Monday, October 27, 2003

Manic Monday (a la Larry King)

I gave my notice at Ruby Tuesday last night. The next two weeks should be fun, but mot as much fun as living on my solo income (please God, send me some wedding work SOON!).

Still hasn't snowed here YET, unlike in Massachusetts, but something tells me that it's a-comin' soon.

The Marlins won the World Series. Yay. Now, move out of the way so's I can watch some football. :P

Well, it appears next time Bill O'Really whines about the "liberal smear merchants" in our company, he'll have to include someone on the Fox payroll. Seriously, someone might get confused between Faux News and The Simpsons? Do they really think Americans are that stupid?

:watches Fox News for a second:

Never mind.

The wrap of the week: Chicken (or Worcestershire-seasoned tempeh), tomatoes and spinach, with hummus and pub cheese. Yummy!

Doctor's visit was fine. I need to lose a few lbs. and cut down on taking Sudafed (blood pressure); I also got samples of Allegra and medicine to calm my acid reflux, but otherwise I'm tip-top.

That's all for now.

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

General Hospital

An hour from now, I'll be headed to the doctor for a physical. First one I've had in a while. I'm a little nervous, but I should be okay. Right?

In other news, It's only 9 days until Halloween, and I have NO idea what I should dress up as. Anyone out there have some thoughts? Leave 'em in the comments section.

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

How to make a good muffuletta

So much happening, so little blogging time:

The weekend was okay, except for the fruitless trip to Boone. Kathy didn't get to have her voice lesson with her prof, for whatever reason. However, we did get to have lunch with my parents, who will hopefully be visiting us soon.

I am still getting over the depression of no Cubs-Red Sox World Series. I haven't seen a WS game yet, and don't plan to. If there were a way BOTH teams could lose it, I'd be satisfied with that.

Just a question: why didn't they offer courses like this when I was in college?

I'm still amazed at the lack of reaction by the public to the first Chinese taikonaut in space. Then again, I'm not at all surprised. When the US and USSR launched their first men into space, it was an entirely new experience. However, the Chinese are about 40 years late to the dance. There's talk that the Chinese are planning on sending men to the moon in the near future, but I don't think even that is going to excite the public re: space exploration.

Quick reviews of some recent DVD rentals/purchases:

Head of State: Funny movie. I just wish a presidential candidate would speak that directly. Hell, I wish any politician would do that.

White Oleander: Pretty good story, although it reminded me of a few women I've known in my life, and the tragedies they've suffered.

Minority Report: A good futuristic film noir. The plot twists were fairly standard, but nicely executed, I thought.

That is all; please return to your routine.

Friday, October 17, 2003


The Chicago Cubs losing their series to the Florida Marlins:


The Boston Red Sox losing to the New York Yankees:

Fuck! Fuck-fuck-fuckity-FUCK!!!

My dream of the perfect 100th anniversary World Series turning into the ultimate snoozefest:


Sidenote: If the Marlins end up winning the Series, I'm gonna be REALLY PO'd!


I just looked to see how my Friday Five came out (see below), and at the bottom of the page, the sitemeter read '666'! Yikers!!!!

the friday five

the friday five:
1. Name five things in your refrigerator.
1) butter
2) a pitcher of iced tea
3) Kathy's Caffeine-Free Diet Coke
4) leftover tuna casserole
5) a bottle of wasabi sauce

2. Name five things in your freezer.
1) a Stouffer's stuffed pepper
2) frozen corn
3) catnip
4) 2(?) bags of flour
5) a pound of hamburger

3. Name five things under your kitchen sink.
1) wasp killer spray
2) Murphy's Oil Soap
3) Brillo pads
4) bottles of liquid fertilizer
5) Sevin dust

4. Name five things around your computer.
I assume this is the home computer; now I just have to pick one of the computers. I'll do the one in Kath's office.
1) a guitar/voice amplifier
2) a filing cabinet
3) a sewing machine table
4) a gi-normous rubber ball
5) enough cat dander to choke a mule :)

5. Name five things in your medicine cabinet.
1) a bottle of dental pre-rinse
2) a jar of homemade salve
3) a bottle of Tylenol (extra strength caplets, store brand)
4) a box of slippery elm lozenges
5) toenail clippers

More on my feelings on the upcoming World Series later. :P

Thursday, October 16, 2003

A few links to while away the day...

Some of the links I have on my IE favorites at work. Enjoy them, be scared, whatever. :)

Icy Hot Stuntaz! This is a rap group that was brought to my attention on one of my favorite sites, You have to listen to the mp3s on this site. They're... breathtaking. LOL

The Finger- a Comprehensive Guide to Flipping Off: It's basically a history of the most famous hand gesture in history.

GoogleFight: Take two phrases, names or words, put them in the boxes provided, and voila!

Signmaker 2.3.1: Now you can make your own interstate signs!

The Bart Simpson chalkboard: If you don't want to make an interstate sign, howzabout making Bart write things on the chalkboard?

Best Error Message Ever! Click it and be amazed! :)

A Mapquested Middle Earth: for the Tolkien geek in you. Okay, for the Tolkien geek in ME!

Grudge Match! An oldie but goodie. Check the archives section for some of the greatest Grudge Matches ever.

Will Ferrell's greatest moments: This guy counts down Ferrell's best moments on Saturday Night Live. What's number one? Find out, and bring a cowbell!

The ORIGINAL Illustrated Catalog of ACME Products Supplying coyotes with defective skyrockets for over 50 years!

Click. Enjoy. React.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

A real update, for once

I know, I know, it's been a while since I've posted anything aside from links and memes, so I thought I'd put up a little bit about what's going on in my life.

Work is fine, although I'm still second-jobbing it at Ruby Tuesday, and haven't gotten any calls regarding weddings for the past month or so. Still there IS a potential gig in November. More info as it develops.

Kathy and I are still in the baby hunt. If things don't start developing soon... I mean, if she doesn't get preggers soon, we may seek the help of a fertility doc. In the meantime I am converting my office into a potential nursery.

Don't have much to say about the latest political happenings, except:
I think Ca-lee-fwoh-nyah is gonna get what it deserves in electing Gov. Ahnold.
I can't make up my mind whether I'm happy or sad about the Rush Limbaugh situation (could this be Schadenfreude?)
The war/peace in Iraq is getting ridiculous.
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is getting to the point that I will refuse to care about either side.

We finally identified the mysterious pet that hs been pooping in our basement. It's Lovecat. We're debating what to do about it.

Finally, a link for y'all. The NRA has apparently started a blacklist of people, businesses and organizations it considers anti-gun. Well if they want a blacklist, by God, I'm gonna make sure they get a blacklist.

click here

Friday, October 10, 2003

El cinco de jueves

Or, in English:
the friday five

1. Do you watch sports? If so, which ones?
I watch every now and again (when I have time). I'll usually watch baseball or football, or soccer on occasion.

2. What/who are your favorite sports teams and/or favorite athletes?
My favorite teams are the Pittsburgh Steelers (football), the Atlanta Braves (Baseball), any sport the University of South Carolina plays, and the US women's soccer team.

3. Are there any sports you hate?
I don't know if there's a sport I hate, but I don't like watching professional bowling or tennis. It's just the way I am.

4. Have you ever been to a sports event?
I've seen several sporting events live, on the high school and college levels. Professionally, I went to see a Braves game on my 21st birthday, and they promptly lost by something like 12-3. This was back in their "sucky" period.

5. Do/did you play any sports (in school or other)? How long did you play?
I never played any kind of intermural sport when I was in school. I did play soccer fairly well in middle school PE, but never got to strut my stuff against another school.

Anyway, more later on in the day.

Thursday, October 9, 2003


I had an eloquent and literate post I was going to write about Bill O'Reilly's appearance on "Fresh Air" last night, but my browser crashed and took it all bye-bye. >:(

So, I'm gonna make it short and sweet: O'Reilly is a whiny little girl (no disrespect to the whiny little girls out there).

For proof, go to the link below, click on the October 8 show, and listen to the idiocy unfold. If you are pressed for time, try to listen from the 40-45 minute mark.

Whatta maroon!

Monday, October 6, 2003


The Bizarre link of the day:
Don't say I didn't warn you.