Wednesday, November 26, 2003

How to make your kids hate Christmas

Give them the Ann Coulter Talking Action Figure. Says 14 different phrases, including such gems as. "“Why not go to war for oil? We need oil. What do Hollywood celebrities think fuels their jets? How do they think their cocaine is delivered?" and "Liberals can't just come out and say they want to take more of our money, kill babies, and discriminate on the basis of race."

This woman just makes my skin crawl.

(bonus horror for the kids: TOP GUN George W. Bush Action Figure)

Monday, November 24, 2003

Got me some new clothes

My JOP shirt finally arrived today! It got lost due to the Royal Mail strike and they were going to send me a new one, but then lo and behold, the original one I ordered on October 1 showed up today. I've no idea if they already sent the replacement out yet (although I emailed to say this one arrived), but hey, two shirts is cool too.

And, I was their first US customer!

The Gods of Paperwork are not Smiling upon me

*sigh* Payraise not in this cheque. But it, and the restro pay should be in the next one (in two weeks)

Friday, November 21, 2003

Miss Digital World

"Miss Digital World is the first ever virtual beauty contest, strictly for the most beautiful and intriguing virtual models made using the most advanced 3D graphics tools."

What I'm not understanding is who this contest is gared toward. They seem to be soliciting images from women, but don't say how the artists enter the contest. What if I wanted to do both? Sure, I don't have that sort of software just lying about, but I'm on a pretty big campus and it would be fun to try it.

Say, those are some nice moves! What do you call that? - It's the Upgrade Dance!

Fuckin' A Dittybag, I got me a pay raise! And not just a raise, mind you, but a raise that is retroactive back to May 1!!! If they managed to get all the paper work in on time, I should be seeing a VERY nice paycheck next week.

Monday, November 10, 2003


I'm ill again. This is the third time since July. That is much more than normal for me. Glad tomorrow's a holiday so I can just sleep.

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Remember, Remember the Fifth of November

For some of you, it's just another Guy Fawkes Day. For other's it's just Wednesday. For me, it's The Doc's birthday. Happy Birthday sweetheart!

But November 5th isn't just a day for cute babies to be born in Croydon. It's also a day for cute babies to be born in Manila, evidenced by today also being the birthday of Accordion Guy Jose Martin "Joey" deVilla. Making it a good day overall for Martins of the world.

Joey blogs other birthdays today, most notable, for me at least, Armin Shimerman.

Saturday, November 01, 2003

Random Rambling

Herr Doktor is, as I write, getting some much needed rest, somewhere in London. He went down this morning to look at some roommate situations and ended up doing a lot of biking before setting in at a café in Fulham to email me.

Last night, as I was going to bed, belly and brain full of wine, he called me as he had just gotten up. He's been really stressed about taking a new job and moving away and he's been really pissy all week. But I tried to let it roll off me as I know change can be hard and there is always that fear of the unknown. But, as I was saying, he called me and it was so good to hear his voice again.

We don't talk on the phone as much as we did before I went to London. This is probably a good thing as even though he had some wonderful international rates (so much better than mine that he was almost always the one to call), it still adds up when you call every day and talk for at least an hour each time. Most of the time we communicate through email, and IM and on the forums. It's easy to forget that he is a real, flesh-and-blood person and not just text on a screen, the product of my dreams (or Moloch, which would be very odd).

When I hear is voice, and sense the emotion in it, I can almost feel him again, his arms around me, and smell his skin. He is real, this is real, and it feels wonderful.