Friday – iPhone Random 10 + 1
With blog shorts

  1. Just Like Heaven (Cure)
  2. Black Betty (Ministry)
  3. Goodbye Girl (Squeeze)
  4. Love Shack (B52s)
  5. Pimpf (Depeche Mode)
  6. Since You’ve Been Gone (Outfield)
  7. Trip Me Up (Judybats)
  8. We Work the Black Seam (Sting)
  9. Ripcord (Radiohead)
  10. Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode)
  11. I Can See For Miles (Who)
  • I’ve had another request for me to use my psychic powers to predict the powerball numbers for tomorrow’s drawing.  Unfortunately ever since Obama has taken office and made his promise to “put science back in its rightful place” I haven’t been feeling very psychic. That or it might have to do with Venus’ location in the sky relative to Orion’s belt, or lack there of.  I also have the legal ramifications of predicting powerball numbers to deal with.
  • Two days off of school wasn’t quite enough for my children.  Danielle and Justin are fighting off some nasty virus. Justin has managed to go to school; Danielle, not so much.  I hope she gets better soon – she has her first basketball game tomorrow and I am the coach.  I may have to make her skip even if she is feeling better just so I don’t infect my whole team.
  • Why do some people think a urinal is as good place to spit out your gum? If I were a janitor, that would really piss me off… so to speak.  I can almost understand some A-hole doing it at a gas station, but this was at work.
  • I can always tell if new people who follow me on twitter are spammers.  It’s actually pretty easy.  If they are following me they are spammers.
  • Via Pharyngula: The administrators at Union Public School Independent District No. 9 of Oklahoma have harrassed and violated the civil rights of a young woman named Brandi Blackbear because … she is accused of witchcraft. They say she used a magic spell to make one of her teachers sick.
  • I think I may have a Micro Black Hole in my stomach.  Anyone who has ever eaten lunch with me would likely agree.
  • Fun Fact: Depeche Mode the only band in this weeks 10+1 that has more than a one word band name (I don’t count “The”).

Friday – iPhone Random 10 + 1
With blog shorts

  1. When You’re Mine (EMF)
  2. Dim (Dada)
  3. Avenue B (Gogol Bordello)
  4. We’re the Replacements (TMBG)
  5. Drive (Cars)
  6. Exhuming McCarthy (REM)
  7. All I Want Is You (U2)
  8. Get On Out (Soul Asylum)
  9. Power of Equality (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  10. Now This Is Fun (Depeche Mode)
  11. The Body (PIL)
  • We had our first basketball practice of the winter season for Danielle.  In a complete flip from last season, I have several 6th graders and almost everyone has played basketball before.  If I can’t win a game or at least be competitive with this group, then I am doing something wrong as a coach.  Or more wrong than I think I am.
  • Obama has been President for days now and the world still hasn’t ended.  What gives?  No Armageddon, no Rapture, no nothing.

Reverse Pyramid Scheme Meme?

via Casa Christy

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me. It will be about or tailored to those five lucky “victims.”

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
– I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
– what I create will be just for you.
– it’ll be done this year
– you have no clue what it’s going to be. It may be a poem or story. I may make something all craft-y like. It may be a CD.
– I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.
– I may still have packets of Mayo that I won in a contest years ago sitting in my drawer that would make a very interesting tuna sandwich.

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you have to put this on your site as well, if you expect me to do something for you!

Friday – iPhone Random 10 + 1
With blog shorts

  1. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)
  2. Breaking the Girl (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  3. We’re the Replacements (They Might Be Giants)
  4. Green Thoughts (Smithereens)
  5. Love In Itself (Depeche Mode)
  6. Thumb (Dinosaur Jr.)
  7. Helter Skelter (U2)
  8. Dog (Dada)
  9. Rastabilly (Dead Milmen)
  10. Taking My Chances (Outfield)
  11. A Very Good Idea (Material Issue)
  • Basketball season for Danielle is starting up and once again I am the coach.  I’m hoping to improve on last season’s 0 – 6 record.  I have 11 girls on my team, which is double what I had last season.  That should help.  Based on jersey sizes, it looks like I may have at least one tall girl, which would be a nice change.  Last season we were giving up an average of 4 to 6 inches height to the other teams for our post players.
  • The other night at Allison’s group ice skating lesson (not to be confused with her private lesson or her synchronized skating team), we found out that she is related to a girl in her class.  I think they are 4th cousins on my mom’s side.
  • Justin tested for his Blue belt in Tai-Kwon-Do this past weekend.  He really enjoys the classes and it looks like a pretty darn good workout.

Friday – iPhone Random 10 + 1
With random blog shorts

  1. St. Louis To Chicago (Finns)
  2. Geography(Judybats)
  3. Axur, Finale (Mozart)
  4. The Light From A Cake (Camper Van Beethoven)
  5. Closer To You (Mighty Lemon Drops)
  6. Lucky Ball& Chain (They Might Be Giants)
  7. A Little Respect (Erasure)
  8. Whisper to a Scream [Birds Fly] (Icicle Works)
  9. V.F.W. (Dead Milkmen)
  10. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (Smiths)
  11. Strangelove (Depeche Mode)
  • Work is still crazy-busy.  So if anyone is still reading this blog, that is why I haven’t posted much lately.  I really wish I had some ME time.  I have ideas for several iPhone apps, but am struggling to learn the api’s and dev-environment.
  • I have a strong urge to find time to work on novel revisions too.  It is too good of a story to be left unpublished and in a state of incomplete revisions.
  • I find I read most blogs via RSS and almost never comment on any of them anymore.  Its not that I’m not interested in what is being said, it’s that it is very convenient to have the post come to me and less convenient to open the browser and reply.
  • Basketball season for Danielle is starting up again.  Being the coach’s daughter she has been forced to practice dribbling and shooting nearly everyday.  Hopefully we can do better than last season’s 0 – 6 record.  At least they didn’t try to buy out my contract…
  • Synchro-skating is coming into the competition season.   Allison will have a competition every couple of weeks from now through May.  It’s amazing how far the girls have come in just a few months of practice.
  • I thought this might be a gaming weekend, but I’m thinking that fell through.