Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Blog review...

I just thought I'd mention a cool blog I found.

Jim's pretty cool, his blog has a myriad of diverse subjects (I like that in a blog). He blogs about food (good recipes) and debunks ads, schemes, offers etc. He also seems to be an avid cyclist (if you're into that sort of thing).

And thanks to Jim's blog, I found another interesting site... cockeyed.com.
Read The Torn Up Credit Card Application. Makes you think!
Oh, and the Mustard article is fun.

Monday, April 24, 2006

oh, give me a home...

I'm house sitting this week for "G"... a.k.a. "the smoldering ember". She's gone gambling. I've been told (by T) that I should just do this all the time... house sit that is. I told her I still need a base of operations.
I REALLY need to find myself a home.

I thought I had it covered... thought I had a place and a roommate. Alas, seems it's not to be.

Then I thought maybe... just maybe, I could get away with rooming with a friend of mine that's on his way to a break-up. But even being a purely platonic relationship... I guess that would cause all sorts of hoopla.

I guess I'm on my own.

I've been thinking about a place in the city. Me? In the city? Hmmm. But the price includes EVERTHING... electricity, cable, broadband, water, etc. And it's a COOL old building that they renovated and turned into apartments. Oh, I just don't know. I guess there's no REAL rush... but I'm spending oodles of money on gasoline driving from B.F.E. and back.

Somebody, help me decide!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

a kind of prison...

what will you do now?
revel in your misery?
willfully friendless.

you've insulated yourself
from pain, and from life.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Sexiest woman alive...

... in my opinion anyway!

The only thing that turns me on more than her body is her voice... I'm so jealous!
I love the song "Hips Don't Lie". You can hear it at her website.
It's on the Oral Fixation Vol. 2 CD.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Tell us how you really feel!

Found this at Waiterrant.

Way to go:
You guys RULE!
These employees at Blenz Coffee on Hastings in Vancouver let their (former) employer know "Your staff is tired of your attitude, your inconsideration, your ungratefulness, and lack of trust."
here are more links:

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

need conciliation...

in a state of flux
my mood flows this way and that
assuage my dark fears


There is a Hokusai exhibit
at the Smithsonian
March 4–May 14, 2006 in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

My logo pic at the top of the blog is:
Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji: Beneath the Wave off the Coast of Kanagawaby
(aka Great Wave)
by Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) Japan, Edo period, ca. 1830–1831
Color woodblock print; Image: 26.1 x 38.5 cm The Mann Collection, Highland Park, Illinois

Thanks, Scholar!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Where does the %#@* comma go anyway?

I'm also reading this right now and it is hilarious!

This quote from the book had me rolling in the floor:
"'Guess with whom I have a date Saturday Night'? People who talk like this, you and I well know, can't get a date at all. Ever. Most of them must make do with fuzzy memories of a middle school English teacher or with a surreptitiously acquired snapshot of the local librarian."

And did you know The Simpsons is the most grammatically and linguistically savvy show on television? It is, according to the author.

Oh, you're going to love the story about the panda that goes to Niagara Falls.

The answer to the title question? Where does the %#@* comma go anyway? Casagrande says, "Good News: No one knows how to use these things."

I Googled "The Simpsons" and "Grammar" and I found this blog:
HeiDeas Linguistics, science, books, movies, cartoons, what haveyou.
Pretty cool stuff.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Currently reading....

Library Journal
In a small California town, Molly and Neil Sloan wake in the night to find the world experiencing the communication breakdown and extreme weather phenomena that will presage an extraterrestrial annexation of Earth. Along with the assistance of some intelligent and intuitive dogs (a Koontz trademark), Molly and Neil try to save as many children as they can from being "taken" or killed outright. In The Taking, Koontz continues his ongoing exploration of the capacity of human nature for hope, goodness, and innocence in the face of evil.

The last one I read, By The Light of the Moon, was one of the best books I've read in a very long time. I hope this one is half as good.