Friday, October 28, 2005

In case you're wondering

this is the sticker I've decided to get.

A favorite columnist and a favorite blogger

The Agitator comments on a Thomas Sowell column.

As usual, they both say it so well that there's little more I can add.

Gratuitous post for Stacy

Trying to wrap things up at work, and we just had a wine tasting. As Stacy knows, I work much better after a drink, or two. Do you think that's a problem?

Anyway, must get back to tying up loose ends before the awesome trip for which we must be at the airport at 6:30am tomorrow morning, and I haven't packed a thing.

Listening to Duran Duran right now. Yay! (See, Stay, I told you it was for you)

Also, had a great time at a screening for Motor Home Massacre last night. So campy, and fun. If you get the chance to see it with a group of people, then it's totally worth it. If you're by yourself, or with someone with no sense of humor, you'll be miserable. Luckily, we were in a group, and with fun people last night.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Not the best idea

to watch a scary movie countdown alone.

A Band Question

Does the band Coheed and Cambria kind of freak anyone else out? I mean, they are nothing too unusual to look at,

at least in terms of rock music. I mean they don't make themselves up like Marilyn Manson - just some funky hair, really. But then the guy sings. With a voice somewhat similar to Geddy Lee. Get the videos here, for a sample.

I think it's the combination of the hair, the music, the smirk on the singer's face when he sings in the Suffering video, then that voice. Is it just me?

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


I LOVE I Love the 80s. As Dave likes to say, Madison Ave. has my number for sure.

What I learned tonight that I, sadly, didn't know:
Rosanna by Toto was written for Rosanna Arquette, who was dating the lead singer of Toto at the time.
How did I miss that?

Meant to post on this a couple weeks ago

Dave, my mom, three of my coworkers, and I all got certified in CPR on October 8. It was a good class, and I truly think I could help in a bad situation. Honestly, it's a really cool feeling.

It's Halloween; who are you?

Hat tip, Stacy

vampire-- reserved and you love your privacy and
space. you enjoy spending time with only a few
close friends and are a bit of a loner

What halloween icon are you???
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Monday, October 24, 2005

Big Trip Coming Up

So, I said I wouldn't believe it until I was on the ground in Sydney, but I'm comfortable enough to say that Dave and I are headed to Australia and New Zealand next week. I think that apprehensive is the word I will use to describe my state of mind regarding this trip. I'm excited, but nervous about how my body will react to four cities in seven days, keeping in mind that Australia is roughly the size of the US. Our itinerary:

Saturday 8:30am leave Atlanta for LA
1pm leave LA for Sydney, arrive 9:35pm Sunday - local time
Monday and Tuesday in Sydney
Tuesday 5:30pm leave Sydney for Melbourne, arrive 7pm
Wednesday in Melbourne
Wednesday 6:05pm leave Melbourne for Brisbane, arrive 7:10pm
Thursday in Brisbane
Thursday 3:10pm leave Brisbane for Auckland, New Zealand, arrive 11:45pm
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Auckland
Sunday 7:40pm leave Auckland for LA, arrive 10:30 am (the same day!)
1:50pm leave LA for Atlanta, arrive 9pm Sunday (still the same day)

So, maybe you see the apprehension. (Adding to this Dave's business trip this Wednesday and Thursday). I've never traveled so far, but I've also never traveled so much in such a short time-period. And I'll be working most of the time. But I still think it will be lots of fun, and I'm so excited that Dave gets to go along, too. Here's to kayaking the New Zealand coast on Saturday, November 5.

Increasingly Libertarian


And if you're interested in libertarian bumper stickers, check these out. There are also stickers for the other political options.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Fun with IMDB

Did you know that Jason Bateman is married to Paul Anka's daughter?

Nothing much

Work has been strange lately, and it's got me feeling a little odd - and down. So, conveniently enough, the second disc of the first season of Arrested Development came in the mail today.

Yay! I felt better after just one episode. And there are eight on the disc.

Friday, October 14, 2005


Coming from a photo-journalism background, I once fawned all over Macs, too. Until I got one of my own that froze and crashed, just like PCs. It's just a damn computer. Anyway, interesting article for those obsessed with Mac, or those who find the obsession curious. It's really all about marketing and PR, after all.

Hat tip, the agitator, as usual.

Thursday, October 13, 2005


They do come from somewhere, don't they?

Dad = Jim Bob
Mom = mullet
Location = Arkansas

Monday, October 10, 2005

More Pictures

From last week and weekend.

Newport has to be the most overtly wealthy place I've ever been. Mansion (castle) after mansion. And yacht after yacht. The biggest sailboats I've ever seen.

See that white speck on the far boat. That's a man.

Supposedly Steve Wynn's "boat."

From the wedding (none from the Oct. 2 wedding, because those are film. Will post later.)

Old friends.


Just catching up on last week's episode. Best line ...

Lindsay, "How do you think I feel? Bob Loblaw's a handsome, professional man, and I'm only use to, well, none of those things."

Tobias, "OK, Lindsay, are you forgetting that I was a professional twice over? An analyst and a therapist. The world's first analrapist."

Lindsay, "Yes, and you were almost arrested for those business cards."

Tobias, "I know, it didn't look good on paper, but I didn't quit because of the police inquiries. I quit to raise our little daughter."

Sunday, October 09, 2005

It's been a while

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but I was here for this wedding last Saturday and Sunday ...

in Medford, MA Monday and Tuesday ...

in Newport, RI Wednesday through Friday

and then here for another wedding Saturday

I'm recovering.