Jan
22
2018
0

Early night tonight, because of mood.

I’ve been spending most of the last twenty-four hours finding new and exciting places where one of my kids managed to throw up. I’ll spare you the messy, but thankfully not gory, details; suffice it to say that by now smell of disinfectant.

Dammit, they got their flu shots.  For all the freaking good that they did us. Then again, these were twenty-four bugs — yeah, my other kid did this last week, only in the middle of a car trip — so it probably wasn’t the flu anyway.  Still, I’m pretty much done now. I’m gonna find a video to play and call it a day.

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Jan
22
2018
0

Tweet of the Day, Scene From The Great Minnesota Football Riot of 2018 edition.

Savage, man.  Savage.

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Jan
21
2018
2

Tweet of the Day, The Eagles Are Going To The Superbowl edition.

Their fans are handling it well.

No, really.  This is classy, for Eagles fans. I mean, there’s even a 90% chance that that last guy is wearing pants.

Jan
21
2018
2

Guess it has to be said: DON’T EAT DETERGENT PODS.

I let it slide, mostly, because I figured that the ‘Tide Pod Challenge’ was just young people messing around with older people’s heads. But apparently some damfool college student in Utah actually ate one of these things and had to go to the hospital.  So: stop doing that [expletive deleted].  The joke’s now officially gone on for too long.

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Jan
19
2018
5

Tweet of the Day, Define Playing UNO ‘Wrong’ edition.

It’s an interesting question, really.

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Jan
16
2018
2

Video of the Day, “If They Could Get A Washing Machine To Fly…” edition.

This is the most goram beautiful thing that you will see all goram day.

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Jan
14
2018
4

The family — and associated Plague Angel — is back home.

Ah, that wonderful feeling when you start a five-hour car trip with the youngest throwing up in the Cheetos bag.  Oh, did I say five-hour?  Somehow that magically became three and a half. It’s amazing how ruthlessly parents can drive when we’re trying to get a kid somewhere nice and familiar to be miserable.

I don’t know what happens next.  I might have this; I might not.  It’s all up to the luck of the draw and my immune system. I am rather grateful that we have tomorrow off, though. Gives us a buffer.

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Jan
12
2018
1

Terracotta warriors!

I’ll put up pictures next week: no, wait, I tweeted a couple. Hold on: (more…)

Jan
11
2018
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Family vacation this weekend.

SCA Twelfth Night and a couple of museums. The SCA event’s at an actual hotel, which might even allow me to have a beer or two. And if the kids get bored, there’s a pool.  Every SCA event should be at a hotel, honestly.

Anyway, I’m crashing now and traveling tomorrow, so see you folks when I see you. Enjoy your extended weekend.

Jan
07
2018
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….Well, I guess that means that my new number keypad works.  Turns out that when I bought this mechanical keyboard I was actually going to end up missing having the number pad after all; I was originally going to get a new keyboard, but this unit just plugs into the computer via USB and works right out of the box.  Everything seems to work right out of the box, these days.  This is one of my favorite things about the future, really: computers have been pretty much continuously exceeding my expectations  since the 1990s. It’s actually rather neat.

Moe Lane

PS: This is the item, if anybody happens to need one.

Jan
06
2018
2

*Other* Tweet of the Day, I Forgive The ‘Raw Water’ Hucksters Everything edition.

Dear God now I wish I had gotten in on the ground floor.

LiveWater will set you back twenty bucks a gallon.  The people of Jefferson County, Oregon are paying about 1/3rd of a cent for precisely the same water.  Only, you know, it’s fresher in Jefferson County. But, hey: the people at the Deschutes Valley Water District (the folks bottling the spring water) are protecting that spring like ornithologists protect the California Condor*, including regularly checking their watery goose and its aqueous eggs, so I suppose that the people who drink LiveWater don’t have to be painted mauve after all.
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Jan
06
2018
4

Tweet of the Day, WHEN IGUANAS ATTACK edition.

Apparently the iguanas were merely stunned by this cold snap, not killed.

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