Archives For June 2008

music to make love to

June 26, 2008 — 1 Comment

carlin is dead and it saddens me. he was one of my favorite comics and while i think ‘seven words…’ was groundbreaking, there are bits i love more. i think my love of carlin’s work comes from his ability with words. he was brilliant and will be missed.

while vic and i were dating, we spent the night at a friend’s house and i’d brought the freshly minted, at that time, complaints and grievances cd. we had been listening to it in the car and brought it to finish listening to before we went to sleep. all i have to add to this story is that laughing hysterically doesn’t hurt when you’re getting frisky. i honestly think if you can’t laugh during sex, then what’s the point.

we can has kitten

June 19, 2008 — 2 Comments

i am and have always been a cat person. i’d rather have their aloof attitude than the pandering acceptance of dogs any day but between having an apartment with carpet and vic allergies it never really came up until now, after our last mouse incident, we decided it was time to get a cat.

we realised that most of vic’s recent interactions with felines had not left her snotty and swollen so we decided to give a short hair cat a try and with most things our new kitten fell into our lap. a co-worker had a stray deposit her litter in her crawl space, presenting us with an opportunity.

so without further ado, i present ‘Orion,’ so named by the boychick for the orange tabby in the original MiB movie, although i think our kitten is cuter.

Orion - MGM Impression


June 13, 2008 — Leave a comment

not that it matters or anyone even noticed but i’ve changed hosting providers. i registered and hosted the domain with Hostway. i have no clue who they were outside the fact the bought Valueweb, the web host that i’ve used for the last seven years. Hostway sucks, there is no other way around it. in the first two weeks that i had the domain i had 10 days of down time, things came to a head during the Memorial day weekend when i spent two hours waiting to speak to a supervisor, after much bullshit he finally came out and admitted that the ticket on the mysql error that kept me from setting up the blog had been open for at least eight days. since memorial day it had been up mostly, but the underlying problem was never fixed and aside from a promised phone call after the holiday to say someone was working on it, i haven’t heard from them since.

i loathe crappy customer service and i loathe when they try to treat me like an idiot, which is why i moved all my personal domains to a new server, well i’m waiting to for the migration to propagate. which brings me to my other question why do hosting companies make it so difficult to terminate service. they’re like the new aolhell.

my new host is eleven2 and thus far the service has been exemplary, hopefully it will continue.

Vacation Photos

June 8, 2008 — Leave a comment

I have returned from a week in the wilds of northern michigan and i have proof.