good news, dear journal.


there’s always room for hooves!


Bill Cosby, what did they pay you to hawk that stuff?

I was wondering… in the olden days… did wooden legs warp? I’m thinking about pirates out at sea in the salt air and rain, especially. My sweetheart, ever the font of wisdom suggested that they be made of cypress wood, the same as ocean vessels… minimal bulging and warping. She always surprises me with the knowledge she has stored inside… wonderful having ideas bounced back and forth between us. I was thinking of sandalwood for its durability… (It was used to make sandals, after all… and it’s a fragrant material, too.)

It’d be cool to see a peg leg carved like a totem pole or a tiki god.

I wonder how feasible a robotic monkey tail would be… worn with a belt, controlled by muscle flexes ? upholster it like a Muppet or with faux leather.

I got my place. I met with Francesco tonight, and gave him first, last and security… and now have a signed receipt from him noting the duration of the lease, and a set of keys. (It’s active until 6/30/03).. I will be moving in Saturday Morning… and calling tomorrow about getting my assorted utilities turned on by that time, and the current landlord about getting my security deposit back. (that $525 will come in quite handy. for my new bed.) He still needs to finish a few things… clean the shelves and polish off the bathroom and kitchen, but it’s nothing that he can’t have done before I back the truck up. He tried to act like he didn’t know about Newt… but I nipped that in the bud. No Newt, No Deal.

Now, I just have to spend tomorrow night packing up everything but survival gear and cleaning this place up… make it sparkle so that I deserve every last penny back.

I suspect that I’ll be moving again in a year (or maybe sooner, if the right place comes along in the area) but for now, it’ll do just fine. Cheers, Dear Journal!

ugh… 100,000 for a chair?

You may think that only a true nerd would be interested in purchasing Captain Kirk’s Chair, but you would be wrong. Only a true nerd would be interested in purchasing Captain Pike’s Chair.

Dang… I wonder how much one of those wacky honey-dripper earplugs or annoying “Spock looks into the BSOD” viewers would go for.

in other news.. a year ago I had a nightmare, heard from robin tunkel (who never wrote back again), Paul was supposed to quit, but didn’t, and a piccie of Newt.

Also, that day, my sweetie had the chipotle fer lunch.

Back from my morning walk.. just in time, I think… the skies are ominous, threatening to open up at any moment.

I was thinking of a saying that came from who knows where… “Wishes are identical triplets; regrets are the legions of the damned”.. and have been thinking about that. I have very few regrets. Certainly not a legion of ’em. As for wishes, (not counting the meta-wish of asking for more wishes) I like the idea of people having peace of mind, comfort, and just enough challenges to keep things from being dull.

Maybe that’s my poddishness coming out. I certainly don’t want fame, and fortune… I only really would like it for the security blanket side of it. There are troubles that come with too much funding, as well.

“1-800-AUTOPSY provides the following services:

Forensic autopsies
Private, full & complete autopsies
Partial, limited & re-autopsies
Exhumation & disinterment autopsies
Toxicology & serology analysis
Med. mal. prac. & wrongful Death Specialist
Tissue & organ procurement/retrieval
Post-mortem neurological diagnosis (e.g. Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s (ALS) Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis disease, Down syndrome, Tourette’s disease, Schizophrenia, (AIDS) acquired immune deficiency syndrome, etc.)
Post-mortem HIV & AIDS diagnosis
Post-mortem Genetic DNA (deoxyrlbonucleic acid) banking
Post-mortem Asbestos procurement/analysis
Post-mortem DNA (Paternity) analysis
Hospital autopsy support (diener) services
Contract autopsy services available
Medical photography & video services
Medical appliance recycling (e.g. eyeglasses, hearing aids, pacemakers, wheelchairs, prosthesis, etc.) See also Wheels for Humanity and Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers.
Autopsy report and medical records reviews.
Production (script/writing, television, movie) consulting
Post-traumatic (Decomposition) clean-up services
Consultations available

“These services are offered, as necessary, to families (next-of-kin), Funeral directors, Cremationists, hospitals, attorneys, transplant institutions, cadaver-tissue research investigators, and other related

With an attorney as a front, that’s a lot of services that are available to investigators… plus they have a fun gift shop. Is it real, or a gag? I don’t know.. there’s got to be some unusual legal matters there.

quiz mania!