When the inevitable invasion from China finally occurs, it won't begin with a massive air, sea, and land assault. Oh, no. It will begin with a nationwide free all-you-can-eat Chinese Buffet. The onslaught will begin once we're all sawing logs at our desks. Seriously... what is it they put in that food. I haven't been this exhausted since... *yawn*... *smack*tttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt


A quick and dirty panorama of the smoke trail coming off of the 'Buck' fire

This is what you can get from just a little 150 acre salt cedar fire. My best guess is that it stretches roughly 50 miles, give or take a half-dozen. It's a quick and ugly panorama. Next time I'll have to remember to fix the light settings on the camera so it doesn't try to compensate.

There's nothing more frustrating than having to buy an interesting anime one disc at a time. Sure I could save my money for a few weeks then buy the boxed set, but where's the instant gratification in that? Combine that with the likelyhood that I'd try to watch the whole thing in one sitting and now I'm looking at a recipe for meltdown. I don't think I want a repeat of the 11 hour Evangelion marathon.

The need to get out of town is driving me batty, but considering that the better part of everywhere is closed due to fire concerns means putting 300 miles on the car just to get to open public land.

Oh, and if anyone has a lead on where I can buy both volumes of the Magical Project S soundtrack, you will make me a very happy geek. I would really rather not have to fly all the way to Japan and rummage through the used CD bargain-bin.