nohwhere_man: (waterfall)
Those little things-
It's getting cool enough at night that I'll have to turn on the furnace soon; after vacuuming it so the smoke detectors don't go off the first time it gets hot. Burning dust really reeks.
nohwhere_man: (Default)
The US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is a legal right across the United States.
It means the 14 states with bans on same-sex marriage will no longer be able to enforce them.
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that the plaintiffs asked "for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right."

Finally. The shouting isn't over, of course. Won't be as long as the mostly xtian mobs don't understand that -their- god isn't the deity of the rest of us. It would be too much to hope that they realize what they do in the name of their god is similar to what the Taliban, Boku Haram, and the like do. Maybe not always a violent, but still the same.


Apr. 26th, 2015 09:19 am
nohwhere_man: (lusifer)
As brought on by the latest Repub. presidential candidates (and rephrased from earlier sources)-
Guys, Freedom is Religion is rather like Freedom of Expression- your right to throw a punch ends before it touches my nose. Then Freedom becomes Battery, which is still a crime.

That is all for today.
nohwhere_man: (sunset)
Ach, Crivins! Terry Pratchett is gone from us.
nohwhere_man: (sunset)
Not enough people know about the code talkers.

(CNN) -- Chester Nez, the last of the original Navajo code talkers credited with creating an unbreakable code used during World War II, died Wednesday at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Navajo Nation President said. He was 93.
nohwhere_man: (lusifer)
She didn't come home two nights ago. Wasn't at home last night -and- hadn't eating the wet food I'd left out. Hmm... Went out to the backyard this morning, called her, and hear a rather loud meowing from the garage. Yep, she'd gone in there when I had the door opened for a moment and hadn't left when I turned off the light. I do wish she wouldn't do that.

Doofus cat.

(Otherwise, she's fine.)
nohwhere_man: (sunset)
Happy equinox, everyone.
nohwhere_man: (blank)
Early this morning I discovered that my long-time friend, Mr Coffee the 2nd, was no more. Just a cold lump on the counter. Oh, so cold. I had to wrest the filter basket away and use hot water from the electric kettle to have my coffee. He will be missed, but time heals and I'm sure another one, just like him, will come along; one just has to wait for the right moment. Burial arrangements are pending.
nohwhere_man: (waterfall)
Happy mid-autumn! (solstice at 13:44 PDT today-

My rant of the day, well, one of them:
It's really silly how many western/temperate cultures think of summer as starting in late june. It's a modern convention. Any agrarian society will tell you that mid june is the height of summer (hence historically calling the summer Solstice "mid-summers day"). It's as bad as calling Yule the start of winter; anyone that's been in a real winter knows that's it's full-on cold by that time.

What's worse is all the people that say things like "bla-season-bla has OFFICIALLY started". Stuff and nonsense, I say to that.

Let's call things as they really are in temperate climes- spring from early Feb to early May, summer from May to August, autumn/fall from august to November, and winter from then until February again. If you're in the southern hemisphere, please invert this message.
nohwhere_man: (waterfall)
WooHoo! First rain of the season. Kinda kills the kiteboarding wind for the day. Oh well.
nohwhere_man: (blank)
We have progress... she knows how to come and go (open window and 3' leap to the fence), and has twice now tried to wake me up in the morning for some wet food :). And even slept on the bed a couple of times.
nohwhere_man: (sunset)
I seem to have acquired a cat.

Currently called 'squirkle'. Don't ask why, I don't know.

She's s refugee from the neighbors across the street; the Other Cat was beating up on S and the neighbors are going on a 5-week road trip. So she's here now. We'll see how it goes :).
nohwhere_man: (lusifer)
I saw the headline on "Terror's tiny victim". No no no no no!!! "Terrorist's tiny victim" or "Bomb's tiny victim". Terror (a state of intense fear) had nothing to do with his death, but terrorists did. In the last 12 years, we've had a gradual shift in the media from using the word terrorist (from terrorism: the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion) to simply terror. A terror didn't make any bombs, a terrorist did, and terror (fright) probably hasn't killed anyone involved, a bomb did.

Not that anyone listens to me... when 'ask' gets used as a noun and we have take-aways from meetings that don't involve food....
nohwhere_man: (sunset)
Chris Caswell has passed. Absolutely a-feckin-mazing harpist and harp builder.
nohwhere_man: (sunset)
The winter Solstice is often considered a time of renewal and positive change. I hope everyone has a good winter holiday and comes out refreshed and ready to follow the ascendancy of the sun into a great spring (vampires excepted, of course, in following the sun).

It should be here in a couple of hours.
nohwhere_man: (sunset)
Mitt Romney conceding the race for President.
nohwhere_man: (sunset) about 16:10 pacific time today, that is, in about 22 minutes.
nohwhere_man: (blank)
I don't usually do meme-ish things, but this is Important:

Take the following list, and: Bold items you have, and use at least once a year. Italicize the ones you have, but don't use. Strike through the ones you had, but have gotten rid of.

pasta machines, breadmakers, juicers (the manual kind), blenders, deep fat fryers, egg boilers, melon ballers, sandwich makers, pastry brushes, cheese knives, electric woks, salad spinner, griddle pans, jam funnels, meat thermometers, filleting knives, egg poachers, cake stands, garlic crushers, martini glasses, tea strainers, bamboo steamers, pizza stones, coffee grinders, milk frothers, piping bags, banana stands, fluted pastry wheels, tagine dishes, conical strainers, rice cookers, steam cookers, pressure cookers, slow cookers, spaetzle makers, cookie press, gravy strainers, double boilers / bains maries, sukiyaki stoves, food processors, ice cream makers, takoyaki makers, and fondue sets.

In addition:
Deep freezer, more fondue sets, Sake sets, dehydrator, smoker, solar oven, oil mister, butane torch, rolling stone

I cannot answer the question: Why?
nohwhere_man: (Default)
Because this has been rattling around in my head for weeks, it's time to let it loose on the unsuspecting.

Buffalo Goths )

It works!

Apr. 15th, 2012 11:28 pm
nohwhere_man: (waterfall)
In the continuing saga of doing new things, last year I took up kiteboarding. Or, at least, I'm working at it. Today was the first day out with the used kite I bought last fall, and (a) it works, (b) after 5 months off I can still fly one. Since the wind was a bit slack, I got a lot of practice in relaunching... I'm also a bit sore...but not badly. One of the features of Crown Beach is that part of the shore is practically flat, so when the tide is out, there's hundreds of feet of sand. I spent most of the hour and a half out there in knee-deep water. Still need to get an airpump and a board, but one I can borrow and the other can wait until I practice some more. The only downside is that I have to work this week :), but since the new job is Not Sucking, that's not too bad (and the $13k of new equipment I asked for has been approved).
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