Wednesday, April 29, 2009

more random thoughts

ya know, I don't talk much about work here, but...

Just once I'd like to have a pitch for a client go something like this...

"It is I, his Chronicler, who alone can tell thee of his saga.   Let me tell you of the days of high adventure..."

Friday, April 24, 2009

are you a sell-out if you're not being paid? ;-)

Well, faithful reader(s), looks like I'm going to start contributing occasionally to a local political Web site...   Run by a pretty good guy who's come to work with the Biscayne Bay Young Republicans some, Marcos Sendon... a regular guy who basically just realized there are some pretty cool ways out there today to communicate with like-minded people.

So, if you're reading this... maybe check that page too from time to time.   It'll doubtless be a bit more serious than this (tho that ain't exactly a high bar to clear)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

under construction

I don't think I can describe the state the house is in... the entire first floor is basically gutted.   No more working TV, just the little one in Mom's room.   Guess I'll be doing a lot of Netfliking and such, when not down at TLMS's of course.   Still, it's only a couple of weeks.   Then.... first day of the rest of my life ;-)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Pretty neat new feature, I can now e-mail posts and have them come up directly to my blog.   This is (a little) easier than logging onto my blog and doing it that way, so hopefully that means updates more often :)

My blogging and Facebookery was apparently one of the questions at TLMS's bridal shower.   I wonder if that means anyone will stumble across this blog.   Hellooooo ladies!

Speaking of TLMS, we're inside of a month now.   Oof!   Always get a weird feeling when I've been looking forward to something for a long time, and then suddenly it's behind ya.   Course, in this case, it's just a beginning...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

tea party

Was told to expect maybe 500 for the Miami Tea Party. Supposedly police reports were closer to 3,000. Makes sense because there was a lot coming and going throughout the day. Peaceful, upbeat, some chuckle-worthy signs... TLMS's we came up with simply said "SOCIALISM SUCKS."

Going to reconvene on the 19th downtown... should be interesting....

the glasses thing

Weird story with the glasses, thought I'd share (though my most regular readers I think have already heard by now). These things seem to only happen to me, but I guess it's not actually ALL that rare.

So, about a month ago I lost my glasses. Things had been in a lot of turmoil (still settling in from the move, house is all torn up, whatever... bottom line is I looked for a while but they didn't seem to want to turn up. For all I know they could be in my car. But I could have a pregnant wombat in my car and I probably wouldn't know apart from a slight change in the smell.

Anyway, at the merry discount price of about $125 I had to finally give in and buy a new pair of glasses. Even at the super "hey let's advertise our swell discounts, bargainbargainbargain!!!" stores, they still wallet-rape me, because I have the audacity to have one eye stronger than the other.

So, anyway, I had a new pair for the course of a WEEK... and somehow lost those too. It was pretty frustrating because with the house being in the state it is (what with there being basically NOTHING on the first floor), there honestly weren't that many places they could be.

I finally figured it out... I had taken them off when checking my mom's oil. I got distracted when I was doing it because her car was apparently built as, like, a Special Olympics fundraiser or something because the dipstick goes at a complete right angle. Well anyway apparently what I did was I put the glasses under the hood along the side of the engine, didn't realize I left them there, slammed the hood and walked away.

Of course, between the time I did this and realizing where I'd likely left them, Mom had since driven the car a couple of times. I figured what would most likely happen was I'd go out and find them absolutely shattered... MAYBE I'd be able to save the frames and just get new lenses.

Popped the hood, went out... 100$ fine. not even dirty. Whew! Lucky.

And hey I can see now too, so I've got that going for me.