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The Adult Space Child Free Podcast



The (temporarily roughly bimonthly) show is all about childfree news and social issues, as well as defending Adult Spaces from improperly socialized kids, parents, and Disneyfication. Also a glimpse into Chris\'s childfree life, currently somewhat curtail



Published: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 23:28:26 +0000

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Skepchicks, I lurve ya’s for telling it like it is.

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 23:28:26 +0000

Skepticism extends beyond used cars, religion, and diet fads. It is, essentially, having an active BS meter armed with accurate-as-we-can-manage knowledge about the world we live in, and giving a second look at everything, including our own cultural assumptions. The Skepchicks just posted an article about several of the things that make me not want to [...]



Feed shift to new website

Wed, 27 May 2009 20:11:21 +0000

Due to some unexpected alterations and with the generous help of Chris Lester, author podcaster of the Metamor City podcast fiction yumminess, I’m rebooting the podcast over to the much simpler to remember URL: http://gettingby.net/podcast and forwarding the old feed to this page through iTunes. I say I’m doing this with the definition of [...]



Another interview, on another feed, on another topic…

Wed, 20 May 2009 21:36:00 +0000

If you head over to the Steampod podcast, I just intervied Gail Carriger, a childfree author whose first steampunk novel comes out this fall. There’s an on-page player and a download link. I can’t wait for her book to come out. Gah! Gah, I say again! The next episode of TASCF will [...]



Non-post for file transfer…

Sat, 16 May 2009 18:15:54 +0000

This is not the TASCF blog entry you’re looking for. Move along. New episode next week. When this material is aired properly, I’ll tell all of you and provide linkage to that show. Chris M: Here are the files and show notes more directly. Show notes: The first 1 ½ minutes of [...]


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TASCF-Ep067_GbyeFarpointMediaFamily

Tue, 12 May 2009 01:59:44 +0000

TASCF is leaving Farpoint Media, so enjoy the closing tag music, because the message will change. No podosphere drama, and I’m welcome back. Explanation in the audio. The feed may be altered, particularly if you’re using a phone to download your mp3s. iTunes SHOULD be ok. Here’s hoping. Docs… allergy/ear not [...]


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Trade list April 2009

Thu, 30 Apr 2009 19:41:30 +0000

Yes, we’re all a little broke or at least cagey with our spending these days. That doesn’t mean we’re resourceless! I have a long list of items to trade for another long list of items I want below. I’d like to trade for roughly equal values, but I’m open to stretching the [...]



TASCF-066_ForGaryandSheli

Fri, 24 Apr 2009 22:26:22 +0000

This episode got posted thanks to Gary and Sheli. Thanks for listening, and thanks even more for nagging me as requested! I need that sometimes. Contraceptive News this week! Happy Things: GPS for trail via REI member dividend. Geocaching, thanks to listeners who sent info and advice. We’ll be using geocaching as a [...]


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TASCF-065-5_NotDeadNews

Mon, 13 Apr 2009 21:26:36 +0000

Nope, I’m baa-aack! Read previous blog posts for details. This is a feed test as much as an “I’m not dead” post. Resubscribing may be necessary in the near future. Check this page for whether that’s happening and other details. Happy Things: free tools, ferrets and finishing crafts (pics on my flickr), and the [...]


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Voice back, now for the energy level…

Sun, 05 Apr 2009 04:46:34 +0000

Tree pollen season has ebbed enough to allow me to speak again. Unfortunately, that took a whole week, and this week I’ve been crashing around 2pm each day. I’m not entirely sure if I’m fighting off some lowgrade something or if I’m backsliding after the first stressor after the antivirals have well and [...]



Ye gads, I’ve been taken out by a tree!

Sun, 22 Mar 2009 02:09:05 +0000

To be more specific, no episode is going out this weekend because tree pollen counts have risen beyond my allergy medications’ abilities to cope. I have gone froggy-throated from drainage (TMI?), with a high chance of voicelessness by tomorrow. If I still can’t talk by Tuesday, I’ll put out the prerecorded PSA. [...]



For new listeners, the “best of” lists

Mon, 09 Mar 2009 19:40:19 +0000

Particularly for new listeners who want to hopscotch through the archives to get a feel for the show, I have selected 5 episodes from each year that seemed of most enduring interest. The links go to the permanent pages of the episodes, which have the download and player buttons for the mp3. Year 1, March [...]



TASCF-065:3 years of TASCF, Juanzetta Flowers interview

Fri, 06 Mar 2009 01:26:27 +0000

3 year anniversary! My “Best of” Lists will be blogged next week, next podcast in 2 weeks. This episode’s interview is with Juanzetta, whom I know through Ginger Campbell of the Brain Science and the Books and Ideas podcasts. http://www.docartemis.com/docartemis2007/ Reading short stories again, James Tiptree, Jr. collection. Happy Things: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyuqtOuljSw&eurl=http://lj-toys.com/?journalid=611708&moduleid=31&preview=&auth_token=sessionless:1235534400:embedcontentiurl=http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/XyuqtOuljSw/hqdefault.jpg Oktapodi animation on [...]


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Stitches West notes from 2009

Sat, 28 Feb 2009 22:27:58 +0000

For future reference of myself and other yarn enthusiasts, here are my notes from Stitches West 2009, while my head can still remember the context of all my scribbles, etc. Patterns: White Lies Designs (.com) “Celebrating Shapely Women” had some really lovely tops/cami’s. Sadly, I am more on the lithe than the shapely side by [...]



TASCF-Ep064_FebruaryCatchup

Wed, 25 Feb 2009 04:39:51 +0000

Childfre web stuff: http://twitter.com/ChildfreeOnline a reason a day, tweeted straight to you. Some fun, some serious. Fun essay from a mid-30s female: http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/personal/02/04/biological.clock.broken/index.html By Colleen Kane 2 articles from the journal Conception. The instructions need improvement, and women vary in ovulation timing. The Lucrezia costume sold, and I have an extensive wanna-trade? list up with lots of photos [...]


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February 2009 trade list

Mon, 16 Feb 2009 20:27:06 +0000

Yes, we’re all a little broke or at least cagey with our spending these days. That doesn’t mean we’re resourceless! I have a long list of items to trade for another long list of items I want below. I’d like to trade for roughly equal values, but I’m open to stretching the [...]



Yay! I’m finally better!

Sun, 15 Feb 2009 00:17:09 +0000

That just dragged on for way too long. OK, now to work on podcasting, now that I sound normal again. Expect a post with pics of knitted things, shiny things, and a big trade have/seeking list with photo links in a few days. I know we’re all short on cash, but perhaps the stuff [...]



Ugh. Nyquil level sick.

Fri, 06 Feb 2009 20:41:41 +0000

The podcast will not be going out late this week, but rather, early next week. I feel wretched when I am awake. Nyquil tends to fix the awake part. Back soon, CF



TASCF-063-Hello 2009!

Thu, 22 Jan 2009 19:54:33 +0000

3 news items: 1. Bowling Green Group now meeting, 2. http://iheartguts.com/recall/index.htm the Uterus recall (hee!) 3. http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/2009/01/17/ooopsshe-did-it-again-anticontraception-nurse-take-womens-wombs-her-own-hands It has reached a point where it almost makes sense to ask each health care provider what their definition of abortion is before you let them treat you….. Those of you using IUDs and other device-based birth control, be careful and attentive to [...]


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Lucrezia Heterodyne costume for sale

Fri, 16 Jan 2009 20:35:57 +0000

Lucrezia Heterodyne costume for sale by broke GBACG member (as posted to the GBACG) This costume was worn to Costume Con 26 in San Jose, but now I need to raise money for 2009 gifting craft supplies. I hope another fan can use it for the upcoming PEERS Girl Genius dance in April, Wondercon and [...]



My iRiver is dead. All hail the iRiver.

Fri, 09 Jan 2009 19:52:39 +0000

The warning signs didn’t lie. Poor ol’ thing’s HD doesn’t even hum a bit when trying to power up. *sniff* It was a lovely lil box while it lasted. I had just recorded 2 things for other folks and transferred them to my PC, so you may hear my voice elsewhere [...]



Episode 62- Schnappy Holly Daze

Thu, 18 Dec 2008 06:35:31 +0000

Episode 62- Schnappy Holly Daze Lots o’stuff happening around Casa Fixed Kitty. I briefly outline the bad, the good, and the hectic. Links mentioned in this episode: Brilliant Gameologists podcast: http://brilliantgameologists.com My Etsy store of sparkly crafts needing a new home: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5744719 My Amazon wishlist (cuz you all feel compelled to send me prezzies. Heh!): [...]


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I can haz Etsy!

Sun, 14 Dec 2008 19:08:56 +0000

I’m still loading stuff into the store, but I thought I’d share now. Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmadechrisfixedkitty.etsy.com Yes, expect an episode later this week. No, I guess I don’t get to go to DragonCon this year after all. I’ll tell you in the podcast later this week. CF out.



Backpack kitty photo

Wed, 03 Dec 2008 21:05:13 +0000

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisfixedkitty/ has the backpack kitty photo referenced in the previous show. Yeah, you know I’m behind on all things 2.0. Photos of my jewelry, etc. coming soon! CF



TASCF-061 Thanksgiving 2008

Thu, 27 Nov 2008 01:22:52 +0000

Kim of the Geek Pantheon and much other goodness after my own heart: http://geekpantheon.com Snopes link about ICE phone entries: http://www.snopes.com/crime/prevent/icephone.asp Thanks to Gary from Jacksonville for compliments. Again, if you are dissatisfied w audio on interviews and can tell me how to better even them out in Audacity, please do! Link to F&W Short rib [...]


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Why I’m not Magpie-ing my Twitterstream

Wed, 26 Nov 2008 19:21:46 +0000

Last night, my husband gave me the one good argument for not doing magpie on my tweet stream that might exist. Some of the people following my tweetstream are those of whom I am a fan, and I probably derive more joy from their slight electronic presence in my life than I would from the [...]



CF cartoon today!

Mon, 17 Nov 2008 20:11:36 +0000

http://www.thedevilspanties.com/ for Nov. 17. We’ve all had this moment. CF



TASCF-60 Ginger Campbell, MD of the Brain Science Podcast

Fri, 14 Nov 2008 01:04:37 +0000

Promo by John Cmar: http://www.saintnickanuck.com/ Chris update: 11 hours of sleep/night = the goodness. I’m up to reading comic books and manga, but a recent book reading attempt just left me struggling and not enjoying it. Less than 10h still not leaves me less functional than that and headachy all day. I caught [...]


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TASCF-059 DCon catchup

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 00:27:26 +0000

Intro by Jack Hosley of Wander Radio DragonCon recollections and references to Mur Lafferty , Astronomy Cast, Dr. Pamela Gaye, The Year of Astronomy, James Randi, and you can look down a few entries to see the links to the DragonCon pictures. Happy Stuff: Samurai Jack, Will You Still Love Me if I Wet the Bed? by [...]


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The cobbler’s children have no shoes.

Sun, 12 Oct 2008 22:54:12 +0000

Despite best intentions, I’m not getting the next epi out before I lose my home internet connection on Tuesday. I have bits for other people who do have regular schedules coming due, and that takes less time, which I do have. Thanks to Nitrolad for help with one of those bits! Also, [...]



I quit my job today

Wed, 01 Oct 2008 03:21:30 +0000

My last day is October 15. Everyone was very nice about it. It feels entirely odd; I’ve never quit a job without having already lined up my next job or school or a massive move. It’s the health thing. I’ve now been fighting this thing for 20 months. The medical leave taught [...]



DragonCon pics from other peoples’ Flickrs

Mon, 29 Sep 2008 14:37:38 +0000

I think I earned the name “Steampunk Ambassador” for all the times I explained “about all the goggles this year” to people. Here are the photos of my costume’s final version from other people’s Flickr sets. If you know of/took other photos of my costume, please send me a link! [...]



State of the Chris

Tue, 23 Sep 2008 04:44:53 +0000

Audio blog, totally unedited. Here’s what’s up. Costume pics and next podcast episode next week. CF


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Steampunk Catwoman trial run pics

Wed, 27 Aug 2008 02:25:13 +0000

Here are some pictures of this year’s DragonCon costume. Per the experienced costumer’s tradition, I always test the whole ensemble before the event. In this case, I discovered 2 breakages which were easy to remedy at home but would have been difficult in Atlanta. League of Justice-Minded Citizenry, beware! The promenade also displays less lofty [...]



Finding feed gremlin… twitter posts?

Fri, 22 Aug 2008 17:01:20 +0000

So a few of you have mentioned that episodes keep redownloading daily in your podcatchers. Juice and Feedburner and Google toolbars seem to be affected. This should be the last post in the twittering category, as I have turned off the daily tweet digest on the blog. If the redownloading continues past tomorrow, [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-08-21

Fri, 22 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Endocrinologist nice, 1 lab in the morning, but not expecting a real lead from it. She was so sorry+concerned 4me I started nearly-crying. # @mightymur Damned skippy, be proud of that! Very “RRarrr!” kinda gal you’re raising. Keep it up! # Bat SPOILER question: was I the only person who was sure that each ferry was given [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-08-20

Thu, 21 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Step one in trimming a hat: Get cats out of room. Step 2: get box of feathers off highest shelf…. # Henry off to taiko. Time for file transfers, backups, and oh yeah, finishing my costume for next week… I really should finish up… # @Gutshot The mind boggles, sir. Is the freezer running? [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-08-19

Wed, 20 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Good day!Overdid walking around Union Square wBrian, but worth it.Met interesting group on train.Watched CodeE episodes on uTube.Sleep now. # @jrblackwell I would charge, because they are my product. Also, photos can’t promote the photographer’s other work in that context. Ask’em. # QOTD: “Be your acts legal or illegal, nosy neighbors are noxious.” -Jubal Harshaw in Heinlein’s [...]



TASCF-Ep058-MinxPolyamoryWeekly

Tue, 19 Aug 2008 19:58:45 +0000

No, I haven’t podfaded. Check the “blogging” entries (link on the right sidebar) for the explanation. Note: while this podcast always has an “explicit” rating, this Adult Space discussion is not entirely safe for work in most cube-type places. http://dragoncontv.com/ really fun video shorts- Brian, thanks for the intro! http://www.idoNOTwantkids.com a free kidfree dating site Peter from Belgium [...]


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Chris’s Twittering on 2008-08-18

Tue, 19 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Hello, week! I met your cousin last week, and he told me all your tricks. So don’t even bother trying anything. # QOTD: “My geometry teacher’s dead. They’ve still got someone subbing for him in case he comes back.” - Jeremy Hughes # Cleaning minions running, breakfast toasting, and I’m nearly off to meet @WhattheCast in SF, [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-08-17

Mon, 18 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

QOTD:”No intelligent man has any respect for an unjust law.Nor does he feel guilt over breaking it. He simply follows the 11th Commandment.” # -Robert A. Heinlein, “To Sail Beyond the Sunset” # Congrats to all PPA winners! Off to FM w H. I want the anime series Code E to get a US license+release, dammit. [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-08-16

Sun, 17 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Hoping H will say those magic words tonight: “It’s Friday, let’s go out.” # Everybody on No-NME-4Us con, it’s time to gather at the bar!!! # Awake. Preparing to go see Batman. Yes, I am last to see it. Also Anime club tonight which means new manga4Chris! # QOTD: “Every culture gets the magic it deserves.” -Dudley Young’s [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-08-15

Sat, 16 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

@comics_grrl I’d say Buckaroo and Perry should meet, but distance+territoriality… besides, foolishness expands logarithmically. # @susanz I can’t wait to see it! Skirt became more fun+complicated, mask to go in final materials. LEGO Bats trailer inspiring me now. Squee! # @SFEley Good luck on the interview! # There’s a Dunkin Donuts within a few blocks of DragonCon. [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-08-14

Fri, 15 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

@Cheyennewright Hrmmm,,, an Arcane Times Podcast? # Hrm, residents aren’t supposed to make noise during quiet hours, but the gardeners can run loud power tools before 9am. Grrrr…. # QOTD: “Beach smells? Don’t poke among the pebbles.” -Sappho # No-NME-4Us con, opening panels: Slippers v sockfeet? Is stopping 4 junk food on way home from the store [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-08-13

Thu, 14 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Oh, and jury duty letter today, too! Now totally demotivated for podcast editing tonight. I want a hug. And chocolate mousse. And a nap. # And an airship– with a personal masseuse– and a giant fresnel lens apparatus with which to Make THEM PAY!!! But I’ll settle for the nap. # @WhatTheCast Certainly not, sir! I [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-08-12

Wed, 13 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

@cunningminx I just heard “and now a message from Chris Fisher” while listening to podcast PW#157 with H. Yes, I am behind on everything. # Woken by thumpy-thumpy bass, I managed to bang on floor with tennis racket with opening my eyes. This is not a skill I wanted to develop. # @cunningminx Yeah. The pause was [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-08-11

Tue, 12 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Good morning, week. You and me, we’re gonna be BEST friends. # QOTD: “When somebody tries to tell me what to call myself in all uses just because they come to some decision at a cocktail party… # … to which I wasn’t even invited, my mama raised me to tell them to kiss my a**.” [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-08-10

Mon, 11 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

QOTD: “Every turkey has its THanksgiving, man/” _ Jumper, a 16 year old urban nomad. Me: Awake, fever, dizzy. # Powered by Twitter Tools.



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-08-09

Sun, 10 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Not all errands accomplished. Head swimming and chills and general wanna cryness. Collapse time, I’m thinking. # Awake after <4 hours sleep… sinuses suck. Going back to bed in ~2 hours, I think. This is not helping me normalize my sleep schedule. # QOTD: “Stand on a chair to read+if u fall asleep, u get hurt. [...]



Review of the fatigue specialist visit

Sat, 09 Aug 2008 17:17:41 +0000

(cross-posted from my LJ, but I thought people here might want to know) And yes, the next podcast is coming out soon, just as soon as I’m done with this lovely bug my husband brought home… So, the CFS specialist I saw in LA about 2 weeks back… This was a mixed bag. If you [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-08-08

Sat, 09 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

@evo_terra When/Where is the P&P party this year? # @cunningminx The heartbreaking thing is the amount of litter in the theater at the end. I recommend not looking down as you leave. # QOTD: “The pH of women’s sweat is similar to that of pure water, while men’s is akin to acid rain.” - Redbook # @LTCiaccio Ennnnvyyyyy….. [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-08-07

Fri, 08 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Succumbing further as Henry mends.Feeling surlier as more wretchedness sets in. Even chocolate sounds awful right now. Nearly out of Nyquil. # I just woke up at bedtime. This is not so good. Everyone with me luck with tomorrow– test results time! # Call w specialist: Labs show thryoid+adrenal low-level dysfx, exposure to EBV, HHV6, mycoplasma. [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-08-06

Thu, 07 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Awake again. String of fire will not dislodge from throat. @jasohill, is this the spore of the legend of Mothra? # Awake. Day 3 of Couples Sickness week begins. We’re on our 4th frozen can of juice and have polished off the soup I made before I succumbed. # QOTD: “Until u ask an impertinent question of [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-08-05

Wed, 06 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

@comics_grrl I feel the same way… I’ve been thinking about taking up drinking; this clinches it! # @PodCulture *soothing back-patting* I’m so sorry. That really sucks. Anything we can help with? # @PodCulture Part of it must be the rush factor- everyone updating at once. New product to this market… yeesh. # I have one unopened butter-made [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-08-04

Tue, 05 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

@cthulhim Oh, then just scrape most of them off. Easy. Leave a few for PT’s enjoyment if you want, but prevent the pop. explosion. # Chicken marsala delayed yet again by sick Mr. Kitty’s need for chicken soup and by my laundry. Now I’m tired out. Just one of those days. # @scifirantergirl Congrats! *empathetic dancing* # Rngh. [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-08-03

Mon, 04 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Corn chip crunching is considerably louder and more wakefulness-inducing than Cheerios crunching. Grrrngh. # @Nobilis @mightymur Techically and historically, yes. # @Sc00ter I think @BadAstronomer’s many followers overwhlemed their live feed capacity. Re: the rocket, I dunno. I’m a biologist, not a… # Shambling to the Farmer’s Market to find fresh citrus and soup makings for my sick [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-08-02

Sun, 03 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

H +I just completed Indy movie 1 Legostyle in Story mode. Looking forward to having Short Round for Free Play, still haven’t seen a parcel. # @cthulhim @mightymur What’s this tank ecosystem: snails, bettas, what else? Cos snail eggs=chow for lotsa things, just like baby seaturtles. # Woke up from dream of being late, then falling asleep [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-08-01

Sat, 02 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Awake. Time for cleaning +baking day! Yesterday I determined that I can fit D*C packing into 1 suitcase+backpack, provided I wear 1 skirt. # @PodCulture I plan to be costumed except for flying days. Catwoman, Agatha, and my 20s dress 4 dressy events. Multiple chemises/day 4 heat. # Granted, those chemises are made from geekshirts that have [...]



Why TASCF has been silent.

Fri, 01 Aug 2008 21:21:28 +0000

agh, what a month (reposted from my LJ: ChrisFixedKitty) I’m going to save the LA CFS specialist report for after the phone followup next week. Might as well do it all in one piece then. That visit used up the first week of my medical leave in the doing of it and the recovering [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-31

Fri, 01 Aug 2008 03:59:59 +0000

@mightymur Conpurplations! # I admit, I stopped watching the Food Channel years ago. Has it really gotten that bad? Smackers? How, with all the good food in the world? # nrnnngh. Small fuzzies have awoken the terror that is Chris against her will. As punishment, the vacuum will run later today. Then I nap. # @mightymur http://www.piecouncil.org/pie_champs.htm [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-30

Thu, 31 Jul 2008 03:59:59 +0000

I just found my Vote Saxon button from Costume Con. It was hiding in my goggles’ case. Now back to your scheduled… # Awake, alert, and stretched. Now it’s time to reinstall lost programs and organize the linen closet to reduce the “sheetslide” hazard. # iTunes will not let me redownload Dr. Horrible. Silly me, [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-29

Wed, 30 Jul 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Yay! My computer is back! Boo! All podcasts, costume files and photos,programs (Audacity, Levelator)are gone. Now repopulating iTunes subs. # @PodCulture Thanks, but not really. Luckily, I had saved the podcast I’m currently putting together onto CD for my trip, so that’s not lost. # Powered by Twitter Tools.



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-25

Sat, 26 Jul 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Ack, PC broke/Windows glitchy. On H’s laptop now, but inconvenient. I’ll be offline for a few days getting this all sorted out. sniffle. # Powered by Twitter Tools.



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-24

Fri, 25 Jul 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Anyone playing LEGO Indy: As Indy, use the whip on any female lead character. The result is adorable. Think end of 2nd movie. # Powered by Twitter Tools.



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-23

Thu, 24 Jul 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Footware for D*C complete. Skirt pockets+hem, mask to go. Beware, League of Justice-Minded Citizenry, comfortable elitist do-gooders! # Footwear. Geez, I really can’t type today, can I? # Time to tell primary doc about half-doc-half-duck and ask her to complete a form for my workplace. Expecting this to go not entirely well. # @jasohill Take care of [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-22

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Why is it so hilarious to me to say “Is that too heavy for you, dear?” while playing Lego Indiana Jones? # Awake, aware, almost alert. Time for stuff to get done, a bathroom to be cleaned, and anime to be played in the background. # http://www.podcastpeers.org/podcasters.html Where is this enter button? grr. # Blake’s brand chicken pot [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-21

Tue, 22 Jul 2008 03:59:59 +0000

The first morning of Operation Megarest was ambushed by dreaming kitty kicking me in the head. Napping expected later. # @tadamec What’s with the German language spam that I keep getting? I think it’s the same bots. # Started playing Lego Indiana Jones with Henry last night. It looks like minor tweaks to the SWLego engine [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-20

Mon, 21 Jul 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Awake. Wonderful husband has obtained tomatoes at Farmer’s market while I slept. Now we’re off to see Hellboy2, then cook. Life can be good. # Powered by Twitter Tools.



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-19

Sun, 20 Jul 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Ugh. 13 hour crash post-drive was not enough. CFS specialist was bewildering blend of scientific approach, quackery-BS, and phlebotomy. # Planned to finish next TASCF at hotel, but laptop’s audio went nonfunctional. At least had dinner with friend. # @WNDRWolf Files firmly in hiding. Again, laptop… I’ll record the lines again and send them Monday. Now, aren’t [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-17

Fri, 18 Jul 2008 03:59:59 +0000

@planetx Happy Birthday! @MWSMedia 5 sounds very likely. OK, now to load car, gas up, and hit Hwy 5. Report on Saturday. # Powered by Twitter Tools.



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-16

Thu, 17 Jul 2008 03:59:59 +0000

My 6 weeks of rest started at 4:40 today. Let the napping begin! # @PhilippaJane I cannot wrap my brain around the last 3 words of that tweet. # Today: finish car repairs and find new dentist. Then pack for drive down to LA for specialist. Also nap. Also supervise laundry minion. # Does anyone else think [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-15

Wed, 16 Jul 2008 03:59:59 +0000

This morning I had 4 days’ worth of work to do in the last 2 days. This evening, I have it down to 2.5 days’s worth to do on the last day. # Happy birthday, @MWSmedia and many happy returns… to the top 100 list on Amazon! # Making strawberry ice cream, to be followed [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-14

Tue, 15 Jul 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Awake again. Time for dinner. Then fun style guide comparison and perhaps Hogfather. # @PhilippaJane It is for this reason that the AMA Manual of Style “discourages” the use of the word “billion” in medical literature. # @mightymur I was just considering the same confounding questions, only WRT the next 2 weeks. Good luck! # OK, week. [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-13

Mon, 14 Jul 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Awake. Brave Men Run ordered, temporarily out/backordered already! Obviously, I reserved a backordered copy. http://www.mattselznick.com/ # @mwsmedia Congratulations!! You’re sold out already, backorder only!!! Yay!! (yes, I have backorder-reserved my copy) # Face wet w/tears, I turned away from the end of the WALLE credits and saw a theatre floor littered w/cups and trays. We r [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-12

Sun, 13 Jul 2008 03:59:59 +0000

My neighbors are clearly going for a new volume record for sex. What does it say about me that I want to loudly “Oh-Oh-Oh”+break into yodel? # Y’know, get a little neighborly dialog going. # @CASizemore Thank you, sir. I think they wore themselves out/were doing some kind of tantra-workshop-exhibitionism exercises. Sleepytime. # Just stopped crying [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-11

Sat, 12 Jul 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Today’s work lunch went well enough. 2 work days to go, 4 work days of work to complete first… but not until Monday! Weekend time! # Cogshire, Pneumatic City, Copperopolis (real ex-mining city), Aetherville, Automata County, Shankshire… pls check your Direct Msgs, sir. # Good luck, everyone in line at Apple stores! Today for me: car tuneup [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-10

Fri, 11 Jul 2008 03:59:59 +0000

@tadamec I love my Sigma EX 55mm 1:2.8 DG Macro D. It’s my favorite lens out of the 5 in my bag. # @WNDRWolf I understand and second Pgholyfield’s comment. Still sucks. Good luck. # Tomorrow my work team is using my impending absence as excuse 4 lunch out on the company. I was [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-09

Thu, 10 Jul 2008 03:59:59 +0000

@HoboZero Hugs, man. But careful, not very squeezy, ginger hugs. Good luck. # @Cmaaarrr and @HoboZero Sometimes the answer is Chlamydia, after all. # @peterjohnr Chess the Musical: Strategy in the Round! Um, madness. Possibly clever madness, but I’m going with the mad here. # Today’s coworker notification went smoothly. Henry is off to [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-08

Wed, 09 Jul 2008 03:59:59 +0000

@mightymur I wear a pith helmet when I tackle scrubbing the bathroom floor. Go for the goggles. # @jasohill Motivate! Motivate! Motivate! OK… Iced caffeinated beverage! Iced caffeinated beverage! Um, do as I cheer, not as I do. # Tomorrow I email coworkers about 6-week medical leave. Any advice? Most have [...]



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-07

Tue, 08 Jul 2008 03:59:59 +0000

Another week begins. I expect it to be better than the last one and simultaneously have faith in Murphy to surprise me, just like always. # @redlog Scott, welcome to Twitter! # Powered by Twitter Tools.



Chris’s Twittering on 2008-07-06

Mon, 07 Jul 2008 03:59:59 +0000

@mightymur Probably on NPR and major TV channels. Heh. Typo: RV channels. Maybe not there. # Good morn.. er, afternoon, world. Good afternoon, sun. No, just doesn’t have the ring to it. Oh, well. Lunchtime! # @Cheyennewright steampod? Synopsis? # @Cmaaarrr Heh heh. In happier news: Lego Indiana Jones game. The website nods to [...]



Tweeting mad, I tell you!

Sun, 06 Jul 2008 23:56:46 +0000

While I keep up with my tribe in a non-cheery-voice-required way, I’d like to share the conversation with you guys. I’m ChrisFixedKitty on twitter and LiveJournal, so say hi! Yes, this is a test of the Twitter tools plugin for WordPress. CF



Bravewolf, you got it!

Sun, 06 Jul 2008 22:09:08 +0000

As the only response, you get your way! I’ll try some carcasting to get the intro done. I’ve been sleeping 12 hours/night plus naps this weekend, so the usual Fixed Kitty cheer is finally back! I am not currently sounding like a Zombinc. employee! (Mur L has a rockin new [...]



Slight delays and gnashing of teeth

Tue, 01 Jul 2008 04:42:57 +0000

Gah. It’s been a bad stretch, and I don’t like to record when I’m this tired and grumpy. It’s very plain in my voice, and I wouldn’t want to listen to it, so I don’t post it. I have 2 theories on why my neighbors-beneath have resumed their thumpy bass every night at 11:30 [...]



Woo Hoo! and other stuff.

Fri, 20 Jun 2008 20:40:21 +0000

First, thanks to all for info and offers of support. I’m driving down to LA to a specialty clinic next month. (the local place was a forwarded phone number… coming to my area this fall) Second, the next interview is edited. It will air in 2 halves, the first next week, then (gasp!) [...]



TASCF Ep057: Childfree Step-parents

Wed, 04 Jun 2008 01:19:10 +0000

Thanks, Happy Things, a Brave Men Run promo, and an interview with Kim, a childfree woman dating a divorced dad. Warning: we swear. On the mega-plus side, thanks to Nobilis for the lead on a local doc who deals with CFS. Next week, I have an appointment. Now let’s hope [...]


Media Files:
http://gettingby.net/blog/nfblog/wp-content/uploads/TASCF-057.mp3




OK, episode 57 is coming soon…

Sun, 01 Jun 2008 20:55:17 +0000

My voice is back (again) and I’m recording the intro/outro. I expect the file to be up and posted tonight or later during the week if I have the near-constant posting problems. *sigh* I haven’t podfaded so much as kept hitting the pod snooze button. But really, it’s coming!



CFS cry for help from the podosphere.

Wed, 21 May 2008 05:59:34 +0000

OK, I give. I need help from you guys trying to get treatment. Here’s the file that I would greatly appreciate you hearing and passing along through the podosphere: http://www.gettingby.net/index_files/CFShelprequest.mp3 I will put it into the other feed this week. Please pass it along and help if you can. Thanks.


Media Files:
http://www.gettingby.net/index_files/CFShelprequest.mp3




OK, so only minor breaks, I think

Thu, 08 May 2008 23:29:54 +0000

The feed subscription buttons may not be working, or at least the images are gone. Back soon, once this is fixed. Swearing under breath, CF



Not dead. Just sick.

Sat, 03 May 2008 21:26:14 +0000

I’m nicknaming this one “Frogthroat Fever.” Costume Con was awesome. See May 1st at my Live Journal. Yes, I’ve been sucked into that web community thingy, but it’s not as bad as the Twitter crack. Back soon, I hope. I need to do an upgrade on WordPress, so if this breaks, please [...]



Gah! file fall down.

Tue, 08 Apr 2008 03:32:35 +0000

See the comments on the previous post. I’m working on it, but it may take a few days. I will also put up another file in ~ the next week, depending on the amount of time the fix takes. She of a thousand naps, signing out.



TASCF Ep056: John Cmar by fomites

Mon, 24 Mar 2008 19:35:32 +0000

An interview with JohnCmarMD, brought to you by fomites (note: file location fixed on April 10) First, administrivia: new forums! http://www.farpointforums.com/ we’re toward the bottom of the show list. Please sign up and join the discussion. Special message for CRN (childfree resource network) and Hudson: my attempts to reply to your email fail. Please provide me [...]


Media Files:
http://gettingby.net/blog/nfblog/wp-content/uploads/TASCF-056.mp3




OK, mostly caught up.

Thu, 20 Mar 2008 23:18:01 +0000

I’m caught up (mostly) from being out of town, etc. I have recorded the next episode, and just in time! My voice is going. It should be up within the next week. Talk soon, CF



back in town, back on podosphere soon

Mon, 03 Mar 2008 06:41:31 +0000

Family funeral took DH and I back to Toledo for a week on short notice, and we just got back. Next podcast should go up in a week or so. I have a lot of life-catching-up to do first. My luggage should arrive tomorrow, then work, laundry, cooking, rescheduling the stuff that [...]



OK, Episode 55 is up!

Thu, 21 Feb 2008 00:47:46 +0000

Hey folks! After 2 rounds of voice loss and fever, here’s Episode 55 with loads of Contraceptive News and some Happy Things. Chris the Fixed Kitty, signing out


Media Files:
http://gettingby.net/blog/nfblog/wp-content/uploads/TASCF-055.mp3




Very nearly: TASCF-Ep055-News_Megacatchup-08-02-18

Mon, 18 Feb 2008 21:13:04 +0000

Hey folks! After 2 rounds of voice loss and fever, here’s Episode 55 with loads of Contraceptive News and some Happy Things. Erngh. Some problems with uploading the file. Up soon, after some tech support. Chris the Fixed Kitty, signing out for now.



Local Steamheads, Unite (or at least have lunch!)

Sun, 10 Feb 2008 20:09:06 +0000

(Podcast fans, fear not, I expect the next episode will be out this week. My voice is back, now I can record again, edit, etc.) Please join me and other Bay area steamheads for a costumes-encouraged-but-not-required lunch on Sunday, February 24, 2008 at 12:30. Show off your latest project, find ideas for accomplishing the [...]



Uh-oh! Voiceless Kitty!

Tue, 05 Feb 2008 19:14:01 +0000

I recorded the Contraceptive News Chunk on Friday, but couldn’t finish the whole episode before losing my voice entirely. Hopefully next week I’ll have the next podcast up. I’m home sick today, after the fever came back briefly at work yesterday. I’m still voiceless but less out-of-it. Henry and I have had tickets [...]



TASCF-Ep054 Back George Hrab2

Sun, 20 Jan 2008 17:05:57 +0000

Yyyyes! Back in the podosphere. Episode 54 has a summary of the last 3 months, 4 new NK chapters, 2 Happy Things, and the 2nd half of the George Hrab interview. George’s book, music, blog, and podcast are all Happy Things. Catch you in 2 weeks! Chris the Fixed Kitty, signing back into the [...]


Media Files:
http://gettingby.net/blog/nfblog/wp-content/uploads/TASCF-054.mp3




Heeeeerrrre goes!

Sun, 20 Jan 2008 01:55:01 +0000

I am about to put up the next and long-overdue podcast after all of Summer’s valiant efforts to undo the tech mess that I managed to create behind the deceptively placid facade of this website. (Thanks, Summer!) You can hear all about how I’m doing, new NK chapters, Happy Things, and the 2nd part of [...]



No children welcome at a cocktail party… *gasp* or *duhhhh*?

Sat, 29 Dec 2007 20:07:18 +0000

check this advice column out. This goes right up there with late-night Dragon*con, bachelorette parties, and IRS audits as expected Adult Spaces. Worth a read.