May 1st, 2008


9261 - Thursday - May Day!

Went to Supper at Mama Lucias with BHK and the in-laws... food was good and it was nice to sit around the table and make small talk. BHK and I split gnocci with marinara and eggplant parm.

No ghosts seen or dealt with last night, despite Walpurgisnacht.

New month - Things to do today - pay mortgage, check doctor's appointments and meds, and finish making out my will. (no particular reason, dear journal, just that it's out of date.)

Modular robot reassembles when kicked apart

One step closer to crawling hands and unstoppable robot zombies, I say. About time.

Nerdy thought of the moment.
d&d beasts owl bear 2

Self-comparison to Owlbear: Scottobear

Frequency: Unique
No. appearing: 1
Armor Class: 8 (7)
Move: 6" (bad back/leg- if repaired, 12")
Hit Dice: 2
% in lair:50%
Treasure type: K, W in lair
(if you know how to use a credit card or a checkbook)
No of Attacks: 1
Damage/Attack: By weapon type (usually 2-8, I think)
Special Attacks: Hug
Special Defenses:nil
Magic Resistance:Standard
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Size: L (6'6" tall, Broad)
Psionic Ability:Nil
Attack/Defense Modes:Nil

This intelligent, but docile creature will flee an attack if possible, but if cornered or if his home or family are threatened, will fight fiercely. His habitat is a cottage near the bay, with his mate and two cats. His hide is worth between 500 to 2000 gold pieces if sold to the right collector.

Both of us have hugs as special attacks.

She's just bein' Miley is stuck in my head... thanks, BHK!

I want to go with BHK to DC's month long multi-media event, ARTOMATIC. ( ). At last count, over 1000 artists are participating, and it's totally free to attend - it looks fantastic. (Plus, Britishink will be there, doing tattoos, so we can give Cyn her b'day prezzie!)

Britishink will be be recreating a working Victorian Tattoo Parlour, complete with a display of the history of tattooing, machines, art, and tattoo related photography. If you want to be part of the art, they can accommodate you and tattoo you there. (Cyn's portfolio is here and more stuff here - take a gander, she does keen stuff - our wedding present from her was a drawn (not inked on us) love knot that was gorgeous.)

Capitol Plaza I
1200 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Metro: Red Line, New York Ave., M St exit

ARTOMATIC opens on Friday, May 9th. Days and hours are:
Wednesday: 5pm-10pm
Thursday: 5pm-10pm
Friday: Noon - 2am (yes, you read that correctly)
Saturday: Noon - 2am
Sunday: Noon - 10pm
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
The last day is June 15th

Cute overload has tempted me too far. Must go see the baby elephant in baltimore.

Wikipedia has more to say about May Day than I might, this year. North Beach has a Maypole by the bay... I wonder when it'll be danced beneath?

I think it's neat that most maypoles are made of maple. I have no idea of the origin of the word maple, but somehow I doubt it's due to the holiday.

Random factoid - "Mayday" is the internationally recognized voice radio signal for ships and people in serious trouble at sea. Made official in 1948, it is an anglicizing of the French m'aidez, "help me".

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