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As with a low sucking sound it slowly disappeared again, Starbuck still gazing at the agitated waters where it had sunk, with a wild voice exclaimed—“Almost rather I had seen Moby Dick and fought him, than to have seen thee, thou white ghost!”
      “What was it, Sir?” said Flask.
      “The great live squid, which, they say, few whale-ships ever beheld and returned to their ports to tell of it.”

Moby-Dick, 1851


3-17-09  No one reads this column
Guys, FURL sucks. It has sucked for years, and I'm sorry I've been using it. I have switched over to delicious; I would have done this much sooner, but they made it really difficult the last time I tried.

4-21-08  Archives
Uhmm, apparently archives haven't really been working since late 2006. THANX for the heads up guys! They are temporarily fixed, and will stay temporarily fixed until I migrate to new software/layout. I have said some hilarious things in the last 7 years, that future generations will feel lucky I preserved. Go check them out.

1-18-08  new iPhone icon
Woah, it's been 3 years since the last news update! Fuzzysquid now has a webclips icon for your iPhone! It'll automagically show up when you add FS to your home screen. Atom and RSS feeds have been available for a few years now, but I never made special mention of it.

1-14-05  LJ images
Since it seems to be popular, and it's been linked in a lot of different places besides here, I've decided to post the LJ Images page. At least in the news, at least for now. It's also getting some Google ads because you LiveJournal people are sucking up all my bandwidth (35% for that one page!)

4-02-04  FURL
Check out what I've been browsing: FURL.net bookmark archive. Not much commentary, relevance, or sequitur—but it's what's keeping this blog from turning into a meme dumpster.



  1. TONMO - The Octopus News Magazine Online. Invaluable.
  2. Angrywhale - Meet Leonard. He's an angry sort of whale.
  3. The Squid Blog - From the Laughing Squid people.


  4. Moxyberry - Where the cousin is at. Her bookmarks here.
  5. Cranky User - Brian's bookmarks. Updated, unlike his site.
  6. Rosenstock - Her other ride is your mom.
  7. Lauren - Wet Hot Singaporean Blogging.
  8. Universal Donor - Like the prime number shitting bear, but with terrible back pain.
  9. Olivia - Who receives special dispensation from our usual policies.
BLAG  read the archive

Saturday, August 28, 2004
dannyboy 10:58 PM (0)



Tonight was bewildering. My father has been in town visiting my grandparents, and we along with two sets of aunts and uncles went out to dinner in San Jose. We do this about once a year, and it's about as much as I can handle. There are a bunch of random thoughts swimming in my head right now.

1. Everytime I see my grandparents, my grandfather especially, I get very very sad. He's 87. It's fucking amazing. He's still all there, and they live on their own. You have to realize that when I look at him, I see myself in 60 years. It's a mixed bag. He's bald. As are all the men in my family, BOTH sides. But I'm ok with that. I get sad because he lives an hour away and I see him once a year. Always in the back of my mind is the fear that the next time I see him he will be dead. But whenever I do see him, it's a miserable time--because my Chinese is terrible and his english is very limited. I completely shut down and all I can manage to do is nod.

2. My father's brother--my aunt and uncle--I want to be them when I am old. He is 65. You know how you meet couples and know immediately they have a good relationship? Happiness, as two people. He wants to take me fly fishing. I think this will happen, despite my pathological inability to have any kind of relationship with any of my relatives.

3. Buffets, of any kind, should not be allowed. Doubly so if it is a sushi buffet. Normal buffets (which my family is inordinately fond of) only end up being demeaning to everyone involved. Sushi buffets have the added benefit of being physically dangerous. Just. I mean. Can you imagine? Against all my better judgment, and survival instincts, I loaded up on salmon nigiri. I remember a story Lisa once told me in college, about a "sushi party" her dorm-mates had. (She was in charge of rice because she is Asian). These girls bought supermarket fish and cut it up themselves. I think Lisa cowered in the corner through the whole thing, which is what I should have done at the restaurant. It didn't help any that I had a very good $30 sushi dinner the night before.

4. I usually get my pockets stuffed with money when these reunions happen, but tonight was the first time I've gotten a check.

5. I wish I could talk to my grandfather. He is impatient. He kept asking why we weren't leaving for dinner yet, and at dinner he was the first one done and ready to go, and at my uncle's house for tea, he kept looking at his watch. He doesn't have time for bullshit. He's a good man. At dinner, the majority of the older folks were worried about mad cow and avoided beef, but grandma doesn't give a fuck. Good. She's a had a long life, she deserves to eat whatever she wants. Besides, it's like a 7 year incubation, so really, go nuts grandma.

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