Saturday, March 27, 2004

Scooby Doo 2
I liked it. points off for cheap product placement, but bonus for Red Leather Velma. Yow.

DSL
Getting DSL (FINALLY!) late next week. Yes. You've been trying to call us on the phone for seven years and still have not gotten through - well try next weekend, kay?

Thursday, March 25, 2004

This first letter is right on
Salon.com Life | Letters
I try not to dispense relationship advice in this column, but the first letter on this link, from a very wise "Maria Nation" (if that is your real name!) is just absolutely right on. It deals with the problem of jealousy, something I have worked to overcome in my life.

Wow. Just wow.
CNN.com - Man catches 2-year-old girl as she falls�3 floors - Mar 25, 2004
Yes, I have a 2 year old, and this stuff scares the crap out of me.

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Evidence I live in the bizarro world
Salon.com News | Supreme court to take up 'under God'
The US Constitution prohibits any governmental bodies from forcing citizens to hold any particular religious beliefs. Is there anyone who can say that this statement is untrue? Public schools have always been held by the courts to this standard. The Pledge of Allegiance includes a phrase signifying a belief in "God." Public School forces kids to say this pledge, affirming their belief in "God." Does this violate the Establishment Clause?

The Supreme Court has taken up this case (finally.) Accoding to the article, over 90% of Americans think the phrase "under God" should be left in the Pledge, and that kids should be forced to say it. It's obviously Unconstitutional. It's not even a close call. (Yes, the the reference to "God" on our money is Unconstitutional as well.)

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Guest bloggage
Laura is having a day and would like to rant publicly a bit:

[laura]
OK. I knew better. Let me just say this right off the bat. It's my own fault. I let my resolve slip and I gave in to the lure of a convenient location and an intense craving for a triple mocha. I don't know what I expected. Maybe a decent mocha? Sadly, it was not fated to be. It seemed so simple. I ordered a cookie and a mocha. How hard can that be? Harder than it looks apparently cause the overeducated, overly made-up and very surly artier-than-thou harpy at the counter (where the hell do they find these people?!) got my order wrong TWICE and made it seem like the whole fiasco was somehow my fault for disturbing her while she was mentally composing her latest crappy dark and tortured screenplay. The attitude on this chick was astounding. I finally just turned around and left wordlessly. My mom always told me that if I couldn't say anything nice not to say anything at all. I'm actually very proud of myself that, not only did I not say anything unkind, I didn't reach across the counter, grab the little tart by the throat, shake her silly and yell "Mocha!" in her ear. Well. At least I have my cookie, right? Ha! When I looked in the bag my new nemesis had shoved it in the bag so carelessly that she broke it into numerous pieces. I, much like my son, abhor broken cookies just on principle. As I sat at my desk stewing in my own venom, flicking cookie crumbs across the room and cursing the distinct absence of a mocha in my immediate vicinity, I was reminded of this article I read awhile ago. I know I may have already forwarded this some of you when it first came out but I think you may need reminding. Starbucks is EVIL!!!

http://www.theonion.com/onion3709/starbucks_phase_two.html

As an added point of interest, I have actually made the logo that is referenced in the article and I will gladly send it to anyone who’s interested. : ) Again, some of you may have already seen it on my website before it went on hiatus.

Have a nice day - don't go to Starbucks. [/laura]

Half-Life 2 technological review
Computer Graphics World - graphics, 3d modeling, cad and visual computing
Alright, I'm done for. This game looks as though it will either be the most advanced peice of software technology ever released or a huge disappointment. I think everyone is hoping like hell for the former. Should be fun, to boot.

Bob Edwards getting the boot
CNN.com - 'Morning Edition' replacing Edwards - Mar 23, 2004
Unbelievable. This is the voice on my alarm clock. I don't know how to feel right now. I need a latte.