Drivel that cannot fit in a single panel comic.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

This week I ran 18.33 miles, burned 2,261.8 calories and weigh 160.4 pounds.

This week's book:
The Land of Nod Treasury
The Land of Nod Treasury

As remedy for the sorry state of radio in Bryan/ College Station, I bought a CD of Ray Charles' greatest hits. Now my drive time will be less frustrating.

I have a new foster dog. A pit bull named Lola. She is real sweet but has major issues with cats. You can see her picture at

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Goofy spam names and Zen koans:
Go watch do languor

Nothing. I have nothing to write. Nothing interesting to write.

VidSense is a bit of a disappointment. It can't be a daily video clip if the clip does not change daily. The thing is in beta right now. Maybe it will improve.

I'm hitting the sack.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

I'm settled in my new office. I have some space for more furniture. Now, I can do some other work.

I need to scan some slides and make prints of an elderly member of the church. I think he might get a kick out of the photos. I will visit him tomorrow after work.

Goofy spam names and Zen koans:
Or smoke go economical
Be stand to arise disappointed
Is smoke on demilitarize

I haven't been wearing my pedometer this week.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Been changing offices the past two days at work. My stuff is in my new office but it is not in any kind of order. I'll be arranging tommorrow. I'll also be throwing a lot of stuff away.

I shall brace myself for the comments. Yes, that set of shelves looks like it was designed to have a door. I know I can unscrew the metal things. The desk is very nice. No I did not repaint. The room did not need it.

For a moment today, I regretted my lack of extended interaction with my co-workers. I don't know why it bothered me today.

At least I get to wear t-shirts and jeans.

Goofy spam names and Zen koans:
Octopuses J. Diss
I read at yoga partizan
He accept do oligarch
To live on quackery clamour
Be see by moresque
On close of whys

Salvador's cage has been moved to the office. He is doing his "this cage is not going to cover itself" chirp. He gets very cranky if he is forced to stay up too much past his bedtime.

There is nothing more dangerous in the morning than a cranky cockatiel.

Monday, July 25, 2005

More poetry from Salvador, the cockatiel:


Sunday, July 24, 2005

This week I ran 11.52 miles, burned 1,407.9 calories and weigh 160.8 pounds.

This week's book:
Sky Ape: All the Heroes
Sky Ape: All the Heroes

Goofy spam names and Zen koans:
so eat so dignity northeasterly
The rain a pinpoint
Of dance at operational

A Perfect World now has daily videos.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Walked 10,386 steps/ 7.78 kilometers.

My father-in-law got a job. We celebrated and went out to Denny's to eat. Not too fancy but at least it was quiet. It was nice to enjoy dinner without having to shout.

Tomorrow I go to Houston to celebrate my father's birthday.

If only my cartoons were drawn half as well and were half as funny. I am jealous of those who are more skilled. It stems from frustration with the fact that I don't see my work improving despite all the drawing and writing that I do. Maybe I should take some classes. Maybe I need to get out of my head for awhile and look around. Maybe I need a real vacation. Maybe I need a change of scenery. Maybe I need to stop beginning sentences with the word maybe.

Here is a better comic strip than I can draw or write:

The one titled "Mittens" is one of the funniest things I have read in a while. Real laugh out loud funny. Don't have anything in your mouth while looking at this - otherwise your keyboard could get quite messy.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Walked 5,987 steps/ 4.49 kilometers.

Brenna is settling in to her new home.

An interesting website to check out:

Square America
A gallery of vintage snapshots & vernacular photography
(Updated Daily)

Square America is a site dedicated to preserving and displaying vintage snapshots from the first 3/4s of the 20th Century. Not only do these photographs contain a wealth of primary source information on how life was lived they also constitute a shadow history of photography, one too often ignored by museums and art galleries. Or at least that what I tell people- more accurately, the site is a catalog of my obsession with vintage photographs. For the last eight years or so I've spent countless hours digging through boxes of old snapshots at flea markets (mostly here in Chicago and in NYC) and too much money buying photos on eBay. The site is my attempt to create some kind of organizational framework, however idiosyncratic, for the sprawling mess my collecting has created. More importantly, now that the site is up I can tell people that I'm a curator rather than a collector.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Read all about James Doohan:

Walked 10,642 steps/ 7.98 kilometers.

Beam me up!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Walked 7,704 steps/ 5.77 kilometers.

Brenna might be going to her forever home on Thursday.

Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?

Monday, July 18, 2005

Walked 10,965 steps/ 8.22 kilometers.

The man in the gabardine suit is a spy. His bowtie is really a camera.

Which Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Character are you?

Ceaselessly struggling for a well-deserved redemption, you carefully arrange your alliances and energies.

There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom.
Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

Sunday, July 17, 2005

This week's book:
Patrick The Wolf , Volume 2
Patrick The Wolf , Volume 2


Saturday, July 16, 2005

This week I ran 18.45 miles, burned 2,239.2 calories and weigh 159.8 pounds.

Brenna is a Petco. Four people filled out adoption applications for her while I was there. She barks at other dogs, especially dogs much bigger than her. I'm sure she has calmed down. I will pick her up at 5:00. Because of all the excitement, she will be very tired when she gets home.

I'm going to take a shower so I don't offend the dogs with my stinkiness when I pick up Brenna.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Walked 11,139 steps/ 8.35 kilometers.

Goofy spam names and Zen koans:
become and larger man...
Help Actualise it
three is never a crowd
Which say in clearence axolotl
No borrow it razor

Brenna will be at Petco in College Station from 11:00 to 5:00.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Brenna is receiving inquiries from outside of Texas. She is becoming quite the celebrity. Woodstock is mapping where her inquiries are coming from and they think she might get inquiries from all 50 states. You would think nobody has ever seen a French Bulldog before.

This is the last photo I have of here from this set. I will take some more pictures this weekend.

You can read more about Brenna at

Walked 5,832 steps/ 4.37 kilometers.

Walked 11,799 steps/ 8.84 kilometers yesterday.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

I'm running out of pictures of Brenna. I need to take some more.

I'm picking up a new car tomorrow. A 2000 Saturn.

Goofy spam names and Zen koans:
As Salaam Alaiykum, In the name of Allah
why did Ebony go back
Vinyls Q. Strictest
An count on listener exclaim
Linda holeable

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Brenna is recovering very well. She is more energetic.

It is hard to capture an energetic animal on camera.

Walked 9,264 steps/ 6.94 kilometers.

Goofy spam names and Zen koans:
Go rain or league nightshirt
Causey embarrass
He accept of unification
Is dance a syndrome

Monday, July 11, 2005

Another picture of Brenna, the recovering from her surgery, French Bulldog:

Walked 6,441 steps/ 4.83 kilometers.

Ate dinner at the Texas Roadhouse. It was good food.

I'm going to bed.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Check it out! Another picture of Brenna.

She is finally interested in hard food. She had a good time at Starbucks. I enjoyed some iced tea and got a little drawing done. Next week she will be spayed and will get to hang out inside of Petco. Assuming that she is not adopted by then. She has been a great first foster.

This week I ran 17.76 miles, burned 2,193.8 calories and weigh 159.5 pounds.

Goofy spam:
You have feelings of guilt and embarrasment ni
But sign be diploma
Junior L. Helms
Oh, you are not able to control your feelings!

I'm service leader tomorrow so I need to prepare my script.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Another photo of Brenna:

Smile for the camera!

Walked 9,231 steps/ 6.42 kilometers Thursday, walked 13,347 steps/ 10.01 kilometers today.

I don't care about Naomi Judd.

Goofy spam names and Zen Koans:
The wait an nation
you hurt jail rolling
how came Chester is acting that way
damp sake
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Is leave do inspire sporadic
croupier dumpty
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Somebody is offering, via e-mail, free horny young lesbians. Free lesbians are not as free as advertised. There is food, water, shelter, health care, time and the expense of doing the responsible thing - spaying. Don't want to contribute to the lesbian over population problem. They are cute when they are young but lesbian ownership is a lifetime committment. Someday that lesbian will not be so horny or young. Will you still love your lesbian once the cuteness wears off? One should think about these things before answering that ad for free horny young lesbians.

No update last night because of a thunderstorm. We needed the rain.

There is a large tree branch in the front yard and our mailbox is down.

Brenna will be going to adoption for a short time. Since she is in heat, she won't be going into Petco. She might drive other dogs crazy. People are coming to see her so I will be with her at the nearby Starbucks and anyone who wants to see her will be directed over there. Fortunately, I will only be there from 11:00 am - noon. I don't think I can handle sitting outside of Starbucks for 6 hours - in July - in Texas. Especially, since I am not a coffee drinker.

I bought a diaper for Brenna. She has to wear that while she is at Starbucks. The diaper does not fit well because the designed is based upon a dog with a tail. Brenna does not have much of a tail.

She will get spayed next week and after that dog diapers will no longer be necessary.

I'll update the cartoon tonight.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Walked 10,804 steps/ 8.10 kilometers.

Another picture of Brenna:

She had her rabies shot today, so she will be able to go to the adoptions at Petco this Saturday. Adoption is on Saturdays, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Petco in College Station, Texas. Brenna has already received several inquiries and there are people driving in to see her Saturday.

Also found out that she is in heat. She cannot be spayed until she is out of heat.

She loves basking in her container of water.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Brenna, the French Bulldog:

She is available for adoption via

Who can resist that face?

This week's book:
2000 Year Old Man Goes to School
2000 Year Old Man Goes to School

Walked 8,938 steps/ 6.70 kilometers.

Goofy spam names and Zen koans:
Go reply it wend
Is finish or singly showplace
An see a restoration
Or count in disconsolate cannibalize
Osceola D. Resend
do accept by omen basketball

Religion is like a smile on a dog.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Thursday I walked 7,076 steps/ 5.30 kilometers. Friday I walked 14,419 steps/ 10.31 kilometers.

This week I ran 16.44 miles, burned 2,038.9 calories and weigh 160.7 pounds. So far this year I have run 369.18 miles and burned 45,929.6 calories.

Brenna is doing well. She tested negative for heartworms and got her Frontline and de-worming and other treatments. I will have to make an appointment for rabies and spaying. She did okay at puppy class.

Goofy spam names and Zen koans:
do sleep so illustrative libretto
And sleep is yogi
I worry the render
It think is general
Pogo B. Caloric
durer Linda soap
her explain go glare exogamy