?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Will wrangle sproglets for song and dance

Lo, there were sproglet grandparents going home from Manhattan, KS via California, a very nice dinner, a willing hobbit bebesitter... and cuteness beyond measure.



Big sis: Bana, do you know a song called "We Like The Moon"?
banazir: *choke*
Lille sis: # We like thee moooon, cause eet ees cloose to us... #
banazir: *melt* *huggle*

One more, of Rachel with her gran:






Hey, tv_elf is right: the ending of Enterprise S4x06 was... well Data ex machina. (Wait a minute... that doesn't sound right...) In any case, it was a fun bit of foreshadowing. Hey, I didn't mind "Regeneration", you think I'm going to quibble at this?

While I'm commenting: tv_elf is right about the Trip/T'Pol shippiness being tainted just a tad bit. "I'm proud of you?" New heights of mental challenge, my friend. The love of the halflings' warp manifold has addled your wits!

I laughed just a little too loud at Malek's demise. You see, I had just shown little Rachel the Star Wars fan film
"Two-Ness", which is itself a spoof of "Duality".




From angelfate:

Five Things I Am Grateful For

1. You, loyal readerFriends who are there through thick and thin (and I have learned better than to try to name you all!)

2. The love and support of my family (gondhir, my not naming them here should not be construed as an admission that I have unknown cousins, or stealth ones, or sproglets I won't admit to. See above; if I did, you think I could be kept from showing them orf?)

3. Quail eggs. No, really!

4. J&R Music and Computer World. sui_degeneris mentioned it some time back, and I never paid attention until the time came to replace Vingilot (my dead ThinkPad 600E, Pentium II-366) this past June. After 3 weeks of searching, I finally found J&R's site online, and got Earrame (a ThinkPad T21, Pentium III-800, refurbished, 2 year parts and labor warranty, $750). I trask the hell out of it without remorse, and am way satisfied.

5. My one true concession to frugality or miserliness: textbook desk copies. As you may know, faculty can get evaluation or examination copies of (fairly expensive) textbooks for courses they are about to teach. It's an incentive for course adoptions. Some publishers, such as Cambridge University Press, charge a nominal amount ($10 USD); others, such as Springer-Verlag, require the copy to be returned if the book is not selected as the required text. Most publishers, however, go out of their way to send new titles even when not asked to. Anyhow, I am glad I can get desk copies, or I could justify neither the space nor the cost in a lot of cases. As it is, I get lots of fodder for compscibooks.





Absolut Tenure Corrupts Absolutely

From various peoples by way of havocthecat, and under the rubric of "things I would not have thought to post four days ago" (kidding! sheesh kebab!):
If there is someone on your friends list who you would either like to tie down and have your way with, teasing them mercilessly and making them beg for release, or have them tie YOU down, post this exact same sentence in your journal.

Yes! Well, if by "my way" you mean reliable cell phone service at a low, low pricescintillating conversation over a glass of your drink of choice... yeah, sure. Fater lal, y knot?

--
Banazir

Comments

( 24 comments — Leave a comment )
chaosinaskirt
Nov. 14th, 2004 01:56 am (UTC)
awwww, cute pics! and we like the moon? too funny coming from the mouths of babes...

i have not watched 4x06 yet - the timeslot sucks and i'm usually in the middle of my self-dates or forget (since ames doesn't have upn, so i'm not used to being able to watch it during showtime).. it's sitting here, waiting for me to watch it, but dammit revenge of the nerd 2 is on.
banazir
Nov. 14th, 2004 02:04 am (UTC)
awwww, cute pics!
Those only scratch the surface of the qyootness that is this Wee Gril. And if you'd known her when she was a teuncy 2-3 year old, you'd understand why I think she looked like yodge when she was little.

and we like the moon? too funny coming from the mouths of babes...
And... and!
Neither she nor her big sister had seen any of the Weebl's Toons besides Badger-Badger-Badger, either! I only showed them the tame ones (Football, the LoTR badgers, Scampi, the Ninja Chase, Mr. Lard, and Potato-Potato-Potato). I did get to initiate the wee one into the Viking Kitten club, though.

You're in Ames, IA? Wow. My gran lives there.

--
Banazir
chaosinaskirt
Nov. 14th, 2004 02:18 am (UTC)
sleep? what's that?
nah, i used to live in ames (and the nearby town of nevada), during my 7-year term in hell undergrad education. i live in the duke city now [aka albuquerque, which gets the nickname since it was named after the duke of alburquerque].
banazir
Nov. 14th, 2004 02:26 am (UTC)
Gnu Mehico
Neat! The brother of my uncle (5th aunt's husband) lives there. How do you like it there?

--
Banazir
chaosinaskirt
Nov. 14th, 2004 02:56 am (UTC)
Re: Gnu Mehico
lol! you've got family everywhere, don't you? :)

uhm, it's nice i guess. i like the mountains (but i've always enjoyed living near mountains and large bodies of water). there's plenty of good eats. i've been to a few good theatre/live music places. the weather's a real trip - it's warm and low humidity, though it gets cold at night (like right now, it's sub-freezing, though we're in the middle of a "winter storm warning"). it hasn't snowed in the city, but it's snowed all around the city. it's got an interesting mix of culture and history (imo) and is close to two national parky ares (cibola national forest to the east, where the sandias are, and the petroglyphs on the far west end of the west mesa)

the only thing i don't particularly like is that it's pretty spread out, and the street i live off of is completely insane from 7-8:30ish (and i used to work on a navy base that had over 25000 day employees, only 2000 people living on base, and 2 entrances, and all of the roads on base were single lane), so while it takes me about 15 min to drive from the west mesa to campus any other itme of day, it takes 30-40 minutes in the morning. i'd take the bus, but it wouldn't be much better :) ooh, and the grocery stores close at 10-11 (as opposed to ames and my hometown, where most of the groceries are 24/7) and almost none of them have butcher blocks...
banazir
Nov. 14th, 2004 11:05 am (UTC)
Banazir's extended family
lol! you've got family everywhere, don't you? :)
Just about...

Taipei, Taiwan (1st, 2nd, 5th aunt)
Ames, IA (father's brother)
Irvine, CA (mother's 1st brother)
Manhattan, KS (parental units)
Rochester, NY (4th aunt)
Bellevue, WA (the Mouth of Gateswe, mother's 2nd brother)

First cousins:

Chicago, IL (father's brother's elder daughter and husband, with twin sons on the way)
Cambridge, MA (father's brother's younger daughter)
Taipei, Taiwan (1st aunt's son, wife, stepsons; 2nd aunt's eldest and second son; 5th aunt's younger daughter)
San Jose, CA (1st aunt's daughter, husband, daughter)
Dallas, TX (1st uncle's son and wife)
Guangzhou, China (4th aunt's daughter and husband, lately in Cincinatti, OH)
Cincinatti, OH (4th aunt's son)
Seattle, WA (5th aunt's elder daughter)
Bellevue, WA (2nd uncle's daughters)

Albukirkee sounds neat.

--
Banazir
yodge
Nov. 14th, 2004 03:12 am (UTC)
3. Quail eggs. No, really!

why would one be especially grateful for quail eggs?

*puzzled*

-yoj
chaosinaskirt
Nov. 14th, 2004 03:15 am (UTC)
...and why canned? my grocer in ames [as opposed to this crazy place, that DOESN'T HAVE PEARL ONIONS among other vital things] had them right by the chicken eggs...
banazir
Nov. 14th, 2004 11:09 am (UTC)
We desire what we can't get...
... often, and in a nice chicken-broth soup, with bebe cron and mushrooms and Chonese radish (is luo buo a radish or a turnip?)

Nazwaz, my dad reminds me that the gene fro high cholesterol seems to run on his side of the family. Ironically enough, my mom's side is the one that tends to be overweight. I got the fast metabolism from him... so perhaps I gont lucky. :shrugs:

--
Banazir
chaosinaskirt
Nov. 14th, 2004 11:18 am (UTC)
Re: We desire what we can't get...
radish

do you know how different luo buo is from daikon? (coming to mind are things like the differences in different varietals of lettuce, or carrots vs parsnips)
banazir
Nov. 14th, 2004 11:36 am (UTC)
Luo buo == daikon (I think)
This page equates them, and I know we call the pickled daikon (bright yellow, hint of vinegar, quite sweet) "luo buo" as well.

--
Banazir
yodge
Nov. 14th, 2004 10:14 pm (UTC)
Re: We desire what we can't get...
... often, and in a nice chicken-broth soup, with bebe cron and mushrooms and Chonese radish (is luo buo a radish or a turnip?)

Oooh, yum. (I dunno... radish or turnip... radnip... turdish?) Poor thing, you noly get canned eggs!!

Quail eggs are yummy. But baaaad fro you.

I wonder how a little quail-egg omelette would taste.

-yoj
cretaceousrick
Nov. 14th, 2004 06:19 am (UTC)
Simply adorable, the little ones!

But I never knew tying down and merciless teasing was a part of scintillating conversation...must be a college thing.
banazir
Nov. 14th, 2004 11:46 am (UTC)
Simply adorable, the little ones!
Yesh.

But I never knew tying down and merciless teasing was a part of scintillating conversation...must be a college thing.
Oh, yes. That must be it.

*blinks*

--
Banazir
chandra
Nov. 14th, 2004 10:32 am (UTC)
Rachel's dress is very pretty. Blue is my favorite color and that style of dress is very cute!

You like my five things to be grateful for thing? I'm trying to focus on the positive things in life, if you couldn't already tell.

*HUG*
banazir
Nov. 14th, 2004 11:48 am (UTC)
Positive Things
Rachel's dress is very pretty. Blue is my favorite color and that style of dress is very cute!
As you prolly know, blue is also my favorite color (though my favorite "blue" is a little more saturated and has more yellow in it).

You like my five things to be grateful for thing? I'm trying to focus on the positive things in life, if you couldn't already tell.
It's nice. Thanks for writing it!

I hope you get more and more positive things to put on your list.

--
Banazir
twinbee
Nov. 14th, 2004 03:09 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't a cup of tea and cintillating conversation be kind of weird with someone you've just tied down, and is begging for release?
banazir
Nov. 14th, 2004 03:41 pm (UTC)
Well...
You'd think, but I'll take it any way I can get it.
(Kidding! Kidding!)

--
Banazir
twinbee
Nov. 14th, 2004 03:10 pm (UTC)
your family is the cutest family I've ever seen!
banazir
Nov. 14th, 2004 03:32 pm (UTC)
My family
Oh, the above kids are family friends, not my blood relatives.

My cousins can be seen here (Connie and Ruby - father's brother's daughters), here (Cynthia - mother's 2nd brother's younger daughter), here (Jodi - mother's eldest sister's granddaughter), and here (Melody and Flora - mother's youngest sister's daughters, seen here in 1990).

--
Banazir
twinbee
Nov. 14th, 2004 04:10 pm (UTC)
Re: My family
well, your family is cute too!

i remember the picture of cynthia on the amusement park ride, adorable.

guilin-2003-camille-flora-melody.jpg

Ok, first of all, Melody is very pretty/attractive. Second, I never realized China was even MORE beautiful than I've seen in handscrolls. In which area was this picture taken?

twinbee
Nov. 14th, 2004 04:11 pm (UTC)
Re: My family
or i could mean flora. the older one, whichever that is
banazir
Nov. 14th, 2004 05:02 pm (UTC)
Guilin, capital of Guangxi
well, your family is cute too!
Thanks!

i remember the picture of cynthia on the amusement park ride, adorable.
Heh, yeah.

Ok, first of all, Melody is very pretty/attractive.
or i could mean flora. the older one, whichever that is

Melody's the older one. Funny, I still think of her as a little girl, though I'm only 8.5 years older.

Second, I never realized China was even MORE beautiful than I've seen in handscrolls. In which area was this picture taken?
I believe that's Guilin, in Guangxi.

--
Banazir
sui_degeneris
Nov. 15th, 2004 11:46 am (UTC)
J&R, eh?
And I thought I'd have to drag you there!

Silly me.
( 24 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

December 2008
S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

KSU Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (GEC) Lab

Teunciness

Breakfast

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Communities

Fresh Pages

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Naoto Kishi