Archive for March, 2004

Holy Cake, Batman!

Wednesday, March 31st, 2004

Better Late Than Never

Tuesday, March 30th, 2004

Well, Dave and Stacy’s little girl, Madeline, finally decided to get herself born yesterday afternoon. Welcome to the world little Mo-monkey baby. It’s not the nicest place, but we’ll try to make the best of it. Best of everything to you, and love to your folks and your beagle sisters from Aunt Fred, Uncle PJ […]

A Teensy Favor

Monday, March 29th, 2004

Everyone who knows me knows that Frappucinos are my all-time favorite tasty beverage treat. But they have like 250 calories and whopping amounts of sugar, so I’ve been severely limiting my intake. I want this to change! I’m trying to get Starbucks to make a sugar-free Frappucino, made with Splenda or something. But I can’t […]

They’re Already HERE !!!!

Monday, March 29th, 2004

Last night Boy Wonder and I did an Invasion of the Body Snatchers marathon, first watching the 1950′s original and then the 1970′s remake. Both are pretty much perfect examples of filmmaking. They didn’t really need to re-make the original one, but it’s so amazing that the remake ties the original for sheer brilliance. I […]

Future Drama Queens of America?

Friday, March 26th, 2004

Ok, I’m getting a little miffed at the future sprog of my friend, Whistler. Kid was due one week ago today, and still has made no signs of showing up. Now that the child will officially be an Aries, I suspect she’s just doing this because she wants to make a big dramatic entrance. I’m […]

Unemployment on the rise?

Wednesday, March 24th, 2004

I work from home on a part-time basis, so I admit I have more freedom with my days than most people. Or so I thought. Doesn’t ANYONE have a real job anymore?! There is no earthly reason why I should go to the Post Office at 10:00 am on a weekday and have to wait […]

Preach it, brutha!

Wednesday, March 24th, 2004

Quote for the day. I’d get this tattooed on my forehead, but it wouldn’t fit: ” I think it’s high time America admitted that it has no value to add to Earth anymore. We should all bow down to Xian conservatives and oil companies. We should purge the continent of artists, thinkers and writers. We […]

Hollywood Birthday: Joan Crawford

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2004

I was initially torn as to whether today’s blog should try to address the whole Mommie Dearest thing, or to ignore those lies in favor of focusing on Joan Crawford’s film career. I’m indecisive, so I’ve ended up doing both. This will be long.

Conservatives, chew on this…

Monday, March 22nd, 2004

I am going to re-post (with permission) a piece written by a brilliant writer in a usenet group that I frequent. The piece is addressed to those people who consider themselves politically conservative, and it asks them to examine the traditional core values of conservatism, compare them with the Bush regime, and THINK, truly THINK […]

Let the Games Begin

Saturday, March 20th, 2004

There are Bush-Cheney 04 signs appearing in yards in my area already. Which is very helpful, really, for if I ever want to go on an arson spree, I’ll know where to start.

I Can’t Say I’m Surprised…

Thursday, March 18th, 2004

(although I have always taken issue with the standard D&D-rules description of Chaotic Neutral, but that’s an argument for another place…) I Am A: Chaotic Neutral Elf Ranger Druid Alignment:Chaotic Neutral characters are unstable, and frequently insane. They believe in disorder first and foremost, and will thus strive for that disorder in everything they do. […]

Erin Go Blah!

Wednesday, March 17th, 2004

Many, many years ago there was a beautiful Celtic culture, with it’s own indigenous languages, arts, traditions, and religious practices. One by one, the lands where this culture thrived were overrun and taken over by invading Christians who slaughtered the holy men and converted the people. Until all that remained was one holdout, one stronghold […]

Basement Archaeology

Tuesday, March 16th, 2004

Funky stuff turns up when you swish water under a 64 year-old furnace. We found a rusted piece of what seems to have once been a toy car (What some kid was doing playing in that nasty boiler room, I can’t imagine. Kids are weird.), and a mouse skeleton. Having been a D&D player for […]

Beware the Ides of March

Monday, March 15th, 2004

Another thing that I don’t like about spring is that, come springtime, you feel compelled to get back to those home improvement projects that you’ve managed to avoid all winter. Case in point, my basement.

Movie Review: Hidalgo

Sunday, March 14th, 2004

If I could sum up Hidalgo in one word, the word would be “predictable.” Everything pretty much plays out exactly as you would imagine it will, right down to the ending. The dang horse even whickers right when you know he’s gonna. This doesn’t make the movie un-entertaining, but there’s really no point in seeing […]

Happiness Is

Thursday, March 11th, 2004

Consuming the year’s first Thin Mint. Girl Scouts, where would we be without you?

G4t3s Sux0rs

Tuesday, March 9th, 2004

A couple of months ago, Bill Gates visited the CMU campus here in Pittsburgh. For those who are unfamiliar with the area, CMU is a practically-Ivy League school that is known for cranking out some of the top tech minds to be found. There are probably many lowly CMU freshmen who could out-tech ol’ Bill […]

I was not amused

Monday, March 8th, 2004

This weekend was an exercise in reminding myself why it is that I never go to bars/nightclubs to see bands. (Apart from the obvious reason that bars are full of humans, and I hate humans.) The bands take too bloody long to start!! Why is that? Would they lose precious Hipness Creds if they were […]

To the Wonder-Mobile!

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004

Hey everybody, Look at what’s coming to our house!

The Academy Award-Winning Return of the Kvetch

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2004

I can’t believe ROTK won all those Oscars! Ok, I’ll modify that: I can’t believe it won Best Picture. Like I said before, it wasn’t even a whole movie! “And the winner for best picture 1939 is….the first three reels of Gone With the Wind!” Seems pretty insane when you put it that way, doesn’t […]