January 22, 2016

Snowmuppet?

I hope that Brickmuppet's legendary bad luck decides to take this weekend off. He, and everyone else in eastern Virginia, are going to have enough trouble as it is.

They're saying that DC might get three feet of snow, which would be amusing. The mayor of DC has already apologized for not handling it well, even before the snow began to fall.

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January 03, 2016

I woke up this morning and looked out my window

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December 23, 2015

Adventures in shipping

UPS finally delivered my garbage can, so that's now decorating my kitchen. I also ordered the second BD of the Strike the Blood OVA.

I specified Fedex Overnight, which means it should have arrived this morning. But the online tracking site says that it arrived in Memphis about an hour ago. They are still saying it's due to be delivered today, but I don't see how that can happen.

I am making allowances. For UPS and Fedex this is hell week, the worst week of the year, and I understand that it's a problem. But...

A rip of this BD showed up online this morning and I've already downloaded it. I paid a premium price for the BD and the shipping, to get it as fast as I possibly could legitimately, but I still got a bootleg sooner. I guess that means something, but I'm not totally sure what.

In the mean time I've been sitting here rewatching Yozakura Quartet. It's really a very charming show; I like it. What is coolest about it is how comfortable everyone in the town is with each other. Sakura Newtown has a large percentage of people who are not human. But they all mix together and it isn't considered remarkable by anyone. Humans and Youkai are friends and hang out together, and sometimes humans get into trouble and youkai use remarkable powers to help. So someone like Kotoha, who has what amounts to a super power, can use her abilities in public and no one is afraid of her. It's widely known that she has those powers and everyone is cool with it.

I just noticed that there's a huge jump in the story between episodes 8 and 9. The OP of episode 9 is a reprise of the stuff that they left out: I'm going to go look at the manga now and catch up.

UPDATE: Online tracking says the package just left Memphis, and they say I get it tomorrow. I believe that; it'll reach Portland this evening, and go to Lake Oswego before the trucks load for tomorrow's delivery -- if everything goes well. One time, at least, one of my BD packages spent a night at the Portland sorting center because they didn't notice it was supposed to be expedited. And of course, if they don't manage to deliver it tomorrow then it'll be next Monday.

UPDATE Thursday 0830: The tracking site says it's scheduled for delivery in the next two hours. It also says the package was at Lake Oswego (the local truck barn) at 0800. Did it make it onto a truck in time for delivery? My bet is "no", but we'll soon find out.

UPDATE 0930: The UPS computer seems to be horrifically backlogged. Just now I checked again and it has an 0800 entry indicating that the package is out for delivery. So I will get it today, though perhaps not before 1030.

UPDATE 1015: And it was just delivered.

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December 09, 2015

What I want for Christmas is...

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...a reindeer in a red string bikini!

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December 07, 2015

Liquid sunshine

We got an inch and a half of rain over about 18 hours last night and this morning, and the creek responded about as you'd expect.

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That's how it looked at 11:30.

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And that was 4:00, after the flooding passed.

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Is Santa a Rabbit?

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December 05, 2015

Santa Loli says Merry Christmas

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Welcome to Oregon

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Ah, I've missed this. Oregon winter; gotta love it!

Not everyone can cope with the fact that we can go for weeks without ever seeing the sun. When I worked at Tektronix back in the 70's, sometimes we'd hire people from the East Coast who would leave after one winter, because the weather drove them crazy.

But, of course, I grew up with this so it doesn't bother me at all.

UPDATE: It's said around here that there are only two seasons in Oregon: Winter, and August.

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November 11, 2015

Anniversary

For whatever it's worth, today is the third anniversary of my stroke.

It could have been worse. If the chunk of whatever had zigged instead of zagged, it might have killed me, or rendered me an idiot. (More of an idiot than I already am.)

Instead it left me partially paralyzed on my left side but had no direct effect on my mind. Rehab got most of that back, so, like I said it could have been worse.

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October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

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I stocked up on candy again this year, but I don't know why I bothered. I have never gotten more than one group of kids any previous year, and last year I didn't get any. The weather forecast is "heavy rain" today and tonight, and I bet I don't get anyone this time, either.

UPDATE: 2PM and it is pouring out. I'm sure I won't get anyone.

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