November 28, 2004
It is never a good thing to lose a pet as my friend and the designer behind this site Joni has just done.
We have also had a recent loss as my daugther's cat Moonlight who was only 18 months old passed away last week. His kitty picture is here. We think he was poisoned by something he stepped on while exploring under the sink. Possibly the same thing that killed her other cat several months ago.
We have cleaned out everything under the sink and I will be putting in latches before she gets another cat. Hopefully it won't happen again.
It is never easy to lose a pet.
I have a bunch of catching up to do and some pictures to post here about Oni-con.
It was help back on Oct. 23 but I did say this was catching up didn't I.
I have no idea who these two characters are supposed to be:
Or these for that matter.
These at least I know came from a series that she watches called Inuyasha
Ok I will admit it I had a good time and if I were a teenager I probably would have went anyway, of course then I would have needed someone to drive me.
The convention ran for three days and according to the organizers I spoke with the turnout totally overwhelmed them. I guess that means they will do it again next year.
Peeps of the Year - Bloggers
I don't know how Time does their selection but if you are looking for a group that has had influence in the past year I would vote for bloggers.
Last year we were pretty much a fringe group. Oh we had been around for a while, even I had been blogging for more than 18 months at this time last year, but every time there was a mention of bloggers on a major media outlet it was a big thing and lots of us wrote it up. Now I am stuck by how many matter of fact references Bloggers get and how many people have heard of us. Even my cousin in NYC who doesn't have a computer knows about bloggers.
The reason for this is of course Rathergate, but if it hadn't been that there would have been another incident where the new media broke out to such an extent that they could not be ignored by the dinosaurs at Black Rock and other media fortresses.
Whatever it might have been it would have happened and now the genie is out of the bottle. We are strong, we are invincible, I just hope that we don't get so full of ourselves that we become stupid.
November 24, 2004
I came home early this afternoon and was watching CNBC , which I usually don't do this early, and they featured a Blogger, Queen of Sky whose blog is called the Diary of a Flight Attendant. I guess you could call it non-political except all of a sudden she is in the middle of a free speech fight since her airline(Delta) has canned her becuase of some pictures that she posted on her site. (scroll down)
More on this from Cathy Seipp.
I am posting more?
Well at least Stoney seems to think so. I guess I was posting even less than I thought. I do have a bunch of pictures to put up maybe even tonight.
I have four days off who knows what I might do.
Have a happy Turkey day everyone.
November 21, 2004
Locusts invade Israel
It is funny how you find out interesting facts about things you didn't know.
In this story we find out that locusts are not only edible but are considered a delicacy by some.
Even odder is this fact that I never knew.
Locusts are Kosher, amazing.
November 20, 2004
One Game can make a season
As we used to say in college "Screw the Blue!
The Clinton Legacy
I don't often watch late night TV since I get up at 5am but tonight I did and these two jokes caught my attention.
1- The Clinton Library opened this week. It costs $7.00 to get in but the good news is that every night is lady's night.
2. The Clinton Library opened this week with 80 million items, three of which had not been inside Monica Lewensky.
Pretty funny but not the kind of legacy he imagined for himself.
November 14, 2004
This has not been a very good year for us rose wise. This little but pretty rose has been a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing year.
Bad year for my teams
Ohio State lost yesterday. It has been a very bad year for my team as this was our 4th lost this year. When I was in college I don't think we had that many losses in my entire life as an undergrad.
It is hard to explain how years after we have left our colleges we can still invest so much in the teams of our youth.
November 13, 2004
In our continuing battle against comment spam, comments will be closed until I upgrade to MT 3.x.
What you are not yet?
Give me a break, these days I am lucky to find the time to post.
Go away or I will taunt you ...
This does not reflect in anyway on my boycott of almost anything French.
November 10, 2004
I found my extra trackball finally and brought it into work.
November 07, 2004
Just got back from two days at the 2004 Ren Fair. As usual a good and expensive time was had by all. Pictures to follow in a few days when I recover.
November 04, 2004
We are having some technical difficulties.