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Mark Atwood
So I havn't been blogging about "my life" so much recently.

In in particular order...

No gym or piano has been done for some weeks now.

I've been working on my projects. Resisting some calls for social outing to work. Working is how I avoid panic attacks about the presentation of them next month. Sometimes a lot of progress is made quickly, and sometimes I'm just stuck, with my mind filled with tar.

gipsieee has been in town for spring break from since last Monday to last evening. I picked her up at the airport, and returned her to it. And spend some time with her in the days in between.

omahas was my date to the Thursday night SEAF reception. The art was great, the evening fun. It was very rewarding to be well greeted by so many people who I like knowing and being known to.

My ex took me out for lunch for my birthday last Tuesday. She works in an office just down the street where my first Seattle employer, F5 Networks, used to be. She wanted to make sure that I've not been as dark and as snarky in the flesh as I have been on LJ, to make sure I'm not going to climb some clocktower. She needent worry, clocktower madman just make things even worse.

My video recreation recently has been the TV show Eureka. It's a neat concept and a fun light show. I find it amusing that in the real world, the Soviets tried setting up towns like Eureka, except that they really didn't work very well for them. (Well, pretty much nothing the Soviets did worked really well...)

I got a haircut on Wednesday from the talented imflying.

My new laptop has arrived. I need a cool word for "black" in some old or weird language, so I can name it.

Current Location: AlohaHaus, Capitol Hill, Seattle WA

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zanfur From: zanfur Date: March 17th, 2007 12:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
How about Latvian?
When used as an Adjective: melns, tumšādains, melnādains, tumšs, drūms, dusmīgs, ļauns

When used as a Noun: melnums, melna krāsa, melns traips, melns tērps, sēru drānas, melnādainais

When used as a Verb: krāsot melnu, nomelnot
katestine From: katestine Date: March 17th, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I only speak English, but what about obsidian or ebony?
dcseain From: dcseain Date: March 17th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)


black - beltz
blackout - zorabiatu
mystic_savage From: mystic_savage Date: March 17th, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
In Italian, "black" = "nero," and in Portuguese it's "preto".
From: neocuriosity Date: March 17th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
"al sud" (pronounced so it rhymes with 'mood' as in 'your snarky mood') means 'the black' in arabic (also known as iraqi and the language of many muslims and i know how much you just love the religion of peace)

put the naming rights up on ebay... maybe earn some cash.
pheonix_jade From: pheonix_jade Date: March 17th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome to the wide world of dialect arabic. Behold the power of Asswad in MSA. And I'm not kidding. Sau Da' would work better I suppose, being the feminine version.
From: neocuriosity Date: March 18th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Tee hee! Yes, Asswad would be a GREAT name for a computer, especially when it wasn't working right and, of course, that is the perfect tense of the noun 'black'.

Yes, Iraqi is a dialect of Modern Standard Arabic and the point is that Iraqi is also Arabic.

memegarden From: memegarden Date: March 17th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's "svart" in Icelandic, and "kuro" in Japanese.
docorion From: docorion Date: March 17th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
And since people are offering, you could try "zwart", which is Dutch for black.

Clocktower? I'd never have thought it; dark or not, you've always struck me as relentlessly rational, and that don't mesh with clocktowers.
zsero From: zsero Date: March 18th, 2007 12:41 am (UTC) (Link)
For the sake of completeness, more than anything else:shachor in Hebrew, uchma in Aramaic. (In both cases, that's "ch" as in "loch", not as in "church".)
papertygre From: papertygre Date: March 18th, 2007 04:48 am (UTC) (Link)
"Zin" or "zhin" apparently means "black" in Navajo.

mauser From: mauser Date: March 19th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Eureka was okay, but got boring after the fifth iteration of "Hick Sheriff guy outsmarts the dozen or so Brain Cases surrounding him." plot.
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