Archive for September, 2007


Sunday, September 30th, 2007

You know what happened:

They have our number and there is no escape

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

The Pearland Independent School District (PISD) seems to have acquired a new toy over the summer. It’s an automated messaging system, programmed with the phone numbers of every student in the district. It is the modern equivalent of those mimeographed announcements we used to take home to our parents. PISD is using it for every [...]

Avast ye maties! Today be a special day. Yarrr! ;-)

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Well shiver me timbers! Today it be:
(a) Me 20th wedding anniversary. I loves you Wenday me lass!
(b) The 25th birthday o’ that freebooter’s bane, the smiley. ;-O Whether ye love ‘em er ye hate ‘em, they be everywhere.
(c) Talk like a pirate day.
Update: Dwight Silverman talked me into writing a post about smileys over [...]

In the way that a Klingon feels happy after he’s been beaten with a pain stick

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

One week ago tonight I took my first riding lesson since my accident. It was great fun, although it was a long, hot, sweaty lesson. The ground was too soggy to ride outside, so I had to ride in the indoor arena; even at 6 PM, it was still 93 degrees with high humidity. I [...]

25 Years: Dreaming in the Imperial Bedroom

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

September 13, 1982:

July 2, 1982:

These were easily the two best albums of 1982. I forgot to blog about Imperial Bedroom back in July, so now seems a fitting time to do so. (Yeah, Jerry, it’s still a better album than The Dreaming.)

Updated: Where did this come from?

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

It rained on me all the way to work this morning. When I got to my desk, I checked the radar to see how long I could expect the rain to last. There was just a hint of circulation in the clouds, but it appeared to be centered over land and had no organization. It [...]