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09/02/2007 19:18 #40896

No Good Can Come Of This
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I got word from my building-mate he won't be back from burning man until tomorrow instead of today as originally planned. Oh, and he ran into my ex on the playa. Now, I'm sure there are many more interesting topics of discussion at hand than little old moi. But the thought of my brand-new co-tenant and my 7-year-ex burn-bonding and possibly trading life stories without me being there to defend myself (it's all about spin-control) kind of freaks me out. I guess that's what I get for staying home with the cat.

Update: Turns out he was just kidding about running into my ex (I set myself up for that one). I'm so gullible!
paul - 09/02/07 21:06
Why did you end up staying home with the cat?

09/01/2007 14:44 #40883

Jack
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Yeah. Don't ask me to explain this.

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(e:Paul), don't worry. your jackets are already packed for UPS to avoid possible catamination, haha.

p.s. -- I have an epic craigslist story to tell, which might be interesting on a slow news day. But considering this is a dual-peep birthday weekend, probably not that interesting right now. Happy Birthday (e:Terry) and (e:Mike)!

metalpeter - 09/02/07 11:00
First of all it is interesting how sometimes we think alike (e:ladycroft) in that first picture I was thinking the same thing but couldn't of the type of "Big Cat" it was. I will admit when there was a fire going in the back at the party at the 24 last night. I did think of ya for a second (not sure of the real amount of time but I think you know what I mean. Before I saw it wasn't your cat I was going to suggest that it starts its own blog maybe it still could I think it would make cat three.
twisted - 09/01/07 15:14
Oops, that link doesn't work because of the (). Check the breed out (believed to be from Egypt) at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abyssinian_(cat) .
twisted - 09/01/07 15:12
He's an :::link:::(cat) Abyssinian. They like to sit on your shoulders (seriously!), and this one likes to drink from running water -- thus the bathroom sink shots. p.s. -- I relocated my toothbrush to a safe place. If I'm getting cooties from anyone this weekend it's not going to be the cat, haha.
ladycroft - 09/01/07 15:03
what kind of cat is that!? it looks like some kind of oriental? that first pic makes it look like a freaking puma ready to puncture your jugular!

08/15/2007 20:46 #40567

decisions, decisions
Category: volunteer
There are currently 562 [link="http://www.volunteermatch.org"]volunteer opportunities[/link] within 5 miles of my zip code.

Maybe I should start out with something easy like:

"Popcorn maker for movie days at homeless shelter"
or
"Pub Crawl Tour Leader" (?!!!)

Although I was thinking more along the lines of:

"STOP BAY AREA KIDS FROM GOING TO PRISON!"

That sounds like a good use of time. Especially considering a gang of potential lawbreakers is even now whooping it up at the playground next to my building. (No offense, kids.)

Although, some of these other options are just so intriguing, like:

"Shamefree Blogger in San Francisco" (I'm shamefree all right, but not for lack of trying).

"Volunteer Victim for Advanced Medical Life Support Class" (Get felt-up by a stranger for charity).

But mostly I'm leaning towards a rash of postings for the Neighborhood Parks Council's new online Park Kiosk, including:

"Building a Flickr Presence on our New (DRUPAL) Web Site"
"GIS-KML-Google Earth Pro Volunteer"
"Photo-Journalism/Social Documentation"

Maybe I'll do one "fun" thing and one "socially responsible" thing. Since the juvenile delinquents of tomorrow are already at the neighborhood park, that could work out.


paul - 08/16/07 09:19
Volunteering always seems fun. Eventually though I start to feel ripped off if any of the people I am volunteering for turn out to be making money off of the endeavor. Just make sure thats not the case because I swear it makes it all really agravating. The ooportunities where you live sound really pretty fun at least.

08/06/2007 19:31 #40414

check it out!
Category: life
notice anything odd about this screen shot?

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EXACTLY! Hallelujah! It finally works again! I have no idea why, but who cares.

Just in the nick of time too, since my new online banking site (I decided opening a joint account with my new TIC partner would be a good opportunity to switch my personal accounts too) doesn't like Safari. Their tech support was actually very responsive. But when I told them my text settings were not causing the problem (see gigantic navigation buttons filling the entire screen below), they told me what I knew was coming all along. The problem is I'm using a Beta version of Safari. (Or at least, that's their out.)

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They suggested I use Firefox, or revert back to Safari 2. Obviously, I'd rather slit my wrists than revert back to Safari 2. So I gave Firefox another go.

Amazing. I have another lease on life. If only I could find the time to have a life...
tinypliny - 08/07/07 03:03
Yay, I am on TV... I mean screenshot!
paul - 08/06/07 21:28
I am so happy that your opacity has returned to normal!!

08/01/2007 23:18 #40348

My niece is a rock star
Category: family
At least, she looks like one.

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Snap shot from the Exploratorium Roof Cam. That's my niece in the middle with her (WIKIPEDIA - Webkinz)Webkinz cat, Fluffy, on her head.

p.s. -- next time I'll know where to park my car so my estrip bumper sticker can be in the shot, haha.

twisted - 08/02/07 14:05
She loves that cat all right! And she had to take a picture of Fluffy with Pookie because they were going to miss him so much. I probably won't get a copy of that picture since she took it with her camera. But I'm making my sister send me a copy of the pictures she took when my niece was invited to tour the cockpit before the flight back. She got to turn on the AC and wear the co-pilot's hat.
iriesara - 08/02/07 11:54
First of all, you really shouldn't let a small child around that carpet! I'm surprised she didn't just get sucked right in. Secondly - did her cat & Pookie hit it off? I bet they could have some interesting offspring, eh? A perfect little dander-free kennel for Paul.
jenks - 08/02/07 10:59
are webkinz the new beanie babies?
fellyconnelly - 08/02/07 00:13
she love that cat, huh?