You know, as opposed to a video blog where at least my mouth is moving? I tried rambling into the webcam embedded in this laptop, which I've used just a handful of time in the 9 months I've had this machine, and kept running out of steam. Either... Read more
BLC21 dictates doing something I haven’t managed before this weekend, so I’ll try to drink 8 glasses of water for the next four days. Wish my bladder luck. It also dictates 20 minutes of cardio a day (easy enough), interacting with other member ... Read more
The music tonight, or this too early morn, as it were, is Marillion again. Just got through listening to Cannibal Surf Babe, off their 1996 masterpiece, "Afraid of Sunlight", and it's on to one my faves of theirs, "Beautiful". It's just a heart-... Read more
Stretched out on the couch, typing this over the offending belly, and thinking, rationally, that this thing was probably, objectively larger a year ago, 16 months ago. Too bad I failed to measure at the outset of the trip.
One of the pre ta... Read more
Because where else are you going to hear a metal band talking about the eyes of praying mantises and weaving that into theology couched in a ton of medical/anatomical terminology?
http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=4ikFOk4dWuI ... Read more
So, speaking in terms of actuality, nothing has changed since last Friday, around 7 PM. But when you enter the realm of reality…
I wrote a blog Friday with a couple of songs linked, both of which suggest that perception is reality. The nex... Read more
It's the name of a band, a progressive supermetal band (their tongue in cheek self hype job) consisting of a few guys I've known for many years, and a couple of guys that I met tonight for the first time. They've been playing together nearly 5 y... Read more
Friday night’s trip to the gym included a stop on the treadmill. Now, this doesn’t sound all that out of the ordinary, except me and the treadmill, we don’t get along. Me and running don’t get along, but there’s something about the treadmill, a... Read more
Turns out the quote is attributed to Liza Minelli. I know it from the Marillion song, “Rich”, which also posits, in the very next line, “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=1VyCEkD... Read more
Saw REDDBETSY do one of these get to know me memes (The ABCs), and suggested she should have done a combo with this title. She told me to do my own, so, umm, I did!
Stealing the title back for myself, and doing both 50 questions and ABCs, ... Read more
...a mystery to me. Depends on what I'm looking for, really, doesn't it? I can name a favorite cookie (Keebler's grasshoppers, girl scout thin mints), but these days, the standard of perfection lies in a different direction. I'm looking for that... Read more
Tonight's title brought to you by KMFDM. The second half of it, anyway.
The first bit refers to a quick pit stop made at the store between the gym and home to remedy an appalling lack... Read more
Actually, sorry, my perversions are entirely of the non-communicable kind. You can't have them!
That phrase is from a Dream Theater song, and just occurred to me a couple of hours ago, while reading about a flapjackgina. Yes, you read that ... Read more
So apparently, if you join a challenge, you have to do...stuff. Why did no one tell me this before??? WAAAHHHHHHHH!
Kidding. Mostly. Anyway.
A little confused by lack of any 'official' word that I'm allowed to play, but whatever. I'm ... Read more
It's like the toy kids play with, but with an additional sofa shaped accessory that can be plugged into the backside, don'tcha know?
Didn't make it to the gym today, but that's at least partly the fault of the gym, as it apparently closes a... Read more