Drivel that cannot fit in a single panel comic.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

I walked 9,513 steps/ 7.13 kilometers.

I scanned the latest multi-panel cartoon but I've not finished the coloring or lettering. This comic will go up next Thursday. That should give me a chance to build a small backlog of multi-panel strips. No superheroes this week.

I begin teaching Sunday school for 4 weeks starting this Sunday. The curriculum is about Islam. Muslim university students will be doing a lot of the lessons. I will learn as much as the kids.

Goofy spam names:
Recreant L. Warned

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

I walked 11,406 steps/ 8.55 kilometers.

My multi-panel cartoons are behind schedule but I have a backlog of single panels. I'll post a single panel tomorrow instead of the usual multi-panel.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

I walked 9,622 steps/ 7.21 kilometers.

My back is a little stiff but I can function normally. I won't do a back bridge tomorrow.

The faculty treated the staff to lunch today.

This week's book:

Star Trek: The Gold Key Collection, Volume 1
Star Trek: The Gold Key Collection, Volume 1

Monday, April 25, 2005

I walked 11,158 steps/ 8.36 kilometers. I hurt my back at the gym. I was doing a back bridge. Right now, I feel pretty good because of the pain pill and Mike's Hard Lemonade. I also have a patch on the sore spot.

I do not expect my musings to be coherent. So this is how Hunter S. Thompson felt as he wrote. Gonzo blogger, yeah that's me!

Ha! I'm so @#$%! mundane.

The arrival of my period is not helping matters any.

I feel like a infinite number of drunken monkeys trying to produce the complete works of Shakespeare. Or at least an infinite number of armed rednecks.

Yeah.
Okay.
Whatever.
Nevermind.

Mamet.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Lev sent me a nice e-mail about my cartoons and Sears catalog. Check out his website at
http://www.ingredientx.com

My computer did a spontaneous restart while I was working on my updates. Fortunately Ctrl-S is mostly a reflex for me. I did not lose any work.

Walter and I went on a safari in our backyard. We are lucky to live in an area that is not too strict about yard care. Our backyard is very natural. Walter does some trimming and I pull some weeds but we pretty much leave it alone. The whole thing is quite dynamic. Plants grow and die as the temperatures change. The birds and squirrels like it. In the far corners of the back yard the city almost disappears. The screams and grunts of slightly evolved vaginal discharges at play and bad Tejano music wafting from two houses over serve as the only reminders of the city.

It looks like I'll have a bumper crop of blackberries. Assuming the birds don't get to them first.

Our philosophy about yard care is that if it needs any attention from us in order to grow then it does not belong. Walter mows the front yard when necessary and I pull weeds. Walter tried some broadleaf herbicide on the thistles but that only made them grow twisty. I think the thistles are taunting us. Perhaps they are the ones playing the bad Tejano music.

I don't hate children. I hate bad Tejano music. How much tequila was involved for someone to think to combine country/ western with polka? How much was involved for them to record and distribute this Frankenstein-like abomination of a music genre in Spanish?

I did enjoy some Tejano music once. It was at my brother's 40th birthday party. One of his in-laws put some on the sound system. By that time I had finished my 6th alcoholic beverage.

I only hate bad Tejano music when sober and not at a party.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

This week I ran 9.91 miles, burned 1,263.3 calories and weigh 156.8 pounds.

I ran in the Coach Tom Chandler Memorial 5K in 32 minutes, 58 seconds. Not too bad for a first 5K. I ran a bit faster than my usual 12 minute mile. Toward the end my stomach felt queasy and I thought I was going to puke after crossing the finish line. That has never happened to me on longer runs. I recovered quickly.

I placed third in my age group (women 30 - 39). I received a trophy. With about 50 runners total, the odds of me placing were pretty good.

It was a fun, short race. It was nice to see a lot of kids participating.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

I walked 13,272 steps/ 9.95 kilometers.

I finished a work project before deadline. I don't have to deal with it tomorrow. Hooray!

My neck and shoulder is sore and my knee has been acting up today. All on the left side of my body.

I'm not anticipating this 5K race too much. It is more of an afterthought. Sort of "Oh yeah, I'm running a 5K on Saturday." After the race I'll check and see if Kung Fu Hustle is playing locally. On Friday the the first season of Red vs. Blue will be playing at the theater on campus. Walter and I are going to check it out. Oh yeah, I've got a race on Saturday.

Maybe my lack of excitement about this race is that there was no training (outside my usual running) involved, my signing up was spur of the moment, the distance is short and instead of a road trip it is simply a break in the routine. Run the race and then be home and cleaned up in an hour.

It will be interesting to see what speed I run without the treadmill controls dictating my pace.

Goofy spam names:
Single M. Phil

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

I walked 10,188 steps/ 7.64 kilometers.

I work best under a tight deadline.
I work best under a tight deadline.
I work best under a tight deadline.
I work best under a tight deadline.
I work best under a tight deadline.
I work best under a tight deadline.
I work best under a tight deadline.
I work best under a tight deadline.
I work best under a tight deadline.
I work best under a tight deadline.
I work best under a tight deadline.

If I tell myself enough times, it will become true.

I am very wealthy and don't need my job.
I am very wealthy and don't need my job.
I am very wealthy and don't need my job.
I am very wealthy and don't need my job.
I am very wealthy and don't need my job.
I am very wealthy and don't need my job.
I am very wealthy and don't need my job.
I am very wealthy and don't need my job.
I am very wealthy and don't need my job.

(grin)

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

I registered for a 5K race. It will be this Saturday at 8:00 am. This will be my first 5K.

While registering for that race on Active.com I found a marathon in Waco that I am interested in running. It is October 23rd. I will have to start training for that race by August 1.

I walked 8,988 steps/ 6.74 kilometers.

Goofy spam names (In light of the post below, I fear publishing goofy spam names. It might inspire someone):
Josefa H. Literacy
Heights E. Hosea

Worst baby name, ever

In case you don't feel like clicking:


Announcing the arrival of a beautiful new baby boy at St. Francis Health Center . . .

Urhines Kendall Icy Eight Special K
No you are not hallucinating. There is a boy child in the state of Kansas with the moniker - Urhines Kendall Icy Eight Special K.
This is why new parents need to pick out names ahead of time or at least wait until all the drugs have worn off.
When choosing a name insert a title in front of it to see how it works.
Examples:
Dr. Urhines Kendall Icy Eight Special K
Supreme Court Justice Urhines Kendall Icy Eight Special K
Ambassador Urhines Kendall Icy Eight Special K
Senator Urhines Kendall Icy Eight Special K
Pope Urhines Kendall Icy Eight Special K
Reverend Urhines Kendall Icy Eight Special K
Judge Urhines Kendall Icy Eight Special K
Urhines Kendall Icy Eight Special K, Attorney at Law
President Urhines Kendall Icy Eight Special K
Vice-President Urhines Kendall Icy Eight Special K
Urhines Kendall Icy Eight Special K, CEO of General Motors
NASA Director Urhines Kendall Icy Eight Special K
A headline 20 years from now on the E! channel:
Hip-Hop artist John Smith (real name Urhines Kendall Icy Eight Special K) was cleared of all charges.
Little Urhines Kendall Icy Eight Special K is a cute baby. May peace and happiness be with you, Urhines Kendall Icy Eight Special K - you are going to need all that you can get.

Monday, April 18, 2005

I walked 10,324 steps/ 7.74 kilometers.

I was in a bad mood at work. I was doing some revisions on a document. I don't know why but my boss' revisions irritate me. A number of the revisions are aesthetic and do not improve things or violate some of my personal rules of style. I have received revisions from others and have not been irritated by them. Probably because they deal with content and the ocassional grammar or spelling error that I do not catch. I'm allowed to deal with the aesthetics.

I need to let it go. Next time, take a deep breath and realize that it is just an ephemeral document. Nobody cares about the spacing between bulleted and numbered list items. Nobody gives a damn about the horizontal alignment of titles. It is not worth getting irritated about.

Goofy spam names: Porfirio N. Buck and Armando F. Aphrodite

Everytime a headline about the Cardinals meeting appears I think of the baseball team. Of course I would, since I am a heathen Protestant. All those old men in their little red dresses are so cute.

Maybe the baseball team should pick the next Pope.

Better yet, make it a new reality show: Pick the Pope. It has a nice alliterative ring to it. It can be done like American Idol. Let everyone participate not just the Catholics. We could end up with a Rastafarian with a great voice, cool dreadlocks and the ability to play a mean set of steel drums as the head of the Catholic Church.

Pope Ziggy Marley.

I'm sure Jesus loves Reggae.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

This week's book:

Star Trek Titan: Taking Wing, Vol. 1
Star Trek Titan: Taking Wing, Vol. 1

This week I ran 17.59 miles, burned 1,616 calories and weigh 157.8 pounds.

Goofy spam names: Fiesta P. Watcher

Friday, April 15, 2005

I walked 13,102 steps/ 9.82 kilometers.

Goofy spam names:
Mortgaging C. Overhauls
Angling R. Noisemaker

Listening to Eminem.

I am
Longs Drugs "Goth Black" matte interior latex

For the ultimate (but affordable) gloom&doom bedroom.

Which house paint are you?



I am:
Alfred Bester
A pyrotechnic talent who put only a small portion of his energy into writing.


Which science fiction writer are you?



I am:
a toner cartrige (for a laser printer or a copier)
A very expensive container for a few grams of soot.


Which office supply are you?



I am:
22%
Republican.
"You're probably one of those people who still thinks that getting a blowjob is not an impeachable offense."

Are You A Republican?

Thursday, April 14, 2005

I walked 8,327 steps/ 6.24 kilometers.

I rode a bike for 30 minutes and used the rowing machine for 5 minutes. It was a good workout. I did have a bit of a brain fart. I packed two different running shoes in my gym bag and they were both left shoes. I ended up wearing my street shoes.

I packed a matching pair of running shoes.

Goofy spam names:
Commode K. Narrating

Yesterday I walked 6,219 steps/ 4.66 kilometers.

I skipped the gym because of a meeting. Meeting is a too business-like term to describe it. Anyway, it was a very worthwhile and useful experience. A lot of progress was made and some healing began.

This meeting lasted several hours, although it did not seem that way. The person facilitating was very kind to stay so long.

I still have some things to work out internally but there is a direction.

It is going to be an interesting year.

I could use a good workout this evening.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

I walked 7,901 steps/ 5.92 kilometers.

My performance evaluation went well. My alarm clock went off and I made it to work on time.

It has been a long evening. I'm going to bed.

Goofy spam names:
Moraines H. Elevation

Monday, April 11, 2005

I walked 10,093 steps/ 7.56 kilometers.

I stopped at chapter 3 last night. I was still quite restless so I watched some Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network. I also took a sleeping pill.

My alarm clock did not go off this morning. I'll have to check on it. At least I did not wake up feeling groggy.

I have an performance evaluation tomorrow! Better make sure the alarm clock really works.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

This week I ran 16.41 miles, burned 2,065.1 calories and weigh 157.8 pounds.

I bought a Star Trek: The Next Generation book. I might start acquiring TNG books again to get my fix for more TNG. I'll have to keep an eye out for them at garage sales. Not reading the book in one sitting will be very difficult. I do have to get some sleep and go to work in the morning.

I noticed that Pocket Books has put out a Star Trek Titan series. These books follow the events of Star Trek: Nemesis. I'm not sure I'm ready for several new characters.

I'm also interested in reading a series whose titles are based on a passage in Ecclesiastes. My favorite favorite book of the Old Testament combined with my all time favorite TV show. These books occur before Nemesis. Barnes and Noble had all of them except for the first. I'll have to go look on half.com.

I'm rather excited about getting reaquainted with old friends. This could be my escape from the stress of the upcoming year. The cartoons are therapeutic but this is something that only I would get benefit from. No audience, no schedule, no writing, no drawing, scanning, coloring. This would be simple pleasure - there is no personal growth expected - this will not change my life. If that happens - it happens but I'm not looking for it. Pure pleasure reading.

Goofy spam names:
Crackly G. Endows
Dipthong F. Fairgrounds

Friday, April 08, 2005

The partial solar eclipse was not very noticable where I live. I tried taking a picture but the camera phone did not capture the small crescent in the sun.

I walked 12,017 steps/ 9.01 kilometers.

Walter cooked hamburgers for dinner. I've not had a homemade hamburger in ages. It was so much better than the fast food burgers and the smell brought back pleasant memories.

Time to make the doughnuts.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

This week's book:
Frank Miller's Sin City: The Hard Goodbye
Frank Miller's Sin City: The Hard Goodbye


I plan on seeing Sin City.

I walked 8,539 steps/ 6.40 kilometers.

I am doing the church e-mail. I thought I was going to get relieved but the new secretary is only going to be here for two weeks. Her husband has been transferred to another city. I hope a new secretary is found quickly.

Goofy spam names:
Philately J. Destining

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

I walked 8,650 steps/ 6.48 kilometers.

I posted a new cartoon and updated some links.

I'm going to bed.

A major thunderstorm hit last night so I did not post a new cartoon. A new cartoon will appear this evening.

I walked 7,237 steps/ 5.42 kilometers yesterday.

I slept very well last night despite the efforts of my mother-in-law, who slept over before her trip. She enjoys these trips and likes to get up very early and leave the house in plenty of time to get to the airport. This is not a major airport - this is a small regional airport. 30 minutes is more than adequate amount ot time to get to this airport and check in but she wants to make sure to have plenty of time in case of problems on the way to the airport. Problems such as a flat tire, getting pulled over by the police, an alien invasion and a second flat tire.

I slept through two phones ringing, the bird singing, my mother-in-law getting ready, my mother-in-law playing the gourd for 15 minutes, Walter and his mother leaving the house, and Walter coming back in. I was awakened by my alarm at 6:00 am. Walter was sleeping beside me. I asked him if he had come and gone and he related all the things that had gone on while I was sleeping. My mother-in-law did very well, much better than the previous trip. I sleep very heavily when I get to sleep and I am extremely cross when awakened before the designated time. Walter did a great job in getting that point across to his mother.

The weather outside is glorious. Quite a contrast to last night.

Monday, April 04, 2005

I walked 10,524 steps/ 7.89 kilometers.

I had a productive day. I'm having trouble with the snooze but it is an improvement. I only hit it twice instead of 3 to 4 times.

Goofy spam names:
Capon V. Lagers

I need to catch up on some link requests. I'll pencil it in for Thursday.

I pray that all potential suicide bombers suffer from agoraphobia and/or ochlophobia. If not that then perhaps a formation of a service that matches suicide bombers to crowds. For example, a Ku Klux Klan rally would be a good place for a suicide bomber. It would be a win-win situation.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

This week I ran 10.59 miles, burned 1,312.5 calories and weigh 158.5 pounds. So far this year I have ran 186.85 miles and burned 24,078.7 calories.

In Walk Across Texas, Team Intangible has walked 356.8 miles.

I have 5 more SpongeBob SquarePants watches to spring forward. I just love Daylight Savings. I do enjoy the increased daylight hours.

Goofy spam names:
Twister U. Inventoried
Tobaccos G. Outbounds
Axel N. Pugliese
Setup S. Redistributing

The time between news of Terri Shiavo's death and receiving spam about Living Will software: 13 hours, 20 minutes.

Friday, April 01, 2005

A thunderstorm came through last night so I did not update. I updated this morning.

Yesterday I walked 7,454 steps/ 5.59 kilometers.

It is a beautiful morning and I'm going to eat some breakfast.