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17th-Apr-2011 09:58 am - Writer's Block: Better than leftovers
If you had to eat the same thing for dinner every night for the next year, what would you choose?

Someone else's leftovers.
24th-Nov-2008 10:56 pm - Stuff done...
1. Started your own blog Well, a LiveJournal page anyway.
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyworld
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped (no, but I've rappelled, and climbed up the same rope using ascenders. It's a caving thing)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables for many years
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight (parents got mad)
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort with the help of a lot of snow and some wind
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse but only of the Moon. There was one last February, and another in August 2007.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset (Who hasn't???)
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise Used to cruise US 31 in Indy all the time with friends.
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community If touring Amish Acres near Nappanee Indiana counts.
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing  Caving counts.
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud Caving again!
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies to coworkers, for my daughters
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check but it was the bank's fault.
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial Truly Awesome.
71. Eaten Caviar (and liked it).
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person Several times, from several viewpoints.
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car (a Subaru, incidentally, in 1977)
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible Cured me of Christianity.
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating Mmmm fish!
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one My parents, one 11 years ago, and one 3 years ago.
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person Somewhat underwhelming, as I'm not a Texan.
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee Several bumblebees at once. An antihistamine took care of it.
100. Read an entire book in one day
4th-Nov-2008 10:44 pm - The Election
Obama won--good for him! Very gracious concession speech from Sen McCain.

I hope he has the wisdom to know what he can do, knows what can't be done, and can tell the difference. I think he's up to it.
10th-Oct-2008 08:04 pm(no subject)
"Hallo, My name is Inigo Montoya." (had to use the icon)

As Gil has observed, there's some kind of fight coming.

Gil has his lightning sword charging from the Heterodyne power source/invisibility generator, e.g. Chekov's Gun. Who will he have to use it on in the next page? They're not yet in the Kestle, so maybe it will be Vole with the Wulfenbach soldiers who tried to arrest him before (presumably to get him out of the way so Klaus could blow it up).
27th-Sep-2008 09:59 pm - Another Meme
From alicebentley

* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the next seven sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

The Image class does not have its own Background and Foreground properties because those properties are defined by the Control class and Image is not derived from Control. The distinction may be a little confusing at first. In earlier Windows application programming interfaces, virtually everything on the screen was considered a control. That is obviously not the case here. A control is really just another visual object, and is characterized mostly by giving feedback to user input. Elements like Image can obtain user input, of course, because all the keyboard, mouse, and stylus input events are defined by UIElement.

Take a look at the namespace System.

(It just had to be a computer book, didn't it?)
16th-Aug-2008 08:37 pm(no subject)
Arrr, Pirate
Today I was at the Minneapolis Renaissance Faire. They claim it's the biggest one in the country, attendance wise. It was certainly a hot Faire, humid and well into the 80s.

Yes there were belly dancers (though the competition wasn't today), and yes there were jousts, and yes there were a lot of people in costume including Jack Sparrow (who was attracting a lot of attention from young ladies). "Jack" and I discussed antique pistols with a guy who actually knew a lot about them. I own a pistol very much like the one in today's user pic.

I took a picture of a very cute "mute" lady wood elf/fairy who's the unofficial "mascot" of the Faire; she's probably the best mime (but not the annoying Marceau style mime) that I've ever seen.

There were lots of young and older women with vast tracts of land, which was interesting for this guy. At least one young lady looked like she might be close to having a wardrobe malfunction sometime during the day.

A turkey leg was eaten, and good cider drunk.
A joust was watched that seemed like the real thing with knights in armor on horseback, but no blood.
A beer mug was purchased for my mug collection.
The Ren Faire was a lot of fun, but I'm not quite ready to go down the slippery slope that is SCA and similar things. Got too many things to do in my life as it is...but going to an occasional Faire will be something I'll do in the future. Maybe the Irish weekend in September...
31st-Jul-2008 09:30 pm - Consider the effect...
Arrr, Pirate
of the Torchmen on Castle Wulfenbach if it comes within their scanning range about now.
28th-Jul-2008 04:55 am(no subject)
Yet Another Meme

"If there are one or more people on your friends list who make your world a better place just because they exist, and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the Internet, then post this same sentence in your journal."

That would be the Darkfriends...originally on rasfwr-j and now LiveJournal, plus the Girl Genius and Albuquerque LiveJournal people. They make the Internet more interesting.
What should cheese go on, and what should cheese NOT go on?

Cheese doesn't go with peanut butter and sweet stuff.
Cheese goes with burgers (green chile helps), New Mexican food, pasta, and even salad.
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