March 11th, 2008

bad water

9191 - tuesday

Watched the last two episodes of Alien in America while BHK snoozed on my arm last night - pretty good.

BHK got some nerds jelly beans (sold as "giant chewy nerds") when we went to Aardvark last weekend.

The Orange were my Fave, Green were hers. (as is our usual) The crunch really added something - I liked them a lot more than standard jellybean fare, even though I like jelly belly soda-pop flavors quite a bit, too.

On the C7 bus this morning, we passed another bus (R3) with the front banner flashing "call 911 - emergency, call police" on the front. I alerted my driver, and she said that it's a common accident - the other guy likely pressed the alarm button by accident and doesn't know better. I suggested that she call the station just to be sure, and she stated that it wouldn't be needed... someone else is bound to do it.

That puzzled me... what if the guy were in actual trouble? I got off the bus and contacted to police to let them know... they haven't called me back. I wonder if they're even following up on it?

I figure it's better be safe than sorry... If I see a sign that says "HELP!!", I'm going to act on it - especially if it's as simple as dialing 3 numbers on my phone.

Fancast - free streaming TV, full episodes (or just a clip )

BHK came up to the office and joined me for a secret lunchtime nosh in the parking lot... nom nom nom. I love seeing her, and a visit in the middle of the day was wonderful.

Pesky that I'm a little behind on my "book bingo" - I keep reading authors whose name end in B, W, or S! Bradbury, Wilder and Stewart aren't helping!

50 things I've done (or, the meme that would not die... ) meme continues with item 31. I...

31.'have been hit in the face with a pool cue... got me in the jaw. It was pretty unexpected - I wasn't doing much of anything, except putting my face where a guy was swinging on someone else. This was when I was 24.

32.'shot 3 day old dunkin' donut munchkins from a wrist rocket slingshot at people, and connected at 20 yards. It stings! That's a powdered sugar version of paintball. Plus, if you're hungry, you can eat your ammo. (Preferably soaked in milk first to soften them up.) This was when I was 15.

1 year ago - D&G off to NY, emergency prep meeting, potato candy, missed 300 with lj folks, birdwatching, everything test

2 years ago - quizzes, secret ritual skeletons, crapulous, neverwinter nights

3 years ago - Open house follow up, pacific northwest tree octopus, lj badge, credit card scam, lois lane's mustache

4 years ago - walk piccies (sudsy fount), CS bombed as a tech, zombies, condos, legal poop, broken website

5 years ago - Newt in a tub, wandering walk photos

6 years ago - I'm Newt's bfast table, at the doc, parrots & cuban food, Asimov died of AIDS, Dave's birthday on the 14th, spiders, squids,Stichomancy, and a little zen, death to smoochy, gypsies

7 years ago - good day, accomplished much, new phone, akimbo, Super Newt, fun words, random plotsGeotarget
Prisoner Quiz

Writer's Block: A Favorite Poem

some days are easier than others.

today was not one of them.

What is one of your favorite poems?


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole;
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance,
I have not winced, nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance,
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade;
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll:
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.