Nov
22
2017
0

Heavy travel weekend, so: Happy Thanksgiving!

There’s gonna be a lot of running around, and when I do stop I’m going to be trying to catch up on NaNoWriMo (4K words behind*). So let me offer good holiday wishes early. Hope everybody has somewhere to go.

Moe Lane

Nov
20
2017
0

‘The Great @ajabernathy Shuttershockvela.’

Got sent the Twitter thread via email, and I had to Storify it.

Nov
18
2017
5

Tweet of the Day, Well, That’s One Path To Cultural Immortality edition.

Meet Ea-Nasir. Ea-Nasir was a Babylonian merchant of the Eighteenth Century BC who is remembered today for being a HUGE jackwagon:

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Nov
17
2017
2

Oof: Toymasters in Red Bank to close.

I bought my first desk catapult from this store.

…after 33 years, the door is closing. Store owner Denise Zappoli is closing Toymasters to focus on her health. She has put the business up for sale. The store is located in space owned by neighboring Hobbymasters, a landmark in Red Bank since 1974, which will continue to sell trains, drones, science experiments and more for the older set.

“And more” includes roleplaying games, by the way.  I spent a LOT of money at Hobbymasters on Rolemaster and MERP supplements.  I should pop back in, the next time I go to New Jersey.  Although I think that they’ve de-emphasized the entire RPG thing.

Anyway. Time keeps marching on, alas.

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Nov
13
2017
2

Tweet of the Day, Write Better Math Questions edition.

It’s the ‘Really?’ that grates. Yes, really. It’s not the kid’s fault that the wording of that particular question is hideously flawed.  That’s all on the teacher, who should have either known better, or used a better set of questions.

Nov
12
2017
9

Tweet of the Day, Wonder Woman *Should* Fly An A-10 edition.

Surely somebody should have had this thought already.

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Nov
11
2017
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Tweet of the Day, Never Underestimate Star Wars Fans’ Obsession edition.

This is actually from a few days ago, but I’ve been sick. Still… you gotta assume that you can be seen from the air, these days.  And that somebody has both the time and the need to pore over satellite photos until they can find what you’ve hidden.

Here endeth the lesson.

Nov
10
2017
1

No NaNoWriMo tonight: out sick.

I got worse, and while now I’m feeling better I also need at least ten hours sleep tonight.  So I’ll be going and finding some, OK? OK.

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Nov
04
2017
2

Tweet of the Day, Always Lose Your Hat At An Astros Game edition.

Or at least at the stadium’s parking garage. The Astros have some nice fans, it seems.

Nov
01
2017
5

Well, THAT was five minutes of sheer terror.

Child with very, very, VERY bad gas pains.  At the point where we were on the verge of going to the hospital. But straightening up seems to have resolved that.  Not that I’m going to stop being in standby for full Go To The Emergency Room mode.

I have to remind myself that my kids don’t have these scares very often.

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Oct
31
2017
1

A *quiet* Halloween, actually.

We didn’t even really get kids until about 7 PM, and there’s a 8 PM curfew around here.  Not many people put up decorations in the area this year, either.  It was a little weird.  Still, my kids enjoy giving out the candy and operating the fog machine, so there’s that.

Oh, right, I should probably bring that back in.

Oct
31
2017
3

So, went to the Newseum today.

What possessed my kid’s school to schedule a field trip on Halloween I’ll never know.  On the other hand, it had a piece of the Berlin Wall (and an East German guard tower), which I actually wanted to see.  And on the gripping hand, I took the opportunity to get a little counter-programming in on the Cold War.  Nothing too heavy-handed, of course.  But it’s never too early to let kids know the truth about Soviet Communism*.

Moe Lane

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