Friday, February 24, 2006

New Seannibal Feature (?)

What the hey: I like Chinese. For now, (when I remember,) I'll let you guys know my most recent fortunes.
Last Saturday, I went to dinner with Ogre and his wife, and got one. It said: 'Pure love is a willingness to give withough a thought of receiving anything in return." You know what I read? "Blah blah pure love blah blah." Boo-ring.

Thursday week, it said, simply: "You will be successful at everything."

Wow. Not even everything that I try- apparently I'll succeed at the things I don't try too. I may be succeeding RIGHT NOW, and not even realize it. How awesome is THAT?

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Locus Online: Robin Hobb interview excerpts

The above link is for Everbabe, Nicole, and anyone else who has read and enjoyed Robin Hobb.

(I don't know why I was surprised to find it was a pseudonym... all the good authors do it, and it really just gives me a chance to read some earlier stuff. Still - interesting snippets from the interview.)

Monday, February 13, 2006

Uncle Sean II

Photo of me and SeanJr Jr when he was a wee 4 hours old.

Nice looking baby, if I do say so myself.

(and I know that his parents agree)

In the spirit of full disclosure -

If memory serves, we've talked in the past about my affinity for holidays. A lot of the what seemed at the time to be major life love-ish events have been holiday-driven (or at least holiday-adjacent.) So: I plan on going to trivia tomorrow night, and hopefully will run into PYT there, for some more flirting. I mean trivia. More trivia. So: tomorrow night is Valentine's Day.

That's all I'm saying.

In other news: on Christmas, I got an "Merry Christmas" IM on my phone from a number I didn't recognize. Being the carefree dude I am, I responded with well wishes of my own, and decided that I would return the favor on New Year's. Which I did. And then on MLK. I'm going to IM this mysterious stranger on major (and minor) holidays from now on, I think. Male? Female? I don't know. For now, I call this person (i'm *pretty* sure it's a person) 'HolidayIM'. So, HolidayIM, if you're out there - Happy Valentine's Day!

In other *other* news: I know that pictures of other people's kids can get a little old - however, there is a video of SeanJr that I recommend, and he's not even my kid. He's dancing along with his animatronic friend. Tres cute.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Random Thoughts, Post Trivia Edition

--> Got back from seeing SeanJr Jr. He's the cutest little squished face giant baby I've ever seen. At least that I've ever seen on day 0 of his outbound life. I think that all of us will once again believe in the giant babies we see on TV trying to pass as newborns now. Mom was in great shape (apparently, the epidural is the way to go - who knew?) and Dad was sweet enough to get me an "I'm an Uncle" pin that I'll be wearing all week. Although I definitely think of *myself* as Uncle Sean, it's nice that SuperMark thought of me that way (or at least got me the pin.) It probably doesn't hurt him to be magnaminous, though, as he has, once again, ended up with not only a clone of himself, but indeed, a clone of SeanJr. I'll have to be sure be the uncle that gets them the absolutely matching sweaters, as *someone* has to traumatize them.

--> When I moved into my house approximately one year ago, I needed the standard necessities. That, combined with my love affair with all things Costco, led to the following purchases (remember, these are all Costco sized):

2 large boxes of dishwashing detergent
1 large box of laundry detergent
12 giant rolls of paper towels
36 rolls of toilet paper
18 bars of soap
6 tubes of toothpaste

And finally a Dollar store bottle of shampoo

At the time, I offered odds as to which of these I would run out of first. KayRay mentioned that a friend of hers in a similar situation *thought* the TP would go first - but mercy's name if the soap didn't bite the dust. (it could have been a combo of the fact that said friend was a guy that lowered consumption of one and raised consumption of the other... but I digress.) As it happens, I haven't gone through one CU (Costco Unit) of anything *yet*, but this reminded me of something else. Since Halloween I've been shaving my head semi-regularly. This has forced me to buy my first can of shaving cream in over 15 years. Which leads me to the following, o so different question: "What substance mentioned above does it suck the WORST if it get's into your eyes?" Will answer in a later post - prize to those who guess right.

--> At trivia tonight at the Ale House, Team Derek left after the first quarter. I stuck around, and met a pretty young thing (massage therapist, apparently has Chakras.) I tried to tell her about the international sign for 'rub my back' (As Red knows, it involves shrugging your shoulders and looking plaintive; try it at work!). So, we may have someone else to keep you semi-informed about. Or not. Either way - we'll be back at Trivia next Tues.

SeanJr Jr is on the way

Long time readers of this blog will be happy to learn that the arrival of EverBabe's kid two (or, as I like to call him, SeanJr Jr) is imminent. Congrats to EverBabe and SuperMark!

(will give you more info when it arrives)

Big Baby SeanJr Jr born at 2:10 PM - at 9 lbs 4 oz. And, interestingly, they went ahead with the chaSE ANderson name. I mean, seriously - now i will owe them *my* firstborn's name Ajo Dyson K., or Jamar Kelly K, etc, etc.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

YouTube - Brokeback to the Future

Last one tonight - promise.

As Ryan from Dinosaur Comics said, "I am a big fan of this short, which recuts the BTTF trilogy into a M/M romance. Gold!"

Soup Special

People that know me know that I love me some good bad mistranslations. I've known about this site for a while, containing photos of mistranslated signs, really no different than you might get out of BabelFish. Examples include "Engine room is serious place" or an offbrand Superman(TM) shirt that they forgot to add the "U" to. In revisiting the site today, however, I found one that really made me laugh.

Katie Holmes is the queen of fashion

EverBabe - I'm glad that you aren't getting dressed by the same people who dress Katie Holmes.
"Katie Holmes got some coffee yesterday sporting what can only be described as a fishnet leotard tucked into her crotch."

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

MADHOUSE Takes On City Hall

Funny (if a bit sophomoric) letters to municipal authorities in the frozen north. Reminescent of Ted Nancy, really. Here's a sample.
To: James Plitz (Plan Examiner)
Subject: Plans
From: Pat Wisking

I have a plan I would like examined, and being that I am a resident of Kanata, and you are a plan examiner for the city of Kanata, I thought you the logical contact.

Anyways, here's the plan:

First, I would need to get my hands on maybe a ladder, or a large trampoline. The trampoline might be a little unwieldy, but heck... it's a trampoline, man!
Good stuff.