39

2011-11-23 16:35
rone: (asplode)

rone at 39: short haircut, silver hair poking out of temple, closely trimmed beard

This was supposed to have been posted on the day after "38" but, well, i've been too damned busy with the move.  "38" was taken in the old house's bathroom, and this one's in the new house's bathroom  The original plan also called for an even shorter haircut and a cleanly shaven face, but i guess i can save such radical change for a more typical milestone, despite the predictability.  I'm certain that you can all see the silver in my temple, above.  Now turn that damn racket off.

[livejournal.com profile] 2wanda ordered a Dumpster for this weekend's Operation Garage Freedom, a.k.a. "Toss It or Burn It Days 1 & 2", so that should cover all of my spare time for Saturday and Sunday.  The new house is slowly looking like us, but there is still a tremendous amount of boxes to unpack and still more odds and ends at the old house to pack and move, and a lot less room than i'd realized in which to unpack.

I also became a grandfather a month and a half ago.  That hasn't quite sunk in yet, but the kid is pretty darn cute.  I look forward to spoiling him.  I'm also looking forward to being done with the move so we can get back to socializing; it's been stressful and we badly need some R&R.

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rone: (hwaiiieee)

<[livejournal.com profile] ronebofh> more exciting moving goodness today for us.
<[livejournal.com profile] davewsmith_blog> what stage is your move in?
<rone> dws: it's either in the 'anger' or 'despair' stage.

My stepkids' father died in late March.  Since then, things have been a bit of a blur.  I changed jobs, which didn't help (although it certainly helped other problems).  But after months of insane and almost conspiratorial setbacks (bad contractor, credit gone wrong, car difficulties, health problems, insanity at work), we've finally closed the deal on a loan for the house, which frees the estate (my stepkids) from any further fiduciary responsibility.  Escrow closed today, and once probate closes (in another couple of months, we hope), the kids will have full access to the money.  That's good!

Now we have to move to the new house.  That's bad.

We get to throw away all kinds of junk.  That's good!

There is a lot of junk.  Still.  After several garage sales and uncounted dump runs.  That's bad.

We're going to rent our current house; in addition, we're renting the cottage in the back of the new house.  That's good!

We have to clear out the current house and finish doing work to it before we can rent it, and we need to do it fast so we aren't paying two mortgages for too long.

That's bad.  But it needs doing, and it's, overall, the best course of action for everyone involved.  So off to bed with me, so we can tackle the situation with a full head of steam tomorrow.

rone: (hwaiiieee)

Albert Einstein is credited with saying something along the lines of, "Time exists so that everything doesn't happen at once."  I have clearly transcended such mundane limitations:

  • We are in the process of buying a new house (we plan to rent the current one)
  • I'm in the midst of switching jobs (leaving Netflix and joining shopping.com)
  • Both cars are in the shop today (and thus we are contemplating buying a newer one)
  • I had to return my MacBook Pro to Netflix (which necessitated completing Portal 2 before my time was up), and my personal XP laptop hasn't been turned on in at least two years due to a bad CPU fan, so i'm writing this on my phone, which means i am contemplating buying my own MBP, even though i know that our funds first need to go towards home improvement and car repair
So, yeah.  Stuff needs doing.  Off i go, then.

rone: (waagh)

I've been spending more time with Hallcrest: i prepared yeast and added it to a tank of chardonnay i helped harvest; i showed up at 06:45 one morning to help sanitize the bottling machine; and last weekend, [livejournal.com profile] 2wanda came with me to help pick a bunch of cabernet sauvignon grapes (we got just over a ton) at some recondite house almost smack dab in the middle of the line between Morgan Hill and Scotts Valley, after which we had a big party to celebrate.  I'll be picking more grapes for them on Sunday.  In addition to that, we pressed our pinot noir, which yielded nine gallons.

Still no job, although i'm feeling quite hopeful that i'll be employed by the end of the month.  I've gotten some valuable (and some not-so-valuable) feedback from places that have turned me down.

rone: (Default)

I've been spending more time with Hallcrest: i prepared yeast and added it to a tank of chardonnay i helped harvest; i showed up at 06:45 one morning to help sanitize the bottling machine; and last weekend, [livejournal.com profile] 2wanda came with me to help pick a bunch of cabernet sauvignon grapes (we got just over a ton) at some recondite house almost smack dab in the middle of the line between Morgan Hill and Scotts Valley, after which we had a big party to celebrate.  I'll be picking more grapes for them on Sunday.  In addition to that, we pressed our pinot noir, which yielded nine gallons.

Still no job, although i'm feeling quite hopeful that i'll be employed by the end of the month.  I've gotten some valuable (and some not-so-valuable) feedback from places that have turned me down.

rone: (glyph)

Thumb update: no break, bruising starting to settle in.  Am now splinted.

[livejournal.com profile] languagelog's Arnold Zwicky explains and sums up the hoohah surrounding the New Yorker's Obamas caricature cover.

rone: (Default)

Thumb update: no break, bruising starting to settle in.  Am now splinted.

[livejournal.com profile] languagelog's Arnold Zwicky explains and sums up the hoohah surrounding the New Yorker's Obamas caricature cover.

rone: (invincirone)

After sixteen weeks of fiscal insufficiency, i've signed an offer with gBox and will start working there on Monday.

rone: (Default)

After sixteen weeks of fiscal insufficiency, i've signed an offer with gBox and will start working there on Monday.

rone: (ngc4449)

I never could relate to people who really got into the badness of certain forms of art, like Mystery Science Theater 3000 or the cult of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  But that changed once i watched a few episodes of the epically bad CSI: Miami.  The writing is sub-mediocre, even for Hollywood; the main characters not only have an extremely narrow set of behavior, but they are only allowed one or two facial expressions (David Caruso's two facial expressions are with and without sunglasses, if that counts as two); the non-recurring characters are acted with the care you'd see in your typical high school play.  And this lily is gilt with the choice of an H2 as the official crime lab vehicle.  I can't recommend this show to anyone; however, for those of you who revel in experiencing awful stuff, it might just be up your alley.


[livejournal.com profile] wacky_hijinx informed me some time ago that Kevin O'Neill would be signing yesterday, so i dropped by and picked up a copy of O'Neill's and Alan Moore's latest League of Extraordinary Gentlemen graphic novel, Black Dossier.  O'Neill was very kind and drew something on the first page for all comers.  He asked me what i wanted, and i said, "Surprise me," and i got a really nice Miss Murray.  I'm still reading BD; it is, well... it's mad.  It includes a set of 3-D glasses.  That's all i'll say for now.


Week 6: still not king employed.  Now that we're essentially in holiday season, it would be too optimistic to hope for a job before 2008.


[livejournal.com profile] palecur and i will be leaving tomorrow afternoon to go to Los Angeles to see Soda Stereo.  I believe that it's fair to say that they're the band i've been wanting to see play for the longest time.  We'll be back in time for Thanksgiving.

rone: (Default)

I never could relate to people who really got into the badness of certain forms of art, like Mystery Science Theater 3000 or the cult of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  But that changed once i watched a few episodes of the epically bad CSI: Miami.  The writing is sub-mediocre, even for Hollywood; the main characters not only have an extremely narrow set of behavior, but they are only allowed one or two facial expressions (David Caruso's two facial expressions are with and without sunglasses, if that counts as two); the non-recurring characters are acted with the care you'd see in your typical high school play.  And this lily is gilt with the choice of an H2 as the official crime lab vehicle.  I can't recommend this show to anyone; however, for those of you who revel in experiencing awful stuff, it might just be up your alley.


[livejournal.com profile] wacky_hijinx informed me some time ago that Kevin O'Neill would be signing yesterday, so i dropped by and picked up a copy of O'Neill's and Alan Moore's latest League of Extraordinary Gentlemen graphic novel, Black Dossier.  O'Neill was very kind and drew something on the first page for all comers.  He asked me what i wanted, and i said, "Surprise me," and i got a really nice Miss Murray.  I'm still reading BD; it is, well... it's mad.  It includes a set of 3-D glasses.  That's all i'll say for now.


Week 6: still not king employed.  Now that we're essentially in holiday season, it would be too optimistic to hope for a job before 2008.


[livejournal.com profile] palecur and i will be leaving tomorrow afternoon to go to Los Angeles to see Soda Stereo.  I believe that it's fair to say that they're the band i've been wanting to see play for the longest time.  We'll be back in time for Thanksgiving.

rone: (cotopaxi)

I'll be camping on the Sonoma coast for the next week.  OK?  OK.

rone: (Default)

I'll be camping on the Sonoma coast for the next week.  OK?  OK.

rone: (peligro! hay cocodrilos!)

Work is killing me.  I have at least two old unfinished entries, and scads of crappy phonecam pictures, not to mention the short story i started posting and have since wholly neglected (despite having the outline fully rendered in my mind).  This will all remain unposted for the time being.  Any free time that i do manage to find must be devoted towards my winemaking class, which unfortunately started the very day that work went insane.  The whole thing is freaking me out; i don't want to screw this class up, mostly because if i do, i'll have to wait a long time to reënroll (there are only 40 slots) and i'll have to pay another $2000.

I love you all.  Be good to yourselves.  Nobody else will.  OK, i just added that last bit for [livejournal.com profile] schwa242 and [livejournal.com profile] mezdeathhead.

rone: (Default)

Work is killing me.  I have at least two old unfinished entries, and scads of crappy phonecam pictures, not to mention the short story i started posting and have since wholly neglected (despite having the outline fully rendered in my mind).  This will all remain unposted for the time being.  Any free time that i do manage to find must be devoted towards my winemaking class, which unfortunately started the very day that work went insane.  The whole thing is freaking me out; i don't want to screw this class up, mostly because if i do, i'll have to wait a long time to reënroll (there are only 40 slots) and i'll have to pay another $2000.

I love you all.  Be good to yourselves.  Nobody else will.  OK, i just added that last bit for [livejournal.com profile] schwa242 and [livejournal.com profile] mezdeathhead.

meh

2006-11-28 17:55
rone: (imminent destruction)

surly

meh

2006-11-28 17:55
rone: (Default)

surly

rone: (cigar)

Fuh.  Work will keep me very busy through the rest of the month.  I have a horrible draft of my trip recap hidden away until i can devote some time to it.  Remember that i love you all.

In the meantime, the holdout among my stepkids has joined LiveJournal. Please welcome [livejournal.com profile] elmuchacho (and also see [livejournal.com profile] captain_nesky, [livejournal.com profile] bodachel, and [livejournal.com profile] butterflygenius).

rone: (Default)

Fuh.  Work will keep me very busy through the rest of the month.  I have a horrible draft of my trip recap hidden away until i can devote some time to it.  Remember that i love you all.

In the meantime, the holdout among my stepkids has joined LiveJournal. Please welcome [livejournal.com profile] elmuchacho (and also see [livejournal.com profile] captain_nesky, [livejournal.com profile] bodachel, and [livejournal.com profile] butterflygenius).

rone: (quiet)

personality test results - turns out i have one )

Who wants to see me holding onto a very large phallic object?  Also, note new almost-circle beard.  I have been told i look "dangerous" and "like a badass".

Kim hit the road to Eugene, OR, this morning, to interview a professor at UofO, as well as visit her friend Judy.  I will be all by my lonesome self until Friday night.

Little Miss Sunshine is a very funny movie.  At its core, the movie is a spoiler )

.  Some minor plot points are a little contrived, but they don't really get in the way of the story.



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