Archive for August, 2013


30 Aug

It’s been that kind of week. Sometimes, you just need a nonsensical post-apocalyptic Avril Levigne video to make things a little better: There’s a hell of a lot of crazy in this video – and for that (and the whole Winnie Cooper bit, and the G’n’R nod, and the baby, and…well…), I salute it.


san kyu

23 Aug

Thirty-Nine. Among other things, from wikipedia: The traditional number of times citizens of Ancient Rome hit their slaves when beating them, referred to as “Forty save one” …because, the full forty would likely kill a man. There’s something to that. This year, my thirty-ninth trip around the sun, wasn’t a particularly easy one; it has […]


a week. off.

22 Aug

I have not been to work this week, at all. I am taking a well-earned vacation, before diving into what we’ll surely be a couple of weeks of total crazy, although there’s a light at the end of that tunnel, which I’ll talk about when the time is right, which isn’t now. I started my […]



14 Aug

happy birthday kid.


blam! murdered you!

13 Aug

Wanna know how I know that guardians of the galaxy is going to be one of the best movies ever? You need look no further than this two second gif yanked from the leaked comicon footage from a few weeks ago: That’s screen footage of Rocket Raccoon, spraying something or other with a fancy space […]


your conscience is all you can take to your grave

12 Aug

My friend Mikey breaking out the Bon Jovi at a soundcheck: Goosebumps, I tell you.


what i did on my (unpaid) summer vacation – week six – the final week

12 Aug

As you may have heard, though maybe not, as the news seems to have forgotten this story, the furloughs got cut from eleven to six days. As such, today is my last furlough day. Starting next week, I’m back to working and getting paid for the customary forty hours per week. As much as I’ll […]


what i did on my (unpaid) summer vacation – week five

05 Aug

I got up early for a doctor’s appointment, then tried strapping the bike rack on the new car. Thankfully, it fit without too much trouble, even if the bike looks huge hanging off the back: Finding that things fit, I took a nice 10 miler through the woods over at Dutch Gap Conservation area before […]


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