Saturday, April 29, 2006

Glenn Greenwald Link

Glenn is a former 1st Amendment litigator from NYC and is probably smarter than any of us, so take a look (link in in the Political Links! bar).

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Never go against the grain

Headline from CNN:

"House GOP struggles with ethics bill"

Well, that's Surprising.

The 80's: Decade of the Miniseries

Say what you want about the 80's, (one hit wonders, Miami Vice, Video Killed the Radio Star, Members Only) you can't beat the 80's for cool miniseries like these:

Oh, my gaaawd, they're lizards? V

Ewwww, aren't you a little old (and a Priest) for her? The Thorn Birds

It's not the heat it's the searing pain of your skin burning off. The Day After

Wait, I'm fighting to free who from what? The Blue and the Gray

Hey, weren't you that priest...? The Bourne Identity

The white man is in for some trouble. Shaka Zulu

I know I have forgotten some, so if you remember any, let me know.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

New Link

I was playing with the idea of creating a new blog that would just deal with politics and my feelings about what is going on in the world, but after some thought and memories of how I felt after I wrote this, I decided not to become a political blogger. I have made some comments on this blog when it comes to politics and such, but I generally was thrown into a mental spiral, especially after the "Culture of Death" entry I wrote in March; politics are just too depressing for me to write about especially since the current political climate is literally destroying what America is supposed to stand for. With all that is going on, I have grown to respect many of the bloggers out there in blog-land for simply keeping there blogs going in the face of such destructive and soul sucking politics. I would never be able to keep up the fight like the bloggers on my "Political Blogs!" link bar do, it's just too depressing. Having said all that, I have added a new link to the "Political Blogs!" link bar at the right, Pam's House Blend. Enjoy!(?)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


It seems I will be taking a vacation in September. For a weeek. In an RV. A Class "C" RV.

Now some of you may wonder what would posses me to want to vacation for a week in a RV, but some of you don't know that I kinda like the camping thing (although, truth be told, I don't consider this camping, but whatever). What does frighten me a bit is the fact that I will be flying into Salt Lake City, Utah to meet my friends (one is an ex, the other is the ex's boyfriend). No, the ex's boyfriend will not be jealous of me, all theee of us have taken trips together before and we always had a very good time. Anyway, Darrin (the ex) and Greg (the current to my ex) have moved to fabulous Bend, Oregon, bought a house, designing another and are living happily ever after, so there is no worries about jealousy; I think jealousy is reserved for 20-something pretty boys with fragile egos, but that may just be how I feel. I do think there is a bit of irony (or, maybe just coincidence) in the timing of this plan what with the release of this, I'm sure, fine film. I do hope our trip will not be so fraught with wacky hijinks this film seems to be full of. Wacky hijinks can get tiresome, after a while.

The plan for this little adventure is supposed to look something like this:

"We'd head SE from SLC and hit Arches, Mesa Verde, and either come back up through Colorado or western Utah. No itinerary is finalized yet. The idea is to drive 2-4 hours each day, then explore a National Park. We'd be hiking in the parks." That quote is taken from the email Darrin sent me, btw.

So, this seems to be the vacation for this year, first one in about 2 years, I think. Should be fun to see all those parks I've never visited and to be "god's" country (I understand god's country uses the Euro).

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Drive By Review: Miracle Live: 12 Girls Band

I have owned this DVD/CD for a number of years but I have yet to write a review of it. I'm listening to it right now and the review just came to me.

Craptacular in a way that only a group using traditional Chinese instruments can be when interpreting modern music.


Got this from Dan.

I AM: trying to figure out where home is.

I WANT: so much

I WISH: for so much

I HATE: graffiti and people that lean over the edge of the sneeze(?) guard and point to what they want when ordering their salad at the cafe down the street from my office

I MISS: having no worries

I HEAR: a horn honk and the refrigerator running

I WONDER: if people really believe what they say

I REGRET: only one thing

I AM NOT: always happy

I DANCE: only when I drink

I SING: while I play my CDs while alone

I CRY: when watching the St. Jude's infomercial and when The News Hour shows the names of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan at the end of the hour

I AM NOT ALWAYS: professional at work


I WRITE: this, right now.


I NEED: to make more money. Not because I'm greedy, it's just a fact of life living in San Francisco where an apartment not much larger than my studio goes for $899,000.

I SHOULD: clean my apartment, do my laundry and call Mikey to go and buy some Jeans.

I START: wondering if what If I'm doing is the right thing for me. A lot.

I FINISH: this meme unsatisfied

I TAG: anyone that's wants to be tagged.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Finally, Something I Can Believe In

Behold his Noodleness. I urge everyone to become a Pastafarian and be touched by his noodly appendage. CAN I GET A “RAMEN” FROM THE CONGREGATION?!

Friday, April 14, 2006

Supernatural And Shirtless Jared Padelecki Watch

Just when you thought it was safe to use a straight razor, the boys show us otherwise. In this week's episode, the writers, rather than take from Buffy, they seemingly take from Sweeney Todd, and also show us why adoption is a bad, bad idea.
The boys end somewhere in some town where someone was killed by having his and her's throat slashed. The boys figure out the killer is one of the people in a painting. The painting in question is of a family that, evidently, was murdered by the father using a straight razor (he was a barber, hence my Sweeney Todd reference). Turns out the killer is not the father in the painting, but the adopted daughter (hence the adoption is a bad, bad idea). Long story short, the boys kill the demon/ghost and all is well. Oh, and the producers try to give Sam a girlfriend to make us think he's straight. Silly, silly producers, don't they know Jared and I are boyfriends? Well, his body is my fantasy, Jared seems rather dull, IMO. But his voice is sexy and his eyes and his hair and nose and shoulders and....excuse me, I need a moment.

Sam (Jared) keeps his shirt on, so, you know, the show totally sucked.

Thursday, April 13, 2006


With tears running down my face, a sense of community and understanding is born

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

The Most Important Post I Have Ever Written

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Save Me

It must be a sign of age (maturity?) that I get a thrill when an email letting me know that my online savings account rate has been bumped up to 4.00% APR.

Don't tell me about how that other saving institution has 4.5% APR! I don't care. They don't have a cool bouncing orange ball, do they? Hmmmm? Do they? Yeah, they don't. Phfffft!

Friday, April 07, 2006

Drive By Review: Supernatural and Shirtless Jared Padelecki Watch

There was no shirtless Padelecki on last night's Surpernatural, but there was Jared looking yummy just being Jared (I don't think he can help it). Sigh. The next shirtless Jared sighting will be quickly conveyed when it happens. This show really is better when Jared is shirtless. But on to the episode...

Running out of ideas, the producers resort to stealing an episode from season 6, I think it's from season 6, of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In this weeks episode of Buffy Supernatural, the boys discover a witch that steals the life essence from children for its survival (the very same Witch that tried to steal Sam's (Jared) essence when he was a kid! Dadumdum!) In the end (ha! "in the end"), Sam (sadly with shirt on) and his less-hot brother, kill the Witch and then the brothers rip their shirts off and do it. Okay, that's not true, they did not, sadly, rip their shirts off and do it. You know they want to, though. You can tell by the way they look at each other, with those smoldering eyes and hotttt sexines, you can see how much they want each other. Actually, I don't care what the other guy on the show wants, I only have eyes for Jared.

Hoping that Jared will be shirtless in next week's episode (maybe with a crossbow...yeah, a crossbow...mmmmm, Jared Padelecki shritless with a crossbow...sigh...that would be nice.)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Post That Never Happened...

I was working on a post about how I never run to catch a bus or the subway, but Toby got to it first. That's okay, since Toby is much better with the snarkiness and conveying the disdain I feel for those people that run to catch public transportation. I mean, what kind of person willingly runs to ride on public transit? I'm baffled.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Drive By Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Last night after reading chapters 2 and 3 of A Guide To The Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK Guides) for my Project Management class, I watched the DVD of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Here you go:

A series of disjointed scenes cobbled together, inhabited by unpleasant charachters in a film that has little regard for the story's direction until the end when the audience is reminded of why we should have been concerned about these people at all.