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Not Around Much



As if moving weren't enough, my phone and DSL won't be hooked up until Saturay. This means I won't be online much. I'll try to catch up with all of ya when I get back. Sorry!

(I'm at work right now, in case you're curious how I'm posting this.)
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Just To Let You Know



I'm alive. I wasn't anywhere near the bridge when it collapsed. In fact, I was working late and I found out about it when my brother called to check on me. Since then, I've been calling everyone I know.

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Winnie's 15 Minutes Of Fame?



A cameraman stopped by the dog park today. He said he was from channel 9 (Fox 9). He seemed impressed by Winnie's moves with the soccer ball and got a lot of shots of her playing.

I expect talent agents to be hunting us down anytime now.

Edit: I got this in an email from my realtor this morning:

I saw Winnie on channel 9 news last night. She had the most airtime of all the dogs...pretty cool!

Yay!
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Kurt Vonnegut Dead At 84



Here's to you, Mr. Vonnegut.

I was drawn by the sirens of Titan
Carried along by their call
Seeking for a way to enlighten
Searching for the sense of it all
Like a kiss on the wind I was thrown to the stars
Captured and ordered in the army of Mars
Marching to the sound of the drum in my head
I followed the call
Only to be Malachi Constant
I thought I came to this earth
Living in the heart of the moment
With the riches I gained at my birth
But here in the yellow and blue of my days
I wander the endless Mercurian caves
Watching for the signs the Harmonians make
The words on the walls

I was drawn by the sirens of Titan
And so I came in the end
Under the shadow of Saturn
With statues and birds for my friends
Finding a home at the end of my days
Looking around I've only to say
I was the victim of a series of accidents
As are we all
I was drawn by the sirens of Titan (as are we all)
As are we all
I was drawn by the sirens of Titan (as are we all)
As are we all...

(lyrics by Al Stewart)
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Heinous



If this were my dog and I caught the person who did it, they'd be dead.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/03/15/dog.head.ap/index.html

As if it's not already bad enough, I read another article in the paper that said this girl has already suffered some trauma in the past and that this was her therapy dog.

I'm going to get in touch with the local chapter of the Humane Society and see if they'll accept donations to add to the reward.

Edit: OMG, it gets even worse. According to this article, the police were incompetent and cruel when they came to the family's house.

http://wcco.com/pets/local_story_066202702.html
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Gay Sex And Marriage



Many religious people are against homosexual and lesbian sex. And most if not all of these same people are against gay marriage.

To me, this makes no sense. Because, if you stop to think about it, the surest way to keep two people from having sex is to let them get married!

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Greetings



As you've likely guessed, the majority of my posts are friends-only. If you want to be added, just ask! Tell me where you know me from, and I will likely add you.

P.S. If you know who Leander, Gizmo, EofS, WooHoo, etc. are, you will DEFINITELY be added. Just ask.

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Sevilia Game Update




Here is a screen shot from the Sevilia game:

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Existing characters are:

Admiral Memo
Anubis
Doggy Spew
Miguel

Existing houses (which produce their relevant character) are:

Metal Desk
Ancient Pyramid
Messy Doghouse
Hobbit Hole

Existing terrain types are:

Grass
Mountain
River
Road
Tree

Emily and I played a game against each other. She won. :-P

All the necessary functionality for beta testing seems to be there. I just need to add more terrain types and characters.

Leander, if you get the time and the inclination, maybe you could update your website thingy and announce this somewhere where lots of Sevilians will see it? ;-)

Oh, and as long as I'm on the subject, I found a similar game that some folks are working on called Freelords. It's at http://www.freelords.org . Notice that there are currently SEVEN people working on this game, and there have been a total of 21 contributors so far, not to mention all the play-testing they've got going and the feedback on their message boards...

And for the Sevilian game, there's me. ;-) Oh, and ChocJones, who (masterfully) drew the characters (which I modified, go me!) and the grass. Ahh, I need her help again... where is she?

Edit: More appropriately, all the necessary functionality for alpha testing seems to be there. ;-) And, I attempted to contact ChocJones at SeviliaNet. Go me! :-P