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Archive for April, 2014

mouse batteries low…

Posted by vlorbik on April 30, 2014

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…so this post will be short.

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mr. big pie, oh! (from ohio)

Posted by vlorbik on April 29, 2014

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mud, red, blue,
green, purple, yellow,

there is one ideal: mud.

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waiting for groceries

Posted by vlorbik on April 29, 2014

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i wanted to keep the countertop clear
between the stove and the dishes for
unloading groceries. so i washed as
many as you see washed here and quit.
and rendered some baconfat and heated
up some packet rice in it and melted
some butter and cut up some pepper and
some onion and sauteed ’em and fried
an egg and ate it and mixed the veggies
into the rice and eventually madeline
came home and i put away the groceries
and served her the stir-fry. the end.
(they lived happily ever after.)

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not since _4_strings_5_ways_…

Posted by vlorbik on April 27, 2014

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new audio track today: two pair.
i *didn’t* play it backwards
(despite the photo). i *made*
a recording with this tuning
and the guitar reversed (as
shown here; i’m right-handed)
but, surprise, it stank. so
i decided not to publish. the
dots are a good idea for be-
ginners: the red & green dots
show the same major scale on
two (different pairs of)
adjacent strings. i can use
these to “fake it” pretty well
even *with* the guitar upside-
-down (as long as i stick to
playing “improvisations on
the major scale”… a favorite
piece to be sure, but not
exactly calculated to wow ’em).

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one stack of paper yet to grade

Posted by vlorbik on April 25, 2014

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technical difficulties

Posted by vlorbik on April 25, 2014

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i’ve put away dishes this morning…
so the drying rack is empty (as you
can see). the rinsed-and-ready file
on the RHS (= “right-hand side”) of
the sink isn’t at all close to full,
so i won’t be running hot water before
breakfast. that four-slice toaster’s
a gem (one can serve two sandwiches
at once on very freshly toasted bread).
the enormous punchbowl recently held
corn chips (tostito’s original restaurant
style from the “party size” bag; the second
such bowlful from that bag, leaving enough
chips for one more suchlike serves-two
serving; last night’s batch we had with
sour cream and from-a-jar salsa [also
“tostito’s”). before that, chickenwing-&-
-baconbit salad (romaine hearts, half
a tomato, grated carrot, chopped celery,
grated swiss, bottled “garlic expressions”
dressing; serve with ritz crackers. watch
an ep of _columbo_. rub her feet.
[how to derive maximum enjoy-
ment from crackers.]

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yesterday’s news

Posted by vlorbik on April 23, 2014

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the afternoon’s first-of-the-day load
included most of the glass… including
the new mason jar (that recently arrived
here full of spaghetti sauce)… and got
the cleanest dishwater. the jar is at
the far right (in front of one of the
[three] plastic pitchers… there’s
usually at least one of these in the
refrigerator, as this shot from
about last week suggests). the photo
shows the evening light; the dishes
had been sitting there for a while
by then and were dry.

and then there’s the second-of-the-day
load from several hours later, photographed
mere minutes ago in the morning light.
remarkable for showing the makeshift
drying rack (with the silverware on
it in front of the faded-dayglo green
counter-cover) for, i think, the first
time here.

meanwhile, grading. farey sequences
should be taught in elementary school.


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come saturday morning

Posted by vlorbik on April 19, 2014

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we’ll be headed over to ron’s in
a couple of hours… it’s been a
while since we’ve seen him. with
madeline’s lemon squares in hand,
let me assure you. the powdered
sugar meets the tart fresh-lemon
tang just right. other than that,
plans on the day? not much, not
really. once or twice through
the stack of exams, i imagine…
with maybe some stall-for-time
*reading* in number theory (and
combinatorics) while the home-
work papers themselves wait.
some streaming TV-series eps more
or less of course. (columbo!)
some more guitar (i’ve put in
about half an hour already today)
most likely. about time i made
a recording, at that. and of
course, some *messing about in
the kitchen*…

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the livingston avenue review of t-shirts #3

Posted by vlorbik on April 19, 2014

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i claimed last week in the other blog
that i’d be going to SPACE: here’s proof
i kept my word. the t-shirt’ll never look
this good again of course. but me? just
like ol’ broadway joe, that’s me: getting
better looking every day.

i don’t know how much less i *weigh* than,
say, this time last year… but i know i’ve
punched yet *another* hole in this belt here:
a couple of inches on the waistline, easy.
all without going vegan or fasting or dieting
or *any* of that. yay, me. still way over-
weight. but going in the right direction.

anyhow, nix is ken eppstein’s line of
rock-n-roll-horror-western-kids comics,
straight outta columbus, ohio…
and, just like stan the man or some-
thing… though obviously on a much
smaller *scale*… ken gets lots of
cool stories and art from his “bullpen”,
usually several stories per ish.
i first spotted it in 2011.

it was great to see ken at the show and
pick up the new “book”. of course i got
all the OH, COMICS! i’d missed since the
last time i attended… bob corby’s annual
of ohio small-press comics. bob’s also
the guy who puts SPACE on every year:
a pillar of the community. yay, back
porch comics

i also picked up work by old favorites
john p., max ink, suzanne baumann,
michael neno, craig bogart, & larry blake,
and had at least a short conversation
with each. see the appropriate issues
of the ten page news and indy
for my reviews from long

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Enter title here (this space was not intentionally left blank)

Posted by vlorbik on April 18, 2014

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here’s a pleasant sight first thing
in the morning: done dishes. i made
this shot (on the first take as usual…
this is journalism not high art after
all) while my first hotwater of the day
was getting zapped (i’m halfway down
the cup now [generic instant coffee
with sugar & half-&-half]). slowly
coming to consciousness. next:
wander around the house collecting
clothes & whatnot and getting dressed
and loading up pockets & pack and
making vague plans about how to spend
the rest of the day. closest first:
what’s for the busride? the pack will
have to have some *crosswords*.
there’s a folder for that. i don’t
need the “artwork” stuff. maybe a
mathbook: bogart. sure, why not.

so on. but the darn thing’s turned to
*fiction* now, not journalism. none of
this stuff has *happened* yet. meanwhile.
Vlorbik Predicts: i won’t get to *putting
away* all this glass stuff until i get
*back* from the campus run (noonish).
maybe i’ll know something about stirling
numbers (of the second kind) by then.

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