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"I figure Austin folks are a little different."

I guess I just live in the wrong city, because things are a whole lot different in Austin.

Case in point. ((From the Austin American Statesman))

Collision involved naked couple

Investigators think that alcohol was a factor in a head-on collision in Comal County on July 18 in which two victims were pulled from their car naked.

“The only thing they had on was the radio . . . and their seat belts,” Department of Public Safety Cpl. Rick Alvarez said.

On the evening of July 18, Lisa Marie Bishop, 25, of Austin was driving north on FM 1102 north of New Braunfels when she went around a curve and swerved into the southbound lane, crashing head-on to a truck driven by Juan Montoya, 49, of New Braunfels, Alvarez said.

Montoya was not injured. Bishop sustained injuries that were not life-threatening, but her passenger, 26-year-old Robert Rydeen of Austin, was airlifted to San Antonio and was in stable condition Monday, officials said.

Bishop told investigators that she and Rydeen had been at Schlitterbahn Waterpark and had removed their wet clothes for the drive home, Alvarez said. Investigators found some wet clothes in the car as well as evidence of alcohol consumption.

Alvarez said that in his 13 1/2 years as a DPS trooper, he had never before investigated a crash involving nude drivers.

“But she’s from Austin,” he said, “and I figure Austin folks are a little different.”

And texaspenguin, I hope this doesn’t give you any ideas.

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OK, so what did I miss?

Last week had drained me to the point where I had to take a two day vacation from the net.


What did I miss?

"I can't believe you went there!"

For some strange reason, talk in the NOC went to men in drag, and I noted that there was a somewhat fanciful rumor that Ru Paul was going to run for President in 2008 (see image below).

Now while I think it would be interesting to have politics become *fabulous*, and congress being told to “work it” . . . . I think that would just be, well, interesting.

One of our new UNIX Engineers was laughing at the idea of Ru Paul as president, and I said. “Well, it would be a first, a President in pumps.”

I then looked at Zach and said, “And no, Edgar Hoover dosen’t count, he was not president.”

Zach choked and was laughing and he said, “I can’t believe you went there.”

I looked at him and said, “There are very few places I won’t go.”

I take you right to the edge….and push you right off.

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Bored, bored, bored, bored, *bored*

Tell me a story.

Entertain me.

Give my mind something to do, *please*!

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Oscar, the hospice cat.

Interesting article . . . . I’d love to observe Oscar and see if I could figure this out.

Oscar the cat predicts patients’ deaths

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Oscar the cat seems to have an uncanny knack for predicting when nursing home patients are going to die, by curling up next to them during their final hours. His accuracy, observed in 25 cases, has led the staff to call family members once he has chosen someone. It usually means they have less than four hours to live.

Cutting for the rest of the article

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Damn I forgot how much I love this album.

Yes, this album is Rush at the height of their “Art Rock” phase.

Yes, you really need a good block of uninterrupted time to listen to it.

Yes it is pretentious.

But dammit, I still love it, and every time I listen to it, it captures my imagination just like the first time.

I stand atop a spiral stair
An oracle confronts me there
He leads me on light years away
Through astral nights, galactic days

I see the works of gifted hands
That grace this strange and wondrous land
I see the hand of man arise
With hungry mind and open eyes

They left the planets long ago
The elder race still learn and grow
Their power grows with purpose strong
To claim the home where they belong.

More Mythbusters fun with sharks

Narrator: “Now Adam can’t dive because of an ear problem, lucky then that the crew have brought along a bubble sub. A personal submersible that can be piloted by someone without a dive ticket.”

Dammit, no one should have this much fun or have a job that is this cool….. unless I get to have this much fun and this much cool factor in my job too!

Cutting for pictures of Adam, sharks, and bubble subs.

I love my father…..

But even when he does a nice thing and surprises me with nerdy geek goodies, somehow it still causes mental damage.

Witness this – I had mentioned to him that I was frustrated because I don’t have a Sams Club membership (I have a Costco membership instead). Sams Club had the Discovery Channel 20th Anniversary Shark Week collection on sale, and it even came with a bonus Mythbusters DVD of Jamie and Adam taking on “Jaws”.

So he is over at the Sams Club the next day, sees the DVDs in question, quietly gets them, and mails them to me. They arrived on Saturday, and have been trying to draw my attention away from Harry Potter all weekend.

So I am curled up in my comfy chair watching Jamie and Adam work their mojo when this comes dancing across the screen.

Narrator: “Jamie starts work on the arms, question is, where are they going to find a pair of “punching fists”? Hey, this is San Francisco, you can lay your hands on pretty much anything in this town.”

*snip* for images from the DVD





Kitty Pr0n!!!!

Oh Noes!!!!!! – Yes it is Work Safe

Baaaaaa…. I can has been tagged by geolinguist

First Da Rulez ((Apologies – I have can been reading too many as of late and the syntax tends to stick in one’s head.))

The Rules:

1. Leave me a comment saying anything random, like your favorite lyric to your current favorite song. Or your favorite kind of sandwich. Something random. Whatever you like.
2. I respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
3. You WILL update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be asked, you will ask them five questions.

Saving your sanity with a nice and neat cut.

Golly, gosh, and shucks.

Now why would this make me think of valkyrwench

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