Thursday, November 30, 2006
Christmas tree fire (the bunny! so tragic!)
Good old turkey fryer
And another thing I got in the mail, and article about writing sessions at Battlestar Galactica. It makes me feel queasy inside, but I've read it three times now.
Another use of the word literally, that is annoying though correct We all know people who use the word 'literally' as if it just intensifies the meaning of what they're saying rather than assures you they're not talking metaphorically (eg "I literally exploded with rage at that grammer mistake!"). And that's annoying. But I just heard someone say "if I have cable, I literally..... watch way too much TV." Not necessary to use 'literally' in that sentence!! Maybe she had been going to say "I literally watch TV 25 hours a day" but realized that was wrong, and the long pause after 'literally' was really her just thinking of what she would do, literally, if she had cable.
And finally, a story: two little girls, sitting on a bed reading Cosmogirl. One reads:
1: "What feature on your body are you most self-conscious about?"
2: Hmm..... I'm not really sure.
1: [appraises 2] Is it your big ears?
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
dad says the only people who don't have the proper respect* for his car are Mustang GT drivers. One more reason for me to get a Mustang!
*read "have the proper respect" as "abjectly kowtow"
Monday, November 27, 2006
Friday's "impulse buy" (pictured previous update) has this additional story: Our old TV would take between 30-1200 minutes to warm up, and also it would not tell you for sure if it was on-and-warming-up, off-but-on-standby, or completely off. So if you turned it "on" but lost faith in yourself after an hour or so of staring at the blank screen and pressed the power button again, you might be turning it off for real this time--but you won't know for sure until 30-1200 minutes have passed. Anyway, Thursday night we all as a family sat and stared at the TV for about 3 hours, talking mainly about whether or not we thought it was going to come on. Friday, dad got a new TV.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
US money isn't backed by any precious metals anymore, right? Most money in the
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Main Street is pretty depressing! Remind me never to get married, especially if it's the 1920s, and Illinois.
Today, I got to see an episode of Cleopatra 2525. No, I'd never heard of it, and now I know why! But it had Gina Torres.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
here's how it would go. "hmm, so you work in a pet store. yeah. what's that like? my cats really like you. probably because you smell like cat food. oh, you have bills and things like everyone else? oh, you like phish more than radiohead? that's a cool car you have there. oh, it doesn't run? is that why it's always parked outside your work/home? oh, right, you live in the pet store. yeah. what's that like? not that great? hmm. oh, you like dogs more than cats? well, let me just make my cat food purchase and be gone from here."
with this simple exercise, i become in control of these obsessive crush feelings! and you can, too! just think of a few minor things which in a real person wouldn't kill the relationship, but which sufficiently lop off the prettiest flowers of a crush.
i think i'm prepared to go cat food shopping this Sunday. Then the cats will have all the food they need when I go home for Thanksgiving.
Did you know they sell boxing bags at Bed Bath and Beyond? It's true. EVERLAST
maybe this is from all the meditative navel-contemplating we did in kundalini yesterday, but i'm having one of those days where i keep hearing eddie izzard in my head saying "what's all this, please?" not referring to an american indian headress, but rather to the whole entire material world around me.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Anyway, I'm going to invent a genre name, and then the appropriate musical style to go along with it. And I'm going to tell people about it at parties.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
I swear I had something to update. But nothing is coming to mind right now. Well, some things, but they seem so boring.
Remember in Willow when he threw that magic acorn at Bavmorda, but instead of turning her to stone, she caught it, and her arm momentarily turned to stone as she fought off the magic and crushed the acorn to dust? No? Well, anyway, that's my my arm kind of feels like right now. It's a combination of flu shot and miraculous and painful massage work on my shoulder. Really, I recommend this place highly.
At the theater, I saw a preview for a TV show that kind of made me laugh. It was only after the preview I realized it was a show for the girl we went out with in LA--we went out to celebrate the show's being picked up!
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
I'm just going to sum up the last few updates (now deleted) with this. There's nothing new here, don't get excited:
1) Darren Hanlon - Title Fight: Heart v Mind
2) Aqualung - Strange and Beautiful
3) BtVS - Under Your Spell
4) Leadbelly - Big Fat Woman
5) Yo La Tengo - Black Flowers
6) Radiohead - Lozenge of Love
7) Frente! - Labour of Love
8) PJ Harvey - Oh My Lover
9) David Bowie - A Better Future
10) Willie Nelson - Are You Sure?
11) Emiliana Torrini - If You Go Away
12) Rilo Kiley - Bulletproof
13) Moby - Why Does My Heart Feel so Bad?
14) The Delgados - Hate is All You Need
15) Ben Folds Five - Song for the Dumped
16) Madeleine Peyroux - Dance me to the End of Love
17) Darren Hanlon - Falling Aeroplanes
18) Belle & Sebastian - If You Find Yourself Caught In Love
Friday, November 03, 2006
Me: So the doctor said I have a low resting heart rate and asked if I run, and I said "No! I did that with my mind!"
Mom: Uh huh. Is that when he gave you the referral to the psychiatrist?
Me: No! That was.... uh, something different.
Woman to child at Chuy's [strong Texas accent]: "Tres" is Spanish for two!! And "leches" is Spanish for meats!