July 1st, 2008

garfield mondays

I is exhausted

Looks like I've got a bit of a reprieve with the pain meds. I've got another batch of codeine coming in with a shitload of refills attached. I still need to find a better solution at some point but at least I'll have enough dope on hand to keep things running smoothly. Now that Origins is over with, there are quite a few other things that I should be taking care of. For one, it's not exactly too early to be thinking of gencon. It's only 5 weeks away or thereabouts and if the trip to Origins was taxing, gencon is going to be a nightmare. I have to get the drug situation squared away by then no matter what happens. There are also all sorts of little things that need to be done in preparation for the trip, none of which I've even started. For instance, I haven't put in a single iota of effort into the whole Killer Breakfast thing and I'm not even sure if I should bother at this point. It all just seems sort of pointless somehow.

Oh well.

I'll try to have some Origins recaps up starting tomorrow though I think it'll be a while before I get all the video clips organized and uploaded. The editing software that came with the flip is incredibly basic and it also takes a huge amount of time to upload the files to the computer and then up to google video. I also need to remind myself to give mock26 a ring. There were definitely some interesting Origins moments he should be made aware of. Life is definitely an odd duck.
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Cluck you

Police: Man Stabs Mom, Assaults Another Woman With Chicken

YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Police said an Ypsilanti man is accused of stabbing his mother with a fork and hitting another woman over the head with a frozen chicken.

Frederick McKaney, 40, was arraigned in a Jackson courtroom on Thursday on two felony assault charges, one count of assault and battery and one count of resisting an officer.

"He stabbed his mother in the back of the neck when she refused to give him money, and then, an hour later, he attacked a neighbor woman with a chicken," Jackson County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Mark Blumer told the Ann Arbor news.

Police said McKaney went to his mother's house and demanded money. When she refused, he stabbed her and took off on his bicycle, police said.

A short time later, he encountered two other women talking on the sidewalk on Woodbridge Street.

The woman said he said something nasty to them and hit one of them over the head with 10 pounds of frozen chicken.

The woman went to the hospital and got stitches in her head.

McKaney's mother suffered minor injuries from the stabbing.


I stumbled over this story while at Origins and figured I just had to relate it. It's not every day you see a news story about someone assaulting someone else with poultry. I wonder if they classify the chicken as a deadly weapon. I mean, it was frozen. I'm sure you could possibly kill someone with a 10 pound bowling ball so death is just as likely with a 10 pound oven stuffer roaster.

In other news, I've finished uploading the videos from the con up to the laptop. I just have to go through and stick some of the clips together and then port them up to google. I'm a bit stymied at the moment since watching some of that shaky camera footage has made me a weeee bit nauseous. I'm taking a break and hoping the urge to spew vomit passes quickly. I should have taken more care not to wiggle the flip ultra around while I was filming. Then again, it just might be the percocets which are causing the problem. It's hard to tell.