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    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2011 edited
    Hmh, the world is getting a bit desperate to pick me up. After scavenging a few euros for a bus tickets so I can show up for work and get back, when I actually got to the bus stop, I ran into a middle aged ordinary looking dude who was wearing a silly hat folded out of a newspaper. He was standing there in the drizzling rain as just another expressionless commuter, not drawing attention to himself, sporting his silly newspaper hat like a boss.

    Now, that earned a chuckle. :)
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    Did a review of Björk's "Biophilia" for my paper to be printed on Friday. Editor came back saying it's "one of the best reviews we had this year. fucking brilliant!"

    I think i may be improving at this malarkey...
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2011
    got a check from Warner Bros for $360 for keeping my store open while they worked on their movie. I had to sleep in my store and be paranoid all fucking night and almost put a screwdriver in some mother fucker in the middle of the night but whatever, I got paid for all my mental anguish. Anyway, I gave it all to my mom this morning because I realized I do not want anything and I'm a force of fucking nature

    Warren still hates this thread :P
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2011
    I had to sleep in my store and be paranoid all fucking night and almost put a screwdriver in some mother fucker in the middle of the night
    There's no business like show business...
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2011
    My best friend called me up just to let me know she was thinking of me.

    ...that really is incredibly sweet.
      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2011
    MY CAT FUCKING LOVES ME AND LITERALLY NO ONE ELSE. (Honestly, he's a bastard to anything moving but to me, he's sweet as PIE.)

    And to be reminded that Warren still hates this thread made my day BETTER. Vile Hugs all around!
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2011
    Just got finished bottling the first beer I've made with the guys. Had a really fun time doing it, went home with 5 of the 12 bottles that are mine, and spent the night passing around a celebratory cigar, and dreaming of a full-time brewery in Texas. Now all we have to do is wait, and they'll be ready to drink. One bottle broke, so we salvaged its contents into a glass and had an early taste. It was flat, and the sweetness from the bottling will go down as the sugar is converted into CO2, but... it's not bad at all. Hoppier than most pumpkin ales I've had, with a good smooth flavor all the way through.

    So, so happy right now.
  2.  (10319.8)
    Spent a nice long time today curled up with smallest child. Who is being uncharacteristicly cute.also set up a second monitor on my desktop PC.
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2011
    I guess I'll put these here, as I have been so busy I haven't got to these photos since they were taken back a couple of months ago, and the orginal thread has gone to sleep.

    Hey! I met a bunch of you recently! Some I had met before, others not, but look... pictures!

    Mr Hex and Me
    dramatic greasemonkey
    Allana too close perhaps
    Whisky Nick and Glukkake
    napolitano cunningham and skylar

    Oldhat was present at the Toronto leg of this, but somehow managed to not be captured on digital sensors.
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    Oh Man don't we all look rather gorgeous? You definitely get about Will!
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2011
    Bob, you are something like a folk-hero among the Toronto Chaplains. Should you ever make the trip, you will be lavishly feted.

    Here are a couple more from that same trip, Toronto, earlier in the day:

    hex and grease

    Once again, Robin was actually there, but avoided leaving photographic evidence. She was sitting right next to Ian - honest!
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2011
    Suuuuure I was, rummy.
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2011
    Bob, you are something like a folk-hero among the Toronto Chaplains.


    And I somehow assume the lack of photographic evidence of Robin's presence somehow ties back into punching.

    You're all looking exceptionally lovely, by the by.
  4.  (10319.14)
    Taphead beat me to it. She probably was captured, but then punched her image out of your camera.
  5.  (10319.15)
    Good things from Thursday to Friday:

    Got my Food Stamps for NYC!

    Got two new possible corporate photo gigs!

    Emailed a CPA I worked with previously to ask his advice about starting an LLC, and he wrote me back immediately!

    I went to my first ever art opening and saw the picture that roommate Yao drew of me as a Fox Spirit. I did see Glukkake briefly, but left due to social awkwardness (because I am not of that art world, and get nervous) but still, hooray!

    FABULOUS: After reading my collection of medical evidence and conjecture, the awesome and talented Matt Borgatti (creator of the recent OWS Bandana) suggested I get myself genetically sequenced by 23andMe. He further suggested that if I couldn't afford the rather pricey fee to start some kind of fundraiser, and how he might help by making 3D models of my brain (hopefully with the Flying Spaghetti Monster inside, like this)! Fortuntely, I happen to be obsessive about keeping a redundant degree my medical records, and had already obtained the CD of my last two brain and spine MRI scans, had converted them to ISOs, RAR'd them together and uploaded them to my server for safe keeping. Bwa ha ha! I am prepared! Life converges!

    Also, I got my zipcar card in the mail today! YAY! (no, it's not soo smart for me to drive regularly, but if I do so at night, or on not-bright days, it's fine) The idea that I can possibly escape from the city on a whim is insanely appealing.
    • CommentAuthorSteerpike
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2011
    Had breakfast with a friend and watched my alma mater get beaten like a rug in football, then hit Borderlands for Richard Kadrey's reading (and to devour mass quantities of books and be a staging platform for Frost). Sadly no opportunity to shout "Kill Bond now!" while petting Frost, but there will be other visits.
  6.  (10319.17)
    Finally finished Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet. Preordered Batman: Arkham City for cheap on Steam. Meet a nice girl, maybe go someplace. Recevied both Coilhouse 6 and "Such Great Heights" on vinyl from Kim Boekbinder.

    In more recent news, tried a new technique where I close my eyes at random times during the day, and count either 10 seconds or 30 seconds, to allow my brain to digest the information that I obtain. Honest to God, worked wonders.

    Now,try to get on Whitechapel more. Been absent for a time because of life.
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2011 edited
    Today I have a honest to god totally free day, which doesn't mean that I'm postponing something or taking a break, I really don't have any work I can do which is pretty fucking uncommon - and the day started with my female jumping my bones right when I woke up. Frankly today is free because I was so tired and confused yesterday that I thought it was Sunday and busted my ass getting everything done for a new week. This "stuck with three jobs, pulling 12-16 hour days and still no two coins to rub against each other" is apparently fucking with me a bit (memory feels like Swiss cheese) - but things are going to get much much better on that whole front pretty soon \o/

    Also, last night my regular watering hole was again a friendly place to go to. I spend about 1-2 evenings per week there just reading a book or playing an adventure game and sipping good beers (Leffe, Franziskaner, Chimay, seasonal specialities) and I've been going there for a 2-3 years now. I scrounged up enough change for a couple of pints, but got a nice discount on the beers and a nice bowl of free beer nuts. It's the small things that make you feel welcome <3
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2011
    @ Soviet Rocket No.9: Cool,will give counting numbers technique a go..think you got a good meditation thing going there.

    Just booked a ticket to see Uncle Warrens film at Comica London event on saturday.A bit worried about the doing it online process as all i recieved was a 17 figure booking reference..guess i will just have to turn up bit early etc.Reckon a bit more research may be needed to escape a state of pending.
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2011 edited
    Just now recovered from filming and photographing the deadmau5 concert! Employer wrote me a cheque for a lot of money right then and there! No more fighting the cat to get him to share some of his food!

    Also my dad came back from a business trip and got me Snuff by Terry Pratchett! I ADORE the character of Vimes so this is a big deal for me.

    And today I'm going to see the Rum Diary.

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