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Weiner Straws

It turns out you can bend bendie straws into ANY shape.

Happy Turkey Day!

"As God is my witness: I thought turkeys could fly..." - Arthur Carlson, Station Manager - WKRP
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Five LONG WEEKS of Frakkin' Renos

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Originally uploaded by triviaqueen When we looked at the house, we came in realizing that the stairs super-sucked: 23" wide, one part had 3'9" clearance and rickety. So we moved in and immediately went into the renovation mode. I took out a lower cupboard, then popped a hole through the wall. Over the next weeks, we demolished a wall downstairs and a wall upstairs between the kitchen and stairs. A friend guided me through electrical fixes (ZAP). For example, they hid two junction boxes in the wall and seriously frakked up the wiring (red? sure-- or black, use whichever). We had to build a new alternative support for the wall (keep the wall up!). The wall between the stairwell and our bedroom has an unknown amount of vertical beams and maybe an extra layer of wall/drywall. In this process, we found that someone in the past used tremendously long screws (3" screws to hold drywall). The poor asbestos removal people found a similar dynamic in the stuff built in …

Comics Links Galore

Here are some snazzy links to Geeky comic stuff:
Alan MooreJohn ByrneNeil GaimanFrank MillerDave GibbonsMarvel Comics(thanks to Daylife)

One Step Closer to Flying Monkeys

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This from the Daily Mail:
While most cats are renowned for having nine lives, these moggies are clearly living on a wing and a prayer.The cute little devils began sprouting bumps on their backs, which later turned into wing-like growths, during a recent spell of hot weather in China's Sichuan province. Cat owner Feng says her Tom cat grew wings after becoming stressed during the recent mating seasonOne cat owner, known only as Feng, claims her cat's wings are a result of stress after he was 'harassed' by females looking to mate.'At first, they were just two bumps, but they started to grow quickly, and after a month there were two wings,' she told Huashang News.'Many female cats in heat came to harass him, and then the wings started to grow.' This moggie also has the wings which genetic experts say does not harm his quality of lifeThe harmless growths appeared during a recent spell of hot weatherAnd while she says her lovable Tom is no devil, his wings, whi…

October : A Month That Will Live in Infamy

Here's a rundown of my October in lieu of the 50 blog posts that the month would have generated:
Staged a house for saleStrep Throat -- nothing like two weeks without sleepFound asbestosBought a house -- some key details were botchedMovedSold a house -- no key details were botched: I rode the deal like a horse.Found a surprise workshopMet new neighboursTussled over a non-plussed moron who some mistake for being smart. He is the hallmark example of the difference between knowledge and wisdom.Tore out a flight of stairsPut in a flight of stairsI had a 40 hr. meetingFound out how to double the load speed of a Drupal site.I got an Alienware laptopSaw some great photos from India and PakistanDealt with server callioping (similar to but different from a server crash)Realized I may have spawned Sarah Palin 2.0Watched Steven Harper's musical chairsDressed as a zombieDid barely any walking
Drove to Nanaimo
Drove back
Took too few photosShot no videoMissed all of my favorite DVDsGot to see …