Aug
16
2017
0

Back to regular posting tomorrow.

Took a bit of a break today. Traveling, new board on Secret World Legends, peace and quiet. You know the drill. But we’re going back on the old schedule in the morning.

Aug
16
2017
1

Had a nice little day with my wife.

We dropped off the kids, found a place to eat in Delaware, then went over to Longwood Gardens to see the fountains.  Which were, indeed, very fountainy.  Had a good time walking through the gardens, looking at the various pools and streams and whatnot, then meandered home via a surprisingly fun to drive Route 1.

So, you know, a nice little mini-vacation.  And I get to sleep in tomorrow! And then clean the house, but you can’t have everything.

Aug
15
2017
1

Tragic news: the kids are going to Nana’s.

Something about ‘beach days’ and ‘spoiling them rotten.’  We make the switch halfway, they spend the rest of the week at their aunts’ and grandmother’s.  Don’t know how I’m going to cope; no, wait, I do.  I’m going to steam-clean the carpet.

Yesssss.

More seriously, a little busy tonight, so probably no gaming stuff unless inspiration strikes late. Which it might.  You never know.

Moe Lane

Aug
15
2017
1

Tweet of the Day, I Will Not Spoil This For You edition.

It’s a shame that I can’t put up the Tweet that made me pick this thread for the honor, but it’d be too much of a spoiler. Just read it.

Aug
13
2017
0

Tweet of the Day, It’s Only Hysterical Out Of Context edition.

In context it almost went kind of bad, there.

Aug
12
2017
0

Gotta go visit a friend in the hospital…

…so talk among yourselves, the usual.  Nothing immediately life-threatening, but my friend could use some prayers, if you have the time.  It’s been a rough year or two for her.

Aug
11
2017
0

Reminder: Perseid meteor shower season peaks tomorrow night.

It’s going on for the rest of the month, but the big Perseid show will be tomorrow.  Alas, the weather forecast for here has thunderstorms tomorrow, but then the BosWash Corridor is not exactly prime star-watching territory anyway. If you have clear skies and not much light pollution, look to the northeast for the meteors.  Heck, if it’s clear where you are you can probably look now. Wait long enough and you’ll get lucky.

Aug
11
2017
1

‘The elements, in haiku.’

I’m putting up the tweet here because I can’t embed the original link. The elements, in haiku: I rather liked Iron’s and Titanium’s. The world needs more chemistry-based poetry. Or physics-based poetry.  Depends on what you majored in in college, I suppose.

 

Aug
09
2017
2

How and Why you should learn to scruff a cat.

How.

Why.

Here endeth the lesson.

Aug
09
2017
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Sometimes I wonder just how sane they were in the 1950s.

It’s not the fact that they experimented with air-to-air atomic weapons. I understand the basic thought process behind that.  It’s not even that they had people standing right underneath it when it went off. I assume that the basic danger was low, although you probably should never assume that when it comes to the intrepid pioneers of the Atomic Age.

It’s how dang chipper they are about the whole thing.

Personally, I’d be a bit worried about how much fallout is going to get generated from a pure air explosion (you’d still get at least a little) and where it was eventually going to drift down.  But then: I’m not an intrepid pioneer of the Atomic Age.  Those guys probably had to jockey to get a spot at Ground Zero.

Aug
08
2017
2

Tweet of the Day, They’re Archiving 78 Records On The Internet Now edition.

Which is pretty much what the Internet should be for.  This and cat videos — what?  I have a cat. Cats are funny to watch.  Especially the ones on the Internet. And God knows that the Internet can be used for worse things…

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