Friday, July 31, 2009

OK, let's see how blogging via SMS works here...

Saturday, July 25, 2009


ComicCon's massive exhibit hall + SOE block party = my legs hate me now.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wicked, the musical

Wicked is playing in San Diego during the month of August. Tickets start at $30, which isn't bad. Afternoon and evening showings. And the story idea appeals to me. I ought to see about going to see it. And maybe wrangling tickets for Dean and Lia.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Brasse's new home

Huzzah. Brasse is now working for SOE. I so need to introduce her to Arrogant Bastard at the block party.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Sarah Palin resigns

Sarah Palin's resigned as governor of Alaska. My guess: someone was getting too close to a real scandal. There's been a lot of charges of her abusing her position to cover up things or help her friends. Most of those were dismissed due to evidence not being there or no cooperation from witnesses. It's possible someone was getting close to some real evidence that those charges were really valid and someone connected to Palin scuttled the investigation somehow. With her out of office, there'll be a lot less pressure to dig deep into that. And then she's had some weirdness in her personal life, especially with her daughter and grandkids. There could be another personal scandal brewing that someone was getting wind of. If she's out of office it'll be a lot easier to let that blow over without it making national headlines. In both cases, by the time it's time to start a Presidential campaign for 2012 all the scandals will be old news and it's much easier to deal with old news and a hiatus from political life than it is to deal with a live records of "just one thing after another".

Either that or she's decided that she just can't face the constant digging into her personal and professional life that goes along with a political career these days and is quitting politics entirely. Up until her vice-presidential candidacy she's had mostly to deal with local politics in a state where even state-wide politics more resembles small-town politics than anything else. It's entirely possible she simply had no clue what getting into national politics would entail, and once she'd gotten some experience with it just decided she wanted no part of this.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Michael Jackson scandal

Apparently they've found some powerful sedatives in MJ's home. Not just powerful, really powerful. The kind of powerful that's usually used in operating rooms as an anesthetic and delivered intravenously. Methinks Michael was taking a few things he shouldn't've been and overdosed.


Got the eye exam done today. I've been having some problems focusing, everything's clear but it's like it wants to split in two. We found the reason: the prism adjustment in my lenses was off. My eyes want to focus a bit behind the object I'm looking at, and the prism adjustment to compensate for that was off. The new lenses should correct that. I'm also changing frame styles back to a full-rim titanium set, and having a full nosepiece put in instead of the two separate pads. That should make the glasses more comfortable. This pair gets the full prescription plus photo-grey, anti-glare and everything. Towards the end of the month I'm going back to get a second pair for close-up (reading and computer) work. Those won't need the photo-grey or anti-glare coating so the lenses'll be cheaper

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Grumble. Parks Sabers has discontinued their original line of EL sabers in favor of the new Phase models. Problem is, the Phase line doesn't include the old designs that I liked and wanted. Grumble.