Monday, June 30, 2003

I turned on CNN this morning around 7am only to learn that Katharine Hepburn died. Damn. "The Philadelphia Story" is one of my favorite movies.

On a much lighter note, I just clicked on a random blog called "Agenda," and was dissappointed to learn that it had absolutely nothing to do with the band of the same name.

I just used "to learn" twice.

Friday, June 27, 2003

Good news for us vegetarians.

These two headlines were next to each other on Netscape News:

�U.S. Soldier Shot While Shopping in Baghdad
�New 'Super Gun' Fires Million Rounds a Minute


I feel abandoned by the shout outs.

I think my favorite random blogs are those by high school girls, the ones named things like "Jen's space" or "Molly wuz here." Mostly because they take every opportunity possible to spell cause "cuz" and use the number 2 instead of the word to or too. They also write OMG a lot. These are, of course, the well-adjusted (or so it seems) kids who write about who likes who and so on. There are also those high school bloggers that write about Sylvia Plath and whatever Smiths album they just got their hands on, the kids that will someday be blogging about Neruda and The Magnetic Fields. Those are just depressing. Maybe I'll link to an example if I come across a good one.

Thursday, June 26, 2003

Stairs? I can handle stairs.

This country is getting lazier and lazier. If I see one more person take the elevator DOWN ONE FLOOR I'm going to have to intervene, especially since the stairs are right there. I can understand down two floors, or even up one, but down one floor seems excessive. And while I speak mostly of parking deck shenanigans, today at the mall I was on my way down the stairs when I overheard one kid say to another "hey, the escalator's over there!" The escalator was not close at all, but they left the stairs to take the escalator. Yep. Maybe tomorrow I'll rant about fast food, and how I never let any cars into traffic if they're pulling out of McDonalds.

"I'd eat kitten if it tasted like lamb." -Mark, Jr. Copywriter.

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

German Auto Engineer Issued Lab Coat

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY�Karl Meine, a new engineer at BMW, was issued a white lab coat Monday, giving him the air of a man at the forefront of German automotive technology. "Karl will wear his lab coat and observe BMW prototypes being driven at extreme speeds on sheets of gleaming ball bearings," said BMW chief engineer Gunnar Hoechst. "He will also stand before a wall of computers as cars are subjected to advanced 59-point wind-tunnel tests in stark, white rooms." In addition to the lab coat, Meine has been issued a clipboard.

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Top 5 Worst Things About the (free) White Stripes Show at Stone Mountain
5. Drunk Teenagers (not that I condemn underage drinking, they were just annoying)
4. One hour to get from park entrance to parking spot.
3. People booing the second band (just plain rude.)
2. Port-a-potties.
1. Sponsored by 99x, and there are no words to describe how much 99x blows.

Top 5 Best Things About the White Stripes Show
5. We didn't get there in time for the Hiss.
4. Meg's candy-striped drum.
3. The lines for the port-a-potties weren't that long.
2. Drunk teenagers being exposed to the math/synth rock of the second band.
1. The White Stripes are still a fucking great band, and sounded good.

I started with the worst because overall it wasn't worth going. And I didn't even list the fact that we couldn't see the stage until we moved to the very back, and then Jack White was but a small red dot.

Friday, June 20, 2003

I liked the Wexley reel so much that I made it into a link. It's incredibly funny. One of the taglines for bottled water is "water that's not watered down."

I have a crush on Interpol. I can't help it.

Wednesday, June 18, 2003


Good news, bad news...

The good news is that Diet Dr. Pepper will be replacing the Orange. The bad news is that the Lemonade is a non-carbonated line and cannot be used for a carbonated drink which is what Sprite is. So Lemonade stays (good news for some). Here's the order to put in Sprite I will have to take out Caffeine Free Diet Coke.

So this is what everyone needs to do, e-mail me YES to take out Caffeine Free Diet Coke or NO to leave it in. Only one vote per person and I will let you know the results as soon as they are tallied.

Other good news...we will be getting an iced tea machine.


(you have to love corporate america)

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

The director of "Dancer in the Dark," Lars von Trier, has a new movie on its way.
It's called Dogville and from the looks of it it's either going to be really good or really bad. For example, I think the sets are just props and chalk drawn on the ground.
It's already playing overseas but won't be here until fall.

Time provides the rope.
but love will tie the slipknot
and i will be the chair you kick away.

misdirected anger, my friend.

Monday, June 16, 2003

I would probably just spend this money on a CD.

The sheer amount of people I know working the night shift at CNN makes me wonder who exactly is running that joint during the day.

Oddly enough, all these people seem less sleepy than me.

Friday, June 13, 2003

Tomorrow is my birthday. It's amazing how little I've managed to accomplish in 24 years. I'm going to celebrate this lack of accomplishment with a party.

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

New pox:

whale pox
hampster pox
bunny pox
robo pox

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Top 10 Reasons I Do Not Need to Post More Than 1 Photo a Day on Fotolog.
10. Crazy phone.
9. Hot Wokkin' it.
8. Busy working on "Harry the Good Looking Corpse."
7. Programming robot to do my bidding at office.
6. Elementary existentialist philosophy says one is enough.
5. Busy typing friends' names into Google.
4. Slightly smaller than normal pitchers of Stella at the Local.
3. Cat grooming business on the side.
2. Intensive Malkmus-stalking.
1. Brazilian solidarity movement.

Thursday, June 05, 2003

Rumsfeld Wearing Same Shirt For Fourth Straight Day


According to Pentagon sources, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has been wearing the same slightly dingy white Arrow Oxford shirt for four straight days. "I can tell it's the same one, because he got a drop of chili on it last Friday, and the spot is still there," Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said Monday. "I know Don's a busy guy, but it's really starting to look bad. I mean, it's all pitted out and everything." Wolfowitz added that Rumsfeld has worn the same pair of black wingtips "since we drove the Taliban out of Afghanistan."

Wednesday, June 04, 2003

Here is an interesting blog. Or at least the first article. I didn't actually read the whole thing, but I assume it all revolves around left of center politics.

Some Yahoo headlines, a good cross-section of what's important:

�� Sharon, Abbas pledge peace at summit
�� House nears 'partial-birth' abortion ban
�� Martha Stewart indicted in stock scandal
�� Hillary Clinton book recalls Lewinsky saga
�� Barry Manilow walks into wall, breaks nose
�� Sosa ejected for corked bat � French Open
�� Markets:� S&P 500 1.1% ��� Nasdaq 1.2%

Everyone likes ham.

Something crazy is going on over at Fotolog.

Oh dear. Something crazy is going on over at |

Tuesday, June 03, 2003

I heard whereas the weather was one giant crap-fest here, it was sunny in Seattle. Wish I were in Seattle. Having a 4pm cocktail at Cha Chas.

Quote of the day from Mark: "Hey, if you're inbreeding, at least you're getting some."

That's all for today.

Later, chicas.

It's about time someone pointed out how evil pants are.

This is actually pretty sad. You gotta wonder, sometimes.

Thoughts so far:
1. Somebody does not want me around. No, seriously this time.
2. I have that song from the end of Donnie Darko in my head again.
3. I could really go for another one of those giant fruity drinks from Trader Vic's.
4. How long have those Cheez-Its been sitting on my desk?
5. Tabouleh, like communism, is always better in theory than in practice.
6. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. That's a metaphor for something.
7. Good lord, no more copy.
8. Subway she really is a porno. By golly, they're right.
9. Eatzi's. The food's good enough to put up with the hellish atmosphere. And 2.99 mints.
10. I'm eventually going to have to accept thought #1.

More thoughts to follow.

Monday, June 02, 2003

Not much to say right now. The sun is mocking me.