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Mon, Nov. 18th, 2013, 02:41 pm
IT IS... ALIVE

Sorry I haven't updated here for, jeez, almost two weeks. I'm fine, just spending most of my social time on Facebook. I'll post more often here, I promise.

Meantime, how is everybody? Get through the storms yesterday okay? Everything on track for a decent Thanksgiving?

This entry was originally posted at http://filkertom.dreamwidth.org/1642871.html. You may comment there or here, although LJ tends to have a livelier conversation at this time.

Mon, Nov. 18th, 2013 08:06 pm (UTC)
palenoue

Which facebook page? I see two listed there but neither seem to have anything going on.

Tue, Nov. 19th, 2013 01:06 pm (UTC)
filkertom

This one: https://www.facebook.com/filkertom . I also have to start seriously using the musician page, https://www.facebook.com/tomsmithonline . Those are the only two I've set up -- what else are you seeing?

Mon, Nov. 18th, 2013 08:42 pm (UTC)
hms42

Doing good. Looking forward to the Doctor Who 50th this weekend. Did you see the mini episode online?

Tue, Nov. 19th, 2013 01:06 pm (UTC)
filkertom

I did. It was awesome. :D

Mon, Nov. 18th, 2013 08:50 pm (UTC)
jss1113

Busy at work. Survived the storm with only a few brownouts last night.

Tue, Nov. 19th, 2013 01:07 pm (UTC)
filkertom

Yeah, I had a couple of light flickers, but it mostly seemed to miss us.

Mon, Nov. 18th, 2013 09:21 pm (UTC)
kilbia

Blissfully ignorant of the storms since they were somewhere else.

Had a recital this past Sunday as part of the bass lessons I'm taking. I used Vixy and Tony's cover of "Rich Fantasy Lives" because I really wanted to get that song out to an audience that might not have heard it yet. =)

Gearing up for BoardGameGeekCon this week - yaaaaay!

Tue, Nov. 19th, 2013 01:07 pm (UTC)
filkertom

Awesome, and awesome!

Mon, Nov. 18th, 2013 09:30 pm (UTC)
maiac

My neighborhood lost power last night, but it's back on now. The refrigerator/freezer stayed cold enough that I don't have to throw away any food, hurrah!

I'm surprised that there are no fallen branches along my street. Maybe the derecho that blew through here a few years ago took out anything that could be blown down.

Tue, Nov. 19th, 2013 01:08 pm (UTC)
filkertom

Oh, I've never had to toss food because of a power outage. Nope nope nope. Actually, I have to seriously defrost my "new" fridge, as it's not a frost-free model, and it stays INTENSELY cold. I've got three inches of glacier at the top right now.

Mon, Nov. 18th, 2013 09:38 pm (UTC)
atalantapendrag

My Thanksgiving plans: turkey sandwich from 7-11 and the new Starkid musical on YouTube.

Tue, Nov. 19th, 2013 01:09 pm (UTC)
filkertom

Not a bad thing. While I'm going over to Leslie's for Thanksgivukkah, I'm also planning to pick up a turkey breast and cook it in the Crock Pot for myself.

Mon, Nov. 18th, 2013 09:41 pm (UTC)
purpleranger

Three inches or so of rain, but I managed to dodge most of it.

Tue, Nov. 19th, 2013 01:10 pm (UTC)
filkertom

Yeah, we got about an inch and a half here, but my mobile home park actually has very good drainage.

Mon, Nov. 18th, 2013 09:46 pm (UTC)
sdelmonte

The remnants of the storms rumbled through here very fast around 5 am, though I think there was a bit of damage. (There is a hole in the upper deck of the GWB - gotta wonder if the storm was the straw that broke the camel's back, though.)

Week looks to be busy. Both professionally and personally am gearing up for the arrival on the same day of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving. Google "menurkey" to see something at once charming and absurd.

Tue, Nov. 19th, 2013 01:12 pm (UTC)
filkertom

Sorry for the damage, however slight.

The menurkey is indeed both charming and absurd. :)

Hugs to you and Batya!

Mon, Nov. 18th, 2013 09:59 pm (UTC)
dragonmakr

Good to see you back, at least for a bit!

Didn't encounter much weather here in the South, other than misty rain on my drive back from Aiken yesterday afternoon/evening.

Will be traveling again to the Philly area for Two-Days-Past-Turkey Day. Why my family decided to have Thanksgiving on Saturday is beyond me, but I don't care. I'm not doing a show that weekend this year, so I can go! Next year, well, I'd like to be making money, so we'll see.

Tue, Nov. 19th, 2013 01:16 pm (UTC)
filkertom

I'll tell you this: The trip out west was utterly revealing, in that the weather was pretty much exactly the same from the point when I got to Phoenix, a couple of days after FenCon, to when I left Phoenix, two days after ConChord. I mean, constant temperatures and humidity and wind, for two solid weeks. It was almost disconcerting.

Good luck with the Saturday thing. They probably just wanted extra time to cook, or to Black Friday shop, or maybe somebody had to work Thursday or Friday....

Mon, Nov. 18th, 2013 10:03 pm (UTC)
alverant

Let's see...

Trip to DC for brother's wedding reception went well. I respect my Dad's ability to drive for hours sans radio and minimal conversation, but wish he wasn't so aggressive. And if he thinks I'll ever let him drive my car he's crazy.

Took my car in for a pre-Thanksgiving check and it was good that I did. Coolant mixed with engine oil, brake fluid really dirty, and a braking light out. All wear and tear on the car. Expensive but pay now or pay more later. I can finance it though.

Neighbor got drunk and backed his work truck off the parking lot and into those posts for phone/cable. Posts are OK if at a bad angle and it took another truck to get his out of the mud. Later he backed it off the other side of the parking lot into the grass. I'm starting not to like him.

At work one tech guy left on Friday. The other is leaving for 3 weeks (medical leave) on Black Friday so now we're rushing to hire replacements and bring them up to speed AND finish a major project.

T-Day plans so far are going OK. I tested my dip at work today and got a lot of positive feedback. Looking forward to my first Chambanacon and hope they'll clear the roads by Black Friday.

Tue, Nov. 19th, 2013 01:18 pm (UTC)
filkertom

Aiee on the car. Gotta have mine looked at as well. Also Aiee on the neighbor and the people leaving work. Yay on the dip, and you'll love 'Bana -- it's as tiny and relaxing as they come!

Tue, Nov. 19th, 2013 06:22 pm (UTC)
vettecat

Tired and behind on things (which seems to be the norm), but otherwise well. You?

Tue, Nov. 19th, 2013 11:47 pm (UTC)
filkertom

About the same, but workin' on it. :) Hugs!

Wed, Nov. 20th, 2013 05:25 am (UTC)
mythdude

Made it through fine, but my TV got wrecked by a lightning strike. Bah.

Thu, Nov. 21st, 2013 02:19 pm (UTC)
bayushisan

Doing well. :) Work is slowly progressing on my writing project, and I'm getting back into World of Warcraft, Diablo III and Starcraft II so game wise I seem to be pretty good.

Though the consoles can bite me. Seriously, not one friggin' game hardly this generation that I care about. (Enough with the FPS games already, get some old school RPGs out there will ya?)

Anyway I also have a new little plush companion here in the computer room with me, I rather like him. :) He's a baby Murloc, Murk-Eye. :) what? I like Murlocs.

But yeah things are good.