Archive for April, 2008

seattle 5-0

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Seems I missed interrupting some thieves at work, by about an hour.  They were even in the room I first visit when I come in, when they heard one of our early risers coming in, and took off in a panic.  They left behind a fire department keycard.  Some of my cow-orkers are convinced it couldn’t be someone from the FD, but I suspect we don’t pay those guys anywhere near enough to guarantee there is no larceny in any heart.  It certainly seems an odd coincidence, when the FD was just here last week on an automated alarm call out.

Thankfully, they don’t appear to have made it to the floor with my office.  It would suck if someone stole my ‘offsite backup’ for my house-data.

the first born

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

I watch The Young and the Restless.

I admit it.

Make fun if you want, it’s engaging TV, and a story that never ends.

Today, Amber finds out her ex has gotten someone pregnant.  I can remember with great emotional detail, the moment I heard each of my ex’s, that have had children, had gotten or gotten someone, pregnant.

It is a moment of significant finality.  It is a step from which there is no going back.  The choices they make at that moment, define how you will interact forevermore.

easy come easy go

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Yesterday I came to the sad realization that Rhodie’s BBQ is no more, at least for the Seattle Center location.  They still have locations in Marysville and North Bend, if my passenger read the sign correctly.  Oh well.

I did find the sand point grill a tasty treat, last night.  The fried chicken was decent, the potatoes excellent, and the desert a to die for combo of chocolate, peanut butter, and crunch toffee bits.

UPDATE: Rhodie’s is back at Seattle Center, tasty as ever =)

i had something

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

i had something to say

yesterday

but the site was down

and I forgot.

Comcast HD sucks, and Derek Harrar is to blame

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Seems Mr Harrar doesn’t care if his techs do a terrible job of downsampling your HD channels, as long as you keep paying his salary.  So Mr Harrar, I’m canceling my Comcast, both cable and internet, and switching to a provider that doesn’t make false advertising claims about their quality and capacity.  Your mom must be so proud of the job you do.

mp3tunes party is finally over

Monday, April 21st, 2008

I’m really amazed their unlimited storage model lasted this long.

I find it interesting, in their suggested alternatives list, they left out what most discussions I’ve seen, put forth as the next best thing, now the best thing, in unlimited storage plans, Mozy.

hello Seattle

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

I have three different versions of “Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith, though two of the versions are just different packagings of the same concert audio.  It always makes me smile a little, to hear him call out “helloooo Seattle!”.  I suspect I was living down in portland when this recording actually took place, but why let the details bother me?

wii idea

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Some sort of virtual puppetteer game.  You could tie it into “being john malkovich”, if you have to have a hollywood link.

Even just a mini game for manipulating your Mii would be cool.

olympic shame

Monday, April 7th, 2008

I recognize that athletes are in a tough spot, thru no fault of their own.  When some now-16-year-old gymnast first started their long road to being an olympic level athlete, who could have guessed China would be sponsoring the games this year.  But they are, and they are doing what they do worst, in Tibet, in Darfur, in their own homeland.  As I see it, your duty to humanity is far greater than your selfish desire for fame.  If you decide to participate in the China olympics, you choose to give up your humanity, you have deliberately made a choice to stand on the side of repression and murder and genocide.  

Now if you’re an american athlete, you don’t have a whole lot of moral standing to make the case, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t.  If you’re from a country that has avoided the war on terror morass, you should know better.

 

Shame on you for competing.

Shame on you for watching.

Shame on you for donating.

gator tastes like chicken

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

I’m on my way home from the grocery store, and decide to stop by this BBQ place near my house for dinner.  I don’t notice as I’m turning in, but there’s been a change in ownership.  As I’m waiting in line, the owner hands me a piece of deep fried meat on a stick, and announces it’s gator.  I start to look around more closely and realize it’s not a BBQ place anymore, it’s a southern sorta thang going on.

The gator sample was tasty, but I ended up getting the prime rib instead.  Got’s to have me my daily dose of mad cow.