December 10th, 2007


9091 - Monday

It started with a foggy Monday morning. (sakes, that's even weaker than "It was a dark and stormy night.") Sleepy start, but a little nap on the train into work gave me a little jump start. Warmer lately... upper 40s, with very little wind.

Work progressed evenly, though there is plenty to do. The holiday cookie competition was launched in the break room - 4 entries this year. A white chocolate / cranberry drop, pecan bar with milk chocolate, an oatmeal-type square, and a rum ball sort of cookie.... I'm torn, because they're all good stuff. I think that I'll end up voting for #2 or #3... another sampling tomorrow will help me to decide. ;)

Lunch was leftover ziti and veggies from last night's din-din... it was yummy - garlic is a wonderful thing.

Heading home was a bit pokey, due to a delay on the green line... a person was hit by a train at Fort Meade, home of the NSA. My imagination makes me wonder if it's a spy or dark ops guy running away from the men in black. Some mastermind making off with the keyword list from ECHELON, no doubt. We have a couple of those radomes in North Beach/Chesapeake Beach, come to think of it.

Why yes, I did run a little program on the above for wiki-links. That's sort of distracting... I doubt that I'll do that as regularly again. I'm a little goggle-eyed just looking at all of the possible snap link-bubbles there.

Got home, and snacked on Cheese crackers while watching Gossip Girl with BHK. I'm not sure when the episode was made, but it sure has a writer's strike feel to it... Dixie from Brisco County has aged a lot better than Bruce Campbell. Then again, he's ten years older than her. Speaking of which... I really dug Burn Notice - Fresher to me than House... presses all the right buttons for me.

After a snack, we finally got to see Transformers, despite all the warnings against it. I tend to agree, that it was really cornball and kind of dumb, but it had a couple of fun bits. I wouldn't have walked out of the theater, but I might have complained about paying $10 to see it. Good for a no-brainer netflix night. Not worth seeing more than once. Speaking of flicks, I'm looking forward to seeing Machine Girl (note, blood-spray violence in the trailer - flying guillotine, drill bra, machine gun arm, and tempura / sushi trauma.)

BHK brought home two more game rentals... tried out one, Geometry Wars. Fun, but tough... very retro feel due to the vector graphics and asteroids / omega race vibe. Not a lot to it, but the controls are pretty nifty, and multi-player has some real bite to it.

Overall, we had a relaxing night - still no lights on the tree, but that's where we were last year, too. Tomorrow, I think that there's a strong possibility of putting a few more items up... our little outdoor teak tree has some all-weather lights on, and it looks terribly cute. Photos are going to have to follow soon.

As it is, I'm up too late! A quick link, and I'm off to bedski.

via flying_blind - (also responsible for pointing me to this keen transit site back a bit ago)
"Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project. It's goatloads of old Edison cylinder recordings, some downloadable, plus a selection of them can be streamed while your browse. And yes, they have "Yes We Have No Bananas", as recorded in 1923 by the Green Bros. Novelty Band. What more could one ask of any website?"

1 year ago - Tony vs Paul (still pretty dang awesome), newtcam, Annapolis cam, Xmas tree up, but undecorated.

2 years ago - complex life, sex roles, Narnia, big brain repair issues

3 years ago - Newt stretch, Mels' place, grumpy workers, lost good, many random Scotto factoids, best chitty-chitty bang bang line

4 years ago - movie clapper poll, hakarl, RI not nice, Rudolph: Behind the scenes.

5 years ago - Rubber monsters, the four humors, feculence, Jane Goodall believes in Bigfoot, prezzies

6 years ago - autochthonous, Nobel prize, Cetus, BEAR WINS; SUIT LOSES

7 years ago - nifty links, Fidel Castro's John Lennon statue, and life's perfectly swell, KMFDM Geotarget