Archive for October, 2008

friday random ten – “five day weekend” edition

31 Oct

Yep, I’m off for the next couple of days – gotta burn some “use-or-lose” leave. I’m spending some quality couch time, doing some online Christmas shopping, and hanging with Catherine, who helped me pull this week’s list: Barrel of a Gun – Depesche Mode The World Is Not Enough -Garbage Early Morning – Old 97s […]

Share

weekend in detail: episode one – unintended aquatics at camp

27 Oct

since I have some time (see last post), here’s some of this weekend. The first part of the weekend, Andrew and I went camping with the scouts at the local scout reservation for the district camporee. The usual scout camp rules apply; get to the site late, set up tents in the dark. Luckily, we […]

Share

a perfect storm of suck, or ‘no rock for me’

27 Oct

If all had gone perfectly, as I type this, I should have been arriving in Northern VA for a bitchin’ heavy metal show featuring Mike T.. But I’m not. Earlier this afternoon, I got a call indicating the show was off; no worries, this stuff sometimes happens. Oh well; there’d be less rushing around, and […]

Share

weekend in brief

27 Oct

very wet, but fun. And, on Sunday, I got charged $34.92 for a loaf of bread. I will perhaps elaborate later. I’m tired now.

Share

friday random ten – “pre-wilderness” edition

24 Oct

Back at home today, hoping to put in a solid Friday’s work before heading off to the cub scout overnight this evening. Hopefully the rain will hold off. As one might guess by the contents of this week’s tune sample, I pretty much completely reloaded the Sansa with new stuff. Yay. “Mightmaker” – Miss Kittin […]

Share

tuesday night hotel status report

21 Oct

…and various and sundry other non-consequential details. Free food and free internet this week (plus free alcohol if I so desire), which is kind of nice. No wonder I can never get into this place consistently. It is a little bit out of the way, but there’s some interesting stuff a few blocks’ walk from […]

Share

chuck smash puny checkout scanner!

18 Oct

During the usual Saturday-after-payday shopping, I was wandering through Costco, checking out the DVD shelf, and, Lo-And-Behold, out in plain sight, three days before official release, was a fresh case of “The Incredible Hulk” 3-disc special edition DVDs for reasonably cheap. So, of course, I grabbed one. Far be it from me to pass up […]

Share

friday random ten – “sneeze” edition

17 Oct

Thanks to the holiday this week, it’s a rare Friday in DC for me. The new office, I’ve recently discovered, was empty a month ago, and has been completely recarpeted and painted (notice I didn’t say “cleaned”); this leads to all sorts of new allergens for me to cope with. Ah – Choo. Anyway, here’s […]

Share

Everything Old Is New Again

15 Oct

note: I am writing this last night; you’ll see why eventually. With the sporadic scheduling going on with this new project, I’m not really in a position to take a list of 30 weeks’ worth of reservations to a hotel general manager and set up a regular arrangment like I did on the last one. […]

Share

weekend fishing trip

14 Oct

On Saturday morning, Andrew and I spent the morning at the local Scout Council’s “Fishing Fun Day” at a small scout camp near our house. It was Andrew’s first fishing trip ever, and overall, he had a great time. Mostly because this was the result of his second cast into the small pond we were […]

Share

© 2017 chuck dash parker dot net – your unreliable narrator | Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS)

Your Index Web Directorywordpress logo