sid: (Daniel :-o)
Living once again in the house I grew up in, I occasionally get mail in Dad's name. He passed away in 2010. I've even gotten mail in Mom's name a few times, and she passed away in 1989! One day I think I got mail for both of them, lol. And my brother's name sneaks into the mix since we co-own the house, but he hasn't lived here since, um, 1971?

But today takes the cake. This piece of mail was trying to sell romantic jewelry.

(My Name and birthstone) + (Dad's Name and birthstone) = Together Forever


sid: (Jack ow)
as some of you have heard, i've managed to mess up my shoulder. here's the story:

Read more... )
sid: (Sid turquoise)
Watch this video and pause it at 1:31, and you will see me!

I'm somewhere up above the U...

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Well, one race. Heading south to Indiana for 500 weekend with friends and family. I'll have my netbook with me and will be able to be online occasionally, so I'll try to keep up with posts!

Smooth sailing to all who are traveling this weekend in the U.S. (and wherever you may be.)

I'm back!

May. 17th, 2014 12:59 pm
sid: (Jack smiley)
You didn't even know I was gone, did you? *g*

I drove down to Chicago yesterday afternoon to spend the evening with Beth (aka [ profile] lolmac) and her charming wife. We had a great time geeking out over Treks and Wars and Gates and the Marvel 'verse, talking about our fannish histories, Mary Sues, the fandoms we write in, Mr. Anderson, and whatever else popped up over a pitcher of margaritas. :-D

We breakfasted this morning, then I headed back home. Saturday traffic through Chicago is So Much Better than Friday traffic.

Now I need a nap. I have a birthday bash to go to in less than 5 hours!

Kid Stuff

Apr. 3rd, 2014 12:11 am
sid: (Sid blue)
From the far reaches of time: stuff what I played with as a kidlet.

Evelyn Rudie paper dolls

I never did know who the hell Evelyn Rudie was. (Thanks to Google, I do now.)

As you can see (if you click and scroll on the first link), there were two dolls, with two poses and two sets of clothing.

I named one doll Evelyn and the other one Rudie. And the one with her hair up was obviously a smug bitch, so I'm sure I acted out many a scene of Good triumphing over Evil.

I'm really disappointed that none of the clothing rings any bells at all. SO long ago...

Cough Cough

Mar. 2nd, 2014 07:15 pm
sid: (Gort)
OMG, sneezing 15* times in a row is Not Good!!! *weeps for ripped apart throat*

*I might be exaggerating. Could only be 13 or 14. It's hard to keep count when you're DYING.

(Yes, I should dust mop more often.)

Clearly soup should be soothing, but the sneezing attack interrupted my reading! *shakes fist*
sid: (Red wine)
A long-time RL friend of mine has just made her first post on LiveJournal.  Poor sucker thing doesn't know what she's let herself in for...

Please drop on over and give a warm welcome to [profile] shep0709

better her than me

She's not a slasher, but she's okay in spite of that.  *g*  She loves to read scifi, rent movies, run, drink red wine.  Doesn't watch TV these days, but she's seen the first three seasons of Stargate SG-1 (thanks to yours truly) and don't anyone dare spoil her for anything that comes later!  She's an atheist, and (as you will quickly see) a Packers fan, although I don't know if there's any correlation between those two things...
sid: (BL flamingos)

I went to a Halloween party last night.  It's been a few years since I've done that!  Only one person didn't wear a costume.  We had a Viking husband and wife, Scary Movie guy, a pregnant Goth chick, a French maid, an executioner, a gynecologist (Dr. Philip MacCrevice), Captain Condom, a showgirl with black feathers on her wrists and in her hair, a guy who looked like he'd been in a horrible accident, or been stabbed or something.  The host was kind of miscellaneous - he had a long gray wig and a big hat with a skull emblem on the front and the rest of his outfit was sort of Pilgrim-esque.  Looked very cool, but it wasn't meant to be anything in particular!

And I went dressed as a volunteer at a charity golf tournament.  Because, I once WAS a volunteer at a charity golf tournament, and so all I had to do was put on the khakis and the shirt and hat with logo and I was all set.  I'm not big on Halloween, but I've got a costume for life (although the visor is starting to look pretty misshapen *g*).

Lots of good munchies, and the pumpkin ale was very tasty.  But, since I had a forty minute drive to get home, I left before midnight.  It was sad.  There was plenty of beer left.  *sniffs*



sid: (Martini golden)
Okay, the wine tasting event was last Thursday, but better late than never, right?

My sister-in-law and I sometimes attend Indy Vinos wine tasting events.  These are typically crowded and noisy, with half a dozen wines to taste, and usually some snacks available.  It's mainly a social event, which is fine, but we don't learn anything about the wines.  It's for singles, couples, all ages.  Only $15 bucks for unlimited sampling.  This past Thursday they held a special event, with a limited number of reserved spots available, and the cost was $40.

We went, and my brother went along.  We were all expecting a sit-down dinner, but actually this plan was more practical, and quite fun.  There were 5 different stations, each one offering a different food and wine pairing.  It allowed you to go at your own pace, and skip anything that didn't appeal.  Everything was fabulous!  (This sounds like a ton of food and wine, but the portions were quite small, and the wine glasses were nowhere near full.)

sid: (Rodney)
Well, could there have been a worse day to have my home network go down?

I'm at the library right now.  Who knows when I'll be able to get my story finished and posted now.  Grrrr.

(I can't even print off the notes from my betas, 'cuz I don't think the library staff needs to see all that stuff about doms and subs, LOL)
sid: (Default)
I just got home from a fun evening. My SIL found a local (well, fairly) wine-tasting group by doing an on-line search. We were pretty wall-flowery, it being our first time, but everyone seemed quite friendly, and the organizers made a point of speaking to us and filling us in on what the group is all about. It's for both singles and couples for one thing, which makes for a nice blend of ages and types.

There was live music (one guy on acoustic guitar singing 70's-80's type stuff), cheese and meat and crackers, Ciroc vodka martinis (extremely tiny tinis) to kick things off, and 8 kinds of wine to taste.

Pinot Grigio from California, Riesling from Washington State, Chardonnay from Napa Valley, and Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand for the whites. Australian Shiraz and California Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon for the reds.

There is another get-together in two weeks at a place called The Blu Martini, which we saw once on TV and wanted to try out, so we may go to that, too. It's only $15 a head, so not bad at all price-wise. :-) We may try actually talking to other people next time!

Weird Day

Jan. 10th, 2006 03:04 pm
sid: (Default)
My plan for the day was to get up at a reasonable hour, and start writing Part Four of my How It All Began series. So I went to bed at the extremely reasonable hour of 11 pm last night.

But, unfortunately, I woke up with tummy problems around 2 am. So, I stayed up, drinking Diet 7-Up, and doing TMI-type things. I collapsed back into bed at 8 am.

Around 10 am I started drifting foggily out of blessed slumber, due to the loud voices I could hear outside the house. And thunking noises. I tried to tell myself that it was at one of the neighbor's houses, but I slowly woke up just enough to decide that I really should check to see if somebody was breaking in, etc.

I looked out of the window, and saw a utility company truck, and 3 guys digging alongside the house. So I threw on some clothes and went down to find out what was going on. Turns out somebody had reported that we had some exposed wires due to a conduit pipe that had come loose, or something. And they were fixing that.

Probably my brother knew all about this, but the word never trickled down to me. ANYWAY, I was so dazed and confused from lack of sleep that I decided to open an LJ account.

Just wanted to clear that up. :-)

(guess I can start writing now, as originally planned)

ETA: Yep, nobody told me about the maintenance, because nobody thought they would get to it this quickly, LOL!
And I'm writing, I'm writing. Sheesh!


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