Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Kittens run amok. News at 1


Well, there seems to be almost no box that will hold them in place. The door to my room is blocked open with a box 16" tall. They pretty much ignore it since my room provides all kinds of places to investigate for the moment. They also keep curling up in the towels on the bottom of my closet.
Mama Havoc seems to have accecpted this really well, even though the kittens have also started chewing and pawing at her. We all joke that it's their attempt to "throw down the Matriarchal Powers!" They seriusly start attacking Havoc and she puts up with it to a point, then she asserts Herself and puts the smack down on them. They are getting to be so bad, like little gremlins! Very very very cute gremlins, but none the less, they still are bad little gremlins. =-) On the plus side, their insane bursts of energy are generally followed by periods of heavy sleep. So there's some respite.



And finally, my twisted humor for the day comes from the news. It's bad enough what happened (F16 shoots a flare over parched NJ forest leading to large wild fire) The first couple of comments I saw just made me laugh land laugh. Breaking news: U.S. F-16s unleash "shock and awe" on South Jersey is from the Attytood blog. The comments were:

Simple.

The military should withdraw from New Jersey. It never attacked America and doesn't want us there.

Posted by: End the occupation of NJ at May 16, 2007 1:11 PM
---

Bull Biscuits. We need to attack NJ there, so they dont attack us here. They hate us for our freedoms. They all worship the Jersey Devil. Plus most are Flyers fans. And no Timetables - they'll just wait for us to leave, then attack. We should build military bases there. at least bush should be able to find NJ on a map.

Posted by: Attack NJ at May 16, 2007 1:30 PM

Monday, May 14, 2007

Admin humor for TechSquire

I'm guessing you might have already saw this, but I thought it was hysterical, so, from the comments section of the ./post about Justice Department Promises Stronger Copyright Punishments

My home, contents, and choice of music collection is the result of long-term planning and design. My book collection and software collection are skillfully chosen to create an artistic highlight of a life well spent. The total picture is a very important part of my life, and I've invested an enormous amount of intellectual capital in building and refining it.

I hereby claim copyright on my life and all its contents, and demand protection from the corporations who would copy any component of it, right down to my ISP's search history logs, which are a product of my own intellectual efforts.

--
"Anything that keeps people stupid is a felony." -- Harlan Ellison

<<-- Dory's Question -->>
So, the question, sent to my eloquent friend Nefarious Wheel (628136), is this: Do we, as a General Public, have your permission to quote you, or am I up proverbial Fecal Stream Without a Guidance System?

<<-- begin separate section -->>

=) OK, enough geek.
So went to the neurologist today. Another EMG scheduled. huzzah. woo. *sigh*
I had x-rays of my neck today. I had to take all my earrings out!! Also had to remove the nose stud. but the earrings?! *sigh* that took a little while. I need to clean them and put them back in. I should have expected it, but, still.... ALL MY EARRINGS?!!
Anyhow, I won't hear anything back on this for a week at least. At least, that's my guess. When I crack my neck, I sometimes can feel the nerve pulling on the left side. it's really freaky. It feels weird. Like pulling on a cord inside your body. Then a warm sensation washes over place where I felt the cord pull. At least, that's the best I can describe it. He reviewed my meds and felt that they were as finely tuned as they were going to get, short of starting pain killers again, and I'm still a little leery of going that route. That issue, as far as he is concerned, is the solely the bailiwick of the Dr. @ the Mt Nittany Pain Clinic. I respect that. Though it's up to me too, to some degree, and just getting freedom back with having the car, the last thing I want to do is spend week after week wonked out of my mind.
Dude. I'll go crazy. Again.
I know I need to loose weight (and oddly enough, I am down a little. *shrug*) and that would help lessen some of this. And I need to eat better for me. I'll get there.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

a sedate Sunday. Mostly

I realized that my last post title might disturb people. Sorry about that. Hopefully it wasn't so bad once you read it. I realized, in retrospect, it might have been a bad title entry given some of my past history.

Anyhow. Today has been ok. Took Shasta for a walk this morning. She got to play in Spring Creek for a little while and seemed to be the happiest dog in the world. When I came home, I got severely sniffed by Havoc and the kittens. Havoc was not pleased, but the kittens were enthralled with the weird smell. Of course, they also seem to like the smell of Sean's feet, so it's really hard to say about them. They still can't quite get out of the sweater box, but I expect by the end of the week, it's going to be constant kitten wrangling....

After walking Shasta, I went and saw Hot Fuzz again. I still highly recommend it (and I still think Simon Pegg is really cute as a Bobbie =)

After that, at some point, my right foot cracked. I don't know if it's the weather, stress or what, but my feet are a mess. I have multiple toes that are cracked and now I have an inch long fissure along the ball of my foot. *sigh* Overall, I'm still having numbness and weakness in my left arm. At least it didn't clear up before the neurologist, I guess. I'm not as sore as I was earlier last week, but I've not been lifting things or sitting on hard plastic chairs, either, so that *could* account for it.

I know I need to call people. I've been dreadful about that. I apologize. I swear I will be calling you at some point soon. Really! I mean it! At the moment, I don't have any more info on when exactly I'll be moving, more bulletins on that as events warrant. Um, other than that, not much more to say at the moment.

Everyone have a good night and talk to you later! **HUG**

Suicidal Tendencies & Mike Muir back in action

A great interview with CycoMiko (who, incidentally has the same b-day as me, just a few years off =) I still remember picking up the vinyl for Suicidal Tendencies "Join the Army" at City Lights, looking at the cover and thinking, "Wow! that looks awesome. The songs might be interesting too..." It was a gamble. No one else I knew at the time (lemme see, '88? '89?) had heard them, so I bought the album on a whim. It was one of those 'Best Purchases Ever" things. I fell in love with ST, Mike, the sound and the message. Along comes "How Will I Laugh Tomorrow..." and it was even better! Then "Feel Like Shit, Deja Vu" and possibly my second favorite ST album "Lights, Camera... Revolution". That's not to say ST hasn't put out more good stuff since then. ("Monopoly on Sorrow"drifts through my head every so often, and then some of the Infectious Grooves stuff is so damn catchy ["I'm Gonna be my King", "Therapy", "Monster Skank"] that I end up singing it for days)

Scathing lyrics like "You wouldn't know what Crazy was if Charles Manson was eating Froot Loops on your front porch!" pumped me up (from 'You Can't Bring Me Down' which ALWAYS makes me feel better).

A lot of people see the name and get turned off without actually looking into the band or their messages. I have to credit my mom, she let me listen to whatever I wanted to, whatever the lyrics were (remember, this is still prime time for the PMRC debate, back then) as long as my grades were good. I was harder on myself than she was. At least I had good role models like CycoMiko and Henry Rollins =)