Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Freaky

Colin just so you know....
If it was 90 in Portland..............
todays high in Austin was 75..............
how weird is that.

Check it out!!!

My brother's band is going to be featured in a movie theatre commercial type thing! Check out the video!

Cheney Booed At Yankee Game

"During the singing of 'God Bless America' in the seventh inning, an image of Cheney was shown on the scoreboard. It was greeted with booing, so the Yankees quickly removed the image"

From the NYTimes

Monday, June 28, 2004

Hey all.

WELL AS ALWAYS,

HOWDY FROM FAR AWAY.

MY PARENTS ARE ONCE AGAIN RELOCATING TO THE FAR REACHES. THIS TIME IT WILL BE TURKEY. SO IF-N YOUS WANNA TRAVEL TO THIS LAND, NOW THERE IS A PLACE TO STAY.

SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE IN THE NORTH, PLAYED SOCCER TODAY AND ALMOST GOT SUN STROKE, WAS ALMOST 90, SO I NOW KNOW THAT I HAVE BECOME ACCLIMATED.

WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN AT THE HOUSE WARMING PARTY.

MISS EVERYONE.

C.

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Success!

To everyone: the housewarming party was a really great time. Thanks to everyone who came by. I took a few photos, but none of them came out very good. Everyone blinked or was half-blinking or some other problem.

Saturday, June 26, 2004

Le Fabuleux Destin d'Am�lie Poulain

I picked up the Am�lie soundtrack today. I heard it at Dietrick's on Montrose, asked the guy what it was and next went to Soundwaves to pick it up. It is really nice; I think it will be a much better selection than 8-1/2 Souvenirs for when I feel like having a bit of Francophone accordion music.

Fahrenheit 9/11

I saw Fahrenheit 9/11 last night, like a lot of folks. I watched it at the River Oaks cinema; Wes said that he saw it last night at the Edward's Cinema; yesterday Dad said they were going to see it in Shreveport because the good liberal folk of Shreveport banded together and petitioned the distributor in Dallas to screen a copy in that oft-forgotten market.

I didn't go expecting much, as I was dismayed by Bowling for Columbine. However, a day later I am still thinking of Fahrenheit 9/11 and am still favorably impressed. It still is a Michael Moore film; it still is infused with gotcha rather than thoughtfulness. However, it seems a remarkably more mature work. While it does not fully address the topics it looks toward, it serves as a new lens in which to view recent history.

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Hardly Startling

From the NYTimes:
A widely noted United Nations survey of 19,000 Latin Americans in 18 countries in April produced a startling result: a majority would choose a dictator over an elected leader if that provided economic benefits.


The Governator!

From the NYTimes:
Asked to describe his governing philosophy seven months after toppling Gray Davis in California's recall election, he said, "Crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentations of their women."

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

This one is interesting as well:

From the New Yorker

TaskWatch Wall Organizer

This is so cool! I want to make one!
TaskWatch Wall Organizer

Also:

From the New York Times OP/ED

Monday, June 21, 2004

�We will burn blanket to kill a flea"

Interesting article from the New Yorker

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Happy Birthday to D3!

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Art League Houston Website

Eric was talking to me about getting someone to 're-do' the ART League website for low price, and i mentioned that i could get a whole crew of guys to work on it pro-bono. He accepted giving us free ceative reign. Basically, they just want a re-design of the site. Same info, just a different presentation. Something cleaner. No change to the logo or anything like that. Just a makeover, really.

Please check out the website for a peek at their current situation. Please submit all design & site map ideas before the end of work on Friday, June 25th by posting them to the blog, or they can be brought with you to the Housewarming Party that same weekend (Sunday, June 27th, 2004).

Todd? You interested?

Thursday, June 17, 2004

One of the hot topics now a days is government power to track people and detain them and suspend the normal rules and so forth. The thing is that the rules aren't there to protect people from government, they are also there to keep government running smoothly. In the latest twist of the prisoner abuse story, top Washington administrators keep prisoners "off the books," and apparently then forget that the prisoners exist!

The New York Times > Washington > Prison Abuse: Rumsfeld Issued an Order to Hide Detainee in Iraq:
"WASHINGTON, June 16 - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, acting at the request of George J. Tenet, the director of central intelligence, ordered military officials in Iraq last November to hold a man suspected of being a senior Iraqi terrorist at a high-level detention center there but not list him on the prison's rolls, senior Pentagon and intelligence officials said Wednesday.
. . .
Seven months later, however, the detainee - a reputed senior officer of Ansar al-Islam, a group the United States has linked to Al Qaeda and blames for some attacks in Iraq - is still languishing at the prison but has only been questioned once while in detention, in what government officials acknowledged was an extraordinary lapse.
'Once he was placed in military custody, people lost track of him,' a senior intelligence official conceded Wednesday night. 'The normal review processes that would keep track of him didn't.'"

The Times' informant speculates that this has something to do with not letting the Red Cross see the prisoner, but this doesn't make sense if they aren't "interviewing" him, eh?

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Confession

"Genuine Imitation Leather"

Nope, folks, it just doesn't get much better than that. Who came up with that phrase? Some super oily, brazen salesperson, I'd reckon.

Damn, I love hazelnut-flavored nondairy creamer! Not to mention just about every baked good must have trace amounts of aluminum in it from that description..

Now that you mention it though, there is one area where I still have weird memory lapses -- computer messaging. I regularly get a feeling of deja vu when sending an e-mail or posting a blog -- wait, haven't I already said that before? Did I send an e-mail just like this already?

Maybe it's the lack of context -- no scenery to associate with a past dialogue, no verbal response, just these sort of ephemeral words out in space ... or, maybe, I'm just an aluminum-head, after all ...

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Powermac G5 RAM

The rumor picture of the new Powermac G5 that came out before the recent speed-bump shows a shorter motherboard with ram in a vertical orientation. However, the RAM in the picture of the liquid cooler covered in the latest AppleInsider.com update looks like it is in the original configuration. This is interesting/odd. AppleInsider | Internal photos show Power Mac G5 liquid cooling system (images)
Pics of the new Power Mac G5? - Engadget - www.engadget.com

The Straight Dope: Does exposure to aluminum cause Alzheimer's disease?

The Straight Dope: Does exposure to aluminum cause Alzheimer's disease? :
The question is whether chronic exposure to small amounts can affect you. Despite lots of research, we still don't know. . . Even more insidious, aluminum is added to many municipal water supplies to help remove floating debris. Aluminum is also found in household baking powder, self-rising flour, cake mix, pancake batter, and frozen dough (as sodium aluminum phosphate, a leavening agent); in nondairy creamers, table salt, and other powdered foods (as an anticaking ingredient); in processed cheese (as an emulsifier); and in hemorrhoid preparations (up to 50 percent aluminum hydroxide).

Body Odor, Fried Chicken, Music

I don't use deodorant, haven't for years. I use an exotic blend of baby powders instead.

While I have not noticed any increased lack of an early onset of Alzheimer's, I have noticed that people invade my personal space a lot less.

Also, last night I had some of the tastiest fried chicken I have ever had in my entire life. It featured some kind of honey fried truffleification. I would like to thank Taggart and the chicken from whence the fried chicken came for this meal.

After the amazing fried chicken I saw my lil brother play at Emo's. He is currently on tour with Ilya, an excellent band from San Diego.

Also, I have moved into an apartment. I now have an address. The floors and walls are bare. There is no electricity because I forget to get it turned on. The water pressure is firehoseusable.

That is all.

Oh, and this from D3:


Smelly but Alert?

Adolph,

Did you know that studies have shown that aluminum-based deodorants are linked with early onset of alzheimer's? Not that you have alzheimers, but hear me out ... just about every commercially available brand of deodorant has aluminum in it -- now we all know not to eat food that's been cooked in aluminum pots for this very reason -- but what about deodorant?

Since becoming prego, I've also discovered that I get a skin rash from using aluminum-based deodorants -- weird, that never happened before -- but now, my body is more sensitive to the bad stuff, I guess ...

Another interesting side effect of pregnancy? I don't get B.O. except when I exercise pretty strenuously -- so I don't have to wear deodorant anymore -- maybe once every few weeks and that's it ...

So what about for you non-pregnant types? They make these deodorant stones -- you can find them at any organic/granola/health store outlet --and they don't contain any aluminum -- pretty cool, huh? I suggest keeping the strong stuff for those times when you're really pumping out the 'ol sweat, but use the organic stuff the rest of the time ...

I actually have noticed a difference in my memory -- I have a much better attention span, remember things more easily, feel sharper all around -- so who knows, maybe it is the deo ..

Another for Todd

All hours are not created equal (Signal vs. Noise):
  • $150/hr Standard Rate
  • $200/hr if you want it NOW
  • $250/hr if you want to watch over my shoulder while I work
  • $300/hr if you want to help
  • $400/hr if you worked on it first

Monday, June 14, 2004

This one's for Todd


I've recently (last year or so) been struck by how small a space in between the sky and dirt we live in. It can seem vast, with a plane perspective; but when you look up and down there is so much more that you can't even touch by just walking around.
This is a picture of Amber on the T-pier on Cross Lake taken when we went to Shreveport a couple of weekends ago.

Most every Monday . . .

. . . morning I go through the same drill. I'm writing emails to various people in the office and I can't think of their names. What is worse is that I can't even look at a list of names and find the person. I look at a list and get lost; I start wondering, "for what was it that I was looking?" Maybe everyone gets like this; maybe I have some sort of "learning disability." Another example of this is one late summer not remembering which color was blue and which was green. It was before classes started, probably second or third grade, and I was cramming newly bought school supplies in a backpack or something. I guess that if I had walked outside I could have remembered, "Oh, the sky is blue and grass is green," but for the moment lived in the abstract world of crayons, pencils and notebooks I couldn't think of it.

Sunday, June 13, 2004

tourin', fishin', hangin', eatin' and cleanin'

I spent my official day of mourning with my little sister and Claire. We rode into town and parked in adolph's vacant spot at his apartment and rode the train downtown. We checked out the majestic metro where Wes and Claire will be married on 10th of July. Then, as we headed back to the train station we peeked at the press machines at the Houston Chronicle. Then, we cut across to back to Main St. through the Chase Bank building.

We made it to Rice University right on time for the campus tour. My sister was amazed. Claire and I hung back and chatted while Barbara was swept along the tour.

We had a nice lunch at Niko's Niko's and headed back home for a long afternoon nap. Too long, it turns out...

I forgot to pick up Carol at work and the baby from school! I ran out the door at 5:15 got the baby and rushed to get carol. If i wasn't so dumb, carol would have been angry.

Saturday morning we hop in the car and head to my step-dad's house on the San Bernard River. We fished a good portion of the late morning and early afternoon away and finished off the afternoon making some BBQ chicken. We were back home 7, gave the baby a bath and went to Wes and Claire's house for another cookout: hot dogs, salad, watermelon, beer, elote, and guacamole!

On the guest list were two kid-ed couples: the Chavez Family and the Craig, Tea, & Evan family (can't remember their last name). It turned out that Craig really enjoyed playing chess, so we planned a Sunday morning game at the local Panera.

He called around 9:30 this morning and picked me up about 15 minutes later. At high noon we had played two games. One win for killy and a draw.

Once home, Carol and i got ready for Adolfo's first non-family related birthday party! We got to Gymboree, had cake and ice cream, played a few games, and left. It was very matter of fact. It almost wasn't fun at all (for me).

Adolfo IV crashed the second we got home. Hard.

We took advantage of the time and cleaned. Hard. The house was a indescribable mess. Hard.

And now we must go grocery shopping - hard.

Friday, June 11, 2004

STORE OPEN TODAY



Check out my Pixeltees store, Two Right Feet.

Vote for Killy!

Rock the Vote!

Open Tomorrow

new monkey


click on the link above to watch the monkey evolve!

Note: you will need to enlarge the popup window to see the whole thing.

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Atlanta

Been back from Atlanta for a day or two.
havnt had a moment however to filter thourgh my images.
here is one from the escalators that lead in and out of MARTA.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Lotsa Free time on my hands �?? so much to do.

Work is nearly dead as summer arrives. Lotsa vacations and few conferences. Requests for posters and meeting av support grinds to a halt and the hallways are quiet. I'm spending my time mulling over the InDesign Total Training CD's, and teaching myself the basics of a 3d application, Cheetah 3D in hopes of getting some illustration assignments from the docs here at work. Here's a small sample:



I rendered it in Cheetah 3D and colored the resulting tiff in photoshop with three different colored selections with the blend mode set to 'color'.

I also happen to have picked up a chess bug after my game with Paul over the Memorial Day weekend (i wish someone would have taken a picture) that i can't seem to get over. I've been looking closely at the Sicilian and it's variations. I'm still not very good, howerver; I lose whenever i play. It's extremely frustrating.

There are lots of things to do at the house, still. Still, the living room needs more paint; the kitchen needs paint on the walls, there are door stops that need to be installed; screens that have to be put up; plants to be repotted; and boxes to put in the attic. The front yard is slowly but surely starting to come back especially with the recent rains we've been having (and continue having all week!) There are some nearly bare spots that i've been watering for the last couple of weeks in hopes that the grass will reach out and choke out the weeds that have taken root there. The back yard is also making progress on the bare left by the dog of the previous owners. Both Sr. Mercado and I cultivated the ground to make it a little more hospitalbe to regrowth. I've noticed the trail leading to the shed is taking on more grass.

One of the tomato plants in the vegetable bed is looking pretty bad off. I'm hoping it'll be able to recover with all the rain it's getting.

The rose vines out back need some serious pruning, as does the tree out in my front yard. I've been putting it off till i can manage to get adolph over to catch me if i fall off the roof.

Adolfo IV started tumbling classes last week and has taken particular joy in practicing on my bed (or any soft spot he can find). Last night, we rolled around on the bedroom floor and bounced on the bed. He's also become a big fan of Finding Nemo and a certain teletubbies dvd carol picked up at Toys R Us.

Here is a small list of words he uses frequently and accurately: cookie, Nemo, mama, daddy, poopoo, teetee, cheepees (peaches), papa (food), shoes, down, moon, aloe, bye-bye, juice, car, toys, nurse, keys, book, ball, finished, no, cereal, dark, hot, chips....

and a myriad of sounds that he uses to get his point across. He also points at things a lot.

If i've missed any, i'm sure carol will post those to the comments section for those of you who are interested in charting his linguistic progress.

The Hidden Fortress

If a large weight falls on you and you are thereby trapped, but not crushed, and you happen to know that help won't arrive for several hours but luckily you are within reach of a VCR and a television set and the VCR just happens to have a copy of The Hidden Fortress, then I think you can consider yourself quite lucky because the movie is excellent.





Apple - Power Mac G5 - Design

Garrison Keiler says that there were no significant birthdays today to report on writer's almanac. However, Apple gave birth to a set of speed-bumped Power Mac G5's. Interestingly, the dual 2.5's won't come until July and have liquid cooling, different from the rest of the line. The dual 2.5 product number skips a number from the sequentially numbered 1.8 and 2.0 models and when I added it to an order at the Apple store, it had a product number of Z0AC.

In reality, they dropped the mid-range and made the low-end model a faster dual processor, along with dropping the price for both by $500. You can tell that the new dual 1.8 is mother-board similar to the old single 1.6 because it only supports up to 4 gig ram and has standard PCI slots instead of PCI-X.

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

HELLO TO ALL

WELL TO CLEAR UP THE VICIOUS RUMORS THAT MR. MERCADO IS SPREADING, IT IS NOT YET MY BIRTHDAY.
MY BIRTHDAY IS ON THE 9TH OF JULY. BUT I AM FLATTERED THAT HE REMEMBERED I WAS A SUMMER CELEBRATOR.

IT WILL BE MY 16TH BIRTHDAY AND I AM VERY EXCITED ABOUT GETTING MY LICENSE. I HAVE BEEN SAVING MY PAPER ROUTE MONEY AND AM HOPING TO PURCHASE A USED KIA.


TODD, TELL DIANA CONGRATS FOR US.

EVERYONE, LAURA IS LEARNING TO PLAY THE MANDOLIN. SO NEXT TIME YOU SEE US WE WILL BE OUR VERY OWN BLUE GRASS BAND.

Mac OS X Tip: Where is what I am working on?

Other people may not have this problem, but sometimes I am working on something and I forget where it is in the file system. For example, I was working on a Fireworks document that I exported to html and images in the same directory, but I forgot where exactly that was and it takes some navigating to find.

So, I tried command clicking on the title in the titlebar and presto, the directory heirarchy menu appeared! When I clicked on the directory above (visually below) the file I was working on, the Finder opened up that directory in a new finder window. Perfect!

There is more: If you do the same thing in Safari, you get links to each website directory above the current web-page. There is a slight bug in this though. When I tried it with the Blogger posting tool, it gave directory up links for the URL in the querystring (the part to the right of the question mark) before the document that resides on blogger.com.

Monday, June 07, 2004

that's right....

my baby's the shit.

i am pleased to announce that the only person selected IN THE WHOLE DAMN COUNTRY to participate in MD Anderson's Oncology Rotation is the one and only DIANA BREWER!

she will be in texas for some face time and a brief autograph session in august.

See you there!

Big Three-Oh ?

Is it the big Three-Oh for Mr. Flynn? If so, happy birthday my good man. If not, then when is it?

Also


I have not yet moved into my new apartment. The property manager lady was sposed to call me last week with a move-in date, but she did not. And I have meant to telephone her today, but I lost the number with my wallet, and I can't find it on the internet, so ...


Also

Airport Express looks pretty neat, eh?

My Father

Has gout

Isn't it hereditary??

I heard but don't know as I haven't made time to look that up.
What I have made time for though, is to look up affordable housing for my parents here in Houston.
That's right, my brothers and sisters are looking into getting my parents to move back to the states where we can help them out more easily and where we can be sure they are doing OK.

With that in mind, anyone interested in making an investment of $45,000.00 for a three year old brand new house in the beautiful and quaint village of Santiago Maravatillo?

This would be a great place for summer vacations, a relaxing, industry free, vestal environment where fresh tortillas and one type of cheese (queso fresco) are available on a dialy basis. Maybe a summer getaway??? Maybe a place to teach summer classes. Maybe a sort of timeshare where we can all buy a part in and share it amongst ourselves.
Maybe a nice photo lab...
Home base for the weary traveler...

So I got a mass email from you on my GMail

and I created a label for you called ApeToes
Doing a search on google for Ape Toes gave me this treasure!

Saturday, June 05, 2004

i'll never learn to paint.

Paul, are you my neighbor?

When are you moving, or if already in, which apt. are you living in?
You should come by for some coffee - do you need any help with the DL thing? I'd love to lend a hand.
Todd, I'm glad to hear you're doing well-we need to all get together for an El Sol breakfast soon.
By the way....who has gout?

Friday, June 04, 2004

hey, funny guy...

K.D. Lang is a good suggestion.



although, she looks a lot tougher than me.

Todd's character for the movie.

I think K.D. Lang would be a good choice.

todd

job for ya!

well, one that i would like anyway

good reason for me to go back to school!

Ryan Larkin?

from metafilter.com

Ryan is a documentary about Oscar nominee/animator Ryan Larkin, who now panhandles on the streets of Montreal. A preview clip is at the far right of the photo gallery.

Horrible!

As I walked away from the ATM machine (after withdrawing 150 dollars destined for R.Kane) I remember thinking to myself "Would it not be horrible if I lost my wallet today?"

Well, that is exactly what happened. Somehow between the Smoothie place and my office (about 100 steps and an elevator ride) I lost my wallet. Either it fell out on its own, or it had 'assistance'. At any rate I am now driver's license-less, credit-card less, check-card-less, and 150 dollars-less (actually 300 dollars-less seeing as the money was destined for R.Kane).

Sigh.




Following in Homer's steps...

When Homer accidentally creates the newest money-maker for his family, Tomacco, he isn't far off from reality, according to this article.

Now the question is this,
Do carrot leaves contain nicotine?

who indeed?

i'm thinking the ape who played 'Clyde' from the 'Any Which Way But Lose' series of movies would be a natural.

speaking of monkeys, the really heroic part of this whole incident is the epic struggle with the FRIGGIN' MONKEY ON MY BACK! addiction is an odd thing. i feel this constant low grade anxiety, a terrible urge to do that thing i must not. thanks to my buddy the patch the only thing i have to beat is the habit. all kinds of triggers that would normally send me outside for a 'breath of fresh air' must be dealt with differently. to that end i have purchased a bag of baby carrots.

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Made for TV Movie

Who would play todd in the made for TV movie of the incredible journey of one young man (some would say 'hero') who, while working at a small start-up company with no benefits, was striken by a congenital lung defect rendering him bed-ridden with no job. Having spent his life savings on a modest ring for his sweetheart (who is nearly 1000 miles away from him in, ironically, medical school), he is without a cushion on which to live...

He is forced to the streets but works his way out of despondency after having watched the resourcefulness of a squirrel as winter sets in....

who could play such a demanding role????

a.



b.



OR

c.



Plus,

THIS actually exists.

once, twice, three times a lady.............

hey bleb-boy......if you need a runnin partner when yur
done healin yourself give me a call.

NICODERM

MAYBE YOU COULD PROPOSE TO NICODERM:

�YOU ARE A SMOKER WHO SORELY NEEDS TO QUIT BECAUSE OF FLAT TIRE LUNG DISORDER.
�YOU NEED SURGUREY SO THE DOC'S CAN USE FIX-A-FLAT ON YO PO AZZ.
�BUT IF YOU PROMISE TO USE NICODERM PATCHES INSTEAD OF STITCHES ON THE SEW-UP-TODD PHASE.
AND THEY IN TURN PAY FOR THE FUN PROCEDURE.

�THEY GET ALL THE RIGHTS TO YOUR STORY.

EVERYONES HAPPY AND YOU QUIT SMOKING, WITH THE HELP OF NICODERM.

CORPORATE AMERICA OUT.

amazing collapsing boy!

although, a super hero whose power is to collapse their own lung would hardly strike fear in the hearts of evildoers.

Thanks to all for the outpouring of sympathy and good advice. the good news is that my lung is inflating nicely, and NO CHEST TUBES ARE REQUIRED! and that is good news. the downside is that there is absolutely nothing to prevent this from happening again; your prayers notwithstanding.

by that i don't mean nothing CAN be done, just that nothing HAS BEEN done. if i so choose i can pay a medical professional to :

  • cut me open (with tiny little cuts)
  • deflate my lung
  • stick a long skinny tool into my chest
  • staple up all those nasty little blebs
  • horribly abrade my lung and chest wall
  • fill my lung back up
  • sew me back up
  • and finally, pump me full of drugs for the next few days.

that is way up there on my list of things to do once i get health insurance. right after my breast augmentation.

and i have been smoke free all day.

Fahrenheit 911

Check out the trailer for Mr. Moore's latest:

"I call upon all nations, to do everything they can, to stop these terrosist killers. Thank you.... now watch this drive."


Fahrenheit 911

todd

when killy told me
i said
if i were diana i would tell him to stop smoking
killy said
then he would break up with you then and there
and i said
that's why he's going out with diana and not me
she will probably let him know in her own way how much worry and pain this causes her golden tender heart...

todd

stop smoking

although looking at that link you put up
i didn't see where smoking made this a problem
but i wouldn't push it anymore

we love you too much

and so does my little baby
even though he treats you like a bug

TODD..........MR.serpa

SOME THINGS IN LIFE ARE SUBTLE, SILENT AND SLOW MOVING, UNNOTICABLE CHANGES THAT TAKE PLACE ALONG WITH THE EBB AND FLOW OF LIFE.

THIS HOW EVER WILL NOT BE.


STOP SMOKING MUTHAF**KER. YOU GOT SOME TENDER LUNGS, AND THEY IS ASKIN TO NOT BE PUNCHED IN THE TEETH ON A REGULAR BASIS, IMAGINE IF YOU WILL, SOME SMALL CREATURES - WORKING AS HARD AS THEY CAN - TILL EXHAUSTION - SO HARD THAT THEY "COLLASPE" FROM THEIR OWN EXHURTION - GIVE THOSE TINY AND CHARRED CREATURES A HELPING HAND. WE ALL LIKE YOU TODD. A LOT. WE THINK YOU ARE AN A-OKAY GUY. DONT GO AND FUCKING DIE CAUSE YOU LIKE TO PUT LEAFY BIT TO YOUR MOUTH, SET THEM AFLAME AND INHALE THE RESULTING BYPRODUCT. I UNDERSTAND THAT SMOKING MAY NOT BE THE CAUSE OF THE BLEB STUFF, BUT GEEZE.

LOVE COLIN.

BLEB REPORT

I just talked to Todd and he is fully functional and in 'considerably less pain'. He has some follow-up exams today.

Spontaneous Pneumothorax!!!!



Yikes! I just read your post and want to call to see if you are ok, but it is past 11:30 in the pm so I expect that you are asleep.

Between Ryan and myself we have plenty of time if you need rides to the hospital, or to the vet, or if you need emergency supplies of Dr.Pepper or some other anti-bleb medicine.

CALL ME IF YOU NEED ANYTHING! (EXCEPT CIGARETTES!!!)

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

once again.

so there i am, sitting at my desk, working away at restoring as much email as i can after my entourage database went south. just minding my own, not hurtin' nobody, when i become aware of a small twinge in my back.


'that's odd' i think, 'maybe i am just sitting funny'

and the pain grows. and grows...

long story short : i take myself to the hospital (again) get shot up, poked and prodded (again) x-rayed (again) and sure enough; my damnhellfuckingcrappieceofgodamnedshitassbastard lung has gone down. again.

luckily for me it is just 'a little collapsed' and i can go home once i find a ride. morphine and motor vehicles do not mix. finlly get a hold of boss paul, go home and sleep 'til now.

the morphine has pretty much worn off and i am hurting again

On the bright side, i found this site for people like me.

hey is for whores

Carol, I say you make killy clean the house.

Hey Paul,
that grnaddaddy album, is that the guy from the flamming lips?

If not he sounds exactly like him.

time

escapes me
tonight - it will be time to cuddle with my Adolfo Fidel as soon as we get home
I will take time to be with him in his room full of toys
and give him time to show me how all of them work
then i must sneak some time to make dinner for my husband
and somehow squeeze in the time to feed Adolfo Fidel at the same time
when it will suddenly be time to give Adolfo Fidel a bath
a time when he shows off for mommy
spitting out the bath tub letters across the water like flying fish
this is the time i can relaxe
i let him take his time in the water
and let the tub fill slowly
so after a time
i can drain and refill it one more time
then it's time to brush our teeth
Adolfo Fidel hates this time
but we do it, dutifully, and quickly
because now it's time to go to sleep

and i haven't had time to clean

but i have a wonderful husband who will give me some time
to breathe

In a whirlwind ?

Listen to this album.


iTunes Link





trying to find some stability

i feel as if i'm floating. the hardest part about having the house is budgeting your time; figuring out the patterns of this new life ...

chaos. chaos. chaos.

blagh

ALSO,

A BIG CONGRATS TO CAROL AND KILLY ON THE HOUSE.

WHAT IS INTERESTING TO ME IS HOW WE AS PEOPLE....BOYS-TO-MEN AND (I'M ASSUMING HERE) GIRLS-TO-WOMEN, FOLLOW A PATH. WE FORGE OUT FOR OURSELVES THAT WHICH WE SAW WAS AVAILABLE. LIKE A HOUSE AND A STABLE JOB AND A SIGNIFIcant other. WE FIND THESE THINGS AND MAKE ONTO IT A FAMILY. GROW TYHE CHILDREN AND CONTINUE IN AN UNBROKEN SPECTRUM THAT WHICH CAME BEFORE.

SOMETHING TO WHICH NONE OF US CLAIM AS OUR OWN PERSONAL DREAM CREATION. I WORK FOR THIS BECAUSE I WISH TO MAKE MY LIFE INTO LIFE AS I LEARNED IT.

THIS IS NOT A world of my parents youth, where you wear as a badge of honor A MILITARY RECORD. I HEAR OF THOSE THAT GO TO THE FRONTS IN THE NAME OF VALOR AND RIGHTEOUS HONOR AND I CRINGE.

IN MY BELIEF THEY GO TO MEET DEATH, TO FULLFILL A QUOTA OF BLOOD REQUIRED BY GREED. I MIGHT BE WRONG. I MIGHT BE SHORT SIGHTED AND SEE THROUGH THE EYES OF A PAMPERED AMERICAN CHILD WITH THE LUXURY OF BRACES AND SOCCER PRACTICE WITH A LEARNED COACH. WE DO NOT KNOW THE TRUE NAME OF SUFFERING, MYSELF AND I.

AND WITH MY SHORT SIGHTEDNESS I SPEAK OUT AGAINST ALL AGGRESSION AS A SIN AGAINST THE MOST BASIC OF UNITING FACTORS. THAT OF HUMANITY. I MINDLESSLY BELIEVE THAT THE MOTHERS AND FATHERS AND CHILDREN IN IRAQ AND AFGANISTAN AND COUNTLESS OTHER SPOTS OF CONFLICT, ARE THE SAME AS ME. THEY LOVE THEIR CHILDREN AS I LOVE MINE. KNOW THEM TO BE THE FUTURE OF UNIMAGINED POSSIBILITY. THE BOMBS ARE DROPPING AND THEY HAVE TO RECONCILE A SHREDDED HEART AS THEIR KIN ARE TORN FROM PEOPLE TO MEAT. FUCK YEAH I'D FIGHT AND KILL INVADING FORCES.


OH COMMERCIAls are over.

BACK TO REGULAR SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING. GOD SAVE THE KING.


colin.

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

HELLO?

HI ALL, I'M NOT SURE IF THIS IS COMING IN OR NOT.

WELL IT'S BEEN A BIT OF TIME SINCE I SAID WORD ONE TO YA'LL, MY OFICIAL CREW.

I BUSY AS HELL FIGRIN OUT THE NEW JOB AND KEEPING A REASONABLE LEVEL OF SANITY AT THE HOMESTEAD.

CONGRATS TO TODD AND DIANA - THATS FAIRY TALE SHIT

CONGRATS TO PAUL ON THE JOB. GO TO THE MUSEAM ON THE UT CAMPUS NEXT TO THE DOBIE FOR ME.

HOPE TO MAKE IT SOUTH SOMETIME IN THE NEAR FUTURE, WHO KNOWS.

ALL'S MOVING ALONG UP HERE.

I'M ACTUALLY WORKING FOR THE SOCCER DEPT. SO THAT IS A PERK.

LATER.

a few words about gout

this is mostly for carol, but others may be interested as well.

a really good way to avoid gout flare-ups is to drink more water.

when flare-ups occur use ibuprofen based products, not tylenol or regular aspirin. tylenol has no anti-inflammatory properties, and aspirin can actually make the flare-up worse.

however, if aspirin is being taken daily, for heart related stuff, it should not be discontinued.

this information provided free of charge by diana brewer.

Memorial Day Weekend

I hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day weekend. I sure did. Of course, I spent 85 percent of my waking hours eating, or getting ready to eat. It was great to see Killy and Carol and the family of Killy and Carol and their nice little house with the blue door and big oak tree.

It was also neat to witness the crack and boom of a fierce hail-storm. Literally out of the blue it came and banged up all sorts of car hoods. It was great fun.