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Jun. 25th, 2017 01:25 am
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Phillips Hue "Ambient Mode" is amazingly great. I'm giving it a workout on the cloud segments of ST:TMP.

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Jun. 25th, 2017 12:19 am
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"Raybot" whoever you are? You're really a damned good E. Honda player. :D

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Jun. 25th, 2017 12:05 am
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New Rule for Ultra SF2 rule: If your connection is bad, I don't play all three matches. Even if I'm winning.
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...I suppose it's not so much that I wish they were still together, as it is that I wish Jian was still just "the cute one"...

Couch

Jun. 24th, 2017 09:11 pm
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Today was the great couch swap.  A couple of months ago M decided he wanted a new couch/love seat.  He had seen a very nice one at his son's furniture store.  Clearly he couldn't get the furniture from his son in Indiana, so on his return he contacted a local store.  His much anticipated new furniture arrived today.   Almost at the same time a young family showed up to take our "deal": pick up M's old couch (love seat size), bring it to my house and then take -my- old love seat for free.  It was a struggle to get the old love seat out of my house.  It had a tall, fancy backrest that is really pretty, but not easy to get down the stairs and around several corners.  Pretty as it was, I'm glad to see it go, it was too big for our little flat.  M's couch is lower and less deep front to back.  It's proportions are much more appropriate for our house, and it is far more comfortable.

Accomplished today:
Swept patio
Repotted a rose and a pelargonium
Fertilized the indoor orchids.
Cleaned up area around couch.

Also had a lovely lunch with M.

It has been really great to have some time to clean up the house in that deep de-cluttering mode.

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Jun. 24th, 2017 05:17 pm
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Got K6KPH from San Francisco! Most Morse Code I've ever been able to glean out of this radio: "...icisco radio kph/kfs send warm greitings to all listeneie seeshore..."

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Jun. 24th, 2017 11:39 am
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I guess I could set up the shortwave and see what I can get today....

I do regret not playing around with it more in Texas. Just the few minutes I was showing it to dad, I picked up WAY more signals than I get here in Seattle.

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Jun. 24th, 2017 01:33 am
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So, in the last month I've had people tell me my comics were incomprehensible and that they had trouble following my stories. Now is your chance to fix that.

What problems are you having, and, when comics return in July, I'll incorporate fixes to try and clear up plot lines, story elements and confusions.

Now is your chance. Let me have it.

Otherwise I shall continue being incomprehensible.

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Jun. 24th, 2017 01:30 am
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I am better. May go back to Rainier tomorrow. Depends on my waking mood.
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Somewhat ironic, considering the name of the album it's from...

Hard

Jun. 23rd, 2017 02:23 pm
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Just talked to my ex-farrier.  He started out the conversation blustering about how the tenants at my barn wanted to have their horses trimmed every 6 weeks, not every 8 weeks (unnecessary in his opinion) and how they were obsessed with every chip in the hoof and so on.  I let him rant.  Finally I said; I don't believe I've ever told you how to trim my horse or interfered in any way.  He agreed that this was true. I then told him my observations and what we saw on the x-rays.  Along the way he explained to me exactly what he had been trying to accomplish.  I got big doses of his theories of hoof care.  I let him talk. He explained again to me that you have to leave extra hoof on barefoot trims.  He stated that he believed trimming the heel would make the horse lame.(!!!!!) 
Eventually he started halfway listening to what I was saying.  I repeated the: not flat or level idea over and over. I told him we took x-rays.  At the end of the conversation, after he had apologized to me once, I said again: the x-rays showed her coffin bones nowhere near level, added that there was inflammation showing on the bone.  Repeated again that her left front coffin bone was tilting toward the sole.  At the very end of the conversation I said: My horse had a lot of hoof, a lot of hoof, she was trimmed exactly as you suggested is right. She wasn't sound she was lame, and not level side to side. Then I added the last fact, one I hadn't mentioned before because I had forgotten.  She has a huge amount of sidebone, on both sides in both feet.  She is 6. 
He sounded like a broken man when he said he was sorry again.

I felt really bad about leaving the conversation there, but SOMEBODY has to make this guy think about what he is doing.   I really hope this is a wake-up call for him.

Roman Holiday the Musical

Jun. 23rd, 2017 02:23 pm
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Sunday we saw Roman Holiday.  The voices were very good, acting very good but, oh my, the story line; wait -- was there a story line?  There is a reason this show hasn't joined the great, and often repeated shows of history.  Which is a shame, since the production we saw was tantalizingly close to a really wonderful show.  Good tunes, good voices, good acting but something missing to make it great.

I wasn't sure I would make it to the theatre on Sunday, even just to sit and watch the show. Friday afternoon for perhaps the second time in 20+ years, I went home sick from work.  It might have been food poisoning, or some similar bug as I also missed the load out of Roman Holiday on Sunday evening. 

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Jun. 22nd, 2017 10:17 pm
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"I'm from Texas."
"Texas? Whatever were you doing there?"
"Well, I realize this may be beyond your scope, but I lived there."

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Jun. 22nd, 2017 08:59 pm
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Cancelling all my plans until I return to work. I really REALLY think I just need to chill and decompress and just not do anything until I have to do something.

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Jun. 22nd, 2017 08:57 pm
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"How old are you?"
"Twenty one."
"Why, when I was your age, I was forty two!"
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