Archive for April, 2013

Spook music …

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

NaBloPoMo Day 10: Okay, I missed day 9.

But onward and upward. Tomorrow is the birthday of The Spook, my old college buddy as you might recall, and designer/maker of this blog’s metal logo whose photograph appears at the top of this page, so today’s post is a series of music videos for his listening enjoyment:

So that’s it! Happy birthday!

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

NaBloPoMo Day 7:

Winter is coming to an end, and before too long it’ll be too hot to use the stove — in fact, there will be a time in August when even the thought of hot food won’t be appetizing. We won’t want to do anything but sit on the couch and suck on frozen dinners.

But I digress: My wife took advantage of our semi-cool weather today to roast two big trays of fresh vegetables:

And that picture brings up an interesting point: I do most of my blogging on Facebook now, and I notice that I can link to something really interesting, or carefully craft a very clever paragraph, and my FB followers will totally ignore it — but I publish a picture of a particularly eye-pleasing lunch or dinner, and my likes and comments will explode.

I’m beginning to think I missed the boat: I should look into being a food blogger …

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

NaBloPoMo Day 6:

So as I mentioned earlier this week, we recently got AT&T Uverse, which also means DVR, which also means we can now watch things that are only broadcast in the middle of the night, including a fascinating video art series called “Off The Air”, which is broadcast sporadically by Cartoon Network. I tried to embed a video here, but it’s not working, so here’s a link to all the videos.

Warning: It gets a little weird, so don’t bother if you have a low tolerance for such things. On the other hand, if you’re a pothead, you’ll be happy as a stone little clam with a fresh bag of Cool Ranch Doritos.

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

NaBloPoMo Day 5: I don’t want to spend a lot of time on this tonight, so, on this month’s topic of “Fresh”, here’s Fresh Prince of Bel Air memes!

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

NaBloPoMo Day 4: Missed day 3 — OOPS!

Anyway, in keeping with the April topic of “Fresh”, we recently got AT&T Uverse — We’ve wanted it for a long time, but they only recently expanded into our area. Not only is it great, but the whole home package is about $60 less than our previous total for Time Warner Cable and AT&T phone and internet!

Not only are our download speeds 8 times better on this new plan than before, but now we’re getting tons more channels, and most of them are HD — in every room! With TWC, we only had the cable box in one room, and that was the only one that we could get the three-digit channels on, not to mention any four-digit channels at all.

And now, I don’t work for AT&T, and I’m not getting paid for saying this. In fact, Uverse gave us a lot of problems at first, four significant ones, in fact, stemming from the installation (1. No wifi outside of the computer room; 2. After that problem was fixed, one of our TVs stopped getting a signal from its box; 3. The Uverse power supply in the garage was beeping at all hours of the day or night; and 4. Well, that’s an entirely separate post!). But in spite of all that, we still LOVE Uverse.

So, yes, this is a huge new [Fresh!] development in our lives — not just the new channels, but also the easy-to-use DVR system and the extended show info screens.

I highly recommend it.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

NaBloPoMo Day 2: Since the topic is “Fresh”, it’s appropriate that on Sunday, the Wife decreed that the annual Purification of the Covered Patio commence, culminating in the ritual Pine-Soling of the Porch. Verily, many leaves were swept that day, and several plastic patio chairs were hosed. To paraphrase Invader Zim, Piney-fresh victory is ours!

Poppin’ “Fresh”!

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Okay! I’ve been meaning to add some fresh posts to my blog, since I intend to kick my career networking mojo into high gear, and having a thriving, current blog would be a huge part of that … and then today, first day of the month, I hear about this National Blog Post Month (NaBloPoMo), similar to NaNoWriMo and NaMoSoAlMo, but not as grueling and yet funnier sounding) — and hey! Just what the “doctor” ordered! [Figure of speech: No actual medical professionals were involved.]

Plus, the theme is “Fresh”, which couldn’t be more appropriate. My only reservation [Figure of speech: No actual Native American lands, yada yada …] is that the site sponsoring t his is BlogHer, and I am, through no fault of my own, a blogHIM.

Maybe no one from there will read this, or having read, rat me out.

ANYWAY: Whether or not I’m “officially participating”, I have an impetus (look it up — Seriously, look it up, I might be using it wrong) to post daily, plus, I can feel my old blogger-smartassiness raising its unattractive head, and that is a victory in itself.

So keep checking in, and buckle your social media belt. It’s gonna be a bumpy month.