And onto November…

June 4, 2008

Okay, I’m not going to turn this into a political blog. I don’t follow it quite enough.

I am happy that Obama has won the nomination, and to a degree am happy that Hillary lost it. And I thought that Obama gave another hell of a speech last night. But on this day, more than I hope that Obama is the next President of the United States (don’t get me wrong, John McCain still has 5 months to change my mind), I hope the following, as stated by Barack Obama last night in his speech, hold true for both the Democrats and the Republicans:

But what you don’t deserve is another election that’s governed by fear, and innuendo, and division. What you won’t hear from this campaign or this party is the kind of politics that uses religion as a wedge, and patriotism as a bludgeon

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Okay, this is awesome… but Chickenfoot???

June 3, 2008

Ummm…  There is no other way to describe the following news… but “FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!”

Codename: Chickenfoot

My goodness: Hagar, Satch, Anthony, and Chad Smith.  Just the possibilities of the songs that Hagar and Satch can come up with together in a studio. 

This should be lots of fun. 

But I’m not truly going to believe it until I see it on Satch’s website.

And for those of you who don’t know…  Joe Satriani is an unrecognized heavy metal six-string god. 

Stupid and pointless, but then again so was D&D

January 10, 2008

Quiz time… This one was more interesting than most, in that there were a bunch of possibilities, but it’s a generate a D&D character based on your input. Interesting… in a sense…

Anyway, here’s me:

I Am A: Chaotic Neutral Human Wizard (5th Level)

Ability Scores:

Chaotic Neutral A chaotic neutral character follows his whims. He is an individualist first and last. He values his own liberty but doesn’t strive to protect others’ freedom. He avoids authority, resents restrictions, and challenges traditions. A chaotic neutral character does not intentionally disrupt organizations as part of a campaign of anarchy. To do so, he would have to be motivated either by good (and a desire to liberate others) or evil (and a desire to make those different from himself suffer). A chaotic neutral character may be unpredictable, but his behavior is not totally random. He is not as likely to jump off a bridge as to cross it. Chaotic neutral is the best alignment you can be because it represents true freedom from both society’s restrictions and a do-gooder’s zeal. However, chaotic neutral can be a dangerous alignment because it seeks to eliminate all authority, harmony, and order in society.

Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Wizards are arcane spellcasters who depend on intensive study to create their magic. To wizards, magic is not a talent but a difficult, rewarding art. When they are prepared for battle, wizards can use their spells to devastating effect. When caught by surprise, they are vulnerable. The wizard’s strength is her spells, everything else is secondary. She learns new spells as she experiments and grows in experience, and she can also learn them from other wizards. In addition, over time a wizard learns to manipulate her spells so they go farther, work better, or are improved in some other way. A wizard can call a familiar- a small, magical, animal companion that serves her. With a high Intelligence, wizards are capable of casting very high levels of spells.

Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

The other new webcomic

January 9, 2008

This one is from, this is soooooo going to happen to me one day:


It is a question, that rarely gets asked in these situations

November 15, 2007

Next time someone’s threatening you to get you to do something, remember what Krosp says:

GG - How Big a stick?

 (From Girl Genius)

The Despair

November 6, 2007

The end of Daylight Savings Time is one of the dreariest occurences of the year, for me. Now, I’ve never really been one whose mood depended on the amount of sunlight in their lives, or having seasonal affective disorder.   But there is a certain despair (or malaise if I’m being all haughty taughty about it) to the creeping darkness. Reflective of getting older, the earth going to pot, and the universe collapsing or some such nonsense. And when Daylight Savings Time ends, the darkness gets shoved in my face, rather than the slow creeping along.

It’s probably because, for the most part, I don’t care how dark it is in the morning. Yes, by 8:00 it should be light enough to see, but other than that, it can be pitch black when I wake up, and I don’t really care. But when sundown occurs at 5:30, that’s a time of the day that I enjoy. Once the sun goes down, even during this season, you get the feeling that the day is over, you should be inside, warm, and eat something before getting ready for bed.

Usually this despair continues for most of November. The initial excitement of the footall season is over. I’m not quite in Chili or Soup or Hot Cocoa mode yet. It’s gone quickly from warm non jacket weather to heavy winter coat weather, skipping jean jacket and windbreaker season alltogether. If you’re used to going for a walk, working outside, or playing football/golf/ultimate frisbee/calvinball til the wee hours, that goes away unless you have high-powered lights.

By the time Thanksgiving rolls around, I’m used to it. And the warmth of the Holiday Cheer has set in (before I’ve gotten sick of it in mid-December), the promise of getting together with family is upon us (before the reality of family relations is revealed), and the fun of gift giving (before the stress of mall shopping) and the excitement of gift receiving (before realizing no one really knows what you want). And then everything is normal again.



Oh, nothing to do with anything else…. I just saw this at the Comics I Don’t Understand blog, and this is just tooooooo funny….


Kindof Explains the Current Market, Huh

November 2, 2007