Been “playing” with WorldEditor (WED) and X-Plane these past couple of days; trying to make the Bremerton Airport (KPWT) more “realistic.” Well, I don’t know how “realistic” it looks, but it now has the approximate shaped buildings in the approximate positions and a couple of parked Airplanes and such. Started X-Plane so many times that I finally had to reboot cause everyting was running too slow.
But, it seems I pretty much need to reboot Linux every couple of day anyway cause it gets to lagging so much I get frustrated at the waiting. Windows was pretty much the same way too; so I really don’t have anything to bitch about.
Been spending a lot of time reading. In the past week I’ve pretty much read a book a day. Just got back into a reading mood. Still working my way through Anne McCaffrey but will probably switch to King or Koontz or Clancey here real soon.
Not much going on around here. Been mostly too wet (way wet) to get out for more than a 10-minute walk. And I don’t want to get out in it because my damned cold keeps hanging on. About get my chores done and I’m pooped. (I miss summer!)
The Dog: he and I were playing with his ball when he rolled it under SWMBO’s “Lost All Hope Chest” in the big room. When I reached under to get it he freaked out and attacked my hand and when I jerked it back out of his way he went for my face. Got part of my ear. Bled like a stuck pig. I’ve never seen him this violent.
I wapped him (out of pain), asked him “Who The Fuck Do You Think You Are?” Then BD’d him. He knows once he gets called a Bad Dog that means no cookie when I go to bed. Poor him. I’m the one with the freakin’ bandaid on my ear. Little fucker takes his ball serious!
Anywho, in case y’all were wondering: that’s pretty much it. It’s getting pretty windy, and nasty, outside. SWMBO is going to take me to the Mexican Restaurnt tomorrow when she gets home from the Genealogy Library tomorrow and I’m abou tto hit the rack and read a bit.
But it’s still early enough to do so. But I really wasn’t going to post because I’m still slightly pissed from this morning. Damn, I Hate Driving To Seattle. Especially In “Rush Hour.” Which it ain’t.
SWMBO did her usual farting around this morning and missed the Ferry. So she calls me (I was on the way home) to come get her and take her to Seattle. She is quite lucky I love her more than I hate driving in Seattle and it was her first day on the new (full-time) job! So she got dropped off 20 minutes later than she was supposed to be there and I finally got back home about 1000 with a gas tank on fumes. I had to pee!!!
So, recuperated awhile before pouring the remaining gas from the gas can into my tank (about a gallon) and went to town and filled up. Dropped the Renter’s check off at the Bank. Stopped by Safeway for milk (2 donuts & a bag of bagels).
Finally got to take a shower about 1500. Thank Goodness! Danged cold and partially wet today outside. I actually turned the heater on for a bit this afternoon. Damn!
Picked SWMBO up this evening. Stopped at Safeway for some stuff she needed. Got home and tuned in to the MCARC 10-meter Chat Net but no one was there. N7YGE answered me when I called out to see if anyone was listening and we talked awhile. Didn’t hear anyone else though.
And that is about it for tonight. Think I’ll watch the last episode of CNN’s The Sixties and go to bed.
At least when I listen to the News. The things people worry about. I don’t care if it would have been then 5th birthday of that kid hit by a drunk driver 4 years ago. I don’t care that the schools were weighing their kids and telling them they’re fat. Which, btw, sounded like a good idea to me because today’s Parents won’t tell their kids they’re fat. Might hurt their feelings or self esteem. Well, I say let them get fat and fatter and shorten their lives by 30 or 40 years. It’s just that much less time the “public” will have to pay to take care of them.
Worried about your kid becoming a couch potato? Take their damned iPhones, iPad’s, and computers away from them and make them go outside and play. Oh, no! Can’t do that! How would they stay in contact with their friends? Hmmm. Maybe walk their asses over to their friends house for awhile? Hmmm.
Sorry. News sets me off. I just cannot believe the things people stress over. Somehow we’ve raised a generation of wimps and weenies who are passing it on to their kids and pretty soon we’re going to “PC” ourselves into extinction. Whatever happened to “get over it and move on?” Man-up and move out!
And, I just don’t have as much sympathy for folks anymore. I guess I’ve had enough troubles of my own. There are larger issues in the world than your kid being bullied. (BTW, have you considered teaching your kid to fight? Or at least to ignore bullies? I found early that it was worth the black eye to let a bully know I wasn’t sitting still for it. But I’m old school…)
Pretty much SSDD today. Turned the electricity off to the gfi’s in the kitchen and re-ran some of the wires then re-wired the gfi’s. Got a board in place to attach drywall to. Traced the water pipe and now have to open up the basement ceiling to see how I can extend it to the place the fridge is now sitting. (I Miss Ice!) Tomorrow I’ll finish cleaning up the mess.
Well, are y’all ready to impeach NObama after this latest round of telling lies to the American Public? Sure, you can keep your present health insurance or doctor! No? Didn’t think so. Guess the Gators gotta be chewing on your ass before you’ll do anything to save yourselves.
I can sure tell I’m back home. Woke up with a splitting headache this morning. Sat around until 1100 before taking my shower. Still haven’t eaten breakfast and it’s almost noon. Watching “2010”. Overcast and cool outside. Slightly breezy.
Yep. I’m definitely home.
Got a “[AB-M27032184X] Notification of Acceptable Use Policy Violation of Multiple DMCA Infringements” from Century Link. Seems someone has tried to download “The Gangster Squad” (Whatever the Hell that is), “Family Tree” (which can be explained since SWMBO bought the program but we had a half dozen failed downloads to her computer but it worked just fine on mine), “Once Upon A Time” (Which I MAY be guilty of since I download the shows we like to watch since we live in a NO TV ZONE (thanks digital tv and the NO-Cable Company)), “The Call” (whatever the Hell that is) & “Star Trek-Into Darkness” (which I would never download cause usually illegal copies of movies are crappy (I’ve seen a few) and I’d rather wait for the DVD). I Do Not Download Movies or Music! Never!
Half of these violations occurred while SWMBO and I were “on vacation” and in different states; but, of course, no one that was here (our Son & the Tenants) will fess up to downloading anything. It HAD to be someone tapping into our internet.
So I spent my first full day at home locking down our wireless network. Had to look up all the MAC addresses of our devices and enter those in the “allowed” list; so hopefully no one just driving by can access our wireless now. But, I really wouldn’t put it past our neighbors since they’ve done it before.
I don’t feel that downloading shows that have been broadcast is any different than “taping” those shows and watching them later. Of course, they’re usually HD and have no commercials; but I’d be “fast forwarding” through commercials anyway. Hate the damned things!
So we’ll see what we shall see. Hopefully the problem is taken care of.
Not much else going on around here. About to get off my fat lazy old ass and go down and water the garden. SWMBO is making dinner tonight so I don’t have to worry about that. Still need to start the laundry and get the kitchen cleaned up.
After the movie. Probably.