Doing A Bootlegger Reverse At Warp 9

…and I didn’t spill my Big Gulp

Ok, so here’s my answer to the “23rd post, 5th sentence” meme…

“Got a bitch of a sunburn, but as is my usual healing pattern it is almost painless now.”

Frank The Duck Comes Home To Stay

…on top of the telly

Note: Frank is in fact a Beanie Baby mallard duck that I bought last month at a garage sale for a quarter. He joins the ranks of several select stuffed animals that live here in Chez Cross.

Just got word that my latest Pro Writing Job has been accepted and I’ll be getting a check soon. This means that, barring Fate taking a big dump on us, Grace and I will be at GenCon SoCal in November!

And now I must go walk off my huge dinner salad before the premiere of “Night Stalker”.

The Basset Hound Of The Baskervilles

…terror and bellyrubs in the night

Well I’ll be darned if I didn’t oversleep by an hour today. I almost never oversleep. However, since I get up 3 1/2 hours before I have to be at work, I still have plenty of time to do my morning thing.

HEY, AUCTION WINNERS! I haven’t forgotten you. As they say, shit happens and the happening of it has slowed my attempts to get all of your gaming stuff packed up and get YOU the final $$ amount. This will be taken care of by Sunday, with stuff going out next week, as I get your $$. sorry for the delay.

On Saturday, our car, Little CuRVy (our 2000 Honda CRV) will go into the shop for his 122,000 mile check up. If we get him outta the shop in time, Grace and I will go see “The Corpse Bride”. If not, we’ll go get into some other kind of trouble:)

I’m going to my mom’s house this Sunday, to take her some flower seeds and get some raspberry vines and other plants. It’ll be good to see her and her little dog, Charlie, again. I’ll also stop by to see my sister, Rosie, and her husband, Mike.

And now, I’m off to get fully dressed and then to work. More bloggage soon!

Red Hot Kisses And Ice Cold Steel

…a recipe for fun

It was a lazy weekend here at the House of Cross. Well, ok, I did thrash about in the garden and walk some miles…and errands were run…and I worked on answering peoples turns in the Kingdom Building Game…and…well I’ll be damned, maybe it wasn’t such a lazy weekend after all:)

Speaking of the game, turns will be heading back to my players starting in a day or two. So far, there is alot going on in the new world. Explorers are exploring, builders are building and, in some cases, mages are up to their usual magely tricks. This is going to be tons o’ fun.

It’s raining pretty steady here in the Big Tomato, after a late afternoon and early evening full of lightning strikes. It was in the mid 80’s and way humid today, and considering it may get near 90 in the next couple of days, this rain is gonna keep it humid.

And now off to bed….more blog later.

Killer Fluffy Bunnies

…and other stories

Ok, here’s a meme. Only folks I’ve actually met in person should answer it.

1. Reply with your name and I will write something random about you
2. I will then tell you what song/movie reminds me of you.
3. I will pick a flavor of jello to wrestle with you in.
4. I will say something that only makes sense to you and me.
5. I will tell you my first memory of you (or at least a prominent one).
6. I will tell you what animal you remind me of.
7. I’ll then ask you something that I’ve always wondered about you.
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on your LJ.

Slippery As A Greased Weasel

…and twice as much fun.

Had my fortnightly weigh in yesterday and I am down to 286 pounds, a total of 15 pounds lost since I began dieting & exercising about 6 weeks ago. Not bad. I’m walking an average of 2.75 miles a day, but have not yet added any situps or weight lifting yet. I’ll have to get going with that phase of things.

Well, I’ve watched all three of the new “invasion” series on tv and here are my opinions based on the premiere episode of each.

THRESHOLD: Has the most interesting characters, but the whole concept and plotline looks like Brannon Braga (the producer, late of various “Star Trek” series) watched all of the X-Files mythology episodes, tossed in a bit of Trek technobabble and baked it until done.

SURFACE: None of the characters grabbed me, but it has the most unique and interesting premise of the three. This looks like it could produce a few new twists on the genre.

INVASION: Has about a 50/50 split between characters that are interesting and those that you’d like to see meet a face hugger. The premise is pretty run of the mill so far and the post-hurricane setting will get old fast if they don’t change it.

I’ll give all of these my standard 3 episode chance. If, by the conclusion of episode 3 I’m not really looking forward to episode 4, they are off my viewing list.

LOST had it’s second season premiere last night and it was good, but the ending had my suspension of disbelief stretched to about half a micron thick. Hopefully, the writers were just hungover or something when they thought it up.

One more television note: I’m liking SUPERNATURAL. I’m hoping NIGHT STALKER will be as good or better. It’s interesting that my tastes in genre tv series have shifted away from sci-fi and towards horror. I couldn’t stomach the last two Trek series…couldn’t get into STARGATE SG-1, FARSCAPE, BABYLON 5, or ANDROMEDA…thought FIREFLY sucked…have yet to get up the energy to look at BATTLESTAR GALACTICA…but I’ll give any series with monsters in it my full attention. I’d give a Fantasy tv series a chance, but there aren’t any. Ah well, must just be my tastes changing with age.

Doc Tempest And The Night Giant

…from the May, 1970 issue

It’s meme time, kids…

LJ Interests meme results

  1. basset hounds:
    While I love all dogs, the noble basset hound is my favorite. They are good natured, loyal, friendly, stubbon, laid back (but capable of great bursts of energy when needed), funny and just plain sweethearted. Like me:)
  2. cooking:
    I’ve been cooking since I was a very small child and my mom would let me help mix cake mixes and biscuits. I’ve cooked professionally in the Navy and at a wide variety of restaurants. Nowadays, I most like cooking for friends and family.
  3. food:
    I love to make food and I love to eat it. I have very few food predjudices and will try just about anything. My very favorite foods are Asian and Mexican…but you really have to go some to beat good old American Barbecue (in all it’s myriad forms).
  4. heirloom vegetables:
    I started growing heirloom veggies (mostly tomatos)a few years ago. If you’ve never tasted an heirloom tomato, you have missed something delicious. You’ll never again be satisfied with the bland hybrid types you get in the supermarket. Yeah, heirlooms can be ugly looking and they might not be as disease resistant, but they more than make up for it with flavor.
  5. led zeppelin:
    Altho I love a wide variety of musical genres, I am above all a rocker…and the best fuckin’ rock and roll band ever was Led Zeppelin.
  6. organic farming:
    I garden organically for a couple of big reasons: First, I don’t like the idea of spraying toxic chemicals all over the place, and second, I like seeing all the bugs, butterflies, birds and other critters that come to my garden. Yeah, I’ve got a few weeds and my plants might look a bit rough at times, but hey, I’ve counted 7 types of bees and about 10 types of butterflies and two species of hummingbirds!
  7. pigs:
    Pigs are smart, interesting, tough, survival oriented and damn tasty. What more could one ask of an animal?
  8. rock & roll:
    I was born in 1954, the year rock & roll began catching fire among white kids in the U.S. When I was 10 years old, the British Invasion hit when the Beatles came to America. About the time I hit puberty, the Summer of Love was starting. I’ve grown up with rock & roll. With any luck, I’ll grow old with it.
  9. sex:
    My favorite indoor/outdoor sport:) I think I’ll just leave it at that, except to say that if people spent more time fucking and less time fighting and praying, the world would be a much happier (and mopre relaxed) place.
  10. they might be giants:
    One of the most interesting and creative musical groups (tho it’s really just a duo) around. “Flood” was by far their best album.

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