October 15th, 2006

Whale fluke

London Calling

Here's how anal-retentive an editor I am: I've been aware of the LiveJournal glitch that's causing Greenwich Mean Time ("the time for Londoners everywhere!") to appear in the time field for each entry, so for the last few entries I've manually reset the hour to Pacific Time.

I just spent a few minutes confirming that the day listed on my last three entries needed to be corrected, too, because I hadn't adjusted the day on my p.m. entries and they all were a day ahead (same as London at that particular time; gee, good thing LJ wasn't adjusting to Guam Time, huh?). I even looked in my day planner for notes and thought, "Yep, I did make the call Wednesday, so then I wrote about it Thursday, not Friday."

In other news, I might have really good news. I'll wait for family confirmation before posting it.
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Eloisa Blayz Houston Ribbing!

The good news arrived yesterday. I heard it this afternoon:

My cousin Steph Houston and her husband Paul Ribbing are now the proud parents of a girl! The baby's named Eloisa Blayz Houston Ribbing, and she's 7 pounds 13 ounces. "Her name's longer than she is," Mom said when she called me with the update. Steph and Eloisa are both fine, and will go home Tuesday (taking longer because an unplanned C-section was needed).

Meanwhile, I've left a phone message for my friends Matt and Gerry, on the east side of Hawaii's big island, across from the earthquake and aftershocks off the west side. I'm sure they're fine, but they're in my thoughts.

Back on the definitely-good side, yay Seahawks!
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Meanwhile meanwhile...

...just wanted to say I'm grooving to a Quasi album for the first time, and "grooving" (or, better yet, "groovin'") is a good word for it. The music (on the 1999 album Field Studies) is smoother and more melodic than I was expecting, though when I saw that Elliot Smith was a guest musician I should've changed my expectatons. Nice stuff.

(Oh, Quasi is guitarist-singer-songwriter Sam Coombes and former Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss, based here in Portland. I could have heard them in a free concert downtown recently, but I was too tired to do anything other than go home.)
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I just gotta say,

I just saw the episode of Mythbusters with the lawnmower-powered ceiling fan. Yes, it is possible to hear on television the words "I can't believe it was so hard to chop a head off!"
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