I’m attempting a trip to the office today. The main HWY in and out of Longmont is still closed, so I’m heading South to the next main access point, then East. ADVENTURE! We have no drinkable water there, so I was chosen among the leadership team to bring water – I’m loaded for bear!
Lo, will try the Dry Dock Pumpkin! I had their Tripel last night – interesting.
CW: Dexter E11. WTF?
Need to watch that tonite. Still Breaking Bad blown away
Think I’m going to put watching Dexter on hold for a day and watch the Sleepy Hollow pilot instead.
Will Evil Inc approve Dry Dock Pumpkin as a substitute for the non-drinkable water?
The scary part is I’m partly in charge, so I’m gonna go with YES.
Evil on a bender!
Another late work day for hubby.
I got this angry phone call from my mom yesterday. She wanted to know why I didn’t tell her my grandmother was in the hospital with pneumonia. I wanted to know how she knew my grandmother was in the hospital since that was the first I heard of it. She never answered me but then grumbled over the fact that my grandmother didn’t bother to tell her she was in the hospital. My reply, “If she was taken to the hospital, she may not have been able to call everybody she knows to say she was being taken to the hospital. Not something one thinks about when riding in an ambulance.” My mom grudgingly agreed. I sometimes don’t understand that woman.
So is your Grandmother in hospital ?
“I sometimes don’t understand that woman.”
Grandmother is in the hospital.
This situation may actually be about her health and NOT you.
The answer to your question Van is, yes. I have no other information than this. Apparently mom has her boyfriend’s phone number (I don’t) so she’s going to call him (why she didn’t do this in the first place I don’t know). So far, mom hasn’t returned any of my inquiries so I don’t have details, or even what hospital she’s in.
I do hope for the best for her!
So today I found out there will be more redundancies in the new year.
They are hoping there are enough people want to go voluntarily and by retirement.
Fingers crossed and all that.
mine are crossed too for you!
Me too, Van. All my didgits are crossed for you
Fourthed. I hope the news is good, Van.
The cat and I are having an argument. I want to work, she wants me to pay attention to her. Why is it I never win these arguments?
Next time I’m going to paint a bit of wall and watch it dry.
Did you not hear all of the warning about thus show? Why did you do this to yourself?
I have to confess I didn’t.
A few good actors there, criminally wasted.
I’m gonna skip this one. I love Seth Green and don’t want to see him in something awful!
I tried to watch the premier of Iron Sides on the elliptical today – yawn.
I watched Brooklyn Nine-Nine before watching Dads.
It must be a testament to just how bad Brooklyn Nine-Nine was that I actually enjoyed Dads… by comparison.
Would you believe I’m actually up, showered, and dressed already?
Today’s Google Doodle was cute.
We watched Sleepy Hollow last night and dug it! We also caught the 1st half of the PBS Latinos doc – very interesting, but we got sleepy.
Dexter is such a train wreck. Just caught up with this week’s episode this morning. Make it stop!
Im still two behind. Boo on that show hard.
Spesking of shows… some of you have watched thecfull House of Cards season, correct? We’re about halfway through, and struggling to find the enthusiasm to continue. There have been some good episodes, but overall, meh. Can someone cheer us on to th finishc(without spoilers)?
I loved it, Jack, but if you’re not into the political serial, maybe not for you? Watch Orange Is The New Black instead?
100% Orange is New Black concurred
I’ve highly enjoyed the political intrigue on HoC so far, but I’m not crazy about the stuff in-between, which feels pointless. I also hate every moment when he talks to the camera.
It’s a short enough series, though; I think we’ll push to the end. I’m pretty sure OitNB is up next for us. I’ll have to consult with my viewing partner.
I watched the video without sound. Those images are incredible! So glad your homes escaped that fate, Lo and Ess.
Shades of Katrina. All that “stuff” piled up along curbs.
I fear that 22,000 folks are about to discover just how evil, insurance companies can be.
Upgrading to iOS7, this may take some time.
Let me know if it does anything to fix podcasting. I’m still on Itunes 10.6, but I see I’m going to have to give up and conform with Itunes 11.1 if I wan’t the Ipads to go to iOS7.
What problem have you been having Ed (forgive my poor memory), since Apple updated the app to get rid of the useless eye candy, it’s been working fine for my limited needs.
To be honest, after your initial reports of moving to Itunes 11 and the “podcast app”, I held off on letting Itunes 11 on my machine at all.
So, they made some fixes to it, then?
It works for me. Feeds update (I have auto download disabled though) correctly and making a quick playlist works.
Works so well I hardly ever use iTunes anymore.
I too have avoided the upgrade. Running Itunes 10.6 and since it is meeting all of my needs … I see no reason to risk breaking it.
My initial reaction is ugh.
But it will grow on me I suspect.
It went smoothly for me.
iTunes now shows every single old episode, including ones you’ve deleted, as being in the cloud. You can’t make them go away either.
My first attempt at the podcast app in iOS7 resulted in a black screen that would do nothing at all. I rebooted the phone and now it seems to work fine. Bigger problem was having to do a search online to figure out how to shut off apps in the new format. Holding down on the app to get the wobbly tile with the “x” no longer works in that mode. Now you have to grab the bigger preview above the tile and swipe up.
Sorry. Forgot it’s Speak Like A Pirate Day. It were a right mess when it first stepped aboard me phone, but I keelhauled it a bit and now it sings as sweet as my parrot.
Ed may get an attack of webos is déjà vu if he upgrades.
I’d be concerned that another nipple-slip might occur.
I’m still hoping Weird Al makes it to the big show some day.
How awesome would it be to have Weird Al as the headline act in the jockiest of all jock fests? They could have the Tri-Lambda band there too, with Lamar rapping.
So how do we start a campaign to get Weird Al as the halftime show? I’m in.
Your crap joke for the day:
A young man goes into a drug store to buy condoms.The pharmacist says the condoms come in packs of 3, 9 or 12 and asks which the young man wants.”Well,” he said, “I’ve been seeing this girl for a while and she’s really hot. I want the condoms because I think tonight’s “the” night. We’re having dinner with her parents, and then we’re going out. And I’ve got a feeling I’m gonna get lucky after that.”"Once she’s had me, she’ll want me all the time, so you’d better give me the 12 pack.”The young man makes his purchase and leaves.Later that evening, he sits down to dinner with his girlfriend and her parents. He asks if he might give the blessing and they agree. He begins the prayer, but continues praying for several minutes.The girl leans over to him and says, “You never told me that you were such a religious person.”The boy leans over to her and whispers, “You never told me that your father is a pharmacist.”
Let’s see, I’m
Selective but slutty
A nerdy man
the kind of person who lets a guy move in with me after three dates because he’s temporarily homeless
Sniffed a little glue
I have a big heart
Kind of Kinky
willing to work for it, but you’re kind of pissed I had to.
I’m going to have sex in the bathroom and regret it
I’m going to have sex in the bathroom and not regret it
I’m reasonably well adjusted… considering
I’m either really smart or really dumb
Every relationship is a coming-of-age epic of which I am the star.
… and it was at that point I gave up because that was getting ridiculous.
My favorite from the comments section -
“Frank Zappa: You can see through everyone’s BS, and it makes you smile.”
I saw that the other day. The author’s obvious young age made me feel like George Burns.
My turn for a “crap” joke:
Claude The Hypnotist at a Senior Home
It was entertainment night at the senior citizens’ center. After the community sing along led by Alice at the piano, it was time for the star of the show- Claude the Hypnotist!
Claude explained that he was going to put the whole audience into a trance. “Yes, each and every one of you and all at the same time.” said Claude. The excited chatter dropped to silence as Claude carefully withdrew from his waistcoat pocket; a beautiful antique gold pocket watch and chain.
“I want you to keep your eyes on this watch” said Claude, holding the watch high for all to see. “It is a very special and valuable watch that has been in my family for six generations” said Claude.
He began to swing the watch gently back and forth while quietly chanting. “Watch the watch — Watch the watch —-Watch the watch”….. The audience became mesmerized as the watch swayed back and forth. The lights were twinkling as they were reflected from its gleaming surfaces. A hundred and fifty pairs of eyes followed the movements of the gently swaying watch. They were hypnotized.
And then, suddenly, the chain broke!!! The beautiful watch fell to the stage and burst apart on impact. “SHIT” said Claude.
It took them three days to clean the Senior Citizens ‘ Center and Claude was never invited there again.
Now it’s time to put some clothes on.
Now it’s my turn to download the newest IOS
So why did the new IOS update unsubscribe me to about 1/3 of my podcasts? It seems to have kept the backlog, it just decided I don’t want anything new.
I stand corrected, it didn’t seem to delete my subscriptions, they are just no longer in alphabetical order. Now to figure out how to fix that…
Wow, the new IOS is rather trippy.
Yeah. I hate what they’ve done with podcasts. Not like I can fix it this time.
Stolen from a FB friend:
“I’d fight a bear for you. Not a grizzly. Or a brown bear. Or a panda. But maybe a Care Bear? I’d fight one of those sonsabitches for you.”
Sounds good to me
My IPad is still updating. Why is it taking 3 times as long to update that?
Heading home after seeing ‘White House Down’.
A mess of cliches but fun in places.
Sounds a lot like Olympus has Fallen. “A mess of cliches but fun in places.”
Quite, although this was less Po faced than Olympus Down
Less WHAT faced?
Does “Po faced” somehow mean “least compelling lead duo since Pauly Shore and that Baldwin brother?”
(Yes, Jamie Foxx was excellent in Ray and Collateral.)
I got the impression that they didn’t take the silly premise seriously like what happened in the mad scot film
“Obama, speaking Wednesday to business executives at a meeting of the Business Roundtable, said, “You have never seen in the history of the United States the debt ceiling or the threat of not raising the debt ceiling being used to extort a president or a governing party and trying to force issues that have nothing to do with the budget and have nothing to do with the debt.”
If I was to play billiards here for a moment, I’d say that the rational person … the person that was interested in HELPING the US economic recovery, would pass a budget that paid our bills and didn’t force the layoff of millions.
THEN, in a completely separate session, bring up changes to the health care law that you believe would make it better. After all, I have no doubt that any law as encompassing as the health care law could certainly use tweaking to make it better.
Of course that would be working together to make things better for the “98%” instead of trying to secure the radical vote by opposing ANYTHING, at any cost to the public, that the administration has put forward.
What a PITA the new iTunes cloud podcast feature is.
Truly. I can’t access any of my podcasts.
It took me a bit to figure it out but I’ve finally got it working. What I don’t like is you can’t double click the home button to start where you left off anymore. Although, it still seems to work when you want to stop your podcast listening.
I just use the app on the phone and iPad now, it does the job better than iTunes for me.
Now you have no choice, you have to use the app.
I have an iPod classic. No app. And even if I did, that doesn’t help me listen to podcast when I’m on something like a plane; or another area where there’s no free WiFi.
Apple presumes everyone nowadays only want to stream media like podcasts. They are wrong.
And yes, this has made me very cranky.
What I use to do is create a playlist that I’d put my podcasts into so, no matter where I was, I could listen to them. I still have the playlist on my PC ITunes but now have to put it through the podcast app instead of through the regular playlist.
I rarely stream podcasts, just download them first.
Ok, time to do more of #5 and then start on #6
On my way to my brewing buddy’s house to start a batch of hard cider. Num.
I have 2 bottles of last years batch left. I think we should drink while we brew. x2 Num.
Share? *bats eyelashes*
Just be careful the hard cider doesn’t beat up the soft drinks
Ok, time to work on #8 of my list.
A couple of shows on Felicia Day’s “Geek & Sundry” Youtube channel are really funny in my opinion. In “Written by a Kid”, film producers interview grade school kids and have them make up a story on the spot and then they created with all the bells and whistles. The “Goth Boy” episode is one of my favorites. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZz6LDY-6dU
Unfortunately there haven’t been any new written by a kid shows in about a year.
That’s too bad. I hope they make some more eventually.
Like a cleaner version of Drunk History?
The second series I can recommend is “Co-Optitude” where Felicia and her brother play old school console games together and react sort of MST3000 style. My side actually hurt from laughing from some of them. The “Mega Bomberman” episode is one of the best ones. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxUVVyfkQ1s
It occurs to me that the only acceptable villain for hte next Bond film is Bruce Dickinson. He’s English, a skilled fencer, a pilot, a big ham, a seasoned orator and performer. . . He even looks the part in that picture.
Seriously. It needs to be Dickinson vs. Craig. (Ozzy can be the villain in the film after that).
What do we need to do to make this happen?
I did one and a half chapters of audio edits. Now I need to think about lunch.
Bunny – How is it working that your husband is taking home less after his raise? At least here in ‘Murica, the tax brackets only apply to the portion of income within the bracket, not the highest percentage applied to all of your income.
Ed, I’m not sure the best way to explain it. The way taxes are in Canada, if you make between N and O you pay a certain % in taxes. If your wages go up and it is higher than O, your tax % goes up. If you were close to O in the N/O tax bracket then, sometimes, if your wages increase isn’t high enough, the new tax % is high enough to take more than the difference between the old and new wage
Did that make any sense?
Yup, in the UK if you earn above a certain amount the higher rate of tax kicks in, so if you earn just above this limit than you are actually worse off.
Sounds about the same as here, Van
Well, that’s it – we may just have to invade.
Actually, the tax structure you guys have would be constitutionally impossible around here. Everyone here pays the same tax percentages within the different ranges of income. If you get a raise such that you go “into a higher bracket” it’s only the amount above the limit that is taxed at the higher rate. Everything below is still taxed at the lower rate.
You guys aren’t giving me a lot of optimism to upgrade my Itunes or iOS any time soon.
Learn to live dangerously Ed…
Eternal optimism is still owning a Samsung Gravity
I still have my Nokia 5510..
Ok see you still “have” it… the Gravity is what I use on a daily basis
My my memory maybe playing tricks on me.
I’m convinced I saw a film about a blacklisted writer who moved to the UKin the 50′s to write episodes for a Robin Hood series.
We pit these two against each other, along with Inara from Firefly, for a live DotF back at the very first MMMmmmeetup.
We are having company over tomorrow. I went out to get some alcohol. I might of gone a little overboard.
Hubby is cleaning the house right now. Why is he cleaning the house after work instead of waiting until tomorrow? There’s a football game that starts at 8:00am tomorrow morning he wants to watch. *sigh*
For you comicbook fans. Im not sure if this is any good, so let us know
Reading the article Essbee linked about Arvada Beer Company firing their brewer raises the question if they stopped drinking their own beer. If they were homebrewers you would think they would know how to taste beer and be able to detect common flaws…
“I gotta have the gold one. I don’t care. I don’t waaaaaaaaant this stupid black iPhone!” she whined. “It’s gonna make people think I’m a lesbian!”
So it seems I’ve been a lesbian since the iphone 3G came out…
I think you make a great lesbian, Van.
I’m not sure what a lesbian van looks like?
Well, now I can say I’ve had Ethiopian food.
Another one off the bucket list..
They have food?
Oh, J0e. . .
Yeah, it was interesting. A bunch of mounds of meats smothered in sauces on this big spongy pancake. You are then given a basket full of this pancake bread, which you then use to pick up the food, instead of utensils.
It was actually good. I dunno about bucket list, but I’d get it again.
If you like high quality audio and like to tinker:
haven’t managed to catch any of Dexter or Breaking Bad so far – will have to put those on the bucket list.
We picked up Showtime and are getting caught up with season 2 of Homeland before season three kicks off this weekend.
Sleepy Hollow proved infectiously interesting. I don’t know if they’ll be able to keep it up, but we’re hooked on for now.
Cautiously non-committal about The Black List.
Agents of Shield better not suck.
Robin Williams is going back into a TV series with Buffy the Vampire Slayer as his daugther because he blew through his real life fortune on two ex wives. Apparently not having learned his lesson, he’s apparently working on wife number three.
Agree on Sleepy Hollow. It seems like a keeper.
I have recently been watching Chicago Fire during my workout and really enjoy it.
For any of you still watching “Sons of Anarchy”… after the season opener I have decided to remove it from my DVR que.
The show just pounds you relentlessly downward. Never has an “up”. Who needs that?
I love the show, JOe, and am keeping it. I can’t decide if I want to BE Gemma or marry her.