Absent For A Bit ....
Notice: Blogger has screwed up and lost a bunch of photos out of my blog! They are replaced with a gray silhouette of a human head. I will eventually get them replaced with the correct photo, it may take a while to find and fix everything. So some of my stories don't make much sense without their photos, sorry for the inconvenience.
Posted by esbboston at 3:54 PM
If you would like to try a new form of relaxation, try drawing parallel lines free-hand. I enjoy it veRy much. I use an ordinary ball point ink pen.
Posted by esbboston at 1:39 PM
The title of this post was s'pposed to be 'The Recent Me' - but my reäl keyboard ied and the on-screen eybord is unrliable.
The title of this post was s'pposed to be 'The Recent Me' - but my real keyboard died and the on-screen keybord is unreliable.
Posted by esbboston at 12:15 PM
I go to the groc store to buy one primary thing: a buffalo steak for a soup
Posted by esbboston at 12:28 PM
My wife was feeling bad in moderate pain talking to herself about herself. She was not enjoying the process. Then she noticed that Cooper was standing at the doorway to the room imitatingly repeating fairly much the same vocal patterns that she was making. Of course I miss aLL of this performance of empathy pain pet performance but I can clearly imagine it.
Posted by esbboston at 6:12 AM
Posted by esbboston at 5:34 AM
I noticed something wrong in the gun battle between the end of episode 5-13 "To'hajiilee" and the continuation in episode 5-14 "Ozymandias".
She replied that the position handled misdemeanors and laughed.
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Elsewhere in faux news, aLL of the locations in the state of Colorado for the company "Pottery Barn" are being renovated to take advantage of recent legal changes. They wiLL be rebranded as "Pot Tree Barn" stores.
Posted by esbboston at 6:11 AM
In reality this sister doesn't own a Corvette nor has she ever.
So today I caLLed her to teLL her about the dream and to apologize for stealing her car. Her response was pure laughter.
But in reality she never answered the phone caLL nor did she caLL me back, so our conversation, my apology, the pure laughter, was solely contained in my brain while driving south alone at 75 mph in the middle of Nowhere Texas. But it was her voice, my memory of her laughter, that responded to my story, my dream, in my head.
Unless she reads this and figures out that she was the sister, she wiLL never know about this or what color her Corvette was.
Blue, a light shade.
Posted by esbboston at 12:45 AM
"3:36" (unspoken AM)
"I was thinking of getting rid of you. A guy came through town and offered me $37.40, but I said I have too much money tied up in you, I reaLLy need $38. But he wouldn't budge off his price, got back on his horse and rode away."
Sarcastic "ha-ha" with weLL voiced hyphen response.
"Me too, my cup is sitting right there"
I made us both decaf coffee, Folgers coffee bags, green.
You use firsty when your throat is too parched to say thirsty.
Cooper got a bowl fiLLed with ice then topped off with cold water.
I couldn't believe how cloudy it got yesterday without a drop of rain faLLing. The morning sky is dark and clear and cool, the piece of moon tiny long sliver long gone, just stars, no sound, no insects.
I love September in Texas.
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I get two bags of grapes at the store. The store signs say they are white grapes and red grapes, but their packages have nothing and black for their labels but in my kitchen light they are definitely a pale green and a dark purple.
I eat my grapes in a 50:50 ratio, a pair of dark and light, same order throughout the eating process.
I freeze them for a few minutes right before eating, MmMmMmMmMm...
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The Navajo Nation (Navajo: Naabeehó Bináhásdzo) is a semi-autonomous Native American-governed territory covering 27,425 square miles (71,000 km2), occupying portions of northeastern Arizona, southeastern Utah, and northwestern New Mexico. It is the largest land area assigned primarily to a Native American jurisdiction within the United States.
That means its larger than the ten smallest states individually. And, it is about the size of the five smallest states New Hampshire, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, and Rhode Island combined.
I wondered why the sales tax on my meal was so high in Shiprock New Mexico. I was told the Navaho had started collecting some of the sales tax. With sales tax and casino earnings it shouldn't take them too long to buy back the entire country, from the Chinese.
Posted by esbboston at 4:28 AM
I am not sure if it helps that Wyoming and New Mexico are both rectangularly shaped, Wyoming nearly perfect, while New Mexico has several minor misshape mistakes. Wyoming was supposed to be perfectly rectangular along lines of latitude and longitude, but the surveyors got off a bit in the rugged landscape in the northwest part.
My June journey to and throughout Albuquerque was the first time I used a turn-by-turn voice based computer navigation system. I used mapping on my iPhone. There were veRy few mistakes from the system and it would constantly try to reroute me when I made a wrong turn, how cool.
As I am sitting in Pappadeaux's getting ready to eat I make the grand decision: The neXt time I move the city must have a Pappadeaux Restaurant.
So I ask my hand held wonder Apple device for the location of all Pappadeaux restaurants ...AND... it teLLs me there are NO Pappadeaux restaurants near my location WHILE I am actuaLLy sitting INSIDE a Pappadeaux restaurant. This makes me laugh a bunch. I love it when technology screws up so gloriously funny (and no one dies). Remember that the Apple device has already just led me to this current Pappadeaux. Having expensive wonderful food nearby that someone else is buying for my birthday meal helps, too. I don't know how, it just does. It's a Wyoming seafood mystery birthday miracle.
That reminds me, I must look for buffalo to eat while wandering soon through real Wyoming.
Everything above is just silliness because I am pretty sure they reaLLy meant between 60 thousand and 80 thousand.
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In other news closer to the home front I kiLLed a scorpion today and cooked somewhere between 80 and 60,000 grams of buffalo steak. The onion soup with buffalo broth is almost finshed, mmmmmm .... Today I am trying the soup with crackers for the first time. Lately I have been making this soup about once a week.
Posted by esbboston at 10:45 AM
I grew concerned and turned off my noisy diesel truck to talk to her. This girl looked a little too vulnerable, absolutely no one in sight at a normaLLy busy residential intersection.
From the cab of my truck I asked her if her momma knew she was playing in the street and where did she live.
She said "Yes, it was okay if she played in the street" and pointed east. I turned around to look then asked her, "Where the red pickup is?" and she shook her head yes.
Without saying anything else I put on the truck's four way flashers and started walking toward the house climbing the steep driveway. I think by this point the little barefooted girl realized she just might be in trouble for playing in the street. She came walking faster and zoomed around me in through the front door as I was knocking on the door twice.
I could hear a mumbled conversation inside the house, and then a disheveled just-woke-up mother appeared and as I was trying to eXplain the street situation she was suddenly on the floor struggling with a veRy happy bulldog who was eXcited to see me and trying to escape out the front door. The mother eXplained that the little girl should not have been alone and thanked me and introduced me to Lulu the bulldog. I remarked how just a few hours ago I had been doing an art project drawing a bulldog, the school mascot for Borger High School. I rarely meet bulldogs and this was the first time I had ever drawn one.
I returned to find my truck safely blinking, window down, keys stiLL in the ignition, and then it was off to the diner for breakfast.
Posted by esbboston at 7:20 AM
I found an interesting surprise in my pineapple plantation. My latest planting has sprouted what appears to be TWO swirls that wiLL produce two plants (fruit) instead of just one. This is the first time this has happened to me in probably 15 plants. I don't know how rarely this occurs.
[I haven't written a Norse mythology based piece of humor in several weeks so that may not be as funny to you as it was to me. I think the anglicized version of her name is Glod instead of Gloo but when I first saw the öð part of her name I thought it was two strange O's. I know, I know, I shouldn't be eXplaining my humor but the sun hasn't come up yet today and I have been awake too long and I accidentaLLy ruined my wife's leftover Taco Bell food while I was trying to cook mine. The fine people at Taco Bell put the label wrappers on wrong.]
Now I am wondering how I combined a computer mouse, Norse mythology, Elmer's glue, and Taco Bell.
I need coffee.
Posted by esbboston at 5:33 PM
For now (4-8 weeks) I can watch other people play with their Cintiq 13HD's on YouTube.
I love YouTube.
Update: ARRRGGGh!!! It is now Friday evening and I found out that my most recent purchase at Corel was CANCELLED!!!! I have caLLed their customer support and I have been on hold for 39 minutes and 13 seconds (So Far) and the music is absolutely horrendous. I couldn't hold it to my ear and put it on speaker phone. I wiLL let you know how things turn out .... if I ever get to talk to anyone.
I also checked my e-mail and there was no notification from Corel that my order had been cancelled. And I already know that they can communicate by e-mail on that particular account from previous order activity.
Update: About a minute later I got a recorded message teLLing me there were no people there to help me, and to leave a message for them to get in touch with me later.
Posted by esbboston at 3:42 PM
So I get my windshield replaced in my Ford F-350 truck this week. I go to the eXtra eXpense of getting a windshield with the words "SUPER DUTY" in decal s'pposedly like the factory original.
Posted by esbboston at 1:07 AM
Its a country far away from me.
Several of my blogs get a hit from Latvia every 42 minutes. Almost. There are some pauses in this behavior and I don't know why it is occuring. Who, what and why this behavior eXists is veRy puzzling.
There are source references to site http://r-e-f-e-r-e-r.com
It would be nice if this web behavior went away. It is also a waste of the good number 42.
Posted by esbboston at 6:41 AM
What a bunch of idiots we have at the top running and ruining our federal government. Al Qida says, "Boo!" and you shut down a bunch of embassies. You are doing the eXact opposite thing of the correct plan of action. They are just criminals. Period. Just keep killin' 'em and slappin' them in jail permanently and maybe, just maybe, the remaining stupid idiots wiLL catch on and grow a brain cell or two and realize they should stop fighting us.
Meanwhile CNN has been going ape (bleep) crazy all day.
Just keep fighting them. Secretly. Silently. Surprisingly. Supremely. Succintly.
In more important news I have figured out the eXact perfect amount of time it takes my microwave oven to cook a package of Orville Redenbacher's Kettle Corn Gourmet Popcorn. I also multiplexed and worked on my Spanish from the package while eating the bowl of popcorn. Un poco dulce y un poco salado. The number is 95 seconds.
Posted by esbboston at 4:27 PM
So imagine the grains of rice missing on the middle picture and you can get an idea of the rice-sized-holes in the fine layer of dust on the table top.
New Blog for My Abstract Art ... Come Visit
These are pieces that I have generated mainly using computer art tools. Enjoy !
I am also in the process of linking my poetry blog entries together. This project is only partially finished. A "Poetry LINK" at the bottom of the blog entry points to the next older piece of poetry.
First poem in the series of linked poems ....
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