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The End of the World

Posted on 2006.09.27 at 11:30
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Current Music: Percy Faith: 16 Most Requested Songs/ The Fly - The Fly II
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If you're being chased by a police dog, try not to go through a tunnel, then on to a little seesaw, then jump through a hoop of fire. They're trained for that.




My boy wanted a 'submarine' bed to replace his recently destroyed 'car' bed. Simultaneously I decided I didn't want to spend the money every couple of years buying shit he would eventually tear up, and my wife wanted to get him into something more suitable to last until he left the house. Working in concert, we picked out a boys bed, sketched out a submarine in place of the unfinished 'underwater' mural, and created our version of his submarine bedroom:



He seems to like it. I incorporated the HVAC intake vent into the conning tower, and my wife found some reflectors to use as the periscope. The oscilloscope, bar-graph, and buttons are all done with glow-in-the-dark paint.




I took the money, I spiked your drink
You miss too much these days if you stop to think
You led me on with those innocent eyes
And you know I love the element of surprise
In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart
You, you were acting like it was the end of the world




Reason #42 why portable mp3 players should be licensed:

I was outside having a scooby-snack with galinda822 and we heard singing. We both turned to see a bare-chested man in sandels and shorts with a backpack on singing 'Till There Was You' from the musical The Music Man. Weird.




All women are beautiful. ALL women.
--Gene Simmons




I dreamed cenedrawood lived in a mobile home outside Rhome, Texas. She looked like a teenaged version of Starbuck from BSG. Then I dreamed that I was working triage at a Korean facility which had been hit with some form of trauma. I had to stabilize every one before taking cover by keeping the unconscious warm. I got everyone settled then went to shelter until whatever was happening was over. When I got back to my patients, all of them were fine, except Republic of Korea Air Force Sergeant Moon. I unwrapped his head and took his temperature. I had a real doctor with me this time. The temperature read 178-degrees. That couldn't be right! I double checked, same temperature. I was getting a feeling of foreboding as I changed mode on the digital readout thermometer. I scanned his forehead again. The readout was unmistakable: "SEVERE BRAIN DAMAGE." I couldn't believe that I was the one responsible for this man's death. He may have been unconscious at the time, but he didn't require external heating to keep him alive like the others, and I had all but killed him.




Hired one guy and have two interviews setup for tomorrow, one for Friday, hoping to hire two more guys before the end of this month. I'm out in just over a week, for another 10-days, and another of my staff is out during the same 10-day period. Very short staffing coming up. Every little bit helps. It will be nice to be flush with help.

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drax0r
drax0r at 2006-09-27 19:14 (UTC) (Link)
The End of the World

That's great it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes and airplanes.


If you're being chased by a police dog, try not to go through a tunnel, then on to a little seesaw, then jump through a hoop of fire.

Seriously, you are the worst. criminal. ever.


My boy wanted a 'submarine' bed to replace his recently destroyed 'car' bed.

That submarine bed is fantastic! Good work, my man.


a bare-chested man in sandels and shorts with a backpack on singing 'Till There Was You' from the musical The Music Man.

That just reminded me of something that happened in NYC. I had just gotten off the train from Jersey at Penn Station and hopped on the A Train uptown. I took a seat adjacent to this big, burly, Grizzly Adams-lookin dude who was listening to his iPod and softly singing 'Nothing Compares to You' by Sinead O'Connor. I knew at this moment that it was going to be a good trip.

ehowton
ehowton at 2006-09-28 03:16 (UTC) (Link)
Lenny Bruce is not afraid.

Crime doesn't pay.

One ping only, Vascilly.

All the flowers that you planted Momma in the back yard all died when you went away.
irulan_amy at 2006-09-27 20:11 (UTC) (Link)
I like how you did the submarine bed. Resourceful and very fun!

Your dreams are very interesting. Especially to someone like me who rarely remembers dreams.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-09-28 02:58 (UTC) (Link)
Do you write down the ones you do remember?
irulan_amy at 2006-09-28 13:19 (UTC) (Link)
Um, about half the time. I seem to only remember ones I have in that half-sleeping state right after I hit the snooze button the first time...
galinda822 at 2006-09-27 20:26 (UTC) (Link)
That guy was funny...especially when he stopped singing when he saw us! I can't believe he was wearing a backpack without a shirt on either.

G's room turned out great! I can't believe I haven't been over in so long that I haven't seen it already!
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-09-28 02:57 (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you had dinner with us - did you get to see little girl's room too?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-09-27 21:30 (UTC) (Link)
I second drax0r's comment about the bed. Good job, man. I didn't know that there was so much artistic skill in your family. Kewl.


I don' know anyone in their right mind who would quote Richard Simmons. No one.

MP3 players are cool. I just wished that Creative made better hard drives. I so think they rule those stupid iPods.

Do you think I should come interview?
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-09-27 22:11 (UTC) (Link)
I don' know anyone in their right mind who would quote Richard Simmons. No one.
Gene Simmons, you retard - the lead singer of KISS. Perhaps you've heard of them?

Do you think I should come interview?
galinda822 said you have to get past the both of us, and that your chances aren't looking good. Sorry dude.

MP3 players are cool.
So that was YOU we saw?

I so think they rule those stupid iPods.
Agreed. I can't imagine all those millions of stupid people using that stupid OSX operating system flawlessly running that stupid iTunes database and connecting trouble-free with those stupid iPods. Actually, only an idiot would use an iPod with Windows come to think of it. Go have fun with your Creative, ass.

Penguin Puppetmaster
oxy_irony at 2006-09-28 01:06 (UTC) (Link)
I must have missed the post about your son's bed being broken... Yet, I really like the sub idea! Very cute.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-09-28 02:32 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. A little paint on the wall in another couple of years and ta-da; same bed, different theme. I wonder what he'll want next?
Me
photogoot at 2006-09-28 02:20 (UTC) (Link)
Will you paint me a cool theme bedroom too?
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-09-28 02:31 (UTC) (Link)
I only did the sketch, the wife did the painting. And she's not available. But if you like, I'll scratch out something when I get to D.C.
Elizabeth Krumbach
princessleia2 at 2006-10-01 12:36 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that submarine bed is excellent!
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-10-02 21:31 (UTC) (Link)
heh - thanks. there's nothing can't be done with a lot of paint and a little imagination!
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