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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Just posting this to remind me of it later, because you KNOW I’ll forget an hour from now:

And just for reference: It’s Carol Burnett doing a William Shatner impression. Seriously. BONUS POINTS: Andrea Martin as Spock. Seriously.

Another link …

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Another link just so I can find it later: A huge collection of animated gifs for all occastions.

Oops

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Okay, I missed blogging yesterday, and I used my birthday as a blowoff day, and I almost missed today.

So now I’m rushing to get a post in before midnight.

So let’s talk abut what’s going on:

I’m watching Me & Earl & the Dying Girl, which I posted the trailer of last week. It costars Connie Britton, Nick Offerman and Molly Shannon, plus Jon Bernthal from The Walking Dead, whom I didn’t even recognize at first, because I guess that beard makes his nose look smaller.

I’ve been on the CPAP machine for a couple of weeks now, as a result of the sleep study which found I have sleep apnea, and I’m feeling quite a bit better so far.

Back to the movie: We’ve recently gotten free HBO and Epix weekends recently, and I’ve stockpiled a nice arsenal of movies, of which I’ve watched most by now.

Thursday was my birthday, as you might recall, and we saw the latest Captain America movie.

Oh, look at the time, it’s almost midnight! Gotta post this!

Night Art

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

This is interesting: A living, moving art installation in the night sky.

Skeeter Trouble

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

MosquitoWith summer on our heels, and mosquitoes on our skin, here’s a handy trick I learned last summer: Peppermint water is an effective mosquito deterrent.

Just five drops of peppermint oil — I got mine at Sprouts — into a spray bottle with water and shake it up and spray it on. It’s natural, it’s organic, it smells good, it’s not greasy, and it’s cheap.

I was trimming tree branches last summer, swarmed by mosquitoes, but a few sprays kept them away nicely. I had to re-apply fairly often, but it still worked well.

So you’re welcome.

Gotham

Monday, May 9th, 2016

If you haven’t checked out Gotham yet, you really should. It’s really starting to ramp up to fulfill its potential. With only 2 episodes left in the second season, tonight we Riddler and Catwoman (mere acquaintances until now, and not going by those villain names yet) stumble across each other in the air vents of Arkham Asylym. And Penguin begins once again, after several false starts and much adversity, to rise to power. And Bruce Wayne is still in his early teens, and pretty far from being Batman. (Oops, I should have said “spoiler alert” — Bruce Wayne is Batman!)

Presurfer

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Here’s another blog I used to check out compulsively, but have slacked off in recent years: The Presurfer. Presurfer is a blog out of The Netherlands, and one of my biggest sources of links in the early days. Check it out!

2 days to St Patrick’s Day!

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

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This is a test …

Monday, March 10th, 2014

… To see if I can blog from my phone. I can’t believe I didn’t think of this a long time ago.

11th Blogiversary!

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Yes, it was 11 years ago tonight that I took the plunge and made myself start a blog. It was so long ago, not everybody knew what a blog was back then, but there were still quite a few of us in 2002 and 2003 that were eagerly jumping into this new medium — so many that at the end of 2003, ABC News named The Blogger as their Person of the Year. And I was part of it! Now, of course, all that excitement has subsided, and blogs have gone mainstream and establishment, and, in some cases, started to supplant the role of Big Media in several areas.

Translation: Blogging isn’t as much fun now. Still, I maintain my blog, mostly as a placeholder for my domain name, and for documenting significant life events, such as the stroke I had back in May …

What, I didn’t mention my stroke? I blogged all about it on Facebook, keep up.

Seriously, though, yes, I’ll post more about that tomorrow, in kind of a year-in-review thing. including pictures.

But still, back to the focus of this post: My 11-year blogiversary! Yay!