Tuesday, May 28, 2002

Happa: ALL our prayers are with you as we hope for the BEST case scenario for you...
Let me just put this to bed right now. I finally saw Star Wars Episode two and it most definitely DID NOT suck. Well, let me qualify that. Compared to Episode One it was Oscar Worthy, Compared to Return of the Jedi It was still Reasonably good, but compared to Star Wars and Empite Strikes back is was merely ok. But still. After the steady degrade of quality over the last couple movies it was WONDERFUL to see such an improvement, especially considering we are talking about a move that we know the general ending to in advance. People don't realize that part of it. A lot of wind is taken out of the sails of a movie when the plot is already known ahead of time. Hell, a lot of people won't even see a movie if they find out how it turns out. To make a movie where EVERYONE pretty much knows how it's going to turn out and still have it be worth seeing is quite nice. No it didn't have the tightest story in the world, but it was light years ahead of the crap-addict debacle that Episode 1 was even if you can sit and name 50 plot holes in it.

Miss you all!

As Always...

Friday, May 24, 2002

Take the What
animal best portrays your sexual appetite??

I type this with a smile, almost being able to read the reaction Ghost might have. But even though he may not want or need anyone to defend him or any..blah blah blah.... Look I can just restate it all im my own particular...particular... "Idium sir?" Yes that's it. Instead of doing that and wasting time I'll just say that I get Ghost's points and feel identically.

Related Opinion About The News and Media in General:
It's naive to deny human nature and why things wind up being "Newsworthy". There is no journalistic integrity in the news anymore, economics won't allow it. What will sell is gossipy sensational crap. It's about who has the raciest headlines and the nastiest pictures. In a world where the death of princess Dianna gets 4 pages, front and back and The death of Mother Theresa gets only 2 paragraphs on page 17, you don't need many more indicators of the inequity rampant not just in the media, but in society in general because frankly as Americans we are so overwhelmed by toys and technology and so many choices that we are almost over-stimulated to numbness and therefore more interested in the goings on of others rather than making and concentrating on decisions in our own lives. We are two-faced in this country or maybe just this part of it. We rant and rave and complain about the crap on TV, the crap in the news and the crap in magazines, but we still buy, read, and watch those things anyway. If we all started finding something else to do or to buy whenever those types of headlines and shows appeared, they would stop. We wouldn't need rediculous Bible-thumpers trying to terrify and threaten everyone into taking away our choices so that we make the right ones. Maybe in some ways they are right, I think making your actions match your words is the mark of maturity and integrity and I do not believe most people really posess that. I think most people are wasting so much time and energy rebelling against their parents and their jobs and their partners and their children that when faced with their actual flaws, people tend to just get suddenly tired, say "fuck it" and reach for the remote control.

I'm not saying everyone, but I do think most people. I also am not saying that there are people who NEVER have to struggle with these things. I am saying that for many, things are WAY out of proportion like 20% of the time meeting your needs and 80% of the time bitching or losing yourself into some mindless endeavor... Hell you're free to do it. This country is great and that is one reason why, but maybe one day you'll wake up and realize that half your life has passed you by and maybe you need to turn off the TV and put down that rag....

Thursday, May 23, 2002


Wednesday, May 22, 2002

It always amuses me when Happa swears... I don't know why, but it makes me giggle... :-)

Happa, I've seen maternity ward, that is not a show you necessarily want to watch while eating dinner. Nuff said...

I often consider writing poems on the blog, but sometimes drop the idea if the titles that pop into my head are too strange. I thought I'd share some of the rejected ones with you:

"The coconut crotch"
"Bill Withers and the grapefruit organ"
"Smudge monkey"
"Periwinkle the bloated piper"
"When the moon smells like cottage cheese, it's time to take a bath"

Okay, so there you have it. Obviously there is a rigorous quality control that goes on behind the scenes here and I hope you all appreciate it! :-)

As always...

Monday, May 20, 2002

Skye: Thanks buddy, if we Mike has Magic night this Wed. I'll be there.

Everyone else: Miss you all. Sorry I haven't blogged (I am sure you're all broken hearted), I have been learning to write programs and have had my brain burning non-stop for weeks. Although I must admit, learning as you go is FAR more productive than classes for me. I must say though and it bears repeating: "There is NOTHING you can't find on Google." Google has given me as much of my program as all the reference books and people combined. Goodle is good, love Google...

Wednesday, May 15, 2002

Happa, If I said I was going to "Brush up on my Japanese" most people who know me would assume I was talking about dinner. It's amazing how many different levels life can be lived on... :-)
Wrote a nice sincere blog about fatherhood... Even copied it. Blogger ate it. I couldn't paste. Windows hates me.

Fuck blogger...and oatmeal...

Friday, May 10, 2002

Look, SHUT UP! Just listen damnit. Go....Read...Laugh...

Wednesday, May 08, 2002

And for all who care:

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.

manicotti (Click here to read it yourself)

SYLLABICATION: man·i·cot·ti


NOUN: 1. Pasta in large-sized tubes. 2. A dish consisting of such tubes stuffed with meat or cheese, usually served hot with a tomato sauce.

ETYMOLOGY: Italian, pl. of manicotto, muff, from manica, sleeve, from Latin manicae, sleeves, from manus, hand. See man-2 in Appendix
Damnit! There Ghost goes making me smile again! grrrr... (Does anyone really know these are jokes? Hmmmm, maybe if I made them funny...)

Tuesday, May 07, 2002

UIM: Don't you mean "I'll tie you up, pull down your pants and have a trained Monkey pick nickels off your ass until you cry, and I've got 5 rolls of nickels"???
Hi everyone! Hope you're all doing well!

Is Logi okay? she hasn't blogged for a while! :-O

Happa, thanks for the offer, but I don't think we'll be able to make Hawaii :-) Hope you're getting lots of rest and I look forward to your baby blogs every time you post :-)

Now, for todays quote:

"Trying to win over an unappreciative boss is akin to trying to suck grape juice out of a goats ass..." - Wryguy

Friday, May 03, 2002

"Politeness is the grease that helps the penis of responsibility slide into the ass of life." - Wryguy

Wednesday, May 01, 2002

I just got Dungeon Seige too, it is SOOOOOO cool. There goes my promise to try and get more than 5 hrs of sleep a night....

I know UIM, that's why I identify with and feel so close to you...

Good luck Tempest!

I get so mad every time I read Ghost and he makes me smile :-)

So I suprised Sparks with a 7-day cruise to Bermuda on Memorial day weekend or at least I THOUGHT I did. You see Sparks has never been on a cruise and we were booked on a cruise for our honeymoon and there was a hurricane so we had two credits for a cruise in the future. (Well, 75% of what we paid anyway...) Anyway, I decided to seize the opportunity (read: The baby is not due until Aug.) made reservations and called to let her know the news. So here are the rediculous bullet points of what happened in the next two days:

1. They (Travel Agent) didn't place the reservation in time and we got wait-listed.
2. We found out we could get a better cabin for less money if we went the following week so we decided to jump on it since the wait-list was going nowhere
3. We realize the next day that we have a wedding to go to the following week. We agree to take the cruise anyway if we have to, but want to check that wait-list again.
4. Found out we moved up to #5 on the list so we all agreed to wait until the next day to see what we'd have to do.
5. Found out that one of Alicia's co-workers was turned away at the dock because she was too far along in her pregnancy.
6. Called the travel agent "Never heard of that rule"
7. Called the cruise company "Never heard that, oh wait we just had a policy change, let me look"
8. Found out you can no longer crruise in your third trimester due to insurance limitations.
9. Checked the dates, we miss the cut off by just 2 weeks.
10. No cruise...

Well, we'll think of something else to do. Mohegan Sun anyone??? :-)

As Always...