Archive for February, 2010

friday random ten – “it’s cold” edition

26 Feb

The snow they were expecting hasn’t gotten here yet, but damn, if it isn’t really cold and windy around here. At least the music is random again: “God Only Knows” – Orianthi “Ride Across the River” – Dire Straits “Only Ones Who Know” – Arctic Monkeys “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” – Matthew Sweet […]

Share

put up or (don’t) shut up

25 Feb

For the most part, I got a pretty good public school education. The breadth of knowledge I left high school with was sufficient to prepare me for more in-depth study at the university level, and equipped me well enough to function as a base-level responsible adult in American public life. I can, however, point to […]

Share

good luck getting the kids to eat their vegetables now

24 Feb

“When I saw it was a snake’s head I just threw it down and called my kids and said I got a snake head in the green beans, everybody said ‘oh lord, you got a snake head in the green beans’…” Yep, a woman prone to run-on sentences found a “snake head” in her green […]

Share

equally talented and geeky

22 Feb

Look! My spouse knitted me a Dalek! She’s gonna make me a plush Cthulhu next. Sorry guys, she’s taken.

Share

something to think about

22 Feb

Truly effective loafing requires a lot of work.

Share

friday random ten: “I really need to reload this thing” edition

19 Feb

If one looks back at the last two months or so of these random lists, the same things keep showing up; I’m not sure if it’s the contents of the solid state drive, or the Sansa randomization algorithms. Oh well. Tonight I get to look through telescopes. “One of the Boys” – Katy Perry “Gagged […]

Share

every breath you take

18 Feb

When I read stories like this, I’m really rather discouraged with the state this country finds itself in. Are we so concerned with security from nebulous threats that we’re willing to give up basic privacy and flagrantly violate the privacy of others? For those too lazy to click the link, it’s a story about a […]

Share

Oh, how I love high concept

18 Feb

Rock Sugar It took me approximately 90 seconds of “Shook me like a prayer” and maybe four more of “Crazy Girl” to have me clicking “Buy.”

Share

VIII

17 Feb

Upon reaching a certain age, one may leave behind certain childish things… …but not all childish things. PFFFFFFFT!!!!!

Share

hoops with Rattus norvegicus and other stories

16 Feb

Among other things* this weekend, we took a trip (at my son’s urging) to the Science Museum of Virginia, which is twenty minutes from my driveway (and has been as long as I’ve lived here), but I’d never managed to visit before. It was a nice day out for the family; we played with a […]

Share

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

Your Index Web Directorywordpress logo