May 4, 2009

But of course.

Posted in Uncategorized tagged at 8:11 am by vrtrakowski

May the Fourth be with you!  *grin*


April 30, 2009


Posted in Uncategorized tagged at 8:29 pm by vrtrakowski

Does anybody else look at those ridiculous “One Flat Stomach Rule: Obey” ads online and think Daleks?  “Obey…obey…”

Just think how boring I’d be if I’d watched regular TV at an impressionable age instead.  😛

March 19, 2009


Posted in Uncategorized tagged , at 7:27 pm by vrtrakowski

I just woke up from a nap wherein I was dreaming, and to save the parentheses, I’m going to footnote this Robin McKinley-style.

Among many other things, I dreamed that my father was a government official* important enough to have Secret Service protection^. My mother and brother and I were out in the rain with a crowd of them† all holding umbrellas over us‡. My brother and I were amused because my father had done some cute joke for my mother’s birthday§☛, and we took great enjoyment in telling a naive Secret Service agent☂ about how Madeleine Albright’s husband☎ wrote suggestive messages on her birthday cakes✈.

You have no idea how much I wish the last part were real.

* He was.
^ He wasn’t.
† Does anybody besides the President get a crowd for their whole family?
‡ You can’t actually do that with umbrellas.
§ Which he has.
☛ It’s a long story involving balloons, a clown, and people dressed up as gorillas. It was hilarious.
☂ No such thing!
☎ They’re divorced.
✈ Sheet cakes, apparently.

March 13, 2009

I go Pogo!

Posted in Uncategorized tagged at 9:40 pm by vrtrakowski

Friday the 13th falls on a Friday this month! 😀

March 5, 2009


Posted in Uncategorized tagged , at 10:57 am by vrtrakowski

*laughter*  Dr. Who Dalek found in pond. Lovely!  The invasion is no doubt imminent.

February 28, 2009


Posted in Uncategorized tagged , at 10:40 pm by vrtrakowski

If ever you read a Star Trek novel, you must look at this.

February 8, 2009

Thoughts on the Earth’s magnetic field

Posted in Uncategorized tagged at 11:43 pm by vrtrakowski

I want a magnetic squid.

In other words, I had a very good day today.    *grin*

January 9, 2009


Posted in Uncategorized tagged , at 11:07 pm by vrtrakowski

Okay, somebody hand me the brain bleach.  I am now experiencing an unholy melding of the arc reactor and the lyrics to “Turn on Your Heartlight”.


January 8, 2009

Adventures in cooking

Posted in Uncategorized tagged at 10:15 pm by vrtrakowski

I’m not sure it’s healthy that my first response to a blob of near-butter landing under the lit gas burner should be “Oh hey, let’s see what happens.”

But the fire extinguisher was right there.  And, actually, nothing of moment did.  Though I suppose I really should clean the stovetop now.