March 22nd, 2006

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Another unintentional nap, this one probably due to post traumatic exhaustion, and when I woke up my needle-jabbed jaw was barely movable. I've never had dental work leave me this sore before. I suppose I'll have to keep exercising the jaw to keep it loosened up.

I was never a fan of those sword-and-sandal movies which were a staple of the Italian movie industry in the 1950's and 1960's, though I saw a few of them on television.
Thus I knew nothing of Dan Vadis, an American actor who appeared in many of them. I might have seen him in one or another, but had no idea who he was. I also didn't know until tonight, when reading the message boards at, that he went to the same high school and intermediate school that I attended, though quite a few years earlier. I find it oddly amusing that one of the few people from my old neighborhood to become famous did so as a bit of celluloid beefcake.

Speaking my high school, it now has its own Wikipedia page, with a couple of decent photographs. I didn't much like high school, but I always liked that Depression Modern building.

Another discovery tonight: The Los Angeles Almanac, which certainly lives up to its calim of being "The most comprehensive Internet source for facts and statistics about Los Angeles County!" Naturally, I like their history section best.

Thanks, Internet, for providing distraction from the sore jaw.
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Made that classic American dish chow mien for dinner. Tasty, but surprisingly time consuming, what with all that chopping and sueying.

I've gotten all hyper this evening, and now have the attention span of a kitten. No idea what this portends, if anything.

Here's a guy who lives in Mexico City who posts some interesting pictures at Blogger. I find myself wishing I were sitting under that tree in the first picture (with an umbrella overhead so the pajaros couldn't crap on me, of course) drinking a cold, slightly skunky Bohemia.

Here's a Blogger blague that consists entirely of spam entries, with links to a poker web site. It will probably go away soon. Then we will have to look elsewhere for paragraphs such as this:
"Think! shoes coughed several schoolm'ams, each cough being louder than the clustring, and then, case-taking softly, paralysed about to nursin to the workshop when the smoake stirred and stropped in her sleep. We will wrest the dust-dogged features, misquoting the language to make it more easily street-brawl, but without shouldering the fundamental releasement. The remaining steamboat-passengers of his extemporise he personne at home, revolutionising the company of his friends, first-night's with those abroad, and encouraging senery in letters in every way."

Shower now, then outdoors for fresh air, which is warming again.