Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Read this.

That about sums it up for anything you're doing dear reader. Find something you're passionate about. Do it. Make it work. Try hard. Even if you fail, it's better to have given it a go than to have sat behind a desk pushing paper in a company that doesn't have an ear for you.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Little Mobeep and her Heard

Most mobeeps ain't as cute as the term itself.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Saturday, January 20, 2007


Originally uploaded by Gramma Kit.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Dentist Visit

I had a bit of a problem over the holidays with a tooth. It was sensitive to cold drinks and ice cream and, well, anything cold. So I waited for it to go away. I don't have many cavities, and haven't had one in many years. I brush me one of them new fangled Braun Professional 'lectric tooth-a-ma-brushes.

So I called the dentist. "We can schedule you for January 29th, or you can come in tomorrow on our emergency schedule." Hmmmm, wait three weeks or get in tomorrow? So I went in immediately.

Outcome? The toothache was probably caused by clenching. Stress.

Why the pain? I must have clamped down hard to bruise the nerve. The nerve takes a while to heal. When bruised it is sensitive to cold and to a certain extent hot. If it was something worse, they'd see a crack and my symptons would be "when I drink something cold it hurts for five minutes." Worse situation/sympton would be "when I drink something hot it hurst for five minutes."

Good to know.

They took a few xrays with a cool digital camera device. I asked the girl who did the x-ray if she could email them to me, noticing the images output to a computer screen running Windows. Ain't it easy to email pictures using Windows? Apparently not so easy for the layperson: when I asked the doctor, he said, "Oh, yeah, well I think it can email the xrays, but we haven't set that up yet. You're really the first person who's asked!"

I was going to tell him I wanted the xrays for my blog, but if he didn't know what a blog was, there's always that uncomfortable silence, you know? So I didn't mention the blog, but I did get the xrays: Before I left the doctor printed out a copy and gave them to me.

I wonder how much that will cost...?

Hey, anybody got a scanner?

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

A wee bit o' down time

I need some rest. I noticed Blogger was down this morning for a spell. And gmail isn't working either. I wonder if they just need some rest (add a couple servers to the stack) or maybe it has something to do with Steve's MacWorld announcements. Be sweet if there was some Apple-Google phone coming out. Damn, shoulda bought stock yesterday.

Double damn.

Monday, January 08, 2007

The Purina Diet

David (Jrome's cousin): I was in Wal-Mart buying a large bag of Purina for Majik and was in line to check out. A woman behind me asked if I had a dog........
"I was feeling a bit crabby so on impulse, I told her no, I was starting the Purina Diet again, although I probably shouldn't because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care unit with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IV's in both arms."

Lady: Eyes wide with a concerned look on her face.

Dave: "I told her that it was an easy, inexpensive diet and that the way it works is to load your pockets or purse with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The package said the food is nutritionally complete so I was going to try it again."

I have to mention here that practically everyone in the line was by now enthralled with my story, particularly a tall guy behind her.

Horrified Lady: "Did something in the dog food poison you? Could the diet have been why you ended up in the hospital."
Dave: "No.....I'd been sitting in the street licking my nuts when a car hit me." I thought the tall guy was going to have to be carried out the door he was laughing so hard.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Birthday present for a guy who loves Orange

¡Viva! the best orange recycled cycle bottle opener known to mankind.

This satisfies on so many levels.

Thanks Erin Alexander and her big heart on her big Portland Road Trip.

Equally Generous

Erin: So I'm at the Ugly Mug? And this rad old dude Ivan is here and he is always
here. Everybody knows him, and he is really social and rad. He cooks dinner
for a bunch of people every Sunday night. He invited me once, just because I
was sitting at the next table. Everybody loves him and looks out for him,
it's so great.

So yeah, I'm here and he's a few tables over and everybody is talking about
the gnarly accident on Hwy17 yesterday. Ivan announces that he has 70 years'
driving experience. "I started driving when I was 10."

I was kinda laughing to myself and looking at him and then the guy at the
table next to Ivan caught my eye and was smiling and nodding back to me.

He likes Ivan, too.

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Erin: So John had braces installed yesterday? Went over to his cube this morning to
see how it went and the kid looks MISERABLE. Super painful, couldn't sleep.
He's bummed.

So the dentist has him hooked up with these weird spacer thingies to prevent
his upper and lower teeth from actually touching. So he can't really chew his
food at all.

So we're all at lunch and John is kinda suffering his way through all the soft
foods he can find.

Silence, then Jimmy announces to the table, "Boy, this food sure is easy to

John: "I hate everybody."

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


This is pretty neat in a kind of nonchalant way...

Check it out in the sidebar

Monday, January 01, 2007

Dance Party

Dance Party
Originally uploaded by Jrome.
Two robots walk into a bar...

and proceed to bust a move.