Archive for September, 2004

Signs O’ The Times

Thursday, September 30th, 2004

Tonight is the first presidential debate, and it promises to be possibly the single most boring thing ever televised in this nation. Meanwhile, more signs are cropping up around my ‘hood as Nov. 2 grows nearer. It’s a pretty even split so far between Bushites and Kerrians. But it’s interesting to see how obviously the […]

Breaking News: I Suck!

Monday, September 27th, 2004

Warning: Long Surprise, surprise! Back early from vacation. Guess why: we didn’t actually make it to Newfoundland. The reasons? It boils down to two simple ones. 1. I am a mental case 2. I am chickenshit

Signing Off

Monday, September 20th, 2004

I think this will be my last post until we’re back from vacation on Oct. 1. I suppose if I’m really bored at the php conference, I could sneak out and blog something, but otherwise I’m not bringing my laptop and I don’t expect there to be internet connections in remote Newfoundland anyway. (In fact, […]

The Birthday Boy!

Sunday, September 19th, 2004

Today is Jeremy Irons’ birthday! I suggest you celebrate by paying a visit to my JI site! jeremyirons.tarsierjungle.net

Hollywood Birthday: Greta Garbo

Saturday, September 18th, 2004

“Venus doesn’t glitterwhen she stands next to you.”-Garbo by Stevie Nicks

The Movie Studio Who Stole Thanksgiving

Friday, September 17th, 2004

Oh my gawd, does this ever suck!!! Return of the King: Extended Edition delayed Auuuuugh!!! This is bad. Very bad. You see, I have a tradition in my small family. Every Thanksgiving, Whistler and his family come to our house for Tgiving dinner. And every year after dinner is cleaned up and my parents have […]

Experiments With Food

Thursday, September 16th, 2004

Ever since one day on a whim I ate a handful of chocolate-covered espresso beans along with a handful of white chocolate morsels, I’ve been trying to come up with a cookie that would replicate that delicious flavor. Here’s what I have so far:

Won’t Get Fooled Again?

Tuesday, September 14th, 2004

I want to tell you a story. Once upon a time, a symbolically important building was destroyed in an act of politically-motivated terrorism. Soon thereafter, members of a political party which had recently come into power proposed emergency legislation in the wake of the tragic event. The new legislation was touted as a means to […]

Burn Baby Burn: WoofCon 4

Monday, September 13th, 2004

Got back yesterday afternoon from WoofCon. I have to say, I enjoyed this year’s con better than last year’s for some reason. Last year was nice, but this year it seems I spent the whole time laughing my butt off, and that’s a good thing. The whole usual crew was there, plus three newcomers. Woof […]

Friday Blowoff

Friday, September 10th, 2004

Time for a nice, content-free stupid quiz. Bettie Boop Who ‘s Your Inner Sexy Cartoon Chick ? brought to you by Quizilla I’ve always liked Betty. She’s so old-school!

Two More Days

Thursday, September 9th, 2004

Until Woofcon! What, you may ask, is that? Woofcon is a gathering/party of folks from the alt.support.childfree newsgroup, a online community that I’ve been a part of for 6+ years now. The newsgroup has it’s ups and downs, and I’ve thought about ditching it many a time, but it’s still the world’s only 100% safe […]

Your Up-to-Date Update

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004

The Leech Peopl…uh…my in-laws are safely ensconced at Family House, a hospital-owned housing facility. FiL has to stay there for two weeks, because he has to go to the hospital every morning for lengthy bloodwork to check that his new kidney isn’t being rejected. So far, his blood tests have all been great. The downside […]

We Could be ‘Hero’es

Sunday, September 5th, 2004

I want to review the new Jet Li film Hero, but I’m finding it really hard to describe it without giving away the plot intricacies. Hero is basically a cross between Rashomon and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. It’s a lyrical, beautiful Chinese fairy tale, and it’s told all in flashback from differing character perspectives. I […]

Behold the Cuteness

Saturday, September 4th, 2004

I posted this on Friday, but the crack technical crew (Hi LK!) has just informed me that there was a database corruption and Friday’s entry is no more. So once again, let me unveil: donal.tarsierjungle.net I’m not calling it a real ‘fan site’, because it doesn’t have enough content. It’s just a place to stash […]

Controlled Chaos

Wednesday, September 1st, 2004

Here’s the lowdown: my FiL didn’t get into surgery until 2:00 yesterday afternoon, and the procedure took five hours. But according to the doctor, everything went well and the new kidney is functioning as it should. I have no idea yet how long he will have to remain hospitalized. No in-laws descended upon my place […]