public service announcement…

*Ahem*
Tomorrow, people, tomorrow. Do you have the day off? I sure do. And yes, I’m just as annoyed as Nakachi is. But she’s a river. Well, what about me?
I am the Atacama Desert!
Which Extremity of the World Are You?
From the towering colossi at Rum and Monkey.
YOU ARE THE ATACAMA DESERT
You are the driest area on Earth. Your annual rainfall is roughly the depth of a dollar bill. In fact, often you can go for several years without any precipitation whatsoever. If you wanted to fill a pint glass by rainfall alone, you would have to have started in 1704, five years before the invention of the piano; to get enough water to drown a man of average height would take 3600 years, or the time between us and the Hittites. You really put Canadian “dry” ginger ale into perspective.
Meme police: Tomorrow should be a national holiday. I’m entitled.

the states i’ve visited.

Via DC and George:
37 states.  still waiting to head back to the pacific ocean.

  • Being born in NY and raised in the south covers the east coast with the exception of Delaware and Rhode Island. New Hampshire was a cab ride gone awry.
  • Various contracts had me go everywhere, but managed to exclude most northern mountainous states, Kansas, West Virginia, Delaware, and Rhode Island.
  • Going to college and living in Chicago for 7 years gave me plenty of excuses to be in the Midwest.
  • Different contracts took me to Washington State, Nebraska, and Iowa.
  • A cross country move for Prime took us through California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, and of course, we all know about Hawaii. Still looking for a job there…

I got it from here, where you can create your own visited states map, or write about it on the open travel guide.

cecily visits

cecily visits

It’s all about meeting the cool people here. Cecily is
no exception. No shyness there, and completely down to earth. We genuinely
glad to see her, and the meeting was too short.

While sitting at Starbucks around the corner here, we talked about the blogging
universe, being in school and dealing with daily life, life without being with
R., and being in the South versus being in Vancouver where multiple ethicities
run
rampant
along the masses. The meeting was far too short, and I’m sure we’ll be meeting
again.

jason finishes!

He finished the race!!!!
Race Tracking for 25,283 Official Entrants
Gun Time is the clock time based on a 5 AM start.
Finish Time is based on the time the runner crossed the start line.
* indicates data not available
Jason A Toney #9159
of Canoga Park CA USA
AIDS Marathon Los Angeles
10K: 01:30:54
Half Marathon: 03:04:40
30K: 04:29:48
Gun Time: 06:50:18
Finish Time: 06:39:17
Place Overall: 15950
by Gender: 9339 Men
by Division: 1131 (age 28)

halfway mark

Saddam Hussein? How wonderful. Now back to our regularly scheduled program.
NegroPlease has passed the halfway mark. Thanks to SprintPCS Connection Manager, I’m sitting here at a gas station and typing all of this info in, all while giving Prometheus juice, using Prometheus6’s program, and uploading an image of NegroPlease. He has passed 11 miles and we got a chance to give him props at that point. We’ll wait for him to pass the 22 mark, and if all is well, we’ll be able to get a picture of him. Stay tuned.

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it’s the middle of the night here

…and it’s morning time back east. try being 5 hours behind here in Hawaii!!! We landed less than 11 hours ago (on a 10 hour plane ride…don’t know how I managed, I really don’t), and we’ve managed to have a good dinner with Jason, do a little walking back and forth, and enjoy the sights. With two laptops, of course, we’re reaching out as usual. Nerdyism rules.

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