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Archive for the 'small talk' Category

Facebook: Sucked In, Yeah

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

I don’t add new entries to this thing much anymore; Facebook has claimed more of my time. It’s easier to update and I have a captive audience. I’m also not satisfied with Movable Type. My blog hosting service tells me my options are limited as to upgrading/design (let alone comments-spam filters) so until I can [...]

Weather Geeking, Orchid Geeking

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Keeping orchids alive outdoors is a challenge where I live. It’s been raining for almost a week and will most likely rain through this coming week. Nights get down to about 35 degrees and the temp hasn’t topped 42 or so during the day since the rains resumed. I grow a lot of Mexican Laelia [...]

Mountain House, New Year’s Eve

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Me and Kate. Kate is decked out in the Mountain House’s finest Happy New Year! tiara.

Happy Holidays

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

My mom’s cat, Mickey, guards the presents on Christmas Eve.


Saturday, December 20th, 2008

It snowed here last Tuesday morning. Most of it melted by 2pm. The next night the temperature got down to about 28F and it’s rarely been above 40 since then. Many orchids have been moved indoors, and flood/heatlamps have been installed within the mini-greenhouses. Tuesday through Thursday next week we’re promised some sort of “extreme [...]

Streaming Radio

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

I’ve reactivated Nicecast streaming. An older Mac laptop is hooked up to a 275 gig hard drive full of AACs and MP3s. It’s feeding an iTunes app set on “shuffle.” The URL is http://limahuli.dnsalias.com:8000/listen.m3u I’ll keep this running until a) I get bored with it, b) the laptop overheats, or c) the RIAA and/or Comcast [...]

Kings Mountain Art Fair

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

I’ll be working at the information booth in the fire station bay on Monday, Labor Day, 3-5pm. Come over and say hello.

iPhone Photography Awards: Results

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Last week I complained that the judging seemed to have … well, never taken place. Later in the week I received an email from the organizer stating the results would be given this morning. And so they were. I got second prize in the nature category for the photo at left. Grand prize winner Michael [...]

I Apologize For Neglecting You, Treasured Readers

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

I assure you that you rule no less for my enduring my thoughtlessness. Your patience, loyalty and tolerance is an inspiration. No, really. As a puny token of my love (and guilt), I present to you this iPhone photo taken yesterday (southbound 280, Half Moon Bay exit) at 75mph. I coulda effing died snapping this [...]

Catching My Breath

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Around a week ago I unpacked my last box and went back to work at the office in San Francisco after five days off to move and regroup. I spent this week trying to get caught up at work and came home every night and appreciated my new surroundings. Tomorrow I meet Beautiful Housecleaners (yes, [...]