512 words

I am looking forward to Curtis’ 512 words. If he sucks and doesn’t do it often enough, I’ll do them myself here on this site and embarrass him. How’s that for a helpful, encouraging friend? 🙂 Curtis’ adventure to take the time to be a professional writer is really inspiring, and it is part of…

I’m Back!

After an extended downtime due to lack of give-a-shit on my part, my blog is back, and I am back to blogging. Expect something here daily, which is my goal. Lots and lots of news… where to start? I suppose at the last post. Since then, Marina and I were evacuated from Chad due to…

Daily Show fodder

This came from a heretical Lutheran friend of mine: Vatican airline takes to the skies I love the Ryanair quote: “Ryanair already performs miracles that even the Pope’s boss can’t rival, by delivering pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela for the heavenly price of 10 euros,” Ryanair said in a statement. So many questions: Will the…

Beautiful spheres, beautiful music

Some serious wandering on Google Video lead me, by way of the brilliant Bravia commercials, to this fun remix for what seems like a nice product line. And that in turn lead me to Bev Lee Harling’s music, which is another pleasurable discovery. And I realize that somehow I am 2 years late, but I…

Cyberpunked Dog

Today in addition to getting her shots, Kat got microchipped. I’m a little jealous; I figured my criminally invasive government or one of my evil employers would have chipped me before a pet I owned got it done. Anyway, in case you care (or happen to be searching the Internet for Kat’s number because you’ve…

Kat the Dog: Cuter on video

Last night I made a video out of the random video clips I’d gathered with my and other people’s digital cameras. Instead of emailing the 45 megabyte movie to y’all (Bad Idea), I put the video on Google Video (Good Idea). The other nice thing is that instead of being in the stupid Windows-only movie…

My first nephew

I just arrived in Roseburg for a few days with family. We just drove down from Seattle, where the whole family was present for the first day of my newphew’s life on earth. Pretty neat seeing a baby less than one day old. Here I am being cute with him. His name is Keiden William…

Kat the Dog

Here’s a couple pictures of Kat, the dog I brought home from Mobile, AL. Her full name is Katrina, but she goes by Kat. She’s perhaps 10 weeks old now, meaning that she was born about the time of Hurricane Katrina. She was abandoned in a hotel room in Mobile. I encountered her while taking…

My first Spanish essay

I wrote a couple paragraphs as a homework assignment, and I thought it would be fun to post them here, to look back on when I am more fully literate. I have applied all the corrections my teacher made to the essay here. They were mostly small changes, but at least one sentence needed to…

Dr Evil’s family

Austin Powers is on TV. I totally forgot about the hilarious monolouge by Dr. Evil about his family background: Dr. Evil: The details of my life are quite inconsequential. Therapist (Carrie Fisher): Oh no, please, please, let’s hear about your childhood. Dr Evil: Very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving…