Archive for October, 2015

A Halloween meow

Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2015 at 6:45 pm

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Rattan

Posted on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 9:41 pm

I rather fancy this rattan chair that I found at 3D Sky.  It took a bit of basic texturing, as nothing in the FBX held true to modo.  But it pretty much universal for all textures.

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Patty

Posted on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Today was clean up after the remnants of Patricia day. It’s still too wet to rake the few fall leaves, but dry enough to blow and sweep the porches, decks, and brick walks.

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One of the victims of the 6 inches (16 cm) of rain was Myka’s grass dish. Being a catch tray, it has no drainage other than a 90° tilt. The grass is still alive, but none of it is standing upright. A poor sight indeed. When it dries, I’ll give it a haircut and maybe throw on some more seed in the bald spot Myka made digging. Then again, I just may let it go and try some winter rye in the yard’s bald spots for the coming season.

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I Want My Baby Back

Posted on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 at 11:38 am

Okay, I am an irresponsible shopper.  Before I went to the store, the freezer held (all uncooked) 10 chicken breasts, 3 pounds of bacon, 1 pork loin, 2 racks of spare ribs, 2 baby back rib racks and a pack of hamburger (seafood excluded).  I came home from the store with two more racks of baby back ribs that were on special.

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Cooked, there is 14 pounds of chicken, 3 pounds of pork chops, one marinaded pork loin (seven sections, 1.25 pounds> 5-4oz servings each), half a ham, and half a rack of spare ribs.  Add fish, two packs of shrimp, one of scallops, chicken patties, steak patties, lasagna, pizza, 3 BlueBell ice cream, cheese cake, 4 tubs of pureed strawberries, frozen bread dough, several ham bones, curly fries, onion rings, and I know I’m forgetting something.  Add ice trays and bucket.  I literally can not fit anything else in there without clogging the air vents.

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Then there’s the fridge beneath it….  And the crammed cabinets.  You get the idea, I’m not going hungry any time soon, and I can eat whatever strikes my fancy without going to the store.  And there is still $150 in the food budget.  I need to eat more.

DXG

Posted on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 at 11:23 am

I pulled the DXG vidcam out of the suitcase and am charging the neglected batteries.  I checked on flash disks, and I’m amazed at how cheap they’ve gotten.

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Shot a short vid of Myka watching a squirrel outside the window.  The only action was her tail.

Burgers and Fries

Posted on Saturday, October 17th, 2015 at 4:59 pm

I can always tell when the wind is blowing in from the east.  The smell of burgers and fries comes wafting through the house from the Dairy Queen a short block east of here.  I have yet to succumb to it by turning loose of cash, though it is tempting.

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It’s a slow day.  A little downloading, a full sleep and a couple of naps, watched art of a comedy before I tossed it.  Directing is a must in comedy.  So is comedy.

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Myka got her first contact last night with the grass tray.  It’s a 12 inch catch tray for a large pot, heavily laced with bald patch seed.  Myka likes it, but she won’t over feed on it, a perfect solution.  She loves to sniff it often.  She steps on the very edge but doesn’t tromp the center.  So I think it will serve her well, considering the yard was sprayed for insects (mosquiotes mostly).

Desk Director

Posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Keeping the workflow on its toes.

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Speaking of toes: The Muk Luks finally arrived today, 11 days after I ordered them.  They will definitely keep my toes warm.

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Into Autumn

Posted on Sunday, October 4th, 2015 at 8:35 pm

Myka got to hammock today for the first time since March.  She wasn’t too sure about it at first, had to walk across my chest several times before settling in.  It was four hours later that she gave up the ghost when I woke up and dropped the footrest.  New batteries in the laser pointer, what a difference!

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Solid fifties for lows come in with October.  I found a 10 pound bag of chicken leg quarters (10) for $0.29 a pound.  I haven’t seen that price in years.  I roasted them for recipe stock before the sun came up to take advantage of the cool kitchen.  I think some spare ribs on the pit would go well as the next freezer conversion (raw to cooked).

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Muk Luks on the way, matching the sweater.  New strings for Maha ordered too.  Fingers finally healed from the Bryan excursion.  I can play again.