|Piper's Birthday 2012 - Texas Corners|
The picture above has very little to do with the content, but I decided to share it now as it shows the family.
Since I am writing from one day in the future, I know some things. I spent some time with Dad today (Thursday), helped him with some projects, dealt with Ivan's car. Liesel asked Piper to make dinner, but then came home and decided to take us all out to eat at the Blue Dolphin. So, we had nice family time, like we did in the picture above.
Still, catching up, and I want to deliver my longer Eno entry, so this is a t-shirt reprint that allows me to catch up. I like this one as it shares variety of things, randomly, including a neat story about how I do not like to be without my wedding ring.
Today was a nice a day, and yesterday, I also got a hair cut, though at a different place.
Oh but first, some randomly links via Warren Ellis.
FANTASTIC VOCABULARY - newly invented words.
KELLY SUE DECONNICK AND WARREN ELLIS: ‘I THINK EVERY CYNIC IS A DISAPPOINTED OPTIMIST’ - interview
PROBLEM GLYPHS - a project, a book, a Patreon
ANSWERS AT DAWN - Isna Dui
The Phantasmagoria - The Collected Phantasmagoria EPs - British Space Group
T-shirt #107: The Daily Planet, Random News, and the Missing Ring
I promise for once this will be short. Or at least shorter. I have gone a little nuts lately, but, hey, time off, vacation, freedom, and thus more writing and time in research. I had some fun.
Yesterday (Friday July 5th), I had a haircut.
Here is a picture of me in the salon (left).
I was just out the door of my home and at the stop light at our nearest major intersection when I discovered that I had left the house without my wedding ring.
Had I not been late to my appointment at the salon, I would have turned around and retrieved my ring. But I did not, so I thought that this would be a cute picture. A thank you to Tim at Ultima Salon for the photo.
I hate being without my wedding ring. I only take it off to shower or wash my hands. But sometimes, I forget to put it back on, such as when I am doing dishes and get called away or when I am in a hurry and leave the house in a rush.
When I am without my wedding ring and I am not absolutely certain where it is, I feel PANIC. I am terrified of losing it. Though it's just a ring, it is a very important ring, and I am sentimental about it. Made of Tungsten, if I am ever seriously injured, I may lose a finger as the ring cannot be cut off. It would be great if I was able to slip it off in the middle of a serious accident. I will work on developing that super power.
Of course, this time, my ring was where I left it on the bathroom counter, and I was much relieved when I returned home and put it back on my finger. Whew!
I was so proud when I got married and had a wedding ring that I swore to never take it off except for bathing or dish washing and such things. I debated as to whether I should wear it playing Ultimate as it is a bit loose when my finger shrinks in the cold, but so far, in almost four years, it has not slipped off. This is the main source of the panic. I have no visible evidence of being married without the ring, which is troublesome in and of itself, and which I never do on purpose, and if I am away from home, I am afraid that it is lost. I have to check to make sure I know where it is, which I cannot do when I have left the house. I also panic a bit when I leave the house without a watch, and at least once a week, I double back to make sure I have shut the garage door.
I already featured my other Daily Planet shirt in T-shirt #42. So, not much today about the actual Daily Planet.
Since the Daily Planet is a "fictional" newspaper (though as Charles Skaggs will tell me it is real and he writes for it), I thought I would close today's entry with some "news" of my own in the form of lists as I know how you all love the lists.
Here are a few random lists of the things kicking around my brain lately: things to recommend and share.
TOP FIVE FAVORITE BLOG ENTRIES
Yes, this is completely self-serving and self-indulgent, but here are my top five favorite entries so far on this blog. If you have not read all of these, and if you have tuned in today, this may be a good sample for you. Thanks again for your kindness and your time. Granted, these are my favorites today. This is my own first impression choices of the moment. The list could change tomorrow as it is arbitrary in some respects. I probably could find better choices for numbers three and four, and I am only picking number two because of the video. (Though I am awfully fond of yesterday's T-shirt #106: Captain America.)
TOP FIVE FAVORITE BLOG ENTRIES
- T-shirt #77: Narcissism
- T-shirt #105: Ultimate Spider-Man (WITH A VIDEO!!)
- T-shirt #13: The Unlucky Red Shirt
- T-shirt #98: Optic Nerve
- T-shirt #64: Embrace Uncertainty; Question Everything
- The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
- Ready, Player One - Ernest Cline
- Red Shirts - John Scalzi
- Gun Machine - Warren Ellis
- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay - by Michael Chabon
- Spektrmodule podcasts
- At Water's Edge podcasts
- Love This Giant - David Byrne and St. Vincent
- Out of the Woods Tracey Thorn
- Destroyed - Moby
- Oyako Don, Donburi
- Sushi and Sashimi
- Fried Rice
- Spam Musubi
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
- Days ago = 305 days ago
- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1605.05 - 10:10
NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.