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June Blog
Sunday, July 3, 2005 5:05:39 AM

Not much to report for June. The work at Sarcan becomes fairly routine quickly, so I now have a rhythm to how I work. The only thing that pisses mee of is the paying scheme. They pay you on the 15th ...


this is my song of exultant joy
Sunday, July 3, 2005 4:54:25 PM

firefly on scifi. nuff said.


My first Shindig Chat
Monday, July 4, 2005 2:35:53 AM

I made it through my first shindig chat yesterday! Thanks for the warm welcome everyone from a newbie. I wish I could have been in the chat during the peak hours but well, life sometimes get in the way. I'm ...


Don't stand too near me
Monday, July 4, 2005 5:31:33 AM

I might have fleas. No, really, I might. My parents acquired a puppy at the weekend and so my sister and I welcomed it into the family but then we were told that it might have fleas or ticks and that ...


Ever increasing impatience
Tuesday, July 5, 2005 5:42:13 AM

Not about Serenity, though. I've been a very good boy about waiting for it. Very little whining. No, my impatience involves my unborn son's complete unwillingness to leave the womb. My wife's due ...


I love Texas!
Tuesday, July 5, 2005 7:17:03 AM

So, I spent the weekend vising friends in Dallas, TX. I've never been there before, so it was very exciting for me. I had a fabulous time, part because of the company, and part because I just LOVED ...


A Heartbroken Update
Tuesday, July 5, 2005 10:05:29 AM

Well, this was a tough decision to make. I recently came to the conclusion that I won't be able to keep up with "Heartbroken: Meili Long" for the forseeable future. So I will be taking the first three ...


Tuesday, July 5, 2005 11:02:16 PM

Hello there I have been away from this board for a whole two weeks and I must say I am a true geek because I missed it - even though I was on holiday! The shame of it. Anyway, I just wanted to ...


ZAZZLE belongs in the SPECIAL HELL!
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 5:47:47 PM

Right, so these arrogant khangs, under the guise of "your junk mail filter must've ate our warnings" pulled EVERY GORRAM ITEM off my Zazzle storefront! THEN they had the audacity to tell me, via form ...


My Mac Arrived
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 7:01:35 PM

So, it came two days ago and I've been having fun poking around/installing/etc and holy crap is the Mac mini small!!! Anywho, back to playing around :biggrin:


Fantastic 4 review(spoilers)
Thursday, July 7, 2005 3:22:18 AM

WOW.What can I say except Fantasic Four is just that--fantastic.............this has to be the biggest surprise of any summer movie,I was wrong--they were right.Oh by the way I had my brain lobotimzed ...


Surreality 5
Thursday, July 7, 2005 4:47:26 AM

Again, to those in the know...these still really aren't funny: My wife and I are painting the living room. A pleasing brownish color called Chatham Tan. The really cool thing about it (And, I'll ...


Waiting for Joss, a collaborative Firefly blog
Friday, July 8, 2005 2:40:11 AM

I've set up a collaborative Firefly blog over at


Friday, July 8, 2005 4:07:12 AM

Nothing here...


Friday, July 8, 2005 4:09:57 AM

So in 10 minutes I'll be heading out for my vacation to Disney World!!! I'll be gone until July 17th. Woohoo!!! Short blog, 'cause I'm in a hurry. Later all!!!


Come post on my new message board
Friday, July 8, 2005 7:05:21 AM

Hi all, I have been playing around with my website and I just recently added a message board. Please come and post a hello. Maniacnumberone is the moderator, and so is SergeantX, so you are in ...


Firefly coming
Friday, July 8, 2005 11:26:19 AM

There are bringing it to scifi channel on the 22nd at six o'clock before stargate:SG-1, stargate atlantis and Battlestar Galatica. :wink:


what do ya think?
Friday, July 8, 2005 3:23:30 PM

should I keep it?


Okay I am officially re-watching the series (thanks Hotpoint!!)
Friday, July 8, 2005 6:00:04 PM

Now that I have re-read all of Hotpoints series (again!), I am officially starved for my Firefly fix. If anyone has read any good fics (series please, one-shots don't quite satiate my needs) please let ...


Why I love 24.
Friday, July 8, 2005 7:45:50 PM

I've been wanting to write this for some time, but after reading a post here comparing Jack Bauer to rectal pubic hair, I figured it would be as good of time as any to proclaim my undying admiration for ...


Why I love 24-#2
Friday, July 8, 2005 8:05:55 PM

I'm a big fan of tragedies. I think it's more effective in a drama that is something bad happens to a character, it's because it's the character's fault and not by some outside force of evil or some ...


82 Days? Is that all?!
Sunday, July 10, 2005 4:40:10 AM

Dayum, that's so cool! I keep rewatching the trailer on my computer (dude, I love a flat panel) but I still haven't seen it in theatres!


Austin, TX, Serenity Trailer
Sunday, July 10, 2005 4:41:48 AM

So last night my wife and I went into Austin to watch Fantastic Four, hoping that my wife would finally get to see the Serenity trailer. (Ah, the joys of living in the boondocks where we have only dial-up ...


Just saw the trailer on Sci-fi
Sunday, July 10, 2005 3:14:02 PM

Maybe it's not the first time, I don't know. But after an episode of Battlestar Galactica they showed the trailers for King Kong and Serenity. Cool to finally see it on TV.


We're all goin' on a -- summer holiday...
Monday, July 11, 2005 1:22:26 AM

Well, as y'all may have noticed, it's summer time. This means (along with chronic sunburn) that I won't have as frequent net access as I usually have. So I can't honestly say that I'll be around as much ...


Shoulda got the camera phone
Monday, July 11, 2005 9:09:57 AM

My teenager had been begging for a new cellphone for the better part of a year ... ever since we activated an extra line and let him have my husband's very old phone. Cheapskate parents like us try to ...


Ballad of Joss performance in Austin
Tuesday, July 12, 2005 5:37:43 AM

So tonight (July 12) I'm going down to Spider House Coffee of Guadalupe Street in Austin, Texas, to sing "The Ballad of Joss" after our good hostess shows "Our Mrs. Reynolds" and "Jaynestown" on the big ...


... and now, for something completely different ...
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 11:36:32 AM

Can't count the number of times people have told my wife and I how our lives are about to change with our new addition (STEVEthePIRATEjr - see image in Blue Sun Room for photo, posted 7-11-05). They're ...


Everybody, meet Millie
Thursday, July 14, 2005 1:08:58 AM



Kirkland WA Firefly Episode Screening
Thursday, July 14, 2005 12:34:51 PM

Here I am, just having read the announcement of the screening of Serenity 1+2, Out of Gas and Ariel on September 17th in Kirkland, WA. And I happen to live just about 10 miles north, yeah! :smile: I go ...


Interesting Firefly fact I just learned on Jeopardy
Thursday, July 14, 2005 1:41:24 PM

"Londinium" (The Alliance Co-Capital) is the Roman name for London. I new Londinium had a British meaning but I didn’t know it came from a Roman word.


The browncoats are coming!
Friday, July 15, 2005 5:33:59 AM

Came across this while looking for MA Browncoats.


Freedom and the open road.
Friday, July 15, 2005 2:13:15 PM

Never written a blog before but thought this would be a good place to start :smile:. I passed my driving test a week ago and i'm amazed at how much freedom its given me. I don't have to get up so early ...


Shut up, shut up, shut up!!!!
Friday, July 15, 2005 8:27:06 PM

No, I'm not yelling "Shut up!" at any of you lovely people. I'm yelling at my brain. It's waaaaaaay late here, and I can't sleep, because my thoughts won't hush up. I'm not really worried about anything, ...


Harry Potter 6 Reading Blog - SPOILERS!!!!!
Saturday, July 16, 2005 3:11:16 AM

Oooooohhhh very exciting... I have to say this is the best of the bunch so far. I have just reached the chapter titled 'The Half Blood Prince' which is a quarter of the way through the book. I ...


HP Sauce Reading Blog continued SPOILERS
Saturday, July 16, 2005 7:26:55 AM

OH MY GOD! Lavender and Ron! That is sooooo wrong, I am not sure I can say anything else I am in too much shock. Plus if Ginny and Harry get it together I will be miffed, I like Luna/Harry and Neville/Ginny ...


Saturday, July 16, 2005 10:04:48 AM

That is what I learned today. You see, our Habitat for Humanity is going to have a Women Build, a house completely built by women. To raise funds for this build, they're having a mini-build. We're ...


Saturday, July 16, 2005 11:22:25 AM

Well, I have done my second lot of laundry today and have discovered my actual age is 1.1 years younger than my real age which is pretty cool. This means I will finish HP just in time for bed so I ...


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - SPOILERS
Sunday, July 17, 2005 12:08:25 AM

Well, as I promised I finished it last night and although the opening chapters are the best in the book the rest of them are my least favourite of all of them. In the last book/s Neville and Luna were ...


Tom Cruise...What Were You Thinking?!
Sunday, July 17, 2005 4:13:09 AM

Ah, the summer movie season...time for old failed romances to come to light in the faces of new ones. See, this whole blog is inspired by spending too much time in grocery checkout lines. All those ...


Did some Gorram good, myself
Sunday, July 17, 2005 2:11:57 PM

I was inspired by a thread with a similar name last week, so today I printed up a bunch of flyers from and spread the word to my corner of small-town Texas. I actually had more ...


Comics: An Epiphany?
Monday, July 18, 2005 4:04:04 PM

After using this site for like a year I finally decided that it was time I got an account as well. I finally got the first Serenity comic. I was really disappointed when Newbury Comics didn't carry it, ...


HP more brainache SPOILERS
Tuesday, July 19, 2005 4:04:15 AM

Well, being the dutiful reviewer I am I thought that I would respond to the lovely people who sent me comments. (If you haven't already seen it check out the HP thread:


Hello San Diego (Glimpsing ComicCon)
Tuesday, July 19, 2005 6:49:41 PM

Well, I am sitting here on the 7th floor of the San Diego Marriott Marina looking out at the downtown skyline. It's my first time here and it actually wasn't for ComicCon! I am here for a meeting of ...


Why You Shouldn't Argue In Front Of The Children
Wednesday, July 20, 2005 5:11:40 AM

This flylog is rated PG-13 for coarse language. Everyone still here? Thought so. We've been having some problems with our four year old daughter of late. If you tell her no, she flies into tears. ...


The cargo has arrived...
Wednesday, July 20, 2005 2:09:57 PM

Well, I was in the Chat yesterday talkin with Lissa, Ath, TheRealMe aand Cozen. Well they were talkin about horses's ages, and I mentioned a horse I used to take care of that is 43. Then they asked ...


The Threes
Wednesday, July 20, 2005 6:23:28 PM

This past Monday marked the passing of the third prominant military leader within the last month. I guess it's true what they say about people dying in threes. General Louis H. Wilson, former Commandant ...


Busy Ballad Day
Wednesday, July 20, 2005 7:10:36 PM

Whew! It's less than 24 hours since I got the MP3 postcard of "The Ballad of Joss" circulating, and it's been a very busy day. Folks from all over have been emailing me to say they liked it, and/or to ...


Whine, whine, whine...
Thursday, July 21, 2005 12:07:35 PM

This blog is dedicated to those people who complain about the trailer and the "Serenity" poster. I will now quote Harry Dresden (protagonist of the Dresden Files book series, written by Jim Butcher), ...


Do I really want to be a millionare?
Thursday, July 21, 2005 4:32:04 PM

So they're auditioning military folk for Who Wants to be a Millionare on Sunday, but I don't really want to wake up early. That right there is the work ethic that made me the thousandaire I am today. ...


cry baby cry, make your momma sigh
Thursday, July 21, 2005 6:36:12 PM

so anyways. been at a job for several months now. use this handheld nicknamed a crybaby. i thought it was cool. i think of the show everytime i put it on for work. it tells us what kind of change or ...


Wanting something different and new
Thursday, July 21, 2005 8:06:44 PM

I'm thinking about joining the US Air Force. I've been talking to just about everyone I know, many of whom have military experience and have seen action in Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Korea, and Iraq. ...


Heaven Has a New Chief Engineer
Friday, July 22, 2005 3:39:51 AM

Before I dive into a James Doohan tribute, I forgot to add that while in San Diego I visited a shop in Seaport Village with a very helpful gal who facially reminded me a whole lot of Kaylee. Very cool. Now, ...


James "Scotty" Doohan Memorial 7/21/05 Seattle Sci-Fi Museum
Friday, July 22, 2005 8:01:19 AM

Wednesday July 20, 2005 was indeed a sad day when the actor who played the grandfather of all engineers (I wonder if Jewel ever got to meet him...) passed away and I shed more than one tear reading the ...


Hockey! And more ... but mostly, HOCKEY!
Friday, July 22, 2005 11:11:05 AM

Hockey is back! WHOO! Set aside my personal thoughts on the lockout that took the 2004-05 season from us (both sides were wrong, there were no winners in this situation, the fans lost the most, etc. ...


The internet is a bad thing...
Saturday, July 23, 2005 7:31:21 AM

I tried to change my MSN Nickname today... BIG MISTAKE! 20 minutes it took me trying to think of something original, Eventually I hit on the perfect solution. As with all attempts to name things ...


Ballad of Joss MP3 query answered
Saturday, July 23, 2005 9:37:46 AM

Since someone asked anonymously, I can't reply in person, but hopefully the poster will see this. You can hear an MP3 of my filk, "The Ballad of Joss", by clicking on


Wild West Tech
Saturday, July 23, 2005 12:07:24 PM

So I've stumbled onto a mini-marathon of Wild West Tech on the History Channel today and right now there's little else getting done. They've just done a piece on the history of repeater (Colts, Winchesters, ...


3D Studio Max. Grrrr.
Saturday, July 23, 2005 1:00:53 PM

Been working on my model of Serenity, things were going really well and then max crashed. :blast: Its now 12:00 so I'm probably going to be working on it till the early hours to get back to where I started. ...


I'm still here!
Saturday, July 23, 2005 5:55:13 PM

I stepped into lurkedom for awhile due to being very busy, I am writing a new fic, its going to be a shorter one then my last one. I can't wait for the movie! I am getting excited about it!


Losing My Suit & Grad Party, Tubing, Seaweed, and MORE!
Saturday, July 23, 2005 6:16:41 PM

My family and Sean went down to Misquamicutt (sp?) Beach the other day. I wore a bikini. Little did I know how brutal the waves were there. They weren't that big, themain problem was that they broke in ...


It's a tough job, but...
Sunday, July 24, 2005 6:50:45 PM

...okay, it's not really that tough. I've spent the better part of the day watching Firefly. Again. See, I watched the series through for the first time last weekend, and my DVDs arrived on Wednesday, ...


I got the Bad Timing Blues . . .
Sunday, July 24, 2005 7:23:16 PM

I really wish I'd written the Ballad of Joss about 6-8 months earlier than I did. To tell the truth, one reason I put off writing it is that the idea seemed really obvious to me, so I figured someone ...


So Long, Farewell, Auf wiedersehen, Goodbye …
Monday, July 25, 2005 12:23:25 AM

Actually it’s not so much goodbye as au revoir – I will be back and I’m making a big thing out of what, to you guys, will appear tiny and insignificant: – I’m going on holiday for 2 whole weeks to ...


Doctor Browncoat
Monday, July 25, 2005 5:16:32 AM

They've just started filming the new season of Doctor Who and would you look at the coat that's part of the outfit Doctor 10 will be wearing:


Stardate 7.25.2005
Monday, July 25, 2005 6:36:07 AM

Well I have a Xanga in which I post various musings and writings of mine, the_wandering_bard on xanga. Figures I might as well share my posts here as well. I have a shiney week all. In my secret ...


Garramit, I filked again!
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 7:55:08 AM

There's a line in a song by the Austin Lounge Lizards that goes: "Sometimes I wake up to find I've yodeled in my sleep!" I feel like that. So I was driving home from Austin last night, and this ...


Do Toilets Belong in the Kitchen
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 9:12:46 AM

Short and sweet today I am moving house and looking for a new flat. I have just been to a house where the toilet is in the kitchen and the fridge is in the living room. I ask you, what planet do ...


Where's My Flying Car? I Want My Flying Car!
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 9:23:38 AM

Gorrammit, we did it! We're back in space! Hot damn! I can't begin to tell you how excited I am for this! And I had to listen to it on the radio as I drove to work, but Amber called me and said ...


Shoulda known
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 7:13:05 AM

Every summer, my brother and his children and my cousin and his family and my family get together for a week with the grandparents. There are hours of air and car travel involved, so it's a big thing. ...


Grrrrrr. They hurt my puppy.
Thursday, July 28, 2005 6:23:09 AM

We took Zoe (our dog) to the groomers. When we went to pick her up, I asked if she was a good girl. The lady replied that she was good until they had to clip her nails. She asked if we had clipped her ...


Thursday, July 28, 2005 6:34:10 AM

Hey, you know what, I have too many logs but who can resist another one. I do love to ramble on about nothing. I totally recruited someone with scifi Friday. First non family member. And maybe another ...


New job! WOOHOO!
Thursday, July 28, 2005 9:17:48 AM

Actually, it's a job I've had before, enjoyed and probably shouldn't have given up. But, it gets me out of the one I'm disliking right now, so ... PARTY! How this relates to you (in my twisted, "me ...


A Firefly-esque Expression
Thursday, July 28, 2005 9:54:54 AM

So my buddy (and fellow Browncoat) Tree was up on the roof attaching another tin roofing panel when he commented that the number of ridges on the new roofing panels made it harder for him to stagger the ...


Friday, July 29, 2005 8:37:59 AM

got tickets for wed evening!!!!! YAY!!!! i'm smiling like a crazy person... maybe because i am one... YAY!!!!! little bit excited here if you hadnt guessed.


Removing My Account
Friday, July 29, 2005 11:50:48 AM

How I do I remove my account?


Mal's Song
Friday, July 29, 2005 1:01:57 PM

I have read quite a bit on the boards about "Mal's Song" but was unable to listen to it for technical reasons. But thanks to the "Signal 3" I was finally able to. It is gorram awesome, and the interview ...


Friday, July 29, 2005 9:27:30 PM

I like to write fanfic :) also you think at first that knowing something is going to happen will help out when it does, but sometimes that's not the case. I'm thinkin' this'll be one of those times. Oh ...


Friends (not the tv show)
Saturday, July 30, 2005 12:11:08 AM

Ok so i never really posted in my blog at all, ever... so im going to now to clear the jumbled thoughts in my head Im very loyal to my friends, I care a great deal about them, and would protect ...


Hello! I'm here and New!
Saturday, July 30, 2005 1:05:55 PM

Hi :smile: A friend of mine at work told me about the site after she found out I was a firefly fan, she even went to comic con and met the cast. First 62 more days till Serenity :smile: :smile: ...


I Really Want to get Liz Phair stuff
Saturday, July 30, 2005 4:38:19 PM



Ha! ( or Hook Line and Sinker :p)
Sunday, July 31, 2005 4:50:50 AM

I totally got her. It took awhile but my sister is on the wagon...or... coatails maybe? Anyhow, She was Ok with Firefly after the first disk, then I finally wrangled her over to watch Shindig and she ...


Why do I do this too myself?
Sunday, July 31, 2005 7:04:12 AM

So, it's about noon here right now and I'm in a fog because I stayed up last night till 3:30 porting apps to OpenBSD. This always happens. Every night, I stay up way too late (damn I wish I could've ...


Jamster, The Crazy Frog and my slowly fading sanity
Sunday, July 31, 2005 8:27:47 AM

I was at the pub last night, it was karaoke night and always game for a laugh I was searching the book to find something to sing and at the end I come across crazy frog karaoke! How is this possible? ...


Back in the gorram hospital I go....
Sunday, July 31, 2005 1:52:26 PM

(Insert appropriate Mandarin curse here) Still had a little weirdness going on post cardiac cath/stents 2 months ago, so I had a stress test. I was really hoping it was just going to prove that I really ...


The Ballad of Joss by the Bedlam Bards
Sunday, July 31, 2005 2:28:57 PM

Yet another Firefly filk gem I just found on the browncoat forum - The Ballad of Joss


Well.....damn Part 1
Sunday, July 31, 2005 9:02:33 PM

Well, some time has past since my last entry, let alone an actual post by yours-truly. Work has reduced me back to being a lurker again...or the Big Cat Flame Warrior persona that I have somehow managed ...


Well.....damn Part 2
Sunday, July 31, 2005 9:19:43 PM

To continue from Part 1... I have since realized that it is nowhere near worth being promoted there, since essentially I have to: 1) Be a corporate Sell-out, 2) Give up any notion whatsoever of ...



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