Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I'll Be Back

Starting this evening, I'll be taking a break from the internet for a little while (except for what is necessary for my work).

No worries - nothing is wrong - I'm simply taking the opportunity for some much needed rest, refreshing, relaxing, reflection, etc.

I'll be back in about a week or so. Suffice to say, I won't be posting a Friday Frivolity this week - I suspect you'll manage just fine.

Until next week - ciao (and cheers!)

Monday, February 26, 2007

Mikayla's Afghan

Mikayla's Afghan, originally uploaded by CraftyGuy.

Our neighbor had a baby girl this morning. Her name is Mikayla.

This is her afghan that I have been working on for the past month (other than the occasional interruption from work (gack), and a brief pause to start learning how to knit (I have the "Knitting for Dummies" book that I've been perusing a bit).

Friday, February 23, 2007

Friday Frivolity #5 - Lord of the Earworms

Another treat for you via YouTube. This one has has a "Lord of the Rings" theme to it.


Thursday, February 22, 2007

Mentally Spastic

The feeling that there is too much going on at the same time. Too many inputs, too many distractions. A flurry of mental activity, many things - seemingly unrelated. Sometimes too much energy concentrated in one place with no outlet. So often bored, but yet so much that needs to be done. The concept of multitasking totally eludes me, but yet will change gears without warning, leaving a string of uncompleted tasks behind me. And still can focus on select things, as if nothing else in the world existed...

Do I have ADD? Quite possibly and more than likely. I am supposed to get off my butt and get it diagnosed, but haven't yet.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Friday Frivolity #4


Last Tuesday, as President Bush got off the Helicopter in front of the White House, he was carrying a baby piglet under each arm.

The squared away Marine guard snaps to attention, salutes, and says: "Nice pigs, sir."

The President replies, "These are not pigs. These are authentic Arkansas Razorback Hogs. I got one for Senator Hillary Clinton and I got one for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi."

The squared away Marine again snaps to attention, salutes, and says, "Excellent trade, sir."

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Where's the Beach?

Is it a typical summer's day back in Potsdam, NY?

Well, it might look that way - and I'm certainly dressed for it - but it's not. This is me in my backyard at 7:52am this morning, the day we're expecting a major nor'easter.

At the time the photo was taken, it was freakin' cold out, and there was just enough snow to bury the ground with a couple of inches - the roads on the other hand left much to be desired. Since then we have gotten a bit more snow, but a lot of sleet and freezing rain. More snow is expected tonight, to add to the fun.

Suffice to say, I worked from home today, and will likely be late getting in tomorrow.

All in all not bad for the first major snowfall of the season (to the extent that one can enjoy cold and snow).

Monday, February 12, 2007

Finally Blue

Finally Blue, originally uploaded by CraftyGuy.

I took this with my cameraphone back in November after a lengthy bout of rainy weather. I was quite happy to see some blue in the sky after all that.

Now that it's the middle of February (the winter doldrums have long since come and lingered for too long), and now this serves as a reminder that things - like the weather - are looking up, so hang in there!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Friday Frivolity #3

This week's frivolity is thanks to a co-worker who forwards me stuff during the week. Here's one of his latest gems.

Hollywood Squares

If you remember the Original Hollywood Squares and its comics, this may bring a tear to your eyes. These great questions and answers are from the days when "Hollywood Squares" game show responses were spontaneous, not scripted, as they are now. Peter Marshall was the host asking the questions, of course.

Q. Do female frogs croak?
A. Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough.

Q. If you're going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be?
A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it.

Q. True or False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years.
A. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes.

Q. You've been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a woman?
A. Don Knotts: That's what's been keeping me awake.

Q. According to Cosmopolitan, if you meet a stranger at a party and you think that he is attractive, is it okay to come out and ask him if he's married?
A. Rose Marie: No; wait until morning.

Q. Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older?
A. Charley Weaver: My sense of decency.

Q. In Hawaiian, does it take more than three words to say "I Love You"?
A. Vincent Price: No, you can say it with a pineapple and a twenty.

Q. What are "Do It," "I Can Help," and "I Can't Get Enough"?
A. George Gobel: I don't know, but it's coming from the next apartment.

Q. As you grow older, do you tend to gesture more or less with your hands while talking?
A. Rose Marie: You ask me one more growing old question Peter, and I'll give you a gesture you' l never forget.

Q. Paul, why do Hell's Angels wear leather?
A. Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.

Q. Charley, you've just decided to grow strawberries. Are you going to get any during the first year?
A. Charley Weaver: Of course not, I'm too busy growing strawberries.

Q. In bowling, what's a perfect score?
A. Rose Marie: Ralph, the pin boy.

Q. It is considered in bad taste to discuss two subjects at nudist camps. One is politics, what is the other?
A. Paul Lynde: Tape measures.

Q. During a tornado, are you safer in the bedroom or in the closet?
A. Rose Marie: Unfortunately Peter, I'm always safe in the bedroom.

Q. Can boys join the Camp Fire Girls?
A. Marty Allen: Only after lights out.

Q. When you pat a dog on its head he will wag his tail. What will a goose do?
A. Paul Lynde: Make him bark?

Q. If you were pregnant for two years, what would you give birth to?
A. Paul Lynde: Whatever it is, it would never be afraid of the dark.

Q. According to Ann Landers, is there anything wrong with getting into the habit of kissing a lot of people?
A. Charley Weaver: It got me out of the army.

Q. It is the most abused and neglected part of your body, what is it?
A. Paul Lynde: Mine may be abused, but it certainly isn't neglected.

Q. Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he trying to do?
A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth.

Q. Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your elephant?
A. Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?

Q. When a couple have a baby, who is responsible for its sex?
A. Charley Weaver: I'll l end him the car, the rest is up to him.

Q. Jackie Gleason recently revealed that he firmly believes in them and has actually seen them on at least two occasions. What are they?
A. Charley Weaver: His feet.

Q. According to Ann Landers, what are two things you should never do in bed?
A. Paul Lynde: Point and laugh

Greater Productivity?

Greater Productivity?, originally uploaded by CraftyGuy.

Hah! That's a laugh!

I finally have some things to blog about, and do you think I have time? Oh, noooo!! It totally bytes!

Productive, my butt!!

Nonetheless, I wasn't going to have three Frivolous Fridays go by (the latest of which I will post later today, I promise!) without some relatively "normal" stuff in between, so here this is.

Take that, you time-for-blogging-stealing workload!! Nyaaah!!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Friday Frivolity #2

This week's Friday Frivolity comes from the "oh great, now it's stuck in my head" department.

MJ showed this to me on YouTube this week, and the damn thing's been lodged firmly in my cranium ever since. I think it's probably old hat to most of you by now, but it seems to be making its rounds again in some circles (like MJ's school for instance).

Ladies and gentlemen, as a Groundhog Day gift to you, here is "Numa Numa"

And as a bonus feature, Gary Brolsma (the gentleman now infamous for this video) has come back with the sequel, "New Numa":

So, until next "Numa", I bid you "Happy Earworms!"