Saturday, December 18, 2010

Writer's Block: Immerse yourself in an online sport.

LiveJournal "Writers Block" topic:

If you could immerse yourself in an online sport and get a real workout, what activity would you want it to be?

My response:

Synchronized Thumb Wrestling :-)

(originally posted on my LiveJournal site: The Pizza Delivery Weasel)

Monday, November 01, 2010


Just tried out ScribeFire to post. FAIL! It lets me read my posts, but fails when I try to publish a new post.

Czy wesołe święta złowieszczej, duchy i czekoladki!

Tried to say "Happy Halloween" to a couple friends from Poland, but it seems Poland doesn't exactly have a word for Halloween. Thanks to Google Translate, I came up with the greeting

"Czy wesołe święta złowieszczej, duchy i czekoladki!" ("Have a happy holiday of spooky ghosts and chocolates!")

I figure that this captures the fundamental essence of the holiday!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Trip to Italy

Been watching the old Doctor Who episodes from 1963. They went from 1963 AD to 100,000 BC, then to Skaro to meet the Daleks for the first time, then the TARDIS is almost destroyed! After fixing the problem, they run into Marco Polo and get stuck for a while.

Once they get away from Marco, they run into an alien planet with acid oceans and glass beaches. Following that, they get tangled up with the Aztecs. Back to another alien planet after that, to be trapped by telepathic aliens. Home again to the French Revolution, which wraps up Season 1.

Partway through Season 2 now, and they're about to drop in on Nero, presumably to watch Rome burn...

Current Mood: amusedamused

(originally posted on my LiveJournal site: The Pizza Delivery Weasel)

Thursday, September 02, 2010

15 Albums

The rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen albums you've heard that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag fifteen friends, including me, because I'm interested in seeing what albums my friends choose. (To do this, copy and paste the text of this note, click "+write a note" directly above and to the right of this note, cast your fifteen picks, and tag people in the note -- directly below.) Quickly, and in no particular order...

John Abreau

  1. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
  2. Pat Benatar - Crimes Of Passion
  3. Laura Branigan - Touch
  4. Aerosmith - Greatest Hits
  5. Weird Al Yankovic - all albums
  6. Orleans - Orleans II
  7. Big Daddy - Cutting Their Own Groove
  8. James Taylor - Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon
  9. Simon and Garfunkel - Bookends
  10. Manhattan Transfer - Down In Birdland
  11. Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe In Magic
  12. Fleetwood Mac - The Dance
  13. Lionel Richie - Greatest Hits
  14. Emily RIchards - I Should Be FLying
  15. Genesis - Invisible Touch

Thursday, July 15, 2010

What's the deal with Microsoft Office 2010?

Gotta test it first, then discuss with the boss to decide when we upgrade everyone. I've suggested OpenOffice in the past, but that always falls on deaf ears. Everyone is apparently addicted to Outlook. Even the Mac users are eagerly awaiting Outlook on the Mac, which they expect in 2011.

Of course, the Mac users are also pushing the iPad as an essential new business tool.

Hopefully the time travel project won't be unduly delayed by the Office Upgrade Treadmill. We're already 10 years behind schedule. CEO thinks we can make it up in the end. Once the technology is working, we can party like it's 1999 again, because it will be.

Just hope there are no more screwups like last time; otherwise we could be partying like it's 1599!

(originally posted on my LiveJournal site: The Pizza Delivery Weasel)

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Writer's Block: Fan love

LiveJournal "Writers Block" topic:
Who is your favorite TV character of all time? Why did s/he make such a big impact on you? Do you collect any memorabilia? Did s/he inspire you creatively in any way?

My response:
Duncan MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod. The show explored the concept of honor, and showed a man of peace struggling to cope with a very violent environment. I found the show during my teens when I was still figuring out who I wanted to be, and Duncan became one of my biggest role models.

I've collected replicas of a few of the swords he used on the show, a pendant of the Watcher logo, and of course the DVDs of the show.

(originally posted on my LiveJournal site: The Pizza Delivery Weasel)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Flock on Windows?

Drivel fails to connect to Blogger; keeps crashing. C'est la vie!

Trying something else...
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