4 pics 1 word answers logo quiz answers guess the emoji answers 100 pics quiz answers closeup pics answers Website Security Horoskopi Horoskopi sot Horoskopi ditor Poezi dashurie poezi dashuria Dragon City Dragon City Hack Godaddy Coupon Codes Godaddy Coupon Code free coupons hostgator coupon mpix coupon code promo codes voucher codes overstock coupon online coupons discount vouchers voucher codes printable coupons pizza hut coupons top ten top ten movies top 10
The Bananaverse. - Part 2

Doctor Who Liveblog: S05E13 – The Big Bang, by Steven Moffat

I am liveblogging each episode of Doctor Who as I watch it. This is more or less a raw stream of consciousness list of things I am considering and wondering about as I watch. (Sometimes I add links later for reference, but otherwise it’s all exactly what I typed at the time.) In the interest of not spoiling anything for anyone I am putting all of it behind the jump.
Read More »

Doctor Who Liveblog: S05E12 – The Pandorica Opens, by Steven Moffat

I am liveblogging each episode of Doctor Who as I watch it. This is more or less a raw stream of consciousness list of things I am considering and wondering about as I watch. (Sometimes I add links later for reference, but otherwise it’s all exactly what I typed at the time.) In the interest of not spoiling anything for anyone I am putting all of it behind the jump.
Read More »

Doctor Who Liveblog: S05E11 – The Lodger, by Gareth Roberts

I am liveblogging each episode of Doctor Who as I watch it. This is more or less a raw stream of consciousness list of things I am considering and wondering about as I watch. (Sometimes I add links later for reference, but otherwise it’s all exactly what I typed at the time.) In the interest of not spoiling anything for anyone I am putting all of it behind the jump.
Read More »

Doctor Who Liveblog: S05E10 – Vincent and the Doctor, by Richard Curtis

I am liveblogging each episode of Doctor Who as I watch it. This is more or less a raw stream of consciousness list of things I am considering and wondering about as I watch. (Sometimes I add links later for reference, but otherwise it’s all exactly what I typed at the time.) In the interest of not spoiling anything for anyone I am putting all of it behind the jump.
Read More »

Doctor Who Liveblog: S05E09 – Cold Blood, by Chris Chibnall

I am liveblogging each episode of Doctor Who as I watch it. This is more or less a raw stream of consciousness list of things I am considering and wondering about as I watch. (Sometimes I add links later for reference, but otherwise it’s all exactly what I typed at the time.) In the interest of not spoiling anything for anyone I am putting all of it behind the jump.
Read More »

Doctor Who Liveblog: S05E08 – The Hungry Earth, by Chris Chibnall

I am liveblogging each episode of Doctor Who as I watch it. This is more or less a raw stream of consciousness list of things I am considering and wondering about as I watch. (Sometimes I add links later for reference, but otherwise it’s all exactly what I typed at the time.) In the interest of not spoiling anything for anyone I am putting all of it behind the jump.
Read More »

Doctor Who Liveblog S05E07 – Amy’s Choice

Title: Doctor Who S05E07 – Amy’s Choice by Simon Nye

I am liveblogging each episode of Doctor Who as I watch it. This is more or less a raw stream of consciousness list of things I am considering and wondering about as I watch. (Sometimes I add links later for reference, but otherwise it’s all exactly what I typed at the time.) In the interest of not spoiling anything for anyone I am putting all of it behind the jump.
Read More »

Doctor Who Liveblog S05E06 – Vampires of Venice by Toby Whithouse

I am liveblogging each episode of Doctor Who as I watch it. This is more or less a raw stream of consciousness list of things I am considering and wondering about as I watch. (Sometimes I add links later for reference, but otherwise it’s all exactly what I typed at the time.) In the interest of not spoiling anything for anyone I am putting all of it behind the jump.
Read More »

Doctor Who Liveblog: S05E05 – Flesh And Stone, by Steven Moffat

I am liveblogging each episode of Doctor Who as I watch it. This is more or less a raw stream of consciousness list of things I am considering and wondering about as I watch. (Sometimes I add links later for reference, but otherwise it’s all exactly what I typed at the time.) In the interest of not spoiling anything for anyone I am putting all of it behind the jump.

This episode is the fifth episode of Season Five (or Thirty-One depending who you ask), called Flesh and Stone. BBC Page

Read More »

Doctor Who Liveblog: S05E04 – The Time of Angels, by Steven Moffat

I am liveblogging each episode of Doctor Who as I watch it. This is more or less a raw stream of consciousness list of things I am considering and wondering about as I watch. (Sometimes I add links later for reference, but otherwise it’s all exactly what I typed at the time.) In the interest of not spoiling anything for anyone I am putting all of it behind the jump.
Read More »

Doctor Who Liveblog: S05E03 Victory of the Daleks, by Mark Gatiss

I am liveblogging each episode of Doctor Who as I watch it. This is more or less a raw stream of consciousness list of things I am considering and wondering about as I watch. (Sometimes I add links later for reference, but otherwise it’s all exactly what I typed at the time.) In the interest of not spoiling anything for anyone I am putting all of it behind the jump.
Read More »

Doctor Who Liveblog: S05E02 – The Beast Below, by Steven Moffat

I am liveblogging each episode of Doctor Who as I watch it. This is more or less a raw stream of consciousness list of things I am considering and wondering about as I watch. (Sometimes I add links later for reference, but otherwise it’s all exactly what I typed at the time.) In the interest of not spoiling anything for anyone I am putting all of it behind the jump.
Read More »

[Flickr] Recent activity on your photostream

Flickr Activity

A long time ago I took a picture. It was something I thought was cute and fun and super creative. My friend Mike and I were out and about on Photo Safari and we went to Beaverton Mall. They had an empty area (Last time I was there it was Claire’s, for the locals) that was full of Lego creations. It was glorious. There were even local things in there, like KOIN Tower and Oregon Convention Center. Then I took a photo of a Stargate made of Lego, made by the Greater Portland Lego Railroad Association.

You’ll notice I didn’t link to them.

This makes me sad. I want to link back, believe me I do, but I can’t. You can Google them if you really want to track them down. I know I am not the finest example of regularly updating sites, but their site goes directly to a news page last updated in August 2008. I have also tried to email them a few times to let them know about this photo and how well it’s done for them, but I never get a reply. I wish if nothing else they’d get back to me and tell me to take the photo down, or tell me thanks for leaving it up for people to see, or tell me to please quit stalking them, they got my mail and that was plenty, thanks, but I get nothing. I’m disappointed I have no mechanism for sharing this awesome bit of info with them. Maybe someday someone will see this who knows someone over at GPLR and they’ll point it out and someone at GPLR will get back to me. I sure hope so.

In the meantime, I’ll just smile every time I get another email from Flickr.

Wikipedia really DOES know everything!

(Another post I lost in drafts and am now releasing to the world. Enjoy.)

On a recent morning while carpooling, Madhatter and I were chatting (as we do), and I said “Last night during Lost, I was watching and I blurted out ‘Christ with a Constant!’ and I was pretty proud of that, so I’m sharing it with you.” This led to invocation of the phrase “Jesus H Christ” and curiosity about where the H comes from. After some speculation about it standing for Herbert or Howard, I decided I needed to know and pulled out my phone to check. I said “I’ll just Google it since it isn’t like Wikipedia is going to have a page about Where The H Comes From In Jesus H Christ.” So I googled it. Hit Number One? Wikipedia.. So (after a little giggling) I read the entry to Madhatter. He too gets a little chuckle, and then I saw there was as link to Straight Dope who, it should come as no surprise, answered this question, so I hit that link as well. In that case, the question was “Why H? Why not Jesus Q Christ or Jesus R Christ or something?” So now Jesus Q Christ is making ME giggle, but I read the answer and thought it was interesting, so I have pasted the relevant bits below:

The H stands for Harold, as in, “Our Father, who art in heaven, Harold be thy name” (snort).

Actually, I’ve heard numerous explanations for the H over the years. The first is that it stands for “Holy,” as in Jesus Holy Christ, a common enough blasphemy in the South, abridged to H by fast-talking Northerners. Other colorful Southern epithets include Jesus Hebe Christ and Jesus Hebrew Christ, which abbreviate the same way. The drawback of this account is that it is so boring I can barely type it without falling asleep.

Wikipedia says:

…the most widely accepted derivation is from the divine monogram of Christian symbolism. The symbol, derived from the first three letters of the Greek name of Jesus (Ιησούς), is transliterated iota-eta-sigma: IHS, ΙΗϹ (with lunate sigma), JHS or JHC. Since the transliteration IHS gave rise to the backronym Iesus Hominum Salvator (Latin for “Jesus, savior of men”), it is plausible that JHC similarly led to Jesus Harold Christ,[3] Harold coming from the mispronunciation of the word “hallowed” of the Lord’s Prayer: “Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name.” The H has also been said to stand for “Holy.”

Doctor Who Liveblog: S06E02 – Day of the Moon, by Steven Moffat

I am liveblogging each episode of Doctor Who as I watch it. This is more or less a raw stream of consciousness list of things I am considering and wondering about as I watch. (Sometimes I add links later for reference, but otherwise it’s all exactly what I typed at the time.) In the interest of not spoiling anything for anyone I am putting all of it behind the jump.

This episode is the second episode of Season Six (or Thirty-Two depending who you ask), called Day of the Moon. BBC Page

Read More »

Doctor Who Liveblog: S05E01 – The Eleventh Hour

I am liveblogging each episode of Doctor Who as I watch it. This is more or less a raw stream of consciousness list of things I am considering and wondering about as I watch. (Sometimes I add links later for reference, but otherwise it’s all exactly what I typed at the time.) In the interest of not spoiling anything for anyone I am putting all of it behind the jump.
Read More »

Flashback: Johnny and Ed

(I don’t know why this never got posted. Blast from the past!)

I meant to write this when Johnny Carson passed away, but I never did. Now that Ed’s gone too I feel like I have another sad opportunity to talk about this.

When I was very small, I had earaches very badly. In fact, one of my eardrums still bears scar tissue from this rough patch near the beginning. It was very hard for me because I wasn’t able to understand what was happening, or why, or that it would eventually go away. Mostly it was scary and I was miserable because I was in pain, sometimes up till all hours of the night. I spent a lot of my early nights sleeping with my hurty ear on a heating pad laying on the couch, one parent (or sometimes both) up with me: My mom would sit at the end of the couch by my feet, my dad in his chair. I’m sure it wasn’t as bad as I remember it, but they are some of my earliest memories and I think the painful part is why they are still in my brain. Anyway.

With an earache I could be up until midnight or even later, laying on the couch, tired, achy, cried out, just being still and trying to sleep (which I wasn’t good at even without an earache). Like any reasonable adult in the late 70′s, if you were up after the 11:00 news you’d watch Johnny Carson. So I saw a fair amount of Johnny and Ed and Doc and guests. It was total nonsense at the age of four, but I didn’t care. It was something I could do with my parents that my (recently acquired) brother was no part of. Even though I didn’t understand, I laughed when my dad laughed and I saw Art Fern and Carnac and others. This was also one of the few times I can remember my parents doing something together that it appeared they both enjoyed.

My parents split up when I was 6 so I don’t have a lot of those memories. When I wanted to remember a nice time in my life during some of the less pleasant times, (I think some people call them “high school”) I could sit down and watch Johnny and feel a little better. Then Johnny retired right about the time I graduated from high school, and basically dropped off the planet. I was sad to see him go, he was a real class act. When he passed away, I hadn’t realized how much I would miss him. With Ed McMahon passing too, it really feels like the end of an era for television. There’s not an Ed or Johnny out there now to look to, showing how it’s done without making a big deal of it. I think the biggest difference between them and current television is that for the most part, they weren’t mean. Sure they made jokes, and sure people laughed, but it wasn’t always at the expense of a person in a mean way. They liked people, and loved what they did, and it showed every night.

Like I said on Twitter initially: RIP Ed. There’s a spot on the couch for you. Now that Johnny can get a proper introduction he can finally start his big show in the sky.

Liveblog Doctor Who S04E13 Journey’s End By Russell T Davies

I am liveblogging each episode of Doctor Who as I watch it. I am publishing a raw stream of consciousness list of things I am considering and wondering about as I watch. In the interest of not spoiling anything for anyone I am putting all of it behind the jump.

This episode is the thirteenth episode of Season Four (or Thirty depending who you ask), called Journey’s End. From the site: As Davros and the Daleks threaten the entire universe, the Doctor’s companions join forces. But the prophecy declares that one of them will die…
Read More »

Updates in the Bananaverse

Recently I went flipping back through some of my posts, and I enjoyed the hell out of reading them. I guess that’s a good sign, right? That I like reading stuff I wrote? A few times I had to remind myself that I was the author, so I’ll take that as a very good sign. I’m trying to do more content production and less sitting around complaining that I don’t have the time. We’ll see how long that lasts. I feel like I can really get good at this whole “words on a screen” thing if I just worked at it more.

I already mentioned that I’ve made appearances on two different podcasts lately, and I loved it. This could be a really fun thing for me. I mean, gee, talking to people, who knew I’d like that!? (:

This has been bugging me for awhile, so I gotta get it out of my system: I think the weird thing for me at Macworld was trying to reconcile the voice in my brain (Kelly, you’re a dork on an intergalactic scale) with the voice of the person in front of me giving me a true compliment. When someone looks me in the eye and tells me I’m smart or funny or a great podcast host or whatever it is, that really means something to me, it’s hard to describe because sometimes it’s hard to hear them over the voice in my head reminding me of my intergalactic dorkdom. I am trying to be better about accepting these compliments because all those people were being sincere, it was me being embarrassed that was screwing it up. I hope I wasn’t too weird to people who were going out of their way to be nice to me.

Also, I signed up long ago for this 31 Days To A Better Blog program and I am really gonna try to whip the Bananaverse into shape. I did it for my waist, I can certainly do it for my website. You’ll certainly get updates about that here too.

I’m going to put this up and call it a night. I hope if you are a regular reader (hi both of you!) you aren’t overwhelmed by two posts in two days. Get used to more from here, it’s high time I started taking this seriously. Here goes! (:

What I’m doing with 2011

I have decided.

Lots of people have the “oh THIS year will be the year I…” resolutions, the one that just keeps coming back over and over. This year I am changing that for myself.

I gave it some thought and for 2011 I’m doing something different. This is The Year I Will Make It Happen!

Here’s an example:

My friend Aaron 1 has a passion for photography. He also has the opinion that good info should be shared. So he is doing that himself, with a new site for people like me who are all enthusiasm and no skill (yet). It’s pretty awesome, go check it out. No really, I’ll wait.

Oh good, you’re back! See? I told you it was awesome! So here’s the deal: Aaron kicked off this site with a TWELVE HOUR livestream of Aaron talking photography. To someone like me who’s still not quite up on the technical pieces of what makes photography go, it was AWESOME to get to check out. He didn’t just ramble, there was a schedule and stuff. Yeah, go look at that schedule. Aaron had me on as a guest! I said I would help him with his site, so I showed up on his stream and talked about stuff (sometimes while he ate dinner) I actually did know about, and I asked questions to set up some answers I knew people would want from him. Then I went home and signed up for the site. (It’s $3.95 a month.) If my four dollars can help Aaron quit his day job and go be a photographer all the livelong day 2, then I am thrilled to pieces to do my part.

This is what I mean, I helped my friend Make It Happen. And if you know someone who needs a good Financial Analyst, a Customer Support/Service Manager, or a Project Manager, I know at least one of each of those people and I want to help hook them up too. I am going to do what I can to Make It Happen for people in my life, whatever It may be.

Yeah, this is something I probably should be doing anyway, and I do make an effort to do what I can when the opportunity presents itself. What’s different here is that I am going to actively seek out these opportunities. It has become apparent to me that anything I can do to increase the amount of helpfulness and general goodwill in the world is pretty sorely needed.

So that’s my resolution for 2011. I pretty much only have one, and that’s it. I kind of hope it becomes contagious.

Notes:

  1. Who has been my friend longer than I’ve had my last name, does this sort of thing all the time.
  2. See what I did there? It’s from a song about trains! This is rather clever if you know Aaron.