It's not JUST about what I had for breakfast...

Friday, August 31, 2007

Geez, I wish I was back home in Monterey (very large panorama photo, 10 megs or so).

Today's musik:

Big Brother And The Holding Company -- Cheap Thrills
King Crimson -- In The Court Of The Crimson King

Thursday, August 30, 2007


Last night, as I was brushing my teeth, I smelled smoke.

Burning smoke!

I figured a cig was burning in an ashtray, so I checked the living room.


I noticed the window fan was blowing the smell in, so I checked outside.


The lady next door was outside too, and it turned out the plantings in front of her apartment were smoldering.

From a cigarette.

A carelessly tossed burning butt from the people upstairs, who sit on their porch and smoke.

I've noticed butts on the grounds before, I wasn't sure where they were coming from, I WAS sure where they WERE NOT coming from. Me, or mine.

I ran to get my hose from the backyard, but by the time I got it out and screwed on, next door lady had her hose going, and the fire was out.

Today's Music was:

An interview with Robert Plant, and an interview with that Aerosmith guy, Steven Tyler, with another Aerosmith guy, whose not quite as well know, at least to me (Joe Perry, I think. How rude of me! I), on Fresh Air on KPBS radio. Music from each group was played.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My, It's Hot!

A short little movie of some library drone processing a textbook...

The music for today was:

Mike Oldfield -- Tubular Bells
New Riders Of The Purple Sage -- Live

And a good time was had by all.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


The music for today was, in order:

Jimi Hendrix -- Band Of Gypsys
Spirit -- Time Circle (1968-1972) Two CDs
Donovan -- In Concert

Monday, August 27, 2007

There's Music In The Air

The music for today was:

They Might Be Giants -- Flood
Donavan -- Hurdy Gurdy Man
A Clockwork Orange: Music From The Stoundtrack
T.Rex -- 20th Century Boy: The Ultimate Collection
Beausoleil -- Bayou Deluxe

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Did It!

Completed WeffRiddles Batch 1 today, started it today too.

But I did make extensive use of the hints on most of the levels, I must admit...

I will leave the remaining four batches for another day... or another month!


Level 20 completed! w00t!

So Frustrating

I've been fooling around playing Weffriddles.

What's that?

It's a a series of riddle pages, you must solve the riddle for a particular page to figure the URL to type in for the next page.

I'm stuck on level 16 (after 3 hours) at the moment, which is, like, NOTHING!! I have a bad feeling the evil person who introduced me to this torture, is like, on level six zillion.

Check it out, you'll either love it, or...

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Leafy Thursday


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The Plumeria LIVES!

This poor plant has been so abused. Over watered, gnawed on, transplanted (Stuck in the ground with a stake holding it up.) Now, all of a sudden, it's producing leaves!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Garbage Day Tuesday

So, the cable (TV) conks out Sunday. I do all sorts of stuff, connect the cable directly to the TV instead of the vcr, nothing works.

So Monday I call the cable company. After wandering around their stupid (to me!) phone system, I finally get a live operator. She asks some rather personal information, but, what the hey. She transfer me to repair (Which is what I called in the first place!) where they try to trouble shoot it. So finally they agree to send someone out. And I don't want to disparage the live operators, they were very nice and helpful. So, we schedule for today, in the afternoon. No problemo.

The cable guy called before he came, asked me if the cable was still out.

I said "Yes." Without checking.

Because it was out all Monday. I swear. You see where this is going?

So, he says he's on the way, and I tell him to hurray, as there is actually a parking space out front. He knows the street, so he knows what I'm talking about.

I decide to turn on the television.

It works perfectly.

Possibly even better than before.

When the cable guy shows up, I'm out there, I apologize for being dumb. He's very nice.

I feel stupid.

A little stupid, not a whole lot.

I've felt stupider.

Saturday, August 11, 2007


My favorite quote of the day:

"it's too late, I already left the store,"

Ouch! Those Brits, larking about!

Yeah, I got nothing better than to duplicate links from Fark.

/got nuthin'

Sunday, August 05, 2007

And It Didn't Even Rain

I decided to warsh and polish the vehicle Saturday, as the neighbor's car was gone and it was late in the day, and overcast. I don't want to get water spots on his car, he keeps it pretty clean. Anyway, my motto is: "Once a year, whether it needs it or not."

I drugged out the hose, the bucket, the microfiber cloths I borrowed from work, the special pink automobile detergent. Warshing went well, and I didn't even get sunburned! And the grass got watered, for once.

I went to get the liquid was I was sure I had. Sure enough, it was in the last place I looked. Which was the 7th place I looked. I shook the bottle, following the instuctions. Clunk, clunk. I looked inside. All dried up!

No waxing today!

Maybe next year.

And warshing the vehicle didn't bring rain.


Friday, August 03, 2007

Friday In The Garage

Boy, I bet you're getting sick of this garage!

I dug a chunk of Sculptamold out of the layout and stuck it in.

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I put the camera on the tripod this time. No more blurry pics!

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Peeking in the side window.

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Night time on the railroad. Oh noes, a little light leakage!

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Despite my best efforts, including a black paper light block under the roof, you can see a bit of light coming through. Well, it's (the roof) glued in (hope the lamp doesn't burn out!) pretty solid, so that's what we're stuck with!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

In The Garage

A couple pics of the garage I've been working on for the last few weeks.

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One with the roof on, taken with the flash. You can see the pretty blue of the trim.
I'm putting a light bulb inside to show off the interior detail when it's on the layout.

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This one is taken with natural lighting to show off the interior detail. It's kind of blurry, I should have used the tripod. Alas!

I think the Craftsman toolbox looks pretty good, so far. I still have to add some silver drawer "handles" to complete the illusion. It looks pretty awful if you blow up the image, though!

The toolbox hides the wires going to the light in the ceiling. I wish I had put the work bench farther back along the wall. It's hard to see, but one wall has stud spacing the same as my "real" garage, and one wall has the studs much farther apart. I think the "real" stud spacing looks too "busy".

I intend to have a motorcycle being worked on in there, or maybe a bicycle.

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