Married, moved, and getting it together.

November, 2006: 26 posts.

Festum omnium sanctorum2006Nov01

The festival of All Saints, also sometimes known as All Hallows or Hallowmas (“hallows” meaning “saints,” and “mas” meaning “Mass“), is a feast celebrated in their honor. Halloween is the day proceeding it, and is so named because it is” The Eve of All Hallows”. All Saints is also a Christian formula invoking all the faithful saints and martyrs, known or unknown. The Western Christian holiday (called Festum omnium sanctorum in Latin) falls on November 1, followed by All Souls’ Day on November 2, and is a Holy Day of Obligation in the Latin Rite Roman Catholic Church, with a vigil and an octave. Among the Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Rite Catholics, All Saints follows the earlier tradition kept by the whole Church of keeping the feast on the first Sunday after Pentecost and as such marks the close of the Easter season.

More.

What if you have to un-override a native VBScript Function?2006Nov01

I know, why the heck would you have to do this? Well, here’s how you would do it:

< % Option Explicit ‘ This redefines the “left” function
‘ Yes, it’s hard to defend this kind of
‘ overriding of native VBScript functions
Function Left(mystring,mynumber)
Left = Right(mystring,mynumber)
End Function

Dim sc, cmd
‘ This code is the way to get to the “real” old version
set sc = CreateObject(“MSScriptControl.ScriptControl”)
‘ set the language
sc.Language = “VBScript”
‘ what command do you want to call?
cmd = “Left(“”hello””,1)”

Response.Write Eval(cmd)
Response.Write “,”
Response.Write Left(“hello”, 1)
Response.Write “,”
‘ here we call the one that produces the right result
Response.Write sc.Eval(cmd)
%>

Output:
o,o,h

affirmationOfTheDay2006Nov02

I trust that the universe is unfolding as it should.

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I voted.2006Nov07

Yes, I did. The End.

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Metroblog for Sale2006Nov17

Metro Blog for sale:  For Sale? SanDiegoBlog

The times, they are a- … well, you know the rest.

All blessings.

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Joe Cool2006Nov21

Joe Cool

I don’t really feel very cool today, but I caught a few minutes of the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Special last night, and, well, here he is. Or is that me?

I loved Snoopy when I was a kid. Viz: Snoopy the Red Baron, 1975Snoopy the Red Baron, 1975

My grandmother made clothes for my Snoopy. As a matter of fact, I think I still have the clothes she made for my Snoopy. He had a cape, and a Sailor’s hat. It’s in the garage where there are some artifacts from my boxed-up childhood.

I’m 36 years old. I still have affection for Snoopy. I find Charles Schulz to be a tragic figure though. Based on the interviews I read, he never fulfilled the ambitions of his life. Maybe I am misreading him — maybe he was self-critical, but despite having created the most popular comic strip of his age and becoming fabulously wealthy, he didn’t consider himself a “real artist” because his medium was not oil paint and canvas, it was bristol board and ink — and because his work was in the newspaper, not in a “real gallery.”

It makes me stop to consider my life. Will I consider it to have been worthwhile? I’ve been making changes toward what it is that I want, and it’s been a great transition. But a hard transition. Very damn hard. It’s hard to look yourself in the heart and figure out what’s there. But it’s infinitely rewarding too. It’s been a necessary process.

Yo kids, onward, as to war.

No, Galactus can eat me and my family.2006Nov21

“No, Galactus can eat me and my family. I do not want to save 32% per issue.”

Very very funny. See also: Galactus. Chick Tracts.

(Maybe you have to be familiar with the Marvel Universe and disturbing Christian fundamentalist comics to find it funny, though).

There are no grapes in grape-nuts.2006Nov21

Vintage Grape Nuts Flakes

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Ten Years of ArtLung on the Web2006Nov21

ArtLung: Digital Illustration and Design, Los Angeles, California

I’ve been doing this for a long time. This year marks my tenth year of having a personal website and being known as ArtLung. My earliest website, from my days on geocities, is archived at http://artlung.com/archive/1/

missewon goes to surgey2006Nov22

my friend missewon will have surgery today. please keep a good thought and/or prayer for her.

Guitar Man at Circle-K2006Nov22

Guitar Dude 3 @ Circle-K, 2005

July of 2005? I believe we were on a drive back from, or to, San Diego and we stopped at a Circle-K — I think it was in San Marcos. And this dude was minding the store, and practicing his shredding. (And yes, wikipedia has an entry for shredding).

Leah snapped these photos, though for the life of me I’m not sure she ever wrote about it. I think she was the one who asked him if it was okay to be photographed.

I’ve been cleaning house on my servers and found the photos, so there it is.

Update: she did post it.

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Thanksgiving2006Nov23

Dear Readers:

What are you doing reading me? Shouldn’t you be eating turkey or tofurkey?

Love,

Joe

p.s.: I am thankful too. There is so much to be thankful for. And Leah, me too.

In Hospital: MissEwon2006Nov23

Not something I expected for this week of Thanks:

Hey this is Erin calling from the hospital and I’m not sure if you all know but I do have cancer and I will be doing treatments eventually. We need to find out more about what that pathology is and, like, I don’t know what to expect. and it’s probably not going to come back until some time next week…

I’m prayin’ for ya gal. Rock on.

I Am Beautiful2006Nov24

My Eye

At least my eye is. Thanks for showing me this Leah.

Where you been?2006Nov25

I’m pretty sure this is where I been. I’ll defer to my family for fuller information. Also add The Philippines, England, France, and Italy. And Guam and Japan, though I was only in airports there, so it scarcely counts.

You have to know where you been to know where you’re going, right?

Today: boys have a playoff game for their team, and I intend to buy a bike. I been pricing them and I think I know which one I want.

Last night I saw “Stranger than Fiction” and was moved. Really beautiful movie.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

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