|Wednesday, June 8th, 2011|
|That's no IED, that's a parcel
This had to have come in between 7 last night and 7 this morning. Way to go FedEx guy hiding the package under the welcome mat. I admit my initial impression was that it looked like a poorly hidden booby trap but I quickly dismissed that as ridiculous. It's a package from distinctive fabrics.
|Monday, June 6th, 2011|
|Your order is being processed
Back on May 16th I placed an order for three pieces of fur from CR. Last week I noticed that I really should have received it by now and started poking around for the status. The website said my order was being processed. Since it was Memorial Day weekend I wasn't able to get hold of anyone to ask about it until the 31st. Turned out that one of the items was out of stock but it was expected in later that week. I should have my stuff some time the next week (early June).
Cue next week and I haven't received a shipment notification and the site still says it's processing. Phone call, my stuff wasn't in last week's shipment but they should have it within the next couple weeks. My order's already been idling for three weeks by this point and I'm now being told that I'll probably have it by the end of June and I'm not sure I can believe them. This delay is starting to cause serious damage to my time table. At this point it seems like it could be faster to cancel my order and start again with another supplier, including ordering swatches.
Anyway, does anyone know where I can find a reasonable approximation of brown agouti in pile length between 1/2" and 1" preferably for less than $20 a yard? I also need black and white but you can find those anywhere.
|Monday, October 25th, 2010|
|Saturday, July 24th, 2010|
|Lab Rat documentary
There's a documentary about domestic rats grown in captivity for generations being introduced to a wild environment. In demonstration of the power of instinct the rats rapidly take to foraging, burrowing, scampering, and other basic rat skills. Playlist
|Friday, May 28th, 2010|
|Wednesday, May 26th, 2010|
|Thursday, April 29th, 2010|
|Monday, April 26th, 2010|
|cycle of hate broke down again
I just ran over a nail of all things. It punched a hole clear through my good tread, both sides of a new tube, and seemingly managed to put a small dent in the wheel. The tube was the self-sealing type but the puncture was big enough to defeat it. I had to walk back home for my tools and spare tube, but thankfully I'd recently performed a similar repair so I had a pretty good idea what I was doing this time. I'm also glad that the last time something like this happened I chose to replace both tubes and retain the undamaged one, or else I wouldn't have had a spare handy. Next time I go out I'll have to remember to pick up another one. I've also been meaning to pick up some city tires. This is the second consecutive day that my plans to visit the fabric store have been thwarted. The sale ends on wednesday.
|Thursday, April 8th, 2010|
|Thursday, March 18th, 2010|
|not in the habit of asking for things
I don't know these guys but I think it's a worthy project. There's a band called Choke The Word that's holding a pledge/advance order drive to raise the necessary funds to record an album. I'd like to see more music produced outside the usual channels so it'd be nice if they succeeded. They're currently $1500 short of their goal with a month to go, so they probably won't.
The project site it http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/983340555/choke-the-word-wants-to-record-an-album
and there are demo tacks on the updates tab. The pledge rewards are a pretty good value if you happen to like the music.
|Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009|
Saw Zoren the other day and based on his consultation decided to move my lenses back to the outside of my head. I have accordingly ordered a new set of lenses that come with a frame that should be adaptable to this purpose with little difficulty (my inserts are not suited to this purpose and my only other current lenses are in use). Now to find a way to secure them to my face in a way that doesn't look wierd. My character design means that I'd have to put frames there anyway, this just means I'm putting functional lenses there instead of fakes. I'm currently thinking of embedding clamps in my muzzle hidden beneath the surface of the fur.
|Monday, October 12th, 2009|
|Resuming vertical position.
I got really sick this weekend. I'm feeling a lot better now, but on saturday I was drifting in and out of consciousness all day and could barely stand up, among other things. Now I'm all better except for some excessive gas and a recurring pain around my diapraghm. That comes and goes. ANd I'm always feeling really hot or cold. Plus the bleeding from various openings -mouth, nose, anus, penis, ears, etc- plus a few spots that just suddenly opened up on my wrists and little dots in a circle around my head. It's really messy and I'm not sure I'm drinking enough to balance out the water loss from that. And I have to keep my skin wet or I start spontaneously combusting. That does not go well with the temperature problem I'm also having. Has anyone had this before?
|Thursday, July 2nd, 2009|
|Ant supercolony conquering globe
But that's not important. I have serendipitously stumbled upon a novel online. http://www.rifters.com/real/Blindsight.htm
I found it well written and engrossing. Its principal themes are tangentially related to the rat in my head. I suddenly notice in retrospect that I tend to like stories with protagonists who are psychologically unusual. Brad, you will find that Davin has the Wasp Factory.
It should come as no surprise to residents of California that a supercolony of Argentine ants has spread worldwide. The parallel is not intential.
|Monday, June 22nd, 2009|
My old computer's been getting a little creaky lately so I upgraded. I'm currently in the process of beating the new one into submission, which should take a day or two. The new one's much more powerful than the old one but also much bigger, so I'll still have use for my old machine as a rover.
|Thursday, February 12th, 2009|
|Wednesday, February 4th, 2009|
|I can't ride my bike with no handlebars
I was riding a bit earlier when the handlebars suddenly fell off my bike. I did not expect this to happen, so I immediately lost control and crashed. Thankfully I was wearing gloves or else I'd have some shiny stigmata on each hand right now. As it is I only skinned an elbow.
I shoved the handlebar back on and carefully made my way back home to where my tools were. About halfway there I noticed I no longer had my keys on me. They fell out of my pocket in the accident. I had to go all the way back to the crash site to retrieve them and then go back home again, carefully because the bar kept slipping.
I'm pretty sure I fixed the problem that caused it to fall off. However, there was a secondary effect which somehow fixed my loose rear brake and loosened my good front brake. I know how to fix that, but my allen wrench seems to be missing the proper size key.
I am running low on potatoes and will have to get more next time I go shopping.
|Monday, December 8th, 2008|
|Tuesday, November 18th, 2008|
|Even though it's over a month away...
I see people are starting to post their Christmas wish lists. This year, the one thing I really want is a cheese basket. You know the ones, the festive wicker baskets containing an assortment of packaged cheeses that are often given out as gifts to people who you don't know well enough to give a real gift to. I've never gotten one of those.
Some socks or a maybe necktie might be nice too.
edit: Seriously, I really mean it. This actually isn't sarcasm.
|Sunday, November 9th, 2008|
I while back I registered on an online social site catering to certain tastes. As a joke I put down snuff(receiving) as one of my interests. I completely forgot about the whole site for months, but then just yesterday I got a mail telling me I got a personal message. Someone inquired with very many question marks that I was into receiving and went on to speculate that I was just curious. I decided the best response was no response at all. Either I'm just being lazy or I'm roleplaying as someone who really is into receiving snuff and has already done so.
Curious, I did a tag search and found there were a total of 18 people on the site (counting myself) who had listed some sort of interest in snuff. Most were just curious, some were into giving, but I was the only one who had listed an interest in receiving. I guess I really shouldn't find it strange that many more people are interested in killing than in being killed.
I'm sure some of them are just trolling like me, but some of them might be serious. All I know for sure is I got at least one person to go wtf at me getting off on getting killed.
I'm not really into snuff, by the way, in case anyone was wondering. Some of you have probably guessed that not all of my LJ interests are completely serious either.
|Monday, October 6th, 2008|
On Saturday I jumped a barbed wire fence because it was faster than going around. Never done that before.