December 10th, 2005


Odd Sights Downtown

If you don't have anything else to do on Saturday night, please head down to Little City and see the second night of The Best Salvage Vanguard Holiday Ever. My friend sistrmoon and I went to it tonight, and it was a blast. While not all of the five-to-ten minute long plays worked, there were some really funny moments, including one bit involving a man-thong and high pitched ranting that had me completely cracked up.

As we left the coffee house, we drove through a throng of Santa-costume-wearing people roaming aroung Congress & 6th Street, marching behind a big pirate flag. I'm not quite sure what was happening, but I love the surrealism.

First Sentence of the Month Meme for 2005

(Editorial note - for the purposed of this meme, my "first post" for each month was my first public post in that month that involved original writing.)

January: This was the month when I headed to California for interviews with PalmSource and TapWave.

February: After dinner tonight, I stopped by the Fry's in Sunnyvale to waste some time before heading back to the hotel.

March: Last night, the Show With No Name team go together to go over final preparations for the two big shows on Saturday.

April: If you've noticed an occasional popup ad showing up when using Firefox 1.0, you've been hit by some of the newer techniques that evade the default popup blocker in Firefox.

May: Last night, I headed down to the Hideout to see their production of "Start Trekkin'", an all-improvised long-form episode of classic Star Trek.

June: It strikes me as odd that the thing that bothered me the most about the graffiti I saw in the men's restroom at that Alamo Village last night wasn't the content of the message; it was the author using the wrong form for a possessive pronoun, writing "it's" instead of "its".

July: I had this wave of red stateism come over me when I was chatting on my cell phone with lizardprincess while sitting in the front seat of a red Ford F250 crew cab pickup truck in the parking lot of a Chattanooga Wal*Mart.

August: I've got a new favorite finger food.

September: I walked to dinner last night.

October: I saw these lounge shorts at Target earlier today and took a quick picture.

November: So, I just found out that there's an eBook version of the book based on the movie that's based on the video game "Doom".

December: The new garbage disposal seems to work much better than my old one.

Trying Out the SkyLink

Just used the new SkyLink train to go from gate C10 to C28 here at DFW Airport. It's a huge improvement over the "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" train that was s...l...o...w...l...y moving passengers from terminal to terminal. You take an escalator up to the station with a train showing up every 90 seconds. Trains run in both directions and they've got a great view of the airplanes on the ramp. They remind me of the people movers in Atlanta, but without the whole underground tunnel thing. A system like it would be perfect for your next evil genius compound.