30.mar.2006 - I moved again. (Can you believe it?) Julie's folks graciously offered me the use of their guest house, which is ideal for my needs right now .. and much closer to the little guy, too (same city) .. only 10 minutes away, vs 30 minutes to Laguna .. a factor, since I do both the pick-ups & drop-offs (= 2 hours of driving each day).
The custody battle has decimated my finances. Anybody who has gone thru such a thing knows how expen$ive it can be. The legal fees have been staggering.
After church, Miss Julie drove her convertible bug cross town to her folk's place (my first time there). Our bikes spilled out the back seat, draped over the reclining convertible top. Sun shining. Warm day.
After changing out of our church duds, into bike-riding duds, we happened to meet a man at her folks place who had stopped by to handle some business for them.
The remainder of today's entry is continued in Ye Olde Rad Blog here:> Synchronicity, Serendipity & Seemingly Chance Encounters
21.mar.2006 - Transferred the longer entries found here to the blog .. (now that it's finally working again) .. to save space on the home page. Left only the first few paragraphs of each entry, so readers can decide whether they want to continuing reading.
In other news, saw Failure to Launch last night: romantic comedy starring Matthew McConnaughy and Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City). Caught it at the local theater here in Laguna.
20.mar.2006 - First day of spring today (for those of us who live in the Northern hemisphere), also known as the spring equinox, when hours of daylight = hours of darkness.
At precisely 1:26 PM (EST) the sun crosses the earth's equator, entering the Northern hemispere.
18.mar.2006 - Starting this month, I get the little guy (Rad Jr, 1 yr old) for 3 days/week .. one extra day each week. Even tho it's nowhere near half the time I want, it's still way more than what I had last year .. and (for some reason) feels like a *lot* more time than last month.
17.mar.2006 - Happy St. Patty's day. Erin go bragh and the luck of the Irish to you.
I called the Dog today to wish him a happy St. Patty's day (he's pure-bred Irish-Catholic). I happened to call while he was at the St. Patty's day parade in New York City, which has been going on every year since 1762.
15.mar.2006 - Beware the ides of March. Posted my first blog entry today since moving the site to a new host. Had one problem after another, but finally got Ye Olde Rad Blog working, so I can again create new entries.
I enjoy working thru problems. The most recent glitch - and final hurdle - was resolved by determining the site's full server path .. to the weblog directory and entering this data on MovableType's Core Setup configuration page (not in the MySQL database, as I'd previously planned).
14.mar.2006 - Having trouble last few days with pesky spammer spamming links to pr0n site at the forums.
13.mar.2006 - Tried to post a new blog entry today .. the *first* such post after moving the site to a new host (beginning of last month) .. but received the following error: mkdir /~radif2: Permission denied at lib/MT/FileMgr/Local.pm line 104.
Arrrgh! I use MovableType as my blogging software of choice. mkdir (I'm guessing) = make directory. The blog works fine for readers. I can also log into the blog's administrative interface, which is used to create new blog entries. And I can also SAVE DRAFTS fine.
10.mar.2006 - Have a special treat for you today (by popular demand): photos of the new squeeze. I agree it helps to have a picture in mind when you hear someone mentioned.
Three photos: julie_01 (40-KB) .. julie_02 (30-KB) .. and julie_03 (40-KB). Doesn't she look like a sweetheart? Told ya she doesn't look 37. The Dog thinks she looks 19. Super affectionate. Big heart. Very giving.
I mean, the blog itself always worked fine for readers (see here: Ye Olde Rad Blog), but I could not connect to the interface that allows me create new blog entries. (It's a CGI script .. refer to entry below for 24.feb for details).
07.mar.2006 - Received a note from Magoo today, regarding the status of his recent migration to the Linux operating system, which continues to be developed by thousands of gifted coders around the globe.
Most Linux-users dual-boot a copy of Linux while retaining their trusty copy of Windows on their PC .. whereas Magoo has gone solo-Linux, which makes his experience more interesting (and him very cool). His note is here:
04.mar.2006 - The front page of yesterday's USA Today featured an article on Laguna Beach, which describes how residents here feel the MTV reality show (Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County) is giving the town a bad name.
The paper's headlines read: The real Laguna Beach disdains its MTV image. In smaller print, the subtext reads: Locals say reality show "has hijacked our identity".
Free vino & hors d'oeuvres for those who get an early start .. and the art isn't bad, either.
01.mar.2006 - Rad tie-wearing day today. Say a Rad prayer for me. Think Rad thoughts. Think Rad dad, playing Rad dad.
On the ride home, Julie said (of the Dog), "You can tell he really loves you."