Jul 04

Did I Write This?

I’m becoming increasingly nocturnal. Today is a perfect case in point. It’s 10 p.m. as of this writing and I just got up.

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Yeah, that’s about right.
Image credit: Frank Vassen

Or at least I THINK I’m up ….

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Jul 02

Cats Aren’t Disposable

According to Σ, the Pyramid Brothers are no longer cute.

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Here’s a look back at Sneferu on the day he was cute.

Of course, this is no real shock to me. Sneferu hasn’t been cute for months, and Djoser has never been cute. Still, Σ always thought of them as such. At least until today.

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Jul 01

No Clock Tower in the 2T

I’m in a really, really bad mood tonight. Since I’ve been down here in the 2T I haven’t had enough sleep. Now even the smallest things are setting me off. You know, like light and sound.

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And the constant Honey Boo Boo promos aren’t helping.
Image credit: Lwp Kommunikáció

Yes, Σ’s obsession with TLC continues. She says she doesn’t like Honey Boo Boo, but I have my doubts.

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Jun 30

Digital Foreshadowing

Σ shares my affinity for computers. For a variety of reasons, she also shares my childhood lack of access to computers.

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Entirely different reasons, mind you.
Image credit: Flominator

That means when she’s with me she tends to go a little nuts online. Today was a case in point.

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Jun 29

Champagne Nightmares

I’m in the 2T for the weekend. Between yet another night of little to no sleep, the drive from the Command Center, containing Σ and Mom watching a 1968 rerun of The Lawrence Welk Show not 15 feet from me, I believe I’ve met the perfect storm.

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The perfect storm of my undoing. A one and a two ….

It’s an inescapable wave of fatigue and setting lotion. Damn near impossible to avoid under these conditions.

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Jun 27

In Search of a Larger Stream

I spent today doing something resembling real work. Shocking, isn’t it?

Over the past 24 hours SB and my other sites have earned a grand total of … 13 cents. Since I don’t live in Bangladesh, I need to improve upon that number.

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Contrary to popular belief, Idaho isn’t that cheap.
Image credit: Jimmy Emerson

Unfortunately, I’ve run into some problems ….

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Jun 26

History Wednesday: Skipping Technlology

When I’m not blogging or herding cats, one of my favored pastimes is borrowing CDs at the library down the street. The scheme is simple. First, I log on to my account, find CDs and put them on hold. When they make their way to my library branch, I check them out. Then I take them home, rip them, and bring them back in short order. Rinse and repeat. It works out well.

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Thus far I haven’t had many problems with scratched CDs.
Image credit: wikiHow

It works until CDs become completely obsolete, anyway. While we wait for that, let’s take a look back at where CDs came from, shall we?

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Jun 25

Running Low Across the Board

I don’t mean to sound sexist in any sense, but I’m increasingly of the opinion that I need a personal assistant more than a girlfriend.

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I promise it wouldn’t turn into an Andy Dick situation.
Image credit: David Shankbone

Why’s that? Well, the plain truth is I’m probably more of a bachelor than even bachelors should be. It’s getting that bad around here.

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Jun 23

The Sunday Doldrums

As a writer, I really hate having absolutely no inspiration whatsoever. Recently Sunday evenings have been the worst. It’s hard to write about your condition when you have no condition.

I’ve often wondered out loud if I should start taking Sundays off from SB, but to date I haven’t made any sort of firm commitment.

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“So another throwaway post, eh Lane?”

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Jun 22

Sleep: Why Bother?

A couple months ago I attempted to reset myself by staying up all night and throughout the next day. It didn’t help much, but at least then I did it on purpose.

Today’s “reset” was totally inadvertent. I tried to get some sleep earlier, but weird dreams are all I have to show for it.

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As usual I don’t remember details, but they involved wearing remnants of Georgia State Route 40.
Image credit: Bill Futreal

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