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|Thursday, November 17th, 2016|
|NaNoWriMo victory dance
Oops, I NaNoWriMo'd
55,105 words written, and the whole story is complete as well.
"The Soul Market" is now a complete first draft.
Maybe now I'll catch up on sleep.
(I write more when I am stressed and this has been a very stressful month)
|Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015|
|My new filk (Draft)
(Sung to the theme from Firefly)
Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
Unless you are the TSA
You can’t take the Sky away
They put me on the list that’s black
Tell me I’m not flying back
Drive the land, sail the sea
Never again a flight for me
Don’t mess with the TSA
|Saturday, September 5th, 2015|
|Founding a new religion, who wants to join?
I am now going to make my second attempt at founding a major religion, I have a creed, a Creed for Speed!
Speed limits, stops signs, they are apocryphal, probably blasphemous, and we the True Devotees ignore them. As it says in our Holy Tweets (not quite a Holy Book, but since most people won't read a whole book anyway I kept it short)
"Blessed are those who drive without limits, who take the sacramental coffee while driving, and who keep the passing lane fast."
"Cursed are the slow, as they slow those around them, be not like them."
Okay, this still needs some work. This is a very new religion, after all.
Since apparently religion trumps law and being arrested for breaking the law counts as religious persecution, I'm sure once police are properly informed any car flying the CFS symbol is simply practicing their religious liberties by blowing through stop signs and driving 55 in a 25 MPH zone, they will leave us alone.
|Wednesday, July 15th, 2015|
|I nominate you....
Today I have a personal message for you, my favorite LiveJournal Friend.
After careful consideration... I think you should run for President of the United States, but as a Republican candidate.
Why Republican, you ask? Because, unlike Democrats, there seems to be no actual background required to run as a Republican, and you are more qualified then most.
Donald Trump ran a failed Reality show, You, on the other hand, live in Reality.
Cruz, Carson, Huckabee and Walker were all told by "God" to run for President. You, on the other hand, were told to by me, and there is far more empirical evidence I exist.
Jeb Bush is a Bush (need I say more?) and you are not.
So please, accept my suggestion and run for Republican Candidate for President of the United States. I'll vote for you.
|Wednesday, May 27th, 2015|
So, this morning, I woke up before dawn on a plastic and foam mattress to the screaming of an electrical digital alarm clock, used a porcelain toilet that has man made pipes buried underground bringing water from miles away into a temperature controlled brick home. I then put plastic contact lenses into my eyes, without which I cannot see, and brushed my teeth with a fluoride toothpaste and plastic tooth brush, taking extra care where my teeth have metal fillings added by a dentist long ago. I put on clothing made of polyester and synthetic fibers made in a design that has only been around relatively recently. Eating a quick breakfast of machine processed genetically modified plants kept fresh in a refrigerator and heated by a microwave, I then climbed into 2600 pound steel and plastic car with rubber tires burning processed fossil fuel dug up from underground to drive 22 miles on black topped paved roads while surrounded by other of these metal vehicles. I arrived at a steel and glass tower where I used an electric elevator to rise to my air conditioned cubical with fluorescent lighting, where I sit at a particle board desk, typing on a plastic keyboard using letters invented by humans to transmit information through an electronic medium to other plastic liquid crystal displays.
At this same time, some folks are using their computers to tell folks on the Internet that marriage equality is "unnatural" and should be banned because of this.
Anyone else see the irony in this?
|Sunday, November 9th, 2014|
For those not on Facebook
My father died Friday at 4:40 AM at Suburban Hospital. He had gone in the day before due to his persistent UTI and some complications from bladder cancer. I was there in the room with him when he died.
Funeral will be on the 22nd of November
I whispered in his ear that night
“It’s not your time to go,
There is much still to do,
your children love you so
The doctors said another year,
the cancer we might cure
now rest yourself, get some sleep
I’m here in case you stir.”
I said goodnight I kissed his head
I took a nap beside his bed
When I awoke, he was dead
I forgot he was hard of hearing
|Tuesday, August 19th, 2014|
|Healing energy and positive thoughts requested.
For those who don't know, last year my job moved to Newport, Oregon, and I was forced to choose between being 3000 miles away from my kids or being unemployed and unable to provide for them. I was fortunate though that immediately after Free Spirit I found a job a block away from my old one and was able to remain in Maryland.
I have my job here in Silver Spring, Maryland due to a man named Mark. He is the division chief here and if it was not for him taking an interest in me I would be 3000 miles from my kids right now.
Thursday night he was driving his motorcycle home from work when he got into an accident. Yesterday was the first time he breathed on his own since the accident but today it was announced he has brain damage and the diagnosis is he will probably not be returning to work.
Please keep positive thoughts for Mark and for his wife and family. He has a long road to recovery ahead of him and will need all the help he can get.
And on a personal note, if you are thankful for someone, tell them. I didn't remember to thank him before the accident for his part in hiring me and I am sorry for that.
|Friday, May 16th, 2014|
Just to let those not on Facebook know, my mother died yesterday about 9:35 PM, on her 85th birthday.
She will be cremated Monday at 10:30AM, no service is planned. She was a weird combination of Atheist and Christian Science and American Indian, basically religious enough to feel guilty if she was in pain (thanks to her Christian Science upbringing) but believed that when you were dead you were dust, so as she requested her death will basically be ignored, no obituary, no announcement, no service.
|Monday, March 24th, 2014|
|Cross posting from Facebook.
Sorry to interrupt my usual jokes with something serious, but this is the best way to let some folks know news.
For those of my Facebook Friends who I went to high school with, and the few rest of you who have met her, my mother is being moved to Hospice care. That means instead of trying to treat all the things failing on her the doctors and family are now changing our focus to just pain management. It is unknown if she will be dead in a few weeks, or in several months, but if any of you have a desire to see her before she is gone please let me know and I'll get you information about where she is in Kensington, Maryland so you can visit.
Be aware her dementia has good days and bad days so she might not remember who you are and probably won't remember the visit after you leave. Some days she does not even wake up and even when awake she is forgetting words and getting very upset at her inability to speak, so don't expect much of a conversation.
|Friday, February 28th, 2014|
People confuse me. Seriously, times like this I'm glad I am not one.
|Friday, January 24th, 2014|
|Live Journal question
I like Live Journal, I trust the security here far more than Facebook. But I just discovered that when someone deletes their account all their comments disappear as well. This is annoying. I want to keep those comments! Anyone know a way to change this?
|Monday, December 10th, 2012|
|Friday, November 19th, 2010|
|My current life plan.
I need to find a radioactive spider since I wasn't born on Krypton and didn't inherit the Wayne fortune.
|Friday, October 29th, 2010|
|Tuesday, October 19th, 2010|
|Wednesday, September 1st, 2010|
Anyone here on Second Life?
I am Traveling Silversmith there. Joined about two months ago.
|Monday, August 30th, 2010|
|In this morning's meeting, my filter was broken
My boss told us all how things were going to be next Fiscal Year.
My loud comment to him was "Did little talking mice help you get dressed this morning?"
The Disney Princess reference was missed by half the audience, but he admitted it did sound like a fairy tale.
|Saturday, March 6th, 2010|
Okay, actually bus, then taxi, then plane, then probably a commuter train or another taxi.
Destination Dublin for a short vacation.
I'll probably be offline while there.
|Wednesday, February 17th, 2010|