Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas all five of you that are reading this.

Friday, December 23, 2011

AWOL Kitty

I lost my Cookie today. I woke up this morning and Maya was yelling at me. Actually she was meowing at me very loudly. She was also poking me in the face. She somehow got out of the house and was no where to be found.

So I go looking around the outside of the house seeing if she was hiding under the steps or something. She was no where to be found. Oh by the way for those who have not read every post I have ever written Cookie is one of my black cats. She is five kinds of adorable. She was brought to me by some of the neighborhood kids. By the way they named her Cookie.

Any way I really have been half worried out of my mind. She is she a little cat. She is probably still technically a kitten. Actually I am not really sure when a kitten become a cat. I will have to look that up.

Anyway Maya was really darting from place to place in the house looking for Cookie. She was really bothered by the loss of Cookie. Well anyway she finally showed up hours later. The two cats are curled up together at the foot of the bed. So I suppose all is well that ends well.

Well be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.

Drunk People

It is another overcast and rainy day in the mighty city of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh where the men are men and the women can drink them under the table. Well at least some of the women can drink the men under the table. I was sitting on the bus listening to Morning Musume and thinking happy thought about kawaii bunnies and kitty cats. I am serious if you listen to enough Momu you beginning think of cute cartoon animals. Anyway, I sitting here rocking out to girly music and this woman smack the daylights out of some guy. The guy cusses at her and she punches him even harder. She then proceeded to beat the ever loving day lights out of this guy. After several passengers and the driver wrestled her off of him it was clear that they were both drunk. Yet in his intoxicated state the man was no longer able to defend himself. Or he liked being beat up by women in public. Since I was listening to happy music this whole time the entire scene had a very strange sound track. In addition I have not idea what the fight was about. Still, the entire incident was made better by jpop.

It is hard to use the wifi on the bus so I will e posting this later. We are approaching Squirrel Hill. This is a great neighborhood for finding something to eat. For those not familiar with Pittsburgh it is also a Jewish neighborhood so the bagels are great as well. There is this thing going on now where folk have giant electric menorahs strapped to the tops of their cars. They then drive through the streets with the appropriate number of lights on. It is not going on at this moment. Still the caravan will be coming through here at any time. It is quite a sight. It is something I have only seen in Pittsburgh. For what ever reason I have not witnessed Canadians Jewish folks taking their giant Menorahs for a drive. Maybe it is because it is colder up their they do not want to get their giant Menorahs cold. Maybe it is just another one of those neat things that only happens in Pittsburgh.

On an entirely unrelated front I found a camera memory card on the floor of our church. It stuck it in my computer in an effort to figure out where it came from. There are pictures of a family I do not recognize. Maybe they were just in for the Christmas play and were not regular members of the church. Either way I have done my best to identify the folks on it. So it will get chucked into the lost and found with the hope that someone will get their memory card back.

Well that is it for now. Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice. And if you are driving around in Pittsburgh, remember, water freezes when it gets cold.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Missing Cookie

I lost my Cookie today. I woke up this morning and Maya was yelling at me. Actually she was meowing at me very loudly. She was also poking me in the face. She somehow got out of the house and was no where to be found.

So I go looking around the outside of the house seeing if she was hiding under the steps or something. She was no where to be found. Oh by the way for those who have not read every post I have ever written Cookie is one of my black cats. She is five kinds of adorable. She was brought to me by some of the neighborhood kids. By the way they named her Cookie.

Any way I really have been half worried out of my mind. She is she a little cat. She is probably still technically a kitten. Actually I am not really sure when a kitten become a cat. I will have to look that up.

Anyway Maya was really darting from place to place in the house looking for Cookie. She was really bothered by the loss of Cookie. Well anyway she finally showed up hours later. The two cats are curled up together at the foot of the bed. So I suppose all is well that ends well.

Well be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Drawing

My drawing is not coming along very well. I have been toying with drawing some of the clown in my Brigade as well as Cuddles. I can do an OK job drawing them head on. Drawing people in profile or on any other angle has been an incredible challenge for me. On some level drawing clowns is easier than real people. When it gets to coloring them you do not have to worry about flesh tones especially on the white faces.

Shadownights appears to be able to draw her people in any angle that she wants. Apparently talent does figure into drawing in a major way. I bought a book on drawing manga. It has several suggestion for dealing with my problem. They suggest drawing these guidelines that help you keep the proportion. I have just started trying it. It is going slowly but I think I am seeing some kind of improvement. Maybe some more practice will yield the results I am looking for.

Be safe out there everyone and keep your stick on the ice.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Twitting at Christmas Play. Jesus would be proud.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Accident near glenwood bridge. Folk forget water freezes in Pittsburgh.
Just bought another s gomez mp3 i'm such a girl. Going to buy we will rock you toshore up my manlyness.
Working on sermon 4 Sunday. Don't like my illiatration trying to find another one

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Parlimantary Procedure

I have been in a parliamentary mode for the last couple months. It has been very interesting. I suppose it really started off with my own clown troupe when we had to start considering how to incorporate ourselves. That was pretty easy all things considered. It was simply a long and drawn out process.

After that was the local COAI Chapter. For what ever reason that was a great deal of bickering over how things should be done. It is not as if the rules were unclear. They were just not being followed. There was some fighting and gnashing of teeth that made everything very exciting. We rewrote a couple of them and got everyone operating on the same set of rules and everything has been much smoother since then.

At the moment we are looking at my church’s bylaws. They are just a wee bit dated and don’t have anything really wrong with them. They just need tweaked a bit. This will probably be a bit anti-climactic. Still, it is important to look over one’s bylaws every so often. Not only does it keep them up to date but it reminds people what they are.

Tonight is the Trinity Choir’s Christmas Party. I have always had fun at this event. The food is good and the fellowship is better than the food. So this will be a good time.

If I think of it I may check in later. Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.
Christmas Party was great. Ate too much. Only place you get swedish meatball and collar greens

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A follower complained that I am not a grupy clown. They were following me to see me swear. @&!=*#+ &=@#@& happy now?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Waiting for practice to start. This is the third most exciting part of my day

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The word express does not really apply to thos place. It should be the Orient Siesta.
Waiting for chinese at Orient Xp in Oakland. I have it is edible. It's decor look lik a cheesy Mexican Place
Kid 3 pews up making funy faces @ me. I should hav been mature enough not to start making faces

Saturday, December 10, 2011

What is with the Drugs?

I have been going through the spam filter on the old blog and there are adds for three different kinds of erectile disfunction drugs in there. There are also two adds for drugs that I think cure ailments that only women get.

I am amazed that people keep sending this stuff out. If I ever need any of those drugs I am going to make sure I use the ones that have not been spammming me.

Well just checking in. Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.
Odd I am having an ok time working in public. Odd for my ADD riddled self.
Working on the first book. Wish I was better at spelling grammer and typing

Friday, December 09, 2011

Why hasn't anyone written a clown text book? Must I do everything myself? There have been thousands of clowns before me someone should have by now.
I am missing the picture for the swan balloon. I need Smokey to sing me a song
I had a dream that Bob Newhart repaired my central air. The odd thing is I do not have central air
Watching MASH. So sad about Harry Morgan.
Just bought first song on internet. Naturally by S Gomez. I am such a girl.
Still working on balloon text. Please shoot me. Really shoot me the back door on the house is open and police responce time is slow

Thursday, December 08, 2011

The Port Authority Wants You Dead

This is is going to sound mental. I was on a bus today. On buses there are the upright bars that you hold onto while standing up. I was on a bus that was missing two of the uprights. The upright in the picture was not connected at the bottom. I noticed this when someone grabbed the bar and nearly killed themselves.

The sharp edge of the bottom of the bar was taped off at the bottom so one did not cut themselves. So someone that works for the Port Authority saw this and figured they should duct tape it. By the way the guy sitting in front of the bar was nearly smacked in the head with a metal pipe. When someone complained to the drive he moved the pipe slightly and claimed it was not his problem.

Now these upright bars look like they are holding up the horizontal bar at the top of the vertical bars. I wonder what happens to the horizontal bar when only one of the four vertical bars is attached at both ends.

Well the Port Authority claims that they cannot pay their people and they cannot run all their routes. Still they can afford expensive down town office space and to leave themselves open to obvious law suits.

Well be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.
I should take video of me on the phone and post it to the blog. I wonder how one does that.
Heading to chior. Pray fpe gospel music.

pointless stuff

I have noticed that every time I start to follow a famous person in the twitter a couple more people follow me. If that holds true I could have a million followers if I follow all the famous people assuming there are 500 thousand famous people on the twitter. I just started following tom Hanks to see if I get any new followers. I know it is a pointless thing. Still, I am getting the feeling that the whole point of the twitter is to be pointless.

Speaking of pointless. I am working on the balloon section of the basic clowning proficciency for the Brigade. Balloons are the most time consuming thing that we have to explain in our text. And frankly I have been doing everything else except for the balloons. There are so many pictured that need to be taken and resized and then you have to do the text to go with them. And if you find you need for description you have to go back and look at the text and take more pictures and so on. This is a real pain to put into the new smaller format books that we are using. Still that is the way that it had to be. We are using half the trees and it is better and cheaper in the long run for various reasons. Getting to that point has been a real pain though.

Learning balloon animals is one of the most time consuming things that we have to do in our group. It is also the only basic skill the has consumable materials. Thus it ends up being the most expensive skill over the long term. Well what can one do? It must be done.

The first book in the series is going rather well. It is odd it looks like it is going to be rather short compared to some of the later ones. I suppose there is so much that I cannot talk about in the first book it keeps me from rambling on. The rate things are going I may have the first chapter reasdy to put up on this blog by the end of the month. By the spring I could be deciding if I need to go looking for a publisher. I do not know how I feel about trying to publish something that i have been working on for so long.

WEll everyone be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.
Working on balloon section of ciriculum. More boring than cleaning elephag with toothbrush. Need some jpop

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Not Coffee

I am not a fan of the Starbucks. IT is not because they are some evil corperation trying to take over the world. Granted I am not ruling that out. I had a cup of tea in one of their shops five years ago and it was not what I ordered. I wanted a cup of Earl Gray and it did not taste like it should.

When I told the person behind the counter that it was not earl gray they informed me that it was. They went on to suggest that maybe my palette was not refined enough to enjoy their special blend. Now I do not know if they had some special blend or what. Still Earl Gray has a certain taste and everyone should be in the ball park. Anyway, I have not bought anything in Starbucks since that day, until today. It is a rainy day in Pittsburgh and I am standing around waiting for someone. There is a Starbucks nearby. I figure I will go in and check my email and maybe the jpopasia.com. I figure I can get a hot chocolate. Well I am sitting here with my hot chocolate and it is bitter. I have added a jar of sugar to the thing and it is bearable. Still for three and half bucks I want wonderful and not bearable.

I can get two boxes of Swiss miss and be happier. I am debating if I should complain. I am sure if I do I will find out it is a special dark chocolate that is imported one ounce at a time on the back a specially trained sparrows.

Maybe I should just not go to Starbucks.

Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

I am a freak

I cannot find my keys half the time. Today I left the house once and had to return because I forgot the keys to the building that i was going to. Then I had to return because I forgot the lease for the new tenant to sign. Fortunatly I had been planning a stop so I had time to return to thr house twice.

Anyway I am sitting on the bus and someone is listening to the song Jesse's Girl without headphones. They were debating who was Jess's Girl. Right off the top of my head I told them that her name was Patty. They grumped at me because the song does not actually say that her name is Patty. Well I matched it on the youtube and there is a point where Jesse write who his girl is on a brick wall and she is inded Patty. I do not remeber the last time that I saw that video and somehoe I remember that.

I would go onto a quiz show and try and win some money. Sadly i am certain the catagory would be football and I would loose on a question like what is the home city of the Raiders. For some reason I think they are in Michgan but I am almost certain i am wrong. If I were on millionaire I would have to use my l lifeline on that question. I bet my brother knows what city the Raiders are in.

Well I am heading off to clown practice here eventually. So be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.
I wonder of i can use this phone to fins wifi???
Knitting on bus. Some guy keeps staring at me. He must be in love.

Monday, December 05, 2011

One of the yutes from my clwn troupe is texting from my phone You know who you are
I want to win Kevin Spacy short vid con. Sadly i have no good ideas

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Twitter, Vid Casts

I am at Tom's on the south side wondering about twitter. Well actually the place is now called Penny's. The name of the place has nothing to do with anything. Anyone from the area will know where I am talking about. And if you are not from the area you will not care about what I am talking about.

I have not figured out how people find out who to follow on the twitter. I figure that I could pick celebrities who interest me. Then I realised I do not really care what any famous people are doing. The only celebrity I am following if Neil Degrass Tyson. I think this of course make me a huge nerd. Well at least I am not following Willian Shatner. Oh and I am following John Cleese. Either way I hope they post funny stuff. Oh and I am going to follow Samuel L. Jackson just to see if he uses the f word on the twitter.

The next thing is the goal to have a lot of people following you? If it is I am up to three. I would tell you who the three of them are but they may not want the public know they are following some clown. If that is what you are supposed to do how are you supposed to get the people to follow you. Are you supposed to tell other people about the interesting people that you have found to follow?

On a side note. If you are reading this and you want me to ramble in shorter chunks of texts you can follow me on the twitter. I am Zeeppo on the twitter just like I am every where else.

I have to get one of those cords to get the pictures off my phone. Oh that reminds me. The Clown Brigade is thinking of starting up the vidcasts again. We would of course like to have the Yarn N'at vidcast going. That was a great and entertaining thing. Walt and I had a lot of fun doing that. We may have a couple of the young one from the Brigade as cohosts on that thing.

We also have to really rework Army Clowns. Being that we are no longer part of the The Salvation Army we should probably come up with a new name at least. We still have all the Salvo tradition just not the blue suits.

So if you have have any idea for the Title of a Clown Vidcast let me know. I would like to hear your ideas.

Well that is all i can ramble about. Keep your stick on the ice and be safe out there.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Follow me at zeeppo on the twitter gizmo