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April 30, 2007

Hehe... I'm my own dream car...

I'm a Porsche 911!

You have a classic style, but you're up-to-date with the latest technology. You're ambitious, competitive, and you love to win. Performance, precision, and prestige - you're one of the elite,and you know it.

Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

June 10, 2006

Mmmmmm...

World Cup Soccer...

May 30, 2006

"This Day In History"

Joan of Arc burned at the stake, 1431.

May 29, 2006

Cool...

The best paper airplane?

May 25, 2006

I'm kind of chuckling...

The Skeptical Optimist: Pie char of who owns the National Debt

Hahaha... Click on the gif pie chart...

May 16, 2006

Rain... Rain...

Is it ever going to stop raining. It's all I've seen since the 10th. I guess it's better than sun and humidity. Blech.

May 8, 2006

IQ Test...

September 14, 2005

OMG! *LOL*

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Ummm... *scratches my head*

August 7, 2005

Grilled Pineapple, Vanilla Ice Cream

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August 5, 2005

Girls Are Funny Like That...

So... The wife-y drives me over to pickup some Starbucks coffee. Two triple venti caramel machiatos, one with skim, one with whole. The cute little 'boytoy' (I'm not including her name for privacy reasons) asks me, "So, where's your other half?" I say, "She's in the car waiting." She then asks, "Why is she in the car waiting?" I say, "Cause she has her running clothes on (hasn't showered)." She cocks her head and raises one eyebrow at me, then says, "Girls are so funny like that aren't they?" I say with a smile, "Yes, they are." And the cute little blonde making the coffee giggles and smiles.

August 4, 2005

R.I.P Hornet

I spent close to an hour today trying to kill a hornet that somehow mysteriously ended up in the basement. This happens at least once or twice during the summer. I have to say, It's now dead. Instruments of death were; 1 broom, 1 magazine, 1 quick spray of the Raid Hornet spray. Now usually the first two instruments of death work, but for some reason today this one would not sit still. The cats are watching it waiting for it to fly to their level of leaping. Pffft! No luck for them today. I said, "Screw this. I've got stuff to do, and I'm tired of wasting time here." I grab the spray, and aim. Wah`la! It drops from the air like a 747 with no wings. Yah! Score! I pick it up and flush it.

July 29, 2005

Spymac.com

I found this reading some Spymac blogs. This is a good reason to not have an account at Spymac.com. They filter your content. This is from one of their moderators, I believe. I've found no other blog tracking site that edits your content. Has anyone else experienced this anywhere else?

"Received from:
deurser01
Subject:
Your Blog
Received at:
07-28-2005 07:35 PM
I just had to edit the title of your latest blog entry. Please do not use profanity in blog titles as they do show up in the blog tracker. If you use profanity again, in a public fashion, you could have your account suspended.

-Deuce"

July 28, 2005

Food... Ramen

ramennoodlesandbeer.jpg Mmmmm... Ramen and Beer.

July 24, 2005

7/24

Yeah, so, I've been talking about my cat a lot lately. And yes, I'm going to do it one more time. We introduced Darcie and Arrow yesterday evening. Right now there is mild posturing from both sides. Growling, spitting, swatting. No wounds yet, but I don't think it will get that far. Arrow keeps stalking her like some obsessive boyfriend. She really dislikes that, and is quick to pounce on him when he crosses her bounds of personal space. She doesn't mind sharing a domicile with another cat, but she doesn't necessarily want to be chummy or close. Right now she seems to be tolerating him pretty well I think. I'm hoping it gets better.

July 21, 2005

7/21...

My girly was waiting for me at the top of the stairs to the basement door this a.m. As soon as she knew beyond a doubt that the feet she saw under the door was me she meowed. I said, "Good morning, girly! I'll be right with you." She meowed more. Not because she wants out, but because she loves her breakfast meal. I open the door and she looks up at me and sits patiently for me to close the door behind me. She runs down the stairs like a mad cat knowing I'm going to fetch her food bowl - meowing. I run back up with her bowl, and she sits at the bottom of the stairs waiting for me to return. She's funny that way. Today is the last day of her ear medication. Yah!

Yesterday we picked up the Oblongs Complete DVD. We watched a few last that night, and laughed our asses off. It's so sick it will crack you up.

Now back to listening to all my Marilyn Manson albums.

July 11, 2005

Quick Trip...

We will be heading off to pick up my cat Darcie in Ohio. It's going to be 16 hours of driving both ways. We should be back sometime on the 13th. She has a Vet. appointment here in PA on the 14th for a checkup and shots to get her up to date. I miss the old puddy-girl.

Ugh.. The weather there... From NOAA.gov.

July 8, 2005

Rainy Days...

Did a lot of stuff today. We went by the hobby shop, and I picked up some paints and a three pack of D engines for when I finally get my D Engine Rocket built. We (since it was given to us from our nephew & family to both of us rocketeer) have the Phoenix. Right now I'll be finishing the Black Diamond that I got for my birthday. Going to work on it this evening. I'll take a picture of it when it's complete. I can't wait to get to the paints.

While out I also picked up another cat carrier for my cat Darcie. We are picking her up in Ohio from the 11th through the 14th. We will be staying one night only, if things go right. Then leaving the next day with her. I picked up some Eukanuba Mature Cat food for her. She's 14 now, and I don't want her eating food loaded full of dies and other crap.

July 6, 2005

Oooo Oooo Ahhh Ahhh...

The day started off with the Comcast tech showing up, and replacing our modem with a loner till we buy a new one. We picked up a new one at Best Buy, so he will come by tomorrow and install it. Not that we need him to, but he has to pick up his modem anyway. While at Best buy I picked up two CDs of "Breaking Benjamin". Albums are "Saturate" & "We Are Not Alone". I also went to the dentist today for a checkup & cleaning with x-rays. I had not seen a dentist since 1999. In 1999 I had a facial cavity. They could not fill it then. Today the cavity is a bit bigger. Big enough to fill now. Not bad that I only had that one since 1999. The dentist said to keep up the good work, and caring about my teeth enough to brush and floss every day - multiple times a day. I go back at the end of this month to have the filling completed (gives a big healthy smile). Now off to catch up on my Administrative work that has piled up.

July 5, 2005

July 4th Weekend...

13 Mosquito bites, odd scratches and bruises. I still can't figure out how I got most of the scratches and bruises. *shrugs* Anyway. Thank god the heat let up, or I'd be cranky as all hell. But it was humid.

July 3, 2005

Something Funny...

Yeah, STFU.

June 25, 2005

*shivers* Spider

There was a spider on my desk this morning just to the right of my hand sitting there looking at me. *gasp* I was "ok" till it moved at me, then it had to die. It was a little furry black one. No markings. At least no markings I could see. I'm afraid of spiders. :(

Tonight we are planning to go to this TV Preview that we have tickets for. It's a focus group for new TV shows, and TV Ads. We are going to be subjected to 2 hours of this stuff. I have no idea what they will be showing till we get there. Maybe I'll blog about it afterward.

- Throws on some Infected Mushroom to listen to.

Update: Well, we didn't go to the TV Preview. There was too much work, and whatnot. Ugh.

June 21, 2005

Music, and Work

Working working... Listening to music... I had to write an abuse complaint to an ISP today. This particular person keeps coming back disrupting rooms, and harassing users. I just don't understand why someone would spend any amount of their time doing this. It's like 'they' have nothing better to do with their time. A suggestion for those of you who feel you NEED to do this. Go take a walk outside or something. Get a hobby. Read a book. IMHO... Harassing users at a chat site saying how lame they are makes you a huge hypocrite.

Going to grab "Cursed" to watch, IF it's in at BlockBuster Video. BlockBuster now allows you to keep your rental for a full week now. However, there are still the people that keep the movies past the 7 days that wind up getting charged a late fee. These people are bold enough to think they shouldn't have to pay the late fee - and stand there wasting everyones time arguing with the clerk(s)? You deserve to get charged! Being so unthoughtful of others as to keep a movie for over 7 days.

On the way back from errands we stopped and purchased two glasses of lemonade that the kids here were selling. It was worth it for the kids. However, the lemonade *coughs* needs a bit of work. We spent $1 for two glasses.

Music Albums Listened To:
Death From Above 1979 - You're A Woman, I'm A Machine
Tool - Aenima
Tool - Undertow
Rage Against The Machine - Evil Empire

More Family Stuff:
I called my Father yesterday, and he seems to be doing quite well. He was working in the yard when I called. And I heard everyone there yell for him. Hahaha. For fourth of July weekend he is heading up to his parents (my Grandparents) to install a new tile floor for their kitchen. Should be relatively easy for him since he's done it before. My father is a machinist. He actually showed me the big computer machines he works with on a daily basis punching in schematics, and making parts for construction companies and such. It's neat.

June 20, 2005

Family Stuff...

I called my Step Dad today to see how he was doing, and to wish him a Happy Father's Day. I found out that he recently got remarried, which is a bit odd considering he just got divorced late April early May. This was a bit disturbing for me to hear really. I'm still a bit put off by it. Now I really feel awkward. I'm going to have to call my brother soon to see what his thoughts are on this. I congratulated him anyway on his new marriage.

June 17, 2005

Comcast... Troubles...

The tech showed up from Comcast Cable. Replacing all the cable, and put in new splitters in the basement. This increased the modems signal, but didn't really fix our bandwidth issue. Let's just say it's a little higher than the shitty speeds we have been getting over the past couple of days, but it's still not what we are paying for. Changing in and out the router and modem also did not fix the bandwidth issue.

Oh, and my gemini.netkungfu.org domains are down till I can update the DNS to the new cable IP.

Update: DNS, all fixed for now.

June 16, 2005

What A Long Long Day...

Got up early ran over to Starbucks for coffee. Then ran wife-y over to the clinic to have an ultrasound test done of her abdomen - Just a checkup. I watched and it was quite cool to see her insides on the screen. We then headed back home to pick up my cloths that I received over my birthday that were too small, or just not my style. Went to the mall for that, but now it's done. After that we ran to Best Buy to return a movie that we wound up buying the wrong version of. We wanted widescreen instead of the full screen version. THEN it was over to pickup some more cat food for little "Arrow Boy" (Our cat. My nickname for him :P), and some ear cleaning solution. Back home we drove to pickup Arrow for his 2 p. m. Vet. appointment. He needed his last baby booster shot, and a general checkup. He is now 3.4 pounds and a healthy, growing, little boy kitten. His last visit he weighed 2.9 pounds. And of course we received the "Awwww, he's so handsome!". LOL After that it was straight home for the end of day. I then made salads for food. And I just now finished up my administration work, and I'm damn tired. Time for beer and relaxation! Shortly I'm going to upload an mp3 file of Arrow playing with the ping pong ball in the bathtub. Hehehe

Here it is... Arrow - PingPong Bathtub

June 15, 2005

Our Cable Modem... And Arrow

So, we call Comcast Cable today to put in a tech call for our network here. We think the modem is dying or Comcast has some other network issue in our area that they are not admitting to. Seeing as the modem is sitting here in Ranging mode - I think it's the modem. It's well over two years old now, maybe three. The tech will not be here till Friday morning to debug any issues. It's back up for now.

Oh well. No work for me for the rest of the day. Time to work on finishing my DVD videos, listening to music, and reading. Maybe work on a new design.

Arrow last night late was playing with a ping pong ball in the bathtub. Yep! That's right! A ping pong ball in the bathtub. Just use the bathtub stopper to plug it up and let the ball rip. He was entertained for a VERY long time. And right now I hear the ping pong ball swirling around the tub as I type. Hahaha! It's equivalent to watching a good game of footy.

June 14, 2005

What A Day...

After finishing my Administrative work load for the day I started working on converting some MPEG video to VOB output for DVD burning. It's coming along "ok" I suppose. I'm still waiting for DVD Lab to convert my files to videots and audiots along with the menu system for burning. And thank god that my videos are under 4GB in size. Otherwise XP would have given me the finger. There are no errors yet, so I'm hoping I'm doing it right. This is a lot of work to do this on the PC, but the experience is worth it. I shall post an update when I'm able to burn to DVD and it works.

If I had an external case for my DVD burner I could be doing this all at once in iDVD, or even in Roxio without all this extra effort. All Praise Apple.

Update: Yah! I rock! My DVD conversion hard work payed off. I'm pumped to watch my created DVD now.

June 12, 2005

I Feel Like Crap...

Yeah, my nasty little Aunt came to visit. How I hate her. My friend Pamprin should be kicking in sometime soon.

On another note... I got my Memorex Dual Layer 16x DVD-R burner installed. And I've burned a test data DVD. Came out just fine. I'm happy with it so far.

June 5, 2005

VANS

So, I went today and ordered myself a pair of VANS - Swirl's with birthday money I received from my Father and Grandparents. Yah! I can't wait to get them.

June 3, 2005

TGIF, Yah!

I dropped off my black and white Tri-X film for developing at the local camera shop. I should get them back in a week or so. Meh! I can't wait. I'm like all excited.

I've uploaded a picture to my Photoblog as a teaser for what's to come for public viewing. Hope you enjoy it. Better ones are coming soon. Probably this evening sometime. But first I must export and resize them, which won't take too long.

I had one of my Arturo Fuente Rothchild cigars last evening, and it was damn tasty with my scotch. Mmmm...

I'm craving pizza... Ugh!

Little Arrow woke me up hacking at around 4 a.m. The little guy coughed up a huge hair ball. I don't know why they call them hair balls when they look like stomach turds. Anyway, I turned on the bathroom light and he was snuggled against the wall in what I call the 'bunny' position (with his paws under him) - Just staring at the hair ball. When I turned on the light he kept looking at it, then looking at me. So, I picked it up and flushed it. Then gave him pets, and talked to him in a nice calm voice. He then trotted in and jumped up on the bed to lay with Mommy for a bit. I'm guessing this is his first or second hair ball since birth. He looked traumatized about it. But now he's ok. Going to have to get him some hair ball remover (goopy stuff) to mix with his food. That way he will hopefully poop it out instead of puking it up. I don't know anyone that likes to puke do you? <-- rhetorical question.

June 2, 2005

Birthday Gifts Arrived

Gifts from my friend Kim. One is the "Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross", and the other is "Wicked City" a really good anime. Yah! *hoogs* Thank you so much! :D

First Day Back

And I'm updated on my workload. At the moment I'm backing up my photographs taken, and I'm exporting them to an iPhoto album viewable online. Family and friends have access to this. I will be putting up non personal pictures to my photoblog shortly in a day or two. The videos will take a few days more to convert for web.

I finally fixed AA 2.4.. It just needed a clean install. Yah! I'l be playing this tonight if there is no clan gaming going on.

May 31, 2005

Block Island, The 31st

Everyone is gone now. It's just us and Arrow our kitten. We have an 8:15 a.m. ferry off the island tomorrow (Wednesday the 1st). Today is just periodic cleaning, and packing up. We are planning on doing nothing but that, and work today. Tonight is packing up the car. We should be home in PA by 2 p.m.

I'm tired.

May 30, 2005

Block Island, The 30th

We launched my Rockets today with the kids. Wife-y recorded the launches for me. The kids were there, and I let them do the launches and recovery. I just readied them for launch. The "Heatseeker" fell apart in flight. It came down in two pieces. I was concerned about this putting it together. I knew I should've replaced the questionable part in the beginning. This particular Estes rocket comes with a basic material flaw. The shock cord. This rocket comes with an elastic shock cord. Not good for heat. It catches fire and burns. I'm going to replace this upon getting home with a rubber band. They are more resistant to heat. Proof of concept is the "Outlaw". It has a rubber band as a shock cord.

We had good launches with the "Outlaw". It's had five launches with light damage to the parachute so far. Not enough to effect it's flight down. Easily repairable. Estes rockets come with plastic parachutes, so they are cheap to replace if need be.

Oh, there was A LOT of wind. I had to angle it to a point where I was worried about it hitting another house. I moved it another five feet to my left. It worked. And drifted back onto the launch field. :D The kids enjoyed it, but I think I enjoyed it MORE.

Mom and Dad have left to the ferry to head back to N.Y. One of the children stayed with us. The older boy G. Everyone else headed to the beach for a bit. After that it's to Club Soda for snacks, video games, and drinks. Yah!

Our ferry is planned for Wednesday, but we might try to catch one of the Tuesday ferries. The Tuesday leaving is iffy.

May 29, 2005

Block Island, The 29th

Today we biked from home into town to Rebecca's. A nice little take out place. They have great tuna steak sandwiches, and great BBQ chicken sandwiches. After eating we biked over to Scotch Beach to meet the rest of the family. We hung out there for a quite a while. I let my little nephew do flips off my legs. *chuckles* He kept doing it till I was SO tired. Aunt Kayetie called for a Time Out. After hanging out for a bit we headed back home on the bikes stopping along the way to take pictures, and rest. Lots of hills here, and they can give your legs a nice burn. After dinner, a beer, a few glasses of wine, and ice cream - I'm ready for bed now. Play a bit with Arrow, and read till I fall asleep. It's raining now (lightning and thunder). I haven't been online for a while now. I'm kind of feeling like a junky wanting a fix.

Block Island, The 28th

We went to the beach today. It turned out to be a sunny day after all. We went out to dinner at the Oar, after that we came home. I had a couple of Mud Slides, and a huge chicken ceasar salad. Was quite yummy. I've taken so many pictures so far since being here. I can't wait to share them when getting home.

May 27, 2005

Block Island, The 27th

I woke up around 6 a.m. from a horrible nightmare about wife-y. Errr. It was bad. I rolled over to snuggle up with wife-y to feel some comfort after it. She wound up saying in her sleep (Her also dreaming of being terrorized by kitten in her sleep), "Stop shaking the bed! Get lost!" Arrow the kitten gave us a ruff night. More her though. Ugh. I just got up and grabbed my book and read on the floor for a bit with the kitten curled up in my lap.

Today turned out to be a sunny day after such horrid weather. I actually got a bit of sun burn on my face today when we walked up to the shore with the kids. It was quite enjoyable. I finished off my black and white roll of Tri-X film, so that is sitting in my bag for when I return to PA for developing.

Earlier in the evening a wonderful dinner was made by the family. After was the birthday cake. Everyone sang Happy Birthday to me, and I blew out the candles. With ice cream also. Gifts followed, and I had a wonderful evening.

There was a bit of rain, thunder, and lightning this evening. But it seems to have cleared.

May 26, 2005

Block Island, The 26th

The storm last night was hellish. The bedrooms upstairs swayed and vibrated in the 50 mile an hour gusts of wind. It was disturbing. I've been through hurricane Andrew, so this was a bit odd for me. It made me nervous. So, I read my book and listened to music on my iPod. I also watched a bit of the Sponge Bob Squarepants movie, then turned the light off and went to sleep. I'm glad that storm is over.

Today the family arrives after 7 p.m. Most likely 8 p.m. if they catch the 7 p.m. ferry. We went for a walk today up to the beach near the house off of S.W. Point. I took both cameras. Took my Canon A85 (with Telephoto lens) for any color automatic shots, and my OM2-n for any black and white film shots. I'm almost done with the Tri-X black and white roll. When I get back to PA I can send these out to get them developed. This will take a week though, so I will try to drop them off the following day after returning. It will be interested to see the black and white photographs. Supposedly the Tri-X has better contrast, but the automatic/color black and white has a deeper black. I can't wait to compare the photographs from each roll.

May 25, 2005

Block Island, The 25th

Woke up today to a gray rainy day with hellish wind. All ferries were cancelled. No one is going off or on island. It's that bad. We did some errands with Arrow, and he rode along fine. He slept most of the time, which was good. We came back and the maids arrived to clean the house a bit before family arrives tomorrow evening. Of course one of the cleaning ladies was all gooey over Arrow. He's such a stud. *LOL* They are gone now, and we are making dinner while the boy slumbers. He's had a big day, and we are tired as well. Black beans and rice is for dinner tonight. Mmm.. And Pie for dessert.

May 24, 2005

Block Island, The 24th

Today is cold and rainy. So, there are no rocket launches today. I'm feeling so tired. I can barely keep my eyes open. I need a nap. Maybe I'll take one after a bit. But first I must do work.

May 23, 2005

Block Island, The 23rd

Today was a good day. Went into town to pickup some Duko Cement glue for my rockets. I didn't feel the Super Glue would hold long term. Anyway, I now have two rockets built. The Astron Outlaw and the AGM-57X Heatseeker. So far the Outlaw has had two successful launches. I have pictures, and a video that will be up soon. The third rocket I have I am going to wait till I get home. It's more involved, and I want to get some good paints at the hobby shop in PA.

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Video to come when I get a chance to go to the island library.

Now I have pie!

May 22, 2005

My Birthday Today

I woke up and opened up my Birthday presents from C. and P. C, gave me a beginners Estes Rocket Kit. It came with the Astron Outlaw (Blasts 600 FT high - 183 m), and the Black Diamond (Blasts 1400 FT high - 427 m). P, gave me an AGM-57X Heatseeker Rocket, and a SHIT load of engines. It goes up to 800 FT (244 m). I'm going to take some pictures after building them to put up here. Thank You!!!! :D

I'm in the process of building the Astron Outlaw today, and will be finished today. It will be my first launch hopefully sometime this week. Yah!

I had some homemade baked potato soup a bit ago. And we are going out for drinks soon. While out we will order out from Eli's. I pretty good restaurant on the island. Mmmm... And bring it back here to munch down.

May 21, 2005

Saturday... The 21st

Woke up a bit late today. I was SO tired. Spent most of the day so far playing and interacting with Arrow. He seems to require it for now. Went a bit ago and picked up some extra items from the grocery store. For dessert... Blueberry pie, and a pumpkin pie for my Birthday tomorrow. Mmmmm... PIE!

I had a couple of bad DNS servers in my DNS setup, so this is fixed now. I can get anywhere now, although it's REALLY damn slow. While at the house I'll be on dialup. So, I won't be online for too long. Just long enough to check my email, and do my Admin work. Can't keep the phone line tied up. Oh, how I loathe being on a dialup modem. :( I'm hoping that we can pop into the Public Library for a bit sometime while here.

It's been overcast here on Block Island, and chilly.

May 15, 2005

Sunday And The Gremlins In My Head...

I feel completely exhausted, sensitive to light and sound. Lethargic after yesterday evening with a migraine. I still have a bit of a regular headache. More ghost pains I suppose. I couldn't sleep last night at all. I finally fell asleep in the wee hours of this morning. Didn't want to get out of bed AT ALL. But I laid there for a bit just staring off into space.

I'm just glad I finished my work for the day, although it did take me a bit longer to complete it.

May 14, 2005

Ip Audit Is Finished... Yah!

Thank god, it's done. What torture it was. Tedious. Now it can just be maintained with strict editing rules. Now to find something fun to do.

May 13, 2005

Talk Of Closing Willow Grove Reserve Base...

They say it will save everyone tax dollars. Ok. What about the occasional Willow Grove Air Show that you take your kids to see that they always enjoy? If it really closes, then this fun family outing will be no more. I enjoy going to the Willow Grove Air Shows. It's a nice day out, and you get to pig out on junk food. And buy trinkets you really don't need while enjoying the high flying acrobatics of the pilots. This will be a sad day.

May 10, 2005

We Went Shopping For Kitten Supplies...

Holy Shit! We spent lots of money on toys, food, grooming supplies, and other added stuff. *laughing* I haven't had this much fun shopping in a long time. We pick him up from the breeder on the 17th of this month. He is a Seal Point Siamese. Yah!

May 8, 2005

Happy Mother's Day

That's right... You Mothers!

:D hehehehe... bleh... What a lazy day.

May 1, 2005

Bleh? Sunday?

It?s a sunny day today, but a bit cool. I might go on a bike ride with my camera, and iPod. If I take anything good I?ll put it up on my photoblog, and link a few here. I have to try and find a bumblebee, or a bumblebee on a flower for a friend. No, I haven't forgotten. The past few days have been shitty for bumblebee 'capture'.

Update: Well, right as I was getting ready to head out of the circle a migraine comes on. I immediately start losing my eye sight. I only have half my vision. I head back inside to lay down. Wifey was sad that I couldn't go, and she was looking forward to a nice long ride with me. Sowwy! :(

April 30, 2005

oy...

Meh... sighs...

April 26, 2005

Grrr... Screw The Title!

I updated my 2005 gallery with an iPhoto export. If anyone notices any graphics not showing up right in my blog here email me. Or post on one of my current posts in the comments section. The link is in the left menu area there. Enjoy. :D

I went out and took some pictures today. Some pretty flowers. And a cute little baby bunny - I almost stepped on. Good thing I was looking down when I was walking. I would have cried for days, if I had hurt the little fellow. Seriously. I would have had to see a head shrink, because of this little bunny. OMG.

I'll put up the pictures shortly on my photoblog.

Update: Pictures are up. Enjoy!

April 19, 2005

*Gasps*

I'm shocked... The device is to prevent rape.

FemDefence and here is the Background

:O

April 15, 2005

Frustrated...

I?ve been grappling with selling my background/wallpapers, and how to go about doing it. Right now I have a small store setup with Coppermine.

My concerns are? 1) Do I put up the graphics at a 400xwhatever size for viewing only. People buy then I email the graphics to them. 2) Do I put up the graphics with the original sizes risking increasing bandwidth charges, and getting ripped off at the same time. (This will happen. I have no way to limit the download(s) to people that actually purchase.)

I don?t know, but I?m sticking with #1 right now.

What about other services? Well, I'm using one right now in addition to my Coppermine site. The problem with using D.P. (figure out the name for yourself) or any other service like this; is it?s not free. They get a percentage of what you sell. Sure it?s free for the first 60 days, but after that you get these shitty spam letters saying your pictures/graphics will be deleted if you don?t turn off the store front for those pictures/graphics, or buy a membership. Why should I have to buy a membership when you are already getting a percentage for anything I sell? This little scenario is what I am running into often.

I think I?ll stick with my Coppermine site for a while. I make all the money and do all the work. Sounds good to me.

April 13, 2005

I Want...

Ok. This would make a really great birthday gift. *hint hint*

Who doesn't want their very own flying saucer? Huh? Huh?

April 9, 2005

Meh..

These shoes are so sweet. Puma ? Velez Drools like a freak.

Still working on the new Bryce creation. Something a little different. Not sure when it will be done. But should be soon. Inside my head I hear, ?But when is soon?? ? And an adult saying, ?Soon, means soon.?? The render is at 4%, and it?s 1:14 p.m.

Update: After fighting a migraine for a several hours my render is at 53%. This is going to take most of the afternoon it seems. Ugh! My head is killing me.

April 8, 2005

Friday

Earlier I was working on a new Bryce 3D creation. It needs more work to be realistic. I'll work on that more tomorrow.

gavins.jpg We went to Gavin?s for a celebratory drink for P. The girls working there are HOT. Attractive. Sweet natured. The girls wear these white, tight shirts with Gavin?s printed over the left breast. And these cute little short black skirts. Reow! The music was a bit loud for conversation, but who cares after a couple of glasses of Guinness draft.

Now to play some AA for a bit.

April 7, 2005

Thursday

For the past couple of days Comcast Cable has been muddy shit. Either a router fried, or they are having DNS issues. It?s only been in the afternoon though. Around 3-6 p.m. And it goes out totally at 5:15 p.m. So, we call for a day?s credit. Why? They never have it back up fast. It?s always over 2 hours for repairs. Comcast says the DNS/routing is out in a large area. They are not sure as to why. Right.

MSN shows me as constantly going on and off.

Now I sit reading a comic (?The Authority?). It?s damn good.

We went to see ?Sin City? today, and we both thought it was good.

Has anyone heard ?50 Cent ? The Massacre? album? Too much gangster rap for me. Oh my god! That?s a lot of anger for someone to be carrying around. It actually distracted me from sketching. I stopped sketching and just listened to the rest of it. I just don't know.

Comcast seems to be back up somewhat. Oy.

April 6, 2005

***No Title Damnit***

So, the wireless router went out today. What an inconvenience.

Made sandwiches (egg & ham salad). After that I went for a walk with my camera and iPod. It?s a nice day out, and sunny. And I?m a bit pale. Not a translucent pale, but lily white pale. It?s hot when you?re out there walking though. Oh! I took some pictures. Holy Heat wave! I?m staying in the basement. It?s much cooler in the basement with cement walls.

Back to doing laundry and listening to music.

April 5, 2005

You Crazy!

Well, I got up way early and made coffee and homemade peach pancakes. I go in to wake up the wifey, and she says, "Where is kayetie? What have you done with her?" Apparently I got up too early. *chuckles* The pancakes were super yummy though. *stands like superman with her hands on her hips giving a sly smile*

Has another bucket of coffee. Yah! I have enough caffeine to take over the world. *laughs* ... And to fuel a small refinery.

I also digitally recorded from my ComproTV card a "Robot Chicken" episode(s) that I always seem to miss. It's late at night when they come on, so I have to record them. Then convert with Dr. DivX to a smaller compressed .avi file. I'm not entirely happy with the quality though of the final file. It went from 900MB to 77MB in size. There is some pixel'ation. I need to find another plugin for Dr. DivX or some other application to do this with better video quality. I found a free conversion utility at FlaskMPEG, which I am currently trying to see if it will reduce file size and convert to .avi format.

Bah! It was more like spring out today. It was quite warm. The bumble bees are out along with the wasps in force. I hate wasps. The bumble bees are the equivalent of a big dumb jock. *nods*

April 2, 2005

Yah! It's Saturday...

*hehe* So, I'm sitting here after doing a bit of work trying to figure out what to remove from my iPod to make room for other music. The problem is eventually I want to listen to the album I just removed. Ugh! This is hard to do for me. I never know what I am in the mood for. I'm sitting on IRC, and in MSN. No one is chatting at me today, strangely enough.

After I think I'm going to go through my photographs from Easter, and put some up on my photoblog.

April 1, 2005

hahaha

Oh boy What a lovely show of Republican Force.

Ann Coulter could start a riot just from her presence, me thinks. *lol*

Oh Well...

MSN is acting up today, so I'm sitting on irc.blessed.net. Channel: kayetie, lesbian, macintosh. :)

March 23, 2005

Sketching & Playing In Flash

I did some more sketching in my little book. Dragons. I love dragons, but I honestly need to practice drawing them a lot more. I also was playing in Flash a bit with cartooning. Surprisingly you can cartoon quite well in it. Thumbs up to the Macromedia team on that application.

What was I cartooning you ask? Sorry, that's top secret. On a need to know basis. At this time that is. *hehe*

Maybe I'll scan and put up a few of the dragons I've drawn. We'll see.

Also, it's been a shitty/rainy day.

March 21, 2005

No Sun, No Fun

So, today is gray and gloomy out. Depressing if you want to take a walk. It's around 39F, and it feels colder outside. I'm working on a new design today. Sorry, no estimate on completion. I'm listening to "HHGG", and sitting on IM. Must do other things while render completes. And I'm periodically sketching in my book.

March 20, 2005

Old Radio Shows

This site is really cool. You can listen and download old radio shows.

http://www.radiolovers.com/

March 19, 2005

Philly Steak & Crab

I had French Onion Soup, and Lobster & Crab Ravioli as my main dish. For dessert I had Chocolate Cream Cake. I ate the whole peice of cake. None for you!

The food was great.

Please don't be so harsh on the photographs. It was a bit dark inside. Romantic for couples. The pictures came out a bit too bright.

We had a fine dining experience overall. A wonderful evening out.

March 15, 2005

Long Day Out

We did some grocery shopping today, and got everything that was on the list. Then over to CVS to pickup from the pharmacy. After that it was back home to unload the groceries. We decided the milk wouldn't last too long in the trunk in 40 degree weather in the sun. It was warm in the car. After unloading we headed back out to Best Buy to pickup "The Incredibles", then off to Pep Boys to pickup some antifreeze/coolant for the car. On the way home I picked up some beer. That was it, but it was a long outing.

March 12, 2005

:P

I'm back home. Now to relax before dinner. Ugh.

March 8, 2005

Rain, Then Snow

Today started off with rain, and now it's snowing.

Update: It's now 3:03pm and the wind has picked up. It's damn nasty out today.

March 6, 2005

Seagull In Pennsylvania?

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Ok. Someone tell me why there is a single Seagull in the middle of a shoppping center in Horsham, Pennsylvania? These birds are not commen for the area, and I haven't seen any here at all. Why now?

yeee

I am working on a new design. Hopefully I will have this up by late evening, or tomorrow sometime. It will depend on how long it takes it to render. Finished my work that was in my inbox. Just designing and waiting on incoming requests. Ahhh... Back to it.

February 28, 2005

It's Snowing Today

We are suppose to get 3 to 5 inches, but we'll see.

My renders are downstairs waiting on me, but it's dreary downstairs. Depressing. It's dark and gloomy. I'd rather stay upstairs. So, I can't be bothered to get the renders that I've done. I think I prefer to just start a new one on my iBook.

There is a newer version of MacJournal 2.6.1 out, so give it a whirl. Freeware. I prefer this particular journal, because you can password it, and you can have multiple journals. You can also post to LiveJournal or Blogger with it.

Update: It's up to 8 inches now for the storm. Big Snow Storm Moving Up The East Coast

February 27, 2005

Patiently Waiting

For this render to complete. It's taken most of the day, and it's still 97% complete. Right now I'm sampling the new Tori Amos Album "The Beekeeper". I like it so far. *smiles*

February 17, 2005

What Is Your Seduction Style?

Your Seduction Style: The Natural
You don't really try to seduce people... it just seems to happen. Fun loving and free spirited, you bring out the inner child in people. You are spontaneous, sincere, and unpretentious - a hard combo to find! People drop their guard around you, and find themselves falling fast.

February 16, 2005

Bank, and Mall

Before heading off to the King of Prussia Mall we stopped by the bank to take out some cash for the trip. On the way into the Citizens Bank (Maple Glen) parking lot we notice that a man hole cover is missing. I take a couple of pictures, and then wifey runs into the bank to let them know that someone stole their man hole cover. I can't believe that no one noticed it gone. The thing is flooded with water. Not to mention you could screw up your car, or lose a small child.

Anyway, I picked up my pants at Brooks Brother's. Putting them on again after being tailored made me feel all tingly inside. *hehe* We walked around for a bit. Went into the Discovery store to look around. We spent WAY too much time in there. Then looked around in EB Games, Sears, and Brookstone. Oh, and there was a pit stop at the bathrooms.

On the way home we stopped and picked up a few things at the grocery store. Toiletries and such. We then picked up some Quiznos subs for chow. Mmmm.

February 10, 2005

Today

After a morning 'hangup' we hopped into the car and drove to StarBucks. Once the coffee was attained we headed over to Micro Center to pickup wifey's iShuffle. That done we jumped in the car and drove a little further to King of Prussia Mall. There we went into the Apple Store, and then to Brooks Brother's to return my dress pants, and get another pair that were feminine yet not too flaired in the legs. Wound up paying a little more for them, but I got them fitted while I was there. I pick them up on the 16th. On the way back home we were held up (traffic here sucks anyway) by President Bush's little visit. He came in through the air base here. Thanks for the traffic jam!

February 6, 2005

Super Bowl Day Boredom

I did my weekend work load. That's that.

I'm sitting here killing time. Played in Photoshop for a bit today. I'm listening to my iPod and sipping a beer before the game starts. Overall, it's been a boring day so far. Sundays always are quite boring for me.

I really hate Super Bowl pre-game B.S. Ugh. It's torture to watch. I'd rather be watching a good soccer or hockey game instead. I often wonder why American football is called 'football' at all. It doesn't make sense when it's mostly pass and carry. When soccer is the sport that should be called football, really.

January 31, 2005

What A Day

Wound up going to see a movie today, "Hide And Seek". The way it was advertised totally throws you off from what the real premise is for the movie. Not saying anything more. Go see it and form your own opinion about it.

On another note... I will no longer be putting up graphics, or pictures on The Cerebral Dump. All pictures will be thrown up on my Photoblog, which is on my home cable network. All 2D & 3D graphics will be served from there also, unless I upload them to my deviantart page. All is linked above. Sorry, have to start cutting down on bandwidth usage since my traffic has gone up. Graphics can be a bit of a bandwidth hog.

January 30, 2005

Pomegranate

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(click to enlarge)

Who knew that such a delicious, mouth watering fruit would be so disgusting to clean and deseed? We had this late last night around midnight as a late night snack. We couldn't wait for breakfast. *chuckles*

For breakfast today I made french toast. It was yummers!

January 25, 2005

Today

Oy! I had to do a little maintenance on my Malebolgia action figure from Spawn. When you push one of his spines he does this really good evil laugh. It's my favorite out of the figures I have. He sits next to my desk. Anyway, I had to take his back apart to replace the batteries today. He took three AG13's.

Oh, and I purchased the DVD of "Ghost in the Shell - Innocence". It was good, so I had to buy the DVD. *chuckles* I love GOOD Anime.

January 24, 2005

It's Snowing Again

IMG_0147.jpgWe were suppose to only have a 30% chance of snow this evening. While I was walking with my camera it started snowing again. Have the weather forecasters even been right?! Hmmm... No! Looks like another foot or so is coming down.

January 23, 2005

1/23

The storm has ended, and it's a bright sunny day. I'm off to shovel out the cars, and maybe head to Best Buy to get a case/clip for my new cell phone. MSN seems to be down today for IM. It's unreal that they can't keep this running. It goes down more than any other IM service.

Update: All dug out, but I'm damn tired. I even shoveled a little bit behind the neighbors car so they could get out. I'm so nice. I'm beat *sighs*. Now to have some warming soup, and then head out to pick up a case/clip for my phone.

Update2: I got my phone case/clip. And of course I had to make it shamefull by buying a wireless mouse/keyboard (Model No: 1008, 1027, 1012).

January 22, 2005

Snow Storm, 1/22

We were suppose to go out for breakfast with a friend of ours, but ummm, he went to bed late and woke up late. So, that was a no go. Went out anyway to get some coffee and a snack.

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This is the start of the storm. It's suppose to be getting worse by 3 PM today. I'm going to try and grab the tripod and take some picks when it gets heavier. I'm sitting in the living room watching it, and it's getting heavier by the hour. The current temp is 11?F (-12?C).

Update: I have 40 pictures, and 3 videos. I have to resize, and convert the video to DivX. I'll try and throw a few up this evening. There is LOTS of snow to play in! :P

Update2: Pictures of me, taken by C.


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January 21, 2005

More Snow?!

Suppose to be getting much more snow. Oy...

SNOW IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE INTO EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, EASTERN MARYLAND, DELAWARE AND SOUTHWEST NEW JERSEY LATE SATURDAY MORNING AND THE REST OF NEW JERSEY BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON. TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS AFTER ALL IS SAID AND DONE WILL AVERAGE 10 TO 15 INCHES ACROSS THE ENTIRE WARNING AREA.

noaa.gov warning

January 18, 2005

No Basement For Me Today

It's just too damn cold down there even with the kero-heater on. The cold just seeps through the brick wall down there. I will be working upstairs today on my iBook, and using remote desktop to connect in to my PC to use Terragen. It's kind of cool to do that. I'm such a geek.

For lunch... Grilled cheese sam'miches with chunky chicken soup. Mmmm... Something warming, and soothing to eat. Always yummy on a cold day. I should get started on that.

Update: Lunch was great. It was yummy!

Talked to family for a bit on the phone too.

January 17, 2005

Holiday

Apparently it's Martin Luther King Day, and no one is working here. Just me. *chuckles* My Admin work is done for the day. I did what 'needed' to be done. After all, it is a holiday.

I slept Ok. I guess.

I've got NPR news on my FM/PC radio.

I need more coffee.

We had a short period of snow flurries today. It was pretty while it lasted. It feels odd with it being cold with no snow. It's just wrong.

I need to go get my Brooks Brothers dress pants tailored. They are a bit too long. I might just exchange them for a different style, as the ones I have now are a bit too feminine for me. However, I still like them. They have a nice feel to them. The problem is I have to drive pretty far to get this done. I'm dreading it a bit, because this mall is usually really packed with people. Too many people for me in one place. Every time I go to this mall I feel like a sardine.

Goes back to listening to NPR, and designing.

Update: I had P's spicey chilli (could be hotter) over rice with jalapenos. MMmmm... It made it perfect. *huge smile*

Update2: Tonight it's suppose to be bitterly cold according to weather.gov. Hmmm... So, for you ladies that means, if you venture outside your nipples will be hard enough to cut glass. I'm staying in.

January 13, 2005

For Those Of You...

Who visit my weblog... This is me smiling... And just so there is no doubt... I SEE YOU! Ahhhhh!

January 9, 2005

Another Work Day

Sitting here at my desk in the basement sipping coffee, and listening to all my "Bush" Albums on my iPod while working. If you don't know who they are you can sample them on iTunes.

I need more coffee...

January 8, 2005

Bennigans... Not-Again-s...

A summary...

But FIRST... We went to Ruby Tuesdays. It was a fourtyfive minute wait. We said, "screw that mess", and went to Bennigans. OMG! What a freaking nightmare. We got there and asked how long the wait will be. Host says, "twentyfive minutes". We shrug and say, "Ok". We then head to the bar to order drinks, and wait to be seated. After twentyfive minutes has passed (and then some) they call us to be seated. We sit. The waiter comes over and asks us if we would like to order drinks and an appetizer. We say, "yes". The second order of drinks arrive, then the appetizers show up shortly after. We finish the appetizers, and it's now been an HOUR since we placed the order for the main meal. We ask the waiter to check on the meal. He comes back minutes later, "I'm sorry but the cook lost your check". We look at one another. P. says to the waiter, "I would like to speak to the manager please". Waiter says, "I'll get him". Minutes later the waiter comes back and says, "I'm sorry, but the manager will be a few minutes". We wait... And we wait... And yes, we wait longer. Waiter returns again and says, "I'm sorry, the manager will be right out with your food". P. says, "Uh huh, Why don't you take me to see your manager", grabbing the waiter by the sleeve (softly), and they head off. It reminded me of some movie line, "Take me to your leader". P. comes back... "I talked to the manager, and he's 'taken care' of the bill". I have to say, it was shitty service.

I Hate The Rain...

Again, more rain. I'm so tired of it. It's been raining off and on since the Fall. I have to say, it's rained more this year than any other of me living here. I'm about to snap. I've got the rainy day twitches. *twitch twitch*

Still drinking coffee.. Mmm...

I think there is something screwy going on with MSN today. Looks like blogging, and email till it's resolved on my end. *shakes in withdrawal*

*twitches*

*throws on some Godsmack*

January 7, 2005

The Sun Didn't Last Long

It got colder while I was walking, and the sun all but ran back into the sphincter in which it came from. Figures.

Helicopter for sale! That's right... 'THIS' lovely helicopter is for sale. Please send payment in US funds in the amount of $20 to my paypal donation link. *winks and chuckles* Then save the picture to disk.

In And Out...

Sitting waiting on incoming requests for work. Drinking coffee while waiting.

Went to the movie theater to see "White Noise". Ehhhh... It was Ok.

I had some small issue with static electricity and my track pad last night on my iBook. Rebooting didn't help. The fix? I slept the laptop, and woke it back up. The issue went away. Odd little bugger static electricity.

On the gross side:

Wifey had to tell me this on the way to the movie today about a BIG poop. My face got all distorted when she said it, so she laughed. *LOL* She said and I quote, "I was completely surprised at how full of shit I was". *stops there and just holds up my hands in a moment of silence* Why am I posting about this you ask? Why not?!

On a nicer note:

I am going for a walk today when wifey goes for her run. The sun is out, however it's still cold. *shrugs* I am grabbing my camera bag shortly and my iPod. *wiggles eyebrows* It's the first sunny day in a while. I plan on enjoying it.

Update: I'm up to 12 stars now on Mario 64 DS.

December 13, 2004

Last Night's Wrestle Session

Both Athletes weigh in at...

Kayetie, is 5'6" (maybe). At 125 pounds.

Wifey, is 5'9" (without shoes on). At 127 pounds.

She started this wrestle session by picking me up and throwing us both on the bed. There the war began. I have to say, doing pushups for a woman is good. I have upper body strength. I was able to get her pinned where she couldn't do much of anything. So, to egg on the loser I kissey-kissied her face while keeping her pinned. She laughs uncontrollably saying, "Oh, you're going down.". *pffft* I reply, "Haaa! I laugh at your threats. Bring it blondie!" She actually thinks for a second and then grabs my rib cage with her thighs. *clears throat* For those of you that have never been squashed between a woman's thighs, it's difficult to breathe, if she knows what she's doing. Owe! *gasp* I release the pin I have on her a bit to move my arms down to help block the thighs of death. She screams, "Prepare for the squashening!". It works *gasp*, but I get leverage to counter. With one arm blocking one thigh I use the other to muscle both her arms back into being pinned. Weak thing wifey is, but her running has made her thighs deadly. I further get myself out between the thighs of death by twisting and turning the top portion of her body over. I have her pinned again. She can't move. She somehow counters and we are wrestling for position again. I get her pinned slightly, she has me pinned slightly with her thighs. "Damnit!" The only way to get away from how I'm positioned is to roll us both off the bed. I do it. We seperate both breathing heavely. She says she surrenders! I think to myself, "Huh?!", wait! I win!

Kayetie: 1, Wifey: 0

December 12, 2004

Sunday, Work, and Pat Benatar

Finished my work for the day. I hate working on Sundays. *sighs*

I've been listening to Pat Benatar since I finished work. Some of my favorite songs are, but not limited to; We Belong, Love Is A Battlefield, Fire & Ice, Invincible

*sits thinking what to do with the rest of my Sunday*

December 11, 2004

After Dinner Thoughts

I'm listening to "Dream Theatre" - "Scenes From A Memory" (per a good friend) while summarizing the evenings events... Some what... The wife and I bought these Mega Blocks Dragons for one another while we were shopping for the kids earlier in the evening. We purchased fire and ice. She choosing the red/fire dragon while I chose ice/blue dragon. I have to say for Mega Blocks they are damn cool. I'm always surprised at the mobility of the newer toys. Things they didn't, or couldn't possible have when I was a child. I'm loving my dragon at the moment. And I should have a decent picture of both, or mine, within 24 hours or so. I need to de-wine and download my pictures. *chuckles*

Update: Here are the dragon pictures. 1, 2, 3

This & That

I woke up from a flash from a camera this morning. Seems I hogged all the covers this morning, and the lovely wife was collecting evidence. *pfft* I seem to be overly sensitive to light today for some reason. After looking outside it's another rainy day. How drab. I guess today is a good a day as any to do further Christmas shopping. I need coffee. My eyes are killing me. I'm throwing on my jeans, brown loafers, and a roll neck sweater to head to the mall. Oh, I hate shopping at Christmas time. I'm surprised I didn't already have it done.

Update: Ummm... We are back. Spent LOTS of money. I love shopping for kids. It's much more fun than shopping for adults. The toy store is one of my favorite places to shop. *huge smile*

Update 2: BTW, I'm looking damn 'preppy' and cute today. *wiggles my eyebrows with a smile* I need to go take my JCrew roll neck off before I get wine all over it.

December 9, 2004

I'm Not Gay! I'm Not Happy!

I received a magazine invoice for "Unzipped", which is nothing but gay porno. Ummm. Ok. To clear things up. I'm an open minded lesbian, although my clothing tastes run along that of a homosexual man. *cough* Let's not confuse things in your heads. Please, no beefcake in my mail. Ok?!

Update: Six foot amazons in leather or latex would be better. *nods*

December 7, 2004

Cold, Rainy Day

Also strangely enough my lovely was listening to "Puff The Magic Dragon" song this AM and crying to it. I guess that isn't too strange considering it is a sad song. I've been in comfort mode since this occurrence. *chuckles*

We then went out on this dreary day to run errands and get coffee. I also purchased a single little bottle of 1% chocolate milk, which I chugged upon opening at home. Mmmm... We also picked up some pretzels and are eating them with mustard along with our coffee.

The wife came down to give me a bit of a hard time about me missing the garbage can with my tissue balls. Erm... No comment. I then told her to stop picking on me. She then said, "You stay down here in the little troll cave", meaning the cold basement. She laughed. Hmmm... Sometimes I feel as if I'm stuck in a funny cartoon.

December 6, 2004

*Pbbbbt*

Mondays... Bleh...

I don't feel like doing anything. Least of all work, but it's almost done.

I got loads of comment spam again today. Sheesh. Give up would you?! No one smart enough is going to click on that crap anyway. So, why do it? Wait! I know! It's for sheer annoyance right? I laugh at your annoyances. Silly human(s). With my blacklist it all but takes on click to rid my weblog of you.

It's cold and wet here today. *Brrrr* The basement is as cold as a witch's tit. Not that I've bedded a lot of witches, well one, but you get the point. My coffee is barely keeping me warm. *looks around for my coffee wench* Coffee WEEEENCH! Where is she? Oh, that's right. I don't have one. I am one. *mock sobs* Where is the pity when I need it?

December 4, 2004

Today's Walk

I took over 100 photographs on my walk today. I said, "Good Day" to people walking by me. After all I am a friendly person even though I may not look like it. Some of the photos came out pretty good. And I took a few short videos. I've thrown up a few from today on my Photoblog. Back to listening to Duran Duran (favorite song from The Wedding Album: Come Undone) and aimlessly wandering.

Futzing

After having a sneezing fit today I went and downloaded the new version of Thunderbird for my PC mail client. The new 1.0 release candidate. I'm not sure I want to beta test though. I absolutely hate Outlook. *shivers* Anyway. While doing that I am getting a bit of work done. I might go for a walk today with my camera. A little exercise and fresh air is good for you. I mean, besides me doing pushups. I do these almost daily. I hate feeling weak in my upper body. Helps with posture too. When I get tired I start the slouching.

Cool: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1734857,00.asp

December 3, 2004

Oye...

Today (Friday) feels like the typical lazy Sunday that is just lasting forever. Let's get this over with already. I'm tired of this day dragging on.

I cleaned up my link list a bit and reduced the size of the google ad banner.

And it's DAMN chilly in the basement today.

My Desktop

This is my desktop.

December 2, 2004

Thursday

Finished work early. Kind of a slow day here. Sipped coffee. Listened to "Live - Birds of Prey" album. It's not bad. I would have to say their best album was "Throwing Copper". At least it's my favorite album. I played all of my "Bush" albums after that.

I did some online Christmas shopping for a bit. *wiggles eyebrows*

I tell you... Amazon/Amazon.ca you REALLY need to get your shit together. Purchasing for friends outside of the country is a pain in the ass. Wish lists should be easy to purchase from. They are not. For example: Me being from the USA trying to purchase from an Amazon.ca wish list, and putting in a billing address is IMPOSSIBLE. There are no listings for places outside of Canada on the Country listing on a Canadian wish list. WTF is the deal?! I sent an email to them concerning the whole debacle. We will see if they respond to the horrid experience.

December 1, 2004

It's December Already

I updated the banner graphic with a crop of one of my photographs. I also added a "NowPlaying" graphic at the bottom left hand side of the page for iTunes music played. It will update the graphic and song when played. It's not an auto refresh thing, so you will need to reload the page. But I'm sure no one is concerned with that.

Christmas shopping... Yah... Have to get busy on this ASAP.

I had a shitty night last night... I get no sympathy. At least the wife hugged me without having to ask for it. *nods* Cudos for you babe! *smiles* And my man "Dewer's" did fine by me also.

Tiz the season to be jolly damnit! LOL

November 30, 2004

Woke up from a bad

Woke up from a bad dream this AM. Got up and finished backed up work from yesterday and did my work for today. Doing laundry, listening to music, and running utilities on my MAC. Might game later with my clan. We'll see.

Update: I selected a photograph for submission to a photography contest, but was unable to upload it. I kept getting an error to retry. I did it 20 times. No go. I'm sulking now. Not doing any clan gaming tonight. Just me myself, music, and a beer. I uploaded a sunset picture to my deviantart page. I have more sunsets to put up later.

November 29, 2004

Back From Ohio

Whew! Eight hours on the road and I'm beat. Blurry eyed. Just finished unpacking and now to do a bit of work. Sipping a Stella too. My laptop crashed upon opening GoLive to edit some html for a site. Ugh. My PC is taking forever to boot up. I have to look into that. I think I need a fresh install of XP. My F'ing drive light is pegged red! All from a clean shutdown?! WTF?

November 28, 2004

Lazy Sunday

So far it's been a lazy Sunday. I've done work and am sitting here blogging, reading, and drinking a beer. Mmmm... Beer! I've taken more pictures of my cat and have taken a few short videos of her. My brother showed up for a short visit seeing as it is our last day. He kind of wanted to say good bye.

Tomorrow is the eight hour drive back home to Pennsylvania. I kind of miss being chained in the basement.

November 27, 2004

Today

I had an ok morning. After chatting with an online friend I got ready to go see the Grandparents. About an hour before leaving I came down with a migraine. Ugh. I took two painkillers and climbed back in bed for a few hours. Got up after a bit after 90% of the pain subsided. Called the Grandparents and we drove over to Dayton for a visit. They are doing just fine. Grandma has been suffering off and on with bladder infections. The antibiotics are horrid on her stomach though. Anyway, we went out to dinner and I paid. *smiles* I enjoyed that. I really missed them. We drove back to their house and hung out chatting for a bit more till 8:45 pm or so. By the time we got home it was 9 pm. Got changed into my flannel jammies and am sitting here zoning out watching Dragon Ball GT & Rurouni Kenshin & Futurama in bed, and blogging. Feeling tired and warn out from the migraine and interacting.

November 24, 2004

My Cat

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Darcie Marie, she's 13 years old.

November 22, 2004

The Trip

I'm doing laundry, and getting my crap together for packing. I've done further backups incase my laptop gets hit by a beer truck. Time of departure for the drive is 5 am. Ugh. I'm not going to be able to sleep at all. I usually don't fall asleep till 4 am anyway. I'm going to be worthless by the afternoon tomorrow.

Update: Picked up the car from the mechanics and the motor mount had to be replaced. I knew something was wrong with it. The car didn't sound like it's usual self. Oh, the car is a 1994 Saturn SC2. In very good condition. She now has a clean bill of health for the long leg to New Lebanon, OH.

November 21, 2004

Hair Cut

I'm back from getting my hair cut. I had this cute little blonde cutting my hair today. I enjoyed every second with her. *hehe* And I believe I made her nervous. (As I do all heterosexual women.) I could tell by her eye contact, and body language. I have a serious lesbian vibe hetero women pick up on. *LOL* My hair is 'stupid' short. It's the shortest I've ever gotten it cut. Well, except for that time when I was six and this boy in my class at school stuck his gum in the back of my hair. Mom hacked it off, and I cried. The wife seems to REALLY like the new cut. *shrugs*

Lazy Day

My backup is all done for my iBook, but I still have a few odds and ends that I would like to throw on CD to archive. The plan for the day is as follows. Go out and get coffee and milk. Go get a hair cut. Drop off the car at the mechanics for them to take a look at it. A check up for the driving trip ahead. I don't want any break downs getting there or returning. And then back home for work and idle conversation with friend(s).

November 19, 2004

*sighs*

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Snoopy.com

November 15, 2004

What A Monday...

I've been running around bumping into walls today. Quite sad. I'm thinking of buying padded clothing for days like these. Hmmm... But I might need a mouth piece also. *LOL* Wee! I'm such a dork sometimes.

November 9, 2004

Went Shopping Today

Best Buy... Had to buy some CD cases for my backups. I have to run another one for my iBook, because I updated to 10.3.6. Plus it's been over a month since I backed up. Purchased Halo 2 for Xbox (we both agreed to buy this when it came out), and "Medal of Honor Pacific Assult" for PC. *shakes head and sighs* This is shameful.

October 12, 2004

Ren & Stimpy Uncut

Just got this on DVD today at BestBuy. Seasons one and two, with two extra episodes of season three. Woohoo! Can't wait to dig into this. Especially because I wasn't able to see all of the episodes.

October 6, 2004

Work, Backups, and Father

It's a slow day today. While working I'm doing backups on my PC for disaster recovery reasons.

My Father emailed me today to say "Hi". I'll have to get back to him shortly. I miss him. I wish he had been in my life more when I was younger. I know that was impossible due to the divorce, and the tention between him and Mom.

Anyway...

Back to getting 'things' done.