Thursday, May 20, 2010

"I Met the Surgeon General -- He Offered Me a Cigarette." -- Rodney Dangerfield


"Finger-painting" or "finger-pointing", you decide...

Greetings! Man, it's Thursday already... I was going to write a new post Wednesday night, but I suddenly just was really tired and thought I'd go to bed instead. Hope you aren't too heartbroken...

My week of solitude is slowly drawing to an end. Mixed feelings about it. I enjoyed it, but it will be nice to get my family home safely, so I can enjoy them again. My kids are awesome. 'Nuff said.


So yesterday, I began a project I've been putting off for some time... I'm consolidating pictures into master archives. This is a monumental undertaking, since I have photos backed up on dozens of different disks, with overlap and renamed/resized variations. Not just for the rug shop (which is my primary motivation for beginning the task), but for family/personal pictures as well. It will be easy enough to catalog the family pics - I'll just arrange them by year, and then in folders by month. Cake. But the rug pictures will be hard to catalog... do I arrange them by the country of origin? By "overall" shot vs "close-up"? By materials used (wool on wool, wool on cotton, silk, etc)? Do I arrange them by predominant color? By design scheme? By condition? Mom suggested I tag each picture with a bunch of keywords, so that the archive is searchable, and it's a sensible suggestion... that will add weeks of turn-around time to the completion date. I'm talking thousands of pictures, each one needing to be individually tagged.... It would likely be worth the effort, but the thought of it makes me want to curl up in the feeble position and weep...

Yes, I know it's "fetal", not "feeble"...

I may go see Robin Hood before the family returns. Or maybe Iron Man 2... I just checked Rotten Tomatoes, and it seems Robin Hood is sagging at 45% approval ratings (uh... not good...) whereas Iron Man 2 is cruising along at very respectable 74%. Hmm... How To Train Your Dragon is 98% still! Dang! Not sure I want to go to the theater by myself to watch an animated film, though... that's kind of sad...


That's another Left-Handed Toon by Right Handed People. Funny webcomic. Especially for an absurdist, like me...

I've been watching more self-defense DVD's. If you need someone's eye gouged out or their neck broken, let me know... hey, you never know when that kind of info could come in handy!

I don't have any funny videos to post for you today, sorry. I know you'll forgive me... especially since now you know I could snap your ankle like a twig! You'll show me respect now, I bet! Fear me! MUAHAHAHA!!!!

But I will post a Gutbuster of the Day, from This Is Why You're Fat...


The Sweaty Cowboy: Fried SPAM, peanut butter, bacon and cheddar cheese, inside a sliced twinkie. Oh, drool! C'mon, everyone, drool with me! Yeah, you're right... it's hard to drool with your gag reflex activating...

Well, I suppose that's it for now. I know, I know, nothing too fascinating or spectacular today, my apologies. Maybe if I sneak another comic strip in, you'll be ok... some sci-fi humor, perhaps...

If I need to explain it, it still won't be funny to you... sorry...

Wow, I am apologizing all over the place tonight! My sense of self-worth must be really low today! I guess the only solution is to leave a comment!

Dave

8 comments:

Vye said...

Haha, that last comic was pretty good. Waddup Dave? Just dropping by to say hi.

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*continues to drop*

Bye :-)

Abbie said...

hmm, maybe you could hire one of your kids to do all the tagging? at least round one, the stuff that is obvious to them.

Drydoryssus said...

Hmm ... It turns out that the reference point for location wasn't Earth. Nice point there, this relativity reminder.

Too bad. If he knew his Physics well enough to be able to build a time machine, he should have seen that coming.

havah said...
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havah said...

I like that photo at the top. It's a little moody.

Yes, family can be fun. They can be a lot of other things too. :-/ Still, it's good to be with the ones we love. :)

Ugh! That photo thing is something I need to do. Why I don't ditch the unsized version of photos I've resized is a mystery to me. I have quadruplicate of some photos, I know. I always worry that if something happens to the disc, I have the flash...if something happens to the flash, I have the whatever. I think there's a word for that. o_O

I'm sort of iffy about the new Robin Hood. It looks good and exciting and all that...but it also looks like Gladiator goes to Sherwood Forest and meets Braveheart. Maybe it's just me. Maybe I love epic style movies but am tired of every movie being made into one. I don't know. Let me know what you think.

Heh, maybe you can make money on the side as a body guard, Dave. You're in the right state for it. :D

Eew! Double Eww!! I think some of those food things were created by people who were having weird cravings at the time.

Yes, I'm dumb...and grateful that Dry posted before me so I can say: "Funny comic!" :D

Oh, I was devastated that you didn't post last night, btw. Don't ever do that again.

Rebecca said...

Hey Dave let us know which movie you check out. I have been waiting until school ends to be able to go to the movies again. LOL. Robin Hood and Iron Man 2 are top on my list...despite the ratings.

I love an empty house too. But part of enjoying that experience is knowing that in a couple days or week, the home will return back to it's normal crazy way. It's sort of a reprieve I guess.

Sorry I haven't been commenting lately. I've been very focused on school.

Thanks for your post Enjoy the rest of your day. Cheers

logankstewart said...

I concur with the others: let's hear about the film! Iron Man 2 or Robbin Hood? I may go see the latter later tonight...

Kristopher A. Denby said...

I want to see all three of those movies, but I screwed up and have read bits and pieces of reviews on Iron Man 2 and Robin Hood. When I hear bad things about movies, as much as I hate to admit it, it slows my motivation for wanting to go see them. It's actually better when I know very little about the film and go see it. But there's little chance of that happening considering how much of a movie news hound I am.

Let me know what you think, if you decide to see one of those. I think Logan really like How to Train Your Dragon.