Saturday, January 10, 2004

Oops
Well, two of the no-no's when you get your tongue pierced are booze and dairy, so tonight I'm drinking white Russians.

Friday, January 09, 2004

Firefly
If they ever make comic books or novels based on Firefly, I will buy them. Too many stories left to tell. The characters are too wonderful to not follow their exploits. Fox sucks.

Bloggin' fun
It's the middle of the night, and I can't for the life of me figure out why I'm awake. Just thought I'd say hi to my hordes of loyal readers out there.

Did you notice the link in the right column for July 17? Check it out! If you actually read my blog, you get in on the action early. It's about a wedding. Cool huh? And you get to know before my parents because you're cool enough to have this blog as your homepage.

Earlier, I was looking for a nice Mozilla t-shirt to purchase to benefit mozilla.org and make me even cooler. Such a thing does not exist. The official site has one t-shirt, and it's both lame and expensive. Now, if it were less expensive, it'd be less lame, and if I got one as a gift, it'd be the coolest thing ever, but it's frustrating. I found one cool black one on ebay sold by a kid at U of Maryland, but he wants $20, and he keeps the proceeds himself (at least no pledge to forward any proceeds on the auction page.)

Sorry about the earlier rantings about the post office. I'm sure they really care, and they tried like hell to get the mail delivered this week, but the several inches of snow was really just too much for mere humans to handle.

It's 3:00. I'm going to try to sleep.

Thursday, January 08, 2004

the USPS can FUCK OFF!!!
Remember the rain, sleet, snow, hail pledge about how manly they were and shit? We have a few inches of snow, and we have not had mail in two days. Just so happens, I'm waiting on a check that I need. Those incometent fuck wads! Ahh! They are all going to feel my wrath! GRR!

Rumsfeld "encouraged" Time to make right-wing selection for person of the year
CNN.com - Rumsfeld urged Time to honor troops - Jan. 8, 2004
The (Time-Warner site) CNN.com article makes it look selfless, as Rummy was saying "oh, don't give it to me, honor those heroic soldiers." But it's nice to know our "liberal" media does exactly what the administration tells them to do. Here's a suggestion: how about Peace protestors, or Wes Boyd, or Howard Dean? Think Rummy would have bowed out in favor of them? I bet this whole story was orchestrated to make the fucker look good, and Time no longer has an iota of credibility. I mean, Time makes Bush-administration approved selection, then another Time-Warner outlet runs the "big scoop" of Rummy's "honorable, selfless" act. Come on, people.

The funny Anti-Dean ad running in Iowa
discussed at: Salon.com | Joe Conason's Journal
Here's the quote that I have to discuss: "I think Howard Dean should take his tax-hiking, government-expanding, latte-drinking, sushi-eating, Volvo-driving, New York Times-reading," barks a man leaving a barbershop; a woman with him completes the sentence: "... body-piercing, Hollywood-loving, left-wing freak show back to Vermont where it belongs."

Let's see, I can't hike taxes or expand government, but I support my government doing so. I'll 'X' what's me:
X Latte drinking. mostly, I brew my own coffee, and if I'm getting coffee out, I usually get the large house coffee, 'cause it's cheaper, but I love those rich, expensive lattes!
X Sushi eating. Sushi = yummy. People who are unwilling to try sushi are backwater idiots. I love sushi, and have it often.
X Volvo driving. Yes, our primary car is a volvo. It's solid steel, with my toddler in his car seat in the middle of the back seat, because I'm a crazy worry-wort. Also, proving my status as the cultural elite: it cost me $500.
X New York Time's reading. Why would I not read the best newspaper in the country? It's my third news hit behind Salon (even more 'left-wing' and CNN - which is leftwing only compared to Fox News. I also read Slashdot, the Onion, & the Washington Post. Occasionally, I see what the right is saying by visiting Fox News, the Washington Times, or CBN or the like.
X body piercing. Well, I'm currently healing from my latest - my tongue was pierced four days ago, but I also have a pierced nipple (see pic of me linked at right) and pierced ears.
Hollywood loving. Err - not real fond of the right wing assholes that run Hollywood. Rubert Murdoch can piss off, especially for cancelling Firefly.
X left wing freak show - yeah that's me, baby! I love that Howard Dean is being disparaged by being associated with me. I love that rightwingers will actually describe me in their ad of the "left wing freak show." The squares are back, and they are as strong and wealthy as ever.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Link to the big Mars pic shown to the world today by NASA
pic at Space.com
This is really super cool stuff. Just strap me into a big rocket, and send me off - I'll beam back all the pictures you could all want.

Record Cold in Portland
CNN.com - Pacific Northwest hit by record cold that closes schools, blocks roads - Jan. 6, 2004
Yesterday we set a record for cold with 24 flippin' degrees. It sucked. It should never be that cold. I hate polluters who are screwing up our climate. Their hell is to live in the freezing cold for eternity. And what's with the snow?! If I wanted snow - I'd live somewhere cold! This isn't Chicago, people. On the plus side, Laura's at home with a snow day ("The funnest day in the history of Springfield!!") Thankfully, it will be in the 50's by Thursday.

Poll!
Time again to be proud of my fellow Americans: 56% at the latest count on a CNN web poll think states should execute mentally ill persons who have been convicted of murder. Nice. I think I'll go put an American flag on my car to celebrate. Think Republicans want to spend money on education when those funds could be turned into people understanding the 8th Amendment?

Monday, January 05, 2004

Great story
Quicker than expected, DVD outstripping VHS
On how the DVD is making VHS die even faster than previously accepted, saying, "The DVD player has proven to be the most rapidly accepted consumer electronics product ever, going from nonexistent to mainstream within about five years, according to the Consumer Electronics Association."

I love this
FOXNews.com - Politics - Ad Comparing Bush to Hitler Gets Heat
Fox News, the media outlet of the RNC, is going apopleptic over one of over 1500 submissions to the moveon.org anti-Bush commercial contest, which compares Bush to Hitler. I guess they are trying to disparage moveon.org by associating them with one controversial submission. According to this article, it got a leader of a Jewish group all pissed off and the right-wing Wall Street Journal editorial page ran his commentary denouncing moveon.org. But I wonder if all of this won't just increase traffic to the anti-Bush ads currently available at moveon? I really wish these people would just go away, but it looks like we'll have to fight these right-wingers for a long ass time.

Today's article on the craziness that is monotheism:
Salon.com | "Thanks be to God and the Christian terrorist"
Reprinted by Salon from a Christian website. Gotta love the quote, "Dead abortionists don't kill babies." I'm so happy people are convinced there's a Santa Claus err... I mean 'god.'

Sunday, January 04, 2004

well, the blog's back up. No idea what was wrong.

Spicy food:
Why do people make food too spicey? La just got some yummy-smelling split pea soup from my favorite resterant (favorite because they do everything so well usually) and the soup's just way overladen with pepper. Totally unnecessary, and it would have been far better if they had just gone easy on the spice. My burrito still kicks ass, though.

Body Mods
Got another piercing tonight. Love it, but it hurts, and I can hardly type, it's so mind-consuming. Eating is a chore with one of these things in. Food is definitely not being chewed as much.

Huge congrats again to NASA
the new info should be very exciting.

No sure why the blog seems to be down. Don't know when this will be published.