You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams

Location: Kentucky, United States

Thursday, November 27, 2003

Dear Blogger,

Dear Blogger,

I know this is the time of year that we should reflect on what we are grateful for. However, as I have tried to spend the day in quite reflection of how truly blessed I am with family, a good job, a roof over my head, and hobbies and interests to keep me busy. I keep sticking on this one, very minor, yet irritating gripe.

You promised me a hoodie, a Blogger Hoodie to be exact. I didn't ask you to. You promised it to me for being a paying Blogger Pro customer. It was a good thing when you expanded Blogger Pro to include everyone who was using the your service and I was not upset that what I had paid for, you where now giving away for free. But, to make up for it you said I could have a Blogger Hoodie for free. I don't own a hoodie of any sort, have never really liked the looks of one. This one is blue with a orange B on the chest. I thought, "Okay, you want to give me something for free, that's cool, I'll take it. Maybe one of the boys will wear it." But then I waited, and I waited. I would go to the mailbox thinking, "Maybe today the hoodie will come." But, no hoodie, no orange B to wear like a blogging super-hero.

It has wormed it's way into my head, and now I sit here on turkey day, coveting something I don't even want. So I am going to sit here and sulk until it comes. I don't care that the mail doesn't run today. I want my Hoodie, now!

P.S. Also, while we are at it, you keep telling me I can post from email or post to the future. Take this post for example, I set it to be published on Thursday, now checking my site on Saturday I find that once again you have let me down. The post is still stuck somewhere in your server, telling me in the control panel that it has been posted. However, now I will long in and jam it through manually.

Hello.... Blogger...are you there?

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Talkin Turkey

I hope to have a four-day weekend. All the Doc's are out of office. As long as nothing STAT comes in I'll be alright.

We have two big family dinners over the weekend. Tomorrow will just be us at home. We will save up eating till Saturday. I plan on spending some time finishing Final Fantasy X finally. X2 is on my christmas list for Bev to get me.

Oh yeah, and sleep, plenty of sleep.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody.

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

File under: For future use.

One of the Doctors I work with keeps sending me patients with the diagnosis of “pre-syncope episodes.

Syncope, according to Merriam-Webster, means: loss of consciousness resulting from insufficient blood flow to the brain, or to put it more simply, fainting.

My question is this, isn’t everyone (who is, at this moment, conscious) technically having a pre-syncope episode?

Maybe we could use this to our advantage. Next time you need an excuse for being late or missing a work deadline, just tell them, “It’s not my fault, I was having a pre-syncope episode.”

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Top three choices for title of next Matrix movie

Finding Neo...

Agent Smith goes to Washington...

The Matrix: Retread; buy three, get one free.

Vote for your favorite.

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

This just in...

Major HTML code changes going on here at Timothy-Tucker.com. See that black line at the top of the page? Wooooooooooooooooow! I think I strained something.

Tuesday, November 11, 2003


Sunday, November 09, 2003

Oh Deer,

It's that time of year again! The forest around our home is full of strangers armed with high powered rifles, eager to shoot at anything that moves.

Friday, November 07, 2003

Is that a kosher pork pie?

Bev and I are off for the weekend to celebrate another milestone on my slide into old age and infirmity. We are going to Lexington to The Mad Hatters Hat Shop and try and find one of these, and one of these and a leather pork pie, one of these, for my bald, boring head.

If you can't flaunt it, cover it up I always say.

Hopefully this will include plenty of gratuitous marital relations followed by carbo-loading at Olive Garden. ( I can't believe he wrote that ) Then maybe a movie ;)

Welcome to: MyMatrix. If I ran things.com

Instead of the movie we have, how about this...

First let's tie it in with the first two movies.

(1.) In The Matrix, Neo asks "Where am I", and Morph replies that "It's not where that is important, but when. He then tells Neo that they are really farther in the future than those living in the Matrix thought.

(2.) In The Animatrix we learn of a boy who "woke" himself up from the Matrix.

(3.) In Reloaded, Neo is told that there is in imbalance in the Matrix programming that causes some to drop out and go to Zion.

(4.) At the end of Reloaded, Neo whacks the squids with some mental mojo, but no one knows how.

Now my version:

Neo begins to learn that he has powers in the Real also, then after much kung fu, and Smith bashing Neo, ala' the end of the first movie, "sees" that even when in the "Real" he is still in the Matrix. The programmer's answer to the imbalance was to create a second Matrix outside the first to keep complete control over humanity. Zion exists only within this second false reality. Neo then "wakes" himself up, then others, to find that they are MUCH farther into the future than they had thought. The sky is no longer scorched. The robot society is self-sufficient and has simply been maintaining the human race who were trapped in a "prison of their own minds" Neo was the catalyst needed for a paradigm shift in human awareness that allowed for humanity to accept its true condition.

Tell me what yah think

You can't make this stuff up. Part II

I’m running the clippers over his chest, prepping him for a cardiac stress test. He looks up at me and says, “Why don’t you just burn the hair off?”

I chuckle and say, “Well, I guess that would work, but then we would have a whole new set of problems.”

“Like what?” he asks.

My eyebrows go up at the seriousness in his tone. “Well, for one you would be burnt.”

“Naw,” he says, “I done it several times.”

“How did that happen?” I ask, trying to think of job related hazards to chest hair.

He says, proudly, “ I set it on fire here,” pointing at his stomach, “and I put it out when it gets to my neck.”

Warning! No Spoilers Ahead!

Well, overall we liked The Matrix: Revolutions. I was hoping for a more philosophical ending, but the special effects were amazing.

Thursday, November 06, 2003

Dessert in the Desert of the Real

The boys and I are heading to see the final Matrix movie just as soon as I get off work. We are really looking forward to it. The not too great reviews don't matter. It's an event and we are going to enjoy it. I am not too concerned that the second movie didn't amaze quite like the first. The first one was so groundbreaking the next one had to be a let down. On the other hand though the second one made me go back and look at the depth of meaning in the trilogy. Also, on seeing the second one on DVD I am still in awe of the fight scene on the staircases. Run it in slow motion and it plays out logically like a dance. Too cool!

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Bear with me

For almost a week I have been knocked off Blogger. After repeated emails to service I received a vague reply that I was being turned over to, well, paraphrased, someone who knew what they were doing.

In the meantime I got tired of waiting. I am eventually moving to a new provider, new site; the whole nine yards. I already have the domain name and space; just have to get the site a little better to my liking.

http://starvingpoet.net is where I am going. It is pretty bare right now. Slowly stealing time to work on it.