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Blogus Interruptus…

Posted in Blog Announcements on April 14, 2014 by icn2

Jetting to Hawaii to attend my sister’s wedding. Short trip. No time to search for snorkels…just wedding bells. Blogging resumes Friday. Normally I’d say “Behave yourselves” but that doesn’t seem to be the problem these days given the drastic reduction in comments caused by…well…we know why…

Update: I am back but my internet modem is dead. Will take about a week to replace. So the blog will stay shuttered until its fixed barring some big news breaking

Blogus Interruptus

Posted in Blog Announcements on March 26, 2014 by icn2

My father passed away this morning so no blogging for a while…

Blogus Interruptus

Posted in Blog Announcements on February 20, 2014 by icn2

Heading down to LA for the weekend. Blogging resumes Sunday evening sometime…

Damage Update

Posted in Blog Announcements on July 22, 2013 by icn2

Just got back from getting a second opinion on what’s left of my body….

- Fractured Clavicle
- Separated Clavicle
- Slightly separated shoulder
- Broken ribs

8 weeks recovery time. Happy happy joy joy…

Blogus Interruptus

Posted in Blog Announcements on July 18, 2013 by icn2

Something has come up this week which is keeping me off the blog. Will hope to return soon…

Damage Report

Posted in Blog Announcements on July 2, 2013 by icn2

- Fractured clavicle (at the sternum…a rarer form of the fracture)
- bruised and/or fractured ribs on both the front and the back
- as yet unknown shoulder damage (we’re still dealing with just the clavicle…need a CT scan to ascertain whether it’s displaced and may require surgery and of course the insurance company is dragging its feet signing off on the CT scan)
- severely bruised or otherwise damaged right shoulder blade (how my bike jersey survived intact given the road rash I’m sporting is beyond me)

…basically my upper right side is a big mess…

Landing on the back of my skull has produced no damage. Given how thick it’s been speculated to be here on the blog that should be no surprise I guess. Right after the fall I did think to myself, “Wow I sure did hit my head hard…I wonder if I have a concussion?”…which was immediately followed by “You idiot, if you had a concussion the first thought in your head wouldn’t be ‘Do I have a concussion?’…it would be ‘duh…garble, garble, blah, blah, duh’”

I’m in a lot of pain. Sleeping is hard. Everything is hard. This sucks.

Blogus Interruptus

Posted in Blog Announcements on June 30, 2013 by icn2

Fractured clavicle. Arm in a sling. Typing one handed. No blogging for a while…

Blog Note

Posted in Blog Announcements on April 23, 2013 by icn2

Yesterday, I rejoined the ranks of full timed permanent employees, though I had been working full time on contract since last June. This will impact the blog to a limited extent. I’d already tailed off the dayside updates during the past 10 months I had been working, so this news doesn’t fundamentally alter anything but it does mean that this behavior will continue going forward. It’s more of a return to what the blog was like in 2008 after I brought it back from the dead. I’ll update during the day when I can if the news is big enough.

The other fallout from this is my globetrotting the past four years is mostly going into hibernation…which is unfortunate for Spudette since I’m supposed to be looking for her lost snorkel and mask. Maybe I can contract out for that?

Blogus Interruptus

Posted in Blog Announcements on March 18, 2013 by icn2

Blogging resumes Tuesday night…

Blogus Interruptus…

Posted in Blog Announcements on February 8, 2013 by icn2

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SFO-HNL-GUM-ROR

Incredibly long Snorkel backstory going back years can be found…oh wait…

There is no snorkel backstory this time because it’s not my snorkel that’s missing!

Last October I was vacationing on The Big Island with Spudette. The day before we were to leave (and the night of the Tsunami alert) Spudette and I were snorkeling at the Hapuna Prince Resort’s beach when a big wave came in and ripped her snorkel and mask off her head. Several hours of searching commenced and after much salt water and sunburn the search had turned up several pairs of sunglasses, one fin, a pair of goggles, and a different mask which also got ripped off in the surf and lost. But no snorkel and mask. The next day searching was not resumed because the beach was closed because of the Tsunami alert the night before. We headed home one snorkel and mask light…

Now, as my beleaguered readers who have had to put up with numerous inane stories can attest, I’m an old salt with lost snorkels. They don’t faze me now. But Spudette is fragile. She still bemoans the fact that she couldn’t go out and search again the next day.

As Spudette is currently landlocked and unable to travel and being the loyal significant other that I am, I will undertake my Spudette’s quest for her lost snorkel. But where to start looking?

It’s a big ocean. Lots of places to search. I gotta go with what I know so my search will commence in Palau. Yeah it’s probably not there. It’s probably still somewhere near the Big Island. But at least I’ll get in some killer diving which is something I haven’t done since The Maldives two years ago.

Voting Issue!

Blogging resumes February 22nd. Behave yourselves while I’m gone. And I’m ordering a cable news blackout while I’m gone. Palau has internet but it’s sloooooooooooooooooooow. Like 56K modem slow. I’ll be tweeting when I can but that’s it…

Reboot…

Posted in Blog Announcements on October 29, 2012 by icn2

Getting my bearings again after 11 days of running around two islands dealing with Mantas, volcanoes, Tsunami Alerts, and, naturally, lost snorkel gear. Only this time it wasn’t my snorkel that got claimed by Mother Ocean…it was Spudette’s. More on that in the months to come I’m sure…

Blogus Interruptus…

Posted in Blog Announcements on October 17, 2012 by icn2

No you don’t have double vision…
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Blogus Interruptus

Posted in Blog Announcements on August 30, 2012 by icn2

Blogging resumes Monday. Happy Labor Day Weekend…

Network Down…

Posted in Blog Announcements on August 19, 2012 by icn2

No what’s hot tonight. Looks like the router has gone south. Will have to pick up a new one tomorrow. Grrrrrrrr…

Update: Network is still flaky. Can’t tell if it was the router or the DSL modem. And the new router isn’t connecting properly with the modem so I’m back to the old router again until I can take another run at this tomorrow night. If I have an internet Tuesday morning and there’s something to blog about I’ll blog. Otherwise ICN is still down.

Blogus Interruptus…

Posted in Blog Announcements on July 26, 2012 by icn2

Two boxes of computer pars arrived yesterday from Newegg and you know what that means…it’s going to be a very busy next few days for me as I get my new system built and running properly. Blogging resumes Monday…if everything is working.

Blogus Interruptus…

Posted in Blog Announcements on June 29, 2012 by icn2

Blogging resumes Monday…

Blogus Disruptus…

Posted in Blog Announcements on June 12, 2012 by icn2

I’m overloaded. Can’t keep up. I couldn’t check the internet or email all day today and well into the evening. I was expecting blog turbulence but not this much blog turbulence. So I’m putting the blog mostly in park for the next couple of days until I can get a proper balance going. Hang in there. I will be back at this again soon.

Four Years is Long Enough…

Posted in Blog Announcements on May 30, 2012 by icn2

If I haven’t burned out your corneas by now, I’ll never get it done…
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Blogus Interruptus

Posted in Blog Announcements on May 18, 2012 by icn2

Blogging resumes Monday…

Blogus Interruptus…

Posted in Blog Announcements on April 30, 2012 by icn2

Flying to an undisclosed tropical location…unfortunately the same undisclosed tropical location as last year. This time, however, snorkels will be in jeopardy. Remember to kill each other behave yourselves in the comments while I’m away. Blogging resumes May 10th. Sooner if Keith Olbermann lands a new gig…

Note to Ariens: Sorry to dissapoint but you only get the latest chapter in the saga of Spud’s snorkel when it’s a dedicated dive trip…

Blogus Interruptus…

Posted in Blog Announcements on April 16, 2012 by icn2

Driving to Sacramento this afternoon for a tour of the NorCal TRACON facility tomorrow. If your flight arrives at the wrong northern California airport tomorrow morning, you can’t rule out the possibility that I had something to do with it. Blogging resumes Wednesday.

Blogus Interruptus

Posted in Blog Announcements on March 3, 2012 by icn2

Blogging resumes on Friday. Try to behave yourselves while I’m away looking up from the base of Half Dome wondering why I brought a snorkel with me…

Blogus Interruptus…

Posted in Blog Announcements on February 14, 2012 by icn2

Traveling. No snorkels will be involved during this procedure. Blogging resumes either late Thursday or Friday morning…

Free for All 01/10/12

Posted in Blog Announcements on January 10, 2012 by icn2

I’m having an internet disruption so blogging is curtailed until it gets resolved. So that’s what’s on my mind. What’s on yours?

Merry Christmas…

Posted in Blog Announcements on December 24, 2011 by icn2

ICN wishes you and your families a Merry Christmas. Bloggin resumes Monday with the What’s Hot/What’s Not 2011 spectacular. Which reminds me…I need to start writing that thing up as it takes forever…

Happy Thanksgiving…

Posted in Blog Announcements on November 24, 2011 by icn2

May your Turkey be dry, you pumpkin pie crust fall apart, your sweet potatoes be sour, your mash potatoes be clumpy, your in-laws and parents drive you insane, your kids finish the job if your in-laws and parents fail, and the cable news nets be asleep at the switch when some big breaking news shockingly breaks in what is a normal news day for the rest of the world…

…basically your typical Thanksgiving day…

Blogus Disruptus…

Posted in Blog Announcements on November 5, 2011 by icn2

If you haven’t seen my Twitter feed tonight, my DSL modem went south and I’m now waiting on a replacement from Verizon. It won’t get here before Tuesday night at the earliest. No way am I using my tablet to post blog stuff…it’s just too painful. So the blog will be hibernating until I’m back up again.

Update: The blog may not be back up until Friday…

East Coast Earthquake Thread

Posted in Blog Announcements on August 23, 2011 by icn2

Post your comments here…

Murdochs Testify Before Parliament: Your Reactions

Posted in Blog Announcements on July 19, 2011 by icn2

Post your reactions to the coverage thereof here…

Blogus Interruptus…

Posted in Blog Announcements on July 3, 2011 by icn2

Blogging resumes Tuesday afternoon. Happy 4th of July. Don’t blow yourselves up…

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