Writings of a rabid yet cuddly wookiemonster...
28 July 2014 @ 12:03 pm
26 July 2014 @ 12:04 pm
25 July 2014 @ 01:38 pm
- Thu, 15:12: RT @IDWPublishing: The TRANSFORMERS: COMBINER WARS are coming. Art by @LivioRamondelli http://t.co/pPGV6gYEmO
- Thu, 15:14: RT @ALAtheist: On scientific ideas being wrong: http://t.co/8BIip6WOV9
- Fri, 01:38: RT @StarTrek: How newspapers responded to the cancellation of Star Trek with the help of fans. Details at http://t.co/GvCa3LS4Zz. http://t.…
- Fri, 10:27: Um...wow... o.O Numa Numa Yoda #09: http://t.co/16vCcIAVyl via @YouTube
- Fri, 12:26: Sheldon - strip for July / 25 / 2014 - Failed Panels for Comic-Con http://t.co/5fu8Z6VQAZ
24 July 2014 @ 12:01 pm
- Wed, 12:13: RT @washingtonpost: Jar Jar Binks is apparently polling higher than Congress http://t.co/CgorX1ODMq http://t.co/08xSCbS7dP
- Wed, 17:10: RT @CaptainBlueHen: Ceeelebrate #batmanday @DCcomics #batman75 @captainbluehen http://t.co/WYfp06NvK8
- Wed, 19:15: I'm #reading Never Dream of Dying by Raymond Benson http://t.co/vJeFNFfKB1
- Wed, 19:18: 4.5 stars to Never Dream of Dying by Raymond Benson on LibraryThing http://t.co/iEtu6ZQpGi
- Wed, 19:18: Added The Man With the Red Tattoo (James Bond 007) by Raymond Benson to Thriller/Suspense http://t.co/K5yvogsLbi
- Wed, 19:33: I...um...wow... http://t.co/aVHVwePN3B via @caranddriver
23 July 2014 @ 12:02 pm
- Tue, 14:47: 10 Things You Should Never Say To A Pregnant Woman http://t.co/vmfyrYfdVn via @clickhole
- Tue, 19:16: RT @CaptainBlueHen: 75 years of Batman! #batmanday @captainbluehen http://t.co/pLlvt1RUhQ
- Tue, 19:18: RT @hughcasey: Note: The guy in the red shirt is looking AWFULLY nervous... :-) http://t.co/1JmdXDyc9C
- Wed, 01:07: Added Goodnight Darth Vader by Jeffrey Brown to LibraryThing http://t.co/xngXveN2BM
- Wed, 10:47: RT @DepressedDarth: We all have dreams http://t.co/ctUVad0viM
22 July 2014 @ 12:03 pm
- Mon, 12:06: xkcd: Luke http://t.co/ScjpgGt4Sn via @sharethis
- Mon, 14:54: RT @DepressedDarth: Vader Putin http://t.co/Jj64wdTojS
- Tue, 01:12: Added Star Trek: Seekers: Second Nature (Star Trek: The Original Series) (English and English Edition) by David… http://t.co/LSddLg31yP
- Tue, 01:55: Fun Healthcare Alternatives!: http://t.co/yjqMy1need via @YouTube
- Tue, 09:46: RT @hughcasey: I read the news today, oh boy... http://t.co/2KOx2yorQN
- Tue, 09:48: RT @UrsulaV: I give you a beast which I suspect @mcahogarth knows all too well (and which I have tangled with myself...) http://t.co/r0ODxN…
- Tue, 09:50: RT @DepressedDarth: THIS DESERVES ENDLESS RETWEETS http://t.co/hrauUa47FS
- Tue, 11:07: #4 is *SO* UD... http://t.co/sWM89zbHeX
- Tue, 11:20: RT @edyong209: Let's replace "brain" w/ "kidney" in all neuromyths. "We only use 10% of our kidneys." "Your left kidney is logical; right o…
- Tue, 11:49: It's missing the one about just using 10% of your brain... http://t.co/91Cl6dRgdx
21 July 2014 @ 12:03 pm
20 July 2014 @ 12:03 pm
- Sat, 12:57: RT @DepressedDarth: Best. Bookends. Ever. http://t.co/bgVBmRF0es
- Sat, 17:22: Hiding Your Bone is Serious Business http://t.co/3kglw8aWpX
- Sat, 17:37: This. The Real World – DORK TOWER 18.07.14 http://t.co/kq4fMvazvO via @muskrat_john
- Sat, 21:24: Stabilized Footage From ‘Star Trek’ Mashed With ‘Turn Down For What’ Is The Pinnacle Of Entertainment http://t.co/q5dsmgn4Hl via @EliteDaily
- Sat, 21:58: RT @GeorgeTakei: True nerds will get this--5 secs buzz in. http://t.co/a6rYzCHWyz
- Sun, 11:43: RT @HAL9000_: 45 years ago today Neil Armstrong became the first man to litter on the moon. #moonlanding #moonlandinganniversary
19 July 2014 @ 12:03 pm
- Fri, 12:27: RT @thinkgeek: Today in Geek History: The 1st American to orbit Earth & 5th person ever in space turns 93. Happy bday, John Glenn! http://t…
- Fri, 14:46: RT @TheMarySue: #Batgirl’s Redesign Already Has a TON of Fan Art. http://t.co/OUZ1TTNHTs
- Fri, 18:14: 30 Things You Need To Know About Delaware Before You Move There http://t.co/r2NcFcwMOZ
- Fri, 19:50: RT @CaptainBlueHen: Batman's Birthday Party at CBH | Captain Blue Hen #batmanday http://t.co/dII9nY3QRC
- Fri, 20:36: RT @Gizmodo: The movie you really want to see this weekend http://t.co/zMAQcmTgj5 http://t.co/VGrNc02hbE
- Fri, 20:45: RT @DepressedDarth: That moment http://t.co/0IsuGu1jFc
- Sat, 02:29: RT @jimchines: Also, it sounds like the secret of successful writing is to not wear pants. #NowYouKnow!
- Sat, 03:49: There is entirely too much hate in the world and not enough wonder and appreciation for beauty. Or enough ballroom dancing.
- Sat, 10:15: RT @GeekTyrant: BACK TO THE FUTURE - LEGO 1955 and 2014 Hill Valley Sets http://t.co/FJa9ZvhIQZ by @JoeyPaur
- Sat, 10:19: RT @angry_vet_: The news summed up in one pic... http://t.co/scHhWv48aP
18 July 2014 @ 12:15 pm
- Thu, 14:36: RT @GeorgeTakei: Some levity, on this tragic day. http://t.co/ZADtWyEP2Q
- Thu, 17:08: Ooh! The new Star Wars movie will have an Italian Jedi! Obi-Wan Cannoli!
- Thu, 17:09: RT @DeathStarPR: If someone tells you they "Don't like Star Wars" on #StarWarsDay, it's probably not illegal to set fire to their car.
- Thu, 21:04: RT @kristapley: http://t.co/042dUEMVJD
- Thu, 21:04: RT @DepressedDarth: Today I feel http://t.co/FPMYVkf1Id
- Thu, 21:38: Our 10 Favorite Features Of Tesla’s Affordable New Car http://t.co/i4f2cATvit via @clickhole
- Fri, 00:29: Weird Al Yankovic Tacky 07/17/14 #CONAN http://t.co/gAbZnWesc3 via @teamcoco
17 July 2014 @ 12:02 pm
- Wed, 12:51: Day 3 of 8. Another win! Exclusive "Weird Al" Yankovic Music Video: FOIL (Parody of "Royals" by L...: http://t.co/TiDZrHMxaq via @YouTube
- Wed, 16:26: RT @HAL9000_: Does anyone want to be employed working in my airlocks? It's a low pressure job.
- Thu, 08:44: RT @THVJoey: hehe http://t.co/cUi6znPSZ1
- Thu, 09:44: RT @GeorgeTakei: Your Oh Myyy of the day, from a fan. http://t.co/LqjCJOTwdu
- Thu, 09:45: RT @torbooks: “Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.” ― @dduane http://t.co/iQzfYnb4CT http://t.co/8j3NkBjoTx
- Thu, 09:47: Aha! I was right! People on the ISS get a sunrise and sunset about every hour and a half. Thanks @Cmdr_Hadfield! :)
- Thu, 10:36: I wish! Unshelved by Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes http://t.co/SD9FSftjqi via @sharethis
- Thu, 11:54: http://t.co/SbVuD1fdDz
16 July 2014 @ 12:02 pm
- Tue, 15:16: So. Much. WIN!!! "Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes: http://t.co/XM9LmVeq1a via @YouTube
- Tue, 15:55: RT @donttrythis: Not only is @alyankovic's new video AWESOME but it's a great opportunity for some peeple 2 lern some grammer. :-) http://t…
- Tue, 15:55: RT @NASA: .@MarsCuriosity finds iron meteorite on the Red Planet http://t.co/KrQiKgBfDT http://t.co/GeQPjDiIHX
- Wed, 02:21: My niece is most likely going to be a genius. I am hoping that I will be spared in her new world order.
- Wed, 02:31: RT @SarcasticRover: Because of very low air-pressure on Mars, cartoon thought-bubbles would become gigantic and dangerous. SO NO GARFIELDS …
- Wed, 07:58: RT @HAL9000_: If you are reading this then it means that I haven't ejected you yet.
15 July 2014 @ 12:02 pm
12 July 2014 @ 12:01 pm
- Sat, 04:41: finished Nexus by Ramez Naam http://t.co/iwlua7pCTP
- Sat, 04:50: I'm #reading Nexus by Ramez Naam http://t.co/BdQ80GUyKg
- Sat, 04:52: 4.5 stars to Nexus by Ramez Naam on LibraryThing http://t.co/OQwpOebRnG
- Sat, 04:52: Added The Hammer and the Blade by Paul S. Kemp to Currently reading http://t.co/BjhZWDE6yt
11 July 2014 @ 12:01 pm
- Thu, 14:58: finished Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Light Fantastic by Jeffrey Lang http://t.co/QXTyFUsfik
- Thu, 15:43: I'm #reading Star Trek - The Next Generation by Jeffrey Lang http://t.co/PgZN4qVXIh
- Thu, 15:44: 4.5 stars to Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Light Fantastic by Jeffrey Lang on LibraryThing http://t.co/VWHK74cX7A
07 July 2014 @ 12:02 pm
- Sun, 14:29: I'm #reading Transformers, Vol. 14 by Simon Furman http://t.co/nw8PKnBs6S
- Sun, 14:31: 4.5 stars to Transformers, Vol. 14: End of the Road by Simon Furman on LibraryThing http://t.co/BLAxWOqMuy
- Sun, 14:31: Added Transformers: Regeneration One by Simon Furman, et. al. IDW Comics to Currently reading http://t.co/NiJNfANupc
06 July 2014 @ 03:10 am
Yes, my niece is a little bit of a diva and doesn't want to share the spotlight...
I'm posting because I totally forgot to mention how utterly fascinating she is as she develops! She is becoming more and more aware of the world around her and is realizing she has some sort of an effect on it. She loves her parents, and is a bit of a "Daddy's girl," in that she will crane her neck around to see where Scott is going if he's moving around like he was last night getting condiments from the kitchen and so on. But she actively tracks people as they move around if someone has her attention.
She's trying to communicate, too. She's been cooing regularly, and there are times when she acts like she wants to make a noise, but isn't sure what noise to make, and you see the frustration build up on her face, and there's some sort of ! or ;*A! Or %ug&. We encourage this by telling her to tell us all about it, and she continues to coo and make noises and such.
And she smiles at people. She's also teething, so, she'll latch on to hands and just start sucking...
At least, we think she's teething, and isn't going to grow up all Hannibal Lechter on us...
She's getting more coordination with her hands and is starting to make motions like waving. Oh, and she's imitating. She watched me eat some corn on the cob, and she brought her hands up to her face. Then she watched Rich eating something, and the hand gestures were like she was putting food in her mouth.
On a final note and on a slightly different track... Yoda remains quite chatty. He still favors asking questions, largely because he gets an answer, which, psychologically, is interaction, and as a flock animal, he craves interaction. Now, his predecessor, Nemo, "waved" at us. He fluffed his wings in response to people waving at him. Guess what Yoda's starting to do? Fluff his feathers when people wave at him.
Then there's Rocky. Earlier today, Mom was out in the garage moving some things around, and she left the door to the house open. Rocky, being curious, went out there to see what she was doing. But because there's chemicals and such out there, I...really don;t want him out there. So, I stood in the doorway and calmly said, "Rocky, I really don't want you out here. Come back inside please." He turned around and came back in the house. No argument, no nothing. Just, "Okay," and turned around and came back in. I didn't have to raise my voice or go chasing after him. I...don't know how I ended up with a cat that responds to voice commands, though, he pretty much only responds to me. But, I'll take it. I think it's a sign of trust and mutual respect. I also think it's evidence, albeit anecdotal, that these little furballs understand a lot more than most people give them credit for understanding.
Cats, birds, and babies... Makes me happy I have a degree in psychology and can appreciate their cognitive abilities. And the three specific examples cited above... Yeah, they're smart. And Yoda and Rocky? Terrifyingly smart. Dani? Dani has opposable thumbs, and I think she'll give us a real run for the money when she gets older, and especially when she starts to read.
Anyway, just wanted to get all that out there before I forget. To say that life is interesting around here is an understatement...
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Location: The Wookiemonster's Lair
Music: Bangles - Eternal Flame
04 July 2014 @ 12:02 pm
03 July 2014 @ 12:01 pm
- Thu, 09:42: I'm #reading Shattered Light by Scott Pearson http://t.co/yNOiouBvha
- Thu, 09:44: 4.5 stars to Star Trek: Myriad Universes: Shattered Light (Star Trek Myriad Universes) by David R. George III http://t.co/LpqVo0nccz
- Thu, 09:44: Added Millennium Omnibus (Star Trek Deep Space Nine) by Judith Reeves-Stevens to Currently reading http://t.co/5tQ5bKE9Yf
02 July 2014 @ 12:02 pm
- Tue, 22:15: I'm #reading Transformers by Simon Furman http://t.co/dqiIk0wyns
- Tue, 22:17: 4 stars to Transformers, Vol. 13: All Fall Down by Simon Furman on LibraryThing http://t.co/PeWzLIowDC
- Tue, 22:17: Added Transformers, Vol. 14: End of the Road by Simon Furman to Currently reading http://t.co/BLAxWOqMuy