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9/17/2019 · 2:03 am· Trouble · Good Bye Blue Sky
sometimes waiting and watching is all you can do. The weather has been oscillating quite a bit this... | Read More

9/1/2019 · 1:30 pm· Jaime · Good Bye Blue Sky
It's summer. We don't adventure much in the summer. It's too hot & buggy. We hibernate and wait... | Read More

9/1/2019 · 2:25 am· Trouble · Good Bye Blue Sky
So how goes the summer of adventure? Inquiring minds want to know.... | Read More

6/6/2018 · 12:46 am· Michael (Net2007) · My friend, my friend, (s)he’s got a knife
I've often felt this way, it's strange and divisive times in many ways. As far as this goes, I... | Read More

7/12/2017 · 4:22 pm· Trouble · Half of Us Are Wrong or in the Alternative, Half of Us Are Right
I've been following the saga and cataloging links of interest that contain more than mere rhetoric.... | Read More


America’s Debate Radio

Filed under: — Jaime @ 8:14 pm

Tomorrow America’s Debate Radio makes its on-air debut. All the cool kids will be listening. The really cool kids will be calling in. In the meantime, call and leave your predictions for the State of the Union Address on the show’s voicemail.


Habits meme

Filed under: — Jaime @ 9:39 pm

Titus has tagged me. Apparently I am to share 5 “weird” habits of mine and then tag 5 others and ask them to join.

Since I’m a good sport (at least today):

1. I get up at least 20 minutes earlier than I need to on weekdays in order to surf America’s Debate before work.

2. I sleep with industrial strength earplugs. If I don’t have them, I don’t sleep well.

3. Since Jen already helped expose my sandwich/circle eating habits, I’ll add that when I put any sort of spread on bread (butter, mayo, pb&j) I am compelled to cover the entire surface of one side all the way up to the very edges of the crust.

4. I crack my elbows.

5. I frequently try to imagine what my surroundings looked, smelled, and sounded like X years ago (X usually = 100 to 300 years). I have a feeling I do this way more often than other people, at least a few times a day for me.

I can’t say that I know 5 people who either a) haven’t already been tagged or b) would be interested in this and play along. But I’ll give it a shot with bucket, doc, turnea, Joe and nebraska29.


Out of this World

Filed under: — Jaime @ 12:45 pm

Just a bit ago, Mike showed me this NASA/Dawn Community site. Geek chic.

See ya in the Asteroid Belt!

Instant Karma…Just add water

Filed under: — Jaime @ 12:21 am

…lots and lots of nasty, sludgy, poopy water.

I so called this earlier. Shortly after I waxed on about my pleasant Saturday, I wandered downstairs to check on my laundry. There, I look on in near horror as I saw all the water draining from the washer out through the bottom of the toilet in the adjacent bathroom. I yell for Mike and an afternoon, followed by an evening, of drain repair and cleanup ensued.

The drainage issue isn’t fully resolved, but we isolated the problem to the back quarter of the house. This means the kitchen and upstairs bathroom are still fully usable, which also means we got to eat dinner and have showers. In the process, we ended up replacing the entire drainage system under the kitchen sink, woohoo. All in all, this was bad but it could have been far worse. Now, I just have to figure out how to get the outhouse smell out of the downstairs bathroom. Eww.


Past Blast

Filed under: — Jaime @ 2:33 pm

The pessimist, or perhaps the taoist, in me says that because today has started so nicely it will be balanced with a crappy night. But it’s not night yet, so nice continues.

It started simply enough. It’s Saturday so Mike and I got to sleep in. There is little finer than that right there. Shortly after waking, we realized it was in the 70s. Windows were opened. Socks and sweatshirt came off. This is supposed to be the time of year where Savannah experiences its coldest average low temperatures. If this is low, bring it on.

Our pot of freshly ground, Hawaiian Kona coffee added to the greatness of this day. Ritualistically, I logged into America’s Debate for my morning dose of debatage. There, I am stunned to see I had received a message from a long gone member. It had been 3 years since I last heard from him. I was elated. It is absolutely wonderful to hear from people I’ve lost touch with. Reconnecting is always so much fun.

So Kisov (aka Premiere Raoul Kisov…if that really is your name ;) ), Digital Patriot, or Tader if you happen to google your online names and find yourself here, let me know! I’ve tried to google you all with out any luck. It’d be nice to hear from you again.


Extra! Extra!

Filed under: — Jaime @ 1:39 pm


Dystopian Debutante Ball

Filed under: — Jaime @ 10:55 am

“Good evening Mr. Montag. I appreciate you breaking away from your official duties to join us this evening. We have a lovely bonfire around back. I’m sure you’ll want to head over there first.”

“Mr. Henry Foster! What? No date? Heh. Wasn’t sure if you’d remember the party was tonight. Nice to see you. Straight through there. Oh, and do try the punch. I hear it’s excellent.”

“Winston Smith! Glad you could make it. The party’s right through there. Whoa, hold up. Just one sec. Gotta to do a quick pat down first. Ok, all set then. Straight ahead, right through that metal detector. Have a great time.”


Narcissism, thy name is meme

Filed under: — Jaime @ 10:11 pm

Because everyone else is doing it…

You scored as Postmodernist. Postmodernism is the belief in complete open interpretation. You see the universe as a collection of information with varying ways of putting it together. There is no absolute truth for you; even the most hardened facts are open to interpretation. Meaning relies on context and even the language you use to describe things should be subject to analysis.









Cultural Creative








What is Your World View? (updated)
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Postmodernist, eh? Hmm, could be. I’m not sure what to read into this. ;)


Mystery Man

Filed under: — Jaime @ 6:07 pm

This blogpost is specifically for “jim” aka “the_crown_of_creation“. Why are you trying to add me to your MSN messenger list? I don’t add people I don’t know and I can’t seem to confirm if I know you. PM me via AD (if you happen to be a member there) or email me here ( and let me know why you think you are worthy of my attention.


Baby Please Don’t Go

Filed under: — Jaime @ 3:49 pm

For the last few weeks, one of our local AM radio stations has been running a PSA sponsored by Rockers Against Drunk Driving (RADD). The ad features reformed drunks, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, imploring folks not to drink and drive.

This fact would otherwise be unmentionable if not for the odd choice of songs at the end of the ad. The song is Aerosmith’s cover of the old blues ditty ‘Baby Please Don’t Go.’ The specific snippet of lyrics they play are ‘Baby please don’t go/baby please don’t go/baby please don’t go down to New Orleans/you know I love you so/baby please don’t go.”

I love a good conspiracy theory as much as the next gal, so follow me in wondering if there is not some hidden message here. Being that we’re only weeks away from Mardi Gras, renown for its drunken, New Orleanean debauchery, is RADD trying to persuade folks from going? What connection can possibly exist between that song and the prevention of drunk driving? Is RADD trying finish off the job in case Katrina didn’t? How else to explain such an odd choice of songs? Hmmm? Just another example of The Man trying to keep New Orleans down.


A Sinking Feeling

Filed under: — Jaime @ 11:11 pm

Cook, Maid, and Handyman sat at the conference table headed by Innskeep.

With a sudden crash, the wall of the meeting room cracked open and a torrent of water began rushing in.

“The Ship!” Maid cried, “It’s sinking!”

Innskeep glared at Maid. He snarled at her inanity. “This is not a ship,” spitting out the word ‘ship’ as if it were rotten.

Cook stated sleepily, “Such details do not relieve us of the fact that we are, indeed, sinking.”

(original, allegorical, adaptation of a dream; props to Stephen Crane)


The cool kids are doing it

Filed under: — Jaime @ 10:24 pm

So this is where I’ve been hanging out tonight. Just another crazy friday.


Hecho en Mexico

Filed under: — Jaime @ 6:19 pm

AN UNDISCLOSED PERSON I KNOW had this awful magnet that he brought into AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION a long time back. It is in the shape of the United States, bears a Stars and Bars flag across the entire country, and it reads, ‘The South Will Rise Again.’ Having experienced nearly painful embarrassment over the magnet, but unable to discard of it, I did the next best thing – I hid it.

The magnet has remained hidden until today when I was doing some cleaning in preparation for a move. I snickered when I found it, amused by my own apparent cleverness. I had completely forgotten about it. I toyed with the magnet, bending it back and forth like you do when you’re trying to break an old credit card in half. It wouldn’t break. So I turned it over, curious as to the identity of the tenacious manufacturer.


Irony = delicious.


Happy New Year

Filed under: — Jaime @ 2:49 pm

Since I stayed home for New Year’s, I thought it might be fun to track the celebrations across the world via webcams. I managed to catch New Year in Kiev, Ukraine, fireworks in Cologne, Germany, a colorful light display at the Eiffel Tower, and people milling about at the Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. I had cams up for London, Edinburgh, Dublin, and Galway but one of them kept crashing my browser so Mike and I ran to the grocery store for dinner supplies.

I picked back up with a festival of some sort in Da Praia De Santos, Brazil and a very bright plaza in Caracas, Venezuela, where the party went on for hours. Oddly enough, I couldn’t seem to find anyone partying outside in Newfoundland, Canada. Halifax had a fireworks show, however. Guatemala City had a huge tree lit up in its Oblisco.

When midnight rolled around here, Mike and I left the office to ensure a quiet recording of the evenings’ bombardment.

I watched a few cams when midnight hit Chicago. If there were fireworks, I didn’t see any. I then moved on and saw lovely green and purple lights in Salt Lake City, a peaceful green glow was over Denver, and Phoenix looked like it never sleeps. The Edmonton airport was still. It was foggy in Calgary.

There was some sort of swank party happening at Alcatraz. I saw people dancing at a bar called The Beach in Las Vegas. Vancouver was extraordinarily bright. Seattle’s Space Needle had a cool panoramic cam. Cabo San Lucas’ webcams were all stuck on the afternoon and those from Tijuana are unmentionable.

Happy New Year, world.

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