Archive for September, 2015

The party

Posted on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 at 11:33 am

Well, the online party was pretty much what I expected, total chaos.  The trolls were out in force.  But it was fun.  And the world is still here.

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Myka escaped twice today to the outside world.  First time, it was dislodging the screen behind the office desk while I was asleep.  She roamed the night and finally got chased up the kitchen window tree onto the roof by Daisy.  She finally climbed down and showed up at the kitchen door, hungry.

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The second time was an hour after her return inside, when I was bringing in stuff from a store run.  That one I had to intervene and catch her under a Texas sage bush.  The results was that she got another dose of Advantage, which I had been withholding because she had been inside exclusively.  She was not amused by the logic of the consequences of her actions.

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Watched Eating Raul a few days ago, and got stuck on the theme song Exactly Like You.  I settled on the Hot Club of Cowtown version as the one to learn, as the movie’s soundtrack was the only version of the song I could find, and it was too abbreviated.

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Rhonda had just watched the movie as well.  Hmmmm.

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“Now I know why mother taught me to be true.  She meant me for someone exactly like you.”

Sleeping Monsters

Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 8:14 pm

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End of the World

Posted on Sunday, September 20th, 2015 at 4:38 am

The world is ending on September 28th, an asteroid crashing on Earth, ending life everywhere on the planet.  It happens to coincide with a lunar eclipse and blood moon.  To celebrate the event, we’re having a party.

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The name Why Day comes from Skeeter Davis’ hit The End of the World (1962), where most of the lines in the lyrics began with the word why.  (Skeeter passed away in 2004, so it will be a long party.)

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Cherry Martini

Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 at 12:44 am

A cherry martini in modo, some things borrowed, some things new.

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Weather plug

Posted on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 at 5:58 pm

I’ve been pretty closed mouth about the weather plug that I’ve been developing for modo.  It’s in alpha at the moment, and it has been tested, showing proof of concept.  Lots and lots of work ahead before it becomes a commercial product.  Details as I make progress, but ‘m not going into any great detail yet.

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Music school tomorrow.  One last run on the old radiator.

Vid

Posted on Sunday, September 13th, 2015 at 4:14 pm

Here’s a little pre-Halloween iPad video FX for Myka.

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Vase

Posted on Monday, September 7th, 2015 at 11:57 pm

Playing with textures on this vase in modo, some interesting glaze effects.

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September

Posted on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Anyone who has been in Texas for a summer knows that summer doesn’t end with August.  The big question for September is how much linger will the heat linger before succumbing to the cold fronts from the northern Pacific arrive.  It can be a week into the month, it can be October.  The one thing is that the 90’s are no longer consistently edging close to 100°F.

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So, with that in mind, I plan on getting more long johns and an alpaca sweater.  Yes, I know that alpaca requires hand washing, but they are so soft and warm.  I already have the one I want lined up.  It just depends on finances as to when…

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As requested, I turned my rubber ducky with a fro into Disco Duck.  (It was a birthday request.)

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