Monday, March 29, 2010

Despite the bugnuts crazy antics of Bear Grylls (hydrate yourself with an enema?) I still prefer Les Stroud's #Survivorman over #ManVsWild.
*sigh* Only my father would max out the volume when he's watching a silent movie. And he still refuses to admit he has hearing loss.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


God bless Jim Lange and Eclectopia. I leave the truck radio on NPR mainly for the news, but every so often I just leave it on instead of switching over to a CD when the niche talk shows start up. I left it on tonight while I was driving around and was amazed to hear Femi Kuti start up after the local weather at the top of the hour. I'd forgotten how awesome Femi Kuit is. I need more Afropop in my life.

And yeah, the universe picked the right song for how my evening went.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I try to not be so matchy-matchy but having my shirt/shorts/socks not coordinate is like nails on a chalk board every time I drop trou.

I'm the one

I have decided, after mulling if over for nigh on two decades, that "Natural Man" by Daisy Chainsaw shall be my theme song. It's the one quiet track from their awesomely noisy, full-length debut Eleventeen. The lyrics go thusly and suchlike:

Be like I have said
I said it clearly
they mess it up instead
I mean it really
I am a god no one understands
I am the one
I am the one
The natural man I am yeah
fools and idiots
just when I want
friends when I see fit
just when I want
I'm perfect that's for sure
I stand in class all by myself
I am

Hmm, I think I've just discovered Blogger's first short coming: I can't seem to find a way to embed the video from Youtube. Why must the internet always disappoint me so? Oh wait, if I just drop in the embed code in the html edit mode then it will show up in the post but not in regular compositional mode. That's kinda crappy. Second short coming: the flaky picture uploader. Third: the shoddy preview function.

Anyhassle, for some reason the chick who made the vid left like a whole minute of dead air at the end. You really have no idea what you're getting with fan-made videos that just have a bunch of pictures (or just one *sigh*) over the song but this one has good sound quality at least.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

So that sucked

I'm finally starting to recuperate after being sick for the last two weeks. It started when the weather got nicer. My sinuses acted up, naturally, because of all the chilly rain we were getting. Then the coughing started and before I knew it I had a chest full of toxic green goo. I couldn't take two breaths without hacking some gross glob up out of my lungs. The fever kicked last Saturday and finally broke Tuesday night but then came back the next evening. When I woke up Thursday my chest was a lot clearer but then as the day went on my sinuses quit draining and pretty much solidified into a nasty infection. I went to a local clinic that evening and got some antibiotics and nose spray (the one sold by Antonio Beederis) and I'm finally feeling better today. Still a bit snuffly and with an occasional cough but definitely on the cured side of the line.

And while all that was going on I had to herd cats every day with this damn gov't job. If I had been given an assistant like all the other crew leaders I maybe could have taken a couple of days off and got better faster. I did manage a couple of half days earlier in the week and that helped some. But still, my crew was drastically under-staffed and I just wasn't able to do much filed work to help pick up the slack. It was so damn cool and rainy, and I could barely speak for coughing so field work just wasn't an option for me. I finally did get a few volunteers come over from other districts and lend a hand. At any rate, we got the the first phase done despite having the deadline moved up by two weeks. I think we should be able to vote bureaucrats out of office, too.

When I wasn't out driving all over the country side I was curled up in front of the fireplace with a book. I went all zombie, 'cause I felt like death warmed over, and got World War Z, Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, and the 2nd volume of The Walking Dead. So technically, only the first one is a book book but still, I was doing reading with glasses and a cup of warm tea and all that. I didn't even feel like turning the lappy on until this evening. I'm sure I've missed some remarkably cool and frivolous video clip and now I'm hopelessly out of touch with the rest of the internet, but whatever. I pretty much just use it for porn anyways.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Coughing fit took me by surprise, wasn't ready for the glob of phlegm that came up. I really don't know where it went.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Has there been any talk about Sayid from #Lost being Khan in the next #StarTrek movie? Would JJ Abrams be that obvious?

Monday, March 8, 2010

I think I've been getting probed by aliens. For reals.
And for this week's training class ZERO people showed up. Meh, I get paid either way.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Hooray, found my favorite knit cap! Kinda wish that luck had gone to my lottery ticket.
Something terrible has happened. I lost my favorite knit cap. :(

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010