Archive for February, 2004


Saturday, February 28th, 2004

I just found out that yesterday was my boy Donal Logue’s birthday! Ooops! And here I didn’t send a card or anything. What kinda lame ass stalker am I? Well, Happy 38th anyway, babe. And now for some words from the man himself: “So this is where I’d put links to other cool sites about […]

Spring Came in Like a Monkey

Saturday, February 28th, 2004

A Crack Monkey, that is. The past few days it’s been warm and sunny. As always happens in nature, warm weather brings the vermin out from their lairs. And so, Crack Monkey reappeared in his back yard after a truly pleasant few months of not seeing him at all. How did he spend his first […]

Maturity or Senility?

Friday, February 27th, 2004

Flipping channels yesterday I saw one of those brain-candy VH1 shows, and it was about hot celebrity chicks who have homely partners. So right after Shannon Tweed and Gene Simmons, they brought up Rob Zombie and his really hot wife. And I caught myself thinking, “What’s so bad about Rob Zombie?” Really, if he’s not […]

Welcome to my Side Project

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004

For years now, I’ve been in the grips of a twisted obsession that I don’t even fully understand. I have tried to keep it hidden, but Enough! Time to come out of the closet! To lay it bare for all to see! In other words, grab a snack and click away to see the Top […]

Wonders Never Cease

Tuesday, February 24th, 2004

Even though it’s the end of Feb., even though I just paid a $400 heating bill (Dominion Peoples are liars!), I find I still retain the capacity to be enchanted by a fresh snow fall. It’s just so purty! And it keeps Crack Monkey indoors.

Another Birthday Buddy

Sunday, February 22nd, 2004

Gulliver Flynn. Gulli. Gullifur. Gulli-wully. Gulli Fidditch. Gullibutt. By any name, he’s a special little cat. Happy birthday, sweety!

Two Daves for the Price of One

Friday, February 20th, 2004

First of all, today is the birthday of my goodest bud, Dave! (aka Whistler) Those of you who know the lyrics to “Happy Birthday” by Weird Al, please sing it now. Those of you who do not know the lyrics, REPENT YE UNBEILEVERS! There is still time to accept the lord Weird Al into your […]

Sometimes I Ask Myself

Wednesday, February 18th, 2004

“Self, what the hell is wrong with you?” I am a person who is beset by creative impulses. Not constantly, but in fits and spurts. But when they hit, they hit hard, and must be obeyed. All well and good, but, why can’t I ever want to create something…normal…?! When ideas strike me, do they […]

Pass the Puck

Monday, February 16th, 2004

Should be another interesting day here in the tarsier jungle. On a whim, I entered a drawing at work for free tickets to tonight’s Pens vs. Toronto Maple LeaVES game, and wouldn’t ya know, I won. (Highly typical that I won something I didn’t really want.) Anyway, since I hate hockey I quickly gave the […]

One Wedding and a Class Reunion

Sunday, February 15th, 2004

Back from the wedding, and my goodness, it was painful! I did have a great surprise in the middle of the reception, but first a quick review of the nuptuals.

It’s a Nice Day for a Dull Wedding

Friday, February 13th, 2004

This isn’t really a full-on rant; more of an emphatic gripe. It boils down to: I have to go to a wedding tomorrow, and I’m annoyed. For a number of reasons. 1. It’s Valentine’s Day. How banal is it to get married on Valentine’s Day? 2. Said wedding is in my and Boy Wonder’s home […]


Thursday, February 12th, 2004

Norse mythology. Gyros. These are a few of my favorite things.

Medieval Mania!

Wednesday, February 11th, 2004

Hwaet! Browsing through the movie mags and the trailers on, I’ve found that there are a buttload of medieval and/or ancient historical movies coming out this year, and I’m psyched! As a film buff AND a practicing wanna-be medieval historian, 2004 will be geek heaven for me. I loooove medieval movies. Even though most […]

Weekend Update

Monday, February 9th, 2004

Yesterday, we got back from a visit to my friend Dave (whom regular readers of this blog may know as Whistler) and his wife Stacy. They’re expecting a sprog in March, and I wanted to get in a final visit before reality as we know it alters forever. We also went to help do some […]

Ode to My Little Blue Friend

Thursday, February 5th, 2004

No, I don’t mean Viagra. I’m talking about Ibsen the iMac. Ibsen was one of the very first iMacs, with the adorable gumdrop shape and the beautiful Bondi blue coloring. He’s five years old now, and still works as good as new. But progress rolls on, crushing good older things in its path, and Boy […]

Dear Mr. Gable,

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2004

Oh dammit!! I was checking around online to see if there were any good Golden Age movie star birthdays coming up (so I could blog about them), and I found out that Clark Gable’s birthday was Feb.1! I totally missed it! There’s no way I could write anything meaningful about Gable now, on such short […]

“I was punk, now I’m just stupid”

Monday, February 2nd, 2004

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Sid Vicious’ death. The world may not have lost a talented musician on Feb. 2, 1979, but it gained an Icon.

What to Buy With Your Tax Refund

Sunday, February 1st, 2004

Soon, people across the U.S. will be filing their income taxes. Some lucky few will be getting a hefty rebate courtesy of Dubya and friends. Are you a parent with one or more small children whom our government rewards with tax credits, refunds, and perks out the wazoo? Perhaps you are the CEO of a […]