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Today was just full of surprises...

It started with the strangest three-way IM conversation I'd had in awhile, which then extended into Karak and I talking (he went out to the DT colo to check on down servers) while he was on his way to pick up Fuul for a late-night meal. V. strange, but as usual I love Da Guys as much as I ever have.

Giving new meaning to killing two birds with one stone, the squirrel Himself killed today was pregnant. We are also fairly sure it was the squirrel that dragged things off the deck and up its tree. Either way, that's several less squirrels to chew on the deck and dig up bulbs from the garden, so I'm happy.

An Amazon.com package arrived today with Good Families Don't (the best book ever about farts) and After A Fashion: How to Reproduce, Restore, and Wear Vintage Styles. revme, you've created a monster -- both Laurel and my little sister want me to make them stuffed farts (to look like the fart in the book). I'll post pictures after I've made them; in the meanwhile, I need to pick up some polarfleece and fake fur and find my needle safe 'cause my doll sculpting needles are in it.

Himself and I were delegated to pick up pizza and more drinks for the house, which resulted in us coming home with said pizza, three 12-packs of Dr Pepper (most of the household drinks it in varying amounts), a box of apple cinnamon oatmeal, two packages of brand-name bacon and chocolate chips. It was priceless when Himself mocked me for having to think to remember my current phone number with a Special Ed voice and the checker interrupted him mid-"Yay Donkey Kong!" with "Would you like me to smack him for you?". I love being home so much.

Nick Jr's website has followed the evil of Playhouse Disney in no longer offering easy-to-save .gif or .pdf files of its free coloring pages and books. Armed with a full copy of Adobe Acrobat, I've been systematically printing them to PDF via Acrobat Distiller. If you'd like a CD-R of all the various coloring pages I have, drop me an e-mail and I'll hook you up.

Later conversation with Karak led to more planning for our Valentine's Day hanging out -- we're going to watch Gigantic on DVD on a comfy couch with the /dev/blanket. We should probably stock up on chocolate Penguins and cheddar butter popcorn now. *chuckles*

With that, I need to get a few things in the mail tomorrow -- the February issue of Parenting arrived Tuesday but has sat here while I was wrestling a head cold, at least some of the 2T clothes need to be sent to their next wearer, and I seriously need to finish thank-you notes for holiday gifts even if I don't know which of Himself's relatives gave Laurel what.


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Jan. 9th, 2004 03:08 am (UTC)
Hooray! I'm glad you liked the stuff! I got you the dress book, too, so you could have a present too, since the other one seemed more up Laurel's alley.

I shall probably email and/or ICQ you later (or dependingly, check my ICQ messages when I get home. Either way, the main thing I'm sayin' is that I'm at work.)

Also, hooray for Gigantic and food. Gigantic is awesome. I got to meet the director! He's really nice. I met him when I was making "Trootcottoun", and he was at SIFF for the Gigantic Screening with Flansburgh. I told him a little bit about what I was makin' and how I loved Gigantic, but it made me a little sad and angry because I realised that anything I was going to do stylistically was made irrelevant and done better by him. Then we laughed. I got his autograph.

And I think Flans ended up stealing my sharpie, but that's OK, cause he's Flansburgh, and he can have all the sharpies he wants.
Jan. 9th, 2004 03:36 am (UTC)
You are going to spoil me rotten. Want a Martha Stewart action figure? She's small (her base is 1980s GI Joe size), but she's fierce with the stock bazooka launcher from her base figure and swank paint job.

Is going to be fun to break the seal on my copy of Gigantic with Karak. If TMBG plays the LoDo Music Festival again, I am so taking him. (I've caught both their appearances on volunteer passes, but missed seeing Camper Van Beethoven in 2003 because I was still in NC. *sigh*)

Didn't AJ Schnack autograph someone in TODCRA's laptop?

Metallic Sharpies are the absolute shit in my marker-stained life right now. I really need to cut the cord and commit to acquiring more art markers.
Jan. 9th, 2004 05:08 am (UTC)
heh, OK! That sounds pretty cool, since odd toys are neato.

It's too bad you had to miss Camper Van.. I've got a live CD of a show that Cracker did with them (which, y'know, shouldn't be too hard, since David Lowery's in both bands and all, heh), which is pretty cool, since it seemed to have more Cracker stuff, and I like Cracker a lot better than Camper Van (which had its moments, and some really great moments, but also a lot of songs that just were sorta eaugh. I don't think I have it anymore, but I used to have a CD by Monks Of Doom that was the bits of Camper Van that didn't go on to Cracker (mainly, everyone but David), and whoo-boy is that bad.) Cracker puts on a pretty good show, too, so I would assume Camper Van would as well.

But yes, he autographed Ben's, joining the ranks of John Flansburgh, The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Maybe John Linnell, Tycho Brahe (from Penny Arcade, not the historical figure), and some others, maybe Dr. Frank of MTX?

Also, luckily, Flans just took a standard black sharpie, not a special one, since I figure the other sorts are very expensive.
Jan. 10th, 2004 09:53 am (UTC)
It doesn't have Dr. Frank, I don't think. It does have all the members of Fluffy Kittens, though... I'll compile a Compleat List at such time as I find where I stashed the stupid thing.

ALSO: It has lots of PPG stickers on it.
Jan. 10th, 2004 10:53 pm (UTC)
That laptop is totally fighting crime, trying to save the world.

With the power of Rock (signatures).
Jan. 10th, 2004 10:54 pm (UTC)
Also, I remember the Fluffy Kittens seemed to really get off on sharing a laptop with Al.
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