June 28th, 2006

scotto piercing gaze superhero

8428 - More Links, less thinks.

I've been feeling a rather blah mood underneath my basic mostly chipper vibe for a little while now. I've got a lot of good things going in my life, but still feel a bit of malaise. I think it's just a combination of the time of the year, general stresses and the like.

I get cheered up quickly when I think of good people I know...LJ folks, not to mention phone calls or hanging out with Danny really energize me and return my thoughts to an even keel. (Usually... sometimes Danny and I commiserate to a point of being mutually cranky...or at least mutually tired.)

Coworkers are a mixed bunch... GG and TD are cool, but the higher much-a-mucks have been really stressed lately, and that's contagious. Nobody's really given me any direct guff, but lots of guff "near me". I have to remind myself to just let it go, and not feed into that mentality.

I've got 7 vacation days left to use before 8/25. Not sure what I'm going to do with that, but I know at least part will be sent going up to Virginia, to relax and enjoy myself. (Staying at the crash pad near Mom and Wilt.) Hopefully, a little sidebar to the Keys could happen, too.

I feel good that I've raised enough money (between my junk-food fund, now at about $70, plus the kindly donations of folks who click on my webpage ads at about another $100, and outright paypal donations of about $25) to do the bees option, Trees, and chicks a couple of times over. Unless I find an even better charity, that'll be where the funds go at the end of this month.

See, I feel less bleh, even just typing about making an improvement, and thinking about good folks in my life. Needless to say, Newt is a fine calming and cheer-bringing medicine, too. Thinking about it, I only lapse to humbug when I forget about all the spiffies.

Soccer / Football - Who Should I cheer for?

Ice Cream Truck Music!

Alert Map. I am altogether too fascinated with this.

Here's a breakdown of what the icons mean

When I build my superhero lair, this is going on a large screen on the west wall of the ready room.

Sample -

An unknown object has dropped from the sky in a remote village of Tsurma, Kiyawa local government area of Jigawa State. The object labelled "Adolphus 12" carried the French national flag that was covered with an 8 inch polytene bag attached with electronic gadgets, telephone numbers of France and Benin Republic. Eyewitness account told Vanguard that the strange object dropped in the village around 5.00 pm local time after a slight rainfall, which caused apprehension and tension among inhabitants. The eyewitness account stated that the object which appeared to be remote controlled from an unknown centre attempted to take off again before it was tied down by the villagers who subsequently alerted the Emir of Dutse, Alhaji Muhammadu Nuhu Sanusi. Vanguard reports that the object that was about the size of a 2,000-litre water tank has an inscription that says "whoever finds it should call the numbers attached, this is not dangerous, and it is a scientific experiment."

The object also has an antenna, four aerial wires, and a transmitter that looks like a satellite transmission mechanism. Vanguard further reports that the sleepy village was to turned to a Mecca by the news of the strange object as crowd estimated at about 10,000 trooped there to catch a glimpse of the object. Following the development, the Police authority in Dutse sent a team of expert from Bomb Disposal Unit to ascertain the true picture of the object. Briefing newsmen on the incident, the Jigawa Police Public Relation Officer, ASP, Ejike Nwakalor, confirmed that preliminary investigations indicate that the object is a safe scientific gadget with no destructive element, but could not say if it was an espionage object.

How To Make Anything Look Like a Toy - see also -
10 Free Plug-ins to Enhance Photoshop (virtual photographer is a new fave don't forget the extras)

What's on my flash drive.

Moment of Lyric - (Youtube is my hero, yet again)

Very superstitious, writing's on the wall,
Very superstitious, ladders bout' to fall,
Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin' glass
Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past.

oo When you believe in things that you don't understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition ain't the way

Very superstitious, wash your face and hands,
Rid me of the problem, do all that you can,
Keep me in a daydream, keep me goin' strong,
You don't wanna save me, sad is my song.

When you believe in things that you don't understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition ain't the way, yeh, yeh.

Very superstitious, nothin' more to say,
Very superstitious, the devil's on his way,
Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin' glass,
Seven years of bad luck, good things in your past

When you believe in things that you don't understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition ain't the way, no, no, no

Spidey 3 Trailer Yay, Sandman!

Nick Brandt's African photos.

Obscure Characters in the DC Universe

Self-reminder about more youtube cartoons.

1 year ago - mp plans, tired, miami vice movie filming, outdoor bro, open id, falling body, florida on florida, pictures, I don't wanna be stoned, zombie dogs, To live instead of exist

2 years ago - pick up the phone, explosion world, virtual frog dissection, viruses,giant clothes, roadsign, hulk coloring book, ebooks, puppy stops killers

3 years ago - plushie microbes, night flight, handguns, Scientology, newt pics, playboy

4 years ago - Newt smarts, moment of zen, moment of poop, political compass, dusty apt.

5 years ago - weird emma, peremptory, yum!, broken linkies, evil news, name poll, who do you love

6 years ago - breakup w/ April, Candle, submarineGeotarget