Saturday, July 31, 2010

Millions of Android users hit by malicious data theft app

Friday, July 30, 2010

Feeling craptastic today.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I haven't watched CSPAN in 4 mos. I say that in the same way a person at a meeting in a church basement says he hasn't had a drink in 4 mos.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I just repaired my broken lawn mower (a BIG deal for me), then mowed the lawn myself for the first time since my heart surgery years ago. I'm proud, and feel great!
Trying to fix my lawnmower, but I am NOT mechanically inclined. But unfortunately my lawn isn't emo, so it's not going to cut itself.
Thank the Taco-gods for Taco bell's $2 meals.
Ooh Morgan… Mwhahaha! Awesome!
Pooh and Friends. Haha!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cast "raise the dead" on the turkey!
Flaming hand of fiery doom!
These mountains look questworthy!
In Samurai Baseball, if you strike out you commit seppuku!
About to watch "Gamers: Dorkness Rising" for the second time. My friend Jen Page is in it. It's absolutely laugh-till-it-hurts funny.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

What are we teaching our children in the name of religion? Wow. WELL DONE!
Winnie the Hulk

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Currently reading "Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet." Packet-switching, ARPAnet and IMPs, oh my! Interesting stuff!
Incredible 35 minute video tour of the ISS
A week ago right now I was at work, smiling & thinking of her & eager to come home to her, and she was secretly packing her things to leave. I love her.
Atheists perform "de-baptism" with a hairdryer! Haha! Awesome!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Local (Washington State) news: Dino Rossi going full Tea Party

Monday, July 19, 2010

Totally exhausted and getting upset--and hungry. I'm not even half done packing her stuff yet and it's 10pm. So stressed and tired & need food.
Car loaded with boxes at Mt Vernon Safeway. Relieved... Now back to Bellingham to pack her stuff.... Dreading it....
Car loaded with boxes at Mt Vernon Safeway. Relieved... Now back to Bellingham to pack her stuff.... Dreading it....

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Listening to Delicious Agony Prog Rock Radio online while working on new photos of Mackenzie... Doing okay. :-) Also, thanks, Kris!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The 25 Best Opening Lines in Western Literature. All my favs are there: 2, 15, 16, 21, and my all-time favorite 3.
A great longish visit & talk with Kim over tea was so very perfect. I needed that even more than I thought. Feeling grateful. :-)
Seen on a tee-shirt: "Rush fans do it in odd time signatures." HAHAHA!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Shooting with Mackenzie! She is 10% awesome sauce!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Happy Bastille Day! ("the king will kneel, and let his kingdom rise!")

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Meeting Captain Phil Harris

I'm a big fan of the documentary program Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel, which documents crab fishermen at work in the Bering Sea off the Alaskan coast. I love every one of the captains covered in the show -- they're a pretty fantastic bunch of guys -- but my favorite right from the start has always been Captain Phil Harris of the Cornelia Marie. I got to meet him briefly a few years ago. Like many of the captains, Phil is a local, from the Seattle area. He is a serious Harley fanatic, and on August 11th he made an appearance at the Harley Davidson shop in the town of Burlington, 30 miles south of me. I grabbed my camera and drove down that day for the chance just to see him and say hello. I arrived fairly late in the event; the live music was done, and it was clear that many people had already gone home. The place was fairly quiet, and I didn't see Phil around. I got nervous that I was too late, but I hung around a bit to see if there was still a chance to meet him. After a few minutes, a door opened on an R.V. parked nearby and several guys stepped out, engaged in conversation. Among them was the immediately-recognizable, oddly charismatic Captain Phil. He talked with a couple of guys from the R.V. and stood around the parking lot for a few minutes, and I debated whether I should approach now or wait for a better chance at the risk that he could suddenly leave. I waited, and after a few minutes he was approached by a couple biker guys, a couple of women, and a few kids. He was friendly to everybody, but was also entirely true to the gruff personality viewers know and love. After a couple minutes he walked over to the side of the Harley building and sat at a table where there was a stack of fliers and some silly ocean-related decorations in the background. The few people who were still left at the event gathered around and each got a chance to meet him, have a few words, and get an autograph. There were only a few people still around, so my turn came quickly. He signed a flyer for me, and then I asked he he would sign another for my friend Piper who is also a big fan but is in California and I figured would never get a chance to meet him like this. Captain Phil Harris autograph (Also, here's the flyer he signed for Piper.) "So are you taking your sons out again next season?" I asked him, referring to Jake and Josh, his two boys who have worked with him on the Cornelia Marie and seemed to be the apparent eventual heirs to the business. "Oh yeah, definitely," he said. I've since learned that Phil is a bit of a salesman ("he could sell a ketchup popsicle to a woman in white gloves," one of the guys said on After The Catch tonight), but I was surprised when he asked me, "You want one of the shirts?" and gestured over to the tee-shirts emblazoned with the Cornelia Marie logo. I had some cash on me and was already aware of those shirts -- I'd seen them online -- so I enthusiastically replied "Heck yeah!" I gave him my size, and he grabbed a shirt and started to hand it to me -- but then he paused and asked, "Want me to sign the shirt, too?" Redundantly, but even more enthusiastically, I replied "Heck yeah!" I handed over a few bucks and he signed the shirt for me. I thanked him and stepped away. While other people took their turns at gabbing and getting autographs, I remembered my camera. I snapped just a few shots. Captain Phil Harris Sure, I would have loved the meeting to be a bit longer. I wished I'd said something more substantial, and thought of things I wished I'd said. But I'd come down only to say hello and maybe get a photo, but I unexpectedly came away with two autographs, plus an autographed shirt -- and a terribly cool memory. Captain Phil fished three more seasons after that summer of 2007. During the 2009-20010 season, while the Cornelia Marie was just finishing offloading at the crab processors, Phil, who had already faced significant medical issues in the previous year, suffered a major stroke while still aboard his ship. He was flown to the hospital where he eventually awoke, and for a while appeared to make progress toward recovery. But in early February this year, Captain Phil Harris died. I feel very fortunate that I got to meet him, however brief and casual it was; he has many thousands of fans across the country and around the world who will never be able to meet him. I was lucky. Bless you, Phil, and thank you. You are missed.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Disturbing and awesome! How to electrocute yourself.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

HAHA!! How to trick people into thinking you’re good looking

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Open a dictionary and look up "douchebag" and you'll find a picture of Spencer from The Hills. Or one of those Jersey Shore collar-popping morons
Slim Ts = male girdles! ("guydle"?)

Thursday, July 08, 2010

YES on ∞

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Guess who is the Photographer of the Day today on
4chan prank means Justin Bieber must tour North Korea

Monday, July 05, 2010

Had a really nice 4th at Karrin's sister's place on Lake Cavanaugh. Will post a few pics (and maybe video) on Facebook.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy Underpantsdance Day!
Need a flyer for your lost cat? Don't ask this guy. Haha!

Friday, July 02, 2010

At Hana Teriyaki waiting for our order. YUM!!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Almost forgot: "It's Canada Day, down on Canada Way, on the first day of July!" -- Stompin' Tom. Happy Canada Day, my Northern neighbors!