around during Christmas break 2006
(cell phone pictures)
Car: Whatever station has least commercials.
Rhapsody: Christina Aguilara, Nelly, Michael Buble
Movies (theater): Blood Diamond, The Good Shepherd.
Videos: Memoirs of a Geisha, Dreamkeeper, Eight
Movies on TV that I liked: Its
A Wonderful Life
Johnny Hawthorn, Pete Peter and The Band of Brothers, Michael
Home to Tulsa for Christmas break.
Spent 5 days and 5 nights -- just long enough, but not too
High lights: Seeing family,
opening presents, cooking roast for Christmas. Mother's
holiday party and seeing cousin Kim and Debbie. Dad's birdies.
Low lights: Plane ride, traffic
snarls, sun light hurt my bat-eyes, dad's downstairs neighbors'
smoke coming in through the vents, missing Opus.
and I took a day-trip to Olympic Peninsula via car and ferry.
Stopped at the Lucky Deer trading post and the S'Klallam
tribal complex to buy art. Drove out to Port Angeles where
we took a drive through the Olympic National Forest. Next
we tracked back to Port Townsend where we had dinner at
the Bayside Restaurant. Very nummy pot roast.
From the ferry. You can see the Olympics
Discovery Bay view from S'Klallam tribal museum
Driving through Olympic Natl. Park
Starting to see snow.
L-R: My blazer, Gaylynn, Marie
Moved to a duplex in Shoreline. Its way better than the
apartment. Has a garage and a porch even!
Opus passed away April 14th.
his tribute here
the new kitty, Allie
my Amazon wish
the birds I've logged from my apartment thus far:
Mallard, Glaucous-winged Gull, Glaucous Gull, Anna's Hummingbird,
Rufous Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker,
Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Northwestern Crow, Common
Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Chestnut-backed Chickadee,
Bushtit, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, European
Starling, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco,
House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow
New! Cooper's Hawk and Pileated Woodpecker, both way cool.
Also Black-headed Grosbeak.
of other awesome bird sightings: In June in Santa Fe, NM
I saw a Black-billed Magpie. Gorgeous bird. And in August,
I saw an adult Bald Eagle sitting on the grass. I watched
him for several minutes before he flew off to the water.
That was so incredible.
For some reason, the Chicken Dance is
huge in Tulsa. Why? For the love of God, why?
I've found a version I like better:
And what's up with the Cotton-eyed Joe?
For a couple of times during the hockey games, the announcer
will play the Cotton-eyed Joe and all the little boys (ages
about 5-10) peel off their shirts, and go running through
the arena swinging their shirts over their heads in circles.
Some just stomp on the ground with one foot while twirling
Crime: read March
Real Broadcast Network (RBN) sub-site redesign.
Non-work web work.
I'm somewhere on MySpace, but I'm not gonna tell where.
Its too embarrasing. I still consider this site as my home
base. I'm also on Face
Archive Wayback Machine.
one of the coolest gadgets around the web!
Do you ever reminisce about the old days when the web first
got started? Believe it or not, its been over 10 years since
I began exploring the damn thing.
are some of my favorite archives of the good old days:
Trek Continuum - 10/22/1996
Call To Duty (ACTD) - 2/11/2003
From vTrek and beyond...where I started on the web
game transcript on google. I'm LTCAndo
Hale Bop cult - 9/22/1999 They shedded their containers
in March 1997
City Philharmonic (end of my last season) - 4/23/1999
to the people page - home page didn't archive well.
This is the oldest roster
I can find - 5/7/1997
for OKC bombing CD - 12/31/1996 Did
you know we played for the President at the service? He
walked in right in front of me.
- 10/01/1999 Before site split in 2.
- 3/1/2000 After split. Enterprise portal
(5 days before I was laid off) - 8/2/2002
Regular Joes (my old band) | more
Design Group (my first web team...awwww) - 11/18/1999
Old-As-Dirt web page:
Version 1, 1996, is now just a print-out in a folder,
but here's the picture I featured on my very first website:
It was one page, no theme (although my old-as-dirt guestbook,
circa 1996 or 1997, was and is still named "moonwind".
This picture above was at the top of the page, followed
by a horizontal rule and a couple of links to the philharmonic
and the OU Health Sciences Center where I worked.
I probably also had my email address and a web counter.
That was it!
Eventually I created a couple of link pages, which wound
up on Comfortably Insane™ but were never designed to match:
sci fi links page | And
a fun links page
live on server, version
2 - created 7/10/1997 This was the birth of
the Comfortably Insane™ concept.
Yes, people, I thought of that phrase first
9 years ago, so you posers out there stealing the phrase
are just copy-cats!
(I'll eat my words if you can prove that you came up with
it before July 1997)
My proof is in the site itself, which has time-sensitive
content that could easily be validated.
The design was a slight improvement. Southwestern graphics
and an obvious insanity theme. The name was an homage to
my favorite Pink Floyd song, "Comfortably Numb."
Email at that time: LTCAndo@msn.com (that's Leutentant Commander
is roughly version
3 - 06/04/2001 Tables.
Insane today...you're here!
I'd like to find:
- that first guy that whose site got propogated around the
world with his personal ad of himself.
Strindberg and Helium - really odd, but fun to watch
Gay Boyfriend - just goofball and fun to watch.
York Social Diary - this site will make you appreciate
being a normal person. And its kinda funny laughing at the
rich socialites too.
Working my ever-expanding butt off at Real.
Without annoying details, suffice to say that working 2
full-time jobs at the same time wears the hell out of me.
Web Dev and Design:
(all of it: dev)
to think about!