July 2, 2007

What’s in Your Garden?

Filed under: homeowning, photos, The Neighborhood — Brian @ 7:37 pm

Eric has a big flower.

Jim has a buncha flowers.

I have a moth.
Green Moth

And a butterfly bush.
Butterfly Bush

And some itty bitty green beans.
Green Beans (small)

And a bluebird that trusts me more than she probably should.
Bluebird stays.

And someone feverishly refreshing her memory in advance of an upcoming book. Well, she’s not in the garden, really.
Harry Prep.

And some delphiniums.


June 8, 2007

B is for…

Filed under: pointlessness, The Neighborhood — Brian @ 6:19 am

From Gwynne, who used it as an excuse to get away from politics, to me – I’ll use it as an excuse to get away from being away.



Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following categories.
They should be real places, names, things…nothing made up! If you can’t think of anything, skip it….

Copy and Paste to answer in your blog.

Your Name: Brian

Famous singer: Bob Marley
4 letter word: Beer
Street name: Busch Blvd.
Color: Brownish-amber
Gifts/presents: Beer Helmet
Vehicle: Beer Truck
Things in a Souvenir Shop: Bottle Opener Keychain
Boy Name: Brian. As previously stated.
Girl Name: Betty
Movie Title: Brew, Strange
Drink: Beer
Occupation: Brewmaster
Flower: Barley
Celebrity: Burrows, James
Magazine: Brew Your Own
U.S. City: St. Louis, MO
Pro Sports Teams: Brewers, Milwaukee
Something found in a Kitchen: Bag of mixed nuts
Reason for being late for work: Beer, excessive, recently.
Something you throw away: Bad Beer
Things you shout: hooray, BEER!
Cartoon Character: Barney Rubble

May 5, 2007

My Requirements Are Simple…

Filed under: pointlessness, The Neighborhood — Brian @ 12:49 pm

Rachel asks, Google answers:

Brian needs to workout!
– someone needs an editor. “workout” is not a verb.

Contribute to the “Brian Needs a New Mac” Fund
– if I may speak candidly, you all have been a little lax in this area.

Brian needs food, badly
– Well, yeah.

Brian needs to communicate more effectively and stop being negative.
– How about I “start being more positive” instead? “…be the change you wish to see in the world,” oh, anonymous reviewer.

(Brian needs to fill in details)
– I’ll get to this later.

Brian needs to combine two or more site links
– Sheesh, I can knock this one out right now! How about this and this?

Brian needs to use the SMTP container and not the IP …
– Can’t see how I missed *that* one…

Brian needs to be glorified beyond recognition and be allowed to cheat so he wins
– Ahem.

Brian needs money
– See #2, above, my good and generous friends.

In light of his past outbursts, Brian needs to guard against responding emotionally to a volatile situation.
– WTF?

September 22, 2006

Jim Was Here

Filed under: The Neighborhood — Brian @ 6:33 am

Now that he’s said it, I can say it plainly. (I know, I didn’t give you long to work on the puzzle posts. It’s a fine balance I walk over here.)

Last night, I opened the front door to a man who greeted me with an, “Are you Brian?”

After confirming our respective identities to each other’s satisfaction (“uh – yeah, that looks like the guy in Eric’s recent photos.” “Uh – yeah, that guy, um, knew my name…”) he came on in.

It’s funny having a person you’ve never met before stop by after dark to spend the night. I was explaining the upcoming visitor to the kids the other day and they asked who he was. “He’s one of the guys we met on the Internet” I said. And then started to stumble over myself trying to explain why it was OK with *this* guy from the Internet, but not a good general rule to have random Internet people stop by.

But it was nice to hang around with Jim for a little while.

Now he’s off to the next mystery location.

Don’t ask. I won’t tell.

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