Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mane Rule

It's perfectly fine to go about armed
as long as no lions are harmed!

2 Weeks & 2 Days Away, But Who's Counting?

Ordered audience programs for our New York show.
I made my reservations and I'm ready to go.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

If Exercise Were A Pill

There's a saying you hear, "If exercise were a pill, then everyone would take it."

The idea is it's so good for you...
if only it weren't such a pain to do.

Well, someone claims to be getting closer:

'Ali Tavassoli, a professor of chemical biology, and Felino Cagampang, an associate professor in integrative physiology, reported that they had synthesized a molecule that acts as an "exercise mimic" by tricking cells into thinking they have run out of energy.'

But what if the pill's too costly,
and leaves you feeling exhaustly?

After Playing

Improv games, whether cautious or bold,
Never really seem to get old. 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Lion in Milwaukee?

About a hundred miles north of here, up in Milwaukee, there have been a series of sightings of a "lion-like creature". Some blurry film has surfaced too.

Is it an escaped circus lion? A mountain lion? Is somebody lyin'?

I don't know. We had a mountain lion / cougar that made it into Chicago back in 2008. The cops killed it.

I like killer cats when they're in a cage.
I would not like to face their rage.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Game Stats

Words with Friends tells me that I have played 100% of 2 letter words, but only 90% of 3 letter words. 

The game doesn't let you play 1 letter words - not even on the first move. 

I think we only have 3. 
A, I, and O. No U or E. 

Update: on reflection, each letter is its own name, and is a word in that way. But A, I, and O all have a separate word. 

Calling Z a word because it's the name of a letta,
Seems kind of meta. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Unclean Windows

So, there's a PC running Windows 7 that can boot into safe mode, but not into "clean boot" mode.

I'm banging my head against that wall.
Not sure I've made any headway at all.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Zipless Never

I wanted to say something else about Erica Jong's heroine's quest, in FoF, of the zipless sex act. Namely: it's imaginary and impossible. You read of people who say things like, "We started to kiss, fully clothed, and the next thing I knew we were having sex."

But I don't think it's ever entirely true
That that was the very next thing that  they knew. 

They're simply skipping the awkwardness 
By which they achieved a state of undress. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Out of the Mists

I've been strangely busy this summer, but tonight I finished Madeleine in the Mists by Mary Catelli:

It's an interesting story in a complicated world of medieval fantasy, which isn't usually my genre. But a sympathetic and clear-headed heroine, combined with often cold-hearted feudal politics, kept my interest throughout.

I liked the way it ended.
Definitely recommended!

Darn Computers

I hear that hackers can now take control of your car. 
So keep your older vehicle, and boast how safe you are!