Tuesday, January 31, 2006


One month down - 11 more to go.

The holidays seemed like a lifetime ago. Summer seems like a lifetime away. Not to be too philosophical (or morbid) about the entire thing but........................I woke up this morning w/the 'why bother' attitude. (Sorry Dith - didn't mean to steal your thunder!)

I mean - so I get up and go to work. Why? Forced to go to work to pay for things until I die. Who the f*#% came up w/this system??? Is this our greatest meaning/purpose in life?

With all the creation in the endless and expanding universe - the miracle of space/time and here we are in the salt mines (but not the WV coal mines!). I mean - I do have it better than many. I'm not cleaning septic tanks for a living or anything.

I'm not so sure the dozens of theories that surround Lost are way off. Maybe this isn't life. Maybe it is our afterlife. Our purgatory. Or our hell.

Maybe it's just performance evaluation time and I have to write and administer 22 of them. I guess that shouldn't be ruled out.

Monday, January 30, 2006

What is up w/Thin Mints?

It's the only thing I can attribute to my dreams. It happened again after eating a 'few' (hey! it's all relative!!!!) thin mints. Last night was even worse than before. Ok - maybe not 'worse' - but strange.

Carly Simon (in dress and heels) doing the laundry for a guy named Ehrhard Langer. Ehrhard and I went to school from 4th to 8th grade. I've never seen him since. Ehrhard was always a big kid for his age - not fat. Just big. But last night I found the secret to his size. He wore padding everywhere. I found this out as Carly was getting ready to do his wash. We laughed that I knew his secret.

Somewhere later, it segued to two of my sisters. One was drawing this on her walls:

The other sister was altering it behind her - w/out the other's knowledge.

There were other parts to the dream. I know I should have written them down when I woke up - but I didn't.

But really - how can you top Carly Simon doing someone else's laundry? At least she wasn't singing!

Friday, January 27, 2006

Now Here I Go Again.....

Ah dreams. So weird. Rarely wonderful.

So, last night I was intent on catching this little little scorpion. I could hear it. He talked. He was almost microscopic and people were afraid he would get stepped on. But I scooped him up on a piece of paper the way one would do to a spider they planned to set free. He wanted and needed to be rescued. But stung me anyway...then scampered off.

Naturally I thought about the scorpion and the frog tale. I had only myself to blame. And I swear I could feel my one hand going numb - but that was probably just Tovah sleeping on it, as she is apt to do.

You'd think that'd be enough. But there was at least one more dream - possibly two. I can't be sure if they were part of the same dream or separate.

I was crossing a stream that became a huge flowing body of water. Could feel myself getting pulled w/the current, knowing if I lost my balance, I would go downstream. The water was brown and murky. It looked cold. There were other people doing as I was - but all were women in dresses. Professional dress. Possibly on their way to work at the building on the other side of the water. (yes! I had to pee very very badly when I woke up! what of it??)

I believe it was that building where I walked into the glass offices. It was me - but clearly not me. You know - it WAS a dream. I knew I didn't officially work at said office, but I could hear the boss-like man telling others he didn't want me there. But he got protests b/c I gave such great massages.

Did I mention that my Girl Scout Cookie order came in yesterday - and that I had maybe 5 thin mints before bedtime?

Thursday, January 26, 2006


My little statcounter is great. Not only do I know how many people have been visiting the site - I can drill down to states/countries that have visited me. It does make me proud.

It also makes me wonder how you all got here. Mostly a fluke, I would imagine. Your Google searches for certain topics, probably bring up some key word or phrase I've been ranting about. Then you click on it to see and then the inevitable 'hey! what the hell?'.

Out of the last 100 hits to the site - you came from 21 different states and 9 different countries (a shout out to the folks in the UK, Israel, Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico, Italy, Canada, France and of course, the U.S.). Now that I know I have an international fanbase, oh the pressure should be on. But it's not. I just have to be the same old Blobby I've always been. Can't let this go all to my head ya know.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Oh Marky Mark

Sorry - but is there anyone hotter in show business than Mark Feuerstein? Ok....probably. But still! Not quite sure what this is all about - but at least he shows his hairy hairy chest (albeit briefly).

Friday, January 20, 2006

More Brokeback Crap

A Texas newsman raised some eyebrows — and some hackles — with some off-color jokes about “Brokeback Mountain” stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

While discussing movie awards, KENS-TV anchorman Chris Marrou of San Antonio quipped “Why didn’t they just give one of those guys from ‘Brokeback Mountain’ best actress?”

Executive News Director Kurt Davis called the comment “unscripted” and apologized “for whatever statement that may have offended any segment of our audience,” according to MySanAntonio.com

Thursday, January 19, 2006

TRUER WORDS........(part II)

...and if there is any doubt of me burning in hell.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


I mean - if you believed in Chr-st at all. (though the likness of the non-chr-st guy to Reagan is more than a bit creepy!)

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Site of the Month

Provided to me from Benton ummm....Denton. Google has some new mash-ups that are kind of cool.

Go ahead. Click anywhere on the map. And then a second time. It will calculate the best route (mostly) from point A to B. I have found some ways that are better - but still not a bad little tool. And works on cellphones too - though it's tough to navigate a map via cellphone.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Black Cadillac

Rosanne Cash has a new disk coming out next Tuesday (1/24). Granted, I've only heard three songs from it - but it seems pretty decent and she usually puts out a good disk.

Capitol's website has the three songs for sampling along w/a streaming video on the disk - the making of said disk and the death of her parents (Johnny was her dad, ya know) and how it related to the content.

Personally, I love the title track. The bass line alone is great. But the horns that are brought into it at the end are very "Ring of Fire"-ish.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Saturday, January 14, 2006


Nothing against Jack H's submission for the earlier poster. This one is similar - but a cuts a little more to the core, which naturally makes it funnier!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

San Jose

I'm sitting here w/cable radio on in the background and Dionne Warwick (you know - the Singing Skull) is singing. To be honest, I know the words - but never really listened to the words.

Though it's not her fault - did no one get Burt Bacharach an editor or question his storytelling skills? "I was born and raised in San Jose". "I've got lots of friends in San Jose".

Then what the f*ck is she asking directions for? ...just something to ponder.

Yes, we saw it (actually weeks ago - I'm just late in posting this). Yes we loved it. Go buy a ticket. I joked that I was going for the cruising.

It was quite odd in a way. Cleveland only has 3 theatres showing the movie. Turns out Cleveland isn't Chicago, NYC, L.A. or DC. 40 people in the theatre. Granted it was a 12:30p showing....but still. Everyone getting tickets appeared to be going to see 'Cheaper by the Dozen II' (so good they had to make a sequel of a remake!). It was almost like going into a porn movie...um......I've heard!!!! "Two for 'Brokeback Mountain' please" - and just two guys going in together.

Odd that the person selling popcorn asked what movie we were there to see. WHEN has any concessions attendant asked you anything but 'would you like to have a large popecorn - it's only $0.50 more'?

But the movie is good. Very good. And though no one snickered, laughed or 'ewwwwwed' at any of the scenes, the jokes start coming. Here are two visual ones
The Shrub one courtesy of Jack H. in Chicago. The Marlboro and Skeletor ones just come from somewhere on-line.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Jon Stewart on the Acadmey Awards

I missed this on The Daily Show, but caught it as a snippet in the 'Week in Review' from the NYT. Just made me bust out laughing.

I was allowed to host the Oscars this year, and I'm very excited about that. It feels like winning the Heisman. No guarantee of how you're going to do in the ballgame or in your career afterward, but it is something they can't take away from you, unless you go crazy and kill your ex-wife and a waiter. And even then, it is pretty hard to take it away from you.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Hurricane Aftermath

Months later and the media coverage is unrelenting. Here is just a little more of the devastation that Katrina has brought. Will the hell never end???

(thanks to Tom G.)

Wednesday, January 04, 2006


I know that nobody has seen this or the ones who have think it's funny. But it is. It's actually frickin' funny. Fox will most likely cancel it while keeping Pam Anderson's boob-fest running, even though it has lower ratings. I guess tits sell. I mean.......what would *I* know about that.

But if you don't watch it - at least visit the website to save the show. If nothing else, maybe Showtime will take notice and pick it up.

Do it for the children. And by children, of course, I mean ME!