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Sunday, October 24th, 2010
9:36 pm
9 days in Chicago
So, the apartment is starting to feel more and more like a place that is "mine". Sure, it's filled mostly with hand outs from sister and her beau, but two things. First, they're in arrangements I've chosen, which counts for a lot. Second, it's just DIFFERENT than it was from when I first got here. This sense of real control over the change is quite nice.

So far, sister has taken the bed and the coffee table, and in a sort of trade has given me a couple of small black cushioned things and a couch that stretches out in to a bed. It has freed up so much space. So much!

The search for work continues. Hopefully, I should be meeting up with a lead tomorrow, but that won't stop me from sending out more applications, of course.

I think I'm feeding myself well enough... then again, I should probably buy some daily vitamins and some other things just to be safe. This is my health, we're talking about here!

Watched the football game with Dan a couple of times now. Nice defense, Bears, but come ON! Hold on to the fucking ball, guys!
Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
5:47 pm
Late Breaking News
I've moved to Chicago! How is this late you ask? I did it at the end of last week.

Now I just have to find a job.

I'll try to let you know how that goes.
Sunday, July 11th, 2010
10:22 am
Still Biking, FYI
You know what sounds like a good use of my time and money? Buying another RPG book! Sure, it's digital and under ten bucks, but still.

"Don't Rest Your Head"

Chronic insomnia has never been such a weird, terrifying ride! Also, sleep is death. You'd be better off just killing yourself first.

Well, let's see how this plays out...
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
9:24 am
Yesterday was good
Got all sorts of stuff done. Biking, obviously. Shipped stuff off to sister, picked laptop up for brother, dropped clothes off to be cleaned for mother, and refilled 15 gallons worth of water. Did some yardwork involving powertools and a ladder. And hey! The Mariners beat the Yankees!
Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
12:27 am
Should get something to record the distance at some point...
There was biking. Along the trail, around a couple of ways at the park.

Read more of the Genesis Machine. Quite a few chapters have started with the author just dumping information on the reader, and not through any in-story method either. The book is just putting these things out there, and saying that's the way it is. There's supposed to be a certain amount of "show, don't tell" isn't there?

Mowed the front yard and median strip.
Sunday, June 27th, 2010
10:27 pm
Wave your freak flag high!
Let's see... this weekend, I enjoyed a bus ride up to Bellingham, started playing a Call of Cthulhu scenario the brother had been working on... there were some shenanigans... and Saturday ended with a game of Scrabble and a game of Cranium.

Sunday started off with... breakfast. So much breakfast. Pancakes and coffee and pancakes and bacon and pancakes and juice and pancakes. The afternoon was spent showing support for the Gay Pride Parade, then there was some sushi, dropping brother's laptop off for repairs, and then we parted ways.

So, in summary, I biked up and down the interurban trail from the drive-in to about 164th once, and managed to get up the hill on the way back. Yay for that!
Sunday, May 16th, 2010
9:32 pm
Don't expect me to post any more frequently, though
Spring cleaning. Tidying up.

Upgrading my OS turns out to have been the snowflake that started an avalanche. I've decided to clean up and clean out a number of things.

My contact lists, for one.

My possessions, for another. Once June rolls around, I'm going to take my books, clothes, books, things, and mostly books, box them up, and haul them over to the Public Storage place. Only reason I'm waiting is the first month is only a dollar, and I want to get the most for my buck.

The fence by the house is a third thing. It is literally falling apart. The fact that it is tucked away and hidden doesn't matter. It needs to be fixed.

My self should be on this list as well. I'm fit enough, but I don't like 'enough' being sufficient. Walking is a good start, especially since there's finally a sidewalk in the neighborhood. I want to relearn how to ride a bike, though. The fact that I can't ride a bike is personally shameful. And I won't be able to, until I do something about it.

Anyway. Don't feel bad if I stopped watching you. Honestly, I stopped watching you about a year ago, and just haven't touched this thing in the meantime to make it official. I just... drifted away...
Sunday, January 31st, 2010
3:46 pm
A New Start For A New Decade
*blows the dust off this thing*

So, I've spent the last two months working in the caribbean, and then the last week sleeping, drinking and reading. Decompression, it's quite nice.

Anyway, I'm 25 now. I've done a little traveling, seen a couple corners of the world. I've jumped out of a plane, pulled a pit bull off of another dog, gotten blind drunk in Venice (with poor results) and fallen in love with Alaska. However, there's a few things that I've been putting off. Simple, easy to do things that I don't really have an excuse for not doing. With that said, I am going to do three things this year, come hell or highwater.

I will:
-shoot a gun
-get a tattoo
-smoke a cigar

I'm not a smoker. I'm not a hunter. But I want to try these things at least once. And this is the year that I will.

Aside from that, though, I don't have any specific plans.
Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
12:01 am
Another Book List
Yeah, like I ever talk about myself anymore. On to the books!

E. Hoffmann Price Operation Misfit
You know what, just... just fuck you. You patronizing turk-o-phile, or whatever the hell you are. This book sucked.

Christopher Stasheff The Warlock in Spite of Himself
Oh, dear god. I won't say anything about this book here. I couldn't contain myself, and wrote it all in the book. I don't even want to dwell on how this is just the first in a SERIES. Ugh!

Marc Olden Killer Warrior (Black Samurai #3)
Oh, man. That was mostly what I was expecting.

Charles Willeford The Machine In Ward Eleven
Well, that was bleak and depressing. And not so sci-fi as I was expecting.

Sergei Lukyanenko Twilight Watch
Last Watch
In some ways, I'd say it was a sort of Russian Dresden Files, but I'm sure that doesn't do either series the proper respect.

Nathan Stroud The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimeaus #1)
Well, that was fun. I need to check out the rest of the series now.

Brandon Sanderson Elantris
Eh, it was okay. Mistborn was better.

Robert Silverberg Tom O'Bedlam
Every time I come across it, the act of forcing people to join the cosmic oneness seems... wrong, some how.

Andre Norton Steel Magic
Picnic silverware saves Avalon!

Holly Lisle Minerva Wakes
I don't care, you're petty wish fulfillment and personal indulgences suck even if you try to use them to save the world. At least, YOUR personal &ct, specifically.

Susan Dexter The Wizard's Shadow
Surprisingly enjoyable!

Robert Wells The Spacejacks
... um? I find it hard to pinpoint a meaning to the story, and I was totally baffled by the female character's sudden willingness to sleep with the inspector, who was pretty much a villain up to that point.

A. Lee Martinez Gil's All Fright Diner
In the Company of Ogres
A Nameless Witch
The Automatic Detective

Damon Knight Rule Golden
Double Meaning
Double meaning is alright, but fuck YOU, Rule Golden. Countless species of carnivores and omnivores snapped to extinction, just because you want to force empathy on us? Holy christ, you are EVIL.

Gould The Celebrated Cases of Dick Tracy
I still can't believe it. PEARSHAPE. Seriously.

??? Project Superpowers
Well, I DO like revisiting old characters... and that Mister Mask guy seems interesting both in the old and reinvented versions... dunno. Might have to pick up another collection to make a decision.

Yoe Clean Cartoonists' Dirty Drawings
Interesting insights and tidbits.
Friday, September 4th, 2009
12:51 pm
Oh, Right. Myself.
I suppose I should mention that my contract finished and I'm back in Washington. That might be worth mentioning.

Let's see, what else... I'm planning on going down to Arizona for a Kingdom of Loathing convention in a couple of weeks. That should be fun.

Don't have another contract lined up just yet, so this is more "unemployed" than it is "vacation"...

I love being able to make my own coffee again. Sleeping in until I'm not tired is also wonderful.

I'm planning on getting new glasses and a new phone. One because it's nice to have a spare, and the other just because I've had the phone for something like five years now. Technology has come quite a ways, you know?
Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
12:08 pm
Rather than talk about myself, a list
Books I have read since starting this contract (not in order):

John Varley Wizard
God is the world, the world is God, and while it's going insane, people just need to have sex with the hermaphroditic centaurs.

Theodore Sturgeon E Pluribus Unicorn
Oh, right. Sturgeon is -really- depressing. I do like the Voodoo doll story twist, though.

L. Neil Smith The Probability Broach
First Libertarian wish-fulfillment story I've ever read. Apparently, if the Libertarians were in charge, life would be SO awesome, that... monkeys wouldn't just talk... or have the right to vote... they would also have guns.

A. E. Van Vogt The Voyage of the Space Beagle
Nothing can defeat the power of a man trained to connect points of information from multiple fields of study! Not aliens, not petty internal politics... nothing!

A. E. Van Vogt Slan
I find some of the actions taken by... well, pretty much everyone at some point... to be morally questionable. Still, they ARE the next step in human evolution, so it's okay.

A. E. Van Vogt Monsters
I liked it. A collection of short stories, each with a different and weird monster. What more could I want?

Spider Robinson Mindkiller
Sure, he's killed a lot of people, and has the technology to erase your memories, but since it's for a good cause, we're going to join the bad guy and help take over the world. Wait, what?
... I don't care if that does give away the ending. You were never going to read it anyway.

Raymond F. Jones & Lester del Rey Weeping May Tarry
Aliens find the Earth after humanity managed to destroy itself... and then they find Christ!

Frank Herbert The Eyes of Heisenberg
So, it's the future... and there are special people who, with the right dietary supplements, can live forever, and who rule everything... and there are cyborgs, who are doing a sort of underground resistance thing... and there are normal people who are kind of fed up with both of them... and in the end, they all decide to live together! Wait, what?

Lionel Fenn The Seven Spears of the W'dch'ck
Eh, the Kent Montana stories are better. I do like a character who trained to be a hero, is given the opportunity, and rises to it spectacularly. Competence is always neat.

Daniel F. Galouye The Infinite Man
It's sort of like "The Lathe of Heaven," only the Lathe is unaware of his nature, and is an enormous douche who everyone goes out of their way to make happy. And to top it all off, chaos wins.

Brian Daley The Doomfarers of Coramonde
Modern military man in medieval fantasy land? Sure, why not! Doomfarers is still a pretty silly term, though.

John Scalzi Old Man's War
It's like a strawman-political book, but what're the politics? I mean, the main character is initially skeptical of the new lifestyle/philosophy, starts off as a grunt, is liked even by the guy who hates everyone, goes on to be incredibly successful, while everyone who disagrees slightly with the way of things or is even just unpleasant dies horribly... but, what IS the philosophy? We... need a military who kills things? Colonialism is okay? Maybe it's explained in the next two books.

James H. Schmitz The Telzey Toy
She's young, brilliant, the most powerful telepath ever, beautiful, rich, the daughter of important, powerful people... if this was written by a girl, I'd say it was a self-insertion story. Since it's by a guy... I just don't know. Still, a pretty light piece of fluff.

Evelyn E. Smith Unpopular Planet
Ah, the main character's a douche, who finds adventure and sex all across the cosmos! And he has a weird thing for female gorillas. Another story in the fine tradition of "The Reassembled Man." At least this one's tempered by the fact that about every third or fourth person seems to realize what a tool he is.

Galsworthy Five Plays
It starts off with a play about the leaders of the Union and the Board of Directors squaring off over a strike, only to have the people of their respective groups go behind their backs and compromise, thus breaking the two inflexible leaders, and having all the months of misery be for nothing! And it gets more depressing and personal from there!

Barbara Paul Bibblings
Someone's sci-fi RPG campaign, about couples, tiny birds, migrational madness, and moral confusion. Eh, it's no worse than "The Heroes of Zara Keep" or whatever it was called.

Jim Butcher Small Favor
I dig that crazy Harry Dresden. He's kind of stumbling into quite the magical nuclear-stockpile, though. I expect him to pick up a shiny pebble in the next book, and have it revealed to be the philosopher's stone three books later.

Kenneth Robeson Brand of the Werewolf
Less a werewolf, and more simply a wolf's head. Still, he's Doc Savage, and he'll punch you out if you don't get killed in some karmic, not-his-fault way first.

Kenneth Robeson The Red Spider
Terror Wears No Shoes
Return from Cormoral
Holy CRAP. Doc got seven kinds of awesome by the end. Maybe even eight. I mean, these are GOOD.

Maxwell Grant The Red Blot
Evil architects! Blueprints and blackmail!

Maxwell Grant The Voodoo Master
Best use of red clothes EVER.

Maxwell Grant The Chinese Disks
Oh, you think you're clever, with your booby traps? The Shadow will just cling to the door and shoot you from across the room! BULLETS DON'T NEED THE FLOOR.

Maxwell Grant Malmordo
Wanna know how evil this gang is? They speak ESPERANTO!

Maxwell Grant Crime, Insured
The Shadow throws all your risk calculations off... FOR JUSTICE!

Maxwell Grant The Golden Vulture
The Shadow rides two crocodiles like they were skis. Because he CAN, that's why.

Maxwell Grant The Unseen Killer
What's this? The Shadow up against an invisible foe? Hint: no, not really.

Maxwell Grant The Golden Masks
Oh, the organization all wear masks and robes that are totally uniform, and the use same password and response everywhere? The Shadow will never be able to infiltrate you! The bit with the penny was good, though.

Maxwell Grant The Cobra
A new vigilante that starts off like a proactive Shadow (killing criminals BEFORE they start a heist) ends up being, shock!, a bad guy!

Maxwell Grant The Third Shadow
The Shadow is not a franchise, and protects his trademark... with BULLETS.

Pamela Sargent Watchstar
Eh, primitive culture, girl, telepathy, cyborgs from space, culture clash, shocking revelation about history... nothing particularly noteworthy.

Keith Laumer The House in November
An alien force invades the Earth, actually killed everyone, and was about to germinate, when it was alerted to the fact that people had minds and stuff. Then it felt bad, and started helping get people back on their feet. And it's okay!

Keith Laumer The Other Sky
Time travel, aliens, tiny people, recursive time loops (and genealogy), goofy names... at least it's short.

Margaret Davis Mind Light
One of those books where so little is said in so many words. I especially like how while the romantic tension is so obvious to the characters, it's not so much to the reader.

Thomas Bontly Celestial Chess
Even if you're totally awesome at chess, don't let the Devil get "one free piece that can be played anywhere, anytime, and is invisible until played" Seriously, what the hell?

Edgar Rice Burroughs Synthetic Men of Mars
Before there were nanites, there was... pink goo! An organic flood that threatens to overrun the entire planet. Eugh.

Edgar Rice Burroughs Llana of Gathol
You. Do not. Fuck. With John Carter. Or anyone he's even MET, since he'll take the time to save them.

Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter of Mars
What? What is this? It ends in the middle of the action! I mean, John is still on Venus, for crying out loud!

Stephen Kenson The Burning Time
The time of burning! Anyway, Shadowrun. Nostalgia. Only reason I bought it.

Robert Browning Poems and Plays
Wow. I -really- like this collection.

Robert Anton Wilson The Walls Came Tumbling Down
Eh, maybe it would be better as an actual movie.

Audrey Niffenegger The Time Traveler's Wife
Not... quite what I was expecting. I dunno. The end just left me... I dunno. Unfulfilled.

Aldous Huxley Brave New World
Pretty much the same feelings as The Time Traveler's Wife.

Machiavelli The Prince
I think I've read this before, actually.

Speed Grapher Perversion power!
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
10:28 am
Goodnight Mister and Misses America...
March 22nd
Oh, this is a peach. This is a downright plum, this is. Another bit of radio drama delight, from "Barry Craig, Confidential Investigator"...
The set up: A detective goes to investigate a shady gambler in connection to a disappearance of a friend.
The pitch: As is to be expected, the detective is knocked unconscious in short order.
The peach: The detective awakens on a dice table, at the mercy of the gambler. The gambler notes the time, and tells someone to go collect their winnings.

They had a pool going on when he would wake up.

Oh, so awesome.

March 23rd
Oh, hm, ah. Have been reading "Wizard" by John Varley, and although I thought I hadn't read it before, it's ringing some bells... couldn't tell you how it ended, but the woman needed to fertilize the eggs of centaurs definitely rang a bell...

Oogh. Hit the wine a little too hard tonight... here's hoping I didn't tell too many jokes as well... hard to tell at this point...




March 24th
Ooh, wow. The sea's so rough, and the ship is seesawing so much, it actually woke me up during the night.

Finished 'Wizard', 'Watchstar', the Doc Savage pulp 'Brand of the Werewolf', the John Carter of Mars story 'Synthetic Men of Mars'... need to exercise and draw more... although, I am looking damn good. I don't know if I'd say the fish and vegetable diet really -agrees- with me, but it certainly has been kind to me.


Okay, so, back in the day, there was a radio detective series called "Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator" starring William Gargan as the title detective. So help me, everytime they mention his name in the credits, I think to myself "For TORTURE!"... for, you see, there was a science fiction B-movie called "Teenagers from Outer Space" which had that classic line and a giant lobster called... the gargan.

March 26th
I assume we are all familiar with the question raised by Machiavelli, "Is it better to be loved than feared, or the reverse?"

However, I offer this tidbit of his that you might not be so familiar with:
"I hold strongly to this: that it is better to be impetuous than circumspect; because fortune is a woman, and if she is to be submissive it is necessary to beat and coerce her."

March 27th
Well, technically. Anyway, was living it up down in the bar, so... yeah. Ahem.

Met the new spa manager... Eva? I think it's Eva. Also, finally swapped some jokes with the comedian, Jeff. Of course, he's getting off in Puerta Vajerta... anyway, promised to tell him the "Tis Bottle" joke tomorrow. Must remember to go to the bar tomorrow.


Just finished my last John Carter book, "John Carter of Mars". What the deuce happened? I know these stories can end rather abruptly sometimes, but they still have -some- sort of ending tacked on. This one feels like it got interrupted in the middle of something. John Carter was still on Jupiter, the Morgors hadn't been defeated, and he hadn't -actually- rejoined Dejah Thoris. Nothing was -actually- resolved. Total cliffhanger!

March 28th
Arghle barghle! Slightly drunk and slightly annoyed. On the one hand, just found out my contract was extended for a couple of months, On the other hand, didn't tell the comedian the Tis bottle joke. On the other other hand, did tell the pianist the joke... and my contract got extended!


Caught up with the comedian at breakfast today. Finally told the Tis bottle joke, mwa ha ha.

Also, to repeat myself, huzzah! My contract on the ship has been extended for a couple more months! I'll be working until June 18th! Keeping busy and making money, two things that I have been in dire need of for a while now. All this, and tonight there should be shepherd's pie, and in a couple of days is payday, when I'll be able to get some more twenties and get on-line again... everything's looking rosy!
Thursday, March 19th, 2009
4:42 pm
Ahoy and Avast!
March 12th
Oh... my GOD. I can't believe what I just heard. I know it's a radio show from the 40s, and it was a murder of the week sort of things, but... my GOD.

"Looks to me like his neck may be broken..."
"No, it's even worse than that, inspector... he's been shot in the back of the head."

!!! HOW?! How does a trained police officer mistake being SHOT IN THE HEAD with a broken neck? Isn't there a certain difference in... messiness? Augh!

March 18th
Whew! Had a fun couple of days. Not in a row, just since I last wrote about myself. On the 15th, got to have brunch with Mother and Sister. Heard about the family, got to see some parrots, had a few drinks and a nice meal... good times!

Last night, ran lights for the St. Patrick's show, a special performance by the on-board irish Guitar/Fiddle duo, LiveWire. Their finishing number was a tribute to Riverdance, and they'd gotten the dancers to join in for it, and whew! Good stuff!

Didn't have anything early today, so got in the spirit of the holiday and drank a bit. Would have had irish whiskey if the bars HAD any, ended up just having scotch. Played some darts with the bartender, since everyone was up at the crew party and the OB was pretty much deserted. Poked my head in at the party a couple of times, but it wasn't really my scene. Bit too loud, bit too dark, and I wasn't up to cups of straight gin or kentucky bourbon.

Finished a few more books... "The Infinite Man" is essentially "Lathe of Heaven" only the lathe is a shallow hippy who has a secret organization that arranged matters so he was made the head of an extremely successful corporation and pretty much got whatever he wanted. Ugh. "Bibblings"... I'm not sure if it was just a fluff bit of sci-fi, or if the author just novelized their sci-fi role playing game, but either way, it has some questionable grasps on hormones, pheromones, and sterility. At least with John Carter of Mars, you can hand wave all the science because DUDE, he just killed a 6 legged monster with a sword... on MARS.
Monday, March 9th, 2009
12:55 pm
Not The Good Ship Lollipop... More Like The Decent Ship TootsiePop
March 4th
I think for dinner I just had some of the most flavorless salmon ever. The mashed potatoes and rice that had gotten mixed together were tastier.

On this, the final day of the cruise, spent entirely at sea as we book it back to San Diego, the ship is rocking and rolling like a son of a gun. Apparently, this is a regular thing, as the bridge turns off the stabilizers to speed us along. So, every ten days, I can look forward to spending the last one working on a seesaw.

Frankly, I am really, really happy about this. I've been missing this.

March 9th
Busy busy busy. Had to program a show for a singer, Cheryl Sinclair, and... I think I did alright. I -think-. You could see her, the band, and it changed from when she sang to when she talked and vice versa. So, yeah, key points hit. Still, could have used stronger shifts from song to song, subtle ones during the medleys, use of the moving lights, et cetera. More finesse, that sort of thing.

Speaking of the moving lights, I've been having a bear of a time with some of them. Managed to fix a couple, one had a broken wire, the other just needed something tightened so the shutter fired correctly. There are still a couple that aren't working quite right though... going to have to take them down and go over them more thoroughly some time when there isn't a big cast show going on.
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
11:35 am
Hello, Mr and Mrs America, and all the Ships at Sea
Feb 26th
It's the end of the day, and as we set sail from Puerto Vallarta I feel pretty damn good. I got from Seattle to San Diego to the ship in good order back on the 23rd, I think I look pretty good in a tux (but then, who doesn't?), the job seems to be pretty straight-forward with plenty of free time, the fact that I'm finally working again... ah! So good.

Since, for some reason, the ship isn't giving me any HAL polo shirts this time, I bought a simple black polo in port today, as I was getting a new watch. I hadn't thought to bring one with me, and the clock function of my cell phone as it turns out, is completely dependent on the signal it receives. The signal at sea is pretty bad, it turns out. Had fun taking out a few links from the band, as it was too big.

Finished the Doc Savage collection "The Red Spider," and was progressively impressed. The first story, "Terror Wears No Shoes" was... somewhat confusing. It just kind of... ended. Also, there wasn't any shoeless terror. "The Red Spider" was an interesting little Cold War spy story, with a more developed Doc than I had encountered before. The final story, "Return From Cormoral" was wonderful. I won't mention what I liked, because it would spoil things. I'll just say that after 181 stories, a writer is going to develop their storytelling.

I think I've been eating a tad worse than I have been for the last month, but since I'm no longer cooking vegetarian meals off of food stamps, but hitting the buffet on the Lido deck, I think I've managed to keep my diet reasonably balanced.

Been darning my socks for the last couple of nights. Really should have done it a while back, but I'm certainly going to keep on top of it from now on. Needle, thread, a couple of podcasts playing... nice productive evenings.

Stayed out of the OB until tonight. Had two ginger ales, then grabbed something to eat from the midnight snack on the Lido. Might do it again in five days, a week. Not anytime soon, though.

A few notes to myself about things to do:
-cut down on the ice cream
-cut down on the coffee
-keep darning the socks
-keep reading the lightboard manual
-familiarize myself with what lights are patched where

Feb 27th (morning)
A few names...
Trey - Lights, Edel - SM/Sound, Aris - Rigging(?)/ASM, Joss - Band Leader / Drummer, Dave - DJ, Drew - CD

March 1st
Ah, port days. Wonderful, laid back, port days. Rehearsals around noon or earlier, maybe some bingo, maybe not, then a couple of shows in the evening. Easy as you please.

Been eating better. Greens and fish, fewer sweets, that sort of thing.

Been drawing more, which is nice. Haven't been tending to my socks though, which is not so good.

Finished off the "Have Gun, Will Travel" episodes I have. Could've been called "Biggest Douche of the West" as far as I'm concerned. Honestly, Paladin didn't seem cultured so much as pretentious, and with less than ideal morals. Not in the "Gunsmoke" sense, where things were complicated, and it was all shades of grey... no, Paladin's morals were more dickish. At any rate, I've moved on to "Inner Sanctum" which was a weekly series about murder, and is hosted by essentially a less shrill Cryptkeeper. All the lame, macabre puns, none of the shreiking cackling! (In my mind, I don't even picture the host as some ghoulish figure. Rather, he's an enormous nerd who is practically wetting himself with every time he gets to say something like "Never decapitate the one you love... you know how some people can be when they lose their heads.")

March 2nd
Well, now I can say I've seen an Olympic gymnast perform on a cruise ship. The glow-in-the-dark juggling was pretty good, but the glow-in-the-dark bodysuit on the ropes was a sight to see. Also, I totally need to remember to steal the Philippine contortionist joke (Manilla folder). Here's to you, Lance Ringnald!

Did the tech run for the cast show tonight, so that everyone could go ashore tomorrow, instead of having to stick around until noon or whatnot. Me, I'm going to see if I can't get in touch with whoever I need to talk to about crew internet, and maybe get some laundry in.

Managed to catch "City of Ember" on the cruise television. Ends rather abruptly, but on the totally awesome side, it has giant starfish-nose moles. Like, bigger than bears. To clarify, these are the moles that have TENTACLES on their FACES. So, yes, as I said. Totally awesome.
Friday, February 20th, 2009
11:42 am
Good News, Everyone!
Hot DAMN, took long enough!

Okay, SO! Here's the story. I checked my email this morning, see HAL asking "How soon can you start?" I say "Immediately!" They say "Can you be in Cabo San Lucas by noon tomorrow?" I say "... maybe not -that- immediately."

So now I'm going to be heading down to San Diego on Monday for a 6 week contract, and I FINALLY HAVE A FUCKING JOB AGAIN!!!

I was starting to get worried.

Anyway! For the next 6 weeks, I'm going to see if I can't keep my head down, my nose clean and to the grindstone, and no alcohol AT ALL. Nothing. Not a sip. I'm going to be so clean and sober coffee will bring me down.
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
1:39 pm
So, Where've I Been?
So, I'm up in Bellingham, crashing on my Brother's couch, looking for work. Have been for a couple of weeks now. Been alternating on cooking dinner, think we've both been eating better for it.

Gotten a lot of reading done, a little art. Really need to train myself to just sit down and do art for more than 15 minutes at a stretch or something. Better yet, I need to train myself to get things done quicker.

Haven't actually found a job, which is starting to cross the line from frustrating to alarming.

Honestly, I'd just like something to do, and to get paid to do it.

Still, I've got my health. That's something.
Monday, January 26th, 2009
7:39 pm
So, How About That New President?
Woo! Back in business. Laptop is repaired, so I can now get back to the business of digital drawing. Boo yah.

Also, just finished house-sitting for my Aunt, so got a lot of reading and movie watching done. That was fun.

Oh, and also also, I'm heading up to Bellingham to look for work and live in an area where social avenues are within walking distance. Here's hoping I make some money soon!
Friday, January 16th, 2009
11:58 am
It's my birthday!

So, what did you get me?
Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
1:29 pm
A Light-Hearted Family Comedy
"Strife" the play about the strike, ended about as expected. Both sides caved, and the leaders of both felt betrayed and broken, and all for what? Apparently, all for exactly what the Union negotiator and Secretary for the Board had planned to do anyway, back before the strike. How uplifting.

I can't wait to see how "Justice: a tragedy" will turn out. I'm thinking... musical number, everyone gets a raise.

Haven't heard back about work yet. I'm a chump.
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