1,072 thoughts on “Un2014

  1. CW: McMillan and Wife S1E1

    Well actually it’s episode 2 but Netflix doesn’t have the pilot.

    Susan ST James was hot in the 70’s

    The casual sexism is a hoot.

    I’ll get my cost.

  2. Ok, I’m back.

    In answer to the podcast workaround. It’s a tiny bit of work but it does what I want.

    First, you will have to remove the podcast app from your phone or other idevice. If the podcast app picks up the new podcasts, ITunes on your computer won’t always get them.

    2) create a playlist in your iTunes (I call mine “sneak” but you can call it whatever you want)

    3) When you get new podcasts through your iTunes, move them over to the playlist you created.

    4) go into the info on the podcasts (ctr I). This can be done as a group, however you cannot change video and audio podcasts at the same time, you will have to grab all the audio and change them, then grab the videos and change them

    5) In the info screen:
    a) under the tab “info” change the “genre” from podcast to… pretty much anything else. I just call mine Other.
    b) go to the “options” tab and change the “media kind” into “music” for audios or “music videos” for videos.

    6) Sync your phone to ITunes on the computer. (don’t forget to add the new play list to the items you want to sync to your phone.)

    7) Enjoy.

    One note on this, sometimes, when you change the podcasts from being podcasts to music, Itunes doesn’t realize you’ve already downloaded the podcast so it will want to do it agai. Since I’m about two months behind on my podcasts, I have them all in my sneak playlist but usually just change the ones I plan to listen to on my phone for the short term and leave the rest as “podcasts” until I’m ready to listen to them.

    Hope this helps.

  3. Your crap joke for the evening:

    A Post Office worker at the main sorting office finds an unstamped, poorly hand-written envelope addressed to God. He opens it and discovers it is from an elderly lady, distressed because some thief robbed her of 100 dollars. She will be cold and hungry for the rest of the month if she doesn’t receive some divine intervention.The worker organizes a collection amongst the other postal workers, who dig deep and come up with 96 dollars. They get it to her by special courier the same morning.A week later, the same postal worker recognizes the same hand on another envelope. He opens it and reads: “Dear God, Thank you for the 100 dollars. This month would have been so bleak otherwise. P.S. It was four dollars short but that was probably those thieving bastards at the Post Office.”

  4. I do hope everyone going through Hercules* is doing ok.

    *Meaning the people enduring the big storm, not viewers of the Kevin Sorbo TV series. There’s no hope for those poor souls.

  5. Then there is iTunes.

    “Some of the apps in your library could not be loaded on your iPhone. See Triangle below for info.”

    *Triangle* – 30 total warnings. Ha Ha – Up yours!

  6. Well the new graphics card is rather dull looking compared to the old one.

    Not that it matters now that it’s installed and working.

  7. Can’t post a link ATM, but you really need to find and hear the song, “Stripsearch” by Faith No More.

    Forget about Mike Patton’s cheesy mustache, if you watch the video. Just listen. That song has completely set up shop in my mind, the past few days.

  8. Don’t know if they going cheap on the Amazon in North America, but in the UK the latest Gaiman (The Ocean at the end of the lane) and Pratchett disc world novel are very cheap on the kindle store (99p).

  9. Crap joke for the evening:

    After nearly 50 years of marriage, a couple was lying in bed one evening, when the wife felt her husband, begin to massage her in ways he hadn’t in quite some time. It almost tickled as his fingers started at her neck, and then began moving down past the small of her back. He then caressed her shoulders and neck, slowly worked his hand down, stopping just over her stomach. He then proceeded to place his hand on her left inner arm, working down her side, passing gently over her buttock and down her leg to her calf. Then, he proceeded up her thigh, stopping just at the uppermost portion of her leg. He continued in the same manner on her right side, then suddenly stopped, rolled over and became silent. As she had become quite aroused by this caressing, she asked in a loving voice, ‘Honey that was wonderful. Why did you stop?’ To which he responded: ‘I found the remote.’

    • I’m sure the executives are hoarding it for themselves so they can cash in on all the sick days.

      …alright, it’s early, so my faculties are still coming back online.

  10. Just back from seeing American Hustle.

    That woman from man of steel really cannot bloody act.

    Enjoyed the film though.

    With all that JL flesh on display Lo had better take a defibrillator,,

  11. Your crap joke for the day:

    Three convicts were on the way to prison. They were each allowed to take one item with them to help them occupy their time while incarcerated. On the bus, one turned to another and said, “So, what did you bring?” The second convict pulled out a box of paints and stated that he intended to paint anything he could. He wanted to become the “Grandma Moses of Jail”. Then he asked the first, “What did you bring?” The first convict pulled out a deck of cards and grinned and said, “I brought cards. I can play poker, solitaire, gin, and any number of games.” The third convict was sitting quietly aside, grinning to himself. The other two took notice and asked, “Why are you so smug? What did you bring?” The guy pulled out a box of tampons and smiled. He said, “I brought these.” The other two were puzzled and asked, “What can you do with those?” He grinned and pointed to the box and said, “Well according to the box, I can go horseback riding, swimming, roller-skating….”

  12. Pretty fun discussion about athletics and legal weed in Colorado. It’s toward the end: http://www.edgeofsports.com/audio.html

    As a Broncos fan, I struggle with Peyton Manning’s great performance mixed with his politics and boring-ness. I feel better about it hearing this, because he probably struggles with his conservative-ness mixed with how much $ he’s making off of Papa John’s in Denver now that everyone is high.

  13. This week I started the 5+2 diet.

    Today was a low calorie day, I’m really looking forward to that bowl of cereal at the end of my shift.

  14. So, we (meaning I) came up with a brilliant idea. Being a small press, we can’t afford to pay the going rate for audio book narrations. I contacted the U of C’s drama department to see if they had anybody who would be interested in doing this for a minimal fee, experience, and something to put in their portfolio. Within half an hour, I’ve had a couple of students jump at the chance, with more potential candidates queuing up.

    I don’t know what to do with all these narrators I suddenly have.

  15. Morning Pan

    A chinook rolled in during the evening. We are NOT expected to have snow and actually reach a temperature above the freezing rate.

  16. Regarding the above conversation, I just want you to know the sacrifice I will be making if we go to Colorado. West Jet does not have a flight to Denver. I will either have to fly Air Canada or United. *puts hand dramatically to forehead* Oh the tragedy.

  17. I have grown weary of people/companies “solving” technology problems I did not actually have … and leaving me with tech problems in the wake of their “making things better”.

    We may need to revisit their rebooted definition of the word “better”.

  18. So, I intend to post a Survey Monkey page this week to gauge interest in Deadpan Olympic hockey – – Who’s interested (and not going to flake!), the stakes, the prize(s)(?), the eligible teams, etc.

    I’m open to suggestions now, though.

  19. Pixie’s day is brought to you by pain, stiffness, fatigue and nausea. Here’s hoping it clears up in time for work. (T-minus 22 minutes til work)

  20. Ah nothing makes you feel like an old crock than reading an ebook about WW2 whilst sitting opposite two lasses doing their makeup in preparation for a night on the town.

  21. I have to confess on Sunday, as me and my sister took her dog Lola out for a walk I checked the compass on my phone.

    She did take a dump in a roughly n/s direction.

    I’ll get my coat.

  22. Morning Pan.

    Today’s schedule
    Sort through 2013 paperwork to see what I actually need to keep
    Audio book edits
    Clean washroom
    Interview narrators
    Pick up alcohol for company that’s coming over tomorrow
    Get milk

    Yup, exciting as ever.

  23. I really wanted to crush dreams today but oh my God, kids these days. They were really well spoken, eager, very pleasant. My one interview on Tuesday really has her work cut out for her if she wants to beat the two I did today.

  24. Your crap joke for the day:

    Two guys were in a bar, and they were both watching the television when the news came on. It showed a guy on a bridge who was about to jump, obviously suicidal. “I’ll bet you $10 he’ll jump,” said the first guy. “Bet you $10 he won’t,” said the second guy. Then, the guy on the television closed his eyes and threw himself off the bridge. The second guy hands the first guy the money. “I can’t take your money,” said the first guy. “I cheated you. The same story was on the five o’clock news.” “No, no. Take it,” said the second guy. “I saw the five o’clock news too. I just didn’t think the guy was dumb enough to jump again!”

  25. I’m working this morning. Why? Not because I have to. Not because I need to catch up on anything. Just because I’m at my desk and I saw some work related papers on it from yesterday.

    *shakes head* I really need to rethink my priorities.

  26. On the Star Wars theme, my sister reminded me today of a little bit of childhood selfishness.

    Star Wars was playing at the local flea pit (the now sadly gone Crown), the queues were vast and me and sister were in different places in the queue. I just managed to scrape in as they place was full, sister had to wait for the next performance (about three hours)…..

  27. Morning Pan

    Today’s Schedule:
    Create & send out monthly newsletter
    Review french translation contract
    Audio book editing
    Take out garbage and change kitty litter
    crush hopes and dreams.

    I don’t think I’ll have time to do all of this but I’m going to try.

  28. Your crap joke for the day:

    A New York man was forced to take a day off from work to appear for a minor traffic summons. He grew increasingly restless as he waited hour after endless hour for his case to be heard.When his name was called late in the afternoon, he stood before the judge, only to hear that court would be adjourned for the next day and he would have to return the next day.”What for?” he snapped at the judge.His honor, equally irked by a tedious day and sharp query roared, “Twenty dollars contempt of court. That’s why!”Then, noticing the man checking his wallet, the judge relented. “That’s all right. You don’t have to pay now.”The young man replied, “I’m just seeing if I have enough for two more words.”

  29. and there is this –

    “They are part of a group called Exploration who have travelled for 24 hours in a cramped army truck to get to this forest near St Petersburg. Conditions are basic – they camp in the woods – and some days they have to wade waist-deep through mud to find the bodies of the fallen. The work can be dangerous, too. Soldiers are regularly discovered with their grenades still in their backpacks and artillery shells can be seen sticking out of the trees. Diggers from other groups elsewhere in Russia have lost their lives.”

    • I can still recall the rush I felt when I walked into my very first video rental store. They even rented VHS players (and betamax machines!).
      Oh, the possibilities!
      The chance to watch the films YOU wanted to see with the people YOU chose to sit with in the comfort of your own place!!! It was such a bold new world.

      • Video rental stores were also a bold new world because actually buying VHSs at the time was priced way out of most people’s leagues.

  30. My 2:30 interview hasn’t answered my email. I don’t have a phone number for them. I hope they won’t feel too bad if they show up and I don’t. It’s just snowing much too hard right now for me to want to drive to the other side of the city.

  31. I am headed to an Orthopedic Surgeon in about an hour. Wish me luck! The guess seems to be that I have a cyst behind my knee that will be a quick needle job.

    I’ve missed hanging out here! Things seem to be a bit more settled, so I’m baaack.

  32. Hubby is talking to a spider that was on the window. He says it’s a death sentence to take the spider outside. Especially since it’s a blizzard out there. I was ok with that. He is currently relocating it to the guest washroom. I told him, if we get guests, it will be his job to clean that washroom. He seems ok with that.

  33. We also watched the first Sherlock, which turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The story was ass, but the characters and actors made for a fun show.

    Let’s see:
    Historic, iconic, deeply-revered, eccentric super-genius title character with an everyman companion
    Great performances and characterization outweigh wonky plot twists

    Are we talking Doctor Who or Sherlock?

  34. Watched American Hustle last night

    Van, you and I have different ideas on what “all the JL flesh” means. Heh.

    Amy Adams be the one showin her sass.