Saturday, September 27, 2008


Today I harvested my sunflowers. They were planted along the fence in front, to provide color for folks looking up or down the block. I had not planned to harvest the seeds, but there were so many that the prospect of free sunflower seeds became very compelling.

Here is the product:

I think there may be enough seeds for myself and about 20 of my closest friends. If you are local and want some seeds, let me know. There are bright yellow and pale yellow, and I know which is which. Both grew to about 6 feet. I don't know if the seeds will grow true.

Here is a close-up on one of the largest heads. Note the many interlocking spirals:

Monday, September 22, 2008

9/19 Radio Interview

Last Friday, I had a brief live interview with WCCO Radio about Cyclopath. Here's the audio (4 minutes): 2008-09-19_wcco.mp3.

John McCain on Personal Greed

Barack & Michelle Obama:
  • One (1) house
  • One (1) car
  • No (0) airplanes
John & Cindy McCain:
  • Eight (8) houses
  • Thirteen (13) cars
  • One (1) airplane

Sunday, September 21, 2008

America's Fortune Cookie

The other day Erin, my lovely FW, was eating dinner at Evergreen, a local Chinese restaurant. She recieved this fortune. I think there may have been a mix-up at the fortune cookie factory.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

John McCain Is a Liar

For proof... mosey over to, it's pretty clear.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

This Is No Ordinary Election

OK, this campaign video actually made me cry.

"Ladies and gentlemen, this is no ordinary time. This is no ordinary election. And this may be our last chance to reclaim the America we love!"

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I Read Discworld... All of It

Starting with The Colour of Magic, completed on February 3, through Thief of Time on August 26, I read all 32 main-line Discworld books this year.

Lest you be disappointed at my progress rate, I should point out that I've read 26 other books this year so far, too, for just under 0.8 times my height.

The list of books read this year and past. No RSS feed on the book list, unfortunately.

Sad news: Apparently Terry Pratchett is getting old. Ouch.