July 3rd, 2009

smile wave, penguin2

the things you hear in bars....

After karate class tonight, one of the black belts invited a bunch of us out for drinks, so seven of us hied to a local bar for beer and bar food.

At the end of the night, I take over two $20 bills to make change for two of my fellow karateka (somehow I wound up in charge of the money), and I'm standing next to a woman with Significant Cleavage. As I deal with the bartender, a guy walks up to the woman next to me. Now this guy's first beer of the evening is a distant, hazy memory -- and he says to her, "I don't mean to be rude, but -- are those real?"

I have to admit, I never expected to hear someone say that in real life. I thought that was just in the realm of porno movies and standup routines......

Somehow, I managed not to turn to the guy and say, "What the fuck? I mean, really, what -- the -- FUCK?"

*shakes head*
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    "Bourgeois Blues" by Taj Mahal

Schott's Miscellany 2 July 2009

Ernest Hemingway committed suicide (1961)


Hockey's five "goalie holes" are the unprotected areas of net where the goal is vulnerable. In order of difficulty, they are:

stick-side low
glove-side low
stick-side high
glove-side high
and the five hole between the goalie's legs

Football isn't a contact sport, it's a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.
Vince Lombardi (1913-70)
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    "Ramblin' Man" by the Allman Brothers
d'argo's lament


Wrote up the full proposal for D'Argo's Quest (and this is gonna be fun....), then rewrote the page breakdown for Tangled Roots #1 per Rockne's excellent notes.

May do some work on the mystery next...........
  • Current Music
    "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again" by Bob Dylan

4Pi-Con schedule

Here's what should be my schedule for 4Pi-Con, to be held in Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts from 21-23 August:

5-6pm: "SF Before 1939," with Terry Franklin, Daniel Hatch, and Allen Steele
6-7pm: "Media Tie-Ins," with Yvonne Carts-Powell and Terri Osborne
10-11pm: "Great Debate," with Genevieve Iseult Eldredge, Little Mel, Micah Schneider, and Jeff Warner

11am-12pm: "10 Panels in 60 Minutes," with Genevieve Iseult Eldgredge, Terri Osborne, David Sklar, and Jeff Warner
9-10pm: "Ask a Ninja," with Genevieve Iseult Eldgredge, Coelynn McIninch, Kerry Morgan, and Cecilia Tan
1-2am: "Eye of Argon Reading," with Shira Lipkin, Joy Marchand, and David Sklar

10-11am: "Podcasting 101," with Mike Luoma, Mitch Morris, Devo Spice, and Morven Westfield
11am-12pm: reading
2-3pm: "10 Ways to Polish Your Writing," with Yvonne Carts-Powell, Daniel Hatch, Raven Kaldera, and Joy Marchand

What's really bizarre? I'm on no panels with zarhooie, saraphina_marie, hughcasey, or ktpinto, and only one with shadesong.....
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    "My Back Pages" by Bob Dylan et al
politics, Kerry Edwards

soon-to-be-ex-Governor Sarah Palin

Governor Sarah Palin has announced that she will step down as Alaska's governor this month.

The cynic in me figures she's getting out of Dodge before the next scandal (latest in a series, collect 'em all!) hits her. Besides, now she can focus on her 2012 Presidential bid, where she won't even have her record as the unethical (as determined by a bipartisan committee) leader of a state that has a population that's half that of the Bronx to fall back on to show her *cough* "experience."

But hey, if nothing else, as terri_osborne pointed out, it got the cable news stations to stop talking about Michael Jackson. The worst was yesterday, when MSNBC -- in a classic fit of eating its own tail -- did a news story on whether or not there were too many news stories about MJ. Yeesh.
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    "Post Last" by Jethro Tull