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Van can go ahead and have the first comment.
Although considering the episode title:
Super Mario Brothers
Well it beats toe wrestling.
That’s something. Not too many things beat toe wrestling.
So TEB (and Cj if you’ve updated to 3.O),
noticed a shortened battery life with the firmware?
My external battery pack is running noticeably warmer since the update (indicating a rapid discharge) and not lasting as long.
Van, I haven’t actually been on my touch that much since yesterday so I can’t comment on battery life.
I have always found life varies depending upon what app I’m running anyway.
Ok, time to do notes.
Ed, good move on Flickr. Creep!
I’m feeling well enough to go to work, so I must go. DP locked & loaded for the trip in.
Good morning, Pan. Off to face another busy day with a full slate of podcasts to listen to.
Was it me, or did Questors cause some De Ja Vu?
We have that Queensrych album
Ok, I must have missed it. Where does the title of the show fit in?
Still listening to the end music, so maybe something after that.
Palm PRE perhaps.
So external battery pack drained in 6 hours with light usuage.
My kitty thinks the only reason I turn on the vacuum is to tick her off.
Ed: Yes, that is creepy. And I think you did the right thing.
(from other thread)
TEB the cat whisperer.
Naw, she’s telling me what she thinks of the thing right now. Better give her a brushing to let her know I’m not completely evil.
Just itsy bitzy tiny weeney evil.
It’s Thursday. I can’t be finished my work for the day already. Early finishes are reserved for Fridays.
GÃ¼ten MÃ¶rgen, Pan!
I’m behind again…I’ll have to pay more attention to Thursdays. (I never quite got the hang of Thursdays…)
I’ve found my answer to iPhone, so in a year or so, I’ll be getting one of these (maybe):
Ed: You did good. I’d report him to the Flikr management as well
Jack: Do you still get Voice Mail? I left one for you. I can try and redo it and email it to you if you like.
My problem with the iPhone is I don’t want to be locked into AT&T. Stupid subsidy crap. That Samsung looks sweet. So does the Pre.
I’ve had my LG for about 3 years and my provider keeps harassing me to change my program. I’m not that dumb.
I appreciate everyone’s support. I’ve already gotten at least one positive response from one of the other Flickr users that I emailed. I expect I’ll have more when I can check again at home.
For you iPhone guys suffering from Pre envy, I can only offer this for now:
Bigtime apologies to the Ambassador, Amy Bowen. I grabbed the wrong Questors file for this episode.
Sorry, Amy. I’ll get the right episode going for you – a.s.a.p.
ditto – I did not receive any VM files. Ugh. I might need to consider ditching K7 for voicemail.
Ryah: The episode title was selected at random this week. When all was edited together, I jumped in at a random point during the Questors episode and grabbed the first catchy phrase. I only wish that had clued me in that it was the old Questors episode.
Ed: I’d consider locking down access to your flickr account.
ditto: I can totally agree with that! 🙂
Ed: +100 to everything the Pan has said in this regard. I may be seen as a touch paranoid about some things. Then something comes to light to remind me why.
Another great show! The Stolen Lyrics were of particular note. The second made me want to shove a pencil through my eardrum.
On a privacy-side-note, here’s an interesting example.
I go to an art site on occasion. Included are nudes of varying artist quality and tastes. One woman had several posts, all nude shots of herself. The kicker is that she posted them on her page along with her full name. Within seconds I found out her age, where she graduated, the business she owns, and the relative area where said business resides as well as her home.
Naturally, I contacted her and warned her of this. Thankfully she seemed to take it in the spirit offered and took her name down.
Sadly this happens all too often.
This is also why I have different pseudonyms.
imag1narynumber: I totally agree on paranoia & pseudonyms. 🙂
CP: Easy — Deer Tick
Lunch cannot come soon enough. I need a nap.
Jack: no problems. I’ll redo it and email you.
Good Morning, Pan.
I’m listening now – so much less quickly than usual. I was up for 22 hours straight then had to get up early this morning to take daughter to school, then took son to water donation drive with this awesome 98 cent breakfast deal.. then we took a tour of a pizza place and then back to pick up daughter.. came home, collapsed on the sofa and I just KNOW that the one measly cup of coffee I had is not going to sustain me much longer.
So, excuse me while I sit here and zone out now.
Shout out to Jack, are you going to post a new show with the right questor episode in or leave it for a future DP episode?
I don’t have Pre envy, I enjoy the games on the iPhone too much.
Although that may change in the future when or if apps really take off on the Pre.
Had lunch with my Boo (she asked for money), then we went shopping. Now for a (female) rant:
Why can’t sizes truly be universal? Wanted to buy some jeans. I tried on three different brands, but all were ostensibly the same size. Even though they were supposed to be the same size, one brand was too tight, on brand fit too loose, and the other was perfect (I feel like Goldilocks). Guess which pair I bought. Again I say, why can’t sizes all be the same?
Not to make light of Ed’s discovery, but you need to see this:
I heard a familiar “excellent” at the end of the episode. 😀 happy.
Bunny – I totally agree on the clothing thing. My favorite clothing store changed their sizes recently, like the entire structure. So now you have to know what “new” size you are as well as which style. So you find your body shape and then figure out your number and they have like color-coding so you can find the right shape and size for you.
I can’t complain. I have a very awesome new pair of jeans and it’s pretty cool to say that I wear a size 5 because – yeah.. NOT!
I have an undying hatred for clothes shopping.
And on that note. Off to a different store in search of that perfect pair of jeans.
My biggest problem is that the style is hipster jeans, which is fine when you’re 17 but I’m not. Normal jeans are getting harder to find.
I agree, Van. Usually I like to get in, get what I want and get out, but sometimes it’s just not that easy (especially for us fussy girls).
CP: Stick It Out — Rush
Well I, for one, could be happy shopping for hours and hours and hours.
I’m really flippin’ cold right now. The more tired I am, the colder I am. I turned the AC off, I’ve got a blanket, and I’m waiting for Dan to start complaining about the heat.
Time to start working!
So would scissors cut a circuit board?
Back from the store, again. Didn’t find a pair of jeans I liked but did buy a pair of capri so I guess it wasn’t a total wash.
Ummm, Van, what are you trying to do now?
I’m starting to feel sorry for your computer.
Cj, sounds like nap time.
Van, if the frustration over the screw has gone to the point of needing to alter the board, go with a tool designed for slower cutting, like a nail file, or some sort of small hacksaw.
How is it I successfully got frustration and screwing in there?
I may need a shrink.
Is this where we insert the mean comment on poor Van, unable to get a little screw?
Maybe we could say a little screw got the best of him?
Back on my touch so expect the occasional inane comment just so I don’t have to hit refresh then get some thumb action going
T.E.B.: I believe it’s more that he can’t unscrew the mother…board
Oes that screw torque off, Van? 🙂
patient breaks from a mental institute, goes to a laundry mat. Sexually assults two people there, then runs away.
The headlin reads: Nut Screws Washers Then Bolts
Really need to work on my thumb spelling here
Thunder back. To quote a certain song “Haevy clouds but no rain”
TheTYne guy across the street likes to pull into my driveway in order to back into his. Sometimes it freaks me out.
I have no idea what happened to that first word. Supposed to be “the”
For reasons I cannot fathom, WP decided it didn’t like my last random comment
Oh, I figures it out. Ther are now ten or fifteen comments in moderation because I somehow got an extra u in my name. Stilltrying to figure out this thumb thing
oh well, lots of witty comments for people to enjoy later when Jack releases them
I’m sitting here in the dark with a kitty on my lap. Don’t want to disturb her in order to turn on the light. Damn cat ruling my life
and all 😉
Random comment to avoid thumb action
Discovered a problem when white pants meet a dark cat…
Kitty is not happy with the sound of the hiil outside
I am loving the Bunny comments. I just have to say.
Holy crap. That thunder shook the whole house
I just freed 9 bunnies from the spam filter.
Van, I won’t re-release #129, but I also won’t keep Amy waiting a full cycle further to run the newest Questors – – just because I’m a bonehead. Stay tuned.
I see Jack has released my comments. Now, weren’t they worth the wait?
Jack, just consider that Questors a blip in the Matrix
Jack is both a bonehead and a butterhead all in one week! (self-proclaimed of course. I don’t think any of us agree with him.)
Bunny, you are always worth the wait!
Ihave to go to the bathroom but my cat is clinging to me, afraid of the thunder. Now what do I do?
I shall quote The Princess Bride:
“I hate waiting”
Have to distueb her anyway. Need to get up and do a few things, then I’m off to play ninja.
If one ignores the reminder alert one sets up, what good does it do to bother setting it up in the first place?
I shall explain things, and after this you may start feeling sleepy:
The wifi card is a mini PCI card, held on the main /m by two tiny screws, one of which WILL not budge. Completely shredded the thread, tried screwdrivers and pliers and it won’t move.
So after yesterdays farce, where I crushed a socket for one of the wifi antennas, I’m at the point I just want the bloody old card out even if I have to cut around the screw, once the card is out I should be able to get a better grip on the little piece of metal.
Oh and rationality has gone out of the window.
TEB: Perhaps it’ll make you feel a tad better that it’s similar on the male side. I’ve worn shoes from size 6 to 10. When it comes to clothing every brand is different. As a matter of fact, two individual pieces that are otherwise identical can be cut differently by inches. To top it off, some brands do “vanity sizing”, so the 3XL person can feel good that the tag says just 2XL. As previously mentioned, I’m a bit on the short side, so buying pants is particularly annoying (I love me some low-rise jeans.). Add in my stocky build and it’s all fun. Luckily I overall otherwise enjoy shopping.
Vanamonde: I wish you well in this war.
Van: Since rational has gone out the door. I’d get a soldering iron and melt the screw out through it’s fastening hole.
Well I still want to be able to use the laptop after wards.
Maybe soldering the screwdriver to the screw would allow me to twist it out.
Van: The scary thing about that idea is that it might actually work. Dear God, I helped…
You can tell I have little experience with electronics can’t you?
Van: I’m certain, even as I sit at work doing “tech support” that you have more electronics experience than I.
Send your name to Mars:
Seems I’m not alone with battery issues and the new firmware.
Quite a few reports of iPhone 3G running hot after the update.
Van: Yes, you can cut the circuit board with a pair of scissors although, you’ll want heavy duty ones, a better choice since you don’t care about what happens to the board would be wire cutters. Those would probably be easier to get around in the tight space.
RE: the new Samsung, as a Verizon customer myself, all I can say is that yes Verizon will lock the phone down as much, or more, than AT&T.
Back from kicking butt and not taking names 🙂
TEB: I’ve noticed that with jeans, too. It makes shopping for them that much more labor-intensive.
Our TEB has an evil clone, The Energizer Buunny! Perhaps the WP filter-bot was strong with the Light Side of the Force today. 😉 😀
Okay… finished changing computers and my job. I need to get get up to speed with the Dead Pan.
I will start sending stuff Jack’s way soon. 🙂
I think I may have been stood up 🙁
I lied. Not stood up at all 😉
Jack Jaffee! Changing jobs? Do tell.
I am now tanker trucker overdrive. Chances of a roll over are much higher. 🙂
but I then again I could burn to death. 🙂
This isn’t me.
Sure hope this isn’t you either. 😉
Ditto… wow that guy is a shit head. You can’t get a truck over tracks even with out a hill in the way.
I just got your voicemail too. Why did I get Jaffee’s and not ditto’s?
Jack, I hope you don’t mind but I just sent your name to Mars.
Jack: Don’t worry. That’s just how my luck typically runs.
Night pan. Tomorrow will be a long day.
Sorry for the stress, ditto. I’m with ya, brother….. Deep breaths.
Well, at least it’s Friday now. That should be worth something!
Note to self, don’t apply for work in Bozeman, Montana.
I was sound asleep and then my super-mommy senses kicked in. I heard a noise. I leaped from my bed and landed in my son’s room where he stood quietly coughing. He’s fine, but he was making the “I’m gonna barf” noises, so I’m keeping an eye on him now. No fever or anything… just that weird coughing. It’s gone now, but here we are; awake at 4am again.
Coffee is my friend.
Another beautiful morning.
Oh and Jack, I lied. I was looking and if it’s the picture I’m thinking of (and there are a few floating around the aether) I was about 35 so 6 or 7 years ago.
Hope your son turns out to be ok, Cj.
PS: Skype me when we are both on line.
For those of you who care (which I’m sure aren’t many), I’ve solved my anniversary dilemma.
My father-in-law- does wood working. He’s going to build a chess table for our living room to be ready for our anniversary. With 2″ squares and space on one side for a clock, it should be nice.
There, just saw hubby off. Now for something breakfast like
Very cool gift, TEB.
Relay Day! I took today off, but need to head out soon for set-up since I’m on the committee. Things haven’t quite come together like I had hoped, and I’m not feeling my best, but we’ll make do.
I also got my first non-friend friend request in FB solely because of MW. I don’t think I’ll accept it.
Anyway, I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!
Have a good run, ditto.
I don’t accept those app friend requests. I don’t accept any friend request unless I actually know who they are.
Weird Al does The Doors and Craig’s List
Over analyzing, but still interesting fun.
Encouragement for tippers
When, in the future, will your favourite Sci-Fi movie actually happen:
So I’m thinking just plain ol’ chocolate chip cookies today. It’s been awhile since I’ve done the basics.
Well peeps. While I know the board is hoppin 🙂 I have to leave all this excitement and get some food for my larder.
Basics is good.
Back from shopping. Even went for a walk. Now eating a piece of pineapple, being a Pepper, and thinking about starting on my cookies.
I’m glad to see the board kept busy while I was away 😆
Being a pepper?
First batch of cookies are in the oven. Ended up making oatmeal chocolate chip, instead of plain chocolate chip but I figure, hey, I can make whatever damn cookies I please 😉
Van, “He’s a Pepper, She’s a Pepper, I’m a Pepper, you’re a Pepper, we’re all Peppers, wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper too?”
That kind of Pepper.
I actually like this one better:
This day can stop being strange…
(I have actually been nominated for 2 categories in the Parsecs…strange)
That’s the problem with asking questions… You might actually get an answer 🙂
I guess I should take my awards promo down now…
Congrats Wolf! I’m rooting for you! 😮
Does that mean you’ll be at Dragon*Con this year? Personally I think there’s something better happening at that time 😉
Lunch Time! I hear sushi calling.
Unfortunately I can not make it ease or west of me…
Well after sushi TEB, you will share your cats bad breath.
Insulted I am, Van. And no, that’s what spearmint gum if for.
dam I can not type…
Spearmint gum… Hopefully you won’t have to walk…
Everybody’s picking on me 😥
Ahhh… I’m sorry bunny.
Awww, you do love me… 😉
I just don’t know what to make of that, Rhett
Yo…. Popping in – no time to get caught up (right now).
Unfortunately, the Iron Maidens are merely a Maiden cover band with a gimmick. The most impressive thing I’ve heard from them is a spot-on live version of 7th Son of a 7th Son.
I’m home from play group and we have successfully strewn LEGOS about the room in less than 2 minutes.
That is all.
The weekend may now commence.
Interesting bit with the “when in the future SciFi movies take place” post.
They forgot Dune, though 🙂
No they didn’t Ed. Dune is the last one.
Snuck out and got some spirits for tonight’s gaming. Now ready for the weekend.
Looks like we’re in for another afternoon storm.
Ghost for gaming night…
Where can I buy mine?
I shouldn’t be surprised but here, Wolf
Some micro-brewer really REALLY needs to make a “Natural 20” ale (or something similar). . . I know D&D nights are not as prevalent as they were in pre-internet days, but a quality beer specifically brewed for gaming night would still find a devoted consumer-base.
Just make sure it goes well with Cheetos.
Stop the insanity… Get New Job.
Wait, that’s my to do list…
Will have real comments soon.
These are not the comments you are looking for.
I know ROFLWoW Podcast taste tested the new Horde flavored Mt. Dew last night.
Does that come with extra trotters?
Hubby and I host table top gaming on Fridays (Arkham Horror, Munchkin, Catan, etc) and do D & D most Saturday nights.
D’oh! I expected it to be at the bottom of the list and apparently my eyes passed right over it.
I stand duly corrected.
Still no sign of deranged computers.
I wish I had a good D&D group around me that I was aware of. Meetup has one listed. Checking it out gave me the heeby-jeebies (sp?). I cringed in horror and closed the tab, never to return again.
WNDRWolf: Most excellent and congrats on the nominations!
This made me smile a bit. Seems Clinton is not immune to the unconstitutional NSA surveillance.
Still on the plus side you can play Tetris on facebook.
I miss D&D night 🙁
Any realistic chance we could get together and do this over skype somehow?
Would it just be to “meh” to try?
We may as well do it over Twitter with a bank of Commodore 64’s.
So am I the only one who thinks the ‘hero’ in Krod Mandoon sounds like Tee Morris?
Yeah I know he’s an English guying putting on an american accent.
J0e, if you’re asking me, most likely not. Nine time out of ten it turns put to be just hubby and I because lives got in the way. We’ve actually (almost) come to prefer it (although, if we had less busy friends in the area and could get together regularly we might change our mind).
We’re currently working our way through the new version 4
Van, I can play Tetris without Facebook, too. 🙂
H, doorbell ringing. Gotta go!
Ed: I lolz-ified at that one
So just me then.
According to an article in Retro Gamer, this:
Has one of the best versions of Tetris.
Congrats are in order to WNDRWolf for the award nominations!
Well deserved, Wolf! Congrats!
Wolf got nominated? Right on!
The last two weeks have been busy as hell for me. Sorry for the light participation from me. Jack, yes I got your voice mail and yes we need to plan something. Anyway, DnD was mentioned so I must comment! First off I agree that most of these advertised groups are scary. It’s always better to get a group of your friends together and play. To justaJOe’s point of playing over the internet, there is software specifically created to do just that. I haven’t ever tried it, but I’m guessing it wouldn’t be hard to accomplish. After listening to the podcast game with Wil Wheaton, PvP and Penny Arcade I’m itching to start playing again. Plus it would make for good podcasting fodder (and cannon fodder too!)
Vanamonde: Re: Krod. I have absolutely no idea what this is, so I cannot comment. 🙂
Rhettro: Nice to see you back. We are on the hunt for friends, as pathetic as that may sound. Mayhap we’ll get lucky and they’ll want to play. Who knows.
Recently saw a photo of a woman in a two-piece bathing suit. Whomever did the touch-up was so drunk with Photoshop power, he airbrushed out her belly-button.
Just a quick hop in. Short gaming session.
When we were doing distance D&D we used Screen Monkey. It seemed to work pretty well. The biggest issue with distance gaming is time zones. One person’ s early is anothers late.
Now to rustle some food. Need to dilute some of this beer in my system
PS: I lost at gaming but hubby won so I guess it evened out
CD: Listening to hubby play Back In Black on the guitar
CLHP ( currently listening to hubby play): Sin City – AC/DC
CLHP: Long Live Rock and Roll – Rainbow
OK, I’m gone again. Have a great Friday, everyone.
Lesson learnt this morning:
Always double check you haven’t left yesterdays teabags in the teapot when making your morning cup of tea.
eeeww, Van. That’ll teach you
Cj, those were funny.
Morning Pan! It’s 7:30 AM and looking to be a glorious day!
I want to get up and get my wallet to make an Amazon purchase but the cat is curled up so cute in a sunbeam in my way. I guess Amazon will have to wait.
Now 8:30 AM, all you lazy bums should be wide awake by now! 🙂
I’m totally awake! I’m no bum.
I wouldn’t mine being a cute cat sleeping in a sunbeam though. Lucky cat.
Hah! It’s almost 4pm here.
“I just dropped in to see what condition my condition is in”
So, I tweeted this, but am going to share it here because it’s odd. I received a check in the mail from the Federal Trade Commission for $27.68.
It says that a credit card of mine was compromised in 1998. That’s an amazingly long time ago for me. I had a different name, lived elsewhere, wasn’t married etc… I’m sure I didn’t have any of the credit cards I currently have.
I’m having a hard time trusting that it’s real even though there is a complete and valid information on the FTC website http://ftc.gov/opa/2009/06/jkpublications.shtm saying it’s real. AND.. there are no weird markings on the check saying it isn’t real or anything. It’s just a standard issue check.
Like free money dropping from the skies. I’m totally cool with that.
It’s frolicing with the tumbleweeds.
4pm? Hurm . . . By my calculations, Vanamonde is either in Iraq or Australia.
# Van is in the UK.
Cj: If you’re absolutely sure it’s legit, take the money and run.
Speaking of running. Must do a few things then off to my normal Saturday morning kick butt session 🙂
There was a guy over here whose CC was compromised.
Unfortunately for him, child porn was bought using his CC details. The Police arrested him and he was charged as a paedophile.
Took him a long time to clear his name and in the process lost his job.
Cj: I hate to peddle Yahoo Answers as having anything other than total nonsense, but the only thing I found readily is:
The only input I have is that the ONLY thing the credit bureaus have correct are my past residences, even though I’ve tried to keep a low profile overall.
Also, I’ve seen a credit of something like $16 dollars come back to a business owner when a judge determined that Visa tried to railroad retailers’ customers into using charge instead of debt, or visa versa, nearly a decade later.
Vanamonde: Sadly all too common.
OoooohOOoooohing, the new slider control in 3.0 works so much better than the old one.
Listening to JC Hutchens debrief about Personal Effects Dark Art..a bit depressing.
I’m actually assuming it’s valid based on the fact that it’s on the FTC’s website and the fact that there are no unusual notations or small print type stuff on the check.
I would as well.
I’ve heard that Games of Chance podiobook-thing. I was very unimpressed. Especially at the end when he thanks all the people that helped him flesh out the book, like people at NASA. I can’t see one point in the story where there was a great little nugget of detail that made the story any more real.
It looks like I might be doing some live music at this year’s Podcamp AZ.
Well, Jack, that is something for us to all be excited about now! Woo hoo!
I thought CJ’s websites was texAsfromlastnight. But that would be something totally different.
Getting ready to head to the pool with my son. He’s become fond of the canonball now that he can stand in the pool with his head above water.
Back from butt kicking workout. Had Subway for lunch. Now just killing the afternoon until we go out with the World Fantasy crowd for steak dinners.
*joins Cj in dancing*
Cool news Jack.
Looks like we’re going to get another afternoon rainstorm
World Fantasy crowd? Sounds neet. Kinda reminds me of an old Mad Magazine comic. Man’s reading Playboy. His wife complains, “Why do you read this trash?”. He replies, “I enjoy it. It makes me feel like the whole world is having an orgy.”. But then he concludes with a frown, “Except me.”.
I would join Cj and The Energizer Bunny in dancing, but I make Elaine from Seinfeld look graceful.
# World Fantasy is a yearly convention. We had the convention here in Calgary last year and I was on the committee. We were, and are, friends anyway so we decided to get the committee (and spouses) together and have dinner at one of our steak houses. We are expecting about 20 people at tonight’s dinner.
CD: waiting for the iPhone to erase all it’s date so I can do a restore in a possible futile attempt to sort out the increased battery consumption.
– date +data
CP: Streaming The Wishing Bridge album by Matt Mango from Spotify.
Oh and as I listened to Sofanauts, they mentioned a app for the iPhone/iPod Touch:
The idea being that with 3.0, you will be able to buy future issues from within the emagazine.
Only had a quick flick through so can’t comment on the quality of the stories, but the presentation can get in the way (as mentioned by one of the Sofanauts guest).
Hopefully the big SCIFI mags will jump on this bandwagon..but I’m not holding my breath.
Took the kids swimming for about 2 hours. I’m incapable of tanning – even though I’m an Arizona native – but I produce freckles at the speed of light while in the sun with or without my SPF 50.
I kinda wanna go into hiding right now.
Or I could do like Jan did on the Brady Bunch and try to rub them off with a lemon.
Of course if I had a lemon, I’d have to dredge it in sugar.
and if I have a lemon dredged in sugar, I’ll have to mix 1 part Vodka Citron and 1 part Frangelico in a shot glass to enjoy it with.
Wait… was I talking about again?
The Brady Bunch passed me by, judging from that lemon-freckles tip that would appear to be a good thing.
Jack: Congratulations! Podcamp AZ is going to rock in more ways than one this year! 🙂
CT: Opal Fruits..mmmmm!
Time drags by when you are waiting for iTunes to sync after a restore.
Indeed. Itunes seems to really not know how to use a USB port properly.
Congrats on the live gig news, Jack.
Thanks all. I actually posted that comment live from the PodCamp meeting.
It’s not a paying gig or anything – but, hopefully I’ll have gotten my act together sufficiently by then to make a live performance profitable in some way — other than getting me attention.
It turns out that I’m kinda now running the music panel. . . which is why I’m fairly sure I’ll get a slot for a musical performance.
I’m up way past my bedtime. I hope you are all having sweet dreams!
Happy Father’s Day, dads and kids everywhere.
I was introduced to chocolate cake shots last year. As I recall, it’s half Frangelico and half lemon vodka. Down it and then suck (or eat, in my case) on a sugar-dusted slice of lemon. That’s my one lemon-related booze deal.
Summer Solstice today, it’s down hill all the to winter.
Vanamonde: Yep, I switched over to iced coffee officially today.
Happy Daddy’s Day to all the daddy’s (even if it’s just the daddy of your pet).
Under the heading, I really need to communicate with my friends more:
Had dinner with a bunch of friends last night.
1) the girl who was originally going to come to Arizona with me was there
2) one of the couples who regularly come to our Friday Gaming nights was there.
I was talking to girl 1 about some of the DP stuff that might be going on when couple 2 (who were sitting beside us) overheard and said “You’re going to the Terry Pratchett convention? Here we thought we were the only ones from Calgary who would be going!”
I see these people on a regular basis and neither one of us mentioned this before… like I said, communication.
They asked for a link to this site, they may (or may not) join in this craziness we call DeadPan.
For Daddy’s Day, our one daughter gave hubby a Deep Purple DVD. He was happy with his gift.
Congrats on the nomination, WW.
I got to sleep in for Father’s day after a late night of gaming. Soon, we’re heading for lunch (or, in my case, breakfast) to one of my favorite restaurants. Not a bad start to the day.
Hope all the sires out there are enjoying their day as well.
Have fun jammin at PodCamp, Jack!
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads.
You know, when you see this “I was talking to girl 1 about some of the DP stuff” sometimes your mind just goes in the wrong direction.
Tsk, tsk, ditto 😆
Well, I survived Relay. It went very well. Our team made our goal. Our Relay didn’t but we did better than last year. I was busy all night so I never got tired, but at the same time, I only got to walk around the track once. When I checked my pedometer, I found out I walked 16 miles! No wonder I’m still tired and sore.
So, my reward is to go see “Up”.
I’m just sayin’! 😉
Have fun at the movie, ditto. A well deserved break!
Ah, ditto. Thanks for reassuring me that I wasn’t the only one. 😉
We are taking the kids to see “Up” today as well, but first….
I’m makin’ hubby’s favorite breakfast – WAFFLES.
We already lavished him with gifts of a new desk chair and Wrath of the Lich King.
Just add maple syrup and vanilla ice cream.
Is that my waist expanding?
I prefer my waffles with berries and whip cream…
We have strawberries and cherries here.
I know someone who prefers their man that way.
So according to this weeks Times supplement a shave from one of these:
is the equivalent of listening to vinyl instead of MP3s.
Happy Father’s Day to all those fathers out there. My family got me a nice box of See’s Candy. Yum. I plan on calling my dad this afternoon. 🙂
“Up” was fabulous.
Van, so those razors make crackly noises if dust gets on them?
ditto — kudos on your relay. I feel like I didn’t do enough to support your cause this year.
No problems, Jack. It’s not like I gave you any notice, and you certainly have enough on your mind.
Up doesn’t get released till October in the UK.
Taking the urine for fook’s sake.
“Yea” for up! I want to see.
Can I just say Kewwl whhip!
… and finally – that mower that I struggled with to get started last week (valve timing, battery shorted out, then “snapped a blade deck belt”) … drum roll please …
It just broke a push rod. (“engine done broke big time” for you non-motor heads).
I’d rather suffer a withering blintzkrieg attack from the Luftwaffle.
I have to give a thumbs-up for my electric mower.
My wife just pointed out the most awesome shirt. On the back, it reads:
“I handle wild animals for a living. If I am running: Keep Up!”
Suxors on the mower mayhem, jj.
A wee bit over the top:
If you own both a PS3 and a 360 a good site for comparison of games released on both formats:
Home from “Up” – holy crap. That movie is going to keep Kleenex in business.
I hate to tweet, but I currently have a frying pan full of salsify (SAL sih fee) from a can. I’ve added pepper and a few drops of olive oil.
Anyone else ever cooked this stuff? Any other suggestions while it’s on the stovetop?
Pretty damn tasty so far, btw.
What is it Jack?
Happy father’s day, boys!
Sounds interesting, Jack. I’ve never heard of it before, but now I’d like to try it!
Ryah: W00t! Potential new Deadpanites are always good news! 🙂
ditto: Yay! I’m glad you had a good Relay.
I’d never heard of salsify. hmmm
Also, just finished recording LLAP #118. The title of which will most likely be “Saucer Shaped Sections” if I remember.
I’m really over-tired and don’t know why. I should not be.
They lost me at ‘tastes like oysters’.
Morning Pan, the next two shifts are going to be a pain.
I just dumped the little stalks out of the can into a frying pan. I think they were actually a little tastier before cooking, but were still kind of good. I get the oyster part. . . they do have kind of a seafoody consistency.
OK, that’s not selling these things very well, but I’d certainly try them again.
Sounds…um, well not so good actually. But, that’s OK. It’s Monday now. Too early on Monday for coherence.
Was downtown already and back again. Decided I don’t like the new downtown office. They like to have the air conditioner cranked right up, so I spent most of the morning freezing.
Well, as fun as this is, I’m off in my never ending quest for the perfect pair of jeans. A girlfriend of mine, I think the only one I know who is actually shorter than I am, recommended a place I’m going to look at.
I’m mopping floors today and doing laundry and of course, Monday is 3 extra kids day and spreadsheet due day. It’s amazing I get anything done on Mondays, but really, I think I do more than any other day of the week.
This week I need to get my car smogged and buy a new pair of sneakers. I have set amazing goals for myself as you can see!
Ooh and I almost forgot. I totally need to wax my eyebrows. I bet you are all so glad I shared that information with you!
I must confess, the notion of waxing eyebrows has never remotely occurred to me. Be sure to get us some before and after pictures 🙂
I wax them every couple weeks. I doubt you’d notice any difference. It’s all about those extraneous little strands of hair that nobody sees, but me and my beautician. I see three little hairs and think “I’m a hairy beast” when really.. I’m not very hairy at all.
I’m totally having a TMI moment. Sorry.
Even though it’s only 11:00 I could really, really, REALLY, use something to drink right now.
I, don’t wax anything. I’m not that much of a masochist 🙂
A waxed bunny. . . . chew on that mental image for awhile.
Cuter than a Hairless Chihuahua?
This is hilarious for so many reasons right now.
God, I need a drink.
CW: True Blood S2E2
Oh and I have a terrible confession.
My eyebrows tend towards the bushy, so every few months I shave a bit higher than usual.
Or lower if I’m shaving my head.
You shave lower than your eyebrows, Van? How low? 😆
There, managed to convince a friend to come over (the female half of the couple going to Arizona too). We won’t be drinking alcohol, but still… A break is a break.
She’s going to help me make a case for justifiable homicide. Just in case I need it/
In the interest of avoiding TMIville, I’ve opted out of the shaving topic
Good Morning, Panites!
I’ve finally figured it out: I DON’T DO WEEKENDS
Sorry about that “HA!” – My dad told me that he found all the episodes of ALF on youtube yesterday, and he’s been watching them.
I swear I’m going to get my DNA tested…
Wastin’ away again in TMIville.
Looking for my lost jigger of salt.
I think all the guys should tell us where (and how much) they shave! 😳
Listening to Horror Addicts…interview with some hack named Jack Mangan…This guy doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about… Spherical Tomi 2 yeah right like that is going to happen in our life times… I bet we get a sequel to 16 Pieces at a Time first.
There’s actually a woman on our street who doesn’t shave at all. She stopped by one day to ask if she could pick some apples from our tree. I had trouble concentrating on what was being said because she was wearing a tank top and her underarm hair was longer than my husband’s.
T.E.B.: I am bearded, but I shave my neck and facial cheeks. I will occasionally tire of my beard, and then will be clean shaven for about a month, until I just can’t stand razor burn anymore, then the beard comes back.
In my youth, I have did the whole “shaved nether regions” thing, and I don’t see how anyone in their right mind or isn’t a porn star can keep that up. Perhaps they wax it Brazilian style…
I have an overriding fear of looking like a Soviet Leader in my old age.
-have (Sheesh I are educated, am I now, Yes?)
They would love her in Germany.
CP: I Feel You — Placebo
Shave, no, trim, yes. I’ll leave the rest to your TMI imagination.
Floors are mopped.
Send hubby to emissions test place because he dared to come home for lunch. Yay for delegation of duties!
I would never shave any portion of my face. Wax all the way! I have an insanely high threshold for pain anyway which is probably why I’m always beat up and bruised and have no clue how any of it happened.
Oooh.. so, not trying to change the subject or steer everyone away from the titillating conversation about shaving and waxing, but I do have a question:
Does anyone else mop their floors tile by tile? This is assuming you have 1 foot by 1 foot tiles like I do, I suppose.
Cj – People still mop floors? We use a swifter in our den.
TEB: All the good bits and all the way 😉
Well, actually – I steam clean my floors. My Enviro-steamer is actually leaking. It might have to be replaced soon.
This is what I use: http://tinyurl.com/mj4jfb
We mop. We have been meaning to get one of those Swiffers, but haven’t gotten around to it yet.
The UNIX way:
touch; unzip; strip; touch; finger; mount; fsck; more; yes; yes; more; yes; umount; make clean; sleep
Ironically, I try to combine my mopping and shaving into one activity. Multitasking FTW. I suppose both could involve waxing…..
(PS. Lejon’s on-topic comments are freed from mod – see above).
Cj, I use a Swiffer Wet Jet. I’ve actually found it works well on walls, too.
Was very humid today, which always gnackers me out.
Nap time for Van?
Oh no. I get back to the Pan in time for naps… I (ZZZzzzzz…)
Actually, I guess it’s more like bedtime for you isn’t it, Van?
LJ, there’s always time for naps.
Yup, flaked out for two hours, I’m definitely a not summer person.
One to tempt the Wolf perhaps:
CP: Eyes of a Stranger — Payola$
CD: Thinking of starting dinner preparations… hmmm, wonder when hubby will be home…
delayed reaction….. ALF?? Gordon Shumway??
There is such a thing as texting.
My house is full of children. I think I’ll order pizza!
If I were babysitting ALF, I’d have to order some cat pizza, I suppose.
Isn’t that any pizza with anchovies on?
I could go for some pizza. But, no anchovies for me.
Pixar is pretty cool:
Finally heard from hubby, he’ll be home in an hour. Supper’s only a pasta boil away so now have some time to kill until he gets home.
Actually Jack, further to an earlier conversation, the male half of the othe couple coming to Arizona was the chairman of Westercon. Evo should definately remember him.
Oh yeah, we did interview Evo a couple of years ago for PodioBooks. I guess I’ve dealt with him more than I realized
As if the movie itself wasn’t a tear jerker – that story …
I wonder if that means you win…
Bunny: excellent! I look forward to meeting them, as well. DiscWorldCon is going to be like a Calgary stampede in Arizona.
Ugh! Don’t say that! I avoid the stampede like the plague!
I hasten to add the story about the dying girl and not the Canadian invasion of Arizona.
Supper et. Now matching Merlin S1E1
Currently Dozing off to: Bossa Nova channel on Sky.FM
Today was not good for me. Evil, Inc. is merging with another company, which will likely mean layoffs in my area. I don’t think my job is at risk, but all of my staff could be. *sigh*
I’m calling it a night.
Sorry to hear that, EssBee. Let’s hope it isn’t too bad.
EssBee – Wow.
Van – the Wolf is tempted. checking it out now. (You know you could record a review of your favorite podcast and I would play it. Hell I’ll even edit it.)
Why am I thinking of a hairless bunny?
EssBee, hope everything works out in your favor somehow!
EssBee: That’s too bad. *HUGS*
Long, but productive night. Community college application submitted. Student aid application begun. Air travel to California at the end of July booked. Not exactly a fun night, but it all has to get done.
On a more fun note: I’m going to a murder mystery party this Friday night! The mystery is set in the Elizabethan royal court, and I get to be Sir Francis Drake! This means I get to wear my pirate outfit one more time! All my friends are perfectly cast in their roles, too, and I can’t wait for the fun to begin!
Amy – Are you a pirate queen in disguise?
From a soon-to-be-extinct creature: http://blip.tv/file/2250992/
Now to get caught up on the conversation.
Morning Pan, a busy, busy day ahead of me.
Not going to be helped by the high humidity.
Gnashing of teeth and all that jazz.
Another day, another dollar.
Hope you all have a great day!