August 24, 2015

8 Months to Go

Old Dominion University starts the week before Labor Day so, since I only have a week to go before school starts, I decided just now to check and see if any of my silly busses were online yet so I could order some of my books and also find out if any classes have homework due the first day of class. 


What I discovered is that school starts tomorrow...



Umm...

That's good to know.

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August 18, 2015

Here is Some Wide Gauge Steampunk

...by Makkou 4 to offset the banality beneath the fold.


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August 06, 2015

Vacation DENIED

Yeah, there's been a LOT of perfunctory posting recently.
As "blog" theoretically means Biographical log, for those interested, there is a disquisition on the banal reasons for this extended programming anomaly below the fold. 

As compensation, here, courtesy of  GATE, (this season's surprisingly enjoyable and intelligent fantasy) is Tuka, Chuka or possibly Tsuka.

However her name is transliterated, the art is by Otono Fei.
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June 01, 2015

Serial Gruberings and Other Worries

Discussions of life's little irritants is below the fold. To keep perusal of this site in the domain of leisure rather than masochism, here is a whopping 35 feet of pulchritude (and an aspie).


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May 20, 2015

Bittersweet Victory

Well, my trip to Kafkaland seems to finally be resolved.

This is kind of a shame as I was enjoying both classes. OTOH this is almost certainly for the best as it means I'll be caught up financially in a few weeks (I still need to get a car after all).

In any event, here is something that some of you might find clever.


Art by Ao Usagi

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May 18, 2015

A Certain Irksomeness

Since the content below the fold can be nothing but a horrible, horrible warning, we decided to post some positive words to live by above it.


Kaga,  Akagi and wisdom by Kuon
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April 28, 2015

Exam Heck

Exams begin Thursday and last into next week.  Additionally, it appears that one of my classes was actually in the sociology department and so requires APA style as opposed to Chicago/Turabian. Fortunately, I've been given the option of re-submitting it...


Experimenting, training, testing and retrying. My life is just like this picture, but without the respectability, cute girls, cutting edge tech and prototype karatebot. 


Karatebot training by Sukabu


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March 28, 2015

Rocinante: 1981-2015

Full disclosure: Strictly speaking, nobody actually died as such. For the vast majority of folks who are uninterested in the first world problems below the fold, here are 3 views of Sakurajima.




(I did not know that Volcanoes sounded like synthesizers!)
 

Note that pressing "MORE" will result in banality and not more 'splodies.
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February 21, 2015

Tales of the Cold

Below the fold; weather related angst.
Above the fold; a picture of Arale, which is probably missing some context and is unrelated to the weather discussion in any way.

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February 16, 2015

Snowmageddon '15

Having just driven a distance of 5 miles in a bit under an hour and a half, I think that this young lady sums up the opinion of many of my fellow Virginians...


"OH GOD! WE'RE GONNA HAFTA TO EAT OUR OWN LEGS AREN'T WE?"

It's been coming down remarkably hard for several hours now. Predictions are for 6-12 inches of snow, which is quite a bit for us. There has been some flickering and intermittent outages, so power may not persist. 

In other news, the plumbing situation deteriorated rapidly Saturday night with the result that both bathrooms were unusable so we sent Mom to my sister's house before finally breaking down and calling a plumber. In a few moments I will get the first shower, I've had in over two days. Yay!
Mom is still in North Carolina suffering the dreadful indignity of having to watch her three year old granddaughter play in the snow. 

UPDATE: I have not as of yet had to eat my own leg...but it has been a rear run thing. 
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February 14, 2015

In Defense of Friggatriskaidekaphobia



While things have not been quite as bad as the travails of the young lady depicted above, yesterday was a fitting cap to a particularly obnoxious work week.  more...

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January 25, 2015

A Few Quick Notes

I have a fair amount of homework due this week so posting is likely to be sporadic at best, especially Tuesday. As compensation for that and the banality below the fold, here is some Kongos .


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January 01, 2015

Missed it by THAT Much

A friend kindly pointed me towards this....




Of course today is my forty FIFTH birthday.

As of today I appear to have officially wasted my life.

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December 12, 2014

Possible Achievements

...in the game Side Effects Follies

Common side effects of intravenous sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim use include sun sensitivity, itching, head pain, rash and loss of appetite. Other possible side effects of oral sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim use that are considered rare include abdominal or stomach pain, black tarry stools, blistering, peeling or loosening of skin, chest pain, chills, cough or hoarseness, dark urine, diarrhea, dizziness, fever, tiredness or weakness. Additional side effects associated with the oral form of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim are shortness of breath, changes in skin color, vomiting of blood, joint or muscle pain, loss of appetite, nausea, rash and wheezing, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Well...my skin didn't loosen or change color and I don't THINK there was blood in my vomit* so I did not get them all. Despite coming so very close to a perfect streak on the first go, I don't think I'll be continuing this as I found playability and enjoyment to be rather low.

However, the doctor assures me that I'm unlikely to die so I'll take that as a victory and move on. 

*UPDATE: Achievement unlocked!

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December 10, 2014

Unexpectedly....

...I got a brief respite from Christmas Chaos at work. 

On the one hand I have the day off. On the other hand the circumstances are sub-optimal.

But enough of such things, here are some Santagirls in snow


Art by Wara


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November 29, 2014

FREE (for a day)


"Theboxeswerecomingdownthebelt4deepandwouldn'tstopandonewasn'tpackedrightandbrokeopenandwhothehellshipsscorpoinsanyway!?"

Ignore the stressed out Christmas help. She's exaggerating slightly. Christmas at UPS is rough on the temps...and anyway, the thing with the scorpions happened years ago. 
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November 27, 2014

First World Problems


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November 10, 2014

I Find Myself Numb From Relief

Banality lurks below the fold.  

As compensation, here is some eye candy courtesy of Tobusa.


I confess that I have no idea what this has to do with soccer. 
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November 02, 2014

This Years Flu Shot

Either it is useless, or it has saved my life.


In any event, I've got nothing, so here is something to ponder...




...just in case you've been doing it wrong. 


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October 19, 2014

Well Then....

That was....a week.

Some folks can take solace in the fact that the vast majority of people are unremarkable.

However, it is indeed true that The Force is quite strong with a few individuals.

The rest of us seem to have donated our midichlorians to those remarkable people, that they might do great deeds.

I suppose it is nice to have a purpose. 


One other thing. I've been ignoring the computer for a few days so if I haven't returned E-mails it is due to....


....GHAAAAH! Seven hundred and sixty three!?


Brickmuppet Blog will be up and running in a day or two.  

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