Monday, January 30, 2006

Recycled Suit

Not an empty suit

On February 4th, they're going to toss a spacesuit loaded with a radio transmitter out the airlock of the International Space Station to create a new satellite. [link]

It will float in space broadcasting a signal that ham radio operators will be able to receive with cute little surprise messages. Until its orbit decays in about six weeks and it burns up in the atmosphere.

Meanwhile underprivileged astronaut students can't afford their own spacesuits and there they are throwing them away up there so radio nerds can get their jollies. It makes me sad.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

2 Points to 5M

Our friend the 5M is not usually known for subtlety, but we have to credit her this week with drawing the Coyote out of his lair.

All she had to say was "Poets have also seemed particularly pretentious to me, so that I don't want to count myself among them..." [link] and our furry friend hopped out like one of those bunnies he always talks about with two comments that illustrated her point.

Another point to this Kyle fellow for his assist with the gratuitous slap at rhymers.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

3 Tips from Life Coach Jackie Black

Friends, I've been at a loss. What to say about that dastard R? With his wandering eye and unsupportive ways.

But today in my inbox, it's a new issue of Coaching Compass with these tips on love from Jackie Black. (Not to be confused with actor Jack Black.)

Here are 3 Simple and Loving Behaviors to remember and use:

  1. Listen with your heart.
  2. Tell your partner that he or she matters to you and that his or her feelings are important to you.
  3. Ask if there is anything you can do or say right now that would be helpful.

Believe that your presence and your caring go a long way to soothe hurt and upset hearts.

Take a deep breath. Remind yourself to stay in the moment with the feeling(s). Trust that the 3 Simple and Loving Behaviors are enough!

Did you get that, R? Are you paying attention? Smarten up!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Bad Doggy!

Don't leave your wallet out or it'll be anchovy pizzasNow, now, Coyote, there's poor Musie sleeping alone pining for companionship and you go suggesting that cats are better for eating.

Why just last week a cat named Tommy in Columbus, Ohio called 911 when his owner fell out of his wheelchair. [story]

On top of that, some of 5Ms old regulars had started to come back thinking the ESIs were all dead.

But why is 5M sleeping alone? Are she and R on a break over this business of him being aware of other women and having conversations with them? Or is she trying to reduce her dependency on the bloke?