Friday, July 01, 2005

My "Happy Canada Day" post which doesn't actually mention Canada

Well, it is official, I have a bit of sleep apnea. It isn't too bad, but I still need to sit and talk with my doctor about what we can do about it. I'll let you know how that goes. I just hope that they don't want me to go through another night wired up. I'm pretty sure that someone other than me would end the night in a lot of discomfort.

If the techs put all the short cables on so there barely reach around me, let alone to the control box, I might end up punching someone in the chest.

But on to better things... I have been travelling a lot lately.

On June 11th I went to the southern edge of the state for a Powwow. (Not really that far, but I am only starting.)

The following weekend (June 18th) I went up to Maine for my friend Laurie's birthday party. I'll leave it up to her if she wants to say anything about it (or which birthday it was) in the comments. I will say that it was a very good time and it was good to see people I don't get to see often enough. It was especially good to see Laurie having a good time.

A lot of the evening and into the night was taken up with people just sitting around talking and having a good time hanging out. Although we did take a break from talking to watch the fire spinner playing with her poi. It certainly didn't hurt that she is a very cute girl.

Last weekend (June 25th) I went to New York (state, not city, Binghamton to be specific) and had a wonderful time. When talk of the trip first started (back at Rites of Spring, see earlier posts here and here) it was brought up as a chance to see Sol Dog but it soon became much more than that. And by the time the trip actually happened I was going to see someone specific and the two of us were going to go see the band together.

The only thing which could have made the weekend better is if my brother, Smulch, could have made it to the show as well. (He doesn't have a website or I'd link it.) Unfortunately thing seemed to conspire to keep that from happening.

And now this weekend I am travelling again, back to New York. If I can get in touch with Smulch in time I will be heading to see him on Saturday and then to Binghamton for the rest of the weekend. If I can't reach Smulch in time I will just head right to Binghamton.

I know I will see Smulch in August, but it would be nice to see him sooner if things work out.

I do miss you, brother.


A couple more quick things before I close this post out:

At least one of my readers should get a kick out of this... Somehow I am currently the number one result for "Ricardipus" on Google Check it yourself.

I found this out through StatCounter, which you may have noticed in my sidebar. It isn't a bad utility, but if anyone can suggest others I'd like to hear about them. I know I'd like to have the stats, but I have not settled on a particular service yet.

Last and almost certainly least, once I have the time I will be playing around with the site design through CSS. I almost have the template finished so that the layout will be completely controlled through CSS. It won't be the CSS Zen Garden but then again, what is really? So expect the look of the site to change drastically sometime in the foreseeable future.

Your weary, but happy, traveller.

P.S. Is it any wonder my truck is in the shop? It least the rental is covered by my extended warranty along with (most of) the parts and labour.


  1. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!! Unbelievable. Thanks for the mention!

    My world domination plan is in full force, starting with YOUR website!

    Mua-ha-ha [ degenerates into evil laughter etc.]

    Happy Canada Day encore, a few days late by now.


  2. Ricardipus: While I am honoured that you chose my site to start your plans*, don't you think it might be more convenient to have your own site? Or would that attract to much attention and suspicion?

    * I expect to be granted a high-level position in your empire.

  3. Wyldwoods - you are guaranteed to be my "minister of information" or any other such position you wish, short of "grand and glorious leader of everything" which is, of course, mine by default.

    As for my own site, if I could code, program or had even the faintest clue how this html-thingy-stuff works, well yes. Until then, I shall continue to infiltrate various other blogs until I get blacklisted from all of them.

    Sleep well my friend,

    R'pus, in charge though nobody has realized yet.

  4. Well, I am pleased you mentioned my small birthday celebration, although I see now it hardly ranks with the likes of world domination. I think I have enough to do managing the compexities of my own small life that is fine someone else wants to run things, so long as they do a good job-- according to me of course. I am not sure what to think about your all-too-serious comment that it was good to see me having a good time... that implies I don't normally. Be careful how you advertise me. I have a hard enough time convincing people to brave my children to get to know me :) It was wonderful to have your sleepy hulk at the fire. Now you just have to find me an alert hunk to hang out at my kitchen sink. lots of love to you, Laurie

  5. Right then, Laurie's off the world domination list 'cos she just seems *too* nice. Just thought I'd say that. There you go.