Friday, May 22, 2009


Saturday morning, Dan and I will be on the open road! While we're gone, Cadbury and Pixel will be staying at the vet spa, where they will be indulged with treats and pedicures.

As in previous years, you can follow my vacation on my Vacation Blog, where I'll be posting nightly, unless we do some camping.

As an added treat this year, my fictional band Maelstrom will be going on tour, with an itinerary that roughly follows my own. The band members will be doing daily posts of their own at the Maelstrom Website.

See you in two weeks, everyone!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday Bunday: Hide and Seek

Can you spot the bunny in this picture?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday Bunday: Bookish

Cadbury sits in front of the bookshelf, pondering his choices and no doubt disapproving of what's on offer.

Don't worry, little bunny. There are lots of other books in the house!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Monday Bunday: Observed Chairside

This fine-looking creature enjoys hanging out by my computer chair. Sometimes he'll bring one of his timmy cubes with him so he can enjoy a snack. The evidence remains on the carpet, as is evident in this picture. I need to teach him how to run the vacuum.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Maelstrom Concert Announcement

Just a quick note, Maelstrom is having another virtual concert this weekend. They're not promoting anything, and it's mostly a way to welcome new friends from the Come in Character blog. Everyone is welcome to drop in, though. Free cover, a new song, and no worries about flu viruses, be they swine, bird, hybrid, or any other sort.

Come in Character Concert

Friday, May 01, 2009

Running Around

I've been lazy about posting my workouts lately and I'm going to try to be better about that. This week was a mixed bag. On the one hand, Tuesday morning got rained out. We're talking thunder, lightning, wind-driven rain and street flooding. I tend to second-guess myself when I skip a workout, wondering if I'm just looking for an excuse. But when I saw the tv images of people being evacuated from their flooded homes on the west side of town, I figured maybe I wasn't such a wimp, after all.

On a positive note, though, I can run on campus in the mornings again. I had quit for awhile, following a campus shooting that had some of the hallmarks of gang activity, but last week the perp was arrested and he turned out to be a student with psychological problems.

Oddly, I found this reassuring. The way I see it, a random crazy person can get you anywhere-- office, school, church, shopping mall, or traffic light. There's no place truly safe, but no place is any more dangerous than another. I'll change my habits to avoid gangs and habitual criminals, but you can't have any kind of life worth living if you go in fear of crazy people.

So I ran twice this week, nice early runs before the sun was fully up. I had to contend with early-morning leaf-blowers, but that's an unavoidable hazard wherever one goes. Does anyone know what actually happens to all those leaves, by the way? Seems kind of pointless to blow them someplace else, since they'll only blow back again.