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Tuesday, 29 April
We'll Take A Short Break . . .

I just got out of a particularly mind-wrecking meeting where jargon was hackey-sacked around; I sat, numbed, while people said things like "HIPAA" and "correlative sciences leadership committee" and "de-identified" and "marker results" and "aliquots" and I thought to myself, Jesus Christ in a calfskin coat. I have no fucking idea what they're talking about.

Which was fine, since it gave me time to come to the realization that things are progressing towards this weekend with a rather crazy speed, so I'm just putting the word out there that my hiatus is starting, uh, now. If I get some free time, I'll throw something up on the site, but don't count on it, since it looks like my next patch of free time will start right about the time my feet hit Belgian soil.

Be back soon. Take care, be well, send me checks, you cheap bast--er, just be well.


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Well, HIPAA in and of itself isn't jargon, it's just an acronym that stands for the Health Insurance Portability Accounting Act. It's a bunch of rules about how insurance companies have to act. Now, within those rules is a whole buncha jargon that makes my head spin daily. :)

Comment number: 000771   Posted by: Elayne Riggs on April 29, 2003 04:59 PM from IP: 129.44.32.69

All the best to you guys!

Comment number: 000772   Posted by: Dave Adams on April 29, 2003 05:54 PM from IP: 208.191.143.227

xoxoxBest wishes for a fabulous wedding, a perfect honeymoon and a long and happy marriage.xoxox

Comment number: 000774   Posted by: senn on April 29, 2003 06:26 PM from IP: 12.224.111.37

Have a wonderful wedding, and lots of fun in Belgium.

Here's a relevant joke:
Two men are sitting in the Thalys (very fast train) from Amsterdam to Paris. One of them says: "Quick, look out the window NOW!"
The other guy turns to look: "What? What?"
"Never mind", says the first guy "We already passed it."
"What was it? What did I miss?"
"Belgium"

Comment number: 000775   Posted by: Eva on April 29, 2003 08:51 PM from IP: 142.150.176.229

Have a lovely wedding!

Comment number: 000776   Posted by: Fran on April 30, 2003 12:49 AM from IP: 62.31.45.49

Have a great wedding and honeymoon, and drink lots of pwim.

Comment number: 000777   Posted by: Andrea on April 30, 2003 01:11 AM from IP: 139.102.150.77

Skot, Elayne, I can sell you stuff that will make this HIPAA thing easier to understand....but I digress...Good luck at the funer-er-wedding and have a good time in Belgium. I would agree with the Pwim comment, but you know the old saying "When in Belgium, drink 23 proof beer."

Comment number: 000778   Posted by: KOTWF on April 30, 2003 05:41 AM from IP: 65.194.128.51

May you have a fantastic wedding, a great flight, plenty of free booze, and a delightful honeymoon. And all that goes with it.

Comment number: 000779   Posted by: Ryan on April 30, 2003 06:56 AM from IP: 199.212.17.130

If you don't bring me back a box of Leonidas pralines, I will hunt you down the like the dog that you are.


~Really.~

Comment number: 000780   Posted by: avogadro on April 30, 2003 07:48 AM from IP: 198.30.212.128

Skot, Congratulations. Have a wonderful, finger-biting week and a great wedding and honeymoon.

Comment number: 000781   Posted by: claxy on April 30, 2003 08:30 AM from IP: 134.197.57.87

It'll be great, you big lug.

Or maybe you're a small lug.

Whatever size lug you are, congratulations.

Comment number: 000782   Posted by: kaf on April 30, 2003 08:46 AM from IP: 65.211.227.34

Congratulations, Skot! And best wishes to Retha.

xoxox~And thanks a lot for stealing my birthday thunder.~xoxox

Comment number: 000783   Posted by: binkin on April 30, 2003 10:03 AM from IP: 159.53.32.42

See you on the other side. It's pretty cool over here. Good luck!

Comment number: 000784   Posted by: i on April 30, 2003 10:47 AM from IP: 64.8.202.186

Happy wedding! Enjoy the dog bed!

Comment number: 000785   Posted by: rodii on April 30, 2003 11:52 AM from IP: 141.213.120.15

Congratulations! Have a great wedding and and incredible time in Belgium. Remember: your wedding day is exactly that-YOURS. Have FUN with it.

Comment number: 000786   Posted by: Flipsycab on April 30, 2003 03:45 PM from IP: 216.198.80.190

Don't let any of those greasy Begiumanians trap Retha in a corner! They can be savage when they trap someone, those Belgies.

Comment number: 000787   Posted by: Snarky on April 30, 2003 08:42 PM from IP: 141.156.138.68

HIPY PAPY WDNGEDDNGA WNGEDDING! as WOL might have said... and many happy returns of the day!

Comment number: 000788   Posted by: moose on May 1, 2003 09:59 AM from IP: 63.227.130.7

Happy wedding! Best of luck to you both!

Comment number: 000790   Posted by: stennie on May 1, 2003 07:59 PM from IP: 68.164.63.124

Soon my time will come.

Comment number: 000791   Posted by: little billy on May 2, 2003 05:12 AM from IP: 216.16.231.34

Happy Nuptuals, Ya'll. The gravy boat is returnable!

*ties Caftan Guy to Skot's bumper*

Comment number: 000792   Posted by: Avogadro on May 3, 2003 09:48 PM from IP: 63.188.137.143

[xox]Happy nuptuals, shit heels![/xox]

Comment number: 000793   Posted by: cC on May 4, 2003 06:01 AM from IP: 65.93.96.144

Congratulations Skot and Retha!

Comment number: 000794   Posted by: Rorschach on May 4, 2003 07:02 AM from IP: 66.92.151.105

Hooray for the happy couple!

Comment number: 000795   Posted by: kathryn on May 4, 2003 07:34 AM from IP: 128.12.42.47

Congratulations to Skot & Retha!

Comment number: 000796   Posted by: zempf on May 4, 2003 08:44 AM from IP: 24.95.88.10

Congratulations, Skot and Retha!

Comment number: 000797   Posted by: David on May 4, 2003 09:21 AM from IP: 66.234.37.154

I can't believe our little Skooter's found someone foolish enough to have him getting married. Best wishes to you both!

Comment number: 000798   Posted by: Anapestic on May 4, 2003 10:04 AM from IP: 207.172.11.147

Yay Skooter and Retha! Have a happy forever.

Comment number: 000799   Posted by: Cat on May 4, 2003 10:42 AM from IP: 67.160.131.187

*tosses flowers about with abandon*

*swills champagne*

This party would be a lot more fun if you'd set up a webcam. I'm sure that Mr. Computer would have had no problems doing this.

*gets all sappy and sentimental anyway*

Warm congratulations to you both--I wish you much happiness in your lives together.

Comment number: 000800   Posted by: salt on May 4, 2003 11:13 AM from IP: 209.112.162.52

Have a great wedding! Throwing uncooked rice make pigeons dance for joy!

Comment number: 000801   Posted by: j.edwards on May 4, 2003 11:38 AM from IP: 65.102.178.33

Raise high the roof beam, carpenters!

Comment number: 000802   Posted by: redfox on May 4, 2003 12:32 PM from IP: 141.156.138.68

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
oooo!

Comment number: 000803   Posted by: DesperatelySeekingSkot on May 4, 2003 12:56 PM from IP: 207.172.11.147

Enjoy your wedded bliss ~for the couple months you have left before we move up and turn your area into a Living Hell~. Seriously, best wishes and happy days forever and ever. You are too damn cute to deserve otherwise. R. is anyway.

Comment number: 000804   Posted by: girlhacker on May 5, 2003 12:33 AM from IP: 12.234.96.84

Whoomp, there it is!

Comment number: 000805   Posted by: Anil on May 5, 2003 07:24 AM from IP: 68.173.25.187

i can't believe two of the sexiest people on the planet are now off the market...sniff...

Comment number: 000806   Posted by: judith on May 5, 2003 12:01 PM from IP: 67.125.76.169

i can't believe two of the sexiest people on the planet are now off the market...sniff...

That's very sweet, Judith, but this page is all about wishing Skot well.

Comment number: 000809   Posted by: Steve on May 6, 2003 11:31 AM from IP: 198.151.13.8

Salt got the century!! W00t!!

Er, I mean, congratulations Skot!! And my condolences to your lovely bride.

xoxox*

* Tag intentionally left open, as it should be in marriage.

Comment number: 000810   Posted by: TheBrad on May 6, 2003 02:48 PM from IP: 216.151.40.226

What's that about Skot and Retha having an open marriage? I bet that's news to at least one of them.

Comment number: 000811   Posted by: senn on May 6, 2003 08:18 PM from IP: 67.160.131.187

It has been three days since I heard that pretty-boy Skot and the woman he does not deserve to have were coming to my country. And yet, still I wait in this dingy cafe, morosely sipping my "Earl Grey" tea, waiting and longing for the touch, or even a kind word from Skot. My pecs grow limp.

Comment number: 000812   Posted by: Claude on May 7, 2003 06:42 AM from IP: 198.30.212.144

I did not mean those terrible words that I said. Look! I have saved for both you a table and ordered the extra large pommes frites. They are Belgian, you know. I will not have any myself. My body is a temple, and you two may do worship at it.

Bring the frites.

Comment number: 000814   Posted by: Claude on May 8, 2003 07:23 AM from IP: 198.30.212.144

My malaise is so great, I have written haiku:


Alone, so alone!
My nipples erect no more
I am pathetic.


*weeps uncontrollably*

Comment number: 000815   Posted by: Claude on May 9, 2003 10:08 AM from IP: 198.30.212.144

Claude (SLAP) control yourself!

for those who'd like to know: The wedding weekend went wonderfully, the ceremony beautiful and touching, and the time had lovely.

Comment number: 000816   Posted by: beigy on May 9, 2003 02:47 PM from IP: 12.231.117.232

Buh- buh- buh I LOVE HIM!!!! IT'S NOT FAIR!!! I haven't felt this worthless since Vin Diesel became a star!

*starts a fight with a passing flemish transvestite*

Comment number: 000817   Posted by: Claude on May 10, 2003 11:13 PM from IP: 63.188.1.75

*drinks more absinthe*


*waits*

Comment number: 000819   Posted by: Claude on May 12, 2003 11:34 AM from IP: 198.30.212.156

You do not answer my calls. You do not respond to letter. My email has been reported as spam.


I haven't felt this unwanted since Vin Diesel began his career.

Comment number: 000820   Posted by: Claude on May 13, 2003 07:04 AM from IP: 198.30.212.156

Yesh, I'm drunk. So?

Comment number: 000821   Posted by: Claude on May 13, 2003 07:04 AM from IP: 198.30.212.156

I hear your mocking laughter, don't think that I am deaf to your derision. Every part of my body sags despairingly. My man-breasts will soon dwarf your lover's. I cannot bear to look at myself. Even the picture of me on the beach (remember the time we spent on that island?) is debased with the head of the Large Metal Man. Remember when we frolicked on the sand? Remember my white Speedo bulging with pride? Remember your lovely pasty chest gleaming in the sun?

Don't? Don't you want me? You know I can't believe it when I hear that you won't see me.

Comment number: 000822   Posted by: Claude on May 14, 2003 07:26 AM from IP: 198.30.212.156

I can see now how you disregard me, just like I disregard evil villains, except with extreme prejudice. My love, spurned. My hopes, dashed. My self-esteem, de-esteemed. But my eyes are wide open now. So I am leaving you.

Yes! I am leaving you for another. Someone who appreciates my gifts, someone who sees me as the exotic, delicate, yet extremely buff flower that I am. Tizzy, je'taime!

Comment number: 000823   Posted by: Claude on May 15, 2003 07:44 AM from IP: 198.30.212.156

Forgive me, Skot, for I have strayed. You must know that Tizzy means nothing to me, even though his (her?) site is so much flashier and exciting than yours. But shiny, sparkly things are not the stuff of true devotion. Now I know the true meaning of love, and though I must remain chaste, you will always be the object of my courtly love. I will be Lancelot to your Guinevere (without the eventual tender fucking). I will go back in time for you, kill cyborgs for you, become a cyborg for you, kill even more cyborgs for you, make a terrible movie based on a video game for you, and yes, though it pains me so, co-star with Dolph Lundgren for you.

*cross-stiches a sampler for Skot*

Comment number: 000824   Posted by: Claude on May 16, 2003 07:54 AM from IP: 198.30.212.156

CLAUDE!!! I have seen this downward spiral progessing for several days now, and I have only this to say:

Whatever you are smoking, is there any left?

Comment number: 000825   Posted by: KOTWF on May 16, 2003 12:19 PM from IP: 65.194.133.253

Kottwuff, the only drug that I am on is Skot's love. That, and a fistful of painkillers and horse tranquilizers. But never mind that.

As for you, dearest Skot, you have taught me how to love from afar, with no expectation of reciprocal feelings, loving words, or listless hand-jobs. I am grateful for the time I have spent stalking you, and I shall never forget your utter disregard for my well-being.

And, whenever I hear the wind, it will whisper the name Lowenstein Kurruk.

*sheds a tear*

*resumes killing cyborgs*

Comment number: 000826   Posted by: Claude on May 17, 2003 09:35 PM from IP: 63.188.1.19

Is he back yet?

Nope?

*sigh*

Comment number: 000827   Posted by: Cat on May 19, 2003 07:44 AM from IP: 208.27.203.128

SKOT!!! Come back!!! If I can't live vicariously through you, then I might have to *gulp* go OUTSIDE!!!

Comment number: 000828   Posted by: KOTWF on May 19, 2003 12:56 PM from IP: 65.194.128.218

Could someone send help? Claude has me trapped in a dry well in his basement. I'm really sick of gnawing chicken bones.

(Thank you everyone for the kind words.)

Comment number: 000829   Posted by: Skot on May 20, 2003 02:44 PM from IP: 140.107.120.123

I will always love you.

Comment number: 001060   Posted by: Claude on June 26, 2003 01:25 PM from IP: 198.30.212.144

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