Drivel that cannot fit in a single panel comic.

Monday, January 31, 2005

I walked 8,602 steps/ 6.45 kilometers.

I ate all the ice cream and fig newtons in the house. They are gone. They are out of my life. I will not buy anymore.

I think I might be getting a cold. I have the slightly scratchy throat, runny nose and burning eyes. This sucks. I already had a cold this winter. I think Walter might have some of the same symptoms. He is sitting at his computer sniffing. The vows said something about in sickness and in health. I hope that this does not escalate to a full scale cold.

Goofy spam names:
Transferal I. Dimenuendoes
Bond K. Douglass
Item O. Ode
Townsman O. Ghanians

Sunday, January 30, 2005

This is the blog for my marathon training group coach:

I updated my website. I added some disclaimers to the opening page of my Sears website. Hopefully, that will cut down on the catalog appraisal requests and pictures of children.

I took a sleeping pill and drank some chamomile tea at 8:00 pm. The pill has kicked in. I don't know how coherent this entry will be.

I'm thinking about taking the entire week of Spring Break to use as a working vacation. Focus on making a clip art CD to sell and putting together other items to sell.

Goofy spam names:
Dewitt O. Silage
Doleful U. Likenesses
Paginates H. Hideous
Lawlessness R. Plotters
Teleconferenced H. Shwas

I bought some moisturizer that is supposed to reduce the visible signs of natural aging. As I approach my 36th birthday, I've been thinking about skin care products a lot more.

My God, it's full of stars.

Saturday, January 29, 2005

This week I ran 10.62 miles, burned 1,303.6 calories and weigh 163.1 pounds. So far this year I have ran 56.35 miles and burned 6,945.8 calories.

I did not run today because of cramps. I took some ibuprofen. I feel much better.

As I was laying in bed waiting for the ibuprofen to work I wondered, how bad can menopause be? It can't be any worse than the cramps, bloating, bleeding and general bad mood. I'm sure I can handle hot flashes. I'm not in any big hurry to reach that age; this is just speculation.

My final student loan payment went into the mail today. Yipee.

Goofy spam names:
Skullcaps D. Mope
Licensees L. Judo

The knowledge I gained in college is now mine, free and clear.

Friday, January 28, 2005

I walked 10,607 steps/ 7.95 kilometers.

I will be putting my final student loan payment in the mail tomorrow.

I talked to AIU Online. I'm a bit uneasy because of the push to get me to apply and get accepted into their program. The person I talked to is in three different locations apparently. Her physical address is in Illinois, the school is based on Georgia and she says she is located in the Pacific Time Zone. That is a bit of a red flag.

I'm not feeling very well. I think I'll make it an early night.

Goofy spam names:
Bloomer E. Trudge
Compressing A. Methodical
Sepsis U. Enveloped
Goalies V. Carbohydrate

How bad could menopause be?

Thursday, January 27, 2005

I walked 9,176 steps/ 6.88 kilometers.

I got caught up on my updates. Now I will catch up on some sleep. It is hard to type and yawn at the same time.

I've not drawn cartoons in two days. I'm going into withdrawl.

Goofy spam names:
Squired H. Nattier

I must draw something tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

The second part of the famous death triangle has been completed with the passing of Phillip Johnson at age 98. Phillip Johnson was a well-known modern architect. His buildings are well-known and those of us that have studied architectural history know his name. Johnson designed the Pennzoil (it was Pennzoil when he designed it - I don't who owns it now) building in downtown Houston. He died the the glass house that he designed in Connecticut. His death was worthy of a full story on NBC, CBS and CNN.

Dick Clark is home from the hospital.

It looks like it is up to Gerald Ford to complete the triangle.

I walked 9,009 steps/ 6.75 kilometers.

Retarded people are so amusing. I don't mean retarded in the Special Olympic/ short bus sense but more as a chosen mental state. The retarded people I'm talking about have the mental equivalent of a Ferrari but only run it at 25 MPH. I can't think of another term to describe it.

Anyway, there is a retarded person amusing several newsgroups right now. I normally don't respond to cross-posting retards but this one was too irresistible. I removed the cross-posts. Knowing that chronically stupid people exist to amuse helps me deal with their ever increasing presence. I am a bit frightened that they seem to have gain a bit of power in the United States.

Maybe I'm just extra bitchy right now because of hormones. No, I'm going to take responsibility for my bitchiness and say that I taunted the net tard for sport. This one is too much fun to be a mere troll.

I rescheduled my phone appointment for Friday and got my car fixed.

Goofy spam names:
Ruin F. Staci
Fakers I. Slumbered

Zen Koan subject lines:
exclaimed ruefully: "No he's
notice the change yet bathe
convalescent mild

Michael O'Shaughnessy

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

I walked 9,750 steps/ 7.31 kilometers.

Someone from Art Institute Online called me at work. It was a good conversation and he did not try to sell or push me into a decision. I appreciated that. Hopefully, tomorrow's call from the other program will be just as useful.

The phone call did not take up the entire lunch hour. I was able to draw a cartoon and a two bits of clip art.

I have a committee meeting tomorrow evening. This committee will likely meet once a week. At least it is a short term committee.

I have to remove some things from my plate before I can seriously think about going back to school.

Next month my student loans will be paid off. I will own the knowledge and experience I gained in college free and clear.

Goofy spam names:
Melodies F. Gracefully
Scarify C. Progress
Sherbet L. Thicket

Monday, January 24, 2005

I walked 10,392 steps/ 7.79 kilometers. I ate 4 white chocolate covered Oreos. I thought I had enough discipline to eat just one. I was wrong. I don't consider it a failure, simply a miscalculation. I did enjoy the cookies.

Both online schools called me at work. One of the callers was wondering why I was distracted during the call. I don't know - maybe something to do with work. Both sent me information via e-mail and will call back during my lunch hour.

I have a lot to do tomorrow. Hopefully, I won't be disturbed too many times.

Goofy spam names:
Zambezi Q. Hawed
Bide I. Inflection
Emasculate L. Allowable
Recedes J. Conductivity
Volleys Q. Bowmen

Since major celebrity deaths occur in threes, I'm going to predict Gerald Ford and Dick Clark are the next two. The young actor from "Moesha" that was killed in a auto accident does not count in the triangle. It has to be someone famous enough to merit actual mention by the lead anchor on CNN's Headline News. A ticker and a mention by the entertainment reporter does not count. Gerald Ford and Dick Clark are both older men that have been experiencing health problems and as a former U.S. President and pop culture icon they are both famous enough to have a full story on CNN.

You read it here first.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

I updated the website. I forgot to update my FAQ. I'll do that sometime this week.

I took a sleep aid and chasing it with chamoille tea. I'm going to write gags until the pill kicks in. The results should be amusing.

I have a lot of work waiting for me on Monday.

Goofy spam names:
Wozniak V. Greenhouse
Pikes S. Shipping
Valance L. Conjures
Insatiably R. Ranch
Tarot H. Thimblefuls

So much to do before going to bed.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

This week I ran 16.44 miles, burned 1,843 calories and weigh 160.9 pounds.

I was in FrontPage/ Word mode and hit Ctrl-S out of habit. Premature publication.

Salvador is preening my hair and himself. He is tickling my cheek with his tail feathers and nibbling on my ear.

Walter filled the outside bird feeder because the birds demanded it. They saw our bag of seed and started gathering by our back door. We have a family of cardinals living in the bushes on one of the corners of our backyard. The birds are happy and eating.

I'm going to take a nap.

Goofy spam names:
Homonym S. Ungratefulness
Treachery Q. Genies

Friday, January 21, 2005

I walked 11,271 steps/ 8.46 kilometers.

On the radio: Peaches and Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing

I checked out a couple of clip art sites and found some good information on rates and license agreements. I requested some information from a couple of online art programs. Hopefully, their callers will pronounce my last name correctly and identify themselves.

On the radio: Commodores - Three Times A Lady

My last name does not have several consonants in a row and the majority of it is made up of a common, easy to pronounce word but telemarketers just screw it up. It does help me identify a telemarketer.

I visited some cartoonists and cartoon directories. It was kind of depressing seeing drawings so much better than mine. I really need to improve my skills. I have a hard time with hands.

I could use some coaching on putting together a portfolio. That was a frustrating aspect of college. I learned some skills but did not learn a thing about presenting those skills and my work. In some things I need some clear instructions and practice. I gained skills to do a job but did not learn the skills to land the job. I guess that is part of what I want to get out of school if I decide to go back. That and a career more to my liking. Maybe there is a single class on portfolio making and presentation. I wonder if University Plus offers anything like that? I need to go to the MSC basement and pick up a schedule. Maybe sign up for a drawing class.

On the radio: Love Unlimited Orchestra - Satin Soul

I was service leader last Sunday and I did not experience a single butterfly. I was not nervous at all. I'm going to finish out the month of January as service leader.

On the radio: Maze - Running Away

On the radio: The Impressions - People Get Ready

I like soul music.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

I walked 6,583 steps/ 4.93 kilometers and burned 1,310 calories.

I found out that I'm on another committee and that committee is behind in doing its job.

I burn my candle at both ends because it makes such a pretty glow.

Tomorrow's agenda: research prices other artists charge for clip art.

Goofy spam names:
Martinis S. Hargreaves
Sparser T. Doyle
Cornell Q. Martiniere

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

I walked 10,001 steps/ 7.50 kilometers and burned 1,990 calories.

Salvador was a bad birdie today. He slit open the new bag of bird food and made a mess on the kitchen counter. Walter transferred the rest of the food into a different container.

I've decided that 2005 is going to be the year that I do something about moving my art from hobby to career. I decide that every year but I need to think of this as a long term project.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

I walked 8,130 steps/ 6.09 kilometers and burned 1,630 calories.

The first day of the semester was not as bad as I anticipated. Very few annoyances. I'm shielded from most of the whining by my office location and minimal socializing. I'm sure the low amount of "face time" that I put in is having a detrimental effect on my career but it doesn't worry me too much.

I really need to do something about the direction my career is going. Actually, it has stopped. I've become quite comfortable with my current job situation. Too comfortable.

Goofy spam names:
Lymphatics U. Sector
Weekended H. Pacifism

Monday, January 17, 2005

I walked 9,401 steps/ 7.05 kilometers and burned 1,840 calories.

I enjoyed the day off. Tomorrow is the first day of the Spring semester. Several annoyances will break loose but I'm mentally prepared. I prefer not to use the term hell to describe what will happen tomorrow because it really is not that bad compared to the situation of others. Getting shot at is hell - someone's lack of planning becoming my emergency is merely an annoyance. Losing your home and family is hell - reteaching someone how to run equipment, despite the fact that the procedures have not changed is merely annoying. Having body parts blown off is hell - fielding questions about which labs are meeting this week is annoying. Hearing my co-workers complain about how this week is from hell - fucking annoying. As I've grown older my tolerance for hyperbole has decreased.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

I got hate mail! My first hate mail for one of my cartoons. I have received one bit of hate mail about my Sears Catalog project but never anything about my cartoons. I've been doing this since 1999 and this is my first hate mail.

The mail, verbatim, errors uncorrected:

Subject: You're sick

I'm sure you've heard it before, but as an anti-abortion activist I have to tell you again. Anyone who can make fun of abortion and of children being abused is sick. There is nothing funny about that. I'm sure to you it was all fun and games, but to some that is life and that is all they know. I fight pro-life and I save lives. I do not force people to keep their children, and have never heard of one of the children saved being abused(though I'm sure it happens). If someone is in doubt as to whether or not they can rear their child without abusing them, their is adoption. People failing to see this are a hindrance to the world. You should channel your thoughts into doing something productive and good for people. Perhaps start with not making anymore cartoons like that.


The offending cartoon:

I've heard it (You're sick) several times but never from an anti-abortion activist. Thanks for the deflowering.

Cartoons sometimes make a statement without being funny. Editorial cartoons about tragedies for example.

I was making fun of anti-abortion protesters that spend so much energy protesting abortions while doing nothing for children already here. Most of them actually vote for politicians that devise policies that harm children. Okay, Republicans.

I was in doubt as to whether or not I could raise a child without abusing it. I had my tubes tied. I used birth control before the surgery. Many anti-abortion activists want to limit access to birth control and some of them consider what I did an offense to God. Child abuse is even more offensive to God. I did not want to be responsible for hurting an innocent person.

The anti-abortionists always point out that there is always adoption. I support adoption. I was adopted. I'm grateful for that. Being a white healthy infant greatly improved my chances for adoption. Not all the babies being saved by the anti-abortion activists are as lucky. How many has my letter writer adopted? Not just the pretty ones with fair skin and blonde hair and no health problems. How many brown ones with less than perfect health?

I should be fair and point out that I was born before Roe v. Wade but I don't think I would have been adopted if I was black.

I think abortion should be a last resort when there are no other options. I believe that accurate information about what causes (Hint: FUCKING!) and prevents pregnancy should be widely distributed. This would help prevent unwanted pregnancies and lead to less abortion. I believe one should not reproduce before marriage, ideally wait until at least 5 years into the marriage.

I did not say No Sex, I said No Reproduction before marriage. Have sex all willy-nilly. Actually, that is the best way to have sex. Especially with someone you love.

Speaking of non-reproductive, willy-nilly sex I'm going to sign off now.

I watched some of the PK Chang's Arizona Rock 'N Roll Marathon on TV. Michael Vick was one of the celebrity runners. The caption while he was being interviewed said he rushed 46,112 yards today. The statistic was an allusion to his football career.

The current NFL rushing yards leader is Emmitt Smith with a career total of 18,355 yards. He has been in the NFL for 15 years.

I read an e-mail from my marathon "coach" that the Houston marathon folks had a good time. The coach had to drop out at mile 16 because of a problem with a sciatic nerve. She sounded positive despite the lack of a finish. She gave rave reviews about the medical attention she received and she received finisher's gear but not a finisher's time for her efforts.

I haven't heard from the others yet. Probably because they are just now coming home.

It was a gorgeous day.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

This week I ran 15.65 miles, burned 2,042.6 calories and weigh 161.6 pounds.

Good luck to the people running the HP Houston Marathon and Aramco Half Marathon tomorrow.

I'm going to get out of these stinky clothes and take a shower. I need to remember to put on some body glide before my next long run. My bra really chafed me.

The critics like Battlestar Galactica but none of them said anything about the annoying camera work.

Congratulations to the ESA for their work in landing a probe on Saturn's moon Titan.

Friday, January 14, 2005

I walked 14,647 steps/ 10.98 kilometers and burned 3,200 calories.

Watched the season premier of the new Battlestar Galactica series on Sci-Fi. For the love of God, could someone please sober up the camera crew!?!

Were former COPS camera operators hired to film this show?

This attempt at a spur of the moment documentary feel got pretty damn tiresome after 15 minutes. I really hope that the producers did not film the entire season like that. It is a fictional drama not COPS. I expect a shirtless redneck to come bursting through a door any second.

The actor who plays Apollo does a fantastic job of speaking with an American accent.

I really cannot speak to the quality of the show as a whole because I got a damn headache from the camera work.

One word: tripods.

Goofy spam names:
McLean H. Imaged

Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

I receive a monthly newsletter for lay leaders from the UUA ( It is called Interconnections. It contains lots of useful information.

Lately, it has been getting scary with its relevance to my current situation. I agreed to chair the Communications committee of my church. One of the missions is to develop policies about the website. I agreed to do this less than 7 days ago. Two days ago, I get my Interconnections in the mail. This issue is about websites, website policies, electronic newsletters and other communication related items. Other congregations have done the hard work. Cool.

Another issue of Interconnections dealt with the Committee on Ministry (that issue appeared when I served on the church Board of Trustees and we were discussing our Committee on Ministry). Another issue dealt with Canvas and fund-raising at the time that I was serving on that committee.

Maybe I'll try to form a give Linda money committee and agree to serve on it and see if the next issue of Interconnections will deal with resources and information about giving Linda money.

I may receive an issue of Interconnections about referring to myself in the third person.

Interconnections can be found online at

Thursday, January 13, 2005

I checked the F/X schedule and the show that I written about in the previous entry is not on the air. F/X only has 13 shows. How sad.

I walked 9,260 steps/ 6.94 kilometers and burned 1,970 calories.

Goofy spam names:
Arcade D. Infections
Unreadiest Q. Wigwams
Notarize F. Successors

John Tesh is calling in his radio show from Sri Lanka. My God, haven't those people suffered enough?

Yesterday I walked 10,081 steps/ 7.56 kilometers and burned 2,110 calories.

I did an abbreviated update on the website this morning because of a thunderstorm last night. I do not turn on the computer during thunderstorms.

The only thing updated was the cartoon on the front page. I will update the archives and other pages tonight.

I enjoy watching MTV's Pimp My Ride. Do the young people who get their rides pimped have to pay taxes on the customization? I bet that is a rude awakening if they do have to pay taxes. The value of the customization probably doubles these young peoples' usual income.

There was this really cool show that used to be on F/X. It featured an actor/ scrounger and his brother who could make anything out of just about anything. The actor would receive letters from people with problems but very little cash. They pimped out a guy's crappy Cadillac for $100 by purchasing items from thrift stores and garage sales, dumpster diving and negotiation. They covered the Cadillac in crushed purple velvet. They also remodeled a couple's garage for a huge jar of quarters and helped a girl raise money for breast implants using $400 that she had saved. F/X was playing a marathon of these shows and Walter and I thought it was really cool show. The actor's brother was an amazing builder and visualizer and the actor was a hell of a scrounger. The person being helped also had to participate in the dumpster diving. We really liked the show and wanted to see more but alas F/X no longer airs it as far as I know. Too bad because it was a really great show.

I will have to check the F/X schedule to see if it is on the air.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

I walked 9,198 steps/ 6.89 kilometers and burned 1,920 calories.

Weird subject lines:
kill overpriced pharmies
compile carlson
melodrama falsity
americana seedbed

No Kill I

If you are one of those people from New Hampshire and Iowa that used the slogan, "Dated Dean, Married Kerry", during the primaries, please identify yourself so that the rest of us can give you the good hard bitch slap that you so richly deserve. How do you like the marriage now?

Howard Dean is running for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee. Good for him. For those Dems that think Dean's leadership would be bad for the party - it can't be any worse than the present leadership. Your presidential candidate could not defeat a president with a weak economy, huge debt and an unpopular and unnecessary war.

I think it is time for a change.

Howard Dean's leadership can transform the Democratic Party into a real opposition party with ideas that would appeal to people's sense of fair play and the belief that work should be rewarded. So Dean can appear angry sometimes - there are things to be angry about. Why not show some emotions? Afraid of looking a little crazy? Holy Shit! Passion - run away! It will scare the voters.

Try crazy because normal did not work.

Monday, January 10, 2005

I walked 10,679 steps/ 8 kilometers and burned 219 kilocalories.

The grammar in today's punchline is a bit tortured.

Salvador is doing some major construction behind some items on a shelf. One day I am going to move those items and discover a rocket or some other elaborate construction. Sometimes it sounds like he is using a jack hammer. Maybe he is rebuilding the lost city of Atlantis.

Goofy spam names:
Condole V. Centenarian

Crazy subject lines:
tortoise predominate
pressure vivaldi
peripheries nosed
Homer isn't feeling well
card, that you're dealing
carbine domineer
autonomic doesn't
reason thoroughly shocked

Sunday, January 09, 2005

I own 3 SpongeBob Squarepants watches.

I did something about my gray hair. I had my hair colored at a salon. My hair is now a reddish-brown. Not really the color intended but everytime I get color done it always turns into a shade of red.

I cleaned Sal's cage. Now he won't get in it.

I helped reunite a dog with its owner.

I took a sleeping pill at 8:30. It has kicked in.

Goofy spam names:
Servanted I. Retails
Spiders H. Hardtop
Enunciate T. Dawes
Gabbles H. Vitality
Stubbornness V. Legion
Skyline I. Blood
Sectioned F. Sebastian
Mishandle E. Summertime

Reunited and it feels so good.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

This week I ran 13.64 miles, burned 1,756.6 calories and weigh 162.3 pounds.

I actually sent out a newsletter to my readers that have subscribed. All 26 of them. Margaret Mead said, "A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." So we are on the road toward world domination.

Other cool Margaret Mead quotes:
A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again. (In first part of the quote replace city with internet - I found these in seconds thanks to Google. It may not be the right answer but you don't need to wait next week.)

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

Having two bathrooms ruined the capacity to co-operate. (One of the things that should be in marriage vows - in sickness and in health, especially during two cases of stomach illness and one toilet)

I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.

Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.

Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.

It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.

It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good.

Of all the peoples whom I have studied, from city dwellers to cliff dwellers, I always find that at least 50 percent would prefer to have at least one jungle between themselves and their mothers-in-law.

Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.

Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire.

We have nowhere else to go... this is all we have.


Goofy spam names:
Varnishes D. Tsunami

Friday, January 07, 2005

I walked 11,854 steps, 8.89 kilometers and burned 251 kilocalories.

Walter took the Dante's Inferno test - he was banished to the 2nd level.

I do not like cold cloudy days. People around me have been making positive comments about the cold weather. I wonder what is wrong with them. The point of living in Texas is to avoid having too many cold cloudy days. A lot of people hate cold cloudy days. That explains in the surge in population in the southern United States. If you love cold cloudy days so much move to a place that has them in abundance.

I can deal with cold and sunny. I can cope with warm and cloudy. Cold and cloudy - no way. At least it does not stay like that too many days in a row.

Goofy spam names:
Lancer E. Shirting
Derivations M. Management
Famous F. Betrothal
Caroller G. Bakes
Modesto U. Refresher

Thursday, January 06, 2005

I tried out my new pedometer. I walked 9,648 steps, 7.23 kilometers, and burned 208 kilocalories.

I went to another meeting. It was informative and productive. I agreed to chair the Communications committee. Scary.

The multi-panel comics that I post once a week are heading in a different direction than I originally planned but it is a direction more suited to my comic writing style. It is becoming a "Dilbert" meets the "Justice League". The absurdity of the business world meets the absurdity of the super hero. I don't have to draw so much super hero action. This could be fun.

Goofy spam names:
No goofiness today.

I like it.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

I walked 6,000 steps. I received a new pedometer courtesy of a co-worker. She got it from one of our vendors. This one has a clock and calculates kilometers and calories burned. It is dark blue and promotes Now I can color coordinate and compulsively keep more statistics. Or I could go insane and wear them both at the same time and analyze the accuracy of each pedometer. I'm a bit obsessive-compulsive but my short attention span keeps it under control.

I also have a new SpongeBob Squarepants watch. It came with a box of Apple Jacks. I purchase breakfast cereal based on the prize inside. None of that mail order, proof of purchase stuff. I'm into instant gratification.

I like finding joy in the little things.

Goofy spam names:
Monopolized I. Warpath
Ken C. Phalanx

I'm on the Brute Squad.

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Seventh Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

Purgatory (Repenting Believers)High
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Moderate
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very Low
Level 7 (Violent)High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Moderate

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

I walked 7,491 steps.

I had a meeting tonight. It was very productive.

I've been asked to chair a committee. I am honored and nervous. The committee involves things that cannot be screwed up too badly. I'll give an answer on Thursday.

Goofy spam names:
Harvey S. Vanity
Antioch H. Received

I am a leader of extraordinary magnitude.

Monday, January 03, 2005

I walked 7,071 steps.

Things went well at work. I took down the dog pictures. It was time to let go.

I am behind on my scanning so there might not be an update as scheduled. I've got plenty of drawings.

Walter has a sinus infection. He's had difficulty sleeping. I hope he gets some sleep tonight.

Speaking of sleep, I'm getting a bit tired. It is time for me to go to bed.

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Every TV channel and news magazine has done a year in review. A lot of them started early and missed the big earthquake and tsunami.

My year in review:
I ran in two marathons. Finished both.
Rusty and Daisy crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Harley is back with his original family.
I lost a little over 9 pounds.
I drew over 200 cartoons.
Created over 200 pieces of clip art.
Two friends died in car accidents.
Walter got an outside job.
I still have my job.
Had two colds.
Not every candidate that I voted for won.
Got called for jury duty for the first time.
Had my first cavity.
Watched several hours of television.
Read several books and magazines.
Watched some movies in the theater and on DVD.
Been blogging for a year.
Went to the local NAACP Banquet.
Hosted a nice dinner for friends.
Played video games for several hours.
Went to church, volunteered on committees.
Kept my mind quiet for a full five minutes in a row.

There are things I don't want to mention - people I've hurt, the commitments I've neglected, the promises that I've broken and the stupid things I've said and done.

I can do better and I'll try to do better. I'll try not to focus on the what ifs and focus on the next time.

Overall, 2004 has been a good year.

Goofy spam names:
Val P. Generalissimos

Happy new year!

Saturday, January 01, 2005

I walked 6,471 steps yesterday.

This week I ran 17.89 miles, burned 2,139.7 calories and weigh 162 pounds.

In 2004 I ran 917 miles and burned 112,546 calories. I lost 9.2 pounds.

Onward and upward.

Goofy spam names:
Serenaded L. Tort
Idahoans H. Foresail
Pinocchio C. Dorothy
Strewed I. Ida
Gypping H. Cat
Mice M. Sophistry
Madras V. Reservoirs

I hope 2005 is a good year.