Archive | August 2003

Teeny toon – new ‘puter – drenched

I caught a couple episodes of the new Teen Titans cartoon today. I like it. Lots of anime influence, but it doesn’t bother me like it does in some shows. The character designs and animation both get quality points.

Julie tells me she got her mom her first computer today (she’s been using Web TV for a while). Sounds like she got it all set up and working. Only thing left is getting the Internet access provider picked out and configured. I think Labor Day weekend is going to put a crimp in any attempts to do that, though.

Boy did I get drenched at Ultimate practice this afternoon. It was nice and cool and clear for a while. Then it started raining, and raining, and raining some more. We only had enough for 3-on-3 game.

Closing time

I’ve finished with my work on Sunday’s newspaper, and am about to update the Web site stuff. Things went pretty smoothly tonight. Just briefs to edit, no big stories. Julie’s in Kentucky this weekend, visiting her mum — so it is just me and the pups for a couple days. We slept in a bit today, which is not ususual for Saturday, cause I like to get rested up for working late. I need to mow the yard tomorrow — just in two patches that grow fast, actually — so I hope I get my butt in gear.

Looks like the police caught the guy who broke into my friend D’s apartment. Police found him as he was stealing change out of cars and … yadda yadda yadda … he confessed to my friends’ burglary. Weird. I’m not holding my breath, but I hope they recover at least some of the stuff.

Some kid stabbed himself in the leg with a sword today. It was on the scanner. Turns out he was fine, pretty much … maybe a few stitches.

Comments are up

After several tries, it looks like I got the comments feature working. Feel free to use it.

Comments coming soon?

Hey Troy, I’m trying to add a PHP commenting feature, but I’ll probably need your help. It looks like changes have to be made to files on the server. — What’s that you say? We don’t have PHP? Shoot. I’ll just look for another comments system.

I’m watching…

I’m watching Most Extreme Elimination Challenge (MXC) on Spike TV. If you enjoy broken bones, splattering spleens, high impact hematomas, and watching people get them, then you’ll love MXC. Join hosts Vic Romano and Kenny Blankenship — they put the “FU” back in FUN. [Warning: viewing MXC may cause blood in your stool.]

The king of comics

Today would have been Jack Kirby’s 86th birthday. He either created or helped create so many comic book characters — it is unreal. There is a great story about him here.

Please won’t you be … my neighbor?

As of yesterday, the house next door is for sale. Only $80,000. It is almost exactly the same as my house … almost … kinda.

I’ve been West Niled?

I was way sick yesterday (actually some symptoms started before the weekend). I had a fever, stiff neck, body aches, lots of sneezing, chills, weakness, disorientation — many of which are symptoms of West Nile. I still have the stiff neck a little bit. I just wanted to be unconscious so as not to feel horrible, so I slept all but maybe 5 hours between 11 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Wednesday. I couldn’t believe the dogs slept almost the day, too.

I missed a meeting with some designers from our sister paper, Tuesday, which would have been nice to be at. I guess we have a lunchtime meeting tomorrow, that I get to/have to go to. Should get a nice lunch out of it (at Mugsy’s I believe), and maybe I’ll learn something too.

Did I ever tell you guys that my work is talked about in a textbook? I’ll have to find the jpegs of that and post them. Pretty neat, I think. This should be the first year that it this edition is used.

This is kinda funny/odd (though not for kids).

Acquisitions

Well, in addition to my recent car battery purchase, I also took advantage of Best Buy‘s TV Sale with financing ’til 2005! We bought a new 16:9 Television. I really like the looks of the direct-view models (over projection / rear projection) and have had my eye on this one for a while. It dropped a couple hundred dollars, and the no interest/no payment thing (offer lasts through Saturday) pushed me over the edge. Additionally, for my Birthday my family helped me buy an Apple iPod. I ordered it from the online store, so I have to wait for the shipping… whie I anxiously await it’s arrival, my preordered SoulCalibur II for XBOX is supposed to come in this week. YAY!

Undies

I have been working with the boxer briefs as well as the tighties lately. I tried to find a new boxer, but the comfy ones are so expensive. So I went back as well. Not all that happy, but getting used to it. Anything to drop the sperm count.