Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-14


  • RT @NASA: The Astrovan loaded with 6 eager astronauts is headed to launch pad 39A. No technical issues, weather is "go" – launch @ 4:14a ET. #
  • Sign you know you're doomed: You're watching the weather channel and are arguing over how the weatherdrone's blouse was made (more) #
  • and totally ignoring the forecast of 8"+ more snow on top of the 3 1/2 foot already on the ground #
  • Nervous day – with more snow coming, going to risk strapping on my legs and walking out to store for restock #
  • 6 blocks out, 6 blocks back, crutches as ski poles. There are times when the Marine in me gets me into all kinds of insane plans #
  • It's at times like this I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was a kid #
  • Pondering rendering an administrative assistant for @GeekGyrlFriGEV – Now to just think of something … suitable :) #
  • Legs strapped on, render for @GeekGyrlFriGEV in progress while I'm gone … time to brave the snows. Adapt, Improvise, Overcome – nuke 'em! #
  • Whew, back from The Long Trip … man the roads are a mess – the sidewalks are non-existant #
  • Ohhhhhhhh @GeekGyrlFriGEV … There's something left on my blog I think belongs to you :) http://bit.ly/bZ1zla #
  • I think the shoes I used today are pretty much scragged from the snow and water. Oh well, now I have an excuse to but a new pair! #
  • And joyous news (NOT) – they figure 8-12" more snow coming tomorrow night. #
  • Kudos to neighbor who went and rented a bobcat to clear the street cos the town hasn't had a plow near here. Still stuck but not *as* stuck #
  • Topper on @WUSA9 forecasts 1-2 foot of snow tue->wed, near blizzard conditions wed – restock now guys #snowpocalypse #
  • So something that says @DarkHorseComics rocks, as does #Terminator qualifies? #
  • RT @skottieyoung: putting together my book THE ADVENTURES OF BERNARD THE WORLD DESTROYER. Wait till you see the guest pieces! #
  • Ugh, seen disabled seating chart for venue @trans_siberian will be playing here, wouldn't be able to see squat. Guess it'll be xmas again #
  • Why do concert venues always stuff disabled back where people's heads will get in the way, let alone crowded if ppl standing?? #
  • Verizon Center in DC has a much better setup for disabled on the floor #
  • Kudos to @WUSA9 for during-storm coverage, big BOO for their aftermath coverage – why only film feel-good segments in high-rent areas? #
  • From #CNN – Dying teen's dream to travel – http://bit.ly/alkLIc #
  • And the snow has restarted. #Snowpocalpyse Part Deux #
  • Damn – this render is flowing out sooo smooth, and sooo creepy. Started as a doodle but it's taken on a direction & life of its own! #
  • Sent render to the farm – estimated 2 hours … Did I mention I have *no* patience?? #
  • Robo-call: #MetroAccess is *completely* shut wednesday – no rides, no staff @ office – duration day to day #WMATA #snowpocalypse #
  • RT @sfwa: Ann & Jeff VanderMeer accepting previously published submissions for STEAMPUNK RELOADED antho http://tinyurl.com/yk3p8lb #
  • Gah! Beautiful render and I spot right in the middle of it a monster fern – total scale FAIL. Try again :( #
  • farm thinks 20 minutes before it's finished this pass of the render … so impatient to start postworking it #
  • GFX Blog: Dark Forest Mauseleum http://bit.ly/cdh9Pk #3D #GFX #
  • Before and after pics – Aftermath of #Snowpocalypse to one night of #Snowpocalypse II – I hate sequels! http://twitpic.com/12f6vr #
  • Ugh, just has a power outage again … I love UPSs #
  • Brain blood vessels clue to #MS http://bit.ly/bfIy6F #BBC #
  • RT @NASA: RT @NASAJPL A cool game for your budding rocket scientist! "Build your own space mission" at http://bit.ly/9V9XH0 #
  • Donut forget to patch! >> Bumper Patch Tuesday tackles multiple #Windows flaws http://bit.ly/amnuEF #
  • Anyone w/snowmobiles near buckeystown pike, fire crew and some staties need recovery #snowpocalypse #
  • OK, I've had it with all this bloody snow! Time to make me a new avatar #
  • Why is it I can visualize traits in other people to make avatars of, but can never find an image that fits *me*? #
  • RT @kenyonsherrilyn: These are the eyes from Simi's doll. She & Ash will hit stores in Jul. Preorders begin in Apr – http://bit.ly/coU2f2 #
  • OK, new avatar design sent to the farm for crunching. Fingers crossed #
  • RT @GreatDismal: RT @azaaza: Warning: Buzz has a huge privacy flaw. Be default everyone can see who you email often. http://bit.ly/aijfCg #
  • RT @FairyFindings: RT @CandaceHavens: Talking about beauty of online resources 4 writers here http://bit.ly/tCqKm Please share resources. :) #
  • OK, I don't like this new avatar … redoing it :) #
  • RT @NASA: And we have LAUNCH of the Solar Dynamic Observatory on its mission to reveal sun's inner workings in unprecedented detail #SDOisGO #
  • Thought for today: Our past helps shape us, but does not define us #
  • Just avoided getting soaked – took a hoe to the ice on awning over front door, ice chunk came off followed by waterfall! #
  • Feral colony count: 1 not seen since snows started. Dumped white long haired cat now comes into laundry room with Cinnamon – no fights! #
  • Ferals colony has 3 long term (8 yrs) – Cinnamon, Watcher, 3C (all litter mates). 2 dumpers – Tux and "white cat". Colony was at 11 at max #
  • Watcher's the one AWOL since the snows started. Cinnamon's semi-socialized and holed up in laundry room. We think she's got something (more) #
  • going with Boots, our blind cat – they sit on either side of register in wall … Boots got hisself a GF?? #
  • Idea for new avatar being churned at the farm – 3 hours so far! Did I mention I have *no* patience? #
  • Hmmm … RT @CERN: Romania becomes a candidate for accession to CERN http://bit.ly/dfuufp #
  • Hmmm, something's broken the archives links on my GFX site … it works, you just can't go to the monthly archives. Weird #
  • Why is someone trying to defend the drivers in a 50-car pile-up in Virginia yesterday? Which part of "Stay home, don't drive" did they miss? #
  • RT @sfwa: sff.net users: They had a major hardware problem. No data lost. Restoring services ASAP. Details @sffnet or http://status.sff.net/ #
  • RT @DarkHorseComics: Great review of Aliens: More than Human http://tinyurl.com/greataliens, trade late sprng http://tinyurl.com/orderaliens #
  • New avatar render *still* at the farm getting churned – got the full color, AO, and shadow passes … still waiting on 2 more :( #
  • New avatar renders complete, 6 hours 4 minutes total. Now for postwork #
  • OK, let's see … what does this button do? Aha! #
  • GFX Blog: Render: New Personal FB/Twitter Avatars http://bit.ly/c6tMFT #3D #GFX #
  • 'I had controversial #MS treatment twice' http://bit.ly/cOKKCl #BBC #
  • That was an interesting chat session with TKA agents … now if only I could remember where I heard about it from #
  • Astros get all the fun toys – I Want one! RT @NASA: The station's robotic arm has removed the Tranquility node from Endeavour's payload bay. #
  • OK, enough robo-arm envy for one evening, off to catch up on L&O:SVU eps for a bit #
  • 2am, time for bed. Going to try and make it to the store tomorrow to restock emergency supply – I'm out of saltines onoes! #
  • Don't forget to meet the assistant I made for @GeekGyrlFriGEV and send her suggested names for the little tyke! http://bit.ly/bZ1zla #
  • RT @FairyFindings: RT @Syfy: Last Reminder: I'm giving away my BSG pewter #cylon raider to someone who RTs this note by Friday, 2/12 #
  • Oh FFS, now we might get snow tomorrow as well? Would the person doing weather magic please GO BACK TO SCHOOL!! #
  • RT @YasmineGalenorn: @FairyFindings No, but caffeine makes EVERYTHING better! >> Truer words have never been spoken #
  • The Weather Channel says … expect snow in the Metro DC area tonight. I'll wait for @WUSA9 to say it before I believe it #
  • #FF #FollowFriday Authors: @JamesAMoore @Susineito @LKHamilton @YasmineGalenorn @kenyonsherrilyn @BrianKeene @Trollgodfather @JeffStrand #
  • #FF #FollowFriday Authors: @neilhimself @StevenBrust #
  • #FF #FollowFriday Artists: @DarkHorseComics @JL_Anderson @MarkH_B @skottieyoung @MikeHawthorne @joannastar #
  • #FF #FollowFriday Music: @trans_siberian @ladygaga @bearmccreary #
  • OK, Topper on @WUSA9 Admits there *might* be more snow coming to DC tomorrow. Aren't we lucky??? #
  • Free rendered desktop background: Cyberlight on Moonwolf’s Graphics Lair http://bit.ly/7TWHSu … What can I say, I like gynoids :) #
  • Very cute and sweet and wingeded! >> RT @kenyonsherrilyn: http://twitpic.com/12vsrd – Manga Simi :) #
  • Can 'Wolfman' destroy vampire fever? #CNN http://bit.ly/9SbT1r – Interesting analysis of the movie and the genre in the 21st century #
  • Everything you need for the geek in your life this v-day? http://bit.ly/c3jCrs #
  • Woke up to V-day pressie from hubby – hardback reprints of last 2 Stephen King Dark Tower books! Squee!! (No laughing, @FairyFindings !) #
  • Computer Engineer Barbie coming soon to a toy store near you http://bit.ly/b6quYN #
  • OK, sense of humor hard at work, gotta do a *special* V-Day render #
  • RT @skottieyoung: New Blog Post with the cover to JUNK ONE first in the series of my new artbooks http://bit.ly/9d3R2w #
  • I did warn people my sense of humor was on the loose today :) #
  • Move to merge Asperger's, autism in DSM-V stirs debate – #CNN http://bit.ly/amSqYL – And NTs wonder why we find them confusing? #
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