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Archive for December, 2003

I Really Can’t Breathe

Tuesday, December 30th, 2003

Ok - I've been trying to get up the strength to post Xmas pics (I've got a few gems), but I've been stricken with a severe upper respiratory sinus infection since Sunday. I should be back into the swing of things soon - as this is my last day of lying around the house and healing. If I don't get back here before then, Happiest of New Years to each and every one of you!

Sue You, Sue Me

Saturday, December 27th, 2003

Now, I've heard it all - this just really takes the cake. I've heard of some pretty interesting things to sue over for some quick and effortless cash, but this just about tops the list, wouldn't you say?

[May 2006 addendum: I've since learned that Yahoo! rarely keeps news links, so you have to paste them in your entry if you want them to last. I'll try to find this one if I ever figure out what it was about!]

Happy Holi-fuckin-days!

Thursday, December 25th, 2003

Merry Christmas, Happy Yule, Happy Hanukah, etc etc etc to you & yours!!

Ghostly Sundarburban Pics Here

Monday, December 22nd, 2003

A quick note as I get ready to go into the office for "THE BIG MOVE" at the ungodly hour of 6:30 am.

I have a fotolog thing going on now. Haven't been much on the up and up with posting yet, but as soon as this holiday, moving-at-work crap is over, I will be more on the ball with it. I've been wanting to start taking more artistic pictures with my digital camera - in other words, something other than the usual snap and shoot of drunk friends and family holidays. Now that I have a place to share them, I might get off my ass and actually start doing it.

Got a statcounter for this page that shows keywords for how people find this blog. Apparently I am the hot spot for finding pictures of the "sundarburban dead picture". Who knew stupid emails could be so popular. People actually want to see this picture. To those in search of it - is it because you want to laugh at it or because you think it's real that you have a desire to find it?

Also, to the person searching for "anima sex pics" - don't you hate it when you forget the "l"? What's great is that he did the bad search and still came in here. Not what you were looking for, eh, bub?

I went wacky on Ebay last week. Yes, right before the holidays I'm wasting money on myself in an unstoppable auctioning frenzy. I didn't do too bad and was able to stop before any real harm was done to my bank account. But not before making off with two how-to Adobe Photoshop books (because I really want to learn more about the program - I'm good with it, but I don't even scratch the surface of what it can do), "Mists of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley, a pocket guide to "Wine & Cheese" from England, "Way of the Wizard" by Deepak Chopra, and a huge, colorful coffee table book on wizards themselves, "Ways of the Wizards" (to go along with my huge, colorful "Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book", or as my friend calls it "the smooshed fairy book"). Yes, interesting reading on my coffee table - fairies and wizards.

With that, I'm running late and have to be off. Think of me today and hope that I make it through this insanity somewhat sane. And just for the record, I hate moving.

Mombo Mombo

Thursday, December 18th, 2003

This "becoming an adult" thing just grows by leaps and bounds!

For Christmas, my parents offered to purchase us a dining room table set. I've never owned a dining room table, so I was very excited. The idea of having a table to sit down at it and eat (as opposed to TV-trays) or do bills (as opposed to ambling upstairs to my desk) is a nice one.

My Mom hunted down a few select choices at Pier 1, and finally dragged my lazy ass over to make the final selection. Baret and I both really love the wicker/bamboo-look, so I knew right away which were to be ours.

Mom, Dad and my sis, Amber, are going to see LOTR tonight, and afterwards are picking up our new dining room set, and two new barstools for our small bar - the Christmas gift from my grandfather. I'm all excited. Yes, you know you're growing up when you get excited about getting furniture for Christmas.

So, even though I've been lax and haven't ever posted pics of the new apartment (I WILL, I swear!), you can view my dining room set!

Check it out:
Mombo Dining Table & Chairs. Those barstools were too big for our small space, so we went with these instead: Mombasa. No, I don't understand the difference between "barstool" and "counterstool" either.

To thank them for this wonderful gift, and because they'll probably be starving after sitting through a 3+ hour movie and hauling furniture, I'll be cooking my special spaghetti for them (special b/c it's the only thing I cook) and Baret will buy some of their favorite beer.

The holidays have begun. Tonight my little brother is stopping by to sleep after picking his girlfriend up at the airport. She doesn't come in 'til 10pm and it's too far for them to drive all the way back home. She's spending the holidays with us, so that's very cool.

And, if you don't hear from me again for a few days, the reason is that we're about to MOVE at work. Anyone who has ever been involved in the move of an office to a new building can certainly understand the insanity that always ensues. When you're one of two people that has to hook everyone's PC's back up at the new building, that insanity goes up a few more notches. Fear not, though. No matter how crazy it gets, I have the knowledge that as soon as we're all settled I can kick back in my new office with a window...and a door! Oh yes, folks. I may not make as much as I'd like, but having an office all my own makes up for a lot of that!

So I'm off to start packing, to start planning supper for tonight, and to keep bringing up the Pier 1 page and showing everyone that walks by my new dining room set. Ok, not really, I just like to keep looking at it all by myself.

Have a wonderful one.

Osama Who?

Tuesday, December 16th, 2003

Omfg. As I did my best to ignore any and everything Saddam-captured-related that I could, the headline 'Saddam Captured' Figurines On Sale for Holidays caught my eye. How could it not? Move over 'Tickle Me Elmo'...there's a new toy in town.

"It didn't take long..." noted the article. No fucking shit - all of two days for some jackass to jump on the opportunist-bandwagon of mechandising that will become "the capture of Saddam Hussein". No doubt, by the end of the week, half of the nation will be wearing "Captured Saddam" t-shirts...wagging their fists at TV cameras to show us naysayers. "We told you," they'll chant - "America is good...evil has been brought to justice...Bush rules."

Flipping through channels last night, it truly amazed me that, even though I didn't linger more than two seconds on any given channel I still heard the same tripe over and over.... "This must be a big slap-in-the-face to all those that opposed the war."

Wtf? If one sane, non-military, Bush-supporting individual could please explain to me how the capturing of Saddam Hussein is supposed to suddenly make me support a war I was against from the start, I'm all ears. You...caught...Saddam... ...and?

I honestly wasn't going to bring this up again on my blog. Why beat a dead horse, right? But when all I hear on TV and online are asshats claiming this capture is the "WE WERE RIGHT!!" vindication for millions of idiots, I'm a little (justifiably) irrate. I'm still waiting to hear from someone, anyone that can, intelligently, explain to me just how this capture should change my mind. I'm quite eager to see a poll on how many people once-against-the-war have suddenly switched sides simply because a dirty, hairy Saddam was found in a hole.

Osama bin Laden - remember him - anyone listening??

Though, naturally, the only real news source I put any stock in, The Daily Show put it best:

"Americans can rest easy now knowing that the man that had nothing to do with September 11 has been captured."

Touche.

And This Accomplishes What?

Sunday, December 14th, 2003

Saddam Captured.

Whoopdy-fuckin'-doo. Anyone remember a man named Osama bin Laden? You know, the one that really poses a threat - the one that actually attacked us first??

Your focus on Hussein to cover up the fact that you cannot, and probably never will, find bin Laden does little to impress me. I remember who caused 9/11 and the horrible deaths of thousands of innocents. Catch him, and you'll hear me cheer.