Yes, a merry Christmas indeed. My God, you can really hear the geese.
sigma7: Sims (YHELOTHAR)
( Mar. 21st, 2007 05:04 pm)
Apropos of nothing, found on The Heart of Acadia:

Bucolic fields fill the landscape, and lazy cows cut green swaths through a rainbow of wildflowers. White-sand beaches exchange brief, tidal embraces with the steel-blue ocean. Osprey nests top telephone poles, and salmon throng the rivers. The salty-sweet air can flush the city out of your lungs in a few deep breaths. This land gets into the bloodstream. You never want to leave. But if forced to, you, like the Acadians, will long to come back and build your house in stone. The type of flag you paint upon it is up to you.

Very true, but don't expect me to give up video games for ironmongering. Were I to truly monger, iron would not be the subject of my mongerings.
I've neglected posting about this for too long: Commodore Gaming has announced it will launch a new breed of gaming PCs that will see the return of the legendary Commodore brand.

Commodore is a name which will bring memories flooding back to many a gamer and it's been announced that the legendary brand is to return with a new range of high specification gaming PCs.

I'm sorry, but without the beige, without the run-stop/restore combo, it's just not going to be the same. Though it will give rise to my icon becoming cold hard reality. (And YAY to the image which became said icon, though I believe I ganked it from [ profile] tviokh, to begin with.)
sigma7: Sims (NFL)
( Apr. 27th, 2006 09:12 pm)
Scans from the Sears wishbook. I actually found where my football card collection came from. Awesome, yet somewhat melancholy.
The Irish band U2 has given Britain its favorite song lyric, according to a survey released Monday.

The line "One life, with each other, sisters, brothers" from the 1992 song "One" topped a poll conducted by music channel VH1.

Runner-up was the downbeat "So you go and you stand on your own, and you leave on your own, and you go home, and you cry, and you want to die" from The Smiths' "How Soon is Now."

I'd have to give the Smiths the props over U2 on this one.

But more importantly, can we please stop making lists and creating superlatives until we generate a bit more culture that hasn't been thusly catalogued?
Not 24 hours after I invoke library quiz night, I get informed that there is one -- Friday -- and I'm invited to meet up with the gang from my old workplace. Inside, the secret origin of Team Shula.... )
sigma7: Sims (Squirl OMG)
( Nov. 15th, 2005 07:42 am)
Farewell, pigskin messiah.

Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder, who took over a downtrodden program in 1989 and orchestrated one of the greatest turnarounds in college football history, has told his team he will retire at the end of this football season, ESPN confirmed Monday night....

Snyder, 66, will best be remembered for taking over a moribund program and leading it to the cusp of a national title. The Wildcats were 1-10 in his first season but improved to 5-6 in 1990 and 7-4 in 1991 before falling back to 5-6 again in 1992. But then came the string of 11 straight seasons to end with a bowl game.

Perhaps three seasons too late, but very few people have had the effect on this community that this man has -- revitalizing the football team has had a pretty profound effect on the local economy, with plenty of businesses attributing their boom to the resurging football team. And no, they've not been anywhere near spectacular lately, but they're still ninety times better than they used to be.

Also, of all the people to stab in Clay County, why Marvin Macy?

Authorities were searching Monday for three men who may have been involved in the stabbing of a 66-year-old rural Clay County man after he reportedly confronted them about poaching a deer on his land.

Marvin Macy was in serious condition Monday at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita with knife wounds to his abdomen and face.

He's a hell of a nice guy; went to school with his kids, Tammy and Terry (rest in peace, old chum). This is inexplicable and infuriating and mildly worrisome.

Night Stalker cancelled, somehow shorter than the series that spawned it. Gee, a new show not faring well against The Apprentice and CSI. Whodathunkit?

This morning: first snow of the season. Yay. Good day for it, really.
Bahari was a former Collegian editor who was squicked out by strange words ("panties") and called the police when one of her cow-orkers trapped a squirrel in her office. It's impossible to relate the sheer utter goodness of Bahari in text. But I can't explain the following paragraph....

Quaker Maid Meats Inc. on Tuesday said it would voluntarily recall 94,400 pounds of frozen ground beef panties that may be contaminated with E. coli.

I know I'm not on the cutting edge of fashion, and suddenly, I'm glad.


sigma7: Sims (Default)


RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Powered by Dreamwidth Studios

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags