1969 - Boris Karloff, English actor (b. 1887)