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Posted on 2008.02.25 at 22:23
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: VNV Nation

Whilst at the Pinewood Derby a lady slid up to me and whispered, I know who you are.
"Ooooooooooook." I replied.
You're ehowton. she said. I nodded. Then she introduced herself - and I recognized her name and was totally at ease. In the future, I think people should start with the introduction!

Fast forward to today. I'm walking from my boss's office to my own. I say, "Excuse me" as I pass through a group of people. A lady grabs me and pulls us away from the bystanders - "Do you live in [my subdivision]?" she asked. Whoa! Completely-blank-stare...I was in work mode! "I'm so-and-so...I live at the end of the street. I recognized your car in the parking lot!" Very cool because I thought I recognized her husband a couple of weeks back and sure enough, he works at one of the other plants...New friends, new neighbors.

The other night we were at a party, and, because drax0r and I have come close to getting the entire town of Anna, Texas addicted to Monster brand drinks, the subject eventually came up. Because I am outrageous, I started, "throwing down" gang-sign. Only, I used my first three fingers of my right hand, pointing down - to represent the, "M" in Monster while draped over my left arm which I threw across my chest. We'd all been drinking and it was a hoot, until someone turned it on its side and announced, "EHOWTON!" *eyeroll* And only because someone else started using an avatar just like mine making it difficult to distinguish between the two I took that idea, and ran with it:

I've still been unable to find a "Monster" font,
So I made this from the existing letters.

And, by the grace of God, my wife and I rec'd a gift this weekend, the always lovely and engaging galinda822. (Use only as directed. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. Void where prohibited. Some assembly required.) She arrived by air Saturday morning and sadly, has to leave tomorrow evening. I was hoping to take Tuesday off to maximize my time with her (as my wife has been stealing her away from me) but as it turns out will be working 0900-1200 tomorrow with a 1400 Parent-Teacher conference prior to leaving for the airport. Thanks for making your way down here again!

catttitude and galinda822 on a gorgeous Texas morning.

1. Name/username

2. Right or left handed?

3. Favorite letter to write?

4. Write "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."

5. Tag 6 peeps.


glodowg at 2008-02-26 04:29 (UTC) (Link)
You have a misspelling at the bottom. I am sure it should say Mr_Dowg.
ehowton at 2008-02-26 15:14 (UTC) (Link)
If mr_dowg can scan & post his own work, fine - I concede the point. If not, you get get bupkiss (someone "tagged" my wife...she knows we own a scanner...)

As for me, I had to go out and purchase a pen. I haven't picked up one of those in ages. Fortunately, I had plenty of printer paper.
mr_dowg at 2008-02-26 04:31 (UTC) (Link)
That someone that stole your avatar.....I wouldn't by chance know him would I???

I will start using this one in it's place until I can "make" my own special one up......rephrase.....until I LEARN how to make my own special one up!

BTW.....I am glad that you got to spend sometime with galinda and it is cool that you are running into people from your neighborhood and from the board.
ehowton at 2008-02-26 15:30 (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't by chance know him would I???
Few people do, though he's quickly becoming legend in these here parts.

I will start using this one in it's place until I can "make" my own special one up.
I was of course referencing the forum, sir. I intend only to change my own behavior, never to modify someone else's. We're good...We're good.

...it is cool that you are running into people from your neighborhood and from the board.
Its also kinda spooky.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-02-26 04:39 (UTC) (Link)
Heh. It took me a few moments (and some squinting) to figure out all the people you'd tagged. And I can't even blame it on vodka-and-Monster cocktails or anything like that. :)
ehowton at 2008-02-26 16:39 (UTC) (Link)
I'm an IT professional. I type 80 wpm and haven't picked up a pen since the late 90s. I am considered a freak in polite society.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-02-27 03:00 (UTC) (Link)
Charlemagne never learned to write as his hand was too accustomed to wielding a battle axe.
ehowton at 2008-02-27 09:45 (UTC) (Link)
You honor me with your analogy.
galinda822 at 2008-02-26 11:17 (UTC) (Link)

I know who you are!

Thanks for having me! I can't imagine a better way to spend a long weekend.

Time with Sis having fun like only we can.
Having the kids fight over me.
And beer & cigars with you in the garage.

Love the new "Monster-tar"!

ehowton at 2008-02-26 16:41 (UTC) (Link)

Re: I know who you are!

The pleasure, I assure you ma'am, has been all mine. I'll toast you with a Monster just prior to our launch. And once you are gone, I will have to settle for a consolatory Monster in your absence, as the silence will be deafening.
mymashed at 2008-02-26 15:28 (UTC) (Link)
You all could be sisters :)

I think the "E" is tooo funny!
ehowton at 2008-02-26 16:41 (UTC) (Link)
You all could be sisters :)
Thing 1 & Thing 2.

galinda822 at 2008-02-26 17:13 (UTC) (Link)
Sexy Thing 1 & Sexy Thing 2!
That's what you meant to say I'm sure!
ehowton at 2008-02-26 18:11 (UTC) (Link)
ou ar actl right! M kboard i miing those k!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-02-29 02:19 (UTC) (Link)
too funny!
ehowton at 2008-02-29 02:45 (UTC) (Link)
At least somebody got it!
galinda822 at 2008-02-26 17:12 (UTC) (Link)
We get that all the time!
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ehowton at 2008-02-26 18:12 (UTC) (Link)
Separated at birth.
irulan_amy at 2008-02-27 05:02 (UTC) (Link)
Cool new avatar and a handwriting meme - Neat-o!

Your wife and Galinda do look alike...or maybe it's just the sunglasses. ;)
ehowton at 2008-02-27 09:47 (UTC) (Link)
E M O N S T E R?
codekitten at 2008-02-27 16:56 (UTC) (Link)
yea! i need something to kick start me posting again.

between baby prep, 50 hr work weeks (i have a cake job so that's a lot), painting, etc i have had no time to myself.

though my handwriting is horrendous...yours is interesting. ever had it analyzed?
ehowton at 2008-02-27 16:58 (UTC) (Link)
Ever had it analyzed?

No ma'am, but I can guess what it would reveal: That I am opinionated, egotistical, fiercely loyal, and easy-going.

Damn I'm good!
codekitten at 2008-02-27 18:34 (UTC) (Link)

i guess the "easy-going" works with the "opinionated, egotistical" by not putting those "states" onto others?
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