Monday, February 28, 2005

my idol opinion

Ok, not that anyone really cares-- I'm not even sure if I care.... but here is my schpeel on A.I. tonight. I liked Travis Tucker's performance. Scott said the same thing Simon said. He wasn't the best singer, but he had a good performance. It was entertaining at least. Nikko Smith was pretty good. I wonder if they skipped part of the song, though, cuz he didn't really sing all the lyrics. Bo Bice-- a true rebel, right? Got fired from his job to stay in the competition. He's a little strange, but it was good. Authentic... like Simon said. Everyone else left much to be desired, if you ask me. ;-) Seacrest, out. oops, I am not Seacrest. Sorry. got Carrie'd away.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

I used to love these books. I had them all when I was a kid, they'd been passed on from my Aunt Jeannie. I love Raggedy Ann dolls, too. Raggedy Ann is so awesome. The stories are wonderful.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

i wanna be a primatologist

(the picture links to a good site on primates) I saw that this movie is coming out this summer called Madagascar. I think that is a good thing. Madagascar needs our attention and this is one way to get it.

i like her

Tilda Swinton was cool as the Archangel Gabriel in the movie Constantine. Now, I want to see all of her movies. Today, we are going to see Cursed. Yeah, baby!

Friday, February 25, 2005

future uncertain, but certainly slight

the oscars

the oscars are on this sunday. it's funny cuz i happened upon this article and it's true! I have been wanting to see all of those movies, but, I just haven't ever ACTUALLY done it. I'm such a procrastinator, though. I mean, I do want to see them. I will, eventually! right? yeah. it's just cuz Americans are too distracted. i've seen Sideways and Ray, which were both good.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

I don't know what this is from, I just found it written down. Actually, I wrote it down in 1997 and didn't write who said it. "Patience (Kshama), the ability to assume the witnessing consciousness and allow things to unfold as they will." "Contentment is a virtue praised by sages around the world ... explained as not coveting more than what is at hand. Contentment is thus a virtue diametrically opposed to our modern consumer mentality which is driven by the need to acquire ever more to fill the vacuum within." Maybe it was Joel Goldsmith?

it's like a heatwave!

American Idol r00lz! Seriously. I love it. The people are really very talented. Do you know how hard it would be to do what they are doing? Really? I mean, can you imagine having to perform AFTER you have been eliminated??????????????? They are having an amazing experience. It's a terrific opportunity for each person who is in the competition to have exposure to what it is really all about in that business, y'know? I know that I could not do it, myself! I would just break down and cry. You have to have an almost pathological amount of faith in your talent and ability to withstand that amount of rejection and criticism and still keep believing in yourself! I think it's a great show! I hate when it's over and can't wait until the next show!

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

waiter rant

I would imagine this to be an interesting topic for reading. I've never been a waitress, myself. I don't think I would be a very good one. I would probably just get really mad at people for being so picky and rude and annoying in general. Some people take great pleasure in being difficult to serve in restaurants. You have to be very good at acting, I think, to be a good waiter. I'm just glad I don't work in a restaurant. update: Here is an interesting comment on that site that I just read.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

why do i try to be cool? i'm such a poser Posted by Hello blogging is dumb. i dunno. sometimes i get tired of my blog. or other people's blogs. there are too many. too many posts. too many opinions. too many links. but, blogging is the wave of the future. perhaps the direction that the evolution of culture is just simply headed. It seems like I waste a lot of time on it. I have midterms to study for, yet spend hours reading blogs and posting to my blog.

Are you Addicted to the Internet?
45% (41% - 60%)
You seem to have a healthy balance in your life when it comes to the internet and life away from the computer. You know enough to do what you want online without looking like an idiot (most of the time). You even have your own Yahoo club or online journal! But you enjoy seeing your friends and going out to enjoy life away from your computer.

The Are you Addicted to the Internet? Quiz at Quiz Me!

Saturday, February 19, 2005

The old grey donkey, Eeyore stood by himself in a thistly corner of the Forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, "Why?" and sometimes he thought, "Wherefore?" and sometimes he thought, "Inasmuch as which?" and sometimes he didn't quite know what he was thinking about. from "The Pooh Book of Quotations" by A. A. Milne

Friday, February 18, 2005


it's never too late

right? our cats love catnip


Tonight we are going to see Constantine. It better be good, cuz I believe it will be and I don't want my hopes to be dashed! This picture is some fan art for the movie. I thought it was a neat picture. Last night, my teeth were really hurting me and I took half a percocet. WOW! I haven't slept that well in ages! Those things are bad! Must stay away from them.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

an official random musing

in the shower i wonder while shaving how many other consciousnesses throughout time have shaved their leg? or might be doing so this very moment this body is like a pet i tend it; my consciousness does. is there more than one consciousness? after all

strange, yes?

I adopted a cute lil' monkey fetus from Fetusmart! Hooray fetus! Silly silly silly. "Small and funny .... and fine." --Johnny Mathis

Saturday, February 12, 2005

black hole

Hosted by It's official: I am an incurable geek. I went to the video store with my son and my brother who wanted to rent Resident Evil 2 and Napoleon Dynamite. My teenaged sister said to get something else cuz she didn't want to watch either of those.... so what did I end up picking out for everyone's viewing pleasure? Spellbound. Yep, I'm a dork who won a spelling bee in fourth grade and want to relive that brief moment of nerdy glory, okay? So sue me!!!!1

Wednesday, February 09, 2005


"The Taoist . . . was a fervent advocate of 'conspicuous subtlety' in presenting oneself. He was not subtle at all about instilling in our budding minds his ' messianic' message that self-advertisement was the worst form to let others know about 'my existence.' . . . Self-initiated effort for public recognition or self-aggrandizement was the most shameful conduct for a person of virtue. This idea is interesting and noble as a philosophical posture, but when it is practiced in America, it will not get you anywhere in most circumstances. The lack of self-assertion is translated directly into timidity and lack of self-confidence. . . . Whatever the specific reason may be, Americans are not waiting to experience you or your behaviors as they exist. They want a 'documented' version of you that is eloquently summarized, decorated, and certified. What they are looking for is not your raw, unprocessed being with rich texture; rather, it is a slickly processed self, neatly packaged and, most important, conveniently delivered to them. Self-advertising is encouraged almost to the point of pretentiousness." --from Distant Mirrors: America as a Foreign Culture (chapter 8 American Graffiti: Curious Derivatives of Individualism)

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Making the most of Modesty

I do think it is tacky and offensive when I have to see girl's and women's butt-cracks and butt-floss. Save that attire for the bedroom, ladies! I wish Modesty were really in fashion-- but, alas-- sometimes it seems like the hooker look is here to stay. This article has some good points and some good comments, too. Modern men and women are obsessed with the sexual; it is the only realm of primordial adventure still left to most of us. Like apes in a zoo, we spend our energies on the one field of play remaining; human lives otherwise are pretty well caged in by the walls, bars, chains, and locked gates of our industrial culture. -Edward Abbey

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Ode to Yoda

"I sense much anger in you"

new obsession of the moment

I have recently become quite preoccupied with downloading songs at iMesh. I can't stop! Help me! No, but really.... I love music, so it is pleasurable. Good to focus on things I enjoy. My blog entries are always so short. My blog is more like a scrapbook, I think.


Today, my boyfriend Scott started off the month by giving me a bottle of Embrace Happiness perfume. Very sweet of him. Smells just like Lancome - Aroma Tonic Body Treatment.