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Living Better 2012
If you cook & freeze some pieces of bacon, when you get home after a party at 11:45pm you'll be able to have 1 piece of bacon in 10 seconds.
Sooth, transcrybing Elizabethan documentes again, I see where cometh myne uncommone straunge misspellinges & tendencie for trailing Es.
It's Saturday night, we're finally feeling better, & what's our ideal activity? Sitting in the living room listening to Mel Torme. Really.
Without seeing my tweet, Joe impulsively switches to The New Pornographers. I love my eclectic sweetheart!
Heyyyy, batter batter... 2012
Oops. Misread that feed reader headline as "Herring Throw" rather than "Herringbone [patterned] Throw [blanket]". Disappointed now.
Not quite it 2012
Just now, as I momentarily struggled for the name the non-breast or leg portions of the roasted bird, my brain offered up "chicken sleeves"
"This isn't just conversation, this is important," I said. "You listening?" 2012
RT @courtneyp: [Love this, because I'm weird, too.] RT @LaughingSquid: "That's Why You Don't Have Any Friends." by @joethepeacock
awesomeness from the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance 2012
RT @tomcoates: "Dear forty year old me"
City Walkers 2005
I'm not the only one with this wild goal of walking every street, every block of a city.
Tom Graham is walking San Francisco and writes about it in the SF Chronicle from time to time (City of Hills, Who Is That Walking Man, Walking Man With A Mission, Around Town, City Crossing*, Peak Experience).
Larry Burgheimer says he did all of San Francisco between 1967 and 1972 (see the second letter on this page). Another letter suggests that Tasha Kelter may currently be trying to walk the whole city as well.
*I'm going to have to do these City Crossing ones. I've covered some of them and some of them partially, but I'm pretty sure #5 would be almost entirely fresh.
No one ever seems to use these words 2004
(Thanks to my linguistically-talented housemate, Chris, in identifying some of these gems)
Building Dinah's Character 2004
"Okay, I've bought my Bureaucracy Navigation skill up to 90%. Now I'm going to take 'Honest' as a psychological disadvantage and spend the points on my Alphabetization skills..."
See, I'm not the only lunatic out there! 2003
Congratulations to Mike at Satan's Laundromat on completing his project of riding the entire New York subway system.
My project of walking the entire city of San Francisco, every street, every block, continues to progress, but much more slowly.
[This entry represents my first Trackback post! Go me!]
Yum! Crow! 2003
Okay, so I said I got weirded out by that one fan/gossip board and got uncomfortable with it all and yadayadayada. So I've still been checking the board, but instead of just enjoying it, I sometimes get weirded out, sometimes enjoy it, and mostly feel vaguely guilty.
But, every now and then, along comes a post which makes me laugh so fucking hard I really don't give a damn anymore. I love it when a certain sharp-tongued lady lashes into the trolls who come in raising hell because someone thinks their favorite movie stars might be gay, "You people are horrible! I mean, just because they were seen in a gay bar doesn't mean..."
How dare you nasty people think a man isn't straight just because he sucks another man's cock! I have plenty of straight male friends who do this to each other all the time!! The nerve of you people!
[This post remained unpublished until January 2004 because, I guess, I felt more than vaguely guilty about reading raunchy gossip]
Major Geek 2003
Check out this lovely Geek Test. I got 39.64497% which makes me a major geek.
Additional questions I would add (to which my answer is yes):
Have you ever owned a gaming store?
Do you have a weblog?
Do you have a weblog you started before 1999?
Do you collect jargon or slang?
Have you bought 10+ domain names?
Have you bought domain names which you never wound up using for the great idea you had when you bought them?
Do you have clothing which references your personal website?
Do you have clothing which references your friends' websites?
Have you ever been a cheerleader for adults playing kickball?
Have you been to parties where everyone is introduced by first name and URL?
Do you wish you could have constant access to Google and IMDB even when you aren't at your computer?
Was a character in a science-fiction or fantasy film a major positive influence in your formative years?
Were/are either or both of your parents geeks?
Do you know what filking is?
Do you know what a redshirt is?
Do you know what furries are?
Do you know what slash is and where it originated?
Have you ever answered phones for a public television fundraiser?
Can you recognize 10+ fonts on sight?
Did you link to this test from your weblog?
If you were posting an entry to your weblog about this test, would you be able to think of so many additional questions that you'd have to cut yourself short because you'd run out of lunch break?
[Thanks to Hudak & Keoni, respectively, for reminding me about fonts & filks]
[I took this again once I got home with a bit more leisure and scored 41.02564% Woohoo!]
Night Owl 2003
*sigh* 10pm and I'm just feeling perky and alert. I'd like to stay up a couple hours and get things done, but tomorrow will be a long day - gotta pick up some furniture (the object & history obligations referred to in a cryptic previous post) in the evening, attend a dinner party and hope that it doesn't rain while the stuff waits in the back of True Friend Kristin's truck for us to be done with dinner and head back to San Francisco.
I wish I was better at getting by on little sleep. I like a lot though and I ain't talkin' "I can only get by for so many days with only 5 hours"; I need 8 hours a night or else I need to do a 12 hour binge to recharge.
Plus I'm just not a morning person, so that 7am alarm is brutal - and yes, I know that most people have to get up earlier than that. I think I was happiest when I had my store and worked from 10 or 11am until 8 or 8:30pm. Quite nice.
So, though I'd love to post some of this backlog of interesting things, maybe scan some stuff and start filling in my past*, I guess I better go take a shower and then head to bed.
*sigh* Sometimes I'm my own little kid - "Mum! One more chapter! Pleeeeaaase?" The deal always was if I stayed up too late, I wasn't allowed to be cranky in the morning. Tough love, let me tell ya. :)
*Re: filling in my past
It's my intention to start posting some pre-blog items. Scanned stuff, journal entries, fragments from letters, etc. from my life before October 1998. (And isn't that amazing? My blog will be 5 years old this year).
Wool? Oh yeah, baby. 2002
Herewith, courtesy of Plurp, the first Game Neverending t-shirt caption:
I'm a wool licker, and I vote!(I love this game!)
I just don't get it. 2002
Caterina is right on the money with this observation:
There appears to be some kind of denim disease going around that removes the top three inches from everyone's pants and causes spots to appear on the upper thighs and buttocks of certain jeans. If you think your jeans may be susceptible, or have had recent contact with jeans exhibiting these symptoms, you should contact the CDC immediately. [source]
What is with these kids today? Sheesh.
Fun is Hard 2002
Okay, so I'm relaxing, right? And I'm over at What's Better? and I'm making split second decisions I feel good about. I have no doubts, no wavering, until...
Uh... I... I... I can't choose!
Advantages to Working From Home 2002
or, Necessity is the Mother of Invention
My hair is at an awkward length and there's this one bit that tickles my nose in an exceedingly aggravating fashion. Having had short hair for years now, I have no hair ties around my home and was debating whether it was bad enough to be worth walking over to the drugstore to buy some sort of headband when I remembered: I own a tiara.
Please refer to me as Principessa if you wish to address my royal person today.
Lost Thursday 2002
Took the day off to recover from the driving.
Moved my computer to the floor so I could play The Sims from bed.
Total slacker day, which was good.
Ah and I'm still kind of down and too inwardly directed. Uninspired by the work I do have with no alternative available yet. Worried about money. I really really wish I could just take a few months off. I might do it anyhow and only apply for the jobs that sound fulfilling. It really hinges on whether or not I get that 0% balance transfer. I don't like the idea of letting my debt pile up, but I need some way of easing the tension.
Welcome to my midlife crisis, eh? At least I only got an iMac and not a sports car.
April Fool's Day 2002
This year I am Jason Kottke.
Dispatch from Carmel 1999
My favorite note from Rageboy in quite some time:
The point of all this is to relate that in Carmel, which is not entirely dissimilar to the haunts of our youth, ecologically speaking, we saw one of those lizards we used to catch some 40 years ago. My God, the flood of memories that sight brought rushing back! Except it had been run over by a golf cart. It was so flat! We would not have believed an actual animal could be ironed out so smooth. It was as if it had been pressed. All it needed was a coat hanger and one of those plastic bags with the little twisty thing holding it together. Yes sir, here we are, your lizards are all ready to go. Have an enjoyable evening, sir. Or maybe it was just the whole resort atmosphere that made us think that. As always, very hard to know...
Moist, pink & scholarly 1998
Got 3 scans of paintings by Croatian painter Vlaho Bukovac from a museum I wrote to trying to buy a catalog from a show of his work. (I'll make a page about Bukovac, but for the moment you can just think of him as the Yugoslavian John Singer Sargent).
Had such good luck reading tech manuals there that I will now attempt to write my thesis in the bathtub.
What's moist, pink and scholarly?
Just got my first issue of Stating The Obvious in my email. Mmm, biting criticism. Yum.
How to be a Real Geek Grrl 1998
Ok, so it's 7:30. I left work early, so I could read my big book of ASPs in peace. Yeah, well, I read a chapter. Of course, I also read my email, had a salad, looked at sixdegrees, looked at bud, looked at all kinds of cool stuff linked from bud, listened to some Traffic, iced my knee (yes, a bit sore from overdoing it on the weekend, but not too bad, s'ok), ate some quiche, put on Poi Dog Pondering, and updated this. Ok, chapter two. No, really.
Real geek grrlz read technical manuals in the bathtub. :)
Total Gamer 1979
I just found yet another D&D store in Walnut Creek and I went and bought Monster and Treasure Assortments 4-6 and 7-9.
My primary social activity at age 14 and a half 1979