Dear LJ...

Jul. 30th, 2010 11:57 pm
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Today, I got to explain to my mom "who gets to be the man" in lesbian relationships.

I hope I did right by my lesbian friends.

I also got to explain about "bears". "So you know those tough motorcycle guys you see at Sturgis? Yeah, gay."

I love my mother dearly, but her life in a monoculture has made her very strange to me.

later
Tom

Dear LJ...

Jul. 30th, 2010 11:57 pm
bluegargantua: (Default)
Today, I got to explain to my mom "who gets to be the man" in lesbian relationships.

I hope I did right by my lesbian friends.

I also got to explain about "bears". "So you know those tough motorcycle guys you see at Sturgis? Yeah, gay."

I love my mother dearly, but her life in a monoculture has made her very strange to me.

later
Tom
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Hi,

This afternoon, I explained what "blogs" are to my mom and my sister.

I may have mentioned LiveJournal by name.

Luckily, the word "bluegargantua" means nothing to them, so I'm likely to escape unharmed.

Still...they may be closer than I think!
Tom

p.s. Hi, mom!
bluegargantua: (Default)
Hi,

This afternoon, I explained what "blogs" are to my mom and my sister.

I may have mentioned LiveJournal by name.

Luckily, the word "bluegargantua" means nothing to them, so I'm likely to escape unharmed.

Still...they may be closer than I think!
Tom

p.s. Hi, mom!
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Hi,

So I'm sending off a belated Christmas present to my nephew who's 8-9. I can't quite bring myself to buy him WWE action figures. I'd like to send him some comic books (collected trade paperback comics), but I'm not entirely sure what would be good.

I'm pretty sure that Teen Titans (based on the TV show) is going in there, but do other people have suggestions? I'm pretty sure that something in the superhero line will fly better than non-super titles, but I'm open to suggestions.

Thanks
Tom
bluegargantua: (Default)
Hi,

So I'm sending off a belated Christmas present to my nephew who's 8-9. I can't quite bring myself to buy him WWE action figures. I'd like to send him some comic books (collected trade paperback comics), but I'm not entirely sure what would be good.

I'm pretty sure that Teen Titans (based on the TV show) is going in there, but do other people have suggestions? I'm pretty sure that something in the superhero line will fly better than non-super titles, but I'm open to suggestions.

Thanks
Tom
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Hi,

So, what with the packing and preparing for our return trans-Atlantic flight (which went about as smoothly as you could possibly hope for under the circumstances), we totally missed out on a very, very important holiday. So even though it was last Wednesday...

Happy St. Foof's Day!

(belatedly)

later
Tom
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Hi,

So, what with the packing and preparing for our return trans-Atlantic flight (which went about as smoothly as you could possibly hope for under the circumstances), we totally missed out on a very, very important holiday. So even though it was last Wednesday...

Happy St. Foof's Day!

(belatedly)

later
Tom
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Hi,

Pending the license getting mailed in, [livejournal.com profile] asciikitty and I are officially married.

A big thank you to everyone who made it out, I hope you had a good time.

And now...a nap
Tom
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Hi,

Pending the license getting mailed in, [livejournal.com profile] asciikitty and I are officially married.

A big thank you to everyone who made it out, I hope you had a good time.

And now...a nap
Tom
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Hey,


  • Today I saw a pretty large turtle crossing the on-ramp to Rte. 2. It was a bit bigger than our cat. I have a fondness for turtles. They start with the letter T.

  • If you have my EstateWorks email address, I don't work there no more and you should get a new email address from me. [livejournal.com profile] deadwinter, [livejournal.com profile] tisana I'm looking in your general direction specifically because that's where your email went.

  • Last night I stole a cargo plane to fly to some other country where I stole an old Russian cargo plane so I could sneak into Russia for some secret mission. Mostly I just groused about how awful Russia was. On the way out (via comercial airline flight and not stolen air-conveyances), I ran into Sammy Davis Jr. and warned him about how crappy Russia was. He agreed but a gig was a gig. Classy guy, that Sammy, classy guy.

  • My mom is flying out to Seattle (again, via commercial flight) to visit my sister and pick up my nephew to take him back to NE for the summer. She's travelling without my dad. But she's not going alone. She's going with my Aunt Jeanene. Pretty much a fate worse than death.

  • My mom will also be travelling in the company of an as-yet undetermined quantity of frozen meat. This is the latest episode in my mom's constant (and constantly failed) attempts to ship food to places that...uh...have food. My bet is that whatever system she rigs up for carrying the meat will fail and she'll have to explain why her luggage is leaking blood to grim-faced security guards. If this happens, Aunt J. will probably have a brain aneurism right then and there.

  • Finally, my first job here at work is on a Flash project. I haven't done very much Flash and I haven't done it in awhile. No one else around here has a huge amount of experience with it either. The docs are pretty much non-existent and the action script debugger...well, there isn't a debugger. If people know of some really solid places to get examples or if they know a lot about why scrollbars don't actually change when you change their properties, drop me a line. (OK, I've got a ton of questions besides scrollbars and most of them are more important, but scrollbars are visible and show progress, whereas namespace event handler extensions are invisible and show nothing.)



later
Tom
bluegargantua: (Default)
Hey,


  • Today I saw a pretty large turtle crossing the on-ramp to Rte. 2. It was a bit bigger than our cat. I have a fondness for turtles. They start with the letter T.

  • If you have my EstateWorks email address, I don't work there no more and you should get a new email address from me. [livejournal.com profile] deadwinter, [livejournal.com profile] tisana I'm looking in your general direction specifically because that's where your email went.

  • Last night I stole a cargo plane to fly to some other country where I stole an old Russian cargo plane so I could sneak into Russia for some secret mission. Mostly I just groused about how awful Russia was. On the way out (via comercial airline flight and not stolen air-conveyances), I ran into Sammy Davis Jr. and warned him about how crappy Russia was. He agreed but a gig was a gig. Classy guy, that Sammy, classy guy.

  • My mom is flying out to Seattle (again, via commercial flight) to visit my sister and pick up my nephew to take him back to NE for the summer. She's travelling without my dad. But she's not going alone. She's going with my Aunt Jeanene. Pretty much a fate worse than death.

  • My mom will also be travelling in the company of an as-yet undetermined quantity of frozen meat. This is the latest episode in my mom's constant (and constantly failed) attempts to ship food to places that...uh...have food. My bet is that whatever system she rigs up for carrying the meat will fail and she'll have to explain why her luggage is leaking blood to grim-faced security guards. If this happens, Aunt J. will probably have a brain aneurism right then and there.

  • Finally, my first job here at work is on a Flash project. I haven't done very much Flash and I haven't done it in awhile. No one else around here has a huge amount of experience with it either. The docs are pretty much non-existent and the action script debugger...well, there isn't a debugger. If people know of some really solid places to get examples or if they know a lot about why scrollbars don't actually change when you change their properties, drop me a line. (OK, I've got a ton of questions besides scrollbars and most of them are more important, but scrollbars are visible and show progress, whereas namespace event handler extensions are invisible and show nothing.)



later
Tom
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Hi,

My babeo made bread pudding and topped it with dried cherries.

It's fantastic.

So is she!
Tom
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Hi,

My babeo made bread pudding and topped it with dried cherries.

It's fantastic.

So is she!
Tom
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For Sale

One fiance for sale!
One fiance for sale!
One maddening and wiseass fiance for sale!
I'm really not kidding,
So who'll start the bidding?
Do I hear a dollar?
A nickel?
A penny?
Oh, isn't there, isn't there, isn't there any
One kid who will buy this old fiance for sale,
This maddening and wiseass fiance for sale?

"We could give the cat a little computer hat to raise its intelligence so it knows why it can't sleep on the bed. Alternatively, we could shave the cat! Lather her all up and then *schwoop*! Naked cat!"
Tom

p.s. If it's not obvious, I'm the fiance up for sale....
bluegargantua: (Default)
For Sale

One fiance for sale!
One fiance for sale!
One maddening and wiseass fiance for sale!
I'm really not kidding,
So who'll start the bidding?
Do I hear a dollar?
A nickel?
A penny?
Oh, isn't there, isn't there, isn't there any
One kid who will buy this old fiance for sale,
This maddening and wiseass fiance for sale?

"We could give the cat a little computer hat to raise its intelligence so it knows why it can't sleep on the bed. Alternatively, we could shave the cat! Lather her all up and then *schwoop*! Naked cat!"
Tom

p.s. If it's not obvious, I'm the fiance up for sale....
bluegargantua: (Default)
Because when she wants to explain where I've gone wrong in the conversation/argument, she makes her hands into puppets and re-enacts the conversation.

My glee cannot be adequately described in words
Tom
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Because when she wants to explain where I've gone wrong in the conversation/argument, she makes her hands into puppets and re-enacts the conversation.

My glee cannot be adequately described in words
Tom

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