Saturday, December 20, 2003

Funny of the day: Mark Green (former NYC mayoral candidate) on Joe Lieberman: "He's like Bruce Willis in "The Sixth Sense" - he's dead, but he doesn't know it".

I do believe Howard Dean will be the Democratic candidate for 2004....but I fear there to be huge dissent w/in the party, to the point that none of the current candidates will be chosen as a running mate. Can Bob Graham as possible VP help Dean (or whatever nominee) win Florida??

I have been a supporter of Dean for a long time more for his passion and backbone (something almost the entire democratic party lacks) than his experience. The anti-Dean ads running in S.Carolina (by fellow democrats, mind you) saying he can't rival Shrub in foreign policy experience. Um - did I miss all the opportunities Bush had dealing in foreign policy as TX governor?

Friday, December 19, 2003

Strom Thurmond's entire family (old and new) are laughable. The revelation of a black child, according to his niece is "like a blight on the family." ...and "for the first time in my life, I felt shame." Of course, the 'daughter' says it's not about money, but was well compensated for over 40 years (i.e. hush money???).

But I love a columnist for 'The State' newspaper saying that "The Thurmonds are the closest thing we got to royalty." EEEEEK

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

The director of telecommunications where I work has been signing off his emails like this:
Have a Blessed CHRISTmas, jim

Rebecca suggested I should respond - signing off my emails w/this:
And a Happy HANUASSHOLEKAH, robert

Sunday, December 14, 2003

What "naughty list" do you have to be on to deserve THIS as a present? I'd rather have coal.

Thursday, December 11, 2003

"Angels in America" is one of the most amazingly acted shows I've seen in a long time. Mary-Louise Parker (along w/everyone else in the show) is incredible - and of course, as some of you know - I've made out w/her in my dreams. But seriously folks - if you have the opportunity to check it out on HBO, do it.
Best DVD news in a long long time. It's about time. Now when is the SCTV material coming out?

Monday, October 27, 2003

So, Denton thinks that I was overly tired and cranky at one (only one?!) when we were in Vegas last week. He found it a tad bit excessive, when we passed some pre-teens in full make-up, jewelry and heels and I mutter - 'whores!'. I did it w/a good sense of humour - and though I've been 'blessed w/a voice that carries' (as my mother has told me) - I'm sure they didn't hear me......the little tarts.

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

I think if Jeb Bush insists on keeping someone on life support and goes to the state lawmakers to do so - he should be picking up the tab for the patient's care for as long as they need it. Maybe he should focus more on the 2000-3000 children in the state system who have gone missing. I guess the government can determine when life begins and when it should end - but if you're missing, exploited or abused inbetween those times, it's someone else's problem.

Monday, October 20, 2003

Vegas is a way. I was here first in 1992 and it was ok. I came back in 2000 and was really enthralled, but now I'm thinking that was b/c the huge change in the 8 years inbetween visits. It's fine now, but no huge changes in 3.5 yrs. I did, however, learn to play roulette - and that could be VERY dangerous.
Here was a revelation: while at a concert of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin and Dar Williams I was looking around and noticed everyone seemed so old! Well, old for a concert that wasn't Steve & Edie. It turns out, I'm around the same age as the people (give or take 10 yrs) that were in attendance. I says to Denton, I says - "is this us?". He confirmed it was. You know - I just don't feel as old as they look.

Monday, October 13, 2003

Spam Email Subject of the Week: National Orgasm Month. Aren't they all? I mean, really......

Thursday, October 09, 2003

Overheard at Borders the other day:

Clerk #1: 'Betty & Veronica'!? Did you know we sold 'Betty & Veronica'?
Clerk #2: Oh, yeah - definately!!

Clerk #1: How did you know that?
Clerk #2: Because they are SO HOT!!

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

You just have to believe that somewhere Maria Shriver is muttering ".....oh fuck!"

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Oh no! Margaret Cho has a blog!!!! And she's more consistent about her entries than either Becky or myself !! It's not always as funny as it could/should be - but it has it's moments.

Saturday, October 04, 2003

Here's hoping Al Franken writes Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Racist Drug Addicted Idiot.

Monday, September 29, 2003

Finally - some before/after pics of the kitchen. It's very tough to take pics in that kitchen, but it's what I got. Click here and go to 'my photos'

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Website of the week: click here!!!! I'd love to take credit for finding this (or would I ???), but Denton saw this on Tech TV's, The Screen Savers. Hear Mel talk as you open her doors (that's literally, not metaphorically). She definately has the monosyllabic words down. Hear how she longs for you to sign her guest book!! Tom Green couldn't have developed this if he wanted to!

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

So my big sis was in the Mark Hotel preparing for a wedding and lo and behold, who does she see in the lobby? His Holiness, The Dalai Lama. He was on his way to give a performance in Central Park. I'm guessing it was better than, oh, Diana Ross, but not as good as say, Simon & Garfunkel. Just a hunch. In all the excitment what my sister missed was the other celebrity in the lobby - Dolly Llama or who you might know by his non-female impersonator stage name: Richard Gere.

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

....and while I don't disagree w/Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas for wanting to change the Fries name from "Freedom" back to "French" at the restaurants located in the House (since it was a completely asinine thing to change initially), I can't help wonder: Is this the best use of our elected representative's time? Is THIS what their constituents are wanting?

While many will be out fighting this good battle, will anyone notice that $87 Billion has been given to the president?

Monday, September 15, 2003

LIES LIES LIES (yeah....there gonna get ya)

Not just a Thompson Twins song ya know. tracks lies and/or misleading statements made by Shrub. These might be on their website, but you can also sign-up for a daily email lie here.

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Dishwasher is in. Microwave got installed last night. We'll move the new range in tonite. Baseboards FINALLY get done on Friday. Is it possible we're close to completion of the kitchen???????

Saturday, September 06, 2003

Boy - now I've been pressured by Meredity to be more consistent in writing my blog. Her's is so great, how can I even compete? You should check it out here.

I always joke (?) that I'm going straight to Hell. A number of people I work with say the same thing. Could we all be way off base and actually BE in Hell already? I guess that would be a bit too literal for the Hall of Irony - wouldn't it?

Monday, August 18, 2003

The Great Blackout of 2003 is over. Not the worst thing that could have happened. It wasn't terrorism. It wasn't winter! It was inconvenient - but eh - whatta gonna do? Of course, it coincided with us, due to renovation, having no sink/disposal to get rid of our rotten food. Of course, we had no stove to boil water during the 'boil alerts'. I think the cats liked getting bottled water.

My mother (jokingly, I think) says it's all due to Mars being the closest to Earth in 66,000 years. DAMN those little green men! What will Kang and Kodos be up to next????????

Friday, August 15, 2003

You would think that'd I'd have 'The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" in my head (even though I'm in Ohio) - but I woke up w/Adam Ant's 'Goody Two Shoes' in my head. I never realized how annoying that song really was. ....and it REALLY is.

Thursday, August 14, 2003

Overheard @ dinner last night: "you pay peanuts, you get monkeys." But really, wouldn't it be elephants you'd get? I mean - if I paid bananas, I'd get monkeys.

Wednesday, August 13, 2003


I made it. I woke up this morning and had turned 40!! Not that I feel any different really. More mental stuff going about the big Four-O than I would have ever admitted to thinking would happen. ....of course, I never really thought I'd live to see 32 - so 40 is good.

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

So - the kitchen is still a mess. Though my anxiety attacks have decreased. I don't believe in NOT sweating the small stuff. I sweat everything.

Aimee Mann was a good distraction. A nice night - good music (well, the opening act was just downright annoying). No new songs - but lots of ones I like and NO Til Tuesday songs were covered. All is good w/the world........except for our kitchen.

Sunday, August 10, 2003

So, I haven't been blogging - a fact that was pointed out to me by Tom Green just the other day. I stand guilty as charged. Certainly nothing fun to report. Not funny anyway. It's been work work work - either at the office or at home (and I don't even want to start discussing the office part).

...and nothing goes as you plan - does it? The kitchen renovation is coming along slowly...but nothing is turning out like we thought. Maybe they never do - but it's frustrating. Cracked pipes under the sink....the new sink that doesn't fit (who knew that all sinks are now 25"W and since our bottom cupboards are from the '40s only support a 19" one - which, btw, do not exist anymore. So now we're on to looking at new cupboards (bottom only) - which will work better w/the countertop too. Still - you get in a mindset to get this shit done, and it's setback after setback. ......and the floor guys are coming on Wed to put down the new hardwood floor. tick tick tick - or reschedule the flooring. UGH.

Sunday, July 20, 2003

Whoa - it's been a coon's age since I've blogged. Holidays. Trip to Columbus. Visitors and family staying with us - it's been non-stop, but nice.

This weekend, back to work on the kitchen, while trying to keep up w/neglected yard work. Damn that show 'Curb Appeal'!

BTW...I suggest not taking a 2 and 4 yo to 'Finding Nemo'. It's not that it can't be distrubing for them - it can. But it's long. Not adult long - but it definately goes past their attention span. I missed parts of the movie (like how Nemo became missing), due to the up/down of the kids and trying to herd them. Now we'll have to see it as just adults either in the theatre or when it comes out on DVD. Ellen DeGeneres was great. I love Albert Brooks - but oy, was he annoying!

We also just got back from seeing Sheryl Crow @ Cain Park. It's nice to have a small-ish ampitheatre 1/2 mile from your house. She was pretty good - I must say (say in your best Ed Grimley voice).....though the place was overrun by lesbians. Who knew?

Thursday, July 03, 2003

Ok. I did it. The 2004 Election process is officially underway (in my world, anyway). I contributed to my candidate of choice: Howard Dean. At least 16 mos from E-Day - he's the most electable Democrat out there. I swore I would not continue to contribute to the Democratic National Committee until the Dems got some backbone (and balls) and played hardball. I wrote them to that effect also, not that I have gotten any response. So, instead of giving to the DNC, I gave directly to Dean.

I cannot fathom having Shrub in office for a day longer than Jan 20, 2005, but until Dean, no democrat seems willing to take him on - except Dennis Kucinich, who has 0% chance of getting elected.

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

I know I've been lame about actually blogging lately. It's been an up and down few weeks....and I've felt that I've had nothing clever to say. Most of the people who read this know me and what's been going on - but for those lurkers out there....

One of my sister's was in town and a few times most, if not all, of us were together (5 siblings, their spouses, 8 of their kids and our parents) - which is a scary prospect for anyone who knows us. Most of the time we (as a family) were well behaved, but we had our moments. One said to me about another of my sisters - 'she looks just like Aunt Ginny', to which I replied, 'that's possibly the meanest thing you've ever said!'. But we laughed. Not a quiet moment for days. Last night was a good night on the couch w/beer and the Gilmore Girls....and peace and quiet.

I've been doing a casual (?) job search for awhile now - and have had some good offers that weren't right at the time, but I'm sorta regretting not taking some of them. A new offer, which I did take and I did want, was rescinded due to some political arm wrestling. They happened to be a big vendor for my current employer. The only one to get screwed, was (shock) ME.

But the highlight of the month will definately be heading to Columbus this weekend! Friends, Friends Friends....and beer. So excited. Unfortunately, Denton cannot join us which makes us all sad.

Friday, June 27, 2003

I just have to assume that the US Supreme Court ruling on sodomy killed Strom Thurmond. Literally.

Thursday, June 19, 2003

Denton is on a business trip in NY. On a free evening, he dropped down to my sister's house to visit. He called first - he's not socially rude! So, when my sister gets off the phone with him, my 6yo niece, Maddie, goes - "who was that?". Adrienne tells her and that Denton is on his way. She freaked and goes, "Oh mom, you just broke my head!". Ade had to think about that for a minute and asks, "Do you mean - blew your mind?". Of course, Maddies is also the girl who decided to call EZ-Pass (NYs electronic toll device) EZ-Ass. Gotta love her.

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Day #1 back at work and in my absence my staff decided to put up a board with everyone's pictures on it. I can live with that. When it came time for them to take my picture, before I could even react, I get the comment: "oh don't worry, ALL of them are ugly". Was I just called 'ugly' preemptively?

Friday, June 13, 2003

We had a great day in Lenox. We ate at a quaint little diner for b-fast - but they didn't seem to have 'James Taylor Special' plate today. Too bad - I would have gotten it w/a side of 'Carly Simon'. But after a trip to Great Barrington, Andrew, Rebecca, Denton and myself went out to a faboo restaurant for diner - Firefly. Afterward it was to a bar at a neighborhood inn. Live entertainment - which is always iffy at best. He started off w/some Beatles and swiftly went into some James Taylor: to which, a man at the bar audibly said, "well, THAT'S it, I'm outta here!". This had the four of us laughing - Becky and myself almost uncontrollably. I just chimed in - '....and I'm right behind you...'.

But we did have good conversation, great food, decent wine - and then beer. What more could we want? I hate to see the trip end - at least the Lenox portion.....but work does await. ....and so does Kylie and Tovah!

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

On the road again......

Ok, Boston is a nice city, but not one for me. DC, NYC, Portland, SF, San Diego...and yes, even L.A. I could live in. Boston is not one of these. I can't say why exactly. It just didn't work for me, whether it be the public transport system, the ease of getting around or the too frequent Dunkin Donut sites EVERYWHERE.

On the other hand, Lenox is a beautiful town and nice people. Denton and I have have been enjoying our time w/Rebecca, Andrew and Jane - along with the various other citizens we have met. The 1.5 bottles of wine I had at dinner alone, I'm sure, had little to do w/how much I liked people and things - but you never know.

I love my friends - truly. The ease, the fun, the everything. I am so looking forward to early July like you wouldn't believe.

Thursday, June 05, 2003

I just haven't been blogging, have I? It's been a busy week - and frustrating too. Not NYT editor or Martha Stewart frustrating - but just normal person/everyday frustrating. The kitchen re-do is underway and phase I of a seemingly successful job interview. But trying to get ready for Lenox/Boston is not happening easily. Laundry. Packing. Trying to recover an entire 40g hard drive. Oy. I need this time away. Denton does too. Of course, I'll obsess about the cats being alone. What to do? What to do?

Sunday, June 01, 2003

I love (heavy sarcasm) the pictures of Mr. & Mrs. Shrub at the death camps in Poland. If only he looked half that concerned while at the death chambers in Huntsville. Whatta frickin' hyporcite.

Sunday, May 25, 2003

The NYT reports some lame group (my description - not theirs) named Smile Mania is having an event calling the Great American Grump Out. Bite Me !!!! 'Negativity makes us sick and keeps us sick', says some member, possibly the founder. Fran Lebowitz says she prefers the term 'realist' - which made me laugh b/c that's the term I've been using for myself for years. Ask anyone who's interviewed me (and there have been plenty of those). It's not denial - it's the truth. The only thing I don't like about the idea of being a Grump is being lumped in with the likes of Andy Rooney, Dennis Miller and Gore Vidal (as Lisa Simpson says - he's already kissed more boys than I ever have). Surely there's better company than that. ...or maybe I'm just being grumpy.

Friday, May 23, 2003

Morrell Wine (and Morrell Wine Bar) has opened a new restaurant in the Flatiron district. The NYT has given it a favorable review. Oh - did I mention that it is owned by my brother-in-law and his family? I guess this is a shameless plug. Oh well....... it's my blog, I can do as I please.

Thursday, May 22, 2003

A few interesting stories via NPR's Morning Edition in the last day. There are two sort of interconnected as the gov't piddles aways any real attempt a homeland security: one dealing with airport security (or the lack thereof) and the second about the missing Texas democrats. Scroll down to stories 11 & 12 respectively

Also Marketplace had a great news story on the breakdown of what the $350 billion dollar tax break won't get you (story #2)

I can't even bring myself to talk about yesterday's NPR story on the U.S. plans to manufacture small nuclear weapons that are detonated well below the earth's surface to blow up anyone hiding in a shelter of any kind. Who says the Cold War is over?

Sunday, May 18, 2003

Denton and I went to go see A Mighty Wind last night. It was cute - but not as accessible as Best In Show. We decided it probably gets funnier w/each viewing ala Waiting For Guffman. I'm assuming one of the reasons the theatre was empty was b/c of The Matrix Reloaded opening weekend. Though, the only other two people in the theatre when we got there did think I was funny when I walked up to their aisle and asked if they could move down.

...and upcoming previews - oy! what a bunch of crap that's coming out!!! Kate Hudson. Luke Wilson. "When Harry Met Emma" - or such some sh*t. Who greenlights this stuff ?????

Saturday, May 17, 2003

I said this when it happened a month or so ago - but Cox New Service is reporting that BBC Correspondents will report that the Jessica Lynch 'rescue' was more a staged Hollywood stunt. Even a doctor who treated her initially is saying though she had some broken bones - there was no evidence of any gunshot wound. I can't believe the Bush administration didn't insist on having her shot first before 'saving' her (on video, i might add) and parading the story to anyone and everyone who would carry it. ...and naturally, the story is buried on page 11A of the Plain Dealer - and I can only find it on-line in a Salt Lake City newspaper.

Thursday, May 15, 2003

I've been reading a book called The Nose. I'm not too far into it, but I've already covered biblical references and some history of smells (did you know g-d had a favorite smell?). Right now I'm at the middle ages where we are going through the bubonic plague (or Becky, is it plaque?). Though we've all read about the plague being passed via fleas and rats, I surely would have remembered if more vivid descriptions of conditions were ever given. In The Nose, there are very vivid portraits of the times. I can't believe that it hasn't given me nightmares.

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

We had a disaster drill this morning. I won't say we failed miserably - but I wouldn't call it an overwhelming success. Of course, with this type of drill, there is no way of declaring successful - so I just have to get over that right now! Normal drills used to be tornadoes, bus or plane crashes. Now, they are bombs, bio-terror agents, and this time - a Smallpox or SARS like scenario. So you have multiple people presenting w/vague symptoms on-going during the day. Most symptoms are the same as colds, flu, etc - so by the time someone notices a pattern BOOM: you, your staff and your organization have been exposed. ....and the real sad thing is: the adrenaline rush of doing a drill w/multiple would victims just wasn't there.....

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Thank g-d, the sunroom is pretty much done. Painting the ceiling and walls took only hours. Painting the trim and 156 window panes another two weeks. Even ordering the carpet in advance didn't speed things up since it took 3 wks for installation. But it's in now and we moved the furniture back in tonite. It looks so different, and so nice. And we have that new carpet smell. ...and the cats are happy. What more could we want? Now onto the deck, or living room, or kitchen.
It's been forever since I've been on here. Gotta get going on this - and updating my site, overall. But for the few who do access this page - I thought they might enjoy this Bizarro comic.

Tuesday, May 06, 2003

It's been a bit since I've blogged - but haven't had much to say. Well.....that's not true, but what I've wanted to say about one of my family members I couldn't put in print. Well...that's not true either. Anyway - here's an fun editorial from the NYT from Paul Krugman.

Thursday, May 01, 2003

(AP) WASHINGTON, April 30 — Ten days before Timothy J. McVeigh was executed for the Oklahoma City bombing, lawyers for F.B.I. laboratory employees sent an urgent letter to the attention of Attorney General John Ashcroft, saying a crucial prosecution witness might have given false testimony about the security of forensic evidence

YIKES! Ok - do I think McVeigh was probably guilty as hell? Yes. Do I think it's probably one step closer for Ashcroft & Co to diminish any and all of our civil liberties? Abso-f*ckin-loutely!!!!

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

What the hell is up w/Madonna and rapping? 'Pliates-lattes-shotties-hotties-bodies'? She makes 'moon-june-spoon' seem downright eloquent. She also makes true rappers really seem like artists.

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

The 'man' has NO shame. None. Nil. Zero. Zilch.

(AP) WASHINGTON, April 21 President Bush advisers have drafted a re-election strategy built around staging the latest nominating convention in the party's history, allowing Mr. Bush to begin his formal campaign near the third anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and to enhance his fund-raising advantage, Republicans close to the White House say.
Thanks to Rebecca for pointing me toward Jim Brady's site. A NYT article sites legislation that will grant the gun industry nationwide immunity from virtually all lawsuits. Guess that's the govt's way of saying, "Take *that* Columbine!"

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

I think it's safe to say the demise of Freedom of Information Act can't be too too far behind this. Sad. Sad. Sad.

Monday, April 21, 2003

(part 7 and final) MORTY DID IT !!!! (as if we had any doubt). 03:52:52 (chip time - whatever the difference is was 03:49:04). 7534 out of 17566 who started. CONGRATULATIONS MORT. We're all so proud of you.
(pt 6) OH - he's so close. 35K @ 3:03:01!!! GO MORTY!!
(pt 5) Morty @ the half-way mark: 1:45:17 EXCELLENT!!!!!! ...but I don't think he's gonna win it.
(pt 4) He's hit the 15K mark @ 1:14:03 (ain't the internet great?)
(pt 3)...and just 49 minutes into it, Morty hits the 10K mark. Will Ferrell - nowhere to be seen.
(pt 2)
Morty makes it to the 5K in 0:24:08. At this rate he'll make his projected time of 3:30:00 - actually better than that. Will Ferrll (ex-SNL) doesn't seem to have made it to the 5 K mark yet.
....and they're off. Well....8 minutes ago. Can you believe Morty hasn't completed the first 5K? What a slacker!!!!! I hope he at least caught up w/the people in the wheelchairs.

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Question posed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer (like Monday Moanings - but more specific): What should the United States do about Syria.

Answer #1: "I think we shoud use all the leftover bombs - the ones we used against Iraq and all the ones we captured from Iraq - and bomb Syria with them."
Answer #2: "It's very simple: They're next, and anyone else who wants to follow."
Answer #3: "...Go get 'em, Mr. Bush."

Sometimes I hate living in Ohio. I say - let Mr. Shrub 'got get 'em'. But no one else should unless Mr. Shrub goes himself.
What the hell is Donald Rumsfeld doing at a Washington Wizards game? Well, for one, apparently not paying attention to any defense issues the country might have. Secondly - presenting Michael Jordan with a flag that flew over the Pentagon. I guess that must be for all the years MJ served in the armed forces.
Jesus is a bit more athletic than I ever imagined. He doesn't seem to need any protective gear - but then again, he's Jesus. But then by that measure, he really wouldn't need ski poles either - would he?

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

So now that we pretty much have a new U.S. Territory in Iraq, it seems we're on to Syria. Voila, now Syria is supposedly hoarding and/or creating weapons of mass destruction. What a shock! What a surprise!! You know, just like ALL the WMD we found in Iraq. Just like ALL those chemical and biological agents and all those nuclear arms. Now we're going to threaten and eventually take Syria for the exact same 'reason'?

WHEN will someone call the Bush administration on this? Since the american media seems to be controlled by our government lately, I'll assume it won't be them. They trot out the pictures and the stories Shrub wants us to see (flowers for all the soldiers from the Iraqi people.....yay! our heroes!!!).

I'll also assume that Shrub & Co. figure they have the armed forces over there anyway - there's no reason not to get the most out of them, since we paid billions to ship them there in the first place.

Look out Iran - it seems you'll be next !!!! Hell, the same probably goes for you Jordan, Egypt, Greece & Luxembourg too.

Monday, April 14, 2003

I'm a busy 'lil blogger today. I saw a news blurb earlier, but Denton (thanks, once again) directed me to this link from The Nation. Hot Dogs, Censorship and Apple Pie, indeed.
MS Word trick of the day (thanks to Denton): When creating a Word document w/a table, try this: type +-----------+------------+-----------+ then hit 'enter'
Haven't really looked at any of the news sites today - but had a meeting with some security folks (who are not prone to paranoia) and they truly believe that SARS is laboratory-made attempt as a Weapon of Mass Destruction that went ka-flooey. You know, even in this day and age, it never occured to me that this might be the cause of SARS. I wouldn't say I'm the most trusting soul around (agreed, everyone?), so I guess I'll just chalk it up to possible stupidity on my part.

Wednesday, April 09, 2003

Altered State of the Union address. Or IS it?
If you ever want to hear someone from the GOP so blinded by his party and towing their line and take a listen to Congressman Jack Kingston's laughable (not intentional) rant about how Europe has made the U.S. look bad in the eyes of the world with anti-American rhetoric. Go here for the audio.

Saturday, April 05, 2003

Oh - that line from the Mary Tyler Moore show keeps creeping in to my head. It's an episode when WJM is supposed to go to the Teddy awards, and Mary has a cold. And Mary says about colds: 3 days coming. 3 days with you. 3 days going. Well, I'm on day 8. Could this possibly mean only one more day to go?

Thursday, April 03, 2003

I'm tired of Jessica Lynch. Or, I'm tired of media talking about Jessica Lynch. I think the Matt & Katie Show had 30 minutes exclusively about her. It stopped being 'news' (if you can even call it that) 2 days ago. ...and would it be this much infotainment if it were a man? The networks are whores.
Just back from seeing Annie Lennox in concert in Detriot. Scary town, that Detroit, but the concert was incredible. I love Annie Lennox and I figured - when would I get the chance to see her - since she's never really toured outside the Eurythmics. A great, albeit, short set. Only regret: that Jon couldn't have joined us.

On the way back to Cleveburgh - Denton and I stopped by the neighborhood I lived in from ages 2-5. Many things have changed in the last 34 yrs - but amazingly, just as many have not. No maps. No directions. And I got there just fine. I guess that's the blessing/curse of my memory.

Monday, March 31, 2003

I lie here trying to sleep - and keep hearing this rattle in which I thought was my throat. I now think it's my lungs. Every five-ten seconds. Not always on an inhale or exhale. As I try to rest - the noise gets louder and louder, or at least seemingly so. Making it impossible to really rest. A respiratory chinese water torture. What will the night time hours have in store for me?
UGH. Day 3 (or is it 4?) of feeling ikcy. I think I have gotten a total of 6 hrs of sleep in the last 2 days. I can't breathe. Snot for days. And though don't feel feverish - every so often break out into a sweat as if a fever is breaking. Maybe I have SARS. Though I haven't been to Hong Kong, I did have chinese food not that long ago. : )

Sunday, March 30, 2003

Happy Birthday Jack Z !!!
well, it's definately a cold and not allergies. of course, all the decongestant and other drugs are playing havoc w/my sleeping habits. It was dream central last night for the few hours I actually slept. They were somewhat integrated and I don't know why or how - but it had to do w/a death of one of the characters of 'That '70s Show' (which I don't watch) and Rob Lowe's character on 'The West Wing' (which I do watch) running over a puppy. I know the '70s show is supposed to be a comedy, but the phrase that kept creeping into my dream was '....on a very special epsiode of....' which just reeks of 'Afterschool Special'.

The Rob Lowe dream kept trying to figure out how to put positive spin on him running over a puppy while the other 7 in the litter watched - along w/their owner. I must have been a staffer in his office trying to come up w/some good view of this. Of course, everyone knows, that I don't find running over puppies good - no matter what.

Saturday, March 29, 2003

Happy Birthday Jon !!!!
Blobby's feeling blucky. Not sure if I got a cold comin' on or allergies. All icky - and of course, we went from a 70 degree day yesterday to predicted snow today. UGH. I guess 'out like a lion' is going to be the case this year.

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

What does it all mean when you dream of doing one-on-one education about HIPAA to Linkin Park's lead singer? I gotta watch what I eat before I go to beddie-by.

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Frank Rich had an interesting article in Sunday's NYT. You didn't have to see 'Chicago' to appreciate it - but it helps.
I had to laugh while listening to a report on Marketplace (PRI....Public Radio International). John Dimsdale is reporting on the Bush administration publically denouncing Russia for their allowing the sale of military equipment to Iraq. Shrub says it's a violation of U.N. treaties/sanctions. I was literally screaming at the radio: HELLOOOOOO.....doesn't the U.S. violate U.N. rules (i.e. WAR) when we damn well feel like it???? Luckily, this wasn't lost on the Russian gov't, since Mr. Dimsdale reported on that too.

Monday, March 24, 2003

Saturday, March 22, 2003

It's a bit upsetting to know that the U.S. has used 3 x the amount of cruise missles in the first 3 day of war than they did for the entire Gulf War in 1991 !! ...and doesn't it just seem odd that *if* Iraq had all these weapons "we" claim they do and were getting the shit kicked out of them, wouldn't they use some of them? any of them?

Of course, another upsetting thing is Carly Simon doing the music to 'Piglet's Big Movie'.
Quote of the Day: "I just wish people would be more aware of the potential consequences of the decisions being made by our government...instead of, you know, worrying about what one of the Dixie Chicks said about the president". - Steve Kerr, guard from the San Antonio Spurs
Movie selection this time of year isn't all that good when you have to choose between 'View From the Top' and 'Piglet's Big Movie'. I think we're gonna go see 'Piglet'.

Friday, March 21, 2003

Thursday, March 20, 2003

I've got Aimee Mann song lyrics in my head that won't leave - and no, '1-2-3' will not make it go away. I'm not even sure I *want* them to go away. It is from her song 'The Moth': "...and nothing fuels a good flirtation, like need and anger and desperation.." When you think about all the flirtations you've had - isn't it really 100% true?
I find it incredibly amazing (in a good way) that someone like Rachel Corrie can hold so strongly to her convictions (whether viewed right or wrong) that she lays down her life for it. And get this - not even for her own country.

The most we see in this country is someone living in a tree so loggers can't cut it down or driving a tractor to D.C. and shutting down the entire Mall. We have protests against war that are by-and-large ignored by the government (here to serve their constituents? je think not) and the media
"WAR-huh. Good g-d now! What's it really good for? Absolutely nothing. Say it again." Edwin Starr (and to a lesser extent - Bruce Springsteen) were right.

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Michael Moore (or Roger Ebert, as Becky likes to call him) says out of the 535 members of Congress, only ONE has a child enlisted in the armed forces. I guess that means: 'War is OK, as long as it's not MY kid!'
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