Welcome all, motorcycle riders or no, to the Midnight Ride. A motorcycle ride, rally, and–if you choose to contribute–fundraiser, all rolled into one.
The ride traditionally occurs Friday night, with the rally following up throughout the day on Saturday, the third weekend in August. This year, that means August 15th and 16th.
The Midnight Ride officially began in 1986 by the GoldWing Road Riders Assocation of Michigan, Chapter G in Grand Rapids. That’d be in the United States, for anyone who does a lot of international travel.
It started with 17 bikers who decided to make the trip from Grand Rapids to the Mackinack Bridge one night in August. That first year, the trip finished with 57 riders, and the number has grown over the years to several thousand participants. Continue reading
Quite literally. I dreamed this up, or parts of it, last night.
It’s not very story-ish, I’m afraid. I attempted to edit it into some semblance of coherence, but I didn’t make much of an attempt to plot it out (yet). Pretty much all I’ve got is what I’d typed up in that early-morning rush to remember details.
I guess that makes this somewhere between notes on that dream and a “stream of consciousness” variety of journal entry.
Anyway, features the Tenth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith as portrayed by David Tennant and Elizabeth Sladen.
Why them? And where are Rose and Mickey (and any of Ten’s other companions)? Who knows.
Not so much “headcanon” this time as it is a question to fellow Whovians.
Although the issue does come up in my fics, it’s something of a mentioned-in-passing, in a scene whose sole purpose is to tie my fics to the TV show and indicate when they take place in the Doctor’s timeline. And I’m curious what other people would make of the idea.
Anyway, we all know there’s certain types of locks that the Doctor’s sonic screwdriver won’t let him break. Continue reading
This is a test of the video embedding system. This is only a test… and whatever else follows.
Anyway, this post serves something like three purposes:
Try out the system for embedding YouTube videos onto WordPress posts
Find out for certain if ads from ad-enabled YouTube videos show up here (on account of advertising being verboten on here, I want to be sure whether or not I should turn those off on the YouTube account I get too far into the embedding idea)
And provided item number 2 is not a problem, the third purpose, given the particular video I’m testing with, is to find out if anyone’s had a technical problem similar to mine, and hope that someone will chime in with a solution.
First the video Continue reading
Also known as changing the subject without actually changing the subject.
Not too long ago, my mother and I were conversing about… various things.
Somewhere along the lines we got to talking about words that are considered offensive for one reason or another, in spite of them not actually meaning anything offensive (in which I frequently referred to things from my “profanity filter” post, particularly the weird quirk I encountered in one of the Dream Eaters from Kingdom Hearts). Continue reading
was my two front teeth, my two front teeth, yeah my two front teeth!
For Christmas 2013, I got:
a drawing set/box (I was really only interested in the box as a hard surface to draw on that also allows me to fit my pencils and such in… but the price was good and it included a bunch of pencils and such)
I have a silly question for any artists out there. What is “tortillon,” and why does a drawing set come with sandpaper sheets?
Spies of Warsaw DVD Continue reading
Warning, contains terms that some computers might flag as offensive.
Okay, there seems to be a bit of a problem with the English language…. and other languages, I’m sure.
“Queer” means odd.
“Gay” means happy.
“Prick” means what you do when you accidentally stab your finger with a needle or a pin or a pinecone or an especially sharp blade of grass. Continue reading
Also known as, keep dreaming.
What I want for Christmas…..
A winning lottery ticket. It doesn’t need to be one of those hundreds of millions of dollar jackpots… at this point, the “cash for life” $1 scratch-off ticket would do.
As long as I actually win the cash for life.
A good job. With health care et cetera as a benefit Continue reading
A Winner is Me!
But it’s not time for the happy dance yet. I still need to actually finish the thing, edit it, and turn it into something vaguely resembling a publishable book. Here’s hoping I’ll have all that done before the winner’s prizes expire; I want print copies of this one.
And get another job.
In other news, I got back into playing Skyrim for the purpose of gameplay videos… Continue reading
Somehow I forgot to update my word count via the official site. So Day 25′s progress, naturally, will show up on my widget as part of Day 26.
However, I did make some progress. I have, among other things, developed the demon summoner’s underwater lair a bit more, alluded to the disappearance of said summoner’s previous apprentice/slave… Continue reading