January 16, 2019

And Then This Happened



Art by Mocha

My life is over.
Everything was for naught.
Hope has left the building.

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December 16, 2018

Well THAT Sucks

Oh look. it appears that Ryosios has captured the state of my life...except for there being a girl in the picture he's spot on.


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November 20, 2018

Mom in Hospital (UPDATED)

Last night, I got a call from my brother (who is visiting our folks) that Mom suffered chest pains and then got a case of the shakes, felt cold and her vision went blurry. None of these things are good.


This morning, the diagnosis was a clot in her lung, which is pretty terrible, however as of now that does not appear to be the case. She's being scheduled for "cathaterization" so it sounds like they are going to do an angioplasty or something. 

I'm getting slightly conflicting reports from relatives on-scene (250miles away), but prognosis seems much better, even good as of now.

Blogging will remain light to nonexistent. 

UPDATE:
They couldn't find a blockage, or a stroke or anything, which is troubling. More tests results are pending, but for now she is released and is staying in the guest room in their house (as she is forbidden to deal with stairs.) One theory is that she may have just been suffering from exhaustion. Perhaps now she'll listen when we tell her to calm down and not drive herself to hard about Thanksgiving. 

OK, that's not going to happen. 

Anyway, she seems better.

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November 05, 2018

Banality Intrudes (UPDATED)


As annoying as things sometimes get, I can at least take solace from the fact that I have not had to deal with high-school for 20 years.
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July 30, 2018

Banality Below Fold

As compensation, Here is something pleasant:





(Cute Girl in Coversomes Goes Here)



Ah. One of THOSE days.
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May 03, 2018

CRAZY OLD MAN WITH POLE

Be advised that banality lies below the fold.
On the bright side, here is Shantae.



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April 25, 2018

Suddenly...I Find Myself Out of My Depth


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March 31, 2018

In the Queue...

...are 2 papers for History, a "New Math" test on Monday, a presentation for my Kanji Project, several pages of Japanese homework, a presentation for my International Relations class, as well as a term paper and multiple readings for the same.


In the done file are the Kanji Project, a Kanji Test, a "New Math" test a history paper, lots of readings and the Easter Rush at work.

In neither category are any blogposts at the moment. 

Instead, I leave a mystery for you to ponder and hopefully solve,...


Art by Kinchee

Those buckles on her skirt/waistcoat....

What are they for?
How are they fastened without tripping her?
What the hell?

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February 25, 2018

Three Papers are Done, But Midterms are Upon Me

As atonement, albeit in lieu of any content, here is some rather racy Cheesecake, in the form of cute 2-d females, all rendered by Houtengeki.























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January 13, 2018

A Week Not For the Weak

Is this thing still on? 
Probably not, it's been 10 days. 
Be advised that banality lurks below the fold. Here as partial atonement is something pleasant, tangentially related and literate by Fuji Choko.


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July 15, 2017

A Journey of Discovery

Banality slouches just below the fold. As compensation, here is a piece of art that has completely different implications depending on the intended perspective. 


Art by Senji of the doujin circle Tegone Spike (Link NSFW). 
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June 13, 2017

Calling In

I'm currently staying with a friend who is recovering from heart surgery. I'll be back in a few days.


In the meantime there is this...


Art by Isu

I'm unclear on what, exactly, "this" is, but I'm pretty sure it's something.

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June 04, 2017

Programming Note

Those who look below the fold should beware of being beset by bushels of blogger banality. 

As atonement, (for that and the alliteration) here is a cute girl riding an allosaurus.


Art by Sukabu
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May 02, 2017

Lawnmower Blues

Spent all day running errands and trying to get the lawnmower started.
I don't actually have any blues. But I did find this. 


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April 28, 2017

It was a Dark and Stormy Night

Due to severe weather delays, we were overstaffed at work this morning. As a result, I got off way early and about 5:30, as I was driving home, a lightning bolt struck next to me and showered my van in burning tree parts.


After a moment, I noted that the stricken tree next was next to a neighbors house and was burning with alarming intensity despite the downpour. I got out to see if it could be put out or to help the people get out as this was looking pretty grim.


 
The owner of the house and I tried to put out the fire but neither the rain nor our bucket brigade was having any effect. After an embarrassingly long interval, I had a neuron fire and realized that the tree wasn't burning, the ground was. I advised the gentleman to call the fire department NOW because it could be a peat fire and that could be the end of the whole block. 

But wait...It was quite intense for peat. The ground around it was undulating and hissing...and it kept getting more intense until it was almost like...a blowtorch. 

Oh. Lord. The lightning struck a gas main!



We kept the bucket brigade on it to keep it from igniting the tree or the house until the police arrived and decided to let it burn off the gas until the firetruck arrived, at which point I moved my van to make room for the ladder truck and carried my bedraggled ass home.

Looking at the rain, I really don't think I'm going to get the grass today.

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April 11, 2017

Aaaaaand..They're Off

A bit over a week ago Dad dropped a 4x8 on his foot and broke it. (Well, the breakage was mostly his big toe...Mostly.)

Shortly thereafter, Mom had what we thought was a stroke and went to the hospital only to find that it was a drug interaction. Dad quickly compensated for this good news by lancing his toe to relieve pressure...and the next day it was horribly infected, requiring another trip to the hospital. 

So, it's been hectic here.

Naturally, these two walking wounded decided that these reminders of their mortality meant that now is the time to attempt THAT TRIP again. 

Day before yesterday...they set out.



They'll make a destination decision when they reach Florida, they're either going to Belize, the Bahamas or Puerto Rico. 


I blame Pixar for this madness.

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February 01, 2017

Need to Go to the Parts Store

Art by Sukabu

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January 01, 2017

If I Had A Ronin For Every Year I've Been Around, I'd Be Secure in the Knowledge That I'd Be Avenged When Assasinated

As it is, I find myself pondering the things that I have not done in my time on this earth.




Some of them, I'm OK with.

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October 16, 2016

Trigger Warning: Banality

Yes, banality lurks below the fold. 

As is traditional here, we atone for this by providing an image of some exotic and atypically proportioned young ladies enjoying the last of the good weather as they relax next to the ocean.


Art by Ebimomo
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July 15, 2016

Christmas In July

Her Santa hat brings all the boys to the yard. 


Art by Yamaburo

What is this? Australia? An unreal tsunami of boxes associated with the recent Amazon sale and Independence Day resulted in the sorts of hours we at UPS just don't normally get in July. I haven't been this sore since basic training. Internet connectivity problems and the fact that this was the week of my midterm exam combined with the amazing amounts of overtime to bring about an alarmingly long period of bloggus intteruptus. 

Blogging will resume in earnest shortly. 

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