December 31, 2013

Yearly wrap-up of yearly wrap-ups

December 30, 2013

Lego Collectible Minifigs Series 12 LEGO Movie figures

Looks like I have a few more days to figure out a feel guide for the newest series of Lego collectible minifigures. January 1 is the official release date for the LEGO-movie-themed figures.

  1. Robot girl - slant dress and rifle (2 per case)
  2. President Business - funky hair, coffee cup w/ handle (6 per case)
  3. Emmitt - 1x2 tile, no handcuffs (6 per case)
  4. Wildstyle - slant dress and fan (4 per case)
  5. Abe Lincoln - hat with beard (they're attached) (4 per case)
  6. Scratchen-Post - cat (2 per case)
  7. Scribble-face Cop - 1x2 tile and handcuffs (6 per case)
  8. Will Shakespeare - 2x2 tile and quill (2 per case)
  9. Gail, the construction worker - jackhammer (2 per case)
  10. Larry the Barista - coffee cup without handle (4 per case)
  11. Velma Staplebot - 2x2 tile and round wig (2 per case)
  12. Taco Tuesday Guy - sombrero or cheese plate (4 per case)
  13. Where are my Pants? Guy - two legs (4 per case)
  14. Wiley Fusebot - dynamite, gun (4 per case)
  15. Panda Guy - Panda helmet with ears, panda (6 per case)
  16. Marsha Queen of Mermaids - mermaid tail (2 per case)
I'm thinking this set is going to be tough to recognize through the bags. Three figures have 2x2 tiles. Two have 1x2 tiles. Two have slant dresses. Two have coffee cups. I've never felt the dynamite before.

I've had to buy eighteen figures to get the full set of sixteen in each of the past two sets (#10 and #11). I'll aim to be better, but it's going to be tough.

Addenda - Since I started typing this post on Friday, From Bricks to Bothans posted a review and feel guide of the new set. Thanks, folks. I also found some confirmation that the next collectible minifig set will be Simpsons-themed and should show up in May 2014 then that series 14 will tie into the Minifig MMO.

Also appearing this January 1 is the newest Lego Cuusoo set, the Mars Rover, which is a must-buy for me. That'll, of course, be far easier to get absolutely right, and the $25 Lego gift card that I got from a student for Christmas makes that almost free. (Thanks, ND)

December 28, 2013

Well then I'll sail this ship alone...

As this posts, I should be sitting in New Castle Chrysler High School's gymnasium, the largest in the country, waiting for the start of the Hall of Fame Classic. In other words I'll be in heaven.

December 23, 2013

Fallen Astronaut

I know I should keep posting Christmas ephemera, but I feel like taking a little left turn today. I might fit some more Christmas something in later today.

Instead, I want to marvel at the brilliance of the only sculpture on the moon: Fallen Astronaut.

The sculpture is among the most touching, beautiful efforts of commemoration that I've ever heard of. One of the astronauts worked in advance to find as light-weight, hideable tribute to his fallen comrades (some of whom were actual, Soviet comrades - brotherhood knows no political bounds). He managed to sneak the sculpture up TO THE MOON, and then he and his fellow astronauts had to distract mission control long enough to set up a make-shift memorial.

I love the moon. I love the idea that we as a species walked on the moon. I desperately want us to get back to the moon.

More info about Fallen Astronaut on Wikipedia and at the Smithsonian.

December 21, 2013

Taking a break from Christmas playlists

I'm going to take a break from the Christmas playlists and go with the forty seven (8tracks wouldn't let me include all three John Mellencamp songs, so sorry to "I Need a Lover") that always make me happy.

Merry Christmas, folks

December 20, 2013

Christmas playlist #15

Christmas is for kids. It seems like a very straight forward playlist for me to put together, but these folks did a better job than I did.

December 19, 2013

Christmas playlist #14

It's essential that you have a wordless Christmas music playlist. Some would even say that it's instrumental in your holiday enjoyment.

December 18, 2013

Christmas playlist #13

I didn't come up with the Mixed Up Holiday Tunes, but I can endorse it...except maybe for the Ludacris song.

December 17, 2013

Christmas playlist #12

I kind of like this one, so - even though I'm enjoying this banter, it won't pay th ebills.

Oh, and I finally got around to wearing a 

December 16, 2013

Christmas playlist #11

Sadly I couldn't include more of Django Bells, a great Christmas, swing jazz album from the Gypsy Hombres. 8Tracks has some sort of 'no more than two per artist per playlist' rule in their contract. Hopefully the mix of cowboy Christmas and Texas swing- jazz Christmas will tide you over until you get the Django Bells album

December 14, 2013

Don't You Four Cheddar 'Bout Me

December 13, 2013

Christmas playlist #10

The soulful Christmas playlist might be my favorite of the ones I've posted so far. Very happy stuff...

December 12, 2013

Christmas playlist #9

Loving the remixed Christmas classics here. I'd embed the straight Christmas Remixed album because it's outstanding, but this is as close as I could manage.

Buy or download that one immediately.

December 10, 2013

Christmas playlist #8

Today we bring down the guitars and crank the amps to eleven for Christmas rock!

Christmas playlist #7

There just aren't enough oldies and surfin' oldies Christmas tunes out there for my tastes.

There should be more like these.

December 9, 2013

Christmas playlist #6

Novelty Christmas songs are some of the best Christmas songs. They're just so cutesy and novel.

December 6, 2013

Christmas playlist #5

You know all the songs, but you probably don't know these updated versions in today's modern classics of Christmas playlist from 8tracks.

December 5, 2013

Christmas playlist #4

Today's Christmas playlist: lounge music Christmas tunes.

Amazon Prime Air?!?


It's sort of odd timing for an April Fools joke, so maybe Amazon Prime Air is actually a real if very early prototype program?

December 4, 2013

Christmas playlist #3

It's a folk music Christmas...sadly without any actual songs from Steve Martin, though I would love that.

December 3, 2013

Christmas playlist #2

Come out to the mall and enjoy today's selection of non-threatening, appropriate to all, white bread Christmas music. We've got Andy Williams, Burl Ives, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, and more.

Honestly, I love 'em all.

34 years ago today...

December 2, 2013

Christmas playlist #1

Today, Brit Pop Christmas.

More music to come over the coming days.

Happy December!

You could do a lot worse than to follow along with Chris Sims's advent calendar of daily christmas finds from YouTube.

If you need some Christmas music, I have a couple of mixes from the past couple of years that I particularly enjoy...


Or there are dozens of Christmas music internet radio stations: celtic christmas, celtic christmas, various christmas, pandora Christmas, Cincinnati's Christian Christmas, and lots more.

December 1, 2013

I'm gonna go down to Snooky's Bar. Anybody with me?

November 30, 2013

He is at a gun store. That's not so good.

November 26, 2013

The 80's from SNL

Bomb diggity...enjoy it while it's up and around...

November 25, 2013

Talky Teller

I watched this video this weekend, and the sound of Teller's voice still creeps me out.

November 23, 2013

It's hard to take advantage of all the Black Friday deals when you're being accused of stealing...

November 20, 2013

In which our hero gets involved

So, it appears that I'm on the Ohio Education Association's Board of Directors.

Near the beginning of the school year, one of my coworkers asked me if I would be interested in filling a vacant position on the Board. Apparently the previous office holder had been lucky enough to retire from a local school district and was henceforth no longer eligible to be on the Board.

I'd been saying for a few years that I wanted to get more involved in union (technically Association in Princeton) business, and I know I'm not well cut from a cloth that makes me good for building-level negotiations and mediations. I turn far too quickly toward combat and not nearly enough toward compromise and understanding. Knowing that local route is likely closed to me, I was at least interested in the higher position within the union hierarchy. So I gave a hearty maybe...

I made it to a Board of Directors meeting, sitting as a guest in the sideline seats. Then I said yes and attended another meeting (there are about nine a year, all in Columbus at the OEA building, at which I was elected to fill the position until the next local Representative Assembly, at which the position would be officially elected. The local Rep Assembly has now come and gone, and I was elected to serve out the balance of Haven's three-year term - unopposed, not even needing a paper ballot. I'm apparently a Board member for at least a year - after which I can run (probably unopposed again) for two three-year terms.

From there I've gone to two local council meetings at which the presidents a dozen local associations pass along and respond to the issues of the day, passing their opinions and challenges along to me and an OEA labor relations consultant (LRC) so that the LRC can try to solve the problems and I can represent their positions appropriately at the state level.

It's been interesting so far, and I'm looking forward to a few more interesting years.

Thoughts so far...
  • I'm honored to have been invited. I know I got tapped because a state-connected PHS staffer was impressed with what I did back in the Issue 2/SB 5 fight. Lots of people who came before me sacrificed a lot to get me the contracts and protections that I have. I can certainly attend a few meetings over the next year(s) as my turn in the barrel.
  • The protocol of the meetings is fascinating. Each time there's an agenda, a motion to accept the agenda with flexibility, and a series of motions, seconds, discussions, votes, and all sorts of Robert's Rules issues. Some part of me wants to chuckle at the absurdity of five people sitting at a table running through Robert's Rules of Order to say 'hey, how's life in your district,' but I do understand that one of the major goals (and legal requirements) here is absolute transparency for the membership, so I don't chuckle aloud.
  • I'm becoming far more educated in everything Union-related. Man, the learning curve is steep because so many of the people are long-timers who know all the acronyms and histories, but there's just so much to learn. I'm in heaven with that aspect.
  • Everybody I speak to seems to have most of the same issues. We're all wigged out over Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) pressure, Common Core curricular changes, decreased funding, increased class sizes, the impending Right to Work fight, increased health care costs alongside frozen pay scales. So many of our issues aren't local, and that's the case all over the state.
  • Some of the issues do continue to be local, and there are clearly dozens of radically different ways to solve the problems that we all have. Some districts fight for school safety with more resource officers; others choose to arm individual teachers with handguns; still others lock guns in fingerprint-protected safes at the end of academic hallways. It's all for the same problem: keep the kids safe; but those are shockingly different ways to solve that same problem.
I know I'll stick around for at least a year. I'm leaning toward sticking around a little longer than that.

November 18, 2013

Help me choose

Which Lego tie should I get?

I'm not asking which style or which maker? That's decided. I'm ordering myself a Brick Your Neck! tie in the original long style.

What I need to know is which color I should order: red, white, blue, or black?

They all come in plain and can be adorned in all sorts of brilliant ways, none of which I would frequently have time for, sadly.

November 16, 2013

These are some jeans of yours; I don't know if you want them.

November 11, 2013

First listen: Inside Llewyn Davis

NPR's First Listen currently has the soundtrack to Inside Llewyn Davis available for streaming in full.

You can check out the full track listing over at allmusic and the trailer below.

Apparently the film is based on Dave Von Ronk's memoirs and is directed by the Coen Brothers. The soundtrack is pretty and pleasant and makes me wonder what the tone of the film is going to be - mocking, reverential, loving, funny...

Either way, I'll give it a look and hope it's not in the same vein as was A Mighty Wind which hit a little too close to home for somebody who still watches the folk PBS funddrive specials with love.

November 9, 2013

Where are the angels?

November 6, 2013

PHSChemGuy's Protopage

iGoogle is fully and officially dead, and I'm a little late to the party.

Sure, Google posted something sixteen months ago saying that iGoogle would be heading into the sunset. So I, of course, waited until the day after iGoogle went belly up to really do anything about the impending doom. On Thursday, I saw the note saying 'iGoogle will not be available after November 1' and assumed I had until the end of the day on November 1 to make my desperate, eleventh-hour decision to choose a replacement. Instead, when I woke up on Friday, November 1, my homepage of iGoogle was no longer available, and I was forced to switch.

After skimming through a few other the recommended options, I've gone with Protopage as my replacement.

Reasons I picked protopage...
  • Visual similarity to iGoogle - Each widget shows the seven (default number) newest items from any RSS feed in an individual 'window' with a simple title bar with clickable links for each story/entry. A single page can be set up to include individual tabs of different rss feeds.
  • Ease of use - Adding a widget is easy as can be: click Add Widget up top and type in the name of the page. Occasionally Protopage can't find the appropriate rss feed, but the correct link is usually just a click or two away on the blog's site.
  • Customizability - Individual RSS feed windows can be colored differently. The background of the various pages can be changed to any color, a couple dozen built-in backgrounds, or any image on the web. (I went with this image of bokeh for now.) The widgets can also be resized to any width (as with the calendar that I've spread to three columns wide.) Individual widgets and tabs can also be renamed as you choosen.
  • Link management - I'm a right-click-open-in-new-tab guy, but that caused an initial problem because links opened that way don't appear in Protopage to have been visited, leaving them looking identical to any un-visited links. Protopage does, however, grey out (with strikethru, also) any pages clicked to via Protopage. I don't know yet whether links visited from outside Protopage would also grey out. Gotta check on that.
  • Google integration - Protopage has a number of widgets built in including Gmail and Google Calendar, both of which are kinda important to my organizing on the web.
  • Sharing - It's possible to make your protopage public and share it with anyone on the web for view-only privileges or editing privileges. I haven't chosen to take advantage of that yet, but I may in the future.
Drawbacks I've seen so far...
  • I can't customize each page's background uniquely. It seems that changing one changes them all.
  • The Google calendar widget doesn't seem willing to sync multiple calendars. I have The Girl and Calen's calendars visible on my Google calendar when I go directly there, but the widget will only show my calendar entries. They're clearly the most important ones, but I'd like to be able to see the others, too.
  • Visiting an blog's page (for example, doesn't grey out the various links that I've seen because I didn't visit each individual story's link. That was an issue with iGoogle, too, though.
  • Yeah, that's about it.
If you were an iGoogle user, what've you chosen as your replacement, and why is it better (or worse) than Protopage.

November 4, 2013

Songs of Death

No reason here, no worries...just looking for good playlists.

Songs of Death from 8Tracks

November 2, 2013

October 30, 2013

I made a flower!

Big thanks to Neusole Glassworks for offering up a groupon through which Calen and I got to take a class and each make a glass and a flower on our fall break (a new thing this year - supposedly to help with second quarter's discipline stats).

It'll be a week before we can go pick up our product (annealing and grinding and all, natch), so no final pics just yet. For now it's just production stills.

October 28, 2013

Last week's rainbows

This rainbow was hanging over my house last Wednesday.

Or, rather, these three rainbows were hanging over my house last Wednesday...

The highest rainbow, the one going the opposite way from how you would expect, probably came from the ice crystals in the upper atmosphere because we had our first few flakes of snow the night.

October 26, 2013

Guys, we gotta stay away from 32 Elm Street...

October 22, 2013

My comic recommendations

Because I'm always trying to hunt these three posts down, I'm putting them here together with one single tag that should help me find them quickly.

October 21, 2013

Red Hot Nickel Ball is red hot

It seems to amazingly simple: heat a ball of nickel up to red hot and drop it into stuff.

But it's just so fascinating to watch.

Click through to see my favorite, Pop Rocks.

October 16, 2013

One-album wonders

I was listening to the brilliant 3 years, 5 months, and 2 days in the life of... album by Arrested Development and got to wondering about other one-album wonders, artists who popped into the popular consciousness for a single album then receded or disappeared entirely.

In doing a bit of research, I found a number of sites with pretty good lists of one-album wonders:
  • Rocksound - never heard of any of their choices
  • NPR - I had no idea Milla Jovovich, but I want to track down her album soon. Sounds good.
  • SitarHero - I've head some of these albums. Good choices
  • Flavorwire - Interesting list...makes me want to track down The La's and The Avalanches.
  • 411mania - First list with Arrested Development on it, but I'm starting to get some overlap with the albums. Why are The Cars just off the list?
  • Alan Cross - Again, overlap developing (Lauryn Hill, La's, Buckley, Death From Above 1979, Sex Pistols, Derek & the Dominos)
  • IGN - Overlap continues
  • Paste Magazine - Same overlap...
  • Treblezine - I don't know any of these albums.
 As it turns out, I don't have much to offer to these lists.

Heck of a blog entry there, ChemGuy.

Good call...

October 14, 2013

I need a few new ties...

I've been wearing more neckties again this year, something about trying to be good and work with the culture plan in the hopes that the situation at work can get better. So, I'm on the lookout for a few new ties...

I want but am to cheap to pay for some new chemistry ties like...

This one...

This one...(really want this one)...

This one...
This one...

This one...

This one...

This one (and in red, too)...

I already have a few novelty science-themed ties...
And there are a number of science-themed ties that don't do much for me, just kind of meh...

October 11, 2013

So take a look at me now...

New Avett's

The Avett Brothers' new album, Magpie and the Dendelion, is available in full on NPR's site.

I'm not saying, but I'm just saying.

October 9, 2013

We're # 469!

I had no idea at all that there was a website that ranked every college football team in the nation regardless of division.

Luckily, though, I came across the Massey Ratings which ranks all 916 college teams together in one, giant list using what I'm guessing is a pretty complicated formula. The important things...
  • The top of the rankings are about what you would expect: Alabama, Oregon, FSU. 
  • An Ohio State University comes in at #14, far lower than where the AP Poll has them and just barely above Riverside Community College Tigers out of the California Penal League Community College Athletic Association (seriously - Riverside comes in at #16)
  • Linfield College (out of Oregon) is the highest ranked NCAA DIII team, coming in at #255.
  • The undefeated Wabash College Little Giants come in at #469, #33 in DIII after a thrashing of Wooster this past weekend.
  • The worst team is the Itasca Community College Vikings out of Grand Rapids, MN at #916 who just lost 64-6 to #912-ranked Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College. Could be a rough year for the Vikes.

Looks like the Little Giants need to step up the strength of schedule. Playing the #816 schedule isn't going to help get into the playoffs if they have a down year.

I do wish there was a column to tell you what division the teams were in. It's one thing to see all the NCAA teams together, but it would be more informative to see which ones were DI FBS vs DI FCS vs DII vs DIII - as well as to see where the CCCAA comes in.

October 7, 2013

Update: ...because Eagleton sucks...

I mentioned on Saturday that Guillermo del Toro's Simpsons opening had a ton of references.

Thankfully, somebody has cataloged them. real life

From Real Life Adventures...

I think I could test out of the introductory-level course.

Be careful out there, folks, never know what could develop...

That's about how I feel much of the summer. It's rough, ya know...

October 5, 2013

...because Eagleton sucks...

October 2, 2013

Pride and...something else...

My job is becoming increasingly impossible to accomplish between the new methods of teaching we're supposed to use, the new materials we're supposed to teach, and the new ways we're supposed to be evaluated (which involves a whole lot more paperwork).


Every now and again something pops up and that makes me think maybe this job - in this place - might be worth doing for a little while longer. Today's piece of evidence comes to us from AKC09 on LiveJournal.

See, AKC09's a PHS graduate from way 2001. She recently posted some reflections on her time at PHS and reasons why it wasn't that bad.
I had a group of other nerdy girls. We talked about philosophy and biology and art at our little nerd lunch table and our little nerd slumber parties and kind of thought we were the s***. We lucked out that we ended up in the same class; this made a HUGE difference, and without having those ladies as my core group of friends, I have a feeling high school would have been practically unbearable. The effect here is similar to the fact that:


We had an incredibly diverse class. My high school, being a big public school in suburban Cincinnati, drew in many different demographics. We had rich kids, poor kids, suburban kids, rural kids, white kids, black kids (not a big Asian or Latino presence while I was there (ten years ago? Whaat?), but what can ya do). Because of this, there were a number of different social hierarchies, and it was basically impossible to be at the "top" of all of them simultaneously. This turned out to be a great thing, because hey, it mirrors the real world!
From the lone time I've met AKC09 and the religious following of her blog, I can say she seems to have turned out just okay, partially, I would like to think, thanks to her time at PHS.

Go AKC09!

September 30, 2013

100 questions

I am aware that it still has a watermark. Shut up...
From Katydid...

1) Sexuality? heterosexual and married

2) If you could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be? no clue...I don't have much desire to meet anybody famous. They aren't automatically any smarter or better or whatever than me.

3) Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, give me line 17. "ll other variables are kept constant, the volume of the gas increases as the" - Chemistry by Wilbraham, Staley, et al
4) What do you think about most? probably about trying to get my school work done

5) What does your latest text message from someone else say? looks like another long stretch then
6) Do you sleep with or without clothes on? shorts

7) What's your strangest talent? no idea...being able to always pick out comma errors, I guess
8) Girls.... (finish the sentence); Boys.... (finish the sentence) Girls and boys can make for a fun pairing.

9) Ever had a poem or song written about you? Not that I know about
10) When is the last time you played the air guitar? I'm not an air guitar guy. I tend to drum around on the dashboard a lot and to air conduct but not to play air guitar.
11) Do you have any strange phobias? Strange, I don't think so. I don't like heights or spiders, but that's about it.

12) Ever stuck a foreign object up your nose? probably...does a pen count?

13) What's your religion? agnostic atheist
14) If you are outside, what are you most likely doing? cutting the grass (duty)...playing frisbee golf (recreational)

15) Do you prefer to be behind the camera or in front of it? behind

16) Simple but extremely complex. Favorite band? long-term - U2, Wilco...current Macklemore

 17) What was the last lie you told? Oh, yeah, I got a lot of stuff done this morning.

18) Do you believe in karma? not really...

19) What does your URL mean? In Deference to My Idols

20) What is your greatest weakness; your greatest strength? weakness - procrastination, unwillingness to focus...strength - intelligence
21) Who is your celebrity crush? dude - Daniel Craig...dudette - Ashley Greene

22) Have you ever gone skinny dipping? nope
23) How do you vent your anger? mostly being crabby
24) Do you have a collection of anything? CDs...mp3s...
25) Do you prefer talking on the phone or video chatting online? never video chatted online
26) Are you happy with the person you've become? for the most part, yes...aspects, no
27) What's a sound you hate; sound you love? hate - styrofoam touching anything, felt tip pens - my snoring dogs

28) What's your biggest "what if"? What if I quit teaching? What would I do instead?
29) Do you believe in ghosts? How about aliens? No...yes (but doubt that they've ever visited us)
30) Stick your right arm out; what do you touch first? Do the same with your left arm. Same answer both ways...piles of papers that I should be grading right now instead of doing this
31) Smell the air. What do you smell? not much of are open...dogs are over there...don't smell either one, though...
32) What's the worst place you have ever been to? House on the Rock was pretty odd, but I don't know that it was worst just weirdest.
33) Choose East Coast or West Coast? midway between
34) Most attractive singer of your opposite gender? can't think of one off hand...Jewel...Katy Perry
35) To you, what is the meaning of life? just passing the time...trying to not cause too much pain, maybe cause some joy
36) Define Art. anything that makes me feel good

37) Do you believe in luck? sure...random things happen all the time...or semi-random things that we can't control
38) What's the weather like right now? sun's fading...nearly clear skies...'bout seventy degrees out...gorgeous, perfect...
39) What time is it? 7:18pm Saturday night
40) Do you drive? If so, have you ever crashed? yes...a couple of times...
41) What was the last book you read? lots of comic books...full book, dunno...
42) Do you like the smell of gasoline? kinda

43) Do you have any nicknames? Leon...Duschbag...
44) What was the last movie you saw? Mystery Men

45) What's the worst injury you've ever had? broke a toe...stepped on a nail...not much else
46) Have you ever caught a butterfly? nope...don't like bugs...I've had a few land on me but never grabbed them
47) Do you have any obsessions right now? not necessarily obsession, maybe the internets
48) What's your sexual orientation? heterosexual...wasn't that the first question, too?
49) Ever had a rumor spread about you? I would assume so, but I don't know what if so.
50) Do you believe in magic? nope
51) Do you tend to hold grudges against people who have done you wrong? not well...more so when they wrong a friend
52) What is your astrological sign? Taurus
53) Do you save money or spend it? spend...but in drips and drabs...
54) What's the last thing you purchased? pumpkin cheesecake wizzard at The Cone this afternoon
55) Love or lust? the latter tends to lead to the former for me
56) In a relationship? married
57) How many relationships have you had? four (romantic ones, that is)
58) Can you touch your nose with your tongue? nope
59) Where were you yesterday? school...Reds game...library...

60) Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you? Lego ice cream scoops, yeah...
61) Are you wearing socks right now? nope...rarely do at home
62) What's your favorite animal? m'dogs
63) What is your secret weapon to get someone to like you? musical taste

64) Where is your best friend? one's shopping for groceries...the other is searching her computer for a document she lost...
65) Not school appropriate

66) What is your heritage? German & English (3/8 each)...Creetan (1/8)...Polish (1/8)
67) What were you doing last night at 12 AM? bed...barely...just home from the Reds game
68) What do you think is Satan's last name? Seriously? don't believe in him, but I'll go with Satan Smith
69) Not school appropriate

70) Are you the kind of friend you would want to have as a friend? Yup...inconsistent contact...I'm good with it.
71) You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time you get fired. What do you do? probably help the dog and show up to work dripping
72) You are at the doctor’s office and she has just informed you that you have approximately one month to live. a) Do you tell anyone/everyone you are going to die? b) What do you do with your remaining days? c) Would you be afraid? (a) yeah, a very few folks but not even remotely everyone...(b) probably travel with The Girl...take a few days to visit friends (but not the folks I'm visiting)...(c) I'd be disappointed and probably terrified, but I believe the end is just the end. Darkness...done...
73) You can only have one of these things; trust or love. love

74) What's a song that always makes you happy when you hear it? "Girl from the North Country" - Dylan & Cash
75) What are the last four digits in your cell phone number? 2093
76) In your opinion, what makes a great relationship? matching expectations
77) How can I win your heart? good music
78) Can insanity bring on more creativity? sure...but not for long
79) What is the single best decision you have made in your life so far? accepting what comes my way...
80) What size shoes do you wear? 10.5 or 10 depending on width
81) What would you want to be written on your tombstone? no tombstone...cremation..
82) What is your favorite word? knowatI'msayin
83) Give me the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word heart. blood pumping
84) What is a saying you say a lot? Do you understand what I'm saying.
85) What's the last song you listened to? "Intro" by Gorillaz from Demon Dayz
86) Basic question: what's your favorite color/colors? I wear black probably more than any other color. I like red, too.
87) What is your current desktop picture? Mars rover selfie

88) If you could press a button and make anyone in the world instantaneously explode, who would it be? nobody...even the people I'm really angry with, that I wish hateful things toward have loved ones

89) What would be a question you'd be afraid to tell the truth on? Yeah, I'm not answering that.

90) One night you wake up because you heard a noise. You turn on the light to find that you are surrounded by MUMMIES. The mummies aren't really doing anything, they're just standing around your bed. What do you do? probably die - if they were real

91) You accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what's even cooler is that they endow you with the super-power of your choice! What is that power? super speed or control of time

92) You can re-live any point of time in your life. The time-span can only be a half-hour, though. What half-hour of your past would you like to experience again? awards night Wabash, senior year...maybe...sitting on the beach my last day in Aberdeen
93) You can erase any horrible experience from your past. What will it be? none...they're all part of me...

94) You have the opportunity to sleep with the music-celebrity of your choice. Who would it be? no clue...I've no guarantee that the ones I would find attractive would be compatible with me.

95) You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart right now. Where are you gonna go? Scotland
96) Do you have any relatives in jail? nope...none that I ever know of...
97) Have you ever thrown up in the car? nope...on a boat once
98) Ever been on a plane? lots of times
99) If the whole world were listening to you right now, what would you say? Why would anybody listen to me? I'm saying my things to you folks. The one wish I could make for the world is for people to be more empathetic and far-thinking. I could use that myself, a lot of the time.

Wait, I thought there were 100 of these...apparently not...