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( Sep. 15th, 2008 03:31 pm)
Another crazy diamond to bask in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs, to sail on the steel breeze...

Richard Wright passed on today, age 65, after a short battle against cancer.

Shine on.
RIP, George...

You old fuck...
Robert Lynn Asprin, author of MythAdventures and the Phule series, passed from this realm on 22 May, 2008.

I started reading his books some twenty-five years ago, starting with Another Fine Myth. I have a copy of his latest book, Dragons Wild, sitting by my bed, untouched and unread. I've always been a huge long-time fan of his writings.

Merry part, Bob. You shall be sorely missed.
Julius passed to the Summerlands this afternoon.

He was not in good shape. His veins had collapsed, he was dehydrated from refusing to drink anything the past couple of days, didn't want to move to go anywhere, refused food...
The vet told us that if we had waited until tonight, his kidneys would have shut down, and he would have started seizing.

We did the right thing, bringing him in while he still had his dignity and the knowledge that he was (and still is) loved.

You have earned your rest, mighty hunter.
Merry met, merry part, and merry meet once again.
E Gary Gygax, writer, game designer, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, co-founder of Tactical Studies Rules (TSR).
Born 27 July 1938
Passed 4 March 2008

One more to pass through the gates of $afterlife.

"I would like the world to remember me as the guy who really enjoyed playing games and sharing his knowledge and his fun pastimes with everybody else."
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( Feb. 13th, 2008 10:55 pm)
Colleen's Dad passed away tonight...

If you guys don't hear from me for a few days...
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( Mar. 8th, 2007 04:45 pm)
Two passings that I learned about today...

The first... John Inman has taken his last inside leg, heading to the Gentleman's Department in the Sky. When God called down, he said, "I'm free..." He passed away in a hospital in the UK due to Hep A, by the sounds of it.

The second... is hidden by a cut due to spoilers... )
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( Feb. 15th, 2006 12:34 pm)

Another Valentine's Day has come and gone.
I didn't get to do what I really wanted to do last night, which was cook a nice chicken dinner. Instead, due to time, I opted for using Perdue Low-Fat Baked chicken breasts. I heated them up in the toaster oven, layered on some provolone and Adobo seasoning, broiled them for a few minutes, and served them up with Rice-a-Roni and corn. Not too bad, I thought. It would have taken me longer to trim up chicken breasts, butterfly, pound flat, put in cheese and seasonings inside, roll them, season the outside, bread 'em, and bake them in the oven. Maybe that's more of a Sunday dinner.

Email at work is currently down and out. Server crashed out. Waiting on a tech from Dell or one of their contracted underlings to come out and fix it.
Ah, I remember doing that stuff... loved it.

Colleen's taking her car to Jiffy Lube for an oil change and serpentine belt replacement. I called and inquired about the price of the belt yesterday -- $70 to replace. Not bad at all. I thought it was going to be ten times that, but then I realised that would be for the timing belt. Right now, her car just makes that awful squealing noise when it starts up. Nine times out of ten, I hear, it's the serpentine.

Marcus has a rather resistant case of thrush. Had to go back to Fallon to get his meds again, but found out that the nurse in pediatric urgent care never phoned it in the previous night. So I had to go to PUC, get them to see if it had been phoned in -- it wasn't, had them write up a new one, and then wait at the pharmacy for it to be filled. That put me about 45 minutes behind where I wanted to be last night, especially since I still had to hit Target and Stop & Shop before home. I left work at 1730... arrived at Fallon just after 1800... didn't get home until after 1900. Dinner didn't hit the table until... oh... 2000 at the latest.

Still working on my GURPS game... name isn't finalized yet. I may have mentioned it before -- it's a revamp of a game I ran before, based on a game I played my first year at UMass Amherst. ([ profile] ibabeu and [ profile] volare were in it too... they'll know what it is.) My thing on it is that I won't be putting the personal angst and grief and whatever else that the GM put in her game... Sort of changes the scope of things with it, but hey, it'll work out better in the long run. (Besides, the GM was rather screwed up.)
More on it later when I get more things finalized, but only a little of it is geared for public knowledge... wouldn't want to give any of what's really going on away...

Andreas Katsulas, aka G'Kar on Babylon 5 and Tomalak on Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as the One Armed Man in The Fugitive, passed away this week at the age of 59.

More later as news warrants.
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( Dec. 22nd, 2005 12:01 pm)

Today's entry does not start on a happy note.
Yesterday, sometime just after 1600, my maternal grandfather passed away, after a long bout with various bodily bits and bobs deciding not to work properly or if at all anymore. From what I was told, he went peacefully. He was the one who made the decision to come off the respirator and just go whenever his body said that it had had enough.
And so he went.
The last time I saw him was at our wedding back in October 2003. I've spoken to him on the phone a handful of times since then. Now he's joined his wife and one of his sons, both of whom passed in December 2002.
How do I feel about it? Don't get me wrong, I do feel sad about it, but knowing that he went because he wanted to puts a good amount of peace in the heart. He's still around, though -- keeping an eye on Marcus.

This evening is my company's potluck dinner. I brought brownies with butterscotch chips baked into the top. I planned on doing two batches, the other with mint chips or something, but the store didn't have mint chips, and as it turned out, I didn't have the time to do two batches, since Marcus didn't quite want to go to full sleep just yet.
I still have lots to do tonight before we head out. If I'm still up at 300 when Colleen gets up to put stuff in the car, that's fine. I'll just sleep during the first leg of the trip. If I can catch a good four hours, I'll be good to drive the last half.

Just have to get through today and tonight, then it's ten days of not having to worry about anything.

I ordered two creepers from JINX yesterday. They should arrive at my in-laws' place Friday. The one I first noticed was this one. Then I found this one as I was placing the order.

I need lunch, a nap and my vacation.

I will try to check my LJ every day, along with my GMail account. I shouldn't have a problem doing that. Entries will happen as they happen.

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( Sep. 27th, 2005 12:20 pm)

So here's the part of the morning that really honked me off...
I stopped at Stop & Shop, which is a typical pre-work stop for me to grab a few things. (Mind you, it's also a typical post-work stop for me too.) I decided that I was going to get some sandwich meat and cheese, then go to the bakery section and get a couple of their nice croissants, the same ones I've been eating for breakfast for the past couple of workdays or so.
So I grab some sandwich meat, some nice havarti with dill... make my way to the bakery...
No croissants.
Absolutely f*** all.
So, I thought, now what am I gonna do? I don't want a sandwich roll, they're too tough for a nice relaxing sandwich.
I have english muffins at work, but they just won't do, especially when the toaster barely works properly.
So now it's one of those quandries -- do I eat the stuff without the bread, or hold off on the idea until I have a couple of those croissants? I do have the Stouffer's mac and cheese that I was going to eat with the sandwich, but that's not a really decent lunch, is it? I need some meat, dammit!
I'll figure it out I guess...

Maxwell Smart has gone through the last security door... and instead of falling down the phone booth, it takes him upwards...
RIP, Don Adams. May you see Chumley and Mr Whoopie up there too.



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