Drivel that cannot fit in a single panel comic.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

I walked 10,504 steps/ 7.87 kilometers.

I'm actually going to make it to bed at a decent hour. I should get an adequate amount of sleep as long as I do not start thinking. Thinking lead to ideas - ideas lead to visions - visions lead to stories that I do not know how to end. I get caught in some kind of mental loop. Now I know why stupid people are so well rested.

Stupid baby name du jour: Aryan Justice (Last name)
It is a girl. She is white. The birth was announced on a Stormwatch message board. I read about it from another source. The baby is ugly. Ironically, she was born in a Catholic hospital. It was not located in the southern United States. I'm not up on the latest white supremacist propaganda but I remember Catholics being among the people hated by white supremacists. With the fast growing Hispanic population, white supremacists may have relaxed their standards.

I'm going to soak and turn off my brain.

Walter sent me something totally tasteless. Now I share it with you.
Terri Shiavo's blog:

I walked 10,040 steps/ 7.53 kilometers.

Walter also sent me a very sweet text message. What a romantic!

Monday, March 28, 2005

Last night, I hardly slept. I spent most of the night thinking. Once I stopped thinking I was able to fall asleep. I got about three hours of sleep. Then I decided to take a couple of hours off and go to work later. That gave me a total of 5 hours. I do not think I'll have trouble falling asleep tonight. I'm yawning as I write this.

I walked 9,771 steps/ 7.32 kilometers.

I had a productive day despite the late start.

Goofy spam names:
Prophylactic P. Placer

I received an official letter which states that my student loan is paid in full.

One of my cartoons appears on this site:
I'm proud that my work is listed among serious artists.

I'm going to bed. I won't think, I'll just sleep.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

This week's product pimping:

Women on the Edge 1, Vol. 1
Women on the Edge 1, Vol. 1

I had a good Easter. I did not scar the children in Sunday school. The Sunday school children were exceptionally polite.

Sci-Fi Original Movie means big huge cinematic turd. Apparently the script is scented to cover the smell of these movies or the majority of the budget goes toward bribing well known actors to star in these fecal films. Those are the only two explanations for Bruce Campbell being in Alien apocalypse.

Why did I waste an evening watching a recording of this turd? Hope, stubbornness, an irrational desire not to waste videotape, temporary retardation - these words cannot adequately explain my actions. I can only warn others so that they may not suffer as I did.

Remember kids, if it says Sci-Fi Original Movie, it stinks.

Goofy spam names: Rhea I. Performing, Placidity G. Hypocrites

I suppose blackmail and/or drugs would serve as more explanations for an otherwise respectable actor to agree to perform in a Sci-Fi Original Movie.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Yesterday I walked 12,359 steps/ 9.26 kilometers.

This week I ran 15.53 miles, burned 1,979.9 calories and weigh 158.3 pounds.

My internal rhythms are a bit out of whack. I woke up at 6:00 am to go to some garage sales. Came home and took a 2 hour nap. Ran at the gym and took care of some other errands. Showered, ate and watched T.V. for an hour. It is 5:30 and I feel the need for another nap.

Goofy spam names:
Groveler S. Aroma
Pitied C. Cigar
Beads H. Delegation

Have a happy Easter!

Thursday, March 24, 2005

If I end up in a persistent vegetative state with no hope of recovery I do not want to be kept alive by artificial means. I have made my wishes known to Walter. I give him the authority as my husband to make the decision.

I do not have a living will or final directives in place. By placing my wishes in a public place I hope to avoid any legal fights between my husband and my parents.

If I end up in a persistent vegetative state with no hope of recovery I do not want to be kept alive by artificial means. Let me go. Grieve. Go on with your lives.

The goofy part of all this Terri Shiavo business is if she was in Texas she would be dead by now. When George W. Bush was governor he signed a law that allows doctors to remove life support if there is no hope of improvement and if the patient does not have the financial resources to continue to pay for support. Even over the wishes of the patient's family.

If I end up in a persistent vegetative state with no hope of recovery I do not want to be kept alive by artificial means.

I walked 10,325 steps/ 7.74 kilometers.

Today was a good day. I am grateful for the opportunity to put my wishes in a public place. I want my mind and body to die at the same time.

I'm grateful for the judicial branch. It is preventing the lunatic religious right from establishing a Christian Taliban in the United States. This is pissing off the lunatic religious right.

There are a lot of reasonable religious people who happen to be on the right end of the political spectrum. These people are appalled at the federal government intervening in a private family matter and trampling on the state courts. Reasonable people do not like seeing the Constitution shat upon.

One more time for the benefit of a judge that might decide my fate:
If I end up in a persistent vegetative state with no hope of recovery I do not want to be kept alive by artificial means.

Case dismissed.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

I walked 9,073 steps/ 6.80 kilometers.

Today was a good day. I wrote 18 single panel gags and 2 multi-panel episodes.

In an effort to manage my time better I designated Wednesday as the day to deal with church stuff such as prepare for meetings, gather information, make necessary contacts, etc.

I investigated some websites of other UU churches and wrote down some ideas to incorporate into our website. I need to send them on to the rest of the communications committee. Tomorrow, would be a good time.

I will be telling the children the Easter story this Sunday. Time to whip out the Legos! Just kidding! BeliefNet has an article about telling children about the crucifix that is age appropriate. I will consult it.

It has been 3 days in a row that I've got out of bed after hitting the snooze alarm once and used my time more productively.

The reduction of television watching has been somewhat successful so far.

Goofy spam names:
Mathias V. Outlaw

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

I walked 10,099 steps/ 7.57 kilometers. Woo!

Today was a good day. The second day in a row that I woke up after hitting the snooze button only once.

Goofy spam names:
Indisposition M. Syndromes

Monday, March 21, 2005

I walked 9,488 steps/ 7.11 kilometers. Team Intangible's mileage total for last week is 71 miles, so far. I'm waiting to receive more results.

Today was a good day.

Goofy spam names:
Distracting K. Doorknob
Wingspread E. Scoffs
Dab T. Depreciation
Wart H. Galibi

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Yesterday, we had a heck of a storm. We drove through some hail on the way to On The Border.

I tried taking pictures of lightning with the camera on my phone. I would snap and hope that I caught something. My timing was off. A bolt of lightning would appear as my phone was saving the picture I snapped. I did capture the beginning of a bolt.

We had a good dinner last night. We watched TV because we did not turn on our computers during the storm.

This week I ran 17.71 miles, burned 2,300.4 calories and weigh 157.3 pounds.

Goofy spam names:
Lot U. Mustiness
Callipering V. Vivaciousness
Saviour J. Bewailing
Porcupines K. Dustman

Friday, March 18, 2005

I had such a productive day yesterday that I forgot what day it was and posted the wrong cartoon. On Thursdays I post multi-panel cartoons. I posted a single panel instead. That will buy me more time to write some more multi-panel gags/ stories. I'm kind of stuck right now.

I'm having trouble getting the hang of using my phone. I can answer a call and dial a number. The other features I'm not doing so well with. I need to read the manual.

Goofy spam names:
Microsurgery U. Retrospects

Music is my life. Everybody get down.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

I've had a very productive day. I finally started building a collection of clip art that will go on a CD. I did some work on AdWords. Changed the sheets. Vacummed the bedroom. Drew a cartoon and some clip art. Went to the gym. Did some laundry. Cooked supper. Updated my website. Sent out the weekly e-mail for the church. Refilled the bird feeders.

I'm going to take a break and watch some MXC.

Goofy spam names:
Rowed M. Automates
Egostistically B. Uccello

Could my life possibly be any more exciting?

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Walter and I joined the 21st century and got cell phones. We are getting rid of our land line because it is expensive and mostly useless to us.

I got a camera phone. I need to send the rebate paperwork in.

I'm enjoying my time off. I did not get done all I wanted to accomplish but it still beats a day at the office.

Goofy spam names:
Annuls L. Welters
Canaan J. Petted

Look of love is in your eyes.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

I walked 8,198 steps/ 6.14 kilometers.

Team Intangible has walked 137.24 miles this week in Walk Across Texas.

Google AdSense has been placing an ad for Smurf stuff on the front page of my cartoon website. That is just smurfing great! A smurfing Smurf ad on my smurfing web page! This is smurfing ridiculous! My website is smurfing unrelated to Smurfs. Okay, it's a smurfing cartoon web site and Smurfs are smurfing cartoons but that is all that we have in common. Smurf!

5 glorious days away from the smurfing office!

Goofy spam names:
Aryan H. Lack
Fern I. Stout

Smurf you! Go smurf yourself! Smurf off!

Monday, March 14, 2005

I walked 11,180 steps/ 8.38 kilometers.

I watched too much TV this evening. Vh-1.

My head hurts. I am about to rip out my eyes and go to bed.

One more day at work then it is break time.

Goofy spam names:
Angelic O. Flamethrower

The building I work in is falling apart. The football stadium has been awarded the best collegiate football field.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

This week's bit of pimping:
Levels of Insanity
Levels of Insanity

Callahan has a very twisted sense of humor. If you love Garfield or Nancy, you will hate Callahan.

The human brain is an interesting thing. I served as service leader at church today. I missed two parts of the script. I saw the words but did not perceive them. It may have been Karma compensating for yesterday. I ragged on someone else's moment of incompetence and the next day I had my own. Yes, I was stupid in front of a crowd. My moment of stupid resulted in a slightly shorter church service.

Here's to tomorrow. May it be 99% stupid free.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

This week I ran 14.92 miles, burned 1,975.5 calories and weigh 159.2 pounds.

My Walk Across Texas mileage for this week is 27.73 miles. Walter walked 19 miles. I will have to get the mileage from the rest of my team on Monday.

We hit the garage sales. There was one sale that had highly inefficient check out. We were there for an half hour waiting to pay for the stuff. Only the wives took money. The husbands were not allowed to help with that.

I made catty comments. Among the items for sale was "7 Habits of Highly Effective People". I suggested that it be removed from the sale and reviewed by the two cashiers. On the other hand, after waiting in line for 30 minutes we did not feel like haggling. I openly admitted to being bitchy and catty. A lady in line in front of Walter gave me a pass. I did admit that incompetence could be a smart strategy because I was looking for more stuff while Walter was in line. I did not find anything else but did put parts of toys that had been scattered by bored children back together. We missed the third floor show of the neighbor attempting to get out of his blocked driveway a third time. We saw the first two shows.

I have been to garage sales that had more people but I've never been to one with a check out that slow. Two people and it still took 30 minutes.

It is not nice but other people's incompetence does bring out the less pleasant parts of my personality. I'm not competent at everything but I try to minimize the impact that my moments of stupidity has on other people. I do my best to bear most of the brunt of my own incompetent moments.

We got some good stuff. Hopefully, we can double our money on the stuff we bought at the highly ineffective check out garage sale.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Lately, the blog next door has not been worth visiting. The same entry submitted every day does not a blog make.

I walked 12,309 steps/ 9.23 kilometers.

Goofy spam names:
Hague Q. Intermission

Tomorrow, we are going to hit the garage sales.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

I walked 9,375 steps/ 7.03 kilometers

I saw this picture at The Smoking Gun:

John C. Collins, 87. Sentenced to 15 years of community supervision.

I found this picture amusing because of the chair. It looks like his chair. His favorite easy chair. I did not know one could bring their own furniture to jail. Maybe it is a senior citizen privelige like discounts at Denny's. There is a story here. How did that chair end up in that situation? Did the authorities bring him to jail in that chair or did they take the mug shot at his house?

John C. Collins will be 102 when he finishes his sentence.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

I visited the blog next door but it has been vacant since June 2004. There is a bit of immortality. The person dies but their thoughts live on via Blogspot. Or the guy simply got tired of keeping a blog.

I walked 9,286 steps/ 6.96 kilometers.

Goofy spam names:
Reclassified S. Noisemakers
Chandler A. Thymus
Reinvest R. Perkins
Platypi V. Homonyms
Attached I. Freaked

Yesterday I walked 9,282 steps / 6.96 kilometers.

Walter is very concerned about my bandwidth usage. I have used over to 50 gigs in January. That was an unusual month. Most months I use 25 to 40 gigs. One of my clip art images was quite popular on Valentine's Day. It appears in several blogs and blog comments. As of last night my bandwidth usage was 14 gigs for March. A large portion of that bandwidth usage was from the use of that image. Next time I update clip art, I'll rename that image file and remove the old named one from my server. Valentine's Day has passed. The renamed image will still be available for download until its retirement.

My clip art is one of the more popular features of my site and it is bringing in a bit of revenue via advertisements and donations. I plan on selling a CD of retired images and vector versions of selected images that appear on the site.

I have to set aside the time to do this project.

If your blog or website is using hearts.gif please remove it or save it to your own server if you can. That would the be least one could do for use of free clip art without the infinite pop-ups to get to it.

Maybe I can add something in my terms of use about seasonal usage.

There is not a whole lot I can do other than appeal to the goodwill of the web community. I am glad that my clip art site is popular. The thing does not appear at the top of Google but my self worth is not determined by my site's ranking on Google.

Monday, March 07, 2005

There are 1,013 cartoons on my website. I have drawn over 1,000 cartoons. Wow.

A custard cup that served as a candle holder exploded and burned part of the counter top in the bathroom. Some of the flaming shrapnel landed in a waste paper basket and started a fire there. We put the fire out. My mother-in-law won't be getting that cup back.

She bought the cup for 10 cents at a thrift store. She has taken up the hobby of candle making. We were given two of her candles. They smell nice when they are not burning the counter top or paper in the waste basket.

The house has that nice burn smell now.

I walked 9,717 steps/ 7.28 kilometers.

Today's blessing that I am grateful for: my house is still standing. I now have an excuse to resurface the counter in the bathroom.

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us be thankful. - The Buddha

Goofy spam names:
Susanne A. Guardsman
Glosses R. Beverley

Sunday, March 06, 2005

First a bit of pimping:

The Darwin Awards III: Survival of the Fittest
The Darwin Awards III: Survival of the Fittest

My dad gave me the first book for one of my birthdays. I enjoyed reading it very much.

I logged 3 miles worth of physical activity for Walk Across Texas. I vacuumed the church. I started working on the chairs but then it was meditation time. I managed to vacuum the dust, hair and other crap off two chairs. The rest of the time I vacuumed the stage in the sanctuary.

I need to write some gags and another story arc.

I need to add another recipe card to the website. I've not done that in two weeks. I caught up on my cartoon archives rather than post another recipe card.

Today's blessing that I am grateful for: Good health

Goofy spam names:
Fabulous U. Weest
Woozier U. Blurts
Compare J. Readership
Armenians C. Cottages

Saturday, March 05, 2005

This week I ran 15.14 miles, burned 2,010.3 calories and weigh 159 pounds. 6.31 miles count toward Walk Across Texas.

The Walk Across Texas Kick Off was fun. They had us walk a mile. I ran it. Then I went to the gym and completed my usual Saturday run. I've moved the speed up on the treadmill. Ran mile 1 at 4.7 mph, mile 2 at 5.2 mph, mile 3 at 5.7 mph, mile 4 at 5.2 and mile 5 at 4.7. At every .10 of a mile I alter the incline on the treadmill. Next week I plan to run 1.25 miles at 5.7 mph. Every week I will add .25 mile to the top speed.

Walter worked out at the gym for an hour so he gets to log 4 miles to his Walk Across Texas miles.

Salvador is dozing on Walter's nice warm monitor. Oops, nap time is over.

Goofy spam names:
Metamorphism J. Murky
Casualty H. Plans

I seems that even spammers take the weekend off.

Friday, March 04, 2005

I had a bit of a rough evening last night. I did not get to bed until midnight.

Tonight, my mind is at ease. The situation has not improved but my reaction to it has.

I forget to wear my pedometer yesterday. Today, I walked 10,469 steps/ 7.85 kilometers.

Tomorrow is the Walk Across Texas Kick-Off. Team Intangible has 8 members. I just need 3 of them to get online and register. I'll need to make copies of the waivers and get those to the team and back to WAT.

Goofy spam names:
Ems V. Slue
Taxpayers H. Baths
Kerchiefing J. Approbation
Overindulge L. Perked

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The blog next door: No, it is not as salacious as it sounds. It is a blog for a digital transfer system. Made in Taiwan.

I walked 9,339 steps/ 7.00 kilometers.

I love mass e-mailing screwy messages. I'm glad the people in my church are kind. Maybe I should do this at a more reasonable hour. Actually, the hour I choose is reasonable. The problem is the previous hours. They take their toll.

Some day people are going to wise up and realize that I'm faking it.

Goofy spam names:
Encamps F. Wordsworth
Promenaded O. Dressings
Nappy T. Tranquilizers
Typesetting U. Whip

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

The blog next door:
Serious About Wanting To Discount Resort? Here's How To holiday! Guaranteed... Or Your Money Back! It's pink.

I walked 10,065 steps/ 7.54 kilometers.

I tried the first part of my new strength training routine. It really works the back. One of the exercises is an alternating grip pull-up. I was able to pull myself up about four inches. If I ever get strong enough to pull myself up to the bar then I will be a mighty woman.

Goofy spam names:
Rood A. Scandinavian
Sutton U. Gadgetry
Lid U. Boisterous

Leonard Nimoy should eat more salsa.