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Thursday, August 12th, 2010
3:36 am
The Geek Social Fallacies: www.plausiblydeniable.com/opinion/gsf.html was a great help in figuring out how to navigate through socialization with geeks.

What I need to find now is the Totally Insane Social Fallacies.

Sunday, April 12th, 2009
2:49 pm
Norwescon Report
I was just destined to be sleep-deprived this year.

Day before the convention my air-mattress burst, then early in the morning I hear a rodent in the wall next to my head. I pound on the wall and hear the window counterweight banging and a terrified, trapped rodent!   The counterweight it seems acted as a one way door, trapping it in.

I tear the window frame apart, then wedge some wood into the wall and twist, hearing the low pitched complaint sounds, I knew it was a squirrel.

Ironic... I talk to him to get the squirrel to calm down since I need my fingers near his muzzle to pry the wall away.   Whoosh, a grey streak and I have a squirrel in my room.

He found his way to the window and to the trees soon enough.

Con was fun, though we have witnessed the end of the room-party.

Thursday, February 12th, 2009
2:33 am
Writer's Block: Down on Memory Lane
What is your earliest childhood memory?
Chasing pigeons and watching them fly away in a huge flock, apparently on the street in front of the leaning tower of Giza.
Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
8:16 pm
Open Letter to Barak Obama.
To President Elect Obama.

Thank you for giving me an important gift that I didn't believe was possible to give to me.

Friday, August 22nd, 2008
2:28 am
I responded to my last messenge, anyone who was involved in the Lawrence Welk accordion thingy.

I've been busy, and not on much lately. Got a new job, was in a car-wreck. I'll post more as things stabilize. *knock on wood*
Thursday, August 14th, 2008
2:33 am
Friday, May 30th, 2008
1:19 am
Performance Art
I just invented a new dance. It's called break-mooning. It's like break dancing, but different.
Wednesday, March 12th, 2008
1:47 am
Friday, February 1st, 2008
7:25 pm
R. Crumb at the Frye Museum.
Went to see the exhibit which was free. Robert Crumb is definitely an insane genius.
If you live in the area, I highly recommend going. R. Crumb is a musical as well as artistic genius. Though he was a little cheezed about being known mostly for Fritz the Cat, there was FTC stuff there.

Ran into one of das_prompt's friends. She agreed that suxdonut would really love the exhibit.

Frye Art Museum

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007
6:25 pm
Yesterday, I get a call from das_prompt who mentions that his girlfriend had to work overtime and he has an extra ticket to Van Halen!

The show was awesome. Van Halen with 25% more Van Halen, now that Wolfgang is playing bass. Alex Van Halen kicks ass as much as ever. Eddie is still a guitar god. Diamond Dave is still quite the showman.

Thanks again, das_prompt
Saturday, November 17th, 2007
4:12 am
Well, I don't want to drag any friend down by being a bummer. I feel when someone else complains of problems that I can't really give advice as it sounds trite. But bottling it up is driving me more insane. Since my baseline sanity is so low anyways...

I'm essentially asking permission to be emo. Not doing so well, the meds and counseling weren't enough. I really do need advice or perspective, or at least a hug.
Sunday, October 28th, 2007
1:53 am
Maltoberfest 2 Bavarian Boogaloo
Hello all. Just got back from Maltoberfest II. Had a lot of fun. Drank lots of brass monkey. Played our 17 song set with the Jarring Chords, including myself on accordion, <lj user="doc-mcdowell>, and J-Dawg. Our set was weird with the percussion, but went well. Lots of compliments. One lady said we did the best cover of Sympathy for the Devil ever. To all homies who didn't or weren't able to attend this event. You missed out.
Sunday, August 26th, 2007
11:05 pm
Rain Furrest Zero
Got back from the convention today. I'm glad to say that it was a great success.

The attendance was far over projections. There were lots of suiters with 41 fursuiters in the parade.

I had a lot of fun, and my panels went ok, even if there were problems with the results of the lifecasting. For what the lifecast will be used for, I believe I can fix it, and it was a good talking point on why not to forget to do certain things like plug the alginate nostril holes before filling the mold with plaster.

The electrostatic flocker seemed to be a hit and it worked. Yay!

Lots of money was raised for the Sarvey Wildlife Center.

Shout outs for everfur who helped make this a great convention.
Thursday, June 21st, 2007
1:56 pm
Happy Whelpday.
Happy Whelpday to kaomera and as well as Swindler Weasel, and all other ferrety mustelids born on the Summer Solstice.

Happy Summer Solstice to everyone as well!
Friday, June 1st, 2007
1:00 pm
Reclusive Rodents
Went to the Secret Chiefs 3 show at Neumos earlier this week.

How can I describe this? To sum it up with words alone can't do this band justice. I'll give it my best attempt.

Transcendental. Transcending is the breaking of rules, and they make that alone into a great art.

The complex polyrythems, the jumping between not only eclectic musical genres, but between land -race microtonalities on instruments as eclectic and diverse as the sounds they are producing.
The ability to rock so hard that it cuts into the space-time continuum in which we sometimes believe we reside!

Lyrics? None. The music speaks for itself. Besides, if there were lyrics then Mike Patton would be singing and it would basically be Mr. Bungle, and not Secret Chiefs 3.

No mistake, I am a Mr. Bungle fan, but if you are or aren't, you should at least try to expose your consciousness to the mild-altering pressure waves.

Monday, April 30th, 2007
11:39 pm
Procession of the Species Parade 2007
Had a fun and busy weekend. Friday, I went to doc_mcdowell's place to jam. Ended up needing to go to Lakewood and Northgate to replace lost makeup. Had a great time playing music with the foxcoon.

Saturday, I marched in the Procession of the Species Parade. It was alfador_fox's first procession parade and he seemed to have fun.

I was pawed and had no camera, but I found a few photos on flickr.

Photos and info can be found at the Procession of the Species website.

Alfador leaping, me walking

From left to right, Alfador, Sugra Tiger (as a dapper fox), Lion of Yelm, Fractal, Calypte, and Gusty Fox as Cassie.
Wednesday, March 14th, 2007
1:41 pm
Happy PI day.
Happy March 14th.

(Thanks to cortezopossum for sharing this link.)
Monday, December 18th, 2006
3:59 pm
Sweet Electricity
Federal Way lost power Thursday night, and we just got it back. YAY!

Friday, still no power, but hey there wasn't else to do, so I went to mascot for The Squirrels again for the annual XXXMas Extravaganza.

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Luckily ballard wasn't hit badly, and only a few stoplights were out (Where people collided with each other) And it was a good chance to fuel up at a running gas station and grocery shop. Everyone was out of firelogs, but there were a few emergency ones at the apartment.

Back in Federal Way everything was once again dark.

Saturday morning Rocky and I drove to Parkland where there is a store A&A woodstoves that manufactures their own pressed logs. Luckily we knew about this place. They had plenty of logs for $1.20 a piece, versus around four bucks for the presto logs at a grocery store. And instead of being mostly wax with sawdust, thus providing a lot of light with little heat. These logs are pressed hardwood with no wax so they put out massive amounts of heat for hours, but with a dimmer flame. We scored candles at Big Lots at a decent price. There were a few emergency candles to get us through before the shopping trip.

All and all it was quite an interesting weekend.
Wednesday, November 15th, 2006
3:02 am
Ever get the feeling that you've been gulled?
Friday, November 3rd, 2006
12:44 am
Hallowe'en night I went to Scaryoke at the Rendezvous with suxdonut and had lots of fun.

I won first place in the costume contest, my prize was drinks, the chalice, and free rental of the place for a night to throw a party!

Here is a link to Suxdonut's flickr site with pictures from the party.
It's hard to see, but the long haired blond girl dressed like Run DMC on stage has a great squirrel bling necklace on, and she really dug my suit. Also, note the Euro-Raccoon guy.
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