Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

Me, Red, and KayRay from work Halloween a few years back. Those were the days, my friend...

Enjoy this Bollywood Thriller


Monday, October 30, 2006

Amusing comic

This completely happened to me the other day. I've had better dates, all things considered...

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

These next two photos were taken here in the office, and BirthdayTwin, Red, and KayRay will enjoy them the most. Photo 1 shows exactly how teeny this new 'ergonomic' keyboard is.

I mean - you can see that she has hands giant enough to completely crush it, worse than a 8 oz Coke can.

And below is a package she received, pre-wedding. A *big* package, if you know what I mean...(and you know that you do. )

I enjoy the thought of the smiles on the FedEx guy....

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Trader Joe's - In Da House!

FYI - These are dangerous.

Not dangerous in that "hey, i'm gonna break into your car and steal all your best 80's music CD's" kind of way - no, more in a "Omigod these chips are so good I ate the whole bag in a day! And I wasn't even really trying!" kind of way.

Which means that they just opened a Trader Joe's around the corner, and Everbabe and I headed that way Sunday. And I didn't open the chips til yesterday AM, and *POOF* they are gone.

EB - here is a Trader Joe's FAQ, or someone's amusing reviews of a bunch of TJ material.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Oh yeah. THAT'S why I stopped listening to Boortz...

Two bits from his Nealz Nuze this week:

Murtha also complained about people calling the Democratic Party the "cut and run" party. For years now...going back to the 2004 presidential election, Democrat after Democrat has proposed cutting and running. Well ... they
don't exactly call it cutting and running, they've come up with a fancy word
that covers the true meaning. The Defeatocrats call it "redeployment."

First .. Iraq is a mess. No doubt about it. ... Just a question here .. nothing more ... but could it possibly be time to put more effort into protecting our culture and our country from the Islamic fascists, and less effort into trying to democratize Iraq?

God, he's such a cutter and runner. I mean, it's pretty clear that if you aren't for us 100 percent, you're against us. And only a Defeatocrat would want to redeploy. (But seriously - the next DAY he begins to question this?)

-Edited for purely cosmetic reasons.

One more thing: I really liked the Bill of Rights, when it was still there.

With the signing of the Military Commissions Act yesterday, the ability of the President to imprison anybody he or she wants to, for any length of time, and treat them basically any way they want. With no oversight or checks.

As Keith so eloquently says:
we now face what our ancestors faced, at other times of exaggerated crisis and melodramatic fear-mongering:
A government more dangerous to our liberty, than is the enemy it claims to protect us from.
For more of this admittedly one sided view, watch this 8-minute item.
Or read Wil Wheaton's view from a few weeks ago. As he said:

As I write this, the United States Senate is engaged in a bit of political theater, while they pretend to debate whether or not they will make torture an American value. They are pretending to debate whether or not to give one person -- in this case the president -- the ability remove rights that we've all taken for granted under our Constitution for over two centuries from anyone he (or she, someday) identifies, without any accountability or oversight. They are pretending to debate whether our Democracy even matters, any more.

I know that some of my readers lean a little further right than I do, but I would be interested to hear your take on this. I mean, I can understand (if disagree with) the idea of a stronger Executive branch, but you guys know that a Democrat has to win that office sometime. Do you want HILLARY to have that kind of power?

I admittedly haven't been listening to Neil Boortz lately, although he used to be my biggest source for personal liberties. In my opinion, he's really gotten short sighted in the last few years, focusing on the threat from Islamic Fascism above all others. But where IS he on this? Anyone know?

Just a couple of quick YouTube posts for EverBabe

First is the first daily 'face project' I saw - time lapse movie of this guy, Noah, who took his picture every day. For five and a half years.


Anyway - it's pretty cool, watching him get older. (ps - You've probably seen it, but she hasn't, so heres the link) Also - he has really cool hair.

Second one (then it's time for bed:) This one reminds me of me in Organic Chemistry.

Especially at the end.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

In case you were wondering...

LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

(PS - Thanks to EverBabe for this. Also - looked up my brother, and found he has 58. Be that as it may - at least 3 of those have actually come to our Christmas par-tays.)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

castaboras: This is quite geek centric, but a fantas

Should the sign of end times be so funny? eh - if you don't laugh, you'll cry.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Sandbox

This is really touching - a blog with many contributors from people who are currently stationed in Iraq and Afganistan. Or, as it says in the description:

The Sandbox, our command-wide milblog, featuring comments, anecdotes, and
observations from service members currently deployed to Iraq and

I've found it a good reminder of exactly what our guys are going through out there. It's non-political, and a great read.

Monday, October 09, 2006

tonyvila: Meme-age

As I responded to his, I figured I'd jump in on this version of the chain letter.

The first five people to respond to this post will get an MP3 Mix from me. I will make a good-faith effort to customize the mix for you. I will also make a good-faith effort to get them mailed in a timely way. I will promise they'll be out the door by the end of this month.The more guidance you choose to give me in your reply, the more likely that I will be able to surprise you, make you laugh or otherwise send something perfect.

The only catch: as with most memes, if you sign up, you have to put this in your own journal as well. Feel free to customize the offer. Give to receive and all that.

So: Respond away, and then you'll get the MP3 mix of a lifetime! From me! (please specify your preferred percentage of showtunes...) ;-)

PS - Thanks to Penny Arcade for links to Q-Unit. Seriously. This shiznit is awesome. Don't believe me? Download the first MP3, naysayer, and then let's hear you say nay.

5:08PM - Edited to removed crappy spacing, and call for repricocity. He took it out, so I will too. Even though I likes me the chain letter aspect of it all.

Friday, October 06, 2006

New Friend Anecdote & interesting 125-year-old picture

Going thru old Blogger drafts; found this interesting one. The picture is a representation of Europe war all P-Dogg - I think it is probably mostly for the geo-geek in you.

And if you have time, catch up with George Lucas's version of Lord of the Rings
(if you were paying attention, you see that there were two additional LOTR videos hiding in the title - good for you!)