Photo updates

This is where I post updates on the photos I upload.

Lotta Pictures

Basically, this is just for the buttload of pictures I uploaded. I’m not even going to link to each date separately. They’re all in December 05, so check it out here. If you want more explanation on any of the pictures, drop a comment and I’ll answer.

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Many Days

Here’s two photo updates for my zero regular readers: the crossbow Bucky and Wilmbo made (Eve, for now), and a whole bunch of other stuff, including roosters in Seattle and a night of beer, duct tape, and dominoes, including these five videos: One, two, three, four, and five.

As you can see from the linked pictures, KrisDi and I played some dominoes. I don’t remember who ended up winning, but it was a remarkably close game, considering KrisDi got 350 points behind in the first round. Then we made domino things and knocked them down, as you can see in the videos. We drank beer while doing it. And there are pictures of the beers. KrisDi got bored, though, which was tragic. I guess dominoes wasn’t what she wanted to do on a Saturday night.

Then I went to Bremerton for work. Tuesday the 4th, I got to work at 2:30 AM. Wednesday, I got to work at about 1:00 AM. Both days I got off work later than 6:00 PM. So that was pretty tiring. Monday and Thursday I got the chance to go to Seattle to visit people. I visited Alessan, another old college roommate, and the Pope of Djibouti (and his beleaguered wife — imagine trying to study confections [or was it conduction?] while the aforementioned three are animatedly discussing nothing within ten feet). Alessan’s got a great looking dog, Belle. The Pope’s still the Pope. I got a glimpse of the popemobile. Since he went out hatless, apparently the the popemobile and his security forces were unnecessary. Phoenix was remarkably unforthcoming with contact information for the Pope. I tried to call him several times, but apparently he tends to keep his cell phone off. Eventually, after paying to find out that Information didn’t know the Pope’s number, we paid to find Phoenix’s home number, and then asked for the Pope’s number. By this time, it was past the dinner hour, so Alessan and I made the Pope watch us eat.

When it was all over, I went up to visit Mom. We stopped at an Ethiopian restaurant called Abyssinia Restaurant (here’s part of the menu. I love the “Foul” breakfast. Also, the coked and scarmbled eggs). We ordered an apparently huge amount of food. It was incredibly good. I was under the impression that Ethiopians had no food. I later found them on some list of Seattle’s filthiest restaurants!

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Thanksgiving Feast

Here are some new pictures, from Thanksgiving and our anniversary mostly. There’s also two videos. This one is huge (~48 mb), and this one is not (~2mb). Sooner or later I’m going to put up the recipes for all the stuff we cooked. We cooked a lot. Apparently it’s not easy for two people to eat a feast for ten.

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Here‘s my newest lame attempt to turn Morphic Phoenix into a pirate. Don’t worry, you can compare it to the original lame attempt. How do you feel, Phoenix, with that guy’s beard on your face?

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Mouse Doctoring, Strangers, and Books

I’ve had fun the last few days. I ordered some new books (Feast for Crows, Tehanu, Tales from Earthsea, A Man Without a Country) from Amazon, and bought some others (The Drawing of the Three, Smoke and Mirrors) at Borders. I’m pretty excited about Smoke and Mirrors, a bunch of short stories by Neil Gaiman. I loved Neverwhere (if you haven’t read it, go get it now). American Gods was also very good. I also have the whole series of Sandman “graphic novels” (comic books). KrisDi gave them to me for Christmas last year. Or maybe my birthday this year. Dunno. But she gave them to me. And I like them.

We (MeiMei, KrisDi, and I) went to Borders some time before lunch, we picked up my books, and then they went off clothes shopping while I sat in the coffe shop and read (the first short story in Smoke and Mirrors might work well for Rob’s storytelling, Ma — I’ll send you the book after I read it if you like). As I was reading, an old couple came in and sat down next to me. The man’s face looked like pudding in a thin sack of rice paper wrapped around a skull. Richard (for that was his name) sat down and started reading a magazine for a bit, and then lay his head back and fell asleep. His wife, engrossed in whatever magazine she was reading, started talking to him. At some point, expecting a reply from her husband, she realized he was asleep, shouted, “Richard!” and smacked him with the magazine. “If you’re going to sleep, we can just go home!” I (and the several teenage girls sipping coffee faux-sophisticatedly) laughed out loud.

It reminded me of another cool old couple I saw in the airport on the way back from Ma’s. They came into the little bar area where KrisDi and I were having a drink. The guy, amazed, held up one of the salads there for purchase at the low low price of 8 bucks and said, “Look dear! They have salads!”

“I thought I needed to go to the ATM?” she replied.

“This tuna salad looks really good. I’ve got ten bucks. If you want something, you probably need to go to the ATM.” He sat down to eat the salad (and ordered a beer, which he couldn’t afford along with the salad on only $10), and his wife (who had presumably gone to the ATM) never came back that we saw. And we were there for another 30-45 minutes. Before we left, we heard him telling the bartender, “I guess I was a bit too much of a smartass!”

I reinstalled Windows yesterday/today. I had a reason. My computer was stalling occasionally, and I figured Windows was being dumb. So, I decided to format and reinstall. No big deal there. Except that the same symptom recurred afterward. So, eventually, I discovered that it wasn’t my computer being dumb, it was my Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer. Apparently a wire finally broke down, so the computer thought the mouse was intermittently being unplugged and plugged back in, which would cause the computer to pause and think about it for a second before continuing on with whatever it was doing. So I opened it up and fixed it, using a Gerber, a nail clipper, a screwdriver, and some electrical tape. I could have done it without the Gerber.

And one last thing. I realize this post must seem interminable to those of you who are still awake. So I’ll make it short: here’s a conversation Wilmy and I once had on the internet. culminating in some rather choice haikus written under the “Every time you masturbate, God kills a kitten” premise.

The premise.

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